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  • Welcome Silvio Canto Jr. to our order of bloggers. It is long overdue.

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  • My View by Silvio Canto, Jr.

    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Friday, March 27, 2015 7:50 AM
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan

    Remember when Iraq was hailed as an Obama success story?


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    3/27/2015 7:50:13 AM
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          (My new American Thinker post)Last week, President Obama blamed the current mess in Iraq, and the growth of ISIS, on the 2003 invasion.  His remarks were unchallenged by the interviewer but that's nothing new for the in-the-tank news media.Perhaps, a better interviewer would reminded President Obama of what VP Biden said not long ago in 2010. We remember when VP Biden was saying that Iraq would go down as an Obama success story:Vice President Joe Biden said after a three-day trip to Baghdad that the American people will see President Barack Obamas Iraq policy as a success when the combat mission ends on schedule Aug. 31. Biden said the administration will be able to point to[...]

    Elections in Mexico in July plus the US-Latin America stories of the week


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    3/26/2015 10:01:00 PM
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          We look at the US-Latin America stories of the week:<--[if IE]><[endif]--><--[if IE]> <--><--> <[endif]-->  Check Out Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Silvio Canto Jr on BlogTalkRadio  Tags: US-Latin America stories, elections this July in Mexico  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks     


    The Scratching Post

    K T Cat
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:49 PM
    The ramblings of an amateur missionary.

    You Go To War With You Army You've Got


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    K T Cat
    3/26/2015 1:49:14 PM
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    ... and in our case, it's the Iranian Army in Iraq and ISIS allies in Yemen.That's the whole problem with not having boots on the ground. You don't get a say in what happens on the ground unless it's blowing things up. You can't capture, hold and pacify territory with an F-16. Consequently, in Iraq, we're providing air support for whoever is willing to take on ISIS. That turns out to be Iran. If it turns out that we don't like the results once the whole thing is over and Iran has annexed all or most of Iraq, what do we do then?Be all that you can be in the (Iranian) ArmyUpdate: I might have been too harsh. The structure of our alliances is actually quite sensible.      Finally, a simple chart of friends and[...]

    Getting Out Of Prison


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    K T Cat
    3/25/2015 1:44:14 PM
    ... you're given back whatever you came in with and are given a trolley ticket so you get away from the front door of the jail. At least that's how it works here in San Diego. I've got friends in the prison ministry who talk about inmates who are about to get out and want to escape the ghetto life.Escaping is really hard if you have no contacts other than your old friends and you've got no money to get away. I've met some of the recently released inmates while working at Catholic Charities where they've come in for food, but it wasn't until I heard the stories from my friends that I understood how hard it is for these poor souls to get on the right track.Other friends have started a business called Rise Up Industries designed[...]


    Left Coast Rebel

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:00 AM
    Limited-government, conservative, libertarian-leaning, constitutional anti-statist perspective on news, politics, and current events

    The Monuments Men, ISIS and Empire


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    3/24/2015 3:00:05 AM
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    Full disclosure: I am NOT on the cutting edge of cultural evolution. I do my best to keep pace with its rear echelons. Nevertheless, I finally watched The Monuments Men on Blu-Ray. Based on a true story, it's a buddy movie of sorts, set in WWII Europe. The Nazis are stealing art all over Europe, in all their occupied lands, particularly from the Jews. Every work of art, painting or statuary, gold brick or gold filling that they can lay their hands on is ending up in the homes of SS officers or being shipped by truck or train to large, makeshift warehouses, until it can be gathered at war's end to fill the planned Fuehrer Museum.Not all art is equally valued, though. Modernist artists, like Picasso, were not deemed[...]

    Better Living Through Chemistry


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    3/18/2015 10:53:04 AM
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     When Bashar met Nancy 2007


    The Liberator Today

    B-Daddy
    Sunday, March 22, 2015 3:12 PM
    Government growth threatens our liberty and our prosperityA liberty movement blog

    Let's #racetogether for Racism


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    B-Daddy
    3/22/2015 3:12:28 PM
    I am sure you have heard of Starbucks' ridiculous effort to show that they're contributing to moving America forward on the issue of race, with a hashtag #racetogether. Of course, this effort will be heavily lampooned, see Iowahawk's entry for starters. (By the way, how is the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag working out?)  However, I wanted to take on the issue head-on.      The real purpose behind efforts such as Starbucks' #racetogether is to delegitimize white people's voices, by continuously hectoring them over their supposed ongoing racism. Well, besides being an effort in colossal corporate ass-covering, just in case someone notices that all those baristas are persons of pallor, if you[...]

