Friday, April 08, 2011

History of Union Murder and Sabotage

History of Union Murder and Sabotage

New American ^ | 4/8/11 | Daniel Sayani

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 8:56:57 PM by Nachum

The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role that they play in the political process.
Spawning this renewed attention to organized labor are reports that Democratic politicians have been endorsing violence as a legitimate means of protest and political expression. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) has gone as far as telling a crowd of protesters at a union rally that they should be unafraid to “get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” and several other protesters took Capuano’s advice to heart, as former Tea Party Republican congressional candidate Marty Lamb, who ran against Democrat Rep. Jim McGovern in the 2010 elections, was reportedly brutally pummeled to the ground by union operatives at the same rally where Capuano issued his charge to violence.

However, the events that are unfolding now across the country must be placed within the context of organized labor’s broader history of violence and its historical embrace of brutal physical force as a means of legitimate political expression (which crosses the line into what is commonly defined as terrorism). The violence surrounding the various labor uprisings across America is part of a broader culture of bloodlust and savage turbulence within organized labor that has marred the movement since its inception in the late 19th century. It has clear roots in violent, anarcho-communist ideology that lacks any regard for natural rights of life, liberty, and private property — and it threatens the very foundations of our constitutional republic.

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EDITORIAL: America’s coming ground war in Libya--Obama’s lack of leadership pushes oil prices up

EDITORIAL: America’s coming ground war in Libya--Obama’s lack of leadership pushes oil prices up

The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 8:36:37 PM by jazusamo

When the intervention in Libya began, President Obama insisted no American ground forces would be involved. On Thursday, the U.S. Africa Command combatant commander speculated that troops may be needed, even if he considered it a bad idea.
In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Gen. Carter Ham discussed the increasingly complex situation in Libya, explaining that the war had reached a point of stalemate. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s offensive had largely been halted, but rebel forces have no chance of toppling him from power. Asked if U.S. ground forces might be needed to tip the balance, he said, “I suspect there might be some consideration of that.” The general added his personal view that it probably would not be “the ideal circumstance, again for the regional reaction that having American boots on the ground would entail.”

The main problem with the Libyan war has been a lack of conceptual unity. Coalition military performance has been exemplary, as one might expect. Imposing a no-fly zone over Libya and conducting air strikes on Col. Gadhafi’s offensive ground forces come as close to a routine military operation as any such complex and violent effort can be. Mr. Obama could well have claimed “mission accomplished” when the White House blandly announced the advent of Operation Unified Protector, which continued the effort originally known as Operation Odyssey Dawn but under NATO leadership. The administration’s real “mission accomplished” was making sure Mr. Obama abandoned his global leadership role as quickly as possible.

America’s rush to the door is the root of the current problem. Mr. Obama’s original concept for intervention was little more than a bumper-sticker slogan, “protect Libyan civilians.”

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Megachurch Pastor Tackles Confusion over End Times Prophecies....

Megachurch Pastor Tackles Confusion over End Times Prophecies....

Christian Post ^ | April 8th,2011

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 8:26:08 PM by TaraP

A respected megachurch pastor addressed the confusion over end times prophecies in his new book by differentiating what the Bible clearly says about topics such as the rapture, the Antichrist, and the millennium rule of Jesus, and what is left to speculation.
Dr. Jim Dixon, senior pastor of the 10,000-member Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colo., wrote Last Things Revealed with the aim to help Christians better understand the Bible's core teachings about the last days, overcome their fears of the end times, grow in their faith, and share the love of God with others in the time they have left on Earth. The book is based on Dixon's eight-part sermon series called "The Last Things." Bestselling author and apologist Lee Strobel, who is a member of Cherry Hills Community Church, wrote the foreword to the book.
"I think it is important for every generation to study eschatology, to study the events that are prophesized," said Dixon, a respected scholar who helped found the Evangelical Presbyterian Church denomination in the 1980s, to The Christian Post on Thursday. "I am not saying that we are the last generation. [But] I think that I would be surprised if Christ doesn't come back soon. By that I mean perhaps in my lifetime, perhaps in my children's lifetime, or certainly in my grandchildren's lifetime.
"I am not trying to set the day or the hour. I'm just saying I think there are many signs that we are in the season of his return."

Agreed Upon End Times Signs
While scholars disagree on many details about the end times, Dixon said there are signs that most agree upon. Most scholars agree that the Bible clearly says that in the last days there will be apostasy, or false ideas and lives within the Christian community.
Dixon separates apostasy into two forms: doctrinal apostasy, regarding what believers' think and believe, and moral apostasy, what followers of Jesus do. He cited 2 Timothy 4:3-4, where Paul says, "For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths" (TNIV).
"I think we are seeing apostasy in our time in an unprecedented way. I think we are seeing more church leaders leaving orthodoxy," said Dixon. "I think that is the key sign. I think we see mainline denominations leaving the historic Christian faith. We see Christians questioning the deity of Christ, questioning the meaning of the crucifixion, denying substitutionary atonement. We see Christians questioning the reality of hell and the eternal judgment."

Another key sign is natural calamity, Dixon said. He pointed to the "amazing" numbers of earthquakes, including the ones in Chile, New Zealand, and most recently Japan, as examples.
The Denver-area pastor noted, "A 9.0 earthquake is seismologically apocalyptic. The largest one ever recorded was in Chile in 1960 and it was 9.5."
Other end times signs include pestilence and famine. Scientists are now creating genetically-engineered pestilence and there are about 2 billion people who make $1-2 a day and are starving. There are also the signs of moral erosion of Judeo-Christian values in the world and the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948 and the return of the Jewish people to their homeland.
"All these things are certainly signs of the time. I think there are many indicators that the return of Christ could be relatively soon," remarked Dixon.
Details of the End Times Up for Debate
Many details about the more popular topics regarding the end times, such as the Antichrist, the rapture, and the millennium rule of Jesus are more speculative, according to the Fuller graduate. Although scholars and pastors give definitive answers sometimes about these prophecies, the Bible is unclear about the exact details and it is not necessary to be in agreement, Dixon asserted.
Regarding the Antichrist, what is clear is that that he will be against Christ, try to take Jesus' place as the king of kings, try to gain power of the entire world (2 Thessalonians 2:1:10), and be consumed by hatred (Revelation 12).
What is unclear is if the Antichrist is a single person or another kind of entity.
"Sometimes the Antichrist is called 'he' and sometimes 'it' or 'they,'" pointed out Dixon in the book. "The Antichrist, however, is never 'she,' so women are off the hook."
He noted that some scholars argue that the Antichrist can be both "he" and "it." In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Paul called the Antichrist the "man of lawlessness." But the pronoun "it" could mean the spirit of the Antichrist that the Bible says is already at work in the world, said Dixon in the book.

