Several factors have caused oil prices to rise, including the sense that the economy is improving and supply disruptions in a handful of minor oil producing nations.
But the biggest factor by far, say analysts, is fear that tensions with Iran will lead to an all-out war that causes a disruption in oil supplies.
Our source for the present discussion is War Crimes Against Southern Civilians, by Walter Brian Cisco Pelican, Gretna, Louisiana, 2007. It is important to establish that the spiritual and political inheritors of the war criminals who committed those crimes do not deny them. They ignore them, hoping that if they say nothing those crimes will fade away; and so far they have been successful. Remember, the winner of a war writes the history of the war.
They will respond only if their crimes become sufficiently known.It is important to correct the record. The crimes and the criminals need to be named. More, they must be explained, because the motives that inspired them continue to motivate the men who run our country, regardless of political party. As we shall see, little has changed. Only if we drag this continuing horror into the light do we have a chance of exorcising it.Let’s begin with a revealing contrast. In 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee invaded the North.
The South by then had suffered two years of Yankee crimes and some Southerners thought the invasion was their chance to retaliate. Not so, said Lee. In a proclamation he reminded his men that “the duties exacted of us by civilization and Christianity are not less obligatory in the country of the enemy than in our own.”
“The commanding general considers that no greater disgrace could befall the army, and through it our whole people, than the perpetration of the barbarous outrages upon the unarmed and defenseless and the wanton destruction of private property, that have marked the course of the enemy in our own country. . . .”Remember that at the beginning of the war Lincoln offered Lee command of the Union army.
Politico is shedding some light on a three year-old sound bite that continues to haunt the Obama Administration: Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s comments that American gas prices should be as high as Europe’s:
“Somehow,” Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
The sky is falling… sort of. Over the last 10 years, the height of clouds has been shrinking, according to new research.
The time frame is short, but if future observations show that clouds are truly getting lower, it could have an important effect on global climate change. Clouds that are lower in the atmosphere would allow Earth to cool more efficiently, potentially offsetting some of the warming caused by greenhouse gases.
WILL AMERICANS GIVE UP THEIR LIBERTY FOR THE ENTICEMENT OF SECURITY?
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet
(Feb. 23, 2012) — I watch and listen with amusement at the Keystone Cop antics of the United Nations, from the various Human Rights Commissions to Inspections and Peacekeeping forces, and have yet to be disappointed in the blatant lies they expect the citizens of the world to swallow. I surmise that the UN and the Federal Reserve Bank use the same Madison Avenue public relations firm because the lies sound the same, year after year, decade after decade, and because the same results emerge: regressing of economic and political freedoms.
Just because the mentally challenged blindly follow a Pied Piper doesn’t mean the rest of us have to stay on the sinking ship: we’ll just transfer to a new and improved Ship of State, where at least immigration laws are upheld and everyone speaks English, and the Federal Reserve Bank is no more and its board members are enjoying the rest of their sorry and selfish lives in a federal prison, thank you very much.
Which leads us right smack in the middle of the new and improved definition of “It ain’t going to happen” or when h*** freezes over. When pigs fly. Chances are better drawing into an inside straight; at least there’s some chance of filling it. I’m talking about our worthless government employees; you know, the ones who don’t produce, who don’t contribute, who don’t add to the kitty. I’m talking about those expendable people who live as bloodsuckers, the vampires of our economy, the career politicians and government employees who blindly follow illegal orders, such as those who, once again, are putting an unvetted name on the 2012 ballot. I’m talking about idiots thinking that the citizens of America will even contemplate to give up their weapons, for any reason that the PR firms that spread the lies of the United Nations and the Fed can come up with.
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by Alan Stang
June 11, 2008
Now that Senator Hussein appears to have clinched the Democrud nomination, and the campaign between him and Senator McChurian Candidate unofficially begins, let's ruminate together about what all this means for America. What will happen next January 20th, when the next President of this country is inaugurated?
The inconceivable, utterly unthinkable fact – as I write I am telling myself it can't be – is that on Tuesday, November 4th, unless God decides He has had enough and intervenes by giving us…
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Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called “AGENDA 21.” They have requested being on a ping list for this topic.
While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern.
It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be.
The bottom line of this Agenda appears to be the plot, plan, and preparation of some very evil people (ie the UN and others) to reduce the population so that the Power Elite can control the people more easily.
Bryant: I am a ‘Runaway Slave’ from the Democrats’ plantation
This is pure insanity:
Below is a recording of the court transcript. The judge dismissing the case after lecturing the victim for insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad starts at 28:30, in case you don’t have time to listen to the entire 36 minutes.
Update: (Thanks, wtd) Perce, the victim in this case, is being threatened with jail time for posting the audio of his trial. This is pure sharia in America, where the victim is punished and the perpetrators are freed, and where the judge ignore human rights in favor of Islamic superiority.
This is truly frightening, friends.
Partial transcript (from Opposing Views) is below the fold. Also below the fold is video of the actual attack, which the judge refused to allow.
Judge’s comments from ruling:
“Having had the benefit of having spent over 2 and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. In fact I have a copy of the Koran here and I challenge you sir to show me where it says in the Koran that Mohammad arose and walked among the…..
…..Our Founders were also wary of political parties.
This is what George Washington had to say:
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
(” EDITOR’S NOTE: All part of The Great Charade… a Comic Farce being played on the World Stage for an audience of Ignorant Dunces. The entire production seems to suffer from cheap and inadequate actors! Eric Walberg seems to know the score as well as anyone, and writes a good review. “) Republican Primaries: Fooling Some of the People | Veterans Today
Salafist excuse me, “deeply Catholic” Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appears back in the race for chief elephant after trouncing Mitt Romney in Minnesota and Colorado. But beware: Minnesotans are an unpredictable lot, with the only black Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison, their own Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and of course 9/11 Truther and wrestler-governor Jesse Ventura 1999-2003.
But Santorum also won in Colorado Romney won in 2008 and Missouri , riding a wave of distrust of Mitt’s conservative credentials and showing Romney’s one-percenter Achilles heel. Romney’s win in Maine last week was Pyrrhic, as there were no delegates, and he just edged out maverick Ron Paul.
President Obama: ‘My Presidency Is Not Over. I’ve Got Another Five Years’
2/23/2012 | Fox Nation.com
President Obama appeared on the Los Angeles-based “Piolin Por La Mañana” Show on Univision Radio hosted by Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo Wednesday and made a bold prediction about his re-election, vowing that his presidency was not over and if fact he had ‘another five years coming up’
Dear Brethren (hundreds bcc herein-permission to forward),
For nearly 20 years the Confederate Society of America has been providing you with detailed information drawn from many Historical Sources that would substantiate our many claims heretofore described by our adversaries as ‘baseless allegations’.
During this time period we have equally called for the development and advancement of a Confederate Alliance consisting of like-minded organizations whose basic conscript is the recognition of another’s Independent Sovereignty without which, there would be no such advancement.
From this Alliance, additional & key information has continually come forth, equally supporting our position thanks to our Confederate Colleagues within them.
Therefore, and with your permission, let me provide y’all with an ‘incorporation’ of those MANY materials heretofore sent out wherein the…..
‘Historical Dots I Have Heretofore Suggested You Connect, Have Been Connected For You’:
(“hey break “conservatives” into classes; “social” conservatives, “fiscal” conservatives, “judicial” conservatives, “neo” conservatives, and ironically, “Christian” conservatives.You would think that most Christians would be “conservatives,” but of course, you would be mistaken. “) Dave Daubenmire — The Battle for the Soul of America
Martin Niemoller: “Our concern here, Herr Hitler, is not for the church. Jesus Christ will take care of the church. Our concern is for the soul of the nation.”Adolph Hitler: “You can leave the soul of Germany to me.
“Words have meaning. My perspective on life was altered when I came to that realization. We live in a nation where we believe every “expert.”
We have been trained to listen, but not to think.We share a common language, but we do not realize that words mean different things to different people. For a greater perspective, read my commentary Change the Words, Change the World.I used to think that the term “pro-life” meant that a person was against abortion.
