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  • 2056: Looking Backward from a Trump Future

    06/29/2018 6:28:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The four decades since 2016 have seen a breathtaking restoration of the Republic of the United States of America.  Looking back from 2056, the historians and pundits say it was inevitable. The United States had enormous energy resources, an educated and ethical workforce, a history of entrepreneurial spirit. The fruits of the digital industrial age, genome processing, and robotic development were on the edge of explosion. The resurgence back from the malaise and blame America thinking of the Obama administration was certain to happen, with a wealthy, prosperous, powerful and free America the obvious result. It wasn't that way....
  • Former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne files RICO case against Clinton Foundation

    06/20/2018 10:16:45 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies ^ | June 15, 2018 | GARY JOHN BYRNE
  • Rules of Engagement for the 21st Century Battlefield

    03/01/2016 6:54:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 1, 2016 | Allen West
    Rules of Engagement (ROE) is defined as a directive issued by a military authority specifying the circumstances and limitations under which forces will engage in combat with the enemy. In the history of warfare we have seen an incredible metamorphosis of the rules of engagement. Long ago, armies presented themselves upon the battlefield in open areas away from civilian populations. The fact that weapons were limited to that which was carried, sword and spear, meant that fighting the enemy meant close-quarter engagement. The rules then were quite simple: engage the enemy, defeat them, and pursue to bring about their ultimate...
  • Why religion will dominate the 21st century

    05/18/2015 10:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | May 18, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    One of the most common assumptions is that religiosity is linked to economic and technological underdevelopment. As a society gets more technologically and economically advanced, the thinking goes, religiosity naturally fades away and is replaced by a more secular worldview. Exhibit A is usually Western Europe, which grew more secular as it grew richer (and much, much more violent) across the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibit B is the world's most religious continent — Africa — which happens to be its poorest. Under this view, the 21st century will be the century in which secularization spreads even further as the...
  • The Supreme Court gay marriage arguments: What the justices revealed — quote by quote

    04/29/2015 12:39:21 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/29 | Jeffrey Rosen
    Chief Justice Roberts has long been troubled by the idea that courts might short-circuit a democratic debate over marriage equality by imposing a constitutional right to marry by judicial fiat. In his dissent from the Windsor case in 2013, he wrote that he was reluctant to “tar the political branches with the brush of bigotry” without convincing evidence that a law’s “principal purpose was to codify malice.” He might vote to uphold same-sex-marriage bans on the grounds that the people, not judges, should decide the future of marriage.
  • It might not be an Asian century after all (Fears of America's decline are exagerrated)

    11/28/2011 12:16:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 11/28/2011 | Spengler
    Here's a thought experiment: if the United States and China maintain their present fertility rate and educational systems through the end of the century, which country will have the stronger economy? This is not a forecast, to be sure, just a point of perspective at a distant horizon. The United States will have about one-third more university students than China if everything holds constant, that is, if 21% of Chinese and 38% of Americans of college age actually matriculate. The quality of Chinese university graduates, moreover, is questionable; according to a 2005 McKinsey study, only one in 10 of China's...
  • You and I Live in the 21st Century -- Health Care Is Back in the 19th

    01/05/2011 8:16:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/05/2011 | Deanne Waldman
    Everyone complains about health care, but the real problem is healthcare.  As two words, health care is a service offered by trained professionals to people known as patients.  As one word, healthcare means the system in which the professionals work and where patients receive care. The healthcare system is broken.  It doesn't work because healthcare still thinks it is in the 19th century, but we live in the 21st. In the 19th century, there was a direct relationship between the doctor and the patient.  The doctor delivered both the baby and the bill.  The patient received the new child...
  • Who Will Be on Top at the End of this Century?