Notably, many people have tried to decode the number of the Antichrist or the beast, 666, as recorded in Revelation 13. Some believed that Roman Emperor Nero – who murdered his parents, pregnant wife, and Christians by setting them on fire as human torches at night – was the Antichrist. The letters of the Greek name "Neron Caesar" when translated into Hebrew added up to 666.
And Protestant movement leaders Martin Luther and John Calvin believed the Antichrist would be a corrupt pope. The words "Italian church" in Greek add up to 666. But then the Catholic leaders said they found ways to make "Martin Luther" add up to the number 666. People have also found ways to make the math add up to 666 for historical figures Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Bill Gates, Dixon pointed out in the book.
"Playing with numbers doesn't really help us unravel mysteries about the Antichrist," he wrote. "It only muddies the water."
Regarding the rapture, the Colorado pastor said that what the Bible is clear about is that it will happen (1 Thessalonians 4 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1). The rapture is the process when believers are "caught up" or received by Christ when he returns.
The controversy about the rapture is regarding when it happens. Scholars disagree if the rapture will occur before, during, or after the tribulation. Pre-tribulationists believe Christ will bring about the rapture or remove his followers before the tribulation so they will not have to endure divine wrath in the last days. Mid-tribulationists believe that the rapture will take place in the middle of the tribulation, and post-tribulationists say the rapture will take place at the end of the tribulation and Christians will need to endure all the disasters along with unbelievers.

"I don't believe the Bible is clear on this issue," Dixon wrote. "Each view has biblical passages that appear to support it. For thirty-five years, I've studied these things, and I can defend all three positions. But in my view, none summarizes all of the passages."
The popular apocalyptic fiction Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins takes a pre-tribulationist view of the rapture.
Another highly controversial area about the end times is regarding the millennium rule of Jesus on Earth (Revelation 20:1-10). The Bible says that when Jesus Christ returns, he will rule the world for 1,000 years. What scholars disagree upon is the timing of the millennium, a time where Jesus will bring justice and peace to the world.
The pre-millennialists believe that Jesus will return to reign for a thousand years before the last judgment based on a literal interpretation of Revelation 19-21. The post-millennialists say Jesus won't return until after the millennial. Post-millennialists believe that instead of Jesus reigning for a thousand years, the church will reign and bring justice and peace to the world.

And lastly, there is the A-millennialist view, which defines the word thousand to be symbolic of completion or wholeness. According to this view, we are already living in the millennial with Jesus reigning spiritually over the church, not the world. The millennium, according to A-Millennialists, began on the day of Pentecost (when the church was founded, as recorded in the book of Acts) and concludes with the second coming (when the church will join with Jesus Christ in the New Jerusalem).
Most evangelicals, including Dixon, are pre-millennialists.
"A lot of Christians pick up Left Behind and they read the books and they think that this is a summation of what the Bible teaches," said Dixon during the CP interview. "And really, often times it is simply representing one possible perspective amongst many perspectives in the Christian world."

To people who fear the end times, Dixon said the only way to overcome that anxiety is for them to give their lives to Christ.
"Christ is our savior, he is our lord, and we overcome fear by finding the peace that he alone can bring and it is the peace of salvation," said Dixon...................

GOP Tells Boehner to cut Deal.

GOP Tells Boehner to cut Deal.

National Journal ^

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 7:16:22 PM by Windy City Conservative

Interestingly, House GOP conservatives told National Journal their offices – which earlier this week received steady phone calls and emails from Tea Party activists – have heard almost nothing today in terms of pressure to shut the government down. Some GOP offices interpret that, possibly, as a sign some Tea Party activists have resigned themselves to a deal that is less than originally sought in terms of spending cuts and policy changes.

That’s a theory that might be born in part on wishful thinking, but GOP aides said they have been surprised at the lack of organized Tea Party pressure so near to the shutdown deadline.

Defund Ethanol

Defund Ethanol

IBD Editorials ^ | April 8, 2011 | Staff

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 7:43:02 PM by Kaslin

Energy Policy: A GOP senator and a Democratic congressman want to end the poster child for pork-barrel spending. Unfortunately, the road to the White House runs through the cornfields of Iowa.
It's easy to lampoon federal spending on turtle tunnels, bridges to nowhere or cowboy poetry readings. It is harder to deal with subsidies and tax credits for things that do real damage to our collective bottom line. Case in point: the tax credit for and mandated use of ethanol, the corn-based additive to gasoline that was supposed to save the earth and gasoline and pave the way to energy independence.

It has achieved neither, and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is trying to end this mother of all corporate welfare programs. He is joined in the effort by Rep. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Charles Koch of the famous Koch brothers. He is opposed by just about every presidential contender and conservatives such as Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform.
Norquist says ending the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit, which provides a 45-cents-a-gallon tax credit to ethanol producers, without an offsetting tax cut elsewhere, amounts to a tax increase that violates the no-new-taxes pledge he and his group demand from candidates.

Coburn disagrees, and so do we. Ending a tax credit is not a tax increase but rather the elimination of one of many distortions in the tax code that try to pick winners and losers, favoring this industry at the expense of that one. He notes that Citizens Against Government waste supports his position and his amendment to a small-business measure.

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Fox Panel opinions re Trump's inquiry into Obama's birth certificate

Fox Panel opinions re Trump's inquiry into Obama's birth certificate

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 7:15:07 PM by cycle of discernment

Predictably Kirstin Powers, the resident Fox lib said how "destructive" this effort by Trump was for the Republican party (so kind of her to worry about the GOP)...but whoever that other SOB panelist was, how dare he dispense such an ill-informed chastisement of what Trump is doing...this guy makes the sweeping pronouncement that it is so utterly ridiculous, what an 'unserious' man Trump is.

I guarantee that jackass could not answer the first questions on any information about Obama's hidden BC.
How dare thatr pompous ass.

why do none of these geniuses ever ponder the question--how it is so ODD that Obama doesn't just produce it and why spend so much money to keep any evidence out of sight?

Gingrich: Obama holding troops 'hostage' over budget

Gingrich: Obama holding troops 'hostage' over budget

CNN ^ | April 8, 2011 | Alexander Mooney

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 6:18:33 PM by UniqueViews

Likely Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Friday laid the blame of a possible government shutdown squarely on the feet of President Obama, saying the commander-in-chief is intentionally holding U.S. troops "hostage" so Democrats can prevail in the budget showdown.
"Let's be clear," Gingrich said during a speech at Liberty University Friday. "President Obama is deliberately seeking to hold the men and women in uniform hostage so the politicians can fight over the budget and use the threat of not paying the troops their weapon."

