October 15 – News, View & Issues


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News, views and issues to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge careful, deliberate thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.



“[E]ven our Commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favours or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of Commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing with Powers so disposed; in order to give trade a stable course.” –George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
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On The Left
Europe’s Debt Isn’t The Issue; Slow Growth Is – Investors.com
10/14/2011 06:07 PM ET – BERLIN — Europe is facing its most severe challenge since 1945. If the Greek crisis morphs into an Italian crisis, the entire structure of post-World War II Europe could unravel. …

On The Right
OWS’ Program? Distract From Dems’ Failures – Investors.com
10/14/2011 06:07 PM ET – What do you do if you can’t run on your record — on 9% unemployment, stagnant growth and ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see? How to run when you are asked whether Americans …

Number of layoff notices doubles – Politiken Denmark
The number of notices issues in September was almost double that of August, rising from 1,186 to 2,098, according to the latest figures from the Labour Market Board.



Energy Rules: Why America is Foreign Oil Dependent – CBN News
PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska – The Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System is one of the largest in the world, stretching more than 800 miles. When the system began, it delivered 25 percent of the nation’s domestic crude supply. But today, the flow is in danger.



Obama plans to turn anti-Wall Street anger on Mitt Romney, Republicans – Washington Post
President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at Wall Street into a central tenet of their reelection strategy.

Brutal: The Obama Administration’s Epic Friday News Dump – Townhall
It’s a classic Beltway tradition: Release unflattering and unhelpful stories just before a weekend, in hopes of mitigating their political impact. As Tim Carney notices, it’s been quite a Friday for the Obama administration.



Texas Warns Parents About Drug Organizations Recruiting Kids – FOX News
International organizations have set up command networks in Texas looking for young recruits to use for drug trafficking



Medieval History 1529 – The Siege of Vienna
Siege of Vienna ends as the Austrians rout the invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.

Revolution 1780 – British retreat from Middleburgh
A combined force of 1,000 British regulars, Hessians, Loyalists and Indians, led by Loyalist Sir John Johnson and Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant, attempts an unsuccessful attack upon Middleburgh (or Middle Fort), New York, on this day in 1780.

Civil War 1863 – Confederate submarine sinks during tests
On this day in 1863, the C.S.S. Hunley, the world’s first successful combat submarine, sinks during a test run, killing its inventor and seven crewmembers.

Science History 1878 – Thomas Edison established the Edison Electric Light Company in N.Y. City
With a syndicate of leading financiers, including J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilts, who advanced him $30,000 for research and development.

Old West 1880 – Chiricahua Apache leader Victorio is killed south of El Paso, Texas
The warrior Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists of all time, dies this day, in 1880, in the Tres Castillos Mountains south of El Paso, Texas.



China’s leaders begin key meeting – BBC Asia Pacific
China’s Communist Party central committee begins its last plenum before leadership changes next year, with culture as the chosen theme.

Freedom Confronts Tyranny: A Visit to the Demilitarized Zone – American Thinker
Nowhere on earth does the contrast between freedom and tyranny, and their corollary prosperity and poverty, reveal itself more vividly than on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has boomed, producing an ultramodern high tech society whose corporate giants vie for leadership in global industry after industry, and whose popular culture is consumed all over East Asia.

Jesse Jackson: Swedes are better than this – The Local Sweden
Reverend Jesse Jackson called for global unity in a speech in Lund on Wednesday night, telling students “it is in your interest to fight for multiculturalism,” in a visit prompted by the slave auction controversy in April.



MS can be diagnosed early with ‘electronic nose’ – JPost Health & Science
Young chemical engineer and colleagues at Technion has been proven to detect lung and other cancers from breath, also multiple sclerosis. The “electronic nose,” developed by a young chemical engineer and his colleagues at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, has been proven to detect lung and other cancers from breath. It has also succeeded in diagnosing in the same way multiple sclerosis.



Gun Groups Decry ‘Unacceptable’ Proposal to Ban Target Shooting on Western Parkland – FOX News
Gun enthusiasts are rallying opposition to a string of new federal proposals that could close off hundreds of thousands of acres in the open West to target shooting.

Herman Cain’s A Gun Control Moderate



Russia asked to join ExoMars project – BBC Sci/Env
Europe has formally invited Russia to participate in space missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018.
A “yes” from the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) may be the only way of saving the missions which are at risk of cancellation due to lack of funds.

Ideas that could change our world – BBC Tech



A Dolphin’s Tale
“A Dolphin’s Tale” is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

The movie version centers on a boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin’s tail. The marine mammal’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.

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