Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gov't pays for empty flights to rural airports

Via Don
Always an excuse.

On some days, the pilots with Great Lakes Airlines fire up a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 at the Ely, Nev., airport and depart for Las Vegas without a single passenger on board. And the federal government pays them to do it.

Federal statistics reviewed by The Associated Press show that in 2010, just 227 passengers flew out of Ely while the airline got $1.8 million in subsidies. The travelers paid $70 to $90 for a one-way ticket. The cost to taxpayers for each ticket: $4,107.

Ely is one of 153 rural communities where airlines get subsidies through the $200 million Essential Air Service program, and one of 13 that critics say should be eliminated from it. Some call the spending a boondoggle, but others see it as a critical financial lifeline to ensure economic stability in rural areas.

Steve Smith, executive director of the Jackson, Tenn., airport authority, also has seen empty or near empty flights take off, since the airlines get paid per flight, not per passenger. The subsidy amounted to $244 for each of the 2,514 people who flew out of Smith's airport last year, though few if any passengers knew that.

"They fly the empty plane so they can still get the money," Smith said.

The fight over the subsidies was a key sticking point that led to the recent political standoff in Washington that temporarily shut down the Federal Aviation Administration, putting thousands out of work for nearly two weeks. There were other disputes as well, such as a GOP proposal that would make it more difficult for airline workers to unionize.

Republicans got the EAS cuts they were looking for in last week's agreement—but with a major caveat. Subsidies to Ely, Jackson and 11 other communities are set to end, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has the authority to continue them if he decides it's necessary.

Rep. David McKinley, a Republican who came into office with tea party support, sided on the issue with Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a fellow West Virginian who has used his position as chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to support the current funding.

Flights out of Morgantown, W.Va., were among those targeted by other Republicans. A $1 million subsidy amounted to about $52 for each of Morgantown's more than 10,000 passengers last year.

McKinley describes himself "as a small government, free-market focused owner of a small business," but said airports that receive subsidies "serve as crucial engines of job creation for many small towns and rural areas.

Negroes Rising

David Yeagley

David Yeagley is the great-great-grandson of Comanche leader Bad Eagle.


Unfortunately, the Negro in the White House has had a dire and deleterious effect on the world. It’s all about race, not economy. The Communist theory of equally distributed wealth only brings out the fact that class war, in every place where there are non-white people cohabiting white societies, the poor are in fact the darkies, the Negroes, the non-whites. Class struggle is race struggle.

Conservative talkers, ever fearful of talking about race, faithfully avoid its mention in connection with the riots across the globe. It seems that all riots are about socio-economic issues, not about race, even when racial groups riot against other races.

Yesterday Sean Hannity spoke the entire day, by radio and TV, about the riots in London, and carefully, passionately identified the riots as the result of liberalism. The expectation of government aid, the deep-seated dependency, the right to hand-outs–when denied, result in socially immature behavior, like, violence. “We’re getting our taxes back,” shouted a rioting looter. brought out the fact that the rioters in Tottenham (London) were African, or, Negro. This fact, however, was discovered by research, not from media reports.

And now, today, Laura Ingraham is lamenting the complete abandonment of morality, but without any reference to Negroes making white people strip in the streets. It is a behavioral issue, not a racial issue, so say these careful conservatives. Even the BBC hid the faces of riotors, trusting that their beloved British accent would give the illusion that the knaves were white, not black.

All this, in spite of the fact that, in America, Negroes attacked white people at the Wisconsin State Fair, and in fact, the infamous Memorial Day beach closings in Chicago were caused by blacks attacking whites on the beach, and not because of heat or temperatures. The media completely lied about that, covering up the dramatic attacks and the fact that they were explicitly racial, blacks against innocent whites. Even the few news reports of “flash gangs” were careful not to make an issue of the fact that the gangs were black. That part of the story was all on personal cell phones and twitter accounts. Few professional news agencies are willing to call it what it is: black teens looking for trouble.

Chicago news likes to call it “flash mob” activity, or ‘wilding’ incidents. In the old days, in the South, it used to be called “pack niggers,” who, like wild dogs, went out to attack, to loot, to do violence–for the glory of it. (True it is, that kind of glory, itself, isn’t related to race at all.) But now days, educated liberals feel sophisticated to call is social frustration, or the pursuit of economic justice, or some other justified explanation that exonerates the packs from responsibility for their actions.

Katharine Birbalsingh

Veteran Hindu school teacher of London’s inner city system Katherine Birbalsingh posted a headline, “These riots were about race. Why ignore the fact?


Pravda (Channel 4) and the UK Police state 2011

Sarah Maid of Albion

Alex Thompson reporting from the pretend war zone

When Asian and Turkish people gather to protect their shops and businesses against rioters, they are praised by the media for "protecting their community". Meanwhile, white hating liberal's like Christina Odone, a woman's who's one time editorship of the Catholic Herald reduced it to something mostly suitable for lining a parrot's cage, write articles like this, praising the immigrants for, as she puts it, “loving this country more than we do”.

Meanwhile when whites assemble to protect their communities, such as happened in Eltham, they are called “thugs” and “vigilantes”. Police arrive en-masse and deliberately, albeit relatively unsuccessfully, attempt to provoke violence, in order to cause a "white riot", whilst the lying scum from Channel 4, who had obviously been invited to the show, produce a dishonest and misleading report like this one.

On the TV news report, it was claimed that white residents "attacked the police" however, despite the presence of TV cameras, this was not shown, in fact apart from close up film of one broken bottle (who knows who threw it, or when), no evidence of violence was shown. It was also claimed that people were shouting "racist abuse" although this was also not shown.

There was no trouble in Eltham, the police attempted to provoke white residents into violence for propaganda purposes, however, apart from, maybe, on frustrated bottle thrower, they did not succeed. Meanwhile so called “journalists” attempted draw an equivalence between the predominantly black rioters, and the peaceful white residents of Eltham.

This is what passes for “truth”, "justice" and “news reporting” in England in 2011.
Related (and amusing) article on Simon Darby's site here.


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An absolutely worthless father


IBEW local827 will prevail by endangering child by using her to block traffic.

First hand account of the Fall of Saigon

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The day Saigon fell (May 75) [S/B April 30 '75] I was assigned to a cruiser, U.S. Oklahoma City, operating in the South China Sea. We were in close to the beach so we could provide gunfire support. When the city started to fall, the Vietnamese began to load their helos with family members and fly out to the ships assembled off the coast. Most of the Pacific Fleet was amassed in the area, including two carriers. I've never seen so many helos airborne at one time. It was not a coordinated plan. Pilots, who could, took helos, loaded them with family, and headed out sea to look for a carrier to land on. Unfortunately, without coordination many found themselves up in the sky, over the water, with very little fuel left and no carrier deck space available to land on.

The carriers had to keep deck
space clear to launch and receive its aircraft in order to provide air cover. Of course, they took as many helos aboard as possible. Even though the carriers were using their aircraft towing rigs to push empty helos over, they just couldn't keep up! There were just too many helos in the air and some were running out of gas. So we started to take them aboard any ship with a helo pad. That posed a problem because once there was a helo on the pad, there was no place to put anymore. So we used damage control parties to push the helos over the side as fast as they were unloaded to make room for another. They were loaded with women, children and valuables (primarily gold), and they were all armed to the teeth. We had problems with the helo safety nets in pushing the empty birds over the side.

It was taking too much time to get
them clear of the ship. So somebody came up with the idea of flying them off. We put the motor whaleboat in the water and stationed it about a hundred yards from the ship. As the remaining helos came aboard, everyone but the pilot was unloaded and rushed to a safe area. The doors were physically torn from the cockpit, and the pilot was instructed to fly out abeam at a low altitude and head the helo away from the ship. When he was sure he was clear of the ship, he was told to jump out of the helo for recovery by the motor whale boat. I don't remember how many helos landed onboard, but there were six or eight that were "flown off". We ended up with almost 200 people and no one was injured. That's remarkable in that none of the pilots had ever landed on a ship before.

We had to disarm all them. We fed them and gave medical
to those who needed it. They were given blankets and allowed to use the head. All those except those requiring medical attention were kept up on deck under guard until the next morning. At day break the next morning, we anchored in the bay at Vung Tau, about 20 miles north of Saigon. All the Vietnamese were taken by LCM's to Troop Transports brought in in anticipation that something like this might happen. The people (hundreds) were taken to camps in either Thailand or Subic Bay. Some of the troop ships left Vung Tau a little before we did.

I'm sure you have seen pictures of
the troops being pulled off the beach at Dunkirk. Those ships looked just like those leaving Dunkirk, except the decks were not crowded with bearded G.I.s or British Tommies. They were filled with women and children So anytime I see helos around ships, I think of those days. I don't know how many of the helos were salvaged. But there were more up than I had ever seen before and a lot were shoved into the sea.

Take Care!

Riot Girls 'Brag' About Violence

The result of insidious Marxist educators.

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Not Good: Dismal Racial Premonitions

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Fred On Everything

Like everyone else, I suppose, I've been watching the racial riotsthat have erupted across England. The newsies of the BBC carefully avoided saying who was rioting, vandalizing, and stealing, and the footage was all fuzzy long shots or of rioters from the back. They were, however, as a reporter for The Independent pointed out, black.

There was the usual puzzled, or pseudo-puzzled wondering: Why did the “youths”--they are always called youths—doing it? Curiously, it was a black conservative on Hardtalk (of the BBC) who said it: the rioters were , criminal, unsocialized to civilized norms and simply wanted to rob stores selling things they liked.

Which led me to think about the US. It 's a little more complicated. Imagine a black kid of seventeen in Detroit. He can't read or, if he can, barely. He has never read a book, and never will. He doesn't know where England is, or Africa, or the United States. His mental world is small beyond the imagining of the literate. He has no grasp of government, and has never heard of any author. He cannot do simple arithmetic. He has perhaps never seen a checkbook, and will never have one. He doesn't watch the news. If he did, would not understand what he was seeing. Ideas like prime ministr, exchange rate, and United Nations are utterly beyond him.

I am not being cruel. I am describing a condition, the normal, usual, unexceptional condition of Amreican blacks of the urban slums.

Of history, the kid knows only that blacks were enslaved by whites. He cannot approximate the dates of the Civil War (as neither, astoundingly, can many white “college graduates”) and cannot name a single country in Africa, but he knows that blacks were stolen from their homes and very badly treated.

He has in all likelihood never been out of Detroit, or perhaps his neighborhood. He has no contact with the larger society except through the police and television, where he sees whites leading glamorous lives in a wide world beyond his grasp. He would be very uncomfortable in a small town in white America, having less familiarity with the culture that would an American in a small town in Italy. Further, he speaks something so far from standard English that he would have difficulty talking to most whites.

He doesn't have a job or, if he does, it will be of a very low level with no future that he can see. There is a reason why cash-register keys in fast-food chutes have pictures of hamburgers and milk shakes instead of words, why the registers make change automatically. The kid in Detroit can't make change. Little commercial demand exists for the illiterate and innumerate who have very bad attitudes.

Which the kid has. He hates whites, whom he blames for all of his troubles and inadequacies. He hates Asians, who excel in school. It is an ugly hatred on a hair trigger and explodes readily in savage violence. The media play this down, hard, but what you pretend doesn't exist still does.

The kid from Detroit has no loyalty at all to the United States. Why would he? It is a white country, and he hates whites. He doesn't know who fought in World War Two, or when it took place, but he knows that whites enslaved blacks, and that he ison the bottom of things. He blames whites. “Country” is too large an abstraction for him.

Now, intellectuals and quasis of the salon classes, few of whom have the slightest familiarity with kids from Detroit, prattle of oppression and opportunity and social this and social that, and blame blacks, or whites, or God, or sunspots—but chiefly, each other. Racial discourse in America usually consists of liberals and conservatives battling each other, neither having much interest in blacks. Both offer solutions of which the kid is perfectly incapable. Liberals believe that with enough federal uplift and and warm-and-fuzziness he will have better self-esteem and begin to study and prosper—which for a variety of reasons he hasn't, isn't, and won't. Conservatives think that if he only worked hard and read the Founding Fathers, he would rise like Rockefeller, which he can't and won't.

What we have then in England and the US are large concentrations of people who do not share the values of Caucasian civilization. This matters. A society's accepted values, not its laws, determine its behavior. When the tidal waves wrecked Japan, how many mobs of looters attacked the unguarded shopping centers? For the mathematically advanced reader, I will offer a hint: It is a non-negative integer less than one. Years back, I wandered the side streets of Tokyo after midnight, without fear, and saw dating couples doing the same thing. The Japanese do not refrain from violent criminality because the police watch them, but because they agree that they do not want a violently criminal society.

The blacks of the festering, simmering slums clearly do not share the values of European whites, and will loot when they can get away with it. I might also if I saw the surrounding country as my enemy. The difference between the looting in England and that in the US seems to be that in London it was more a matter of stealing electronics, whereas in the US it involves much more of racial hatred.

Where does this lead? What do we do? The approach both tacitly accepted and firmly enforced has been one of bread and circuses, or rather welfare and television, to keep the lid on in the “inner city,” as we say; this, accompanied by heavy pressure from government and salon not to notice what is happening. It was perhaps the best response—best for whites, anyway. It left the slums hopeless, depraved, but quiescent. Affirmative action kept the pressure down, and smart, ambitious blacks were admitted in small numbers to the salons and became superstars, like Jessie Jackson. This kept them from becoming real revolutionaries. The blacks of the slums stayed chiefly in the slums and, while welfare produced a terrible dependency, all of these measures ensured a static, artificial calm.

But now bankruptcy looms, and Congress threatens to cut social spending to pay for the wars. There is no longer enough money is a divided nation to buy everyone off. Whites will not revolt, not violently, but blacks will. I don't think the faculty lounges understand how much anger there is among whites. I'm sorry, Ms. Couric, but it is not just twelve louts in the KKK and a few militias in Idaho that are very pissed at blacks. It is pretty much the blue-collar world, the cops, the firemen, and most (I really think) educated conservatives. Plus a whole lot of journalists who keep their mouths carefully shut.

This is not good. Not good at all.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-10-11

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Injustice Everywhere

  • 2 Manitou Springs CO cops sued by man for allegedly breaking his ribs by tasering him in the face & jumping on his chest when he was startled by the officers who followed him home to give him a traffic ticket [3]
  • Springfield MA cop who was one of 4 who were disciplined for their roles in a videotaped beating has filed wiretapping charges against the person who taped it [5]
  • Selma CA cop pleads guilty to possession of child porn charges for over 600 pics & vids, some violent in nature [0]
  • New York NY cop sentenced to 2mo for official misconduct, accused of being look out as partner raped drunk woman [0]
  • Chattanooga TN cop suspended while subject of internal & criminal investigation on allegations he assaulted teen [2]
  • RCMP officer in N Vancouver BC accused of falsely arresting man after recognizing him as man who sued RCMP before [3]
  • Chicago IL more potential police torture victims get help from political figures to file new rounds of appeals [0]
  • Gilbert AZ pays $37k to settle suit to teen falsely accused of theft by cop in alleged school psych experiment [1]
  • Pasco Co FL deputy suspended after arrested for resisting while his friend was arrested for drug paraphernalia [0]
  • RCMP cop in BC given written reprimand for leaving 10mo-old police dog in hot car for 3hrs while boating [0]
  • Hamlin TX cop files grievance after fired for taser misuse, claims friend asked to be tasered [0]
  • 3 Hartford CT cops suspected of double-dipping after audit of private duty assignments show potential abuses [0]

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    Obama dishonors troops

    Via Don

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    A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Afghanistan despite the Pentagon's claim that any public depiction of the scene would violate the wishes of bereaved families.

    News media coverage of the ceremony had been banned by the Pentagon over the objections of several news organizations.

    Pentagon officials had said that because 19 of 30 of the American families of the dead had objected to media coverage of the remains coming off a plane at Dover Air Force Base, no images could be taken. In addition, the Pentagon rejected media requests to take photos that showed officials at the ceremony but did not depict caskets.

    President Barack Obama attended the ceremony, called a "dignified transfer," for those killed in the worst single loss of the nearly 10-year war. An official White House photo of a saluting Obama was distributed to news media and published widely. It also was posted on the White House website as the "Photo of the Day." It showed Obama and other officials in silhouette and did not depict caskets.

    Maybe we are doomed: 24% Say Government Should Hire Long-Term Unemployed

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    Hey you idiots, that's the problem now. Dingbats, get off you butt and find work, drive a cab whatever, I did for many years. We have friends who homeschooled and raised nine children. He has never had a permanent job in his life, but is continually hustling this and that and has supported his family all these years while the mother did/is doing the schooling. Now, he's an example to look up to.


    The number of Americans who believe the federal government should assume financial responsibility for the long-term unemployed has increased throughout 2011. Most, however, still reject that approach.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 36% of American Adults believe that the government should either hire the long-term unemployed (24%) or extend unemployment benefits indefinitely (12%). That’s up from 30% in June and 26% in March.

    The number who prefer having the government hire the long-term unemployed is up to 24% from 15% in June.

    Fifty-six percent (56%) reject the notion of assuming long-term financial responsibility for the unemployed. That’s down since June and includes 23% think the government should pay for retraining while a third (33%) says the government should do nothing. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    England Falls (Don't miss this)

    Via Western Rifle Shooters Association

    England has fallen. Quicker than I would have thought. Home Secretary Theresa May rules out use of the Army, Water Cannons. The situation is spiraling out of control. High Street areas, the ritzy places of Kensington, Notting Hill, and other "tony" areas have had rioters looting patrons of two-star Michelin restaurants. While Home Secretary May declares that "policing is done with the consent of communities." Code words for no action that the Black, Pakistani Muslim, and now Indian groups that have effectively colonized England would object to, will be taken. As the MP for Northern Ireland notes, both the Army and Water Cannon have been used within the past year in Ireland. But against ... Whites. Not Blacks, Pakistanis, or Indians. As the picture from the Daily Mail shows, a thug (Black) forces a White guy to hand over his clothes. The purpose being simple humiliation (the clothes won't fit).

    Meanwhile riots have spread to other cities. Bristol, Birmingham, and Liverpool. Olympic officials are said to be mulling yanking the Olympics from London and awarding them to some other city on an emergency basis. There are not enough police, those that have been mobilized from other cities ... like Bristol are now stuck in London, where they have been fleeing rioters. The police can use no force against the mob, and the mob (nearly all Black or Pakistani or Indian depending on the section of the city) know it. The police are exhausted, working 18 shifts and limited when they do confront the mob to batons and pepper spray. Which will not cut it.

    At this point, the utter weakness of England's rulers is exposed. The rulers cannot even secure the property and persons of people in tony, ritzy areas. Notting Hill and Kensington are very, very rich. Islamists and Jihadists will see this weakness and mobilize their own people to create their own mini-states. Enforced by brutal action. What will England do in response? Police by consent?

