Must Reads For The Week 7/26/14

The pen is mightier than the sword...

 The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

‘Guns Are Welcome”  At One Restaurant, Bucks A Trend, by Zach Noble, at theblaze.com. After seeing a story about a restaurant being robbed two days after posting a ‘No Weapons Allowed’ sign; Sharma Floyd posted a ‘Guns Are Welcome’ sign at her restaurant. The result was an increase in business.

Psych Patient Shoots Two At Hospital, Doctor Returns Fire And Stops Shooter, at philly.com. Here is an excerpt from the article, “It was not clear why Silverman, a doctor for nearly 25 years, was armed at the office. Bernice Ho, a spokeswoman for Mercy Fitzgerald, said Thursday it was against hospital policy for anyone other than security guards to carry weapons.”  Yeadon chief of Police Donald Molineux said Silverman, “without a doubt saved lives.”  Thank God Dr. Silverman disobeyed hospital policy and had a weapon. I bet it’s a 50/50 chance the Dr. will get in trouble for breaking the rule, because the anti gun crowd lacks any common sense.

White House ‘Quietly’ Exempts 4.5 Million People In 5 “Territories” From Obamacare, at zerohedge.com. American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Marina Islands, and Virgin Islands were exempted from Obamacare because the cost of health care in these U.S. Territories was rising due to Obamacare. How can a State become a territory of the United States? It seems to be a much better deal.

To Make Elite Schools ‘Fair”, City Will Punish Poor Asians, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The admission process at New York’s specialized High Schools is being challenged by the NAACP in a civil-rights complaint against competitive admissions testing that has been around for 70 Years. The group that will be hurt most will be the growing  poor Asian-American immigrants whose kids do very well on the tests. When will these social engineers understand that people’s abilities can’t be made equal. You can’t produce a photo finish in a race by starting slower runners in front of faster runners, or by making faster runners wear a weighted vest. Can’t the social planners let each individual succeed or fail to whatever degree he chooses to define success or failure? Read the C.S. Lewis quote in my quote section.

The Administration Wants Economic Patriotism From Companies Dodging Taxes, at lasvegassun.com. Here is an excerpt from the article. “The President demanded ‘economic patriotism’ from U.S. companies who use legal means to avoid taxes and regulation through overseas mergers. “I don’t care if it’s legal”, Obama said, “It’s wrong”. The corporate tax rate in the U.S is one of the highest in the world. Of course these companies are going to try to legally pay as little tax as possible just like every other red blooded American does every April 15. The treasury is estimated to lose $17 billion over the next decade if the policy continues. That’s not even $2 billion a year, which is nothing compared to the Feds open market money laundering policy of printing 100’s of billions of dollars and purchasing government debt.

Man Chocked To Death by NYC Police For Selling Illegal Cigarettes, by Liz Klimas, at theblaze.com. and Young Girl Assaulted by Three Cops For Breaking Curfew, at libertypenblog.blogspot.com. The breakdown of the rule of law starts when our politicians and bureaucrats don’t have to comply with the law. As a result citizens are not as willing to comply with orders given by people in positions of authority who are lumped in with the bigger group of political and bureaucratic law breakers. Situations like these result in citizens having less trust in cops, and cops having less trust in citizens. You’ll see more and more of this if Government, laws, and regulations aren’t rolled back. On a side note, shouldn’t the President be in front of the cameras saying these cops “acted stupidly”, like he did when his friend, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr, was arrested by police (read here)?

Three Kansas City Cops Stop To Play Pick Up Game, After Seeing Boys Playing Hoops In Street, by Jonathon M. Seidl, at theblaze.com. Since I just blasted cops, it’s only right that I post this article. I’d like to think most cops are probably like these guys. Where are the  Andy Griffiths.

My Letter To The Financial Times, London re: Eurozone Needs Quantitative Easing, by Partick Barron, at partickbarron.blogspot.com. Patrick Barron torpedoes a few myths about the benefits of Quantitative Easing in one short paragraph.

Bordering On Madness, by Thomas Sowell, at jewishworldreview.com. Thomas Sowell’s analysis of the border situation, immigration policy, and cultures. This is Dr. Sowell at his best.

General Patton’s Summer of 1944, by Victor Davis Hanson, at victorhanson.com. I’ve always been interested in WWII because my Uncle was in the 82nd Airborne. He fought in the D-Day invasion, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. This article brought back some memories of my Uncle, and of the movie Patton which, came out when I was in High School.

 

 

 

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