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An editorial critique of the study, “Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.—An Ecologic Study”

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ecologic studies are notorious for inherent errors of methodology, confounding variables, and magnifying other sample biases intrinsic to fault-prone, population-based epidemiological studies.

The dog and pony show of year round electioneering and the mainstream media

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

No sooner does a U.S. presidential election end than a new round of politicking for the next election begins, as if four years hence were just right around the corner!

Police shootings and black on black crime

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Commentary
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Monday, April 27, 2015

According to data from both USA Today and the FBI Supplementary Homicide Report, there are approximately 400 "felons" killed by police officers or "justifiable homicides" yearly in the US. In 2012, for example, there were 426 such homicides. These figures represent cases in which officers killing a suspect claim there was "an urgent safety need" for the shooting.

Turkey and the Armenian genocide: Attacking friends and rewarding enemies!

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Genocide is defined as the systematic extermination of a racial, ethnic, religious, or national group by government. Democide was defined by Professor R.J. Rummel as the political killing of people by their own government. The terms though are related by infamy and cruelty, and at times are difficult to differentiate. The Nazis, for example, conducted genocide against the Jews (who had lost their German citizenship), as well as democide against their own disabled German citizens (“useless eaters”) via the Nazi euthanasia programs before the war.

The Currency War with Russia and China by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dr. James I. AusmanEconomically worldwide things are developing as I stated in my article two years ago. Virtually every nation is bankrupt, has resorted to printing money to lower the value of their currency with a resultant currency war.

Bioethics, aging, and the future of medicine by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
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Dr. James I. AusmanIn its ongoing effort to examine controversial subjects, Surgical Neurology International (SNI) explores a recent paper on limiting life to the age of 75 by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. Dr. Miguel Faria, an Associate Editor in Chief of SNI, in his Editorial, "Bioethics and why I hope to live beyond age 75 attaining wisdom!: A rebuttal to Dr.

The World — Socio-economics and Politics: 2015 update by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dr. James I. AusmanSix years ago I was asked to address the Western Society of Neurosurgery comparing the candidates for President Barack Obama and John McCain. I was very blunt, but analytical about both, but my comments about Obama were not well received by the liberal audience. Unfortunately, what I said has come true. But people will forget that also. The same has happened with the socio-economic/political paper I wrote. It has all come true.(1)

The American 'gun culture' that saved Europe

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

An interesting conversation with a European neurosurgical colleague, who decries the "gun culture" of America, took place that may be of interest to readers of GOPUSA. The dialogue began with a difference of opinion on an unrelated topic, but in the course of that exchange, I happened to innocently use a figure of speech that offended the other party, and the conversation below ensued.

Gun Grabbers Target Your Doctor by Wes Vernon

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NewsMax.com
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Commentary
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002

The once-respected American Medical Association wants your doctor to butt into your constitutional right to own firearms.

Although only an embarrassingly low 32 percent of American physicians are members of AMA, the organization claims to speak for all doctors.

If your doctor is among the majority of physicians who are not AMA members, perhaps he could give you a laundry list of reasons for a refusal to participate. They could range from nonsense bureaucracy to politics.

Race Relations and Law Enforcement by Jason L. Riley

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Imprimis
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Sunday, January 25, 2015
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http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/race-relations-and-law-enforcement/

Reprinted with permission from Imprimis | January 2015 | Volume 44, Number 1

Jason L. Riley
Editorial Board Member, Wall Street Journal

Looting and Burning — Trampling the Rule of Law!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today we awakened to the dramatic headlines: "Ferguson Businesses Torched in Overnight Protests," "Ferguson Explodes Following Grand Jury Decision Not to Indict," "Ferguson Businesses Burned, Looted." A caption to one of the graphic photos of the burning inferno read: "Protesters take their pictures in front of the burning Juanita's Fashion R Boutique on West Florissant Avenue in St. Louis, Mo. early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.

A defense of Western culture and civilization without apologies

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

If the errors committed in the building of the edifice of Western civilization are compared with Plato’s ideal Republic and the perfect State, protected by intelligent but disinterested Guardians and ruled by equally disinterested and totally just Philosopher-kings, then Western civilization loses hands down.(1) But as Aristotle pointed out in his Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, man is subject to errors and thus such ideal utopias created by real men are unworkable and nonexistent.(2) Despite over two millennia of history, no such state has ever been created, and the half-baked facsimiles

Ezekiel Emanuel, Presidential Advisor: "We Should All Die at 75" by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Monday, September 29, 2014
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These photos show two physicians who exemplify the rule that if you are seeking ethical guidance, the medical profession is not the place to look. The first is Jack Kevorkian, MD, practitioner of euthanasia and forerunner of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The second is Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, advocate of euthanasia, inventor of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and major architect of ObamaCare.

Hogs Gone Wild

In the 1960 science fiction film classic, The Time Machine, based on H.G. Wells' 1895 novel similarly titled, the hero (played by Rod Taylor; photo, right) travels in a time machine to a distant future, which, at first sight, seems to be a utopia. But first appearances are deceiving,Rod Taylor in H.G. Well's The Time Machine and soon a disconcerting reality becomes evident.

