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calendar   Sunday - January 29, 2012

D’oh, a Deer

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Sunday night, driving down to my cleaning work in Flemington, on the hill just outside of the downtown area, I saw a rather magnificent buck. I’ve seen the old boy before, he lives in the area. A couple of farms are at the top of the hill, and then a home or two with a large yard, and then you head down the steep hill to the Flemington Mews apartment village where all the illegals live ... and there were the deer. Old Mr. Buck pushing his 3 or 4 does across the street. This time he stopped right in the middle of the road and waited for his ladies to cross. And I counted his tines ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. On each side. Son of a gun, a 10 pointer, right here in suburbia. And then they were off into the darkness. My guess he’s a 5 year old, as his belly is nearly as tall as the backs of his does.

Nice life for deer, here in suburbia. As long as they learn to stay away from traffic, they can live a pretty good life.

Son of a gun, though, a 10 pointer! Holy cow.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/29/2012 at 11:32 PM   
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America, You Suck

Not even found on a network news page, but hidden down a side column on Drudge ...

St. Louis parade on Iraq War’s end draws thousands

ST. LOUIS (AP)—Looking around at the tens of thousands of people waving American flags and cheering, Army Maj. Rich Radford was moved that so many braved a cold January wind Saturday in St. Louis to honor people like him: Iraq War veterans.

The parade, borne out of a simple conversation between two St. Louis friends a month ago, was the nation’s first big welcome-home for veterans of the war since the last troops were withdrawn from Iraq in December.

“It’s not necessarily overdue, it’s just the right thing,” said Radford, a 23-year Army veteran who walked in the parade alongside his 8-year-old daughter, Aimee, and 12-year-old son, Warren.

Radford was among about 600 veterans, many dressed in camouflage, who walked along downtown streets lined with rows of people clapping and holding signs with messages including “Welcome Home” and “Thanks to our Service Men and Women.” Some of the war-tested troops wiped away tears as they acknowledged the support from a crowd that organizers estimated reached 100,000 people.

Fire trucks with aerial ladders hoisted huge American flags in three different places along the route, with politicians, marching bands - even the Budweiser Clydesdales - joining in. But the large crowd was clearly there to salute men and women in the military, and people cheered wildly as groups of veterans walked by.

That was the hope of organizers Craig Schneider and Tom Appelbaum. Neither man has served in the military but came up with the idea after noticing there had been little fanfare for returning Iraq War veterans aside from gatherings at airports and military bases. No ticker-tape parades or large public celebrations.

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Even the headline was lame.
“One Hundred Thousand Cheer First Iraq Veteran’s Parade”
would have been a lot better.

Don Lange, 60, of nearby Sullivan, held his granddaughter along the parade route. His daughter was a military interrogator in Iraq.

“This is something everyplace should do,” Lange said as he watched the parade.

Several veterans of the Vietnam War turned out to show support for the younger troops. Among them was Don Jackson, 63, of Edwardsville, Ill., who said he was thrilled to see the parade honoring Iraq War veterans like his son, Kevin, who joined him at the parade. The 33-year-old Air Force staff sergeant said he’d lost track of how many times he had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a flying mechanic.

“I hope this snowballs,” he said of the parade. “I hope it goes all across the country. I only wish my friends who I served with were here to see this.”

Looking at all the people around him in camouflage, 29-year-old veteran Matt Wood said he felt honored. He served a year in Iraq with the Illinois National Guard.

“It’s extremely humbling, it’s amazing, to be part of something like this with all of these people who served their country with such honor,” he said.

Let’s just hope this is merely the first of many to come. But honestly? Don’t expect a ticker tape march down Broadway, or in any of the big cities. When these parades happen, they’ll be small town, small city events. The rabid leftists in the major metropolises were at best bored by the whole war, more probably quietly against it, with some extreme elements violently against it ...

