Thursday, November 29, 2012

School Locks Up 'Roughhouser'


Solitary confinement comes to your local school - 
Concerns that schools are becoming more and more like prisons have been bolstered by the revelation that numerous school districts are using “isolation booths” to place unruly children in solitary confinement as a punishment for bad behavior.

The controversy erupted after concerned mother Ana Bate found out from her son that Mint Valley Elementary School in Longview, Washington was using a padded isolation chamber to deal with students with “behavioral disabilities”. Bate obtained photos of the isolation box and posted them on Facebook, prompting outrage and interest from local media.

The school claims the isolation box is a “therapeutic booth” and that only children with special needs and parental permission are placed inside. However, Candace Dawson told KATU.com that her son was put inside the booth without her permission.
But this is just for a short amount of time, right?
Bate’s son told his mother he was “distraught” at being forced to sit near the booth for 4 hours as a punishment for “roughhousing” on the playground. During that time, he said he saw several other children being placed inside, suggesting the use of the box is commonplace and not in extreme circumstances as the law in Oregon and Washington mandates.
If your children are still in 'public school', why?



want to fight homosexual feelings on religious or moral grounds and will only lead to more unregulated efforts.
Ms. Speier was joined by two people who said they underwent “gay conversion quackery” and advocates for groups that oppose such therapies, including the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“I’m telling my story to put an end to this sham,” said Jerry Spencer, 23.
He said he was forced by his conservative Catholic parents to undergo conversion therapy from age 14 to almost 20.
The therapy, which he said was like torture at times, didn


Read more: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy - Washington Times http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/28/lawmaker-targets-gay-conversion-therapies/#ixzz2DdaOnjAV
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want to fight homosexual feelings on religious or moral grounds and will only lead to more unregulated efforts.
Ms. Speier was joined by two people who said they underwent “gay conversion quackery” and advocates for groups that oppose such therapies, including the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“I’m telling my story to put an end to this sham,” said Jerry Spencer, 23.
He said he was forced by his conservative Catholic parents to undergo conversion therapy from age 14 to almost 20.
The therapy, which he said was like torture at times, didn


Read more: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy - Washington Times http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/28/lawmaker-targets-gay-conversion-therapies/#ixzz2DdaOnjAV
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In the latest attack on therapies aimed at helping gay patients who want to become heterosexual, a congresswoman from California said Wednesday that she was introducing a resolution calling on Congress to denounce the practice.
Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat, is proposing the resolution as two lawsuits move through federal court challenging a new California law to ban minors from receiving “sexual-orientation change efforts” under any circumstance.
In a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday, Ms. Speier said she was introducing her Stop Harming Our Kids resolution to “bring us some reality checks” about sexuality.
“Let’s get this straight,” she said. “Being gay, lesbian [or] transgender is not a disease to be cured or a mental health issue to be treated.”
Therapies aimed at helping someone go from gay to straight are “discredited” and “ineffective,” and minors should not be subjected to them, she said.
She added that she will investigate whether taxpayer funds in Medicaid or Tricare, the Pentagon’s health care system, have been used to reimburse therapists offering such counseling.
Practitioners of so-called “sexual reparative therapies” defend the practice, as do some conservative religious organizations, saying efforts to curb their work violate their right to freedom of religion and speech. Many of the most invasive practices once employed have been stopped, they say, and they argue that a blanket ban will hurt young people who want to fight homosexual feelings on religious or moral grounds and will only lead to more unregulated efforts.
Ms. Speier was joined by two people who said they underwent “gay conversion quackery” and advocates for groups that oppose such therapies, including the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“I’m telling my story to put an end to this sham,” said Jerry Spencer, 23.
He said he was forced by his conservative Catholic parents to undergo conversion therapy from age 14 to almost 20.
The therapy, which he said was like torture at times, didn’t work because “being gay is simply who we are.”
Sheldon Bruck said he underwent therapy for several weeks at Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing to escape his same-sex attractions. Instead, he said, the therapy led him to depression, anxiety and estrangement from his family, especially his mother.
Mr. Bruck is one of six plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New Jersey against the program. The complaint, filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center and colleagues, alleges that officials at the organization engaged in consumer fraud by charging people for deceptive, false and fraudulent conversion-therapy services.
In September, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed first-in-the-nation legislation to prevent minors from receiving sexual-orientation change therapy even if the children or their parents want it.
In his signing statement, Mr. Brown said the therapies “have no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.”


