Fake Lincoln Quotes
In his new book Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the Rich, Kevin Phillips fell for one of the numerous bogus Lincoln quotes that fill the literature on The Great Emancipator. The historian Paul Kennedy fell for it, too, in his review of the Phillips book in the New York Times.
The bogus quotation is: “The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace, and it conspires against it in times of adversity. It’s more despotic than monarchy. It’s more insolent than autocracy. It’s more selfish than bureaucracy…. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow….”
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:26:55 PM by Fred
It is my belief that, in one month, Ron Paul will shock the world and win the Iowa Caucuses.
Granted, that belief goes against all the polling data and all the money data and all the common sense in the world. Mitt Romney has all the money in the world, and has the national party secretly/silently pulling for him to win. Newt Gingrich has the lead in the polls and seems to have caught fire at just the right time. Michele Bachmann is from a neighboring state, and, well, you never know.
Even Rick Santorum has an outside shot at a decent showing, based on his practically living in the state this year.
A Reluctant Enemy Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
The New York Times ^ | December 6,2011 | IAN W. TOLL
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:21:38 PM by Hojczyk
By a peculiar twist of fate, the Japanese admiral who masterminded the attack had persistently warned his government not to fight the United States. Had his countrymen listened, the history of the 20th century might have turned out much differently.
Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto foresaw that the struggle would become a prolonged war of attrition that Japan could not hope to win. For a year or so, he said, Japan might overrun locally weak Allied forces — but after that, its war economy would stagger and its densely built wood-and-paper cities would suffer ruinous air raids. Against such odds, Yamamoto could “see little hope of success in any ordinary strategy.” His Pearl Harbor operation, he confessed, was “conceived in desperation.” It would be an all-or-nothing gambit, a throw of the dice: “We should do our best to decide the fate of the war on the very first day.”
During the Second World War and for years afterward, Americans despised Yamamoto as an archvillain, the perpetrator of an ignoble sneak attack, a personification of “Oriental treachery.” Time magazine published his cartoon likeness on its Dec. 22, 1941, cover — sinister, glowering, dusky yellow complexion — with the headline “Japan’s Aggressor.”
A Canadian website, Globalresearch.ca, (article pulled from site since)has published an article claiming the Russian FSB, formerly known as the KGB, has issued a report claiming President Obama has ordered the killing of Congressman Ron Paul.
The European Times, another “fringe” source has also carried the story. The reason Paul is being threatened:
Billions of taxpayer dollars are being used by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide military-grade weaponry to local law-enforcement departments, and the shadowy “1033” weapons program is expanding at a record pace. But critics of the scheme are concerned as even small-town police forces are building up arsenals that include amphibious tanks, helicopters, armored personnel carriers, robots, grenade launchers, and more.
According to Pentagon data cited by The Daily, the Defense Department gave away almost $500 million worth of surplus military equipment to state and local law enforcement in 2011 — a new record. And next year’s orders are already up more than 400 percent.
Meanwhile, violent crime has plummeted to 40-year lows. But since the 1033 program was authorized by Congress in 1997, more than $2.5 billion of gear has been distributed to over 17,000 local and state agencies.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 8:19:21 PM by dead
The responsibility for naming U.S. warships has traditionally been left to the secretary of the Navy. That needs to change. President Obama’s Navy secretary, Ray Mabus, has politicized the christening process to the point where some form of oversight is needed.
The Senate version of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act includes an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, to “require a report on the policies and practices … for naming the vessels of the Navy.” The measure would require the secretary of defense to submit a report to Congress detailing current Navy policies for ship naming, the extent to which they vary from historical practices, and an assessment of the feasibility of establishing fixed policies for naming ships.
