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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Three Percent of Nothing is Still Nothing

Think about how long communist have been actively at work in America undermining our culture and how many avenues they have pursued and used to accomplish their goals. How many Americans have been duped to aid them over the decades ? These tactics are what the patriot movement would have to adopt to attempt to counter them and then it would take how many decades ? Can you see the average prepper/survivalist/militia member/tea party person saying "hey lets go do some street theater for awhile, then get some music or cinema celebrities to join us, then get some of our guys elected to office and then get some more into the education system. It will only take about 50 years and we will have someone positioned to put in the White House then we can really get this show rolling." The realization that most of us would never live long enough to see the results of our labor, is what inspires the "let it burn" crowd at WRSA and other so-called III% sites. They want to see SHTF in their lifetime from the same myopic view that Adolph Hitler held. I suspect the agenda and motives of all who want to light the fuse and see them as not much different than their communist brethren as both sides have delusions they will somehow survive and be made First Commissar of All That is Good. There are no short-cuts to hopefully restoring the Republic and the rule of law in America. Identifying and getting the right people into public office, law enforcement, media and education are the only way of having an America in which our grand-children can hope to experience the life we grew up in. Any other course will leave this country as a piles of ashes and decomposing bodies and what will you rebuild from that ? Three percent of nothing , is still nothing.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Going Galt

Another American patriot going Galt, can't say I blame him. I may follow soon. Be sure to check out his two free books on prepping and off-grid comms, excellent resources. And make a donation if you can.
Sparks 31. https://sparks31.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/sparks31_free_book.pdf

I wish we had politicians in America with the hutzpah of EU MEP Nigel Farage. At 8:12 he is allowed to address the EU Parliment.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Catcher

Here is history few ever knew.
When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.  Although he played with 5 major league teams from 1923 to 1939, he was a very mediocre ball player.  He was regarded as the brainiest ballplayer of all time.  In fact Casey Stengel once said:  That is the strangest man ever to play baseball.  When all the baseball stars went to Japan, Moe Berg went with them and many people wondered why he went with the team
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Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth
The answer was simple: Moe Berg was a United States spy working undercover with the OSS forerunner to the CIA .
Moe spoke 15 languages - including Japanese - Moe Berg had two loves: baseball and spying.
In Tokyo, garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat being treated in St. Luke's Hospital - the tallest building in the Japanese capital.
He never delivered the flowers.  The ball-player ascended to the hospital roof and filmed key features: the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.
Eight years later, General Jimmy Doolittle studied Berg's films in planning his spectacular raid on Tokyo..
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Catcher Moe Berg
Berg's father, Bernard Berg, a pharmacist in Newark, New Jersey, taught his son Hebrew and Yiddish.  Moe, against his wishes, began playing baseball on the street aged four.
His father disapproved and never once watched his son play.  In BarringerHigh School, Moe learned Latin, Greek and French.  Moe read at least 10 newspapers every day.
He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton - having added Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver.
During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and Columbia Law School, he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian - 15 languages in all, plus some regional dialects.
While playing baseball for Princeton University, Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or Sanskrit.
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Tito's partisans
During World War II, he was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the two groups of partisans there.  He reported back that Marshall Tito's forces were widely supported by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter, rather than Mihajlovic's Serbians.
The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a challenge. But there was more to come in that same year.
Berg penetrated German-held Norway, met with members of the underground and located a secret heavy water plant - part of the Nazis' effort to build an atomic bomb.
His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid to destroy the plant.
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The R.A.F. destroys the Norwegian heavy water plant targeted by Moe Berg.
There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first Atomic bomb.  If the Nazis were successful, they would win the war.  Berg (under the code name "Remus") was sent to Switzerland to hear leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg, a Nobel Laureate, lecture and determine if the Nazis were close to building an A-bomb.  Moe managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium, posing as a Swiss graduate student.  The spy carried in his pocket a pistol and a cyanide pill.
If the German indicated the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg was to shoot him - and then swallow the cyanide pill.
Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech and walked him back to his hotel.
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Werner Heisenberg - he blocked
the Nazis from acquiring an atomic bomb.

Moe Berg's report was distributed to Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and key figures in the team developing the Atomic Bomb.  Roosevelt responded: "Give my regards to the catcher."
Most of Germanys leading physicists had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis mainly to Britain and the United States .  After the war, Moe Berg was awarded the Medal of Freedom Americas highest honor for a civilian in wartime.  But Berg refused to accept, as he couldn't tell people about his exploits.
After his death, his sister accepted the Medal and it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown ,
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March 2,1902-----May 29, 1972
Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest award to be awarded to civilians during wartime)
Moe Bergs baseball card is the only card on display at the CIA Headquarters in Washington DC
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Kate Smith


Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other  guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended  to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two. 

Before you watch it, the story behind the song:
 
The time was 1940.  America was in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid  we'd have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for Americans.   This was just before TV, radio shows were HUGE, and families sat around their  radios in the evenings, listening to their favorite entertainers, and no  entertainer was bigger than Kate Smith.
 
Kate was also large; plus size, as we now say, and the  popular phrase still used today is in deference to her,  "It ain't over till the fat lady sings  ". Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV,  but with her voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of her  time.
 
Kate was also patriotic.  It hurt her to see Americans  so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring  . She had hope for  America , and faith in her fellow Americans. She wanted to do something to cheer  them up, so she went to song-writer, Irving Berlin  (who also wrote "White Christmas") and asked him to write a song that would make  Americans feel good  about their country.  When she described what she  was looking for, he had just the song for her.
 
He went to his files  and found a song that he had written, but never published, 22 years before -  back in 1917. He gave it to her and she worked on it with her studio  orchestra.  She and Irving Berlin were not  sure how the song would be received, but both agreed they would not take  profits. Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America . Over the years, the  Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.
 
This video starts out  with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with  the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for the very first  time, and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the  background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, "  You're  In The Army Now  ."  At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young  actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it's Ronald Reagan .
 
To this day, God Bless  America stirs our patriotic feelings and pride in our country.  Back in  1940, when Kate Smith went looking for a song to  raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I doubt she realized how successful  the results would be for Americans during those years of hardship and worry.....  and for many generations to follow.  Now that you know the story, I hope  you'll enjoy it and treasure it even more. 
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

How Long ?

TL Davishttp://christianmerc.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-long-before-you-resist.html

This question is being asked frequently among people I consider to be loyal American patriots under the meaning of the US Constitution as codified by the founders of this nation 239 years ago. When I was training different branches of active duty military, I often asked students, "What will you do if given an order to fire on or deprive citizens their civil rights" ? Some just remained silent and gave me a vacant stare as if to say, "You have got to be out of your mind, that won't happen and anyway Im just here for the benefits." The majority were very open in replying something along the lines of, " Then I would shoot the officer who gave that order instead." This gave me the utmost faith that the major parts of our military are still our military. Obama can replace all the flag officers he wants. When they start firing the NCOs and field grade officers, I will start worrying.
Now many are asking what is the purpose of Operation Jade Helm 15 and speculating it is a rehearsal for coming martial law and widespread incarceration of citizens. Since its planning and non-public purpose is classified, we can only speculate. What if its real purpose is to practice in case our military decides to stage a coup and set this country back on course to achieve its founding principles ?
I recently asked a friend who is active duty and has multiple combat tours with the USMC in Iraq and Afghanistan. His reply, " Here is what I would say. We have been training in the US forever. It is cheaper than flying overseas to train so nothing has changed there. There is never even a question as to why we are doing this. There is also never the slightest doubt that NO ONE would follow through with an order like that. The military is the most conservative (77%) of any in the US. The fallout from such an order would be immense and a disaster for the President. NO ONE would follow it. Period!! You might have your 10% who might try but they would be jailed or dead within a matter of minutes. The American people have nothing to fear from us. We hate Obama more than anyone else. We are just not allowed to voice it!!!"
The above article by TL Davis is worth reading and considering. How long and what will you do about it ?

Monday, June 29, 2015

SOF Medical Training Under Fire for Being Too Realistic

I take this witch hunt personally. Dr. Hagmann is the main force behind TCCC being implemented system-wide in DOD and it is now being used by many civilian EMS and police departments. It has saved countless lives in combat environments. He trained me in this medical science shortly after he developed it while working at SOCOM and I worked for him as an instructor.. I will always be grateful for this esteemed doctor and scientist.
"BK recently wrote an article in which he cautioned against overreacting to the controversy surrounding military contractor and retired Army physician John Hagmann. Like BK, I interacted extensively with Dr. Hagmann during my career as an Air Force pararescueman, having taken his Operational Emergency Medical Skills course four times. At no point during those courses did Dr. Hagmann conduct himself in what I perceived to be an unprofessional manner, although he did teach and supervise numerous procedures that could be construed as somewhat risky without proper context."

