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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
So with all of that said, Facebook can also be used for its gaming uses. There are many applications and games on Facebook ready for you to play at a moment's notice. Just login and install an app, and you can start playing your favorite games at once and you can play them for all day if you want. This is the case with free slots on facebook that you can play and use on your own time. By passing the time, you can use Facebook as a way to have some fun while not even leaving your home or office space. Just install the app on your facebook profile and you can start-- and you can suggest some of your favorite games to your friends and have them play them too if they so desire. It's just another way to get involved on Facebook and interact with the people that you know every single day.
At least four people are injured and two missing after an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, Coast Guard officials say.Please bookmark!
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, did not immediately have information on the conditions of those taken to hospitals.
The rig, a production platform owned by Black Elk Energy, is about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La.
Lally said two helicopters, an airplane and small boats were sent to the area on Friday. He did not know if the fire caused by the explosion had been put out yet.
Hostess Brands Inc. says it's going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to make its Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other snacks.Please bookmark!
The company had warned employees that it would file a motion with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday seeking permission to shutter its operations and sell its brands if plants hadn't resumed normal operations by a Thursday evening deadline. The deadline passed without a deal.
The closing would mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs.
"I don't know if they thought that was a bluff," CEO Gregory Rayburn said on CNBC Friday. He said the financial impact of the strike makes it "too late" to save the company even if workers have a change of heart. That's because the clients such as retailers decide to stop carrying products when supplies aren't adequate.
1. Things are never as they seem, NEVER.
"Things" are only what those in power want them
to be, they are disguised as reality, then given to
the people in the form of real life events, genuine
facts, and accurate statistics.
2. Lying is not only an accepted practice, it is
the ONLY practice. The best liars always win,
always; and the best liars stay in power the longest.
The worst position to hold in politics is one of
trying to be honest. Can you say, "prison?"
3. The law exists only to keep those in power,
in power. The law is not just, the law is not equal,
the law is not fair. The law is nothing more than a
powerful tool, used by those in power, to keep
everyone else out of power. "The law," is what
those in power say it is.
4. Power does indeed come from the barrel of
a gun. Force, threats, intimidation, character
asassination, ruined lives, trashed reputations,
murder, all are a regular function of those in power,
and used against anyone who would try to take that
power away from them.
5. The people have only one recourse against
those in power, and it is not the ballot. When
Tom Jefferson said, two hundred years ago, that
the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants, he
was not just whistling in the dark. He was stating
a hard, cold, true fact about life, liberty, and those
in power whose only obsession is to keep life and
liberty from everyone else.
Should you think this is too negative an outlook,
go to Gander Mountain, or Cabela's, purchase a
good lantern, and do the Diogenes thing in your
local government -- go search for an honest man.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The debt crisis dragged the euro zone into its second recession since 2009 in the third quarter despite modest growth in Germany and France, data showed on Thursday.Please bookmark!
The two leading economies both managed 0.2 percent growth in the July-to-September period.
But the resilience could not save the austerity-hit 17-nation bloc from overall contraction as the likes of The Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Austria shrank.
Economic output in the euro zone fell 0.1 percent in the quarter, following a 0.2-percent drop in the second quarter.
Those two quarters of contraction put the euro zone's 9.4 trillion euro ($12 trillion) economy in recession, although Italy and Spain have been contracting for a year already and Greece is suffering an outright depression.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was asked yesterday morning if the adultery scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, Marine General John Allen and the intelligence community was more important to the nation's security than the al-Qaida assault on Benghazi in September...
His response, with all due respect, wasn't kind: It was McCain being a badass:
I still can't believe the American people actually voted in Barack Obama when we had the once in a lifetime to opportunity to elect such a great and passionate hero as President.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The unveiling of these advanced weapons and missiles is believed to be a warning to America and Israel against conducting a military strike on Iran’s nuclear sites.
“Too often, the White House and Pentagon look at these Iranian exercises and conclude they have more time, especially when something the Iranians try goes wrong,” said Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser on Iran and Iraq. “This policy of procrastination is no substitute for strategy, however—after all, the Iranians can learn just as much from their mistakes as they can from their successes.”
Already, in a mere week, seven states have exceeded 25,000 each, which triggers an automatic review from the White House (or so they've promised). Those states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
At the time of writing, Texas has already garnered an incredible 97,083 signatures. In fact, over a thousand had signed the petition in the time it took to write this article.
|Nearly 100,000 Texans have signed a petition to secede|
The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.Combined, across the nation the number of signatures has exceeded 675,000 and it rapidly growing.
