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HOW THE GOP CAN OVERCOME THE DEMOCRATS, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND THE ENTITLEMENT CULTURE

It occurred to me that the same political dynamics that drove Obama’s victory can be used against the democrats in the congressional races in 2014 and again in the presidential race in 2016. By concentrating resources in the battleground states where narrow margins select the winner -- and not funding races which cannot possible produce winners (such as those in California and New York), the GOP can turn Obama’s tactics into a victory.

Along with the selection of battleground states is the suppression of value-driven platforms that put no-win issues like abortion, immigration and other sensitive personal topics on the political stage. One does not necessarily have to discuss the issues, but they need to be deflected into other more pressing concerns involving our economy and national defense.

To complete the winning picture, the GOP needs to tightly control those who would be off-message or likely to inflict significant damage to the party in a primary race. Controlling who can run as a branded republican and curtailing crossovers and other anti-GOP politicians will go a long way to insure that the election is not upset by philandering deviates with foot-in-the-mouth disease. By pre-vetting candidates prior to official party endorsement, damage from interlopers and those with dodgy backgrounds can be bypassed.

Of course, the party needs to talk to net experts and built the same type of interactive tracking systems used by Obama – and maybe, this time, take off the filters that insure that the money is coming from verified domestic sources.

-- steve

BTW – dump those ineffective pundits and panderers like Karl Rove and Dick Morris whose public story amounts to little more than a self-serving commercial for their own benefit.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Global Warming: The argument that cannot be proven, but where everybody can profit!

  • Imagine a lie so large that it becomes accepted by the majority of the public as being true – especially when its self-serving proponents are credentialed men of stature.
  • Imagine a lie so complex that its core truth can never be discovered in a period less than one thousand years, and perhaps not even then.
  • Imagine a lie so profitable that billions of dollars can be taken from taxpayers without a credible shred of evidence, or evidence that actually is contrary to its central premise.
  • Imagine a lie that is told over and over by the mainstream media in order to fill countless pages and thousands of hours of airtime and to secure access to those credentialed men of stature who are also regarded as newsmakers.
  • And, imagine a lie where contradictory evidence is offered as proof of the lie.

The lie is not that there exists a physical phenomena called global warming/global cooling/climate change, but that this physical phenomena is greatly influenced by man’s actions and that public policies are required to “save the planet” from disastrous and immediate consequences of global climate change.

And the people who benefit from this lie are: the governments who can enlarge the scope of their powers and access more of their citizen’s income and wealth; the poorer nations who see wealth redistribution as a means to grow their particular portion of the world, the international institutions that see a method of increasing their power and developing a perpetual income divorced from the contributions of their member states; foundations and think tanks that are subsidized by governments and individuals; the educational institutions who increase facilities and faculty researching the issue; and the special interests which sell their goods and services to those worried about the impact of this planetary disaster.

The fact is that, since the dawn of time, physical forces beyond man’s comprehension and ability to influence have shaped our solar system, our planet, and our environmental ecosphere. The planet has experienced ice ages, warm-ups, higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and lower concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. All before modern man discovered industrialization.

Common sense would tell you that the essential science behind global climate change is the physical phenomenon of energy transfer; with the largest variable being the source of that energy being the Sun. With energy values being greatly affected by the Sun’s solar output, our planetary position with respect to the Sun, cosmic rays which influence cloud formations that represent the greatest of the greenhouse gases, our planet’s rotational dynamics which gives rise to movement of global air masses and our deep oceans (which act as an energy sink) and currents which affect much of the global weather phenomena such as the El Nino/La Nina cycles.

Science tells us that global climate changes is a chaotic system, systems that, by definition, cannot be adequately modeled at this point in time. Consider all of the time and energy that has gone into attempting to model the chaotic system that is the stock market, which some believe is the collective expression of the sentiment of investors, changing from moment-to-moment based on known and unknown external forces.

