Time to Budge on the Budget

2016 may well go down in history as the Year of the Fed-Up Voter. On issue after issue, too many of our elected officials refuse to make hard choices. They govern on auto-pilot, apparently hoping that some rousing speeches at election time will distract us.

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The Queen is not Pure Laine any more than the pseudo Franco-Ameridians/ Kebekois

Guilliaume duc du Normandie who conquered England in 1066, was the grandson of Rollo, the Viking (Norwegian) Chieftain who became the very first duc du Normandie and was appointed that title by the King of France. So the question of Pure Laine did not have anything to do with the Kebekois at all.

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What makes Donald run?

Donald Trump’s fortunes rise as the fortunes of the US seem dimmer, as the image of the US political establishment is deflating, and as the self-confidence of the US working and middle classes is eroding.

In 2008, the US electorate was driven by a sense of urgency to snatch America from its economic and social crises, and therefore approached the inexperienced presidential candidate, Barack Obama, as the “Light Worker,” possessing mythical capabilities to heal the country. In 2016, a growing segment of the US electorate has lost its confidence in the political establishment, looking for a strong man on a white horse to stop the slippery slope trend of recent years.

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Some Cold Facts on Global Warming

On the last day of February, the high temperature hit 64 degrees here in Washington. Yet the snow drifts from January’s massive East Coast blizzard were still melting. So what are we to make of the weather and the climate-change controversy? Is it getting warmer or colder?

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Responding to North Korea’s Latest Provocation

For many years Korea has been known as “The Land of the Morning Calm.” Sunday, Feb. 7, I could have added a post-script: “The morning calm and the afternoon chaos!”

I was sitting at Seoul’s magnificent Incheon International Airport waiting to board my flight back home, when the news came that the Communist half of Korea — the so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the DPRK, or North Korea — had just launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from a test site deep inside its territory.

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We’re not in Iowa Anymore

The yellow brick road that Donald Trump has built brick by brick through hard work and business brilliance has not translated into victory at the Iowa caucus. Iowa is tailor made for a candidate such as Ted Cruz. Iowa is the first to vote but certainly not the last. As we move forward Senator Cruz as well as other candidates has the challenge of pivoting to a national campaign. What translates as momentum for any candidate will be determined by the media to a large degree. It currently benefits Fox News to admonish Mr. Trump for backing out of their debate. If the tables were turned Mr. Trump would do the same.

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Jim Kouri Writers Journal Column Kingscalendar

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Conservative Base’s editor, Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He’s formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show. He’s the author of two books: “Crime Talk: Conversations with America’s Top Law Enforcement Officers” and “Assume the Position: Police Science for Journalists and Screenwriters.”

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John Anthony Sustainable Freedom Lab Column Writer’s Journal

John Anthony is a nationally acclaimed speaker, researcher and writer. He is the founder of Sustainable Freedom Lab.org. Mr. Anthony is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for Paul Mitchell Systems, Inc.

In 1989, he founded Corporate Measures, LLC, a management development firm. In 2012, Mr. Anthony turned his attention to community issues including the balance between federal agency regulations and local autonomy. In January 2016, Mr. Anthony was a guest at the prestigious Rutgers University School of Management Fellowship Honoring Dr. Louis Kelso. In March 2016, he was the keynote speaker on property rights at the Palmetto Panel at Clemson University.

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Time to Ask the EPA Some Hard Questions

Remember the Gold King mine spill in Colorado last August?

Probably not. It was big news at the time, with pictures of people kayaking in the state’s Animas River, which had turned a kind of sickly yellow from a flood of toxic waste water accidentally dumped into it by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Patrick J. Fornari Column Writer’s Journal Kingscalendar

Patrick J. Fornari
Author of Commoner Sense

Patrick J. Fornari was born and raised in Indiana, and spent the first half of his three plus decade construction career working in the Midwest and Western United States, including Illinois, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, California and Arizona.

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