Gingrich's comments are in reference to the president's pledge Thursday to veto a Republican-backed spending bill that aimed to cut spending by $12 billion and fund the Pentagon for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The president and Democrats opposed the measure because of the programs it would cut, including a provision that would prevent Washington, DC taxpayer money to be used to fund abortion providers.

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Obama to Enslave US Military in Order to Protect Abortion Funding

Obama to Enslave US Military in Order to Protect Abortion Funding
Rush ^ | April 8, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 6:46:56 PM by Kaslin
RUSH: What's a few dead babies between friends? I mean that's really where we are here, folks, in discussing the pending government shutdown. We're talking about pennies, in addition to everything else. We are more than happy to fund Planned Parenthood. The Democrats are more than happy to fund Planned Parenthood, but they will shutdown this government if there is a rider to the continuing resolution that funds the military at war in Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq. So it's fine to pay Planned Parenthood. In fact, the regime is insisting on it, and they're calling this women's health. Chuck Schumer and the rest of the Democrats are out there describing this as a Republican assault on women's health. Or alternately they say that the Republicans are focused on the usual social issues that the independents don't care anything about. But what it boils down to is what's a few dead babies between friends?

Obama's got no problems ordering a moratorium on drilling for oil, but he will not support a moratorium on drilling for babies. Remind me, who are the people hoping Republicans cave on a moratorium on abortion so the Obamas can take their vacation? Yeah, they're going to colonial Williamsburg. It's been a long time since they took a vacation. Rio. Yeah, it's been at least two weeks.

So they got another vacation to Colonial Williamsburg. Obama's demanding this thing get settled in time so he can go to Colonial Williamsburg. He has threatened to withhold pay, compensation from our troops, but refuses to withhold money from Planned Parenthood. Now, how is that hope and change working out for you?........................

Big Gov't Edges Ever Closer To Self-Destruction

Big Gov't Edges Ever Closer To Self-Destruction
IBD Editorials ^ | April 8, 2011 | ROBERT J. SAMUELSON

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 7:08:49 PM by Kaslin

We have created suicidal government; the threatened federal shutdown and stubborn budget deficits are but symptoms.
By suicidal, I mean government has promised more than it can deliver and, as a result, repeatedly disappoints by providing less than people expect or jeopardizing what they already have.
But government can't easily correct its excesses, because Americans depend on it for so much that any effort to change the status arouses a firestorm of opposition that virtually ensures defeat. Government's very expansion has brought it into disrepute, paralyzed politics and impeded it from acting in the national interest.

Few Americans realize the extent of their dependency. In 2009 almost half (46.2%) received at least one federal benefit: Social Security, Medicare; Medicaid; food stamps, veterans' benefits, housing subsidies.
The list doesn't include tax breaks. Counting those, perhaps three-quarters or more of Americans receive some sizable government benefit. For example, 22% of taxpayers benefit from the home mortgage interest deduction and 43% from the preferential treatment of employer-provided health insurance.
"Once politics was about only a few things; today, it is about nearly everything," writes the eminent political scientist James Q. Wilson in a recent collection of essays.
The concept of "vital national interest" is stretched. We deploy government casually to satisfy any mass desire, correct any perceived social shortcoming or remedy any market deficiency. What has abetted this political sprawl, notes Wilson, is the rising influence of "action intellectuals" — professors, pundits, "experts" — who provide rationales for political agendas.

The consequence is political overload: The system can no longer make choices, especially unpleasant choices, for the good of the nation.
Public opinion is hopelessly muddled. Polls show Americans want more spending for education (74%), health care (60%), Social Security (57%) and, indeed, almost everything.

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Editorial: Form 1099s get 86'd from Obamacare

Editorial: Form 1099s get 86'd from Obamacare

Orange County Register ^ | 4-8-2011 | Editorial staff

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 5:22:53 PM by landsbaum

A year of contentious debate finally concluded this week following overwhelming votes of both houses of Congress to repeal a relatively small, but typically onerous, requirement of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Oddly enough, the president said he was pleased that Congress corrected "a flaw" in Obamacare that would have placed unnecessary bookkeeping burdens on small businesses, requiring them to file an IRS Form 1099 for every vendor or individual they pay more than $600 in a year. The president apparently hadn't noticed the burdensome flaw when he signed the law last year. . .

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Souls Under The Altar...Revelation 6

Souls Under The Altar...Revelation 6 ^ 

  | 04-08-11 | Bill Randles

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 5:38:37 PM by pastorbillrandles

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.(Revelation 6:9-11)

There is a book, that is the Word of the purposes of God to bring about a New Heavens and New Earth. But the book is sealed and only the person called the Lamb is qualified to open the seals to bring it all about.
We have seen that these seals are the necessary conditions which accompany the bringing in of the age to come. I believe that some of the seals have been opened by the Lamb already, such as the releasing of the Spirit of AntiChrist(White Horse), and of violence (Red Horse).
The others have yet to be initiated, but surely they are not far off, for the Black Horse (Economic and commercial tribulation), and the Green colored Horse (Death and Hell) can spiritually be heard snorting and raring to go, by all who have ears to hear.
We come now to the opening of sixth seal, which is the coming period of mass martyrdom. John saw souls under the altar, almost as if their own deaths were some kind of sacrifice, for they were “Slain for the Word of God”.
There have always been souls slain for the Word of God, from Abel all the way down to our terminal generation, christians have been required to seal their testimony in their own blood.

At this time there are various estimates that anywhere between 160,000 to 200,000 people a year are put to death for their adherence to the gospel.
Consider this, that one seventh of the world is Muslim, another seventh is Hindu, also more than a billion people live under Communism, all of the above being extremely hostile to the Word of God.
The freedoms of christians in the west to openly worship God, are the exception and not the rule. They are the true source of our incredible blessings, for all of the rest of our freedoms come from our worship. Such liberty as we in the west have known have been a somewhat recent phenomenon.
But there is coming an unprecedented wave of martyrdom with the breaking of the fifth seal. It seems that God’s truth is going to have to be attested to by people willing to die rather than deny it here in the formerly free world as in other places.
There are a few things I wish to draw your attention to in this passage,

* The Method of execution…And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)
Note that they were beheaded. It is interesting that the Muslims seem to prefer this particular method. This is not to say that all of the beheading takes place by Muslims, but it is of interest that such a barbaric and seemingly forgotten practice is in vogue in our day.

