April 27, 2015

Veteran defense lawyers see possible criminal inquiry for Clintons

Dana Mathewson

Please, Lord, make it happen! Even if she's eventually cleared, the questions should do some damage!
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/25/veteran-defense-lawyers-see-possible-criminal-inquiry-for-clintons/

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New mayor of Mo. city met by police, suspended over alleged voter fraud

Dana Mathewson

Now, this gal MAY be "non-affiliated" like our mayor, but she sure sounds like a Democrat.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/25/new-mayor-mo-city-blocked-from-entering-office-by-police-suspended-over-voter/

A NOTE FROM LOCAL BOY TIM:

Kinloch is the community next door to Ferguson, an impoverished and crime-ridden community. Corruption runs rampant in the remains of what had been an historic African American community. Much of Kinloch was bougth out when Lambert St. Louis International Airport was expanded (something that didn't need doing, as it turns out, since St. Louis lost it's hub status.) 

And while this Mayor may be unaffiliated, I guarantee you she pulls the lever for the Democrats every time she votes, which is probably multiple times in an election.

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The Holocaust as a Green Nazi Sacrifice

Mark Musser

I have distilled the thesis of my book "Nazi Oaks" into about 1,200 words. The word 'holocaust' itself is an ancient Hebrew word meaning "whole burnt offering." If the holocaust was a "whole burnt offering," then who were the priestly perpetrators of such a sacrifice, and for what purpose was it offered? While most scholars have decried the holocaust as a capitalistic industrialism that went awry, in truth, the Nazi economy was merely the means by which the holocaust was implemented and paid for. As such, with regard to the holocaust, what most scholars present is a colossal murder case without a motive, which has actually proven to be very convenient for Germany’s philosophical and political history that helped lay the groundwork for the Shoah. While my thesis that the holocaust is best understood as a green sacrifice (where the scientism of Social Darwinism mixed in with early forms of German environmentalism, mysticism, and existentialism) is not proven, the preponderance of the evidence piles up in the book so that it may indeed be one of the better explanations behind the most gruesome actions that took place in the so-called modern 20th century - http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/04/the_holocaust_as_a_green_nazi_sacrifice.html

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Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage


By Alan Caruba

In 1973, the Supreme Court looked into the Constitution, found that it approved of abortion and overruled laws banning it. Other laws have since addressed late term abortions and those resulting from rape or incest, but killing human life in the womb has been lawful since then. . According to the Guttmacher Institute from 1973 through 2011, nearly 53 million legal abortions occurred in the U.S.

By dismantling the fundamental traditions and beliefs of a nation piece by piece, you ultimate will destroy it. Claiming this is done in the name of "love” or "equality” ignores the greater societal issues involved in marriage; the creation of families with mothers and fathers, and, indeed, the welfare of children raised in same-sex marriages.

Abortion remains a moral issue in the minds and hearts of many Americans and now they are waiting to see how the Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage. As Ryan T. Anderson wrote in The Heritage Foundation’s publication, The Daily Signal, "There simply is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that requires all 50 states to redefine marriage.”

"The over-arching question before the Supreme Court is not whether a male-female marriage policy is the best, but only whether it is allowed by the Constitution. The question is not whether government-recognized same-sex marriage is good or bad policy, but only whether it is required by the Constitution.”

Anderson points out that "The only way the Court could strike down laws that define marriage as the union of husband and wife is to adopt a view of marriage that sees it an essentially genderless institution…” Marriage is all about gender and the union of opposites that is blessed by the community when a man and woman enter into it. To legalize same-sex marriage is to degrade the essential element of society, the keystone of family.

What we are witnessing is the current high point in a long campaign to remove any obstacle to being homosexual and the right to marry another homosexual represents an important political goal for GLBT community. For them it’s not about the thousands of years in which all societies forbid the marriage between those of the same gender or the 227 years since the Constitution was ratified.

Clearly the Constitution neither requires nor bans same-sex marriage. The thought of such a marriage would never have occurred to the Founding Fathers and the creation of a new nation had far greater priorities and responsibilities than same-sex marriage. Most such issues such as abortion were left to the states to determine. Even so, when the voters of California voted in 2008 to ban same-sex marriage, the courts there overturned it.

We are witnessing a homosexual juggernaut that will settle for nothing less than their own interpretation of the relations between the sexes.

When the Supreme Court hears the same-sex marriage case on Tuesday, April 28, it will be decided by a Court that is sharply divided between liberal and conservative points of view, but in the legal community, there is no argument that, as federal law states, "Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”

That’s why the fact that in late September Justice Elena Kagan performed a same-sex "wedding” takes on tremendous importance. As documented by MassResistance.org, Justice Kagan has a long history of advancing homosexual issues and policies. A 16-page report leaves little doubt that she favors acceptance of homosexuality and transgenderism as "civil rights.”

There is no way that Justice Kagan should join other Supreme Court judges to rule on this case. That would run counter to federal law and would be an arrogant dismissal of the most fundamental concept of justice before the bench.

What we have learned thus far is that the practice of same-sex marriage has proven more a threat to the rights of those who are opposed to it for sincere religious reasons than for those demanding their services. If there is any justice left in America, a bakery or florist should be able to say no. Demanding that they act against their faith tells you a great deal of the homosexual mindset when it comes to their "rights.”

I am utterly opposed to same-sex "marriage” for all the reasons the Bible and history provide.

If Justice Kagan does not recuse herself from Tuesday’s case and her fellow justices do not demand that she does, the rule of law and justice in America will have suffered another serious blow.

© Alan Caruba, 2015

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April 26, 2015

Chumps; America Paying for Tsarnaev Family to Attend Son's Trial

Timothy Birdnow

The U.S. government has flown the family of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Boston for his trial - and is providing room and board.

Courtesy of American Thinker:

"As the penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev proceeds, survivors of the bombing, as well as many others, are outraged to have learned that his family members have already been flown into America and are being housed at a Hampton Inn near Boston under police and FBI protection."

And the Inn stay costs two hundred dollars per person per night. Add food and security and it runs up somewhere around $100,000!

This from the family who leeched off American welfare benefits and the mother who called Americans terrorists.

Nobody likes a chump. America has become the biggest, baddest chumps ever.

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Hillary Clinton Attacks Religous Freedom

Jack Kemp

You VILL Komply!

Who is going to be this woman's running mate if she gets the nomination? Nurse Rached from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

Jeff Dunetz at MRC.tv reports:

http://www.mrctv.org/blog/did-hillary-clinton-just-declare-war-religion
Daily Caller reported about a speech given at the 2015 Women in the World Summit on Thursday where Democratic heir-apparent Hillary Clinton seemed to declare a war on religion:

"Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton said.

"Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she explained. "And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.”

Regardless of how one feels about abortion the sentence, "And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" may scare observant people of all faiths.

