Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Pig Trap

Powerful - h/t the Rott:

The Pig Trap

I said, “Well, you are a military man… what would that look like?”
Wheeler said, “Well, it wouldn’t look like the first Civil War… no lines of men standing in ranks and shooting across a field at each other, no “North and South” or sharply defined state lines for friendly and enemy territories, at least, not in the beginning. No, it would look more like Iraq or Afghanistan, with house to house fighting, IED’s, snipers, small factions and independent militias operating on their own, refugees streaming away from battle zones in all directions…”
“But the first question to ask is who would the combatants be? I mean, the Army isn’t going to just roll out onto the street in tanks on day one, so my guess is that it would start out as a police action, with Federal agencies like ATF and FBI taking the lead, supported by local law enforcement. But once people start shooting back, they would have to ratchet things up, do things like institute curfews and roadblocks, and they would eventually try to press the various state Guard units into service. That’s where it all goes squirrelly, because both local law enforcement and the Guard will be riddled with people who support gun rights, regardless of what laws the politicians pass, and they won’t be crazy about having to police, and maybe even fight against, their own people. The Governors may well object to the state Guard units being activated and may not wish to cooperate…”
“And it is not clear to me how many LEO and Guardsmen would remain loyal to the government and how many would join the “rebellion”. My guess is that both sides would be riddled with defections, informants, and spies. But what if, say, the Gulf states like Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida secede, and they take control of all military bases and equipment, and you suddenly have gone from an insurgency with rifles to a breakaway nation, or maybe several breakaway nations, armed with fighter jets, drones, tanks, and a navy? Whoo, buddy… now all bets are off… kiss posse comitatus goodbye. This would be the ugliest thing this county has ever seen…”
I asked him several “what if” questions and let him riff on them… I just let him talk and wargame out the Second Civil War, there in the back seat of my car as we drove to the airport, and he painted a picture of horrific death and destruction. Once this conflict started, even the best-case scenarios he described sounded truly grim. He seemed to believe that civilian casualties would be extremely high, given how much fighting would centered in and around large cities, and that food would be used as a weapon, causing famine and starvation on a terrifying scale. Booby traps, IED’s, rampant bombings, drone strikes, snipers, local-level assassinations, mortars and shelling, death squads (both government and rebel), reprisal killings, torture… it sounded more like the Middle East than middle America.
Wheeler got quiet for a few moments, and then he said something that I will never, ever forget.
“These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 100 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.”
You MUST follow the link and read the whole thing. It might save lives.

Those 100 people would be the cream of Congress' liberals, and our "ear leader", I am sure...along with people like Bloomberg, whoever are the present governors of New York and Connecticut, and people like Rahm-it-to-em Emanuel...

My wife inquired about the "bronze" (cheap) Jugearscare plan - $1,600 per month / $19,200 per year. I told her we would like to eat and pay our mortgage - so she signed up for a limited (read - illegal) critical care plan that is cheaper than our present plan - but has a high deductible. We will just have to cope with the IRS' "fine" - that I understand they can only collect from possible tax refunds. I'll just have to adjust my withholding down so I don't have any refund for them to attach.

Also, if I see one line concerning any questions about health care - other than in the itemized deductions - on next year's 1040, I'm going to fill in the line with "NOYFB*", and spell out the acronym at the bottom of the page should the person reading it be too stupid to figure it out. Since I won't be expecting a refund, I'll skip the E-file and mail the thing in. I'm guessing the electronic forms don't have margins you can send those vampires subtle messages in...

Carbon Belch Day 2014

Wow - I missed it. Carbon Belch Day was in March. I mistakenly thought it coincided with Earth Day - when all good Greenie Lefty-liberal Demonrats and their ilk bow down to Mother Gaea and pledge to end the infestation of human beings on the planet.

Damn. Getting my neo-pagan organizations mixed - I conflated the Voluntary Human Extinction crowd with Earth Day. I'm sure there's plenty of overlap there.

Anyway, better late than never. Rode the Suzuki 250 oil-injected dirt bike around the property Saturday- put another 20 miles on it. Let some friends ride also. Took the grandkids for a golf cart ride yesterday - good old Harley-Davidson zero spark advance two-stroke mosquito smoker. Moved a bunch of dirt with the Massey-Ferguson Super 90 Diesel smoker.

Burned trash and brush a couple weeks back - for me, Carbon Belch Day is whenever I go out back, mostly.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Civil Disobedience

I wonder if he had the guts to mail it in...


Congressional testimony

Must watch video on Facebook.

I guess you can't embed Facebook videos.

This lady was targeted by Jugears' IRS because she started 'True The Vote".

Just like back in the USSR.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

And - capitulation?

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins 'Range War' With Feds

A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.
Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.
Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.
"I have no contract with the United States government," Bundy said. "I was paying grazing fees for management and that's what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay."
The federal government had countered that Bundy "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so."
However, today the BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.
So - we win? Or - are they waiting for the crowds to leave so they can stage a "Waco fire"?

Video at the link.

More escalation

FAA Designates Bundy Ranch a No-Fly Zone

Yesterday afternoon the Federal Aviation Administration designated the airspace above Bundy Ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada a “no-fly zone” with altitude restrictions that effectively ban news helicopters.

We can't have the next Waco massacre  televised! The sheeple might learn the truth!

Escalation

Report claims cell towers in Bundy ranch area shut down

On Friday, Static Media Hub posted a tweet that said cell towers in the Bundy ranch area were shut down. According to the message, only radio communications were possible.
"Alert: On the ground reports ~ cell towers shut down, comms thru radio only," the tweet said.
Earlier in the day, a Facebook page supporting the Bundy family said some people were having difficulty using their cell phones. The tweet asked supporters to bring satellite phones if possible.
"Folks, there is a possibility the cell towers have been shut down. People are having trouble calling out, and I cannot get a hold of my people on the ground. I will update as soon as I know more," the tweet said.
"If you are headed to #BundyRanch and can get satalite (sic) phones, they are very much needed," the page said later.
The revolution will not be televised...

Bang

The government can have my guns-
Bullets First!



One of my favorite parts of running bulletsfirst.net is the interaction that I am fortunate enough to have with readers from across the country.  Therefore I was thrilled when I received a song from one among you that encapsulates the meaning behind the 2nd Amendment while putting it to a catchy tune.  The song also nails it on the head where they place blame on why criminal shootings happen.
John Chaffee wrote and produced “Bang” in Nashville Tennessee with Perry Danos providing the vocals.
Personally, I love the song so I thought I would share it will all of you.
Hopefully it can get some traction out on the internet and some people who may be ignorant of the 2nd Amendment can hear it and have it sink in.  That’s the great thing about music sometimes, you can learn something and not even realize it.
Spread the word.

Friday, April 11, 2014

And now for something totally different

Heh.


The truth comes out?