The catalyst for the amendment was the announcement last spring that the newest supply ship in the Navy’s inventory would be named after labor leader Cesar Chavez. This radical served briefly in the Navy after World War II but did not accomplish anything noteworthy while in uniform. His claim to fame was solely from organizing migrant laborers and agitating for the rights of illegal immigrants…(snip)
The Lewis and Clark class of dry cargo/ammunition ships are named for explorers and pioneers, such as Richard E. Byrd, Amelia Earhart, or the namesakes of the class. On Mr. Mabus‘ watch, the namings have taken a decidedly political turn. In 2009, the Navy announced the naming of the USNS Medgar Evars after the civil-rights leader. Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, defended the practice as part of the Navy’s “rich tradition,” but naming ships after political activists began with the Obama administration.
Mr. Mabus was also wrong to name the amphibious ship LPD-26 after the late Rep. John P. Murtha…
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com …
“ATF created the problem so they could be the solution to it”
Paul Joseph Watson
December 7, 2011
As we postulated when the scandal broke, the Fast and Furious program that saw the ATF deliver guns into the hands of Mexican drug gangs was admittedly exploited to demonize the second amendment and push new gun control regulations.
Confirmed: ATF Plotted to Use Fast And Furious To Demonize Second Amendment atf jacket
“Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.”
Emails obtained by the network show ATF agents discussing how they could tie guns involved in Mexican violence to gun dealers based in the U.S. to justify the implementation of Demand Letter 3, a regulation that would require U.S. gun stores to report the sale of multiple rifles.
US military a prime ‘target’ for home-grown terrorists
Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2011 | N/A
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:44:59 PM by Jet Jaguar
The US military is under threat in its own country as homegrown Islamic extremists, including “radicalized troops,” are treating military installations here as prime targets, US officials warned Congress Wednesday.
The only deadly terror strikes on US soil since those of September 11, 2001 have been against the military, with three separate attacks that left 17 people dead, most of them soldiers, according to a report released Wednesday at the first joint House-Senate hearing on homegrown terrorism.
US military installations since 9/11 have been the target of at least 33 “threats, plots and strikes,” more than half of the 54 homegrown jihadist plots and attacks that have occurred or been uncovered over the past decade, the report said.
“A particularly insidious aspect of the homegrown terror threat remains radicalized troops who target their fellow brothers and sisters in arms, without regard to their faith,” it said.
American Caesar: Douglas Macarthur 1880-1964
American Caesar was one of those books that once you pick it up, you will find yourself flipping through pages deep into the night. Without keeping any suspense, I will flat out say that it was easily among one of the best books I have read.
The author, William Manchester had done extensive research on Douglas MacArthur for this book, detailing every event from his birth at an army fort through his funeral; the bibliography section of the book alone was twenty pages long. The facts dug as deep as the fact that Sarah Barney Belcher of Taunton, Massachusetts was a common ancestor of Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt. However, Manchester did not capture readers by merely loading his book with facts. Instead, he captivated readers with his beautiful narratives. Under his penmanship, the horrors of WW1 trench warfare came alive with two simple description sentences at the beginning of chapter two…..
Warning – Obama Says He Wants To be Like Lincoln!
Even Lincoln’s most worshipful biographers have called him a dictator. And the reason was as soon as he got into office, he launched a military invasion of the South without the consent of Congress, which is unconstitutional; he declared martial law; he blockaded Southern ports, which is unconstitutional without declaring war; and he suspended the writ of habeas corpus. There were over 13,000 Northern citizens put in political prison without a warrant, and without being charged. Alarmingly, President Barack Obama says he wants to govern like Lincoln, and it would appear he is going to be America’s Second Caesar.
We pray that God will deliver us from the Muslim Potentate, Barack Hussein Obama, and send us a leader to form a new Nation in the image of the old God fearing Judeo-Christian Confederate States of America – what a great day that will be!
The Real Abraham Lincoln – The First American Caesar
The American obsession with the sixteenth President of the United States can rightly be described as a cult – not merely a political cult, but an idolatrous religious cult wherein Abraham Lincoln is literally worshipped as a god. His deified likeness seated upon its marble throne in Washington, D.C. is but a symbol of the sublime place of adoration he occupies in the hearts of his admirers everywhere.
In the words of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat: “Abraham Lincoln has long since entered the sublime realm of apotheosis. Where now is the man so rash as to warmly criticize Abraham Lincoln?” And now we see the same deification of Barack Hussein Obama. Who dare criticize our new Caesar? Any challenge to Obama’s actions or authority is immediately classified as Un-American and racist.
CNN / “The Situation Room” with W. Blitzer’s (interview now)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:49:10 PM by Righting
I am starting to like this guy… more.
vainty | Dec 7 2011 | trueblackman
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:57:38 PM by Trueblackman
In my opinion this is a complete slap in the face to all veterans that have worn the uniform and died in it, the Obama Administration has labeled the Fort Hood Massacre as “work place violence” and how the he– could this have been work place violence, when the attacker knew exact the people he was going after and why?
NBCbgets fresh leftist invasion. Network teams up with ‘journalism’org founded by Obama campaigners.
NBCbgets fresh leftist invasion. Network teams up with ‘journalism’org founded by Obama campaigners.
Aaron Klein Online ^ | 12 6 2011 | Aaron Klein
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:06:37 PM by tutstar
NBC-owned television stations in cities across the nation just teamed up with a nonprofit “journalism” group funded by a billionaire husband and wife team who not only spent millions campaigning for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups like ACORN and MoveOn.org.
The nonprofit, ProPublica, will contribute to the news operations of all NBC owned-and-operated stations, including those in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, the network announced Monday.
The NBC affiliates will get early access to investigative reports from ProPublica, which describes itself as an “independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
Also included in the arrangement are local radio stations owned by Comcast, which purchased NBCUniversal earlier this year
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:07:50 PM by Nachum
Via Mediaite, how much redder could this red meat be? The answer is none. None more red.
Who cares if it’s kinda sorta illegal to promise appointments as a candidate? Bolton’s a rock star among righty hawks and Newt knows it only too well. Dude, I think he might have just sealed the deal. Just one question: Would a Secretary of State Bolton get confirmed by the Senate? Granted, the GOP will probably have control next year, but the Democrats fought Bolton’s UN appointment under Bush tooth and nail. Their base would go berserk if they didn’t filibuster. And they might not have to: If the GOP’s margin is 51/49, say, it’s possible the Dems would peel off Susan Collins and Murkowski and beat him straight up. Gingrich realizes that too, I’m sure (as does Bolton), which is why he’s comfortable making this promise. For a variety of reasons, it’s unlikely he’d have to follow through.
Hillary Campaign Conspicuously Emerges
usnews.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | Paul Bedard
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:02:30 PM by Free ThinkerNY
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is still alive and today it emerged from the shadows to remind supporters that she “made history” in the 2008 campaign and that mementos from that bid are now for sale.
In an E-mail, the Hillary Clinton for President campaign revived speculation that she is still interested in the Oval Office despite new denials that President Obama is considering replacing Vice President Joe Biden with his secretary of state. [Read Veep Fights: Clinton Vs. Bachmann.]
The E-mail comes as a new Washington Whispers poll finds that Clinton is the runaway favorite of those seeking a third party candidate. In our poll, 39 percent picked Clinton as their choice to head a third party. Mike Huckabee is next at 20 percent and Donald Trump dead last at 12 percent.
Some influential Democrats, however, want her to stick with Obama and get the vice presidency, believing that she will be able to bring back liberal, unions and environmental groups that are disappointed with the president.
Obama Offers Asylum to Overseas Gays
usnews.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2011 | Paul Bedard
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:09:29 PM by Free ThinkerNY
Building on pro-gay policies put in place by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama today ordered overseas federal agencies to fight local anti-gay violence and provide asylum to homosexuals seeking protection.
Huntington News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:15:04 PM by BigReb555
Globe Magazine: First Lady Secret Affair?
