Blog Smith

Blog Smith is inspired by the myth of Hephaestus in the creation of blacksmith-like, forged materials: ideas. This blog analyzes topics that interest me: IT, politics, technology, history, education, music, and the history of religions.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Strategic denial of oil in Haiti?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Judge Napolitano on Freedom and Rights


Judge Andrew Napolitano gives a speech about freedom and our rights: courtesy of www.CampaignForLiberty.com, edited by FreeTheNation.com.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Luntz Focus group reacts to Rationing Summit


The video shows that 13 McCain voters and 13 Obama voters from 2008 who mostly agree on key points. Republicans did much better than expected and Democrats did not. They also tell Lutz.

"Democratic dismissal of any attempt by Republicans to start a dialog"

"They're not listening to us, they're not listening to the people"

Lutz asked the entire group: "how many of you feel they are listening to you, raise your hands?"

Not one single person raised their hands.

Next question, "How many of you think Washington is still ignoring you?"

Every single person raised their hands.

Yesterday Gallup reported that if an agreement was not reached "Americans by a 49% to 42% margin oppose rather than favor Congress passing a health care bill similar to the one proposed by Obama. By a larger 52% to 39% margin, Americans also oppose the Democrats in the Senate using a reconciliation procedure to avoid a possible Republican filibuster and pass a bill by a simple majority vote. Reconciliation has been used by both parties as a means to pass a needed budget; it has never been used in a major piece of legislation such as health care or to determine policy.

Some quotes from CNN, The Hill and Fox:

CNN’s WOLF BLITZER: “It looks like the Republicans certainly showed up ready to play.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

CNN’s GLORIA BORGER: “The Republicans have been very effective today. They really did come to play. They were very smart.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

• BORGER: “They took on the substance of a very complex issue. … But they really stuck to the substance of this issue and tried to get to the heart of it and I think did a very good job.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

• BORGER: “They came in with a plan. They mapped it out.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

CNN’s DAVID GERGEN: “The folks in the White House just must be kicking themselves right now. They thought that coming out of Baltimore when the President went in and was mesmerizing and commanding in front of the House Republicans that he could do that again here today. That would revive health care and would change the public opinion about their health care bill and they can go on to victory. Just the opposite has happened.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

• GERGEN: “He doesn’t have a strong Democratic team behind him.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10)

THE HILL’S A.B. STODDARD: “I think we need to start out by acknowledging Republicans brought their ‘A Team.’ They had doctors knowledgeable about the system, they brought substance to the table, and they, I thought, expressed interest in the reform. I thought in the lecture from Senator John McCain and on the issue of transparency, I thought today the Democrats were pretty much on their knees.” (Fox News’ “Live,” 2/25/10)

THE WEEKLY STANDARD’S STEVE HAYES: “I think to me the most important thing to come out of the morning so far is that Republicans have spent a great deal of time talking with great passion, and I think eagerness about their plans, detailing the plans that until this morning them democrats had been saying didn't exist. Well, you now see, I think, in great detail that Republicans do have plans, that they care about the same issues and that they feel passionately about it.” (Fox News’ “Live,” 2/25/10)

According to the compiled statistics:

Obama spoke longer than either the Republican or the Democrat delegation. Democrats collectively talked for more than twice as long as Republicans. Democrats (including Obama): 233 minutes or nearly four hours; Republicans: 110 minutes; Obama alone: 119 minutes.

Did Barry Lie or is He Just Ignorant? You Decide

Health Care Summit Fact Check: Will Premiums Go Up?

Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

CNN Poll

63% of Independents, non-party affiliated voters, stated so in a CNN poll.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sri-Kumar Sees U.S. Economy Sliding Back Into Recession

Sri-Kumar Sees U.S. Economy Sliding Back Into Recession

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Komal Sri-Kumar, chief global strategist at TCW Group Inc., talks with Bloomberg's Carol Massar and Matt Miller about the outlook for the U.S. economy. Sri-Kumar also discusses U.S. stocks, the Obama administration's policies and Greece's debt crisis. (Source: Bloomberg)

Exchange student on Japan

katrandom on how foreigners (Gaijin) are treated when they come to Japan. The vlog covers subjects such as history/culture, "racism", and admiration for all things from the "outside."


