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CALIFORNIA NEEDS A PROPOSITION: CAMPAIGN FUNDS CANNOT BE USED FOR LEGAL DEFENSE EXPENSES

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Slimeball gun grabber Leland Yee was collecting money from fools stupid enough to finance his run for the California Secretary of State, or at least those who were trying to buy influence with the potential of Secretary of State. Of course, Yee dropped out of that campaign when he was indicted on arms trafficking in an FBI sting operation.

Now, Yee plans to use some portion of the $653,000 in  unused campaign cash to fund his legal defense fund on arms trafficking charges. And, yes, it is legal under the auspices of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Bottom line …

California needs a proposition making it illegal to use campaign funds for the legal defense of criminal charges. And, to return campaign cash first to the contributors on a pro rata basis, and to the State’s general fund if there is anything left in the kitty.

-- 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



OBAMA WEAKNESS: WILL DO ANYTHING TO SECURE FAVORABLE PUBLICITY IN ISRAELI -- PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATIONS

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It is no secret that the corrupt Obama Administration is willing to spend any amount of money on Barack and Michele’s vacations as well as simply purchasing photo ops and favorable proclamations that have little or no substance. A good example being the release of billions in blocked Iranian assets in return for a “preliminary” agreement that did absolutely nothing to disarm the Iranian nuclear program and halt their development of ballistic missiles.

Now we are finding that the Obama Administration may be willing to release an Israeli spy and make other concessions just to have the Israelis and Palestinians sit down at a table where the Palestinians do not even have the power to sign an agreement. That power being withheld by the terrorist group Hamas.

U.S. could free Israeli spy in deal to save peace talks: source close to talks

An Israeli spy serving a life sentence in the United States and groups of Palestinian prisoners could be freed under an emerging deal to salvage Middle East peace talks, sources close to the negotiations said on Monday.

The sources, who spoke as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders, said under the proposed arrangement that Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst caught spying for Israel in the 1980s, could be released by mid-April.  Source; U.S. could free Israeli spy in deal to save peace talks: source close to talks - Yahoo News

What the fool does not realize …

  1. There must be a cessation of continuing terrorist hostilities.
  2. There can be no peace until one party (the Palestinians) recognize the other party (Israel) as a legitimate state with a right to exist.
  3. There can be no peace until one party has the ability to effect a settlement as the current legitimacy of the negotiating party is trumped by Hamas.
  4. There can be no Palestinian right of return as that would amount to the devastating demographic bombing of Israel and dilution of Jewish political power.
  5. Jerusalem must remain undivided and under the control of the Jewish state.
  6. There must be a legitimate expansion plan to accommodate Jewish settlers.
  7. There can be no division or give-up of property that would damage the defense of Israel.
  8. There can be no peace as long as one party (the Palestinians) continue to preach hatred in their schools and mosques.

And the three most important considerations …

  1. Recognition of the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “If the Arabs lay down their arms, there will be peace. If Israel lays down her arms, there will be no Israel.”
  2. The surrounding Arab states could easily enlarge and accommodate a portion of a Palestinian state within their borders if they were do inclined.
  3. Even when Israel is removed from the equation, the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims fight each other to control the legitimacy of the religion.

Bottom line …

Peace in our time is unlikely until we see a reform of Islam and the tolerance for other religions and practices without prejudice. Otherwise, it is all a grand game of preserving dictatorships and access to oil.

-- 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



GOP RUN BY STUPID SOUTHERNER WARMONGERS?

Sometimes the thinking of progressive socialist democrats is so bizarre as to produce a state of wonder and disbelief. In this particular post, we find the progressives suggesting that republicans love war because those pesky Civil War Southerners love war and the GOP is the party of the South.  [My comments in blue italic]

The Reason Republicans Love War So Much -- The GOP and the South can’t stand the fact that Obama seeks diplomacy.

[Considering that President Obama entered the Office of the President with no foreign relations experience and has surrounded himself with hyper-partisan advisors who are more interested in domestic policy and the power politics to advance a near-socialist agenda, one wonders if President Obama is even capable of understanding history, current world affairs, and what it means to lead from the front? It appears that Obama and his advisors do not know that war is inevitable when diplomacy fails to bring about a desired political outcome. And, as we have seen in Iran – and in the Muslim world in general, diplomacy is a tool to allow the opposition time to train additional recruits and replenish their cache of materiel before the next big battle. ]

Southerners are a military people. We were back then, still are today,” says a North Carolina Civil War enthusiast in 1998’s Confederates in the Attic.

