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calendar   Saturday - April 20, 2013

Sounds Like A Tyrant To Me

Obama Trying For Another Legislative End Run



Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.

Federal law bans certain mentally ill people from purchasing firearms, but not all states are providing data to stop the prohibited sales to the FBI’s background check system. A federal review last year found 17 states contributed fewer than 10 mental health records to the database, meaning many deemed by a judge to be a danger still could have access to guns.

The Obama administration was starting a process Friday aimed at removing barriers in health privacy laws that prevent some states from reporting information to the background check system. The action comes two days after the Senate rejected a measure that would have required buyers of firearms online and at gun shows to pass a background check. That’s already required for shoppers at licensed gun dealers.

Stung by the defeat, Obama vowed to keep up the fight for the background check expansion but also to do what he could through executive action.


I don’t know if this is serious, or if it’s just more petulant smoke and mirrors from Teh Won. And I really don’t know how much Executive Action other presidents have done, but I’m getting pretty sick and tired of this shizz. I think it’s time for some new laws, maybe even a Constitutional Amendment, limited and specifying the power of the President. No more self-appointed un-vetted “czars”. No more “executive actions”. Or damn few. Everything goes through the Legislature, the way it is supposed to. Obama’s constant use of these things really smacks of tyranny.


“Even without Congress, my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more of our communities,” Obama said from the Rose Garden shortly after the Senate voted. “We’re going to address the barriers that prevent states from participating in the existing background check system.”

Obama also mentioned giving law enforcement more information about lost and stolen guns and establishing emergency plans for schools. Those measures were among the 23 executive actions the president signed in January when he announced his broader push for tighter gun laws in response to a mass shooting of first-graders and staff at Newtown, Conn.’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Health and Human Services Department on Friday was beginning to ask for public comment on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, passed by Congress in 1996 and known as HIPAA, is preventing some states from reporting to the background check system and how to address the problem. Under HIPAA, health care providers such as hospitals may release limited information to police, but only in certain circumstances such as when a court is involved.


Well, so much for privacy. Let’s just take that existing HIPAA law and throw it away because it’s inconvenient. Tyranny!

From what I’ve heard, mental health professionals have been given a binary choice when it comes to people looking to buy guns. All or nothing. And I’ve heard from a couple doctors that the word on the medical street is that no shrink in his right mind is ever, ever, going to say YES, because that just might put him in a liability position. So maybe gun owners had better take up Tai Chi, Transcendental Meditation, Rolfing, or somesuch to get their heads on straight, along with swearing off the anti-depressants and the anti-anxiety meds everyone else is on. And don’t ever lie down on that iconic couch.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/20/2013 at 01:14 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 06, 2013

Hugo Takes The Bit Dirt Nap

One Down, One To Go



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U.S. officials quickly cast Hugo Chavez’s death as an opportunity for America to rebuild a relationship with Venezuela and for the country itself to pursue “meaningful democratic reforms,” with President Obama heralding a “new chapter” in the Latin American country’s history.

Chavez, who had been battling cancer since 2011, died Tuesday after 14 years in power. An election is expected to be held in 30 days – the transition marks one of the first major challenges for newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry.

Obama kept a measured tone in a statement released Tuesday evening.

“At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez’s passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government,” Obama said. “As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the United States remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill were less reserved.

“Hugo Chavez was a tyrant who forced the people of Venezuela to live in fear,” Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a written statement. “His death dents the alliance of anti-U.S. leftist leaders in South America. Good riddance to this dictator.”




It’s just a damn shame that his people didn’t rise up and Ghaddafi him. Too bad. And I’m sure most of Hollywood is in deep mourning today, the filthy commies.

Onto more important matters ... I think my chicken is done cooking on the grill.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/06/2013 at 04:31 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - February 21, 2013

Our Continuing Adventures Across the 8th Dimension

To really loosely paraphrase Buckaroo Banzai, “No matter where you go, SciFi got there first.”

Vilmar posted on the latest crop of government drones - small as bees, and with the power to kill - and I realized that this was a song and dance I’d heard many years before.

Herman?
Yes Mr. Peabody?
Set the Wayback machine for 1953. We’re looking for Robert Scheckley and his short story Watchbirds.

Thousands of watchbirds, trying to stop countless millions of murders—a hopeless task. But the watchbirds didn’t hope. Without consciousness, they experienced no sense of accomplishment, no fear of failure. Patiently they went about their jobs, obeying each stimulus as it came.

They couldn’t be everywhere at the same time, but it wasn’t necessary to be. People learned quickly what the watchbirds didn’t like and refrained from doing it. It just wasn’t safe. With their high speed and superfast senses, the watchbirds got around quickly.

And now they meant business. In their original directives there had been a provision made for killing a murderer, if all other means failed.

Why spare a murderer?

But Mr. Peabody! All the smart BMEWS readers know that Scheckley borrowed the name from a weekly comic of the era that was used to teach children how to behave!
Of course Herman. And they’ve read about watchbirds here before too.  The great illustrator Munro Leaf ran the comic for decades.

Aww Mr. Peabody, don’t be such a drone!
Don’t make me have to swoop down there and kill you Herman.
Yes Mr. Peabody.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/21/2013 at 10:13 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - February 12, 2013

Build A Fence, Start A Blockade, Let Them Starve

Norks Set Off Nuke #3

Plutonium bomb (???) registers 5.1 on the Richter Scale



Whachu gonna do Obamba? Whachu gonna do?


China joins U.S., Japan in condemning North Korea nuclear test [like that will make any difference]

North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, which summoned the North Korean ambassador to protest.

The reclusive North said the test was an act of self-defense against “U.S. hostility” and threatened further, stronger steps if necessary.

It said the test had “greater explosive force” than the 2006 and 2009 tests. Its KCNA news agency said it had used a “miniaturized” and lighter nuclear device, indicating that it had again used plutonium which is more suitable for use as a missile warhead.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the third of his line to rule the country, has presided over two long-range rocket launches and a nuclear test during his first year in power, pursuing policies that have propelled his impoverished and malnourished country closer to becoming a nuclear weapons power.

China, which has shown signs of increasing exasperation with the recent bellicose tone of its neighbor, summoned the North Korean ambassador in Beijing and protested sternly, the Foreign Ministry said.

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said China was “strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed” to the test and urged North Korea to “stop any rhetoric or acts that could worsen situations and return to the right course of dialogue and consultation as soon as possible”.

China is a permanent member of the Security Council.

U.S. President Barack Obama labeled the test a “highly provocative act” that hurt regional stability and pressed for new sanctions.

Oooooh, more sanctions! Sure. The only “sanction” that will work is to cut this rogue nation off from the rest of the planet. Nothing gets in, nothing gets out. No fuel, no food, no medicine, no technology. Let them eat dirt. Um, I mean let them eat more dirt. That’s the easy way. The hard way is to nuke them or invade them. Pardon the pun, but those solutions have too much fallout to make it worthwhile. So send them a really strongly worded letter:

Dear North Korea:
Die.
Signed,
The Whole World

and then make it stick.

With any luck, Iran might get the message too.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/12/2013 at 05:56 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - January 29, 2013

Crivens

Check out Chris Muir’s Day By Day strip for today (it’s also over on the right sidebar):


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Horry Clap. Raw. And he knows which side of the aisle the Nazis were on too.

Remember: Kollektive aktivität macht frei. collective action makes you free.  Hey wait, isn’t that a minor paraphrase of what Obama said at he second coming re-inauguration?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/29/2013 at 06:00 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - August 28, 2012

mutual dislike of America and a row over a dirtbag

A mutual dislike of America and a row over that dirtbag Assange, brought together Ecuador and Iran.
Murky business deals are afoot.

I haven’t posted the whole article but it is worth reading.  Who’d have ever given any thought to things like this, without the investigative reporting of a paper like the Telegraph? 
Funny isn’t it, I approve of this and I really do believe they are truthful in the reportage.
BUT .. I never approved of Woodward and Bernstein and still believe that for whatever mistakes Nixon made, whatever unintended wrongs, okay. Intended as well, I always will believe Nixon was stitched up by the left.  I never thought it was all as bad as made out by those lefty loudmouthed bastards like Church and Absug. I don’t even know if I spelled the skanks name right and who cares? I’m glad they’re both dead and rotting.
Anyway … this isn’t about a former president.

UNITED BY A COMMON ENEMY

Julian Assange case: Ecuador accused of allowing Iran to evade sanctions
Documents obtained by The Sunday Telegraph in Quito reveal detailed plans to establish substantial banking mechanisms between Iran and Ecuador.
By Philip Sherwell in Quito

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The pictures show a backslapping mood of bonhomie between a left-wing South American president and the radical Islamic leader of Iran. Meeting in the mountain-ringed city of Quito last January, Presidents Rafael Correa of Ecuador and Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of Iran looked best of friends as they waved from the balcony of the Spanish-built Carondelet Palace.
Just how much an austere Islamist like Mr Ahmadinejad and a flamboyant, US-educated Catholic like Mr Correa really have in common is anybody’s guess.

But they do have a mutual dislike of America, a country described as “imperialist” by Mr Correa and as the “Great Satan” by Mr Ahmadinejad. And it is that same “enemy’s enemy is my friend” spirit that has now led Mr Correa to spark a diplomatic storm with Britain, after allowing the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to take refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy.

The dispute, which has seen Britain surround the embassy with police, revolves around fears that Mr Assange, who is wanted for questioning over sexual assault claims in Sweden, may then end up being handed to America for trial over his leaking of a mass of US diplomatic cables.
That Mr Correa’s government has a highly questionable record on the very press freedom that Mr Assange claims to be a martyr is of little import: for Mr Assange, Ecuador’s support represents a potential get-out ticket, and for Mr Correa, it is simply another chance to poke Uncle Sam and its loyal ally, Britain, in the eye.

Yet for many of Mr Correa’s critics both at home and abroad, his tactical friendship with Mr Assange is indeed no more than that – a diplomatic nuisance, designed simply to make Mr Correa a new darling of the anti-American Left.
Of far greater concern, they say, is his burgeoning relationship with Iran – which, they claim, is now getting help from Quito to dodge the Western-backed sanctions imposed to stop it going ahead with its suspected nuclear weapons program.

Documents obtained by The Sunday Telegraph in Quito last week reveal that detailed plans have been drawn up to establish substantial banking mechanisms between the two countries, even though they lie 8,000 miles apart and have only the tiniest of trade links.

So why? After all, the raunchy nightlife of Quito is not going to attract Iranian tourists, for whom drinking and dancing is banned by religious decree. Nor do the bananas of which Ecuador is the world’s largest exporter feature high on Tehran’s import list.
Instead, the new financial ties have prompted suspicions that the real intention is to help Tehran circumvent sanctions by channelling funds through Quito.

“The trading links between the two countries are marginal, so this new orientation by our government can only be explained in ideological terms or hidden deals,” said Cesar Montufar, an opposition leader who first helped reveal the Iranian ties last month.

“Correa wants to position himself as a representative of the radical left on a global stage. The Assange case fits with that strategy. And so does his approach to Iran.”
What would make those links all the more appealing to Tehran is that Ecuador has used the US dollar as its own currency since a 2000 financial crisis brought the country to its knees. So any deal would give Iran, which is being choked of access to US dollars by international sanctions, immediate access to America’s financial backyard.

The mullahs of the Islamic Republic are not alone in being lured by Ecuador’s dollar economy and loose financial controls, however. Other far less pious customers are also believed to showing an interest, including global drugs cartels, money launderers and terror financiers, according to international financial crimes investigators and US anti-narcotics officials.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/28/2012 at 09:00 AM   
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calendar   Monday - August 27, 2012

pygmies of politics draw a line in the sand, warn assad how to act in his own country

I heard on the radio that Obama has drawn a line in the sand (now that’s an appropriate word, sand is.) with regard to the use of chemical weapons by Assad. Then the Brit PM got into the act, not wanting to leave the bright and brave spotlight on O., and he too drew a line in the sand on the same issue.  Now France wants to flex military muscle because they are suggesting an alliance of western powers and bypassing the United Nations can you believe that?  The French suggest a limited version of a no fly zone. They want action but short of war.