Government Lies about Standoff with Cliven Bundy – It isn’t about the Tortoise, its About Fracking 

Natural News dropped a bombshell yesterday, and I want to give you an excerpt below. Americans are smart enough to know that our government would not send 200 armed agents to protect some tortoises. It is always about money or resources/assets that can be turned into money. Mike Adams reports:
The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an "endangered tortoise." But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations.
This document from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology shows significant exploratory drilling being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870′s. The "Gold Butte" area is indicated on the lower right corner of the document (see below), and it clearly shows numerous exploratory drilling operations have been conducted there.
What's also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself.
It is, of course, customary for the U.S. government to bring armed soldiers to an oil dispute. (Operation "Iraqi Freedom" for starters…) Heavily armed snipers, helicopters and militarized soldiers have never been invoked over tortoises. (Anyone who thinks this siege is about reptiles is kidding themselves.)
Here's the map showing the oil exploration conducted on the land where Bundy runs his cattle (all the red crosshairs are oil and gas exploration drilling operations):

Bundy-Nevada-Bureau-of-Mines-Petroleum-589
If you would like to read the full article, it goes on to give examples of oil and gas leases that are already happening in Nevada.
 I wonder which Demonrat Congresscritters have invested in this area/

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This bears watching

Militias Are On Route to Help Cliven Bundy - Face Off With Feds: Will this be the Start of the 2nd American Revolution? 

CBS reports that militias from Texas, Montana, Utah, New Hampshire, and Florida will be standing with Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management.
If you aren’t a combatant, this doesn’t mean that you can’t participate in this revolt against tyranny. This is a call to action.
Here are the pertinent email addresses and phone numbers:
  • Bureau Of Land Management Phone Number: (202) 208-3801
  • Brian Sandoval Email Contact Form- http://gov.nv.gov/Contact/Governor/
  • Brian Sandoval – Carson City Phone # - (775) 684-5670
  • Brian Sandoval Las Vegas Phone # -(702) 486-2500
  • Senator Dean Heller Contact Form -
  • Phone #’s For Heller – Reno: 775-686-5770/ Las Vegas: 702-388-6605/ Washington: 202-224-6244
  • Sheriff Douglas Gillespi - (702) 828-3231 or (702) – 828 – 3111
  • Email: Sheriff@lvmpd.com
Share information in support of these people who refuse to stand idly by while theft, violence, and tyranny occurs at the hands of the government. If we all spread the word, there is no way that another Ruby Ridge or Waco can quietly occur. We can combat the disinformation spouted by the mainstream media by publishing REAL photos, REAL videos, and REAL accounts of what is happening. We can keep the communication open and tell the world what the United States government is doing to its own people.
Share this and other stories through email, through social media, through links in the comments sections of mainstream news sites. Whatever you do, don’t wait for someone else to take action. Now is the time to speak up for liberty. Make this story too viral for the mainstream to ignore. Do not allow these brave people staring down the barrel of a gun to do so without our support.
The Bureau of Land Management has picked up a snake by the tail, and it looks like that snake is going to bite.
Source

 

Open Letter from Fort Hood

Powerful.
My letter to Congress, read today at Texas Senate committee on Constitutional Carry. It is now public record.
To my friends, fellow Texans, brothers in arms, members of the committee, and everyone within the sound of my voice, greetings.
My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, and this past Wednesday I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot. Through what I can only describe as a miracle, he somehow found enough strength to continue pushing against that door until the shooter gave up and went elsewhere, at which time he collapsed. Nearly a week later, I can still taste his blood in my mouth from when I and my comrades breathed into his lungs for 20 long minutes while we waited for a response from the authorities. This Soldier’s name was Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson, and his sacrifice loaned me the rest of my life to tell this story . . .

But I write to you today not to memorialize this brave Soldier, nor to tell a war story about how we made the best of a losing situation, but to express the part of that story that some in high positions of power clearly do not want told: I knew this was going to happen. I had been saying for five years that Fort Hood was a tinderbox of another massacre waiting to happen. It had to happen, because our betters failed to learn the obvious lesson of five years ago. Worse yet, I know it will happen again. More will die, more will be wounded, more families will be torn apart, needlessly. It happened again, and will happen again, because Fort Hood is a gun free zone.
"Gun-free zone". The most  insane idea propagated by the lefty-liberal assholes that currently infest Washington and way too many state and local legislatures.

When you prohibit weapons from an area, you create a free-fire zone for the next disgruntled employee or unhinged person who comes along.

The Second Amendment - not just a good idea - it's natural law!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I like guns

So does Steve Lee from Down Under.



His trigger discipline isn't the best, though. If I was shooting that video, I would have knocked a gun out of his hand a couple times...

He must have moved to a free country to film that, though. Australia got rid of all those nasty things, I thought...

CCW class ad - Texas style

Gotta love this guy!



I only our "leaders" weren't part of the problem...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Musings

Why, if we have met and passed "peak oil" years ago, is EVERYTHING made from plastic these days?

We just were forced into a new refuse hauler - the old one, with trucks that required a human to dump the cans, went out of business.

The new hauler gave us two big plastic wheelie-bins, each marked "350 POUNDS MAX" and "NO HOT ASHES". One has a green lid and is labeled "RECYCLING ONLY" They are designed to be picked up and dumped by a robotic arm on the side of the truck, with little effort by the driver who never has to leave the cab now unless the homeowner does not put the bins close enough to the road.

We have laws that ban certain items from the refuse, and garbage from the recycling bin. How are these laws enforced when the first time the hauler will realize that someone tossed an electronic gadget or flashlight battery - or (gasp!) a vehicle tire or can full of paint or other "chemical" - into the garbage, or worse - into the "RECYCLING ONLY" bin is when they empty the truck? The driver never lifts the lid - it's pushed open by the contents when the bin is up over the top of the truck.

How do communities that mandated clear garbage bags (so the above abuses would be easy to spot) manage with the new collection technology? They must be counting on the sheeple being trained in proper trash etiquette by now...

Lady Bird Johnson's big "Keep America Beautiful" and "Don't Be A Litterbug!" campaign has finally succumbed to politically correctness. Those open top recycling trucks scatter as much trash on the roadside as any fifteen 1960's litter tossers.

At least they provide work for roadside community service crews...

Jugearscare unmasked!

The Democratic Party produced a television ad purporting to show Rep Paul Ryan throwing grandma off the cliff, by opposing ObamaCare.

Two San Antonio doctors have responded with an effective ad to counter this injustice. Please watch this ad produced by Dr. Jane Hughes and Dr. Kris Held, and then forward it to everyone you know.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Phishing trip

Just got a phone call from "002474". Background sounds of dozens of conversations, then a guy with a thick accent wanting to talk to me about my "Windows computer".

"Gee. We don't have Windows here - we run Linux!" I replied.

Silence for a bit - then "Sorry to bother you." and hangup.


Operation American Spring

Another march on Washington is planned:



May 16th.

What to patriots do when they can't afford to take time off work and travel 800 miles to our nation's capitol to protest our "leaders" ignoring us?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sign


I've seen a few of the third category - but, thank God, never with a gun close to hand.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thorium power

Clean, safe, efficient, and long, long overdue. This has the power to end our dependence on oil and coal for energy, while providing an endless source of gasoline and Diesel for our vehicles - all "environmentally sustainable.

Coal deposits contain the thorium, the thorium provides electricity and heat to convert the coal into liquid fuels. We have enough coal to run these plants for thousands of years.