A Nation of Elois?

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In the 1960 science fiction film classic, The Time Machine, based on H.G. Wells' 1895 novel similarly titled, the hero (played by Rod Taylor) travels in a time machine to a distant future, which, at first sight, seems to be a utopia. But first appearances are deceiving, and soon a H.G. Well's The Time Machine movie posterdisconcerting reality becomes evident.

Scotland and Britain and the historic referendum for Scottish independence — a disinterested view from afar

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Monday, September 22, 2014

After a highly charged two-year campaign, the Scottish people have spoken, and the final vote and tally completed. On September 18, 2014, Scotland voted in a massive referendum on the issue of Scottish independence. The result being that Scotland would stay within the United Kingdom after all — rejecting, by a decisive vote, the call for independence: 2,001,926 citizensScottish Referendum No Thanks cast a No vote; 1,617,989, a Yes vote.

Let’s not make any more excuses!

In his September 12 column, former mayor C. Jack Ellis remarks, "One might say Ferguson [MO] is a microcosm of Macon [GA] pre-2014, approximately 65 percent of the population is black with a poverty rate of approximately 25 percent. The unemployment rate of young black men hovers around 20 percent. And far too many of its citizens reside in public or subsidized housing." True, but whose fault is it? Opportunity is there for individual achievers; Asians, without “Asian-American” leaders, largely succeed.

Alexander Hamilton — American patriot, financial genius, builder of the United States!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

A review of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2004)

The Ten Shadiest and Most Devious Politicians/Statesmen/Revolutionists — From ancient times to the early 20th century

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

This list is admittedly a compilation of sundry and disparate political historic characters, ranging from do-gooder reformers with possibly good intentions to militant revolutionists who desired to overthrow the existing order of government, ostensibly to create a better world.

The Long March (1934-1936) and the forgotten saga of the Western Legion of the 4th Army — as recounted by survivors

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sun Shuyan, author of The Long March — The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth, was born in the 1960s, reared and schooled in communist China, as well as at Oxford, England, where she won a scholarship. Sun Shuyun is now a documentary filmmaker who "for the last decade divided her time between London and Beijing." This short biographical vignette of the author is essential because it parallels her "divided," and seemingly ambivalent, views on Mao and his legacy — viz-a-viz, the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Racism and Leftist Solutions as Expressions of Collectivism by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

The liberal left has devoted a great deal of energy in its war on “racism,” a rather hazy concept in modern society. Most think of racism as disliking or even hating someone based only on their race. Almost, as a reflex, one, at least in this country, associates racism with the Southern states — particularly Mississippi. While the Deep South involved itself in the so-called Jim Crow laws and other expressions of segregation policies, it was not alone in racial exclusion policies and social behaviors.

The Mythic Long March of the Red Army Led by Chairman Mao

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The author of The Long March: The Untold Story, Harrison E. Salisbury (1908-1993), was an American journalist and an eloquent writer, but he had a romantic, softspot for young, "idealistic" communist revolutionaries. This infatuation persisted even though these revolutionists ultimately showed their true colors when they attained supreme power, discarded their sense of justice, imposed communism and totalitarianism, and used terror toHarrison E.</p />
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American naïveté — European social democracies and gun control

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Commentary
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Over the years, in both commentaries and letters to the editor in my local newspaper, I have noted the naïve expression of many letter writers and liberal pundits, who glossing over the Constitutional protections guaranteed by the 4th and 5th Amendments, opine, “If you don’t have anything to hide, then you don’t have anything to fear!” When the Soviet KGB needed culprits, their motto was “Show me the man and I will show you his crime.” In other words, charges can be brought against anyone, once the State has decided to trample on the rights of any targeted citizen.

Obama's Mid-term (Spring 2014) Report Card — Protecting the Personal Freedom of Americans!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Obama's Report Card 2014A week or so ago we discussed Obama's Mid-term Report Card on foreign policy. It was the opinion of most readers of GOPUSA that the sitting President received a solid "F, " failing grade.

The Ten Greatest Adventurers in History

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Inspired by the incredible adventures of various historical figures and finally spurred on by the book, Prince Rupert — The Last Cavalier (2007) by Charles Spencer, which I recently read and reviewed — I have compiled a brief list of arguably the ten most adventuresome characters of history.

Obama's Mid-term Report Card — Foreign Policy at a glance!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Barack Obama taking oath of office in 2013Barack Obama swore as U.S. President to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Instead he has violated his oath of office repeatedly by expanding the powers of the federal government at the expense of individual citizens and attempting to yield the sovereignty of the U.S. to the U.N. The Obama administration, for example, has sided with the U.N. against state laws in his own country on several occasions.

Russia's invasion of the Ukraine — Tsarism or Stalinism anew?

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Just as I was beginning to warm up to Vladimir Putin and the new emerging "democracy" in the Russian Federation (which like a phoenix rose out of the ashes of the communist Soviet Union), the Russian President and his minions in the Ukraine invade the Crimean peninsula and threaten to foment a second cold war! Who is Putin trying to imitate?



Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.