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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vol 08 No 05 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-28-2012

Vol 08 No 05 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-28-2012
Eighth Year, Issue 311
The announcement of Liberty ViewsLetter goes to 628 up 14 subscribers last week

We invite your comments and feedback. We invite your submissions; articles you have read. Send us a link. Or you can send us something you have written yourself.

Managing Editor Chuck McGlawn Chuckest@aol.com
Contributing Editors
Walter Clark/Paula Clark
Chuck McGlawn

To subscribe, unsubscribe, comment or to submit, go to > Liberty  ViewsLetter

PreViews
Congratulations, if you are reading this you have successfully responded to and navigated your way to the Fifth issue of our new Liberty Views Website. The format will be much the same as before. Our major sections will be  LibertyViews Where we present an abbreviation or Quotes From Commentaries from reliable sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. Starting with the lead article, that we call Your Must Read for the Week. The NewsViews where we will present an abbreviation or Quotes From Liberty significant news articles from very diverse sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. We will also continue to include  ChallengeViews, WordViews, ReaderViews,  AnnounceViews and Audio/VideoViews. There is another element, least important but most demanding, that being called PersonalViews. Each element is separated by a joke, a quote or some interesting trivia. Please Read on…



LibertyViews

Your Must Read For The Week Reducing Real Output by Increasing Federal Spending by Dwight R. Lee
The belief that by spending more, the federal government can revive the economy by increasing aggregate demand is an example of the triumph of hope over experience. Many people excuse the recent failures of such stimulus spending with the claim that the spending simply wasn't large enough. This demand-side view is oblivious to the supply-side reality that demanding more does no good unless more has been, or will be, produced. The logic of this reality explains why trying to increase aggregate demand through increased federal spending is not the key to stimulating the economy. The problem is not that aggregate demand is unimportant—it is very important. The problem is that increased real aggregate demand is the result, not the cause, of an increasingly productive and prosperous economy
I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://tinyurl.com/LibertyViews-MustRead311   This is NECESSARY INFORNATION, making it a MUST READ. This article is “Chuckfull” very basic information and analysis. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
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One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his Sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?"
"It depends," I replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"
He yelled back, "University of Oklahoma."
And they say blondes are dumb...
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PersonalViews. Next Week
Ron Paul for President 2012.
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If a tree fell on a mime, would he make a sound?
A couple is lying in bed. The man says, "I am going to make you the happiest
woman in the world." The woman replies, "I'll miss you..".
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ChallengeViews Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet,
that begin with the letter "s." John Foster was first with: sox, shoes, sandals, slippers, sneakers, swim fins, skates, skis, snowboard, snow shoes

This Week’s Challenge. There is only one vegetable that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it? Send your answer to Chuckest@aol.com . Answer posted next week.
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respond to the notices because we do not want the notices to go unnoticed.
The Department of Notification
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ReaderViews  Place your ReaderViews in Comments on the blog.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Helping Drive Job Growth In The U.S.
by Resources for Entrepreneurs Staff 1/27/2012
Report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Immigration Policy Center reveals that immigrant businesses create jobs and strengthen the U.S. economy.

A joint report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) points to the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. economy and initiates calls for policymakers to shape legislation making it easier for global entrepreneurs to launch businesses in the U.S.

"There is very little disagreement among researchers and experts that immigrant entrepreneurship is a powerful and valuable asset to America's economic future," said Benjamin Johnson, executive director of the American Immigration Council.  When new immigrant workers and consumers are present in a local community, businesses expand and additional jobs are created. The IPC points out that immigrants and native-born workers typically don't compete in the same job markets due to differences in education, occupations and other factors. Instead, the two labor forces complement each other, raising the productivity and wages of native-born workers. Read the FULL ARTICLE at, http://tinyurl.com/LibertyViews311a
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To do is to be. -Descartes
To be is to do. -Voltaire
Do be do be do. -Frank Sinatra
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Quotes from (All emphasis added)
Repeal Alabama's immigration law By Raul Reyes
All the unintended consequences that forced lawmakers to backtrack on the law.

Agriculture industry. Farmers face a crisis because migrant workers have fled the state, and U.S. workers haven't filled the gaps.--- Officials are considering using work-release prisoners to fill the jobs.

Business reputation. A Mercedes-Benz executive was arrested for driving without proper identification required under the new law.--- Two weeks later, a Honda official was ticketed for driving without a proper license.

Legal residents. Renewing a state license  requires proof of citizenship. Causing long lines at courthouses and city halls, which equals lost hours of productivity.

Local businesses, schools and clinics. As many undocumented workers and their families have fled Alabama, businesses that catered to them have closed, depriving the state of tax revenue. --- Alabama's undocumented population collectively paid $130 million in state and local taxes in 2010. --- The Alabama Department of Education reports that hundreds of Hispanic students have stopped going to school since the law took effect. Read the FULL ARTICLE at http://tinyurl.com/Immigration-LibertyViews311B
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Q: Why do little boys whine?
A: They are practicing to be men.

Q: What does it mean when a man is in your bed gasping for breath and calling
your name?
A: You did not hold the pillow down long enough.

Q: How do you keep your husband from reading your e-mail?
A: Rename the mail folder "Instruction Manuals"
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Audio/VedioViews Next Week
Ron Paul Highlights at the Republican NBC News Debate in Florida

Ron Paul Highlights of 1/19/2012 CNN Debate
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A man and his wife, now in their 60's, were celebrating their 40th wedding
anniversary. On their special day a good fairy came to them and said that
because they had been so good that each one of them could have one wish. The
wife wished for a trip around the world with her husband.
Whoosh! Immediately she had airline/cruise tickets in her hands.
The man wished for a female companion 30 years younger... Whoosh...immediately
he turned ninety!!!
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More LibertyViews: Just a headline, a grabber and a link.
Ethnic Entrepreneurs Written by Nidhi Ann Raj for Gaebler Ventures
When millions of immigrant entrepreneurs set up business, they face challenges. Despite that, they boost the economy of their host countries. http://www.gaebler.com/Ethnic-Entrepreneurs.htm

Spend a $2 bill at Starbucks on Feb. 14 by Robert Farago Truth About Guns (01/25/12)
Reward Starbucks for its letter-of-the-law firearms policy. Buy something with a two dollar bill on Feb. 14th http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng

Thou shalt not covet by Jacob G. Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
President Obama says that people are poor because others are rich. What a crock that is.  (01/26/12) http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-01-26.asp

NewsViews

Georgia bill would delay E-Verify for small businesses Associated Press
January 26, 2012       Reps. Glenn Baker (D-Jonesboro) and Mack Jackson (D-Sandersville) filed legislation that would extend the deadline before companies are required to use the federal E-Verify database to screen new hires. [The] plan would push back the database deadline for small companies with more than 10 but fewer than 50 employees from 2013 to 2015 . . . read more
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What do "Occasional Tables" do for the rest of the time?

Why isn't 11 and 12 pronounced "onety-one and onety two"?
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Georgia Democrats seek to repeal tough immigration law
Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 23, 2012
Democratic state lawmakers say they will seek to repeal parts of Georgia’s tough new immigration enforcement law . . . but the chances of such a repeal passing this year are slim. Georgia’s Republican-controlled Legislature overwhelmingly approved House Bill 87 in April before Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed it into law in May . . .
read more
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If a case of the clap spreads, is it then considered a case of the applause?

If soap makes things clean, why does it leave a scum?
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Iran is ready to return to nuclear talks Source: Southern California Press-Enterprise
"Iran is ready to revive talks with the U.S. and other world powers, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday, but suggested that Tehran's foes will have to make compromises to prevent negotiations from again collapsing in stalemate. Iran's insistence that it will never give up uranium enrichment -- the process that makes material for reactors as well as weapons -- scuttled negotiations a year ago and still looms as a potential deal breaker even as tougher Western sanctions target Iran's critical oil exports." (01/26/12) http://tinyurl.com/878ascb
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"It's just too hot to wear clothes today," Jack says as he ?stepped out of the shower, "honey, what do you think the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?"

"Probably that I married you for your money," she replied.
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More NewsViews Just a headline, a grabber and a link..

NY: Embarrassing "SHCOOL" sign replaced Source: Yahoo! News 01/25/11
"An embarrassing misspelling of 'school' is gone from the street outside the Manhattan building that houses three schools had been there since July 2010." http://yhoo.it/z2escq

Poland signs on to Internet censorship treaty  Atlanta Journal-Constitution 01/26/12
"Poland signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, Hundreds of people took to the streets to express their anger over the treaty." http://tinyurl.com/6vpjubq

US seeks greater military presence in Philippines Source: MSNBC (01/25/12)

Expanding the U.S. military presence to counter China in the Pacific. RON PAUL NEEDED HERE. http://tinyurl.com/7vttw7d
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What do they call male meter maids? Meter butlers?

