Interesting Bits

06/26/2016 6:57

Muslim Influence Is Corrupting Western Universities

We cannot continue to live like this. We cannot let hardline Muslims and Muslim states elbow aside their reform-minded brethren and trample on our most essential freedoms. Without the example and standards set up by Western nations, the Muslim world itself will fall into even greater decline, and that will lead to greater violence everywhere. If we owe it to ourselves to resist this onslaught on our values, we also owe it to the Muslim world to protect it from its own resistance to and fear of change.

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06/26/2016 12:47

A Very Bad Sign for the Economy

American entrepreneurship is actually on the decline, and has been for decades. As the economists Ian Hathaway and Robert Litan documented in a 2014 Brookings Institution paper, the percentage of U.S. firms that were less than a year old fell by almost half between 1978 and 2011, declining precipitously during the recession of 2007-’09 with only a slow recovery after. According to the Commerce Department, the number of new businesses started by Americans has fallen sharply since 2000, and so too has the percentage of American workers working for companies that are less than a year old. 

(I have a hunch entrepreneurship did well in the eighties as the economy boom,  it's certainly easy to believe the number of new businesses fell sharply since 2000)

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06/25/2016 9:13

There's Some Good News in the World

For the first time since 1998, OPEC ran a collective budget deficit last year. The cartel’s members have struggled mightily in coping with a bearish crude market which has seen prices fall from more than $110 per barrel two years ago down below $28 in January, before recovering 

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06/25/2016 7:36

Well,You Hate to See This...

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06/24/2016 1:08

Lefties Always Sound the Same

If you don't believe that check out this Cal Thomas' column from November, 1994, when th3 GOP won control of the Senate and the House.

And while I usually enjoy Christopher Dickey's reporting and writing, he was as bad as the rest today, chanting about xenophobia and racism.

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06/24/2016 7:37

The Govt. of Stupid

 

U.S. Won't Block Internet in ISIS Stronghold Raqqa; Says Citizens Have Right to Internet   (Our bloated National Security Stuff is dangerous, not to ISIS, but to American citizens.)

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06/23/2016 5:41

Left Has Chosen Islam Over Gays

NYT uses the words of young Muslims to tell us that Ramadan is not a time for killing, but the NYT does little to refute the obvious loathing of gays embedded in the Koran, a hatred reiterated by Omar Mateen’s father. This hatred is preached in mosques across the globe and is the reason that simply being gay is punishable by death in a number of Muslim countries. If Ramadan is a time for peace, how does one explain that the prophet of Islam fought battles during Ramadan?

In the choice between defending the lives of gays and the sensibilities of Muslims, we have stood with the Muslims. First, we see young people slaughtered in Paris, then Jews in Tel Aviv, and now gays in Orlando. We might feel remote from these people and these places, but radical Islam is borderless. Radical Islamic terrorism is a global enterprise—and a growth industry.

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06/23/2016 1:22

Malignant Narcissism

The reason for t his bill is not because California legislators want to protect gays, it's simply that the legislators hate Christians and Christianity.

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06/23/2016 10:57

That Was to Be Expected Though

When news broke a young man tried to assassinate Trump, liberals had a truly repulsive reaction.  (As Glenn Reynolds notes, malignant narcissism is an ugly thing. In the South, there is an old saying "If a man keeps telling you how honest he is, he will rob you blind.  When people tell you how compassionate and sensitive they are, they are really crude, vulgar and cruel.)

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06/23/2016 7:38

Dems threaten to oppose GOP funding deal on Zika

So Dems are in favor of disease and deformed babies?

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George L. Duncan
George L. Duncan