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Proposed Law Would Allow Justice Department to Shut Down Websites
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will consider action today on a bill entitled Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act , ostensibly designed to allow the Justice Department to combat copyright infringement. “The legislation authorizes the Justice Department to file a court order against the domain name and seek an order from the court stating that the domain name is being used to access a website that is engaging in illegal activities,” reports TechNewsDaily .
Making pledges is easy. Keeping them? Not so much. Just ask Mr. Hope and Change.
The new GOP pledge is fine as far as it goes — especially the upfront acknowledgment that government’s powers derive from the consent of the governed, not from the penumbras emanating from the fingertips of all President Obama’s czars.But actions speak louder than words.
And no action bespoke of the gap between conservative rhetoric and reality louder than the hysterical votes of 91 Republicans who voted with Chicken Little Democrats under the Republican Bush administration to pass the TARP all-purpose banking/auto suppliers/life insurance/AIG bailout.
For a depressing look at how so many supposedly limited government Republicans caved in the face of panic fomented by naked-emperor financial bureaucrats, see my liveblog of the Crap Sandwich vote on October 3, 2008.
Here is the roll call vote from that day….excerpted….Print and save it. It’s a useful reminder of which Republicans stood by their principles — and which ones abandoned their fine pledges to uphold the Constitution, laws of the United States, and free-market principles in the heat of battle.Words that will live in infamy:
“This is not a time for ideological purity.”
Munira Mirza, a senior advisor to London Mayor Boris Johnson, said schools were being made to spy on nursery age youngsters by the Race Relations Act 2000.More than a quarter of a million children have been accused of racism since it became law, she said.
Writing in Prospect magazine, she said: ‘The more we seek to measure racism, the more it seems to grow.
‘Teachers are now required to report incidents of racist abuse among children as young as three to local authorities, resulting in a massive increase of cases and reinforcing the perception that we need an army of experts to manage race relations from cradle to grave.
Full article here
Titanic Sunk By Steering Blunder, New Book Claimsby Richard AlleyneDaily Telegraph It was always thought the Titanic sank because its crew were sailing too fast and failed to see the iceberg before it was too late.But now it has been revealed they spotted it well in advance but still steamed straight into it because of a basic steering blunder.
According to a new book, the ship had plenty of time to miss the iceberg but the helmsman panicked and turned the wrong way.By the time the catastrophic error was corrected it was too late and the side of the ship was fatally holed by the iceberg.Even then the passengers and crew could have been saved if it had stayed put instead of steaming off again and causing water to pour into the broken hull.The revelation, which comes out almost 100 years after the disaster, was kept secret until now by the family of the most senior officer to survive the disaster.Second Officer Charles Lightoller covered up the error in two inquiries on both sides of the Atlantic because he was worried it would bankrupt the liner’s owners and put his colleagues out of job.
Since his death – by then a war hero from the Dunkirk evacuation – it has remained hidden for fear it would ruin his reputation.But now his granddaughter the writer Lady Louise Patten has revealed it in her new novel.”It just makes it seem all the more tragic,” she said.
No Law? No Warrant? No Problem!
by William Norman Griggby
Recently by William Norman Grigg: Support Your Local Army of Occupation “Do you expect to see any violence here today?”"I certainly hope so.” – Narcotics officer Sgt. Stedenko, aka “Hardhat,” answers a reporter’s question at a drug checkpoint on the U.S.- Mexican border, from the film Up In Smoke.Sal Agro, a 67-year-old man from Lake Orion, Michigan, died of a heart attack on September 2. Although those responsible for Agro’s untimely death will never admit as much, he was the victim of an act of state terrorism carried out a week earlier by the Oakland County Sheriff’s OfficeAgro, along with his son, helped operate a treatment center in nearby Ferndale called Clinical Relief that provided medical marijuana to physician-approved clients under a 2008 Michigan state law.
Sal, who had recently undergone hip surgery, was authorized to grow and use marijuana himself. His wife was authorized both to use marijuana and provide it to others as a caregiver.
They had invited local officials to inspect the Clinical Relief facility.
Debasement Is Not Just a Damp Room Under Your House
by Michael Johnson
When I opened my Sunday New York Times to a story on Derek Jeter this week I was stumped from the first word. I had to ask my daughter to define OMG. “I use it all the time,” she said. “Where have you been?”"Oh my God,” I reminded her.
“In France.”Visitors, foreign and American-born, are finding communication increasingly difficult as catchwords proliferate. Often they seem to come from the schoolyard.Just how debased can the English language become and still be called English? I pondered this question as I attempted to function in the U.S. after living an extended period in Europe.
