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Devvy Kidd — Chief Justice John Roberts meets Obama in private

March 26, 2011 3 comments

“Is there anything more shameful than the man who lacks the courage to be a coward?” Peter Blaunder

CBS News reported that Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John G. Roberts, Jr., would meet in private with impostor president elect, Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro and so forth, on January 14, 2009:

“At the invitation of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Mr. Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will pay a protocol visit to the Supreme Court of the United States Wednesday afternoon, the office says….The visit is private; reporters and photographers will not be present.”

I called the media number at the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon. The giddy operator confirmed they expected Obama at any minute!

To say I was floored when I read the news item is an understatement. A ‘ceremonial’ meeting between a president elect and justices of the Supreme Court is somewhat traditional. HOWEVER, in this instance, it’s flat out wrong. Chief Justice Roberts has cases on the docket where Obama is the defendant or is the subject of the litigation. Roberts and the other eight justices have already held two ‘Distribution for Conferences’ on the Donofrio and Wrotnoski cases on Obama’s citizenship ineligibility. They just turned away one of Phil Berg‘s cases a few days ago; that one is still in the Third Circuit. Tomorrow is the fourth case; another from Phil Berg.

On Wednesday, Roberts meets with the man at the heart of that case in private. Two days later, he sits down to discuss the case with the other justices after having a closed door meeting with the defendant! There is still the Lightfoot v Bowen case to be heard in conference, January 23, 2009. Again, Chief Justice Roberts will sit in that private meeting to discuss whether the case should go to oral arguments.

Does anyone see major conflict of interest here? How can Chief Justice Roberts meet with Obama behind closed doors under such circumstances? Even if they just chatted up the weather, it is highly inappropriate in my humble opinion. Roberts should have notified Obama that under the circumstances, he would not be able to meet with him, private or with photogs in attendance. There must be zero appearance of any bias or preference when it comes to judges and justices of the Supreme Court.

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THE QUESTION OF FREEMASONRY ~ By: Devvy (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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THE QUESTION OF FREEMASONRY ~ By: Devvy June 8, 2009 © 2009 – NewsWithViews.com [I am traveling right now and can't do new columns while on the road. I pulled this one from my CD because it recently came up when I had Dr. Dennis Cuddy on my radio show; see his column here; parts 3, 4 & 5 here. I've edited a bit because of length. This article was written in October 1996.] Like the New Age issue, freemasonry has been a controversial one with a long history. As with the New Age issue … Read More

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Weather Manipulation – Fact or Fantasy? (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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The timing of the Project 2025 site being taken down, before Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast-New Orleans catastrophe, was of course most likely not a mere coincidence, or was it an accident on the part of the US Government. Weather modification of course is not fiction or fantasy, it is fact. How of course can I make this bold statement, without the proof of the Project 2025 Internet site being up? Easy, I copied and saved the entire PDF cop … Read More

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Gunny G: Old Corps Enlisted Rank 1798–1958…. (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Old Corps Enlisted Rank 1798 — 1958 Except as otherwise indicated, the following information is  from, Enlisted Rank Insignia In The U.S. Marine Corps 1798–1958*, by Michael O'Quinlivan, Historical Branch, G-3 Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps Washington, D.C. June 1959 *Note: There is no information available on rank insignia as worn by the Continental Marines. When the Marine Corps was re-established by Congress in July 1798, noncommissioned ran … Read More

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INTERNATIONALISM, GLOBALISM AND OBAMA vs. SOVEREIGNTY AND THE U.S. By Dr. Laurie Roth (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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INTERNATIONALISM, GLOBALISM AND OBAMA vs. SOVEREIGNTY AND THE U.S. By Dr. Laurie Roth April 24, 2009 NewsWithViews.com For more than just the first 100 days of Obama and his administration we have seen the contorted, manipulative and tyrannical push of global elites, internationalists and environmentalists linked at the hip. We saw President Obama dripping with apologies to the world leaders on behalf of the United States. We are seeing parental rights being challenged and assaulted by members of this congress and the UN wanting t … Read More

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JURY NULLIFICATION: YOUR AWESOME POWER by Alan Stang (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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 JURY NULLIFICATION: YOUR AWESOME POWER by Alan Stang April 25, 2009 NewsWithViews.com [Announcement: Did you know Alan Stang has a new radio show? Click here for details.] Recently, we talked about the powers of the grand jury that the government has hidden from you, powers that newly informed Americans are beginning to reassert. That process, however sound and constitutional, will take some time, precisely because those powers, under remorseless judicial usurpation, have long lain dormant. Most Am … Read More

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The Right To Be Left Alone… (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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http://gunnyg.blogspot.com/2007/02/police-as-standing-army.html The Right To Be Left Alone… POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY…? PART II POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY It is largely forgotten that the war for American independence was initiated in large part by the British Crown's practice of using troops to police civilians in Boston and other cities.244 Professional soldiers used in the same ways as modern police were among the primary grievances enuncia … Read More

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Video- Obama Advisor: ‘Invade Israel’

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Samantha Power is the Special Assistant to President Obama. She has his ear and advises him on foreign policy, amongst other things. In a video newly discovered, she states that the United States should spend “billions” on a “new” Palestinian state, while putting troops on the ground to support that effort…

Here is a partial transcript (emphasis mine):

Power- What we need is a willingness to actually put something on the line in, sort of, helping the situation. And putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import. It may, more crucially, mean sacrificing, or investing more than sacrificing literally billions of dollars not in servicing Israeli military but actually investing in the new state of Palestine; in investing billions of dollars it would probably take also to support, I think, what will have to be a mammoth protection force…a meaningful military presence because, it seems to me at this stage, and this is true of actual genocides as well and not just major human rights abuses which we’re seeing there, but is that you, you have to go in as if you’re serious.

You have to put something on the line and unfortunately, imposition of a solution on unwilling parties is dreadful… but sadly, you know, we don’t just have a democracy here either. We have a liberal democracy… but [Israel] requires external intervention.

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28% Say Libya Important To U.S. National Security, 42% Disagree

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While the Obama administration presses on with the military mission in Libya, few voters view the North African country as important to America’s own security.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. Voters think Libya is a vital national security interest for the United States these days. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree and say Libya is not important to U.S. national security, while a sizable 29% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

A plurality (45%) also thinks the United States should not get involved in conflicts like Libya for humanitarian reasons when the situation does not directly threaten this country. But 35% feel the United States should get involved in conflicts for humanitarian reasons even when there is no direct national security interest at stake. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

Forty-five percent (45%) of Likely Voters support President Obama’s decision to use the U.S. military to help rebels in Libya, but slightly more (47%) think the president should have gotten Congress’ approval first.

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Pravda (Russian Nes Agency) not too happy with Mr. Obama: “liar and cheat”

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I guess the reset button thing not working out as planned:

And what a sickening disappointment Barack Obama has become. Rather than being the champion of a new approach, as he promised to be, he is a pathetic and useless shadow, a spent force before he got off the ground. Barack Obama is an insult to those who believed in him.

The people of the United States of America may as well vote for Sarah Palin next time around. At least she does not try to cloak her stupidity in swaddling cloths soaked in scent.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.pravda.ru …

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SHOCKING AUDIO: Philadelphia Police violate rights of open carrier at gunpoint (PA)

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Listen as a citizen exercising his 2nd amendment right to legally bear arms was violently assaulted by Philadelphia Police with no cause.

In Pennsylvania carrying a gun is not reasonable suspicion of a crime and not justification for a stop and search or a detainment.

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A Letter of Thanks and Encouragement to Paul E. Vallely MG and Donald Trump| The Post & Email

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The following letter has been sent to Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely (Ret.) and Donald Trump:

I am compelled to write this letter of gratitude and encouragement on behalf of myself and the millions of Americans who have been harmed by the fraud that is behind B.Hussein Obama and goes much deeper. I hope my comments find their way to both Paul Vallely and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump/Paul Vallely might just be the best ‘ticket’ for President and VP at this juncture. What a great idea. Trump is so relaxed, informed and cool about this. It’s refreshing. I wish, due to his financial ability, he would fund an all-out war to release all the information and records and I wonder if he just might be having it all investigated quietly and behind the scenes. He’s not a stupid man and I can’t imagine him running or even speaking without doing his homework. Many of us have read and researched massive amounts of very revealing, credible and damning information that covers far more than a mere birth certificate which could be forged at this point. The money and effort spent by our government and the Pretender to obfuscate and withhold background information is astounding and proof the continued effort to expose it is a valid and imperative conquest.

What a blast it would be to watch the very capable, informed, successful and confident Trump and Vallely debate the issues facing our country and the methods necessary to correct them.

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“Remember when smokers begged for people to be a little understanding? Remember when smokers warned that there would be a tax that ALL people would have to pay on something they held dear?” ~ Taxing the Miles You Drive. GPS to Track and Record All Vehicles? (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

March 26, 2011 1 comment

Remember when smokers begged for people to be a little understanding? Remember when smokers warned that there would be a tax that ALL people would have to pay on something they held dear? Well, I think the GPS tax for tracking and taxing every mile you drive just may fit that bill. This tax, like the cigarette smokers tax, will have devastating consequences on the poor and middle income people. With a tax on every mile we drive, not to mention tr … Read More

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Patton Discovered The Truth And Was Killed For It (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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As General Patton started to actually become acquainted with the defeated Germans and America's Soviet allies, Patton finally realized what he was in the midst of, and his opinions about the war, and both our enemies and allies changed drastically. What Patton realized was recorded in his diary, and in letters to everyone from his family and friends, to other military and government personnel. It's a good thing that these writings were preserved, … Read More

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Gaddafi: America’s easy target?

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The US opts not to interfere in the internal affairs of its allies in the region, no matter how grave the situation becomes. Vijay Prashad, the Director of International Studies at Trinity College explained Libya was an easy target in the region, a non-US ally who does not walk in-step with the West. And, the UN resolution on Libya is so vague it doesn’t differentiate well between civilians and rebels – opening the door for the coalition to support the rebels above and beyond humanitarian needs.

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The Last Gleaming: America Enters The Twilight Zone

March 26, 2011 1 comment

The headline read “European Governments Completely Puzzled About US Position On Libya.” To which we could only note, at this point within our Nation, many Americans can only sympathize with the puzzled Europeans. The wide if not dizzying array of bizarre policy positions that Obama and the Democrats have consistently taken could make even a mute Shaolin Monk shriek in terrified dismay.

Even Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton has also had enough, apparently, when she intimated via the media that she would be hanging up her Department Of State riding gear and quitting public life in 2012 regardless of the President’s plans, such was her seeming and utter disgust with the ongoing and beyond weird processes of concentrated Statism on parade. We truly didn’t know that she had it in her, quite frankly, speaking of situational logic, but this does speak to something much larger at play than simply being perplexed at the current unseemly management.

In truth, it now seems that our Globe, along with our our Government, has traveled beyond the daunting realm of the bizarre in 2011 and this, it should be noted, is not the occasionally favored brand of bizarre either. While America finds itself at a conjunction of crises involving virtually every subject one can cough up, it becomes evident that our leadership has decided to go absolutely nuclear and tackle only the surplus supplies of their anti-depressant stash. Stubbornly insisting on evading any if not all of the difficult problems which our nation faces, by the artifice of either worsening those same problem, within a cloud of procrastination or contriving fixes that actually complicate those same problems even further.

(Excerpt) Read more at conservativerefocus.com …

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The Commander-in-Chief Bows Once Again

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The Obama Administration’s penchant for ignoring the US Constitution is, once again, on display.

On several occasions here at IntellectualConservative, both as a poster to commentary and as an author of said commentary I have questioned the President’s allegiance to both the rule of law and the US Constitution. Just last week, the latest intentional disregard of that document was again on display for all to see.

