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calendar   Thursday - December 31, 2009

Onion-Worthy

Over at Moonbattery, Gregory of Yardale does one of those Year In Review posts. Linky: Most excellent excellence!


May—The Progressive Left focused its rage and scorn on a person who represented the most serious threat to the American way of life in all the 233 years of the Republic’s existence. I refer, of course, to Carrie Prejean; who received the kind of treatment from the mainstream media Hitler might have gotten had he been caught throwing puppies into a wood chipper.



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/31/2009 at 08:38 PM   
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Nasty Deal for GMAC

This doesn’t seem to be much of a news item, but the federal government just injected another pile of cash into GMAC, and then took it over. So the feds own yet another bank/lending institution now.

GMAC to Get Another $3.5B in Aid From Treasury

A GMAC spokeswoman declined to comment on any potential government action but said, “GMAC has been conducting a strategic review of its business and evaluating options to address the challenges in its mortgage operation.” The spokeswoman said GMAC wants to prepare itself to repay the U.S. government.

The willingness by the U.S. Treasury to deepen taxpayer exposure to GMAC reflects the troubled company’s importance to the revival of the auto industry. The company was told to raise additional capital as part of government-led stress tests of large banks conducted earlier this year. The tests were to determine whether firms would need more capital to continue lending if the economy deteriorated in 2009 and 2010.

GMAC has only filled a portion of its capital hole and, unlike other banks that participated in the stress tests, has been unable to attract much capital from private investors. The Treasury said earlier this year that it would make as much money available to GMAC as needed to fill its capital hole and projected the firm would need another government infusion of as much as $5.6 billion.

GMAC’s capital needs have turned out to be somewhat less than originally envisioned, in part because impact from the bankruptcies of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler Corp. was not as severe as federal regulators originally projected.



Ok, here’s the part that I don’t get, the part that rather looks like arm twisting thuggery to me. But what do I know, right? Before this latest cash infusion, Uncle Sugar had fattened up GMAC’s coffers to the tune of 12.5 billion. For this gift of our money, the feds took 35% ownership. Basic math: $12.5B / 35% = $357,142,857.14 for every percent ownership. Now the feds are going to drop in another lump sum, a relatively “piddling” little $5.6 billion, and then they’ll own 56%? Less than half as much infusion but way more than half as much new ownership?  Only $266,666,666.67 per percent? Huh? That doesn’t seem right. It’s not like the feds bought up most of the outstanding stock shares that had fallen in value, is it? This doesn’t seem right to me. But then, the federal government owning both the means of production and the banking industry doesn’t seem right either. I’m just one of those simple minded Conservatives.

Auto finance company GMAC got a new majority owner late Wednesday when the federal government announced it was assuming a 56 percent stake in the company with $3.8 billion in aid.

It was the third bailout for GMAC, which had previously received $12.5 billion in direct federal aid and other support. The government already had a 35 percent stake in the company. GMAC had requested an additional $5.6 billion in federal aid in November.

The Treasury Department announced that it also would hold about $14 billion in loans the bank may eventually have to replay. The government will appoint four of GMAC’s nine directors.

GMAC is the primary lender for dealers of General Motors and Chrysler vehicles. It converted to a bank holding company last year to qualify for federal bailout funds.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/31/2009 at 08:14 PM   
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A BRAIN DEAD COUSIN AND AN ENEMA … doesn’t get weirder nor funnier then this.

I just had to stick my head in the door for a minute or two.  This will be a somewhat unusual post because I already did it a year ago.
However, I have reason to post it again as there has been an update to something I once titled,
POOR BRAIN DEAD COUSIN JO.

For our readers who are here for the first time, and for those who are steady but new to BMEWS just a bit of background so you’ll understand some of my referrences to being in bed early or being very tired etc.

In April of 2004 my Brit wife and I sold up everything we had in California and what wasn’t sold was given away.  We sold the home and everything else went to charity. We moved here to the UK to care for the wife’s elderly mother who could no longer live alone and became bedridden for the last two or three years of her life.  We finally got our lives back when the old dear (NOT to me) breathed her last on Jan.9th of ‘09. 