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... meanwhile, douchenozzle mayor Bloomberg takes a tip from his master Obama and blames someone else for opting out:

Mayor Bloomberg: No NYC parade for Iraq War vets

NEW YORK (AP)—New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there will be no city parade for Iraq War veterans in the foreseeable future because of objections voiced by military officials.

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Bloomberg says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey and other Army officials “made it clear” to the city “they do not think a parade is appropriate now.”

A Pentagon spokesman in December said the nation’s largest city had yet to make a formal proposal for a parade. He said officials were grateful communities were finding ways to recognize the sacrifices of troops and their families.

Lying out his tyrannical little ass as usual.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/29/2012 at 06:46 PM   
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Taxing? Yes, and Vexing too.

Stuck On Stupid, Always And Forever



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“The reason I say that liberalism is the philosophy of the stupid is because we can look at what’s going around in the country today. If, in your own lives, you were pursuing policies that were destroying your own home ownership, that were destroying your own job, that were creating a massive, impossible debt for your family and your children in particular, you’d stop it. You wouldn’t keep doing it!

“And yet for the liberal, if it’s imposed on you—and they feel that they can be immune from it—they’re for it.

Doug Ross scores again!

Ok, Ok, demand more than a balanced budget, demand a dynamic budget that never spends more than 75% of received revenue, and immediately pays the other 25% back to our creditors. Immediately, so the money isn’t there in two weeks to be borrowed by some “emergency”. This is how real kitchen table economics works: if you’re in the hole, not only do you stop digging, you do whatever you can to put dirt back in the hole. Lean, mean, and going without. And yeah, to be on the safe side, and to prepare for those real emergencies, you’re going to have to spend no more than 60% of what comes in, leaving the extra 15% on the side, just in case. Come the end of the year, and you haven’t had a real emergency, you can take the family out for ice cream. Once. Double scoop cones only, no sundaes. And then the extra cash goes against the debt, putting a few more shovels of dirt back in the hole.

And that’s the one and only way you or I can ever pay ourselves out of debt ... so why should the government be any different?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/29/2012 at 06:15 PM   
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Plow? Plough? Palau!

I get some neat notifications from some of the metrics tracking tools that run in the background on this blog. One came last week telling me that I had achieved the milestone of having had visitors from 54,500 different cities. I had another one back in September saying that I had had my first visitor from The United States Outlying Islands; I had to look that up to even know where it was.

Today I was informed that I’ve had my first visitor from Palau. Palau is the west-most island in the Carolines, a tiny dot in the western Pacific about 500 miles east of the Philippines and about that same distance north of western Papua New Guinea. It’s a small archipelago of islands, all alone in a great big empty ocean, at least 700 miles southwest of Guam. But don’t think the Palauians are backwards or primitive. There country is democratically run, divided into 16 tiny states, and they even have a shopping mall. Sounds like it might be a nice place for a remote tropical vacation, although tourism is on the rise after several seasons of the TV show Survivor were filmed there.

Welcome aboard folks!



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Palau: you can get BMEWS from there, so what are you waiting for?




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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/29/2012 at 10:24 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - January 28, 2012

eye candy

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/28/2012 at 03:34 PM   
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art and public monies

I always thought art was supposed to be about uplifting rather then destruction.  But then that’s just me.
I have to wonder about these so called ‘artists.’ I imagine whatever they’re burning isn’t really art as we know it anyway.  Except in their artsy-fartsy imaginings.  And as for “public money” well, after all. What are art councils for if not to give away public money to people who haven’t the talent to sell what they call art. So it’s in effect sold to the public in the guise of taxes. Ha!  what clever folks they are.

Sometimes it’s good to read about stupid and pointless things so that we can assure ourselves that at least we’re still on the right track.
I think I may have to post this under humor as well as stupid people.
No wait. Public money spent on these no talent pin heads? Forget the humor part above. Nothin’ funny here.

Arts Council paid £3,000 for bonfire of artists’ work

The Arts Council gave £3,000 of National Lottery money to a “research project” in which artists destroyed their work on a bonfire, it has emerged.


