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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT WINS FIGHT TO DISPLAY CONFEDERATE FLAG IN DORM ROOM

Is flying the Confederate flag protected by the First Amendment? Should a 19-year old college student be forced to take down his flag? Does the Confederate flag mean racism?

The University of South Carolina Beaufort told 19-year-old Byron Thomas on Thursday he could keep the flag up, after the freshman was told two weeks ago to remove it because of student complaints. University spokeswoman Candace Brasseur told the Beaufort Gazette Thomas was initially asked to remove the flag because it violates a student code of conduct discouraging bigotry, but the school’s legal counsel ultimately advised the university to allow him to display the flag. When he was first told in November to take the flag down, Thomas posted a four-minute video on YouTube saying he views the Confederate flag as a sign of Southern pride, not of racism, and was not going to remove it. The video was re-posted on CNN’s iReport, where it has been viewed more than 70,000 times. “It’s not racist for me,” Thomas, a Georgia native, said in the video. “All it is is a symbol that I see as a sign of respect, and people don’t want to see it that way.” Before the school relented, Thomas said he felt his First Amendment rights were being violated, and said he considered legal action if he was not allowed to display the flag. Byron Thomas uploaded a video about his decision not to remove the flag, which was viewed more than 70,000 times. (Image source: YouTube) A class project made him come to the realization that the flag’s real meaning has been hijacked, he told the Associated Press in an interview. He said he wants people to carefully consider issues of race and not just have knee-jerk reactions to symbols. “When I look at this flag, I don’t see racism. I see respect, Southern pride,” he told the AP. “This flag was seen as a communication symbol” during the Civil War. Thomas said he also dislikes the term “African American” because it makes him feel like a half-citizen. “I was not born in Africa, I was born in Augusta, Georgia,” he said in the video. Thomas said he’s received a huge outpouring of support since the ordeal began. “I’ve been getting a lot of support from people. My generation is interested in freedom of speech,” Thomas said. He said he talked to his parents — who grew up amid the Civil Rights movement — once the uproar started and said they weren’t happy about his decision to display it, though that probably won’t keep him from putting it up again. “I don’t want to make my parents mad,” he said. “I may wait until Monday to put it up.”

BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT WINS FIGHT TO DISPLAY CONFEDERATE FLAG IN DORM ROOM

More Than Zero: YOUNG BLACK ROMNEY-SUPPORTERS PROVE NBC-WSJ POLL WRONG

Crossroads Generation: The Poster

Obama, the incredibly shrinking man, Bill Whittle

Scott Walker, auto bailout, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton

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10 BEST OBAMA ZINGERS FROM PAUL RYAN

Ban Free Speech About Obama?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/anti-obama-signs-ignite-controversy-somewhere-in-kenya-a-village-is-missing-its-idiot/

Signs in Hanson, Massachusetts are inflammatory, one is right outside of Sullivans, Inc., a motorcycle accessories distributor in Hanson.

Verden Allen - Mott The Hoople, Honest John Plain-Never Listen to Rumours- Official Video, and The making of 'Never Listen To Rumours'

The list of musicians in the promotional video are Michael Monroe and Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls) Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Casino Steel (The Boys, Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter), Darrell Bath (The Crybabys and Dogs D'Amour) and Verden Allen (Mott The Hoople. Ian Hunter).

Video directed by renowned film director Tony Klinger (Get Carter, Shout At The Devil, Deep Purple Over Japan, The Kids are Alright - The Who).

Obama Butchers The Truth for the Muslim Brotherhood!

Jon McNaughton interactive painting with 60 symbols that detail the “Obamanation”

Interactive painting

Make the End of Obama's Day

Using the simplest of stagecraft, an empty chair, Clint demolished Obama.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clint-eastwood-speaks-at-the-2012-republican-national-convention/2012/08/30/39108924-f314-11e1-a612-3cfc842a6d89_video.html

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mr. Scam Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tE0M9R1YXH0

ARE RISING GUN SALES RESPONSIBLE FOR DECLINING CRIME?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

RADIO HOST DENNIS PRAGER HAS A NEW ONLINE ‘COLLEGE’

COMBAT LIBERAL BIAS AND TEACH JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VALUES: Prager University

Alternate Defense Budget Scenarios: Weak, or Romney

Bachmann in Iowa with High School Students


A town hall meeting with Michele Bachmann at the Waverly Pizza Ranch in Iowa took a twist Wednesday when a student questioned the GOP presidential contender’s views on same-sex marriage and of what she would do for the gay and lesbian community as president.

“All of us as Americans have the same rights, we have the same civil rights,” Bachmann told 16-year-old Jane Schmidt, who identified herself as a member of the school’s GSA, the alliance advocating for the rights of gay and straight students.

“There shouldn’t be any special rights or any special set of criteria,” Bachmann continued. “We all have the same civil rights. ”

But that didn’t sit well with the student, who said that members of the gay and lesbian community do not have the same rights because they can’t get married.

In response, Bachmann said, “There are no special rights for people based upon your sex practices.”

“There’s no special rights based upon what you do in your sex life. You’re an American citizen first and foremost and that’s it.”

Bachmann reiterated that marriage is between a “man and a woman” and that it is still “the law of the land.”

Iowa Caucuses provides a partial transcript of the exchange below:

JANE SCHMIDT: One of my main concerns is government support for the LGBT community. So my question is what would you do to protect GSAs in high school and support the LGBT community.

BACHMANN: Well, number one, all of us as Americans have the same rights. The same civil rights. And so that’s really what government’s role is, to protect our civil rights. There shouldn’t be any special rights or special set of criteria based upon people’s preferences. We all have the same civil rights.

JANE SCHMIDT: Then, why can’t same-sex couples get married?
BACHMANN: They can get married, but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man.

JANE SCHMIDT: Why can’t a man marry a man?

BACHMANN: Because that’s not the law of the land.

JANE SCHMIDT: So heterosexual couples have a privilege.

BACHMANN: No, they have the same opportunity under the law. There is no right to same-sex marriage.

JANE SCHMIDT: So you won’t support the LGBT community?

BACHMANN: No, I said that there are no special rights for people based upon your sex practices. There’s no special rights based upon what you do in your sex life. You’re an American citizen first and foremost and that’s it.