At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey explains that Ms. Clinton's comment about religion may help her with the most progressive of Democrats, but will damage her amongst the middle-class families she is trying to woo:

Politically speaking, this kind of hostility to religion plays well … among the "safe space,” "trigger warning” crowd. Running for president on the basis of promising to use the power of government to change "deep seated cultural codes [and] religious beliefs” might be the most honest progressive slogan in history, but it’s not going to endear Hillary to the people who got offended by Barack Obama’s "bitterly clinging” comments — which she exploited in 2008 to paint herself as the friend of those denizens of middle America. Those voters will now see the real Hillary Clinton, the one who dismisses their faith just the same as Obama did, and this time publicly rather than in a private fundraiser.

What does Hillary do to counter this? I’m waiting to hear If you like your religion, you can keep your religion. That will fit the progressive pattern well.

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April 25, 2015

Ferguson Interim City Manager Resigns after only one Month

Pam Hylton
Timothy Birdnow

The interim city manager of Ferguson has resigned after only one month on the job

Pam Hylton, who had been an assistant city manager in the beleaguered suburban community, has accepted a job as an assistant in the community of Richmond Heights. Long hours were the reason she gave for her resignation.

I doubt that. She was only on the job one month, and she had to know that if things worked out her reputation would be made. Either she is a relatively weak person or, far more likely, she realized that she was going to take the blame what is to come. Given that she is giving up a hundred thousand dollar a year salary I suspect she realized her only credible option was to get out of the war zone.

What did she see in her position?

The family of the Gentle Giant is planning a lawsuit against Ferguson and Darren Wilson, for starters. Also, the DOJ isn't through here, and with the screws being tightened on the city the Manager was no doubt in an impossible position, unable to effectively do her job. How do you manage a city that has become ungovernable thanks to outside intervention?

That she resigned so quickly is telling. This is just the beginning of sorrows for this troubled community.

Ferguson City Council Approves Employment Contract With Interim City ...

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Sour Dough for Sweet Cakes; Judge Fines Christian Bakery Big Bucks

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The trials and tribulations for Sweet Cakes By Melissacontinue. You may recall that this is the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding. Since then, they’ve been on the receiving end of protests, hit piece articles, and a lawsuit.

The Klein family

Read more: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/christian-bakery-ordered-to-pay-135000-to-lesbian-couple/#ixzz3YKURqDEZ


Timothy Birdnow

Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregonian bakery that has been at the epicenter of leftist assaults for it's refusal to bake cakes for gay weddings, has been ordered to pay a lesbian couple $135,000 for emotional trauma by an administrative judge.

The Gateway Pundit has the scoop:

"The Oregonian reports:

The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says.

Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife 9sic), Laurel Bowman-Cryer, $60,000 from the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a proposed order released Friday, April 24.

"This is a proposed order and we view this matter as continuing to be active litigation,” Paul Thompson, a lawyer for the Bowman-Cryers, said.

Anna Harmon, one of three attorneys representing Aaron and Melissa Klein, said, "It’s a shocking result and it shows the state’s relentless campaign to punish Oregonians who live and work according to their faith.”

"The important thing to realize is this,” she added, "This is real money that Aaron and Melissa are going to have to pay that otherwise would be used to pay their mortgage and feed their kids.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Klein family at http://www.gofundme.com/su4cxqe6 .

You can reach "Administrative Law Judge” Alan McCullough at (541) 686-7510.

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Please do contact the jackass Alan McCullough and contribute to the gofundme page; we have to turn this sort of thing into a positive for Christians. Showering the victims in this case with money and expressing our extreme displeasure with the victimizers is the way to go!

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Catholic Charities Silver Certificate; ACLU Suing to Force Abortion,Contraception

Timothy Birdnow

The ACLU is suing Catholic Charities in an effort to force them to provide free abortions to illegal invaders. From The Washington Times:

"The ACLU is demanding government records detailing reproductive healthcare policies for immigrant children and teens in shelters operated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The USCCB has been contracted by the federal government to care for the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S.

The group claims that the USCCB has been denying reproductive care for immigrants based on its religious doctrines and that by doing so the organization is breaking the rules of its contract with the federal government to provide necessary healthcare for immigrants."

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Abortion and contraception are not health care. But moving right along:

"But Brigitte Amiri, a senior staff attorney at ACLU told The Times that group is concerned that by accepting federal money to care for immigrants and then denying them reproductive healthcare the USCCB may be in violation of the Constitutional separation of Church and state.

According to Ms. Amiri the government’s contract with USCCB requires the group to abide by a number of federal laws including a settlement agreement that requires children in the government’s custody to receive access to routine medical services, including family planning services.

ACLU has received complaints that USCCB has been denying reproductive healthcare services, such as abortions, for female immigrants, many of whom suffer sexual assault or rape during their journey to the U.S., Ms. Amiri said.

Almost 60,000 unaccompanied minors illegally crossed the U.S./Mexico borer last year. Nearly a third were young girls and up to 80 percent of those girls were victims of sexual assault. USCCB was awarded a $73 million overall contract and received $10 million in 2013 alone to care for those unaccompanied minors.

"We don’t think that religious organizations should be awarded the contract if they are unable to do the work that is required,” said Ms. Amiri. "Because this contract was to provide day to day care to these teens including medical care, they need to be able to deliver the full range of whats required under the contract. We wouldn’t say its ok in any circumstance for a contractor to say ‘I want the money’ and then not do the work.”

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P.T. Barnum once said "there's a sucker born every minute" and he was right. There is another old saying that says "if you lay down with dogs you will get fleas". Catholic Charities has been eager to promote this invasion, because they see millions of new Catholics coming into the U.S., Catholics who will no doubt put money into the collection plate. Also, this invasion offers them the opportunity to receive Federal funds. But they were suckers, because Obama only wanted them to have this contract precisely BECAUSE they are a religious organization, something hard to criticize from the Right. They were being used. Like the people in Nazi camps who spied for their masters, they hope to be the last eaten. Of course, the Left simply cannot contain themselves for long, and their hatred for Christians was bound to boil up sooner rather than later. That Catholic Charities was so foolish as to not see that is mind-boggling.

Liberals cannot be worked with; they must be fought, at every turn. There is no middle ground.

I hope Catholic Charities enjoys their thirty pieces of silver.

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Roll Call of Shame; GOP Surrenders Last Check on Presidential Power

Timothy Birdnow

Obama's appointment to the position of AG, Loretta Lynch, stated fairly plainly in her Senate testimony that she saw NO limitations on Presidential power, meaning she will support President Obama and resist any efforts to stop Presidential overreach no matter what. This is astounding, and the Senate had every right to reject her nonimation. Sadly, Mitch McConnem, er, McConnell brought the nomination to the floor for a vote and aggressively lobbied first for votes for the old 'ag, but then for another set of votes for cloture to end debate.

