Winter is Finally Here

The cold weather and it’s companion, snow and ice, have arrived and plan on staying around for awhile.  With temperature sitting at 2 degrees as I write this and a Winter Storm Warning for tonight and tomorrow at my location, we have finally gotten back to normal weather around here.  With Summer being warm and dry and Fall being mild and dry, I won’t complain about snow or rain, we need it.  Stay safe and warm Folks!

Please continue your daily schedule and open conversations  😀deer

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  1. gmanfortruth says:

    😎

    • Temp Check….10*… WC 3*

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Well you folks up north can just keep your weather. We’re going up and down like a yoyo. This AM was 27 (summer to you) tomorrow back in the high 60’s and Sunday in the 70’s. That southern living.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Come on Dale, we love to share with our fellow countrymen. Anyone below the Mason-Dixon Line deserves their fair share of our lovely winter weather. 😀

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            With 28 years of my life spent above the Mason Dixon line I’ve earned my right to complain about your seasonal gift. A visit is sufficient, just to remind me of why I moved south again.

  2. gmanfortruth says:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-15-facebook-to-become-left-wing-propaganda-echo-chamber-orwellian-plan-fake-news.html

    Talk about a bad business decision, this is it. Every non-Liberal should get off of Facebook. While I’m not really a big social media person, A new site, very similar in design to Facebook, seen.life can be an alternative.

    • Have maybe 10 friends on FB and I run under an alias there. I use it more for groups, like city info or the kids’ school. I never did Twitter, but on a whim I signed up for Gab just yesterday. I’m on a waiting list for that. Don’t know why, but I have a feeling that’s the future for breaking news.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Those left on Facebook will have a great time reaffiming amongst themselves how stupid the rest of America is. Unlike what happened to Al Gore’s foray into a counter voice to conservative stations with Air America….it failed from day one…..now that Facebook is going that same route and obviously going to censor opposing views by calling it “fake” and therefor objectionable, Zuckerberg’s stock will drop like a rock because it’s a SOCIAL media site, not a propaganda tool. There are enough well heeled investors that will start up another site that will not censor and permit free dialog.

      Fake news…how’s this from the Washington Post this morning. “”Ivanka Trump poised to become the most powerful “First Lady” ever”” My understanding is that Trump was married to Melanie, and Ivanka is his daughter.

  3. Hmmm….I saw Obama, this morning, speaking on how he is going to retaliate to the Russians when there is no evidence that has been presented to prive hacking…..much less, hacking of the election.

    The CIA REFUSES to brief Congress on what they claim to know….so………………..who is telling the truth? Certainly not Obama…and certainly not the CIA….Oh, and these so called 17 inteliigence agencies…….from what I heard there is only the CIA.

    • Yabut…now Reid says it’s Comey’s fault…he’s become so partisan he should just become the RNC chair. LMAO…Reid, Harry Reid said that.

  4. Fact Check/ORg is going to collude with Facebook and the Federal Government to determine fact or fiction on the internet and supposedly link to the truth.

    Really….Fact Check/Org…….an entity supported entirely by George Soros is going to now determine what is truth and what is not…..

    Wow……I am sure going to jump on that bandwagon…….I do nto have facebook anyway….but I know many people that live and die by it. Unbelieveable,

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Is there anyone one else HRC, Podesta, Obama etc can blame besides themselves for the political losses over the past several years and now the WH?

      These guys can’t take sarcasm like what Trump said way back when the FBI was trying to locate and reconstruct 30000 emails that HRC said didn’t exist and never were, “Maybe we should get the Russians to find them?” because the gov was always yammering about the russians this and the russians that……when the DIA offered to the FBI “ALL of HRC’s emails theh FBI declined.

      HRC said on a morning show the Russians had it in for her about her comments on their parlimentary elections in 2011…..she says she was alway so tough on Putin and Russia…..then why for god’s sake sign off on selling 20% of a strategic resource as our uranium assets and processing to Russia before she resigned…..she even had the gall to deny she signed off on that, it was a lower level fubctionary….that gets signed off at the highest levels of government, not a staffer.

      Obama, said also on morning shows that the reason why they waited to do something they didn’t want to seem to be helping HRC in her campaign…when he and michelle are out campaigning for HRC , yeah right…..Comey laid out a case to indict HRC for her obstruction and illegal server, but then did the “political” fall on his sword with the last part of his statement of not recommending indictment. I’m sure his stomach was roiling on the obvious meddling of the Obama administration in suppressing a valid case.

      I believe Trump had all intentions of dropping any further investigations and prosecutions, for the good of the country…..but if the crap Obama, HRC and Podesta keep pulling obviously in the attempt to overturn the election of call for a do over….he will instruct Sessions to go after her…it will also drag Obama into it, because he violated the law also by conducting insecure State communications with her with an alias. All bets are off.

      Boy the Russians were so good at diagnosing our political situation in just three states that were close, but not evident to the DNC and HRC because they never if ever visited those States. Either she felt they were in the bag or the opposite, a no win situation.
      Detroit and Wayne counties in Michigan had to by law chuck 60% of the ballot boxes because of broken seals or the count of ballots exceeded the number of registered voters or less ballots in the box than stated outside. when 95% of the original votes in those areas went for HRC and then to have 60% discounted by irregularities with the recount…this had NOTHING to do with the Russians…just plain old fraud.

      Even the Huffpo, said all the rhetoric about hacking and emails and the FBI etc had not swung or made people change their minds, those people had already made up their minds…..the swing was HRC’s “deplorable” comments and royally pissing off a large chunk of the voting population by lumping in one basket anyone who supported Trump as xenophobic, racist, misongynist, stupid, uneducated and every other derogatory name you could be called……that swung votes away from her.

  5. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/12/16/ive-worked-electoral-college-cia-heres-truth/?ref=yfp

    In the video it shows the reasoning why the framers set up the electoral college in the presidential election as opposed to a strictly popular. It forces the candidatesto not just focus on the most populous areas and cities, but they must reach areas and concerns that might otherwise be ignored. HRC forgot that cardinal rule.

  6. Dale A Albrecht says:
  7. gmanfortruth says:

    Has anyone else concluded that the MSM and the liberal fake news rags are going to do nothing but whine like a baby girl with a diaper full of shit?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Absolutely….but don’t babies not complain until it cools down when it is not so warm and swoogie.

  8. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Interesting comment by Larry Summers

    Last spring, Larry Summers, former treasury secretary and Harvard president, was mired in congealed traffic on the bridge, which is being repaired, and he suddenly understood “American sclerosis.” Repairing the bridge, which was built in eleven months in 1912, will take about five years. The problem, he concluded in a blog post, is “a gaggle of regulators and veto players” — Massachusetts’ government, contractors, environmental agencies, the historical commission, etc. — “each with the power to block or to delay, and each with their own parochial concerns.” Summers’ sunburst of understanding continued:

    “I’m a progressive, but it seems plausible to wonder if government can build a nation abroad, fight social decay, run schools, mandate the design of cars, run health insurance exchanges or set proper sexual harassment policies on college campuses, if it can’t even fix a 232-foot bridge competently. Waiting in traffic over the Anderson Bridge, I’ve empathized with the two-thirds of Americans who distrust government. . . . We seem to be caught in a dismal cycle of low expectations, poor results and shared cynicism.”

    This is an out take from a more lengthy editorial by George Will. In that editorial was a list of projects and how long they took even during the depression. Like the Empire State building, from start to finish 410 days. How long did it take to build the replacement for the World Trade Centers twin towers with just one?

  9. gmanfortruth says:

    That Faithless GOP Elector in Texas Has a Lot of Explaining to Do…

    Chris Suprun, Texas GOP faithless elector, snookered almost everyone…

    Chris Suprun, 42, portrays himself as a heroic firefighter who was among the first on the scene after the third plane flew into the Pentagon on 9/11.

    In a heavily-publicized editorial this month for the New York Times, Suprun stated that as a member of the Electoral College he will not cast his ballot for Trump because the president-elect “shows daily he is not qualified for the office.”

    Suprun, a Dallas resident for more than a decade, even used his résumé to establish credibility in the Times piece, writing in the second paragraph: “Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the September 11 attacks against our nation.”

    He has founded a nonprofit called Never Forget and state records show he is a licensed paramedic — but much of the rest of résumé, publicly available on LinkedIn, is questionable.

    In addition, on at least two occasions over the last couple years at crowded Major League Baseball games, Suprun has been introduced as a 9/11 veteran before throwing out first pitches. . .

    The City of Manassas Park confirmed to WFAA that it hired Suprun on October 10, 2001, one month after the 9/11 attacks.

    The fire chief there added that his department never even responded to the Pentagon or any of the 9/11 sites.

    That’s the worst, but there are other glaring discrepancies:

    . . . Suprun’s résumé raises even more questions.

    It shows he was, at the time this story aired on WFAA, a paramedic with Air Methods air ambulance service. But Christina Brodsly, a spokeswoman for that company, said he is not an employee there.

    Suprun also claims to currently be a paramedic with Freedom EMS in Dallas.

    But records from the Texas Department of State Health Services indicate there’s no such company. A firm with that name used to exist in Houston, but it went out of business in 2008, according to DSHS.

    Turns out, federal court records show Suprun has spent the last five years in bankruptcy while his résumé says he was working. He even collected unemployment during part of it, court records show. Suprun was just released from bankruptcy supervision this month.

    Another LYING Liberal asshole.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Totally justified for trying to accomplish the greater good.

      Wasn’t the Father of the kid involved with the “afluency” excuse case arrested and convicted on misreprentation, in TX?.

  10. Just A Citizen says:

    Elisheba

    Free will is not the holy grail you seek. It is REASON.

    The ability to think, to evaluate and make CHOICES.

    Free will is simply acting according to your desires. It is reason and choices that cause man to consider certain actions undesirable.

    • I don’t disagree that reason is definitely part of it. One could argue that choice is a product of reasoning values and principles. In that respect, reason can be argued as integral to choice.

      Who’s choice is it? Who is reasoning?

      You are a sovereign individual entity. Your thought process, your values and choice, is your own. However you want to define what a choice is, it is one to be made by the individual; Free will.

      What is your reason if I tell you what your favorite color is or what you prefer for lunch?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Elisheba

        You seem to have missed the point. It is not free will which gives rise to Rights, nor that leads to a non aggression principle. Many humans exercise their free will in initiating violence against other humans. Just because they want to.

        It is REASON that discovers these concepts. Whether you personally belief they exist absent man or not doesn’t change the fact that without our ability to think we would not have things like principles, morals, ethics and values to live by.

