Look Who’s Protesting


Unions support the Occupy Wall Street movement. A new group has joined what The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto called “superannuated hippies, dopey college kids, and fatuous liberals” demonstrating against Wall Street: thousands of union members. And guess what? It turns out the labor groups all have something in common: “They all include members who work for the government or, in the case of the UAW, for corporate welfare cases.” Surprise, surprise.

A tiny step forward for Saudi women. Last month, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote in the next elections, which won’t take place until 2015. In the meantime, women are still forbidden to drive in the country or to appear in public without a male chaperone.

That wasn’t true either. A new book about Barack Obama’s mother says that his often-told story of how she died while worrying whether health insurance would cover her medical bills simply isn’t true. According to A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother by Janny Scott, Ann Dunham’s cancer treatments were covered by her employer’s health insurance, “minus the deductible and any uncovered expenses.”

Someone made a big mistake. Did you know that religious leaders of all faiths were deliberately excluded from the 10th anniversary memorial service where the Twin Towers used to stand? Former New York Deputy Mayor Rudy Washington said: “This is America, and to have a memorial service where there’s no prayer, this appears to be insanity to me. I feel like America has lost its way.” Maybe not America, Rudy, but some of our so-called leaders certainly have.

–Chip Wood 


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Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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