Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Some interesting items today

Manning guilty of espionage
Excerpt: Former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was found guilty Tuesday of five espionage accounts. The decision means Manning could spend the rest of his life behind bars. The maximum sentence for the charges would be 150 years. (I’m still in favor of shooting him. I volunteer, will bring my own rifle and ammo to save money. ~Bob)

A Collapse is Coming: That Which is Unsustainable Will Go Away: Medicare. By Charles H. Smith
Excerpt: Medicare is an example of an unsustainable system that will go away in the decade ahead. Here are the sobering facts about the number of workers and those drawing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid entitlements in the U.S. While the government claims to have a "trust fund" to pay for Social Security and Medicare, this is illusory propaganda. There are no funds set aside to pay these entitlements--they are "pay as you go" programs funded by current tax revenues. If the tax revenues don't cover the programs' expenses, the Treasury sells bonds, i.e. issues debt to pay the entitlements.

The Tragedy of Isolation. By Thomas Sowell
Excerpt: In the 20th century, Western intellectuals' two most dominant explanations of disparities in economic, educational and other achievements were innate racial differences in ability (in the early decades) and racial discrimination (in the later decades).
In neither era were the intelligentsia receptive to other explanations. In each era, they were convinced that they had the answer -- and dismissed and disparaged those who offered other answers.

5 Ways Liberalism Destroyed Detroit. By John Hawkins
Excerpt: How did Democrats kill one of the most prosperous cities in America? With the same sort of unfettered liberalism that Democrats like Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi want to foist on the rest of the nation.

Buffalo Increases Spending on Free Teacher Cosmetic Surgery, Despite $51 Million Deficit. By Kyle Olson
Can we be Detroit? Yes, we can! ~Bob

Obama Vineyard Vacation at $7.6m Private Resort, Over 75 Rooms Booked for Staff
Gonna work on a new speech excoriating millionaires and billionaires. ~Bob.

The Greatest Food in Human History: In terms of cost-per-calore, no locavore, organic veggie can compete with the McDouble. By Kyle Smith
Excerpt: But we all know fast food makes us fat, right? Not necessarily. People who eat out tend to eat less at home that day in partial compensation; the net gain, according to a 2008 study out of Berkeley and Northwestern, is only about 24 calories a day.

The Spooks of Hazzard. By Jim Goad
Excerpt: Do you know that the overwhelming majority of white Southerners—well over 90% of them—never owned slaves even at the peak of slavery? Do you know that the term “redneck” dates all the way back to Scotland in the 1640s, when it was used to describe peasants who rebelled against the ruling class? Do you know that its most plausible American derivation is from the 1800s when it was used to describe those impoverished whites who didn’t own slaves nor hire black sharecroppers and instead toiled in the fields and burned their pale necks red under the hot sun?

Excerpt: Rep. Ros-Lehtinen said for Obama, “who has sworn to preserve, protect and defend their ideals that founded this nation, to equate Ho Chi Minh to Thomas Jefferson is an insult to the service and sacrifice of all of those who served in Vietnam.” “Saying that a butcher who slaughtered his opponents and butchered those who resisted his tyranny was inspired by the ideals that make this nation the freest and most democratic country in the world belittles our Founding Fathers and those shed blood to protect their vision,” she added. (Per article, Ho Chi Minh “…then proceeded to commit atrocities against the people of Vietnam in his quest for a Marxist state.” Perhaps where this is heading with the ammunition buys, the FEMA camps, the spraying overhead multiple times daily, and the training of Soviet troops “against civil unrest” on US soil…. You know, “payback time.” –Barb)

Member of the San Diego Media Admits They Long Knew About Filner, But Chose Not to Investigate Nor Report; How About the DC Media?
It would have spoiled their Republican War on Women narrative to report on it. ~Bob

Brotherhood Torture Chambers (Finally) Exposed. By Raymond Ibrahim 
Excerpt: Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into [a] torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the latest case of violent persecution that experts fear will only get worse. Such stories have become increasingly common as tensions between Egypt’s Muslims and Copts mount, but in the latest case, mosque officials corroborated much of the account and even filed a police report. (ah, the fruits of the Arab Spring and the Muslim Brotherhood “moderates,” much beloved by the Obama administration and the leftist media. ~Bob.)

