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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Death of a Nation

Americans are about to learn why the 11 states of the Old Confederacy decided to leave the Union back in the 1860s. State legislatures all across America, not just in the southern states, are about to feel the clinching mailed fist of the federal government. Some are bound to balk and get their hackles up and, eventually, want out. In 1860 and early 1861 no fewer than eleven states felt that way and their people held conventions and decided to leave the Union in a “Hail Mary” maneuver to save the original constitution—at least for themselves. The people of two other states were split on secession but huge portions of both states sided with the Confederacy—therefore, the thirteen stars on the national flags of the Confederacy. So—why am I even THINKING about secession today? Well, as an American who was born free and just days ago was enslaved by—and to—the federal government, secession is beginning to appear as a viable alternative to slavery. You can bet, if this lowly commentator is thinking it, a whole lot of Americans are beginning to consider whether it is worth a shot—to preserve, at least, SOME freedom from the state.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

33 War Strategies That Will Help You Win


We present everything you need to know about facing your foes, and all of life's battles, based on the book The 33 Strategies of War by best-selling author Robert Greene. Greene has studied countless battles throughout history and pulled together the need-to-know strategies that can also be used for "winning the subtle social game of everyday life." This is how you do it > Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/33-strategies-of-war-you-should-apply-to-everyday-life-2012-5?op=1#ixzz1z5wewNre

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

No Reset on This One

I think the world, especially this radical Muslim group in the Middle East, needs to face the facts; the people of Israel aren’t going to go away. If you believe in the Bible, in whole or in part, you kinda start to see that Israelites are truly ‘God’s People.’ They have been enslaved; nations have tried to eliminate their race from the face of the planet; and they have lost and regained their land a handful of times… but you know what? They always win in the end. Israel is strong, it will always be strong, and I’ll go on record and say that they’ll never be defeated. Call it resilience, call it ‘God,’ call it whatever you’d like, but as a people, they are the strongest and most successful race in human history. I always hate it when people say things like “the Jews control the media…” or whatever it is that they say... Who cares? Seriously, why is that talked about like it’s a bad thing? I don’t care if one group of people runs a certain business or another. What have they done wrong to deserve those negative connotations? If we said something like “black people run the NBA,” that would be racist, but if you stereotype things with Jewish people, it just seems to be glossed over… which isn’t fair. I think the Hebrew nation is a great group of people who stand up for themselves when they need to, and are consistently blamed for the world’s problems by evil people. If the Muslim Brotherhood read their history books... the one's where Allah kept to the facts of the world instead of talking about how awesome martyrdom is, they'd realize that they are about to "write a check with their mouth that their asses can’t cash." Taking on Israel is a mistake…and the world should have learned this by now. Don’t think that more western cultures aren't lying in wait for the stomping of Muslim nations to go down either... If you take a look at what’s going on a little farther east…. Syria, Russia, and China are running war games. Why is this? Because they know that Israel is more than likely about to defend itself. Trust me on this; they aren’t going to attack Israel… only idiotic countries do that… I think they’re waiting to try to claim the scrap heaps that will remain once Israel is finished decimating its enemies. What countries should worry? Iran of course… They have constantly threatened the Jewish state and will probably try to act up if Egypt marches as promised. The other country that should worry. The only real question remaining is what will Israel do to react to an attack. Honestly, I believe we are not that far off from seeing Israel nuke an adversary. With the constant threat of nuclear weapons being developed in Iran, why wouldn’t they? If we were threatened by a neighboring country like Canada (that would never happen) wouldn’t we be up in arms and ready to defend in the blink of an eye by any means necessary? Add Mexico to the mix and we would have our fingers on the trigger of every weapon we had… would we not? Now think about Israel’s current situation. They are surrounded by enemies. Tensions are high and they have done all they can to not use heavy violence to defend their borders… If millions of people begin marching on Jerusalem, what do you think is going to happen? The fate of the world's future could be determined in the Middle East in the next few months. It's critical that you don't get distracted and pay attention to everything that is going on there now. Be smarter than they think you are.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Upside Down Country


You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally. ====================== You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money. ====================== You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments. ====================== You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people. ====================== You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual. ====================== You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children. ====================== You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe". ====================== You know you live in an Upside-down Land if... An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burqa is only subject to having her neck and head searched..

