Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stratfor's latest forecast

American think-tank Stratfor has issued a new 'Decade Forecast,' which says the EU will decay, China will end up in "a communist dictatorship," and Russia will disintegrate...though it hasn't done so yet, despite such predictions taking place in the past.

"It is unlikely that the Russian Federation will survive in its current form," the forecast’s chapter dedicated to Russia begins. The research maintains that Moscow’s "failure to transform energy revenues into self-sustaining economy" will eventually lead to a "repeat of the Soviet Union's experience in the 1980s and Russia's in the 1990s," with the process accompanied by a demographic decline that is set to "really hit" Russia.

However, the forecaster's founder and CEO, George Friedman, recently said that Russia has the ability to emerge from US-led sanctions and the recent drop in the ruble due to falling oil prices. "Russians' strength is that they can endure things that would break other nations," Friedman said, suggesting that the country "has military and political power that could begin to impinge on Europe."

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Texas separatists targeted

It seemed like a typical congressional meeting for the Republic of Texas. Senators and the president gathered in the center of a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall, surrounded by public onlookers, to debate issues of the national currency, develop international relations and celebrate the birthday of one of their oldest members.

But this wasn't 1836, and this would be no ordinary legislative conference. Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, the Kerr County Sheriff's Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI.

In the end, at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing all cellphones and recording equipment in a Valentine's Day 2015 raid on the Texas separatist group.

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A free and open internet, haha

The administration’s plan to create a "free and open Internet" means, as usual, the opposite of what it says. As Gordon Crovitz explains in the Wall Street Journal, it is really a monumental, bare-faced power grab.

The permissionless Internet, which allows anyone to introduce a website, app or device without government review, ends this week. On Thursday the three Democrats among the five commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission will vote to regulate the Internet under rules written for monopoly utilities.

No one, including the bullied FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, thought the agency would go this far. The big politicization came when President Obama in November demanded that the supposedly independent FCC apply the agency’s most extreme regulation to the Internet. A recent page-one Wall Street Journal story headlined "Net Neutrality: How White House Thwarted FCC Chief" documented "an unusual, secretive effort inside the White House . . . acting as a parallel version of the FCC itself."…

The more than 300 pages of new regulations are secret, but Mr. Wheeler says they will subject the Internet to the key provisions of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, under which the FCC oversaw Ma Bell.

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Get a job

A judge has told the ex-wife of a millionaire racehorse surgeon to get a job and stop thinking she has the right to be "supported for life" at his expense.

Lord Justice Pitchford said divorcees with children aged over seven should work for a living in a decision which signals an end to leisurely living for ex partners of wealthy spouses.

Former riding instructor and mother-of-two Tracey Wright, 51, chose not to be a working mother when she split up with top equine surgeon Ian Malcolm Wright in 2008.

After 11 years of marriage, the couple's £1.3 million, seven-bedroom home, set in 16 acres of Suffolk countryside, was ordered to be sold and the proceeds split.

Mrs Wright came away with a £450,000 mortgage-free house in the heart of riding country, in Newmarket, Suffolk, plus stabling for her horse and her daughters' ponies.

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Malls under attack

Forget ISIS and its threat to terrorize American malls. Dozens of shopping areas are already under attack.

Since the Christmas season, at least 25 malls around the country have experienced black mob violence, many connected to movie theaters. With much of the mayhem captured on video. With many of the malls turning into No Go Zones because of the regular racial violence and the muted response to it.

Let’s list these attacks, starting with the latest and working back. Follow along on the video, if you like. The first three are from Valentine’s Day:

At Pittsfield Township, near Ann Arbor, more than 100 black people attacked patrons and police and destroyed property, first at a movie theater, then an arcade, then a restaurant. Two were arrested.

At Ocoee, Florida, near Orlando, 800 to 1000 black people tried to rush into a theater without paying, then created violence in the lobby and the parking lot, where they defied police, destroyed property and assaulted others.

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Use of swastika was more common that thought

When is a swastika a good sign? The answer is, crudely, when it predates the Nazi party’s adoption of the crooked cross in 1920, for the swastika is one of the most ancient and one of the most widespread of human symbols.

