Monday, December 26, 2011

Foreign Policy: Why this issue is Ron Paul's strongest...

Establishment Republicans have become apoplectic over the potential for a Ron Paul victory. They claim his Foreign Policy agenda will destroy America. Translation: President Paul will throttle back the dollars going into the War Machine, and will take the most lucrative market off the table - the American Domestic market.

There are trillions on the table for defense companies in an America that focuses her bayonets inward. Think VIPR Teams, scanners, armored vehicles for the Podunk Police Department, et cetera.

Ron Paul refuses to let that obtain. He points to that troublesome document for support - the Constitution.

What the Republicans fear is genuine: Ron Paul's Foreign Policy positions appeal to the Hard Right and they will appeal to the Hard Left in a General Election.

Ron Paul's economic message appeals to an even broader coalition of Left & Right.

Here is the bullet-list of Foreign Policy positions directly from Ron Paul's 2012 site:

* Make securing our borders the top national security priority.
* Avoid long and expensive land wars that bankrupt our country by using constitutional means to capture or kill terrorist leaders who helped attack the U.S. and continue to plot further attacks.
* Guarantee our intelligence community’s efforts are directed toward legitimate threats and not spying on innocent Americans through unconstitutional power grabs like the Patriot Act.
* End the nation-building that is draining troop morale, increasing our debt, and sacrificing lives with no end in sight.
* Follow the Constitution by asking Congress to declare war before one is waged.
* Only send our military into conflict with a clear mission and all the tools they need to complete the job – and then bring them home.
* Ensure our veterans receive the care, benefits, and honors they have earned when they return.
* Revitalize the military for the 21st century by eliminating waste in a trillion-dollar military budget.
* Prevent the TSA from forcing Americans to either be groped or ogled just to travel on an airplane and ultimately abolish the unconstitutional agency.
* Stop taking money from the middle class and the poor to give to rich dictators through foreign aid.
Ron Paul can be the next President of the United States with his message.

The only obstacle he faces is an Establishment R machine that will deliberately refuse to support his campaign against President Obama.

For the Establishment, President Obama is better than a President Paul.

If you are not ready to step off the porch, if you think there remains a whisp of hope in the political sphere, do what you can to advance your ideals.
From Kerodin and III%
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Why is the American establishment media sanitizing reality?

The December 5th, 2011 cover of Time Magazine represents a disturbing truth: the American corporate-controlled establishment media presents a picture of the world that is meant to placate and pacify the people of the United States in favor of presenting reality as it is.

While the covers of the European, Asian, and South Pacific editions have an image of chaos in the streets in Egypt with “RevolutionRedux” in bold white letters in the center, the American edition is a cartoon with the headline “Why Anxiety is Good for You.

”Is this just a meaningless marketing tactic or does it exemplify the greater trend in how the American corporate media presents the world to the people of the United States?

I tend towards the latter, given the fact that this is something that is inescapable when consuming media marketed to people in the United States.

When I have the unfortunate pleasure of turning on the radio and listening to National Public Radio, I never cease to be amazed by the topics they choose to cover.

While much of the economies of the world are in shambles, uprisings both real and manufactured are occurring around the globe, brutal police crackdowns are taking place in the United States and the federal government is attempting to legalize indefinite military detention of civilians, even American citizens, without trial or charge, they opt for fluff stories with little-to-no meaning whatsoever.

This is the unfortunate nature of the “infotainment” industry that appeals to the lowest common denominator instead of attempting to inform and educate their audience.

The debatable aspect of this grim fact is if it is simply a result of sacrificing information and content in favor of ratings or if it is a calculated agenda to dumb down the American people.

I tend to fall into the camp of people who believe that this has been too pervasive and relentless to be the product of just doing whatever it takes to get ratings.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas to all my family and friends

I just don't understand why so many in the world do not comprehend this very simple message.

A New "Silent Night" Descends on Austria

From the desk of Diana West on Fri, 2011-12-23 12:08
Ah, to be in Vienna at Yuletide. Streets sparkle with the lights of the Christkindlmarkts, the traditional markets that spring up for the season. Skaters circle the rink outside the picturesque Rathaus (City Hall). Merrymakers warm their hands on cups of gluhwein (mulled wine). What could possibly be missing?

Freedom of speech.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
Freedom of speech no longer exists in Austria, as definitively proven by the Vienna high court. This week, a judge upheld the conviction against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff on the following charge: "denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion." In simplest terms, this means that Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff speaks the truth about Islam, and in Austria, as in other nations across the Western world currently transitioning to sharia (Islamic law), speaking the truth about Islam is not tolerated, and, more and more, is against the law.

What did Elisabeth say that the Vienna high court ruled verboten? Elisabeth was convicted in February 2011 of "denigration" of Islam because in the course of a seminar she was teaching on Islam she stated that "Muhammad had a thing for little girls."

This statement is demonstrably true. According to an authoritative Islamic text (hadith), Muhammad married his wife Aisha when she was six years old. According to the same hadith, Muhammad engaged in sexual intercourse with his "wife" when she was nine. This, at the very least, constitutes "a thing" for little girls. It also constitutes child rape under Western law and Judeo-Christian-derived morality. In all too many Islamic societies where Mohammed's example is emulated, such child rape in "wedlock" is not a crime; indeed, it is permissible under sharia.

Jon Voight

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gun-ban lobby growing increasingly impatient with Obama

Taking a break from inciting “occupy protests” around the country, professional huckster Jesse Jackson recently returned to one of his longtime battle-cries: “Limit guns now.”

Writing in The Chicago Sun-Times, Jackson says, “It is time to revive the ban on assault weapons,” and he laments the fact that “more Americans now own a gun on their property than any time since 1993, and for the first time, a majority of Americans are against a ban on assault rifles and semiautomatics.”

Ever since Attorney General Eric Holder stated in 2009 that the Obama administration would work to reinstate Bill Clinton’s so-called “assault weapons ban,” Jesse Jackson and the gun-control lobby have grown increasingly impatient. It isn’t enough that President Obama promised the Brady Campaign that he would work “under the radar” to enact their gun-control agenda. Jackson and his allies want the president to begin his war on the Second Amendment right now.

This hasn’t happened yet, as Jackson acknowledges in his column, because millions of NRA members and gun owners are standing in the way. We refuse to be intimidated. We are continuing to educate Congress and the American people about the facts surrounding this gun ban, because we know the truth is more powerful than any demagoguery the gun-ban lobby can spin from its phony pulpit.

But if Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama and the Brady Campaign are truly concerned about public safety, they too should consider the facts. At a time when semi-automatic firearms (which they misleadingly call “assault weapons”) are more prevalent than ever before, our nation’s murder rate is at a 47-year low, having decreased 52 percent since 1991.

This is because the firearms that Jackson and Obama want to ban are highly effective tools that millions of law-abiding Americans use every day to protect their homes, their property and their loved ones. Semi-automatic firearms account for roughly 15 percent of the 300 million privately owned firearms in the United States today. They are used for the same purposes for which other firearms are used, including self-defense, hunting and recreational and competitive target shooting.

Contrary to the misrepresentations of the mainstream media, semi-automatics can’t “spray fire,” they aren’t “easy to convert” into machine guns and they aren’t “high-powered” compared to other firearms. Semi-automatics fire only one shot when the trigger is pulled — just like revolvers, bolt-actions, lever-actions, pump-actions, double-barrels and many other types of firearms.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Musings of a Mad Conservative

In his continual campaign for the job he already has, but refuses to actually do, Barack Obama is again spiking that football of his. You know the football, the one he spikes taking credit for the accomplishments of others, even when he stood in stark opposition to those same accomplishments for which he is taking credit. the latest example is Iraq. President Obama, while still candidate Obama made political hay of George Bush's handling of his foreign policy agenda, most especially his prosecution of the war in that country. He shouted from the hilltops that we should have never gone into Iraq, calling it the dumb war. He stood out against the surge, even after it turned out to be unquestionably successful. He questioned the wisdom of not doing more to reduce Afghanistan to rubble, and proclaimed that we needed to redeploy our assets there, (which meant turning tail and running from Iraq.) So, here we are today, and we have ended our operations in Iraq, a war which had in fact been won by the dullard Bush before he left office. The question is, as it should be, are we still victorious in Iraq, or has President Obama found a way to secure defeat after all?

Rewriting history, historical perspectives, and facts has been a hallmark of this Presidency. Barack Obama stood in front of the Brandenburg gates and stated that the Berlin Wall fell due to the unstoppable force created by common people on both sides of the wall shedding their cynicism and coming together. (I know you're laughing right now.) He said about two weeks ago that Ted Roosevelt's last Presidential bid made us a stronger Democracy because he showed us that deregulation did not work and that Socialism was a superior economic system. The problem of course is that Roosevelt lost his Bull Moose bid for the Presidency in 1912 and the deregulation and free market principles put into place by Calvin Coolidge led to a decade and a half of 4.5% annual growth in GDP. The Great Depression as it turns out was caused by a failure of governmental intervention known as the Federal Reserve.

With those whoppers, and believe me, I could give many many more, it should surprise no one that in the early days of the current Presidency, Joe Biden the unfortunately not forgotten dolt of a number two man stated that victory in Iraq would be looked upon as one of Obama's great achievements. (Stop laughing, that was almost 3 years ago now.) So, the question is begged, now that Obama is spiking George Bush's hard earned football, just what exactly has Barack Obama's contribution to the effort in Iraq added up to? As he travels the nation's various Army Forts, Marine Camps, Air Force Fields, and Naval Bases, posing for photo ops and giving his peremptory your welcomes to the troops, what has he done to actually insure that their hard work and sacrifice actually means something?

As we leave Iraq, what will happen there? In January of 2009, we had an Iraq that had seen insurgent violence activity drop to nothing. The surge had worked, and more importantly, major swaths of the country had been turned over to civilian control. The Iraqi people had been working towards establishing their own government and training of their own military so that they could defend themselves from the upcoming attempts by Iran to take over. Today, takeover by Iran is already considered inevitable, insurgent violence is back to those levels not seen since the Winter of 2008, and that self governance is all but falling apart. So, in this regard, I might just agree with Joe Biden, Iraq, along with the great Islamist takeover of many former secular democracies in the Middle East will stand as one of Barack Obama's crowning achievements. The colossal failure in Iraq stands out as somewhat more painful to observe than most though.

Almost all of us have some member of our family who has served in, been wounded or killed in, or in someway impacted by Iraq. We had achieved our victory there, and those sacrifices had not been in vain. For the most part, our men and women in uniform believed in their mission, and had served magnificently and honorably. To take that victory and to throw it away in a senseless political ploy should be treated as any treasonous act against the United States. With victory achieved, Barack Obama unilaterally decided that he would rather see an American defeat. I guess that is what is meant by smart diplomacy. I am positive that if it were possible, Barack Obama would be ready to lose World War II as well, but as empty gestures and poorly produced Kabuki Theater go, that would not have done nearly so well towards his goal of destroying our nation. 11 Months from now, Barack Obama will become a former President of the United States of America, a title I wish him to hold in good health. I wish Barack Obama a long and healthy life watching us repair his damage and our rebuilding of America. He came close to achieving his goal, but we are stronger than any one man after all, just like the framers of our great republic envisioned.

Assad losing control as 10,000 soldiers desert Syrian military

More than 10,000 soldiers have deserted the Syrian army, sources say, with as many as half the conscripts not reporting in the last three call-ups.

According to Western intelligence agencies, even though the top brass is still loyal to President Bashar Assad, lower-level officers are deserting in large numbers, and in some cases, whole units have deserted en masse.

The army is considered the main factor safeguarding Assad's regime, after mass protests began in the south in March and spread throughout the country, inspired by the demonstrations elsewhere in the Arab world.

On Tuesday, at least 73 people were killed in Syria in clashes between the army and opposition, most of them in Homs in the west and Idlib in the northwest. The 73 dead added to the 100 who were killed on Monday, among them 14 soldiers ambushed by opposition forces, human rights groups said.

The groups added that Assad's forces were transferring wounded opposition activists from hospitals to army bases to prevent them from testifying to Arab League observers expected to arrive under a deal struck on Monday.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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In 1853 or thereabouts, Czar Nicholas I described Turkey as the sick man of Europe. A century and a half later, Turkey is increasingly the strong man of the Middle East, and the sick man of Europe is Europe — or, rather, "Europe." The transformation of a geographical patchwork of nation-states into a single political entity has been the dominant Big Idea of the post-war era, the Big Idea the Continent's elites turned to after all the other Big Ideas — Fascism, Nazism, and eventually Communism — failed, spectacularly. The West's last Big Idea is now dying in the eurozone debt crisis. Although less obviously malign than the big totalitarian -isms, this particular idea has proved so insinuating and debilitating that the only question is whether most of the West dies with it.

"Europe" has a basic identity crisis: As the Germans have begun to figure out, just because the Greeks live in the same general neighborhood is no reason to open a joint checking account. And yet a decade ago, when it counted, everyone who mattered on the Continent assumed a common currency for nations with nothing in common was so obviously brilliant an idea it was barely worth explaining to the masses. In the absence of ethnic or cultural compatibility, the European Union offered Big Government as a substitute: The project was propped up by two pillars — social welfare and defense welfare. The former regulated Europe into economic sloth even as India, China, and Brazil began figuring out how this capitalism thing worked. The latter meant that the U.S. defense umbrella ensured once-lavish budgets for hussars and lancers could be reallocated to government health care and other lollipops — and it still wasn't enough. Whatever the individual merits of ever-more-leisurely education, 30-hour work weeks, six weeks' vacation, retirement at 50, the cumulative impact is that not enough people do not enough work for not enough of their lives. And once large numbers of people acquire the habits of a leisured class, there are not many easy ways back to reality.

Defense welfare does the same at a geopolitical level. In absolving the Continent of responsibility for its own defense, the United States not only enabled Europe to beat its swords into Ponzi shares but, in a subtle and profound way, helped enervate the survival instincts of some of the oldest nation-states on the planet. I tend to agree with John Keegan, the great military historian and my old Telegraph colleague, that a nation without a military is in a sense no longer a nation. One of the few remaining serious second-tier powers is now joining their ranks: Under the "Conservative" premiership of David Cameron, a nation that within living memory governed a fifth of the earth's surface and a quarter of its population and provided what global order there was for much of the rest will have a military incapable of independent force projection. Were the Argies to seize the Falklands today, Her Majesty's Government would have to content itself with going to the U.N. and getting a strong resolution. Were the toppling of Saddam to be attempted today, Britain would be incapable of reprising the role it played eight years ago — of holding down the lower third of Iraq all but singlehanded while the Yanks pressed on to Baghdad. But beyond that, in a more general sense, nations that abandon their militaries tend also to abandon their national interests: Increasingly, instead of policies, they have attitudes. "Global warming" — "saving" the planet — is the perfect preoccupation for the ever-more-refined sensibilities of the post-national nation.

While Europe slept in and slept around, new powers emerged. China and India, on course to be the world's top two economies within a couple of decades, both act as more or less conventional nation-states. So too do Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey — and many lesser players. We live on a planet in which the wealthiest societies in history, from Norway to New Zealand, are incapable of defending their own borders while basket cases like North Korea and Pakistan have gone nuclear, and Sudan and Somalia are anxious to follow. Whatever supple lies it may tell itself, a rich nation that cannot bother keeping up an army is retreating not only from imperialism and conquest but also from greatness. Continentals enjoy more paid leisure time than anybody else, yet they produce less and less great art, music, literature. A land of universal welfare invariably universalizes mediocrity.

Whether Greece defaults or gets bailed out one mo' time doesn't really matter: It's insolvent, and there isn't enough money in Germany to obscure that fact indefinitely. The longer "political reality" tries to dodge real reality, the bloodier the eventual reacquaintance will be. Europeans are going to have to relearn impulses three generations of Continentals have learned to regard as hopelessly vulgar. Can they do that? A land of 30-year-old students and 50-year-old retirees has so thoroughly diverted the great stream of life that it barely comprehends what's at stake. "Europe" as a geopolitical rather than geographical concept has been for half a century the most conventional of conventional wisdom. Those, like Britain's Euroskeptics, who dissented from it were derided as "swivel-eyed" "loony tunes." The loons were right, and the smart set — the political class, the universities, the BBC, Le Monde — were wrong. "Europe" was a blueprint for sclerosis and decline, and then a sudden, devastating fall. As the "loony tunes" could have told them, it ends with, "That's all, folks."
-Mark Steyn

Chris Matthews Owes West Point an Apology

Ward Carroll | December 02, 2009
(Editor's note: Chris Matthews apologized to the cadets at West Point during the 7 pm edition of "Hardball" on Dec. 2.)

Every once in awhile the hyperventilating 24-hour news cycle causes otherwise well-produced TV personalities to show their true colors. One such occurrence happened immediately following President Obama's address from West Point on Tuesday night. In the course of his analysis of the President's remarks, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, the host of the popular "Hardball" program, made the following comment about those in attendance:

"I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth in the crowd out there, ah, the president chose to address tonight, and I thought that was interesting . . . he went to the enemy camp tonight to make his case. I mean, that's where Paul Wolfowitz used to write speeches for back in the old Bush days. That's where he went to rabble-rouse the ‘we're going to democratize the world' campaign back in, ah, '02. So, ah, I-I thought it was a strange venue."

So four thousand-plus young men and women -- Eagle Scouts, student council presidents, varsity letter winners, former enlisted war vets -- who have taken the first bold step toward becoming the next generation of Army leadership comprise the "enemy camp"? And West Point -- the place that produced Grant, Eisenhower, and Petraeus among many other national heroes -- is politically reduced to the place where neocons went to lead America astray?

Here's a clue for Mr. Matthews as he arcs around DC living the privileged life and listening to himself talk: Those cadets didn't choose to be in the crowd. They were told to muster in front of the hall some hours prior and wasted a lot of precious study time (final exams are looming, after all) filing into their seats. And they were instructed to conduct themselves as Army cadets, which they did brilliantly.

And that's not to say the cadets in the crowd didn't appreciate the opportunity they were afforded. The chance to listen to the president in person at least once over the four years at the institution is one of the values of a service academy education. That's the sort of thing that makes high-achieving high schoolers want to go to places like West Point and Annapolis.

I don't know Chris Matthews personally but strongly believe that his mischaracterization was an insult to the Corps of Cadets and West Point and demonstrates the obtuse and hypocritical outlook of a shallow and self-centered TV personality. I use the term hypocritical because I've watched "Hardball" for some years now and know that Matthews represents himself as a street-savvy tough from Philly who understands the plight of the regular guy. Well, it now appears that that's an act he drags out when he's losing an argument with a more erudite guest (one who appears exactly one time on "Hardball").

Based on his comments one could deduce that in reality Matthews sees the military as a cabal bent on undermining the Commander-in-chief's strategy because of a difference in political affiliation. That's beyond a simple insult to the men and women in uniform. It's woefully ignorant. It's profane. And it's irresponsible for someone who shapes public opinion night after night.

Chris Matthews owes the West Point Corps of Cadets a public, high-visibility apology. In the meantime, those he insulted will continue to petition themselves to a cause that allows him to be as ignorant and pedantic as he wants.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Liberals, Like Fish, Are All Wet

One of the many things that make liberals so obnoxious is their hypocrisy. For instance, when campaigning against Christmas symbols, they make a mantra of "separation of church and state," although those words never appear in the Constitution. They appeared in a letter that Thomas Jefferson addressed to the members of the Danbury, Connecticut, Baptist Association. While insisting that a person's religious beliefs were a personal matter, he did not expand upon the Constitution's very specific wording, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Nothing there that prohibits communities from doing whatever they want to do in the way of celebrating Christmas or any other religious holiday. It's only Congress that is limited. The Founders had a legitimate distrust of the federal government and they didn't want to risk the establishment of something akin to the Church of England. But they weren't quaking in their boots over decorated fir trees standing in the town square or people wishing one another a Merry Christmas.

When it serves their purpose, liberals like to quote Jefferson and pretend that he is one with them. However, pretending that Jefferson, the man who filled his Declaration of Independence with references to the Creator and inalienable rights, those rights that can only be granted by God, was an atheist is the sort of self-serving rubbish that liberals make a practice of promoting.

It's no surprise that Rhode Island's Governor Lincoln Chafee recently decreed that Christmas trees be referred to as holiday trees. He is, after all, a liberal, although he labels himself an Independent, and therefore, takes his marching orders from the loons at the ACLU.

On the other hand, liberals take strong exception to the Second Amendment, which gives law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms, and they would gladly have it nullified, even though its importance is patently obvious; otherwise, the Founding Fathers wouldn't have placed it right after the First Amendment, the one guaranteeing freedom of religion, free speech, a free press and the right to peaceably assemble. It's obvious that the Founders believed that without the Second Amendment, the First risked being merely words scribbled on parchment.

Liberals assume they hold the high moral ground, taking it upon themselves to determine who is a decent American and who is a racist, even though it's been their policies that have kept so many of those in black communities poor, ill-educated, fatherless, drug-riddled, violent, and as dependent as little babies on the federal government.

For good measure, it's been the liberal media that has raised such miserable reprobates as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to prominence, anointing them black leaders and providing them with megaphones.
By Burt Prelutsky , Monday, December 19, 2011

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

American Exceptionalism

From A Nation Like No Other

From its inception, our governing philosophy has been an exception to the practices of governments everywhere else in the world, as detailed by Alexis de Tocqueville and many others.

Embracing freedom at a time when Europe and the rest of the world were mired in monarchies and despotism, we settled the frontier, became the world's foremost advocate of economic freedom, led the world in science and technology, vanquished fascism, won a half-century battle against worldwide Communism, and eventually emerged as the world's sole superpower.

And Americans today still overwhelmingly believe in American Exceptionalism.
A December 2010 Gallup poll asked, "Because of the United States history and its Constitution, do you think the U.S. has a unique character that makes it the greatest country in the world, or don't you think so?" Eighty percent of Americans responded "yes," including 91 percent of Republicans, 77 percent of independents, and 73 percent of Democrats. Only 18 percent answered "no."
However, even while expressing support for the concept of American Exceptionalism, many Americans have forgotten the original ideals represented by that concept, ideals that have animated the ethos of American life throughout our history and have led to America's unprecedented prosperity and global preeminence.

Moreover, there is a determined group of radicals in the United States who outright oppose American Exceptionalism. Often convinced America is a uniquely brutal, racist, and malevolent country, these malcontents struggle to reduce American power and transform our political and economic systems into the kind of statist, socialist model that is now failing across Europe.

American Exceptionalism is being weakened not only by this small, radical group of Americans who actively seek to undermine it, but by this larger group of people who may even vaguely support it, but don't really know what it means or where it came from.

Clouded by this confusion, they acquiesce to policies that inevitably distance our nation from our founding ideals and historic values. As we slowly become more like Europe, with the attendant debt crisis, self-defeating energy policies, suffocation of private enterprise, and stifling bureaucracy that characterize that continent, they can be fooled into believing this trajectory is consistent with America's historic, exceptional nature.

The good news is that America, thanks to our founding creed, is uniquely poised to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Our inherent idealism and generosity, our capitalist spirit, scientific leadership, vociferous defense of individual rights, and penchant for innovation position us to reap amazing benefits from the Information Age, in which scientific, technological, economic, and entrepreneurial dynamism—not government-led industrial planning—will increasingly determine a nation's economic strength.

Yet just at this moment in history, American Exceptionalism is being diminished by growing indifference and concerted attacks against it. Instead of leveraging all our cultural advantages to excel in the new economy, the Obama administration is moving us in the opposite direction.

As the government grows ever larger, ever more bureaucratic, and ever more intrusive in the economy, the ideals and habits underlying American Exceptionalism are being steadily eroded. Work, creativity, and entrepreneurship are rewarded less, while the ability to manipulate the vast bureaucracy, navigate the impenetrable thicket of regulation, and game the byzantine tax code are becoming paramount skills.

This is why, now more than ever, we need to restore the values and habits of American Exceptionalism. The principles of liberty that underlay America's founding point in a dramatically different direction than where we're heading now.

Big Government and an increasingly centralized economy are the antitheses of liberty, which is fundamentally connected to free enterprise, local power, and smaller, more effective, limited government.

Our Founding Fathers understood these ideals and fought for them, just as we, in a different way, must fight for them today.

Video: Canadian Snipers in Action

Canada has some of the best snipers in the world, heres a look at how good they are.

Friday, December 16, 2011

When to Shoot the Colonels

"At ease, Marines, and be seated" orders the gruff Gunnery Sergeant. "Now turn to Chapter 8 in your Military Constitutional Law text," he continues. "Today we discuss the appropriate conditions for shooting a colonel who is issuing an order which would violate the Constitutional rights of American citizens. Our first scenario involves gun seizures..."

Absurd, isn't it, to think that this sort of education is conducted among our armed forces? Yet, millions of citizens indulge this unspoken fantasy each time they imagine that the military exists to preserve our freedoms.

When I was at the Naval Academy in the mid-80s, and a Marine officer in the late 1980s and early 1990s, discussion of such issues was considered taboo. One fellow junior officer even scoffed that "Congress can change that Constitution any time they like." This isn't to say that there wasn't an undercurrent among most of the warfighters that issues such as gun control and preservation freedom of speech might one day pose a crisis of command. Yet this undercurrent was kept carefully concealed, and tended to become a more and more uncomfortable subject as the ranks of one's company became more elevated. Fortunately, with the Soviets and the threat of global thermonuclear war, these issues seemed far removed and safe from serious discussion.

Not so today. In the aftermath of Katrina, armed and uniformed soldiers patrolled the streets and disarmed Americans. Some uniformed soldiers were captured on film lamenting that "I can't believe that we're doing this to Americans." Yet, they did it anyway, lamentations notwithstanding. But why?

To answer that, we need to understand the principles of military command and education. For veterans, this discussion is unnecessary. For the vast number of non-veterans, especially those who harbor that most dangerous and ill-advised fantasy of a Constitutionally-aware military, this discussion is essential to survival.

American military education is one of the most finely tuned and adapted mechanisms in the world for instilling knowledge into its students. No other school or university can come close to the efficiency at which military knowledge is imparted to novices. There are even courses, such as Principles of Military Instruction, for how to teach military courses. These courses even teach how to develop such courses from scratch. The famous John Saxon math courses, popular among homeschoolers, exhibit these techniques, courtesy of that former Air Force officer and academy instructor. Military courses developed along these lines tend to be highly effective at teaching motivated students. Students motivated to learn how to do things such as extinguish fires or shoot missiles. Or shoot you.

As a result, if it is worth teaching to soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines, it is worth embodying in a course. Captured as a course or in official manuals, such instruction is available to all for review and comment to make sure that the correct instruction is given, and given correctly. Conversely, if it doesn't exist as a course, it isn't being taught. And if it isn't being taught, it isn't even on the radar of the military mind. At least not the minds of those in command. Good luck finding a course such as "When to Shoot the Colonels" in a military instruction catalogue.

Even basics such as reading and writing and math are available as courses. But not shooting colonels. What colonel would even authorize such a thing? Only a colonel who realizes that one day he might have to shoot a general, of course. But that would require a separate course for command grades, entitled "When to Shoot the Generals." And who would authorize that? We can keep climbing this chain all the way up, if we like, but at some point the absurdity makes its point. No one in a position of command or power is going to surrender that power for something as irrelevant as your rights.

And what if a particular soldier scored highly on such a course? What colonel would hand out high efficiency reports on his potential executioner?

Another aspect of this problem that needs to be clearly understood is that all modern American military officers are political appointees. Surprised? You shouldn't be. As a practical exercise ask one to read his commission document to you. Pay particular attention to the "follow lawful orders" part, along with the "serve at the pleasure of the President" phrase. Oath of office notwithstanding, nothing in that document says anything about what to do about unlawful orders. Or even lawful orders, such as "seize all guns because Congress authorized it," which haven't yet stood the test of the judicial branch to adjudge Constitutionality. And like that 1stLt said, enough Congressmen can get together and change that Constitution. The Constitution itself says so.

Besides, if some uppity colonel out there decided to start authorizing instruction about when to shoot the colonels, you can bet that pretty quick the President would no longer be pleased. Because he or she would know where that path must ultimately lead. Which is why uppity colonels don't stay colonels for very long. Political appointees, my friends. That vision you have in your head of the noble military protecting your rights is just a dangerous fantasy. A fantasy you have to get rid of right now, before it gets you killed.

"But wait," you say, "I know Sgt. Soandso, and he would never go along with a gun seizure." Maybe not, but then again, you might be surprised. To "not go along" would mean that he has to violate orders. This violation would at the very least be a career-killer, or possibly get him shot in an extreme situation. Shot by who? By all the other sergeants who don't want to get shot, of course. After all, the colonel only needs a handful of sergeants who are in it for a career, and a raft of lieutenants, captains and majors who one day want to be colonels. For you to have your rights protected would require that a sufficient number of each of these decide, simultaneously, to put on the brakes. It is easier just to shoot you for resisting and go about their day. Say it again, "political appointees."

Besides, if all of these people decide in unison to protect you, and in so doing put their own careers, freedoms and life on the line, who is going to protect them? You? And if so, how? You needed them to protect you in the first place. And if Sgt. Soandso gets shot protecting your rights, what about his family? Retribution aside, who takes care of them with him out of the picture? Worse, after Sgt. Soandso gets shot, some corporal will be there ready to pin on those chevrons. And you can bet that to that guy, you are a minor inconvenience in his day. You wouldn't get lucky enough to get a chain of noble soldiers to protect you. When the day arrives, all of those political appointees will have scrubbed the ranks of those pesky oathkeepers anyway. Those oathkeepers who remain hidden in ranks will be in an impossible situation.

And we haven't even discussed the false-flagging of dressing foreign troops in American uniforms to capitalize on the unwillingness of Americans to kill "our boys." I'll save that one for later.

So if the military doesn't exist to protect our rights and freedoms, why does it exist? The answer is simple. It exists to back our national will with force. Most of the time, that is a good thing, particularly when our national will is to not be attacked by jackasses who threaten us. But when the national will turns to taking your guns away, you will be the jackass who threatens "us." Then the military will execute that national will with cold, unthinking and bureaucratic efficiency. And wrap itself in the flag while doing so.

Want to have some fun? Walk up to any active duty serviceman you wish, shake his hand and thank him for his service. Then, before you release his hand, pull him toward you slightly, look into his eyes and tell him, "now when the time comes, don't forget what your oath really means." Do this ten times, and the reactions of that little informal poll will tell you everything you need to know. Having divested yourself of that little fantasy, maybe you will have a chance to survive that gun seizure for the real battle later. At the very least you will have looked into the eyes of some of the enemy, constituted of complacency and obedience, you may one day face.

Tom Baugh


Starving the Monkeys

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thomas Sowell: Peerless Nerd

Thomas Sowell is that rarest of things among serious academics: plainspoken. This characteristic, a by-product of both his innate temperament and the intellectual courage for which nature does not deserve the credit, surely has been bad for his career. (Intellectual courage tends to impede the career path of an intellectual.) If he were the obfuscating sort, he might have made Harvard don; if he were the cheaply poetical sort, he might have made U.S. president. His plain speaking also makes him dangerous, and that danger is intensified by the fact that Sowell is black. And not just black, but unassailably black: He’s Southern-born, Harlem-raised, brought up poor, and the first of his family to be educated beyond the sixth grade.

If a mad scientist were to repair to his laboratory to design a machine that would make white liberals uncomfortable, that machine would be Thomas Sowell, whose input is data and whose output is socioeconomic criticism in several grades, ranging from bemused observation to thorough debunking to high-test scorn—all of which are represented in The Thomas Sowell Reader (Basic Books, 404 pages).

Now 81 years old, Sowell is known as a libertarian-leaning conservative, which he is, and he has a thriving sideline in debunking racial platitudes. But he is first an economist, which means he is first an observer and reporter of facts, and if those facts take him to uncomfortable places, so be it. No, the prevalence of black men in the NBA doesn’t mean that the NBA is racist, it means that reality is racist. Yes, Barack Obama and congressional Democrats really do practice the same kind of ethnic politics that resulted in the Rwandan genocide and the Sri Lankan civil war, even if they do not practice them to the same extent. Yes, affirmative action is naked racism. No, rent-control laws don’t control rent. No, gun-control laws don’t control guns. No, standardized exams are not culturally biased—but, yes, life is culturally biased.
Because he is black, his opinions about race are controversial. If he were white, they probably would be unpublishable. This is a rare case in which we are all beneficiaries of American racial hypocrisy. That he works in the special bubble of permissiveness extended by the liberal establishment to some conservatives who are black (in exchange for their being regarded as inauthentic, self-loathing, soulless race traitors) must be maddening to Sowell, even more so than it is for other notable black conservatives. It is plain that the core of his identity, his heart of hearts, is not that of a man who is black. It is that of a man who knows a whole lot more about things than you do and is intent on setting you straight, at length if necessary, if you’d only listen. Take a look at those glasses, that awkward grin, those sweater-vests, and consider his deep interest in Albert Einstein and other geniuses: Thomas Sowell is less an African American than a Nerd American.

Pakistan Was Consulted Before Fatal Hit

Once again we get blamed and held responsible for other people's FUBAR.
Deadly Border Strike Came After Forces Were Told Area Was Clear of Pakistani Troops.

WASHINGTON—Pakistani officials at a border coordination center gave the go-ahead to American airstrikes that inadvertently killed 24 Pakistan troops, unaware that their own forces were in the area, according to U.S. officials briefed on the preliminary investigation.

U.S. officials, giving their first detailed explanation of the worst friendly-fire incident of the 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, said an Afghan-led assault force that included American commandos were hunting Taliban militants when they came under fire from an encampment along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

The commandos thought they were being fired upon by militants. But the assailants turned out to be Pakistani military personnel ...

Infuriating idiocy about Islamists
This wins the prize for complete inability to admit the blisteringly freaking obvious point that al Qaeda is an Islamist terror group, they are at war with us and we are at war with them. This member of the Defense Department wastes bushels of oxygen evading the simple fact that our enemies are religious fanatics of an easily-identifiable flavor, identifiable because they shout their "god's" name as they hack the heads off living men and women. It is sad reminder that our "leaders" would rather bury their heads in sand, that our enemies tread wearing the iron sandals of violent Islamist extremist ideology, than be shunned by the "right"-thinking left as politically incorrect. This will make you want to beat your head against a wall.
Posted By Uncle Jimbo • [December 15, 2011]

The Cultural Enrichment Archives
So much cultural enrichment, so little time…

Muslim Cleric: “Face of a woman like her vagina”

Vagina Expert Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini -

This from famous Egyptian preacher, Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini–who earlier said that Islam teaches Muslims to plunder, rape, and enslave infidels. A leader of Egypt’s Salafi movement, which came in second only to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s recent elections, Huwaini’s comments are a reminder of what’s in store for the nation.

“Face of a woman like her vagina,” from Elaph, December 13:

Famous Salafi preacher Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huwainia likened the face of a woman to her vagina during a talk in front of a group of people on the necessity for women to wear the niqab [veil]. The sheikh’s words provoked anger among women and Muslims in Egypt, even as his supporters defended him…

With geniuses like Huwainia leading Islam, its no wonder they are taking over one mideast country after another and will soon be in your neighborhood in North America and Europe.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dem Congressman Absurdly Says “Fast and Furious” was Invented by the Tea Party

Last March during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, about deploying Marines to Guam, Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson used his time to address the Navy’s Admiral in charge of the Pacific fleet saying, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.” Some Democrat apologists insisted Johnson was joking. Looking at the video of the event does little to support that contention. Nevertheless, because Johnson is a Democrat, the story had a shelf life relative seconds, and he slipped back into his well-deserved obscurity where he lay undisturbed — until now.

Democratic spin doctors may claim he was “joking” then, but he has since revealed that he really is that stupid.

Last Thursday, after watching “his” attorney general eviscerated by questions from the Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, Johnson accused three very unlikely culprits in the Fast & Furious crime committed by Eric Holder.

Johnson accused both the “Republican” TEA party movement and the National Rifle Association of “manufacturing” the controversy, but went on to accuse the “Second Amendment” of being part of this sinister plot.

Proving he really is as dumb as he seemed last spring, Johnson disregarded the fact that every piece of available evidence points to the guilt of Holder’s Justice Department, the FBI, DEA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the outrageous sale of 2000 guns to Mexican criminal gangs.

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson babbled.

Pitching a softball question to Holder, Johnson asked him how many guns the AFT smuggled into the hands of Mexican drug gangs. When Holder answered “about 2,000,” Johnson provided the attorney general of “his people” an excuse. Johnson said the gun show loophole was “far worse” than the Obama administration’s negligence, and Holder grabbed the straw.

Since Democrats never have to worry about whether they are telling the truth or making sense, Johnson continued, “Now, how many firearms are sold to al-Qaida terrorists, to other convicted felons, to domestic violence perpetrators, to convicted felons” — he repeated himself; it’s hard for Johnson to remember things when he gets into attack mode — “to white supremacists?

“How many unlicensed gun dealers, or let’s say, how many weapons, how many assault rifles let’s just say in a given year are sold to such individuals by unlicensed gun dealers at these gun shows and how many of those end up walking away to Mexico? Can you give us a number on that?” he queried.

So, is Johnson a typical anti-American Democrat or an especially drooling half-wit that should not be occupying a Congressional seat?

What can we make of the people who keep voting for Johnson?

Chicago, 4th world country

The Washington Times
by Peter Bella

CHICAGO, December 13, 2011 ― I was a Chicago Police Officer for almost 30 years. I spent the first ten years of my career in one of the worst, most impoverished areas of Chicago, Lawndale. It was named as one of the ten most dangerous neighborhoods in America. Even people’s dreams weren’t safe.

Everyday I patrolled streets where there was no hope, no change, no future, and no way out. Self survival was paramount. People did whatever they could to live through one more day. Crime was just a day’s work.

The only thing that differentiated Lawndale from a fourth world country was indoor plumbing. The armies of rats and stray dogs ate better than the people. They were healthier too.

There was block after block of perfectly good commercial, manufacturing, and industrial property, all of it vacant, buildings and land. Urban renewal meant tearing things down, not redevelopment.

Day after day all we did was deal with people who were just trying to survive in any way they could. I developed a very healthy hatred. It wasn’t racism. I did not hate poor people. I hated a system of welfare, social engineering, and entitlement that did nothing to help poor people or alleviate poverty.

There was never a war on poverty. It was a war on poor people, a long term war designed to keep them in perpetual dependence and poverty. Our government created a system of slavery. They made people slaves to dependency, generation after generation.

I witnessed the big lies: wealth redistribution, social justice, social economic justice, and social engineering. Lies the progressives, liberals, and our president keep alive to this day.

I learned one thing. There are no safety nets. Government benevolence does everything to enslave people in a cycle of generational womb to tomb dependency. The so called safety nets are nothing but chains and shackles in disguise.

America has wasted money on programs that only benefit bureaucrats, social service agencies and their workers. Those are the only jobs created. The people the programs were designed to help are allowed to barely survive.

Not much has changed in Lawndale since 1978. There are still the same vacant buildings and vacant land, just more of it. There are still people living in abject poverty, just more of them.

There is still no hope, no change, and no way out. The vicious cycle continues.

There is anger in this community. Over 60% of the men are ex-felons. The unemployment rate is upwards of 70%. There is misery and hopelessness. People no longer want welfare or food stamps. They do not want subsidized housing. They want their share of the American dream. They want economic independence: They want jobs.

The politicians are still not listening. They are still pushing the politics of poverty.

The people no longer believe believe racism is the cause of their plight. They know politicians, including Black politicians, are the reason they remain poor.

No one is listening. The career politicians, at all levels of government, keep pushing the same slave agenda. The progressives and liberals keep pushing the same benevolent dependency policies. The bureaucrats and social workers, the only beneficiaries of government largesse, keep selling the dream of dependency.

One thing you learn as a police officer is how to spot a lie. The politicians have been lying to all of us since the 1960s. They are still lying, now to the middle class. They are pushing the same agenda of dependence and slavery instead of prosperity and independence.

Instead of economic development, which creates jobs, they push for more social welfare programs. More and longer unemployment benefits, tax holidays that will punish people when they end, food stamps, and other welfare type schemes - the false safety nets.

They absolutely refuse to pursue an agenda of economic development. They refuse to provide the certainty and confidence that will allow businesses to expand, grow, build, or even start.

Liberals want to create a more dependent society. They can control dependents. That is what progressive politics is all about, control. You cannot control people with paychecks.

I witnessed the failure of these programs over thirty years ago. They failed then and they will fail now. It is easier to get people on welfare programs than it is to build a factory to put them to work.

In Chicago there are square miles, in the aggregate, of land that could be used to build factories and other industrial entities. There is land that could be used for commercial and small business use. It all lies vacant.

Chicago is no different than other cities. No one wants to even attempt to build anything there. The hurdles, obstacles, and barriers are too high. Federal, state, and local governments put up roadblocks.

Better to have people survive on their benevolent largesse. Better to have people with their hands out instead of their hands dirty from work. Better to have welfare and unemployment checks than paychecks.

Those programs failed to help the poor. Poverty has never been alleviated and never will be. What is going on in America today is just a repeat on a larger scale. No one will be helped. No one will benefit except the politicians, the bureaucrats, and social service agencies, the sales people of misery and dependence.

We are supposed to learn from history. We learn nothing. We keep repeating the same mistakes. We keep electing the same kinds of people. Over and over again.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Planned Chaos of Euro Collapse?

EU debt deal may be divisive for Europe ... Heads of state in Europe are congratulating each other for agreeing to a deal that will force fiscal discipline on European Union countries and impose sanctions on those that stray from the budget diktats of EU regulators. But the pact drafted largely by Germany and France and agreed to over dinner and drinks in Brussels must now be sold to average citizens, who are increasingly mistrustful of surrendering national sovereignty to the European Union, analysts said Sunday. The pact, then, could wind up forcing nations to choose between further European integration or disintegration. Leaders of 23 of the EU's 27 nations agreed Friday to be part of a new fiscal union in which they would be sanctioned if they miss preordained targets on spending and borrowing. Britain declined to join the pact, while Czech Republic, Hungary and Sweden said they would have to seek approval from national parliaments. – USA Today

Dominant Social Theme: Too bad Britain faded away ... The chaos is as undeniable as it is undesirable.

Free-Market Analysis: In today's lead article we tried to point out once more (as before) that this global central banking order we have is not to the world's benefit. What we call the Internet Reformation has made it more and more difficult for the powers-that-be to promote their fear-based dominant social themes.

It is these memes that the power elite has used in the past to frighten Western middle classes into giving up wealth and power to already-prepared globalist solutions such as the UN, IMF and World Bank. But these themes are foundering now as more people find out more about them.

Global warming, Peak Oil, even the War on Terror itself – all of these memes and many more are not so convincing as they once were, thanks to the unfurling of the Internet era, which is doing to power structures what the Gutenberg Press did 500 years ago.

The European Union itself is a power elite meme – the idea that increased centralization and globalization are necessary in the modern world. It is not true, of course. It merely supports the larger agenda of the power elite, which is world government.

NC Sen. Richard Burr is not a RINO

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your Second amendment rights.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Leftist Mind

The Organization for a Free Society has issued its "Manifesto" for the Occupy movement. It was intended to to be an outline of their agenda, but in fact is a revealing peek inside the leftist mind. Here's an excerpt, if you have the stomach for it:

"We imagine an economy in which people are empowered to manage their own affairs, there are no classes, the means of production of social wealth are owned by everyone together, we function in solidaristic [what?] communities, and peoples’ needs and desires are accounted for. ...
We envision a world where individuals can define their genders and sexualities however they like, where gender is not fixed but a matter of choice, where people have the opportunity to be and grow into or out of whatever they want. ...
We imagine a world where people can choose to express their sexual desires freely, partnering in whatever ways make sense to them. ...'

This is more than just a rejection of traditional society and its morals. This is a rejection of being human, a hatred of flesh and blood. And I believe that's what separates the left from conservatives. Leftists imagine pretty things in pretty worlds and demand that they be made real. Physical reality is the enemy, and if it must be hacked and hammered to forge a better world, then it's all for a good cause. So what if a few eggs get cracked making that ideal omelet?

What we must never forget is that they've had their chance. The Soviet Union, Communist China, and Cambodia allowed the world to witness the actual fruits of egalitarianism, and they were widespread poverty and butchery. So while some may dismiss this "Manifesto" as a typical wish list for wide-eyed idealists, those of us with a memory cannot let such ideologies pass as either achievable or desirable.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Col. Dave Grossman

I have talked about the Colonel before and posted his essay "Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs"
If you haven't been one of the fortunate few who has attended his lectures, you can now
get his teaching "Bulletproof Mind" on DVD.

What do you want, Newt for president or more 12 year old boys chopping off heads?

Progressive Republicans in panic mode.

The GOP elites thought they had the nomination all sowed up for Mitt Romney. They help prevent Donald Trump and Sarah Palin from jumping in. They help destroy Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain. Now they have Newt Gingrich targeted. Unlike the others, they genuinely fear Newt. He is smarter than Romney and has the backing of the base. He’s an Establishment figure gone Rogue. Now Romney backers want Gingrich to be attacked.

Newt Gingrich’s surge is prompting the first signs of nervousness among top Mitt Romney supporters, some of whom are urging their candidate to take a more aggressive approach to arrest the former House speaker’s sudden rise.

Romney’s backers aren’t panicking — yet. But to many, especially among the GOP donor elite, Gingrich looks like Romney’s most formidable opponent to date, and a rival who requires a much more serious response than the previous conservative alternative, Herman Cain.

With precious little time left before voting starts — and a big cache of votes now up for grabs thanks to Cain’s withdrawal — Romney supporters say the pressure is building on their candidate to step up and seize the Republican nomination that has drifted just out of his reach all year.

The Gingrich vs. Romney battle will be for the heart of the Republican Party. Will the GOP continue to be a Transnationalist Progressive Party or will it be a Nationalist Conservative Party. A Romney defeat means the end of the Globalist control over the GOP. A Newt defeat means a 3rd Party will emerge.

The fact the GOP elites are nervous is a good sign!

More on the Palestine BS

The Jewish Channel's exclusive interview with Republican Presidential Primary front-runner and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other issues. In this clip, Gingrich explains his position on Israel and declares that the Palestinians are "an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs."

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rebellion Blog

Rebellion Blog

The US Constitution guarantees freedom OF religion
not freedom FROM religion. If you atheist don't want
to practice religion, then don't but don't tell the
rest of us we can't have our religion. Government and
religion have been linked together since the founding
of this country and if you don't like it, go live
somewhere the government doesn't want religion like
Russia or China. This is America.

Obama’s kid’s school serves Japanese/Asian food on the 70th Anniversary of Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor

Yet another reason why liberals are the scum of the Earth. Anyone think this is just a coincidence? Of course not! Libturds, being libturds, hate our country. “A representative for Sidwell Friends told the Washington Post that the timing of the Asian-themed menu was “completely coincidental.”
Yeah right, a-hole. A friend of mine on Facebook mentioned this, so I went to the website for the school, Sidwell Friends, and sure enough, it served an all Asian menu for lunch on 12-7…

Asian Mushroom Soup
Oriental Noodle Salad
Classic Spinach Salad
Teriyaki Marinated Chicken Strips
Szechuan Tofu & Veggies
Garlic Roasted Edamame
Vegetable Fried Rice
Fortune Cookies

Urban Survival Skills: Urban Survival Tool – Survival Rifle

Urban Survival Skills: Urban Survival Tool – Survival Rifle

What Can We Do?

by Rebecca Figone,

This author invites anyone to show 'Separation of Church and State’ to her in the Constitution. It isn't there. What rights the federal government did not have were reserved to the states in the 10th amendment. Letters from one man to churches and back, do not establish law or precedent, and if read in complete context it was meant differently even than it is taken out of context by our judicial over and over. The idea in the letters was that the Church wanted to make certain the government would not step in to control them...and the responses were challenging to the churches to teach the morality needed and the government would only act to the point of control where the churches failed. Here is a link to the those letters for those who have not read them for the entire context.

Our Congress authorized the Bible to be printed and used for a 'neat edition for Schools.' They established our laws on the Judeo-Christian faith. The establishment clause was to prevent something like happened in Great Britain from happening here. They did not want one single denomination to be the power monger, like the Anglo-Saxon religion in Great Britain. It was never about ‘separation of church and state’ to the point it has been taken; it was about all Christian sects having the freedom to be themselves, without government intervention. It was never about the reverse.

Georgia Gun Owners going for ‘Constitutional carry’

Licensing should not be part of exercising the right to keep and bear arms, the grassroots group Georgia Gun Owners asserts in a press release issued today. Announcing the pre-filing of the Georgia “Constitutional Carry” Act of 2012 (HB679) by State Representative Jason Spencer, the bill promises to eliminate the requirement to have a Georgia Weapons Carry License to carry firearms openly or concealed, as is currently established lawful practice in Vermont, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming.

Per Georgia Gun Owners, the legislation will:

Eliminate the mandatory intrusive government requirement for background checks of law-abiding Georgia gun owners;
Eliminate the mandatory requirement for taxes or “fees” be paid to county governments across the state, some of which add up to more than $100;
Eliminate mandatory government fingerprinting requirements;
Eliminate mandatory trips to county probate courts in order to carry openly or concealed;
Eliminate mandatory county government-imposed weapons license waiting periods;
Leave the current Georgia Weapons Carry License in place as a voluntary license, for the sake of reciprocity; the license will no longer be mandatory to carry open or concealed in Georgia.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Now Why Would FEMA Need "Quick Response Camps" Nationwide?

Government, Defense & Infrastructure
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Project Overview and Anticipated Project Requirements
Project Overview:
KBR is establishing a National Quick Response Team for our current Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work, and for
anticipated future contracts. Upon completion of evaluation, certain subcontractors may be
invited to establish a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with pre-established lease rates and
terms and conditions.
The Continental US will be broken up into five regions as indicated in the map below Services
will be required in each State within each region.
Anticipated Project Requirements:
Establish services listed below within 72 hours for initial set-up and respond within 24 hours for
incremental services. This is a CONTINGENCY PROJECT and it should be stressed that lead
times will be short with critical requirements due to the nature of emergency responses.
Subcontractors must be flexible and able to handle multiple, shifting priorities in an emergency
environment. Supply lines needed must be short but not necessarily pre-positioned.
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The personnel on site to be covered by these services will depend on the size and scope of the
recovery effort, but for estimating purposes the camp will range in size from 301 to 2,000
persons for up to 30 days in length.
􀁸 The offeror will not have to submit a proposal for each service in each state.
􀁸 Please identify which state and/or region your company can perform the
requested services.
The descriptions of the services are for reference only. Any and all specific requirements
will be forthcoming with a detailed Statement(s) of Work in an RFP solicitation.
􀁸 Catering Services
This service is open to companies that wish to provide food preparation services only, and to
companies that wish to provide the food supplies in addition to food preparation services.
Subcontractor shall provide food and food preparation services capable of providing meals per
feeding sufficient to meet the prime contractor occupancy levels. All meals may be prepared in
accordance with the Army 14 Day Menu program (or equivalent like NIFC Mobile Food Services
contract ( and may be enhanced based on individual
chef specialties and skills.
􀁸 Temporary Fencing and Barricades
Subcontractor will mobilize, transport, erect, install and demobilize temporary fencing,
barricades, and associated equipment according to federal, state and local laws, codes and
manufacturer installation instructions. The Subcontractor shall be able to mobilize and deploy
key personnel(s) within four (4) hours of NTP to meet with KBR Site Manager at the Responder
Support Camp (RSC) site in order to finalize the site design plan and acquire site specific
design requirements and layout.
Number of linear footage:
Approximately 2,300LF for a 301 person camp after 36 hours of NTP
Approximately 3,600LF for 1,000 person camp after 72 hours of NTP
􀁸 Hand Washing Stations
Subcontractor(s) shall provide all labor, management, supervision, transportation, tools,
material, equipment, fees, and incidentals to provide portable, self-contained hand-washing
stations for temporary camps for emergency First Responders in accordance with OSHA CFR
29 1910 and additional State and Local regulations. Major operations within this function include
transporting hand-washing stations for initial placement around camp and repair or replacement,
if necessary.
􀁸 Laundry Services
Subcontractor shall provide laundry services with no more than a twenty-four turnaround time
(time from customer drop-off to customer pick-up). The structure can be a tent, fabric shade
structure or container of the adequate size to receive dirty laundry and issue clean laundry from
separate issue and receive desk. The subcontractor will perform the laundry service at their
offsite facility. The facility must be adequate size to meet the services turnaround requirement.
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The facility shall have equipment capable of cleaning medical and Petroleum-Contaminated
clothing. The subcontractor shall perform washing, drying and folding of laundry.
􀁸 Medical Services
The subcontractor will provide a medical unit(s) capable of handling all medical emergencies in
accordance with American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) at a
minimum. The subcontractor shall have the capability to provide medical support during the
phase-in of a camp for 100 personnel within 36 hours of notification. The subcontractor must be
ready to provide support for full camp occupancy no later than 72 hours after notification. The
medical Unit shall be equipped to provide basic care for minor illness and injury; this will include
dispensing of common over the counter medications. Medical personnel shall provide medical
services to FEMA first responders and contractor employees 24 hours a day, seven days a
􀁸 Office Trailers / Administration Area
Subcontractor will mobilize, transport, install and demobilize Office Trailers and associated
equipment according to federal, state and local laws, and manufacture installation instructions.
The Subcontractor shall ensure flooring, lighting, HVAC and other associated equipment are of
good operable condition and function properly in accordance with specified and industry
standards The Subcontractor will be capable of transporting, setup and have the office
operational within 36 hours from NTP.
􀁸 Potable Water
Subcontractor will perform, Potable Water Collection, Transportation and Distribution Services
according to federal, state and local laws. Major operations within this function include providing
Potable Water to abolition units holding tanks, Shower units Holding Tanks. The Subcontractor
shall be available 24 hours per day for emergency Potable Water request. Subcontractor shall
respond within two (2) hours to emergency water request.
􀁸 Power Generation, Fuel Delivery / Supply & Electrical Distribution
Subcontractor shall have the capability to provide power generation, fuel delivery / supply and
electrical distribution for a camp sized for 2000 personnel capacity. Major operations within this
function include providing electrical distribution to a centralized location within site premises for
the purpose of providing an electrical connection point for other subcontractors to terminate their
main distribution cables.
􀁸 Refuse Collection
Subcontractor will collect, transport, and dispose of solid waste in accordance with EPA 40 CFR
243 and additional State and Local regulations. Major operations within this function include
waste container management and maintenance, emptying of waste containers and disposal of
collected refuse in a certified landfill. Additional the subcontractor will support a recycling
program with a goal to recycle 35% of waste generated from the RSC operations.
􀁸 Shower and Toilet Units
Subcontractor shall provide Shower and Toilet units, with HVAC/ECU and associated
wastewater collection tanks and potable water holding tanks and equipment associated such as
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pumps and piping. All water supply equipment shall be rated for potable water supply in
accordance with ANSI/NSF 42, 53 and 61standards and applicable EPA, state and local
standards and requirements. Water sampling and testing will be accomplished by others.
􀁸 Tentage, Flooring, Electrical & HVAC/ECU
Subcontractor will mobilize, transport, erect, install and demobilize tentage, and HVAC/ECU and
associated equipment. Major operations within this function include providing flooring, pole or
clear span tentage, HVAC/ECU, electrical distribution within tents, ceiling lighting, exit signs,
and fire extinguishers/smoke alarms.
􀁸 Waste Water Removal
Subcontractor will perform, Waste Water Collection, Transportation and Distribution Services
according to federal, state and local laws. Major operations within this function include removing
Waste Water to toilet units holding tanks, shower units holding tanks. The Subcontractor shall
be available 24 hours per day for emergency Waste Water Removal request. Subcontractor
shall respond within two (1) hour to emergency request.
Bob Siefert at
Army Releases Civilian Inmate Labor Program Document

Soon after KBR’s announcement, a little-known Army document surfaced. Entitled the “Civilian Inmate Labor Program,” the unclassified document describes in detail Army Regulation 210-35. The regulation, first drafted in 1997, underwent a “rapid act revision” in January 2005 and now provides a policy for the creation of labor programs and prison camps on Army installations.

