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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Interesting fact: Barack Obama wonders why Santa doesn't get shot down over the no-fly zone of Iran.
A former special adviser on Iran policy to the Obama Administration said that a US-perpetrated strike on the Islamic Republic on is the "least bad" option in dealing with its nuclear threat.Please bookmark!
"The truth is that a military strike intended to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, if managed carefully, could spare the region and the world a very real threat and dramatically improve the long-term national security of the United States," Matthew Kroenig, a nuclear security expert at the Council on Foreign Relations who served as a strategist under Defense Secretary Robert Gates, said in an article published by Foreign Affairs Magazine.
Kroenig acknowledged that a military operation in Iran is not an "attractive prospect," but explained that it is within the US' power to minimize the anticipated effects.
"If it does so successfully, it can remove the incentive for other nations in the region to start their own atomic programs and, more broadly, strengthen global nonproliferation by demonstrating that it will use military force to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons," Kroenig wrote.
The Obama Campaign has launched a coordinated effort urging people to save money... or something. On their official Wisconsin, California, and Indiana twitter feeds, the President's campaign is slamming Republicans for their supposed "fuzzy math." Unfortunately for Obama, he is employing idiots.
Also, if I had forty dollars to burn, I would buy the Obama Campaign a calculator.
Either Ron Paul wrote this himself or he, once again, "didn't read" the article before his name got slapped on it. Here's the entire article:
Friday, December 23, 2011
During the Iraq war, American troops were instructed to use specially equipped tanks to bulldoze the trenches that held Iraqi soldiers- Not a single American was hurt, so meager was the resistance. Thousands of Iraqis, teenagers coerced into the army by the dictator Hussein, were buried alive, while the unprecedented military tactic was hidden from the public through media censorship. Captain Benny Williams, who Led the charge was awarded the Silver Star for his role. Also hidden: the apparent fact that many of the rag-tag teenage soldiers were trying to surrender as they were entombed.
According to the source, he did so because he is “disgusted” with the way Republicans are handling matters in Washington, including the recent payroll tax cut deal. But the move also sets Trump up for a potential third-party run for president — a possibility he began talking about almost as soon as he told his fans in May he wasn’t running.
Trump has sought to reach out to the group, Americans Elect, an online, independent presidential nominating organization that has already made it on the ballot in several states, including California.
“Couple Donald Trump’s name recognition with his extraordinary wealth and Americans Elect truly becomes a viable force in determining who the next president will be,” Trump’s top political adviser Michael Cohen told ABC News. “One thing is for certain, Donald Trump is adamant that Barack Obama must be defeated in 2012 under any circumstances.”
As Christmas nears the Republican Party has something to celebrate: not only did we raise $500,000 more than the DNC in November, but our party was able to pay off $7+ million in debt since Reince Priebus defeated Michael Steele and took over as Chairman and we're now $700,000 in the black.
We still have $13 million in debt, but it's under control and going down every month, due to the solid leadership skills of Chairman Priebus, and his successful efforts to bring back fundraisers who didn't write checks under Steele's scandal ridden tenure.
It has taken a long time to reach this point, but our party has proved something by their own actions - eliminating debt isn't going to happen over the night, but changing leadership and the way you spend begins the long road to recovery that at times looked dire, but in the end will conclude successfully. I hope this occurs in the federal government when we elect a new President next year.
What say you?
State TV said several soldiers and a large number of civilians were killed in two attacks "carried about by suicide bombers driving vehicles packed with explosives against bases of State Security [General Security Directorate] and another branch of the security services" in the upmarket Kfar Sousa district, south-west of the city centre.
The Syrian government is blaming al Qaeda, just as it blamed the group for a 'terrorist' attack on the American embassy in Damascus in 2006. Their condolences about the attack:
“It is regrettable that U.S. policies in the Middle East have fueled extremism, terrorism and anti-U.S. sentiment,” the Syrian Embassy in Washington said in a statement. “The U.S. should ... start looking at the root causes of terrorism and broker a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.”
Chances are it's not al Qaeda, which was helped for years by the Assad regime in attacking targets in Iraq. It could be the Muslim Brotherhood, but this also appears unlikely considering their lack of recent attacks. That leaves two options left:
1. The opposition believes that Assad's dictatorship launched the attack itself to cause civilian casualties and blame it on the opposition. This certainly is a significant possibility.
