Political Commentary and All Things Wicked

Government Trolls Among Us

I’m not going to write about this myself as the article is too long, but thought it would be good information for people to read.  The link is here:

http://personalliberty.com/2014/02/26/new-nsa-docs-confirm-long-held-blogger-fears-there-are-government-trolls-among-us/

The information comes from Snowden who released more information on what the NSA and the King’s administration is doing.  It’s a good read and I hope you all will go to the link above.

Peppermint

By: Davetherave

The Obama administration has and continues to work with Muslim Brotherhood members. But did you know some establishment Republicans are also in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood? You may be shocked by what you see in this video, but being informed provides power.

 

In the wake of the ominous announcement last week by the State and Homeland Security Departments that they are no longer going to enforce statutory prohibitions on granting asylum to individuals who have provided “limited” material support to terrorists, two proponents of such policies have been called to account.

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and an individual with longstanding family and personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Suhail Khan, are the subject of a letter to leaders of the American Conservative Union (ACU) signed by ten influential national security practitioners. The signers include: former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, former Congressman Allen West, former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin and former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz.

The joint letter transmits a Statement of Facts that responds to, and challenges, representations made concerning Messrs. Norquist and Khan in an exculpatory memorandum to the ACU Board written in September 2011 by one of its members, attorney Cleta Mitchell.  The ACU Board was moved on the basis of those representations to endorse Norquist and Khan, both of whom serve as members. You can read the entire letter by clicking on the link provided below.

The Center for Security Policy facilitated the compilation of the forty-five pages listing eighty-seven rigorously documented facts and fifty-five endnotes.  Its President, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. was the subject of the Mitchell memo that claimed on the basis of “fairly substantial due diligence” to have found no basis for the facts and endnotes.

Both the Left and phony Right are actively trying to destroy this great country in ways never imaginable. Having traitors to the left of us and traitors to the right is certainly something we’ve known for quite a while, but this elevates the collusion to a whole new level in my opinion.  Very scary times to put it lightly.

Joint Letter Link:

http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Assault-on-the-Right-w-cover-letter.pdf

http://www.westernjournalism.com

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Warning:  This article is very grim. If you are faint of heart do not continue.

America Is Plunging Into Kafka’s Nightmare

January 14, 2014 by Brandon Smith

The Eye

There is a certain level of dishonesty in the common study of history. We look back at the tyrannies of the past, the monstrous governments, the devastating wars and the unimaginable crimes, and we wonder how it could have been possible. How could the people of that particular generation let such atrocities come to pass? Why didn’t they do something? Why didn’t they protest? Why didn’t they fight back?

We wonder all of this as we absorb the lists of dates, names and actions in books written by other men who memorized other lists of dates, names and actions. We are taught to study and wonder without ever actually applying the lessons of the past to the developments of today. We are conditioned to apply our own narrow spin on yesterday, instead of placing ourselves in the shoes of our ancestors or recognizing that their struggles remain our struggles. The modern method of viewing history detaches us from history, making it seem distant, alien or surreal.

Often, the only way to grasp the more complete truth of the present is to examine it through the lens of the absurd. Sadly, our Nation, our culture and most of the world around us have become so backward, ugly, feeble and twisted that the only adequate comparison is to the nightmares of surrealists.

Recent legislation, the exposure of classified documents and the openly admitted criminality of political leadership call to mind Franz Kafka’s The Trial.

Kafka was a self-styled socialist back in the days when socialism was thought to be the next revolutionary movement for the downtrodden masses. It was, of course, controlled opposition created by global elitists attempting to exploit the natural rebellious tendencies of the general public within a false paradigm — using the masses to achieve greater power for a select few, while making the people think that they had won. It is ironic that Kafka would write The Trial, one of the greatest condemnations of totalitarian surveillance society, while at the same time supporting the socialist political vehicle that would eventually be used to implement unrelenting bureaucratic despotism.

The Trial is commonly labeled a “surrealist” piece of fiction, but I wonder now if it was actually far more literal than the academics of the past actually gave it credit for. The problem is that most of America, and much of the Western world, has forgotten what it is like to experience true danger and true suffering. We read about it now and watch movies about it like it’s entertainment, but few people have the slightest inkling how to deal with the real thing. We don’t even know how to recognize it. Because of this, Americans tend to pay more attention to fictional representations of tyranny rather than legitimate tyranny taking place right under their noses.

With that sad fact in mind, watch this clip from Orson Welles’ cinematic version of The Trial. See if you recognize your own world in this work of fantasy:

The main character of The Trial, Josef K., finds his apartment invaded by police in the early hours of the morning. Josef responds with anger but also fear, attempting to defend his character without actually understanding the nature of the police visit. The police answer his questions with more accusatory questions, only later warning him that he is being watched and that he is under arrest. The police do not, however, take him immediately into custody; nor do they ever tell him what his crime was. It is implied, in fact, that Josef is not allowed to know what he is being charged with.

This episode in The Trial has been played out in the real world over and over again, from the Soviet Cheka, to Adolf Hitler’s SS and Brownshirts, to Benito Mussolini’s Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism (OVRA), to the German Stasi, to Mao Zedong’s Central Security Bureau, etc. In the United States, the culture of surveillance and intrusion has (for now) taken a more subtle approach through the use of technology. We do not yet have agents physically rummaging through all our homes and asking for our papers (though we are not far away from this). Rather, we have the National Security Agency, which rummages through our electronic communications while using our own computer cameras and cellphones to watch us, listen to us and track us. All of this, mind you, is done on a massive scale without warrant.

We have the Authorization for Use of Military Force and the National Defense Authorization Act , which gives the President the centralized authority to detain and even kill those Americans designated as “enemy combatants” without trial, without due process and without public oversight.

Our government now uses secret evidence to charge citizens with crimes they are not allowed to discuss with the public on the argument that to do so would “threaten national security.That’s right; the government can arrest you or assassinate you based on evidence they never have to disclose to you, your family, your lawyer or the citizenry.

In the U.S. today, the kind of establishment terror Kafka imagined is indeed a reality. We are not on the verge of a total surveillance state, we are there. It exists. And if we do not accept that this is our social condition, there may be no historians tomorrow to look back on our era and wonder: “Why didn’t they do something? Why didn’t they fight back?”

The revelations brought by Edward Snowden on the NSA and its PRISM mass surveillance program are still only partially understood by the public. Even many self-proclaimed “cypherpunks” and “techno-warriors” don’t really grasp the pervasiveness of the all-seeing NSA eye. Recent documents leaked to German news source Der Spiegel by Snowden reveal an Internet almost completely dominated by the NSA, where even total encryption would be a mere temporary stopgap, according to tech researcher and journalist Jacob Appelbaum. The TOA group, sanctioned by the NSA, has been using technologies for years that startle even the most avid tech experts. To make matters worse, many of the intrusive mechanisms have been implemented — likely with the direct aid of American software and computer companies.

With NSA access to the backbone or core of the Internet, there is no digital privacy anywhere. The cypherpunks lost the war for the Web a long time ago, and they don’t seem to know it yet.

Beyond the undeniable prevalence of government surveillance, what would our American Kafkaesque experience be like without kangaroo courts designed to defend the criminal establishment instead of the victimized population? The latest Federal court decision on the NSA’s methods is that they are perfectly legal and “necessary” to protect Americans from national security threats. If you are a student of Constitutional law, this decision truly boggles the mind.

One of the most powerful moments in The Trial is Josef’s speech to his court of accusers. In this moment, Josef argues with concrete logic and impassioned reason. His position is supported with beautifully crafted merit and truth. But what he does not realize is that the court he is trying to convince does not exist to discover the truth. The court is a sideshow, a piece of elaborate theater. The participants are there to make Josef, and the society at large, feel as though justice has been given a fair chance. Josef’s pleas are met with fake cheers, scripted jeers and even engineered distractions. Finally, he comes to understand that the system’s purpose is to destroy him. Everything else is an illusion.

The Web cannot be made free or private from within; our courts cannot be made fair and just from within; neither political party can be forced to represent the common man from within; and our government cannot be made honest or transparent from within. To play games of activism within the system is to play make-believe within a surrealist nightmare — a piece of “Alice in Wonderland” political quackery. Like the audience at Josef’s trial, the elites simply laugh, or feign applause, while continuing forever with the same corruption and the criminal status quo.

America has long presented itself as the ultimate alternative to the torturous mechanisms of oligarchs; and a long time ago, it was certainly a noble effort. However, our heritage of liberty — the faint memory of it — is all that’s left today. Some people may ask how this could have occurred. How did we become the monster we were supposed to fight against? What happened to the good side and the bad side? Have they become exactly the same?

Those of us who have looked beyond the standardized veil of history know that this is not by accident. Those of us who decipher the surreal know that there is a method to the madness and an ultimate goal. To explain further, I leave you with another piece of fiction, a clip from an episode of the British TV series “The Prisoner.” While not written by Kafka, it was definitely inspired by him. It carries a message I would have liked to have warned him about concerning the disturbing path of duality, the mask with multiple faces that tyranny uses to subvert and enslave:

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If you believe this article we are in worse shape than we realized. Are we doomed? Tell me what you think about this.

Obama’s Perfect Crisis

Published: 18 hours ago David Kupelian 

David Kupelian is an award-winning journalist, managing editor of WND and editor of Whistleblower magazine. A widely read online columnist, he is also the best-selling author of “The Marketing of Evil” and “How Evil Works..
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This is such a good article that I needed to print it for everyone who comes here.  The article tells us what we need to do and about which we need to be vigilant.
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  • “Nothing has done more to undermine our economy these past three years than the kind of tactics that create these manufactured crises. – President Barack Obama, accusing congressional Republicans of intentionally fomenting chaos to advance their radical agenda
  •  “Despite its shortcomings, this budget is a step in the right direction to avert another manufactured crisis.– Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.
  • “Voting against this proposal is ultimately a vote in favor of shutting down the government and allowing our economy to again be subjected to a manufactured crisis.– Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa
  • “The bipartisan budget agreement isn’t perfect, but it is progress that will help break this destructive pattern of drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. – Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc.
  • “While this agreement is not perfect, it is a step in the right direction in preventing manufactured budget crises that has plagued Congress for the last several years. – Rep. Albio, D-N.J.

One thing about Democrat politicians – they stick to their leadership’s talking points. And these days, the party script says Republicans have been busy manufacturing crisis after crisis to move forward their radical agenda, like shutting down the government and denying poor people health care.

The irony is total.

After all, in the great “shutdown showdown” crisis of late 2013, congressional Republicans proposed funding everything in the entire federal government – everything, that is, except the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. As a desperate stopgap, the GOP was even willing to settle for just delaying Obamacare’s individual mandate for a year.

No deal, replied Obama and the Democrats. Give us a “clean CR” (continuing resolution) – meaning, no negotiating with Republicans on any front. Give us everything we want, authorize funding for the entire government, including Obamacare, or we shut it down – and our allies in the media will blame you.

And so, the Democrats got their way and Obamacare was launched, leading directly to the largest manufactured crisis in modern American history, with millions of people – up to 100 million in 2014, astonished experts warn – losing their health insurance after being endlessly promised otherwise.

Let this sink in: Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz – for trying to prevent what everyone (including many Democrats) now openly admit is a gargantuan national health-care crisis manufactured entirely by Democrats – are accused by Democrats of “manufacturing crises.

Psychologists have a term for this nasty personality quirk of accusing others of the evil you do. It’s called “projection” and is defined as “a defense mechanism that involves taking your own unacceptable qualities, feelings or actions and ascribing them to other people.” Also, “a way to transfer guilt for your own thoughts, emotions and actions onto another as a way of not admitting your guilt to yourself.

Manufactured in Washington

Meanwhile, back at the White House, it’s a tough time for President Obama.

The magic is over. Gone are the swooning crowds and fainting admirers of yesteryear, the almost hypnotic adoration of the Stepford media, the childlike hope of millions that “the One” would transform this nation – for which they inexplicably harbor so much bitterness – into a perfect utopia of “equality” and “social justice” (code words for big-time wealth redistribution).

Yes, the messianic trance is broken. And in its place, front and center, is awareness of Obama’s personal and tangible betrayal of millions of Americans.

Today, polls show that even once-enthusiastic Obama supporters are dismayed at having been knowingly and repeatedly lied to. Not only can’t they keep their health insurance “if they like it,” they can’t keep their doctor, can’t keep their hospital, can’t even – in some cases – keep their medicine! Likewise it turns out, as prominent Democrats now belatedly admit, government “death panels” (by whatever name) were always understood by Obamacare’s creators as an absolutely essential component of a socialized scheme dependent on centralized rationing.

In sum, Team Obama stands exposed as having relied on massive lies, bribery and fraud to engineer the intentional destruction of the greatest health-care delivery system in world history.

While health care has dominated center stage, other Obama-era scandals litter the D.C. political landscape like wreckage from a 50-car pile-up.

According to top retired generals and other senior officers, the current commander in chief is waging a war of sorts against the U.S. military. The attack is playing out on multiple battle fronts, including the firing of close to 200 senior officers during Obama’s first five years in office – nine generals in 2013 alone. Some retired generals are openly calling it a “purge.” Add to that the promotion of open homosexuality, women in front-line combat, suicidal rules of engagement, unwinnable counterinsurgency strategies and, to top it off, increasing official antipathy toward God and Christianity, and you have a military in serious crisis. All manufactured in Washington – by Democrats.

