Winter Won’t Let Go

Well, here we are on March 23rd and it’s a whole 14 degrees outside.  WTF?  I’m sure that ALL of us in the North are quite tired of winter and the cold.  I have dreams of sunshine and 80’s with a chance of a thunderstorm.  That’s summer weather for the most part around here.  I have made a prediction with a friend of mine, based on current events (that I have linked too) involving the US and Russia.  That one is simple, before Sept 2016, a nuke will go off somewhere on US soil (hopefully just one).  Yes, it’s a bold and probably a crazy prediction, but I put it out there for all to see.   I won’t hurt my feelings if anyone calls me crazy either, as I’m used to it, so fire away.  I’ll be following these events and post anything important as they come available.  Hopefully, I’m really wrong.  I won’t be losing any money, so that’s no big deal.  However, if I’m right, we could be experiencing communication problems.   In the meantime, we can all chat about the normal stuff that we chat about.  Enjoy my Friends 🙂

 

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  1. 😎

  2. There are many, many jokes about President Obama, though you wouldnt know it by the relative and admitted silence of several well-known comedians. Though these folks lack the courage to include the president in their material, thankfully not everyone is afraid of their own shadow.

    Bob: Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?,

    > Jim: You mean the Mexican gun running?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: You mean SEAL Team 6?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: You mean voter fraud?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: You mean the military not getting their votes counted?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: You mean the of drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?

    > Bob: No the other one:.

    > Jim: The IRS targeting conservatives?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The DOJ spying on the press?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The presidents ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The presidents threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The presidents repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: The presidents unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senates advise-and-consent role?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    Jim: The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?

    > Bob: No, the other one.

    > Jim: I give up! Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters who dont pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?

    > Bob: THATS THE ONE!

  3. If your listening to Ted Cruz’s speech, you can also hear Liberal’s heads exploding all over the country 🙂 He is tearing Obama and his Administration a new ass, LMAO.

    • Sounded good, but I’m not buying into anything yet. At this point I’m still not voting for an R or D.

  4. Maybe the argument over abortion is just a smoke screen to avoid discussions about this.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/415650/march-madness-congress-special-interests-pile-medicares-doc-fix-john-fund

  5. http://www.naturalnews.com/049094_Greece_European_Union_economic_collapse.html

    A thoughtful article on how the Greek issue could ultimately affect things.

  6. Interesting article from the WSJ on Egypt. All anyone needs to do to understand the REAL Obama is read it. We should be backing this guy to the hilt.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-weekend-interview-islams-improbable-reformer-1426889862

  7. Quiet today. Tongue tied 🙂

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Yes, that is progress. Accomplishing more with less.

      • Gonna be one hell of a rush for those $ 15.00/hr. jobs in Burger King in Seattle.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          SK

          South Americans here planting trees are currently paid about $14.00 per hour under their work Visas and as REQUIRED by Federal Law.

          Not a single WHITE tree planter on the crews my friends are currently supervising.

  8. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I just wonder if the jogger involved in the accident with David Crosby will be cited and Crosby absolved of any wrongdoing or will the courts allow the jogger to sue?

    CVC21956: When walking on the side of the road you should use the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk you may walk on the roadway, but MUST face the oncoming traffic and as far to the left as possible.

    jumping down in the code:

    Joggers, runners, rollerbladers and skateboarders must also obey all pedestrian rules. Rollerbladers and skateboarders may be prohibited from using sidewalks by local authorities, but must then obey all pedsestrian rules.

    While I was growing up in CA, you went through a CHP class with your bicycle just like a motorcycle. You received a license sticker that you placed on the frame of your bike. If you wanted to park your bike on school grounds you had to take the course. If not, you chained it to the fence outside the school. Due to the traffic, even back then, you were instilled with the rules of the road and sharing. But always with the over riding caution, you are smaller than a car and will lose the case of a collision. In traffic you were taught to never ride in a place where you can not see the face of the driver of a car in his or her’s right mirror.

    You never walked or ran with your back to the cars. Now with personal devices where you can not hear anything else its even more imperative to follow the road safety rules.

  9. One for the Colonel.

    Several weeks ago it was reported that ISIS was using poison gas, chlorine mostly but also some blister agents. The report, disappeared into the place all reports go when they are politically inexpedient.

    Two things. 1, ISIS is Sunni, and has ex-Bathists from Saddam’s government involved. 2, Syria, despite denials was accused last year and the year before of using gas on its non-ISIS rebels.

    Is it possible that these are Saddam’s stocks and are being used by ISIS who prior to emerging as really bad guys were considered by the administration to be heroic freedom fighters?

    • Stephen,…….Stephen……Stephen….why in the world would you ever believe that “So Damned Insane” would have a stock pile of chem weapons? Everyone knows that Bush pulled the trigger and that no weapons were found…..tch tch tch. Notwithstanding the fact that 6 intelligence agencies confirmed the same CIA report. FOR SHAME !!!! ( thus endeth the PC side of this)……………

      Now, you and I both know that there were huge stockpiles ( the left leaning will deny this, of course) of nerve agents, mustard gas, sarin and the ever nasty VX….all of these were in production and several of these agents used against the Kurds over the years……Now, even the most stupid among us knows that prior to the invasion of Iraq, our satellites showed clearly convoys of trucks, moving at night crossing the border into………SYRIA. These convoys came from munitions plants known to be the producer of chems.

      Syria has Iraq’s chem weponry…..has had them since March 10, 2003. The chem weapons shipped to Syria…( which is now in the hands of Syrian Rebels and whoever else wants them ) constituted the following: Artillery shells loaded with Sarin ( approximately 20,000 rounds ), over 100,000 containers of mustard agents, andthe best for last……..12,000 containers of a hybrid VX….the Hybrid VX was in the form of crystals because when “dip shit Hussein’s General Ali Hassan al-Majeed was captured and subsequently “WATER BOARDED”, we know exactly where the weapons went. Not much hoopla came out of it because the media was very good at claiming that there were no nuclear weapons of mass destruction found….the word chemical sorta fell by the wayside.

      I will tell you this from personal experience…..I was in Desert Storm in Kuwait…..missed Iraqi Freedom…however, in the desert, when we pulled the end run and ran through the Iraqi front lines, our chemical alarms went off in our tanks…..now…when we punched through, we did so with blade tanks and dozers and engineers….I cannot tell you how many we buried by pushing their 10 ft berms over on top of them…but we did have chemical alarms going off….once we punched through and went about 10 miles into the desert…they stopped. Something triggered them and since the front line was Iraqi conscription troops…you can piece it together.

      SO….the presence of chem weapons now…does not surprise me. They are coming from Syria and some from Libya, who eeverybody thinks that they destroyed their stockpiles as well……” thus endeth the lesson on reality”.

      Back to your regularly scheduled daily activity.

  10. In a more paranoid moment while being sleep deprived the other night as my Grandson was hospitalized at age 1 with a 104 fever from one of the South of the Border, viruses that doesn’t exist, I was listening to the news. In rapid succession I heard yet again about the evil Syrian Dictator, The evil Egyptian dictator, the evil mess in Libya and the Charlie Foxtrot in Yemen. The talking head then went on about how the Iranians are doing so much to help straighten out the mess and of course the necessity to conclude a nuke agreement with them.

    Anyway as the paranoia struck deep, that old question about Obama struck me. You know, the one about him being a Muslim. Well, just for a brief moment, I thought maybe the news reports answered the question and answered what type Muslim he might be, Shia?

    Anybody know what Daddy and Step Daddy were? Might just be instructive though you could never publicly espouse it. .

    • There ya go again, Stephen……EVERYBODY knows that Iran does not have hegmonic desires….( cough cough )…just as everybody knows that their nuclear ambitions are energy only… ( cough cough )….just as everybody knows that Obama has the best interest of America at heart….( cough cough ) I really need to check this cough out…..wait…I can’t do that yet….I could not keep my doctor and the funding for Tricare is being cut…..

  11. In a truly bizarre case, a woman was recently locked up in the psychiatric ward of a Long Island hospital, and forced to undergo medical procedures against her will for over a week, after she told police that The President follows her on Twitter.
    And it turned out that Obama DOES really follow the woman on Twitter.
    The incident is only just coming to light now but took place last September. Kam Brock was attempting to retrieve her car from police after it was impounded

    In an attempt to convince police that she was a good citizen, Brock told cops at the Public Service Area 6 NYPD station that Obama was a follower of her Twitter account, which is true. However, the cops decided Brock was insane and had her forcibly committed to Harlem Hospital.
    Brock’s lawyer notes that she was upset, but certainly not “emotionally disturbed,” as was claimed by the police in their report.

    What was supposed to be a 72-hour detention actually lasted for EIGHT DAYS as doctors evaluated her, believing she was delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder.

    Medical records presented in court show that Brock was given forced injections of powerful sedatives and oral doses of lithium, while being mandated to undergo group therapy.

    “Next thing you know, the police held onto me, the doctor stuck me with a needle and I was knocked out.” Brock told the New York Daily News.

    “I woke up to them taking off my underwear and then went out again. I woke up the next day in a hospital robe.” she adds.

    When the ordeal was finally over, the hospital forced Brock to sign a statement saying she had lied about Obama following her on Twitter. At no point did anyone, police or doctors, actually check her Twitter account to verify her claim.

    “Objective: Patient will verbalize the importance of education for employment and will state that Obama is not following her on Twitter,” the hospital document reads.

    Doctors also refused to believe Brock worked in a bank. Again, no one checked out the claim, instead opting to assume Brock had an “inability to test reality, unemployment.”

    She was also charged with a bill of $13,637.10 upon her release, all for being held against her will.

    Brock explained that her claims regarding Obama were made to show “the type of person I am. I’m a good person, a positive person.”

    Brock is suing the NYPD and the hospital on charges of false imprisonment.

    • There is more to this story. A person doesn’t get held for eight days on a psych unit just because they claim the president follows them on twitter. One of the articles on this case refers to her as “eccentric”……just another word for crazy. She admitted that she was “emotional”…….was she yelling, screaming, or threatening the LEO’s? Probably. I don’t understand why people think it’s ok to scream, curse, and threaten LEO’s and then wonder why they end up in jail or on a psych unit.

      • We increasingly live in a society where no one is wrong least of all those in authority. Also, to admit wrongness with the glut of lawyers on the market is to invite a lawsuit. It has become easier to shoot the person dead than to handle the fallout from a “confrontation”.

        While the lady may well be nuts, since when is that a crime, hell, half the people walking around out there (at least) are nuts.

        • Regarding the “nuts” out there. Ever try to make sense out of what an Obama supporter says? Another time, another place, they would all be certifiable.

          • Go read the comments on the National memo 🙂 There are people who still stick to the story that G. Zimmerman hunted down Trayvon Martin and executed him. Far too many would qualify for zombies if you ask me 😀

        • No, it is not a crime to be crazy. (yet, any way) But there is more to this story. To be held against her will for eight days a doctor would have to show evidence, to a judge, that she was ‘gravely disabled’. (meaning she was a danger to herself or others) The judge will then either grant or deny the hold. She was either completely out of her mind (from another planet, aluminum foil hat, ect) or she was violent and combative or made continued threats of suicide/self harm. I would like to hear the whole story.

          And the reason I am not a LEO is because too many of my reports would end with “…And that’s when I fired my weapon.” 😉

  12. Any truth to this?

    Change is afoot! In the Cash Markets-

    Money-market mutual funds used to be a place to park your cash, now investors used to ignoring that part of their portfolio might suddenly have to pay attention instead because-

    • New rules recently passed by the Securities and Exchange Commission governing the $2.7 trillion industry have sparked proposed changes at two of the largest money-fund providers, Fidelity Investments and Federated Investors Inc.

    • The SEC regulations aim to prevent an investor exodus from money-market funds like the one that happened during the 2008 financial crisis, when the federal government had to step in with financial backing for the industry.

    • And shares of money-market funds must float in value, like the shares of most other mutual funds. That’s a change from the stable $1-a-share value traditionally maintained by all money-market funds. The idea is that investors will be aware of changes in asset values as they occur and be able to adjust their holdings accordingly, rather than stampeding out of funds when they suddenly become aware that their shares aren’t worth $1.

    • Another big change is that all money-market funds that invest in corporate or municipal debt will be allowed to charge investors a fee to redeem shares when the funds are under pressure or temporarily block investors from withdrawing cash.

  13. AND NOW…..it was just announced………on the airbus crash in Europe……the United States spokesman from the white house has already concluded that terrorism is ruled out….

    WOW….WE ARE SAFE…..the amazing powers that the White HOuse has making this declaration….when only one black box has been found and it has not been looked at yet….

  14. Random thought. Why don’t we drone Gitmo?

  15. There truly is a deficit in intelligence on the progressive left. Just flat out dumb.

    http://twitchy.com/2015/03/24/youre-actually-gloating-lefties-mock-cruz-as-hypocrite-for-following-the-law/

  16. It seems there has been a lot of hoopla over the upcoming Jade Helm 15 military exercise that will be conducted within the borders of what appears now to be 10 States. You can read more about the hoopla part here: http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/03/jade-helm-15-is-real-heres-the-proof/

    Being a vet, I know that exercises are a normal part of military service. However, I’m familiar with USAF exercises, which did not involve civilian areas for personnel. The Airmen involved were limited to within the confines of the Air Force base, and, it’s was NOT allowed to leave base while wearing chem gear. For the record, the only thing that I actually “exercised” was boredom, because my actual duties and actions during Desert Shield/Desert Storm were nothing like I trained.

    Anyway, all lot of the hoopla has to do with all of this happening over civilian areas, in conjunction with local LEO’s and such. I’m not so sure I like this idea, at least not in this country, where we already have to much of a militarized police force. At the same time, I want our troops well trained, but what are they really training for?

    Opinions?

    • ok….this is nothing new….a rose is still a rose. These are response teams designed to protect and or retake major assets. For example….power grids, White Sands, Los Alamos, Tucson,……..these exercises have been conducted for the last 40 years. I do not know much about this Freedom Post…..but they sure are alarmists.

      Allow me to expound. As part of our family business, we had a trucking company. Our trucks pulled 6,000 gallon tanks….designed to haul edible foods in liquid bulk and we had chemical trailers as well. These tankers were stainless steel, double barreled. ( an inner tank )….most of our equipment was .316 guage stainless….meaning that it was approved for harsh chemicals….The military always contacted us each and every three years asking for our cooperation in the event of something cataclysmic and whether or not our tankers would be available for military service, on a local or regional scale, to transport gasoline, chemicals, water, etc by and between sensitive sites. ( We had 300 units )

      When the military would run their exercises, we would immediately get a call for use. We did not actually give them the tankers because we were in business, but we participated in the beginning of the drill (exercise) and let them know where our tankers were and how quick we could respond to their needs, ALL ON PAPER. They would build the logistics of availability into their model and proceed accordingly. The response would be to the gulf coast on the off chance that the ports were destroyed or refineries offline. Since we are located in Texas,a portion of our fleet would be asssigned to water haul for major metropolitan areas assuming that water sources and waste facilities were destroyed in order to provide fresh water to stem possible typhoid and/or other bacterial diseases that could spread. Our executives were given specific military ranks on a “brevet” basis to insure that they had the authority to operate under military command. Other trucking companies that pulled “reefers” (refrigerated units for you pot heads) would be assigned to haul equipment or food to specific civilan areas. In other words, these drills are readiness exercises employing civilian contractors as a supplement.

      SO…..military OPFOR would be assigned to take over specific areas and regular military response team would be to eliminate the OPFOR. Much like Red Flag in Europe, there were “enemy” forces trained in the same manner as our adversaries to react like them and dress like them and our forces would have to respond. I ran OPFOR for three years in the Southwest. All LE was involved as well.

      SO….put away your conspiracy theories…..these are normal drills.

      • Maybe so. SO….put away your conspiracy theories…..these are normal drills. Under Obama? Not so sure about that 😀

        • LOL…understand your concern but I would not worry about it. Pretty boiler plate stuff.

          • I agree. I just don’t see our military having any activity against any US citizens, at least not without one heck of an event to lead up to it. Even then, convincing them to act against us would be more than difficult, especially under president Hopenchange. I’m more worried about these idiots in DC getting us into a war with Russia. I do not like what is happening, nor do I like what any possible outcome could be. Another thing, we don’t have a lot of level headed politicians in Congress. We don’t have enough veteran’s who can talk down the chickenhawks who know nothing about war itself. Other than that, how about sharing some of your warm weather, we were kind enough to share during the winter,,,,,PLEASE 😀

      • Thanks for the info and insight d13.

  17. I wonder why the media is pounding on Ted Cruz…..it does not make sense. They all say he does not have a chance in hell of getting the nomination….so why are they all upset…..unless…….they are worried.

  18. Just A Citizen says:

    Critics love so say the Libertarian way of providing charity instead of govt. welfare will not work. That the rich need to have their income taken because they don’t carry their weight.

    Perhaps like all their other accusations, it is mostly just political propaganda.

    Alert: Buried within this data is a key “target” of the those in D.C. who know we have a debt problem but dismiss it publically. There has already been some “proposals” to confiscate this money, it will increase in the coming years.

    Lets see who can identify it.

    http://www.nptrust.org/philanthropic-resources/charitable-giving-statistics/

  19. Bergdahl to be officially charged with desertion. It’s about damn time.

  20. Gerald Celente: “Look at what’s happening with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Of course when the United Kingdom said they were going to join it, there was a lot of pressure from the United States for them not to join it and yet they did anyway. There are now 35 initial members and it’s ready to launch….

    “So it will be official by next Tuesday, March 31st. This AIIB is going to be a competitor to the IMF and the World Bank. Again, the United States has been putting pressure on its allies not to join but one by one they are joining anyway.

    More Countries Continue Joining AIIB

    So after the UK, we had France, Germany and Italy join. Now it appears that even South Korea is going to join. When you look at the reasons why these countries are joining it’s very clear: The United States has a military pivot to Asia, but China’s pivot to Asia is business. So the business of America is war but the business of China is business.

    For example, 12 percent of South Korea’s exports go to the United States but 25 percent go to China. You can see South Korea’s motivation — it’s money. So the United States sent over U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Daniel Russell, to try to talk the South Koreans out of joining. The U.S. was saying they have to make sure the AIIB meets, ‘The high-water mark,’ of the World Bank and the IMF.

    What a bunch of hypocrisy that is because when you look at the people who ran, or are running, the World Bank, one of them was Paul Wolfowitz, the architect of the Iraq War and the Wolfowitz Doctrine that essentially launched an attack against the former Soviet Union, once it collapsed:

    “Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

    So that’s who is running the World Bank. Is that the ‘high-water mark’ the U.S. demands AIIB sink to?

    China Invests In Growth

    Then you look at the new president of Afghanistan — he worked for the World Bank for several years. So what’s this ‘high-water mark?’ When you look at the name of it, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it’s anathema to what America does. Over the last 20 years China has invested some 8.5 percent of its GDP annually into infrastructure. And during that same period, the United States’ infrastructure investment was a big 0.06 percent.

    King World News – China gold backed yuan

    China Going For The Gold As Western Mainstream Media Silent

    So infrastructure and investment are not the kinds of policies America really has much knowledge of. The bottom line is about money. It’s the Golden Rule: ‘Those who have the gold, rule.’ China is going for the gold in their investments into Asia and emerging and developing markets. China is building the Asian economies rather than getting involved in wars.

    When you look at the development of the BRIC nations as well, going with their banking systems, you can see this is more and more of a move away from the United States and the dollar as a reserve currency and the United States as a world power. It’s a new millennium shift to the East that’s being overlooked by the mainstream media, but the implications of this are enormous.”

    Any opinions?

    • Yeah. I quit following them. They have been wrong since forever.

      • Even a blind squirrel fins a nut every now and then. I like Celente, not so much KWN. Gerald is hilarious to listen too, and fairly accurate, but even he admits that with everything being fixed, it’s hard to predict an outcome. Libya was about the Petrodollar. The U.S. just can’t start a war with China, but seems to be working hard to get one rolling with Russia. World Reserve Currencies don’t last forever and I think our days are numbered. I have expressed my thoughts on what Obama is doing, but as a refresher, he keeps poking the bear: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/18/4656

        This is but one of three border nations that these US sponsored color revolutions may hit. WHY is Obama doing this? Because the only way to destroy America is WWIII. Get ready!

        • The goal of this administration is to destroy America. Or in their words “fundamentally transform America”. And they are doing a good job of it.

  21. Gold, Silver, Guns, Bullets.

  22. http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/second-amendment-2/gun-store-owner-illegally-targeted-by-federal-government-gets-sweet-revenge

    The truth is out and no longer a conspiracy theory. The Feds are demanding back door gun control by forcing the closing of bank accounts for legal gun business’s. Welcome to Amerika with second coming of the Nazi’s, aka, Progressives.

  23. Tis a sick little book-and the last paragraph of this article-What does it even mean-what message is she trying to convey?

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2015/03/25/childrens-book-about-abortion-my-sister-happy-ghost

    • Unbelievable…

      • It really is unbelievable-Can you imagine being a young child and reading this crap, especially this:

        “I’m not sad that my sister is a ghost! If you kept my sister, you would be tired, and sad, and mad!” When his father questioned why, Lee continued:

        Because we would be wild and loud and sometimes we would fight. Mama might be scared that she could not buy enough food for us. Mama might not have enough time to read to me, to paint with me, to play with me, to talk with me…. ”

        What the hell is she trying to teach these children-that mommy and daddy might get rid of you too if you don’t act right. Or hey if money runs short-look out-you might be the next “happy” ghost.

        Or that they should be glad mommy made their sister a “ghost” so they wouldn’t have to share.

  24. In continuation of the Russian issue, this just popped up. I’ll paste the whole article to save ya’ll some time:

    Lithuanians Under Police State Attack

    Paul Craig Roberts
    Prison Planet.com
    March 26, 2015

    According to news reports and to this appeal by Kristoferis Voishka the pro-American government installed in Lithuania is persecuting Lithuanians who dissent from the anti-Russian propaganda that is driving Washington’s NATO puppets to war with Russia. Unlike their puppet government, Lithuanians understand that war with Russia means that Lithuania on the front line will be utterly destroyed, a result that would not bother Washington in the least, just as Washington is undisturbed when its forces obliterate weddings, funerals, and children’s soccer games.

    What is Lithuania? To Washington it is a nothing.

    Kristoferis Voiska runs an alternative Internet news site in LIthuania. Not long ago he interviewed me, and the interview appeared in both LIthuanian newspapers and on his Internet news program in video form. I found him to be sincere and well informed. I advised him that interviewing me would bring trouble for him, and he already was aware of that.

    As I have said so many times, Americans are the worst informed people on the planet.
    The are unaware of the growing momentum toward war with Russia. The presstitute media throughout Europe, especially in the Baltic states and Poland, is hard at work creating in people’s minds the fear of a Russian invasion. The orchestrated fear then provides the basis for the American puppet governments to beg troops and tanks and missiles from Washington, and the US military/security complex, counting its profits, is pleased to comply.

    But what Russia sees is a threat, not a money-making opportunity for the US military/security complex and payoffs to the corrupt Lithuanian and Polish governments, which are increasingly perceived as neo-nazi like the government that Washington bestowed on Ukraine.

    The situation is dangerous, as I keep telling you, a message that some are too weak to accept.

    I have misplaced contact information for Kristoferis Voiska. If you care to show support for Kristoferis and the independent media in Lithuania, send emails to Valdas Anelauskas anelauskas@hotmail.com Perhaps he will forward them.

    In about one week I will be 76 years old. I was born in 1939 as World War II was unfolding as the direct consequence of the Versailles Treaty that broke every promise President Woodrow Wilson made to Germany in exchange for the end of World War I.

    I remember as a child Cold War nuclear attack drills in elementary school during which we would cower under our school desks. We were issued dog tags with our blood type just like the dog tags ripped by their comrades off US soldiers killed in the war movies by Germans or Japs (no longer a permissible word) and sent home to the dead GI’s family.