Here is the list of GOP turncoats who voted for Lynch:

# Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
# Thad Cochran (R-MS)
# Susan Collins (R-ME)
# Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
# Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
# Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
# Ron Johnson (R-WI)
# Mark Kirk (R-IL)
# Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
# Rob Portman (R-OH)

And here are the other Republicans who voted for cloture, effectively voting for Lynch but doing so in a way designed to cover their political posteriors:

# Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
# Richard Burr (R-NC)
# Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV)
# Bob Corker (R-TN)
# John Cornyn (R-TX)
# Cory Gardner (R-CO)
# Pat Roberts (R-KS)
# Mike Rounds (R-SD)
# John Thune (R-SD)
# Thom Tillis (R-NC)

Congress is a coequal branch of government and the advice and consent power of the Senate was put there precisely to deal with such situations. It is a check designed to rein in Executive Branch overreach.

Presidents do not always get their choices when nominating someone. Richard Nixon had two nominees to the Supreme Court rejected by a Democratic Senate - Clement Haynsworth and Harold Carswell. Ronald Reagan saw the eminently-qualified Robert Bork go down, and he was forced to withdraw his first replacement candidate (judge Ginsburg) due to allegation he smoked pot in his youth. Not ten years later Bill Clinton admitted to smoking marijuana and it was laughed off by the media.

But, but, but, that was for the Supreme Court, surely a more important position than a cabinet post! Well...

In 1959 the Democrats rejected Dwight Eisenhower's pick of Admiral Lewis Strauss for Commerce Secretary. In 1989 the Dems rejected former Senator John Tower for Sec. Def.

In fact, the Senate either rejected these nominees or they withdrew before they could be rejected;

* Zoë Baird
* Caleb Cushing
* Tom Daschle
* Henry Dearborn
* Hershel W. Gober
* James S. Green (attorney)
* Judd Gregg
* David Henshaw
* Bernard Kerik
* James Madison Porter
* Bill Richardson
* Lucius Horatio Stockton
* Lewis Strauss
* Roger B. Taney
* John Tower
* Charles B. Warren
* Kimba Wood

The notion that the President can nominate anyone he wants and deserves to get them - a claim made by Jeb Bush recently - is historically inaccurate. Yes, the President generally gets his picks, but not always.

In fact, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson stemmed almost entirely from a refusal by Congress to give the southernor his cabinet choices. The backbone of the case against Johnson was his violation of the Tenure of Office Act, which said that a Vice President assuming the office of President could not choose his own cabinet but had to accept the cabinet of the late former President. In other words, Johnson had to take Lincoln's cabinet. Johnson refused to do this, firing Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (who barricaded himself in his office and had to be forcibly removed after a two week standoff) Johnson argued that this was an unconstitutional law, but it formed the cornerstone of his impeachment. Johnson avoided being removed from office by one vote.

The Tenure of Office Act was unconstitutional, but advice and consent is very real, and the Senate has a sacred duty to prevent an out-of-control President from becoming a tyrant. This Senate has failed in this duty.

In fact, the GOP Congress has surrendered every tool at it's disposal to rein in this lawless Administration. They announced impeachment was off the table. They approved a budget that enshrines all the funding the President wants, thus abdicating their power over money. They have announced by this act that they do not intend to stop the President's appointed agents. In short, Mr. Obama will not be stopped in anything he wishes to do. But we are supposed to keep sending money to the GOP and be sure to turn out and vote Republican in the next election.

Why?

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April 24, 2015

Affirmative Action Crime; Whites Need Not Apply

Timothy Birdnow

A black woman in a St. Louis County convenience store threatened a white customer with a knife, shouting at him "I kill crackers every day!" and other racial slurs.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

"Twanna Brown, 39, of the 4000 block of West Belle Place, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action, and faces a municipal charge of assaulting a police officer.

The incident happened at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday at the 7-Eleven at Lackland and St. Charles Rock roads in Charlack, said Charlack Police Chief Steve Runge. Runge said the woman put her items on the counter, paid for them, and snatched them off in a strange way, mumbling to herself and complaining about employees.

A customer, a white male who was standing behind her, thought she said something to him. The man said "Excuse me?” Brown, who is black, turned around and yelled at him, used racial slurs, and then reached into her pocket, pulled out a knife, and lunged at him, Runge said.

The woman backed off but continued with her slurs, and an employee convinced her to leave. As she left, the woman threatened to follow the man home and kill him, Runge said. The woman waited around in the parking lot until the man finally left, and then followed him west on Lackland. A Charlack police car approached and the victim flagged the officer down. The officer pulled over the woman and arrested her.

The woman continued to be verbally abusive during the booking process, using racial slurs, Runge said. Runge praised the officer for the calm manner in which she handled the situation and gave her a commendation, he said."

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Please notice there is no mention of a possible hate-crimes charge against the woman in question.

Interesting; when two black youths beat a white St. Louis man on the metrolink light rail train after asking him his opinion of the Mike Brown situation the authorities refuTsed to file hate crimes charges. But when former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford was verbally harassed by a white man at a local convenience store the FBI was quick to begin a hate crimes investigation. The assailant - James Street - was in fact charged with a hate crime because he shouted racial epithets at Ford.

The Ford case and the above-mentioned knife threat show very little divergence. But does anyone believe a hate crime will be charged here?

Hate crimes legislation is a part of affirmative action. Whites need not apply.

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April 23, 2015

The Strange god Before Him

Clothing and Binary Code
Timothy Birdnow

Here is an interesting discussion about the bad effects of video gaming.

Like any other pasttime gaming is fine in moderation, but many young people overindulge. The author - James Donlin - makes the case that video gaming is a pseudo-reality, one that leads to some very bad things.

From the essay:

"Drug-Like Effects that Rewire the Brain

According to a study featured in Neurology Now, a publication of the American Academy of Neurology, nine out of ten American children play video games -- about 64 million. The study found that "excessive gaming before age 21 or 22 can physically rewire the brain."

"'Playing video games floods the pleasure center of the brain with dopamine,' says David Greenfield, Ph.D., founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. That gives gamers a rush—but only temporarily, he explains. With all that extra dopamine lurking around, the brain gets the message to produce less of this critical neurotransmitter. The end result: players can end up with a diminished supply of dopamine."3

For the welfare of children, South Korea has regulated the use of video games, treating them like drugs or controlled substances. Like drugs, video games provide instant gratification. When one resorts to them over and over again, dependency similar to a heroin addiction is created.

