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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Free State Project

The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire and the brainchild of Jason Sorens, a young and handsome Yale grad with a Ph.D. in Political Science...

Little did I know that the "secret mission" I went on to the South Pacific in the late 1960's with Perry Miles, Jack Anderson, and Leeds Davis (my first husband) would end up this way!

Here's the whole story of what happened, something I only just now learned when I looked up the island of Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands (our final destination after traveling to Fiji and Tonga on behalf of Mike Oliver, author of "A New Constitution for A New Country").

A wealthy pharmaceutical company owner named Werner Stiefel was the first to try to create an ocean-based libertarian society, not just write about it. In 1968, under the name Operation Atlantis, Stiefel began recruiting eager young libertarians to move into an old motel in Saugerties, New York. From that humble base they were, according to the plan, eventually to obtain sovereignty over some island--the Prickly Pear Cays in the British West Indies were an initial target--and turn it into a fresh, uncorrupted country. Under that new nation's flag, Stiefel and his freebooters could sail ships that would build artificial platforms in the ocean, which would become the real new nation.

The Stiefelers coined their own silver money, the deca, and earned a brief mention in Esquire in September 1970. "Operation Atlantis is a real mind-blower," Esquire said. "They're not just interested in a floating community, but an honest-to-God independent country....How are they going to do it? They're going to build an island, baby, in the middle of the ocean." In 1971 the group changed the price of its newsletter from 24 U.S. cents to 32 "deca-cents."

In the early '70s Stiefel and his crew built from scratch a rebar-and-mortar boat inside a geodesic dome. They managed, with many difficulties along the way, to sail the homemade vessel from Saugerties down to the Silver Shoals area, near the Bahamas. There, according to Erwin Strauss' book How to Start Your Own Country, they eventually ran afoul of Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who had designs of his own for the area where Stiefel tried to build a nation. (Sunken Spanish galleons with unclaimed treasure were thought to be in the area.) Stiefel and his crew were driven away, and no new Atlantis rose above the waves.

But the dream of an aquatic Galt's Gulch was too sweet to die. Around the same time that Stiefel ran afoul of Baby Doc, Mike Oliver, a concentration camp survivor, coin dealer, and land developer from Nevada, was inflaming libertarian minds with his 1968 book called A New Constitution for a New Country. In it he presented a model constitution for a nation whose extremely limited government could be financed voluntarily. Oliver did more than just write constitutions for sand castles in the sky and imagine ocean-bound libertarian strongholds; he actually gathered teams and money to build them. (Who would actually inhabit them always seemed a bit of an afterthought.)

In 1972, Oliver supervised the sea kingdom of Minerva, built on a South Pacific reef that was dry only at low tide. Minerva was quickly conquered, in one assault with one gunboat, by the king of Tonga. Oliver and his circle--which eventually included John Hospers, a philosopher at the University of Southern California and the Libertarian Party's first presidential candidate--a couple of years later tried to make common cause with a separatist movement on the Bahamian island of Abaco, but that effort fizzled out.

Oliver's most serious reach for libertopia came on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, part of the New Hebrides. In 1980 representatives of Oliver's Phoenix Foundation--which for a while had former Reason editor and Reason Foundation founder Robert Poole on its board of directors --supplied advice and some technical skill to Jimmy Moly Stevens, leader of a Vanuatu separatist movement. The French and British, who had a peculiar dual protectorate over the islands, were pulling out. While some questioned Stevens' libertarian bona fides, we never got a chance to find out how sincere he was.

This nascent nation also was strangled in its crib. At least this time it took more than one Tongan gunboat. Troops from both Papua New Guinea and Australia, in service of the socialist government that inherited the New Hebrides after the French and British left, suppressed Stevens' rebellion. He spent a decade in jail, and the Phoenix Foundation caught the eye of the feds, who briefly considered prosecution of the parties involved for violations of the Arms Export Control Act and the Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from interfering in U.S. relations with foreign powers.
This story is taken from Revolt of the Porcupines!

The Sharia Chamber

Sharia law is spreading as authority wanes

Sharia, derived from several sources including the Koran, is applied to varying degrees in predominantly Muslim countries but it has no binding status in Britain.

However, the BBC Radio 4 programme Law in Action produced evidence yesterday that it was being used by some Muslims as an alternative to English criminal law.

Think it can't happen in the United States?

When I flew in to the island of Espiritu Santo in The New Hebrides islands in the 1960's, I had to choose whether to be ruled under the laws of France or of Great Britain (before 1980 it was a British-French Condominium government). Since the French hated Americans, I chose to be ruled by British law (but I spent all my free time at the country-French restaurant).
It's already starting in Great Britain.

Be careful what you vote for (watch out for the Democrats' shift towards greater multilateralism).

SPLAT !

Study Finds that a Single Impact Killed the Dinosaurs

A new study provides compelling evidence that "one and only one impact" caused the mass extinction, according to a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher.

Craving a maple bar?

My husband wants me to make a cake!

I used to do it quite frequently when we were first married...but haven't in quite awhile now :)

Anyway, he just has to have that scrumptious maple flavor you get at the doughnut stores...and I found the most perfect recipe in an unusual place:

Parenting: Babies & Toddlers


But what's a husband besides a big baby anyway?

MAPLE FROSTING

This frosting makes a great topping to maple cupcakes or any cake. Use it to add a fall touch to your desserts.

INGREDIENTS:
• 3 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
• 2 tablespoons butter, softened

PREPARATION:
Blend all ingredients except powdered sugar until well blended.
Blend in powdered sugar until mixture reaches the consistency of frosting.
If mix is too dry or thick, add a small amount of softened butter until consistency is correct.

If mix is too wet or runny, add more powdered sugar.


Monday, November 27, 2006

Loaded

"...the simple act of talking triggers a flood of brain chemicals which give women a rush similar to that felt by heroin addicts when they get a high."

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con dolcezza

Americans for Dr. Rice
Dedicated to drafting Dr. Rice for President in 2008.

"Power matters. But there can be no absence of moral content in American foreign policy, and furthermore, the American people wouldn't accept such an absence. Europeans giggle at this and say we're naive and so on, but we're not Europeans, we're Americans - and we have different principles."

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, February 2003
If you are wondering why anyone would be so inspired by Dr. Rice, please read her amazing story below:

Condi Rice Takes Up Golf

By Ronald Kessler (11/27/06)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dominates the world stage, and she is consistently rated the most admired woman in America; yet little is known about her personal life.

Recently, Rice was at Camp David for a weekend when President Bush invited her and other friends to play golf. She wasn’t very good at it but continued to practice after everyone had left. Within a few weeks, Rice had signed up to take golf lessons from a pro. They hit the links at Andrews Air Force Base every Sunday when she’s in town.

That is typical of Rice, a driven perfectionist whose parents taught her in segregated Birmingham, Ala., that blacks had to be “twice as good” to pull even with whites.

Brushes With Racism

Most people don’t know that when she was 8, Rice was attending the service at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where her father was the minister, when she heard a deafening blast. Two miles away, at 10:22 a.m. on Sept. 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist church had been bombed. Not until the next day did she learn that Denise McNair, one of her friends and classmates, was one of the four girls who died.

Rice attended the funeral of her friend who loved her dolls and left mud pies in the mailboxes of her childhood crushes. Rice remembered how small the coffin was. She also remembered that she somehow knew the police would not investigate the crime. If they did, no one would be convicted. It was not until 40 years later that the FBI and local authorities finally developed enough evidence to bring about convictions of three Ku Klux Klan members responsible for the bombing.

Like other African-Americans in Birmingham back then, Rice had to sit at the back of buses. When more whites got on, the driver would move a “Colored” sign farther back in the bus, making more room for whites and less for blacks. Rice could not eat at the same restaurants as whites unless the restaurant had a separate room with a separate entrance for blacks. She was not allowed to use the same drinking fountains or public restrooms as whites. But Condi Rice, a descendant of slaves and white slave owners, had something else going for her: Her middle-class black neighborhood of Titusville had developed a culture separate from the rest of the city, one that shut out the racism all around and taught children they had to excel.

“My parents,” Rice says, “were very strategic. I was going to be so well prepared, and I was going to do all of these things that were revered in white society so well, so that I would be armored somehow from racism. I would be able to confront white society on its own terms.” Rice lived in a place where restaurants wouldn’t serve her a hamburger, she says, “But my parents were telling me I could be president.”