In many countries it remained an essentially religious symbol, locked into a pre-modern memory of God or gods. However, in one European country, other than Germany, it was taken up as a military symbol, namely Finland. After the Finnish Whites had successfully broken Lenin’s attempt to keep Finland within Soviet Russia it emerged from nationalist circles, though without the sinister connotations that the dreadful red, white and black sign to the south would soon evoke. The hakarasti, the Finnish swastika appeared particularly in the Finnish airforce typically as a blue cross or on a blue background.

The Finnish airforce, which would do such outstanding service against the Soviets in the Winter War, adopted the swastika in 1918 when Eric von Rosen, a Swede, donated a plane to the newly created Finnish airforce and the plane arrived with von Rosen good luck sign, a blue swastika on it.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nemesis is always on the trail of Hubris

In September 2013, Jeri Wright, daughter of Reverend "God Damn America" Wright, and 12 other Democrats were charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy.

In March 2014 Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s daughter Jeri was found guilty on eleven counts that included money laundering and lying to federal agents.

This week US District Judge Sue E. Myerscough sent Jeri Wright to prison.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported:
Jeri L. Wright, the daughter of President Barack Obama’s former pastor, is headed to jail after a federal judge on Monday revoked a deal that allowed her to remain free as she awaits sentencing on a money-laundering conviction.

U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough ruled that there was probable cause to believe that Wright committed a theft while she was free on bail and ordered Wright detained by U.S. marshals in Springfield, according to Sharon Paul, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in the Central District of Illinois.

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Of course he hates America

As observers of the MSM herd know, the "elite" media have swooned over "scandalous" allegations that Obama is unpatriotic and that he might be a closet Muslim. Instead, however and of course, of investigating whether these things are true, the media commissars have focussed on the "crazy" right-wingers who have dared to broach these taboo subjects.

Well, broach them we must; broach them we will.

To the first issue: Does Obama not love America and, in fact, does he side with our enemies? While this humble blog has dealt with this issue many times in the past, the best reply to that, as usual, comes from the great Canadian observer of the world and truth teller, Mark Steyn,
One way to look at the current "leader of the free world" is this: If he were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?

For example, he has spent most of this week hosting an international conference on something called "violent extremism". Whatever may be said of Munich, Chamberlain never hosted a three-day summit on "rearmament" in general whose entire purpose was to deny that "rearmament" and "Germany" were in any way connected. Yet that is exactly the message the United States government has just offered to the world - in between such eccentric side spectacles as Marie Harf, star of the hilarious new comedy Geopolitically Blonde, explaining her jobs-for-jihadis program, and the new hombre in charge of the planet's mightiest military machine having his woman felt up on camera by Joe Biden. Now there's a message to send to the misogynists of Burqastan about what happens when you let the missuses out of their body bags.

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Quote of the day

"I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community." --Congressman Luis Guiterrez, as quoted in Newsweek, Nov 29, 2010
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Obama's mentor

Frank Marshall Davis was a college graduate, card carrying, writing, organizing, advocate member of the commie party, a self admitted bisexual, pornographer and pedophile. Nice guy to mentor a future POTUS, right?

Sure we don’t know his grades and his birth and parentage info is obscured, but Frank is for real.

I knew about Frank years ago from reading many books and essays. I have background file and books that measure a foot or more.

I learned early and well during the run up to the 2008 election from David Freddoso, Jerome Corsi, Jack Cashill, Stanley Kurtz, Paul Kengor, David Horowitz, and many essayists.

I must say there was a complicit MSM and dem party that pretended they didn’t or maybe they liked the idea of a commie in the White House? You think, maybe? Hopey,changey is what all commie revolutions promoteand destruction of the establishmentwhere did the bamster violate that canon or stray from that manifesto? Chicago commie politics is the exemplar, the Midwest Academy, Saul Alinsky and his acolytes, including Hillary and the bamster.

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Sayonara, yo-yo

Rajendra Pachauri resigned as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today. It was a long time coming. As a journalist who has followed his career for the past five years, writing enough to fill a full-length book, my assessment of 74-year-old Pachauri is a harsh one: He has been a non-stop train wreck.

Today, he finally exited the stage. In true Pachauri fashion, his resignation letter is a two-page love letter to himself. You wouldn’t know that recent allegations of sexual assault, stalking, harassment, and uttering threats suggest strongly that he is a longtime sexual predator.