Read more: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy - Washington Times http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/28/lawmaker-targets-gay-conversion-therapies/#ixzz2DdaCYTFB
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In the latest attack on therapies aimed at helping gay patients who want to become heterosexual, a congresswoman from California said Wednesday that she was introducing a resolution calling on Congress to denounce the practice.
Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat, is proposing the resolution as two lawsuits move through federal court challenging a new California law to ban minors from receiving “sexual-orientation change efforts” under any circumstance.
In a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday, Ms. Speier said she was introducing her Stop Harming Our Kids resolution to “bring us some reality checks” about sexuality.
“Let’s get this straight,” she said. “Being gay, lesbian [or] transgender is not a disease to be cured or a mental health issue to be treated.”
Therapies aimed at helping someone go from gay to straight are “discredited” and “ineffective,” and minors should not be subjected to them, she said.
She added that she will investigate whether taxpayer funds in Medicaid or Tricare, the Pentagon’s health care system, have been used to reimburse therapists offering such counseling.
Practitioners of so-called “sexual reparative therapies” defend the practice, as do some conservative religious organizations, saying efforts to curb their work violate their right to freedom of religion and speech. Many of the most invasive practices once employed have been stopped, they say, and they argue that a blanket ban will hurt young people who want to fight homosexual feelings on religious or moral grounds and will only lead to more unregulated efforts.
Ms. Speier was joined by two people who said they underwent “gay conversion quackery” and advocates for groups that oppose such therapies, including the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“I’m telling my story to put an end to this sham,” said Jerry Spencer, 23.
He said he was forced by his conservative Catholic parents to undergo conversion therapy from age 14 to almost 20.
The therapy, which he said was like torture at times, didn’t work because “being gay is simply who we are.”
Sheldon Bruck said he underwent therapy for several weeks at Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing to escape his same-sex attractions. Instead, he said, the therapy led him to depression, anxiety and estrangement from his family, especially his mother.
Mr. Bruck is one of six plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New Jersey against the program. The complaint, filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center and colleagues, alleges that officials at the organization engaged in consumer fraud by charging people for deceptive, false and fraudulent conversion-therapy services.
In September, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed first-in-the-nation legislation to prevent minors from receiving sexual-orientation change therapy even if the children or their parents want it.
In his signing statement, Mr. Brown said the therapies “have no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.”


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In the latest attack on therapies aimed at helping gay patients who want to become heterosexual, a congresswoman from California said Wednesday that she was introducing a resolution calling on Congress to denounce the practice.
Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat, is proposing the resolution as two lawsuits move through federal court challenging a new California law to ban minors from receiving “sexual-orientation change efforts” under any circumstance.
In a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday, Ms. Speier said she was introducing her Stop Harming Our Kids resolution to “bring us some reality checks” about sexuality.
“Let’s get this straight,” she said. “Being gay, lesbian [or] transgender is not a disease to be cured or a mental health issue to be treated.”
Therapies aimed at helping someone go from gay to straight are “discredited” and “ineffective,” and minors should not be subjected to them, she said.


Read more: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy - Washington Times http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/28/lawmaker-targets-gay-conversion-therapies/#ixzz2Dda32xVL
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TSA - Out of Control Liberty Destroyer

This agency is a shield for the airlines and a disgrace to our country -
The incident occurred in the Continental Airlines terminal at Newark Liberty as Ryan and his wife passed through security to catch a flight to Baltimore. Being quite late at night, there was no queue at security whatsoever and therefore no reason to rush, and yet as soon as they approached, Ryan said his family was “accosted” by TSA workers and yelled at to get a move on.

TSA workers then yanked his son’s baby blanket from underneath him, causing the baby to cry as they lectured Ryan that he couldn’t take it through the metal detector.

After Ryan removed his baby son from the portable baby cradle in order to pass through the metal detector, the cradle was pushed through the x-ray scanner sideways and came out the other side broken. Ryan’s wife later said she saw TSA workers break the cradle as they forced it through the scanner.

TSA workers then began yelling at Ryan again as he tried to secure his son in the broken cradle.

“Just after picking up my son and walking maybe three to five feet away from the conveyer belt, he fell out of the cradle, one reason for that being that he wasn’t fastened in, one reason being that they had apparently broken the cradle,” said Ryan.

“My son fell on the ground and was bleeding and crying extensively, there was blood coming out of his nose, his lip was busted, he was bleeding, ” added Ryan.
As if that's not atrocious enough, it continues -
Ryan attempted to use his cell phone to call an ambulance, but noticing he had no signal, repeatedly asked the two TSA workers on duty to contact 911.

“They acted as if they didn’t see me, they just went about their business….rolled their eyes, meanwhile my baby is shouting and crying and bleeding” said Ryan, describing the scene as “horrific,” adding that the TSA agents did little other than smirk at Ryan and his stricken baby.

Ryan and his wife’s saving grace was an airport janitor who came rushing over and allowed them to use her cell phone to call for an ambulance.
But wait, there's more...
When he complained to the TSA, the agency responded by reviewing video footage of the incident and subsequently claimed the actions of TSA screeners were “inkeeping with official policy.”
This is exactly the kind of insane activity that I was railing about years ago when the announced the formation of the TSA on November 19, 2001, just a mere two months after 9/11. We hadn't even had a proper investigation yet, we just 'knew' that it was this guy and that this hastily created agency with total control over travel would somehow be better.

This is why most conservatives hold no standing in my opinion. They allowed this statist monstrosity of oppression to be erected with virtually no opposition and in some cases, thunderous applause!

They rail today about the Constitution and Obama, as if  suddenly they have found themselves.

What Constitution sir? You wiped your posterior with it with the creation of this behemoth. You further threw it away with the signing of the Patriot Act. And now that the chickens have come home to roost, it seems appropriate to quote -
“You get nothing! You lose! Good day,sir!”
 But wait, we're still not done -
...talk radio host and syndicated columnist Amy Alkon related the run-in she had with the TSA recently, saying she had her genitals inappropriately touched after opting out of a body scan. When Alkon asked to submit a formal complaint, a TSA supervisor refused to cooperate, refused to identify himself, and threatened the journalist with arrest.
Act now, and we'll throw in the kitchen sink!

If by now, you cannot see that these sort of machinations pose significantly greater risk to our country than anything any terrorist can throw at us, you deserve everything that the TSA will dish up now and in the future.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gaza 2012 - Cast Lead part 2





Russia, China, Iran side with Gaza


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

War In Gaza

The regional and civil wars are devolving into full on war, namely Operation Pillar of Cloud -
Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell".

The onslaught shattered hopes that a truce mediated on Tuesday by Egypt could pull the two sides back from the brink of war after five days of escalating Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli strikes at militant targets.

Operation "Pillar of Defense" began with a surgical strike on a car carrying the commander of the military wing of Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza and dominates a score of smaller armed groups.

Within minutes of the death of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, big explosions were rocking Gaza, as the Israeli air force struck at selected targets just before sundown, blasting plumes of smoke and debris high above the crowded city.
Naturally, Gaza returned the favor by declaring waaaaahr! -
The Qassam Brigades issued a furious communique in response to Jaabari's death, saying Israel had "opened the gates of hell on itself."

Like the eternal Hatfields and McCoys, Israel and the Arabs are fighting again like the brothers they are.
Gaza shot a bunch of rockets at us!
Israel is starving our people!
Gaza is...well, you get the idea.

This is precisely why a rule of law needs to be respected. Inevitably, when one or both sides starts claiming they can flout the rules because morality, God, government, history is on their side, bad things start happening. Of course the timing of all this is highly suspect with talks of peace around the corner and Iran preparing for war. Additionally, a curious complication has risen with Egypt taking sides against Israel -
Egypt’s Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, formerly headed by President Mohammed Mursi, said on Wednesday Egypt would no longer stand by as Israel attacked Palestinians after air strikes killed a Hamas leader.
My take? The IDF is trying to start a regional war. Look for the entire region to face off and draw lines in the sand. Lebanon could start taking 'pot shots' at Israel from the north as the Syrian conflict spills over and engulfs the whole region. Blood is in the water and all sides are looking at adding to their territory. Of course the ultimate goal is Iran, Netanyahu has a few months until the election. If he's going after Iran, look for a furious escalation in Gaza trying to draw in Hezbollah from the north, justifying a response against Iran.
Syria - It appears that the road to Iran lies through Syria. The US will try to draw in Hezbollah through "regime change". (Q1)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Egypt Facing Idolic Destruction?