ELLA NEWELL, a junior at Waverly High School: Wouldn’t heterosexual couples, if they were given a privilege then, that gay couples aren’t, like given that privilege to get married, but heterosexual couples are given a privilege to get married?

BACHMANN: Remember every American citizen has the right to avail themselves to marriage but they have to follow what the laws are. And the laws are you marry a person of the opposite sex.

Families in SEALs deadliest single loss of U.S. forces in the Afghanistan sent form letters by Obama

Form letter

Race baiting by Lamestream media, Reporter: Romney's 'Happy to Have a Party With Black People Drowning'

News media bias by the lamestream outlets include this gem on a hot mic where reporter David Chalian of Yahoo News said that Ann and Mitt Romney are "happy to have a party with black people drowning."

Media Coordination On Race Baiting

#3550 - Sheik Bassam Al-Kayed, Head of the Islamic Scholars Association in Lebanon: The Jews Are Behind Almost All Civil Strife in the World Al-Iman TV (Lebanon) - August 10, 2012 - 00:43

#3550 - Sheik Bassam Al-Kayed, Head of the Islamic Scholars Association in Lebanon: The Jews Are Behind Almost All Civil Strife in the World Al-Iman TV (Lebanon) - August 10, 2012 - 00:43

Egyptian Professor of Political Science Gamal Zahran: 'By Next Year, Allah Willing, Israel Will Be Annihilated'

Egyptian Professor of Political Science Gamal Zahran: 'By Next Year, Allah Willing, Israel Will Be Annihilated'

Cf. http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6631.htm

First Hand SEAL Raid Account Contradicts Odumbo's Version

SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden’s death

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

World War II Poster: The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On


To find out more about Barter Books visit http://www.barterbooks.co.uk to download the 'Keep Calm' iphone app visit http://bit.ly/keepcalmapp

A short film that tells the story behind the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century. Film, music, script and narration by Temujin Doran. http://www.studiocanoe.com/index.php?/profile/ Concept and production by Nation. http://www.wearenation.co.uk/

Niall Ferguson, Civilization

Niall Ferguson explains that the U.S. economy has been the biggest in the world, since 1872, but will be overtaken by China in 2016.

GOP HOUSE CANDIDATE MIA LOVE GIVES IMPASSIONED BREAKOUT SPEECH AT RNC

Ads against Obama on abortion

Melissa Ohden is alive in spite of an abortion procedure. Abortion opponents have long decried Obama’s record in the Illinois legislature on regulating late-term abortions, when he was in the state Senate, Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion – not once, but four times.

Chinese Support Obama, Attack Romney

Chinese media slams Romney as convention begins

Update: Catholics Invited Now to Give Closing DNC Prayer

DESPITE OBAMA ADMIN RIFT, CARDINAL DOLAN ANNOUNCES HE’LL NOW BE GIVING CLOSING PRAYER AT THE DNC

LOUISIANA TEACHER FIGHTS FOR HIS JOB AFTER DISPLAYING STUDENTS’ ANTI-OBAMA CARTOONS

Louisiana teacher Robert Duncan is fighting for his job at Boyet Junior High School after displaying his students’ pictures of Obama in the hallway outside his classroom. Several were deemed racist and offensive.

SCATHING NEW SEAL AD BLASTS OBAMA FOR LITERALLY ‘BOWING’ TO FOREIGN LEADERS

A new ad titled, “Bow to Nobody,” takes aim at Obama and deferring to America’s enemies. The video, released by “Special Operations for America” (SOFA), a super PAC led by former Navy SEALs, will be unveiled Tuesday at the Republican National Convention. The ad culminates in the display of a now-infamous photo of the president bowing to the Saudi king. The ad will be featured at an event titled, “Defending Our Defenders: A Salute to the United States Military.”

NEWT GINGRICH GRILLS CHRIS MATTHEWS ABOUT HIS ‘RACIST THINKING’

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Catholics Dissed, Islamists Embraced at the DNC

DNC PROCEEDS WITH 2-HOUR ISLAMIC ‘JUMAH’ PRAYERS AFTER REJECTING CARDINAL’S BLESSING (AND YOU WON‘T BELIEVE WHO’S INVITED)

Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj are leaders in the separatist American Islamist movement. The mosque of Hough is owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial as one of the entities “who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.” Wahhaj, the “Grand Imam” for Jumah at the DNC, has a number of troubling ties to dangerous radicals. In the early 1990′s he sponsored talks by “the Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York and New Jersey mosques, and told his followers that the United States will fall unless it “accepts the Islamic agenda.” Wahhaj says it his duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the US Constitution with the Quran.

Catholics To Vote 3 To 1 Against Obama

According to a poll commissioned by the American Life League (ALL) between August 15 and 19, 900 self-identified Catholic registered voters are to vote against Obama.

This is a 27 point fall from 2008. Seventy four percent (74%) of Catholic men over 50 refuse to support Obama. This explains why Cardinal Dolan the leader of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops was told he is not welcome to attend the Democrats’ convention.

Independence, self-sufficiency, and creativity is diagnosed as a disease

Oppositional defiance disorder (ODD) is:


described as a mental disease wherein free thinkers, non-conformists, civil disobedience supporters, those who question authority and are perceived as being hostile toward the government are labeled mentally ill.
Psychiatrics claim that sufferers have “a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that persists for at least 6 months” which includes:

• Persistent stubbornness
• Resistance to directions
• Unwillingness to go along with the crowd
• Deliberately annoying others
• Testing limits by ignoring orders

Black Hawks to Train Americans

Minneapolis as a Black Hawk Helicopter Training Zone

This footage uploaded by the user syreeves was shot from the 28th floor of the Wells Fargo Building on 90 S. and 7th St. “Yep, that’s the view outside my window,” he says:

Syreeves described the activity as three helicopters in single file that “climbed to a hover over the building, held it for about 10 seconds apiece and then took off down Marquette Ave.” This video shows the helicopters flying around the Hennepin Avenue Bridge:

Here’s a video from the same location uploaded by the same YouTube user — G20Detainee — that shows the helicopters flying more in formation:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Learn to Play Chess in 12 Minutes - The Basics (part 1)

Learn to Play Chess in 12 Minutes - The Basics (part 1)


Make sure the white square is always on the right - I'm sorry I forgot to put that in the video

Link to second part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9bXZuTmHjU

The Voters, Blame It On Bush

Sunday, August 26, 2012

#3543 - Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi: "The Day Will Come When We Will Be the Masters of the World" Al-Kahera Wal-Nas TV (Egypt) - August 14, 2012 - 03:43

WAS A U.S. MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT SMEARED FOR TRYING TO PROTECT U.S. TROOPS?

