Sarah Palin knows how old the Chinese gymnasts are.

calendar   Tuesday - February 12, 2013

Closing That Inconvenient Loophole, Part Two

Billions Wasted On ObamaPhones

Nobody bothered to check to see if the poor who got them were actually poor

Millions of cheaters gamed the reparations system

The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven’t proved they are eligible to receive them.

The Lifeline program—begun in 1984 to ensure that poor people aren’t cut off from jobs, families and emergency services—is funded by charges that appear on the monthly bills of every landline and wireless-phone customer. Payouts under the program have shot up from $819 million in 2008, as more wireless carriers have persuaded regulators to let them offer the service.

Suspecting that many of the new subscribers were ineligible, the Federal Communications Commission tightened the rules last year and required carriers to verify that existing subscribers were eligible. The agency estimated 15% of users would be weeded out, but far more were dropped.

A review of five top recipients of Lifeline support conducted by the FCC for the Journal showed that 41% of their more than six million subscribers either couldn’t demonstrate their eligibility or didn’t respond to requests for certification.

This is what you get when you give the job to NGOs and then don’t do any oversight.

The program, which is administered by the nonprofit Universal Service Administrative Co., has grown rapidly as wireless carriers persuaded regulators to let people use the program for cellphone service. It pays carriers $9.25 a customer per month toward free or discounted wireless service.

Americans pay an average of $2.50 a month per household to fund a number of subsidized communications programs, including Lifeline.
Until last year, FCC rules didn’t require carriers to certify to the FCC that subscribers were eligible. Consumers could self-certify, and in many states documentation wasn’t required.

Carriers said many of the disqualified subscribers simply didn’t reply when asked to prove their eligibility. They also said the FCC rules on self-certification, and the absence of a national database of participants, made it hard to keep ineligible people from signing up.

No good deed goes unpunished? Nah. This was a BS idea from the get go. It would have been easier to allow a one time $40 charge on the EBT to get a phone, and then an extra $10/mo for purchasing minutes. At least that way the only people getting the phones would be those already on the dole. But wait; having to flash you EBT would almost be like asking for ID when you vote. Therefore it’s raaaacis!!


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/12/2013 at 12:18 PM   
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Sweden, where stupidity is understood as brilliance.

Things at home require attention.
Speaking of attention .... these stories caught mine.  Not sure exactly why because it comes as no surprise.  Seems like while the cast changes from time to time, the play remains unchanged.

H/T Tundra Tabloids


Sweden has long since stopped circling the drain, and has taken that final plunge into oblivion.

The Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) plans to open an office in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in an effort to prepare emigrating Somalis for life in Sweden.

The purpose of the pilot project is to assist Somalis who have received a Swedish residence permit on family reunification grounds but who have not yet arrived in Sweden.

In 2012, a Swedish Migration Court decision opened the door for many Somalis to join family members who have permission to stay in Sweden. The Swedish embassy in Addis Ababa processes these applications.

By mapping out the residency applicants’ professional and educational backgrounds, the Public Employment Service hopes to find suitable places in Sweden where they can apply for work.

“If we can help prepare them we believe we can win time, quite simply, when it comes to their establishment in Sweden,” Mattias Wahlsten, operations coordinator at the Public Employment Service, told Sveriges Radio (SR).

NOTE: And there will always be more just waiting around the corner, and in the mind of the self loathing Left, denying them entry, would be deemed ”racist”.


Meanwhile, in further news from the world of the politically correct ...

Police get a lesson in Muslim culture

NEW Wiltshire Police recruits have visited a Gorse Hill mosque as part of their cultural awareness training.

A total of 15 new police officers, plus two members of Victim Support, went to the Al-Habib Islamic Educational and Cultural Centre, in Chapel Street, yesterday where they listened to a presentation on Islam and sampled ethnic food.

It was part of two days of cultural awareness training, organised by the West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum.
It also included a visit to a Sikh temple and talks about other faiths, including Hinduism and Rastafari-anism.

