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Today: the plight of Christians in Iraq, the junk that’s scanning your junk, debit card fraud perpetrated by your government, contemplating California, the adolescent left, more humorous video
PolitiZoid – 1984: Big Brother Obama
Iraqi Christian leaders are lobbying European lawmakers Tuesday as part of an international campaign aimed at getting Western governments to take the minority’s predicament seriously.
The Transportation Security Administration’s X-ray backscatter scanners have been the center of a widespread controversy, following concerns from privacy advocates that they take nearly naked photos of people. The trade-off is improved security, of course. Yet Leon Kaufman and Joseph W. Carlson, two physics professors at the University of California, San Francisco offer a stark conclusion: They can be easily duped, according to a recent paper published in the Journal of Transportation Security.
Lower prices! That was the promise of the Debit Interchange Fee Amendment, which gave the Federal Reserve the power to police the interchange fees in debit-card transactions and to regulate rate levels in a way that would make them “reasonable and proportional to the processing costs incurred.” But, with the Federal Reserve set to discuss the level of those rates in a meeting today, the amendment’s impact isn’t looking so rosy anymore.
Abandoned farms, Third World living conditions, pervasive public assistance — welcome to the once-thriving Central Valley.
I’ve noted this for years. if you don’t have time to research an issue, you’re pretty safe just watching the behavior of the opponents. The one who behaves like an ill-mannered child is most likely on the wrong side.
As tempting as it is to view the machinations of the left in masterfully calculated Dr. Evil terms, today’s progressive is better-understood as a ranting teenager, burdened with both a disordered view of freedom and typical adolescent entitlement issues. It’s not that today’s lefty is unintelligent; in fact, many are very bright. It’s that he is emotionally underdeveloped.
Today: Perspective on profiling, the Grinch List
Actually, what is discriminatory is to not profile Muslims. Why? Well, consider that group-specific profiling is nothing unusual; for instance, law enforcement looks more suspiciously upon men and young people because those groups commit an inordinate amount of crime. Yet do we hear complaints of “sex profiling” or “age profiling”? Of course not, as we know that such practices are just common sense. But if this standard can be applied to men and youth, it’s only fair and just to apply the exact same standard to all other groups that commit an inordinate amount of a given crime. And when we refuse to do so — when we say that certain groups must receive a special dispensation from life’s realities because they enjoy privileged status — that is where the real discrimination lies. That is what’s unfair. That is a travesty of justice.
Several thoughts come to mind about the following article. (1) We live in a fallen world and should expect that most will not choose the truth. (2) Our time would be better spent sharing the Gospel than fighting these kinds of battles, because when people turn to Jesus this problem goes away. (3) If we celebrated Jesus’ birthday at a more accurate time of year instead of in sync with pagan festivals the atheist quoted in this article would have no argument. As it stands he’s essentially correct. (4) I will still prefer establishments who are willing to acknowledge the traditional purpose of the season in our culture.
A Dallas Church has launched a Web site that alerts holiday shoppers to area stores and businesses that refuse to use the phrase “Merry Christmas” this holiday season. The First Baptist Church of Dallas launched GrinchAlert.com as a protest against retailers using what it views as politically correct, generic holiday language and displays during the Christmas season.
In today’s entry: Introduction to Found On The Hunt, excellent commentary on morality and government by Alan Keyes, airport security myths, what you need to know about The Humane Society, the dangers of sustainable development
I’m trying a new experiment today. If you follow me you know that I’m a news hound. With any time I can spare I amd reading an overabundance of RSS feeds, trying to stay current on everything that’s happening in the world. When I find something particularly interesting or relevant to current issues I like to share it. Primarily I do this by posting to Facebook, but not everyone is on Facebook or takes the time to check it. My Twitter account, which has always been more of a conduit to Facebook anyway, doesn’t get these links. I don’t like not being able to post enough info with the link so that someone would know what they’re clicking on either, so I don’t post the links through Twitter. Using my Facebook links as an RSS feed back to the blog page is the best compromise I’ve found so far, but again you don’t get summaries.
So today I came up with another idea. I will post all the day’s links in one blog entry. That way I’m not cluttering up the blog with multiple entries that are often no more than a link with descriptive text. I can put a summary up at the top with attention grabbers. Hopefully this will work out and keep the blog more active.
When James Madison (whom many of his contemporaries called the “Father of
the Constitution”) says that justice is the end of government, he
declares his adherence to an understanding of politics that eschews mere
expediency. It embodies the commitment to do what is right. In this he,
and the American founders he represents, differ in principle from
present-day politicians and political theorists. They articulate and act
on the premise that the end of government is to consolidate and
exercise power, defined as whatever it takes to command, manipulate and
control people. Even those who talk of liberty do so in terms that make
it indistinguishable from the individual aggregation and exercise of
Two solid analysts, ex–Bush 43 speechwriter Marc Thiessen and Hudson Institute intelligence scholar Gabriel Schoenfeld, have published defenses of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) controversial new scanning and patdown policies. They argue that TSA’s policy is a necessary reaction to the evolution of terrorism. Their analysis rests on eight air-security myths.
If you donate to the Humane Society of the United States for supporting the homeless doggies and kitties in your local animal shelter, you’ve likely been suckered by one of Big Green’s most notorious propaganda mills.
There is a blind spot in the main stream Conservative movement that threatens everything the movement says it stands for. The blind spot is refusal to acknowledge the threat of Sustainable Development, the policy of the UN’s Agenda 21 that now permeates into every American city. Somehow, the Conservative leaders who have always been there to fight off such utopian, socialist nightmares now seem to slumber blissfully in their ignorance at the very moment when vigilance is most urgently needed.