The Alpha religion continues to gain steam with the destruction of the old 'idols' -
An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.

Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”

“All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,” he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by Egyptian and Arab audiences.
“God ordered Prophet Mohammed to destroy idols,” he added. “When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.”
As first noted in Egyptian Resurrection Right On Cue and expounded upon in Egypt's Military Takes Over - Spiritual Coup In Effect -
Egypt is being used as a spiritual pawn in a global game of chess to galvanize the forces of the ease against the forces of the west. Yet, one of the difficult concepts to communicate clearly to some people, especially evangelical Christians, is their involvement in an overarching plot to pave the way for a globalist religion by pitting the Christians against the Muslims in a demonization move. They see the pieces moving and rightly assess that they are in peril, but then they make the fatal mistake of engaging in maligning the people instead of the leaders and movement.
 Just where does Murgan Salem al-Gohary come from?
Gohary, 50, is well-known in Egypt for his advocacy of violence, Egypt Independent reported.

“He was sentenced twice, one of the two sentences being life imprisonment. He subsequently fled Egypt to Afghanistan, where he was badly injured in the American invasion. In 2007, he traveled from Pakistan to Syria, which then handed him over to Egypt. After Mubarak's fall in early 2011, he was released from prison by a judicial ruling,” the newspaper added.
Well, well, look at where Murgan has been. Afghanistan. Syria. All of the hotbeds for recent 'terrorist' activity. Additionally he's been sentenced, twice, and yet somehow he is free... Smells fishy to me.

Many people in some sort of weird eisegesis, assume that the terrorists came first. Indeed, the first these individuals hear about many of these situations colors their entire perception of the event so badly, that they mistakenly assume that the situation that exists currently, always did exist in this state. Take Osama bin Laden, few people know that he was a CIA asset being used against the Soviet Union before the 9/11 bombings.

IF, this story is accurate, look for escalating attacks against religious icons to further drive the 'religion is bad' narrative. I would assume that we should start seeing that at the earliest after 12/21/2012 and more likely in the 2013 realm.

Neocon Bill Kristol Admits Ron Paul Supporters Are the Future of The GOP

2012 Election Irregularities

Note: This article is a resource and will be updated periodically.


