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  • (Vanity)So Conservatives Win the Election! What then?

    02/06/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 24 replies
    2/6/16 | Hoagy62
    I've been up fighting a know, the kind that keeps you up and you can't get to sleep. I've been thinking about the upcoming elections and all that is at stake. It's plain to see that there are many opinions out there about what direction the country should go. Even among conservatives, there is some disagreement about the changes that must be made. Even so, I was thinking...what if the election DID go our way? What if we elected the candidate who would do what they promised and got America's government back to promoting the ideas the Founders intend...personal...
  • Income Inequality, are Dems serious?

    05/03/2015 8:51:00 AM PDT · by asinclair · 12 replies
    Income inequality -- most Democrat-proposed solutions don't give any incentive to the employee, at all levels, to work better and more productively in order to earn more money by their effort. I propose here extending the "bonus pool" to all employees, and show how government can help make that happen.
  • Confessions of a disillusioned Democrat

    08/15/2014 2:48:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-15-14 | Joe Piscopo
    I’m a Democrat. I’ve been a Democrat my entire life. I used to utter those two sentences with pride and would shout them from the highest rooftops. Now, I’m almost embarrassed to say those words. I almost can’t articulate my political affiliation in public (or on the radio) without immediately offering an apology and an explanation. How did I get here? I’ve been asking myself that question a lot lately. The more I ask it, the more I come to the realization that I haven’t changed all that much. Sure, I’m a little older … OK, a lot older. I...
  • Horowitz: Are We Strangers in Our Own Land?

    07/03/2014 7:13:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-2-2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    As we near the 238th anniversary of U.S. independence, many Americans are wondering if we are indeed an independent nation with sovereign borders, given that tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming across the southern border. Have we become strangers in our own land? On Tuesday, two very disturbing stories concerning our border crisis surfaced in the news. These stories should put goose bumps on all Americans. Fox News’ Todd Starnes broke the news Tuesday that a private security force contracted by the government had threatened doctors working at a refugee camp to keep them from disclosing information about...
  • John Kerry Solutions Ltd.

    01/05/2014 2:14:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/5/14 | myisraelHE
    The 'settlers' council' - the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria - along with MyIsrael and the Binyamin Regional Council, has made a satirical video mocking US Secretary of State John FN Kerry. It's called John Kerry Solutions Ltd.
  • Obama: Industrial Age Solutions to Information Age Challenges

    09/27/2012 4:10:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In 2008, voters under 30 preferred Barack Obama over John McCain by a 66 to 32 percent margin. Among older voters, Obama led McCain by 50 to 49 percent. How has Obama paid back the Millennial generation, which provided almost all his margin of victory? With what American Interest superblogger Walter Russell Mead calls "Obama's war on the young." Mead is not a tea party crazy or Ayn Rand zealot. He is a history professor at Bard College and an expert on American foreign policy. He voted for Obama in 2008, and he's not wild about Mitt Romney this year....
  • Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II

    09/10/2012 3:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 10, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Most of my columns are meant to expose the hypocrisy of self-described liberals who have taken over our institutions of higher learning. However, on some occasions, I attempt to address misguided thinking among self-described conservatives. An example is my recent column “Romney and the Rapist,” which was described by many readers as either “weird” or “convoluted” or both. Those descriptions are indeed accurate and reflect the intention behind the controversial essay. It was my intention to write a column that would identify absurd arguments as a means of drawing out the flawed reasoning of those who would support Romney’s...
  • 2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread

    01/03/2012 8:08:24 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 2,135 replies · 2+ views
    Iowa GOP ^ | 1.3.12 | Free Vulcan
    Live thread to cover today's GOP caucus. News, predictions, opinions, totals, and the like. Will be heading out about 4 pm or so to get our site ready and do a final review with the precinct chairs. I expect it to be bigger than 2008 with very heavy turnout and we are preparing for that. We are also ready for disruptions. They simply won't be tolerated. The state party sent us a memo saying if there's any trouble call the cops immediately. Anyone trying to cause problems is going to get a rude awakening. My predictions of the outcome are...
  • Off Grid Solutions | Mortgage in-kind Exchange

    06/12/2011 5:12:06 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 39 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 12, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr
    By: Larry Walker, Jr.The first step in any recovery is acknowledging the problem. The second step is having faith that a power greater than oneself can restore sanity. Joe purchased his home four years ago for $300,000. He currently has an outstanding mortgage balance of $270,000. The appraised value of his home has fallen to $150,000. If he sells it for $150,000 today, he will eat a loss of $150,000 which is not deductible for tax purposes. Joe can afford his mortgage payments and has not missed any. Since he doesn’t qualify for a loan modification, what options does he have?For...

