Filed under: Capitalism, Conservatism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Election 2014, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Heartwarming, National Security, Politics, The United States | Tags: A Special Victory Speech, Arkansas' Tom Cotton, Newly Elected Congresswoman
Here’s Utah’s Mia Love, getting a huge hug from her father on her victory. She will be a great asset to the House of Representatives. A black, Mormon American of Haitian descent and a Republican. It is the latter description that is so troubling to Democrats. Apparently one cannot be black and Republican. Blacks who leave the Democrat plantation are to be subject to vile slander and hate. Free speech and free thought are not allowed if you do not conform. I like Mia Love a lot, I wish I could have voted for her.
An outstanding newly-elected Senator is Tom Cotton, of Arkansas. A Harvard graduate, military veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, law degree. Here’s his victory speech, a little out of the ordinary, and very special.
Filed under: Capitalism, Developing Nations, Economy, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Heartwarming, The United States | Tags: Free Trade & Globalization, Let's Hear It For Capitalism, World Poverty
“It’s the greatest achievement
in human history,
and one you probably
never heard about.”
Extreme poverty in the world fell to 15% in 2011, from 36% in 1990. The credit goes to the spread of capitalism. The past 25 years have witnessed the greatest reduction in global poverty in the history of the world. An 80% reduction in world poverty in only 36 years.
The World Bank reported on Oct. 9 that the share of the world population living in extreme poverty had fallen to 15% in 2011 from 36% in 1990. Earlier this year, the International Labor Office reported that the number of workers in the world earning less than $1.25 a day has fallen to 375 million 2013 from 811 million in 1991. …
The reduction in world poverty has attracted little attention because it runs against the narrative pushed by those hostile to capitalism. The Michael Moores of the world portray capitalism as a degrading system in which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Yet thanks to growth in the developing world, world-wide income inequality—measured across countries and individual people—is falling, not rising, as Branco Milanovic of City University of New York and other researchers have shown.
So what accounts for that? “It was globalization, free trade, the boom in international entrepreneurship. In short, it was the free enterprise system, American style, which is our gift to the world.”
Filed under: Architecture, Art, Freedom, Heartwarming, The United States | Tags: A Beautiful Amish Barn, A Community Working Together, Raising a Barn in Ohio
An Amish Barn Raising in Ohio. This is majorly cool!
Wow. Look at what can happen when you know what you are doing, and how to do it. The first building my father built many years ago—promptly fell down. Big mistakes, if you learn from them can be profitable. He learned his lesson, and the second attempt worked fine.
The important thing is learning from mistakes—not the mistakes themselves. Something we need to remember.
(h/t: Maggie’s Farm)
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, History, Politics, United Kingdom | Tags: One Nation, Still Great Britain
The United Kingdom is a country people want to belong to,
and the world is a better place.
……………………Be Britain still to Britain true,
……………………Amang ourselves united;
……………………For never but by British hands
……………………Maun British wrangs be righted!
……………………No! never but by British hands
……………………Shall British wrangs be righted!
…………………………….From Daniel Hannan
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, History, Music, The United States | Tags: 2001 World Series, America the Beautiful, Ray Charles