2. The opposition launched the attack on the security building, mainly killing military or intelligence personnel. It may seem that the opposition would want to take credit for such an attack, but if any civilians were killed, they would not want such publicity. In addition, the regime would not want to accept such an attack publicly because it shows increasing strength and coordination among the rebels.
So it's not immediately clear who actually launched the attack, but expect more to come.
There were no arrests at 70% of games in the 2010/11 season, and only one English fan was arrested at the World Cup, after he confronted members of the England team following a match in Cape Town.
Over the past two decades the UK has made steady progress in reducing football-related violence and disorder”
The Home Office said football banning orders continued to have "a positive effect" a decade after their introduction.
The political bombshell of the night is Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum all failing to achieve the necessary 10,000 signatures to qualify for the Virginia Republican Primary in just two months, while Gingrich and Perry barely managed to pass the threshold, and they could still be bumped off if enough petitions are thrown out.
Leaving Mitt Romnney and Ron Paul as the only candidates with enough signatures to definitively qualify for all 46 delegates up for grabs in one of the most important battleground states in the general election next year.
Talk about epic.
As someone who fully supports the Romney campaign, I'm pleased by this news, because it means Mitt is likely to carry Virginia without much issue, but I am concerned about what it means for our process: nearly half of the GOP field isn't even showing up in one of the states we plan to take back next year, which should leave some doubt about our field's strength in general.
What can you say about this? Epic fail by three candidates who want to be President, but apparently not enough to actually organize any real effort to even show up in Virginia, one of the biggest prizes.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Of course, the Glorious Leader could control the weather during his long and prosperous reign, so it should be no surprise to the imperialists.
A snowstorm hit as Mr Kim died and ice on the volcanic Chon lake near his reported birthplace at Mount Paektu cracked, it said.
Following the storm's sudden end at dawn on Tuesday, a message carved in rock - "Mount Paektu, holy mountain of revolution. Kim Jong-il" - glowed brightly, it said. It remained there until sunset.
On the same say, a Manchurian crane also apparently adopted a posture of grief at a statue of the late leader's father in the northern city of Hamhung.
Kim's birth was greeted in a similar fashion. He was born in a log cabin (seriously, they say) and nature was impressed.
The official tales of Kim Jong Il's death have continued the myth that he was born on Mount Paektu, with the moment 'foretold by a swallow' and 'heralded by a double rainbow'.
Maybe Kim was the son of Marx, as was foretold.
The Heritage Foundation, probably the nation's most influential conservative advocacy group, has long been a reliable ally of large copyright holders. But not when it comes to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act.Please bookmark!
The venerable think tank, which enjoys close ties with the Republican Party and inspired President Reagan's missile defense program and the GOP's welfare reform effort, warned today that SOPA raises important security and free speech concerns.
"The concern with SOPA is that it enforces private property rights at the expense of other values, such as innovation on the Internet, security of the Internet, and freedom of communication," James Gattuso, Heritage's senior research fellow in regulatory policy, told CNET this evening. While SOPA addresses a "very real problem," he says, it's not necessarily the right solution.
Unlike some Washington advocacy groups that are predictably anti-copyright, Heritage has historically taken the opposite position. It called the Motion Picture Association of America's decision to sue peer-to-peer pirates a "wise choice," and suggested that disrupting P2P networks to curb piracy, an idea that some politicians actually proposed, is a step "in the right direction."...
"The areas that are the most concern are the obligation of service providers to block resolution of IP addresses and the obligation of search engines to block search results," says Gattuso, whose conservative credentials include working at the Federal Communications Commission during the first Bush administration and for then-Vice President Dan Quayle. "Those get to the core issue of why the federal government could be able to interfere with the way the Internet is operated, and the core issue of what people can say and what information they can get on the Web."
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
LIFE IN THE ASYLUM
The genius then decided to photograph it and post it on facebook under the caption:
The photo went viral shortly after being posted. I saw it a few nights ago and asked the person who posted it to tell me it was photoshopped. No such luck. This child abuser will be dealt with by the police and luckily for that poor little girl, child protective services has gotten involved and God willing she will never have to be subjected to this again.
