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Friday, September 02, 2011

CLOUD Rains on Climate Theory

CLOUD Rains on Climate Theory:

“It’s the sun, stupid.” This was the excited conclusion many readers drew from a recent much-read blogpost of mine about the latest results from the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.

The story concerned a major experiment called CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) and seemed to confirm everything that the world’s growing band of “skeptics” would dearly love to hear: that the sun, not man-made CO2 is by far the most important factor in “Climate Change.”

Actually, though, the story’s more complicated than that. And, in many ways, more interesting. Yes, the experiment did lend encouraging credence to the theory by the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark that solar radiation may play a significant role in seeding the clouds which warm (and cool) the planet. But what it didn’t do was prove anything except that this is a promising area and that more research needs to be done.

What it did do very much to confirm, though, was the extreme establishment bias which has corrupted and debased the whole debate about Anthropogenic Global Warming.

The real story lay, not in the experiment’s tentative findings, but in the insistence by CERN’s own Director General Rolf-Dieter Heuer, that it wasn’t a story...............

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Prison Planet.com � Government Gunrunners

Prison Planet.com � Government Gunrunners:

Not that the national media notices much, but the federal government under President Barack Obama has been supplying guns to Mexican drug gangs for quite a spell.

With only a few print media bothering to cover the story, Obama’s Justice Department has been discovered secretly supplying firearms to Mexican drug lords using taxpayer “stimulus” monies.

If that wasn’t bad enough, guns supplied to these Mexican miscreants by federal agents were used to kill at least one US Border Patrol agent. After the death of the BP agent, California Congressman Darrell Issa launched an investigation into the matter and uncovered what most anyone would correctly describe as a vast government conspiracy to supply firearms to Mexican drug cartels.

As a result of Issa’s congressional investigations, numerous heads at the ATF have lost their jobs–or more correctly–have been “reassigned.”..............
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Obama 9/11 Unity Call Brazen Reminder

Obama 9/11 Unity Call Brazen Reminder:

What cannot be overstated in the healing and reunification of America, after the 9/11 attacks, was the importance of prayer. Prayer and the call to God to protect and guide the nation were at the heart, the core, of bringing Americans together with compassion and determination.

This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian faith and principles. Today, a reported 95% of Americans are people of faith in various religions. Yet, prayer and clergy have been banished from the 9/11 state run day of remembrance by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

By eliminating God, the state steps into the role of God with its ceremonies devoid of prayer. Politicos will direct attention to themselves as the guiding lights of national healing, looking to reflect a god-like glow as benevolent caretakers of the masses...........................
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Obama Miffed over Date Rebuff � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)


Obama Miffed over Date Rebuff
September 2, 2011 Gunny G

House Speaker John Boehner’s rejection of President Obama’s request to speak to Congress on September 7 became the focus of the president’s latest plea for campaign donations.

Just a few hours after Boehner declined the date and suggested a September 8 alternative, the President’s campaign sent an e-mail to supporters.

“I am the leader of the free world,” Obama contended. “Being rebuffed by Congress does untold damage to my image. This can only harm my ability to effect the transformation for which I was elected to accomplish in 2008. Harming the President like this—some might call it treason.”

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Natural Born Citizen, OPOVV, Challenges De Facto president Obama to an Open Debate| The Post & Email

Natural Born Citizen, OPOVV, Challenges De Facto president Obama to an Open Debate| The Post & Email:

Since the only thing transparent about the current regime is the lies that it has been spewing out, I thought someone should step forward and try to set the record straight. “Open debate” means that nothing is off the table, including the highly questionable qualifications of Obama and members of his regime, the violations of the Fourth Amendment by the TSA, and the destruction of the U.S. economy, on purpose, to usher in a socialist-type government that will, once and for all, kill the United States Constitution.

The definition of Islam may be a subject for debate, although I don’t see how anyone can defend Islam on any grounds imaginable, except maybe on the grounds of hate, destruction, and what really are the number of “honor killings” per day. Maybe Obama can have the Ground Zero Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf coach him, as the faux Attorney General Eric Holder can offer advice on how to trash the Constitution, and Napolitano of Homeland Security can prompt Obama on why illegal immigrants are not deported............

