He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Monday, May 30, 2011

Church and State

John at Ad Orientem posted this item, which I thought was important enough to borrow.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I'm Beginning To Like This Particular Biker

I haven't been following her views since her "death panels" criticism of Obamacare, but anyone who'll get on the back of a Harley deserves a closer look. Which other politician would risk getting helmet hair?

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Right Attitude

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia intends to continue a dialog between the Church and political forces regardless of any election results.

Time To Vomit

More Srebrenica embellishments.

Say, how many of those corpses were Serbian soliders? Why were combatants permitted in a protected zone?

Administration: China Not Currency Manipulator

The administration is wrong. Of course China is manipulating its currency and has been doing so for most of the last decade. Now, the artifice is beginning to unravel with domestic inflation and mild currency revaluation.

So what? Well, the mercantilists in the Obama and Bush administrations were concerned that China was trumping the Bush/Obama beggar-thy-neighbor dollar-depreciation campaigns by keeping its currency low. It's sheer envy for China's ability to escape economic reality for so long.

By the way, since I talk all of the time about inexorable economic laws, how has China been able to seemingly suspend economic law? It's simple: super-saving Chinese citizens aren't paid the going market rate for their savings in state-owned banks.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Khodorkovsky Should Be Freed

'In which dusty cellar did they dig up the poisonous Stalinist spider who wrote this drivel?' Mr Khodorkovsky asked just hours before a Russian court rejected his appeal against a politically charged theft and money laundering conviction in December, while reducing his sentence from 14 years to 13. 'What long-term investments can be spoken of with such a justice system? There can be no modernisation at all without a clean-up of these cellars.'

Well said.

Finally, Serious Privatization

Privatization, not default.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Wisdom From Moscow

"When a man acquires an enormous strength through his mind, infiltration into science and technology creation, he must simultaneously increase his great moral responsibility for people around him, for the peace of God and nature."

Patriarch Kirill on Chernobyl

Christ Is Risen!