Stalin Stumps For Obama


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thomas Sowell | Home

Thomas Sowell | Homehttp://www.tsowell.com/images/tom_4b.jpg



It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.
What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama's point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.
Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous – something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.
Thus the Obama administration can arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the "greed" of the insurance companies.
The same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations.
One of the reasons why both pro-Obama and anti-Obama observers may be reluctant to see him as fascist is that both tend to accept the prevailing notion that fascism is on the political right, while it is obvious that Obama is on the political left.
Back in the 1920s, however, when fascism was a new political development, it was widely – and correctly – regarded as being on the political left. Jonah Goldberg's great book Liberal Fascism cites overwhelming evidence of the fascists' consistent pursuit of the goals of the left, and of the left's embrace of the fascists as one of their own during the 1920s.
Mussolini, the originator of fascism, was lionized by the left, both in Europe and in America, during the 1920s. Even Hitler, who adopted fascist ideas in the 1920s, was seen by some, including W.E.B. Du Bois, as a man of the left.
It was in the 1930s, when ugly internal and international actions by Hitler and Mussolini repelled the world, that the left distanced themselves from fascism and its Nazi offshoot – and verbally transferred these totalitarian dictatorships to the right, saddling their opponents with these pariahs.
What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people – like themselves – need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government fiat.
The left's vision is not only a vision of the world, but also a vision of themselves, as superior beings pursuing superior ends. In the United States, however, this vision conflicts with a Constitution that begins, "We the People..."
That is why the left has for more than a century been trying to get the Constitution's limitations on government loosened or evaded by judges' new interpretations, based on notions of "a living Constitution" that will take decisions out of the hands of "We the People," and transfer those decisions to our betters.
The self-flattery of the vision of the left also gives its true believers a huge ego stake in that vision, which means that mere facts are unlikely to make them reconsider, regardless of what evidence piles up against the vision of the left, and regardless of its disastrous consequences.
Only our own awareness of the huge stakes involved can save us from the rampaging presumptions of our betters, whether they are called socialists or fascists. So long as we buy their heady rhetoric, we are selling our birthright of freedom.
June 19, 2012
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His Web site iswww.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The White House 2012 “war room”


This is a reposted from Canada Free Press "Because without America there is no free world." by Doug Hagmann. It gives more detail about conversations he had with a high level DHS insider. It also illustrates how the left and Obama et al will use any tool to further their cause, the socialist subjugation of America and its citizens. I posted in an earlier blog about how leftist are using "SWATTING" against well known conservative personalities. Eventually “swatting” will lead to a firefight. Is that a war?. Subotai Bahadur at PJMedia writes and article comparing the American Revolution origins to the current socialist tactics. All I can say at this point friends is, open your eyes and ears about what is happening and PREPARE. The folks at WRSA will help with the John 9:30 stuff and JWR at Survivalblog can help you with preparing but you have got to get out from in front of the TV and off the internet and start gathering the resources and skills you are going to need. The White House 2012 “war room” “Right now, it seems as if the duties of DHS overlap those with political issues, such as the re-election campaign. As I mentioned before and can’t stress enough, the line between domestic terror threats and political ‘enemies’ is blurred beyond recognition,” stated my source. “Understand this: This administration has a very effective mechanism in place to monitor, in real time, internet posters and postings. This is one group of people who understand how the internet works, and is using their people to compile potential threats. Not Islamic terrorist websites, either. American websites and social networks. We are spying on our own people, not for domestic threats, but for political ones against this administration. it’s called ‘the war room,’” stated this source. “This is different than the campaign war room full of young volunteers hopped up on Red Bull and experienced in video games. This is “eyes only.’” I asked for examples of “political surveillance,” and my source had plenty. “Drudge, of course, [Andrew] Breitbart, although that threat seems to have been timely diminished, Glen Beck, Sheriff Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse, [Alex] Jones, and a host of conservative, anti-affordable health care, and anti-abortion sites for others. I’m not going to get into other names, as we could compromise everything as the list is closely guarded and updated constantly. And I don’t think I need to specifically mention your group, do I,” he asked rhetorically. “Also, this group is often proactive in terms of mitigating potential threats. Their process is to ‘identify, infiltrate, disrupt, marginalize and ultimately, destroy.’” The last part, “destroy,” got my attention. Asking how, my source provided a rather vague answer. “In the most efficient manner possible. The tactics vary. You couldn’t just take down the Drudge website, for example, but things could be done to weaken its effectiveness in a number of areas. Remember, the infrastructure of the internet is being more tightly controlled. Look at the proposed legislation. What do you think that’s for? And it also depends on the nature of the [political] threat.” Presuming the answer, I asked the following question nonetheless. What about the FOIA process as a method of exposure of such tactics? After all, one would think such a process could be fully corrupted. “Really, that’s your question,” he replied. Enough said. When asked who ultimately receives briefings about political threats, this source stated that “after proper ‘formatting’ and ‘coding’ the information ends up at the White House.” “But in whose hands,” I pressed. Sounding incredulous, he stated “you want me to name names?” “Yes, I’d really like that” was my reply. “I don’t know all of them as more than one type of report is compiled, but I can tell you that Valerie Jarrett gets a copy, maybe the first one. So does [David] Axelrod, but as he’s not on the premises, I don’t know all of what he gets. But I’ve said all I can about this. Just understand that the level in which this administration is involved in monitoring and reporting open source communications for political gain, under the pretext of national security is staggering.”