March 17th of 2011, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973 demanding an immediate cease fire in Libya. The resolution also demanded that Col. Qadhafi relinquish all gains his Army had earned since they turned the tide on the revolutionaries in early March. The resolution went on to mandate the establishment of a “no-fly” zone over Libya to restrict Col. Qadhafi’s use of his air assets against the revolutionaries and his civilian population.

Since Barry Soetoro was inaugurated, I’ve documented his penchant for the disregarding laws he doesn’t like; along with his disturbing habit of using the Dept. of Justice to selectively enforce or decline to enforce duly enacted laws that conflict with his political ideology. Examples of such are legion, and not worth enumerating here once again. Suffice it to say that the evidence that our current Commander-in-Chief cares little for the US Constitution and even less for American citizens is overwhelming.

I’ll also state, for the record, that each time I’ve pointed out this person’s proclivity for simply ignoring stare decisis I’ve been set upon by progressive of posters on this site as some type of rabble rousing, extremist, revolutionary myself.

Now we have Barry’s ideological mindset on full display. Unlike his predecessor, President Bush sought and received both Congressional and Senatorial authorizations to act militarily in Iraq. Democrats eventually began to demand the impeachment of President Bush for acting under that authorization.

According to both the US Constitution and the 1973 War Powers Resolution the President has no authority to deploy armed forces to action abroad unless one of two conditions are met: He must either be able to prove the US is under direct attack or a serious threat of attack, or he must first obtain the authorization of the US Congress. The War Powers Resolution further requires the President to officially notify Congress of any commitment of military action………………………………….

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‘Islamic Antichrist’? Why Glenn Beck raves about it (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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It's one of the most thought-provoking and sensational books of our time, recently featured center-stage on Glenn Beck's Fox News program, and today only, WND readers can get an autographed, hardcover copy of Joel Richardson's blockbuster, "The Islamic Antichrist," for only $4.95 – a radical $21 discount! The Bible predicts that in the last days a charismatic leader will establish a global following in the name of peace. TheIt Quran also predicts … Read More

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Update: The First Time I Heard of Barack…By: Tom Fife…. (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Update: The First Time I Heard of Barack...By: Tom Fife.... This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=88439 Saturday, March 14, 2009 FAITH2ACTION Socialism Communism scheduled for a vote in Senate Exclusive: Janet Porter shares 1992 account about Soviet 'Barack' being groomed Posted: February 10, 2009 1:00 am Eastern By Janet Porter The cover of Newsweek proclaims: "We Are All Socialists Now. … Read More

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The Real DiLorenzo: A ‘Southern Partisan’ Interview ~ “I call him the Founding Father of big government. It’s kind of strange. There are these self-described conservatives who are the big Lincoln idolaters”

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…The nationally syndicated columnist, Paul Criag Roberts wrote to me and said, “They’re attacking you because you’re destroying their human capital.” What he meant by that is that there are academics who have spent careers writing fables and fairytales about Abraham Lincoln. Then I come along and do my best to present real facts and portray Abraham Lincoln as a real life human being, not as a saint. It threatens their whole veracity.

The very first e-mail I got was from a philosophy professor at Gettysburg College. He congratulated me and told me that in his opinion, “You’ve overthrown the myth about a real legend.” And he said his colleague, Gabor Boritt, is not going to like it at all.

I quote Gabor Boritt commenting on Lincoln’s career-long infatuation with colonization, or shipping all the black people back to Africa or Haiti or South America or someplace. I quoted Boritt as saying, “This is how honest people lie.” In other words, all those statements about colonization were honest lies. If that’s not Orwellian, what is?

In a sense, you’re not attacking Lincoln, so much as the very foundations of modernAmerican national government.

I call him the Founding Father of big government. It’s kind of strange. There are these self-described conservatives who are the big Lincoln idolaters, like the people at the Claremont Institute. But really, when you look at them, they advocate nationalism and executive power. That’s one reason why they idolize him so much. That’s totally at odds with the Jeffersonian tradition.

On the other side of the coin are the liberal historians. Liberals always have Lincoln and FDR as their number one and number two presidents, because they were the most dictatorial of all our presidents. So, you have this odd mix of liberal and conservative academics, both of whom idolize Lincoln because they really do embrace big government.

Big government conservatives don’t mind big government as long as people like themselves are in charge of it. They run the Bush administration, at the moment.

Doesn’t it seem terribly contrary that liberals attach themselves to Lincoln the way they do?

That’s my whole case. It doesn’t make sense. Lincoln spent 28 years in his involvement in politics, working diligently for policies that would use the government to benefit primarily big business and big banks, which were almost entirely in the North. Why would he spend 28 years in the political trenches, working for these things, and then, when he becomes president, why would that not be his main goal? I argue that it was. That’s why he waged war……………….

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Hannity Goes All-In On Obama Birth Certificate: ‘What’s Wrong With Asking?’

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A coalition of peculiar media forces apparently led by Donald Trump appear to be working to make President Barack Obama’s birth certificate a major 2012 campaign issue, and all signs point to Sean Hannity hopping on the bandwagon. After dedicating a significant amount of time on his radio show earlier this week to the matter, he brought it up once again on TV in the context of Trump’s potential 2012 bid, calling the entire ordeal ‘odd.’

The discussion began on his “Great American Panel,” where Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie was urging viewers not to completely dismiss Trump as a viable presidential candidate. This allowed Hannity to bring up the birth certificate, which Trump had been demanding to see, and Hannity noted merely asking the question had helped Trump’s poll numbers: “he’s now in a tie for 5th place, two points behind Sarah Palin.” Panelist Ron Daniels scoffed at the idea that being anywhere near Palin on the polls was a good thing, and dismissed the idea that Trump even wanted to be President. “It’s a publicity stunt,” he concluded.

But Hannity was far more interested in pursuing President Obama’s birthplace struggles, wondering aloud yet again why the President has yet to produce a long-form birth certificate. He took his now-typical line of attack, noting that Dick Cheney had to prove his residency and that President Chester A. Arthur had one attorney after him proclaiming he was born in either Ireland or Canada. That said, Hannity clarified that he personally had no questions as to whether the President was American, but he did not consider himself a worthy arbiter of that.

Legal analyst Peter Johnson agreed that “there is a way to put this to bed”– showing a birth certificate that would be adequate to those who believe the conspiracy– and that the White House has not produced said certificate raised questions. Daniels objected, noting correctly that the White House in fact has published President Obama’s birth certificate several times, but the copy presented was not sufficient. To that, Hannity concluded the discussion articulating what many exposed to the birther debate regularly lament: “let’s get out of this. This is stupid.”

The segment via Fox News below:

(VIDEO AT LINK)

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The Nazi Cult of the Organic

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Gemeinnutzgeht vor Eigennutz. (The common good supersedes the private good.) ~ Nazi slogan

Prologue

Fanatical environmentalism, vegetarianism, animal rights and public health are four progressive policy initiatives that most people would not readily associate with Hitler and the Nazis. “Unlike Marxism, which declared much of culture and humanity irrelevant to the revolution, National Socialism was holistic,” wrote Jonah Goldberg. Indeed, “organic” and “holistic” were the Nazi terms of art for totalitarianism. The Mussolinian vision of everything inside the state, nothing outside the state, was organic-ized by the Nazis. In this sense, the Bavarian cabinet minister Hans Schemm was deadly serious when he said, “National Socialism is applied biology [Darwinism].”

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Today I Learned That Unions Are Like the Mafia

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Let me first put it out there that, unlike some of my fellow conservatives/libertarians, I don’t believe unions are inherently bad, or at least the larger labor movement isn’t. In the past, it was a force for good, producing some much needed reforms at a time when some companies were beyond corrupt.

However, I also believe that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and many, if not most, unions have gained absolute power wherever they set up shop.

Take Philadelphia, for example, where the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America is trying to give a business a bad name. Not because they make their employees work backbreaking long hours. Not even because they won’t negotiate better wages or benefits. No, it’s because their landlord won’t hire from within their union to do construction work on the building.

Apparently, you hire only union workers in Philly or face the consequences.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticright.com …

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Bachmann: “I Want A Waiver From The Last Two Years Of Obama” (video)

March 26, 2011 1 comment

Bachmann: “I Want A Waiver From The Last Two Years Of Obama”

Anthony Weiner said he wanted a waiver from ObamaCare. now, this is rich. because our colleague Anthony Weiner said that he wrote the bill for ObamaCare. In fact, his quote was the bill and I are one. now, if Anthony Weiner wants a waiver, I want mine too. I want a waiver from the last two years of President Obama. Are you with me?,” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said at the Conservative Principles PAC conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com …

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“America’s defeat in Vietnam is the most egregious failure in the history of American arms” ~ A Failure In Generalship « ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~

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America’s defeat in Vietnam is the most egregious failure in the history of American arms. America’s general officer corps refused to prepare the Army to fight unconventional wars, despite ample indications that such preparations were in order. Having failed to prepare for such wars, America’s generals sent our forces into battle without a coherent plan for victory. Unprepared for war and lacking a coherent strategy, America lost the war and the lives of more than 58,000 service members.

Following World War II, there were ample indicators that America’s enemies would turn to insurgency to negate our advantages in firepower and mobility. The French experiences in Indochina and Algeria offered object lessons to Western armies facing unconventional foes. These lessons were not lost on the more astute members of America’s political class. In 1961, President Kennedy warned of “another type of war, new in its intensity, ancient in its origin — war by guerrillas, subversives, insurgents, assassins, war by ambush instead of by combat, by infiltration instead of aggression, seeking victory by evading and exhausting the enemy instead of engaging him.” In response to these threats, Kennedy undertook a comprehensive program to prepare America’s armed forces for counterinsurgency.

Despite the experience of their allies and the urging of their president, America’s generals failed to prepare their forces for counterinsurgency. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Decker assured his young president, “Any good soldier can handle guerrillas.” Despite Kennedy’s guidance to the contrary, the Army viewed the conflict in Vietnam in conventional terms. As late as 1964, Gen. Earle Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated flatly that “the essence of the problem in Vietnam is military.” While the Army made minor organizational adjustments at the urging of the president, the generals clung to what Andrew Krepinevich has called “the Army concept,” a vision of warfare focused on the destruction of the enemy’s forces.

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“America’s generals have been checked by a form of war that they did not prepare for and do not understand” ~ A Failure In Generalship « ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~

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Mortal Danger

This article began with Frederick the Great’s admonition to his officers to focus their energies on the larger aspects of war. The Prussian monarch’s innovations had made his army the terror of Europe, but he knew that his adversaries were learning and adapting. Frederick feared that his generals would master his system of war without thinking deeply about the ever-changing nature of war, and in doing so would place Prussia’s security at risk. These fears would prove prophetic. At the Battle of Valmy in 1792, Frederick’s successors were checked by France’s ragtag citizen army. In the fourteen years that followed, Prussia’s generals assumed without much reflection that the wars of the future would look much like those of the past. In 1806, the Prussian Army marched lockstep into defeat and disaster at the hands of Napoleon at Jena. Frederick’s prophecy had come to pass; Prussia became a French vassal.

Iraq is America’s Valmy. America’s generals have been checked by a form of war that they did not prepare for and do not understand. They spent the years following the 1991 Gulf War mastering a system of war without thinking deeply about the ever changing nature of war. They marched into Iraq having assumed without much reflection that the wars of the future would look much like the wars of the past. Those few who saw clearly our vulnerability to insurgent tactics said and did little to prepare for these dangers. As at Valmy, this one debacle, however humiliating, will not in itself signal national disaster. The hour is late, but not too late to prepare for the challenges of the Long War. We still have time to select as our generals those who possess the intelligence to visualize future conflicts and the moral courage to advise civilian policymakers on the preparations needed for our security. The power and the responsibility to identify such generals lie with the U.S. Congress. If Congress does not act, our Jena awaits us.

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“Armies do not fight wars; nations fight wars. War is not a military activity conducted by soldiers, but rather a social activity that involves entire nations” ~ A Failure In Generalship « ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~

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The Responsibilities of Generalship

Armies do not fight wars; nations fight wars. War is not a military activity conducted by soldiers, but rather a social activity that involves entire nations. Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz noted that passion, probability and policy each play their role in war. Any understanding of war that ignores one of these elements is fundamentally flawed.

The passion of the people is necessary to endure the sacrifices inherent in war. Regardless of the system of government, the people supply the blood and treasure required to prosecute war. The statesman must stir these passions to a level commensurate with the popular sacrifices required. When the ends of policy are small, the statesman can prosecute a conflict without asking the public for great sacrifice. Global conflicts such as World War II require the full mobilization of entire societies to provide the men and materiel necessary for the successful prosecution of war. The greatest error the statesman can make is to commit his nation to a great conflict without mobilizing popular passions to a level commensurate with the stakes of the conflict.

Popular passions are necessary for the successful prosecution of war, but cannot be sufficient. To prevail, generals must provide policymakers and the public with a correct estimation of strategic probabilities. The general is responsible for estimating the likelihood of success in applying force to achieve the aims of policy. The general describes both the means necessary for the successful prosecution of war and the ways in which the nation will employ those means. If the policymaker desires ends for which the means he provides are insufficient, the general is responsible for advising the statesman of this incongruence. The statesman must then scale back the ends of policy or mobilize popular passions to provide greater means. If the general remains silent while the statesman commits a nation to war with insufficient means, he shares culpability for the results.

However much it is influenced by passion and probability, war is ultimately an instrument of policy and its conduct is the responsibility of policymakers. War is a social activity undertaken on behalf of the nation; Augustine counsels us that the only purpose of war is to achieve a better peace. The choice of making war to achieve a better peace is inherently a value judgment in which the statesman must decide those interests and beliefs worth killing and dying for. The military man is no better qualified than the common citizen to make such judgments. He must therefore confine his input to his area of expertise — the estimation of strategic probabilities.

via A Failure In Generalship « ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~.

Video of Obama Stating He Was Born in Kenya, not U.S.

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I saw the video yesterday along with an article with video experts saying it was doctored and edited from other speeches. I wish I could find the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwhKuunp8D8&feature=player_embedded

via Video of Obama Stating He Was Born in Kenya, not U.S..

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Gunny G: On The Term “Ex-Marine”! (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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So, “There Are No ex-Marines” Huh? July 2007 There has been a rash of news articles lately where ex-Marines or Soldiers present at the scene during shootings, robberies, etc. have taken out the perpetrator. Usually the article, in the case of Marines, refers to the Marine as an “ex-Marine,” Where does this term “ex-Marine come from? Well, I personally and clearly recall that it was in vogue just after WW II and long after. When someone was referr … Read More

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US Army Apologizes for Horrific Photos From Afghanistan by Matthias Gebauer and Hasnain Kazim

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Major Public Backlash

At NATO headquarters, there are fears that the coming days could see angry protests in Afghanistan or even potential attacks against NATO units. “The images have an enormous potential here in Afghanistan,” one NATO general told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “Experience shows that it might take a couple of days, but then people’s anger will be vented.”

NATO, under the leadership of the US Army, has been preparing for possible publication of the photos for close to 100 days. In dozens of high-level talks with their Afghan partners, military leaders have sought to pursue the same strategy used by the US diplomatic corps in the case of the sensitive diplomatic cables released late last year by WikiLeaks. They warned those most directly affected and made preparations for the photos’ appearance in the public sphere. This “strategic communication” was aimed at preventing a major public backlash.

The high ranks of those involved in the talks show just how seriously Washington has taken the problem. US Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke about the case with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The head of all NATO troops in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, likewise met with Karzai.

By apologizing and by promising that those responsible will be prosecuted, the US is hoping to prevent Karzai from making any angry public statements on the case.

via US Army Apologizes for Horrific Photos From Afghanistan by Matthias Gebauer and Hasnain Kazim.

Libya Exposes Obama As Our Latest Neocon President by Richard M. Salsman

March 26, 2011 1 comment

In violation of the U.S. Constitution, President Obama has launched a semi-war against Libya, a nation that did not attack the U.S. and was not a threat to its self-interest or national security. But Obama and the neoconservative warmongers who inspire his unjust actions don’t even pretend to put America first. They presume foreign policy is morally “noble” if it sacrifices America’s self-interest, her wealth, her soldiers and even her national security. And the more such values are sacrificed, the more “success” they presume.

Although the U.S. Constitution properly designates the president as the commander-in-chief of the U.S. military, it also specifically states (in Article I, Section Eight) that the power “to declare war” resides solely in the legislature – in the U.S. Congress – the body that also has the “power of the purse,” to provide funding for legitimately-declared wars. In the same section Congress is given the power to “suppress insurrections and repel invasions,” which implies that foreign nations properly may do likewise.

Yet Obama has invaded Libya without securing a declaration of war from Congress, and is intervening in what amounts to a civil war between equally-illiberal Arabs, one side of which seeks only to “suppress insurrection.” Does this mean an insurrection in the U.S. against an illiberal Obama can be legitimately supported by foreign powers (say Canada) in a bombing campaign to degrade U.S. defenses and establish a no-fly zone on the East Coast?

It’s simply ludicrous for Obama to rationalize his actions on the grounds that he obtained permission from the U.N., NATO or the Arab League. The U.S. Constitution neither requires nor allows any of that; though it does require that Obama get permission – an explicit war declaration – from the U.S. Congress. He hasn’t done this, which is an impeachable defense, regardless of whether his predecessors committed the same wrong.

These entities are either innocuous or dangerous, for they either do not hold America’s interests as their primary aim (NATO) or actually stand opposed to America’s interests, security and the Constitution (U.N., Arab League). That’s why Obama took this route – as did Truman, Bush I, Bush II and Clinton. They all put America second or last, the supposedly “moral” stance. We’ve seen such evil before, as when Democratic presidents pushed America into disastrous wars – see Woodrow Wilson (WWI), FDR (WWII), Truman (Korea), JFK and LBJ (Viet Nam) – not solely out of U.S. self-interest, but to “make the world safe for democracy,” which means: safe for a political system America’s Founders did not want and actively opposed.

via Libya Exposes Obama As Our Latest Neocon President by Richard M. Salsman.

‘Less Government’ Republicans… Not by Eric Peters

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

You expect sickly, smothering statism from liberal Democrats (well, ok, Democrats in general). It’s their stated policy, after all. At least give them credit for being above board about it. But when it comes from a Republican (as often as not one who touts his or her “conservative “credentials) it’s like getting cold-cocked by a friend. You’re defenses are down; you don’t see it coming.

Like The Chimp himself once said: Fool me once… shame on.. shame on you… you can’t get fooled again.

Except many people – Republican voters – reflexively, routinely do get fooled again.

In Connecticut, for example, Republican Governor Jodi Rell supported the use of automated speed enforcement cameras on state highways. “Safety” is the predictable mantra, as always – and also the typically Republican appeal to badge-licking “law n’ order.” But the reality is that Rell saw an easy way to increase taxes without having to come out in favor of an overt tax increase. She – like Republican politicians in Virginia who came up with “abusive” and”reckless” driver fees of $1,000 or more to be levied onto motorists convicted of ordinary traffic offenses (since repealed or defeated – but still) figures the dumbos out there are too stupid to understand that a tax is a tax is a tax, whether it’s called one or not.

The bottom line is always – pay up!

And, give up – your liberty.

Mitt Romney’s heaf-cayuh “reform” – with its individual mandate that became the core of Obamacare – is another example.

via ‘Less Government’ Republicans… Not by Eric Peters.

The World – American Style by Michael S. Rozeff

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The U.S. government has a known and explicit policy, discussed below, concerning Persian Gulf oil. The visible foreign results of this policy, so far, include the Gulf War of 1990, the subsequent sanctions on Iraq, the U.S. actions during the Iran-Iraq War, the U.S. attack and war on Iraq (2003-present), the U.S. sanctions against Iran, and now the U.S. war in Libya. This is not to say that these actions have been well thought out or have succeeded in their aims with respect to the government’s prime objective. In fact, blunders dominate the list.

The domestic results of this policy, so far, include such items as the Patriot Act, curtailment of various freedoms and rights, the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, travel restrictions, financial restrictions, militarization of police forces, and vast invasions of privacy. Other results include the encouragement of terrorism, the war on terror, use of torture, abductions, and holding prisoners incommunicado for indefinite terms.

What then is this policy? A RAND document reviews the U.S. oil policy in the mid-East and associated regions. It points out (p. 60) that President Carter enunciated this policy on January 23, 1980 in his State of the Union Address:

“Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.”

Even before this, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in September of 1978 issued a strategy assessment in which it wrote of “continuous access to petroleum resources” as priority #1 in the region, along with seeing that Israel survived. In 1979, the military put together a “Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), which soon gained full, unified command status as the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM).”

Every President since Carter has supported this doctrine, added to it, strengthened it, expanded it, or implemented it by policy actions including making war.

Hence, there is no question that the U.S. considers the uninterrupted oil flow from this region as a vital interest. The U.S. has made war over Kuwait in 1990, in Iraq in this century, and now in Libya. It has gone into related areas such as Somalia, Yemen, and Afghanistan. It has confronted Iran for decades. It has armed and aided all sorts of dictatorial regimes in the region.

via The World – American Style by Michael S. Rozeff.

The World According To Soros. . .

March 26, 2011 2 comments

George Soros, writing for the Atlantic Monthly Digital Edition, must have been having a great laugh at his private joke when explaining how the greatest threat to Western civilization is no longer communism.

According to George Soros, billionaire capitalist extraordinaire, the greatest threat to western capitalism is . . . wait for it . . . George Soros!

“Although I have made a fortune in the financial markets, I now fear that the untrammeled intensification of laissez-faire capitalism and the spread of market values into all areas of life is endangering our open and democratic society. The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.”

(Excerpt) Read more at omegaletter.com …

via The World According To Soros. . ..

Trump’s Message to Obama?| The Post & Email

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

IF you want to support Trump’s challenge, you can do this WITHOUT declaring him to be your choice for president, or any other office — just keep the pressure on Barry Soetoro/Obama until he is exposed!

To send a thank-you to Donald for speaking out and calling for the birth certificates, go to this website: http://www.ShouldTrumpRun.com, click on the “Contact Us” tab, and post your comments there.

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It takes less than a minute or two, and you can vent as I did below, if you are so inclined:

Thank you, Donald, for stepping up to the plate and talking about the number 1 question that is on the minds of 270 million Americans: can Obama prove that he can issue anything other than unlawful orders, since he has not proven that he is a natural born Citizen? (If not, then LTC Terry Lakin should be freed from Leavenworth, where he is imprisoned for asking the same question you have.)

The Birth Certificate (not that forged and inadmissible piece of ‘dog mess’ that Obama has posted on the internet – the CERTIFICATION of LIVE BIRTH) is a logical place to start, since the ditzy-dimbulbs on The View can’t even talk logically about that one.

Then, when you hit them with the definition: -“The natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens…it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.” – they will become even more apoplectic, and suffer a complete meltdown on public TV or radio.

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American Fear

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Whether they realize it or not Americans live in a constant state of fear every day. I’m not referring to the fears of everyday life like losing a job or having an accident of some kind, but rather a more sinister and devious fear; a fear that Americans only dare talk about around the water cooler or at cocktail parties so as not to be taken seriously; a fear they try to mask with a with a whimsical tone of sarcasm or indifference. Whether Americans want to admit it or not, it’s the single greatest fear in their lives: fear of the government.

Right about now there are those reading this thinking: Don Cooper is a drunk. To which I reply: what’s that got to do with it? Maybe more people should drink if that’s what it takes to sober up and confront what they are really afraid of.

In their defense, I’ll admit that reality is scary. No argument that living in delusion is warmer, safer, cozier, and easier. Pretending is always more fun than reality, that’s why we go to the movies. But fear of the government is a fear that invades a person’s soul and – since the government intervenes in every aspect of our lives – it affects every move we make every day.

Fear of the government is hard to recognize and acknowledge. It’s a fear that we are taught early on in life and to which we become accustomed. We inevitably end up tucking it away in the far reaches of our minds in order to function “normally” every day and live our lives. But just as a car backfiring will trigger a sense of fear from a shell-shocked veteran, so too can the State trigger that…

(Excerpt) Read more at dailyreckoning.com …

via American Fear.

Gunny G: “First They Came For The Smokers, NOW They Will Come For The Drivers…etc.”

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

“First They Came For The Smokers, NOW They Will Come For The Drivers…etc.”

“Remember when smokers begged for people to be a little understanding? Remember when smokers warned that there would be a taxGPS tax for tracking and taxing every mile you drive just may fit that bill. that ALL people would have to pay on something they held dear? Well, I think the

This tax, like the cigarette smokers tax, will have devastating consequences on the poor and middle income people. With a tax on every mile we drive, not to mention tracking information on every mile we drive, are we seeing the “hope” and “change” that Obama and the democrats were talking about?”

(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com …

via Taxing the Miles You Drive. GPS to Track and Record All Vehicles?.

The Rush Towards Socialism — and How To Stop It by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

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The Rush Towards Socialism — and How To Stop It

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

It only took the Obama administration a couple of weeks to prove that the national leadership of the Democratic Party is guided by totalitarian-minded socialists who seek to create an omnipotent government. The U.S. government is now controlled by people who have been dreaming of living out their utopian socialist fantasies ever since the fantasies were brought to their attention in college decades ago by their Mao/Castro/Che Guevara poster-hanging, capitalism-hating, communistic professors.

The administration’s main agenda is an explosion of federal spending and debt so large and outrageous that America will soon exceed Sweden in the proportion of the economy that is controlled by government — if it hasn’t already. That’s just for starters. They also want to sharply increase taxes on the most productive and hardest-working people in society; increase the capital gains tax to deter private investment; expand the welfare state; spend trillions on pure, pork barrel spending in a massive vote-buying spree; set all corporate compensation levels by governmental fiat; tax away the wealth of unpopular business people (only starting with those AIG executives); regulate and control all risk taking by private entrepreneurs; enforce a civilian draft to create a modern-day, American version of the Hitler Youth (See Rahm Emanuel‘s creepy, Stalinist-sounding book entitled The Plan); nationalize entire industries, starting with the capital markets (they understand that there can be no capitalism without private capital markets); and double, triple, and quadruple the number of “regulators” who already regulate all aspects of human life in America.

At the recent G-20 meeting Obama even signed off on the creation of an international regulatory “authority” that could set compensation policies in American corporations. On top of this, there is a never-ending drumbeat of anti-capitalist propaganda coming from the administration and its worshipful mouthpieces in the “mainstream media.”

What can be done? How can this rush toward totalitarian socialism be stopped? Will the Republicans find another old, angry geezer to appeal to the angry white male vote? How about another mumbling and incompetent Bush family heir? Will there be another Reagan who will talk libertarian while governing more like a European Social Democrat? Will they trot out another old “war hero” who will plunge us into war with Iran, North Korea, China, or whomever, to divert our attention away from the economic mess government has placed us in? These are the likely alternatives if we cling to the fantasy that “throwing the bums out” at election time leads to something other than another group of slightly different bums.

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“We are the only country in history that ever deliberately changed its ethnic makeup” (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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“For Americans, our own country can no longer be considered our own. We prove daily our country losing itself inside itself.”"We are the only country in history that ever deliberately changed its ethnic makeup, and history has few examples of ‘diversity’ creating a stable society.”Richard Lamm, former governor of Colorado“ via ~ The GUNNY "G" BLOG & E-MAIL ~. … Read More

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“We are the only country in history that ever deliberately changed its ethnic makeup” (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

March 26, 2011 1 comment

“For Americans, our own country can no longer be considered our own. We prove daily our country losing itself inside itself.”"We are the only country in history that ever deliberately changed its ethnic makeup, and history has few examples of ‘diversity’ creating a stable society.”Richard Lamm, former governor of Colorado“ via ~ The GUNNY "G" BLOG & E-MAIL ~. … Read More

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Censored TV Ad Banned from Airwaves

March 26, 2011 4 comments

A television ad for EndofAmericaVideo.com that features Alex Jones’ narration has been banned from broadcasting on nearly every major cable and satellite network. Its imposed blackout is due largely to its clarity and accuracy about the real current events covered in the free video it references, a video that mainstream outlets do not want people to see.

If you want to learn more and watch the FREE 60 minute video the media doesn’t want you to see, go to EndofAmericaVideo.com. Again, this is a free video, but the truths it contains are upsetting to the establishment at large, hence its suppression.

via Censored TV Ad Banned from Airwaves.

Nearly Half of U.S. EPA’s West Coast Radiation Monitors Might be Out Sick

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

We’ve been telling you for almost two weeks now that radiation from Japan was headed our way, but not to worry.

We are your friend.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported this week that trace amounts of the Fukushima nuclear power plant radiation was detected in Orange and Riverside Counties — at levels “hundreds of thousands to millions of times below levels of concern.”

Okay. But here is a concern:

Eight of the EPA’s 18 West Coast monitors might not be working!