Globe Magazine ^ | December 7, 2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:43:32 PM by maggief
Bombshell charges are whipping through Washington that Michelle Obama is sneaking out of the White House to romance a secret hunk as the President fights to stay in the White House. You’ll learn why the rumors are flying and who insiders believe the First Lady is meeting up with – only in the current GLOBE.
Quarter-Billion Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Penis Pumps
Heartland.org ^ | 12-7-2011 | Benjamin Domenech
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:04:18 PM by Dysart
According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare has spent more than $240 million of taxpayer money on penis pumps for elderly men over the past decade, and will surpass a quarter of a billion dollars this year for costs since 2001.
PALM BEACH, Fla. –
Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says Barack Obama has “outed” himself as a “dumb,” anti-American socialist and perhaps Marxist after the president delivered a speech suggesting the American way of life has “never worked.”
“After the three years, the cat’s out of the bag,” Limbaugh said this afternoon.”After three years, everybody now knows why I wanted you to fail. Everybody that heard that speech now knows that you said America as founded has never worked. You have outed yourself, Barack, if I may call you that. You’ve come out. Maybe you’ll be on the cover of the next Advocate (a homosexual magazine) because you just outed yourself, sir. You have nothing but contempt for this country.”
Colt M1911 100th Anniversary!
Colt Amnufacturing ^ | 12/7/11 | Self
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:59:11 PM by central_va
The legacy of the Colt Model 1911 is written across the pages of history around the globe. From the battlefields of foreign lands to the streets of the red, white and blue, no gun has left such an indelible impression as the 1911. 2011 marks the celebration point for the 1911’s 100th birthday. Colt is proud to offer two limited editions anniversary versions of the venerable workhorse. The only true 1911.
What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447
Popular Mechanics ^ | Jeff Wise
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:55:38 PM by ventanax5
For more than two years, the disappearance of Air France Flight 447 over the mid-Atlantic in the early hours of June 1, 2009, remained one of aviation’s great mysteries. How could a technologically state-of-the art airliner simply vanish?
With the wreckage and flight-data recorders lost beneath 2 miles of ocean, experts were forced to speculate using the only data available: a cryptic set of communications beamed automatically from the aircraft to the airline’s maintenance center in France. As PM found in our cover story about the crash, published two years ago this month, the data implied that the plane had fallen afoul of a technical problem—the icing up of air-speed sensors—which in conjunction with severe weather led to a complex “error chain” that ended in a crash and the loss of 228 lives.
Newsmax ^ | 12/07/2011 | Doug Wead
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:52:06 PM by keyd
Ron Paul Tells Newsmax: I Support Israel
In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed his support for Israel, but cautioned that while the United States should be a “friend” of the Jewish state, America should not be the “master” of Israel.
Paul also says the United States should not dictate Israel’s borders or try to “buy her allegiance” with massive amounts of foreign aid. He argued that foreign aid has actually hurt – not helped – the Jewish state.
Perry to Launch Massive Iowa Push
hotair.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:09:17 PM by BarnacleCenturion
Perry’s campaign has purchased $1.2 million in airtime over the next four weeks, a source familiar with the ad markets said Wednesday. And new details of the spots he’s purchased show his team will pour at least $653,000 into Iowa television and radio this week alone.
The major spending is a sign of life for a candidate whose poll numbers have dropped precipitously. After a series of debate flubs send his supporters fleeing, Perry’s early fundraising success is proving a pivotal chance for the candidate to reconnect before a critical contest. Perry’s campaign raised $17.2 million during the first month and a half of his bid, and by the end of September he had just over $15 million left in the bank.
Perry has purchased 7,762 gross ratings points in three Iowa broadcast markets for advertisements running through next Tuesday, December 13. A 2,000-point buy in a single media market is considered saturation-level; Perry has purchased more than 2,000 points in all three markets, according to data provided by a Republican watching the Iowa ad market and confirmed by other ad buyers.
by 82ndSgt, ©2011, blogging at The Right Planet
(Dec. 7, 2011) — It is a terrible thing to fear your government, but our government has given us many reasons to fear it, and has been doing so for many years. Whether it’s being able to take your property “for the common good” under the eminent domain law and compensating you whatever they feel is a fair price, or being able to place U.S. citizens under “indefinite detention,” the government has way overstepped any bounds of the Constitution.
The 2006 Military Commissions Act (MCA) authorized torture and sweeping unconstitutional power to detain, interrogate and prosecute alleged suspects and collaborators (including US citizens), and to hold them indefinitely (without evidence) in military prisons, and deny them habeas and other constitutional protections. Unbeknownst to many, section 1031 of the FY 2010 Defense Authorization Act contained the updated 2009 (MCA) in which the phrase “unlawful enemy combatant” is replaced with “unprivileged enemy belligerent,” a very subtle but ominously significant change…..
Can Ron Paul Beat the Big-Government Republicans?
Legendary investor Jim Rogers weighs in on the state of the 2012 race, what we need to do to compete with China and why Geithner needs to come back from Europe and stay inside for a while
Yes, Aristotle declared there to be a limit to the size of states: “a limit, as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements; for none of these retain their natural power when they are too large…, but they either wholly lose their nature, or are spoiled,” so he said.
But, really, what the hell did he know? He lived at a time when the entire population of the world was somewhere around 50 million people – about the size of England today – the population of the Greek-speaking city-states, which were not united in a nation, in all may have been 8 million, and Athens, where he lived, considered a large city, would have been under 100,000 people. Limits? He couldn’t even imagine a world (ours) of 6.8 billion, a nation (China) of 1.3 billion, or a city (Tokyo) of 36 million. How is he going to help us?
The natives are restless. The third shot of the “Second American Revolution” has been fired. History is being made. But just as with the first two shots, the third shot is not being heard.
America is seething. Not since the War Between the States has anything like this happened. But the protests are either being intentionally downplayed or ignorantly misinterpreted.
America’s military is being destroyed by a readiness-busting political correctness (PC) because those wearing stars too often lack the courage to tell their civilian bosses “no.” That lack of courage has led to a long string of cultural PC crises – including refusal to recognize internal threats from Islamists to sex-based absurdities and misguided rules of engagement.
The Myth of Limited Constitutional Government in America
After spending a lifetime in politics John C. Calhoun (U.S. Senator, Vice President of the United States, Secretary of War) wrote his brilliant treatise, A Disquisition on Government, which was published posthumously shortly after his death in 1850.
In it Calhoun warned that it is an error to believe that a written constitution alone is “sufficient, of itself, without the aid of any organism except such as is necessary to separate its several departments, and render them independent of each other to counteract the tendency of the numerical majority to oppression and abuse of power” (p. 26). The separation of powers is fine as far as it goes, in other words, but it would never be a sufficient defense against governmental tyranny, said Calhoun.
Barack Obama Says He Wants To be Like Lincoln
Barack Obama says he wants to govern like Abraham Lincoln, and that should terrify every American citizen, because even Lincoln’s most worshipful biographers have called him a dictator. And the reason was as soon as he got into office, he launched a military invasion of the South without the consent of Congress, which is unconstitutional; he declared martial law and blockaded Southern ports, which is unconstitutional without declaring war; and he illegally suspended the writ of habeas corpus. There were over 13,000 Northern citizens put in political prison without a warrant, and without being charged. It is time to wake up America!
The Real Abraham Lincoln – An American Caesar
America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, is hailed as the abolisher of slavery in the United States. But Lincoln’s reputation as an advocate of racial equality is pure myth and fabrication. So why did Lincoln invade the South? Thomas J. DiLorenzo, a professor at Loyola College in Maryland, recently discussed his book, The Real Lincoln, which includes a foreword by prominent African-American, Walter Williams, with World Net Daily‘s talk-radio host Geoff Metcalf. This is a transcript of that interview:….
EXCERPT ~ CONTINUES @ LINK…
GUNNY G: ONLY RARELY, I EXPECT, ARE SO MANY SCOUNDRELS AND VILLAINS MENTIONED IN ONE SINGLE ARTICLE!
The Men Who Destroyed the Constitution
…..After a lucid explanation of each section of the Constitution the judge discusses how the nationalist/mercantilist coalition, led by Alexander Hamilton and his accomplice Judge John Marshall, conspired to effectively rewrite (and undermine) the Constitution almost as soon as he ink was dry on the original copy.
The “Federalists” (who would eventually morph into the Whigs, and then the Republicans) never accepted their defeat in the Constitutional convention (which created a federal, not a national government). Nor did they accept Jefferson’s election as president.
Thus, two days before his term ended the Federalist President John Adams appointed dozens of “midnight federal judges” and appointed John Marshall to the Supreme Court on March 3, 1801, one day before he would leave office. Marshall “spent the remainder of his career finding clearly disingenuous, historically inaccurate, and highly questionable justifications for ruling that federal power is not limited,” writes Judge Napolitano.
In his most famous decision, Marbury vs. Madison, Marshall gave the federal judiciary the power to rule on the constitutionality of both statutory law and the behavior of the executive branch. “[T]his means that the Supreme Court granted itself the authority to declare the will of the people . . . null and void . . .” This of course has caused endless mischief and tyranny. This principle of a monopoly in reviewing constitutionality was not widely accepted, however, until after Lincoln’s war of 1861—1865 destroyed state sovereignty once and for all.
Until that point, many Americans believed that the citizens of the states, as well as the president and Congress, should have equally legitimate claims on interpreting the Constitution. As President Andrew Jackson famously said, “John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it if he can.”
Marshall and his fellow Federalists, such as Justice Story, also paved the way for the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. This clause only grants “supremacy” to the central government on the seventeen specific functions of the central government that are delineated in Article I, Section 8, period, many of which have to do with waging war and foreign policy.
This power has been grossly abused by implying that the central government is somehow “supreme” in anything and everything vis-à-vis the citizens of the states. This of course is a perfect recipe for tyranny.
Judge Napolitano recognized that it was Federalists like Joseph Story and John Marshall, and later Whig politicians like Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln, who would tell The Big Lie that the Constitution was ratified by “the whole people” and not as it actually was — by the citizens of the sovereign states, with their representatives assembled in state conventions. “That was both historically incorrect and intellectually dishonest,” says Judge Napolitano.
According to this false view of the American founding the central government was always the master, not the servant, of the people. This, too, is a perfect recipe for tyranny that has been made by tyrants everywhere (Hitler even invoked this argument in Mein Kampf to make his case for destroying state sovereignty in Germany)…..
…..On December 7, 1941, the naval forces of the Empire of Japan launched one of the most ill-conceived, boneheaded military ventures in history, one exceeded only by Adolph Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union the previous June. (Hitler then one-upped Japan again, four days later, when he declared war on the United States, although he was not required to by the terms of the Axis pact, since Japan had initiated the war.)
Exclusive: Government Activating FEMA Camps Across U.S.
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December 7, 2011
Infowars.com has received a document originating from Halliburton subsidiary KBR that provides details on a push to outfit FEMA and U.S. Army camps around the United States. Entitled “Project Overview and Anticipated Project Requirements,” the document describes services KBR is looking to farm out to subcontractors. The document was passed on to us by a state government employee who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons…..
Government should allow terror attacks
The Russian Foreign Ministry shot back at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her criticism that Russia’s elections were neither free nor fair.
Pointing out that the US electoral system is “far from perfect,” the foreign ministry continued that only the Russian people “can determine the future of our country — regardless of anyone’s partial judgments and politicized recipes.”
Clinton, who had previously chastised Russia’s State Duma elections, stepped up the rhetoric while speaking at an Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) ministerial meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania Tuesday.