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Obama Trying To Censor Free Speech About Guns?

 If this happens then I will need a government permit to continue this blog because of occasional "technical" information about firearms. This is not just a First Amendment issue, by then all of your Constitutional rights will be nullified and you may as well start considering yourself a criminal subject to the whims of whoever happens to occupy the Oval Office.

"The Obama Administration may be trying to censor free speech about guns by proposing a new rule requiring anyone who posts “technical data” about firearms online to first obtain permission from the federal government.

This restriction – which the State Department claims is meant to limit “international traffic in arms” – could affect hobbyists, gunsmiths, bloggers and potentially anyone who talks about guns on the Internet, threatening them with severe penalties including fines of up to $1 million and up to 20 years in prison.

The proposal involves a broad re-interpretation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), rules intended to prevent foreigners and enemies of America from obtaining sensitive information about American weapons technology."
continue reading at Mississippi Rebel 



They have already started with regulations on party approved motion pictures. You can read the recommended guidelines at People's Cube if anyone is thinking of doing any future youtube videos.

My personal opinion ? I think it is a glorious idea to have a department of the government control all forms of public speech in this country. Then we can have nothing but the brightest citizens to further the cause of the Kollective as demonstrated by these recent graduates of our public school system and we will then be one step closer to controlling all forms of thinking. No more of this non-party approved thought.

Friday, June 5, 2015

This Nation Can't Survive Turning Into Baltimore

Three essays to ponder as you chart your path.
Sultan Knish on the incredible entitlement of the welfare class and a guest post from Ol' Remus of the Woodpile Report at Liberty's Torch. Not to be outdone Fred Reed weighs in too, here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Waco and the Cop-haters Dilema

Im curious to know what you guys opinion of the Waco fiasco that happened the other day is.
Was it a red-flag event scripted by the feds and if so what was their goal ? Did it happen for the reason and the way the media says it did ? Or is it a continuation of Operation Patcon's legacy ?
I am waiting for new facts to appear before forming an opinion. Maybe you can give us some new ones ? Humanize the Badge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Michelle the Race-Baiter



I can believe the lame-stream media hasn't said much about this commencement speech the Mooch made at the Tuskegee Institute. Mr. Alphonzo Rachael hits it right on the head.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Modern Thomas Paine

American Exceptionalism
Tuesday, May 12, 2015


"Being an American is special, less so today because of our leadership, Democratic and Republican. In fact, the flaws that present themselves in our government did not arise out of the people, who were often too busy managing their own affairs to care much about what went on in Philadelphia and later Washington. But it was the mismanagement of the politicians, their thirst for power and their desire for influence that broke the American system. From the moment of its inception the Constitution was being undermined by those who saw in it a way to greater stature and power, ever controlling more and more of their own spheres until they encroached on everyone else’s."
Read the entire essay...............

Thursday, April 23, 2015

" The AK-47 My Weapon of Choice"

„The Zastava M-70 is an assault rifle developed and produced in Yugoslavia, nowadays Kragujevac, Serbia by Zastava Arms company. The design of the M-70 was based on modified Soviet AK-47 and AKM assault rifles and it became the standard issue weapon in the Yugoslav People’s Army in 1970. The M-70 is an air-cooled, magazine-fed, selective fire rifle. This weapon is also available as a modern sporting rifle in the US without select fire capabilities.“ From Selco's SHTF School.

Many advantages to an AK. As far as what to use during SHTF, it depends on where you are and what is happening that you need a rifle for. There are many 100 year old guns that are equal to anything made today. If you need to take someone out from afar, there is no finer bolt gun that a Carl Gustav Swedish Mauser in 6.5X55 cal. For close-in CQB a 65 year old Uzi MP-2 works as well as an M-4 or the newer AK-74. It really comes down to what is available and the skill of the user. A highly skilled shooter with a black powder musket has better odds than a novice wielding a .50 BMG and a Gen 4 NVS. At the risk of continuing the AK vs AR debate I submit this bit of humor. As Selco said, your choices may be severely limited without training and planning.http://m1-garand-rifle.com/ak47-vs-ar15-vs-mosin-nagant.php - See more at: http://shtfschool.com/violence/the-ak-47-my-weapon-of-choice/#comment-36282

For a good resource page on all things AK go HERE.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Zero Told Us Who He Is, How Many Listened ?

