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Why I quit… Desert Storm vet explains decision to leave Air Force after 22 years
Daily Inter Lake ^ | November 7, 2010 | By MIKE BANZET

Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 7:56:07 PM by US Navy Vet

I never expected to write this letter, but my Mom e-mailed me to get information about my career for a writeup on Veterans Day, and as this is the first such holiday in 22 years when I will not be on active duty, I felt compelled to let you know why I decided to quit.

Quit is a strong word, I know. Everyone I’ve talked to has repeated that I’ve had a marvelous career and that I’ve retired with honor. Maybe that’s true on paper; I guess that it’s reflected by the record. But that’s not how I feel. I feel like I’ve quit. And because I’m not a quitter, I feel I have to explain why — not that anyone is asking, but because perhaps they don’t know to ask.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailyinterlake.com

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Netanyahu to tell Biden: Only military threat can stop Iran

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask the Obama administration on Sunday to create a credible threat in the form of a military campaign to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to a senior official in Jerusalem.

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President Obama Fails to Condemn Jihad video

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President Obama was asked about his opinion of ‘Jihad’ while in Indonesia. He refused to condemn ‘Jihad” and still thinks Islam is a religion of peace or something.From the video: “Well, the phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations…

The overwhelming majority view their obligations to their religion as ones that reaffirm peace and justice and fairness and tolerance…”The video is posted here or on YouTune here. Peace, justice, fairness and tolerance? Is he kidding? Half of Muslims in Indonesia and about eighty percent in Pakistan support stoning women who commit adultery to death. Even twenty-five percent of young American Muslims support suicide bombers.The video is posted here or on YouTube here.Excerpt Read more at bluegrasspundit.com …

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Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says

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AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother.

The US President‘s former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama – who was known as “Barry” when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta – studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic.

The teacher’s recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama’s links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia.His middle name, Hussein, and the fact that his stepfather was a Muslim, have combined to perpetuate rumours about Mr Obama’s religious leanings.

The number of Americans who think that he is a Muslim has grown since his inauguration to one in five.Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar.

Mr Obama moved to Indonesia with his mother and Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, when he was 6, and lived there for four years. In his memoirs he recalled his time in the country as the “bounty of a young man’s life” and there is affection and pride among Indonesians for the boy who ended up as President of the United States.

The teacher, Effendi, who taught at Menteng One for 29 years, remembers Mr Obama as a “fat, curly-haired, curious boy”.

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The Death of Net Neutrality?

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Pretty much everyone who pledged to support it lost last Tuesday. Having the government exert more control over the Internet doesn’t seem to be popular with voters.TPMDC reported: The FCC‘s push for Net Neutrality legislation suffered another setback on Tuesday, after 95 of the candidates who pledged their support for it lost their elections.

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“Big Sis” Backlash after TSA genitalia groping

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Mark Levin noted, during his radio show last week, an article from the The New England Journal of Medicine which lays out how ObamaCare can be dismantled after the victory of Conservatives last Tuesday: h/t Dave Ross [AUDIO AT SITE] A more serious possibility [than repeal] is that ACA opponents could deliver on another pledge: to cut off funding for implementation.

Here is how such a process could work ~~~ The ACA contains 64 specific authorizations to spend up to $105.6 billion and 51 general authorizations to spend “such sums as are necessary” over the period between 2010 and…

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“Gunny G: It’s a universal joke that PC has played on us; and now we’re too embarrassed to admit this too…”

November 7, 2010 2 comments

Most of us remember well Hans Christian Anderson’s delightful tale of the emperor who searched far and wide for the very finest clothes, suits of golden fabric and silver threads, clothes so perfect, so exquisite that they can be seen and appreciated only by those fit for the positions they hold. Only those operating above their skills and the hopelessly stupid fail to see the stunning colors, the shimmering waves of color, the lustrous styling.

Just as in Lake Woebegone, where all the children are above average, so to are the Emperor’s courtiers, his staff, the academics and elite of the day truly extraordinary. Each of them sees the beauty of the cloth, the perfection of the fit, the beauty of the artistry adorning their emperor. The appreciation spreads, almost virally, driven by the repetition and strength of the adoring comments. It becomes a universal enthusiasm of early 19th century Copenhagen society.

The emperor, being an incredibly intelligent man and certain of his own abilities as the leader of his people, is wildly enthusiastic about the weavers’ magic and awestruck by the look created by the fabric hanging on his magnificent body. Fevered with pride, he creates an opportunity to parade his sartorial and intellectual brilliance for the appreciation of all his citizens.

President Obama, 2010 In Anderson’s tale, a young boy breaks the spell of the crowd massed for the emperor’s parade, “But he has nothing on at all! The emperor has no clothes.” Soon, the cry is taken up by all the others who, reassured that their neighbors, not all of whom could be incompetent or hopelessly stupid, obviously saw what they themselves could finally admit. Their own eyes weren’t lying; the emperor was completely nude. The emperor, caught between embarrassments, recognized that he was in fact, stark naked for all to see. To save face before his subjects, he chose to carry on without hesitation, acting as though nothing at all was wrong.

