Thursday, April 22, 2010

These are my terms. Here are your keys.

The following story is buzzing around the net... Some claim it is true, of which I doubt, although it's an entertaining lesson, nonetheless.

I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:

They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard a young man exclaim, "Isn't Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick."

A young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, "Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market would work for health care. They are all crooks and thieves and don't deserve all that money."

Another said, "The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us who are less fortunate."

At this, I had had enough. I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. "Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?" They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could, and began an experiment.

"I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?"

They looked at each other in astonishment. "Why would you do something like that?" asked a young man, "There isn't anything for free in this world." They began to laugh at me, and did not realize this man had just made my point.

"I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money what so ever. Anyone interested?"

In unison, a resounding "Hell Yeah!" fills the room.

"Since there are too many, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money-free bargain." I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust.

"I tell you what; I will give it to the one most willing to obey my rules."

Again, they looked at one another with an expression of bewilderment on their faces. The perky young woman asked, "What are the rules?"

I smiled and said, "I don't know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home I am offering to you."

They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, "What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take your meds, old man."

I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. "I am serious, this is a legitimate offer."

They gaped at me for a moment."Hell, I'll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?" boasted the youngest among them.

"Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms?" I asked. The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table.

"Oh hell yeah! Where do I sign up?"

I took a napkin and wrote, "I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction." I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature.

"Where are the keys to my new house?" he asked in a mocking tone of voice. All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.

"Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere to from this point forward. You can only live in the house for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do, and do it with blind faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys."

As I reached forward the young man looked at me dumb founded."Are you out of your freaking mind? Who would ever agree to such ridiculous terms?" the young man appeared irritated.

"You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it. and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed to the agreement," I said. The elderly man chuckled as his wife tried to restrain him. I was now looking at a silenced and bewildered group of people.

"You can shove that stupid deal up you're a** old man, I want no part of it!" exclaimed the now infuriated young man.

I responded, "You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends; you cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it. And I do not intend to let you free now that I have you ensnared you. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly, and without thought, chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master."

At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal. After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent.

"What I did to you is what this administration and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in the belief that things in life can be had for free; that you are entitled to that which you did not earn; and in willingly allowing someone else to think for you. Your failure to research, study, and inform yourself permitted reason to escape. You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee. Your only chance to freedom is if your new Master gives it to you. Unfortunately, a freedom that is given can also be taken away. Therefore, it is not freedom."

With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man.

"This is the nature of your new health care legislation."

I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation, and was surprised by applause.

The elderly gentleman, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, "Thank you Sir, these kids don't understand Liberty these days."

He wouldn't allow me to pay my bill, as he said, "You earned this one, it is an honor to pickup the tab." I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled, and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.

Use reason, it is the closest you are going to get to Godly conduct. - Clifford A. Wright

Monday, April 19, 2010

Obama the Space Cadet

By Michael Savage

We know Obama is destroying America’s health-care system. We know he’s destroying our military. And now he’s decided to destroy our space program as well. This week, Obama announced that he’s going to end NASA’s current space exploration program. He’s going to hand billions of dollars over to private companies. And he’s going to let them take over the work of building new space shuttles.

Obama says he thinks that private companies can build the current space shuttle's replacement quicker and more cheaply than NASA. But guess what? The soonest a privately built space shuttle can be ready is 2014. And what is Obama doing in the meantime to get astronauts and cargo into space? Buying a ticket on a Russian rocket. He’s buying six seats each year on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft for however long as it takes these private companies to build a replacement.

And just who are these private companies? Lockheed Martin is one. Just this year they’ve given $800,000 in campaign contributions to democrats. Who else? Boeing, who’s now based in Chicago and has given $900,000 so far to democrats in 2010. And though Obama is increasing NASA’s budget by 6 billion dollars, most of that money will go to “seed commercial development.” In other words, it will go to pay off the same companies that just contributed to Obama’s friends. Give a million, get a billion. Not a bad investment for Boeing.

So Obama is destroying the space program that got us to the moon. And he’s making us dependent on Russia – the same nation we fought for decades in the space race – to get astronauts into space. And on top of it all, he’s using NASA to fund a massive payoff of his campaign contributors. Space cadet Obama may be about to blast off, but he’s leaving America down for the count.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Tale of Three Videos

Which version of the WikiLeaks video have you seen?  Have you seen the anti-American version(s) or the context-included version?  The numbers tell the story.

VERSION (1)- The following link is to the original WikiLeaks video, which is also shown on the main page of the WikiLeaks web site and has received 6,157,832 YouTube views as I write.

VERSION (2)- The next two links are of the first video that I saw of the incident. This video is basically the same as above except it includes commentary from Alex Jones.
YouTube indicates that this version has received 57,246 views so far.

After first watching the Infowars video, I was compelled to send the following letter to Alex Jones-

Today, I just finished listening to Dan Carlin's Show #174 – “A Cold Slap in the Face” which takes up the topic of the WikiLeaks video and "citizen journalism" at large. I found it interesting how Dan presented the elements of "context", "agenda" and "credibility" in his commentary.

Dan’s commentary was especially poignant given the fact that a just a few days ago I was exposed to VERSION (3) of the video through The Scholars Stage which, so far, has only received 4,858 YouTube views.

VERSION (3)- adds much “context” and brings into question the “agenda” and “credibility” of  the WikiLeaks organization. This is especially the case when it shows the infamous black van (or "truck") drop people off into the “area engaged in the firefight”.  And clearly shows the insurgents carrying weapons including a rocket propelled grenade.

The Scholars Stage says it well-
WikiLeaks edited and presented this incident in a manner that can be called nothing but blatantly dishonest. This video presents portions of the full 40 minute video that Wikileaks left out. At this moment it has received 500 hits. The Wikileaks video has received 5 million.
I ask my readers to spread this video to the best of their ability. While I do not condone the reckless actions of these aviators, their side of the story needs to be told. The record needs to be set straight.
Quickly, let's review-  the Anti-American "military as mind-numbed murders" version has received 6,215,078 views and the context-included version has received 4,858.

This situation fits a quote by Jon Voight in which he attempts to explain his youthful anti-war activism-
I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.
WikiLeaks- Mission Accomplished.  Although, now, at least some have an idea of what and who you really are.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

China Metals for Smart Bombs Prompts U.S. Hearing

April 15 (Bloomberg) -- a government report exposed potential “vulnerabilities” for the American military because of its extensive use of Chinese metals in smart bombs, night-vision goggles and radar.

China controls 97 percent of production of materials known as rare earth oxides, giving it “market power” over the U.S.

We are aware of China’s attempt to monopolize this type of material

The materials -- found in General Dynamics Corp.’s M1A2 Abrams tank and Aegis SPY-1 radar made by Lockheed Martin Corp. -- are so irreplaceable that suppliers to military equipment makers could be buying from China for years to come,

“China is a rapidly rising military and economic power and the fact is that they cornered the market on these rare earth metals that are essential for a lot of our advanced weapons systems as well as a lot of manufacturing in the United States,” Representative Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican, who asked for the GAO report, said April 14 in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “We need to move aggressively on this issue now before it’s too late.”

A U.S. mine in Mountain Pass, California, owned by Molycorp Minerals LLC, was once the world’s dominant producer. It closed a separation plant in 1998 after regulatory scrutiny of its wastewater line and suspended mining in 2002

“Government and industry officials told us that where rare earth materials are used in defense systems, the materials are responsible for the functionality of the component and would be difficult to replace without losing performance,” the GAO report said.

It cited several specific weapons systems, including the M1A2 Abrams tank, which has a navigation system that uses samarium cobalt magnets with samarium metal from China; neodymium magnets from China in the Hybrid Electric Drive propulsion on the DDG-51 Navy destroyers built by Northrop Grumman Corp. and General Dynamics; and Lockheed Martin’s Aegis SPY-1 radar, also on DDG-51 destroyers, containing samarium cobalt magnets that will need to be replaced during its 35-year lifetime.

Rebuilding a U.S. rare earth supply chain may take up to 15 years

Developing new U.S. sources of the metals may take “enormous investment and time... Time is of the essence because the situation is going to get worse” as China’s domestic consumption of the material rises

Sunday, April 11, 2010

US fired Trident missile from Saudi territory

DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism, Security

The US test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic Trident missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads from Saudi territory during a joint military exercise last week, a Western military official reported late Wednesday, March 31.

...the drill would have brought the Trident close to the Iranian coastline, either on the Persian Gulf orArabian Sea.

This demonstration by the Obama administration aimed at showing Saudi and Gulf Arab rulers they are now protected by an American nuclear umbrella against an Iranian nuclear attack.

Polish Missile Shield and Tragic Regime Change

Do you remember the dispute over the Polish missile shield?

Reuters- Poland and U.S. move closer to missile shield deal

Reuters- Poland rejects U.S. missile shield offer

"We have not reached a satisfactory result on the issue of increasing the level of Polish security," Prime Minister Donald Tusk told a news conference after studying the latest U.S. proposal.

"We are ready to accept proposals or corrections from the American side which would include our proposal to increase (our) security." Tusk said.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski, a right-wing opponent of the Tusk government and a strong supporter of the shield plan, is now likely to step up his attacks on the government.

Russia has condemned the missile defense plan as a threat to its own security and has said it will target missiles at Poland and the Czech Republic -- its communist-era satellite states -- if the deployment goes ahead.

Political analysts said Tusk's rebuff to Washington demonstrated a new Polish self-confidence on the global stage. Warsaw is one of Washington's firmest allies in the region and has troops serving alongside its ally in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Washington Post- Obama Shifts Focus Of Missile Shield

The abrupt reversal of U.S. defense policy immediately brought plaudits from Russian officials, who had viewed the prospect of an American missile shield system on their country's western border as an affront. The shift raised the possibility of greater cooperation between the two powers on containing the Iranian threat and in negotiating an extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, which expires in early December.

Kish Collections- Polish Presidential Jet Crash - Unprecedented

Nothing this significant has ever happened to the leadership of a modern nation. The result of this event, accident or operation, is instant regime change- possibly, the most efficient and thorough in history.

More here- Wikipedia - US missile defense complex in Poland

All of this is coincidence of course.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Polish Presidential Jet Crash - Unprecedented

Nothing this significant has ever happened to the leadership of a modern nation.

According to the flight manifest onboard were among others:

-President Lech Kaczynski (the President of Poland)
-Maria Kaczynska (the first lady)
-Ryszard Kaczorowski (the last President of the Polish government-in-exile)
-Jerzy Szmajdzinski (Deputy Speaker of the Sejm)
-WŁADYSŁAW STASIAK (Chief of the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland)
-Aleksander Szczyglo (head of the National Security Bureau)
-Paweł Wypych (Secretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland)
-Mariusz Handzlik (Undersecretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland)
-Andrzej Kremer (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs)
-GEN. FRANCIS Gągor (Chief of the Polish Army General Staff)
-Andrzej PrzewoŸnik (Secretary-General of Council for the Protection of Monuments to Struggle and Martyrdom)
-Grzegorz Dolniak (member of the Sejm)
-Przemyslaw Gosiewski (member of the Sejm)
-Zbigniew Wassermann (member of the Sejm)
-Janusz Kochanowski (Polish Ombudsman)
-Slawomir Skrzypek (President of the National Bank of Poland)
-Janusz Kurtyka (Historian and president of the Institute of National Remembrance)
-Tadeusz Ploski (Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Polish Army)
-Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka (member of the Sejm)
-Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz (member of the Sejm)
-ALEKSANDRA Natallia-WORLD (member of the Sejm)

-Gen. Bronislaw Kwiatkowski (Commander Operations)
-Gen. Andrew Blasik (Air Force Commander in Chief)
-Gen. Tadeusz Buk (Commander of Land Forces)
-Gen. Wojciech Potasinski (Commander of Special Forces)
-Vice Admiral Andrzej Karweta (Commander in Chief of the Polish Navy)
-Gen. Casimir Gilarski (Commander, Training)

Final Phase discussion HERE

Polish News- complete list of passengers - Translated Here
Presidential Tu-154 flew the most important people in the country.

The result of this event, accident or operation, is instant regime change- possibly, the most efficient and thorough in history.

Reuters AlertNet- Acting president Bronislaw Komorowski plans "to announce the date of the presidential election within another 14 days and the elections must take place within 60 days of that announcement".

Initial links (4/10/2010) from Drudge-
Jet disaster in Russia...
Poland in shock...
Central bank, army chiefs killed...
'Clipped tops of trees, crashed down and broke into pieces'...

Special note (4/10/2010): This morning, CNN was still discussing Tiger Woods and comparing the tea party movement to the KKK. CNN has covered the crash, but only sparsely. And, right now (1:03pm CST), they are hosting a round table on, of all things- defense spending reform (cuts).