* Note that they cry for vengeance…We all know that God doesn’t want us to be personally vengeful people, and that wherever possible we should graciously forgive those who have abused us, as our Lord and Saviour Jesus did.
But that doesn’t mean that the desire for Divine vengeance is somehow wrong. “Vengeance is mine, I will repay saith the Lord”, is a promise that is supposed to bring some kind of comfort to the believer’s heart.This is indeed a moral universe and all wrongs will be righted.
Righteous retribution is one of the attributes of the glory of God. Unjust violence, sin and impunity shall not have the last word, for our God is Holy and Righteous ! Holy vengeance shall be executed against the evil ones in God’s due time.
As I write this our “Senators” are fighting furiously to maintain the forced taxpayer subsidization of abortion, in spite of the overwhelming mandate against them. They piously parade before cameras pretending to be the last defenders of “Women’s health”, when in reality they and their constituency know that it is abortion on demand, paid for by coercion of the American people.

They would do well to realize that a Holy and Righteous God will soon bring them before his bar of justice , and all such pretense will evaporate before His holy eyes. That alone will be unbearable to them, but they will then be given over to an everlasting fire wherein they will experience an attribute of God that is almost inconceivable to us.
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.(Deuteronomy 32:22-24)

* There is a fixed number of martyrs – But they are told to wait, for the martyrdom of God’s people is not the result of a random, out of control, maelstrom of evil. Rather it is something that is under God’s control and to His glory, and according to a number which He has set.
Giving them the white robes of victory , and assuring them that it just a season of rest, before the vengeance comes, the martyrs are comforted to know that each one counts and is known in heaven.
CNN, Fox, and the BBC may overlook the martyrdom of christians in Syria, Chad, Ethiopia or the Sudan, but God sees each one, and numbers them. Not one of these martyrs escaped his notice. The world is not worthy of these forgotten ones!
When the Egyptian Army teamed up with the Muslim brotherhood to kill Coptic christians in the street, the headlines of the modern press attempted a vague moral equivalence.”Religions Clash In Cairo”, as if Copts were rioting and killing poor Muslims! The whole world is at the service of the evil one.

But known unto God is a specific number of martyrs. When that number is reached, the world shall see the God of vengeance in all of His Holy Glory. On that day they shall beg the stones and rocks to fall on them hoping to dissolve rather than face the Lamb.
Oh that men would seek the Lord now ,while He can be found!

The Budget Joke's on Us - (conservatives)

The Budget Joke's on Us - (conservatives)

Self-Vanity ^ | April 8, 2011 | Stockpirate

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 5:49:20 PM by stockpirate

During the lame duck congress Sen. McConnel worked a great conservative deal with the democrats, (his fellow travlers) that increased spending by 150-200 BILLION DOLLARS in the current fiscal year.
All spending bills are supposed to start in the US House, but this bill started in the US Senate. Speaker Boehner knew this and still passed the Unconstitutional bill that McConnel had given to the democrats.

Now we watch this great dog and pony show over 30 Billion in cuts as if the republicans are really doing something great.
But, they have given us the hope down the road for the 6 trillon in cuts from a budget that was already bloated and red ink projected at over 16 trillion dollars over the next ten years.

My money says Boehner didn't cave, after he wiped his tears and gave Reid a lip lock gave his socialist friends what they wanted.
Our republican leaders make me ill.


Retrieved from a GunnyG, 2008 webpage...
By: Alan Stang

Regular readers of these diatribes are aware that one of the conspiracy for world government’s persistent goals is a massive reduction of the earth’s population. There are just too many people out there for the conspirators to control, so they want to eliminate some of them. The “ideal society” that results would include the few conspirators at the top and the rest of us slaves at the bottom to serve them. 

Over the years, they have concocted many spurious justifications for the purpose, including the “ecology movement,” Zero Population Growth, phony energy “shortages,” etc. That is one of the reasons the birth rate has fallen among bamboozled American women – and especially among European women – while it booms among illegal aliens.  
The idea is that there are just too many people for the planet to sustain. Indeed, the Communist UN is hawking a program called Agenda 21, which includes a scam called “sustainable development.” It means total, totalitarian control of the environment and is presently being implemented here in these united States

Mike Garbageoff is one of the conspiracy factotums assigned to supervise this program, probably because as “former” Soviet dictator and KGB boss he has hands-on experience in exterminating large groups of humans. Mike is the man with the mark of Cain on his head, who says in his book about perestroika that Communism remains his goal, from which he will never deviate. 
Remember that when the Soviet Union “”"fell,”"” and Mike was “”"deposed,”"” the conspiracy for world government brought him here in a trice and installed him at the Presidio, the historic U.S. Army base in San Fransicko. (Now he has relocated to Northeastern University in Boston.) Remember, we’re talking about a “former” Soviet dictator of the “evil empire.” Wouldn’t you think such an arrangement should arouse at least a few questions in the normal mind?  

But of course it did not. Our Communist media left and right – from the Communist Broadcasting System to Shtupid Sean – let it go down, and Mike Garbageoff – now reborn as an “ecologist,” went right to work at the tax-exempt foundation created in his name. There was no planning involved, you understand, certainly no conspiracy. Land o’ Goshen, no! All of this happened by accident. Mike just happened to be at the right place at the right time. 

The Garbageoff Foundation conducts regular “State of the World” forums, which attract some of the biggest names in totalitarianism. Ted the Traitor Turner, for instance, is one of them. So is Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong. So are Bill Gates and Zbigniew “Zbig Brother” Brzezinski, of the Trilateral Commission. So is Bush 41. Would you guess such a group could exert some influence? 
Mike officiates, of course, and his devastating charm seems to captivate women. Not being one of them, I can’t understand why; there is nothing remarkable about him personally except the Mark of Cain on his head – but he reduced England’s “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher, who beat Argentina, to giggling girlhood and the headline in a recent story  by Jennifer Edwards, a putative female, says he “captivates crowd,” presumably starting with her. 

At a recent session, Mike said this: “The United States has developed a disease for which there is no vaccination.” He calls it “winner’s disease,” referring to our “victory” over the “former” Soviet Union. America is arrogant, says Garbageoff, and must be brought down, controlled and managed. This is a necessary step on the way to world government. 

