Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Global Warming and Energy

Russian scientists predict a period of global cooling for 200-250 years based on reduced solar activity.

Chart shows the 150 high temperature of coastal US mid-Atlantic waters is no big deal.


Democrats claim global warming turns women into prostitutes. You can't make this stuff up.  They're opening a new front in the alarmism campaign.

A plurality of Americans are more afraid of their government than terrorist attack. This is a step in the right direction, but it's way too little, way too late.


The New York Times documents ubiquitous scientific fraud.

Federal Reserve

The Fed has officially re-inflated the housing bubble which, when this one pops, will expose more damage than the last. Here's a great comment:
"Great job Bernanke & Co. You have succeeded at rolling up the housing, credit, bond, tech and equity bubbles all into one. Watching the glorious unwind of all this unprecedented academic-created stupidity will be worth the hyperinflated price of admission alone."
It might be entertaining if so many people weren't going to get wiped out.

Tax and Spend

No reimbursement for Ohio pension trustees trip to Hawaii. That took long enough.

I never thought about it before, but of course the US Treasury pockets the money when the FCC auctions off a section of the radio spectrum. Another blatant theft by government.

Health Care

Here's another stupid conflict created by government, in this case the FDA.
"The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it — an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive."
As if younger girls won't get older girls to buy it for them. Deregulate it and allow store owners to make the decisions. Allow people to protest and establish community standards. I think you'd find most stores end up demanding parental consent for selling it if they sell it at all.


Former Dayton detective pleads guilty to robbing bank.

Foreign Policy

Mexican government moving away from war on drugs focus, and this may impact US relations.
"That strategy was on display this week when the Interior Ministry announced that U.S. federal law enforcement agencies will no longer be allowed to work directly with its police and intelligence departments but must go through the ministry itself. The move is part of several aimed at preventing crime rather than undertaking large-scale operations to eliminate the drug kingpins who are a primary concern of the United States. "
More independence from the US would be good for Mexico, but things aren't going to get better because...
"Some observers, including Hope, say Peña Nieto's plans to combat crime – such as boosting social programs and crime prevention and creating a 10,000-member militarized police – have yet to be implemented. Meanwhile, Mexico newspapers report that villagers in some states are forming armed self-defense groups to defend their homes and families and businesses."
The police state is not the solution. It's the problem.


Obama to send lethal arms to Syrian rebels aligned with al Qaeda.

Missing in action Green Beret found living in Vietnam.
"Jorgensen claims that a “highly-placed source” told him there are others and that the answer to his first question was that “it’s not because the Vietnamese won’t let them go, it’s more the US military does not want them to come home.”"
That sounds right.

The legacy of the Civil War.
"He produced a short book entitled The Legacy of the Civil War, a major theme of which is that the war left the North, which is to say, the Republican Party, with what it perceived to be “a treasury of virtue.” This is the “psychological heritage” left to the North, wrote Robert Penn Warren. “The Northerner, with his Treasury of Virtue, feels redeemed by history. ... He has in his pocket not a papal indulgence peddled by some wandering pardoner of the Middle Ages, but an indulgence, a plenary indulgence, for all sins, past, present, and future ...” (emphasis added).
This “plenary indulgence for all sins” would allow the U.S. government to conduct a twenty-five year campaign of ethnic genocide against the Plains Indians commencing just three months after Lee’s surrender; to plunder the South for more than a decade with heavy taxes and debt during “Reconstruction”; to murder more than 200,000 Filipinos who opposed being ruled by an American empire after having jettisoned the Spanish empire; and enter the European war “to make the world safe for democracy.” This “moral narcissism,” wrote Robert Penn Warren, is “a poor basis for national policy” but is the “justification” for “our crusades of 1917-1918 and 1941-1945 and our diplomacy of righteousness, with the slogan of unconditional surrender and universal spiritual rehabilitation for others” (emphasis added)."
Some legacy.


Bloomberg to force children into prison schools for 2 1/2 more hours a day. Those poor prisoners. This will probably cause more school shootings.

Police State

Ohio appellate court rules cops can't search vehicles after stopping them for unpaid parking tickets. That's a pretty narrow exception, but it may mean a lot to a lot of people.

Obama defends FBI's handling of the investigation of Boston Marathon suspect 1 when contacted by Russia. He doesn't know squat about it. This is pure politics.


The negative consequences of regime uncertainty.
"The Journal observes, it is not just existing or newly approved regulations that matter. “(T)he regulatory future matters as much. The Administration’s pipeline is clogged with proposed rules and plans to propose rules, which every business survey says are contributing to the policy uncertainty that is harming growth and hiring.”"
That's a lot of new regulation.
"Private investment is the most important driver of economic progress. Entrepreneurs need new structures, equipment, and software to produce new products, to produce existing products at lower cost, and to make use of new technology that requires embodiment in machinery, plant layouts, and other aspects of the existing capital stock. When the rate of private investment declines, the rate of growth of real income per capita slackens, and if private investment drops quickly and substantially, a recession or depression occurs.
Such recession or depression is likely to persist until private investment makes a fairly full recovery. In US history, such recovery usually has occurred within a year or two after the trough. Only twice in the past century has a fairly prompt and full recovery of private investment failed to occur — during the Great Depression and during the past five years."
"As the figure shows, net private domestic fixed investment (a measure that excludes investment in inventories) reached a peak in 2006–2007, declined somewhat in 2008, then plunged in 2009 before reaching a trough in 2010. Although it recovered slightly in 2011, it remained 20 percent below the previous peak, and the pace of its recovery to date implies that another three or four years will be required merely to bring it back to where it was in 2007. With adjustments for changes in the price level, the projected recovery period would be slightly longer. (Using the price index for gross private domestic investment to obtain real values, we find that real net private domestic fixed investment is now at approximately the same level it had attained in the late 1990s.)"
Obama is repeating the same mistakes as Roosevelt.

The Supreme Court ruled states can restrict FOIA requests. Secret government becomes more secret.

Health Care

Study shows GM corn is less nutritious and higher in toxins than regular corn.

Monday, April 29, 2013


CIA gives money to Afghan President Karzai off the books.
"The president said the money was for projects such as helping the sick. "
Sure it was. That's something everybody would want to keep secret.

So far Obama has resisted the drive to intervene directly in Syria, and this article reminds us that the evidence for use of chemical weapons in Syria points to the rebels, not the government. Pat Buchanan describes the folly of intervening in Syria.

As a reminder of that folly, 49 people were killed and 100 more wounded in attacks in Iraq today.