U.S. to aid Gay Rights Abroad, Obama and Clinton say (Using YOUR MONEY)
NYTimes ^ | 12/7/11 | Steven Lee Myers and Helene Cooper
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:23:42 AM by Past Your Eyes
GENEVA — The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that the United States would use all the tools of American diplomacy, including the potent enticement of foreign aid, to promote gay rights around the world. On Tuesday, she also announced a $3 million program to finance gay-rights organizations to combat discrimination, violence and other abuses.
…..You know it’s an Illuminati psy-op when local, state and federal governments, celebrities and the mass media all pick up on it in a coordinated fashion.
The “psy-op” is “bullying.” Supposedly it’s an epidemic. The Obama administration “estimates that bullying affects 13 million students, or about a third of those attending school.”
One-third of all children attending school? Have you ever heard such nonsense in your life?
Back in the 1950’s I was bullied in the schoolyard at Fairfield school. I didn’t go whingeing on YouTube for government, public or celebrity assistance.
I hired a tough kid named Louis Knapp and he took care of the problem. I think it cost me some marbles.
Some kids ostracized me in later grades. So what? I shunned them. Personality conflicts and disagreements do not require legislation.
…..But doctors still don’t over-treat themselves. They see the consequences of this constantly. Almost anyone can find a way to die in peace at home, and pain can be managed better than ever. Hospice care, which focuses on providing terminally ill patients with comfort and dignity rather than on futile cures, provides most people with much better final days. Amazingly, studies have found that people placed in hospice care often live longer than people with the same disease who are seeking active cures. I was struck to hear on the radio recently that the famous reporter Tom Wicker had “died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.” Such stories are, thankfully, increasingly common.
Several years ago, my older cousin Torch (born at home by the light of a flashlight—or torch) had a seizure that turned out to be the result of lung cancer that had gone to his brain. I arranged for him to see various specialists, and we learned that with aggressive treatment of his condition, including three to five hospital visits a week for chemotherapy, he would live perhaps four months. Ultimately, Torch decided against any treatment and simply took pills for brain swelling. He moved in with me.
We spent the next eight months doing a bunch of things that he enjoyed, having fun together like we hadn’t had in decades. We went to Disneyland, his first time. We’d hang out at home. Torch was a sports nut, and he was very happy to watch sports and eat my cooking. He even gained a bit of weight, eating his favorite foods rather than hospital foods. He had no serious pain, and he remained high-spirited. One day, he didn’t wake up. He spent the next three days in a coma-like sleep and then died. The cost of his medical care for those eight months, for the one drug he was taking, was about $20…..
via How Doctors Die.
Today’s Toons 12/7/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 12/7/11 | pookie18
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:03:59 AM by pookie18
DES MOINES, Iowa — Newt Gingrich has taken heat on the campaign trail from conservatives for filming a 2008 commercial on climate change with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
But that was hardly the first time the Republican presidential candidate and former House speaker collaborated with Pelosi.
Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills in Congress with Pelosi during the 12 years they served together in the House, according to the Library of Congress’s THOMAS database.
Gingrich was in Congress from 1979 to 1999. Pelosi has served since 1987.
As a matter of comparison, House Speaker John Boehner, who has served in Congress with Pelosi for more than 20 years, has only co-sponsored 104 bills with her.
…..In short, these key committees of the House of Representatives have published findings that should lead every reasonable person to conclude that TSA is an enormously costly failure, a classic boondoggle.
TSA should be put out of its misery, replaced by competing private sector security firms possessed of better skilled personnel, better equipment, and a direct financial stake in protecting passengers from international and domestic threats.
TSA sprang to life with the pen stroke of George W. Bush on September 11, 2001. The Committee report summarizes TSA’s abysmal first decade: “Since 2001, TSA has spent nearly $57 billion to secure the U.S. transportation network, and TSA staff has grown from approximately 16,500 in 2001, to over 65,000 today, a near 400% increase. . . . TSA’s massive Washington headquarters supports 3,986 administrative personnel earning on average $103,852 per year. In addition, the agency continues to support an army of 9, 656 administrative field staff, on top of the security officers who actually conduct the physical screening.”