At these sessions, there is argument and debate on the question of population reduction. Participants argue and debate about how many of the earth’s people should be exterminated. For instance, Barbara Marx Hubbard, one of the women Mike presumably has charmed, explains as follows in The Book of Co-Creation:

“Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-fourth is electing to transcend . . . . One-fourth is destructive . . . . In the past they were permitted to die a ‘natural death.’ . . . Now . . . the destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body . . . . Fortunately, you are not responsible for this act. We are. . . . We are the riders of the pale horse, Death.” 
As you can see, Babs is a moderate, a voice of reason. She only wants to eliminate 25% of the world’s people. On the other hand, at the first meeting of the Garbageoff Foundation, someone named Dr. Sam Keen, a “philosopher-professor,” explained at the closing, plenary session that “the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90 percent and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”  

Jacques Cousteau, the late oceanographer and environmentalist, wasn’t present on that occasion, but the November, 1991 UNESCO Courier quotes him as saying, “One American burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladesh. . . . In order to stabilize world populations, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. . . .” 

Jacques didn’t say how many days we need to do that, so we don’t know how many corpses would satisfy him, but obviously if one American is worse than twenty Bangladeshis, we should start in Cincinnati. The leaders of this movement advocate “voluntary extinction,” which presumably means suicide. They could establish instant credibility if they committed it themselves, but they prefer that you do it, because, remember, we need them to supervise and they are – let’s face it – superior. 

Let’s see, there are about five billion human beings. Ninety percent of five billion is 4,500,000,000 (four billion five hundred million). Twenty five percent of five billion is “only” 1,250,000,000 (one billion two hundred fifty billion). Is this right? Math and I don’t get along. Let’s be moderate and work with Babs Hubbard’s “low” number. 

How do you exterminate 1,250,000,000 people? We are told that when Hitler really got rolling he killed a measly 10-15 million, but, remember, he was in power only twelve years. Working night and day, Mao Tse-tung and his fellow Communists have killed maybe 100 million people; so did Mike Garbageoff and the Soviets. In other words, even the biggest mass killers we know about were relative pikers in terms of the job that needs to be done. It could never be done using their primitive methods. 

So, how would you eliminate that many people? I contend that you could do so only through medical means, only through a species of biological warfare, which would offer advantages available no wise else. First, using biological means, you could target entire populations. There are not enough bullets and no gas chambers big enough to do that.  

Second, and most crucial, if your target is the World Trade Center, your victims will know they are under enemy attack (unless you are a moron who happens to be President); but, when you hit them with biological and chemical weapons, they won’t. They will tell each other something “is going around.” They will go to see their doctors, who won’t know any more than they do.

So, what is happening? Look around. The government is drugging as many Americans as possible, starting in the delivery room and continuing throughout life. School kids are routinely narcotized. Parents who refuse to allow it are threatened. Many older people are loaded on drugs, enough to go into the racket, except that the drugs have turned them into zombies, because many of those prescriptions still contain mercury. 

Every year brings a new flu and a new shot, which is out of date when you get it months later, because the critter it was designed for has mutated. It is also contaminated with killers like mercury, etc. Recently, FDA approved the spraying of live viruses on our food, with no testing whatsoever. You will not be able to avoid such food, because it won’t say it has been sprayed on the label. It comes from a company called Intralytix out of Baltimore, which must be plugged in at the top. 
The federal government is covering our air space with chem-trails, not contrails, which dissipate quickly, but chemicals and biologics sprayed high above us that spread out to cover the sky, and cover everything when they hit the ground. They include aluminum oxide, barium, benzene, fibers, bacilli and mold, pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Pseudomonas Florscens, Streptomyces, etc. They are suspected in the Alzheimer’s epidemic and the “fiber disease,” called Morgellons.   
In short, our environment – our air, our food, our water, via fluoridation – is extremely toxic and getting more so. I am not talking about mythical insects that close down construction projects and whole industries, but about the real thing. Question: Could it be that we are under enemy attack; that the enemy – the conspiracy for world government – is implementing its scheme to decimate the earth’s population, manipulating the growing toxicity for the purpose? 
You say that’s impossible, that I’m just blowing smoke? Maybe, but why is the hair on the back of your neck standing up? 

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Update From Meeting At The Trump Tower Regarding Obama's Usurpation of the Presidency...

Update From Meeting At The Trump Tower Regarding Obama's Usurpation of the Presidency...

Obama Release Your Records ^ | April 08, 2011 | Obama Release Your Records

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 4:32:14 PM by RobinMasters

I just got word of the details from today's meeting with Donald Trump and several people involved in the "birther" movement. Gary from Give Us Liberty has provided a quick summary of what went on at the meeting...
We just heard from our fellow patriot who attended the Trump meeting. "IT COULD NOT HAVE GONE BETTER!" Trump was fully engaged and asked questions. On issues that he was unclear he asked the various members of the Arizona delegation to do get the information and documentation to him as soon as possible. The meeting lasted 30 minutes.
There were many media out in the hallway. The media were not allowed in the meeting which was attended by Trump and his Assistant Michael Cohen and the three members of the Arizona delegation.

Trump indicated that he fully supports the Arizona eligibility legislation and he pledged a visit to Arizona very soon!
Trump gave every indication that he moving forward with his investigation re: "Obama".

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VIDEO: O'Reilly GRILLS Michele Bachmann: "Can you deal with Complicated Issues?"

VIDEO: O'Reilly GRILLS Michele Bachmann: "Can you deal with Complicated Issues?"

Business Insider ^ | 04/08/2011 | Steven Loeb

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 4:17:56 PM by SeekAndFind

Fresh off his interview with Donald Trump last week, Bill O'Reilly took on another controversial potential 2012 Republican candidate, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
O'Reilly questioned Bachmann on why she thought she was even qualified to be president or if she had the experience to run the country.
"Do you have the frame of reference to deal with complicated issues like China trade? Like Iran nuclear? Like the unintended consequences?"
According to Bachmann, her age and life experience have, in fact, prepared her for the presidency.

"I do have a broad extensive background. I'm a student of many years. I have studied a wide birth of topics. I sit currently on the intelligence committee. We deal with the classified secrets. And with the unrest that's occurring around the world. I also sit on financial services committee. But, again, I've lived life."

The most interesting part of the interview came when O'Reilly pressed Bachmann on her gaffe over the site of Lexington and Concord, which Bachmann had said, more than once, was in New Hampshire instead of Massachusetts.
At first Bachmann tried to make a joke out of O'Reilly's question, saying "I promised I would never again use Barack Obama's teleprompter." O'Reilly, however, was not satisfied with this and asked her about it again. When Bachmann tried to duck the question again by saying "it was a mistake and I don't want to throw anybody under the bus so we're going to leave it at that," O'Reilly came up with his own theory about what happened.