So why should the public accept the output of deeply flawed models with highly-manipulated data as scientific fact – rock solid enough to drive public policies which result in the enlargement of government fiefdoms and the reduction in the personal freedoms of its citizens? Of course, common sense would dictate the answer: you cannot trust public policies that are not grounded in supportable, provable facts. Reminding people that a consensus of people with demonstrable self-interests in the outcome cannot be regarded as a scientific fact; nor as prudent basis for making public policy positions. 

Unfortunately, as proven by the last election, the majority of people are too wrapped up in their own lives and the need to deal with earning a living to devote the time, money and effort needed to study political issues in depth. Also unfortunately is that the mainstream media has appears to abandon their ethics in “speaking truth to power” in order to capitalize on a beneficial relationship with a political ideology and administration that supports their own personal interests.

For those who want a simple explanation of global warming and the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide, consider this …

  1. Global climate change appears to be somewhat cyclical – although we do not know the exact frequency, amplitude or mean value of the phenomena.
  2. Upon emerging from a little Ice Age, one would expect the Planet to warm up and then cool down as it reverts to its chaotic mean value.
  3. Observations show that the warming lags the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide by 600 to 1,000 years depending upon the datasets used.
  4. Because the atmospheric carbon dioxide lags the warming, it cannot be causal. In fact, there is an ecological case to be made for higher carbon dioxide concentrations which increases plant life, increases oxygen levels and dilutes pollutants.
  5. The phenomena of increasing carbon dioxide can be explained by elementary physics. As temperatures rise, the dissolved carbon dioxide contained in the oceans outgasses to the atmosphere, in the same way an recently uncapped cold beer gives off dissolved carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as it warms.
  6. According to the conclusions from the last 2007 IPCC (The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change),  most of the 0.8 degree warming observed in the past century is due the increase in carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels and other human activities.
  7. We are speaking about a temperature change of only a few degrees – masking any attempt by man to alter the climate cycle in the variability of natural climate cycles. We would not know the results of any experiment for at least 600 to 1000 years – when those who spent our money and denied us our freedoms are long dead. And probably the climate would have substantially changed on its own.

An example of a climate charlatan who has earned hundreds of millions of dollars for his private company …

Listen carefully as he cites a researcher’s prediction that “some of the models suggest that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during some of the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.” Something that has failed to happen – and now calls for extending the forecast period. 

While Al Gore sounds sincere and credible when presenting his PowerPoint slides, it should be remembered that he is not stating facts, but is reporting an observation which many others contest. In this case appearances can be greatly deceiving to those who do not want to research the subject on their own or spend any time looking at the “global picture.” Reputable and well-credentialed scientists have done excellent work in specific locations, but whether or not their findings can be extrapolated to planetary applications is in doubt.

Many scientists cherry-pick data by restricting time-ranges and locations in order to support their own working hypotheses. Therefore, one must be extremely careful about projecting the results of examining twenty trees in Russia to the entire planet. Or looking at temperatures in very small time segments measured in decades.

I think one of the most astounding graphs I have ever seen is the overlay of present-day conditions over the projections of various models. While the models truly overstate the case for global warming, the part that I found fascinating was that the error bars (the probabilities associated with likely error) of the observations greatly exceeded the values presented by the models. Thus indicating, at least to me, that the measurements were worthless when it came to supporting public policies.

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This is not a chart from a “questionable” source, but from the IPCC AR-5 Draft.

Estimated changes in the observed globally and annually averaged surface temperature (in °C) since 1990 compared with the range of projections from the previous IPCC assessments. Values are aligned to match the average observed value at 1990. Observed global annual temperature change, relative to 1961–1990, is shown as black squares (NASA (updated from Hansen et al., 2010; data available at http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/); NOAA (updated from Smith et al., 2008; data available at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cmb-faq/anomalies.html#grid); and the UK Hadley Centre (Morice et al., 2012; data available at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut4/) reanalyses). Whiskers indicate the 90% uncertainty range of the Morice et al. (2012) dataset from measurement and sampling, bias and coverage (see Appendix for methods). The coloured shading shows the projected range of global annual mean near surface temperature change from 1990 to 2015 for models used in FAR (Scenario D and business-as-usual), SAR (IS92c/1.5 and IS92e/4.5), TAR (full range of TAR Figure 9.13(b) based on the GFDL_R15_a and DOE PCM parameter settings), and AR4 (A1B and A1T). The 90% uncertainty estimate due to observational uncertainty and internal variability based on the HadCRUT4 temperature data for 1951-1980 is depicted by the grey shading. Moreover, the publication years of the assessment reports and the scenario design are shown. <Source>

