Monday, July 31, 2006

You can call me Mark

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Echos of the Tet offense

(Marines fighting at the Hue Citadel during the 1968 Tet Offensive)
(Fall of Saigon)

EMPIRE ZONE BLOG TODAY

(From the NY Times endorsement of Lamont) “…Mr. Lamont, a wealthy businessman from Greenwich, seems smart and moderate…He does not have his opponent’s grasp of policy yet…”

In other words we have no idea what he really stands other than opposition to the war.

The voters should know his views on federal policy’s impact on housing costs and family breakdown, why our lavishly funded federal health establishment can’t control the obesity epidemic, and why illegal internet gambling (the “crack cocaine” of gaming) is allowed operate.

No big deal being opposed to the Iraq War. Even theRepublicans know it’s a mess. In my travels haven’t run into a single rank and file Republican who defended it.

Divorce is everywhere but we never try for a quickie divorce from a failed war. We were lucky the North Vietnamese won outright. Otherwise we’d be still there trying to win “hearts and minds”.

Neither Lamont or Lieberman address our most critical national defense issue: How can democracies fight 21st century asymmetric wars which there are no “civilians” by relying upon 20th century international laws of war which assume there are?

The issue is for all to watch today on the coverage of the Israeli attack on Qana!
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 30, 2006 @ 2:18 pm
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Israel just announced a 48 hour bombing pause. Brings back memories of the beginning of the end in Vietnam with the Tet offensive launched during the holiday ceasefire.

(from the Wikipedia} “Vietnamese tradition held that the turning of the lunar year should bring auspicious signs and gladness of heart; thus it had become customary for both sides to observe a truce during the holidays celebrations. In 1968, a thirty-six hour cease-fire had been agreed upon, to commence at midnight on January 30…A little after midnight on January 30, they assaulted the Nra Trang perimeter. All day long, from Quang Tri to CA Mau, in a barrage of rockets and mortars, they attacked provincial capitals and divisional headquarters. No target was too formidable. They attacked Bien Hoa, Cam Ranh Bay, and even Tan Son Nhut. Vietcong and NVA solidiers were fighting in the streets of Hue, DaNang, and Saigon itself…”

Besotted by a bread and circuses culture the West has lost its moral and spiritual compass. No wonder a bold and dynamic Islam is on the move. Not beyond the realm of possibility there’ll be a Caliphate extending across Europe all the way to Spain.

Israel is last Western style democracy which actually believes in itself. Should it disappear the West will fall into a second Dark Age.
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 30, 2006 @ 6:05 pm

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Israel's fight with Hizbollah will determine whether the West survives

(Ottomans at the gates of Vienna in 1521.)

Draft of next Washington Times full page ad to appear 8/6/06

20th CENTURY INTERNATIONAL LAWS OF WAR
ARE SUICIDE PACTS FOR DEMOCRACIES FIGHTING
21ST CENTURY ASYMMETRIC WARS

There are no civilians in 21st century asymmetric war against terrorists
ardently supported by indigenous populations. 9-11 and ordinary Israelis rocketed daily by Hizbollah prove there are no civilians in wars against non state actors.

Had Lincoln and FDR fought under today’s international laws protecting civilians slavery would still exist, America wouldn’t, and the Nazis and Japanese Imperialists
would rule the world.

Israel's fight with Hizbollah is the key
to the future of our civilization.

My 7/28/06 e-mail to the White House
“The enemies of democracy are watching us very carefully…
If Lincoln and FDR acted as we're doing now, the Union
wouldn't have survived and the Nazis and Japanese Imperialists would rule the world…

(Hizbollah could) take American weakness as a permission slip for even more dangerous adventures such as turning his forces loose to seize the Lebanese state outright. It would quickly become nuclear and united with Syria and Iran initiate a war to establish a European Caliphate from Turkey all the way to Spain.

My guess is today's morally & socially bankrupt Europe would surrender rather than resist an Islamic nuclear threat from a Hizbollah controlled Lebanon. Appeasement just doesn't work. Countless millions perished in WWII because of it.”

MARK KLEIN, M.D.
http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/Mark_Klein
http://www.iowachristian.com/candidatewatch.htm
http://empirezone.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=413#comments

Friday, July 28, 2006

Politics in the ether

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The meaning of charity

(Evacuating a wounded Israeli soldier.)

Spoke to my pregnant daughter in Israel today. A very charitable person purchased hotel rooms in a relatively safe area in northern Israel so her family along with a number of others from Safed could get a few days of relief from the cramped life in the bomb shelters.

