Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:02:36 PM · by bruinbirdman · 18+ viewsThe Telegraph ^ | 1/19/2010 | Bruno WaterfieldUS aircraft carrier is spearheading a blockade of Haiti’s waters as America prepares for a mass sea exodus of Haitians with thousands fleeing the devastated capital of Port-au-Prince. US officials have drawn up emergency plans to cope with a mass migration crisis and have cleared spaces in detention or reception centres, including the Navy base at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay. The unprecedented air, land and sea operation, dubbed “Vigilant Sentry”, was launched as a senior US official compared Haiti’s destruction to the aftermath of nuclear warfare. “It is the same as if an atomic bomb had been exploded,” said Kenneth Merten,…
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Letter from Senator McCain (Dr. Taitz to Sen. McCain re: Obama eligibility)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:44:23 PM by rxsid
From her site…
Letter from Senator McCainPosted on | January 19, 2010 |
I actually didn’t send my pleadings to senator McCain. Those were forwarded to him by one of my supporters, Mr. Murray [ed. for that story, read here McCain disagrees with audience member on a president's birthplace], a former law enforcement officer from Utah. I appreciate expedient response from senator McCain, however he is wrong in his assumption, that there is nothing he can do. There are two things that he can do and actually has a duty to do. First- he can bring the issue of Obama’s illegitimacy to presidency to the floor og the Senate and demand immediate Senate Judicial committee hearing. Two- he can sign on as one of my plaintiffs to refile the case in DC. He has the best standing to file Quo Warranto. Senator McCain could withstand torture by Vietnamese communists for years, he can withstand putting his signature on the pleadings. If I could withstand constant death threats, tampering with my car, convicted forgers submitting perjured testimony in different courts to undermine my law license, Obama’s brown shirts in the media and government constantly insulting me, assaulting, harassing and subjecting to retaliations; I am sure he can withstand putting his signature on the pleadings. Please write open letters to each and every congressman and senator, demanding they become plaintiffs or demand that they resign and let people with some guts take their place. (please cc to me).
James Edwards from United systems of Arkansas has offered reduced fee for sending mass certified mail letters to Congress and Senate. Currently I completely ran put of funds and can’t do it. If we will have funds, we’ll send certified mail letters.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:28:57 PM · by knighthawkNational Review ^ | January 19 2010 | Daniel PipesWho is the most important European alive today? I nominate the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. I do so because he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent. He has the potential to emerge as a world-historical figure. That Islamic challenge consists of two components: on the one hand, an indigenous population’s withering Christian faith, inadequate birthrate, and cultural diffidence, and on the other an influx of devout, prolific, and culturally assertive Muslim immigrants. This fast-moving situation raises profound questions about Europe: Will it retain its historic civilization or become a majority-Muslim continent living under Islamic…
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Ron Paul on Wall Street Bailout Fraud: Use Geithner to Impeach Obama
Posted By admin On January 19, 2010 @ 9:55 am In Commentary | 19 Comments
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
Watch and learn that the biggest bailout in history was a FRAUD, perpetrated by the Government. Keep Geithner as long as you can Obama. This might be a path for the impeachment of that puppet-president, a Trojan Horse sold to cool-aid drinkers by the Financial Crime Cartel.
Rift Between US Government
and US Special Forces
Did you ever wonder who provided you with the startling video of American John Walker being tortured by CIA operative Mike Spann, or those sickening pictures of hooded, chained, and drugged prisoners being herded onto American military aircraft at Kandahar Airport? Extraordinary though it may seem, these and other horrific images were deliberately leaked to you by members of US Special Forces, who had direct control of the areas where the images were produced.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:06:20 PM · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 40+ viewsFox News | January 19, 2010 | 2ndDivisionVetI’m watching Fox News today trying to get some idea of what is happening with the Scott Brown vs. “Marcia” Coakley race in the Bay State. I hear Shep Smith give the tea party movement a backhanded slap while talking to the editor at RealClearPolitics and otherwise acting like a pretty boy version of Ed Schultz. What gives? I know that FNC is nowhere near as conservative as the lame stream media jourbalists make it out to be, but do they really need a light-in-the-loafers airhead like Smith as one of their main news anchors?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:39:17 AM by Kaslin
Every society has to answer a few basic questions in order to succeed and even in order to survive. One of them is, “How do we make good men?”
