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Asian, Mideast Alliances
Signal Growing U.S. Weakness

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 12/16/2013 6:56:30 PM

Global Power: For nearly seven decades since winning World War II, an America trusted by its allies has enjoyed superpower status. Now new alliances in both Asia and the Middle East confirm our steepening decline. Beyond ICBMs and advanced aircraft carriers, will and power are what make a nation a force to be reckoned with. When Argentina invaded the Falklands in 1982, every one of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher´s civilian advisers told her that "recapture was all but impossible," Charles Moore recounted in his new biography of the Iron Lady. Then Adm. Sir Henry Leach, the First Sea Lord, asked to launch

      


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Asian, Mideast Alliances
Signal Growing U.S. Weakness
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 6:56:30 PM     Post Reply
Global Power: For nearly seven decades since winning World War II, an America trusted by its allies has enjoyed superpower status. Now new alliances in both Asia and the Middle East confirm our steepening decline. Beyond ICBMs and advanced aircraft carriers, will and power are what make a nation a force to be reckoned with. When Argentina invaded the Falklands in 1982, every one of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher´s civilian advisers told her that "recapture was all but impossible," Charles Moore recounted in his new biography of the Iron Lady. Then Adm. Sir Henry Leach, the First Sea Lord, asked to launch

   

 

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Redistribution is Theft, Not Charity
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 5:45:20 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: We´ll start Seattle with Dan. Dan, glad you called. Great to have you in the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Rush, Merry, Merry Christmas. RUSH: Same to you, sir. Thank you. CALLER: The Catholic Church is caught between a dilemma between socialism and conservatism. Socialism is the redistribution -- redistribute -- I can´t say it. RUSH: Redistribution. CALLER: -- of the wealth of those who take, and then they redistribute it to places supposedly in poor nations where those people need it. And as far as the Catholic Church, the conservatism portion of it is, is it´s a rulebook. The Bible is a conservative rulebook,

The Obamacare Stack: It´s Scary, Folks
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 5:33:20 PM     Post Reply
the myth of efficiency. ... Stories range from Maryland’s exchange director going on vacation (as the O-Care exchange website imploded) to dishonesty at the highest levels as Sebelius ducks questions on the ´Lie of the Year.´" But now, KGW.com: "For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts." Health care accounts, people´s private bank accounts, are being debited by the Washington state health exchange.

Sebelius Lashes Out at Issa for
Investigating Obamacare Navigators
National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 4:48:48 PM     Post Reply
Kathleen Sebelius went to bat for Obamacare navigators in an op-ed prior to a hearing led by Darrell Issa investigating the people designated to promote the health-care law as “navigators.” She accused the House Oversight Committee chairman of holding a field hearing in Dallas “designed to stifle, intimidate and impugn the reputation of people who have been working hard to help their fellow Texans get covered.” In the Dallas Morning News, Sebelius urged Republicans on the committee to stop “demonizing, demoralizing or deterring” navigators, praising the navigators for their efforts. She wrote navigators are “not paid to sell insurance,” but to

The Washington Establishment Can´t Stamp
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Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 4:46:54 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: As you know, every year to one degree or another, there are attempts by the left to eliminate Christmas. If they could, they would totally eliminate it. They´re unable to do that, and they will never succeed, by the way, in eliminating Christmas from our minds, from our hearts, from our faith. They will never succeed. All they can do is raise a ruckus about nativity scenes or other public displays, outlawing Christmas carols or not being allowed to say "Merry Christmas" but having to say "happy holidays." They can do all of that they want. They can tinker

Polygamy and the
Marriage Free-fall
National Review Online, by Andrew T. Walker    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 4:45:05 PM     Post Reply
Marriage in America is in a state of free-fall, and it’s the confluence of American attitudes and legal rulings that are responsible for helping push it off the cliff. On Friday night, a George W. Bush judicial appointee, Judge Clark Waddoups, struck down a part of Utah’s law against polygamy in a 91-page ruling. The case drew nationwide attention because the plaintiff, Kody Brown, is the star of TLC’s Sister Wives, a reality show depicting the life of a polygamist family. Waddoups’ ruling is fairly limited, insisting that the state’s ban on “religious cohabitation” is unconstitutional, and therefore should no longer be

   

 

  


 
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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 4:31:39 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi privately has urged the Obama administration to halt deportations for some illegal immigrants, saying that President Obama needs to use more “discretion” to reduce the number of people he’s kicking out of the country. In an interview with Telemundo over the weekend, Mrs. Pelosi said that just being in the country illegally is not enough of a reason to be deported, and she said illegal immigrants must have something more serious on their records. “Our view of the law is that it — if somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for deportation,” she

Inside-the-Beltway Crowd is Missing the Big
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Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 4:21:06 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Daily Caller: "Americans want the government to stop acting like their mother." I want a little brief exception. Mothers are not half as bad as the government. But I nevertheless get the point here. Americans are fed up with the government banning everything. That´s the impetus here of the poll. It´s a Reason magazine Rupe poll. "Americans do not want government to ban trans-fats, e-cigarettes, online poker, violent video games or genetic testing kits." They don´t want them to ban lightbulbs. According to this poll, and I happen to believe it: "Many Americans are becoming frustrated with the government’s growing

Are Boys Irrational?
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/16/2013 4:19:13 PM     Post Reply
City Journal´s Kay Hymowitz has an informative and important new essay out surveying the social-science research into the effects of fatherless household on boys and young men. (Spoiler: They´re baneful.) But Hymowitz, generally an astute observer, opens by framing her argument in terms of an immense fallacy of presumption, the unraveling of which should be helpful in any consideration of what those empirical findings mean. Here are Hymowitz´s opening 2½ paragraphs: When I started following the research on child well-being about two decades ago, the focus was almost always girls´ problems--their low self-esteem, lax ambitions, eating disorders, and, most alarming, high rates

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votes to pass Senate: Durbin
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/15/2013 8:31:01 PM     Post Reply
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The White House is claiming that the Healthcare.gov website is mostly fixed, that the millions of Americans whose health plans were canceled thanks to government rules may be able to keep them for another year, and that in any event these people will get better plans through ObamaCare exchanges. Whatever the truth of these assertions, those who expect better days ahead for the Affordable Care Act are in for a rude awakening. The shocks—economic and political—will get much worse next year and beyond. Here´s why: The "sticker shock" that many buyers of new, ACA-compliant health plans have experienced—with premiums 30% higher,

   

 

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Torrential rain and the wannabe sign language interpreter notwithstanding, the international audience seemed to be in agreement after the memorial service to Nelson Mandela: Madiba aside, the day had belonged to Barack Obama. As the first black president of the United States, Mr Obama self-consciously traced his own political origins to the moment, 30 years earlier, when the Mandela story had "stirred something" inside him. "It woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself, and it set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today," was how he put it. The thrilling narrative arc of that sentence still



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