Monthly Archives: June 2009

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Life Outside the Bathroom

from National ReviewRetreat into ApathyA society of children cannot survive. By Mark Steyn Excerpts According to the U.N. figures, life expectancy in the United States is 78 years; in the United Kingdom, it’s 79 — yay, go socialized health care!…

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Castro’s Cuba

Cuba is like a museum of the communist utopias sought by the revolutionaries of the 1960’s. While the Russia and Chinese Communist countries have greatly modified their economies toward free market reform, Castro’s Cuba still believes in the utopian ideal.…

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Missing from the Cairo Speech

From the Wall Street Journal Why Israelis Are Cool on the Obama SpeechWhat’s needed is an affirmation of Israel’s historical right to exist.by Judea Pearl summary 1. The litmus test for Palestinians is the Israeli settlements. The litmus test for…

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Being Skeptical of Corporate Support of Cap and Trade

In the July/ August ’09 issue of Atlantic on page 19 lies a full page ad from Shell Oil Company featuring a message from their President Marvin Odum in support of Cap and Trade. Odum opens his letter “For Shell,…

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The Cars of Cuba

Cuba is known for the old cars still kept in mint condition. You may think it is just because of pride and it is – the pride of ownership. In Cuba these old cars are one of the few things…

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An Asthmatic Constitution

One of the strongest divides in the political spectrum is the conflict between a “living, breathing constitution” and a strict constructionist. Thurgood Marshall explained his philosophy, “You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” This…

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Spoof of Castro

This spoof of Fidel seems realistic after my trip to Cuba. When an ideological dictator is unrestrained by the checks of a Congress or a court, the rulings can be unbelievably absurd. Hell, even with our numerous time tested checks…

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A Lttle Recent Fiat History

Yesterday Fiat acquired Chrysler thanks to the good offices of the federal government. Six months ago Fiat had some lesser-noticed dealings with the federal government, reported at the time by London’s Times: Fiat, the Italian carmaker, has agreed to pay…

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Stephen Tyrone Johns

Stephen Tyrone Johns R. I. P.

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Tyranny in Disguise

FDR declared in a State of the union in 1944: “This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable rights- among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial…

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Counterproductive Stimulus

Unemployment Under the FDR Stimulus Plan 1930- 8.9 %1931- 15.91932- 23.61933- 24.91934- 21.71935- 20.11936- 17.01937- 14.31938- 19.01939- 17.21940- 14.61941- 9.91942- 4.7 UCLA economists Harold Cole and Lee Ohanian found that FDR’s ill conceived stimulus plan added 7 years to the…

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Newly Affordable Union Labor

Perhaps having the UAM cash in half of its claim for retiree’s pension and health care benefits for majority ownership of Chrysler will be good thing. It may make them understand what is really necessary to make a profit. 401k’s…

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Conserving Reason

Rep Eric Massa (D-NY) drove a GM Equinox, a prototype fuel cell car, from his home in Corning, NY to DC to promote the alternative energy being developed in his district. The car’s range was 30 miles shy of the…

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Betraying Capitalism

great WSJ Europe Article on Joseph Schumpeter’s view of our fiscal crisis Schumpeter’s MomentCapitalism remains the foundation for economic growth and freedom. By CARL SCHRAMM From today’s Wall Street Journal Europe. read the whole article HERE Excerpts: We need to…

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From the Notebooks- Again

one man can change the world if he has enough ammo- James Crabb I used to be nostalgic- Dmetri Martin Catastrophes strike when people allow theories to take on a life of their own and hubris evolves into idoltry.- Emanuel…

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