The 2nd US Domestic War
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

“They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee — and what a leader! … No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller.” So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial “The Oxford History of the American People” in 1965. First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people, and chose to defend his home … Continue reading

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Hate Is a One-Way Street
08/18/2017 10:53 PM

After the recent violence here in Virginia, Catholic bishops felt they had to do something. So naturally, in 24 hours, they managed to take both sides. On the day of the Charlottesville conflict, bishops called for unity and prayer and condemned hatred. Almost immediately the flaks from their DC lobbying arm got to them with a strong message: “It sounds like you’re agreeing with Trump. That will get you nowhere.” So the next day they issued a new statement that added a condemnation of “racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” Of course, these are easy targets. But what about the Left-wing … Continue reading

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Something Stinks About Charlottesville
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

Evidence is turning up from, of all places, the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as Breitbart and others, that this character, Jason Kessler, who organized the suspicious and supposed Alt-Right demonstration in Charlottesville, Va. that blew up in everyone’s face, is a cunning lefty holdover from the Occupy Wall Street movement and a former Barack Obama supporter.  I smell Soros money, sabotage, and Democrat dirty tricks here. I’ve been suspicious of the nature of the violence at this supposed Alt-Right demonstration since the news first began breaking.  It is no secret that radical elements in the Democrat left have been routinely utilizing … Continue reading

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What Afghanistan Looked Like
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich, an amateur photographer and college professor, took a leave of absence from his job at Arizona State to work with UNESCO in Kabul, bringing his wife and daughters along with him. It was here that Podlich documented Afghanistan, at a time before the U.S. invasion, Russian war, and Marxist revolution had touched the land with its power and destruction. The photos expose a place that once looked healthy in its nature, strong in its structure, and flourishing with free people. But soon the Soviet invasion of 1979 would open the doors to the destruction of the … Continue reading

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Government, the AMA, and Med Schools
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

In the introduction to a talk I gave at the Mises Institute this year, I noted how, in the early part of the twentieth century, a convergence of interests between social progressivists and ideological empiricists led to the publication of the Flexner Report and the subsequent enactment of licensing laws. That historical context is further treated in an outstanding article by Alfred Tauber, who was professor of medicine and philosophy at Boston University School of Medicine. In “The Two Faces of Medical Education: Flexner and Osler Revisited,” Tauber contrasts the radically different views these two men held about the ethos of medicine and the proper approach to medical education. It is ironic that … Continue reading

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No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Cops
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

“What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? …No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders … an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people … Whenever any American’s life is taken by another American unnecessarily—whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence—whenever we tear at the fabric of life which another man has painfully and clumsily … Continue reading

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The Reckless US Worldview
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN the U.S. and North Korea has cooled off slightly with Kim Jong-un’s announcement that, at least for the time being, he will not attack Guam with an “enveloping fire.” So since we have a small breather before Armageddon, let’s take the time to understand what this conflict is all about. A good place to start is with the repeated comparisons U.S. politicians have made between the situation with North Korea and the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962. For instance, Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, recently said, “This is analogous to the Cuban missile crisis.” According to … Continue reading

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Risk On: War, Economy, Debt, Dollar
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

Totally irresponsible policies by Governments and Central Banks have created the most dangerous situation that the world has ever experienced. Risk doesn’t arise quickly as the result of a single action or event. No, risk of the magnitude that the world is experiencing today is the result of many years or decades of economic mismanagement. Cycles are normal in nature and in the world economy. And cycles that are the result of the laws of nature normally play out in an orderly fashion without extreme tops or bottoms. Just take the seasons, they go from summer to autumn, winter and … Continue reading

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Defy Your Doctor and Be Healthy
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

This book condenses seven years of research concerning all of the things that doctors never say, and it teaches readers how to break free of the medical treadmill. Alternatives are explained in every chapter to demonstrate the healing power of natural medicine.  Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed is what the other natural cures books were supposed to have been, but weren’t. It does not merely list what works and what does not. It explains the hows and whys in a very straightforward manner. Your doctor is not your healer. He is your dealer. This is why diabetes drugs cause … Continue reading

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Nice To Have an AK-47 Handy
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

A Florida woman in Panama City Beach heard the sounds of three men breaking into his vehicle early Sunday morning. She woke her husband to tell him, the moment so many gun owners secretly dread. He then reportedly got up, had her secure their children, and went out to confront the three men who were breaking into their car outside. However, this Florida man wasn’t the dolt that has become synonymous with the phrase “Florida man” in recent years. He knew there was a 9mm pistol in the car, and he went out to confront the burglars armed with AK-47. The … Continue reading

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You Might Be a Cheapskate
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

Do you enjoy saving a buck more than most people?  Do you have a black belt in frugality? Around here, most of us consider “cheapskate” to be a positive word! Here are 20 surefire signs that you are embracing your cheap side.  How many things on this list apply to you? Instant Access to Current Spot Prices & Interactive Charts You take it as a personal challenge to see how long you can go without spending money. The game is even better if you have a spouse or friend with whom you can compete. You don’t let food go to waste. You … Continue reading

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Sleep More, Weigh Less
08/18/2017 09:01 PM

By Dr. Mercola Nearly 71 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are overweight or obese. Among children, nearly 21 percent of 12- to 19-year-olds are considered obese, along with 17 percent of 6- to 11-year-olds and 9 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds.1 Exercise and, particularly, diet, definitely play a role in this epidemic, but there’s another often-overlooked factor that may help people to keep their weight in check with little added effort. In fact, it requires nothing but getting more sleep. Like overweight and obesity, insufficient sleep is a public health problem in the U.S. — and it could be … Continue reading

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