Posted: 01 May 2010 04:13 PM PDT
On April 17, the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, reported on a military exercise dubbed Mangudai, named after the special forces of Genghis Khans Mongol army who could fight for days without food or sleep. The Kentucky newspaper portrayed the exercise as an effort to train soldiers to battle the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Designed to test the limits of officers physical, mental and emotional endurance, the emerging Army exercise offered a revealing window onto modern combat training in the era of Iraq and Afghanistan, Chris Kenning wrote for the newspaper. Over three days last week, participants had to crawl on their bellies under real machine-gun fire, shimmy commando-style over a single rope high in the air and march for more than 22 miles through forests.
But according to information received by The Patriot Post blog, there is another aspect to the military exercises not reported by local media.
Officials increasingly see international plot in Times Square bomb attempt
washingtonpost.com ^ | May 3, 2010 | Spencer S. Hsu, Anne E. Kornblut And Ellen Nakashima
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 2:52:39 PM by VanShuyten
The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.
- The European Union Times – Breaking News, Latest News – http://www.eutimes.net – US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig…
- The European Union Times – Breaking News, Latest News – http://www.eutimes.net -
US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig
Posted By Europe On 01/05/2010 @ 12:10 am In Economy, North America, Politics | 55 Comments
A grim report circulating in the Kremlin today written by Russia’s Northern Fleet is reporting that the United States has ordered a complete media blackout over North Korea’s torpedoing of the giant Deepwater Horizon oil platform owned by the World’s largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean that was built and financed by South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., that has caused great loss of life, untold billions in economic damage to the South Korean economy, and an environmental catastrophe to the United States.
College student found guilty of hacking into Sarah Palin’s personal e-mail account metro.co.uk ^ | May 3rd , 2010 | METRO REPORTER
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 2:24:32 PM by Syncro
A college student has been found guilty of hacking into former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s personal e-mail and posting some of the contents online.
College student David Kernell has been found guilty of hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail
Judicial Supremacy and the Constitution: We need to reclaim the Constitution from the Supreme…
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 3, 2010 | Robert Lowry Clinton
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 12:57:38 PM by neverdem
Judicial Supremacy and the Constitution
We need to reclaim the Constitution from the Supreme Court.
Many Americans are puzzled and angry about the judicial assault on religion, morality, and common sense that has been going on for the past few decades. People wonder, for example, how the First Amendment (which guarantees freedom of religion as well as separation of church and state) could possibly require the expulsion of religion from public life, or outlaw prayers at high-school football games and graduation ceremonies. To answer questions like these, one must understand how federal judges got the power to make such controversial political decisions in the first place, and how the judges used that power to bludgeon the American citizenry into believing that their power was legitimate.
Plato tells us in the Republic that democracies will always succumb to tyranny. The Framers of our Constitution certainly troubled themselves to prevent that from happening here, but the anti-Federalist who wrote under the name Brutus did not believe they had gone far enough — especially when it came to the Supreme Court. Though Alexander Hamilton described the Court as the “least dangerous branch,” Brutus thought that the Court would eventually expand its own power and, in the process, enable the national government to expand its power at the expense of the states.
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 12:47:27 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
The following column is not a fairy tale. I only wish that it were. Some years ago, an advertisement against alcoholism ran on television. In the Ad, an elephant was depicted bumping into and breaking furniture in a living room while the resident occupants ignored it. But eventually, try as they might, they could not. Suffice it to say, the Ad depicted Americans’ reluctance to deal with severe and glaringly obvious problems within their families. But, try as we will, eventually elephants can and will no longer be ignored.
Today, there are now so many elephants in the USA’s living room that they are bumping into each other and multiple stadiums need to be erected to hold them. It appears that Obama has brought most of them into our house; or is at the very least the one who willingly and even effervescently allowed them in. A new, improved and nauseatingly capricious Hannibal, perhaps?
However, instead of a traditional familial grouping that overlooks said pachyderms, Obama’s “family” is the leftist media–and of course his adherents (who include members of Congress–all Democrats and most RINOs) and sycophants. Oops! I forgot, the Obama media, adherents and sycophants are one in the same and all belong to his leftist totalitarian family. And what, pray tell, have the media et al ignored? Well…let’s take a look, shall we?