Now then, the wife has a cousin (Jo) who lives close by and who happens to be a kind person. She truly is that.  She is 72 and has somehow managed to keep a pretty trim figure and still looks good in jeans and high heels.  In her working life till 65, she was a BLUE BADGE guide.  She knows the history of this particular place and English history as well as you know your own name.  She once was chosen to do one of the tours on the Orient Express, and they don’t allow just any old person to do that. You really,really must be qualified.  Ah but very sadly ..... Cousin Jo also has a brain the size of a grain of sand.  She talks so much she has two buttons. ON and Still ON. There isn’t any off switch.

Now then readers, here’s what I wrote last year at this same time.  But keep reading because the UPDATE at the end will be the most unbelievable thing you will have read in this outgoing year. 

POOR BRAIN DEAD COUSIN JO
Jay’s Dec. Rant.  12-26-08
A very tiring day and I mean eyes closing as I write.  Not so much due anything we did today.  Fairly lazy day overall except for lunatic news stories which are posted. No.

What has me ready to fall asleep was an overlong visit from a cousin of the wife.  2 hours and 20 minutes of non stop talk by cousin Jo.

She is a kindly and charitable person but alas, she’s brain dead.  I haven’t a clue how she has survived the 20th. century.

She always has to be asked finally, and somewhat kindly, please leave now.  And it still takes her somewhere between 10 and 30 minutes to do that.

She has been taking a senior citizen computer class and sad to say her problem is mostly that she is NOT a listener. She will ask you a question and talk right through your answer.  She manages to get everything screwed up.  And she can NEVER tell a tale from A to Z without serious detours.

Example:
She is telling us about this class she has been in for months now in the village of WI.  The village about a mile down the road.

This is her speaking, please pay attention or you will miss what she is trying to say about her computer class.

Jo speaks:
“The class is made up of and I don’t know what I’d have done if I hadn’t caught the #18 bus in London oh but wait, no, no before that I went to Peters Street where I got the #32 , oh lets see, yes that’s right, which went as far as ? where I got the #20 bus which runs and then when I finally got the #18 bus but the 32 was late anyway.”

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH !!!!!

How the hell did we manage to be on all those fracken London buses in the village of WI next door?  They’re over a hundred miles apart anyway.

She doesn’t come over often but every time she does I make it clear what our routine is here due to the old lady’s care and Jenn is quite tired yadda,yadda.  And every single time she says sorry she didn’t know and we dance the same routine.

Have you noticed that when people say “I only came by for a minute or two,” that they are lying?

At 5:10pm I said Jo, ya know Jenn is usually in bed by this time. She’s up early, she’s tired and I need a break too.
Oh dear says she. I’m sorry. I must be getting off now. Oh Jenn I won’t keep you.  But Jenn (the one who’s civilized here) makes the mistake of saying “Oh that’s ok Jo.” So Jo drags out her leave taking and asks, oh where’s my coat, while turning in a complete circle as though she is looking for her coat, which is on a chair in the entrance hall right through the door to her right. Just inside the front door.
I mean, this isn’t Windsor Palace after all.  One does not get lost in this tiny three rooms downstairs bungalow, unless one has a brain the size of a grain of sand.

But she does finally exit the front door at 5:20pm. What happened between 5:10 and 5:20 then?  Oh boy, oh boy I’m glad you asked.

She was getting instructions from my sainted wife on, “ HOW TO READ IN BED.”

What?  You think I have the imagination to make that up?
No kidding.  She says her problem is that every time she tries to read in bed, the book falls on her head.  Why is it falling on her head?  Because she is trying to read laying down and holding the book up at the same time. And she is falling asleep. DOH!

The poor woman is BRAIN DEAD!

UPDATE-UPDATE-UPDATE-UPDATE-UPDATE-UPDATE

Today is Thursday, it’s now the 31st of December, 2009.

The phone rang a couple days ago.  Ring,ring,ring,ring.  Hello ..
Ohhh, Hi. It’s me (Jo) and I have a question.  She always starts her phone conversations that way.  There is a slight questioning sound as though she has dialled the wrong number when she says “Oh.”
So then the lady has a question.  Sure Jo say I say, go ahead.

“Yes well, I have to give myself an enema.  I have never done that before and don’t know how.” Huh?  Jo, in all your life you have never …. you know … you’ve never had to ….  cough …

Further to the question she states, “I’m supposed to put this thing they sent me in my bum.”

Well Jo I’d come over and do it for ya but I’m tied up at the moment.  We laff. Haha but she is serious.  She hasn’t a clue.

She informs me that she is having a medical exam.  An Endoscopy.  Jo I say, wait a minute.  (Jo keeps talking) When I finally got her attention, I said I just had one of those, and you do not have to cleanse your innards or empty yourself for that procedure.  Oh she says, but they sent me this tube and instructions of some kind to lay on my left side but I still don’t see how it’s done.  And it comes from the Endoscopy dept.  So, after five minutes more of conversation with me gagging and trying not to laugh, we find that it’s the Endoscopy Dept BUT the Gastroenterology UNIT that has sent her the little bottle of Fleets.  We ended the conversation with her saying she’d call her doctor in the morning and double check.

AND SO ENDS THE YEAR 2009 WITH POOR, BRAIN DEAD, COUSIN JO.

Stay Tuned!


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/31/2009 at 08:01 PM   
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Things I don’t do

Top Ten Lists


Nope, not me. Ignoring that such lists have become permanently defiled thanks to Dave Letterman, it’s just not my thing. But it seems to be a New Year’s Eve, End of a Decade thing. So here’s an entertaining list of entertaining films: Nile Gardner’s Top 10 Conservative Movies of the Decade.

Yeah yeah, another bloody boring list. Why bother? Bother, because while the films listed are all fairly apt - he missed The Incredibles but nobody’s perfect - the reader comments are more important than his list. The usual trolls march in and then pee on the carpet ... and reader Spud shows us once and for all that leftists have NO IDEA AT ALL what an actual Conservative worldview is. Watch the troll get eaten alive and come back for more. I’m waiting for him to bite on the latest comment, which suggests that the uber-greenie Avatar is actually right wing blood porn.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/31/2009 at 06:09 PM   
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Root Causes, Root Cures

Want to fix America? Tear down the entire education system and rebuild it the old way. Get the hippies, leftists, communists, revisionists, and America haters out. And the unions. All of them.

Walter Williams (Negro Card revoked, 1990) writes about the dreadful state of black city kid’s performance on standard school exams. Nothing to see here, move along, just throw more good money after bad, and don’t forget: doing well in school is acting white and being a race traitor.



Detroit’s (predominantly black) public schools are the worst in the nation and it takes some doing to be worse than Washington, D.C. Only 3 percent of Detroit’s fourth-graders scored proficient on the most recent National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) test, sometimes called “The Nation’s Report Card.” Twenty-eight percent scored basic and 69 percent below basic. “Below basic” is the NAEP category when students are unable to demonstrate even partial mastery of knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work at their grade level. It’s the same story for Detroit’s eighth-graders. Four percent scored proficient, 18 percent basic and 77 percent below basic.

Michael Casserly, executive director of the D.C.-based Council on Great City Schools, in an article appearing in Crain’s Detroit Business, (12/8/09) titled, “Detroit’s Public Schools Post Worst Scores on Record in National Assessment,” said, “There is no jurisdiction of any kind, at any level, at any time in the 30-year history of NAEP that has ever registered such low numbers.” The academic performance of black students in other large cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles is not much better than Detroit and Washington.

What’s to be done about this tragic state of black education? The education establishment and politicians tell us that we need to spend more for higher teacher pay and smaller class size. The fact of business is higher teacher salaries and smaller class sizes mean little or nothing in terms of academic achievement. Washington, D.C., for example spends over $15,000 per student, has class sizes smaller than the nation’s average, and with an average annual salary of $61,195, its teachers are the most highly paid in the nation.



No, Williams doesn’t have the answers. Not all of them. But he is trying to make the first step by getting other black people to admit that the problem is theirs; it’s time to own up to it. Read the rest. This is the real CHANGE that America needs; without it we have no HOPE.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/31/2009 at 05:33 PM   
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Happy New Year



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/31/2009 at 05:20 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - December 30, 2009

INTERPOL - Nazis and crooks?

Just to add a little bit of spice to the stew that’s brewing ...


