Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Worth Reading: “McChrystal’s Last War” plus 29 more

Worth Reading: “McChrystal’s Last War” plus 29 more

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McChrystal’s Last War

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Many years ago I became friends with the mayor of a city whose population was about 200,000 – big enough to present the city's leader with the gamut of civic challenges. At the time I was a professor in the college of business administration of a major university. It was my custom to invite guests from the "real world" beyond the cloister of academia, the world from which I came and to which I would return, to speak to my classe…

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Russian Spies Captured in US Dragnet

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 07:46 AM PDT

by Jim Kouri Federal agents mounted a multi-state dragnet to smash an alleged Russian spy ring accused of infiltrating US policymaking and reporting back to Moscow. Ten suspected spies were arrested including several in the New York metropolitan area. A Federal Bureau of Investigation counterespionage task force reportedly monitored the Russian spy cell for more than 10 years and officials stated that an 11th suspect remains a fugitive on Tuesday, one day after the FBI and Department of...

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Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:45 AM PDT

By Lloyd Marcus June 29, 2010 NewsWithViews.com (Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American, Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer, Author, Artist & Tea Party Patriot)     …

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A Shrine to Sharia

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:56 AM PDT

Frank Gaffney The supremacist program authoritative Islam calls Shariah is big on symbols. Arguably, none is more effective than its practice of building mosques on its conquests' most sacred sites. In Jerusalem, triumphant Muslims built the Al-Aqsa mosque on top of the Jews' revered Temple Mount. They transformed what had been for a thousand years the largest cathedral in Christendom, Constantinople's magnificent St. Sophia basilica, into a sprawling mosque complex. And the Moorish...

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Deporting the Wrong Man

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:55 AM PDT

Cal Thomas What should be done with a man who infiltrated the terrorist group Hamas, spied for Israeli intelligence and broke up terror attacks, saving countless Israeli, as well as Palestinian, lives? Most people would say he should be honored. Not the U.S. government, it's trying to deport him. Mosab Hassan Yousef was more than a spy. He is the son of a founding leader of Hamas, which made him among the highest prizes for Israeli intelligence. Yousef and his Shin Bet (Israel Security...

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Obama's Great Fraud

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:54 AM PDT

Lurita Doan President Obama has a sneaky technique: co-opt Bush Administration accomplishments and repackaged them as Obama Administration successes. So far, the technique has worked pretty well. Obama refuses to accept any responsibility for bad news, overwhelms Americans with overlapping dramas, finger-pointing and blame-gaming all designed to divert attention from Obama Administration failures. Americans need to ask themselves: at what point in time will they ask Obama to generate his...

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Obama Owes Bush an Apology

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:52 AM PDT

Mona Charen Had it not been for opposing war, President Obama might never have catapulted to the White House. It was taken for granted in the run-up to the presidential campaign of 2008 that candidate Obama had principled objections to the war in Iraq. He was the left's champion against Sen. Hillary Clinton, who had, along with 29 of the then 50 Democratic senators, voted in favor of the Iraq War resolution. That vote was to dog her throughout the Democratic primaries. Though Obama was...

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Five Ways the Obama Administration Has Made the Gulf Oil Crisis Worse

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:51 AM PDT

John Hawkins The oil spill in the Gulf AKA Obamatrina has been a disaster for everyone involved. Millions of ordinary people who did nothing wrong are taking a huge economic hit, it's a genuine environmental disaster, BP may end up going bankrupt over the whole disaster, and Obama's incompetence has been so galling that even Democratic apparatchik's like James Carville and Chris Matthews are criticizing him publicly The political beating Obama has taken over the spill has b… ...

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Gun Control Laws

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:49 AM PDT

Thomas Sowell Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the Second Amendment to the Constitution means that individual Americans have a right to bear arms, what can we expect? Those who have no confidence in ordinary Americans may expect a bloodbath, as the benighted masses start shooting each other, now that they can no longer be denied guns by their betters. People who think we shouldn't be allowed to make our own medical decisions, or decisions about which...

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What About YOUR “Undue Advantage,” Mr. President?