She is spending a year in Japan as an exchange student: an 18 year-old about to be a student at a High School in Tokyo, Japan for a year. She is half American, half Austrian, and is bilingual in English and German.

Ryan vs. Rationing Health

Barry Listen? Not Hardly

Bammy speak Talks For More Time Than Either The Republican Or Democrat Delegation

Democrats Collectively Talked For More Than Twice As Long As Republicans

DEMOCRATS (Including Bammying): 233 MINUTES OR NEARLY 4 HOURS

REPUBLICANS: 110 MINUTES OR 1 HOUR 50 MINUTES

Barry Soetoro ALONE: 119 MINUTES OR 1 HOUR AND 59 MINUTES

Spy Transaction Caught on Tape


In the videotape obtained by "60 Minutes", Gregg Bergersen, a civilian Pentagon worker with a high-security clearance, is shown taking money, about $2,000, from the Chinese spy, Tai Shen Kuo. Bergersen then discusses how he will let Kuo look at secret documents. The documents included the types of weapons the U.S. was selling to its ally Taiwan as well as plans for a classified command and control system that was going to be used by Taiwan.

Bergersen clearly implicates himself on the videotape. "I'm very , very, very reticent to let you have it because it's all classified, but I will let you see it," he tells Kuo. "You know you can write all…the notes you want…it's just I can never let anyone know…I’d get fired for sure on that,” says Bergersen. "Well, not even get fired, I’d go to *** jail!"

That's where Bergersen is now, serving almost five years in federal prison for communicating national defense information. Kuo, a naturalized American citizen, was given 15 years for espionage. Both men pleaded guilty after being shown the tape and other evidence against them.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Census Is Getting Too Personal

This is an expose' of the Census Bureau.

This video itemizes the fundamental legal questions that the Census Bureau refuses or fails to answer about its collection and use of personal information from every American (see questions below). This program aired on Matrix News Network (syndicated national television) in January of 2010.

Without any apparent authority the Census Bureau has expanded it's information gathering activities. In addition to the once-in-10-years Census authorized by the Constitution, the Census Bureau conducts more in-depth "Surveys" of 250,000 Americans every month of every year. It has no Constitutional authority for that, in fact the Bureau is violating the 4th Amendment to the Bill of Rights by suggesting that Americans are "obligated" to provide any personal information whatsoever to government.

The Constitution allows the government to count people once every ten years, but does not require any American to BE COUNTED, OR TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION AT ALL, much less to provide personal information to the temporary worker and stranger who comes to your door with a Census Bureau badge.

Americans have been given very false impressions and presumptions of the authority of government to invade their lives. Even the Census takers themselves are sometimes misinformed of the limits of government.

Once your information is out there, it is out there for good. There is no such thing as a "secure database" in government. Government data is bought, lost, stolen and viewed every day by everyone from law enforcement to criminals at all levels of society. Spill your life to strangers at your front door or on the "questionnaire" at your own risk. Beyond that is the question, if we agree to pass over our private information to bureaucrats, is there any limit to what they will ask for next?

My reason for producing this video and for posting it on YouTube is that I see so many people everywhere who don't seem to understand that the USA has become something very different than the country of our origin, and we have ALREADY lost many of the rights and freedoms that were given to us by nature (God?) and were protected for us again in our Constitution. Our Constitutional framers never imagined the spending, waste, taxation intrusion and aggression that our government now commits without restraint.

How did that happen? When our government pushes us we fail to push back so, after many decades of that, government simply sees no boundaries at all on its own presumed force and authority.

It is our government. It is our servant. Government can have no authority but that which it derives from us. But government employees, officials and representatives do need to be reminded of that on a regular basis.

There is a pdf file of the Census Bureau's AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY Questionnairre at:

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/SBasics/SQuest/SQuest1.htm
If you are not disturbed by the questions they will ask you then you are not reading it carefully.

QUESTIONS THAT THE CENSUS BUREAU REFUSED OR FAILED TO ANSWER (from Jerry Day's Matrix News Network segment: "The Census Is Getting Personal") I strongly suggest asking these questions of your Census Taker, especially if they show up with an "American Community Survey" form:

1) The Constitution authorizes government to count people but it does not authorize the taking of private information or even the names of individuals. From where does the Census Bureau derive authority to demand our private information?

