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Long-Held Views on Socialism
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | Author:

Say what you will, but political and economic systems perform better when based on the reality of human nature, rather than the fallacies of how we’d like to believe that people behave. A great quote from more than 70 years ago:

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

Do American Jews Care About… Jews?
Monday, March 13th, 2017 | Author:

Great comments from Dry Bones… It’s hard to argue with his observations:

American Jews are on the march!!

They seem to demonstrate for everyone except American Jews and against every injustice except threats to American Jewry!

The anti-semitic threats against JCC’s, the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, neither has brought an angry Jewish community to the streets. Is American Jewry a “pushover” or does it just seem that way to me?

Source: Is American Jewry a Pushover? 

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Do As I Say?
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 | Author:

Are you surprised?

Alliance Defending Freedom asked students at the University of Wisconsin if they thought a dress designer should have the freedom not to design a dress for Melania Trump. They said “absolutely.” The students also thought a Muslim should have the right to turn down singing at a Christian church. But when they are asked if a Christian photographer should have the right not to photograph a same-sex wedding, their answers uncomfortably change.

Source: National Review

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Politicians
Wednesday, March 08th, 2017 | Author:

A great quote from a man with real-world experience:

“Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.”

– Henry Kissinger

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Unintended Consequences
Tuesday, March 07th, 2017 | Author:

As usual, great commentary from Victor Davis Hanson:

Were NBC anchor Brian Williams’s fantasies fake news? Were Dan Rather’s “fake but accurate” Rathergate memos? How about the party line circulated in JournoList or the Washington and New York reporters who colluded to massage the news to favor the Clinton campaign, as revealed in the Podesta WikiLeaks trove? Was jailing a video maker part of an Obama-administration fake-news attempt to blame Benghazi deaths on a spontaneous riot? Was the Iran Deal’s “echo chamber,” about which Ben Rhodes later bragged, the epitome of fake news?

Thank the Left, because suddenly the term “fake news” is becoming a common description of the media’s effort to suggest that Trump once went to Moscow to frolic with prostitutes, that his lawyer met Russians in Prague, that he removed Martin Luther King’s bust from the Oval Office, that he was going to employ “100,000” guardsmen to enforce immigration law, or that he wished to invade Mexico.

The once liberal invention of the term “fake news” now mostly refers to media efforts by leftists to warp the Trump presidency; to progressive media celebrities who have been caught lying, colluding, or plagiarizing; and to the cohort of unapologetically left-wing journalists who, in the words of Obama White House operative Ben Rhodes, “know nothing” and thus are easily manipulated by their progressive political puppeteers.

Source: Democrats’ Unintended Consequences: Media Collusion, Partisan Overreach

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Can You Trust Snopes?
Sunday, March 05th, 2017 | Author:

I used to consider the Snopes web site a reputable source…  it appears that they also have succumbed to a political agenda:

Snopes got the facts wrong despite deploying not one but two fact-checkers to the case.  The first, Kim LaCapria, is a known leftist who has a history of struggling with the facts. The second was David Mikkelson, Snopes’ co-founder.

This is hardly the first time Snopes has struggled with the facts while “fact-checking.”

Last December, Snopes published a fact-check defending John Kerry’s State Department that was riddled with factual errors and omissions.

Source: Snopes Caught Playing Defense For Democrats 

What Do the Trump-Haters Want?
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 | Author:

A logical analysis from the Diplomad:

So they hate Trump but what are these protesters and their media enablers for?

As far as I can tell they are for children but also for killing unborn ones with no restriction, no apology, and no need for a fee. They are for LBGT and women’s “rights,” but ally themselves with Muslims who practice FGM, oppose abortion, treat women like cattle, and promote and engage in honor killings, and advocate death for LBGT people. They are for women’s rights, but want men who think they are women to use women’s washrooms. They are for free speech, but shut down anybody who disagrees with them, and, of course, ally themselves with Muslims who oppose freedom of speech and thought as part of their core dogma. They are against racism but try to stir up old racial animosities and conflicts that had long been resolved, buried, and forgotten. They are for poor working people, but oppose the tax and the regulatory structures that create jobs. They are for poor working people but favor unrestricted immigration that drives down wages, crowds out jobs, and absorbs the funds of public welfare schemes. They want free education for all, but oppose letting poor and middle class people have the right to choose their schools, unlike the rich people who do. They shout “Love Trumps Hate!” as they bash opponents with bricks and poles. They have spent decades denouncing the military, the CIA, the NSA, and the FBI as oppressors of the people, but now want those agencies to sabotage an elected president. The wealthy ones denounce gun ownership and walls but live behind protective shields of men with guns and walls around their exclusive properties…

Facts don’t matter. Logic is absent and even abhorred and shouted down. The emotion is the thing. The posturing is the thing. The slogan is the thing.

Source: The DiploMad 2.0: Madness and Chaos: the Left in the Time of Trump

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CNN Loses Court Case About False Reporting
Sunday, February 19th, 2017 | Author:

Interesting set of events:

Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia. While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t all out declare that CNN was peddling in falsehoods, she did take aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital.

Source: Hospital CEO Wins Major Court Victory After Accusing CNN of False Reporting

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CNN and Reasonable People
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 | Author:

I was in the Atlanta airport during a recent business trip so it was difficult to avoid hearing the CNN broadcast.  It’s interesting that the 20 minutes of Wolf Blitzer was primarily complaints about the fact that Trump chose to respond to questions from conservative media.

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More Government Control of Your Life
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | Author:

It’s not a crazy proposition of what’s likely to happen:

The time will come when you won’t be able to buy a cup of coffee without being traced, warns investment guru Jim Rogers. To control people, governments will increasingly seek to hunt down cash spending, he adds.

When it’s done, the governments are going to be very, very happy they are going to say they’re doing it for our own good, this is not them, this is for our good. That they’re doing this, but it’s coming, and it’s going to be a whole different world in which we live. Probably we are not going to have as many freedoms as we have now even though we are already losing our freedoms at a significant pace…

Source: Big Brother is watching you: Jim Rogers prophesizes death of cash & total govt control of spending