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  • EMP versus AGW - Is There a National Death Wish?

    09/18/2015 5:45:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/18/2015 | Norman Rogers
    "At a minimum the electrical grid has to be protected so that it can quickly be bought back on line after an attack. The large transformers, without which the grid cannot function, can be protected at a very reasonable cost. But practically nothing has been done. If those transformers are destroyed -- melted -- it would take years to replace them and most of the transformer manufacturing capacity is in foreign countries. The oil refineries, the natural gas distribution system, coalmines, water systems and sewage systems must all be hardened against EMP." "....we are spending vast sums, potentially trillions, to...
  • Great Painting: The Demise of America

    07/27/2015 6:02:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Jon McNaughton ^ | 07/25/2015
  • Charlie Daniels: ‘Obama Is on His Way to Decimating the Greatest Military Organization on t’

    07/14/2015 8:37:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 7/14/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    Obama is on his way to decimating the greatest military organization on the planet. He has already fired much of the cream of the officers’ corps, letting go of hundreds of our most experienced, battle-hardened combat leaders, and now he's about to gut the rank and file, the soldiers, the grunts, the mainstay of any army. I have stated many times, as one who remembers Pearl Harbor and the dark days of World War II, that only two things protect America: (1) the grace of Almighty God and (2) the United States military. It was that way in 1941, and...
  • The Obama Presidency Implodes

    06/26/2014 6:38:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 6/25/2014 | Alan Caruba
    The first time I heard the term “military advisors” it was being used by John F. Kennedy and they were being sent to South Vietnam. A strong anti-communist, in 1961 Kennedy approved financing an increase in the size of the South Vietnamese army from 150,000 to 170,000 along with sending a thousand U.S. military advisors to help train them. We all know how the Vietnam War ended. Earlier, the North Korean attack on the South had ended in a stalemate. Technically a state of war still exists. Since 1953, the U.S. has maintained a military force in South Korea. In...
  • Reports of Tea Party demise are greatly exaggerated

    11/12/2013 9:19:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 November 2013 | Last updated at 11:00 ET | Dick Meyer, Executive Producer, America, BBC News, Washington
    Something like a standard interpretation of last week’s elections has now emerged: The country has taken a baby step to the left, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party has been weakened, and Regular Republicans—pro-business and pro-establishment—are finally fighting back. … I suspect these consensus conclusions are premature (dare I say they come from the echo chamber?) Neither the results nor the exit polls show any tidal wave of new opposition to Tea Partyism—certainly not enough to discourage the true believers. …
  • Ok so how long until the "United""States" goes...SPLAT!

    01/03/2013 1:01:23 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 72 replies
    3 Jan 2013 | US Navy Vet
    I think by the year 2016 it will be all over.
  • Homosexual Coaches

    12/21/2011 9:45:05 PM PST · by Iamchief · 49 replies
    Dec 21, 2011 | Iamchief
    Has the unveiling of perverse homosexual behavior among male college coaches shed light on a deeper systemic problem with America? Are we seeing the tip of an immoral and sick iceberg; which, if it continues to drift, may tear a hole in our ship?
  • Unions on the ropes

    04/24/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4-24-2011 | Jack Kelly
    Unions on the ropes Public employees are fighting back, but they seem almost sure to lose Sunday, April 24, 2011 By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLabor unions fight on in Wisconsin, as the Germans did during the bitter winter of 1944-1945. But the war is lost. To see how grim is the outlook for public employee unions, let's go to Detroit, where Mayor Dave Bing proposed Tuesday a budget which would cut contributions to public employee health plans by 20 percent and would skip a payment to city pension funds. "If we do nothing, by 2015 fringe benefits are on pace...
  • The Ruling Class Creates its Own Demise

    07/19/2010 11:06:48 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2010 | Henry Oliner
    In his recent American Spectator article "America's Ruling Class- and the Perils of Revolution" (July/ August 2010), Professor Angelo Cordevilla observed that most of the voters who identify themselves as Democrats are reasonably satisfied that the Democratic Party represents them well, but only a fourth of the voters who call themselves Republican feel they are well represented by the Republican Party. While the Democrats may voice opposition to their elected leaders on select issues, they are more likely to overcome their stands on individual issues and vote the party line at election time. Many Democrats think their party sold out...
  • The barbarians are copulating at the gates

    06/28/2010 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 |
    At a packed London lecture hall in London in 1939, the then-revered historian Arnold Toynbee offered his verdict: ‘The modern Western civilisation is likely, on the showing of all the precedents… to break down and disintegrate and finally dissolve.’ Eric Kaufmann, in his elegy to the way the West lives now, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?, admits to thumbing through his father’s set of Toynbee’s works, marvelling at their ‘green and purple text-boxes, heavy clay-enriched paper and evocative illustrations’. Clearly something of Toynbee’s morbid forewarnings has rubbed off on Kaufmann. I wouldn’t be surprised if a bit of Oswald...
  • Why the 'O'-ministration will implode in weeks