There’s much more: America under Obama has no coherent foreign policy, resulting in this nation’s precipitous loss of power, influence and respect worldwide. Likewise, our national economy is being so abused by government borrowing and ill-considered Federal Reserve monetary intervention that the world is close to abandoning the dollar as its reserve currency – a huge loss to America with grave, if yet unseen, ramifications. And of course, many government agencies are drowning in their own Obama-era scandals – from the Justice Department to the Internal Revenue Service to the National Security Agency to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The good news is that the great illusion is evaporating. Nobody gets a “thrill up their leg” anymore when Obama speaks (except Chris Matthews). Few Obama “true believers” remain. Mistrust is high. Just as in “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” America’s would-be monarch is now widely seen as he really is – a charismatic but immature, narcissistic and shockingly deceitful far-left agitator who somehow ended up in the White House.

The next play

So, what’s the administration’s next move? Remember, Obama still has three more years as leader of the free world.

Let’s make a complicated subject very simple.

Obama at this point has only one way forward: Crises. Lots of crises.

After all, Barack Obama is wholly committed to ever-expanding government, and government expands through crisis.

Consider what would happen if, magically, there were no major societal crises in America today, and if most citizens – as has been the case in some earlier eras – were content, family-oriented, free and grateful for the blessings of living in this uniquely blessed country. Obama and his agenda would be seen for what they really are, and he would be swiftly and surely impeached by the House of Representatives, convicted by the Senate and removed from office.

But if people continue to be confused, intimidated and upset over constant crises and the accompanying left-wing demagoguery and demonization of conservatives – as they have for five years – Obama can likely make it through the remainder of his second term handily, with his destructive “transformational” policies intact.

What if Obama’s popularity continues to tank? He’ll just recede into his protective White House “bubble” and rule his kingdom from the Oval Office. He’ll largely bypass Congress – nothing new there – and, with the enormous powers of the presidency (both constitutional and otherwise), will use executive orders, bureaucratic edicts, executive-department regulations and all other means at his disposal to single-handedly shape U.S. law and policy. The D.C. courts he is currently packing with liberal ideological clones will serve as his legal backstop when his unconstitutional policies are challenged.

But to rule like a dictator from his White House inner sanctum, and to succeed in moving the progressive agenda continually forward, one more thing is necessary: Obama needs crises. Otherwise, the spell of deception tends to break and too many people wake up and complain … and vote.

Therefore, 2014 could be called “the year of manufactured crises.

The No. 1 crisis of the year, at least for now, is Obamacare, which after all is essentially a huge, completely manufactured national disaster.

Looking forward, though, here’s what could happen to health care during the remainder of Obama’s presidency, so watch for it:

Obama and his team may push to resolve the insurance crisis they have strategically created by “transitioning” America into “single payer” – a bloodless euphemism for full-bore socialism, where the federal government literally controls everyone’s health care and, therefore, their very lives. Good-bye freedom.

To accomplish this, Team Obama would need to: 1) destroy America’s private insurance industry, which it is currently attempting, 2) declare the hybrid Obamacare system (a cross between free-market and socialized medicine) a failure due to Republican sabotage and insurance companies’ greed and intransigence and 3) decree that, with no way back to a functional private insurance sector, and with Americans in total crisis regarding health care, the only sensible solution is for America to “join the rest of the civilized world, including Britain, Canada and Europe, and make health care a universal right and part of the government’s compact with her people.

Remember, “single-payer” is what Obama and Democrat leaders have long claimed – publicly – as their real goal.

However, you can’t get there from here without constantly creating crises as springboards. In this case, Obamacare, which was packaged and gift-wrapped as the solution to the flaws in America’s health-care system, is actually a crisis-causing “transition” stage between free-market health care and a socialist state.

The failure of Obamacare, as Charles Krauthammer has put it, would inflict “a decade of damage to Obama-style liberalism.” But these are committed leftist radicals we’re talking about, and they’re not going to let that happen if they have another play – and the only play they have left in their playbook is nonstop crises.

Lurching from crisis to crisis

When Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, the nation was agitated. Most voters didn’t want the law, and no one – most notably Congress – had even read it or knew what was in it. No Republicans voted for it, and Senate Democrats amassed barely enough votes only by bribing key members. With all that discontent brewing, what did Obama do next?

Immediately after signing Obamacare into law, to everybody’s dismay, the president launched full-force into a campaign to get a new Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty signed with Russia.

Like, what?

Why would a new missile treaty with Russia suddenly be important at that particular time? Nobody knew. It was a mystery to the entire world; only the commander in chief understood the treaty’s critical strategic importance.

