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HISTORIC REUTERS' PHOTO CAPTURES COLLUSION IN CLIMATE CHANGE

If there is a single photo that can be presented in a court of law that captures high-level climate change collusion …

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U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande met for dinner in Paris on Nov. 30 after the first day of a climate change summit aimed at securing the world's most ambitious pact on global warming. (Reuters)

The powerful meet over a catered meal at L’Ambroisie, the three-Michelin-starred temple of gastronomie in the Marais neighborhood of Paris, to discuss climate change and the wealth redistribution to protect the “poor”people of the world. Made infinitely poorer and more miserable by the action of these poohbahs who profess to be backed by a consensus of scientists.

These are the people who should be going to prison for fraud.

-- 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



WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND HILLARY: BILL CLINTON AND BILL COSBY -- WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

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Both men stand accused of sexual misconduct and rape by a long list of women. Women whose credibility has been attacked to the point of believability and enabling future bad behavior.

To quote Hillary Clinton, “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?” …

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Because Hillary Clinton is running for the Presidency of the United States claiming that she represents women and women’s rights. Because she displays the same corrupt, lying, hypocrisy she is well-known for when she claims that women who make rape accusations should be believed and taken seriously – yet she was the one who directed an entire White House team, known as the “bimbo squad,” to destroy the reputations and lives of those who would dare accuse her husband of sexual misconduct.

Bottom line …

There is little doubt in my mind that Hillary Clinton should be in prison for criminal behavior, including but not limited to, perjury, obstruction of justice, destroying government documents, and selling access to her official office with payments being made through the Clinton Foundation or a holding company designed to receive unwarranted speaking fees in the millions of dollars.

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



PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE: WILL THE PRESS ASK OBAMA ABOUT ABENGOA'S INSOLVENCY

As President Barack Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats jets off to Paris to join corrupt self-serving political poohbahs to pump up the rhetoric on that non-existent planetary emergency known as climate change, we have yet another failure of a Obama-certified “green company” about to enter bankruptcy.

Another Solyndra?

The Spanish company Abengoa has entered insolvency proceedings after receiving at least $2.7 BILLION dollars in federal loan guarantees to protect the politically-connected investors who hoped to build-out two solar projects: the Mojave Solar Project here in California and the  the Solana Generating Station in Arizona.

Like all companies that have a business model based on politics – grants, subsidies, and usage mandates – they have a hard time competing in the real world against fossil fuel, hydroelectric, or nuclear generating plants; and thus do not have “sustainable” economics. If Abengoa proceeds from an insolvency hearing and attempt at restructuring debt to a full-blown bankruptcy in Spanish courts, the disaster could rise to over $22 billion in losses to banks and other entities financing the fiasco. 

1976 days ago, Barack Obama was touting the project …

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July 03, 2010 | Weekly Address: President Obama Touts Nearly $2 Billion in New Investments to Help Build a Clean Energy Economy

As part of the explosion of Recovery Act projects this summer and as a move towards a clean energy future, the President announces nearly $2 billion in conditional commitments to key solar companies. 

In this week’s address, President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Energy is awarding nearly $2 billion in conditional commitments from the Recovery Act to two solar companies. Abengoa Solar has agreed to build one of the largest solar plants in the world in Arizona, which will create about 1,600 construction jobs with over 70 percent of the construction components and products manufactured here in the USA.  When completed, this plant will provide enough clean energy to power 70,000 homes. 

And, Abound Solar Manufacturing is building two new plants, one in Colorado and one in Indiana.  These projects will create more than 2,000 construction jobs, and over 1,500 permanent jobs as the plants produce millions of state of the art solar panels each year. 

[My comments in bracketed blue italics.]

Remarks of President Barack Obama

Well, on Friday, we learned that after 22 straight months of job loss, our economy has now created jobs in the private sector for 6 months in a row.  That’s a positive sign.  But the truth is, the recession from which we’re emerging has left us in a hole that’s about 8 million jobs deep.  And as I’ve said from the day I took office, it’s going to take months, even years, to dig our way out – and it’s going to require an all-hands-on-deck effort.

