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May 01 17:34

WOULD YOUR STATE BE BETTER OFF ...

SECEDING
85% (1565 votes)
REMAINING PART OF THE USA
15% (273 votes)
Total votes: 1838

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Apr 11 07:18

Are you a writer? Do you have a blog?

I would like to send a copy of my book The New Epistemology of Morality and Truth at my expense to a few writers who will consider publishing a book review online on their blog. This is about marketing.

The title might appear daunting to some, but don't be misled. This is a 212 page paperback. The book is philosophy, but written for a general readership. I am not an academic. This is not some dreary and foolish academic philosophy book.

This book tells a story, the story of the meaning of a new secular morality arising in the world that has solutions for the future. It is not a god-book. There are some humorous passages, as well as come insightful commentary on life made by an old guy well-past his physical prime.

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Mar 16 17:29

Shouldf the WRH 8PM CST show on Librety News Radio network shift to 7PM CST?

YES, earlier is easier to listen to.
56% (94 votes)
NO Leave it right where it is!
44% (73 votes)
Total votes: 167

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Mar 11 00:42

The blog of Stephen M. Walt

Recommended reading:

http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/

Stephen M. Walt is Professor of International Relations at Harvard University and the co-auther of "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy".

this post:
"Have they not a shred of decency?"
Sat, 02/28/2009 - 10:36pm
discusses the smear campaign against Charles Freeman’s appointment as chairman of the National Intelligence Council.

Feb 28 22:05

Holder's appeal for gun control for MEXICO'S sake

Have you noticed how often the proponents of more government control rarely cite their real intentions and instead make some emotional appeal about helping some victim class? Holder's claims that we should crack down on guns in the US because it helps MEXICO infuriates me.

This morning I hear David Shorr (who is pretty hard to listen to in the best of circumstances) repeating the Obama/Holder propaganda that the guns in Mexico come mostly from the US. The archive isn't up yet and I will add it when I can. But until then, consider the retort below (I have not verified it, fwiw)

It was written in response to a similar news story in the Wall Street Journal (see http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123518102536038463.html?mod=djem_we )

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Feb 07 11:48

Gates, mosquitoes, and terrorism

How do Gates' actions not qualify as terrorism? Seems to me he was using terror to advance an agenda. Seems to be the working definition. And the first 5 letters of "mosque" is in the word "mosquito" - probably the connection would have been made half-jokingly by Malkin or Rush had the actor been a Middle Eastern man instead of the poster boy for corporate America - Gates.

Gates' statement prior to the release hangs him - 'Not only poor people should experience this.' Sic semper Bourgeoisie? Clearly his intent was to create terror - yet the MSM seems to laugh it off. What if that hypothetical Middle Eastern man had released powerdered sugar and claimed it was Anthrax spores only to say "just kidding"?

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Dec 20 11:44

DO YOU THINK THE RIOTS IN EUROPE WILL HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES?

Yes
70% (2646 votes)
No
19% (700 votes)
Not Sure
11% (418 votes)
Total votes: 3764
Dec 07 22:18

Reason enough for blind-rage rampages to become very common.

The events of the past weeks beginning with the massive bailouts of Wall Street banks by the Treasury Department are beginning to wear a raw hole in the psyche of the American public.

And it is not now going too far to say the hubris of the government is reason enough to justify a rash of violent, blind-rage, outbreaks, attacks upon all bodies of authority in this country.

Dec 01 19:18

The Problem with Pragmatism

President-Elect Obama's national security team is being called, "pragmatic".

As expected Hillary Clinton was named the next Secretary of State.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be kept on in his current post.

Susan Rice, an apparently quite competent Obama staffer, was named as nominated to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Marine General James Jones will be nominated as Barack Obama's National Security Adviser.

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano will be nominated as the new Homeland Security Director.

Nov 28 09:59

From Within Our Own Government Powerful Forces Confront Obama.

I make no pretense of my outspokenness. I make no contentions, as I neither voted for Barack Obama or John McCain. I protested the process with a clear-conscience vote for Mark Twain, exactly as I said I would.

I have only slowly grown to value the opportunities the Obama Presidency present. He will have a chance to grab at the brass ring.

I make no bones about the prissy yes-men Obama has thus far recruited for his cabinet. Not one of them is legitimate. Not one of them, other than Paul Volcker, impresses me.