    To us it was more romantic than scary. We loved wearing the dog tags. I have no idea what happened to mine. They must be collectors’ items by now.

    I have seen a lot. As kids playing war–in those days you could have toy guns without being shot down by the police who are protecting us–we reveled in America’s World War victories. We understood, thanks to our parents and grandparents, that the Red Army won the war against Germany, but us Americans beat the heartless Japs.

    That was enough. We knew that the US was tough.

    I was 14 when the Korean War broke out. We expected to win, of course, and our expectations, we thought, were proven correct when General MacArthur’s amphibious landings rolled up the North Korean army. But what MacArthur and Washington had overlooked is that China and the Soviet Union were not about to accept a US victory.

    Before Americans could cheer, the Third World Chinese Army rolled in and pushed the conqueror of Japan back town to the tip of South Korea. It was a humiliating defeat for American arms. MacArthur’s response to conventional defeat was to request to employ nuclear weapons. In his dispute with President Truman, MacArthur, America’s most famous general, was removed from command.

    Washington accepted defeat in Korea and again in Viet Nam where a 500,000 US force consisting of US Army, Marines, and Special Forces was defeated by a Third World guerrilla army.

    To these defeats we can add Afghanistan and Iraq. After 14 years of killing, the Taliban controls most of the country. Jihadist have carved a new state out of parts of Syria and Iraq. The Middle East reeks of American defeat. Just like Korea. Just like Viet Nam.

    Despite these facts insouciant Americans and their crazed rulers in Washington imagine that the US is a Uni-Power, the world’s only superpower against whom no country can stand. This arrogance, ignorance, and hubris is leading the US into conflict with Russia and China, either of which can destroy the US with ease. And Europe as well. And the stupid bought-and-paid-for Japanese government, a total non-entity, a disgrace to the Japanese people, a collection of well-payed American puppets.

    As Andrew Cockburn has documented, the US military is lost in abstractions and is no longer capable of conducting conventional warfare. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/24/us-government-us-military-became-murder-inc-paul-craig-roberts/ Any American or NATO army sent to attack Russia will be destroyed almost instantly. Washington cannot accept the loss of prestige from defeat and would take the war nuclear. Life on earth would end.

    The only conclusion that informed analysis supports is that Washington is the greatest threat to life on earth. Washington is a greater threat than global warming. Washington is a greater threat than the exhaustion of mineral energy sources. Washington is a greater threat than the rise in world and US poverty from Washington’s policy to enrich the few at the expense of the many.

    The only possible conclusion is that unless Washington collapses from its economic house of cards or is abandoned by its NATO puppet states, Washington will destroy life on earth.

    Washington is the greatest evil that the world has ever faced. There is no good in 
Washington. Only total evil.

    I am aware that many of you disregard articles from Prison Planet and such, but Paul Roberts did work under the Reagan administration, which gives him some credibility. Besides, the MSM won’t be telling you any of this stuff 🙂

  25. For those who wondered why the US didn’t help with the Boko Harem issue when all those kids were involved, this may tell the story: http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obama-accused-of-obstructing-battle-against-boko-haram-to-promote-axelrods-nigerian-muslim-client/

  26. Taking bets here…….The general that brought the charges against Bergdahl….anybody want to bet that he will be fired within 60 days….and for the first time in military history, the WH will suppy the defense team. Bets anyone?

    • And….if the WH over rides or supplies a defense team……That is a deliberate act against the United States with intent to do harm.

      • I can come up with numerous acts against the US by this administration. Does anyone actually think that the next Administration will be any better?

        • Just A Citizen says:

          That entirely depends on WHO is running the next administration, and of course who is setting the evaluation criteria.

          I am guessing that if that is you, you will claim there is no difference at all.

          • Well, I should rethink this because if a Republican is elected as President, then all the scandals will be openly talked about by the MSM, instead of swept under the rug and claimed as fake. SO, that would be a change, BWAHAHAHA! 🙂

            How’s JAC’s world going today? Rainy and cold and crappy here. 🙂

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Bueller? Bueller? No bet here. How long will the proxy government in Afganistan last…< 9 months?

  27. Was just watching the White House press briefing…….you will be glad to know that Yemen is a qualified success according to them and that the Iran backed rebels are not in control.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13

      Good morning Sir.

      Well technically they are probably right. But that is because NOBODY is “in control”.

      Just sayin…… 🙂

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      The problem as I see it is that the WH has not publically defined what it terms as a “success” By observing the past several years I believe it is NOT what most people would define as a success, unless it is to take apart and de-stabilze countries and replace a victory with defeat, turn allies into enemies. With that view, they have been totally successful.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Sir…I was listening to an analyst all over themselves speaking from 29 Palms CA. The USMC is trying to determine if a women has any impact on the combat effectiveness of a squad in a boots on the ground, infantry role. Not support or admin, but pack carrying, running, shooting combat. Somehow I believe the political general’s will lower the requirements to the point of saying there is no impact, to preserve their jobs with this administration. Already they lowered the physical fitness requirements significantly for women in the Corps. This is in a service where everyone is to start out as a rifleman and can go back if needed to that role.

    • VH, Buck is a true rarity when it comes to the demeanor of the Left. (Your welcome Buck 🙂 ). Far too many are vile intolerant zombies with mush for brains. They are very capable of repeating whatever the Left Wing media says, and do so with vigor, usually including some general name calling at several points of their posts. Here’s an example:

      Hillary4Prez says

      Look here your racist idiot, Hillary didn’t break any laws by using private email. Why don’t you go crawl under the rock you came from so you can remember all the emails deleted under Bush. Your nothing but a RWNJ and a racist.

      See what I mean 😀

      • What’s a RWNJ?

        • Right Wing Nut Job 🙂 Then, of course, they expect to be taken seriously. I was just reading some of the quite numerous attacks (and comments) on Ted Cruz. I know very little about him personally, but between the article and comments of about 15 articles, all of them combined don’t have a double digit IQ 😀

          • I used to read and post on Huff-po-left because I found myself starting to dislike people. There can be a negative effect to reading to much of these comments. One has to realize that a lot more extremist type people hang out at these blogs so they aren’t really all that representative of the majority of people-both left and right. But I have noticed in my personal interactions with people, that people on the left tend to get a tad self righteous and angry much quicker than people on the right.Actually the effect usually is almost immediate. Say something they disagree with and their tone of voice changes and the first words out of their mouths is usually -You can’t possibly believe that ……………. Found the guys attempt to determine why that is-interesting.

            • I have gotten away from interacting with them. Did it for awhile just to pass the time during the winter, but found myself beginning to get hateful. Now, I just read a little, to remind me what I don’t want to become 🙂

            • The other day on Facebook a friend of a friend, a life long, Navy vet Republican bemoaned the extremism in the Republican Party and its failure to compromise. .

              My answer to him was as follows:

              The Democratic party is NOT the Party of JFK anymore. Hell, it’s not even the Party of Harry Truman or FDR. In 1972, the McGovernites took over the Democratic Party and spent twenty years purging it of anyone “moderate”. One of the reasons Hillary is down and Warren is up is because Hillary;’s McGovernite radicalism is old hat, out of date and stale. It is almost “quaint” in its naivete to the modern progressive. . The party has gone far, far beyond 1972.

              Every single change in the Republican Party, on every issue and the rise of its religious fundamentalist component is a result and response to those changes in the opposition party. They did it first! Let’s remember that among other things Roe vs. Wade was a ’73 issue. Watergate happened in ’74, Vietnam collapsed in ’75. Nuff said?

              If the “moderates” in the Republican Party want the party to return to the party of Eisenhower then they would do well to tell the democrats to return to being the party of JFK not RFK. Frankly I would welcome a Jim Webb run for the White House.

              So Trynosky’s theorem that the world and all that’s in it runs based on Newton’s Third law is proved correct again!

            • Two days ago I was involved in a discussion on Facebook with locals about the Indiana Religious Freedom Bill. OMG! The amount of ignorance and hatred was just unbelievable. During this ‘discussion’ I was labeled an evil hypocritical Christian, Racist, gay hating whatever…and even received a message from one guy threatening to ‘kick my ass’. All because I was expressing my understanding of this bill to be protecting my right to have a Christmas tree in MY business.

