Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax and Spend

Ron Paul to fight IRS demand for list of donors. He'll have no friends from either party to support him, so he's likely to lose. Talk about corruption.

People rebel against unelected water board planning to charge them a 10 percent property tax.

Misc

Earthquake storm in Idaho. They're everywhere.

Global Warming and Energy

We've been hearing about bad cyber-security for the electric grid for a decade, but because government controls the electric grid, it never gets fixed.

Snowiest winter on record in Detroit.

Police State

The temporarily paused range war in Nevada and land use conflicts in the west are more complex than the media presents.
"The image of the American West as a place of private property and blissful independence from government control has long been a myth, and the fact is that life in the West has involved the federal government much more so than life in the East much of the time. This is because the land and other natural resources in the West are controlled by a vast socialist bureaucracy governing water, land, and minerals going back to the late nineteenth century. Certainly, within the larger framework of federal control, heavily asserted by a central government bloated by the Civil War, there were many communities that did live extremely independently and in ways that might be considered anarchistic. However, since the 1890s, the overall economy of the American West is best viewed as one that has been dominated by federal land ownership, regulation, subsidies, and bureaucracy. "
Bundy seems to have changed his mind when the BLM stopped doing what he wanted. Of course he did. His family homesteaded that property for over a century. Also not mentioned in these stories is how and when the Feds took control of the property which apparently they didn't have at the beginning.
"When I look at this, it’s hard to not see this as just a dispute between different rent-seeking interest groups trying to profit off federal lands. Bundy now says that the feds don’t have a right to own land. Bundy is far too moderate for me of course, since I dispute that any state has the moral right to own land, but it’s quite clear that the legal right of the American state to own land was well established in the 19th century."
But when and why was the land "transfered" to the Feds? That seems to be at the core of Bundy's dispute. That's the state's rights issue he talks about that is not addressed in these articles.

How the US used subterfuge and aggression to seize control of so much western land.

More on the planned assault.
"According to Mack, the so-called retreat was nothing more than theatrics. “It was a ploy to get people to back off, to get people out of the way. They weren’t expecting us to get this amount of people here. They were surprised by the numbers and so they wanted a way to get us out of here. This was a ploy to get us out of here and then they’re going after the Bundys.”  Mack said that when he was at the Bundy ranch on Saturday there were an estimated 600 to 800 protesters present when federal agents were releasing the cattle."
Exactly as expected.

FBI building facial recognition database with 52 million photos. They expect to have 1/3 of Americans in database by next year.

Police building database of car movements with license plate readers.

War

CIA director secretly met with Ukrainian coupmeisters, but the Russian know everything.
"I suspect the CIA gave full assurances to the Junta leaders that the  U.S. will continue to give  massive Black Ops support, satellite data on the Russians, and weapons for full scale war.
That reassured them and they began this massive attack in the East as soon as they could, last night our time, day time in the Ukraine."
It's a hot war now, and I expected it would become.
"This Ukrainian Civil War is now extremely dangerous, far more so than any of the many other wars the U.S. is waging around the world. Russia is not a poor, weak country like Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Bahrain, Pakistan, and all the other victims of U.S. annihilations and civil war attacks by mercenaries and drones."
I still doubt the US will send troops into Ukraine. The Europeans don't want that and will stop it even if US rulers wanted to do it.

Politics

Secession movement in Europe.

Thomas Sowell on feminist fraud.
"It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn — and that this is because of discrimination.
It would certainly be discrimination if women were doing the same work as men, for the same number of hours, with the same amount of training and experience, as well as other things being the same. But study after study, over the past several decades, has shown repeatedly that those things are not the same."
But it gets women to vote Democrat.

Education

In 2001, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on the problem of high school graduates needing remedial courses in college.
"The Ohio Board of Regents reported that 28 percent of students at four-year colleges and 55 percent of students at community colleges enrolled in math or English refresher courses to bring their skills up to acceptable standards.
        In all, 36 percent of the freshmen in 2000 enrolled in remedial math or English classes.
        “It's clear that we as a state need to better educate Ohioans,” said Chancellor Roderick Chu. “Parents need to demand a college-prep curriculum for their children.”"
So in 2001, government understood the problem and intended to fix it. In 2012, the DDN reported how well the government did.
"Ohio colleges and universities spent $146 million on remediation in 2010. That year, 41 percent of students who graduated from a public high school in Ohio and went to a public college in the state needed at least one remedial class, according to the Ohio Board of Regents.
“We need to fix that. We want to make sure that that number goes down radically,” said Brett Visger, deputy chancellor at the Ohio Board of Regents. “People don’t go to college to enroll in remedial courses. Remediation is a speed bump.”"
It got worse.
"Research has shown that students who begin their college career in those preparatory classes are far less likely to ever graduate."
Well, duh. College isn't for everybody. It's not for dumb people. This 2012 DDN article says the number was 42 percent. 2014 article claims the current number is 40 percent.