WAS A U.S. MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT SMEARED FOR TRYING TO PROTECT U.S. TROOPS?

Exiled from Vanderbilt: How Colleges are Driving Religious Groups off Campus



Religious and political groups in the United States have traditionally been free to choose their leaders and members without interference from authorities. That's no longer true at Vanderbilt University, where the school banned belief-based groups from making belief-based decisions about their members and leaders and drove 13 religious student groups off of campus. In this video, FIRE talks to Vanderbilt students and faculty about how this decision is affecting them. Country music legend Larry Gatlin and author and scholar Jonathan Rauch also explain why Vanderbilt has done both its students and the idea of pluralism itself a profound disservice.

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Directed by Ted Balaker. Camera by Hawk Jensen, Kyle Laffey, Benjamin Gaskell, and Dustin Oakly. Music by Larry Gatlin ("Don't Tread on Me"), and Myles Cochran ("Something Pretty," "Getting Stronger," "Another Dream in Blue," and "Gold and Rose"). Cochran recordings courtesy of Magnatune.

OBAMA'S DEBT BOMB STRIP SHOW



Ya baby, run up the debt as you strip it all off. Economics stripped bare ...

Written & performed by ... Dominic Frisby ( http://dominicfrisby.com/ )
Edited & directed by ... Peter Maxwell ( http://www.petermaxwellphotography.co.uk/ )
Dancers .... Peggy De Lune and Scarlett Belle (http://www.peggydelune.com/)
Singer ... Ian Virgo
Choreography ... Peggy De Lune (http://www.peggydelune.com/)
Audio mixed by ... Adrian Sear at Soundtracks ( http://soundtracks.co.uk/ )
From the original ... 'Sex Bomb', by Guendogdu, Mustafa, Rennalls, Errol, sung by Tom Jones, published by Universal. (Thank you)

LYRICS here - http://dominicfrisby.com/films/debt-bomb-2

The Fiction of 1001 Muslim Inventions

Fact or Fiction?: 1001 Muslim Inventions Comes to Washington D.C.

A list of sources over many years reporting Obama was born in Kenya, including of course Obama himself |

CDR Kerchner

Socialized Internet to be Taxed

Consumers already pay a fee on their landline and cellular phone bills to support the FCC's Universal Service Fund. The fund was created to ensure that everyone in the country has access to telephone service, even if they live in remote areas.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, French TV

Here's the I.N.A. site :
http://www.ina.fr/media/television/doss ... 31.fr.html

Footage from two different tV shows can be easily found. One from the mid 70's called "pop 2" and one from the late 70's early 80's called "chorus".
On topic on this forume are :
Mott the hoople live at "la taverne de l'olympia 1971" and "Hunter Ronson at "le pavillon de Baltard" 1980.
here :
http://www.ina.fr/art-et-culture/arts-d ... 71.fr.html
here :
http://www.ina.fr/recherche/recherche?s ... &vue=Video

Neil Armstrong, RIP

Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

Armstrong said immediately after the 1969 landing that he had been misquoted. He said he actually said, "That's one small step for `a' man."


In 2006, a computer analysis found evidence that Armstrong said what he said he said.

Peter Shann Ford, an Australian computer programmer, ran a software analysis looking at sound waves and found a wave that would have been the missing "a." It lasted 35 milliseconds, much too quick to be heard. The Smithsonian's space curator, Roger Launius, looked at the evidence and found it convincing.

Remembering Neil Armstrong… When an American Man Walked on the Moon

Friday, August 24, 2012

Obama Lied About Ayers Fundraiser

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ - COOPER

Crony Chronicles

MSNBC’S BASHIR SHOUTS DOWN CONSERVATIVE GUEST IN HEATED ARGUMENT OVER MILITARY GENERAL

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On his MSNBC show, Bashir hosted GOP strategist Trey Hardin as part of a trio of guests. At one point, the conversation turned to Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey seemingly calling out those former service members who have criticized Obama for security leaks.

Ian Hunter interviewed Birmingham Post.

Ian Hunter is interviewed in the Birmingham Post.

Ian Hunter interviewed Louder Than War

Ian Hunter (ex – Mott The Hoople) Interview

Romney Goes Birther

"I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” Mitt Romney said at a campaign rally in Michigan today. “Ann was born in Henry Ford hospital, I was born at Harper Hospital. No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place we were born and raised." - Mitt Romney - 8/24/2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

‘Death by China’ Trailer

MEET BOB. HE’S A FILTHY RACIST.

Obama Gaffe: England, Not British


Does Obama Know the Difference between Great Britain and England?

Ian Hunter with Dad’s Mum, Peggy

"I Remember..."

‘STUTISTICS’: OBAMA’S BUDGET VS. REALITY

‘YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT’: MEET THE TEXAS FAMILY THAT BUILT A CHICKEN EMPIRE & TEACHES THEIR EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION

‘YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT’: MEET THE TEXAS FAMILY THAT BUILT A CHICKEN EMPIRE & TEACHES THEIR EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House has the same success story as many American start-ups. Humble beginnings, hard work and a great product leads to success. After starting with just one small country cooking restaurant in 1981, Paul and Mary Beth Vinyard have opened 11 more and now employ more than 1,300 people in the state of Texas.

ISLAMISTS IN GOVERNMENT

ISLAMISTS IN GOVERNMENT

Psychiatry as a weapon to silence religious and political opposition

Political Abuse of Psychiatry—An Historical Overview

Since reporting on the account of Jason Egroff, a 28-year-old Scranton, Pennsylvania web designer and Blog Talk Radio host of the weekly Revelation News Christian broadcast, I have received documentation of numerous cases where outspoken critics specific to the anti-Christian agenda of Barack Hussein Obama experienced similar encounters with “mental health professionals.”