Bottom line …

Models purport to tell the future by programming that seeks to take historical data inputted to the system and to project the likelihood that the data will be reflective of the future. Basically, some models attempt to discover a formula that appears to “fit” the observed data – and then simply projects it into the future. Others use equations of underlying physical phenomena and then try to compute data which matches observed values.

Unfortunately, a sufficient time has gone by where we can see that many models are not good representatives of the phenomena modeled and that their projected data – when measured against actual data – is wildly inaccurate. In most cases, the Global Circulation Models fail to correctly account for water vapor (the largest greenhouse gas) and aerosols and their computed results are questionable.

It is your life that is at stake. Whether or not you are going to let the government impose draconian public policies to make you a slave to the political process – disarming you to prevent dissent – and the loss of your freedoms is the real question.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Gun Control -- Mayor Bloomberg: stunning display of intellectual dishonesty -- Keep 2 NY subway push deaths in perspective

In a stunning display of intellectual dishonesty, gun ban proponent asks New Yorkers to keep the two incidents involving mentally ill people who pushed innocent victims in front of moving subway cars in perspective …

Mayor: Keep 2 NY subway push deaths in perspective

For New York City, it wasn't an unusual sight: a possibly mentally ill woman pacing and mumbling to herself on an elevated subway station platform. The woman eventually took a seat on a bench Thursday night, witnesses later said. Then, without any warning or provocation, she sprang up and used both hands to shove a man into the path of an oncoming train.

As police sought on Friday to locate the unidentified woman, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged residents to keep the second fatal subway shove in the city this month in perspective. The news of the horrific death of 46-year-old Sunando Sen, who was from India and lived in Queens, came as the mayor touted drops in the city's annual homicide and shooting totals.

"It's a very tragic case, but what we want to focus on today is the overall safety in New York," Bloomberg told reporters following a police academy graduation.

Though shoving deaths are rare, Thursday night's killing came just weeks after a man was pushed in front of a train in Times Square. A homeless man was charged with murder and is awaiting trial.

Other high-profile cases include the 1999 fatal shoving of Kendra Webdale, an aspiring screenwriter, by a former psychiatric patient. That case led to a state law allowing for more supervision of mentally ill people living outside institutions. Source: Mayor: Keep 2 NY subway push deaths in perspective - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Perspective?

One, even though you may be able to spot people who look or behave weird – you cannot detect or deter crazy people from doing crazy things.

Two, when measured against a population of over 300 million people, spread out across a wide geographical area, these events – while tragic – are extremely rare.

Three, there is no legislating morality and no law currently on the books or likely to be placed on the books in the future will keep crazies and criminals from pursuing their innermost demons and desires.

Bottom line …

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a hypocrite of the first order, using a tragedy to push social legislation based on his socialist ideology. Funny, because the capitalist system that he wants to rip apart from within is what provided him with power, prestige and profits. Let us not forget that Michael Bloomberg’s multi-billion dollar fortune was made serving up bond data to the Wall Street Wizards.

I find it the height of disingenuous and deliberate hypocrisy for Bloomberg to request that New Yorker’s keep this subway pushing problem in perspective. Notice he is not demanding that guard rails be installed or other technological precautions observed. He does not appear to be calling for more subway police or identity checks against a mental illness database.

And he does not appear to be rushing out to criminalize innocent law-abiding citizens who failed to come to the aid of the stricken man on the track before he was struck by the subway train.

