I am not a conspiracy theorist, but this shit is scary. Watch this video.
I am investing in weapons and ammo already, may as well make sure I have plenty.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but this shit is scary. Watch this video.
I am investing in weapons and ammo already, may as well make sure I have plenty.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
By Steven Milloy
“No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”
That comment by New York State Surrogate Court Judge Gideon Tucker in 1866 aptly summarizes the so-called “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,” signed into law this week by President Bush.
First, the law requires auto fuel efficiency standards to increase by 40 percent by 2020. Unfortunately, this goal is presently only achievable by reducing vehicle weight — but lighter cars are deadlier cars. So what’s the purported benefit of mandating 4,000 or more deaths per year?
The law’s supporters claim that it may reduce national oil consumption by about 5 percent (400 million barrels of oil per year). Doing the math, your life is now worth about 100,000 barrels of oil. In touting the law, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “it is an environmental issue, and therefore a health issue… it is an energy issue, and it is a moral issue.”
But what exactly is the morality of risking thousands of lives every year to reduce oil consumption by an inconsequential amount?
Senate’s New Auto Fuel Standards Will Cost Lives
by CEI Staff
December 14, 2007
Washington, D.C., December 14, 2007—Yesterday the Senate passed an energy bill that would increase fuel economy regulations for cars and light trucks, making a program that already contributes to thousands of highway deaths a year even more deadly. The federal rules for new vehicles would force carmakers to downsize their new vehicles, making them less crashworthy in the case of an accident.
New Regulations Not Only Costly, But Deadly
by CEI Staff
December 19, 2007
Washington, D.C., December 19, 2007—Today President Bush signed a major new energy bill that will drive up costs to taxpayers and consumers and increase the severity of fuel efficiency rules for cars – rules that have contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of passengers in the past.
“American families now face the prospect of paying more for food, gas, and vehicles,” said Myron Ebell, Director of Energy Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “Under the guise of addressing our energy problems, the Congress and President have made them worse.”
It’s Global Warming, Not California Warming
by CEI Staff
December 20, 2007
Washington, D.C., December 20, 2007—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday blocked a California law curtailing carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles, a decision drawing praise from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
“By refusing to grant the waiver, EPA averted an economically devastating regulatory morass,” said CEI Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis.
Yeatman Op-Ed in the Orange County Register
by William Yeatman
December 11, 2007
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says that California “leads the world” on climate change. He’s right, but not the way he thinks. In fact, the Golden State leads the world in unfulfilled promises to fight global warming.
Consider the Los Angeles solar initiative. In 2000, L.A. announced it would become the “Solar Capital of the World,” with solar panels on 100,000 rooftops by 2010. To reach this ambitious target, the L.A. Department of Water and Power offered generous subsidies for solar energy systems. Three years and $80 million later – to outfit 600 rooftops at a cost of $13,000 each – the city cancelled the project as cost-ineffective, 99,400 buildings short of its goal.
And on the stupid people shouldn’t breed side of the house:
by Dave Lindorff
The area that will by completely inundated by the rising ocean—and not in a century but in the lifetime of my two cats—are the American southeast, including the most populated area of Texas, almost all of Florida, most of Louisiana, and half of Alabama and Mississippi, as well as goodly portions of eastern Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. While the northeast will also see some coastal flooding, its geography is such that that aside from a few projecting sandbars like Long Island and Cape Cod, the land rises fairly quickly to well above sea level. Sure, Boston, New York and Philadelphia will be threatened, but these are geographically confined areas that could lend themselves to protection by Dutch-style dikes. The West Coast too tends to rise rapidly to well above sea level in most places. Only down in Southern California towards the San Diego area is the ground closer to sea level.
So what we see is that huge swaths of conservative America are set to face a biblical deluge in a few more presidential cycles.
Read the rest if you can stomach the vitriolic BS from this idiot.
What the hell is going on around here?
I receive my desk calendar form my employer, which is purchased from Office Depot, and lo and behold there on the 10th of January is Muharram. This is the first month of the Islamic calendar.
Why is this crap being placed on my calendar? I don’t give a rat’s ass about the Islamic calendar. This shit has no place on my calendar. It is an insult to me and many others I am sure.
Another insult that I must now endure is the Mexican holidays. Why the hell is that? I live in America a Judeo-Christian country. I don’t live in Mexico and I sure as hell don’t live in a Muslim country. Do Muslim assholes that live in the Middle East put Christian holidays on their calendars? I really doubt it.
Canada doesn’t get a pass on this one either. Like knowing that it is “Boxer Day” in Canada makes any friggin sense here.
Office Depot, you are now officially on my shit list.
This is a paper from the Strategic Studies Institute.
Many of their papers are serious looks at the war on terrorism and other poignant topics.
I recommend them for those that are serious studies of war and politics.