Enemies arise against us in every generation but our courage and iron resolve are the reasons the Jewish people have survived and prospered for more than 3500 years.

Israel today stands at the front line for the fight for the future of our civilization. If we do not show the "Hizbollahs" of this world we have the stomach to fight to win, all will be lost.

War notwithstanding the Jewish sense of humor persists. Yesterday, an Israeli radio station placed a call in English to a Burger King in Beirut to order "Nasrallahburgers" for takeout!

Monday, July 24, 2006

At the crossroads for the future of our civilization


Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 08:51:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: "MARK KLEIN, M.D." markklein1000@yahoo.com
Subject: Please pass the below on to Morton Blackwell and the staff.
To: Nan Swift n@limail.us

Below is the 21st century politics of the ether. I became a credible contender with a nationwide volunteer staff with almost no earned media.

Spent a lot of time talking with your housekeeping and security staffers. If we deliver a PRACTICAL family friendly message, the conservatives could really GOVERN for the first time.

Had a great time and learned alot. You run a class act program!!!!

Mark

(New York Times Empire Zone Blog today)

10:06 am
The Morning Buzz
Categories: General, Tom Suozzi, Governor's Race, Connecticut Senate Race, Joseph Lieberman, Ned Lamont

With two weeks until primary day, both Senator Joe Lieberman and his challenger, Ned Lamont, are calling in the big guns for campaign-trail help this week. Mr. Lieberman, being an 18-incumbent and former vice-presidential nominee, has perhaps the biggest and shiniest gun of all: Former President Bill Clinton, still enormously popular with rank-and-file Democrats, will swing through the state today to campaign for Mr. Lieberman...
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Nicholas, thanks for the Star Trek reference on a depressing Monday morning, it made me smile.
Comment by EnWhySeaWonk — July 24, 2006 @ 10:14 am

The Jewish community needs a strong, proven friend like Senator Lieberman in this perilous hour with Israel at war, and Hizbollah threatening to unleash pogroms against us around the globe.
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 24, 2006 @ 10:52 am

Maxine Waters vs. Bill Clinton? I think I know who my money is on. Is there any possible worse time to be antiwar than right now? LaMont has as much a chance of winning the nomination as Suozzi…
Mark,
Anyone in CT that doesn’t want their neighboring state of NY to turn into northern Israel would be wise to support the more experienced and hawkish Lieberman. Now is not the time to go soft on terrorism.
Comment by New York Hotlist — July 24, 2006 @ 11:17 am

I believe the future of Western Civilization is on the line in this fight with Hizbollah.

The “Hizbollahs” of this world are watching to see if we have the stomach to fight effectively. That means we must scrap late 20th century rules of war which tie our hands.

Had Lincoln and FDR fought under today’s rules slavery would exist, the United States wouldn’t and the Nazis and Japanese Imperialists would control the world.

My pregnant daughter, her two young children and rabbi husband fled Safed for relative safety in Jerusalem are proof there are no civilians in 21st century asymmetric war.
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 24, 2006 @ 11:42 am

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Heinz to small shareholders: DROP DEAD!!!!!

New York Times Dealbook today: A bitter war of words emerged today in Nelson Peltz’s proxy contest for five board seats of H.J. Heinz Company. After Heinz accused Mr. Peltz’s firm, Trian, of purposely using a proxy soliciter that prevented “tens of thousands of retail shareholders” from being able to vote via Internet or telephone, Trian hit back with this statment:

“Heinz is well aware, and has known for some time, that the unaffiliated impartial third-party vote processing system does not support Internet and telephone voting of shares held through brokers and other intermediaries when shareholders are seeking to elect only a minority slate of directors in accordance with applicable law. It is not a matter of ‘cooperation’ as Heinz falsely states. The fact that Heinz would try to blame the Trian Group for a third party’s internal processing matter is simply absurd and a desperate act by Heinz to mislead shareholders.”
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My posted comment:

As a Heinz shareholder, I am utterly outraged and disgusted by the company’s behavior in the proxy fight.

I got about 6% of the shareholder vote in 2005 for a proposal to sell the company. Since institutions usually vote for management, I got a high percentage of the small shareholder voter universe. Hence I’m not surprised small shareholders using street names frozen out of the ballot.