The NFL used influence to take Junior Seau's brain from independent researchers and give it to the government.
"...the NFL played a powerful role in determining what happened to Junior Seau's brain -- who studied it and where. In the hours, days and weeks after Seau shot himself in the chest with a .357 Magnum revolver -- the shocking end to the life of one of the most admired players in history -- the league muscled aside independent researchers, ignored a previous commitment to Boston University and directed Seau's brain to the National Institutes of Health -- four months before the NFL donated $30 million to that institution for concussion and other research. "
This fits with my contention that everything Napoleon Goodell is doing including the new rules and ridiculous punishments is about protecting the NFL from concussion lawsuits. The NFL didn't want info about Seau's brain damage to reach the public and influence the jury pool, so they sent his brain to the most corrupt organization in the world then paid that organization to protect the NFL.
"The NFL also recently announced a $60 million research partnership with General Electric and Under Armour, and is working with the U.S. Army on concussion initiatives. "
All big-time statist organizations. NIH corruption. More.

Police State

Female DNA found on Boston Marathon bomb.

Russians wiretapped BM suspect 1 talking to his mother about jihad in 2011. They also recorded her talking to another terrorist suspect.

Suspect 2 gets a lawyer who's really good at seeing her clients get life sentences. Sure, it's better than the death penalty, but how about getting a lawyer that will fight the government, not work them?

Global Warming and Energy

Mid-Atlantic Ocean along US coast warmest in 150 years. The frauds will try to make hay with this.


Lockdown comes to Dayton.
"Graley was arrested around 8:45 p.m. on Sunday but police and the SWAT team kept the area on lockdown because of a reported second suspect that was still in the apartment building, said police."
"Residents of neighboring homes and apartment buildings were evacuated by police, according to reports."
Best yet, they did this for nothing.
"Graley made statements indicating that someone else could still be inside and armed, but no one else was located inside following the lengthy standoff."
Real patriots are rolling over in their graves.

Policeman twists ankle chasing jaywalkers. Poor baby. I bet these guys were black. They never chase jaywalkers from CareSource.

Why does the city ban minors from being out past 11?

School evacuated for misidentified science project. Ten years ago, everybody would have said stuff like this couldn't happen in America. Today it happens every day.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Men arrested for firing a weapon and ethnic intimidation. Ethnic intimidation? Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

I wonder if police forced these people to evacuate.


Trends show decline the dollar and US bonds while most experts predict a bull market. It seems to me the problem with predicting the coming downturn is Europe. Europe is going down in front of the US, so when people flee Europe, they buy dollars and US bonds. These trends show this they're not buying enough, but predicting what people will buy when the next phase of the crisis hits Europe is impossible. When Europeans start buying gold instead of dollars and US bonds, it's going to get ugly fast.

Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Unable to get the votes for gun control on Congress, Obama restricts import of gun parts with executive order.

Washington gun banners plan a referendum on gun control.

Global Warming and Energy

Another negative feedback discovered: CO2 makes plants grow, and plants cool the planet.


The US is arming the Afghan military so the Taliban will have more weapons after US troops leave.

Expose of drone warfare.
"It is one of the worst incidents of the entire drones campaign, yet one of the least reported.
A CIA strike on a madrassa or religious school in 2006 killed up to 69 children, among 80 civilians.
The attack was on a religious seminary in Chenegai, in Bajaur Agency.CIA drones attacked on October 30, flattening much of the school. Their target was reportedly the headmaster, a known militant. But dozens of children were also killed, the youngest aged seven."
"Wow. So the CI next decides that the teacher of this school needs to be killed. They do not kill him on his way to school, or when he is alone. They wait until he is at the school full of children, THEN they send the missiles.
They PURPOSELY wait until they can kill dozens of children too."
Wow is right.

Encroaching on the land of others is the key cause of suicide terrorism.

Police State

This police response sounds frighteningly similar to what happened in Los Angeles and Boston.
"Residents of a rural Northern California county were being told Sunday to keep their doors locked and report anyone considered suspicious as authorities continued the search for the killer of an 8-year-old girl."
Sounds like "shelter in place".
"Authorities spent Saturday night and into Sunday conducting a door-to-door sweep of homes scattered across hilly terrain, checking storage sheds and horse stables, and even searching attics."
Sounds like warrantless searches.
"Reverse 911 calls and Nixle mass notifications alerted area residents about the incident and the search for the suspect, officials said.
"I was working on my tractor and a CHP copter kept flying over my house," area resident Roger Ballew, 35, told The Associated Press on Sunday, referring to the California Highway Patrol.
A SWAT team showed up at his house Saturday night and told him to stay inside, Ballew said.
"It was nerve-wracking, I didn't sleep well," he said."
No kidding. What are reverse 911 calls and Nixle mass notifications?
"During the manhunt for suspects involved in the Boston Marathon bombings, Reverse 911 was used to notify residents of Watertown, Massachusetts, to remain in their homes."
Great. This is the new normal.

Politicians claim Boston Marathon bombers had outside help.
"He thinks they were trained, considering the devices' level of sophistication and type -- shrapnel-packed, pressure-cooker bombs.
Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. And Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one.
In addition, the bombs were triggered by a remote detonator like those used in remote-control toys, U.S. officials have said.
“That leads me to believe there was a trainer,” McCaul said.  "Are they overseas in the Chechen region or are they in the United States? In my conversations with the FBI, that's the big question.”"
This sounds like disinformation. I bet the FBI supply the bombs.

The American police state is heading down the same path as the Nazis.

Who benefited from the Boston Marathon attack? The US government, the Russian government and the Israeli government. Note that the Chechnyans were quick to deny any involvement. Russian intelligence accused of setting off bombs and framing Chechnyans to instigate an invasion of Chechnya and ensure the election of Vladimir Putin.

The cops really shot up BM suspect 2.
"The boat where Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered has likely seen its last sail for some time, according to a newly released photo of the vessel that shows a bloodied, bullet-ridden port side.
The damage has undoubtedly devastated the boat's owner, 66-year-old David Henneberry, whose adoration for the rare 21-foot Seahawk boat is widely known among family and friends.
Tsarnaev, who was pulled from the boat after a two-hour standoff with police, was shot in his head, neck, legs and hand, according to federal authorities."
Of course we now know he was unarmed.
"Several hours later, following a brief exchange of fire and some negotiating, Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody. "
We know this is a lie.
"The younger Tsarnaev's neck wound is reportedly self-inflicted. He is believed to have put his pistol in his mouth and fired, but he survived because the bullet passed through his throat instead of his brain. "
We know this is a lie.
"Since the standoff that centered around his beloved boat, Henneberry has tried to stay out of the media spotlight.
He stayed with relatives over the weekend to avoid reporters swarming outside his home and he declined Watertown officials' invitation to be honored at Saturday’s Boston Bruins hockey game."
So the poor guy lost his boat - it's riddled with bullet holes - and he's been forced into hiding. At least nice people have started an online fund to buy him a new boat. I'm sure the government didn't compensate him.

