Sunday, August 31, 2008

In Defense of Liberty


Headlines: August 31, 2008

Russia threatens to supply Iran with top new missile system as 'cold war' escalates

Italy to Pay $5 Billion to Libya in Landmark Accord

Killing bacteria with cannabis

War and the Will of God: Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address pointed a grieving nation to the mystery of divine providence.

Christianity and the Civil War: Did You Know?Little-known or remarkable facts about Christianity during the American Civil War

Civil War on ChristianHistory.net

The Fannie & Freddie Question

U.S. Ally Proves Volatile Amid Dispute With Russia

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Headlines: August 30, 2008

Kremlin announces that South Ossetia will join 'one united Russian state'

MIA Issues Data on Russian Troops in Georgia

Headlines: August 30, 2008

Kremlin announces that South Ossetia will join 'one united Russian state'

Friday, August 29, 2008

Headlines: August 29, 2008

Russia: G7 Condemnation over Georgia Shows 'Bias'

'This War Could Have Been Avoided'

'Russia Wants to Change the Map of Europe by Violence'

UN does have double standards

Putin accuses U.S. of orchestrating Georgian war

Putin suggests U.S. role in Georgia clash

Russia may cut off oil flow to the West

Georgia conflict: South Ossetia seeks to merge with Russia

Cuba puts dissident punk rocker on trial

Venezuela feared as Hezbollah base

Iran confirms nuclear component production

GDP increased 3.3 percent in second quarter

Bashing the U.S. and Ignoring Proof That Famous Spies Were Guilty

Russia and the New Axis of Evil

Why Women Do Not Wish the Suffrage

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Headlines: August 28, 2008

In NYC, New HIV Infections 3 Times National Rate

How the Georgian Conflict Really Started

Scientists close in on mass killer of life on earth

Georgia: Europe unites to condemn Kremlin

Hillary’s Done, But Universal Health Care Proposals Live On

Russia warns Turkey on U.S. ships in Black Sea

U.S. Intelligence Uncovers ‘Russian Threat’

A New William The Conqueror

Georgia - Introduction

South Ossetia--Maps

Georgia--Maps

Employees: 'Hierarchy of hotness' rules at Abercrombie & Fitch

Why Lebanon Matters

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Headlines: August 27, 2008

No Nation Left Behind: An Interview with Charles Murray

Russia threatens military response to US missiles

A Brief History of Bush's Time

Bill Ayers: Unrepentant LYING Terrorist [Andy McCarthy]

More About Less: An insider's account of the leading graduate programs in economics.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Headlines: August 26, 2008

Georgia president claims Russians are now within artillery range of Tbilisi

U.N. says has evidence air strikes killed 90 Afghans

Iraqi Billionaire Threatens Reporters Investigating Rezko Affair

Exclusive: As the West Sleeps, Islamists Work on Establishing a Worldwide Islamic State
(Part I of II)

James Wilson, Collected Works of James Wilson, 2 vols. [2007]

Inanities of 'Energy Independence'

Obama doesn’t know what city he is in

Know Enough?

Homemade baby wipes are gentle on baby's tush and your pocketbook, too

US Condemns Russian Recognition of Breakaway Georgian Areas

The Truth About Russia in Georgia

Report from Tbilisi

Headlines: August 26, 2008

No Terrorism Ties Here -- Move Along

Thomas Paine and the Values of 1776

Jury: Confessed killer of Idaho boy can get death

Joe Biden and Limited Government

Protect Our Kids from Preschool

Century City Doctors Hospital begins shutting down

Campus War on Israel

Dazed Iraqi teen suicide bomber says she didn't want to die

Suicide Bomber in Iraq Kills 28

Monday, August 25, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Headlines: August 23, 2008

Japanese create stem cells from wisdom teeth

McCain Rolls Out New Ad With Biden’s Words

Michelle, Anti-American Radicals, and U of C

Abortion numbers have gone down

Out-of-control shoplifting at the St. Louis Galleria. Violent attacks in the Delmar Loop. Is MetroLink a vehicle for crime?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Headlines: August 22, 2008

Why we are losing Afghanistan

Periodic North American Drought Due To Lower Solar Radiation

Why Obama Really Voted For Infanticide

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Headlines: August 21, 2008

THE PEACE-AT-ANY-PRICE PERIL

Another Cohort of Kids Failed by Government Schools

Barack Obama's abortion crime and cover-up

Too Old and Frail to Re-educate? Not in China

Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America?