By Victoria Ward

It said the event offered an opportunity to support emerging talent and explore new ideas.
Organisers described The Artists’ Bonfire as “a research project into art and activism” that offered local artists the opportunity to collaborate and to discuss art in a direct way.

The project saw around 30 artists from the north west incinerate a piece of their own work last week.
Each participant spoke about the reasons for burning their art before setting it alight.

Arts Council England, which distributes public money from the government and the National Lottery, said in a statement: “This event provides an opportunity to celebrate and support some of the north west’s emerging artistic talent.

“This project will provide the artists with a free gallery space, enabling them to test and explore new ideas. The event will provide an opportunity for audiences to have a stimulating debate about current affairs and their impact on art and artists.”

Arts Council England received a 29.6 per cent cut in its grant-in-aid from the government last year and passed on cuts of 15 per cent to the arts as a whole.
More than 200 organisations lost funding as a result.

Rosanne Robertson, organiser of the bonfire event at Islington Mill in Salford, said it was “beneficial to supporting artists and discussing art in a new way - in a more direct way with an audience”.

The event’s website said: “The Artists’ Bonfire is unapologetic about the more obvious connotations such as strike, destruction and renewal, but it is also open to new interpretations, be they political or personal or both.

“All viewpoints are encouraged as part of the discussion, including those opposed to burning art.
“We join in a festival of flux and celebrate it on our own terms.”

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Arts Council England received a 29.6 per cent cut in its grant-in-aid from the government. More than 200 organisations lost funding as a result.

Well heck. It is very good to know that these tough economic times have resulted in something positive. Now if ALL funding could be done away with, that’d be nice too.  Then the taxpayers could join in a festival of flux and celebrate their release from these vultures. On their terms too. And they could darn well be unapologetic as well cos after all, it’s their money.  Or it used tabe.  Anyway, another interpretation could be this.  Don’t rely on the taxpayer if your work isn’t accepted in the marketplace.  Maybe you just don’t have what the public wants.  But then, what does the public know? Right?


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/28/2012 at 03:09 PM   
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pirates and travelers.  all brothers under the skin color

Here’s what’s in some of the papers tomorrow or on the radio today.

Go figure.  Was a time when pirates were simply deep 6’d and forgot about.
How times and pc thinking have changed. And not for the better.

Here’s the headline.

Somali pirates captured by navy to face court in Seychelles

Right. That’ll put the frighteners on em ok.

Britain has agreed to what has been described as a “ground breaking” deal with the Seychelles, who will prosecute 14 pirates in return for help building and running its prisons.  The Seychelles agreed to prosecute after about $300,000 was earmarked to improve prison capacity.

Would it not have been more cost effective to let the vermin drown after firing their boat?  Just asking.

Then this little blurb appeared with no headline or author.
Hey Drew. Take note.  Reason I say that is because while I was in the states, Drew did a darn good job posting this story from here.  Well, here’s an update on the kafuffle at a place called Dale Farm.  Anyone remember that?  Large group of Travelers (thieves by any other name) took up illegal residence and stayed for ten years.  They were finally evicted among much press coverage and the usual damnation from the radical left.  Well guess what?

THEY’RE BAAAAAAAAAK!

Some are anyway. They’ve returned in defiance of a high court order. There were violent clashes reported in October last, when the police tossed the bastards out. But this group says they are back and are staying.  Understandable really as the laws of this country do not apply to them.  Just ask em.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/28/2012 at 02:23 PM   
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man helps store security …. man being sued

This is nothing new. It happens all the time and all the time it remains of some maddening interest.  Happens in the USA as well so this isn’t unique to the UK.

The bad guy in this case is represented by the law firm of Hype, Con and Hustle.

I hate the term so much used by Brits. “Have a go hero.” I’m sure in many cases they are that okay but the phrase to my ear somehow diminishes what really is a brave act. Have a go. Oh go on. Just one cigar. Have a go. Take a puff. Kinda like that.


Shop hero who wrestled with ‘thief’s accomplice’ is sued for compensation

By ALISON SMITH SQUIRE

A have-a-go hero who intervened when a suspected shoplifting incident turned nasty has found himself on the receiving end of a compensation claim.

The drama began when a former heroin addict with two knives in his waistband was stopped by a security guard after setting off the alarms as he left a busy branch of Boots.

As he was being taken back into the store, he became aggressive. At the same time, a second man seemed to be rushing to join him.

It was then shopper Reginald Wharton went to the aid of the outnumbered security guard, trying to calm the second man – who was feared to be an accomplice – before wrestling him to the ground.

Police arrested the suspected shoplifter and accomplice, and the Boots manager thanked Mr Wharton for his bravery.

But more than a year after the incident Mr Wharton faces a legal nightmare after receiving a lawyer’s letter seeking compensation for an injured elbow from the man he wrestled to the floor.

Mr Wharton, 31, said: ‘If I hadn’t stepped in someone could have been stabbed. I can’t believe the justice system in our country allows anyone to sue like this. I face the devastating possibility of being sued for thousands of pounds.’

He was in Boots in Torquay, Devon, with his four-year-old twins in November 2010 when recovering heroin addict Justin Birt, 30, was detained for shoplifting.

It was when he began arguing with the security guard that the man assumed to be his accomplice, Phillip McCarthy, became involved.

‘The man [Birt] became aggressive, and at the same time a man I took to be his accomplice appeared from nowhere and roughly grabbed hold of the security guard by his left arm.

‘The store was packed with shoppers, mostly families with young children, and the apparent accomplice was swearing loudly at the security guard. Instinctively I stepped in front of the man and asked him to calm down.’

But he said the man began shouting more and eventually he had to grapple him to the floor. ‘I’ve worked as trained security guard myself and have learnt the proper way to put someone on the ground without hurting them,’ he said.

Birt, 30, later pleaded guilty to possession of two knives, a serrated bread knife and a meat knife. He was not charged with shoplifting.  Mr McCarthy was arrested for a public order offence and questioned. He was not charged.

Mr Wharton believed that was the end of the matter. But last week he received a letter from personal injury lawyers Almy & Thomas saying that under a no-win, no-fee agreement they had been instructed by Mr McCarthy to sue for damages and costs. The letter said he had injured his left elbow, which needed treatment at the police station.

PHOTOS AND MORE TO READ


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/28/2012 at 04:41 AM   
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calendar   Friday - January 27, 2012

Ro/Ro Row Your Boat

NASA, We Have A Problem


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The Foss M/V Delata Mariner, launched in 1999, is a 312 foot long, 50 foot tall, 80 foot wide Roll On/Roll Off (Ro/Ro) carrier ship with an 8,000HP engine and just one job: it ferries giant missile engines, the Delta IV boosters used on the Space Shuttle and other rockets, from the Boeing factory in Decatur, Alabama down the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway, into the Mississippi, past New Orleans and then across the Gulf of Mexico either around Florida and up to Cape Canaveral, or through the Panama Canal and north to Vandenburg AFB in California. And that is all that it does. It’s a rocket ship, even though it has a top speed of just 15 knots. Rocket transport ship that is.

Thursday night the ship was heading upriver, and it looks like it tried to go under the wrong span of the Eggner Ferry Bridge. Big mistake. The impact tore out one span of the bridge and rolled it up like a rug, roadway and all. Some hours later another span of the 1932 bridge also fell. No deaths or injuries; the old bridge doesn’t see much traffic and was nearly empty in the middle of the night when the accident occurred. One local man was driving on the bridge, but he managed to stop his pickup truck just in time.

The ship doesn’t even look all that damaged, but it will take some time to clean up the mess and fix the bridge.

AURORA, Ky. – State officials are inspecting what’s left of a southwestern Kentucky bridge that partially collapsed when it was struck by a cargo ship that was too tall to pass under the structure.