Translation: we have cooked the economic and employment statistics by revising our methodologies and using absurd assumptions – but the result is numbers that are looking good for my administration.

Translation: it is going to take years to dig our way out – and in spite of spending trillions of dollars over the past six years, we are still on the brink of a recession.

In the short term, we’re fighting to speed up this recovery and keep the economy growing by all means possible.  That means extending unemployment insurance for workers who lost their job.  That means getting small businesses the loans they need to keep their doors open and hire new workers.  And that means sending relief to states so they don’t have to lay off thousands of teachers and firefighters and police officers

Translation: that means providing workers with nearly two years of government money. Somewhat counterproductive since historical records show that most unemployed workers do not start a serious job hunt until their benefits are about to run out.

Translation: we need to support the unionized public sector employees that form the base of the progressive socialist democrat coalition with taxpayer funds; and the hell with the private sector and small business.

Still, at a time when millions of Americans feel a deep sense of urgency in their own lives, Republican leaders in Washington just don’t get it.  While a majority of Senators support taking these steps to help the American people, some are playing the same old Washington games and using their power to hold this relief hostage – a move that only ends up holding back our recovery.  It doesn’t make sense.

Translation: those pesky Republicans continue to block my efforts to radically transform America into a socialist democracy and to create an internal collapse of our infrastructure by bankrupting our large social safety nets.

But I promised those folks in Wisconsin – and I promise all of you – that we won’t back down.  We’re going to keep fighting to advance our recovery.  And we’re going to keep competing aggressively to make sure the jobs and industries of the future are taking root right here in America.

That’s one of the reasons why we’re accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy and doubling our use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar power – steps that have the potential to create whole new industries and hundreds of thousands of new jobs in America.

There is no doubt that the easiest way to fulfill the agenda of the progressive socialist democrats is to cripple our economy, reduce our standard of living, and share the misery. The fact that solar and wind sources are unreliable and not cost effective demand that the government issue grants, subsidies, and mandate the use of costly energy – something that impacts the poor and further squeezes the middle class.

In fact, today, I’m announcing that the Department of Energy is awarding nearly $2 billion in conditional commitments to two solar companies.

The first is Abengoa Solar, a company that has agreed to build one of the largest solar plants in the world right here in the United States.  After years of watching companies build things and create jobs overseas, it’s good news that we’ve attracted a company to our shores to build a plant and create jobs right here in America.  In the short term, construction will create approximately 1,600 jobs in Arizona.  What’s more, over 70 percent of the components and products used in construction will be manufactured in the USA, boosting jobs and communities in states up and down the supply chain.  Once completed, this plant will be the first large-scale solar plant in the U.S. to actually store the energy it generates for later use – even at night.  And it will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power 70,000 homes.

[Now entering insolvency proceedings in Spain and trying to coerce governments to put up additional loan guarantees for bail out funding for the company.]

The second company is Abound Solar Manufacturing, which will manufacture advanced solar panels at two new plants, creating more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs.  A Colorado plant is already underway, and an Indiana plant will be built in what’s now an empty Chrysler factory.  When fully operational, these plants will produce millions of state-of-the-art solar panels each year.  

[Another Solyndra-like project that crashed and burned, leaving the taxpayer’s on the hook.]

These are just two of the many clean energy investments in the Recovery Act.  Already, I’ve seen the payoff from these investments.  I’ve seen once-shuttered factories humming with new workers who are building solar panels and wind turbines; rolling up their sleeves to help America win the race for the clean energy economy.

Source: Weekly Address: President Obama Touts Nearly $2 Billion in New Investments to Help Build a Clean Energy Economy | whitehouse.gov

About that second company, Abound Solar Manufacturing, mentioned by Obama …

Bankrupt solar panel firm took stimulus money, left a toxic mess, says report

The Abound Solar plant, which got $400 million in federal loan guarantees in 2010, when the Obama administration sought to use stimulus funds to promote green energy, filed for bankruptcy two years later. Now its Longmont, Colo., facility sits unoccupied, its 37,000 square feet littered with hazardous waste, broken glass and contaminated water. The Northern Colorado Business Report estimates it will cost up to $3.7 million to clean and repair the building so it can again be leased.

