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IRS TO MONITOR CHURCH SERMONS?

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Sue and Settle … the progressive socialist democrats are using our own laws against us or making them up as they go along.

There is little doubt in my mind that traditional religions based on Judeo-Christian principles is under significant attack by the progressive socialist democrats and the atheist buddies. In another example of a phony “sue and settle” conspiracy between a government agency and a progressive socialist democrat organization, we see that the IRS is attempting to subvert the Constitution of the United States, especially the First Amendment that guarantees that the government will not interfere in matters of free speech, religion, or right of assembly.

The First Amendment …

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Clearly the corrupt “Lois Learner” wing of the Internal Revenue has stepped beyond its Constitutional bounds and everyone associated with the imposition of this monitoring scheme should be investigated, prosecuted, and jailed.

IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage.

A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches' violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit.

The FFRF has temporarily withdrawn its suit in return for the IRS's agreement to monitor sermons and homilies for proscribed speech that the foundation believes includes things like condemnation of gay marriage and criticism of ObamaCare for its contraceptive mandate.

The irony of this agreement is that it's being enforced by the same Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the IRS that was once headed by Lois "Fifth Amendment" Lerner and that openly targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups.

More: IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Sermons And Homilies - Investors.com

Bottom line …

President Barack Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats represent a clear and present danger to America and all Americans. We need to remove progressive socialist democrats from the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and the bureaucracy that appears to serve itself and its unions before it serves the public.

-- 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



JEB BUSH: WHY DO WE WANT MORE CRONY CAPITALISM AND BECOME DEMOCRAT LITE?

In spite of his carefully-nurtured “cowboy” image, former President George Bush (43) was a Yale- and Harvard-educated Northeastern Liberal with old-boy connections. He refused to attack democrats and certainly did little or nothing to promote the Republican brand. He watched the world melt-down and said nothing about Barack Obama as would be expected of a “gentleman” or a man who maintained a ranch that grew mostly sagebrush and featured mountain bikes over horses. Not a visionary or Ronald Reagan by any stretch of the imagination.

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But, now comes the “historic” Jeb Bush – different enough from his father and brother to be a viable candidate. But, do we want another gentleman in the White House? One steeped in crony capitalism and the policies of the Northeastern Liberal? A man likely to bring with him a cadre of doctrinaire Republican advisors like Karl Rove and other family retainers. Do we want an “open borders” advocate who panders to illegal aliens and may not hold Mexico accountable for all of the illegal aliens and drugs flowing into this country? Do we want another GOP politician who relies on back-room deals or will say or do anything to get elected, and then sell-out the party and his nation by refusing to fight socialism? I say no!

Jeb Bush quietly ramping up potential presidential bid | Page Six

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been traveling to New York in the past month to quietly meet with high-flying business leaders to ramp up interest in a potential presidential bid, sources tell Page Six.

He’s been meeting with groups of up to 15 people at private homes to tell them about some of his moderate points of view,” a source said. “He’s been meeting with Republicans, Democrats and independents.”

Our source added, “They’re not fund-raisers. It’s for people here to get to know more about him. He’s said he has not decided whether he’ll run.”

We hear that Bush was in town last Thursday for a meeting at the home of one Wall Street firm’s managing director and also on June 26. His rep didn’t respond. Source: Jeb Bush quietly ramping up potential presidential bid | Page Six

Bottom line …

Sorry people, America does not do kings, and we certainly should avoid political dynasties. And, especially those candidates that believe politics and special access is the family business. No Clintons, Bushs, or Kennedys.

It it time to consider how much the aisle-hopping RINOs have done to advance the progressive socialist agenda and toss the bums out. No more moderates who simply slow the advance of socialism while making millions for themselves and their special interest friends.

Jeb Bush may be a great guy, but he is not the right man for a job that requires a tough-minded attitude and the willingness to attack our enemies, both foreign and domestic.

-- 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



MAYOR BLOOMBERG'S WAR ON WOMEN: WANTS TO SEE YOU BEGGING FOR YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF YOUR CHILD!

It appears that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared war on women with his anti-gun video campaign that suggests women should roll-over and become victims …  

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Bloomberg ignores the facts …

  1. Most of the gun-related violence can be traced to criminals and crazies, both operating outside of the law and who do not purchase guns in the normal manner.
  2. Most of the gun-related violence can be traced to the inner cities in cities governed by progressive socialist democrats like former Mayor Bloomberg and who are strict on gun regulations, but lax on minority and gang criminal activities.
  3. Restraining orders will not protect you from an irate spouse or one seeking to kidnap a child.
  4. Anti-gun laws not only restrict your God-given right to self-protection, the Constitution’s Second Amendment, but criminalize the behavior of law-abiding citizens while not reducing crime.
  5. Bloomberg and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats want to create a larger pool of victims that will demand a larger, more totalitarian government to protect them.
  6. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is well-protected by armed security guards, and secure facilities – unlike the ordinary citizen who must function in the real world.

