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Africa North
MEMRI: Morsi in 2010: No to Negotiations with the Blood-Sucking, Warmongering "Descendants of Apes and Pigs"
Posted by: tipper || 01/13/2013 06:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top||

#1  Considering Memri is an Uncultured Babboon, I thank you.

(Limited, we don't want the Babboons to get Uppity)

And any Babboon descendants. (If any)
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/13/2013 16:46 Comments || Top||


Europe
Criticizing Islam considered national security threat
Spanish authorities threaten to deport Christian to certain death for speaking out
Posted by: tipper || 01/13/2013 05:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top||

#1  America must be Hell for them.

Too bad.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/13/2013 16:48 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
"It can't happen here."
h/t Instapundit
The Second Amendment is obsolete, some say. The idea that the United States could ever turn tyrannical is pure paranoia, some say.

Well, let's look at that.

Rounding up people and sending them to concentration camps (whether called "reservations" or "relocation centers"). Check. (Treatment of Native Americans. Japanese-American "Relocation Centers" during World War II).

Illegal medical experiments involving infecting people with diseases, not treating them, and observing the effects done on people without their knowledge or consent. Check. (Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment--and particularly interesting how that was "explained" to the victims as they were getting free health care from the US Government.)

Arbitrary searches of American citizens' households aimed at the seizure of property without either probable cause or any kind of warrant. Check. (post-Katrina gun Confiscation)

Laws passed allowing the indefinite detention of American Citizens without due process of law. Check. (NDAA 2012)

American citizens going about their daily business being stopped and searched again without probable cause or any kind of warrant (or even the "reasonably articulable suspicion" for a "Terry Stop"). Check. (TSA, not just at Airports, but at bus terminals, rail and subway terminals, highways, even High School Proms.)

"Can't happen here?" It has and is happening here.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/13/2013 05:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top||

#1  Some might preferred a walled community in Idaho where the 2nd Amendment is strongly adhered to: Link. One has to be able to shoot straight and make 7 out of 10 hits at 100 yards with iron sights.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2013 10:46 Comments || Top||

#2  "Unfortunately for America and those who believe that our nation is immune from reverting into a totalitarian dictatorship, one of the key aspects of the original 1948 legislation, also known as the Smith-Mundt Act then, has now been swept aside by both political parties as a rider on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2013. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) issued a gleeful and innocent sounding press release on January 3rd which stated in part:




The defense authorization bill that the President signed last night includes a provision that reduces restrictions on the dissemination of materials within the United States that were originally intended for audiences overseas. This means that news and information programs produced by BBG journalists for people in more than 100 countries can also be made available for broadcast within the United States; many already are available worldwide via the Internet. The provision was originally known as the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act when it was first introduced in Congress in 2010 and re-introduced last year."
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 01/13/2013 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Does the fancy wording PROHIBIT BBC from reporting it?

If not, Good.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/13/2013 16:50 Comments || Top||

#4  AFAIS the US is intent on anti-Constitutionally surrendering sovereign Power-n-Authority to the future OWG + OWG NAU, but widout haven't having to ask the American People or Electorate iff they want OWG, NAU, Socialism or even to legally or popularly amend the US Constitution.

Everyone about talking about bring foreign workers to CONUS to takeover the jobs from AMericans + US Corporations - NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT BRINGING US WORKERS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO WORK.

Americans will have few to no jobs or $$$, but yet under OWG + OWG NAU Americans [interim?] the USA are still expected to dominate + payout scarce $$$ to support the quality-of-life of other sovereign? countries.

AMERICANS = NO JOBS OR $$$ WHETHER ON THE LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT, FAR OR "ULTRAS", OR INDEPENDENT.

Iff the People or Electorate are lucky, they'll be asked circa 10-15 years or more down the road after OWG + OWG NAU, etc. is PDeniably already in place. IOW, THE PEOPLE OR ELECTORATE HAVE TO SUFFER FOR 10-15 YEARS OR MORE BECAUSE OUR GOVTCRITTERS DON'T WANNA LOSE THEIR JOBS OR BE HANGED FROM THE NEAREST HIGH TREE, FOR DECEPTION = MISREPRESENTATION, MANIPULATION, + VIOLATING THE US CONSTITUTION.