Despite these expenditures, the GAO has found that TSA has been singularly incapable of preventing terrorists from boarding aircraft. The report recites: “GAO found that not one terrorist has been caught . . .”
Indeed, GAO found that 17 known terrorists traveled on 24 different occasions through security at eight airports where TSA operated its Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program and in not a single instance did TSA agents stop the terrorists from boarding a plane…..
Don’t be surprised if one of our underestimated adversaries does the unthinkable.
…..However, as I stopped at the Pass Office to get Temporary Tags, the first person I see is my bosom friend from ‘5l/’52, now MGySgt, and ProvSgtMajor Bob Cornelly. We greeted each other effusively, as one might imagine, and from the PMs door steps the MCS Provost Marshal, LtCol Earl McLaughlin, for whom I had worked briefly in ’55 on first joining the 3dMarDiv at McGill, Japan.
Earl had been the DivPM, and I had commanded the DivMP Company, been Earl’s ADivPM, and then the BasePM. In the latter capacity, since the U. S. Army was the Host Service, I worked directly for an Army Major with a date of rank preceding Pearl Harbor Day. You gotta wonder whose mess kit he s__t in to remain a major when his year group had to be colonels and ginrils.
However, once you met him, you’d understand why. as and even more startling, my bosom friend from ’51/’52, my Provost Sergeant, GySgt Robert Cornelly with whom I had formed a joint pact of survival to escape the idiocies of the Provost Marshal. So the Provost Marshal invited me in to his office while Bob Cornelly made himself scarce. This made me very nervous. Very nervous. Cornelly is a type that one needs to keep within one’s line of sight at all times…..
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The American Dream
December 7, 2011
The control freaks that run the U.S. government are busy imposing their values on all the rest of us, and most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening. The Obama administration and members of Congress are engaged in radical social engineering, and they are trying to reshape America so that it conforms to their own twisted vision of “morality”.
Instead of focusing on fixing the economy and administering the government, these sick control freaks actually want to fundamentally alter what Americans believe to be right and wrong. There is no denying that the U.S. government has a “morality agenda”, it is just not the kind of “morality agenda” that we are all used to thinking of.
In exclusive interviews, Afghan insurgents reveal how Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, imprisoned by the Taliban in Pakistan since 2009, made a bold bid for freedom—but was quickly recaptured…..
A book of mine, Leo Strauss and Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal, is about to come out with Cambridge University Press; and it has a special connection to the Mises Institute. Much of the critical thrust comes from attending conferences sponsored by the Mises Institute and from getting to know my fellow- participants and their writings.
Although I harbored strong doubts about my latest subjects even before these encounters, my conversations with David Gordon, Murray Rothbard, Robert Higgs and Thomas DiLorenzo and later, discovering Mises’s comments about Strass gave additional substance to my suspicions. My project became a way of calling attention to a significant body of criticism that the liberal-neoconservative press and most scholarly organizations wouldn’t deign to present. I was upset in particular by the inability of David Gordon (and Lew Rockwell) to find a suitable publisher for a long, incisive work that David had produced about Harry Jaffa’s reading of American history. It was one of the most cerebral “value critiques” by a living thinker that I had seen…..
On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of Congress to ask for a declaration of war on Japan.
A day earlier, at dawn, carrier-based Japanese aircraft had launched a sneak attack devastating the U.S. battle fleet at Pearl Harbor.
Said ex-President Herbert Hoover, Republican statesman of the day, “We have only one job to do now, and that is to defeat Japan.”
But to friends, “the Chief” sent another message: “You and I know that this continuous putting pins in rattlesnakes finally got this country bit.”
Today, 70 years after Pearl Harbor, a remarkable secret history, written from 1943 to 1963, has come to light. It is Hoover’s explanation of what happened before, during and after the world war that may prove yet the death knell of the West.