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Nihilist Diplomacy

August 17th, 2015 by Bill Brown · 4 Comments · Foreign Affairs, Politics

Imagine two scenarios: 1) A country is attacked by terrorists. In response, it targets the terrorists and the countries that aid those terrorists. It successfully captures a bunch of the terrorists and imprisons them. During the course of its operations, an enlisted man deserts and is captured by the terrorists. Its leader exchanges a handful […]

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July 13th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Somehow · Politics

“The growth and fairness economy.” This latest interview—one of the few granted to the press—strikes an all-too-familiar note: the people are suffering out there and it’s time for someone to start addressing that. This tired, musty sentiment somehow seems even more trite with Clinton’s stilted performance. The emotion she conveys is ennui, as if she’s […]

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Sander Levin’s Latest Statist Efforts

July 26th, 2014 by Mike N · Comments Off on Sander Levin’s Latest Statist Efforts · Politics

On (July 21) I received his newsletter from my US Congressman Sander Levin-D District 9 Michigan. In it he reports, New study: “Affordable Care Act (ACA) lowers uninsured rate” according to which 9.5 million additional adults ages 19 to 64 are now covered by insurance, and the national adult uninsured rate declined from 20 percent […]

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Advice to Republicans

June 18th, 2014 by Mike N · 1 Comment · Politics

In the wake of Eric Cantor’s defeat at the hands of a grass roots unknown both the GOP establishment and the Tea Party groups are wondering what next? The GOP is wondering how to prevent future defeats and the Tea Party groups are wondering how to engineer more of them. But as conservative pundit Byron […]

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One reason Republicans Keep Losing

April 8th, 2014 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Politics

It’s not often that an article will provide glaringly obvious proof of why conservatives and Republicans have been impotent at stopping or even slowing the liberal’s march to dictatorship. Ayn Rand has said repeatedly that conservatives keep losing to liberals because conservatives share the same moral values as the liberals but don’t preach those values […]

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Sander Levin’s Republican Bashing

March 14th, 2014 by Mike N · Comments Off on Sander Levin’s Republican Bashing · Politics, Socialized Medicine

My US Congressman Sander Levin of Michigan sent out his Congressional Connector newsletter this week and like usual never misses a chance to bash Republicans. Here is his first paragraph: House Leaders Push Through “Polluter Protection Act” “Instead of taking action to create jobs, or restore benefits to the 2 million Americans who have been […]

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Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz Right?

November 30th, 2013 by Mike N · 2 Comments · Politics

Gary North, former staff economist for Ron Paul, has a blog called Tea Party Economist in which he posts links to current political and economic news. His latest posting carries an article on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claim that the Democrats will win in 2014 because they will stand solidly behind the Affordable Care Act aka […]

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Citizens Can See What the Press Can’t

November 1st, 2013 by Mike N · Comments Off on Citizens Can See What the Press Can’t · Politics, Uncategorized

I normally post on editorials or news stories in the media but today I want to post on an excellent letter to the editor in the Nov 1st Detroit News titled “blame the media” by Walter Konarzevski. It’s in response to an editorial by News editor Nolan Finley criticizing the White House press core’s way […]

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The Same Old Medicine for Detroit?

October 27th, 2013 by Mike N · Comments Off on The Same Old Medicine for Detroit? · Politics

Ever since Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July of this year there has been a flood of articles in the media on the suggested causes of Detroit’s demise and almost as many on suggested solutions. The solutions invariably call for more of the same poison that made Detroit sick in the first place: a political […]

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Evading the Premises in Detroit

March 27th, 2013 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Politics

I have spent most of my 70 years living in and outside of Detroit. I’ve watched it go from a booming town to a near ghost town with jobs and people and of course money, leaving for greener pastures. In its earlier years if there was a problem, there was no problem. Somebody would step […]

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The Immorality of Gun Control

December 23rd, 2012 by Mike N · 1 Comment · Politics

The Dec. 18th 2012 print edition of the Macomb Daily (a northeastern suburban county of Detroit) carried an oped by Roger Simon of, not to be confused with Roger L. Simon of PJTV fame. This Roger Simon, without the L, writes a screed pushing “real” gun control which according to him, has never been […]

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Belated Election Thoughts

November 21st, 2012 by Inspector · 9 Comments · Culture, Politics

People don’t learn from economic disasters alone. History has shown again and again that no matter how stark a disaster proves that a policy has failed, people can be convinced that the failure was due to not enough of it. Every stimulus in history didn’t fail… they just weren’t big enough. We need a bigger […]

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First, Do No Harm

July 31st, 2012 by Inspector · 9 Comments · Politics, Socialized Medicine, Uncategorized

Health care, like all goods and services, is a limited resource. Once it is removed from market forces by turning it over to the government and giving it away for “free*,” rationing is the inevitable consequence. Do you know what “rationing” means in the context of health care? This. This is what it means.

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Explosive Compound: Immigration Meets The Welfare State

July 7th, 2012 by L-C · 7 Comments · Culture, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Immigration is a hot issue for a number of Western nations, notably America and my country of origin, Sweden. The latter being a notable case is a fact that escapes many of those who don’t count themselves among its 9.5 million people. That is, at least for now; news stories of Sweden’s troubles are starting […]

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Making It Worth Their While to Stick Around

May 17th, 2012 by Bill Brown · 2 Comments · Politics

What’s the difference in principle between physically preventing your citizens from leaving, taking hostages to keep them around, and robbing them blind to give them second thoughts? Next thing you know we’ll be needing papers to travel.

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The Morality Police

May 4th, 2012 by Inspector · 21 Comments · Culture, Politics

I find it very interesting that the Left likes to complain about the members of the Right – specifically those called Social Conservatives – who are out to be “The Morality Police.” Not because the Left is wrong here. They’re right to complain about this. It’s just ironic that they, of all people, do. What […]

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Headlines of 2012, Hopefully

January 1st, 2012 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Culture, Politics

It’s that time of year again when I put together my list of a dozen or so headlines I would like to see in the New Year 2012. I normally do this on New Years Eve day. But Obama and both political parties have left so much to be desired that yesterday I could have […]

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Passing thoughts on Occupy Wall Street

November 11th, 2011 by Inspector · 1 Comment · Politics, Uncategorized

The “Occupiers” are shamefully ignorant. Ignorant of the other 99%: the 99% of corporations that do nothing wrong. And another point of their ignorance is: what is the distinguishing attribute of the 1% who aren’t innocent? That 1% isn’t the biggest 1%. It isn’t the richest. It’s the group that are in bed with the […]

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A Tea Party Quest

August 1st, 2011 by Mike N · Comments Off on A Tea Party Quest · Politics, Uncategorized

At the website of the Western Representation PAC I found this rather rational post titled ‘Life After the Debt Ceiling Debate.’ I think they’re right in that we can’t expect much more than what we’re getting from the handful of conservatives in the House. I left the following in their comments:

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Bureaucracy In Action

July 16th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Politics

Unbelievable: Embroiled by legal battles for more than 25 years, two U.S. Navy ships are finally headed to the scrap heap without ever having sailed and despite the fact that they’re almost completely finished. According to Hampton Roads, the USNS Bejamin Isherwood and the USNS Henry Eckford were commissioned in 1985 at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding […]

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