You wouldn’t know that this latest scandal has profoundly undermined the credibility of the IPCC in the run-up to the UN climate summit scheduled for Paris in December.

Instead, Pachauri talks about all the wonderful things that happened during his 13-year reign. He refers to "priceless assets" and "unmatched contributions." And to the "close friends and colleagues" who urged him to finish his term rather than quit early. (Neglecting to mention the calls for his resignation issued by the Sunday London Times, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, and the New Scientist over the years.)

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Right wingers are bigger threat than Islamists

A new Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment circulated this month focuses on the threat of right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups in the U.S. Some law enforcement groups say the threat is equal to, and occasionally greater than, the threat from Islamic extremist groups.

The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010, CNN reported Friday.

These types of extremists believe that they can ignore laws because those laws attack their individual rights, even in routine daily instances like a traffic stop or being required to obey a court order, CNN reported Friday.

In one instance in Louisiana in 2012 a father and son were accused of engaging in a shootout with police after an officer puled them over for a traffic violation. Two offices were killed and several others wounded in the shooting. The two men were sovereign citizen extremists who claimed the police had no authority over them.

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Recent poll in Texas


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We don't need no stinking shrines

A shrine in memory of the 17 people killed in attacks by three Islamist gunmen in Paris last month has been vandalised, it emerged on Sunday.

It is the fourth time the makeshift memorial, consisting of flowers, notes and photographs, has been damaged in just two weeks, said Sabrina Deliry, head of a group called "17 Never Again", which created the shrine in Place de la République in central Paris.

"We’re sickened and disgusted," Ms Deliry said after finding the flowers and messages of peace kicked, torn and scattered.

"It’s not the wind or the rain that did it as even objects and messages that were covered have been vandalised," she said.

"When this happened before, we repaired the damage without saying anything, but this is too much."

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Greatest scandal in the history of science

What is particularly telling is the silence of the compilers of surface temperature records in response to requests from critics for a proper explanation of how and why they had needed to make so many adjustments to the original data.

Mother Nature has certainly been showing her amusement at those excitable claims last month that 2014 was "the hottest year on record". In the north-eastern US, the past month has been the coldest since records were kept, and four of the five Great Lakes are on the verge of freezing over completely for the first time in living memory. Snow has fallen in Greece and across the Middle East as far south as Saudi Arabia, where locals gleefully building snowmen were greeted by a fatwa sternly pointing out that to make images of animate creatures was an offence against Islamic law.

How did we know that 2014 was "the hottest year ever"? This was based entirely on surface temperature data originally compiled by the US Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN), but then translated into their own versions by the compilers of three of the five official temperature records. But as I explained in two previous articles, a growing number of experts across the world have been discovering that something very odd has been going on with these records. Again and again they found that, checking them against the raw data originally recorded by weather stations, this had then been comprehensively "adjusted", almost invariably in the same direction.

Earlier data had been "adjusted" downwards, more recent data upwards, to show much more of a warming trend than the actual recorded temperatures justified. Often, as Paul Homewood demonstrated on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog after checking many weather stations in South America and across the Arctic a cooling trend over the past century had been transformed into a warming trend.

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Hijacked?

There is an entrenched view among many Westerners that Islam has been hijacked by radicals. The view is based in Western "hope" that Islam is a peaceful religion ... that it is like other religions ... and that its foundations are basically respectful of human rights. This notion is grounded in "progressive" ideology, not historic or theological fact.

Why "progressives" so stubbornly cling to such a benign view of Islam is unclear. I suppose it's part wishful thinking or a result of humanist sentiment, or perhaps due to the influence of writers who assure us that Islamic doctrine is, in fact, peaceful.

Yet, if one is to judge Islam by its works, the picture that emerges is anything but comforting. Historically, Islam has persecuted non-Muslims virtually each and every time it has held a plurality. Where Muslims dominate(d), but did not persecute others, was generally a result of colonial or dictatorial powers that held them in check. There are few exceptions. It is a fact which stands to this very day. Even in Turkey, which is often held up as a positive example, non-Muslims have lived a tentative existence (and not that long ago suffered horrifically under the Turkomans). In fact, recent events in Turkey see it sliding ever more into the arms of Muslim fundamentalists.

Another "moderate" Muslim realm so often held up as an example of Muslim "peacefulness" is Indonesia. True, Indonesian Islam from the time of the Dutch East Indies, tended toward a live and let live Islam that blended local animism and Muslim tenants. It is interesting to note though, that even during the colonial era, fundamentalist Muslim insurgencies were known for the there murderous ways and zealotry. As in Turkey, modern Indonesia is witness to a slow inexorable slide toward fundamentalism and its accompanying human rights abuses.

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Gulf of Mexico blowout not as damaging as first thought

As the litigation for the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill lurches through the legal system, the case has become a magnet for those seeking to take advantage of the deep-pockets oil industry defendant. In addition to those looking to prosper directly from the spill, the environmentalists and their mainstream media allies have exploited the situation to make their case against the use of oil in general -- and more specifically, against offshore drilling and oil production.

If you restrict your reading on the topic to what appears in the mainstream media, you may be convinced that the science shows the DWH oil spill had catastrophic impacts across much of the Gulf of Mexico. But a critical review of the peer-reviewed science on the topic reveals that many of the concerns have been wildly overblown.

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Lincoln's fate

"I cannot be shut up in an iron cage and guarded," Abraham Lincoln said irritably when his friend Leonard Swett worried that the chief executive’s security was inadequate. A president must go among the people, Lincoln explained. "One man’s life is as dear to him as another’s, and if a man takes my life, he may be reasonably sure that he will lose his own," he told another friend, Rep. Cornelius Cole of California. The president had thought of assassination, yes, "but I do not believe it is my fate to die in this way."

Lincoln’s friends remained worried. As the Civil War entered its final months, the Confederacy was thrashing like a harpooned shark, plotting to rob Northern banks, raid prison camps, wreck trains and send disease-infected clothing to Washington, D.C. One night the Rebels tried to set ablaze some 19 hotels and other public buildings in New York City. The Yankees had already targeted Jefferson Davis for capture or worse. Would the South now, in response, suspend the unwritten rules that had protected Lincoln from a bullet?

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Help wanted

NBC News is looking for a replacement for serial liar Brian Williams. Here's what they are looking for....

1. Ability to read teleprompter

2. Ability to ignore history

3. Ability to push the leftist narrative without laughing

4. Ability to lie with air of contemplative concern

5. Harvard degree preferred
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Monday, February 23, 2015

9/11/2001

24 hard facts about 9/11 that cannot be debunked

9/11 has been one of the biggest events in recent history that sparked a mass awakening across the world.

There has been much debate as to how it happened, who is responsible and why.

To this day about 1/3 of americans do not believe the official story.

In other areas of the world as much as 90% of the country does not believe the official story.

Here is a list of 24 facts that cannot be debunked about 9/11.....

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Execution by elephant

Here's a horrifying fact. Trained elephants were once used to torture and execute people. Some of the earliest references come from the Bible. The latest came in the 1800s.

In The Surgeon's Daughter, a novel by Sir Walter Scott, the villain seduces a pure young Scottish girl, gets her to elope with him to India, and tries to sell her into slavery. This being the worst thing a man could possibly do at the dawn of the Victorian era, the villain had to suffer an uncommonly gruesome fate. He was killed by being pressed slowly to death by an elephant.

Scott didn't get this idea from his imagination. He was told about death by elephant from Colonel James Ferguson, a military friend of his who had served in India. Execution by elephant was an uncommon, but unforgettable, punishment for nearly two thousand years. Romans and Greeks who visited the eastern Arabian Peninsula and Southern India mentioned witnessing these executions. Travelers, from rabbis to Muslim scholars, mention the execution in their memoirs. The last mention of it came in the 1800s, around Scott's time.

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Quote of the day


Muslims honor terrorist, big surprise

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, the man who attacked a cafe and a synagogue in Copenhagen. Estimates put the crowd attending his funeral at from 600-700 this, in Denmark. Many wore masks and flashed the ISIS salute. The article says, "up to half of the attendees, who were all men, had masked their faces with jackets or scarves. More directed their index fingers toward the sky, while others beat their chests with a clenched fist."

It is hard to square the sight of that funeral, with its open defiance, symbolism and militancy, with the media narrative a line which the president has sought to advance that people like the Denmark shooter are crazy: "Lone Wolves", disturbed individuals and marginalized persons who belong to no larger community of belief.

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Charges against Obama and Hillary?

President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took great care of the Muslim Brotherhood while the terrorist group was briefly in charge of Egypt following the Arab Spring.

Though the group is no longer in power, as they were ousted by the Egyptian military, Egypt hasn’t forgotten the aid and comfort Obama provided the terrorist group during their short reign.

Egypt has officially charged both Obama and Clinton with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood. These serious charges aren’t a stretch, as Obama has been seen protecting the group in various ways, including placing them on a "hands off" list to allow entrance into the United States and even an invite into his own administration.

While the group controlled Egypt, Obama made sure that they had plenty of weapons, including tanks, light and heavy arms and even planes to the tune of billions of dollars.

The Muslim Brotherhood is all about implementing Shariah law in Western countries, and the United States is no exception. They wouldn’t hesitate to harm or kill any Christian or Jew who aren’t willing to accept or share their radical faith. We’ve already seen several examples of Shariah spreading to the West and it’s only getting worse.

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Living with parents

"30.3 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are living with a parent, according to data from the Census Bureau. The data comes from a Census release called 'Young Adults: Then and Now,' which 'illustrates characteristics of the young adult population (age 18-34) across the decades using data from the 1980, 1990 and 2000 Censuses and the 2009-2013 American Community Survey.'

"In 1980, according to the Census, 22.9 percent of the total population ages 18 to 34 were living with a parent who was deemed the householder. In 1990, the percentage living with their parents increased to 24.2 percent." So big whoop. From 23 to 24%, that's one percentage point in 10 years. Big whoop.

"In 2000, the percentage dropped back down to 23%. In 2009-2013, it reached the highest level reported in the data set ever. Once again, news that is not good, news that is not flattering, news that is not portentous in a good way occurring during the Obama administration, 30% of Millennials living at home.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lynchings in the southwest

THE recent release of a landmark report on the history of lynching in the United States is a welcome contribution to the struggle over American collective memory. Few groups have suffered more systematic mistreatment, abuse and murder than African-Americans, the focus of the report.

One dimension of mob violence that is often overlooked, however, is that lynchers targeted many other racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, including Native Americans, Italians, Chinese and, especially, Mexicans.

Americans are largely unaware that Mexicans were frequently the targets of lynch mobs, from the mid-19th century until well into the 20th century, second only to African-Americans in the scale and scope of the crimes. One case, largely overlooked or ignored by American journalists but not by the Mexican government, was that of seven Mexican shepherds hanged by white vigilantes near Corpus Christi, Tex., in late November 1873. The mob was probably trying to intimidate the shepherds’ employer into selling his land. None of the killers were arrested.

From 1848 to 1928, mobs murdered thousands of Mexicans, though surviving records allowed us to clearly document only about 547 cases. These lynchings occurred not only in the southwestern states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, but also in states far from the border, like Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Canadians aren't fooled by climate change nonsense

The US security establishment views climate change as real and a dangerous threat to national security. But Canada takes a very different view, according to a secret intelligence memo prepared by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

The memo, stamped "Canadian eyes only", repeatedly casts doubt on the causes of climate change the burning of fossil fuels and its potential threat.

The 44-page intelligence assessment of Canada’s environmental protest movement was prepared for the government of Stephen Harper, who is expected to roll out new anti-terror legislation.

In the memo, obtained by Greenpeace and seen by the Guardian, the RCMP repeatedly departs from the conclusions of an overwhelming majority of scientists and the majority of elected leaders in the international arena that climate change is a growing threat to global security.

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Scottish hippies

Evans couldn’t wait to create his retrograde society, where waif-like girls ‘with long, tawny dreadlocks’ would be doling out ‘bowls of bean stew from a steaming cauldron’. He sold his house, gave up his academic career and moved to a field near Inverness. He looked at an adjacent waterfall and thought it could ‘generate electricity’. He gazed at an acre of scrubland and believed he could ‘keep a few pigs and chickens’. He spotted a deer and, though he had no butchery or tanning training, imagined turning its hide into shoes and gloves.