Former INTERPOL President Jackie Selebi is currently on trial for corruption in South Africa. Selebi was president until 2008. His corruption charges stem from his connections with drug kingpin and smuggler Glenn Agliotti, but mostly center around accepting a R1.2 million ($163,000) bribe. He is also charged with “defeating the ends of justice” due to looking the other way after being bribed. Mr. Selebi’s apparent level of corruption ran the gamut, from big money schemes right down to wearing expensive designer clothing supplied to him by Agliotti. The trial has already cost South Africa R7 million (about $1 million US) and has no end in sight.

The drug trafficker and the police commissioner were once nattily attired pals, or so the allegations go. The two men would shop together here in the finest high-fashion boutiques, occasionally pausing for a cappuccino between expensive purchases of designer apparel.

The commissioner, Jackie Selebi, was partial to Canali ties, Hugo Boss knitwear, Etienne Aigner jackets and Louis Vuitton shoes, particularly the brown suede. And since smuggling is far more lucrative than policing, the drug dealer, Glenn Agliotti, would generously pick up the tab.

The trial itself is a mess, and has ground to a standstill, as at least 3 of the key witnesses against him seem to have disappeared without a trace.

Nothing is going according to plan with the prosecution for corruption of former police chief and former Interpol director Jackie Selebi. As he tries to exonerate himself, Selebi is uncovering a vast network of political and commercial sleaze which implicates some of the wealthiest business people and senior officials in the governing African National Congress. The latest problem for State Prosecutor Gerrit Nel is the disappearance of three star witnesses, including colourful Zimbabwean businessman Billy Rautenbach. All were due to testify that they had paid large bribes to Selebi to secure immunity from prosecution.

Major suspicions that others have been pressured.Other court motions have been made to attempt to keep witnesses - secret agents and other intelligence officers - out of the court room.

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi’s corruption case ground to a halt on Tuesday when the state security ministry took further legal action to prevent an ex-intelligence official from testifying.

Judge Meyer Joffe adjourned court until February 1 next year after the ministry’s lawyer, Marumo Moerane said they would petition the Supreme Court of Appeal in a bid to prevent ex-intelligence official Barry Gilder from taking the stand.



Sound like a right mess. And this guy was the head of INTERPOL until just last year ... openly hanging out at the shopping mall with one of the biggest criminals in South Africa. In. Your. Face!!


Let’s not forget that INTERPOL’s main goals are fighting international drug dealing and terrorism. Where they had a less than 1% conviction rate in the mid 1970s. Are they any better now? Are they still funneling US secrets to the communists like they did during the Cold War? No, but only because communists are hard to find outside of Washington DC these days.


But at least they’ve come clean, somewhat, about their dirty past. You know, the one where they were run by Nazis. Not just all through WWII, but right up until 1978. As far as anyone can tell. (oh wait, they actually didn’t come clean about that 70s part) Which sort of explains their major FAIL when it came to helping catch Nazi war criminals in the 50s and 60s. Funny, they just couldn’t find any. But their files were just chock full of data on Jews who had been internationally naughty.

(1990 article): But now, installed in a new $20 million headquarters in this city, Interpol appears at last to have resolved its identity crisis, not only admitting its past mistakes but also defining a clear role for itself in a world in which crime is increasingly international.

‘’We can now afford to show what we really are,’’ said Raymond E. Kendall, the blunt Englishman from Scotland Yard who has served as Interpol’s Secretary General since 1985. ‘’I don’t think we should destroy all our mystique, but we’re now doing serious things. I would not have said this a year ago.’’

Anxious to be seen as forward-looking, Interpol has first had to do some explaining about its past, not least the fact that it was moved from Vienna to Berlin after Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938. ‘’The organization has not been clear enough in admitting that it was under Nazi control during the war,’’ Mr. Kendall said.

He added that Interpol was also wrong in not joining the search for war criminals since the United Nations Convention on Genocide gave it a legal basis for doing so.