President Obama stands before the American people today, wearing nothing more than a teleprompter script.

The question is, does he recognize his own nakedness? Is he attempting to carry on to save face? Or is he completely mesmerized by his own golden words and silver phrases, sadly unable to see that he stands before us uncovered by anything of substance even as the crowd begins to recognize that he has no clothes?

Our President has nothing on at all.


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Top 10 Ways to School Your Leftist Friends on Facebook

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Top 10 Ways to School Your Leftist Friends on Facebook
David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog ^ | November 7, 2010 | Diane Schrader

Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 3:53:52 PM by HorowitzianConservative

You’re all bloggers, you know. If you’re on Facebook, you have an opportunity to express your opinion with an audience of FB friends. More of us should be taking advantage of this opportunity.

Because unless you zealously guard the ideological purity of your Facebook friendlist, limiting it only to other people who also only limit to conservatives, you are bound to log on one day and find some spectacularly annoying and/or downright asinine comment posted to which you must respond. And I mean you MUST respond. (See #10, below.)

Now this can be bruising, because text-based arguments get nastier a whole lot quicker, in my experience, than face-to-face interactions. Most people are a whole lot more polite in person than when protected by the relative anonymity of their computer screen, and this goes double for Leftists. What’s more, it is often the friends of your friends to whom you will find yourself responding, and they may well be people you don’t know and will never meet, which can shove the nasty meter into overdrive. But armed with these tips, you can have a rewarding exchange, pound Leftism, and maintain your dignity:

10.  Let no Leftist idiocy go unchallenged.

This is the basic rule.

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The Lone Star Iconoclast ~ By Captain Eric H. May Intelligence Editor…

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By Captain Eric H. May
Intelligence Editor
The Lone Star Iconoclast
Update: 1515 hrs

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Article Art: http://mycatbirdseat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/aipac-gun-to-obama1.jpg

HOUSTON, 11/7/10 — I have curtailed my in-progress weekend column in order to pass critical intelligence to my publishers and readers. Please forward it to all contacts — especially law enforcement and military. Immediately below find the key points to justify this dire report. Long experience has taught me that links can vanish, but titles are more  durable. Should any links in this article fail, please search for the title. — CM

  1. Nuclear drill puts national focus on Kings Bay, http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2010-11-06/story/nuclear-drill-puts-national-focus-kings-bay87.
  2. Netanyahu to attend Jewish Federations GA in New Orleans, but no Obama meet, http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/netanyahu-to-attend-jewish-federations-ga-in-new-orleans-but-no-obama-meet-1.32212288.
  3. 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit, http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/34-warships-sent-from-us-for-obama-visit-6445989.
  4. Executive Order–Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/11/04/executive-order-order-succession-within-department-justice90.
  5. Unit offline at South Texas nuke plant, http://fuelfix.com/energywatch/2010/11/03/unit-offline-at-south-texas-nuke-plant/91.

Summary: With Obama absent, Biden will be hosting Netanyahu through Tuesday. Between Obama’s departure and Bibi’s arrival, a long-planned but just-revealed nuclear National Level Exercise began. The most likely attack zone is in the Houston region, inside a triangle between these prominent points

  • Texas A&M (90 miles northwest)
  • Beaumont (90 miles to our east)
  • Bay City (90 miles to our south)

The most striking feature of this false flag set up is its similarity to another nuclear exercise, which targeted the BP refinery at Texas City, which BP journalists at the Daily News tried to conceal with a revealing attempt at a cover-up article, Nuclear attack warning story dismissed, http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=966022542546e36392.

For a more accurate account of the events, refer to the four-story investigative series published by the Arctic Beacon in The 1/31 Nuke:Proof for Ron Paul, http://tinyurl.com/3lp37a93.

My most recent article was Terror Targets Houston/Chicago, http://www.educationnews.org/political/terrorism/102196.html94. The next most endangered city is Chicago, which is the focus of my incomplete article below:

Houston Nuke & Chicago Code

(Guy Fawkes Day — Veterans Day?) 

“Ghost Troop cybercavalry has defined the state of the art in the infowar the same way air-cavalry defined a new set of tactics in Vietnam. We have been anticipating false flag attempts under the Bush and Obama administrations. Ghost Troop analyses have been sizzling lately because of their Houston/Chicago operations model, now six years old, which has nearly always had Houston and Chicago as its primary and secondary targets. Our most recent article is right on target.” — CSM Merlin Neadow, Chief, Cyberrecon
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Prologue: Sayanim
“Sayanim (singular sayan) are shielded from conventional legal culpability by being told only enough to perform their narrow role. Though their help may be essential to the success of an Israeli operation, these volunteers (sayanim also means helpers) could pass a polygraph test because their recruiters ensure they remain ignorant of the overall goals of an operation. Much like military reservists, sayanim are activated when needed to support an operation. By agreeing to be available to help Israel, they provide an on-call undercover corps and force-multiplier that can be deployed on short notice. How are sayanim called to action? To date, there’s been no attempt by U.S. officials to clarify that key point. This may explain why Pollard was again in the news on July 13th with a high-profile Israeli commemoration of his 9000th day of incarceration.”

Sayanim — Israeli Operatives in the U.S., http://criminalstate.com/2010/07/sayanim-—-israeli-operatives-in-the-u-s/95

By the blessing of the vpright the citie is exalted; but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked. (Proverbs 11:11, KJV 1611)

HOUSTON, 11/5/10 — It’s a good  thing for Ghost Troop and me that there is ample evidence for our case for being spot-on with our analysis and advanced warnings, since it gives us credibility at crunch time. That’s where our nation is, with terrorism encroaching upon Houston’s schools and Chicago’s synagogues, according to the government and mainstream media.

Barrack Obama jumped right into the story of the current menace on the day it broke, leading many of the Internet Intelligentsia to groan that the script had changed little from the 2004 elections, when Al-Qaeda dropped in for Halloween. From King George to the Kenya Kid there has been little change in Al-Qaeda, who are forever challenging us whenever our national zealotry for the Terror War begins to waver, doing or saying whatever it takes to keep us motivated. “If there were no Al-Qaeda,” some new Voltaire might well expound, “we would find it necessary to invent one.”

They are constantly threatening us with something bigger and better than 9/11, a 9/11-2B, so to speak. 9/11-2B would be just what the Dr. Strangeloves behind the Terror War ordered to provoke us into a total war right out of Vom Krieg by Clausewitz. Al-Qaeda has a lot of nerve, and I think that the word that best describes their modus operandi is the Yiddish word chutzpah. I think it’s ironic that Bin Laden himself exculpated Israel of involvement in 9/11, which FOX News thought worthy of an investigative series by its ace reporter, Carl Cameron. The gist of his 12/12/2001 four-story Israeli Spy Ring series was:

  1. Israeli fingerprints were all over 9/11, with intelligence and demolitions.
  2. Our telecommunications industry was hopelessly comprised by Israel.
  3. U.S. intelligence and law enforcement were ordered to cover it all up.

I included both Bin Laden and Fox News ironies in my analysis: 9/11 Was Good For Us!—The Case Against Israel, http://tinyurl.com/3n7lmp. That sharp elbow of irony was read worldwide, and sparked much healthy debate.

For wee wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darknes of this world, against spirituall wickednes in high places. (Ephesians 6:12, KJV, 1611)

Ghost Troop has been reporting that the Bayou City and the Windy City are priorities one and two for the real terrorists who want to plunge whole nations into the Terror War. We’ve been saying and writing that story since 2004, when we came out of nowhere to spoil the operations security (OPSEC) of the intended target, BP’s Texas City refinery. Nicknamed Toxic City by the locals, the fuming petro-suburb was just a half an hour drive southeast of my Houston home, midway between Galveston and NASA.

Major Bill Fox is a Harvard graduate and an intellectual Marine whose tireless research into Ghost Troop led him to write a book trilogy, Mission of Conscience. He adduces both mainstream and alternative media evidence to support our unit history. Two of his well researched articles establish our infowar bona fides with the two target cities that we have given most of our effort:

Chicago Cops Dodge Blagojevich/Sears Tower Investigation, http://tinyurl.com/a7fn9g97: A collection of alarmed soldiers and police supported a mini-coup invoked by Ghost Troop. The next morning Governor Blagoevich issued a statement that admitted a vast terror exercise to have been scheduled for May 2-4, 2006. The document was damaging, perhaps damning, to Blago, and may well have been the reason for his ouster immediately after Obama’s election. At the time of the exercise, Mayor Daley was in Israel, the first time he had gone there.

May 3, 2006, the second day of the exercise, was the 33rd anniversary of the completion of Sears Tower, and was the probable false flag date. Between June 6, 2006, 6/6/06 and the tower completion there were 33 years and 33 days. The people who built Sears Tower had marked it with another Satanic 666 code as well: the zip code 60606. The FBI arrested seven young blacks in Miami the next month, and stirred up the story that the seven had pledged loyalty to (drum roll) Bin Laden and intended to blow up (another drum roll) Sears Tower! The date of the arrests was as cult-coded as the rest of it: June 22, 2006, or 6/22/2006 (62226), which is another example of a 666 code.

The code, derived from Kabbalah and Freemasonry, and is evident in all the false flag operations that Ghost Troop has opposed. Last year I wrote an open email to a Jewish Ghost Troop veteran about the “Chicago code” (now, ominously, the name for a TV program). The email pulled no punches, and The Price of Liberty banned my future articles. I offer it to the intelligent reader as irresistible irreverent, and stand by every word in it — especially those that begin with a capital “J”: CHICACO, NEW YORK, HOUSTON — 2009 Top 9/11-2B Targets, http://tinyurl.com/ldrxk898.

They try to deceive God and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize it not. (Koran 2:9) 

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Epilogue: Seraphim 

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.

White House: Obama conducting reign of terror | Opinion Maker

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White House: Obama Conducting Reign of TerrorPosted on 06. Nov, 2010 by Raja Mujtaba in US[Translate]Suspected White House leakers are on the runBy Wayne MadsenPresident Obama was urged by the few White House insiders from whom he still takes advice to leave the country on his ten-day Asian trip, his longest trip abroad since becoming president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the Democratic Party in the wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party of an incumbent president in recent history.

According to sources close to the White House, who put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of the media, the plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan are an attempt to get Obama out of the country while top Democrats can sort through the political disaster created for the party by Obama’s increasingly detached-from-reality presidency.

Virtual political guerrilla warfare has broken out between Obama’s inner circle on one hand and senior Democratic officials, including outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Party strategist James Carville, former Demcratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, and, behind-the-scenes, Vice President Joe Biden and…

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An Open Letter To The US Attorney General

November 7, 2010 1 comment

Eric HolderU.S. Attorney GeneralThe United States of America General, As a citizen of this country I’m writing to you to correct some gross violations within the department that you supposedly oversea.

I’m doing this openly in order to share my observations with the public that has grown weary of the policies of this administration, and the previous one, regarding the massive security arrangements of the US that have become intolerable to live with.

Your Department today oversees the world largest security and torture apparatus since the Inquisition: Yet in fact the US Department of Justice long ago exceeded everything that was done during the active life of the Inquisition 1478-1968 to an unimaginable degree. Currently the United States has over 500 secret prisons scattered all over the planet-these are places where you send hundreds of thousands of people to be routinely tortured, sometimes maimed and often killed-and all of it was designed to be kept ultra-secret, from the public that is paying for all of it.

This has set the tone for the US Department of Justice inside the USA. The most pressing concern is with the personnel that administer your prisons both here and abroad: In particular there is a lack of…

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Noam Chomsky: No Evidence that Al-Qaeda Carried Out the 9/11 Attacks

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Leading liberal intellectual Noam Chomsky just told Press TV: “The explicit and declared motive of the [Afghanistan] war was to compel the Taliban to turn over to the United States, the people who they accused of having been involved in World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist acts.

The Taliban…they requested evidence…and the Bush administration refused to provide any,” the 81-year-old senior academic made the remarks on Press TV’s program a Simple Question. “We later discovered one of the reasons why they did not bring evidence: they did not have any.” The political analyst also said that nonexistence of such evidence was confirmed by FBI eight months later. “The head of FBI, after the most intense international investigation in history, informed the press that the FBI believed that the plot may have been hatched in Afghanistan, but was probably implemented in the United Arab Emirates and Germany.” Chomsky added that three weeks into the war, “a British officer announced that the US and Britain would continue bombing, until the people of Afghanistan overthrew the Taliban…

That was later turned into the official justification for the war.” “All of this was totally illegal. It was more, criminal,” Chomsky said.As Wired wrote on September 27, 2001:

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Airports cash in on terror checks: Charge to jump queues ‘they keep long’

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Airports are cashing in on the queues at their security gates by charging passengers to use fast-track priority lanes.At least eight have introduced the system and are charging travellers up to £5 to beat the queues.A whistleblower security guard at Luton Airport, which adopted the system last year, claimed there is a deliberate policy to let the queues grow to encourage people to pay for the express lane.

The claim was made as travellers were warned to expect more stringent checks in the wake of the cargo plane terror plot emanating from Yemen.With the checks involving the removal of shoes and belts, body scans and patdown searches, the process is so time-consuming that passengers are arriving at airports up to three hours before departure to make sure they catch their flights.

Luton introduced a fee of £3 in March last year, allowing travellers to skip the queue by using a ‘priority lane’ to reach the security checkpoint.

Full article here

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Clintonite: Obama Needs OKC Bombing to “Reconnect with the American People”

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Former Clintonite and Democrat operative Mark Penn says Obama needs an OKC bombing to regain his popularity.

“Remember, President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma, right?” said Penn on Chris Matthews’ Hardball show on Thursday. “And the president right now seems removed.

It wasn’t until that speech [after the bombing] that [Clinton] really clicked with the American public. Obama needs a similar” defining moment, according to Penn.Clinton realized a boost in his popularity ratings after the attack. On the day of the attack, April 19, 1995, Clinton had a 46 percent approval rating. A few days later, after delivering a speech on the attack, a Time/CNN poll revealed his approval had jumped to 60 percent. It subsequently slipped to 42 percent the following month.Penn is the president of the polling firm Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates.