Christian Man Tortured In Front of Wife. By Theodore Shoebat 
Excerpt: However, Shagufta told the police that they had lost the cell phone a month earlier. She denied the charges but police started 3rd degree torture on Shafaqat Masih, who is crippled and physically challenged. They tortured him in front of his wife and four children. 

The News in Zingers. By Argus Hamilton
Excerpt: President Obama spoke at Central Missouri College Wednesday. His staffers refused to allow College Republicans or anyone wearing patriotic clothing into the building. Everyone not allowed inside was forced into a boxcar and transported to IRS headquarters. (the way to sneak into an Obama rally is to wear a tee shirt with a picture of a communist murderer—Che comes to mind—and a “Death to America/Death to the Jews” button. ~Bob.)

Moroccans defecate on an altar in Italy
Muslim interfaith outreach. ~Bob

That Which is Unsustainable Will Go Away: Medicare. By Charles H. Smith
Excerpt: Medicare is an example of an unsustainable system that will go away in the decade ahead. Here are the sobering facts about the number of workers and those drawing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid entitlements in the U.S. While the government claims to have a "trust fund" to pay for Social Security and Medicare, this is illusory propaganda. There are no funds set aside to pay these entitlements--they are "pay as you go" programs funded by current tax revenues. If the tax revenues don't cover the programs' expenses, the Treasury sells bonds, i.e. issues debt to pay the entitlements.

Excerpt: Looking for a little extra cash? If you’re interested in defrauding taxpayers, it might be as easy as writing down a number on a form. The number is your income. The form is the Obamacare application. If you do not have “affordable” employer-sponsored health insurance and your income is between about $31,800 and $94,200 for a family of four (that is, between 138 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level), you qualify for an insurance subsidy through Obamacare.

Obama rebuked for Keystone claims
Excerpt: President Obama’s dismissal of the job benefits from the Keystone XL pipeline drew a furious rebuke on Monday from supporters of the project who accused him of ignoring his own State Department.

Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security secretary?
Older Piece: Congressional bosses from Hell: Sheila Jackson Lee
Conservatives are screaming, but I kind of like the Congressional Black Caucus suggestion that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security. She would bring a whole new level of stupidity to the position and the Obama administration, and might collapse the Homeland Security/TSA house of cards. ~Bob.

Excerpt: Though Brevard County has used the book for the last three years with no complaints, Workman is complaining now. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the book’s authors prop up Islam yet denigrate the other two major Abrahamic faiths. For instance, the state lawmaker says, the textbook informs high schoolers that “people happily accepted Islam as their way of life” in Medina. “It leaves out that tens of thousands of Jews and non-believers were massacred by Mohammed’s armies,” Workman said.

Red Eye Guest On Weiner’s Wife: ‘One Of The Greatest National Security Threats’ Because Of Muslim Brotherhood Ties
Excerpt: I completely agree with Andy McCarthy that she poses one of the greatest national security threats of this administration. She has access to the most classified information because of her position with (Hillary) Clinton about the Muslim Brotherhood, which its creed is to destroy America from within.

WND reports on swat raids on the innocent: Violence reflects growing militarization of local police
Excerpt: “The recent incidents in Oklahoma, where police shot an unarmed mother holding her child in her home, in Virginia, where a SWAT team killed a watchman guarding a dice game at an after-hours club and in California, where a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid on a gun shop resulted in the death of the shopkeeper, provide some hard evidence that police in America may be getting out of control,” Farah said.

Chicken on menu — 2016 on their minds at Obama/Clinton powwow
Excerpt: President Obama’s private lunch with Hillary Clinton on Monday afternoon suggested that she is taking another step toward launching a 2016 run for the White House….A photo of the lunch released by the White House shows the former rivals smiling with nary a hint of the animosity that marked the 2008 Democratic primary. White House aides pointed out that Obama extended the lunch invitation to Clinton. (Another Alinsky disciple. Benghazi? “What’s it matter?” No one in Dept of Injustice will pry. –Barb)

She thinks it’s funny to insult us. Jane Fonda wears a "Hanoi Jane" T-shirt as part of promoting her movie where she plays Nancy Reagan. She smiles and laughs about it, but she knows damn well she is giving the finger back to all of us who despise what she did in going to Hanoi. Not just sitting at the gun like she wanted to shoot down US planes, but the long series of broadcasts she made to our troops, telling them the war they were in was unjust and they shoot disobey officers, maybe shoot them. She has a truly monumentally rotten attitude to wear that shirt as a symbol of her disdain for all of us who hate her treasonous behavior. --Del
Excerpt: An investigator is unlikely to find what he refuses to look for. Since May 10, the scandal has evolved from “a couple of rogue employees in Cincinnati,” to high IRS involvement, to going inside the IRS chief counsel’s office, at least. In that same time, President Obama has gone from saying that the abuse was “outrageous” and that no one wants to get to the bottom of it more than he does, to being satisfied with a non-investigation of a “phony scandal.” (When interviewed by Issa’s committee, so evident he had appointed no one to investigate and had no intention to do so. He could not name the person in charge, say when an investigation began or what they had found. Smoke and stonewalling and contempt for law. –Barb)

Idiot Idea of the Day. By Jeff Carter
Excerpt: Instead of blaming big government, the author takes the view that it was the fault of the way Illinois tax policy was designed. That’s the real problem here. Not that there are a bunch of union workers on the public dole, double and triple dipping along the way. Can you guess his solution? More taxes.

Chicagoland: Four-Year-Old Girl Shot, Three Others Killed in Obama’s Neighborhood

Pakistan jailbreak: Taliban free 248 in Dera Ismail Khan
Excerpt: Militants armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and bombs blasted down the walls of the jail in the town of Dera Ismail Khan and streamed inside, reports said. (Just in time for the US pull out in Afghanistan. ~Bob.)

WaPo Fact Checker: President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs
Excerpt: But the president shouldn’t pick and choose how he cites job-creation numbers. Perhaps he is tipping his hand on what he secretly thinks of the Keystone XL by citing a low-ball figure, generated by the pipeline’s opponents, but he should stick to using the official government estimate. (His 2,000-job figure is actually slightly lower than the Cornell estimate.) Otherwise, the president ironically seems to be signaling that even his own government does not produce the “most realistic” estimate that should be used by reporters. Two Pinocchios

Alaska hiker fired 13 rounds from AK-74 into charging brown bear to survive attack
Notice it was a “brown” bear the racist shot! ~Bob.

Tweet from Vicki Mckenna ‏@VickiMcKenna: MEMO TO CHICAGO COPS: "less than lethal" is RELATIVE when you're shooting at a 95 year old man! (Sounds to me like they had no choice. ~Bob.)

Unlike Bloomberg, Weiner will never oppose large cup sizes. #AdvantageWeiner

Tweet from Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin
As Obama heads to Martha's Vineyard, OFA hypes "Action August" cuz recess is "not an excuse to sit back & do nothing"

Many disability recipients admit they could work
Excerpt: Recipients of federal disability checks often admit that they are capable of working but cannot or will not find a job, that those closest to them tell them they should be working, and that working to get off the disability rolls is not among their goals. More baffling, most have never received significant medical treatment and not seen a doctor about their condition in the last year, even though medical problems are the official reason they don't work. (What’s baffling about that? The huge spike in disability, despite modern medical interventions like joint replacement that return people to productivity, is another big factor in the coming fiscal collapse. ~Bob.)

McCain Honors Cellmate George ‘Bud’ Day
Excerpt: “To have known him in prison, confronting our enemies day in and day out, never, ever yielding, defying men who had the power of life and death over us, to witness him sing the national anthem in response to having a rifle pointed at his face, well that was something to behold. Unforgettable. … Bud was the bravest man I ever knew.”

An Arm and a Leg: Hospitals are to blame for obscene health-care costs. By Avik Roy
Costs 25 cents to read the full article. ~Bob. Excerpt: In 1994, two eminent Boston hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, merged. Officials hailed it as a new era for integrated, high-quality care. The state’s secretary of health and human services signed off on the merger without a public hearing, with the blessing of Republican governor William Weld. The merged hospital entity, called Partners HealthCare, immediately went about raising rates for insurers.

5 Handguns that are Nice and Cheap
My public service announcement of the day. ~Bob.

Watchdog report finds millions in government payments to dead farmers
Excerpt: The Agriculture Department has paid millions of dollars to dead farmers over the last several years, according to an audit released Monday.

Guns in the world’s largest toy museum

Well, he’s a Democrat—he’s entitled to have the taxpayers pay for his War on Women. ~Bob.