(1990 rebuttal): The right-wing bias continued after the war. In 1963, Jean Nepote was elected Interpol’s [Secretary General] president (sic). He had collaborated with France’s collaborationist Vichy Government during the war. In 1968, Interpol elected Paul Dickopf as its president. Although it was discovered that he had been an SS officer in the war, having worked in the very villa where Interpol and the Gestapo were headquartered, he nevertheless remained president until 1972. [Collaborator Nepote remained Sec-Gen until 1978]

So ... run by Nazis, or extremely influenced by them, for nearly 40 years. Not just a stick in the mud, but a veritable trip wire when it came to hunting down war criminals. Cleaned up their act - or at least computerized things - in the 1990s. And managed to fly the straight and narrow so well that by 2008 their very president was totally in bed with a drug lord. Doesn’t sound like they’ve exactly become choir boys, does it?

Yeah, I am just so HAPPY that Obama has given this crew a complete exemption from American law.

Form your own opinions. After looking into INTERPOL, my opinion is about as low as it can be. I wonder what their involvement in enabling terrorism is, or what their part was in the Oil-for-Food scandal? Nazis then, commie agents in between, drug dealers now. Remeber the INTERPOL guys arrested in the drug stings in Mexico? System wide corruption, on par with the UN and the US Senate? Could be. It looks to me like there is a lot more than one bad apple in this whole bunch. Baby.

Um, I’ll pass, thanks. Another bunch of thugs? We already have our fill. Out you go.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/30/2009 at 09:04 PM   
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Former Guantanamo Bay inmates may have been behind the Christmas Day bomb plot.

H/T ...  ah ... color me embarrassed.  h/t is my own wife who saw this.  Here we are, we both read the same papers, and I totally missed this.
Must not make a habit out of this.

Anyway, the subject matter isn’t funny at all.  I doubt any of our regulars here will be surprised.

Allison Pearson
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Dec. 30, 2009

It looks like two former Guantanamo Bay inmates may have been behind the foiled Christmas Day jet bomb plot.
Muhamad Attik al-Harbi and Said Ali Shihri were arrested in Afghanistan in 2001 and taken to the Cuban detention camp before being released two years ago and sent to a Saudi jail.

After entering an ‘art therapy rehabilitation programme’, they were freed and promptly joined a branch of Al Qaeda, which specialises in an art of its own.
The art of blowing up airplanes.

Can we now expect an apology from those who insist Guantanamo Bay is full of misunderstood youths who got lost on a camping trip to Iraq and who could easily be put back on track with a nice bit of collage and papier mache?

PEARSON


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/30/2009 at 03:57 PM   
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WHEN CHINA SPEAKS, PEOPLE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION ….

Caught this today in the Times On Line.  (UK)

No comment from me. Kinda speaks for itself.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/cartoon/


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/30/2009 at 03:18 PM   
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Response to the European Union’s Statement on the Death Penalty in the USA.

Dear BMEWS,
You well know how much I LOVE the effin EU.  Hang on every word and wish em all the very best. (of bad luck) I keep referring to them as stupid but in actual fact, they’re not really all that stupid. Yeah, maybe a little.  At least the ones on the left (which is most) are.  But they’re crafty and sneaky and well financed etc.  They’re also self serving but that isn’t any surprise. That’s also human nature.

Europe has it’s share of problems to be sure.  They have drugs and crime and immigration problems and all the other crap we have. Oh yeah, and a lot more muzzies then we do in the states. Oh boy, do they have problems of their own. But God bless the bastards.  With all of their very own problems, isn’t it wonderfully Christian and considerate of the pukes to try and guide us and help us along the road to their socialism.  Isn’t it great that the EU will take time out of it’s busy and bloated schedule to try and influence how America should face it’s internal affairs?  Gee, I was soooooo thrilled and overcome when I found this in my American Embassy newsletter last week.  Gives one that warm atomic feeling that makes ya just glow.

RAT BASTARDS!

17 December 2009

U.S. Response to European Union’s Statement on Death Penalty

Capital punishment in United States does not violate any OSCE commitments

United States Mission to the OSCE
Response to the European Union’s Statement on the Death Penalty
As delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Casey Christensen
to the Permanent Council, Vienna
December 17, 2009

We want to thank the European Union for its expression of concern regarding the death penalty in the United States.

The use of the death penalty in the United States is a decision of democratically elected governments at the federal and individual State levels and is not prohibited by international law. Capital punishment does not violate any OSCE commitments. The people of the United States, acting through their freely elected representatives, have chosen, in most States, not to abolish the death penalty.

