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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Chinese Threat To U.S. Power Grid Closer Than Thought
[InvestorsBusinessDaily]
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top||

#1  A few dozen men with well-placed rifle shots could do a terrific amount of damage to the grid. Who needs the Chinese anyway?
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/26/2014 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Having built a few substations, it wouldn't take much if you knew what was 'fragile'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/26/2014 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  I'd bet you're an old CIPS employee Richard.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 9:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Nope, never worked for the Central Illinois folks. I did know a few from regional groups.

My experience is further north behind the Cheddar Curtain, 10K Lakes, Dakotas and UP.

We do a lot of 'road trips' to the south when we get tired of winter, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/26/2014 9:32 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Al-Sisi's Peace Plan
[Ynet] The general-turned-president would like to send Egyptian forces into the West Bank and Gazoo, as a temporary measure until Israel and the Paleostinians strike a peace deal; as tempting as it sounds, Israel would do well to be cautious for now.

During his first trip to Europe, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi gave an interview to the Italian media in which he voiced a far-reaching and highly significant proposal concerning the grinding of the peace processor â the deployment of Egyptian military forces to monitor the implementation of the peace agreement between Israel and the Paleostinians.

It's safe to assume that every Israeli cringes on hearing the phrase "the deployment of military forces to Paleostine," with all the negative connotations it evokes (the War of Independence, the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War). Are we dealing this time with "a peace assault?" Is the Egyptian initiative a serious one worthy of discussion?
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Posted by: trailing wife || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [28 views] Top||

#1  We've been to this movie before.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/26/2014 3:35 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
10 Signs That Russia Is Preparing To Fight (And Win) A Nuclear War With The United States
[InvestmentWatchBlog] "Did you know that Russia is building submarines that are so quiet that the U.S. military cannot detect them? These “black hole” submarines can freely approach the coastlines of the United States without fear of being detected whenever they want. In fact, a “nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles” sailed around in the Gulf of Mexicofor several weeks without being detected back in 2012. And now Russia is launching a new class of subs that have 'advanced stealth technology'. The U.S. Navy openly acknowledges that they cannot track these subs when they are submerged. That means that the Russians are able to sail right up to our coastlines and launch nukes whenever they want."
Posted by: Greter Uneretle5305 || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top||

#1  Preparing to fight and lose a nuke war would seem to be a bad investment.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/26/2014 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Stealth subs, damn now we gotta close the gap again.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/26/2014 5:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Most targets have to be big enough to hit with any accuracy. My bet falls on metro areas most of which are blue islands of Donk dominance.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/26/2014 8:47 Comments || Top||

#4  When the Ohio class first went to sea, sonar techs would look for drops in noise level to find them.
Nothing new.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/26/2014 11:21 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't think Putin is stupid enough to hit Washington DC. Those idiots are his biggest asset.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/26/2014 11:26 Comments || Top||

#6  AA - Then the subs will have to broadcast a simulation of undersea noise. Rather like a new BMW uses its sound system to fill the cabin with "proper" engine noise instead of the real thing.
Posted by: KBK || 11/26/2014 13:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Ah. Like Quicken Loans Arena.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/26/2014 14:18 Comments || Top||

#8  KBK gotta train 'em up proper. If they can't hear ya they can't train.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/26/2014 14:42 Comments || Top||


Is Russia Banning Islam?
by Raymond Ibrahim
The key bits:
[PJMedia] Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the "radicalization" of Moslems within its border.

Recent pro-Islamic reports are complaining that Russia is banning the Islamic hijab--the headdress Islamic law requires Moslem women to wear--and, perhaps even more decisively, key Islamic scriptures, on the charge that they incite terrorism.