    Here is the end of PC Britain. As feckless as JK Rowlings Ministry of Magic, against Voldemort. With a politically correct female Home Secretary ruling out anything that would offend Black or Muslim-Pakistani mobs. [There are a few White kids engaged in the mob violence, but is vastly Black or Pakistani-Muslim.] And of course if say, Choudary can set up his own mini Islamic Republic (and rest assured he will) inside Britain, so too can hordes of people from very poor countries in North Africa or Africa come there and simply set up where ever they want. Taking what they want. If a mob can rob the tony patrons of a tony restaurant, why not Buckingham Palace? After all, that's the consent of the Community! And why not have, say, half of Libya or Morocco show up at Dover Beach? Ready to take over? That's the price of PC weakness. Of diversity. Of Multiculturalism.

    England is finished. Over. Done. Dead. There is no one in the Conservative, Liberal, Labor, or any other party save the BNP willing to use force to preserve what is left of traditional England. No one. [No, not even the UKIP.] And the BNP has no real support in Parliament to form a government. There is no one with any will. To save what is left of England would require shooting hundreds if not thousands of rioters, quite dead, at this point. Locking the rest up, in ugly penal colonies in the South Atlantic while they freeze to death (with ample documentation) and targeted payoffs to certain agitators with the promise of a trip to the Antarctic if deals are not kept (and making examples of deal-breakers). As Machiavelli wrote, it is far easier to rectify things when the situation has not reached a crisis. Early diagnosis of social ills offer remedies that are far less drastic. But no one in England has the courage or will to act, which at this point means killing lots of rioters and nothing else.

    What will take its place, is rule by mob of certain enclaves. Black leaders emerging from the mob will rule certain parts of London, which will look like African hell-hole cities, only colder and with snow. Pakistani Muslim leaders will do the same with other sections of major cities which will also be hell holes. And fleeing mob non-White rule will be a host of Englishmen and women. Who will be the first but not last European refugees effectively ethnically cleansed out of their own nation.

    Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters

    Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

    A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland.

    He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how sorry they are about what happened. When they talk to each other, they say: “It was a great fire, man!” ’

    I am sure that is what many of the young rioters, black and white, who have burned and looted in England through the past few shocking nights think today.

    Manchester: Hooded looters laden with clothes run from a Manchester shopping centre

    Rich pickings: Hooded looters laden with clothes run from a Manchester shopping centre

    It was fun. It made life interesting. It got people to notice them. As a girl looter told a BBC reporter, it showed ‘the rich’ and the police that ‘we can do what we like’.

    If you live a normal life of absolute futility, which we can assume most of this week’s rioters do, excitement of any kind is welcome. The people who wrecked swathes of property, burned vehicles and terrorised communities have no moral compass to make them susceptible to guilt or shame.

    Most have no jobs to go to or exams they might pass. They know no family role models, for most live in homes in which the father is unemployed, or from which he has decamped.

    They are illiterate and innumerate, beyond maybe some dexterity with computer games and BlackBerries.

    They are essentially wild beasts. I use that phrase advisedly, because it seems appropriate to young people bereft of the discipline that might make them employable; of the conscience that distinguishes between right and wrong.

    They respond only to instinctive animal impulses — to eat and drink, have sex, seize or destroy the accessible property of others.

    Their behaviour on the streets resembled that of the polar bear which attacked a Norwegian tourist camp last week. They were doing what came naturally and, unlike the bear, no one even shot them for it.

    A former London police chief spoke a few years ago about the ‘feral children’ on his patch — another way of describing the same reality.

    The depressing truth is that at the bottom of our society is a layer of young people with no skills, education, values or aspirations. They do not have what most of us would call ‘lives’: they simply exist.

    Nobody has ever dared suggest to them that they need feel any allegiance to anything, least of all Britain or their community. They do not watch royal weddings or notice Test matches or take pride in being Londoners or Scousers or Brummies.

    Not only do they know nothing of Britain’s past, they care nothing for its present.

    They have their being only in video games and street-fights, casual drug use and crime, sometimes petty, sometimes serious.

    The notions of doing a nine-to-five job, marrying and sticking with a wife and kids, taking up DIY or learning to read properly, are beyond their imaginations.

    Ron Paul: "This Is Probably A Bigger Problem Than The World Has Ever Faced Before!"

    Via Western Rifle Shooters Association