“As lawyers, regulators, bankruptcy officials and the landlord spar over the case, the building lies in disrepair, too contaminated to lease,” the report stated. 

"If a coal, oil or gas company pulled something like that the EPA would send out SWAT teams and the U.S. Marshals to track down the offenders, bankrupt or not." -- National Legal and Policy Center, a think tank <Source>

Corruption is running rampant: pretty much why the progressive socialist democrats are in Paris touting the climate change that enables the organized crime coming from Washington …

If wind, solar, and other so-called “green”  projects were economically feasible, you would not need government loan guarantees, incentives, or mandated usage. How many people realize that those privileged people who can purchase a $100,000 Tesla may be eligible to receive a $7500 federal rebate and that Tesla receives substantial local, state, and federal subsidies? Or the political corruption and chicanery that abounds (pun intended) in Washington. 

Solar Jobs Join Harry Reid to Chinese Billionaire in Price Drop

A Chinese billionaire is teaming up with the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate to build a solar plant in a dusty corner of Nevada, even as officials accuse China of driving energy companies out of business by dumping cheap components on the American market.

ENN Group plans a manufacturing and generating facility worth $5 billion, more than all Chinese investment in the U.S. combined last year, in Laughlin, Nevada, a town pockmarked with foreclosed properties and the skeleton of a 14-story resort abandoned when the project went bankrupt.

Company founder Wang Yusuo, one of China’s richest men, has joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to win incentives including land 113 miles (182 kilometers) southeast of Las Vegas that ENN is buying for $4.5 million, or less than one-eighth of the $38.6 million assessors say it is worth. The project has produced legal work for Reid’s son, Rory, a lawyer at a Las Vegas firm that gave the Nevada Democrat more than $40,000 in the past three election cycles. <Source>

Company dumps big Laughlin solar project, says market won’t support it

A Chinese-backed company is pulling the plug on a multibillion-dollar solar project near Laughlin after it was unable to find customers for the power that would have been generated there, a Clark County spokesman said Friday.

In a letter dated Friday, an executive from ENN Mojave Energy LLC informed the county that the company was terminating its agreement to purchase 9,000 acres near Laughlin, stating that the “market will not support a project of this scale and nature at this time.”

The company, a subsidiary of ENN Group, described as the largest energy company in China, said it was unable to sign the necessary power purchase agreements to sell the energy generated from the solar plant to utilities in Nevada or neighboring states. <Source>

Stimulus-Backed Solar Facility Touted By Harry Reid Shuts Down

A federally-funded solar production facility in Nevada has ceased operations, according to a former employee at the facility. The closure could prove troublesome for the company’s political allies. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the North Las Vegas production facility for solar panel manufacturer Amonix has not operated since May. The plant was backed by $21.5 million in federal green energy “investment” – in the form of a grant and a package of tax credits – and touted at length by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. <Source>

Tesla Is Hemorrhaging Money Despite Billions In Gov’t Subsidies

Liberal entrepreneur Elon Musk’s business ventures have benefited from nearly $5 billion in government subsidies in the past few years, but apparently that’s not enough taxpayer support to stop his electric car business from losing $4,000 on every vehicle it sells

News of Tesla’s huge losses comes after reports that Musk’s business ventures have benefited from $4.9 billion in federal and state government subsidies. Tesla Motors, where Musk is CEO, has gotten generous federal loans and benefits from state and federal tax credits encouraging people to buy electric cars.

“In all, Tesla buyers have qualified for an estimated $284 million in federal tax incentives and collected more than $38 million in California rebates,” the Los Angeles Times reported in May, adding that Tesla already secured “a commitment of $126 million in California subsidies to companies developing energy storage technology.” The Times also noted that Tesla got $1.3 billion in benefits from the state of Nevada to build a battery factory. <Source>

All while the investors and speculators pull out millions in stock market profits without having produced anything other than carpal tunnel wrists as they push their buy/sell offers or writing glowing reviews that tout the enterprise.

Bottom line …

By any measure, Obama’s crony socialism has trumped Bush’s crony capitalism … with many of the same politically-connected players milking and bilking American consumers and taxpayers out of billions of dollars. Pretty much the type of progressive socialist democrat corruption that tanked Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

It is time to end the climate change charade and rein-in political corruption. If things continue this way under the corrupt lying Hillary Clinton, we might find America sold to the highest bidder and the profits pocketed by Clinton’s non-profit foundation. It wouldn’t be the first time that a Clinton sold out their country for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver.

-- 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



ROCKETREVIEWS.NET -- ANOTHER SCAMMER WITH A PHONY SURVEY TO HARVEST DATA?

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Once again, it appears that there is another domain using pop-up surveys that have nothing to do with your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or their service. As for the exclusive gifts up to $120 cash value – beware of providing any information to claim your gift or discount.

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From whois lookup …

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It appears that the URL resolves to a cheese-eating surrender monkey!

Bottom line

Do not click on strange sites or open unsolicited email. But most of all, heed the Better Business Bureau warming: Investigate BEFORE You Invest.

-- 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



BIRD BRAINS: ARE PROGRESSIVE RESEARCHERS ATTEMPTING TO USE SCIENCE TO CONTROL HUMAN BEHAVIOR?

After the corruption and bogosity of the progressive socialist democrats and their attempt to alter our economy, our standard of living, and our freedoms with specious claims about global warming, why am I suspicious of scientific research that may be used to further abuse private property rights? 

A question of biblical proportions: What is the role of man as the steward of our planetary resources and do human wants and needs take precedence over those of flora and fauna?

Genesis 9:1-4 (King James Version)

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

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

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

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

Until the environmental movement was infiltrated by socialists and communists looking to fund their agendas and use our own laws against us, environmentalism was concerned, rightly so, with the reduction of pollution in the land, water, and air; and the management of wildlife in a prudent manner.

Now we find the environmentalists attempting to implement the socialist/communist agenda of gaining political control by managing real or imagined scarcity in resources for the benefit of the collective; suppressing private property and other individual rights as a necessary evil. To this end, they are trying to implement the socialist goals of: population control, reduced industrialization, lower standards of living, reduced personal freedoms, and more central planning by government elites who know best how people should live and behave.

In order to generate public support for onerous, some would say draconian, and unpalatable public policies, the progressive socialist democrats are trying to use science as a tool to convince the gullible, the unthinking, and the apathetic that we must implement these policies or face a planetary disaster some time in the future.

So why am I concerned about this study? 

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Are Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas?

A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society shows that habitat alteration may be less important than other factors– such as human behavior– in driving the effects of “exurban” development on bird communities. These unexpected results are fueling more questions that may ultimately lead to informed landowners lessening their impacts on local wildlife.

Exurban development is generally rural residential development in attractive natural areas characterized by low density and large lot sizes. Through myriad impacts including the fragmentation of habitat, disruption of animal movement patterns, and predation or disturbance from domestic pets, this type of development can result in altered wildlife abundance, species composition and behavior in a surrounding ecosystem.

The study found the response to the subdivisions was similar in the two ecologically distinct ecosystems, with Neotropical migrants, low-nesters, and area sensitive species being negatively impacted and edge specialists benefitting. The impacts were greatest on the low-nesting species such as ovenbird, hermit thrush, and winter wren in the Adirondacks and Brewer’s, savannah and white-crowned sparrows in the west with 70-100 percent change in abundance between subdivisions and control sites.

While the authors could not conclude from the work that one system may be more or less vulnerable than the other, the similar response among groups in both regions suggest that factors other than habitat structural change may be at work.

Among the possibilities of primary influence on bird communities in exurban areas? Human disturbance.

The findings have prompted a follow-up study now underway in the same locations. The ongoing study is investigating how habitat structural change as well as human disturbance factors such as noise and nighttime lighting impact bird and mammal communities.

The results of the study, say the authors, “indicated a need for further research into mechanisms other than habitat structural change as drivers for bird community responses to exurban development.” Discovering those patterns may help inform and lead to better land and residential management and planning decisions.

WCS Livelihoods Coordinator Heidi Kretser said, “These findings underscore the importance of understanding the role humans play within an ecosystem and could potentially lead to specific recommendations for landowners to minimize their impacts on local biota.”

Source: Are Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas?

Today research, tomorrow government control …

Southern California is receiving a limited amount of water – crippling the economy, bankrupting farmers, raising prices, sending supplicant to politicians with cash-in-hand, and reducing our standard of living. All to protect the Delta Smelt – a small fish with no known use and who have survived periods of drought (even with water turned to mud flats) without harm. Spending hundreds of millions of dollars on diversionary projects and mitigation efforts. Not to mention the continuing legal costs.

Corrupt politicians and de facto laws …

It is not unknown for the government to collude with environmental groups to bring about a lawsuit that the government will conveniently lose. The judge imposes a penalty and sets new rules and regulations that favor the environmentalists and disadvantage the taxpayer, consumer, and local residents.

Bottom line …

We must start scrutinizing government research grants to see if they are designed to advance a political agenda; especially those who use specious methodologies to produce politically useful reports with little scientific or practical value.  

-- 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



NETWORK SOLUTIONS: ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY SALES EVENT AND THE MAGIC ASTERISK ...

WOW ! A chance to save some money on things one actually wants and needs. That is until you see the asterisk and read the small gray print at the bottom of the page … and find out that everything you really want is unavailable or restricted. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to even know what was on sale without wasting time in a queued line waiting for an operator to answer.

Here is the email that ticked me off the most this holiday season, complete with the small gray print enlarged and highlighted …

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*Offer ends November 30, 2015. Offer excludes renewals, purchases of term lengths greater than 1 year, custom websites, premium domain names, EV SSL certificates, MyTime Support, PPC/SEM services, SEO services, SmartCalls, Ignite Online Marketing, Custom Website by Web.com, Facebook Boost, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is only applicable on the following domain extensions: .com, .net, .org, .info and .biz. For products billed on a monthly basis, discount applies only to the first month of service; standard pricing applies to every month thereafter.

Please do not reply to this email. Replying to this email will not secure your services. To unsubscribe from emails, visit our Communications Preferences page. Please note that unsubscribing from our marketing emails will not affect important transactional correspondence such as administrative and renewal notices related to your account. Please review our Privacy Policy for any questions related thereto and please see our Service Agreement governing our products and services.

©2015 by Network Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved. 12808 Gran Bay Parkway, West | Jacksonville, FL 32258
Network Solutions is a Web.com Group, Inc. company.
Network Solutions® and Web.com® are registered trademarks of Web.com Group, Inc. All other registered trademarks herein are the property of their respective owners.

So what are the really offering? Hard to tell from the advertisement. But from interpolating from the fin print, it appears to be a pitch to sell new one-year (.com, .net, .org, .info and .biz.) domain names and possibly other services.

So I made the call …

Unfortunately, the pricing of these domains were significantly higher than other competitors – even with the 25% discount -- and this fact was acknowledged by the customer service representative. He claims that the real savings come from the use of their other products, explaining that there was a difference between the registry products and the web.com products. 

Bottom line …

In my opinion, the emailed advertisement was either designed to be deceptive and lure you into making a phone call or the advertising team was too cute by half.

But, it did annoy me mightily … especially when discovering that their domains were priced significantly higher than other registrars … even with the 25% discount. So what does that tell you? It appears that the initial charge for a domain is somewhat competitive with some of the other registrars, but they stick it to you in renewals -- sort of like a "bait" and "catch" scenario. You may want to practice the Better Business Bureau mantra: “Investigate Before You Invest.”

Symptomatic of today’s marketing people offering commoditized goods at inflated priced. Network Solutions was, in my opinion, once, one of the most respected internet providers on the web and now there are other vendors offering similar or superior services and better pricing. So one wonders why their advertising team cannot put forth a unique selling proposition or better highlight a real value proposition? Or annoying me this holiday season with faux savings emails?

-- 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



PROGRESSIVES PLAY UP GUN VIOLENCE TO ADVANCE THEIR CORRUPT AGENDA

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The progressive socialist democrats, especially presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, would have you believe that there is an “epidemic” of gun violence plaguing our nation.

An “epidemic,” as if gun violence was a viral disease and not the collective choice of individuals who decided to take their own lives or engage in criminal behavior.

Even gun-related accidents are the failure of individual attention and care to the proper storage, maintenance, and use of firearms – something I was taught at an early age by my father and a host of NRA-certified instructors.

Why are the progressive socialist democrats lying about gun-related deaths?

Namely, the progressive socialist democrats want to avoid discussing the reality that it is a relatively small group of mostly minority criminals that are wreaking havoc on the inner cities and advocating for broader gun control disguises the fact that the democrat-governed inner cities are the major vector of gun-violence. Most of which is related to criminal activity and direct challenges to law enforcement officers. And in areas where the progressive socialist democrats have imposed strict gun control laws that only prove that criminals and crazies not only do not respect or obey the law, but they have little fear of the consequences. Especially since most gun-charges are plea-bargained down in exchange for guaranteed convictions on lesser charges that make the crime statistics and conviction rates look better than they are in reality.

And then there is that pesky Second Amendment, designed by the founding fathers to address the reality that governments and government officials grow increasingly corrupt and tyrannical over time and that sometimes armed rebellion is required to redress citizen grievances. Or, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” So attempting to disarm law-abiding citizens is just another step in protecting government officials and petty tyrants in the bureaucracy from history.

Or, considering the darker side of international socialism, removing barriers to global-scale governance and the loss of sovereignty. How else can you describe the deliberate weakening of America and the creation of larger pools of innocent victims that are forced, of necessity, to plead for a stronger, more totalitarian government to maintain law and order? Bringing to mind another quote by one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

The truth …

The truth is there is no epidemic. Gun violence in the country is significantly down. The Department of Justice, the number of firearm-related homicides declined from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. Non-fatal gun-related crimes are also declining, dropping 69 percent in the same time period. Or that the oft-cited “33,000 Americans are the victims of gun violence each year,” fails to note that two-thirds are suicides, not homicides. So where is the epidemic if 33,000 people out of 319,000,000 (0.010344827%) are by gun-associated violence. This number is similar to deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in 2013 (33,561).

The progressive socialist democrats are a clear and present danger to America and ALL Americans. In fact, they appear to be the neo-communist party in the United States of America. A party of liars, corruption, and promoters of increasing soft tyranny through unconstitutional bureaucratic rules and regulations issued by the executive branch; usurping the sole law-making power of Congress, and often allowing only 9 people on the Supreme Court to dictate the actions and behavior of all Americans.

Bottom line: enough is enough …

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What does it say about the progressive socialist democrats that they would openly support a corrupt liar with a history of criminal behavior (perjury, obstruction of justice, using her political office for personal gain) as their presidential nominee? And, what does it say about the GOP who refuses to differentiate their platform from the progressives and who refuse to engage their so-called ideological enemies?

It says we are screwed as a nation and as individual citizens if we do nothing to redress our current problems: a deliberately weakened military and foreign posture, the loss of our sovereignty in favor of illegal aliens pouring into the country, the draining of private assets on behalf of a government-private alliance among financial operators, and the purchase of votes and political power with our tax monies.

Something to think about when considering candidates for local, state, and federal offices in 2016.

-- 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 MOST DANGEROUS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

Tonight, as I watched the news, I came to the conclusion that the most dangerous people in the world were not terrorists or even criminals, but the very people who claim to have good intentions and want to tell you how to live your life …

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And, if they amass substantial political power, 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



THANKSGIVING 2015 -- LOOKING FORWARD TO 2016

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While it is intuitively obvious that many of us have much to be thankful for: our health, happiness, family and friends – there should be reserved a moment to consider the future.

Many of our fellow Americans may not be enjoying the comfort of a home, a hot meal or the pleasant companionship of family and friends. And in these days of a 20-trillion dollar national debt, that is a crime.

No, I am not suggesting that we turn towards socialism and the failed prescription of “from each according to their ability, to each according to his needs,” but I am suggesting the manner in which public funds appear to be used to promote the self-interests of the political ruling class and their benefactors, the special interests.

Why, I am bound to ask, are so many people suffering when the politicians are telling us that they are acting to improve the lives of American citizens?

Where have all the billions spent on eliminating poverty, crime and decaying neighborhoods gone?

And why do inner city cesspools of decaying neighborhoods, crime and corruption still exist with such “enlightened” political leadership?

Truth be told, we are witnessing the most corrupt government in the history of the United States. On all levels – local, state and federal. Politicians whose votes are for sale, year-after-year, to those who provide campaign funds, voter support and personal enrichment for themselves, their relatives and “special friends.”

We can plainly see thuggish union leaders who have used the strength of their non-complaining members to push citizens away from the bargaining table so self-serving deals can be struck between themselves and their paid representatives in government. Deals which cost citizens billions of dollars in higher costs, lost productivity and the reward of seniority over merit, complacency over innovation and most of all – the stifling of individualism to support the unexceptional collective.

We allow our leaders to speak of education – to inform and uplift our children to new heights, preparing them for competition on a global scale; while the evidence shows that the bulk of the money targeted for education is used for adults – the administrators, unionized employees and the special interests – and never reaches the classroom. We see our children becoming mind-numbed robots; worshiping an empty celebrity culture and playing mind-warping games on the latest electronic devices. The promise of computer assisted teaching has become the plague of computer-assisted babysitting. Our children cannot do math without a calculator and cannot prepare a research paper without Google, Wikipedia and a cut-and-paste environment.

We allow the nation to be led by a virtual unknown; a man who hides his credentials from the public and who needs a speech writer and teleprompter to speak to the American people about goals and what he really believes.

We allow a political party to field eight or more candidates, most of them babbling platitudes while disguising personal failings that would not be accepted for a position on a school board much less high public office.

What the hell happened to those who believed that this generation was the “best and the brightest?” What happened to individual responsibility where individuals actually paid for what they wanted in terms of real time, effort and money?

So I ask you on this Thanksgiving holiday, where did we go wrong and are we going to allow a relatively small bunch of pandering politicians and their special interest friends to rule our lives?

How the hell did a community welcome race-baiters and communist agitators who wanted to incite a riot to promote themselves and their cause? All apparently bemoaning the death of a drug-addled thug who committed a strong-arm robbery and then challenged an armed policeman. How was it that the policeman was judged guilty by the community while the thug was turned into a martyr for civil rights? What civil rights give you the right to steal from your neighbors, riot, loot, and destroy public and private property?

Are we going to demand a return on the investment in our own taxable labor to benefit ourselves, our family and our friends rather than those who contribute nothing to society, but take their piece of the action for non-performance?

Are we going to stop pretending and realize that the “emperor has no clothes” and has become an imperious Marie Antoinette? Conferring advantages with the stroke of a pen on illegal aliens to the detriment of law-abiding American citizens, many of them legal immigrants.

Are we going to hold people accountable for their actions. Charity is one thing, but state-directed charity towards themselves is quite another. Especially when it is promoted behind a political agenda of “wealth redistribution” to gain the support of the masses.

Please open your eyes, look about and realize that there are those who do not wish America and its citizens well – and that there is a great likelihood that these people have infiltrated our educational, law enforcement, government and institutional infrastructure.

Think about next Thanksgiving and whether or not you will really be thankful for what the corrupt politicians and more easily manipulated voters among us have wrought.

And, let us have a moment of silence for those who cannot be here to celebrate with us …

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-- steve

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

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

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

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

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

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



PROGRESSIVES USE CLIMATE SCIENTISTS TO ATTACK TED CRUZ

It used to be that scientists were respected for their objectivity and adherence to the scientific method of inquiry … unfortunately, political ideology and billions of research dollars have thoroughly corrupted the scientist/activists purporting to know what is causing climate change and being able to predict an uncertain future.

Here is the poorly-kept secret that the scientists do not want you to know …

  • Yes, climate changes and that is a part of nature where the Earth has been hotter, colder, with more atmospheric carbon dioxide, and less atmospheric carbon dioxide before the industrial revolution and that nature’s self-regulating feedback mechanisms seem to be working to keep the planet habitable. Even for those who live in the Arctic or the deserts.
  • Yes, you would expect the planet to warm as we entered an interglacial period after the Little Ice Age.
  • But, it is next to impossible to find man’s climate contribution signal amid the background noise of climate’s natural variability. 
  • And, nobody has produced a credible model that yields results that can be back-tested against historical data and predict the future with any degree of reliability. In fact, it appears that the data that drives these models has been highly manipulated to introduce a bias in the data.

Unfortunately, the scientists cannot explain why no significant warming has taken place for the past 18+ years using the modern and uncorrupted remote sensing (satellite) data set …

In fact NOAA’s recent attempt at explanation was met by derision and is now the subject of a federal investigation – with the scientists refusing to turn over their data, methodology, and deliberation documents to responsible scientists who could replicate, refute, or falsify their conclusion.

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In the best tradition of progressive politics as dictated by Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals, the progressive socialist democrats attract those who they fear the most … [My comments in bracketed blue italics]

Rule #5 -- “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating.

Scientists: Ted Cruz Understands Less About Climate Than A Kindergartner

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the poorest understanding of climate science of all the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a report card prepared for the Associated Press by eight climate and biological scientists.

On a scale from zero to 100, the scientists gave Cruz a six.

"This individual understands less about science (and climate change) than the average kindergartner," Michael Mann, a meteorology professor at Pennsylvania State University, wrote about Cruz's comments, according to the AP. "That sort of ignorance would be dangerous in a doorman, let alone a president."

[Not only is the Associated Press (AP) known to have a progressive bias, but they couldn’t have chosen a more corrupt climate scientist/activist than Michael Mann. Mann is the originator of the now-repudiated hockey-graph and tried to hide his dishonest manipulation of data – something revealed in the Climategate emails. In a number of lawsuits, Mann continues, in the face of lawsuits, to release or reveal the data used in his research or explain his methodology. This is the original research along with James Hansen’s models that underlies the entire hypothesis of runaway anthropogenic (man-made) global warming.]

The AP asked eight scientists chosen by professional science societies to grade the anonymous statements of Republican and Democratic candidates about climate science.

[Professional science societies recognize that adverse statements on the science of global climate change are likely to financially impact the institutions, projects, and researchers paid by billion-dollar government funding, but also falsify and affect much of their own work. In addition to money, power, and prestige, professional careers and reputations are at stake.]

While Cruz had the worst score among Republicans, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears to have the best understanding of climate science in the GOP with a score of 64.

[Amazing that the one progressive RINO (Republican In Name Only) that would lose to the progressives in the upcoming 2016 election cycle would have the highest score.]

The scientists also docked points from Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) score for once exaggerating that "the planet that we're going to be leaving our kids and our grandchildren may well not be habitable."

[Perhaps Bernie Sanders is correct in the sense that pollution represents a clear and present health risk to man and that environmental pollution could very well impact mankind to a significant extent given evolution and genetic aberrations and mutation.]

"I would not say that the planet will become uninhabitable. Regardless of what we do, some humans will survive," Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist at Texas A&M University, said of Sanders' comment, according to the AP.

Here are all the candidates' scores, courtesy of the Associated Press:

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[Look at the order of the poll … in terms of progressivism or in terms of who could destroy the progressives in a debate on any subject and it all begins to make sense.]

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Bottom line …

Science is a process of controlled skepticism and to label credible scientists as deniers or worse is to acknowledge that politics is polluting science for the purpose of advancing a political agenda. An agenda based on the Malthusian belief that planetary resources are finite and the populations must be managed by an enlightened ruling elite that subjugates an individual’s rights in favor or the collective. Pure socialism and communism.

That the progressive fear the well-educated, well-experienced, and well-spoken Ted Cruz more than any other single candidate is driving a frenzy of negativity as witnessed by this joke article from the Associated Press – a stunning display of childish simplicity and silliness.

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