Maybe by then, we will finally have a working fusion system on-line!

Petition to get safe thorium nuclear plants on-line

Vietnam Veteran's Day

The Rottweiler says it better than I could.

Picture from that post:

Never forget.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Musings

It's irritating to me to see that all the elevators that have been installed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act have notices - "In Case Of Fire, Elevator Is Out Of Service - Use Exit".

OK In case of a real fire, all those people in wheelchairs who used that elevator to access that building are now stuck in there waiting for someone who can carry them down, or immolation, whichever comes first.

How does a blind person find the little Braille signs telling them about washrooms and elevators? For that matter, why isn't the "Elevator Is Out Of Service" sign in Braille? Was some bureaucrat concerned about increasing that person's distress about being trapped in a burning building?

Why hasn't anyone sued the Federal Reserve for making paper money that is illegible to blind people?

I see signs along Ill-Annoys highways stating "EXCESSIVE ENGINE BRAKING NOISE PROHIBITED". Who defines "excessive", and what IS the definition?

Winnebago Country in northern Ill-Annoys just posted a bunch of 2' by 3' signs on some back roads - prohibiting tons of vehicles due to weight. I understand these roads may be susceptible to damage by heavy trucks in the Spring - but exactly what good is a sign like that 1/4 mile from where said truck turned on to that road - and there's no good place to turn around for miles?

And those "DEAD END" signs posted so as to only be visible AFTER you turn into the road? I've seen signs on the same pole as the street name sign telling people there's no outlet. What genius thought up where most of them are placed?

Those expensive walls erected along new highway construction - probably at federal mandate - who decides which neighborhoods DON'T get them? I've seen them erected next to swamps - and ending right next to a bunch of houses. Were the homeowners asked if the WANTED their tax dollars to go toward a big ugly wall in their back yard? Some of these around Chicago are already beginning to crumble...

I feel so much better now!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Letter to the editor

Today in the Beloit Daily News, the editorial was "let's tie the minimum wage to inflation and solve all the country's problems.

Here's what I just sent in to them:

About the minimum wage:

We have had this law for decades, and for decades we have been ignoring the real problem. It's not that people get paid too little, it is that our government spends too much and prints money to make it look like our economy is growing.

Tying the minimum wage to "inflation" would institutionalize government overspending by making the dying economy invisible to most people. As prices rise, so would their incomes. When you make $50.00 an hour at Burger King, a hamburger costs $15.00, and gas costs $15.00 per gallon, your standard of living is about what it was when your pay was $5, and gas cost under two dollars.

Let's reduce our federal and state governments to the levels authorized in their respective Constitutions, and perhaps inflation will go away. If our government does not have to spend half it's income on debt service, it can provide the services required by Constitutional laws without the Fed doing any more "quantitative easing" by the billions, and without any more "too big to fail" bailouts.

While we are on the subject, how about a real in-depth audit of the Federal Reserve? It is long overdue.

Truth

A little history for you:


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Obama supporter interviews herself

Another great video from Sunny:


Prelude to World War IV?

Seeing as historians have started to declare the Cold War as "WW III", I guess what I see coming has to be WW IV.

My wife, oldest daughter and I went to a meeting of the Rock River Patriots last night. They hosted a special speaker - Olga Halaburda, a first generation American of Ukrainian immigrants.

Olga has worked as a reporter for WFRV-TV in Green Bay, and is passionate on what is currently happening in the Ukraine. She works through Ukrainian Power Videos to educate children about Ukrainian history.

Despite what you might see or read in the MSM, most of it, anyway, what is happening in the Ukraine is the beginning of something big. Something on the order of what happened in Europe circa 1933.

Vladimir Putin is the star of this play, reprising the role of a short egoist sometimes known as Schickelgruber. He had a puppet by the name of Viktor Yanukovych, who was recently ousted as President of Ukraine.

The Ukraine has a long history of occupation and abuse by the Soviet Union, and Putin seems determined to reclaim the "glory" of the USSR for his Russian Federation.

The first step is to reclaim Ukraine. There were indications before Yanukovych was ousted that the country was being set up for a Russian-led version of Kristallnacht. Remember all those news stories about the rioting in Kiev, and the Molotov-tossing radicals being shot by snipers?

The "radicals" were protesting the systematic destruction of their freedoms under Yanukovych. He had ordered the police to beat protestors, many of whom were kidnapped and in some cases, "disappeared" by their captors. Over 100 protestors were killed by the government's snipers, while three police were killed.

Yanukovych had cut rail traffic to Kiev from the west, and was turning the city into a fortress at the time. This was while the world was watching Putin's Sochi Olympics and the MSM was reporting the unrest in Kiev as "anti-government" agitation.

The people of the Ukraine succeeded in their quest, and Yanukovych was ousted, running for sanctuary in Russia. He is a wanted fugitive now.

The Sochi Olympics over, and Putin's puppet disposed, alternate means of conquest were needed. Putin sent troops, divested of insignia, into the Crimea to "save the ethnic Russians there from Ukrainian aggression". He blockaded the harbor where the Ukraine's navy is docked.

If Putin succeeds in having the world believe his rigged "referendum" on the Crimea joining Russia, do you really think he will stop his empire building with a measly peninsula that will be a money sink on Russia? With the breadbasket of Europe sitting right next to it?

I'm pretty sure he will keep on marching, just like Schickelgruber did,

And our Jugears can play the role of Neville Chamberlain. He's already got the servile apology act down pat.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PC bigotry

"This Space is not for White People; this Space is for People of Color" 

It’s OK to be racist and a bigot if you’re black. In fact, as the definitionists would have it, only white people can be racists and bigots, therefore, excluding whites because they are white cannot be defined as racism.
Defining and redefining words are important to move along new social, cultural, and political trends for the purpose of empowerment. Lewis Carroll has some insights:
"I don't know what you mean by 'glory,'" Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. "Of course you don't — till I tell you . . . . When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master — that's all."
It couldn’t be said any better: Gay Rights, Pro-Choice, Progressives, Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Climate Change. Redefine a word, change the nature of the debate, control the opposition.
And so we come full circle.

Martin Luther King must be spinning in his grave.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

And I thought Jugears would ban Russian ammo as punishment..

Russia stops exporting ammunition to U.S. in retaliation against Obama’s sanctions?

Yesterday, by signing yet another executive order declaring Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to be “an extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security, Obama imposed a number of economic sanctions on Russia — “individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
According to the website SilverDoctors.com, Russia has retaliated against Obama’s imposition of economic sanctions by stopping its export of ammunition to the United States.
I would have thought that Russia would want to export MORE ammo to us - that way, we could be better armed to fight off Jugears' OsamaCare Gestapo.

Tinfoil hat time - is Putin banning ammo sales to the US in order to make Jugears' takeover via martial law easier? They are both Communists, well, one is "ex" and the other denies it...

Beautiful

This is wonderful:



Story at The Patriot Post.