              If my understanding is incorrect or I’m just completely off base I would expect someone to explain their understanding or give facts to show where I am incorrect. I guess because I mentioned a Christmas tree that makes me a Christian, but not sure how that is evil or hypocritical. And I have no idea where gay hating came from. I’ve gotten somewhat used to being called a racist because I don’t like Obama. But seriously?

              So if I disagree with a black person, I’m a racist…
              If I disagree with a woman now, I’m sexist…
              If I disagree with gay’s, I hate gays…

              I was so angry that I just shut the computer off.

              This is not the same country I grew up in. There is a divide between the people that is too deep and too wide to be bridged. A lot of these ‘liberals’ make a very good case for abortion…..retroactively! 😉

      • I’ve been reading that line a lot too-Hillary didn’t break any laws-Hillary followed all the rules-think of it this way:

        That’s my story and I’m sticking too it.

        • I read that a group like Judicial Watch (it might be them) has filed a lawsuit under the RICO Act against Hillary, Bill, the Foundation etc. This was done in Florida. I’ll post a link when I find it again.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            When Hillary says that we have to do something about income inequality she and Bill should lead by example, divest themselves of the $55M they’ve accummulated the past few years.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      V.H.

      Yes, very interesting. I have a different take, one I got from another author.

      Those who self identify as “left”, “liberal” or “progressive” generally are EMOTIONAL thinkers. This means they REACT to things on an EMOTIONAL basis. This reaction is INSTINCTIVE in that there is little thought given before reacting.

      We all mostly act instinctively. However, it is the thinking that happens BEFORE the reaction that guides the reaction itself. So those who are more EMOTION based will react more violently to challenges because you are tearing at deep feelings.

      Those on the “right” tend to be more THINKING types. Because they spend the time to use logic or to reason, they are less likely to become angry over a challenge. Because challenging one’s viewpoints is a “practice” they have gone through.

      The emotional thinker has not and has little basis from which to form a logical and civil response.

      The irony of this is the “lefts” self proclamation of Intellectual Superiority over those on the “right”. The research shows just the opposite when it comes to how people think and react.

      This difference also accounts for the kinds of political rhetoric you see. The Dems play the emotional game, granny off the cliff/starving children/ etc, etc. The Reps put out budget and debt numbers calling the debt immoral but without connecting any emotional harm to the immorality itself.

      Oh, there are far more EMOTIONAL people than LOGICAL people. Because thinking takes a concerted effort over a period of time.

      • That sounds about right! 🙂

      • I don’t know that it’s so much a different take, as it is an explanation for why they are more emotional.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          V.H.

          And among the emotional thinkers, the emotion of EMPATHY is greater than among the Logical thinkers.

          This to fits what we see from the left. I remember when you were trying to convince me we had a “moral obligation” to take care of others in need. This is an EMPATHY reaction.

          I can present a mass of “logic” to refute your claim but because “empathy” is a deep seated emotion it is very difficult to persuade you to abandon it.

          But I also remember our discussions being firm but polite. Probably because you are somewhere along the continuum and not on pure emotion or cold logic.

          Or it could simply be a better upbringing. I do find that older folks tend to be more polite. Except the old hard core UNION people, like ol’ Charlie. Doesn’t matter how old those people are, they will go off on you at a drop of the hat.

          • 🙂 I remember that or should I say those conversations. You say emotion-I say principal-but I remember walking away from those conversations with the feeling that we weren’t really that far apart in our views.

            • That’s a problem with many debates. I learned years ago in business/technical meetings that the conversation was driven by the differences between approaches. One thing I try to do is first capture all the agreement and demonstrate that it is 80-90% of the problem. Then we can tackle the difference understanding that we are really not that far apart from having a common goal. One corollary to this is if there is an individual that raises a show stopping question, it is very important that it be tackled first because show stoppers make all other issues moot.

  28. Interesting “coincidence”……….Iran nuclear talks and declassifying israel’s nuclear program at the same time….let me see if I have this correct….the WH declassifies the Israeli nuclear program while negotiating with Iran.

    Any bets on whether the declassification is now in the hands of Iran……courtesy of the Obama Administration?

    • While I understand why Obama is doing the Iran thing, why is he making it so blatant? He even seems to have the hard core Liberal’s confused on this stuff, LOL

    • Obama gets into talks with Iran
      Netanyahu talks to Congress
      Obama puts money into Israel’s elections to defeat Netanyahu
      Netanyahu wins
      Obama declassifies Israel’s big (non) secret
      Netanyahu ___________

  29. Another interesting article-relates to why liberals are so angry too.

    http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/5981/full

    • Just A Citizen says:

      V.H.

      Great find. I had never heard of this magazine.

      It echoes so many points made here but with more eloquence.

  30. I would guess that the psychopath’s in DC and their puppet masters are not happy about this: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-25/us-hegemony-dollar-dominance-are-officially-dead-china-scores-overwhelming-victory-b

    The question will be, what will the effects be here at home? Will the US get us into another war trying to protect their position in the world?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      gman

      The “puppet masters” do not give a damn. They are just as involved with the Chinese version as any other.

  31. I wonder if anyone remembers my posts about two or three years ago entitled the 12th. Imam where I was criticized that Iran has aspirations on being a regional hegemonic power. It seems that I laid out the process that would be followed. So, we have today, Iran telling Egypt and Saudi Arabia to stay out of Yemen and Syria at the risk of war. I am staying with my prediction…Iraq, Syria, Yemen will be the first three of seven countries that will be under Iranian control greater than anything the U.S. has done…..

    • I just read that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and one more are currantly bombing Yemen-so it looks like they are willing to fight-you just think they will lose or quit before it turns into a major war with Iran?

  32. Dale A Albrecht says:

    With Harry Reid announcing that he will not stand for re-election next year…I wonder if it has something to do with the administration going after Sen. Menendez of NJ not toeing the party line with allegations of improper use of monies and ties to a donor and favors. But then last week it was reported that the money to Menendez did not come from the donor but from Harry Reid’s slush funds. My bet is that Menendez, said take your best shot, because I WILL NOT go alone. reid in his statements today said it is imperative for the Dems to retake the senate in ’16. If the leadership is embroiled in a huge scandal that will not happen. So he takes himself out…thoughts?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Dale

      It has more to do with this:

      http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/reid-hits-new-low-poll

      And it hasn’t improved any recently. I am guessing his accident also took a toll, or maybe his rambling nonsensical BS was a symptom of mental issues, which contributed to the accident.

      But most basic is that he is not popular in Nevada and would have lost last time, even with Obama winning, if he had not set up the R’s with a phony candidate which got Sharron Angle the nomination. The Republican most likely to run against Reid knows how to play against Reid.

      If it was about the money he would resign now. But he is going to stay through the 2016 election. He also has a massive treasure to spread around, buying favors for later.

  33. Dale A Albrecht says:

    OK OK…enough of this weather already. Temp has dropped 30 degrees the past few hours and is expected to maybe hit 31 tonight with possible snow, tonight and tomorrow AM.

  34. That will show them evil Hoosiers! I just don’t understand people.

  35. One thing I do like about SUFA is that the discussions are kept pretty civil. And y’all even make me chuckle from time to time. 🙂

    • I am at the age when I get highly pissed at stupid people but refrain due to my solid working class upbringing from routinely calling Assholes Assholes.

      When the left goes overboard and attacks blindly and viciously, I like to always thank them for using their brilliant, intellectual insight to name call because they can’t come up with an honest response. This usually gets them even crazier. That’s fun!

  36. I strongly agree with this statement.

    “This is a legitimate concern and, as things stands, probably one of most consequential debates about our future.”

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/27/hey-media-religious-freedom-is-a-real-thing/

    • VH,

      I didn’t realize religion (or religious beliefs), gave you the ‘right’ to discriminate…

      To me the real issue here — and why I believe so many of my progressive and liberal friends are so upset by this — is a return to the core issue of whether a private business should be able to discriminate against certain groups by refusing business. In essence this is no different from the fights in the civil rights era with regards to denying service to blacks. Many liberals rightfully see this fight as having been fought and ‘won’ – now it is being rehashed with respect to a different minority demographic group.

