August, 2011

Law protecting unborn children capable of feeling pain in Idaho

WASHINGTON – An Idaho law protecting unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion has been challenged in the U.S. District Court for Idaho. A hearing on a request for a temporary restraining order is scheduled in federal district court for September 8. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed by the Idaho state legislature by overwhelming majorities earlier this spring. In passing the law, the legislature determined that there is substantial medical evidence concluding that unborn children are capable of experiencing pain and that the state has a compelling state interest in protecting these pain-capable children.

“Unborn children recoil from painful stimuli, their stress hormones increase when they are subjected to any painful stimuli, and they require anesthesia for fetal surgery,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). “We are confident that the Supreme Court will ultimately agree and will recognize the right of the state to protect these children from the excruciatingly painful death of abortion.”

By National Right to Life Committee - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

How the Dow 30 Stocks Compare According to Their Margins of Safety

Benjamin Graham, known as the father of value investment, is famous for his simple, yet powerful, valuation method as first explained in his 1973 book, Intelligent Investor, and later updated in his book entitled Renaissance of Value. His “Graham Number” approach has been adapted and applied to all 30 stocks listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Index to determine which of the stocks have above average safety factors—of which only 10 do. Below is an explaination of the approach, the formula and the results for all 30 stocks.

By Lorimer Wilson - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Kiwis, Canadians and Rugby World Cup

imageCanadians and New Zealanders have always had a special bond. We each have a much larger country that looms over us, we’re friendly, polite, self-deprecating and can be more than a little cheeky. And of course, people from both countries have shown a particular fondness for microbrew beer and great wine.

With the Rugby World Cup being held in New Zealand this year from September 9 to October 23, the Canuck-Kiwi connection is set to grow even stronger. The Canadian team will call the magnificent Art Deco city of Napier, located in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region, “home.”

By Guest Column Ruth Atherley- Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Who’s to Cop the Carbon Chop?

It’s not possible to make steel without generating carbon dioxide. No carbon tax can change that.

It’s not possible to make cement or brew beer without generating carbon dioxide.

By Viv Forbes - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

The perils of a remilitarized Sinai

Will the Egyptian military be permitted to remilitarize the Sinai? Since Palestinian and Egyptian terrorists crossed into Israel from Sinai on August 18 and murdered eight Israelis this has been a central issue under discussion at senior echelons of the government and the IDF.

Under the terms of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, Egypt is prohibited from deploying military forces in the Sinai. Israel must approve any Egyptian military mobilization in the area. Today, Egypt is asking to permanently deploy its forces in the Sinai. Such a move requires an amendment to the treaty.

By Caroline Glick - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Rollback the Muslim Brotherhood

In recent weeks, we have been put on notice repeatedly:  Absent a fundamental course correction, America will go the way of Europe and others before it, succumbing to an insidious totalitarian doctrine known as shariah whose purpose, in the words of its prime practitioners - the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) - is to “destroy Western civilization from within.”

Hurricanes, earthquakes and fiscal crises are preoccupations of the moment.  Unless we heed the warnings being issued by three of our most brilliant strategic thinkers, Mark Steyn, Bat Ye’or and Andrew McCarthy, however, we risk an irreversible national calamity.

By Frank Gaffney Jr. - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Boo-Hoo Of The Day

They’ve made life difficult for many around the globe, in fact their leaked communiques have toppled governments, subsequently cost many people their lives, and it now looks like these self righteous punks have gone and messed with the wrong people.

By Bob Parks - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Cholera-global warming link debunked

A new study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene debunks the claim that global warming (via rising sea surface temperatures) will increase cholera outbreaks.

By Steve Milloy - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

With Just Five Words, Obama Can Create Millions of Jobs!


When Barack Obama speaks before a joint session of Congress next week to present his latest “plan” for circumventing the unemployment curse which he owns, he is likely to regurgitate many of the same, old tired themes which have failed time and time again over the past three years.

By John Lillpop - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Jobs? Obama? Impeach Him!

America is dying a death by a thousand cuts in the form of hidden and explicit taxation, the insane generation of new regulations, and the resulting massive unemployment. Obama just selected a new economic advisor who is known to favor a value-added tax that would drive up the cost of everything you purchase.

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Michelle Bachmann Rocks Florida

“Florida elects Presidents,” said Michelle Bachman yesterday in—well—Florida, which holds 27 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. “Marco Rubio has the hallmarks of, I think, everything that a person would look for in a potential candidate,” she added. “He’s got so much going for him.”

By Humberto Fontova - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Goodnight, Irene

There was something faintly amusing about the rash of media reporters roaming the empty wet and windy streets of New York and Long Island at the weekend. While directors back at base repeatedly ran the same shot of the wooden shed being tossed by waves off Long Island, for the frontline reporters, it must have felt like somebody had, quite literally, stolen their broadcasting thunder.

By Peter C. Glover - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

Repeal of firearms bill was a promise made by government

For once I would like some “straight” answers to my questions from our politicians. I have written the Prime Minister and received two automated replies of their arrival. This is in regards to the repealing of Bill C-68 as promised. “Bill C-68 (The Firearms Act) has proven to be a bad law and has created a bureaucratic nightmare for both gun owners and the government.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story

My Solution: How to Restore Freedom of Association and End Government Tyranny

Unfortunately, many Americans have become inured to the trampling of freedom of association.  You can work your fingers to the bone starting a business, and the government becomes a partner that contributes nothing but extracts much.  It not only shares your profits and regulates you to death, but, more to the point here, dictates whom you must serve and the bases on which you may hire and fire people.  And woe betide he who doesn’t bow before Leviathan.

By Selwyn Duke - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Full Story