We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If you want to understand the “right of return” issue, read this to know its genesis. The early, narrow work by historian Benny Morris is often cited by pro-Palestinians, ignoring his fuller following work. In this piece, Morris shows how the pro-Palestinians also ignore the first half of the 1947-8 “civil war,” facts being inconvenient to their narrative.
The above Rapes gang-bang just took a few minutes to gather. Perverted politics.
“Real leadership is rare,” says retiring Sec. Of Defense Robert Gates, who served under 8 Presidents, at the US Naval Academy graduation:
Gates told graduates that great leaders have some of the same qualities: conviction, self-confidence, moral courage, integrity and common decency.
“Above all, remember that the true measure of leadership is not how you react in times of peace or times without peril,” Gates said. “The true measure of leadership is how you react when the wind leaves your sails, when the tide turns against you.”
We are far from running out of natural resources, as petroleum engineers would be more than happy to tell you. Last year, the Wall Street Journal ran a special section on our supplies of fossil fuels, specifically oil and natural gas. Our proven reserves of both fuels are in fine shape thankyouverymuch. There are huge oil and gas proven reserves waiting for us to produce them in the Bakken, Marcellus, and other shale deposits -- which I hope we can do soon before the enviro-weenies figure out a reason to object to our producing our very own energy inside our very own borders. These proven reserves are equal to all of the Mid-East's reserves, and they're ours-ours-ours to do with what we wish. The technology for production has been in use for 20 or 30 years, so the only thing that might stand in our way, and perpetuate the concept that we are low on energy, is the pig-headedness of our present Administration's energy policy. They want us to have expensive gasoline and natural gas, so that we'll be in hock to the Mid-East's oil barons and they can nationalize the energy industry and grab control of even more of our means of production. It's all about big government control of our resources and our wealth. The next time you hear a left-wing liberal moan about how we are running out of energy, you should realize that he wants us to be suckered that way.