As I listen to all this bloated bull shit from these political pigmies, I am left with the notion that France and the USA and the Brits, are all actually hoping like mad that Assad does use chemical weapons and thus give them the excuse they are desperate to find, to topple him. 

Another thought also comes to mind.

All that lovely technology used in the action in Libya, and it could be that the war there ended too quickly for the allies to use some other toys.
And lets face it, we do have so much unused and untested so far in actual warfare.

Oh joy.  Now here’s their chance in Syria to play with some more toys, if only Assad will co-operate and use his weapons of mass destruction.  It’s sort of like real estate with location, location, location.
But in this case with Syria and President Assad, it’s chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons.
Never mind that so far at least, he has not issued so much as a threat to do that.
In fact, the allies have been clear that even the threat will be enough to bring them in on Syria’s civil war. 

I guess the bottom line is no surprise.
Only those govts. who have the approval of the politically correct powers that rule in the west, are allowed to defend themselves against armed insurgents hiding among civilians.  Insurgents who quickly cry democracy and call themselves freedom fighters usually get the front pages and the support they need.  The party in power almost always loses the propaganda war and the other over used cry is then heard.

Civilians are being slaughtered by their own government.  There’s mass-a- crees being committed and it’s all documented by who?
Right.  “Activists”.  Amnsty Intl., Civil Rights Watch, and a dozen other nosy do gooders who’ve no business there in the first place.

It does look very much like Assad could be ousted.  There’s talk here that Brit specialists are already there and have been. Hell, who’d know?
But I wonder what would replace him?

So do the few Christians who remain and whose questions have yet to be answered.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/27/2012 at 11:39 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 24, 2012

Norway: Socialist Tyranny

Today’s Totally Misleading Headline:

Norwegian Justice: Just 10 Years for Murder of 77?



A Norwegian court sentenced Anders Behring Breivik to prison on Friday, denying prosecutors the insanity ruling they hoped would show that his massacre of 77 people was the work of a madman, not part of an anti-Muslim crusade. Breivik smiled with apparent satisfaction when Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen read the ruling, declaring him sane enough to be held criminally responsible and sentencing him to “preventive detention,” which means it is unlikely he will ever be released.

The sentence brings a form of closure to Norway, which was shaken to its core by the bomb and gun attacks on July 22, 2011, because Breivik’s lawyers said before the ruling that he would not appeal any ruling that did not declare him insane.

But it also means Breivik got what he wanted: a ruling that paints him as a political terrorist instead of a psychotic mass murderer. Since his arrest, Breivik has said the attacks were meant to draw attention to his extreme right-wing ideology and to inspire a multi-decade uprising by “militant nationalists” across Europe.

Prosecutors had argued Breivik was insane as he plotted his attacks to draw attention to a rambling “manifesto” that blamed Muslim immigration for the disintegration of European society.

Breivik argued that authorities were trying to cast him as sick to cast doubt on his political views, and said during the trial that being sent to an insane asylum would be the worst thing that could happen to him.

“He has always seen himself as sane so he isn’t surprised by the ruling,” Breivik’s defense lawyer Geir Lippestad said.

The five-judge panel in the Oslo district court unanimously convicted Breivik, 33, of terrorism and premeditated murder and ordered him imprisoned for a period between 10 and 21 years, the maximum allowed under Norwegian law.

Say WHAT??? 10 YEARS for gunning down 77 people, many of them children? Horry Clap, that’s LESS THAN 48 DAYS PER MURDER!!

