Liberals have a very difficult time recognizing radical Islam. They have an even harder time uttering these words, or other words like, terrorism, jihadism and radical muslim. The left does not have difficulty blaming Christians for every perceived injustice, so why cant they blame jihadists for the Boston Marathon attack, the London beheading or Benghazi? Find out why on this ZoNation.
Archive for May, 2013
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Markets are much more than multinational corporations, banking firms, and stock brokerages on Wall Street, though all of those things are the result of a market system.Sound economies, from the biggest multinational banks to a childs sidewalk lemonade stand, operate on the principles of private property and exchange. These concepts are the building blocks of free societies, and it is the system of countless small trades, taken as a whole, that we call “the market.”It is important to note that these trades are positive sum win-win situations: each party agrees to a trade because they value what theyre getting more than what theyre giving up.And when those trades are voluntary–when nothing is preventing people from making trades or forcing people to make trades–that results in a free market, which makes everyone healthier, wealthier, more peaceful, and more technologically advanced.Thats what libertarians mean when they defend the free market.
Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle’s wife, gave a somewhat emotional speech May 3, 2013 at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and known as the most lethal sniper in American military history,
On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Kyle and a companion, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at the Rough Creek Lodge shooting range in Erath County, Texas by 25-year-old fellow veteran Eddie Ray Routh, whom Kyle and Littlefield had purportedly taken to the gun range in an effort to help him with his post traumatic stress disorder
“Our species does these amazing things, but we’re not very good at governing ourselves,” says acclaimed science writer Charles Mann, who is author most recently of 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS. “Every time I feel really optimistic I look at something the government has done and I want to shoot myself.”
Mann joined the New York Times’ John Tierney for a wide-ranging discussion of government, human ingenuity, energy, agriculture, history, and the environment at an event hosted by the Reason Foundation at New York City’s Museum of Sex, which was held on April 24, 2013.
Tierney and Mann discussed why the industrial revolution wouldn’t have happened without imported rubber (1:40); why the locavore movement (of which Mann counts himself a member) is a fraud (3:58); how China screwed up its agriculture (8:30); Mann’s debate with best-selling writer and agricultural determinist Jared Diamond(16:20); why humans won’t exhaust all resources necessary for their survival (as a zebra mussel might) (21:20); how new methods for extracting methane hydrates, which are natural gas molecules trapped under the seafloor, could double existing energy reserves (23:00); and whether he’s concerned about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracking (54:33).