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Government Pursuit of LtCol Chessani Continues; Marine Ordered to Face Board of Inquiry

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August 31, 2009

Government Pursuit of LtCol Chessani Continues; Marine Ordered to Face Board of Inquiry

Chessani Case - Chessani Head Shot - FinalANN ARBOR, MI – Nearly four years after the so-called “Haditha Massacre,” an investigation conducted by over 65 NCIS agents (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) ─ the largest investigation in that agency’s history ─ with the expenditure of millions of taxpayer dollars, and prosecution losses at every stage of the criminal process, the government has decided to give up on the criminal prosecution against Marine LtCol Jeffrey Chessani.  Nonetheless, the battle for this loyal Marine officer continues.

On Friday, August 28, 2009,  the new general in charge of LtCol Chessani’s case, Marine LtGen George Flynn, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, VA, decided that criminal charges were not warranted.  Instead, he ordered LtCol Chessani to face an administrative procedure called a “Board of Inquiry.”  [General - PDF Linkssee order here]

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House Resolution 615 – Force Congress to enroll themselves in their new plan

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House Resolution 615 – Force Congress to enroll themselves in their new plan
Fleming House Member ^ | Congressman John Fleming

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 12:41:45 PM by do the dhue

House Resolution 615

Over the past few weeks, members of Congress and the American people have come to know the details of the Administration’s proposed health care plan. Call it whatever you like, I believe this proposal is nothing more than government-run health care. As a physician, I am amazed at the number of bureaucrats in this House who are quick to claim a government-run health care plan is the reform this country needs. In response to this, I have offered a resolution that will offer members of Congress an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is, and urge their colleagues who vote for legislation creating a government-run health care plan to lead by example and enroll themselves in the same public plan.

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Impending Crash?

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Impending Crash?
The Market Ticker ^ | 8/31/09 | Karl Denninger

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 12:21:06 PM by FromLori

You have to wonder when you see statistics like this (through 9:30 this morning):

Remove SPY, ETFC and LEHMQ (none of which trade on the NYSE) from the list and you get 606 million shares.

How many shares have traded in total with one hour in?

1.491 billion.

Forty percent of the volume is comprised of four used dogfood stocks, just as we’ve seen for the last couple of weeks – all people passing shares back and forth among each other, many of it being “computer HFT games.”

The other used dog-food stocks (LEHMQ and ETFC) are really no better; they just don’t trade on the NYSE. Lehman is particularly ridiculous as that’s a formally-bankrupt company!

Fannie and Freddie are two of the most outrageous abuses I’ve seen in a long time, second only to AIG. All three of these should be delisted as their equity value is quite literally bupkis.

This just goes to illustrate – the market is currently being levitated on literal trash. Again today we see the Casino trying to suck in people; I got emails from two more associates over the weekend telling me that their “advisors” are telling them “you have too much cash allocated; now is the time to buy.”

Now is the time to buy, after a 50% move?! Where the hell were these so-called “advisors” at SPX 666!

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This Ain’t Your Father’s VA Benefits Guide

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This Ain’t Your Father’s VA Benefits Guide

By Jayme Evans
Ghastly prospect of government-sponsored “death panels”

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Obama: The Worst is Yet to Come

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Obama:  The Worst is Yet to Come
By Sher Zieve

If it wasn’t before, the ultimate purpose of Dictator Barack Hussein Obama should now be clear to even his most die-hard fans.  With Obama’s planned and now-revised Cybersecurity Act of 2009, his inordinately broad and sweeping powers to take control of the Internet AND private networks is making its way through the Senate.

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83 Percent of All Statistics are Made Up on the Spot…

August 31, 2009 2 comments

83 Percent of All Statistics are Made Up on the Spot
By Dr. Tim Ball

Saki (H.H Munro) said, “A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.” Today we have tons of inaccuracy and very little explanation. Most inaccuracies come from claims based on non-existent or inadequate historical data, extremely crude estimates, computer model projections, or are simply incorrect. It’s prevalent in environmental issues but particularly bad with climate and animal extinctions. The reason is because they’re the most politicized, which automatically takes them further from the truth. As Henry Adams said, “Practical politics consists of ignoring the truth.”

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Alinsky, Beck, Satan and Me…

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Alinsky, Beck, Satan and Me
For this first post, let’s just focus on the dedication of the book — to Satan:

“Lest we forget, an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical:” (Pause there for second. Now continue): “from all our legends, mythology, and history(and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

So Alinsky begins by telling readers what a radical is. He is not a reformer of the system but its would-be destroyer. This is something that in my experience conservatives have a very hard time understanding. Conservatives are altogether too decent, too civilized to match up adequately, at least in the initital stages of the battle, with their adversaries. They are too prone to give them the benefit of the doubt. They assume that radicals can’t really want to destroy a society that is democratic and liberal and has brought wealth and prosperity to so many. Oh yes they can. That is in fact the essence of what it means to be a radical — to be willing to destroy the values, structures and institutions that sustain the society we live in. Marx himself famously cited Alinsky’s first rebel (using another of his names — Mephistopheles): “Everything that exists deserves to perish.”

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