        If there is a case to be made for “natural rights” it must rest in the “nature of humans”. So what is it about our nature that gives rise to any supposed “natural right”?

        • Rights are reality. That is why they are referred to as natural and inalienable. Inalienable means that it cannot be separate, is inherent, part of. Rights are that which are inalienable to humans, as in a condition of being human.

          Free will is a condition of being a human, because we are individuals. God said that reality and nature says that humans are individuals with individual thoughts and ideas. Thus free will is an inalienable right, as in you have a right to be a human. It is simply the reality of how humans function and what humans are; individuals. Hence I cannot decide for you what you prefer for lunch.

          There is no reason without free will. You have to have a mind of your own before you can reason with it, ..reason being the other part of how we function. We reason individually.

  11. Dale A Albrecht says:

    And to think the moral piousness of the west when they were accusing the Nazi’s post WWII of immorality for eliminating the feeble, mentally impaired, handicaped from society. in some of our lifetimes, and how it is commonplace around the globe. Humans and the animal kingdom have for all times engaged in infanticide in some form or another as the need arose. To say otherwise, is totally hypocritical.

    But to ban even the debate as France is doing, where even having normal children is such a damn inconvenience.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/author/903126/archive/2016

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Nice territorial grab by the Chinese. Of course Obama is focused on the hacking of emails that should never have been written in the 1st place

      What a hot chestnut he’s handing Trump

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Subic Bay is just above the “h” in Scarbourgh. Talk about forcing a trade/shipping war.
        At least Libya only claimed the bay area between two points of land of their own country and didn’t impede any sea traffic in the Med, unless you specifically wanted to go to Tripoli or Benghazi.

        But it’s Trumps fault.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Above the “g”

          • Let us not forget that there has been a conspiracy theory that states Obama will start WWIII to stay in Office. We know the Russian hack is all bullshit, now we have China involved. Remember, Liberal’s are mentally ill sociopaths with a bad habit of becoming violent without any real cause.

      • They gave Trump a lot of grief over the phone call from Taiwan but it seems to me that China is the one who has instigated that trouble. The Taiwan call is a reminder to them that the status quo can change.

  12. http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2016/12/obama-plans-to-rule-america-outside.html

    Oh great. Another public position / private position. This is Daniel Greenfield, a well respected journalist, as it goes.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      You heard it here first, over 4 years ago. Our Democratic/Progressive friends called my a lunatic, in kinder terms.

      The “organization” that Mr. Obama and his friends created to get him elected is not going away. He did not give this over to the DNC or anyone else. He and his friends intend to use it to organize the country to get their view of “progressive” implemented.

      Political discourse in this country is going to get worse in the coming years. The only thing that will shut it down is OVERWHELMING success by a Trump administration and Republican Congress. Anything less than that will leave the door open for the rats to return in force.

      Maybe now you will begin to understand my skepticism.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        http://www.newsmax.com/RichLowry/podesta-beinart-trump-clinton/2016/12/16/id/764312/?ref=yfp

        Good article

        Other headlines is that the CIA and the FBI have a consensus opinion about the “Russian” actions were to aid getting Trump elected. First they say consensus as opposed to FACT. As just about everyone has believed that every intelligence agency in the world had a view into HRC’s server, including ours. Trump seriously has got to “drain the swamp” and get the politics out of these agencies. Goes with the “Bonfire of the Agencies” If this is allowed to continue, the rule of law is in a coma here and also the “Spymasters” will totally rule. Trump they do not get because he has done nothing for them to make him bend to their will. HRC they had her gut hooked, hook, line and sinker

        What just blows me away is that what was leaked and the FBI’s real findings about HRC and her server, didn’t even make a dent in the polls, so why even if the Russians released the info to Assange, what;s the big deal…….nobody is denying the validity of the information….so why in gods name do these guys want HRC as president when she belongs in prison orange….That to me is the bigger scandal and deserves investigation, not the leaked info and who leaked it.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      wouldn’t this organization that Obama has created actually be classified as a subversive group looking to overthrow and shred the US Constitution

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      come on g I posted that earlier this morning

      • Sorry, don’t always get to read all the links.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Trump does have to stop at a minimum until Monday, tweeting his intentions. like wanting the names of those that wrote all the position papers and regulations in the EPA concerning climate change and the non legislative endosed actions they took.

          I think a smart thing for him to do also is rename the Iran Nuclear Executive Agreement and call it what it is a Treaty and submit it to Congress as it should have been. If Congress and the same with the Climate Change Accord.If they approves it then he knows where he stands on all matters. Congress rolled over on all budget issues, all obamacare issues, all trade issues, like TPP. Congress never approved “Kyoto” whether it was a Democratically or Republican controlled congress with Clinton, or even Cap and Trade with Obama.

  13. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/22205

    familiar? Mexican american war…talks fail on the border dispute, we send troops into the disputed area, ,mexico sends troops also….we declare war and achieve goal….california on the cheap

  14. Just A Citizen says:

    How often were we told by Democrats and their talking heads that all the email stuff had ZERO impact on Clinton. Because it was all OLD NEWS and the public had already DISCOUNTED it.

    Each new Wiki release was met with SO WHAT and WHO CARES about Podesta’s risoto recipe.

    Note to Trump communications/RNC comminications. Please retrieve the above mentioned comments from the internet and rub them in the face of the MSM now carrying the Russians Undermined our system meme.

    Also wonder why not a single talking head in the major networks and cable has asked one of these “experts”/”officials” to PLEASE EXPLAIN EXACTLY HOW OUR ELECTION SYSTEM OR OUR DEMOCRACY WAS UNDERMINED, OR EVEN IMPACTED. Furthermore, ask them HOW DOES THE SOURCE OF THE HACK CHANGE THE CONTENT OF WHAT WAS RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC? AND DOESN’T THE ACTUAL CONTENT DO MORE DAMAGE, WHICH WAS CAUSED IN EFFECT BY THOSE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY?

  15. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I was doing some reading on the Tilden vs Hayes presidential contest and Hayes subsequent election over Tilden. Made for some very interesting reading, and we are now experiencing an updated 21st century version with this election. In todays contest as with Tilden the democrats resorted to violence to try and overturn the election.

    We’ve had several times where the electoral college by rules caused the election of the president who lost the popular vote. But only the Tilden Hayes race and the Clinton Trump race have there been such serious consequences and actions taking place which can tear the country apart. They were actually watershed elections of which way do we as a nation wish to go. The eventual compromise and horsetrading that put Hayes in the WH helped heal the country in many ways (Jim Crow yet to come but rearing it;s head) but regardless of how the electors go on this coming monday we will be more divided than any time since before the Civil War. Trump has got to succeed as JAC states above and beyond expectations and unfortunately it will be largely on his own and his staff.

    • There is still lots of talk of a Civil War between the Left and Right., I’m kind compared to many. I don’t think it would last long….at all. Liberal’s would be wiped out in short time.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I tend to agree. They have all disarmed themselves and will insist that overwhelming force is unfair…..the key to the right’s victory will be to convince the Black’s that we are just removing the Massa shackles and they stay sidelined at least at first until they are convinced that they “Are free at last, free at last”

  16. The NEW idiot Liberal “prediction” is that there will be a terrorist attack within the first 100 days of the Trump Presidency.

    My answer to that is that Trump will have “inherited” the failed Obama Foreign policies that left this country open to attack. Sound familiar?

  17. Dale A Albrecht says:
  18. You know what? It just dawned on me. The Democrats have not been this upset since the Republicans took their slaves away.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Sir….this is sort of why I brought up the Tilden Hayes election. Three States in the south submitted 2 sets of electoral votes each, really throwing a monkey wrench into the electoral vote count. A commission was selects from the senate, the house amd the court. Bottom line was a deal was struck that induced 3 democrat members of the commission to switch so that the Federal government would withdraw their troops from the south signaling and end to reconstruction. It also then opened the door to the Jim Crow laws which never got overturned until 1964 and that only with the Republican minority party pushing it through because Johnson did not have the Democratic party’s support for the civil rights act, nor the voting rights act.

  19. Fate whispers to the warrior …”You cannot withstand the storm”….

    and the warrior whispers back….” I am the storm.”

  20. Uh oh, CIA…..what are you going to do now? YOur own CIA chief said that there is no tangible evidence that the Russians hacked the system. IT appears that way because the DNC was hacked and emails leaked and the RNC was not hacked. Analysts presume that it is Russian led.

    Note: These are not file analysts….they are academia and arm chair idiots.

    • THe Homeland Security Chief also chimed in saying…..there is no appearance of hacking by any player on any system since September.

      • Oops !

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          “There’s a real revolt going on,” said a former intelligence officer of the CIA leaks, citing discussions with former colleagues. “They don’t like [National Security Adviser nominee Michael] Flynn and they hate Trump’s guts. This is their whole life’s work being thrown out the door. They feel like the whole intelligence committee is on probation.” The ex-spy spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the agency’s internal anguish publicly.

          As it should be, these guys have become nothing but political stooges…..but reading article after article they are by someone who “spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to” etc etc etc

          maybe the russian are pissed at hrc because instead of her signing off on the uranium sale, they got sold coal mines instead…I seriously doubt the russians have suddenly gotten a case of stupid leaving a trail of breadcrumbs to their doorstep.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Or better yet, they got “spent” uranium” because we have no place to put it since Obama shut down the repository in Nevada.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      It’s all been a consensus/opinion and we all know that opinions are like A**h***s, we all have one……does anyone seriously believe the new revelation from the US board of elections claim today? good grief, the person spoke russian how dumb do we think the russian are?

      But I thought leading up to the election Obama said not to worry about about any electronic hacking or messing with the results. The systems are not connected to the internet….I said back then that what we have to worry about is the good old tried and true local voting fraud, which has turned out to be true. .

  21. Dale A Albrecht says:

    What a bunch of bureaucratic SOB’s

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/lefty-the-harlem-deer-dies-in-tragic-end-to-local-political-drama-215737372.html

    But there was no option and it was unsafe for New Yorkers….with that argument they could euthanize 1/2 the cabbies in NY

  22. Sheriff Joe’s parting finding:

  23. https://consortiumnews.com/2016/12/12/us-intel-vets-dispute-russia-hacking-claims/

    Puts the hacking meme to bed. It was my thought all the time that the NSA would have full knowledge of any hacks,,,,,,,thanks to Snowden, another Liberal Lie will be put to rest.