America gets all bent out shape about voting irregularities overseas but turns a blind eye to abuses here. At the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis in March, the GOP refused to list my name on the straw poll ballot despite attending with largest unpaid volunteer delegation from America’s 25 million non-custodial parent movement.

Coming in 9th of 16 as a write-in among among non-Tennesee delegates, my results were listed as “Other”. “Dr Other” beat Pataki, Guiliani, Brownback, Hagel, Gingrich, Barbour and Tancredo! McCain and Rice beat me by about 20-25 votes.

The Politburo is alive and doing very well!!!
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 22, 2006 @ 9:57 am

Friday, July 21, 2006

Finally on the national political radar

The Iowa Christian Alliance (ICA) put me on website's list of presidential candidates. http://www.iowachristian.com/candidatewatch.htm

ICA Candidate Watch
President
REPUBLICAN:

Senator George Allen, Virginia http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=CNIP9093
Senator Sam Brownback, Kansas http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=CNIP7813
John Cox http://www.cox2008.com/
Senator Bill Frist, Tennessee http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=CNIP7879
Newt Gingrich, Georgia
Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, New York Governor Mike Huckabee, Arkansas Senator John McCain, Arizona http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=S0061103
Dr. Mark Klein http://klein4change.in2006.us/page.php Letter to Iowa Conservatives
Governor George Pataki, New York
Governor Mitt Romney, Massachusetts http://www.thecommonwealthpac.com/index.htm
Senator Chuck Hagel http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=BC031069
Senator Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=S0061103

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Reconfiguring the electorate


The Leadership Institute teaches top notch campaign management skills for today's evenly divided electorate which leaves the real decision making to the undecided voters. Absent strong political beliefs they are the reason we have government driven by short term polls and winning the weekly newscycle.

My exploratory efforts to seek the White House will change all that. I'm trying to fundamentally alter the electorate by offering a fundamental reappraisal of how things should be done. Frozen out of media coverage, and shunned by the GOP, I have to be nimble and imaginative in getting out my message.

Just as the telegraph revolutionized the politics of 19th century so too the net. Getting my ideas out through blogs which reach the opinionmakers directly. In the below New York Times Dealbook comment I get to lay out a Klein Administration's approach to credit policy.

J.P. Morgan Chase early Wednesday posted record earnings of $3.5 billion, or 99 cents per share, for the second quarter.

My comment:

As a shareholder in all the major money center banks, I believe they are so inherently profitable over the short and long haul, I feel they have no excuse not to absorb very mild and transient earnings’ softness by acting in the best interests of the community.

There is no excuse for the banks to issue non conforming mortgages in this highly inflated housing market. Such mortgages pump too much money in the system to drive up prices and encourage speculation.

What amazes me is the managements are family people. Don’t they ask themelves about the impact of unreasonable housing prices on their children’s and grandchildren’s ability to own homes and start families?

We are led by the Baby Boomers and their progency for whom common sense, self restraint and delay of gratification are alien concepts.

Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 19, 2006 @ 7:57 am

Monday, July 17, 2006

A trip down memory lane

Staying in the dorms at the Leadership Institute program transports me back in time almost 50 years to my army days. Living with the youngsters is such a treat. The most obvious difference is they sleep late while like most older people I just can't!

Most delicious is I got the private room in the men's dorm. reserved for the "chaperone". In the army the squad leader got it. Upon arrival I set up my stuff on a regular bunk but one of my folks found out the room was available. Turned out another student not knowing of me found it before I did but decided not to take it because he thought it should go to a future president of the United States!

For 4-5 more days I'll be 18 again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hillary Clinton is untrustworthy about Israel & the Jewish people

Hillary Clinton and Suha Arafat

New York Times Empire Zone blog: The Clinton campaign has just released its new fund-raising numbers, and it shows that she has roughly 100 times the cash on hand as her two would-be Republican rivals, KT McFarland and John Spencer...

My posted comment:

No doubt Sen. Clinton’s bag ladies and gentlemen told her to keep quiet about Israel’s life and death fight with Hamas and Hizbollah so as not to antagonize the Arab-American campaign donation honey pot.

While her lips were zipped my pregnant daughter and her family were in a bomb shelter in Safed undergoing rocket attacks. Several fell on her street.

The American Jewish community should be very wary of Hillary Clinton. When it suited her purpose, she cozied up to the Arafats, and turned her back on Israel.

One of the reasons I became a Republican in late 1960s was the Democrats were no where to be seen when Israel was in grave jeopardy. I remember the 6 Day War as if it was yeserday. The Johnson administration openly abandoned Israel in her hour of desperate need.