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 01:14 AM PDT

By John W. Lillpop In remarks at the G20 summit last week, President Obama made headlines when he warned that no nation should have an "undue advantage," if the world is to enjoy economic recovery. The president was referring to currencies and China specifically, but his remarks expose an anti-American mind set which holds that that the people of…

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The 17th Amendment Was a Very Bad Idea

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 07:51 PM PDT

By Doug Patton "When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."— Thomas Jeff…

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Time to sue government officials?

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 05:23 PM PDT

By Gary DeMar "Seniors at a New Haven, Conn., high school will not be graduating 'in the year of our Lord' this year – or any future years, according to the superintendent of schools." Fox News reported this story. It's similar to one that was reported a few months ago when a Muslim student at Trinity University in San Antonio petitioned to have the words removed from diplomas. To the university's credit, officials at the school decided to keep "in the year of our Lord."… ...

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Obama's growing racist government

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Barbara Simpson For a president and an administration with the media in its pocket, it's amazing they haven't convinced the American public that it's OK to protect lawbreakers by racial profiling. I know, I know – if you believe the left's rant, only conservatives are racist bigots. But the truth is, the liberals lead on that one, and they're proud of it. When they demand special rights for a certain class of "brown" people, they're racially profiling and are bigots. They should be...

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Wake up! Terrorists are running America

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 05:15 PM PDT

Craig R Smith Terrorists come in all shapes and sizes nowadays and all races and religions. Some are tall, some are short, fat and thin. The one common thread, however, is their ability to employ fear to achieve their warped and perverted goals. Fear is a terrorist's stock-in-trade. Let's face facts: Blowing one's self up is a rather messy proposition, and in doing so you may meet your objective but never get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. That is, unless you are an Isl… ...

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Your children belong to the state

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 05:13 PM PDT

Roger Hedgecock Public schools are, more brazenly than ever, taking control of your kids. Here's an example of this from last week's headlines. On June 10, the school committee for Provincetown, Mass., unanimously approved a policy making condoms available free to any student in any grade asking for one. The school nurse will "counsel" the student, including on "abstinence." The policy applies to all schools in the district, including Veterans' Elementary School where some parents...

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Philadelphia to bar immigration agents from arrest data

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 05:05 PM PDT

By Michael Matza Philadelphia is expected to end the arrangement that permits federal immigration agents to scrutinize the city's computerized list of arrests, including country of origin and other data, Everett Gillison, the deputy mayor for public safety, said Sunday. Immigrant advocates say the year-old agreement between the city and the Immigration…

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US state budget crises threaten social fabric

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 05:03 PM PDT

By Matthew Garrahan The small southern California city of Maywood has hit on a unique solution to its budget crisis. Crushed by the recession and falling tax revenues, the city is disbanding its police force and firing all public sector employees. Maywood has opted for an extreme solution, by contracting out all public services, including the most basic, to save cash. But it is not alone. …

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Is It A Victory?

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 04:54 PM PDT

Al day long I've heard comments about the "victory" of the courageous man who took on the corrupt Chicago establishment to protect his right to keep and bear arms. Victory? Sorry, I disagree and here is why: Unless I have lived all these years on another planet, it seems to me that all people who are sworn to office swear to protect and defend the Constitution of The United States of America. I have never heard anyone swearing to protect and defend only parts of the Constitut… ...

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White House View: Never Let a Crisis Go Without a Tax

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 04:11 PM PDT

Steve Everley "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." So said Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's Chief of Staff, shortly after the election in November 2008. Four months later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed Emanuel when she said in Brussels that we should "never waste a good crisis". Translation: a crisis is…

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ODD Humanitarianism

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 04:09 PM PDT

Mike Adams I have a former student who has found the perfect job. She's working with troubled youths in a faith-based program that allows her to finally put her psychology degree to use – a full eight years after she graduated from college. She likes the job, but she called my office recently to vent about a boy who suffers from Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). I have a B.A. and an M.S. in psychology. But I must confess that I needed some explanation of ODD because it wasn't yet a...

