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Start thinking about 2016, we can’t let the leftist media pick the candidate again!

 

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It’s not that I’m saying this story is true, just that it sounds like what I’d expect Barry to do.

Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

Kuwaiti paper claims unnamed Israeli minister with good ties with the US administration ‘revealed the attack plan to John Kerry.’

The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Following Obama’s threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.

All parties are denying this story, which means nothing.  Both parties would deny it in either case.   But, this sounds and smells like something Barry would do.

 

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The Past isn’t Past, it isn’t even the Past.

Decision on Ebola mass vaccination in August at earliest, WHO says

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone reported 99 new confirmed Ebola cases in the week to Feb. 22, down from 128 the previous week, the WHO said on Wednesday.

In all, more than 23,500 cases have been reported in the three West African countries, with more than 9,500 deaths, since the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola began in December 2013.

The Ebola epidemic never stopped, people kept dying.   It just dropped out of the news.  Work on vaccines continued,  aid workers and doctors and nurses kept risking and losing their lives, but someone clamped down on news coverage.  The Networks got the word it’s upsetting the cattle so stop talking about it.  What was the death count the last time those (lying) smiling faces dained to report it?  2000 dead, remember?   Now almost 10,000 (not counting the thousands of copses lying rotting in the unnoticed villages and huts in the jungle).

Liberia is already testing both the GlaxoSmithKline and Merck-NewLink vaccines, while Sierra Leone and Guinea are due to announce plans soon.

Thousands of health care workers and others exposed to the deadly virus have volunteered to take part in the trials, but the question of mass vaccination of wider populations is open.

Takes guts to get vaccinated with an experimental Ebola vaccine.  Real guts, not the falsely reported “courage” to preen in front of cameras while whining about your “rights” in NJ.  The danger isn’t that the vaccine will make the person sick (maybe) but that that person, the health care worker, will go back into a “Hot” zone with ineffective protection again infection.  These people have all my respect.

There is a mathematical certainty that of the thousands of American Armed Forces personnel that were forced into traveling to West Africa by the coward in the Red Shed, that a percentage of them subsequently got sick and some died from either Ebola, Malaria, or other endemic fevers in the region.   And that is another story that will not be broadcast to the American people.  Who would rather just watch American Idol anyway.

 

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Vacation spot

If you are worn out and irritated, long for solitude and as much distance from the damaging mental static that radiates from the Nation’s Capital.   Then here is the spot you seek.

I’ve gone as far as I can go — which was precisely my goal: to travel as close as possible to the exact other side of the planet from Washington, D.C. Cartographers know this as the “antipode” — pronounced AN-teh-pode — the global opposite of any given place. Provided I can get up on this slippery, steep-sided, barnacle-encrusted, seal-inhabited rock, I will have put myself as close to Washington’s antipode as I possibly can.

If you dig a hole straight down from the U.S. Capitol you don’t hit China. You hit a speck of water in the lower Indian Ocean. And this rock before me now, Cumberland Rock, just off the extreme southwestern tip of Australia, a rock named after a 19th-century ship that sank on a connecting reef, is certifiably the nearest land mass to the District’s antipode. You can’t get closer and still have solid ground under your feet.

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The rock out in the photo below is Cumberland Rock, which as the guide said, “holds a special meaning for people from the U.S.” Apparently, a Washington Post reporter, interested in finding the antipode – the “global opposite of any point” – of Washington D.C found it right here.

Now breathe deeply.   Not a whiff of shit to be discerned.

If you’re a burned-out Washington automaton, and you really, really, really, REALLY want to get away from beeping faxes and bimbo blather, this is where you come: Cumberland Rock, Australia. The end of the Earth. It’s 100 feet long, 50 feet wide and extends maybe 30 feet above sea level.

Unfortunately, this rock isn’t the true antipode of the Capital, just the nearest piece of dry land.