The U.S. judicial system provides exhaustive protections to ensure that the death penalty is not applied in an extra-judicial, summary, or arbitrary manner. The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly held that capital punishment itself does not violate the U.S. Constitution. However, capital punishment may only be carried out subject to the extensive due process and equal protection requirements and after exhaustive appeals.

Regarding the case noted by the European Union, we would like to point out that Mr. Bordelon had freely confessed to the rape and murder of his twelve-year old stepdaughter and has waived his right to all mandatory appeals. We will ensure that the appropriate authorities in the State of Louisiana be informed of the EU statement about his case.

Madame Chairwoman, the issue of the imposition of the death penalty continues to be the subject of vigorous and open discussion among the American people.


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Posted by peiper   United States  on 12/30/2009 at 02:03 PM   
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Camp Ayers Is Only 2 Steps Away Now

This is real. The repercussions are staggering when you think about it. It is time to act. It may be too late already, but it is time to act.


While we were out Christmas shopping, and getting all wound up over the health care bill, this is what our President did:


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Huh? Um, what? What’s this gibberish supposed to mean?

Obama just removed the limits that Reagan had put in place for Interpol. Now Interpol has the power to operate within the United States, completely outside any control by the United States.

In the dead of night on December 17, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama placed the United States of America under the authority of the international police organization known as INTERPOL, granting the organization full immunity to operate within the United States.

What, exactly does this mean?  It means that INTERPOL now has the full authority to conduct investigations and other law enforcement activities on U.S. soil, with full immunity from U.S. laws such as the Freedom of Information Act and with complete independence from oversight from the FBI.

In short, a global law enforcement entity now has full law-enforcement authority in the U.S. without any check on its power afforded by U.S. law and U.S. law enforcement agencies.



On Wednesday, however, for no apparent reason, President Obama issued an executive order removing the Reagan limitations. That is, Interpol’s property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.

Interpol works closely with international tribunals (such as the International Criminal Court — which the United States has refused to join because of its sovereignty surrendering provisions, though top Obama officials want us in it). It also works closely with foreign courts and law-enforcement authorities (such as those in Europe that are investigating former Bush administration officials for purported war crimes — i.e., for actions taken in America’s defense).

Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?

In light of what we know and can observe, it is our logical conclusion that President Obama’s Executive Order amending President Ronald Reagans’ 1983 EO 12425 and placing INTERPOL above the United States Constitution and beyond the legal reach of our own top law enforcement is a precursor to more damaging moves.

The pre-requisite conditions regarding the Iraq withdrawal and the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility closure will continue their course. meanwhile, the next move from President Obama is likely an attempt to dissolve the agreements made between President Bush and other states preventing them from turning over American military forces to the ICC (via INTERPOL) for war crimes or any other prosecutions.

When the paths on the road map converge - Iraq withdrawal, Guantánamo closure, perceived American image improved internationally, and an empowered INTERPOL in the United States - it is probable that President Barack Obama will once again make America a signatory to the International Criminal Court. It will be a move that surrenders American sovereignty to an international body whose INTERPOL enforcement arm has already been elevated above the Constitution and American domestic law enforcement.

American sovereignty hangs in the balance if these actions are not prevented through public outcry and political pressure.




But wait, let’s just wait a second. Put the flaming torches and the hempen rope down. All the above pastes are only about section 2(c) of that document. What about sections 3, 4, 5, and 6, that Obama also waived? And what about the original version?

Hmmm ...

Ok, Reagan signed the original, here:

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, including Section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (59 Stat. 669, 22 U.S.C. 288), it is hereby ordered that the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), in which the United States participates pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 263a, is hereby designated as a public international organization entitled to enjoy the privileges, exemptions and immunities conferred by the International Organizations Immunities Act; except those provided by Section 2(c), the portions of Section 2(d) and Section 3 relating to customs duties and federal internal-revenue importation taxes, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act. This designation is not intended to abridge in any respect the privileges, exemptions or immunities which such organization may have acquired or may acquire by international agreement or by Congressional action.

What that did was to recognize INTERPOL as an international organization, an action rather like a treaty: he agreed to give them diplomatic, nearly ambassadorial powers. But it specifically excluded from them the powers and priviledges of section 2(c), 2(d), 3, 4, 5, and 6. Which means what?