The United States has been actively engaged in prosecuting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) since September 2001. However, after 5 years of national effort that has included the loss of over 3,000 service members in combat operations, many question whether the U.S. strategy is working, and whether the United States understands how to combat an enemy motivated by a radical revolutionary religious ideology. The author reviews the pertinent cultural history and background of Islam and then posits three root causes of this conflict: the lack of wealth-sharing in Islamic countries, resentment of Western exploitation of Islamic countries, and a U.S. credibility gap within the Islamic community. Following this discussion of root causes, this analysis compares the Ends, Ways and Means of the U.S. Strategy for Combating Terrorism with that of terrorist organizations such as al-Qai’da. The author concludes that the United States is not achieving its long-term strategic objectives in the GWOT. He then recommends that U.S. strategy focus on the root causes of Islamic hostility. Accordingly, the United States should combat radical Islam from within the Islamic community by consistently supporting the efforts of moderate Islamic nations to build democratic institutions that are acceptable in Islamic terms.
Read the rest.
I would like to extend a Merry Christmas to all and a very Happy New Year!
In this season, please remember the troops. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. All of them are sacrificing their freedom, whether it is two years, or thirty plus. Even if they never go to war, they volunteered to fight for this nation and our freedom.
I thank all of you men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America for your courage, candor and commitment to all.
Way to go Army. This is compassion for a warrior.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Jared Brissette had earned a promotion to sergeant in the Army but wasn’t expected to live long enough for the ceremony. So the Army came to his parents’ home to promote the paratrooper in his bed.
Brissette is dying of brain cancer. Army commanders from Fort Bragg, N.C., visited Brissette on Thursday to promote him and present the new medals he earned this year.
Doctors say the 22-year-old likely has only days to live.
Brissette decided to enlist after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He was deployed to Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division in 2005.
He married his high school sweetheart after returning home. He had been training for a deployment to Iraq when he was diagnosed with cancer in January.
Finding an old buddy is really something special. This makes it even more so.
LUMBERTON, N.C. — Alan Wironen listened as his ailing 82-year-old father talked about a friend he hadn’t seen since World War II, when they were treated in adjacent beds at a military hospital in France.
Francis Wironen, a Massachusetts man recently told he had only weeks to live after fighting colon cancer, told his son that he wanted to know what happened to his friend, Charlie Baxley, before he died. The men last saw one another as they recovered from wounds they suffered when German mortar shells struck their vehicle.
Francis Wironen had looked for Baxley, but Army records offered no clues. He knew Baxley once lived in Lumberton, a small town in southern North Carolina, so he skimmed the phone books when he and his wife passed through along Interstate 95 during trips to Florida. None of the numbers was right.
“After 62 years, the relationship he formed with Charlie was still strong as ever,” Alan Wironen said.
Rest in peace. A life well lived.
NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio — J. Russell Coffey, the oldest known surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, has died. He was 109.
Coffey, one of only three U.S. veterans known to survive from the “war to end all wars,” died Thursday, according to a funeral home.
The obituary released by Smith-Crates Funeral Home in North Baltimore, about 35 miles south of Toledo, did not say where Coffey died or the cause of death. He had been living in the Blakely Care Center, a nursing home.
Although he never saw combat, Coffey was one of the U.S. military’s last representatives of that era. More than 4.7 million Americans joined the military from 1917-18.
Coffey was the last World War I veteran in Ohio. Harry Richard Landis, 108, of Sun City Center, Fla., is now the oldest surviving U.S. veteran of the war. Also living is Frank Buckles, 106, of Charles Town, W.Va., according to the Veterans Affairs Department.
This is what awaits those that prefer to do nothing about Islamofascists.
BAGHDAD — Blood splotches on walls, chains hanging from a ceiling and swords found on the killing floor of a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq torture chamber are the latest horrors discovered by U.S. soldiers pushing into a province that remains an extremist stronghold.
Scrawled in white paint on one wall above a bed used for torture was a Quranic phrase normally used to welcome a guest, but given the horrific surroundings, conveyed only sadistic mockery: “Come in, you are safe” was the message in Arabic.
The filthy dirt floor of the torture complex — found near nine mass graves containing the remains of 26 people — was littered with food wrappers, plastic soda bottles and electric cables that snaked to a metal bed frame, presumably where detainees were shocked.
Villagers nearby knew about the torture complex, but did not tell authorities as they were afraid of reprisals from the militants, a local policeman on Thursday told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity as he was afraid of being targeted by extremists. He said he thought the chamber had been used for a year.
A story about C Co. 1-26 Infantry has been printed in the Army Times.
It was a hard piece to read for me.
The 1SG shooting himself is a big hit to take, and I feel remorse for their lost comrades killed by the IED, but it is no excuse to not do your duty.
Combining it with other issues does not make it any easier to swallow, nor condone.
Passing judgment is not what I am doing. I just disagree. The NCOs in this platoon let their men down in my opinion. That platoon was their responsibility, and they failed that.
I wasn’t there, I know. It still doesn’t sit right with me though.
