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Thursday, June 04, 2009

For Those Looking for Something Better


Nice! (click pic for full gallery)

You should really check that old stuff in the drawer: A 30-year-old woman from Perth in West Australia came across a lottery ticket worth $13 million after she decided to check a bundle of old lottery tickets in a drawer, regional media said on Thursday.



Yep! That's Marilyn Monroe. Photos of her that were previously unseen were released this week. So much better than some of the pictures floating around.


Russian first lady, Svetlana Medvedeva, attended the consecration of St. Catherine the Great church in Rome -- a church that had never been finished since before the Soviets. Russian news sources, such as the Moscow News, also report that Russians see this move as a clear message towards the eventual meeting between Patriarch Kiril and His Holiness Benedict XVI.

Amen.


An interesting article about whether the current socialism experiment will work in America: http://www.bookwormroom.com/2009/05/08/socialisms-waterloo/ The author says Socialism will meet its Waterloo in America... in his words, the soil is not rich for it here.
But when you get to America, the soil for socialism is less fertile. Yes, there are hot-house experiments with it that seem to be working, such as San Francisco, or Berkeley, or Washington, DC. But like all hot-house flowers, they are very fragile. These ones depend on fools and outsiders for their sustenance: tourists in San Francisco; the American taxpayer in Washington, DC; and in Berkeley a self-hating, self-deluding professoriate on one hand and thousands of dependent, subsidized students on the other.
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In America, though, where people have been free for several centuries to create their own wealth, there is a direct knowledge that a government printing press or power of taxation has nothing to do with generating it. There are tens of millions of people who understand that and who nod instinctively in agreement with Tea Party signs that say, “Honk if I’m paying your mortgage!”

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