"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Saturday, January 30, 2010

UN Climate Change Panel Based Claims on Student Thesis and Magazine Article
The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming...
Related: Climate Chief was Told of False Glacier Claims Before Copenhagen
Double Standard: Climate Guru Uses Car and Driver to Travel One Mile to Office

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Is America Still Making Men?
by Dennis Prager
...There are any number of reasons American women suffer from depression more than ever before and more than men. It is difficult to believe that one of those reasons is not the very emasculation of men that the movement working in their name helped to bring about. And so, a vicious cycle has commenced -- men stop being men; women become man-like; men retreat even further from their manly role; and women get sadder.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency
by Chip Reid
..."The negotiations are obviously being done in secret and the American people really just want to know what they are trying to hide," said Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga...
Video: Eight Clips of Obama Promising Televised Healthcare Negotiations

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Christmas Day Airliner Attack and the Intelligence Process
by George Friedman
...A process that says that in a war against radical Islamists, an elderly visitor from Iceland is as big of a potential threat as a twentysomething from Yemen might satisfy some ideological imperative, but it violates the principle of common sense and blocks the authority and the motivation to act decisively...
Related: DHS Plans to Catch Only One in Four Travelers Committing ‘Major’ Criminal Violations     Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Dimming of a Beacon
by Mark Whitehouse
The 2000s could be termed a lost decade for the U.S. economy. The average American's annual income stood at $39,446 as of October 2009, up only 5.3% in inflation-adjusted terms from the end of the 1990s.That's the slowest growth registered in at least six decades. The average person's net worth fell 13% through September 2009 as stock and home prices plunged. The S&P 500 delivered an inflation-adjusted total return of negative 30% through November 2009...
Counterpoint: Capitalism Fingered as Fiend of the Past Decade
Flying High
by Christopher Hitchens
...Why do we fail to detect or defeat the guilty, and why do we do so well at collective punishment of the innocent? The answer to the first question is: Because we can't—or won't. The answer to the second question is: Because we can. The fault here is not just with our endlessly incompetent security services, who give the benefit of the doubt to people who should have been arrested long ago or at least had their visas and travel rights revoked. It is also with a public opinion that sheepishly bleats to be made to "feel safe"...
More: Does Napolitano Think Americans are Morons?     Coulter: Could There Possibly be Warning Signs?

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year