Shahid Khan, a sufi teacher at the mosque, who delivered the presentation in the male prayer room, said the visit aimed to build relations between the police and the Muslim community, giving officers a point of contact and greater understanding when dealing with a case involving Muslims.

more mind numbing stuff here


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/12/2013 at 11:25 AM   
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Tell Me What I Don’t Know

Gas Prices Continue To Rise

Gas prices hit a historic high
Gas prices hit a national average of $3.59 Monday – the highest ever for a Feb. 11.

A combination of high crude prices, refinery shutdowns, and early speculation has sent gas prices soaring to seasonal highs earlier than usual this year, with no signs of prices at the pump falling until spring, according to recent estimates.

Gas prices have climbed every day for the past 25 days, reaching a national average of $3.59 per gallon Monday, the most expensive national average ever for Feb. 11, according to AAA.

During just the past two weeks, average prices have climbed almost 25 cents, the biggest jump in gas prices in almost a year.

“This is a very early rise,” says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. “January has tended to be a quiet month through the years, but the rally really began in earnest around Jan. 15.”


One thing I’d like to know is why the blend prices jump the way they do. These days, 87 octane gas is called “regular”, but it used to be called #!$* “economy” when I was younger. And the gas that we’re getting is at least 10% ethanol, which artificially boosts the octane rating while at the same time providing less energy to power your engine. So 87 octane is more like 83 octane. In other words, it’s Turd World Goat Pee. But the blend prices jump 20 to 30 cents per gallon going from 87 to 89, a delta of 2 octane points, while only jumping 10 cents from 89 to 93, a delta of 4 points. And without that ethanol and today’s modern downsized terminology, “super premium” would be called “regular”.

So we’re paying a lot more, for a lot less. I feel a little bit sad for folks who have cars with high performance engines that require actual 93 octane gas to run their best ... and I have no idea how anybody can keep those old 60s and 70s high compression V8 engines running. I could have sworn those engines needed 100-104 octane gas, and leaded to boot. That kind of stuff costs $23/gal these days. Even 100 octane avgas is over $6/gal, and that’s a tad illegal to use in your street car.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/12/2013 at 11:02 AM   
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calendar   Monday - February 11, 2013

nice bracelet


See More Below The Fold


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/11/2013 at 05:16 PM   
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Walking a fine line, or leaping across it?

h/t to Doc Jeff, who spotted this and wonders ... is posse comitatus dead? WTH, it’s just another bit of the Constitution gone, and at this point who would notice another missing shred?

[from Wikipedia] The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce the State laws. Contrary to popular belief, the Act does not prohibit members of the United States Armed Forces from exercising Law enforcement agency powers within a State, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order”; it requires that any authority to do so must exist within the United States Constitution or Act of Congress (which it currently does not except under the Insurrection Act).{Federalist 29 (Hamilton, 1788)} Any use of the Armed Forces under either Title 10/Active Duty or Title 10/Reserves at the direction of the President will offend the Constitutional Law also known as Public Law prohibiting such action unless declared by the President of the United States and approved by Congress. Any infringement will be problematic for political and legal reasons.

The Bill/Act as modified in 1981 refers to the Armed Forces of the United States. It does not apply to the National Guard under state authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within its home state or in an adjacent state if invited by that state’s governor. The U.S. Coast Guard, which operates under the Department of Homeland Security, is also not covered by the Posse Comitatus Act, primarily because the Coast Guard has both a maritime law enforcement mission and a federal regulatory agency mission.

So military forces can be used for law enforcement duty, but only at the request of the President and with Congressional approval. So, was that asked for and given last week in Alabama, for that Jimmy Lee Dykes guy who was holding a 5yo boy hostage? I had not heard either way. Not that this would be the first time Posse Comitatus was violated in Alabama under Obama’s watch.

Hostage negotiations, especially those involving children, are always tricky, and trained government negotiators already have a secret bag of tricks that are not shared. In this case, news reporters aided the effort, as well, with many agreeing not to publicize movements of equipment and people in the Midland City, Ala., area so as not to spook Dykes.

But while more will surely be told about the ordeal in Alabama, which ended Monday with a late afternoon raid that saved Ethan but ended in the death of Dykes, it’s also clear that parts of the operation will remain shrouded in secrecy, given that it involved America’s most expert paramilitary counter-terrorism units collaborating with US special operations forces, under the direct authority of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

“This all rings of a unique covert operation,” says Randall Rogan, a crisis communications expert at Wake Forest University who has been following the story closely, adding the multiagency involvement is “atypical, quite honestly, for … what, after all, is not a significant terrorist event.”