Why do they advertise the "World Famous, Secret Caverns"? Which is it, Famous or Secret?
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WordViews by Walt Clark
fiduciary  fih-DOO-shee-AIR-ee  (adjective) : Relating to the holding of something
 in trust for another.  
SYNONYMS:
property is the most general of words that means ownership; a word that for libertarians
 almost defines what humans are
belongings are the temporary and portable version of owned things
holdings is close to fiduciary in that in a context of money means of value, closely
 guarded

WORD WISE: Fiduciary comes from Latin fiduciarius, from  
fiducia, "trust," and is related to faith and fidelity.  

QUOTE: "Corporate boards, whose members are elected by share-  
holders, bear the ultimate legal and fiduciary responsibility  
for the company's performance."  
--John Maggs, "Out of the Loop," National Journal, March 9,  
2002  

If your Goals require the initiation of force, then reevaluate your Goals.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vol 08 No 04 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-21-2012

Vol 08 No 04 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-21-2012
Eighth Year, Issue 310
The announcement of a new Liberty ViewsLetter goes to 616 up 2 subscribers

We invite your comments and feedback. We invite your submissions; articles you have read. Send us a link. Or you can send us something you have written yourself.

Managing Editor Chuck McGlawn Chuckest@aol.com
Contributing Editors
Walter Clark/Paula Clark
Don Patterson (Political Dividers)
Chuck McGlawn

To subscribe, unsubscribe, comment or to submit, go to > Liberty  ViewsLetter

PreViews
Congratulations, if you are reading this you have successfully responded to and navigated your way to the forth issue of our new Liberty Views Website. The format will be much the same as before. Our major sections will be  LibertyViews Where we present an abbreviation or Quotes From Commentaries from reliable sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. Starting with the lead article, that we call Your Must Read for the Week. The NewsViews where we will present an abbreviation or Quotes From Liberty significant news articles from very diverse sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. We will also continue to include  ChallengeViews, WordViews, ReaderViews,  AnnounceViews and Audio/VideoViews. There is another element, least important but most demanding, that being called PersonalViews. Each element is separated by a joke, a quote or some interesting trivia. Please Read on…



LibertyViews

Your Must Read For The Week  The Golden Age of Libertarianism That Never Was By Nick Gillespie | January 18, 2012

To Frank, fears that government intervention into the economy and debt-fueled spending helped to cause and perpetuate the financial crisis are plainly “imaginary.” He believes that the economic “theories” America is currently embracing are hardcore austerity measures ripped from the playbook of Herbert Hoover, circa 1929.
Where to begin separating facts from opinions? For starters, it’s simply wrong to claim, as Frank does, that “the main political response to [the financial crisis of 2008] is a campaign to roll back regulation, to strip government employees of the right to collectively bargain, and to clamp down on federal spending.” Lest we forget, the major response to the financial crisis in 2008 was the bailing out of Wall Street and the auto companies under a conservative Republican president and the implementation of an $800 billion stimulus plan promoted by a Democratic president.
That’s not to mention a health-care reform package that was routinely described as “historic” and “transformational” at its passage. Ironically, such immediate, massive and — in the case of the stimulus — ineffective actions are in keeping with those of Herbert Hoover. After all, the stimulus failed to achieve any of the targets set by its proponents.
I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://reason.com/archives/2012/01/18/the-golden-age-of-libertarianism-that-ne  This is NECESSARY INFORNATION, making it a MUST READ. This article is “Chuckfull” of significant history and analysis. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
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Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~Gore Vidal

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson
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PersonalViews Get your donations ready. The South Carolina Primary election is today Saturday. Since South Carolina is not a “cut the military” State, if Ron Paul comes in third it will be seen as a win. If it happens, then send him a message that you think he should continue by sending him a $100.00 check.  If he is third place but within 999 votes from second place, that would be a big win. You then would want to send him a $200.00 check to pay for more ads in the Florida race. If he wins second place, that would be a huge win. Which means you will want to send $300.00 to pay for Florida ads exposing the front runners. If he wins the South Carolina Primary then send him $500.00 he will need extra money to defend himself from attack ads from the second and third place candidates. The only obstacle to a Ron Paul Nomination is Money and Newt Gingrich. If we take care of the money, Ron Paul can take care of Gingrich. Ron Paul for President 2012.
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A man goes into a drug store and asks the pharmacist if he can give him
something for the hiccups. The pharmacist promptly reaches out and slaps
the man's face. (Whack) "What did you do that for?" the man asks.
"Well, you don't have the hiccups now do you?"
The man says, "No, but my wife out in the car still does!"
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ChallengeViews What Letter Comes Next In This Series? W L C N I T?
What Letter Comes Next In This Series? John Foster was first with S for the word series.
This Week’s Challenge. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet,
that begin with the letter "s." Send your answer to Chuckest@aol.com . Answer posted next week.
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A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

Don't vote, it only encourages them. ~Author Unknown Vote for Ron Paul he is not a them.