The day before my OMG experience, an angry motorist in Boston wanted to share his opinion of my driving skills. He held up his right hand to his forehead and formed an “L” with his thumb and index finger extended. “Loser,” my 12-year-old grandson translated. As I grumbled unintelligibly, my grandson held up three fingers and rotated his hand to the left.
The “W” became an “E”, shorthand for “whatever.”I assume American adults will be doing the “whatever” sign to each other eventually, just as they picked up the l-word. “Whatever” as a spoken word regrettably seems here to stay.
Kids used to borrow language from adults. Now the opposite is happening. Is this country regressing?
One Last Shot Before the Final Farewell
by Philip Horne
During the making of The Shootist 1976, Don Siegel’s rich, elegiac western about an ageing gunfighter dying of “a cancer”, its star John Wayne became too ill to film. The actor had had a lung removed twelve years earlier and was now struggling with the stomach cancer that would eventually lead to his death in 1979. A few days later, when Wayne bravely returned to the set, he picked a quarrel with the director, who had carried on filming a gunfight scene in his absence, over the way his character was shown killing a villain.
He forced Siegel to redo the scene, declaring: “Whatever the cause, I would never shoot anyone in the back. It’s unthinkable for my image… I spent many years in this business building up my image.”He certainly did – but he wasn’t the only one. The 6ft 4in Marion Morrison was a former USC American football player with a few bit parts to his rather girlie name, when he was spotted carrying an armchair across the Fox Studios lot by legendary director Raoul Walsh one-eyed, but sharp-eyed.
Walsh cast him in The Big Trail 1930 – a western, the genre Wayne would above all be associated with – and renamed him after Revolutionary War general “Mad Anthony Wayne”.But it was director John Ford who turned Wayne into an all-time star, by casting him as the Ringo Kid, in Stagecoach 1939, which is perhaps the definitive western though based on a Maupassant novel.Wayne’s character makes his first appearance standing on the trail, firing into the air to stop the stagecoach and, as the camera whips in to a breathless close-up, he announces that:
“You might need me and this Winchester, Curly!” In his dark placket-front shirt, light army-style braces, bandana and broad white hat, Ringo is a dazzling vision of male beauty and heroism. Wayne was already 32, with 78 films behind him – but the freshness of this “Kid” is unforgettable.
Why an Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the U.S. Government ~ By: Devvy (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
Barack Hussein Obama was speaking to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He recited from the Declaration of Independence and said:all men are created equal; that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;…Obama omitted these important 3 words:”by their Creator”
…Many people will excuse his omission just like they excused his words during the election debates when he said that:- he had visited all 57 states …There are 57 Muslim states. – “My Muslim religion.” – “They will cling to their guns and religion.”…..Many people will ignore this omission of “by their creator” just like they ignored his comments to Joe the Plumber about wanting to redistribute the wealth and about how the Cambridge police were “stupid” concerning how they handled Professor Gates….
It is time to stop ignoring his hatred for the heritage of America. It is time to hold him accountable….Who is he?…Our founding fathers believed that our rights and freedoms are unalienable rights from God…They are everlasting and not negotiable…Marxists believe that the rights of people are granted by a government….After watching Obama…it is clear that he believes…that the rights of the people come from the government…
Too many people have been duped into accepting this premise….especially younger, single women and blacks who want the government to help take care of them…. Therefore, they agree with Obama that the government provides what they need…including their rights.
This is the most dangerous part of what Obama and the liberals are doing to destroy America. They are causing addiction to government to the point where Americans will accept government as the replacement for God. And if government can grant a right, then it can also take that right away.
Here is a great new ad by Carly Fiorina that hammers Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer for her “arrogance.” It opens with Boxer’s famous demand to be called “Senator” instead of “Maam,” in an exchange she had with U.S. Army Brigadier General Michael Walsh. Fiorina then appears and pledges to “end the arrogance in Washington” if elected to the U.S. Senate by California voters.
We’re still a few days away from being able to share driving impressions of the 2011 Ford F-150 pickup and, more specifically, the Blue Oval’s four new heavy-hauling powerplants for the ’11 season. What we can share, however, are some pictures we snapped while Ford showed off what its truck was capable of.
We’re especially impressed with the latest application of Ford’s EcoBoost technology. As you’re already aware, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo powerplant puts down 365 horsepower and a more-than-ample 420 pound-feet of torque. What those black-and-white figures don’t tell you, though, is how smartly the EcoBoost engine moves the full-size F-150 down the road, even when hooked up to a suitably large trailer.
While we’ll stop short of calling the EcoBoost-powered F-Series a muscle truck, but here’s some pictorial evidence that it’s more than capable of frying the tires off its aluminum wheels. And we’re not just talking about gratuitous burnout photos either. Check the chart.