The other reason I switched was the Democrats ditched the middle class to play hardball racial politics. Cost me dearly. In the mid-60s was in med school at Downstate and my wife taught school in Brownsville. While Democratic limosine liberals lionized the new Cossacks, militant black power types, we had to move to Queens to escape the alarming escalation of crime in the neighborhood around Downstate while at the same time idealistic, dedicated Jewish school teachers like my wife were forced out.

Wouldn’t be trying for White House were I not pretty steamed up about today’s GOP. I’m sticking with the GOP because they’re good people who just need to retool the message and get new leadership. Unlike the Democrats, the GOP’s friendship for Israel, and affection for the Jewish people, are the real deal.

Mrs. Clinton is untrustworthy when it comes to the security of Israel. If the American Jewish community ever got in jeopardy, I doubt she’d be there for us.
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 15, 2006 @ 8:20 am

Friday, July 14, 2006

Online political psychotherapy in the ether works


Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 08:54:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: "MARK KLEIN, M.D." View Contact Details
Subject: ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL FOR EVERYONE TO TRY TO ADD COMMENTS TO MINE ON THIS NEW YORK TIMES BLOG
To: f4jusa@yahoogroups.com

ANYBODY WHO'S ANYBODY IN AMERICAN POLITICS WILL EVENTUALLY READ IT.

Comments are moderated. Best to be brief and to the point. Worth submitting something even if not published because NY Times editors will learn we are a REAL POLITICAL FORCE to be reckoned with at the ballot box.

http://empirezone.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=318#comments

Notwithstanding the urgent need to reform federal policy destroying families, and particularly fathers and children, I was practicing online political psychotherapy to motivate financially and emotionally crushed non custodial parents, mostly fathers, to fight back. They are today’s prewar “German Jews” victimized by Nuremberg style laws.

I urged all of them to run for office no matter where or type. Much like the Yishuv representatives of pre-independence Israel scouring Europe to bring “home” broken Jewish concentration camp survivors, my goal was to restore them as effective parents again.

The divorce epidemic is largely the reason for poor educational achievement, drug abuse, the collapse of conventional sexual identity, conduct disorders, the obesity driven diabetes epidemic, the vanishing middle class and an increasing bizarre cultural zeitgeist.

Results?

(www.f4yusa@yahoogroups.com today re Arte Miastkowski)

WE DID IT! I submitted to the New York City Board of Elections 109 PAGES of petitions containing a grand total of 970 SIGNATURES!!! WE DID IT! Thanks to ALL OF YOU in accomplishing this first and most important step: to those who are afar and sent me email messages of support and encouragement; to those whose lives are so entangled in the injustice of this system - I know your thoughts are with me; and to those who came down to this concrete jungle (aka NYC) and in the rain, and heat of this bustling city - as the brave troops that you are - collected signatures! THANK YOU! I know it hasn’t been easy, but together - in unity - we pulled it off!!! Let’s all continue to be in one accord, let’s all continue in unity. JUSTICE IS COMING! And it’s going to hit the streets of New York City so hard that the pillars at the legislative office building in Albany are going to tremble. And just as it is written “the justice of your cause will shine like the dawn…and like the noon day sun.” It shall happen, because we’re going to make it happen!!! The battle continues, there’s still much more to do - let’s keep going forward! Juan Pagan jpagan50@earthlink.net

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The 21st century political alchemy of the ether

(My core policy message posted on the New York Times Empire Zone blog today likely reached, or eventually will reach the world's movers and shakers.)


Republicans as of late have tried to purport to be, for want of a better term, the “Leave it to Beaver” party — a party of responsible families, cheery can do American attitudes, and domestic tranquiilty.

But KT and Pirro seem to be auditioning for a role in a GOP version of the Soprannnos. The dirty laundry, malice and cavalier contempt for civil and legal norms never stops coming.
Comment by David Gottfried — July 13, 2006 @ 9:59 am
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David,
You can never compare the national Republican party to its New York counterpart, which is why Rudy (and Pataki and Bloomberg) is unelectable for President.
He’s “seriously considering” a run, kind of like how I am seriously considering eating lunch in a couple hours.
Comment by New York Hotlist — July 13, 2006 @ 11:06 am
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Unless Bloomberg plans to run as a Democrat, wrapping himself in the JFK legend won’t play well with the Republican base. As Democrat he’d be a far more effective and attractive candidate than Hillary Clinton. There’s a world of difference between great success in business and hands on government leadership than simply policy wonketting.