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers
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ReaderViews  Place your ReaderViews in Comments on the blog.

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The disingenuous “liberty isn’t the only value” attack by liberals and conservatives on libertarianism by Stephan Kinsella  The Libertarian Standard
“In recent years and months, both Austrian economics and libertarianism have received increased attention and criticism. The more recent attention is probably in part due to Ron Paul’s visibility and his publicizing both types of ideas. I suppose it’s a good sign that they are no longer ignoring us. Now they feel compelled to respond. But it would be nice if they didn’t misrepresent and distort our views.” (01/18/12) tinyurl.com/6ty5wrg
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Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

* The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. ~P.J. O'Rourke
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Quotes from (All emphasis added)
Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform by Maureen T. Rimmer and Peter B. Dixon  
A policy that reduces the number of low-skilled immigrant workers by 28.6percent compared to projected levels would reduce U.S. household incomes by about 0.5percent, or $80 billion.

legalization of low-skilled immigrant workers would yield significant income gains for American workers and households.

Legalization would allow immigrants to have higher productivity and create more openings for Americans in higher-skilled occupations.

T he positive impact for U.S. households of legalization under an optimal visa tax would be 1.27 percent of GDP or $180 billion.

The difference between the long-run welfare effects for U.S. households of the worst and best policies that we considered—that is, the income gap between the tighter-border-enforcement policy and the liberalized policy with an optimal visa charge is about $260 billion a year

See and read the FULL STUDY at http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/21069168
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In order to buy arsenic you need a legal prescription. A picture of your mother-in-law just isn't enough.
Entropy isn't what it used to be.
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Audio/VedioViews Next Week
Six Years Ago This Week:
Libertarian Candidates for Public Office in Orange County
US Congressional Districts
CD 40 - Philip Inman E-Mail inmanfield@adelphia.net
CD 42 – This guy is running almost unopposed. And there are a lot of good Libertarians in this district. We need a candidate!!!!!!!
CD 46 - Dennis Chang E-Mail dennis@tagstyle.com
CD 47 – Wouldn’t someone just love to run against “Loretta”???
CD 48 -  Bruce Cohen E-Mail BruceDCohen2002@Yahoo.com

California Senate Districts
SD 34 - George Reis
SD 35 (special election) - James Fron E-Mail jamesfron@earthlink.net

California Assembly Districts
AD 56 - Richard Newhouse E-Mail GetNewhouse@aol.com
AD 60 - Anthony Watson E-Mail awatson@dollarsandsense.com
AD 67 - Hyman Crippen E-Mail hfactorc@verizon.net
AD 68 - Larry Allison
AD 69 - Autumn Browne E-Mail autumnbrowne@adelphia.net
AD 70 - Bob Booth bbooth100@cox.net
AD 71 - Vacant
AD 72 - Brian Cross E-Mail blcross@pacbell.net
AD 73 - Andy Favor E-Mail 4favors@cox.net
If you are a registered Libertarian and live in these Districts and haven’t signed their
candidate papers contact them and make arrangements to help them get on the ballot
with your signature.
Candidates in RED were recruited by Chuck McGlawn
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Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton
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More LibertyViews: Just a headline, a grabber and a link.
Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism What Ron Paul's critics refuse to admit by Sheldon Richman | January 16, 2012          When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people—and they know it.
Rick Santorum v. Ron Paul on Constitutional Interpretation: Santorum Fail Ronald Bailey | January 20, 2012 However, you will not find the words "responsibility" or "responsibilities" in the text. You will find "right" and "rights" mentioned 10 times. http://reason.com/blog/2012/01/20/rick-santorum-v-ron-paul-on-constitution
Report: IMF seeking $500 billion funding boost BBC News [UK] (01/18/12)
The extra money could be used to help countries in the eurozone struggling to pay their debts. www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16616829
Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone interview by Michael Hastings
The protracted legal battle has left him isolated, broke and vulnerable. (01/18/12)