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Being Strangled By Government

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 04:08 PM PDT

Star Parker A cab ride in Washington, DC on a weekday afternoon in June gives you a feeling of the national mood. It's oppressively hot and humid and the traffic is horrible. By the time you reach your destination, you feel strangled and oppressed and just want relief. Amidst the current lethargic economic recovery, with unemployment still just under 10%, the one growth stock remains government. Washington, DC is a boom town today as the answer our current administration proposes for...

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Americans Relate to Founders, Not Progressives

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 04:08 PM PDT

Michael Barone Democrats are reportedly planning to raise $125 million for a campaign to sell Obamacare to the voting public. Apparently, the idea is that what 50-plus presidential speeches and statements and months of congressional debate could not do can be done by $125 million spent on everything from TV ads to community organizers. Maybe. But there seems to be a more fundamental problem here. The Obama Democrats didn't set out to produce an unpopular stimulus package, an unpopular...

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The Ecocult

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 04:04 PM PDT

Gary Bray "Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect jusctice and the LOVE of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone. Luke 11:42 Once again America has been damaged by the cult of liberalism. We have foolishly allowed them to become the deciders of what and who is able to develop our abundant resources. After 100 yrs o…

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Posted: 28 Jun 2010 03:54 PM PDT

Gordon Bishop On The Issues Barack Hussein Obama is constantly telling Americans that the U.S. is coming out of a recession -- or Depression. Not so, says former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who hosts his own television program every night on the Fox Channel. In a letter to me from the "Desk of Mike Huckabee, the conservative governor warns his readers about the smooth-talking salesmen who traveled by caravan from town to town selling "miracle cure-all tonics." Snake oil, the...

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CIA Director Panetta Contracts Blackwater Security Firm

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 03:53 PM PDT

by Jim Kouri During an interview on ABC television's Sunday news show "This Week," Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta explained a $100-million contract with the controversial firm formerly named Blackwater Worldwide to provide security services in Afghanistan. When the contract was first announced, several lawmakers voiced outrage by the Obama government's dealings with Xe Services, the new corporate name for Blackwater. Opponents of the deal claim the "recycled special...

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You'll Never Guess Who The Guest Star Is In This Comedy

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

You'll Never Guess Who The Guest Star Is In This Comedy by Rev. Austin Miles Mack & Myer For Hire was a comedy series that aired on ABC TV in the 1960's. Like the old 10 minute two-reel comedies the show starred Joey Faye and Mickey Deems, who played two bungling New Yorkers who opened their own "Odd Jobs Business" and would go wherever they were called to fill in for missing workers. The jobs were varied but the results always the same….disastrous! In this episode, they are hired by...

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Discovering America’s Christian Heritage Part 2 Discovering Our Christian Heritage

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 02:59 PM PDT

Discovering America's Christian Heritage Part 2 Discovering Our Christian Heritage …

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We need to let all in congress and senate we will not vote for -Kagan-

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 10:28 AM PDT

Tell them the only reason they need to vote against her is that we the people don't want her on the bench! We need to let all in congress and senate we will not vote to re-elect anyone who votes to put Kagan on the Supreme court. She is a far left leftist and will be used to circumvent the will of the people, the congress and senate. Enough is enough! Also soon the only judges on the bench will be from liberal New york and we need to demand…

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Maybe, Just Maybe the Climate Hoax Days are Numbered. . .

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 08:20 AM PDT

As California Goes So Goes The Nation lets hope that is true and "Maybe, Just Maybe" we have finally found the "Guts" to fight back and eliminate the Climate Hoax Madness imposed by the Progressives and Led by ex "v"ice Gore. If we in California can stop the disaster signed by that "Rat Fink Progressive RINO" Schwarzenegger the rest America will fight back as well. That Battle must include ending the Stupid Use of Very Expensive Wind and Sun until those sources are as cheap as Oil,...

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What Makes A Nation Christian?

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 10:30 PM PDT

I am deeply concerned that the man holding the office of President of The United States of America has publicly declared to the world; "We (America) do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation, we consider ourselves a nation of citizens." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIVd7YT0oWA Obama speech in Ankara Turkey He has held these views for some time, as indicated by the same perspective as a sen…

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