2) Is there any limit to the amount and type of private information that the Census bureau may demand and collect?

3) Under what Constitutional authority does the Census Bureau collect information now from 250,000 people per month of every year?

4) The 4th Amendment to the Constitution prohibits government search and seizure of private information without a court warrant based on probable cause. Current Census policies violate that Amendment do they not?

5) By what Constitutional authority does the Census Bureau threaten penalties for failure to provide personal information?

6) The Census Bureau claims it maintains privacy of personal information. Are there any circumstances under which law enforcement or spy agencies can access Census information?

7) Since presumably Census data may be subpoenaed by law enforcement, may individuals refuse to answer questions according to the fifth Amendment?

8) Why has the Census Bureau decided to collect GPS coordinates for every home?

9) Virtually every government database has been either lost, hacked or compromised. Would the Census Bureau's claim of data security not be an outright lie or at best highly improbable?

10) How would the Census Bureau locate, protect and compensate those individuals whose data becomes compromised?

More about the Video Producer at:
http://www.jerryday.com/

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything


This is a piece for an AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It's something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books.

Song is French Cancan by Jaques Offenbach.

Additional sounds credited to Valve, specifically from their game Team Fortress 2.

Other stuff is from the 300 trailer and O Little Town of Bethlehem.

All other content copyright Jamie Bell (aka DispleasedEskimo) 2010, I guess :P

RAHM-THROUGH HEALTHCARE!

Obama to spell out new healthcare plan

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Napolitano Invites Muslim, Sikh, South Asian, and Arabs into Homeland Security

Napolitano invites Muslim, Sikh, South Asian, and Arabs into Homeland Security.

NASA plans more outreach to Muslim countries

NASA plans more outreach to Muslim countries.

Jobless Claims, Inflation Jump as Economy Wobbles


Jobless Claims, Inflation Jump as Economy Wobbles.

Some of the numbers do not look very positive, again.

Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

Supreme Court precedents draw "a firm line at the entrance to the house," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, in a related case which has been cited as a precedent.

The White House went out of its way to keep the meeting low-key with the Dalai Lama

Obama met with the Dalai Lama.

Fed bumps up rate banks pay for emergency loans

Fed raises banks' emergency-loan rate to 0.75 pct; won't directly affect consumer borrowing.

The `Lone-Crazed' Pilot, a False Flag Incident: Austin Plane

As an update to my initial posting I have since seen a comment developing the spin on this story: "Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the incident was a "single act by a sole individual."

And, another update, an eyewitness states that just coincidentally a fire truck and a hazmat team just happened to be close by when the plane hit. You can hear her make the point around the 2:50 mark.



This incident will be touted by the government as indicative of the angry, dangerous crowd that should be clamped down upon. I wonder how fake the "manifesto" is and who actually wrote it.

Federal authorities are investigating the following Web posting linked to Joseph Stack, the pilot of the single-engine plane that crashed into an Austin, Texas, office building that housed IRS offices.

If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I’m not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was “no taxation without representation”. I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

While very few working people would say they haven’t had their fair share of taxes (as can I), in my lifetime I can say with a great degree of certainty that there has never been a politician cast a vote on any matter with the likes of me or my interests in mind. Nor, for that matter, are they the least bit interested in me or anything I have to say.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

And justice? You’ve got to be kidding!

How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand. The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than what is. If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is.

How did I get here?

My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s. Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English. Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions. In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy. We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God). We took a great deal of care to make it all visible, following all of the rules, exactly the way the law said it was to be done.

The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living. However, this is where I learned that there are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us… Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.

That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0. It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie. It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their “freedom”… and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Before even having to make a shaky recovery from the sting of the first lesson on what justice really means in this country (around 1984 after making my way through engineering school and still another five years of “paying my dues”), I felt I finally had to take a chance of launching my dream of becoming an independent engineer.

On the subjects of engineers and dreams of independence, I should digress somewhat to say that I’m sure that I inherited the fascination for creative problem solving from my father. I realized this at a very young age.

The significance of independence, however, came much later during my early years of college; at the age of 18 or 19 when I was living on my own as student in an apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My neighbor was an elderly retired woman (80+ seemed ancient to me at that age) who was the widowed wife of a retired steel worker. Her husband had worked all his life in the steel mills of central Pennsylvania with promises from big business and the union that, for his 30 years of service, he would have a pension and medical care to look forward to in his retirement. Instead he was one of the thousands who got nothing because the incompetent mill management and corrupt union (not to mention the government) raided their pension funds and stole their retirement. All she had was social security to live on.

In retrospect, the situation was laughable because here I was living on peanut butter and bread (or Ritz crackers when I could afford to splurge) for months at a time. When I got to know this poor figure and heard her story I felt worse for her plight than for my own (I, after all, I thought I had everything to in front of me). I was genuinely appalled at one point, as we exchanged stories and commiserated with each other over our situations, when she in her grandmotherly fashion tried to convince me that I would be “healthier” eating cat food (like her) rather than trying to get all my substance from peanut butter and bread. I couldn’t quite go there, but the impression was made. I decided that I didn’t trust big business to take care of me, and that I would take responsibility for my own future and myself.

Return to the early ‘80s, and here I was off to a terrifying start as a ‘wet-behind-the-ears’ contract software engineer… and two years later, thanks to the fine backroom, midnight effort by the sleazy executives of Arthur Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New York Senator (Patrick Moynihan), we saw the passage of 1986 tax reform act with its section 1706.

For you who are unfamiliar, here is the core text of the IRS Section 1706, defining the treatment of workers (such as contract engineers) for tax purposes. Visit this link for a conference committee report (http://www.synergistech.com/1706.shtml#ConferenceCommitteeReport) regarding the intended interpretation of Section 1706 and the relevant parts of Section 530, as amended. For information on how these laws affect technical services workers and their clients, read our discussion here (http://www.synergistech.com/ic-taxlaw.shtml).

SEC. 1706. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TECHNICAL PERSONNEL.

(a) IN GENERAL - Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

(d) EXCEPTION. - This section shall not apply in the case of an individual who pursuant to an arrangement between the taxpayer and another person, provides services for such other person as an engineer, designer, drafter, computer programmer, systems analyst, or other similarly skilled worker engaged in a similar line of work.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE. - The amendment made by this section shall apply to remuneration paid and services rendered after December 31, 1986.

Note:

· “another person” is the client in the traditional job-shop relationship.

· “taxpayer” is the recruiter, broker, agency, or job shop.

· “individual”, “employee”, or “worker” is you.

Admittedly, you need to read the treatment to understand what it is saying but it’s not very complicated. The bottom line is that they may as well have put my name right in the text of section (d). Moreover, they could only have been more blunt if they would have came out and directly declared me a criminal and non-citizen slave. Twenty years later, I still can’t believe my eyes.

During 1987, I spent close to $5000 of my ‘pocket change’, and at least 1000 hours of my time writing, printing, and mailing to any senator, congressman, governor, or slug that might listen; none did, and they universally treated me as if I was wasting their time. I spent countless hours on the L.A. freeways driving to meetings and any and all of the disorganized professional groups who were attempting to mount a campaign against this atrocity. This, only to discover that our efforts were being easily derailed by a few moles from the brokers who were just beginning to enjoy the windfall from the new declaration of their “freedom”. Oh, and don’t forget, for all of the time I was spending on this, I was loosing income that I couldn’t bill clients.

After months of struggling it had clearly gotten to be a futile exercise. The best we could get for all of our trouble is a pronouncement from an IRS mouthpiece that they weren’t going to enforce that provision (read harass engineers and scientists). This immediately proved to be a lie, and the mere existence of the regulation began to have its impact on my bottom line; this, of course, was the intended effect.

Again, rewind my retirement plans back to 0 and shift them into idle. If I had any sense, I clearly should have left abandoned engineering and never looked back.

Instead I got busy working 100-hour workweeks. Then came the L.A. depression of the early 1990s. Our leaders decided that they didn’t need the all of those extra Air Force bases they had in Southern California, so they were closed; just like that. The result was economic devastation in the region that rivaled the widely publicized Texas S&L fiasco. However, because the government caused it, no one gave a shit about all of the young families who lost their homes or street after street of boarded up houses abandoned to the wealthy loan companies who received government funds to “shore up” their windfall. Again, I lost my retirement.

