Thursday, April 30, 2009

Feds “demanded total secrecy” in NYC flyover-we demand answers

The following questions are raised by Doug Hagmann in his article. Will we ever get the answers from our government? I doubt it.

  • Louis E. Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, publicly stated that he “approved” of a “mission over New York” and assumed full responsibility for the fallout it caused. If the plan did not originate with Caldera, who created the “mission” and where did it “originate?”
  • According to a memo obtained by NYC CBS Channel 2, “Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.” Why? What was the motive?
  • According to initial reports, federal officials failed to notify New York officials about this event (despite of the anticipated panic). However, subsequent reports indicate that some New York City officials were indeed notified, but were restricted under the severest of classification - the punishment of losing federal money - if anyone broke silence about this planned event. If this was indeed an innocuous photo-op as claimed, why the need for secrecy that includes those assigned to protect the city from enemy attack?
  • Who was aboard the Air Force One lookalike? Please supply the passenger manifest.
  • Several prominent buildings were evacuated by the perceived threat of a terrorist attack on lower Manhattan shortly after 10:00 AM Monday. According to official White House accounts, Barack Hussein Obama claims he did not know about this until later in the afternoon. Considering the national security implications, what was the reason for the delay?
  • The “mission” was conducted at a reported cost of $328,835. Is that a reasonable allocation of taxpayer money for a “photo-op?”
Here is the "official story" from the Associated press (what a joke):

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Chinese Glass Factory Safety Review

Watch this video:

Kish Comments:

Sorry... In response to the comment from "afodis", this is NOT a safe place to work.

Key points:

1) Note the hot glass in close proximity to the two ladies in the pit. It would be too easy for one of the ladies to get blind-sided in the back of the head by a flaming-hot blob of glass.

2) Trip hazards are all over the floor and there appear to be no clear walkpaths... Think about one of the workers tripping and falling while carrying a hot blob of glass over your head (from the perspective of one of the ladies in the pit).

3) Lack of PPE (personal protective equipment): Safety glasses, hearing protection, face / head shields, heat resistant gloves and clothing.

4) Notice the lighting. If it weren't a bright sunny day when this video was taken, it would be very dark inside this building. Lack of lighting would increase the trip hazard risk. Do you think that they would shut down production if it were cloudy? I doubt it.

If this factory were inspected in the United States, it would be immediately shut down until the conditions above were remedied.

A Belated Apology to Michael Medved

The Evil Ways of CNN - Comments

With regards to the following blog posting: “The Evil Ways of CNN”.

Kish Comments:

Mr. Greer,

You have a very logical and well thought out piece here. I found particular interest in your 3 conclusions:

1) CNN reporters and editors lack the knowledge and/or the ability to accurately represent what is happening in Iraq.

2) CNN is misleading the public in order to portray Iraq in as bad of a light as possible.

3) CNN is misleading the public in order to gain popular interest and a larger readership.

In looking at the rest of your piece, it seems that you chose to dismiss conclusions 1 and 2 and focus the rest of your research and data on conclusion 3. I think that dismissing 1 and 2 are a mistake. Further more, I think that the correct conclusion is: “All of the above".

You covered conclusion 3 very well... So I'll leave that be. Now, working backwards, let's look at conclusion 2:

2) CNN is misleading the public in order to portray Iraq in as bad of a light as possible.

With regards to conclusion 2: Please Google the following topic: "liberal media bias".

I know, it's hard to believe at first... After all, I'm a recovered liberal myself. But, when you look into it, the answer is clear: CNN promotes a liberal agenda.

Now, with regards to conclusion 1:

I firmly believe that, due to liberal agenda bias, CNN reporters and editors lack the ability to accurately represent what is happening in Iraq. Good news in Iraq didn't fit the liberal template of the time. Remember all of the Democrats on capital hill? At the time of the article in question, they were all shouting: "Iraq is lost!" and "Bush Failed". They were shouting these things in order to push their agenda and get their people elected.

Unfortunately for the country, with the aid of networks like CNN, it worked.

Note: I am not a fan of George Bush, Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. I am however, a fan of the United States and the United States Constitution.

Thank you for the well thought out article. I enjoyed it.

If you like, you may contact me to discuss this further. My contact information is available through the following blog:

J.N. Kish

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Play multiple podcasts automatically on the iPod

I recently bought an FM transmitter for my 4G iPod Photo, and got excited because I could finally listen to some podcasts enroute to and from work. Usually I get a few days behind and listen to a handful at a time. But, frustration quickly set in because if I select a group of podcasts (e.g. The Onion Radio News) under the Podcast menu, only the currently selected one will play. When it's done, I'm returned to the top-level menu list, from where I have to manually navigate back to the Podcast directory and start the next podcast. This drives me nuts! And it's not exactly safe to be navigating around the iPod when I'm driving -- way worse than a cellphone in my book.

