By: Don Casey
The global society is experiencing the repercussions from the first tidal wave associated with the “wrenching transformation” referenced by Al Gore in his book, “Earth in the Balance”.
This initial destructive wave (financial in nature) is due to the commitment by the majority of the governments of the world to provide a house for every form of family unit. Thus, this commitment, from the United Nations 1995 Habitat II Conference would be listed as priority one in the June 2001 “United States – Habitat II” Progress Report. Referencing this ill-fated policy, the report states:
From Reason comes a story straight out of the world of Aldous Huxley:
Grandma’s pillbox with the days of the week neatly marked is set to go high tech. Tiny edible chips will replace the organizer, tracking when patients take their pills (or don’t) and monitoring the effects of the drugs they’re taking. Proteus, a Redwood City, California, company, has created tiny chips out of silicon grains that, once swallowed, activate in the stomach. The chips send a signal to an external patch that monitors vital parameters such as heart rate, temperature, state of wakefulness or body angle.
I have shifted between anger and humor at the recent outcry from liberals concerning the invitation issued by President-elect Obama to Pastor Rick Warren to lead in prayer at the Obama inauguration. Consider that Presidents of both parties traditionally asked Evangelist Billy Graham to lead in prayer at their respective inaugurations. Graham was long considered America’s Pastor and one might wonder if Rick Warren might be assuming that same role.
I thought the Dino Rossi v. Chris Gregoire gubernatorial race in Washington state back in 2004 was close, eventually ending with Gregoire winning by 129 votes. However, the Al Franken v. Norm Coleman race for Minnesota’s senate seat is proving far more close:
As the U.S. Senate recount approaches another crossroad today, it appears that DFLer Al Franken’s recently attained lead over Republican Sen. Norm Coleman could narrow to double digits.
I have hopes of Obama putting forth policies that will begin to “Restore the Republic”, as I should with any new incoming administration. But I haven’t been pleased with what I’ve seen so far and I’m following the Change Gauge with much interest. I am a pretty big fan of bumper stickers and T-Shirts and of all the bumper stickers I’ve seen, I thought this one was pretty good:
A peculiar story takes shape in the United Kingdom:
Human rights advocates, parliamentarians and Holocaust memorial organizations are among those vocally condemning a plan to broadcast a Christmas speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on BBC’s Channel 4 as a counterpoint to the Queen’s traditional message.
Even political bloggers take a break for holidays, so we at United Liberty wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy reading some of our past stories.
While the drug war takes a hefty toll on those who are incarcerated stateside for drug-related offenses, it takes an even more gruesome toll for victims of drug cartels south of the border:
Nine men’s heads were found in plastic bags in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero early Sunday. Eight of them were eventually identified as belonging to soldiers, and the ninth was a lawyer.
Residents of Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, found the heads before dawn, and hours later located the bodies elsewhere, local police said. They also discovered a message containing a reference to the country’s illegal drug trade, a local official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Last Thursday, the Brighton (MI) City Council approved a local ordinance that tickets anyone caught annoying others in public “by word of mouth, sign or motions.” This is perhaps one of the most obvious infringements on free speech in this nation’s history. Considering the fact that this Amendment has been incorporated to the states since the 1920’s, can anyone please inform me on how this does not violate the First Amendment which reads-
The GOP chief knows the gig is up:
In a frank and private memo sent today to Republican National Commitee members, the RNC chairman acknowledges that the GOP has grown too addicted to ideology, places politics before policy, and is bereft of ideas — and that it’s imperative that the party shift towards a genuine effort to develop concrete policy solutions to people’s problems in order to rescue itself.
I have a few quick ideas: