TIME TO PACK IT IN, IN PAKISTAN ...
THE LIBYAN LIES; WHY DID OBAMA PERSIST? ...
SERIOUS NEWS ABOUT YOUR MONEY. READ CAREFULLY
A high-ranking government minister in Pakistan has offered a $100,000 reward for the killing of the man who produced the video that has Muslims throwing a murderous hissy-fit, even though a tiny few have ever seen it. This is an open murder-for-hire offer to kill a man in the United States over a piece of video, the only relevance of which is as a vehicle for Islamic fanatics to arouse an ignorant mob.
Be aware that Pakistan is a wretched country we have given, and are still giving, billions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer money, even as its government declares a holiday (called, incredibly, "Day of Love") for the purpose of rioting and burning U.S. flags -- and killing more than twenty people -- their OWN people, while burning their own cars, etc. The place is and always has been a madhouse run by crazies. Yet we continue to pour money into it; money we have to borrow from China.
We live in a country run by lunatics.
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Reduced to basics, here's why Obama and his spokesparrots kept lying and denying that the murders of our Libyan ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, was a terrorist attack for days after everyone on the planet (who cared) knew it was precisely that:
He lied because Muslim terrorism exposes his entire foreign policy as a fraud and a delusion. After all, putting him in the White House was supposed to end Muslim hostility toward America.
Now they're burning him in effigy all over the Islamic world. He's a fool and a failure, and only the willfully blind and hopelessly stupid refuse to see it.
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The erudite Thomas Sowell has a message for Romney ...
"One of the biggest of the election year lies is that Republicans want to sacrifice the poor in order to have "tax cuts for the rich." That would be grossly immoral — if it were true.
"But so long as Republicans don't seem to feel any urgency about refuting the Democrats' claim that they just want to help the rich at the expense of the poor, they are courting defeat on election day. Why lose to a lie because you didn't bother to explain the truth?
"Some of the time that was spent at the Republican convention trying to 'humanize' Mitt Romney could have been better spent debunking the Democrats' talking points. After all, we are not going to be voting for a Buddy-in-Chief in the White House, but for someone with some clear ideas about what this country needs — and who is willing to share those ideas with us in plain English."
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Not all the heads of the twelve regional Federal Reserve banks agree with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's policy of putting more (inflated) currency into circulation. RealClearPolitics carries these recent quotes ...
"It will come as no surprise to those who know me that I did not argue in favor of additional monetary accommodation during our meetings last week. I have repeatedly made it clear, in internal deliberations and in public speeches, that I believe that with each program we undertake to venture further in that direction, we are sailing deeper into uncharted waters.
... and, directed to Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrat from New York ...
"... you and your colleagues, Democrat and Republican alike, have encumbered our nation with debt, sold our children down the river and sorely failed our nation. Sober up. Get your act together. Illegitimum non carborundum; get on with it. Sacrifice your political ambition for the good of our country—for the good of our children and grandchildren. For unless you do so, all the monetary policy accommodation the Federal Reserve can muster will be for naught.”
Will Bernanke's cheap money policy fix the sick economy? A Duke University survey of almost 900 CEO's found that an overwhelming majority said ... no.
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From CNS News, what the White House Marxist has done to our economy ...
The United States has slipped to 18th in the world when it comes to economic freedom, according to an annual ranking of nations issued by the Fraser Institute.
The U.S. has moved down 10 places over the last decade, the top Canadian think-tank said in its annual report on economic freedom around the globe.
From 1980 to 2000, the U.S. was generally rated the third freest economy in the world, ranking behind only Hong Kong and Singapore.
The rankings are based on size of government, legal system and property rights, sound money, freedom to trade internationally and regulation. This year’s index shows that Hong Kong retains the highest rating for economic freedom, 8.90 out of 10. The other top 10 nations are: Singapore (8.69); New Zealand (8.36); Switzerland (8.24); Australia (7.97); Canada (7.97); Bahrain (7.94); Mauritius (7.90); Finland (7.88) and Chile (7.84).
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"The difference between Obama and Romney or between Obama and any normal American is that he lies so shamelessly. For instance, at a recent campaign stop, he started a sentence by saying, 'When I travel around the country and meet with Republicans…'
"I want to know exactly where these meetings took place. The only time you see him meeting with anyone is when he’s bloviating to a crowd of worshipers." -- Burt Prelutsky
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A life in radio ... and travel (cont.) ...
Some days ago, in a piece about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the fact that its keepers are representatives of several different religions, I mentioned a remarkable event to which I was witness there.
My longtime travel business co-owner and I were there escorting a large tour group. He was Greek-American, an interesting man with a background in the clergy, international intelligence, catering, owner of a talent agency, banking and finally the travel industry.
We entered the church, which is awe-inspiring, whatever your religion or even if you profess none. There is a large star on the stone floor where the cross of Jesus' crucifixion is believed to have stood. That particular part of the church is administered by the Greek Orthodox Church, whose clerics were present in abundance.
It is important to note that my colleague bore no great resemblance to his late father, James (Americanized name) Tsalikis, who had immigrated to America with nothing and built a sizable poultry empire before giving most of his considerable wealth to his children and returning to Athens to live out his days.
Picture it: We have entered the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the burial place of Christ. It is jammed with visitors. From across the room, looking over the heads of hundreds of people, one elderly priest points directly at my colleague and thunders, "You are the son of James Tsalikis!"
True. Stamatis Tsalikis, my colleague, was in fact the son. He and this priest had never before seen or even heard of each other, to the best of their knowledge.
Thus, there was no explanation for that flash of recognition in a crowd of hundreds. Nevertheless, another priest quickly came to us and escorted us down to the actual tomb of Jesus Christ, a tiny enclosure with room for only two visitors at a time.
If you are ever fortunate enough to enter that actual small sepulchre, be aware that the entryway is very low. When you turn to leave, duck your head first. I didn't ... bumped my head ... and may have made an unseemly but reflexive remark. Perhaps. Who would know, other than my late colleague? And ...?
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If the NFL is really concerned about the fill-in game officials letting things get out of hand (like the brawls between players) there's a simple solution. Order the refs to throw out players (and coaches) who start or encourage this behavior. And promise -- in writing -- that the expulsion will be backed-up by the league with fines and suspensions (suspension means no game-checks; NFL players are paid per-game). Then watch the nonsense stop.
Also ... Argus Hamilton suggests players must be penalized more than five yards if they make fun of the Prophet Mohammed.
Argus also observes that, thanks to Britain's Princess Kate, Obama and Romney aren't the only two boobs in the news every day.
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Dakoda Garren of Vancouver is both a criminal and stupid. Really, really stupid. Hired by a woman to do some work at her house, he stole her coin collection and spent it all on a pizza and a movie.
They were rare coins ... worth $100,000.
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Conan O'Brien --
"New Jersey is banning smiling in driver's license photos. So now instead of telling drivers to say 'cheese, the DMV photographer will just say, 'You live in New Jersey.'"
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