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    Posted: 01 Sep 2009 at 5:25am
Suicide of the West? by Thomas Sowell...

http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2009/09/01/suicide_of_the_west?page=full

"The ostensible reason for releasing al-Megrahi was compassion for a man terminally ill. It is ironic that this was said in Scotland, for exactly 250 years ago another Scotsman-- Adam Smith-- said, 'Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.' "
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2009 at 5:32am

Good article.

The failure of those to understand the lesson of Adam and Eve continues to baffle me.

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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 2010 at 2:44pm
This kind of fits in with his suicide of the west  He didn't say he was writing a multi-part editorial, but he's up to the third part with no indication if this is it...or there is more to come.

Thomas Sowell - Dismantling America: Part III - Full Article
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2010 at 3:34am
Well...he's on a roll. Part IV is online this morning.  
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2010 at 7:09pm
Good job by Thomas Sowell.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2010 at 8:45am
Ah. Now it's more clear. Dismantling America is his latest book.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2010 at 9:00am
Forgot. There's a four-part interview with Sowell on Human Events/Uncommon Knowledge. I'll have to finish later when I have more time...and kick on the desktop (better speakers).


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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2010 at 6:56am
Listened to the first couple of minutes.  I'm leaving that tab open to finish later.  Sounds like it will be worth listening to the whole thing.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 2:37pm
This seems more of a fit to this thread. Deals some with immigrants, but more so western culture in general. I'll tell ya...I really enjoy reading his stuff. Makes sense, well written, and gets to the point.

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 11:00pm
Very thought provoking.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2011 at 4:11pm
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Random Thoughts - Thomas Sowell

People who believe in evolution in biology often believe in creationism in government. In other words, they believe that the universe and all the creatures in it could have evolved spontaneously, but that the economy is too complicated to operate without being directed by politicians.



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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2012 at 4:58pm
The 25 Best Quotes From Thomas Sowell - John Hawkins - Townhall Conservative Columnists

ROFLMBO(and I can't get up).  Good ones. My faves, I think, were pretty much 14 through 7. 
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2012 at 3:04pm
Who Is 'Racist'? - Thomas Sowell -

NBC News carried the editing even further, removing one of the police dispatcher's questions, to which Zimmerman was responding, in order to feed the vision of Zimmerman as a racist.

In the same vein were the repeated references to Zimmerman as a "white Hispanic." Zimmerman is half-white. So is Barack Obama. But does anyone refer to Obama as a "white African"?

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 8:51am
Found this in the 25 best quotes:  Interviewing Thomas Sowell About Economic Facts And Fallacies

... If someone asked for a basic formula of what you need to do in life to avoid being poor, what would you tell him?

Finish high school and get married. The poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits ever since 1994. You would never learn that from most of the media. Similarly you look at those blacks that have gone on to college or finished college, the incarceration rate is some tiny fraction of what it is among those blacks who have dropped out of high school. So it’s not being black; it’s a way of life. Unfortunately, the way of life is being celebrated not only in rap music, but among the intelligentsia, is a way of life that leads to a lot of very big problems for most people.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 2:06pm
It might be that it's not just finishing school and/or getting married. But having what it takes to finish something like school or college. And having what it takes to get and stay married. There's lessons and discipline in doing that that applies to most of life goals and choices. 
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2013 at 2:47pm
Always interesting to hear his take on things.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2013 at 4:39pm
Ouch. It's a long video of a U.K. (English) politician...but...well said.  Applies to more than just his country.)

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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 2013 at 5:40pm
Was trying to figure out where to put this and Suicide of the West seems very appropriate.  Sounds like the way to get above average (way above average) treatment is to be an Islamist prisoner.

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