But what I found just as disturbing as a father doing this to his helpless child is this quote from a friend of his:
"[He was] being playful with his child, people play with their children differently."Mr. Curry is now in the cross hairs of law enforcement and child protective services. But his friend, JeVanna Cubbins, is out running loose in the world. You can't fix this kind of stupid. Let's just all hope this woman can't be bothered to vote.
1. When and why was Resourceful Earth News started?
Resourceful Earth was started by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in the summer of 2011 as a forum to call attention to the various obstacles, mainly political, to the responsible stewardship and development of natural resources in the United States from a market-oriented perspective.
2. Do you see the Trans Canada Pipeline (or something like it) being constructed in the near future?
Yes. The pipeline is too important not tot move forward. But something needs to change in Washington first. Obama is allowing radical environmentalists to dictate our natural energy policy. Over the next year taxpayers, industry, and state and local governments all of who would benefit from the low cost energy provided by the pipeline need to force this issue and all natural resource development issues front and center in the Presidential campaign.
3. Is there a future for fracking in the United States?
Yes. Hydraulic fracturing, an American innovation, has already reformed the energy landscape in the United States. It will continue to do so in the future, and time will tell the extent to which the fracking process can extract energy from the ground.
Technological advances in fracking will continue, such as recent developments that allow for fracking without the use of water. These improvements will help to satisfy those opponents who are genuinely concerned by the risks created by hydraulic fracturing, who are separate from those who are against oil and natural gas regardless.
There will always be opposition to both fossil fuels and digging stuff out of the ground, of which the fracking of oil and gas satisfies both. Because of this, there will likely be continued pockets of opposition to fracking, though the economic benefits will hopefully overcome the manageable environmental risks.
4. How does the United States fix its energy needs? Is this possible under Obama?
The most important thing we need to do to meet our energy needs is to develop the natural resources we have right here in the US. Our abundant coal, natural gas, and uranium give us the resources we need to provide reliable and affordable energy for generations to come.
But fixing America’s energy needs is certainly not possible with people like Lisa Jackson at the EPA in charge and her job killing agenda of blocking natural resource development. Obama has consistently come down on the side of radical environmentalists. Yet, we are willing to take him at his word that he wants to get America working again- if so he needs to reign in the radicals in his administration and party on the Hill as they seek to cripple fossil fuels energy and resources development in the US.
The U.S. could also make significant strides in lowering the kilowatt hour cost of electricity by choosing not to allow the EPA to implement increasingly stringent air pollution rules that target coal fired power plants, by deregulating state electric utilities to allow for increased competition, and by ending various programs that support or promote uneconomic forms of energy. This is not possible under Obama
5. Do you see more green energy boondoggles in the near future?
Sadly yes because our energy policy, much driven by the states, is structured for government to pick winners and losers in the energy market. States are increasing ratcheting up renewable portfolio standards where the government mandates a certain percentage of the states energy comes from renewable sources like wind or solar. But these renewables projects are not economic and would never be build in a true free market. The only way these boondoggles will be build is with our taxpayer money. Until we turn back these renewable portfolio standards I only see the “green boondoggles” increasing.
California is a prime example of energy market manipulation as you would expect but even Governor Christie in New Jersey has gotten into the act by giving long term energy contracts to politically connected energy companies to build new natural gas plants in the state in the move that will likely destroy the states competitive energy markets as unfavored competitors struggle to committee against companies that don’t need to follow competitive market rules.
Furthermore what is truly ironic about these green energy boondoggles is that wind and solar projects would be made more economical and perhaps be developed without government handouts if they had a stable and affordable supply of the minerals, metals, and rare earth elements needed to build them but the environmentalist proponents of green energy are also leading the fight to stop mining in the US.
6. Anything else you'd like to add?
Developing American natural resources for energy is not the only crucial development we need in the US. We need to mine the minerals and metals that are the foundation of our modern lives and national defense. China and other countries are quickly dominating the world market for mineral resources. We have abundant deposits here in the US but radical environmentalists and an activist EPA and administration are standing in the way of developing them. What is troubling is that China and other countries are controlling the minerals such as rare earth minerals or even every day minerals like Copper. The result is more manufacturing jobs moving to China because they have the affordable raw resources for manufacturing. Even the win turbines beloved by the environmental community are now being manufactured in China. The most disturbing consequence of US inertia on tapping our vast mineral reserves is that these crucial minerals are also essential to our advanced military weapons systems and the worlds supplies are coming under the control of nations that do not have our best interests at heart.