But he is out there screaming for gun control laws which will do little or nothing to deter the crazies and criminals who will use any available weapon to accomplish their twisted goals.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Understanding the fiscal cliff ... the Internet way

People on the Internet have a unique way of expressing complex situations and numbers that make total sense. Thanks to the unknown author who makes the current fiscal cliff situation totally comprehensible to the average citizen …

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Presidential Executive Orders: WILL GUNS GO THE WAY OF GOLD?

The recent Executive Order granting government officials unwarranted raises in a time of financial crisis had me thinking of the other issue facing America today: gun control and confiscation…

President Barack Obama has shown little or no reluctance to side-step the Constitutional duties of Congress to impose Administrative rules and regulations by Presidential fiat – knowing that any serious challenge to his actions would require an expensive and lengthy battle in the courts. And that given the vagaries of the Supreme Court as evidenced by the Roberts’ decision on Obamacare, the outcomes are uncertain given the ideology of the Court at the time. In an event, the damage would have been done … and possibly impossible to reverse.

For those who think it can’t happen …

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Executive Order 6102 required all persons to deliver on or before May 1, 1933, all but a small amount of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates owned by them to the Federal Reserve, in exchange for $20.67 (equivalent to $371.10 today) per troy ounce. Under the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917, as amended by the recently passed Emergency Banking Act of March 9, 1933, violation of the order was punishable by fine up to $10,000 (equivalent to $180 thousand today) or up to ten years in prison, or both. Most citizens who owned large amounts of gold had it transferred to countries such as Switzerland. <Source>

Bottom line …

We are in an era of unprecedented large-scale corruption driven by the ideology of the international socialists who want to diminish the power of the United States on the way to defeating our government, way of life and institutions from within.

The thought that Barack Obama actually cares about destroying the United States as his legacy is greatly overshadowed by his legacy on the world stage as the one that brought the United States to its knees to bow before the international socialist institutions as just another unexceptional member of the international community.

There is but two interrelated things that can spark a revolution against our government. One, the abrogation of the United States Constitution; and two, the confiscation of citizen arms in contravention of the Second Amendment. Both acts of government tyranny that would see the leaders prosecuted for high crimes and misdemeanors. 

Considering the alleged provision of weapons of war to Islamic terrorists and the cover-up of the Benghazi affair, impeachment might not be that far off.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



OBAMA'S CLASS WARFARE: PROTECTS POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS WHILE CITIZENS TWIST IN THE WIND TO PAY BLOATED SALARIES!

In a time of fiscal crisis, President Barack Obama continues to create a divide between those that serve us as politicians and government staff and those in the private sector who must suffer additional confiscation of their hard-earned wages in order to support a protected political class that appears to be immune from the employment catastrophe that has been brought upon the United States by corrupt politicians and their special interest friends.

It appears that Congress no longer is in charge of our spending … 

EXECUTIVE ORDER - ADJUSTMENTS OF CERTAIN RATES OF PAY

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 114(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112–175), which provides that any statutory adjustments to current levels in certain pay schedules for civilian Federal employees may take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date specified in section 106(3) of Public Law 112–175, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted under 5 U.S.C. 5303, are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:

(a) The General Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5332(a)) at Schedule 1;

(b) The Foreign Service Schedule (22 U.S.C. 3963) at Schedule 2; and

(c) The schedules for the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (38 U.S.C. 7306, 7404; section 301(a) of Public Law 102–40) at Schedule 3.

Sec. 2. Senior Executive Service. The ranges of rates of basic pay for senior executives in the Senior Executive Service, as established pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5382, are set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 3. Certain Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries. The rates of basic pay or salaries for the following offices and positions are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof: (a) The Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5312–5318) at Schedule 5; (b) The Vice President (3 U.S.C. 104) and the Congress (2 U.S.C. 31) at Schedule 6; and (c) Justices and judges (28 U.S.C. 5, 44(d), 135, 252, and 461(a), and section 140 of Public Law 97–92) at Schedule 7.

