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Archive for May 2009

The Growth of Islam in the West

May 27, 2009

The frightening part of our current world is not suicide bombers and Islamic extremists. The frightening part is that, simply due to population growth, Muslims will take over and become the dominant culture of the world sometime in the next 30-40 years. That’s what the numbers say. Check it out. Now, admittedly, this comes across […]

One Islamic Currency..To Go With Islamic Financing

May 25, 2009

Did you know that Arab states are trying to create a unified currency? They still have a long way to go, of course, but the discussions have been going on for a while now. Similar economic structures, as well as currencies already pegged to the same standard (usually the dollar) will make that easier. But, […]

Obama and Government Financial Games

May 23, 2009

First, it was western banks and financial institutions. Now, Chinese banks are accused of taking excessive risks. Chinese banks’ surge in lending to support the government’s stimulus package is leading to excessive risk taking, said the Fitch ratings agency. The Fitch agency’s main point is the focus is on short term profits, instead of long […]

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos

May 20, 2009

Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos25 years old from Paterson, New Jersey3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry BrigadeMay 11, 2009 On Mother’s Day, Eugenia Gardos made a tabletop shrine to her recently deceased mother — surrounding her photograph with silk roses, a small white rosary cross, two votive candles and a prayer card of Senor de […]

Immigration, Democrats Duck-and-cover, and The FDA

May 15, 2009

For those who think the United States is alone in it’s immigration troubles, you should check out Italy’s immigration situation. Kind of reminds me of how the US deals with Cuban refugees. If they are fond at sea they are returned to Cuba, if found on land, they are on arrested. Meanwhile, the Obama administration […]

Wednesday Hero: Spc. Robert Hamilton

May 13, 2009

Spc. Robert Hamilton Spc. Robert Hamilton, from Corpus Christi, Texas, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, prepares to bandage the thumb of an Iraqi boy in Ula Market in Sadr City, April 19. The boy cut his thumb while preparing meat at a local butcher shop. These brave men and women sacrifice so much […]

History Repeats Itself In Afghanistan and Pakistan

May 10, 2009

Reports on Friday and Saturday indicated that the Taliban is using civilians as human shields. This article seems to imply that this is a surprise. I fail to understand why it should be. This has been a tactic of intimidation used by every terrorist guerilla warfare group, at least in recent history–Hamas, the Taliban, all […]

Banking, Education…and Islam

May 8, 2009

Despite Ben Bernake’s news of increased consumer spending, things are not what they appear. According to The Economist, consumption will remain in a depressed state for years. Why? Since the early 1980s, spending by households on goods, services and homes has grown faster than GDP, making it the locomotive of American—and global—expansion. By 2006 it […]

Democrats on Taxes, Banking, and Healthcare…Nothing But Lies.

May 7, 2009

There was a very interesting discussion of ”What Is Rich”. President Obama, and most Liberal politicians, intend to raise taxes on those making $250,000 or more. Unfortunately, that is a very arbitrary standard. An income of $250,000 is a lot richer in Abilene, Texas, than in New York’s Nassau County, where it takes $430,000 to […]

Wednesday Hero: 1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone

May 6, 2009

1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone24 years old from Clarksville, Tennessee2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne DivisionNovember 12, 2006 Cerrone’s men said in written statements of remembrance that he put their safety and welfare first. He lead from the front and all of the paratroopers would “unquestionably” follow him into […]