Forget Norway!! [ come on, how often do I get a chance to use that one? NEVER!! ]

But the REAL truth isn’t even hidden in the article ... the teaser is blatantly misleading. Breivik didn’t get 10 years. He didn’t get 21 years. He got the maximum sentence allowed under Norwegian law, and Norway is a socialist state ruled by a king. Which means the rules don’t really apply, and Breivik is serving AT THE KING’S PLEASURE. Which means he is in jail forever.

But it also means that Norway is a tyranny, where the rules changes depending on which individual is involved. And it is perfidious sanctimonious bullshit on the order of Teh Fwench to claim “loving compassionate leniency” on the one hand (Breivik only got 10 years and may be out in less?) and iron fisted authority with the other (Breivik ‘ sentencing him to “preventive detention,” which means it is unlikely he will ever be released ‘). Socialism + Tyranny = Hypocrisy? Although Socialism = Hypocrisy and Tyranny = Hypocrisy are also tautologies.

I just think it’s two faced to call it 10 years, and for the news media to present it that way, when the reality is a life sentence with zero chance of parole. Somebody, somewhere, is a lying cheating mothafucka, playing us.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/24/2012 at 12:22 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - April 25, 2012

RCOB: Sucker Punch

Long past time to repeal the Patriot Act and disband Homeland Security. Especially now that the “war” is over, at least according the White House. So why are the jackbooted scum at TSA expanding their role? Welcome to the police state. Say goodbye to even the smallest remaining concept of Liberty.



The War On Terror Is Over!

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, “is now certain” to elect “an Islamist” as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls.

But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently.

“The war on terror is over,” a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”

So assisting the creation of the Caliphate, which could be seen as the ultimate act of dhimmi submission, was the key to victory this whole time? Who knew? We could have avoided 2 wars and numberless secret support missions with just a couple dozen bullets. Take out all the oppressive dictators and let the pizzlamic rabble set up their “Sharia Democracies” and they’ll be happy. And with gains like that coming in all across the world in so short a time, they’ll be happy and content and never try to push their agenda on any other nation, right? Awesome. Glad that’s sorted out. Too bad it took 11 years and 5500 military lives to figure out. And tens of trillions of dollars, but WTF, it’s only China’s money anyway. At 15% interest.

But if it’s over, and all the big bad threat is gone, then why is the TSA becoming the New Gestapo? Why not just reset the worldview clock to 1999 so we can party down with our new “legitimate Islam” buddies? Surely you can’t be trying to tell me that a handful of kooks in the mountains of Idaho are the new national threat? Really?

TSA goon squads at the bus station: police state, here we come

Paul Joseph Watson writes for Prison Planet that Big Sis has started a program with the TSA and police officers to search and interrogate passengers on Houston buses. This practice isn’t new. As we’ve written several times at TSA News, this program of warrantless searches on buses, trains, boats, and highways, is part of VIPR, and has been going on all over the country. Houston is just the latest stop. Watson writes:

Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee unveiled the program, labeled Bus Safe, at a Friday press conference. According to a Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston(METRO) press release, agencies involved in the scheme will, “ride buses, perform random bag checks, and conduct K-9 sweeps, as well as place uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms to detect, prevent, and address latent criminal activity or behavior.”

“While local law enforcement agencies focus on overall safety measures noted above, representatives with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will also be on hand, lending their counter-terrorism expertise and support during the exercise,” states the press release.

TSA expands beyond airport screening

The TSA has its hands all over the country’s transportation systems, from trains to buses to subways to ferries to trucks. Its VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) program has been in operation since 2005.

VIPR teams periodically descend on transportation hubs to conduct “random” searches, as they did in Tennessee; in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky; in Des Moines, Iowa; in Tampa, Florida; in Sacramento, California; and perhaps most notoriously, in Savannah, Georgia, where train passengers were separated from their luggage and body-searched after they got off the train.
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VIPR teams also operate in the New York City subway and in other cities, where, according to the TSA, they “surge into a transit agency.”

They can also show up at “special events,” such as football games. TSA head John Pistole recently testified before Congress that the TSA “conducted more than 8,000 VIPR operations in the past 12 months, including more than 3,700 operations in mass-transit and passenger-railroad venues.”