Nov 28 07:33

Commodities to fall, Oil into the teens, and Gold to $250

In the current climate it is easy to look around and find dire predictions. That's why you are reading this post. It is all part of depression era market psychology. Nothing surprises us any more.

So, I am serious about these predictions?

You bet I am. The worldwide financial systems are wrecked to the up side.

We are now peering over the edge of the abyss.

And just because the fed has sloshed around more than few trillion dollars at the bottom of a their leaky bucket, it is all going into efforts that do nothing to increase demand.

No one has any money.

Nov 27 13:08

Bullying

I've always been a bully, since as long as I can remember.

Bullying gets a lot of bad press in our world of late.

It wasn't always so, but these humanitarian schmucks have the floor and the gavel with so much wrong in the world, and so many complaining about it all the time.

But no one knows what to do about anything anymore.

And the number of people screaming to be bullied is skyrocketing.

It's too bad. Because a lot of what is wrong in the world could be very quickly cured with just a little well-placed bullying.

Nov 26 19:34

Ruthlessly dedicated to the preservation of whatever.

IN this age where terrorism, false flags, the end of the financial system, and trillions of dollars all can come up within a single article without shocking a single reader, one has to wonder, by what measure might we see life jump back out of the fast lane before, or after, the bloody, fatal crash everyone seems to be predicting, coming from one source or another, as it most assuredly is?

Nov 26 10:10

WRH Thought for the day

I just noted today's WRH Thought For The Day.

In order for an act to be a crime, libertarians say, someone must be harmed [and?] there must be a victim. Anything that's peaceful, voluntary, and honest should be tolerated regardless of whether we agree with it. Part of the price of our own freedom is allowing others to be free. - Scott Banister, www.libertarian.org

I do not know Scott Banister the woeful grammarian.

But this little aphorist whirligig is typical Libertarian tripe that fails at even the most rudimentary of logical levels.

Nov 24 06:28

The Bailout's Hubris to Nowhere

I awoke this morning with a question in my mind that seemed important. I noted it.

I then read about the $20bn overnight bailout of Citigroup Bank.

My overnight question nagged me more for an answer.

Nov 17 16:50

FREE Garikoitz Aspiazu !

Garikoitz Aspiazu, aka "Txeroki", is a fighter in the movement for an independent Basque nation.

Out of expediency Garikoitz Aspiazu is being treated as a civil prisoner when he is clearly a political prisoner.

The slimeball Sarkozy is bragging he caught him.

Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero, doesn't care who caught Garikoitz Aspiazu. He just wants to cut his balls off and stuff them in his mouth.

Face it. You've got to either put up, or shut up in this world.

Nov 13 20:12

Bald Boomers, and The Hubris of the American Oligarch in the Age of Obama

This site has a plethora of Libertarian posters that serve up libations to the reading public. Where are they?

They have failed to point out that two bald Boomers have seized control of everyone’s economic prospects.

The Age of the American Entrepreneur has been eclipsed by The Age of the Bailouts.

What does this mean for the makeup of American society and the future of everyone’s children who will inherit it?

Oct 12 23:21

The Straight Talk Express Just Drove Off That Bridge to Nowhere

(This 82 year old lady's blog is so hilarious I had to post it )
http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

Did any of you watch the news shows this weekend? And I am not talkng about Troopergate because everyone saw that coming. I’m talking about the video from the McCain rallies. Clearly we now have proof postive that you shouldn’t sleep with your cousin.

Oct 09 10:40

banks for sale

i have an account with national city this bank came to my town when a bank in mytown was owned for over 100 years by one family. mid america sold off to national city this past feburary and i knew this was a mistake because of all the subprime they had in ohio. the bank for in business for 100 years was smart got out before the crap hit the fan. and i knew national city was going to be bad. food and water stocking time. americansadeyes

Sep 29 17:57

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque

According to fire dispatch communications, a child reported seeing two men with a white can spraying something into a window. That child was brought to the supervising firefighter at the scene.

The 300 or so inside were celebrating the last 10 days of Ramadan with dinner and a prayer session, but the prayer session was interrupted so those suffering from tearing, coughing and shortness of breath could receive treatment.
http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/09/2...

Sep 25 11:42

Treasury Pulled $700 billion price tag out of Thin Air

From GoergeWashingtonblogspot

Treasury Pulled the Number Out of Thin Air

You know the $700 billion price tag of the proposed bailout? Treasury pulled that number out of thin air.

As Forbes writes:

In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.

"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."

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