Pieces of the Eggner Ferry Bridge at Aurora, Ky., are strewn across the front of the motor vessel Delta Mariner as it sits at the site of a Thursday accident.

Two spans of the Eggner Ferry Bridge at US 68 and Kentucky 80 were destroyed Thursday night by the Delta Mariner. No injuries were reported on the bridge or in the boat.

The ship was traveling upriver toward the Kentucky Lock and Dam when it hit the aging steel bridge, which was built in the 1930s and handles about 2,800 vehicles a day.

On Friday morning, the front of the ship remained tangled with steel from the bridge and hunks of asphalt from the roadway. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said inspectors began an in-depth review of the bridge at daylight.

“There is a point where they may have to disassemble the structure completely or use a crane to move the debris,” Jim LeFevre, highway department chief engineer, told The Paducah Sun. “That ship is going to be there for some time.”

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said he believes most [italics: Drew458] of the navigational lights were functioning on the bridge at the time of the impact.

“Our people talked to the Coast Guard as recently as Tuesday to update them on the navigational lights, and we believe most of them were working at the time of this wreck,” Todd said. “Although the green bridge marker lights on the bridge should have been visible from both sides of the bridge.”

The 312-foot-long cargo ship was built to navigate shallow waterways and was carrying empty rocket booster cores, Coast Guard Lt. Jason Franz told The Sun.

Interestingly, but only as one of those odd coincidences, the Foss company, which is a shipbuilder, a transportation support conglomerate, and the largest barge company on the west coast, also supports bridge construction. They helped build the Tacoma Narrows bridge, and they’ve also just released their new “green” hybrid tugboat, which utilizes their new and patented hybrid propulsion system.

The Eggner Bridge is in western Kentucky, southeast of Paducah, in that thin corner of the state between Tennessee and Illinois. No blame is being assessed at this point; perhaps the green lights were not lit under the higher spans of the bridge where this ship should have gone.

The transportation cabinet said the bridge was in the process of being replaced, and pre-construction work began months ago.

Another one of those happy coincidences I guess.



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“Missed it by that much”: m/v Delta Mariner is just a little too big for that span




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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/27/2012 at 04:00 PM   
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criminals tell lies and the system sucks

Some newspapers have reported that half the guys who sneak into your home and rob things, are repeat offenders.  Oh. Now that’s a surprise.  And I bet they all promised to behave if freed.  I guess they all lied. And that’s a surprise too.

Guy with record and warm hearted judge plus uman rights laws.

I believe I posted a story weeks ago about a burglar who was let off because he has five kids he has to care for. Remember that one?  Appeal judges ruled he had a right to a family life. That’s part of the EU court system which the Brits are trying to dump, as they have and have had for hundreds of years, their own set of laws. Which does not in the least impress the europeeons.

His original sentence was only 8 months and already had a record for other offences. When he was freed he said at that time that he was surprised, as he never expected to be freed.  Yeah well, it didn’t surprise the public at all.

His wife works some kind of split shift and isn’t home, as I understand it. Or isn’t for the period she’s working. And he is unemployed.  Figures. 

Well, four weeks after his release he was in trouble again.  He and his bouncer brother attacked some guy in a market in full view of shoppers.  While his brother held the guy in a headlock, our hero proceeded to punch his face.  Beat the heck out of the guy, customers fleeing in all directions and all caught on CCTV security cameras.

Cops come, he refuses to talk, ends up back in court (along with his bruiser brother) where both deny doing what dozens witnessed plus what was caught on camera.

So he’s out on bail at the moment but ………….

His lawyer says they plan on using the kids to avoid jail again, on account of they are his clients responsibility.

Hey, what great legal thinking.
And what a great system. 
Jeesh.
What a bad joke the system is.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/27/2012 at 01:17 PM   
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the mane attraction

As one who becomes ever more follicularly challenged every day (D’oh!!!), I find myself mesmerized and fascinated by those who take for granted what I never ever even came close to having. Clicky clicky.


hair today, gone tomorrow?