I agree with David Gottfried’s comment above. What he alludes to is why the GOP base is up in arms and I’m testing the waters for the nomination. We want the administration to walk the walk on effective family policy which means among things ending federal policy which perversely promotes divorce and family discord.
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 13, 2006 @ 11:19 am
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Mark,
Can you elaborate as to which federal policies promote divorce? I can only think of many that do the opposite (which I think is still wrong - the government should have no preference towards single, married, widowed or divorced people).
Thanks.
Comment by New York Hotlist — July 13, 2006 @ 12:05 pm
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REPLY TO HOTLIST

Federal family policy destroys families by promoting the main reasons couples split up–money, revenge and getting the children.

Like gambling, liquor and tobacco taxes the massive subsidies states receive to collect child support incentive divorce. Subsidies are linked to the amount collected so levels are set very high. The “deadbeat dad” canard is most the result of people mostly simply unable to pay. Federal dollars also underwrite the cost of jailing these folks. The system operates much like the old welfare system which destroyed the black family.

The draconian Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a perfect to extract revenge. Without fear of legal retribution baseless complaints result in a spouse being automatically jailed without an evidentiary hearing, create an unfair advantage for the complainant in the divorce courts, and provide a mechanism to automatically seize the family home.

A Klein Administration could slash the divorce rate overnight by tying federal subsidies for family programs to a rebuttal presumption of joint physical custody in a divorce action, and requiring recipients of child support to file periodic reports supported by documentation showing how the money was used for the direct benefit of the child.

Finally it would be a civil rights felony to file a knowingly false complaint of spousal or child abuse resulting in someone getting jailed without a full due process trial.

I could easily win the White House with the votes of the 25 million non custodial parents (mostly men), their heartbroken parents, the children of divorce, and middle class folks for whom enjoying stable family life trumps ideology.
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 13, 2006 @ 3:33 pm
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What federal policies promote divorce? Your kidding right?Start with the $.66 federal incentive for every dollar of child support collected. The more divorces with children that occur the more child support ordered. AND if a state gives mom sole custody (which she gets simply by asking or claiming abuse) then dad will, in the vast majority of cases, pay huge child support awards resulting in more federal incentives.Yes it’s true. Our Federal government is incentivising the states to have more divorces, sole custody awards (instead of equal parenting where dad can actually be a parent) and high child support awards in return for billions of Federal dollars.
Comment by John Fowler — July 13, 2006 @ 3:49 pm
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Bloomberg, Giulaini and Hillary have one thing in common they will never talk about this “family” issue in their Morning Buzz. The issue of the federal policy that promotes divorce: Social Security Title 42 US Code Part 4d; Subsection 666-This law deals with the federal incentives for the collection of child support. This is the engine that drives the train of the divorce industry. Judges almost always vote against dads for custody because they know this simple concept: The more non-custodial dads, the more child support generated, the more federal kickbacks for the counties who collect it. This is why we work tireless to support Dr. Klein’s presidential exploratory committee. I hear wonderful speeches from others concerning the rights for terrorists and foreigners. What about the constitutional rights of the 25 million American dads; 90% of the dads never even get a trial! Only Dr. Klein has enough wisdom and guts to even speak about this issue which will effect HALF of all the married men who read this article. Feel free to call me when you hear ANY other candidate speak about custodial rights of dads. 412-829-2278 http://www.dadscustodysupportgroup.com/ Tony.Taylor@yahoo.com
Comment by Tony Taylor — July 13, 2006 @ 5:46 pm
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Republicans at the federal level are in serious trouble with their core conservative constituency. They listened on Harriet Miers, after a huge backlash. But they have completely failed to pay any attention to the very large numbers of pro-marriage, anti-divorce, anti-entitled-welfare state Americans. In fact, Republicans have gone out of their way to ignore it.
Over half of Americans have been seriously impacted by the entitled welfare state, and they are not happy. This spans both liberals and conservatives. I estimate that about 40% of the Republican vote would immediately come from a well-done social reform pro-family platform. This is the only thing that can motivate both the conservative base and bring home the mainstream vote.

The Federal government spends more money destroying families, then studying the wreckage and attempting to mask the results, than it spends on anything else. This must end: we do things to citizens that even the Chinese find disgusting.