An Avid Music Fan

Rice started taking piano lessons at age 3. Her mother, also a pianist, based Condi’s first name on the Italian phrase con dolcezza, a variation of the musical direction con dolce, meaning “with sweetness.” As a teenager, Rice was a competitive ice skater and French speaker. She is also an excellent tennis player.

Having interviewed her twice, I’ve found Rice to be even prettier, more charming, and more composed than she appears on TV. Rice served on the board of Chevron and made more than $250,000 by investing in Chevron stock. She buys eight pairs of Ferragamo shoes at a time. Every Saturday, she has a manicure at the salon in her Watergate apartment.

Rice maintains constant eye contact, gesturing with her hands as she makes her points.

I asked Rice, who is single, if she dates.

“The one thing I don’t do is talk about my personal life, but let me tell you this: I’m not a workaholic; I have friends,” she says. “I do other things besides work, and I wish I had time to do more other things.”

In fact, Rice has a weakness for football players. When her father coached high school football, she became an aficionado. Rice was briefly engaged to a Denver Broncos player. At Stanford, she dated Gene A. Washington, a former four-time All-Pro receiver for the San Francisco 49ers who was then assistant athletics director at Stanford.

He became a TV sportscaster and now heads football operations for the National Football League in Washington. Rice has shown up at Washington parties and White House state dinners with him. A fellow Alabaman, Washington says they are just friends.

A Spiritual Side

Rice is a spiritual person. She told me she prays as many as 10 times a day.

“I’m a minister’s daughter,” she says. “It’s the most natural thing in the world. Sometimes I pray to myself and sometimes, when I’m alone, I pray out loud.”

About once or twice a month, at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays, Rice plays the piano with a chamber group at her apartment.

“I’m a great Brahms fan,” she told me.

Rice is good enough to have accompanied Yo-Yo Ma at Constitution Hall when President Bush honored the renowned cellist in April 2002. A Russian speaker, Rice occasionally reads a Russian language newspaper.

With her friend Mary Kate Bush, a former alternate executive director of the International Monetary Fund, Rice attends the symphony or the opera at the Kennedy Center.

“We love to shop,” said Bush, who serves on the boards of corporations and mutual funds. “We play tennis together. Every now and then we get to go to a movie. We watch TV — sports in particular — and spend relaxing, quiet evenings. We make dinner or order in and veg out.”

Ronald Kessler is chief Washington correspondent of NewsMax.com. Get his dispatches FREE sent you via e-mail. Click here now.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Murder?

Do you like to read a good murder mystery?

Not even Law and Order would attempt to capture this mess!

This is an unbelievable twist of fate...

At the1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science, AAFS President Dr Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the legal complications of a bizarre death.

Here is the story:

On March 23, 1994...the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus, and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound to the head. Mr. Opus had jumped from the top of a ten-story building intending to commit suicide.

He left a note to the effect indicating his despondency. As he fell past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast passing through a window, which killed him instantly.

Neither the shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed just below the eighth floor level to protect some building workers and that Ronald Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide the way he had planned.

"Ordinarily," Dr Mills continued, "Someone who sets out to commit suicide and ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might not be what he intended, is still defined as committing suicide." That Mr. Opus was shot on the way to certain death, but probably would not have been successful because of the safety net, caused the medical examiner to feel that he had a homicide on his hands.

The room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast emanated, was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing vigorously, and he was threatening her with a shotgun! The man was so upset that when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife, and the pellets went through the window, striking Mr Opus. When one intends to kill subject "A" but kills subject "B" in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject "B."

When confronted with the murder charge, the old man and his wife were both adamant, and both said that they thought the shotgun was not loaded. The old man said it was a long-standing habit to threaten his wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention to murder her. Therefore the killing of Mr. Opus appeared to be an accident; that is, assuming the gun had been accidentally loaded.

The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple's son loading the shotgun about six weeks prior to the fatal accident.

It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son's financial support and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would shoot his mother Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of the murder even though he didn't actually pull the trigger. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.

Now comes the exquisite twist: Further investigation revealed that the son was, in fact, Ronald Opus. He had become increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother's murder. This led him to jump off the ten-story building on March 23rd, only to be killed by a shotgun blast passing through the ninth story window The son, Ronald Opus, had actually murdered himself. So the medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.

A true story from Associated Press (Reported by Kurt Westervelt)

Jesus is not son of God. He is a Prophet of Islam.



Thousands of Muslims urge Pope not to visit Turkey



For those who want big government...

Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself.

Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?

Let history answer this question.

-- Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801)
Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (493)

A Short History of the FBI

The FBI originated from a force of Special Agents created in 1908 by Attorney General Charles Bonaparte during the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. The two men first met when they both spoke at a meeting of the Baltimore Civil Service Reform Association. Roosevelt, then Civil Service Commissioner, boasted of his reforms in federal law enforcement. It was 1892, a time when law enforcement was often political rather than professional. Roosevelt spoke with pride of his insistence that Border Patrol applicants pass marksmanship tests, with the most accurate getting the jobs. Following Roosevelt on the program, Bonaparte countered, tongue in cheek, that target shooting was not the way to get the best men. "Roosevelt should have had the men shoot at each other, and given the jobs to the survivors."

Roosevelt and Bonaparte both were "Progressives." They shared the conviction that efficiency and expertise, not political connections, should determine who could best serve in government. Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States in 1901; four years later, he appointed Bonaparte to be Attorney General. In 1908, Bonaparte applied that Progressive philosophy to the Department of Justice by creating a corps of Special Agents. It had neither a name nor an officially designated leader other than the Attorney General. Yet, these former detectives and Secret Service men were the forerunners of the FBI.
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Illegal Aliens Committing ID Theft Are Given Legal Status In U.S.

Here is a new one.

An illegal alien admits to using phony ID, identity theft, fraud on his job application, plus vioilating Federal immigration laws. The Fed, instead of punishing him for these and the other crimes he committed, allow his legal residency in the United States. With his sterling record he soon could become a citizen. No wonder we are becoming a lawless nation.

If any one of us had violated the same laws, we would rightfully go to jail. Yet an illegal alien is rewarded for crimes.
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New Report Refutes Global Warming

A recent report from Britain's Sir Nicholas Stern warned of the devastating economic effects global warming could have on the world in coming years.

But a British researcher has added his voice to those saying the "hysteria" over manmade global warming distorts the truth.

Stern — former chief economist at the World Bank — cautioned that if greenhouse gas emissions weren't significantly reduced, by 2050 the global economy would shrink by up to 20 percent, millions of people would be permanently displaced and droughts would plague the earth.

Now journalist Christopher Monckton, who was a policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher, has published a detailed report attacking the manmade global warming theory from various angles — including the so-called "medieval warm period."

The United Nations, which has issued a widely quoted report on global warming, "abolished the medieval warm period — the global warming at the end of the First Millennium A.D.," according to Monckton.

A U.N. report in 1996 "showed a 1,000-year graph demonstrating that temperature in the Middle Ages was warmer than today," Monckton writes in Britain's Sunday Telegraph.

"But the 2001 report contained a new graph showing no medieval warm period. It wrongly concluded that the 20th century was the warmest for 1,000 years . . .

"Scores of scientific papers show that the medieval warm period was real, global and up to [5 degrees Fahrenheit] warmer than now.

"Then, there were no glaciers in the tropical Andes; today they're there. There were Viking farms in Greenland; now they're under permafrost. There was little ice at the North Pole — a Chinese naval squadron sailed right around the Arctic in 1421 and found none."

Monckton also writes that Antarctica has cooled and gained ice-mass in the past 30 years, and the oceans have cooled sharply in the past two years.

He calculates that global temperatures will rise only .18 to 2.5 degrees in the coming century, "well within the medieval temperature range."

And he suggests that rather than point to greenhouse gases as the culprit behind any measurable global warming, we might blame the sun. He cites a scientist who maintains that in the past half-century the sun has been warmer, for longer, than at any time in at least the past 11,400 years.

Monckton's conclusion: "Politicians, scientists and bureaucrats contrived a threat of Biblical floods, droughts, plagues, and extinctions worthier of St. John the Divine than of science."

He also remarks: "Al Gore please note."

NewsMax.com

Saturday, November 25, 2006

What happened?



TAX POEMU.S. TAXES

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries, then
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me
to my doom..."

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The Inheritance tax.


  • Accounts Receivable Tax
  • Building Permit Tax
  • CDL license Tax
  • Cigarette Tax
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Dog License Tax
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
  • Fishing License Tax
  • Food License Tax,
  • Fuel permit tax
  • Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
  • Hunting License Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Interest expense
  • Inventory tax
  • IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties
    (tax on top of tax)
  • Liquor Tax
  • Luxury Taxes
  • Marriage License Tax
  • Medicare Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Real Estate Tax
  • Service charge taxes
  • Social Security Tax
  • Road usage taxes
  • Sales Tax
  • Recreational Vehicle Tax
  • School Tax
  • State Income Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
  • Telephone federal excise tax
  • Telephone federal universal service fee tax
  • Telephone federal, state, local surcharge taxes
  • Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
  • Telephone recurring/non-recurring charges tax
  • Telephone state and local tax
  • Telephone usage charge tax
  • Utility Taxes
  • Vehicle License Registration Tax
  • Vehicle Sales Tax
  • Watercraft registration Tax
  • Well Permit Tax
  • Workers Compensation Tax












COMMENTS

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What happened? And I still have to "press 1" for English!



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Friday, November 24, 2006

THE YEAR 1905

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some of the U.S.statistics for the Year 1905:
  • The average life expectancy in the U.S.was 47 years.
  • Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S.had a bathtub.
  • Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
  • A three-minute call from Denverto New York Citycost eleven dollars.
  • There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.
  • The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
  • Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennesseewere each more heavily populated than California.
  • With a mere 1.4 million people, Californiawas only the 21st most populous state in the Union.
  • The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
  • The average wage in the U.S.was 22 cents per hour.
  • The average U.S.worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
  • A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
    a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
  • More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S.took place at home.
  • Ninety percent of all U.S.doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so-called "medical" schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."
  • Sugar cost four cents a pound.
  • Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
  • Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
  • Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
  • Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
  • The five leading causes of death in the U.S.were:
    1. Pneumonia and influenza
    2. Tuberculosis
    3. Diarrhea
    4. Heart disease
    5. Stroke
  • The American flag had 45 stars.
  • Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
  • The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!
  • Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.
  • There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
  • Two out of every 10 U.S.adults couldn't read or write.
  • Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
  • Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacist said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." (Shocking!)
  • Eighteen percent of households in the U.S.had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
  • There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.
  • And this was forwarded to me from someone else who didn't type it himself, and sent it to me in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years...it staggers the mind!

God's Yellow Pages

Let your fingers do the walking...

...through the Bible!

Organized by topic.

Road to Holocaust found in C&W bar in Tucson?

November 24, 2006 5:00 AM

Throw the Jew Joke Down the Well
Borat gets anti-Semitism wrong
by Charles Krauthammer

Baron Cohen could easily have found what he seeks closer to home. He is, after all, from Europe where synagogues are torched and cemeteries desecrated in a revival of anti-Semitism — not “indifference” to but active — unseen since the Holocaust. Where a Jew is singled out for torture and death by French-African thugs. Where a leading Norwegian intellectual — et tu, Norway? — mocks “God’s Chosen People” (“We laugh at this people’s capriciousness and weep at its misdeeds”) and calls for the destruction of Israel, the “state founded ... on the ruins of an archaic national and warlike religion.”

Yet amid this gathering darkness, an alarming number of liberal Jews are seized with the notion that the real threat lurks deep in the hearts of American Protestants, most specifically Southern evangelicals...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Giving thanks

Let's be thankful today (and everyday), especially for those who give their lives to protect us:

www.sgtstrader.org:80/msg/2006tdm1.html

And you can send them a little note of thanks: it's free, it's quick and it's easy!

www.letssaythanks.com/Home1280.html

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

U 2 can use YouTube

If you're not familiar with YouTube.com they are a video
sharing site that's currently the 14th most visited site on
the internet, according to ComScore Media Metrix. Right now
YouTube gets about 72 million visitors per month and 14,000
new video uploads every day.

What Google gets out of the deal is traffic. Millions of
eyeballs get to look at their targeted ads.

YouTube gets stronger filtering to keep out unwanted
material, and Google's power of search, to find videos
on the YouTube site. But even more important will be
the YouTube videos starting to show up on Google.

As test we made a silly video on how to groom a cat.
My friend took three different brushes and showed how
to use them. A month later, that silly video gets viewed
hundreds of times per week. So what could you make a
video of? How about...

Changing a car tire.
Barbecuing eggplant.
Setting up a tent.
Heating a baby bottle.
Writing on a cake.
Putting on makeup.
Opening a bottle of wine.

Yes, we all had to learn how to do all, or many of
these things at one point in time in our life.

Another friend of mine does a certain kind of yoga...
well that's boring enough. What's good about watching
someone standing still? It's not the pose... it's getting
into the twisted pose that makes a great movie. After
the movie we can send visitors to a website to buy yoga
mats, clothing, DVDs and accessories.

Anything that has a process can have a video made of it.
Trust me, YouTube will evolve into not just entertainment,
but an on-demand video encyclopedia of how to do all things.
But at the moment, the more goofy and funny your video is,
the more viral and popular it will become.

Don't let your lack of gear prevent you from getting started.
In the case of the cat video, it was totally amateur. We didn't
use proper lighting, or even have a video camera. It was a
digital still camera that had low resolution video capability.

We recorded the 30 second clip, and transferred it to the
computer. We then used Apple's QuickTime Pro for Windows,
to convert the video into a YouTube friendly format. (QT
Pro is a 30 dollar upgrade from basic QuickTime and it's
available directly from Apple.com.)

We uploaded the video to YouTube.com and almost immediately,
people were watching it and voting on it. Within four weeks
we had received thousands of views. So now that we had the
eyeballs, we needed to test the marketing.

Here's the secret. Using software like QuickTime Pro you can
add a freeze frame to the end of the video. Like the credits
at the end of a movie. This is when and where to advertise
your site.

All you need to do is make a 320 by 240 pixel graphic (or
whatever size your movie is) in Photoshop Elements or your
favorite graphics software. On the graphic you could say
something like, "For more Videos and cat grooming tips just
like this one visit EverythingKitty.com.

Once you have your graphic done, open QuickTime Pro and
choose "Open Image Sequence." Set your "Frame Rate" to
five seconds. This will display your graphic for five seconds.

Next, take the time slider and move it to the very beginning
of the five second clip. Drag in your 30 second movie from
your desktop into the QuickTime window.

This time, when you play your movie, your marketing
message will be displayed for five seconds at the end of
the movie. All that's left to do, is save it as MPEG4 and
upload it to YouTube. There's all sorts of other tricks you
can do, but this one will get you started.

So how well did we do with the kitty video and the five
second marketing message. Just over 437 dollars in affiliate
revenue, from 1,209 visitors in less than a week. That's
just over 36 cents per visitor. (Known in marketing speak
as dollar value per visitor.)

So what are you going to do this weekend? The same old
marketing stuff you've always done, or get your camera
out and start goofing around for fun and profit? You'll be
surprised at how many new visitors you can get in a very
short time.

That's it for this issue my friend. Thank you for reading.
We'll chat again soon. Until then, here's wishing you all
the best for online success.


Michael Campbell

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Still In Saigon

Excepts from Andrew Cline's excellent American Spectator article "Still In Saigon":

Before the election, we heard incessantly how reckless President Bush was for stubbornly refusing to listen to his own generals about the situation in Iraq...the criticism helped bring the Democrats to power. And the first thing they did when they took charge was ignore the military command.

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It's not only the top commander who wants to stay in Iraq and finish the job. It's the troops...yet Democrats refuse to listen. Instead of taking military policy advice from service members whose relevant experience is in Iraq, they continue to turn to former service members whose relevant experience was in Vietnam.

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As Democrats are busy ignoring the entire military, from Central Command down to the privates, while drawing up their own plans for retreat, Rep. Charles Rangel is pushing to institute the draft...the United States had a draft from 1948 to 1973. We still went to Korea and (ahem) Vietnam.

Rangel also has no idea who is actually in our military. He claims it's the poor and unprivileged. (In other words, if you don't study in school so you'll have good career options, you'll get stuck in Iraq.)

But the military today is not the military of the Civil War or even Vietnam. It is more educated and affluent than ever before...the military is also not just a bunch of poor boys with no other options.

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Generals often make the mistake of fighting the last war. On Iraq, Democrats are doing exactly that. They just cannot get past Vietnam.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

ROOT CAUSES OF ISLAMIC TERROR AGAINST THE U.S.

