Archive for December, 2009

Would the World Be Better Without Religion? »

A Facebook friend of mine posted his response to a poll: “Would the world be better without religion?” two days ago, generating, to date, 3,627 comments—by far the most I’ve ever seen for any single Facebook posting, and remarkable for one with 481 “Friends.” While I haven’t read all of the comments, the general...
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Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009 »

Syndicated columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry’s provides an incisive and hilarious, month-by-month review of the year 2009, “Dave Barry’s year in review: 2009.” As he begins: It was a year of Hope—at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!” It...
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Thirteen Outstanding Books of the Past Decade »

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002RAR3KG/theindepeende-20/002-6508816-9461647

Christopher Monckton on Scientific American‘s Defense of Climate Alarmism »

In an editorial article in its December 2009 issue, “Seven Answers to Climate Contrarian Nonsense,” the popular-science magazine Scientific American claims that the Climategate revelations and the findings from an increasing number of scientists who question climate alarmism are ignorant, irrational and unfounded. The magazine lists and then attempts to refute what it claims...
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Detroit: A City Destroyed by “Progressive” Statism »

Pajamas TV has just released the excellent video, “A City Destroyed by Liberal Idealism,” which discusses the ruin of the City of Detroit as a result of “liberal” (i.e., “Progressive”) statism. And this disastrous story is repeated in major cities across the U.S. to the extent that government, urban, collectivist policies have been imposed....
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The State of Our Affairs: Seven Haiku »

Copenhagen scam Snow in Louisiana Turn up thermostat ________________ Health care reform hoax Splendid investment they say Fog will lift next year ________________ Afghanistan war Soldiers in cold winter fight Widows wearing black ________________ Change you can believe Dark clouds on the horizon Night comes on quickly ________________ Frightened birds take flight False hopes...
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Time to Eat the Dog »

That’s the title of a new book by Robert and Brenda Vale. I’m not sure if it is available in the U.S., but did find it on Amazon in the UK. Here is an article about the book. The book says your pet dog has a bigger carbon footprint than your SUV, even when...
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Obamacare Progresses, Corporate State Cheers »

Left-liberal Glenn Greenwald points out that the health industry’s stocks are exploding as Obamacare comes close to passing. This bill is a huge gift to big business, as much as its supporters and some of its opponents claim otherwise. In another post, he notes that the tea party movement and the progressive left, the...
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The Supreme Court Has Spoken: You Have No Rights »

Do you believe that the government of the United States considers itself obliged by law to respect anyone’s rights? You are wrong. Read Chris Floyd’s article on a recent Supreme Court decision to let a lower court’s ruling stand, and weep your bitterest tears. If you count yourself among those who believe that this country...
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Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan »

In preparation for hearings on the government’s contractors in Afghanistan by the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, the majority staff has prepared a memorandum, dated December 16, 2009, which gives an overview. I commend this report to your attention with the caveat “read it and weep.” Not that this information differs in its general...
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