Years later, after weathering a divorce and the constant struggle trying to build some momentum with my business, I find myself once again beginning to finally pick up some speed. Then came the .COM bust and the 911 nightmare. Our leaders decided that all aircraft were grounded for what seemed like an eternity; and long after that, ‘special’ facilities like San Francisco were on security alert for months. This made access to my customers prohibitively expensive. Ironically, after what they had done the Government came to the aid of the airlines with billions of our tax dollars … as usual they left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY! After these events, there went my business but not quite yet all of my retirement and savings.

By this time, I’m thinking that it might be good for a change. Bye to California, I’ll try Austin for a while. So I moved, only to find out that this is a place with a highly inflated sense of self-importance and where damn little real engineering work is done. I’ve never experienced such a hard time finding work. The rates are 1/3 of what I was earning before the crash, because pay rates here are fixed by the three or four large companies in the area who are in collusion to drive down prices and wages… and this happens because the justice department is all on the take and doesn’t give a fuck about serving anyone or anything but themselves and their rich buddies.

To survive, I was forced to cannibalize my savings and retirement, the last of which was a small IRA. This came in a year with mammoth expenses and not a single dollar of income. I filed no return that year thinking that because I didn’t have any income there was no need. The sleazy government decided that they disagreed. But they didn’t notify me in time for me to launch a legal objection so when I attempted to get a protest filed with the court I was told I was no longer entitled to due process because the time to file ran out. Bend over for another $10,000 helping of justice.

So now we come to the present. After my experience with the CPA world, following the business crash I swore that I’d never enter another accountant’s office again. But here I am with a new marriage and a boatload of undocumented income, not to mention an expensive new business asset, a piano, which I had no idea how to handle. After considerable thought I decided that it would be irresponsible NOT to get professional help; a very big mistake.

When we received the forms back I was very optimistic that they were in order. I had taken all of the years information to Bill Ross, and he came back with results very similar to what I was expecting. Except that he had neglected to include the contents of Sheryl’s unreported income; $12,700 worth of it. To make matters worse, Ross knew all along this was missing and I didn’t have a clue until he pointed it out in the middle of the audit. By that time it had become brutally evident that he was representing himself and not me.

This left me stuck in the middle of this disaster trying to defend transactions that have no relationship to anything tax-related (at least the tax-related transactions were poorly documented). Things I never knew anything about and things my wife had no clue would ever matter to anyone. The end result is… well, just look around.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the “great” depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn’t it ironic how far we’ve come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn’t have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it’s “business-as-usual”. Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes… isn’t that a clever, tidy solution.

As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

8 Missionaries Released


Eight of 10 Americans accused of trying to smuggle children out of the earthquake-ravaged nation were freed from jail. Two others remain imprisoned, reports Kelly Cobiella.

Obama Administration Marks Anniversary of Stimulus Plan


Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration is marking the one-year anniversary of the economic stimulus legislation with efforts to show the measure sparked U.S. growth and curbed rising unemployment. Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Greece loses EU voting power in blow to sovereignty

The European Union has shown its righteous wrath by stripping Greece of its vote at a crucial meeting next month, the worst humiliation ever suffered by an EU member state.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Latest Terrorist Sympathizer Joins Obama

Obama’s New OIC Envoy Defended Activist Who Aided Terrorist Group

CNN poll: 52% say Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012

52 percent of Americans said Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012, according to a new poll.

Iraq Surge: Understanding the Surge - The Movie

Iraq Surge: Understanding the Surge - The Movie

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/16/video-bayh-says-democrats-have-yet-to-create-a-single-private-sector-job/

Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) says Democrats have yet to create a single private-sector job.

Alabama Professor Shooter "Obsessed" with Obama

Also: remember when Homeland security published that report on violent “right wing extremists” and how the media lamented the rise of violence in the tea parties?

GPS Tracking: Turning Science Fiction Into Reality

GPS Tracking: Turning Science Fiction Into Reality

The danger behind China's 'me first' worldview

The danger behind China's 'me first' worldview.

JD Hayworth Cites ‘Identity Theft’ Fears In Request for Obama to Provide His U.S. Citizenship Papers

Obama Espoused Radical Views in College

Obama Espoused Radical Views in College

Monday, February 15, 2010

Saudis Toy with Obama

Saudi official questions new sanctions on Iran

One solution is to back away from the region entirely except for direct American interests; Iran is a problem in the Saudis back yard: that fact makes it more their issue than ours. The Americans should elect someone who is works for them and what is in their national interests.

Lt. Colonel Allen West, War Hero, Candidate for Congress


Lt. Colonel Allen West, War Hero, Candidate for Congress

Allen West's recent remarks concerning jihad, West states:

“You want to dig up Charles Martel and ask him why him why he was fighting the Muslim army at the Battle of Tours in 732? You want to ask the Venetian fleet at Lepanto why they were fighting a Muslim fleet in 1571? You want to ask…the Germanic and Austrian knights why they were fighting at the gates of Vienna in 1683? You want to ask people what happened at Constantinople and why today it is called Istanbul because they lost that fight in 1453?

You need to get into the Koran…and understand their precepts. This is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book says.”

And Col. West reminds us of what should be self-evident, contra the willfully blind, delusional apologetics embraced by our current political and military leadership:

“Until you get principled leadership in the United States of America that is willing to say that, we will continue to chase our tail, because we will never clearly define who this enemy is, and then understand their goals and objectives—which (are) on any jihadist website—and then come up with the right (and) proper objectives to not only secure our Republic but secure Western civilization.”

Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits

There has been no global warming since 1995. The BBC published an instructive interview with Jones as he admitted that climate change is a fraud.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid


The new Lenovo hybrid device is a slate tablet running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM CPU and the Skylight Linux interface when a user removed from its notebook frame, and then if you dock it back into the clamshell it seamlessly switches back to a Windows 7 operating system, running on an Intel Core 2 Duo U4100 processor. The new Lenovo notebook/tablet will ship in June 2010 and is priced at $999.

Obama Also Will Exercise Unconstitutional Power

The Tenth Amendment Center has a number of studies demonstrating why an exercise of executive power is unconstitutional.

Yet, Obama is making plans to use executive power since his effectiveness has been diminished in the past year.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Terror reviews avoid words: Islam, Islamist, Islamic

Security papers cite 'violent extremists'

Administration ‘Just Not Responding’ to Questions on Fort Hood, Said Vice Chair of Senate Intel Committee

Administration ‘Just Not Responding’ to Questions on Fort Hood, Said Vice Chair of Senate Intel Committee

Obama accused of helping Iran

His 'bankrupt policy of appeasement' may have killed fight for freedom

Rockefeller on Obama: Prez isn't 'believable'

Message the same as famous 'You lie' by GOP's Joe Wilson

Dem Sen. Rockefeller On Obama: "He's Beginning To Be Not Believable To Me"

"He says 'I'm for clean coal,' and then he says it in his speeches, but he doesn't say it in here. And he doesn't say it in the minds of my own people. And he's beginning to be not believable to me," Rockefeller said.

Watch MSNBC's hosts duel during angry tirade

Joe Scarborough; 'I'm going to be interviewing Marc by myself'


Obama Names Special Envoy to the Global Islamic Supremacist OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference)

Obama Names Special Envoy to the Global Islamic Supremacist OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Digital Nation - Life on the Virtual Frontier

Digital Nation - Life on the Virtual Frontier

Hot Topics in Educational Technology

Hot Topics in Educational Technology

What's Your Learning Style?

What's Your Learning Style?

Elementary catechism on the Constitution of the United States : for the use of schools (1828) Stansbury, Arthur J. (Arthur Joseph), 1781-1865

Elementary catechism on the Constitution of the United States : for the use of schools

Airport Body Scanners Violate the Teachings of Islam, Says Muslim Group

Airport Body Scanners Violate the Teachings of Islam, Says Muslim Group

Obama to Track Cell Phones

Feds push for tracking cell phones

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

China Releases Its First National Pollution Census

China Releases Its First National Pollution Census

Pamela Geller on Joy Behar


View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Internet censorship facts

Hollywood Toes the Line: Support Failing Health Care Rationing


Fox’s “House M.D.” supports the Administration agenda completely. The show’s Feb.8 episode detailed a day in the life of Princeton Plainsboro Hospital Administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), in which three of the episode’s four story lines involved the perils of private insurance. Hollywood generally attacks business.

