Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 680)
 

What If The People Say “No” – Lessons From Forced Collectivization

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 1:38pm 10/28/2008 at 1:38pm

The heart of Obama’s tax plan is taking from the “rich” and giving to the less rich. Yet Obama’s tax plan is based on a fallacy that the “rich” will not change their economic behavior in reaction to higher tax rates.

History tells us, however, that economic redistribution plans fail because the...

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It’s 3 a.m. and the Prime Minister of Israel is Calling

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 12:48am 10/28/2008 at 12:48am

Think the Article and Video are farfetched? See this 10/31/2008 report: Syrian 3rd Army moves south from Iraq border to face Lebanon and Israel and this 11/3/2008 report: Syria moves more tank-artillery forces south to Israel border, “Senior IDF officers and some Western military sources are perplexed by the Israeli government’s...

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The “Richest 5%” Are The New Kulaks

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2008 at 8:17pm 10/27/2008 at 8:17pm

Comrades! The revolt by the five kulak volost’s must be suppressed without mercy. The interest of the entire revolution demands this, because we have now before us our final decisive battle “with the kulaks.” We need to set an example.

1) You need to hang (hang without fail, so that the public...

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Fear Stalks The Land

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2008 at 9:18am 10/27/2008 at 9:18am

I created this blog after a conversation with a good friend of mine, someone I respect tremendously for his personal strength under pressure. The topic turned to politics (he brought it up), and we had quite the argument (still friends) over the election. My friend supports Obama, and was shocked that...

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Who Will Be Left When Obama Comes for Us?

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 10:26am 10/26/2008 at 10:26am

Barack Obama has vilified a small minority to whip up popular anger. Obama has turned that anger into political support. While Obama portrays himself as a new style of politician, the mistreatment of a small minority to gain popular support is one of the oldest tricks in the political book. History...

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The Press has Destroyed Our Right to a Free and Fair Press

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Posted by    Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 9:18am 10/25/2008 at 9:18am

The mainstream media has been so biased in this election, that most journalists no longer deserve the title. So says ABC News journalist Michael Malone in a great blog post:

“The traditional media is playing a very, very dangerous game. With its readers, with the Constitution, and with its own fate.

The...

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The Obama Market – The McCain Recovery

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Posted by    Friday, October 24, 2008 at 4:47pm 10/24/2008 at 4:47pm

Respected financial journalist Charles Gasparino has an excellent article, entitled An Obama Panic? In the article, Gasparinio makes a point the mainstream media ignores: While Obama certainly did not cause the credit and market crisis, the fear of an Obama victory is fueling the crisis. As the election nears, and Obama...

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It Would Be So Much Easier

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:15pm 10/22/2008 at 7:15pm

It would be so much easier to jump on the Obama bandwagon, to imagine hope, to wish for the Dear Leader to save us, to be popular with those who are oh so smart, to be polite at cocktail parties, to cower in silence, to simply take what we are given,...

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Joe Biden Read My Article and Agrees!

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2008 at 11:02am 10/20/2008 at 11:02am

Actually, I don’t know if Joe Biden read my article, A Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain, and whether he agrees. But Biden made a point that the world would try to test Obama because of Obama’s lack of experience. I made a similar point in my article, that the ...

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“A Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain” at American Thinker

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 9:23pm 10/18/2008 at 9:23pm

Look for my article, A Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain, at American Thinker website.

 
 
 

“Strict Construction” Helps the Democrats – Horrors

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2008 at 12:25pm 10/17/2008 at 12:25pm

The United States Supreme Court has vacated a 6th Circuit injunction requiring the Ohio Secretary of State to implement procedures to prevent voter fraud. The Supreme Court decision is here, http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/08A332.pdf.

Of note, the Supreme Court decided the c...

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Is This Market Volatility the End of Capitalism?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 1:01pm 10/16/2008 at 1:01pm

Are we witnessing the end of capitalism? Has it ever been this bad?





Do these charts show the end of capitalism? I guess that depends on how you look at things.

The first chart tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1920-1940, when the average went from a high of 380.33 in 1929,...

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Risk in the Mortgage Industry Spurred Meltdown

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:38am 10/16/2008 at 10:38am

Here is a link to my article, published in The Ithaca Journal, on how “Risk in the Mortgage Industry Spurred Meltdown”: http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/OPINION02/809270304/1014/NEWS17 .

 
 
 

“Joe The Plumber” and Obama’s Zero-Sum Game

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:01am 10/16/2008 at 10:01am

Joe the Plumber made it to prime time in last night’s debate. In fact, just about the only thing anyone will remember about the debate is the name Joe the Plumber.

Joe the Plumber first became known when he confronted Barack Obama during a campaign stop, complaining that Obama’s tax plan would...

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Will 401(k)’s Disappear in the Interest of “Fairness”?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 12:37pm 10/15/2008 at 12:37pm

From Investment News:

House Democrats contemplate abolishing 401(k) tax breaks

Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion 401(k) system, including the elimination of most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks that 401(k) investors receive.

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Jim...

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“Race” As Political Weapon

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 7:51am 10/15/2008 at 7:51am

Many people talk about the use of the “race card.” Playing the race card does not mean talking about race or discrimination, which are legitimate political and moral issues. Playing the race card is the use of false accusations of racism to shape the political debate and stifle political opposition.

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Don’t Say No One Told You So

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 8:39am 10/14/2008 at 8:39am

“PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.

He promised “fundamental changes” in US foreign policy – saying America must “heal wounds” it has caused to other nations, revive...

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