Prime Minister Tony Blair, Jim Baker and Brent Scowcroft have developed an intriguing theory: The core of the 13-century-old Islamic terrorism and Middle East violence is the sixty-year old Palestinian issue.

They have introduced a cost-effective tactic in combating terrorism: Rather than flex a muscle against Iran and other rogue regimes, instead of challenging the terrorist acts of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, they expect that one should suspend disbelief, shrink the Jewish State back to the 1949 Lines and establish a Palestinian State on its border. Such a contrived approach would, supposedly, mollify and appease the unprecedented wave of anti-US Islamic terrorism.

Really??

1. 9/11 was planned while Clinton's USA and Barak's Israel were appeasing the Palestinians and the Arabs, proposing a total Israeli withdrawal, including the re-partitioning of Jerusalem and the giveaway of the Golan Heights.

2. The October 12, 2000 Islamic terrorist attack on the USS Cole (17 sailors murdered) occurred when Israel was willing to give away the store, while the US pressured Israel to absorb and compensate Palestinian refugees.

3. The August 27, 1998 Islamic terrorist assault of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania took place (257 murdered and over 4,000 injured) while President Clinton was brutally pressuring Prime Minister Netanyahu for sweeping concessions to the Palestinians and to Syria.

4. The 1995/6 Riyadh and Khobar Towers, Dhahran Islamic terror attacks (19 murdered) were carried out while Israel implemented unprecedented concessions, in spite of Palestinian hate-education, systematic violation of all commitments made by the PA and unprecedented Palestinian terrorism.

5. The February 1993 Twin Towers bombing (6 murdered and over 1,000 injured) transpired while Israel conducted the pre-Oslo talks with the PLO, snatching the PLO from the jaws of oblivion in terrorist camps in Yemen, Iraq, Sudan and Tunisia and making unprecedented concessions.

6. The December 21, 1988 PanAm-103 (270 murdered) terrorism took place a few months following the groundbreaking initiation of direct talks between the US and the PLO, while the US attempted to initiate a direct Israel-PLO dialogue.

7. The June 1985 TWA 847 hijacking to Beirut (1 US Navy Seabee diver murdered) took place when the US was backing Iraq in Baghdad's war against Iran, irrespective of the Palestinian issue.

8. The April/October 1983 bombings of the US Embassy and Marines and French military headquarters – by Syria and PLO-supported Islamic terrorists (300 Amerricans and 58 French murdered) – occurred while the US military conffronted Israeli tanks in Lebanon and the US Administration blasted Israel horrifically for its war against the PLO.

Blair's, Baker's and Scowcroft's contention that the Palestinian issue is the core of anti-Western Islamic terrorism and Mideast violence reflects a complete lack of understanding of the Arab mentality. It is totally inaccurate and fails to explain the real reason for anti-US Islamic terrorism.

It diverts attention and resources away from The Core Cause: a 13 century old religion that preaches hate against those who don't follow its precepts, and whose Holy Book preaches death and advocates terrorism against non-believers. This policy of violence has characterized Muslim interaction with the West for 1300 years, including instances of violence against the United States as far back as the late 18th Century.

Any one who is familiar with world history will be familiar with the history of Islamic violence against non-believers that goes back for centuries, and whose root cause has nothing to do with a 60 year old problem of Palestinian refugees.

If that is the approach of the new advisors to President Bush on the Islamic terror issues in the Middle East, we are in for a very rude awakening. Causing Israel to make concessions against their best interest to appease Palestinian terrorists will not bring peace to the Middle East and will not cause Islamic terrorists to lay down their weapons and grow dates and raise cattle.

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Posted By Gary Aminoff to Bear To The Right at 11/21/2006 04:56:00 PM

Saturday Night Live's new crew

Last night I sent out a blog on an Initiative that would FINE people who are worth more than $20 million before they could move to another state. My good friend Joel Strom thought this was a Saturday Night Live proposed skit. Others thought the same and did not believe this was a real measure. Sadly, it is. But, I now realize that Democrats like Pelosi love SNL—so much so, they are practicing to become writers for the show. Otherwise how do you account for the fact that Pelosi wants to put an impeached judge (who SHE voted to impeach) in charge of national Security for the House of Representatives? How do you account for Pelosi promoting the ethically challenged John Murtha for Majority Leader, or Charlie Rangel wanting to return our nation to government controlled and run slavery? This is either a joke or they have smelled the weed filled air in San Francisco once too often. Obviously Pelosi and her friends are looking for their next job, as comedy writers for SNL.
Stephan Frank's California Political News and Views

You can check out, but you can never leave

Thanks to the Los Angeles Times blog, Political Muscle, we know the latest crazy idea from the Democrats. If you have made more than $20 million, you will not be allowed to leave the State without paying a FINE. Not a typo. How about this part, if the Initiative passes, the State of California would buy a majority position in Exxon Mobil, Chevron Corp., General Motors Corp., and Ford Motor Co. Of course that could cost north of $100 billion..yet the source of the purchase price is not noted in the measure.

These folks promoting this are not socialists or communists, they are seriously ill. Looks like they had a party one night, drank "Thunderchicken" (that is what we in the Army called Thunderbird Wine), got some bad weed and got sick inhaling from an aerosol can. That can be the only reason for the theft of private property envisioned by this measure.Obviously, the sponsors have "money envy" problems.
Have $20 Million, Want To Move to Another State? You Will be Fined"

Monday, November 20, 2006

Know thyself



Sunday, November 19, 2006

Secret plan to destroy America

I HAVE A SECRET PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA.

IF YOU BELIEVE, AS MANY DO, THAT AMERICA IS TOO SMUG, TOO WHITE BREAD, TOO SELF-SATISFIED, TOO RICH, LETS DESTROY AMERICA. IT IS NOT THAT HARD TO DO. HISTORY SHOWS THAT NATIONS ARE MORE FRAGILE THAN THEIR CITIZENS THINK. NO NATION IN HISTORY HAS SURVIVED THE RAVAGES OF TIME. ARNOLD TOYNBEE OBSERVED THAT ALL GREAT CIVILIZATIONS RISE AND THEY ALL FALL, AND THAT "AN AUTOPSY OF HISTORY WOULD SHOW THAT ALL GREAT NATIONS COMMIT SUICIDE."

HERE IS MY PLAN:

I. WE MUST FIRST MAKE AMERICA A BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL COUNTRY. HISTORY SHOWS, IN MY OPINION, THAT NO NATION CAN SURVIVE THE TENSION, CONFLICT, AND ANTAGONISM OF TWO COMPETING LANGUAGES AND CULTURES. IT IS A BLESSING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO BE BILINGUAL; IT IS A CURSE FOR A SOCIETY TO BE BILINGUAL. ONE SCHOLAR, SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET, PUT IT THIS WAY:

THE HISTORIES OF BILINGUAL AND BICULTURAL SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT ASSIMILATE ARE HISTORIES OF TURMOIL, TENSION, AND TRAGEDY. CANADA, BELGIUM, MALAYSIA, LEBANON-ALL FACE CRISES OF NATIONAL EXISTENCE IN WHICH MINORITIES PRESS FOR AUTONOMY, IF NOT INDEPENDENCE. PAKISTAN AND CYPRUS HAVE DIVIDED. NIGERIA SUPPRESSED AN ETHNIC REBELLION. FRANCE FACES DIFFICULTIES WITH ITS BASQUES, BRETONS, AND CORSICANS.

II. I WOULD THEN INVENT "MULTICULTURALISM" AND ENCOURAGE IMMIGRANTS TO MAINTAIN THEIR OWN CULTURE. I WOULD MAKE IT AN ARTICLE OF BELIEF THAT ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL: THAT THERE ARE NO CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT ARE IMPORTANT. I WOULD DECLARE IT AN ARTICLE OF FAITH THAT THE BLACK AND HISPANIC DROPOUT RATE IS ONLY DUE TO PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION BY THE MAJORITY. EVERY OTHER EXPLANATION IS OUT-OF-BOUNDS.

III. WE CAN MAKE THE UNITED STATES A "HISPANIC QUEBEC" WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT. THE KEY IS TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY RATHER THAN UNITY. AS BENJAMIN SCHWARZ SAID IN THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY RECENTLY:

THE APPARENT SUCCESS OF OUR OWN MULTIETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL EXPERIMENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED NOT BY TOLERANCE BUT BY HEGEMONY. WITHOUT THE DOMINANCE THAT ONCE DICTATED ETHNOCENTRICALLY, AND WHAT IT MEANT TO BE AN AMERICAN, WE ARE LEFT WITH ONLY TOLERANCE AND PLURALISM TO HOLD US TOGETHER.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL IMMIGRANTS TO KEEP THEIR OWN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. I WOULD REPLACE THE MELTING POT METAPHOR WITH A SALAD BOWL METAPHOR. IT IS IMPORTANT TO INSURE THAT WE HAVE VARIOUS CULTURAL SUB-GROUPS LIVING IN AMERICA REINFORCING THEIR DIFFERENCES RATHER THAN AMERICANS, EMPHASIZING THEIR SIMILARITIES.

IV. HAVING DONE ALL THIS, I WOULD MAKE OUR FASTEST GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP THE LEAST EDUCATED - I WOULD ADD A SECOND UNDERCLASS, UNASSIMILATED, UNDEREDUCATED, AND ANTAGONISTIC TO OUR POPULATION. I WOULD HAVE THIS SECOND UNDERCLASS HAVE A 50% DROP OUT RATE FROM SCHOOL.

V. I WOULD THEN GET THE BIG FOUNDATIONS AND BIG BUSINESS TO GIVE THESE EFFORTS LOTS OF MONEY. I WOULD INVEST IN ETHNIC IDENTITY, AND I WOULD ESTABLISH THE CULT OF VICTIMOLOGY. I WOULD GET ALL MINORITIES TO THINK THEIR LACK OF SUCCESS WAS ALL THE FAULT OF THE MAJORITY - I WOULD START A GRIEVANCE INDUSTRY BLAMING ALL MINORITY FAILURE ON THE MAJORITY POPULATION.

VI. I WOULD ESTABLISH DUAL CITIZENSHIP AND PROMOTE DIVIDED LOYALTIES. I WOULD "CELEBRATE DIVERSITY." "DIVERSITY" IS A WONDERFULLY SEDUCTIVE WORD. IT STRESSES DIFFERENCES RATHER THAN COMMONALITIES. DIVERSE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE ARE MOSTLY ENGAGED IN HATING EACH OTHER-THAT IS, WHEN THEY ARE NOT KILLING EACH OTHER. A DIVERSE," PEACEFUL, OR STABLE SOCIETY IS AGAINST MOST HISTORICAL PRECEDENT. PEOPLE UNDERVALUE THE UNITY IT TAKES TO KEEP A NATION TOGETHER, AND WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS MYOPIA.

LOOK AT THE ANCIENT GREEKS. DORF'S WORLD HISTORY TELLS US: THE GREEKS BELIEVED THAT THEY BELONGED TO THE SAME RACE; THEY POSSESSED A COMMON LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE; AND THEY WORSHIPED THE SAME GODS. ALL GREECE TOOK PART IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN HONOR OF ZEUS AND ALL GREEKS VENERATED THE SHRINE OF APOLLO AT DELPHI. A COMMON ENEMY PERSIA THREATENED THEIR LIBERTY. YET, ALL OF THESE BONDS TOGETHER WERE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO OVERCOME TWO FACTORS (LOCAL PATRIOTISM AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS THAT NURTURED POLITICAL DIVISIONS).

IF WE CAN PUT THE EMPHASIS ON THE "PLURIBUS," INSTEAD OF THE "UNUM," WE CAN BALKANIZE AMERICA AS SURELY AS KOSOVO.

VII. THEN I WOULD PLACE ALL THESE SUBJECTS OFF LIMITS - MAKE IT TABOO TO TALK ABOUT. I WOULD FIND A WORD SIMILAR TO "HERETIC" IN THE 16TH CENTURY - THAT STOPPED DISCUSSION AND PARALYZED THINKING. WORDS LIKE "RACIST", "XENOPHOBE" THAT HALTS ARGUMENT AND CONVERSATION.

HAVING MADE AMERICA A BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL COUNTRY, HAVING ESTABLISHED MULTICULTURALISM, HAVING THE LARGE FOUNDATIONS FUND THE DOCTRINE OF "VICTIMOLOGY", I WOULD NEXT MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS. I WOULD DEVELOP A MANTRA - "THAT BECAUSE IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN GOOD FOR AMERICA, IT MUST ALWAYS BE GOOD." I WOULD MAKE EVERY INDIVIDUAL IMMIGRANT SYMPATRIC AND IGNORE THE CUMULATIVE IMPACT.

VIII. LASTLY, I WOULD CENSOR VICTOR DAVIS HANSON'S BOOK Mexifornia — THIS BOOK IS DANGEROUS — IT EXPOSES MY PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA. SO PLEASE, PLEASE — IF YOU FEEL THAT AMERICA DESERVES TO BE DESTROYED — PLEASE, PLEASE — DON'T BUY THIS BOOK! THIS GUY IS ON TO MY PLAN.

"THE SMART WAY TO KEEP PEOPLE PASSIVE AND OBEDIENT IS TO STRICTLY LIMIT THE SPECTRUM OF ACCEPTABLE OPINION, BUT ALLOW VERY LIVELY DEBATE WITHIN THAT SPECTRUM." — NOAM CHOMSKY, AMERICAN LINGUIST AND US MEDIA AND FOREIGN POLICY CRITIC.

RICHARD D. LAMM
Washington D.C. (2004)
(Revised, June 2005)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sign language

SIGN IN A STORE WINDOW

"WE WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH 1000 AL QAEDA TERRORISTS THAN WITH ONE SINGLE AMERICAN"



This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in Philadelphia.

You are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory statement. One would think that anti-hate groups from all across the country would be marching on this business and that the National Guard might have to be called to keep the angry crowds back. But, perhaps in these stressful times one might be tempted to let the proprietors simply make their statement . . .

We are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps our greatest liberty--and after all, it is just a sign!

You may ask what kind of business would dare post such a sign?

Answer: A Funeral Home

(Who said morticians had no sense of humor?)

You gotta love it!

God Bless America!!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

America's Decline: Is It Fanciful?

The brilliant political observer and columnist Mark Steyn recently opined that over the last 40 years America has proven that she has no stomach for backing her rhetoric with action. Rather than stand up and fight she has opted to flee confrontation. It started with Vietnam and surrender has wound its way through to the 2006 elections where the populace irritated that the war of civilizations was upsetting their "soaps" and taking too long they again decided to flee; this time Iraq.

Daniel Pipes added to Steyn's piece writing that "Europe is Lost". Pipes posits that Europe is slowly becoming "Eurabia". Its ever-expanding Muslim population has become a problem so acute that the culture of Europe is being challenged by Islam.

The scenario is quite simple. The United States essentially won WWII. In the aftermath Europe had a "peace dividend" as it didn't have to spend the money to defend itself. America footed that bill. So it voted to spend that dividend on a nanny state that provided for cradle-to-grave dependence on a government essentially dedicated to socialism "light".

Those entitlements have "feminized" their populations, secularized their spirituality, plummeted their birth rate and neutered their self-reliance. All this made them ripe for a Muslim takeover because to keep their economy going they had to import workers from other countries; and those workers came from Islamic countries. It is estimated that Europe will be populated by a Muslims majority in 30 years unless a sea change is made and their native birth rate radically increases.

Faced with a similar need to fuel its economy and maintain its growth rate America has turned a blind eye to an influx of Christian Latinos primarily from Mexico. There is little fear that this influx will turn Muslim anytime soon. Likewise the fear of America becoming a part of the Islamic "caliphate" is remote. Yet that is not our only concern. Radical Islam is planning our demise by incineration if you read the papers. A nuclear winter is in our future as I don't believe Islam is willing to wait for our religious conversion to their 7th. Century dogma.

Faced with these many concerns Pipes made the following summation of Steyn's prescription for America:

Pared to its essentials, he counsels two things: First, avoid the "bloated European welfare systems," declare them no less than a national security threat, shrink the state, and emphasize the virtues of self-reliance and individual innovation. Second, avoid "imperial understretch," don't "hunker down in Fortress America" but destroy the ideology of radical Islam, help reform Islam, and expand Western civilization to new places. Only if Americans "can summon the will to shape at least part of the emerging world" will they have enough company to soldier on. Failing that, expect a "new Dark Ages" a planet on which much of the map is re-primitivized."

So how do we avoid becoming a "bloated European welfare system", "shrink the state" and "become self-reliant". Well as I sit here what we have to do is repeal Social Security, Medicare and various other entitlements and replace them with programs that rely on the capitalist system. Enacting personal accounts would be a giant step in making that a reality. First of all it will make the nation so much richer than it already is and that wealth in turn will eliminate so many of our social problems.

