Friday, May 31, 2013

Tax and Spend

The US Treasury is down to one day's worth of money.
"Economist John Williams says the Federal bank account at the US Treasury Department is down to just one-day's estimated outlay, a dire situation that can only be papered over for a short time. Williams cites the May 28 Daily Treasury Statement showing the US Treasury has an operating cash balance of ~$16 billion which is roughly one day's average cash outlay of about $17 billion. "
Why isn't this big news?
"Williams says he had expected the US dollar to come "heavy selling pressure in April and May, but manipulated market perceptions of a pending reversal of the Federal Reserve Bank's "quantitative easing" program temporarily averted a looming US fiscal disaster. "
Maybe this is why Bernanke hinted that he wouldn't print money forever which sent stocks tumbling. This shows how Bernanke has painted himself into a corner.


More about Tesla's direct sales approach.

Global Warming and Energy

Increasing CO2 is causing deserts to bloom.

Plants covered by glaciers 400 years ago come back to life as glacier recedes.

$1.2 trillion in revenue is why the idea of a carbon tax won't die. Unimaginable amounts of money is why the global warming fraud won't die.

Oklahoma City again hit by tornadoes. This time they kill two. This is a good reminder that government makes us more vulnerable to natural disasters.


Blaming parents for raising children to become soldiers for empire.

McCain poses for pictures with confirmed Syrian rebel jihadist kidnappers.

The Syrian war has prompted the worst riots in Turkey in years. Claims of humanitarian motives in support of the rebels are bald-faced lies.

Somebody wonders if Washington, Moscow and Beijing are creating a new Cold War. I've been talking about that for years.
"Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal?  Did Russia just signal its further support for Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime via an arms deal?  Are the Russians, the Chinese, and the Americans all heightening regional tensions in Asia via arms deals?  Is it possible that we’re witnessing the beginnings of a new Cold War in two key regions of the planet — and that the harbingers of this unnerving development are arms deals?"
Sounds like a new Cold War to me.

People are still being killed in the Afghan war.
"There is no need for a chaos-engulfed finale to the Afghan War. There is no reason to continue the bloodshed, which all the parties recognize will not alter the final outcome a whit. It is time for the White House to step up and do the right thing and end one of the bloodiest wars in recent history."
Sooner better than later.

Accusation that McCain was a well-treated, North Vietnamese collaborator well beyond what McCain admits.
"If McCain indeed collaborated beyond the point that might have been understandable for any prisoner seeking to ameliorate his confinement it would be an intriguing tale, particularly if it could be plausibly demonstrated that it might have influenced his subsequent behavior as a senator cheerleading for the Pentagon while simultaneously covering up some of the more disgraceful by products of Vietnam. "
That's a doubly damning accusation.
"Schanberg makes two key points: first that a number of American prisoners of war were left behind in Indochina in 1973 with the connivance of top levels in the U.S. government and second that John McCain has worked assiduously to obstruct any efforts to open Pentagon files and follow up on leads to determine the status of the POWs and the “missing in action.”"
Worse and worse.
"His recent visit to Syria to demonstrate support for the rebels is, in fact, a violation of the Logan Act which forbids the conduct of foreign policy by anyone outside the executive branch of government. "
Prosecute him.

Defense Secretary Hagel warns China on cyber-attacks. China yawns.


Furlough notices for Wright-Patt personnel being sent starting today. Employees will be forced to take 11 days off.

Wright-Patt has top rated military hospital.


This headline is ridiculous.
"Crash that killed 7 in N.Y. leaves responders reeling"
Seven people get killed. Their families are devastated. But the paper is concerned about responders. They're promoting government agents as more important than us serfs.


Scientists claim that rocks discovered on Mars could only be produced in running water because water shapes rocks that way on earth. I don't think that's a good basis for the conclusion. I'm sure there's lots of processes in the solar system, let alone the universe, scientists don't understand. This strikes me of bias.

Here's a scary new plan to track everybody: electronic tattoos that activate electronics so you don't need a password.

Foreign Policy

US lifts embargo on computer equipment to Iran.
"The Treasury Department wrote, 'As the Iranian government attempts to silence its people by cutting off their communication with each other and the rest of the world, the United States will continue to take action to help the Iranian people exercise their universal human rights, including the right to freedom of expression.'"
To bad the government doesn't feel that way about Americans.

Thai fishermen accused of using Burmese slaves to catch fish. How did they capture Burmese slaves?


Florida schools scanned irises of students without permission of parents.

Five year old interrogated without his parents and suspended for ten days for bringing cap gun to school. Worse, his mother supports the decision. This illustrates how badly our society has degenerated. This is another example of how government schools are brainwashing children against firearms in an effort to destroy the right to keep and bear arms.

Police State

Court orders New Zealand police to return equipment that is not relevant to the US copyright case against Kim Dotcom.

Judge orders Google to comply with 19 warrantless requests from the FBI. Here's the real news:
"The FBI issued 192,499 of the demands from 2003 to 2006, and 97 percent of NSLs include a mandatory gag order."
That's nuts, and I bet they're issuing many more than that now.

Details on the FBI shooting of the unarmed friend in Orlando of Boston Marathon suspect 1 during interrogation.
"Outspoken Abdul-Baki Todashev called for an investigation and possible legal action against the agent involved at a press conference in Moscow where he showed the images of his son's body lying in a morgue with up to seven gunshot wounds, including one to the back of the head."
That's an execution.

TSA wants us to believe it has removed all nude scanners from airports. Baloney. They've just replaced them with different nude scanners.

Health Care

Monsanto GMO wheat strain that they never marketed found growing in the wild.

Tax and Spend

The sequester hasn't cut anything in Washington.
"In the months since the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester took effect, the Washington area has added 40,000 jobs. Income-tax receipts have surged in Virginia, beating expectations. Few government contractors have laid off workers."
What a surprise.


Israel will not allow Syria to defend itself against attacks. This is the opposite of non-aggression and the natural right to self-defense.

Freedom of Speech

When England ruled the US, colonists burned effigies of the king. Try that today.


According to the stats, LeBron had pretty much exactly the same quality individual performance as the best Pacer, but the headline wants us to believe LeBron was the difference. That can't be true. Clearly, the rest of the Heat out performed the rest of the Pacers. That's the story, but you'll never get the press to talk about it.


Some opportunists want us to believe this linear sonar reflection is Amelia Earhart's plane. The first question I would ask is does it look like a plane? The answer is no. Before it can be Amelia Earhart's plane, it has to be a plane. So shut up. Why is this news?

Thursday, May 30, 2013


I-75 crash in Moraine. I don't know if there's still construction here or not. Probably.