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 9:07:53 AM by IbJensen
Do Democrats really believe Americans don’t see through their schemes? Apparently they do. Witness the hubbub over the hotly debated military appropriations bill that went down in a procedural vote Tuesday.
The Democrats’ ploy, practiced over the years by both parties depending on which one was in power, works this way: You take a bill that addresses a clear need and has strong popular support; in this case, “… a defense bill that provides our troops with the equipment and resources they need to protect themselves and keep our nation safe,” as described by Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn. Then you lard it up with stuff the opposing party assuredly will find unacceptable.
When the voting is done, the majority party can accuse the minority of being a “party of no,” or playing partisan politics with important legislation most Americans support.
Everyone knows the Senate would have passed the $726 military appropriations bill, probably unanimously, if it had been submitted solo. But the Democrats added repeal of the don’t-ask, don’t-tell law banning service by open homosexuals as well as the so-called DREAM Act, which would bestow citizenship upon illegal immigrants’ children who attend college or serve in the U.S. armed forces. Critics call this a form of amnesty and won’t support it.
The DREAM Act deserves to be debated on its own merits; it clearly does not belong in a military-appropriations bill. And Defense Secretary Robert Gates has made clear he wants Congress not to act on don’t-ask, don’t-tell at least until after Dec. 1, when the military will complete a study on the law’s effects. Meanwhile, President Obama has stirred the pot further by nominating a supporter of don’t-ask, don’t-tell, Gen. James Amos, to lead the Marine Corps.
Majority Democrats carried a 56-43 procedural vote but needed 60 to continue. Democrats Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas both voted with the Republicans; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined them so that he’ll be able to bring up the bill later. Sen. Reid’s vote signals Democrats might try to push the don’t-ask, don’t-tell and DREAM Act provisions during a lame-duck session after the Nov. 2 election.
The narrative of this bill is practically indistinguishable from the plot device used in the 1939 film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” in which a dishonest senator slips a bit of graft, in the form of an illicit dam project, into a spending measure most senators support. Angrily denouncing his one-time protege, Sen. Smith, corrupt Sen. Paine declares: “To prevent his expulsion, he’ll hold up this deficiency bill — vital to this country, which must be passed today!”
That’s all the more reason Americans should not be fooled by the hoary rhetoric surrounding the military-appropriations bill. They should insist it be stripped of irrelevant fluff and partisan gamesmanship, and put to a vote without further delay.
Many people are calling for the dismantling of all three organizations, including Alex Jones.
He says that the United Nations is purely an evil, corrupt and wicked organization.
Government uses its own network of Muslim patsy handlers to sick the anti-terror apparatus on peaceful Americans
Government uses its own network of Muslim patsy handlers to sick the anti-terror apparatus on peaceful Americans
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The feds are up to their old tricks once again – demonizing American citizens who are politically engaged and use the Internet as domestic terrorists in a transparent ploy to chill free speech and immobilize resistance to big government – when in actual fact every major terror plot in the United States was provocateured, contrived or directly facilitated by the federal government itself.
“The nation’s top counterterrorism officials were blunt. The threat from within—of Americans willing to commit terrorist acts— is growing. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a congressional hearing today that a spike in recent terrorism cases is direct evidence of the evolving threat,” reports ABC News.
The ABC report describes how “Hassan, Abdulmutallab and Shahzad are all believed to have links or have been influenced by radical Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki, a Yemeni-American who has moved from a propagandist for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to an operational role, active in attack planning.” But as we have documented, Awlaki is the CIA’s supreme patsy-handler, he’s a double agent working for the feds.
Indeed, just about every one of those “recent terrorism cases” mentioned in the hearings has had the fingerprints of the feds all over it. We have never come across a major terror bust that was not manufactured or allowed to happen by the government.
Just yesterday yet another example came to light – the case of a 22-year-old Lebanese immigrant accused of attempting to bomb Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The dud bomb was of course “provided by FBI undercover agents,” reports the Associated Press, mirroring just about every other case where the feds infiltrate and radicalize a group of mentally deranged patsies before providing them with the means to carry out the attack.
This was exemplified nowhere better than the case of the “seven dipshits in a warehouse” as comedian Jon Stewart labeled them, a group of semi-retarded men in Chicago who were accused of plotting to bomb the Sears Tower, yet were radicalized and funded at every step by an agent of the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Just about every example cited by Mueller, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and National Counterterrorism Chief Michael Leiter during the hearing yesterday did nothing to indicate that there is a genuine domestic terror threat from Americans, since each one of the cases was directly engineered, facilitated or over hyped by the same gaggle of crooks pointing fingers at Americans for being terrorists.