The agency announced this week that the gizmos were “undergoing quality review,” according to an EPA statement.

Reassuring.

Maybe this isn’t the best time to have our radiation monitors conk out?

The agency claims that it has more than enough monitors, and that they overlap.

So, um, to summarize. Don’t trip out, because you won’t be exposed to harmful radiation. But nearly half of the government’s monitors that measure that radiation might not be working.

But stay calm.

Still, just to be on the safe side, you can check in with Weekly contributor Michael Collins handy-dandy indie monitor in Santa Monica, here.

via Nearly Half of U.S. EPA’s West Coast Radiation Monitors Might be Out Sick.

The Triumph of Evil (barf Alert)

March 26, 2011 1 comment

and…we the sheeple need a lecture from…0’pinhead

NOT LIKELY!

by gunnyg

(“A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever…)

via The Triumph of Evil (barf Alert).

The World – American Style by Michael S. Rozeff ~ “Is the US Ruled by a Military Junta?”

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The U.S. government has a known and explicit policy, discussed below, concerning Persian Gulf oil. The visible foreign results of this policy, so far, include the Gulf War of 1990, the subsequent sanctions on Iraq, the U.S. actions during the Iran-Iraq War, the U.S. attack and war on Iraq (2003-present), the U.S. sanctions against Iran, and now the U.S. war in Libya. This is not to say that these actions have been well thought out or have succeeded in their aims with respect to the government’s prime objective. In fact, blunders dominate the list.

The domestic results of this policy, so far, include such items as the Patriot Act, curtailment of various freedoms and rights, the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, travel restrictions, financial restrictions, militarization of police forces, and vast invasions of privacy. Other results include the encouragement of terrorism, the war on terror, use of torture, abductions, and holding prisoners incommunicado for indefinite terms.

What then is this policy? A RAND document reviews the U.S. oil policy in the mid-East and associated regions. It points out (p. 60) that President Carter enunciated this policy on January 23, 1980 in his State of the Union Address:

“Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.”

Even before this, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in September of 1978 issued a strategy assessment in which it wrote of “continuous access to petroleum resources” as priority #1 in the region, along with seeing that Israel survived. In 1979, the military put together a “Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), which soon gained full, unified command status as the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM).”

Every President since Carter has supported this doctrine, added to it, strengthened it, expanded it, or implemented it by policy actions including making war.

Hence, there is no question that the U.S. considers the uninterrupted oil flow from this region as a vital interest. The U.S. has made war over Kuwait in 1990, in Iraq in this century, and now in Libya. It has gone into related areas such as Somalia, Yemen, and Afghanistan. It has confronted Iran for decades. It has armed and aided all sorts of dictatorial regimes in the region………………

via The World – American Style by Michael S. Rozeff.

Feds May Act if Florida Stalls on Health-Reform Law

March 26, 2011 2 comments

If Florida leaders refuse to carry out the new national health-care law, Uncle Sam is prepared to take charge on behalf of the state’s consumers.

One year after President Barack Obama signed the health-care overhaul into law, federal officials are urging Florida and other reluctant states to shape it to meet their needs and to take advantage of millions of dollars of federal planning grants. Failure to participate, officials warned this week, means a loss of state control.

But Florida Gov. Rick Scott — backed by fellow Republicans in the Legislature who strongly oppose “ObamaCare” — has refused $2 million in federal planning money and ordered state agencies not to implement the law. In addition, Florida has challenged the law in federal court, in a lawsuit filed before Scott was elected in November.

“We believe the federal law is unconstitutional, in which case it won’t be enforced,” said Jack McDermott, spokesman for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com …

via Feds May Act if Florida Stalls on Health-Reform Law.

Driver Mileage Could Be Taxed

March 26, 2011 3 comments

Policymakers and analysts are considering new sources to fund highway spending.

The reasons, they said, were that federal spending on highways exceeded available funds and current taxes don’t give drivers incentives to consider how much road use costs.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released a study that looked at alternative approaches to highway funding.

The main alternative proposed was taxing motorists for every mile they drive. That didn’t sit well with some motorists.

“Why? We pay for the gasoline, we pay for the cars, we pay for the sales tax, we’re paying tolls,” Austin Horan said.

“Those taxes on gas were designed to pay for the highways, so why should you tax us again?” asked Nick Zambrito.

In its study, the CBO stated there’s a realization that fuel taxes are not giving motorists incentive to use highways efficiently. Basically, people travel, the roads get damaged and there’s not enough money to fix them.

via Driver Mileage Could Be Taxed.

Fred On Everything ~ Screw the Troops * Life on the Pentagon’s Shit Heap (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Screw the Troops Life on the Pentagon's Shit Heap March 4, 2011 You see them here and there, usually in countries where they can afford to live, barely—Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico. They are the Pentagon’s throwaways. There is the old guy, old now anyway, who took several rounds in one of our previous pointless wars, one in Asia, and ended in constant irremediable pain. Little was, or is, visibly wrong with him. Nerve damage is hard to see. Some pa … Read More

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Farrakhan: Obama Selected to Be First Jewish Pres, Defends Gaddafi, America Filled with Beasts

March 26, 2011 1 comment

Eisenhower 1952 Birth-Certificate Fraud Revealed… (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Eisenhower 1952 Birth-Certificate Fraud Revealed... Article Eisenhower 1952 Birth-Certificate Fraud Revealed Sunday, November 29, 2009 By Don Nicoloff November 29, 2009 It seems that in 2009 we do not have to go far in finding the Truth. The Truth has its own way of finding us. After discovering the true identities of "George Herbert Walker Bush, Sr." (aka George H. Scherff, Jr.) [see "Deathbed confessions, photos support claims that George H. Scherff, Jr. was the 41st U.S. President,” Part 1 and … Read More

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When will we next see the Obama salute?

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Things are not going to be going well for The Wan from this point forward.

How long will it be before we see this

again?

My money is on sooner rather than later.

via When will we next see the Obama salute?.

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