He served as pollster to the president for Bill Clinton and became one of the Clinton’s most prominent and influential advisers. Penn has worked on the election campaigns of Tony Blair, Ed Koch, Menachem Begin, and a number of Latin American political candidates. His consulting firm works for large multinational corporations, including Texaco, AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Merck & Co., Verizon, BP, and McDonald’s. Penn has served as a key strategic adviser to Bill Gates and Microsoft since the mid-1990s.In July, another former Clintonite, Robert Shapiro, said the only thing can preserve Obama’s increasingly tenuous grip on power is a terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11.

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“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” said Shapiro, writing for the Financial Times. “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is…

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Nazism and Obama’s Black Theology

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This is a short overview of the long history of cooperation between white supremacist groups and the Black Nationalist movement.

Obama’s church in Chicago teaches a Black Nationalist doctrine, a heretical and hateful version of Christianity.

For about a century, there have been two branches of the mass movement for black rights in the United States.

One branch is non-violent, favors integration and traces its roots back to Booker T. Washington.

The other, Black Nationalist branch, founded by Marcus Garvey, is supremacist, revolutionary and justifies violence to further its goals.

Barack Obama comes from the hateful, anti-American, Black Nationalist tradition.

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GUNNY G: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES !!!!!

November 7, 2010 2 comments

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THE MARINES! SINCE 1775… OR 1798?
THE TRUE BIRTHDAY OF THE CORPS!

July 11, 1798?

November 10, 1775

From MarineLINK

“… When the peace treaty with Britain finally was signed in 1783, only the Continental frigate Alliance was still in commission. A small Marine guard commanded by Lieutenant Thomas Elwood stayed with the frigate until Congress decided to sell the vessel in September. With the sale of the Alliance, the Continental Navy and Marines went out of existence.”

From, The United States Marines A History, by BGen Ed Simmons…

“…As for the Marines, only the slenderest thread of continuity can be claimed by virtue of “marines” serving in the Revenue Cutter Service…There were to be Marine “quotas”…not “detachments” for there was no corps from which they could be detached…
…on 11 July 1798, the true birthday of the Corps,
President John Adams approved…establishing and organizing a Marine Corps.”

-Dick Gaines
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Customs and Traditions
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

“The U.S. Marine Corps begins preparations for its “birthday party” every summer. Activities become more feverish as the fall hues arrive. By early November, every Marine is either rehearsing his role in the “party” or pressing, polishing, and spit-shining in order to appear at his or her best for the Birthday Ball. This has not always been the case, however. In fact, Marines have not always celebrated their founding on November the 10th.

Formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps began on 10 November 1921. That particular date was chosen because on that day the Second Continental Congress resolved in 1775 to raise two battalions of Continental Marines.

Until 1921 the birthday of the Corps had been celebrated on another date. An unidentified newspaper clipping from 1918 refers to the celebration of the 120th birthday of the Marine Corps on 11 July “as usual with no fuss.” It is doubtful that there was any real celebration at all. Further inspection of documents and publications prior to 1921 shows no evidence of ceremonies, pageants, or parties. The July date was commemorated between 1798 and 1921 as the birthday of the Corps. During the Revolution, Marines had fought on land and sea, but at the close of the Revolution the Marine Corps and the Navy were all but disbanded. On 11 July 1798, President John Adams approved a bill that recreated the Corps, thereby providing the rationale for this day being commemorated as the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

On 21 October 1921, Major Edwin McClellan, Officer-in-Charge, Historical Section, Headquarters Marine Corps, sent a memorandum to Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune, suggesting that the original birthday on 10 November 1775 be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated throughout the Corps. McClellan further suggested that a dinner be held in Washington to commemorate the event. Guests would include prominent men from the Marine Corps, Army, and Navy, and descendants of the Revolution.

Accordingly, on 1 November 1921, General Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. The order summarized the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps, and directed that it be read to every command on 10 November each subsequent year in honor of the birthday of the Marine Corps. This order has been duly carried out.

Some commands expanded the celebration during the next few years. In 1923 at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania, the celebration of the Marine Corps’ 148th birthday took the form of a dance in the barracks that evening. Marines at the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, staged a sham battle on the parade ground in commemoration of the birthday. The battle lasted about twenty minutes, and was witnessed by Portsmouth and Norfolk citizens. At Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the birthday was celebrated on the 12th, since a special liberty to Santiago had been arranged on the 10th. The morning activities included field and water sports, and a shooting match. In the afternoon the Marines won a baseball game, 9-8, over a Cuban team. In the evening, members of the command put on a variety show followed by four boxing bouts.

The first so-called “Birthday Ball,” such as suggested by Major McClellan, was probably held in 1925 in Philadelphia. No records have been located of one prior to 1925. Guests included the Secretaries of War and Navy, Major General Commandant Lejeune, famous statesmen, soldiers, and sailors. The principle event was the unveiling of a tablet on the site of Tun Tavern. The tablet was a gift from the Thomas Roberts Reath Post, American Legion, whose membership was composed exclusively of Marines. The celebration was held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Marine Corps League. A parade included Marines, Regular Army, and Navy detachments, National Guard, and other military organizations. The evening banquet was held at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel and a ball followed at the Bellevue-Stratford.

It is not possible to determine precisely when the first cake ceremony was held, but the first on record was held at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., in 1937. Major General Commandant Thomas Holcomb presided at an open house for Marine Corps officers. Ceremonies included the cutting of a huge cake designed after the famous Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.

From 1937, observances of the Marine Corps Birthday appeared to develop spontaneously throughout the Corps as if they had a life of their own. The celebrations were publicized through every media. Newsreels, motion pictures, and displays were prepared to summarize the history of the Corps. In 1943, standard blank Marine Corps scrap books were forwarded to all districts to be filled with 168th anniversary clippings, scripts, pictures, programs, and other memorabilia, and returned to Headquarters. Unfortunately none of these scrapbooks remain in official files.

In 1951, a formal Birthday Ball Pageant was held at Headquarters Marine Corps. Similar to the pageant today, the script described the Marines’ period uniforms and the cake ceremony. Although this is the first substantive record of a pageant, Leatherneck of 10 November 1925 pictures Marines at a pageant in Salt Lake City, Utah, which had taken place “several years ago.”

On 28 October 1952, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., directed that the celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday be formalized throughout the Corps, and provided an outline for the cake ceremony, as well as other formal observances. This outline was included in the Marine Corps Drill Manual, approved 26 January 1956.

Traditionally, the first piece of Birthday cake is presented to the oldest Marine present and the second piece to the youngest Marine present. When and where this tradition began remains unknown. Some records indicate this practice, and others vary it depending on the dignitaries present at the ball. First pieces of cake have been presented to newlyweds, the Secretary of the Navy, governors, and others, but generally speaking, the first pieces of cake go to the oldest and youngest Marines at the ball.

At present, celebrations of the Marine Corps Birthday on 10 November differ at posts and stations throughout the Corps. All commemorations include the reading of Marine Corps Order No. 47, and the Commandant’s message to those assembled. Most commands sponsor a Birthday Ball of some sort, complete with pageant and cake ceremony as prescribed in the Marine Corps Manual.

Like the Corps itself, the Birthday Ball developed from simple origins to become the polished, professional function that all Marines commemorate on 10 November around the world.“

(Read Major General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message)

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Rush Limbaugh: Three Rules Of Election Fraud +Lyndon Johnson’s Legacy

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In his show last week Rush Limbaugh commented about the eerie similarity between the close election in Bridgeport Connecticut CLICK LINK HERE and the close election in Sampson County, North Carolina.CLICK LINK HEREIn both cases a stockpile of uncounted ballots appeared at a crucial moment in the audit process, in both cases the ballots radically altered the predicted outcome,in both cases the race now leans in favor of the Democrat Candidate.

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Why Pelosi is running for House minority leader

November 7, 2010 1 comment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calmly assessing the political cyclone that routed her Democratic majority and will, at least temporarily, force her to vacate one of the best offices in the city, with its inspirational view of the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

She keeps coming back to the courage of her colleagues who cast hard votes that helped make the past two years one of Congress’s most productive periods in recent times – and made her one of the most effective speakers in history. Her message is unmistakable: Democrats have nothing to apologize for, nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to regret.”One of the members called me and said, ‘I’m in a tough race. It’s even. I don’t know how it’s going to turn out,’ ” she recalls. ” ‘But I know one thing: that I wouldn’t do anything differently. I wouldn’t change my vote on health-care reform no matter how they tried to describe it. It was important for me to vote to give the opportunity that that bill provides.’ “

“These members know what they believe in,” she notes, channeling her own feelings through those of her colleagues. “They will have plenty of options in life. I hope one of them is to consider coming back to Congress.”I spoke with Pelosi less than 24 hours before she announced she wanted to stay on as Democratic leader, and everything she said made clear that she’s not ready to allow millions of dollars in Republican attack ads to drive her from public life.

She wants another crack at winning electoral vindication for a record she believes stands well on the merits.

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Government Officials Cautht On Tape: “Extraterrestrials Walk Among us!” [by written permission]

November 7, 2010 1 comment

Quix note: The following IS posted by WRITTEN PERMISSION which has been filed with the Admin Moderator and the Religion Moderator.

