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IRONIC: OBAMA CALLS UPON RUSSIA TO CONDUCT A PROMPT, IMPARTIAL, AND TRANSPARENT INVESTIGATION OF SLAIN DISSIDENT

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It is ironic, pathetically so, that President Barack Hussein Obama would call upon the Russian government to “conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation” when so many unexplained and unresolved scandals swirling about the White House. Especially since Attorney General Eric Holder is slow-walking any investigations and using the power of his office to avoid legitimate document production under subpoena by various Congressional investigating committees.

  • Benghazi
  • IRS interference with presidential funding of an election
  • Obamacare's illegal exemptions, modifications, and changes
  • Secret Immigration Actions
  • Fast and Furious gun walking to drug cartels
  • Solyndra loan guarantees and bankruptcy  

What the President said … 

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Statement by the President on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

 

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice.  

Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his fellow Russian citizens the rights to which all people are entitled.  

I admired Nemtsov’s courageous dedication to the struggle against corruption in Russia and appreciated his willingness to share his candid views with me when we met in Moscow in 2009.  We offer our sincere condolences to Boris Efimovich’s family, and to the Russian people, who have lost one of the most dedicated and eloquent defenders of their rights.

Source: Statement by the President on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov | The White House

Bottom line …

I cannot believe that President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats is continuing to freely swindle the American public and degrade American values, and then loudly protest his own innocence and nobility -- even in the face of undeniable fact that he has violated the Constitution and the rule of law.

Likewise I cannot believe that the Congress would sit idly by and watch their authority usurped and abused – unless they were being blackmailed by an Administration that has been known to spy on Congress and ordinary Americans. Or, alternative, they are so afraid of upsetting potential voters that they are willing to sacrifice our beloved nation to win an election.

When the President of the United States extends his public condolences to a Russian dissident and ignores our own heroes closer to home, something is wrong. It would be as if President Putin congratulated Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and Bowe Bergdahl for their efforts as dissidents.

We are so screwed: with a President who rather play golf, vacation, fundraise – anything but lead the free world; a Congress that appears to be afraid of its own shadow, and a partisan Supreme Court that violates its core mission of ruling only on the constitutionality of laws with almost every ruling.

Will our nation recover? Not with a Hillary Clinton. Not with a Jeb Bush. Not with any of the other poseurs like Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Ben Carson who lack that certain indefinable Reaganesque quality known as leadership.

-- 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



NEW YORK SENATOR OUT TO SAVE THE WORLD AND MAKE NEW YORK SAFER

Legislators want to put their name on legislation to leave a legacy and to prove to their constituents that they are doing something about today’s pressing problems …

Unfortunately, almost everything that is being done by the criminals and crazies who do not respect nor abide by the law is already covered, so what’s a progressive socialist democrat fool like New York Senator Tony Avella to do?

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You would think that it already a crime to vandalize public or private property, yet here in New York Senator Tony Avella introducing legislation under Senate Bill S3200-2015 to “prohibit vandalism of a vehicle owned by law enforcement personnel or law enforcement agencies.

BILL NUMBER:S3200 REVISED 2/11/15 – SPONSOR: AVELLA

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to vandalism of vehicles owned by law enforcement personnel or law enforcement agencies

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 145.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 961 of the laws of 1971, by adding a new subdivision for the crime of criminal mischief in the second degree. The new subdivision states that a person is guilty of criminal mischief in the second degree when he or she damages a vehicle owned by law enforcement personnel or a law enforcement agency that is marked by police insignias or a police parking placard, placed on or inside the vehicle. Criminal mischief in the second degree is a class D felony.

Section 2 of the bill sets forth an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Law enforcement personnel have the responsibility to uphold the law and protect the citizens of the jurisdictions they serve. As a result, these officers are placed in dangerous situations on a daily basis and enter willingly in the exercise of this duty.
Unfortunately, recent news reports reflect an increase in vandalism of vehicles owned by law enforcement personnel and law enforcement agencies in addition to the disturbing increase in physical assaults on police officers.
This bill seeks to subject those who target law enforcement through vandalism to the charge of criminal mischief in the second degree which is a class D felony. Crimes against law enforcement require enhanced charges in an effort to protect those who protect us and will hopefully serve as a deterrent to those who seek to commit such crimes. <Source: NY Senate>

Edged weapons have always used to attack victims, so Avella decides that criminals and crazies will respond to his newly introduced legislation known as S3199-20215 to include “machetes” within the definition of a deadly weapon – almost as if meat cleavers, hatchets, and other large edged weapons can’t be deadly weapons.

BILL NUMBER:S3199 – SPONSOR: AVELLA

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to including machete within the definition of a deadly weapon

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 12 of section 10.00 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 257 of the laws of 2008, by adding "machete" to the definition of "deadly weapon".

Section 2 of the bill sets forth an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Despite the obvious serious injury that can be caused by the use of a "machete", such weapons have not been included in the penal law's definition of "deadly weapon".

This oversight is surprising given the common knowledge that machetes have often been used as weapons and are actually defined as such in Webster's dictionary - "Machete - a large heavy knife used for cutting sugarcane and underbrush and as a weapon".

This legislation makes the necessary correction to the penal law so that perpetrators who use a machete as a weapon will be charged accordingly. <Source: NY Senate>

Like a screwdriver can’t be used as a deadly weapon in an assault or murder.

Bottom line …

It is about time that we start dialing back the idiocy of these legislators and start applying the laws on the books. Simplifying the legislation and the laws themselves as necessary. We live in an America built by individuals with courage, self-determination, and individual achievement. They do not need a “nanny’ to tell them what to do and when to do it – criminalizing many of the things that were accepted as normal and customary in earlier times.

It appears that a disproportionate amount of crime is associated with the minorities that support the progressive socialist democrats and there is no way that the Obama Administration will make a concerted effort to stop minority crime – especially as perpetrated by the domestic terrorists that form gangs that plague their respective communities. So, they want to disarm law abiding citizens and create a much larger pool of unwitting victims that will require a more strident and totalitarian government to protect individuals. Although everyone knows that law enforcement is not responsible for protecting individuals and cannot be everywhere they are needed, when they are needed.

As for machetes … what of all of the gardeners in New York that legitimately use machetes to prune back unwanted plant growth in both private and public venues?

In the final analysis, any tool is just a tool in the hands of an honest and law-abiding individual, it only becomes a weapon when there is evil intent.

-- 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



MR. SPOCK BROUGHT LOGIC AND ETHICS TO A CRAZY WORLD: ACTOR LEONARD NIMOY DEAD AT 83

With the Vulcan greeting understood around the universe, Mr. Spock wished everyone the same: “Live Long and Prosper” …

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And while Spock will be going to his final resting place on Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy will most likely join those who have gone before him …

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What more can be said of the iconic actor than he was a kind man of his time and for all time.

The genesis of the greeting in Leonard Nimoy’s own words …


Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek Character

-- 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



FCC'S NETWORK NEUTRALITY RULING: YOU HAVE TO VOTE ON IT TO SEE WHAT’S IN IT …

There is little or no doubt in my mind that the Obama Administration is one of the most corrupt and clear and present dangers to the United States Constitution and our American freedom. Now, they have taken the first steps to control political speech that would tell the truth about government tyranny and about the corruption of politicians.

The FCC has voted along party lines, three to two, to regulate broadband internet access as if it were a 1935 telephone company; complete with special interest influence from lobbyists, mysterious taxes, and ever-changing tariffs that stifle competition and allow carriers to charge higher premium prices for what could be termed “commodity” information packets. All in the guise of keeping the internet open and free.

Abuse of authority?

In Obama’s hypocritical assertion that he would run the most open and transparent administration in history, it appears that Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler, himself a lobbyist, refused to testify before Congress prior to the vote – and refused to release over 300 pages of the regulation prior to the vote.

As Nancy Pelosi so famously said, “But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” Of course, the devil is in the details and it is likely that the FCC may try to impose some form of content control over pornography to establish their “right” and “duty” to regulate content much as they do for prime time television. It would be the height of hypocrisy for the progressive socialist democrats to claim that they are “doing it for the children,” as the Obama administration sits idly by while Muslim terrorists (the words Obama refuses to speak) rape little girls and bury little boys alive.

How do we know that the FCC, in this or subsequent administrations, will not abuse their authority in such a manner as to screw consumers as they have with the regulation of the telephone industry? Whose to say that the lobbyists who protect the aging and obsolete telephone industry do not continue their process of not maintaining copper wiring and allowing their networks to deteriorate while turning to internet protocols that make us all more vulnerable in time of natural or man-made disasters?

The regulation of political speech …

Now that the government has established their authority over the internet, what’s likely to be next as we approach a presidential election cycle that is of the utmost importance to the progressive socialist democrats? In my view, the FEC, Federal Election Commission, will now propose rules on internet-based political speech near election dates – the only time that an apathetic public seems to be turning away from celebrity actors and starts paying attention to celebrity politicians.

So where are the rules?

The FCC was quick to rule on the regulation, quick to issue the statement’s of the five commission members, but not so fast to publish the exact rules that it is enacting. Here is what the FCC’s says …

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The "Open Internet" is the Internet as we know it. It's open because it uses free, publicly available standards that anyone can access and build to, and it treats all traffic that flows across the network in roughly the same way. The principle of the Open Internet is sometimes referred to as "net neutrality." Under this principle, consumers can make their own choices about what applications and services to use and are free to decide what lawful content they want to access, create, or share with others. This openness promotes competition and enables investment and innovation.

The Open Internet also makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to easily launch innovative applications and services, revolutionizing the way people communicate, participate, create, and do business—think of email, blogs, voice and video conferencing, streaming video, and online shopping. Once you're online, you don't have to ask permission or pay tolls to broadband providers to reach others on the network. If you develop an innovative new website, you don't have to get permission to share it with the world.  <Source: FCC>

Note the selective use of the word “free” and re-defines free as having non-proprietary standards. The real definition of free should include “be free from interference of government in standards, methods, practices, taxes, and regulation.”

The most dangerous words that are spoken is “lawful content” because that is a legislatively-determined restriction passed and promulgated by self-serving, corrupt, and partisan politicians. Protecting children from unrestricted access to pornography is one thing, curtailing political speech to protect the current regime from disclosure of malfeasance and criminal activities is quite another. Especially on issues of soft tyranny.

Your tolls to broadband providers is rolled into the pricing.

Bottom line …

We will need to wait until the final rule is released and published in the Federal Register and analyzed. But this does not bode well for the consumers nor American citizens.

-- 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



INTERNET CORRUPTION BY POLITICIANS -- THE END OF FREEDOM IN 2015

There is no doubt in my mind that our exceptional nation is in severe decline. We have a President who has corrupted the Constitution and the rule of law with impunity. We have a Congress that is so busy stealing with both hands that they are compromised and without the will to fight for their constituents. And, we have an electorate that is so apathetic as to worship celebrity over achievement and name recognition over character. It is so bad that the progressive socialist democrats are planning to run Hillary Clinton, a proven liar, cheat, and fraud as their candidate for the next President of the United States.

Which brings me to why the action by the Federal Trade Commission to regulate the Internet is so dangerous to freedom in America. Those who control the mainstream media, mostly corporations seeking licensing and special tax advantages are in bed with the progressive socialist democrats to the extent that political scandals from the left are not reported, are downplayed, or reported with a corresponding scandal from the right to mitigate the impact on the population. That is if people can tear themselves away from celebrity-based entertainment and spend a moment caring about their country. To counter mainstream media, we had talk radio, cable television, and the internet. More honest reporting, but with lesser reach. And, then there was the internet, where scandalous news, including rumor and gossip, spread like wildfire – unchecked and unfiltered – to the extent people were mobilized and governments felt the impact.

There is also no doubt in my mind that the greatest fear that the progressive socialist democrats have is that the truth will be exposed and they will lose both their credibility and power in the next election cycle. The very last thing that the progressive socialist democrats want is for their associations with socialist, communists, and terrorists to become widely known. For their failures in domestic and foreign policy to be highlighted as failed attempts to manipulate the truth rather than admit the truth about what they have done on their watch. And, most of all, for their criminal actions to rise to the point of investigations, indictments, and incarcerations.

We have seen President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats abuse their power in the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Environmental Protection Agency to name a few well\-publicized cases.

Now these political criminals want to use the FCC to assert governmental authority over the Internet, not only for purposes of creating telephone-like monopolies with their consumer rip-off tariff system, but to tax consumers – like the utilities -- in such a manner that the tax does not appear on your income tax statement; and, even worse, exert control over political speech on the internet. If the FCC establishes governmental authority over the Internet, the FEC (Federal Elections Commission) will not be far behind with rules and regulations regarding free speech, donor identification, and anything else they can do to quell the truth about the Administration’s illegal and immoral activities.

I am not the only one upset, read what the esteemed Alan Caruba from Warning Signs has to say on the issue … 

The End of Freedom in America
By Alan Caruba

The America that has existed from the days of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, when its sovereignty was acknowledged by a treaty with England 1783, and its founding in 1788 with the ratification of the Constitution is no more. The America for which thousands fought and gave their lives is no more.

That America ends on February 26 when the Federal Communications Commission, under intense pressure from the Obama White House and with the votes of its Democratic Party commissioners asserts government control over the Internet with a 332-page set of regulations, dubbed “Net Neutrality.”

Writing in the Feb 22nd Wall Street Journal, columnist L. Gordon Crovitz summed up what will occur saying “Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn’t broken…The permissionless Internet which allows anyone to introduce a website, app, or device without government review, ends this week.”

“The big politicization came when President Obama in November demanded that the supposedly independent FCC apply agency’s most extreme regulation to the Internet.” Of course Obama wants the Internet regulated and of course the Democratic Party will support this move to control who gets to put up a website or blog and, more importantly, who gets to say anything critical of the President.

The Democratic Party has been in everything but name the Communist Party in the United States for several decades. Obama was raised and mentored to be a Marxist. What we are witnessing is nothing less than tyranny replacing democracy.

Crovitz warned that “This week Mr. Obama’s bureaucrats will give him the regulated Internet he demands. Unless Congress or the courts block Obamanet, it will be the end of the Internet as we know it.”

Earlier this week, as reported by Giuseppe Macri in The Daily Caller the FCC’s two Republican commissioners, Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, asked Chairman Tom Wheeler “to delay the vote and release his proposal to the public. ‘We respectfully request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a reasonable period of not less than 30 days to carefully study it.’”

There is some evil at work here because, as the Republican commissioners point out, “the plan in front of us right now is so drastically different than the proposal the FCC adopted and put out for public comment last May.”