    02/22/2011 3:12:53 PM PST · by grace522 · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 22 Feb 2011 | Chris Freind
    The nation’s largest, most influential gathering of conservatives — the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — was recently held in Washington. Based on the sheer number of attendees (more than 11,000, up from just over 100 when CPAC started in 1973) and the level of palpable energy exuding from the ranks, the conference was a huge success. Speakers ranged from media pundits to elected officials, including most of the Republicans mentioned as Presidential candidates. The attendees had every right to feel proud: their side had just re-taken control of the U.S. House, made significant gains in the Senate, and added...
  • With a Wimper or a Bang—or Not at All?

    08/18/2010 10:52:26 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 18, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    I don’t believe America is in inevitable decline or will falter, but I am starting to see things, superficially, that I have not observed in the past.
  • Shop For Orange: The Best Designer Solutions Under $375 (go orange or be square)

    04/14/2010 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 26 replies · 531+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 12th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Start peeling Baby, because orange and its summery tones, hues and shades is the hottest color of the season. Orange tanks, dresses, shorts, blazers, bags, jewelry and accessories invaded the runways and style pages of our favorite mags, leading us to search the Web, so you wouldn’t have to, for the best orange creations at the lowest price. The Editors of The Fashion Time selected… Halston Heritage Night suede shoulder bag ($275) JETS by Jessika Allen One-shouldered jersey dress $220
  • Ronald Reagan Speaks to the People

    03/23/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 3 replies · 95+ views
    Ronald Reagan ^ | unk | RWR
    Maybe Reagan can give some direction.
  • The Bitpig Rant: Fixing Haiti

    01/17/2010 2:30:27 PM PST · by B-Chan · 31 replies · 794+ views ^ | 2010.01.17 | Bitpig [B-Chan]
    As we look with dismay and growing horror at the apocalypse in Haiti, we can't help but feel sympathy for the people of Port-au-Prince. Having lived through a major quake myself (Northridge '94, 6.6 Richter), I can assure you that their terror is profound, their suffering is real. It goes without saying that you all should give generously to Haitian relief via the charity of your choice. But aid money isn't going to fix Haiti, because Haiti's problems are not economic in nature. (Nor are they related to a voodoo curse, as TV preacher Pat Robertson claimed last week.) Haiti's...
  • Finding Afghan Solutions for Afghan Problems

    01/11/2010 3:56:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 142+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan | Cpl. Zachary Nola, USMC
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE CAFERETTA, NIMRUZ PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan men listen as a member of the Afghan National Police speaks during a shura here Jan. 9. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Zachary J. Nola) Regimental Combat Team-7, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs Story by Cpl. Zachary NolaFORWARD OPERATING BASE CAFERETTA, Nimruz province, Afghanistan – Third Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment blended the old with the new when they hosted a large shura, Jan. 9, where tribal elders from the city of Delaram, surrounding villages, and towns situated in the nearby provinces of Farah and Helmand, came to talk with one...
  • Healthcare: Do we have a Conservative Solution to Helping People with Pre-existing Conditions ?

    11/06/2009 7:20:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies · 2,018+ views
    11/6/2009 | Vanity
    I have have a Canadian friend who keeps telling me that Canada's healthcare system is better because it caters to ANYONE regardless of pre-existing condition. In other words, the Canadian system has a safety net for people ( who through no fault of their own ) were born unhealthy ( asthma, diabetes, etc. ). In the USA, people who have these conditions cannot be insured because they are a drain on insurance companies and most of them are not poor enough to qualify for medicaid. The result is it drains the family's budget and makes the middle class actually poorer....
  • For America to be America, 2 + 2 must always equal 4...21st century solutions!

    08/15/2009 5:19:22 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 183+ views ^ | July 17,2009 | Newt Gingrich
    Two new speeches discussing a movement for 21st century domestic and national security solutions Nat'l Security: LIVE webcast Monday, July 20th at 10am (ET)Domestic: Now available to view at Newt.orgThis Monday morning, July 20th, in a LIVE webcast, Newt gives a speech laying out a national security agenda at the Heritage Foundation.First this past Friday, Newt made the case for a movement for alternative solutions to the Left's agenda. Entitled For America to be America, 2 + 2 must always equal 4, you can view the full speech here at's national security speech, at Heritage, will be webcast...
  • If Conservative Candidates for Political Office...

    06/26/2009 2:26:21 PM PDT · by johnthebaptistmoore · 2 replies · 245+ views
    me | 06/26/09 | johnthebaptistmoore
    If conservative candidates for political office really can't find serious, successful, and foolproof ways of actually "fixing everything leftist" so that they really are conservative, pro-free market, pro-capitalistic, and long-term solutions to issues instead, then they shouldn't run for political office. Profound brainstorming for actual, pro-conservative, pro-free market, pro-capitalistic, long-term solutions on all issues really needs to be front and center, prior to the '10 and '12 elections. Too many non-leftists are still "cowering in corners" in fear of the dominant left, instead of seriously finding ways of ending "everything leftist" for good! Let's really get the political momentum successfully...
  • California Set to Adopt Sweeping Global Warming Plan

    12/11/2008 7:42:36 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 61 replies · 1,670+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/11/08
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's utilities, refineries and large factories must transform their operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new climate plan before state regulators. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board was expected to adopt what would be the nation's most sweeping global warming plan, outlining for the first time how individuals and businesses would meet a landmark 2006 law that made the state a leader on global climate change. It would hold California's worst polluters accountable for the heat-trapping emissions they produce _ transforming how people travel, utilities generate power and businesses use electricity. At...
  • Sheiks Pursue Peaceful Solutions in Iraq

    11/04/2008 3:46:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 342+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jerry Saslav, USA
    BAGHDAD, Nov. 4, 2008 – Though official invitations went out to only about 100 people, word of mouth caused more than 300 people to show up Nov. 1 for a tribal council meeting in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district. Sheiks representing the 15 tribes of Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district, as well as tribal sheiks from other communities and various Iraqi government, military and political leaders, listen to discussions at the Adhamiyah tribal council meeting Nov. 1, 2008. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “About 75 percent of the sheiks in the room were guys in the past who had...
  • (Vanity) Why not a capital gains cut?

    10/11/2008 5:39:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeAtLast · 22 replies · 280+ views
    Why isn't anyone positing a capital gains tax cut as something that can be done to help the economy? A major cut in the capital gains tax, say to 15% for stocks held less than a year, and 5% for stocks held a year or more would bring investors back into the market. I have written my representative ( Pete Sessions of Texas ) and recommended this. All Freepers should write their representatives as well.

    04/22/2008 10:18:14 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 17 replies · 66+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    These are just as worthwhile even if you don't believe that human-created climate change is a big problem, or even a reality. * Reducing carbon emissions by making people poorer will never happen. Just ask people in China - now the world's No. 1 carbon emitter - how interested they are in returning to the economic conditions they suffered a few decades ago when their carbon emissions were lower. * Burning fossil fuels is a lousy idea for reasons that have nothing to do with global warming. These hydrocarbons offer important applications as fertilizers and chemical feedstocks, making it foolish...
  • The Problem Solver for the New Year 2008

    12/31/2007 7:48:47 AM PST · by Revski · 51+ views
    Daily Business ^ | 12/31/07 | Revski
    In our daily business, good and bad seems to come our way and we definitely need a solution for all issues and to talk with someone about these issues.
  • Reconstruction Teams Seek Long-Range Solutions in Iraq

    11/26/2007 5:07:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 58+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2007 – The embedded provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq are looking at long-term solutions to problems in the country that undermine security progress, the chief of the team embedded with the 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division said today. Paul Folmsbee said his group in Adhamiya and Sadr City is working to cement progress in place. Each of the 20 U.S. brigades in Iraq now has an embedded provincial reconstruction team that combines resources of the military, the State Department, and other government and non-government agencies. “The U.S. military's doing a fantastic job coming in and,...
  • What is your solution to counteract $100 a barrel oil?

    10/29/2007 6:28:49 PM PDT · by Dane · 406 replies · 182+ views
    With oil heading towards $100 a barrel, what are your ideas for solutions to counteract this threat to our prosperity.
  • Newt's Solution; Fred/Newt '08

    07/19/2007 7:50:00 AM PDT · by MPforeignER · 36 replies · 952+ views
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's hilarious video, titled "FedEx vs. Government Bureaucracy," had attracted 421,575 separate views on YouTube by late afternoon yesterday. It shows him telling an American Enterprise Institute audience that in the world that works, you can track UPS or FedEx packages in virtual real time. The point is that private-sector companies can employ technology and train people to track millions of packages that are on the move, but the government can't track several million illegal aliens, even not moving. "In the world that fails, the federal government cannot find somewhere between 10 million and 20 million...
  • Dempsey: Problems, Solutions Mark Iraq Training Landscape

    06/05/2007 4:53:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 246+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2007 – As he finishes his tour in Iraq this week, the senior U.S. military official in charge of training the Iraqi police and army offered a candid assessment of the coalition-led training regimen: significant challenges remain, but progress in key areas has been realized. Army Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commander of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, has spent almost three of the last four years in Iraq. Looking back on the development of the Iraqi army, local police and national police over that time, he said the shifts in those institutions’ growth curves have...
  • State of Black America

    04/21/2007 6:50:12 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 64 replies · 1,626+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 April 2007 | Editorial Staff
    Problem:According to the State of Black America, "African American men are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as white males and make only 75 percent as much a year. They're nearly seven times more likely to be incarcerated, and their average jail sentences are 10 months longer than those of white men [for the same offenses]. In addition, young black males between the ages of 15 and 34 years are nine times more likely to die of homicide than their white counterparts and nearly seven times as likely to suffer from AIDS. Five Urban League Solutions: (1)Universal childhood...
  • The "running out of oil" myth, and the inside story on illegal immigration

    09/05/2006 7:05:37 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 61 replies · 2,465+ views
    Renew America ^ | September 4, 2006 | Wes Vernon
    Next time you stop at the pump and pay through-the-stratosphere prices to fill your car's tank, just ponder this: We are not — repeat, we are not running out of oil. There is no good reason you should be paying through the nose. There are only bad reasons for it. If you are also angry about illegal aliens pouring over the border, you should know that illegal immigration is the price we are paying to keep to keep gas prices from going even higher, maybe two or three times higher.
  • Trouble Brewing - North and South of the Border !

    08/31/2006 7:44:32 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 366+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/31/06 | vanity
    There is trouble brewing on BOTH sides of the Border. In Mexico,unsuccessful presidential candidate Obrador is threatening to take over the government on 9/16/06. In the USA,especially in the Border states,increasingly fed-up locals are threatening to take matters into their own hands - even if it means civil war !
  • The Iraq Paradox - Why has it been so much harder than Afghanistan?

    07/30/2006 12:15:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 726+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 30, 2006 | Robert L. Pollock
    BBAGHDAD--"How was Afghanistan?" asks an aide to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. "Dusty," I reply, pointing at my shoes, which show every evidence of having been in Kandahar hours earlier. "And remarkably stable," I add: The press corps following Donald Rumsfeld drove from Kabul airport to the U.S. Embassy compound with no significant security, a sharp contrast to the helicopter ride that prudence dictated we take into Baghdad's Green Zone. "We'd sure like to have that kind of situation," my interlocutor says. So why does he think the U.S. mission here has been so much harder? Maybe, he says, because the...
  • Immigration Solutions Thread - Part 1 - How to Secure the U.S. Southern Borders

    05/18/2006 8:47:15 PM PDT · by ClancyJ · 79 replies · 750+ views
    May 18, 2006 | ClancyJ
    Each of us has ideas on what should be done on the immigration problem and the government is having problems working out such a complex issue. So - why not use the abilities of the FreeRepublic community as a "think tank" to resolve some of the problems faced in Immigration Reform? OhioWfan had a great thread earlier, The First Entirely Positive - "How Do We Help Solve the Illegal Immigration Problem?" Thread in which many varied ideas were presented. We need these ideas and others grouped together where the pros and cons can be discussed, and solutions will work themselves...
  • The First Entirely Positive,“How do we Help Solve the Illegal Immigration Problem?" Thread

    05/12/2006 5:47:27 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 1,352 replies · 12,403+ views
    5.12.06 | ohioWfan
    I’m going to try something entirely new to Free Republic………..start a thread restricted to practical, positive. pro-active things that this huge forum filled with good people who love this country can actually DO about helping to solve the illegal immigration problem, and how we can ‘encourage’ our leaders at all levels to get their acts together. This is not a thread for venting or attacking (Heaven knows, that‘s been done plenty around here!). Let’s keep it entirely positive…… attacks on the President and ‘Bushbots’ or the GOP………or on each other, from EITHER side. No threats to ’kick the GOP bums...
  • Immigration 'Solutions': Part III (More hypocrisy from the left)

    04/14/2006 9:07:54 AM PDT · by Fruit of the Spirit · 7 replies · 709+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 14, 2006 | By Thomas Sowell
    The same man said all of the following things. Can you guess who it was? "Our borders have overflowed with illegal immigrants placing tremendous burdens on our criminal justice system, schools and social programs." "Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits, often without paying taxes." "Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance. These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world." "Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by...
  • Saudi king offers solutions

    12/12/2005 6:20:02 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 7 replies · 367+ views ^ | December 12, 2005 | Claude Salhani
    Saudi king offers solutions By Claude Salhani December 12, 2005 JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia. At 85 years of age, Saudi King Abdullah remains a man full of political ambitions. After only recently succeeding his long-ailing brother, Fahd, as king, Abdullah now is running for the job of leader of the Arab and Islamic world. Vowing to fight the endemic terrorism plaguing parts of the Islamic world, and which shook the kingdom two years ago when homegrown terrorists unleashed nationwide violence, the Saudi king decided action was far better than inaction. In fact, Abdullah adopted the project of another king, also named...
  • Energy Conservation Crucial - [BIGGER THREAT: Atmosphere or Zarqawi?]

    11/15/2005 1:19:48 PM PST · by humint · 7 replies · 426+ views
    TRINITY TRIPOD of Hartford, CT ^ | Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 | By Tina MacDonald
    "In my view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today - more serious even than the threat of terrorism." - David A. King, Chief Scientific Advisor to the British Government, Feb. 2004. I must admit that I'm glad this spring-like warm spell has come about this week to relieve us of last week's sudden drop in temperature. What most people don't realize, however, is that we should consider ourselves lucky to have felt those cruel and nasty temperatures. Seven of the 10 hottest years in the 20th century were in the 1990s, and temperatures are...
  • Rumsfeld Says There Can Be No Moderate Solutions to Extremism

    08/03/2005 6:46:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies · 731+ views
    Defense News ^ | Aug 3, 2005 | Op-ed by U.S. Secretary of Defense
    (This op-ed by Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, appeared August 1 in the Financial Times and is in the public domain. There are no republication restrictions.) (begin byliner) There Can Be No Moderate Solutions To Extremism By Donald Rumsfeld Last month Britain was twice attacked by an enemy that takes advantage of the openness of free societies to kill and terrorise from within. Shortly after the July 7 massacre, one American, summarising the sentiments of his countrymen, wrote to the British embassy in Washington: "Anyone who would attack London must not know history. The people who did this will...
  • Political Factions: A Modest Proposal for Dealing with Islam (Madison,"Mischief of Factions!")

    07/16/2005 1:58:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,804+ views
    Terror Sanitized After the terror attacks in London, a few TV commentators said they would go after those in the media who want to sanitize terrorism. Such bravado may be admirable, but it is a bravado that does not recognize how terrorism has already been sanitized. The leaders of Western democracies have sanitized terrorism because they cannot publicly admit they are helpless to prevent more attacks. Most analysts who study the so-called war on terror could have told you a year ago that there would be a terrorist attack targeting the London subway. Likewise, there are those who will tell...
  • 3 signs of impending 'Asian Century'

    04/12/2005 9:00:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 63 replies · 1,202+ views
    Will the 21st century be another "American Century" or will it be the first "Asian Century"? A peaceful - for now - struggle has been joined. For the past few weeks Americans have been focused on news from the Vatican. And for the past few years the bulk of "foreign news" has concerned the Middle East. But in the Far East three huge fuses are burning. First, the prime minister of China, Wen Jiabao, traveled to India and declared that the two countries would be the "two pagodas" of economic might in the coming hundred years - the "Asian Century,"...
  • Social Insecurity - (Burt Prelutsky's take on the Soc. Sec. problem)

    04/09/2005 1:48:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 318+ views
    I believe I may be the only person in America who isn’t for or against President Bush’s proposal to save Social Security. Unlike everybody else who seems positive that it is either brilliant and benevolent or stupid and evil, I really don’t have an opinion. As a result, I’m highly suspicious of everyone who claims to have a real handle on the pluses and minuses of his proposal. I mean, facts are facts, and an awful lot of you watch “The Fear Factor” and voted for Kerry and Edwards. Why on earth would I believe you when it’s about something...
  • Solution to Social Security shortfall between 20-40 years out (From now).

    02/09/2005 1:34:44 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 19 replies · 491+ views
    2/9/04 | jongaltsr
    The President is looking for solutions to Social Security shortfalls in the future of the existing program. Democrats are looking to extend the time until action is taken so that they can regain the issue as theirs, instead of the Republican Party, which has taken the platform from them. I have a simple solution for the shortfall under the present suggested program of supplementing the program with individual investment programs in the stock market. Since the objection is that there will be a negative intake of monies at about 20 years from the start of such a program and will...
  • Fixing Social Security: It's Simple

    11/23/2004 6:35:06 AM PST · by docbnj · 34 replies · 3,081+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 23 Nov 2004 | Susan Lee
    Prepared to spend the next many months reading about reforming Social Security? Of course not. And you don't have to. Just read the next 975 words of this column and you will know all you need to know. In fact, you will be able to fix Social Security yourself in the time it takes to recite this sentence: "Drop the wage indexing formula." As anybody who has been breathing during the last decade knows, Social Security is heading for disaster. Boomers are going to start retiring, and paying for their benefits will slurp up all the payroll taxes coming into...
  • The Resurrection of the Roman Catholic Church: A book review

    09/16/2004 12:04:12 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 18 replies · 662+ views
    Daily Catholic ^ | 15 September 2004 | Michael Cain
    There have been many books written which chronicle the crisis in the Church over the past 40 years; many excellent works by Atila Sinke Guimarães, Romano Amerio, Father Ralph Wiltgen, Father James F. Wathen, Michael Davies, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Father Nicholas Gruner, Father Paul Kramer, Fathers Dominic and Francisco Radecki, and many other books that have explained the Traditional Catholic movement from their particular perspective. However, until now there has not been a compendium gathering the tents of the various tribes of Tradition that so clearly explains the trials and tribulations of Traditional Catholics as Griff L. Ruby's "The Resurrection...
  • Restore Church Teaching

    07/25/2004 10:34:35 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Inside the Vatican ^ | June/July 2004 | Robert Moynihan
    "Hold the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me in faith, and in the love which is in Christ Jesus. Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost, Who dwelleth in us." St. Paul, Second Letter to Timothy, 1: 13-14 Last month, in our May issue, we wrote in this space that the "old Mass" could and should be "restored" throughout the world - a position some our readers appreciated. Now we would like to carry our thought a step further. We believe not only that the "old Mass" should be restored, but...
  • The Law of the Conservation of Problems (vanity)

    06/03/2004 4:09:16 PM PDT · by gitmo · 1 replies · 179+ views
    June 3, 2004 | gitmo
    The Law of the Conservation of Problems We have all used a number of laws describing the nature of the Universe, the nature of Man, and the nature of Society to make sense out of what we experience in everyday life. The Law of Unintended Consequences describes how any given decision can create results that were not in the original plans, even if the decision produced the desired results. The Law of Diminishing Returns describes how actions can produce lessened returns over time. The model I am proposing can explain a lot about the complexity and stress of modern life....
  • Should The Federal Judiciary Be Replaced By Judicial Computer Software?

    03/10/2003 12:43:02 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 13 replies · 666+ views
    The Free Republic ^ | March 10, 2003 | aas
    Democrats in the United States Senate have put forward a new theory: The American people should know how a federal judge is going to rule on a particular legal question even before he or she sees that particular case. After picking my jaw up off the floor, and pondering the question for a while, it struck me: why do we even need judges, if we already know how they're going to rule on an issue beforehand? We could just create Federal Judicial Software® to remove the burden from our over-taxed federal legal system. Plug the case into the computer, and...

    01/15/2003 12:47:41 PM PST · by grantswank · 11 replies · 504+ views, | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    IS OZZY TO BE PITIED OR SCORNED? J. Grant Swank, Jr., POB 1984, Windham ME 04062 Pastor, New Hope Church, Windham ME Ozzy’s English boyhood was poor—father worked nights in a steel plant, mother worked days at a car plant. No money, no auto, meager food. He claims as a child he had one pair of shoes, no underpants, trousers and one jacket. At the base of his bed was a bucket for urinating in. There were no clean sheets on his bed, overcoats used as sheets when all else failed. Dad beat on Ozzy, chiefly for the boy’s attempts...
  • Autonomy

    01/07/2003 11:42:24 AM PST · by Davis · 3 replies · 229+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | Jan. 6, 2003 | Trentino
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    10/16/2002 7:24:09 AM PDT · by Conservageek · 105 replies · 393+ views
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