While this move against the hijab may appear as discriminatory against religious freedom, the flipside to all this--which perhaps Russia, with its significant Moslem population is aware of--is that, wherever the Islamic hijab proliferates, so too does Islamic supremacism and terrorism. Tawfik Hamid, a former aspiring Islamic jihadi, says that "the proliferation of the hijab is strongly correlated with increased terrorism.... Terrorism became much more frequent in such societies as Indonesia, Egypt, Algeria, and the U.K. after the hijab became prevalent among Moslem women living in those communities."

The reason for this correlation is clear: strict Islamic Sharia commands jihad ("terrorism") against unbelievers just as it commands Moslem women to don the hijab. Where one proliferates--evincing adherence to Sharia--so too will the other naturally follow.

But Russia's growing list of Islamic books to be banned on the charge that they incite terrorism is perhaps more significant. in the words of Arabic news site Elaph: "This move [ban on the hijab] coincides with a growing number of religious books to be prohibited, with dozens of them being placed on the terrorist list, including Sahih Bukhari and numerous booklets containing verses from the Koran and sayings of the prophet."

According to Apastovsk district RT prosecutors, Sahih Bukhari is being targeted because it promotes "exclusivity of one of the world's religions," namely Islam, or, in the words of a senior assistant to the prosecutor of Tatarstan Ruslan Galliev, it promotes "a bully boy Islam" which "arouses ethnic, religious enmity."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top||

#1  An alternate title would be "Has Russia came to understand Islam?"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/26/2014 3:52 Comments || Top||

#2  More like Russia banning the unusable parts of Islam.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/26/2014 9:40 Comments || Top||

#3  What are the usable parts?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/26/2014 13:44 Comments || Top||

#4  They have banned religions before.
Posted by: Grunter || 11/26/2014 13:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Islam is a Religion?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/26/2014 14:00 Comments || Top||

#6  More than a religion, Grom. It chops, it slices...
Posted by: Grunter || 11/26/2014 14:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Keeps the neighbors kids outta your yard,
Removes stains from a wall, removes wall from the stain.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/26/2014 14:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Worked pretty well for the Soviet Union.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/26/2014 15:13 Comments || Top||


Economy
Who Will Wind Up Holding the Bag in the Shale Gas Bubble?
We've been writing off and on about how the sudden fall in gas prices has been expected to put a lot of shale gas development on hold. In fact, quite a few analysts believe that one of the big Saudi aims in refusing to support oil prices was to dent the prospects for competitive energy sources, not just renewables like wind and hydro power, but shale gas.

Even though OilPrice reported that US rig count had indeed fallen as oil prices plunged, John Dizard at the Financial Times (hat tip Scott) gives a more intriguing piece of the puzzle: the degree to which production is still chugging along despite it being uneconomical. The oil majors have been criticized for levering up to continue developing when it is cash-flow negative; they are presumably betting that prices will be much higher in short order.
Posted by: badanov || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top||

#1  Since the EPA and the entrenched mindset at DOE are antifossil fuel, if there is a bubble and a collapse of shale gas, there will not be any help.

If on the other hand if were solar, wait, that's already happened...wind, that too, or some other cockamamie alternate energy source, there would be/has been a bail out.

If this were coal, the Dems would try to regulate it out of business.
Posted by: Mystic || 11/26/2014 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Betting on infinite expansion in a finite world has never been a good idea, but it might pay off for those who bail out the soonest.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/26/2014 5:58 Comments || Top||

#3  IMA taking the 'long view.' I've been hearing stories of the oil patch playing out and the world running out of oil since the 1950's.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 6:06 Comments || Top||

#4  The world will run out of money to pay for that oil long before it runs out of the oil itself.
You read it here first!
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/26/2014 6:52 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder why there has been little reporting on the fact that many small shale oil producers have hedged their output through 2015 (and some even later, and most at $85+). Thus, they have no incentive to cease drilling for the time being.
Posted by: Ulique Pelosi8805 || 11/26/2014 10:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Seems to me there is some law about flooding a market to reduce prices in order to put competition out of business. The US should apply sanctions to Saudi Arabia.