NewsViews
After immigration crackdown, farmers mull planting By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press
Since the laws were approved last year, farmers in Alabama and Georgia have reported labor shortages because migrant workers aren't showing up and they say they can't find other workers to fill the jobs. Farmers and state officials have said that some produce was left to rot in the field last year because there weren't enough workers to help with the harvest. Some farmers said they might reduce the number of acres they plant or shift to less labor-intensive crops, while others are bracing for higher labor prices, growers aren't ordering seeds or new equipment because they anticipate a labor shortage. "Before this law, migrant workers would just show up. They knew when they were needed," Hall said. "That's not happening anymore."
In Georgia, some growers of the state's famed Vidalia onions are planting fewer acres of the labor-intensive crop, which could lead to a roughly 10 percent drop in production. The smaller crop will mean consumers will pay more for the prized sweet onions. said Bob Stafford, director of the Vidalia Onion Business Council. Read the FULL STORY. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSUVeB0Qx8sXw6mkNj5NDf5l7D5A?docId=4ea798d1fa9a47fb996f5471e3f4b5e5
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You Know You Are Fat When
~ Your blood type is Ragu.
~ When you go to a restaurant, you don't get a menu, you get an estimate.
~ If you got your shoes shined, you'd have to take his word for it!
~ You have to put your belt on with a boomerang.
~ When I yell "Kool-Aid," you come crashing through the wall.
~ You could sell shade.
~ When you cross the street, cars look out for you.
~ When you turn around, people throw you a welcome back party.
~ You can't even jump to a conclusion.
~ You went to the movies and sat next to everyone.
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Missouri bill has first hearing Truman University IndexJanuary 19, 2012
At the bill's first hearing Tuesday before the General Laws Committee, Gary Wiegert, lobbyist for the St. Louis Tea Party, was the sole person to testify in support of the bill . . . Opponents like Vanessa Crawford, Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates executive director, argued at the hearing that making SB 590 law puts a greater burden on communities . . .
read more
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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

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Virginia lawmakers consider immigration measures Virginian-Pilot
January 18, 2012

A bill by Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun, would require police to check the immigration status of anyone they pull over for a traffic stop if the person cannot produce a driver's license or other proof of legal residency . . . Another bill, killed in subcommittee Tuesday, would have required public elementary and secondary schools to verify students' immigration status during registration . . . read more
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There's too much youth, how about a fountain of smart.

When you cross an elephant and a skin doctor you get a pachydermatologist
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More NewsViews Just a headline, a grabber and a link..

Farmers Brace for Changes Under Immigration Laws Fox News Latino 01/20/12
Farmers are changing  plans for planting because of immigration laws in Georgia and Alabama will create work shortages. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/6smr2he
School officials question Missouri bill Joplin Globe January 16, 2012
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chool leaders to become "immigration police" http://tinyurl.com/876or66  
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The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers
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WordViews by Walt Clark
enmity   EN-mih-tee  (noun): Hatred; ill will; hostile or unfriendly disposition   
 
SYNONYMS:
animosity is an ongoing, or action oriented version of enmity  
hostility is even more active than animosity in the hatred
rancor is more wishful than active, like enmity, but a more deep-seated, almost historical hatred
 
Use enmity when your first choice is hatred but it’s not as serious as animosity or hostility.
   
WORD WISE: Enmity derives from Old French enemistie,   ultimately from Latin inimicus, "an enemy," from in-, "not"   + amicus, "friend," from amare, "to love."   
 
QUOTE: "In the course of our conversation he reverted to yesterday's aphorism about it being our joint task to guide our two peoples out of their old enmity into new amity."   
--Charles Kessler (editor and translator), Berlin in Lights   



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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Vol 08 No 03 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-014-2012

Vol 08 No 03 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-014-2012
Eighth Year, Issue 309
The announcement of a new Liberty ViewsLetter goes to 614 up 12 subscribers

We invite your comments and feedback. We invite your submissions; articles you have read. Send us a link. Or you can send us something you have written yourself.

Managing Editor Chuck McGlawn Chuckest@aol.com
Contributing Editors
Walter Clark/Paula Clark
Chuck McGlawn

To subscribe, unsubscribe, comment or to submit, go to > Liberty  ViewsLetter

PreViews
Congratulations, if you are reading this you have successfully responded to and navigated your way to the third issue of our new Liberty Views Website. The format will be much the same as before. Our major sections will be  LibertyViews Where we present an abbreviation or Quotes From Commentaries from reliable sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. Starting with the lead article, that we call Your Must Read for the Week. The NewsViews where we will present an abbreviation or Quotes From Liberty significant news articles from very diverse sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. We will also continue to include  ChallengeViews, WordViews, ReaderViews,  AnnounceViews and Audio/VideoViews. There is another element, least important but most demanding, that being called PersonalViews. Each element is separated by a joke, a quote or some interesting trivia. Please Read on…