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HEY, BARACK, NEED HELP PACKING?
September 22, 2010
The following letter is being faxed to the White House:Mr. Obama,Since you are a champion of transparency, as you have told us this many times although you have not been compelled to demonstrate this attribute yourself — all of your background records are sealed, I know you would want me to speak openly and honestly.
So, here goes:
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The Federal Takeover of Education
By Bill Costello
Now, as the current administration pushes for national education standards, federal control over education is about to expand considerably at the expense of state and local control.
If you could eliminate one person from history, who would it be?
it can’t be Muhammad, for one simple reason: almost everyone is going to pick him!
This would get rather monotonous, so let’s just assume that 90% at least of the responses would pick Muhammad first. If you still pick him…BZZT I’m sorry, you’ve lost, thank you for playing and here’s a copy of our home game.And let’s not have anyone picking Muhammad’s father or grandfather just to get at him, either. That’s cheating.Ok, now that that’s out of the way, who do you pick? Here’s the rules: You can go back in history and prevent any one person from being born. You don’t have to kill anyone.
For instance, if you want to stop Hitler from being born, you can go up to Klara Pölzl Adolph’s mother in 1880 and give her 10,000 marks to emigrate to the USA. She never marries Alois, so presto…no Adolph. This will have the incidental effect of preventing his brothers from being born as well, of course.
After you prevent your target from being conceived, you snap back to 2010 and enjoy living in a world made better by your actions. Bear in mind, though, that removing someone from history may not have that great an effect. If you prevent Darwin from existing, someone is still going to come up with the theory of evolution.
It may be called by another name, and it may be delayed by a decade or two, but things tend to get invented when it’s time to invent them.I would note that some individuals would be exceptions. If you took out Isaac Newton heaven know why, but it’s your choice, modern science as we know it would be delayed by half a century, at least.Anyway, that’s the setup.
Who do you pick, and what do you think would be the result of this person not existing?
Obama omitted “by their Creator.”
Apparently he thinks our rights come from the government.
But what the government gives, it can as quickly take away.
A “right” that is a gift of the government is not a right at all. It is merely a privilege, granted by officials at their whim, and as easily revoked. Was the omission of “by their Creator” intentional, in an effort to be politically correct?
Was it an innocent mistake? Or was it a Freudian slip, like “corpse-man” for Navy corpsman?
We can’t be sure. What we can know is that the key section of the Declaration of Independence is not embedded in the president’s mind, or in his heart.
Hamas has once again declared its enmity toward the US — in the name of Jihad — in Arabic — to a Middle Eastern audience. It’s anybody’s guess what they will say next to soft-headed, gullible Americans in English….
What is somewhat more surprising, worrisome, and frankly outrageous, is a gaggle of American, pro-Hamas leftists, clustered around our Muslim Outreach Organizer in Chief, Mr. Obama. I refer to Bill just a guy I knew from the neighborhood Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn., once prominently featured on the Post Office Wall, Code Pink’s Jodie Evans and their buddies….
The court ruled 6-3 Monday that the government may prohibit all forms of aid to designated terrorist groups, even if the support consists of training and advice about entirely peaceful and legal activities.
Make no mistake:
The political struggle currently ensuing in America has long since ceased to be one of well-intentioned citizens disagreeing over policy. This is a matter of devoted, mainstream, well-informed Americans resisting the subjugation of our nation by communist operatives and their coalition of deceived supporters and committed acolytes.
Even the reader who is new to this column will have observed the increased intensity of political rhetoric over the last two years. Prior to the 2008 election, voices warning against a Barack Hussein Obama presidency may have been background noise to the casual news consumer; after all, every candidate has their detractors.
Over the last 20 months, between the actions and policies of the Obama administration and developments that have taken place as a result of same, the background has become very much foreground. The machinations and designs of the administration have carried more urgency, and their words have become shrill.
Likewise, terms like “progressive” and “socialist” have increasingly been replaced with “Marxist,” “communist” and “totalitarian” by their opposition.
Obviously, if only a few fringe types were employing such potent terminology, it could be easily dismissed. With hundreds of thousands of Americans mobilized, millions blogging and organizing, an emergent arm of the press dedicating itself to stifling the momentum of this government and even some conservative Hollywood celebrities coming “out of the arsenal” to join their voices with these, however, the gravity of these expressions cannot be ignored.
Like a host of pundits and legions of voters, I was appalled and indignant over the reaction of the political left and Republican elites to Republican Christine O’Donnell‘s primary win over Mike Castle in the Delaware senatorial race. Leading off the litany of unfounded tripe with which the left assailed Ms. O’Donnell were the tired, nebulous accusations of her being extreme.