Much thanks to the media group involved for their kind, gracious and prompt permission and Christian blessings.This is posted in the RELIGION forum because the best available evidence for more than 40 years is that it is a set of major SPIRITUAL phenomena–

Some of the best scientists have concluded that the critters come from a SPIRITUAL dimension and are primarily SPIRITUAL creatures. Do NOT read that as GOOD GUYS.Further, as the seriousness of this set of phenomena increases in terms of the implications for all global citizens, it become more and more important to be able to discuss the issues, factors and implications seriously in a spiritual way from a theological perspective with civility and mutual respect.

The regular Religion Forum Moderator is best at providing that opportunity. With that, there’s the article. Actually, I didn’t Quixicate anything. I did put the pics in the center instead of left justified as they were in the original.

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Time Magazine caught in the act of dissing John Boehner.

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Did anyone get a load of Time’s cover for this week? They have an ugly closeup shot of John Boehner where you can see the pores on his face. It looks similar to that infamous Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin.

To top it off, all the letters to the editor they printed were ones that expressed displeasure with Tuesday’s election results.Seriously, do these guys even have a clue why their circulation is down to 92,000 copies a week?

Probably not.

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The action of Obama, Pelosi, Reid will cost the Democrats dearly in 2012.

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The action of Obama, Pelosi, Reid will cost the Democrats dearly in 2012. Democrats and Obama’s administration needs to explain why it is so radical for Tea Party movement to want the federal government to tax less, spend less, balance the budget, secure the borders, and leave more authority to American People, local and state governments.

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Harry Reid should not be above the law

November 7, 2010 1 comment

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looked like toast a few days before the Nov. 2 election, trailing his Republican challenger Sharron Angle by three or more points in the campaign’s concluding polls, according to RealClearPolitics. But when ballots were counted, Reid had somehow converted that deficit to a nearly six-point margin of victory.

Most observers attributed the phenomenal success of Reid’s last-ditch comeback to the Nevada Democratic Party‘s highly polished get-out-the-vote “ground game.” But an internal e-mail from a Reid campaign operative to a Harrah’s executive strongly suggests the Reid ground game depended at least in part on breaking the law.As former Federal Election Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky explained Friday in The Examiner, federal law makes it illegal for officials with a Senate campaign to coordinate with corporate or union officials: “Both the Reid campaign and Harrah’s may have violated federal campaign finance law that prohibits in-kind corporate and union contributions to, and coordination with, political campaigns.

Corporations and unions may spend money to run ads in support of or opposing a candidate, but they are not allowed to make direct or in-kind contributions to federal candidates.

Federal criminal law also prohibits intimidation and coercion of a person exercising his or her right to vote or not to vote.”

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Fire the Media

November 7, 2010 1 comment

We threw the bums out on Election Day.

Now we have to throw out the other bums.

Think about it.

Don’t believe me, any more than you believe the New York Times.

Think about it and act.

If the Giant rolls over and goes back to sleep, Obama and his ilk will never leave DC, or Illinois, or Michigan.

They will suck the substance from this country by setting women against men, blacks against whites, and illegals against citizens.

Watch ‘em doing it.

It’s not a secret.

If you don’t act, this merry-go-round will keep turning, and the next generation will have to work it out for themselves again and again.

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George W. Bush: “Find out who was responsible and Kick their Ass”

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The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and “kick their ass,” former President George W. Bush writes in his new book.In “Decision Points,” Bush describes his reaction when his then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice informed him of the crash of a third airplane into the Pentagon.

“I sat back in my seat and absorbed her words. My thoughts clarified: The first plane could have been an accident. The second was definitely an attack. The third was a declaration of war,” the former president writes in his 481-page book, which goes on sale Tuesday.

“My blood was boiling. We were going to find out who did this, and kick their ass,” Bush writes.”In a single morning, the purpose of my presidency had grown clear: to protect our people and defend our freedom that had come under attack.”

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Senator Lindsay Graham Warns Of War With Iran, Confrontation With “Cheating” China

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“not to just neutralize their nuclear program, but to sink their navy, destroy their air force and deliver a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard, in other words neuter that regime.”

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Another Look At Obama’s Eligibility To Hold Office

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Not a man who believes in beating a dead horse, I am nevertheless returning to an unresolved issue that goes to the eroding of the Constitution, because I believe it is important not to allow this particular horse to die. The President, as the nation’s C.E.O., is charged with enforcing the law.

He’s the Top Cop in the U.S.A.

Barack Obama continues to keep his documented personal, educational and professional history under lock and key, sealed by Court Orders from public scrutiny and evaluation. World Net Daily, under editor and publisher Joseph Farah, has been at the front of ongoing attempts to discover the origins, associations and activities of the nation’s highest-raking executive.

Farah’s staff has been nothing les than heroic in the face of ridicule, criticism and derision from a national press corps that has provided alarming cover and concealment for the President’s ongoing refusal to turn over his cards.

If you’d care to do a little reading on the question of his eligibility to hold the office, here’s WND’s complete archive of its massive investigation: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=98546

From my own career as a twenty-year veteran in law enforcement, the best analogy that comes to mind is as follows:Let’s suppose that I fill out an application to become a police officer in your town.