Look at this video carefully …

A man breaks into his wife’s home – and she has a restraining order – scoops up her child and then pulls a gun when she protests. We do not know if he kills her, but that is not an uncommon outcome. Ask yourself, is she better off having her child kidnapped or being subject to a beating?

Bottom line …

What if she had a gun and could protect herself and her child? Would it be worth it?

-- 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



WILL EBOLA BE THE TRIGGER FOR MARTIAL LAW IN THE UNITED STATES?

We have all seen the conspiracy theories regarding FEMA camps, ammunition purchases, and the executive orders that convey extraordinary unilateral powers to the President in case of a national emergency …

We have all seen the concentration camps used to temporarily house illegal aliens before they are transported by our government and released into the wild with a piece of paper commanding them to appear at sometime in the future. Of course, with the speeches of President Obama and others, it is unlikely that the majority will keep their appearance date and simply wait for the amnesty they believe is coming. Meanwhile, these illegal aliens are spreading disease throughout the United States.

Is there a national emergency approaching?

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Unfortunately we cannot rely on the corrupt and incompetent progressive socialist democrats to pursue matters of national security or keep this nation safe from a biological attack. Here is what the Obama Administration is saying …

CDC Sees Low Ebola Risk to United States Via International Flights

In what seems to be an increasingly dangerous world, another threat that international travelers can ponder is the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Stephan Monroe, the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases, told reporters Monday that “it’s possible that someone could become infected with the Ebola virus in Africa and then get on a plane to the United States.”

He said “people do travel between West Africa and the U.S.” and therefore the CDC “needs to be prepared for the very remote possibility that one of those travelers could get Ebola and return to the U.S. while sick.”

Delta Airlines has nonstop flights from Atlanta to Lagos, Nigeria and from Lagos to Atlanta. United has nonstop flights from Houston to Lagos.

Asked Monday whether the Ebola outbreak would affect the planning for next week’s summit of African leaders in the White House and State Department, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said “we’re taking every precaution, but at this point we don’t believe it will.”

Source: CDC Sees Low Ebola Risk to United States Via International Flights | The Container

How close could it come?

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

Nigerian health officials reported Friday that Liberian government official Patrick Sawyer died from the disease after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria. The World Health Organization has not yet confirmed the cause. Sawyer was a former Minnesota resident and naturalized American whose wife and children still live in suburban Minneapolis.

His wife, Decontee Sawyer, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had planned to come home for two of his three daughters' birthdays next month. "He came close to coming here," she said. "For us here in the U.S. to think it's on that side of the world ... Ebola can come here. I don't want that to happen." Source: MINNEAPOLIS: Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak - Nation Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Explain why the Obama Administration could shut down flights to Israel when a rocket struck near the airport and refuses to impose travel restrictions on aircraft flying in and out of known Ebola virus zones? Explain why we are not placing travelers in quarantine? Or, for that matter, not screening sick people sneaking over our border. When is the Obama Administration going to take proactive actions – especially since the virus seems to have escaped a hospital quarantine zone before?

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies

A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC. Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday.

Nigeria has put all its entry points on red alert after confirming the death there of a Liberian man who was carrying the highly contagious virus. The man died after arriving at Lagos airport on Tuesday, in the first Ebola case in Africa's most populous country. The outbreak began in southern Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Source:  BBC New: Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly decries the financial and social services magnet that attracts illegal aliens, but features a doctor who says most people with Ebola die because of primitive medical care and that, given proper care, your chances of survival increase. What does this say to someone who believes they have contracted Ebola and there is superior medical care in the United States?

Bottom line …

Don’t look for the government to tell you about the first American incident involving Ebola – as they would be afraid of starting a panic or inviting questions relating to their activities and actions.

All it would take is one sick passenger or an illegal alien crossing our border to start a local outbreak in the United States. Many claim that the mortgage meltdown and subsequent spread into the broader economy was an unpredictable “black swan” event … unfortunately, many see the Ebola virus in the same light. A small probability – if you know what you are looking for and take prudent measures to meet the threat head-on. Something that the government would be reluctant to do because of the “optics” – how it would look to the media and the international community.

So it would be prudent of the Obama Administration to impose travel restrictions on flights from and to the stricken area – unless they were humanitarian flights and closely monitored. But, it is unlikely without further urging from his “trusted” advisors. Of course, if anything adverse should happen, Obama will feign outrage, tell us he has read it in the paper, demand that it be investigated vigorously and people held accountable – then slink off for another round of golf or to attend another fundraiser.

Since Barack Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats has given us sufficient reason not to trust our government, it is now time to act. Remove all of the progressive socialist democrats in the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and the bureacracy and restore trust in our government.

-- 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



Hamas is a humanitarian organization: Pelosi is either stupid, corrupt, anti-Israel or perhaps all three!

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Pelosi: Qataris Have Told Me 'Hamas Is a Humanitarian Organization'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the United States must look to Qatar, an ally of the terrorist group Hamas, for advice in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

"And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization," she told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley.

As CNSNews.com reported last week, Qatar is a strong supporter and funder of Hamas. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal operates from Qatar, and has so far rejected ceasefire proposals put forward by Egypt and promoted by Secretary of State John Kerry.  Source: Pelosi: Qataris Have Told Me 'Hamas Is a Humanitarian Organization' | CNS News

Is this is the charter of a humanitarian organization?

The Charter of Allah: The Platform of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)

Article Seven: The Universality of Hamas

By virtue of the distribution of Muslims, who pursue the cause of the Hamas, all over the globe, and strive for its victory, for the reinforcement of its positions and for the encouragement of its Jihad, the Movement is a universal one.

It is apt to be that due to the clarity of its thinking, the nobility of its purpose and the loftiness of its objectives. It is in this light that the Movement has to be regarded, evaluated and acknowledged. Whoever denigrates its worth, or avoids supporting it, or is so blind as to dismiss its role, is challenging Fate itself. Whoever closes his eyes from seeing the facts, whether intentionally or not, will wake up to find himself overtaken by events, and will find no excuses to justify his position. Priority is reserved to the early comers. Oppressing those who are closest to you, is more of an agony to the soul than the impact of an Indian sword. “And unto thee have we revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth which has come unto thee. For each we have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way. Had Allah willed, He could have made you one community. But that He may try you by that which he has given you [He has made you as you are]. So vie with one another in good works. Unto Allah, you will all return. He will then inform you of that wherein you differ.” Hamas is one of the links in the Chain of Jihad in the confrontation with the Zionist invasion. It links up with the setting out of the Martyr Izz a-din al-Qassam and his brothers in the Muslim Brotherhood who fought the Holy War in 1936; it further relates to another link of the Palestinian Jihad and the Jihad and efforts of the Muslim Brothers during the 1948 War, and to the Jihad operations of the Muslim Brothers in 1968 and thereafter. But even if the links have become distant from each other, and even if the obstacles erected by those who revolve in the Zionist orbit, aiming at obstructing the road before the Jihad fighters, have rendered the pursuance of Jihad impossible; nevertheless, the Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim). <Source>

Bottom line …

Prima facie evidence why the progressive socialist democrats cannot be trusted with national defense or even defending the United States Constitution.

-- 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 HONORS MUSLIMS, CREDITS THEM WITH BUILDING THE FABRIC OF OUR NATION

Has the President of the United States noticed that an unreformed Islam is a clear and present danger to civilization and the United States since it has little or no tolerance for human rights and freedoms? Especially, when one considers free speech, freedom of association, and freedom of religion. An anathema to American values and the American way of life. 

Perhaps this can be best illustrated by those devout Muslims now attempting to form a Caliphate in Iraq …

Convert, Pay Tax, or Die, Islamic State Warns Christians in Iraq

Islamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq's dwindling Christian population to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death, according to a statement distributed in the militant-controlled city of Mosul.

The statement issued by the Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot which led last month's lightning assault to capture swathes of north Iraq, and seen by Reuters, said the ruling would come into effect on Saturday.

It said Christians who wanted to remain in the "caliphate" that the Islamic State declared this month in parts of Iraq and Syria must agree to abide by terms of a "dhimma" contract - a historic practice under which non-Muslims were protected in Muslim lands in return for a special levy known as "jizya".  <Source>

Women are little more than chattel, and can be beaten with impunity. Has the President not noticed that the majority of conflict around the world centers around Islam pushing against other religions and states? And, these are not extremists as the government and progressive media would have you believe. They are the embodiment of Islam – as are the Whabbists in Saudi Arabia who are spreading their religion throughout the world.

So what’s up with pandering to a corrupt religion that refuses to reform? 

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The White House

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

 

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families.  This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate.  While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.  That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration.  Eid Mubarak.

Source: Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr | The White House

According to the Muslim faith, there is no separation between church and state. So the concept of Muslim-Americans is a convenient construct. Islam is fundamentally incompatible with our Constitution and our system of governance.

America has no friends in the Muslim world …

Our “official” friend Saudi Arabia, in my opinion, is as much a state sponsor of terrorism as is Iran.  Perhaps some day a courageous President or patriot will let the American people know exactly why there is a classified portion of the 9-11 report at this late date?

3 Congressmen Call for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents After Reading Them 

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (the joint Senate and House investigation into 9/11) and immediately called for them to be released to the public:

Indeed, it is pretty clear that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror … although people argue about which state or states were responsible (we personally believe that at least two allied governments were involved).

Indeed, Graham – along with 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey – said in sworn declarations that the Saudi government is linked to the 9/11 attacks. They’re calling for either a “permanent 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.

An FBI report implicates the Saudi government.  <Source>

And to be fair, it appears that George Bush and the Bush Administration aided and abetted Saudis …

Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood.

The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

Is the federal government protecting the Saudis? Case agents tell me they were repeatedly called off pursuing 9/11 leads back to the Saudi Embassy, which had curious sway over White House and FBI responses to the attacks.

Just days after Bush met with the Saudi ambassador in the White House, the FBI evacuated from the United States dozens of Saudi officials, as well as Osama bin Laden family members. Bandar made the request for escorts directly to FBI headquarters on Sept. 13, 2001 — just hours after he met with the president. The two old family friends shared cigars on the Truman Balcony while discussing the attacks.

Read More at the New York Post

Bottom line …

The United States Constitution is not a suicide pact that allows our enemies to kill us, from within, with impunity. We need to remove the progressive socialist democrats – especially those in the Congressional Black Caucus who support and promote Islam – from the House, the Senate, and the Presidency.

Wake up America, our elected officials are selling out our nation and “none dare call it treason.”

-- 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



Send race-hustler Jesse Jackson back to the ghetto and keep him out of the tech ‘hood!

jeb Few things annoy me more than race-baiters who suggest that the government needs to intervene in the tech industry to bring about “diversity.” With a 40+ year career in tech, I can tell you that it is mostly a meritocracy – where affirmative action and government intervention produces nothing but chaos, confusion, and disaster. One need only look at government-run tech projects to see the level of dysfunction, waste, fraud, and abuse of the system that comes with “diversity.”

Once again Jesse Jackson appears to be race-hustling and pursuing and chasing the dollars … 

It appears that the end game is not to hire more blacks and minorities, but to hire Jesse Jackson’s advocacy group, the Rainbow Push Coalition, to consult, advise, and monitor on issues of race and diversity to avoid reputational damages that “might happen” with minority marches, protests, and press releases.

But this time, it appears that Jesse may be jumping on the “disparate impact” bandwagon where the “statistical appearance” of wrongdoing is prosecuted and the accused must prove themselves innocent. Turning our “innocent until proven guilty” legal system upside down. In most cases, the legal costs and reputational damage is not worth a fast settlement “without  admitting or denying the allegations.” And, in the background, a portion of the money flowing to the organization that joined the government in the lawsuit or a settlement that demands “diversity awareness training, monitoring, or consulting.” 

Jesse Jackson: Tech diversity is next civil rights step

The government has a role to play,” Jackson told a USA Today editorial meeting Monday, about what he sees as a dearth of women and minorities in Silicon Valley.

The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition founder suggested that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should also investigate employment contracts at tech firms. He plans to file freedom of information act requests with the agency to obtain employment records for tech firms that have yet to supply it.

Jackson cited internal figures released by Twitter, which showed that its employees are only 3 percent Hispanic and 5 percent black — while making up 41 percent of tech consumers when Asians are included.

Closing that gap is “the next step in the civil rights movement,” Jackson told the editorial meeting. ”The struggle for emancipation is my life. It’s my calling.”

Source: Jesse Jackson Pushes For Diversity In Tech | The Daily Caller

Send Jesse Jackson back to the ‘hood …

Perhaps Jesse Jackson should work more with “his coalition people” to bring about a radical cultural change in his community. One that seeks to keep high-achieving minority children from being mocked and bullied as “white” when they excel at their studies. One that seeks to improve the level of educational excellence in disadvantaged areas – primarily by “fighting” against the real root cause of underachievement – the progressive socialist democrats who divert funds from the children to their own special interests, and especially the progressive socialist democrat unions – and those who are so busy teaching “culture” that they ignore reading, writing, and arithmetic. One that seeks to reduce the violence and drugs in the neighborhoods. And, one that encourages increased parental involvement.

Unfortunately, these are things that are not easy to accomplish, lack adequate funding, and do not allow “community leaders” to jet around the country like media stars.

Bottom line …

If you want to bring about diversity in tech, prepare minority workers to be better than their peers. Let them compete on a fair and level playing field of performance. Affirmative action does not produce better systems, better code, or a better anything.

