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Saturday, October 31. 2009
Photo is Saul Alinsky. His ghost walks. Boo!
Coyote on the Dem tax/health bill:
The high cost of Aromatherapy: Premiums to Skyrocket Under Obamacare
‘Jobs Created or Saved’ Is White House Fantasy
Re Henninger's piece which we linked:
New Jersey plans vote fraud
Via our Irish friends re the US economy:
Casinos in Ohio? Governments are money addicts.
How is that bending-over approach working with Iran?
Related: Gore says 220-foot ocean rise in ten years.
The Copenhagen Climate Extortion
Michelle Bachman on Pelosi Health Care Bill: “This Is the Crown Jewel of Socialism”
Masterfleece Theater at RCP:
From Reason's The Unhealthy Public Option:
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Your link to "Democrats' healthcare scheme is pure insanity" is incomplete. I looked at the HTML source, and the URL is missing.
Not to wish redirecting Maggie's readers to another site but, Kate @ SDA has posted a PDF of a document concerning the Copenhagen Climate 'magic show'. I'm sure a link, to this PDF, wouldn't be rejected. I haven't read the whole thing, yet, but plan to.
This debacle and it's associated skulduggery is very concerning .
Garry ... the Glenn Beck show yesterday had an hour-long interview with Lord Monckton and former ambassador John Bolton on the untruths and deliberate 'mistakes' about 'anthropogenic global warming' being propagated by our government, and the upcoming Copenhagen meeting treaty which, if Obama signs it, would take away American sovereignty over our own country. I listened to the entire hour, but I'm sure that there are condensations of the important points made somewhere on the Internet, if you search. I'm a computer klutz [pretty much] so I can't tell you how. But I'm sure you do know how. It's well worth listening to.
Thanks for that, Marianne,
I listened to a local talk show (about 2 weeks ago) and saw Lord Monckton deliver his opinion...very interesting and enlightening! That is available if you bring up YouTube and search "Michael Coren With Lord Christopher Monckton" (Parts 1-5). I'll find Glenn's video and see how his points might vary.
If you check Maggie's sidebar and find Small Dead Animals and check out the 118 page PDF UN document Kate discovered, you might find that interesting as well.
Again, thanks for the heads-up. This is very scary!!
That should have read "181 page PDF" and it is the document that was discussed on Glenn Beck (I listening to the show, now, via YouTube).
Glenn Beck is getting to be a must-watch.
So is The News Junkie @ Maggie's Farm!
You're right, buddy. And Glenn did a basic explanation of the operation of the free market system on his program this week which was a gem. We know that many schools and teachers who do not believe in the free market, never explain these facts and their importance to grade school or high school students, thus crippling their understanding of how to be successful in adult life.
This session with Glenn reminded me of my youth and of The Children's Encyclopedia, a junior compendium of valuable practical information for grade school students which introduced them to many necessary facts. Of course, the Encyclopedia Britannica is the 'gold standard' here, but sometimes the Junior, or Children's Encyclopedia is a good launching pad for further research into a subject.
That's what Glenn's program did. And it was valuable. When I was writing magazine articles on all sorts of things, I found a wonderful deceptively simple textbook titled The Way Things Work, which functioned on many levels to explain everything from washing machines, to automobiles, to how to build a building that won't fall down. Specialists in these areas take their knowledge for granted. But lots of folks, especially people with baccalaureate degrees in English Lit. like me, are woefully uninformed about engineering, design of household appliances, and atom bombs. Books like these give one a head-start on further research. Then you can proceed to such things as Motor's Auto Repair Manual to help you repair your valve-in-head engine. And reassemble it. Which I did.
I was amused when I married my writer/editor husband that he owned and liked the same Way Things Work book. He was working for a big oil company at the time, and found the book helpful in beginning research into many things.
If one is not an intellectual snob, which no one on this site is, valuable knowledge can still be found in many places.
MM --emergency situations rapidly recast knowledge values, for sure. There could be a time when an expert of surviving as an urban homeless person would be infinitely more valuable to the group than any number of hungry complaining intellectuals.
I see they have corrected that Al Gore article, said 67m yesterday, today it reads 6 to 7m which is slightly less ridiculous...