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AP Interview: Tough talk from Paul on Perry

AP Interview: Tough talk from Paul on Perry:

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is likening his home state opponent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to a "candidate of the week."

Paul, a Texas congressman, is advising GOP primary voters to look closely at Perry's record over the last decade. Paul says a lot has changed in Texas under Perry's watch — and much of it isn't good.

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Mystery of DB Cooper air stewardess who was sent to a nunnery..."

Mystery of DB Cooper air stewardess who was sent to a nunnery...":

Mystery of DB Cooper air stewardess who was sent to a Nunnery... but was it part of a witness protection programme?

It is America's most notorious unsolved criminal case which, over the past four decades, has had enough twists and turns to match any film script.

So it is not entirely surprising that the latest revelation is one straight out of Hollywood.

The stewardess who famously dealt with the elusive DB Cooper during the Northwest Airlines hijacking and robbery of 1971 spent more than a decade in a Nunnery, in what experts believe was part of a witness protection programme.

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Miss Mucklow now lives a quiet life in central Oregon under a different name but has co-operated with the ongoing DB Cooper investigation, FBI spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich said.

Her role may, however, become more important than ever now after a woman came out to say she believed her uncle was DB Cooper.

Fascinating article, - with Several Photos at link.

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In His Activist Days Obama Sued Banks to Ease Lending Practices… Now He’s Suing Banks For Risk

In His Activist Days Obama Sued Banks to Ease Lending Practices… Now He’s Suing Banks For Risk:

In his early activist days, Barack Obama the community organizer sued banks to ease their lending practices. Now his administration is suing banks for issuing risky mortgages.

State Sen. Barack Obama and Fr. Michael Pfleger led a protest in Chicago in January 2000. (NBC 5 Week of January 3, 2000)

Breaking on FOX News… The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced late this afternoon that it had sued 17 large banks for risky mortgages. The Street reported:

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Friday afternoon that it had sued 17 large banks, alleging violations of federal securities laws in the sale of mortgage-backed securities to government-sponsored enterprises, including Fannie Mae (FNMA), Freddie Mac (FMCC).

According to a Reuters report, the FHFA’s suit was related to $41 billion in mortgage-backed securities issued by the 17 banks.

Bloomberg reported that the FHFA sued to recover losses on $6 billion in mortgage-backed securities packaged by Bank of America (BAC), $24.8 billion in securities originally packaged by Merrill Lynch, and $3.5 billion originally pac.......
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Florida officials urge residents to report shady activity

Florida officials urge residents to report shady activity:

"If it's going to be a system that's going to allow people to demonstrate their biases, then I think it could be destructive and cause tension in the community.

And such a thing will not benefit anyone," Imam Siddiq Abdullah of the Islamic Center of South Florida in West Palm Beach said.

The state will promote the campaign on television, radio and billboards, and urge residents to report suspicious activity to a hot line, (855) FLA-SAFE, (352-7233) said Bailey, who is also chairman of the Domestic Security Oversight Council.

But that might not give nosy neighbors enough detail about what exactly "suspicious activity" is, Abdullah said. The strategy should include specific information about what people should look out for, said Abdullah, and should teach tolerance, he said...............
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"This is something that needs to be focused in on and needs to be taught. But as far as giving prejudice a platform, that's not going to benefit anyone," he said.

Prison Planet.com � Armed Mexican Federal Police Cross Into United States

Prison Planet.com � Armed Mexican Federal Police Cross Into United States:

While the Department of Homeland Security is busy demonizing white middle class Americans as deadly security threats, armed Mexican troops and police are constantly witnessed violating border controls and entering the United States with guns drawn, but the federal government couldn’t seem to care less.

The latest incident concerns an incursion by armed Mexican Federal Police yesterday morning.

“U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said armed officers with Mexico’s Secretaria de Seguridad Publica federal police were in the incursion, which took place in El Paso, near the Border Patrol’s Ysleta station,” reports ABC 7 News............
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Carney: Obama Was ‘Completely Unaware’ of Illegal Uncle’s Arrest

Carney: Obama Was ‘Completely Unaware’ of Illegal Uncle’s Arrest:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday that President Obama was “unaware” of his illegal alien uncle’s recent arrest for DUI until Carney himself notified the president on Monday, CNSNews reports.