So, I've finally found out how to make the iPod play them sequentially, automatically. Here's how:
  1. In iTunes, expand the podcast of your choice by clicking on the arrow next to the title.

  2. Highlight all the podcasts you want to play together (Command-clicking to add individual items, or Shift-clicking to select a range).

  3. Do a Get Info (Command-I) and set 'Part of a Compilation' to 'Yes.'

  4. Sync your iPod.

  5. Make sure you've enabled compilations on the iPod (Settings > Compilations > On).

  6. Navigate to the podcast compilation (e.g. Music > Compilations > The Onion Radio News) and play.
Your podcasts should now play in sequential order, newest first, unless you have Random enabled. And you can now skip forward and backwards in the list, too!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

He will take the magnificant buildings as a backdrop... But he will leave behind the reasons for which they were constructed.

Here are the headlines:

NBC: Jesus Missing From Obama's Georgetown Speech
White House asked university to cover symbol

CNS: Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

FOX: Georgetown University Hid Religious Symbols at White House Request
Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, covered up religious insignia symbolizing the name of Jesus during President Obama's address there Tuesday after the White House requested the change.

He will take off his shoes and be photographed as he visits a Mosque, yet will not give a speech in front of a symbol of Jesus.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Independent American Party

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers.

This text was pulled from an ebay item description.

I have not verified if Andy Rooney actually said any or all of this.
However, whoever said it, is right.

Andy Rooney said on '60 Minutes' a few weeks back:

I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers..
The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television and Miss Black America

Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television or Miss White America; and see what happens...

Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, which is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.

I have the right 'NOT' to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird or tick me off.

When 70% of the people who get arrested are black in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.

I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.

I think the police should have every right to shoot you if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word 'freeze' or 'stop' in English, see the above lines.

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document and open to their interpretations.

I don't hate the rich; I don't pity the poor.

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn't stop you from watching them.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better and put your name on the building..

It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say 'NO!'

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement. And please, stay home until that new lip ring heals; I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

I am sick of 'Political Correctness.' I know a lot of black people and not a single one of them was born in Africa ; so how can they be 'African-Americans'? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don 't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe . I am proud to be from America and nowhere else.

And if you don't like my point of view, tough..


Saturday, April 4, 2009

THE TALE OF THE ARAB FLIGHT CREW - Where Email, Snopes, Competing Propaganda and Reality Intersect.

Etihad A340 Accident

According to Email & According to Snopes

Original Email (~March 2008):

The brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sat in its hangar in Toulouse, France without a single hour of airtime. Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine runups, prior to delivery to Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi.

The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area. Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty aircraft. Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A340-600 really is.

The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had all 4 engines at full power.

The aircraft computers thought they were trying to takeoff but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc.). Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm. This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air. The computers automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward.

The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on.

Not one member of the seven-man Arab crew was smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power setting, so the $200 million brand-new aircraft crashed into a blast barrier, totalling it.

The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown, for there has been a news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere.

Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

Finally, the photos are starting to leak out. Airbus $200 million aircraft meets retaining wall and the wall wins....


The photographs displayed above do represent the aftermath an Airbus 340 engine test that ended in a ground collision, but unconfirmed, pejorative information has been added to the accompanying text.

Pejorative: Tending or intending to belittle.

Snopes takes issue with the following points:

>>>not actually "the largest passenger airplane ever built"

JNKish : Ok... Maybe not the largest... But it is a really big, brand-new and very expensive plane. It was built by the Europeans for the Arabs. The European company AirBus competes against North American aircraft companies such as Boeing for multi-billion dollar aircraft contracts. The Arabs and North America compete on many different levels.

>>>It is not true, as claimed, that there was "a news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere" because "coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Moslem Arabs."

JNKish: Snopes, where is your proof that there was not a news blackout? It is now April 2009 and I am just now hearing about this. Where was it reported in March 2008? Most anyone can easily see why AirBus and the Arabs would not want this blunder widely publicised.

>>>a report released by French investigators in December 2008 did not confirm that claim made above that the crash was caused by ADAT technicians who were unfamiliar with the aircraft and overrode a vital safety feature

JNKish: The report neither confirmed nor denied. Again, most anyone can easily see why the Arabs would not want this blunder widely publicised.

JNKish: Snopes, it would be a better representation if you classified this as-

Everyone needs to remember that Snopes is NOT necessarily the last word.