Points to Ponder LXVII

Here’s the first story: Minority Report Realized: Creepy Homeland Security Mobile ‘Malintent’ Pre-Crime Screening System to Scan Americans at Large Events Passes First Round of Testing Straight out of Minority Report a new Homeland Security program would subject Americans to pre-crime interrogations and physiological scans to detect people who are intending to commit a terrorist…

Why Saul Alinsky is STILL Relevant Today

The dedication inside “Rules for Radicals” “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.” Reblogger from: The…

The ‘linsky Lindy

The ‘linsky Lindy –Joe Bakanovic, July 24, 2012 Saul Alinksy, the hero of the American Left, News Media and author of the Leftist guide book to community organizing and radical revolution, “Rules for Radicals,” devised a set of rules for disrupting one’s political opponents while pushing your own political agenda.  These rules have become so…

The Price of Media Collaboration

The Price of Media Collaboration –Joe Bakanovic, July 24, 2012 In recent years, much has been made of what is now an established pattern of the American news media getting stories wrong and damaging innocent citizens and organizations. Sometimes these damaging stories result in a retraction and an apology, but often times, it doesn’t and,…

More Firepower II

Professor Reynolds of Instapundit notes that he made the point that I have been trying to make in an article five years ago: In fact, some mass shootings have been stopped by armed citizens. Though press accounts downplayed it, the 2002 shooting at Appalachian Law School was stopped when a student retrieved a gun from…

The Myth of the “Angry Right” In The Age Of Obama

Gabriel Malor of Ace of Spades HQ fame, notes in a New York Post opinion piece how the media rushes to blame violent events on the right in the Age of Obama –  and manages to be wrong 100% of the time: September 2009: The discovery of hanged census-taker Bill Sparkman in rural Kentucky fueled…

The End Of Fiat Money?

Barron’s interviews Stephanie Pomboy and she thinks it is possible: That the Fed will be a presence in the Treasury market for a long, long, long time. Some believe that, with another round of quantitative easing, we move forward, emerge from the morass, and the need for further intervention will dissipate. But the Fed is…