Big Brother in your fireplace

EPA Not Blowing Smoke – Decrees Nationwide Woodstove Ban

In January the EPA tightened the permissible emissions of woodstoves from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to a maximum of 12 micrograms. You might wonder how they would enforce a ban without entering people’s homes or climbing upon their rooftops to sample the smoke. They simply use the same type of mandates they do in the case of new vehicle emissions standards.
They go after the manufacturers. The restrictions ban the production and sale of roughly eighty percent of all stoves currently on the market in the United States.
OK. Time for DIY.

Wood stoves - efficient ones - are easy to build. YouTube has dozens of examples. Here's one:



It might not be elegant, but i am sure that Americans can come up with elegant if they want - and the EPA be damned!

So, you think you can spend whatever you want to for health care?

Think again:

Obamacare blocks patients paying for treatment

Care can be denied 'even if patient is willing,' able to cover cost

A new report by the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics at National Right to Life warns that one of the Obamacare provisions that ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Americans would discover if Congress passed the bill is that some seniors will not be allowed to spend as much as they wish on their health care.
The extreme position was revealed in a special report by the NRLC titled “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in the United States,” which analyzes four fundamental policy areas of Obamacare.
It finds several ways that the federal health care law “will drastically limit access to life-saving medical treatment under the law.”
“These four areas include: the ‘excess benefit’ tax coming into effect in 2018, the current exclusion of adequate health insurance plans from the exchanges, present limits on senior citizens’ ability to use their own money for health insurance, and federal limits on the care doctors give their patients to be implemented as soon as 2016.”
So, Bill Gates won't be able to  pay whatever it takes to get treatment for himself or his family - it will all be up to one of JugearsCare's death panels.

Unless, of course, he elects to travel to Mexico or some other place unencumbered by our government....

If you can afford the travel, and the treatment costs in a foreign country, you are golden. Otherwise, lay back and think of England...

Or - rise up and rid CONgress of the CON - and the White House of the communist wannabe.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Facebook?

I have an account - but I don't use it, or even look at my page. I ignore all friend requests and have never "liked" anything.

Now I see that Facebook has invented 50 gradations of "gender" so as to be politically correct and all-inclusive:

Boys and Girls Together — But Not On Facebook

-a list of Facebook's new "genders"-
The goal of the postmodern Democrat party is to centralize and harness the power of the state, which is then used as a blunt instrument of intimidation to suppress liberty and bring about an imagined Socialist utopia.
Because Socialism always brings poverty, unemployment, misery and chaos wherever it rears its collective head, Democrats have re-branded Socialism with the feel-good label of Social Justice.
There is only justice.
If you hear someone passionately advocating for Social Justice you are looking at a liberal fascist.
In order to enlist social justice drones into their army, the Democrats use the classic Marxist-Leninist tactic of class warfare. The practical effect of class warfare is to Balkanize the American people into small, manageable segments that view the world through a primitive tribal lens. In fact, the Democrats are replicating the sectarian divisions that make the Muslim world an endless killing ground. For Democrats, it is always us against them in a Hobbesian war of shrinking resources. The Democrats posit a zero-sum theory of society. If your neighbor has a bigger house, a nicer car, a higher standard of living than you, it’s because he stole what is rightfully yours.
Right on! Go read the whole thing.

Itellectual Froglegs



Found at Theo Spark

Also:

Written in stone

The left likes to spend a whole lot of their time calling everyone who does not agree with their Marxist and "liberal" ideals "bigots".

Time for a reminder of who the real bigots are:



Saturday, March 1, 2014

From the horse's mouth

How the Connecticut state police view the people of Connecticut:



Seen here.

His last comment - "you're right - I am the master".

Chilling.


Turnabout is fair play

Patriot Activist Makes His Own List: The Home Addresses of CT Legislators Who Voted in Favor of Gun Control

Kimberly Paxton
www.TheDailySheeple.com
February 27th, 2014

 


Here is the post, A Sipsey Street Public Service Announcement: The Connecticut Tyrants List:
The state of Connecticut is making lists of firearm owners to raid. It seems obvious to me that it is thus only fair to list those anti-constitutional tyrants who will have blood on their hands the moment the first Connecticut citizen is shot by the CT state police while carrying out their orders. I will be sending these folks my own email later today.
CT State Senators voting Yes on “An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160,” 3 April 2013. List includes home addresses. Photos and home phone numbers of these tyrants are available here: http://www.cbia.com

John W. Fonfara, 99 Montowese St., Hartford 06114-2841
Eric D. Coleman, 77 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield 06002-2529
Andrea Stillman, 5 Coolidge Ct., Waterford 06385-3309
Gary LeBeau, 501 Canyon Ridge Dr., Broad Brook 06016-5602
Kevin Kelly, 240 York St., Stratford 06615-7952
Steve Cassano, 1109 Middle Tpke, E Manchester 06040-3703
Anthony J. Musto, 15 Maymont Ln., Trumbull 06611-2111
Beth Bye, 99 Outlook Ave., West Hartford 06119-1432
Andres Ayala, PO Box 55106, Bridgeport 06610-5106
Terry B. Gerratana, 674 Lincoln St., New Britain 06052-1833
Michael A. McLachlan, 47 W Wooster St., Danbury 06810-7731
Bob Duff, 50 Toilsome Ave., Norwalk 06851-2425
Toni Boucher, 5 Wicks End Ln, Wilton 06897-2633
Paul Doyle, 38 Thornbush Rd., Wethersfield 06109-3554
Carlo Leone, 88 Houston Ter., Stamford 06902-4449
Toni N. Harp (no longer in the Legislature, she is now the Mayor of New Haven, CT).
John McKinney, 986 S Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield 06824-6348
Martin M. Looney, 132 Fort Hale Rd., New Haven 06512-3630
Donald E. Williams, Jr., 41 Malbone Ln., Brooklyn 06234-1563
Edward Meyer, 407 Mulberry Point Rd., Guilford 06437-3204
Dante Bartolomeo, 167 Reynolds Dr., Meriden 06450-2568
Gayle Slossburg, 14 Honeysuckle Ln., Milford 06461-1671
Joan V. Hartley, 206 Columbia Blvd., Waterbury 06710-1401
Leonard Fasano, 7 Sycamore Ln., North Haven 06473-1283
Joseph J. Crisco, Jr., 1205 Racebrook Rd., Woodbridge 06525-1822
L. Scott Frantz, 123 Meadow Rd., Riverside 06878-2521
CT House members voting Yes on “An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160,” 3 April 2013. Photos and home phone numbers of these tyrants are available here:
http://www.cbia.com

