Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Camp Lejeune Marines To Libya Because Two Wars Aren't Enough........

JWR Notes: I still have a lot of "cui bono?" questions about this military adventure. Why are the French so heavily involved? What reconstructions deals were made, in order to create the coalition? Why was Germany so incensed that they withdrew their troops from NATO? Is Gaddafi's gold reserve an issue? How about the Libyan Dinar? (Were there plans to make it a gold-backed currency? That would have been an embarrassment to all the other nations that issue fiat.) Why is there a double standard with other Arab dictatorships? What is Al Qaeda's involvement? And the 64-Dollar Question: What sort of government will replace Gaddafi's dictatorship? Perhaps a dictatorial Islamic caliphate? IMHO, the Iraq war was bad enough, in lacking an exit strategy, but this seems even worse--with no certain end game or even a clear victor. Cui bono? Cui bono?
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Let's see, at first we said all we wanted was for Qaddafi's troops to leave the cities they were attacking, then when they did on Sunday, we wiped out their tanks. Why on God's green earth has anyone taken the word of the US after Vietnam? Pitiful. Fools all, as we shall desert you, never fear, just wait for the blood bath in Afghanistan when we leave.

We've seen Camp Lejuene Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and now they are joining the fight against Libya.About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will take part in support operations based aboard USS Kearsarge at sea. Those support operations have thus far included air strikes and one rescue operation. The overall mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people.

NC legislator says the state needs its own currency

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RALEIGH -- Cautioning that the federal dollars in your wallet could soon be little more than green paper backed by broken promises, state Rep. Glen Bradley wants North Carolina to issue its own legal tender backed by silver and gold.

The Republican from Youngsville has introduced a bill that would establish a legislative commission to study his plan for a state currency. He is also drafting a second bill that would require state government to accept gold and silver coins as payment for taxes and fees.

If the state treasurer starts accepting precious metals as payment, Bradley said that could prod the private sector to follow suit - potentially allowing residents to trade gold for groceries.

"I think we're in the process of inflating a dollar bubble that could be very devastating," said Bradley, a freshman legislator elected in November's GOP tide. "The idea is once the study commission finishes its work, then we could build on top of the hard-money currency with an actual State Tender Act that will basically [issue currency] in correspondence to precious metals stored in the state treasury."

Only common sense for the few who have any........

Feds raid State legal medical marijuana facilities in Montana

I know for a fact that grass stops nausea when under Cobalt treatment (radiation) as I had absolutely no problems when I used it under treatment at the Makati Medical Center in the PI. The doctors could not understand why I had no problems, but this was '74/'75 before there was knowledge of this benefit. This was also before knowledge that Agent Orange could cause cancer which is how I got it at 30, when normally you have cancer of the vocal cords between 50 and 60 after being a multi-pack a day user of tobacco for many years. I only smoked sparingly.

USARV Headquarters, Long Binh, RVN
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"Big, big, big surprise: The Obama administration fails to live up to another of its 2008 campaign promises.

In case you don't give a hoot for medical marijuana, a subject I suggest you learn more about, let me tell you why you should consider this another shovel full of dirt on the way to burying your liberty.

Every time the feds assert their law (meaning: send unopposed armed men to enforce a law that was passed in Washington, DC, but nullified by or contravened by preexisting State law), they grow in power, and we individuals, locales, and States shrink in power.

This time it's state legal marijuana, the next time it's likely to be state legal (locally manufactured) firearms and ammunition.

Do you want them arresting your 23 year old daughter, who's never been sick in her life, because she refuses to spend 15 or 20 grand on a healthcare policy she doesn't need because of the Obamacare mandate?"

Moral Equivalence

Here’s a puzzle for you. Gaddafi kills thousands of Arabs—his own people—and the US responds by bombing his nation, hoping to change policy or even overthrow the regime, killing civilians in the process. This is called “humanitarianism.”

The US government kills many thousands of Arabs—in addition to some of its own people—and Osama bin Laden responds by attacking the US, hoping to change policy or even overthrow the regime, killing civilians in the process. This is called “terrorism.”