      Personally I am ok with a private business discriminating in this manner. I am staunchly against hiding behind one’s religion to do so, but that is another issue. That being said, I am also a supporter of people getting the word out and organizing a boycott of these businesses. This is something JAC and I have argued over in the past.

      • Much to address here-I’ll go with asking you why you say people are “hiding behind their religion”? People don’t choose to be sued, have files charged against them and possibly losing their livelihood just on a whim.

        • You want to discriminate, go ahead and do so. But religion isn’t (or shouldn’t be) about discrimination or treating people differently. Perhaps ‘hiding behind’ isn’t the right choice of words, but people tend to use their ‘religious beliefs’ to try to get away with a whole slew of crap.

          • When it comes to gays, they have it good here, compared to many other countries. They are exterminated from Muslim countries, literally, because of Islam. Yet, I don’t hear much from the politically correct Left on this. This may take some extra research, but may be worth looking in to.

          • Ah! Check your religion, huh? I’ll keep my religion, you can check your big gov 😉

          • Religion isn’t “about discrimination or treating people differently” It’s about not being forced to participate in or encourage actions that one believes is wrong. Actions is the distinction, not treating people differently.

            You don’t like religion being used to get away with crap and I don’t like people trying to make people’s beliefs irrelevant based on whether they consider them religious or secular beliefs. So I like the fact that freedom of religion is specifically stated in the Constitution. It’s the last defense we have to stop the government from completely taking away our right to freedom of Conscience.

            My understanding of everything I’ve read about the first amendment-it was meant to include freedom of conscience, freedom of thought. It’s the courts that have reduced the right to simply freedom of religion, not the religious. And their working real hard to get rid of that too.

            • Yes, freedom of religion is specifically stated in the Constitution. But it has also been held that religion cannot shield one from laws of general applicability.

              If we as a society are going to prohibit discrimination, then you don’t get to discriminate because your religion says its ok to do so.

              Question – do you believe a business should be able to refuse service to someone who is black? or Latino? Do you believe a baker should be able to refuse to sell a cake to an interracial couple?

              If your answer is yes, why? If the answer is no, why not?

              • Yes…. I am a firm believer in the right to refuse service to anyone. You have a right to take or not take clients…I have a right to same. Private business is just that…….private. You cannot split hairs as to what is public…..your law practice is not private..you are open to the public. I would wager that anyone without the means to pay for your services will be turned away…..

                If my religious beliefs are such that I do not wish to associate or serve someone…..I have that right. To force someone to violate their own beliefs and/or morals is just wrong…..if you demand that one set of beliefs or moral turpitude triumphs over another……then, that flies in the face of integrity.

          • You raise a very profound question. I probably am not qualified to answer it except in a limited way.

            I was invited to participate in a religious wedding (not my religion but immaterial) of a close relative who was marrying a same sex partner. I chose not to attend. Since that time I am persona non grata with a whole bunch of folks. I, and the wife have been called every disgusting name in the book mostly behind our backs.

            I will not, by my presence endorse something I feel is incredibly wrong.

            My case was a bit different. I knew the girl very well and knew that she had “issues”. She was the type of person that throughout high school and college dated boys and enjoyed those dates but was so intense that she literally began planning the wedding after the first date. At 25, having had no success with conventional relationships, falling in with a very unconventional group through work, she started, in my opinion “looking for love in all the wrong places”.

            You have on your own the right to live your life any way you want to but, in no circumstances do you have the right to coerce me to accept your choices.

            The Civil Rights parallel is absurd. Offhand I can think of very few religions or offshoots thereof, back in the days of my youth that morally condemned being black.

            Just as you are condemned these days as a “Know-nothing” if you even accept climate change but reject MAN MADE climate change, you are also pilloried for having a live and let live attitude towards all things gay but not choosing to participate in any way. That sir, is not freedom no matter what the Ninth circuit says. That is the type of “law” that gave us Dred Scott and Europe the Nurenberg laws.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Buck

        So do you have some problem with the Indiana law?? If so why?

        If not, then what is all the screaming for boycotts really about?

        • I don’t know enough about the specifics of the Indiana law to comment. The issue I have is that either we permit private businesses to discriminate or we do not. If private businesses cannot discriminate based on race or gender, they similarly cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation.

          To permit one but not the other based on claims of ‘religious beliefs’ is ridiculous, if you ask me. If we are going to permit private businesses to discriminate there is no need to require some perhaps misguided religious belief to somehow condone the discrimination.

          As I’ve said in past debates, I’ve always been on the fence on this issue — on the one hand, it is a private business which should be free to do business with who they please; on the other hand, I don’t believe we as a society should condone discrimination. Personally I lean more towards the first, but believe the business should have to face the consequences of its decision to discriminate.

          Which leads us to the issue of boycotts – if you are going to choose to discriminate against some class of people, I most certainly have the right to ‘vote with my wallet’ and refuse to patronize your store. I also have the right to tell others why I refuse to do business with you and, hopefully, they will choose likewise and so on and so forth. I see absolutely nothing wrong with this.

          • There is nothing wrong with that…..nothing at all. But that is not what we have. If you let the pocket book be your weapon….cool. That makes it a business decision. We, as a family, will not hire anyone that cannot prove US citizenship….and if that has a disparate impact….so be it.

          • Just A Citizen says:

            Buck

            All the law does is establish the SCOTUS standard regarding Govt. interference in the right of citizens to practice their religion. Namely that any Govt law “forcing” a person to provide services in violation of their religious beliefs must show that there is a “compelling Govt. interest in imposing upon that right”.

            Meaning that as soon as someone challenges a law forcing service the court will establish the “compelling govt. interest” in doing so. And services will continue to be forced upon those who do not wish to provide it.

            Which shows two things.

            The BOYCOTT is an orchestrated reaction to dog whistles by the hard left. And, the problem with allowing Govt to override any right creates conflict between rights when none should exist. Meaning that one of the claims is NOT a right. In this case it is the claim that anyone has the right to be served.

            “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therof:”

            If someone’s religion causes them to feel they should not participate in a homosexual wedding then the Govt is prohibited from the “free exercise thereof”. PERIOD.

            I know it is your opinion that religion should not allow such discrimination but religion does in fact have such an affect on many factors. You cannot separate the right to exercise a religion from the person in fact exercising that religion.

            Besides, who are you or anyone else to decide what religious standards get allowed and which do not?

            It is important to note here that killing or harming people for “religious” purpose is not allowed. But that is because the religious standards existing at our foundation did not allow such practice either. And of course the core ethical/moral principle banning the initiation of violence holds for any religion. Otherwise it is not a “legitimate religion” suitable for civilized humans.

          • Just A Citizen says:

            Buck

            One more thought on this “discrimination against a class of people”. The civil rights battle was over blacks being provided ANY SERVICE. Or even being allowed to ENTER an establishment.

            That is not what is happening in these religious cases. The only services denied so far have been over WEDDINGS. The couple who raised a stink in Washington had been regular customers and were customers after the lady respectfully decline to make a wedding cake. The radicals just had to elevate it to a legal fight.

            Now the same goes for “reproductive rights”, what an oxymoron that is. The denials for insurance coverage have related to ABORTION or drugs which cause ABORTION. Not eve to all forms of contraception, not even by the Catholics.

            So to claim CLASS discrimination is a false accusation.

            Now I can’t wait until the wingnuts on the other side gain all three houses and start passing laws FORCING everyone to purchase firearms and to own at least one Camo coat and hat.

  37. As far as people’s right to organize boycotts. Or lets go further the right to go around with their little camera’s like thought police or exhibitionists and film everything they see that they think is funny or Wrong. Or to go on the internet or twitter and just destroy another human being-With no thought to the harm they are causing. Look at this video, this guy actually made the video his self and it backfired and cost him a lot. I personally think the cost was excessive and our society should be ashamed not proud of the hurt they’ve put on this man and his family. And there are more of these stories-lives being ruined for someones 15 minutes of fame or the fun of screaming on some site.

