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A Eurolines bus left Amsterdam bound for London via Calais on Tuesday when border police searched baggage and found three loaded automatic pistols, three Smith & Wesson revolvers and a semi-automatic Luger, as well as two Italian-made firearms, a Czech-made firearm, a silencer and almost 500 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The Israeli Air Force bombed 40 mosques in Gaza Tuesday night, July 30, in the most extensive operation against Hamas’ religious institutions-cum-military bases so far. In total, at least 50 mosques have been blown up along with their stockpiles of rockets and arms caches.
These concentrated air strikes on rocket arsenals are as integral to Operation Protective Edge as the ground work in destroying tunnels. They have been stepped up in advance of the preparations launched by the government on Wednesday for the possible termination of the IDF ground operation in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of troops.
DEBKAfile‘s sources say that the order to end the ground operation in Gaza would not mean that the war is over. There are no illusions about the Palestinian extremist groups laying down their arms. In practical terms, therefore, Israeli troops will regroup and spread out along the border as a barrier against future Hamas attempts to keep up its terror offensive by means of cross-border commando raids using undiscovered tunnels and firing rockets and mortars into Israel.
The media and world “leaders” will put their spin on this story. But as Muslims and Israel know, appeasement does not win wars.
I found a way to charge the Motorola DTR radios from a 12V backup power system. It requires two parts, a 12V to 5V USB power converter and a USB charging cable for an older model of NexTel phone (both from Amazon):
EZOPower 8A 40W Output 5-Port USB Car Charger
Classic Straight USB Cable for the Nextel i860
I cut the cigarette lighter plug off and installed PowerPoles. The cable will plug into the charging base included with the radio, but doesn’t seem to intiate the charging cycle. It works fine plugging it directly into the radio though. If you already have the Gomadic cable, all you need is their Tip #14.
I would suggest buying tips for all your USB powered devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) and be prepared for when the “lights go out”.
It has been a deja vu session of that day nearly a month ago when the Banco Espirito Santo (BES) problems were first revealed, sending European stocks and US futures, however briefly, plunging. Since then things have only gotten worse for the insolvent Portuguese megabank, and overnight BES, all three of its holdco now bankrupt, reported an epic loss despite which it will not get a bailout but instead must raise capital on its own. The result has been a record drop in both the bonds (down some 20 points earlier) and the stock (despite a shorting ban instituted last night), which crashed as much as 40% before stabilizing at new all time lows around €0.25, in the process wiping out recent investments by such “smart money” as Baupost, Goldman and DE Shaw. The result is a European financial sector that is struggling in the red, while adding to its pain are some large cap names such as Adidas which also tumbled after issuing a profit warning relating to “developments” in Russia. Then there was European inflation which printed at 0.4%, below the expected 0.5%, and the lowest in pretty much ever, and certainly since the ECB commenced its latest fight with “deflation”, which so far is not going well. The European cherry on top was Greece, whose dead cat bounce is now over, after May retail sales crashed 8.5%, after rising 3.8% in April.
Oh, as for now bankrupt Argentina, don’t cry for it. Something tells us the brand new BRICS bank will be quick to reach out a helping hand to the insolvent country, unless of course the country purchases the holdout bonds behind the scenes and puts the whole affair to bed (although how that will anger the restructured bondholders, or if it will trigger the RUFO clause is anyone’s guess).
h/t Dave B
What will happen first? Will we fall under the specter of martial law and all that entails? Or, will we experience an economic collapse prior to martial law?
In the present state of affairs, it is very easy to focus on the invasion of America through our Southern border as the Fifth column insurgents make their way into the country in the form of MS-13 as they prepare to wreak havoc on any opposition to the coming takeover. We are also focused on the presence of unscreened immigrants coming into our country and who are failing to be screened for very serious health conditions such as Ebola. It easy to become fixated on things like the NDAA and unconstitutional, permanent detention. We are very focused on the shoot down of MH-17 and preparing for war with Russia. However, what we should be focusing on is the economic collapse which has already began.
