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Month: July 2016

Number 437

Number 437 31 July 2016 …the will of the people can be said, albeit disingenuously, to be reflected in the action of those for whom they voted — “the people get the government they deserve” — although the truth is otherwise, for the people know little of the actions taken by their members of Congress and still less of the regulatory maze engineered by the administrative state. The USA’s Next President Clearly, 2016 will be a landmark year for the US presidency. Both major-party candidates are so obviously unqualified that the rational US voter must either select the lesser of two evils, or essentially not attempt to exert any influence at all on the electorate’s choice. Meanwhile, the fact is that the nation just might be plunged into a prolonged crisis, threatening the very survival of the West. If a lot goes wrong…well, the horror could be unimaginable. Historians of the future will agree that The One Leader, while secretive about his background and overall aims, managed to provoke the Republicans into taking drastic steps to restore a measure of good governance. The result, a rejection of normal political practice, has sundered the Republican party and forced dismayed voters of all parties to choose either a candidate who is plagued by incompetence and unprincipled acquisitiveness, or one who promotes the myth of power that tribal leaders always evoke. Though...

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Number 413 12 July 2016 Brilliant individuals are not only more valuable than legions of mediocrity; they are often more valuable than groups that include brilliant individuals. Iran The German intelligence agency tasked with the protection of the nation’s constitution, Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, reports that “…the Iranians have violated the letter of the deal via a clandestine effort to obtain ‘high-level’ nuclear technology without permission from the United Nations Security Council”. (The source used by this newsletter, Commentary, intends its report for subscribers only, but this newsletter’s overseas contributor, The Tramp Abroad, discovered that you can download the German intelligence agency’s report in English from here.) The Iranians are reported to be pestering German industries for advanced nuclear technology, and the Germans realize that is not permitted by the agreement The One Leader and the medal-tosser made with the mad mullahs. Hillary, The Freedom Of Information Act, And Vladimir Putin Do check to see whether the Wall Street Journal has put this commentary behind a pay wall. If it is not freely accessible, read this newsletter’s summary, which follows. Hillary has a long history of hiding her documents from the access which is mandated by the Freedom of Information Act of 1966, as was revealed in a May, 2016 court case. Rather than use government channels of communication, Hillary prefers to resort to protocols that are “private” — even...

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Number 435

Number 435 07 July 2016 …there is no moral, philosophical, or constitutional basis for the proposition that political majorities are “entitled” to rule simply because they are majorities. Will Hillary Withdraw? A rational examination of the facts proves that Hillary is an accomplished serial liar who cannot be trusted with the secrets of her nation’s government (see the first “Ordinary Link” below). If she were not greedy and power-hungry, she would immediately withdraw from public life. Her blunders and falsehoods have revealed her — but not humiliated her. The root of the problem is that the elites know the public will not hold them responsible. Comey, for example, knows his agents will not resign en masse if he does not step down at once, and Hillary knows her voters will not abandon her. The USA has exactly the ruling class it deserves. Until the voters decide they have had enough lies and malfeasance, things can only get worse. The Only Accurate View Of Hillary’s Email Imbroglio This, as John Podhoretz writes (quoting Andrew C. McCarthy) in Commentary, is what matters: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm...

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Number 434

Number 434 05 July 2016 …if ever we are to attain a final theory in biology, we will surely, surely have to understand the commingling of self-organization and selection. We will have to see that we are the natural expressions of a deeper order. Ultimately we will discover in our creation myth that we are expected after all. Money, Hillary, And The US Department Of State The world has found out about Rajiv K. Fernando. That’s important. In fact, if you are a US voter who hopes to see Hillary back in the White House, you might be concerned that too many people are finding out altogether too much about Rajiv. Use a good search engine to see what the internet knows about Rajiv: enter his name as a search term, and then add to it the words “hillary state department isab”. Yes, this is how far Hillary will go to help those who help her. (“Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” -J. Unruh.) Hillary partisans will have to find ways to dismiss the Fernando scandal as small beer, while Trump supporters will say it is yet more evidence that the next president of the USA really is dirty. Read one or two of the reports your internet search suggested, and ask yourself whether your personal ethics are going to influence your vote. Security, Hillary, And The US...

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