Dr. Mark Klein did extremely well at the SRLC, and every other convention he has attended, because he speaks to these issues with positive solutions. States know what is going on. They want change. Republicans who are trying very hard to ignore both Klein and these issues are sealing the fate of the party in 2008.

Comment by David R. Usher — July 13, 2006 @ 10:08 pm

The rights of men are often denigrated, and the political discourse is for the most part wholly oblvious to this.

For example, although Farahakan is, to my mind at least, an odious figure, he hit a nerve with his idea for a million man march. This is because the problems of black men have been so thoroughly overlooked. And I hate to say it, but much of this is because so many of my fellow liberals, enthrall to feminism, could only see the plight of black women and forgot about black men.

But enough of the abstract and let’s get to the concrete: At one of my old employers, it was established that black women could be hired but that black men would never be hired. This is because black men were considered a greater criminal risk.

Of course, I am sure many conservatives think this is impossible, that this cannot happen, because of statutes prohibiting such discrimination. They fail to realize that it isn’t easy to bring such a discrimination suit, that a man trying to find a job usually doesn’t have the money to hire attorneys to bring suit, and that counsel might shun such a suit. Do you really think that in the course of pretrial discovery one will find a memo that says “Don’t hire black men.”

There are various governmental entities that are supposed to combat discrimination, but don’t get me started on the impotence, lethargy and inconsequence of such bogus remedial programs that create the illusion of liberal intervention and don’t do a damn thing.
Comment by David Gottfried — July 13, 2006 @ 10:17 pm
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I am a small business owner who lives near Pittsburgh, PA. When I met Dr Klein in Aug 2005 and listened to his empathy for the middle class citizens and the non custodial parents I was shocked. There is NO one who is talking about families today.

I am appalled with our federal policy which is designed not only to break up families, but to “force” them to be dependent upon them. Children of divorced parents today have the federal government as their father.

It is totally baffling to me that Americans just sit by and let the government spend their hard earned dollars (billions) to CREATE situations in which we have to raise taxes to try and fix.
Since August of 2005 I have traveled with Dr Klein to DC (several times), MN, San Antonio (TX GOP), IA, Memphis (TN GOP), OH, PA. During our travels I have not had any negativity about Dr Klein. His word is very well received. We are tired of brass buttoned politicians who are ‘career oriented.’ We want someone who has morals and values. All one needs to do is talk with Dr Klein for a couple minutes to see his authenticity. I believe Dr Klein has appeared at the right place/right time. He is the political leader for us 25 million Non Custodial Parents and our families/friends.
Comment by carol carpec — July 14, 2006 @ 6:26 am

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Beware lest the Pancho Villas return!

Next week's Washington Times advert.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

One of these days we'll lose an American city


NY Times
July 11, 2006

House That Blew Up Was a Dream and Then a Nightmare

The graceful town house on East 62nd Street was more than a home to Nicholas Bartha.

Dr. Bartha, burned and barely conscious, was pulled from the ruins yesterday morning after the house was nearly leveled by a gas explosion, raining bricks on one of the city’s wealthiest streets and sending up thick columns of black smoke. Even before the fires were extinguished, police began focusing on Dr. Bartha as the most likely person to have caused the blast...Dr. Bartha, 66, was embroiled in a marital split that by all accounts was no ordinary divorce. But he would have done anything to keep that house, including stay married, his lawyer said...a court ruled that his wife deserved a share of the building.. in April he was ordered to sell it so he could pay his wife more than $4 million. In court papers, she said he had repeatedly vowed in ominous tones that he would die in that house and that she would never get it...Now there is no house.
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The divorce situation is so out of hand the result of federal policy incentivizing family breakdown one of these days an unwilling victim with sufficient scientific and/or military training will take revenge by destroying an American city with a WMD.

We've already experienced public revenge terrorism for divorce. Last year's Los Angeles train derailment which killed about 10 people and causes millions in property was committed by a distraught young man deprived of his children, and financially ruined in a divorce action.

To reduce the divorce rate best approach is to remove the incentives--MONEY, REVENGE AND GETTING THE CHILDREN!

A Klein Administration would set as conditions for states to receive federal family programs the enactment of:

Rebuttable presumption of joint physical custody in a divorce action.

Recipients of child support shall file periodic reports supported by documentation showing how the money was used for the direct benefit of the child .

Order the Attorney General to prosecute as a Civil Rights felony knowingly filing false charges of domestic violence or child abuse resulting in someone's incarceration without a full due process trial.

Monday, July 10, 2006

End of polygamy=men's liberation!!!!

NY Times today--Aga Mehmet Arslan, a Kurdish village chieftain in Turkey, in front of one of his five houses in Isiklar, Turkey, one house for each of his five wives. If he had to do it over, he said, he would marry only one woman.

With his 5 wives, 55 children and 80 grandchildren, 400 sheep, 1,200 acres of land and a small army of servants, Aga Mehmet Arslan would seem an unlikely defender of monogamy.

Yet if he were young again, said Mr. Arslan, a sprightly, potbellied, 64-year-old Kurdish village chieftain, he would happily trade in his five wives for one...(and) "I wouldn't do it again" listing the challenges of having so many kin — like the need to build each wife a house away from the others to prevent friction and his struggle to remember all of his children's names...

"I have done nothing shameful," he said. "I don't drink. I treat everyone with respect. But having so many wives can create problems."

His biggest headache, he said, stems from jealousy among the wives, the first of whom he married out of love. "My rule is to behave equally toward all of my wives," he said. "But the first wife was very, very jealous when the second wife came. When the third arrived, the first two created an alliance against her. So I have to be a good diplomat." (No kidding!!)
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The 1000 year ban forbidding Askenazi (European) Jewish polygamy recently expired. Not only has there not been a rush to resume the practice, we barely can get our boys and girls to marry each other. The answer to the child's question how mom and dad would feel about marrying outside the faith is saying first bring home someone of the opposite sex.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

THEY CAN'T SAY THEY WEREN'T WARNED



Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 07:38:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: "MARK KLEIN, M.D." View Contact Details Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Absent a BY HAND vote by vote recount of the Mexican election there could be a civil war spilling over into the United States.

To: garrett.ashley@gov.ca.gov, rob.stutzman@gov.ca.gov, lynn.montgomery@ltg.ca.gov, rochelle.thompson@state.nm.us, david.contarino@state.nm.us, diane.denish@state.nm.us, jwright@az.gov, astephans@az.gov, dierdre.delisi@gov.state.tx.us, brian.newby@gov.state.tx.us, toniatkins@sandiego.gov, jmadaffer@sandiego.gov
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Coming Mexician civil war

Without a vote by vote recount of the Mexican presidential election very likely the country will disintegrate to end up in civil war. Good chance Calderon's machine fixed the election.Our borders are so porous heavily armed guerilla groups claiming to be liberators of the territories lost in the Mexican War could start fighting in California and the southwest.The Bush administration is playing the fool by staying quiet on the Mexican election.

MARK KLEIN, M.D.
OAKLAND, CA

Saturday, July 08, 2006

21st century politics of the ether

Free and open access to the ether allowed me to list myself alongside my principal rivals for the GOP presidential nomination. The GOP and its media house organs are doing everything they can to keep me off the radar screen. My Wikepedia listing potentially changes everything.

http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/Mark_Klein

http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/United_States_Republican_Party

United States Republican Party
From Central Campaign Wikia

The Republican Party is one of the two major parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. The Republican party is traditionally associated with conservative philosophy and issues. Common Republican issues are the right to life, the war on terror, lower taxes, less intrusive government, and states rights, though the latter 3 issues have be suppressed by current Republican power structure. Currently, the Republican party controls the executive and legislative branches of the federal government and more than half of the state Governors.

Wikipedia: 2008 Presidential Election

Candidates

Likely candidates for the Republican Party:

Senator George Allen of Virginia
Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas
Businessman John H. Cox of Illinois
Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York City
Doctor Mark Klein of California
Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska
Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas
Senator John McCain of Arizona
Governor George Pataki of New York
Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts
Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice

Friday, July 07, 2006

A stitch in time saves nine

I weigh myself daily on a doctor's balance scale. Noticed I put on a couple of pounds despite eating no more than the requisite number of calories to maintain my normal weight for someone 6-4 of 200-204 pounds. (15 cal/lb x 200=3000) A serious chocolate lover discovered I undercounted the calorie count for my current favorite goody by 0.55 calories/piece. Didn't take long to accumulate an extra 7000 cal which converts to 2 pounds of body fat. Was probably eating 3100 calories daily. With a very minor decrease in daily chocolate intake the problem should resolve quickly.

It's this kind of personal responsibility approach I'll bring to my medical programs when in the White House.

Coming Mexician civil war


Without a vote by vote recount of the Mexican presidential election very likely the country will disintegrate to end up in civil war. Good chance Calderon's machine fixed the election.

Our borders are so porous heavily armed guerilla groups claiming to be liberators of the territories lost in the Mexican War could start fighting in California and the southwest.

The Bush administration is playing the fool by staying quiet on the Mexican election.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

HUMAN EVENTS: AMERICA'S PRAVDA?

Human Events again refused to list my results in the June, 2006 straw poll. Like the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis last March, I continue to beat the GOP's top drawer potential candidates as a write in.

Tom Tancredo: 40.1%
Newt Gingrich: 14.9%
Condoleezza Rice: 10.1%
George Allen: 9.8%
Other: 6.8% (MOST OF THESE VOTES ARE LIKELY MINE!)
Rudy Giuliani: 4.8%
Mitt Romney: 3.2%
John McCain: 3%
Jeb Bush: 2%
Mike Pence: 1.5%
Dick Cheney: 0.9%
Sam Brownback: 0.9%
Bill Frist: 0.8%
Chuck Hagel: 0.5%
Tom Ridge: 0.3%
Mike Huckabee: 0.3%
George Pataki: 0.1%

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A true test of legislative moral courage

(copywrite 2006 Mark Klein. All rights reserved)

WASHINGTON, July 3 — While Internet gamblers lay down big money on World Cup soccer this summer, teams of lobbyists are facing off on Capitol Hill in a contest over whether the United States should choke off the growth of wagering on the Web...
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The senate is taking up the ban on internet gambling passed by the House. Now we'll find out just what Frist is all about.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Populist backlash against the Manchurian Globals.


Recent Latin American elections reflect the growing unhappiness with Manchurian Global globalism.

My Deal Book posting in the New York Times is pertinent.

7/3/06--"Michaels Stores, the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailer, agreed to be sold Friday to a consortium of private equity firms for more than $6 billion..."
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Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — July 3, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

With the world awash in rapidly depreciating dollars makes perfect sense private equity funds are gobbling up good companies like Michaels.

We’re rapidly heading into a world controlled by the Manchurian Globals. For them personal thift is their major concern. When the market soared as it did last week with good consumer confidence numbers, meant people took on more debt. This is not the Road to Serfdom Robert Hayek had in mind!

The “leftist” electoral sweeps and the standoff in the Mexican presidential elections reflect a growing repudiation of globalism.

The 2008 American presidential race will be a referendum on globalism and its catatrostrophic effects on the American middle class.

Monday, July 03, 2006

People are fed up with the Manchurian Globals' globalist economics

(Appears today in the Washington Times national weekly edition.)

The "leftist" victories in South America and the standoff in the Mexican presidential election reflects the growing global repudiation of globalism. That's why as a "Bob LaFollette" or "Teddy Roosevelt" Republican, I'm the only person who can save the GOP's bacon.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

It's a no brainer


NY Times--July 2, 2006

Buy and Hold? Sure, but Don't Forget the 'Hold'

ASSUMING that the future is like the past, you can outperform more than 80 percent of your fellow investors over the next several decades by investing in an index fund — and doing nothing else...
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Very hard to follow a buy and hold strategy in today's impulse ridden, instant gratification oriented society.

Very telling one of our key economic indicators is consumer confidence. Very different than when I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s. Thift was highly valued then. In elementary school arithmetic class once a week we'd deposit at least a dime in a real saving account set up gratis by a local bank. The program's motto "Save your dimes and watch your dollars grow" still renonates with me.

Even brokerage firms encouraged good investing habits. When a private stationed in Germany making about $120 per month in late 1950s and early 1960s, I joined a Merrill Lynch plan for soldiers in which I purchased shares almost commission free and reinvested the dividends. Invested about $35 each month so that several months later the money had grown so substantially it financed a long leave to Paris and London.

I'm that ever so rare investor today who still follows a very long term buy and hold strategy. I also keep paper stock certificates rather than hold them in "street name". Always get a little thrill handling old Standard Oil of California stock certificates on those very rare times I need to visit the safe deposit box.

For very long term investors like myself holding top quality dividend paying securities the cash returns are extrordinary. Dividend growth alone for some of my shares returns 25% annually against the original price paid long ago.

That why if I made the White House there'll be a new set of economic indicators featuring saving and investment over consumption.

Moreover, in a Klein Administration America will never again pay retail for anything. I grew up in a world in which the bywords were "I can get it for you wholesale!"

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Putting Home Depot's feet to the fire.

(Next week's Washington Times advertisement.)
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