Fair play to Evans: by the time he came to write this book he realised he was delusional. Though he had no difficulty recruiting like-minded eccentrics to join him in his ‘experimental community’ (a former Royal Marine who had ambitions to be a cobbler; a computer-programmer ‘passionate about vegetables’; a teacher who’d once met an Inuit; a graffiti artist from Belfast; a Cambridge student keen on the recorder), Evans admits that his utopia was doomed to failure. It attracted only idealists and disaffected romantics when what was needed were people with practical skills, like plumbers, carpenters and engineers. Soon the militant vegetarians were squabbling with the meat-eaters, and the small group began to disintegrate. One member even started to invent his own religion, building a shrine with ‘carefully arranged’ bits of driftwood and old coins.

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Upstate New Yorkers want to secede to Pennsylvania

The local economy is pushing one organization in Upstate New York to pose a question: Is it possible to secede to Pennsylvania?

The Upstate New York Towns Association is researching this very topic. The group says a few factors pushing its research are high property taxes, low sales tax revenue and the recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York.

"The Southern Tier is desolate," said Conklin Town Supervisor Jim Finch (R). "We have no jobs and no income. The richest resource we have is in the ground."

Finch said the ground in Conklin is rich with natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. However, that shale is unable to be tapped. He described this ban as a violation of his natural rights as a property owner.

There are 15 towns interested in the secession, according to the Towns Association. These towns are in Broome, Delaware, Tioga and Sullivan counties. The association declined to name the towns without their permission and also declined to comment on specifics at this time. As of now, research is ongoing. The group will be updating Action News with all of their findings in the coming weeks.

The association said it's comparing taxes and the cost of doing business in the two states. It says the facts show there is a huge difference between the two.

Also being considered are things like workers comp, surcharges, unemployment and health insurance. The association's understanding is that the secession would have to be approved by the New York State Legislature, the Pennsylvania State Legislature and the U. S. government.

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Anti-gun lawyer busted for carrying gun in airport

David Malik, a well-known civil rights lawyer, was arrested Saturday afternoon after authorities discovered a handgun in his carry-on bag at a Cleveland airport, but the attorney said it was a simple mistake.

According to a statement by Malik, he had recently been target shooting with a concealed carry instructor when he apparently forgot to remove the gun from his bag. He then used the same bag to pack for the trip he had planned to take and inadvertently brought the .22-caliber handgun, along with ammo, to the airport. Authorities confirmed that the gun was unloaded.

Malik called it "a stupid mistake."

Nonetheless, after spending the night in jail, Malik was released on bond Sunday and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning, local media reports.

Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, pointed out the irony of the case.

"What’s interesting about David is he is such an anti-gun person," Loomis said. "He’s such an anti-violence person, and of all the things for him to get arrested for, that really surprises me."

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A mystery species

A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA that seems to have come from another species that is currently unknown to science. The discovery suggests that there was rampant interbreeding between ancient human species in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago. But, far more significant was the finding that they also mated with a mystery species from Asia one that is neither human nor Neanderthal.

Scientists launched into a flurry of discussion and debate upon hearing the study results and immediately began speculating about what this unknown species could be. Some have suggested that a group may have branched off to Asia from the Homo heidelbernensis, who resided in Africa about half a million years ago. They are believed to be the ancestors of Europe’s Neanderthals.

However others, such as Chris Stringer, a paleoanthropologist at the London Natural History Museum, admitted that they "don’t have the faintest idea" what the mystery species could be.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Manchurian candidate?

I can’t believe I’m actually asking if Obama is a Manchurian candidate. I am so NOT into conspiracy theories. For me, it was always Oswald with the Mannlicher-Carcano in the Texas School Book Depository. The only conspiracy I ever believed in was the Black Sox Scandal. And yet… and yet….

No, I still don’t believe it. It’s simply not true. Barack Obama is not the Manchurian candidate. That’s just an excuse. The only problem is…

He’s worse. He’s far worse. Barack Obama doesn’t have to be a Manchurian candidate. He can and is doing more damage without being one. A Manchurian candidate could be exposed (yes, and possibly could not). Barack Obama doesn’t need that. He and the media and the brainwashed public that elected him are destroying our country (and the West) all by themselves. They don’t need any secret conspirators in the back room. They’re all there in public view. And how.

