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Militants kill two, kidnap 22 Pakistani soldiers
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The Grand Turk
Turkey Will Pay a High Price After Assad
Summary : by throwing its lot completely with Syria's Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey will sustain costs whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stays or goes.

Posted by: tipper || 12/28/2012 03:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top||


Home Front: Politix
P.J. O'Rourke: Dear Mr. President, Zero-Sum Doesn't Add Up
Posted by: tipper || 12/28/2012 04:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top||

#1  Totalitarian regimes are more often than not, deeply rooted in fairness and equality. This one is no exception.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/28/2012 4:30 Comments || Top||

#2  "In this zero-sum universe there is only so much happiness. The idea is that if we wipe the smile off the faces of people with prosperous businesses and successful careers, that will make the rest of us grin.

Mr. President, your entire campaign platform was redistribution. Take from the rich and give to the . . . Well, actually, you didn't mention the poor. What you talked and talked about was the middle class, something most well-off Americans consider themselves to be members of. So your plan is to take from the more rich and the more or less rich and give to the less rich, more or less. It is as if Robin Hood stole treasure from the Sheriff of Nottingham and bestowed it on the Deputy Sheriff."


This sums up the economic IQ of Obama supporters. Add to this the influence of NPR-listening pseudointellectuals in the social sphere and a little union thuggishness for muschles and you have the coalition that is now ruling the U.S.
Posted by: no mo uro || 12/28/2012 5:53 Comments || Top||

#3  On a similar theme of laughing at the morons of the left
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/28/2012 7:13 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 Totalitarian regimes are more often than not, deeply rooted in fairness and equality. This one is no exception.

Throw in social justice, redistribution of income, control of the economy, destruction of education, and confiscation of firearms, and the little statist utopia nightmare is just about complete.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/28/2012 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  One might throw religion into the list also.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/28/2012 9:46 Comments || Top||

#6  We may soon see how much of a "statist nightmare" they've brought us John. The market is off again for the 4th straight day. "The Hammmer" said last evening that this was "all part of the Obama plan". I believe him!
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/28/2012 10:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Assuming it is the job of the president to solve problems.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/28/2012 10:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Besoeker
The Stock "market" is a travesty of a market thanks to Bernanke and QE.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/28/2012 10:37 Comments || Top||

#9  The deeper + worse the Anarchy, Chaos, + even Revolution, etc. the better for OWG NAU + ultimately the OWG.

"Justified" Socialism, Globalism, + inter/multi-State Dependencies, FOR COMMON OR SIMPLE SURVIVAL.

Thus, of course, as per FREEREPUBLIC the Bammer decided to give VPOTUS Biden + Fed workers a PAY RAISE - A SIGN OF ECONOMIC MORASS, TRAVAIL, + QUAGMIRE IFF THERE EVER WAS ONE!

The Fed got theirs - so where's the mighty $$$ rebate for the Mainstream???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/28/2012 22:16 Comments || Top||

#10  E.G. WORLD NEWS > [Japan Times] TIME FOR JAPAN TOLET GO OF THE STATUS QUO, US LEADERSHIP EXPERT COUNSELS.

Dean Williams, Leadership lecturer + Public Policy Director of Harvard University's JFK School of Govt.

ARTIC > WILLIAMS = As "LEADERS", POLITICIANS NEED TO [Re-]LEARN TO DISAPPOINT PEOPLE, INTEAD OF TRYING TO CONSTANTLY PLEASE THEM, i.e. that its impossible to give them everything they want all the time.

As I like to say, "SMART" POLITICS IS NOT NECESSARILY OR ALWAYS "GOOD/PROPER" LEADERSHIP - UNDER THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES, IT CAN BE DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS TO ALL PARTIES.

So now we have the "fiscal cliff" where the only real GOP-DEM Plan is to increase the PorkZilla Spending the got us to the "fiscal cliff" in the first place, where Aunt Nancy - surprise, surprise - says to give the Bammer "UNLIMITED DEBT/SPENDING AUTHORITY".

Good for the OWG NAU + Trans + OWG + "post-US" wannabe Rising China, but not for mainstream Amerika.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/28/2012 22:48 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Should Europe Classify Hezbollah As a Terrorist Group?
Yes. Tea?
Posted by: tipper || 12/28/2012 03:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top||

#1  But then the EU couldn't give them money. Hezbollah would un-friend(sp?) them. They wouldn't be able to go to the Israel hating parties together anymore.

How would their friends be split between them?

This would just be too socially uncomfortable.

It's just best to leave this as is. Really.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 12/28/2012 9:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Only a lawyer could make those words a question.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/28/2012 12:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Or an Arab.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/28/2012 19:15 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2012-12-28
  Militants kill two, kidnap 22 Pakistani soldiers
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Wed 2012-12-26
  6 Killed in Attack on Nigerian Church
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Mon 2012-12-24
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Sun 2012-12-23
  Egypt vice-president resigns on final day of referendum
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Fri 2012-12-21
  U.N. Security Council Approves Mali Intervention Force
Thu 2012-12-20
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Wed 2012-12-19
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  Rebel Offensive In Hama
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