[This is one man’s opinion that cannot be simply extrapolated into today’s environment. Very few people who have gone to war or who have lost loved ones like war or the personal devastation it brings Most Southerners, back then as now, simply want to be left alone to do their own thing. They are not more warlike than the Northerners who were expansionists and control freaks when it came to pursuing their own political agenda. Let us not forget, the civil war was more state’s rights and preserving the union than freeing the slaves. One could make the case that one of the more pressing issues was the industrialized North’s demand that the more agrarian South sell their cotton only to the industrialized North rather than ship it for sale abroad. Most Southerners did not own plantations, nor did they own slaves. While Southerners were more likely to own firearms that were used on a daily basis, that did not make them more bellicose or dangerous to anyone except animals.]

That's why the Republican Party is piling on President Obama as he seeks a diplomatic peace in Ukraine. The United States is acting like a nation in decline in its dealings with Russia rather than projecting strength, say former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, while Sen. John McCain has criticized Obama’s diplomatic efforts on so many occasions in a way that suggests if we don’t start bombing Russia in the next 72-hours, the senator from Arizona will chew through a lamp post.

[Let the progressive socialist democrats realize that President Obama was not and is not an “engaged” president capable of leadership. An empty suit who believes a well-crafted and well-delivered speech is the equivalent of action. President Obama lost any effectiveness a few years ago when his ineptitude and desire for a political public relations win demanded that he pull a defensive missile shield from Poland and cede negotiating strength to Russia in order to deal with Syria and Iran. The truth is that President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats do not know history, do not know how to protect the United States, and tend to project American values onto our enemies. Values that simply do not exist on the side of evil. There is no suggestion that John Bolton, a student of history, and John McCain are eager to engage in war. But they do serve as a counterpoint to Obama’s subservience to dictators and his willingness to go along to get along – anything to avoid interrupting the pursuit of his socialist agenda and ideology.]

On Tuesday, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that even a “trained ape” has better foreign policy skills than President Obama. Mind you, Rumsfeld also said in 2002, “That even a trained ape knows Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.” Just kidding, but that's the guy we're dealing with here.

[Right out of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, the author attempts to denigrate Rumsfeld with a lie … and then excuses his bad behavior with a “just kidding.” What is so damn funny about this subject that it promotes “just kidding” levity. While Rumsfeld had his shortcomings, his re-working of the ossified set-piece military toward a faster and more mobile aggressive force of special operations personnel was what was needed to deal with the counterinsurgency in wars where there were no clearly defined enemies and un-uniformed enemy combatants faded back into the civilian population after a skirmish. About Obama, he was dead right – Obama does not appear to have any foreign policy skills.]

The Republican Party is the party of the South. The Republican congressional delegation is disproportionately southern, and unsurprisingly a majority of the party’s leaders talk with a southern accent. If you want to know why there has never been a war the Republican Party didn’t want another person’s kid to fight, it’s the Republican Party’s slavish devotion to the monolithic South. In Better off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession, Chuck Thompson writes, “The southerner’s enthrallment with war and bloodshed, his veneration of defeat and disaster, his zeal for religious crusade, and easy compliance with the corporate profit motive, has repeatedly dragged the nation into unnecessary wars.”

[Sheer idiocy on behalf of the author. Does he not know that the GOP is governed by Northeastern Liberal Elites – Bush and Kerry alike were Yalies and members of Skull and Bones? And, if anything, it was the Carters and the Clintons that were the corrupt Southerners in power. It is a scurrilous and cowardly charge that the GOP wants “another person’s kid to fight.” As for unnecessary wars, the mistake was attempting to be good guys – rebuilding the damage we did to our enemies during an ongoing conflict. We should have pursued the terrorists and left any rebuilding to the Arab nations. And, ignored the simpering liberals who wailed about collateral damage. While we cannot deny that there were billions to be made off the conflict, these cannot be solely ascribed to the GOP, because corrupt politicians on both sides of the aisle were profiting mightily from the contributions of the special interests trying to keep the dollars flowing.]  