Catherine Abercrombie, 64 Parker Ave., Meriden 06450-5945
Ernest Hewett, 29 Colman St., New London 06320-3558
Peter Tercyak, 150 Belridge Rd., New Britain 06053-1008
Brenda Kupchick, 85 Liberty St., Madison 06443-3258
William Tong, 99 Chestnut Hill Rd., Stamford 06903-4030
Gary Holder-Winfield, 480 Winchester Ave., New Haven 06511-1920
James Albis, 369 Coe Ave., Apt 14, East Haven
David Alexander, 277 Pearl St., Enfield 06082-4368
Bryan Hurlburt (Stepped down to take a position with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.)
Diana Urban, 146 Babcock Rd., North Stonington 06359-1334
Gail Lavielle, 109 Hickory Hill Rd., Wilton 06897-1135
Claire Janowski, 263 Hany Ln., Vernon 06066-2740
Edwin Vargas, 141 Douglas St., Hartford 06114-2422
Angel Arce, 248 Franklin Ave., Hartford 06114-1841
Susan Johnson, 120 Bolivia St., Willimantic 06226-2818
Joe Verrengia, 160 Colonial St., West Hartford 06110-1814
David Arconti, Jr., 141 Great Plain Rd., Danbury 06811-3844
Tom Vicino, 92 Carter Hill Rd., Clinton 06413-1230
Joe Aresimowicz, 248 Lower Ln., Berlin 06037-2231
David Kiner, 5 Cranberry Hollow, Enfield 06082-2200
Toni Walker, 1643 Ella T Grasso Blvd., New Haven 06511-2801
Patricia Widlitz, 12 Island Bay Cir., Guilford 06437-3058
Timothy Larson, 33 Gorman Pl., East Hartford 06108-1450
Christina Ayala, 506 Brooks St., Bridgeport 06608-1303
Terry Backer, 125 Jefferson St., Stratford 06615-7810
Roland Lemar, 6 Eld St., New Haven 06511-3816
Roberta Willis, PO Box 1733, 30 Upland Meadow Rd., Lakeville 06039-1733
Tom O’Dea, 37 Holly Rd., New Canaan 06840-6406
David Baram, 5 Warbler Cir., Bloomfield 06002-2233
Matthew Lesser, 1160 S Main S.,t Apt 110, Middletown 06457-5034
Christopher Wright, 35 Ruth St., Apt 49, Bristol 06010-3218
Arthur O’Neill, 617 Bucks Hill Rd., Southbury 06488-1952
Brian Becker, 14 Candlewood Dr., West Hartford 06117-1009
Rick Lopes, 208 S Mountain Dr., New Britain 06052-1514
Elissa Wright, 51 Pearl St., Groton 06340-5732
Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus, Legislative Office Bldg., Rm 4017, Hartford 06106
Geoff Luxenburg, 45 Chatham Dr., Manchester 06042-8522
James Maroney, 22 Saranac Rd Milford 06461-9401
Larry Butler, 70 Blackman Rd., Waterbury 06704-1203
Juan Candelaria, 28 Arch St., New Haven 06519-1511
Brandon McGee, 43 Warren St., Hartford 06120-2117
Robert Megna, 40 Foxon Hill Rd., Unit 54, New Haven 06513-1166
Charles “Don” Clemons, 130 Read St., Bridgeport 06607-2021
Michelle Cook, 499 Charles St., Torrington 06790-3420
Patricia Miller, 95 Liberty St., Apt A4, Stamford 06902-4732
John Shaban, 29 Ledgewood Rd., Redding 06896-2916
Bill Aman, 878 Strong Rd., South Windsor 06074-2006
Philip Miller, 24 Bushy Hill Rd., Ivoryton 06442-1108
Victor Cuevas, 17 Keefe St., Waterbur,y 06706-1616
Mike D’Agostino, 575 Ridge Rd., Hamden 06517-2519
Russ Morin, 495 Brimfield Rd., Wethersfield 06109-3209
Richard Smith, 25 Jeremy Dr., New Fairfield 06812-2109
Prasad Srinivasan, 268 Grandview Dr., Glastonbury 06033-3946
Bruce Morris, 315 Ely Ave., Norwalk 06854-4619
Stephen Dargan, 215 Beach St., West Haven 06516-6133
Paul Davis, 335 Smith Farm Rd., Orange 06477-3127
Ted Moukawsher, 48 W Elderkin Ave., Groton 06340-4933
Mitch Bolinsky, 3 Wiley Ln., Newtown 06470-1812
Stephen Walko, 7 Charter Oak Ln., Greenwich 06830-6911
Mike Demicco, 6 Deborah Ln., Farmington 06032-3031
Mary Mushinsky, 188 S Cherry St., Wallingford 06492-4016
Patricia Dillon, 68 W Rock Ave., New Haven 06515-2221
Sandy Nafis, 49 Whitewood Rd., Newington 06111-2133
Larry Cafero, Jr., 6 Weed Ave., Norwalk 06850-2224
Terrie Wood, 50 Saint Nicholas Rd., Darien 06820-2823
Joe Diminico, 26 Finley St., Manchester 06040-5616
David Yaccarino, 1804 Hartford Tpke., North Haven 06473-1248
Elaine O’Brien, 1321 Hill St., Suffield 06078-1024
Kim Fawcett, 234 Collingwood Ave., Fairfield 06825-1877
Chris Perone, 8 E. Rocks Rd., Norwalk 06851-2919
Christie Carpino, 29 Sovereign Rd., Cromwell 06416-1136
Lonnie Reed, 60 Maple St., Apt. 44, Branford 06405-3562
Andy Fleischmann, 25 Sherwood Rd., West Hartford 06117-2739
Mae Flexer, 452 Main St., Danielson 06239-2104
Emmett Riley, 150 Yantic St., Unit 160, Norwich 06360-4248
Daniel Fox, 14 Carter Dr., Stamford 06902-7013
Matt Ritter, 169 N Beacon St., Hartford 06105-2246
J. Brendan Sharkey, 600 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden 06518-1606
Jason Rojas, 128 Langford Ln., East Hartford 06118-2369
Gerald Fox, III, 66 Fairview Ave., Stamford 06902-8129
Mary Fritz, 43 Grove St., Yalesville 06492-1606
Livvy Floren, 210 Round Hill Rd., Greenwich 06831-3357
Henry Genga, 5 Elaine Dr., East Hartford 06118-3515
John Frey, 2 Copps Hill Rd., Ridgefield 06877-4013
Linda Gentile, 158 Hodge Ave., Ansonia 06401-3236
Robert Sanchez, 269 Washington St., New Britain 06051-1024
Minnie Gonzalez, 97 Amity St., Hartford 06106-1001
Ezequiel Santiago, 991 State St., Bridgeport 06605-1504
Jeffrey Berger, 134 Gaylord Dr., Waterbury 06708-2181
Auden Grogins, 155 Brewster St., Apt 5L, Bridgeport 06605-3111
Hilda Santiago, 86 South Ave., Fl 3, Meriden 06451-7624
DebraLee Hovey, 296 Fan Hill Rd., Monroe 06468-1329
Bob Godfrey, 13 Stillman Ave., Danbury 06810-8007
Antonio Guerrera, 194 Catherine Dr., Rocky Hill 06067-1096
Brian Sear, 11 N Canterbury Rd., Canterbury 06331-1209
Elizabeth Ritter, 24 Old Mill Rd., Quaker Hill 06375-1319
Tony Hwang, PO Box 762, Fairfield 06824-0762
Joseph Serra, PO Box 233, Middletown 06457-0233
Gregg Haddad, 28 Storrs Heights Rd., Storrs Mansfield 06268-2322
John Hampton, 33 West Mountain, Simsbury 06092
Charlie Stallworth, 35 Wickliffe Cir., Bridgeport 06606-1929
Themis Klarides, 23 East Ct., Derby 06418-2640
Noreen Kokoruda, 85 Liberty St., Madison 06443-3258
Jonathan Steinberg, 1 Bushy Ridge Rd., Westport 06880-2104
Jack Hennessy, 556 Savoy St., Bridgeport 06606-4125

If you call, please be polite. We are not lefty-liberals, after all!