    I know people have rights to do a lot of things doesn’t mean they should and I don’t know how to define the line that shouldn’t be crossed but it has been crossed. These aren’t boycotts or just comments anymore-They are friggin lynch mobs-the rope being used has just changed.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2015/03/281770-3-years-after-bullying-this-chick

    • The nice thing about this guy is he now gets to “Stand up” for his beliefs. Of course, it was not voluntary but what the hell?

      During the Viet-Nam war, there were the draft dodgers, those who ran away to Sweden or Canada, those who faked an illness, and finally those who either served in a non-combatant role or were willing to go to jail. Only the last two deserved any respect and certainly, for their beliefs, demonstrated as much moral courage as those who served. Does anyone else make a distinction today?

      • Do people make distinctions-That’s a hard question-I’m gonna say No-that’s part of the problem-I’m not saying that people don’t have the right to judge actions-but today it isn’t just shaming if someone breaks the social norms-it’s a whole organized system, including the media, the government, and tax free million dollar institutions being used to destroy people if they stand up for their beliefs. There isn’t any thought to changing people’s minds or helping people see why you think what their doing is wrong-it’s just silence them, destroy them so they cannot fight back. Make a video-show it too the world-how about you stand up and tell the person your filming why you think he’s wrong-how about you actually try to change a heart-instead of just trying to do damage.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          V.H.

          🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

        • The politics of destruction seems to go back to the late ’60’s and as I said earlier, the McGovernites. Others would argue that it was Joe McCarthy but they are wrong. During the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson administration, over 20 years, one could object without being objectionable. I think we did have a preview of what was coming with the Goldwater race. Nixon, despised for the Alger Hiss/Helen Geohegan Douglas things was the perfect fuse for the left, leading up to the ’72 explosion. Watergate hit and all bets were off. Nothing has been the same since. Reagan was, by force of his own nature, able to blunt it but it was merely off stage.

  38. Dale A Albrecht says:

    slight change of subject….regardless of what you think of Ted Cruz, political analysts were ridiculing him, inferring that how could he be qualified to run for President after only serving 2.5 years in the Semate. Not saying that if he is elected he will have served another almost 2 years. They never brought up the fact that Obama served only 3 years total as US Senator and only got that seat by default caused by political tricks employed by Axelrod.

    • Most people have forgotten how Obama got his senate seat. But…it is a moot point now. The progressive agenda believes if is ok to lie…to cheat….and to steal.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I believe that the LESS time the representatives spend in the legislature the less apt they are to be corrupted.

        I wonder if Madame Obama will have the veto rights over the merger of Heinz and Kraft seeing that much of what the control in the way of food is junk food. Projected to be the 5th largest food producer in the world. Buffett sure has his hands in a lot of large buckets.

  39. Just A Citizen says:

    Anita

    Congrats on final four. Was hoping we would get a Zag vs. Sparty matchup, but was not to be.

    • Yessir!! I was pulling for the Zags, too. Way to go Big Ten, though. Wisconsin’s game was just as exhausting as ours was. So, cmon Badgers! We’ll take care of Duke, you take care of Kentucky. Then we’ll really have a thrilla!!! Sparty On!

  40. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I see in this mornings news that the new SOD Carter is considering LOWERING the standards to boost recuitment and retention in the military. That should make the military more capable (sarcasm intended) Outsource the admin and support jobs to private contractors and lower standards for combat troops, what next? Oh I know, F-35 goes from manufacturing plant to memorial in front of bases immediately.

    • But that is dumbass Carter…it is hard to imagine that Obama has hurt this country worse that Carter could ever dream.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        This is the new secretary of defense Carter speaking who is proposing the loosening of standards. This goes along with my question to you Sir, The test trial going on with the Marine Corps analyzing the inpact of the efficiency of a boots on the ground combat of women as a part of the squad. Test the group all men, then drop a guy add a women so on and so forth. This is going on a range at 29 palms in CA. Ist they were interviewing a 5′ 1″ women wanting to go from admin to combat. They also reduced the amount of weight of gear she was to carry. Obviously the political powers will deduce there is no statistical impact.

        How is the army handling the same political pressure?

  41. Very interesting tidbit here:

    Iranian backed rebels and terrorists in the following countries:

    Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia,Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Burkina-Faso,Indonesia, IvoryCoast, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Pakistan, Togo. In addition, Algeria, Djibouti, and Tunisia.

    Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE are on the travel WARNING list for all Americans and westerners.

    Also, threat warnings in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Morocco, Oman, Kenya, and Nigeria for all Westerners.

    Travel is being discouraged in Thailand and Mindanao (Phillipines), Chechnya, the nortern States of India ( Jammu and Kashmir ), eastern Senegal and all of NIgeria.

    Spring travel warnings from the State Department to Americans : Belgium, Canada, Australia, France, and Denmark are on the watch list.

  42. Now, I think that everyone knows that the supposed deal with Iran will not stop their research and development of nuclear weapons. So, I guess it is time to quit playing around with talks that are going nowhere and make sure that the Saudis, Jordan, etc. get the same nuclear capacity.. It is only a mater of time anyway.

  43. I think I will order this book and start carrying it around with me. Last night I watched C-Span’s interview with the author. As I suspected all that happened in ’07 and ’08 can be laid at the feet of HUD, Freddie, Fannie and guys like Dodd and Frank. I knew it! Been preaching it since before it happened and have been ignored because of, “What the hell do you know about it?”

    http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Plain-Sight-World%C2%92s-Financial/dp/1594037701

    Worst part is to stimulate home ownership we are back to 3% down payment mandates by the same fools.

    Why the hell is nobody in jail? (rhetorical question)

    • What law have they broken…..?

      Dodd/Frank is a disaster and so is Fanny/Freddie. This has done more to create a dependent society than almost Obama….People have to be responsible for themselves…John Wayne said it best…….”ya can’t fix stupid”

  44. Just A Citizen says:

    My head is once again hurting from the explosion of outright ignorance by those claiming monopoly on education and intellect. Now it is the CEO of Apple denouncing “religious protection laws as dangerous”. He claims they are setting the fight for equality back “decades”.

    So lets address the accusation. The issue of gay marriage is not decades old. It is very recent and it exists only because Courts decided to start overturning laws passed by a majority of people in their states. These cases used the same flawed logic to overturn the laws as prior cases which also undermined our Constitution and thus caused a backlash against gay marriage.

    It was not until this movement started dominating the air waves and left wing legislation that people of faith started pushing back. That’s right, it was their response to being forced or coerced to be “part” of something they felt “sinful”.

    In reality, these laws do nothing to undo the status quo that has existed for decades, they do not set anything “back”. In fact, they will do very little to prevent the coercion of business owners who would choose to deny certain services to homosexuals wanting to be married.

    It will take very little for the progressive judges in this country to devise an argument that there is a “compelling Govt interest” to FORCE people to take pictures at, or bake cakes for a wedding.

    As for all the other supposed discriminations possible, I call bulldookey. There is not accepted interpretation of any Christian text which can support racism, nor even discrimination against homosexuals in other matters. Love the sinner hate the sin strike a bell? Even when racists in the south were trying to use the Bible to rationalize their violence against black people, the rest of the Christian churches were denouncing them.

    Oh, and the accusations and knee jerk reactions ignore a long history of legal precedent which will require people to show how their religion justifies such discrimination. People will not just get to “claim” it is my religion to discriminate. And as I said, these laws will not open the door to bigotry that has previously been addressed.

    It has only been when the Progressives tried to force people to PARTICIPATE IN the sin that these problems arose. And that is very recent.

    The CEO also claims these laws will cause problems for Apple doing business overseas. REALLY????? WHERE????? China, Iran, the Arab world, Indonesia, Philippines, Africa, Russia??? Or does he mean Europe? Like the Europeans are going to stop doing business with Apple because of a law in Indiana or Idaho!

    The Apple CEO is just another brain dead elitist in my humble opinion. Playing to what he perceives as the “popular” thing to do. He wouldn’t want to have to actually discuss the principles from a reasoned position during his cocktail/dinner parties with all the other elite leftists.

  45. Just A Citizen says:

    Will be gone a few days. Spring road trip to God’s Country. Hate to drop the above comment and run but have a 6 hour drive today.