People will accuse me of “moral equivalence”—i.e., the sin of pointing out that when the U.S. government intentionally commits an act of violence that predictably kills innocent people, it is morally comparable to anyone else intentionally committing an act of violence that predictably kills innocent people. Go ahead and accuse me of that. But what sickens me is that people are bickering over what we might call the “Obama doctrine,” the “Bush doctrine,” and the “Clinton doctrine”—as opposed to the “bin Laden doctrine” and the “Gaddafi doctrine”—as though it matters much to the loved ones of those who were slaughtered by any of these political leaders.

Via Truth to Power

Crossroads GPS launches collaborative FOIA site

"If you are a warrior who is legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside without that weapon, then you become a sheep, pretending that the bad man will not come today. No one can be “on” 24/7 for a lifetime. Everyone needs down time. But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself... 'Baa.' "
-- LTC David A. Grossman, "On Combat", 2004
"Crossroads GPS, the cash-flush Republican advocacy group, is launching a new initiative and website Thursday,, which is designed to crowdsource FOIA files from organizations, individuals and journalists who have sought, and who have received, public information from the Obama administration. Thousands of pages of information from the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services have been uploaded to the site, and Crossroads is encouraging other groups and individuals to upload their own FOIA reports as well.

The site is also designed to spotlight what it suggests is the administration’s poor record of compliance with FOIA — with a special section devoted to unfulfilled FOIA requests.

The launch of will reveal:

- The Andy Griffith ad promoting Obamacare last year cost taxpayers $3.66 million – including $404,000 in production – according to records obtained from HHS in a FOIA request earlier this year.

- Labor Secretary Hilda Solis met with union bosses or attended their events on more than 40 separate occasions from February 2009-January 2010.

The Raleigh N&O In Full Blown Liberal Mode On Holden

Holden pardon frozen


And my letter to the editor, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Bartholomew Figures Moore


My great, great grandfather, The Father Of The NC Bar, words below.

"Holden's impeachment is demanded by a sense of public virtue and due regard to the honor of the state. He is an exceedingly corrupt man and ought to be placed before the people as a public example of a tyrant condemned and punished."

Bartholomew F. Moore: Tribute To/On Holden/State V Will

You owe your readers the full story, as my great, great grandfather's credentials are impeccable. He was sought by both sides when Holden was impeached, but declined. His portrait hangs in the Planetarium at Chapel Hill and in the Supreme Court . At the above link, you can read his biographical history, the Senate's tribute to him as well as his winning defense of Will, which recognized the right of the slave to defend himself against the assaults of his master in the preservation of his own life, a thing never asserted by slaves heretofore in the county."
NC Corrupt Governor Alert

Rep. Ron Paul wins latest presidential straw poll

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"Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won another presidential straw poll.

Mr. Paul won the California Republican Party convention poll over the weekend. The Texas congressman defeated former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee."

Via Conservative Heritage Times

Stossel: As Other Media Die, Newsmax Thrives

“When all media is dying, Newsmax is thriving,” Fox Business Channel’s John Stossel observed during an interview at a dinner in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

Asked why he recently was seen on Capitol Hill with a bullhorn, Stossel told Newsmax.TV: “I was just embarrassing myself to make the point that government is too big and they should stop spending so much.

Rep. Burgess: Obamacare Designed to Fail, Force Socialized Medicine

President Barack Obama and other Democrats intentionally designed the healthcare reform law to fail so they could achieve their ultimate goal to impose a federal system of socialized medicine, Rep. Michael Burgess tells Newsmax.TV.

The Texas Republican, who is a medical doctor himself, issued that diagnosis of Obamacare during an exclusive Newsmax interview marking the law’s one-year anniversary. Opponents have waged a multi-front battle against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010. More than half of the states are involved in federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the measure, and efforts continue in Congress to defund it.

”I do think the law, as written, is designed to fail,” Burgess said. “Perhaps the cynic in me would say that’s on purpose because ultimately, their goal was a single-payer, national-run healthcare system of so-called socialized medicine in this country. The other part of me says this is so bad that people will at some point rise up and revolt and reclaim their sovereignty over their healthcare and their lives.”