Yeah, I like cheap oil, but I'd rather keep the Wahhabi out of my oil. It gunks up everything it touches.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/26/2014 15:12 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Jerry Pournelle: Civilizing barbarians
At least one black leader, a State Senator, has declared that we are now in a race war, blacks and their sympathizers vs. everyone else. She has no authority to declare any such thing, and she certainly does not speak for anything like a majority of African Americans, nor, I suspect, for anything like a majority of liberal intellectuals, but it is an astonishing to say.

We are not in a race war, but there are similarities to a barbarian invasion. We have a barbarian culture within the United States. The most common cause of death of black males is to be killed by another black male. There are other sub cultures in which homicide is common. Generally the barbarian culture does not interact with the majority of the middle class, but in so-called ghetto areas American citizens cannot avoid interactions with the barbarian culture. They live there, and they can’t avoid it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/26/2014 14:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top||


Gen Honore: If Riots Don't Stop, May Have to Invoke the Insurrection Act
Tuesday on CNN, retired lieutenant general and the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina Gen. Russel L. Honore said if the riots in Missouri cant be controlled the next step is "the Insurrection Act."
Video at link.
Partial transcript as follows:
It takes a lot of patience he on the police part to understand that civil disobedience by it self is to force the police to take actions. So the people stand in the street, and if it can be done in a safe way, sometimes it's best to observe that as long as it doesn't go violent. More often than not, many times the police will want to move them out of the street because I said so . And that is when the pushing and shoving starts, and that's when they go violent and when they put people in jail. Or people actually do criminal acts like throw things at the police. You throw something at the police, you're going to go to jail. I think police are in the city unlike Ferguson and St. Louis that have mobilized National Guard and backup troops, they're dealing with shift officers who are probably working overtime.

They're going to have it to change their game unless they can come to a political conclusion that says, hey, we're going to do this in terms of a federal review of procedures across the country at the heart of this issue or we're going to have a blue ribbon panel that has 90 days to make recommendations to the federal government as well as to every state on how we deal with these issues in the future.

I'm going to tell you this, Anderson, if St. Louis can't control this, you know what the next step is and it's called the Insurrection Act, the same thing they did in Los Angeles. We're nowhere near that now, but people might want to look at that because that is a statute that's designed if local authorities cannot control and provide civil law inside their cities."
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top||

#1  The police could easily control the situation if they were permitted to do so. If the troublemakers had to pick a little #6 shot out of their arses, the BS would soon stop. The concept of a "Blue Ribbon Panel" is pure rubbish. Enforce the laws currently on the books, no interruptions, no exceptions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Once all the businesses have been looted and burned, the rioting will stop. Of move to the next town...
Posted by: Bobby || 11/26/2014 7:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee, just think what Obola could do with the Insurrection Act.

Marshal law would allow him "at least in his mind" to suspend all of the Constitution, send Congress home and rule by decree. He'd quote Lincoln and suspend Habeas Corpus and round up the Tea Party, Republicans and all of Fox News.

Nirvana.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/26/2014 8:30 Comments || Top||

#4  The problem with that line of thought is when he turns to the military to enforce it, they can ask why should you be the man in charge and not the ones with the swords bullets. When you're a Marxist without a grasp of 4000 years of human history and behavior you might miss that point repeatedly recorded time and time again.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/26/2014 8:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Reference #3. I would hate to have to construct a list of events that were predicted here, which have actually came about.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 8:59 Comments || Top||

#6  But the idea of suspending the rule of law under the guise of some calamity or urban unrest is part of the game plan.

Why do you think he has been assembling a private army in DHS and other normally unarmed agencies?

