Monday, March 03, 2008

I have got lots up on my Obama blog today, including a couple of toons. TONGUE-TIED is also Obamafied today

Prince Charles: A Royal with heart



Prince Harry has returned to Britain from Afghanistan today after a 10-week tour fighting the Taliban, and was reunited with his father Prince Charles and elder brother William.... Prince Charles, who said he struggled to keep his son's mission under wraps, said he was happy to see his son back safe and sound as he and Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid tribute to his and other British troops' efforts. "It's an incredible relief to see him back in one piece," he said. "It is obviously marvellous to see him back and I'm enormously proud of what he's done."

"I do so understand what it's like for so many other families and loved ones of those serving on operations, what they have to endure. "Having met so many of the families when I go to visit some of my regiments, I know what it's like when they're so far away and don't know what's going on. It's much worse in a way for those left behind."

Charles also paid tribute to British forces, whose risky work he said the public did not often appreciate, highlighting that Harry's plane was delayed as it stopped en-route for three injured soldiers to receive medical treatment. "While being incredibly proud of Harry I am equally proud, for what it's worth, of all the dedicated service given by all our armed forces."

More here

I feel really sorry for Prince Harry. He was really enjoying himself on active service. He will look back on his time in Afghanistan as one of the highlights of his life. There is still plenty of the old warrior blood in people of British origin. There is a video at the link above in which the Prince says how much he enjoyed his experiences in the field -- JR

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"Liberal Fascism" #1 Nonfiction Book In America



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Macsmind covers "Rathergate II", the recent VERY spurious attack on Karl Rove that aired on "60 Minutes".

Appalling: The US is outfitting the Iraq army with M-16s to replace their AK-47s. Even highly disciplined U.S. troops have difficulty keeping the M-16 operational. There are going to be a lot of dead Iraqis over this. And it looks like the reprehensible John Murtha is behind the idea. Atlas has an action call over another matter involving the "treasonous fat bastard".

Colonialism is not the source of Africa's problems: "African leaders, and many people on the left, blame Africa's problems on the evils of colonialism. They sometimes blame the violence on the borders colonialists created that ignored ethnicity. Many African nations have been independent for four decades. If colonial borders were a major problem, how come they haven't changed them? And, by the way, colonialism cannot explain Third World poverty. Some of today's richest countries are former colonies, such as: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Some of today's poorest countries were never colonies, such as: Ethiopia, Liberia, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The colonialism argument is simply a cover up for African dictators. The worst thing the West can do to Africa is to give more foreign aid. For the most part, foreign aid is government to government. As such, it provides the financial resources that enable Africa's grossly corrupt and incompetent regimes to buy military equipment, pay off cronies and continue to oppress their people. It also provides resources for the leaders to live lavishly and set up "retirement" accounts in foreign banks."

Lock 'em up: "For the first time in the nation's history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report. Nationwide, the prison population grew by 25,000 last year, bringing it to almost 1.6 million. Another 723,000 people are in local jails. The number of American adults is about 230 million, meaning that one in every 99.1 adults is behind bars. Incarceration rates are even higher for some groups. One in 36 Hispanic adults is behind bars, based on Justice Department figures for 2006. One in 15 black adults is, too, as is one in nine black men between the ages of 20 and 34."

High-Tax Nations Should Think Twice Before Attacking Low-Tax Jurisdictions: "A story in the International Herald Tribune notes that tax havens are increasingly popular with middle-class taxpayers - but also that these jurisdictions help control excessive government. Perhaps most surprising, the article discusses academic research showing that so-called tax havens actually boost investment and growth in nearby high-tax nations by providing a tax-efficient platform for cross-border investment. Germany's greedy politicians should be careful what they wish for, lest they undermine places that actually provide some protection to people willing to invest in Germany's economy"

My Organs Are for Sale: "According to a new book, The U.S. Organ Procurement System, written by economists David Kaserman and A. H. Barnett, there are 80,000 Americans on the organ-transplant waiting list. Twenty of them die each day as a direct result of organ shortages; that's over 7,000 each year. These lost lives are not so much an act of God as they are an act of Congress because of its 1984 National Organ Transplant Act, which prohibits payment to organ donors. Reliance on voluntary donations, has been an abject policy failure. It's noteworthy that everyone else involved in the organ-transplant business is rewarded handsomely-that includes surgeons, nurses, and organ-procurement workers. How might an organ-transplant market work? Lloyd Cohen, a law professor at George Mason University, envisions letting people contract in advance to permit the harvesting of any usable organs when they die. The money earned would become a part of their estate. Many people are offended by the notion of human body parts becoming commodities for sale. That's at least a tiny bit inconsistent because there is a market for human blood, semen, and hair."

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"Why should the German be interested in the liberation of the Jew, if the Jew is not interested in the liberation of the German?... We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time... In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.... Indeed, in North America, the practical domination of Judaism over the Christian world has achieved as its unambiguous and normal expression that the preaching of the Gospel itself and the Christian ministry have become articles of trade... Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist". Who said that? Hitler? No. It was Karl Marx. See also here and here and here.

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) and the full name of Hitler's political party (translated) was "The National Socialist German Workers' Party".

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3 comments:

Bilbo said...

Your USA population numbers are off. The 2000 Census said that the USA had "resident population of over 281,000,000. I assume it is higher now. I thought I heard the number 300,000,000 being bandied about.

Anonymous said...

I live in NYC. I am single, though have at least one or two lovers at a time as any healthy bachelor might. So you'd think that cute black or Hispanic girls would be great options to finally settle down with, given the ratios of their availability vs. jailed mates?

Not so! Black girls have mostly healthy fat, in the hips and buttocks, which I like, but they have children so fast that they are either legally underage, with lots of dismissive attitude towards smart albeit short vs. black men Ivy League guys like me, or are in their 50s and fun to talk to but not exactly my exotic Playboy bunny fantasy. And 40% of black men who are not in jail have HIV.

That leaves Hispanic girls. Oh the crushes I've had! But you can't date *them* either! First you can't *find* them, period. And even though I'm richer and taller than their brothers or placeholder boyfriends, they don't meet people outside of "whole family" social outings, in which the 20 year old men police the buttocks-shaking girls, like gangsters. So you have to befriend the guys first, but you don't know Spanish, and your expensive tastes in watches and rings makes them hate you in the first place.

Men frustrated with even third-wave feminist type of "American" girls of all stripes (White, Jewish, Japanese, Korean etc.) would love to help out with these self-segregated nubile young females, but they either have massively dismissive attitude or you have to spend half your life learning to Salsa dance, and even then still not "fit in."

Then there's the online world. Both Blacks and Hispanics are online, in abundance, especially on MySpace.com. With weird unicorn graphics and slang "Yo' peoplz, keepin' it real!" alongside a picture of their teenage pregnancy wonderchild and about 150 guys with "Oooo, you so hot" comments to their tight jean butt shots, those guys mostly having sideways baseball caps and weird finger gestures as their defining "rebellious" pose.

Both demographic groups are used to boyfriends who can act as real body guards in inner city neighborhoods. Since we cannot own guns or even pepper spray in NYC, my nerdy self does not qualify.

DilJective said...

First of all, thank you for keeping history alive and relevant!

Small correction in your translation of NAZI- it is short for National Sozialist, not Sozialistisch, which actually means socialistic. The "T" in National is pronounced as "TZ", thus the "Nah-tzee" sound.

Over the post-war years the Sozialist part has fallen and not by accident.