The call this police officer the proctologist. You might think this is a story about illegal corruption. It's not. It's a story about legalized corruption.
"“I became very good at searches,” the cop said. “Searching somebody takes a lot of attention to detail. A person will tense up when you get to a certain area.”
He had one memorable search at the Montgomery County jail.
“I had been there for quite some time. I was searching some guy at a receiving area. He was a kind of heavyset guy. When I went to search him between his legs, he’s got his butt cheeks clenched up extremely tight.
“I’m like, ding, ding, ding, ding. Something ain’t right here. I think he’s hiding something. I don’t know what it is."
Maybe he doesn't want your sex-offender hands between his legs!

Miami Township police chief wants to retire and get rehired. Don't we all. I'd like to do it a dozen times. But the overwhelming, everyday corruption in Miami Twp. makes this seem minor.
"Trustees Mike Nolan and Charlie Lewis said they characterized the email, obtained by the Dayton Daily News through an open records request, as a “threat” and Nolan called it “blackmail.”"
Business as usual. Double-dipping is the least of the corruption in Miami Twp. They'll kill somebody next week and pretend that's OK too. This goes back to the DiPietro scandal. There's something really rotten in Miami Twp.

No wonder Miami Twp. corruption is back in the news.
"An evidentiary hearing has been scheduled for June 24 to allow more evidence to be presented in the administrative appeal of former Miami Twp. Deputy Police Chief John DiPietro.
Richard Lipowicz asked Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Krumholtz for a judgment two weeks ago in part because township officials did not submit a full transcript of DiPietro’s disciplinary hearings as required by law."
This is the leverage whats-is-name is using for his retirement extortion. Miami Twp. makes the mafia look respectable.

I'm skeptical that Oakwood teachers pay will really be based on performance. That's the kind of thing government's tell serfs, but they lie.

Local housing is supposed to be on the rise. I'm skeptical.
"During the first three months of this year, 165 area homes in the foreclosure process were sold for an average price of $81,078. In the first quarter of 2012, 504 area homes in some stage of foreclosure were sold for an average price of $63,962, the RealtyTrac figures show."
I bet it won't last.

Local businesses want to partner with Dayton Racino. Well, who wouldn't? They're guaranteed profits from the government.

Police State

I'm skeptical that the government will publicize information on domestic spying.

You know things are bad for the FBI when government apologist number 1, the Washington Post, demands answers about the FBI's murder of Boston Marathon suspect 1's buddy in Orlando. Remember when I predicted that the FBI's victim was unarmed, and reports contradicted me by claiming he wielded a knife? The report was a lie. I was right.
"As best we can make out, Mr. Todashev had confessed to participating with Mr. Tsarnaev, a fellow Chechen, in a 2011 triple murder. He then apparently did something to provoke an FBI agent in the room, and the agent shot him. An early account — all have been provided anonymously — indicated that Mr. Todashev had a knife. On Wednesday, though, it emerged that he was unarmed."
Because this is a high profile story, this corruption is coming out. The sad reality is this level of corruption is ubiquitous in government police actions, but because the stories are so low profile, the corruption never gets exposed.
"With the eyes of the world once again on the United States’ response to an act of terrorism and its treatment of foreign nationals, the last thing the U.S. government needs to do is fuel wild conspiracy theories by releasing too little information or investigating too slowly."
The government's media protectors want us to believe stories like these are wild conspiracy theories. Mainstream reports get rich protecting the government. But the truth is these stories are neither wild nor theories. The FBI really did conspire to entrap those two men, and it really did execute the man in Orlando.The article didn't even mention the interrogation and murder of the victim occurred in Orlando.

Exposing the farcical lies.
"The Daily Mail pointed out that this "confession" was [written by the unarmed suspect while he was dodging a hail of bullets] "a critical piece of evidence for police as it reiterates what Dzhokhar said to them in the hospital after his arrest." But how could he have been able to "say" anything to police at the hospital if, as they reported, he was shot in the throat and could not speak?"
This story is a joke. I predict it these lies will be exposed. This isn't JFK. The internet exists. Thousands of videos and pictures exist. This entrapment, cover-up and patsy attack will fail. But the victims will still be dead. Here's an interesting point.
"This could all speak to the folly of the media continuing to print "unnamed sources" as if they were always purely factual, acting as mere stenographers for government authorities. But these initial false reports certainly seem an attempt to control the narrative and frame the perceptions of the masses while a fact-based counter-narrative slowly trickles out mostly unnoticed."
If we could pressure the press to end unnamed sources, it would change the way news was presented tremendously for the better.

Here's a New York Times headline about the murder:
"Man Tied to Boston Suspect Is Said to Have Attacked Agent Before Being Shot"
This is the gangsters' defense. Every time a dozen gangsters would kill some innocent guy, the dozen gangsters would claim the guy attacked one of them. Since the victim was dead, there was no evidence to contradict them, so they would get off scot-free. The supreme gangsters in the US government use the same ploy to even greater success since the people are fooled into thinking they work in our interest.

The FBI is investigating itself over this murder. You can't make this stuff up.

AG Holder's downward spiral continues as he requests off-record meeting with media, which they refuse. It's fun to watch our rulers eat their own.

When the government propagandists tell us that the Republican nominee of a Democrat president for head of the FBI is independent and principled, you know it means he's a police state fanatic who will not bow to any pressure to acknowledge the natural rights of the people.

FBI sends another patsy to prison.
"A U.S. judge sentenced a young Lebanese immigrant to 23 years in prison Thursday for placing a backpack he believed contained a powerful bomb along a bustling street near a major Chicago sports stadium."
You know what comes next.
"FBI undercover agents had given him the bag."
As predicted.

Ohio House passes bill requiring courts to report when somebody is determined mentally ill. That sounds redundant - why would they keep it secret? -  so bet something evil and probably infringing on the right to keep and bear arms is buried in this bill.

Health Care

Of course retirement is bad for your health.
"According to a new report released by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA),1 following an initial boost in health, retirement increases your risk of clinical depression by 40 percent while raising your chances of being diagnosed with a physical condition by 60 percent."
We're genetically programmed to work.

Supposedly response to words signifies autism. It also signifies lack of phonetic reading skills. I bet there's a relationship.

Some liberal propaganda story claims Ohio ranks in bottom third of states in health, but the focus on smoking. Smoking isn't bad for health in itself. This is propaganda.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Global Warming and Energy

The supposed consensus on climate, even if it was correct, which it is not, doesn't matter. The whole global warming industry is corrupt.
"It doesn’t matter if 97 percent or even 100 percent of published papers endorse the consensus of man-made warming. One hundred percent of the world’s top climate models, 44 models in all, projected a rise in global surface temperatures over the last 15 years. And 100 percent of the climate models were wrong. The empirical data does not support the theory of dangerous man-made climate change."
The frauds can't overcome the facts.

James Hansen's claims about sea level rise falsified.


Kindergartner gets detention and forced to apologize for bringing Lego G.I. Joe gun on school bus. This isn't insanity on the part of government schools. It's brainwashing to promote gun control in the future.


Construction begins on Dayton racino. Last I remember, Ohio's gambling regulators hadn't OKed the plan yet.

Health Care

Big Food including Monsanto creates organizations to promote bad food.

EU politicians are not in the pocket of Big Food like US politicians.

Jury nullifies oppressive regulations against a small farmer for the second time. While this is better than the alternative, the system clearly does not work. This man was harassed and lost tons of money to the legalized theft of the state.

I don't trust gene therapy to protect against the flu.


US drone strike kills Taliban leader and four others in Pakistan. No mention on who the four others were.

US soldier to plead guilty to massacre of 16 in Afghanistan.

John McCain's motive for meeting the Syrian rebels.
"So what did McCain do in Syria? The military backbone of the opposition is the al-Nusra Front, which has recently pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda. Did McCain meet with their commanders – in spite of the fact that they have recently been added to the State Department’s list of officially-designated terrorist organizations?"
So the US is arming people it officials claims are terrorists. Hello, definition of treason.
"He didn’t say. What we do know about his trip is that he went and listened to their demands that we set up a no fly zone, send them guns and cash, and attack Hezbollah in Lebanon – yes, Lebanon. They want us to widen the war, and naturally Sen. McCain is for that, too. Has there ever been a war he didn’t want to escalate?"
He went as their stooge to publicize their demands.
"The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to US intervention in Syria, including helping the jihadist rebels. But their opinion doesn’t count for much in Washington, D.C., where lobbyists, both foreign and domestic, rule the roost. Murky organizations with dubious ties to foreign groups, like the “Syrian Emergency Task Force,” have more sway than Joe Sixpack, and certainly WINEP, and – standing behind it – AIPAC have the kind of clout that could engineer US intervention in Syria’s vicious civil war. "
Government of our rulers, by our rulers, for our rulers. We're just the prey.
"Another “irony” for Sen. Paul to note: the same Moustafa Mouaz who is now serving as the executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force formerly held the same position for – you guessed it! – the Libyan Emergency Task Force. And we know how well that worked out for us.
Funny how these “emergency task forces” show up at precisely the right time, loaded with funding, and with good connections to the mainstream media and prominent politicians, – like Athena emerging fully armed from the head of Zeus."
Great analogy.

Sixty-nine Iraqs killed, 169 wounded. It never ends.

Police State

Texas legislature unanimously passes bill requiring police obtain a warrant to read any email.

In a good reminder that it makes no difference which party is in power, Obama to nominate Bush official to head FBI.

Judge orders child porn suspect to decrypt his hard drives.

More questions about the Boston Marathon suspects including did they murder the MIT cop?
"At the time of Collier’s shooting, the FBI had just released video of two unnamed “persons of interest” walking with backpacks—shown amid many other people walking with backpacks. The still-anonymous Tsarnaevs were nothing more than people with whom the FBI wanted to talk. No hard evidence had been released that connected them to the bombing itself.
Within hours of the FBI video release, everything went nuts. First came word of “officer down” at MIT. Then, quickly, news of a carjacking. Then police swarming everywhere. Then a shootout and the death of one suspect, followed by a lull, and then the discovery and near-death of the second suspect.
Soon came the narrative to explain much, if not all. The suspects in the video had been behind both the bombing and the killing of the police officer. We knew that because the carjacking victim had escaped, and told police and later selected media how his captors had confessed to him.
Boston Globe reporter Eric Moskowitz gained cooperation from the still-unnamed hostage (nicknamed “Danny”). Here’s a portion of Danny’s tale, in which the elder Tsarnaev, Tamerlan, confessed during the carjacking:
He asked if [Danny] had followed the news about Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings
“I did that,” said the man, who would later be identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev. “And I just killed a policeman in Cambridge.”
We’ll have more to say about the carjacking in a subsequent article. But for now, the key thing to remember is that in some ways, the shooting of Officer Collier immediately before the carjacking and the alleged confession in the car—to both crimes—were absolutely essential in creating the first profile of the Tsarnaevs as murder-minded individuals, not just two guys on a video wearing backpacks."
"Besides playing a central role in establishing a case against the brothers, Collier’s death also served a powerful symbolic purpose in the official narrative, with a huge memorial service for the MIT officer on April 24, addressed by Vice President Biden. Throughout, the spotlight has been on Collier as Hero—a kind of ritualistic hagiography devoid of any inclination to investigate the actual circumstances of his death.
For students of history, however, this part of the narrative had a familiar ring. Exactly half a century ago, another traumatic event took place: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The big break in that case came several hours later, when a police officer, J.D. Tippit, was shot and killed. Soon, one of the many employees in a tall building on Kennedy’s parade route, Lee Harvey Oswald, was connected to both events. Like Tamerlan Tsarnaev, he had recently spent time in Russia. Like Tamerlan Tsarnaev, he had been under scrutiny by the FBI before the crime.
In both cases, it was the killing of a police officer that turbocharged the police pursuit—and that, once the suspect was apprehended, convinced the public quickly that the police had their man.
Until the shooting of officer Collier, the Tsarnaevs were just two guys seen on a video wearing backpacks. And until the Tippit shooting, Oswald was just one of many employees in a building that most eyewitnesses felt was not even the source of the shots that killed Kennedy.
In both cases, the shooting of the police officer did not make a lot of sense in the context of the “main event” – but nevertheless gave the pursuit a jolt of adrenaline. Only later would crucial details of the narrative be changed—at a time when few would notice."
Interesting parallel.
"This is a false story, circulated days after the events. Collier was not outside a gas station and convenience store. Dzhokhar certainly appears to have gone into a gas station/convenience store later that evening, but Collier was not there and no murder took place at that time. Collier did not respond to a disturbance. He did not approach anyone. In fact, it’s likely he never even knew who shot him.
To this day, hardly anyone in the general public is aware of this glitch in the narrative. Yet it is very important. Because if the initial story had been, “unknown persons came up behind a police officer sitting quietly in his patrol car and shot him for no apparent reason, not even taking his firearm” – that would no doubt have triggered a very different media response."
Nice catch.
"Yet, even after it was clear that Collier had done nothing more than sit in his car while someone came up behind him and shot him, the authorities were still feeling it necessary to lay it on thick. On April 25, a week after Collier’s death, the New York Times was reporting
“I [still] consider him a hero,” Boston’s police commissioner, Edward Davis, said in an interview this week. “It was his death that ultimately led to the apprehension. The report of the shot officer led to all those resources being poured in.”
A cop had been shot, “all those resources” were poured into that general vicinity, and a juggernaut had been launched."
I've never heard of a US city city being locked down in martial law because a cop was murdered.
"It is also important to understand that the CBS News coverage—including the dubious claim that Collier was killed in an attempt to get his gun, and the belated story that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a confession on the interior walls of a boat while he lay bloody and grievously wounded – is helmed by John Miller, CBS Senior Correspondent, who between journalistic stints served as the top spokesman for the FBI. In other words, it is an FBI insider who is guiding the narrative."
Now that's significant news.
"Something crucial is missing from this account. Collier was not parked on the street. He was parked on the pavement, a distance from the corner, between two campus buildings. When I asked students about the scenario Chief DiFava presented, they were baffled. They didn’t recall patrols sitting between those buildings, and it was not apparent how or why anyone would save a minute at a red light by climbing the pavement and driving between buildings."
 Another police lie. Then...
"What are the odds? Of all the law enforcement people who could get shot in Watertown, only Donohue was. Unlike Collier, Donohue was a Boston transit policeman—but the two were good friends.
And then, more….We learned later that Donohue was hit not by the Tsarnaevs, but by “friendly fire.” That is, an early witness on the scene of the mysterious shooting of Officer Collier shortly thereafter became himself the victim of a strange shooting— by fellow law enforcement officers."
What are the odds?
"Donohue survived and, according to the Boston Globe on May 19, is saying nothing about that night because he … can’t:
Officer Richard “Dic” Donohue of the MBTA Transit Police remembers almost
nothing of the night he was shot during chaotic gunfire on a normally quiet
Watertown street, or of the murder of his close friend, MIT police Officer
Sean Collier, hours before in Cambridge.
An editor at The Globe told me they’d received tremendous grief from police for reporting the fact that Donohue had apparently been shot by fellow officers. This despite the fact that the paper hardly focused on that, initially reporting it in an article where it was almost mentioned in passing. Nonetheless—or perhaps because of the sensitivity, we’ve seen surprisingly little coverage of this angle by the local and national media."
That's convenient. This guy at Who? What? Why? is doing a heck of a job.

If you get pulled over with lots of cash in your car, cops will legally steal it.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Federal Reserve

Peter Schiff on the stupidity of debasing the currency.
"Never in the course of history has a country's economy failed because its currency was too strong. It's a pathology that simply does not exist. On the other hand, the list of those ruined by weak currencies is extensive. The view that a weak currency is desirable is so absurd that it could only have been devised to serve the political agenda of those engineering the descent. And while I don't blame policy makers from spinning self-serving fairy tales (that is their nature), I find extreme fault with those hypnotized members of the media and the financial establishment who have checked their reason at the door.
A currency war is different from any other kind of conventional war in that the object is to kill oneself. The nation that succeeds in inflicting the most damage on its own citizens wins the war. The only real way to win is not to play."
It's going to be painful.

Global Warming and Energy

Another electric car company goes bankrupt.

Rate of sea level rise slows, but with no help from Obama.

Police State

Kentucky Police Chief advocates gangland style revenge killing for murder of cop.

Poor parents blame Facebook for their daughter's suicide, so an Italian prosecutor is investigating.


Ohio legislature considers bill to keep illegal immigrants from obtaining a driver's license, but the DDN headline says it applies to all immigrants. The article also fails to report on Obama's lawlessness by not deporting these illegal immigrants.


Heat Nightclub goes to court to save itself from the government. Clearly the case is rigged against it. Court grants preliminary injunction, continuing the shutdown.
"During testimony, club owner and manager Jessica Kennedy admitted to selling liquor by the bottle and giving away alcohol for free — both violations of her permit — Tuesday during the preliminary hearing."
I don't know about selling liquor by the bottle, but I'm sure every bar gives away some drinks. This is one of those selective applications of the law against people the state doesn't like.

This is a dumb reason to have the Fourth of July fireworks in June.
"“It sounds funny because it’s in June, but it’s our way of boosting support for the CityFolk festival,” said Joe Parlette, the city’s interim director of recreation and youth services."
This is another crony government decision.

Beavercreek schools, which has lost several levy votes in a row, pulls new levy from August ballot ostensibly to put it on the November ballot. Maybe they'll put it on the November ballot since no big offices are up for vote that election. The real reason they're pulling it is they expect to lose again.

More political shake-up, another official fired, in Miami Township.


The US reports Chinese hackers have stolen the plans to advanced US weapons systems.
"The compromised weapons designs include, among others, the advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter."
And the government wants to take over securing the internet. What a joke.

Pat Buchanan on the disintegration of artificial borders in the Middle East.
"And what did our intervention in Libya to oust Moammar Gadhafi produce but a failed state, the Benghazi atrocity, and the spread of al-Qaida into Mali and Niger?
Why should Americans die for a Sunni triumph in Syria? At best, we might bring about a new Muslim Brotherhood regime in Damascus, as in Cairo. At worst, we could get a privileged sanctuary for that al-Qaida affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front."
Let's hope Obama gets out of it.

EU to arm Syrian rebels. Russia to provide upgraded air defense systems to Assad. Israel threatens to attack the Russian missile shipments. This gets more nuts by the hour.

Health Care

Vaccine risk denies are trying to silence the opposition.

Criticism of genetic testing for radical mastectomies.

Former pro-GM scientist now tells of the dangers.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Federal Reserve

News flash: the people who can secretly and legally print money and buy anything they want control the world economy.
"As far as intervening in the gold price, Hudes said it was an effort by the powerful network and its central banks to “hold onto its paper currency” — a suspicion shared by many analysts and even senior government officials. The World Bank whistleblower also said that contrary to official claims, she did not believe there was any gold being held in Fort Knox. Even congressmen and foreign governments have tried to find out if the precious metals were still there, but they met with little success. Hudes, however, believes the scam will eventually come undone. "
If they got rid of the gold, they'll blame somebody else when it becomes common knowledge.

Police State

The institution of police is a recent invention, arising from the socialist "company town". Of course the company police protected the company at the expense of the workers just as modern police protect the government at the expense of citizens.
"“Police” have become a class of persons immune from the normal rules of civilized human interaction. Almost a sacred priesthood. And we are expected to play the role of humble supplicant – thanking them for their “service.”  Somewhere, far below, Alan Pinkerton is looking upward – and smiling."
No kidding.

Hackers obtain blueprints to new Australian security bureau. Oops.

Health Care

Another study disputes the link between cholesterol and heart disease.

China incinerates Monsanto GM corn.


CIA and military ties to the proposed ground zero mosque.

Why Americans adopted the Constitution.
"There is ample evidence that northern manufactures supported the federal Constitution because they hoped through uniform national tariffs to capture the southern market. Alexander Hamilton's early correspondence as treasury secretary under Washington is full of complaints that Americans continued to buy from abroad and pleas for duties. Thus, while the Constitution set up a free-trade zone within the states, it also created a closed or captive market, in which Americans would be free to buy within but not without."
Forcing tariffs on the south was the same reason for the Civil War.
"Hence, by the mid-80s, a few wealthy speculators held most of the continental certificates."
I bet they all ended up at the constitutional convention.
"The progressive historian Charles A. Beard shocked, shocked, the nation in 1913 with the publication of his Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. He pointed out that those who wanted a new national government were personally interested in the outcome, standing to benefit financially if it was ratified. Beard pointed out that "large and important groups of economic interests were adversely affected by the system of government under the Articles of Confederation, namely, those of public securities, shipping and manufacturing, money at interest; in short, capital as opposed to land."  After failing to strengthen the Articles through amendments, the leaders of these groups united behind an effort to institute a new government with the powers to raise taxes, fund the debt, enact tariffs and navigation laws."
Self interest, as always.


Warmonger John McCain sneaks from Turkey into Syria to meet with the rebels. That's a great way to de-legitimize them with the Syrian people.
"McCain and one commander discussed Hezbollah's increasing role in Syrian fighting and also the issue of extremism, when McCain asked commanders how to best combat extremism. The commanders agreed that the best way was for them to be armed under the command of Idris."
The rebels don't want to combat the extremists. They are the extremists, and they want US weapons.
"The Daily Beast reports that during the meetings, rebel leaders called on the U.S. to increase its support to the Syrian opposition and provide them with heavy weapons, a no-fly zone, and airstrikes on the Syrian regime and Hezbollah forces."
The US should cut off all aid so this civil war will quickly end.

Eighty-one killed, 246 wounded in Iraq.

Global Warming and Energy

Atmospheric relationship causing el Nino.

California politicians want to ban beach camp fires.


Ron Paul agrees that Obama's recent speeches about foreign policy change nothing. They were political pandering and nothing of substance, imo, in hopes of distracting people from his numerous scandals.
"The speech speaks of more war and more killing and more interventionism all masked in the language of withdrawal."
Sounds like the same thing I wrote the day he gave it.Another critical review.

Glenn Greenwald highlights the difference between war and terrorism, and is attacked for it.

The Syrian government is reclaiming ground from the US backed al Qaeda rebels.


Squirrel and tree cut power.

Every other day teens fool the bomb squad into spending all at school so they can get out of school. While the teens and bomb squad are playing patty-cake games, somebody blew up a local car with a bomb.

Another phony report of a bomb.

One of the great scams we've heard all our lives is that government is going to save money by rolling over debt. Government is never going to save money by paying off debt. It's always refinancing. We're supposed to believe this perpetual debt, perpetually refinanced, saves us money, but it doesn't. It can't.

Police State

This claim the government needed a super-search warrant to eavesdrop on James Rosen is silly. The government records every electronic communication, which includes all phone calls, in the US. Talking about warrants is a distraction from this real crime.

The FBI's war on the media.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Health Care

Why you can't believe government nutritionists.

GM apples to hit stores.

FDA buries fecal transplants under new drug regulations.

Scientific publication hires former Monsanto employee after publishing a study critical of Monsanto products.
"FCT took on Goodman, a former Monsanto employee and well-known supporter of industry viewpoints, immediately following the publication of a controversial paper that was critical of Monsanto’s principal products. In doing so, FCT senior management bypassed the normal scientific editorial culture of gradual promotion from within."
So much for conflict of interest.

Dr. Mercola on Angelina's preventive double mastectomy. Why not cut your head off?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Health Care

Two million people protest Monsanto world wide.


Hezbollah enters Syrian war to save President Assad. Israel's strategy of dividing radical Muslims is working.

Tax and Spend

Thousands of bridges vulnerable to collapse. That's what we get for allowing government to control them.


ESPN is doing its first story this year on four time NBA champion and the person who led the Spurs into the western conference finals. The story is Tim Duncan is getting a divorce.

Freedom of Speech

AG Holder claimed he recused himself from the press investigation. He lied. Now he's going to investigate himself. It's a always a fraud when the government investigates itself, but this is remarkably obvious fraud.

Federal Reserve

Google forced to cut off payment to Argentine app developers because of Argentine currency restrictions.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Boy Scouts to accept gay boys but not gay adults.

Slashdot unhappy that people get to choose their own measurement system. It wants the government to force the metric system on all Americans at the point of the government's gun. Obama was right again.

War on Drugs

Our gracious and benevolent masters have allowed registered voters to sign petitions to allow people to vote to legalize marijuana for medical use.

Freedom of Speech

Prosecutor seizes records of White House and Fox News phones including James Rosen's parents. This is another case of watching snakes eat each other. Have you noticed how the IRS and media scandals have pushed the Benghazi scandal out of the news?

Judge Napolitano on the government's invasion of James Rosen's press rights.
"Prior to securing Kim’s indictment, the Department of Justice obtained a search warrant for Google’s records of Rosen’s personal emails by telling a federal judge that Rosen had committed the crime of conspiracy by undue flattery of Kim and appealing to Kim’s vanity until Kim told Rosen what he wanted to hear. In a word, that is rubbish. And the FBI agent who claimed that asking a source for information and the federal judge who found that the flattering questions alone constituted criminal behavior were gravely in error.
Reporters are protected in their craft by the First Amendment, and the Supreme Court has ruled that they can ask whatever questions they wish without fear of prosecution. If Kim revealed classified information to Rosen — a charge Kim vigorously denies — that is Kim’s crime, not Rosen’s. The Supreme Court ruled in the Pentagon Papers case that it is not a crime for a journalist to seek secrets, to receive them, to possess them and to publish them so long as they affect a matter of material public interest.
The government’s behavior here is very troubling. Government lawyers and FBI agents are charged with knowing the law. They must have known that Rosen committed no crime, and they no doubt never intended to charge him, and they never have. They materially misled the judge, who saw the phrase “probable cause” of criminal activity (taken from the Fourth Amendment) in their affidavit in support of the search warrant they sought, and he signed. The judge should have seen this for the ruse it was. It is inconceivable that a person could conspire to commit a crime (release of classified information) that is impossible for that person to commit, particularly with a Supreme Court case directly on point."
This sounds much more like intimidation than criminal investigation. Article mentions a few of the many examples of Obama lawlessness.

Federal Reserve

The Fed has injected foreign banks with over $1 trillion in cash.


CBS news marginalizing aggressive reporter for her focus on Benghazi to the point where she is considering leaving CBS, probably because the president of CBS news is the brother of Obama's deputy national security advisor, a key figure in the Benghazi scandal.
""CBS News executives" are wringing their hands that Sharyl Attkisson maybe "wading dangerously close" to advocacy on Benghazi.  It's now entirely reasonable to ask if the top executive at the network may be "wading dangerously close" to a massive conflict of interest.  Is David Rhodes trying to protect his brother -- who's just been revealed to be knee-deep in the Benghazi cover-up -- by muzzling and marginalizing a problematic journalist within his news division?"
This is another example that the media and government are in bed together, often literally.

Police State

Cops trained to claim cell phones could be firearms so they can seize them to prevent being recorded.

Miami police employ cameras, military vehicle to patrol the beach over Memorial Day weekend. Our government has gone nuts, allowing testosterone junkies to oppress us, and the scariest part is most Americans support it.

The unbelievable story of the FBI agent shooting a man he was questioning about the Boston Marathon bombers is already collapsing.
"Initially, FBI officials said Todashev, 27, became violent and lunged at an agent with a knife while he was being questioned about Tsarnaev and an unsolved 2011 triple murder in the Boston suburb of Waltham. The agent, acting on an "imminent threat," then shot Todashev, they said. However, later in the day, some of those officials had backed off that preliminary account, and it's no longer clear what happened in the moments before the fatal shooting, The Associated Press reported."
This stinks.
"Sources told Fox 25 News in Boston that Todashev, a Russian national living legally in Florida, was about to sign a confession linking him to the Waltham slayings just before the shooting took place. "I heard a couple of loud bangs and saw a couple of cop cars riding by," said Jared Morse, who lives in the area. "They wouldn't let anyone out to see anything or anything like that, so they made us go back inside.""
Cops have no power to force people to go inside. This doubly stinks. Man killed was planning to visit his parents in Russia after the interview. The FBI hasn't even clarified how many people were interviewing him. They're still trying to get their lying stories straight.

Blogger tests the pressure cooker theory of the Boston Marathon bombing.
"“We don’t sell pressure cookers,” she said.
“How can a cookware section not sell pressure cookers? Anyhow, your website says you sell a line of Fagor pressure cookers.”
She replied, “We stopped selling them after the Boston Bombing.”
So it goes. Guns—even the gun used in the incident, still get sold in stores after the Newtown, CT, school massacre, but when someone makes a bomb with an ordinary kitchen implement, they are taken off the shelves. (What’s next, a demand for licenses to buy canning equipment?)"
At least it was voluntary. I understand that Macy's feared a backlash if they didn't remove those pressure cookers.
"After getting a calculation that a quart of black powder weighs about two pounds (a very general measurement, because the compound changes weight according to the humidity, and can be loosely or densely packed like any powder), and testing a bag of small nails to find that they weigh about six pounds per quart, and after weighing the pot itself, we found that the whole contraption, fully loaded with four to five quarts of powder, two quarts’ worth of nails and BBs, and a battery and ignition device, would weigh about 30 lbs. So we put a sufficient number of exercise weight plates into our container, shut the lid, and tried carrying it in two backpacks similar in construction to the ones on the two brothers’ backs."
Needless to say, the result doesn't match the photos of the backpacks carried by the brothers, but the blogger is making assumptions about the amount of powder, nails and BBs. This is interesting:
"As for Dzhokhar, the photo of a pack set on the sidewalk in front of a bunch of spectators, in the spot where bomb number two exploded bears no resemblance to the pack he was photographed wearing, which had wide black seam lines and zippers."
They are obviously different packs. BM suspect 1's pack might be the same as the exploded one in the picture, but the other one is not even close.
"Meanwhile, there were people on the scene near the finish line who were wearing backpacks that were both very dark black and large enough and full-enough looking to be containing a loaded pressure kettle. These men were observed and photographed wearing baseball caps and shirts bearing the uniquely drawn white skull logo of a Houston, TX-based mercenary-for-hire firm called Craft International Security (whom no governmental agency will admit to having hired). Curiously, images of several of the men wearing those packs show them to have an unusual white square image on the top of the pack, quite like the white square visible in the FBI’s image of the exploded black pack. The Craft personnel’s packs are made of material that looks remarkably similar to  whatever was used to make the exploded pack. (The man on the right below is photographed before the bombing. He is also seen, in an image taken after the explosion, running alongside a second identically-dressed Craft man wearing a pack and the company’s logo-emblazoned hat. Note that the left runner, interestingly, now no longer has on his pack. Where did it go?)"
His pack also seems to match the color of the exploded pack better.
"A copy of the transcript of a hospital bedside visit to Dzhokhar in Beth Israel Hospital by Federal Judge Marianne B. Bowler, who had finally called a halt to the interrogation (all conducted without a lawyer or witness present, despite reports that Dzhokhar had repeatedly requested and been denied an attorney), gives a good idea of how aware and capable of talking he actually was:"
He couldn't speak. He can only nod.

Riots in Sweden. British machete terrorist claims he wanted to start a war in London. If there were lots of people surrounding the terrorists, why did they let them behead their victim? The attack retaliation for the war in Afghanistan. Links between terrorism in Britain and the rebellion in Syria.
"That US overt and covert support of the insurgency in Syria, including its radical and al-Qaeda affiliated elements, is a known fact. Yet Kerry with a straight face simply fails to mention it. As in the days of Bush, the Obama administration is making its own reality. But we know that eventually these US-supported Islamist radicals with Western passports will come home -- and now we have a better idea of what might be in store for us when they do."
More blowback.
"But here is the really good part: Kerry in the above quote argues that a government using deadly military force on its own citizens without trial justifies foreign-sponsored "regime change" on the very day that the US government has admitted to using deadly military force on its own citizens without trial!"
Nice catch on the hypocrisy.

Opportunists jump on the British attack as excuse to monitor all electronic communication. sues FBI over surveillance. Background.

Private policing is superior to government policing.
"The key to effective protection, says Dale, is love. Not guns, not violence, not laws. His employees have to love their customers. They have to care about their customers' safety more than their own. They also have to be the kind of people who would rather not use violence first. This is the exact opposite of what the government advocates for its police officers."
The customer comes first. Government has no customers. It only has victims.
"The market is the true will of the people. Providers have to respond to the people's will or else they will be out of business. The state has no such pressure. At most it has to worry about its image a little, sort of the way a serial killer has to worry about mimicking human emotion so his victims will let their guard down. "
That's a great analogy.

Health Care

Study claims women 40 percent more likely to develop mental illness than men. I'm skeptical. At best, mental illness is greatly over diagnosed. It may be a complete sham. This is more likely about reporting. Women tend to talk about being upset more than men.

Tax and Spend

Congress and the media go after Lois Lerner. Congressmen claim she waived her fifth amendment rights, but they don't call it a right. They call it a privilege. Lerner placed on administrative leave. She's being punished for spilling the beans, not for taking the fifth. She refused to resign.

Award winning, long time St. Louis anchor man fired over claim the IRS targeted him after interview of Obama.
"The IRS claims Conners and his wife, Janet L. Conners, owe more than $85,000 from 2008, 2009 and 2010. Larry Conners said he has had a tax accountant prepare his statements for years and that he and his wife had paid taxes for 2008-2010, but the IRS disagreed with the Conners over some deductions. He was on a payment plan with the IRS, he said, but after the Obama interview, the IRS cancelled the plan. In September a lien was placed on their Clayton home. The IRS declined to comment."
Sounds like retaliation to me.

It would be kind of exciting to see a special prosecutor appointed. Those guys want to make a name for themselves, and they do it by taking down other big-time politicians. It's like watching snakes feed on each other. And the IRS is about the worst of the snakes.

I don't want the government using stolen money to pay for tornado safe rooms or anything else.

Government bridge collapses in Washington State.

Global Warming and Energy

EU energy summit rolls back global warming agenda in favor of cheaper energy. The US government is too evil to do the same.

I don't think Obama supports fracking and natural gas. His EPA regulations restrict them. Those industries are booming despite him.

The same as they do every year, federal forecasters predict busy hurricane season. They probably just bring out the same forecast year after year and just change the date.
"The federal government predicts an above-average hurricane season in the Atlantic this year, with seven to 11 hurricanes expected."
That's a huge range. That's not a prediction. The bad news is Joe Bastardi also predicts a heavy season.
"Although Bastardi predicts 3 fewer named storms than the 19 that formed in the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, he expects the storms on average to be stronger and more energetic.
Bastardi forecasts the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index -  a metric of storm energy and longevity totaled across an entire hurricane season – to reach 165, well above 2012′s season total of 126."
Let's hope they don't make landfall.

A series of lies, exaggerations and mistakes by environmentalists.


Exposing bogus claims about sweat shops.
"One of the most elementary propositions of the science of economics is that the higher the price of anything, the smaller is the quantity of it that will be purchased. This applies to labor no less than to goods. If wage rates in Bangladesh are arbitrarily increased, fewer workers will be employed in Bangladesh. In that case, workers who would have earned low wages will earn no wages. They will starve. If employers in Bangladesh are compelled to make improvements in working conditions of a kind that do not pay for themselves, the cost of those improvements represents the equivalent of a rise in wage rates. Again, there will be unemployment."
People work in those jobs because doing so is better than the alternative. Arbitrarily raising prices would take away the better opportunity for many.
"The high profits that can be earned in a Third World country, if not prevented by too many obstacles, will be heavily saved and invested, mainly in that Third World country. As the experience of Taiwan, South Korea, and now even mainland China shows, a generation or more of such a process results in a vast accumulation of means of production in the country—i.e., numerous new factories, with better and better equipment."
And better working conditions and higher wages.

Bernanke hints at slowing bond purchases. Stocks fall. This shows that the stock market is a bubble blown by the Fed.
"U.S. Treasuries sold off on Bernanke's comments about possibly tapering bond purchases, with the yield on the 10-year note, which moves inversely to the price, crossing 2 percent. European shares .FTEU3 ended 0.2 percent higher, with European markets closing before the release of the Fed minutes."
This shows how trapped Bernanke is. If he slows down purchases one iota, the stock market and treasury bubbles will burst. The US government will be forced to admit it's broke.

Japanese stocks fall over 7 percent.

Texas, red states at the top of economic growth stats. Ohio, blue states at the bottom.

The economy is not a machine.

While elites like George Soros keep talking down gold, they're loading up on it.
"If the orchestration is apparent to me, a person with no experience as a gold trader, it certainly must be apparent to federal regulators. But don’t expect any action from the Commodities Futures Trading Corporation. It is headed by a former Goldman Sachs executive."
He's doing his job for our rulers.

Gold and silver bullion shortages continue.


US and allies to increase aid to rebels.
"The U.S. and several key allies looked again Wednesday for a strategy to end Syria's civil war, their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the Assad regime's military gains and Washington still unwilling to join those providing the rebels with lethal military aid."
If they really want to end the war, the solution obvious: stop aiding the rebels. Instead the US is prolonging the war and increasing casualties by aiding the rebels. US claims of caring about humanitarian issues are lies. Not only that, but the rebels are affiliated with al Qaeda. We're at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates. The US is aiding them. Aiding and abetting the enemy is the definition of treason. The US government is implementing a policy of treason.

Syrian rebel rips out and bites soldier's heart.

Military suffers wave of gay sex assaults. This was easily predicted.

Obama to transfer drone program from CIA to Pentagon. Here's the text of Obama's long, droning speech. The press claims he's limiting drone strikes, but I doubt there'll be any limits in practice. I bet this is pure political theater.

Obama continues war on terror unabated. Press pretends he's putting an end to it.

Obama must have listened to me when I advised him to lift the ban on transferring Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen.  Too bad he doesn't listen to me on everything.

Senate unanimously calls on Obama to obey the law. Apparently this is a big deal with libertarians. The problem is the law, not this resolution.

How Bush and Obama expanded the war on terror beyond the Authorization for Use of Military Force and legislation to reign the president in.


Another bomb threat closes a local school.
"The threat was written on the back of a stall door in a girls’ bathroom."
These people are making the authorities look like idiots.

Another car fire.

Schools pushing costs for extracurricular activities onto parents. Hopefully this will lead to more parents pulling their kids from government schools and putting them into private schools.

Springboro teachers prepare to strike. This is an opportunity to fire all the teachers and close all the schools. This would get the bureaucrats out from between the teachers and the parents so they could work together to insure children got the best education at the lowest price.
"The school board is seeking significant concessions on salary, insurance, and working conditions, according to the union."
Abolishing the government schools would free teachers and parents to negotiate individually and reach voluntary agreements on wages included benefits and working conditions. Think of the cost savings that would come from not paying bureaucrats and not maintaining giant, cookie cutter prison schools. Better yet, think of the great education children would get as teachers focused on what was important to parents, not politicians, not bureaucrats.

After 80 years of the war on drugs, heroin rings are everywhere because there's a ton of money to be made. The government can't change the laws of economics.