President Barack Obama has long fought to minimize his association with his mentor during his teens, known communist Frank Marshall Davis.
In his book “Dreams From My Father,” the future president refused to refer to his mentor as anything other than “Frank.” In the audiobook version of “Dreams,” Obama went further and excised all references to “Frank.” However, thanks to the Internet, things are seldom buried forever. In this clip from 1995, the future president is on his book tour at the Cambridge Public Library. He’s not only open about just who “Frank” is, he talks about how the man “schooled” him on how racist white people were.
The clip below shows Obama’s stunning admission.
As he goes into his reading, he explains that the portion is about “me having a conversation with a close friend of my maternal grandfather, a close friend of gramps, a black man from Kansas, named Frank, actually at the time a fairly well-known poet named Frank Marshall Davis, who had moved to Hawaii and lived there.
“And so I have a discussion with him about the kinds of frustrations I’m having, and he sorts of schools me that I should get used to these frustrations,” Obama said.
The passage itself isn’t exactly free from controversial material. In it, Obama described how his worldview as a teenager held that “any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning,” inasmuch as they were all racist.
He also equates calling someone who held this worldview “paranoid” equivalent to calling him the n-word.
Frank Marshall Davis, of course, was a former member of the Communist Party USA who managed to earn a 600-page dossier of his activities from the FBI as well as a place on the bureau’s “security index,” essentially meaning he could have been arrested at any time.
Marshall’s poetry included one lovely passage where he called Jesus the n-word, as well. (H/T Red Flag News)
While Obama’s managed to keep his association with Frank Marshall Davis out of the spotlight for long enough to earn himself both election and re-election, one wonders how many Americans would have voted for Obama if this had been public knowledge in 2008.
Of course, this all was public knowledge, if you knew where to look. The media certainly did, but didn’t bother to inform us.
We’re all paying the price now.
Here’s the full video of Obama’s speech:





Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Financial Collapse Leads to War


Since the Vietnam War, (my entrance to the world stage) I have watched with amusement, disdain and disbelief, our clumsy disjointed efforts at "full-spectrum dominance"
Our foreign policy is at best schizophrenic. We do succeed in propping up some pretty nasty tyrants and megalomaniacs and at the same time turn our backs on sincere foreign national leaders but that seems to be the limit of our success.  Part of it is a reflection of the US populace in general who are so divided and fractured, no agency of the government could represent all of them. I do not blame our past military. They could win any engagement they are ordered to, if they are unleashed and allowed to win. I blame the intelligence agencies, the State Dept. and the White House.
For an interesting perspective on this read this at Club Orlov.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Please Don't Be Offended

“That’s offensive!”  … said no great man, ever.
Ah, the year 2015. We find ourselves at the perfect intersect of political correctness, tolerance, and “white male privilege.” Legend has it that at this crossroad you can sell your soul to a transgendered devil for reality TV fame and fortune. What an enlightening time to be alive.
All of these things are not only mildly annoying, but have actually led us to the precipice of man. Men no longer assume the responsibility of leading their family, because feminists have told them that male leadership is no longer intrinsically necessary. Men no longer teach their sons how to become a man, because maybe their son played with a Barbie once. Many men no longer challenge themselves, or live what Theodore Roosevelt called “the strenuous life,” because they’ve been told that accepting themselves for who they are is more important than the growth that comes with discomfort.
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Never is the fall of masculinity more clearly on display than when grown, adult men pull out the “offended” card. Any man who goes about with the word “offensive” on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding… or promptly have his man-card revoked, one of the two.
Why is it that we all inherently get that sense of disgust, that feeling of embarrassment for a man who whines about being “offended,” but not many of us can articulate the reason why? Just why are we so repulsed by men (usually liberal) who fervently take “offense?”
It’s simple. Both men and women respect men who take ownership, men who take action. Choosing to “be offended” is the epitome of inaction. Today’s “offended” men are seen as wimpy simply because they are. Instead of harnessing whatever affront is facing them, instead of facing it head-on, dealing with the problem, and coming out the other side a stronger man, the “modern” male chooses to sulk, to whine, and inevitably call Gloria Steinem.
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We don’t need any more “offended” men; we need more leaders. We don’t need any more professional protesters; we need more husbands. We don’t need any more filthy, coffeehouse hipsters; we need more fathers.
So the next time you men think about choosing to “be offended” by something somebody else says or does, put down the chocolate and Midol and take control over your own life. Stop being “offended” and start taking action. You’ll be glad you did.