This is a good rant showing the implausibility of the government's story regarding suspect 2.
"The U.S. secret police armies, apparently led in this case by the FBI working for the White House, took custody of a 19 year old immigrant boy riddled by bullets in the head, neck, legs, arm [s?] and [one or two?] hands, totally isolated him in a Boston hospital prison ward [strapped down?] surrounded by vast police and secret police forces, declared the boy cannot speak, was unconscious, on many strong drugs sedating him, might not live or even regain consciousness, declared he would be denied all visits from family and legal counsel until they had thoroughly questioned him, then the next day secretly let in a federal magistrate appointed by the White House Justice Dept., to arraign the boy, then announced that he could not speak, but confessed to what they and the Republicrat Media charge him with by nodding [and winking?] and signing something they gave him in his stuporous state and he signed with a hand not too crippled or drugged to sign, his only unwounded body member, then they announced it to the world to give him Justice under the American Constitution by disappearing him forever and preventing any possible legal investigation and defense. "
One sentence.

A few of the lies the FBI has told regarding the BM attack.

The Boston Marathon is used by police as a training exercise for disasters.

Liberty attacked in Boston.


Two military police officers shot as government convenes in Italy.

About socialism.
"Socialists disguise themselves as philanthropists, but philanthropists give away their own money, socialists that of others. Socialism is dressed in the language of charity, but it is merely a power game designed to acquire, concentrate, and retain power by the few over the many."
The rich get richer. Everybody else gets poorer. But America's socialists are running out of other people's money.


Why people should diversify internationally.
"And one more piece of sage advice: stop thinking like your neighbors, which is to say stop thinking and acting like a serf. Most people – although they can be perfectly affable and even seem sensible – have the attitudes of medieval peasants that objected to going further than a day's round-trip from their hut, for fear the stories of dragons that live over the hill might be true. We covered the modern versions of that objection a bit earlier."
Better than giving up.


Peter Schiff on the nature of government and how it applies to government description of the economy.
"Don Draper, Mad Men's master advertiser likes to say "when you don't like what they are saying, change the conversation." When it comes to the current economic weakness, which was confirmed again today by the release of lower than expected GDP data, Washington would love do just that. Fortunately for them, they consistently outdo the master minds of Madison Avenue when it comes to misdirection. If the government doesn't like what people are saying, they don't bother just to change the conversation, they change the meaning of the words. "
Mad Men wish they had that power.
"The latest example of this was revealed earlier this week when the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced new methods of calculating Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that will immediately make the economy "bigger' than it used to be. The changes focus heavily on how money spent on research and development (R&D) and the production of "intangible" assets like movies, music, and television programs will be accounted for. Declaring such expenditures to be "investments" will immediately increase U.S. GDP by about three percent. Such an upgrade would immediately increase the theoretic size of the U.S economy and may well lead to the perception of faster growth. In reality these smoke and mirror alterations are no different from changes made to the inflation and unemployment yardsticks that for years have convinced Americans that the economy is better than it actually is. "
Power corrupts.
"The bottom line is that now certain private sector salaries (in R&D and entertainment) will be counted twice and public pension contributions will be counted even if they aren't made. The economy will not actually be any larger or grow any faster, but the statistics will claim otherwise. With the stroke of a pen, our debt to GDP ratio will come down. Will this soothe the fears of our creditors? Will critics of big government take comfort that spending as a share of GDP may be lower? My guess is that the government is confident that its trick will work, and that distracting attention with a statistical illusion is the sole motivation for the change. "
This great analysis reminds us that all government statistics including GDP are bogus. They're all corrupted to make government look better.

Federal Reserve

The sad but inevitable reality exposed by an analysis of the Fed's impact on the economy.
"During the first two years of the nation's economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28%, while the mean net worth of households in the lower 93% dropped by 4%, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released Census Bureau data.
From 2009-2011, the mean wealth of the 8 million households in the more affluent group rose to an estimated $3,173,895 from an estimated $2,476,244, while the mean wealth of the 111 million households in the less affluent group fell to an estimated $133,817 from an estimated $139,896.
These wide variances were driven by the fact that the stock and bond market rallied during the 2009-2011 period while the housing market remained flat."
What part of the consequences of printing money and giving it to the big banks don't you understand?


Two years ago a relatively benign, secular regime which allied with the US in the war on terror controlled Syria. Today the US and its allies back religious zealot jihadists including al Qaeda to overthrow that regime. Don't take my word for it. Read the New York Times.

For the 4 hundredth millionth time, Palestinians and Israelis fire rockets at each other. Let's get in the middle of that thousands year old war. It can only benefit us.


The Dayton Daily News doesn't want us peons to read the five central plans Dayton's rulers plan to impose on us.

Huber Heights royalty joyfully steals $18 million from taxpayers, but they can't settle a dispute between baseball and soccer organizations.

Local judge is paid 14 weeks of vacation a year by taxpayers. It's good to be the king paid by other people's money taken from them by force.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


FDR as charlatan.

Police State

A second man arrested for ricin letters. Hopefully they got the right guy this time.

NYPD commissioner says privacy is off the table.

Even the USA Today, arguably the government's most compliant mouthpiece, questions how landing gear from one of the 9/11 planes which crashed into the World Trade Center ended up where it was discovered yesterday.

To be governed is to be oppressed.

Global Warming and Energy

CO2 isn't causing catastrophic warming, and it won't save us from the next ice age.

Now a Monsato spin-off is producing GM trees.

Former taxpayer-funded climate fraud James Hansen shows his true colors with ad hominum attacks. Thank goodness Barack Obama fired this fraud unlike George Bush.


Probes into the hiring of illegal immigrants have doubled in four years, but Obama doesn't want to deport them. This fits with his anti-business agenda.

Foreign Policy

India is developing a significant nuclear arsenal.
"These important strategic developments will put India ahead of other nuclear powers France, Britain, North Korea, and Pakistan, about equal in striking power to Israel and China, and not too far behind the United States and Russia."
Oh, boy.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Global Warming and Energy

Japan to dump CO2 emissions reduction goals.


The claim that the Syrian government used chemical weapons comes from the rebels who want the US and NATO to intervene on their side.
"Christiane Amanpour, the chief international correspondent for CNN, said that sources have told her that physicians working with the Free Syrian Army obtained blood samples from chemical warfare victims and provided them to US intelligence along with soil samples collected from the earth."
No conflict of interest here.