Sec. 4. Uniformed Services. The rates of monthly basic pay (37 U.S.C. 203(a)) for members of the uniformed services, as adjusted under 37 U.S.C. 1009, and the rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay (37 U.S.C. 203(c)) are set forth on Schedule 8 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 5. Locality-Based Comparability Payments. (a) Pursuant to section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, and my authority to implement an alternative level of comparability payments
under section 5304a of title 5, United States Code, locality-based comparability payments shall be paid in accordance with Schedule 9 attached hereto and made a part hereof. (b) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement these payments and to publish appropriate notice of such payments in the Federal
Register.

Sec. 6. Administrative Law Judges. Pursuant to section 5372 of title 5, United States Code, the rates of basic pay for administrative law judges are set forth on Schedule 10 attached hereto and  made a part hereof.

Sec. 7. Effective Dates. Schedule 8 is effective January 1, 2013. The other schedules contained herein are effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date
specified in section 106(3) of Public Law 112–175.

Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13594 of December 19, 2011, is superseded as of the effective dates specified in section 7 of this order.

BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE, December 27, 2012

For those who serve the President …

SCHEDULE 5--EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013)

Level I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . $200,700
Level II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . 180,600
Level III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . 166,100
Level IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 156,300
Level V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . . . 146,400

For those who have shirked their responsibilities and were rarely at work during a two-year political campaign …

SCHEDULE 6--VICE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013)

Vice President . . . . . . . ………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $231,900
Senators . . . . . . . . . . . ……………... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,900
Members of the House of Representatives. . . … . . . . . . . 174,900
Delegates to the House of Representatives. . . . . ….. . . . . 174,900
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico . . . . . ….. . . . . 174,900
President pro tempore of the Senate. . . . . . . . . . ……. . . 194,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate. . … . . . 194,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the House
of Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………….. 194,400
Speaker of the House of Representatives. . . . …... . . . . . . 224,600

<Source: United States Government>

Bottom line …

In a time of fiscal emergency, when the size of government and additional spending should be curtailed, we find the Obama Administration handing out raises to the politicians who did nothing but campaign during the last two years. Shirking their duties. And, most importantly, engaging in criminal activities which saw the looting of the United States Treasury on behalf of the special interests. There should be no executive salary increases, there should be demotions and salary penalties.

As we approach the so-called fiscal cliff … this is what Barack Obama and his fellow travelers think of the Citizens of the United States.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



ARE REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS AFRAID TO DO THEIR JOB, AND WHO ARE THEY AFRAID OF?

The situation …

U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, along with an information Specialist and two former Navy SEALS were killed and an unspecified number of people injured during a 9/11 terrorist attack on a United States facility in Benghazi Libya.

The cover-up …

The President of the United States Barack Obama, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the head of the CIA General Petraeus and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations have all given conflicting statements about the events of that evening. Some even claiming that the attack was the result of an outraged crowd, angry over a little-seen YouTube video which purportedly insulted Islam.

What the media has uncovered …

  • Prior to the attack, we know that the facility was attacked at least two times on previous occasions. We know that diplomatic and security personnel requested additional security measures. We know that those security measures were denied, possibly on the basis of cost and/or a foreign policy that purportedly demanded to keep up appearances of normalcy for political purposes prior to a presidential election. We also know that the British and the Red Cross removed personnel from the area believing that the area was unsafe and that terrorist activity was increasing.
  • We know that the “facility” may have been connected with a covert CIA-State Department effort to arm dissidents in Syria through arms shipments through Turkey. We know that Christopher Steven’s last meeting was with the Turkish Ambassador. We know a second nearby “facility,” apparently run by the CIA was also attacked after CIA personnel responded to requests for assistance and came to the aid of the Ambassador and the stricken Americans.
  • We know that the Ambassador was killed in the first facility and that the two Navy SEALS were killed defending the CIA compound where the victims of the first attack were taken. We also know that the rescue convoy was attacked along the rescue route.
  • We know from media reports that there was no protest, the attack was reported to the Department of State and the White House Situation Room and elsewhere in real time, that embassy personnel were asking for aid and assistance.
  • We also know from media reports that someone –possibly in the White House -- denied the stricken Americans assistance – even though there may have been assets nearby who could have mounted an attack on the rebels.
  • We know from media reports that the attack lasted over seven hours.
  • We know that the AFRICOM Commander General Carter Ham was relieved of command and reassigned. 