Recently I have run into so many intelligent people that are confused as to what America can do. Without exception I run into people who believe if China decides to sell it US securities (bonds) that will bankrupt America. They also believe America is up to its ears in debt. All things considered they believe we have no national net worth. This is such a fallacy it is downright laughable. If that were the case why are we still the world's reserve currency? Why is the stock market surging and setting new records every day. Why? Does that sound like an impending bankruptcy to you?

The confusion lies in the simple fact that America is so tolerant that it lets its politicians promise so much largesse to its citizens that if we let it they would sell our future for a vote. They would let us become a bloated European welfare state. Current history tells us that this problem is a problem of both political parties irrespective of their rhetoric.

These promises are not fatal. They universally present no problem if they are addressed. These promises are made to Americans (the people) from other Americans (the government which is the people). They have absolutely no effect upon the net worth of America. If they did our economy and stock market would be in the tank. The promises to the elderly (Social Security and Medicare) are promises from the young to the old; all Americans. The young work to pay for the benefits granted to the old. It is quite unfair considering that could all be avoided with personal accounts.

Personal accounts will empower the people. It will make them self-reliant. The fact that we won't need half of the budget (presently burdened with entitlements) means we would get the biggest tax cut in history (no need to fund that puppy). All of which begs the question can we afford the transition. Well that takes us back to the beginning. How much is America worth.

The Federal Reserve says households by themselves are worth upwards of $63 Trillion. The fact that consumer debt is owed to other Americans means for my analysis other Americans hold that receivable. Against this small fraction ($63 trillion) of America's real net worth we must subtract $2.2 Trillion which we owe real foreigners (like the Chinese (12%) and Japan (31%)). The balance of our $8.5 Trillion national debt is either a debt from one government agency to another ($3.7 Trillion) or debt owned by Americans ($2.6 Trillion).

So without considering the immense net worth that America possesses the net household net worth alone is at least $60 Trillion (after deducting the $2.2 Trillion owed foreigners). So if we replace Social Security and Medicare and install personal accounts we sure could finance the transition. All your Senators and all your Congressmen together with 3.3 million Federal workers already have personal accounts so what is the problem with our having them?

Don't be confused by 24/7 news. They need dramatic headlines to retain their ratings. They have distorted the belief of Americans in America so badly that 60% of the people believe the economy is going in the wrong direction in the midst of the biggest economic boom in history. The fact that Congress promises doesn't mean those promises will be fulfilled. We can change the law with a stroke of the pen and that is what we should do.

Which leads us back to Steyn's prescription for survival of self-reliance, shrinking government and repealing the welfare state. Enacting personal accounts will accomplish much of that. Standing up against your enemies will then be a lot more urgent when everyone has a nest egg to protect and a religious dogma to defeat.

by Dick McDonald
www.dickmcdonald.blogspot.com
www.thenewsocialsecurity.com

Conservatives more generous than liberals

Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks...the child of academics, raised in a liberal household and educated in the liberal arts...has written a book that concludes religious conservatives donate far more money than secular liberals to all sorts of charitable activities, irrespective of income.

The book, titled "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism" (Basic Books, $26), is due for release Nov. 24.




One reviewer said something that I believe is the real heart of the matter: "It should be obvious to any clear rational person that liberals are only concerned with helping the poor with OTHER people's money." [emphasis mine]

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dr. Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

Statement on Death of Nobel Laureate Dr. Milton Friedman

INDIANAPOLIS—Today, upon news of the death of Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Milton Friedman, Gordon St. Angelo, president and CEO of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, offered the following statement:

America has lost a true visionary and advocate for human freedom. And I have lost a great friend.

Milton’s passion for freedom and liberty has influenced more lives than he ever could possibly know. His writings and ideas have transformed the minds of U.S. Presidents, world leaders, entrepreneurs and freshmen economic majors alike. The loss of his passion, incisive mind and dedication to freedom are all national treasures that we mourn for today.

Milton never chose to slow down; even at 94 he kept fighting to bring educational equality to all of America’s children. And it’s this vision, this drive for educational liberty that the Friedman Foundation will continue to bring to families throughout America.

His impact on my life over the last 33 years was significant. His impact on the world was momentous. Without a doubt, few people have done more to advance civil and economic liberties throughout the world during their lifetime than Dr. Milton Friedman.

Flashback: Milton Friedman's Powerful Ideas

History is repeating itself (think "Neville")

The Democratic voters have fallen into the trap. Their acceptance of the great Islamic lie has paved the way for the great liberal charade; we are to blame for all that ails the world.
"The American Israeli Patriot: The Democrats: Neville Chamberlain Incarnate"


On September 30, 1938 Neville Chamberlain stepped off a plane waving a scrap of paper signed by Adolf Hitler. In front of a cheering crowd at 10 Downing Street in London he proclaimed the following:

"My good friends this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace in our time."

On September 1, 1939 Hitler invaded Poland, England declared war on Germany, and the rest is history. Chamberlains' place in history is secure as the "Godfather of Appeasement".

We at the Neville Awards believe history is repeating itself.
The Neville Awards

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"He farts dust!"

If you missed last night's absolutely brilliant analysis of "The Internet" by astute analysts Larry King and Rosanne Barr, well here's just a sampling:

KING: The Internet as a political medium viable?

BARR: Yes, it’s like the only one left, absolutely, and that’s not just me saying it. That’s everybody saying it.

Larry King Admits He’s Never Used The Internet: ‘Do You Punch Little Buttons and Things?’

COMMENTS:

Damn, it must suck to be so old and useless.
Comment by DieNowForPeace — November 15, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

That guy’s a dinosaur. He’s so old he farts dust!
Comment by greenchilecheeseburger — November 15, 2006 @ 5:46 pm


Who do you trust?

Today this man called for cutting off Iraq war funds:





Kucinich Calls for Cutting Off Iraq War Funds...



...and this man warned against it:





U.S. Commander Warns Against Iraq Cutoff



WHICH MAN WOULD YOU TRUST WITH THE LIVES OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY?



"Make the Poor Wealthy" -"The Way to End Poverty, Fix Social Security and Save Medicare"

Coming soon to your local bookstores!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Top Ten Reasons You Should Convert Your Home to Products that are Safer for Your Home and Family

1. "Toxic Threat to Child Development" is a report published by the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility in May, 2000. Their findings (with the work of 31,000 physicians) link chemicals to many childhood ailments and disorders including ADHD, Autism, and Asthma. For this study, they won the Nobel Peace Prize!

2. The EPA reports that toxic chemicals found in homes are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor airborne pollutants. This means the "brown cloud" you see downtown isn't as dangerous as the invisible one in YOUR OWN HOME!

3. A recent Environmental Working Group study found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in the umbilical cord blood of newborns, some of which are pesticides that may have entered the bloodstream through the mother's diet. Additionally, adult levels exceeded 275 contaminants.

4. This company's products DO include such ingredients as melaleuca oil, enzymes, essential oils, baking soda, vinegar, and citrus solventsessentially "back to nature" ingredients.

5. This company's products products are FREE of phosphates, and contain NO formaldehyde, ammonia, chlorine bleach, lye, abrasives, petroleum solvents, or many other harmful chemicals.

6. The leading dishwasher detergent contains 3.39 grams of phosphates per tablespoon. As new reports come forth on the danger of phosphates, several countries and 12 states in the US have completely banned the use of phosphates in detergents. Yet, Cascade is still the leading dishwashing detergent!

7. The American Medical Association said in 2001 that essentially EVERYONE needs daily supplements as a result of our soil being depleted and food being altered. However, many of the mass-produced vitamins contain fillers and shellac that bind up in your colon. Additionally, many of the ones that actually dissolve only get absorbed about 30%. This company's vitamins contain no fillers or shellacs and have about a 90% absorption rate due to their patented "fructose compounding".

8. This company's products offers an incredible 350+ products organized into 5 lines:
  • Vitality for Life ~ Nutritional supplements for daily health and specific health concerns, Sports Nutrition, and Weight Management

  • EcoSense ~ Laundry, Dish, and Cleaning products that are safer for your home and family

  • Nicole Miller ~ Skin Care and Cosmetics that use natural vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts

  • Bath & Body ~ Hair Care, Bath, and Body products with unique healing herbs, botanicals and essential oils

  • This company's Pharmacy ~ Basic pharmaceuticals, the best Sunscreen on the market, the best Oral Hygiene on the market, the best Skin Therapy on the market, and natural First Aid wonders!
9. This company's products works with some of the best Research & Development personnel to combine the best of science and nature to create the most effective products available around the world.

10. This company's products has been in business since 1985 and was the winner of the Blue Chip Enterprise Award from the US Chamber of Commerce for their commitment and successes in addressing wellness and the environment. Since then, they have received numerous other awards and grew to $702 million in sales in 2005.

INS/FBI tell of high crime rates for illegals

INS/FBI Statistical Report on Undocumented Immigrants
2006 (First Quarter) INS/FBI Statistical Report on Undocumented Immigrants

CRIME STATISTICS
  • 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

  • 83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens.

  • 86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.

  • 75% of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.

  • 24.9% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally

  • 40.1% of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally

  • 48.2% of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally

  • 29% (630,000) convicted illegal alien felons fill our state and federal prisons at a cost of $1.6 billion annually

  • 53% plus of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.

  • 50% plus of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens from south of the border.

  • 71% plus of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California were stolen by Illegal aliens or “transport coyotes".

  • 47% of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47%, 92% are illegal aliens.

  • 63% of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63%, 97% are illegal aliens

  • 66% of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66% 98% are illegal aliens.

BIRTH STATISTICS
  • 380,000 plus “anchor babies” were born in the U.S. in 2005 to illegal alien parents, making 380,000 babies automatically U.S.citizens.

  • 97.2% of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayers.

  • 66% plus of all births in California are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by taxpayers

Posted here and taken from here.

New Photo Suggests Iran's President Was One of the 1979 Hostage-Takers

Right Politics USA pulished this story today:
A new photo, published in a Russian paper, seems to suggest that Iranian President Ahmadinejad was indeed one of the the Iranian Hostage-takers who stormed the U.S. Embassy in November 1979 and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.




Monday, November 13, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell is dead

BRAIN DEAD!

ABC's Rosie O'Donnell: 'Don't Fear the Terrorists, They're Mothers and Fathers'.


==================> ***NEWSFLASH*** <==================

Newflash for Rosie: Nazi's were mothers and fathers too, as Bill O'Reilly pointed out today on his radio show.

Newsflash for YOU: People (liberals) like Rosie will get us ALL killed.

Al Qaeda seeking nuclear kit for attacks
NOVEMBER 13, 2006:

LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda is trying to acquire the technology that would enable it to use a nuclear device to attack Western targets including Britain, a senior British official said on Monday.

"We know the aspiration is there. We know attempts to gather materials are there, we know that attempts to gather technology are there," the senior Foreign Office official told reporters.

The comments at a briefing came days after the head of Britain's domestic spy agency said Muslim extremists were plotting at least 30 major terrorist attacks in Britain which could involve chemical and nuclear devices.

The Foreign Office official, asked whether there was any doubt that Al Qaeda wants to gather nuclear material for use against Western targets, said: "No doubt at all."

Sunday, November 12, 2006

What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer:

Princess Diana's death.

Question:

How come?

Answer:

An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, (check the bottle before you change the spelling) followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by a Canadian using Bill Gates' technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexican illegals.

That, my friends, is Globalization!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Democrats win and al Quada, Iran, and others are celebrating!

Does this tell you something? Anything?

If not, you either don't pay any attention to politics or you are delusional.

al Qaeda, as I mentioned in a previous post, is GLOATING:
See for yourself

and

Iranian Leader Khamenei Calls US Vote a Victory for Iran

Every major enemy of the US is celebrating the democratic win on Tuesday!!!

Operation Gratitude Fourth Annual Holiday Drive

Los Angeles organization to send 50,000 Care Packages to Support the Troops

During the Veteran's Day Weekend, November 11- 12, Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, will kick off its Fourth Annual Holiday Drive, to assemble and mail over 50,000 care packages to deployed troops for the Holidays.

Operation Gratitude's ( www.operationgratitude.com) mission is to put a smile on a service member's face, lift morale, and express the appreciation of the American people for the sacrifices of the men and women defending our freedom. To see more information on Operation Gratitude's program to Support the Troops, click here: Operation Gratitude Video

Beginning November 11, Operation Gratitude's more than 1000 volunteers, along with stars from Hallmark Channel's upcoming holiday movies, will assemble and ship at least 50,000 Holiday Care Packages filled with Flash Drives, Sports Calling Cards, DVDs and CDs, Candy, Gum, Cough Drops, Cookies, Hand Warmers, Skin Care Products, Coffee and Flavorings, Greeting Cards, Batteries, Energy Drinks, T-Shirts, Socks and assorted Snacks.

WHAT: Operation Gratitude 2006 Holiday Drive

WHEN:
November 11-12, 2006, (Veteran's Weekend)
November 24-25 (Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend)
December 16-17
December 30-31
From 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily

WHERE:
California Army National Guard Armory
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(Corner of Victory and Louise)

Press Conference:
Saturday November 11, 2006 at 12:30p.m.

All products for the packages have been donated by individuals, organizations, schools, community groups, businesses and Corporate Sponsors. Overall expenses of ~$10-15/package are covered by tax deductible financial donations from citizens across the country.

Operation Gratitude obtains names of troops from their loved ones or from comrades who previously received a package. The vast majority of names are provided by commanders and leaders in the field who have seen first-hand the positive impact of the program on the morale of their Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors.

WHAT THE TROOPS SAY:

"This is to express my deepest gratitude to you, this organization and the service they are providing to us Soldiers who are deployed. Sometimes with all the negativity that we hear it makes us wonder how the home front sees us. Then a bright spot appears and we see how people such as you support us here. Your care package was wonderful and everything will be put to good use. Thank you so much!" MSG SS

"Thanks so much for sending all the care packages to us here in Afghanistan. The items contained were greatly appreciated. Without efforts such as yours, these deployments would not be bearable. Thanks for all you do and all you have done for the fellow service members of the great USA." Sincerely, MAJ RD

Learn more about Operation Gratitude:

Operation Gratitude ( www.operationgratitude.com) is the California- based 501 (c) (3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization that sends care packages of snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and on military ships at sea. Its mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member's face and to express to all troops the appreciation and support of the American people. For safety and security, all assembling of packages occurs at the Operation Gratitude headquarters in Southern California. Since its inception in March, 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 153,000 packages to American troops deployed overseas.

Operation Gratitude is now featured on the popular video site, YouTube. To view this short, informative video, check out Operation Gratitude Video
Website: http://www.operationgratitude.com
Operation Gratitude
Carolyn Blashek
email: cblashek@aol.com
Hotline: 818.789.0563
cblashek@aol.com

Operation Gratitude is a federally registered trademark.

Friday, November 10, 2006

7 reasons why Tom Tancredo could be our next President

"A Line In The Sand": Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border.

Prepared by the Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommitte on Investigations, The Honorable Michael T. McCaul, Chariman

***WARNING***
The report contains material that is violent and graphic in nature

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1.
Drug trafficking organizations and human smuggling networks are proliferating and strengthening their control of key corridors along our Nation’s Southwest border.

2. The Mexican drug cartels wield substantial control over the U.S.-Mexican border. Law enforcement on the border agree that very little crosses the respective cartel territories, or “plazas,” along the Southwest border without cartel knowledge, approval, and financial remuneration.

3. These criminal organizations and networks are highly sophisticated and organized, operating with military style weapons and technology, utilizing counter surveillance techniques and acting aggressively against both law
enforcement and competitors.

4. Drug trafficking organizations, human smuggling networks and U.S. based gangs are increasingly coordinating with one another to achieve their objectives.

5. Federal, State and local law enforcement report new and ever-increasing levels of ruthlessness and violence associated with these criminal organizations, which are increasingly spilling across the border into the United States and moving into local communities.

6. Each year hundreds of illegal aliens from countries known to harbor terrorists or promote terrorism are routinely encountered and apprehended attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.

7. The existing resources of the U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement must continue to be enhanced to counter the cartels and the criminal networks they leverage to circumvent law enforcement.

CONGRESSIONAL IMMIGRATION REFORM CAUCUS
Chairman Tom Tancredo, Chairman

Victor Davis Hanson says that now, after the elections, "congressional reformers will be blitzed by advocates of the failed status quo with a series of false assumptions concerning the issue...The evidence suggests that massive illegal immigration causes as much upheaval inside Mexico as it supposedly prevents - while aggravating, not solving, problems in the United States." Rethinking Illegal Immigration


U.S. Troops Fear the Loss of Donald Rumsfeld

American troops concerned with the loss of Donald Rumsfeld spoke to Martin Fletcher of the Times of London, worried that the new Secretary of Defense would pull them out of Iraq before they could complete the mission...