Ohio
  • Mitt Romney received 30.12%of the vote in Cuyahoga County. there are more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County where Obama got over 99% of the votes in those areas? In more than 50 different precincts, Romney received 2 votes or less.
    •  Low votes for Romney
    • 0 votes for Romney -
      • 0154 CLEVELAND -02-Q: 542 - 0
        0192 CLEVELAND -04-L: 388 - 0
        0204 CLEVELAND -05-E: 597 - 0
        0205 CLEVELAND -05-F: 483 - 0
        0206 CLEVELAND -05-G: 257 - 0
        0219 CLEVELAND -05-T: 386 - 0
        0228 CLEVELAND -06-H: 405 - 0
        0232 CLEVELAND -06-L: 70 - 0
        0233 CLEVELAND -06-M: 419 - 0
        0241 CLEVELAND -06-U: 118 - 0
        0248 CLEVELAND -07-F: 361 - 0
        0273 CLEVELAND -08-J: 472 - 0
        0280 CLEVELAND -08-Q: 49 - 0
        0285 CLEVELAND -09-B: 414 - 0
        0288 CLEVELAND -09-E: 478 - 0
        0523 EAST CLEVELAND -04-C: 486 - 0 
    •  1 vote for Romney
      • 0118 CLEVELAND -01-A: 438 - 1
        0144 CLEVELAND -02-G: 532 - 1
        0183 CLEVELAND -04-C: 548 - 1
        0185 CLEVELAND -04-E: 522 - 1
        0190 CLEVELAND -04-J: 434 - 1
        0200 CLEVELAND -05-A: 364 - 1
        0217 CLEVELAND -05-R: 357 - 1
        0240 CLEVELAND -06-T: 148 - 1
        0272 CLEVELAND -08-I: 473 - 1
        0274 CLEVELAND -08-K: 382 - 1
        0276 CLEVELAND -08-M: 492 - 1
        0279 CLEVELAND -08-P: 378 - 1
        0284 CLEVELAND -09-A: 320 - 1
        0287 CLEVELAND -09-D: 394 - 1
        0289 CLEVELAND -09-F: 468 - 1
        0290 CLEVELAND -09-G: 400 - 1
        0303 CLEVELAND -10-C: 471 - 1
        0312 CLEVELAND -10-L: 363 - 1
        0314 CLEVELAND -10-N: 340 - 1
        0315 CLEVELAND -10-O: 473 - 1
        0512 EAST CLEVELAND -02-D: 437 - 1
        0513 EAST CLEVELAND -02-E: 359 - 1
        1040 WARRENSVILLE HTS -02-A: 523 - 1
        1041 WARRENSVILLE HTS -02-B: 514 - 1
    • 2 votes for Romney
      • 0120 CLEVELAND -01-C: 531 - 2
        0128 CLEVELAND -01-K: 470 - 2
        0136 CLEVELAND -01-S: 635 - 2
        0147 CLEVELAND -02-J: 541 - 2
        0148 CLEVELAND -02-K: 632 - 2
        0149 CLEVELAND -02-L: 531 - 2
        0153 CLEVELAND -02-P: 564 - 2
        0155 CLEVELAND -02-R: 509 - 2
        0187 CLEVELAND -04-G: 491 - 2
        0188 CLEVELAND -04-H: 508 - 2
        0194 CLEVELAND -04-N: 520 - 2
        0211 CLEVELAND -05-L: 461 - 2
        0213 CLEVELAND -05-N: 324 - 2
        0222 CLEVELAND -06-B: 637 - 2
        0225 CLEVELAND -06-E: 505 - 2
        0226 CLEVELAND -06-F: 342 - 2
        0234 CLEVELAND -06-N: 244 - 2
        0236 CLEVELAND -06-P: 438 - 2
        0249 CLEVELAND -07-G: 446 - 2
        0250 CLEVELAND -07-H: 358 - 2
        0251 CLEVELAND -07-I: 445 - 2
        0253 CLEVELAND -07-K: 429 - 2
        0256 CLEVELAND -07-N: 433 - 2
        0262 CLEVELAND -07-T: 363 - 2
        0269 CLEVELAND -08-F: 463 - 2
        0270 CLEVELAND -08-G: 516 - 2
        0278 CLEVELAND -08-O: 405 - 2
        0302 CLEVELAND -10-B: 452 - 2
        0311 CLEVELAND -10-K: 476 - 2
        0511 EAST CLEVELAND -02-C: 319 - 2
        0515 EAST CLEVELAND -03-A: 359 - 2
        0516 EAST CLEVELAND -03-B: 459 - 2
        0519 EAST CLEVELAND -03-E: 293 - 2
        0526 EAST CLEVELAND -04-F: 517 - 2
        0625 HIGHLAND HILLS -00-A: 377 - 2

  • Voting machine issues
  • 'Vote at home' scheme being run
  • Counting of provisional ballots illegal?
  • Early voting hours rolled back. John Husted issued a statewide directive mandating uniform early voting hours in all eighty-eight Ohio counties.
  • Long lines
    • Cleveland, OH


Florida

    Pennsylvania



    New Jersey
      • Military trucks are to be parked in the vicinity of polling stations and will be authorized to issue and accept paper ballots
        • Republican Secretary of State and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno said voters will find “a DOD truck with a well-situated National Guardsman and a big sign saying, ‘Vote Here.’” 
      • Elections systems crashed in the AM.
      • Some poll workers were demanding identification from voters, in violation of state law.
      • Voters are able to cast ballots anywhere in the state, or to vote by e-mail or fax
      • Essex, Bergen and Union counties said electrical outages were the chief concern; in Ocean, Mercer and Monmouth counties, officials said their biggest obstacle was flooding.
        New York
        • Nassau County - ninety percent of the county’s polling stations are currently without power, those that do are running on generators, and many have been damaged by flooding.
        Nevada
        North Carolina
        Rhode Island
        • Voters in South Kingstown were turned away after it was discovered the wrong ballots had been delivered.
          • Mix-ups were reported in West Warwick at the Elks Lodge and in Woonsocket
        Virginia
        • Gov. Robert McDonnell  said that the state would also extend absentee voting through Nov. 3
          Illinois
          Michigan
          Texas
            Military balloting



            Friday, November 09, 2012

            Iran/USA: Who is Threatening Who? | Weapons of Mass Distraction

            Iran Shoots at US Drone

            CNN breaks the scandalous news -
            Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf on November 1, the Pentagon disclosed on Thursday.