LibertyViews

Your Must Read For The Week  Investment or Malinvestment?
Mises Daily: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 by Igor Karbinovskiy
Everyone makes decisions based on an ever-shifting scale of personal preferences — a kind of mental shopping list on which we list all options available to us that we're aware of, in order from most desirable to least desirable. Economists call this the "law of marginal utility." We choose that option we find most desirable — why would we ever pick an option that is less desirable than another (whatever "desirable" means to us)? I am not suggesting that every choice we make is made with our personal, selfish benefit in mind, at least not material benefit. I am simply pointing out that anything we do in the absence of coercion — even giving gifts — we do because we want to do it. So if we go into a store and choose one product over another, it is because we valued that product more than the other.
If we accept that some products are desirable and others aren't, then it follows logically that the real estate, equipment, labor, raw materials, and money involved in their creation are also either desirably employed or not. Anything invested in creation of goods that no one wants ("bads," really) is wasted — as was my time in writing the unwanted article — and should be reallocated toward creation of goods people actually want. On the other hand, assets invested in the creation of goods that everyone wants most urgently are clearly put to best possible use, and any effort to reallocate them toward any other use would result in a reduction in everyone's standard of living.
I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://mises.org/daily/5864/Investment-or-Malinvestment This is NECESSARY INFORNATION, making it a MUST READ. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
PersonalViews  “Ron Paul Can’t Winby Chuck McGlawn 01/13/2012
“Ron Paul Cannot win the Republican nomination” DO NOT BELIEVE IT. The opposition  doesn’t believe it. Because if they did believe it they would ignore him like they did in 1986, in 2008, and for as long as they could in the 2012 election cycle. The “ignore him, and perhaps he will go away” tactic is not working this time. You saw it, even John Stewart of The Daily Show saw it. When the news reports the results of the #1 candidate, the #2 candidate then the #4 candidate, and Ron Paul was the #3 candidate it is so obvious that it becomes joke material.

With every Republican President from Nixon, Ford, skip Reagan, Bush one and Bush two being a huge disappoint to the Conservatives you would expect them to embrace the one candidate with the most consistent message. With the flaw of every former Republican President being his ignoring the Constitution, you would expect Conservatives to embrace the one candidate that has twenty year a pro-Constitution voting record.

Look at the Anti-Paul line-up. That is supposed to be on “our side” Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Larry Elder, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt. The Champions of Conservativism become the champions of hypocrisy.  

Hypocrisy should be the “Kiss of Death” for Romney Gingrich and Santorum, but there they are growing in popularity, taking pot shots at the only truly Americanist in the race.  

The “Anybody but Obama” mantra has been oversold. We now have millions of Conservative voters that can be maneuvered into a vote for Romney for fear that Ron Paul will not beat Obama. Give me a “he can’t get anything passed a Republican Congress” Obama over a “he is not the perfect Republican but we must support” McCain every time. I stand by that. The liberties of the American people were more protected by the ineffectual Obama than a trusted McCain.

Let me end with this; Michael Medved routinely tries to dissuade Ron Paul supporters any time one Calls his show. Hugh Hewitt did three hours of Anti-Ron Paul on Friday 13. He was taking only calls from listeners in South Carolina and Florida. If a caller supported Romney, Gingrich or Santorum he would take the call and perhaps correct some misconception the caller ay harbor. But as for their choice of candidates was never called into question, that is unless they were leaning toward Ron Paul or they were outright supporters. If he got a leaner he would undermine their reasons for their choice. If he got a Paul supporter and he couldn’t shake their support he would say they are throwing their vote away.

Do not be taken in by the “Ron Paul can’t win” crowd.    Ron Paul for President 2012.
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The barman says, "Sorry, we don't serve food in here."

A jumper cable walks into a bar.
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ChallengeViews  There is a eight letter word that means a collection of tunes. = Melodies. Make that word singular and you get a girls name. = Melody, Remove the last two letters of the girls name and you get (phonetically) a word that means calm. = Melo, Remove the last letter and you get a man’s name. = Mel, Remove the last letter and you get a personal pronoun. = me  Remove the last letter, and triple what is left and you get the sound you make when soup is good. = mmm. And  jscoby11 was the first with the correct answer.
This Week’s Challenge. What Letter Comes Next In This Series?  W L C N I T   ? Send your answer to Chuckest@aol.com . Answer posted next week.
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Patty O'Furniture!

An Impotent Loser is a guy who can't even get his hopes up.

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ReaderViews This feature my go defunct with the built in “Comment” section.
Dear Editor, "A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth."  Albert Einstein

To Congressman Ron Paul, the only federal elected official who will stand up for America on the Congressional floor.   Book Dedication.
     