Shades of ObamaCare! Even the Democrats who voted that monstrosity into law had not read it. Now neither Congress, nor the rest of America is being permitted to see regulations that will determine what can and cannot be posted to the Internet, the greatest instrument of free speech ever invented since the printing press.

Commissioner Pai says that the FCC is “adopting a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist using legal authority we don’t have.” He estimates that the regulations will add up to $11 billion in new taxes on Internet access.

In a commentary, “Neutralize Obama’s Hijacking of the Internet”, Judi McLeod, the editor of CanadaFreePress.com, said “Forget NSA, the FBI, the CIA, and all warnings sent by Edward Snowden. They’ve got nothing on how Net Neutrality will silence you.”

“Someday in the near future when you type in the words “Islamic terrorists” in an Internet post, you will be knocked off the Net and find it all but impossible to climb back on again.”

Do I think the Congress will exercise its oversight responsibilities and stop this tyrannical power grab? No. Do I think our court system will do anything other than bow to precedent set by earlier FCC regulations? Yes.

As a nation founded on and devoted to freedom of speech, I think February 26, 2015 will go down in the history books as the day when that freedom came to an end in America.

Thanks to a National Security Agency we no longer have any privacy regarding anything we say using telephones, the Internet or any other form of communication.

If the Democrat-controlled FCC has its way, the Internet will slow your access and could eliminate access countless sites that provide news and express opinions the federal government finds offensive. That's what tyrannies do.

© Alan Caruba, 2015 Warning Signs

What is happening to our nation?

When a small, worthless fish can be used by the progressive socialist democrats to destroy a major portion of California’s agriculture industry, driving crop productivity down, prices up, and send local unemployment through the roof; when one corrupt IRS regulator can stop opposition fundraising and possibly swing and election, when the Department of Homeland Security refuses to stop a tidal wave of illegal aliens, when the Department of Justice refuses to investigate and indict criminal wrongdoing – who are you going to call? Congress? They are part of the problem. They have sold out their constituents for political power, perks, and profits.

There is also the belief that the Administration’s spying efforts on innocent law-abiding citizens has lead to the breakdown in the internet’s security infrastructure to the point that hackers and foreign governments have almost unlimited access to our critical data. Have you heard anything about the government suspecting China of using Lenovo to compromise American computers with a virulent hack that could capture all network traffic – even that which is encrypted? No, they are too busy trying to shut down political free speech on the internet lest someone accuse their candidate of being a political whore who sold out to the Chinese in a past election. Or pointing out that their candidate is a Marxist and will continue the radical transformation of America that was started under Obama.

Now, you can plainly see why the Department of Homeland Defense is so worried about “right wing” extremists (patriots?) who might be worried about increasing political corruption and tyranny. It is no wonder that they want to kill both the 1st Amendment Free Speech and the 2nd Amendment that protects against government tyranny.

Bottom line …

If Congress should fail to take action, every member of Congress should be either recalled or lose their seats. If the GOP fails to take action, they should be disbanded and their leadership forever scorned. It appears that the mainstream GOP elitists have a lock on the big money – and might be pushing another RINO like Jeb Bush – or Hillary-Lite has he appears to agree with her positions on illegal immigration, the takeover of education under Common Core, and the type of crony capitalism we saw under both the Clinton and Bush Administrations.

We are so screwed.

-- 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



IS THE HILLARY CLINTON PRESIDENCY PART OF A POLITICAL-FINANCIAL SCAM?

With all of Hillary Clinton’s problems: the hidden health issues, the continual lying, the corruption, the cronyism and her Marxist philosophy; one wonders if Hillary Clinton really is a viable presidential candidate -- relying on nothing more than name recognition, cronyism, gender-based support, and political dirty tricks to move her forward?

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Is the Clinton Foundation laundering money for foreign sources seeking to influence domestic politics and keep money flowing from the United States Treasury?

Is Hillary Clinton Banking On Foreign Money For 2016 Run?

A few media outlets are actually prying into the fundraising habits of the Clinton Foundation. The scrutiny could affect Hillary's 2016 presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, Fox News says the foundation "reportedly is seeing an increase in contributions from foreign governments after ending a self-imposed ban on such donations, raising new ethical questions" as Hillary prepares for a possible 2016 presidential run.

Six years ago, when Hillary was the Democratic presidential frontrunner, we wrote about "Clinton's filthy lucre." We pointed to a New York Times story that "asked whether Clinton's foundation donations could be misused to 'circumvent campaign finance laws intended to limit political influence,'" and documented cash pouring into the campaign from wealthy businessmen overseas and foreign governments.

Like many others, we saw something shady in "Fujianese immigrant dishwashers and trinket sellers" from Manhattan's Chinatown "spontaneously" coughing up "$1,000 or $2,000 apiece for Clinton's presidential campaign." Those examples are just from the relatively recent past.

For the record, foreign campaign donations are illegal. The Clintons can try to skirt the law by funneling cash through their foundation, but the effect is the same: Foreign money corrupts American politics.

<Source: Is Hillary Clinton Banking On Foreign Money To Put Her In The White House?>

Will the democrats continue to use whitewater to whitewash the previous scandals and characterize them as “old news?” 

Hillary Derangement Syndrome by Michael Tomasky -- Are Republicans really going to try to damage Hillary Clinton by digging up old non-scandals no one even remembers? They’ll do damage, all right, says Michael Tomasky, but not to Clinton.

Do any conservatives really believe that if Hillary Clinton does run for president, Americans will care a bit about the old stories from the 1990s? Two commentators I respect seem to think so. My colleague David Frum, in a column about Clinton’s 2016 chances that elsewhere makes several thoughtful points, seems to believe that the old Clinton White House issues could rise again. MSNBC analyst Jimmy Williams, across from whom I sat on the sound stage Monday, invoked Filegate and something else. Conservatives have spent two decades trying to destroy Clinton. They’ve only helped make her the most popular woman in America. And if they keep at it, they’re going to help make her president.

If you are old enough to think back, please do so now with me. Part the mists of time. I feel like that first ghost taking Scrooge back to when he was the vital young man who’d been completely buried. Remember the Rose Law Firm? Remember the alleged billing scandals? And then the supposed commodities trading scandal? That was a great one.

Just mentioning these nothings feels like opening a door to a section of the house that you haven’t been using for the last 20 years, since someone died, like Olivier in Rebecca. There are torn and frayed little pieces of furniture, draped in drop cloth, spider webs emanating from their corners. Whitewater was far and away the biggest of these utterly phony stories, consuming years and many millions of investigative taxpayer dollars and besotting initially even The New York Times (I bet the Times won’t get fooled again). And I would bet that if you asked Americans about it today, no more than 20 percent would have the foggiest idea what it was. No, check that. It would be 33 percent. The same, reliable 33 percent who say Barack Obama was created in a laboratory in socialist Zimbabwe.

Those days and those Clinton stories—Vince Foster, the travel office, all of those ridiculous accusations—were the ones on which the modern right-wing agitprop machine made its bones. Read the rest of the story at Hillary Derangement Syndrome - The Daily Beast

You will notice that it is a well-tested tactic that the Clinton’s never respond to allegations, sending forth their surrogates to do battle for them. The last time that a Clinton was deposed under oath, he lied and was impeached, but not tried, for his falsehoods. He also lost his law licence. The old adage, where there is smoke, there is fire is particularly applicable to the Clintons as they bob and weave their way through a deliberately tangled web of their own making.

Bottom line …

Personally I think Hillary may announce her candidacy, but ultimately will withdraw. And, I believe that it is possible that the Clinton Foundation is running a political-financial scam involving foreign money which will then be used to make the Clintons “political kingmakers,” trading newly-laundered funds for political influence that can be used to feather the nests of their cronies, “special contributors,” and insure that they live like royalty for the rest of their lives. A modern fairy tale courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Elections Commission.

Unless we overcome progressive socialist democrats in the upcoming election, we are facing the de facto third term of Barack Obama – a man sure to look at the Clintons and start-up his own money-spinning foundation. After all, Barack Obama owns the technology and the mailing lists used in his campaign – never turning them over to the Democrat National Committee.

Political corruption is endemic in the nation and it will be our downfall. No more Kennedys, Nixons, Bushes, or Clintons.  We have had enough of their cronyism and shenanigans.

-- 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



EXTREMISTS: WHAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS AFRAID TO SAY

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Once again the Obama Administration is looking to call out right-wing terrorists (extremists) as a clear and present danger to the general good order of the United States …

DHS report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat

A new Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment circulated this month focuses on the threat of right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups in the U.S. Some law enforcement groups say the threat is equal to, and occasionally greater than, the threat from Islamic extremist groups.

The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010, CNN reported Friday.

These types of extremists believe that they can ignore laws because those laws attack their individual rights, even in routine daily instances like a traffic stop or being required to obey a court order, CNN reported Friday.

In one instance in Louisiana in 2012 a father and son were accused of engaging in a shootout with police after an officer puled them over for a traffic violation. Two offices were killed and several others wounded in the shooting. The two men were sovereign citizen extremists who claimed the police had no authority over them.

The Homeland Security report predicts that most sovereign citizen violence in 2015 will occur during routine law enforcement encounters at a suspect's home, during enforcement stops and at government offices, CNN reported.

"Law enforcement officers will remain the primary target of (sovereign citizen) violence over the next year due to their role in physically enforcing laws and regulations," the report states, according to CNN.