A few days later, on April 8, 2010, Obama traveled to Prague amid great fanfare and signed the so-called “New START Treaty” with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The treaty served no good purpose for America and, indeed, is regarded by many as weakening this nation’s security and defense capability. But it succeeded in taking people’s minds off the unseemly and probably illegal health-care vote, it made the president look like he was doing something great and important on the world stage, and it forced the news media to cover something else besides Obamacare.

That was the treaty’s great strategic purpose.

Likewise, just recently, to again take people’s minds (and media attention) off Obamacare’s endless bad press, Obama suddenly announced a major new top-level preoccupation with – global warming!

You remember global warming – the theory that man’s environmental irresponsibility is causing the earth’s surface to warm, leading to the rising of the oceans, melting of polar icecaps, drowning of polar bears and all manner of weather nightmares and dangers to the entire planet.

Never mind that the earth is setting record cold temperatures. Last month Cairo had its first snow in 100 years, Oregon reached its coldest temperature in four decades, Chicago saw its coldest days ever, and – to add finality to the trend – Antarctica reached the coldest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth.

The earth has not warmed for the last 15 years, a fact confirmed in a comprehensive report leaked to the press this past September. That report was the result of six years’ work by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, touted as the world authority on climate change and its supposed causes. It turns out the world’s top climate scientists were so flummoxed at the lack of evidence supporting man-caused global warming that, as Britain’s Mail Online reported, they “were told to ‘cover up’ the fact that the earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years.

But for Obama, obsessing over “climate change” (ironically, meeting with his new global warming task force while a snowstorm shut down the federal government) is more than just a way of changing the subject and diverting attention from Obamacare. Global warming is, itself, another huge manufactured crisis, its real purpose being massive worldwide wealth distribution under the United Nations.

Christopher Monckton, who advised the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on issues including global warming, says “the sole purpose of the climate scam, as the U.N. [sees] it, [is] to serve as a Trojan horse allowing it to achieve its long-held ambition of destroying national sovereignty and transferring all real political power to itself.

“If America stands firm for just a few more years,” he added, “until it becomes obvious to all that the mad scientists were more concerned with grants than with truth, we may yet prevent the world government that Mr. Ban [Ki-moon, U.N. secretary-general] longs for.

In other words, according to critics like Monckton, global warming – or “climate change” as it’s been renamed because of so much cold weather – is really all about redistribution of wealth and power.

Transforming Americans

Although constant chaos is how Obama misdirects the public and the press, motivates his base, demonizes opponents and sets the stage for progressive “solutions” to problems government has caused, there’s one paramount aspect of ruling-by-crisis that most analysts overlook:

Creating and exploiting crises is not just a means of transforming America. It’s a means of transforming Americans.

An essential part of Obama’s attempted reimagining of America is keeping everyone upset, angry and off balance. So, when his administration attacks states that pass commonsense “voter ID” laws, or mandates that religious institutions violate their own faith by providing abortifacients and contraceptives to employees as part of their insurance coverage, more mischief is at work than meets the eye.

Sure, the administration wants to win the fight at hand (striking down voter ID laws allows more vote fraud by Democrat voters, and forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptives enforces secular values over sacred ones). But the battle is simultaneously being waged on another plane: Every time the government creates another “crisis,” it promotes and enlarges the societal stress, the emotional instability, the cultural anxiety, the brooding anger, uncertainty, dread and growing national self-doubt that allow progressive change to take root in the confused and battered public mind.

Each time Obama lies (which is most of the time), he is creating a mini-crisis. Every time he unjustly blames conservatives or the tea party for America’s woes, he creates a mini-crisis – something for people to react to, to get upset over, something to waste their time and energy and raise their blood pressure.

Therefore, manufactured crises accomplish much more than just keeping us distracted and misdirected. On a deeper personal level, constant crises have the potential to keep us upset, drained, enervated, emotional, fearful, intimidated, frustrated and angry. We don’t even want to listen to the news anymore because it is so upsetting. Moreover, in such a state, we cannot fight back effectively. For while anger and rage may feel like strength, that is an illusion. Strength flows from calmness and courage, rooted in faith, in the face of adversity – not from anger and rage.

Remember this: Obama and his team want you to be frustrated and resentful. They will wear you out and steal your strength that way. Think about it.

Look at today’s health statistics: America is becoming increasingly angry, confused, depressed, sick, conflicted, addicted, suicidal, faithless and hopeless. The kind of stress and pressure the Obama left intentionally inflicts on the rest of America is designed to “transform” us, yes, but by first breaking us, body, mind and spirit.