All these parts are part of US Public Law 79 291. Read it right here
It’s our law concerning diplomats, ambassadors, and people who work for foreign governments. I’ll quote bits of it if they aren’t too long and windy.

Section 2(c) is what all the above excitement is about:

Sec. 2.

International organizations shall enjoy the status, immunities, exemptions, and privileges set forth in this section, as follows:

(c) Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable.

Um, yeah, no shit. You don’t let foreigners execute their laws in your country without massive oversight. Little things like Due Process, the 6th Amendment, warrants, stuff like that.

2(d) is about taxes, and the privacy of their papers:

(d) Insofar as concerns customs duties and internal-revenue taxes imposed upon or by reason of importation, and the procedures in connection therewith; the registration of foreign agents; and the treatment of official communications, the privileges, exemptions, and immunities to which international organizations shall be entitled shall be those accorded under similar circumstances to foreign governments.

Which means, as far as I can tell, that their stuff can’t be taxed, and their communications are inviolable. What we think of as “diplomatic immunity”, but in terms of taxes. We can’t tax them, but more importantly we can’t look inside the courier bags. Reagan DID NOT extend this privilege to INTERPOL. OBAMA just did. NOW INTERPOL can keep secrets from any and all US law enforcement agencies, local, state and federal.

Sec. 3.

Pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of Customs with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, the baggage and effects of alien officers and employees of international organizations, or of aliens designated by foreign governments to serve as their representatives in or to such organizations, or of the families, suites, and servants of such officers, employees, or representatives shall be admitted (when imported in connection with the arrival of the owner) free of customs duties and free of internal-revenue taxes imposed upon or by reason of importation.

Ok, again with the taxes, this time on stuff these guys import. For their own use I hope. Obama removed that, which means these guys can now bring stuff in tax free. Hey, that’s nice of him. Let it slide; it’s just a nicety. Reagan could have laid some kind of import tariff on anything INTERPOL brought in, but he probably didn’t. But he kept that arrow in his quiver just in case.

Sec 4.
This is a long windy one. Pretty much says you can’t hit the foreigners up for income taxes if they work in your country for a foreign government. And if Americans are working in your country for that foreign government, then their income can’t be taxed either, but only if our guys working over there get the same tax exempt deal. So Obama just gave them this too.

Sec 5.
Geex, did you read that crap?

(a) Effective January 1, 1946, section 209 (b) of the Social Security Act, defining the term ‘‘employment’’ for the purposes of title II of the Act, is amended (1) by striking out the word ‘‘or’’ at the end paragraph (14), (2) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (15) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and the word ‘‘or’’, and (3) by inserting at the end of the subsection the following new paragraph: [yadda yadda blah blah blah]

In a nutshell: we can’t collect Social Security on their wages either. Ronnie did not give them this privilege. Obama just did.

Sec 6.

International organizations shall be exempt from all property taxes imposed by, or under the authority of, any Act of Congress, including such Acts as are applicable solely to the District of Columbia or the Territories.

Pretty obvious: no property taxes either. Nice of Obama to hand that one over. I hope INTERPOL doesn’t have the cash to start buying up high rise office buildings.

So ... sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 all deal with pissant little tax issues. Who cares really? Let them skate. Half of section 2(d) is about taxes too. Drop in the bucket loss; it doesn’t matter. The only part that matters then is section 2(c).

Now, PLEASE READ the take on this at HOT AIR. And at least the first 2 dozen comments too.

I seem to recall the Left getting hysterical over the Patriot Act extensions that Obama finally backed.  This gives Interpol a much wider operational latitude than anything contemplated in the Patriot Act, and with no accountability at all.




Ok, you may now pick up your implements of revolution and retribution. This is akin to treason. Our President has just given a left leaning, international (which begs the question: what country do they answer to?) law enforcement agency (answer: they answer to the ICC, the folks who want to try Bush and our military for “war crimes”; the group that Bush REMOVED us from, thank you - but Obama and the commies on the left (like Ginsburg of the Supremes) want the USA both part of, and subject to) ... he has just given them a pass on being bound by our Constitution when these FOREIGNERS operate within our borders. They do not follow American law. You have NO RIGHTS regarding their actions. They CAN NOT be questioned. They DO NOT have ANY judicial oversight. Jack booted thugs at 3am much?