What could they be hiding?

  • That the “facility” was never a consulate as originally described, but a CIA facility.
  • That the Ambassador at the direction of the White House was engaged in covert gun-running to enemies (al Qaeda or al Qaeda affiliates) of the United States.
  • That the White House believed that the firefight could be contained and was reluctant or resistant to offering aid to stricken Americans because of potential discovery of the covert CIA operation or the appearances of wrongdoing (especially in light of the Fast and Furious gun-running to Mexican Drug Cartels which also cost Americans their lives) in a close presidential election cycle.
  • That the attackers were nominally al Qaeda or al Qaeda affiliates, but were acting on orders from Iran or Russia, both who have significant dealings with Syria.
  • That the White House leadership was incompetent, the foreign policy was inept and that the White House deliberated too long before deciding to help the stricken Americans.

The lies that demand redress …

  • The President of the United States sent Ambassador Rice on five Sunday Talk shows with a story which was known to select members of the Administration to be untrue.
  • The President of the United States repeated the same lies when addressing the United Nations.
  • The Secretary of State repeated the same lies and purchased media advertising in the region to apologize for the video.

Who knew what and when?

This is not a repeat of Watergate – although it is an active cover-up of a potentially criminal violations of U.S. laws regarding the transfer of arms to our enemies, nobody died during the Watergate affair. But it is important for the representatives of “We the People” to know if any laws were broken or if the White House acted in a cowardly manner in denying assistance to stricken Americans.

The representatives who can ask the tough questions …

Representative Peter T. King Representative Michael J. Rogers Representative Howard Philip "Buck" McKeon
king rogers buck
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Bottom line …

Ambassador Susan Rice, also involved in a similar terrorist bombing of our embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1988 in which she also conveyed false and misleading information from the Clinton White House, should be denied a Presidential Appointment to become the next Secretary of State. She appears to be willing to lie for the Administration and represents a socialist ideology which is incompatible with American ideas, both foreign and domestic.

Susan Rice and Obama's terrorism adviser John Brennan must be put under oath and questioned about what they knew, when they knew it and if Valerie Jarrett was involved.

We must determine if General Carter Ham was relieved of command for refusing to follow an unlawful order to stand down and not rescue Americans.

We must hold the President of the United States and his fellow travelers to account for their actions while acting in our name.

As for Representative Peter King, he appears to be all talk and no walk as he continually bloviates on television shows but will not convene a formal investigation to summon Rice, Brennan, Jarrett and others before the House to explain their actions and what they knew and when they knew it.

Are these representatives afraid of the mainstream media or are they afraid of the racist, socialist Black Caucus (excluding Representative Alan West)? Are they afraid of being blackmailed or exposed like General Petraeus.

If these GOP representatives will not stand up and defend the Constitution of the United States from its enemies, both domestic and foreign, our country is lost!

-- steve 

BTW – have you noticed the delight of both the socialist left and our enemies as our most competent military people and politicians are laid low by nothing more than a sex scandal?


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



LEAKING FOR POLITICAL ADVANTAGE SEEMS TO BE THE RULE RATHER THAN THE EXCEPTION

When will politicians and politicized military officials learn to shut up. Something may be common knowledge in the political, intelligence and military communities, but it does not have to be widely publicized to provide a heads-up to our enemies.

One would consider that the United States, for political, prestige and operational reasons, will track down those who participated in the Benghazi attack and bring them to justice. That is, unless they are members of a “protected” class of people who the United States routinely engages for their own covert activities. In that case, dupes and patsies might be substituted and the matter closed. With the public none the wiser.

So it angers me when I see that “Secret U.S. military commandos are deployed on foreign soil – technically a violation of a nation’s sovereignty.

Pentagon: Secret U.S. military commandos deployed to Libya

Classified United States military units are operating in the region near Libya since the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to the director of operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.