Christianity & gun owners in the crosshairs: Chilling tactic exposed

The Obama Years: Beyond the Halo


SUMMARY: “THE OBAMA YEARS: BEYOND THE HALO


  • Barack Obama is still the darling of the mainstream media, but not everyone is on board
  • His list of so-called achievements during his presidency is overshadowed by one of the poorest economic records of any U.S. president, particularly of an incumbent seeking re-election.
  • The Obama administration’s agenda has been anything but race-neutral, and has actually been race-driven.
  • Author Edward Klein’s bestselling book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, illustrates the significant role that ideology, incompetence and radicalism play in the Obama administration.
  • Cliff Kincaid analyzes the Obama administration’s ploy to use mortgage policy to help ensure his re-election prospects this November.
  • Roger Aronoff’s analysis of Fast and Furious breaks down the scandal and describes how the media ignored it as long as they could.
  • The Solyndra scandal is the tip of the iceberg, where the Obama administration’s push for green jobs has resulted in few if any jobs for Americans.
  • The highlights of Chairman Donald Irvine’s analyses range from Chris Matthews’s faux pas to the White House referring to Fox News as “not really news.”
  • James Davis’s piece, “The Cause of the 2008 Financial Crisis,” details the problems of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how their housing policies caused the housing bubble to collapse.

Lamestream Media News Interjects Religion into Campaign: Why Not Investigate Obama's Past

NBC plans one-hour special on Romney religion.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NEW DISCOVERY AT STONEHENGE COULD HELP UNLOCK LONGTIME MYSTERY


Heelstones, Cursus and Prehistoric Astronomy - a visualisation of the University of Birmingham's latest findings at StoneHenge (courtesy of the University's VISTA centre)

Obama Re-election will lead to Civil War: Texas Judge

Lubbock County Judge Tom Head told KJTV-TV on Monday that a 1.7 cent tax increase for the next fiscal year is necessary to prepare for the “worst case scenario: civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe.”

Texas Judge Preparing For ‘Civil War’ If Obama Re-Elected

Not a Joke: Justice Department Hires, Recruits “intellectual disabilities,” mental disorders

Targeted Disabilities Policy

CNBC ROUNDTABLE REFUSES TO ADMIT FAILURE OF TARP

Neil Barofsky, the former U.S. Treasury Inspector General who oversaw TARP, appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday to discuss his new book, “Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street.”

The lamestream media and the Obama regime work hand in hand against the American people.

"MUSLIMS RISE: CALIPHATE IMMINENT"

Trailer: KHILAFAH CONFERENCE AUSTRALIA | 16 Sept. 2012

Chicago Young Republicans (yes, Republicans) are “callin’ baby”:

GROWING UNION POWER UNDER OBAMA THREATENS NATIONAL SECURITY, NEW BOOK CLAIMS

“Shadowbosses” by Mallory Factor, a professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel is interviewed.

Questionnaire for National Security

Form

Private Investigator: Obama's Fraudulent Social Security Number & Selective Service Registration

Private Investigator: Obama's Fraudulent Social Security Number & Selective Service Registration by ObamaRelease YourRecords

Private Investigator: Obama's Fraudulent Social Security Number & Selective Service Registration

http://www.scribd.com/doc/57169354/Private-Investigator-Obama-s-Fraudulent-Social-Security-Number-Selective-Service-Registration

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson on French TV

Excerpt

This comes from a French TV show from the early 80's called "chorus". French public TV. Each week, 35 minutes of live music. The French TV archives are owned by one organization called "I.N.A. " (as in "national institute of audio-visual arts") and it is 100% legal and official.
There used to be two halves in this show, hosted ny Antoine De Caunes who i believe is well known in the UK, with some sort of a talk show in between where they'd talk about the new records and stuff.
The only "flaw" with this site comes from the fact that once you bought the show (here 2.99 € for the two halves) instead of "downloading" the file you have to right-click on it as in "record the target".

Watching this video you'll hear that Ronson is "guitarist ex-Bowie and ex-Dylan" and Hunter was the leader of "Moot The Hopple" but you may already know de Caunes' terrible French accent almost as heavy as mine. LOL.

Set list : Angeline, Laugh at me, Just anothet night, All the way from Memphis, I wish I was your mother and Bastard.

Recorded May the 10th 1980.

RYAN JABS OBAMA: ‘I AM HAPPY TO BE CLINGING TO MY GUNS AND MY RELIGION’

Obama's guns and religion quote.

2,527 DHS Employees and Co-Conspirators Convicted of Crimes

Federal Auditor

Reveal Politics‘ Caleb Bonham interviewed Obama supporters and asked them to compare Moochelle with Ann Romney

Will Obama Keep Power 'by Any Means Necessary'?

Stella Paul

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rocket-deployed chemical trails

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 111, A09302, 11 PP., 2006
doi:10.1029/2005JA011002

The HEX experiment: Determination of the neutral wind field from 120 to 185 km altitude near a stable premidnight auroral arc by triangulating the drift of rocket-deployed chemical trails

E. M. Wescott
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

H. Stenbaek-Nielsen
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

M. Conde
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Miguel Larsen
Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Dirk Lummerzheim
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

On 25 March 2003, Horizontal E-Region Experiment (HEX) released trimethyl aluminum trails from two rockets launched northward from Poker Flat Research Range near Fairbanks to map the vertical wind field near a stable premidnight auroral arc system. They deployed three trails of trimethyl aluminum chemical “puffs,” whose subsequent motion traced the prevailing wind field. This motion was determined using triangulation from four ground observation sites. Position and speed accuracies were estimated to be ∼1 km and a few meters per second, respectively. The first rocket followed a novel flat trajectory; it released a nearly horizontal trail of length 200 km, at an average altitude of ∼145 km. The second rocket was launched 19 min later and released two trails between 125 and 175 km altitude along a conventional steep trajectory. All puffs between 130 and 175 km altitude drifted geomagnetic westward, almost exactly parallel to the aurora. From prior observations and modeling, we had expected to observe convective upwelling near the arcs. We did not; vertical winds were essentially downward throughout the horizontal trail, with speeds between 0 and 20 m s−1. Although an abatement of downward flow was observed ∼40 km equatorward of the arcs, these data alone do not establish a causal relationship between the abatement and the arcs. Vertical speeds of ≤20 m s−1 are relatively modest. However, because the observed wind field would entrain air parcels in flow parallel to the arc system, even vertical speeds around 15 m s−1 could displace individual air parcels by several scale heights if they occurred all along the arcs.

Received 3 January 2005; accepted 12 May 2006; published 8 September 2006.