The GOP and the South can’t stand the fact that Obama seeks diplomacy, or occasionally walks back from his own self-imposed “red lines.” They view his hesitancy to use military force as weakness, while at the same time forgetting the blood and treasure this country has forfeited in its previous rush to war; an invasion and occupation that cost 186,000 Iraqis and 5,000 Americans their lives. While also not forgetting that misadventure came with a $3 trillion price tag and an immeasurable moral cost.

[Does the author not realize that it is not the opinion of Americans that counts in the world of realpolitik strategy, and that our enemy has a vote that is more powerful that ordinary Americans? It is apparent that world leaders believe President Obama is a weak and ineffective President, likely to go to foreign countries and give speeches apologizing for America’s past behavior and disparaging a nation that has given more lives and treasure to bring peace and freedom to the world. If you cannot believe Obama’s word about “red lines,” how can you take anything he says with any degree of certainty or believability?

And, I find it abominable that this miscreant author has the temerity to characterize the Iraq war as an invasion and occupation that cost 186,000 Iraqi lives. Suggesting the war is illegitimate and that somehow Iraqi lives, listed first, are more important than American lives. Excuse me, but I have no moral equivalence and do not give a damn about Iraqi lives, except in the abstract and the fact that we freed the nation. In fact they have so much freedom that they told us to go to hell and are cozying up to Iran. Our mistake was nation building and trying to bring freedom to those who do not want it bad enough to revolt on their own.]

Interestingly, a 2003 Pew Research Poll showed that Southerners were by far the most supportive of the Iraq invasion, with 77 percent believing it was the right choice, as opposed to barely half of Americans in general. In fact, Southern whites expressed the strongest support for military action in Iraq with 83 percent saying it was the right decision.

Going back further, C. Vann Woodward noted in The Burden of Southern History, “Not only had the strongest support for the Vietnam War come from the South, but so also had the President and the Secretary of State who led the crusade.”

[Could it be that more Southerners are more patriotic and do not buy into the nonsense of political correctness, multiculturalism, moral equivalency, and America as just another unexceptional nation among the member-states of the international community? Did anyone notice that Vietnam was a military victory but a political defeat brought about by a fifth column of progressive socialist democrats trying to destroy America from within? The very same people who are attempting to bring about the transformation of America by writing anti-American articles such as this one that appears to be based on a phony supposition and filled with radical progressive thoughts. And, how can we forget the President Johnson was a corrupt progressive socialist democrat from the South? ]

The Republican Party’s new attack line is to blame the world’s woes on a weakened America. With the slow but steadily growing success of the Affordable Care Act, it appears the GOP is readying to roll out its old timey “Democrats are weak on national security” tagline for 2014 instead of attacks on the President’s signature legislation.

[There is little or no doubt in my mind, or that of anyone with the ability to remember history and engage in a little critical thinking, that America has been weakened by a wishy-washy President who votes “present” and leads from behind. A man seemingly devoid of patriotism and core American values. A man who confuses speechifying and action. It is true that democrats are weak on national security, and it is quite ballsy of the author to remind us that Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare, is an abject failure that inflicts unnecessary pain and suffering on Americans to bring about a transformative socialist one-payer, government-controlled society.]

Read the rest of this screed at: The Reason Republicans Love War So Much | Alternet

Kabuki Theatre:  Obama caught in an on-mic accidental disclosure?

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U.S. President Obama: "This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility."
Russian President Medvedev:  "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir."

Considering the remarks of Obama to Russia’s President, one wonder’s if this latest brouhaha is not actually being stage-managed by Obama and Putin to the disadvantage of America and for the purpose of distracting Americans from all of the scandal swirling about Obama and his progressive socialist democrat administration? Sorry to say folks, but I do not trust President Obama to do anything that is not politically expedient for the progressive socialist democrats. He was raised as a non-American socialist/communists and appears to be the consequences of a smart slacker with a chameleon-like ability to turn his rather bland façade into one that mirrors his audience.

Bottom line …

How is it that the progressive socialist democrats fete and glorify socialist dictators and murderers like Fidel Castro, Che Guevarra, and Hugo Chavez while denigrating America and American values? It is time to throw the progressive socialist democrats out of the House and the Senate and restore American values. No more knuckling under to shouting illegal alien socialist activists or petty dictators. American has enemies folks, both foreign and domestic – and they are trying to use our own laws, our own institutions, and our own media against us. All brought about by corruption and the moneyed special interests. Remember this at the ballot box when you vote to save your own life and those lives of your family, neighbors, community, city, state, and nation.