"Somebody wrote that. You probably didn't read over your stuff, and that's how it came out. Correct?"
Bachmann's answer:
"I'm not going to throw anybody under the bus. I take full responsibility and we're just going to move on from there."

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Promise of higher energy costs was fulfilled

Promise of higher energy costs was fulfilled

San Francisco Examiner ^ | 4/8/11 | Editor

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 4:11:05 PM by SmithL

President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting Wednesday at a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Fairless Hills, Penn., to promote his energy agenda. Not everyone in the audience was receptive to his message.
When one man failed to clap as Obama talked about government forcing higher fuel efficiency standards (which, contrary to the president, did not reduce U.S. oil imports a single drop), Obama teased him: "If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting eight miles a gallon — [laughter] — you may have a big family. ... How many you have? Ten kids, you say? [Laughter.]

Well, you definitely need a hybrid van then."
In fact, there are no family-size hybrid minivans on sale now, and any that come on line in the near future will likely cost somewhere north of $30,000. We doubt that a family of 12, or even an average family of four, has that much money just lying around to invest in Obama’s dreams. But we’ve seen this Obama many times before.
Instead of understanding the challenges facing his fellow Americans, and working to lower their energy costs, Obama lectures them about the alleged errors of their ways and tells them how they should spend their hard-earned money.

The Fairless Hills exchange was an illustration of the professional politician who thinks he’s the boss, when in fact he is supposed to be the elected servant.
"There is no magic formula to driving gas prices down," the president also said Wednesday. Maybe not, but Obama has figured out a pretty good formula for driving gas prices up. Immediately after taking office in 2009, his interior secretary, Ken Salazar, cancelled 77 previously approved leases for oil and gas development in Utah.

In February 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated that consumers buy 36 billion gallons worth of renewable fuels such as ethanol by 2020. By July 2010, the White House banned drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The ban has since been lifted, but only half a dozen permits have been issued despite hundreds of pending applications. Now the Energy Information Administration projects a 13 percent decline in offshore oil production this year.

Obama has also banned offshore oil development outside the gulf for seven years. Salazar has promulgated new rules making it more costly and difficult to develop energy resources on federal land, and the EPA — while slowing development of a cross-country pipeline that would expand U.S. access to Canadian oil — is moving forward with a cap-and-trade energy tax program that Congress rejected in 2010.

What Obama didn’t say to the man with 10 kids was what he said in a January 2008 interview, that under his administration, "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." And he said nothing about his energy secretary, Steven Chu, who told the Wall Street Journal that "somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." 

At the time, gas was selling there for $10 a gallon.
That’s two campaign promises Obama is well on his way to keeping.

Hostage Crisis! - What President Obama is really saying:

Hostage Crisis! - What President Obama is really saying:

Tea Party Patriots Email | 04/08/2011 | Tea Party Patriots

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 4:06:30 PM by Iam1ru1-2

"Pay the ransom (allow us to continue massive government spending) or we stop paying the military!"
"Pay the ransom (allow us to continue massive government spending) or we won't mail you your IRS refund check!"
"Pay the ransom (allow us to continue massive government spending) or we will ruin the tourists' vacations who are going to DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival!"
"Pay the ransom (allow us to continue massive government spending) or we will close the National Parks and ruin family vacations!"
Should we give in to their ransom demands?
Should we reward them for making this kind of threat?
Should people like this be in charge of our entire country?!!

President Obama and Senator Reid continue to damage America with every move they make.
Tea Party Patriots is committed to holding them accountable and making sure American voters know the truth.

Their Heads Are Swiveling and Will Explode Soon

Their Heads Are Swiveling and Will Explode Soon
The Belly of the Beast | Today | piperpilot

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 3:52:21 PM by piperpilot

The liberals in my DC-based office are absolutely apoplectic today. It wasn't enough that they had the judicial election in Wisconsin "stolen" from them. No. No. No. Now those "evil" Republicans are shutting down their beloved federal government over [gasp] a social issue!
They literally are talking about how they have developed ulcers as a result of the situation. Then they bemoan how, again, those "EVIL" Republicans are taking needed healthcare away from women.

The horror of it all!!!! All week they have been decrying Paul Ryan's proposed budget cuts, but today their disquiet can no longer be contained. It's full on hysteria here in DC. Meanwhile, I just sit in my office and drink it all in, savoring the flavor. Government shut down? Bring it on. Makes my commute easier.


What? Me Offended? You Bet!


by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet

Wait a minute, what about offending me? Don’t I count? I can get offended too, you know. Of course, when I really got offended I used to back off and calm down but my days of taking a deep breath are numbered, and not because I’m a day older, but because my “offensive fuse” has been shortened since, well, there’s a good question. Remember John McCain saying, “Oh, I apologize for the announcer saying Barrack HUSSEIN Obama”? Maybe then. Maybe when Clinton gave China “Most Favored Nation” trade status. Maybe when Carter met with the Palestinian (No Jew Between Me and the Sea) Muslim murderers (PLO). Maybe all of the above.

And, then again, maybe when the United States put a Muslim in the White House. Yes, that, without a doubt, shortened my fuse. If anyone ever had any doubt that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party aren’t one and the same, their mutual cover-up of Obama’s birth certificate should prove it to you. Now I am offended, so I propose starting our very own jihad; why not? The Muslims have theirs and no one seems to be offended.
That’s right, our very own jihad where we give what our enemies deserve. Our very own enemy list…besides all Muslims, let’s add everyone who had a part in putting and keeping Obama in office. That’s right, an American version of jihad: JOIN IN HALTING AMERICA’S DESTRUCTION.

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Photo: Sitting Bull Wore a Crucifix

Photo: Sitting Bull Wore a Crucifix ^ | Friday, April 08, 2011 | Taylor Marshall

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 3:22:25 PM by GonzoII
Sitting Bull (sitting) wearing his crucifix

Not long ago, I was speaking with Father Phil Wolfe about the evangelization of the Flathead Indians in northwest America. He stood up up from his desk and went to one of his many bookshelves and pulled down a book. He opened it and set it in front of me with a page open to a photo.

"Who's that?"

I had seen the photo several times since my youth. It's in every student's US History book. "That's Sitting Bull," I said.

"Have you ever seen this photo before?" he asked.

"Yes, of course."

Father said, "Really. Look closer. Have you ever seen the non-cropped version of the Sitting Bull?"

I took another look. I couldn't believe it. Sitting Bull was wearing a crucifix!