I found these interesting openings to books by Jesse Ventura.   I don't always agree with him, but at least he makes me think.  I believe that if two people agree on everything, then one of them is unnecessary.
Margie G.
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The other says. "Are you sure?" The first replies, Yes, I'm positive."

Adam to Eve: I'll wear the plants in this family!
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Ron Paul, Foreign Policy, and the Republican Mainstream by Jacob G. Hornberger            One of the most fascinating aspects of the Ron Paul campaign is the standard reaction of his opponents to Paul’s foreign-policy positions. They say that Paul's libertarian foreign-policy views are outside the Republican mainstream. What is the Republican mainstream view on foreign policy? Here are its essential components:
1. Undeclared wars.
2. Wars of aggression — that is, wars in which the United States is the attacking nation.
3. Invasions and occupations.
4. Kidnapping.
5. Torture.
6. Rendition.
7. Indefinite military detention without trial.
8. Military tribunals.
9. Foreign aid, including to dictatorships.
10. An empire of 1,000 military bases in 130 nations around the world.
11. A national security state, consisting of a military-industrial complex, a standing army, and the CIA.
12. A conflation of government and country.
13. A “My government, never wrong” sense of patriotism.
Those are the things that characterize U.S. foreign policy within the mainstream of the Republican Party. Ironically, they also represent the views of President Obama and the mainstream of the Democratic Party. That’s what the mainstream in both political parties says America is all about and should be all about. Ron Paul and the libertarians stand against all those things. Read all at, http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-01-12.asp
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Take a closer look at Ron Paul
You’ll see he’s the best of them all
With big cuts in spending
Toward the deficit’s ending
He’ll prevent our economy’s fall
                                  By Chuck McGlawn
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Immigration and American Jobs By Madeline Zavodny Dec. 12, 2012
Professor of economics at Agnes Scott College. mzavodny@agnesscott.edu
To better understand the potential for immigration policy to help rejuvenate the US economy, policymakers need answers to basic questions such as  whether the foreign born take jobs from the native born or instead create more jobs, on balance, and what types of immigrants generate the most jobs for native-born workers.  

Immigrants with advanced degrees boost employment for US natives. This effect is most dramatic for immigrants with advanced degrees from US universities working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

For every 100 H-1B workers added results in an additional 183 jobs among US natives. For every 100 H-2B workers added results in an additional 464 jobs among US natives. For every 100 H-2A lowest skilled workers added, the study found results were positive.

The analysis yields no evidence that foreign born workers hurt US employment. Even under the current immigration pattern do not indicate that immigration leads to fewer jobs for US natives.

Highly educated immigrants pay far more in taxes than they receive in benefits. In 2009, the average foreign-born adult with an advanced degree paid over $22,500 in federal, state, and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA, or Social Security and Medicare) taxes, while their families received benefits one-tenth that size through government transfer programs like cash welfare, unemployment benefits, and Medicaid.

The findings here suggest that expanding the H-1B program for skilled temporary foreign workers would increase employment for US natives. Similarly, this study suggests that the H-2B program for seasonal, less-skilled workers leads to significant employment gains for US natives. But both these programs are severely limited under current law. Only 85,000 H-1B visas and 66,000 H-2B visas are available each fiscal year.

The debate on ways to increase employment has focused on government spending, tax cuts, and new training and education initiatives. One area that has received little attention for its job-generating possibilities is immigration policy. Too little has been done to identify incremental changes to existing immigration policy that could be made immediately and would boost employment and accelerate the country’s economic recovery.

Unskilled immigration has a small but positive effect on output, or gross domestic product (GDP). Immigration reduces the cost of labor-intensive goods and services. The foreign born boost invention and innovation, and they are more likely than US natives to start businesses.

Immigration appears to encourage US natives to upgrade their skills through additional education or training.
Studies indicate that immigration may have a small positive effect on Americans’ wages.