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/27/2012 at 01:06 PM   
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Teach The Public Well

A bit of a PSA in Ireland?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/27/2012 at 01:03 PM   
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silly but cute. do these folks think this kind of thing will get ppl to stop eating meat?

Although to be very honest, taking a bite outta her might be an experience.  Purely as an educational endeavor of course.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/27/2012 at 11:52 AM   
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Makes Me Wonder

I can’t say if this is tinfoil hat stuff or not ...



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A very interesting, if difficult, read in 3 parts over at Ulsterman, in which a drunken White House Insider rambles on about dirty politics inside the Obama and (to a much lesser extent) Clinton White Houses. Murder, drugs, clones?, the amazing power of certain billionaires, perhaps a few muted references to the Bilderberg group? Barack the athiest and Mooch the hater of Whites. It all gells in the comments at the end of Part 3, and will leave you wondering. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Tip: “name deleted” refers to several different people across the essay. It can be a bit confusing, but the rather astute commenters figure it out in the end ... and yes, these things really did happen, right down to Diane Feinstein announcing Bin Laden’s death at the funeral for political operative Kam Kuwataan hour or more before the news broke. Spooky shit.

Let’s take a little side trip over to Birther Land: No ruling in Georgia court about Obama’s legitimacy to be on that state’s ballot, even though his attorneys dissed the court with a no show. Rumor is that a Default Judgement will be made, and the Birther people certainly had their day in court; see the videos at that link, where experts find that his SSN and birth certificate are fake. Lots of excitement at a number of Birther sympathetic blogs ( < a href="http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/01/26/court-hearing-on-obama-eligibility-completed-now-what/">here too ) but no official word from the bench one way or the other.

Plenty of other interesting reading at The Ulsterman Report, such as Fast and Furious‘s Cunningham taking the 5th and resigning, Holder not continuing as AG past the end of the year, etc ... all delivered before the news really got out.

The interviews with “Wall Street Insider” are ... well, “shocking” doesn’t begin to cover it:

President Barack Obama has been closely tied to Shorebank for far longer than most realize – nearly twenty years.  Is it so much to imagine then that his rise to power…an oddly meteoric rise mind you…is it so much to think that perhaps then there are those within the move for globalization that have been the unknown hand behind this untested and inexperienced man’s ability to be elected President of the United States?

UM:  A conspiracy?

WSI: No – a simple investment.  President Obama is nothing more than an investment with the expectation of return.  Nothing more.  What is politics – those who finance politics…but a system of investment?  So too is the Obama presidency.

What makes this different though, is that the return on investment this time is the collapse of the American economy and its subsequent replacement within the larger globalization movement.

Conspiracy theories or not, the UM guy does seem to be well connected. The silence of the lambs - no GOP leader is saying a word about Holder and F&F - could be quite telling. And all these stories are interrelated to some extent. Makes my head spin. NAFTA, CAFTA, IMF, F&F, the mortgage crisis, QE1, 2, & 3, mid-east unrest, dumbed down education, exhortations to class warfare ... just different parts of the same pie? Really spooky shit.

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It’s all just tinfoil time until somebody loses a planet


And in parting, a PS from another Ulsterman post:

Tony West, appointed by Barack Obama to one of the highest positions within the Obama Department of Justice , working directly under the supervision of Attorney General Eric Holder, is in fact the brother-in-law to current California Attorney General Kamala Harris – the same Kamala Harris who Kam Kuwata was working against during that campaign in 2010.

A brief overview of Mr. West details some rather interesting tidbits – including his participation in defending the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh in 2002.

Perhaps even more telling in the context of the Kam Kuwata story is this detail:
As co-chairman of Obama’s campaign, West was instrumental in helping the candidate raise an estimated $65 million in California.

And my own PS: If you don’t frequent Discover The Networks, you really ought to. The Who’s Who is vast and complex, but all the players in all the shows on all the stages all know each other, more or less.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/27/2012 at 10:46 AM   
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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.

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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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