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse Hysteria

By Michael Yon

13 June 2012 Recent cannibal attacks have pushed the media into a swirl. Since I have known more real cannibals than any non-cannibal I know, a few words are in order. Some context: In 2002, during travels through Asia, I stumbled across some Aghori cannibals in India. I had never heard of them and they sounded dangerous. I picked up the trail. The journey and the pursuit lasted two years, and took me six times around the world. I have sat by the fire at midnight on the full moon, surrounded by Aghoris, me alone, as they drank whiskey from human skulls. I have tracked them through India, Nepal, Thailand, Italy, Germany, France, Hawaii and California. I have read everything on Aghoris that was available in libraries and bookstores in India, The Royal Library, and the Library of Congress. If you can find it, I have probably read it. I broadened that study to include cults, black magic, and cannibalism worldwide. Before it was over, I made thousands of photos and maybe a hundred hours of video. I started a book called Mother River, choosing that working title because many of the Aghoris that I talked to called the Ganges River "Ganga Ma," or Mother Ganga. Despite my travels in approximately 65 countries (most of it unrelated to this research), and my long war slogs in Iraq and Afghanistan, my days and nights tracking the cannibals remain the most unbelievable and incredible journey that I have ever experienced. But then I got "dragged" into the wars and so most people who know me think that I am just a war correspondent with an increasingly bad attitude. I never finished Mother River, but I knew that if I survived the wars that I would one day return to the manuscript. And so even now, every day, through Google Net Alerts, I read stories of Aghoris, cannibals, human sacrifice and black magic. Believe it or not, it happens around the world constantly. And so when these latest cases popped up in Miami and Montreal, I just read the stories and I moved on. They sound like your normal psycho-cannibals. Nothing more, and nothing special, unless you are a victim. Today, there is wild and nutty speculation about a zombie apocalypse, or about mass cannibal hysteria unfolding. Psychologists and cops and everyone else has opinions. Most are off-base. The possibility of copy-cat cannibals is real, of course. My opinion on the zombie apocalypse: go to bed and pull the covers over your head if it disturbs you. Don't sweat it. Of course, I could be wrong. I wrote this short article for a magazine during a break from the wars: http://www.michaelyon-online.com/zombie-apocalypse-hysteria.htm

The Intellectual Origins of America-Bashing

In this 2002 essay by Lee Harris of the Hoover Institute is a clear presentation of what is motivating all the chaos, turmoil, bloodshed, misery and economic hardship in the world today. The same voices of reason have been sounding the alarm for years that the sheeple have been studiously choosing to ignore.. Yesterday I tried to have a conversation with a co-worker about where our community is headed and she replied; " I never pay any attention to that stuff until it affects me personally." My reply was; So you don't think the higher cost of everything you buy is affecting you personally? When will you worry, when the little money you have won't buy anything you need? Her reply; "Yeah, basically."

