Saturday, April 12, 2014

Close to SHTF time?

Guest Post: Real Americans Are Ready To Snap

Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off | Truth Revolt

Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off | Truth Revolt

Bundy could have a case

He claims to have water and grazing rights to the land in question.  However, it does not appear to be any proof of that claim.

So, one question to be answered is why doesn't this proof exist?  There ought to be some deed of ownership of some kind that establishes what Bundy claims.   Yet, if what he says is true, that his family has improved the land in question going back 137 years, then he should have a claim under the Homestead Act.  But if he doesn't, does that mean that he forfeits his rights?

His family improved the land in question.  In the passage of time, the laws changed, but what happened to the property rights of that land?  His rights couldn't have been revoked merely by the passage of an act of Congress.  In order to deprive him of those rights, he would have had to have done something that caused this occur.  The failure to pay a fee such an occurence?

Could be, but is the fee legal?

These things have to be determined in a fair trial.  I'm wondering if he really has received one.  I don't trust the government.  There has been way too much of this thing happening.  You can read about how the government has seized property, confiscated property, and strong armed people over matters that should not have been allowed.  This could be another case where a man has been unjustly deprived of his rights.  I think there should be an investigation of what really happened here and a fair determination of what should be done about it.

Dana Loesch on Ilegal Bundy Cattle: If the Cows Were Illegal Aliens They'd Get EBT Cards

Video obtained through article The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment.

According to this story, the are "protecting" a tortoise that they are killing anyway.  The tortoises on the land in question are doing fine.  They are in no danger.  From the looks of it, what the government is doing smells like the dickens.

Moapa Valley Town Board Meeting regarding Cliven Bundy 4/09/14

He gets a lot of cheers for this speech.  I suppose it is okay, but sometimes I get the feeling I'm watching Animal House where Bluto refers to the German bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Where's the leadership on this?  AWOL, as usual.

Witness ( 1985 film )

If the Bundy situation isn't like Chinatown, maybe it is a bit like the movie Witness.  What you've got here is a potentially corrupt government that is abusing its authority by running this man out of business.  In the movie Witness, you had corrupt cops who murdered a fellow officer and tried to cover it up.  Now, the comparison is this:  is the government really doing what they say they are doing, which would be lawful, or are they doing ( which would not be lawful )  what they are doing for other corrupt reasons?  In other words, it's not about a tortoise, it's about money, power, and control.  It's not about the law, but usurping the law.


A trailer from the movie Chinatown ( 1974 ).  There was somebody on the Free Republic website that compared the Bundy situation (mentioned in the last post) to the movie.  The government does appear to be like gangsters these days.

BLM v Cliven Bundy and his family.

American Thinker

Cliven Bundy and his family claim that they can trace their family ownership back to around the 1870s on their current property in Clark County...This corresponds with the Homestead rights that were established during the Lincoln administration in 1862 to entice people to settle the western frontier and expand the U.S. agricultural enterprises. This 19th-century policy was meant to encourage and support settlement by families like the Bundys. Now, over 150 years later, what seemed to be borderless country surrounding small-town Bunkerville in Nevada is an inhospitable petri dish for the experiments of growing Federal regulations.---Monica Morrill

I don't know the validity of Bundy's claims, but it seems to me to be another example of how the government does not want the average man to succeed.  The government is looking more and more like a criminal enterprise.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Democrat Warrior Ready To Fight!!!

This guy claims he will wage a war against those he doesn't like, but he wouldn't last a minute in a real war.  He can't even deal with Greta van Susteren.   She beats up this world class wuss.  Yeah, Greta was really mean to this boy.

Learn French with - Mireille Mathieu Inutile de nous revoir

I recognized this tune, but couldn't place it.  Even with the subtitles, I couldn't remember the name of the song ( in English, that is ).  The song in French is not exactly the same.  Loses something in the translation.

If the old one wears out, you can get a new one

This story reminds me of the old joke:  "Old truckers never die, they just get another Peterbilt."  The things Glenn Reynolds finds, goodness gracious.