Cheney's Revenge

The Obama Administration is vindicating Bush antiterror policy.

The New Chinese Order: Punish U.S.


China PLA officers urge economic punch against U.S.Chinese Military Urges Sanctions Against U.S.

White House Critics 'Serving the Goals of al Qaeda'

The opinion piece: Our view on war on terror: National security team fails to inspire; has apparently inspired a polemical response by the White House.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Christian churches fed 'Islam lite'

Experts say Muslim Brotherhood carrying out domination strategy in U.S.

Report Details Hacks Targeting Google, Others

Report Details Hacks Targeting Google, Others

How are Green Police Funny?


Art that imitates life so closely loses its humor. The message reifies administrative policy in a bright green package: prosperity, pleasure, and sustainability can be achieved together.

Rock band Cheap Trick re-recorded their "Dream Police" hit for this ad.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sharia Finance: Understanding the Defendants’ Takeover of AIG

Sharia Finance: Understanding the Defendants’ Takeover of AIG

Law Offices of David Yerushalmi present Shariah-compliant finance "disclosure" seminar for online viewing.

Michigan woman discovers husband converted to Islam, had 2 other wives


Michigan woman discovers husband converted to Islam, had 2 other wives


Mustafa is still permitted a fourth wife under Islamic sharia law.

During a single week in August, the world of Faye Miller, a 51-year-old stay-at-home mom in Rochester Hills, came crashing down when she started to examine her marriage at the suggestion of her therapist.

Through Google and phone records searches she learned:

• Her husband of 10 years, Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, a metro Detroit podiatrist, already had a wife in California when he married her in 1999.

• And in 2003 he had married yet another woman, a podiatrist in Quebec.

Equally astonishing, Mitchell, 48, a practicing Protestant who belongs to a Lutheran church with Miller, had converted to Islam in 2002, taken the Arabic name Mustafa and traveled twice to Saudi Arabia on religious pilgrimages, according to court records.

Miller said she learned in 1997 that Mitchell had been having an affair with Shazia Malik, a Canadian podiatrist, but he reassured her it was over.

Daphne Mitchell, the California wife — who divorced Mitchell in 2002 after he had married Miller, but before he married Malik — could not be reached for comment. The Canadian wife, Malik, who has a practice in Quebec, also declined to talk about the case with the Free Press, except to say: “I don’t want that bastard tarnishing my reputation anymore than he already has.”

Mitchell’s explanation, based on court records, is that it’s all a big misunderstanding. He claimed he thought his divorce from Daphne Mitchell was final when he married Miller.And he said the Islamic wedding to Malik, with 100 people in attendance near Toronto, was a sham — that he only pretended to marry her so that her parents could not force her into a prearranged marriage with another man.

Norman Rockwell Obama

Palin Keynote at the TEA Convention

School bombing exposes Obama’s secret war inside Pakistan

School bombing exposes Obama’s secret war inside Pakistan.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cornel West on Obama as Alinksky


Cornel West is a Marxist, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, a New Party founder and an endorser of Progressives for Obama.

In 2008, West served on Obama's National Black Advisory Council with radical Obama mentor Charles Ogletree.

Here West gives his impressions of the President-note the comparison to Saul Alinsky.

NRO’s Jim Geraghty on the Obama administration’s joblessness: you’re either employed, unemployed, or discouraged.

Islam to Obama

Breitbart on the Media

Tennesee Hires: India

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pockets Twitter

Pockets: visual voice mail for Twitter.

