What Obama’s America Has In Common With the Theocracy of Iran
TEHRAN — In their early 30s, married, and with prospects for successful careers, Bita and Sherag could be contemplating the logical next step in their lives: becoming parents. But for them and an increasing number of young, middle-class Iranians who are deeply pessimistic over their country’s future, raising a child is one of the last things on their minds. – HT: New York Times You | Read More »
Tech at Night: No privacy regulation until we see evidence people want any.
We missed Tech on Monday because of Memorial Day, but I was sick anyway so it wasn’t happening. Still getting over my cold though, so this tech is about 2 hours late.
Here’s your periodic reminder that kids and teenagers shouldn’t be online unsupervised. Adult sexual predators are actively hunting them to take advantage of them.
Keeping data Internet-accessible is inherently dangerous to your privacy. Internet security is spotty but still users don’t actually quit services that gather their data, as their outrage is always short lived. People want convenience and innovation so I reject calls for bigger government to try to use FTC to enforce a privacy few actually want.
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Stand with Ted Cruz Against Iran Making a Terrorist its UN Ambassdor
Iran, being the ever-present thorn in our side that it is, has decided that Hamid Aboutalebi should be its next UN Ambassador. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Mr. Aboutalebi has a shady past, to say the least. In fact, he was connected to the 1979 Tehran Embassy Takeover should be its next UN Ambassador. . As the International Business Times notes: The | Read More »
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, Oregon): soft on Iran, for apparently most of my life.
I appreciate the Oregonian nervously reporting* about the Washington Free Beacons’s chronicling of Senator Jeff Merkley’s knee-jerk tendency to apologize for a regime that hangs homosexuals and adulterers: I might not have gotten to it for a while otherwise. Anyway, it’s depressing how unsurprising this report is: The senator who fronted a campaign against new sanctions on Iran earlier this year has since 1979 been | Read More »
The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House is the title of a book by Edward Klein that was first published May 15, 2012. The Google eBook synopsis of this publication says: “It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein in his new political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in | Read More »
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Dear #EuroMaidan: President @BarackObama Is Not Your Friend
Everyone remembers this, no? I dare you not to view that video with fresh new eyes. I mean, do you honestly think that Obama’s statement was showing support for you guys? Ha! Peggy Noonan frisks the statement*: Here is what Mr. Obama said Wednesday, as the moment approached crisis in Kiev: The U.S. holds the Ukrainian government “primarily responsible” for restoring peace. “We expect peaceful | Read More »
The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Michael Rubin to talk about his new book, the Obama administration’s foreign policy and how this diplomatic strategy has impacted the world.
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Senate Democrats Exposed on Iran
The media is constantly bemoaning the lack of bipartisanship in Congress, with the lion’s share of their scorn directed at conservatives for being too “intransigent.” Well, almost the entire Senate GOP Conference – both moderate and conservative members – actually united behind a Democrat-sponsored bill to implement sanctions on Iran. Yet, the Democrats and their allies are spoiling this superlative opportunity to work together on | Read More »
Obama on Iran: Give Peace A Chance
“My preference is for peace and diplomacy, and this is one of the reasons why I’ve sent a message to Congress that now is not the time for us to impose new sanctions; now is the time for us to allow the diplomats and technical experts to do their work. We will be able to monitor and verify whether or not the interim agreement is being followed through on, and if it is not, we’ll be in a strong position to respond. But what we want to do is give diplomacy a chance and give peace a chance.”
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Shorter @BarackObama: We totally trust Iran
This little gem was in my e-mail this morning, courtesy the ForiegnPolicy.com MidEast Brief: U.S. President Barack Obama made a rare threat to veto legislation after a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if an interim nuclear agreement fails. Despite pressure from the Obama administration, on Thursday a group of 26 republican and democratic senators filed a | Read More »
Quelle Surprise! Five years of Barack Obama undermining American influence in the world…
The American military is the most powerful in the world. Indeed, we spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined. As one might expect, that amount of military spending translates into a lot of influence around the world, far beyond the bases in Germany or the battlefields of Afghanistan. From leading NATO to acting as the last – and in reality the | Read More »
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Obama’s Munich Moment
On Saturday night, in a truly obvious attempt to deflect attention from his dismal domestic problems, Obama announced to the world an “interim” deal over Iran’s nuclear aspirations. It should also be mentioned that this announcement was hardly worthy of interrupting the Saturday night broadcast line ups. On Sunday, unless you are one of the adoring fans of anything Obama says or does, the fallout | Read More »
Eugene McCarthy Erotic Fan Fiction
This deal with Iran is fascinating in that it appears to not really be a deal at all. “The final details of a nuclear agreement signed over the weekend between Iran and Western nations will not actually go into effect until further negotiations take place at a later date, according to a senior administration official and sources on Capitol Hill.” If the deal happens, it | Read More »
Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D, MT) wants us to ‘cozy up’ to Iran.
His words, not mine. That first link is to the video: text below. “What’s interesting is not that we are going to have a treaty with Iran, it’s going to tip the balance away from the Saudis and the Egyptians to the Persians, the enemies for the last 3,000 years to the Arabs,” he said, pointing out that he had lived in the Middle East | Read More »
Obama: If Iran likes their nuke policy, they can keep it. Period.
But I’ll bet the Appeaser-in-Chief keeps this “you-can-keep-your-policy” promise unlike the one made to Americans under the domestic equivalent of the bomb, known as Obamacare. President Barack Obama is a serial liar but, like a stopped clock, occasionally also tells the truth. For instance, he promised skyrocketing energy prices. They set a record high in October. He promised to bankrupt the coal industry with new | Read More »