    Buck, I hope you get a chance to respond to my comments of last evening. I will check back when I return.

  46. Maybe I’m nuts but isn’t forcing bakers to make a special order cake or photographers to take pictures at an event-forcing people to enter into contractual agreements?

    • If they treat this as a Civil Rights issue they fall into that “Public Accommodation” thing so Contracts be damned.

      Never exactly understood the line in the Janis Joplin song Bobby McGee, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin left to lose”. But somehow it seems appropriate in cases like this.

      In order to give you this trifling, BS freedom, we take away something a whole lot bigger and more important but we distract you with our slight of hand so you actually think you got something. .

      • Uh oh, yer singin my tune 😉

      • So if you can obtain the title of the worshiped “minority” and you can throw in the word discrimination, all other rights fly out the window. Now the majority that’s a totally different situation-I used to be a reasonable person who would compromise. I supported the civil rights bill -still do on a limited basis-turns my stomach to think that people should have the right to put up a blacks aren’t allowed sign-again-not that I really believe that would happen today-was on the fence when it came to gay marriage for a long time-then I started really paying attention to the lefts agenda and got off the fence and firmly on the Civil Unions stance-now I’m questioning my support for civil rights laws. If the left doesn’t back the hell off-I’m gonna end up being a very radical person. I wonder how many just like me are out there.

        • Newton’s Third Law:

          Formally stated, Newton’s third law is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object.

          OK, Ok, I know it is for Physics but don’t you think it fits in with your comment?

  47. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Isn’t all this high drama about a nuclear deal with Iran, in the long run, just a bunch of BS? The stated objective of these negotiations over the past few years is to SLOW only by 1 year Iran’s ability to have enough fissionable material to contruct a nuclear weapon? Well it’s been 2 years since they started jabbering, logically wouldn’t it follow, they’ve had the ability for one year already.

  48. Maine voters elected a Republican Governor about five months ago. On behalf of Republicans everywhere their new Governor, Paul LePage went to war on poor women.

    As we reported at the above link, LePage went after families who rely on food stamps – SNAP – to feed their families.

    Under his Democratic predecessor was helping to feed about 12,000 non-disabled welfare recipients. LePage started enforcing new Republican requirements that required non-disabled residents to work, volunteer, or attend vocational training 20 hours per week.

    The number of people on the welfare rolls under Democrats has dropped to 2,680 under heartless Republicans.

    Maine’s Progressives are claiming that there aren’t work or volunteer opportunities available for people. We have a hard time with that, after all our Progressive Democrat President keeps telling us about all the jobs he’s “created or saved.”

    Actually, if you’re volunteering, it only requires 24 hours per month. Those opportunities are available even in rural parts of the state.

    The reality is, these people, some 9,000 former welfare recipients, are simply too lazy to get off the couch. We’re pretty sure of that because once you’re dropped from welfare in Maine, you’re out for at least three years.

    Maine has reduced their welfare rolls by 2/3. We expect those 9,000 people won’t starve though. We expect them to move to more hospitable climes where welfare requirements aren’t so strict.

    Income tax plan comes with threat.
    Gov. Paul LePage wants legislators to know that he will campaign against them if they oppose his plan to cut income taxes. He said that includes Republicans, and questioned if they were truly members of the party.

    Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2015/03/what-horrible-thing-happened-when-maine-began-making-welfare-recipients-work/

  49. So, if Richard Nixon gets impeached and resignes over 16 minute lapse in a tape…..does that mean that Hillary Clinton should go to prison for wiping years of her illegal computer?

    • Keep dreaming. That may have worked even 10 years ago, but there are no more rules, especially for liberals. Carly says she 90% sure to jump in the race. The 10% is just her lining up the right amount of cash from the male Rinos to be the attack dog on Hillary, saving the guys from being labeled sexist, or whatever the term of the day is. Pass the popcorn.

      • It seems when it comes to the Fed’s, the rule of law is no longer relevant. The next step, because people sat back and did nothing, is subjugation to the lawless elite ruling class. IF, there is an election, I’m sure that millions will choose who their next master is. He/she will be just as lawless, if not worse. This simply cannot end good for the average American. The sheep are being led to slaughter, being pulled along by their own ignorance of history. OH WELL! I’ll be watching on the TV, till it goes out. 😀

        • You don’t give people enough credit. It has taken time, but you don’t seem to want to acknowledge the pushback. Conservatism is everywhere now..blogs (huge), cable tv (leading even the networks now), and talk radio. Cruz came out swinging and they haven’t tripped him up yet. Dana Bash tried hard the other day. Fail. The comments in Detroit Free Press are swinging way right these days. Detroit! Liberal Beehive! SNL is hitting back. Look at the backlash from #RaceTogether. Fail. The Religious Freedom Act has the stage now. Winning. The Ds don’t have much to offer, and have to defend the last 8 years. Not good for them. It’s happening G. Let it.

      • On a lighter note 🙂 Woke up to 1 inch of fresh snow this morning. This winter is not giving up. I’ll be rooting for Sparty in the Final Four. I might even watch a little of it 🙂

        • Had some flurries a couple days ago but nothing stuck. Snow has been gone for at least a week now . but I still have a pizza box frozen to the ground under a 6 inch icebank! It’s getting on my last nerve looking at it still. 🙂 It’s gonna be a fun weekend for basketball. Go Green!

    • Hillary was one of the lawyers on the Watergate Committee. She learned her lessons well. Had Tricky Dick burned all the tapes, he would have finished out his term. Wounded probably but not killed. Then of course, the NVA would not have moved in ’75 and Saigon would have fallen on Carter’s watch (or not).

      History turns on such small stuff.

  50. A local school in El Paso was painting an American Flag mural on one wall. Some neighbors, Hispanic, of course, objected to the flag claiming the colors red , white, and blue did not match the coordination of the surrounding area and it could be deemed offensive to Hispanic children attending a school with anAmerican flag on it.

    local vets rallied…..the flag is going back up.

  51. VH

    Thank God that Shelley Silver was not around to honcho this one. I understand some of the new procedures the governor (AKA Damien VIII) was pushing would have made Dr. Mengele smile.

    http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/new-yorkers-score-major-pro-life-victory-over-cuomos-abortion-agenda/

  52. Economics 101……..Fort Worth, Texas. a new McDonald’s franchise owner ( three stores ) opened up last year. He paid his day time employees $12 per hour….this same franchise owner also paid a premium to the swing shift and the late night shift for remaining open 24 hours. ( $13 per hour for the swing shift and $15 per hour for the midnight shift.) In addition, through private insurance, he paid the entire premium for their health care. This same employer also paid 100% of child care for each employee that had to put their child in day care. He thought that if he created a great working environment, he could have stable employees that would be around for awhile.

    He survived attacks from the local Whataburgers, Burger Kings, and the likes for paying greater than the minimum wage and offering paid health care. He was luring good employees from other franchises to work for him. Just good old competition.

    Then came some rebel rouser from up north and was working at one of the franchise stores and started complaining that the pay was not enough and was somewhat successful in getting some of the other employees to go along. Come to find out, this person was a union type person who was laid off her last job and came down to Texas. There were work slowdowns, incorrect orders, slower cooking where there had never been before all in an attempt to coerce higher wages…which were already higher than normal.

    Well, this is Texas. An open shop state. An employment at will state…..and becoming more and more a free state….weaning of the government teat. The franchise owner decided to close his stores overnight and did so. Fourteen days later, he opens his franchise back up again…………………..fully automated…or as automated as you can get. He dropped from a three franchise total of 82 employees, down to 22 employees, which he selectively re-hired.
    His profit margin increased to 18%. So, there are 60 people out there probably working at other burger joints making minimum wage with no health benefits because they are probably part time…….thus endeth the lesson of eco 101.

  53. Obama supports cutting military pensions by 20%. Obama has already cut tricare benefits by 30%. Obama has already cut military prescriptions by 15%. Obama has already rescinded the veterans outside health care cards…..the ones he signed into law last November.

    I will make a deal…..cut food stamps by 20%. Cut welfare payments by 20%. Cut housing subsidies by 20%. Cut government pensions by 20%.

    Do that and I will be quiet.

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