The new assessment comes as President Obama is holding a conference to focus on efforts to fight violent extremism. While the White House has come under fire for its refusal to use the term "Islamist extremism" during the talks, there has been very little discussion on the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups.  <Source>

Let us examine this potentially dishonest and disingenuous phenomena …

  1. Recognize that the DHS has a cognizable self-interest in publishing such a report; to justify enhanced arming of police, the introduction of SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) techniques for routine police encounters, and to justify an expansion in the size and scope of government law enforcement.
  2. Recognize that the government continues to insert itself into local or state law enforcement issues when it is politically expedient to do so for driving their domestic agenda in the mainstream media; especially if the subject at hand appeals to one of their core constituencies that has been identified as a victim class by such factors as race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or class. This continued “federalization” of local criminal activities appears, in many instances, to violate the laws regarding double jeopardy although the authorities are quick to point out that a civil rights violation is a different crime – even if it does arise from the single original act.
  3. The enumeration of extremist violence – 24 attacks since 2010 – is ludicrous as that number is a statistically meaningless when measured against ordinary criminal activities in a city such as Chicago, Detroit, or Oakland in any given period of time.
  4. The characterization of extremist violence against law enforcement officers is likewise ludicrous. Common sense would explain that law enforcement officers are more prone to violence than ordinary individuals due to the nature of their profession.
  5. As for sovereign citizens believing they are not subject to our laws, one might observe that criminals and crazies act in the same manner; thwarting the law to obtain weapons and commit heinous acts that are every bit as bad as those committed by professed terrorists.

Dance of distraction …

Why is the Obama Administration engaging in dishonest and deceptive reporting when domestic terrorists present such a clear and present danger to our society? Let us examine the issue in the light of day.

  1. The greatest internal threat to our nation is domestic terrorists that are comprised of criminal gangs. Most gangs being disproportionately comprised of minorities that terrorize their own neighborhoods for power and profit. Why is the government not labeling these minority gangs as domestic terrorists and proceeding accordingly? Or is it they are afraid of the personal consequences to high-ranking politicians – like Mexican authorities submitting to the drug cartels – and the significant loss of revenue in the law enforcement-judicial-penal complex?
  2. Militant Black extremist groups like Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam or the New Black Panther Party present a recognizable threat equal to that of white extremist groups, but nobody is mentioning that, least of all Farrakhan’s Chicago neighbor, Barack Obama.
  3. Even in allegedly controlled environments such as our nation’s prisons, we are finding a concerted recruiting effort of both gang members and potential domestic terrorists. And, yet our prisons appear to be wide-open for such recruitment efforts with the authorities content to allow the prisoners to effectively run the institution while the unionized guards pull down those cushy salaries and overly-generous pension packages.

How much power should be ceded to the government … [My comments in blue italic]

Hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence -- “Current Terrorist Threat to the United States”
February 12, 2015; Nicholas J. Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

We face a much greater recurring threat from lone offenders and possibly loose networks of individuals. Of the eleven attacks in the West since last May, ten were conducted by individual violent extremists. Two occurred in the U.S.—one in September, and another in October. The majority of these lone offender attacks more closely resemble the size, scale, and sophistication of random acts of violence than they do the destructiveness of the organized and well-developed plots that we witnessed in the years after September 11, 2001. These attacks
have happened more frequently, yet thankfully resulted in relatively few casualties. We expect that individuals and small networks will try to maintain and build upon this momentum and capitalize on the media coverage that these attacks generate.

[So why are we not monitoring these specific threat vectors instead of attempting the near-impossible task of monitoring the entire nation of law-abiding citizens? Could it be that we are being hampered by those who are using our own legislators and laws against us in the guise of political correctness, multi-culturalism, and moral equivalency? Profiling works because it is a statistically-based look at threat characteristics and threat vectors.]

Many of the most ambitious terrorist groups are located in countries continuing to work through the effects of the Arab uprisings, including Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. Others are active in countries undergoing insurgencies, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, and most of the countries previously mentioned.

[So why are we not restricting immigration from these countries?]

While the majority of foreign fighters have emanated from the Middle East and North Africa, more than 3,400 westerners have traveled to join the fight against the Assad regime. Within that pool of westerners, more than 150 U.S. persons from a variety of backgrounds and
locations in the United States have traveled or attempted to travel to Syria.
A handful of these U.S. persons have died in Syria.

[So why is our government reluctant to demand that these people present themselves at the nearest consulate or embassy and show cause why their activities should not result in the revocation of their American citizenship or cancel their passports and provide them with a limited travel document, a one-way passport to a specific location such as the custom’s entry point in New York?]

The up-tick in moderate-to-small scale attacks in the West since last summer by individual extremists reinforces our assessment that the most likely and immediate threat to the Homeland will come from Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) or individuals with loose
affiliation to terrorist groups overseas.

Lone actors or insular groups who act autonomously pose the most serious HVE threat, and we assess HVEs will likely continue gravitating to simpler plots that do not require advanced skills, outside training, or communication with others.

[So why are we disarming law-abiding citizens and making a mockery of the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to own and bear arms? Clearly our nation is at was with an enemy that has unilaterally declared war on America. So why are we creating larger victim pools and designating areas as “gun free zones.” Better to keep our enemies off-guard and wondering if they will be killed before their actions result in a mass casualty event.]

Confronting these threats and working with resolve to prevent another terrorist attack remains counterterrorism community’s overriding mission.

[Yet we find these very same agencies competing against others for authority, budget, and personnel – withholding critical information – and acting contrary to the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. Even when apprised of a significant bad actor, agencies have let the American people down as we have seen from the Boston Bombing.]

There are so many fixes that need to be applied – and they are not resolved by the Administration making life unpleasant for those willing to surveil threats and take action when necessary. Especially when it involves a threat coming from minorities. Ask yourself, to what extent are Black Muslims likely to support the greater Muslim jihad? I don’t know the answer and if the law enforcement community knows, they sure are not addressing it publicly.

Bottom line …

If the Obama Administration were an honest broker for the supremacy of our Constitution, rule of law, and the goal of a color blind society, he would not even attempt to segregate and differentiate extremist/terrorist groups, but classify them all as domestic terrorists or international terrorists and proceed accordingly.

The fact the President of the United States and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats cannot bring themselves to identify our enemies as minority gangs or Islamic Jihadists is deeply troubling.

We should also not forget the events at Waco and Ruby Ridge that involved significant government malfeasance and were the proximate motivation for the “retaliatory” devastation the Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

And, let us not forget that governments, politicians, and bureaucrats are invested in labeling any behavior related to governmental wrongdoing as “extremist,” especially those actions that speak to soft tyranny and the loss of our freedom and liberty.

-- 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



HOW GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE REALLY WORKS

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How was the science of climate change perverted …

It appears that the United Nations redefined the scope of climate change to ignore the natural drivers of global climate change like the Sun’s energy output, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s precessional and rotational dynamics, the Earth’s vulcanology and plate tectonics, the deep ocean currents, and the greatest greenhouse gas, water vapor, in favor of scientific studies that would support a hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming. Including concentrating on datasets that would allow man’s signal to be tracked in what would be termed the background noise of normal and natural climate variability.  

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- New York, 9 May 1992

The Human Impact on Climate Change

Global warming, which is the increase in global average temperature in the course of the twentieth century, is mostly due to the increase of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations caused by human activity; these anthropogenic emissions have increased by 70 per cent between 1970 and 2004 (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report). The greenhouse gas effect in the atmosphere regulates overall temperature on the Earth’s surface. It is, in principle, a naturally occurring phenomenon by which certain gases present in the atmosphere (e.g., carbon dioxide, water vapour, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons) re-radiate heat back to the Earth’s surface; without it our planet would be considerably colder and most likely uninhabitable.

By the mid-1980s, scientists warned that global warming beyond natural variability was occurring and that this was in large part due to human activity and the increase of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Advancements in computing technology had permitted the development of complex and more realistic models on cause-and-effect relationships and on the risks of climate change to humans and the ecosystem. In a 1985 conference, the International Conference on Assessment of the Role of Carbon Dioxide and of Other Greenhouse Gases in Climate Variations and Associated Impacts, held in Villach, Austria, scientists called on politicians to collaborate in the exploration of policies to mitigate human-induced climate change. The discovery of the ozone hole and a heat wave in 1988 created an additional sense of increased urgency for action. <Source: United Nations>

It appears that it was important to reduce the significances of observable cyclical patterns that were hundreds or thousands of years in duration so that a sense of “urgency” could be introduced into the discussion. Any honest analysis of historical cycles and a discussion of regression to the mean would lead one to believe that the heating of the Earth would cease and the trend would reverse – leading to another ice age. Observations showing that the trend line of temperature anomalies has been virtually flat for the past eighteen years or so would reinforce the idea that nature is inherently variable, the use of selected time scales to distort a climate view that can be measured in geological time frames might suggest dishonesty, and the inability of models to account for this flat trend would speak to their falsification of reliable predictors of future events.

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CMIP5-73-models-vs-obs-20N-20S-MT

It appears that alarming and dire scenarios were fed to the mainstream media in order to create the meme of a planetary emergency that was so severe that it could threaten life as we now know it.

Of course this led to an artificial bias towards “scientific studies” that conformed with the fashionable science of the day that continues to fund such studies. Few research dollars were allocated to broader research looking at global climate change in its entirety, lest man’s weak and pathetic input to the climate system be judged inconsequential to drive public policy and continued billion-dollar funding for research and the special interests who loved the excuse of global warming to pursue rate increases even though users paid for far fewer services. Benefiting the executive bonuses from artificially inflated revenues that should have been spend increasing resilience to natural and man-made disasters as well as increasing capacity for the future. 

How scientific is science? …

First of all, we should acknowledge that science is not conducted by consensus. You cannot tally a poll of hand-picked scientists and present it as science, just as you cannot tally up all of the papers that are pro accelerated global warming and those that are pro nature’s inherent variability in a chaotic system and declare that to be science.

The truth is that there are few answers and numerous questions. Researchers are still struggling to make sense of the flat-line temperature trend and trying to explain where the heat is stored. 

And we need to question the assumptions and construction of models that are incomplete and do not accurately represent a global picture. Even more, we need to question those who have handled the raw input data and statistically manipulated it – and in doing so may have introduced a warming bias where none exists. The following is a representation of a time-of-day (TOBS) adjustment to a dataset (courtesy of Steve Goddard) that shows how a bias can be introduced by the best of intentions.

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Bottom line  …

When the politicians benefit from promoting global climate change as a justification for public policies that drive a political agenda; when the special interests benefit from promoting global climate change for profit; and when the scientists pursue projects that are likely to be funded with government money, we need to be vigilant lest we find our freedoms slipping away in the name of fighting a bogey-man that will not even be measurable for hundreds or thousands of years.

Even worse, you can always smell the odor of corruption in the room when politicians say “trust us” and then proceed to feather their own nests. Made only more obvious when reputable scientists have a contrarian scientific viewpoint and are shouted down as skeptics, deniers, of climaphobes. Since the scientific method is one of controlled skepticism, those that are prone to label others do not know of what they speak.

-- 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



THE OSCARS: HOLLYWOOD'S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD ...

San Francisco comes to Hollywood …

Neil Patrick Harris, the openly gay 41-year-old actor, hosted the 87th Annual Academy Awards … the premier self-congratulatory fundraiser that demonstrates to the world the serious nature of Hollywood filmmaking and its message of sincerity.

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Ironic because it is the progressive socialist democrats, aided and abetted by the Hollywood elite, that tell us that Muslims are misunderstood and that Islam is the religion of peace … and then offer up this iconic image that could very well wind up as a recruiting poster for the jihadists warning about Western decadence and immorality.

Of course, there are some who have a clearer view of Hollywood and the Oscar program …

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Bottom line …

The elegance and class that typified old Hollywood is gone. Not that decadence and drugs did not exist, but they were not on display for the world to see during the Oscars.

-- 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



C.J. PEARSON IS THE FUTURE OF AMERICA: CONSERVATIVE 12-YEAR OLD STUDENT SPEAKS TRUTH TO OBAMA

The progressive mainstream media would rather present thugs like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown as disadvantaged victims of a racist system than feature C. J. Pearson, a conservative 12-year old middle-school student from George, calling out President Barack Hussein Obama on his lack of respect for the American system.

“President Obama, You don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is: an assault on Christianity, an assault on America and downright hate for the American values that our country holds. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and every single thing that our country stands for.”

“When they kill innocent Americans that have done no wrong except report on what is their constitutional right as journalists and you do nothing about it, you don’t care about their lives. You could care less!”

“But here’s what you need to realize: here in America, we don’t back down to terrorists. We fight them on their own battleground and we annihilate them till the very end.”

“Here in America, we don’t allow the government to take away what we work for but we continue to work harder so that we may continue to succeed.”

Here is a kid, wise beyond his years, who has his own political organization …

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Welcome to Young Georgians in Government

Here at YGG, we encourage young people of all political backgrounds to become involved in our government, support young candidates who decide to run for office, and also fight for solutions to the issues facing young people across the entire state of Georgia. Our organization will lead voter registration drives, write legislation, and recruit young candidates to seek office to ensure young people have a voice in our government <Source>

Middle School Student Starts Political Organization

One local middle school student is taking on a huge task by trying to get young people involved in politics. CJ Pearson started the organization Young Georgians in Government and its growing across the state.

Pearson is working in this organization while going to school full-time and working as the Student Body President at Columbia Middle School. He thought of the organization after Election Day this year and put everything together in the last month. He's working with other students and politicians state-wide to get youth engaged in the political process.

Right now, he's pushing a bill that would lower the minimum age to run in the State House from 21 to 18 and in the State Senate from 25 to 21. "If you're old enough to die for your country, if you're old enough to pay taxes and you're old enough to vote, then you should be able to represent your community," said Pearson. Pearson is also working with local government in Columbia County pushing the commission to lower the age to run for a position on the board from 21 to 18.

The seventh grader, who considers his political views as conservative, is ready to tackle any issues that come his way. "In all honesty, the decisions we make today are going to have a great effect on our future and it's time that young people across our state take notice of this impact politicians today are going to have.

<Source: ABC 6 News>

Bottom line …

Here is the man of the future – a conservative, clear-thinking person who has more guts and common sense than most of the corrupt, self-serving black leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson – who appear to be little more than race-baiters and racial extortionists as they continue to foment racial discord for personal power, prestige, and profits.

This is a far cry from the ghetto life and crime-ridden rap culture that is infecting most inner cities across America. It is time to pay attention to what the children are thinking and saying – at least the ones that are no wrapped up in the celebrity and “give-me” culture.

We applaud future leaders like C.J. and hope that America finds value in the conservative movement – especially having witnessed the devastation and destruction of society under progressive socialist democrats and their RINO counterparts like the Bushes.

-- 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