Remember all that hype about CERN and black holes?

Well, they went and did it - and did a marvelous coverup of the results. We are all living inside one now.

http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

Video at the link.

Possibly this explains global warming climate change?

H/t Dead Man Dance

This is registration

Connecticut recently banned a myriad of rifles and "ammunition feeding devices". Current owners are graciously allowed to keep their property - IF they register with the state.

Well, about 10% of the gun owners targeted by this illegal act actually responded by registering.

And some of them possibly are getting their award for their stupidity:

Connecticut Tells Gun Owners, Destroy or Hand Over Rifles & Standard Capacity Magazines

Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Two hundred and fourteen Connecticut residents who tried to comply with the new state laws but were late sending in their state designated “Assault Weapon” and “High Capacity Magazine” registration paperwork are now or will be, getting letters from CT State Police (CSP).  If it is the one above their options will be few… they need to destroy, turn in, sell or remove their personal property from Connecticut or face the law.
Those who fail to do so could face serious criminal penalties. Once people realize they can’t keep the guns and magazines, they’re going to get rid of them, Michael P. Lawlor, the undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, says.
Image of the purported letter at the link.

This is what happens if you blithely assume that your civil servants are acting in your best interests and simply do as they tell you. You get screwed.

Kudos to the 300,000-odd Connecticut gun owners who ignored this blatant infringement.

I have to wonder about the reality of that letter they show - it would be so easy to say you "removed" the offending gun or magazine from the state.

Like many Canadian gun owners supposedly "lost" their guns out of boats...

First Ill-Annoys CCW licenses sent!

Over 5000 subjects in the People's Republik of Ill-Annoys have graciously been allowed by their masters to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

It only cost them $150 each, good for five years, and has a list of caveats and prohibited places longer than your arm.

Still, progress. I eagerly await the first Wisconsin resident who takes advantage of the Ill-Annoys rule that anyone allowed to carry a gun in public in their home state is allowed to have a concealed weapon in their vehicle in Ill-Annoys. The court proceedings and media circus ought to be very entertaining.

Uh-oh....

Fact Check: Could a Little-Known International Agreement With Ukraine Force U.S., Britain Into War With Russia?

The United States and Britain “reaffirmed” its commitment to protect Ukraine’s borders in exchange for the nation giving up its nuclear weapons in a little-known treaty known as the “Budapest Memorandum signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1994.

The Daily Mail notes reports “if Russia has invaded Ukraine then it would be difficult for the US and Britain to avoid going to war.”

Sir Tony Brenton, who served as a British ambassador from 2004 to 2008, said war is certainly on the table if it’s determined that the Budapest Memorandum is “legally binding.”

According to the Daily Mail, Kiev has asked that the agreement be honored as it claims its borders have been violated.
The operative words here are "legally binding".

Jugears has no concept of that term.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Religious freedom

Denied to our servicemen.



Jugears is systematically removing real leaders from our armed forces - just like the left-liberals are working to remove people not in line with their socialist goals from our schools and public view.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wal-Mart?

My impression was mostly cheap stuff from China, and I tried to stay away from them as much as possible.

Perhaps I was wrong:



If they do this, I'll buy anything I need from them that says "Made in the USA", even if it costs more than similar stuff elsewhere made elswhere.

Gun control success

The law worked just like the left-liberals planned it...

How gun control helped a stalker kill my husband

In April 2009, my husband was shot six times in front of me in the middle of a busy restaurant by a man who was stalking me. I have a permit to carry a handgun but because of the law at that time in my home state of Tennessee, I had to leave the gun that I normally carried for self defense, locked in my car that night. 
An almost identical scenario played out in Texas a few years ago, and started the move toward universal concealed carry.

Never let up - keep fighting - and we might just see the Second Amendment enforced in this country, at long last.

Coming out

This has been on my mind for a while now.

People in America who identify with the "LGBT" community - is there such a thing? - have been making a real big noise for the last few years about "coming out" and making public statements like "gay pride" parades. They have been agitating for recognition of "gay marriage", and pushing for special protection from discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation.

They have been going out of their way to "get on a list".

I can't help but think of Germany in the 1930's. Anyone on the Nazi's "list" got rounded up and shipped off for extermination. People of non-traditional sexual orientation were right on the top of the list.

Now we hear that Uganda, that paragon of human rights, has outlawed people who practice non-traditional sex. They published a list of 200 names. The only reason they would do this is to alert the vigilantes in Uganda that here are 200 people you can harass - or possibly kill outright - with little or no repercussions.

To me, sex is a private thing, not to be discussed in polite company, definitely not something to be made into a parade through the middle of the city.

There are many in America who at the least do not agree with those lifestyles, and some who actively are just waiting for an excuse to go out and kick some strange butt - or worse. Hate crime laws do not seem to deter these types, any more than gun control laws deter criminals from obtaining the tools of their trade.

Arizona and possibly Alabama proposing laws protecting the right to publicly demonstrate displeasure with these lifestyles will embolden those persons who are itching for a little fun. Even the discussion of the possibility of those laws being enacted will give a lot of support to them who want to never hear about "gay pride" again, or see it portrayed on TV and in movies as a legitimate lifestyle.

History has been described as a pendulum. Are we starting to see the reverse sweep from total public sexual license back to Puritanism?

How will all those people who have made such a big deal out of publicly flaunting their choices fare if we end up with "leaders" who wish to cleanse America of what they conceive to be sin?

Heinlein wrote of Nehemiah Scudder - and he had predicted many aspects of our modern world before...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The right to refuse

It should have been obvious as the next move. With federal law prohibiting "discrimination" for just about any reason you can think of, comes the backlash - Arizona, and maybe Alabama, proposing laws enforcing a business owner's right to refuse to serve anyone if serving that person would go against their religious beliefs.

As much as I hate the government doing ANYTHING that interferes with an individual's right to do business - or not do business - with anyone, for any reason whatsoever - I cannot back laws like this.

It's none of the government's business who a private person associates with, or refuses to associate with. If you don't like Irishmen and Germans, you should be free to start a club called "No Irishmen or Germans Allowed!". Only people of like mind will join - and any Irishman or German who is angry to be excluded should be happy to avoid people who dislike their nationality.

If a business refuses to cater to persons of "alternative gender", they will suffer the loss of profits from sales to those people, and if enough of the community feels that their "intolerance" is intolerable, they will also take their business elsewhere. The business owner will survive on sales to people of like mind, or those who don't give a fig about it, or will go under if they offend enough prospective customers. No governmental intervention is needed, or desirable.

I firmly believe that much of the remaining animosity between people of different "races" in America is a direct result of anti-discrimination laws and even worse, "affirmative action" laws. Rubbing people's faces in racial differences by law is a sure way to keep generating new bigots generation after generation.

How about a law, at the federal level - there shall be no law enacted that in any way interferes with an individual's or organization's right to associate - or refuse to associate - with anyone for any reason whatever.