Friends, this is a spiritual war, and goes way beyond matters of law, politics and policy. That’s why constant crisis is literally the fabric – the warp and weft – of Barack Obama’s “transformational” presidency.

The ultimate crisis

A final warning: There is one perfect crisis for Obama and the entire progressive left, one event that would serve as the ultimate validation of all their delusions, fantasies and projections, something that would validate every prejudice, lie, unworkable idea and failed policy they espouse.

The one event that would be Barack Obama’s grand-slam homerun would be if, in response to the ever-increasing outrages and provocations of the left, someone on “the right” becomes unhinged and goes violent in a big way.

That terrible event would constitute the perfect answer to all Obama’s problems, the fulfillment of the left’s fondest dreams. Haven’t you wondered why the liberal media are always painting the tea party as racist without a shred of evidence, and are always hoping out loud that every new terror act or school shooting was perpetrated by a conservative? Didn’t you see how the media fell over one another trying to portray – ridiculously and incorrectly – the Boston Marathon-bombing Tsarnaev brothers as right-wingers, and how ABC News reported – ridiculously and incorrectly – that the Aurora, Colo., movie theater mass shooter might be a tea-party member, and how the Department of Homeland Security painted pro-lifers, constitutionalists, libertarians, NRA members and returning war veterans as potential “right-wing extremists” and terrorists?

Why do they do this? Because, in their imaginations at least, violence on the right would validate their narrative. Worse, it would finally seem to justify and even necessitate Obama’s violations of Americans’ core liberties – gun control and confiscation, censorship of conservative news and talk radio as “hate speech,” the growing police state, advanced surveillance state and so on. All would be seen as necessary restraints against all those conservative terrorists out there.

Of course, in the turmoil (and secret left-wing revelry) over a major “right-wing terror attack,” forgotten and irrelevant would be the fact that you – and tens of millions like you – are being forced to obtain new and much more expensive health-care insurance. After all, we’re under attack by right-wing extremists!

It’s the perfect crisis.

On a more personal note, here’s something to keep in mind during these difficult times: When you’re upset and angry, you can be negatively transformed in many different ways. When you’re not upset and angry – when you’re cool, calm, collected, centered, thinking clearly, cheerful, confident and full of faith – you’re invulnerable to being transformed from the outside, no matter what happens. Instead, being faithful to God, you are being transformed from within, and what’s more, you will tend to quietly transform (influence) – for the good – everybody with whom you come into contact.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. – Romans 12:2

The preceding is reprinted from the January 2014 issue of Whistleblower, WND’s acclaimed monthly magazine edited by David Kupelian. 

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In summary we need to stay centered, clear minded, not take our eyes off the ball, and trust in God.  We cannot allow this King to distract us with all of his man made crises and above all no violence. It’s just what he is hoping for and I hate to see that man get one more thing.  So how do you see it?

Every so often I write about how my life is going without the Hawk.  Last week presented many challenges once again.  And I found myself being very angry with the Hawk for dying on me.  I realize that may sound ridiculous but it goes along with grief. If I ever needed a man around, this week would have been a good one.  I felt so alone.

I have a scripture by Isaiah taped to my refrigerator which I refer to often when I feel like folding.  “Fear not for I am with you;  Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you.  Isaiah 41:10

Last week I referred to this a lot.  It really helps me. 

We had an Arctic Express roar down and bludgeon us with its’ fury. Perhaps not as bad as the North East suffered but it was bad enough for me.

The cold came roaring in on wild winds of 25mph to 35mph. It brought just about an inch of snow but turned to all ice.  Sunday night, January 4th the temperature dropped quickly. On Monday we never reached above 1 degree and most of that day it stayed at -O. The wind chill factored in at -35 degrees.  Oh whoopee.

Thank God the furnace and duct work were fixed before this happened and through the generosity of a reader I had a quartz heater to run since at those temps and this old house, it still was a bit chilly in here.

By Sunday night I had no water.  The pipes were frozen. I spent the time with no running water until late Friday night. Meanwhile one of the farm hands brought me a 20 gallon can filled with water. Only problem it was dirty water.

A few days after that I discovered that the water pump that brings in spring water was working. I carried in here 16 gallons of clean water so the animals had water to drink and I could heat it up for dishes and other things.  I was amazed to find out how little time it took to use up the water.  So I filled up each day what ever I had used. I didn’t realize how hard it was to carry that water in here until I had to do it. I used the dirty water to flush the toilet. That was excellent since prior to that I could not flush it.