Update: Very poor taste, but what the hell.

Possible solutions

Well, the blog has always been about that.  Here are some things to consider doing in order to MAYBE avoid the apocalypse.  Yes, you got that right, it's that bad.

  1. Tie the dollar to gold once again.  Let the interest rates float and tie the value of gold to it.  At some interest rate, gold will hold steady.  If you don't like gold, then a basket of commodities.  But it has to be something tangible and real.
  2. Get the Democrats out of office as soon as practical.  The Democrats are Satanic.  Yes, I said that.  They worship themselves, there is no truth in them.  They have become the very essence of evil.
  3. Downsize the government.  End military alliances.  Bring the military back to US and defend our own territory because that may be next.
  4. Reform the government.  I mentioned an amendment to do away with the current system of electing Presidents and replacing it with a rotating Presidency consisting of the governor of states.  The Presidency is becoming an object of contention so strong that it is destablizing.
  5. Also, a few of the cabinet officials should become elective offices so as to further dilute the power of the Presidency.  If there's one office that could become troublesome, it is the Presidency.  It should be reformed as soon as possible.
The odds of any of this happening is rather low if not zero.  But I'll put it out there anyway even if it means that anybody reading it will conclude that I am absolutely bug fucking crazy.

Jim Willie: US Dollar Funeral At Hand!

silverdoctors dot com via Free Republic

Reads like a Financial Armageddon.  The history is accurate and its interpretation is most likely correct.  A theory is proposed
One must wonder if sabotage has been the higher order directive

Sabotage is the most likely explanation according to Occam's Razor--- it is the simplest.  Those at the top didn't care anymore, so long as they were taken care of--- the rest of the people were an afterthought.  The wolves can always blame the sheep because the sheep can vote and had the opportunity to vote these rascals out, but didn't.  So the rationalizations come running.  The rationalizations protect the guilty---the wolves.  The sheep are to be sacrificed, and new sheep are to replace them.  Hence, "immigration reform".  The sheep are in denial, for the threat is too terrifying to confront.  If the sheep decide to move in their own interest, it will come too late.


The multitude is being deceived and led astray.  There can be no mistake about it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jambalya ( English and French )

Two different languages, same music, but different songs entirely.

Could you say that something was lost in the translation?


Con con amendment

Idea for reforming the government. Since we had one Civil War over the election of the President, might well have another one because of the actions of a wayward president, we could consider a rotating presidency consisting of the governors of the various states. Each presidents term will be short so as to allow each state to have a turn at governorship. Let's say about 6 months. Since there are 50 states, then that would take 25 years to cycle through every state. The cabinet positions would become elective offices. Let's limit that to a small number of offices. The final outcome should yield a much reduced in power of the office of the presidency, while retaining the functionality of the office.

ParaPundit: Having Faith In Democracy Is Like Having Faith In Humanity

ParaPundit: Having Faith In Democracy Is Like Having Faith In Humanity

He says he has no faith in humanity.

Dark view, is this says Yoda.


Something like a flash hit me yesterday as I contemplated this:  The US didn't have to rely on faith in humanity in order to rise to greatness.  Instead it relied upon God.  "In God We Trust" was put on coinage.  But where are we today?  If you could put it on a coin, it might say, "We are Gods, Trust in Us".

The leadership wants to be worshiped as Gods.  Open your eyes and see this if you dare.

Reynolds: Silicon Valley scares Americans

USA Today via Instapundit

Reynolds has been pushing this on his blog, so I gave it a read.  Here's an interesting quote

"A level of suspicion and confusion we haven't had before." That's right. And it's made worse by the increasing politicization of Silicon Valley, and the transformation of its leaders from rebels into what Joel Kotkin calls "the new oligarchs," people who once talked about technology as liberation, but who now seem more interested in using technology as an instrument of control. It's not just NSA spying; it's that the companies gather data on everyone, with comparatively little legal oversight.

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."   This meshes with my assertion that it is a Gramscian phenomenon.  They take the cultural high ground and then subjugate the rest of society according to their whims.  So we get same sex marriage not because of a groundswell of grassroots support, but the very opposite that seeks to suppress the grassroots and impose it from above.