Citation: Wescott, E. M., H. Stenbaek-Nielsen, M. Conde, M. Larsen, and D. Lummerzheim (2006), The HEX experiment: Determination of the neutral wind field from 120 to 185 km altitude near a stable premidnight auroral arc by triangulating the drift of rocket-deployed chemical trails, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A09302, doi:10.1029/2005JA011002.

Romney: Audit Fed

Romney supports audit of the Federal Reserve

Union Boss for Communism

Former D.C. Union boss, Mike Golash, stated in a video, representing Chapter 689 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, organizing workers on the D.C. metro, had some points to state on-camera.

‘MARK OF THE BEAST PLAN: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MULLING PLAN TO SCAN KIDS’ PALMS IN THE LUNCH LINE


Parents of students at a Lake Charles, La. elementary school are upset over new technology that officials hope to use in the lunch room, believing it would expedite payment in the cafeteria line giving students more time to eat.

KPLC TV reported last week that Moss Bluff Elementary School officials sent a letter home to parents explaining a new system that would scan students’ palms, which in turn would identify the student and the subsequent individual payment plan (thus speeding up the line).


KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Democrats Voted Against Obama's Budget

Video exchange

EJ Dionne defended Obama's budget on Meet The Press yesterday, describing Obama’s budget plan – a budget plan which Dionne’s co-panelist, Tea Party advocate Ted Cruz, pointed out was unable to get even a single Democratic vote.

PAMELA GELLER ON ABC NEWS ON SYSTEMIC ANTI-SEMITISM BY SAN FRANCISCO, RUNS DISCRIMINATORY, SHARIA-COMPLIANT ADS AGAINST PRO-ISRAEL ADS

Patriotic Marine Detained Against His Will for Free Speech

FORMER MARINE DETAINED FOR ‘OMINOUS’ FACEBOOK POSTS SPEAKS OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME: ‘IT MADE ME SCARED FOR MY COUNTRY’

ATTORNEY OF FORMER MARINE DETAINED FOR FACEBOOK POSTS TELLS BECK: PSYCHIATRIST THREATENED TO ‘BRAINWASH’ MY CLIENT WITH MEDS

Earlier today, 26-year-old former U.S. Marine Brandon Raub was released from a psychiatric facility via a judge’s order, who ruled that the government had no legal grounds to hold him.

Tonight on Glenn Beck’s show on GBTV, soon-to-become TheBlazeTV, John Whitehead, Raub’s lead attorney and president of the Rutherford Institute, gave his first interview following his client’s release to discuss the case.

“No warrant for his arrest and no search warrant,” Whitehead replied. “They haven’t [charged him with a crime] and they’re not going to.”

The original story may be supplemented with what may be a trend against American citizens, Christians, and gun owners.

Psychiatry is a new tool used by the American government to silence against the regime.

‘REAL NEWS FROM THE BLAZE:’ MARINE DETAINMENT STIRS FIRST AMENDMENT DEBATE

Adam Kokesh speaks with Brandon Raub, the former marine who has been kidnapped and held in a mental asylum for expressing opinions on 9/11 that run contrary to the official government version of events.

Marine's mom answers a few questions for the MSM.

Oath Keepers to Rally in Support of Marine Veteran Brandon Raub, Victim of Soviet Style Pre-crime Detention

Rutherford Institute statement

The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a former Marine who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of his private Facebook page.

Officers at the scene contacted mental health crisis intervention and the crisis workers recommended that police take Raub into custody. Police took Raub into custody for evaluation in accordance with Virginia State Code § 37.2-808 Emergency custody. He was not arrested and he faces no criminal charges in Chesterfield.

The Marine was held in Hopewell's John Randolph Medical Center since Thursday.

"I'm currently in John Randolph in the psychiatric ward being held against my will," Raub said in a telephone interview.

Former Marine arrested for exercising free speech.

Last night (Saturday) at approximately 7:30 pm, Brandon J. Raub, founder of the Richmond Liberty Movement, was arrested. When friends came home they witnessed Brandon being detained by the police, FBI, and the Secret Service. A video shows led away. Friends and family asked what had happened, they were told they were tipped off that Brandon had “posts” on his FB that led them to believe he was a danger to others and/or himself. Brandon believes 9/11 was an inside job and questions the actions of the government.

Facebook posts led to the arrest.


Facebook page



"The Truth" post



Arrest video



Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/brandon-j-raub/the-truth/2587924188052

https://www.facebook.com/brandon.raub?sk=wall

http://jeenyuscorner.com/2012/08/17/fascist-america-fbisecret-service-arrest-marine-brandon-j-raub/

http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/tag/richmond-liberty-movement/

http://jeenyuscorner.com/

http://dont-tread-on.me/?p=21787

http://dont-tread-on.me/?p=21770

http://pumabydesign001.com/2012/03/25/tyranny-alert-treason-obamas-declaration-of-peacetime-martial-law-implementation-executive-order-explained-the-intel-hub/

http://web.gbtv.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=20564199&source=GBTV

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/should-al-sharpton-be-fired-from-msnbc-for-making-racist-comments/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chilling-video-openly-rooting-for-revolution-the-left-calls-for-american-civil-unrest-riots-francis-fox-piven-lib-talkers-journalists-van-jones-rev-wright-english-protest-leader-etc/

http://pumabydesign001.com/2011/10/06/gbtv-cheering-economic-terrorism-seiu-steven-lerner-creating-a-crisis/

http://pumabydesign001.com/2011/01/09/trumka-goons-gunned-down-eddie-york/









Hell Keeps Diploma from Valedictorian

Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Prague High School and was named valedictorian but in her speech she stated:

‘How the h*** do I know?' As a result, the school has retained her diploma. She earned her diploma, completed all the state curriculum, got straight A’s and starts college in a few days on a full scholarship, making the administrators’ decision even more appalling to her family.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hit the Road, Barack, Niall Ferguson

Obama’s Gotta Go

Ferguson responds to Krugman.

And his response to the entire academic Left.

San Francisco Minimum Wage to Top $10

SAN FRANCISCO PLANS TO ‘PUT MORE MONEY INTO CONSUMERS POCKETS’ BY RAISING MINIMUM WAGE ABOVE $10


Hijacked Revolt: Muslim Brothers win, NATO intervention?

Hijacked Revolt: Muslim Brothers win, NATO intervention?


RT's Anissa Naouai reports from Tahrir square.

