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So, we spend a lot of time preparing for SHTF, or a full collapse. In the meantime, we live in an increasingly strict police state, a soft tyranny, on a trajectory towards hardening tyranny. It is not so far-fetched to envisage a time where SWAT raids will be entirely politically motivated. Therefore you may no longer be a ‘law-abiding citizen’, simply due to non-adherence to unjust laws, but you are certainly not a criminal in any real sense of the word. It is to that situation that this blog post is addressed, where good citizens are targeted by criminal raids under the color of unjust law, or politically motivated false accusations of terrorism..
Let’s assume something went down at your house. Your family is okay, but you returned fire and took down some bad guys. You grab your weapons and your gear and made it out the back. Now you’re into the E&E game. I talked a little bit about this in my post on the ‘Home Invasion Dilemma‘. There are certainly a couple of issues here: there is the issue that I will concentrate on this post which is the PR battle. There is also the issue of where you go. The question of where to E&E to depends on if you have any kind of network or alternative location which you can make your way to.
Now you are Dorner, whether you like it or not. You are a hunted fugitive. Your reputation is being trampled by the media. First you have to try and survive and escape, secondly you will want to try and salvage your reputation.
The protesters had filled Independence Square in central Kiev and surrounding streets to bursting point to denounce Yanukovych’s rejection of an EU pact under Kremlin pressure, in the biggest protests since the 2004 Orange Revolution.
In a hugely symbolic denouement to the rally, dozens of masked protesters, some brandishing flags of ultra-nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party, tore down the 3.4 metre (11 feet) high statue of the Bolshevik leader after putting a rope noose round Lenin’s neck.
“Hang the Commie!” screamed the protesters.
They then hacked away with axes at the remnants of the monument lying flat on the ground. Parts of the statue including one of its hands were afterwards triumphantly brandished at the main demonstration on Independence Square.
Charles Krauthammer gave us all good advice when he suggested that we should ignore what President Obama says and concentrate on what he does. The reality is that very little that the president peddled to America when he was attempting to gain support for the Affordable Healthcare Act was true. Truth is always the first casualty with this president! And for good reason, no one has ever held him accountable for anything: not the press, not the Senate Democrats, not American liberals, and not the voters.
What is going to happen to many Americans in the next months and years is what people should be focused on. We might want to consider some of the following, because it may affect us all—one way or the other.
• As many as one-half of all American physicians may refuse to join the health care exchanges. Without physicians, it will be a very difficult task to make the exchanges work, and guarantees long waits to see a doctor.
• The White House and surrogates say a few people will lose their health care coverage. The estimate of a 5% cancellation rate would represent about 16 million people —or about one-half the number of uninsured that was used to justify this fiasco. Solely as a comparative tool, only 6 million Jews died in the holocaust. Each cancellation carries with it a story —and for some, a complete loss of medical insurance and inability to get treatment. And perhaps as many as a third of the population could be affected once the employer mandates kick in.
• The government gets to make the decision on the specifics of health care coverage each citizen will be required to purchase. An older woman may be required to purchase pre-natal coverage —a young man may be required to purchase coverage for geriatric care. The Affordable Healthcare Act does not distinguish between the needs of the young and the old, or the sex of the policy-holder, or the needs and desires of the individual. It is a one size fits all, like it program —because there is no leaving it.
• In order for the program to work, young, healthy individuals must purchase the government mandated insurance. Since most young people have no medical problems, and the penalty imposed is much cheaper than purchasing the actual policy, many will no doubt opt to pay the penalty. The fact that previous medical conditions cannot exclude one from purchasing health care insurance makes the decision to pay the penalty and wait until the need for health insurance arises —a no-brainer.
• Many physicians have indicated that they will leave the profession, because the new health care coding and justification requirements are odious. Without physicians, it becomes very difficult to obtain medical treatment. Right now, in many parts of the country, it is difficult to find a physician who will take on new Medicare patients. In my own personal experience, I contacted five physicians before finding one who would see me as a new patient —and that was as a healthy patient and before the Obamacare bill was passed. It will only get worse!
• It seems that the cost of replacing cancelled policies will be expensive —some will qualify for government supplements and some won’t. A lot of people will get free and many subsidized coverage —and many more will get to pay through the nose for replacement policies. And unless the government web site becomes operational, many may have lapses in coverage.
• And then there are the Sarah Palin death panels —well not really —well sort of. Federal bureaucrats will not exactly decide directly who lives and who dies. They will decide how much funding is taken from Medicare to make the health care takeover work. When, not if, they strip funding from Medicare, the elderly will die because they can’t be seen by a physician or hospital, or receive treatment for some terminal illnesses. Kind of sounds like a death panel to me!
• More and more physicians are deciding not to accept health care insurance at all, and tailoring their practices to cash paying customers. When the entire program is implemented, a full-blown medical disaster may very well await Americans. At that point it will be a little late for apathetic Americans to get interested!
In their never ending quest to create a complete nanny state, The Obama Administration has, under the guise of the Affordable Health Care Act, decided to dispense free gasoline in disadvantaged neighborhoods. $2 billion-a-year is budgeted to distribute 40 million gallons of free gas through 70 new gas stations to be constructed in major metropolitan areas —the first of which just opened in Detroit. And the rest of Americans pay more than $3.00 a gallon and attempt to balance fuel and food in their budget. Unbelievable!!
President Obama once said “I’m going to change America as we know it.” And once Americans fully understand the implications of Obamacare, they will understand what has been done to a health care system which was once the envy of the world. At least once he will be guilty of telling the truth.
Have a good week. Bill Shuey is a freelance writer from Murphy, NC. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just got home from church. Randy Dye was not there: he is currently doing missionary work in the Philippines. However, his wife gave me a quick overview.
Randy gets up in the morning and is transported to a village for the day. Keep in mind that it is summer there so any work is done in hot, humid conditions. The only food he has (and will have) is MREs. After working a full day, his team is transported back to their base. Except for one day where their transportation did not come back and they had to hike back with all of their medical equipment.
Typhoid is a major problem. As are tetanus and gangrene. People are having limbs amputated and the stench of death is inescapable. If you would be kind enough please pray for Randy’s team and the people in the Philippines. He does have limited Internet access in the morning if you want to send him a word of encouragement: Randy Dye <email@example.com>.
“Obamacare The Game is a satire of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“The object of the board game is to be the last player standing.
“The game highlights actual taxes and penalties of Obamacare, and references specific sections of the law – along with funny exaggerated penalties.
“Being taxed out of existence has never been so much fun!”
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The “good moral character” of President Obama’s illegal immigrant uncle, arrested for drunken driving in 2011, has earned him legal U.S. residency and a chance to apply for American citizenship, a judge has decided.
This is a classic example of the benefits of having friends—in this case a nephew—in high places. Onyango “Omar” Obama had lived illegally in the U.S. for decades when he got busted driving drunk in Framingham Massachusetts. At the time of his arrest Uncle Onyango had already been deported yet continued to live and work in the Boston area and he had a valid Massachusetts drivers’ license.
Clearly, Onyango has received special treatment from the feds and government documents obtained by Judicial Watch prove it. They weren’t easy to obtain because the administration obviously wants to keep details of the case from the public, but JW took legal action to obtain the Onyango files.
The records, released by JW in two parts (click here and here to see them), show that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) withheld information on Uncle O’s release from the press and Congress and that the agency curiously permitted him to seek the reopening of deportation proceedings that had been closed in 1992. ICE leadership also tracked the politically sensitive case and granted Uncle O a special stay of deportation.
Recently, our friends at the Firearms Coalition have alerted us to the fact that the ATF is proposing changes to NFA transfer regulations. Needless to say, these would not be positive changes. As though they weren’t slow enough already, the proposed changes would slow NFA transfers down even further, and worse, they would make NFA ownership near impossible in many areas of the country. To better understand this issue, the Firearms Coalition is recommending this posting, written by John Pierce.
Fortunately, there is an online location where you can still voice opposition to these proposed changes, but time is running out. Comments must be posted by this Monday, December 9th. GRNC encourages its supporters to take a moment to visit this site and leave comments to help fend off this attack on your gun rights.
The background provided by John Pierce may be helpful in considering this issue and composing your comment. His posting even contains some excellent suggested comments.
Below, you’ll find a link to the comment page for these new proposed laws. Your comments are needed. Also below, under “Deliver This Message,” you’ll find a sample comment that you can use.
By this Monday, December 9th: Continue reading
With all the excitement about Japan’s soaring stock market (if plunging wages), crashing non-digital currency (leading to soaring energy prices), recent passage of an arbitrary secrecy bill (“Designed by Kafka & Inspired By Hitler”), and ongoing territorial spat with China, it is almost as if the Abe administration is desperately doing everything in its power, including some of the most ridiculous decisions taken by a government in recent history, to hide some key development behind the scenes. Such as this one perhaps: NHK reported today that TEPCO said radiation levels are extremely high in an area near a ventilation pipe at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. TEPCO found radiation of 25 sieverts an hour on a duct, which connects reactor buildings and the 120-meter-tall ventilation pipe.
Putting this number in context the estimated radiation level is the highest ever detected outside reactor buildings. People exposed to this level of radiation would die within 20 minutes.
The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.
According to the Washington Post’s account of what Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico — said, “The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations.”
At the “Fast Food Forward” protest on Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) demanded that Pres. Obama sign an executive order bypassing Congress and unilaterally raising the federal minimum wage.
Rep. Ellison told the crowd that they should join him in demanding that Pres. Obama skip seeking Congressional approval and raise the minimum wage on his own – and that he sent the president a letter on Wednesday presenting his demand:
I will not forget or forgive the people responsible for the destruction of the country.
In this week’s SD Weekly Metals & Markets, The Doc & Eric Dubin discuss:
1. Non-Farm Payrolls Release: Metals smashed, per usual but…
2. Trading across multiple markets suggests skepticism about potential early tapering
3. Swiss refinery conditions debunk illusion of weak market painted by paper trading
4. China Air Defense Zone over Senkaku Islands: Geostrategic imperative behind China’s position
See the News & Observer’s “Under the Dome” recent ‘gift to gun control’, and MAKE SURE to comment! We need to oppose gun control squibs such as this:
“In the year since the horrific shooting in Newtown, CT, our state legislature, by mandating guns on playgrounds, parks, and restaurants and bars families frequent, has increased the chances a child will be shot, not decreased it, as other, more responsible states have done. . . “
“Moms Demand” is the newest astroturf spin-off of Bloomberg’s MAIG cabal of anti-gun mayors. This incarnation is particularly insidious as it claims to represent mothers concerned about the safety of their children.
Nothing could be further from the truth. They want kids to continue to be defenseless targets in “Gun Free” schools, just like the Sandy Hook victims were.
“Moms Demand” is actually a small group of elitist gun control extremists led by former Monsanto communications executive Shannon Watts. Watts is a PR expert and hired hand on Bloomberg’s payroll. The “Moms” angle is morbidly intended to divert sympathy following the Newtown tragedy, a ruse they intend to exploit to it’s fullest on the rapidly approaching December 14th anniversary.
Unfortunately, local media is giving them support and helping them prey on emotions to attack the rights of North Carolinians.
Gun Control “Moms” Lie
Intelligence analysts in conventional settings are almost always, in one form or another, tasked with one thing: “To find, know, and never lose the enemy.” What will the enemy do next and what are the enemy’s near-term goalsare some fairly commonplace questions. Question number one refers to behavior, and question number two refers to intent. The chief task of the intelligence analyst really is to know the adversary better than he knows himself. Short of that, the intelligence analyst must use his understanding of the adversary’s behavior and intent to determine the enemy course of action (COA). This is bread and butter S-2/G-2 work. (As a reference, remember an analytical method that I developed — BICC/E: Behavior, Intent, Capability, Consequences/Effects. This is analytical tradecraft I used in Iraq and Afghanistan, so you should use it, too!)
A key assumption of this blog has always been that there are political forces at work to subvert the rule of law, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in order to introduce Marxism. Everything I write is based on that key assumption, and should that key assumption be incorrect, then the analysis, although it may utilize perfect logic, will be incorrect as well. But I feel pretty safe in making this assumption.
So with this assumption in mind, let’s ponder these two common place questions:
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched a new spy satellite Thursday evening on mission NROL-39 — and the new logo and tagline are quite an eye opener.
The new logo features a giant, world-dominating octopus, its sucker-covered tentacles encircling the planet while it looks on with determination, a steely glint in its enormous eye. The logo carries a five-word tagline: “Nothing is beyond our reach.”
Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst with the ACLU, raised a quizzical eyebrow at the new slogan.
“Advice to @ODNIgov: You may want to downplay the massive dragnet spying thing right now. This logo isn’t helping,” he wrote.
An agency spokeswoman told Forbes that there’s a very good reason for the symbol: The octopus is intelligent, and therefore a good emblem for an intelligence agency.
“NROL-39 is represented by the octopus, a versatile, adaptable, and highly intelligent creature. Emblematically, enemies of the United States can be reached no matter where they choose to hide,” said Karen Furgerson, a spokeswoman for the NRO. “‘Nothing is beyond our reach’ defines this mission and the value it brings to our nation and the warfighters it supports, who serve valiantly all over the globe, protecting our nation.”
h/t Dave C
Open letter to his Holiness Pope Francis
In your recent exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (Paragraphs 247-248) you draw the world’s attention to the indebtedness of Christianity to the Jews and their faith. The exhortation also contains a sharp condemnation of the terrible persecutions which the Jews have endured from Christians in the past.
Your words are words which might inspire many.
Unfortunately, they are in sharp contrast to the expressions of hatred which were voiced last October by the spiritual leader of Sunni Islam, Ahmad Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar Institute in Cairo.
During an interview, aired on Egyptian television on October 25, Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayeb reaffirmed the relevance of Koranic verse 5:82, which states that of all people the Christians are closest to the Muslims, while the Jews are strongest in enmity towards them. This verse has inspired centuries of Islamic hatred of Jews.
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On Friday, December 6, 2013, the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on the Ellipse at approximately 4:30 p.m. The gates will open to ticketed guests only at 3:00 p.m. and all ticket holders will enter from the west side (17th Street, NW) of the Ellipse.
The following security measures will be in place for the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony:
According to DHS, you are a domestic terrorist if you possess any of the following attributes:
- If you are Christian who believes the Bible is the word of God, then you are a terrorist.
- If you are a returning veteran, the you are a terrorist.
- If you are a Libertarian, then you are a terrorist.
- If you are a supporter of the Constitution, then you are a terrorist.
- If you are a supporter of Ron Paul ideals of limited government, then you are a terrorist.
- If you store more than 3 days of food and water, the you are a terrorist.
- If you grow your own food, then you are a terrorist.
- If you are a gun owner or support the Second Amendment, then you are a terrorist.
- If you question government authority and notice the conspiracies that they ferment, then you are a terrorist.
- If you protest against the government, then you are a terrorist.
- If you take photographs in public, then you are a terrorist.
- If you videotape the cops committing police brutality, then you are a terrorist.
- If you make a phone call, send a fax or text message, visit a pro-constitution website, email anyone, post or visit on Facebook, use Google, travel by plane, then you are a terrorist because every one of these actions are monitored under the guise of detecting terrorism.
Do you see yourself on these DHS identified lists? If so, you are an enemy of the state and there are plans to deal with you. If you think you can maintain a low profile and avoid what is coming, think again.
Following the identification of the new enemies of the state, the martial law authority gives itself permission to act against these groups and this is exactly what we are seeing in America.
The Nazis, the KGB and the East German Stasi have nothing on DHS. What would have been unthinkable only a generation ago in the form tyrannical abuse of power by the government, has arrived inside our country and it has arrived with a vengeance. Below, is just a small cross-section of the tyranny which has been visited upon America.
h/t Tom R
by Louis Stannard
Until the founders made their declaration of independence and gave us the Constitution, humanity’s condition was that of ruler and subject. That relationship had changed little for 5000 years. And then, for the first time in history, America’s founders championed the idea that ALL of our rights came from our creator, that the citizen is sovereign, and that government is our servant. To keep the relationship that way, they wrote a contract, our Constitution, with language that would not allow our elected and appointed servants to easily change it.
While the rest of the world was enslaved, died, were slaughtered, starved imprisoned, impoverished, gassed or gulaged under Socialism, Communism, Fascism or Nazism, our Constitution protected our rights: besides life (and the freedom to protect same), and liberty, our founders realized our God given rights included the freedom—not the right—to succeed. For the first time in history it was understood and written in our Constitution that these were inalienable rights, and they came notfrom a ruler or a king, but from our creator! But what if most came to believe there was no creator—no God? Hold that thought a minute.
For the most part our servants—our elected and appointed representatives—obeyed their oath to uphold the mandates of our contract, and we became the country of “American Exceptionalism.” Free from the stranglehold of oppressive government, we became the economic powerhouse of the world and the singular example of what truly free citizens could accomplish. But now that is changing, and changing rapidly.
Regardless of a growing history of failure, there are always those who embrace all or parts of those isms. And regardless of all those isms’ history of disaster, there are always those that sell class envy and the promise of: if only they could be in charge they would create a utopia for the oppressed—the little guy. But in America, it was particularly difficult: the Constitution and our history of unlimited opportunity for prosperity stood in the way of their dreams. Worse, unlike elsewhere, the founders, in their wisdom created a high bar to change it in Article V of our contract with them.
So, in the face of unlimited freedom, opportunity for prosperity and a constitution that had served us so well, and the abject failure of every ism in history, would be usurpers of power realized they would have to accomplish their goals by subterfuge—by, as the Marxists Antonio Gramsci wrote and taught his acolytes (Saul Alinsky, et al)—“by a long walk through the American culture. (8) In order of priority, they would have to obtain hegemony over: Continue reading
Last month, the expected NFP print was 120K, instead we got 204K. Today, the expectations was 185K, while the print, was almost an identical 203K, even as last month’s was revised modestly lower to 200K. The unemployment rate dropped from 7.2%, which was also the expected, to only 7.0%. The Fed is looking at these numbers and thinking: “taper.”
From the Establishment survey:
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 203,000 in November. Job growth averaged 195,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In November, job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, health care, and manufacturing. (See table B-1.)
From the Household Survey:
Both the number of unemployed persons, at 10.9 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.0 percent, declined in November. Among the unemployed, the number who reported being on temporary layoff decreased by 377,000. This largely reflects the return to work of federal employees who were furloughed in October due to the partial government shutdown. (See tables A-1 and A-11.)
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (6.7 percent), adult women (6.2 percent), teenagers (20.8 percent), whites (6.2 percent), blacks (12.5 percent), and Hispanics (8.7 percent) changed little in November. The jobless rate for Asians was 5.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
The number of persons unemployed less than 5 weeks declined by 300,000 in November, partially reflecting the return to work of federal employees on furlough in October. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 4.1 million in November. These individuals accounted for 37.3 percent of the unemployed. The number of long-term unemployed has declined by 718,000 over the past 12 months. (See table A-12.)
Can you imagine participating in a protest outside the White House and forcing the entire U.S. government to resign? Can you imagine a group of randomly chosen private citizens rewriting the U.S. constitution to include measures banning corporate fraud? It seems incomprehensible in the U.S., but Icelanders did just that. Icelanders forced their entire government to resign after a banking fraud scandal, overthrowing the ruling party and creating a citizen’s group tasked with writing a new constitution that offered a solution to prevent corporate greed from destroying the country. The constitution of Iceland was scrapped and is being rewritten by private citizens; using a crowd-sourcing technique via social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. These events have been going on since 2008, yet there’s been no word from the U.S. mainstream media about any of them. In fact, all of the events that unfolded were recorded by international journalists, overseas news bureaus, citizen journalists and bloggers. This has created current accusations of an intentional cover up of the story by mainstream U.S. news sources.
An “iReport” on CNN, written by a private citizen in May 2012, has questioned the reasons why this revolution has not been widely covered in the U.S., suggesting that perhaps the mainstream media is controlled by large corporate interests and thus has been unwilling to report on Iceland’s activities. That report is currently making its way around social media. CNN today placed a statement on its website saying: “We’ve noticed this iReport is being shared widely on Facebook and Twitter. Please note that this article was posted in May 2012. CNN has not yet verified the claims and we’re working to track down the original writer.” It is interesting to note that CNN’s European version, CNN Europe, already covered the story of the protests and the government’s resignation, leading many to question why CNN would now need to “look into” the claims.
h/t Tom R
What would you do if you logged in to your bank account one day and it showed that you had a zero balance and that your bank had absolutely no record that you ever had any money in your account at all? What would you do if hackers shut down all online banking and all ATM machines for an extended period of time? What would you do if you requested a credit report and discovered that there were suddenly 50 different versions of “you” all using the same Social Security number? Don’t think that these things can’t happen. According to Symantec, there was a 42 percent increase in cyberattacks against U.S. businesses last year. And according to a recent report in the Telegraph, big banks are being hit with cyberattacks “every minute of every day”. These attacks are becoming more powerful and more sophisticated with each passing year. Most of the time the general public never hears much about the cyberattacks that are actually successful because authorities are determined to maintain confidence in the banking system. But if people actually knew the truth about what was going on, they would not have much confidence at all.
At this point, the attacks have become so frequent that there is literally no break between them. According to the Telegraph, major financial institutions are continually under assault, and the total number of attacks is constantly increasing…
h/t Tom R
by Mac Slavo
Back in the mid-2000′s, when jobs were plentiful and everyone was concerned with buying zero-interest homes, new cars and taking luxury vacations, Mike Maloney from the Hidden Secrets of Money was warning of the financial and economic destruction to come. In his assessment, a crisis was imminent:
First the threat of deflation (1), followed by a helicopter drop (2), followed by big reflation (3), followed by a real deflation (4), and then followed by hyperinflation (5),
We now know that Maloney was right.
In 2008 we saw asset valuations from stocks to commodities lose significant value. It was a deflationary impact so threatening that the U.S. government was on the brink of a collapse which sunsequently led to members of Congress being warned that if nothing was done there would be tanks on the streets of America. This was followed by an unprecedented bailout package, which included an astronomical infusion of cash by the Federal Reserve under the direction of Chairman Ben Bernanke. Since then we’ve seen a massive reflation in a system where the economic fundamentals have only gotten worse – stock markets have hit all time highs, home prices have seemingly re-stabilized and personal debt is approaching 2007 levels.
Mike’s first three stages have, without a doubt, now come to pass.
If his forecast is correct – and it sure seems like it – then we will soon enter the next stage of this crisis and it will involve yet another deflationary hit to global asset prices. We know how destabilizing such an event can be from our country’s experience during the Great Depression. But as Mike notes in a follow-up to his original forecast, the next event will be nothing like what we saw during the 1930′s:
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress.
“Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it,” the Wisconsin Republican said in an interview with The Hill.
He said the Justice Department should prosecute Clapper for giving false testimony during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in March.
During that hearing, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper whether the National Security Agency (NSA) collects data on millions of Americans. Clapper insisted that the NSA does not — or at least does “not wittingly” — collect information on Americans in bulk.
After documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA collects records on virtually all U.S. phone calls, Clapper apologized for the misleading comment.
The intelligence director said he tried to give the “least untruthful” answer he could without revealing classified information.
Saudi Arabia is proposing a sweeping deal to Russia that solidifies Moscow’s position in the Middle East and Persian Gulf largely at the expense of the United States, according to informed Egyptian security officials.
The deal incorporates increased Russian involvement in Egypt, Syria and the Persian Gulf, and even involves a Saudi guarantee to aid against terror plots targeting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Egyptian officials said the deal seeks to replace the U.S. with Russia as the major weapons dealer to Egypt.
However, the weapons sales to Cairo are only the tip of the potential re-balancing iceberg that follows a major fallout with the Saudis after President Obama’s outreach efforts to Iran.
The Saudis asked for the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while Riyadh would help establish a permanent central Russian role in the future of Syria, with a military presence in the country, the officials said.
Chris Matthews uses the term “Loyalists” for people supporting Obama. In the Divided States of America, that would make people against Obama patriots.
Who will you support? The radical Americans or the British? Fact is, it’s not an easy decision. Not only will your way of life be drastically affected, but whomever you choose to side with will make you instant enemies.
Any full assessment of the American Revolution must try to understand the place of LOYALISTS, those Americans who remained faithful to the British Empire during the war.
Although Loyalists were steadfast in their commitment to remain within the British Empire, it was a very hard decision to make and to stick to during the Revolution. Even before the war started, a group of Philadelphia QUAKERS were arrested and imprisoned in Virginia because of their perceived support of the British. The Patriots were not a tolerant group, and Loyalists suffered regular harassment, had their property seized, or were subject to personal attacks.
The process of “TAR AND FEATHERING,” for example, was brutally violent. Stripped of clothes, covered with hot tar, and splattered with feathers, the victim was then forced to parade about in public. Unless the British Army was close at hand to protect Loyalists, they often suffered bad treatment from Patriots and often had to flee their own homes. About one-in-six Americans was an active Loyalist during the Revolution, and that number undoubtedly would have been higher if the Patriots hadn’t been so successful in threatening and punishing people who made their Loyalist sympathies known in public.
So the lines are now drawn even more clearly. Those who support King Obama and those who are willing to stand up for the rule of law and Liberty.
It’s a free country, but not so much in California, where there’s:
“No fires, no parking, all animals must be on a leash, no photography, camping not permitted, no lifeguard on duty, penalties will apply, permit required. Gun free zone, noise ordinance enforced. Fly quietly, minimum altitude 1000 feet. No ATV’s, personal watercraft prohibited, wake limit strictly enforced, plastic bags no longer available, tow-away zone. Fishing permit required, environmentally sensitive area, no dogs allowed, se habla espanol.”
Bill Whittle explains how places like California are ruining any sense of liberty, and are also taking away the fun of living here.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says listing the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource on its “Hate Crimes” website page and linking to the organization is “not an endorsement” of the group or its research materials on hate crimes.
“The Resource link to SPLC is for informational purposes and not an endorsement of the organization or the information on their website,” an FBI spokesman told CNSNews.com.
On the FBI’s “Hate Crimes” page, it gives a general description of hate crimes and then includes a section headlined “In Depth,” which includes a prominent sub-head, “Resources.” Listed there under the Resources with a hyperlink is “Southern Poverty Law Center.”
CNSNews.com asked about the link to the SPLC because the man convicted of domestic terrorism this year for the shooting attack at the Family Research Council (FRC) told FBI investigators that he targeted the FRC after finding their name on the SPLC’s own “Hate Map,” where the pro-family and Christian organization is labeled as “anti-gay.”
“I find it incredible that a federal agency charged with protecting the American people allows itself to be connected to a group that was certified in court as the source that inspired an act of terrorism,” Lt. Gen Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of FRC, told CNSNews.com.