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Strait of Hormuz to close?

Flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Trump just trashed a "deal" with them. (Will war result?) Time to imagine a post-Ayatollah Iran. Did Obama try to wangle an October Surprise in Iran? Maybe, but he probably didn't get it. And today: shall we grant asylum to those who might propose to impose "Iranian" government values on us?

Officials from Iran threatened the world with another oil shock over the weekend. A ranking general said that he had plans in place to close the Strait of Hormuz. The Majlis, or parliament, is debating a bill to do just that. But the Arab countries in the Persian Gulf region are looking for ways to bypass the Strait of Hormuz. And the US Navy has its own plans to keep the Strait open.

Ayn Rand world: regulation

Statue of Atlas, that became the cover illustration for Atlas Shrugged. Is the Third Option a variation on this theme?

In an Ayn Rand world, regulation would be private, not governmental, and would work on an old principle: value for value in honest trade. Government regulation, however, violates the trading principle, the Constitution, and the rights of free people to produce, trade, or even consume.

Executive order danger

Presidents are supposed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Can an executive order violate that oath?

The un-numbered Executive Order on defense resources redefines national defense with a broader scope than before. That makes it more dangerous than ever. Earlier versions of this order did not redefine national defense in any way. This one does, and in a way that no person would reasonably expect.

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will show

Statue of Atlas, that became the cover illustration for Atlas Shrugged. Is the Third Option a variation on this theme?

Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, will shortly go into production, The Atlas Society announced yesterday. It will release in October of 2012—squarely in the middle of the election campaign. The timing could affect the dynamics of the campaign and the movie’s box-office receipts.

A wild ride to a social train wreck

Statue of Atlas, that became the cover illustration for Atlas Shrugged. Is the Third Option a variation on this theme?

You are on a train making a wild run to a certain wreck. You try to stop it. Nobody is willing to help you. You can either ride the train to the inevitable smash-up. Or you can jump. And somewhere out there, someone is already telling those who should be your friends to jump off the train. Jump where? Into what? You don’t know. But someday you’ll have to find out. That is the dilemma that Strike Productions’ new movie, Atlas Shrugged, Part One, sets for you.

UN Agenda 21 – a subtle hint from EPA

A bull elk bellows a warning: Stay away!

The EPA dropped a subtle hint of furthering UN Agenda 21. It’s so subtle that even outraged conservatives don’t recognize it.

TSA Israeli security model in America

Obama interferes in Israeli elections. Does he also use taxpayer money to pay for it?

What would a TSA Israeli security model look like? The TSA is talking about one, but might not understand the concept fully.

UN Agenda 21 – abolish private property

The United Nations, and especially its General Assembly, is chief instrument of globalism and international government today, and precursor of world government. (And zero population growth) The UN works against the sovereignty of nation-states.

The United Nations wants to abolish private property worldwide. UN Agenda 21 is their tool—and local governments are already cooperating.

RGGI NJ body blow: New Jersey out!

Chris Christie as United States Attorney

The RGGI NJ debate ended abruptly today, when Governor Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of the ten-state cap-and-trade program.

RGGI NJ announcement

Christopher Baxter of the Statehouse Bureau broke the story. Governor Christie pulled out under RGGI’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). According to The Hill, the legislature of New Hampshire has already voted to get out of RGGI. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pulled her state out of a similar program in the west.

Drilling in Alaska after Obama shut it down

Drilling in Alaska: the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

President Obama now wants drilling in Alaska. But after he shut it down in Alaska and the Gulf, it’s too little and too late.

Last week, with oil still costing $100 a barrel, or close to it, President Barack H. Obama finally told the Interior Department to sell more leases for offshore drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. He announced his new policy on Saturday (May 14) on his weekly radio address: