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calendar   Thursday - June 16, 2016

Obama throws Orlando Victims under the Bus

As if we weren’t already reeling from all this death already. Both on this site and in general. The floor of the Pulse Club at Orlando is still awash in blood, the local hospitals still have people from Mateen’s shooting rampage in them, Israelis are mourning yet more murdered by The Usual Perpetrators, Bangladesh has Jihadis killing Hindus, Peiper has passed on… and honestly you just wish for a time in the world to not cry and cry and cry.

Much less spend hours trying to contact family friends living in that neck of the woods on the off chance things aren’t ok with them. But boy oh Boy, do we have a treat for you....

Have you ever wondered what things might have been like if- in the face of clear and present threats- the government refused to acknowledge the threat by its’ name? Well, we no longer have to because that’s the situation we live in, and have been living in for the *past Eight YEARS.* Now they’ve just made it clear how deep that goes, even when the butchers come for the “LGBTwhatever” community that is supposed to be a preserve- and set of special snowflake clients- for the Left. In the days since the mass murders, Obama has failed the American people so crushingly. Let us count the ways:

1. Not bothered to identify the Orlando shooter- or any of the perpetrators lately- by ideology or name.

2. Refused to give any statements or plans on how we will counterattack said ideological godfathers of this crime.

3. Called for yet more restrictions on our Second Amendment Right, which will make it even HARDER for the supposedly precious LGBTs- and everyone else- to defend themselves against an atrocity like this.

Over at PJ Media they do a good job showing how self-defeatingly stupid This is.

The more incompetent the Obama administration becomes, the less convincing its demand for public disarmament will be. Conversely, the more competence the administration demonstrates, the more likely the public is to entrust its safety to it.

Historically, state failure drives civilian armament, not the other way around. Perhaps the clearest example of this trend is Lebanon, where the inability of the central government to protect the sectarian communities has led each to protect itself. While America is not Lebanon, the same principles hold true: competence inspires confidence, and there is precious little competence in the administration.

Other people have covered this much, much better than I can. So please, I encourage you, check them. Victor Davis Hanson, Neo-Neocon, Ace of Spades, and the incomparable Mark Steyn (as well as Fernandez) have all given incredibly valuable things on this, but linking them all and giving juicy excerpts would probably bulk this post up too much. So I’ll limit my link to some gallows humor (Scimitar Sidebursters?)

Standard Leftist Procedure for after a Jihadist Massacre


But as for where my input comes in.... I have had my misgivings with Trump and still do, but I will say that I have been very, very impressed by how he has preformed here. Both in terms of how he has skillfully covered the issue (I do think he has been a rather sharp political operator lately), but on the moral and ethical issues. He did not HESITATE to identify the ideology that drove this atrocity and call out Obama for both trying to disarm law abiding American citizens using it and the disproportionate anger the manchild in chief had for him over *the man who murdered American citizens.* My recitation here can’t do it justice, so please read it too.

But of course, soon after he pointed it out you had the usual talking heads, apologists, and spin doctors get on their high horses to try and say “What’s the big deal?” That it really really really doesn’t matter if Obama or others use the term “Jihadist”, “Islamist”, “Radical Islam”, or- God Forbid- Islam itself to describe the perpetrator or his motivations. Or to quote Obama’s former rival, Secretary of State, and current (grudging) heir, “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”

Well, I’ll tell you. Because all of these supposedly genius, big brained individuals are burning a lot of calories and doing a lot of mental gymnastics to try and avoid dealing with something that is really *Very, VERY simple.*

To avoid getting too deep into the linguistics (because I am not sure i know enough about it), words are a medium for conveying meaning. We use them to communicate concepts, ideas, and thoughts. I say “water” and you know I’m talking about what you drink. I say “Moss” and you know to look at green stuff growing on a rock.

I write “Pet” and you look to your pets.

And if I write OR say “cowardly dipshit” you look to the White House.

So the words you use are important for what kinds of concepts you convey, and thus what the nature of your message is. This is also relevant for the words you DON’T use. I’m *PROBABLY* not going to talk about a disaster where a bridge collapsed the exact same way if it was brought down because of construction flaws as if it was collapsed by a Bomb. Both are tragedies and both feature very similar chain of events, but one was an accident or negligence, the other is MASS MURDER.

And likewise, I am not going to blame the construction company for the collapse if it was primarily caused by a terrorist bomb, and I’m not going to call the construction company “terrorists” in the event they were to blame (even if they were massive douchebags whose actions claimed many lives).

Identifying the cause of the tragedy, its’ perpetrators (where there are any), and the motive for why they acted the way they did are CRITICAL to understanding why it happened, how it happened, and HOW IT COULD BE PREVENTED. As well as notifying the public of these facts and educating them on any threats they face, whether from depraved corruption in the meat industry, bad contractors, or totalitarian ideologies that want to murder or enslave us all.

Obama and his minions either don’t get this or are trying very very very hard to pretend they don’t.

But enough of me talking; let’s imagine what might have happened if other Presidents that came before took a similar approach to Obama. Let’s make a game out of it. I’ll stick some Obama-ated historical quotes below the cut. Can you guess A: The enemy it was originally referring to, and B: Who said it? I’m not even going to pick on the low hanging fruit and show how the other party has done it; For the sake of it, let’s limit ourselves to other Democrats.

Go to the comments if you want the answers.

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Posted by Turtler   United States  on 06/16/2016 at 06:41 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - April 27, 2016

File under WHAT THE HELL?: 9/11 Memorial Guards interrupt Choir students signing the National Anthem

I only wish I had nothing today. Because I think Nothing would be a better situation than this.  Choirs are proverbial for purity, honesty, and intelligence. When we talk of the scum of the day, what do we say? “He’s no choir boy.” So who has the nerve to hassle an actual choir?

Oh. That’s right.The people getting paid to guard the 9/11 memorial.

http://fox59.com/2016/04/26/middle-school-choir-ordered-to-stop-singing-national-anthem-at-911-memorial-gets-apology/

The Waynesville Middle School choir from Waynesville, N.C. was visiting New York City for a three-day trip last Wednesday when they stopped at the 9/11 memorial and decided to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” out of respect for the dead.

They never got to finish.

Before the song was over, two National September 11 Memorial & Museum guards walked over and told the students they had to stop singing.


Some of these guards didn’t even remove their hats out of respect, as you can clearly see in the video.

So, why might you ask? So glad you did that! Let’s have a look see.

According to the 9/11 memorial’s website, groups wanting to perform must first obtain a permit.


What’s that you say? A Permit? Let’s find out more about this. And indeed, yours truly managed to dig another juicy fact up.... though it is from See-BS. But I think you’ll forgive me when I point out what this means…

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/school-choir-stopped-from-singing-national-anthem-at-911-memorial/

Groups wishing to perform at the Sept. 11 memorial are supposed to apply for a $35 permit. The North Carolina group did not.


So, in short this was about monies. That you must apply for a permit to have a performance on public/gubment managed land. Ok, I have my misgivings with the extent the permit system has gotten to but this is a fairly reasonable limitation. HOWEVER....

Let’s look at that wording again. Really, Really, REALLY look at it.

Groups wishing to perform at the Sept. 11 memorial are supposed to apply for a $35 permit. 


Is there ANY INDICATION WHATSOEVER- has ANYBODY ALLEGED AT ALL- that the Choir *WISHED TO PREFORM* at the memorial beforehand? NO, I THINK NOT. What they Came Wishing To DO was to visit the memorial and pay respects to the three thousand~ murdered innocents that this memorial pays tribute to.

“We just wanted to show respect to the people who lost their lives,” another student added.

In short, the time during which they could in any way have been construed as “wishing to preform” must have been after they got into the Memorial itself, with a astonishingly small window of opportunity to file for a permit, pay the money, or solicit profit, publicity, new students, or in short ANYTHING THAT WOULD USUALLY MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO PREFORM. Which is what the law was mostly meant to REGULATE, mind: use of public spaces for premeditated agendas, ESPECIALLY for profit ones (which is a reason why you don’t see as many advertisements filmed at the White House even when a certain Neo-Bolshevik is not in it). And of course to make sure that the government gets its’ fair share (such as it is) for it.

But Wait. There’s more.

According to the 9/11 memorial’s website, groups wanting to perform must first obtain a permit. The Waynesville students didn’t have one, but did get verbal permission from a security guard that day, music teacher Martha Weathers Brown said.

Maybe she’s lying, but the See-BS page also echoes this.

Chorus teacher Martha Brown told Fox that one security guard at the memorial plaza had given the students permission to sing, but another guard told them to stop.


So in short: this started about monies. That you cannot preform certain acts of reverence (like a memorial tune, which just googling “Dirge” will show is one of the oldest forms of human musical expression known) on your own time, for nonprofit without bowing down and kissing the ring of BigGov for the privilege before paying up. Even if doing so would require a rather obscene expenditure for the occasion and- in this case- precognitive abilities. Because some half-wit overwrought bureaucrat somewhere decided that something like THIS could be reasonably viewed as a Performance.

And on the other hand: this is about Gov mugs not being able to get their right hand and left hand on the same page, because if we assume the teacher is honest (which granted may be a question) this NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED- the very thing that got the memorial staff wringing their panties out- unless ONE OF THEIR OWN hadn’t told them it was A-Ok. Only for a few others to go in and contradict it.

If there was one story to epitomize one reason to distrust government abilities and people- not the big, spectacular, horrifyingly damaging ones like Benghazi or Clinton’s email server, but the mundane, every day things- this would be one of them. It ENCAPSULATES just how greedy and incompetent this unfeeling blob that we pour trillions of dollars, many people, and immense trust in can be when given openings to get too big for its’ britches. I just wish it didn’t have to happen like this.

Which brings me to the final snippet.

Brown added that she understands why they were told to stop and used it as a teaching moment about respecting authority, showing students that these rules are in place to protect a sacred space from people who might want to be disrespectful.


I’m sorry, but WHAT?

How can you respect authority that Can’t even make up its’ own mind?

How is a permit based cash grab demand based on a Highly Tortured reading of the term “preform” going to protect this hallowed ground?

Let me emphasize that this land is not private property. This is a NATIONAL MEMORIAL. It belongs to WE THE PEOPLE. And if there is a reason for it to exist AT ALL it is to honor the memories and allow for mourning of the murdered dead (ya know, kinda like this!) And here we have tweedledee and tweedledum interrupting a CHOIR doing that and trying to state that their authority (which is again given in trust to them by WE THE PEOPLE) gives them the right to interpret bureaucratic minutiae like this.

I am not an anarchist. I am not even sure I agree with the saying that “The government that governs best governs least.” I do believe that governmental authority DOES play a highly important role in maintaining and preserving our freedoms and other things.

BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT THERE ARE FIELDS WHERE THE AUTHORITIES DO NOT AUTHORIZE IN, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO.

To quote the thing that empowers these authorities....

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


So now the Memorial staff are saying they’re oh so very sorry, the guy reacted incorrectly, you’re welcome to come back..blah blah blah. Maybe they even mean it. But I think in many ways that it is less important than the fact that this happened at all. That some small cogs in the Federal juggernaut honestly thought that This of all things was worth worrying about or treading on their coffers. And the fact that even the teacher is telling them this is a lesson about “respecting authority.”

If we cannot go to lawfully mourn and remember our dead at the location dedicated Specifically to it- if we are forced to put what is essentially Deeply Inoffensive expression under scrutiny for fear that it will offend some bit of overwritten and invasive statutory or regulatory law- then I do believe we will have lost just a little bit of our freedom, and the terrorists who committed this massacre will have won a victory. A little victory, not the war, not something that gives them the Bag-tinted dystopia they want all over the world. But something that makes that victory Just A Little Bit Closer. And honestly if an invasive state keeps sticking its’ nose in and forcing us to heed it on this invasive level, sooner or later people might think that the change over to caliphate will be a matter of convenience.

What can I even say about this? I’ve written enough… so I’ll just ask that you please, Please read the Fox link. It has the video in all its’ nature. And consider letting our dear *employees* in the government know exactly what we think of this.




Posted by Turtler   United States  on 04/27/2016 at 08:04 AM   
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calendar   Monday - September 21, 2015

urging people to think their way? gentle nagging. nudging.

Nudge theory (or Nudge) is a concept in behavioural science, political theory and economics which argues that positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to try to achieve non-forced compliance can influence the motives, incentives and decision making of groups and individuals, at least as effectively – if not more ...

At a guess I’d say some of you know about this theory already. Isn’t news to you. I think many others may not, or maybe heard something in passing and didn’t give it any thought. It is after all, kind of a non story.

But it bothered me somewhat when I read almost a year ago, an article in one of our papers about the govt. using a nudging tactic to get folks into a frame of mind whereby a bit of mild nagging, nudging, would get them to go along with, whatever.  The article used smoking as one example where folks could be encouraged to quit through this “nudge” thing, without them feeling as if they had been forced or bullied.  I suppose that may not be a bad thing in the medical use if it works. If I may get personal about it, I have known a few people, two very well, who died as a result of smoking and it was not pretty.  And I speak as a former smoker of some 38 years on Lucky Strikes non filter.  How I managed to get away with what little bad effects I got, and got over, (but not entirely) I will never know.  Especially when I lost someone very close and he was only 46 when lung cancer took him. Damn, I was 6 years older and started before he did.  Why him with so much ahead and the plans he had? 
I didn’t mean to get myself side tracked.

OK, enough of that. You get the picture.  In fact, I’d bet there are a few of you, Drew for sure, will have researched this nudging thing before I even finished typing and posting it.  And I’m certain, well as much as one can be certain of anything, that for our Turtler, this is not new news at all.  Same for LyndonB, especially Lyndon with his career experience.

So anyway, overall and after reading the article which at the time I didn’t even think important enough to post, and then forgot about until yesterday when I found this headline, spread out all across one page.


David Cameron’s plan to drive out foreign thugs? A cosy chat
to politely persuade them to leave the country

· Special unit tried to get inmates at Pentonville to agree to deportation
· Home Office letter says tactic seeks to encourage ‘early co-operation’
· More than 5,000 foreign criminals were kicked out of UK between 2014-15

By Martin Beckford, Home Affairs Editor For The Mail On Sunday

David Cameron is sending a crack team of experts into one of Britain’s toughest jails – to politely persuade foreign criminals to leave the country.
The Behavioural Insights Team visited Pentonville prison this summer to convince inmates to go along with deportation rather than launch costly appeals.

The unit uses psychological techniques known as ‘nudge theory’ to help people make better choices for themselves rather than forcing them to behave in a certain way.

The unlikely tactic at Pentonville is at an early stage, but it is thought members of the nudge unit spoke to foreign criminals about their attitudes to returning home, in an attempt to work out the best way to get them to comply.

Immigration officers are also stationed at the Victorian jail in North London – where criminals are often sent straight from courts in the capital after conviction – to find out where foreign inmates are from so they can be returned home as soon as possible.

Now here’s why I posted the article on Camron’s experiment and why it kinda bothers me. 
I read only recently a very short line or two, not even a paragraph, that a certain govt. official in the USA was very interested in this and had sent someone over here to “consult” on the subject.

Recognize any names here? Any cause to worry?  Not everyone agrees with the theory.

Nudge theory (or Nudge) is a concept in behavioural science, political theory and economics which argues that positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to try to achieve non-forced compliance can influence the motives, incentives and decision making of groups and individuals, at least as effectively – if not more effectively – than direct instruction, legislation, or enforcement.

Nudge theory’s most celebrated influences include the formation of a British Behavioural Insights Team, often called the ‘Nudge Unit’, at the British Cabinet Office, headed by Dr David Halpern and US President Barack Obama’s appointment of Cass R. Sunstein as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.  In Australia, the government of New South Wales established a Behavioural Insights community of practice.

The “Nudge” idea has been criticised. Dr Tammy Boyce, from public health foundation The King’s Fund, has said:
We need to move away from short-term, politically motivated initiatives such as the ‘nudging people’ idea, which are not based on any good evidence and don’t help people make long-term behaviour changes

mail on sunday

btw
It’s reported that there are some 5,000 foreign “offenders” at large on the streets of Britain after serving time behind bars.

And oh yeah, there was one guy from Eastern Europe, who murdered his wife and spent 8 yrs in jail in his home country.  He was released and within a few months showed up in England, but no record of previous crime due to no communication between police forces. Anyway, he wasn’t here a month before he killed someone. And ppl here are still against the DP.  I believe the victim was a 12 year old girl. And it isn’t an isolated example.

Last week a Polish immigrant was casing a neighborhood for a burglary, a friend of his hit another house but the one he entered was occupied by a woman alone with her two small children.  He stabbed her to death cos he could, neighbor heard screams and called cops, the second time that night for a call out. Wasn’t a neighborhood in bad place. Police on scene so quickly they caught the guy, with her two kids he’d taken.
In a case like that, I’d really appreciate it if cops were given the go ahead to just kill the bastard right there. 

Not too may hours before the killing, neighbors called about a suspicious guy hanging around the street.  They came and did speak to him but didn’t have anything to take him in for.  So they left.  And he murdered her shortly after. 


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/21/2015 at 12:30 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 26, 2015

TSA “Lost” Badges: This Really Make Me Wonder

Thousands Of TSA Badges Missing For Months

TSA Tries To Block Investigation

Senator John Thune fired off a blistering letter to TSA officials demanding answers regarding missing, lost or stolen SIDA (Secured Identification Display Area) badges that can be used by employees to gain access to secure areas at airports.

“Clearly there are an awful lot of things falling through the cracks and there’s just no room for an error when it comes to this issue. We need answers. They’re not providing them.”

Thune, who chairs the Transportation Committee, said previous answers from the agency had actually raised more questions than answers.

The concern follows reports that more than 270 badges went missing at the San Diego International Airport in the last two years and more than 1,400 badges missing from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Many of the missing badges were not reported for weeks or months in hopes they would be turned it - meaning they were not quickly deactivated.

The information comes following an investigation by a local NBC affiliate in Dallas, TX. They also found reports of missing crew and pilot uniforms.
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When Atlanta reported the information to the TSA they said they never should have given out the information in the first place, but we ask--doesn’t the public have a right to know?

Washington lawmakers are demanding an accounting of how many airport security badges have been lost or stolen around the country as an NBC News investigation reveals the problem may be bigger than originally thought.
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Workers are supposed to report a missing badge within 24 hours, and the San Diego airport authority said it plans to do more to ensure that rule is followed.

Right. Two airports. One. Two. 1. 2. Two airports. 1670 missing badges. From only TWO airports. I have to wonder, how many TSA employees are there at Hartsfield-Jackson? 1400 perhaps??

How many dozen more, or hundreds more, airports are there in the nation where TSA holds sway? Let’s do a universal badge check right now, and see if the actual number missing isn’t in the tens of thousands.


And are ALL the TSA folks drawn from the same pool of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity workers like the ones I see being the vast overwhelming majority at the NY and NJ airports? The same kind who might also be given to believing in Black Liberation Theology, chickens coming home to roost, jailhouse conversion to some X flavor of jizzlam, and a general God Damn America permanent sense of victimhood? Because I don’t forget how the criminal background checks for the hire-ees were ignored, not done, or went astray during the big TSA ramp up. Nor do I not remember the hundreds if not thousands of cases where TSA employees have been caught stealing passenger’s belongings, abusing the we-see-you-naked scanners, groping grandma, and otherwise flexing their general dickhead powers. Rather makes one wonder if the foxes have been hired to guard the henhouses. And now this? These people are issued firearms too, aren’t they? How many thousand of them are missing as well?

I have no desire to paint the five dozen qualified, honest, and hard working TSA employees with the old tarbrush, but it’s been NDO* for more than 6 years now, and as the mafia says, a fish rots from the head down. Unless you buy rotten fish to begin with, in which case it stinks from one end to the other, and has ever since Chimpy McBusHitlerburton’s Patriot Act got co-opted and co-rrupted by being forced to be a politically co-rrect jobs program.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/26/2015 at 09:03 PM   
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calendar   Monday - May 18, 2015

call the police. there’s kids playing with play swords, one looks like a ruler. huh?

Didn’t I mention just the other day, as I was posting something pretty stupid, that we would not have to wait more than a day or 2 before something else even dumber would crop up?
And sure enuff.

Hells bells is there a guy here who as a little kid didn’t have a make believe sword and pretend to be a swashbuckler? 
In fact, I remember a toy set from one Christmas, mom got me a holster and gun, no moving parts and made from some material sort of like...? I wanna say plywood but that would be wrong. This was like sawdust and chips glued together. The name is somewhere in front of me and I can’t seem to grab it. So anyway, there was also a small sword in the set for times when I tired of being Tom Mix or The Lone Ranger.
I suppose looking back, nobody thought we might in accident poke out an eye or get hurt. And I don’t recall any of us actually hurting each other.
I don’t recall sword play at school during recess, but if it did, and if we were not supposed be, I’d bet ya anything nobody would even dream of calling the police.

But that was then, and I doubt anyone in the US school system would do so even today.
This is now and this is the UK where ..... one would be surprised if the fuzz weren’t called.

Police called after boy, 9, uses a RULER as pretend sword in playground game of ‘knights and dragons’

Kyron Bradley waved ruler while at St George’s Bickley in Bromley, London

His mother Natasha, 27, from Orpington, met with headteacher about issue

But police visited two days later to talk with Year 4 pupil about ‘behaviour’

School spokesman said police routinely visit to assist with ‘pupils involved in or at risk of offending’

By Richard Marsden for the Daily Mail

Police were called to a primary school after a nine-year-old boy was caught using a ruler as a pretend sword in a playground game of ‘knights and dragons’.

Teachers have been accused of overreacting after asking officers to speak to Kyron Bradley, who waved the ruler around as he played with two friends at St George’s Bickley CE Primary School, in Bromley, south London.

The youngster’s mother Natasha Bradley said she burst into tears after hearing police were being called over a ‘stupid game’.

Miss Bradley, a 27-year-old carer and mother-of-two, said she had attended a meeting with headteacher Geraldine Shackleton following the incident on April 27, and had assumed it had been ‘dealt with’.

However, she was then told that police officers were coming to the school to speak to her son, a pupil in Year 4, about his behaviour, on April 29.

Miss Bradley, from Orpington, said Kyron had only been doing ‘what boys do’ - playing at ‘swordfighting’ with a pal in the playground.

She said: ‘I explained to my son that it was a stupid game to play as he could have fallen with the ruler. He cried, but he understood.

‘I had already dealt with Kyron myself. Why the police were involved I haven’t a clue.

‘I was so disgusted with the way he was being dealt with I burst out crying.’

Miss Bradley told the News Shopper, a local newspaper in South London: ‘I am quite a strict parent. I am not saying my child is an angel, but he has never been in trouble for anything more than being a bit chatty.’

Another parent at the school, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘These boys were just playing knights and dragons in the playground.

CONTINUES

Mom not too bright if she thinks her kid would have been in danger falling on a ruler. Anyway, I’m curious about any other kids being admonished this way, but there isn’t any followup so have no idea.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/18/2015 at 12:29 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - January 06, 2015

Isn’t This Interesting.