So children, what do you think is going to happen
four years from now?
What do you think is happening right now?
Hmmm, lets take a peek into the crystal ball...
Somewhere in the world, there is a pothead rolling
a fatty, no citizenship in any country, no medical
history, no background, no friends, no job, no life
experience, unless you count drugs, sex and booze -
and this no account is being
to be the next president of what used to be the
united states of america.
records, making up a life history, scamming up a
marriage, finding some children, buying some new
documents, making up documents, whilst hitting
up the leftist idiots in hollywood for funding.
And, they are rubbing their sweaty, grimy palms,
because they can't wait to get their hands on what
is left at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave of the gourmet
food, golf, vacations and state dinners with the
third world dictators and robed sheiks with rings
on their fingers and bells on their toes.
Oh, wait, how about this? Maybe he is some
fat redneck, dirty t-shirt, mouthful of skoal, long
neck in one hand and a dead cat in the other.
Lives in a trailer with his boyfriend, spends all day
drinking, watching the idiots on cnn and judge judy,
channel surfing, yakking on his obama phone to some
idiot who is driving, texting, eating an egg mcmuffin
and listening to greenday.
At night he is enrolled in a charm course, is on a no
carb diet and a group of chicago thugs only has two
years to get him ready for prime time.
Who knew? No one ever said, "Only in Russia, only
in Cuba, only in Siberia."
Right now, even as the thugs are struggling to figger
out the big words, neil diamond, barbar streisand,
mat damon, georg cloony, cris rock, alek balwin and
the rest of the hollowood idiots are preparing a big
fundraising bash at sarajesseidiot's trailer park.
What a country, where a peanut farmer, choom gang
banger and another villiage idiot can have a go at
destroying in a few short years what it took good
people 400 years to build.
Praise the Lord and pass the .223
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
HT: The Jewish Daily Forward
We have all heard of the untold number of Palestinian refugees displaced by the evil Israelis since they occupied the formerly Arab controlled lands in 1948, but what about the near million Jewish refugees who were displaced from Arab lands after the U.N. passed their two-state solution sixty years ago?
Oh.... You haven't heard about that? Well, one Canadian lawmaker wants to change that.
Irwin Cotler, a Liberal Party lawmaker and former Canadian justice minister, introduced a measure last week for his national parliament to recognize the 850,000 Jews who were displaced, to call on the U.N. to recognize both refugee populations and to reaffirm the original two-state solution agreed to six decades ago.
The greatest example of Jewish migration is Baghdad - before the creation of a Jewish nation almost 40% of the Iraqi capital was Jewish, but it quickly dissipated to a non-existent ethnicity, something that was seen across the Arab world as their rage against their former neighbors and even friends grew over the audacity of the Jews to reclaim their promised land.
Cotler is motivated by the complete absence of the crimes committed against Jews, Christians and other refugees from Arab lands during the same timeframe of over one hundred U.N. resolutions in support of the Palestinians plight and hardships, and desires the international record to be corrected.
We can only hope he succeeds in his efforts and Canada takes this stand with the Jews against the U.N.'s hypocrisy.
What say you?
The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape.Please bookmark!
The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011.
Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion.
Following President Barack Obama's election to a second term last week, the debate in Washington has quickly shifted to the combination of expiring tax breaks and new spending reductions known as the "fiscal cliff."
In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.Please bookmark!
While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred.
The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi.
"He was looking forward to testifying," a Petraeus friend told ABC News. "He wanted to be fully prepared."
Monday, November 12, 2012
In October, Dana Bakdounes posted a picture of herself unveiled, holding a message that read in Arabic and English, “I am with the uprising of women in the Arab world because for 20 years I was not allowed to feel the wind in my hair.”
By October 25, the picture was removed by Facebook. Facebook took further action, temporarily banning five administrators of the group because they had posted "content that violated" Facebook's terms of service.
|Deemed offensive by Facebook|
There is also word that the group was temporarily blocked completely.
Freedom of speech? Not on Facebook.
It's one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch...Please bookmark!
Still, was there not one contrarian voter in those 59 divisions, where unofficial vote tallies have President Obama outscoring Romney by a combined 19,605 to 0?
