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Published as “Syrian Jihadis ‘Take Aim’ at Christian Toddler” in FrontPage Magazine
April 22, 2014 by Raymond Ibrahim
When it comes to Muslim persecution of Christians, increasingly the past is a blueprint to the present.
According to Sham Times and other Arabic websites, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him.
The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is “Our youngest hostage from among the hostile sects of Kessab.”
(“I ask you: Which side are you on? … Which side do you support?”)
Kessab is a predominantly Christian Armenian village in Syria near the Turkish border. Earlier it was invaded by jihadis, who terrorized, pillaged churches, and prompted some 2000 residents to flee. Initial reports had stated that about a dozen families remained as hostages.
Since the picture appeared on Arabic social media, many have expressed shock and outrage, condemning the Syrian “rebels,” while others cast doubt on the authenticity of the picture.
Of course, those wondering what the jihadis have to gain from taking such a picture and making it public would do well to remember that these are the same “rebels” who decapitate people and wave their severed and bloodied heads in front of cameras while smiling; these are the same “freedom fighters” who literally eat their victims on camera.
Surely “teasing” an infidel toddler – a subhuman – with their rifles and sharing it with their sadistic comrades via the Internet for a “laugh” should not be too surprising?
Nor is such behavior unprecedented. All one need do is consider the following excerpt based on real events from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic work, The Brothers Karamazov, to appreciate how the present mirrors the past:
These Turks took a pleasure in torturing children, too; cutting the unborn child from the mother’s womb, and tossing babies up in the air and catching them on the points of their bayonets before their mothers’ eyes. Doing it before the mothers’ eyes was what gave zest to the amusement.
Here is another scene that I thought very interesting. Imagine a trembling mother with her baby in her arms, a circle of invading Turks around her. They’ve planned a diversion: they pet the baby, laugh to make it laugh. They succeed, the baby laughs. At that moment a Turk points a pistol four inches from the baby’s face. The baby laughs with glee, holds out its little hands to the pistol, and he pulls the trigger in the baby’s face and blows out its brains. Artistic, wasn’t it?
By the way, Turks are particularly fond of sweet things, they say.
What you saw in Bunkerville, Nevada, that was not really even the beginning!
We know he’s operating lawlessly, circumventing Congress, but he’s also circumventing existing laws!
One way of looking at what it was, is President Obama is making an “end run” around the Posse Comitatus Act passed in June of 1878, 135 years ago!
Why do I say that? Because he’s newly arming 40 new Federal Agencies – just one of them was the BLM thugs you saw at work, training their sniper weapons on unarmed citizens, provoking wherever he can, with ‘tazing’ (stun guns), shutting down Free Speech and threatening with attack dogs … provoking those who believe in FREEDOM – doing to others what was done to blacks in the South, during the integration battles!
Is this man totally Psycho? Vengeful?
He’s also operating “lawlessly” in other areas – he is pardoning thousands (or tens or hundreds of thousands?) of convicted criminals – drug users!
“Oh, you may say – that’s NOT lawless! He has the power to PARDON.” You’d be correct, … in a way, but he does not have the right to pardon entire classes of convicted criminals! That’s circumventing the law!
This is what revolutionaries do! They turn criminals lose on society, with the intent of breaking society down!!!
These criminals being released, are rarely caught breaking the law on just one charge.
Almost always, they’ve pled guilty to the drug charge in a deal to get other charges dropped. Their being in jail is why crime is down. These people are habitual criminals; they’ve made really bad decisions . . . decisions which severely impact you and me!
Just watch! This will again stress law enforcement and it will do the same to the court systems!
Our cops “first responders” will be pressured; our cops who put their lives on the line, will be discouraged … these same criminals they worked so hard to put away ……. Obama and the Atty. General who is already held in contempt, Holder, are thumbing their noses at our law enforcement! And … at all of us!
He’s also, … not deporting illegal alien criminals! This at the same time he and a democrat-controlled Senate leave our borders open – a WIDE OPEN DOOR – - AN INVITATION TO TERRORISTS!
He is NOT faithfully performing his duties to protect and defend, and uphold the law and our Constitution!
This, at the same time America’s military power is being reduced to pre-World War II levels.
This, at the same time Russia is rising and provoking. Remember his comment to Putin – the one we weren’t supposed to hear — that he’d have more leeway after the election??
And Obama is cutting / denying support to military personnel coming home super stressed, after being “hamstrung” fighting an enemy and friendlies … with illogical rules and regulations! This after also purging our military of great leaders …
And why were State dept. and CIA personnel arming enemies in Benghazi? What type of weapons were being “transferred”?
And he’s hired more IRS agents, … don’t dismiss who he was targeting … at first conservatives, but later, YOU TOO!
There are more end runs going on . . . other provocations . . .
More on those, later.
“What I hear most often, (as a complaint) is: “Take that sign down; that’s offensive!”, or “There are children around here; take that sign down!” More often, I get the one-finger salute … mostly from young people, but they’re not always young …
That’s understandable. It’s a horrible photo for people to have to look at!
More often though, I get a positive response — “Thank you for being here.”
When people are angry, or threaten me, I understand why … I’ve sincerely questioned whether children should have to look at such a thing. Obviously, I feel it’s better to cause children to ask their mommies and daddies what that picture is about … why that baby is hurt . . .
Hopefully, it puts the parents on the spot. They’d rather look the other way and let it continue rather than try to stop it! It’s going on, just around the corner, down the street, in the village a few miles away . . . . and to do nothing condones it.
I’ve not been assaulted as yet … not really. But it’s there, hovering in some person’s psyche. So far I’ve only had people knock the sign from my hands and throw it into the street, or (intentionally/accidentally) bump into me – young women and young men.
I stand on the streets of the Seattle Metro area – so far, in White Center, in front of PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S office (the nation’s largest abortion seller), and over near the UW Medical Center, where they do abortions (they advertise on the net, that they do them).
How can you not be offended?
It’s code … so they can speak around you … You knew that, right?
They’re NOT talking of HITLER’s Birthday. This year, though Easter occurs on April 20th, they’re not talking of Easter, either.
It’s indicative your children are headed down a very dangerous path and an intervention is in order!
They’re talking of getting somewhere away from you, … so they can get loaded! But 4-20 pm occurs every day, and it becomes a ritual . . . Today is just when they all purpose to gather together and “smoke out!”
Yes; I use that term (ritual) intentionally, for it is leading to a dark-side religion!
These young people are not just “finding their way.” It’s (smoking pot) the first real stage of rebellion, drugs and witchcraft! (Look up the root words in Hebrew and Greek.)
It’s a slip into darkness.
I suspect we’ll get more traumatic news from Colorado re: tomorrow . . . .
Of course your children wouldn’t chose to walk away from everyone they love and hold dear . . . not if they could really see what is happening, . . . but they’ re blinded to it. Pot does that to users. In time, you won’t know your sons and daughters!
Trust me; no good thing comes from this! As a former user for 11 years . . . I know of what I speak!
Now that the age of information is available to the growers and providers and they’ve been able to increase the THC content exponentially, your children are in mortal danger. Check their rooms. Don’t overlook anything, especially if there are younger siblings!
A couple years ago, one of my close friend’s sons, went for a ride up the McKenzie River highway and inattentively drifted across the line. He killed the parents of 10 children. He and his friend survived. His father, being a powerful businessman, and being able to hire a great law firm, got Todd (not his name) off with a sentence of PROBATION — even though it was vehicular manslaughter.
He carries the guilt, but I can’t say if he still uses. I chastise myself for not warning his parents … They knew my advocacy against using, and yet I said nothing …
Their voices cry out from the grave: “who will speak for me?”
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods. They’re only a few of the millions!
Are there no honorable whistleblowers like John Dean? Is it that not one righteous man can be found? Snowden hides out, a wanted man in a Godless land . . .
In a “supposed” quest for truth, elected officials lie and hide the truth. As they party on our tax money and mouth phrases like “what difference does it make now”?
Other members of congress feign seeking truth, subpoena information, but do not enforce it.
Every type sin not only proliferates and thrives here, as annually, millions of pre-born innocents have their heads crushed, appendages torn off, and drown in a burning saline solution as they’re allowing God to be removed from all of America, allowing a violent false religion to replace truth, everyone follows along and no one rises in protest?
Generations which followed those who came here seeking the freedom to worship God, now apathetically watch that freedom slip away; they too have become corrupted. As long as they have their Gladiators to entertain and distract . . .
Certainly, as the oft repeated saying goes, if D.C. is not judged soon, God will owe Sodom & Gomorrah an apology! Wouldn’t Passover and Easter be an appropriate time . . .
Conservatives and tea party members, it seems have not been able to get this point across — they will.
They call “FOUL”, but the mainstream media is actually complicit and hiding the truth. All the while, the public has been learning the hard way; it’s about to get a lot harder the way prices are increasing! Government tells us there’s no inflation; we know better – they’re manipulating the figures by including only items in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) which are not going up astronomically.
Rounded off roughly, for every 8 working, 14 are being supported by tax money taken from those 8. Corporations, taxed higher here, are moving abroad and taking the jobs to a less expensive labor market.
It’s more disconcerting than just all that — when the public reacts, and the riots come, the government has in place laws which can quell any civil disturbance – Sections 1021 & 1022 of the NDAA.
There’s also the laws making it an offence to get in your elected official’s face …or even too close!
Below, is from The Wall Street Journal; it’s a quick easy read.
“Regulator Without Peer
By at least one measure, Obama surpasses all of his predecessors.
April 16, 2014 7:16 p.m. ET
Anyone wondering why the U.S. economy can’t seem to grow at its usual pace should examine one product category where production is booming: federal regulation.
Washington set a new record in 2013 by issuing final rules consuming 26,417 pages in the Federal Register. While plenty of government employees deserve credit for this milestone, leadership matters. And by this measure President Obama has never been surpassed in the Oval Office.
The latest rule-making tally comes from the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Wayne Crews, who on April 29 will publish his annual review of federal regulation in “Ten Thousand Commandments.” This is important work because politicians and the media treat regulation as a largely cost-free public good. Mr. Crews knows better.
Congress may be mired in gridlock, but the federal bureaucracy is busier than ever. In 2013 the Federal Register contained 3,659 “final” rules, which means they now must be obeyed, and 2,594 proposed rules on their way to becoming orders from political headquarters.
The Federal Register finished 2013 at 79,311 pages, the fourth highest total in history. That didn’t match President Obama’s 2010 all-time record of 81,405 pages. But Mr. Obama can console himself by noting that of the five highest Federal Register page counts, four have occurred on his watch. The other was 79,435 pages under President George W. Bush in 2008.
And the feds aren’t letting up. Mr. Crews reports that there are another 3,305 regulations moving through the pipeline on their way to being imposed. One hundred and ninety-one of those are “economically significant” rules, which are defined as having costs of at least $100 million a year. Keep in mind that the feds routinely low-ball their cost estimates so the public will continue to think regulation is free.
Drawing largely on government statistics, Mr. Crews estimates that the overall cost of regulatory compliance and its economic impact is about $1.9 trillion annually. This means that the burden of complying with federal rules costs roughly the annual GDP of Australia, Canada or Italy.
This regulatory tax makes U.S. businesses less competitive, but it also burdens every American because it is embedded in the prices of all goods and services. Mr. Crews estimates that “U.S. households ‘pay’ $14,974 annually in regulatory hidden tax,” or 23% of the average income of $65,596.
All of this is the fruit of ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, and the manifold other expansions of government that have marked the Obama years. By far their greatest and most tragic cost has been slower economic growth, which has meant fewer jobs, lower incomes and diminished economic possibilities for tens of millions of Americans.”
For months, I’ve been asking myself if the American public will understand (before it’s too late) that the TRAITORS have won … if there’s anything they can do, … if there’s anything they will do … Or whether all those who went before us totally died in vain.
I despise that I am of the generation that let our freedom slip away!
It seems more than apparent that short of a violent revolution, the good people of America, have lost!
It’s the GREEDY, SLIMY AUTHORITARIAN, TYRANNICAL HARRY REIDS, NANCY PELOSI’S, AND BARACK OBAMA’S WHO … were willing to do the unthinkable that have ended the most giving nation on earth.
I BLOG TODAY OUT OF DISPAIR FOR OUR LOSS!
I report the following (what finally makes sense) posted on America’s Watchtower:
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Was Lois Lerner conspiring with the Department of Justice to prosecute conservative groups?
April 16, 2014
Was Lois Lerner actually conspiring with Eric Holder to prosecute conservative groups? That is what is being suggested in this article now that new emails have surfaced which show that Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Injustice.
According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for “lying” about political activity.
“I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who “lied” on their 1024s –saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs. I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS,” Lerner wrote in a May 8, 2013 email to former Nikole C. Flax, who was former-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller’s chief of staff.
Let me say here, let me be perfectly clear, (to quote Barack Obama on a number of occasions) that if any of these groups did in fact lie on their applications they should be prosecuted, however these emails are dated just a few days before Lois Lerner admitted, and apologized for, inappropriately targeting conservative groups. Is it at all possible that this admittedly inappropriate targeting also included attempted inappropriate prosecution?
After all Lois Lerner did plead the fifth, and also admitted in an email that she could not think of one instance where a single liberal group was under this kind of a microscope:
Further according to Judicial Watch, “In an email to an aide responding to a request for information from a Washington Post reporter, Lerner admits that she “can’t confirm that there was anyone on the other side of the political spectrum” who had been targeted by the IRS. She then adds that “The one with the names used were only know [sic] because they have been very loud in the press.”
And then there is the news that Elijah Cummings may have colluded with the IRS in the targeting scandal, oh what a tangled web we weave…..
It is becoming more and more clear to me why Lois Learner had to plead the fifth, and it is becoming more and more clear to me why the Tea Party Patriots had to file a lawsuit against the IRS to sue for the documents the IRS had been stonewalling despite a FOIA request.
So much for the most open, honest, and transparent administration in history…..
Every time he goes “off script”, he is disgustingly embarrassing! The man is more than an idiot! I can’t quote it, but he said something like … ‘When I hear you speak, it was worth it; it’s so inspiring!”
“It was worth it?”
He was talking to the survivors of the BOSTON BOMBING!
Would he tell the parents of the little boy that died … or someone who went through the pain of losing a leg, or a loved one.
It’s time to tell JOE, to Shut the hell up! Turn him out to pasture … now that, … would be worth something! Democrats sure can be proud of their spokesmen – liars or not – they’re obscenely maddening! Lack of couth … what the hell is “couth”? He’s sincerely offensive!
Thanks Democrats … for letting us see who you really are … thoughtless jerks!
People need to understand that this is not an issue limited to a corner of Nevada. Federal government intrusion and in particular in the west by the BLM and Forest Service is very extensive and is centered around one primary goal – the removal of the public from as much of the land as possible.
The philosophical roots are that people belong in cities; there, they can be controlled better. “Stack & Pack” is our side’s definition.
Their side uses the phrase “Sustainable Development” — making dumping down, control, and tyranny sound almost justifiable! Overall, it’s returning the Earth’s population to SURFDOM,. . . the squelching of freedom, once again. GOOGLE the term.
America – where the-shot-heard-round-the-world was first fired . . . we must be brought down first . . . and it’s being done from within!
- Sheriff Tony De Meo of Nye, County Nevada can tell of his having to threaten and remove BLM officers in his county that were stealing cattle from a rancher in order to cancel his water rights.
- Sheriff Gil Gilbertson of Josephine County, Oregon can attest to where he has had to intervene in order to stop the BLM from taking miner’s property and equipment without legal authority to do so.
- Sheriff Glen Palmer of Grant County, Oregon has had to take on the U.S. Forest Service and stop their illegal road closures and harassment of the public, sometimes at the end of a shotgun where the captain of the USFS admitted to Sheriff Palmer that he knew that 95% of the road closures they were conducting were illegal.
- Sheriff John Lopey of Siskiyou County, California has had similar issues with the BLM and other government agencies and in each case, it comes back to removing the public from the land, much of it lawfully owned by the people that they are trying to remove.
- In some cases it appears that it is for nefarious financial reasons such as Harry Reid appears to be involved in with the Chinese who want the Bundy land and in others it is simply part of the U.N. Agenda 21 to remove people from the land that people are finally discovering really is not internet lore, but factual.
There are many documented cases also in Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Washington.
There is a reason there’s a growing number of Constitutional Sheriffs who are taking a stand against illegal activities by agencies and officers of the federal government.
Standard method of operation for these agencies is to use bullying tactics and they’ve just been exposed in the bright lights of the national media. Cockroachingly, they headed for their comfort zone -
Below, was Posted by Faye Higbee / April 10, 2014 – - – Evidently, not all the media is of the “leftist 1-world-mindset!
The Red River is the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma…or is it?
Byers, Texas along the Red River — The BLM stole 140 acres of the Tommy Henderson ranch thirty years ago. They took his land and paid him absolutely nothing. He sued and lost. Now the BLM is using that court case as precedent to do it again. The problem is, the land they want to seize is property that ranchers have a deed for and have paid taxes on for over a hundred years.
The BLM claims that about 90,000 acres (116 miles along the Red River) have never belonged to Texas in the first place. They will seize the land and it will seriously change the boundaries between the two states.
Avulsion verses Accretion
Since 1803 when the Louisiana Purchase was completed, there has been a controversy over the boundary between Oklahoma and Texas. The boundary is supposed to be the vegetation line on the south side of the Red River. But the River has moved over time. The problem is the definition of that boundary line- Oklahoma and Texas each use different semantics to define it. And the BLM is finding ways to use the disputed words to give them the ability to seize the land.
According to the BLM, the Red River is always Accretion (gradual accumulation of sediment) to the south, and always Avulsion (rapid formation of a new river channel) to the north. So according to the BLM, the boundary only moves one direction, never in the direction that favors the ranchers.
They are looking to re-draw the entire portion of the Red River boundary. That includes 90,000 acres of land along a 116 mile stretch of the river.
“BLM officials believe they have a responsibility to manage land they believe is federal which includes an estimated 90,000 acres along 116 miles of the Red River. If land is found to be public, BLM officials say they have three options: leave the land open, closed, or open with limitations.” January 2014
Public input ignored?
Land that has been in the families of ranchers is to be seized as “public lands” that would be subject to fees or blocked off entirely from rancher’s use.
Or in some cases, moving the boundary line over to Oklahoma, where Texas ranchers can lose their rights to the lands that they have owned for more than a century.
The BLM had open meetings back in January to “take input” from the public …but they are moving forward with their plan to seize the land anyway. There was likely never any intention of actually listening to the rancher’s stand.
The taking of property from land owners, the stealing of cattle, all of these things are apparently the modus operandi of the Bureau of Land Management. There are no tortoises involved in this incident, just land-grabbing feds who are intent to take away the property of ranchers that have owned it for hundreds of years. Will it come to armed confrontation as is occurring in Nevada?
We don’t know.
Open grazing of cattle has always been a common law right in America.
Clive Bundy is not the first — he won’t be the last. It is time for the American people to rise up against the theft of private lands and property, by a corrupt government - totally out of control.
In Texas, Ranchers have contacted Texas Representative Mac Thornberry for assistance.
Patriots are monitoring this situation as it progresses. You want to know who loves freedom the most? Cowboys are right up there at the top – and they’ve seen it all coming to a head. They’re aware of the 1-Worlders, their use of power . . . FREEDOM’S JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE . . .
You want to know what group knows the most of what is currently going on anywhere, all across America? Funny; many call this group — AMERICA’S TRUCKERS — “the last of the cowboys“ — they’re not, of course!
UPDATE: See today’s update:
April 19, 2014 – A Former Leftist Radical’s View:
I come at this from a different perspective; as a radical leftist I marched on the Pentagon during the Viet Nam war. There, along with others, I encountered what were identified as U.S. Marshalls; I don’t know if that was totally correct – but they were allowed with the troops … I thought to arrest us. I was wrong; like the Para-military group of BLM at the Cliven Bundy Ranch they were there to provoke a response and (once the media was gone) ‘take it out on the protestors’.
I sincerely thought that I was non-violent.
Late into the night, I’d climbed up onto the Mall of the Pentagon. We’d been pushed into a small group, but people were still allowed to come or leave, up and down a rope. Thinking I was ready, I sat down with the other protestors.
“Thought” was the operative word. I watched as these “U.S. Marshalls” tapped an M.P. on the shoulder with their baton … he’d go to a “Parade Rest” position and the Marshalls reached through and grabbed a young girl by the hair and pulled her through their line and beat her … They beat the flesh off her face – her face instead, was a mass of hanging flesh, blood and bone!
The radicals held me down; they told me I wasn’t ready. They forced me to leave that night, but my contempt and trust died there that night … on the Pentagon mall.
I know the kind of men who hold power in D.C. I know the kind of violence they’re capable of and though I’ve worked through my country’s short-comings and failures, I’ve become a conservative. That said, never think I don’t want change – I just know what kind of change I don’t want!
Harry Reid and his vigilante group of BLM THUGS are not the change I want!
Will Bundy’s ranch become a Boston Harbor? Will our D.C. representatives garner their balls and force disclosure of the facts of the IRS, Benghazi, spying, etc., so we can rid ourselves of these slime-balls?
Or, … is America just a fond memory?
As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it’s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre.
It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so quickly, given all they had indicated they were willing to do to resolve the matter to their satisfaction. They had set up a perimeter around the Bundy’s family land, ranch, and home. They had brought in extra artillery, dogs, and snipers. They were beginning the process of stealing more than 300 head of cattle that did not belong to them.
They did so–or so we were told–for the reason of protecting the desert tortoise. But then it was revealed that the Bureau of Land Management had shot far more desert tortoises than the Bundy cattle had even possibly destroyed. We were told they did it because the Bundys had broken federal laws by not paying what amounted to retroactive grazing fees to the federal government. But the Governor of the state of Nevada told us that Bundy had paid every ounce of state tax, met the state requirements, and their family had been improving the property more than 100 years previous.
Finally we were allowed to know the connection between a communist Chinese wind/solar power plant and its connection to that senator named Harry Reid. Evidently a plan had been hatched to use the Bundy property for a solar farm and instead of paying the Bundys, someone, somewhere in the administration believed it was easier to just take what they wanted.
That approach is at least consistent with the readily documented abuse of eminent domain where the government for any number of reasons–few of them valid–have taken to taking what doesn’t belong to them. Americans then watch as it gets handed over to some multi-national corporation for the “cause” of the “greater good.”
There were a few specific reasons why the feds chickened out in the Nevada desert though.
1. Technology – As the Bundy family members were abused, cameras captured it. Not television network cameras, but dozens of cell phone video devices that gave witness to a Bundy aunt being shoved to the ground, and a Bundy son being tazed. All of this while threatening protestors with dogs, brandished weapons and vehicles was captured, uploaded and made viral to the watching world.
2. States’ Rights – As the drama unfolded it became clear that the Governor of Nevada, and the Sheriff of Clark County knew that Cliven Bundy’s family had not only not broken any state law regarding the land, but that they had gone to the enth degree to insure compliance with Nevada laws on the property. The Governor and the Sheriff, to their credit, did not favor the feds as a more powerful party in the conflict. Though there must have been pressure from Senator Reid’s office, the administration via the Bureau of Land Management, and local officials who were bought and sold like the Clark County Commissioner who told those coming to support the Bundys to have “funeral plans in place.”
3. Grassroots Response – As other incidents have transpired in the past, the amount of time it took honest information to reach the grassroots and thus the response to the action came to slow. In the massacre in Waco, most of the nation had been sold a single narrative from the limited media outlets covering the events. Similarly the events surrounding the abduction of Elian Gonzales from his family in Florida and deportation to Cuba took place in such a response vacuum that by the time Americans knew the real story, the damage was done. With the Bundy ranch, internet outlets by the dozen had competing information with the limited “official news” being released by the networks, and in most cases the alternative sources had it correct and usually a full day or so ahead of the news cycle. By the time afternoon drive hit, when the network news rooms in New York were preparing their first stories, talk radio audiences had already been dialing their elected officials in Washington demanding action.
The majority of Americans saw through the efforts to spin the story in Nevada. Couple that with the leadership failures that the American people view the administration responsible for, from Benghazi to the Affordable Care Act, all it took was the unedited video of federal agents tazing Bundy’s son, followed by his pulling the wires from his chest and continuing to stand his ground for there to be comparisons made to the American revolution.
It’s also important to note that merely pulling back from the Bundy property hasn’t settled the matter for the American people either.
The feds have stolen 352 head of cattle, and will not confirm or deny if they euthanized some or all of them. Recompense must be made. And to be candid, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see if a few ambitious law firms don’t try to convince the Bundy family of the validity of litigation.
Fortunately for the American people, the feds were not able to ultimately bully a simple rancher, not for a tortoise, a solar power plant, or a dirty Senator and his administration.
We owe the Bundy family a great deal of thanks for standing tall.
For if the federal government is allowed to do it with one, then there will be nothing stopping them from doing it again.
In that the mainstream-media, though finally being forced to cover the near-revolution in Nevada, last week, you noticed, I hope, that they still found a way to try and make rancher Clive Bundy look as if he were the cause - that he was just some conservative nut-job.
That’s NOT the case; he just wisely balked at entering into a nefarious contract with an abusively, tyrannical governmental entity. This “legal contract” was designed to take his property rights away - property his family had used and had for generations - for well over a hundred years ! ! !
The BLM and U.S Senator Harry Reid’s intent, has now been proven to have been to be of nefarious origin – greed and corruption! … not too much different than the “land barons” obvious abuse … those who get involved in government so they can tax people off their land, before buying it and subsequently lowering their own taxes.
Signing a legal document with this new government entity, (new in terms of the Bundy ranch’s longevity) would be tantamount to signing your livelihood away!
Below, is the explanation, from a neighbor:
Written By Kena Lytle Gloeckner
There have been a lot of people criticizing Clive Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Clive did not. What you people probably do not realize is that on every rancher’s grazing permit it says the following: “You are authorized to make grazing use of the lands, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and covered by this grazing permit, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this grazing permit and payment of grazing fees when due.” The “mandatory” terms and conditions go on to list the allotment, the number and kind of livestock to be grazed, when the permit begins and ends, the number of active or suspended AUMs (animal units per month), etc. The terms and conditions also list specific requirements such as where salt or mineral supplements can be located, maximum allowable use of forage levels (40% of annual growth), etc., and include a lot more stringent policies that must be adhered to. Every rancher must sign this “contract” agreeing to abide by the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before he or she can make payment.
In the early 90s, the BLM went on a frenzy and drastically cut almost every rancher’s permit because of this desert tortoise issue, even though all of us ranchers knew that cow and desert tortoise had co-existed for a hundred+ years. As an example, a family friend had his permit cut by 90%. For those of you who are non ranchers, that would be equated to getting your paycheck cut 90%. In 1976 there were approximately 52 ranching permittees in this area of Nevada. Presently, there are 3. Most of these people lost their livelihoods because of the actions of the BLM. Clive Bundy was one of these people who received extremely unfair and unreasonable TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Keep in mind that Mr. Bundy was required to sign this contract before he was allowed to pay. Had Clive signed on the dotted line, he would have, in essence, signed his very livelihood away. And so Mr. Bundy took a stand, not only for himself, but for all of us. He refused to be destroyed by a tyrannical federal entity and to have his American liberties and freedoms taken away. Also keep in mind that all ranchers financially paid dearly for the forage rights those permits allow – - not rights to the land, but rights to use the forage that grows on that land. Many of these AUMS are water based, meaning that the rancher also has a vested right (state owned, not federal) to the waters that adjoin the lands and allow the livestock to drink. These water rights were also purchased at a great price.
If a rancher cannot show beneficial use of the water (he must have the appropriate number of livestock that drinks and uses that water), then he loses that water right. Usually water rights and forage rights go hand in hand. Contrary to what the BLM is telling you, they NEVER compensate a rancher for the AUMs they take away. Most times, they tell ranchers that their AUMS are “suspended,” but not removed. Unfortunately, my family has thousands of “suspended” AUMs that will probably never be returned. And so, even though these ranchers throughout the course of a hundred years invested thousands(and perhaps millions) of dollars and sacrificed along the way to obtain these rights through purchase from others, at a whim the government can take everything away with the stroke of a pen. This is the very thing that Clive Bundy singlehandedly took a stand against. Thank you, Clive, from a rancher who considers you a hero.
Written By Kena Lytle Gloeckner
Loma Wharton. Co-Chair
www.liberators2004 dot org
V.A.C.A.T.E. – Valiantly Affirming Constitutional Authority Through Education
They’re terrified and rightfully so! Everyone knows Islam is a mentally deranged false religion of hate! It deserves no protection under our Freedom of Religion!
These male, true believers of Islam, belong in jail, in prison, … or in the graveyard. In some cases, if the family is more compassionate than I would be, and prefers … maybe … they would chose for their men to only be deported, without due process, permanently!
Shut down every Mosque, immediately deport those who complain; Islam’s EVIL! It deserves no place in America!
LIBERTY, cannot flourish where EVIL exists unrestrained!
- Why do we let them come here in the first place, these barbaric true believers?
- True Muslims, who believe in and act upon what their religion teaches, do not belong in any civilized society!
- They cannot be trusted; their Instructional book, the Qur’an, tells them to lie to infidels and offer us a chance to convert before beheading us.
This photo depicts the type of violence they commit….
Their men, feeling “dishonored” assault or kill at will!
This young woman in Saudi Arabia, had her mouth and eye sewn shut. This is unacceptable, yet Islam men often get away with it!
(As an “aside”, here in America, teachers and counselors are required by law to report suspected abuse to the authorities. Do they? Watch their children and report suspicions.)
Of course, with the way Obama purged the FBI investigative procedures for Muslims, maybe the implied intimidation has even had an impact at local levels.
Here in Seattle, women in Muslim garb are seen everywhere. Christians may want to set them free from such a barbaric religion … but do we dare, knowing what she may suffer?
We must, but it must be done surreptitiously; their attempt to intimidate us has been so successful that many fear doing it. It’s not just our instruction as delineated in the Great Commission, but it’s also the only humane thing to do, Christian or not.
Though the leftists and Democrats support their tyranny, it must not be allowed to exist here. It does – hidden under the guise of being “a religion of peace“?
Sharia law, protects these men . . . it’s part of their barbaric belief system! Any woman asking for asylum (from their man) … that ought to be enough – these women should immediately go into a type of “witness protection program” and the man should be deported without due process! It’s too much a part of their culture!
Once again, one of our elected officials and appointed officials have sold us out … and almost provoked an already violent confrontation to escalate, causing dead citizens! Snipers already were threatening, from the hills and attack dogs on leash … Militia members are en route …
It’s actually incredible no one has been killed as of yet. If it doesn’t end, surely someone will die and ultimately, it will be attributable to Nevada Senator Reid.
With regard to the video link in this story, I will be very honest in saying that I generally tire of Alex Jones very quickly due to his hype and many of the things that he claims that are exaggerated and it is unfortunate that in doing so he harms his credibility.
That said, he does however come up with some very good and accurate information and this is one of those times.
He is able to refer to Rueters and The Drudge Report as well as BLM documents that ties this mess back to slimy Harry Reid. (Following the money, this slime trail leads directly back to Nevada Senator Reid.)
Senator Reid’s plan involves a planned solar farm owned by the Chinese government targeted for the land being used by the Bundy family as well as the Bundy Ranch.
Other sources had already noted that the new chief of the BLM is Reid’s former senior advisor.
They have news articles that go back to 2012 about the planned solar farm to be built on this land and the fact that the Chinese are involved in it. Once again, one of our elected officials and appointed officials have sold us out.
Consider that the Bundy’s are the only ranchers left in at least this area of Clark County and the other 53 or 56 that were there have already been run out.
This must not be allowed to forward and Harry Reid must go. It’s way past time for impeachment!
This isn’t surprising. This story is picking up more and more. With all the militia heading to Nevada the Feds aren’t going to win this one.
Check it out:
The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.
Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”
“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.
You heard that right. WIFE!
Something new to argue about, more conjecture flying about, from all segments of society. But those upset about it, and think he may have been married, are reading something into the words (something not there) as well as they’ve significantly missed a part of scripture.
Or is it that they don’t know what scripture speaks of at all? It seems as though, those who are scrambling to voice their opinion, are most likely opening their mouths a bit too quickly!
The most straight-forward answer to all this is that the bride of Christ is yet to be! His wife is to be in the future – it’s the church.
Like Rice, and Sebelius, she (Burwell) is the one who stepped forward to follow orders — as all good little Nazis do – she single-handedly shut down the government … “to make it hurt” as Barack ordered!
If Senate members are honest, and are held accountable, for all the unnecessary harm done during the first shutdown in 17 years, her nomination could be in trouble, forcing Obama to wait and use the “Recess Appointment Emergency” to put her in place … along with his other radical leftists still awaiting “confirmation”!
SENATOR J Sessions accused President Obama of intentionally causing the collapse of the law enforcement system! Read more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/craig-bannister/sen-sessions-deliberate-plan-president-collapse-us-law-enforcement-system Are Obama’s actions not TREASON?
Forgetting freedom at Passover // By Caroline B. Glick //
Re-blogged from: Today’s Jewish World Review April 11, 2014 / 11 Nissan, 5774 (My comments are italicized, brown, and in parenthesis.)
American Jewish leaders are embracing the intolerant, who seek to constrain freedom, and shunning those who fight for freedom and the rights of Jews and other threatened peoples and groups
Passover, (wholly misunderstood by American Jews) which begins on Monday night, is the festival of freedom.
The holiday reminds us of the brutal enslavement of the Jews by Pharaoh and the Egyptians. We recall their midnight flight from Egypt, pursued by the mighty Egyptian army, and G0D’s miraculous rescue of the Jews at the shores of the Red Sea. We remember how Moses led them for 40 years in the desert, and taught them what it means to be a nation, and what it means to be free.
We repeat the story of enslavement, flight, redemption and freedom each year at Passover, because our sages wanted to ensure that we never forget the value of freedom, and remain vigilant in our fight for it. In Israel, where our freedom is physically threatened, most Jews understand and live by the lessons of Passover.
But something is happening to the Jews in America.
More and more, every day we see American Jews embracing intellectual bondage. We see American Jewish leaders embracing the intolerant, who seek to constrain freedom, and shunning those who fight for freedom and the rights of Jews and other threatened peoples and groups.
To a large degree, this rejection of the lessons of the Exodus among the American Jewish community reflects the growing intolerance and tyranny of the political Left, to which most American Jews pledge their allegiance.
With increasing frequency, leftist groups and leaders in the US are openly acting to deny freedom of expression to their political and ideological foes, and to destroy the lives of people who oppose their dogma.
For instance, last week we saw the growing tyranny of gay activists. Under assault from homosexual thought police, the Mozilla Corporation of Firefox browser fame fired its CEO Brendan Eich because he once contributed $1,000 to a campaign to block the legalization of homosexual marriage in California.
Eich’s firing was only the latest assault by gay rights bullies on private citizens who oppose their goals.
The aim of these assaults is to silence all opposition to their agenda using the tools of social ostracism and intellectual terror. Young Americans now embrace intellectual and social tyranny in the name of “liberal” values. In an op-ed in The Harvard Crimson, undergraduate Sandra Korn celebrated the eclipse of academic freedom in favor of what she called “justice.” Korn called for censoring conservative voices for their “offensive” views.
She also embraced the anti-Jewish hate movement popularly known as BDS (boycotts, divestments and sanctions of the Jewish state) as a good way to promote “justice” at the expense of freedom.
In Korn’s conflation of conservative voices with Zionist voices and insistence on delegitimizing and silencing both due to the “offense” they cause to “right thinking” thought enforcers like herself we see the central role that Jew hatred and the denial of Jewish freedom plays in the new wave of mass rejection of reason in favor of passions and hatred.
Sadly, many parts of the organized American Jewish community have embraced leftist tyranny and discrimination.
In 2008, the New York UJA-Federation teamed up with the Jewish Council on Public Affairs and forced the Council of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations to disinvite then-US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin from addressing a rally opposing then Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he addressed the UN General Assembly.
To ensure that Palin would be denied the right to speak, the New York UJA-Federation and the JCPA threatened that her appearance would jeopardize the tax exempt status of the Conference of Presidents and other major Jewish organizations.
It may very well be that this threat was the first instance of leftists threatening prejudicial IRS investigations against their political foes as a means of ensuring obedience to their agenda.
The Palin affair was a rarity in the community. This isn’t because voices of staunch Zionists are usually accepted. Rather it is because such voices are ignored and shunned as a general practice by the major American Jewish organizations, in New York and elsewhere.
Palin’s invitation was an oversight.
While fervent Zionists are silenced, post-Zionists and anti-Zionists are legitimized and staunchly defended.
Six years after Palin was brutally disinvited, in the name of cultivating a “wide tent,” the same New York UJA-Federation and JCPA invited anti-Israel organizations that support the boycott of Jewish Israeli businesses to take part in the annual pro-Israel parade.
Three such organizations, Partners for a Progressive Israel, the New Israel Fund and B’Tselem all call for a boycott of Jewish businesses operating beyond the 1949 armistice lines. All three groups have played roles in mainstreaming the BDS movement.
In Israel, the public understands that boycotts are about mainstreaming hatred and bigotry just as much as they are about economic strangulation. That is why in 2011 the Knesset passed the anti-boycott law which allows all Israeli entities to sue groups calling for boycotts against them for civil damages, and bars such groups from participating in state tenders.
But in the American Jewish community, these groups are defended and legitimized.
Disgusted at their community leadership’s double standard of tolerance and support for foes of Israel and intolerance for supporters of Israel, a consortium of organizations and synagogues organized a protest against the inclusion of anti-Israel organizations in the Israel Day Parade.
After weeks of protests in the press and on social media sites, on Tuesday some 200 people demonstrated outside the UJA-Federation building in New York and demanded that the boycott supporters and abettors be shunned.
It was an important act of defiance.
The group includes such stalwart organizations as Americans for a Safe Israel, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, the Endowment for Middle East Truth, JCC Watch, the National Conference on Jewish Affairs, and the National Council of Young Israel.
These groups have joined together in the past to protest against UJA-Federation funding of institutions such as the 92nd Street Y and the New York JCC, which have provided platforms for Jew-haters and BDS supporters.
Their protest was vital. It would be a tragedy if the thuggish behavior of the Jewish community leaders went unopposed. But it is hard to see how the protesters can change the situation.
The rot runs deep.
Consider Brandeis University’s craven and intolerant administration.
Brandeis was founded as a traditionally Jewish university in 1948, the year that Israel was established.
But whereas Israel has remained faithful to its sovereign duty to cultivate and defend Jewish freedom and engender a liberal democracy, over the years, Brandeis has largely abandoned its mission of standing up to intolerance, and protecting Jewish rights and those of other threatened groups.
Case in point, is its obscene treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Hirsi Ali is a former Muslim who suffered genital mutilation as a child in Somalia and at age 21 fled to Holland to avoid a forced marriage.
After liberating herself, Hirsi Ali could have settled into a quiet European life. Instead, she dedicated her life to championing the rights of women and girls in Islamic societies.
For the past decade, Hirsi Ali has lived under an Islamic death sentence for her work. She can go nowhere without bodyguards.
In 2006, despite her membership in the Dutch parliament, Hirsi Ali was forced to flee to the US, when the Dutch government refused to continue to protect her.
In the US, as in Holland, she continues to campaign for the rights of women and girls in Islamic society.
Most recently, she was the executive producer of a new documentary film called Honor Diaries, which describes the plight of Muslim women and girls living in societies where they risk murder at the hands of their family members if they refuse to live in abject humiliation and submission to the misogyny of Islamic law.
Several months ago, Brandeis offered to confer an honorary doctorate on Hirsi Ali for her work on behalf of women and girls.
When the leftist and Muslim thought police in the Brandeis student body and faculty got wind of the university’s plan to honor her, they joined forces with the Council on American-Islamic Relations to force the administration to cancel the honorary degree.
CAIR claims to be a Muslim civil rights group. And yet, the group that purports to care about the civil rights of Muslims is waging a nationwide campaign to bar screenings of Honor Diaries, at universities around the country.
When Fox News’s intrepid host Megyn Kelly asked CAIR leaders this week how they can object to a film that seeks to help Muslims, they said they don’t have a problem with its content. They object to the fact that it was produced by Jews (also known as “Islamophobes”).
Far from being a civil rights group, CAIR is a pro- Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood organization. It was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas financing trial against the Holyland Foundation.
And yet, on Wednesday, Brandeis sided with CAIR and the thought police, against Hirsi Ali. Brandeis canceled its plan to confer its honorary doctorate on her.
And just as is the case with the New York UJA-Federation and the JCPA, Brandeis has no problem with double standard. As Daniel Mael, a Brandeis senior, noted in an interview with Andrew Breitbart, in 2006 Brandeis conferred an honorary degree on playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner, the outspoken foe of Israel. Kushner has claimed that Israel’s establishment was a “mistake,” and that “it would have been better if Israel never happened.” His work, particularly the film Munich, is replete with demonization of Israel and of the notion of Jewish power.
Mael noted that at the time, then-Brandeis president Jehuda Reinhartz defended his decision to honor Kushner by arguing, “Mr. Kushner is not being honored because he is a Jew, and he is not being honored for his political opinions. Brandeis is honoring him for his extraordinary achievements as one of this generation’s foremost playwrights, whose work is recognized in the arts and also addresses Brandeis’s commitment to social justice.”
In other words, Brandeis’s commitment to “social justice” involves shunning defenders of Muslim women and girls and celebrating foes of the Jewish state, which ensures Jewish freedom.
The work of activists like Mael, and of the trenchant demonstrators in New York is extremely important. But it is hard to be optimistic about the future freedom of America in general or of the Jewish community. Aside from the National Council of Young Israel, no major American Jewish organization agreed to sponsor the protesters’ call for pro-BDS groups to be disinvited from the Israel Parade.
When the leaders of the Jewish American community – like their fellow leftists – side with forces of intolerance and discrimination and against Israel’s stalwart defenders and opponents of the oppression endemic in Islamic societies, it does not bode well for the future.
It is my holiday prayer that on Monday night, they will remember that Passover is not about eating matza
If you watch these videos (there are several linked together and yes, there are short commercials) and understand that when 1) he has already been held “In CONTEMPT” once, you’ll find he must be under great stress! 2) he “snapped” and threatened a member of Congress a couple days ago …
Could it be, … that this man is beginning to understand that he has now, not only lost the respect of not just politically aware people, but of Congressmen and the fact that he actually has a conscience and that’s what is causing him to unravel publicly?
The following was sent to me by a friend:
Shades of Ruby Ridge? Alabama?
It’s not the end of a nation’s way of life! It’s over a tortoise!
STANDOFF IN NEVADA: ANOTHER FEDERAL SIEGE AGAINST THE INNOCENT // By Chuck Baldwin
April 10, 2014 // NewsWithViews.com
With the memory of Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, still very vivid in the collective memory of the American people comes another example of a federal government run amuck. A rancher in Nevada is watching the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seize his cattle and arrest his son for simply taking pictures of the events. BLM has also placed several federal snipers around his home with their high-powered rifles trained on his family. The last report I read said more than 200 federal agents are now surrounding the homestead complete with attack helicopters. All that seems to be missing are tanks.
Did the family do anything violent? No. Did they do anything immoral? No. Did they even do anything wrong? No. Did they do anything illegal? Well, that’s where the story gets interesting.
Cliven Bundy’s family has been grazing cattle on their ranchland since the 1880s. But in 1993, the federal government reclassified 600,000 acres of land, including the land that the Bundy cattle have been grazing on forever. The pretext used by the feds for seizing the land was to protect some “endangered” tortoise. However, the feds would allow Cliven to continue to graze his cattle on the land–if he pays the federal government for the privilege. The rancher refuses to pay.
Here is one report of the story:
“Federal snipers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trained guns on members of a family yesterday after they dared to stop and take video footage of cattle outside the bounds of a designated ‘First Amendment Area,’ before arresting one of the men for non-compliance.
“The cattle were being rounded up by BLM officers as part of a crackdown on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has refused to pay ‘grazing fees’ demanded by the feds as a result of a re-classification of 600,000 acres of federal land in northeastern Clark County which Bundy claims has been in his family for generations.”
The report continues: “The feds have now started rounding up Bundy’s cattle in the name of protecting a supposedly endangered species, the desert tortoise, forbidding Bundy from interfering or even entering the vast area. The case is quickly turning into another iconic battle between big government and a besieged family.
“Fears that the confrontation may turn violent and concerns that Bundy is drawing increased support from liberty activists and the local community prompted the feds to tape off two ridiculous ‘First Amendment Areas,’ outside of which free speech in support of Bundy is banned. A sign placed inside the area reads ‘Welcome to Amerika–Wake Up’ alongside a hammer and sickle logo.
“When Bundy’s family members violated that rule yesterday in an attempt to peacefully document the cattle roundup, they were met with a barrage of loudspeaker warnings and four BLM snipers with their guns trained on the dissenters.”
The report goes on saying, “None of the family members were armed, but as soon as Dave Bundy began filming the cattle in the distance, 11 BLM vehicles each with two agents arrived and surrounded him.
“‘They also had four snipers on the hill above us all trained on us. We were doing nothing besides filming the area,’ said Ryan Bundy.
“The family were told to leave the area via loudspeaker because they had violated the crudely established ‘First Amendment Area’.
“‘They said that we had no first amendment rights except for up by the bridge where they had established an area for that,’ Bundy said.
“When Dave Bundy didn’t immediately heed the warning and return to his vehicle, a dog was set on him and he was subsequently arrested.”
BLM hired independent contractor-cowboys from Utah to confiscate Mr. Bundy’s cows. Nevada State troopers and local law enforcement personnel have also either assisted, or refused to interfere with, BLM’s actions. And, as one would expect, a federal court has also backed BLM’s activities. Some estimate the cost to the taxpayers for BLM’s siege will amount to more than $3 million.
But as news of the siege spreads, people all over the country are taking note. Hundreds of people have come from all around Clark County, Nevada, in support of the Bundy family. Personally, I hope tens of thousands of people show up.
Before the feds began laying claim to privately-owned ranch property back in the early 1990s, there were dozens of ranchers in the area. Mr. Bundy is the last one left. All of the others have been forced off of their land by the excessive restrictions and rules from BLM. And it looks like the feds intend to do whatever they feel is necessary to remove the Bundy family from their land, as well.
An out-of-control federal government was the primary catalyst for the “conservative revolution” in 1994 when the GOP historically took control of both houses of Congress. After egregious betrayals by then House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott in 1996, a conservative revival continued from 2000-2006 when G. W. Bush and the Republican Party controlled the entire federal government. Disgustingly, neither Bush nor the Republican leaders in Congress did one darn thing to undo the power grab of the federal government that took place under Bill Clinton. If anything, the GOP-led government in Washington, D.C., further expanded federal power across the board.
During those turbulent years of the 1990s, the late-great Congresswoman, Helen Chenoweth, in an interview with Michael Reagan, spoke these words:
“BLM is taking onto themselves law enforcement that is normally saved for the State, law enforcement over motor vehicles. They’ve written into the regulation without authority from Congress, the ability to stop vehicles or to search people, to search a place or a vehicle without warrant or process; to be able to seize without warrant or process any piece of evidence and to test people for potential DUI (driving under the influence). They have redefined a parachute into a mechanized piece of equipment, so if you parachute into any of their areas you can be fined $20,000 or more.
“It is amazing. Our founders, when establishing our system of government wanted to make sure that law enforcement was closest to the people. You and I have talked before about how important it is to make sure that you elect the very best local county sheriff because he should be regarded as the highest law enforcement officer in the area because he is accountable to the voters. They really worried about a national, a federal, law enforcement. To federalize our law enforcement is to create a situation that the pilgrims were trying to escape.
“We are moving quickly to that. The Bureau of land Management is taking onto themselves law enforcement authority that Congress never gave them. In the Federal Land Policy and Management Act that was passed in the early 1970′s it made it clear that Congress said that, ‘first, you must go to your local county sheriff for law enforcement activities.’”
Helen knew what she was talking about. The BLM controls over 60% of all of the land within her home State of Idaho. The BLM controls over 70% of all land in Utah; and in the State of Nevada, the BLM controls over 76% of all land.
Chenoweth was as much of a prophetess as she was an observer when she added, “Whatever [land] we have left. Right now in Idaho and I am sure all over the West, they are moving people and human activities off the land.”
Helen was also correct when she noted that the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), which was adopted in 1976, stipulated that BLM had to go through the county sheriff for any action that required law enforcement. Nearly four decades later, the BLM (and virtually every other federal agency) totally and thoroughly ignores this requirement.
For those of us who still labor under the conviction that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, it must be observed that the only crimes assigned to the federal government in the Constitution for law enforcement purposes are Treason, Piracy, Counterfeiting, and International law violations. That’s it! All other law enforcement matters are the purview of the individual states, according to the Tenth Amendment.
Unfortunately, for most of the Twentieth Century, and especially since the George Herbert Walker Bush administration, the federal government has demanded more and more power and authority that it does not constitutionally possess. And, for the most part, the individual states have sheepishly done little to resist. All of which has led to the events that are now playing out in Clark County, Nevada.
Here are some of my questions:
- why are the local and State law enforcement officers in Nevada assisting the BLM with this egregious act of tyranny?
- Beyond that, why are they not standing up to the BLM and telling them to go to Hades?
- Do the lives and liberties and property of the citizens of their State mean nothing?
- And, another thing: who are these independent contractor-cowboys in Utah who are willing to help trample a fellow citizen’s constitutional rights?
- How much does 30 pieces of silver equate to today?
- And what about those BLM snipers? Who are these men who would willingly turn their guns against innocent, hard-working Americans for the sake of a paycheck?
- I guess the only reason that the members of Mr. Bundy’s family are not six-feet under already is simply because those “brave” and “patriotic” snipers were not given the order to shoot. They sure had the family members in the crosshairs of their scopes; all that was missing was the pull of the index finger. Wow! That’s comforting. I wonder how many of us are in the crosshairs of federal snipers and don’t even know it?
- I hope the people of the western states will arise in support of the Bundy family in such numbers that the BLM thugs will be forced to withdraw and leave this dear family alone. If we are not careful, the feds could do to this family what they did to those poor Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas, and to the Weaver family near Ruby Ridge, Idaho. This should be a wake-up call for all of us out west to let our elected officials know under no uncertain terms that we will not tolerate such conduct in our backyards.
The citizens of Connecticut are resisting their own tyrannical State as it attempts to deny them their Second Amendment rights; now it’s time for the citizens of the western states to resist the tyrannical Bureau of Land Management (and any other federal agency) that attempts to usurp the Tenth Amendment and private property rights of their fellow citizens.
I realize that there are several legislative and judicial efforts underway around the country to push back against this runaway federal government. All of this takes time. In the meantime, a family in Clark County, Nevada, is fighting RIGHT NOW for all of us. This dear man is putting everything he owns, as well as the very safety of his family, on the line. To coin a maxim from the German pastor, Martin Neimoller: “First, they came for the Randy Weaver family in Idaho, and I did not speak out; next, they came for the Branch Davidians in Texas, and I did not speak out; then, they came for the Cliven Bundy family in Nevada, and I did not speak out; then, they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out.”
But, God willing, there are still millions of us left who will speak out. Will you be one of them?
Here is the contact information for the Nevada BLM office (taken from its website):
BLM Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd.
Reno, NV 89502
Front desk: 775-861-6601
State Director: Amy Lueders
Associate State Director: Marci Todd
(c) Chuck Baldwin
The successful terrorist attacks do seem to have always been 1-step ahead …
What if . . . that last-minute pre-paid cell phone call to the pilot, went like this?
“Okay Zaharie; our “black box” is ‘pinging’ and it’s been sunk in the Indian Ocean, where we discussed. You’ve verified the money is in your Swiss bank account. The plan’s a ‘go’.
Once you’re up and off, make the turn where it’ll look as if your plane went that direction; after you’ve turned off all the electronics that could identify you, then when you’re out of range of everyone’s radar, seek out the flight to Mumbai, - fly behind and under it, in such a way so as to not be seen. When it turns toward Mumbai, you continue on to Kandahar; we’ll be waiting for you, with transportation and the rest of the money.”
What if … this Malaysian Flight were only a dry run, … for “next time”? If I’m correct Israel was the only nation on full alert.
Across the nation pot promoters have been at work to change your opinion … still are! Though the mainstream media is a major protagonist of legalization, the truth is out there; it’s just that they have a heavily financed agenda! DID YOU KNOW?:
And if you try it, know that it does do harm, especially to youth!
Instead, watch your friends who try it … watch their personalities change! It won’t take long for you to see it, even though they’ll not be able to … Give it 6 months and watch their lives go right down the tubes – they’ll walk away from everything & everyone they once held dear. Eventually, everything they believed will change!
Here, if you’re interested, here is how the legalizers are working behind the scenes.
There are 5 videos which expose them: go to Youtube.com and search for josiahrivers68, or, click on the following links: 1) Tony Serra, 2) Richard Cowan, 3) Ed Rosenthal, 4) “Marijuana: a Trojan Horse.
Armed Feds Prepare For Showdown With Nevada Cattle Rancher Ruby Ridge-style standoff brewing as Bundy says he is prepared to be killed — by Paul Joseph Watson @ Infowars.com
April 7, 2014
A Ruby Ridge-style standoff is brewing in Nevada, where dozens of armed federal agents are closing in on cattle rancher Cliven Bundy over claims that Bundy has allowed his cows to graze illegally on government land, endangering a protected species of tortoise.
Vowing to take a stand for, “your liberty and freedom,” Bundy says he is prepared to be killed as authorities surround a 600,000 acre section of public land as a result of Bundy violating a 1993 Bureau of Land Management ruling which changed grazing rights in order to protect the endangered desert tortoise.
“With all these rangers and all this force that is out here, they are only after one man right now. They are after Cliven Bundy. Whether they want to incarcerate me or whether they want to shoot me in the back, they are after me. But that is not all that is at stake here. Your liberty and freedom is at stake,” Bundy said.
Bundy’s refusal to recognize federal authority over the land under dispute and his failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in grazing fees stems from his assertion that his family’s history trumps bureaucracy.
“My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley ever since 1877. All these rights I claim have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and water. I have been here longer. My rights are before the BLM even existed,” Bundy said.
Accusing feds of seizing Nevada’s sovereignty, Bundy says he has fought the battle legally, through the media, and is now gearing up to fight it physically.
“Armed agents are forming a military-like staging area to prevent anyone from approaching the area,” writes Mike Paczesny. Bundy asserts that his case is emblematic of how America has been transformed into a “police state,” labeling the government’s actions “pathetic”.
Hundreds of federal officials, aided by helicopters, low flying aircraft and hired cowboys, began rounding up Bundy’s cattle on Saturday as Bundy accused them of “trespassing,” adding that the impact will only serve to raise beef prices for residents of Las Vegas 80 miles away.
Feds postponed a similar raid in 2012 over fears the action would spur violence. Bundy has drawn a lot of support from the local community and protesters are heading to the area to demand authorities back off.
Officials have created a taped off “First Amendment Area” where demonstrators can voice their concerns. A sign placed inside the area reads “Welcome to Amerika – Wake Up” alongside a hammer and sickle logo.
“The rights were created for us,” Bundy told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “I have the right to use the forage. I have water rights. I have access rights. I have range improvement rights, and I claim all the other rights that the citizens of Nevada have, whether it’s to camp, to fish or to go off road.”
Addressing the justification of seizing the cattle to protect a species of tortoise, Bundy stated, “I’ll never get it. If it weren’t for our cattle, there’d be more brush fires out here. The tortoises eat the cow manure, too. It’s filled with protein.”
The standoff has echoes of the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident, during which Randy Weaver, accused of selling an ATF agent two illegal sawed-off shotguns, became embroiled in a tragic confrontation with the the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and the FBI, resulting in the death of Weaver’s son Sammy, his wife Vicki, and Deputy U.S. Marshal William Francis Degan.
The story also brings back memories of New Hampshire couple Ed and Elaine Brown, who were involved in a nine month standoff with armed law enforcement and feds as a result of their refusal to pay income tax. The Browns were later convicted of “plotting to kill federal agents” because of their refusal to surrender and were both given de facto life sentences.
In a series of YouTube videos, Cliven Bundy and his wife outline the background behind their decision to take a stand against the feds, arguing that their fight is a constitutionally-driven line in the sand to push back against the usurpation of big government.
Passover: Going Home Again /// Coming together as families and as a nation to remember our shared history. /// by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
At this year’s TED conference, the rock star Sting gave a moving presentation about how he overcame a creative block that surprised him in middle age. Suddenly, he was unable to write any new songs and the drought of ideas continued for weeks, months and then years. But then he began thinking about his childhood in the north of England; he had grown up on a street that led down to a huge shipyard.
When Sting revisited the places and people of his childhood in his mind, his creativity was re-ignited. At TED, he sang some of the songs born out of his trip back in time. He sang about the personalities he remembers and how badly he had wanted to escape a life stuck in that shipyard.
The songs are featured in his musical “The Last Ship” which will arrive on Broadway this fall.
“Most TED talks are about the future, but Sting’s was about going into the past,” writes David Brooks in the New York Times. “When we think about the past, we think about the things that seemed bad at the time but turned out to be good in the long run. We think about the little things that seemed inconsequential in the moment but made all the difference.
Then it was obvious how regenerating going home again can be. Sting, like most people who do this, wasn’t going back to live in the past; he was circling and coming forward.”
Sting wasn’t going back to live in the past; he was circling and coming forward.
Every year, as Passover approaches, I think of a spring long ago when one of my roommates stood in the doorway of my room. “Why didn’t you buy your plane ticket yet?” she asked. “I told you I got all of us the group rate, right?”
I looked up from my laptop. “I know, I keep forgetting,” I mumbled. But the truth was that now I wasn’t so sure that I wanted to go to Cancun for spring break, even if Karen brought kosher wine, and Liz brought the matzah. For some reason, I wasn’t as enthusiastic as I had originally been about having the Seders there.
“What do you mean you keep forgetting? You’re the only one who also knows how to scuba dive, remember you promised you would go with me every morning?”
“I know, I’m sorry. It’s just that my grandmother called, and I’m thinking of going home.”
“Home? Instead of Cancun? Why?”
Her words echoed across the room as I stared at my screen saver. Why did I want to go home? Maybe it was something that my Indian lab partner had said the previous week when I asked him where his family was from.
“I don’t know. My parents don’t like to talk about their past. I don’t even know the name of the city where I was born. And all of my grandparents died before I was born. Do you have grandparents?”
I felt a pang of homesickness in the pit of my stomach. “Yes. I do,” I said, and I saw a fleeting glance of envy wash across his face. That was when I began to think about changing my plans. Passover had always been about going home again.
I can still see my mother, grandmother and great grandmother in their ruffled white aprons, gathered around the kitchen counter. They’re peeling potatoes and laughing. There is chicken soup bubbling on the stove. The counters are covered with the special cloth trimmed in gold thread. Someone is taking out all the silver and china. There are cousins running up the stairs and through the living room. My grandmother hands me the beautiful, carved goblet that has been handed down for generations.
“Here mammela, you can set up the place for Elijah the Prophet,” she says. I hurry into the dining room, my patent leather shoes echoing on the marble floor and my velvet dress swirling behind me. I place the cup on the table and it glimmers in the light of the chandelier. I watch my grandfather setting up the Seder plate and he winks at me as I look up at him.
“All set to ask the Four Questions?” he asks me. I nod as I admire his snowy white kittel and the enormous leather Haggadah that he is placing by his chair. Soon he will be joined by my father and my great grandfather, and they will sing the story of our redemption in that ancient, beloved tune that has wound its way forward through hundreds and thousands of years of Seders.
They will hide the afikoman, and we will all scramble through the silent, dark hallways in search of the hidden treasure, not realizing until years later that the treasure was inside each of us already: the ability to return “home” no matter where we are.
Many Jews, regardless of how far away they may be, come “home” for Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur and for the Seder on Passover night. The commentator, the Nesivos Shalom, explained that there is a deep connection between the two holidays. On Yom Kippur, we return to God out of fear, frightened of the consequences of being disconnected. But on Passover, we return home out of love. Love for where we have come from. Love for those who cradled our childhoods with their words and their smiles. Love for the One who brings us home again.
On Passover, we gather together as families and as a nation to remember our shared history. We recall how thousands of years ago God took our spiritual potential and transformed us into the Jewish people. On Seder night, we go through that transformation ourselves as we reunite as families and as a people. We remember our unique mission to bring the light of our Torah into this world. And when we go home we experience a three-dimensional gratitude: Remembering the miracles of the past that brought us to this day. Seeing the blessings of the present that encircle our Seder tables. And touching the hope of our future redemption, when we will all go home as a nation.
“Going back home is a creative process. The events of childhood are like the Hebrew alphabet. The vowels are missing, and the older self has to make sense of them,” David Brooks writes.
“He has to see the world with two sets of eyes: the eyes of his own childhood self and the eyes of his current adult self…Life has a way of blowing you off course. People have a way of forgetting what they originally set out to do. Going back means recapturing the original aspirations. That’s one reason Jews go back to Exodus every year. Sting’s talk was a reminder to go forward with a backward glance, to go one layer down into the self and then after self-confrontation, to leap forward out of self.”
I remember going through the front door that spring break. Putting down my duffel bag. Inhaling the scent of my childhood. Seeing the cup of Elijah through the dining room doors. I searched for my grandmother. I heard the echo of faraway footsteps and laughter that had traveled through the years.
“I’m home!” I called out. The words were full of the sweetness of the past merging with the aromas of the present. Because there is nothing as powerful and transformative as putting down our bags and going home again.
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I recently told my 8 year old grand-daughter “Lipstick’s NOT for horses!”
Amazed that’d come out of my mouth, I smiled – she was watching a “My Little Pony” video. Immediately, she argued, “they don’t have lipstick!” She’s learned I love to tease her and her little brother.
But here is why that came to mind . . . in a very few years, she’ll find she wants to become attractive and may give in to some of the pressure from peers – Please read this:
According to a news report, a certain private Catholic school was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.
That was fine provided it was of a natural or neutral skin tone, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night the maintenance man would remove them; and the next day the girls would put them back.
Finally, the principal, Sister Mary, decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man.
She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian, who had to clean the mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses). To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, Sister Mary asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.
He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.
There are teachers…… And then there are educators! If Sister Mary ran for office I would vote for her! Don’t mess with nuns; they’re wicked smart!!
Did it stop them from using lipstick at that age? Probably not, but I’ll bet the nuns found other creative ways to address that issue …
Too bad they’re not silent, unseen visitors in the home, and can evaluate what’s being taught by the actions (or inactions) of their parents and siblings! Things have changed a lot since I grew up.
Today’s version of “stonewalling” has recently taken on a new form. These people are not quite as inept as they seem. Think differently- there’s a purpose behind their intentionally coming unprepared, stating “I’ll have to get back to you on that, Senator, (or Representative) …”
Evidently, our representatives (meaning us) just don’t have a “need-to-know” — it’s (code) for “I’ll tell you later, but not in front of cameras.”
If the public becomes outraged, and they get fired (or have to “move-on”) they know a place will be made for them in some very lucrative – no-work-required position, just like former Deputy CIA head Michael Morell, like when he covered for Hillary’s Benghazi non-story!
Problem is, the Rulers of today’s ‘Roman empire’ … “those operating in the beltway” – they think we’re so stupid, … we’ll never notice — they have the March madness games, the collegiate and professional – gladiator games – to distract the citizenry … or sometimes, … they just dump it onto the news scene late Friday, counting on the story’s not having “legs” to make it to Monday morning …
To them, it’s just a new game … ‘see how much we can hide’ … and no one but a small percentage seems to care.
Even with all the furor over what happened in Benghazi, I’d forgotten what I’d written back then. Now, it’s becoming clear, what happened there.
Many had said our CIA was transferring weapons to the Al-Qaeda terrorists fighting in Syria … but that was ‘suspect’ (hard to believe) for former patriots … and a lot’s gone down since then …
… or maybe I’m just in denial about ‘forgetfulness’ at my age …
Evidently, I’d forgotten what I’d written back in 2011.
I’d also forgotten … what I’d known about and written about our Intel sites publishing photos of Saddam’s “caravan” – his having sent — a double-digits-long-caravan-of-semi-trucks, full of WMD’s into Lebanon’s Bacca Valley, to hide them from the ALLIED troops back before the 1st Gulf war.
I’d seen the photos. They (the “non-existent WMD’s) were / are saved, to be used against both “SATAN’S” – ISRAEL & the U.S. later on. It’s just not quite time yet!
But they’ve told us all now, … ‘that (secreting those WMD’s away) didn’t happen’ – that Saddam never had WMD’s!
We know that’s a lie!
He used some of them, on the Kurds in Northern Iraq – supposedly his own people, but by-in-large, we’re just plain stupid enough to trust what they’re telling us now … don’t ask me “why”.
Besides, our X-Box-playing-youth are fat and lazy, with short-term memory problems of their own.
Maybe the Jihadists are waiting for the 14th IMAM?
Or are their leaders waiting for the evil men who are at the helm of our government to leave our Southern border open longer … or more tunnels in which more shoulder-mounted rockets and suitcase-Nukes can be surreptitiously brought in …
What we do know is that Hamas & Hezbollah have been working with the drug cartels in Mexico and So. America — surely drugs and illegal aliens are not all that’s being smuggled in …
Naw; he thinks we’re idiots!
He was complaining that he doesn’t make enough – that he needs a raise – evidently, it’s tough to make ends meet making only a bit over $174,000!
I think he really is asking to be sent back to West Virginia!
Hopefully, Lois will learn that she’s pushed her luck too far, and that is long overdue!
We’ll possibly learn whether she’s to be a revered whistle-blower, … or whether she’s aware that exposing who the orders came from, how far this tyranny goes, could even put her life in jeopardy.
Maybe we’ll have to wait, … while she sits in jail and hopes in vain that the Democrats win control of the house and release her from jail! That ain’t gonna happen!
- In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States
- In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States, who later died from the wound.
- In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
- In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
- In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.
- In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.
- In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
- In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
- In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria in Killeen, TX.
- In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 co-workers in a Texas laboratory.
- In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
- In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
- In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.
- In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.
- In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.
- In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
- In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
- In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown, CT.
- As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.
One could go on and on, but you get the point, even if the media does not. Guns don’t kill people; Democrats kill people! Clearly, … there’s a problem with Democrats and guns.
Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.
SOLUTION : It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.
What the hell? They’re into giving our freedom away anyway! Though Gun Control is historical — has been pushed by dictators, to disarm the citizenry before slaughtering them, as did Hitler, Stalin, and many others, … all other motives, must be considered to be hysteria!
As those who claim the government entities charged with the ensuring the safety of medicine, … that they are not doing enough to study the safety of their particular drug-of-choice, (most all – marijuana).
Periodically, I attempt to point out here, their claims are lies …
I was a user back when those leading the movement to legalize pot said they were going to claim pot was medicinal and that they felt that was “the weak link” in the government’s protecting the public. Now that those promoting legalization have been successful, it’s time to re-evaluate!
Two of these “studies”, I suspect, (listed below – # 18 & 19), are prime examples of legalizers getting federal grant money to promote their pre-conceived views. If you peruse the entire list, I suspect you’ll find others, but the question is: should our tax money continue being spent this way after over 33,000 studies have shown the harm done and almost zero benefit?
Below, are 173 different studies (funded by grants / tax money). This month, I’m only listing the names of the studies – if they want to peruse the science, they can do the work! I’m tired of their LIES!
Like children demanding instant gratification, reminiscent of tobacco manufacturers a few decades back, their well-funded backers hire “scientists” to produce bogus studies, intent on legalizing another harmful drug, one known to be responsible for numerous mental issues is bringing even more immediate harm as the potency increases exponentially!
- Recreational drugs: a new health hazard for patients with concomitant chronic liver diseases.
- Enhanced self-administration of the CB1 receptor agonist WIN55,212-2 in olfactory bulbectomized rats: evaluation of possible serotonergic and dopaminergic underlying mechanisms.
- Be wary of “prescribing” medical marijuana, CMA warns.
- Investigation of the in vitro toxicological properties of the synthetic cannabimimetic drug CP-47,497-C8.
- Cannabis abuse and age at onset in schizophrenia patients with large, rare copy number variants.
- Changing motives for use: Outcomes from a cognitive-behavioral intervention for marijuana-dependent adults.
- Elevated homocysteine level in first-episode schizophrenia patients-the relevance of family history of schizophrenia and lifetime diagnosis of cannabis abuse.
- Neuroimaging in Alcohol and Drug Dependence.
- THE EFFECT OF NONCOGNITIVE TRAITS ON HEALTH BEHAVIOURS IN ADOLESCENCE.
- Chemical approaches to therapeutically target the metabolism and signaling of the endocannabinoid 2-AG and eicosanoids.
- Systematic review of N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of addictions.
- Comorbid psychiatric disorders and stages of change in cannabis-dependent, treatment-seeking patients.
- Can Physical Exercise or Food Deprivation Cause Release of Fat-Stored Cannabinoids in Humans?
- Demographic and clinical characteristics of young people seeking help at youth mental health services: baseline findings of the Transitions Study.
- Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol/Cannabidiol (Sativex<sup>®</sup>): A Review of Its Use in Patients with Moderate to Severe Spasticity Due to Multiple Sclerosis.
- Detainees in police custody in the Paris, France area: medical data and high-risk situations (a prospective study over 1 year).
- The effect of medical marijuana laws on crime: evidence from state panel data, 1990-2006.
- High time for advancing marijuana research.
- Federal red tape ties up marijuana research.
- Canadian court decision challenges new rules on medical marijuana.
- Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Pathophysiology.
- Acute cocaine-related health problems in patients presenting to an urban emergency department in Switzerland: a case series.
- Medicinal marijuana found ineffective for relief of rheumatoid conditions.
- On the Pervasiveness of Event-Specific Alcohol Use, General Substance Use, and Mental Health Problems as Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence.
- Summary of evidence-based guideline: Complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
- Ecological factors and adolescent marijuana use: results of a prospective study in santiago, chile.
- Right Upper-Quadrant Pain in a Patient with Drug Abuse, Secondary Syphilis and Occult Hepatitis B Virus.
- Alcohol Use Trajectories After High School Graduation Among Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Negative Cognitions as a Moderator in the Relationship Between PTSD and Substance Use in a Psychiatrically Hospitalized Adolescent Sample.
- Assessment of the trends in medical use and misuse of opioid analgesics from 2004 to 2011.
- Contact urticaria to Cannabis sativa due to a lipid transfer protein (LTP).
- Temporal associations between substance use and delinquency among youth with a first time offense.
- Transitions in Gambling Participation During Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood.
- Factors Associated With Substance Use in Adolescents With Eating Disorders.
- Cannabinoid disposition in oral fluid after controlled cannabis smoking in frequent and occasional smokers.
- Early adolescent substance use as a risk factor for developing conduct disorder and depression symptoms.
- Prescription drug misuse and sexual risk behaviors among adolescents and emerging adults.
- ADHD symptoms, autistic traits, and substance use and misuse in adult Australian twins.
- Medical Marijuana and Driving: a Review.
- HIV-1 DNA levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and cannabis use are associated with intermittent HIV shedding in semen of men who have sex with men on successful antiretroviral regimens.
- Emotional processing deficits in chronic cannabis use: A replication and extension.
- The effect of clozapine and risperidone on attentional bias in patients with schizophrenia and a cannabis use disorder: An fMRI study.
- Examining Associations Between Cognitive-Affective Vulnerability and HIV Symptom Severity, Perceived Barriers to Treatment Adherence, and Viral Load Among HIV-Positive Adults.
- Cellular approaches to the interaction between cannabinoid receptor ligands and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
- Spontaneous pneumomediastinum.
- Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage (DAH) and Goodpasture Disease: Seek and You Will Find!
- The culpability of drivers killed in New Zealand road crashes and their use of alcohol and other drugs.
- Caution urged in interpreting a negative study of cannabis use and schizophrenia.
- Social Norms in the Development of Adolescent Substance Use: A Longitudinal Analysis of the International Youth Development Study.
- Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Brain Structure.
- Fetal cannabinoid receptors and the “dis-joint-ed” brain.
- Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use in Pregnant Women in a Wisconsin Private Practice Setting.
- Re: Caution urged in interpreting a negative study of cannabis use and schizophrenia: A response to Dr. Christine Miller.
- Alternative Tobacco Use among College Students: Who is at Highest Risk?
- Maternal and personal religious engagement as predictors of early onset and frequent substance use.
- Physical activity and cannabis cessation.
- How long should infants at risk of drug withdrawal be monitored after birth?
- Ziprasidone versus clozapine in the treatment of dually diagnosed (DD) patients with schizophrenia and cannabis use disorders: A randomized study.
- Cross-sectional and prospective relation of cannabis potency, dosing and smoking behaviour with cannabis dependence: an ecological study.
- Cognitive performance profiles by latent classes of drug use.
- Alcohol and substance use among transgender women in San Francisco: Prevalence and association with human immunodeficiency virus infection.
- Adversity, cannabis use and psychotic experiences: evidence of cumulative and synergistic effects.
- Δ9-THC exposure attenuates aversive effects and reveals appetitive effects of K2/’Spice’ constituent JWH-018 in mice.
- Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System: A Systematic Review of Potential Clinical Interventions that Upregulate the Endocannabinoid System.
- Neurocognition in college-aged daily marijuana users.
- Intellectual, neurocognitive, and academic achievement in abstinent adolescents with cannabis use disorder.
- Effectiveness of training family physicians to deliver a brief intervention to address excessive substance use among young patients: a cluster randomized controlled trial.
- Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Prevent or Reduce Illicit Drug Use and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
- Cannabis (medical marijuana) treatment for motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson disease: an open-label observational study.
- Explaining Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Completion in the United States: A Decomposition Analysis.
- A Quantitative Exploration of Attitudes Out of Line with the Prevailing Norms Toward Alcohol, Tobacco, and Cannabis Use Among European Students.
- Health impact of sport and exercise in emerging adult men: a prospective study.
- Cannabis use among a sample of 16 to 18 year-old students in Switzerland.
- Cannabis use and violence: Is there a link?
- Validation of French and German versions of a Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire among young Swiss males, and its relationship with substance use.
- Is the Clinical Use of Cannabis by Oncology Patients Advisable?
- Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids in Schizophrenia.
- Cannabis and the adolescent brain.
- Latent Classes of Young Adults Based on Use of Multiple Types of Tobacco and Nicotine Products.
- Association of race and age with treatment attendance and completion among adult marijuana users in community-based substance abuse treatment.
- Cannabinoids for epilepsy.
- The dilemma of medical marijuana use by rheumatology patients.
- Mechanisms and Pharmacology of Neuropathic Pain in Multiple Sclerosis.
- Systematic meta-analysis of outcomes associated with psychosis and co-morbid substance use.
- CB1 cannabinoid receptor stimulation during adolescence impairs the maturation of GABA function in the adult rat prefrontal cortex.
- Relationship between working-memory network function and substance use: a 3-year longitudinal fMRI study in heavy cannabis users and controls.
- Allergy to illicit drugs and narcotics.
- Comparing Factor, Class, and Mixture Models of Cannabis Initiation and DSM Cannabis Use Disorder Criteria, Including Craving, in the Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study.
- Outcomes for older trauma patients in the emergency department screening positive for alcohol, cocaine, or marijuana use.
- Rates of substance use of american Indian students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades living on or near reservations: update, 2009-2012.
- A Cause for Concern: Male Couples’ Sexual Agreements and Their Use of Substances with Sex.
- Adverse cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and peripheral vascular effects of marijuana: what cardiologists need to know.
- Marijuana Smoking is Associated With Atrial Fibrillation.
- A PCR marker Linked to a THCA synthase Polymorphism is a Reliable Tool to Discriminate Potentially THC-Rich Plants of Cannabis sativa L.
- Clearing the smoke: What do we know about adolescent cannabis use and schizophrenia?
- The privileged normalization of marijuana use – an analysis of Canadian newspaper reporting, 1997-2007.
- White matter abnormalities and cognitive impairment in early-onset schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
- Different dopaminergic abnormalities underlie cannabis dependence and cannabis-induced psychosis.
- The mismatch negativity: a translational probe of auditory processing in cannabis users.
- The endocannabinoid anandamide inhibits voltage-gated sodium channels nav1.2, nav1.6, nav1.7, and nav1.8 in Xenopus oocytes.
- Urological complications of illicit drug use.
- Cannabis use associated with capsular warning syndrome and ischemic stroke.
- Simultaneous determination of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabinol and 11-nor-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid in hair using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.
- Characterization of 15 STR cannabis loci: nomenclature proposal and SNPSTR haplotypes.
- Effects of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Seed Oil Press-Cake and Decaffeinated Green Tea Leaves (Camellia sinensis) on Functional Characteristics of Gluten-Free Crackers.
- Cannabis legalization and public health: legal niceties, commercialization and countercultures.
- Some critical issues in cannabis policy reform.
- Treaties (probably) not an impediment to ‘legal’ cannabis in Washington and Colorado.
- New regulated markets for recreational cannabis: public health or private profit?
- The difficulty of restricting promotion of legalized marijuana in the United States.
- The powerful mix of capital and cannabis culture.
- Trend analysis of anonymised pooled urine from portable street urinals in central London identifies variation in the use of novel psychoactive substances.
- The effects of medical marijuana laws on potency.
- Increased serum interleukin-6 levels in early stages of psychosis: associations with at-risk mental states and the severity of psychotic symptoms.
- Trends in alcohol and other drugs detected in fatally injured drivers in the United States, 1999-2010.
- Motor Cortical Excitability Assessed by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Psychiatric Disorders: A Systematic Review.
- Epidemiological, neurobiological, and genetic clues to the mechanisms linking cannabis use to risk for nonaffective psychosis.
- Cannabis use, gender and age of onset of schizophrenia: Data from the ÆSOP study.
- Effect of nicotine replacement therapy on quitting by young adults in a trial comparing cessation services.
- Pathological findings in 2 cases of fatal 25I-NBOMe toxicity.
- Losing faith and finding religion: religiosity over the life course and substance use and abuse.
- The co-use of tobacco and cannabis among adolescents over a 30-year period.
- Multiple and substitute addictions involving prescription drugs misuse among 12th graders: gateway theory revisited with market basket analysis.
- Investigation of sex-dependent effects of cannabis in daily cannabis smokers.
- Prevalence and correlates of alcohol and cannabis use disorders in the United States: results from the national longitudinal study of adolescent health.
- Recent cannabis use among adolescent and young adult immigrants in the Netherlands–the roles of acculturation strategy and linguistic acculturation.
- Cannabis controversies: how genetics can inform the study of comorbidity.
- Early adolescent patterns of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana polysubstance use and young adult substance use outcomes in a nationally representative sample.
- Nabiximols as an agonist replacement therapy during cannabis withdrawal: a randomized clinical trial.
- Risks, prices, and positions: A social network analysis of illegal drug trafficking in the world-economy.
- Acute administration of Δ⁹ tetrahydrocannabinol does not prevent enhancement of sensory gating by clozapine in DBA/2 mice.
- Using cannabis to help you sleep: heightened frequency of medical cannabis use among those with PTSD.
- Cannabis use provides symptom relief in patients with inflammatory bowel disease but is associated with worse disease prognosis in patients with Crohn’s disease.
- Do motivation deficits in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders promote cannabis use? An investigation of behavioural response to natural rewards and drug cues.
- Marijuana and lung diseases.
- Comorbidity of severe psychotic disorders with measures of substance use.
- Patterns of drug and alcohol use associated with lifetime sexual revictimization and current posttraumatic stress disorder among three national samples of adolescent, college, and household-residing women.
- Binge drinking and marijuana use among menthol and non-menthol adolescent smokers: findings from the Youth Smoking Survey.
- Cannabis use motives and personality risk factors.
- Health correlates of co-occurring substance use for women with HIV in cocaine use recovery.
- IBD: Patients with IBD find symptom relief in the Cannabis field.
- Cannabis use expectancies mediate the relation between depressive symptoms and cannabis use among cannabis-dependent veterans.
- Daily Use, Especially of High-Potency Cannabis, Drives the Earlier Onset of Psychosis in Cannabis Users.
- Cannabis-related working memory deficits and associated subcortical morphological differences in healthy individuals and schizophrenia subjects.
- Cannabis use disorders are comparatively prevalent among nonwhite racial/ethnic groups and adolescents: a national study.
- Central retinal vein occlusion in a young patient following cannabis smoke inhalation.
- Reference ranges for urinary levels of testosterone and epitestosterone, which may reveal gonadal function, in a Korean male population.
- Self-reported recent testing and diagnosis for sexually transmitted infections among regular ecstasy users in Australia, 2011-2012.
- A systematic review of computerised serious educational games about alcohol and other drugs for adolescents.
- Effects of intra-prelimbic prefrontal cortex injection of cannabidiol on anxiety-like behavior: Involvement of 5HT1A receptors and previous stressful experience.
- Situational determinants of use and treatment outcomes in marijuana dependent adults.
- Adolescent predictors and environmental correlates of young adult alcohol use problems.
- Marijuana and self-regulation: examining likelihood and intensity of use and problems.
- Expectancies for smoking cessation among drug-involved smokers: implications for clinical practice.
- Sport participation and alcohol and illicit drug use in adolescents and young adults: a systematic review of longitudinal studies.
- Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy for cannabis use and anxiety disorders: rationale and development.
- Cannabis withdrawal syndrome: An important diagnostic consideration in adolescents presenting with disordered eating.
- Prevalence of alcohol and other drugs and the concentrations in blood of drivers killed in road traffic crashes in Sweden.
- Prevalence of and risk factors for substance use among perinatally human immunodeficiency virus-infected and perinatally exposed but uninfected youth.
- “Every ‘Never’ I Ever Said Came True”: Transitions from opioid pills to heroin injecting.
- Sex-dependent long-term effects of adolescent exposure to THC and/or MDMA on neuroinflammation and serotoninergic and cannabinoid systems in rats.
- Investigation of cannabis biomarkers and transformation products in waters by liquid chromatography coupled to time of flight and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry.
- Alterations of prefrontal cortex GABAergic transmission in the complex psychotic-like phenotype induced by adolescent delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol exposure in rats.
- Legalizing a market for cannabis for pleasure: Colorado, Washington, Uruguay and beyond.
- Spice/K2 drugs–more than innocent substitutes for marijuana.
- Feasibility of teaching motivational interviewing to parents of young adults with recent-onset schizophrenia and co-occurring cannabis use.
- Trajectories of substance use among young American Indian adolescents: patterns and predictors.
- Subtypes of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cannabis use.
- Use transition between illegal drugs among Brazilian university students.
- The hypocretin/orexin receptor-1 as a novel target to modulate cannabinoid reward.
- Chronic effects of cannabis use on the auditory mismatch negativity.
- Dopaminergic function in cannabis users and its relationship to cannabis-induced psychotic symptoms.
- The association between cannabis use and depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.
By Onan Coca / 3 April 2014
Democrat Bob Kerrey went off on President Obama in an interview with Britain’s Daily Mail. He summed up his view of the Obama Presidency with one simple sentence, “Mr. President… you won this election because you sucked less than Romney.”
We grabbed some of Kerrey’s greatest hits from the interview, but you should give the whole thing a read.
Bob Kerrey says Obama is a liar.
Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked.
‘He had to know he was misleading the audience,’ Kerrey said quietly, recalling the newly minted president’s countless promises as Congress and the public debated his signature health insurance overhaul.
Bob Kerrey says that President Obama is a delusional liar and knew all along that he was lying to the American people. ‘On the other hand, he may have said it so many times,’ he added, ‘that the spell-checker wasn’t in the room – the spell-checker, the fact-checker – somebody who says, “Excuse me, Mr. President, but I hope you know this…”‘
Obama’s infamous four-Pinocchio pledges, Kerrey explained, never stood a chance of being fulfilled because there were ‘a million people out there with policies that, for one reason or another, run short of the minimum standard. I mean, they bought something cheaper!’
Bob Kerrey thinks that the Democrat Party must believe the American people are complete idiots for trying to sell them on Obamacare being cheaper and everyone deserving the same care. There is just no way everyone can get the same care, because all doctors are different!
bob-kerry The worst lie Democrats told about Obamacare, Kerrey reasoned, ‘is not “If you want to keep your health care plan…” – the worst one is, “Everybody deserves high-quality, affordable health care.”‘
‘Excuse me? Uh, I don’t know if you’ve heard about the bell curve?’ he snarked. ‘If I’ve got 1,000 doctors, 100 are great, and 100 are not so good.’ He outlined the shape of a bell curve with his hands, and then threw them skyward. ‘It’s absolutely impossible,’ he said.
‘And affordable? Forget about it.’ We are selling off our future for failed policies today. We’re robbing from the future to pay for the past,’ he told MailOnline on Wednesday. ‘We just are.’ ‘And we’re shoveling more and more money to people over the age of 65.’
Mr. Kerrey also had a warning for the Democrat Party. Americans just don’t care about income inequality… and it’s time Democrats stop caring too. The only reason President Obama won reelection is because he sucked less than Mitt Romney.
Another of Obama’s failings, according to Kerrey, is an inflated sense of Americans’ appetite for programs to correct what the White House calls ‘income inequality,’ through new taxes and other income-shifting initiatives that transfer wealth from the rich to the poor.
The president’s re-election 17 months ago wasn’t a mandate to conduct class warfare, he said. ‘After the 2012 election, what the president needed was somebody to say, “Mr. President, I’m thrilled you won. You stand for all the things I support. But honestly, you won this election because you sucked less than Romney.”‘
I think Mr. Kerrey’s politics are horrible. But he’s right on this. Republicans should also pay attention to the last thing Kerrey mentions here….Romney “sucked.” He’s not wrong. Romney was a bad candidate for the Republican Party to choose, and honestly… he wasn’t chosen so much as he was foisted upon us by the establishment. If we want to beat Democrats, we have to offer a real choice. We must give the people a conservative – not some watered down Democrat like Mitt Romney, John McCain or even Bob Dole. These men may all be admirable politicians who have done well for their constituents, but none of them are conservatives… they are the left wing of our party.
Hopefully, we’ll be hearing about Kerrey’s excoriating remarks in the media – but I won’t be holding my breath.
Unmoved by testimony, told about here, he voted against the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act.” He did so, three times while in the Illinois legislature!
Since, America elected him president, . . . twice.
Did voters know? Either way, we will be judged accordingly, and we’ll deserve the consequences of our actions …
Thank God for the dash cam video of this incident. Without it the media, the NAACP, and the Reverends Sharpton and Jackson would have stirred up a race riot over the cops shooting those two unarmed “citizens” who were only trying to get to the hospital to visit their sick little kiddies and take them some skittles.
This is a fantastic short video in the streets of LA. - a good, clean shooting.
WE SHOULD EMAIL THE CONSTITUTION TO EACH OTHER.
THAT WAY, THE NSA MIGHT EVENTUALLY READ IT!
Much of Barack’s life has been (and still is) in the shadows! Ever wondered:
- just who inspired Barry Soetoro, who he modeled himself after?
As a writer he wrote: 1) Reveille for Radicals (1946), 2) Rules for Radicals (1971)
Still, Saul is often noted for his book – “Rules for Radicals” – How To Create a Socialist State.
Let’s see if it fits.
- That book, is what Barack taught from, when training A.C.O.R.N. activists, as they laid the groundwork preparing America’s “Housing Bubble” to burst. He and his A.C.O.R.N. trained “community activists” sowed angst and discontent at the bottom, amongst the level of the poor, while others were pressuring legislators at the top – like gay Barney Frank to make the poor, able to purchase homes they could not afford.
The “how to” bring about a Socialist Revolution in an affluent nation is/was different than in 3rd world nations – like Cuba or Central America. In Cuba, all it took was an orator and a leader who framed himself as a “Freedom Fighter.” Fidel returned to Cuba, with support of Cuban Americans, organized against the wealthy eventually throwing out a corrupt Batista. After gaining power, Castro sent into Central America, his friend Che Guevara to foment violent revolution there. It’s pretty well accepted that the U.S. sent an assassination team into the jungles, to find and kill Che. They did.
“Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.”
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare � Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty � Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt � Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control � Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare � Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, Medical and Income).
6) Education � Take control of what people read and listen to. Take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion � Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
8) Class Warfare � Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Saul dedicated his book to Satan.
It’s very clear by looking at the history of Socialism and Communism that these two similar philosophies which draw in and subvert the idealistic, have worked only to Satan’s ends.
On Wikipedia, there is one part, no one should miss. It follows:
Alinsky died at the age of 63 of a sudden, massive heart attack in 1972, on a street corner in Carmel, California. Two months previously, he had discussed life after death in his interview with Playboy:
ALINSKY: … if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell.
ALINSKY: Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short of dough. If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I’ll start organizing the have-nots over there.
PLAYBOY: Why them?
ALINSKY: They’re my kind of people.
An Israeli official has confirmed to Arutz Sheva that a deal to secure Jonathan Pollard’s release over the next two weeks has crystallized, in a bid to exchange him with over 400 Palestinian Arab terrorists – arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti among them.
That, … would be a celebration worth attending! What rejoicing that will be! 29 years behind bars, for doing what was right!
While both the US and Israel have now admitted that Pollard’s release is on the table, the State of Israel itself has not officially announced that it is accepting the proposal. If true, however, Pollard would be released just prior to the Pesach (Passover) holiday – the Jewish holiday of freedom and redemption.
The exchange will also include a construction freeze in Judea and Samaria, as well as Jerusalem, according to the source.
“It won’t be a complete freeze,” the source stated. “Tenders and projects already being built will continue, as well as government and public buildings in Jerusalem.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reportedly refused to a full construction freeze, and will only halt construction for government buildings in Judea and Samaria. According to Channel 2, he is in the midst of updating senior ministers on the status of the deal.
IDF Radio reports Tuesday afternoon that there is an additional concession: both sides must remain in peace talks well into 2015.
The news contradicts reports earlier this week, when the White House restated Wednesday that it has no intentions to free Pollard, after reports suggested the US was offering to release him in order to pressure Israel into going through with the last terrorist release and continuing peace talks. The report Monday night by the Reuters news agency was denied by the White House, which said that “nothing had changed” in its refusal to pardon Pollard.
Now, all that has changed, after US Secretary of State John Kerry made an emergency visit to Israel over the failure of talks.
Jonathan Pollard has recently been subject of a high-profile campaign for his release. He is now in his 29th year of incarceration in a US jail for passing classified security-related information from America to Israel. He was arrested by FBI agents in 1985 and has been held ever since, in harsh and sometimes inhuman conditions.
Pollard was arrested on charges far less serious than those that landed other spies in jail, yet those spies served a few years’s jail time at most, critics noted, and slammed the US for “hypocrisy.”
Over 106 MKs attended a special Knesset session in December to protest US President Barack Obama’s refusal to release the prisoner, and signed a petition urging the President to reconsider.
Several top US officials, including Former Deputy National Security advisor Elliott Abrams, United States Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Jonathan Pollard affair Lawrence Korb, and former CIA chief James Woolsey have also called for Pollard to be released. Former captive Gilad Shalit reiterated those calls in an emotional plea Monday morning.
No one admits telling the troops to “stand down” … No one knows for sure, how long those there lived; the attack went on for hours, and no help came.
That’s how things are, under Obama and Hillary!
Hillary’s underling, said the reason protection was denied by the State Department was that they didn’t have the money to protect our Ambassador and the others there that night …
Things must have changed, right?
Or is it that it’s just … a long, long way to Tipperary, and Lori Krause thought no one would notice spending $400,000?
The average Pakistani would have to work 3,125 years to purchase this sculpture — and that’s if he saved every penny, but that’s the price paid by the same State Department to put this plastic copy of a sculpture in front of our embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan! (You know; where Osama was killed.)
“Camel Contemplating Needle” by John Baldessari is on display at the HALL Wines winery in Napa Valley, Calif. – an identical sculpture. Photograph by Michael Bowles courtesy of Hall Wines / Via hallwines.com
Maybe that sculpture was seen by other State Dept. employees while out buying the Tens of million$ of wine for Hillary’s group’s parties?
Hillary’s underlings had again denied the requests for protection for those at the Benghazi temporary embassy and when the predicted attack came, no one would know why no help came, why Hillary would blame a video, why someone high up in our government would tell the rescue troops to “STAND DOWN” … but someone did. No one knows why someone up there, wanted them dead.
We still don’t. Was that lie and Sandy Crowley’s help saving the election loss all pre-planned?
What we do know, is that the Qur’an cites “the Eye of the Needle too” … just like the Christian bible does. We interpret what Jesus said as a warning to wealthy people — what it means in the Qur’an, I’m not sure and don’t particularly give a crap!
The actions of Muslims have proven their “religion” to be false! We’re solidly standing on the rock – loving our enemies best we can, trying to reach out to show nominal Muslims there’s a better way, and that’s as they treat even their own with disdain and violence.
It’s also more than interesting that the ACLU doesn’t seem to care about taxpayer money being spent on a religious object – an icon to be placed in front of a government building … as long as it’s ordered by the hypocrites.
Let’s also not forget that Barry was schooled in the madrassas.
THE INNER FLAME OF GOD
This below, is shortened and re-blogged mainly for Christians, but it’s also for scoffers, and for former believers, even for non-believers … Ok, ok, it’s for everyone!
Scripture challenges us in Proverbs 25:2. “It is the Glory of God to conceal a matter; it is the Honor of Kings, to search it out!” That tells us to study! That tells us that there are things hidden for us in God’s word.
Knowing that, He also implanted a “curiosity” at our core. He expected at least some of us, to follow that ‘questioning nature’ instilled deep within us.
Those who rebelled, they misled the lazy. Then, scoffers developed. Much of what was hidden, has only now been revealed — because it is ‘End Times.’
Biblical Scholars, who were the Jewish Rabbis, knew and shared this “insider information” but now (much of it has been revealed by the prophesied – what we now term as “the Age of Information” – revealed through the development of computers) it’s only recently been disseminated to the general public — be aware; now that we’re in this ‘Age of Information’, … End Times is upon us!
Note: “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Dan 12:4
What follows, is proof of … not ONLY God’s existence, but of His divine hand at work preparing the way for those who understand and want more out of life!
What follows, is only one type of “hidden information.”
What follows is only one of a myriad of ways information is left-hidden for us, but this one is a good beginning – others will follow as I see the numbers of readers growing.
Before you begin, … if you sincerely seek truth, please pray to receive only truth, and see if this does not set a flame burning within you! In hope to create more scoffers and discourage believers, know too, that the enemy is at work, publishing bogus information. Missler’s information is legitimate.
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A Hidden Message: The Gospel in Genesis // by Chuck Missler
It’s revealed only by examining the meanings of the names of the first ten generations chronicled in Genesis 5.
The great discovery is that the Bible is a message system: it’s not simply 66 books penned by 40 authors over thousands of years, the Bible is an integrated whole, which bears evidence of supernatural engineering in every detail.
The Jewish rabbis have a quaint way of expressing this very idea: they say that they will not understand the Scriptures until the Messiah comes. But when He comes, He will not only interpret each of the passages for us, He will interpret the very words; He will even interpret the very letters themselves; in fact, He will even interpret the spaces between the letters!
… A remarkable example of this can be glimpsed in Genesis Chapter 5, where we have the genealogy of Adam through Noah. This is one of those chapters which we often tend to skim over quickly as we pass through Genesis it’s simply a genealogy from Adam to Noah.
But God always rewards the diligent student …
In our Bible, we read the Hebrew names. What do these names mean in English?
A Study of Original Roots
The meaning of proper names can be a difficult pursuit since a direct translation is often not readily available. Even a conventional Hebrew lexicon can prove disappointing. A study of the original roots, however, can yield some fascinating insights.
(A caveat: many study aids, such as a conventional lexicon, can prove rather superficial when dealing with proper nouns. Furthermore, views concerning the meanings of original roots are not free of controversy and variant readings.)
I’ve skipped a lot and the link for more, is below, but let’s put this ‘hidden info’ all together, showing God left us His Message – the Gospel – from the beginning:
Mahalalel The Blessed God
Jared Shall come down
Methuselah His death shall bring
Lamech The Despairing
Noah Rest, or comfort
That’s a rather remarkable message:
Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.
Look behind every detail: there’s a discovery to be made! God always rewards the diligent student. What other messages lay hidden behind the names in the Bible? Check it out.
Today’s blog is more of an inside look.
A myriad of emotions ran at full speed, last night when I ‘envisioned’ my upcoming death – with my ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
I’m not sure how long I have. I was diagnosed with it last August, after a long bout of trying to relive the pain in my shoulder, so that I could continue one of my passions – paddling.
My canoes and my sea-kayak have been my solace, my respite from the trials of the world.
My ALS is a slow-moving variation – most live 3 to 5 years after diagnosis; I was told that with this variant, I’ll probably have 5 to 10 years but that may not take into account how long it took to get the diagnosis nor that the deterioration seems to have speeded up.
The mucus is so out of control! … after I’d envisioned my death last night and drank some water, I laid awake listening to and feeling the bubbles of air work their way through the glut of mucus in my throat … they’d make a slight popping sound as I could feel them break through. As usual, it made me laugh.
It’s odd the freedom to laugh at all this has been a real blessing!
Last night, at the same time I saw myself, I remembered, being in the hospital 14 years ago, having difficulty breathing (my gift of ‘foreshadowing’ ?) – I was aspirating – my trachea was full of bubbles and I couldn’t talk well enough to convey to the nurses what I was experiencing, … that I couldn’t breathe. At the same time I was remembering this, I “saw” the same thing happening to my body again, but this time, as I watched – my body died, and my soul rose with my final breath; then it left.
Understand, I’ve died before … or I guess I should say “flat-lined” once before – an out-of-the-body experience – May 10th, 1974. That time is interesting, and yet, that’s for another blog article, … another time, but this is to address … to chronicle, my emotional / spiritual event, last night.
Since that 1st time in ’74, I’ve been filled with joy. Most don’t get it, especially with the amount of physical pain I’ve carried since (funny, but it’s much less now, than before) … there I go again, on another tangent! Confident I know where I’m headed, and that I’ll have a new and pain-free body, death doesn’t frighten me, yet for some almost unknown reason though, I’m homesick, … for heaven, … yet I continue to struggle, to stay alive. I promised my love, I would.
As I watched my soul rise out of my body, I felt an overwhelming grief … for I knew my beloved, who laid next to me (my body), that I would grieve her loss – we married, only last September and we love each other so, it’s beyond words. I grieved for her, not me!
A few moments later, as I finished thinking things through, she stirred, and I whispered to her softly, asking if I could share what’d just happened. Of course, she said “yes.” It wasn’t easy. We both cried, as I do again, trying to convey this to those (you) left behind. I told her she had to find “purpose” again … that she had to know how I love her, yet (though I was already grieving for her) she had to know that for me, … it would be a joy to be in the presence of the Lord! And, that she had to rejoice with me over that!
Of course it’s a gigantic conundrum to try and explain this ‘mystery’ of conflicting emotions, but somehow she understood, and we laid in each other’s arms … wishing it could go on forever, but the pain eventually demands moving and then there comes the need for the bathroom, the dog needs to be fed … etc.
I’m confident this is how death will come … it’s actually a relief; I’ve had enough pain for 10 lifetimes and I dread more, so much so, I feel as if I’m a wimp now!
I wish the same for you — that you have the time to say goodbye, ahead of time, as I have! I’m not sure how long I have, but there’s a renewed sense of urgency to get on with what I’m to do, with the time I have left.
It seems as if the progression of the disease has intensified significantly this last couple weeks.
Yet, I’m so truly blessed! I never thought I’d make it this far! 72 is really OLD! Or maybe it’s that image in the morning mirror that tells me that … : )
The news story didn’t go into how it (cleaning up Heroin Hill – link below) came about, but I suspect (knowing the prosecuting Attorney) that there was a threat to confiscate the property if it didn’t go away.
That’s what made the “Oregon Country Fair” seem to clean up its act …
That only changed the “openness”; now the drugs are somewhat hidden is all. The real partying there, begins at night, when the paying customers leave – it’s then that the heavier drugs come out!
Change, sometimes, … is only a matter of perception – another shell game! Most of the city / county “fathers” continue to look the other way, but I acknowledge, it’s better than before — when I watched parents sit in a circle, out in the open, and share pot with their children!
Back to Eugene’s drug problem … what you’ll see in the video is the syringes collected on site — what gave the isolated place its name – “Heroin Hill“.
But first, all this reminds me of the clean-up crew that cleaned up Autzen Stadium after the notorious Grateful Dead concerts there. Reports were, that a Christian youth group did the actual cleaning and collected 3-large, basketball sized bunches of syringes, all rubber-banded together resulted in one young man accidentally jabbed his leg with one.
It was the next planned DEAD concert that former “U of O President Dave Frohnmeyer gave the order that it was over with! He too, was a good man to shut it down! Of course, our promise that if another young person died there, or on the way home, we’d do everything in our power to see to it that the parents were aware, and filed a wrongful death suit against the U of O. (at times it takes a little leverage) … probably didn’t hurt.
That year, the “DEAD” moved their concert to Portland Meadows – and Trisha Ann Storms did die, as a result, … but that’s for another blog, for another day.
HEROIN HILL? Good riddance! Let’s hope it stays GONE!
By Richard Cohen, published at: http://www.JewishWorldReview.com
“ ‘Sophie, Sophie, don’t die! Stay alive for the children,’ the dying Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand urged his wife as she slumped over him in the open-topped sports car. But Gavrilo Princip’s shot had already killed her. A bodyguard asked Franz Ferdinand if he was in pain. ‘It’s nothing!’ he replied repeatedly. Those were his last words.”
This is the way Simon Kuper began his Financial Times piece on what happened in Sarajevo 100 years ago on June 28, the beginning of World War I. The article is about many things, the city of Sarajevo, the doomed archduke and his morganatic bride, Sophie — virtually shunned at court on account of her low rank — but most of all Princip, the Serb nationalist, who started the conflagration with a mere pistol. There were many causes of that war — an entire bookshelf’s worth in my office alone — but the fact remains that if Princip had hesitated, if he had missed, if he had not wandered to seek a sandwich at Moritz Schiller’s delicatessen when Franz Ferdinand’s driver had taken the wrong turn, the Great War might not have happened.
And neither would have the swift collapse of four empires, the arbitrary creation of the modern Middle East, Germany’s hyperinflation, the rise of fascism, Hitler and, of course, World War II, the Holocaust, Soviet expansionism, the Cold War and so much more. The very first domino was toppled by a single man, a tubercular who was to die before the war he started had ended. The lone assassin had changed history.
He had struck before and many times since. He killed Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield and William McKinley, John F. Kennedy and his younger brother Robert, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi. One man, one weapon, and history pivoted.
This is why the study of Vladimir Putin is so important. Russian nationalism is an indigenous force, and Russian grievance is somewhat the same. But another leader may not have fanned either one. A non-Putin, in fact, may not have felt either emotion so intensely. Dmitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and now the prime minister, probably would not have seized Crimea. Nothing about him suggests otherwise. He is no Putin.
But Putin is.
The tautology has become plain. The reformer has become the uber nationalist and expansionist. He has an edge to him, a menace. He plays a losing hand, but he plays it well because while he is weak, his opponents are weaker. They vacillate. They dillydally. They fear confrontation. In fact, they abhor it. Putin knows what he wants. He will take what the West allows.
We hear now from observers of Putin, people who knew him over the years. We search for clues to his character, his tics, his weaknesses. The accounts are not encouraging. We learn he can lie. We learn he can be inscrutable. We find nothing about heavy drinking, rampant womanizing — excesses, addictions, vile bigotries. He is a good student. Strobe Talbott, a deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration, wrote in The Post about meeting Putin in Moscow: “For no reason other than to show he had read my KGB dossier, he dropped the names of two Russian poets I had studied in college.” Impressive. I have heard similar stories about Putin. George Smiley is in the Kremlin now.
In 1943, the philosopher Sidney Hook published “The Hero in History.” Hook was a former communist moving at warp speed toward what we now would call neoconservatism. His book was a riposte to determinism; Nikita Khrushchev embodied it in 1956 when he told Western ambassadors in Moscow, “Whether you like it or not, history is on our side.” (The American version of this is “the wrong side of history” formulation — as if history has a purpose or a conscience.) Hook knew better. Men are not merely swept away by movements, they create movements. Heroes matter. Great men matter. So do evil ones.
The 20th century settled the question of whether one man can alter history. Of course he can. Hitler did. Stalin did. Churchill put steel in Britain’s backbone. Gavrilo Princip had his moment too. On a day almost 100 years ago, he got off two shots, swiftly killing two people and, before the century had ended, probably 100 million more.
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An Israeli doctor says: “In Israel, medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man’s testicles, put them on another man and in 6 weeks, he is looking for work.”
The German doctor says: “That’s nothing, in Germany we take part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work.”
The Russian doctor says: “Gentlemen, we take half a heart from a man, put it in another’s chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for work.”
The United States doctor laughs: “You all are behind us. Five years ago, we took a man with no brains, no heart, and no balls, and made him President. Now, the whole country is looking for work!”
This particular joke recently won an award for the best joke in acompetition held in Britain! THEY’RE ALL LAUGHING … while America, is losing its place in the world.
You have to see this to believe it.
- We pay these experts and they have absolutely no answer?
- These clowns are in the drivers seat in D.C.?
- Did they intentionally come unprepared?
- That way, the people they work for (you & I), rarely get the answers!
- Should they be held in contempt? It’s a pattern of this administration, … after all!
“When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.” ~ Frederic Bastiat
Can you imagine the size and scope of the catastrophe Bastiat had in mind, if 9/11 wasn’t enough to move the restoration dial…
Do you remember growing up, when our older brothers, sisters or even our parents in the middle of a real scary movie would remind us that “it’s only a movie” so we wouldn’t actually be scared to death?
The three of us watched 12 Years a Slave the other night and I nearly hated myself to death! Thank God I missed The Butler, or it would be my white ghost writing to you now, I promise you! No, I’m dead serious…even my wife was moved to distance herself from me sitting there on the couch! But it’s only a movie, I whispered to myself.
Companies are successful because they figure out how to satisfy a need. Hollywood is powerful because they’ve figured out how to make us feel…and dictators and presidents have always loved them for it! Sadly, our self-esteem as a nation has suffered terribly under this generation of film-makers though. Once upon a time the music of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and the Andrews Sisters, together with the comedy of Abbot & Costello on the silver screen boosted our moral as Americans at a time of world war when we needed it the most! These days however, the Hollywood recipe seems to have moved from unite, to divide and conquer I’m afraid.
How and why, for instance, would they make one of the greatest biblical stories ever (Noah)…and literally leave God out of it? Yesterday, I read a horrifying story of hospitals in “Great” Britain burning the bodies of aborted babies for heat, and I thought how and why would a single soul be shocked? This is exactly what Godless societies do! “It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies,” Burke told the magazine.
But can a Catholic Cardinal compete with a Hollywood Mogul? That’s the question!! If I were King of Hollywood, I’d be tempted to expose them all with my own blockbuster…
“The Money Meme is failing and the Ponzi is crumbling; the central banking War Gods are losing control of the ‘faith and belief’ support that is the glue that holds it all together. Public support for the Pontificating Politicians is at all time lows, and these mid level Mayhem Muckers are desperate to distract, divide and destroy in order to divert attention from themselves and their puppeteers.” I’d call it War Gods! “I have been speaking of late about personal sovereignty, of how first and foremost it is a State of Mind. The buck stops here for I alone decide if I will release the power that springs from within me and transfer it to the War Gods. If I were to do so, the sole result of this transaction would be that my power is used against me. I am a sovereign entity, a State of One, head honcho and chief bottle washer of Cognitive Dissonance. The Gods of War will not have my consent. Will they have yours?”
Then again, God himself has produced the greatest horror flick of ALL time! It is guaranteed to finally move the “restoration dial” and frighten every single one of us back to our very founding! Well, it’s in the works actually…but it will be called, “8 Years a President!” :-)
“Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God.” ~ Archbishop Chaput
A recent study showed that women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than do the men who mention it!
Smile and spread laughter; it’s good medicine; scripture promises it.
This doesn’t seem to fit with most of my conservative friends, but it does fit with our obligation to be good stewards of what man has been given domain over, so I ask you to listen and consider.
I’m about as conservative as anyone I know, and to be even more explicit, more transparent, trying to let you pigeon-hole me so you can get a fix on what I believe, where I’m at, and why, … I’ll admit that, until fairly recently, I’ve found very little to argue with Sean Hannity about, … but I differ vehemently on one very important issue he’s begun to harp on daily, and conservative or liberal, I ask you to listen …
“I’ve always tried to keep an open mind, but I realize that as I’ve grown older and had more experience, my belief system was more than just coherent but I realized that in my agreeing with the arch-conservatives, at times I’d become like them, … pretty dogmatic.
Long ago I stated that when everyone thinks alike, there’s a distinct possibility that no one in that group is truly thinking! When I found some disturbing facts that didn’t seem to fit, I began to re-examine one issue.
Sean ridicules Obama and other leftist Democrats saying that they claim Republicans actually want dirty air and water.
Most conservatives laugh at how ridiculous those charges sound … but in doing so, Hannity’s actually taking a page right out of Saul Alinsky’s book “Rules For Radicals” … ridiculing the opposition.
That may seem to be fair play, but it inhibits learning anything from each other. Like it or not, both sides need to understand that the opposition may have some good points and “divide and conquer” is not in our best interest where critical life and death issues exist.
He accuses them of what I thought was a ridiculous fantasy, but I wondered if there was any basis for their accusations.
Why bother, I thought, they don’t try to convince anyone; they just accuse and ridicule. But, … Sean never once mentions, the “Halliburton Loophole!” That’s what didn’t fit!
Is that where their charges stem from, about Republicans actually wanting dirty water? Republican’s children drink water too. Or is it that they claim Republicans children drink only bottled water? I don’t buy that; we’ve read the studies that claim that most bottled water is no better than tap water.
I don’t have a clue if that’s the root of their charges or not, but when one approaches the underlying issue objectively, this ultra conservative found even more startling information!
“The HALLIBURTON LOOPHOLE” is a law that allows the use of dangerous chemicals to be used to help ‘harvest’ oil from billions of acres of shale deposits. Those chemicals (who knows what they are) work their way into the aquifers and water tables where wells are drilled for our drinking water. It doesn’t take extraordinary common sense to know that cannot be healthy!
Who allowed these companies to refuse to disclose these deadly chemicals? Congress, of course …
We all know of their waste, of their smoke-filled, back-room deals, and how their credibility has dropped, but the people continue to re-elect them … Another good question to ask!
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) chemicals are exempt from federal disclosure laws. That’s due to famous language inside a 2005 federal law known as the “Halliburton Loophole,” which exempts drillers from the Clean Water Act.
A growing number of states – Pennsylvania among them – have passed their own disclosure regulations, though. Wyoming was first, in September 2010. Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Michigan followed suit. In June 2011, Texas became the first state to pass a law requiring companies to disclose what chemicals are being shot into the ground at each well.
Several other states, including Colorado and Montana, are in the process of writing disclosure regulations.
A website called FracFocus is becoming a national clearinghouse for information about fracking chemicals. It’s run by the Groundwater Protection Council, and received a ringing endorsement from the federal Department of Energy’s August report on shale drilling, which called for an “immediate” increase in well-by-well chemical disclosure.
All five state regulations and laws allow companies to claim “trade secrets,” as if they were another Coca Cola, and keep information about certain chemicals from being released to the public. Four of the five – Pennsylvania is the outlier – have set up websites where people can read well-by-well chemical information.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Senator, Bob Casey, is leading the push to close the federal disclosure loophole. But while the energy industry is on-board with state-level disclosure regulations, the bulk of drilling companies oppose federal requirements, calling them redundant.
Why is Hannity needing to promote jobs which pay $80-120,000 per year? Why are people leaving these jobs, may be a better question! I personally know of the death of one young man working in the N. Dakota shale-oil fields. Could it be that people are beginning to know the dangers of working with these dangerous chemicals? Just exactly why are these jobs paying so well?
One more closing point: Israel too, has a glut of oil-shale, yet they’re waiting for better technology, to safely “harvest’ their oil-shale. Who’s wiser?
As if it’s “news”, the media published a “revelation” – that it’s true that people die of a broken heart.
When Jesus was pierced with the spear, scripture tells us that both blood AND water, … flowed out of the wound.
From that, it’s obvious that the spear went deep enough that the pericardium, the membrane around the heart, was also pierced.
It’s well known that water collects around the heart when one is depressed or stressed. It’s no revelation; doctors / the medical community, has known this, for centuries.
Scripture also tells us that Jesus was a “MAN OF SORROWS” ….. another way of saying that he grieved for the human condition, as one does when one encounters the depressing plight of a loved one ….. That’s what I’ve felt, once I began sincerely praying for God to make me more like Jesus. I’d not expected that … What’s surprising too, … a real conundrum, … is that there’s also an inner joy within me, even as I grieve for man’s plight, for I know where HOME is … where I’m headed.
Reminds me to mention Occam’s Razor: “the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one.”
It all makes sense, doesn’t it?
Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:
The remains of aborted humans are being shipped to a US power facility, in order to provide electricity to Oregon residents.
The British Colombia Health Ministry has confirmed that ‘medical waste’ is sent to our country to be converted to electricity in waste-to-power plants. ‘Medical waste,’ in this brave new world of ours, includes amputated limbs, cancerous tissue, and the bodies of murdered children.
I don’t have any long tirade for you. I just need you to understand what’s happening here in your one nation under God. We are incinerating slaughtered babies so that we can charge our iPhones and power our televisions.
If we displace a few caribou to build a pipeline, or disadvantage a couple of dolphins to drill for oil, the public outrage cannot be contained. The cries of injustice…
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