As it happens, Doyle and a colleague clambered up to the very top of the Capitol dome in 1993 when the Statue of Freedom was brought down for renovation. There, with the aid of more than 10 different satellites, the geodesists took an ultra-precise reading of the Capitol’s position on the planet, accurate to within five centimeters. Good enough for me, I say. The numbers are:

38 degrees 53 minutes 23.31643 seconds north latitude
77 degrees 00 minutes 32.61537 seconds west longitude

Using this data, Doyle then gave me the Capitol’s antipodal position, calculated “through the Earth-mass center” using the North American Datum of 1983. The numbers are:

38 degrees 53 minutes 23.31643 seconds south latitude
102 degrees, 59 minutes, 27.38463 seconds east longitude

So I had my spot. But I was soon deflated to learn the antipode — 12,507 miles away — was in the middle of a big watery nowhere, way down in the lower Indian Ocean near a giant rend in the ocean floor called the Diamantina Fracture, 741.6 miles southwest of Australia. The sea here is seriously deep — 15,912 feet, enough to fog anyone’s face mask. Only a few wayward trawlers ply the area, seeking hapuka fish. The surrounding waters are known as some of the stormiest and loneliest anywhere in the world.

Why lonely? Because there’s absolutely no land in the immediate neighborhood — no islands, no reefs, no rocks, no coconut bras, no grilled conch. Just water. Not exactly fantasy material.

Diamantina Fracture, it figures.  We all knew that the Suck in Washington DC was bad.  And at it’s Antipode is the Abyss.

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March 1st… Yay! I hope.

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Some old photos from the bin

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King of America

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“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism…”

What inspired my latest visceral, emotional but heartfelt curse of the Leviathan?

Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.

Net-Neutrality, Keystone, Islamic Terror-Blindness… too many to list.  And the newly elected, stalwart Congressional suits mill around like so many geese who honk and blink and shit.  But otherwise do nothing.  Not even the appearance or shadow of doing nothing.  Perhaps it isn’t possible to impeach and convict the mincing bastard because he is still protected by the solid block of Democratic Senators preventing the two thirds majority necessary.  But at this point even a unsuccessful Senate trail would divert and delay him from his purpose; which is to do as much harm to the United States of America as possible in the two years he has left.  Go after his advisers, haul them into hearings day in and day out.  God knows there are enough shady deals and incompetent management to provide two years of grist for that mill!  Tie them up with every tactic and roadblock in the book.  Then invent some more.   DO SOMETHING!

Soon, thanks to the FCC, this may become a thing of the past…

My Response to Triumphalism over Turning the Internet into a Utility

Engadget is celebrating the fact that the Internet just got turned into Ma Bell.  Here was my response in the comments:

This is utter madness.  Since when has “free” ever meant “tightly controlled by the government”?  Regulation like this always locks in current competitors and business models.  Hate Comcast?  You just guaranteed them their infinite existence and profitability.  They will be the Ma Bell of your generation.

The uncensored comments following Coyotes article may soon be a thing of the past.   If you think my ravings are ridiculous let me ask one thing;  how did Federal control and oversight of the financial markets and Wall Street work out (think FCC=SEC) in 2008?  Corruption uprooted?  Corruptors exposed and punished? Trillions in investments owned by private citizens recovered and returned?   Or did the Federal Government, by that time in the hands of Barack Obama’s cronies,  use the crisis to loot the innocent and seize more control.

Examine the case of Bank of America; prosecuted for compliance with Federal mandates and then when that bank caved in to pressure from the Obama administration to acquire Countrywide Financial then a few years later that same administration extorted hundreds of billions from them for actions taken by the financial company they were coerced into buying.

Why would the FCC’s takeover (for the Obama Administration) be any different?  Why is it so difficult for people to see that everything about this heinous administration is about Control?  Power, money, regulation for the purposes of the state and the object is control…

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
George Orwell, 1984
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Leonard Nimoy passes away

Live long and prosper…

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A much better piece on the passing of Leonard Nimoy by Sara Hoyt then anything I could ever do.

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