GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/not-single-christian-church-left-afghanistan-says-state-department

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department
By Edwin Mora
October 10, 2011

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(CNSNews.com) — There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan’s new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

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Can someone remind me what our objectives are in the AfPak region?

Was religious freedom on the list?

BYOB

Bring the girls and boys home now!

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RANT: Last Night’s Debate

http://www.keywestlou.com/2011/10/good-morning-world-this-morning-is-same.html

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I stayed home last night. Wanted to watch the Republican debate at 9. I could not find it on my TV. I have over 300 channels available to me, yet could not get the debate. A bummer.

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It was on the “Bloomberg” channel by all the finance channels. And it was live on line on bloomberg dot com.

It was interesting. Only Cain and Paul have a unique message. Would have like to have seen more argument between pro-FED Cain and anti-FED Paul over the very existence of the banking cartel.

Cain’s 999 plan took a lot of flak. I’m not sure anyone was listening when Bachman put a torpedo midships of it when she (correctly) pointed out that the National Sales Tax would lead to a Value Added Tax all in ADDITION to the income tax giving the politicians more money to spend.

That’s the argument against any type of tax “reform”. Be it flat tax, fair tax, or rich tax. It’s all just giving more power to the Gooferment.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Greed?

http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/republican-party-benefits-from-obama-errors/

REPUBLICAN PARTY BENEFITS FROM OBAMA ERRORS
By Dick Morris

“The weakness of capitalism is greed. The weakness of socialism is corruption.”

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Not sure I agree with Dick on this.

I agree with the Gecko character “Greed is good”. It’s the lubricant that induces crotchety humans to cooperate. By following what they see as their own best interests, they are motivated to work harder. Until we figure out how ants coordinate, we need everyone working intelligently. Once each one gets all they are willing to pay for, there’s a complex calculus that shares the “satisfaction” and “dissatisfaction” roughly equally.

The weakness of capitalism is that the calculus is not obvious. There are no guarantees. Not there are any in life under any system. Or anywhere on the planet.

The weakness of socialism is that it makes promises it can’t keep. That “each according to his needs” nonsense ignores the teachings of the dismal science.

Look at the attempts to “legislate” equality. If you look at truly free markets, it’s like a series of elections in real time. That what “prices” in the marketplace communicate more than we realize. How much is an actor willing to pay while balancing supply with demand. That’s a key fact. It’s both the strength and the weakness.

You can be fooled by promises of “free lunch” and fail to see the market as mechanism to induce cooperation.

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