The reason for the importance of this question is simple: Males untutored about how to control their natures will likely do much harm. Conversely, males who are taught to how to control themselves and to channel their drives in positive directions make the world a much better place. The good man is a glory of civilization; the bad man ruins it.
Throughout American history, American society asked, “How do we make men?” (It was understood that “man” meant a good man.) Anyone who thought about the subject knew that boys who are not transformed into men remain boys. And when too many boys do not grow up into men, women suffer and society suffers.
What is a man (as opposed to a boy)? The traditional understanding was that a man is he who takes responsibility for others — for his family, his community and his country — and, of course, for himself. A man stood for ideals and values higher than himself. He conducted himself with dignity. And he was strong.
For much of American history, making boys into men was understood to be of supreme importance, and society was usually successful. When I was a boy in the 1950s, without anyone expressly defining it, I knew what a man was supposed to be. And I knew that society, not to mention my parents, expected me to be one. It went without explicitly saying so that I would have to make a living, support myself as soon as possible and support a family thereafter.
When I acted immaturely, I was told to be or act like a man. I wonder how many boys are told to “be a man” today; and if they were, would they have a clue as to what that meant? It would appear that for millions of American boys, this has not been the reality for decades. Many families and society as a whole seem to have forgotten boys need to be made into men.
There are numerous reasons:
1. The distinction between men and boys has been largely obliterated. The older males that many American boys encounter are essentially older boys, not men. They speak, dress, and act similarly (think of men who “high-five” young boys instead of shaking their hands). And they are almost all called by their first names. Even when a boy (or girl) addresses an adult male as “Mr.,” many men will correct the young boy or girl — “Call me” and then give the young person his first name. This is often true even with regard to teachers, physicians and members of the clergy. When a young person calls an adult by his first name, the status of the two individuals has been essentially equated. Boys need men to respect. It’s not impossible to do so when they call men by their first names, but it makes it much harder.
2. Boys today have fewer adult men in their lives than ever before. Many boys are not raised by any father. More are not raised by a father who lives in the home full time. Nearly every teacher and principal American boys have in elementary and high school is a female. The boy’s clergy person and physician may well be women. And few male figures in contemporary film radiate manhood as defined above.
3. The ideals of masculinity and femininity have been largely rendered extinct. Feminism, arguably the most influential American movement of the 20th century, declared war on the concepts of femininity and masculinity. And for much of the population, it was victorious. Indeed, thanks to the feminist teaching that male and female human beings are essentially the same (note, incidentally, that no one argues that male and female animals are the same, only human beings are), untold numbers of boys have been raised as if they were like girls. They were denied masculine toys such as play guns and toy soldiers, and their male forms of play — e.g., roughhousing — were banned.
4. America has become a rights-centered rather than a responsibility-centered society. Aside from helping to produce a pandemic of narcissism, the rights-centered mindset is the opposite of the obligation/responsibility-centered mindset that makes a boy into a man. It is not good for either sex to be rights-preoccupied; but it is particularly devastating to developing men, as men are supposed to be obligation-directed. The baby boomer generation helped destroy manhood in most of the ways described here. One additional example was its widespread slogan, “Make love, not war.” One cannot come up with a more unmanly piece of advice: “Don’t fight for your country, screw girls.” If the greatest generation had adopted that motto, Hitler and Tojo would have won. A few years ago, the city of Chicago named a street after Hugh Hefner, a man who has played games much of the day and night, lived in pajamas and devoted his life to sex — quite a model of manhood for American boys.
5. There are few places where men can bond with other men. One major way men become men is by associating with other good men. The only places left where this normally takes place are sports teams and the military. The same holds true for boys. And much of society is now working on breaking the most significant all-boys institution, the Boy Scouts.
