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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Steve Forbes’s Take On The Hamas-Israeli Confrontation

Time To Get Real On Israel And The Mideast

Kerry Blunders, Obama Thunders Platitudes

Foreign policy ineptitude on parade yet again in the Middle East.

Kerry v. Israel: Why It Gets Personal


Hamas Knows It Is Losing

A Gaza timeline: A primer on what led to the escalation of fighting between Israel and Hamas

Monday, July 28, 2014

Criminality In Foreign Affairs

Liberal-progressives, since the days of the Warren Supreme Court, have institutionalized the notion that neither the law-abiding public nor victims have rights of protection against criminals.  More important, in the liberal-progressive view, is allowing a criminal to go free on technicalities than seeing that justice is done.

The Obama administration now has extended that doctrine to its foreign policy.  When the criminals are Islamic jihadists such as Hamas, any defensive action by Israel is denounced by Obama or Kerry as unacceptable aggression. 

Israel has little choice but to do its best to obliterate Hamas’s capacity to fire hundreds of rockets daily into civilian settlements and cities in Israel.  Since Israel will be denounced no matter what it does to defend itself, the Israelis should proceed full-speed with their assault against Hamas in Gaza.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Obama Remains Bent On Economic Suicide

Obama Take Heed: Aussies Repeal ‘Economy Killer’ Carbon Tax

The best that can be said for Obama and his liberal-progressive supporters is that they are ignorant of economic reality.

The other explanation is that, as worshippers of the collectivized, socialistic political state, they are driven by faith that destroying economic prosperity for the present generation will produce a magically better human condition for future generations.  That’s, of course, the same rationale that led liberal-progressives in the 1920s and 1930s to support Lenin’s and Stalin’s liquidation of tens of millions of Russian citizens.

The Oceans Are Cooling

Deep Oceans Are Cooling Amidst A Sea of Modeling Uncertainty: New Research on Ocean Heat Content

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Revolutionary Aspects Of Our War Of Independence

Robert Stapler presents a thorough review of his differences of viewpoint with my earlier post

A Brief Overview Of Darwinian Improbability

Barton Bennett emailed a link to Douglas Ell’s lecture at MIT outlining the mathematical near impossibility for life to have been created by random chance and for all life forms to have evolved purely by purposeless chance.

Counting to God: A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief

Monday, July 21, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy

Hope and change the subject. 

Back to his highest priority: rounds of golf and fund-raising.

Will Kerry Hand Hamas a Victory?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Does The Fed Ever Get It Right?

Read these editorials from The New York Sun:

The Missing Data?

The Fed in danger

What if Janet Yellen is Wrong?

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 07/20 at 03:54 PM
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Socialistic Collectivism Leads To Poverty

Socialism requires government spending in excess of a society’s income from useful production.  Socialism’s Holy Grail - social justice - is in reality reduction of everyone to an equal and increasing level of poverty.

Thomas Piketty and Mises’s ‘The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality’