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Ground Zero Mosque & War by Infiltration

July 4th, 2010 by Embedded I · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

It seems to me that some of our admired Objectivist friends do not sufficiently appreciate how widespread and insidious the Islamic threat actually is.  This is a war, and not simply of ideas. Lies, Damn Lies, & Muslim Lies: The Muslim, and especially Islamic, ethics fully endorses the use of dishonesty to non-Muslims.   An article […]

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Global Warming debates: – facts first, then moral values

April 29th, 2010 by Embedded I · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

When moral issues are at stake, it is important to evoke powerful facts of reality showing why a particular moral stand is valid.   This is because most environmentalists believe &/or argue that the facts are with them, however poorly they understand those facts. It is counter-productive to proselytize for a large carbon footprint, except perhaps […]

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Racism — it is a matter of mind, not color.

April 12th, 2010 by Embedded I · 11 Comments · Culture

Morgan Freeman has made a truly insightful comment on racism. He is absolutely correct.

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Trade Deficit myth

February 18th, 2010 by Embedded I · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

Over at The Rational Capitalist, a sympathetic commenter, using the moniker C.W., wrote, “we are exporting inflation, in the form of our trade deficit. “What is a trade deficit?  How does it export inflation? Surely the idea of a trade deficit disregards the principle of value-for-value trading, regardless of national borders?

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Rejecting Individual Judgement and Property Rights

November 12th, 2009 by Embedded I · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

<This is a significantly updated version of my original post, under the above title, which dealt with the ideas presented in Ghost Town, by Mike N. I also agree with the comments posted thus far, some of which add a great deal of understanding to the issue.> I was severely alarmed by the idea that […]

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The Socialists are the Greedy ones!

October 28th, 2009 by Embedded I · 4 Comments · Politics

To Canadians’ great shame, it was Canada’s province of Saskatchewan that initiated socialist politics in N. America, under Tommy Douglas. Douglas brought to N. America, the unoriginal, yet winning, political trick…

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‘Hoop Jumping’ in Socialized Medicine

October 21st, 2009 by Embedded I · 5 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Two points, to start. 1. My father’s heart arrhythmias have settled, and his sodium levels have been managed through intravenous fluids and fluid intake restriction.  Though he could barely walk, he was deemed strong enough, to no longer be eligible for a hospital bed.  Indeed, if he chose to stay, three doors from my mother, […]

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Exposing some Deceits of Socialized Medicine

October 19th, 2009 by Embedded I · 15 Comments · Socialized Medicine

In response to my post, My Father and Socialized Medicine, comments made by Greg Paulhus deserve a full post in response.  They are typical of arguments for socialized medicine, that in final analysis do not stand. My Dad’s situation may not be entirely ‘routine’, as Paulhus suggests, but his inappropriate care, is no less disgusting […]

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Damage Control for A Nobel Peace Prize?

October 9th, 2009 by Embedded I · 3 Comments · Culture, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Obama’s response to his Nobel Prize was the best thing I’ve heard from him. He recognizes that it was awarded too soon & reflects no serious achievement.  Though his speech changes nothing, & is surely politic, he has, at least, put his award in a relatively sensible context (excluding his absurd mention of climate change). […]

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Shepard Fairey

September 13th, 2009 by Embedded I · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Many people, at least among those over 35, have noticed that the Obama: ”Progress”, ‘Hope’ & ‘Change’ posters, by ‘street artist’ Shepard Fairey, strongly resemble the artwork of communist revolutionary propaganda. Democrat-types dismiss the observation, saying there is no connection, that the Obama art is just more of Fairey’s usual work. Are they that superficial, […]

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My Father and Socialized Medicine

August 25th, 2009 by Embedded I · 31 Comments · Culture, Socialized Medicine

Yes, he is in the twilight of life, but he is my father.  More importantly, for 61 years he has been my mother’s lifelong love.  They went through WW2, they immigrated to a Canadian farm from S. England.  Dad pursued several means of employment to provide a comfortable living while raising three boys. On Monday, […]

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