            The incident, reported first by CNN, raised fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.

            The drone was on routine maritime surveillance in international airspace east of Kuwait, 16 miles off the coast of Iran, U.S. officials said. The Predator was not hit.

            "Our aircraft was never in Iranian airspace. It was always flying in international air space. The recognized limit is 12 nautical miles off the coast and we never entered the 12 nautical mile limit," Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in responding to questions from reporters after CNN reported the incident.
            So, to believe the US government, Iran, which has seen countless military actions directed towards it, who has US lobbyists openly advocating framing the country for terrorism, who recently had its airspace violated by another drone, just decided to open fire on a hapless drone that was hanging out in the area?

            Let's see where this was -

            Oh my. Very close. Of course we're not bothered when the same thing happens to us, are we? (Mind you, that's a nuclear armed Russian sub, 300 miles away from the coast). Now, we don't suppose it's possible that the drone was perhaps inside of Iranian airspace and was retreating when it was fired upon? (Children play this game all the time in the back seat of cars) This is what Iran is claiming happened.

            Iran owns up to the fact that they shot at the drone, where is the US in owning up to the terrorism that they are supporting inside the Iranian borders? Let's assume for a second that the US story is correct and the drone was 16 miles outside of Iranian airspace. Why would you be so stupid as to place your forces in such a position that they could inadvertently cross that line and violate Iranian sovereignty, thus triggering regional and possible world war?

            There's a phrase for this - Dumb on purpose.

            Wednesday, November 07, 2012

            2012 Presidential Results

            What a night. The big O retains his presidency despite an increasingly hostile and desperate economy and the Republicans are slapped down in a relative hardcore fashion. (Seriously, what happened to the Red State Nation, Tea Party Express and all this macho-esque posturing?) Blame has to lie somewhere and far be it from the Republicans to accept that they fielded a terrible candidate and ultimately, that is exactly why they lost. (A repeat of 2008) Instead, there will certainly be the inevitable backlash against perceived third parties tiers - Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, etc.. 'THEY did this to us!' 'If ONLY they would work with us!'

            And yet, these cries ring incredibly hollow. Remember just a few short months ago, at the GOP convention?
            "As goes Maine, so goes the nation!"

            But instead of taking their protest to the convention floor, the group from Texas, Maine, Nevada and Colorado marched in the hallway outside the arena repeating the chant. A convention panel switched the Maine delegates from Paul to Mitt Romney last week, saying the Paul delegates were elected in violation of party and parliamentary rules.

            Adding to the anger of Paul's delegates, the convention adopted new rules Tuesday designed to limit the ability of insurgent candidates win delegates in 2016.
            The so-called 'Paulbots' which had claimed the states of Nevada, Maine, Minnesota and Iowa, (And who won those states yesterday?) were regularly attracting throngs of young voters and women. They had predicted the housing bubble, the 2008 collapse and had a definitive plan to deal with the national debt; were lambasted, ridiculed and driven from the party.

            And yet, we have from the New Years' predictions -
            Are we responsible for our own actions?

            The obvious answer to that is - NO. The GOP does not want fix the issues, Gary Johnson does not want to fix the issues and neither does Obama. But how did this happen? What caused the election to flip to a largely derided golfing hack? Let's review the predictions. From the general predictions -

            Romney will win.
            Bzzzt. Wrong there. But why? Let's look deeper -
            I'm guessing a 51.5% to 48.5% popular vote for Romney.
             Let's see, we've got 59,651,236 for Obama and 57,028,531 for Romney. That breaks down to 51.1% going for Obama and 48.9% going to Romney, so the percentages were correct, just the breakdown was wrong.
            Turnout will be low
            And what's the result?
            Preliminary figures suggest fewer people voted this year than four years ago, when voters shattered turnout records as they elected Obama to his first term.

            In most states, the numbers are shaping up to be even lower than in 2004, said Curtis Gans, director of American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate. Every state is showing lower numbers than in 2008, Gans said. Still, the full picture may not be known for weeks because much of the counting takes place after Election Day.

            "This is one of those rare elections in which turnout in every state in the nation went down," Gans said.
            Ok, on the money there. So what's next?
            There will be allegations of cheating by the Democrats
            Just to be nice and clear, allegations made by the Democrats against the Republicans. It's quite possible we might need to get some allegations of cheating made by the Republicans first to either delegitimize or overturn the results. Likely? Probably not. But still a possibility.