"Now, however, we have a new accusation leveled not only by the rebels and their American amen corner, but also by the British and Israeli governments: in answer to an inquiry from Senator John “Boots On the Ground” McCain, the administration accuses the Syrian regime of using sarin gas “on a small scale,” an assessment they make “with varying degrees of confidence.”"
All this at the same time makes it seem staged.

Former CIA big-wig explains why terrorists hate us and is attacked for it.
"Well, when asked by the host of a FOX News show about what might motivate Muslims from the Middle East to harm Americans, the man the CIA put in charge of the "bin Laden unit" said, "People don’t like being invaded or bombed," and they sometimes retaliate. This of course is perfectly reasonable and understandable. It’s called "blowback." He reminded the FOX host that Muslims have long protested the American military presence in the Muslim country of Saudi Arabia; the invasion and occupation of Iraq; the killing of thousands of Iraqi civilians; the statement by U.N. Ambasador Albright that a half million dead Iraqi children was "a price we are willing to pay" to achieve our political objectives; the U.S. government’s support for the government of Israel in its wars against Muslims; and the bombing and killing of civilians in numerous other Muslim countries, most recently in Mali and Libya under the Obama regime.
"We are trying to impose democracy . . . and parliamentary government . .. on a people who don’t want it," said Sheuer."
It's pretty simple to understand.
"What really set Limbaugh off was Michael Scheuer’s mockery of the standard neocon line that "they hate us because of our freedoms." Muslims are not motivated to harm Americans because "you and I can have a beer after work," Sheuer said to the FOX host. He called this theory "insane," and he was right."
I can't believe they let this guy on TV. He'll probably never get invited back onto TV. Here he is on Colbert.
"With the onset of war, said Bourne, "the patriot loses all sense of the distinction between state, nation, and government" and "the individual becomes almost identical with his society." This of course is what the Limbaughs of the world want when they falsely accuse people like Michael Sheuer of saying "America" is at fault for terrorist attacks.
With war, "minority opinion" becomes "a case for outlawry," and at times "the minorities are either intimidated into silence, or brought around slowly by a subtle process of persuasion . . . " That again is the job of the squawking chickenhawks. They are in reality a part of "the whole terrific force of the state" which is "brought to bear against heretics," a.k.a., the proponents of peace and prosperity as opposed to war and impoverishment of the masses."
This is a good essay.

Police State

Boston Marathon suspect 2 moved to prison hospital.

War on Drugs

Ohio bill would allow for open containers in entertainment districts.
"“It sounds good on the outset, but it creates a 24-7 party district that is not good for the neighborhood,” he said. “I think it would attract people who walk around drunk all day. I see what he’s thinking, but you’ve been to New Orleans. It’s just nasty.” "
That's because only certain location are exempt. The open container law should be repealed.

Tax and Spend

Ohio Highway Patrol to spend $600,000 on new shotguns because the old ones don't fit in the new cars.

Ohio Republicans debating a tiny tax cut, even tinier than Kasich proposed.


WSU raises tuition.

Accidental drug deaths are up in Montgomery County.
"On average 500 Montgomery County residents are taken to emergency rooms or the coroner’s office each year after a drug overdose, mostly from abuse of prescription pain killers, heroin or tranquilizes."
Another failure of the war on drugs.

Health Care

I'm skeptical that Europe needs GM crops.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Here's more info on why airline passengers are suffering.
"Regarding my posts on abolishing the FAA, I received this word from an air traffic controller, and am posting it with his permission: "Out of a normal 8 hour work day… maybe at most 4 1/2 hours is actually spent working by ARTCC controllers. The rest is on break. The east and northeast is rabidly unionized with unionization rates above 90%. Already those of us working west of the Mississippi are being told not to reroute or send anyone direct headed east because of workload concerns. Much of this is union politics, party politics, and political grandstanding.""
Who would have guessed that socialism produces a lower quality product at higher prices?

Global Warming and Energy

Sunlit snow causes ozone depletion, not CFCs.


The underground economy is keeping the government-controlled economy afloat.
""You normally see underground economies in places like Brazil or in southern Europe," said Laura Gonzalez, professor of personal finance at Fordham University. "But with the job situation and the uncertainty in the economy, it's not all that surprising to have it growing here in the United States."
Estimates are that underground activity last year totaled as much as $2 trillion, according to a study by Edgar Feige, an economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
That's double the amount in 2009, according to a study by Friedrich Schneider, a professor at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. The study said the shadow economy amounts to nearly 8 percent of U.S. gross domestic product."
Americans are finding ways to work together despite the government. This offers hope for the future.


God bless Barbara Bush.
"Appearing in an interview from Dallas on NBC's "Today" show, Mrs. Bush was asked if she thought that Jeb, the former governor of Florida, should seek the presidency.
"He's by far the best qualified man," Mrs. Bush said, "but no."
"We've had enough Bushes," she said, saying "it's not just four families, or whatever.""
Of course a mother would say her son is best qualified, so I'll dismiss that part of the comment.

Native American reservations as socialist archipelagos.

Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Carrying out its role as an agent of government, GE Capital refuses to loan money to gun shops.


Former teacher-coach convicted of sexual battery against a student. Perverts like this are attracted to jobs where they gain power over children, and government schools provide the perfect opportunity for them.

Matt Heck's wife, a municipal court judge, gets in catfight with Vandalia prosecutor, banning her from her courtroom because the prosecutor asked about a rumor the judge got pulled over after drinking and received special treatment from police.
"“I was told she wanted me fired by the end of the day,” said Turrell, who acknowledged asking someone if the rumor was true after she heard it last week."
But this is just the latest incident.
"This is not the first time Turrell and Heck have clashed, and Turrell’s personnel file contains a 2011 reprimand from Anderson after an incident between Turrell and Heck on April 6, 2011. Details of the incident were not included but the memo indicates there were others present and that Turrell admitted to Anderson that she should not have “walked out” of the judge’s office the way she did."
And these people are supposedly worried about justice.
"Turrell said the incident was a meeting at which Heck told her she could no longer handle trials in Heck’s courtroom, but would be allowed to handle pre-trial matters or appear before municipal magistrates. Heck said “she didn’t like my facial expressions,” said Turrell."
You can't make this stuff up. I wonder if these two have been tugging each other's hair since high school.
"A Dayton Daily News reporter reviewed Turrell’s personnel file on Wednesday and found that it contains no written performance evaluations, which are public records under state law. Turrell said she has received written evaluations and is not sure why they are not in her file."
That's interesting.

Oakwood schools named ninth least bad schools.

The amount of money spent by candidates seems to be important.


Israeli jets shoot down drone presumed to have been launched by Hezbollah. Hezbollah denies drone.

It looks like the run-up to US and NATO direct war in Syria has about reached the endgame as Defense Secretary Hagel announces the US believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons.
"President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons would be a "game-changer" in the U.S. position on intervening in the Syrian civil war, and the letter to Congress reiterates that the use or transfer of chemical weapons in Syria is a "red line for the United States." However, the letter also hints that a broad U.S. response is not imminent.
White House legislative director Miguel Rodriguez, who signed the letter, wrote that "because the president takes this issue so seriously, we have an obligation to fully investigate any and all evidence of chemical weapons use within Syria.""
Good for Obama for resisting, but it's going to be hard now. The US backed rebels report the Syrian government used chemical weapons. This sounds like a conflict of interest.

Some senators have found it in their interest to question Obama's drone policy.
"Now, at least 5 years after drone criticism has begun, the Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing in which a man from Yemen tells them face to face what the effects of the drone policy are on making Yemenis anti-American. This slowness in responding to events on the ground is intentional on the part of Congressional leaders. They only address an issue when, for whatever reasons that are in their interest, they calculate the time is right. Then they schedule hearings and then they invite hand-picked witnesses. Any concern about the loss of innocent lives of foreigners or the retaliation on American soil only enters their calculations indirectly. Power and position are #1, and lives factor in secondarily only insofar as they affect power and position. An extreme cynicism, if you will, is called for in assessing these matters, if only to counteract the programming that most Americans have undergone. However, one need only ask why it has taken so long to address this drone issue, even to the limited extent of holding a hearing? And what does Senator Dick Durbin, who chairs the committee, stand to gain from having this hearing at this time?"
Rand Paul made big political gains with his filibuster against drone attacks in the US. I'm sure Durbin believes he can make gains too.

Obama has led the left into loving perpetual war. Of course, historically, the left was the champion of war. Wilson, FDR, Truman and Johnson were the chief warmongers of the 20th century. I love how the author calls the war on terror a perpetual emotion machine.

86 more Iraqis killed. Now 96 dead and 79 wounded.

Police State

Student mistaken for Boston Marathon suspect, but who had disappeared a month before the bombing, found dead.

BM suspect 2 says he and his brother planned to set off more bombs in Times Square. I doubt anything he says can be believed.

Judge Napolitano says the people have interrupted 3 plots since 9/11. The FBI has interrupted 17, but all 17 were initiated by the FBI.
"They were planned, plotted, controlled and carried out by the federal government itself."
"The feds found young men of Muslim backgrounds, loners who were bitter at America. They befriended them, cajoled them and persuaded them that they could change the world by killing Americans. In all these cases agents worked under cover and portrayed themselves to the targets as Arabs of like, un-American mind. In some cases the federal agents used third parties to act as middle men. The third parties were typically persons who had been convicted of crimes and who in turn for leniency in their own sentences, were willing to work with the same feds who prosecuted them in order to help the feds entrap whomever else those feds were pursuing. Thus in all 17 of these cases, because of the command and control of federal agents, no one was ever in danger. No one was harmed. No bomb went off and no property was damaged. But in all those cases, the losers whom the feds targeted each believed they were interacting with real plotters who would bring them cash and bombs. ... The defendants were essentially charged and convicted for playing a game with federal agents."
"We are fools if we praise the government for exposing a plot of its own creation and saving us from a danger that never existed."
"Why do we pay the government to trick us into believing it is keeping us safe?"
Good quotes.

Judge Napolitano considers what Boston means for our freedom.

Massachusetts Governor Patrick shuts down investigation into the welfare benefits of the BM suspects.
"The Patrick administration clamped down the lid yesterday on Herald requests for details of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s government benefits, citing the dead terror mastermind’s right to privacy."
Terrorists have a right to privacy. We do not.

There are no good guys to ride to our rescue.

Global Warming and Energy

More global warming true believers recognize the climate is not as sensitive to CO2 as the frauds claim.

Nearly 10,000 cold and snow records set last week.

Tax and Spend

Post details exactly how Obama is making the sequester more painful for airline passengers.
"The sequester cuts about $637 million from the FAA, which is less than 4% of its $15.9 billion 2012 budget, and it limits the agency to what it spent in 2010. The White House decided to translate this 4% cut that it has the legal discretion to avoid into a 10% cut for air traffic controllers. Though controllers will be furloughed for one of every 10 working days, four of every 10 flights won’t arrive on time."
He's doing it on purpose.
"Legally speaking, the sequester applies at a more general level known as “accounts.” The air traffic account includes 15,000 controllers out of 31,000 employees. The White House could keep the controllers on duty simply by allocating more furlough days to these other non-essential workers. Instead, the FAA is even imposing the controller furlough on every airport equally, not prioritizing among the largest and busiest airports."
The government has been degrading air traffic control for years.
"…ever since Al Gore launched a training initiative to increase the productivity of air traffic controllers in 1998, productivity has continued to fall. A larger workforce is now in charge of a smaller workload as the number of flights has dropped by 23%."
We're the stupidest people in the world. Privatize air traffic control.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Lesbian mother upset that her daughter dresses like a boy. She might be over-reacting since lots of little girls a tomboys, but every child raised by gay parents will suffer socialization issues because it's unnatural.

Federal Reserve

Swiss bank refuses to deliver a depositor's gold as required by contract. It gives him euros instead. This is state seizure of gold. This is why everybody is advising to get your gold out of banks.

War on Drugs

Ohio bans brewers from purchasing distributorships.
"Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, says it was blindsided by Ohio lawmakers who approved an amendment “in the space of four hours” that will prohibit breweries from buying wholesale distributorships in the future.
The beer giant is now publicly pleading with legislative leaders to reverse course or even take the unusual step of asking Gov. John Kasich to veto substitute Senate Bill 48."
That seems odd. How did they profit from that? It seems to me there would be a lot more money to be made by pressuring the brewers to pay up to block that amendment. Maybe they figure the brewers will pay big time to get it repealed.

Police State

Police drop charges against man initially charged with sending risin to Obama and Mississippi senator. I doubt he'll get any compensation for having his life turned upside down.

Massachusetts paid Boston Marathon suspect 1 welfare. If the FBI didn't give him the bombs, the state forced taxpayers to pay for them.