Sorry Charlie. Most “pro-lifers” are pro-choice…they just think that “life” is the “correct” choice. They do not hate abortion and do not fight to outlaw it.That’s why so many politicians claim to be “Pro-Life,” yet abortion remains legal.
Republicans tend to be “Pro-Life,” but they don’t really want to stop the butchering of babies.But we think they do. We think “Pro-Life” means “stop abortion.” It doesn’t.“
With a giant photo of Paul on the screen behind him, Napolitano said, “Only one man remains faithful to the principles of free market and small government, to the Constitution and to personal freedom, to defending the nation without being the world’s police force. Only one. You know who he is.” by Joe Kovacs As a variety of names are now being floated for presidential running mates, Republican candidate Ron Paul says ousted Fox News host Judge Andrew Napolitano might be at the top of his list.
Paul was asked the question about whom he would like on a White House ticket with him at a recent public meeting, and he said, “One time somebody asked me who I’d have to consider and the name Judge Napolitano jumps right out at me.”While the audience erupted with cheers of approval, Paul continued: “But when you think about the danger of mentioning one or two means you’re not going to mention quite a few others that would certainly be qualified. That’s a great story, you know, the fact that there are a lot of people now that are well-known and well-educated and know the issues and would do a very good job.”Napolitano’s “Freedom Watch” show was recently canceled by the Fox Business Channel, but during numerous on-air segments, Napolitano had frequent flattering remarks about Paul, while criticizing other presidential hopefuls including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. “There is a hunger in the land for a game changer, and Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are not up to that,” Napolitano said in early January.
“There is a need in the country for a government that stays within the confines of the Constitution, or we’ll all end up like the socialists in Europe, and Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are not up to that.
Every February 12 Americans think they are celebrating Lincoln’s birthday. But what they are really celebrating is the birth of the Leviathan state that Lincoln, more than anyone else, is responsible for bringing about. No wonder federal politicos have made his birth date a national holiday, engraved his face is on Mount Rushmore, built a Venus-like statue of him in Washington, D.C., and put his mugshot on the five dollar bill.
More than 130 years of government propaganda has hidden this fact from the American people by creating a Mythical Lincoln that never existed. Take, for instance, the fact that everyone supposedly knows — that Lincoln was an abolitionist. This would be a surprise to the preeminent Lincoln scholar, Pulitzer prize-winning Lincoln biographer David Donald, who in his 1961 book, Lincoln Reconsidered, wrote that “Lincoln was not an abolitionist.” And he wasn’t. He was glad to accept on behalf of the Republican Party any votes from abolitionists, but real abolitionists despised him. William Lloyd Garrison, the most prominent of all abolitionists, concluded that Lincoln “had not a drop of anti-slavery blood in his veins.
“Garrison knew Lincoln well. He knew that Lincoln stated over and over again for his entire adult life that he did not believe in social or political equality of the races, he opposed inter-racial marriage, supported the Illinois constitution’s prohibition of immigration of blacks into the state, once defended in court a slaveowner seeking to retrieve his runaway slaves but never defended a runaway, and that he was a lifelong advocate of colonization — of sending every last black person in the U.S. to Africa, Haiti, or central America — anywhere but in the U.S.Garrison and other abolitionists were also keenly aware that the January 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed no one since it specifically exempted all the areas that at the time were occupied by federal armies.
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:45:07 AM by Martin_Schmidt
Tuesday at AEI, four distinguished lawyers aggressively debated the constitutionality of the president’s recent “recess” appointments during the Senate’s 2011-2012 pro forma sessions. First, Morton Rosenberg asserted that the president was explicitly violating the Constitution by making recess appointments when the Senate was in pro forma sessions, thereby avoiding recess by its own constitutional authority to develop its own rules.
(THE DE FACTO NATIONALIZATION OF THE US ECONOMY) USA Slipping and Sliding Towards Fascism – The Dollar Vigilante Blog -
I never watch the State of the Union in the US. I just can’t stand someone looking into my eyes and lying to me for an hour. But I sometimes like to skim the transcripts after, mostly for entertainment, to see how they spin everything.