Plus, chicks dig it.



Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/real-men-dont-get-offended/#HREWZqVMpQLrG3v1.99

Monday, March 16, 2015

They Call Me Doc



The following ballad is from up-and-coming country duo Walker McGuire. On their website, the band says they come from the heart of the U.S.A., and you can definitely feel that patriotism and pride in the following powerful song, titled “They Call Me Doc.” In the Marines, “Doc” is a nickname for hospital corpsmen or trauma medics who assist soldiers on the battlefield. It’s also an incredible honor for these brave military men and women.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Point and Shoot

I read many blogs by people who claim to be American patriots and III% liberty-minded people. From the demeanor and tone of their words I gather that many would like to see the fuse lit soon and start a third war between the citizens and the government of the USA. I believe they are in a hurry and want to see change within their lifetime. I'm reminded that this was one of Adolf Hitler's fatal flaws in tactics. Warning them to be careful what they wish for because they just might get it, falls on deaf ears. I have come to the conclusion that some are just idiots whose idea of what civil war is, is nothing more than what they have seen on TV or their "Call of Duty" video games. Some other commenters and even blog administrators are very likely paid government
employees who are working to further the ID of what they consider right-wing extremist as they did
during the FBI's Operation Patcon. Im sure there are new and improved forms of it going on today, especially on the internet. The third category of what I will call "anarchist" for lack of a better term are simply that, anarchist. Sort of like a pyromaniac who gets sensory pleasure out of setting a fire purely for the fun of watching it burn with no regard to who or what it may be burning. This can be termed as nothing better than a destructive mental illness. There is no higher purpose than their own self-gratification. Those of you who wish to associate with me had best have pure motives and clear heads when and if the proverbial feces hits the fan. I intend to survive and help restore what is left of this country when the lunatic factions get through destroying my country. This video is an interesting look at what I would consider a clearly dysfunctional young man who went on a quest for many years trying to find out who he really is. In the end he ends up fighting with the Libyan rebels against Momar Qaddafi. Think long and hard folks before you go advocating the violent overthrow of the US Government and be very skeptical of those who do likewise. You never know who or what you are being led by and to in these situations. Anyone who wants to work toward legal redress of grievances with their government is welcome in my home any day. All others keep away especially when TSHTF.
For those of you who are still in the dark concerning what I am talking about, you can catch up on current events at places like ; The Deth Guild,
"So here we are: Mrs. Hoyt and her adherents still wish to dine on the Republican Brand Shit-Sandwich. That’s their choice to make.. Those of us on team “Let it Burn,” are turning our backs on “vote-vote-land” and mulling over the concepts of “socioeconomic-collapse,” “armed-civil-disobedience,” and God help us, “revolution.”
It’s a train wreck coming no matter what. So be it."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Did You Know ?


DID YOU
KNOW
As you walk
up the steps to the building which houses the
U.S. Supreme Court you can
see near the top of the building a row of the
world's law
givers and each one is
Facing one in the middle who
is facing forward with a full frontal view ...
It is Moses and he is holding
the

Ten Commandments!

X.MA1.1422641513@aol.com

DID YOU KNOW?

As you enter the Supreme
Court courtroom,
the two huge oak doors have the
Ten Commandments engraved on
each lower portion of each door.
X.MA2.1422641513@aol.com

DID YOU
KNOW?

As you sit inside the
courtroom, you can see the wall,
right above where the Supreme
Court Judges sit, a display of
The Ten Commandments
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DID YOU KNOW?

X.MA4.1422641513@aol.com

There are 
Bible verses  etched in stone all over the
Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington , D.C.

DID YOU KNOW?


James
Madison , the
fourth president, known as ' The Father  of Our  Constitution ' made the
Following

Statement:

'We have staked the whole of all
Our political Institutions
upon the capacity of mankind for  Self-government , upon the capacity of each
and all of us to govern ourselves,
to control ourselves,
to sustain ourselves according to
The Ten Commandments of
God.'

DID YOU
KNOW?

Every session of Congress
begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.

DID YOU
KNOW?