  24. While I’m not going to get to deep in the “pizzagate” subject, there was some stuff put on Megan Kelly’s show that used an audio clip of the Conspiracy King Alex Jones, saying something about killing children etc, etc. Let me just say the FOX news is now a player in the “kill the alternative media” crew. The excerpt played on Kelly’s show was not on the subject of Pizzagate, or even pediphelia , it was about ISIS, Syria and Libya. Imagine that, FOX news doing an NBC move. It’s great that the internet will get them busted at every turn.

  25. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/cooper-democrats-decide-whats-next-071222387.html

    Protests leading to 50 arrests in NC over the legislature passing a law balancing State Election commisions etc, so they can not be packed to one party or another. The governor is not the dictator he is the administrator. The legislature has a veto proof majority, so regardless of what Cooper vetos it can be overturned.

    The article cited (un-named cases) that were overturned by the courts of NC laws passed recently…..I believe the two cases were the Voter ID law and the Transgender bathroom bill. When the DOJ (Lynch) threatened suits and withholding Federal money….it was Roy Cooper the AG at the time who decided not to challenge or fight the Feds. I’ll bet the bills will be resubmitted as soon as Trump takes office, Cooper will veto, the legistlature will overturn the veto and the bills will stand because the feds will not sue…….

    But the point is the Dems resorted to violence opposing a law that makes it impossible to pack commissions and they must be equally represented by party.

  26. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-accuses-media-of-treating-clinton-unfairly-230021476.html

    Is he serious? The MSM was doing everything in their power to NOT do anything against her and were in the bag. Every tiny miscue by Trump was blasted on every airwave ad nauseum…….but again, nobody denies the validity of the emails or any other documents that were leaked, regardless of how they were obtained….the only thing the democrats are pissed off about is that the documents of their activities and illegal use of a server and the deliberate attempts by her office to destroy supoenaed documents and then lied about it…..unfair may ass…whoever gave this stuff to Assange did us a service. It was the Administration that has done everything in its power to suppress the truth. Comey did not exhonorate HRC on the use of a private server, the administration just chose to not indict a very clear case of Federal security laws….which actually would have drawn the ire of the dems saying the FBI and DOJ was playing politics, by taking HRC off the board.

    I’ll still bet that if the dems and Obama and HRC keep going on what they are doing Sessions will have no choice but to appoint and independent prosecuter and let the chips fall where they may. Obama will do anything he can to derail Trump over the next few years and it will not take the form of the “Loyal Opposition” using an english term. But will be as an organizer whipping up violent disention with groups like BLM etc.

    I think that if she had not resigned (told to) so quickly before the last election as SOS Obama would have lost.

  27. Syrian authorities have handed over a batch of documents with the evidence of a rebel use of banned chemical agent against civilians near Aleppo to the international chemical watchdog. Samples from the shell containing mustard gas are to be delivered to The Hague.

    The documents were handed over in Damascus to the mission of the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
    https://www.rt.com/news/370653-syria-chemical-aleppo-militants-opcw/

    If the people the Obama administration are funding, arming and training are guilty of this, is not Obama and other members of his Cabinet also guilty of conspiracy?

  28. Dale A Albrecht says:

    On the lighter side….Yesterday was a pretty warm well into the 60’s day. Went to Cape Hattaras. Earlier in the day, Raleigh which is 120 miles due west of where I live, had freezing temperatures early in the day resulting in over 100 car accidents, North up by Baltimore also had freezing and ice resulting in a major crash on I-95 closing the northbound lanes…..Today in New Bern is a delightful 78 degrees….I’ll take this anyday.

    • Temp 24, snow flying. Last night it hit 45 with rain, temp has dropped 21 degrees since 3 am or so. Nothing new 🙂

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        It’s been like a roller coaster. I’ve grilled outdoors more times than not over the past 22 years at Christmas time

    • Temp 18 with snow flurries. We only hit about 34 yesterday with drizzle.
      Supposed to be -8 actual temp tonight/early morning.

  29. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I just love the honor of the dems in keeping with their campaign rhetoric especially when they stomped all over Trump about possible not excepting the election results.

    They are the ones running all over including HRC begging and harrassing the electors to violate their States laws and go against that States popular votes wishes.

    Just because CA and NY had tons of votes for HRC it does not buy them any more electoral votes defined by the constitution. If each State all of a sudden decided by tomorrow to break out their electoral votes by the % of the popular vote in each state HRC would still lose……Just how many of the votes in CA are actually illegals signed up automatically when they got a drivers license….Gov Brown calls illegals “constituents” so he obviously views them a valid voters even if they are here illegally.

  30. Just A Citizen says:

    Oh the hypocrisy. Those condemning Obama for his reported future efforts to undo the Trump Administration were cheering Congress doing the same to Obama.

    • First of all, it is customary for an ex president to quietly bow out and not create a SHADOW government which Mr. Obama seems to want to do. Secondly not that I think the R’s worked very hard to get anything done but the House and Senate are not the post Julius Caesar, Roman Senate nor are they supposed to be.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Carter never bowed out, but he limited himself to just a few special interest areas and in most areas worked at the behest of the US government as diplomat. Clinton never bowed out and upped the ante to be like a representative to economic conferences like Davos working on globalization…..Obama I believe will focus entirely on internal US projects creating more racial divide than what he did while president, He will be unfetterd.

  31. Would you YANKEE types please take your damned weather back…..it is 21 with 25 mph winds……going down to 18 with 30 mph winds…..no snow, no ice,,,,,just damned cold weather.

    Where is 105 when you want it.

    • Just be glad you don’t have snow to shovel or drive in. Took a trip yesterday while it was snowing…1 1/2 hr trip took 2 1/2 hrs. 6 inches accumulated. Trip home was 2 hrs, then had to shovel what fell here!

    • Gee, you sound like you lost an election or something….:D

  32. Nope….dont want that either. However, I could be in Amarillo, Texas. Chill factor there tomorrow morning to be 8 below,,,,,

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      It topped out at 81 degrees here on coastal Carolina. It will drop a bit into the high 50’s tomorrow, but that is still shorts and sandals weather.

  33. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Obama says that the Electoral College is a vestige from the past and he feels it’s time to go to a popular vote only. ays sometimes the electoral and popular vote coincide??? they coincide most of the times……however I personally feel that the electoral college is even more important now than it was when it was created. With the polarized populous and rarely do they seem to agree, tossing in the factor of the States as opposed to a few large population centers and a minor portion of the States telling the rest of the country you do not matter, we can not give up this very important segment of our Constitution.

    So the majority of Americans want to postpone the vote tomorrow until this Russian hacking thing is cleared up….really, they must have polled in NYC. If any group was un-democratic it was the democrats themselves. The rampant fraud uncovered in Detroit, manipulating the primary away from Sanders

    I firmly believe that Obama only looks at the Constitution as a document that impedes the progressive movement and the continual migration to just an administerative State with the dictates coming from the POTUS and the legistatures are abolished, .

    • It is MUCH easier to steal elections in BIG cities than it is in small towns.

    • Obama has no use or respect for the Constitution because he refuses to understand it. I have always judged Presidents by the simple method of “Could I do a better (more competent) job than this individual”? I’m sorry but the last two fail my standard. I give a draw to slick Willie, ditto to Bush the elder. Reagan outclassed me top to bottom. Carter no contest, I win. Ford probably a draw, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy all beat me for different reasons.

  34. Gotta like Trump’s response to China……”If they steal one on my watch, I’ll go get it”

  35. I wonder if the new Texas gun laws will catch on. 1) you still have to pass a criminal background and US Citizen check….however, no addresses, type of weapons, serial numbers, or ammo purchases are sent to the FBI, HOmeland Security…..no one. Texas says to gun sellers, keep your files private and if there is a question, it will take a court order for a specific instance. The AG of Texas says that it is not the business of the Federal Government. Texas says it will not keep nor require a State data base on weapons sales.

    Now, what Texas does say…….if ANY weapons seller does not require the background check, ignores the results of a background check, and knowingly sells or conveys a weapon to anyone who does not pass a back ground check, will lose its license to do business in Texas and will be guilty of a felony and could receive a fine up to $500,000 or 3 years in jail or both.

  36. Just A Citizen says:

    From CBS this morning:

    “It is true that several million more people voted for Clinton than voted for Trump. But a look at the map shows that it’s also true that Mr. Trump won 30 states, compared with Clinton’s 20, a replay of 2000, when Bush also won 30 states compared to Gore’s 20 states.

    How exactly did that happen, and what do the numbers say about where those votes came from?

    Looking at the vote totals in each state helps explain it: Clinton’s entire popular vote margin, for example, is less than her overall margin of victory in California (which she won by more than 4 million votes). New York, too, is a populous state that delivered Clinton 1.7 million more votes than Trump but couldn’t help her overcome the Electoral College deficit.

    In the case of the 2000 election, both the Electoral College and popular vote counts were much closer than this year’s race. Bush narrowly won with 271 electoral votes, compared to Gore’s 266, with a single elector abstaining in the official tally. This was because ultimately, Gore won states (that Clinton lost) with higher electoral vote counts at the time, like Pennsylvania (23 electors), Michigan (18), and Wisconsin (10). The states Clinton won that Gore lost were New Hampshire (4), Virginia (13), and Colorado (8).

    Ultimately, Gore lost after recount efforts in Florida and a Supreme Court decision gave the state’s 25 electors to Bush. In total, Gore won the popular vote by just over 540,000 ballots.”

    One interesting note from this and the last two POTUS elections. That is the turning of Virginia BLUE. This appears to be due to two things. Northerners moving south, as is happening to N. Carolina. And the increase in the D.C. federal employees and related contractors. Many of these folks reside in Virginia.

    Colorado has also turned BLUE. This is primarily due to the “immigrant” population and the continued growth of the urban centers, which have large universities. Oh, the “immigrant” population is not just all Hispanic. It includes the wealthy who have move there seeking out Galt’s Gulch. Same as is happening in Montana.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      JAC….I’ve been visiting NC, family since (1976) or living (22 years). There has been a migration of people from the north, predominantly NY or New Endland, continually over that period. Regardless of the universities or the migration, NC has not become some dogmatic Blue State. It routinely changes parties elected to lead the State. Even some “liberal” cities. The State routinely changes Senators it sends to Congress (DC). Rarely does anyone except for gerrymander House (DC) seats last beyond 2 terms.
      As personally popular and with hopes Elizabeth Dole was useless and replaced by a Democrat. That person lost her seat by voting for Obamacare and just becoming a lapdog for Obama and Reid. She did not make 2 terms.
      So far we seem to have a healthy mix of ideals both conservative and liberal. I do not get how the former AG won the gubernatorial election, because he pissed off a lot of people on both sides over his decision to not challenge or fight the Feds on two issues. But that said, his predecessor was not very good either, He is effectively neutered and can’t do much damage, by the legislature……I’ll go over to the registrars office and see where the votes flipped the election towards Cooper. It wasn’t by much, but my bet is that it was coastal regions. McCrory bailed and started rolling over to wind farm dvelopment in the coastal areas. He just said it was out of his hands because of a new Federal Law saying that if the FAA has no problem we can’t fight it. The area up in Elizabeth City was incensed, plus wildlife groups, (smack in the middle of the Atlantic Flyway) The people in the Wilmington and Oak Islands area….with the plan to put offshore windfarms cluttering up their scenic wonders. The military also was impacted in both those areas…..McCrory’s predecessor lost partially because of her telling the people they do not matter it’s our property (state) and we will do what we want no matter how it affects you.