Violence and Video Games

There are countless cases of violence and crime connected directly or indirectly with video gaming. Grand Theft Auto, for example, has created a long death trail in its wake. However, few have had the courage to call its designers and promoters to task, halt its production and reverse the severe damage it has unleashed. Here are only some of the many crimes connected to Grand Theft Auto:

* A man was stabbed and his copy of the game was stolen;4
* A college student stole a car, kidnapped a woman and slammed into nine parked vehicles. He said he wanted to play the game "in real life”;5
* A teenager in Thailand killed a taxi driver in a copycat crime from the game (Thailand banned the game afterwards);6
* An 8-year-old boy in Louisiana shot and killed his 90-year-old caregiver minutes after playing the game (this was ruled a homicide);7
* Students as young as six acted out drug and rape scenes from the game.8


It is also noteworthy how some observers have recognized similarities between the virtual riots enacted in Grand Theft Auto and the real life riots over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

More crimes tied to other video games can be seen in the following cases:

* After his Call of Duty game was taken away, a 13-year-old boy shot his own mother multiple times, killed her, and proceeded to attempt to rape her;9
* The father of a two-year old son punched his child in the face, killing him, in order to stop him from crying while he was playing his video game;10
* A 17-year-old in China was stabbed through the skull with a kitchen knife after being caught cheating in an Internet café while playing an online game;11
* A 16-year-old boy killed his mother with a hammer while she was sleeping after she took his Play Station away;12
* A couple in South Korea allowed their real child to starve to death while they were feeding a "virtual” child on a game called Second Life;13
* An 8-year-old hung himself after he was scolded for spending too much time playing video games.14


Gaming to Death

Video game addiction can be so overpowering that players sometimes lose their most basic instinct of self-preservation. Dozens of people have injured and killed themselves playing video games as can be seen in these examples:

* A young man was found slumped over his keyboard at an Internet café after playing for over 15 hours. He died of an heart attack caused by lack of sleep and dehydration;15
* A 20-year-old died from a blood clot after playing 12-hour binges, sometimes staying up all night on the computer;16
* Another man died after a 40-hour binge playing a game called Diablo III. He passed out at a computer terminal at an Internet café. When an employee woke him up, he promptly stood up, took a few steps and collapsed and died;17
* A man in China played for an unbelievable 27 days straight (650 hours of consecutive gaming), and died of heart failure and malnutrition;
* A 13-year-old girl, while playing video games, called to her mother, "Mom, I can’t breathe.” She had a severe heart attack and later died.


When Imagination Overpowers the Mind

Video gaming frequently allows the imagination to cloud the intellect and weaken the will. The player sees a virtual "world” on a screen and interacts with it as if it were real. The distinction between real and false is blurred. Even in extremely simple games such as Angry Birds, impulse and imagination rule. Because of the "respawn” -- when the digital player or human player comes back to life after being killed -- gamers act first and think later.

To win, the player makes split decisions, ignoring all danger. After all, it is only a game. However, this behavior lends itself to a real imbalance. If you routinely "do” things you would never dare do in reality, there is a chance you might behave in real life as you behaved during the video games. The player can "do” crazy things -- usually involving violence -- that would be horrible crimes in real life. This mental dichotomy desensitizes the player."

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Now, these are unusual occurances, not something that happens regularly to gamers. But the point is well taken; the whole purpose of these games is to create a false reality, a world as indistinguishable from reality as possible while offering the excitement and drama lacking in reality. Video gaming - and indeed the computer in general - is an illusory thing, an alternate reality.

From a religious perspective it can be argued that it violates the First Commandment; reality, the reality created by God Himself, is disposed of in favor of one more pleasing to the gamer. In other words it is a strange god in competition with the Creator.

That is not to say that a little is bad; God is bigger than fantasy, and no doubt He doesn't mind a little escapism. But what I fear is happening to America is that we are becoming confused as to what actually constitutes reality and what is a diversionary fantasy.

This holds profound implications for our future. A nation that cannot tell reality from fantasy is destined to destruction. As science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick was famously observed, reality is that thing which, when you stop believing in it, won't go away. Liberalism was and is a doctrine of fantasy, a flight from the harshness of reality into a dream world where human will can fundamentally alter the structure of what is real. Feminism is one example of this; the notion that women and men are identical save a few annoying tendencies inherent in men, such as stupidity, aggression, etc. Feminists came to believe the hype that, yes, a hundred pound woman really can beat the tar out of a two hundred and twenty pound ruffian. Women police officers became common in America. The dirty little secret is that they have to either use a weapon to subdue a criminal or receive help from a male officer. The same holds true for the military, where requirements are routinely reduced for female recruits.

Not meaning to pick on women here, there are plenty of other examples. The endless faith held by many in socialism is another example; a proven failure wherever it is tried, yet young people demand it again and again. Or the idea of no-strings sex. Or the idea of multiculturalism, where completely different cultures cohabitate in the same space. The list goes on and on.

This flight from reality was pushed forward by the increasing sophistication of technology, which bedazzled the human mind. Young people in particular were fascinated by the increasing power humanity held, and turned away from the traditional Faith that had sustained the West. It was nothing new, the same rebellion as Adam and Eve, only this time with a god that functioned on demand. Turn a switch and viola! The God of Abraham never obeyed human commands in that fashion.

Now we have the computer, which is having a direct effect on the human brain. Is it any wonder that our society is going completely off the rails in terms of reality? "Trans-genderism" as it is now called would never, could never, have been a major force in the world before this, because people rightly understood that a person could not simply will him or herself to be whatever sex they wished. But in the virtual world a person can do just that, creating an avatar for a game that is whatever sex they wish to be. Viola!

It's the ancient magic, only this actually works. No longer does the shaman have to chant and wave chicken bones around; the modern shaman simply turns on his computer, presses a few buttons, and reality is redeployed in a fashion pleasing to him. It is a sense of Godlike power. The modern day shamans still speak archane and mysterious languages, but in this case it is java script and binary code.

Now Google and other computer companies seek to create a direct interface between Man and machine, with the machine speaking directly into the brain. How long before the machine rules the brain? Such a cyborg civilization will be completely out of touch with reality. And the ultimate tyranny will be possible, as people become incapable of distinguishing their artificial world from the real.

But reality will not be mocked, and neither will God. If The Almighty smote the Children of Israel for worshipping a golden calf, how much more will He smite the world for worshipping an electronic demon? Something will happen. I don't know what, but something will take this away from us, as a parent will take away a sharp object from a child. Maybe the sun will flare in another Carrington Event. Maybe an asteroid will strike the Earth. Maybe Iran will try to nuke us and the war we have all feared for so long will happen. Maybe it will be quieter, a blowing out of a candle as most of the computer addicted simply die out in sterility. But something will happen. Reality, and God, will not be mocked.

But in the meantime our world could undergo a major spasm. One does not rely on the surgeon when a simple pill will suffice. We need to re-examine the computer. It is a wonderful tool, and I would never have become a writer who is actually read by anyone without it. It has great potential to do much good. Conservative principles would have never been gotten out were the old closed door embargo of the liberal media still in place. But we face a great danger as well.

Much as we may wish, reality will not go away. The question is, will we have the courage to face it, or will we cower in the basement on that great and terrible day?

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April 22, 2015

The White House is Lying About Climate Change and Health


By Alan Caruba

Let us begin with the understanding that there is no connection between the climate and health. The climate is something measured in decades and centuries, so what happened in the last century has nothing to do with whether you are sneezing today.