    The Chargers Must Leave San Diego


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    B-Daddy
    3/6/2015 10:30:01 AM
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          Qualcomm Stadium By Intersofia at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 2.0], from Wikimedia Commons  As long as the voters of San Diego are willing to punish politicians for subsidizing a new Chargers stadium, or as long as the law is interpreted that such subsidies require a public vote, there is no way that the Chargers can remain in San Diego for much longer. Numerous studies have shown that the value of a football stadium to a city is never more than the amount of money plowed into subsidies, so there will never be a viable economic argument for a new stadium, and I think San Diegans understand that. See Pacific-Standard for a great summary of the issue in general in America. . . . from 2001 to 2010, 50 new[...]


    W.C. Varones

    W.C. Varones
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:25 PM
    Thoughts of a radical libertarian Jeffersonian vegan militant bicyclist populist capitalist pig in San Diego navigating GD II... and friends.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day


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    W.C. Varones
    3/17/2015 6:25:57 PM
    Don't do anything I would do

    Greenspan's Body Count: research suggests Alan Greenspan massacred 500 Irish


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    W.C. Varones
    3/16/2015 9:24:22 AM
    BreakingNews.ie:There were almost 500 more suicides between 2008 and 2012 than there would have been if Ireland had not gone into recession.A study by the National Suicide Research Foundation has revealed the rate of suicide among men at the end of 2012 was 57% higher than if the recession had not hit.The equivalent rate for women was 7 % higher.The amount of people who self-harmed during that period also increased.One of the authors of the report, Professor Ella Arensman from the National Suicide Research Foundation, said another study in Cork also points to a strong link between unemployment, debt and suicide."During the recession, amongst people who died from suicide, 33% were unemployed, and nearly half of them had their[...]


    Temple of Mut

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:36 PM
    Shrine of Flaming Capitalism

    Canto Talk - Feb. 12th: Third Annual Valentine's Day Show


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    mutnodjmet13
    2/10/2015 9:36:37 PM
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    Dear Readers: Silvio Canto, Jr. and I wanted to invite everyone to join us for the 3rd annual Valentine's Day Show on Canto Talk (click HERE 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST for the live show or later for the archived podcast).The featured topic will be famous Television and Movie couples. After all the chaos and tragedy, I thought we needed a break from heavy history. We are also inviting listeners to call in with their favorites: 646-478-4933.My #1 Favorite TV Couple: Morticia and Gomez from The Addams Family.The Addams Family started out as a cartoon:The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. The Addams Family characters include Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch,[...]

    Canto Talk, Jan.22: Soothing Harp Music and Disturbing Security News


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    mutnodjmet13
    1/22/2015 7:47:14 AM
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    Dear Readers: I am thrilled to be chatting with Silvio Canto, Jr. this week on CANTO TALK. I will be on this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 (7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST). CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SHOW OR ARCHIVED PODCAST.One of the guests on the show will be an exquisitely beautiful artist I have connected with via Facebook, who plays like an angel. Joanna Mell is a Celtic Harpist, who renditions of traditional tunes have had a healing effect on my soul as I cover the chaos that has become the current news cycle.As I am a big fan of The Dresden Files book series about wizards, fairies, vampires, and other fantasy creatures, I wanted to feature this Carolan tune Si Beg, Si Mor (The Fairies of the Small Hill and the Big Hill).In fact, what[...]


    Beers with Demo

    Dean
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:04 PM
    A blog for the unwashed and well-read

    Football rules changes...? You've come to the right place


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    Dean
    1/31/2015 2:04:56 PM
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        Theres no denying that over the last few decades most all on-field rules changes made by the NFL have been exercises in increasing offense and scoring. This has created an arms race in a sense where the pendulum swings back and forth between the NFL offenses and NFL defenses whereby the offenses get aided by rules changes and the defenses counter with a combination of innovative schemes and superior athletes. To wit, for years, its been conventional wisdom that the best athletes in the world were in the NBA. Now days, we would add NFL defensive backs and possibly outside linebackers/rush ends into that mix (you dont think dudes like Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis and J.J. Watt can ball a little?).But[...]