Alas, History says that economic chaos or anarchy isn't enuff by itself - thusly IMO the real sign of any "Civil War II" occurring in the US will be in 2014 iff US State-local Govts vote to formally secede from the Federal Union of States as back in 1860 + 1861, as extended from what occurs this year in 2013 vee the US-World economy + IRAN, CHINA espec CHINA [NE Asia = East Asian military conflict? Limited to Full Nuclear Confrontation].

Lest we fergit, 1990's CLINTONISM + OWG-NWO > "THE USA MUST BE RESTRAINED OR CONTROLLED" = THE US MUST ACCEPT OWG GLOBALISM + SOCIALISM [Commie-Socialist World Order = CWO-SWO] OR THE US WILL BE DESTROYED".

lEST WE FERGIT II, SAME > "THE US-N-ONLY-THE-US MUST 'ABSORB' OR 'TOLERATE' A MAJOR TERROR OR "ROGUE" NUCLEAR STRIKE, + N-O-T RESPOND TO SAME WID OVERWHELMING MILITARY OR NUCLEAR FORCE".

Our Mainstream "SACRED NATIONAL COMMUNISM", as perverted + corrupted by "Arrogant Fascist Capitalist Male Brute" GOP-Rightists. IOW, POST-COLD WAR 1990'S WASHINGTON = USA WAS A DE FACTO COMMUNIST GOVT + COUNTRY, JUST WID "FASCIST" = "LIMITED COMMUNIST" = NATIONAL SOCIALIST OR ANTI-GLOBALIST SOCIALIST/LIBERAL COMMUNIST DISSENTERS.

Iff the above was not a recipe for Martial Law, Authoritarianism-Totalitarianism, + despotic SOcialism in America = Amerika, I don't know what is.

GEE WHIZ, WEREN'T OUR POLITICOS BACK IN THE 1990'S NICE FOR N-O-T TELLING AMERICANS THE US IS ALREADY SSSSSSSSHHHHHH ....CCCCCCCCCCC A COMMUNIST-SOCIALIST COUNTRY, "JOB DESCRIPTION" + "REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY" NOTWITHSTANDING.

D *** NG IT, its only been a mere 12 years going on 13 going on ... since POTUS Billary!

The US is ...
> Communist
> Leftist-Socialist
> "Globalist"
> Anti-Sovereign or soon will be - OWG NAU 2015.
> "Birther-ist" - OWG AMerika led by National + OWG Leaders whom may have little to no ties or allegiance to the OWG Mighty USSA = OWG Weak USRoA [USRoNA] Global SSR.
> NO GUNS-N-NO-FREEDOMS, or soon won't have any.

OWG + OWG NAU 2015 [interim?] = SSSSHHH...CCCCCC MORE SOCIALISM, NOT LESS. Iff Amerikans were complaining before, theirs + US State-Local Govts' pecking order just got much Much M-U-C-H MMMMUUUUUUCCCCCHHHHHH LOWER, N-O-T HIGHER.

All dats missing is "SOLYENT GREEN IS PEOPLE"!

Oh wait, NASA-JPL wants to recycle human + other waste into something edible for Space Travel - OOOOOOOOPPPPPSSSSSSIES, MY BAD.

But I digress ...
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/13/2013 19:48 Comments || Top||


As depth of betrayal sinks in, followers of Al Gore feel confused and misled
Posted by: tipper || 01/13/2013 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top||

#1  there are lots of other celeb enviros to worship

Posted by: lord garth || 01/13/2013 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  The dazed and confused have trouble with their global warming icon? The Jonestown People's Temple syndrome--just the Koolade is missing. Ah, what can go wrong with global warming and socialism? Never mind; just a rhetorical question.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2013 10:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Are we supposed to be sympathetic?
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 01/13/2013 10:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Greenism is Economic spiked "Koolaid".
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/13/2013 10:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Its called being so very wrong, not the oops left the milk out wrong, but people getting hurt wrong. Could have woke up when he come on as a sex offender, but y'all thought you were the line chef when you were merely eggs the whole time. Teach others the folly of worshiping men and consider that there are other personalities taking you for easy marks.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2013 11:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Jeez, noble lefties suckered...AGAIN!
Posted by: tu3031 || 01/13/2013 12:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Can I point and laugh now, or would doing so only harden their denial and make them double their efforts?
Posted by: gorb || 01/13/2013 13:17 Comments || Top||

#8  They'll find another god. They always do...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/13/2013 13:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Obama was a contender for awhile. Has that changed recently?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2013 14:03 Comments || Top||

#10  The wailing and lamentations of believers are music to my ears.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/13/2013 14:05 Comments || Top||

#11  "Obama was a contender for awhile. Has that changed recently?"

I think that changed with their first (smaller) paycheck this year, JohnQ. :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 01/13/2013 14:06 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: Frank G || 01/13/2013 14:49 Comments || Top||

#13  Finaly figured Him out, did you?

He's in for the MONEY, not the fame.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/13/2013 16:58 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Krauthammer: The meaning of Hagel
Smart man, that Charles Krauthammer.
Posted by: tipper || 01/13/2013 02:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top||


Obamacare's Other Shoe
John Kerry, and the Pentagon and Chuck Hagel
by Mark Steyn
Just because we deserve it, dear Reader. It's been a while since we indulged ourselves like this.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [430 views] Top||

#1  More like the hob-nailed boots of ObamaCare.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2013 10:56 Comments || Top||


Oops! DiFi doesn't buy her domain name
And great fun is being had by those who beat her to it.
Posted by: Beavis || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top||


Home Front: WoT
Boundaries of the permissible
"I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it."

¬ó Col. Nathan Jessep to Lt. Daniel Kaffee

"A Few Good Men" (1992)
Posted by: tipper || 01/13/2013 02:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top||

#1  Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey goes further: Khalid Sheik Mohammed "broke like a dam" under harsh techniques, including waterboarding, and his "torrent of information" included "the nickname of a trusted courier of bin Laden," perhaps the one who is central to the movie's narrative.

I'm not as much concerned with the military aspects of the operation as I am the political. But then, the movie and this shocking, Hollywood orchestrated 're-heat and serve' waterboarding controversy should be sufficient to re-focus my political focus and questions.....if only I would go see the movie, which I will not.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2013 3:28 Comments || Top||

#2  I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the actual blanket that I provide, and then demands a better blanket.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/13/2013 8:20 Comments || Top||


Chuck Hagel Joins the Palestine Firsters
Posted by: tipper || 01/13/2013 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top||

#1  What do you mean 'joins'?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/13/2013 14:12 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Something To Kill And Die For In Iraq
[Strategy Page]
Posted by: tipper || 01/13/2013 11:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top||

#1  While al Qaeda still considers Iraq a major battleground, al Qaeda does not have the resources it had seven years ago. Back then, al Qaeda had over 30,000 active members, now it has less than 2,000. Back then Iraq was the major front for al Qaeda and over a hundred volunteers (most for suicide bomb missions) entered Iraq (usually from Syria) each month. Now only one or two volunteers come in each month, and usually not via Syria. More al Qaeda members leave Iraq each month, to Syria mainly, as well as Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Africa and other places where al Qaeda groups still survive.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/13/2013 14:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Lemmings looking for cliffs?
Posted by: Water Modem || 01/13/2013 15:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I guess the Brotherhood looks like the strong horse these days.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/13/2013 15:32 Comments || Top||

#4  The Quran says Kill, so kill yourself and get Immediate entry into Paradise, (I won'r stop you)
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/13/2013 16:56 Comments || Top||



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