The weather surely can help generate health problems. For example in the northeastern states, the Lyme disease season is beginning. Between 1992 and 2010 reported cases of Lyme disease doubled to nearly 23,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but CDC officials believe the actual number of those infected may have been three times that number.

Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks and since these tiny insects will hitch a ride on birds, squirrels, mice and small animals as well, even if you live in an area without deer, the possibility of being bitten by a deer tick is just as likely. This increases for people who love gardening or outdoor recreational activities such as hiking and camping. Children, too, are particularly susceptible.

The fact that Lyme disease shows up in the Spring simply tells you that the warm weather facilitates the tick population. The weather has always been tied the mating habits and activities of various species, but that does not mean that is constitutes a massive threat to everyone’s health.

That’s not the way the White House sees it. On April 7 the administration made it official. It announced that it is "committed to combating the health impacts of climate change and protecting the health of future generations.”

Since the climate changes over extended periods of time, not just month to month, one has to wonder what "health impacts” the White House has in mind. The last Little Ice Age lasted from around 1300 to 1850. It was cold all over Europe and North America. Does the White House propose that it can "protect” us from a new one? If so, that’s absurd.

Let us understand, too, that there has always been what the White House announcement calls "extreme weather events.”Notice the change from "climate” to "weather”? Among the events identified are "severe droughts and wildfires to more powerful hurricanes and record heat waves…” Has there been a time when such weather-related events have not occurred? In fact, there are times when they don’t. For example, there hasn’t been a single Category 3-5 hurricane hit the U.S. mainland since 2005!

The White House has launched a massive brainwashing effort using many elements of the federal government to frighten Americans using the "climate” and the "weather.” How deceptive is it?

One example is sufficient. The President has claimed that climate change was the cause of one of his daughter’s asthma. In its announcement, it claimed that "In the past three decades, the percentage of Americans with asthma has more than doubled and climate change is putting these individuals and many other vulnerable populations at greater risk of landing in the hospital.”

Here’s what theA sthma and Allergy Foundation of America  has to say about the various causes of asthma.

"Since asthma has a genetic origin and is a disease you are born with, passed down from generation to generation, the question isn’t really ‘what causes asthma’, but rather ‘what causes asthma symptoms to appear?’ People with asthma have inflamed airways which are super-sensitive to things which do not bother other people.”

What the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is telling us is that there is no direct connection between either the climate or the weather and the illness called asthma.

Those who suffer this disease however can be affected by a range of triggers such as irritants in the air, pollens, molds, and even cockroach droppings. Infections such as colds, flu, and sore throats are among the leading triggers for asthma attacks in children.

The facts, the truth, were no deterrent to the April 7 White House twelve-page announcement of all the things it intends to do to brainwash Americans into believing that there is a connection between the "climate” and health.

Here’s just a few of the dozens of events and programs it will initiate so that the media will report on them and thus convey the message that climate change is the greatest threat to Americans today:

"The Administration is expanding its Climate Data Initiative to include more than 150 health-relevant datasets…this is intended to help communities and businesses reduce the health impacts of climate change.”Only there are no such impacts.

The Administration is announcing a coalition of Deans from 30 medical, public health, and nursing schools around the country, who are committing to ensure that the next generation of health professionals is trained to address the health impacts of climate change.”Only there are no such impacts.

"Announcing the White House Climate Change and Health Summit.” It will feature the Surgeon General who will lead discussions to "the public health impacts of climate change and identify opportunities to minimize these impacts.”Only there are no impacts and nothing that could be done if there were.

From the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency, many elements of the federal government will be integrated into this massive brainwashing effort.

What can be done to ignore a government determined to lie to everyone about a "threat” that does not exist? Not much.

© Alan Caruba, 2015

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One Step Closer to a World Ruled by Damned Dirty Apes

Super Bowl XLVI in pictures: the build-up, the ads, the half-time show
Timothy Birdnow

A New York judge has ruled that two chimpanzees are persons with enforceable legal rights.

From The Gateway Pundit:

"A New York judge has granted personhood to chimpanzees. No word on if they plan to run for the Democrat nomination.

For the first time in U.S. history, chimpanzees have been granted certain Constitutional rights.

The chimpanzees — Hercules and Leo — are lab animals at Stony Brook University, according to Science Insider.

Monday, a New York judge ruled the animals are covered by a writ of habeas corpus, which allows prisoners to challenge whether they are being held legally.

"The Court has therefore implicitly determined that Hercules and Leo are ‘persons,'” the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) wrote Monday. [Read More...]

CisSpecies is so oldThink. If you wanna be a chimp, be a chimp. Or would you rather be a fish?"

End excerpt.

They may not plan on running for Congress, but I have little doubt they will register to vote.

This is just another step in the debasement of Humanity. Man is nothing save another animal, and we should not be surprised when he behaves like one. That is modern thinking in a nutshell

We are one step closer to a world ruled by damned dirty apes. Maybe it would be for the best; they certainly couldn't do a worse job than the current political establishment...

... planet of the apes names charlton heston characters george taylor...



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The Whitehouse-White House inquisition

Paul Driessen

Several weeks ago, Democrat Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Barbara Boxer and Ed Markey sent Spanish Inquisition-style letters to universities that employ Dr. Willie Soon and other skeptics of the "dangerous manmade climate change” thesis, demanding information about the scientists’ funding. The senators were roundly criticized for their actions – prompting Mr. Whitehouse to post an angry response on the Huffington Post, saying the criticism was unwarranted and unfair.

My article examines his complaints, the tenets of the climate change catechism, climatologist Judith Curry’s recent testimony before the House Science Committee, and the real problem of financial incentives and abuses in climate science: hundreds of billions of dollars spent by governments and special interest foundations to support alarmist science; bankroll renewable energy projects; further enrich billionaires like Warren Buffett, whose secretive funding of anti-pipeline campaigns means oil gets transported by his Berkshire Hathaway-owned railroad; and support reelection campaigns for political friends who keep the gravy train on-track.

The Whitehouse-White House inquisition

Sen. Whitehouse says reaction to intimidation is "overheated” – but he ignores Tides Fdn abuses
Paul Driessen

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse recently had a  HYPERLINK "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-sheldon-whitehouse/right-wing-groups-get-ove_b_7054956.html" Huff-Po tantrum. The Rhode Island Democrat was miffed that people criticized him and equally liberal Senate colleagues Barbara Boxer (CA) and Ed Markey (MA) for  HYPERLINK "http://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2015/03/07/silencing-climate-chaos-skeptics-n1966842" attacking skeptics of dangerous manmade climate change like Spanish Inquisition tormentors.
He says the skeptic community’s "overheated” response mischaracterized their motives and muddled their important messages: Global warming is the most serious threat we face today. Financial incentives can affect behavior, which is why the public and Congress need to know who funded the skeptics’ research. And companies that produce harmful products want to foment uncertainty about well-established health and safety risks: fossil fuel interests and climate chaos skeptics are just like the tobacco industry.
These senators are abusing their power of office to threaten and silence  HYPERLINK "https://www.masterresource.org/debate-issues/climate-empire-crony-science/" honest scientists, and destroy their funding, reputations and careers. It’s pure Saul Alinsky, as practiced by Greenpeace, Harry Reid and the other White House: "In a fight almost anything goes. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” And the vilified scientists and their friends are just supposed to take it, the senators seem to think.