And why do you think he has been so willing to create so much unrest and havoc with our economy? Seems to be searching for a hot button that will set off a major armed conflagration somewhere as an excuse.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 11/26/2014 11:53 Comments || Top||

#7  NO.
Posted by: newc || 11/26/2014 12:07 Comments || Top||

#8  All part of the "Take America Over" plan.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/26/2014 12:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Reference #4: that's why the Bolsheviks, very quickly, created the Red Army. They weren't about to trust the old army.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/26/2014 12:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Beso, you are so right. When this A$$hole was elected in 2008 I gave my wife of 10 things that I expected to go wrong. Unbeknownst to me she wrote them down and saved them.

She told me right after the mid-terms that she had done that to show me after 2016. Now that 7 of them have come to pass she let me know.......I thank the 'burg for making me look smart.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/26/2014 12:53 Comments || Top||

#11  They are still stuck on stupid.
Posted by: KBK || 11/26/2014 13:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Forget the Insurrection Act just borrow this bit of English.

12 is the number, not 11 nor 13, 12.

oppose, obstruct, or in any manner wilfully and knowingly lett, hinder, or hurt any person or persons that shall begin to proclaim, or go to proclaim according to the proclamation hereby directed to be made, whereby such proclamation shall not be made, that then every such apposing, obstructing, letting, hindering or hurting such person or persons, so beginning or going to make such proclamation, as aforesaid, shall be adjudged felony without benefit of clergy, and the offenders therein shall be adjudged felons, and shall suffer death as in case of felony, without benefit of clergy; and that also every such person or persons so being unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled, to the number of twelve, as aforesaid, or more, to whom proclamation should or ought to have been made if the same had not been hindred, as aforesaid, shall likewise, in case they or any of them, to the number of twelve or more, shall continue together, and not disperse themselves within one hour after such lett or hindrance so made, having knowledge of such lett or hindrance so made, shall be adjudged felons, and shall suffer death as in case of felony, without benefit of clergy.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/26/2014 15:06 Comments || Top||


The Trouble With Ferguson
Posted by: junkiron || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top||

#1  he hit that out of the park.
Posted by: Mystic || 11/26/2014 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Agree Mystic. The mindset though is similar to that which I see from some European friends. If it doesn't directly effect them immediately then don't worry about it, don't even think about it the government will do what's best.

Our brethern from the UK are all visiting for T'giving and I can't believe their naivete about the slippery slope. "Oh, since we pay taxes for NIH the gov't is perfectly justified in issuing "guidelines" for "no more than one pint in the pub", 7 drinks a week is excessive, the girls of Rottherham were from broken homes (aka trailer trash) and went along with it to start with and what could the council do....etc.

They are frogs in the kettle and don't notice the water getting warmer or think that it's a good thing to take a warm bath.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/26/2014 8:45 Comments || Top||

#3  AlanC, that is embracing serfdom. Or worse.

Let's look at the pint/night goal.

Accomplish that on your own, is a positive emotion. To be prevented from failing under force of boot is a negative emotion.

Government guidelines, especially something important like health care, are the 250lb dude slinging his arm over your shoulder and suggesting you take a walk with him. If you hesitate, you feel a knife point in his pocket.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/26/2014 12:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Well AlanC, nowadays where are only two ways to get a Briton outraged: criticize his football team or praise Israel.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/26/2014 14:08 Comments || Top||


Ted Nugent’s Awesome Ferguson Post: Don’t Let Your Kids Grow Up To Be Thugs
The Nuge being The Nuge!
Posted by: Greter Uneretle5305 || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top||

#1  I wonder how far the black officer shooting the black kid thing in Cleveland will go?

No mention of the race of the police man so by exclusion I would say he is black.

Or the black policeman that shot the unarmed white kid about a week after the Brown shooting...not a peep in the media.

The problem is that the media and the racism/critical theory narrative puts the police in a double bind. If Officer Wilson had, instead of using his service weapon had used mace and a billy club to subdue Brown, the narrative would have been police brutality...since Wilson used his service weapon, the narrative is racism and discrimination.

The media's coverage of this entire affair seems to make the shooting in Florida look like a warm up exercise.

I wonder what does the media have invested in inciting riots?