The Murtha Rules to Earmarking

AP: The 1998 air strike may have actually helped Osama bin Laden.

Lesbian’s ‘Right’ to Insemination Shouldn’t Trump Conscience, Doctors Say

“AT least 57 people were killed in a double suicide blast outside Pakistan's main military arms factory today, police said.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Headlines: August 20, 2008

Twin Bombings Hit Algeria In Second Day of Violence

Groups target corporal punishment in schools

Peace Deal in Jeopardy After Islamic Rampage in Philippines

Beware the rise of Russia's new imperialism

Marriage from a child’s perspective

Huckabee and Social Conservatives

Trends in Marital Status of U.S. Women at First Birth: 1930 to 1994

The Rich—and Poor—Are Getting Richer

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Headlines: August 19, 2008

Lower drinking age is backed

Doctors can't use bias to deny gays treatment

Russia Is Still a Hungry Empire

Sharp US money supply contraction points to Wall Street crunch ahead

Prayer clash continues in Wylie school district

New DVDs: Larisa Shepitko

Critics' Picks: 'State of the Union'

Algerian Bombing Kills 43

I.O.U.S.A. Movie Trailer

Auguring brief era of ice in 2010

US women are having fewer children, if at all

McCarthy: Tyranny In the Name of Progress

The West's Islamist infiltrators

For Obama, Taxes Are About Fairness

Life Lies: Barack Obama and Born-Alive

Taxes - Federal excise taxes are 18.4 cents per gallon, and state excise taxes average 18.2 cents per gallon. There may also be some additional taxes, such as applicable state sales taxes, gross receipts taxes, oil inspection fees, underground storage tank fees and other miscellaneous environmental fees. Add that to the state excise taxes, and it can average 27.4 cents. It could be worse. In Europe, gas prices are far higher than in America because taxes on gas are much higher.”

David Day on essential books about historical conquest

Monday, August 18, 2008

Headlines: August 18, 2008

'Putin has given us an order that everyone must leave or be shot'

Who Made Russia Attack?

Diary shows Tojo resisted surrender till end

The alternatives to bombing Hiroshima were not morally superior

The Star Students Of The Islamic Republic

Photography as a Weapon

Five Ways to Wreck a Recovery

The Locavore's Dilemma: Local Food, Continued

Sorry, no more babies. Eco-doctor's orders...

“A system of perverse incentives in a culture of undiscriminating materialism, where the main freedom is freedom from legal, financial, ethical, or social consequences, makes childhood in Britain a torment both for many of those who live it and those who observe it.”

Abortion Numbers Reach Lowest Level in 30 Years, 25% Decline Since 1990

Barack Obama Repeats False Claim Abortions Haven't Declined Under Bush

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Headlines: August 17, 2008

RUSSIA'S GEORGIA WIN: THE DARK LORD'S 'DESTINY'

A CZAR IS BORN: BAD VLAD WINS WAR, DUPES WEST & PROVES HE'S GENIUS

Some Texas foster kids' doctors have ties to drug firms

Inside USA- Face to Face with John Bolton- 15 Aug 08- Part 2

Taranto

"What we see here is one of the glories of the two-party system: its moderating effect on political leaders. If America had a parliamentary system, we would most likely have a left-wing fringe party that could exercise leverage over the Democrats, demanding policy concessions as the price for joining a governing coalition. Instead, the fringe left is forced to support the Democrats and to endure the diminution of its own influence as the price for Democratic success."

Friday, August 15, 2008

More on Georgia

John Bolton:  After Russia's invasion of Georgia, what now for the West?