In reality, the only thing overheated is Mr. Whitehouse’s temper – and the increasingly preposterous rhetoric about an overheating planet. Climate change is  HYPERLINK "http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/society-culture/89873-climate-change-music-tastes-influence" altering our music. A 0.1 degree Celsius change in ocean temperatures has caused  HYPERLINK "http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2015/4/15/silliest-climate-paper-ever.html" whales to migrate a month earlier than 30 years ago. Warming oceans will mean the end of  HYPERLINK "http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/04/14/oh-noes-fishy-modeling-study-says-fish-and-chips-to-disappear-in-the-uk/" fish and chips! Lord knows what other "disasters” await – all because of fossil fuels.

The absurdity of this fraudulent  HYPERLINK "http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/climate-hype-exposed-paul-driessen/1121726822?ean=9780990497127" fear mongering and its total irrelevance to our daily lives explains why Americans consistently put climate change at the bottom of every list of concerns. The very idea that governments can decree an idyllic climate is equally crazy; that has happened  HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZc2PNoCM2w" only once in human history.

No wonder Mr. Obama is repackaging the climate issue under the equally false and ridiculous mantras of " HYPERLINK "http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/put-the-acid-on-great-barrier-reef-doomsayers/story-e6frg6zo-1227300731557" ocean acidification,” and "carbon pollution” causing  HYPERLINK "http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/13/chris-horner-epa-agenda-now-focusing-on-clean-air/" allergies and asthma. Our oceans are not becoming acidic. It’s not "carbon” – it’s carbon dioxide, the  HYPERLINK "http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Molecule-Carbon-Dioxide-Life-ebook/dp/B00Q3GWZTE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428085373&sr=1-1&keywords=paul+driessen+miracle+molecule" miracle molecule that makes all life on Earth possible. And neither CO2 nor planetary warming has anything to do with allergies or asthma.

Climate science was supposed to examine the effects that humans might be having on Earth’s climate. But anti-fossil fuel activists turned it into the notion that only humans affect the climate – and that the powerful natural forces that caused countless, sometimes devastating climate fluctuations in the past no longer play a role. Climatology was also supposed to be about the scientific method:

Pose a hypothesis to explain how nature works. Test the hypothesis and its predictions against real-world evidence and observations. If the premise is valid, the evidence will back it up. If the data and evidence are out of synch with the carbon dioxide/greenhouse gas thesis, come up with another hypothesis.

By now, it’s obvious that the "dangerous manmade global warming” thesis, and computer models based on it, do not explain what is happening in the real world. The planet stopped warming 18 years ago, despite rising fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions. The models don’t work; their predictions are completely out of whack with reality. Instead of more hurricanes, no Category 3-5 has hit the USA since late 2005.

So the alarmists changed their mantra to "climate change” and "weather disruption.” But this is bogus: it tries to blame every change and event on fossil fuels. The thesis can never be proven or disproven, which means it’s a religious tract, not a scientific analysis. Alarmists don’t have a leg to stand on scientifically.

That’s why they refuse to debate the science; why they vilify climate crisis skeptics. It’s why Democrats became so frustrated with Dr. Judith Curry’s  HYPERLINK "http://judithcurry.com/2015/04/15/hearing-presidents-un-climate-pledge/" expert testimony at a recent House Science Committee hearing that they left the room. They couldn’t stand it when she said the "central issue” is the extent to which recent (and future) planetary warming or other climate changes are driven by manmade greenhouse gas emissions, "versus natural climate variability caused by variations from the sun, volcanic eruptions, and large-scale ocean circulations.” And they really couldn’t tolerate her noting that President Obama’s pledge to slash U.S. emissions by 28% will reduce warming by just 0.03 degrees Celsius by 2100.

Climate change and extreme weather risks are real, but carbon dioxide doesn’t cause them today any more than throughout history. Aside from Pleistocene-style ice ages, we can adapt or respond to events – including storms, droughts, heat waves and extreme cold – if we have affordable, reliable energy, strong economies and modern technologies. The real threats to jobs, health, welfare and lives come from anti-fossil fuel policies imposed on the pretense that they will stabilize weather and climate. Forecasting future climate changes will be equally impossible if we remain fixated on carbon dioxide, and ignore the solar, ocean circulation, cosmic ray and other powerful natural forces that actually affect Earth’s climate.

Senator Whitehouse’s suggestion that climate chaos skeptics should be tarred and feathered with tobacco industry apologists is despicable demagoguery. So are his comments about funding realist research.
The skeptics’ funding was never secret. It was always an open book, available to anyone who cared to look. But since he brought up the money issue, let’s look at a few aspects that he studiously ignores.
Alarmist research is all about carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases and fossil fuels – precisely because financial incentives can and do affect behavior. Alarmists get a thousand times more money than skeptics. Climate Crisis, Inc. received hundreds of billions of dollars in government, industry, foundation and other money during the past couple decades. The US government alone spent over  HYPERLINK "http://www.crs.gov/Products/R/PDF/R43227.pdf" $186 billion in tax dollars on climate, "clean energy” and renewable energy projects from 2009 through 2014. Applicants know they won’t get grants if their theses and conclusions do not support climate alarmism and regulatory agendas.

Billions more went to government agencies that coordinate these programs and develop anti-hydrocarbon regulations. These bureaucrats don’t merely search health and scientific files to cherry-pick papers that support their agenda. They deliberately hunt only for supportive documents (many of which they pay for) and actively ignore, suppress and vilify research that focuses on (or even just discusses) natural forces.
Then the EPA and other  HYPERLINK "http://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2015/02/10/vilifying-realist-science--and-scientists-n1955601" agencies pay the American Lung Association, scientific advisory committees and other activists millions of dollars a year to rubberstamp their regulatory decisions. Even more destructive of our scientific method and political process, countless millions are also being funneled to climate chaos researchers and Big Green pressure groups via secretive foundations,  HYPERLINK "https://www.biggreenradicals.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Klein_Report.pdf" laundered through front groups from Russian oil interests, and employed to further  HYPERLINK "http://theartofannihilation.com/keystone-xl-the-art-of-ngo-discourse-part-1v-buffett-acquires-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/" enrich billionaires like Warren Buffett.