But the one thing I’ve noticed is there are never any tangible plans or strategies laid out. It’s pure demagoguery. But, behind the scenes, the US Government is working to transform the country in leaps and bounds… and not for the better.
Buried deep in Barack O’Bomber’s 2013 budget is actually a plan to all but outright nationalize the US Economy.
…..When you have a very high percentage of “sheeple” in a society, the hearts and minds of the people can be bought. Our horrific education system has dumbed-down the general population, and most Americans spend their days in an entertainment-induced haze. Critical thinking is in short supply in the United States today, and most Americans are more than happy to have someone else tell them what to think.
Politics has become a war of money, and Super PACs are “bazookas” in that war.
The following are 12 facts about Super PACs that will blow your mind….
A new effort to hand control over the Internet to the United Nations is underway as oppressive regimes such as the communist dictatorship ruling mainland China clamor for more censorship and regulation of the World Wide Web.
The Obama administration has remained silent so far, having failed to even select a leader to defend U.S. interests at upcoming talks on the subject. But critics of the global move are already striking back, warning that transferring Internet governance to the UN would be a massive blow to freedom and prosperity for the whole planet.
Today, the online world is largely governed and regulated by a decentralized network of non-profit groups, most of which are based in America where the Internet was born. And private-sector interests — companies such as Google, Facebook, and others — still dominate the web at present.
Stand With Arizona
National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, in a press conference in Phoenix, called the Maricopa County lawman “America’s worst sheriff” and called on Arpaio to resign from office, claiming “discrimination against Latinos”.
This marks the first time that La Raza has come against Sheriff Arpaio directly. After the passage of S.B. 1070, NCLR and the SEIU paid to bus in protesters from Los Angeles to Phoenix to protest outside Sheriff Joe’s office. And the La Raza affiliate, Chicanos por la Causa was the primary plaintiff against Arizona’s employer sanctions that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of last year, and which Sheriff Joe routinely uses to crack down on businesses who hire illegal aliens.
But never before have top officials gone directly after Joe. La Raza is one of the most politically-connected groups in America – receiving more than $11 million in Federal grants last year alone. So for the President of NCLR herself to come to Phoenix to demand Sheriff Joe’s resignation – and call on her allies to unite to defeat him – is a clear signal that powerful left-wing groups will be coming after Arpaio this election like never before.
In fact, on one blog from MoveOn.org – the George Soros-funded radical group that supports blanket amnesty for illegals – it was boasted that Soros groups are prepared to spend up to $10 million to defeat Arpaio – ten times more than the Sheriff himself has raised in the last entire year.
Above: NCLR Prsident Janet Murguia in Phoenix to denounce Arpaio.
NCLR routinely throws the R-word (“racist”) around, mostly against states and cities which try and pass common sense laws to combat illegal immigration to protect jobs, decrease crime and prevent their schools, hospitals and social services from going bankrupt.
HANGING…”BY THE MOST TENUOUS OF THREADS…”
The Federal Reserve has operated almost entirely behind closed doors as it rewrites the rule book governing the U.S. financial system, a stark contrast with its push for transparency in its interest-rate policies and emergency-lending programs.
Politico is a journal subscribed to by none but political junkies, and most of those are liberal. So, when this serious publication starts talking about a brokered convention for the GOP in Tampa next August, beware!
General Dwight D. Eisenhower won a first-ballot nomination in 1952. But there had been a prolonged and bitter floor fight over convention rules. Supporters of conservative Sen. Robert A. Taft (“Mr. Republican”) charged that they had been unfairly denied delegates by Ike’s manipulative Eastern Establishment backers. Had Ike not been the odds-on favorite to sweep the nation after twenty years of Democratic Party rule, the Republicans might well have remained angrier at each other than at their rivals.
Even so, Ike felt he needed to smooth ruffled feathers of the party’s conservative base. So he named then-Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California as his vice presidential running mate. Nixon was offered to conservatives because he had made a name for himself going after Communists in the State Department. He pursued New Dealer Alger Hiss, against whom ex-Communist Whittaker Chambers had so heroically testified. Denying all, Hiss went to prison for perjury.