More Evidence of Pre-Marbury Judicial Review

Wilson, July 21 in Convention, Madison's Notes

Thursday, August 14, 2008

ANWR

Drilling in ANWR

RUSSIA GOES ROGUE. . . AND AMERICA WIMPS OUT

The Lesson of Georgia: Bring Ukraine Into NATO

The Problem

"...unless the people be corrupt to such a degree as to render all precautions hopeless." (Mr. Randolph, Constitutional Convention, Madison's Notes, July 19, 1787)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Headlines: August 7, 2008

Remembering Hiroshima: Political wisdom from The Guardian

Outrage du jour, or: How the the EU Bureaucracy is Helping the Islamic Cap’n Hook Evade Justice

Stanley Kurtz on Obama’s “lost years”

Chattanooga: Population grows at rapid rate across region

Getting Closer to Debasing the Currency

Why Obama Lost the 2008 Election

“Maui County experienced a record low 64 degrees on Sunday

Illegal immigrant who killed Arlington store manager is set to die today

Alexander Solzhenitsyn feeds the darkest temptation

Foreign Policy Lessons From Fighting Muslim Pirates

North Dakota's real-life Jed Clampett

Stalinism Was Just as Bad as Nazism

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Headlines: August 6, 2008

Obama: Pocket

Obama says he doesn't take money from oil companies. We say that's a little too slick.

Obama's Overstatement: An Obama ad says McCain's campaign got $2 million from "Big Oil." The total is actually $1.3 million.

Italy touts arrests after sending troops in cities

Farewell to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Tourists Cheer GOP in House Chamber over EnergyIssue

Headed Toward Bankruptcy, Says Budget Panel

Bin Laden's Former Driver Convicted by Military Tribunal

How Andrew Cuomo Gave Birth to the Crisis at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Hospitals infested with rats, fleas and bed bugs

Obama Doubles Down

Time Tries to Salvage Obama's Gaffe

Tapping Tired Wells: Barack Obama's new energy platform includes a pair of dubious planks.

Recycling the Myths of Abortion History

Red Cross: Colombia broke Geneva Conventions by using aid emblem in hostage rescue

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Fetus at 12 Weeks


A Fetus at Three Months (13 Weeks Fetal Age)


Headlines: August 5, 2008

Refugees from whom?

Contraception Conundrum

Solzhenitsyn, Literary Giant Who Defied Soviets, Dies at 89

Russian Hate Crimes on the Rise

Please Lay Off the Kool-Aid, Mr. President

The war on scientists in America

Democratic Ally Mobilizes In Housing Crunch: Acorn Leads Drive to Register Voters Likely to Back Obama; New Federal Funds
Ideas & Trends; In France, Nothing Gets in the Way of Vacation

Hong Kong Reports Mainland Chinese Eating Infants

Grey Terror File: Islamic terror comes to Canada: Gruesome Greyhound bus killing carried out by Chinese Muslim, CBC retracts information

Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports Top 15 Countries

George Washington: Christian or Deist?

Barack in Lansing, MI: "We must end the age of oil in our time."

Monday, August 4, 2008

Lord Nelson and Captain Cook's shiplogs question climate change theories - Telegraph

Lord Nelson and Captain Cook's shiplogs question climate change theories - Telegraph

Headlines: August 4, 2008

Attack in China Kills 16 Border Patrol Officers

Immigrants Facing Deportation by U.S. Hospitals

What Is a 'Windfall' Profit?

10,000 Bills Introduced in Congress, While Government Management Goes Neglected

Lower Labor Costs Now!

Of Human Design but not of Human Intent

More than 56,000 in U.S. infected with AIDS each year

OLSEN TO HEATH FEDS: LET'S DEAL: DEMANDS IMMUNITY FROM PROBERS

Problems Mount for Barack Obama as the Democratic Convention Nears

Israeli pre-emption better than Islamist cure

"There simply are too many adherents of militant Islam to deal with the matter conveniently. Any solution today will be messy; a confrontation postponed for another half dozen years might cost eight figures' worth of lives."

IRAN: DEATH PENALTY PROPOSED FOR ‘APOSTATES’

Legal or Not, Abortion Rates Compare

As abortion rate decreases, clinics compete for patients

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Just a picture I like


Orphaned Chevy truck in Texas

Headlines: August 3, 2008

AIDS Prevention Having an Effect

LooseLipsSinkShips

Gordon Brown plans ‘green tax’ on energy firms to help poor

The Doctor Is In: Infant Mortality Comparisons a Statistical Miscarriage

Obama’s Language Mandate: Why It Feels Like Hungarian to Me

A Subversive Soap Roils Saudi Arabia

Saturday, August 2, 2008

AIDS in Texas

As of 2006, at least 69% of AIDS cases in Texas were the direct or indirect result of male to male sex. I arrive at this figure by adding:

55% male to male sex
5% (1/2 of male to male sex plus injection drug use)
2.5% (1/4 heterosexual sex, which includes sex with bisexual males)
6% (a little more than 1/2 other/risk factor not identified).

