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U.S. Helpless To Help Georgia?

by JR Dieckmann
Why is the American left not reacting to the Russian invasion of Georgia in the same way that they reacted to the American invasion of Iraq? Where are the liberal protesters gathering in the streets and burning the Russian flag in objection to this “unjustified and illegal” invasion? Where is all the shouting that Georgia doesn’t have WMDs, a nuclear program, or ties to al Qaeda? But more importantly, why isn’t the U.S. doing more to help Georgia repel the Russian invasion of their country, as we did when Iraq invaded Kuwait?

By Guest Column - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

What Washington is willing to Spend in Africa

by Scott A Morgan
October 1st begins the new fiscal year in the United States. This year FY 09 marks the end of the Bush Presidency. So in what is his final budget submitted to the Congress how much money does He want to send to Africa?

By Guest Column - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Threats against Muslim Hero all too Common

Salah Uddin Shoaib ChoudhuryPicture the following scenario.  You live in a country that long ago declared itself a “people’s republic” with Islam as its official religion.  Although you are a Muslim, you have openly declared yourself to be a “Muslim Zionist” and are known for advocating relations with Israel and other positions that are very unpopular with the Islamic radicals who have accrued considerable power in your country. 

For your stance, you have been persecuted, jailed and tortured, your family harassed and your brother beaten, your place of business first bombed and later taken over by a mob that was allowed to do so with impunity. 

Earlier this year, a group known for its human rights violations took you into its custody and it required nothing short of an international outcry to force them to release you.  Now, you find yourself on trial for “sedition, treason, and blasphemy” and could receive the death penalty (or more likely a very long prison term) if convicted.

By Dr. Richard Benkin - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Remembering the start of WWII and the day before it started

imageWorld War II began when Adolf Hitler ordered the military forces of Nazi Germany to invade Poland on the morning of September 1, 1939.

His blitzkrieg was a new and barbaric method of waging war which made civilian men, women and children just as much a target as any military one.

It was also a war of deception, disinformation and falsification for which the German Ministry for Propaganda became notorious.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Ontario’s Carbon Policy Swamp

Following the trail of government efforts to mitigate so-called ‘climate change’ is like chasing a will-o-the-wisp. In both cases the pursuit of elusive greenhouse gases leads one to get lost in the swampy bog. Ontario is tying to reduce emissions with a myriad of tangled and conflicting programs and taxes: a federal carbon tax; the Western Climate Initiative (including a carbon trading program); and a low carbon fuel standard are only the top of the long list. These programs will do little to curb greenhouse gas emissions, do much to harm the economy - and all play on eco-guilt by appearing to be ‘green’.

By Kevin Gaudet - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Predicting Terrorist Attacks

If, in fact, the United States or any other nation could predict terrorists attacks there would not be terrorist attacks. They’re not called terrorists for nothing and they don’t post the date and place of their next attack on their Internet sites.

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Pakistan president dies in mysterious air crash

Part 46 – AUGUST 17 1988
“Of all the violent political deaths in the twentieth century, none with such great interest to the U.S. has been more clouded than the mysterious air crash that killed president, and Army Chief General, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan in August 1988, a tragedy that also claimed the life of the serving American ambassador and most of General Zia’s top commanders.” - Barbara Crossette, Bureau chief of The New York Times in South Asia from 1988 to 1991

Today, George Bush announced that he has chosen Dan Quayle as his running mate. Before answering questions at a news conference at Bush headquarters in New Orleans, the vice president commented on the tragic death of Pakistan President Zia.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Russian TV Sounds Like Soviet TV

Have you ever heard of Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation? If you were a faithful viewer of Russia Today, an English-language TV propaganda channel for the Russian government, you would learn that she is running for president of the U.S. and is an expert on the crisis in Georgia who believes that the U.S. is involved in the region only because of oil.

By Cliff Kincaid - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Fossil Fuels are the New Green Power

By Allan Taylor

If we want a greening planet we must have more CO2 in the atmosphere. We have been doing this by burning fossil fuels to an increasing extent and the planet has responded favorably. We have benefited because now we can (almost) feed 6.6 billion people whereas 100 years ago we were feeding only 1.5 billion people when the atmospheric CO2 level was much less.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

A Conservative In Los Angeles

Conservatives are not allowed in Los Angeles. At least not in what is termed ‘polite society.” I found this out the hard way.

By Nancy Morgan - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

I Smell a Clinton Coup Brewing

After Barockstar’s near fatal empty suit performance at Saddleback Saturday, the Obama spin machine is in damage control overdrive. I wonder if they‘ve had time to realize that they have been triangulated by the Clinton war room and set up to take a fall at the DNC convention?

By JB Williams - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Ever Been Blitzed by a Wolf?

- Satire -
This is not meant to demean Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s top political analyst and part-time kosher food vendor. He is probably a perfectly fine and decent chap, worthy of every wooden nickel he can extort from the corrupt moguls who run CNN and Time Magazine.

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Film Tax Credit Tops $15M Arts Subsidies a Runaway Train

REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation today released details of $15-million handed out through the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit (SFETC) and called on the provincial government to curtail runaway subsidies to the arts industry.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

McCain’s Most Effective VP Selection

There are several candidates who can add momentum and broad appeal to the McCain campaign.  It’s crucial that they be explored in selecting a vice president.  The McCain campaign needs to build national momentum, a key element in any presidential race, and one crucial momentum building moment is that of the vice presidential selection.

By Yomin Postelnik - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Rights for ALL Religions or forced rights for Islam?

It’s about time we rush in and formally protect all the main Religions of the world isn’t it?  In this internationally minded time we need the U.N. behind such a push don’t we?  What better group within the U.N. to make such a resolution to protect ALL Religions than the OIC, The Organization of the Islamic Conference.  They are the largest lobbying body within the U.N. made up of mostly Muslim countries, throughout the Middle East, Asia and South America.  They are calling this resolution “Combating Defamation of Religions.”  Doesn’t that sound fabulous?  Maybe there might be some fair ball on the Religious playing field finally.  Yes?  Yes?

By Dr. Laurie Roth - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Audio Cleaning Lab Brings New Life to Stale Discs

Compact discs were sold to us as the ultimate in audio reproduction, a computer-controlled recording and storage medium that was truer to the original source than the old fashioned vinyl we’d been using to that point.

By Jim Bray - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Lawbreakers are Victims, according to the Associated Press

Perhaps it’s time for an in-depth study of America’s worst news-gathering organization, the Associated Press, also known as AP. AP has perfected the Orwellian use of language whereby a thing can be made into its opposite. Think “war is peace” and “freedom is slavery.”

By Matthew Vadum - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Democrat Party Secrets Revealed

The Democrat Party has made much of the fact that this year they had a woman candidate and a black candidate vying for the party’s nomination to be its candidate for President.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story