Additional links-
Times Online- Polish president dies in plane crash after pilot ignored warning not to land

Kish Collections 4/11/2010: Polish Missile Shield and Tragic Regime Change

Added 4/12/2010: Once Upon a Time in the West - Belarusian transportation authorities deny Russian version of demise of Polish president's plane

American Thinker 4/12/2010: Unfortunate Coincidence
There is no denying that flying from Poland to Russia in a Russian-maintained airplane and then crashing into the woods where Soviet secret police murdered 22,000 Poles can be described only as an "unfortunate coincidence," especially after being warned that something you did "could not go unpunished."

Video Added 4/13/2010: Eyewitness to Polish Regime Change- There was practically no fog at the time of the crash.

Video Added 4/14/2010: This amateur video was taken immediately after the crash. It's about a minute long. Right after the train whistle you can hear four distinct gunshots and some laughter. Those who have seen this video believe there may have been some still alive in the wreckage. Did these Russian bastards execute them?

Added 4/22/2010: Poles deciphered video with international terrorists from FSB Russia killing crash survivors - article linked HERE

Friday, April 9, 2010


By Michael Savage

Obama is like a destructive child who takes apart a watch and then can’t put it back together again. He has taken apart the car industry, placing it under federal control. He is dismantling the best healthcare system in the world, replacing it with socialized medicine. And today, he started destroying our military by signing an insane nuclear treaty with Russia.

This treaty, the work of the mentally disordered left, will mean a 30% reduction in our nuclear arsenal and a steep reduction in our submarines and strategic bombers. That’s on top of the fact that Obama has already slashed the defense budget and stopped a comprehensive missile defense system. Now, in the name of diplomacy, Obama wants to destroy our nukes just when Iran and North Korea are building theirs. Obama claims this treaty will coax Iran into discontinuing its nuke program. That’s crazy. The Hitler of Iran wants these weapons to intimidate the United States and destroy Israel. This meaningless piece of paper will not stop him.

And what about Russia? Anyone who thinks they’ll keep their word is crazy. Russia has a history of renegging on nuke agreements. It’s impossible to verify how many they’ve destroyed, and they’ve already said that they can pull out of the agreement at any time. Furthermore, both Russia and China are in the process of modernizing their nukes. Most of Russia’s nuclear arsenal is aging and outdated. If we continued as we are, Russia would fade as a nuclear power. This agreement helps them! How much of our own arsenal is outdated? Obama isn’t saying.

Obama did say today that the spread of nuclear weapons to more states is an unacceptable risk to global security. And yet this insane treaty increases that risk. Obama also said today that while the treaty was a good first step forward, it’s the first in a long way forward. “It will set the stage for further cuts.” Further cuts. Obama doesn’t just want to reduce our arsenal. He wants to eliminate it completely. He is our destroyer-in-chief. And the one remaining chance to end his agenda of appeasement is the U.S. senate, which must ratify the treaty by a two-thirds majority. He could be stopped there, but where is the republican opposition? Each day, more and more, it’s as if a hostile foreign power has taken over the country.

Image By col adamson

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Duck Typing the President as a Communist

Recently, I made the statement:  “Face it- Our President is a Communist”.  Now, I have been challenged to “Prove it”.

For many, the broad similarities between the Communist Party USA and the Democratic Party under Barack Obama are enough to make the case.

James Whitcomb Riley wrote- when I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.

I agree with Riley.  However, for some, duck typing is not enough.  Some may criticize- If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it could be a dragon doing a duck impersonation.

For those who believe in friendly dragons, more work is needed-

First, it is necessary to understand the definition of a communist (aka Marxist).  A nice short explanation of communism is linked here:  HowStuffWorks "Communist Theories and Principles".

Second, it is helpful to understand the current aim of communism in America.  For this, a good source of information is the Communist Party USA web site.  In the effort of speed, one can focus on the section of the CPUSA FAQ page discussed and linked HERE.  Or, as more time is available, one can read the entire CPUSA constitution HERE.

Third, it is useful to understand the current state of progress toward the communist party goals as they were outlined in the 1960’s.

After that, it is necessary to understand the definition of proof:  “The evidence or argument that compels the mind to accept an assertion as true.”

Now all that remains is to compare the Presidents own words and actions to the definition and aim of communism.  Simply the act of doing so, compels the mind to accept the assertion as true- our President is a communist.  Or, at the very least, he quacks like one.

CPUSA- “We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit - socialism.”  The president has stated that his true motive for raising taxes is to "spread the wealth around," which the president insists is "good for everyone."

And, every day, we see new reports of him walking like one-

CPUSA- “We call for nationalization of the banks (B.O.- check, check), railroads, and industries like steel and auto (B.O.- check).” 

CPUSA- “The Party has continually supported popular struggles and legislation that pave the way for, or would establish, a national health service (NHS)…  Raising the banner of socialized medicine sends the kind of message that a Party of Socialism needs to communicate.”  (B.O.- On track, on message.)

Unfortunately, for some faithful believers, no amount of proof will ever be enough.  They, as lemmings, will continue to follow the friendly dragon, wherever he leads.

Additional comparisons and links-

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Buildup- The Significance

The US Defense Department reported in early 2009 that China's PLA Navy "is considering building multiple carriers by 2020".

In 2006, Lt Col Christopher J. Pehrson highlighted the significance of the U.S. aircraft carrier fleet in his excellent report entitled "String of Pearls".

"The U.S. ability to project power is unrivaled, particularly at sea. U.S. Naval power is charged with peacetime management of the “blue water” high seas. Since World War II, America has enabled much of Asia’s free trade by guaranteeing freedom of navigation throughout Asia’s major SLOCs. No nation, including China, has the capacity to assume the responsibility of protecting the commons or the means to usurp the U.S. Navy in this role. American warships have a combined displacement of 2.86 million tons whereas the PLAN’s combined fleet has a displacement of only 263 thousand tons. Of the world’s 34 aircraft carriers, 24 are U.S. Navy vessels, while China possesses none. This traditional “blue water” navy, centered on the aircraft carrier, is one of America’s greatest military strengths."

Photo by Lietmotiv

Thursday, April 1, 2010

China, the Taliban, al Qaeda, Iran, Russia, Iraq, and Afghanistan - Connections

Vox Contra writes of The Unconsidered Enemy-
"I don't buy it. We are in the region because of al Qaeda, so for all this to be true you would have to establish a connection between them and either Russia or China."
The connections are difficult to grasp because they are indirect in nature. Below is a compilation of published connections between China, the Taliban, al Qaeda, Iran, Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

First, we need to define the Taliban and al Qaeda.

The Taliban, also Taleban, is a Sunni Islamist political movement that governed Afghanistan from 1996 until they were overthrown in late 2001 during Operation Enduring Freedom. It has regrouped since 2004 and revived as a strong insurgency movement governing at the local level and fighting a guerrilla war against the governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled Al-Qaida and sometimes Al-Qa'ida, is an Islamist group founded sometime between August 1988 and late 1989. It operates as a network comprising both a multinational, stateless arm and a fundamentalist Sunni movement calling for global jihad.

Difference Between Taliban and Al qaeda - While the Taliban are restricted to a particular region, the al qaeda has no boundaries.

Second, we need to understand the Chinese and Russian relationship with Iran

Kish Collections: Iran and the Elephant in the Room - see embedded links
NTI: China's Nuclear Exports and Assistance to Iran
The Heritage Foundation: Iran's Friends Fend Off Action at the U.N. Security Council: Here's Why

And finally, the link between Iran and the Taliban

CNN (4/4/2010): U.S. official says intel suggests Iran plans to ship arms to Taliban
ASIA PACIFIC NEWS: Taliban commanders given training in Iran Iran is desperate for Nato to fail in Afghanistan - "Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are providing training and equipment to the Taliban"
Frontpage: The China-Russia-Iran Axis - "I have and will continue to refer to Russia and China as the Iranian Protectorate ... Iran's EFP weapons sent into Iraq have claimed 10% of all American casualties in the entire war"

Some direct Chinese connections to the Taliban have been published

ABC Radio: 'The new game' - China's activities in Afghanistan - "Beijing was also reported to have signed a memorandum with the Taliban on providing economic and technical assistance."
BBC News: Taleban 'getting Chinese arms'

And then there is Afghanistan...

AP: Afghan leader visits China, signs economic pacts - "Karzai called Iran — with which Afghanistan shares a long land border — "our brother nation" with whom it had excellent relations."

Additional web links which identify connections (caution, unverified sources)-

The Taliban’s China Connection
China's Taliban Connection

More links will be added to this post as time permits.  If you are aware of additional links, please comment.