Perhaps 100% of AIDS cases in Texas were the direct or indirect result of male to male sex: if we discovered who infected the injection drug user or the person who gave infected blood, the odds are that this person contracted AIDS from having male to male sex.

Even if we stick to the lower figure, it is somewhat astonishing to realize that if men were to stop having sex with men in Texas, the number of AIDS cases would be reduced by 69%. Perhaps this is a good argument for overturning Lawrence v. Texas and for Texas and all state governments to re-introduce laws prohibiting male to male sex.

The United States apparently spends $23.3 billion per year on AIDS (research, medicines, etc.). This is, in effect, a subsidy paid by straight people to enable male homosexuals to continue pursuing their self-destructive way of life. I wonder how much of the US budget is used to enable this and other kinds of irresponsible and self-destructive behavior.

There is a great push in the United States to persuade people that homosexual sex is not immoral. It makes sense to me to describe as immoral a behavior that leads to these kinds of consequences for those who practice it as well as those who are forced to pay for the treatment of those consequences. The same can be said for any kind of sex that takes place outside of the marriage of a man and a woman: it leads to disaster for those who practice it and for the innocent people who are forced to pay the bills.

AIDS Statistics

AIDs cases by exposure category, as of 2005.

United States
Percent
Male-to-Male Sexual Contact
44.0%
Injection Drug Use
23.8%
Male-to-Male Sexual Contact and Injection Drug Use
6.6%
Hemophilia/Coagulation Disorder
0.6%
Heterosexual Contact
13.4%
Receipt of Blood Transfusion, Blood Components, or Tissue
1.0%
Other/Risk Factor Not Reported or Identified
10.7%
Total Cumulative Adult/Adolescent AIDS Cases
100.0%

Texas
Percent
Male-to-Male Sexual Contact
55.1%
Injection Drug Use
14.1%
Male-to-Male Sexual Contact and Injection Drug Use
9.6%
Hemophilia/Coagulation Disorder
0.4%
Heterosexual Contact
10.6%
Receipt of Blood Transfusion, Blood Components, or Tissue
1.1%
Other/Risk Factor Not Reported or Identified
9.1%
Total Cumulative Adult/Adolescent AIDS Cases
100.0%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention-Surveillance and Epidemiology, Special Data Request, November 2006.

http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org

Note: the category “heterosexual contact” includes—among other things— “sex with bisexual male” and “sex with HIV-infected, risk not specified.”

Headlines: August 2, 2008

CDC understated number of new HIV infections in US

“Some advocates complain that CDC's annual spending on HIV prevention in the United States has been held to roughly $700 million since 2001, while costs have risen. (That's about 3 percent of what the federal government spends on AIDS; much of the rest is on medicines, health care and research.)"

(This means that the US currently spends $23.3 billion per year on AIDS: $700 million is 3% of $23.3 billion).

American people responsible for 'blood of Muslims'Al-Qaida's No. 3 man says Islam sees U.S. residents, government the same

British Muslims 'fighting with Taliban in Afghanistan'

In major change, Obama says he'll support offshore drilling

Friday, August 1, 2008

Headlines: August 1, 2008

Go Private, GM

US sees rise in Pakistani fighters in Afghanistan

Sleep: What Can You Count On?

Scientists create first personalized stem cells in ALS patients

Record Deficit Without Meaningful Countermeasures

Pakistan denies ISI behind Indian embassy attack

Drilling and Blissful Ignorance

Wal-Mart Warns of Democratic Win

Obama’s solution for the high price of oil: inflate your tires and get a tune-up

Obama explains his health care plan

Pollinators

Water on Mars

Iran Heads Toward Nuclear `Breakthrough,' Israel Says (Update2)

Jobless rate rises to 4-year high of 5.7 percent

Obama's 'emergency' economic plan

Obama Holds Brief Q&A Before Thousands of Journalists of Color at UNITY Convention

Pakistanis Aided Attack in Kabul, U.S. Officials Say