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  • oldright
    Dan, Thanks for the plug. Alexa ranking hit a high of 58,000 this week. SARTRE ... From: Dan To: 1- FIRMA NEWS Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 11:50 PM
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 6, 2003
      Dan,
       
      Thanks for the plug. Alexa ranking hit a high of 58,000 this week. 
       
      SARTRE
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      From: Dan
      Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 11:50 PM
      Subject: Old Right TERRA FIRMA NEWS November 5, 2003

      BREAKING ALL THE RULES
      [Great anti-imperialists site with tons of news and
      opinion, inspired by a paleoconservative worldview.
      Check it out now!]
      http://batr.org/

      NARCO BLOWBACK
      The Gulf Cartel boasts a rare weapon in the high
      stakes war for drug-trafficking supremacy: U.S.-
      trained soldiers. The Zetas, hired assassins for the
      Gulf Cartel, feature 31 ex-soldiers once part of an
      elite division of the Mexican army - the Special Air
      Mobile Force Group. At least one-third of this
      battalion's deserters was trained at the School of the
      Americas in Fort Benning, Ga., according to documents
      from the Mexican secretary of defense.
      http://www.soaw.org/new/newswire_detail.php?id=329

      MOSSAD & 9/11
      There was ruin and terror in Manhattan, but, over the
      Hudson River in New Jersey, a handful of men were
      dancing. As the World Trade Centre burned and
      crumpled, the five men celebrated and filmed the worst
      atrocity ever committed on American soil as it played
      out before their eyes. Who do you think they were?
      Palestinians? Saudis? Iraqis, even? Al-Qaeda, surely?
      Wrong on all counts. They were Israelis - and at least
      two of them were Israeli intelligence agents, working
      for Mossad, the equivalent of MI6 or the CIA.
      http://www.sundayherald.com/37707

      QUOTE
      It used to be a good joke, that if the Soviets
      conquered, say, Saudi Arabia, there would soon be a
      shortage of sand. Now, the US has conquered Iraq, and
      there is a shortage of gasoline. Correlation,
      causation, coincidence? Who knows?
      --Joseph Stromberg:

      DEMOCRACY FOR BILLIONAIRES
      [A good analysis of the Khodorkovsky Affair.] "Behind
      every great fortune is a crime," Balzac said in the
      19th century. Never has this aphorism been so
      verifiably accurate as today, both in Russia and in
      the US. The exaggerated concern for the fate of
      Khodorkovsky is rooted in a sense of "there but for
      the grace of God go I," among the ruling elite in the
      US and elsewhere. Behind the bleating about democracy
      and freedom in relation to the Khodorkovsky case is a
      palpable fear among this layer that calling into
      question the legitimacy of ill-gotten wealth in Russia
      or anywhere could have unforeseen and far-reaching
      consequences.
      http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/nov2003/russ-n04.shtml

      RUSSIAN WEAPONS FOR ISRAEL?
      Speaking at a meeting of a military commission at the
      Kremlin on 4 November, President Vladimir Putin said
      Russia sold more than $3 billion in arms during the
      first seven months of the year. He added that he and
      Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon discussed possible
      Russian defense exports to Israel during talks in
      Moscow this week. "We reached a new level of
      cooperation with Israel," Putin said.
      --RFE/RL

      THE FUTURE AND ITS ENEMIES
      [The first chapter of Virginia Postrel's book, 'The
      Future and Its Enemies'. Highly recommended but read
      between the lines. I could happily live with Postrel's
      label of 'Stasist Reactionary' . . .]
      Buchanan expresses reactionary ideas when he yearns
      for "the kind of social stability, rootedness...we all
      used to know," the world in which his father lived in
      the same place and worked at the same job his whole
      life. International trade, he warns, disrupts that
      stability and should be controlled." In his book The
      Way, the influential British green Edward Goldsmith
      similarly emphasizes stability, imagining a quiet and
      peaceful past in contrast to dynamic, progress-driven
      modernity: "It is the failure of modern man to observe
      the constraints necessary for maintaining the
      integrity and stability of the various social and
      ecological systems of which he is a part that is
      giving rise to their disintegration and
      destabilization, of which the increased incidence of
      discontinuities such as wars, massacres, droughts,
      floods, famines, epidemics and climatic change are but
      the symptoms."
      http://www.dynamist.com/tfaie/index-excerptB.html