EPIC files FOIA request over reported Google, NSA partnership

In addition to the information request, privacy group also files lawsuit against NSA

Boehner Says We Can't Have 'Anti-Catholic Bigot' in White House, Calls for Obama Adviser to Resign

Anti-Catholic Bigot' in White House

Sessions: Holder's statement contradicts testimony of Blair, Napolitano and Leiter

Sessions: Holder's statement contradicts testimony of Blair, Napolitano and Leiter

The Wilders Trial: This is a Heresy Trial


Wilders on Trial.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hello - All the Young Dudes


All the Young Dudes" has been covered by several artists including Bruce Dickinson on his album, Tattooed Millionaire (also released as a single), Ringo Starr (solo), Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Zoo, Angel, Billy Bragg, Mick Ronson, Travis, The Church, Rolf Harris, Cybernauts, Tesla, The F-Ups, World Party, Gene Loves Jezebel, Massive Attack, Mongo, The Smashing Pumpkins (live, with Bowie), Cyndi Lauper, Alejandro Escovedo, Switchblade Kittens, The Skids, Judas Priest (live), The New Standards, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Hunter (solo), Enrico Ruggeri, Two Cow Garage, Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (duet), and John Frusciante & Wavegroup for the video game Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. There are two Japanese versions of the song: one sung by Hironobu Kageyama, the other by female metal singer Misako Honjoh on her album Dreamer. The Clash, whose members included fans of Mott the Hoople, paid homage to the song with their track "All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)" from Give 'Em Enough Rope. Marvelous 3 also featured an interpolation of "All the Young Dudes" in the song "Cigarette Lighter Love Song.An early recording of "Whatever" by Oasis contained a reference to the song, in the line "All the young blues carry the news." Though the "blues" refers to the Gallagher brothers' beloved Manchester City Football Club, legal disputes over the line and its melody kept the song from being released on Oasis' debut album Definitely Maybe. Subsequent live performances of the song retained the line, though the version that was released as a single did not.

Soomo Publishing, Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

Tax and Spend by Barack Obama

India forms new climate change body

India has established its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because it “cannot rely” on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group headed by its own Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr R K Pachauri.

Where does the Constitution authorize Congress to force individuals to buy health insurance?


Don't question my faith or my citizenship.

Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks

This can not be a good development. I can see the data accumulated by Google falling into the wrong hands much too easily.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Political Math explains the spending freeze

Virginia Senate Passes Health Care Freedom Act

Virginia Senate Passes Health Care Freedom Act

Obama: ‘I’m a big believer in Net Neutrality’


Net neutrality means government control over the Internet.

Climate change emails between scientists reveal flaws in peer review

A close reading of the hacked emails exposes the real process of science, its jealousies and tribalism.

824,000 More Jobs to Disappear

824,000 More Jobs to Disappear

The IRS is buying shotguns

Acquiring Shotguns

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Obama Stumbles Through His Amateurish Understanding of the Middle East

16 Lies in 7 Minutes: Obama's First State Of The Union Video Breakdown

Deficit Balloons Into National-Security Threat

Deficit Balloons Into National-Security Threat

China threatening sanctions on US for supplying arms to Taiwan


Obama approved a $6 billion arms sale to China, for the first time in the history of Chinese - US relations. The Communist State is threatening to impose sanctions against US companies that supply Taiwan with arms. Dina Gusovsky discuss the new arms deal with Philip de Leon, who says this is a part of a cycle; from calm to tense relations between the two nations.

At the same time, Communist-American relations are at a low ebb because of the recent sale of weapons to Taiwan, an island nation that the Chinese mainlanders still consider a part of China.

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Seats on board left unfilled by Obama

Early draft of the Constitution found in Phila.

Early draft of the Constitution found in Phila.

Largest-ever federal payroll to hit 2.15 million

Largest-ever federal payroll to hit 2.15 million

Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

Monday, February 1, 2010

GDP Rises 5.7%, But is it Real?


Adam Shapiro breaks down the more-than-expected increase in economic growth last quarter.

The Growth of Halal Foods

Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)


A brief video of a new series of Micro air vehicles currently being researched.

Now He's Bowing to a Mayor

Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla.
(AP Photo/Edmund Fountain, Pool)

I am beginning to wonder how well Obama knows American customs.

What is Keynesian Economics?


http://www.pyrolitical.com discusses how Keynesian economic theories are used by the U.S. government to determine when and where to spend money, or stimulate the economy. In this video there is a brief overview of these theories and their effects on the market. Contrasted with the Austrian view of economics.

China, Iran Prompt U.S. Air-Sea Battle Plan in Strategy Review

China, Iran Prompt U.S. Air-Sea Battle Plan in Strategy Review.

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