Well, there ya go. While Posse Comitatus does have a number of exceptions ...

There are a number of situations in which the Act does not apply. These include:

* National Guard units and state defense forces while under the authority of the governor of a state;
* Troops used under the order of the President of the United States pursuant to the Insurrection Act, as was the case during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
* Under 18 U.S.C. § 831, the Attorney General may request that the Secretary of Defense provide emergency assistance if civilian law enforcement is inadequate to address certain types of threats involving the release of nuclear materials, such as potential use of a nuclear or radiological weapon. Such assistance may be by any personnel under the authority of the Department of Defense, provided such assistance does not adversely affect U.S. military preparedness. The only exemption is nuclear materials.
* Support roles under the Joint Special Operations Command

Although it is a military force, the U.S. Coast Guard, which operates under the Department of Homeland Security, is not restricted by the Posse Comitatus Act. The Coast Guard enforces U.S. laws, even when operating as a service for the U.S. Navy.

… having Special Forces troops take out a kidnapper does not seem to be one of them. Even “under the direct authority of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta” ... who has NO AUTHORITY in this situation at all. Was kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes made out of plutonium? I think not.

Ok, a deranged kidnapper is dead, and a little kid is safe ... but the local cops could have, should have done the job. Or maybe with the help of the FBI, who I am sure has a whole bag of tricks and a warehouse full of neato high tech gear ... so why bring in soldiers? Of any kind??  Just one more instance of Libs going with the “pragmatic” solution, laws be damned.

This is no way to run a railway. Or a nation.

As usual, I’m late to the party. Freepers were all over this days ago, as was this site, which followed the story as it unfolded. Dykes is said to have had explosives, but nobody is saying he had nukes. Duh.

Oh look, FBI AGENTS in action at that bunker.

So let me toss out an OTOH - if the police have been fairly militarized and equipped, and the FBI has crews that are so militarized that you can’t tell them from soldiers even when they stand right in front of you, what’s the point? The lines are so blurred these days; Posse Comitatus may exist on paper, but it can have a nice end run done on it by groups like these. Or, as Hillary says, “What difference does it make?”

SOFREP covered this too, and seems to think it’s all hunky-dory. I think it’s time we tore up the Patriot Act, shut down the DHS, and put back up a couple of Jamie Gorlick’s walls. Take away Barney Fife’s machine gun and armored half-tank, and give him back his revolver and his one bullet. Put suits on the Feebs, not soldier’s uniforms. And keep the Army, Navy, and Air Force out of law enforcement. And that includes drones too. Ok, except maybe along the borders, the defense of which is arguably their job anyway.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/11/2013 at 03:00 PM   
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Wait, is this a rhetorical question?

I must be getting slow, when Rich K has to bring a Somali pirates story to my attention. I missed this one, because the story is that ... there is no story.

“Have hired guns finally scuppered Somali Pirates?”

ABOARD RMS QUEEN MARY (Reuters) - Posted between septuagenarian passengers in deck chairs, lookouts stand watch over the Gulf of Aden, scanning the horizon for pirates.

After more than half a decade of Somali men attacking Indian Ocean shipping from small speedboats with AK-47s, grappling hooks and ladders, the number of attacks is falling fast.

The last merchant ship to be successfully hijacked, naval officers monitoring piracy say, was at least nine months ago. It’s a far cry from the height of the piracy epidemic two years ago, when several ships might be taken in a single week to be traded for airdropped multi-million dollar ransoms.

But as the Queen Mary 2, one of the world’s most recognisable ocean liners, passes through the Red Sea, Indian Ocean and out towards Dubai, its owners and crew are taking few chances.

Like many merchant vessels, the QM2 now carries armed private contractors when passing through areas of pirate risk.

Cunard will not discuss precise security arrangements. But contractors on other vessels routinely carry M-16-type assault rifles and sometimes belt-fed machine guns, often picked up from ships acting as floating offshore armouries near Djibouti and Sri Lanka.
The only confirmed attack this year, Goodes said, was on a merchant vessel in early January as it sailed towards the Kenyan port of Mombasa. On-board private security guards repelled the assault after a 30 minute firefight.