6. Males no longer have distinctive roles. Men do best when they are relied upon, when needed; and they feel most needed when they do something distinct from women. This exists today in sports and the military. It is symbolic — significantly so — that there are no more “men at work” signs on highways. Now “people” are at work. “Men” have disappeared.
7. Many churches and synagogues have been feminized. This has occurred in at least three important ways: Clergy are increasingly female (and touchy-feely males) — for the first time in Christian and Jewish history; God is often depicted as androgynous and no longer either demanding or judging (He just loves all the time); and religion has been changed from morally and theologically demanding to a therapeutic model. So religion, too, has become yet another place where boys encounter few men, and few masculine models (even in God, as noted, is no longer masculine).
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First RON PAUL 2012 billboard…The Revolution Continues
Posted By admin On January 19, 2010 @ 10:51 am In Featured Stories | 32 Comments
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
This is what we believe to be the first billboard for Ron Paul 2012. It’s located in Cottonwood, Arizona. The sign is 8′ x 28′. This sign has nothing to do with him running. This is just a public endorsement of the peoples revolution.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:24:04 PM · by BobMcCartyWrites · 11 replies · 224+ viewsBob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-19-10 | Bob McCartyOnly days after Secretary of Defense Robert Gates explained the systemic flaws that allowed the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood to take place, I was shocked at what I saw during one television report this morning — especially in light of what other television reports have described. A short while ago, Fox News Channel reporter Steve Harrigan was shown standing upon a hill in Haiti where U.S. Army soldiers, which he described as members of the 82nd Airborne, were overseeing distribution of relief supplies to Haitians desperate for food, water and, in many cases, medical attention. As the camera…
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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau
I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe – “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. The standing army is only an arm of the standing government. The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it. Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.
This American government – what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will. It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves. But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have. Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed upon, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage. It is excellent, we must all allow. Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. For government is an expedient, by which men would fain succeed in letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient, the governed are most let alone by it. Trade and commerce, if they were not made of India-rubber, would never manage to bounce over obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievous persons who put obstructions on the railroads.
(Mass)Why is this woman handing out blank absentee ballots?(See Video at Link)
Election Journal ^ | 01/19/2010 | Election Journal
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:57:18 AM by Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Look at the video and then read the comments at the link.
They are still trying to steal this election in Mass.
An Open Letter to Glenn Beck
First of all, congratulations on deciding to become a community organizer for the cause of liberty and prosperity, as reported all over the media recently. You will be a stark contrast to the Marxist in the White House who boasts of his “community organizing” efforts for the exact opposite cause, ACORN-style socialism as defined by its “People’s Platform.” (His nationalization of banks, General Motors, and possibly health care, and his administration’s bombastic, anti-capitalist rhetoric, reminds me a lot of Lenin’s first months in power.)
Glenn, I’m writing to offer a few suggestions with regard to your upcoming community organizing efforts, which I’m sure will attract huge media attention and could potentially be very influential. First, you really need to “man up” those “Five Pledges” of yours, especially Pledges 1 and 2. There you say you are in favor of a balanced budget, and that government should not increase the financial burden on taxpayers “during difficult economic times.”
I certainly agree with the last part of this statement. Raising taxes during a depression is exactly the opposite of what even a central-planning Keynesian would advocate. This only highlights the fact that Obama is not a Keynesian central planner, as Democratic presidents usually are (and most Republicans as well), but a central planner of the Marxian variety. Marxists want to destroy the existing economic system, creating a social catastrophe that they hope will allow them to foment a revolution and consolidate their political power. Keynesians are merely neo-mercantilists who use Keynesian ideology to pull the wool over the public’s eyes with regard to their policy of perpetual political plunder under the guise of a perpetual quest for prosperity.