      Duke years ago lost credibility with the people over the LaCross team scandal by trying to railroad innocent students. UNC may be liberal, but the majority of the people have a saying about what a UNC graduate says to a NC State graduate…”would you like me to biggie size that order of fries”

      I still have a bit of faith in the people of NC as being a bit more informed and free thinking than the average bear.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Dale

        I did not mean to infer NC had turned blue. Only that it is being affected by the northern migration. Time will soon tell what impact this has on your politics.

        Here in Idaho it had the opposite affect as it was the “conservative” Republicans who migrated here from California. The Idaho Dem. party thought all the Californians would turn the State blue. Instead it turned into the Reddest of all the States. Even Utah elects more Dems than Idaho.

        We are seeing the affects of Balkanization my friend. I expect it will dissolve somewhat when we “boomers” fade away.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Possibly….Have to have some faith, Like I said, the migration big time started 40 years ago…We do have our environmentalists blocking any expansion of the already permitted nuclear power plants, but those in are literally at their limit. Wind is to damn flucky here for any reliable wind farms, except in a one area and that will be it and even that may get killed with the new administration in DC. The one off of Cape Fear died due to the exponential expense of putting it so far offshore, which created other issues like sea lanes. Solar, at least is getting more use, and is replacing tobacco fields and remain largely unseen.
          Several cities like Raleigh had become “sanctuary cities, (do not know if it still is) but the backlash was from the blacks. They were losing their “traditional” jobs. Many farm areas that have gone by are being resurrected by Hispanics and niche farming. The hardest workers on a construction site and also very skilled are Hispanics. So in a way “open borders is generally not well received by a large segment of the population. You want to work hard there is work…..want to lean on your shovel…as happens on government contracts that have to hire minorities…..they can get replaced quickly by another minority without fear of rights and labor groups legal actions…the government also makes good use of certain members of the penal system. And it is not always in shit work, but requires utilization of skills they had or learned….years ago when the “road gangs” were stopped it was by businesses not rights abuse. They bitched because it the State uses prisoners that is one less job for them…..they’ve obviously worked out a compromise. One reason the guys might be in prison is robbery because they HAD no job.
          NC was the last State to join the confederacy and even that was with reluctance. We have a huge military population and they also tend to retire here. We actually have more reserved parking places a stores than do the handicaped.
          But then in 10-15 years I really do not care, that’ll be someone elses problem not mine.

          • It is pretty cool to see the old fashioned chain gangs down here cleaning road sides and medians…..no chains but Texas Rangers on horse back armed to the teeth.

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              prisoners did the landscaping for the new city welcome center, under supervision and they did a good job. they do get to do road cleanup and other less desirable tasks. I’m sure depending on what they were in for govern’s the job and also security measures, like armed guards.

  37. Just A Citizen says:

    Funny how so often the scientists are behind the power curve, led by regular people. File this under the category, DUH!

    http://nypost.com/2016/12/17/kids-turn-violent-as-parents-battle-digital-heroin-addiction/

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      JAC…look how many years it was before they realized that driving and cell phone use (talking or texting) was dangerous. Just the other day I was driving at around 60MPH and a car with a young girl went screaming past me, clear road ahead. All of a sudden she was doing 45…as I went by her I saw she was answering a text message using both thumbs and looking down. I’m sure the people behind her said what the F and had to make evasive action to avoid hitting her.
      I sit out on the porch and watch the “addicts” walk by, especially the young kids….they do not give one look at the historical sights, but only what id on the 2X3 screen infront of their noses……people oblivious to what is happening around them just step off the curb with their noses in their Iphone.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Dale

        While living in Portland area my son and I watched a lady walk into a pole on the street one day while she was staring at her phone, texting.

        Spousal Unit Leader and I were just discussing this and marveling at how little time it took to turn the young ones into mindless robots. Perhaps this partly explains the “Snowflake” generation. Real life doesn’t behave like a video game.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          should I repost the satire fund raising video about “saving” snowflakes?

        • Oh….this “snow flake” generation is something and they are taking offense at the term “snow flake”…..they prefer to be called…..”sensitive”.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            but being called a snowflake is accurate,,,,,they melt at the 1st sign of any heat.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Or would a “shrinking violet” be more appropriate. I never thought I’d ever see or here of such a forward thinking and educated class, actually be replicating the much maligned “victorian” era where ladies fainted at the sight or sound of anything offensive, like lady’s bloomers.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Alvin TofflerAuthor and futurist Alvin Toffler (October 4, 1928-June 27, 2016) was a guru of the post-industrial age whose books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology.

          “Future Shock,” a term he first used in a 1965 magazine article, was how Toffler defined the growing feeling of anxiety brought on by the sense that life was changing at a bewildering and ever-accelerating pace. His subsequent 1970 book of that name (which would sell six million copies) combined an understanding tone and page-turning urgency as he diagnosed contemporary trends and headlines, from war protests to the rising divorce rate, as symptoms of a historical cycle overturning every facet of life.

          “We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots – religion, nation, community, family, or profession – are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust,” he wrote.

          How true this last paragraph was….the question is What are people doing, especially those of the past two generations, to set at least some semblence of an anchor or bedrock. Or are they fated to live lives of what is the next newest thing or fad and their entire lives are built on shifting sands or quicksand?.

    • No…

      • I’m expecting one, just not sure when. They can be a violent lot and one day they will go too far. Then they will learn a valuable lesson in why being a bully always ends in failure.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      A friend of mine and I are planning a trip to Italy either late ’17 or early ’18. I would be an extensive trip of about 30 days. With all the activity in Europe of late expecially Italy, I contacted an Italian friend of mine and asked advice. Obviously a year away is a long time, but the advice was to STAY away from major cities. They were named. Also where I used to live in Sicily, certain cities were considered off limits and that was their home province. I decided to pull up european on-line papers and start reading the headlines. I started in London. Just this past week protest with large groups of Muslims demanding that alcohol be banned because it’s against their religion. (well nobody says for you to drink it) the Imam leading the charge is also demanding that the government be replaced with a Caliphate. That is sedition. Nobody here in control of large blocks or people is suggesting an overthrow of our government….we’re just arguing about the interpretation of the constitution and our laws….they papers had links to other areas in Europe but most were focused on Italy after the governments policies being rejected overwhelmingly by the people. Most if not all of the problems have been brought on by the EU’s open border policies and allowing all the migrants/refugees in without control. Italy has been dealing with the issue in minor ways for years, but over the past several the massive waves are overwhelming. Apparently just recently the EU made a deal with Turkey to funnel refugees not through Greece, but to Italy. France closed their border. Switzerland was never open to the migrants. Austria closed theirs and so has Croatia. As the articles went on apparently Rome is on the verge of open war with the migrants. The mayor and the Pope just keep out of christian charity we have to give succor, but the streets are refugee camps, shit and piss is out of control. Crime is worse and the muslim refugees are demanding MORE, kidnapping aid workers and threatening to kill them if their demands are not met, and this is repeated throughout all major cities in the country. The people that are hit the hardest are the people in Italy that are at the lower end of the economic scale.

      Even Sweden was trying to get people with seasonal country homes, to rent them to the refugees. They said the government is GIVING the refugees enough money to rent the home so why not do it. Try repairing it, is the government going to do that, I doubt it.

      Unsubstantiated article was that Merkel was ordering anyone who has 60 sq meter homes to take in one refugee…..I doubt that and chalk that up to “fake” news. Merkel is running for reelection and it the report is true, she doesn’t want to be elected with that order. Not with a recent request to get the government to ban burkas. Plus her defense minister insulted the Saudi’s by not covering up and wearing the prescribed legal attire in that country.,,,,what if the German’s made the Saudi’s and ME types conform with their women if they visit Europe,,,,So I assume HRC if she visited a Muslim country she buckled under and gave up her women’s rights and covered up.

  38. It has been reported that two College football players, expected to go high in the NFL draft, are NOT playing in their teams upcoming Bowl game. This is being called a “business” decision by both players.

    This is certainly an interesting subject to debate, after a high ranked Defensive player shredded his knee in a bowl game last year. I expect other top ranked players to follow suit, but not too many, next year….look out.

  39. You know……it just occured to me…..When I used the term “Yankee types” in one of my posts about the weather…….did I just commit a no-no? Is the term Yankee types a degrading term that makes people seek a safe place? Am I a Yankee-phobe? Hmmm

    • Is the saying, “save your Confederate money, the South shall rise again” a devisive term? Am I going to Liberal hell? Wait, I am there already……..hmmmm

    • Many etymologies have been proposed for Yankee, but its origin is still uncertain. What we do know is that in its earliest recorded use Yankee was a pejorative term for American colonials used by the British military. The first evidence we have is in a letter written in 1758 by British General James Wolfe, who had a very low opinion of the New England troops assigned to him. We also have a report of British troops using the term to abuse citizens of Boston. In 1775, however, after the battles of Lexington and Concord had shown the colonials that they could stand up to British regulars, Yankee became suddenly respectable and the colonials adopted the British pejorative in defiance. Ever since then, a derisive and a respectable use of Yankee have existed side by side.

      • I have no problem with the term Colonel. I see it as a badge of honor, considering it’s first use.

        • Well, actually, to us Texicans……anything North of the Red River, East of the Sabine, and West of the Guadalupes…..is a furr-ee-ner…..anyway……those South of the Rio Grande….are…well, roofers.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Gman….besides you and most others here are WESTERNERS of southerners. West of the Allegany’s or south of the Mason Dixon line.

          • Acyually, I’m just West of the Allegany National Forest, about 60 miles from Ohio border and 65-75 miles from Canadian border in NW Pa. Far South/West tip of Forest County (you can see on a map, my little tip of the county).