The FBI's story regarding BM suspect 1 is ruined.
"The FBI blames the Russians for not providing more information after their own efforts failed to turn up anything they regarded as suspicious. Yet the Russians did indeed provide enough information to justify surveillance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to NBC News, when they informed the FBI he had met with a known terrorist leader no less than six times during his visit to Dagestan. :
“A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him.
“Tsarnaev had first popped up on the local police radar in Dagestan last summer, the source said. During routine surveillance of an individual known to be involved in the militant Islamic underground movement, the police witnessed Tamerlan meet the latter at a Salafi mosque in Makhachkala, the police official said.
“It was one of six times in total that surveillance officials witnessed Tsarnaev meeting this militant at the same mosque, according to the police official. The militant contact later disappeared, the police official said, but so did Tsarnaev before investigators had a chance to speak with him. The FBI never responded, according to the Dagestani police official.”
What more did the FBI need to put Tamerlan under surveillance?"
Note that nobody has been fired yet. I doubt the FBI will be able to continue its cover up. Imagine if a private company had been contracted to secure the Boston Marathon. Imagine these bombers succeeded in setting off their bombs. The person in charge of security and probably others would be fired. They would be replaced by better security people. That security company might well go bankrupt as well. The Boston Marathon would certainly never hire it again. The owners, the officers, and the people responsible for that event would all suffer severe, negative consequences for failure. And because they knew that in advance, they would do a better job than the socialist security services that fail repeatedly without consequence.

A couple days ago I wrote that the police probably riddled the boat in which BM suspect 2 was hiding with bullets without him firing back. Now we find out he was unarmed, and the FBI was lying about him shooting at police. They were trying to kill him. So much for his supposed attempt at suicide. The FBI's story about suspect 2 is also destroyed.

Video shows searches in Watertown were not consensual and could not be consensual.

FBI hunting suspected twelve man sleeper cell associated with bomber suspects. There's no way to know if they really suspect a larger cell of if they're just saying that - and wasting our money - to cover up for their incompetence, having been outwitted for nearly a week by two young amateurs.


Ohio politicians fast-tracking bill to ban internet sweepstakes cafes in order to make their casino-owner cronies and therefore themselves richer.

Competition from Ohio casinos has reduced casino revenue in Indiana and Detroit.


Another I-75 crash at Stanley. I bet those crashes have to do with traffic jockeying into, in the case of southbound, and out of, in the case of northbound, construction. The crashes at Needmore and Benchwood were probably related to the backups. Even though these crashes are all probably related to construction, I bet the statistics don't attach them to the construction. Once again the government blames drivers for wrecks, not the dangerous construction.

Local roofer busted for hiring illegal immigrants.

People dropping out of the work force causes local drop in official unemployment. This is not good news.

Dayton's tax revenue drops.


Al Qaeda is also in Iran, and that group planned to blow up a train from Toronto to New York City. I wonder what the Canadians will do with the suspects. I doubt it sends them to Guantanamo.

Because the US, UK and NATO countries are encouraging, supplying and funding jihadists in Syria, a number of radicals from Britain have joined the rebels. Stating the obvious, the UK foreign minister says these jihadists will be a threat when they return to Britain. More blowback to come.

Half of prisoners in Guantanamo on hunger strike.

US warfare and why it causes blowback.

111 killed and 233 wounded in Iraq.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Verizon report identifies China behind 96 percent of data breaches.

Global Warming and Energy

Multiple reports show robust debate, not consensus, on global warming.

The frauds are the real deniers.
"With each passing year, it is becoming increasingly clear that global warming is not a scientific theory subject to empirical falsification, but a political ideology that has to be fiercely defended against any challenge. It is ironic that skeptics are called “deniers” when every fact that would tend to falsify global warming is immediately explained away by an industry of denial."
Well said.

After building two coal plants last year, Germany will build six more this year.
"Including the plants coming on stream this year, there are 12 coal fired stations due to open by 2020. Along with the two opened last year in Neurath and Boxberg, they will be capable of supplying 19% of the country’s power.

In addition, 27 gas fired stations are due on line, which should contribute a further 17% of Germany’s total electricity generation. (Based on 2011 statistics, total generation was 575 TwH).
It is worth noting that none of these coal or gas plants will be built with Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS), which is a legal requirement for coal generators in the UK, despite the fact that the technology does not yet exist on a commercial scale."
If only we were that smart.


Obama intentionally delaying flights to make a political point about the sequester.


Dayton controls 7,000 abandoned properties. These are the victims of Dayton property taxes.
"Addressing blighted housing in areas that impact major employers or that are in major corridors is key, he said."
Of course it's all cronyism.

Suspicious package at Beavercreek high school was a prank. Imagine that. Pranks at high school.

Huber Heights middle school student arrested for toy gun.


Libyan rebels offered the French 35 percent of oil production if they helped overthrow Qaddafi.
"The letter, which was dated April 03, two weeks after the start of the military intervention in support of the rebels that France had championed, said the deal was struck with France "during the London summit"."
Talk about a war for oil. The rebels will break this deal soon. Car bomb targets French embassy in Libya.

Israel says Syrian government has used chemical weapons.
"Israel’s senior military intelligence analyst said Tuesday there was evidence the Syrian government had repeatedly used chemical weapons in the last month, and he criticized the international community for failing to respond, intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to intervene. "
This is a ploy be Israel to get the US to attack Syria.
"None of the assertions — by Israel, Britain or France — have been made with physical proof of chemical weapons use. Experts say the most definitive way to prove the use of chemical weapons is to promptly gain access to the site to collect soil samples and examine suspected victims.
The Syrian government, which has accused insurgents of using chemical weapons and has requested that a United Nations forensics team investigate, has so far refused to allow that team to enter because of a dispute over the scope of its inquiry."
The Syrians know the UN is against it, so it won't give them free reign.

People who embarrass the establishment are being erased from the Iraq war history.


Noodle robots replacing workers in Chinese restaurants. This capital improvement will make Chinese workers more productive and therefore wealthier.

Commodities are down, indicating the already stalled economy is slowing.

Police State

Crowdsourcing failed in the Boston bombing case, but the huge number of private videos exposed lots of stuff the FBI preferred to remain hidden.

The Boston bombing injury toll jumps to 260 as people showed up days later with symptoms.

DHS was aware of Boston suspect 1's trip to Chechnya in 2012 contrary to what the FBI recently claimed. The FBI's story continues to unravel.

Report claims the FBI was controlling the older brother as an asset.

Boston suspect 2 claims he and brother acted alone.

The most frightening thing about the Boston lockdown is that Americans welcomed it.
"Watching it unfold, I couldn’t help but think of Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Goering’s remarks during the Nuremberg trials. As Goering noted:
It is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.
As the events in Boston have made clear, it does indeed work the same in every country. The same propaganda and police state tactics that worked for Adolf Hitler 80 years ago continue to be employed with great success in a post-9/11 America."
Scary. Police state apologists justify their "cooperation".
"Yes, this. Just shared it on my Facebook timeline. This is what civilization looks like.
Indeed, this photo of a police officer threatening to shoot someone for looking out the window does seem to signify what our "civilization" has become. I guess Bostonians are proud of that, too:"

Four circumstances in which police are empowered to search a house without a warrant include:
"4. Exigent Circumstances. This exception refers to emergency situations where the process of getting a valid search warrant could compromise public safety or could lead to a loss of evidence. This encompasses instances of "hot pursuit" in which a suspect is about to escape. A recent California Supreme Court decision ruled that police may enter a DUI suspect's home without a warrant on the basis of the theory that important evidence, namely the suspect's blood alcohol level, may be lost otherwise. "
This is probably the exception they used to justify the house to house search in Watertown, but it doesn't work. Police could have watched each house while officers obtained warrants. The problem was no judge would have issued those warrants.

Analysis of the futility and terrible consequences of the Boston lockdown.
"The government and police were willing to shut down parts of the economy like the universities, software, biotech, and manufacturing…but when asked to do an actual risk to reward calculation where a small part of the costs landed on their own shoulders, they had no problem weighing one versus the other and then telling the donut servers "yeah, come to work – no one's going to get shot.""
You can't make this stuff up.

Here's one of the untold numbers of government failure events that happen daily that we almost never hear about.
"An Amish couple has sued a county children's services agency in northeast Ohio, claiming workers there are responsible for their adopted child being raped by its biological parents during a partially unsupervised visit.
The federal lawsuit was filed this month on behalf of a couple who live in West Farmington, north of Youngstown. They were referred to in the lawsuit only as Jane Doe and John Doe. The action seeks $3 million in damages.
The suit claims Trumbull County Children Services and three of its employees are responsible for the decision to allow the infant girl partially unsupervised visits with her biological parents starting in January 2011.
At that time, the agency decided that workers could check in on the visits about every 15 minutes — even though the baby's biological father, Cody Beemer, had previously been convicted of raping a 3-year-old cousin. The rape was discovered later on a cellphone video made by Beemer and his wife, Felicia.
Before December 2010, the parents were allowed visitation only while constantly supervised, the lawsuit said.
The child was 9 months old when the cellphone video of the abuse was made in April 2011."
There are so many things wrong with this story.

Cops release risin suspect because of lack of evidence.

Federal Reserve

Comparison between the euro and gold.
"Jesus Huerta de Soto (2012) argues that the euro is a proxy for the gold standard. He draws several analogies between the euro and the classical gold standard (1880-1912). Like when “going on gold” European governments gave up monetary sovereignty by introducing the euro. Like the classical gold standard the common currency forces reforms upon countries that are in crisis because governments cannot manipulate the exchange rate and inflate away debt. Therefore, to limit state power and to encourage e.g. labor market reforms he views the euro as second best to the gold standard from a free market perspective. Therefore, we should defend it. He finds that it is a step toward the re-establishment of the classical gold standard."

Recommendation to get your money out of banks now.
"There are only two possible outcomes of the crisis we are now in:
- Either there will now be a run on the massively leveraged (25-50 times) banking system which would lead to no debt being repaid and a deflationary collapse.
- Alternatively, we will now see the beginning of the most massive money printing that the world has ever experienced, leading to a hyperinflationary depression."
It probably isn't that simple. The collapse probably won't come all at once, and at some point it might be hyper-inflationary and at another it might be deflationary. Right now I think deflation is coming next like in 2008. Banks aren't loaning because the economy is still bad and foreign powers continue to hold dollars because dollars appear less bad than other currencies right now. But at some point, foreign countries will dump those dollars, and hyper-price-inflation will result.

Remember when an Austrian, I think it was Lew Rockwell, predicted the Cyprus capital controls would be semi-permanent? He was right.
"While capital controls were intended to be temporary, restoring confidence in the Cypriot banking system is taking longer than initially anticipated by Fitch."
As predicted.


Interesting observation about Americans' support for government.
"And with that, Attention Deficit Democracy author James Bovard observed, "We now have the Battered Citizen Syndrome: the more debacles, the more voters cling to faith in their rulers.""
What a terrible, but accurate analogy.
"So, even if the "Law and Order conservatives" read William Grigg, Cop Block, Radley Balko, and Rick Horowitz every day, they still wouldn’t understand how like the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany America is now. "
"And in the past I have compared the federal government to an occupying foreign government in Washington, inflicting its criminality against the American people, and that is a more accurate way to view those buffoons and crooks: they are invaders.
How could we not view the federal government as an occupying foreign regime when its own military personnel are engaging in psy-ops of U.S. senators? Psychological operations are mainly used by governments against enemies in order to manipulate the enemies’ emotions, behavior and decisions toward one’s own advantage. But given that U.S. senators supposedly represent the American people (and given all the other threats against us such as the feds purchasing a billion rounds of ammunition for domestic use, and the IRS, the FBI and NSA criminally spying on innocent Americans), one would have to conclude that either the military or the feds in general view the American people as the enemy."
I'm not the only who thinks so.

Monday, April 22, 2013


The origins of liberalism and free society go back to the Dark Ages also called the Middle Ages. This essay goes on to praise the Middle Ages as well.


Former Washington D.C. elementary teacher accused of child pornography captured in Nicaragua. If you wanted to do child porn, government elementary school teacher is the perfect position to do it from. That's why so many perverts are attracted to that job.

Global Warming and Energy

All hurricanes including Sandy create micro-seismic activity.

War on Drugs

Ecstasy studied to treat PTSD.

Dayton Construction

Here's the link to the last Dayton Construction post.

The city started laying new sidewalks in the park today. They're framed, unlike the last sidewalks. It took them two weeks to get around to it. They had heavy equipment sitting idle in the part the entire time, and the park had no sidewalks for two weeks.

Contrast that with a private project. A private owner would have had framers following the team that tore up the sidewalks and another team laying new sidewalk following the framers. They'd have torn up the old sidewalk and laid the new sidewalk the same day. It would have cost only one day's worth of heavy equipment and the customers would have only been inconvenienced for one day.

They didn't finish. They might be 1/3 of the way done. Maybe 1/4.


More inmates released early from local jails. This probably a good thing since jails and prisons have been turned into criminal training facilities.