But despite making the revelation, could Carney’s response also raise another question about what the president knew about Onyango Obama?

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Obama Regime steals the identity of We the People!

Obama Regime steals the identity of We the People!:

Strike up the drums and fifes. Senior-Advisor-to the-President-David Plouffe is out there posing as a patriot.

The latest email being sent out to cyberspace portrays the Obama Regime as “We the people.”

In other words, the same people imposing Marxist misery and working feverishly to “fundamentally transform America” are ordinary, struggling without jobs Americans!

There’s nothing more magic than astroturf!

You could have knocked Canada Free Press (CFP) Arkansas reader Elaine over with a feather, but she had already fallen off her chair—laughing.

“We’re about to change the way Americans engage with President Obama and his Administration by launching a new way for you to join with fellow Americans to petition the federal government on a range of issues,” plummy Plouffe wrote yesterday on his email, subject line “Video: Something big”.

“It’s called We the People and you can learn more about it, and sign up to be the first to know when it’s live here”.............

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Allen West: “It’s Clear Why Congressional Black Caucus Ignores Facts & Is Race Baiting”

Allen West: “It’s Clear Why Congressional Black Caucus Ignores Facts & Is Race Baiting”:

Allen West tells it like it is…

Black unemployment increased by 5% last month from 15.9% to 16.7%. It was the highest black unemployment rate in 27 years.

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Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land (MooChelle and Malia skip Camp David??)

Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land (MooChelle and Malia skip Camp David??):

In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obama’s 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing somewhere in the Washington area and a motorcade assembled to drive him to the Maryland site.

White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a “bad weather call” was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft. Carney says they have now arrived safely at Camp David. It remains unexplained why the President would be allowed to board Marine One knowing that the landing site on the mountain was experiencing weather making a landing difficult. The press first learned of the diversion when wire agency still photographers, who traditionally stand by at Camp David for news coverage in case of an emergency, were told by the military at the mountain top Marine base that the President would be motorcading.

The White House press office did not inform the daily travel pool which remains at the White House and does not make the helicopter trip to Camp David. The pool does accompany any bad weather motorcade to the retreat.

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On September 11, 2001, we would never have believed 10 years later… � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

On September 11, 2001, we would never have believed 10 years later… � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

On September 11, 2001, we would never have believed 10 years later…
September 2, 2011 Gunny G

On September 11, 2001, we would never have believed 10 years later…

… the U.S. government would refuse to call the enemy by name.

… the president would be a far-left socialist, pro-Islamic Black man named Barack Hussein Obama.

… the people of the Western world would be divided about making the bad guys pay.

… some high-ranking politicians would question the ‘official story’ of the 9/11 attacks.

… Christianity would be banned in our public schools while special allowances were made for Islamic students.

… the president of the United States would ‘apologize’ to the enemy for being the target of their terror attack.

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Gun Owners threaten the power of the left.

Gun Owners threaten the power of the left.:

When Robert Baillio was pulled over by a member of the Shreveport police department, he learned that Shreveport Mayor and “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” member Cedric Glover believes firearms belong only in the hands of the police.

In fact Glover is such a believer that his officers are trained to identify likely gun owners for the purpose of harassing them into giving up the practice of driving while armed!....
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Did Ron Paul Force Obama to Reschedule a Speech?

Did Ron Paul Force Obama to Reschedule a Speech?:

Who says Ron Paul can’t beat Barack Obama? The Texas Congressman’s threat to prevent the President’s upcoming speech to Congress from occurring the same night as a Republican presidential candidates’ debate — a debate in which Paul will participate — may very well have been the deciding factor in forcing Obama to postpone his appearance.

Obama sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday morning requesting to speak before a joint session of Congress on September 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Shortly thereafter the White House announced the President’s speech, which is to present his proposed jobs program. There was just one problem: A GOP presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is already scheduled to take place at that same time.

No one seriously believes the White House’s denials that Obama’s speech was timed to keep television viewers from seeing the opposition. NBC’s Chuck Todd, for instance, remarked that the timing was “hardly a coincidence.” The Hill noted that “it’s not the first time the president has moved to counter-program the Republican presidential field. After the influential Ames straw poll last month, Obama’s bus tour rolled into Iowa the following Monday, leading to complaints from Republicans about the political overtones of the taxpayer-funded trip.”.....................................

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Iranian news agency publishes list of U.S. citizens and lawmakers

Iranian news agency publishes list of U.S. citizens and lawmakers:

Iran’s Khomeinist news agency, Press TV – long recognized for its Jihadist-supporting broadcasts – has published what is being referred to as a veritable “hit piece” against many leading U.S. media companies, commentators, antiterrorism experts, legislators, and at least one presidential candidate – calling several by name – in what the news agency considers to be “The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.” And what observers fear may reveal a more sinister motive.

The article entitled, “U.S. Empire foments Islamophobia,” and based on a just-released report by the Center for American Progress, contends there is a conspiracy by these so-named (primarily conservative) organizations and individuals to foment fears about Islam.

Press TV is funded almost exclusively by Iranian petrodollars (oil profits) from the same regime that funds and directs global terrorist organizations like the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (the IRGC which is also known as the Pasdaran), the IRGC’s Quds Force, Lebanon’s Hizballah, and others; all of which are designated foreign terrorist organizations by the U.S. government and other countries.............
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Obama Illegal Alien Uncle Won’t Get Special Treatment, White House Says

Obama Illegal Alien Uncle Won’t Get Special Treatment, White House Says:

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s uncle, facing deportation for being in the country illegally, will not be treated differently than anyone else under U.S. laws, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNSNews.com on Thursday.

“I would refer you to ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and DHS [Department of Homeland Security]. It will be handled like any other immigration case,” Carney said.

CNSNews.com also asked, “Was the president aware that his uncle was in the United States as an undocumented immigrant?” But before the question was completely asked, Carney interjected, saying President Obama “was made aware of this issue when I walked into his office and, among other subjects, mentioned it to him and he was completely unaware.”

Carney apparently was speaking in reference to when the president first learned of his uncle's arrest. Carney did not say whether the president knew his uncle was in the United States illegally.

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Would the US Military Stand Down and ‘Empower a Revolution’ If Faced With Riots and Civil Unrest? by Mac Slavo � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Would the US Military Stand Down and ‘Empower a Revolution’ If Faced With Riots and Civil Unrest? by Mac Slavo � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

Would the US Military Stand Down and ‘Empower a Revolution’ If Faced With Riots and Civil Unrest? by Mac Slavo

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes tiny, 65 sq ft build-it-yourself homes | Mail Online � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes tiny, 65 sq ft build-it-yourself homes

| Mail Online � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes tiny, 65 sq ft build-it-yourself homes | Mail Online
September 2, 2011 Gunny G

For those who are too broke to get on the housing ladder, an American firm is here to help.

Jay Shafer’s Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes cute little homes that start from the bargain price of $99.

The cheapest home is a flat-pack to be built by the owner but, if you’re not very handy, there are ready-made versions for $38,997.

Cute: For those who are too broke to get on the housing ladder an American firm Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is here to help with homes that start at the bargain price of $99...................
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GM Continues Chevy Volt Folly at Taxpayers’ Expense (Excellent piece)

GM Continues Chevy Volt Folly at Taxpayers’ Expense (Excellent piece):

The lack of demand for the Chevy Volt is not a well kept secret. The all-electric Nissan Leaf outsold the Volt by a margin of over 4-1 as it appears that GM overestimated the importance of curing "range anxiety." Reports are surfacing that confirm the fact that the Volt is not going over well with the average consumer . This has not influenced the tone of GM's rhetoric. It seems that the philosophy of the leaders at GM is to fool the majority of Americans, which are not paying attention, into believing that the Chevy Volt is a huge success.

If they can do this, friends at the Obama Administration can benefit politically and taxpayer funds can continue to be used to produce so-called green vehicles. The situation would be laughable if billions of taxpayer dollars were not being wasted to support an unwanted, over-priced vehicle that has no measurable benefit to the environment or foreign fuel dependence.................
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David Hackworth on Oliver North

David Hackworth on Oliver North:

LET ME TRY to describe Oliver North in a few fast bursts. He's a jackass. He is so preposterous that there is a temptation to laugh at him. He's smarmy, a flatter, a brownnoser.