Walter Williams criticizes Obama's race-quota-based school punishment system.

Economy

After Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for higher bandwidth, Comcast delivered higher bandwidth, improving the product for consumers. This is one reason net neutrality is a bad idea.

The price of fruits and vegetables on the rise, blamed on California drought, but that's been going on for three years.

Health Care

Another study exposes the dangers of Monsanto pesticide.

Census bureau changes health care survey to hide effects of Obamacare.

Feds fingerprinting Medicare suppliers and providers.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Regulation

Obama's Justice Department blocks mergers when Republican CEOs are involved.

Police State

Harry Reid threatens Nevada range war is not over.

Feds plan raid on ranch.
"The executive director of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the federal government warn that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was only a move to distract attention and diffuse tensions, because a raid on the family’s ranch still is planned."
Of course they do. Hundreds of protesters can't stay there forever, and the press is already gone.

Google patents contacts version of Google Glass.

Google buys drone company.

French police take samples of DNA from 527 male students and staff at French high school to find rapist.

Health Care

A list of the Big Lies government medicine has foisted on us include the cholesterol myth, the fat myth, Tamiflu and more.

Misc

New moon may have formed in Saturn's rings.

Politics

Great YouTube video ad from primary candidate against Boehner.

Global Warming and Energy

Sea-Tac thermometer error and out of spec placement.

Tax and Spend

The Heritage Foundation has a plan to save welfare.

Obama has proposed 442 tax increases since he took office.

War

Russian jet buzzes lone US warship in the Black Sea. This is why sending it there was stupid. This definitely sounds like the Cold War.

US secretly admits to secretly waging war in Africa.
"Fast forward a few weeks and Captain Rick Cook, the chief of U.S. Africa Command’s Engineer Division, was addressing an audience of more than 50 representatives of some of the largest military engineering firms on the planet – and this reporter. The contractors were interested in jobs and he wasn’t pulling any punches. "The eighteen months or so that I’ve been here, we’ve been at war the whole time," Cook told them. "We are trying to provide opportunities for the African people to fix their own African challenges. Now, unfortunately, operations in Libya, South Sudan, and Mali, over the last two years, have proven there’s always something going on in Africa.""
It's a big secret.

Local

Huber Heights to spend another $700,000 taxpayer dollars.
"Huber Heights officials are closing in on a 50-year agreement with Key-Ads that would result in a digital billboard along Interstate 70 on the site of the city’s $18 million music center — a project estimated to cost $700,000.
The 65-foot-high digital gateway feature would be built just to the west of the music center, and the city would finance the project, city officials said.
Construction could begin as soon as May and take about two months to complete, assistant city manager Scott Falkowski said. The city anticipates that naming rights for city-owned facilities and on-site advertisements will pay for the debt service, which is projected to be $50,000 a year for 20 years.
On-site advertisements would be for the music center, GoodSports’ fieldhouse/hotel and the outlot. GoodSports also could negotiate with the city for space on the sign.
“We’re projecting it pays for itself,” Falkowski said."
You would think Huber Heights is rolling in dough. When do they forecast something won't pay for itself?

Obama hack begs for support to steal more money.
"The Interstate 75 project through downtown Dayton is currently under budget and ahead of schedule, but U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told Dayton-area leaders Monday that future projects are at risk because the Highway Trust Fund is nearly empty.
Foxx stopped in Dayton as part of a multi-city bus tour, urging Americans to call their senators and congressmen and ask them to commit to a four-year $302 billion transportation funding bill."
Politics.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Regulation

Clueless SEC investigating imbalance in bond market.

Economy

Tech insiders dumped massive amounts of stock before the tech crash began.

Tax and Spend

Now NASA propaganda talks about how much water Mars used to have, not whether it had it or not. That was fast.

Ron Paul blasts Paul Ryan's phony budget.
"The budget does not cut spending at all, and in fact actually increases spending by $1.5 trillion over ten years. The Republicans are using the old DC trick of spending less than originally planned and calling that reduced spending increase a $5.1 trillion cut in spending. Only in DC could a budget that increases spending by 3.5 percent per year instead of by 5.2 percent per year be attacked as a “slash-and-burn” plan."
No kidding.

