Monday, March 14, 2011

Miracle baby girl plucked from the rubble after three days

The sound of a baby’s cry amid the rubble seemed so impossible that soldiers searching a tsunami-smashed village dismissed it as a mistake.

But it came again. And they realised they had not been hearing things.

They pulled away wood and slate, dug back thick oozing mud – and there was the child they were to describe as a ‘tiny miracle’

Larry 'Braindead' Summers Claims Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster Will Boost Economy!

"........ people like Summers can claim that the tsunami will create jobs and boost GDP. Better still, the workers will spend their wages and stimulate the rest of the economy, too. Japan will be better off for having endured a natural disaster.

If this were really the case, then the best possible way to boost Japan’s economy would be to level the entire country. Every building should be destroyed, brick by brick. The number of jobs that policy would create would dwarf any tsunami stimulus.

Then, in a few years, when the rebuilding is finished, workers can destroy their entire infrastructure again. Even more jobs will be created!"

The Law By Frederic Bastiat

Teachers who submitted fraudulent sick notes will be suspended

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"The School Board reached an agreement with Madison Teachers Inc. over the weekend that allowed the district to set the makeup calendar. The agreement also ensures teachers with unexcused absences will not be paid for those days and that teachers who submitted fraudulent sick notes will be suspended"

The NRA's Letter To Obama

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Via The Truth About Guns

ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC and NPR Ignore Death Threats to Wisconsin Republicans

"Numerous death threats were made against Wisconsin Republican lawmakers last week, but you wouldn't know about it if your only news sources were ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR.

Bucking the boycott was Fox News's Bill O'Reilly Friday."

Buying Your First Mosin Nagant

"That dusky beauty from Tula has her sights set on you, boychik. As for you, well, you can’t wait to finger her trigger. But your friends are telling you to forget it. They say it’ll never work out. You come from two different worlds. She’s too loud, she has a history and you can’t trust her to be a straight shooter. The first chance she gets, they say, she’ll kick you to the curb and cause you pain. Well, you know that she’s a smooth operator because you’ve checked out her action. And even though she used to run with a dangerous crowd, you consider it part of her charm. Most of all, you dirty dog, you can’t keep your sweaty paws off her butt! So you think you’re ready to take her home to meet the family, right? Nyet! Beauty, my friends, is only skin deep. It’s what’s inside that truly counts . . ."


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"The principal debate, then, will likely center around the application of background-check standards to private dealers."

Get that? "Private dealers," as in individuals, as in YOU AND ME. They are grabbing at the "gun show loophole" again, which is to say you or I couldn't give an heirloom to our kids or grandkids without the government's permission IN ADVANCE. It is a grab to control THE ENTIRE PRIVATE SALE OF FIREARMS. Not even King George III was so grasping!

Trump Would Bag Billions From China to Fund U.S. Entitlement Programs

Footage of moment tsunami hit plus before and after shots



Below via Tom

Hover over to see before and after shots.
Japan Earthquake: before and after

Robert P. Scott, Confederate veteran speaks at 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Via Roy, SWR
A Confederate Speaks Of His Experience At Gettysburg

South Paid Disproportionate Share Of Pre-1860 Budget

"Socialism of any type leads to a total destruction of the human spirit."
--Russian dissident and novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)
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"Before the revolution [the South] was the seat of wealth, as well as hospitality....Wealth has fled from the South, and settled in regions north of the Potomac: and this in the face of the fact, that the South, in four staples alone, has exported produce, since the Revolution, to the value of eight hundred millions of dollars; and the North has exported comparatively nothing. Such an export would indicate unparalleled wealth, but what is the fact? ... Under Federal legislation, the exports of the South have been the basis of the Federal revenue.....Virginia, the two Carolinas, and Georgia, may be said to defray three-fourths of the annual expense of supporting the Federal Government; and of this great sum, annually furnished by them, nothing or next to nothing is returned to them, in the shape of Government expenditures. That expenditure flows in an opposite direction - it flows northwardly, in one uniform, uninterrupted, and perennial stream. This is the reason why wealth disappears from the South and rises up in the North. Federal legislation does all this."

Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, 1828; cited at page 49 of The South Was Right!, by James Ronald Kennedy & Walter Donald Kennedy

South Carolina Governor Robert Barnwell Rhett had estimated that of the $927,000,000 collected in duties between 1791 and 1845, the South had paid $711,200,000, and the North $216,000,000. South Carolina Senator James Hammond had declared that the South paid about $50,000,000 and the North perhaps $20,000,000 of the $70,000,000 raised annually by duties. In expenditure of the national revenues, Hammond thought the North got about $50,000,000 a year, and the South only $20,000,000.

When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Succession by Charles Adams
As Adams notes, the South paid an undue proportion of federal revenues derived from tariffs, and these were expended by the federal government more in the North than the South: in 1840, the South paid 84% of the tariffs, rising to 87% in 1860. They paid 83% of the $13 million federal fishing bounties paid to New England fishermen, and also paid $35 million to Northern shipping interests which had a monopoly on shipping from Southern ports. The South, in effect, was paying tribute to the North.

Edward Harding and Raymond Settle

South Paid Disproportionate Share Of Pre-1860 Budget

Gone: A Photographic Plea For Preservation

Gone: A Photographic Plea For Preservation

By Nell Dickerson, Shelby Foote, Robert Hicks (Foreword)

"The Civil War (Sic) had been over for exactly ninety years in 1954, when my cousin, Shelby Foote, published--PILLAR OF FIRE--as part of his novel, Jordan County: A Landscape in Narrative. The book's stories painted a vivid picture of a fictitious Mississippi county steeped in Southern culture.

PILLAR OF FIRE took readers into a heartbreaking and commonplace scene late in the Civil War, when Union troops moved through the civilian South destroying not only plantations but also ordinary homes and cabins.
Gone: A Photographic Plea For Preservation

Plumbers Can Out-Earn Doctors

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"The quality of a college education is deteriorating while the price is going up. Studies prove that students show essentially no gains in learning during their first two years of college. College is so easy that most students can surf through college by spending 50 percent less time studying than previous generations and still achieve a 3.2 grade-point average.

Today, a plumber with a high school diploma can out-earn a teacher, an MBA-holder, and, even a doctor. This is due to factors like rising tuition and student housing costs, the greater number of pre-retirement years spent studying instead of making money, mounting student loan debt and the way the progressive income tax hits a doctor harder than a plumber who will spread his or her wealth over more years in the workforce, Boston University Professor Laurence Kotlikoff explains in Bloomberg"

Exterior 3D Light Show From Portugal. Well Done

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
--Thomas Paine, The Crisis, no 1, 1776

Roundabout via Cousin Colby

Beauty Tips And Suicide Bombing Advice

The cover of Al-Shamikha magazine
Damn, she must be pretty, if I could only see her face........
"Al-Qaeda has launched a women's magazine that mixes beauty and fashion tips with advice on suicide bombings.

Dubbed 'Jihad Cosmo', the glossy magazine's front cover features the barrel of a sub-machine gun next to a picture a woman in a veil.

There are exclusive interviews with martyrs' wives, who praise their husbands' decisions to die in suicide attacks.

The slick, 31-page Al-Shamikha magazine - meaning The Majestic Woman - has advice for singletons on 'marrying a mujahideen'.

Readers are told it is their duty to raise children to be mujahideen ready for jihad.

And the 'beauty column' instructs women to stay indoors with their faces covered to keep a 'clear complexion'."


Ties right in, don't it.........