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2008 December | TAPC

Archive for December, 2008

What would you do?

Published by under External Affairs

Lorne Gunter, National Post Published: Monday, December 29, 2008 Suppose you lived in the Toronto suburb of Don Mills and people from the suburb of Scarborough — about 10 kilometres away — were firing as many as 100 rockets a day into your yard, your kids’ school, the strip mall down the street and your […]

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Eight Big Things

Published by under OMNIMISC

By Jonathan Kay: Published in The National Post, December 30, 2008. In December’s final days, the self-reflective question I ask is this: Laid end to end, would my weekly offerings provide an intelligent synopsis of the year that was? As in most years, my travails disappoint. Too often, I directed my aim at tiny, annoying […]

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Howard Roark’s Testimony

Published by under Governance

“Man cannot survive except through his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only weapon. Animals obtain food by force. Man has no claws, no fangs, no horns, no great strength of muscle. He must plant his food or hunt it. To plant, he needs a process of thought. To hunt, he […]

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Are Recessions Bad?

Published by under Economics

By Richard G. Scott, December 20, 2008 The answer is yes. Recessions are unpleasant experiences for many businesses and the people who work for them, not to mention of course the people who ultimately lose their jobs during recessions. So then if recessions are bad, then we should just ban them, right? Why would we […]

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Flawed Assumptions about the Credit Crisis: A Critical Examination of US Policymakers

Published by under Economics

Fraudulent “Credit Crisis” Paves Way for Economic Disaster By Cliff Kincaid Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Doing the kind of investigative reporting we should expect from the major media, a financial research and consulting firm has released a major analysis of the “credit crisis” that concludes that the claims made by Treasury Department Secretary Henry Paulson […]

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More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

Published by under Global Warming

By EPW Blog Thursday, December 11, 2008 Study: Sea Levels Fail to Rise – Warming Fears in ‘Dustbin of History’ POZNAN, Poland – The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made […]

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The End of Pax Americana?

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By John Thompson There are a lot of people who seem cheered by the weakened status of the United States at the moment. They are fools and one can only hope that if their wishes come to pass, they become the first victims of the world that emerges when the Pax Americana ends. Alas, the […]

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Canada at a Turning Point

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As we approach the end of a year filled with considerable financial, economic and social turmoil, Canada probably more than most countries may be on the edge of something ominous and transforming. Our country has been predisposed to interventionism from a leftist element for many years. I fear that the “perfect storm” of global circumstances […]

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After The Storm

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JEFFREY SIMPSON From Saturday’s Globe and Mail E-mail Jeffrey Simpson | Read Bio | Latest Columns December 5, 2008 at 8:00 PM EST Now that a sudden and violent storm has passed through Canadian politics, people of all persuasions are trying to sort out what precisely happened, why the convulsion came, what damage was done […]

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Government Truisms

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Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. – Mark Twain ……………………………………….. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. – Winston Churchill […]

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