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              You’re a westerner, frontiersman, rugged individualist

              • Just A Citizen says:

                How funny.

                I can think of only two westerners who frequent SUFA. Myself and T-Ray.

              • Thank you JAC. I am a transplant from the Midwest but I have lived west of the Sierras now longer than any place else. Will be 25 years next Sept. Now if I lived in foo-foo CA, I would not make any claims but I live in the foothills just 4 mi from Sutter’s Mill and get my mail at Old Hangtown. They still use horses here as work animals. So yes, this is the West.

                To be truthful, I lived in Yankee (MA) country for about 2 years. I have also lived IL, PA, MD and NJ.

                Yankee originally referred to people from New England but got broadened during the CW to mean anyone that supported the Union. I had several relatives that fought on the Union side. But my Dad always said we were 100% American.

                The first time I traveled to Baton Rouge to work in the Exxon refinery, I asked immediately where I could get a good catfish dinner. That settled the Yankee business right away. And yes I got a good catfish dinner with skillet corn bread.

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                Let’s see for me….NY, CA, CO, OR, CT, IL, WVA, VA, MS, VT, ME, MA, NC….IT, NDL, DWI

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Well if you’re defining a cheating, lying skinflint carpet bagger you are on safe territory. PA, and MI are not Yankee country……as to Gman’s comment about Lexington and Concord the “Yankees” cheated by firing from cover, they didn’t fight fair and by the rules (sarc).

  40. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Sorry for the numerous typo’s today, hands are cold and it also hard to type with a cat interfering…..The cold front from you northerners was sent by overnight courier. We went from a weekend with normal 70-80 temperatures to dropping 50 degrees. It never got out of the 30’s today when it was forecast to be maybe 30 degrees warmer. The cold was supposed to arrive tomorrow with possible snow flurries. Around early evening yesterday, the wind started clocking around from coming from due south to now from due north. Ice on the roads will be a given.

  41. Dale A Albrecht says:

    News Flash…..another truck attack in Europe. This time a truck smashed into a busy Christmas market. At least 9 dead and 50 injured. Authorities are investigating whether this was a terror attack. The driver was killed.

  42. What does everyone think should be done about China and the drone? I don’t have any desire to start something with China, but it seems to me that if they take something of ours, we should make them wish they hadn’t.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Jennie

      Alt. #1: Self detonating drones. Tell the Chinese that if they steal another one we will give it permission to defend itself.

      Alt. #2: Load malicious software in the drone which will infect any system trying to hack into the drone’s data.

      Alt. #3: We take a destroyer or cruiser and claim it was posing a hazard to open ocean traffic. Keep it a week and then return it with demand the Chinese thank us for preventing a major shipping accident.

      • I like #1 but self detonating should not hurt anyone at least not yet. It should destroy critical internal components. I would put a charge of skunk piss in it to make them sorry they ever tinkered with it.
        #2 is also a good idea.
        #3 would be tricky. Again it is wide open for injury and death on both sides. This should be avoided until things get more serious.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          T-Ray

          Essence of Skunk……… I like the way you think my friend.

          • One of my “non-violent” ideas for dealing with Leftist protesters. Imagine a Super Soaker fully loaded raining down from a high building 😀

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              If that was an Iranian vessel that the essense of skunk was applied to, they’d probably use it as a room freshener.

              While in the Navy, we had a quest Iranian naval group on base receiving training. We as the hosts had to provide all cleaning, security and fire watches etc. If you could stand the stench and not become violently ill…usually you did, you’d immediately stripped off your clothes before returning to your housing, threw your uniforms in the laundry…took a long hot soaking shower before ever stepping foot in your room lest it got contaminated.

    • Do I really need to answer this one? ……..It is a good thing that I am not in charge…..I do not believe in reasoned responses…..that is not my way.

      There would be no disputed island reefs left.

      • I would not be afraid of sending China’s brand new navy to the bottom…..yes, even for something menial as a drone. Reasoned responses are, at the risk of offending JAC ( who knows is my friend for life ) is not a sign of strength. IT is an invitation to more acts of this sort. Do not bring a knife to a gunfight.

  43. Dale A Albrecht says:

    The first announced breach, reported in September 2016, had occurred sometime in late 2014, and affected over 500 million Yahoo! user accounts. A separate data breach, occurring around August 2013, was reported in December 2016, and affected over 1 billion user accounts.

    I wonder just when company was going to report the theft of their customers information. I guess only when it was politically expedient with the news of the Russian hacks. No wonder groups are saying buying personal security software is wasting money. All the hackers have to do is hack the insecure big systems of Yahoo, and the government who are being proven to be pretty darn lax on their security.

    So much relies on the security of our data and all the courts and justice seem to do is go after the hacker, how about the groups we put our trust in to safeguard our information? why no prosecution there for negligence. The only thing they understand is a loss of revenue but whom do you go to?

  44. As I had expected, 4 electors in Washington State didn’t vote for her. HRC won that State..
    http://www.270towin.com/news/#.WFhcv1zCi-d

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      And notice how in most if not all film shot of an atrocity there are warnings of this image may upsey you. The victim might be blurred out, or just plain not shown…..But all day in full living color the guy standing over the body of the ambassador laying in his pool of blood nothing was said……obviously the media look at this as he deserved it and is shown as a warning.

      If you read my post earlier today about Italy, it will get very bloody there relatively soon unless this refugee/migration is stopped in it’s tracks. It would seem that inspite of what I’ll bet was Italy’s objections the major EU powers over rode them when the deal with Turkey was struck to dump more refugees into Italy directly.

  45. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://observer.com/2016/12/obama-promises-action-against-russia-ignores-dnc-rigged-primaries/?ref=yfp

    “Obama says when Russia interferes w/our Democracy we MUST take action-BUT what action will we take when OUR Gov interferes w/OUR democracy?” tweeted former national justice director for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Tezlyn Figaro. She added, in response to a statement Obama made about Clinton being treated unfairly during the election, “The President can’t be serious with this statement?? The leaks that everyone is talking about showed that Sanders was treated unfair!”
    Alleged interference in the election’s outcome wouldn’t have been possible if the DNC didn’t rig the primaries for Clinton, and the Clinton campaign didn’t interfere with the election by manipulating mainstream media journalists, directly coordinating with them behind the scenes.

    • I still have not figured out why Putin would favor Trump over Hillary. If he hacked her emails, then he should have more than enough information to blackmail her with. Plus Obama’s policies which she implemented and would continue were disastrous for our position in world affairs thus allowing Russia to gain ground. Trump on the other hand is a wildcard.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I can see that they need our assistance in getting at oil and gas with our technolgies. Actually help putting an end to the insanity south of their border, which we have been aiding the rebels who are ISIS. can not help anyone, and Hillary exacerbated that big time. Anything to get rid of any connection to Iran, or the Islamic Brotherhood, which both Obama and HRC have with their close confidants. Get rid of NATO, let Europe defend themselves. Aiding Trump just might rid the CIA and a few other agencies of those that miss the cold war with Russia and wish to restart it, The USSR was what it was and a predictable opponant…the Islamic Jihad they haven’t a clue, it morphs as often as the number of aliases they use. …..maybe that was real meaning of the RESET button which was a symbolic gaff (pushing the RED button) The Pope said that Russia will be the savior of Christianity. .

  46. Rightly or wrongly the Russians have no faith in the West. In their history, they have always been treated with suspicion and certainly never as an equal. They know it and it gives them an inferiority complex.

    Several days ago our beloved leader outgoing disgraced President Barack Obama, threatened them with dire consequences for the alleged but unproven, unsubstantiated, hacking of the past election. Notice I said unproven because no proof has been submitted only allegations now taken as gospel by the foolhardy.

    Today the Russian ambassador to Turkey is shot dead in a NATO country. Is this the consequence? You may not think so but I guarantee there are those in the Kremlin who do and there is every bit as much evidence as we have on their “hacking”.

    So as a parting gift to the new administration, the community organizer may leave the incoming president and the people of the United States who have dissed him with a war in everything but name.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Bush left Obama a peaceful and stable world compared to the world Obama has left Trump.

    • Just re-enforces my opinion of NATO…we do not need it. However, the UN is even more worthless.

      I can say this…..I worked with them…..true definition of political cowards.

    • “the Russians have no faith in the West. In their history, they have always been treated with suspicion and certainly never as an equal. They know it and it gives them an inferiority complex.”

      Good, I hope we can add to it.

      • Somebody needs to explain to me why we need to hate Russia. Is it only because of the feeling that a leopard never loses it’s spots? I’m over here thinking that the USSR fell….I remember the stories of how bad it was for their people…now the new and improved Russia stands a democratic, not communist nation…a Christian nation…and Vlad hasn’t caused too much grief in recent years. Help me out, but keep it in Anita terms.

        • Anita, I do not hate the Russians……I simply do not trust the Russians…..I do not know where you are getting that Russia is a democratic nation….it is far from it. I also do not get how you describe it a Christian nation….perhaps you can explain it to me.

          You must also remember that Putin is an old KGB Colonel from the days gone by…..I do not believe he has seen any light. You treat the Russians as you would anybody else….but I would not adopt the trust but verify Reagan option.

          • I’ll admit to not checking into to it before posting but my understanding from reading different things over the years is that they have political parties and free elections making them a democracy. I guess you could make a case for there to be some underlying shadow governing behind the scenes making it something other than a democracy, but you could make that case for the USA too. As far as religion, Russian Orthodox runs strong, like a third rail. That’s definitely Christian as opposed to Buddhist or atheist.

  47. Dale A Albrecht says:

    German polizei have still not released the identification of the driver captured after slamming his truck into a Christmas Marketplace….however

    “German police have recently rounded up a series of people for planning attacks on Christmas markets, and even detained last week a 12-year-old Iraqi boy for attempting to set off a nail bomb in one of them”.

    Children, never,

  48. What the above interview exposes is the inherent stupidity that plagues the interior of the modern-era Democrat Party. It has, over the course of the last decade, devolved into a fringe party that cries out with words like racism, discrimination, etc., nearly every time it doesn’t get its way, which these days, is quite often. The Democrat Party has not been this weak at the federal and state levels of government in nearly one hundred years.

    That kind of decline doesn’t happen by accident. It is because its elitist party leaders are so enamored by the echo-chamber of the Mainstream Media and entertainment industry, that it thinks its often silly and/or extremist views are actually mainstream. Trump’s victory exposed that fallacy, so these out-of-touch-with-reality Democrats and their media cohorts are attempting to explain it all away by blaming Russia, fake news, white racists, etc.

    Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/lol-clueless-hillary-supporters-still-whining-over-historic-election-loss-video/#mmAJLsV4rjMUB4Q1.99

  49. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/watch-protester-melts-down-when-wisconsin-electoral-vote-confirms-trump-president

    Apparently some Liberal’s think they own America. Proof of mental illness? No gun for her, she might shoot herself….:D BWAHAHAHA!

  50. Dale A Albrecht says:

    On the 120 headlines on at&t.yahoo there was not one article this morning on the Christmas marketplace terrorist attack. (the truck was innocent)

    The attacker was a Pakistani refugee who arrived in Germany earlier this year. I had to do a web search…..

    If I’m not mistaken usually refugees come from a place that is being torn apart by a war, or suffering from some calamity, like a famine or drought etc. Why did Germany even grant him a entrance? Pakistan harbored Bin Laden. Pakistan was the source of the massive terrist attack in India the other year at a hotel, they support the N Koreans with their nucear aspirations

    But there were numerous articles on the Russian ambassador being assasinated, now they are saying numerous groups would have wanted to kill him. The Russians sure as hell did not start the war in Syria, nor the refugee problem, that primarily flowed into Turkey. The only group that had been successfully defeating ISIS had been the Kurds and Turkey supported ISIS just by being against Assad….what did assad ever do to them?

    • Slept on it last night. This probably does have our fingerprints on it somewhere. Turkey and Russia have been making nicey-nicey to each other for a while now. This infuriates our foreign policy crowd since Turkey is “OURS”.

      The Turks are royally pissed off at us for exacerbating the situations in Iraq and Syria and making the Kurds look good. So good in fact that if we get OUR way again, after things calm down in those hot spots I can see the Wilsonian state builders calling for an independent Kurd Republic (hah!) which would carve out, for democracy’s sake, part of Turkey which we of course would shove down their throats.

      So, kill the Russkie ambassador, sow dissent between Russia and Turkey and “retaliate” against the Russians for a fake, attack on the US election process which we cannot prove but seem to be perfectly willing to use for a cassus belli much the same as the “Maine” or the “Ton kin Gulf” incident or the CIA’s findings of WMD’s in Iraq.

      At last as believable as the “Russian hacking”. Actually, more so!

      • It has been well known that the mess in Syria has Obama and Clinton’s hand prints and DNA all over it. Some are considering this killing, along with another Russian found with a bullet hole in his head in Russia, as a similar event that led too WWI. With Obama making idiotic threats towards Russia, I hope our military leaders will keep him in check. Obama would love nothing less than to have Trump start off in crisis.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        And we can not forget that Kurdistan was a country (lumped in the Ottoman Empire) that was divided up and pieces given to Iran, Iraq and Turkey and Russia. None of those countries are going to give up their respective pieces so Kurdistan can be whole again.

  51. All those leftist media outlets cherry picking economic stats and telling half truths to support the recovery lie now have no reason to continue cheerleading for the economy. I expect that propaganda rags like Reuters and Bloomberg will quickly change their tune with Trump in the Oval Office and begin a consistent chorus of negative financial data. Not only will the Fed remove all support from the system, but the mainstream media will be pounding day traders with the kind of “doom and gloom” headlines that they have been criticizing us for the past several years.

    Make no mistake, the election of Trump may have some in the liberty movement ready to pack up their preps and forget about any national crisis in their lifetimes, but the truth is, vigilance is needed now more than ever. I said it before the election and I’ll say it today — do not get comfortable; the times are about to get even more interesting.

    — Brandon Smith
    http://personalliberty.com/federal-reserve-now-initiating-economic-end-game/

    In reading this article, Mr. Smith has been spot on in his predictions leading us to this point. I’m not going to say that this is what is going to happen, but it gives us a few things to watch for in the coming months.

    • I did some checking, Janet Yellen’s 4 year term expires January 31, 2018. Keep in mind the female part of this picture and how the left will attack Trump should he replace her, even when he can.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      It is my belief even though the courts ruled in “Wade vs Rowe” on a womens right to chose, does not mean that tax payer money should be used to fund any part of it. Let those that are pro-abortion as a birth control method, donate all required funds as opposed to inflict payment through tax dollars on those that oppose it. But they will of course not.

      In many ways wars used to be funded mostly by selling bonds. The purchasing or lack of purchasing suficient bonds was a clear indication of the peoples will to continue or not. In other words shit or get off the pot. Once wars started being funded by tax payers only and just printing more debt we’ve seen more frivolous wars and also of longer duration, to never ending as we are in today.

  52. I have a question for any one whom wishes to answer.

    Why ( if you do ) do you think that we have to play nice? What is wrong with being the biggest, baddest country in the neighborhood? Why are some of you worried about a “cold war” again?

    China takes our drone…we should have sent their brand new carrier to the deep six. Do any of you on here think that China would respond? I do not. Nor would Russia, in China’s behalf. China has nothing to gain by taking us on….both militarily and economically….without the US….China ceases to exist as any type of power.

    Why are some of you thinking that supporting Taiwan in an Independent move, would not be a good thing? ( Or am I misreading some of you ).

    Keep in mind that I am not talking about expansionist policies.

    What do any of you propose that we do in the event that China ( which I think they will ) declares the South China sea as their’s in total and wants the world to pay to use it……Who do you think will stand up to them controlling international waters…….someone please name one entity.

    • I’m not concerned about Russia or China. I see the current issues about money and wealth, not political power. What we should be doing is investigating Clinton and Obama on WHY they got involved in Syria. Why was our military used against Libya when they posed zero threat to the US?

      As far as Russia. No need for a cold war or a hot war, it’s all manufactured and can be put to rest quickly with the right leadership.

      China…….those new islands should be eliminated from existence. The ship that had the drone stolen should have had an armed escort. Shoot the thieves out of the water, no theft. That was poor planning on the Navy’s part.

      Iran….Any future aggressive action should result in shooting them out of the water as well.

      I’m all for strong self defense, better planning to protect our assets and keeping shipping lanes open, by military action if necessary. I’m not into the bully thing, but have no issue stating our position firmly and taking the needed action to back it up. When I say action, I mean complete devastation when the military takes action, e.g, the highway of death circa 1991.

      • Forgot, Taiwan should be seen as an independent country, not part of Russia.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        In Obamas last press conference apparently he said that he felt he was somewhat responsible for the mess in Syria…..somewhat try at least 95% but stand up and claim 100% for Libya if your looking to chalk up benchmarks of your presidency. We’re lucky the military in Egypt stayed intact and removed the Islamic Brotherhood from the vacuum created by the fall of Muhbarak when we abandoned him instead of sending FOOD and helping stablize that country.

    • It all started with the USS Pueblo. When the No. Koreans took the ship, they held our guys hostage. I assumed that after a reasonable amount of time they would let them go. Which they did.

      I was shocked and amazed though that after they released Cmdr. Boucher and his crew we did not blow up the damned ship. I really, really expected a two ship F-4 formation, coming in low and turning it into scrap iron.

      More interesting (which I just saw, honest, 1st time!) is that we actually allowed then to move the ship from one side of Korea to the other IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS during the Clinton Administration. Says absolutely everything about who we have become.

      Read this, fascinating. ………

      http://www.usspueblo.org/North_Korea/USS_PUEBLO_Today.html

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13thecolonel

      Cold war? What COLD war. Almost 90,000 American soldiers killed in action since WWII ended. Not counting the two Gulf Wars, or the CIA deaths not made public.

      Not very COLD in my book. So the real question should be who is afraid of war. Period.

      And why would you risk a war over a stupid drone? We don’t have to play nice but we also can’t win in the long run if we become the overly aggressive bully.

      The ship that should have been fired on was the one that took the drone.

      Let me ask you one. How will your Hegemonic goals work out if the US is seen as the preemptive attacker or the one who started WW III?

      • My answer…..I do not believe for a single minute that China will go to war…..not at all. Now, as to firing on the ship that took the drone…..perhaps I could compromise there……

        But I do not subscribe to equal response.

        I am also not talking about being an overgressive bully…..much less a bully at all……however, if you describe a bully as taking a Carrier for a drone…..I am guilty.

        • To me, it is not at all the amount of money or worth…..If you do not want another drone taken, sink a carrier. Make it hurt economically and make it a face losing proposition to pick on the US.

          Also be reminded, that you can be a hegemonic power without being a colonist.

          • Just A Citizen says:

            d13

            I am well aware of your last point. Make them pay? Yes. I am just not convinced yet that immediate and disproportionate military response is what is needed or that it would be the best option. Not at this time, anyway.

            Remember, I posted here many times my belief since the 1970’s that China would be our ultimate foe and the one nation which could draw us into a major war. And this was before they opened up their doors. Nixon was wrong, in my view. And I said so to anyone who would listen back then. He should have let China flounder and collapse like Soviet Russia.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          d13thecolonel

          I am curious what you think China’s reaction would be if we shot up their runabout, or the tending cruiser or a carrier?

          Then the big question. What would happen in the rest of the world? Who would cheer and who would immediately go after the US to impose sanctions, fund terrorism, etc., etc.. What would Russia do with Ukraine and the rest of the Balkan States if we get tied up with China? How about N. Korea??

          I also think you are greatly underestimating the desires and resolve of China’s leadership. Personally I think it better to buy a little time while we get our house in order economically, and for China’s leadership to die off. I expect younger people who have tasted potential economic freedom might be less prone to EMPIRE by military force.

          • If we were to take a simple poll of all of the citizens of these countries as well as ours and ask if we/they want war and with who we would probably find quite quickly where the real problems lie in this world.

            • Just A Citizen says:

              gman

              But, if those leaders take them to war they will all go willingly. So it is not just the elite and Govt. that is the problem.

              • Oh right. All the lies leading up to the Iraq wars to gain public support must have been for nothing. Same with the run up to Afghanistan. I’m most positive that the other countries get the same bullshit propaganda, but that don’t matter. So why do it? Why do the government leaders do it? If the people will just willingly follow along with whatever the government says (which they actually have, due to lies) why not just nuke Russia and be done with them? The sheople will just follow along, willingly, like fucking zombies.

                You have a great view of humanity……and it’s not all that wrong……people are stupid. But they would be less stupid if their leaders weren’t more stupid, if you get my drift.

          • Will answer you from back to front…..this is, of course, my somewhat informed opinion.