The disclosure that secret U.S. military forces were dispatched to Libya recently was revealed in a letter sent Wednesday to the House Armed Services Committee by Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd, director of operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. Tidd said that after the attack in Benghazi, the U.S. European Command sent a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) platoon to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.“Additional classified capabilities were deployed to the region,” Tidd said, in what other defense officials said was a reference to the deployment of special operations commandos.

How secret can it be when I am reading about it in the mainstream media? How stupid is Vice Admiral Tidd is explaining “who, what  and when”  to our enemies. Tidd does not get a pass for not revealing sources and methods.

Tidd was responding to a letter from Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) about whether the military recommended bolstering security in Libya prior to the Sept. 11 attack that killed U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Responding publicly to a letter from a politician which has been sent in “open format” to the media is a sucker’s play.

A U.S. official would not provide details on the classified unit in the region but said it includes elite U.S. special operations commandos trained for counterterrorism missions, like the Navy’s Seal Team Six, known formally as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. The CIA also is said to be secretly setting up covert armed aerial drone units in the country.

It appears that we now know one of the methods include drones, giving a heads up that meetings might be best accomplished in Mosques, hospitals and other targets seemingly immune from drone strikes.

The U.S. military also has been working with the remnants of the Libyan military’s special operations forces as the new provisional government seeks to set up a central military and reduce the control of the large number of heavily armed militias, many of them Islamist-run, around the country. On Sept. 12, President Obama vowed to “work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.”

Doubling down on stupidity? It was the Obama Administration who first thought that they could work with the emerging Libyan government – which we now know includes embedded al Qaeda operatives.

Former Libya-based security officials have said the threat environment was extremely dangerous and Stevens himself had written cables back to Washington stressing the worsening conditions and heightened extremist activity. And documents found at the site six weeks after the attack indicate that consulate employees noticed a local Libyan police officer taking photos of the consulate from a building across the street on the morning of Sept. 11, according to Foreign Policy magazine. <Source>

The fact that a self-serving politician will release information that fits their agenda should be assumed.

The comments regarding classified forces were included in several letters that Tidd and two other senior military officials, including the commander of the U.S. Africa Command, sent to McKeon stating that they did not recommend increasing military forces for the security of U.S. diplomatic and intelligence personnel in Libya after a Pentagon Site Security Team ended its mission in Libya on Aug. 3. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, the Africa Command commander, stated in his letter to McKeon that no one from his command recommended bolstering military forces in Libya in response “to the threat environment.”

“While the Accountability Review Board continues in its work reviewing any and all requests made by the Department of State, I can state with certainty that U.S. Africa Command did not receive any direction to provide U.S. military forces to augment security for U.S. personnel in Libya beyond the expiration of the Site Security Teams’ mandate through Aug. 3, 2012,” Ham stated in the Oct. 31 letter.

However, the four-star general said all email accounts of U.S. military personnel in Libya after Aug. 4 were frozen “to assess if any informal communications with personal recommendations were sent during that timeframe in which they were under my command and no longer under Chief of Mission authority.” “To date, our due diligence has revealed no such information,” Ham said.

Tidd said in his letter that no one in his office urged the State Department or other agencies to increase security, nor did the Pentagon seek better security for U.S. officials in Libya.

Tidd also said no one in the Joint Staff operations directorate recommended adding forces to Libya before last month’s attack.

Adm. William McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, sent a similar letter to the House committee chairman.

Bottom line …

While all of the leaked information is putting greater pressure on the Administration to reveal why they lied to the American public is noteworthy journalism, there is an official time and place for such responses. Responses that will not result in the deaths of additional intelligence or military special operations people on the ground.

Additionally, publicly advising the people of a host nation that a foreign sovereign is operating with moral authority and relative impunity in their neighborhood is not a good thing. Especially when such interventions can be used to recruit homeland resistance fighters.

Until there is an official hearing, I suggest that the hyper-politicized administration, intelligence and military people STFU! You are harming America’s cause while attempting to feather your own nest or disclaim responsibility for the Benghazi 9/11 attack. There is enough blame to go around and from my viewpoint: it was a team failure. Individual team members should be held responsible and accountable.