Congressman Presses Holder to Investigate ‘Terrorist Plans’ in Bank Plot

"The Blaze has obtained an exclusive letter sent from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding shocking video uncovered by The Blaze on Tuesday.

In the letter, Chaffetz references video, posted yesterday on this site, showing a one-time SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, outlining a plan to collapse the American economy — including crashing the stock market — so that unions can become more powerful. The sinister plan is set to take place in May and includes mass homeowner mortgage strikes."

"Obama is falling into a trap that is probably of his own making."

"This is stunning--President Obama one-on-one with a Mexican journalist, and no handlers? President Obama considers a Mexican journalist more important to talk with about Gunwalker than the American people, the American
press/media, and the Congress?

If I'd not see this, I would not have believed it. This is proof of some combination of ineptitude (getting caught); not having a Plan B to handle something going awry (unskilled implementers); hubris (thinking that a bunch of pointy-headed intellectual knuckleheads could pull off a strategy so blatantly stupid); and what I'd call a Black Swan (from Nassim Taleb's book of that name, "the highly expected not happening", footnote on page xviii, meaning that President Obama and his retinue expected ATF Special Agents to carry the water, and they didn't. Instead, they disavowed the activity. Quite profound, in my view."

Mexican reporter interviews Obama.
"Son, you're on your own."

Large Increase In California Female Gun Owners

"And try to do so with the M16 or the G36."

Eight Sentence Family Geneology

"Grandfather - was born in the Russian Empire
Grandmother - was born during World War I. (de facto - on the territory of the German Empire)
Father - was born in the second Rechpospolitoy Poland
Mother - was born during the Second World (de facto - in the Third Reich)
I - was born in the Soviet Union
Some friends children were born in the Republic of Lithuania
Others, in other unions - European ...

All were born in the same city ..."

Armed Beauty Queen Fatally Shoots Intruder in Florida Home Invasion

When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him -- a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.

Hill barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after Brown responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom.

“Obama is thoroughly mixed up with all these things he’s got"

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says his nation is at "war" with drug cartels, and he offered sharp criticism of the Obama administration for failing to assist its beleaguered neighbor.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on Tuesday, Fox said President Barack Obama's administration has failed to grapple with the deteriorating situation in Mexico.

“Obama is thoroughly mixed up with all these things he’s got," Fox said, adding: "He’s got to solve Libya. He’s got to solve Afghanistan. He’s everywhere. And this nation, I don’t know why it’s not showing the leadership and capacity to attend different issues at the same time.”

Desert Tactical’s ‘Concealable’ Sniper Rifle

"The stats say it’s a full-on rifle that can reach out and accurately touch targets in the 1,000 yard range — but the whole thing fits in the same footprint as a freakin’ MP-5 subgun!?

Kit Up! received an email yesterday from Desert Tactical about their newly revamped Web site (looks pretty good to us) and noticed the Covert SRS Rifle Chassis in their New Products list.

According the DTA, the SRS Rifle can be configured in the most popular sniper rounds for that range, including 308, 300 WinMag and 338 Lapua. The whole thing comes in at 26″ overall and accommodates a 16″ barrel — but you can also go long if you want to."

"Every six hours, we have another billion-dollar deficit"

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US Cost for Libya Role Mounts Rapidly

"Calculating the U.S. price tag for the no-fly zone in Libya is hardly simple math.

Four nights of a U.S. and European assault easily tops hundreds of millions of dollars as the international coalition seeks to undermine Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses and save the rebels from likely defeat. The cost could rise moderately if the U.S. role is limited, with the Pentagon using its existing budget to cover the expense, or it could jump significantly if the operation drags on for weeks or months.

As of Tuesday, the coalition had fired at least 162 sea-launched Tomahawk missiles priced at $1 million to $1.5 million apiece and dispatched B-2 stealth bombers -- round-trip from Missouri -- to drop 2,000-pound bombs on Libyan sites.

Total flying time: 25 hours. Operating cost for one hour: at least $10,000.

Yet those numbers only provide part of the costs."


"But the safety of the people of America against dangers from foreign force depends not only on their forbearing to give just causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to invite hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are pretended as well as just causes of war."