But come on, Glenn, don’t fall for that Big Government propaganda line about the alleged virtues of a balanced budget. What the government establishment means by budgetary balance is a devotion to endless tax increases to fund all of their pie-in-the-sky special-interest spending programs. According to this propaganda line a doubling, tripling, or quadrupling of government spending, and the consequent shrinking of private-sector prosperity, is perfectly fine as long as taxes are also doubled, tripled, or quadrupled at the same time. Americans already pay more in taxes than medieval serfs did, so what’s so good about waiting for “good economic times” to be plundered and robbed even more?
Sounds Like Just Another Government Tax To Me….
Looks like everybody wants to get into the act…the “taxing you” racket, that is!
Now, merchants selling Armed Forces branded merchandise must obtain a license to do so and pay royalties to the military.
Sounds like just another tax to me.
We have already seen now that merchants will just hike up their prices to their customers/consumers to recover the additional cost of doing business.
Where will it end? Or will it end?
Reminds me of the tax collector in the old Popeye comic strip who roved around town imposing an impromptu tax on whomever, whatever people were doing at the time.
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What do YOU think???
It’s the summer of 2008 and Barack Obama is beginning to slip in the election polls. He blames Fox News for his election worries. He agrees to a secret meeting at New York’s posh Waldorf Astoria hotel with the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes and other top honchos of their parent company News Corp. The meeting goes into meltdown mode as a finger wagging Obama furiously vents his anger against Fox and their top conservative host Sean Hannity. Have you heard about this? Probably not, but Newsmax magazine, in a just-released special report “Obama Hates Fox News,” reveals how…
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:12:32 AM · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 136+ viewsThe Lid/The Hill ^ | 1/19/10 | The LidBack in October, the Obama administration set image of the presidency back at least fifty by taking on Fox News and losing. It started with then White House communications director Anita Dunn saying that Fox is “opinion journalism masquerading as news.” Patting rival networks on the head for their authenticity (White House code meaning in the Tank for Obama), David Axelrod declared Fox “not really a news station.” And Chief of Staff Emanuel told the other networks not to follow Fox. It all ended when the White House tried to exclude Fox from an interview with pay czar Kenneth Feinberg…
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Will 2010 be another 1994? No the indications are it will bring us even more success, here’s why The Collins Report
Will 2010 be another 1994? No the indications are it will bring us even more success, here’s why
The Collins Report ^ | January 19, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:10:24 AM by jmaroneps37
The elements of our big victory in 1994 are largely absent from today’s politics, but this fact bodes even worse for the Democrats. The things that moved conservatives to the polls then seem quaint today.
Who among us thinks the House banking scandal even slightly compares to the headlong rush to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, or the feelings of dread we feel from the healthcare scheme?
Notwithstanding the results of today’s special election in Massachusetts, there are more than an a dozen differences between then and now.
*Illegal alien amnesty: there is more resistance to legal and illegal immigration today then when we melted the phones in Washington over it.
*Healthcare is disapproved by huge ratios, and has ignited street rallies that never happened in 1994.
*Global Warming is being seen as the hoax it is and Democrat support for it taints them.
*There was no such thing as a TEA Party in 1994.
- Avatar is racist, say paranoid critics
- Argentina hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake after Haiti and Venezuela
- Norway Pays Bitter Price for Mass Third World Immigration
- Death to Whitey: Obama Refuses to Acknowledge South African Genocide
|Avatar is racist, say paranoid critics
Posted: 18 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST
Philadelphia – Near the end of the hit movie Avatar, the villain snarls at the hero: “How does it feel to betray your own race?” Both men are white – although the hero inhabits a blue-skinned, 2.75 metre-tall, long-tailed alien.
Strange as it may seem for a film that pits greedy, immoral humans against noble denizens of a faraway moon, Avatar is being criticised by a small, but vocal group of people who allege it contains racist themes – the white hero once again saving the primitive natives.
Since the movie opened to widespread critical acclaim three weeks ago, hundreds of blog posts, newspaper articles, tweets and YouTube videos have made claims such as that the film is “a fantasy about race told from the point of view of white people” and reinforces “the white Messiah fable”.