I felt like I was living in the pioneer days between the water and this old house. I thought to myself I may as well be living in a log cabin out in the wilderness. I was running around the house plugging up more leaks I discovered with the wind blowing that hard. That’s an endless job with this old house.

And of course the jeep would not start up.  Surprise surprise. Who would have thought that?  (sarc).

Not that I planned to go anywhere on Monday.  There was no traffic at all on our road. People must have stayed in and not gone to work.  The same for Tuesday.  The schools were closed down for 3 days and the senior center was closed also. So any chance of getting out of here was null and void. The senior bus won’t drive in the county anyway when the weather is bad and I don’t blame them one bit.

I did bundle myself up almost to the point of not being able to walk to try to start the jeep up and take the garbage can up to the road. With the cold it was a lot of exertion. And I could already feel myself freezing regardless of how much clothing I piled onto myself.  And the weather channel kept telling people to stay indoors because the cold was life threatening. I could see why.

Even though I was locked up in here for a whole week it seemed I had endless tasks to do.  By Saturday night when the pipes finally unfroze I was completely exhausted from the week. The constant filling up of gallons of water, heating it to do any chore, and all the other chores did me in.

Merlin decided to let me sleep in until 9:30am, unheard of since he usually has me up by 5am.  I guess dogs do sense things like their human being worn out.

He and the cat were smart enough not to want to be out in that cold. Zima never left the house and Merlin did his business and jumped right back into the house. In fact he now just butts the door open.  He also escaped his crate when John, one of the farm hands was in here and scared the living daylights out of John. John asked me if Merlin was going to eat him. I told him if Merlin was going to hurt him it would have been over with in seconds. Merlin just wanted to play.

The receiver to my satellite TV crashed on me too. So no TV although I have only the basic package now, but I had a lot of good old movies on there that I recorded and they are now gone too. That is the only reason I would turn the TV on to watch a favorite old movie like Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant. Each time I watch it I can’t help but laugh myself sick over again.

On Monday while it was -O with that horrible wind chill I saw a cow slowly heading down a path on the farm breaking with the herd. I thought to myself, oh no, she’s going to birth a calf in this cold. She waddled down and had the calf. The next day the farm hands showed up, found her and hauled both her and the calf to my landlord’s farm where he wants the babies to be.  I was amazed that she survived and more amazed that the cute little calf survived also and was healthy.

As far as the jeep goes, the farm guys jumped in on Thursday after the weather turned above freezing, but it wouldn’t hold a charge. I had them lift up the hood because of the squealing nose and sure enough it was a belt that is the wrong size belt. I was really angry. Bob’s  mechanic was supposed to check the belts and put new ones on, but not the wrong size. Today my mechanic who I’ve dealt with for the past 6 years is coming to get it, a man I trust and he will fix it.  The belt is attached to the alternator and I’m praying that belt did not ruin a brand new alternator.

Thanks to Bob Roller I purchased the silicone and sprayed it on the moldings of the jeep doors and I had no problem with getting the doors open. Thanks Bob! I did it just in time on Sunday before the arctic air blasted us.

I talked to the Hawk all week long telling him he picked one hell of a time to die on me.  The moral of this story is sometimes it is a very good thing to have a man around to help out during weeks like this past one. Men do come in handy at times. :-)  Now all you guys don’t take that the wrong way. I love all you guys.

you are dumber than a rock.

Here is a list of reasons to vote for democrats/commies for all the uninformed voters and stupid in this country. Gee, why don’t these people make us look even dumber to the rest of the world? Of course none of us with sound reason or any kind of normalcy living in the best country in the world would vote for any of these reasons. But, we always have that growing crowd out there who thinks this will lead us to Utopia that has failed everywhere it’s been tried. I guess the people who vote like this must know nothing about history. How could they since they don’t even have a clue to what is going on now under their noses?

A big hat tip to Donna for sending me this list to add some humor unto our lives of misery under the current administration and the do nothing Republicans.

 

10. I voted Democrat because I think that it’s better to pay billions for their oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish.

 

9. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

 

8. I voted Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.

 

7. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the social security from those who paid into it.

 

6. I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.

 

5. I voted Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that get police to your home to identify your body after a home invasion.

 

4. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

 

3. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

 

2. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

And now the ### 1 reason I voted Democrat…
1. I voted Democrat because I love that I can  now marry whatever I want.

I’ve decided to marry my German Shepherd.

 

SCOTUS undermines Science

The Supreme Court has taken up another case based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign of lies that carbon dioxide  is the cause of “climate change” and claims about the quality of air in the United States. The Court is composed of lawyers, not scientists.