    If we are going to get ahead of ourselves...


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    Dean
    1/5/2015 11:17:34 AM
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        *Youre loving this 4-team college football playoff format, arent you? Youve been loving the weekly unveiling of the top 4 teams every Tuesday night that was must-see T.V. for East Coasters and must-listen radio/must-interwebbing for us work-a-daddies on the West Coast, yeah? And you totally ate-up those semi-final games on New Years Day, didnt you? But youre a greedy one, right? We know what youre thinking, you dirty bird: Now, that youve wet your beak on this particular playoff format, youre of the mind that if 4 teams are good, 8 is better. Did we feel you on that?Well, pump the breaks, there, champ.There are certain logistical details within an 8-team format that need to be overcome, the chief[...]


    Word Warrior of So Cal

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:10 PM
    Just another WordPress.com site

    A STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH STRANGELY DETACHED FROM REALITY.


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    barrycjacobsen
    1/21/2015 1:10:15 PM
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    A psychiatrist once told me that the difference between a neurotic and a psychotic is that while the neurotic merely makes castles in the sky, the psychotic lives in themBy that definition our President might be psychotic; or at the least deeply delusional. He painted a verbal picture of a world security situation that exists only in his mind; in which he has solved every problem, and only global warming and the Republican Congress are a threat on the horizon.Oddly,PresidentObamafailed to say a word about Al Qaeda or Islamic fundamentalism. Nor the collapse today of the friendlygovernment in Yemen to Shia rebels loyal to the Ayatollahs in Iran. Yemen was a country he touted inlast year's State of the UnionAddressas a model[...]

    HYPOCRISY DOES NOT NEGATE HISTORICALITY OF PARIS MARCH


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    barrycjacobsen
    1/13/2015 12:15:52 PM
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      While some 40 world leaders came togetherMondayin Paris to lead a massive march through the streets, in solidarity against terrorism and for the freedom of the press, a London School of Economics student named Daniel Wickham watched with scorn and amusement; all too aware of the hypocrisy on display. Here were leaders or representatives of governments whose policies towards the press have not been without blemish, to say the least. Deciding to shame them (how sweetly nave are the young: we old folk know politicians know no shame) he tweeted the records of many of these nation's records regarding freedom of the press; perhaps attempting to turn this moment of tragedy into one of farce.The kid is right, of course: the[...]


    Doo Doo Economics Blog

    Doo Doo Econ
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:06 AM
    Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.

    Windows 10 is Cool


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    Doo Doo Econ
    10/16/2014 3:06:33 AM
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            This article is being written on the technical preview of Windows 10. It is impressive and exciting to see a real improvement aimed at desktop productivity.My motivation for reviewing Windows 10 on one of my Virtual Machine (VM) servers is to understand the future of Microsoft Windows Apps. Out of the gate, Windows 10 addresses my primary concerns. Apps tiles are now wonderfully integrated into the classic Windows Start button.    The future of Windows apps looks bright. This new apps interface is terrific and a huge improvement over Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows apps now use their inherent responsive design model to resize throughout the desktop environment.The Windows 8 style[...]

    ObamaVirus: Enterovirus (HEV D68) Timeline of Events podcast


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    Doo Doo Econ
    10/15/2014 8:14:21 AM
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      Before beginning this timeline there are two alarming facts to keep in mind.This current enterovirus strain appears more severe than previous strains.If diseases were spread to American children through the Obama Administration's unilateral amnesty and relocation programs, enterovirus is just one of many pathogens in the exposure.Per USA Today:A dozen Colorado children have been diagnosed with polio-like paralysis, Wolk said. Although all of the children had a respiratory virus before muscle weakness set in, only four tested positive for enterovirus D68, he said. Most have gone home and are in rehabilitation."We're optimistic that a number of them, if not the majority, will gain some functionality back," Wolk said.This[...]


    blogger in chief blog

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    A topnotch WordPress.com site

    Do Not Pass Go Ethics in California


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    dawnwildman
    10/14/2014 3:33:15 PM
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     At the end of this legislative session in California Governor Brown vetoed a few bills that, the legislature passed in Sacramento, which dealt with ethics. His reason was that he did not want to make the ethical practices the elected in Sacramento must follow to be made any more complex. Huh? Given that under his watch three separate Senators have been indicted on various federal and state charges ranging from voter fraud to gun running, how complicated are the current ethics rules?This gave me pause as to how complicated it must be already for these guys given their current legal troubles, so I went looking for the complex ethics one must follow if ever elected in our great state. Listed below are some of the ethical[...]