--John Jay, Federalist No. 4

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§ 1 Definitions

§1(A) Gold Material - All bullion, coin, shot, or bulk material (not to include formed clothing jewelry and artwork) in 22k and 24k gold in exchange by mass of elemental Au

§1(B) Silver Material - All bullion, coin, shot, or bulk material (not to include formed clothing jewelry and artwork) from .90 and .999 purity in exchange by mass of elemental Ag

§1(C) Registered Specie - (see MT/UT listing and process. Allow new specie to register upon certification ie: KITCO bullion)

§1(D) State Money - Any Tender Silver, Tender Gold, or Registered Specie

§1(E) Federal Money - Federal Reserve Notes and US Dollar Currency and Certificates.
§ 2 Use As Tender Authorized
TENDER ALLOWED: State Money shall be considered legal tender within the State of North Carolina. The purchase or exchange of State Money shall not be taxed.
§ 3 Exchange with US Dollars
§3(A) Exchanging State Money for US Dollars
1. State Money may be exchanged to the NC State Treasury for US Dollars, or to a private enterprise that will provide the service at the defined exchange rate.
2. Assessing of handling fees is allowed for private exchanges.
§3(B) Exchanging US Dollars For State Money
1. The NC State Treasury will to it's best ability in the market of supply and demand, produce State Money in exchange for US Dollars.
1a. This activity may be franchised to the private market for a license/fee/something

1b. The release of State Money in exchange for US Dollars will be considered for Intrastate commercial purposes, and restrictions may be placed on it's export.
§3(C) Vendor Exchanges
1. US Dollars may be rendered at the exchange rate in change for purchases made in State Money by sellers if agreed to by both the buyer and the seller.
§3(D) Vendor Acceptance
1. This act shall not compel any seller to accept Registered Specie or State Money, except as agreed to beforehand by contract.

2. Vendors may elect to only accept Registered Specie in lieu of State Money or Federal Money.

3. Retirement Investment plans and 401k etc may only accept registered specie. &c (See "taxation" below) or Federal Money.
§ 3.1 Exchange rate is the Current Median of 168- by 24-hour Moving Average Spot Price.

§ 4 Taxation. (copied from Utah Bill, unadjusted for NC Statute)
59-28-601. Capital Gains Tax Inapplicable. In no case shall the acquisition, sale or use of Registered Specie within the course and scope of Utah Intrastate Commerce subject any Utah Taxpayer to any tax liability whatsoever for any actual or alleged gain realized from fluctuations in the exchange rate between Registered Specie and any other currency, medium of exchange or legal tender.

59-28-602. Sales/Use Tax Exemptions. As provided in U.C.A. § 59-12-104(50)-(51), no sales or use taxes shall apply to the the sale or purchase of Registered Specie within the course and scope of Utah Intrastate Commerce. Moreover, no sales tax shall be assessed on transactions between or among Utah Intrastate Commerce Cooperatives and Utah Intrastate Cooperative Members.

59-28-603. Property Tax Exemption. Pursuant to U.C.A. § 59-2-1114(1), all Utah Taxpayer tangible personal property within the fiduciary care, custody and control of any Utah Intrastate Commerce Cooperative shall be exempt from any and all property taxation.59-28-604. Consolidated Tax Filings by Utah Intrastate Commerce Cooperatives. All Utah Intrastate Commerce Cooperatives shall be entitled pursuant to U.C.A. §

59-7-401 et seq. to file a water’s edge combined report as well as a federal consolidated report in lieu of separate tax returns filed by any such cooperative’s Utah Intrastate Cooperative Members which shall be exempt from obtaining a tax Identification number separate and apart from the tax identification number of the cooperative under which they operate
§ 5 Monetary Fraud and Investigations Unit Added
§5(A) Adds an office to the SBI with a single position, to manage the investigations of monetary fraud, plus access to existing investigative resources.

§5(B) Authorizes The Investigative Office

§5(C) Funds The Investigative Office (Receipt Supported?)
§ 6 Funding The Service and Exchange
§6(A) Receipt Supported?
§ 7 State Money May Not Be Confiscated Except As The Proceeds From A Convicted Crime

Via Dave