He's also a twisted impostor, a drugstore Marine with an apparent compulsion to bullshit just about all the time.

But while he tries to fool people with his fantasies, he is also very easy to fool. He boasts that he was an can-do guy when he was in the White House, but the record spells no-can-do. North did terible damage to the U.S. until he was caught. One thread runs through his performance--getting conned.

The Iranians conned him, the contras conned him, the crooked arms dealers conned him and even Manuel Antonio Noriega conned him.

North is also one of the most dangerous men in America today. I've talked with him only once, by telephone on Michael Jackson's radio talk show on KABC in Los Angeles. I had done my homework and wasn't surprised when North put on his usual act.

By the time I debated him I had talked with dozens of Marines and soldiers who knew him, as well as with former National security Coucil staff colleagues.............

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Perry's Campaign Against the New Deal

Perry's Campaign Against the New Deal:

It is an ideological milestone that the emerging Republican front-runner is as skeptical of the New Deal as anyone in his position since the New Deal. During the 1936 election, Republican nominee Alf Landon called Social Security "unjust, unworkable, stupidly drafted and wastefully financed." Now, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" that tells young workers a "monstrous lie." It is a "failure" that "we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now."

It is true that Barry Goldwater, during the 1964 campaign, said, "I think Social Security ought to be voluntary." But when his rival Nelson Rockefeller claimed this would be a "personal disaster to millions of senior citizens," Mr. Conservative backed down. Challenged on his proposal, Goldwater responded, "I don't know where you ever got the idea."

It is true that Ronald Reagan, during his 1976 campaign for president, contended, "Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal." But Reagan's presidency was an extended accommodation with the New Deal. Reagan used the economic crisis of his time -- inflation and economic stagnation -- not to repeal entitlements but to lower tax rates. Social Security spending rose dramatically during the Reagan years.

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Democrats promote 'US days of rage'

Democrats promote 'US days of rage':

We are, in effect, a nation in crisis. Anything untoward can upset the apple cart.

This is the atmosphere where radicals and revolutionaries are at home. This is where they flourish, finding it easy to stir the pot of discontent and create havoc. On September 17th, 2011, we will have a glimpse of what they are planning in the short term.

Add to this recipe for disaster, the 2012 presidential election and Obama's declining popularity numbers. The latest polls show him at 39 percent, and this without even a Republican opponent on the horizon. What better diversionary tactic than civil unrest and insurrection?..........................

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Laurie Roth - American road kill - American rebirth 2012

Laurie Roth - American road kill - American rebirth 2012:

Obama has called the American people names from the beginning, then continuously lied about he and his staff doing it.

Remember the leaked and now famous, MIAC report, which called us conservatives, pro lifers, pro second amendment folks, lovers of state and federal sovereignty and returning vets, potential domestic terrorists?

As we all know the enemy list built and name calling evolved from terrorists to hostage takers, racists, birthers, and truthers. One of these Obama progressives last year called me ‘the antichrist’ for challenging the health care bill from hell. I said to him on air “that is Dr. antichrist to you.” He hung up.................................
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Poster-boy losers: David Hackworth whacks military’s inexperienced ‘Perfumed Princes’ � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Poster-boy losers: David Hackworth whacks military’s inexperienced ‘Perfumed Princes’

� ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

Poster-boy losers: David Hackworth whacks military’s inexperienced ‘Perfumed Princes’

September 2, 2011 Gunny G

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the guy who saved our nation during the Civil War, probably wouldn’t make major in today’s Army. He was mule-skinner abrasive, enjoyed his sauce and wasn’t exactly what you’d call a pretty face.

Today most generals and admirals are highly attractive smooth talkers with some sort of master’s degree and a Ph.D. in how to work the corridors of power.