Politics

Feminists on marriage.

Ilana Mercer slams the claims that women make less money.

Rothbard is against women's lib.

In nine years, Google's lobbying effort has gone from one man to one of the highest spending lobbying efforts in the country. This is the kind of tribute the government god demands from its corporate agents.

Gays have their own blacklist.
"And what do we do with those who use their freedom of speech to express their view, rooted in religion and history, that traditional marriage is not only superior to same-sex marriage, the latter is a contradiction of the natural and moral law."
This is the problem with coercion.

Health Care

Dangers of childhood vaccines.

Police State

US history suggests the US will come back and wipe out the Nevada ranchers when the time is right.

BLM releases stolen cattle, but only after threatening to shoot cowboys.
"In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at, eventually forcing BLM feds to release 100 cattle that had been stolen from Bundy as part of a land grab dispute that threatened to escalate into a Waco-style confrontation."
Dangerous.

The Feds harassed to death another rancher a few years earlier.

The government is trying to gin up more anti-Russian sentiment by blaming the Russians for the Boston Marathon bombing because they supposedly didn't give the US all the information they had on the older, dead suspect.
"The anonymous official notes one specific piece of evidence that the Russians did not share until after the bombing: that intercepted telephone conversations between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother included discussions of Islamic jihad. The official speculates that this information might have given the FBI greater authority to conduct surveillance of the suspects.
However, the reality is that the Russians had already warned that Tamerlan was an Islamic radical, and it is not clear how this additional information would necessarily have provided anything truly substantive to add to a request for spying authority."
That claim is joke.
"It’s also highly questionable, based in part on Edward Snowden’s revelations, whether the FBI or the NSA were actually adhering to such restrictions on spying anyway."
You can bet the NSA intercepted those calls.
"The Times does mention, almost in passing, what should have been the key point of an article: the timing of the “news” regarding the report:
It has not been made public, but members of Congress are scheduled to be briefed on it Thursday, and some of its findings are expected to be released before Tuesday, the first anniversary of the bombings.
This leak, which clears the FBI of all charges of incompetence or worse, comes just when the “American conversation” will again intensely focus on the nature of the “war on terror” and the trustworthiness of our vast secret state."
Self-serving for sure.
"Months ago, we ran Peter Dale Scott’s rumination on whether the FBI could have recruited Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an informant, as it has done thousands of times before with other immigrants of a similar profile. Recently, the defense for Tamerlan’s younger brother, Dzhokhar, essentially claimed this was correct—that the Bureau at least attempted to recruit the older Tsarnaev. That has been cursorily reported by the major media, but no one seems to have connected the dots linking this claim to the new report that conveniently exonerates the FBI for failing to take action against the Tsarnaevs in time to stop the bombing."
That claim fits the evidence.
"The Russian warning to the US about Tamerlan Tsarnaev purportedly came in March 2011.
But according to an earlier article by Schmitt and Schmidt (along with a third reporter), the Bureau’s first contact with the Tsarnaevs came in January 2011. Though the Times did not make anything of this fact, it would be enormously consequential—because it would mean that the FBI was interacting with the Tsarnaevs two months before the Russians suggested the US take a close look at Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
If that was in error, the Times should have issued a correction. But it hasn’t. (Neither Schmidt nor Schmitt responded to WhoWhatWhy’s emails requesting comment.)"
Fits the double agent theory.
"In the final analysis, what we have just witnessed is the kind of arrant manipulation that shows the contempt of the “system” for the “people.” The “best” news organization gets another exclusive story. The US government gets to point its finger again at the Russian bogeyman. The FBI and the security apparatus get another free pass.
And the American people, once again, are fed pig slop and told to imagine sirloin."
At record prices.

DHS releases an app helping people can spy on their neighbors.

War

Bloody battle between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Sounds like a civil war to me. Or more accurately a war against secession.

Secret camp in Guantanamo.

New, super-hi-tech Navy destroyer looks like fishing boat on radar.

Local

Cincinnati and Dayton rulers pledge to work together to spend taxpayer money on their cronies. This is good politics, but stealing from some to give to others is never good for the people.

Cold winter reduces crime.

Since the state won't issue a liquor license, "212" opens with a different business model only to have cops try to close it again.

Tax and Spend

Government seizes tax refund to pay relative's supposed debt from being overpaid by Social Security 30 years before.

Socialism

Coming range war in Utah over federal mismanagement of rangeland.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Misc

Oklahoma earth quake storm continues.

Local

Local Fort Hood shooting victim laid to rest.

Health Care

Schools don't allow children to be children.
"“When I was a child, I thought as a child,” is an old proverb which at one time was also the philosophy society lived by when rearing children.  This was the golden rule practiced by parents, schools and child development experts in understanding that the childlike behavior of children was an intrinsic fact of life; they are not adults. They were not expected to think like adults, behave like adults nor exhibit rational, acceptable adult social skills, maturity or conduct-they were children and so they were allowed to think and behave like them.
That has all changed over the past thirty years, change accelerated at an alarming rate as we entered the twenty first century. It has become almost universally accepted by parents, schools, child psychologists and even law enforcement that children are, in fact, simply miniature adults and we demand of them to act accordingly. A child who is unable to conform to this new societal standard of acceptable adult behavior is immediately labeled “mentally ill,” and is either punished, medicated or forced into psychological treatment."
It's a disaster. It produces those selfish freaks who took their baby on a trip around the world and think it's perfectly acceptable for taxpayers to pay millions of dollars to rescue them.
"In the end, coping with childhood lands on the lap of medical professionals who deal with it as they are best educated to do-diagnose, treat and medicate something. Thus, childhood and all behaviors related to childhood are now treated as a disease."
Exactly.

Feds to ban junk food in schools.

Economy

Marc Faber has been predicting a crash for a long time, but he hasn't given a time frame until now: a few months.

Police State

Escalation in Nevada range war as militia demands return of cattle.
"The last rancher in southern Nevada has won a battle over the federal government's round up of his cattle on public land after a week-long standoff with agents.
The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia gathered in Nevada."
"Shortly after the deal was agreed, about 100 armed protesters, some on horse back, headed to a corral to demand the BLM also hands back cattle it had already taken. 
Armed members of the BLM and the Bundy family were also reported to be involved in tense talks about the cattle."
This is why the Founders wrote the Second Amendment. But never trust the government. As soon as this militia is gone, they're going to come back with a vengeance.
"As it announced earlier today that it was backing off, the BLM said it did so because it feared for the safety of employees and members of the public.
Despite the week-long protest being called off, there were claims that nearly two dozen police and a SWAT team were waiting on the road near the encampment. "
Sounds like treachery is already planned.
"The BLM had offered to pay Bundy for the cattle it has already rounded up, but protesters are demanding they are released to the rancher.
The cattle are being held in a corral near Mesquite, close to where the SWAT team were spotted.
About an hour after Bundy agreed a deal with the county sheriff, about 100 protesters, some armed and on horseback, headed to the corral.
After tense talks and a standoff, the BLM finally agreed to return the cattle to Bundy. A growing crowd of armed protesters who had gathered at the gate of the base camp were ordered to wait for 30 minutes to give both sides time to talk.
By 5pm ET an agreement had been made that the bureau would release the animals back to the ranchers later on Saturday."
That's what 100 armed protesters can accomplish. This rancher has the media, mostly FoxNews, especially Sean Hannity, to thank for this. This is a great example of nullification. But the government is embarrassed, and this is dangerous to government. It will make somebody pay, and it won't make this mistake again.
"The BLM had said its agents would not be able to leave until protesters are at a safe distance, according to 8 News Now."
That sounds ominous again. They don't need to be there. They caused this problem.
"Supporters for Bundy said about 300 protesters had arrived to help campaign on the rancher's behalf. The BLM put the number at 100."
Then it's probably closer to 300.
"Militias that have streamed into the tiny town just north of Lake Mead told News 8 Now they feel violence is imminent as tempers flare in the desert heat.
'We want to get ourselves between this family and these federal agents,' said Brand Thornton, of the Southern Nevada Militia. 'We have pretty strong feelings that this could erupt in violence.'"
This is why our rulers want those evil militias disarmed. It is to the civilians' credit that they never threatened the aggressors. The only violence initiated was by the government.
"The heavily-armed federal agents, equipped with eight helicopters and backed-up by snipers, surrounded the Bundy ranch after the BLM attained a federal court order to confiscate the family's herd.
A Facebook post made by Bundy supporters told protesters to bring cameras and 'film everything' but 'any rifles people may have with them need to stay in the vehicles'."
"Margaret Houston, Cliven Bundy's sister and a cancer survivor, told those gathered Wednesday at a town hall meeting that the scene 'was like a war zone. I felt like I was not in the United States.
'All of a sudden I get hit from the back, it was like a football tackle,' she said. 'They took me and just threw me down to the ground.'
She was not hurt in the incident, but said she was 'shocked that somebody would actually do this.
Officials blamed a protester kicking a K-9 unit for the aggression. Local leaders of the protests have warned supporters of the Bundys not to wear camouflage and to keep any weapons they bring in their vehicles to try to stem further clashes."
That's too bad, but it makes sense.
"Cliven Bundy has been battling the BLM since 1993, when he refused to pay for grazing rights after the 600,000 acres of public land were reclassified as federal property.
Land managers claimed the change was necessary to protect a rare desert tortoise and limited the Bundy herd to just 150 head, the rancher claims it has been in his family for more than 140 years."
Reclassified is a fancy way of saying stolen.
"Multiple people have been detained while protesting the removal of the cattle, it is not clear if any charges have been pressed against them.
A handful of detentions were made at nearby Overton Marina, where cattle moved off the land are being held by BLM agents, according to 8 News Now.
Clashes erupted soon after the armed agents began trying to impose their will on the protesters."
I appreciate how this article consistently presents government agents as the aggressors.

Infowars claims credit for ending this standoff.
"The federal government backed down and ended their siege against Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy less than 24 hours after an Infowars exposé connecting the land grab to Harry Reid and a Chinese-backed solar farm went viral, becoming the biggest news story on the Internet.
Last night, we revealed how the feds were using the Bureau of Land Management to bully and intimidate ranchers like Bundy, pushing them off public land in order to pave the way for lucrative “green energy” projects backed by the Communist Chinese government and linked to Nevada Senator Harry Reid."
So this was another corrupt Harry Reid land deal, this time with Obama involved.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the buffalo? They were exterminated to kill Indians.
"“These men [eastern hunters] have done more in the last two years, and will do more in the next year, to settle the vexed Indian question, than the entire regular army has done in the last forty years,” wrote General Sheridan with satisfaction. “They are destroying the Indians’ commissary. And it is a well-known fact that an army losing its base of supplies is placed at a great disadvantage. Send them [the private buffalo hunters] powder and lead, if you will; but for a lasting peace, let them kill, skin and sell until the buffaloes are exterminated. Then your prairies can be covered with speckled cattle.”"
And that's what happened. Now government steal cattle so tortoises can roam the prairie.
"Cattle became the successor to buffalo in the late 1860s and early 1870s. That was the era when the ancestors of Cliven Bundy settled in what was to become the State of Nevada, and began to graze cattle in what would later be called the Bunkerville Grazing Allotment. The Bundy family made peaceful and productive use of that allotment for more than 120 years, mixing their labor with the land to create original wealth.
Unfortunately, the Bundy family — like the American Indians – had been living on a reservation: They were never allowed to exercise ownership of their grazing “allotment,” in much the same way that Indians were not permitted to have clear title to their lands. The land on which the Bundy family raised cattle was “owned” by the government, and the Bundys were required to pay rent – in the form of grazing fees – for the “privilege” of making productive use of it. The public-land grazing system has been described as “the nation’s most conspicuous and extensive flirtation with socialism” – except, perhaps, for the Indian Reservation System."
I guess those people forget the military, police, intelligence services, justice system etc. are all socialist.
"In 1993, the same federal Leviathan State that unilaterally “modified” binding treaty agreements with Indian tribes and bands decided to “modify” the terms of the Bundy family’s grazing permit."
Let's hope this doesn't end the same way.
"This was done in the service of a doctrine even more insidious than Manifest Destiny: A new religion in which all human property rights – including, some adherents insist, the right to live itself – are to be sacrificed on the altar of “biocentrism.” The central tenet of that religion is that “Human beings are not inherently superior to other living things.”"
Eco-loons are happy to kill.
"The BLM’s revisions were imposed during the reign of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who in a letter two years earlier (written while he was head of the League of Conservation Voters) declared: “We must identify our enemies and drive them into oblivion.” Babbitt and his comrades have acted with what Sherman described as “vindictive earnestness” in pursuing that objective: In the past twenty years they have all but eradicated cattle ranching in the southwestern United States."
They succeeded.

War

Another gas attack in Syria.

Pro-Russian protests spread in Ukraine. On Washington's hypocrisy:
"After orchestrating and synchronizing protests and attacks by armed militants in Kiev to overthrow the elected government, US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday…”expressed strong concerns that attacks today by armed militants in eastern Ukraine were orchestrated and synchronized…”
When protesters in Kiev, with the support of US government regime changers like Victoria “Fu*k the EU” Nuland, overthrow a democratically-elected government, they are praised by John Kerry for “fighting for the right to associate with partners who will help them realize their aspirations.”
But when protesters in eastern Ukraine, reacting to oppression from an unelected government in Kiev seek “the right to associate with partners who will help them realize their aspirations,” they are attacked by the US government and John Kerry, who condemned what he called a  ”concerted campaign we see underway in eastern Ukraine today by pro-Russian separatists.”"
Typical.

Regulation

FAA shuts down search and rescue drones. Funny how radio-controlled airplanes that have been flown for decades are now drone to be shut down.
"The FAA’s objection here is that Robinson is violating its ban on commercial drone flights. But Robinson (and others flying drones for disaster assistance) takes no money from the families seeking their lost loved ones, and he has created a not-for-profit organization, RP Search Services, to demonstrate that he is not running a money-making operation. He works closely with Texas EquuSearch, another not-for-profit organization that originally enlisted volunteers on horseback to find people who had gone missing in the wilderness and now helps direct volunteer searchers who have many different kinds of skills and specialty equipment to contribute to the effort."
So much for the belief that government works for or on behalf of the people.

Politics

Radical lobbyist makes $17 million a year.

Ten reasons libertarians aren't nice to people. I'm nice.

Global Warming and Energy

Update shows how badly frauds models have overestimated global warming.

Water masks any greenhouse effect of methane.

Biased researches says recent warming almost certainly cannot be natural.
"“This study will be a blow to any remaining climate-change deniers,” Lovejoy says. “Their two most convincing arguments – that the warming is natural in origin, and that the computer models are wrong – are either directly contradicted by this analysis, or simply do not apply to it.”"
The failure of the models doesn't mean anything. Remember, the burden of proof is one the frauds. They're making the outstanding claim, and they're making the disastrous coercive recommendations, so they have to prove it. Rebuttal.

More support for the link between solar electric output and climate.

Federal Reserve

Beef and pork prices at record highs, but the Fed says inflation is low.

Money-printing by the Fed not only harms Americans, but harms people all over the world.

Paper money is currency masquerading as money.

Education

Victim of bullies arrested for recording the bullies so he could get help. Upside-down world.

Politics

Before Obama ran for president, he donated very little money to charity, including none to his destitute brother. When he ran, he donated much more. Now that he's done running, he donated much less again.

Obama's press secretary Jay Carney decorates his house with old Soviet Union propaganda posters.

Economy

Stocks fall again.

Friday, April 11, 2014

War

Understanding Russia.
"Russia is the place both invading armies and preconceived notions come to die. Although generally included in the figurative West by its legalities and customs it is in many ways a unique entity. Never has this proved truer than during the ongoing conflict with Ukraine."
Nobody understands Russia or any other country. In order to understand any country, one would have to know everything about every individual all the time. Only God has that power.

Foreign Policy

Israel's demand to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has nothing to do with Middle East peace. This highlights how stupid it is to have three parties negotiating peace instead of two.

Global Warming and Energy

This ITER fusion project sounds like another excuse to steal taxpayer money.

Police State

Having special markers on cars so police don't give tickets is nothing new. Around here people have what looks like marshal's badges on their license plates.

County Commissioner says Utahans planning to support besieged rancher Bundy better have funeral plans.
"“I was just told by commissioner Collins of Clark County NV that all of us folks from Utah are a bunch of “inbred bastards” and if we are coming to Clark Cointy NV to support Cliven Bundy we all “better have funeral plans”. We should “turn our asses around on mind our own f-ing business”. Now there’s some classy leadership for you,” wrote Bushman on his official Facebook page."
Typical politician.

Federal Reserve

Wholesale prices rise because of services.
"Rising prices at clothing and jewelry retailers and food wholesalers accounted for much of the jump in services,"
How in the world are clothes, jewelry and food considered services?

Local

Dayton racino expected to create 1,000 jobs. Of course it will probably kill more jobs than that by business from other places.

More on GE's Cincinnati-area operations center.

WHIO to promote income tax with Mayor.

Education

More details on the mass stabbing at high school.
"Alex Hribal, the 16-year-old student who police say stabbed 22 people at his Pennsylvania high school Wednesday, is “confused, scared and depressed,” his attorney told ABC News in an exclusive interview."
But was he on meds?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Global Warming and Energy

Before this cyclone hits Australia, I predict it will be blamed on global warming.

War on Drugs

Drug cartels reach deep into US and crime.
"Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border."
What a disaster.

Immigration

Skyrocketing numbers of Central Americans cross Mexico to enter the US and ask for asylum.

Media

Captain America and the Black Widow destroy the State.

Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast TV.

Regulation

By destroying ivory, government is reducing the supply, increasing its cost to meet demand. This will produce more poaching, not less.

War

NATO threatens Russia with troop mobilization over Ukraine. Let's fight another land war in Asia since the last one worked out so well, this time against a major nuclear power. What could go wrong?

NATO is a money-making enterprise for our rulers, not an albatross.

Politics

Comcast PAC gave money to every senator overseeing the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Corporations must pay tribute to their government gods.

Economy

The Tech sector keeps getting hammered as Nasdaq falls most in two and a half years.

Foreign Policy

Israel punishes Palestinians with new economic sanctions as if the existing sanctions have worked so well.
"Israel will not transfer to the Palestinians the tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and said it would use the money to cover Palestinian debts to Israel.
Israel transfers about $100 million per month in tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian debts to Israel include $150 million to Israel’s electric company.
Israel has halted transfers before, as retribution for Palestinian actions, including President Mahmoud Abbas’ overture to the United Nations in 2012 that gave the Palestinians status as a non-member observer state."
This isn't about policy. It's punitive.

China destroying churches, calling Christianity's growth excessive.

Misc

Canadian dentist wants to clone John Lennon and raise him as his son.

Tax and Spend

IRS attacks Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty, demanding its donor list.

Phony Ryan budget passes House.
"The Democrats are too heavily invested in slash-and-burn politics to even make an effort to see where both parties might be in agreement. After all, the president’s budget – which says no to no one and promises a dependent land of milk and honey – spends an average of just 1.7 percent more per year than the GOP budget. Yes, that’s right, the Ryan budget – which, according to tired Democratic hyperbole, guts funding for women, children and seniors and generally is a blight and plague on the American landscape – actually also increases spending, just by less than 1.7 percent a year compared with what President Obama wants to spend. To be precise, the president’s 2015 budget increases spending by 5.2 percent per year, while Ryan’s 2015 budget increases spending by an average of 3.5 percent per year over the 10-year budget cycle. We should argue about how funds should be allocated within the budget, but not with the common-sense idea that we can survive if we spend a little less than what the spendthrift Democrats’ dream budget calls for."
The difference between Republicans and Democrats is 1.7 percent. We should quit talking about where they differ. The problem is the 98.3 percent where they agree.

IRS employees illegally supported Obama campaign while at work.

After all the bailouts, all the printing of money, all the supposed austerity, and all this time, the EU debt crisis is as bad as ever.

Local

Dayton raceway to begin racing on October 3.

GE to add 1,400 jobs around Cincinnati. That's a big deal.

Police State

FBI blames Russia for not sharing all details about Boston Marathon bombing suspect. But we know the FBI was controlling this guy.

NSA admits to illegally reading emails and listening to phone calls of Americans, but claims it's legal.
"Since the Snowden revelations first came to light last June, the NSA has steadfastly denied them. Clapper has denied them. The recently retired head of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander, has denied them. Even President Obama has stated repeatedly words to the effect that “no one is reading your emails or listening to your phone calls.”"
But suddenly they admit to doing it, on a small scale, so you know they're doing it on a massive scale.

Airlines send Wi-Fi data to NSA.

Google "bug" allows websites to receive transcripts from computer's microphone. Google has no plans to fix it. This doesn't sound like a bug. This sounds intentional. Google is being evil.

Militia members converge on surrounded ranch to protect family. Cowboys gather thirty head of cattle from BLM and take them to the ranch.
"“We gathered about 30 head,” said Bundy. “We did have a small confrontation with them, but they didn’t have the forces to do a whole lot. They couldn’t mobilize fast enough and we were able to gather those cattle and get them to the ranch.”"
This is turning into an old-fashioned range war. It's going to end badly, maybe worse than Waco before it's over.
"The BLM is currently rounding up Bundy’s cattle in order to enforce a regulation in order to protect an endangered desert tortoise after 600,000 acres of public land was reclassified as federal property."
Reclassified? BLM rangers called in from out of state.
"“They’re almost like a hired gun,” Cox said. “Because what they’re supposed to do is they each have a road, and are told to stay on that road, and they’re supposed to keep people off that road, whatever means possible. That’s their job. They don’t even know how many cows have been gathered.”"
Sounds like Pinkertons.

TSA bars woman from flight because she was mute, forcing her to ride a bus cross country.

Health Care

Flu drug Tamiflu studies showed it was virtually useless, but those studies were hidden. More.

It's good to see Obama dump Kathleen Sebelius over Obamacare debacle. Of course, it wasn't her fault it was a debacle. It's a debacle by design. Sebelius might be avoiding the pitchforks and torches that are sure to follow.

106,000 Ohioans enroll in expanded Medicaid.

Analysis casts doubt on Obamacare enroll numbers.  I already knew they were fake because I saw Obama's lips move, but the more analysis and press supporting that, the better.

Thomas Jefferson understood the danger of giving government control of food and medicine.
How have I never heard this before?

Now they have lab-grown vaginas.  How about hearts and kidneys?

Sports

The NCAA is like the old Soviet Union. It should never have existed.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Politics

Sharpton lies about FBI ties, FBI documents prove.

Hank Aaron makes a fool of himself.

Tax and Spend

Emails show Lois Lerner, the IRS and ranking House Democrat were illegally in collusion and cover-up against the political group True the Vote. Holder will do nothing.

Back in February, politicians told us Colorado's marijuana market and therefore tax revenue "far exceeded estimates." Today the government claims sales and revenue are below estimates. Maybe that's because the taxes keep a strong black market alive.

Global Warming and Energy

The IPCC was created to promote the global warming fraud, not science.
"The IPCC was created to predetermine a scientific result and amplify it through alarmism. This meant creating a controlled and directed political structure, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and a politically controlled scientific structure, the IPCC."
From the beginning.

Police State

Wright-Patt MPs terrorize family after trip to Air Force Museum, but, hey, it's no big deal since it was all a mistake on their part. Maybe they should have checked to see if the car was stolen before they attacked these people.
""Security forces responded as trained and executed high-risk traffic stop procedures. Further investigation of the full Vehicle Information Number revealed the vehicle was not stolen.""
They were only following orders. They should be abolished, or at least their training should be changed.
"She told Columbus' WCMH-TV that her children were traumatized by the event. She said Aaron doesn't trust police now and "thinks they're the bad guys and he's afraid of them.""
A silver lining. At least this young boy recognizes the true nature of government.

200 hundred man federal army besieging rancher and stealing his cattle includes snipers. So much for just defending the cattle thieves.

Google and other tech companies nervous that proposed new anti-spying laws might impact their data mining.

Federal Reserve

The Fed never intended to raise interest rates after unemployment hit 6.5 percent. In fact, Fed officials panicked when the rate approached 6.5 percent.

War

US and allies had planned massive attack on Syria until Putin saved the day.

Education

High school sophomore stabs 20 at high school.
"After the attack began, a pupil yanked a fire alarm, causing confusion as hundreds of teenagers were arriving for the start of classes, Seefeld said."
"Once the alarm went off, he said, pupils did what they have been taught to do: They ran.
“We saw people running everywhere,” he said. “In a situation like this, you want the students to run … you want the kids to get out of the area, and they did.”"
They've been taught to panic?
"Seefeld said the school's vice principal “had contact” with the assailant and helped subdue him but was not injured.
""Dahlke said security guards were alerted to the stabbing by a school alarm and that at least two responded.
“They were trying to get the weapons away from him,” said Dahlke. He said the security guard tackled the assailant to keep him from wrestling with another guard, who was trying to disarm him."
They responded after 20 people had been stabbed. Was this kid hooked on government drugs? He was shy, and that's often euphemism for medicated.

Health Care

US hospitals harm or kill 40,000 patients a day. One in 25 get infections.

Most indigenous tribes go extinct after meeting advanced people.

In upside-down world, developing tech to help deaf people hear is a bad thing because it harms deaf culture.

Feds move to stop GMO labeling at state level. Of course they did. That's the last thing Monsanto and friends wants.

Tax and Spend

New York raises estate tax on some to 164 percent.

Police State

A better EU court than can be found in the US strikes down email and phone data collection, but it will be ignored.

LAPD cops tamper with recording devices so they can't be monitored. They don't like being monitored either.

FBI arrests man for planning terrorist attack. This sounds different than the usual FBI patsy entrapment scheme, but the article is short on details. I bet we find out the FBI was controlling this guy all along.

Politics

AG Holder defends lawlessness of Justice Department. Apparently he never read that part of faithfully executing laws.

After years, Holder still hasn't produced documents ordered by Congress regarding Fast and Furious.

Federal Reserve

The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy is still a mess because the plutocrats expected a bailout. They were painfully reminded that government has all the power.

Record high beef prices blamed on weather, not inflation.

A couple of weeks ago, Fox reported the biggest banks passed their stress test. A few days later Forbes reported 5 of 30 including Citi failed the stress test. Today the Fed ordered the eight largest banks to raise capital. The banking sector must be crashing fast.