You, as a citizen with a family you love and a home I’m sworn to help you protect, want to be sure that I’m worthy and qualified to entrust with a gun, a badge and all of the powers that are granted to peace officers – including the authority to legally take your life under certain circumstances…

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Election day mistakes aren’t random

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As of late, I have been impressed with the number of electoral irregularities that have been reported during the past several election cycles. By electoral irregularities, I mean all these lost-and-found ballot boxes and bags, miscalibrated voting machines, judicial interventions, etc.

Please understand, I am no mathematician or statistician, but I would think the very nature of any series of errors leading to those irregularities would be random, i.e. those errors would favor democrats and republicans equally.

In fact, a decent dictionary definition of the word random could be a process of selection in which each item of a set has an equal probability of being chosen. So, my argument would be it is mathematically impossible, over the long run, for either democrats or republicans to have the majority of electoral irregularities cause benefit to their candidate. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case…

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The best of Reverend James David Manning

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James David ManningPosted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 1:50:44 AM by John the Savage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1sJDhJ-6iE

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Marco Rubio Doesn’t Know If President Obama Is An American Citizen Kendrick MeeksDfor FL Senate

November 7, 2010 Leave a comment

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. — Continuing to show Rubio is just too extreme for Florida, the Kendrick Meek campaign released a new slide to its “Too Extreme for Florida” website that highlights Rubio’s assertion that he doesn’t know if President Obama is a citizen of the United States.

Last year, when Rubio was asked if he thought President Obama’s birth certificate was fake when speaking in front of a Tea Party crowd, Rubio replied, “I don’t know the answer to that.”Rubio declines to say whether President Obama is a U.S. citizen.

In a profile in the Miami Herald, “[Rubio] declines to venture an opinion on President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship. ‘I don’t know the answer to that,’ Rubio equivocated when asked at the GOP women’s club whether the president’s birth certificate is valid. Rubio’s response signals that he’s moved farther to the right since term limits forced him out of the Florida House last year though he said during the trip, ‘I won’t change who I am to get elected.’” Miami Herald, “Marco Rubio Warming Up Panhandle Voters”,11/2/09

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Gates urges Congress to repeal gay ban now

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MELBOURNE, AustraliaU.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Congress should act quickly, before new members take their seats, to repeal the military’s ban on gays serving openly in the military.He, however, did not sound optimistic that the current Congress would use a brief postelection session to get rid of the law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

“I would like to see the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” but I’m not sure what the prospects for that are,” Gates said Saturday, as he traveled to defense and diplomatic meetings in Australia.Unless the lame-duck Congress acts, the repeal effort is considered dead for now.

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Marines’ leader: Keep policy on gays in military

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SAN DIEGO AP — The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy prohibiting gays from openly serving in the military, as U.S. troops remain in the thick of war in Afghanistan.

“There’s risk involved; I’m trying to determine how to measure that risk,” Gen. James Amos said. “This is not a social thing. This is combat effectiveness. That’s what the country pays its Marines to do.”

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Harry Reid’s victory may have been due to violation of federal campaign laws

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Harry Reid’s victory over Sharron Angle this past Tuesday may have had a great deal to do with the senator’s campaign breaking not only federal campaign law, but, just to make things worse, criminal law also.

According to the Justice Department itself, as recently as this past Friday, it is currently looking over a complaint that Angle’s lawyer has filed, demanding that Reid be investigated for what appears to be coordination between his campaign and a corporation, Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas.

The complaint is based on damning e-mails that were exchanged between executives at Harrah’s casino and a staffer working for the Reid campaign. If the allegations are proven true, it may confirm what some people suspected after Reid’s surprise, come-from-behind win he was consistently down in the polls before last Tuesday’s voting. Namely, that Reid did a lot more than just get all his supporters to the polls in a magical, last-effort push.

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Interesting: Pelosi is no longer second in line to default as POTUS. Boehner will be. Vanity

November 7, 2010 1 comment

Would like to toss out an interesting scenario that could possibly take place. Now that Pelosi will be constitutionally ineligible to become POTUS should both Obama and Biden happen to be disqualified for unknown reasons, come January after Sen. John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker of the House, HE will be second in line for the job.

In my opinion, if the Republicans who will be in charge of committees to push the question of Obama’s qualification to be POTUS succeed in exposing him as in violation of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution and SCOTUS rules he is unqualified, wouldn’t that move Boehner one step closer to the presidency?Yes, I know what you are thinking. Biden would step in immediately after Zero is removed no impeachment necessary. But Biden would also be removed since he would be in my opinion an accessory to the crime.Once Boehner is sworn in, he will have the ability to not only clean house by removing all of Zero’s commie czars but it would be like January 2013 instead of 2011 come this January.

I look forward to my fellow FReeper’s comments.

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