As for the race-hustlers, reverends, and so-called “community leaders” who continue to stoke the fires of racism in America for their own corrupt and self-serving purposes, let them make their community better, not make the broader community worse by promoting incompetent and anti-social people into positions of power using affirmative action. Without the race-hustlers – especially the ones that seem attached like parasites to the progressive socialist democrats – our nation, our people, our schools, and our children would be in a far better place.

It is people like Jesse Jackson and his progressive socialist democrats who have created, manipulated, and exploited a permanent underclass in America. By concentrating on racial issues rather than assimilation, they have disadvantaged decades of men, women, and children – and if you buy the progressive socialist democrat line, gays, transgenders, and different others.

Time for America to wake up and remove the progressive socialist democrats from the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. Time to demand an accounting for the billions of dollars that have gone missing in the inner cities governed by progressive socialist democrats. And, above all, shun those who concentrate on racial issues while the world is crumbling around us.

-- 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



DANGER: PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS ARE USING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS TO WEAKEN NATIONAL SECURITY

There are two fundamental and indisputable facts: one, a nation without secure borders is not a sovereign nation; and two, national security trumps all other considerations.

Once again it appears that the socialists and communists who have infiltrated our government, institutions, and infrastructure are using our own legal system to defeat the United States from within.

GOP: Border patrol agents handcuffed by wildlife rules

The Interior Department controls about 800 miles along the dividing line with Mexico, or about 40 percent of the total, with other land in the region owned by the Forest Service.

GOP lawmakers argue federal regulations intended to protect land and wildlife have become an obstacle for Customs and Borders Protection officers because they restrict their ability to drive near the border, build infrastructure or install surveillance technology.  Read more at: GOP: Border patrol agents handcuffed by wildlife rules | TheHill

How stupid or corrupt are those who would deny our nation’s first line of defense from performing their duties to preserve some rodent, insect, or plant?

A clear and present danger …

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Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. <Source>

The growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves as a grim reminder that deadly viruses are only a plane ride away from the USA, health experts say.

The outbreak is the largest and deadliest on record, with more than 670 deaths and more than 1,200 infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fatality rates for Ebola have been as high as 90% in past outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.

The virus — which has an incubation period of a few days to three weeks — could easily travel to the USA through infected travelers, says Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. <Source>

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Violent transnational gangs 'recruiting unaccompanied minors at Border Security facilities'

Members of some of the United States' most notorious street gangs have infiltrated shelters housing illegal immigrant minors from Central America and are recruiting them, say Homeland Security sources.

An estimated 57,000 minors from Central America have flooded across the border from Mexico to the U.S. in recent months, and gang leaders are reportedly filling their ranks from among them.

Transnational gangs such as the Mara Salvatruca, also known as MS-13, and the 18th Street gang are using established juvenile members from Central America to cross the border and recruit other children to the cartels, say sources. <Source>

Group of Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas from Mexico

A single group of illegal aliens entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend included foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). The group crossed into the Rio Grande Valley sector from Tamaulipas, Mexico. <Source>

Act of war?

We are being invaded by individuals, mostly from a foreign sovereign nation, Mexico, that receives significant economic advantage from these illegal incursions. That the Mexican government has done little or nothing to prevent the influx of illegal aliens over their Southern Border and preventing them from transiting Mexico to illegally enter our borders.

Act of Treason?

It appears that President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats has violated the prime directive: national security, subverting the Constitution of the United States by usurping the law-making power of Congress as well as using executive orders that illegally aid and abet criminal acts.

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White House pursuing plan to expand immigrant rights

Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks.

Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded.

Roughly 5 million of the estimated 11 million people who entered the country without legal authorization or overstayed their visas could be protected under a leading option the White House is considering, according to officials who discussed the proposals on condition of anonymity. <Source>

Bottom line …

It is now time to make crossing our border for the first time a felony. And, shutting down the magnets that draw illegal aliens to our country. Children will assume the nationality of their parents unless their parents are legal American citizens. Any governmental entity that fails to comply with existing laws by providing sanctuary status will be deprived of taxpayer funds, and the officials prosecuted. Any, organization – including the Catholic Church – will lose their tax exemption for harboring fugitives. There is nothing in the Constitution that says that the separation of church and state allows the church to violate civil law with impunity.

We are now living in a world where biological warfare no longer needs to be conducted with military-grade weaponry. Using disease infected people who are not stopped or medically examined when they enter the United States illegally, we are seeing the rise of diseases that were previously thought to be eradicated in first world countries. Spread by the unconstitutional and illegal actions of government agencies as they disperse illegal aliens around the United States in what might be considered, under different conditions, to be aiding and abetting the enemy in a time of war.

Under the Cloward-Piven scenario, we are seeing our infrastructure stretched to the breaking point where medical and law enforcement can no longer function and the situation decays into chaos and anarchy – forcing America into socialism/communism.

It is time to throw the progressive socialist democrats out of office – investigating and prosecuting those who are corrupt and have committed high crimes and misdemeanors. It is time that government officials and bureaucrats be denied immunity from the consequences of their actions.

We are a nation of laws and the progressive socialist democrats not only want to violate the Constitution of the United States, but be rewarded for their treason.

-- 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



Wealth Redistribution: You didn't earn that -- it should belong to the"people" and allocated by progressive socialist democrats ...

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Once again, and to nobody’s surprise, we find the progressive media engaging in the rhetoric of socialist class warfare and excoriating those who have more than the poorest among us. As if the concept of “social justice” demands that private property and wealth be controlled by the state and re-distributed on a fair and equitable base by the progressive politicians that seek to gain or maintain their political power, prestige, perks, and profits.

Wealth in America Is Getting Increasingly Dynastic — We Should Be Ashamed of That

For more than 30 years, Forbes magazine has been publishing a list of the 400 richest Americans. These annual celebrations of wealth are often accompanied by text emphasizing entrepreneurship. Readers are supposed to come away with the conclusion that these tycoons earned their treasure.

Now, in a move that says a great deal about where American society is headed, Forbes has published its first ranking of America’s Richest Families. No longer is the individual striver being venerated; now we are supposed to marvel at the compilation of 185 families with accumulated wealth of at least $1 billion. Forbes, unselfconsciously using a phrase that could have been penned by ruling class analyst William Domhoff, headlines the feature “Dominant Dynasties.”

Aside from the questions relating to the perpetuation of class structure, there is the issue of where the fortunes came from in the first place. That subject cannot be avoided when the family at the very top of the list, the Waltons, enjoys wealth estimated at $152 billion thanks to their affiliation with a retail empire built on cheap labor, union-busting and a variety of other sins.

The Kochs, number two with $89 billion, have grown rich through the exploitation of fossil fuel-based industries that are threatening the planet, as did the Rockefellers and many others on the list. The du Pont fortune was originally based on gunpowder and was later enhanced by inventions that included dangerous chemicals such as perfluorinated compounds (used in Teflon) linked to serious health and environmental problems.

Balzac is credited with the statement that “behind every great fortune is a great crime.” Further research will be required to know if that is true of all the entries on the Forbes list, but there are no doubt plenty of examples. And along with any specific crimes is the offense against democracy generated by the unbridled accumulation of intergenerational wealth.  Source: Wealth in America Is Getting Increasingly Dynastic — We Should Be Ashamed of That

Notice the demonization of those who have inherited wealth. Notice the progressive socialist democrat memes relating to socialistic unions and their current darling known as a “living wage.” Payment not for performance, for innovation, or for greater productivity – but providing burger-flippers and bed-changers with more money to support their families. Excuse me! These jobs were meant as entry-level or transitional positions for low-skilled people who would normally be seeking to improve their education and skillset to move upward in the employment food chain. It was not meant for illegal aliens and others to be a “career” position to support a family.

But, what really rankles is the suggestion that “behind every great fortune is a great crime.” With respect to Balzac, perhaps that should be amended and rephrased … behind every politician there is an ongoing tidal wave of criminal activity – aided and abetted by their lack of ethics, patriotism, and personal honor.

Let’s investigate the wealth accumulated by the Clintons …

From the earliest days when Hillary Clinton was involved in dodgy stock deals that produced unbelievable returns to the claim that the Clinton’s were dead broke when they left the White House – never mentioning the multi-million dollar book advance for a work penned by others, never mentioning the purchase of multi-million dollar properties (that’s property plural), and certainly not mentioning Clinton, Inc. or the Bill, Hillary, and now Chelsea Clinton Foundation – a tax exempt organization that is about as transparent as the Obama Administration.

Yes, we should look closer at those political foundations that accept lobbyist money and then pay for the expenses of politicians – all while claiming that those private jets, fancy hotels, and sumptuous meals did not cost the taxpayer a dime. Perhaps we should look at Michelle Obama’s trip to California – ostensibly for “official purposes” but appeared to be little more than a visit to her daughter – the unpaid Steven Spielberg intern.

It appears that many politicians are now attempting to build their own family dynasties. And, unlike the family dynasties that are being excoriated, most of the political wealth is being hidden – probably in overseas bank accounts or behind the trusts so common to the wealthy families they suggest are un-American.

Bottom line …

Most of our nation’s financial problems can be linked to the fact that politicians, on both sides of the aisle, have absolutely no concept of the value of the taxpayer’s money they are using to purchase and maintain their political position, as well as feathering their nests for the future.

A million dollars seems like chump change when we speak of billions or even trillions of dollars.

  • Who is going to perform due diligence on $350 million on a poorly designed, insecure website (healthcare.gov) when many secure, high-volume commercial sites have been built for under $20 million?
  • Who is going to account for billions of dollars that have been siphoned off by foreign politicians – possibly with the potential of kickbacks being returned to the politicians and/or their special interest friends? Even to the extent of illegally influencing elections – remember the Clintons and all that Chinese money floating through the system. By design, the progressive socialist democrats did not bother to screen their credit card donations to weed out foreign contributions.

It appears while the progressive socialist democrats are pointing their corrupt fingers at other people and yelling fire, they are hiding their own ongoing criminal activities – from subverting elections, purchasing votes, and doing special quid pro quo deals.

It is time to look more closely at those who are so quick to confiscate the wealth of others and use it for their own nefarious purposes. We need to curtail lobbying and/or make the process more transparent. We need to stop the waste, fraud, and abuse that is built-in to the political process. We need to stop the relationship between organized crime and organized labor.

But most of all, we need to throw the corrupt progressive socialist democrats and their RINO (Republican In Name Only) cohorts out of the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. Remember that when you vote.

-- 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



SCIENCE MAY BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR CAREER

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Skeleton of Triceratops at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum

It appears that we are seeing the continuing subversion of science and the rise of politically-motivated interpretations and manipulations of science … [My comments in blue italic]

University Silences Scientist After Dinosaur Discovery

A scientist was terminated from his job at a California State University after discovering soft tissue on a triceratops fossil, and then publishing his findings.

[My first thought was that he may have published the findings of a team and somehow violated academic policy on the publishing of team discoveries. The second thought that he may have published an erroneous or anomalous finding that brought embarrassment to his department or caused a loss of funding. But as you will see, these issues did not apply and there was no way that I could have anticipated the reason he was allegedly removed or released from his position].  

While at a dig at Hell Creek formation in Montana, the scientist, Mark Armitage, came upon the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed at the site. When examining the horn under a high-powered microscope back at CSUN, Armitage was fascinated to see the soft tissue. The discovery stunned members of the scientific community because it indicates that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago.

[OK, his findings appear to run counter to the hypothesis regarding the rate of destruction, decomposition, and deterioration of soft tissues in fossils. His findings can be easily confirmed by others, so I still fail to see what the big deal might be.]

Pacific Justice Institute filed suit, yesterday, with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, against the board of trustees of CSU, Northridge, citing discrimination for perceived religious views. "Terminating an employee because of their religious views is completely inappropriate and illegal," commented Brad Dacus, President of PJI. "But doing so in an attempt to silence scientific speech at a public university is even more alarming. This should be a wakeup call and warning to the entire world of academia," he continued.

[What possible religious views could have impacted his discovery of soft tissues and how would that be relevant to his findings? Especially, if these findings were confirmed by an independent researcher?]

According to court documents, shortly after the original soft tissue discovery, a university official challenged the motives of Armitage, by shouting at him, "We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!"

Armitage, a published scientist of over 30 years, was subsequently let go after CSUN abruptly claimed his appointment at the university of 38 months had been temporary, and claimed a lack of funding for his position. This was news to him, and contradicted prior statements and documents from the university.

[There must be more to this story as up to this point. Why a published researcher’s religion would make a difference in his work still isn’t clear. Or, is this simply a ploy to regain his lost job?]

Source: University Silences Scientist After Dinosaur Discovery - Pacific Justice Institute - Defending Faith, Family, and Other Civil Liberties

The rest of the story …

I decided to read the actual complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court (Case BC552314 dated July 22, 2014) as I was curious why someone would invoke religion in a wrongful termination lawsuit involving a significant scientific discovery. 

In the legal filing, Armitage alleges, under oath and penalty for perjury) that …

On June 12, 2012, one of the leading Professors in the Department and the Professor that I reported to, Dr. Ernie Kwok confronted me in my lab, in an angry manner and said, "We are not going to tolerate any of your religion in this department!! This is a science department and we will only have science here- none of your creationist projects or your religion ."

I am a Christian and an internationally published scientist. I hold strictly to the Bible. I do not believe in evolution. I have over 40 publications. I recently published a significant paper in a major journal about the massive amounts of soft tissues I found in a Triceratops bone from Montana [see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065128113000020 ]

If dinosaur bones are 65 million years old , why are they loaded with soft tissues that have not decayed away?

After Dr. Kwok stormed out of my lab, I immediately emailed my boss and the Department chair [I saved the emails] and they both came to my lab and told me not to worry.

On the day that my paper was published online [February 13 of 2013], Dr. Kwok mounted a "witch hunt" against me [my bosses words]. He called a secret meeting of the EM/Confocal Microscope Committee [a committee I serve on]. He told the department secretary "don't tell Mark".

