Monday, January 5, 2015

Military Pushes For Same Broad Rules Of Engagement As Civilian Police Forces



"We need to think less like the UN, and more like the NYPD."

 "I just really want to fucking shoot someone."

 "Those dudes will earhole a kid for picking up a rock." 

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Louie Gohmert Reveals ‘Real Intimidation’ Happening in Speaker Battle

Via comment by Sioux on Vote Boehner out tomorrow, January 6.

 Louie Gohmert

Texas Republican Louie Gohmert said there is “real intimidation” happening in the fight to determine who will be the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

Gohmert announced Sunday that he is running for speaker to unseat John Boehner (R-Ohio). Glenn Beck warned him Monday that if he doesn’t win, his political future is over.

“If you don’t win, you’re toast,” Beck said. “And that’s exactly what they’re going to be saying [to those who don't vote for Boehner]. That’s what Boehner is saying to everybody right now. ‘Listen, you don’t vote for me, you don’t play ball with me now, you’re not getting on any committee. You’re not going to be heard from again.’”

“Yes,” Gohmert said. “I tell you what, Glenn, there is some real intimidation going on. Apparently this morning there was a statement released by Boehner’s people saying David Brat was going to vote for him.”

Gohmert said one tactic of Boehner’s team may be something like: “We’re going to get names out there of people that may not vote for us, but when they see in print that we’re counting on them voting for us, they’ll be afraid not to.”

“Unfortunately for Boehner,” Gohmert continued, Brat — who defeated former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) in a stunning Republican primary upset last year — has said he will not vote to re-elect him speaker.

More with video @ The Blaze

Pro-Government Militias During Post-SHTF

Via Michael

I came across this article today, entitled Are Militias a Menace?  It mainly focuses on pro-government militias during times of civil war abroad, however, there are some very important takeaways from this article.  To wit:

The distinction between “gang” and “militia” — ties with the government
Unlike rebels or criminals, whose actions are necessarily illegal and opposed by the state, these groups enjoy semi-official or informal ties with the government.

Liberal use of state-backed militias (i.e., “gangs”) to abuse the populace and disabuse themselves of the blame
Their statistical findings (published here and summarized here) show that the appearance of militias is strongly correlated with violations of human rights, particularly when governments want to maximize harm to civilians while minimizing blame for the action of armed groups that are, ostensibly, “free agents.”

Common Core Boosters Trying to Scare States into Keeping National Standards


Last year wasn’t a good year for Common Core, and the myth-makers are already hard at work publishing some new spin, but first let’s review what we’ve learned over the past five years. Common Core national standards are:
In short, the more parents and taxpayers learn about it, the less they like it, and a growing number of states are looking for the nearest exit, including Indiana, along with South Carolina, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

By the numbers: Who's for and against Boehner

Via Billy

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has just one stick to hold onto power but it’s a big one: He can strip lawmakers of prized committee assignments and chairmanships.

This powerful threat most likely explains why so few conservatives have publicly announced they will oppose Boehner in Tuesday’s election for the top post in the House.

Only a dozen current and incoming House members have said they will vote for one of Boehner’s three opponents. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., have announced their candidacies; Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., is expected to Tuesday.

However, there has been no public stampede of support for Boehner, with the vast silence indicating many of those uncommitted lawmakers are quite possibly undecided voters.

More @ WND

First Yellowtail of the New Year

 Notice Elijah putting his Christmas presents to work! Caught this a few miles off San Clemente. I also caught and released a 90-100lb Black Seabass.

Vote Boehner out tomorrow, January 6.

 My representative Walter Jones will vote against Boehner.

I had a conference call with our Congressman, Mark Meadows, about 3:30 your time. about 15 people were on the line.

As of then, Mark and other conservatives did not yet have the firm commitment of 29 Republicans required to deny Boehner a majority.  But many are on the fence, not wanting Boehner, but not wanting to risk the wrath of Boehner, the establishment, and the special interests that back them. The Caddell poll indicates that 60 percent of Republican voters want no more of Boehner as speaker. Only 25 percent support him. 

The  Republican county chairs and Tea Party leaders in NC11 are 100 percent against Boehner and strongly so. At the precinct and club leadership levels in this county, it runs over 90 percent opposition to retaining Boehner as speaker. 

I don't think enough people in Washington realize how upset Republican voters are with Boehner and  his alliances and compromises with Obama on amnesty and the huge and unstudied $1.1 Trillion budget that aids and finances Obama's unconstitutional acts and special interests at the expense of the common good. Boehner is Obama's new best friend.  

Please call or email as many as you can to pray that enough conservatives would have the wisdom and courage to vote Boehner out tomorrow, January 6.

--Mike Scruggs

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Big Business Explains Continuing Gasps of Discredited Green Movement

Via Bill

 Liberal Billionaires
                                     Just a few of the members in the Billionaire's Club

Although man-made global warming has been thoroughly exposed as an embarrassing scam, the green movement is strangely expanding, not retreating. A member of Congress privately told me this is because the green movement is completely driven by money, not idealism. The rhetoric about saving the earth is nothing more than propaganda to pad the pockets of the one percent at the top who are profiting from it.

Major events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Burning of Columbia


Ruins of Columbia from the front of the capitol facing north, from Harpers Weekly

Read more here:
The Burning of Columbia

Some of the events planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the destruction of about one-third of Columbia during the brief occupation by Gen. William T. Sherman’s troops:

Jan. 8: Presentation on Sherman’s March up Old State Road to the Capitol, by historian Dean Hunt, Richland Library, Main Branch, 1431 Assembly St., 6 p.m., free

Jan. 11: Second Sunday Rolls, Bus Tour of Civil War Sites, Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding St., 2-3:30 p.m., $12 adults, $6 children, free under 6

Jan. 11: Book discussion, “Sherman’s Flame and Blame,” author Patricia McNeely, Richland Library, Main Branch, 1431 Assembly St., 3-4 p.m., free

US Rejects Ecuador’s Extradition Request For Fugitive Brothers Who Funneled $90,000 To Re-Elect Obama

Via Joe

Roberto and William Isaias are fugitives from Ecuador. Ecuador wants the U.S. to turn them over. The Obama administration said no. Now all we have to do is follow the money to understand why:

The donations kept pouring in: hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to President Obama and more than a dozen members of Congress, carefully routed through the families of two wealthy brothers in Florida.

They had good reason to be generous. The two men, Roberto and William Isaias, are fugitives from Ecuador, which has angrily pressed Washington to turn them over, to no avail. A year after their relatives gave $90,000 to help re-elect Mr. Obama, the administration rejected Ecuador’s extradition request for the men, fueling accusations that such donations were helping to keep the brothers and their families safely on American soil.

More @ Townhall

Tea Party Mom Wins 1.12 MILLION After Saying Cop Called Her A ” TEABAGGER”!

Via avordvet


A Long Island Tea Party member is getting the last laugh after being awarded 1.12 million dollars in compensatory damages. Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, was arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. She claimed that she was ​only ​arrested during the incident because she belonged to the Tea Party. She intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”

From the New York Post:

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The Ring Makes All the Difference


Nearly five years ago I got rid of cable television so I could get into a regular routine of reading one book per week. Because I read so much, I occasionally get into a rut and have to ask friends if they have read anything interesting lately. Last summer, a friend who we’ll call Larissa (because that’s her real name) recommended a particularly good book by Glenn Stanton. As you might assume by the title, The Ring Makes All the Difference is an overview of the deleterious effects of cohabitation.

Much of what Stanton reports in his short yet comprehensive book makes intuitive sense. But there are a number of ill effects of cohabitation that are, if not counterintuitive, at least somewhat unexpected.

For example:

More @ Townhall

GREEN BERET CALLS BS: On The PTSD Excuse Used By American Sniper’s Killer

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 Pictured: Left, Green Beret Bryan Sikes; Middle, Eddie Ray Routh; Right, Chris Kyle.
Eddie Ray Routh is nothing more than a murdering piece of shit, deserving of no one’s grace or sympathy.
--Bryan Sikes
Doug Giles, the CEO of, said on his personal Facebook page regarding the murderer of Chris Kyle wanting the death penalty, “Who gives a crap what this clown wants? Since he doesn’t want to rot in jail lets let him rot in jail.”

WaPo: Police Nationally Feeling 'Betrayed' by City Hall, White House

 Image: WaPo: Police Nationally Feeling 'Betrayed' by City Hall, White House

A growing number of police officers nationwide feel "betrayed" by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder because of their calls for reforms to policing practices in the wake of the shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, according to The Washington Post.

Meanwhile, the rift between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department appeared to have deepened Sunday after hundreds of officers attending the funeral of murdered policeman Wenjian Liu turned their backs in a sign of anger and defiance when the mayor rose to speak, The Wall Street Journal reported.

But even more concerning to many police officials is how the anger in New York seems to be spreading around the nation. Many of the officers who turned their backs on de Blasio Sunday were out-of-town police who traveled to New York City for the funeral.

  "We might be reaching a tipping point with the mindset of officers, who are beginning to wonder if the risks they take to keep communities safe are even worth it anymore," Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said, according to the Post.

More @ Newsmax

Not Forgotten

Via Steve

Produced in partnership with the Vietnam War Commemoration, “Not Forgotten” tells the story of an American widow who finds the closure she's been seeking for more than forty years when her MIA Marine husband’s identification tags and wedding ring are recovered in Vietnam. Through their story, & INSP memorializes and salutes all of the service members who were reported as missing in action during the Vietnam War.


 Behind The Scenes

Alabama fighter pilot lost 70 years ago in WWII crash finally coming home

Via Jeffery

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An Alabama World War II pilot who was missing for decades after his plane went down on Guadalcanal Island will finally be laid to rest this week with full military honors.

Maj. Peyton Mathis, Jr., commander of the 44th Fighter Squadron, will be buried in his hometown of Montgomery, Ala. Saturday, January 3rd. He was 28 years old on June 5, 1944 when the P-38J Lightning he was piloting went down over Guadalcanal Island after returning from a mission.

Rescue and recovery attempts at the time of the crash were unsuccessful due to the heavy jungle. It wasn’t until 2013, when local islanders informed Department of Defense crews of a nearby crash site, that the downed P-38 was found, Maj. Mathis still strapped into the cockpit.

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An Irish perspective on Africa

Via Les

This report by K. Myers appeared in The Irish Independent:

Somalia is not a humanitarian disaster; it is an evolutionary disaster.

The current drought is not the worst in 50 years, as the BBC, and all the aid organizations claim.

It is nothing compared to the droughts in 1960/61 or 73/74. There are continuing droughts every 5 years or so. It's just that there are now four times the population; having been kept alive by famine relief, supplied by aid organizations, over the past 50 years. So, of course, the effects of any drought now, is a famine.

They cannot even feed themselves in a normal rainfall year.

Worst yet, the effects of these droughts, and poor nutrition in the first 3 years of the a child's life, have a lasting effect on the development of the infant brain, so that if they survive, they will never achieve a normal IQ .

Consequently, they are selectively breeding a population who cannot be educated, let alone one that is not being educated: a recipe for disaster.

We are seeing this impact now, and it can only exacerbate, to the detriment of their neighbours, and their environment as well. This scenario can end only in an even worse disaster, with even worse suffering, for those benighted people and their descendants.

Eventually, some mechanism will intervene, be it war, disease or starvation.

So what do we do?

Let them starve?

What a dilemma for our Judeo/Christian/Islamic Ethos, as well as Hindu/Buddhist morality.

This is beginning to happen in Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries in Asia, like Pakistan.

Is this the beginning of the end of civilization?

AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa, apart from AIDS and new diseases.

Even as we see African states refusing to take action to restore something resembling civilization in Zimbabwe, the Begging Bowl for Ethiopia is being passed around to us outside of Africa, yet again.

It is nearly 25 years since the famous Feed The World campaign began in Ethiopia, and in that time Ethiopia's population has grown from 33.5 million to 78+ million today.

So, why on earth should I do anything to encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that country?

Where is the logic? There is none.

To be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn't count.

One is my conscience, and the other is the picture, yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing, yet again, at the camera, which, yet again, captures the tragedy of children starving.

Sorry. My conscience has toured this territory on foot and financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a low IQ, AK 47-bearing moron, siring children whenever the whim takes him, and blaming the world because he is uneducated, poor and left behind.

There is no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this predatory and dysfunctional economic, social and sexual system, but I do not know what it is. There is, on the other hand, every reason not to write a column like this.

It will win no friends, and will provoke the self-righteous wrath of, well, the self-righteous, hand wringing, letter writing wrathful individuals, a species which never fails to contaminate almost every debate in Irish life with its sneers and its moral superiority.

It will also probably enrage some of the finest men in Irish life, like John O'Shea, of Goal; and the Finucane brothers, men whom I admire enormously. So be it.

But, please, please, you self-righteously wrathful, spare me mention of our own Irish Famine, with this or that lazy analogy. There is no comparison. Within 20 years of the Famine, the Irish population was down by 30%.

Over the equivalent period, thanks to western food, the Mercedes 10-wheel truck and the Lockheed Hercules planes, Ethiopia's population has more than doubled.

Alas, that wretched country is not alone in its madness. Somewhere, over the rainbow, lies Somalia, another fine land of violent, AK 47-toting, khat-chewing, girl-circumcising, permanently tumescent layabouts, housing pirates of the ocean.

Indeed, we now have almost an entire continent of sexually hyperactive, illiterate indigents, with tens of millions of people who only survive because of help from the outside world or allowances by the semi communist Governments they voted for, money supplied by borrowing it from the World Bank!!

This dependency has not stimulated political prudence or common sense.

Indeed, voodoo idiocy seems to be in the ascendant, with the president of South Africa being a firm believer in the efficacy of a little tap water on the post-coital penis as a sure preventative against AIDS infection.

Needless to say, poverty, hunger and societal meltdown have not prevented idiotic wars involving Tigre, Uganda, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea etc, etc.

Broad brush-strokes, to be sure, but broad brush-strokes are often the way that history paints its gaudier, if more decisive, chapters.

Japan, China, Russia, Korea, Poland, Germany, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 20th century have endured worse broad brush-strokes than almost any part of Africa.

They are now, one way or another, virtually all giving aid to or investing in Africa, whereas Africa, with its vast savannahs and its lush pastures, is giving almost nothing to anyone, apart from AIDS.

Meanwhile, Africa's peoples are outstripping their resources, and causing catastrophic ecological degradation.

By 2050, the population of Ethiopia will be 177 million, the equivalent of France, Germany and Benelux today, but located on the parched and increasingly Protein-free wastelands of the Great Rift Valley.

So, how much sense does it make for us actively to increase the adult population of what is already a vastly over-populated, environmentally devastated and economically dependent country?

How much morality is there in saving an Ethiopian child from starvation today, for it to survive to a life of brutal circumcision, poverty, hunger, violence and sexual abuse, resulting in another half-dozen such wide-eyed children, with comparably jolly little lives ahead of them?

Of course, it might make you feel better, which is a prime reason for so much charity, but that is not good enough.

Self-serving generosity has been one of the curses of Africa. It has sustained political systems which would otherwise have collapsed. It prolonged the Eritrean-Ethiopian war by nearly a decade.

It is inspiring Bill Gates' program to rid the continent of malaria, when, in the almost complete absence of personal self-discipline, that disease is one of the most efficacious forms of population-control now operating.

If his program is successful, tens of millions of children who would otherwise have died in infancy will survive to adulthood, he boasts.

Oh good! Then what?

I know, let them all come here (to Ireland) or America.

Yes, that's an idea.........

The Death Of The Young American Entrepreneur


Despite the anecdotal evidence plastered daily on financial media channels of a scruffy, young, upstart working from his parents' basement and creating the next great social, mobile, analytics, cloud app worth a cajillion dollars, from nothing but tween eyeballs, the sad reality is the 'American Dream' for young Americans is over. As The WSJ reports, the share of people under age 30 who own private businesses has reached a 24-year-low, according to new data reflecting a generation struggling to find a spot in the workforce. While there are numerous possible reasons, one professors worries about the systemic aspect as "the fear of failure is the measure we should be most concerned about."

 More @ Zero Hedge

Britain’s Inhumane Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade which populated the America’s with Africans was chartered and encouraged by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of York oversaw the Royal African Company, a slave trading concern. These British slavers were only surpassed in efficiency by the slavers of New England; Providence, Rhode Island became the slaving capital of North America by 1750.
Bernhard Thuersam,

Britain’s Inhumane Slave Trade:

“On the 1st of April, 1772 the [Virginia] House of Burgesses addressed a hot petition to the crown, “imploring his Majesty’s paternal assistance in averting a calamity of a most alarming nature.” It proceeds: “The importation of slaves into the colonies from the coast of Africa hath long been considered as a trade of inhumanity, and under its present encouragement we have too much reason to fear will endanger the very existence of your Majesty’s American dominions. We are sensible that some of your Majesty’s subjects may reap emoluments from this sort of traffic…we most humbly beseech your Majesty to remove all those restraints on your Majesty’s governors of the colony which inhibit their assenting to such House of Burgesses] laws as might check so very pernicious a traffic.

When the vote was taken in the Federal Congress on the resolution to postpone the prohibition of the [slave] trade to the year 1808, Virginia used all her influence to defeat the postponement, and it was carried by New Hampshire, Massachusetts, the Carolinas, and Georgia. The final prohibition of the slave trade by act of Congress was brought about through the influence of President Jefferson and by the active efforts of Virginians.

And greatly to the labors of the representatives from Virginia was due the final extinction of the vile traffic [of England and New England] through the act of Congress declaring it to be piracy, five years before Great Britain took similar action with regard to her subjects. Such is the actual record of the much-vilified South relating to the African slave trade, taken from official records.

The gradual system of emancipation adopted at the North had undoubtedly led to many of the slaves being shipped off to the South and sold. When, therefore, after this “abolition,” the movement, from being confined to the comparatively small band of liberators who were actuated by pure principle, extended to those who had been their persecutors, it aroused suspicion at the South which blinded it to a just judgment of the case.

The statutory laws relating to slavery at the South are held up as proof of the brutality with which they were treated even under the law. But these laws were not more cruel than the laws of England at the period they were enacted…and, at least, Southerners never tolerated wholesale burning at the stake as a legal punishment, as was done in New York as late as 1741, when fourteen Negroes were burnt at the stake on the flimsy testimony of a half-crazed servant girl; and as was done in Massachusetts as late as 1755, when a Negro was burnt for murder.”

(The Old South, Essays Social and Political, Thomas Nelson Page, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1896, pp. 29-32)