Fifty-two of the 55 founders
of the Constitution were members of the established Orthodox
churches in the colonies..

DID YOU KNOW?


Thomas Jefferson
worried that the
Courts would overstep their authority and instead of Interpreting
the law
Would begin making law an
Oligarchy: the rule of few over many.

How then, have we gotten
to the
Point that everything we have done for 220 years in this
Country is now suddenly wrong
and
Unconstitutional?
  Let
The world see and remember
what this great country was Built on The Holy
Bible  and
belief in GOD!

Friday, February 6, 2015

PTSD B.S.

                                                             Conservative Tribune
The murder of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle is getting even more attention now that the movie adaptation of his best-selling memoir has become one of the biggest hits of the year.
Now, as his murderer is about to go on trial, shocking information about his motives may shed new light on the case.

According to an organization known as the Warfighter Foundation, there are two discomforting facts that the group uncovered in their investigation of Eddie Ray Routh, Kyle’s killer: he likely didn’t suffer from PTSD and he may have been a sympathizer of Islamist organizations.
The information, which came from a Freedom of Information Act request from by group, states that “During a phone call with his father, Routh expressed sympathy for the detainees and discontent over how the U.S. was conducting the war as well as his reluctance to engage in combat.”
“While working as a guard at Balad Air Base, Routh laments his (Muslim) prisoners’ poor living conditions,” the report also reads.
There is, one must point out, no evidence that Routh had converted to Islam, merely information suggesting that he may have sympathized with the Islamist organizations to which his prisoners belonged (H/T Allen West).
As for his post-traumatic stress disorder, the Warfighter Foundation points out that Routh’s experiences in the military made such a diagnosis unlikely.
“Eddie Routh served one tour in Iraq in 2007, at Balad Air Base (the 2nd largest U.S. installation in Iraq), with no significant events. No combat experience,” the organization said.
“Let me say that again, he NEVER SAW COMBAT or any aspect of traumatic events associated with a combat deployment (i.e. incoming mortar or rocket fire). He never left the base, EVER.”
And the base he was stationed at wasn’t exactly a spartan experience: “Balad Air Base had a Pizza Hut, 24 hour Burger King, Subway, Popeye’s, Baskin Robbins, movie theater, and even a miniature golf course. It even had a strictly enforced 10 mile per hour speed limit!”
I understand eating at Pizza Hut isn’t the most pleasant experience in the world, but it hardly qualifies as traumatic.
While Routh had been experiencing deteriorating mental health, his PTSD had been self-diagnosed — and as everyone who’s ever been in an Internet chat room knows, self-diagnosis isn’t exactly the most reliable form of medical attention.
While it’s unknown whether or not Routh’s possible Islamist sympathies had anything to do with his targeting of Kyle, it’s certainly as plausible of a theory as self-diagnosed PTSD.
However, PTSD fits a convenient media narrative about the privations and savagery of military life during the Bush administration, whereas possible Islamist sympathies sounds politically incorrect.
So if you’re wondering why you hear one and not the other, well, there you go.
“Eddie Routh served one tour in Iraq in 2007, at Balad Air Base (the 2nd largest U.S. installation in Iraq), with no significant events. No combat experience,” the organization said.
“Let me say that again, he NEVER SAW COMBAT or any aspect of traumatic events associated with a combat deployment (i.e. incoming mortar or rocket fire). He never left the base, EVER.”
And the base he was stationed at wasn’t exactly a spartan experience: “Balad Air Base had a Pizza Hut, 24 hour Burger King, Subway, Popeye’s, Baskin Robbins, movie theater, and even a miniature golf course. It even had a strictly enforced 10 mile per hour speed limit!”
I understand eating at Pizza Hut isn’t the most pleasant experience in the world, but it hardly qualifies as traumatic.
While Routh had been experiencing deteriorating mental health, his PTSD had been self-diagnosed — and as everyone who’s ever been in an Internet chat room knows, self-diagnosis isn’t exactly the most reliable form of medical attention.
While it’s unknown whether or not Routh’s possible Islamist sympathies had anything to do with his targeting of Kyle, it’s certainly as plausible of a theory as self-diagnosed PTSD.
However, PTSD fits a convenient media narrative about the privations and savagery of military life during the Bush administration, whereas possible Islamist sympathies sounds politically incorrect.
So if you’re wondering why you hear one and not the other, well, there you go.