-- 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



PATHETIC GOP POLL: HOW SAD IS ANY POLL LEAD BY RAND PAUL, MIKE HUCKABEE, AND JEB BUSH?

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Warning: this poll is extremely suspect …

  1. Polls conducted this early in the 2016 presidential election cycle with undeclared candidates are meaningless.
  2. The sample size and composition of the poll cannot be projected onto the national scene and their media release is unprofessional in that it does not disclose the” margin of error.”
  3. This is the type of poll that is released by market research firms as a calling card that announces their availability for more paid political research.
  4. The poll skews conservative and the head honcho claims, “It’s a shame some Republicans haven’t learned the lessons of nominating moderate candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney,” which is unprofessional as any analysis would not have any note of a personal bias.
  5. This is the type of polling that is often conducted by one candidate to bolster their local, regional, or limited national credibility. Since there is no statement of sponsorship, the question of who paid for the poll remains open and suspect. 

Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee are small-time players and would have no chance against a strong national figure such as Hillary Clinton – even given the dissatisfaction with Obamacare, and the continuing scandal of the progressive socialist democrats.

For your amusement …

Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee Leading New Nationwide 2016 Poll 

WPA Opinion Research, a nationally recognized polling firm, today released the results of a nationwide poll examining the potential 2016 GOP field.     

With a field of quality candidates, it is no surprise that no one has broken away from the pack,” said CEO Chris Wilson.  ”The important thing at this point of the race is staying in the conversation, and the fact that Rand Paul, Huckabee, Bush, Christie and Cruz are all managing to do that bodes well for them long term.”

The nationwide telephone poll was conducted from March 18-20th of 801 Republicans and Republican Leaning Independents.  

If the Republican primary election for United States President were held today, for whom would you vote for?

1.    Rand Paul (KY) – 13%
       Mike Huckabee (AR) – 13%
3.    Jeb Bush – 11% (FL)
4.    Chris Christie (NJ) – 9%
       Ted Cruz (TX) – 9%
6.    Paul Ryan (WI) – 6%
       Marco Rubio (FL) – 6%
8.    Scott Walker (WI) – 5%
9.    Bobby Jindal (LA) – 3%
       Rick Santorum (PA) – 3%
11.  Rick Perry (TX) – 1%
12.  Don’t Know/Refused – 19%

Wilson added, “Rand Paul seems to be doing what his father never was able to and reaching out to other parts of the party to win support. While young voters are his best group, Paul also manages to pull in support from other age groups as well. He wins 16% of the 65-74 age group. Given that Christie support is driven from the moderate side of the party, his best move may be to move the conversation away from ideology to the idea that he is best positioned to beat Hillary.”  

When participants were also asked about which candidates would have the best chance of beating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election for President:

  • Rand Paul  13%
  • Chris Christie 13%
  • Jeb Bush  12%
  • Marco Rubio 9%
  • Huckabee 8%
  • Ted Cruz 8%.  

Christie is clearly not the first choice among GOP voters overall, but when you look at which candidate Republicans believe can beat Hillary Clinton there is evidence that the theory a moderate Republican can beat a liberal Democrat still holds some sway,”Wilson noted.  ”It’s a shame some Republicans haven’t learned the lessons of nominating moderate candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney.”

Additional Poll Background

  • 48% of participants “more closely identified” with the “traditional Republican Party” while 42% chose the “Tea Party movement.”
  • 50% of participants identified with being an “economic conservative concerned about jobs, economic growth, and debt.”
  • 35% of participants identified with being a “social conservative concerned about moral values, protecting the family, and pro-life.”

About WPA Research:

Since 1998, WPA Opinion Research has been a leading provider of political polling for campaigns from Governor and U.S. Senate to Mayor and City Council in all 50 states and several foreign countries.  WPA has been nationally recognized for its efforts to provide cutting edge research that produces positive outcomes for WPA’s clients. The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) awarded its coveted “Pollie” to WPA for its innovative Adaptive Sampling and Predictive Analytics that allowed WPA to buck national GOP polling trends and deliver industry-leading results.

