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Talk on Academic Freedom

The distinguished Dr. Alan Charles Kors gave a truly remarkable speech at the Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Guatemala last November. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), he spoke about the outrageous abuses of the left on American college campuses. His dramatic speech set the large conference on its ear.

Dr. Kors has graciously accepted an invitation to deliver this speech again, this time at the Leadership Institute, and to allow the Institute to record his powerful speech. The Leadership Institute’s Campus Leadership Program is now distributing his speech on-line and on DVD.

Video available here.

There are a lot of people who have no idea what’s going on at college campuses, it’s important to spread the word.

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Random Link o’ the Day:

coolspotters.com

Baseball Column

I, and a bunch of other Twins writers at the Bleacher Report, give opinions on the Twins minor league system here. Thanks to A. Kneeland for putting it together.

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Cindy

Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris DavilaPetty Officer 2nd Class Chris Davila
From Sierra Vista, Arizona
U.S. Naval Reserve

On the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States, Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Davila raised an American flag over Camp Korean Village, Iraq, he brought with him from Arizona.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Sierra Vista firefighter and emergency medical technician Chris Davila presented that flag to Fire Chief Randy Redmond as fellow firefighters looked on. Monday, May 5, 2008, was Davila’s first day back on the job with the department after being gone for nearly nine months, with seven of those months deployed as a Navy Reserve corpsman serving with a Marine unit near the Jordanian and Syrian border area in Iraq.

And, as luck would have it, on his first shift saw him responding to a blaze in Sierra Vista. “Right back to work,” he said with a laugh.

You can read the rest of PO 2nd Class Davila’s story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.

Wednesday Heroes are written by Indian Chris as part of a non-partisan effort to recognize the bravery of our men in uniform.

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CNBC Contest

Ha, one of my portfolios is up almost 4% (that’s a pretty good day) BQI was the top stock from that particular portfolio. SF and COGT are responsible for bringing down one of my other portfolios, which went down in value .6%. Not bad considering the Nasdaq was up .27%, Dow was down .34% and the S&P 500 was down .004%. On the whole (adding all five portfolios together) I was up 1.12%.

Before making any moves I want to see how my stocks do on an up day (stocks that go down on a day when the markets are up are normally something to get rid of).

Another stupid Stock Pick: DHT