National Emergency Centers Act

In 2009, the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 was introduced in Congress. It mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.

In addition to emergencies, the legislation is designed to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse, as Paul Joseph Watson noted in January of 2009.
For the better part of two decades FEMA detention camps were believed to be a figment of tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. As more information over the years has been made available through alternative news researchers like Alex Jones in his full length documentary Police State 4 and former governor Jesse Venutra’s FEMA camp exposé, it is becoming increasingly clear that the government has been taking steps for quite some time to ensure a rapid and effective response in the event of a national disaster or U.S. military deployment on American soil.

As many of our readers know, the U.S. Senate recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, it has been argued, authorizes the establishment of domestic war zones and the subsequent detention of those who are suspected of engaging in terrorist-related activity - including, arguably, U.S. citizens. What you may not know, however, is that just days after the passage of the act reports are surfacing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security, is requisitioning private contractors to provide services for government, defense & infrastructure pertaining specifically to FEMA activities with respect to emergency services.

At first glance, this may seem like no big deal. Why shouldn’t the government prepare for emergencies?

However, a review of an email made available through Info Wars from Kellogg, Brown & Root Services (KBR), a subsidiary of mega government contractor Haliburton, notes that the contracting opportunities available through the government and KBR are specifically for “temporary camp services and facilities.”

Monday, December 5, 2011

Social Unrest

I have been hearing the same thing from numerous sources. It seems we have about a year left before SHTF.
One simply cannot ignore the progressively deteriorating economic and political conditions in just about every industrialized nation (as well as ‘periphery’ countries like Syria and Egypt). The people are getting frustrated at the inability of political leaders to put forth any meaningful solutions. Moreover, they are dismayed at the utter lack of empathy from politicians who claim to be just like the rest of us, but regularly use their positions of power to amass more wealth and influence for themselves and their well connected friends at the expense of the electorate.

As Sovereign Man Simon Black points out in The Government Is Getting Prepared, What About You?, the last week provides some insight into the emotional and psychological state of the globe’s populace as evidenced by the First Lady of the United States being booed at a major sporting event, and a similar occurrence in Russia with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, not to mention the continued protests in the U.S., Europe, the middle east and elsewhere.

It really doesn’t matter where in the world you are. The people have had enough. And, the majority of them are holding on to the (false) hope that the next election will somehow change things. Just as Scott Brown’s election to the Senate in 2010 at the height of the Tea Party movement failed to change or improve anything because it turns out that the knight in shining armor was just another political prostitute, so too will the next election fail to fundamentally alter the direction we’re headed (unless something amazing happens like the election of a true third party thinker).

People may be holding out hope that things will get better. When the elections of 2012 come and go, and nothing has improved, what we’re seeing play out on the streets of America today is going to intensify. If you think police response is brutal now, wait until the Molotov cocktails start flying.

From Sovereign Man via The Daily Sheeple

"These minor instances are emblematic of the massive rift that has emerged between the ‘people’ and their leaders. Politicians may be completely out of touch, but they’re not stupid… and they’re taking steps to prepare.

In so many places around the world right now, anger, animosity, hostility, and anxiety rule the day. For the time being, though, the vast majority of this negativity has an outlet in the political process.

You see, between now and the end of 2012, several hundred national and provincial elections are scheduled around the world– from this past weekend’s parliamentary elections in Spain to presidential elecions in Russia, France, the United States, Mexico, Finland, Iceland, India, Switzerland, South Korea, Yemen, Egypt, and more.

Consequently, people have an outlet to invest their anger and hostility. Emotions are running high, but people at least have a shred of hope that if ‘their guy’ gets elected, everything will get better.

It won’t. And, next year once the election-cycle has disappeared, there will be no more peaceful outlet for all of the anger that has been building up.

That’s when emotions will spill into the streets. And it won’t be peaceful protests being met with violence… it will be violent riots being met with even worse violence.

Politicians are cunning. They can see the writing on the wall, they know that social unrest is a foregone conclusion, and they’re preparing to defend the status quo at all costs."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Power of Fear

Another good read from Selco and SHTF School

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fight Dirty

Just thought I would throw this out to my readers in case they haven't learned yet. Who knows it may come in handy someday.

In a real fight anything goes and your very survival may depend on you not playing by the “rules” if you fight to survive you fight dirty.

Strike First

I remember reading an old Chinese proverb that said “he who strikes first wins”, never be afraid to throw the first punch.

Strike without warning, allowing no time for preparation or defense for your adversary. This is called a sucker punch – if you must fight, it is a powerful weapon, use it.

Strike Often

After throwing the first punch don’t just stand there - keep striking until your target is no longer a threat.

Forget all those Chuck Norris movies where he allows his opponent to get back up on their feet after being knock down. If he goes down, finish the job while he is still in this most vulnerable position.

Be Violent

This one should be obvious. Never fight “nice” be violent, fight like your life depends on it, because it does. You’re not fighting to get the other person to submit. You’re fighting to save you skin.

Bite, gouge the eyes, pull hair, rip at the throat, attack the groin etc. Fight life a crazed madman.

Weapons Of Opportunity

Anytime you’re in a situation where there is a chance of aggression, start looking for anything that could be used as a weapon. These are called weapons of opportunity and are usually within arms reach, you just need to think outside the box.

Common items such as a pens, keys, rocks, ash trays or even a rolled up magazine can be used as effective weapons to attack vulnerable parts of the body.

Use A Distraction

Humans naturally protect their eyes, most will flinch, cover or even close them as a protective measure against perceived danger. We can use this to our advantage.

Throwing anything toward the eyes will move your opponent off guard and into a vulnerable position allowing you opportunity for an effective attack.

Have you even been in a fight? What happened? What did you learn?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Smallest Minority
The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them. Moshe Ben-David

Tough History Coming
Yeah, there's a whole long list of posts here under that label, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I think it's Ayn Rand's oncoming train.

I've concluded that it really doesn't matter much who triumphs in next November's snout-count, our President and all our Congressweasels aren't going to pull our chestnuts out of the flames - they're just going to keep pouring coal - sorry - sustainable cellulose fiber on the fire.

In Europe the EU is about to crumble, but our banks have decided to try to help "save" them from themselves. Yeah. That'll work. I've seen a lot more Titanic references in relation to the U.S. and world economies lately. The iceberg may very well be the mound of Euro debt that Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal or even France are impaling themselves upon. Mixing metaphors further, there seems to be a long stack of dominoes that The Anointed™ have been placing oh-so-carefully for the last four or five decades just waiting for that first one to tip over.

And bear in mind, whether you like it or not ours is a global economy. When one collapses, the rest will feel it, and it will be painful.

In Greece there have been riots over "austerity measures." In England there have been riots over ... what, exactly? Oh, yes: because they were "good fun"! We've got "Occupy Wall Street" idiots rioting in Oakland. If our Congressweasels do try for "austerity measures" here, do you doubt there'll be widespread rioting? And immediate appeasement?

Meanwhile the current Administration has blocked the "shovel ready" development of an oil pipeline from Canada's oil sands to the U.S., and is prepared to unleash the mighty power of the EPA on companies developing oil and gas deposits in the Bakken and Marcellus formations.

Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and somebody (*cough*Israel*cough*) seems to be throwing monkey wrenches into their mechanisms. But you have to wonder if it's just not enough. I mean, Pakistan already has nukes, and they're pretty pissed off at us right now. Plus China has given us an ultimatum: "Any Attack on Pakistan Would be Construed as an Attack on China".

I look at the world, and I cannot help but assume that we're just fucking doomed. We're apparently way overdue for another massive die-off, but Mother Nature hasn't come up with that elusive superbug, nor have we figured out just what it'll take to motivate us into throwing nukes at each other - yet. Our energy supplies haven't run out, but unless we stop shutting down drilling and mining, that's going to happen. We've already proven that wind and solar aren't going to cut it. Nuclear holds the most promise, but after Fukushima, there's a snowball's chance in hell that any new reactors will get built before the turn of the next century.

And our government has concluded that if you have guns, ammo, seven days worth of food, or are missing a couple of fingers, you might be a terrorist and they should be able to abduct you, take you out of the country and hold you indefinitely without charges.