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Saturday, June 04, 2011

What do Americans really think about the nation's future?

Despite repeated reassurances over the past year that the economy is in recovery and that things are getting better, Americans as a whole seem to think otherwise. Several recent surveys of citizens indicate that Americans are taking an increasingly pessimistic view about the nation's future.
Rasmussen, for example, reports that over 60% of Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction. In addition, according to a survey by AlixPartners, a business advisory firm, 61% of citizens believe that it will take 3 more years for a full recovery to be realized, and 10% believe the economy is so bad that it will never recover. The latter figure has increased since last year.
Earlier this week, this writer reported that due to growing and widespread pessimism among economists and market experts concerning U.S. spending, debt, and recession, the stock market took a tumble. That trend continued throughout the week.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Israel--abandoned and thrown to the wolves

With Barack Obama's last speech concerning the 'Palestinian question' and the nation of Israel, it has become all too clear that this Administration's policy toward the only free country in the Middle East is one of abandonment. Israel is now essentially alone on the world stage. But it is worse than that. Obama has thrown Israel to the wolves, pursuing an agenda in the region that has resulted in the nation being totally surrounded by enemies who do not recognize her right to exist.
The danger resulting from this unfortunate and unconscionable course of events is profound.
In a piercing analysis of the Obama agenda, Middle East expert and Jerusalem Post co-editor Carolina Glick stated that in three broad swipes at Israel within the last month, the President has placed U.S. foreign policy at odds with its long-standing ally in the Mideast.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

My Apologies

Hey, folks, sorry about the light posting and no Roundup for the last couple of days.

It's been super-busy.

Thanks for your understanding.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Is America being set up for a mega-depression?

"What we’ve got right now is almost near panic going on with money managers and people who are responsible for money."
The above quotation is from a report at CNBC in which Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, provided his assessment of what is happening right now in the economy. 
Then, there is this dire analysis provided by a noted fund manager for an investment firm in London:

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/31/2011

All guns and politics, from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet!

From David Codrea: 'Should shaving your beard be cause for federal terrorism scrutiny?'

Kurt Hofmann alerts us to the gun control Obama seeks to implement 'under the radar,' or perhaps the 'radar' is not being properly monitored!

Vanderboegh says that an M-1 Carbine, ammunition, and magazines are up for sale. Take a look!

WRSA points to a discussion of threats from the air and how to negate them.

Way Up North provides the must-read quote of the day.

John Jacob H warns that food riots are on the way.

Brigid blogs on the legendary Smith & Wesson 66. Cool pic too. Excellent and thorough analysis.

Around O-Town reports that the protests are growing concerning the SWAT team shooting of a Tucson Marine. 

Every Blade of Grass asks, 'Which firearm are you?'

Tam says that Goldman-Sachs, the lapdogs for Obama in the financial world, has issued a fairly gloomy forecast on the economy. The housing market already has already tanked again. A bad omen.

Breda points to yet another story of overkill with a SWAT team.

Alphecca notes the winners of the 2011 Gunnie Awards.

Pamela Geller reports on a Muslim girl who was stoned to death. Her crime? Participating in a beauty pageant. Yet another so-called 'honor killing.'

Mike McCarville alerts us to the latest on the army Lt. who was 'convicted' of killing an Al Qaeda operative in Iraq. McCarville correctly observes that his punishment itself is a crime.

Denninger comments on updated information concerning the Project Gunwalker scandal perpetrated by the ATF.

Schumer's plan proves liberals want to ration care for seniors

In the run-up to the vote on ObamaCare in 2009, which occurred in the wee hours of the morning during a sordid, secretive display reminiscent of the old closed-door smoke-filled-room deals for which Congress was known in the 1900s, many conservatives warned that the plan would ration medical care for senior adults. A new proposal submitted by Senator Charles Schumer, D-New York, only proves that this has been the goal of liberals, Leftist Democrats, and social engineers from the very start.
A video of an interview with Schumer during which he described the plan can be found in the left column.
Under Schumer's plan, Medicare payments to doctors who treat sick senior adults would be uniform--a flat fee for treating a particular illness rather than reimbursement for treatment that is catered to the specific needs of the individual patient.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Remembering the Fallen

Today we remember the fallen, those who paid the ultimate price to gain and preserve human freedom in this land, America the beautiful. We pause to give thanks to all of those who gave their all so that this great nation could remain a beacon for liberty for the entire world. Some will attend parades. Some will go to lay wreaths and flowers on graves. Some will pause to pray for the nation and for the safety and protection of those who still serve in harm's way for their country.
The origins of Memorial Day reach back into the 1800s, most likely an outgrowth of the practice of women in the South who decorated the graves of Confederate soldiers. This practice started prior to the end of the Civil War and continued afterward. Perhaps this is the reason this day was originally called 'Decoration Day.'
But there are stories of such memorial gatherings taking place in other areas of the country....

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What good is a handgun against an army?

Using the traditional term our forebears in Britain used to describe such things, consider the following hypothetical.

'Put the case' that at some point in the future, either immediate or distant, the government of the U.S. became everything the Founders warned about and everything those who love human freedom fear.
Put the case that this government became so powerful, so arrogant, so demanding in its insistence that it's programs be implemented, that it forced the citizens to march in lockstep to its edicts against their will.
Put the case that American Patriots resisted this blatant, and frankly, oppressive and violent intrusion on their personal liberties.
And put the case that these Patriots were willing, as were our forebears who founded this country, to use whatever weapons were at their disposal to resist this violent act on the part of a totalitarian system ruled by a group of super-rich elitists who are part of a global conglomerate that demands allegiance.
Most Americans who own guns, and that number has been estimated at roughly 100 million or more, prefer handguns....