Beavercreek high school evacuated because of suspicious package. Butler County bomb squad called to suspicious suitcase on 725 because the Montgomery County bomb squad was deployed to Beavercreek. This the post-Boston panic.

Miami Twp. grants disability to DiPietro. Funny how he wasn't disabled until he was fired.

It scares me that local cops have joined forced with the feds to oppress us in the name of terrorism.

Huber Heights council allocates $1 million of other people's money to buy land to start their music venue boondoggle.


Taliban abducts 11 after forcing down helicopter.

Canada claims to have thwarted a major terrorist attack with help from the FBI and DHS.

The consequences if NATO intervention in Libya were predictable and predicted, not unintended.
"Honest and responsible Western leaders, professors, and journalists would have warned their citizens that the Islamist Spring would cause Islamist militant organizations – al-Qaeda, its allies, and groups no one had yet heard about – to soon grow larger, more lethal, bolder, more geographically dispersed, and more bitterly opposed to U.S. and Western interventionism than ever before. Instead, those Western leaders knowingly and deliberately lied, applauding the fictitious advent of secular democracy in the Arab world – of which there was never a chance – and, as President Obama likes to say, the substantial receding of the Islamist threat. "
That was probably Obama's intention.
"Why do I argue that the results of the Islamist Spring were knowable at least from the moment it began, and that the events that have occurred since were just as predictable? Well, because I knew and predicted them in such places as lewrockwell.com, antiwar.com, non-intervention.com; the Washington Post, the American Conservative, the National Interest, the BBC World Service, FOX News, and other media outlets. I even suggested the current unrest in Syria in my 2008 book and in a written article. A few others predicted the same things in many of the same places; I certainly had no corner on the market of the blatantly obvious that always eludes Ivy Leaguers."
A well-deserved jab at the Ivy League.

US backed Syrian rebels kidnap Christian bishops.

Police State

Facial recognition software failed to identify Boston bombers.

Surviving suspect charged in federal court. I doubt this guy will live to make it to trial.
"Neither Tsarnaev brother was licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived, Cambridge, Massachusetts, authorities said on Sunday."
So much for gun laws preventing criminals from getting guns.

Suspects appear driven by faith.

The Boston mayor says the suspects acted alone.

Evidence the bombers did not act alone.
"Nearly unnoticed in the dramatic denouement of Dzokhar’s capture: the apprehension of three people, including Dzokhar’s alleged girlfriend, in nearby New Bedford. The three were later released, but authorities reappeared at their apartment complex on Saturday and apparently detained two of the same men, who are reportedly from Kazakhstan: a van with consular license plates had earlier turned up in front of the complex, and a young woman was seen entering the van in a hurry. The Tsarnaev brothers weren’t lone nuts: they had help."
"And the Daily Mail reports:
“Russia reportedly asked the FBI to investigate one of the alleged Boston bombers just six months ago after he was seen meeting an Islamic militant six times – but the agency never responded, it has emerged.”
In addition, Tamerlan reportedly came to the attention of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Boston, probably on account of his altercation, three months ago, with the head of a local mosque, who threw him out for expressing radical views."
"The lessons to be drawn from all this? First and foremost, the idea that we can invade other countries – indeed, that we must invade countries like Afghanistan – so as to prevent terrorists from acquiring a “safe haven” is absolute nonsense. We tried that, and it didn’t work. Boston is the proof.
The second lesson is that American officialdom is comprised of hysterics, whose overreaction must have the terrorists chortling in their Chechen lair. A nineteen year old punk succeeded in shutting down a major American city: whoever organized the Boston atrocity can surely count that as a victory."
It was a great victory for the terrorists.
"On the other hand, civil libertarians are going to have a harder time of it: Sen. Graham’s invocation of the New Tyranny’s slogan – “the Homeland is the battlefield” – is a creepy reminder that we are on the brink of establishing a police state in this country."
That is creepy. Bush the Younger used to say we fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here, but that's wrong. We fight them over here because we attacked them over there. Now the warmongers and their propagandists are saying the US is a battlefield. If that's true, their policy has failed and we should end the wars. They can't have it both ways.

Now we know what US totalitarianism looks like.
"As Charles W. Johnson presented the situation on Facebook, lockdown is "from the vocabulary of prison wardens, referring to a condition in which inmates are temporarily completely restricted in their movements and confined to their cells, in order to allow prison guards to conduct searches or contain and control what the inmates are doing." He then asks these two questions: "If the police have the power to put a city 'on lockdown,' then what does that make the city? And what does it make the innocent people living in it?" Well, it would make the city a prisons and the residents would be inmates, naturally."
"The United States has, rather quickly, devolved into a totalitarian state that in terms of its militarized law enforcement is not much different at home than it is abroad."
I've long contended the US government is conquering us. Boston proves they won. The terrorists won. We lost. Our way of life is gone. We have no rights. We bow down and kiss the president's ring in thanks for the privileges he allows us.
"This raises another question related to the lockdown. Presumably it was in order to make it easier for the police/military to locate the suspect, Mr. Tsarnaev. But given how much effort the government put into the search, and how little exertion was necessary to actually locate him, one wonders how soon this all could have been over had a million pairs of eyes not been shuttered inside their homes for the better part of the day. We can't know for sure, but it does seem to be a reasonable question, given the facts."
"To be sure, this will become a standard procedure likely to play out in cities and towns across America, albeit on a smaller scale and with less reporting. A murder suspect will be on the loose and a city's police department will invoke the "Boston Rule" or some such phrase, and they'll lock down a part of town, storm into people's homes, pull them into the streets. It's not so much a question of when, but how often and under what circumstances."
Exactly. This trains Americans to be submissive and it trains law enforcement to enter homes without warrants and force people out. Martial law in Boston will be model they use to go door to door and collect guns.

The older brother's wife claimed he came home and stayed with her in the days after the attack. I guess the police never thought of checking there. How is it possible that this guy who was so frequently on the police and FBI radar wasn't identified immediately? Incompetence or cover-up?

More questions about whether this was another FBI entrapment scheme gone wrong.
"In answer to my questions above, it turns out even the establishment New York Times reports that "Of the 22 most frightening plans for attacks since 9/11 on American soil, 14 were developed in sting operations." In other words, two-thirds of the planned terrorist attacks against us were hatched by our own government!"
One of the media's greatest propagandists is questioning government.

Interview with the competitor and coach who first mentioned the bomb sniffing dog drill at the marathon.

The Israeli government is another winner in this attack.

TSA magically made small knives dangerous again. If you look at this diagram, no knife worth was allowed anyway.

Blaming America's laundry list of assassinations on one lone nut makes no sense. This was obviously republished to apply to the Boston bombers.