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Embarrassing Economists

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Oct 23, 2014 11:35 PM
Must have been the same people on the committee that awarded Krugman the Nobel Prize as the Nobel for Obama.
Good for you, Michelle! I hope your film will educate a lot of uninformed Coloradoans and even perhaps open some liberals' eyes. Liberalism is a disease of shallow, unthinking minds, built on an edifice of false principles that cannot long endure. It will fall, not like a house of cards, but like a house of bricks built on a shaky foundation. Unfortunately, when it falls, a lot of people will get hurt or die from such diseased thinking.
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Irresponsible 'Education'

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Oct 14, 2014 7:06 PM
Don't forget the Greeks. In The History of the Peloponnesian Wars (431-404 BC) by Thucydides, both Athens and Sparta, when defeating a city state, would normally kill all the males of military age and enslave the women and children. Must have been a hell of a time to live then.
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Why I Oppose Liberalism

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Oct 11, 2014 1:03 PM
Wow! Great article! Exceptional explanation of the lies and pitfalls of liberalism. The question is, after getting a piece of the freebie pie, can people step back and say, "I want to work for my pie."
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Ten at Fifty

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Oct 07, 2014 11:49 AM
Great article, but under Henry Thornton, it should be "high school principal."
As soon as Obama was elected in 2008, I wrote a letter to the editor characterizing him as Chamberlain-like. Years later, I argued with a liberal acquaintance that Obama's policies will kill many Americans and we will find ourselves in a wider-ranging, bigger war in the future. The liberal said, "I don't believe a word you're saying." I said, "That doesn't mean it will not come to pass." I guess the Millennials and their offspring will be doing the fighting. And, oh yes, let's bring back the draft.
I'll say it here. First, before the shooting, Giffords was for guns, then afterwards she is against them. I recall reading that she also had a concealed carry permit. I heard she had even received death threats. But, she chose not to arm herself and carry the day she was shot. Moreover, no one on her campaign staff carried. So, who's partially at blame here? If she had carried, she could have at least parried the attack or even stopped it cold, saving herself tons of suffering and perhaps saving lives. "An unarmed man (or woman) can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper. Or put in another way by Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, after the Sandy Hook massacre, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy (or gal) with a gun." Parentheses mine. We make choices in life. Sometimes those choices have a devastating effect. If the omens (e.g., threats from somebody) portend disaster, then prepare for disaster. Compare Giffords’ nonaction with Mark Vaughan’s, COO of a food distribution plant in Oklahoma, action of shooting the Islamic beheader today. Vaughan prepared for disaster. And while he couldn't save one woman, he surely prevented many more deaths.
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3 Mistakes Hannah Graham Made

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 1:17 PM
As someone who has trained in the martial arts many years (but never became an expert), don't let martial arts training bloat your sense of invincibility. Martial arts help, yes, but many do not train you in the nitty gritty of self defense, such as eye strikes, groin strikes, throat strikes, and knee capping a weight bearing leg. As a martial artist, you still have to watch out for the fast, heavier, coordinated athletic criminal. Yes, martial arts helps, but many only study for a year or less. If you are an expert in martial arts, then that is a different story. Still, weapons help both the criminal and the victim. Preferably, we want the victim to be armed and the criminal not. If you have a weapon, such as a knife, you have to know how to use it. Many years ago, I read of a young woman who was armed with a knife. Her attacker took it away from her and killed her. If she had been skilled in its use, she would have survived. If the attacker reaches out an arm, cut his arm. If he gets in close, go for the body or throat. A good martial artist uses quick, short movements and does not overextend. Moreover, he or she remains balanced. These movements are learned after many years of practice.
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Who Wants War?

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 12:52 AM
"Only the dead have seen the end of war." Widely attributed to Plato. Dr. Sowell is right. We either pay a small price now or we pay a much greater price later. "History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes." Some say this last quote was from Mark Twain, others disagree. Nevertheless, it sure aligns nicely with Sowell's article.
Wow, good for you, Sage. Well done!
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