Islam-Facts or Dreams?

In 1993 I was a seasoned federal prosecutor, but I only knew as much about Islam as the average American with a reasonably good education—which is to say, not much. Consequently, when I was assigned to lead the prosecution of a terrorist cell that had bombed the World Trade Center and was plotting an even more devastating strike—simultaneous attacks on the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the United Nations complex on the East River, and the FBI’s lower Manhattan headquarters—I had no trouble believing what our government was saying: that we should read nothing into the fact that all the men in this terrorist cell were Muslims; that their actions were not representative of any religion or belief system; and that to the extent they were explaining their atrocities by citing Islamic scripture, they were twisting and perverting one of the world’s great religions, a religion that encourages peace.

Read more by Andrew McCarthy at imprimis.hillsdale.edu

Understanding the Federal Reserve’s Shell Game

The Federal Reserve is a key component of the American Transfer State. Under the guise of “macroeconomic management,” it redistributes vast amounts of wealth on an ongoing basis through inflation. The victims of these transfers are ordinary Americans. The beneficiaries are the government and its elite cronies.

The Fed masks the nature of this surreptitious taxation and corporate welfare by performing a simple shell game that is just complicated enough to confound the general public.

First, let’s imagine the government performing this kind of inflationary transfer without the shell game. . . .

Read more by Dan Sanchez at Mises.org

6 Arguments Only A Liberal Could Believe

“Arguing with liberals…it’s like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it’s victorious.” — Anonymous

“If you can somehow force a liberal into a point-counterpoint argument, his retorts will bear no relation to what you’ve said — unless you were in fact talking about your looks, your age, your weight, your personal obsessions, or whether you are a fascist. In the famous liberal two-step, they leap from one idiotic point to the next, so you can never nail them. It’s like arguing with someone with Attention Deficit Disorder.” — Ann Coulter

Read more by John Hawkins at Townhall.com

This entire system is rigged against your prosperity

–SNIP– Freedom also means being able to make mistakes… to take risks… and either suffer the consequences of bad decisions or enjoy the rewards of good ones.

This has been a huge part of Hong Kong’s success. And it used to be part of America’s as well.

This isn’t rocket science. The Universal Law of Prosperity is very clear– in order to build wealth you have to produce more than you consume.

But the more rules, regulations, and taxes there are, the more difficult it is to produce.

This is precisely the economic problem in the Land of the Free today.

They’ve created a political system that churns out…

Read more by Simon Black at SovereignMan.com

The End Of Paternity

Picture. (In the not so distant future.)

I am a professional young man in his 20’s. I just met this girl and she is quite attractive. We meet to have a few drinks. One thing leads to another and, well, you know. We talk a few times after that but it just doesn’t seem to be working, so I don’t call her back anymore.

A few weeks later she calls me at work and says we need to talk. “What for?”

“Just meet me.”

I met her at Starbucks’s after work and she looks like she might have been crying. After an awkward hug and a kiss, we sit down with our drinks and then blammo…

“I am pregnant.”

I paused for a moment and then said, “Ok. Why tell me?”

–SNIP– “It’s not a healthcare problem, it’s not a disease, it’s a baby!”

Read more at Creative Minority Report