The unanimous support for Obama in these Philadelphia neighborhoods - clustered in almost exclusively black sections of West and North Philadelphia - fertilizes fears of fraud, despite little hard evidence.
Upon hearing the numbers, Steve Miskin, a spokesman for Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, brought up his party's voter-identification initiative - which was held off for this election - and said, "We believe we need to continue ensuring the integrity of the ballot."
I’ve seen quite a few opinion pieces lately examining the election’s outcome. The blame of Romney’s loss (notice I didn’t say Obama’s win; I’ll examine that in a little bit) range from too extremely conservative to not conservative enough. From not buying enough votes to not buying enough votes in the right places. From Romney’s flip-flopping to not being flexible enough. From his maligning of the 47% to his being too rich. From his purported hypocrisy of wanting a bailout while he was managing the 2000 Olympics to his not wanting to bailout the automotive industry. There is even an opinion piece in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette stating that there were too many “buffoons" that ran in the Republican primaries. “Banish the buffoons," the piece states, or “demography will reduce the Republican Party to regional influence and national irrelevance in the not-too-distant future."
Well, you get the idea. Opinions range on the reasons why Romney came up short. And while they make for interesting reading, the fact remains that more people in the right places chose to believe in another four years of hope and change than people who chose to believe in reality. However, I would like to put in my two cents’ worth on whether being “too” conservative was what sank the Romney campaign.
There is a trilogy of non-fiction books by Robert Greene that I highly recommend. They are entitled The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War. Each has quotations and other interesting tidbits that illustrate lessons that the author is trying to convey. They are available at any bookstore or online.
The following selection comes from The 33 Strategies of War, and is the very first strategy, “Declare War On Your Enemies - The Polarity Strategy”. The author gives a little background on the former Prime Minister of England, Margaret Thatcher, noting that the Labour Party and the Conservative Party had come to resemble one another. Then Thatcher was proposed as leader of the Conservative Party, which she took when the party was split.
In the winter of 1978-79, she linked the public-sector unions strike with the Labour Party and Prime Minister James Callaghan. Greene notes:
This was bold, divisive talk, good for making the evening news - but not for winning elections. You had to be gentle with the voters, reassure them, not frighten them. At least that was the conventional wisdom.
In 1979, the Labour Party called a general election, and Thatcher kept the attack up, even intensifying it. She categorized the election as a crusade against socialism and as Great Britian’s last chance to modernize. (Sound familiar?) Callaghan fired back, and Thatcher’s popularity numbers fell.
her rhetoric polarized the electorate, which could finally see the sharp difference between the parties. Dividing the public into left and right, she charged into the breach, sucking in attention and attracting the undecided. She won a sizable victory.
Thatcher had bowled over the voters, but now, as prime minister, she would have to moderate her tone, heal the wounds - according to the polls, at any rate that was what the public wanted. But Thatcher as usual did the opposite, enacting budget cuts that went even deeper than she had proposed during the campaign....
She seemed bent on pushing everyone away; her legion of enemies was growing, her poll numbers slipping still lower. Surely the next election would be her last.
Then, in 1982, Argentina decided that the time was right to claim the Falkland Islands, which they had a historical claim to possess. Argentina felt sure that the British were too busy with their own troubles and too distant from their territory to contest their claim. Many in Thatcher’s party thought that a war to reclaim the islands would be pointless and be much too costly. Thatcher thought differently, however, and sent a naval task force the 8,000 miles to retake the islands.
...now saw her qualities, which had seemed so irritating, in a new light: her obstinacy became courage, nobility. Compared to the dithering, pantywaisted, careerist men around her, Thatcher seemed resolute and confident. The British successfully won back the Falklands, and Thatcher stood taller than ever. Suddenly the country’s economic and social problems were forgotten. Thatcher now dominated the scene, and in the next two elections she crushed Labour.”
Margaret Thatcher came to power as an outsider: a middle-class woman, a right-wing radical. The first instinct of most outsiders who attain power is to become insiders -life on the outside is hard- but in doing so they lose their identity, their difference, the thing that makes them stand out in the public eye. If Thatcher had become like the men around her, she would simply have been replaced by yet another man. Her instinct was to stay an outsider. In fact, she pushed being an outsider as far as it could go: she set herself up as one woman against an army of men.
At every step of the way, to give her the contrast she needed, Thatcher marked out an opponent: the socialists, the wets [men of her own party who questioned her abilities], the Argentinians. These enemies helped to define her image as determined, powerful, self-sacrificing. Thatcher was not seduced by popularity, which is ephemeral and superficial. Pundits might obsess over popularity numbers, but in the mind of the voter -which, for a politician, is the field of battle- a dominating presence has more pull than does likability. Let some of the public hate you; you cannot please everyone. Your enemies, those you stand sharply against, will help you forge a support base that will not desert you. Do not crowd into the center, where everyone else is; there is no room to fight in a crowd. Polarize people, drive some of them away, and create space for battle.
Everything in life conspires to push you into the center, and not just politically. The center is the realm of compromise. Getting along with other people is an important skill to have, but it comes with a danger: by always seeking the path of least resistance, the path of conciliation, you forget who you are, and you sink into the center with everyone else. Instead see yourself as a fighter, an outsider surrounded by enemies. Constant battle will keep you strong and alert. It will help to define what you believe in, both for yourself and for others. Do not worry about antagonizing people; without antagonism there is no battle, and without battle, there is no chance of victory. Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared. Victory over your enemies will bring you a more lasting popularity. [all emphasis mine]
The only thing that I can add to that is that whenever you compromise, you give away a part of yourself. Too much compromise, and you will have given too much of yourself away.
We as conservatives need to stick to our principles. To Hell with the people who hate us; they'll never like us, no matter what we do. They have proven their enmity to us, and they will never be our friends. Why continue to reach out to them when we know that they will bite us like a rabid dog?
Was Romney a good candidate? I'll answer with, "Good enough". Definitely better than the alternative, but that's a pretty low bar to be jumping over.
Did he run a good campaign? Ah, now, that's a different question. Some of the things that happened, I didn't personally agree with, but I could see the thinking behind it. The ultimate answer, however, is "not good enough".
We need to start working on winning the midterms in 2014, and blocking what we can legislatively, turning Obama into the lamest duck in American history.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The CEO of popular pizza chain Papa John's says his employees may face reduced hours and he expects his business costs to rise because President Obama's re-election most likely insures the president's health care reform law will be implemented in full.Please bookmark!
NaplesNews.com reports John Schnatter made the remarks to a small group at Edison State College's Collier County campus the day after the election.
Schnatter, who supported Mitt Romney in the election, said all Americans having health insurance under ObamaCare is a good, but estimates the change will cost Papa John's $5 million to $8 million annually.
Schnatter estimated that these rising costs could adversely affect his workers. Since only full-time employees working 30 hours or more must be covered under the new law, he said he expects franchise owners will be forced to cut employees' hours because they can't afford the costs of health insurance plans.
"That's probably what's going to happen," he said according to NaplesNews.com. "It's common sense. That's what I call lose-lose."
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The IDF fired a warning shot, in the form of a guided missile, at the Syrian military on Sunday after a Syrian shell exploded in the Golan Heights for the second time in recent days.Please bookmark!
Israel has not fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
"In the midst of Syrian infighting, a mortar shell fired by the Syrian army struck near an [IDF] outpost at Tel Hazeka," IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai said. The shell failed to cause injuries or damages, but was one of a series of shells that landed in Israeli territory.
"In light of the policy instituted by IDF Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, a warning round was fired back into Syria. We don't believe it caused injuries or damages," Mordechai added.
Military sources said the IDF fired an advnaced Tapuz-type missile at a Syrian artillery cannon.
According to the source of this audio, "Election officials in Philadelphia's 20th Ward, 1st Division attempted to prevent court-appointed Republican minority inspectors (regarding minority party) from doing their job to monitor elections."
Here is a complete transcript of the interaction:
GOP Inspector: These guys have a court order. They have to be able to sit here.
Dem Inspector: They not sitting here. They can sit in here, but they not sitting at this board. They not running this. I run this!
GOP Inspector: Well, they're the minority inspectors, ma'am.
Dem Inspector: I don't care. I don't care!
GOP Inspector: That's what the law says.
Dem Inspector: I don't care what the law says, I say! I'm not turning them away... they aren't sitting here at this board.
GOP Inspector: I'm going to call the legal division.
Dem Inspector: I don't care, call 'em!
You can listen to the audio below:
There are a lot of points that could be the reason or part of the reason for this to happen. These include parts of: the media, the debate moderators, Hurricane Sandy, demographics, or whatever. Let us know where you think everything landed.