That's correct. Sitting Bull wore a crucifix and apparently was baptized into the Catholic Faith by Father De Smet of the Jesuits. Here's one account from a biography on General Custer:
It was stated at one time that Sitting Bull, while hating the white Americans and disdaining to speak their language; was yet very fond of the French Canadians, that he talked French, and that he had been converted to Christianity by a French Jesuit, named Father De Smet. How true this may be is uncertain, but probably there is some foundation for it. The French Jesuits have always been noted for their wonderful success in winning the affections of the Indians, as well as for the transitory nature of their conversions, and it is very possible that Father De Smet may have not only baptized Sitting Bull at some time, but induced him and his braves to attend mass, as performed by himself in the wilderness. The benefits of the conversion seem however to have been only skin deep, as far as preventing cruelty in war is concerned. (Whittaker, A Complete Life of General Custer, Volume 2, 535).
I think the photo reveals that this story is more than a legend. Sitting Bull wore the emblem of the Crucified Son of God from his neck. It's a pity that the image is usually cropped  in magazines and textbooks so as to hide the crucifix. This just reveals that American political correctness has led to the revision of history. The photo has been cropped for so long that virtually no one knows that Sitting Bull wore a crucifix!

So pray for the repose of the soul of Thathánka Iyotake (Sitting Bull), who died on Dec 15, 1890.
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Jesse Jackson declares federal budget fight the American Civil War all over again

Jesse Jackson declares federal budget fight the American Civil War all over again

Daily Caller ^ | 4-8-11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 2:25:17 PM by Justaham

An estimated 700,000 Americans died in the Civil War, one of the bloodiest times in our nation’s history. It’s hard to imagine anything quite measuring up in this day and age — but Jesse Jackson can.
On Thursday’s “Martin Bashir” on MSNBC, Jackson, the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said the budget battle on the Republican side represents an effort to make the federal government “dysfunctional.”
“[T]his really is a Civil War fight,” Jackson said. “This is making the federal government dysfunctional on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. These guys will support three wars. They’ll support tax dodgers. They’ll support the wealthiest Americans getting tax breaks. They want to cut into education and health care. This is an ideological battle.”
Jackson said those trying to shut down the federal government are doing so to make an “ideological-religious point.”

“This is a Civil War fight,” he said. “I think Time magazine has it right. This is the 150th anniversary of the 1861 Civil War. Now those are determined to shut the federal government down to make their point — their ideological-religious point.”
“You have those who believe in states’ rights and those who believe in a more perfect union,” he said. “States’ right are anti-civil rights, anti-workers’ right to bargain, anti-social justice, pro-rich and significantly insensitive to poor people — that was the great divide 150 years ago and it’s the great divide today in the ideological sense.”

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Pentagon Has Been ‘War Gaming’ for Economic Disaster Since Early ‘09

Pentagon Has Been ‘War Gaming’ for Economic Disaster Since Early ‘09

The Blaze ^ | 4/8/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 2:29:35 PM by Nachum

While we learned yesterday that the U.S. is preparing its domestic response to a potential economic collapse, the bigger story might be that the U.S. has been playing such “war games” for almost two years.
“The Pentagon sponsored a first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs — but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a scenario made all the more real by the global financial crisis.” That’s how Politico reporter Eamon Javers (now with CNBC and who brought us Monday’s report) began an article dated April 9, 2009.

In that article, he describes how the U.S. first began preparing for an economic collapse. “Participants sat along a V-shaped set of desks beneath an enormous wall of video monitors displaying economic data,” he writes. “Their efforts were carefully observed and recorded by uniformed military officers and members of the U.S. intelligence community.”
The Office of the Secretary of Defense hosted the two-day event March 17 and 18, 2009, at the Warfare Analysis Laboratory in Laurel, MD.
The “game” didn’t end well for the United States: “the savviest economic warrior proved to be China.”

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Lyndon LaRouche: The Face of Evil (1-4)

Lyndon LaRouche: The Face of Evil 1 of 4

Lyndon LaRouche: The Face of Evil 2 of 4

Lyndon LaRouche: The Face of Evil 3 of 4

Lyndon LaRouche: The Face of Evil 4 of 4

I'm Warming to the Idea of Donald Trump Telling Obama: ‘You’re Fired’

I'm Warming to the Idea of Donald Trump Telling Obama: 'You're Fired'
Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2011 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 2:14:04 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

When Donald Trump began testing the presidential waters in late February, it was easy to discard his efforts as nothing more than a public relations ploy. It seemed "The Don" was just looking for one more way to get the Trump name up in lights. Thus, like so many others, I was not impressed.

Yet since that time, Trump has carved out a niche for himself politically and has not only proven his sincerity in considering a presidential run, but has also risen to the point of being the 2nd most popular candidate among possible GOP primary contestants. He has done this not only by saying what conservatives in America have long wanted a politician to say, but also by doing so with the kind of unapologetic tone that marks the words of a man who's confident in the justness of his cause.

To my point: Trump is angry over what Obama has done to America and he's not afraid to express this indignation via various radio, television, and print outlets. (It's been a long time since a potential presidential candidate loved America enough to verbalize his disdain over the harm a sitting president has done to this country.)

He believes Obama has given us "a terrible presidency" and he wants to see America return to being "the greatest place in the world."

And although some of Trump's statements have been maligned by the MSM (and Glenn Beck) to date, his words communicate convictions that resonate with everyday Americans throughout the land.

For instance, he thinks it's high time we quit kowtowing to China and other countries that threaten us economically. He believes that countries that benefit from our military power ought to pay for that benefit: which means Iraq ought to use their oil to repay us the approximately $1.5 trillion we spent liberating them and South Korea ought to pay for the protection we provide by keeping North Korea from invading them anew.

He is pro-life, opposed to gay marriage, and actually has demonstrated one thing Obama never could: real life experience running a business in the private world. (Plus, he made Meredith Vieira look stupid on The Today Show.)

Trump has made it clear he will announce whether he's going to seek the Republican presidential nomination or not by mid-June. For now, he seems absolutely sincere in this endeavor and continues to state his positions on a host of political issues without wavering.

And while I can't say I'm going to be putting a "Trump 2012" sticker on my bumper tonight, I can say I'm warming to the idea of watching Trump look Obama in the eye and say: "You're fired."--
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Permanent Occupation: Gates Admits US Troops To Remain In Iraq Beyond 2011

Permanent Occupation: Gates Admits US Troops To Remain In Iraq Beyond 2011

The world’s media reacted with a collective shrug of the shoulders today as Defense Secretary Robert Gates admitted that US troops are likely to stay in Iraq beyond 2011, making another scheduled withdrawal date nothing more than an empty meaningless promise.