            “He should have let China flounder and collapse like Soviet Russia.” Yes, he should have but he did not, however, China is in no better position now, economically speaking. They built their brand new carrier group of the interest money of buying our debt. China’s future depends entirely upon the USD.

            “Personally I think it better to buy a little time while we get our house in order economically, and for China’s leadership to die off.” There is sound reasoning here but I am not so sure that the new leadership will be any better.

            “I also think you are greatly underestimating the desires and resolve of China’s leadership.”
            That is a possibility but I really do not think so. The secret to China is economics. The next time they try to manipulate their currency, we simply default on their payments. Their buying of our debt was tied directly to trade. Clean up the books…..Default. But only default China. pay everyone else….in other words the USD is our nuke. They cannot go to the world courts…the world courts have no jurisdiction much less any enforcement power. There is no other currency in the whole world that is even close to our monetary power. So China’s resolve…….would be worthless. Now, what this does is wreak a little havoc on our markets for a time. But for how long? Not very long. Losing China loses what ?…their theft of our intellectual property ? their theft of our technical property? Who the shit cares. China would immediately nationalize what ever investments are already there….that is the chance you take for being in a foreign country. Just like Venezuela…they nationalized all the Anerican energy companies there…..did not even create a burp in the stock market. The drawback would be the elimination of cheap assed products to the US which would be taken over through other markets eventually ( less that a year ). The trade agreements with China already suck.

            ” What would Russia do with Ukraine and the rest of the Balkan States if we get tied up with China? How about N. Korea?? They would do nothing. Russia is going into Georgia soon anyway….but I do not think the rest of the Balkans any time soon. They are watching Trump. I think everyone is under estimating Trump. North Korea will do nothing….they will not shoot a nuke….the only delivery system they have sucks but they would lose immediately…..North Korea dies on the vine without food and energy from China…..strangle the Chinese economy immediately…NOrth Korea dies and I do not care. I am not afraid of them.

            “What would happen in the rest of the world? Who would cheer and who would immediately go after the US to impose sanctions, fund terrorism, etc., etc.. ” I simply do not care what the rest of the world would think and honestly believe that the world is looking for real leadership again. Who cheers does not matter. As to sanctions, if the USA were a third world country, that would be a problem. We are not.

            What would China do…..well, first, you would have to send the carrier GROUP to the bottom. They have nothing left other than two subs to do anything and they are not ballistic. Their air force has limited range. But even then, I do not think that China goes to war…..not because they are afraid, but the economics right now, would kill them within 6 months.

  53. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://www.investors.com/politics/columnists/thomas-sowell-were-being-fooled-by-the-diversity-fraud/?ref=yfp

    I thought that this was a pretty good article written by a Black professor from Stanford on diversity and racial quotas.

    https://thinkprogress.org/the-constitution-of-the-united-states-has-failed-797a657eab28?ref=yfp

    How has the Constitution failed….it worked as designed. Trivia…Trump with his electoral vote count is 27th on the list of receiving the most to least….granted the number is deceiving because as States joined and the population increased so does the number of electoral votes.

    T-Ray…..has there been any effort to see the level of illegal’s votered in California?

    • I have not heard anything. As far as I know there is no effort to quantify the illegal vote in CA. There is supposedly methods in the DMV to block illegals from registering but since the DMV is mostly SEIU members, those blocks can be easily circumvented. Voter registration in CA is automatic when you get a DL unless you specifically decline. Forms are also passed out to all who sign up for ObamaCare which in CA is open to all “residents”.

      I did hear one interview of the CASoS. He was not asked for any evidence or methods used to prevent illegals from voting. I certainly do not believe the number is zero.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        As Moonbeam said the other day about undocumented migrants,,”they are all constituents” That says it all

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Brown says he will fight Trump on any changes to the Climate Change EPA rules…..nothing is stopping you from continuing them, do so, you just will not get any subsidies. I just saw the drop in the State retirees benefits.

          • What is this really saying? The Liberal Left wants to fight “less” government. Moonbeam should be careful, there is nothing Constitutional about the EPA and it could be made to go away with little legal fights available.

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              That would would seem…..So the EPA does not force CA to do something, it sure doesn’t stop them from doing it themselves. Just do not come begging for money. Same goes for education….States rights, teach your children as you wish including “illegals” just don’t come begging for money. Like the bullet train….only through a federal subsidy, or all the “green” power etc etc….do as they wish

              California can be clinically defined as bi-polar. What it seriously needs is about 1/2 it’s current population, T-Ray and his family excluded.

              The “Education Dept” should disappear immediately. i’ll accept the EPA, only as long as the only rules and regulations it administers are those that Congress passes and are signed by the president. No EO’s or fill in the blanks regulations.

              • The stated reason for the existence of the EPA is that pollution knows no boundaries hence there needed to be some way to prevent states from building polluting industries on there downwind or stream side and exporting the problems to their neighbors. But like many Federal agencies, they got out of hand. The guy that wrote the organic legislation for the EPA now says it was a mistake. He recommends a small agency to oversee and coordinate the 50 state agencies in setting standards and cooperation. It should be reduced to just that coordination and maybe some research. It should not have regulatory power.

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                Like the PCB residue in the Hudson River dumped by GE many years ago. The EPA Super Fund want to dredge it up and dispose of it somewhere. I assume in a lined landfill in TX (sarc) The sludge is buried under 40 feet of silt and literally is untouchable and is and will be broken down by nature…..You actually can keep the fish in the Hudson today, Lobster has resurged in NY harbor, they are actually very sensitive to pollution….why touch the sediment? Digging it up will then pollute the river again for years.

                The other year I got into a nasty discussion with somebody from LA. They were talking about how terrible the air quality was in LA and something must be done about it. I asked him when they moved there. He said 5 years ago. He absolutely had no knowledge of what it was like…nor was he old enough.

                I just saw a headline that I have to go dig out and read thoroughly. It said that Vegas is the first city to be run entirely on renewable energy. I thought that hydro power was not considered renewable nor green. Vegas used to get most of its power from Boulder/Hoover dam

              • In CA hydro is not used in the renewable calculations. Hence there is no push to build dams for energy and the the greenies fight the dams for water storage. In fact they want them removed.
                What does not get enough press is that our CO2 emissions are now below 1995 levels. This is not due to new regulations but due to the big switch to cheap natural gas that has resulted from fracking. Once more the industry moves to cheaper, cleaner, easier to transport energy with out government forcing. Funny how market forces actually work.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I just watched a movie from the WWII time period. A family was staying at a lodge for the summer and the owner wanted their “ration cards”…do you think we can handle rationing today in this country? I think the riots and violence would be quite a spectacle.

  54. Gman…here’s a conspiracy for ya. WTH is going on here?

    http://archive.is/IDBh5

  55. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I can not see how Merkel will survive her position in government. Her comment that it would be reprehensible for a refugee/migrant be the perpetrator of the marketplace attack…..The body found in the truck was the murdered Polish driver. Id papers found in the truck point at a Tunisian migrant, which is the same nationality of the Nice attack……If I’m not mistaken ALL of the attackes that have occurred in Europe of late have been by migrants from muslim countries. Even if they were citizens they then became radicalized.
    The next series of national elections in Europe will be very interesting to watch. I believe the countries will take back their sovereignty and the deportations will begin…..all the Syrians can go home and rebuild their country after their “civil war”

    Financial news….India has overtaken Britain as the 6th largest economy. Considering that India has about 10 times the population, that does not say much.

  56. Dale A Albrecht says:
  57. Just A Citizen says:
  58. Just A Citizen says:

    Re; the discussion about EPA. Excerpt from Wiki:

    “Components of the EPA[edit]
    In his message to Congress explaining his reasons for proposing Reorganization Plan No. 3, President Nixon stated that the national government was “not structured to make a coordinated attack on the pollutants which debase the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that grows our food.”[10] According to Nixon, the assigned duties and responsibilities regarding pollution control for the environment were spread out among many discrete departments, creating a structure that often defied “effective and concerted action.”[10] To create more of an interrelated and effective system for dealing with environmental pollution, he proposed “pulling together into one agency a variety of research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities now scattered through several departments and agencies.”[10]

    Under the terms of Reorganization Plan No. 3, the Environmental Protection Agency would be created to absorb these departments and agencies. From the Department of the Interior, functions carried out by the Federal Water Quality Administration as well as pesticide studies would be moved to the EPA. From the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, all or some duties of the National Air Pollution Control Administration, Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Bureau of Water Hygiene, Bureau of Radiological Health of the Environmental Control Administration, and certain functions with respect to pesticides carried out by the Food and Drug Administration would be moved to the EPA. From the Department of Agriculture, the responsibilities of the Agricultural Research Service to register pesticides would be transferred. The new agency would also absorb the authority of the Council on Environmental Quality to perform studies on ecological systems and the duties of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Federal Radiation Council regarding radiation criteria and standards.[10]”

    It was my knowledge of why the EPA was formed and what became of it that caused me to immediately oppose the creation of the Dept. of Homeland Security. Re-organization under govt. to improve “efficiency and effectiveness” results in “centralization” which leads to over zealous bureaucracies which cannot be controlled by the people.

    Of other note on the topic, the much touted National Environmental Policy Act contained no prescriptive legislation regarding the quality of the environment to be achieved. It included a warm and fuzzy policy statement and then specified an elaborate “documentation” process for evaluating environmental impacts. Along with establishing the Council on Environmental Quality. Another non-elected body which dictates polices and which the courts have ruled carry more power than POTUS. Bush got slammed for trying to overrule CEQ proposed rules.

  59. Remind me never to move to South Carolina..

    Bill 3003: Requires any manufacturer/business that sells a product capable of accessing the internet to install an “obscenity filter” (read: porn blocker) which may be removed for a fee of $20.

    Link

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Party of Limited Government!

  60. Just A Citizen says:

    AaaaaaaMEN.

    “In a recent livestream, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden stated that the solution to “fake news” was not censorship but critical thinking.

    Streaming via the Periscope app from his Twitter account, Snowden discussed with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims that “fake news” helped to sway the election in favour of President-elect Donald Trump. Facebook announced that it would be partnering with ABC News, Politifact, and Snopes to label “fake news” on their platform. Snowden stated that censorship was not the answer to the issue and that teaching people critical thinking would be much more beneficial.

    “The problem of fake news isn’t solved by hoping for a referee but rather because we as participants, we as citizens, we as users of these services help each other,” said Snowden, “The answer to bad speech is not censorship. The answer to bad speech is more speech. We have to exercise and spread the idea that critical thinking matters now more than ever, given the fact that lies seem to be getting very popular.”

    Snowden did not state whether or not he believed the claims that “fake news” had swung the election in any way but rather pointed out the dangers of companies using terms like “fake news” to censor content with which they disagreed. Snowden stated that rather than waiting for gatekeepers to define what is and isn’t “fake news,” people should have an open dialogue with each other and point out proven facts.

    Snowden has previously stated the people must stop relying on one source for all of their news. Speaking at Fusion’s Real Future Fair, Snowden said, “There seems to be no alternative to the larger services. Because of this network effect, because the first mover advantage. When you get a Google or a Facebook or Twitter in place, they never seem to leave,” Snowden said. “To have one company that has enough power to reshape the way we think, I don’t think I need to describe how dangerous that is.””

  61. Dear Hollywood celebrities,

    It’s time to wake up now. Get this! The only reason you exist is for my entertainment. Some of you are beautiful. Some of you can deliver a line with such conviction that you bring tears to my eyes. Some of you are so convincing that you scare the crap out of me. And others are so funny you can make me laugh uncontrollably. But you all have one thing in common. You only exist and have a place in my world to entertain me. That’s it. Nothing else!

    You make your living pretending to be someone else. You play dress-up like a 5-year-old. Your world is a make believe world. It is not real. It doesn’t exist. You live for the camera while the rest of us live in the real world. Your entire existence depends on my patronage. I crank the organ grinder, and you dance.

    Therefore, I don’t care where you stand on issues. Honestly, your opinion means nothing to me. Just because you had a lead role in a movie about prostitution doesn’t mean you know what it’s like to be a prostitute. Your view matters far less to me than that of a someone
    living in Timbuktu .

    Believe me or not, the hard truth is that you aren’t real. I turn off my TV or shut down my computer, and you cease to exist. Once I am done with you, I go back to the real world until I want you to entertain me again. I don’t care that you think BP executives deserve the death penalty. I don’t care what you think about the environment. I don’t care if you believe fracking is bad. I don’t care if you call for more gun control. I don’t care if you believe in catastrophic human-induced globalwarming. And I could care less that you supported Hillary for President. Get back into your bubble. I’ll let you know when I’m in the mood for something pretty or scary or funny.

    And one other thing. What was with all this “I’ll leave the country if Donald Trump wins”? Don’t you know how stupid that made you sound? What did you think my reaction was going to be? I better not vote for Trump or we’ll lose Whoopi Goldberg? Al Sharpton? Amy Schumer? Leave. I don’t care! And don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

    Make me laugh. Make me cry. Even scare me. But realize this, the only words of yours that matter are scripted — just like your pathetic little lives. In my world, you exist solely for my entertainment. So, shut your pie hole and dance, monkey, DANCE!

  62. I occasionally go to the National Memo to snip at Liberals in the comments section. What used to be loaded with Liberal’s patting themselves and seriously outnumbering Conservatives is now literally dead. Little to no comments, when it used to see hundreds per article (all bashing the Right in some form). The silence is both refreshing and an example of a defeat beyond anything the snowflakes can handle.

  63. Just A Citizen says:

    d13thecolonel

    Reading some interesting stories on Russia Today news site. One was on the US’s effort to push China into a war. As always, the perspective from the other side is interesting.

    The author makes a big deal about all the US bases in the Pacific which are “creating a noose around China”. Sound familiar?

    Here is one quote: “The Chinese government is “not trying to run the world, they are not even trying to run Asia Pacific. I think they want to keep America from dominating [the region], so they have what they believe is their rightful place because of the long history of civilization,” Li says, adding that Chinese “objectives are really modest compared with their capacity.””

    At this point the only thing most of us know is what we see happening. What we do not see is what the rhetoric actually is between Chinese and US diplomats and envoys. Much like the lead up to war with Japan. Have the Chinese actually expressed a concern about being bullied? What has been our response? Are they afraid of the very thing you mentioned earlier? That the US might default on all that debt they hold. NOTE: They have sold much of this debt. Japan now holds more than China I do believe.

    So my Texican friend. How much do we REALLY KNOW about Chinese intentions, their concerns, goals, etc. or how much do we know about what our Govt. has been doing to poke them, if anything.

    P.S. I disagree that economics is the only thing about China. If that were the case they would not make trouble and do everything to keep their export market and ability to draw investors strong. No, I think there is much more to China that drives their goals and tactics. They are far better at LONG TERM thinking and have more patience than we Americans. I believe they think their Honor has been demeaned and they want it back. Just as with Japan in the 1920’s. They want to be great again.

    • According to the U.S. Treasury Department, at the end of August 2014, more than a third of the debt was owned by foreign countries (34.4%). The largest foreign holders of U.S. debt were Mainland China (7.2%) and Japan (7.0%). What is the consequence of having such a large percentage of debt held by foreign nations? It depends. It depends on the relationship between the U.S. and the specific foreign country. It also depends on the global interest rate environment. Finally, it depends on the geo-political climate and the degree of fear around the globe. This is the case because when fear rises money flows into U.S. Treasuries which is viewed as a safe place to invest. The percentage of debt owned by countries that are less friendly to America is about 10%. This includes China, several oil exporters (Ecuador, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Libya, etc.), and a few others. The worst case would materialize if the largest holders decided to sell their Treasury securities at the same time. This could potentially decrease demand which would push yields higher. If yields rose, the federal government would find it more difficult to service the debt, pushing the deficit higher. If the deficit rose, the total debt burden would accelerate and, unless demand for U.S. debt were to increase, it could get ugly. Will this transpire? It’s not too likely. At least not for the foreseeable future anyway.

      The largest owner of U.S. debt is Social Security. Since the Social Security system is a government entity, how can the government own its own debt? Good question. This is where the “house of cards” theory resides. Some believe the federal government is merely moving the IOUs from one shell to another, hoping to escape the watchful eye of its citizens. In any event, Social Security owns about 16% of the debt followed by other federal government entities (13%), and the Federal Reserve (12%).

      Since we follow international trades very closely, I do not believe these foreign debt numbers are very reliable…..I can tell that by the trades. But, they are probably close. This article goes on to explain how dependent upon the USD the world is……

      • Just A Citizen says:

        d13thecolonel

        Remember the book named “Rollover”? They made a movie about it as well.

        The Chinese didn’t stop buying debt, they simply demanded payment in Gold.

        I saw a graph in my email tonight showing foreign purchases of US bonds has fallen off a cliff lately. The wizards are now trying to figure out what to do to increase demand again. Along comes the Fed with announced future rate hikes. I expect demand for US debt will rise with the Fed Rate.

        • I do not know the book Rollover….there is no way to sustain debt. None. Everyone who owns a credit card should know this. It will be quite simple. If the US defaults on its debt, it destroys China ( as well as other small countries that depend on US interest payments ).

          • Just A Citizen says:

            d13thecolonel

            And this is why I say we cannot “afford” to get to hostile with China. You say they are in bad economic shape. But so are we.

            My question about global response was about countries imposing trade sanctions against us or even worse, they sell off US debt. Because we are so in debt it would be hard to sustain the military or economic actions needed to deal with China. Partly because it would not be just China. I would expect N. Korea and Iran to immediately create new fronts. Maybe even the Russians.

            Along this line I have often wondered if the global elites had a strategy to avoid future global wars. That being to keep the world so amassed in debt that nobody could afford a real war. So the “new world order” is not just about no borders and globalism, but about global debt.

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              The orginal Rothchild used to loan money to both warring parties. He made massive fortunes. The Princes and Kings were always in debt with literally no way to pay off the entire note. Trades, concessions, deals would be made in lieu of payment. Debt does not and will not stand in the way of the elites from warring.

    • Let’s see, the Russians want to be great again, the Americans want to be great again and the Chinese want to be great again. Could this possibly lead to a problem?

      Actually, it should not. Being “great” should not involve the subjugation of your neighbors. I can see being dominant in the area. That is the nature of the game. If you are a small country next to a big one, then you will fall under their influence. That should not have to include political dominance and certainly not “big guns”.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        SK

        I shouldn’t but it always seems to. I think the root of the problem is in “how” they view “greatness”. We cannot understand the “how” of cultures which are much older and very much different than our own. Our mistakes in this understanding were, well, understandable when our nation was young. But I find no excuse for it in the 21’st Century.

        There is also the issue of the “other” nation’s ability to control media and information so as to keep the population behind leaders with personal ambitions for greatness.

        Along these lines, I wonder what has become of the N. Korean leader. Seems he has been absent from public appearances of late.

  64. Just A Citizen says:

    Question of the day.

    Why do all these “terrorists” have trouble keeping their wallets in their pockets when carrying out an attack?

  65. Just A Citizen says:

    Thought of the day.

    Why would anyone purchase US debt? The govt. takes your money today, pays interest at below inflation rate, and pays you back later with “devalued” dollars.

    In other words, you are losing wealth by buying US Treasuries.

  66. Just A Citizen says:

    Along the lines of Govt. inflation, I had to laugh the other day when I got the notices for the Social Security COLA.

    The Govt. has calculated there was inflation but only at 0.3% above the base threshold. And since 0.3% is “rounded down” the COLA was ZERO.

    Based on this “logic” those on Soc. Sec. and other Govt. fixed income benefits will LOSE 3% of their income value over ten years and 6.2% over 20 years. All things being equal that is a REDUCTION in their standard of living by 3% and 6.2%.

    Of course the COLA threshold allows a certain level of inflation which carries no adjustment. So the negative impact to standard of living is greater than what I have shown here.

  67. Just A Citizen says:

    I find the following statement by Kellyan Conway to be very revealing.

    “However, she acknowledged her new job in a statement Thursday: “I am humbled and honored to play a role in helping transform the movement he has led into a real agenda of action and results.””

    The million dollar question will now be whether Trump goes along with her advice in this regard. Ms. Conway may have just been elevated to the National Leader of the Tea Party.

  68. Just A Citizen says:

    Banging forehead with open palm of hand. Good grief!!!!!!!

    CLEVELAND — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that hundreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama.

    The federal agency released a statement Wednesday saying it has received no reports of illness as a result of the ricin exposure.

    Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans that kills cells by preventing them from creating protein. Exposure to the toxin can lead to death.

    Staff at the FEMA facility mistakenly purchased high-toxicity ricin that was used in nine training sessions beginning in 2011.

    OK, I thought the production of ricin was illegal. So who the hell makes “high-toxicity” ricin for Govt. purchase??? What the hell business does the Govt. have buying this stuff, of any toxicity?

    Think I will go outside and stick my head in the snow bank in hopes of waking from this bizarre dream.

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