I would guess they are running cover for something that Obama has done that they want to keep off the front page.
Posted by: Mystic || 11/26/2014 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Those of us with a soul do indeed believe black lives matter, as all lives matter. So quit killin each other you fuckin idiots. Drive safely.

The Nuge abides.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/26/2014 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Missouri National Guard restores order.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 5:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Not getting into the news about the situation on Fergadishu:
A huge number of schools in that area decided to close earlier this week & to stay closed until things calm down.
The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in downtown St. Louis has been canceled. It's been going on for 30 years.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association persists in its plans to hold the Show-Me bowl (MO H.S. championships) in St. Louis Friday & Saturday. Are they idiots or what?
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/26/2014 6:58 Comments || Top||

#5  The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in downtown St. Louis has been canceled. It's been going on for 30 years.

An added benefit to the regime. Stories about well armed pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a meal not provided by big gov't. Giving thanks to their creator.... how unprogressive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 7:34 Comments || Top||


Eric Von Holder will indict Darren Wilson on Civil Rights violations
[Freedom Fighters Journal] Attorney General Eric Holder asserted that the Justice Department was not finished with the shooting of Michael Brown, after the grand jury in Ferguson did not indict Officer Darren Wilson.

“While the grand jury proceeding in St. Louis County has concluded, the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown remains ongoing,” he said in a statement. Holder added that the department would continue to “investigate allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department.”

Holder called for peace in the streets of Ferguson, but acknowledged the deep distrust of law enforcement officials in the black community.

“This incident has sparked a national conversation about the need to ensure confidence between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve. While constructive efforts are underway in Ferguson and communities nationwide, far more must be done to create enduring trust,” he said.

Holder called for protesters to remain peaceful, even though they were angry at the verdict.

“Though there will be disagreement with the grand jury’s decision not to indict, this feeling should not lead to violence,” he said.

He also called for police forces to show restraint in their policing of the community throughout the night.

“In the coming days, it will likewise be important for local law enforcement authorities to respect the rights of demonstrators and deescalate tensions by avoiding excessive displays—and uses—of force,” he said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top||

#1  What about the demonstrators use of displays of unnecessary force?

Fifty years of the narrative of racism and discrimination by the Democrats and their water bearers at the NAACP, SCLC, et al., plus the media is the problem. The Democrats with their malicious social engineering of blacks as a permanent captive constituency are to blame.

Put yourself on trial for all of your grandstanding during the first riots and the investigations...
Posted by: Mystic || 11/26/2014 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Since the population of Ferguson,MO is 65% black and 100% of perps in the Mike Brown case are black, this is an obvious civil rights violation under the Disparate Impact theory. If only Officer Wilson had also shot 45% of a white man...

I'd be surprised if the DOJ *didn't* bring some sort of civil rights charge against Wilson. An example of the process being it's own form of punishment.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/26/2014 1:53 Comments || Top||

#3  See, and here I thought that Holder has already resigned.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/26/2014 5:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Holder is simply following orders.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 5:57 Comments || Top||

#5  So the Holder the Disgraced is going to have his a$$ handed to him by the resulting verdict a year after he leaves office.

How about going after Sharpton for incitement?
Posted by: gorb || 11/26/2014 8:38 Comments || Top||

#6  A question:

Don't the Feds have to go through a grand jury process also? Doesn't this put Holder in the same boat as the State prosecutor?

What happens if Wilson gets off twice?

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 11/26/2014 9:52 Comments || Top||

#7  I was wondering that yesterday over roux...what if this case did go to trial, and we got to see all of the evidence and witness accounts?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/26/2014 10:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Black priviledge.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/26/2014 11:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Holder's office must be very busy investigating all the black on nonblack shootings and rapes for civil rights violations.

