Interesting Articles from the Interwebz: 1 Mar 2010
The Captain’s Journal, The Media, the New Media, and U. S. Intelligence
- Takeaway: DoD Intelligence is finally recognizing the usefulness of open source intelligence and accurate history as practiced by bloggers sitting in basements, and as compared with the relative uselessness of politicized intelligence coming from the official US intelligence community.
Shannon Love at Chicago Boyz, Why Alternative Power is and will Remain Useless
- Quote: There exists no alternative energy source, no combination of alternative energy sources, and no system of combinations of alternative energy sources that can fully replace a single, coal fired electric plant built with 1930s era technology.
Shannon Love at Chicago Boyz, Does the President actually understand the Concept of Insurance?
- Quote: Liability insurance pays for the damage that you might do to the property and lives of others. Comprehensive pays to repair the damage to your own car. The law requires that you protect the rights of others, it doesn’t require that pay for your own car in any particular way. Everybody knows this.
- Takeaway: Everybody except Obama.
- Upward Bound, which has a 95% rate of rehabilitating at-risk youth and getting them to graduate from four-year colleges, is being cut. Funding to teach fisting in schools is being increased.
- Takeaway: Jennings and GLSEN want homosexual, bisexual and transgender themes taught in every subject at every grade, all the way down to the kindergarten level, maybe even preschool.
Gateway Pundit, 12th Imam Appears, gets arrested by Iranian Regime
- On Friday during the local Friday sermon, in the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbass, a young man presented himself as the Mahdi and claimed to have been sent by God to bring enlightenment and blessings to people. Soon after this however he was arrested by agents of the revolutionary guards.
Belmont Club, Masters of the Unvierse
- Are interstellar aliens likely to be peacemongering progressives, or somewhat more ruthless?
Robert LeFevre at Mises.org, The Birth of a Man
- Takeaway: What is needed is a Declaration of Individual Independence
Liz Blaine at Newsreal, How to Beat Leftists and Astroturfers
- While lurking the web I ran across a set of videos that fall into the “must view” category for conservatives this year. Recorded during Conservative New Media’s workshop the videos focus on tactics used by leftists and astroturfers during the 2008 primaries and election, and methods to defeat them.