Monday, January 19, 2015

Marine Le Pen, in the New York Times

Pigs Soar: The New York Times published an opinion piece by Marine Le Pen.

I continue to be baffled by the use of the term Right Wing, both here and in Europe. It is applied to Nazis, who were socialists, and to Libertarians, who are Classical Liberals. A term which includes both genocidal proponents of big government and proponents of small government which protects people's rights hardly seems like a useful term, except as one of abuse for "people with whom I disagree".

Any thoughts on that?

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Your data is our data, your equipment is our equipment."

This really isn't news, but it is something to pay attention to:
According to top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seen exclusively by SPIEGEL, they are planning for wars of the future in which the Internet will play a critical role, with the aim of being able to use the net to paralyze computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money.
No water means cities of all sizes die within a couple weeks. Less, in many cases, maybe a lot less.

One must admire the Remote Operations Center's motto, though: "Your data is our data, your equipment is our equipment."

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jimmy Carter On The Charlie Hebdo Slaughter

Mr. Carter was on Jon Stewart's comedy show:
...former President Jimmy Carter asserted that the recent violence in France could be attributed to the failure to reach a solution to the Palestinian problem and the terror attacks are a reflection of and a reaction to how Arabs are treated in Israel. He also blamed unemployment in Islamic countries....

His formula, he said, is for Israel to give up the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem and for the Palestinians to promise Israel security.t (sic) should be noted that the terrorists who perpetrated both of the attacks had absolutely no connection with Palestinian organizations, nor did they express any outrage towards Israel.

In light of Mr. Carter’s comments, it might also be noteworthy that he turned ninety-years old last October.
Of course, Jimmy Carter also has said Hamas should be recognized as 'legitimate': :
Former president and international peace activist Jimmy Carter is urging the U.S. government to recognize Hamas as a “legitimate political actor”
Just why is such a position an obscenity? Why does his position put Jimmy Carter squarely on the side of anti-Jewish genocide? Because the genocide of the Jews is exactly the stated purpose for the existence of Hamas.

Think I'm a nut case? Of course you do. How could Hamas be in favor, much less dedicated to, genocide? How could Jimmy Carter call them 'legitimate'?

Read the Hamas Covenant, available at the web site of the Yale University Law School Library, and then tell me I'm a nut. Until you have read Hamas' founding document, which is still in effect, you might think they are legitimate.

And that is exactly what genocidal anti-Semites want you to think.

Hi, Jimmy.

PS: My comments on excerpts from the Hamas Covenant are here.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sabrage

I have just come across this transformationally important video, incredibly useful for anyone in a WROL grid down survival situation. Topic: How to open your bottle of Champagne using only your saber.

I can hardly wait to try it with my KaBar Cutlass Machete.


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Friday, January 09, 2015

Pink & Blue: Must Be A Baby Galaxy

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Young Hot Stars Are Not All In Hollywood

These are pretty hot.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

There Is Hope For America Yet Department



I suspect flour would work as well. Powdered aluminum? Might work too well.

And then there is shooting fish in a barrel:

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Obama and the Constitution

William A. Jacobson, clinical professor at Cornell Law School:
Obama announced executive action to extend legalization for up to 5 million more immigrants, focusing on those who were in the country illegally but whose children were U.S. citizens by virtue of their birth here. Nearly two dozen times in the past Obama had stated publicly that he could not constitutionally undertake such actions, but he did it anyway.

This immigration end-run creates a class of people who effectively are exempt from the immigration laws, without Congress ever having recognized such an exemption. It is not prosecutorial discretion but a usurpation of legislative power.
Obama's attitude seems to be "I don't need no steenkin' Constitution."
There also have been dozens of unilateral actions as to Obamacare legislative requirements, including individual and employer mandate delays, and waivers of certain fees for unions. Of particular note, the IRS passed rules allowing purchasers on the federal exchanges to obtain subsidies the legislation reserves for state exchanges.
The Constitution is soooo 18th century.
As to the environment, EPA regulatory authority has been used expansively to scale-back the coal industry and shutter coal burning power plants. Those regulations have cost Democrats politically in states like West Virginia and Kentucky, but the damage to the coal industry may be irreversible.
Well, now, that was the point, wasn't it? Obama is willing to spend political capital in order to fundamentally transform America, and he is succeeding.

What ought to scare his supporters: Once he has continued the trend to a government of men instead of laws, the Other Side can and probably will do the same thing, in ways which may be far more egregious, and far from benign to Democrats. Execute American citizens overseas? Why not here as well? Use the IRS to harass Tea Partiers? Why not ramp that up and go for wholesale prosecutions of Democratic politicians? Cyber-spying on opponents? Well, that can be used for all sorts of things.

Anyone who thinks that the Republicans will never again control all three branches of government, and that they will feel restrained by the Constitution in ways the Democrats clearly do not, is naive. Those who demand to rule by decree shall eventually find out what it is like to be ruled by decree. When the Democrats hold, as they have with great success for decades, that the 2nd Amendment's "shall not be infringed" clearly means "of course we can make it a felony", imagine what government could do by applying that attitude toward the 1st Amendment and all of the others as well.

As the saying goes, "Payback is a bitch", and the Democrats are begging with all their hearts, and minds, and souls for payback. The whole country will be the worse for it.

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