"A SPECTER HAUNTS the world, and that specter is America. This is not the America discoverable in the pages of a world atlas, but a mythical America that is the target of the new form of anti-Americanism that Salman Rushdie, writing in the Guardian (February 6, 2002), says “is presently taking the world by storm” and that forms the subject of a Washington Post essay by Martin Kettle significantly entitled “U.S. Bashing: It’s All The Rage In Europe” (January 7, 2002). It is an America that Anatol Lieven assures us, in a recent article in the London Review of Books, is nothing less than “a menace to itself and to mankind” and that Noam Chomsky has repeatedly characterized as the world’s major terrorist state. But above all it is the America that is responsible for the evils of the rest of the world. As Dario Fo, the winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for literature, put it in a notorious post-September 11 email subsequently quoted in the New York Times (September 22, 2001): “The great speculators [of American capitalism] wallow in an economy that every years kills tens of millions of people with poverty [in the Third World] — so what is 20,000 dead in New York? Regardless of who carried out the massacre [of 9-11], this violence is the legitimate daughter of the culture of violence, hunger and inhumane exploitation.” http://www.hoover.org/publications/policy-review/article/6615

The Real News From Syria


There’s a lot of noise coming out of Syria and the various international chat-fests being organized around it these days. Stern warnings from the State Department, charges and counter charges of massacres and atrocities on the ground in Syria, soothing platitudes from Kofi Anan, diplomatic warnings from Russia: most of it can be summarized as “blah, blah, blah.” None of this has much bearing on what will happen. It is mostly posturing — the Russians are trying to look like they matter, the Turks want to look busy while minimizing their risks, the Americans want to feel good about themselves by mounting rhetorical assaults against atrocities they have no will to prevent, and so it goes. The legacy press covers this stuff because it can, and because it often buys into the establishment’s diplomatic narrative, but serious students of international affairs should not be misled: most of what is written about Syria these days is fluff and filler rather than news. For insight into the future of Syria, try this story in the (paywall protected) Financial Times. Support for arming the rebels is growing, as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and wealthy Syrian expats and others step up funding for the military resistance to Assad. The weapons being provided include light infantry arms and, increasingly, anti-tank weapons. Better armed rebels are credited with increasing the death toll among Assad’s soldiers as well as growing numbers of tanks destroyed. Much of the funding comes from official channels, but it’s not clear who exactly is getting the money. While the “Free Syrian Army” is developing a more organized structure around the country, there are many groups in the chaotic resistance movements and, given the atmosphere of lawlessness and smuggling that has been a persistent feature in parts of Syria, it’s not at all clear where these weapons end up. The FT also notes that radical and Salafist sheikhs and organizations in the Gulf are getting into the weapons delivery act. For many jihadis, the fight against Assad is first and foremost a struggle against Alawite “heretics”, and the goal is to build a radical Islamic state on the ruins of Ba’athist, secular Syria. It’s been a classic Saudi ploy to keep the radicals quiet at home by letting them fight and support fighters abroad; this dates back at least as far as the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan and has been a pattern in many conflicts since. It seems likely that in this case, when the Saudi state interest in weakening Iran and strengthening the Saudi voice in both Lebanon and Damascus coincides with the jihadi hunger for a Syrian religious war, that Saudi authorities will see radical enthusiasm for Syria as an asset. What’s happening in Syria is a true civil war, and like most civil wars it won’t come to an end until one side loses or until both sides realize that they can’t win. What the Arabs and others are doing to arm the rebels has much more to do with this war than the choreographed posturing of diplomats and the elegant pirouettes of moral concern performed by world leaders trying to make themselves look good against a background of chaos and blood. Will the rebels get the strength and the international backing to drive Assad from power, or will Assad finally manage to crush his opponents once and for all? Or will a stalemate gradually emerge as both sides do everything they can, but neither can quite beat the other? If the rebels do start to succeed, who will win the power struggle among the many different factions into which the regime’s enemies are divided? Those are the real questions in Syria, and understanding the flow of money and arms to rebel groups is almost infinitely more important than following the travel schedule of Kofi Annan as we try to see what comes next.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wage Disparity in White House