Egypt's plethora of political parties

LEFTISTS/NAZIS/MUSLIMS ARE CALLING FOR THE KILLING OF CANADIAN PM STEPHEN HARPER

KGB Orchestrated the “Collapse of Communism”

Saturday, August 18, 2012

PARENTS INCREASINGLY OPTING OUT OF KIDS’ VACCINES

BUT ARE THERE CONSEQUENCES?

American History From 1877 “Rise of Big Business, Second Industrial Revolution"

American History From 1877 “Rise of Big Business, Second Industrial Revolution

American Industrialization

American Industrialization

American Industrial Revolution

American Industrial Revolution

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ian Hunter, Waterlow: "SUONI," Augusto Daolio Nomadi

"SUONI," Augusto Daolio Nomadi


I guess the Italian singer did not know English but they do a good job on the tune itself.

670 million Muslims expect Mahdi in their lifetime





The survey by Pew Research notes that in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia, "half or more Muslims believe they will live to see the return of the Mahdi. This expectation is most widespread in Afghanistan (83 percent), Iraq (72 percent), Tunisia (67 percent) and Malaysia (62 percent).

The survey said that belief drops to about four-in-10 across Central Asia, except for Turkey, where 68 percent expect to witness his return. It drops slightly further across southern and eastern Europe.

"In some countries with sizable Sunni and Shi'a populations, views on the Mahdi's return differ by sect. In Iraq, for example, Shi'as are more likely than Sunnis to expect the Mahdi to return in their lifetime, by an 88 percent to 55 percent margin. In Azerbaijan, the difference between the two groups is also large (25 percentage points)," the report said. "Differences between Shi'as and Sunnis on this issue may reflect the more central role that the Mahdi's return plays in Shi'a Islam."

What‘s at stake in this year’s election? Paul Ryan

WHY PAUL RYAN’S CATHOLICISM JIBES WITH HIS CAPITALISM

JOHN CARNEYCNBC.com

Update: Social Security Administration, Another Federal Police

Intended to re-assure nervous citizens, the SSA intoned: “These investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests. Our investigators are similar to your State or local police officers." Except, of course, they are not. The SSA is building up a new Federal police force in addition to the FBI, DHS, ICE, ATF, and sundry other agencies. What are the checks upon this coercive force? How are the liberties of the people protected?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Linux/LTSP thin clients in education

DELI OWNER WHO WORE ‘GOVERNMENT DIDN’T BUILD MY BUSINESS, I DID’ SHIRT WHILE CATERING FOR OBAMA

Ross Murty, a small business owner of the Village Corner Deli in Davenport, Iowa

TEA Party Romney

Former Obama Supporters for Romney

Democrat Artur Davis, the former four-term Alabama congressman who officially seconded Barack Obama’s nomination for president at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Davis elaborates:

Americans for Prosperity has a new ad out this week featuring former Obama supporters who say the president hasn’t earned their vote this time around.

Falconry Head Cam: Abu Dhabi Sports Council

Debates on Jefferson

DAVID BARTON VS. HIS CRITICS: ANALYSIS OF CLAIMS

Overend Pete Watts, Mott The Hoople and Solo

Musical credits

MEMRI on Ft. Hood Jihadi

Maj. Nidal Hasan, Fort Hood Shooter And Lone-Wolf Jihadi, Celebrated And Lionized By Terror Groups And Leaders – Al-Qaeda, AQAP, Taliban, IMU, And More – As Well As Top Online Jihadi Forums, Media Outlets

False Flag: Another Domestic Terrorism Shooting

video platform video management video solutions video player

The FBI said it is treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism, although the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office said authorities do not yet know the gunman’s motive.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Is the Sovereign Debt Crisis a Replay of the Versailles Treaty?

Right Side News

Now Social Security Administration Buying Bullets

Social Security Administration To Purchase 174 Thousand Rounds Of Hollow Point Bullets

Business Insider

Pew Research Institute Releases Telling Survey of World's Muslims

Survey

Dishonorable Disclosures: Former SEALS take on Obama and Tell Him to Shut the Blank Up

Obama Solution: Drive Up cost of food, animal feed, gasoline, and now meat prices as well

To protect ethanol, Obama seeks to inflate meat prices

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ISLAMIC TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN'


Caroline Glick and her Latma team

How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For The Cities

Stanley Kurtz, Forbes

Biden on Romney: Advocates Slavery

Biden on Romney: ‘They’re going to put y’all back in chains’

Vice President Joe Biden told supporters that Republicans would “put y’all back in chains,” during a campaign speech Tuesday in Danville, Va.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the—he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules–unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing…

SHAKEUP IN EGYPTIAN MILITARY SIGNALS POWER SHIFT

Eric Trager of the Washington Institute joined “Real News” Monday to report on the latest developments in Egypt and what they mean for the hopes of domestic and foreign policy stability in the nation, that is less than one year into their first democratically elected government.

Newt delivers economics lesson to Piers Morgan

Whitehall Police Get Schooled on the Constitution: "When the President Follows the Constitution, I will" (Illegal Stop Over Open Carry)

This is an example of what happens when you arm yourself not only with a firearm but with knowledge. With knowledge you can effectively defend yourself against the police state. Whitehall police get schooled on the Constitution.

ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY BLOGGER JAILED FOR TAPE RECORDING PUBLIC OFFICIALS

The recordings made by 30-year-old Adam Mueller (Miller) were posted on a blog affiliated with a website that claims to police the police.

Obama Wins Gold at Olympics

WOLF BLITZER CAN‘T GET DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ TO ACCEPT FACTS OF RYAN’S MEDICARE PLAN

Longer and more frustrating clip.

OBAMA‘S ’OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENTS‘ THAT ’SHOW THE REAL OBAMA’ & HIS ‘FRIGHTENING VISION FOR OUR COUNTRY’


1) “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” – Barack Obama speaking in 2008 with Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (also known as Joe the Plumber).

2) “The Cambridge Police acted stupidly.” – Obama speaking about the 2009 arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Harvard scholar (this inevitably led to the infamous “beer summit”).

3) “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” – The president speaking in 2011 in Durham, North Carolina, at Cree Inc. about the challenges surrounding the stimulus bill.

4) “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” – Obama caught on a “hot mic” while speaking to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev about the greater abilities he’ll have after a second election.

5) “The private sector’s doing fine.” - The president’s June 2012 claim that America’s private sector is progressing well, despite a continued high unemployment rate.

6) “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back.  They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.” – Obama’s now-infamous “you didn’t build that quip” from July 2012.


CNN: ‘PUT AN OBAMA BUMPER STICKER ON YOUR FOREHEAD WHEN YOU DO THIS!’: ROMNEY SURROGATE CALLS OUT CNN HOST, SOLEDAD O'BRIEN

Former New Hampshire governor and Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu debated with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien over the Romney/Ryan campaign’s approach to Medicare. “I have the Congressional Budget Office Budget report right here,” Sununu said, revealing that he brought a copy of the report to the interview. “Go read page 13 and 14.”

You Can't Co-exist With People Who Want to Kill You

CNN Soledad O'Brien Repeats Liberal Blog Arguments During Debate With Romney Adviser

O'Brien was on screen looking at an article from the left-wing website Talking Points Memo to assist her in a debate with Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock.

U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—facing cuts under Obama administration

Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S. officials say.

It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores. U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—forces are facing cuts under the Obama administration’s plan and they are inadequate now. The vessel was a nuclear-powered Akula-class attack submarine, one of Russia’s quietest submarines. “The Akula was built for one reason and one reason only: To kill U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines and their crews,” said a second U.S. official. “Sending a nuclear-propelled submarine into the Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean region is another manifestation of President Putin demonstrating that Russia is still a player on the world’s political-military stage,” said naval analyst and submarine warfare specialist Norman Polmar. The latest submarine incursion in the Gulf further highlights the failure of the Obama administration’s “reset” policy of conciliatory actions designed to develop closer ties with Moscow.

Clinton's Chief of Staff on Ryan: ‘This Guy is Amazing.’

“Have any of you all met Paul Ryan? We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing. ... He is honest, he is straightforward, he is sincere. And the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit just like we did, by $4 trillion. … The president as you remember, came out with a budget and I don’t think anybody took that budget very seriously. The Senate voted against it 97 to nothing."

National Weather Service Follows DHS In Huge Ammo Purchase

The NWS joins the DHW to seek "a solicitation for 46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets."

A solicitation which appears on the FedBizOpps website for the NWS asks for 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets, noted for their strength. The NWS is following its federal counterpart the DHS in securing large quantities of ammo. Back in March,Homeland Security purchased 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets. The DHS is also planning to purchase a further 750 million rounds of different types of ammo in a separate solicitation that also expires on August 20, including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls. The DHS recently put out an order for riot gear in preparation for the upcoming DNC, RNC and presidential inauguration. The U.S. Army is also busy buying similar equipment.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Civil Contempt of Congress Lawsuit Filed Against Stonewalling Attorney General

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee filed acivil contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder, arguing that the Obama administration is required by law to turn over the subpoenaed documents that relate to Operation “Fast and Furious.”

Specifically, the lawsuit asks that:

The executive privilege claim by Obama be declared invalid. Holder’s objection to the House records subpoena be rejected. The attorney general produce all records related to the Justice Department’s incorrect assertion in early 2011 that gun-walking did not take place.

Flashback: Andrew Klavan compares Paul Ryan & Obama

Paul Ryan’s greatest hits

Press for Hot Air from Obama

Obama endorses Ryan’s plan as “an entirely legitimate proposal.”



Obama himself once hailed Rep. Ryan’s plan as “an entirely legitimate proposal.”

“I think Paul [Ryan], for example, the head of the Budget Committee, has looked at the budget and has made a serious proposal. I’ve read it. I can tell you what’s in it. And there are some ideas in there that I would agree with but there are some ideas we should have a healthy debate about because I don’t agree with them,” said President Obama in 2010 at a GOP Retreat in Baltimore.

PAMELA GELLER ON ABC NEWS COVERING PRO-ISRAEL BUS ADS

NDAA: Lawsuit Hearing This Week


This week there is a hearing on the constitutionality of the unconstitutional NDAA. Section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year, allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial.

The Obama regime is appealing an injunction that judge Katherine Forrest issued against it in May. The injunction was in response to the lawsuit filed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others.

Tangerine Bolen is one the lead plaintiffs in the suit against the government and she penned a powerful piece for the UK’s Guardian. Here are some key quotes:

I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the president the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants, without charge or trial.

In a May hearing, Judge Katherine Forrest issued an injunction against it; this week, in a final hearing in New York City, US government lawyers asserted even more extreme powers – the right to disregard entirely the judge and the law. On Monday 6 August, Obama’s lawyers filed an appeal to the injunction – a profoundly important development that, as of this writing, has been scarcely reported.

Judge Forrest had ruled for a temporary injunction against an unconstitutional provision in this law, after government attorneys refused to provide assurances to the court that plaintiffs and others would not be indefinitely detained for engaging in first amendment activities. At that time, twice the government has refused to define what it means to be an “associated force”, and it claimed the right to refrain from offering any clear definition of this term, or clear boundaries of power under this law.

This past week’s hearing was even more terrifying. Government attorneys again, in this hearing, presented no evidence to support their position and brought forth no witnesses. Most incredibly, Obama’s attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA’s section 1021 – the provision that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial – has not been applied by the US government anywhere in the world after Judge Forrest’s injunction.

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Unites Shia and Sunni

Ahmadinejad arrives in Saudi for Islamic summit

Jefferson's Koran, Extortion and War: Obama Promotes Islam for Ramadan Dinner

Obama enjoys promoting Islam, as he does every year, and as an example note his remarks for Iftar: "Islam -- like so many faiths -- is part of our national story. To promote Islam Obama refers to Jefferson's Koran as his example of Islam being part and parcel of America. However, every year he is wrong.

Jefferson had a Koran since he was learning the ways of Islam involved as the U.S. was in defending its interests for the first time internationally. Jefferson was involved in negotiations to pay extortion to Islamic states since they were impressing our sailors. Fortunately, saner heads prevailed and the American Marines, to counter Islamism, began fighting "to the shores of Tripoli."

Edited 60 MINUTES clip of Ryan talking about Medicare mom in Florida

Vonnegut High School Quote

Vonnegut High School Quote

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Rap Sheet & Comparison

Occupy Wall Street Rap Sheet & Comparison

How similar are the TEA Party and Occupy Wall Street?