It seems to me that any effort to "support the troops" ought to at least involve their input. If they do not see Iraq as a lost cause, then they are right to wonder why so many Americans back home do. While the military will and should remain under civilian leadership, the fact is that the perspective of the soldiers and Marines on the lines have been woefully underreported in the American media, and it's somewhat embarrassing that we have to turn to a British newspaper to discover this unease at the change in Pentagon leadership.
Captain's Quarters: TROOPS FEAR THE LOSS OF RUMSFELD

Democrats, are you happy now?

Al Qaeda gloats over Rumsfeld

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A purported audio recording by the leader of Iraq's al Qaeda wing gloated over the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...he said his group would not rest until it had blown up the presidential mansion in Washington.

Al-Qaida in Iraq Claims It's Winning War

BAGHDAD (AP) On the audio tape made available on militant Web sites, the al-Qaida in Iraq leader also welcomed the Republican electoral defeat that led to the departure of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

Al Qaeda internet audio clip boasts of 12,000 terror 'troops'

UK (Daily Mail) Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, said in the recording posted on the Internet that the group has 12,000 armed fighters and 10,000 others waiting to be equipped to fight US troops in Iraq. "I tell the lame duck (US administration) do not rush to escape as did your defence minister ... stay on the battleground," he said.
Let us know if there's anything else we can do to make the enemy more comfortable.

There goes the neighborhood

Student leaders at a California college have touched off a furor by banning the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, saying they see no reason to publicly swear loyalty to God and the U.S. government.

The move by Orange Coast College student trustees, the latest clash over patriotism and religion in American schools, has infuriated some of their classmates...

Students at Calif. College ban Pledge of Allegiance
Hmmm..."no reason to publicly swear loyalty to God and the U.S. government"...

This means that the teachers are incompetent and should be fired. Anyone who really knows the history of the United States of America would know not just one, but many, reasons to swear loyalty to those who made their own freedom (for which they obviously have no regard) possible.

They should be publicly humiliated, also, for being leeches who take money and young minds from taxpayers who entrust their children's education and for being cannibals who devour their own kind without regard for their rights.

And if it is, in fact, not the teachers at all but only just the students (certain students that is) then they should be shoveled back to their respective countries into the dirt from which they rose.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Oh you sadist, you!

Variety's review of the new James Bond movie "Casino Royale"
certainly reinforces my previous conclusion (see "Ex-Mouseketeer sells S and M") that "Painful Sex Sells".

Perhaps Toddddd brings his own peculiar sensibilities to the review, but I also do still think I smell a trend in Hollywood:

"Casino Royale" sees Bond recharged with fresh toughness and arrogance, along with balancing hints of sadism and humanity, just as the fabled series is reinvigorated by going back to basics.
New U.S. Release
Casino Royale
(U.K.-Czech Republic-Germany-U.S.)
By TODD MCCARTHY

FOOTNOTE: Sadism is "balancing"? Really???

Election results in U.S. worsens Iraqi sectarianism

AP - After Democrats swept to majorities in both houses of the U.S. Congress and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld resigned, Iraqis appeared unsettled and seemed to sense the potential for an even bloodier conflict because future American policy is uncertain. As a result, positions hardened on both sides of the country's deepening sectarian divide.

Iraqi Official: 150,000 Civilians Dead


Don't worry, be happy

FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU
Palestinian terrorists: Attack U.S. targets
Hamas, Fatah urge Muslims to 'teach American enemy merciless lessons'

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Posted: November 8, 2006
5:00 p.m. Eastern
By Aaron Klein
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
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But DON'T WORRY!

Nancy Pelosi (D) House Speaker Elect sez: "This isn't a war to win but a situation to be solved...You can define winning any way you want but you must solve the problem.' November 8, 2006 to Brit Hume"

All it takes is Grandma to kiss it and make it all better!

Where is the West?


Jewish World Review Nov. 9, 2006 / 18 Mar-Cheshvan, 5767

By Thomas Sowell


European nations protesting Saddam Hussein's death sentence, as they protested against forcing secrets out of captured terrorists, should tell us all we need to know about the internal degeneration of western society, where so many confuse squeamishness with morality.

Two generations of being insulated from the reality of the international jungle, of not having to defend their own survival because they have been living under the protection of the American nuclear umbrella, have allowed too many Europeans to grow soft and indulge themselves in illusions about brutal realities and dangers.

The very means of their salvation have been demonized for decades in anti-nuclear movements and protesters calling themselves "anti-war." But there is a huge difference between being anti-war in words and being anti-war in deeds.

How many times, in its thousands of years of history, has Europe gone 60 years without a major war, as it has since World War II? That peace has been due to American nuclear weapons, which was all that could deter the Soviet Union's armies from marching right across Europe to the Atlantic Ocean.

Having overwhelming military force on your side, and letting your enemies know that you have the guts to use it, is being genuinely anti-war. Chamberlain's appeasement brought on World War II and Reagan's military buildup ended the Cold War.

The famous Roman peace of ancient times did not come from negotiations, cease-fires, or pretty talk. It came from the Roman Empire's crushing defeat and annihilation of Carthage, which served as a warning to anyone else who might have had any bright ideas about messing with Rome.

Only after the Roman Empire began to lose its own internal cohesion, patriotism and fighting spirit over the centuries did it begin to succumb to its external enemies and finally collapse.

That seems to be where western civilization is heading today.

Internal cohesion? Not only does much of today's generation in western societies have a "do your own thing" attitude, defying rules and flouting authority are glorified and Balkanization through "multiculturalism" has become dogma.

Patriotism? Not only is patriotism disdained, the very basis for pride in one's country and culture is systematically undermined in our educational institutions at all levels.

The achievements of western civilization are buried in histories that portray every human sin found here as if they were peculiarities of the west.

The classic example is slavery, which existed all over the world for thousands of years and yet is incessantly depicted as if it was a peculiarity of Europeans enslaving Africans. Barbary pirates alone brought twice as many enslaved Europeans to North Africa as there were Africans brought in bondage to the United States and the American colonies from which it was formed.

How many schools and colleges are going to teach that, going against political correctness and undermining white guilt?

How many people have any inkling that it was precisely western civilization which eventually turned against slavery and began stamping it out when non-western societies still saw nothing wrong with it?

How can a generation be expected to fight for the survival of a culture or a civilization that has been trashed in its own institutions, taught to tolerate even the intolerance of other cultures brought into its own midst, and conditioned to regard any instinct to fight for its own survival as being a "cowboy"?

Western nations that show any signs of standing up for self-preservation are rare exceptions. The United States and Israel are the only western nations which have no choice but to rely on self-defense — and both are demonized, not only by our enemies but also by many in other western nations.

Australia recently told its Muslim population that, if they want to live under Islamic law, then they should leave Australia. That makes three western nations that have not yet completely succumbed to the corrosive and suicidal trends of our times.

If and when we all succumb, will the epitaph of western civilization say that we had the power to annihilate our enemies but were so paralyzed by confusion that we ended up being annihilated ourselves?

The fat lady sang

DEMOCRAT
You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful.
Barbra Streisand sings for you.

REPUBLICAN
You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
So?

SOCIALIST
You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

COMMUNIST
You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.

CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE
You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE
You have two cows.
Under the new farm program the government pays you to
shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.

AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are
surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to
the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up.

FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good.

JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow
and produce twenty times the milk.
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

GERMAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give
excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.
Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows but you don't know where they are.
While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.
You break for lunch.
Life is good.

RUSSIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have some vodka.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You have some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

TALIBAN CORPORATION
You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.
You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.
You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to
milk production but use the money to buy weapons.

IRAQI CORPORATION
You have two cows.
They go into hiding.
They send radio tapes of their mooing.

POLISH CORPORATION
You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

BELGIAN CORPORATION
You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic.
Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.
The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.
The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk.
The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy.

FLORIDA CORPORATION
You have a black cow and a brown cow.
Everyone votes for the best looking one.
Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally
vote for the black one.
Some people vote for both.
Some people vote for neither.
Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.
Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think
is the best-looking cow.

CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
You have millions of cows.
They make real California cheese.
Only five speak English.
Most are illegals.
Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.