      A CULTURE OF CREATION: CHRISTIAN AGRARIANISM
      Agrarians seek to live in an economy of honest
      accounting. They ask us to consider the true costs of
      our industrial byproducts, of our mounting waste, of
      our culture abstracted from its dependencies. They say
      that we must begin to live according to limits and
      according to standards that are set by our
      dependencies rather than our desires. As Maurice
      Telleen writes, we must learn to say, "Enough is
      enough." Wendell Berry says that this agrarian
      standard "is local adaptation, which requires bringing
      local nature, local people, local economy, and local
      culture into a practical and enduring harmony."
      http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/144/14.0.html

      BIRCHERS AGAINST BUSH
      In pursuing this course, George W. Bush is following
      the internationalist inclinations that guide him and
      his coterie of advisers and handlers. As the
      presidential election of 2000 was entering its
      climactic weeks, the September/October 2000 issue of
      Foreign Affairs clued in its multilateralist reading
      audience not to take George Bush's unilateralist
      utterances too seriously. James M. Lindsay of the
      left-wing, one-world Brookings Institution noted in
      that issue that "both Al Gore and George W. Bush are
      internationalists by inclination...." Foreign Affairs
      is the weighty journal of the Council on Foreign
      Relations (CFR), the group that has been in the
      forefront of promoting UN one-worldism and world
      government for the past 80-plus years.
      http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2003/11-17-2003/deception.htm

      DEAN COURTS GOOD OL' BOYS
      [. . . and backs down after much controversy. The
      governor says he still wants to hitch his campaign
      wagon to the old Southern conservative Democrats, but
      recently advised white Southerners not to base their
      votes on the issues of "race, guns, God and gays".
      Wink, wink.]      
      "I still want to be the candidate for guys with
      Confederate flags in their pickup trucks."
      --Governor Howard Dean, Democratic presidential
      candidate
      http://www.americandaily.com/item/3343

      DEMOCRATS ARE SCUM
      [. . . just in case you needed a reminder in this Age
      of Bush. The following excerpt is from the Progressive
      Policy Institute, a leading Democratic 'third way'
      think tank.]
      "Democrats believe that America should use its
      unparalleled power to defend our country and to shape
      a world in which the values of liberal democracy
      increasingly hold sway."
      http://www.ppionline.org/documents/Progressive_Internationalism_1003.pdf

      GLOBALIZATION = AIDS
      The emergence and spread of HIV, the virus linked to
      AIDS, largely passed over Afghanistan during its 23
      years of civil war. Now Afghanistan is witnessing one
      of the largest influxes of people in its history, and
      among all the new arrivals is a foreign disease that
      even rich countries have trouble controlling. And
      while the numbers of people testing positive for HIV
      are low - last year eight, this year 15 - the nascent
      problem has deep social, moral, and political
      reverberations. [. . .]
      In many ways, the political issue of prostitution and
      AIDS has become larger than the medical issue of AIDS
      itself. In August, after a sudden influx of Chinese
      and Thai prostitutes into the country, dozens of
      mullahs around Kabul issued a common warning in their
      mosques, saying that the government of President Hamid
      Karzai had "brought nothing to Afghanistan except
      alcohol and prostitutes."
      http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1017/p08s02-wosc.html

      AND FINALLY . . . A BIT OF HUMOR!
      Check out El C@dillo, a Mexican political humor site
      with lots of fun pics of Bush, Blair, Sharon, etc.:
      http://www.elcadillo.com.mx/

      Senator John McCain recently compared the situation in
      Iraq to the Vietnam era - to which President Bush
      replied, 'What does Iraq have in common with drinking
      beer in Texas?'
      --Craig Kilborn

      Commenting on Condoleezza Rice's role overseeing the
      situation in Iraq, President Bush said that her job
      was to 'help unstick things that may get stuck, that's
      the best way to put it, she's an unsticker.' Really,
      that's the best way to put it? You're the president,
      you can't spend a couple of minutes thinking of
      something better? You're gonna go with unsticker?
      Okay, Condoleezza Rice, the unsticker.
      --Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

      In Washington, Arnold Schwarzenegger met with Vice
      President Dick Cheney. So, the Terminator met the
      Defibrillator. The difference between Schwarzenegger
      and Cheney is that when Cheney grabs a chest, it's his
      own.
      --Jay Leno 




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    • Dan
      ... No problem, Sartre! I enjoy reading your work. I ll also add the BATR link to the Terra Firma website when we update it in a week or so. Congratulations on
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 7, 2003
        --- oldright <oldright@...> wrote:
        > Thanks for the plug. Alexa ranking hit a high of
        > 58,000 this week.


        No problem, Sartre! I enjoy reading your work. I'll
        also add the BATR link to the Terra Firma website when
        we update it in a week or so. Congratulations on the
        impressive Alexa ranking!

        Best Regards,
        DAN



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