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Are Obama’s policies burying the US economy?

Gerard Jackson
Monday 28 March 2011

When Obama ran for president I warned that the man is a dogmatic leftist and Americans — those with any sense, that is — would rue the day he sat in the Oval Office. Since then I, along with many others, also pointed out that if unchecked his policies would result in economic stagnation and inflation. Well, this now seems to be the case. Read the rest of this entry »

A carbon tax will devastate Australian manufacturing

Gerard Jackson
Monday 28 March 2011

Mark Dreyfus, Federal Labor Member for Isaacs, is another lying Labor Politician who cannot get his story straight. A recent article of his (Shades of Goebbels in ‘truth campaign’, The Age, March 11, 2011) was riddled with so many lies and distortions in defence of the Government’s destructive carbon tax that it would take a very long article to refute them all. I’ll therefore focus on the one lie the refutation of which explains why the carbon tax would savage the standard of living. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Japan’s disaster deepen the US recession?

Gerard Jackson
Monday 28 March 2011

Japan’s tragedy has led some economic commentators to ponder the possibility that she might try to fund a recovery by selling masses of US treasuries which would raise interest rates and therefore deepen the depression. The thinking behind this view is based on the assumption that in buying huge amounts of treasuries Japan — and China — helped drive down interest rates by raising bond prices. Read the rest of this entry »

Can We Save America?


Steve McCann

Monday 28 March 2011

Sixty years ago in February I came to the United States.  I was classified as a “displaced person” from World War II with no identity or knowledge of when, where or to whom I was born, an orphan who had miraculously survived on the streets of a war ravaged city somewhere in central Europe.  Read the rest of this entry »

Air Cover for Libyan Rebels, None for Cuban Freedom-Fighters

Humberto Fontova
Monday 28 March 2011

Where are the planes?” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios 50 years ago. The U.S. Naval armada (22 ships including the Carrier Essex loaded with deadly Skyhawk jets) was sitting 16 miles off the Cuban coast near an inlet known as Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). The question — bellowed between blasts from a Soviet artillery and tank barrage landing around him — came from commander, Pepe San Roman, who led an amphibious force of 1500 Cuban freedom-fighters. Read the rest of this entry »

ACLU v. Religious Liberty

J. Matt Barber
Monday 28 March 2011

Irony is defined as “the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.” The term doublespeak means “evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse.” There is perhaps no greater example of ironic doublespeak than inclusion of the phrase “civil liberties” within the inapt designation: “American Civil Liberties Union.” Read the rest of this entry »

American jobs, factories and investment: the picture is grim

Gerard Jackson
Monday 21 March 2011

The Washington Post recently published a story revealing that if the hidden jobless were included in the unemployment rate it would jump to 10.5 per cent. (Hidden workforce challenges domestic economic recovery)  This is a damning indictment of Obama’s economic policies and Bernanke’s monetary mismanagement. Even more damning is the fact that Obama appears completely unfazed by the situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Garnaut and Gillard’s carbon tax plan is an impending disaster

Gerard Jackson
Monday 21 March 2011

Professor Ross Garnaut’s call to cut income taxes by $5.75 billion for low and middle income earners is an indirect admission of the ghastly costs of Julia Gillard’s destructive carbon tax. It is also an admission of Garnaut’s commitment to the tax that should raise serious questions about his economic competence. Read the rest of this entry »

Green economic policies would devastate living standards

Gerard Jackson
Monday 21 March 2011

The theory of a steady state economy (stationary economy) is not only central to green thinking, something that Senator Bob Brown admitted, it is in fact the green fanatics’ ultimate goal. It would also be a totalitarian nightmare. I think it best to begin with description of a steady state economy followed by the greens’ main criticisms of economic growth and ending with an explanation of why their green utopia would be a vicious tyranny. Read the rest of this entry »

Castro condemns Jewish American aid worker to 15 years in prison

Humberto Fontova
Monday 21 March 2011

On Saturday Castro’s court handed down a sentence of 15 years to Alan Gross, a contractor for USAID jailed in Cuba since Dec. 2009 for bringing cell-phone and internet equipment into Castro’s fiefdom. Mr Gross was trying to help Cuba’s tiny Jewish community communicate more freely with the outside world. Read the rest of this entry »