Surprise: Chicago's Debt Triples, City Slapped With Credit Downgrades
Excerpt: Moody's reference to "unrelenting public safety demands" is in part a euphemism for Chicago's appalling murder and violent crime crisis, which manages to remain alarmingly acute despite the city's strict anti-gun laws. Strange, that. Oh, did I say triple downgrade? I meant quadruple, and this one genuinely hurts The Children: Chicago's public schools on Wednesday forecast a record $1 billion fiscal 2014 budget deficit despite layoffs of 1,000 teachers and the expected closing of 50 schools, prompting one credit agency to downgrade its debt rating.

Hispanic win: ‘California can be Republican again’
Excerpt: According to the logic of politics, Leticia Perez should have handily won the heavily Democratic and Hispanic district in California’s central valley, and her failure to do so has Republicans eager to develop a victory template for struggling GOP candidates elsewhere in the deep-blue state and across the country.

Congressman: Fifty Shades of Grey More Requested than Koran at Gitmo

At this point I've accepted the inevitable fall of civilization. I'm just hoping it will be entertaining.

Wrinkle in Health Law Vexes Lawmakers’ Aides
Excerpt: As President Obama barnstorms the country promoting his health care law, one audience very close to home is growing increasingly anxious about the financial implications of the new coverage: members of Congress and their personal staffs. Under a wrinkle that dates back to enactment of the law, members of Congress and thousands of their aides are required to get their coverage through new state-based markets known as insurance exchanges. (That faint sound you hear? I’m holding the world’s smallest violin, playing “My Heart Bleeds For You.” ~Bob.
Chicago Gun Confiscation Underway
Excerpt: A new Cook County Sheriff’s team is crisscrossing the suburbs to seize guns from thousands of people whose Firearm Owner’s Identification Cards have been revoked. More than 3,000 people in Cook County have failed to surrender their revoked FOID cards to the state. Sheriff Tom Dart said he thinks many of them continue to possess firearms… Every week, the [Illinois] State Police alert the sheriff’s gun team of about 10 to 20 new revocations in Cook County. The investigators conduct a basic inquiry into the gun purchasing histories of the people they intend to contact. Then they knock on their doors. (Sure, and I have a really nice bridge for sale up in Brooklyn. It's one hell of a bargain, honest. --Del)

Army Giving Up Traditional Ammo & Stopping Power For "Green" Bullets
Excerpt: To quote liberals from the pranksters at SPNHeadlines.com "We don't give a shit if you shoot people, but please do it without harming Mother Earth." -- The Army is switching from lead bullets in many small caliber arms to "environmentally friendly" rounds in 2014, even through the lead bullets are tried and true while the stopping power of the "green" bullets is already being questioned. (The 5.56mm are poor enough in stopping power, now without the lead core they'll be even worse. Great, the environment will be cleaner, except for the blood of our guys who pay the price for getting less effective ammo issued to them. This is really, really INSANE! --Del)

Muslim Thugs Throw Acid On Mom With Twins, News Doesn’t Mention They’re Muslim
Excerpt: A gang who laughed as they doused a woman in acid while she walked her six-year-old twins home from school have been jailed for a total of 44 years. The attackers were heard laughing as the noxious liquid was sprayed at the screaming mother in front of her two boys outside Upton Cross Primary School in Upton Park, east London.

A real-life diamond heist on the Riviera: "Pink Panther" jailbreaks and a $136 million jewellery theft in Cannes are a case of life imitating art. Colin Randall
Excerpt: The latest estimate suggests that Sunday’s theft yielded a haul of $136 million (£89 million). It took no more than a solitary thief, armed with a handgun, to slip through a half-open window into the plush Carlton Intercontinental Hotel, on the Croisette promenade of Cannes, and help himself to diamonds and other gems. 

Saudi Prince: US Shale Threatening Our Economy. By Walter Russell Mead
Excerpt: There’s no denying that the Kingdom’s economy will suffer under decreased demand for petrochemical exports from its biggest customer—the US. American domestic production means a steep drop-off in demand for the $100 billion Gulf petrochemical industry, and if China masters the exploitation of its own shale reserves, the cracks in the Saudi economic model will grow wider still. Unless the Saudis do some economic rebalancing to cope with this sea change, they’re in for a rude awakening.

FACT: Black teenage unemployment fell by 16 percent under Reagan, but has risen by 56 percent under Mr. Obama. FACT: Under Reagan, adult black unemployment fell by 20 percent, but under Mr. Obama, it has increased by 42 percent.

Excerpt: The US launched its second drone strike in four days in Yemen, killing three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives today as they traveled in the south of the country.

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