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Modi Versus Obama:
Governing Versus Golf

Breitbart Big Peace, by Frances Martel

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 6/20/2014 8:52:38 PM

The government of India is considered among the worst bureaucracies of Asia, notorious for government inaction and general sloth. New Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking aim at changing the government´s culture by keeping bureaucrats off the golf course and in the office. In a report by Bloomberg News, a caddy at The Delhi Golf Club reports that he has not seen many of the regulars at the club lately, and that their decreased attendance coincided with Modi´s arrival as head of state. "He expects them to be at work, not at the club," said the caddy, Sanjay. Modi is

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The first of many contrasts favoring Narendra Modi over the bozo in our WH.

      


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Modi Versus Obama:
Governing Versus Golf
Breitbart Big Peace, by Frances Martel    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/20/2014 8:52:38 PM     Post Reply
The government of India is considered among the worst bureaucracies of Asia, notorious for government inaction and general sloth. New Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking aim at changing the government´s culture by keeping bureaucrats off the golf course and in the office. In a report by Bloomberg News, a caddy at The Delhi Golf Club reports that he has not seen many of the regulars at the club lately, and that their decreased attendance coincided with Modi´s arrival as head of state. "He expects them to be at work, not at the club," said the caddy, Sanjay. Modi is

   

 

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Canada OKs oil pipeline
to the Pacific Coast
Associated Press, by Rob Gillies    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/17/2014 7:13:28 PM     Post Reply
Canada´s government on Tuesday approved a controversial proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow oil to be shipped to Asia, which would be a major step in the country´s efforts to diversify its oil exports. Enbridge´sNorthern Gateway, along with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, project is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production. (snip) The approval was expected but whether the Northern Gateway pipeline ever gets built remains in question as there is fierce aboriginal and environmental opposition in British Columbia and court challenges are expected.

New Zealand may kick start
race to mine the ocean floor
Reuters, by Sonali Paul and Gyles Beckford    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/16/2014 10:45:32 AM     Post Reply
New Zealand decides this week whether to approve an underwater iron-ore operation that would likely become the world´s first commercial metals mine at the bottom of the sea. A green light to allow New Zealand´s Trans Tasman Resources Ltd to start iron-ore dredging off the country´s west coast will encourage others looking to mine copper, cobalt, manganese and other metals deeper on the ocean floor but worried about regulatory hurdles. Along the Pacific Rim of Fire, as deep as 6,000 metres underwater, volcano crusts, "black smoker" chimneys and vast beds of manganese nodules hold promise for economic powers like China

Camp of the Saints, 2014 Style?
National Review, by Mackubin Thomas Owens    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/14/2014 8:52:24 PM     Post Reply
I have not been much involved with the debate over immigration, mainly because there are so many others who know so much more about the topic than I. But the most recent affair involving the massive influx of unaccompanied children into the United States put me in mind of a novel I read long ago, one that seems to have been forgotten but needs to be reread: The Camp of the Saints, by the French writer Jean Raspail. William F. Buckley Jr. praised the book in 2004, but as far as I know, the only person to reference this book

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Kimberley Strassel
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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/14/2014 11:26:19 AM     Post Reply
Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel, whose work I generally like, has written a column in which she attacks a publication to which I contributed, Room to Grow. Most of her focus is on tax policy. She is a fierce critic of child tax credits, which Rob Stein, who authored the chapter on taxes, endorses. (snip) I thought it might be useful is to analyze two claims made by Strassel, one of which is that “The authors are clear that politics, not principle, needs to drive conservative policy.” Really, now?

The Crony Capital
Weekly Standard, by Jim Demint and Mike Needham    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/14/2014 10:34:03 AM     Post Reply
David Brat’s upset victory over House majority leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, is an opportunity for conservatives to reflect. Why have our political leaders struggled so much to capture the enthusiasm of the conservative grassroots? Why did Republicans fail to win power in the last national election, despite wide distaste for the president’s signature legislation? Is the Tea Party’s agenda the solution to that failure or the problem? To many observers, the answers are both obvious and discouraging: The messages most appealing to the conservative base do not resonate with the general public,

   

 

  


 
Could Obama Issue a Blanket Pardon
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RushLimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/13/2014 11:39:15 AM     Post Reply
RUSH: Yesterday, you might remember me mentioning that sometime before the program started, the Official Program Observer, Mr. Bo Snerdley, strode into the studio smiling ear to ear saying, "Well, I guess that´s the end of immigration reform." I said, "Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. If you think the Eric Cantor defeat is the end of immigration reform in the Republican Party, you are misreading the situation." (snip) Oh! Let me run an idea by you. I was reading the Power Line guy, Steven Hayward. He has put forth what he thinks is a very real possibility.

Vietnam, Again, and Again
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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/12/2014 9:28:14 PM     Post Reply
Like everyone else, I’ve been reading a lot about Iraq and Afghanistan. I have also been thinking about Vietnam. In a piece today, Victor Davis Hanson notes that we are not “ending a war” in Afghanistan, as President Obama and others say. The only thing that is ending is U.S. participation in it. Most likely, after our departure in 2016, the enemy, in similar fashion to the North Vietnamese in 1975, will storm Kabul, declare victory, and vitiate the long American sacrifice intended to offer the Afghans some alternative to the Taliban.

Brat´s win boosts Main Street:
Opposing view
USA Today, by Michael A. Needham    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/12/2014 12:24:09 PM     Post Reply
Dave Brat´s stunning victory on Tuesday caused widespread panic among those who make their living on Wall Street and the special-interest lobbyists on K Street, but it created an opportunity for the Republican Party to embrace a policy agenda that works for Main Street. A conservative policy agenda is not built on obstruction, but it does rely on disrupting a Washington ruling class that tends to work for itself and its well-connected friends instead of hardworking Americans. As the status quo continues to dissolve, conservatives will be further emboldened to lead the charge for positive reform and bold ideas that

No One Was Disciplined
After The White House Leaked
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Business Insider, by Hunter Walker    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/12/2014 11:52:26 AM     Post Reply
The White House is adopting enhanced security procedures during foreign trips after the name of a CIA official was accidentally leaked to the press during President Barack Obama´s visit to Afghanistan late last month. However, no one was disciplined or fired as a result of the leak. Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced the results of an investigation into the incident conducted by White House Counsel Neil Eggleston ahead of a fundraiser attended by the president in Massachusetts Wednesday evening. Earnest said Eggleston briefed White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the results of the investigation Tuesday.

Cruz: Israel Strike Against Iran
‘Could Happen In A Matter Of Months’
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/10/2014 7:17:23 PM     Post Reply
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a small gathering of pro-Israel American leaders Tuesday that an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities “could happen in a matter of months.” “In my view, [Iranian Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei believes there is no credible deterrence from the United States, there’s not realistic risk of significant consequence for moving forward with their nuclear development,” the Republican told the Spring National Leadership Meeting of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) at the Willard Hotel. “That means, that if they keep going forward, I think if it comes down to it, I have real

   

 

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Fracking´s drought motto:
No water? No problem
CNBC News, by Mark Koba    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/10/2014 3:25:22 PM     Post Reply
Critics of fracking, may have hoped drought-ridden states might be inclined to shut down the oil and gas abstraction method that uses lots of water. But just last month, in the midst of the worst drought in California´s history, the state Senate killed a bill that would have put a moratorium on the state´s use of hydraulic fracturing. The battle over water and the need to drill for energy is likely to get worse, said Christiana Peppard, a professor of science, theology and water ethics at Fordham University. "In arid states, there is a mounting tension between agricultural interests and



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