    08/30/2009 4:31:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 434 replies · 12,684+ views ^ | 8-29-2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Never has an administration who had more firepower at their disposal, been set to so totally fail in the next six to eight weeks. It is nearly a foregone conclusion. It is nearly unavoidable. And it defies all logic given the sizable majority the administration has in both houses of Congress. Since I was the first pundit to predict Obama's presidency (Dec 2006) it behooves me to tell you the course I believe the next few weeks will take and effectively halt the radical transformation that the left appeared unstoppable with only months ago. 1. Health Care's long and painful...
  • Investment banking model is dead, says Roche

    09/28/2008 10:20:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 758+ views
    Finance Asia ^ | 09/29/08 | Anette Jönsson
    Investment banking model is dead, says Roche By Anette Jönsson | 29 September 2008 David Roche gives his view on what the financial sector will look like after the current credit crisis, which he says was created by excess liquidity and the shift to a "new monetarism" model. The financial sector will look very different after the current financial crisis with a dramatic increase in regulation, slower credit growth and a forced return to a traditional relationship banking model where banks fund themselves primarily through deposits, argues David Roche, president of London-based global investment consultancy, Independent Strategy. “The wholesale money...
  • Fact is Obama’s risky - Even Mass. Democrats starting to take notice

    04/22/2008 9:15:17 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 13 replies · 166+ views
    Boston Hearld ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Barack Obama, meet John Adams. Adams noted during the Boston Massacre trial that “Facts are stubborn things.” And it appears that, for the moment, the facts have caught up with Obama here in Massachusetts. How else to explain the amazing, astounding and unthinkable results of the latest SurveyUSA presidential poll: Republican John McCain is tied with Barack Obama in the Bay State. The last Republican to win Massachusetts? Ronald Reagan. The last Republican before that? Dwight Eisenhower. Even George McGovern managed to carry Massachusetts in 1972, the one Democratic holdout in Richard Nixon’s 49-state landslide. Replace “McGovern” with “” and...
  • For Pornographers, Internet’s Virtues Turn to Vices(generic's pushing out brand-names)

    06/02/2007 9:35:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 2,051+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/02/07 | MATT RICHTEL
    June 2, 2007 For Pornographers, Internet’s Virtues Turn to Vices By MATT RICHTEL The Internet was supposed to be a tremendous boon for the pornography industry, creating a global market of images and videos accessible from the privacy of a home computer. For a time it worked, with wider distribution and social acceptance driving a steady increase in sales. But now the established pornography business is in decline — and the Internet is being held responsible. The online availability of free or low-cost photos and videos has begun to take a fierce toll on sales of X-rated DVDs. Inexpensive digital...
  • Free Havana

    08/01/2006 5:08:32 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 714+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1 August 2006 | Editorial Leader
    Cuban Communism: Fidel Castro's slide toward death's embrace is bringing closer the island-state's day of reckoning: Either it lives free or dies a tyranny. The U.S. must now push for freedom relentlessly. The ailing dictator will probably go out the way he shouldn't — in his bed. But the legacy he leaves just 90 miles from our shores is one of the worst in the world and should be destroyed. Contrary to the media's puerile awe at the 79-year-old Castro's significance — he's often reverently called "the longest-serving" Latin American ruler or "maverick leader" — he is one of the...
  • Outside View: End of Caucasian war

    07/11/2006 1:10:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies · 599+ views
    World Peace Herald | UPI ^ | 7/11/06 | Pyotr Romanov
    Demise of Shamil BasayevBy Pyotr Romanov UPI Outside View Commentator MOSCOW -- Russia's latest Caucasian war appears to be over, and the killing of warlord Shamil Basayev is yet another serious argument in favor of this opinion. Individuals have always played a particularly important role in the Caucasus. Now that Basayev is dead, there is no one else in the region to hate Russia and despise life, his own and the lives of others, as much as he did. Basayev's formidable hatred of Russians was irrational, although he and others sometimes explained it by the logic of the life-or-death struggle...
  • Jones Sees Demise of Afghan Terrorists, Narcotraffickers

    03/06/2006 3:24:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 196+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2006 – The end is drawing near for remnant Taliban, al Qaeda and other elements seeking to displace the Afghan government for their own purposes, the American general who oversees U.S. troops in Europe and NATO matters said here yesterday. "I think this is a turning moment for what's left of the insurgency and also for the criminal element, the narcotics traffickers and all the others, who are working on their own in their own way to destabilize the growth of the (Afghan President Hamid) Karzai government," Marine Gen. James L. Jones told "CNN Late Edition" host...
  • The Slow Demise of the Citizen Legislature Continues

    08/23/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 469+ views ^ | 8/23/05 | Thomas G. Del Beccaro
    The professional politicians are considering passing a law that would ban “outside” income for legislatures – if they succeed, they will be putting one more nail in the coffin of your citizen legislature. That is no small threat to freedom. It is important to recall that, according to James Madison, the Father of our Constitution: The government ought to possess not only, first, the force, but secondly, the mind or sense of the people at large. The legislature ought to be the most exact transcript of the whole society. Such hope is plainly understood when you consider Madison’s belief that...
  • The Demise of the Dollar

    08/15/2005 6:29:36 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 11 replies · 636+ views ^ | Aug. 15, 2005 | Addison Wiggin
    Editorial Reviews Book Description the demise of the dollar and why it's great for your investments As the dollar continues to weaken against other currencies, it is increasingly clear that this event will have a significant impact on investors and consumers around the world. Never before in financial history has the "reserve currency of the world" been so burdened by debt or suffered from such serious structural imbalances. The Demise of the Dollar . . . And Why It's Great for Your Investments examines the reasons for the dollar's current slide—including the nation's historic trade deficit, the Euro, government spending...
  • Hugh Hewitt's Challange and CBS's Survival-(thumping great piece on Rather; demise of "Old Media")

    04/30/2005 8:55:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Hugh Hewitt has posted a challenge to bloggers and others to offer up suggestions on how CBS can pull itself -- and by extension the other dying dinosaurs of the Old Media -- out of its likely fatal ratings spiral. In order to solve a problem, of course, one must first understand what the nature of that problem is. At CBS and the rest of the Old Media the problem is not one of cosmetics but rather one of philosophy and therefore it is not something that can be quickly fixed with a new set or by promoting of the...
  • PURE VANITY: How much will Michael Schiavo & lawyer George Felos score upon Terri's demise?

    03/25/2005 5:49:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,090+ views
    3/25/05 | Libloather
    Is it too late to find out who took out the insurance policies - and when?
  • Chinese Dissident Predicts Collapse of CCP

    01/06/2005 2:54:31 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 20 replies · 1,154+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Dec 30, 2004 | Gary Feuerberg
    ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND - Jingsheng Wei, a well-known Chinese dissident and democracy advocate, stated on December 18th that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would collapse “sooner or later”. Wei believes that this will occur in part due to the effects of a recently published uncensored history of the CCP that has been sending shockwaves throughout Chinese communities throughout the world. The Epoch Times has published a nine-part commentary on the CCP, thoroughly detailing its brutal history in a way never before seen in modern China. Since the publication of the commentaries, over 1,700 Communist Party cadres have decided to renounce their...
  • Now Behold the Liberal Crack-up

    11/18/2004 7:04:18 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 2,429+ views
    History takes time. To understand the historic decline of the Democratic Party I have found it useful to reach back to a book I wrote in 1984, The Liberal Crack-Up. It is a diagnosis of what was then the core philosophy of the Democratic Party, liberalism, and a prognosis of its future. Doctor Tyrrell was not optimistic, but history takes time. . . . . The conservatism of President George W. Bush, a conservatism that has been governing America for most of the past 24 years, remains to these liberals shocking, dangerous, or "extremist," as they say. The liberalism of...

    11/13/2004 10:22:17 AM PST · by forest · 53 replies · 3,760+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #325 ^ | 11-14-04 | Doug Fiedor
    If nothing else, we have to admit that the dorks on the left are certainly fun to watch. The so called unbiased "media elite" came to work dressed in black after the election. Most of what we hear coming from the left these post-election days is a perpetual whine. There have been no real specifics about what they are whining about. Other than the fact that their socialist candidate lost, they just seem to want to be difficult. Yeah, it's very interesting to hear the constant vitriol coming from the very same liberals who gave us perpetual sensitivity training. Their...
  • 'Che's Trail' in Bolivia Traces Guevara's Demise

    10/04/2004 9:19:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 864+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/04/04 | Reuters - LaPaz
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Tourists and political pilgrims can now follow "Che's trail" in Bolivia, which traces Ernesto Guevara's fatal attempt to export the Cuban revolution to one of Latin America's poorest countries. Authorities opened the trail on Monday, allowing visitors to travel the same route through Bolivian villages and remote countryside that Guevara's small band of revolutionaries took before they were defeated by the Bolivian army. The opening of the trail coincides with the release of "The Motorcycle Diaries," a critically acclaimed film that depicts a young Guevara on his motorbike trip through Argentina, Chile and Peru. Guevara,...
  • DOT.COM'S COOKED BOOKS, ATE OFF THE FAT OF THE LAND:Bubble Bursts for San Francisco Eateries

    03/19/2002 2:01:37 AM PST · by Liz · 49 replies · 263+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 18, 2002 | Andrea Orr
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When the Internet bubble swelled in the late 1990s, $100-a-bottle of wine flowed like Evian water and entrepreneurs whet their appetites on $70 plates of caviar before diving into five-course, expense account meals. Now the bubble is bursting for the restaurants that catered to the hard-working, free-spending dot-com crowd. Many restaurants around this city, long dependent on tourist traffic, are feeling the pinch of the recession. But the loss of diners is especially severe at some of the trendiest places, which had set up virtual assembly lines serving foie gras, truffles, expensive wines and a lot...