Archive for December, 2007

North American Union

Posted: 30 Dec 2007 in Globalism, Politics

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.

NORTH AMERICAN UNION & VCHIP TRUTH

A Lightbulb Tea Party?

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?

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The Energy Bill with a Body Count

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.

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President Signs Anti-Energy Bill

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.”

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Man Bites Dog – CEI Congratulates EPA On Decision to Deny California Global Warming Scheme

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.

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The Land of Unkept Climate Commitments

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.

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And on the stupid people shouldn’t breed side of the house:

Global Warming Will Save America from the Right…Eventually

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.

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Rejecting Red

Posted: 26 Dec 2007 in Politics

I am joining the red rejection crew.

Rejecting Red 

Merry Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2007 in Uncategorized

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.

Merry Christmas.

Military News Roundup

Posted: 22 Dec 2007 in Military, Politics

Way to go Army. This is compassion for a warrior.

Soldier dying of brain cancer promoted early

The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Dec 21, 2007 10:17:48 EST

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.

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Finding an old buddy is really something special. This makes it even more so.

Dying vet reunited with WWII buddy by son

The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Dec 21, 2007 19:43:32 EST

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.

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Rest in peace. A life well lived.

Oldest WWI vet dies, 2 remain

The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Dec 21, 2007 19:23:43 EST

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.

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This is what awaits those that prefer to do nothing about Islamofascists.

Torture chamber shows that horrors remain

By Bradley Brooks – The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Dec 21, 2007 5:30:34 EST

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.

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