    First They Came for Ferguson Then They Came For Us


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    dawnwildman
    8/15/2014 9:06:12 PM
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    The most shocking part of the stories out of Ferguson is the photos and realization that the Ferguson and state police are armed to the teeth. If this doesnt seem like an overreaction to the situation at hand I dont know what does. Most telling is the fact that the law enforcement in the state feel like they need to bring out all of their war toys.Since 1997 the DoD has been shuffling through the Department of Homeland Security all of their excess hardware such as armored vehicles, assault weapons and even helicopters. So is it any wonder that the cops are now acting like the military? And how far do we need to go before losing our liberty is more important than our perceived security? I know if I live in Ferguson, MO I dont[...]


    Shane Atwell's Blog

    Shane Atwell
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Defending Capitalism from its Enemies Abroad, Parasites at Home and Alleged Friends

    Reaching Students Through Book Reviews


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    Shane Atwell
    1/22/2013 5:00:11 AM
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    This blog doesn't get a lot of traffic, so I pay attention to those posts that do. Most of the all-time favorites are ones that have been featured in other, higher-traffic blogs, like one on Walmart and the DHS that made it onto some kind of right-wing e-mail list and one on collective bargaining that was featured on Mish's site.     One post that has gotten consistent readership and strange little spikes (e.g. 260 pageviews this last month despite being two years old) is my review of Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt. The book is a defense of socialism and was recommended to me by a leftist college (biology) professor. He read it for his professors' book club. No doubt it's assigned reading in many classes around the[...]

    In Search of Where We Went Wrong


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    Shane Atwell
    1/16/2013 8:46:01 AM
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    First a big thanks to Leslie Eastman, the most link generous blogger I know, fellow SLOB and now frequent contributor to College and Legal Insurrection. She tells a good story and makes a big effort to pull together the thoughts and posts of other bloggers. She's been quoting my e-mails and throwing me links in her posts, which makes me remiss in not posting something new here.WARNING: this post has no conclusion. Its just a description of an intellectual journey half over. Call it a thematic compendium of book blurbs.    Where did we go wrong? This question has been bothering me for years. We started out with a near perfect system of government, as close as could have been achieved given the knowledge of the[...]


    United Networks -News & Wires [san-diego]

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM
    Live Breaking News Headlines from all major wires and sources.

    After struggle over gun, San Diego officer shoots naked man trying to break into house


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    (14:52 UTC) FOX: After struggle over gun, San Diego officer shoots naked man trying to break into house

    Cub Scout nature hike goes through Calif. nude beach


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    (15:55 UTC) FOX: Cub Scout nature hike goes through Calif. nude beach


    Bing News [san-diego]

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM
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    Voting Made Easier: Legislative Actions Aim to Make Elections More Accessible


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    San Diego legislators at both the federal and state level are working to remove barriers limiting voter participation. California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla are proposing to register ...

    California loosens sex offender residency restrictions


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    Any library, any city park," said Richard Larson. The March 2 ruling applied only to registered sex-offender parolees in San Diego County, but prison officials will apply the ruling statewide. Some local governments outside San Diego County also have ...


    Legal Insurrection - Leslie Eastman

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM


    Feds have paid Politico nearly $1 Million for subscriptions podcast


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    Leslie Eastman
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    I have a late entry for the annual Egregious 8 tournament, which pits wasteful government programs against each other.It turns out that blogging can be fun and profitablefor those websites on the government doleSince Politico, a politics-focused website and newspaper, launched its subscription-based news service Politico Pro in 2011, government agencies have increasingly turned to the service to keep abreast of the latest developments in their spheres of policy. Government records show fiscal year 2011 contracts with the owner of Politico, Capitol News Company, totaling $41,900. By fiscal year 2014, there were no fewer than twenty-eight contracts with sixteen different departments and agencies, including the Executive Office[...]


    RSS Error - No Article Found Lipstick Underground

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    College Insurrection - Leslie Eastman

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM



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