Friday, May 31, 2013

 
Posters

Several of these are pretty good. 
 










































Fools Elect Fools





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In case you believed Obama's promises and lies about this subject -- read on ....
 
Obama Signing United Nations Anti-Gun Treaty June 3rd
 

Maryland boy suspended for gun-shaped pastry is now lifetime NRA member - Yahoo! News Canada
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/maryland-boy-suspended-gun-shaped-pastry-now-lifetime-192635275.html

Illegal Immigrant Mother of Seven Given Food Stamps, Meds, Housing, and Social Security - For 20 Years - Fox Nation
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/05/31/illegal-immigrant-mother-seven-given-food-stamps-meds-housing-and-social-security-20

Hillary's approval ratings plummet, Benghazi scandal blamed | WashingtonExaminer.com

Hillary's approval ratings plummet, Benghazi scandal blamed | WashingtonExaminer.com

Ted Cruz: Obama administration does not respect First, Second, Fourth or Fifth Amendments | WashingtonExaminer.com

Ted Cruz: Obama administration does not respect First, Second, Fourth or Fifth Amendments | WashingtonExaminer.com

State Dept. Report Lists 6 Terror Attacks Last Year in Benghazi Before 9/11 Attack

State Dept. Report Lists 6 Terror Attacks Last Year in Benghazi Before 9/11 Attack

Russia Sells More Migs to Syria!


News from The Associated Press
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_SYRIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-31-07-36-18

Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare to Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums by 64-146% - Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/05/30/rate-shock-in-california-obamacare-to-increase-individual-insurance-premiums-by-64-146/

Record unemployment, low inflation underline Europe's pain | Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/us-eurozone-economy-idUSBRE94U0DJ20130531
Post Turtle
 

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. 


Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president. 


The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle''. 


Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle' was. 


The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just Wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with." 
Best explanation I've heard yet.
 
  
  
  
  
 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

72,600,000: Record Number on Medicaid in 2012; Outnumbers Populations of France and UK | CNS News

72,600,000: Record Number on Medicaid in 2012; Outnumbers Populations of France and UK | CNS News

Facebookers, beware: That silly update can cost you a job | Internet & Media - CNET News
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57586767-93/facebookers-beware-that-silly-update-can-cost-you-a-job/

DemoSocialism at its best.......


Church wine runs low in latest Venezuelan shortage - Yahoo! News Canada
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/church-wine-runs-low-latest-venezuelan-shortage-145357383.html

AP CEO: 'Thousands And Thousands' of Phone Records Seized
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/30/AP-Thousands-and-thousands-phone-records-seized

Detroit Mayor: Let's Force Employees to Live in City Limits for 7 Years
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/30/Dave-Bing-detroit-bankrupt

Syria's Assad 'confident in victory' in civil war
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/lebanese-tv-syria-has-received-russian-missiles

Obama’s ‘Chicago Way’ | National Review Online
http://nationalreview.com/article/349610/obamas-chicago-way-john-fund

OSU President Apologizes For Notre Dame Jab: ‘Those Damn Catholics’ « CBS Cleveland

OSU President Apologizes For Notre Dame Jab: ‘Those Damn Catholics’ « CBS Cleveland

GO BLUE!

Feds say Iran's support for terrorism growing - Washington Times

Feds say Iran's support for terrorism growing - Washington Times

IRS Crosses Green Line

IRS Crosses Green Line

ORLANDO, Fla.: Lawyer: Zimmerman prosecutor withheld evidence - Trayvon Martin - MiamiHerald.com
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/29/3422519/lawyer-zimmerman-prosecutor-withheld.html

America's China mistake - latimes.com
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-chang-chinese-navy-20130530,0,7560801.story
Warm story from WWII
 
 "You're In God's Hands Now.."


 
 
 


 
 

 

 
"You're In God's Hands Now..."
 
 
The 21-year old American B-17 pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision. "My God, this is a nightmare," the co-pilot said.
 
"He's going to destroy us," the pilot agreed.
 
The men were looking at a gray German Messerschmitt fighter hovering just three feet off their wingtip. It was five days before Christmas 1943, and the fighter had closed in on their crippled American B-17 bomber for the kill.
 
Watch this video
Brown's Crippled B-17 Stalked by Stigler's ME-109
 
 
The B-17 pilot, Charles Brown, was a 21-year-old West Virginia farm boy on his first combat mission. His bomber had been shot to pieces by swarming fighters, and his plane was alone, struggling to stay in the skies above Germany . Half his crew was wounded, and the tail gunner was dead, his blood frozen in icicles over the machine guns.
 
But when Brown and his co-pilot, Spencer "Pinky" Luke, looked at the fighter pilot again, something odd happened. The German didn't pull the trigger. He stared back at the bomber in amazement and respect. Instead of pressing the attack, he nodded at Brown and saluted. What happened next was one of the most remarkable acts of chivalry recorded during World War II.
 
Charles Brown was on his first combat                                                            mission during                                                              World War II                                                            when he met an                                                            enemy unlike                                                            any other.
USAAF Lt. Charles Brown
 
 
Charles Brown was on his first combat mission during World War II when he met an enemy unlike any other.
 
Revenge, not honor, is what drove 2nd Lt. Franz Stigler to jump into his fighter that chilly December day in 1943. Stigler wasn't just any fighter pilot. He was an ace. One more kill and he would win The Knight's Cross, German's highest award for valor.
 
Yet Stigler was driven by something deeper than glory. His older brother, August, was a fellow Luftwaffe pilot who had been killed earlier in the war. American pilots had killed Stigler's comrades and were bombing his country's cities.Stigler was standing near his fighter on a German airbase when he heard a bomber's engine. Looking up, he saw a B-17 flying so low it looked like it was going to land. As the bomber disappeared behind some trees, Stigler tossed his cigarette aside, saluted a ground crewman and took off in pursuit.
 
As Stigler's fighter rose to meet the bomber, he decided to attack it from behind. He climbed behind the sputtering bomber, squinted into his gun sight and placed his hand on the trigger. He was about to fire when he hesitated. Stigler was baffled. No one in the bomber fired at him.
 
He looked closer at the tail gunner. He was still, his white fleece collar soaked with blood. Stigler craned his neck to examine the rest of the bomber. Its skin had been peeled away by shells, its guns knocked out. One propeller wasn' turning. Smoke trailed from another engine. He could see men huddled inside the shattered plane tending the wounds of other crewmen.
 
Then he nudged his plane alongside the bomber's wings and locked eyes with the pilot whose eyes were wide with shock and horror.
 
Franz Stigler wondered for years what                                                            happened to                                                              the American                                                            pilot he                                                            encountered in                                                            combat.
Luftwaffe Major Franz Stigler
pressed his hand over the rosary he kept in his flight jacket. He eased his index finger off the trigger. He couldn't shoot.
 
It would be murder.
 
Stigler wasn't just motivated by vengeance that day. He also lived by a code. He could trace his family's ancestry to knights in 16th century Europe . He had once studied to be a priest. A German pilot who spared the enemy, though, risked death in Nazi Germany. If someone reported him, he would be executed.
 
Yet Stigler could also hear the voice of his commanding officer, who once told him: "You follow the rules of war for you -- not your enemy. You fight by rules to keep your humanity."
 
Alone with the crippled bomber, Stigler changed his mission. He nodded at the American pilot and began flying in formation so German anti-aircraft gunners on the ground wouldn't shoot down the slow-moving bomber. (The Luftwaffe had B-17s of its own, shot down and rebuilt for secret missions and training.) Stigler escorted the bomber over the North Sea and took one last look at the American pilot. Then he saluted him, peeled his fighter away and returned to Germany .
 
"Good luck," Stigler said to himself. "You're in God's hands now..." Franz Stigler didn't think the big B-17 could make it back to England and wondered for years what happened to the American pilot and crew he encountered in combat.
 
Charles Brown, with his wife, Jackie (left),                                                            found peace                                                              after his                                                            reunion with                                                            Franz Stigler,                                                            with his wife,                                                            Hiya.
Charles Brown, with his wife, Jackie (left), with Franz Stigler, with his wife, Hiya.
 
As he watched the German fighter peel away that December day, 2nd Lt. Charles Brown wasn't thinking of the philosophical connection between enemies. He was thinking of survival.
 
He flew his crippled plan, filled with wounded, back to his base in England and landed with one of four engines knocked out, one failing and barely any fuel left. After his bomber came to a stop, he leaned back in his chair and put a hand over a pocket Bible he kept in his flight jacket. Then he sat in silence.
 
Brown flew more missions before the war ended. Life moved on. He got married, had two daughters, supervised foreign aid for the U.S. State Department during the Vietnam War and eventually retired to Florida .
 
Late in life, though, the encounter with the German pilot began to gnaw at him. He started having nightmares, but in his dream there would be no act of mercy. He would awaken just before his bomber crashed.
 
Brown took on a new mission. He had to find that German pilot. Who was he? Why did he save my life? He scoured military archives in the U.S. and England . He attended a pilots' reunion and shared his story. He finally placed an ad in a German newsletter for former Luftwaffe pilots, retelling the story and asking if anyone knew the pilot.
 
On January 18, 1990, Brown received a letter. He opened it and read: "Dear Charles, All these years I wondered what happened to that B-17, did she make it home? Did her crew survive their wounds? To hear of your survival has filled me with indescribable joy..."
 
It was Stigler.
 
He had left Germany after the war and moved to Vancouver , British Columbia , in 1953. He became a prosperous businessman. Now retired, Stigler told Brown that he would be in Florida come summer and "it sure would be nice to talk about our encounter." Brown was so excited, though, that he couldn't wait to see Stigler. He called directory assistance for Vancouver and asked whether there was a number for a Franz Stigler. He dialed the number, and Stigler picked up.
 
"My God, it's you!" Brown shouted as tears ran down his cheeks.
 
Brown had to do more. He wrote a letter to Stigler in which he said: "To say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU on behalf of my surviving crewmembers and their families appears totally inadequate."
 
The two pilots would meet again, but this time in person, in the lobby of a Florida hotel. One of Brown's friends was there to record the summer reunion. Both men looked like retired businessmen: they were plump, sporting neat ties and formal shirts. They fell into each other' arms and wept and laughed. They talked about their encounter in a light, jovial tone.
 
The mood then changed. Someone asked Stigler what he thought about Brown. Stigler sighed and his square jaw tightened. He began to fight back tears before he said in heavily accented English: "I love you, Charlie."
 
Stigler had lost his brother, his friends and his country. He was virtually exiled by his countrymen after the war. There were 28,000 pilots who fought for the German air force. Only 1,200 survived.
 
The war cost him everything. Charlie Brown was the only good thing that came out of World War II for Franz. It was the one thing he could be proud of. The meeting helped Brown as well, says his oldest daughter, Dawn Warner.
 
They met as enemies but Franz Stigler, on                                                            left, and                                                            Charles Brown,                                                            ended up as                                                            fishing                                                            buddies.
They met as enemies but Franz Stigler, on left, and Charles Brown, ended up as fishing buddies.
 
Brown and Stigler became pals. They would take fishing trips together. They would fly cross-country to each other homes and take road trips together to share their story at schools and veterans' reunions. Their wives, Jackie Brown and Hiya Stigler, became friends.
 
Brown's daughter says her father would worry about Stigler's health and constantly check in on him.
"It wasn't just for show," she says. "They really did feel for each other. They talked about once a week." As his friendship with Stigler deepened, something else happened to her father, Warner says "The nightmares went away."
 
Brown had written a letter of thanks to Stigler, but one day, he showed the extent of his gratitude. He organized a reunion of his surviving crew members, along with their extended families. He invited Stigler as a guest of honor.
 
During the reunion, a video was played showing all the faces of the people that now lived -- children, grandchildren, relatives -- because of Stigler's act of chivalry. Stigler watched the film from his seat of honor.
 
"Everybody was crying, not just him," Warner says.
 
Stigler and Brown died within months of each other in 2008. Stigler was 92, and Brown was 87. They had started off as enemies, became friends, and then something more.
 
After he died, Warner was searching through Brown's library when she came across a book on German fighter jets. Stigler had given the book to Brown. Both were country boys who loved to read about planes.
 
Warner opened the book and saw an inscription Stigler had written to Brown:
 
In 1940, I lost my only brother as a night fighter. On the 20th of December, 4 days before Christmas, I had the chance to save a B-17 from her destruction, a plane so badly damaged it was a wonder that she was still flying.
 
The pilot, Charlie Brown, is for me, as precious as my brother was. Thanks Charlie.
 
Your Brother in Arms
 


Lincoln and Obama are very much alike:

 


1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama used the same Bible..

2. Lincoln came from Illinois. Obama comes from Illinois.

3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the Illinois Legislature.

4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had very little experience before becoming President.

5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration. Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.

6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

7. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

8. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

9. Lincoln was born in the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

10. Lincoln was called Honest Abe.. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

It's History not Spin!

Dirty Harry Weed's Dirty $$$$ source......


News from The Associated Press
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DEVELOPER_CONTRIBUTIONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-29-15-34-55
Anti-American Orientation = TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-msnbc-falls-below-559923
Duh?....LOL....Saeed Jalili Emerges as Establishment Favorite in Iran’s Presidential Race - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/world/middleeast/saeed-jalili-emerges-as-establishment-favorite-in-irans-presidential-race.html

Larry King Announces New Show on RT

Communist Out of the Closet......Larry King Announces New Show on RT

Special IRS Prosecutor Favored as Obama Support Drops - Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-30/special-irs-prosecutor-favored-as-obama-support-drops.html

Hello?! Sen. Durbin?! Constitution Equals Protection for ALL Citizens! 

Hello?! Sen. Durbin?! Constitution Equals Protection for ALL Citizens!

Common Sense Erupts In Lonestar State: New Bill Makes Teachers Armed Marshalls

Common Sense Erupts In Lonestar State: New Bill Makes Teachers Armed Marshalls

Geopolitical Journey: The Search for Belonging and Ballistic Missile Defense in Romania

Geopolitical Journey: The Search for Belonging and Ballistic Missile Defense in Romania

28th Amendment Check this out!

 

 

 
Please
Pass it on!
 
The 28th Amendment, 35 States and Counting
The 28th Amendment , 35 States and Counting:
It will take you less than a minute to read this. If you agree, please pass it on. It's an idea whose time has come. Children of congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans. How nice! Staffers of Congress family members are also exempt from having to pay back student loans. Members of Congress can retire at full pay after only one term. Members of Congress have exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, under which ordinary citizens must live. For example, they are exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment. And as the latest example, they have exempted themselves from Healthcare Reform, in all of its aspects. We must not tolerate an elite class of such people, elected as public servants and then putting themselves above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever. The self-serving must stop. Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention. If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days most people in The United States of America will have the message.Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ”. You are one of my 20.
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Why The Next War With China Could Go Very Badly For The United States



Why The Next War With China Could Go Very Badly For The United States

Posted: 28 May 2013 05:15 PM PDT

Chinese Military Most Americans assume that the U.S. military is so vastly superior to everyone else that no other nation would ever dream of fighting a full-scale war against us.  Unfortunately, that assumption is dead wrong.  In recent years, the once mammoth technological gap between the U.S. military and the Chinese military has been closing at a frightening pace.  China has been accomplishing this by brazenly stealing our technology and hacking into our computer systems.  The Pentagon and the Obama administration know all about this, but they don’t do anything about it.  Perhaps the fact that China owns about a trillion dollars of our national debt has something to do with that.  In any event, today China has the largest military in the world and the second largest military budget in the world.  They have stolen plans for our most advanced jets, helicopters, ships and missile systems.  It is estimated that stealing our technology has saved China about25 years of research and development.  In addition, China is rapidly developing a new generation of strategic weapons that could potentially enable it to actually win a future war against the United States.  At one time such a notion would have been unthinkable, but as you will see below, the next war with China could go very badly for the United States.

The Washington Post is reporting on a confidential report that was prepared for the Pentagon, and what this report says about the extent of Chinese cyber espionage is absolutely startling.  Will China know ALL of our secrets at some point?  The following is a brief excerpt from the Washington Post article about the theft of our military technology by China.  It turns out that Chinese hackers have gotten their hands on plans for almost all of the new cutting edge weapons systems that we have been developing…

Some of the weapons form the backbone of the Pentagon’s regional missile defense for Asia, Europe and the Persian Gulf. The designs included those for the advanced Patriot missile system, known as PAC-3; an Army system for shooting down ballistic missiles, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD; and the Navy’s Aegis ballistic-missile defense system.

Also identified in the report are vital combat aircraft and ships, including the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship, which is designed to patrol waters close to shore.

Also on the list is the most expensive weapons system ever built — the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is on track to cost about $1.4 trillion.

One military expert that the Washington Post showed the report to was absolutely stunned…

“That’s staggering,” said Mark Stokes, executive director of the Project 2049 Institute, a think tank that focuses on Asia security issues. “These are all very critical weapons systems, critical to our national security. When I hear this in totality, it’s breathtaking.”

The experts said the cybertheft creates three major problems. First, access to advanced U.S. designs gives China an immediate operational edge that could be exploited in a conflict. Second, it accelerates China’s acquisition of advanced military technology and saves billions in development costs. And third, the U.S. designs can be used to benefit China’s own defense industry. There are long-standing suspicions that China’s theft of designs for the F-35 fighter allowed Beijing to develop its version much faster.

But it isn’t just hackers that the U.S. military needs to be concerned about.

The truth is that the Chinese are stealing secrets from us any way that they can.

For example, the Chinese use attractive young women to seduce our defense contractors.  In fact, as the Washington Timesrecently reported, one 59-year-old American man was recently charged with passing very sensitive secrets to a 27-year-old Chinese “honeypot” that he was seeing…

A U.S. defense contractor who works in intelligence at the military’s Pacific Command in Hawaii has been charged with passing classified national security information to a 27-year-old Chinese woman he was dating.

Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 59, is accused of sending the woman an email in May with information on Pacom’s war plans, nuclear weapons and U.S. relations with international partners, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu and unsealed Monday.

The complaint goes on to allege that Mr. Bishop told the woman over the telephone in September about the deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons and about the ability of the U.S. to detect other nations’ short- and medium-range ballistic missiles.

Another way that China is gaining a strategic advantage over the U.S. is by getting the U.S. military to become increasingly dependent upon them.  According to Forbes, now the U.S. military is even leasing a Chinese satellite for communications purposes…

American dependence on China grows by the day. The latestnews is that the United States has been reduced to leasing a Chinese satellite to handle communications with U.S. military bases in Africa. Surprising, isn’t it? The nation that launched the world’s first communications satellite (I remember it well – it was called Telstar) has so lost its manufacturing mojo that it has to rely on its most formidable military adversary to provide the hardware for some of its most sensitive communications. This at a time when underlying unemployment rates among U.S. manufacturing workers remain at near-depression levels.

Isn’t that crazy?

And a recent Senate report discovered that many of our most advanced weapons systems are absolutely riddled with counterfeit Chinese parts…

A recent Senate report, titled Inquiry Into Counterfeit Electronic Parts In The Department Of Defense Supply Chain, “uncovered overwhelming evidence of large numbers of counterfeit parts making their way into critical defense systems.”

The investigation found 1,800 cases of counterfeit electronic parts involving over one million suspect parts in 2009-10 alone, thereby exposing “a defense supply chain that relies on hundreds of unveiled independent distributors to supply electronic parts for some of our most sensitive systems.”

The report concluded, among other things, that China is the “dominant source” of counterfeit products that enter the DoD supply chain, that the Chinese government does little to stop it and that the DoD doesn’t know the “scope and impact” of these parts on critical defense systems.

Who in the world would be stupid enough to allow one of their greatest strategic enemies to supply large numbers of parts for key weapons systems?

Apparently we are that stupid.

Things are particularly bad when it comes to semiconductors

Senator John McCain commented: “We can’t tolerate the risk of a ballistic missile interceptor failing to hit its target, a helicopter pilot unable to fire his missiles, or any other mission failure because of a counterfeit part.” Calling the issue “a ticking time bomb,” Brian Toohey, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, commented: “The catastrophic failure risk inherently found in counterfeit semiconductors places our citizens and military personnel in unreasonable peril.”

It would be bad enough if we just had to worry about counterfeit parts failing.  But what if China has a way to shut some of those parts down in the event of a conflict?  What if some of those parts contain “Trojan Horse” computer chips or malware?

That may sound crazy, but unfortunately Trojan Horse chips can be extremely difficult to detect.  The following is from a recent Forbes article

As the Defense Science Board pointed out, Trojan Horse circuitry is almost impossible to detect even with the most rigorous analysis. This is particularly so if a saboteur can accomplish matching subversions in both software and relevant hardware.

And as I mentioned above, China is rapidly developing a vast array of new strategic weapons which may enable it to actually win the next war with the United States.

For example, China has been developing a new generation of inter-continental and submarine-launched nuclear missiles.

The submarine-launched missiles are of particular concern…

The Ju Lang-2 intercontinental missile is the second generation of Chinese submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

It’s a closely held secret, and details are sketchy. If it lives up to what public military intelligence says it is, it’s a huge get for China, especially with their new sub fleet.

The missile is believed to have a range of 8,000 km, and can carry conventional or nuclear warheads.

Do you remember a few years ago when a Chinese sub fired a missile from just off the west coast of the United States?

We didn’t know that the sub was there.  If that missile had been fired at Los Angeles it would have been destroyed long before we could have ever responded.

And don’t think that a first strike by either China or Russia is inconceivable.  As I have written about previously, the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal has already been reduced by about 95 percent, and Obama seems absolutely determined to whittle it down even more.  In fact, there has been talk that the Obama administration ultimately wants to reduce our arsenal down to just 300 warheads.  If Russia or China knows exactly where those warheads are, it would be very easy to take them out in less than 10 minutes with a submarine-based first strike.

And China has also reportedly been developing very sophisticated EMP weapons.  The following is from a WNDreport…

In 2011, it was first revealed that China was developing EMP weapons to be used against U.S. aircraft carriers in any future conflict, especially over Taiwan, according to a 2005 National Ground Intelligence Center study.

That center study said the Chinese were developing a family, or “assassin’s mace” of EMP and high-powered microwave, or HPM, weapons to be used by a technologically inferior force such as China’s, against U.S. military forces.

The once secret but now declassified study pointed out that the Chinese could detonate an EMP weapon some 30 to 40 kilometers over Taiwan or – by inference – a U.S. carrier strike group – and destroy the electronics capability on which U.S. network-centric strategy depends.

But an EMP weapon does not have to be a high-altitude weapon that affects a large area.  Smaller scale EMP weapons could take out a wave of fighter jets or a carrier fleet.

In a future conflict with China, we could see U.S. planes falling out of the sky or great naval vessels sitting dead in the water after being hit with EMP blasts.

But isn’t China our friend?

That is what most Americans and most American politicians seem to believe.  They seem to think that China is our “buddy” and “trading partner” and that we will never have a military conflict with China.

But that is NOT how the Chinese see things.

The Chinese regard the United States as their greatest strategic threat and as an enemy that needs to be vanquished.

That is why they are constantly spying on us, hacking into our computers and stealing our technology.

That is why they are feverishly building up their military and preparing for a future war with America.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that war with China is in our future?

If so, do you think that we will win?




If You agree...
Pass this on... DONE!


 

 

 

 

 

My Father watched as his friends died in WW II..

I watched as my friends died in Korea ...

I watched as my friends died in Vietnam ...

None of them died for the Mexican Flag...

Everyone died for the U.S. Flag...

In Texas , a student raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole; another student took it down.

Guess who was expelled... The kid who took it down.

Kids in high school in California were sent home this year on Cinco de Mayo because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.

Enough is enough.

The below e-mail message needs to be viewed by every American;
And every American needs to stand up for America .

We've bent over to appease the America-haters long enough...

I'm taking a stand...

I'm standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the U.S. Flag can't stand up...

And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message...

Let me make this perfectly clear!

THIS IS MY COUNTRY!

And, because I make This statement 
DOES NOT
Mean I'm against immigration!!! 

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, IN MY COUNTRY!
Welcome!
To come through legally: 
1. Get a sponsor!
2. Get a place to lay your head! 
3.Get a job! 
4.Live By
 OUR Rules!
5.Pay 
YOUR Taxes!

And 
6.Learn the LANGUAGE like immigrants 
Have in the past!!!
AND 

7.Please don't demand that we hand over our lifetime
Savings of 
Social Security Funds to you.


If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone,
Then YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM! 

When will AMERICANS STOP giving away THEIRRIGHTS??? 

We've gone so far the other way...
Bent over backwards not to offend anyone...

But it seems no one cares about the

AMERICAN CITIZEN 

that's being offended!

WAKE UP America !!!

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Funny, its ok to make jokes about Catholics, the Pope, Jews, Christians, the Irish, the Italians, the Polish etc etc, but its insejjnsitive to make jokes about Muslims.
The sooner we are all on same level playing field the better.
 

Jeff Foxworthy on Muslims: 


1. If you refine heroin for a living, 
but you have a moral objection to liquor, 
You may be a Muslim. 

2. If you own a £3,000 machine gun and a £5,000 rocket launcher, 
but you can't afford shoes,
You may be a Muslim. 

3. If you have more wives than teeth, 
You may be a Muslim. 

4. If you wipe your bum with your bare hand 
but consider bacon to be unclean, 
You may be a Muslim. 

5. If you think vests come in two styles: 
Bullet-proof and suicide. 
You may be a Muslim 

6. If you can't think of anyone 
you haven't declared jihad against, 
You may be a Muslim. 

7. If you consider television dangerous 
but routinely carry explosives in your clothing, 
You may be a Muslim. 

8. If you were amazed to discover that cell phones 
have uses other than setting off roadside bombs, 
You may be a Muslim.

9. If you have nothing against women 
and think every man should own at least four, 
You may be a Muslim. 


10. If you find this offensive or racist and don't forward it, 
You may be a Musim........

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IF YOU BELIEVE TRAYVON MARTIN WAS AN ANGEL, READ HIS TWEETS -- IN HIS OWN WORDS -- COURTESY OF THE DAILY CALLER

Posted: 28 May 2013 10:32 PM PDT

If strong language offends you, do not click on these links …

The Daily Caller obtains Trayvon Martin’s tweets

The Daily Caller has obtained a compilation of the late Trayvon Martin’s tweets.

Read them here … The Daily Caller obtains Trayvon Martin’s tweets | The Daily Caller orhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/86809463/Trayvon-Martin-s-NO-LIMIT-NIGGA-Tweets-The-Daily-Caller

Apparently he had two twitter handles “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA,: an account that was promptly closed after his death and another account “T33ZY TAUGHT M3.”

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Quite a different picture – with the gold grill on his teeth – than the one spun by the progressive media.

Bottom line …

Before convicting George Zimmerman out of hand, you need to acquaint yourself with reality.

-- steve

TRAYVON MARTIN: WHERE WAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR WEAPONS ON CAMPUS?

Posted: 28 May 2013 10:18 PM PDT

We have seen any number of teachers and administrators suspending or expelling students for the possession of gun pictures, making gun noises while pointing their finger, accidently bringing a small knife to school.

So where were the school authorities when Trayvon Martin brought a deadly weapon to school?

Truth - Trayvon Martin was first suspended from school in October 2011 for an incident in which he was found in possession of stolen women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.

Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described silver wedding bands and earrings with diamonds. Trayvon was asked if the jewelry belonged to his family or a girlfriend. “Martin replied it’s not mine. A friend gave it to me,” he responded, according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend.

Trayvon was not disciplined because of the discovery, but was instead suspended for graffiti, according to the report. School police impounded the jewelry and sent photos of the items to detectives at Miami-Dade police for further investigation.

A lawyer for the dead teen’s family acknowledged Trayvon had been suspended for graffiti, but said the family knew nothing about the jewelry and the screwdriver.

“It’s completely irrelevant to what happened Feb. 26,” said attorney Benjamin Crump. “They never heard this, and don’t believe it’s true. If it were true, why wouldn’t they call the parents? Why wasn’t he arrested?”

Bottom line …

A screwdriver is a poor man’s knife, so why didn’t school authorities take action to protect other students. Or is it suddenly OK to bring screwdrivers, but not knives to school in Florida?

-- steve

BENGHAZI: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL -- FORGET THE ADMINISTRATION TAP DANCING

Posted: 28 May 2013 10:19 PM PDT

The single most important question is not who failed to provide security in Benghazi before the attack, it is not who gave the stand down order during the attack, and it is certainly not who changed the talking points after the attack. And, it is not about minimizing the al Qaeda threat prior to the election.

The single most important question is: was Ambassador Stevens tasked with retrieving military weaponry, including dangerous stinger ground-to-air missiles from terrorist after they were provided by the Department of State in a covert operation to supply weapons for various rebel groups?

If not what was the Ambassador's mission that demanded his immediate presence in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, with minimal security and a historic pattern of terrorist attacks?

What else could convince the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and the Ambassador to the United Nations to concoct a bogus story and lie to the American people, the United Nations, our allies, and others?

Keep your eye on the ball. If this alleged activity is true, Hillary Clinton will not be the next democrat candidate for the Presidency and President Barack Obama may be impeached.

How else can this be explained … and why is the Obama Administration and the Members of Congress dancing around the issue?

Even if they toss Attorney General Eric Holder under the bus along with IRS officials, it does not answer the Benghazi question.

-- steve 

 

PROGRESSIVES CONTINUE TO SMEAR GEORGE ZIMMERMAN AND REFUSE TO REALIZE TRAYVON MARTIN MIGHT BE A GANGSTA THUG WANNABE WITH FIGHTING SKILLS

Posted: 28 May 2013 04:54 PM PDT

Here is a piece written by a liberal, Rebecca Leber, a research assistant for the ThinkProgress war room …

ThinkProgress is an American political blog that "provides a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies.” It is part of the Center for American Progress, that bills itself as a  progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. Its President and chief executive officer is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns.Its first President and chief executive officer was John Podesta, who served as chief of staff to then U.S. President Bill Clinton. Podesta remains with the organization as chairman of the board.

The progressive democrats have a dog in this fight – not that they are seeking justice, but that they are pandering to the core constituency group of Blacks. Pretty much why they must portray George Zimmerman as a racist, cop-wannabe, looking to use his concealed weapon – and, conversely, portray Trayvon Martin as a ordinary Black youngster returning from a convenience store when he was set upon by a malicious Zimmerman and shot to death.

They do not care to examine the evidence, starting with the fact that Trayvon looked nothing like the little boy portrayed in media accounts – and was a known drug-using, troublemaker who was kicked out of his mother’s house for some as yet unspecified reason. He was physically fit, muscular, and experienced in fighting. On the other hand, Zimmerman appears to be a decent, law-abiding individual who donated his time to his community’s Neighborhood Watch. He called the police and appeared to be returning to his vehicle when he was jumped and pummeled by Trayvon – pulling his gun at the last minute as his head was being bashed into the ground.

So how do the progressive liberals spin the story … 

Zimmerman Lawyer Goes On National TV To Smear Trayvon Martin With Inadmissible Evidence

Zimmerman has dropped his Stand Your Ground defense, but he will still argue he acted in self defense when he shot the unarmed teen on the street of a gated community.

A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that George Zimmerman will not able to use 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s school records, texts, and prior marijuana use in court for the second-degree murder trial for killing the teen last year, which begins June 10.

The case became notorious for Zimmerman’s claim he was protected from trial under Florida’s ALEC-modeled Stand Your Ground law. Since then, Zimmerman has  dropped his Stand Your Ground defense, but he will still argue he acted in self defense when he shot the unarmed teen on the street of a gated community. The two sides appeared in court Tuesday to present a number of motions, including what evidence is admissible in court and a failed motion to delay the trial.

But before the hearing today, Zimmerman’s lawyer  releasedimages and texts that attempt to cloud Martin’s public image.

On air last week, Mike O’Mara touted the new images he said portray a more “three-dimensional picture of Trayvon.” According to  Mediaite, Fox broadcast images from Martin’s phone that showed a hand holding a gun and a photograph of marijuana, which O’Mara argues is central to his client’s argument that he acted in self-defense because it shows Martin was  street-wise.

The judge has decided that none of this information will be permitted in court. However, Zimmerman’s defense may still hope the campaign has implications for the trial and for potential jurors.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Martin’s family, explained in a statement Thursday:

Is the defense trying to prove Trayvon deserved to be killed by George Zimmerman because (of) the way he looked? If so, this stereotypical and closed-minded thinking is the same mindset that caused George Zimmerman to get out of his car and pursue Trayvon, an unarmed kid who he didn’t know. The pretrial release of these irrelevant red herrings is a desperate and pathetic attempt by the defense to pollute and sway the jury pool.

In the  Orlando Sentinel, state prosecutors said the information is “irrelevant… and would serve only to prejudice the jury.”

Rebecca Leber is a research assistant for the ThinkProgress war room. She graduated from the University of Rochester and holds a B.A. in political science and English with a minor in economics. Source: Zimmerman Lawyer Goes On National TV To Smear Trayvon Martin With Inadmissible Evidence | Alternet

Reality check: While a person’s looks can be divorced from their behavior, you may wish to see the picture that the family is providing to the media and the picture they don’t want you to see …

The first picture is a younger Trayvon Martin; the second picture is the person who confronted George Zimmerman.

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Here is what was found on Trayvon Martin’s cell phone. The origin and whereabouts of the weapon is unknown.

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Bottom line …

There was clearly a rush to judgement when community activists, race-baiters, and the media believed that George Zimmerman was a white, wannabe cop and shot an unarmed Black child under suspicious circumstances. The circus was complete with the usual suspects and race-baiters chanting “no justice, no peace.”

 Al Sharpton …

Flanked by Martin's parents, Sharpton spoke forcefully, pushing back against claims that there has been a "rush to judgment" against Zimmerman. "Trayvon Martin committed no crime," he said. "He had no weapon and he had every legal right to be where he was. The rush to judgment was those that moved against him, said he was suspicious, and took his life. So to lecture us about rushing to judgment, we're a victim of a rush to judgment in this case. Let's be real clear on that." He also cautioned against any violence, saying that Martin's name must not be "tarnished" by it.<Source>

But consider for a moment that Trayvon Martin may have brought about his own death by jumping a retreating George Zimmerman. In fact, had Zimmerman wanted to confront Martin, his gun would have been drawn. As it was, he pulled it at the last minute while his head was being bashed into the concrete sidewalk. Pictures clearly show physical trauma to his nose and back of his head – although the naysayers denied that this physical evidence even existed shortly after the confrontation.

The progressive will do or say anything to achieve their political agenda; including pandering to a constituency critical to their political ambitions. They are not about justice, just self-promotion and self-advantage. As for the ruling, it apparently only affects opening statements and that should the prosecution open the door, the defense is free to step through and examine the issue.