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Never be afraid to try something new. Remember,
Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled.
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Audio/VideoViews Ron Paul on Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano
Ron Paul: Sen. Jim DeMint Is Helping Me Shift the Debate to the Issues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ojvPxZIpCc&feature=player_embedded
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 Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
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More LibertyViews: Just a headline, a grabber and a link.
The income inequality myth by Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
Americans fail to account for non-cash social-welfare benefits such as food stamps, housing subsidies, and Medicaid www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=14003
Be careful what you wish for by Russ Roberts Cafe Hayek (01/10/12)
But this document will give you an idea of why Wall Street’s money flowed to this sector rather than elsewhere.” cafehayek.com/2012/01/be-careful-what-you-wish-for.html 
Opposing imperialism is not isolationism by Sheldon Richman ." (01/12/12)
Future of Freedom Foundation             "When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an 'isolationist,' they mislead the American people, and they know it. Ron Paul is for unilateral, unconditional free trade. http://www.fff.org/comment/com1201h.asp
Give me a dozen examples by Bryan Caplan EconLog
"People often estimate probabilities based on how easy it is to think of examples. (01/12/12) http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2012/01/give_me_a_dozen.html


NewsViews

Report: Drug OD deaths rise fast Los Angeles Times
"The number of drug deaths in the U.S. continued to climb in 2010 .... The preliminary 2010 data do not show what types of drugs were involved in the deaths. But a Los Angeles Times examination last year of recent government data found that prescription drugs, especially painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, accounted for more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined." [editor's note: How to bury the lead! it's well into the story when you first notice how Big Pharma- concocted poisons lead the list here - SAT] (01/11/12) http://tinyurl.com/8869zyz
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If life deals you lemons, make lemonade; if it deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys.
You gotta break some eggs to make a real mess on the neighbor's car!
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SOPA: Reddit Confirms Jan. 18 Blackout; Wikipedia, Others May Follow
By Graeme McMillan | @graemem | January 12, 2012
It’s on — at least partially: Reddit has announced that it will go dark for 12 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said that he hopes to coordinate with the site so that Wikipedia does the same. Will other sites join in? Should we prepare for the Great Internet Strike of 2012?

Writing that it’s “not taking this action lightly,” Reddit announced on Tuesday that it will black out its site on Jan. 18 for 12 hours, starting at 8 a.m. E.T. During that period, the site’s content will be replaced with “a simple message about how the PIPA/SOPA legislation would shut down sites like reddit, link to resources to learn more, and suggest ways to take action.” The company will also run a live video stream of that day’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Internet security, intellectual property and economic growth.Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/01/12/sopa-reddit-confirms-january-18-blackout-wikipedia-and-others-may-follow/#ixzz1jMBXI8H0
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A knowledge of the path cannot be substituted for putting one foot in
front of the other.
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Court limits E-Verify in Louisiana to new hires Houma Today 01/07/2012
A law passed in the last legislative session would have required that all contractors bidding on public jobs verify the immigration status of all their employees . . . but a lawsuit filed in October by the Louisiana Associated General Contractors contends that the new requirement violates federal laws, which say the electronic system is to be used for new hires, not existing employees . . . read more  

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More NewsViews Just a headline, a grabber and a link..

Study says every star has planets  BBC News [UK]   (01/11/12)
"Every star twinkling in the night sky may host at least one planet, 10 billion Earth-sized planets in our galaxy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16515944

SCOTUS says no to new rule on eyewitness testimony Christian Science Monitor
Court  declined to create a new constitutional rule that would have required judges to test the reliability of eyewitness testimony. (01/11/12) http://tinyurl.com/73pyqrb

Study: Pot doesn't harm lung function Arizona Republic
"Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn't harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study. (01/11/12) http://tinyurl.com/75lnquk

Warren Buffett, to match GOP donations to pay down deficit The Raw Story 1/11/12
Tycoon has challenged Republicans in Congress to make personal contributions to cut the US deficit, vowing to match their donations dollar-for-dollar http://tinyurl.com/6mp276x

FBI agent admits deleting emails amid terror probe Houston Chronicle (01/12/12)
FBI agent deleted emails covering several months of investigation, that reveal agents skirted interrogation rules regarding Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed. tinyurl.com/6nv5n39
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WordViews by Walt Clark
vitiate  VISH-ee-ayt  (transitive verb) : To make faulty or imperfect; to render defective; to   impair; as, "exaggeration vitiates a style of writing."  To corrupt morally; to debase.   
: To render ineffective; as, "fraud vitiates a contract."   
 
SYNONYMS:
demoralize reduces rather than cancels and has to do with an attitude (confidence, morale) rather than

 a state  
impair reduces like demoralize, but affects things of value other than confidence and morale.
void is a complete reduction like vitiate, but has to do with things that can be made to vanish rather be

 made just ineffective.
 
WORD WISE: Vitiate comes from Latin vitiare, from vitium, "fault." It is related to vice (a moral

 failing or fault),  which comes from vitium via French.   
 
QUOTE: "Their religious convictions and conduct were held to be vitiated by hideous error."   --David Vital, A People Apart   
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