It was in that meeting he made the decision to terminate me. He had me fired 13 days later on 2/26/1 3. Other Christian employees in the Department have come to me and stated they will openly testify against leaders in the Department who have harassed them publicly over their belief in what the Bible says when this goes to court.

I was told by department personnel that Dr. Kwok made the the decision to terminate me. The reason they gave was because of "lack of funding" and that my lab had to be "shut down and taken away."

However, the lab is still fully functional - it is full of students and faculty and has not been "shut down" . Furthermore, Dr. Kwok has now replaced me and is running the lab. I have many emails that show the department had "new big money" for the expansion of my lab, so money was no issue. They got rid of me because of my religious beliefs.

Source: MARK ARMITAGE v.BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE.UNIVERSITY, (California State University, Northridge); ERNEST KWOK. an individual; WILLIAM KROHMER, an individual; RANDY COHEN,an individual; AND DOES 1-25, inclusive.

The publication abstract …

Abstract

Soft fibrillar bone tissues were obtained from a supraorbital horn of Triceratops horridus collected at the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, USA. Soft material was present in pre and post-decalcified bone. Horn material yielded numerous small sheets of lamellar bone matrix. This matrix possessed visible microstructures consistent with lamellar bone osteocytes. Some sheets of soft tissue had multiple layers of intact tissues with osteocyte-like structures featuring filipodial-like interconnections and secondary branching. Both oblate and stellate types of osteocyte-like cells were present in sheets of soft tissues and exhibited organelle-like microstructures. SEM analysis yielded osteocyte-like cells featuring filipodial extensions of 18–20 μm in length. Filipodial extensions were delicate and showed no evidence of any permineralization or crystallization artifact and therefore were interpreted to be soft. This is the first report of sheets of soft tissues from Triceratops horn bearing layers of osteocytes, and extends the range and type of dinosaur specimens known to contain non-fossilized material in bone matrix. <Source>

It appears that it was not the science that was at the heart of the employment issue, but the explanation of how such a find could exist at all.

The finding of soft tissues in a 13 triceratops horn, complete with bone cells (osteocytes) that look alive, was shocking to many in the Department of Biology, including Kwok's students Plaintiff was training; because such cells would have decayed into nothingness 65 million years ago. Since some creationists, like Plaintiff, believe that the triceratops bones are only 4000 years old at most, Plaintiff's work vindicated his view that these dinosaurs roamed the planet relatively recently. Hence, the discovery lends credence to the view that the Earth is young.

In demonstrating the use of a microscope to students, Plaintiff would engage in brief socratic dialogue about the possible age of the horn. These types of exchanges were consistent with leading students through the scientific method and were within the scope of Plaintiff's employment. One of Dr. K wok's students was stunned by the discovery and its implications and went to tell Dr. K wok about it.

What at first seemed to be a fortuitous find in a remote part of Montana, destined to catapult a scientist's career in an upward trajectory, turned out to be the beginning of Plaintiff's downfall at CSUN. Once word of Plaintiff's triceratops find was circulated in the Biology Department, Dr. Ernie Kwok stormed into Plaintiffs lab and shouted, "We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!!" K wok also chastised Plaintiff for his "creationist" projects, an obvious reference to the triceratops horn.

Source: MARK ARMITAGE v.BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE.UNIVERSITY, (California State University, Northridge); ERNEST KWOK. an individual; WILLIAM KROHMER, an individual; RANDY COHEN,an individual; AND DOES 1-25, inclusive.

Bottom line …

This is but one side of the issue – the answer to the complaint may contain more information. But, one thing is certain, if this scenario played out like it is being alleged by Armitage, we are in deep trouble. Academic freedom has given way to consensus science and there are career implications for those who do not adhere to the “company line” or established theories.

Perhaps the tattletale students should have challenged Armitage’s assertions rather than reporting him to the administration?

While Darwinism and the evolution of man makes perfect sense to me, knowing what we don’t know about the universe also offers up different possibilities. Especially if one considers that our measurement and perception of time may be drastically wrong in terms of time dilation since the big bang. Something to be argued by philosophers and scientists in a free and open academic environment. Where your job should be based on your technical and scientific skills, not your personal beliefs.

-- steve

Reference Links:

Mark Hollis Armitage, Kevin Lee Anderson, Soft sheets of fibrillar bone from a fossil of the supraorbital horn of the dinosaur Triceratops horridus, Acta Histochemica, Volume 115, Issue 6, July 2013, Pages 603-608, ISSN 0065-1281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acthis.2013.01.001. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065128113000020) Keywords: Osteocytes; Fossil; Dinosaur; Triceratops; Horn; Ancient soft tissue


“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