A Somali Islamist militant group is offering rewards of chickens and camels for information on the whereabouts of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, mocking the millions of dollars the United States has offered for leaders of the al Qaeda affiliate. Fuad Muhammad Khalaf of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia made the offer after Friday prayers, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant organizations. "Whoever reveals the hideout of the idiot Obama will be rewarded with 10 camels, and whoever reveals the hideout of the old woman Hillary Clinton will be rewarded 10 chickens and 10 roosters," he said, according to SITE. On Thursday, the U.S. State Department offered a reward of $5 million each for the whereabouts of Khalaf and three associates, as well as $7 million for information about al Shabaab founder and Commander Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed. Reuters reports on Sunday that a bounty of $3 million was offered for the location of two other officials of the organization. Al Qaeda said in February the al Shabaab group, which was branded a terrorist organization by the U.S. government in 2008, had joined its ranks. Al Shabaab, which has controlled large parts of Somalia, faces pressure from Kenyan troops in the south, Ethiopian troops in central Somalia and African Union forces near the capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Christian Business in the Left’s Crosshairs - Michelle Malkin - National Review Online

A Christian Business in the Left’s Crosshairs - Michelle Malkin - National Review Online



Let's all eat at Chick-Fil-A this week
Now the Socialists (AKA Obama Democrats) have targeted Chick-Fil-A,
a Southern based company with the below resume..
Chick-fil-A is an American success story. Founded by Georgian entrepreneur Truett Cathy in 1946, the family-owned chicken-sandwich chain is one of the country's largest fast-food businesses. It employs some 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia ... The company generates more than $2 billion in revenue and serves millions of happy customers with trademark Southern hospitality.
So, what's the problem? Well, Chick-fil-A is run by devout Christians who believe in strong marriages, devoted families, and the highest standards of character for their workers. The restaurant chain's official corporate mission is to "glorify God" and "enrich the lives of everyone we touch.." The company's community-service initiatives, funded through its WinShape Foundation, support foster-care, scholarship, summer-camp, and marriage-enrichment programs. On Sunday, all Chick-fil-A stores close so workers can spend the day at worship and rest.

Over the past month, several progressive-activist blogs have waged an ugly war against Chick-fil-A. The company's alleged atrocity: One of its independent outlets in Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches and brownies to a marriage seminar run by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which happens to oppose same-sex marriage.

In the name of tolerance, the anti-Chick-fil-A hawks sneered at the company's main product as "Jesus Chicken," derided its no-Sunday-work policy, and attacked its operators as "anti-gay." Petition drives on websites are demanding the company change and disavow their standards. Facebook users dutifully organized witch hunts against the company on college campuses.
Progressive groups are gloating over Chick-fil-A's public-relations troubles. This is not because they care about winning hearts and minds over gay rights or marriage policy, but because their core objective is to marginalize political opponents and chill Christian philanthropy and activism.. The fearsome "muscle flexing" is being done by the hysterical bullies trying to drive them off of college grounds and out of their neighborhoods in the name of "human rights."
 
Clearly the Christian business man who lives what he believes deserves our support....Thank God that some people are strong enough to stand up for what they believe even in the face of assault and ridicule from those who have no integrity....
 
Truet Cathy founded a wonderful company who hires teenagers and pays their way to college. 
These people are undermining American strongholds in order to weaken us for the enemy
within and the enemy without!
 
I believe companies with Christian principles have a right to freely conduct business in the U.S.
' IN GOD WE TRUST'
Amen to this!!!!
May the Lord Direct Your Steps!!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

We are here to help

Reposted from WRSA

Don’t know which creditor will come to the US after the collapse, maybe China, maybe Germany, under the UN mantle to “Help” us but I do know I don’t need their help. It doesn’t really matter who, they will be invaders of the sovereign US. I did not do anything to create the chaos that’s coming except, serve my country during a time of war, work hard , pay taxes and try to save for my retirement so that I would not burden anyone. Guess what? Our creditor/helpers will get the same welcome as the people who did cause our problems and were a burden to the working taxpayers.

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken


Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home. (AP / Daily News Journal, Aaron Thompson, File) http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/most-powerful-photographs-ever-taken