The scandalous system has turned hardcore environmentalism into a $13.4-billion-per-year operation and represents an unbelievable abuse of our hard-earned tax dollars and the tax-exempt status of numerous foundations and activist groups. Cooperate and get rich; resist, and get the Whitehouse inquisition.
As a result, instead of science, we get opinion, propaganda, spin, pseudo-science and outright fraud – all designed to advance a anti-fossil fuel, pro-renewable energy agenda, that kills jobs and economic growth, endangers human health and welfare, and puts radical regulators and pressure groups in control of our lives, livelihoods and living standards. It also further corrupts our political system.

These Big Green companies, foundations, pressure groups and government unions give our politicians millions of dollars in campaign cash and in-kind help, to keep them in office and the gravy train on track.
The League of Conservation Voters collected $90 million in foundation grants 2000-2013; the LCV Education Fund pocketed $71 million more. The LCV, Sierra Club, NRDC, SEIU, AFSCME, Kleiner Perkins and allied groups are all big Whitehouse (and Obama White House) campaign donors.

Do Senators Whitehouse, Boxer and Markey plan to investigate those financial incentives and abuses?
Concerned citizens should ponder all of this on Earth Day, April 22 – and the next time they vote.
Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow ( HYPERLINK "http://www.CFACT.org" www.CFACT.org), coauthor of Cracking Big Green: Saving the world from the Save-the-Earth money machine, and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death, Climate Hype Exposed and Miracle Molecule: Carbon dioxide.





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The Technocratic Elitism of Modern Environmentalism

Mark Musser

I have written up a book review posted on the Intellectual Conservative for Patrick Wood who has written an excellent book that I highly recommend that discusses an unfamiliar topic strongly connected to the green movement that many people, environmentalists included, are completely unaware of. The book is entitled, "Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation." Patrick Wood has been studying this nefarious movement going all the way back to the 1970’s when he was working with Professor Anthony Sutton. He has finally encapsulated his study into a very well written summary that is highly readable and easy to follow. One of the most important features of Wood’s book is that he demonstrates the environmental movement is not being run by backward minded counter culture hippies, but is strongly tied to big money interests and big government elitism that has technocratic, i.e., totalitarian, future plans for us all - http://intellectualconservative.com/the-technocratic-elitism-of-modern-environmentalism/.

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The Gestapo in the Dells

Major Hochstetter ( Howard Caine ) aims a Walther P38 in 'The Defector ...

Timothy Birdnow

Welcome to the Fascist Republic of Wisconsin.

Yes, this really happened in America; armed police broke into people's homes in the dead of night to harass supporters of Scott Walker. Police were used as Gestapo to stop a political reformer from weakening the labor unions.

And the victims were ordered to remain silent about it, lest the world know the tyranny that the Democrats were practicing.

Strange; the "hands up, don't shoot" crowd is silent over this. They told us all last year that police were out of control, militarized thugs who abuse the citizenry. Now we hear the sounds of crickets and tumbleweeds.

Here is a brief excerpt from the lengthy National Review Online piece:

Major Hochstetter

"Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the "Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.

She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram.

She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door.

"I was so afraid,” she says. "I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.

"I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs.’ I couldn’t get them to stop barking, and I couldn’t get them outside quick enough. I saw a gun and barking dogs. I was scared and knew this was a bad mix.”

She got the dogs safely out of the house, just as multiple armed agents rushed inside. Some even barged into the bathroom, where her partner was in the shower. The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee.

"I told him this was my house and I could do what I wanted.” Wrong thing to say. "This made the agent in charge furious. He towered over me with his finger in my face and yelled like a drill sergeant that I either do it his way or he would handcuff me.”

They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer. She looked outside and saw a person who appeared to be a reporter. Someone had tipped him off.

The neighbors started to come outside, curious at the commotion, and all the while the police searched her house, making a mess, and — according to Cindy — leaving her "dead mother’s belongings strewn across the basement floor in a most disrespectful way.”

Then they left, carrying with them only a cellphone and a laptop."

End excerpt.

The Democrat prosecutor who spearheaded this should be charged. But he is only following in the footsteps of other political prosecutions by Democrats, such as that of Tom Delay or the recent indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry by the same prosecutor who went after Delay. These people are Nazi wannabees.

Do we even have an America anymore?

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April 21, 2015

Whole Lotta Nothin'

Wil Wirtanen


The last paragraph is a classic.

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The Environmental Insane Asylum



By Alan Caruba

Earth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism.

 

Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of the United States to the Pope of the Catholic Church. Their environmentalism is pure socialism.

 

Organizations whom we expect to tell the truth keep telling us that "climate change is one of the biggest global security threats of the 21stcentury.”This was a recent statement by "world leaders” like the G7, a group of finance ministers and central bank governors of seven advanced economies, the International Monetary Fund, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States. On April 17 they adopted a report about the "threat” put together by think tanks that included the European Union Institute for Security Studies and the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

 

When I speak of "climate” I am referring to data gathered not just about decades, but centuries of the Earth’s cycles of warming and cooling. When I speak of "weather”, the closest any of us get to it other than today’s, are local predictions no longer than a few days’ time at best. The weather is in a constant state of flux.

 

Climate change is not a threat and most certainly there is no global warming. As Prof. Bob Carter, a geologist at James Cook College in Queensland, Australia, has written, "For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco.”

 

The fact that the Earth is now into the nineteenth year of a natural planetary cooling cycle seems to never be acknowledged or reported. "The problem here,” says Prof. Carter, "is not that of climate change per se, but rather that of the sophisticated scientific brainwashing that has been inflicted on the public, bureaucrats and politicians alike.”

 

In a book I recommend to everyone, "Climate for the Layman” by Anthony Bright-Paul, he draws on the best well-known science about the Earth noting that "Since there is no such thing as a temperature of the whole Earth all talk of global warming is simply illogical, ill thought out, and needs to be discarded for the sake of clarity. The globe is warming and cooling in different locations concurrently every minute of the day and night.”

 

"Since it is abundantly clear that there is no one temperature of the atmosphere all talk of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is simply an exercise in futility.” A look at the globe from either of its two poles to its equator and everything in between tells us with simple logic that being able to determine its "temperature” is impossible. The Earth, however, has gone through numerous warming and cooling cycles, all of which were the result of more or less solar radiation.

 

The Sun was and is the determining factor. The assertion that humans have any influence or impact that can determine whether the Earth is warmer or cooler is absurd.

 

The Earth had passed through warming and cooling cycles for billions of years before humans even existed, yet we are told that the generation of carbon dioxide through the use of machinery in manufacturing, transportation or any other use is causing the build-up of "greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere. We are told to give up the use of coal, oil and natural gas. That is a definition of insanity!

 

Here’s the simple truth that most people are not told: The Sun warms the Earth and the Earth warms the atmosphere.