            We still have no answer as to what happened. So what was missed? I believe Vox is scratching around in the probable culprit -
            The numbers aren't firm yet, of course, because the final totals haven't been reported. But even if we assume only another one point percentage increase so that 12.9 million of the approximately 24 million Hispanics eligible voted, the reported increase from 67 to 73 percent would be an increase from 7,802,320 to 9,417,000, which is a substantial portion of Obama's reported margin of victory. And those votes are spread out very liberally through swing states such as Virginia, Colorado, and even Iowa.
            I believe his overall prognosis, is correct -
            Contra some optimistic left-liberal assertions after the 2008 election, I was confident that the demographic tipping point hadn't been reached yet.  It could, however, happen as soon as 2016, and it will almost certainly happen by 2024.  Once Texas becomes a reliable Democratic stronghold, which it will thanks to its Hispanic immigrant population, it will be virtually impossible for a Republican to win the presidency again.

            Unless, of course, the Republican party becomes the party of white nationalism and starts winning 75 to 80 percent of the white vote, which seems extremely unlikely given SWPL cultural influence, white female left-liberalism, and the party elite's preference for irrelevance to "extremism".  So, my prediction of a US collapse by 2033 would appear to be progressing rather nicely.
            In short, we have hit the demographic wall. With a massively divided country, the concept of the 'melting pot' America has turned out to be a giant sham. I would imagine that Mitt is kicking himself over the "47%" comment right about now.
            "There are 47 percent who are with [Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it." – Mitt Romney
            Sometimes the truth, can kill. What can we glean from this? For this, we turn to Thomas Jefferson -

            “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” Thomas Jefferson
            Finally, let's spit out some quick bullet points over what went wrong and what's going to happen next.
            • Ron Paul offered the GOP a chance to step in and fix the situation. Now they risk being voted out completely as a national party unless they completely give up their principles.
              • They completely alienated the 'Libertarians' in a totally unnecessary move at the political convention. (This is not a small group. 5-10%?)
                • This group, if it were embraced as opposed to ostracized could have provided the winning margins.
            • When the majority realizes it can vote itself 'free stuff' there will be no end to the voting.
              • This new majority consists primarily of black, Hispanic and feminist voters. (93% of the black vote, 69% of the Hispanic vote, and 74% of the Asian vote)
            • When the majority runs out of free stuff, it will either extract the 'hoarding' by force or leave
            • Producers will abandon ship more quickly now, exacerbating the problem.
            We hit the debt wall and Congress fiddled. We've already started the IMF riots phase and now we've hit the cultural wall, what makes you think that any of them are on your side? More importantly, what makes you think they won't sacrifice you in the coming wars?

            Monday, November 05, 2012

            2012 Election Predictions - By State, Detailed

            I have already gone on record indicating that Romney will win by a slim majority in the popular vote but I wanted to take the time to break down this prediction to a electoral college level. For this, I am predicting the following Romney: 306 to Obama: 232. In particular, I believe the election can be broken down into the following categories - solid, swing and a third batch of problem states that will inevitably have massive irregularities. It's these problem states that will keep the nation up most of the night and cause headaches galore. (There are already indications that this is the case) Swing these problem states and the election becomes Romney 265 to Obama's 273.

            Other notable thoughts:
            • Ohio is going to be a repeat of 2004, with allegations of machine rigging and the like.
              • Jon Husted is a name you'll be hearing a lot.
            • Florida "disenfranchisement" stories will be back.
            • Wisconsin is going to have plenty of stories of ineligible voters being bussed in and the like.
              • The momentum from the Walker recall elections will swing things to Romney.
            • Michigan goes Obama as payback for bailing out the auto industry. If by some odd chance Romney takes the state, expect riots.
            • The curious stories will be New York and New Jersey. How does the storm effect them?
            • I think it's telling that Massachusetts doesn't want Romney as President.
            • Pennsylvania goes Obama - Yes, Romney's building momentum. It's too little, too late.
            • Utah is going to be ecstatic that the first non-Christian President is a Mormon.
            • The military is going to start openly discussing coups if Obama wins by some odd fate.
            • The UN observers in Texas - They're going to find something to cast doubt on the entire voting process. It may not be very substantive, but the globalists need to hang their hats on something external.