And then let the free market sort it out.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Know your target!

Probably not a good idea to shoot at steel plates...





I've got a couple of steel silhouette targets of bighorn sheep left by the previous landowner. They are warped into curves by all the bullets they have taken over the years. Most of the high power rounds just make craters in the 1/2" plate. A few penetrate.

And, once in a while, they ricochet. Last summer, one of my friends shot his .308 at the backstop and caught one of those silhouettes just right. The round came back over our heads, and ended up in the hillside behind us. Good thing my range is down in a hollow!

The whine of that round passing was enough for me - the sheep got retired behind the backstop!

Videos found in the comments at Failure to Fire.

Just did the taxes

Just finished the federal and state tax returns for last year, and "e-filed" them.

It's a good thing I'm basically a peaceful person. Dealing with tax forms can turn a saint into a raving monster.

Wisconsin requires an "electronic copy" of your federal return in order to file Wisconsin taxes.
Why? If you file by mail, there's no requirement to send copies of the federal forms.

So, I did the federal e-file first.

The "free" federal e-file fill-in forms are apparently farmed out to some private outfit. How much of our tax money goes to this outfit?

They do a reasonably good job of digitizing the morass of IRS forms with hyperlinks to pull in the correct forms needed for the various lines.

Unfortunately, they don't tell you to NOT enter a zero on lines that correspond to forms you don't need to fill out. If you do this, there's no warning. The e-file goes through and you get an acknowledgement email saying the IRS will accept or deny the filing in a while.

Then you get another email from the IRS - "denied" - with a nice list of cryptic debug information that probably looks like some sort of Satanic incantation to people unfamiliar with programming.

So, I debugged - and discovered the lines I had entered a zero on raised a flag telling the IRS to expect the associated form, which didn't exist in the filing - so, denied.

Three iterations later, I got an email back - "filing successful".

Is this just a way of forcing Joe Public into H&R Block or Liberty Tax Service? I have to wonder if there's a connection between the "free" e-file and these guys.

Another irritation - when you tell the federal e-file to "print" the return, it just flickers the screen. Nothing comes out of the printer. After a few tries, I thought to look at the download folder - and there resided a few copies of the return - in PDF format. It would have been nice for the code to raise a message box telling you that!

The Wisconsin form was a bit more logical, but had some irritating features also. They require you to enter your W-2 forms manually, and do math on what you enter. The totals from the W-2s was $2 off from the federal forms for some reason. I hope I don't get audited for that.

I hope Governor Walker wasn't just blowing smoke when he suggested that Wisconsin repeal the income tax here. Getting rid of the bureaucracy and all the state (union?) employees needed to process the state income tax would likely give us another surplus we could use to pay off the last of Doyle's debts...

Phishing?

Just received this:

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Are they hoping for a reply to learn if this email address is live?

That's the only reason I can come up with, other than a desire to waste bandwidth.

I've seen a few messages from my email server lately - "can't deliver" - that are for messages apparently attempting to use me as a forwarder.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Climate change

Just saw Bill Nye and some female Congresscritter on "Meet the Press - my wife had the idiot box on. The subject was "climate change".

The words "consensus" and "debate" were used.

I know others have said this, probably better than I will - but -

1. There is no debate in science. Things are either fact or false, proven or theory.
2. There is no consensus in science. You can either prove your theory or you can't.

Both of these concepts are political. "Consensus" comes from a majority agreeing upon some issue. Right or wrong, the majority opinion controls. This is the basis of "democracy", and the big reason that democracy is such a dangerous thing.

"Debate" is a means to come to "consensus".

"Climate change" is a given, in that we have very compelling evidence from written histories and from evidence collected by scientists that the climate of Earth has changed in the past, and is changing now. No reputable scientist will argue otherwise, since the evidence is out there for all to see.

Human involvement in "climate change" is another matter altogether. There is no compelling evidence that anything Man has done in the past or is likely to do in the future can have an effect on the Earth's climate.

What does exist is a collection of theories and computer models. Each taken separately will show that there is reason to think that certain gases can cause a planet's atmosphere to retain more of the heat the planet receives from its' star, or that if you make certain assumptions and run them through a computer model, you can show certain outcomes.

If you take the theory that some percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere will cause global temperatures to rise, and couple that with a computer model designed to show what happens when CO2 concentrations rise, you will get results that show that the Earth's climate will warm with increasing CO2. This is the expected result.

If you take real temperature and CO2 concentration measurements over a significantly long period, you can start to form patterns and correlations between the two variables.

"Correlation does not imply causation" is a truism. Before you can state that increased CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere directly cause the planet to warm, you have to perform experiments designed to prove this theory. Since it is impossible to perform experiments on the Earth, we do simulations. No reputable scientist will do a simulation and announce he has "proven" his theory. He publishes his results and methods - including the intimate details of how his simulation works - and lets other scientists examine his work. When the results are matched to real data over a long enough time, and successfully predict actual present data given historic data, the simulation is deemed to be a good one.

In the "climate change" community, computer models are kept secret, data is not shared, data is altered and massaged, and people make statements of proven fact based on the results of those simulations. "Scientists" conspire to "hide the decline" and prevent peer review of the subject because "the debate is settled".

These people are not scientists, if they ever were. They are people promoting a cause for whatever reason - "protecting the environment", creating a "new world order", or simply gaining more power and wealth for themselves and their friends.

I'm tired of typing now - have to go out in the cold and buy some milk produced by a significant source of the greenhouse gas methane.

Open letter

Mike Vanderboegh speaking to Connecticut's public servants and law enforcement community:

An Open Letter to the Men and Women of the Connecticut State Police: You are NOT the enemy (UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO BE.)

Let's assume that there are 100,000 non-compliant owners of military pattern semi-automatic rifles in your state. I think it is a larger number but 100,000 has a nice round ring to it. Let us then apply the rule of three percent to that number -- not to the entire population of your state, not even to the number of firearm owners, but just to that much smaller demonstrated number of resistors. That leaves you with at least 3,000 men and women who will shoot you if you try to enforce this intolerable act upon them. Of course you will have to come prepared to shoot them. That's a given. They know this. So please understand: THEY. WILL. SHOOT. YOU. (In what they believe is righteous self defense.) Now, if any of them follow Bill Clinton's rules of engagement and utilize the principles of 4th Generation Warfare, after the first shots are fired by your raid parties, they will not be home when you come to call. These people will be targeting, according to the 4GW that many of them learned while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, the war makers who sent you. This gets back to that "when democracy turns to tyranny, the armed citizenry still gets to vote." One ballot, or bullet, at a time.
This is all hypothetical, of course, based upon the tyrants' appetites for these hitherto law-abiding citizens' liberty, property and lives as well as upon your own willingness to enforce their unconstitutional diktat. And here's where you can do something about it. The first thing you have to realize is that the people you will be targeting do not view you as the enemy. Indeed, you are NOT their enemy, unless you choose to be one.
Somewhere around ten percent of the owners of "assault weapons" banned under the current Connecticut law haven't bothered to "register" with the state. Perhaps they learned from the experience of Californians who obeyed that state's registration law that confiscation was the furthest thing from the minds of the California legislature.