Source: New Nationwide 2016 WPA Poll | Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research

Bottom line …

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The GOP is in real trouble if all they can offer up as candidates is another moderate crony capitalist like Jeb Bush, a small-time grifter who accepts money from white supremacists like Rand Paul, and Mike Huckabee, a religious zealot who destroyed all of the hard drives in the Governor’s office upon leaving office, lest they be used in Freedom of Information Act requests.

It appears that the difference in poll numbers between Rand Paul and Ted Cruz may be one of public name recognition and the spill over Rand Paul gets from his grifter father, Ron Paul.

As you might surmise, I do not like any of these candidates, nor do I believe they can muster the overwhelming support of moderate republicans and independents.

We are in deep, deep trouble when it comes to presidential candidates at this point in time. If one were to be realistic, again – at this point in time – the only two viable candidates are Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. And,. as I said, we are in deep, deep trouble.

Our real chance to effect change and to reverse the tide of socialism and communism in America is to purge the fifth column of progressive socialist democrats trying to destroy America from within. We need to regain majorities in the House and the Senate in 2014, and stop the corruption – including the flow of campaign funding from our enemies, both foreign and domestic – in Washington.

-- 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



BARNEY FRANK: ALEC BALDWIN'S GAY APOLOGY PROJECT/TOUR?

It’s not so much Alec Baldwin needs to produce an actual documentary, but to talk about it endlessly in the progressive mainstream media …

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Alec Baldwin Producing Documentary on Barney Frank, 'a Personal Hero of Mine'

Little more than a month after Alec Baldwin declared “goodbye to public life,” the liberal actor is back in the news after signing on as an executive producer of a documentary entitled Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, which will debut on April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival in lower Manhattan.

Barney Frank -- an openly gay, recently retired Congressman from Massachusetts -- “is a personal hero of mine,” Baldwin said in a statement regarding the project. “His legacy in Congress, and his historic importance as the first openly gay and married Congressman, are important for our country.” <Source: NewsBusters | Exposing Liberal Media Bias>

“Executive Producer” in Hollywood speak is someone putting up the money or promoting the project, and given the date of the debut, it appears that this is little more than a temporary stop on Alec Baldwin’s gay apology tour. If this is one of Alec Baldwin’s heroes … oh boy!

Two angry liberals who demand you do what they say, not what they do … 

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I wonder if Alec Baldwin will mention …

  1. Representative Barney Frank, along with Senator Christopher “Waitress Sandwich” Dodd was one of the driving forces behind the near collapse of the economy by advocating that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac abandon sound lending practices and become “instruments of public policy?”
  2. That Barney Frank resisted all efforts to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the years prior to their collapse and government takeover?
  3. That Barney Frank touted the safety and soundness of Fannie Mae only weeks before the government took over as conservator.
  4. That Barney Frank was the epitome of corrupt cronyism.
  5. That Barney Frank got his gay lover an executive position with Fannie Mae in an area the involved governmental affairs and housing policy? Can you say conflict of interest? Undue pressure?
  6. That Barney Frank offered to fix a bank deal for Maxine Waters to keep her from an ethics charge?
  7. That Barney Frank is a sharp-tongued progressive socialist democrat who stands for big government, central planning, and the socialist agenda? 

Who gives a rat’s ass about progressive hothead Alec Baldwin or the corrupt gay ideologue Barney Frank except progressive socialist democrats, hipsters, and celebrity watchers. If Barney Frank was an executive in real life, he would be in jail for his unfounded media manipulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that was little more than false and misleading investor information.

-- 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



NOAH THE MOVIE: VEGAN, GLOBAL WARMING HEARSAY OR HERESY?

Imagine a Hollywood special effects movie that takes a simple, short biblical parable and attempts to turn it into a global warming story complete with a fight scene …

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Noah is a conservationist and there is no mention of God in this tale of progressive imagination. Somehow I seem to imagine Mel Gibson rather than Russell Crowe playing Noah.

One reviewer summarized this tale of progressive story-telling …

"Noah" ties God's wrath to the indiscriminate despoiling of the land and the slaughter of earth's animal population by greedy and hungry humans. (Noah and his family are vegetarians and view the consumption of meat as a sin against God, referred to here only as "the Creator.") The deluge, vividly described by Noah as "the waters of the earth meeting the waters of the sky," is depicted as kind of a nautical version of a Panini press that sandwiches the earth's creatures between slices of roaring water and crushes the life out of them. <Source>

Regardless of what the movie says, it would do well to remember your bible …

Genesis 9:1-4 (King James Version)

9:1      And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

9:2      And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

9:3      Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

9:4      But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Nothing about vegans, but certainly a direct reference to well-seasoned meat-eating.