At this point in the present era, the Court has made rulings that run contrary to the original, clear intent of the U.S. Constitution and has wrought havoc on our society.

In 1973, it ruled that the killing of unborn babies was protected; and millions since then have been deliberately killed. It extended protection to sodomy and same-sex marriage. It is destroying the fabric of our society  that has served Americans well for more than two hundred years.

It ruled that the Affordable Health Care Act was a “tax”, enabling Obamacare to be unleashed with the subsequent loss of health care plans by millions of Americans, often the loss of their personal physician, and the requirement that deeply-held religious opposition to contraception and abortion be negated by a law that requires their beliefs be overruled and denied.

In 2007, I wrote a commentary  that was published in The Washington Times. I criticized a Supreme Court ruling that carbon dioxide (CO2) was a “pollutant”, opening the door to the EPA’s rapacious intent to control all aspects of our lives based on this lie that is used to justify its war on coal-fired plants that provide nearly half of all the electrical energy we use daily.  “CO2 is not a pollutant,” I wrote, “It exists in the Earth’s atmosphere and every blade of grass and every tree depends on it.” It plays no role whatever in the Earth’s climate.

The Clean Air Act and revisions passed in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s. The original regulation of air pollution was a good idea, as were the laws affecting clean water; but the EPA has since used pollution to impose a vast matrix of regulations that do not reflect the fact that the nation’s air and water is now as clean as it ever can be.

Carbon monoxide emissions have fallen from 197 million tons to 89 million tons. Nitrogen oxide emissions fell from 27 million tons to 19 million tons. Sulfur dioxide emissions fell from 31 million tons to 15 million tons. Lead emissions fell by more than 98%.  Particulate emissions (soot) fell by 80%. The air in the U.S. is considerably cleaner, but the EPA’s assertions continue to be made to expand its regulatory power and to attack the sovereignty of the states.

A case that was recently argued before the Court is another EPA effort to rewrite the Clean Air Act, asserting that it be given authority to regulate the flow of alleged “pollution” between “upwind” states and those who receive particulates and gases under its control. Some 27 states are considered “upwind,” and those states along with all others have their own air control laws.

A coalition led by Texas of more than a dozen other states brought a case, Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, opposing the EPA’s regulatory re-write of the Clean Air Act. In August 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the EPA, which appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Wall Street Journal noted that “The D.C. Circuit only rarely overturns EPA rules, which shows how out of bounds the cross-state regulation is. The Supreme Court should overturn it for violating the federalist intentions of Congress, but there is also the added judicial incentive to show this increasingly rogue agency that it can’t rewrite the law as it pleases.

The U.S. has been harmed by the many laws whose justification is based on the totally unscientific hoax regarding CO2. During the 101st and 111th Congresses, there were 692 laws introduced containing the term “greenhouse gas” when, in fact, CO2 is NOT such a gas, playing no role whatever in trapping warmth to affect the weather and/or climate of the Earth.

Stringent domestic laws and regulations, moreover, do not take into consideration the role of many other nations whose emissions are far greater than those produced here. However, reducing their emissions will have no effect on the Earth’s climate. The Earth is in what will likely be a lengthy cycle of cooling based on reduced solar radiation. It recently snowed in Egypt and in Israel, where snow has long been a rarity.

The Obama administration’s “war on coal” has used the EPA to inflict an attack on the nation’s capacity to provide energy. And the EPA has not ceased from using every ruling it has imposed to degrade the nation’s ability to maintain and expand the industrial base it needs to provide for economic growth, an increase in jobs, and the sovereign right of states to determine their own response to the need for clean air. The U.S. is a republic composed of separate republics.

At this point, control of the nation’s air and water quality should be returned in full to the states; and the EPA should be eliminated as the threat to the nation it has become. The Supreme Court has played a role in this threat, ruling without any attention to real science, traditional values, and the clear intent of the Constitution.

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Considering the recent activist role the SCOTUS is playing it does not seem that they are following the Constitution and are becoming dangerous to We, the People.  I wonder if these lawyers have a chance of getting the EPA knocked down to size and ridding us of this onerous agency.

There is another lawsuit coming up soon waged by some groups and Senators McConnell, Rand Paul, Reps Andy Barr and Tom Massie who have been fighting for KY’s coal industry which the EPA is destroying.

And the folks of W. VA should be mad as hell at Joe Manchin who ran campaign ads picturing his shooting a gun at a sign which said EPA and I have not heard of him doing one thing to stop the destruction of coal in his state.  W.VA has been devastated by the EPA destruction of their coal industry while ghost towns appear everywhere now and people have no jobs.

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