BC 9/20 800
MED-1 10/18 900
Trey Gowdy – Benghazi Hearing 9/17/14
BC 9/20 800
MED-1 10/18 900
French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards have set fire to tax and insurance offices in town of Morlaix, in Brittany.
The farmers used tractors and trailers to dump artichokes, cauliflowers and manure in the streets and also smashed windows, police said.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned protesters for preventing firefighters from dealing with the blaze.
The farmers say they cannot cope with falling prices for their products.
A Russian embargo on some Western goods – imposed over the Ukraine crisis – has blocked off one of their main export markets.
About 100 farmers first launched an overnight attack on an insurance office outside Morlaix, which they set light to and completely destroyed, officials said.
h/t Hans in the woods
The supposed “moderate” rebels fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad — self-styled jihadists whom the Obama administration and Congress plan to supply with even more support under the guise of battling the Islamic State (ISIS) — recently signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS (also known as ISIL), according to reports from human-rights groups and French news agency Agence France-Presse(AFP). Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pointed to the news as yet another reason why supplying U.S. arms and support to Islamic forces to battle Islamic forces was a dangerous idea. The foreign-policy establishment, however, plans to proceed with arming and training jihadists anyway.
Following a vote earlier this week in the House to approve Obama’s plan to arm jihadists in Syria, the Senate just gave the administration a green light for the half-baked plot as well. Despite bipartisan opposition to the plan, senators voted overwhelmingly (78-22) to approve a broader $1 trillion appropriations bill that included authority to back what the establishment refers to as “moderate” forces in Syria. Those same allegedly “moderate” jihadists, according to the AFP and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, inked a deal with ISIS outside Damascus last week. The agreement was reportedly brokered by the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria known as Jabhat al-Nusra.
What would happen if only one of our cities was quarantined?
By Brandon Smith
In modern times, war is never what it seems. Mainstream historians preach endlessly about grand conflicts over territory, resources, political impasse, and revenge, but the cold hard reality is that all of these “motivations” are actually secondary, if they are relevant at all. As I and many analysts have covered in great detail in the past, most wars are engineered wars. International elites have long seen advantages in pitting two seemingly opposed societies or ideologies against each other while playing both sides of the chessboard to direct events towards a predetermined and desired outcome. This is undeniable historical fact. If you really want to understand the past, or the intricacies of war, you will be lost unless you accept that most conflicts are designed; they are not random or natural.
They are not extensions of man’s mere greed or ignorance. They are not products of resource scarcity (a common and overly simplistic misconception used to mislead activists). They are not inevitable developments of “overcomplexity” according to the Rand Corporation’s “linchpin theory”propaganda. They are not the product of too much national sovereignty or individual liberty. No; traditional war is a tool for the organized ruling class. It always has been and always will be. This tool is used to turn the world into a vast petri dish, a bubbling beaker in a laboratory where social engineers hope to destroy the “old” to create something “new”.
At its most paramount of purposes, the despair and terror of war is intended to change the fundamental collective unconscious of nations and populations. It is meant to change our beliefs, our morals, our principles. It is meant to mutate us into something else, something malleable and terrible, something we would not normally recognize.
h/t Tom R
Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the nation’s premier Obamacarians. He has the president’s ear. He is for health care rationing. And now, he wants us to die at 75.
He doesn’t put it quite like that, writing in the first person. But make no mistake: That is his essential message. From ”Why I Hope to Die at 75 ,” in The Atlantic:
Here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived.
It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.
By the time I reach 75, I will have lived a complete life. I will have loved and been loved. My children will be grown and in the midst of their own rich lives. I will have seen my grandchildren born and beginning their lives. I will have pursued my life’s projects and made whatever contributions, important or not, I am going to make. And hopefully, I will not have too many mental and physical limitations. Dying at 75 will not be a tragedy. Indeed, I plan to have my memorial service before I die. And I don’t want any crying or wailing, but a warm gathering filled with fun reminiscences, stories of my awkwardness, and celebrations of a good life.
h/t Matt Bracken
In 2008, I needed your vote and you came through.
In 2012, I needed it again and you came through again.
In 2014, I need your vote one last time.
So, will you commit to vote this November?
Just because my name isn’t on the ballot, doesn’t mean this election isn’t critical. And no matter what, I’m going to make every last day from now until I leave the White House count. But there’s so much more I can do with a Congress that works with me to get things done.
Listen, this is our last chance to make a difference together. Will you click the link below and commit to vote right now?
Let’s get this done.
by Francis Porretto
By now you’re probably aware that the Scots voted 55% / 45% to remain united to England and Wales. What you might not know is the reason.
Bret Baier’s Special Report conducted some street-level interviews in several Scottish cities to determine the attitudes of ordinary Scots toward independence. A substantial number of Scots opined that Scotland should remain within the United Kingdom because subsidies, national government funding for various programs, and assorted transfer payments from London to Scotland considerably exceed tax payments from Scotland to London — in other words, so Scots could continue to live at the rest of the U.K.’s expense.
I was immediately reminded of the Quebec separatist movement of the Seventies. You may recall that Quebec was at one point a hotbed of secessionist sentiment. What ultimately derailed that movement was exactly the same influence — except in that case, Ottawa was willing to see Quebec leave the Canadian union, but the Quebecois insisted that even once separation had occurred and Quebecois were no longer paying taxes to Ottawa, transfer payments from Ottawa must continue to flow into Quebec.
Cheeky, eh? Yet you’d find many persons here in America of a similar mind, which to a great extent explains Washington’s determination to federalize every program and every position down to deputy assistant dog catchers.
See how easily Freedom is sold. Such heavy chains for all at such a low cost.
He’s launched airstrikes and is threatening ground troops but IT’S NOT WAR. He took a victory lap for Osama bin Laden but opposed the means that got his location. He’s broken every Progressive policy and gospel on the books, and he’s doing the same things for the same reasons his predecessor did, only he’s doing them late, doing them badly and blaming everyone else. In his latest Firewall Bill Whittle shows why Barack Obama is nothing more than Bush Lite.
A quick thought experiment is in order. If the Second Amendment has any meaning, how does one explain the Constitutional imprimatur and stamp of approval on the 1934 NFA, 1939 US v. Miller, 1968 GCA, 1986 FOPA, 1989 Bush prohibition on the importation of cosmetically offensive weapons and the very existence of the BATFE? All government approved and enforced; move along citizen, no infringement here.
The answer is elegantly simple: limited government is impossible and the rulers do as they please using the document that destroyed the state’s individual presumptions and nationalized the edict and issue of executive regulation to the atomistic level. The Federalist project was a means to effectively manage tax cattle and when possible invade the rest of the planet with the contagion the document created to put every human being under its power on a permanent plantation.
One additional observation: is it not instructive that in every case where an individual seeks redress against government abuse, they never use the body of the Constitution but the anemic Bill of Rights the Federalists objected to? Read Hamilton’s weak arguments against the Bill of Rights in Federalist #84 for a clue where these scoundrels were headed.
h/t Hans in the Woods
(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”
The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republicans members to pass the bill without significant support from Democrats. While Pelosi sided with the Republican leadership and voted for the bill, 53 Republicans joined with 55 Democrats in voting against it.
In addition to Pelosi, other Democrats voting for the Republican leadership’s bill, included Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schlultz (D.-Fla.), and Xavier Becerra (D.-Calif.).
Lebanese channel LDC TV aired on September 13 a news report about the phenomenon of child soldiers in Syria. The report included an interview with 12-year-old Midyan, who had become a sniper in the ranks of the Syrian opposition after his father was killed in battle.
And this is the future that the pResident is forming by arming the Syrian opposition. Is this what America represents?
The pResident’s open border and distribution of illegal aliens has now infected 20 states with EV-D68. As the article below states, children are most affected by the enterovirus. And yet there is no public outcry from the medical community. Or the educational system which is spreading the virus in our schools. What happens when Ebola comes to our country?
Cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) are exploding all across the country with nearly 20 states reporting dozens of cases. The outbreaks are growing so quickly that the Centers for Disease Control are lagging far behind announced cases.
On Wednesday the Washington Post reported that 16 states had reported cases of the respiratory illness. But only hours later, New Jersey also announced it had found some cases quickly bringing that number up to 17. Then Minnesota became the 18th state later that same day.
The outbreak has been growing since at least mid-August.
The CDC confirms that children are most susceptible to D68 because their immune systems are not yet developed enough to beat the virus.
Over the next few weeks I am going to try and give you some updates on the Ebola outbreak from sources on the ground. My brother has missions in West Africa and he knows people on the front line in Liberia. I have asked him to send me some periodic updates from his friends on what is happening in real time.
I think that this is important because according to his first report the size and scope of what is going on is being way under reported. According to what he told me, everyone has run out of supplies such as bleach and rubber gloves. One of the missions that he is associated with sent him an urgent request for the aforementioned items.
They have put together a care package and have shipped it to hopefully help them out in their need. I spoke with my brother last night and he said that contrary to news reports, large sections of Monrovia are still under absolute quarantine. He said that the part of the city that juts into the ocean and is sealed off(Map here: http://www.mapsofworld.com/liberia/monrovia.html) and all the residents not dying of Ebola are being starved to death.
Flames of War Trailer In one of the Islamic State’s first responses to President Obama’s declaration that he would “degrade and ultimately destroy” it, the group released a short video late Tuesday in which it appeared to say that its militants would kill American ground forces should President Obama deploy them.
It begins with American tanks and troops under attack by fire and American soldiers carrying a wounded comrade into an armored vehicle.
The images flick by, including a shot of the “Mission Accomplished” banner that served as a backdrop on the day President George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier six weeks after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. That is followed by shots of Mr. Obama and the White House at night.
In the background, Mr. Obama is heard saying, “American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.” The screen goes dark, and then a clip is played of what appears to be a militant for the group who is preparing to execute men on their knees.
The words “Flames of War” appear, with the phrase “Fighting has just begun” below.
Laith Alkhouri, a senior analyst at Flashpoint Global Partners, a New York security consulting firm that tracks militant websites, said the Islamic State “appears to be more relentless than ever, not only expanding in territory but also raising the bar in its confrontation with the world’s top superpower.”
“In some ways, it’s attempting to prove to jihadists that while Al Qaeda is missing in action, we are rising to the occasion,” Mr. Alkhouri said. “It demonstrates the true intention of the group, to operate on an international level.”
One picture is worth how many American deaths?
“Sending the U.S. military to combat Ebola in Liberia is an absolute misuse of the U.S. military,” Gen. William G. Boykin explained to WND in an exclusive telephone interview.
“The health mission in Liberia would be better accomplished by private sector NGOs [Non-Governmental Units], including the French organization Médecins San Frontières (MSF), Doctors without Borders, among others, or by some other U.S. government agency such as the Department of Health and Human Services,” he stressed.
“I believe it is a total misuse of the U.S. military’s capabilities at a time when the U.S. military is taking drastic budget cuts, it is being extraordinarily thin, and it is being recommitted to conflict in Iraq. I object to this quite strongly.”
Two agents of the Iranian regime’s Quds Force have been appointed to leading roles in the newly formed Iraqi government, prompting concerns that Tehran is attempting to clandestinely exert control on Iraqi policies from within the government, according to documents furnished by Iranian dissidents close to the ruling regime.
The newly appointed Iraqi ministers of communications and municipalities are both said to be active and paid members of Iran’s Quds Force, a paramilitary group implicated in terrorist activities throughout the region, according to information provided by the Ashraf Campaign (ASHCAM), which advocates for Iranian refugees.
At least two other newly appointed Iraqi government ministers also have close ties to Iran and have been on the Quds Force payroll in the past, although it is unclear if they are still working for the group, according to ASHCAM, which was provided with detailed information about all four ministers, including their bank account numbers in Iran and their history with the Quds Force.
The revelation that active Iranian military agents are playing central roles in the new Iraqi government has fueled ongoing concerns that Iran is trying to boost its influence in Iraq as its fledgling government attempts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).
By Michelle Malkin
Something’s fouling Colorado’s crisp air — and I’m not talking about the pot smoke.
In my adopted home state, the toxic fumes of Islamic jihad have penetrated the most unlikely hamlets and hinterlands. Obama administration officials are vehemently denying plots by ISIS operatives to cross our borders. But the lesson here is clear: Thanks to laptop recruitment, reckless visa policies and homegrown treachery, the U.S.-based jihad export-import business is and has been thriving.
Last week, 19-year-old Shannon Conley of Arvada (a Denver suburb once known as the “Celery Capital of the World”) pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Conley, a militant Muslim convert, plotted to aid al-Qaida and its affiliates. According to the federal criminal complaint filed in April, she planned to use her military training with the U.S. Army Explorers “to go overseas to wage jihad” and “to train Islamic jihadi fighters in U.S. military tactics.” A certified nurse’s aide, she also told investigators she would use her medical training to aid jihadi fighters.
Over the Internet, Conley met an ISIS-affiliated Tunisian Muslim based in Syria. She was headed there on April 8 when the feds arrested her at Denver International Airport. Her luggage contained jihad propaganda, materials on administering first aid on the battlefield, and CDs and DVDs bearing the name of Anwar al-Awlaki, the jihadi counselor to the 9/11 hijackers and Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan.
The unspeakable savagery to those of us left with a soul is too much to bear — but the media yawns, Obama wrings his hands in frustration that Americans might associate the Islamic state with Islam.
Those of us that who warned for years of the growing Islamic global menace – savagery on an incomprehensible scale — were viciously attacked led by a media hellbent on norming sanction and vilifying anyone that disagreed. And even now, as journalists get their heads sawed off with six inch knives, the media hits bottom and keeps digging.
Here are nuns and a mother superiors slamming the media for their refusal to report on these monstrous war crimes – for fear of offending Islam.
This morning as I was trying to catch up on my email (I get a massive amount of email each month, last month over 3,000), I opened a great one from John W. In a nutshell John, is new to prepping and hasn’t really done anything prep-wise yet, but he has been thinking and making plans.
John said that he has his home on two acres paid-off, and that he has a job and works to support his wife and two children (one 6 and the other 9 years old). He said that he knows from all of the news and the tell-tell signs that something big is coming, and that his main fear is a total economic collapse.
He said that he has $10,000 to spend on preps and that he wanted to be ready as quickly as possible, without all of the buying a can of food here and another can another day or a few extra cans each time he goes to the grocery store. He also insists on long-term storage foods, with a shelf-life of 25 years or more, because he doesn’t want to be bothered with all of the rotating and other stuff involved when stockpiling perishable foods.
John’s question to me was, if you had nothing prep-wise, and just starting out and wanted to be ready within the next month and with a budget of $10,000 what would you do and buy to be prepared as quickly as possible?
I’ll answer that question below.
I like a lot of types of dogs including mutts. I really dislike some breeds of dogs. I have owned 3 types of dogs. MY ONLY FAVORITE, which I did own and love, is the German Shepherd. I am in the process of setting up on my property ( I have 5.25 acres ) runs for 5 German Shepherds . I will not get into pros and cons on this breed or others. German Shepherds are the only dog to own in regards to the title of this article.
So many people own a dog but have done little or nothing in regards to training. Most dogs sit or give their paw. Most will bark at noises outside or at strangers but this is instinctive and in regards to protecting ” their territory” as well as the owners.
Outright dedication to training must be first and foremost for anyone considering a dog for security and preparedness .This means you will give more attention to your dog than you did to your own children. Failure to give 200 percent fails the dog as well as you. It is not something you start then quit halfway through.
The number of volcanoes that are erupting continues to rise, and scientists cannot seem to explain why this is happening. In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we have ever seen in a single year, and this increased activity has carried over into 2014. In recent months, we have seen major volcanoes roar to life in Russia, Peru, Hawaii,Reunion Island, Indonesia, and all over Alaska. It is highly unusual for so many volcanoes to all be erupting at the same time. According to Volcano Discovery, a whopping 34 volcanoes are erupting around the globe right now. This is sending a massive amount of dust and ash into the upper atmosphere, and it may explain why many parts of the planet are experiencing strangely cold weather at the moment. If this trend continues, we could potentially be facing years of crop failures and widespread famines all over the world.
And what we have witnessed already may just be the beginning. There are several more very large volcanoes around the globe that scientists are extremely concerned about right now.
For example, just check out what is going on in the Philippines…
Texas state trooper Jeff Evans was ejected from a Waffle House last week for carrying his duty weapon inside the restaurant. A company spokesman said that the incident was a “misunderstanding” and that police officers are allowed to carry at Waffle House locations. The chain has a nationwide no carry policy for non-law enforcement officers.
Evans claims that he was displaying his badge on his belt and he verbally informed the manager of his status as an officer. He was also dressed in a “field uniform” of tan pants and a polo shirt. After being kicked out of the restaurant, he vented on Facebook:
“Apparently my Department Approved DPS Uniform is not welcome [at Waffle House]. I was asked to leave by the management and also instructed not to return. They said it was because I was wearing a gun…I explained to the manager that I am a state trooper and he said I still wasn’t allowed to have a gun in the restaurant.”
According to CDC director Tom Frieden, the ‘window of opportunity’ for stopping the spread of Ebola is closing rapidly. In July, as the virus surged across west African borders, Frieden downplayed its potential to reach U.S. shores. “It is not a potential of Ebola spreading widely in the U.S.,” claimed Frieden in a preemptive effort to prevent panic. “That is not in the cards.”
The cards, apparently, have been reshuffled, as Frieden now joins a growing chorus of concerned officials around the world. “This is not just a problem for West Africa, it’s not just a problem for Africa,” Frieden said last week. “It’s a problem for the world, and the world needs to respond.”
In the United States, hospitals are quietly preparing Ebola infection wards and procedures for what many believe is the inevitable arrival of the virus on U.S. shores.
Mathematical models performed by numerous researchers suggest that anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 people globally could contract the virus by December of this year.
Researcher Yaneer Bar-Yam, whose models predicted the rise of the Arab Spring just weeks before it actually happened, has been modeling viral outbreaks since 2006. In a report published in conjunction with MIT and the New England Complex Systems Institute, Bar-Yam and colleagues developed a host-pathogen model to predict the spread of emergent diseases, including Ebola, in evolving ecosystems.
The results are nothing short of terrifying as depicted in the video produced by the NECSI showing how the Ebola virus originating in West Africa might spread:
h/t James C
This checklist is incomplete. In order to prevent additional pandemics in our country, we have to remove the source of the infections: Obama.
Will the government consider this a threat on the pResident’s life? The real question is why are our leaders appeasing this insanity?
1. Just so you know, World War 3 will be completely unlike the two previous World Wars, so don’t expect it to happen like that, because it can’t. Europe, for all intents and purposes, has no standing armies, nor could it muster men, even with conscription. The post-Christian, post-modern man will not fight to defend himself. He is psychologically emasculated and saturated with self-loathing. Further, war will never be formally declared. You will not see the U.K. (whatever is left of it), France, Germany or the U.S. declare war on anyone, ever. That’s all over. For the U.S., that ended with World War 2. You all know that the U.S. never declared war in Korea, Vietnam, or anywhere else since World War 2, right? Additionally, while World War 3 grinds its way forward through time, and as millions upon millions die, the media will continually state that THERE IS NO WAR, and anyone who says that there is a war is just a loon. And the people will nod their heads, and the body count will rise, but it won’t be WAR you understand, because everything’s fine. Kinda like how there’s no inflation. It will be like that. And the body count will far, far surpass the 70 million of World War 2, perhaps by more than an order of magnitude.