Orwell would enjoy this headline: Fifteen graduate from Juvenile Drug Court.


Ohio to effectively ban internet sweepstakes cafes. The casinos win.

How in the world does a marriage decree prevent one former spouse from having overnight guests? This is what you get when the government takes control of marriage. This judge is actually obeying the law. The law - government control of marriage in any form - is the problem.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I've been writing about Dayton and big cities in Ohio except Columbus losing population for years. The DDN suddenly noticed.
"Of the 729 cities nationwide that have more than 50,000 residents, nine of every 10 gained population from 2010 to July 1, 2012, according to the new Census data.
But in Ohio it was the reverse, as 14 of the state’s 15 largest cities lost population in that same period. Every major Ohio city except Columbus ranked near the bottom in percentage population change, with Youngstown listed dead last at 729th in the Census estimates, the only city in the nation to lose more than 2 percent of its population the past two years."
Neither the words tax, fee nor income appear in the story. Cincinnati, Dayton, Kettering and Springfield are near the bottom of the national list. For comparison,
"The fastest-growing cities in the nation the past two years were small cities in the south and west, according to the Census estimates, with suburbs of Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Texas taking five of the top seven spots."
It's the taxes.


Dad saves kids from burning car. I seem to be seeing burning car stories all the time now.

Tax and Spend

Oklahoma school destroyed by tornadoes had no tornado-safe basement. I don't want government spending stolen money on tornado-safe basements for schools. I want them to get out of the school business.

Tesla motors pays off government loan because government policy and the Fed printing money has driven its stock into a bubble and because the feds heavily subsidize the purchase of its vehicles.
"Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, 'I would like to thank the Department of Energy and the members of Congress and their staffs that worked hard to create the ATVM program, and particularly the American taxpayer from whom these funds originate. I hope we did you proud.'"
Tesla is using government money to pay off its government loan, and Musk knows it..

Federal Reserve

More evidence that we should never believe the government about counterfeiting.
"The Bank of Canada unveiled the new series of bank notes in 2011, touting the their world-class security and durability.
In the past several weeks, police have seized counterfeit polymer bills in cities within the Lower Mainland area surrounding Vancouver.“What we think is happening is that people are so confident in the notes is that they’re not really looking at them,” said Sgt. Duncan Pound, who works with the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit.
“The security features only work if people are looking at them before they accept them,” he said."
It's just a false sense of security.

Analysis of bitcoin and crypto-currency in general.

Health Care

ADHD symptoms linked to increased risk of obesity later in life. This provides more evidence ADHD has a lot to do with feeding children sugar.

Vitamin C kills drug resistant tuberculosis. How much money has the government stolen from us to develop dangerous and debilitating drugs before somebody noticed that an everyday vitamin could be a cure. Whoever announced this discovery will probably be fired for putting and end to this government gravy train.


Photo of young Angela Merkel in a communist military uniform with East German superiors upsets the former communist who doesn't want her past known.
"All children had to take part if they wanted to go to university, but Mrs Merkel is also alleged to have been a propaganda secretary for the youth movement, the FDJ. "
There's no way to know how much she's being slimed for doing what she had to do to succeed in East Germany and how much she bought into the communist philosophy.

Global Warming and Energy

1975 article warns of global cooling.
"And there you have it: whether it is "global cooling," or "global warming," or that even more empty phrase "climate change," whatever atmospheric conditions exist provide fodder for those of a collectivist mindset to want to control all human action.  I suspect that, if the evidence emerged that the climate was at a standstill, this would lead Sen. Boxer and her people-pushing cronies to argue that we must have a federal "stimulus" program to get the climate moving again!"

On the phony and collapsing consensus about AGW.

Tracks of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Opportunist Barbara Boxer blames global warming.


The US liberation of France led to rape and sexual assault.
"The soldiers who landed in Normandy on D-Day were greeted as liberators, but by the time American G.I.’s were headed back home in late 1945, many French citizens viewed them in a very different light.
In the port city of Le Havre, the mayor was bombarded with letters from angry residents complaining about drunkenness, jeep accidents, sexual assault — “a regime of terror,” as one put it, “imposed by bandits in uniform.”
This isn’t the “greatest generation” as it has come to be depicted in popular histories. But in “What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American G.I. in World War II France,” the historian Mary Louise Roberts draws on French archives, American military records, wartime propaganda and other sources to advance a provocative argument: The liberation of France was “sold” to soldiers not as a battle for freedom but as an erotic adventure among oversexed Frenchwomen, stirring up a “tsunami of male lust” that a battered and mistrustful population often saw as a second assault on its sovereignty and dignity."
More evidence that war violence breeds sexual violence.

Army Sergeant accused of secretly filming female cadets at West Point.
"A sergeant first class on the staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point has been accused of videotaping female cadets without their consent, sometimes when they were undressed in the bathroom or the shower, according to Army officials. "
It's everywhere.

With three scandals battering Obama, he might attack Syria to change the media focus. Americans generally rally around the flag when the president attacks somebody, but Americans strongly against attacking Syria, so this might blow up in his face.
"This week Obama told the press his administration has fairly solid evidence that chemical weapons were used by Damascus against al-Qaeda and its allies. Obama also said he still wants more and better evidence that Asaad used the weapons. This long has been his standard line.
But then, before closing his remarks, Obama lapsed into his patented weeping-for-humanity mode, saying in an almost off-hand manner enough thousands of Syrians had been killed in the civil war to justify intervention by that American-killing and nation-bankrupting fiction of our bipartisan governing elite’s imagination, the “U.S.-led International Community.” In other words, our beleaguered president already is looking to distract Americans from his administration’s rampant felonies, and what better way to quiet the hounds of just retribution than by consigning U.S. soldiers and Marines to death in a useless intervention in Syria, a place where no genuine U.S. national interest is at stake. One straw in the wind: Friday’s news brought word of Obama’s talking-points-changing, intelligence-leaking lickspittle of a CIA Director, John Brennan, sneaking into Israel to “discuss Syria.”"
Americans are less resistant to intervention if the Syrian government used chemical weapons.

AG Holder admits US drone strikes have killed four Americans.
"In a letter to Congressional leaders obtained by The New York Times, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. disclosed that the administration had deliberately killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen.
The American responsibility for Mr. Awlaki’s death has been widely reported, but the administration had until now refused to confirm or deny it.
The letter also said that the United States had killed three other Americans: Samir Khan, who was killed in the same strike; Mr. Awlaki’s son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who was also killed in Yemen; and Jude Mohammed, who was killed in a strike in Pakistan.
“These individuals were not specifically targeted by the United States,” Mr. Holder wrote."
I hope the press presses Obama about this after his speech.