Bottom line …

Look to the progressive mainstream media to hype this movie – but wait for the word-of-mouth from your friends before jumping on the vegan/conservation bandwagon.

Unless you are a progressive socialist democrat hipster, have clamoring kids, or are into dysfunctional dystopian disasters – you may wish to think twice before shelling out the big bucks at the theatre and wait until it comes out on a DVD. And, if you are a special effects aficionado, this is a must see. 

Of course, the real question is whether or not Biblical Story Adaptations, Russell Crowe, and special effects, of course, can save a rather degenerate Hollywood that typifies so much of the evil and bad behavior in this world?

-- 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



ANOTHER DAY AND ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO COMPROMISE YOUR COMPUTER?

This is why you cannot trust any message from any organization and/or individual …

In the past 24-hours, I have received a number of legitimate-looking e-mails from banks, internet service providers, e-mail hosting companies, and companies all claiming that I was entitled to some form of free money. Many requiring me to respond with my personal information and/or banking details. Some requesting a relatively small processing charge to unlock my megabucks windfall bonus. Personally, I think they would have been more credible soliciting a bribe for an elected official rather than asking for a processing charge. And, some just relying on your curiosity (and/or greed) to get you to click on an attachment that would initiate an attack on your computer.

The message …

From:      ALERT
Sent:       Friday, March 28, 2014 3:28 PM To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject:  Payment Notification

Your urgent response is needed to the payment notification attached to you. Kindly read and feed us back with your observation.

Clickable File Attachment:  Payment Receipt

What was contained in the file attachment …

__________ ESET Smart Security warning, version of virus signature database 9609 (20140328) __________
Warning, ESET Smart Security found the following threats in the message:

Payment Receipt.scr - a variant of Win32/Injector.Autoit.AJS trojan - deleted
Payment Receipt.scr > UPX v13_m8 - a variant of Win32/Injector.Autoit.AJS trojan - was a part of the deleted object
Payment Receipt.scr > UPX v13_m8 > AUTOIT > script.bin - a variant of Win32/Injector.Autoit.AJS trojan - was a part of the deleted object
Payment Receipt.scr > AUTOIT - is OK


What is Autoit?

AutoIt Microsoft’s free automation language for Windows and creates script-like (think macros) commands that can be used to automate Windows functions. .Before you research any virus, be advised that the Google (or any other search engine) can lead to pages that will infect your computer. It can also be used to create malware that deliver payloads that can compromise your system and steal your data.

The Autoit.ajs is a trojan  that earches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.It terminates running security processes y tools that leave your computer vulnerable to other malware attacks.

The file payload extension is “.scr” (System Configuration Repository) and is only readable by the Windows operating system.

Bottom line – BEFORE you push that button …

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Here are some of the best practices you might consider:

  1. Always maintain a reliable backup of critical information – especially non-executable data files (you can always reinstall the original program)
  2. Install and maintain an effective anti-virus/anti-malware solution.
  3. Update and patch all programs as soon as practical.
  4. Do not open any attachments unless you are absolutely sure that they are benign. ‘
  5. Not storing passwords in Windows programs for convenience.
  6. Separating your professional and personal activities.
  7. Avoid porno, sports, and celebrity sites.
  8. Avoid networked drives and computers.

You may wish to go beyond these provisions by:

  1. Reading all e-mails in a text format and disallowing all attachments.
  2. Using a designated “user” account without “administrator” privileges.
  3. Disabling known malware vectors associated with Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Silverlight
  4. Turning off all third-party toolbars and browser helper objects.
  5. Virtualizing your machine to allow for fast recovery in case of infection or other compromise.
  6. Testing new programs in a virtual “sandbox”

If you do not know what these measures are or do not want to be involved with security issues, limit your activities. And while it sometimes becomes tedious, you may wish to visit Steve Gibson’s GRC (Gibson Research Corporation) at https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm and check out Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte talking about various security issues.

BE AWARE AND BE SAFE …

-- 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



SENATOR HARRY REID: THE LYING LIAR WHO LIES

Is Harry Reid so old and senile that he forgets that there is something called “videotape” and that the pesky “internet” is likely to call him out when he lies on the floor of the Senate?