‘OUR RIGHTS COME FROM NATURE AND GOD, NOT GOVERNMENT’: RYAN CHANNELS JOHN LOCKE



There was a rare, pure philosophical moment in Rep. Paul Ryan’s running mate announcement speech in Norfolk, Va. Saturday that should not be overlooked. The Wisconsin congressman waxed on the natural contract between government, man and God:

“But America is more than just a place…it’s an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed.”


Ryan’s speech was a conduit to some of the essential founding principles of the nation. In particular, the comments are a direct conceptual channeling of English philosopher John Locke.

Locke argued that because governments were instituted to protect the unalienable rights of individuals, they had no power other than what was necessary to protect such rights. In other words, a free and just government was necessarily a limited government. His sentiments were devoutly believed by the Founding Fathers and are reflected in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

In Locke’s defining Second Treatise on Government, the he argued that “freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by but as freedom of nature is, to be under no other restraint but the law of nature and God.”

Locke added further weight to the argument for natural rights as he argued against the subjugation of human beings in The State of Nature:

“For men being all the workmanship of one omnipotent and infinitely wise Maker; all the servants of one Sovereign Master, sent into the world by his order and about his business, they are his property whose workmanship they are, made to last during his, not one another’s, pleasure. And being furnished with like faculties, sharing all in one community of nature, there cannot be supposed any such subordination among us that may authorize us to destroy one another, as if we were made for one another’s uses, as the inferior ranks of creatures are for ours.”


Ryan followed up his Lockean statement by adding: “This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed.”

Even on the point of consent of the governed, Locke can be consulted: In his writings on The Dissoloution of Government, Locke discusses the actions a society must take when a government steps outside the “limited powers” it is entitled to in order to change the government.

“The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property; and the end while they choose and authorise a legislative is that there may be laws made, and rules set, as guards and fences to the properties of all the society, to limit the power and moderate the dominion of every part and member of the society. For since it can never be supposed to be the will of the society that the legislative should have a power to destroy that which every one designs to secure by entering into society, and for which the people submitted themselves to legislators of their own making: whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God has provided for all men against force and violence.“

Ryan’s philosophy on the social contract between man and government has a firm grounding in the natural rights principles of John Locke and ergo the American Founders. It will be highly interesting to see these concepts drawn up in the political discourse and debate of the next few months, leading up to November.

During coverage of Ryan’s first speech as the vice presidential candidate, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry added to her resume of controversial on-air remarks when she criticized Ryan for daring to quote the Declaration of Independence in his speech when declaring rights come from God and nature, and not from government.

“The thing I really have against him is actually how he and Gov. Romney have misused the Declaration of Independence,” said Harris-Perry Saturday. “I’m deeply irritated by their notion that the ‘pursuit of happiness’ means money for the richest and that we extricate the capacity of ordinary people to pursue happiness. When they say ‘God and nature give us our rights, not government,’ that is a lovely thing to say as a wealthy white man.”

Harris-Perry’s race-related criticism of Ryan for quoting a fundamental idea, upon which the entire nature of the U.S. government rests, has been met with media and public disapproval.

On “Real News From The Blaze” Tuesday, the panel was joined by Dr. Joseph Laconte of Kings College to explain why debate around this idea, that our rights are from God and nature, could spell trouble for the future of the nation should people ever see Government as the ultimate dispensor of rights.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/real-news-from-the-blaze-left-attacks-paul-ryan-for-discussing-natural-rights/

Describing Ryan’s speech, NBC White House Correspondent Andrea Mitchell lamented: “He talked about rights coming from God and they don’t come from government.”

There is dissatisfaction on the left with the Constitution, and criticism of the Romney-Ryan Recovery is based on race.

When they say ‘God and nature give us our rights, not government,’ that is a lovely thing to say as a wealthy white man.”

MICHIGAN SCHOOL DISTRICT SOLD SCHOOL TO JIHAD-LINKED GROUP IN SWEETHEART DEAL

CITIZENS: PROBE SECRET DEAL WITH ISLAMISTS

In a statement of allegations, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) has exposed criminal corruption and cover‐up by a Michigan public school district in its no‐bid sale of a school to the Islamic Cultural Association (ICA), which is linked to terrorist supporting organizations.

Obama's Weakness Forces Israel's Hand

NETANYAHU HAS ‘ALMOST FINALLY’ MADE DECISION TO ATTACK IRAN NUKE PLANTS

The Great Liberal Lie: Jonah Goldberg on the Left's War on Words

Saturday, August 11, 2012

World History I: Renaissance, A comparison of 3 City-States during the renaissance, Venice, Florence and Genoa.

Scientific Blunders in the Quran

Economics: Thomas Sowell: Washington's Meddling Wrecking Economy

Economics: Thomas Sowell: Washington's Meddling Wrecking Economy

Sowell on Economy

Paul Ryan took apart Obama and Obamacare -- in 6 minutes!

Ryan has "written two budgets, both of them passed by the House but never acted on by the Senate, that would have kept tax rates low while deeply slashing spending, including making major changes to entitlement programs."

His budget spends 15 percent less than Obama would over the next decade, and he would rack up $3.1 trillion in cumulative new deficits during that time, which is less than half of the deficits the White House says Obama’s budget would produce.

Over the long run Mr. Ryan’s budget would cap taxes at 19 percent of gross domestic product — slightly higher than the post-World War II average — but would bring spending down to 16 percent of GDP by 2050, which would mean cutting about 40 cents out of every dollar spent if it were to happen today.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/11/obama-and-ryan-have-tangled-repeatedly/

"The idea of “premium support” for Medicare, which would change the program’s one-size-fits-all policy to a private-insurance model with public options, was endorsed by a bipartisan commission appointed by Bill Clinton back in the 1990s. Late last year, Ryan announced a new version of his proposal with a new partner signing on: Democratic senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, who first achieved political prominence as an advocate for seniors."

Cf. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/313732/smart-democrats-should-be-worried-john-fund

RACHEL MADDOW & NATIONAL REVIEW‘S RICH LOWRY BATTLE OVER RYAN’S BUDGET PLAN

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Obama Campaign Defends Obama's $700 Billion Cuts to Medicare

Obama cuts Medicare, lamestream media journalist deflects

PAUL RYAN LAUGHS AT DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ DURING CNN TAKEDOWN

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