Before we continue with the analysis of what comes first, let’s interject some common sense into this analysis. The global elite need a horrific war to rid themselves of the old system and usher in the new system. Out of chaos comes order. This will set into motion the depopulation agenda that will accompany this coming martial law and World War III. We know the globalists seek to maximize profits at every turn. Therefore, one should ask themselves the question, “How can they globalists make the most money as they usher in the New World Order? The answer is simple, if they want to realize maximum value for their efforts, they should steal as much money from the American people as possible, before collapsing the economy.
The correct answer is martial law.
What are your quarantine procedures? Can you afford to take an extended leave from work? Will you send your children to school? These are questions that we should consider but pray we never have to implement. Is our government preparing to protect us or is our government encouraging the spread of contagious diseases?
We only have to ask “why”. Why would the government open our southern border and actually promote the spread of disease across the country? Once we come to the obvious conclusion, we then have to ask what would men of Sacred honor do?
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on record that Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. population, the agency still published guidance for airline flight crews, cleaning personnel and cargo workers regarding safe handling of infected passengers.
The advisory begins by describing Ebola as “a severe, often-fatal disease” that while rare, can spread from person to person, especially among health-care staff and other people who have close contact with an infected person.
The advisory then notes the likelihood of contracting Ebola is extremely low unless a person has direct contact with the bodily fluids of a person or animal that is infected and showing symptoms.
Trying to dampen fears of travel to West Africa, the location of the current outbreak, the advisory comments that a fever in a person who has traveled or lived in an area where Ebola is present is “likely to be caused by a more common infectious disease, but the person would need to be evaluated by a health care provider to be sure.”
To assist in the identification of Ebola symptoms, the CDC provided the following description of how the infection operates:
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the molecular mechanism by which the deadly Ebola virus assembles, providing potential new drug targets. Surprisingly, the study showed that the same molecule that assembles and releases new viruses also rearranges itself into different shapes, with each shape controlling a different step of the virus’s life cycle.
“Like a ‘Transformer’, this protein of the Ebola virus adopts different shapes for different functions,” said Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science at TSRI. “It revises a central dogma of molecular biology—that a protein molecule has one shape that predestines one biological function.”
There is no possibility that the Ebola virus is man made. We do not have the technology to design the genes necessary to transform the shape of the virus to accommodate new functionality in different phases of its life style.
So the first question to ask is what will we do when this disease comes here? And then we have to ask why the pResident has opened our southern border to everyone at this time?
Nigeria felt a chill from the hot zone when a 40-year-old man collapsed and died from the dread Ebola virus after flying there from Liberia.
That hot zone chill now reaches America, with word that the same man was scheduled to fly to Minneapolis in time for an August 16 party celebrating the birthdays of two of his three young daughters.
Patrick Sawyer was a naturalized U.S. citizen who worked for the Finance Ministry of his native Liberia and returned home to his wife and children in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, whenever he could. He almost certainly would have boarded that flight to Minneapolis had he remained at least outwardly healthy enough not to exhibit symptoms.
One nightmare scenario would have been for him to go ahead with the birthday party for his daughters even though he was feeling a little flu-ish and maybe dish out cake and ice cream to his little girls before anybody imagined he might be carrying the deadly virus from distant West Africa.
Colonel Smith, Sergeant Major Jones do you have your conceal carry permit that Federal law allows you to obtain as a retired military police man?
You don’t, I do not understand, Federal law known as the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) and commonly referred to as HR 218 was enacted in 2004.
This act allows police officers in any state or jurisdiction to carry concealed their personal firearm in any other state or jurisdiction.
I know, the military uses the word apprehend, and the civilian law enforcement community uses the word arrest. This little play on words is what the Department of Defense/DoD had used to deny military police of all branches of the service the ability to carry a personal concealed weapon.
But the Federal law was amended in 2013 to specifically cover any obfuscating that the DoD was doing to prevent you, the active duty or retired military police person from legally carrying a concealed weapon off duty.
There is something both military members and the civilian world needs to understand: the DoD and its branches do not really, deep down in their hearts trust the average Airman, Sailor, Soldier or Marine.
by Michael Snyder
Did you know that 77 million Americans have unpaid debts that are “in collections” and that Congress is actually thinking about letting post offices offer payday loans? We live in a country where almost everyone is drowning in debt and where most people are either flat broke or very close to flat broke. Years ago, “your Mama is so broke” jokes were all the rage, and at the rate we are going they could make a big comeback. Some of my favorites were “your Mama is so broke she went to McDonald’s and put a milkshake on layaway” and “your Mama is so broke your family ate cereal with a fork to save milk”. Unfortunately, the facts that I am about to share with you are not funny at all. In fact, they are quite sobering. Yes, things are going fairly well for the elitists that live in the good areas of New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco right now, but most of the country is deeply struggling as our economic fundamentals continue to crumble. Please share these numbers with as many people as you can, because we need people to understand that there has not been an “economic recovery” for most of America. In fact, in many ways things just continue to get even worse. The following are 21 ways to end the phrase “Americans are so broke”…
1. Americans are so broke that about a third of them have debt collectors on their heels. One recent study discovered that more than one out of every three adults in the United States has an unpaid debt that is “in collections“. That is a total of 77 million people. In other words, the debt collection business in America is absolutely booming.
2. Americans are so broke that Congress is now actually considering allowing post offices to provide payday loans and check cashing services.
3. Americans are so broke that they are keeping their vehicles longer than ever. The average age of vehicles on America’s roads recently set a new all-time high of 11.4 years.
4. Americans are so broke that car dealers are having to go to extreme lengths to get new customers. Last year, one out of every four auto loans in the United States was made to someone with subprime credit.
5. Americans are so broke that 52 percent of them cannot even afford the homes that they are living in right now.
by Bill Gertz
Moscow violated a key strategic nuclear arms accord by developing a ground-launched cruise missile banned under the 1987 agreement, according to the State Department.
“The United States has determined that the Russian federation is in violation of its obligations under the [Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces] Treaty not to possess, produce, or flight-test a ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM) with a range capability of 500 kilometers to 5,500 kilometers, or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles,” the annual arms compliance report made public Tuesday states.
The INF treaty breach, which had been kept secret by the Obama administration since 2010, is a setback for President Barack Obama’s arm-control-focused national security policies.
Another example of a failed foreign policy by an incompetent pResident. Putin has Obama on the ropes.
The pResident has no credibility with any foreign leader. His petulant demands of Benjamin Netanyahu prove that he has no grasp of reality. America is about to realize our folly by electing a child. While the White House is denying the following transcript, does anyone believe anything from the liar-in-chief?
The transcript, as shown by the Times of Israel was as follows:
The following is an English translation of the Hebrew account of the talk given in the report:
Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.
Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?
BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.
BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.
BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas military and diplomatic advantages.
BO: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas based on the 2012 understandings, including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza.
BN: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It’s impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.
BO: I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators.
BN: I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks –
BO: (interrupting Netanyahu) The ball’s in Israel’s court, and it must end all its military activities.
One can quickly see why the US would quickly disavow any credibility of this report: after all it wouldn’t look very good for the leader of the free world if the leader of another state, one which on top of it all is reliant on the former for continued military and economic support, flat out rejected what amounted to a demand from the US. As expected the denial was prompt with the US administration calling the quotations “fabrications”, “shocking”, and “disappointing”
It took mere minutes for the National Security Council to deny the transcript was even remotely accurate:
What if the pResident actually believes in something that he is willing to die for? Or rather become a martyr? And what if this “cause” is the destruction of the United States in order to establish a Muslim caliphate?
However, someone may have another explanation that accounts for his following actions:
1. Alienated every one of our traditional allies.
2. Supports the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and FSA (ISIS).
3. Opened the southern border allowing mass migration of people from across the world: including Muslim terrorists.
4. Promoted a false flag attack in Syria last summer.
5. Released five prominent terrorists from Gitmo.
6. Is currently transporting illegal aliens throughout the country without checking for diseases.
7. Has unarmed our border agents: no ammunition for training and orders not to shoot.
8. Has overseen the largest spending spree by the federal government in the history of our nation.
9. Has ignored the Constitution and has publicly stated that he will rule by executive order.
10. Has destroyed the command structure of our military.
So what if he is willing to become a martyr to gain everlasting “glory”? Then the question becomes: what are you willing to die for?
More food for thought from Wes:
Members of the militia groups, who say they have 10 active “teams” along the state’s southern border, are seen at campsites, walking along the Rio Grande River, pointing rifles and pistols out of frame and flipping off the camera in the photos obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.
A spokesperson for the group provided the photos under the condition that members’ faces be blurred because of fear of being identified by “cartel and gang members.”
One of the photos shows a Border Patrol agent leaning through an armed militia member’s vehicle window and pointing on a map. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection earlier this month strongly rebuked the group’s presence on the border but did not return multiple requests for comment regarding the photo.
by Chris. Stand
Here is how I run my helmet for night operations. It’s an OPS CORE FAST ballistic helmet. The shell is constructed of carbon + UHMWPE which equates to a 20% weight reduction from ACH and MICH helmets. As anyone who has ever worn a combat helmet for long periods of time knows, this is a huge benefit. Every ounce matters, especially when you are running NODs cantilevered off your head. Even with the reduced weight, the FAST Ballistic Helmet offers the same head coverage and size as a TC2002 MICH Gunfighter helmet. The difference is the high cut sides that allow for better hearing at night, when it is most crucial. Any helmet that is used for night operations should at the very least have a 4 point chin strap. It’s the same as a bicycle vs. a 4 wheeler, it’s either a balancing act the whole time or 4 points of stability. Adjust these straps tightly! There should be no play where the helmet can move around on your head
Offline for next 36 hours, so here’s the quick and dirty:
Where: Vogel State Park, Picnic Shelter #3
When: 9 August, 0800-1800 local
What: A chance to hear good speakers talk on freedom-related topics (agenda later) and chat with your neighbors
Chow: Jim’s Smokin’ Que
Hope to see you there. Last call for chow count via comments 1800 edt 30 July; no need to repeat if you have already indicated.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has implemented an emergency communications plan because of a major landline telephone outage.
The Frontier Communications outage Monday is affecting the landline 911 lines going to the county’s emergency communications center, Sheriff Keith Lovin said. People using cell phones can still call 911 and get through, however.
The sheriff’s office has placed deputies at Hiwassee Dam at Station Three and at the Range in Marble until the outage is resolved, Lovin said.
Frontier officials could not be reached for comment about the cause of the outage or how long repairs could take. It’s not clear if the problem was caused by Sunday night storms.
I cannot receive or make long distance phone calls at this time unless I use my cell phone.
Palestinian mortar fire Monday evening, July 28, killed 4 Israels in the Eshkol District and injured six others, four seriously.
In Gaza City, there are first reports of a huge explosion at Hamas’ command and control headquarters which is located in a bunker near the Shifa hospital. The entire block at the heart of the city is wreathed in black smoke. Sources in Gaza report 10 fatalities and 50 people injured. The IDF does not confirm an attack on the hospital compound. DEBKAfile’s military sources report the suspicion that Hamas attempted to launch one of its Iranian Fajr-5 missiles at Tel Aviv. It went off prematurely in a playground in the hospital compound and may have also triggered an explosion in an ammunition store.
On Sunday’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, the CNN host demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take on some of the responsibility for civilian casualties as Hamas terrorists continue their attacks against the Holy City.
Crowley told the prime minister that not only is Israel in a war with Hamas but also a war with the headlines — those that bemoan Israel’s role in causing the deaths of innocent civilians. Crowley asked, “Are you making more enemies than you are killing?”