But while these uniformed central-casting smoothies know how to schmooze for funds for their latest silver-bullet project, they unfortunately don’t know how to fight guerrilla wars............
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Col Sellin: Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – Declaration of Independence II

Democrats, use taxpayer money to fund special interests in return for kickbacks in the form of campaign funding

Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – Declaration of Independence II

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The United States Government has been hijacked by hopelessly corrupt men and women, who have violated the Constitution and undermined the rule of law in order to pursue personal power and profit at the expense of the American people and future generations.
There is a symbiotic relationship between the fabulously wealthy and our politicians-for-life. The political establishment, both Republicans and Democrats, use taxpayer money to fund special interests in return for kickbacks in the form of campaign funding and other benefits to remain permanent fixtures in Washington, D.C.

Politicians buy votes with our money, then steal our wallets, then repeat the process. It is not capitalism, but socialism for the wealthy. Unfortunately, our permanent politicians are starting to run out of our money.
Here is how it works.
Oklahoma billionaire, George Kaiser, and other shareholders and executives of Solyndra, a green energy company producing solar panels, fundraised for and donated to the Obama campaign to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars....................
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The shocking truth about electric cars

The shocking truth about electric cars:

No wonder progressive governments are so eager to plow money into electric cars. This week, Ontario’s McGuinty government (which likes to brag that Ontario is Canada’s greenest province) showered Magna International with nearly $50-million to develop new electric vehicle technologies. Magna, which is rolling in dough, admits it doesn’t need the money. But in a world where capital and jobs are mobile, such gratuities are expected.

Dalton McGuinty is a true believer in electric cars. He hopes that, by 2020, 5 per cent of the vehicles on Ontario’s roads will be electric. That’s why he’s also plowing money into charging stations and battery technologies.

There’s just one problem. The fantasy that electric cars are right around the corner doesn’t survive even the most cursory reality check. As Dennis DesRosiers, a leading auto consultant, points out, consumers simply won’t pay a $20,000 premium for a vehicle that doesn’t go very far, isn’t very convenient, and runs out of juice as soon as you turn on the air conditioner.

Consider hybrids. After a decade on the market, they’ve captured only 3 per cent of sales. To get to Mr. McGuinty’s 2020 target, green-minded Ontarians would have to buy at least 100,000 electric cars a year every year, starting...

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Tea Parties are like the confederates or something

Tea Parties are like the confederates or something: ...

David W. Blight, a professor of history at Yale....: "Why can't we just get over the Civil War in America?"

[I]deologically, many of the issues of 2011 are much the same as in 1861. Given the hold the tea party seems to have on the base of the Republican Party, we should take notice when some in the group invoke the Confederate constitution as a model for anti-tax, anti-centralization libertarianism.

One can easily find scoundrels and wacko nut jobs in any group, including the Democrat Party and, especially, university faculty lounges. But what animates the vast majority of the Tea Party is its allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, not the Confederate one. But Blight is not satisfied; he goes on to compare his ideological foes to slaveholders:

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10 Years on - radical ISLAM the Eneny - ever more menacing West in its quest for 'World domination'

10 Years on - radical ISLAM the Eneny - ever more menacing West in its quest for 'World domination':

Radical Islam: What You Need to Know' Released Nationwide
Author Urges Social Media Prayer Pledges as 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks Approaches
DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "

Radical Islam: What You Need to Know," the latest book by author, educator and cultural apologist, Dr. Jim Denison, is now available at Christian bookstores and major bookseller websites across America.

As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist acts approaches, Denison invites Christian readers to download a complimentary daily devotional and prayer guide, "Redeeming 9/11: Building God's Kingdom Today." He also invites readers to share via Twitter or the Denison Forum's Facebook wall their Prayer Pledge to engage spiritually in praying for our country.

"The global threat posed by radical Islam is greater than on Sept. 11, 2001," Denison said. "For every militant who dies in jihad, a thousand others seek to avenge his – or her – death...................
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Rebel flags barred from Lexington poles

Rebel flags barred from Lexington poles:

LEXINGTON — The arguments have been made thousands of times before. The Confederate flag is a symbol of history and Southern heritage. No, the flag is a symbol of hatred and racism.

In essence, the same arguments dominated a public hearing held Thursday night by the Lexington City Council to solicit input about an ordinance amendment that will effectively ban the display of the flags of the Confederacy from public light poles in the city.

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Today's Toons 9/2/11

Today's Toons 9/2/11: Today's Toons 9/2/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 9/2/11 | pookie18

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 4:35:34 AM by pookie18

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