Archive for May, 2010

These assholes in Congress just don’t fucking get it. The ONLY way that they will get the message is to fire them.

If you aren’t engaged in the process, you’re the problem too.

Unions don’t help anyone  but themselves. Look what the unions and communists in Greece did for that country. You’ve been warned.

The Next Bailout: $165B for Unions
By Erik Berte

Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $165 billion if a bill to bail out private union pension funds makes it through Congress.

A Democratic senator is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds.  If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers.

The bill, which would put the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation behind struggling pensions for union workers, is being introduced by Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who says it will save jobs and help people.

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Or, maybe not.

I’ve been a little remiss in posting. I am doing an audit, two last week and continuing one this week, so I was a bit busy.

I’ve decided to revisit the issue with Korea. It is a rather volatile one, and may turn into a hot war again fairly quick.

Remember, the two Korea’s are still at war with each other. There has never been a peace treaty signed between them, or us, for that matter. The U.S. is also technically still at war with North Korea.

We have 28,000 troops still stationed in Korea, which is merely a token of our commitment to South Korea. If NorKo decides to attack the South, we’re in it knee deep.

I pray that nothing of the sort happens, but NorKo will be made to answer for sinking the South Korean Corvette.

Let’s look at past and present events.

NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking
By JEAN H. LEE and HYUNG-JIN KIM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Tensions deepened Thursday on the Korean peninsula as South Korea accused North Korea of firing a torpedo that sank a naval warship, killing 46 sailors in the country’s worst military disaster since the Korean War.

President Lee Myung-bak vowed “stern action” for the provocation following the release of long-awaited results from a multinational investigation into the March 26 sinking near the Koreas’ tense maritime border. North Korea, reacting swiftly, called the results a fabrication, and warned that any retaliation would trigger war. It continued to deny involvement in the sinking of the warship Cheonan.

“If the (South Korean) enemies try to deal any retaliation or punishment, or if they try sanctions or a strike on us …. we will answer to this with all-out war,” Col. Pak In Ho of North Korea’s navy told broadcaster APTN in an exclusive interview in Pyongyang.

An international civilian-military investigation team said evidence overwhelmingly proves a North Korean submarine fired a homing torpedo that caused a massive underwater blast that tore the Cheonan apart. Fifty-eight sailors were rescued from the frigid Yellow Sea waters, but 46 perished.

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Now look at this:

Obama to military commanders: Get ready in case North Korea makes a move
Allahpundit

Nothing’s happened yet but something big could happen soon, so let’s get a post up to make sure we’re all on the same page. Remember in March when that South Korean ship exploded, killing 46 sailors on board? It was no mystery who did it, but not until this past week did U.S. intelligence conclude that the orders to sink it came straight from the top.

The officials said they were increasingly convinced that Mr. Kim ordered the sinking of the ship, the Cheonan, to help secure the succession of his youngest son.

“We can’t say it is established fact,” said one senior American official who was involved in the highly classified assessment, based on information collected by many of the country’s 16 intelligence agencies. “But there is very little doubt, based on what we know about the current state of the North Korean leadership and the military.”…

Under the leading theory of the American intelligence agencies, Mr. Kim ordered the attack to re-establish both his control and his credentials after a debilitating stroke two years ago, and by extension reinforcing his right to name his son Kim Jong-un as his successor…

Victor Cha, a North Korea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and a former official in the National Security Council during President George W. Bush’s second term in office, noted that when Mr. Kim was on the rise three decades ago, “there were similar incidents designed to build his credibility” as a leader.

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Here’s a list of the ten most corrupt politicians in Washington…

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2009

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT

Senator John Ensign (R-NV)

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

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It’s official. The South has found that the North Korean Navy sunk one of its Corvettes with a torpedo. There was parts of a torpedo recovered that had North Korean markings on it.

Of course the North denies it.

What will the South Koreans do? This could get real ugly, real fast.

‘North Korean torpedo’ sank South’s navy ship – report

A North Korean torpedo sank a South Korean navy ship in March causing the loss of 46 sailors, an international report has found.

Investigators said they had discovered part of the torpedo on the sea floor and it carried lettering that matched a North Korean design.

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South Korea To Blame North For Torpedo Attack

I said when this event first occurred that it was likely a torpedo attack. While mines can and will severely damage a vessel, it takes a torpedo to break the back of a ship, and tear it apart.  South Korean Navy Corvette Cheonan was torpedoed and sunk with large loss of life on March 26 of this year.

Now comes this from the Washington Post:

South Korea will formally blame North Korea on Thursday for launching a torpedo at one of its warships in March, causing an explosion that killed 46 sailors and heightened tensions in one of the world’s most perilous regions, U.S. and East Asian officials said.

South Korea reached its conclusion that North Korea was responsible for the attack after investigators from Australia, Britain, Sweden and the United States pieced together portions of the ship at the port of Pyongtaek, 40 miles southwest of Seoul. The Cheonan sank on March 26, following an explosion that rocked the vessel as it sailed in the Yellow Sea off South Korea’s west coast.

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Stole this from Castle Argghhhh!

Good stuff.