Netanyahu explained that Hamas is misleading the entire world by using the deaths of its civilians to paint Israel as the aggressor. The prime minister emphatically stated that Israel is not targeting civilians. “But we are faced with a very ruthless terrorist organization. Not only are they targeting our civilians, but hiding behind their citizens as human shields,” he told Crowley.
Netanyahu reminded the host that Israel asks for Palestinian citizens to evacuate before retaliations but Hamas urges them to stay. “Why are they asking them to stay?” he asked. Then he answered his own question, “Because they want to pile up more and more dead bodies of Palestinian civilians.” In summary, this allows the narrative to shift in Hamas’s favor, thereby manipulating the world.
States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data released Thursday.
Texas took in 4,280 of the children through July 7, followed by New York with 3,347, Florida with 3,181, California with 3,150, Virginia with 2,234 and Maryland with 2,205, said the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s Administration for Children and Families.
In all, 30,340 unaccompanied children have been released to sponsors in 2014, often to their parents. The agency didn’t break down numbers by nationality but the vast majority were from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Although North Carolina isn’t among the top five states, Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday that he believes many immigrant children are coming into the state without any notice from the federal government. He said he plans to have his staff look into the issue next week.
by Bill Gertz
China’s advanced cruise and ballistic missiles pose a significant threat in future conflict with the United States, the chief of naval operations (CNO) warned last week.
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the CNO, also said during a security conference Friday that China is building a second aircraft carrier that could be deployed in the not too distant future.
However, China’s current single carrier force is still under development and the Chinese are incapable of conducting aircraft strike operations from the refurbished Soviet-era carrier now called the Liaoning, Greenert said following a recent visit to China, where he toured the carrier.
Asked what Chinese weapons systems he is most concerned about if the United States went to war with China, Greenert noted Beijing’s growing arsenal of cruise and ballistic missiles.
“They have an extraordinary selection of cruise missiles, and a ballistic
LEHIGH COUNTY, PA — A man may never walk again after he was shot in his driveway by a constable who had showed up to his home regarding unpaid parking tickets.
Kevin McCullers, 38, was just about to make a trip to go buy some morning doughnuts when his life changed forever. Around 7:30 a.m. on July 17th, McCullers got into his car, opened his garage door, and put his car into reverse gear. As he backed out of the driveway, his girlfriend abruptly heard gunshots ring out.
Two strange men were outside, and one had just shot Mr. McCullers while in the driver’s seat of his car.
“They never knocked on the door! No nothing! I just heard the gunshots! He pulled the car out of the garage and all I heard were gunshots,” Hafeezah Muhammad told NBC 10 Philadelphia. She was inside the house during the attack.
There are only two man made ways to significantly reduce the population of the world: war and disease. We see the multitude of wars currently across the world but even a nuclear world war will not reduce the population down to the supposed level of 500 million goal of the supposed “the new world order”. That leaves disease. The video below has been posted on several sites but as pointed out to me today, it is not receiving enough distribution.
If the end game is a worldwide pandemic, what can you do? First, develop and implement a quarantine protocol. What will you do if relatives show up on your doorstep from an infected locale?
North Carolina links:
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1. I was told recently that I am a completely negative person. My riposte:
This post will indeed be completely negative/unpleasant. Horrifically so. If you don’t want to read negative things and the picture of the super-cute kitty cat made you chuckle, just stop here.
2. First, there is scuttlebutt going around that, according to a lawsuit that has been filed in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois, fully half of all futures trades in Chicago are illegal wash trades executed by the High Frequency Trading Algorithms. A wash trade is when the buyer AND seller in a given transaction are the same entity. Just SLIGHTLY illegal. Lilbit.
I don’t know how for-real the people behind this lawsuit are, but I do know that the markets, both futures and stocks, have been total shams for quite some time now.
There will be a full posting on Yapfest on Monday. For now, I need a roughly-accurate headcount.
Please indicate how many you will be in comments (click the link and add in the comments), a la the following – single = “+1″, two = “+2″, etc.
In the meantime, the date is 9 August and the location is http://gastateparks.org/Vogel .