            Problem states that go Romney

            Ohio 18
            Virginia 13
            Wisconsin 10

            Total41

            Swing states that go Romney

            Colorado 9
            Florida 29
            Iowa 6
            New Hampshire 4

            Total48


            Solid Romney states
            Alabama 9
            Alaska 3
            Arizona 11
            Arkansas 6
            Georgia 16
            Idaho 4
            Indiana 11
            Kansas 6
            Kentucky 8
            Louisiana 8
            Massachusetts 11
            Mississippi 6
            Missouri 10
            Montana 3
            Nebraska 5
            North Carolina 15
            North Dakota 3
            Oklahoma 7
            South Carolina 9
            South Dakota 3
            Tennessee 11
            Texas 38
            Utah 6
            West Virginia 5
            Wyoming 3


            Total 217

            Swing states that go Obama
            Pennsylvania 20
            Nevada 6



             
            Total26


            Solid Obama states

            California 55
            Connecticut 7
            Delaware 3
            Hawaii 4
            Illinois 20
            Maine 4
            Maryland 10
            Michigan 16
            Minnesota 10
            New Jersey 14
            New Mexico 5
            New York 29
            Oregon 7
            Rhode Island 4
            Vermont 3
            Washington 12
            Washington D.C. 3


            Total 206
































            Thursday, November 01, 2012

            Taxes Paid By You In One Form or Another

            For this purpose we will consider fees along with taxes, we will not include tariffs -
            (Here's an interesting look at one family's tax burden.)

            Taxes
            • Income: Federal, State, Corporate (Tax shelters for the elite, Higher taxed individuals create "deductions".)
              • Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges
              • Provincial Income
            • Inflation (A removal of the purchasing power of existent currency)
            • Social Security: 12.4% (FICA or OASDI)
            • Federal Unemployment: 6.2% on first $7,000 (FUTA), Employment Insurance Tax(EI)
            • Property: (Renters, this IS passed along to you in the form of increased rent)
              • Real Estate (Mortgage)
            • Sales: (County, City, State, Vehicle)
            • Capitol Gains: (Many corporations get multi-year exemptions; bailouts), Interest Tax
            • Accounts Receivable, Gross Receipts
            • Estate: ("Death" tax)
            • Inheritance Tax Interest expense
            • Utility (Power, Hydro)
              • Gasoline (42 cents per gallon)
            • Tolls (Airline Surcharge, Airline Fuel Tax, Airport Maintenance Tax, Bridge, tunnel)
              • Road Usage
            • Luxury Taxes
              • Service Charge, Recreational Vehicle , Film Tax (California - Captain America)
            • Sin Taxes - (Cigarette, Liquor, Poverty)
              • Telephone (federal excise tax, federal universal service fee tax, federal, state and local surcharge taxes, minimum usage surcharge tax, recurring and non-recurring charges tax, state and local tax, usage charge tax)
            • Health Tax
              • Medicare, Prescription Drug, Hospital Bed - (Wisconsin)
            • School Tax

            Fees
            • Licenses - (Driver's, CDL, Pet, Fishing, Hunting, Food, Marriage)
            • Permits - (Building, Zoning, Fuel, Septic, Well)
            • Registration (Car, Trailer, Watercraft)
            • Mandates
            • Service Charge

            Fines
            • Court
            • Misdemeanors "Crimes": (Anti-social tax, Speeding, window tint, recycling)

            "Welfare" Programs
            • Medicare: (Part D) - 50 million people (8/2010)
            • Medicaid: $273 billion
            • Postal Service - 2 million employed
            • Mortgage Aid program - $1.4 billion (2009) (Feds backed 90% of mortgages in 2009, 96.5% in 2010)
            • School
              • Primary Education (Dept. of Education)
              • Student Loan Program
            • Draft/Selective Services - Generational tax; removes family legacies - Many rich can dodge the draft
            • Minimum wage - Form of taxation against the most poor/middle class. Removes entry class opportunities

            Note: This is a resource and will be updated periodically.
            Back at the beginning of the year, TRE posited the following question -
            Are we responsible for our own actions?
            Consider the following video in relation to our religion, personal morals and specifically our business environments. (After all, if Corzine can steal without repercussion, how can we possibly hold our children responsible?)