-- steve 

Reference Links …

Free Beacon - Pentagon: Secret U.S. military commandos deployed to Libya


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Boycott Mexico? Mexico enters U.S. Court System to stop enforcement of anti-illegal-alien laws, yet jails our citizens on trumped up charges!

Mexico, with some of the toughest laws when it comes to illegal aliens is asking a United States Court to go easy on those in the United States who harbor illegal aliens …

Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law

The Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state's 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harboring of illegal immigrants.

Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.'s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America.

This is where the Judge should throw the Mexican counsel and his brief out of court for lack of standing. Citing that Mexico’s laws do not provide “reciprocity or parity” for American citizens. And that no sovereign nation should be allowed to request that we breach our system of laws for its own benefit.

Extortion …

"Mexico cannot conduct effective negotiations with the United States when the foreign policy decisions of the federal governments are undermined by the individual policies of individual states," lawyers for the Mexican government said in a friend-of-the-court brief.

The harboring ban was in effect from late July 2010 until U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton blocked its enforcement on Sept. 5. Two weeks before Bolton shelved the ban, she said during a hearing that she knew of no arrests that were made under the provision.

"Mexico's own immigration laws are significantly more heavy-handed than anything imposed as a result of SB1070. Does the Mexican government believe the nearly identical U.S. federal law harms diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico?" he said.

This wasn't the first time a foreign government has chimed in during disputes over the immigration law. In 2010, Mexico urged the courts to declare the law unconstitutional, and 10 other Latin American countries had joined in expressing their opposition to the law. Source: Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Bottom line …

  • It is time to tell Mexico to stop exporting its poverty, crime and disease to the United States.
  • It is time to tax all of the money flowing out of the United States to Mexico in order to pay for illegal alien healthcare and social services.
  • It is time to demand that Mexico treat American citizens better and quit trumping up bogus charges to extort American families.

We have a bad situation on our border. A corrupt country run by popularly elected socialists who refuse to clean up their own nation and exploit their abundant natural resources for the benefit of their own people. In fact, Mexico is one charismic leader away from another revolution.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Piers Morgan Desperate for Ratings: Let's Amend the Constitution & The Bible -- Even Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear knows Morgan is a Brit Twit

I am an avid watcher of the BBC’s version of Top Gear – one of the best and most watched television programs in the world. Basically, Top Gear is for automotive enthusiasts and is an irreverent look at motors, motoring and motorists through the eyes of its three “presenters:” Jeremy ‘Jezza’ Clarkson, Richard ‘The Hamster’ Hammond and James ‘Captain Slow’ May. The one overriding rule of Top Gear is to always tell the truth – the good, bad and ugly – even though it upsets the sponsors, the program directors and the BBC.

Since Jeremy Clarkson is the one who famously punched Piers Morgan in the face for being an asshole, I note with great pleasure Clarkson’s tweets regarding Piers Morgan …

jc

Proof …

Piers Morgan: Let’s Amend the Constitution & The Bible

The Blaze reports,

During a discussion on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday — Christmas Eve — with Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, Morgan argued that there needs to be an “amendment to the Bible” for same-sex marriage, because like the Constitution, the Bible is “inherently flawed.”

Both the Bible and the Constitution were well intentioned but they are basically, inherently flawed. Hence, the need to amend it,” Morgan told Warren during a conversation where Morgan emphasized the need for America to separate Church and State.

“My point to you about gay rights, for example, it’s time for an amendment to the Bible.” “Uh, no,” replied Warren, in a conversation that remained civil between both parties. “Not a chance. What I believe is flawed is human opinion, because it constantly changes.”

 Bottom Line …

Morgan appears to be the ultimate socialist Brit twit who believes in appeasement. As of this moment 87,000 people have signed the White House petition to have Piers Morgan deported.

we petition the Obama administration to:

Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment

British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.

And it appears that 7,000 Brits – although they have no standing – are petitioning the White House to keep Piers Morgan in America.

we petition the Obama administration to:

Keep Piers Morgan in the USA

We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA. There are two very good reasons for this. Firstly, the first amendment. Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back. Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS