August, 2014

Foreign Policy of Procrastination

When President Obama was questioned about countering the Islamic terrorists (ISIS) in Syria, his response was “We don’t have a strategy yet”, and this exemplifies the status of our foreign policy. The Obama Administrations has deferred our foreign policy decisions to other countries who defer back to the U.S. It is a policy of procrastination based on hopes and dreams the world problems will fade away or be solved by foreign good guys in shining armor.

By Guest Column Donald A. Moskowitz- Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

Mae West Knew When Men Were Men

As a male, have you lost the “tiger-in-the-tank”? Possibly you are more irritable, suffer insomnia, have problems at work, lost height, lack energy and lack erections? Now you wonder if testosterone therapy is what’s needed to restore your male vigour?

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

“No bended knee for me” - the Charge against Robert Beecher

The charge against Robert Beecher is not based upon the malicious allegations made by FBI Special Agent Stanley H. Slater that Robert Beecher was involved in an operation, known as “Operation Mutual Aid”, to kidnap and torture a DHS agent.  In fact, it seems that the threat implied by Agent Slater has, well, just disappeared. The only charge is “Felon in Possession of a Firearm”.

By Gary Hunt - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

It’s A Wonderful Country

In the 1946 Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the part of George Bailey whose life challenges–legal, financial, personal–seem so overwhelming that he believes it would be better if he’d never been born.  An angel named Clarence shows him what a world without George would look like.  George realizes that he has affected the world in countless positive ways, and a world without him would be dark, hopeless and cruel.

By Lance Thompson - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

Obama, Global Warming: Shaking, Quaking,  Freezing

Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately?

There was a major earthquake in Napa, California, on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

This is Like Heaven, But Not Good Enough for Progressives

My 1977 English teacher who said I would never amount to anything because my English was not British enough, taught me how to type on an old Remington typewriter with each letter attached to a striking metal arm. These armed letters often tangled if I typed too fast. When the school was allowed a few IBM SELECTRIC typewriters, I felt like we had arrived. I could type really fast, 85 words per minute. One of the big shots in the Communist Party had a child in our class and nothing but the best was provided for his progeny; so all 36 students got lucky.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

Obama Asks, Is Strategy for ISIL REALLY Necessary?

Barack Hussein Obama shocked, saddened, and disappointed millions of patriotic Americans when, upon returning from his long, but totally undeserved, vacation he blithely announced that his administration does NOT YET have a strategy for dealing with ISIL, which is quite disconcerting because, as nearly everyone but Obama knows, ISIL is the most vicious, subhuman terrorist group ever to threaten modern civilization at large, and America in particular.

By John Lillpop - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

The Ambiguous Nature of Canada’s International Defense Posture

As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, an invasion that began formally with incursions into Crimea earlier this year—but in reality began many years before with growing Russian influence in Ukraine’s domestic politics, Canada’s defense posture is becoming less clear over time.

By Sierra Rayne - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

US Jacks Up Exit Fee For Those Renouncing Citizenship

US Jacks Up Exit Fee For Those Renouncing Citizenship

Just like the recent rise of business inversions — moving business HQ abroad — the United States has seen an uptick (up 221%) in Americans renouncing their citizenship. The elephant in the room in both these cases is taxes: both high taxes and burdensome tax compliance in foreign jurisdictions.

By Alan Joel - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Full Story

Divide and Conquer: A Game of Thrones?

I recently attended my monthly book club group, which is comprised of women from differing political persuasions, including but not necessarily limited to conservatives and liberals.  We can have some interesting discussions, as you might expect, especially when the topic broaches anything political.

By Leigh Bravo - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Full Story

The Undeniable Fact of Moose Jaw’s Unchanging Climate

As an editorial in the Moose Jaw Times Herald claims, “Climate change is happening, and it won’t be denied.” Without any irony, the article states that “without an ounce of hyperbole, climate change is the single greatest issue the generations of age have to drive change and have to address right now.” No hyperbole?

By Sierra Rayne - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Full Story

Mary Landrieu and Her House of Cards

Mary Landrieu and Her House of Cards

This election has been most difficult for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) with one mistake after another taking her off message. First it was discovered that she was charging taxpayers for at least four campaign flights. Her embarrassing mistakes were not something Louisiana voters should expect from a Senator with so much experience. Mary Landrieu has been in political office since 1979 and has served in the U.S. Senate since 1997. It is inexcusable for Landrieu not to know that taxpayers should not be charged for campaign air travel.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Full Story

The GAO’s Whitewash on the Social Cost of Carbon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released its report on the Obama Administration Working Group’s development of “social cost of carbon” estimates. As we at IER have explained in extensive detail—in our formal comment submitted to Office of Management and Budget (OMB), at our conference last summer, and in testimony before the Senate—there are serious problems with the procedure by which the Administration derived these estimates. Yet the GAO report conveniently ignores all of these problems, at times actively misleading the innocent reader.

By Institute for Energy Research - Friday, August 29, 2014 - Full Story

CCRKBA Chief says Bloomberg, Billionaires trying to buy freedom one right at a time

BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s revelation that Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” lobbying organization has donated another million dollars to the already-swollen Initiative 594 campaign war chest confirms that a “handful of billionaires” are intent on buying the November election, and along with it, the privacy rights of Washington State citizens, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

Nail Polish and Date Rape

The Hindustan Times reports a new use for women’s nail polish: as an indicator for the chemical rohypnol, commonly known as the “date rape drug.” The idea, said to be an invention of four students at North Carolina State University, is still in the development stage.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Friday, August 29, 2014 - Full Story