I believe Trayvon Martin was the aggressor, Zimmerman the victim, and that the court case will eventually produce a just verdict. If those who are already gearing up for riots will stand aside. Since the police have time to prepare for any verdict outcome, anyone who riots, loots, or destroys property should be arrested and prosecuted.

-- steve

Obama NEEDS Syrian War to Deflect and Diffuse Domestic Troubles with Benghazi, IRS, AP, and James Rosen

Posted: 28 May 2013 01:15 PM PDT

What the hell is Obama doing with Syria?

This is a civil war with Muslim terrorists on both sides. The United States has no tangible interest in Syria and no reason to stop Muslims from killing other Muslims. As for innocent people, there are none since Obama refuses to deal with the Muslim slaughter and oppression of Christians.

Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon For Syria No-Fly Zone Plan -- Along with no-fly zone plans, the White House is considering arming parts of the Syrian opposition and formally recognizing the Syrian opposition council, reports Josh Rogin.

The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by the U.S. and other countries such as France and Great Britain, two administration officials told The Daily Beast.

The request was made shortly before Secretary of State John Kerry toured the Middle East last week to try and finalize plans for an early June conference between the Syrian regime and rebel leaders in Geneva. The opposition, however, has yet to confirm its attendance and is demanding that the end of Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s rule be a precondition for negotiations, a condition Assad is unlikely to accept.

President Obama’s dual-track strategy of continuing to pursue a political solution to the two-year-old uprising in Syria while also preparing for more direct U.S. military involvement includes authorizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first time to plan for multilateral military actions inside Syria, the two officials said. They added that no decisions on actually using force have yet been made. Source: Obama Asks Pentagon For Syria No-Fly Zone Plan - The Daily Beast

Bottom line …

Congress needs to exert its Constitutional authority to make war and keep the President from spilling more American blood and wasting American treasure to save the lives of terrorists and people who hate us as the infidels. We see what happened in Iraq when those ingrates took our money and their newfound freedom to sell their oil to others. And, we gained nothing by heartache in Afghanistan. Did anyone notice the Muslims in Bosnia thank us in an meaningful way?

And, where are the Muslims in the United Nations and why aren’t they sending their own people into the conflict. No matter how it turns out, someone is bound to hate the United States for its intervention. So we have absolutely nothing to gain and nothing to lose if these crazies kill themselves. Even if they use weapons of mass destruction, it is not worth one American life to save Muslims who will kill each other at a drop of a hat after they finish killing infidels.

The only people who profit from a U.S.-Syrian engagement is President Barack Obama who deflects and diffuses his many domestic crises and the arms dealers and military contractors. There is no need for the United States to intervene in a civil war in which Muslims are killing Muslims. Both sides hate America – so let them all take a magic carpet ride to hell.

-- steve

IS YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION COMPROMISING YOUR SECURITY WITH THEIR ACCOUNT LOG-ON RULES?

Posted: 28 May 2013 11:55 AM PDT

If your financial institution engages in one or more of these behaviors, they are weakening your account security …

  1. Demand that you use your e-mail address as your user name. Since your e-mail address is likely to be known or even used by the financial institution to send you unprotected e-mail, already one significant part of your log-on authentication (user name) has been compromised?
  2. Demand that you restrict your password to a specific length such as 8 or 16 characters. The longer the password, the longer it may take to decode?
  3. Restrict you from using special characters (!@#$%^&*()+=) in your password, thus precluding strong passwords?
  4. Ask you easily guessed questions like your mother’s maiden name, family birthdates, etc.?
  5. Your pin is restricted to four digits.

If you want to see how secure passwords may really be … 

Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331”

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of more than 16,000 cryptographically hashed passcodes. Within a few hours, he deciphered almost half of them. The moral of the story: if a reporter with zero training in the ancient art of password cracking can achieve such results, imagine what more seasoned attackers can do.

Imagine no more. We asked three cracking experts to attack the same list Anderson targeted and recount the results in all their color and technical detail Iron Chef style. The results, to say the least, were eye opening because they show how quickly even long passwords with letters, numbers, and symbols can be discovered.

The list contained 16,449 passwords converted into hashes using the MD5 cryptographic hash function. Security-conscious websites never store passwords in plaintext. Instead, they work only with these so-called one-way hashes, which are incapable of being mathematically converted back into the letters, numbers, and symbols originally chosen by the user. In the event of a security breach that exposes the password data, an attacker still must painstakingly guess the plaintext for each hash—for instance, they must guess that "5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99" and "7c6a180b36896a0a8c02787eeafb0e4c" are the MD5 hashes for "password" and "password1" respectively. (For more details on password hashing, see the earlier Ars feature "Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger.")

While Anderson's 47-percent success rate is impressive, it's miniscule when compared to what real crackers can do, as Anderson himself made clear. To prove the point, we gave them the same list and watched over their shoulders as they tore it to shreds. To put it mildly, they didn't disappoint. Even the least successful cracker of our trio—who used the least amount of hardware, devoted only one hour, used a tiny word list, andconducted an interview throughout the process—was able to decipher 62 percent of the passwords. Our top cracker snagged 90 percent of them. 

To read the full story: Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331” | Ars Technica

Bottom line …

The only real protection you may have is personal … your bank may reimburse any loss from your account – but only under certain conditions. It remains up to you to discover what those conditions may be … and those conditions must be in writing as employees of financial institutions are not always truthful, accurate, and cannot bind the institution to any obligation or duty relating to performance.

If your system permits it, one way to add length (and cracking time) to your password is to precede it with a long pattern of special characters. And, never use the same password for multiple accounts.

Even if you choose to avoid electronic banking, your account is still at risk.

-- steve

PRESS SURVEILLANCE -- JAMES ROSEN AFFAIR: TROUBLED HOLDER REACHED OUT TO SCHUMER, DURBIN, AND RINO LINDSEY GRAHAM?

Posted: 28 May 2013 10:47 PM PDT

Once more we appear to have an inkling that Lindsay Graham is following in the aisle-hopping RINO (Republican In Name Only) footsteps of his mentor and BFF, John McCain …

Progressive Eric Holder, dealing with issues of interfering with the mainstream media, and especially targeting Fox News, turns to the two most progressive people in the socialist democrat party, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) … and for some inexplicable reason to RINO republican Lindsey Graham. One would think that he would want to talk to the actual leadership of the House or Senate – but then again, they might be less sympathetic to his progressive cause than Lindsey Graham.

Holder’s Regrets and Repairs - The Daily Beast

By week’s end, Holder knew he had to be proactive in stemming the criticism and restoring the department’s credibility with the press. He and his advisers began exploring ways to reform the Justice Department’s internal guidelines for investigating leaks to safeguard the media against overly intrusive tactics. (Obama announced a review of the guidelines during a major speech on counterterrorism last Thursday.) Meanwhile, on Friday, Holder made a round of calls to Capitol Hill in an attempt to mollify concerned lawmakers. In calls to Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Holder said he understood why there had been such an outcry over his department’s actions. As one of Holder’s advisers put it, the message was: “Look we get it. We understand why this is so controversial, and we’re ready to make changes to find the right balance.” At the same time, Holder enlisted their help to get a media-shield law passed in Congress. (On Sunday, Schumer announced the formation of a bipartisan “gang of eight” to press for the legislation.)

As attorney general, a position at the intersection of law, politics, and investigations, Holder has been at the center of partisan controversy almost since taking office. But sources close to the attorney general says he has been particularly stung by the leak controversy, in large part because his department’s—and his own—actions are at odds with his image of himself as a pragmatic lawyer with liberal instincts and a well-honed sense of balance—not unlike the president he serves. “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be identified. And yet late last week even the progressive Huffington Post was calling for Holder to step down over the leaks furor. (Obama has continued to express confidence in his attorney general, and Holder has given no indication that he would step aside.) Source: Holder’s Regrets and Repairs - The Daily Beast

This story is troubling on a number of issues …

  1. Eric Holder bypassed the leadership of the Republicans to seek a friendly RINO in the person of Lindsey Graham.
  2. The mainstream media has seemingly adopted Chinese and Russian communist terminology such as “Gang of Eight” and “Czars” when speaking about American government.
  3. The democrats now label anything containing at least one RINO as being bi-partisan.
  4. The larger story is being spun as Holder as being subject to “partisan controversy” – rather than the truth that Holder continues to violate the United States Constitution and his oath of office.
  5. The media thinks Holder sees himself as a “pragmatic lawyer with liberal instincts and a well-honed sense of balance.” Nothing could be further from the truth as Holder’s function is to protect his BFF Barack Obama and do what is ever necessary to cover-up democrat violations of election law and campaign finance – and to harass republicans and their donors, not to mention delay any investigation that might prove embarrassing or illegal (aka Fast and Furious, Benghazi, AP, Rosen, etc.)
  6. Note the comparison with Barack Obama: “not unlike the president he serves.” The only thing Holder and the President have in common is that they are lawyers, they are incompetent, hyper-partisan, and have little or no sense of shame, that is, until the day they are exposed for what they are and have done.
  7. What kind of friend offers compliments and requests anonymity?
  8. Obama needs to express confidence in his attorney general, lest he be left without protection from any high crimes and misdemeanors which could see him impeached, tried, and convicted.

Bottom line …

Lindsey Graham is a RINO. Graham's call for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS appears to be a dodge; as a special prosecutor is likely to complete the investigation after Barack Obama is out of office -- which means after the upcoming election cycles. Eric Holder needs to resign or be impeached.

-- steve

The truth is that political corruption is bi-partisan; with only the consumers being screwed!

Posted: 27 May 2013 10:18 PM PDT

There has never been any doubt in my mind that Members of Congress were too stupid to craft, read, and understand the actual unreadable legalese found in most legislation. And, that the staff lawyers only served to keep their members out of the slam while hiding the work of the lobbyists. Something that has just been confirmed by the progressive New York Times.

Banks’ Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills

Bank lobbyists are not leaving it to lawmakers to draft legislation that softens financial regulations. Instead, the lobbyists are helping to write it themselves.

One bill that sailed through the House Financial Services Committee this month — over the objections of the Treasury Department — was essentially Citigroup’s, according to e-mails reviewed by The New York Times. The bill would exempt broad swathes of trades from new regulation.

In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence in Washington, Citigroup’s recommendations were reflected in more than 70 lines of the House committee’s 85-line bill. Two crucial paragraphs, prepared by Citigroup in conjunction with other Wall Street banks, were copied nearly word for word. (Lawmakers changed two words to make them plural.)

The lobbying campaign shows how, three years after Congress passed the most comprehensive overhaul of regulation since the Depression, Wall Street is finding Washington a friendlier place.

The cordial relations now include a growing number of Democrats in both the House and the Senate, whose support the banks need if they want to roll back parts of the 2010 financial overhaul, known as Dodd-Frank.

And as its lobbying campaign steps up, the financial industry has doubled its already considerable giving to political causes. The lawmakers who this month supported the bills championed by Wall Street received twice as much in contributions from financial institutions compared with those who opposed them, according to an analysis of campaign finance records performed by MapLight, a nonprofit group.

In recent weeks, Wall Street groups also held fund-raisers for lawmakers who co-sponsored the bills. At one dinner Wednesday night, corporate executives and lobbyists paid up to $2,500 to dine in a private room of a Greek restaurant just blocks from the Capitol with Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, Democrat of New York, a co-sponsor of the bill championed by Citigroup.

Read  more at Banks' Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills - NYTimes.com

Bottom line …

What I see here is a political extortion scheme. Legislation is suggested that would impact two different groups, consumer organizations and industry supporters. Both rush forward with money and voter support to purchase politicians on both sides of the aisle. And, in the end, the industry wins and the consumer loses. The consumer organization engages in an orgy of fundraising for the next round and the industry members set aside a portion of their new profits to begin anew corrupting politicians to advance their self-serving interests.

It appears that there is no difference between the republicans and the democrats, with the exception that some democrats want to destroy the United States as part of their political agenda. The republicans just want to rob consumers blind.

Not only do we need to elect a new breed of politicians, but to convince them only to consider three-page, single-purpose bills readable in English.

-- steve

Is the United States' safety and security being compromised by Barack Obama and democrats so willing to grab power that they accept foreign funding on their watch?

Posted: 27 May 2013 09:32 PM PDT

I have long wondered why the United States continues to cover for Saudi Arabia after 9/11, knowing that their state religion, Whabbism, is one of the strictest and most radical sects of Islam …

Wahhabism is an ultra-conservative branch of Sunni Islam. It is a religious movement among fundamentalist Islamic believers, with an aspiration to return to the earliest fundamental Islamic sources of the Quran and Hadith, with inspiration from the teachings of Medieval theologian Ibn Taymiyyah and early jurist Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Al-Wahhab's teachings have become the dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia. <Source>

And, especially when the Saudis appear to be financing the worldwide spread of Whabbist Mosques, some saying in return for a Faustian deal where some of their wealthiest citizens fund international terrorists in exchange for not attacking the Kingdom and deposing its leadership.

The Saudis have spent at least $87 billion propagating Wahhabism abroad during the past two decades, and the scale of financing is believed to have increased in the past two years. The bulk of this funding goes towards the construction and operating expenses of mosques, madrasas, and other religious institutions that preach Wahhabism. It also supports imam training; mass media and publishing outlets; distribution of textbooks and other literature; and endowments to universities (in exchange for influence over the appointment of Islamic scholars). Some of the hundreds of thousands of non-Saudis who live in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf have been influenced by Wahhabism and preach Wahhabism in their home country upon their return. Agencies controlled by the Kingdom's Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da'wah and Guidance are responsible for outreach to non-Muslim residents and are converting hundreds of non-Muslims into Islam every year. <Source>

The Saudis have spent millions attempting to convince Westerners that Islam is the religion of peace, and if not that, Saudi Arabia is not complicit in international terrorism …

And, what better way to spread the word than establish institutional endowments and well-paid teaching sponsorships as a platform to spew favorable propaganda.