Sorry, it’s been beaten into my head for years.
20 years in the Army as an Infantryman and a combat veteran as well, I can not see myself in a position not to carry out my duty, and also ensure that my platoon was up to that task.
How many times have other platoons felt that “we are not in a position to successfully complete our mission under these circumstances?” yet carried it out anyway?
Hamburger Hill comes to mind. There are numerous other instances where that thought/feeling surely were pervasive in other platoons, yet they continued on.
I am sure history is littered with such examples.
But, I wasn’t there. I can only speculate and base my opinion on my experiences and beliefs.
State Bill SB777 has been signed into law by the current moron that calls himself the governor. SB777 effectively bans mom and dad from all text books in public schools and advocates the homosexual, transgender lifestyle as being normal. Even the schools were against this one.
It is no longer viable solution to keep my son in public school. I will now look for a second job just to pay the tuition for private school. I will not have my son exposed to the homosexual agenda. Homosexuality is an affront to God and is morally reprehensible. The lifestyle is a choice and anyone who professes it to be anything but a choice is an advocate for the perverse.
If you want to live that life, that is your choice. DO NOT force it on me, or my family. There is no equality here. Don’t push that shit at me.
The World Congress noted the law prohibits “instruction” or “activity” that is perceived to “promote a discriminatory bias” against “gender,” including cross-dressing and sex-change operations as well as “so-called sexual orientation.”
“It will prohibit anything that suggests that the natural family – a man and a woman, married, with children – is normal or typical,” said Carlson. “Thus, under this latest advance toward a Brave New World of polymorphous perversion, California textbooks will no longer be able to use words like ‘mother and father’ and ‘husband and wife,’ because they suggest that heterosexuality is the norm – even though that is manifestly the case, even in California.”
The organization’s statement called it “unbelievable” that teachers and students who oppose same-sex marriage and suggest homosexuality isn’t innate, or disapprove of cross-dressing and sex-change operations, could be disciplined as “harassers,” and students may use the restrooms designated for the gender with which they identify.
“California parents who don’t want to see their children subjected to gender indoctrination will now have no alternative but to withdraw from the public education system – which they will be required to fund, nonetheless,” Carlson said.
Carlson co-authored with Paul Mero “The Natural Family: A Manifesto,” and the World Congress is in the forefront of the international pro-family movement today. Its most recent congress was in Warsaw in May, and drew delegates from 62 nations.
While SB 777 provides protections for those promoting alternative lifestyle choices, there are no similar protections for students with traditional or conservative lifestyles and beliefs. Offenders will face the wrath of the state Department of Education, up to and including lawsuits.
“SB 777 will result in reverse discrimination against students with religious and traditional family values. These students have lost their voice as the direct result of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s unbelievable decision. The terms ‘mom and dad’ or ‘husband and wife’ could promote discrimination against homosexuals if a same-sex couple is not also featured,” said Turney.
“Parents want the assurance that when their children go to school they will learn the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic – not social indoctrination regarding alternative sexual lifestyles. Now that SB 777 is law, schools will in fact become indoctrination centers for sexual experimentation,” she said.
It is time for the Christian majority to take America back. Speak out. Act out. Deny them their intrusion into the American way of life as our founding fathers made for us.
Ladies and Gentlemen! Tonight at center ring I give you; The Senate!
The Senate is in such disarray and not getting anything done, that they may as well take their Christmas break now. If I were a Senator from either party, I would be embarrassed to show my face in public. The way they are acting, it may as well be a three ring circus. Senator Reid wants to do cartwheels down the center aisle of the Senate chambers.
“As if there was any doubt that Congress was on the verge of devolving into a carnival atmosphere, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, on Thursday proposed doing cartwheels down the center aisle of the Senate chamber to draw attention to Republican efforts to block legislation.”
Since all the infighting is going on in the Senate, any House Bills that show up are doomed to failure for lack of action. The bickering in the Senate between the two leaders is a constant and shows a sharp divide in this nation’s capital.
The lunatic left has hijacked their party, therefore any legislation brought forth by the Democrats will be eyed with suspicion by the Republicans as another nutroots driven piece of legislation. If the Republicans try something, then they are looked on as President Bush’s puppets and legislation stops. It is a vicious cycle that is endangering our country’s national security, economic forecast and all around wellness.
Vice President Cheney says that Senator Reid is “difficult to work with.” His interview with Politco has raised a shit storm from the Speaker of the House Pelosi. She is as ineffective as they come. What real legislation has come from the House? The energy bill that passed recently will be shot down in the Senate as soon as it arrives. Pelosi is so left wing that she flies around in right circles. Anything that woman proposes is immediately looked at as coming from MoveOn.org and their minions, or is directly impacting a George Soros venture.
If I were a member of the House of Representatives, I would be ashamed to show my face in public as well.
With the Congress getting absolutely nothing done, you’d think that the country would be safe from their circus act. But, alas, I fear you would be woefully wrong.