And where the goons aren’t, their drones already are, or soon will be. With or without junior versions of Hellfire missiles aboard; you’ll never know one way or the other.

Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S.

There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit.

The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states.

Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority.

And if the drones aren’t flying, the security cameras are. They’re everywhere, and getting denser by the hour. Every store you shop in, every ATM machine, every parking lot, many urban and suburban streets. Hell, we’ve got 2 of them down here at the intersection. Oh, that’s just to run the stop lights. Uh huh. Sure it is. And every cop car in the state - in the country? - has a Wifi PC on the front seat connected to the national databases, and the up-armored patrolman with the fully automatic weapons in the trunk can run your picture or your plates whenever the F he wants to. And they do. Not to mention the Easy Pass transponder or your car’s built in OnStar, both of which report your whereabouts to the government. As does your cellphone, which the FBI can turn on remotely and listen in to everything it can pick up. That is, until they finish building their massive new data mining storage facility to hold a copy of every email and telephone conversation across the country. Across the world. And probably all your bank accounts and spending habits too. But don’t worry, it’s for your own good. As long as you’re a good citizen. Right, Winston Smith? Nothing to fear at all. It’s not that you have nothing to hide. It’s that you have nothing that you CAN hide. But good citizens don’t, so why worry?

Freedom? Liberty? Constitution? Like “limited government” and “sound currency” these are now meaningless terms. “No search without a warrant” & “probable cause” - soon to be Leno’s favorite punchlines.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/25/2012 at 12:25 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - December 14, 2011

The DC Garbage Nazis

Where are we, England?

DC Woman Fined For Not Recycling Poop Soaked Newsprint



WASHINGTON - It’s the law in D.C. - recycle or face a fine from the Department of Public Works. But is enforcement of the law going too far?

Dupont Circle resident Patricia White says she has been fined eight times for throwing homemade cat litter in her trash. The fines total $2,000. White says she shreds old newspaper and junk mail to use as cat litter. She believes she is helping the environment by reusing the paper and avoiding cat litter you will find in stores.

After being fined several times, White says she called the Department of Public Works inspector who issued the tickets. According to White, the inspector admitted to digging through trash looking for violations. White even appealed the violations in D.C. court. Judge Audrey Jenkins agreed with the inspector after White explained the situation. FOX 5 tried to reach Judge Jenkins, but her office has declined to comment.

D.C. Council Member Jack Evans says DPW is going too far with its recycling enforcement. He demanded a meeting with DPW Director Bill Howland to discuss White’s case.

White says she will continue to fight the citations and continue to dispose of her cat’s litter in the trash and not in the recycling bin.


We have paper recycling here in Clinton too. Newspapers, magazines, cardboard. But if you shred the paper it becomes garbage, and if the paper is soiled with either food or feces it is NOT recyclable. I think the garbage nazis in DC and Judge Stoopid ought to get a better grip on reality. Besides, newspaper is organic, so it can decompose, and it will decompose more readily once it is cut into little bits and soaked with something, especially something that happens to be an organic acid. Like cat pee.

Yet another case of A Bridge Too Far that has connected the insane asylum with the powers of government.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/14/2011 at 01:32 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - October 20, 2011

Got Him

Moamar Ghadafi Captured In Libya

Updated: Thursday, 20 Oct 2011, 7:40 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 20 Oct 2011, 7:40 AM EDT

SIRTE, Libya - Libyan strongman Moamar Ghadafi has been captured, a Transitional National Council military commander said Thursday.

“He has been captured. He is badly wounded, but he is still breathing,” Mohamed Leith told AFP, adding that he saw Ghadafi himself and that he was wearing a khaki uniform and a turban.

Ghadafi was said to be wounded in both legs, according to Reuters, which said he was detained near Sirte.

Libyan TV channel Libya lil Ahrar also said that he was in custody.

However, the TNC’s UK spokesman, Mahmoud Nacua, warned that there was “not enough information” to confirm Ghadafi’s capture, and a former TNC spokesman in Britain, Guma al Gamati told Sky News that “this is not confirmed.”