The film’s writer and director, James Cameron, said the real theme is about respecting others’ differences.
In the movie (read no further if you don’t want to spoil the plot) a white, paralyzed Marine, Jake Sully, is mentally linked to an alien’s body and set loose on the planet Pandora. His mission: persuade the mystic, nature-loving Na’vi to make way for humans to mine their land for unobtanium, worth $20m per kilogramme back home.
Adding to the racial dynamic is that the main Na’vi characters are played by actors of colour, led by a Dominican, Zoe Saldana, as the princess. The film also is an obvious metaphor for how European settlers in America wiped out the Indians.
Robinne Lee, an actor in such recent films as Seven Pounds and Hotel for Dogs, said that Avatar was “beautiful” and that she understood the economic logic of casting a white lead if most of the audience is white.
But she said the movie, which remained No 1 at the box-office domestically for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5m and is second among all-time top-grossing films worldwide, still reminded her of Hollywood’s Pocahontas story – “the Indian woman leads the white man into the wilderness, and he learns the way of the people and becomes the saviour”.
“It’s really upsetting in many ways,” said Lee, who is black with Jamaican and Chinese ancestry. “It would be nice if we could save ourselves.”
Annalee Newitz, editor-in-chief of the sci-fi website io9.com, likened Avatar to the recent movie District 9, in which a white man accidentally becomes an alien and then helps save the aliens, and 1984’s Dune, in which a white man becomes an alien Messiah.
“Main white characters realise that they are complicit in a system which is destroying aliens, AKA people of colour… (then) go beyond assimilation and become leaders of the people they once oppressed,” wrote Newitz, who is white. “When will whites stop making these movies and start thinking about race in a new way?”
Old Hollywood traditions
“A segment of the audience is carrying in the back of its head some sense of movie history,” said Bogle, author of Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films.
Bogle stopped short, however, of calling the movie racist.
“It’s a film with still a certain kind of distortion,” he said. “It’s a movie that hasn’t yet freed itself of old Hollywood traditions, old formulas.”
Writer/director Cameron, who is white, said in an e-mail that his film “asks us to open our eyes and truly see others, respecting them even though they are different, in the hope that we may find a way to prevent conflict and live more harmoniously on this world. I hardly think that is a racist message.”
There are many ways to interpret the art that is Avatar.
What does it mean that in the final, sequel-begging scene, Sully abandons his human body and transforms into one of the Na’vi? Is Saldana’s Na’vi character the real heroine because she, not Sully, kills the arch-villain? Does it matter that many conservatives are riled by what they call liberal environmental and antimilitary messages?
Although the Avatar debate springs from Hollywood’s historical difficulties with race, Will Smith recently saved the planet in I Am Legend, and Denzel Washington appears ready to do the same in the forthcoming Book of Eli. However these movies are just fantasy, it would be highly unlikely for black people to save the world when they are unable to save themselves in their own continent, Africa.
Bogle, the film historian, said that he was glad Cameron made the film and that it made people think about race.
“Maybe there is something he does want to say and put across” about race, Bogle said. “Maybe if he had a black hero in there, that point would have been even stronger.”
|Argentina hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake after Haiti and Venezuela
Posted: 17 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST
The latest news is a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Argentina after the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake and the 5.6 Venezuela Earthquake, and all less than a week apart.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered 354 km southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina, the capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, at a depth of 21 km, or about 10.5 miles down. The earthquake hit at 8am local time (1200 GMT, 8pm Singapore time). Reuters reports that no tsunami warning was immediately issued by the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.
No word of damage as of this writing.
PRESIDENT OBAMA ESTABLISHES “COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS”
By Chuck Baldwin
January 19, 2010
The White House Office of the Press Secretary released a report on the White House web site titled “President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors.” According to the press release, “The President today [January 11, 2009] signed an Executive Order establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.”
According to the report, the Council will be composed of “ten State Governors who will be selected by the President to serve two year terms . . . Once chosen, the Council will have no more than five members from the same party and represent the Nation as a whole.”