This is a coup in the making. Prove me wrong. Please, somebody prove me wrong.



But you won’t. This is the take from NoisyRoom:

This now says that Interpol is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Their premises or staff can no longer be searched either. Their files are not subject to legal subpoena or discovery. Our government could just hand documents and files over to Interpol and Americans would no longer have access to them. Interpol can legally keep files now on all citizens of the US with no right to redress.

In reality, we have just handed over our sovereignty. Interpol headquarters in the US is currently headquartered in the Department of Justice. A ‘separate’ Interpol agency has been created in the DOJ – let that sink in for a moment. Interpol has been granted diplomatic immunity now by Obama – they have exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, US taxes and immunity from FOIA requests, etc. This action could also be used to divulge American military secrets and a whole host of horrific practices having to do with going after our military. It’s the road to internationalism on steroids.

I contend this is the foundation for an international governing and policing body. A modern day SS here in the US if you like. Remember how Obama wanted to create a civilian police force? Well, it’s here, just from a direction I never saw it coming from. I really believe you will see Interpol police forces on US soil in the near future. It will resemble the Gestapo and their intelligence gathering techniques. This police force would not be subject to our normal Constitutional oversights – remember, no search and seizure etc. You have to admire the evil genius behind all this. Just stunning.



FUCK THIS. To hell with “demand answers” from the government. This is the same government that lies to you constantly, willfully, by force of habit, whether it’s the FBI’s “no, this wasn’t terrorism” or the legislature’s “universal health care will actually lower the deficit”. They are all liars. Screw “answers”. THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER MUST BE REPEALED AT ONCE.

We are on the very, very, razor’s edge here. One more microscopic shift to the left, and we fall into One World Socialism. And the left will rejoice, because evil Chimpy McBushitlerburton will be dragged off to the Hague. And Ayer’s camps will open the next day. And there’s already a bunk with your name on it.

It’s only TWO STEPS AWAY right now. Two jackbooted steps.

Spread the word, and clean your weapons.

(h/t to CBullit, who cottoned onto this shit before most of us did)


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/30/2009 at 02:48 AM   
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It took only two shots

Hi Rich,

Yeah, I got too much time on my hands. ‘Tis why I’m learning how to post on YouTube.

Try this one:

Merry Christmas from Alfred Hitchcock!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/30/2009 at 02:32 AM   
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Are they ‘Martians’? or ‘Martinis’?

I stumbled across this old video of Alfred Hitchcock reporting on his trip to Mars. He did this in an attempt to spread the best of our ‘culture’. He reports the Martian...er...Martinis response.

How ‘gratifying’.

Now, just imagine the Martians...Martinis saying ‘Muslim Go Home’.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/30/2009 at 01:01 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - December 29, 2009

BORDERS? WHAT BORDERS? I DON’T GOT TO RECOGNIZE ANYONES BORDERS. WHERE’S MY WELFARE CHECK?

Finland too?  Who’d have thought?
Checking in at Europe News tonight and I found this.  There may be a small sync problem but no trouble understanding what the guy is saying.

Hey, has it become racist to ask, why are countries traditionally white so willing to bend over so easily? But never mind that. It isn’t just muzzies or darker skinned ppls crowding the natives. Although those folks breed like mad. It’s just the idea that borders seem to mean little anymore.

A french judge has recently allowed this.

An Afghan migrant cannot be sent home from France because his claim for asylum must be considered, the country’s highest court has ruled - despite him admitting his only aim is to reach Britain.

Said Sultan Khail has now been freed and is expected to resume his bid to get to Britain illegally via Calais.

despite him admitting his only aim is to reach Britain to resume his bid to get to Britain illegally via Calais.

While every other ethnic group in the world seems to be making claims for special this and that, whites continue on the road to cultural suicide.

H/T EUROPE NEWS

One of the highest rates of immigrants in Europe is drawing fears from Finns. Some are concerned that immigrants, attracted by Finland’s generous welfare packages and high living standards, will overrun their country.

“We are faithfully repreating every mistake Sweden for example, has made before us.”


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/29/2009 at 07:24 PM   
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