    12/27/2010 12:07:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2010 | Edward Bernard Glick
    What will the world look like at the end of this century?  I ask this in light of the emergence of Brazil and India, German dominance of the European Union, the rise of China, and the apparent decline of America. China and India each have about a billion people.  Together, they house at least one-third of the human race.  An example of India's presence on the world's stage is the Tata Group.  This is a conglomerate that owns, among other businesses, the London-based Tetley Tea company and the Bermuda-based Orient-Express Hotels.  Tata has unveiled a $2,500 car.  Politically and...
  • Obama spells out threats facing US in 21st century

    03/12/2009 11:19:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 878+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says a host of threats face the United States in a rapidly changing world, but that "this nation will maintain our military dominance." Speaking at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University, Obama said Thursday that the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks "signaled the new dangers of the 21st century." He also said "we're still at war with terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan who are plotting to do us harm."
  • Commander says U.S. must update its nuclear arsenal for the 21st century

    03/04/2008 3:52:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 164+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/4/08 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. needs a new, modern arsenal of nuclear weapons to use as a deterrent to attacks from other nations for the remainder of the 21st century, the top military commander for strategic warfare said Tuesday. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of the military's Strategic Command, said if the Pentagon develops an improved, more reliable nuclear weapon, the U.S. will be able to reduce the number of warheads it keeps on hand. “So long as there are other countries in the world that possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy the United States of America and our way...
  • Hillary Clinton Texting to Beat Obama (Cell Phone Campaigning)

    05/14/2007 1:32:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 986+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 14, 2007
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has launched a mobile-to-mobile text-message campaign in an effort to reach more of America’s 236,000 cell phone users. Users who text the word "Join” to 77007 will receive regular updates about the Clinton campaign, which will "ask for voters’ input and offer a feature allowing supporters to surf Hillary’s Web site on their mobile phones,” according to a statement from her campaign. "By harnessing the power of text messaging, we can engage voters in the political process using the latest technology and provide personalized, local campaign updates to our supporters nationwide.” The text-message initiative is "a...
  • Why Europe Won't Be Running the 21st Century

    02/26/2007 9:35:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies · 1,634+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2007 | Soeren Kern
    For a number of years now the European think tank world has been busy churning out report after report with ever more grandiose proposals for turning the European Union into a global superpower. One of the more provocative essays in this genre is titled ‘Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century', which was written by Mark Leonard of the London-based Centre for European Reform. Leonard's thesis is that Europe will dominate this century because it is based on a new understanding of power, which is embodied in the institutions and norms of the European Union. He argues that the economic,...
  • U.S. security chief (Chertoff) says 21st century will get more dangerous (at Davos economic forum)

    01/25/2007 9:29:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 317+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/25/07 | Paul Haven - ap
    DAVOS, Switzerland – Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday the world is facing a critical test as it seeks to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, and that there will be no way “to put that genie back in the bottle” if it fails. Chertoff told a high-level panel on terrorism at the World Economic Forum that the century will only get more dangerous as technology improves, and that global leaders must make some hard decisions now if they want to avert catastrophe. “What we face in the 21st century is the ability of even a...
  • America Alone (Lt. Col John Cucullu Looks At Mark Steyn's Account Of The Decline Of The West Alert)

    11/01/2006 4:05:51 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 952+ views ^ | 11/01/2006 | Lt. Col. John Cucullu
    In America Alone, Mark Steyn presents us with a doomsday scenario backed by impeccable science and research, and he does it in such a clever manner that we are actually amused as we read of the impending demise of Europe-as-we-knew-it, Japan, and Canada. Why are they failing? Procreation, or more pointedly, the lack thereof. Populations in Russia, Italy, and the Low Countries may have already passed the point of no return. Canada is on the borderline. America, on the other hand, appears to have a sustainable reproductive level, a fact that ought to make some Canucks wish that General Hull...
  • Muslim Women Are The Key To Change (Ayaan Hirsan Ali On Empowering Muslim Women Alert)

    11/01/2006 2:24:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 666+ views
    Frontpagemag,com ^ | 11/01/2006 | Ayaan Hirsan Ali
    Ideas can be dangerous. I have learnt that the hard way. But I know that when it comes to freedom and human rights these precious ideas, so valued in the West, are worth fighting for. As a young Muslim woman, born in Somalia, I abandoned my family to avoid an arranged marriage to a distant cousin and fled to Holland. I was just 23 and I had no idea back then that my refusal to submit to a traditional Muslim woman’s life would come to dominate my whole career. So for me, the debate that is raging about the veil,...
  • Only Choice Is To Win The War Or Lose It (American Moment Can't Be Ceded To 25 Percenters Alert)

    10/29/2006 2:20:47 AM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies · 1,325+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/29/2006 | Mark Steyn
    I was on C-SPAN the other morning, and a lady called in to complain that ''you are making my blood pressure rise.'' Usual reason. The host, Paul Orgel, had asked me what I thought of President Bush and I replied that, whatever my differences with him on this or that, I thought he was one of the most farsighted politicians in Washington. That's to say, he's looking down the line to a world in which a radicalized Islam has exported its pathologies to every corner on Earth, Iran and like-minded states have applied nuclear blackmail to any parties within range,...
  • The World We Know Is Ending(Mark Steyn)

    10/24/2006 8:36:16 AM PDT · by kellynla · 101 replies · 4,028+ views ^ | Oct. 24, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    It's the end of the world!! Head for the hills!!! No, wait. Don't head for the hills—they're full of Islamist terrorist camps. Let me put it in a slightly bigger nutshell: much of what we loosely call the Western world will not survive the twenty-first century, and much of it will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most European countries. There'll probably still be a geographical area on the map marked as Italy or the Netherlands—probably—just as in Istanbul there's still a building known as Hagia Sophia, or St. Sophia's Cathedral. But it's not a cathedral; it's...
  • Curbing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Affordable And Doable Says Brookings (Institute)

    03/09/2006 10:40:04 AM PST · by cogitator · 15 replies · 301+ views
    TerraDaily ^ | 03/09/2006 | Staff Writers
    [The most thought-provoking sentence is emphasized with bold text.] Implementing a plan to keep rising carbon dioxide levels from reaching potentially dangerous levels could cost less than 1 percent of gross world product as of 2050, a cost that is well within reach of developed and developing nations alike. However, without simultaneous progress in the way energy is found, transformed, transported and used, the world is in danger of facing a severe energy crisis sometime within the next century.Those are the conclusions of a report by Klaus S. Lackner and Jeffrey D. Sachs of The Earth Institute that appears in...
  • CULTURE OF DEATH BUILDS A BRIDGE TO "THE ISLAND" (Don Feder On 21st Century Bioethics Alert)

    07/30/2005 7:56:18 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 46 replies · 1,358+ views
    Cold Steel Caucus Report ^ | 07/28/05 | Don Feder
    On leaving a theater, have you ever been tempted to yell at the other moviegoers, "Hey, guys: Do ya get it? Do you know what this is about?" That's what I wanted to do when the lights came up and the credits started to roll for Michael Bay's just-released sci-fi block-buster "The Island." "Cloning! Embryonic stem cell research! Abortion! Euthanasia!" I wanted to shout. Still, "The Island's" pro-life message is unmistakable. Liberal critics are grumbling about it. Writing in the Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Honeycutt complains that "These filmmakers have, perhaps unwittingly, delivered a film certain to give succor to the...
  • The Illusion of 'Managing' China-(easy to repeat mistakes of 20th century; read the tea leaves!)

    05/17/2005 10:07:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 320+ views
    There has been much discussion recently about how to "manage the rise of China." The phrase itself is soothing, implying gradualism, predictability and time. Time enough to think and prepare, to take measurements of China's trajectory and adjust as necessary. If China eventually emerges as a clear threat, there will be time to react. But meanwhile there is time enough not to overreact, to be watchful but patient and not to create self-fulfilling prophecies. If we prematurely treat China as an enemy, it is said, it will become an enemy. The idea that we can manage China's rise is comforting...