One wonders why we don’t trust the Government anymore. (note: I’ve twice taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution; not the government.)

Raytheon Riot Software Predicts Behavior Based on Social Media

Sounds like George Orwell’s 1984. I think he got it right… except for the year.

Here’s a quote I find especially chilling:

Last year, there were reports that the FBI was turning to social media to track stock fraud. Earlier in the year, the agency said it was developing a social media monitoring application, but insisted it would protect the privacy of individuals and protected groups before being used.

‘Protected’ groups? Who decides?


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 01/06/2015 at 08:08 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - December 18, 2014

EU want to break up Google

Wellcome to the EU Parliament where,,,, the EU Parliament votes to BREAK UP GOOGLE.
It’s all that damn capital success ya know.
Their vote is in responce to the charge that Google dominates the web and favours its own services in search results.
The parliamint does not actuallu have the power to break up Google, but the vote is meant to put lots of pressure on european regulators to rein in the Google giant.
This is the first time that the EU has ordered the breaakup of a company and it very significant that the company just happens to be a giant that’s known all over the world.

In fact, it might be more a move to show to show Google just who is boss among EU bureaucrats, in the form of the lady who has
taken over the job of an anti- competition case against Google, that her predecessor failed at.

The case began in 2010, it’s still open and Google could face up a $5 billion dollar fine AND, add to that, face reulation as well.
The lady’s name is Margethe Vestager, who may (time will tell) be one of those firebrands.

I do not like all aspects of Google, my bet you may not either.
But I find it hard to understand how a parliament made up of different countries could have the clout or the
right to break up an American company.
But then, look what happened to BP after the oil spill when they were bullied into paying off billions even to those who were not affteted by the disaster.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/18/2014 at 03:12 AM   
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calendar   Friday - November 14, 2014

a national food policy?

Shades of Stalin!

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans’ well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality and the federal budget. Yet we have no food policy — no plan or agreed-upon principles — for managing American agriculture or the food system as a whole.

That must change.

I’d have to disagree. Why we allow people who think like this to continue drawing breath? THAT must change. Leave us alone!

If you like what ObamaCare is doing for health insurance, you will love what a federal program to control what we eat does for food, as it takes into account “the environment, climate change, economic inequality” et cetera ad nauseam.

A federal stranglehold on how food is produced, distributed, and consumed will allegedly guarantee the following:

● All Americans have access to healthful food;
● Farm policies are designed to support our public health and environmental objectives;
● Our food supply is free of toxic bacteria, chemicals and drugs;
● Production and marketing of our food are done transparently;
● The food industry pays a fair wage to those it employs;
● Food marketing sets children up for healthful lives by instilling in them a habit of eating real food;
● Animals are treated with compassion and attention to their well-being;
● The food system’s carbon footprint is reduced, and the amount of carbon sequestered on farmland is increased;
● The food system is sufficiently resilient to withstand the effects of climate change.

In this time of illegal immigration I think first we have to define ‘All Americans’. And what is this ‘our public health and evironmental objectives’? Define ‘toxic’? I don’t see people keeling over dead-right-there (DRT) from bad stuff in the food. As for the production of our food, it is already transparent. Anybody can take a tour of a slaughter house or processing center. I just bought 1/4 of a cow. 170# of various cuts, hamburger, tongue, liver, etc. I’ve taken two tours of the farm. I’ve been behind the scenes at the local butcher’s. I’ve been to pig farms, chicken farms. It’s already transparent. All you have to do is request a tour and go. As for the marketing? By definition that’s transparent. You see it on TV, you hear it on radio.

Food industry already pays a fair wage.

“…a habit of eating real food.” I’m certain I’ve never eaten imaginary food. Last time I saw that trick was in the movie ‘Hook’.

Animals are already treated with compassion.

Carbon footprint? I still can’t get anyone to show me a ‘carbon footprint.’

Climate has always changed. The ‘food system’ — whatever that means — has always survived.

