NEWJERSEY: Take advice aimed at California. Now!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/california-bailout-reckless-or-inevitable/

June 21, 2009, 9:13 pm
California Bailout, Impossible or Inevitable?
By The Editors

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The Obama administration has told California not to expect a federal bailout. So how should the state deal with its $24.3 billion shortfall? Can it save itself? Or is it likely that the taxpayers of Iowa and Utah will end up picking up the tab of the state that represents an eighth of the nation’s economy? We asked Ron Paul and others for their views on what has to happen next.

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Don’t Reward Exorbitance
Ron Paul, a United States representative from Texas and a medical doctor, is the founder of Campaign for Liberty. He ran for president in 2008 and is the author of “The Revolution: A Manifesto” and “End the Fed.”

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Californians know they are overtaxed

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Instead of seeking federal aid, California should cut spending, rethink some of its unsustainable public pension programs, tame down the expensive and failed drug war, and repeal regulations that discourage economic growth. According to a 2008 piece by The Independent Institute’s William Shughart, the state owns more than 20,000 buildings and 6.7 million acres of land, a portion of which is “surplus” property that could be sold to private owners.

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Sounds like advice that New Jersey could use as well!

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GUNS: Teaching self-defense

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2009/tle523-20090614-01.html

Letter from A.X. Perez

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In spite of warnings that submission to violent criminals only leads to their becoming more vicious, many liberals continue to advise not arming oneself to fight back, Their claim is that most people lack adequate training to fight back. It would be better to increase training.

Therefore the following is proposed as a change to publicly funded education (as long as we are stuck with public funded education.):

Students are to be trained in self defense with and without weapons from kindergarten through graduation from high school and even into undergraduate school in college. Besides instilling in people the necessary skills to defend themselves this should help instill the self confidence and independent spirit appropriate for members of a society of free people. It should also provide physical activity leading to pulmonary and cardiovascular health, greater physical strength, coordination, and flexibility.

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Now that’s a great idea. Wish it had been around when I was growing up.

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SERVICE: ALUMTWEET doesn’t support adding schools?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

# jasperjottingsIcon_lockhttp://alumtweet.com – Doesn’t have Manhattan Prepless than 5 seconds ago from web

# jasperjottings Just added myself to http://alumtweet.com – Manhattan Prep ’64 and Manhattan College ’68

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INTERESTING: Massachusetts is the latest example of why socialism doesn’t work

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/06/03/the-economic-case-for-health-care-reform/

The Economic Case for Health Care Reform
Posted by Michael D. Tanner

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Ultimately, controlling costs requires someone to say “no,” whether the government (as in single-payer systems with global budgets), insurers (managed care) or health care consumers themselves (by desire or ability to pay). In reality, any health care reform will have to confront the fact that the biggest single reason costs keep rising is that the American people keep buying more and more health care.

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We have examples of bad results from “health care solutions”:

(1) the VA;

(2) Canada;

(3) England;

(4) Medicare;

(5) Medicaid;

(6) Massachusetts!

Argh!

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