Obamacare and the sabotaging of the immigration system were bad enough, but they are absolutely trivial compared to what is going on now. We have the next thing to a jihadist in the White House. From the inability to name Islamic terrorists as Islamic, to the failure to name Jews as the objects of homicidal anti-Semitism at a kosher market, to the complete omission of the word Christian when 21 Christians have their heads cut off (simultaneously!) for being Christian, we have in the Oval Office not only the worst president in the history of our country, we have the worst person to be president.

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Bush lied about WMD's in Iraq, or did he?

The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials.

The extraordinary arms purchase plan, known as Operation Avarice, began in 2005 and continued into 2006, and the American military deemed it a nonproliferation success. It led to the United States’ acquiring and destroying at least 400 Borak rockets, one of the internationally condemned chemical weapons that Saddam Hussein’s Baathist government manufactured in the 1980s but that were not accounted for by United Nations inspections mandated after the 1991 Persian Gulf war.

The effort was run out of the C.I.A. station in Baghdad in collaboration with the Army’s 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion and teams of chemical-defense and explosive ordnance disposal troops, officials and veterans of the units said. Many rockets were in poor condition and some were empty or held a nonlethal liquid, the officials said. But others contained the nerve agent sarin, which analysis showed to be purer than the intelligence community had expected given the age of the stock.

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Quote of the day


The sun is stationary, dontcha know?

A Saudi cleric has appeared in a video rejecting that Earth revolves around the sun, claiming instead that it is "stationary." His statements have incited a fiery response on social media.

When questioned by a student about whether the Earth was stationary or moving, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari responded with "stationary and does not move," Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabia reported.

He then attempted to support his theory with a strange blend of logic and clerical statements.

"First of all, where are we now? We’re going to Sharjah Airport to travel to China by plane, [is that] clear? Focus with me, this is the Earth," he said while holding up a sealed water cup.

He proceeded to say that if the plane stopped dead in its tracks in mid-air, "China would be coming towards it in case the Earth rotates in one direction. If the Earth rotates in the opposite direction, the plane would never reach China, because China is also rotating," he said.

The shaky reasoning incited a torrent of responses on Twitter under a hashtag which roughly translates as #cleric_rejects_rotation_of_Earth.

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Sex offenders targeted in prison homicides

California prisoners are killed at a rate double the national averageand sex offenders account for a disproportionate number of victims, according to an AP analysis of corrections records. Male sex offenders made up about 15% of the prison population but accounted for nearly 30% of homicide victims. The deaths23 out of 78 deaths cataloged since 2007come despite the state's special housing units designed to protect the most vulnerable inmates, including sex offenders, often marked men behind bars. In some cases, they've been killed among the general prison population, and in others, within the special units by violent cellmates. Officials acknowledge that those units, which also house inmates trying to quit gangs, have spawned their own gangs. Corrections officials blamed a rise in the prison homicide rate on an overhaul that keeps lower-level offenders in county lockups, leaving prisons with a higher percentage of sex offenders and violent gang members.

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Only government approved speech is free speech

Amnesty International is a globalist United Nations proxy organization which receives heavy funding from highly morally dubious figures such as George Soros, among others. Like all "human rights" groups, its principle goal is to serve as an extension of Western imperialism and warmongering under the guise of "human rights," which is perhaps the most Orwellian term in the modern political lexicon. Nonetheless, Amnesty International has, of course, duped plenty of wannabe philanthropists into supporting it so that they may pat themselves on the back and feel like they’re being charitable. But, like all "human rights" groups, Amnesty International is characterized by selective outrage, and there is no better an example of this than their stance on freedom of speech.

What is freedom of speech, you ask? From Amnesty International themselves:
Free speech is the right to say whatever you like about whatever you like, whenever you like, right? Wrong.
Wrong? Really? Because I was under the impression that freedom of speech was indeed the right to say whatever you like about whatever you like, whenever you like.

In postmodernist "human rights" discourse, however, "free speech" is a category of speech, with the "free" being an adjective. Only government-approved speech is "free" speech. Anything else is "hate speech" and/or "incitement". Every "human rights" group strongly supports "hate speech" laws, and Amnesty International is certainly no exception.

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War on coal is just a ruse

What great cause could unite Prince Charles, President Obama, the Pope, the Arab Oil sheiks, the United Nations, the European Union, the Russians, the Chinese, Pacific Island Nations, most undeveloped countries, the glitterati of Hollywood, left-wing politicians, unrepentant reds, government media, the climate research industry, Big Oil, Big Gas and the Green Blob. It must be something posing a clear and urgent danger to all humanity?

No, the crusade that unites them all is the War on Carbon Fuels, focussed mainly on that most vilified target, coal.

The biggest group, and the generals in this war on carbon, have no real interest in the facts or science of global climate change they see climate alarmism as a great opportunity to achieve their goal of creating an unelected global government. They have even laid out their plans in a document called Agenda 21.

This group naturally includes the United Nations and all of its subsidiaries, the EU, and left wing politicians and media everywhere. At a news conference in Brussels recently, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but "to change the economic development model" ie destroy what is left of free enterprise and private property.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Man your shredders

Get the shredders readythe Tea Party could be coming.

The city’s new municipal ID program allows for personal info provided by applicants to be destroyed at the end of 2016, in case a conservative Republican wins the White House and demands the data, the law’s co-sponsor told The Post on Monday.

City Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Brooklyn) said the measure was crafted so data submitted by those seeking the cards can be destroyed on Dec. 31, 2016.

The cards are aimed at undocumented immigrants.

"In case a Tea Party Republican comes into office and says, ‘We want all of the data from all of the municipal ID programs in the country,’ we’re going to take the data," he explained.

The next president assumes office Jan. 20, 2017.

"That date is an important signal to the future of immigration reform. That allows us to prepare for any new leadership," Menchaca said.

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Bloomberg unleashed

An audio recording of a talk former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has attempted to block from being broadcast has surfaced online.

The full audio of the Feb. 6 event, held at the Aspen Institute, shows that the 73-year-old media mogul’s remarks about minorities and gun control were even more candid in some respects than initially reported.

"It’s controversial, but first thing is all of your95 percent of your murders, and murderers, and murder victims fit one [unintelligible]. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all of the cops. They are male, minorities, 15 to 25. That’s true in New York, it’s true in virtually every city in America," said Bloomberg.

"You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people getting killed," he continued. "First thing you can do to help that group is to keep them alive."

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Kill cops

Plainly they’re reading The Post up at Harvard Law.

Because just hours after this newspaper reported on plans by two Harvard Law student groups to honor a New York City lawyer whose office was involved in a video extolling cop-killing, the university backed down.

The would-be honoree’s name is Robin Steinberg, and she runs the Bronx Defenders legal aid group that came under fire after two of its lawyers appeared in a rap video calling for the execution of police officers.

Even so, two student groups the Harvard Women’s Law Association and the Law and International Development Society had planned to honor Steinberg as an "inspiration" to all would-be lawyers as part of their 2nd Annual International Women’s Day celebrations.

But now they’ve canceled. A public statement issued Monday put it this way: "We did not intend for her nomination to suggest in any way that it is acceptable to harm police officers or incite others to do so."

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Somebody gets it at the EU

Roger Helmer, MEP gave a speech in the European Parliament on 26 January 2015 pointing out how runaway renewable policies have resulted in an industrial massacre in Europe. Roger is on the money when he says:

"We have a policy which is exporting jobs, exporting investment, exporting manufacturing, and increasing CO2 emissions at the same time."

Here’s the speech....

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Intentionally transforming the world's economy

Well, at least we finally have a liberal willing to admit that they’ve been lying to us all this time. Christiana Figueres is the executive secretary of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, and she recently made a devastating admission… the goal of environmental activism is not to save the world from terrifying environmental calamity, but to end capitalism.


"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution," she said.

Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history."

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High speed rail in Texas

A private company’s plan to build a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston came further into focus Tuesday as the company announced its preferred route for the multibillion-dollar project.

Texas Central Railway said it has informed the Federal Railroad Administration that it prefers to build tracks dedicated to the project along land reserved for high-voltage electric transmission lines, a route that the company had dubbed the "Utility Corridor."

In a news release, the company called the Utility Corridor the "superior alternative" to a second route that hewed closely to existing right-of-way owned by BNSF Railway, a national freight rail company based in Fort Worth. Texas Central officials had previously said that route would only work if the company could come to an agreement with BNSF. A request to BNSF was not immediately returned Tuesday.

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