Jewish family slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists

StandWithUs
Monday 21 March 2011

StandWithUs is horrified and grief-stricken by the savage murder of five members of the Fogel family.  Palestinian terrorists slipped into the house while the family slept, stabbed the parents, slashed the throat of 11-year-old Yoav, knifed 3-year-old Elad in the heart, and slit the throat of their three-month-old baby, Hadas. The mother tried to fight back but was murdered.  Read the rest of this entry »

Embarrassed to be American

NancyMorgan
Monday 21 March 2011

For the first time in my life, I’m embarrassed to be an American.

Last weekend, as tens of thousands of Japanese were fighting for their lives after an 8.9 earthquake devastated their nation, our President, after giving a generic “We’re with you” statement, remained noticeably absent. Not really absent — Obama could be found on the golf course Saturday afternoon. As a Japanese nuclear reactor melted down and threatened a catastrophe of biblical proportions, Obama was otherwise engaged Saturday night, having a rollicking good time at Washington D.C.’s annual Gridiron Dinner. Joking with journalists. Read the rest of this entry »

A good looking economy is not always a good economy

Gerard Jackson
Monday 14 March 2011

It is said that many look enviously upon the Australian economy’s success in not only weathering the global financial crisis but to continue to prosper. Of course, there is no gainsaying the role that the resources sector played in providing the country with a vital economic buffer. But is everything as rosy as many seem to think, including some of our Treasury boffins? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Gillard and Combet’s carbon tax will be a disaster

Gerard Jackson
Monday 14 March 2011

A carbon tax is an insidious and destructive tax the aim of which is to slash the standard of living. Those who sincerely believe otherwise have been gravely misled. Fortunately the mass of Australians smell a rat. Irrespective of what greens and Labor politicians assert, you do not raise the standard of living by reducing real incomes, which is exactly what a carbon tax is supposed to do. Read the rest of this entry »

We will pay a heavy price for Julia Gillard’s technology fantasy

Gerard Jackson
14 March 2011

Listening to Julia Gillard and Greg Combet talk promote a carbon tax while lecturing us on the nature of technical progress reveals just how much Australian have to fear from the Labour Government and their green collaborators. Gillard is not only delusional she is — along with Combet — an arrogant ignoramus. Only someone totally ignorant of economic history and the history technology could utter their drivel. Read the rest of this entry »

Good bye, Kyoto

S. Fred Singer
Monday14 March 2011

The 1997 Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, after surviving 15 years, mostly spent on life support.  It reached its peak in Bali in 2007 at the annual UN gabfest, had a sudden unexpected collapse in Copenhagen in 2009, and has been in a coma since.  Kyoto had its real beginning at the 1992 Global Climate Summit in Rio de Janeiro.  I missed that great party but George Bush the elder went and signed up for the United States.  Read the rest of this entry »

First they came for the labor leaders in Cuba

Humberto Fontova
Monday 14 March 2011

A union protestor in Wisconsin was caught on camera saying he wants to vote for Castro and his clone, Che Guevara. Of course, there’s no kerfuffle from the MSM or Democratic Party. Good thing he wasn’t a Tea-partier caught on camera saying he wants to vote for Mussolini and clone Pinochet! Instead he was a union protestor in Madison Read the rest of this entry »

China’s Dead Babies

Nancy Morgan
Monday 14 March 2011

America is shocked, shocked! Kermit Gosnell, a 69 year old abortion doctor, was arrested last week, charged with killing seven babies and causing the death of a woman during a botched abortion. An illegal, late-term abortion. Prosecutors are accusing Gosnell of using scissors to snip the spinal cords of 7 babies who were inconveniently born alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Bernanke’s inflationary binge could spark a currency war and ruin the dollar

Gerard Jackson
Monday 8 November

Bernanke’s monetary shenanigans are building up a host of problems, domestic and international. In the next 8 months or so he plans to pump nearly $900 million dollars into the US economy with the intention of lowering interest rates to the point where business borrowing and consumer spending will be sufficiently stimulated to trigger a recovery. (If only it were that simple.)

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