October 13, 2014


William Been

On November 4, 2014, American voters will go to the polls and either choose to pursue a different direction or confirm the policies that have dominated during the Obama Administration. While this is an opportunity for those who believe that our country is going in the wrong direction, the same divisiveness within the right-of-center voters that existed prior to the 2012 disaster is still prevalent.


While books have been written citing the various causes for the 2012 GOP failure, the reality is that there were not enough right-of center voters that understood the need to seek a different direction. Various analyses show that 4-8 million GOP voters stayed home in addition to the Libertarian voters. Effectively, these citizens chose another four years of Barack Obama and Democrat Party control of Washington. Accentuating this failure was the success the Democrat Party had in Congress where the GOP lost seats in the House and the Senate remained in the control of Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

Unfortunately, future demographics and polls of current voters strongly indicate that America is very close to being governed by a permanent Democrat Party majority. It is this belief that is prompting me to write this article, Article 4, with the hope that there are still enough Americans left who understand the dire consequences of the current transformational direction if allowed to continue without meaningful opposition. Article 1 addressed how we got to where we are from a political perspective. Article 2 addressed the need to understand "How” current Obama Administration policies are creating multiple scandals while demeaning our Judeo-Christian heritage. Article 3 addressed the corruption of the Democrat Party that is leading the Progressive transformation of America. Article 4 will now address what is perhaps the last opportunity to accomplish meaningful restoration of America in accordance with the Constitution and the intent of the Founding Fathers including the belief in a Higher Authority.


One of the most alarming elements that has become apparent is the lack of understanding of how the legislative branch of our government is constructed and how it is designed to operate. In the current situation, it still appears that a great percentage of the right-of-center voters do not understand the role of the Senate in terms of passing meaningful legislation. There is a good reason why Barack Obama has never vetoed any of the legislative actions initiated by the House of Representatives. Not one piece of legislation that supports Republican principles has reached the president for a very simple reason--the Majority in the Senate belongs to the Democrats.

President Obama consistently blames congress to the point that he has declared that he is being forced to work around congress because of the obstructionist Republican House. Meanwhile, the Democrat Senate refuses to even debate House approved bills that fail the litmus test of Harry Reid and the Democrat majority. The media sings in tune with Obama while conservative media personalities provide validation to the Democrat position by constantly and repetitively blaming John Boehner and the Republican House for not getting anything done.

The reality of the current capabilities of the United States congress is that no legislation will be passed, come out of committee, or be debated in the Senate unless it meets the agenda of Barack Obama and the National Progressive Democrat Party. As long as the Democrats have a simple majority in the Senate, the only impact the Republican House can have is to block Democrat legislation and to shut down the government through ill-conceived defunding efforts. If readers know anyone who believes otherwise, then please educate them. (Also, recall that Boehner and the House gave the Senate a bill defunding Obamacare during the recent budget crisis and the Senate would not even allow it to come out of committee for debate, let alone a floor vote.)


Very simply, if the Republicans do not take the Senate and maintain the House, it will be strictly because the right-of-center voters did not go to the polls.

While a large contingent of right-of-center voters continue to play "the Republicans are just as bad as the Democrats” game, some of us are appalled that we are not united in an attempt to elect Republicans in the upcoming elections to create a super majority in the Senate. With a super majority in the Senate, the Republicans could pass any legislation without a single Democrat vote thereby forcing Barack Obama either to veto bills or throw the Constitution totally in the scrap heap while dictating through regulations and Executive Orders. It is time to stop the RINO hunting and work to take back our country because the clock is ticking in the final minutes of the final hour in this writer’s opinion.

It will probably again be the case when we wake up after the next election that it will be evident that many right-of-center voters stayed home. Never have we had such corrupted national leadership as that residing in the Executive Branch under Barack Obama and we still refuse to unite behind the only political force that has even a remote chance of stopping and then repealing the damage done by the Progressive Democrats.

In many of my presentations given since the election of Barack Obama, the plea has been to unite behind the GOP candidates to stop the Progressive Democrat destruction of our country, its traditions, and its heritage. That this plea has fallen on deaf ears is clearly substantiated by calls for a 3rd Party, calls to support Libertarians, failure of 10-15% of Christians to even register to vote, and the constant negativism directed toward the GOP.

Another of the most aggravating and potentially damaging factors to achieving unity of purpose is the behavior of conservative opinion leaders who constantly chastise the GOP for not standing for anything. While typing this paragraph, an email was received from the NRSC that expressed the GOP candidate’s objectives in five debates held recently—Replace Obamacare, Balance the Federal Budget, Secure Our Borders, Repeal Anti-Business Regulations, Energy Independence, and Fix Tax Code. In addition, referencing the GOP Platform prepared in 2012, the objectives are stated clearly including Jobs Creation, Economic Growth, Business Tax Policy, Oppose Common Core, Oppose Agenda 21, and 62 pages more that encompass the scope of meaningful government.

In closing, it is time to put the many litmus tests being used to criticize and even destroy potential candidacies and unite behind the clearly stated principles and objectives that are extensively documented by the Republican Party. Failure to do so will only assure the final steps required to complete the Progressive Transformation of America. We have awakened to the magnitude of the problem that we face, now let us awaken to recognize that the only pathway to stop and then reverse the Progressive Movement runs through the Republican Party.

William E. Been

October 9, 2014




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New White House Reality Show

7lb. Dave forwards this:

duck responsibility A&E is now canceling Duck Dynasty and replacing it with a new reality show about life in the White House

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St. Louis Endures Black Supremacist Rally

Timothy Birdnow

The Gateway Pundit has unearthed a photograph of Vonderrit Myers Jr., the criminal shot by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis recently, holding a gun and flashing gang signs.

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Vonderitt Myers, Jr. shows off his gun with his friends. (PBS)

This latest shooting has touched off renewed protests in the metropolitan area, with a nationwide crowd descending on St. Louis, storming the campus of St. Louis University and the Grove neighborhood Sunday.

Hoft also has a shot of protesters - some of them white - carrying "end white supremacy" signs. Strange; if we had white supremacy would we even have these riots? Would the cameras be on hand filming them for a national and international audience?  Would we have a black President, black Attorney General, black Congressional caucus?  Would we be arguing about "comprehensive immigration reform"? This is the strangest form of white supremacy...


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Several protesters are carrying "End white supremacy” signs.

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October 12, 2014

Another Climate Change Apology; Antarctic Ice Growth

... the Eiffel Tower discovered under Antarctic ice sheets | Mail Online

Timothy Birdnow

The just won't give up! Here is yet another story desperate to explain why global warming isn't, well, working. http://www.newser.com/story/197134/antarctic-ice-is-growing-but-why.html

From the story by Neal Colgrass:

"(Newser) – Amid the rising calamity of climate change, Antarctic sea ice has hit an all-time high—but why? Well, scientists aren't quite sure, the Smithsonian reports. "It's really not surprising to people in the climate field that not every location on the face of Earth is acting as expected—it would be amazing if everything did," says senior NASA scientist Claire Parkinson. The mystery is that Antarctic sea ice reached 7.78 million square miles last month, the most since scientists began tracking it in 1979. Before we get to any theories, however, note that Antarctica's mainland ice is diminishing quickly, and the sea ice may only be increasing in area, not overall mass (we could be walking on thin ice here, in other words). OK, the theories, as per NASA:

•The Antarctic continent's edges could be melting, creating "just-above-freezing water," which can easily refreeze into sea ice.
•Snow falling on thin ice can push it underwater; cold water then moves up into the ice and snow, creating a slush that freezes and forms ice that's thicker and less prone to melting.
•A more complex theory involves a low-pressure system that could be blowing cold Antarctic air over the Ross Sea and creating more ice. "The winds really play a big role," a scientist says.

"The Antarctic sea ice is one of those areas where things have not gone entirely as expected," adds Parksinson. "So it’s natural for scientists to ask, 'OK, this isn’t what we expected, now how can we explain it?'"

End excerpt.

Actually, land ice has been growing, as has been confirmed by data from Icesat http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/09/10/icesat-data-shows-mass-gains-of-the-antarctic-ice-sheet-exceed-losses/ Antarctica is only losing land ice in WAIS, which sits over active volcanoes. http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/wais-outlet-glacier-being-melted-by-magma-not-co2-global-warming-after-all/ And sea ice is growing. Overall ice mass is stable. http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-paper-shows-ice-mass-stable-to.html

So, land ice is up, sea ice is up, and temperatures are at best stagnant.

Growing Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Breaking All Records

Growing Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Breaking All Records

Perhaps it's icy down there because it's cold? There has been no statistical global warming since 1995.

Why the intellectual gymnastics to come up with creative explanations while ignoring the obvious answer?



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Gentrification, Multiculturalism, and the Way of the Gun in Ferguson and Shaw

Hard to hide: It seems it would be hard to conceal a gun in his outfit

Timothy Birdnow

A thought on the riots here in The 'Lou. The troubles we are having are tied to two specific neighborhoods - the city of Ferguson, which is a close suburb of St. Louis, and the Shaw neighborhood.

Ferguson is not an impoverished hell-hole, contrary to the way it has been portrayed by the media. The media has a template and squeeze the facts into it. The reality is Ferguson is a mixed-race neighborhood, exactly what liberal multi-culturalists said we needed to promote racial harmony. The old town of Ferguson was once a country town, a rail stop for trains destined for Florissant and beyond back before there were decent roads. Old town Ferguson has interesting historic architecture and wonderful old houses. It is just a couple of miles from the airport, and also a couple of miles from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Concerned citizens have worked tirelessly to renovate and restore Ferguson, and the community was becoming one of the more desirable destinations in the metropolitan area. Young white professionals were moving in, and money was coming into the community. Ferguson had a bright future.

The same holds true for the Shaw area. A venerable old neighborhood on the near south side of the City of St. Louis, Shaw is just south of St. Louis University and borders Tower Grove Park and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. It has a great appeal to people interested in cultural attractions. To the east lies Grand blvd and the beautiful water tower that stands sentinal to the Compton Heights neighborhood, a well-to-do area. The Shaw neighborhood itself has some beautfiful high-end homes mixed with the traditional two and four family flats of south St. Louis. Following on the heels of the successful rehabbing of the Botanical Gardens neighborhood, investors have been aggressively working to redevelop this area.

Both communities are on the rise after a period of terrible stagnation. Fifteen years ago nobody wanted to live in either community; now they are both trendy.

And both very much mixed, both racially and economically. Just the sort of thing Liberals have claimed they want.

So why the troubles in both these areas?

Money attracts the criminal element.

And it is equally true that money coming into a neighborhood that is bad means wealthier individual live cheek-by-jowel with the poor - guaranteed to stoke envy and anger in the poorer residents. There is often much complaining about "gentrification" among the Left in areas controlled by Democrats. I should like to point out that both the City of St. Louis and Ferguson are heavy repositories of Democrats.

Policing is quite difficult in such a neighborhood; you have property that needs to be protected, you have people coming in to spend money and they will stop coming if they do not feel safe, but you have these people who lived there before the renewal who still act as though they are in "the hood". Criminals come and mix with the original residents, hoping to take advantage. The police are caught in the middle.

Granted, there are all manner of shootings and violence in the poor neighborhoods, but the news media largely ignores that, and the police have been told they are not welcome in these areas. When there is a shooting or robbery the cops show up and write a report and that's the end of it. But they are expected to do much more in a neighborhood in the throes of renewal, and yet they are dealing with many of the same types of people they deal with in the bad parts of town. It's a serious problem.

Bear in mind that these were both local cops who knew the neighborhoods. They knew who the good guys and bad guys were, and understood behavior that signified trouble.

Certainly Vonderrit Myers was a member of the criminal element, and while he may have purchased a sandwhich in a local convenience store he was also packing heat. Why? And that while wearing an akle monitor. He was under indictment for criminal offenses.

Weapong: Police claim they recovered a 9mm Ruger (above) at the scene

Here is his entry from Casenet:


Description: Unlawful Use Of A Weapon (Subsections 1 – 4) { Felony D RSMo: 571.030 }
Date: 06/27/2014 Code: 3102000
Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Resisting/Interfering With Arrest, Detention Or Stop { Misdemeanor A RSMo: 575.150 }
Date: 06/27/2014 Code: 2704000



Vonderrit Myers Jr. had an electronic monitor and was house arrest.


Why was Myers even wandering around outside when he was under house arrest? He had no business being at that store buying sandwhiches or otherwise. And where were his parents? Why didn't they keep him at home? Now the family is crying about how their baby was just buying a sandwhich and was killed. It wouldn't have happened had they OBEYED THE LAW and restricted his movement - as they were legally obliged to do.

If you break house arrest it is no different than going over the wall in a prison, and one cannot be upset that a guard shoots the convict.

Mike Brown's story is more problematic, since the courts refuse to unseal his juvenile record. I have heard considerable hearsay that Brown was involved in all manner of bad things including an attempted rape and an assault with a claw hammer on a passerby. We don't know, and all we have to go on is a statement that Brown was never charged with a class A felony.

But he certainly assaulted the store clerk when he stole the box of cigars, and he certainly wrote violent rap lyrics, and he certainly was enamored of gang culture, flashing gang signs and wearing the appropriate apparel. Oh, and that business about him being a good college boy is silly; he was going to Vatterot, a trade school that accepts pretty much anybody. It could be argued that he was signed up to prove to the court that he was not just an unemployed gangbanger.

Again, that is hearsay. But we do know he was hanging out with a known petty criminal and that he robbed a store and punched around a store clerk.

At any rate, I find it interesting that neither of these upstanding young gentlemen were shot in Pine Lawn, or Kinloch, or Wellston, or Castle Point, or any of the other dreadful neighborhoods in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Actually, there WAS a shooting in north western St. Louis at around the time of Mike Brown, and after the briefest protests that issue died. Why? Because the guy was robbing a black store in a black neighborhood and wind up getting shot by police. It had nothing to do with white people.

This is a critical distinction. These riots are an assertion of dominance by black radicals. They don't care about violence in all-black communities but want situations where whites and blacks intermingle. Do not dismiss the racial aspects of this. There is no, zero, interest in shootings in all black areas, because this is about political power, about demanding more from the white community. It is about money, about what the grievance community can squeeze from the guilt-ridden whites. It is about acquiring special set-asides and goodies. And it is about the joy of rage, of raising hell, of going into battle.

It is not about justice. It is not about promoting the welfare of the black community. It is not about the safety of black children. If they cared about those things they would partner with the police. They would try to end the criminality in these communities. They would try to stamp out drug abuse, illigitimate births. They would promote education. They do none of these things.

The purpose of power is power, George Orwell observed. And that is all that this is about.

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The Circus Comes to St. Louis

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Timothy Birdnow

Jim Hoft covers the renewed violence in St. Louis at The Gateway Pundit.

After burning American flags and raising general hell, protesters in Ferguson left, ostensibly for the Shaw neighborhood in South St. Louis. Police positioned themselves, but the protesters instead went to a newly constructed Quiktrip gas station and attempted to loot it. Riot police arrived on the scene and the "protest" turned passive as the would-be rioters sat on the ground and refused to leave. Police deployed pepper spray.

This is getting ridiculous. Governor Nixon knew this was coming but failed to call out the National Guard. Nixon should have declared a state of emergency and stopped the "protests" this weekend. His failure is purely politically motivated.

A state of emergency declaration would allow the removal of the media - a huge incentive to the protesters, who are hoping to appear on camera. Get rid of the media, crack a few heads (and they have to do this physically, not simply fire some tear gas) and the romance of these riots will end. But the authorities are afraid to do any of this, because they fear the repercussions. Ultimately Washington wants this to keep up, at least until election day. The Democrats need a massive black turnout.

According to Hoft:

"On Thursday street protesters smashed home windows, smashed police car windows, torched a stolen US flag, attacked reporters, and smashed up a South Grand business."


"Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:56 AM

The #FergusonOctober protesters targeted another QuikTrip last night in South St. Louis.
The protesters surprised police when they left Ferguson and gathered at the QT on Vandeventer a mile or two from Shaw and Klemm where 18 year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was killed after he fired shots at police.

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Ferguson protesters carry a US flag in distress at a rally for robber Mike Brown. (FOX)

On Thursday street protesters smashed home windows, smashed police car windows, torched a stolen US flag, attacked reporters, and smashed up a South Grand business.

Protestors scatter under the threat of arrest on the QT lot. pic.twitter.com/xeW0RNPDiW

— Mazda Road Runner (@RoadRunnerSTL) October 12, 2014

Protesters targeted the new QuikTrip on Vandeventer and Chouteau.

When the activists would not leave police pulled out the pepper spray.
It always seems to work.
The St. Louis police department alerted QuikTrips in the city to be on alert for the violent protesters. FOX2 St. Louis reported:

Police and protesters faced off in south St. Louis overnight. It took place at a Quik Trip gas station around 1:30am. The incident is a frightening reminder of the burning of the Quik Trip in Ferguson in August that happened just after the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Overnight, protesters left Ferguson. St. Louis police were expecting them to head in the Shaw Neighborhood where 18 year old Vonerrick Meyers Jr. was shot and killed by police last week.

St. Louis riot police were ready in full gear. They had even blocked off roads leading into the neighborhood. But the marchers instead went several blocks north and police scrambled.

The protestors ended up at the brand new Quik Trip at Vandeventer and Chouteau. Clerks inside locked the doors and backed away from the doors fearing the store would be looted and burned like the location in Ferguson was would happen here.

A woman who identified herself as a mother of a worker called our newsroom frantic and worried about her son.

The tactical unit responded to the convenience store armed with pepper spray. The people sat down surrounding much of the store. Police told them to leave. The demonstrators didn’t budge. Officers began moving across the parking lot, making a rat-a-tat sound as they hit their night sticks on their leg shields.

Pepper spray was deployed. And our photographer was told there was at least one arrest.

The protesters also hurled rocks at police – several arrests were made"

End excerpt.

Quiktrip needes to start issuing firearms to employees. What do these people have against QT anyway?

This followed on the heels of a daytime communist/anarchist protest in the City, an Occupy style bitch fest.

All of America's malcontents seem to have decended on St. Louis.

A puppet of Mike Brown marched down the street, and protesters carrying "hands up" placards chanted "they think this is a joke". Yep; it is. This is not about justice, or about a killing. This is about a bunch of sad little radicals dreaming of a fiery revolution. Pathetic.

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They were chanting, "They think this is a joke.”

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Why SF Giants wear orange

Jack Kemp

In the 1950s, they were the NY Giants and played in the Polo Grounds in Harlem (where Willie Mays made his famous catch in 1954. It is also where Lou Brock of the Cardinals hit a line drive home run out of the stadium in center field, over 550 feet against the NY Mets in the early 1960s. The Mets used the Polo Grounds before Shea Stadium was built). The orange in the Giants (and Mets) uniform is from the City of NY flag to honor the royal House of Orange of Holland, commemorating when NY City was first a Dutch colony called New Amsterdam.

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A Supreme Court, Not Supreme Wisdom

By Alan Caruba

I am not a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution and I cannot find any indication that the Founding Fathers intended the guarantee of "equal protection of the laws” in the 14th Amendment to include same-sex marriage.

The idea would have been regarded as an abomination to the men who created the Constitution. To many who regard the institution of marriage a sacred bond between a man and a woman, the decisions of lower courts that have facilitated same-sex marriageare deeply offensive

When the Supreme Court decided not to decide upon appeals from seven states regarding lower court rulings that their bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, they essentially endorsed same-sex marriage. It is now legal in 25 states, paving the way for a total of 30 states that recognize it, but only by popular vote in three of them; the rest had it imposed through the courts.

The same can be said of the Supreme Court’s decision in 1973 that permitted abortion as a legal right. Here again, the 14th Amendment was cited. As one source noted, "The Court summarily announced that the ‘Fourteen Amendment’s concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action” includes "a right to personal privacy, or a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy and that "this right of privacy…is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.”

As this is being written, there have been more than 57,245,810 fetuses aborted since 1973 and, this year, there have been 840,045. Thus, decisions that the Supreme Court makes can literally result in life or death.

One of the most dramatic decisions of an earlier Supreme Court was the 1857 Dred Scott case that ruled that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens and thus had no standing to sue in federal court, nor that the federal government had any power to regulate slavery in the territories acquired after the creation of the nation. The Civil War would follow in 1861 and last until 1865, resulting in more than 600,000 casualties, but finally ending slavery in America. Even some of the Founding Fathers had predicted that conflict.

When the Supreme Court has wandered into the area of social policy and culture, it has made decisions that were contrary to the majority of the population. The decision about slavery was about property—the slave--but many regarded slavery as an institution that must be ended.

The Supreme Court, of course, is not one long list of bad decisions. It has done much good and one man is credited with setting it on its course as a co-equal brand of the federal government. That man was John Marshall. I doubt that his name and deeds are even taught in the schools of America.

As a brilliant and very entertaining biography by Harlow Giles Unger, "John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Save the Nation”, reveals, "Marshall’s pronouncements would ensure the integrity and eminence of the Constitution and the federal government and catapult him into the pantheon of American Founding Fathers as the father of the American federal justice system.”

"He would become the longest serving Chief Justice in U.S. history, signing 1,180 decisions and writing 549 of them, or nearly half, himself.” America was fortunate to have a legal scholar, utterly devoted to the Constitution, in its early, formative years. "Case by case he defined, asserted, and when necessary, invented the authority he and the Court needed to render justice, stabilize the federal government, and preserve the Union and the Constitution.”

Chief among Marshall’s achievements was to assert that the Supreme Court had the right and duty to declare federal and state laws to be either constitutional or unconstitutional. With that it became the third equal but separate branch of government.

Marshall had fought in the American Revolution and had had a distinguished career as a lawyer. As Unger says, "Clouds of doom shrouded the nation in 1800. George Washington was dead. For the first time in their twenty-five year struggle to govern themselves, Americans faced a future without the father of their country to lead them. And they lost their way.”

"Absent their commander-in-chief, the men who helped him lead the nation to independence went mad. Chaos engulfed the land as surviving Founding Fathers—Adams, Burr, Hamilton, Jefferson, Monroe, and others—turned on each other as they clawed at Washington’s fallen mantle.” Jefferson as the third President wanted to rule as a virtual tyrant, but Adams’ appointment of Marshall put a brake on those ambitions.

The United States is passing through a period of governance in which the Congress is so locked in partisanship and so divided that it is barely able to function in the national interest. The current President is losing the popularity he enjoyed when first elected and, now into his second term, he is losing the support and confidence of a majority of Americans. Barack Obama has repeatedly expressed his displeasure with a Constitution that places limits on his power as President.

As Unger notes "Nothing in the Constitution gives a President power to issue proclamations or executive orders with the force of law. Only Congress can legislate, yet presidents have issued more than 13,500 proclamations and executive orders since the founding of the Republic, while the Congress has enacted only about 20,000 laws.”

The Constitution remains supreme above the office of President and, in great measure, we can thank the work of Chief Justice John Marshall.

© Alan Caruba, 2014

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Nazi Oaks Book Review & National Geographic's Racist Birdwatcher Concern

Mark Musser

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh of the Canada Free Press wades through Musser's 400 page "Nazi Oaks: The Green Sacrifice of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust.http://www.amazon.com/Nazi-Oaks-Mark-Musser/dp/1597551929 " The Green movement was the last segment of German Society to admit its complicity with National Socialism and the horrors of the holocaust. While countless historical books have decried the industrial nature of the holocaust, such works fail to explain the motive behind the greatest crime of the 20th century. The Nazi economy and its industry were merely the means by which the holocaust was implemented and paid for. "Nazi Oaks” describes the anti-Semitic historical background of the early German green movement in the 1800’s that was later absorbed by National Socialism under the biological umbrella of ‘scientific’ Social Darwinism. Rooted in history like a giant German oak, Eco-fascism is no metaphor, and is a derivative of Ernst Haeckel's Social Darwinism, called Monism in those days. It was the rabid evolutionist, Ernst Haeckel, who not only used evolution as a totalitarian explanation for everything, but also coined the term "ecology" in 1866 - http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/66665#.VDkt92IsFU4.gmail. On the Eastern Front in the heights of World War II, racism, death camps run by ‘euthanasia’ experts, and environmentalism shockingly were fused together in a fascist concoction that blew up all of Europe.

Meanwhile, totally ignorant of the German Wandervogel (which means "free wandering bird") Movement that essentially kick started the environmentalism in the late 1800's and early 1900's, National Geographic recently published an article entitled, "The Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color." http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140923-bird-watching-diversity-environment-science/ German birdwatchers were at the heart of laying the foundation stones for politically active environmental groups, and Nazi Oaks can easily explain National Geographic's alleged conundrum, which, by the way, is actually very racist - but since they are Left they can say whatever they want to without any real consequences. National Geographic is also completely unaware how much German volkisch romantic, Alexander von Humboldt, together with German Social Darwinist Friedrich Ratzel, played no small role in the 1800’s developing the evolutionary, indigenous, and racial relationships from a geographical point of view between man and the environment that was at the heart of Nazi Germany’s Lebensraum doctrine. Karl Haushofer, the architect of Nazi Lebensraum, of course, complained Hitler abused his doctrine. He committed suicide in 1946.

Maybe it is time for another Musser article along these lines? But finding such time for it is not so easy.

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October 11, 2014

The War on Guns Continues; 5 Year Old Forced to Sign Non-Violence Contract for Pointing Crayon

Timothy Birdnow

A five year old child was forced to sign a pledge not to "kill herself or anyone else" before being sent home from school - for drawing something that resembled a gun and pointing a crayon at another student.

According to KSN News:


"MOBILE, Alabama (WPMI) – An Alabama mother is furious that her 5-year-old daughter was forced to sign a school contract stating she wouldn’t kill herself or anyone else at school.

School officials told Rebecca, who did not want to give her last name, they had to send 5-year-old Elizabeth home after an incident in class.

"They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said ‘pew pew’,” Rebecca explained.

Rebecca says her daughter was then given a questionnaire to evaluate her for suicidal thoughts and given a Mobile County Public School safety contract to sign stating she wouldn’t kill herself or others.

"While I was in the lobby waiting, they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide,” Rebecca says. "There should be a different way to handle this situation. If this is protocol it needs to be looked at again.”

Rebecca is pushing to have the incident removed from her child’s record. She says school officials have requested her child see a psychiatrist. She refused."

End excerpt.

First, common sense is dead in our schools; the teachers involved should be forced to sign a confession stating that they murdered it.

Second, this is part of what Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken about, an attempt to make the very concept of firearms anathema to the public. Zero tolerance policies are fine and dandy where actual, uh, firearms are concerned. A drawing is nothing but a representation, be it of a concept or of an object. Certainly a crayon is not a firearm and connot be misconstrued as one. This is not zero tolerance for bringing firearms to school, but of free thought.

Guns have become thought crimes in America's schools.

Here is what Eric Holder said back in 1995:


"We just have to be repetitive about this. It's not enough to have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."

End excerpt.

People have to be brainwashed. The time to start such brainwashing is when children are very young; they have to fear the very concept of firearms from their childhood. To do that it is necessary to make everyone associate horrendous consequences with the very notion of a gun.

The Nazis couldn't have done better.

It's time we start bringing lawsuits against schools that do this. We need to make THEM afraid. They are trying to cow innocent children, we need to cow them.

Conservatives are bad about handling this sort of thing. We should file endless lawsuits. There should be protests in front of schools that pull this, and the protesters should carry signs with pictures of guns or targets painted on the school itself. That's what the liberals would do. And we mustn't be afraid of arrest; every arrest simply enlarges the grievance, making it harder for the schools to aggressively pursue these policies.

We need to call these jerks out.

Meanwhile a five year old child has been traumatized by a creepy union teacher to advance a social revolutionary goal. We must hold these thugs to scorn.

If we don't start fighting fire with fire we are going to lose our country.

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Hawk Takes Out Drone

Dana Mathewson

... and reclaims the sky. Birds don't like drones, it seems.

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Octoberfest in Ferguson

... German lederhosen as he joins in Oktoberfest - Mirror Online
Timothy Birdnow

Protesters plan to blanket the St. Louis metropolitan area and riot, er, protest the killing of teenage gangbangers by law enforcement.

PHOTOS: Ferguson, Missouri protests enter fourth day - Santa Cruz ...

Here is their organizational website. http://fergusonoctober.com/

The call has gone out across the country to attend this Ferguson Octoberfest sans Oompah bands.

The shooting of eighteen year old Michael "Bit Mike" Brown by a Ferguson police officer spawned a week of rioting and perpetual protests as radical black supremacist groups joined race hustlers like Al Sharkton, er, Sharpton and Jesse Jackpot, er Jackson as well as our old friend Eric Holder in a celebration of lawlessness, demanding the lynching of the police officer in question. A recent shooting of another teen in South St. Louis - Vonderitt Myers - has spawned city-wide protests.

Myers fired shots at the pursuing off-duty officer.

Hitching their star to Myers is problematic, or should be; he had an extensive criminal record, and he had been arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon prior. The gun fired by Myers (with accompanying ballistics evidence) was stolen.

His uncle and family claim Myers was merely brandishing a sandwhich.

This gives me a great business idea; open a deli along Shaw, name it Gangbang Sub Shop, and offer firearm themed items. A Glock six inch Reuben, a six inch Colt barbeque beef, etc. The grand finale would be the Grand Ave. AR=15, a three foot long party sub.

I may have to wait until the protesters clear away from Grand and Shaw.

At any rate the U.K. Guardian tells us:

"Three prominent members of the protest movement that sprung up after the deadly police shooting of Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, told a rally in New York on Tuesday night that there would be a fierce backlash if a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson.

"If they can’t serve justice in this, the people have every right to go out and express their rage in a manner that is equal to what we have suffered,” said Ashley Yates, a co-founder of Millennial Activists United, who was arrested last week while protesting in Ferguson.

Yates spoke alongside Tef Poe and Tory Russell, activists for Hands Up United and the Organisation for Black Struggle, hours after it emerged that authorities in Missouri were making plans to deal with potential riots in the event of Wilson avoiding prosecution.

"We’re going to take our anger out on the people who have failed us, and if they are prepared to deal with that, then let them have at it,” said Yates. Poe said that while people in America often expected "casual revolution”, Ferguson may be "the moment when we can’t do that”.

End excerpt.

That is a threat of violence, and one that should be taken seriously by authorities. Why hasn't she been held without bail until this blows over? She is clearly not only a flight risk, but an agitator who will try to incite violence. Legal precedent is clear in such an instance.

According to Ferguson October:

"What we saw last night is further proof that these are not isolated incidents. Ferguson is everywhere. This weekend is about directly confronting this issue. Enough is enough."

–Montague Simmons, Chair, Organization for Black Struggle

No Mr. Simmons; what we saw was the fruits of a black community more concerned with acquiring political clout and dipping into the public trough than with raising decent children. It is a result of having children who are then raised like wild animals, not disciplined or taught right from wrong. It is a result of decades of government programs that reward out-of-wedlock births, that encourage single motherhood, of educational policies more interested in building conceit and arrogance in children than in actually teaching them things. It is a result of the hatred of people like you, sir.

It is coming to a head now because we've had weeks of chaos with little response from the Governor. It is coming to a head because every thug in the metropolitan area has witnessed the fact that you can riot, loot, assault police officers, and get away with it.

Weakness begets revolution, not tyranny. The fact that people like Simmons are out on the streets right now is proof of that.

But this is a planned political strategy; the organizers are professionals and the meek response by our governor (for that matter, Obama's failure to ask the black community for restraint) bespeaks an overall political purpose. Just as Trayvon Martin spurred voter turnout, so too Obama and the Democrats hope to spur black voters next month.

Doubt me? Why is the AFL-CIO endorsing Ferguson October?

From their website:

We’re thrilled to announce that some important national labor organizations have joined the list of endorsers for #FergusonOctober– namely, the AFL-CIO and SEIU.

#FerguosonOctober is shaping up to be the largest protest in recent St. Louis history and will kick off a national movement to dismantle broken policing systems.

Check out their messages here.

Why is labor involved in #FergusonOctober? @RichardTrumka has a simple answer #1uFerguson #1u https://t.co/AGrIFVPiLl via @vineapp

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) October 6, 2014

Ditto the SEIU:

#FergusonOctober is our time to show the world we won't rest until we have a justice system that works for all of us: http://t.co/TLoIJU2o9R

— SEIU (@SEIU) October 6, 2014


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Why are labor unions endorsing a street revolution? And this just before a tough election, one likely to go against the Democratic Party, which both of these unions support.

All of this trouble stems from a refusal by the mob to accept the Rule of Law. There is a process, one involving a Grand Jury which is sitting at this very moment. America does not lynch people accused of crimes, even when those crimes are heinous. Don't these black protesters remember how hard their forefathers fought against lynchings and false accusations, and yet they refuse to allow justice to proceed along the legally binding proceedure. They want Officer Darren Wilson indicted, convicted, and thrown in prison or worse, and that is that. Nothing will change their minds - he is guilty, guilty, guilty. Any policeman who shoots any black person, no matter how grave the actions of the black person may be, is permissible in their view. They ignore the endless rounds of murders and mayhem in their own communities, prefering to die from stray bullets, to be mugged, robbed, stabbed, shot, have their cars stolen, anything but let the police shoot a gangbanger. This protest over the Shaw shooting is proof of that.

So now the plan is to riot and loot and destroy this weekend, a black supremacist Octoberfest. And all the while Eric Holder, Van Jones, Barack Obama, and the other race-hustling Lords of Grievance smile.

They can't touch me!'

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October 10, 2014

The Rise of the Professional Slut

Selwyn Duke

"There was a time when you knew who the bad girls were,” someone close to me once said. "Now you know who the good girls are.”

And I hear that all three of them are beside themselves over today’s state of affairs.
"Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By a ‘Campus Republican,’” the  HYPERLINK "http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/10/03/lena-dunham-raped-by-republican" headline reads, introducing the "Girls” star’s story about an alleged sexual assault at the hands of a "mustachioed” conservative undergrad while a student at Ohio’s Oberlin College nearly a decade ago. It’s perhaps a fanciful story, the kind you might expect to read in the National Enquirer or The Sun right after "I Was Impregnated by a Space Alien” and "Loch Ness Monster Found Living in Central Park Lake.” I mean, really, are we supposed to believe this?
That there was a Republican at Oberlin College?

In brief, Dunham says that one day when she was 19 and drunk and high as a kite on Xanax and cocaine, she entered a state of undress to relieve herself in a parking lot right in front her GOP friend. He then, to put it delicately, makes aggressive physical sexual overtures, after which she takes him back to her apartment; at this point, "in an attempt to convince herself that she’d given consent — [she] talks dirty to him as he forces himself on her,” she writes in her newly released memoir, penned at the ripe old age of 27 (of course, she does possess more of a certain kind of experience than any five women three times her age).
Oh, there’s more to the story: when Dunham’s roommate characterized the incident as rape the next day, Dunham laughed. Years later, she pitched a version of the story to her "Girls” collaborators and still didn’t call it rape, though her co-writers would. And now they have her convinced. But, come on, isn’t there something wrong with Dunham’s story?

I mean, I still don’t believe there are Republicans at Oberlin.

Whatever people think about the alleged incident, and whatever the truth is, anything involving Dunham and sex will only enhance her brand and promote her career — as a professional slut.

Yes, that’s what she is. And, yes, I know radio host Rush Limbaugh had mucho problemos because he called Sandra Fluke the s-word. And Limbaugh was wrong to sloppily label her a slut.
Fluke is a professional, too.

Understand what a professional slut is. The designation doesn’t denote anything definitive about nocturnal inter-sheet acrobatics, though professional sluts often do have the practical experience one might expect from someone with their stock-in-trade. Rather, a professional slut is this: "1 a: a woman who uses slutty behavior or the promotion of slut-oriented behavior, ideas or activism to win money, fame, power or influence”1.

Merriam-Duke-Webster, First Edition.)

No doubt I’m now going to be the bad guy for saying the empress has no clothes. But you tell me: what do you call a young woman who has a penchant for getting naked in front of cameras, promotes decadence and, as the Daily News  HYPERLINK "http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/lena-dunham-girls-bares-new-memoir-article-1.1958760" reported, has had "more failed relationships than Henry VIII” and wrote a memoir in which "[f]ully half of the book is about sex”? If that’s not a slut, what is?

And Fluke? She decided to become the poster girl for free contraception for free sex.

There are many other professional sluts, too. Madonna comes to mind, as does Rihanna, Paz de la Huerta, Margaret Sanger, Rita Ora, Lil Kim, Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian and, well, should I maybe just name the good girls?

The people who take exception to the "slut” label want to retire the word. And I get it. Sluts don’t want to be called sluts any more than thugs want to be called thugs, ambulance chasers want to be called ambulance chasers or liberals want to be called liberals. Heck, given my unfailing humility (of which I’m very proud), I don’t like being called a genius. Yet I tolerate it. But since professional sluts, thugs, and sometimes even liberals make money being what they are, I think we can call them on it.

Of course, sluts never liked being called sluts, but there was a time when they didn’t enjoy the strength numbers bring. Now with the professional slut they can capture a market, get rich, gain influence and have defenders who will visit scorn on those who dare suggest they’re anything but "liberated.” And all these people, taken together, constitute today’s much sought after VD voting bloc.

Just in case you consider this much ado about little, know that it’s actually a matter of all-important truth in labeling. As Chinese sage Confucius wrote 2500 years ago in Analects:

If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be conducted successfully. When affairs cannot be conducted successfully, propriety will not flourish. When propriety does not flourish, punishments will not be properly meted out. When punishments are not properly meted out, the people will not know how to conduct themselves.

Our name for the world’s Lena Dunhams today is not in accordance with the truth of things, and it’s one reason millions of girls do not know how to conduct themselves. Remember that, as a writer once said, stigmas are corollaries of values; if certain things are to be valued, it follows that their opposites will be devalued. I’ll add that proper stigmas are corollaries of "virtues” (which refers to absolutes), and if we’re going to value chastity, modesty and propriety, it follows that sluttishness is going to be devalued — and should be called sluttishness for that reason.

Of course, today’s dominant values are valueless, which is why the Daily News can write something such as this:

Given that Dunham’s story includes therapy when she was in her single digits, ongoing battles with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more failed relationships than Henry VIII, some readers might be wondering what they can learn from this privileged 28-year-old’s so-called life.
Possibly everything.

The reality? She’s a walking train wreck created and enabled by a society that’s off the rails.
And here’s the main thing I suspect will be learned from her story: become a professional slut, girls, and perhaps you also can be rich beyond your wildest dreams.

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October 09, 2014

Nebraska Schools Ban Term "Boys and Girls"

A.J. Cameron

At some point, people need to realize that Conformity Core is a zero sum 'game'. Once fully deployed, there will be no 'opt-outs', no special provisions, just conformity for all, but the children of the elite. I praise the parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers and administrators who have the vision to understand what is being forced upon them and the children/students, and act to prevent this unholy deployment upon our educational system.

This from

Nebraska Schools Ban Term ‘Boys and Girls’

In what is possibly one of the most unsettling examples of political correctness, schools in Lincoln Nebraska are training teachers to completely disavow gender, and avoid referring to pupils as ‘boys and girls’.
Liberty minded Independent news website Nebraska Watchdog uncovered the documents. In one handout, entitled "12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness” teachers are advised to "Avoid asking kids to line up as boys or girls or separating them by gender.”
"Instead, use things like ‘odd and even birth date,’ or ‘Which would you choose: skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.’ … Always ask yourself, ’Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the material states.

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Ivy on the Brain; Harvard Students think U.S. Bigger Threat than ISIS

Timothy Birdnow

Campus Reform asks Harvard students (the self-described best and brightest) who is the bigger threat - ISIS or the U.S.. Guess who they think?

According to the article:

"Students at Harvard University claimed America is a bigger threat to world peace than the radical terrorist organization ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) during a series of interviews at the prestigious Cambridge university.

"American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power,” said one student.

"As a western civilization we’re to blame for a lot of the problems that we’re facing now,” one student said. "I don't think anyone would argue that we didn't create the problem of ISIS, ourselves.”

End excerpt.

Watch the video to see this geniuses speak their "minds".

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Pants Up! Don't Loot! Another Police Shooting in St. Louis

Timothy Birdnow

Here we go again!

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

"(st. Louis Police Chief Sam)Dotson said the officer was in a car when he saw three males and one of them started to run away but stopped. The officer did a U-turn and then all three ran. He drove through streets following them and then chased them on foot. He then got into a physical confrontation with one that escalated into gunfire.

The teenager had a gun and fired at least three shots at the officer, who returned fire, the chief said. The teenager attempted to fire more but his gun jammed, Dotson said.

The officer fired 17 times, he said. It is unclear how many times the teenager was shot.

Police recovered a 9mm Ruger, he said.

Dotson did not identify the 18-year-old but said he "was no stranger to law enforcement."

The chief said he is unaware of any video that captured the shooting.

He also said there had been no arrests of those involved in the protests that followed, during which several police vehicles were damaged."

End excerpt.

So another black teenage thug has been killed by police in an altercation involving plenty of rounds from the cops. Naturally, this brought the rent-a-mob from Ferguson:

"A crowd of dozens of people — including several who said they were Myers’ relatives — gathered at the scene, which is just east of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Some shouted at police, and some were in tears.

A few hours after the shooting, a group of protesters blocked traffic on Grand Boulevard at Shaw. At least two rounds of gunshots were also heard near the scene."

End excerpt.

As is to be expected from the Post-Dispatch, they interview cousins and uncles who were nowhere near the crime scene, all of whom claim the teenager was unarmed.

'Teyonna Myers, 23, of Florissant, said Myers was her cousin.

"He was unarmed,” Teyonna Myers said. "He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again.”

End excerpt.

Why does this merit mention in the article? This cousin was not there; she is giving at best hearsay, or more likely her own opinion. This is what the media has done to gin things up in Ferguson, and the Post-Dispatch is trying to gin things up now. Why?

To help the Democrats in the election next month, of course. They need this thing HOT on election day.

The Post-Dispatch is a disgraceful filthy rag, but no different from any other major media outlet. I've spoken with merchants in Ferguson and they have all expressed an ardent wish that the media would leave; they are the reason this has dragged on so long, and was so violent. It became a circus because of the cameras. But it was starting to fade. Now the liberals have something to renew their "racist America" meme.

They never consider that, yes, the guy actually WAS carrying a gun; police recovered it.

I like what the Cardinals fans chanted at the protesters who tried to disrupt the playoff game the other day "Pants up! Don't Loot!"

If you don't shoot at cops, or punch them in the eye socket, you have a good chance of surviving an incident with them. It is a thug culture born of rap music and racial politics that has given these punks the idea that they can not just resist the police but actively assault them. This is Obama's America, the post-racial healing he promised.

I am not a guy who excuses the police, far from it. I feel the police have been given too much authority, too much firepower, and are taught to be arrogant and elitist at the police academy. That is not a slam on them necessarily; the police are being forced to enforce laws that should not be on the books, to intrude into people's lives in an unwarranted and largely extra-Constitutional way. They are taught arrogance as a way to assert control of any situation, which makes sense if they are dealing with criminals, but not when dealing with a guy with a taillight out, or some weeds that sprang up after a rainstorm on their lawns, or whatnot. The police don't like it when people get uppity at, say, a sobriety checkpoint. But a sobriety checkpoint is a situation where a motorist is presumed guilty and has to prove his innocence to an armed and often surly person. Naturally people are going to be snotty; they are being treated like criminals just for being on the road. The cops are doing their jobs, but that is a job that they shouldn't be doing in the first place. I don't care what the courts have ruled on this; only a federal judge would find a sobriety checkpoint to not be a violation of the Fourth Amendment, and people know that.

So the intrusive nature of law in 21st. century America makes interaction with police much more common and the police still approach things as if they are going after Jesse James. Naturally this sort of power appeals to a certain type of bully, so there are some real jackasses in law enforcement. This makes interaction between the "civilians" and police disagreeable. That, too, is part of the problem; police ARE civilians, and they should stop thinking of themselves as paramilitary. Of course they have all the weaponry...

That said, society is also crumbling under the permissive culture created by liberals. God created Man to be self-governing, to obey His law first and foremost. Liberals believe freedom means not having to obey any moral laws, to surrender self-government. They see freedom as being able to do whatsoever you choose provided you stay withing a framework they create, and laws and social customs will keep you in the lines. This is different from the conservative view of order, where there are moral and ethical laws created by God and Man's duty is to follow those on his own. External law is intended to restrain those individuals who refuse to restrain themselves. In the conservative vision laws are to be few while to the liberal they are to be many. Liberals see people as part of a collective, and the will of the collective is asserted through force of law ie through the power of the sword held by the State. But of course the liberals also don't like to enforce laws strictly, especially with protected classes because this is then interfering with absolute freedom, the freedom to do as you please. So the liberal view holds a contradictory dichotomy. It promotes an endless expansion of the power of the State and at the same time weakens the power to restrain criminals and lunatics. It is a recipe for ultimate disaster.

And the police are caught in the middle of it. They have to enforce increasingly draconian laws and do so with increasingly weak proceedures. What does anyone expect will happen in such a circumstance? OF COURSE there are going to be occasional shootings.

The thugs are increasingly arrogant as well; they know they can get away with impugnity.

In the end it is the liberal worldview that killed this young man, as surely as it killed Mike Brown and thousands of other young black men who were raised in the liberal fashion.

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October 08, 2014

By the Company You Keep

Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba's photo.

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Russian/Ukrainian Crisis - a Worthy Summary

Timothy Birdnow

This from a good friend and contributor who asks to remain anonymous at this point:

A very good article today in Accuracy in Media that talks about the Russian/Ukrainian crisis as it relates to Russia’s new dangerous ideology that is surprisingly rooted in fascism thanks to a fanatic by the name of Alexander Dugin, who is essentially Russia’s propaganda minister these days. If you do not know who Dugin is, you need to. The article also discusses Putin’s religion. More than a few conservatives and evangelicals have fallen for Russia’s new found religion – including anti-homosexual activist Scott Lively, who claims he was involved in the drafting of Russia’s anti-homosexual law that was censured by the West. Yet the West barely criticizes Putin for anything else, which is one of the reasons Putin is now in Ukraine - http://www.aim.org/special-report/ukraines-bigger-threat-obama-or-putin/. Evangelicals have been specifically targeted by pro-Russian separatists.

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Climate change actually has little to do with energy choices

Paul Driessen

Tom Harris and Bob Carter have written a perceptive article challenging President Obama’s "naïve mantra” that climate change must dictate our energy choices. As they point out, climate or weather events are not noticeably different in frequency, duration or intensity from human experience over the past couple of centuries; expensive, unreliable wind and solar power kills two to four jobs for each heavily subsidized "renewable” energy job created; and land use, raw material and environmental impacts mean these "alternative” energy sources are hardly "Earth friendly.”

Obama misleads students about climate and energy

Climate change actually has little to do with energy choices

Bob Carter and Tom Harris

In his October 2 address on the economy at Northwestern University, President Barack Obama told students, "If we keep investing in clean energy technology, we won’t just put people to work assembling, raising and pounding into place the zero-carbon components of a clean energy age. We’ll reduce our carbon emissions and prevent the worst costs of climate change down the road.”

But what does climate change have to do with energy supply? Almost nothing.

Climate change issues involve environmental hazards, whereas energy policy is concerned with supplying affordable, reliable electricity to industries and families. So where is the relationship to climate?

Until the 1980s, there was none. That one is now perceived testifies to the effectiveness of relentless lobbying by environmentalists and commercial special interests towards the idea that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from hydrocarbon-based power-generation will cause dangerous global warming.

So far, that has not happened. It has now been 18 years with no measurable planetary warming.

However, this warming disaster idea has become so entrenched that even prime ministers and presidents now misuse "carbon” as shorthand for "carbon dioxide,” and often call this plant-fertilizing gas a pollutant. For example, during his 13-minute address at the UN’s Climate Summit 2014 in New York City September 23, Mr. Obama referenced "carbon pollution” seven times and "carbon emissions” five times. That’s almost one misnomer per minute.

In reality, CO2 is environmentally beneficial. It is the elixir of life for most of our planetary ecosystems. Without it, life as we know it would end. No evidence exists that the amount humans have added to the atmosphere is producing dangerous warming or, indeed, any climate or weather events noticeably different in frequency, duration or intensity from human experience over the past couple of centuries.

Many negative consequences flow from wrongly connecting energy and global warming issues. Foremost among them has been a lemming-like rush by governments to generously subsidize what are otherwise uneconomic sources of energy, solar and wind power in particular.

The International Renewable Energy Agency reports that worldwide investment in renewables (not counting large hydropower) amounted to an incredible $214 billion in 2013 alone! IRENA insists that these expenditures need to more than double by 2030, to achieve the impossible goal of restricting average global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

However, results to date show that those investments have brought few benefits, and much harm. European studies have found that expensive, unreliable wind and solar power kills two to four jobs for each "renewable” energy job this heavily subsidized industry creates.

Mr. Obama paints alternative energy sources as environmentally virtuous, because they supposedly reduce CO2 emissions and provide renewable and clean sources of power. This too is highly misleading.

Wind and solar energy are certainly renewable – when the wind blows and the sun shines. But there is no power otherwise, so it’s tough luck if that’s when a hospital needs electricity for emergency surgery. Such intermittency also makes these sources entirely unsuitable as major contributors to national energy grids, to power factories, schools, businesses and families. The use of wind and solar power also increases the cost of electricity dramatically.

Moreover, these sources are assuredly not renewable when you consider the enormous amounts of land, mining, energy and raw materials required to build the wind and solar facilities, the extremely long transmission lines required to carry their electricity to urban centers, and the backup fossil-fuel generators needed the 80-90% of the time the renewable sources aren’t working.

Alternative energy sources are also far less environment-friendly than the President would have us believe. Wind turbines kill millions of birds and bats every year, and some rare species will undoubtedly be vulnerable to extinction if wind power continues to expand near important wildlife habitats. Massive solar installations have a disastrous effect on desert ecosystems and incinerate important bird species.

And yet the wind and solar generators are typically exempt from environmental laws that are used to block many other activities.

These problems are becoming apparent even to the European Union, once the world’s green energy leader. EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger recently said European energy policies must change, from being climate driven to being driven by the needs of industry, and job preservation. He could have included families, because millions of European households can no longer afford to heat their homes properly, due to soaring energy prices.

All nations need to return to the historic separation that previously existed between energy policy and climate policy. They must analyze and plan for both, in accord with their own distinct requirements and resources, and based on defensible environmental, technological, and economic analyses.

This means abandoning Mr. Obama’s naïve mantra that our energy choices affect global climate.


Dr. Bob Carter is former professor and head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University in Australia. Tom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition.

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Dangers of Ebola

Timothy Birdnow

I posted my Hot Zone America at Tea Party Nation and received a dismissive comment from a member regarding the contagious nature of Ebola. He argued:

"Ebola has an R0 (R naught) of 2. It's less contagious than AIDS, mumps, or measles. The virus requires direct contact with bodily fluids to infect. The people who should be scared are the medical personnel providing treatment. If they slip in their protection and containment procedures, they are at risk of contracting the disease. Read the scientific literature on the subject instead of hyperventilating on the basis of ill-informed speculative statements by non-scientific commentators."

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Interesting; Ebola is a level 4 biohazard, and it is recommended that anyone in contact with it wear a posive pressure biohazard suit and go through extensive decontamination proceedures. It shares a cell with Smallpox, Lassa, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, , and a number of other absolutely lethal illnesses, and the assumption is that they are transmitted through the air. The same is not true of HIV which is afforded a paltry level 2 hazard status (alongside Chlamydia and hepatitis).

Here was my reply to Robert Woodman:

"Sadly Mr. Woodsman, the co-discoverer of Ebola does not share your rosy assessment of the situation. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/ebola-zaire-peter-piot...

Ebola is not easy to catch largely because it is so deadly; people die before they can infect too many people. It is also not considered airborn but there is evidence it can transmit through the air - something the news media does not care to report. http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/08/airborne_transmission_of_ebo...

See also http://healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/pigs-monkeys-ebola-g...

Ebola mutates, and the great fear is Ebola will mutate into something that can be transmitted like a cold virus. If you want to trust the government in this regard feel free - just stay away from me.

This virus is mutating I might add. http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/08/28/343734184/ebola-is...

This is not scare-mongering nor is it imprudent to be concerned."


"Also Mr. Woodman (sorry for misspelling your name in the earlier comment), this is worth considering:

September 11, 2014

Arizona State University

"Transmission rates for each single case of Ebola consistently showed at least one new case of the disease being transmitted. Country-specific analysis of transmission rates in Liberia and Sierra Leone showed on average between one and two new cases for every existing case, research has shown."

See also https://asunews.asu.edu/20140911-ebola-transmission-rate-research

Or perhaps this:


"Ebola is a highly lethal virus, which has caused at least 14 confirmed outbreaks in Africa between 1976 and 2006. Using data from two epidemics [in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 1995 and in Uganda in 2000], we built a mathematical model for the spread of Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemics taking into account transmission in different epidemiological settings. We estimated the basic reproduction number (R0) to be 2·7 (95% CI 1·9–2·8) for the 1995 epidemic in DRC, and 2·7 (95% CI 2·5–4·1) for the 2000 epidemic in Uganda..."

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Yes, it is a low r naught rate, but what does that matter? Ebola Zaire - the strain at the heart of the West Africa outbreak - has a ninety percent mortality rate. Now, that rate may be less in places with better medical care, but it is still a situation where a one-to-one infection rate is staggeringly high because of the mortality rate. And that is assuming we actually know enough to speak with any real degree of confidence.

Dr. Brian C. Joondeph, writing in American Thinker makes a strong case for our ignorance:

"Yet CDC Director Tom Frieden, another expert, believes that "

he Ebola virus becoming airborne is possible but unlikely.” Well, that’s comforting: two experts can’t agree on something profoundly consequential. Once upon a time, a President Obama was also unlikely, but here we are. And as for the so-called experts, much of what they originally said about the transmission of HIV/AIDS turned out to be false.

Climatologists, experts in climate, should also know what they speak of regarding climate change. Yet they were wrong; "
op climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong.” What if the virologists are also wrong?

Just as there are inconvenient truths within the science of climate change, the recent case of a nurse in Spain contracting Ebola raises more questions than answers. She entered the room of the infected patient only twice; "oth times, the nurse wore personal protective equipment.” But her protective gear did not include "autonomous breathing,” meaning that she might have inhaled Ebola. Not conclusive, but it certainly raises the inconvenient possibility that Ebola in this case was airborne."

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That possibility has always been present. When an outbreak of Ebola occured among lab monkeys in a facility in Reston Virginia the disease burned through the entire facility, going from room to room methodically. The monkeys had not direct contact with one another and yet the disease advanced anyway. It had to be airborn.

Fortunately for America, the Reston incident was quickly and effectively dealt with by the U.S. Army. Oh, and the strain of Ebola - which had tested positive for the Zaire variant, the most deadly - turned out to be a mutant. Ebola Reston appears to be benign in human beings (a couple of workers at the facility came down with flu-like symptoms but never developed hemmorhagic fever.) We dodged a bullet.

But this is a mutating disease, one that is now free from its deep jungle cradle and moving about the outside world. It is doubtlessly finding new hosts to inhabit, and learning new tricks.

Much is made about Ebola not having broken out into the general public before now. Well, the people of the Congo basin lived in a largely isolated fashion, and the disease was doubtlessly present in the past, but had no way to travel. The building of a highway through the Congo region, along with expanding industry in the forest, brought Man and virus into contact, and now it is spreading.

I remember the genesis of AIDS. I was sitting in a doctor's office and reading one of his medical journals, killing time until my appointment. There was a brief article written by an MD, asking for help with an unusual syndrome he had encountered. He had six homosexual men suffering from the same bizarre malady. Six. There are currently 1.1 million AIDS sufferers in the United States as of this year. Granted, the disease was around before it was formally recognized, but the point is, if Ebola is as infectious as HIV, what does that mean? That's almost a million dead people if we assume the top mortality rate.


The AIDS epidemic was grossly mismanaged due to political correctness. The standard approach - quarantine and track down the chain of contagion - was eschewed because it was considered somehow discriminatory towards homosexuals. Yet they demanded ever-greater research funding, and groups like ACTUP used to disrupt events and raise hell. Ronald Reagan was often maligned for not doing enough, even though his Administration was spending more on AIDS research than on many deadly diseases. See, the gay community didn't want to change their behavior...

At any rate, AIDS grew because we were unwilling to restrict it, and we seem unwilling to restrict Ebola.

History is replete with diseases seemingly coming out of nowhere and becoming major scourges. Syphillis is a prime example; likely a New World agent that mutated after being contracted by European explorers. Bubonic Plague is another such example. These were illnesses that had been around, but some random mutation coupled with a powerful new vector (way of moving around) led to terrible consequences. To dismiss Ebola as not a cause for concern is, in my humble opinion, ludicrous.

It does not mean we should worry ourselves sick; I wasn't the slightest bit worried about the H1N1, which the government told us could become a horrible pandemic. I usually take my cue from what our government is doing, and what it wants. This Ebola thing has public health officials speaking in tongues - forked tongues. That to me suggests they know more than they are telling us.

And the people running our country are true radicals. They would like America to suffer as a Third World country suffers. I do not trust them.

And neither should you.

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