Why did ISIS attack Paris? Where did they learn to do so?


Good analysis!

Fabius Maximus website

Summary: Amidst the mad cries for reprisals to the Paris attacks, cries for a wider war and more bloodshed, a few voices speak rationally about the causes of the attacks, our foe’s reasoning, and likely ways to end (rather than expand) the war. This essay by Ahmed Rashid is one of the best I’ve seen. Unfortunately I suspect these voices will be shouted down by louder voices using the attacks for their personal political and economic gains, as they were after 9/11.

“In fact none of these targets is random. What they show is that ISIS is now determined to launch attacks against those states that are waging war against it. … Nothing would be more effective in combating ISIS than the successful conclusion of the joint peace plan that is now being negotiated between the big powers and Syrian groups,…”

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, from the Feb 2015 issue of Dabiq Undated photo of Abdelhamid Abaaoud from the Feb 2015…

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Thirty-Eight Years Of Subsidies


Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach On April 18, 1977, President Jimmy Carter announced his new energy policy. His speech included the following predictions of a dire future unless we repented of our evil ways: I know that some of you may doubt that we face real energy shortages. The 1973 gasoline lines are gone, and […]

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/05/thirty-eight-years-of-subsidies/

When messaging collides with science: The ‘Hottest Year Ever’ Inside a Global Warming ‘Pause’?


  Excerpt  from a story by statistician William M. Briggs There are two stories floating around about the state of the earth’s atmosphere. Both are believed true by government-funded scientists and the environmentally minded. The situation is curious because the stories don’t mesh. Yet, as I said, both are believed. Worse, neither is true. Story number one […]

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/09/23/when-messaging-collides-with-science-the-hottest-year-ever-inside-a-global-warming-pause/

How SCOTUS perverted the “equal protection” clause of Sec. 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.


By Publius Huldah 1. Harvard Professor Raoul Berger’s meticulously documented book, Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment, proves by means of  thousands of quotes from the Congressional Debates, that the purpose of Sec. 1 of  the 14th Amendment was to extend citizenship to freed slaves and to protect them from southern Black […]

https://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/how-scotus-perverted-the-equal-protection-clause-of-sec-1-of-the-fourteenth-amendment/

Marxist Law in both Theory and Practice


Marxism, Law and Evolution: Marxist Law in both Theory and Practice by Augusto Zimmermann  Evolutionary influences are especially visible in Marxist legal theory. Because Marx rejected the God of Creation, he was deeply scornful of the doctrine of human sin, and convinced that the evolution of human nature would lead to its absolute perfection. Marx […]

https://gospelbbq.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/marxist-law-in-both-theory-and-practice/

Is It Time To Stop The Insanity Of Wasting Time and Money On More Climate Models?


Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Nearly every single climate model prediction, projection or whatever else they want to call them has been wrong. Weather forecasts beyond 72 hours typically deteriorate into their error bands. The UK Met Office summer forecast was wrong again. I have lost track of the number of times they were wrong. […]

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/09/14/is-it-time-to-stop-the-insanity-of-wasting-time-and-money-on-more-climate-models/

WHEN may courts lawfully strike down, under the “supremacy clause”, State laws and provisions in State Constitutions?


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By Publius Huldah

The courts have lawful authority under the supremacy clause of the federal Constitution (Art. VI, clause 2) to overturn SOME Amendments to State Constitutions and SOME State laws.

It depends on whether the State provision conflicts with the federal Constitution, or with an Act of Congress which is authorized by the Constitution, or with a Treaty which is authorized by the Constitution.

For example: Say a State law says you have to be 45 years old to run for President. That would conflict with Art. II, Sec. 1, clause 5, US Constitution, which establishes 35 years as the minimum age requirement. State laws can’t contradict the Constitution. So a court could properly strike down the State law which says Presidents must be at least 45 years old.

Do you see? The State Law, or State Constitutional provision, or State judicial opinion must CONTRADICT something in the…

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New Study Finds Criminals Get Guns From Friends and Family


Gun control doesn’t work. A study released by Duke University illustrates why. In an interview of 99 Chicago criminals in a Cook County prison, it was found that most of the guns obtained by the criminals were received from friends and family members or from illegal purchases, not from purchases at gun shows or gun […]

https://theworldrenewed.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/new-study-finds-criminals-get-guns-from-friends-and-family/