No?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/26/2014 11:23 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Reaping ObamaCare’s Rewards, Insurers Come to Its Aid
[TheNewAmerican] It’s not hard to see why insurers are happy with the present state of affairs under ObamaCare. They did, after all, have a large hand in crafting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and thus many of its provisions naturally favor them. “Indeed,” observed the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, 'the individual mandate is the greatest single act of corporate welfare in memory: The government uses the power of the state to force Americans to become insurance customers and then throws in a subsidy that underwrites the cost of insurance coverage.' On top of that, through the ACA’s 'risk corridors,' insurers “again get taxpayer cash if the exchanges wind up skewed by adverse selection and their costs rise,” she added. In other words, it’s heads, Big Insurance wins; tails, everyone else loses.
Posted by: Greter Uneretle5305 || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top||

#1  Just like the Stimulus package for bankers and the Credit card legislation for bankers...every major piece of legislation passed by the Dems under nowhere man is at its core welfare for its generous donors and supporters.
Posted by: Mystic || 11/26/2014 0:26 Comments || Top||


How Big of a Problem Is Susan Rice?
[Commentary] And indeed, while Hagel was no superstar, Rice crops up in each account of his ouster. Politico reports that “Hagel’s main gripe, according to people close to him, was what he viewed as a disorganized National Security Council run by Rice—a criticism shared by [White House chief of staff Denis] McDonough, according to a senior administration official.” Politico also points out that in this respect, Hagel was no outlier; his predecessors, Bob Gates and Leon Panetta, shared this concern.
Posted by: Greter Uneretle5305 || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top||

#1  Stupid or ignorant people are not a problem as long as you keep them locked in the basement or assigned to a cubicle without a telephone or computer.

The problem is that our entire national defense effort is being run by two women who shouldn't be allowed to use sharp objects.
Posted by: Mystic || 11/26/2014 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  One of Pappy's "War Hens".

:)
Posted by: Shipman || 11/26/2014 5:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Somebody running top cover for ValJar?
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/26/2014 7:28 Comments || Top||

#4  My thoughts too, ed.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/26/2014 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Mystic, they can have telephones (rotary dial) and computers.........just don't connect the wires.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/26/2014 8:49 Comments || Top||


Holder told Gov. Nixon to keep National Guard out of Ferguson?
Posted by: Greter Uneretle5305 || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top||

#1  Personally I suspect Gov Nixon realized that if the National Guard goes in and a single person is bloodied or killed no matter what the reason he would be blamed, so he chickened out.

After all when the businesses are all burned and Obama has declared disaster area he can be the guy giving out checks and posing for pictures while damning the injustice of it all.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/26/2014 15:10 Comments || Top||


Debunking the House Intelligence Report on Benghazi
In simple terms, this report is a whitewash of the CIA, which, along with the State Department, was responsible for arming and assisting the very jihadist militia groups that rose to power in the first place during the 2011 rebellion against Muammar Qaddafi, and who later murdered our people in Benghazi. The biggest intelligence failure of all that is never mentioned is the failure to understand the essential hostility of the jihadist ideology of the groups with which our government was dealing.
Posted by: Greter Uneretle5305 || 11/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top||

#1  We've sliced and diced Benghazi to the 10 micron level and it is clear that it was a planned and coordinated attack and the CIA, POTUS and State sat on their thumbs.

Still wonder what Stephens was doing in Benghazi, that is still the $64,000 question. Lots of conjecture but no facts. I think the white wash is to cover up the true reason why Stephens was in Benghazi, a reason that would expose Hilda and the empty suit as the complete foreign policy idiots they are...I have no idea what they are trying to hide, but I am sure it has to do with the WHY of Stephens in Benghazi, I am sure what ever the reason, it is a real DOOZY and a major league foxtrot uniform FUBAR CIA/State contraption.
Posted by: Mystic || 11/26/2014 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Aegis Systems - The Counter Jihad Report
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3  A quick Wiki backgrounder on Aegis LLC founder, Tim Spicer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 6:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Little need to consult Stephen Hawking on this one.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2014 6:33 Comments || Top||




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