Saturday, September 03, 2005


Women Are Their First Prey
Phoenix from the Ashes?
Defamation ruling: Holocaust is undeniable
In a Ruined Country
First they came for the Jews!
Cartoon: "T" is for Freedom Fighter
Israel's days of infamy
Ronaldson demands deportation
Denial is scourge of Islam
The protocols of the elders of the BBC
United Nations bankrolled latest anti-Israel propaganda
Adjournment Debate
Critique of Leadership
O'Loughlin spins for the Palestinians
Radical Islamists challenge govts efforts at control
Muslim leaders in feud with the BBC
How to watch the TV news
Into the underworld
A New Chapter In The Sorry Book Of The Palestinians.
Why Tolerate the Hate?
Ideas will be crucial to victory



Interesting comment from "Theodore Dalrymple": "My father was a communist though he was also a businessman. Our house was full of communist literature from the 1930s and 40s, and I remember such authors as Plekhanov and Maurice Hindus and Edgar Snow. It was always clear that my father's concern for humanity was not always matched by his concern for men, to put it mildly, for whom (as individuals) he often expressed contempt. He found it difficult to enter an equal relationship with anyone, and preferred to play Stalin to their Molotov.... I think the great disjunction between my father's expressed ideas (and ideals) and his everyday conduct affected me, and made me suspicious of people with grand schemes of universal improvement".

Poll: 64% favor teaching both creationism, evolution: "In a finding that is likely to intensify the debate over what to teach students about the origins of life, a poll released Tuesday found that nearly two-thirds of Americans say that creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools. The poll found that 42 percent of respondents hold strict creationist views, agreeing that 'living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.'"

Bush does what he can about gas prices: "President Bush raised the possibility Wednesday that Hurricane Katrina will lead to even higher gasoline prices and shortages in some areas, even as his administration moved to release oil from an emergency government stockpile and to temporarily ease pollution standards on gasoline and diesel fuel. 'Our citizens must understand the storm has disrupted the capacity to make gasoline and distribute gasoline,' Bush said in a Rose Garden speech after meeting with top officials to discuss the crisis."

Turkey: Islamic openness and honesty on display: "One of Turkey's best-known novelists has been charged with insulting the country's national character and could face a prison sentence. Orhan Pamuk is scheduled to go on trial on 16 December and could face up to three years in prison for comments on Turkey's killing of Armenians and Kurds, his publisher, Tugrul Pasaoglu, said yesterday. 'Thirty thousand Kurds and one million Armenians were killed in these lands and nobody but me dares to talk about it,' Pamuk said in an interview with a Swiss newspaper in February."

The entrepreneurship engine : "A remarkable new survey by ACNielsen International Research finds 724,000 Americans use eBay, the online auctioneer and general marketplace, for their primary or secondary income. That figure is up from 430,000 in a similar 2004 survey. ... So eBay can properly be viewed as America's No. 1 generator of, not just businesses, but jobs. As David Faber of CNBC said recently, 'If eBay employed the ... people who earn an income selling on its site, it would be the nation's No. 2 private employer, behind Wal-Mart.' But eBay doesn't employ them. They employ themselves. Their own cash and reputations are on the line. They innovate, they compete, they work hard. What eBay and other online sites provide is the platform: a storefront that's electronic, not brick and mortar; a market of 157 million registered users worldwide; plus help in expediting payments, shipping packages and detecting fraud."

An old conundrum: "The sickeningly obvious truth here is that if we want an intelligent President and Congress we will need intelligent voters to elect them. A uniform national literacy test that is, race, gender, age, and financially neutral is the obvious solution. Then, an election would be an intelligent democratic exercise rather than a popularity contest among illiterates fought with handshakes and 30 second TV commercials. Of course, the Democrats object. If they can get elected with votes from criminals, illiterates, and those selling their votes for entitlement money, well, that's a good enough democracy for a modern Democrat. Yes, the Democratic strategy is slowly subverting our democracy, but, more importantly, it is an immediate threat to national security. Our Southern border remains wide open to nuclear, biological, and chemical, terrorists. Why? Because the Democrats profit most electorally from the constituency that wants the border open. It's just that simple: votes and the power that comes from them matter more than anything to a Democrat."

Carnival of the Vanities is up again with a big range of reading.

I have just put up a post about the parasitical "Art" establishment on Leftists as Elitists

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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