What connection, if any, there is between Wahhabism and Jihadi Salafis is disputed. Natana De Long-Bas, senior research assistant at the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, argues:

The militant Islam of Osama bin Laden did not have its origins in the teachings of Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab and was not representative of Wahhabi Islam as it is practiced in contemporary Saudi Arabia, yet for the media it came to define Wahhabi Islam during the later years of bin Laden's lifetime. However "unrepresentative" bin Laden's global jihad was of Islam in general and Wahhabi Islam in particular, its prominence in headline news took Wahhabi Islam across the spectrum from revival and reform to global jihad.

Noah Feldman distinguishes between what he calls the "deeply conservative" Wahhabis and what he calls the "followers of political Islam in the 1980s and 1990s," such as Egyptian Islamic Jihad and later Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-ZawahiriWhile Saudi Wahhabis were "the largest funders of local Muslim Brotherhood chapters and other hard-line Islamists" during this time, they opposed jihadi resistance to Muslim governments and assassination of Muslim leadersbecause of their belief that "the decision to wage jihad lay with the ruler, not the individual believer". <Source>

Is this spin? A difference without a distinction? At least to the hijackers in the September 11 attacks, where of the 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda, 15 were citizens of Saudi Arabia?

Although bin Laden possessed views similar to Wahhabi Islam, his ideology was different in crucial ways.

First, Wahhabi doctrine is very clear that only political leaders can call for jihad, making bin Laden's calls illegitimate.

Secondly, Wahhabi Islam has positioned itself very clearly behind the Saudi royal family, in contradiction to bin Laden's repeated calls for the overthrow of the Saudi government, and it does not allow for disobedience to a ruler unless the rule commands that his/her subjects violate religious commandments.

Furthermore, the basic goals of bin Laden are different. bin Laden was most interested in "resisting western domination and combating regimes that fail to rule according to Islamic law." However, Wahhabism focuses on correct methods of worshipping God, removing idols, and ensuring adherence to Islamic law. <Source>

It really doesn’t matter who is calling for jihad as long as they have followers and funding. Both appearing to come from Saudi Arabia.

Now, we are hearing rumblings that Saudi interests may have bought overwhelming influence in the current administration …   

Sheik Obama Tells Islamists His United States Is Willing To Surrender

The king of double speak, President Obama, has just admitted that he has no intention of keeping Americans safe from Islamist aggression here or abroad. This should come as a tremendous comfort to terrorism’s big money backers. Saudi Arabia and Qatar will no longer have to worry about the Obama Administration getting in the way of their terror financing and global Islamic aspirations. I am referring to Sheik Obama’s recent National Security speech.

Over the last 5 years, Obama has gone to great lengths to shield and encourage aggressive Islamist influence inside the United States and elsewhere. Nothing is an act of terror unless Obama says so. No one is our enemy unless the boy King proclaims it so and anyone who says different find himself or herself vilified, investigated and harassed by federal authorities. Unless of course they are Muslims. Granted access to the highest levels of government, Muslims now help shape Obama’s new anti-American national security policies.

Do not be fooled by the token drone strike or the alleged masterful use of special operations to eradicate terrorism’s leaders. If the missiles fired are not finding targets in Saudi Arabia and Qatar chances are the Sunni leaders of global Islamic terrorism are directing them

The people with the RPG’s and AK-47’s have never really been the big problem. It is the people who provide the money to recruit, train, arm and execute small and large offensives in the Islamist war on US Judeo-Christian freedoms and liberty. The same people who escaped criminal responsibility for the 911 attacks. Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s terrorism sponsors that direct Obama’s Islamic appeasement strategy and anti-American foreign policy. That is the problem.

Obama’s true loyalties were on display a few days ago.  He does not surprise me. Neither will the predictable gullibility of the ignorant masses who believe his lies.  After all, government paychecks and handouts buy a lot of misguided loyalty from those that conveniently proclaim executive branch criticism as racially motivated.

Obama’s regurgitated shift from combat operations to intelligence and law enforcement based terrorism opposition is another deception.

Obama ended operations in Iraq only to fuel the growth of Islamist insurgency that is tearing Iraq apart. He publicly ordered the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, but the Taliban continue the fight. Obama wants America to believe that Al Qaeda is no longer a threat, a ”shell of its former self” and Muslim Brotherhood appeasement is now beneficial to US national security interests. Yet America is excoriated as one country after another is being radicalized by a re-packaged Al-Qaeda and it‘s affiliates. Moreover, all over the world, Islam is destroying Christian houses of worship and enslaving or murdering its faithful as its violent Sharia influences spread. Not a peep about this in Obama’s National Security address. No outrage. No condemnation for these unprovoked attacks on non-believers. Just talk about closing Gitmo and setting Islamists free.

For five years, Obama has attacked American traditions and snapped to attention when Islamic influences cry foul. Somehow, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon bombing and citywide lockdown, Americans murdered on US soil in Libya by Al Qaeda and the global Islamic attacks on Christian faithful seem to escape our myopic President. Treasonous Islamic activism is at an all time high in America. Yet our Justice Department has not only ignored it, but also embraced it.

Obama’s loyalties are no longer debatable.

Make no mistake the threat of Islamic jihad—both violent and stealth—has never been higher in America. The war waged on America by Islam started long before the first World Trade Center bombing. It will continue until our enemies have destroyed our economy and reshaped American law. The only people who could possibly believe different are Islamists themselves or people on their payroll. Source: Sheik Obama Tells Islamists His United States Is Willing To Surrender : The Last Resistance

But can it be true? Is it possible for foreign interests to have infiltrated the democrat party? How else can you explain the sudden emergence of socialists, communists, and those with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood given access, clearance, and even positions within the government? It’s not racist to condemn Barack Hussein Obama, not for his skin color, but for his policies and associations – things which are now manifestly evident as he has created a historical record.

While it is true that Obama appears to have adopted the Bush policies towards terrorism, re-named and amplified some of them, other of his acts are deeply puzzling. Continuing to call the Fort Hood shootings “workplace violence.” Arguing over whether or not Benghazi was called an act of terror in the early days following the attack. Misleading the American public about the cause and nature of the attack. And, then there is the strange case of the Boston Bomber’s Muslim friend who was shot dead by an FBI agent as he was about to give a confession. One that might have shed light on the deaths of three observant Jews on the anniversary of 9/11, their throats ritualistically slit. If it was a drug deal gone bad, why were pounds of Marijuana and at least $5,000 found at the scene?

Something stinks here.

Bottom line …

Letting someone believe something that is not true is every bit as much a falsehood as a deliberate lie. It appears that President Obama’s very actions are problematical when it comes to Islam and Saudi Arabia.

Perhaps the best answer is to maintain and open mind and throw the Congressional bums out of office in the 2014 congressional election cycle; and elect an honest American president in 2016. And, not the corrupt Hillary Clinton who may have been complicit in giving stinger missiles to terrorists in a State Department operation.

We are in deep trouble here … our President is untrustworthy and appears to be unpatriotic. Our Congress appears to have been bought and paid for. No wonder they want to disarm the American public before any public outrage develops when the truth is told – and, at some point, someone, somehow will tell the truth.

-- steve