One thing is certain - if innocents get killed during any attempt to enforce this un-Constitutional law, it WILL start something that no one except Satan - and perhaps Jugears and his crew - wants.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NSA protest

There's a web site out there that wants you to fight back against the NSA monitoring everything all the time. Their ad is up on a lot of conservative web sites, including Day By Day.

Noble sentiment, so I clicked. I sent emails to my Congresscritters through them. Then I clicked on the "call you legislators" button with my phone number.

Big mistake. A computer calls you back, asks for your ZIP code, and proceeds to try and connect you to all the Congresscritters that represent your area.

By itself, this is a nice thing to let you leave messages with them easily. Except - there's no way to abort the process - say, if you don't have time right now to finish, or perhaps you need to use the phone to report an emergency. The computer ignores a hangup. You have to plod though the whole spiel to get it to let go of your line.


VA targeting veteran's arms

The new push to disarm America is aimed at those people most able to defend her from all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.

Feds Take Aim at Decorated Combat Veteran's Gun Rights

Like other Combat Vets, Pat Kirby has PTSD. The VA says he has to turn in his guns or face prison. This is not a misprint.
Pat Kirby and Tim King
Pat Kirby and Tim King

(MYRTLE CREEK, OR) - Pat Kirby answered his country's call to arms during the Vietnam War, serving multiple tours, suffering injuries, watching friends die. Today he has a letter from the VA telling him that because his wife takes care of their family finances, he is deemed "incompetent" and for this reason, he has to turn in his guns and relinquish his 2nd Amendment Rights, or face going to prison.
It's like a bad flashback to the attitudes that led to the creation of Rambo. Veteran discrimination has not been this pronounced in years, it seems the Vietnam Veteran is always asked to take a harder road than those who served both before and after them. Suicide rates of Vietnam Veterans are astronomical, much like their brethren from the current wars. These are all reasons not to humiliate and shame Veterans, of all people, without justified cause. 
Video here. The video at the story didn't run.
The first video I produced about Pat Kirby and Susan and their efforts to halt this government seizure of basic rights it is tracks, had just accumulated over 23,000 views, when YouTube pulled it from our site, and then, quite oddly, re-added the video within only half an hour, but when it went back up there were zero views. What kind of games are taking place? Others have pointed to the new video not holding visitor counts, I have been told the number has gone backward.
So, the VA is sending threatening letters to our veterans to disarm them.

I guess our "leaders" are really getting scared of what will happen when their socialist paradise crashes down, and there are any Americans left with both weapons and the knowledge to use them effectively...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Testimony by one of the opressed

The Jugears IRS is persecuting people opposed to Jugears and the erosions of our freedoms:


Friday, February 7, 2014

Ill-Annoys - they never quit!

It's in committee - where it will likely die...

Short description: FIREARMS REGISTRATION

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance

New Act

720 ILCS 5/24-3from Ch. 38, par. 24-3


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Firearms Registration Act. Provides that every person in the State must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses in accordance with the Act. Provides that a person shall not purchase or possess ammunition within this State without having first obtained a registration certificate identifying a firearm that is suitable for use with that ammunition, or a receipt demonstrating that the person has applied to register a suitable firearm under the Act and that the application is pending. Provides that the Department of State Police must complete a background check of any person who applies for: (1) a registration certificate for a firearm that was lawfully owned or possessed on the effective date of the Act, was brought into the State by a new resident, or was acquired by operation of law upon the death of the former owner; or (2) a renewal of a registration certificate unless, within 12 months of the date the renewal application is submitted, the applicant passed a background check conducted by the Department in connection with the applicant's acquisition of another firearm. Provides exceptions. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is a Class 2 felony to sell or transfer ownership of a firearm to another person without complying with the registration requirement of the Firearms Registration Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/5/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

I'll bet NEVER...

When is the UN accusation of child abuse, abuse against women, and against other religions going out for the Muslims?

UN Wants Church to Rewrite It’s Canon Law

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child not only accused the Vatican of allowing children to be abused by priests, it also urged it to revise its teachings on abortion, contraception, sex education and homosexuality.
FoxNews.com is reporting that the Committee “accused the Vatican Wednesday of ‘systematically’ adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes.”
These recommendations were submitted after subjecting Holy See to a grueling day-long interrogation last month on its implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which the Holy See ratified in 1990.
I know he won't do this, but the Pope ought to tell the UN where they can stick that idea, after folding it so it's all points...


 

Good ruling

Federal Judge: Drivers Are Allowed to Warn Others of Speed Traps

A federal judge in Missouri, Henry Autrey, has ruled that this practice—warning other drivers of speed traps—is legal and protected by the First Amendment.  The issue came up because a man (Michael Elli) in Ellisville, Missouri was pulled over and cited for flashing his lights to notify other drivers to slow down. He challenged the citation and even filed suit against the Ellisville Police Department. They dropped the charges against him (which could have resulted in a $1,000 fine), but they continued to fight Elli’s suit.
But Autrey ruled in Elli’s favor. His comments are refreshingly reasonable:
Autrey said in his ruling that the flashing of headlights was essentially a good thing, sending “a message to bring one’s driving in conformity with the law — whether it be by slowing down, turning on one’s own headlamps at dusk or in the rain, or proceeding with caution.”
About time someone clarified this - but unless you live in Missouri, don't expect to get away with this, unless you, too, are prepared to fight in court.

I'll keep on doing this as long as I can still drive.

News you never heard

The power grid is extremely vulnerable. A handful of determined people with not much in the way of destructive devices could black out much of America for years...

Runup to war? Precision strike on fiber optics, generators

WASHINGTON – Was a sniper attack on a power station’s transformer in San Jose, Calif., last year a prelude to future, perhaps larger, terrorist attacks on the vulnerable U.S. grid system?
That appears to be the consensus emerging from the attack that included a professional cutting of fiber optic lines and then shooting AK-47 rounds into the transformer of a PG&E Metcalf substation in San Jose.
The goal apparently was to cause the coolant to drain and the substation’s transformers to burn up and create a major blackout in the area.
In the attack, one or two individuals went down manholes at the suburban San Jose facility and cut fiber cables that knocked out 9-1-1 and land-line service to the power station.
In addition, they fired more than 100 7.62mm x 39mm rounds into about 10 transformers, damaging a number of them.
The idea was to cause cooling oil to leak out and force the transformers to overheat and shut down, if not burn up altogether. Depending on their size, larger transformers are imported and are specially designed, which means they are not easily replaced. Some take up to three years to swap out under normal circumstances.
The attack last year did not affect the electrical flow, owing in part to the fact that it occurred at night, demand was low and emergency workers were able to respond to prevent any major shutdown. 
Those big transformers don't sit on shelves at Home Depot, waiting to be installed. They are custom-built in only a few factories on Earth, and have LONG lead times.

Acts of war aside, a solar storm that sends a big CME our way could induce enough current in the long main feeders between the generators and the big transformers to cause them to saturate and self-destruct. AFAIK, there has been little or no work done on our grid to protect against this. One event like that could put us back in the 1880's overnight.