Four Shocking Truths about ISIS Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:30 am If you think you’ve heard all the worst horrors about the Islamic State, think again. There are other shocking truths that few outside of their controlled territories know about, some of which will have major consequences for American
To My Friends on the Left
There is something incredibly inspiring about caring for others. I share your contempt for the inequities we find within and between countries. It hurts me each time I think about the unnecessary loss of life in the world due to poverty and economic stagnation. I am a classical liberal not because I don’t care for others but because I do. I share your concern for the plight of the poor, I appreciate your desire for change, and I respect your disdain for narrow nationalism and feudalism. It is out of this appreciation that I ask you to come back to your political roots.
At the heart of classical liberalism is the idea that who you are or where you are from doesn’t matter. At the heart of the philosophy is an innate respect for privacy and individual freedom. The liberalism of the 19th century opposed feudalism and aristocracy, rightly believing that the future lay not in ploughing land and plunder but in industry and enterprise. The working classes of Europe, whose lives were barely different from those of the Romans who lived many centuries before them, could finally enjoy the quality of life that the Industrial Revolution brought to them.
The Industrial Revolution conjures up images of dirt and smoke, but seldom does it occur to us what is behind that smoke and dust. Behind the deafening sound of machines and the polluted air of the cities was a production technique that allowed the lowest classes of Western societies to enjoy lives only the royalty could afford in previous centuries. Economic progress led to political liberalism. The idea of democracy we all cherish was born out of these noisy, ugly industrial houses.
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A stretch of road in the Bay Area that many drivers already knew to be a headache is now officially part of one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the country. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – A new study shows that the San Francisco-Oakland area has two of the top 50 trouble spots in the country.
There have been very few articles that analyze exactly what is in the TPP agreement, but this one does an authoritative job of it. Just read the 7 points below and you will be drawn in to read it completely. The TPP is a direct conduit to the forced implementation of Sustainable Development. By Howard
The 7th largest economy on the entire planet, Brazil, has been gripped by a horrifying recession, as has much of the rest of South America. But it isn’t just South America that is experiencing a very serious economic downturn.
A rose by any other name would… conduct electricity? The worlds of botany and consumer electronics don’t typically overlap. But a new device has merged electronics with biology, taking a step towards a world in which plants and computers are more intertwined.
There is a bee resurgence after the banning of 3 pesticides still used in the U.S.
(ABCNEWS.GO) — In a press conference following a rally in Nevada today, presidential candidate Ben Carson told reporters that he saw a video of American Muslims cheering on Sept. 11, 2001, in New Jersey when the World Trade Center’s twin towers fell.
When asked by ABC News if American Muslims were cheering on 9/11, Carson said “Yes.”
When asked if he specifically saw it happening he said, “I saw the film of it, yeah.”
Every once in a while, we reiterate the importance of knowing the trend, in fact, calling the trend the number one piece of information. From it, everything else follows, in … Continue reading →
HONG KONG, Nov. 20 (UPI) — China has arrested suspects for illegal foreign-exchange transactions totaling $64 billion – in Beijing’s campaign against widespread corruption. The crackdown took place in eastern … Continue reading →