Yet the sheep fall into line eventually.  Things like this have been happening for as long as I remember.  Back in 63, the little kids like I was at the time would recite the Lord's Prayer each morning at school.  In 63, the Supreme Court said no, you can't do that anymore.  Was this a result of a popular uprising?  No.  Years later, President Reagan mentioned Prayer in schools, but nothing came of it.  Now 50 years later, if any political leader tried to re-institute this practice, it would cause a firestorm of protest.  Just sayin'.

You wonder why the culture is dying?  This is how.  It's all in the plan.

On 'Asymmetric Stupidity'

wsj via Instapundit

Which brings us to former Enron adviser Paul Krugman, who answers Klein's article with a blog post titled "Asymmetric Stupidity." It's meant to be an explanation of what Krugman calls "a genuine intellectual puzzle." But it turns out to be an example, and quite a funny one, of biased thinking--in this case, biased thinking about biased thinking. It might have been subtitled "An Autobiography."---James Taranto

A lesson in there somewhere.  There is no such thing as pure objectivity.  People are going to be biased toward their own point of view.  Funny how someone like Krugman can deny this while claiming it as the sole province of those who disagree with him.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Learn French with - Mireille Mathieu Une Femme amoureuse

This is in French, but as an American, you may recognize it as a Barbara Streisand tune.

And I thought Streisand had a powerful voice.  Wow.  Not that many views for this singer, but she needn't take a back seat to anybody.

Recap of the last week's posts 3/30 to 4/5

Drat.  Forgot to do this again.  I want to establish this as a habit, so I can go back and review this in the future.  The blog has over 7000 posts now.  I have to find ways to keep it manageable.

If I were sum up that week, I'd say it was a week in which there appears many dark clouds, but a patch of blue can be seen from time to time.  As bad as things appear to be, not everything is lost.  One can get discouraged sometimes with the day-to-day junk out there.  Reading over the list of posts gives a little much needed encouragement.

A couple things that encourage me

Solar sails may be built someday.  Let us hope.  Molten-salt reactors may actually get built too.  That's big time if it continues.

It's the political situation that is most worrisome.  The best chance for something good here is to educate people, but that is hard when nobody wants to listen.

LIfe today doesn't look like this

From the movie, Back to the Future II, 30 years into the future seemed futuristic.  But the ways things turned out, things are really not all that different today.  Just wait though, things will really change!  Yeah, right.

Anyone following Kirk Sorensen and his Thorium reactors already knows this

I posted on this story back in October.  People don't believe that you can make fuel out of seawater, but it is just chemistry.  Why do people believe that this is impossible?

Lots of new stories on the Energy From Thorium blog.  Check it out.

Last Man Standing Rancher: armed feds are surrounding my farm

washington free beacon via Free Republic

The is the scandal.  Not the stupid "bridge closing" scandal in New Jersey.

His wife, Carol Bundy, said that roughly 200 armed agents from the BLM and FBI are stationed around their land, located about 75 miles outside of Las Vegas. Helicopters circle the premises, and the airspace and nearby roads remain blocked.
All of this for a stupid tortoise.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What you believe and what is actually true can often be two very different things

American Thinker

Very good article.  It says that we can believe we are safe when we are not.

The truth is a slippery thing indeed.

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Case of New Mexico Photographer Forced to Take Pictures at Gay Wedding

Ace of Spades

A "victory for gay rights," 

Yep.  There's no popular movement going on here.  It is actually the reverse.  The popular movement is to hold this rush-to-change-the-culture back, but instead, the leadership is forcing this change upon us against our will.

It is a Gramscian phenomenon.  Supposedly, this is a conservative court.  There may not be any such thing as conservatism in the leadership as it stands now.  It's a matter of speed.  If the leftists get control of the court, the speed will increase.  Right now, it's boil-a-frog speed.

What do you do about this?  You may need to go underground, because the government will start cracking down harder and harder as time goes on.

