Monthly Archives: July 2006

Things fall into place

Three examples of the result of our foreign policy: -Backlash from The Great Iraqi Snipe Hunt, combined with the stress on the US armed forces from engagement simultaneously there & in Afghanistan — where the Taliban took advantage of the … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam wants YOU….to buy stuff faster

The drugs are wearing off: U.S. economic growth slowed and inflation rose in the three months ending in June, the government reported yesterday, confirming earlier signs that consumers are hunkering down in response to higher energy prices and interest rates. … Continue reading

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Giving globalism a trim

Typical Bush Administration behavior: An obscure law approved by a Republican-controlled Congress a decade ago has made the Bush administration nervous that officials and troops involved in handling detainee matters might be accused of committing war crimes, and prosecuted at … Continue reading

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“Security” is big money, y’know…

File this one under “well NO DUH!“: The multibillion-dollar surge in federal contracting to bolster the nation’s domestic defenses in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been marred by extensive waste and misspent funds, according to a … Continue reading

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No surprises in Geneva

That dead horse of “we have to manage trade to free it” gets clubberized yet again: Global commerce talks at the World Trade Organization collapsed Monday as top powers failed to agree on steps toward liberalizing trade in farm and … Continue reading

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“Oh, yeah? U.N. what army?”

The United Nations apparently doesn’t think we pay enough in taxes: Should the U.N. be able to tax you? Over the last several years, officials at the U.N. and other international organizations have been hatching schemes to directly tax the … Continue reading

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The protection racket goes “Jihad”

As has already been explained elsewhere, reasonable people have no dog in the current flare-up over Israel. It goes without saying though, that many folks are not that astute: I find myself inescapably drawn to the notion that not only … Continue reading

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