English player John Terry is under charge and may be fined up to 2,500 pounds!
John Terry said: "I am disappointed with the decision to charge me and hope to be given the chance to clear my name as quickly as possible.
"I have never aimed a racist remark at anyone and count people from all races and creeds among my closest friends.
Chelsea FC has always been fully supportive of John in this matter and will continue to be so”
"I will fight tooth and nail to prove my innocence."
What's going on?
‘It makes me feel like I raised him well.’
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
With all the political posturing in Congress over the Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline, it’s easy to lose sight of the real issue: This pipeline is dangerous, unnecessary, and would cost the American people far more than we can afford. What we’re watching unfold in Washington, DC, is more than just a high-stakes political power play — it’s a scam undertaken by Big Oil’s congressional puppets on the orders of oil companies that have billions of dollars at stake.
The politicians pushing the pipeline are (how can I put this politely?) lying to the American people and pandering for dirty oil money. What do we really stand to gain if this thing is rammed down our throats? Higher gas prices, more air pollution, the threat of poisoned water, and enough carbon pollution to make stopping climate disruption next to impossible — but few of the jobs and none of the huge profits that Big Oil would reap.
Exaggerated job numbers play well to public concern about unemployment and the economy, but they are a hollow promise. The numbers from TransCanada — the company behind the pipeline — have already been discredited as fuzzy math for using tricks like double counting and incidental employment for dancers, choreographers, and speech therapists. Here’s some non-fuzzy math: The pipeline would raise gas prices across the Midwest — hurting both consumers and businesses. Ironically, the pipeline could actually destroy more jobs than it generates...
President Obama did the right and responsible thing by deciding to reevaluate this project. The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is dangerous, unnecessary, and would cost the American people far more than we can afford. We cannot — we must not — let Big Oil and its minions in Congress force it upon us against our will.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
Paul - 23%
Romney - 20%
Gingrich - 14%
Perry - 10%
Bachmann - 10%
Santorum - 10%
Huntsman - 4%
The results should worry Republican strategists for two reasons: one, 25% of caucus goers believe Mr. Romney has the best chance to defeat Obama next November, but he's still stuck at 20% and two, Paul has momentum with just two weeks to go - they need all hands on deck to sway this caucus quickly.
Romney should stop kissing New Hampshire's ass and immediately head to Iowa for the next 2 weeks, because he has the best chance of anyone to defeat Paul, due to his highest non-Paul standing and his well known electability factor, not to mention he almost won Iowa four years ago and his personal life story of social conservatism does appeal.
The legacy of neo-nazi Pat Buchanan winning New Hampshire in 1996 is bad enough, we don't need the biggest anti-semite, and frankly anti-american candidate in decades to run in the Republican field to win Iowa. Ron Paul must be stopped at all costs, and though I prefer Romney, I'll take anyone over him.
What say you?
But what is really fascinating is this:
Even with the economy being much worse than it was in 1998 more than half feel that there being a difference between rich and poor is acceptable. Another words, they like capitalism.
President Obama should take heed. Even in a horrible economy Americans don't want a quasi-socialist economy that President Obama has spent the past three years trying to create.
God Bless America.
Cross Posted at Potluck Bloggers and just a conservative girl
This action is making an already tense situation even more so. Still, it's a pretty clear sign of desperation.
A short-range missile test that North Korea conducted Monday – reported earlier by South Korean media – was not a surprise and is not of particular concern, Dempsey said. South Korean media have reported that South Korean government officials do not believe the test was related to Kim Jong Il's death.
Young and inexperienced, Kim Jong-un is seen as poised to take over North Korea with the death of his father and extend the Kim dynasty's rule over the reclusive state for a third generation.
Not much is known about the younger Kim, not even his age, though his father, Kim Jong-il, and his autocratic regime had begun making preparations for the son's transition to power.
Thought to be aged around 27, Kim Jong-un Had already been made a four-star general and occupied a prominent political post when he was reported to have made an important diplomatic visit to neighboring China in May this year.
On the trip, he introduced himself to the destitute North's main benefactor, possibly one of the most crucial diplomatic moves he will ever make.
"The rest of the world is going to have to look at someone who is basically a kid as having China's support to be the North's next leader," Yang Moo-min, of Seoul's University of North Korean Studies, said at the time.
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