As the Leftist media–which includes virtually every print, network and cable channel “news” source known to humankind–hides and suppresses virtually if not literally everything and anything that might damage (in any way, shape or form) The Obama, it has been extremely difficult to discover the real truth about and behind the individual. But, a few real investigative journalists (Google Doug Hagmann amongst others) persist even today. The more the Leftist media try to hide the truth, the more real reporters want to uncover it, bring it to the public and into the light of day. Here are a merely a few tidbits–poisonous morsels that impact our lives in a probable deadly manner–from Dictator-in-Chief Obama’s reign.
1. First and foremost–and the biggest elephant of all–is the lack of a true and viable birth certificate. Without said certificate, Obama is a usurper of the US Presidency. That which has, thus far, been given to the erstwhile press and Obama’s other fawning flatterers is nothing more than a short form Certificate of Live Birth–a certificate that (at the time of The Obama’s birth) Hawaii issued even to those who were foreign born and not US citizens. It may still follow this practice, today. If Obama really is a natural born US citizen–as required constitutionally–why does he continue to pay his retained attorneys to keep his records hidden and to fight each and every attempt of the public to get to the truth? In his quest for ultimate power, Obama ignores the US Constitution. And his media and Congress allow him to get away with it. So many pay-offs so many bribes? That’s a Dictatorship (aka Tyranny), folks. By the way, our US Republic is gone.
2. Obama’s “health” care bill was the fight its instigator said he must win. And Obama won not only by attacking and fighting against the will of We-the-People but, will soon also be over our dead bodies. Yes, Virginia, Death Panels are STILL contained within the ObamaCare Death Plan and so are some of the ugliest commands against human life and one of–if not the thus far–most Machiavellian pieces of legislation ever written. No right to life? No “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” no Republic. But then, a smaller population is easier for the slave masters to manage and control.
Federal judge to rule on bond in Hutaree militia case (BREAKING: THEY GET BAIL!) CNN ^ | 29 APR 10 | By the CNN Wire Staff
Federal judge to rule on bond in Hutaree militia case (BREAKING: THEY GET BAIL!)
CNN ^ | 29 APR 10 | By the CNN Wire Staff
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 12:13:48 PM by DCBryan1
Federal judge to rule on bond in Hutaree militia case By the CNN Wire Staff April 29, 2010 7:40 a.m. EDT
(CNN) — A federal judge says she will decide soon whether nine alleged members of a Michigan-based anti-government militia should be released from jail on bond.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts finished a two-day hearing Wednesday but did not specify a date when she would rule on the defendants’ detention, according to CNN affiliate WDIV in Detroit, Michigan.
Charges against the members of the so-called Hutaree militia range from conspiring to overthrow the government to attempted use of weapons of mass destruction. Attorneys representing them said they should be released on bond until they face those charges in court.
But federal prosecutors argued that the defendants were a danger to the community and a flight risk.
Several of the defendants’ family members said Wednesday that they would serve as “third-party custodians,” making sure their relatives comply with rules if released, WDIV reported.
Roberts pressed prosecutors to justify their theory that the group was planning an attack, WDIV said, but also expressed concerns about a statement accused group leader David Brian Stone Sr., 45, made about a police officer.
“He said, ‘We’re going to pop him, guaranteed.’ What’s that?” she asked.
“Talk. Stupid, hateful talk, but nothing more than talk,” said Bill Swor, Stone’s defense attorney.
Putting bullets through bodies ain’t no easy thing. But hey, do it a couple times, it don’t bother you.
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 12:01:44 PM by Nachum
The Mainstream media (MSM) is currently peddling the Obama Administration myth that patriotic Americans, many of whom have served in our military or who otherwise have an American flag hanging proudly in their front yards, pose a grave threat to our nation’s security. We have seen calls for Republican leaders to denounce Tea-Partiers and other activist groups opposed to Obama’s agenda. We are currently seeing our nation’s Department of Justice being hijacked to score political points for the Far-Left.
Michael Tanner: ‘Fearmongers’ were right about Obamacare Orange County Register ^ | May 3, 2010 | MICHAEL TANNER
Michael Tanner: ‘Fearmongers’ were right about Obamacare
Orange County Register ^ | May 3, 2010 | MICHAEL TANNER
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 11:53:48 AM by george76
The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama’s signature before the RAND Corp. released a report concluding that, not only would the hard-won health care package fail to curb health insurance premium increases, but the bill itself would drive premiums for young people up as much as 17 percent.
This should not have been a surprise: the Congressional Budget Office had already warned that the plan would do almost nothing to reduce premium hikes. And when New York implemented the same type of insurance reforms in the 1980s, it led to an increase of nearly $500 per year for young people. But somehow, the media didn’t pay much attention.
And, of course, during the health care debate, no presidential speech was complete without a promise that “if you have health insurance today, and you like it, you can keep it.” But the Congressional Budget Office now says that as many as 10 million workers will lose their current insurance under Obamacare. Some of those workers will have to buy new insurance through the government-run exchanges. Millions more will be thrown onto Medicaid.
In addition, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies reports that half of seniors currently enrolled in the Medicare Advantage program will lose their coverage under that program and be forced back onto traditional Medicare.
Legislate in haste; repent in leisure.
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 11:52:49 AM by MissesBush
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be arrested and tried with war crimes while he’s in the United States, Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said Monday.
Ahmadinejad is in New York for the United Nations nuclear summit, and Israel wants to use the opportunity to have the Iranian president taken into custody.
Ahmadinejad likely to stir sanctions debateat U.N. “Ahmadinejad shouldn’t just be protested in NYC, he should be arrested and tried for incitement to commit genocide,” Israel said on his Twitter feed.
Did “Dinner with Barack” violate the Federal Wire Wager Act? (Impeachable if proven)
IsraPundit ^ | 5/3/10 | Bill Levinson
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 11:35:40 AM by Winged Hussar
Impeach Obama under U.S. Code Title 31 5362, “Unlawful Internet Gambling” shows that the Obama campaign ran what could qualify as lotteries, and therefore illegal Internet gambling, to raise money. Barack Obama signed his name to one such solicitation and also stated openly that the promotion cheated some of the entrants (by announcing a winner prior to the entry deadline). This activity may also have been illegal under U.S. Code, Title 18 1084, “Transmission of wagering information; penalties,” also known as the Federal Wire Wager Act.
- Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Obama File 102 America’s Little Lenin? Joel Rogers and the Obama Movement. New Zeal ^ | 5/3/10 | Trevor Louden
Obama File 102 America’s Little Lenin? Joel Rogers and the Obama Movement.
New Zeal ^ | 5/3/10 | Trevor Louden
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 10:54:56 AM by Nachum
Obama File 102 America’s Little Lenin? Joel Rogers and the Obama Movement
Obama file 101 here
It is becoming increasingly clear that Barack Obama did not create a movement. A movement created Barack Obama.
One of the key leaders of that movement is a Madison, Wisconsin, law professor and sociologist - Joel Rogers.
While not widely known outside “progressive” circles, few people have exercised more influence in more strands of the movement that selected and elected Barack Obama, than has Joel Rogers.
Obama’s former “Green Jobs” Czar, the Marxist-Leninist Van Jones has been part of Rogers’ network for some years.
Rogers has served with Jones on the board of the Apollo Alliance , a radical led coalition of green groups and labor unions that had considerable input in writing Obama’s massive “stimulus package”. Rogers has served as Senior Policy Adviser to Jones’ Oakland based Green For All – the Northern California affiliate of the Apollo Alliance.
In the video below Van Jones, takes time in his address to the January 2009 Mayors Innovation Project conference to praise his friend Rogers.
Jones points out three “great gifts” that Joel Rogers “has given our movement”.
Blagojevich Dangerous While On the Ropes The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | May 3, 2010 | Thomas F. Roeser
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 10:57:33 AM by PBRCat
The full transcript…without the redactions…shows these things…quite injurious to Obama:
That the president may have lied about conversations with convicted fraudster the incarcerated Tony Rezko, his former friend, fund-raiser and neighbor that Rezko never passed along a lobbyist’s offer to then state Senator Obama about placing a gambling casino in suburban Rosemont which Rezko could have made a killing on. The proffer was for Rezko to hold a fundraiser for Obama in return for Obama’s support of a favorable official action on gaming legislation. Obama has denied ever receiving such an offer. Says the previously redacted portion: The defense has a good faith belief that this public official is Barack Obama.
That Obama may have overtly recommended Valerie Jarrett to Blago for appointment to his Senate seat contradicting Obama who insisted neither he nor his staff had any input with Blago on the matter..
That an Obama supporter may have offered quid pro quo on the Jarrett appointment, specifically fund-raising in exchange for the Jarrett appointment.
That contrary to what Obama’s aides told the FBI, he offered a quid pro quo to Blago on a Jarrett senate appointment, i.e. fund-raising for Blago in exchange for her appointment.
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Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 10:31:52 AM by reaganrevolutionin2010
In defending his administration’s efforts at putative financial reform, President Obama suggested a ceiling, perhaps government-imposed, for Wall Street executives. Although he did not begrudge them income that is “fairly earned,” he added ominously, “I do think that at a certain point, you’ve made enough money.”
The president may be projecting guilt from his own excellent adventures in greed. A surprising 2006 article for the American Century Foundation by liberal publisher Peter Osnos sheds useful light on this subject.
We’re Engaged In a Terror War—And New York Is the Prime Target
By Dr. Walid Phares
“Once again, we’re talking about another “terror act” taking place on U.S. soil. “
New York’s Governor David Patterson labeled Saturday night’s foiled car bomb attack in Times Square an “act of terror.” Janet Napolitano, our secretary of Homeland Security is treating it as “potential act of terror.” Fair enough.
Was the BP Oil Platform Explosion an Accident, or…?
By JR Dieckmann
Maybe it’s just me, but I find the devastating explosion of a BP oil rig, and resulting oil spill, in the Gulf of Mexico at this particular time somewhat suspicious. These kinds of explosions are extremely rare. In fact, there have been only two similar incidents in recorded history as far as I can determine.
LAZ FINALLY TAKES A STAND ON THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR!
May 3, 2010 | By Laz
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 10:04:40 AM by Lazamataz
I have finally taken a stand on the American Civil War. Read on!
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You Northern Yankees, your philosophy sucks! You are filled with phlegm and bile, and hate for hate’s sake. Yankees should be all segregated and put in camps for orderly liquidation. I am more prepared to live through a hurricane than I am to listen to one more invective-filled syllable about your SO CALLED ‘Southern Uprising’ when it is SO CLEAR that your INBRED MORONIC ANCESTORS CAUSED IT ALL! If we could fight the Civil War again, I would equip the South with nuclear weapons and blast every one of you into subatomic particles! Lincoln was a TYRANT and DICTATOR and the war was all about STATES RIGHTS so just get over your peabrained little arguments to the contrary. It’s obvious that ALL the problems in America come from YOUR side’s mistakes.
A while ago, I posted a little essay called “Why the Gun is Civilization“. It was pretty well received, and got me a lot of positive comments from a variety of people. Some folks asked for permission to reprint and publish the essay in various newsletters and webzines, and I gladly granted it every time, only asking for attribution in return.
Recently, I have noticed my essay pop up on the Internet a lot in various forums, most of which I do not frequent. This in itself causes me no grief, but the reposts are almost invariably attributed to someone who is not me. Some are attributed to a Major L.Caudill, USMC (Ret.), and some are merely marked as “forwarded” by the same person. Others are not attributed at all, giving the impression that the person who posted the essay is also its author.
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 8:53:44 AM by shortstop
Of course it’s a religious war.
It’s all about religion.
It is a religious war and we are on the defensive.
Islam is waging a war of conquest against the western world and we are engaged in a defensive action on one front of that war.It has ever been thus.
And we are fools to allow our own decency and political correctness to cause us to forget that.
Islam is a religion whose entire history has been about aggressive expansion. It has always spread at the point of a sword. It is a totalitarian faith of compulsion. And in recent years it has merely acted true to its nature and character.In the Islamic Middle East, non-Muslims are “infidels.” The entire western world, as Arab Muslims see it, is peopled by infidels. Some species of sub-human benighted by their unbelief in Mohammed and his visions.
The essence of Muslim culture and belief is to change that. To expand and dominate.
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Network managers are being urged to run a series of checks on their routers and firewalls to ensure their users will still be able to connect to internet sites in the wake of a major change to the internet’s domain name system this week.