This has been tried before, and it worked wonderfully, according to Walter Duranty of the New York Times. Joseph Stalin used it suppress resistance to collectivization in the Ukraine. This was called the Holodomor.

Only those with a vested interest in the status quo would argue against creating public policies with these goals.

If you like going to the supermarket and seeing the shelves covered in food that you want to eat at a price you can afford, you have a vested interest in the status quo. If you want to stand in line for a bowl of gluten-free government gruel, don’t bother putting up any resistance to endlessly encroaching liberalism.

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National Food Policy worked for Stalin.

Liberal Masterminds Demand National Food Policy


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/14/2014 at 09:49 PM   
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calendar   Friday - June 27, 2014

Duct Tape is the answer

H/T to Vilmar

Heard about the NSA doing this some months ago. That’s why my computer cam has duct tape on it.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/27/2014 at 04:28 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 26, 2014

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS

Among those excuses:

1.  The dog ate my tax receipts
2.  Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3.  Traded documents for five terrorists
4.  Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5.  Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6.  Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7.  Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8.  Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9.  Was short on toilet paper while camping
10.  At this point, what difference does it make?

May I point out that I use those excuses anyway.

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/26/2014 at 04:40 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - November 21, 2013

Food police

Mom fined $10 by daycare for packing ‘unhealthy’ lunch

Unhealthy?

lunch of leftover roast beef, carrots, potatoes, an orange and milk.

Sounds healthy to me. This isn’t even a gov’t school. It’s a private daycare. Oh, she left a grain dish out. I’m sure the kids had plenty of grains in their breakfast cereal. One meal does NOT show the kids’ entire diet. That was a very healthy lunch. Healthier than any lunch I ever packed: PB&J, applesauce, cookies or cheese and crackers.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/21/2013 at 03:22 PM   
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calendar   Friday - October 25, 2013

WTF?

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 10/25/2013 at 05:12 PM   
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calendar   Monday - September 30, 2013

A ‘Must Read’ article…

I seriously urge everybody to just say ‘NO!’ to ObamaCare. Don’t participate. Don’t sign up. Don’t pay any fines or fees. Don’t even file tax returns if they ask about your health insurance.

Here’s that ‘must read’ article.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/30/2013 at 11:55 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - September 17, 2013

Shot Down In Flames

You Make ONE Little Mistake ...

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image via Insty A new high school level textbook designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam, may be chock full of revisionist leftist slant. I don’t know; I haven’t read the thing. But it does contain at least this one major error, restating the Second Amendment in the classic, classically WRONG, far Left manner. Even though that view was never supported by most citizens, and was shot down by SCOTUS a couple years back. I think people are getting damned fed up with the indoctrination, and they’re pushing back. Finally.

At Amazon the tome is getting savaged, garnering hundreds and hundreds of negative reactions. Good. I wonder how many it will take before they pull this POS off their digital shelves?

This text is designed for a one-semester or one-year United States history course for students preparing to take the AP U.S. History Exam. Teachers can assign the book as the course textbook or as a supplement to a college-level textbook. U.S. History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination presents the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times to the Obama administration. It follows the curriculum put out by the College Board for this course of study. Thirty chapters, each covering a different time period. Each chapter begins with an historical quote. Then each chapter narration is divided into sections and subsections by three levels of heads. Each chapter then has an “Historical Perspectives” (historiography) essay on some topic related to the chapter. This is followed by a list of key names, events, and terms from the chapter. Each chapter ends with a set of multiple-choice questions, a set of essay questions, and a set of questions related to a group of documents. In some chapters, this last set of questions is called a Document-Based Question (DBQ). Five of the text’s chapters have a special feature on how to write DBQs. The instruction is sequential, from one feature to the next. Students can gain additional experience by completing the Practice Exam at the back of the book.

Yadda, yadda, yah ... want to bet the entire thing is nothing but Black Armband History? Oooh, dem eviil Dead White Men done come over and mess up everything! ‘Merika all wrong, all bad, da big lie, and worse!

Burn it.

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Oh Hella Yeah



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/17/2013 at 01:45 PM   
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