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Envy Of The Whole Earth

UBAI. THE NEW GLAM. Well, I wonder how long THIS will last? A dollar an hour. Tiger Woods. The ultimate horse race. What on God's green rock is wrong with this picture? Building on foundations of sand might be the first clue. Israeli liberal Tzipi Livni has lost her freaking marbles. Meanwhile, what do you call those million or so Palestinian Arabs still clamoring for a homeland? How about they fess up that they are dunked-in-the-Koran Jordanians, people. Seriously, these tonsils of fire liberals of every stripe need to snatch a hint from the nostrils of history. This ain't Hamas...

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Stock Crisis Helps Consumers In Short Term

HE SUDDEN COLLAPSE OF COMMODITIES that drove oil prices back below $70 a barrel Thursday is reverberating through the world economy from Alberta to Texas to Timbuktu. While falling commodities prices are helping struggling American consumers and businesses with dramatically lower energy costs, they are devastating rising stars such as Brazil, Russia, Dubai and Australia. Even China, the engine behind the commodity boom, is faltering, though it remains one of the only emerging-market juggernauts that still has growing surpluses of cash to keep plowing into U.S. financial markets. Indexes of major commodities from copper and wheat to coal and corn...


Those Middle America Radicals

RABBING AN EXCERPT FROM Pat Buchanan's latest essay on the state of the 2008 presidential election: Philosophically and culturally, we are a divided people. Across the spectrum there are us-versus-them folks who see politics as a zero-sum game between Middle America and a global elite. Below the upper-income brackets and along the center-right are the folks the late columnist Sam Francis, citing sociologist Donald Warren's 1976 study, called Middle American Radicals. Richard Nixon brought the "MARs" to national attention when, as David Broder then wrote, the "breaking of the president" was underway in October 1969. Nixon went on television and...


1001 Tales of Purchasing Power

Freedom and personal liberty is rarely lost by a culture in a single blow from an enemy perfected with the arts of permanent destruction, but instead, culture is more often chastised to death by a thousand cuts. Militant Islam, in its natural role, has perfected this latter technique of warfare, using surprise and deception tactics, lies built upon lies, trojan horses and social manipulation, all practiced in the sometimes snarling, sometimes smiling spirit of oppression while busy with the replacement of the host culture in the service of global domination. Here is an intelligent piece from the Washington Times—The Camel...


Financial Collapse In The Works?

he ME state of Qatar has upped its share in the London Stock Exchange to nearly 24 per cent, giving the gulf state and its neighbour Dubai a controlling stake of nearly 52 per cent. The Islamofanatics (sic!) are nothing if not superb Machiavellian practitioners of black intrigue. What better way to drop the equivalent of an electromagnetic pulse on an entire economy than with the weapon of stock exchange ownership? This is from the same playbook as the Dubai ports deal. Go after Western critical strategic non-military assets, control them and then put the economic squeeze on us. They...