According to the European Union anti-piracy task force EU NAVFOR, 2012 saw only 36 confirmed attacks and a further 73 “suspicious events” - incidents in which a crew report a suspicious craft that might be pirate but could also be simply an innocent fishing boat. That itself was a substantial fall from 2011, with 176 attacks and 166 “suspicious events”.

Only five ships were captured in 2012, down from 25 in 2011 and 27 in 2010.

“This is an important year,” says Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Sheriff, spokeswoman for EU NAVFOR. “We will find out whether this fall in piracy is really sustainable.”


Maybe I should start paying attention to the west coast of Africa, where all the current pirate action is.  The Somalis had their moment, but it seems to be over. The Nigerians are just ramping up. Here is a hijacking that happened a few days before this story was posted ... and is over already.

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A Luxembourg-flagged, French-owned petroleum products tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast at the weekend has been released, and its crew of 17 are safe, the vessel’s owner said on Wednesday.

SEA-Tankers, which owns the vessel Gascogne, lost contact with the ship around 130 km (80 miles) off the coast on Sunday in what the International Maritime Bureau later said was an attack by Nigerian pirates.

It was the second tanker hijacking in Ivorian waters in the last three weeks. Armed hijackings have been on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea, which is second only to the waters off Somalia for piracy.

However, policing of the waters off Nigeria, Benin and Togo is increasing and Ivory Coast, with a poorly trained and equipped navy, is becoming a new target for Nigerian pirates.

“SEA-Tankers are pleased to report that product tanker Gascogne has been released,” the company said in a statement. “All 17 seafarers are reported safe.” It said two injured crew were being taken care of.
France’s Foreign Ministry said the tanker had been released late on Tuesday after the pirates took it to Forcados in Nigeria and siphoned off around 200 tonnes of its cargo of diesel fuel. It said the ship was now heading for Lome in Togo.
Unlike Somali pirates who hold vessels and their crews for ransom, Nigerian groups mainly target ships carrying refined petroleum products that are easily sold on the local black market.
Three tankers have been targeted in attacks in the Gulf of Guinea in the past week, prompting the International Maritime Bureau to issue a security warning for the region.

Two of the incidents occurred off Nigeria, with one attempted hijacking claiming the life of a crew member early on Monday.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/11/2013 at 02:40 PM   
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Is This The Difference That It Doesn’t Make?

Brennan’s Secret War?

New book purports to tell the real story behind Benghazi: just one more of Odumbo’s unintended consequences. White House Counter-Terrorism adviser John Brennan was running his own little war inside Libya, with teams of hit squads, taking out AQ leaders. Neither CIA director General Petraeus nor Ambassador Stevens was aware of it. And then the foo hit the shan ...

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the US consulate because of a secret low-level war in which American hit squads took out leaders of al Qaeda militias, which retaliated in Benghazi. There was never a protest at the consulate over the infamous anti-Islamist YouTube video.

So says the new 80-page e-book, “Benghazi: The Definitive Report” (William Morrow) by Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb, two military veterans who specialize in reporting about clandestine operations at the website Their book, which they say is based on interviews with well-placed security types but contains virtually no checkable sourcing, is loaded with explosive allegations.

The fall of Moammar Khadafy presented a tricky situation for us: Khadafy, though a despot to his own people, had nevertheless been cooperating with the US, which among other favors was granted the right to use Libyan territory for CIA black sites.

Moreover, the opposition to Khadafy wasn’t exactly led by a gang of Libyan George Washingtons. Many of the rebel leaders were sharia-loving members of al Qaeda who had come from jihadist strongholds in the cities of Derna and Benghazi, which are so tied up in Islamist fundamentalism that they were major exporters of guerilla warriors who fought the US in Iraq.

Plenty more to read at the link to today’s NY Post.  The full book is an e-book, for your Kindle or other digital reader. $2.99 at Amazon.

And some more at SOFREP, the author’s Special Ops web site.

And more, regarding Hillary. And that article in The Blaze on her so-charming responses to the Benghazi committee hearings.