Harry Reid Lying to the Senate and the American People … Harry Reid Lying about Lying to the Senate and the American People …
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Lying about a lie … (Click on the first video)

Reid: "Mr. President, the junior senator from Wyoming has come to the floor several times recently talking about the fact that examples that he and others Republicans have given dealing with ObamaCare, examples that are bad, I've called lies. Mr. President, that is simply untrue."

"I have never come to the floor, to my recollection, I've never said a word about examples that Republicans have given regarding ObamaCare and how it's not very good." 

Lying …  (Click on he second video)

"We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it's ruining in Republicans' stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers. But in those tales, turned out to be just that: tales, storiesmade up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements."

"There's plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they're being told all over America."

Bottom line …

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the leader of a cadre of progressive socialist democrats who crafted legislation that materially damages America and the majority of Americans. In addition, he passed this harmful legislation using legislative tricks. He is an evil man … a man who appears thoroughly corrupt as he hides behind his religion. A man who is willing to attack and vilify two American businessmen on the floor of the Senate rather than admit that George Soros does the exact same thing to a far greater extent and a far greater negative influence.

As in California, it is time to remove corrupt and radical progressive socialist democrats from office.

-- 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



WHY UNREFORMED MUSLIMS ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO CIVILIZATION

Once again, we find another egregious example of the lack of religious tolerance in the Muslim faith …

Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan -- Arrest of Sawan Masih after drunken row last year prompted Muslim mob to burn hundreds of homes in eastern city of Lahore

A Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, according to his lawyer, following an incident last year that prompted a Muslim mob to torch hundreds of homes. It is the latest in a string of convictions prompting calls from religious minorities for the law to be reformed.

Naeem Shakir said his client, Sawan Masih, was convicted during a hearing held in jail for fear of violent protests.

Masih, a cleaner, was accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed during a conversation with a Muslim friend in the eastern city of Lahore. Within hours, about 3000 protesters had set light to Christian homes and churches in an area known as Joseph Colony.

Source: Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan - Telegraph

Bottom line …

Logo-peeing

When they are not scapegoating Israel to appease their own people who can plainly see Israel prospering while their respective nations decline, they are fighting each other to determine which Muslim sect (Sunni or Shia) has the legitimate right to control the Islamic faith. A battle that has been fought for centuries and is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. Something that make a nuclear-armed Pakistan (Sunnis) and and soon-to-be-nuclear Iran (Shia) very unstable and dangerous players on the world stage.

Unless Islam undergoes a demilitarization, a separation of church and state, and an understanding for freedom and religious tolerance, it should not be welcomed as a religious practice in civilized areas. Perhaps to the exclusion and deportation of those who do not disavow violence and religious intolerance. Perhaps to the extent of demanding that Mosques be more closely monitored as potential fifth column terrorist hotbeds. Especially those Mosques financed by Saudi Arabian interests and that preach radical Wahhabism.

Our constitution is not – and should not be – treated as a suicide pact with our enemies and those who fundamentally disagree with our freedom and liberty.

Look around the world, you will find that a majority of terrorism involves Muslim fanatics who believe terror is the only tool at their disposal. And, because of a corrupt self-serving leadership like the kleptocratic head of the PLO, Yasser Arafat, there will be no change in their fundamental way of doing business: surrender and submit or die.

-- steve

Feel free to call me an Islamaphobe – but first show me Islam’s peace, freedom, and tolerance for other religions, cultures, or practices.


“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



TRIANGULATION: TED CRUZ'S "YES WE CAN" MANTRA POINTS OUT OBAMA'S FAILURE TO UPHOLD AND PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION

In a stunning example of triangulation, adopting the positions and language of the opposition, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has now made “Yes We Can!” a prominent feature of his new campaign videos …

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Changing the tone and firing up the base …

Bottom line …

Yes we can has been the mantra of President Barack Obama’s “Hope and Change” campaign. Unfortunately, as we have seen over the past five years, the campaign has devolved into “No Hope and Adverse Change.” So, in an attempt to triangulate a real message of “hope and change,” it appears that Ted Cruz has adopted the “Yes We Can!” mantra … or for you Spanish-speaking illegal aliens and union members, “Sí Se P!”


“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