US Navy 'game-changer': converting seawater into fuel

yahoo afp  (warning link will show video automatically)

I put this one up because there's a significant difference between the video that plays automatically and the story itself.  The difference is that the video claims the technology will cut dependence on fossil fuels by 50% by 2015, which is just next year.  The story says something quite different--- that it will take at least 10 more years to be deployed.

If someone just relies upon the video, one would get the impression that this technology is already operational and being deployed already which is definitely not the case.

Jay-Z’s bling from ‘whites are devils’ group

New York Post via Drudge

The group was founded in 1964 in Harlem by Clarence Smith, who later changed his name to Allah, a former student of Malcolm X who disagreed with the Nation of Islam over the nature of God.--- Gary Buiso

Those who have read the Autobiography of Malcom X and are familiar with the Nation of Islam will take note of this story.  In short, these people think of themselves as lords of the Earth.  Laughable to the extreme.

Unfortunately, weak minded types will follow this nonsense.

Federal Snipers Train Guns on Family For Filming Cattle

infowars dot com via Drudge

“He was doing nothing but standing there and filming the landscape,” Bundy said of his brother Dave. “We were on the state highway, not even off of the right-of-way. Even if they want to call [the area that we were filming] federal land; which it’s not; we weren’t even on it. We were on the road.”

None of the family members were armed, but as soon as Dave Bundy began filming the cattle in the distance, 11 BLM vehicles each with two agents arrived and surrounded him
--- by Paul Joseph Watson

The story gets worse from there.  They sic a German Shepard on the man and arrest him.  Incredible!  Is this America or what have we become?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Here are 625 well sourced examples of Obama's lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

Dan from Squirrel Hill and Free Republic

If you are out a job and hate that, then get a load of this one

In July 2010, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act. The Wall St. Journal wrote of this:

“Senator Chris Dodd’s 1,400-page financial reform bill contains many economic land mines, and here’s one of the worst: Provisions that would make it harder for business start-ups to raise seed capital.”

“Currently, wealthy individuals who want to invest directly in a new business can do so with minimum interference from regulators. The law requires only that the investor be “accredited” by meeting thresholds for net worth ($1 million) or income ($250,000). Entrepreneurs depend on these “angel” investors, since many new businesses lack the collateral for bank loans and are too small to interest venture capitalists. “

“Amazon, Yahoo, Google and Facebook all benefited from angel investors, who typically target companies under five years old. According to a 2009 Kaufman Foundation study, such firms are less than 1% of all companies yet generate about 10% of new jobs. Between 1980 and 2005, companies less than five years old accounted for all net job growth in the U.S. In 2008, angels invested some $19 billion in more than 55,000 companies. “

“Mr. Dodd’s bill would change all this for the worse. Most preposterously, it would require that start-ups seeking angel investments file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and endure a 120-day review. Rare is the new company that doesn’t need immediate access to the capital it raises, and a four-month delay is the kind of rule popular in banana republics that create few new businesses. “

“The Dodd bill also raises the net worth and income thresholds to $2.3 million and $450,000, respectively. The Angel Capital Association, a trade group, estimates that these provisions would disqualify about 77% of current accredited investors.”[ emphasis added ]

It's a wonder that the economy produces as many jobs as it does.  This administration is hostile to job creation, but you'll never hear that from the media.

Re-read that as many times as needed in order to get the full flavor of what this administration has done to job growth and why job growth won't return until he is gone and someone better assumes the office.

Betsy's Page: Cruising the Web

Betsy's Page: Cruising the Web: Reuters writes how health insurance companies are afraid that there will be a political backlash from the Obama administration over the rat...

A roundup of news items.

Update a short while later:

I've known about Betsy's Page for a long time.  Perhaps I'll visit more often.

We Don't Have a "Gay Mafia," We Have a "Gay Soviet"


So, while Maher’s on the right track, he picked the wrong organization. Yes, there’s thuggery involved, which is a mafia tactic. But unlike the mafia, which was just in it for the money, the new Soviet is in it to subordinate the individual and his beliefs entirely to the will of the Leftist state.---Bookworm
The Gramscians have taken over.  The new orthodoxy says you'd better get in line, or else.

It may take violence to reverse this.


Belmont Club via Free Republic

The removal of Eich is about fascism...a whole mechanism now exists for persecuting people whose views are deemed unacceptable. Today it is directed against Eich; once it was directed against Summers; on other occasions it was employed against Clarence Thomas. But sooner or later, probably sooner, they understand it will be directed against them — or us — or someone. And if it can get a corporate CEO who is widely regarded as the father of Javascript it can get pretty darned anyone.---Richard Fernandez

The people who think that they are like cats in a world of mice are the types that can change a free Republic into a hellhole of totalitarianism.  Think about it.

Psychopaths: how can you spot one?

telegraph uk

One of my inmates said that his problem was that he’s a cat in a world of mice.---Tom Chivers
That would seem to be the way I understood it before reading the piece.  These people are a different breed of cat alright.


The article mentions that about 1% of the population exhibits signs of psychopathy.  That number sounds familiar...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion

MIT Technology Review

Today, we get a possible answer thanks to the work of Allen Downey, a computer scientist at the Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts, who has analyzed the data in detail. He says that the demise is the result of several factors but the most controversial of these is the rise of the Internet.---Free Republic quote 

I've gone over that already.  It is a Gramscian strategy to take over the high ground of the culture and use that to subjugate the rest of the society.  These people must be at the highest levels of our culture and now are calling the shots.  It's what they want and the sheep are meekly obeying.  Blaming it on the internet is a lie, most likely.

To Strike at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney

NY Times

Democrats are working hard to draw the Kochs into a more open political battle and help shape the public perception of them as Americans learn more about the money behind the blizzard of midterm advertising. But the battle so far has been asymmetric.---JEREMY W. PETERS and CARL HULSE

Money is the mother's milk of politics, Rush Limbaugh once said, if I am not mistaken.

Too bad money has such an important role, because that doesn't guarantee optimal results by any stretch of the imagination.

Not that I sympathize with the leftist slant.  Where do you go for truth?  If you can't get it from newspapers, then where?

I wrote earlier that the Koch's are not that different from Democrats.  It's not the principle that they fight over, it is the power.  They do not serve, but seek to be served instead.

Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

news yahoo dot com

Note the scare quotes around the term "homosexuality training" in the title up above.  That would indicate that the indoctrination has certainly worked on the author!

This quote shows what the indoctrination has taught and how people have absorbed it and are repeating it like parrots.

The charge that the Walter Reed Project was "recruiting youths into homosexuality" is positively ridiculous and displays a fundamental ignorance on the part of the Ugandan Police and other authorities: sexual orientation is NOT a product of "training", "socialization", "seduction", "improper parenting", "imitation" or the like. Rather, sexual orientation -- which refers to the inclination that a person experiences to be attracted sexually and emotionally to people of the same sex, the opposite sex, or both sexes -- is INNATE and IMMUTABLE.---NdiliMfumu
How can homosexuality be innate and immutable and someones sex is not?  In other words, these same people will say that someone who wants to change their sex is not wrong because that is mutable, whereas sexual orientation is definitely not.  Sex is definitely in ones genes, but homosexuality has not been proven to be in anybody's genes.  It is being asserted as such even without the proof.  Even if such proof is found, has does that square with the obvious fact that someones sex is indeed innate and immutable?  "A contradiction, that would appear to be", says Yoda.

Gremlins (1984) Movie Trailer

At the risk of repeating myself, I'm putting up this video in order to make a point.  The point is a comparison between power-hungry leftists and these little gremlin creatures.  In the film, a warning is given to never feed them after midnight.  That struck me as being a lot like leftism.  No matter how much they beg, or what have you, you must not "feed" them.  For they will become ever more powerful and mean.  You must not let the leftist ( liberals)  have what the crave most of all, which is more power.  It is a threat to our very existence as a nation.  The Constitution was written in order to prevent the very thing the leftists are trying to pull off.  The left and the Constitution definitely do not go together.