Since the CIA didn’t know about the secretive hit squads targeting al Qaeda, the agency and the consulate personnel were caught off guard: “They had no idea that the Special Operations missions would be kicking the hornet’s nest in Libya and therefore could not prepare for the fallout that would result.” Petraeus, the authors say, “was furious about being left in the lurch by the Obama administration.”


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/11/2013 at 01:46 PM   
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That Dorner Guy

I haven’t posted on the hunt for ex-Navy, ex-cop, multiple murdering fugitive with a “manifesto” Christopher Dorner. I really don’t know what to make of the the situation. Yeah, the guy is off the deep end. And it’s quite possible that he got screwed over by the LAPD for blowing the whistle, and then lost the PC battle of Black Officer vs Female Officer and that cost him his job. Even though the victim corroborated his version of the story. And now, years later, he’s slipped over the edge?

‘I am a man who has lost complete faith in the system, when the system betrayed, slandered and libeled me,’

How many million of us have already “lost complete faith in the system” and have daydreamed of bringing violence to bear? The whole country is a powder keg over gun control and Obamacare, to name just two issues. Granted, Dorner’s writing shows him to hold the exact opposite beliefs that I do.

And I don’t think he’s up in any mountains in any big old snow storm. At a ski resort. That just doesn’t jibe. The truck? Probably had a buddy take it up there and then burn it. Or did it himself, then doubled back the other way. No, I think he’s down Mexico way. Somewhere warmer.

I don’t think LAPD has any intention of capturing and arresting this guy. None at all. If they find him, they’ll kill him on the spot. They’ve already shown how trigger happy they are in this situation, shooting up a completely different model and color vehicle that they “mistakenly” thought was his. It’s a miracle that the two women in it weren’t blown to shreds.

SondraK has a good post on this, and notes the difficulty the MSM is having applying the proper agenda filters to the story. Don’t want everyone to know that Dorner is a major Obamabot. They may not want the word to leak out that Dorner has a growing herd of supporters that see him as some kind of folk hero, a vengeance taking Dark Knight fighting back against the epitome of corruption and abuse, the problematic LAPD.

And now there is a $1 million reward on the guy. And they’re hunting him with drones. Drones??? Armed ones? Nobody is saying.

Several tips came in a few hours after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference alongside police chiefs and mayors from Irvine and Riverside.

“This search is not a matter of if, but a matter of when,” he said. “I want Chris Dorner to know that.”

Villaraigosa called Dorner’s actions a “reign of terror,” but expressed confidence that he would be brought to justice.

“His actions cannot go unanswered,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said.

Authorities were using drones to search for Dorner, Customs and Border Patrol Spokesman Ralph DeSio told the Daily and Sunday Express.

After days without resolution, Dorner’s fugitive status caused concern among some and downright fear among others in Irvine, an upscale community that the FBI consistently ranks among the safest cities in the U.S.

While it is quite likely that Dorner will be hunted down and killed, I would not be at all surprised if he just quietly evaporated and was never found or heard from again. And thus becomes an urban legend.

Hey, maybe Hollywood will make a movie out of it. Get LL Cool J to play the lead, as he looks quite a bit like Dorner.

another link, as if you could open any news site and not find a bunch right at the top.

Vilmar is all over this story. link, link, link, link, and probably more by the time you click over there for a visit. Yes, the story is outrageous from all sides. The LAPD is out of control, Dorner is nuts, and the media is bending itself into pretzels trying to massage the story into their pre-existing agendas. Odd how the whole thing just seems to be a dud to me. Kind of like those BREAKING NEWS school shooting stories that end abruptly when it turns out the gunmen and wounded are all black. But I don’t think race has any part of my null reaction. I’ve just become a dull-eyed observer I guess. There’s so much else that is blatantly, screamingly, apoplectically wrong with our country that this one is just a tiny little blip, no bigger than that ho who was working the Mikey D’s for McNuggets.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/11/2013 at 09:04 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - February 10, 2013

gettin down

If the plans hold up, I’ll be here the week before Thanksgiving. 


Maybe I should take one of those PADI courses first.

Link with pics


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weather or not

Big Old Snowstorm Whacks North East!


Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

Municipal workers from New York to Boston labored through the night Saturday in snow-bound communities, where some motorists had to be rescued after spending hours stuck in wet, heavy snow. Meanwhile, utilities in some hard-hit New England states predicted that Friday’s storm could leave some customers in the dark at least until Monday.

“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone of Long Island, which got more than 2 1/2 feet of snow.

About 400,000 homes and businesses remained without power early Sunday, down from a total of about 650,000. Some school districts announced they’d be closed on Monday, complicating parents’ back to work schedules but giving kids another day for frolicking.

We missed out on the big weather adventure. Mostly. We had about 4” of snow here, and hardly a bit of wind. The parking lots and the roads are perfectly clear now, and the melting has already begun. Snow never lasts long here in NJ.

I feel bad for the folks who got hammered, and I hope everyone had adequate time to prepare. Sure, the weather wienies often get over-excited about things, but they’ve been right about the last few major major storms ... so when they give a storm a name and say it’s going to suck, maybe it’s time to listen.

I bought some extra gas for the car, 3 packs of meat, and made sure I had enough propane in the bbq grill. Not that any of that was needed. We never lost our power, and we were plowed out within an hour or two of the end of the storm. We live in the western part of the state, a good 50 miles inland, and major storms almost always come up the coast. So we miss the worst of them. Mostly.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/10/2013 at 09:19 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 09, 2013

Oh Hella Yeah

Aw flack, I can’t find a better headline ... this is the feel-good story of the weekend.

Follow this link, read the little post, watch the video. It will make your day.

Of course, the local media puts their left handed spin on things, making the uppity councilman seem like some kind of hero. BS. That’s why you need to follow the above link ...

The members of the Oak Harbor City Council were outnumbered and surrounded by men with guns, but they managed to diffuse the situation with parliamentary procedures.

But as hard as they try, it’s impossible to hide the truth that there was almost a mighty uprising in that little city. People have had enough. There will be no more.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/09/2013 at 10:31 PM   
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Women in combat?

What’s the problem?



Posted by Christopher   United States  on 02/09/2013 at 01:42 PM   
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calendar   Friday - February 08, 2013

All The Laws In The World Won’t Help

Hey UK, how’s that nearly universal disarmament gun control shizz workin’ out for ya?

Dale Cregan fired a total of 32 bullets at two unarmed police officers during a carefully planned ambush which lasted just 31 seconds

The 29-year-old continued firing at the officers when they were on the ground and only stopped when his Glock handgun, which had been fitted with an extended magazine was empty.

PC Fiona Bone, 32, was shot eight times as she desperately discharged her Taser weapon, while her colleague 23-year-old Nicola Hughes was also hit eight times.

The court heard how Cregan coolly stood over the officer as she lay on the ground and fired three bullets into the back and side of her head.

Before fleeing the scene in a stolen car Cregan, who had been on the run from police for three months left what the prosecution described as his “calling card”, by throwing a hand grenade at the two stricken officers.

It exploded causing further injuries to PC Hughes, but the court heard she was already dead by that point.

Totally deranged psycho mofo. But hand grenades? Where the HHelll do you get friggin’ hand grenades from???

Jurors were also told how Cregan, who was wanted at the time for the murders of father and son David and Mark Short, who had been shot in separate attacks in May and August, carefully planned the ambush
Continuing to outline the prosecution case on day two of the trial at Preston Crown Court, Nicholas Clarke QC said: “Cregan’s carefully laid plan had been successful. He had lured two unarmed officers to his door and he was armed, ready and waiting for them.”

He went on: “As Nicola and Fiona walked through the small front garden, he opened the front door and immediately fired his Glock. Both officers were shot to the chest. The body armour that they were wearing protected them and the bullets did not penetrate. Examination of the scene after the event shows that after the first shots both officers made a tactical retreat. As they retreated more shots were fired. Nicola Hughes was shot just below her armoured vest in the middle of her back causing her to fall forwards paralyzed onto the path. As she was falling or lying flat on her stomach she was shot three more times.”

Mr Clarke said Cregan then turned his attention to PC Bone who was trapped in front of the lounge window in the garden.

He said Cregan fired 24 bullets at her as she desperately tried to discharge her taser weapon.

She did manage to fire the Taser but only into the concrete path.

Thank Heaven the plod allowed her a Taser. All the other officers get is a frowny face on a cardboard stick.
Oh wait, the taser didn’t do jack shit. Never mind.

The court heard that Cregan then left the scene in a stolen BMW car.

Mr Clarke told the jury: “Before he fled Abbey Gardens he made sure that he left his usual calling card. He launched another military fragmentation grenade back towards the garden of number 30, where the two police officers were lying on the floor.

“This exploded causing further injuries to Nicola, who was nearest to the grenade. She had already been fatally injured by the gunshot wounds inflicted upon her. The grenade did not cause or contribute to her death.”

It is alleged Cregan then drove directly to Hyde Police station where he calmly told the officer at the front desk: “I’m wanted by the police and I’ve just done two coppers.”

I’m sure the Lord Mayor of London is convinced that the Glock and the grenades came in from South Carolina where such things are easily available like NYC Mayor Bloomberg says.

Horry Clap. IF this guy gets convicted, will he get more than an “ASBO”? Maybe 6 months in the kitty, with conjugal visits and early release for good behavior? After all, I’m sure he came from a broken home, and his isolated religious upbringing forgot to tell him that murder was illegal and wrong.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/08/2013 at 02:57 PM   
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traditional Muslim values of hospitality and tolerance .

A short followup to that story about the muslim patrol on a street in London.

The video sucks and you won’t want to watch it all. But a few seconds will give you an idea of the mentality of some of these wankers.

Lets face it.  Not all muzzies think this way, not all of them would so openly go this far and not all of them would approve of this.
The problem is of course, that too damn many do. And there are plenty who do not want to identify themselves with a group like this, but who are quite willing to have them do it cos they don’t like the infidel either. You’ll note I’m sure the Brit accent on the masked idiot.  Some of them are actually born here. 

Which reminds me of something else but has to do with American born, white muslim terrorists.

Read in the paper today about “protests” over the guy who will be CIA director and the use of drones which the idiot protesters say, also kill, Americans.
First of all, I am so freeking sick of those two words. Protester and activist. Use either or both together and it automatically give credence to their position.
What the hell sort of profession is activist anyway.  I keep hearing people introduced in news programs that way.
As far as I’m concerned, any so called American fighting on the other side is NOT an American. It used to be called Traitor but Jane Fonda put paid to that I suppose.  Anyway, I would think anyone going to Pakistan and joining a terror group would forfeit any claim to citizenship. Wouldn’t they?  So why the bru-haha and the signs carried by these protesting idiots referring to drones that kill Americans?  Why the hell isn’t anyone taking a rifle or anything else that goes boom, to these .... “activists?”

Originally found this story on Front Page Magazine

Before becoming Prime Minister, David Cameron wrote, “If we want to remind ourselves of British values – hospitality, tolerance and generosity to name just three – there are plenty of British Muslims ready to show us what those things really mean.”

And the Muslim Patrol is busy reminding everyone of the traditional Muslim values of hospitality and tolerance in their latest video.

Many of the younger Islamists are wannabe rappers and their Islamist ad-hoc militias fuse thug culture with Islamism. It would be an awkward combo with any other religion, but Islam was born out of violent thuggery by Mohammed and his followers who raided and raped their way across the desert.

There’s lots of pre-recorded gun sounds and what looks like the world’s worst vlog as our intrepid Islamist hero leers behind his mask while attempting to scream his message of hate down at the camera without falling into it or having his mask fall down.

There are the usual cheerful messages of tolerance and hospitality like “Islam is here in London… this is not a Christian country… Christianity can go to hell…Allah Akbar”


“… the Kuffar can go to hell… we need the Sharia…the Kuffar cannot stop us… we are coming to implement Islam.”

Followed by a warning to Prime Minister David Cameron, “anyone who tries to stop us, we will take their alcohol, we will tell the naked women to cover up and implement Islam upon your own necks, David Cameron.”

Before the election, Cameron said, “No Muslim I’ve ever met is offended by Christmas, or supports its replacement with ‘Winterval’. But many Muslims I’ve talked to about these issues are deeply offended by the use of the word ‘Islamic’ or ‘Islamist’ to describe the terrorist threat we face today.”

Perhaps David will care to take that up with these Islamists.



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