 

As for carbon dioxide, the amount generated by human activity represents a miniscule percentage of the 0.04% in the Earth’s atmosphere. There has been more carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere—well before humans existed—contributing to the growth of all manner of vegetation which in turn generated oxygen.

 

Without carbon dioxide there would be no life on Earth. It feeds the vegetation on which animal life depends directly and indirectly. As Anthony Bright-Paul says, "A slight increase in atmosphere of carbon dioxide will not and cannot produce any warming, but can be hugely beneficial to a green planet.”

 

The Earth’s atmosphere is approximately 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 0.9% Argon, 0.04% Carbon Dioxide, and the rest is water vapor and trace gases in very small amounts. They interact to provide an environment in which life, animal and vegetable, exists on Earth.

 

When you live in a Global Environmental Insane Asylum, you are not likely to hear or read the truth, but you can arrive at it using simple logic. We know instinctively that humans do not control the waves of our huge oceans, nor the vast tectonic plates beneath our feet, the eruptions of volcanoes, the Jetstream, cloud formation, or any of the elements of the weather we experience, such as thunder, lightning, and other acts of Nature.

 

Why would we blindly assume or agree to the torrent of lies that humans are "causing” climate change? The answer is that on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, we will be deluged with the propaganda of countless organizations worldwide that we are, in fact, endangering a "fragile” planet Earth.We hear and read that every other day of the year as well.

 

The achievement of the human race and the last 5,000 years of so-called civilization is the way we have learned to adapt to Nature by creating habitats from villages to cities in which to survive and because we have devised a vast global agricultural and ranching system to feed seven billion of us.

 

As for the weather, John Christy, the director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, says he cringes "when I hear overstated confidence from those who describe the projected evolution of global weather patterns over the next one hundred years, especially when I consider how difficult it is to accurately predict that system’s behavior over the next five days.”

 

"Mother Nature,” says Christy, "simply operates at a level of complexity that is, at this point, behind the mastery of mere mortals—such as scientists—and the tools available to us.”

 

Whether it is the President or the Pope, or the countless politicians and bureaucrats, along with multitudes of "environmental” organizations, as well as self-serving "scientists”, all aided by the media, a virtual Green Army has been deliberately deceiving and misleading the citizens of planet Earth for four and a half decades. It won’t stop any time soon, but it must before the charade of environmentalism leaves us all enslaved by the quest for political control over our lives that hides behind it.

 

We must escape the Environmental Insane Asylum in which they want us to live.

 

© Alan Caruba, 2015

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What Today's American Politics Tells Us


By Alan Caruba

There is something very disquieting occurring in American politics today. Most dramatically, the Democratic Party is offering a candidate who is a moral cesspool filled with lies and a history of behavior that would render anyone unthinkable for the highest office in the land. Something is very wrong when Hillary Clinton is, at this point, the only candidate for President the Democrats will be able to vote for and, worse, an estimated 47% of them will vote for her.

What we are witnessing is a Democratic Party that has been debauched by decades of socialism, an economic and political system that has failed everywhere it was implemented.

By contrast, what is being largely overlooked is the wealth of political talent—Rubio, Walker, Paul, et al---that the Republican Party has to offer as an alternative. Instead of obsessing over the different aspects of its candidates, we should be celebrating the fact that voters will be able to choose someone of real merit for whom to vote.

While the brain-dead media talks about the Republican candidates, seizing on every small element of the policies they are individually offering for consideration, the contrast with Hillary Clinton widens into a gap as large as the Grand Canyon. Her campaign thus far has been an exhibition of media manipulation. She talks of "income inequality” as ifit has not existed from the dawn of time and is based on the socialist utopia of everyone being equally poverty-stricken. Who wants to live in a nation where you cannot become wealthy if you’re willing to take the risks and work hard to achieve it?

It is this gap between those concerned with the very real threats to our nation’s security and welfare that lies at the heart of the months ahead in the long political campaigns. We can, at the very least, give thanks that President Obama cannot run again. We must, however anticipate that he will do everything in his power to initiate or expand policies that do not bode well for the nation.

Why anyone would vote for a party that foisted ObamaCare on us, driving up the costs of healthcare though numerous taxes and impacting the healthcare industry in ways that have already caused many physicians to seek retirement or be forced to process their patients as rapidly as possible to pay their bills? The fact that the Republican candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for the repeal of ObamaCare is reason enough to give him serious consideration.

Similarly, conservatives resist amnesty programs that would load the voting rolls with those who entered illegally and now, because they’ve been here for several years, we are supposed to consider them comparable to those who did so legally. Republican candidates who resist this understand that a nation with no real citizenship standards and borders that do not close off easy access rapidly ceases to be a nation. At the same time, these illegals are competing for jobs with those who are legal by birth and naturalization.

It’s a wonder to me that this nation is $18 trillion in debt, has over ninety million unemployed, and the nation continues to "redistribute” money from those who are working to those who are not. These programs are a huge magnet for the illegals, but it is the states that must struggle to fund their educational systems and Medicaid. Meanwhile our infrastructure goes old and in need of repair.

Beyond our shores, thanks to the foreign policies of the President, the United States is no longer the leader of the free world. As the Middle East slips into anarchy Obama wants nothing more than to give Iran the right to have its own nuclear weapons with which to pursue its hegemony of the region. Lift sanctions? Why would we want Iran to have more money to fund the terrorism that it uses to expand its influence? Closer to home,White House efforts toaccept Cuba ignores its dictatorship, its record of providing weapons to our enemies, and years of hostility.

This represents a deliberate effort to undermine and weaken the moral principles on which our nation has been founded and risen to leadership in the past. Who is more widely criticized in our society than the evangelicals who have high moral standards and the Tea Party movement that is seeking to slow the obscene growth of the federal government?

We need to worry about a nation where marijuana is legalized and thus able to affects the mental capabilities of those who have used it since its heyday in the 1960s? Where is the need to reexamine the moral issues involved in the murder of babies in the womb? From 1973 through 2011, there were nearly 53 million legal abortions nationwide. In 2011, approximately 1.06 million abortions took place.

In March I noted that "More than a quarter of births to women of childbearing age—defined here as 15 to 44 years old—in the past five years were cohabiting couples, the highest on record and nearly double the rate from a decade earlier, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2011 to 2013.”

"And here’s a statistic that really caught my attention: "Cohabiting parents now account for a clear majority—59%--of all births outside marriage, according to estimates by Sally Curtin, a CDC demographer. In all, 40% of the 3.93 million births in 2013 were to unmarried women.” Moreover, "It is mostly white and Hispanic couples who are driving the trend, not black couples, experts say.”

This speaks to the breakdown of the institution that is most essential for a healthy, successful society, the dissolution or downgrading of marriage and the births that occur outside of it.

American politics—always a national debate on where we are and where we’re going, is critical to the future. Right now America is at risk of becoming a place where our founding morals, values, and traditions are being cast aside.

Your vote was never more important.

© Alan Caruba, 2015

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