That Richard Nixon would go on to become president and to betray Taiwan in his famous “Opening Up” of Communist China could not have been imagined in any of those 1952 Republican delegates’ wildest dreams. That he would be forced to resign in the face of impeachment stuns us even now.
The consequences for the nation of that 1952 “brokered” convention have been vast. When Nixon went down in 1974, thousands of “Watergate babies” were swept into office. These very liberal Democrats left a record of radical social and economic policies that still haunts us.
A more recent example of a brokered convention might be the Republican National Convention of 1980, in Detroit . Former Gov. Ronald Reagan had swept the primaries and caucuses that year and his nomination for president, after New Hampshire , was never in doubt.
But who would be his running mate? Reagan was then the oldest man ever nominated for president, so Number Two could easily have become Number One.
In a typical system, election officials get information about a voter’s identity, eligibility, address, and contact information through a form completed at a public agency, such as a county election office or motor vehicles office, or through an unregulated third party voter registration group, such as a campaign or advocacy organization (ACORN, Project Vote). – The Pew Center
“Our democratic process requires an effective system for maintaining accurate voter registration information. Voter registration lists are used to assign precincts, send sample ballots, provide polling place information, identify and verify voters at polling places, and determine how resources, such as paper ballots and voting machines, are deployed on Election Day” state Pew Center statisticians.
(“Every day it’s some new outrage with these anti-American traitors! Yes, I said traitors!”) Muslim-Groveling by Obama Regime is Disgusting
Muslim-Groveling by Obama Regime is Disgusting
scottfactor.com ^ | 02/23/2012 | Gina Miller
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:56:31 AM by scottfactor
Watching this current communist Democrat regime causes a lingering feeling of being trapped in a twisted nightmare where the bad guys just keep on coming at you as you try to escape from some weird place with lots and lots of strange rooms. The bad guys are bad for the sake of being bad. Every day it’s some new outrage with these anti-American traitors! Yes, I said traitors!
Dear Brethren (bcc herein), I am forwarding this video to y'all for 1 reason: Some of you may have been to young to remember these events and if past history ( The War For Southern Independence ), is any indication as to how truth & events can be manipulated, you need to view the attachment and draw your own conclusions.
Gunny G's Marines History and Traditions: Patriotic Fervor and the Truth About Iwo Jima...By Karal Ann Marling and John Wetenhal
Gunny G's Marines History and Traditions: Patriotic Fervor and the Truth About Iwo Jima...By Karal Ann Marling and John Wetenhal
Gunny G's Marines History and Traditions: Patriotic Fervor and the Truth About Iwo Jima...By Karal Ann Marling and John Wetenhal:
"But Americans' yearning goes deeper than a willingness to believe Hollywood formula and fantasy. It involves the preservation of a passionate faith in the hero, a belief in the individual's ability to change the course of history (the valor of Delacroix's flag-waving 'Liberty' and the resolve of Leutze's 'Washington'), a faith now so distressingly contradicted by the 58,180 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
(HARNDENBLOG.DAILYMAIL) — After tonight’s debate, in which Ron Paul and Mitt Romney repeatedly attacked Rick Santorum over his 16-year record in Congress, the former US Senator for Pennsylvania hinted that something nefarious was going on.
“You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,” Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. “Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.”
Santorum’s top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had “joined forces” and were coordinating attacks against his man
Santorum claims two are in cahoots, Rand Paul would be “honored” to be VP pickPaul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, February 23, 2012The suggestion that Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are in cahoots because Paul is in the frame to be Romney’s VP pick has again surfaced following last night’s Republican debate in Mesa, Arizona, after which Rick Santorum claimed the two were coordinating attacks against his candidacy.
Has Ron Paul Formed a Political Alliance With Mitt Romney? 773565“You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,” Santorum told reporters. “Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.”Santorum’s campaign strategist John Brabender repeated the charge, stating, “Clearly there’s a tag team strategy between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.