Sarah Palin: Commander in Chief’s Appalling Action with Our Troops

Sarah Palin: Commander in Chief’s Appalling Action with Our Troops

Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | April 8, 2011 | Sarah Palin

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 1:44:51 PM by Virginia Ridgerunner

Yesterday the House passed H.R. 1363, which funds our Department of Defense and our military for the rest of the year at their current levels. It allows for the continuation of current military operations, which is pretty important when you’re fighting three wars. It also funds the government for another week and cuts $12 billion in wasteful spending. So why would the Commander in Chief declare that he will veto this? Why would he play politics at the expense of our troops who are putting everything on the line to protect us? Memo to the President: I doubt the insurgents will stop and wait for a government shutdown to end before resuming actions. You need to fund our troops, sir.

Like me, you might be asking yourself: Why on earth would he threaten to veto funding for the troops? What is his game plan? Basically, he’ll veto military funding because he wants the rest of the government funded too. And by the rest of the government, he means things like Harry Reid’s “Cowboy Poetry.” Essentially, he’s holding military funding hostage to NPR funding. This is a perfect analogy for what is wrong with this entire budget showdown. Our federal government has strayed so far from what is constitutionally mandated that they are blind to the fact that NPR funding is not a constitutional duty. Funding our military at a time of war is!

The House GOP does not want a shut down. They just want legitimate cuts (and I would argue not even enough!). If we can’t agree to cut a billion here and a billion there, we’ll never close this $1.5 trillion deficit.

Let’s look at the numbers. We have a $1.5 trillion deficit this year. We’re paying $200 billion a year on our interest alone. That’s half a billion dollars per day on interest. And our $1.5 trillion deficit means that we’re borrowing $4 billion per day just to keep afloat. So, we pat ourselves on the back if we cut a billion dollars here or a billion there in discretionary spending, as we borrow $4 billion a day and pay half a billion a day in interest. The deficit for the month of February alone was the highest in our history at $223 billion. That’s more than the entire deficit for the year 2007. And there’s no end in sight. We’re not heading towards the iceberg. We’ve already hit it. Now we’re taking on water. We must find a way to get back to harbor to repair our ship of state before it’s too late.

Where is President Obama in all of this? He just doesn’t get it. His 2012 budget was a signal of that. The President’s proposed budget offered higher taxes and higher spending. A budget is supposed to be more than just numbers crunched on a spreadsheet. It’s supposed to be a credible blueprint of a nation’s priorities and direction. The President’s budget was a political document. It was designed not to ruffle any feathers or take any decisive moves to deal with the deficit problem. Instead of cutting spending, he’s moving us in the opposite direction. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported that the White House was not telling the truth when they claimed that their 2012 budget reduces the deficit. It actually increases it. Instead of dealing with the hard realities we face, he just kicked the can down the road. That’s not leadership. That’s politics.

Real leadership means leading by example. It means showing an “all-in” commitment to tackling complex issues and putting in the time and effort to educate the American public. Right now the American people have not been educated about this major challenge we face. Keep in mind that perception often becomes reality, and the perception President Obama has repeatedly given off is that he can’t be bothered to deal with our debt crisis.

This is profoundly unfair to the American people. Throughout our history, we have proven again and again that we are strong enough and wise enough to do the right thing when we are properly informed. We can judge and make the tough choices when we are not spun by the media or the financial class or the political class. We the People can decide – if our leaders level with us honestly.

It’s about time the President step up to the plate and lead responsibly. Our troops who are putting themselves in harm’s way deserve a Commander in Chief who is not AWOL from the debt debate. The American people deserve a president who will take on the tough challenges and understand that funding “Car Talk” is not as crucial as funding our troops at a time of three wars.

2008 seems like such a long time ago, but 2012 is just around the corner. There is a leadership vacuum in the White House right now, but that’s nothing that another good old-fashioned election can’t fix.
- Sarah Palin

Internet probe can track you down to within 690 metres

Internet probe can track you down to within 690 metres

New Scientist ^ | 4/5/11 | Jacob Aron

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 1:44:33 PM by LibWhacker

Online adverts could soon start stalking you. A new way of working out where you are by looking at your internet connection could pin down your current location to within a few hundred metres.
Similar techniques are already in use, but they are much less accurate. Every computer connected to the web has an internet protocol (IP) address, but there is no simple way to map this to a physical location. The current best system can be out by as much as 35 kilometres.

Now, Yong Wang, a computer scientist at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, and colleagues at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have used businesses and universities as landmarks to achieve much higher accuracy.
The new method zooms in through three stages to locate a target computer. The first stage measures the time it takes to send a data packet to the target and converts it into a distance – a common geolocation technique that narrows the target's possible location to a radius of around 200 kilometres.

Wang and colleagues then send data packets to the known Google Maps landmark servers in this large area to find which routers they pass through. When a landmark machine and the target computer have shared a router, the researchers can compare how long a packet takes to reach each machine from the router; converted into an estimate of distance, this time difference narrows the search down further. "We shrink the size of the area where the target potentially is," explains Wang.

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Why are dangerous sex predators let out of prison? by Laurie Roth

Why are dangerous sex predators let out of prison?

This week I interviewed Reza Jou, the Father of missing 19 year old College student Donna Jou. Donna has been missing since June 23, 2007. She is a 19 year old, freshman in College who is an honor student and has huge dreams. She wants to be a Neurosurgeon and has the brains and heart to do it. In June, 2007, She made what appears to be the 'nightmare' mistake of advertising ...on Craigslist......
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Stay Strong My Brother and Sister Patriots by Lloyd Marcus

Stay Strong My Brother and Sister Patriots

I've gotten defeatist emails from patriots who basically say, "It is hopeless. America's system of government is totally corrupt, broken beyond repair. Both sides, republican and democrat, suck. We are no longer a Christian nation. Mr. Marcus you are wasting your time naively thinking your "tea partying" across America will make a difference." Quoting one of my dad's favorite idioms from when I was a kid, I say, "Good grief." Patriots lighten up. Yes, we are fighting deep rooted corruption.....
by Lloyd Marcus

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The End of Self by Marc Rudov--

The End of Self

There's a remarkable correlation between the power of government that people tolerate and the kinds of technology they embrace. It is no coincidence that Americans are now overwhelmed with invasive laws and gadgets that diminish their individual freedoms. Welcome to the end of self. Hillel, the great Jewish sage and originator of the Golden Rule, famously asked: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But, if I am only for myself, who am I?".......
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