Sirte, Ghadafi’s hometown and the last bastion of his supporters, was the last holdout against TNC forces. The town’s capture, which both military officials and new regime political sources said was expected later Thursday, would pave the way for the TNC to officially take control of Libya and move its headquarters away from its Benghazi stronghold in the east to the capital, Tripoli.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens next. One less dictator in the area, but what will become of Libya now?



UPDATE: Oops, He’s Dead Now

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya’s interim rulers said.

His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.

“He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head,” National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”

Reports are conflicting. Some say he was caught in a spider hole like Saddam, and surrendered. Yet somehow managed to get shot in the legs twice, and then in the head? Other reports say he was gunned down by a NATO attack on a fleeing convoy of vehicles. And so on. No word on whether the new “battle-dozer” had anything to do with his death or capture, but it also appears that the town of Sirte has fallen. And that should be about the end of the fighting in Libya. Now, show us his body, and show us how it’s disposed of, so we infidels can learn. Betcha they throw his corpse to the dogs.

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UPDATE 2: Rat In A Drain Ditch
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the drain pipe where Muammar was hiding when he was captured ... and then executed? Lyndon gives us the latest news link!

14:03 NTC spokesman Abdel Hafez Ghoga says: “We announce to the world that Kadhafi has been killed at the hands of the revolution. It is an historic moment. It is the end of tyranny and dictatorship. Kadhafi has met his fate,” he added.

14:00 PM David Cameron to give statement on reports of Gaddafi’s death imminently.

13:57 The revolutionary fighter who says he saw the capture of Gaddafi tells Sky News he hit him with his shoe (one of the worst insults in the Islamic faith). He was reportedly shot once in the head and once in each leg.

13:54 NTC spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga also now confirming the former leader’s death.

13:52 If reports are found to be true that Gaddafi was found in a hole underground in District 2 in his hometown of Sirte, the similarities to the capture of Saddam Hussein are unavoidable. The Iraqi dictator was discovered in a small, underground hole concealed next to farm buildings near the his own hometown of Tikrit. He had been hiding out for months with a handful of his most loyal aides.


Rat in a drain ditch
Caught on a limb
You know better but
I know him


14:34 Let’s recap all reports of deaths and captures. Just to be clear, none have yet been independently verified:

Muammar Gaddafi: Dead - NTC officials

Mutassim Gaddafi, Col Gaddafi’s fifth son: Dead - NTC officials

Moussa Ibrahim, Gaddafi’s spokesman: Captured - NTC officials

Abu Bakr Yunis, former defence minister: Killed in Gaddafi’s convoy - NTC officials

Ahmed Ibrahim, Gaddafi’s cousin and adviser: Captured. - Mlegta.

Mansour Daw, Gaddafi aide: Captured. - Libya TV

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/20/2011 at 10:47 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - September 17, 2011

What WMDs?

If we had delayed even a couple of months, until Saddam actually had his deadly pathogens and gas weapons, it would have meant the deaths of tens of thousands of American soldiers. And if those weapons had found their way into terrorist hands, it would have doomed millions. But did Saddam have these kinds of connections? Was he a global terror threat akin to al-Qaeda? The common wisdom says no. The common wisdom is wrong.

When American tanks smashed into Baghdad, Saddam had already completed construction of an anthrax production facility, which was a week away from going live. If it had been permitted to go into production, this one facility could have produced ten tons of weaponized anthrax a year.

Dual-use, mobile bio labs, hundreds of suicide bombers in training, direct links to dozens of terrorist groups throughout the Middle East and major funding to them, operatives kitted up and ready to attack in a dozen countries, half a thousand tons of yellowcake, a 40 fold increase in WMD spending ... the list goes on and on. Saddam Hussein was on the very, very cusp of the vertical part of the logarithmic curve of WMD growth when the USA invaded in March 2003. Another month’s delay would have given him enough poison to kill tens of thousands of our soldiers. Another year and he could have wiped out half the world. That was why we were “rushing to war” Senator Kennedy.

According to documents discovered after the war, by 1997 the number of university “instructors” doing solely WMD work numbered 3,300, with another 700 to 800 dispatched to WMD-related facilities to help with technical problems. Between 1996 and 2002 — the eve of the invasion — spending on WMD projects increased 40-fold, and the number of specific projects increased from 40 to 3,200. Top officials captured after the collapse of the regime repeatedly told investigators that Saddam’s WMD projects were in overdrive and ready to go into production the moment sanctions were lifted.

You mean those horrible sanctions that the evil USA was using to starve poor but happy kite flying Iraqi children? The sanctions the Democrats wanted lifted? The sanctions the whole Oil For Food scandal was doing an end run around anyway? (hey, whatever happened with Oil For Food? Why wasn’t France fined a hundred zillion for that? Did anybody anywhere get into any actual real trouble?)

A good analogy for the links between Saddam and bin Laden is the Cali and Medellín drug cartels. Both drug cartels (actually loose collections of families and criminal gangs) were serious national-security concerns to the United States. The two cartels competed for a share of the illegal drug market. However, neither cartel was reluctant to cooperate with the other when it came to the pursuit of a common objective — expanding and facilitating their illicit trade. The well-publicized and violent rise of the Medellín cartel temporarily obscured and overshadowed the rise of, and threat posed by, the Cali cartel, in the same way that 9/11 camouflaged the terror threat posed by Saddam. In reality Saddam and bin Laden were operating parallel terror networks aimed at the United States. Bin Laden just has the distinction of having made the first horrendous attack.

Given the evidence, it appears that we removed Saddam’s regime not a moment too soon.

And all of this is in the Duelfer Report, the document that the media claims proved there were NO WMDs in Iraq ... because they never even bothered to read past the first page’s Executive Summary.

And let’s not ignore the other salient facts: the pre-invasion inspectors were played like a violin, the post-invasion inspectors were often under fire, you can hide damn near anything under the sand in a desert, and allah alone knows how many of his researchers were silenced or never interviewed or killed during the invasion and their documents destroyed accidentally. In all likelihood things were even worse; we’ll never know.

via BlackFive


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/17/2011 at 02:09 PM   
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calendar   Friday - May 06, 2011

Captain Clueless Takes The Credit?

This might go a long way towards explaining why the OBL story seems to change by the hour. A 4 page insider’s story that Obama and his minion Jarret are blithering indecisive idiots, and that the whole OBL mission was run by Leon Panetta, with support from Hillary. Or is it just another whack job conspiracy “anonymous source” story written by one of her supporters? It sure goes a long way towards explaining that now famous “Situation Room” picture, where TOTUS looks more like a bad puppy caught peeing on the carpet than Our Bold Progressive War Leader. Hell, look at it: he’s not sitting at the head of the table. He’s not even sitting in a “big people” chair. He’s squatting on the floor. There isn’t even a chair for him to sit in. They just stuck him in for a photo op.

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Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound.  Was that accurate?

A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so.  President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.

I have been told by more than one source that Leon Panetta was directing the operation with both his own CIA operatives, as well as direct contacts with military – both entities were reporting to Panetta only at this point, and not the President of the United States.  There was not going to be another delay as had happened 24 hour earlier.  The operation was at this time effectively unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it had already been initiated.  President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission.  Upon his arrival there was a briefing held which included Bill Daley, John Brennan, and a high ranking member of the military.  When Obama emerged from the briefing, he was described as looking “very confused and uncertain.” The president was then placed in the situation room where several of the players in this event had already been watching the operation unfold.

The President of the United States, the Commander In Chief of all the military overruled?

That’s called a coup ladies and gentlemen. Treason in the highest degree. A junta, even if it was one that only lasted a few hours. Obama the sock puppet, his strings pulled from behind the curtain. If this story is even remotely true, how can you have the smallest measure of faith that these strings aren’t being pulled on a daily basis? Read the article.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/06/2011 at 12:11 PM   
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calendar   Friday - March 25, 2011

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/25/2011 at 06:07 PM   
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