Sunday, November 30, 2014

A-10s deployed to take on the Islamic State

"WASHINGTON - An attack aircraft that the Pentagon is trying to get rid of
has been deployed to the Middle East to take on the Islamic State.

A squadron-sized element of A-10 Thunderbolts arrived in the region during
the week of Nov. 17-21, according to the Air Force. The aircraft were
previously being used in Afghanistan.

The move marks the first time the ugly but battle-proven jet, also known as
the "Warthog," has been thrown into the fight against Islamic State, which
controls much of Iraq and Syria. The A-10 is a slow, low-flying plane that
can unleash massive amounts of firepower against enemy ground forces while
conducting close-air-support missions.

"They're going over there because there's a need . to be postured for a
combat rescue mission," said Jennifer Cassidy, an Air Force spokeswoman.

However, the attack aircraft will likely be sent out to bomb Islamic State
targets as part of the Pentagon's larger air campaign.

"While they're there we will maximize their use," Cassidy said."

Loophole could allow transgender troops to serve under new DoD policy

Hiker photographed bear before it killed him

Michael Brown Parents' Bad Influence Plays Out on the National Stage

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blog: Obama praises Hagel while his aides stab him in the back

Hagel was hired for the job of SECDEF because he was a tame Republican who
was opposed to "military adventurism" just like the Democrats. Apparently
though he didn't turn out to be tame enough to suit President Obama. So when
he talked out of turn the Obama Administration decided to hang the blame on
him for everything they themselves messed up.

"Already White House people are leaking, 'Well, he wasn't up to the job,'"
McCain said. "Well, believe me, he was up to the job. It was the job he was
given, where he really was never really brought into that real tight circle
inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into
the incredible debacle that we're in today throughout the world."

Iran: 'Americans Have Very Clearly Surrendered'

VIENNA—Top Iranian leaders have been celebrating a recently inked extension
in nuclear negotiations with the West, with leading military figures and
politicians saying that the deal is a sign that the “Americans have very
clearly surrendered to Iran’s might,” according to regional reports.

As negotiations in Vienna break up so that leaders from all sides can return
to their countries for further deliberations, the Iranians have already
begun mocking the West and insisting that the country’s nuclear rights will
soon be recognized.

With a seven-month extension in talks—originally scheduled to expire on
Monday—set to start in early December, nuclear experts are predicting that
Iran will continue its most controversial nuclear work and likely have
enough enriched fuel for a bomb by June 2015.

The “Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran’s might, and this is
obvious in their behavior in the region and in the negotiations, and the
enemies’ reservations vis-a-vis Iran are completely felt,” Major General
Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps
(IRGC), was quoted as saying late Monday following the announcement of an
extension in talks

EdDriscoll: The Wrong Stuff

“Mankind lands rocket onto a comet, in a brilliant statement of revolutionary 21st century technology. Badass scientist who helped make it possible forced to publicly grovel because of his choice of shirts:

-John J. Ray, Dissecting Leftism, Blogpsot.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For Modern Societies To Survive, Lawful Citizens Must Be Armed

Russian gun right supporters point to the United States as a model of how
things should be.

Pro-gun ownership campaigners however point to US statistics as proof that
ownership of firearms could keep them safer.

Some Russians blame corrupt police for the high crime rates.

Opposition politician Alexander Navalny, who supports gun ownership, quipped
to the New Republic magazine in 2012 that firearms could help keep Russians
safer from the law enforcement officers charged with protecting them.

"We have a huge homicide rate, most of these murders are unsolved, and many
police officers are among the criminals," he told the magazine.

"In America, the argument works that there are professionals to protect us.
Here, the police are the main criminals, and they're armed."

Others from the pro-gun ownership lobby said that firearms would help keep
Russians safer from criminals.

"A person may decide not to commit a crime if he thinks he may be shot or
may encounter resistance," Maria Butina, founder of the Russian Right to
Bear Arms organisation, told the magazine.

Russians echoing the sentiments of Wayne LaPeirre will now be able to own
pistols, revolvers, and shotguns for self-defense.

In a modern world where crime and terrorism can move at the speed of social
media, where humans have unprecedented access to multiple modes of rapid
travel, governments are coming to realize that threats can come from
anywhere, at any time, and that there simply aren't enough law enforcement
officers or military servicemen to prevent crime or terrorist attacks.

These nations are being forced to concede that the natural human right of
the citizenry to be armed for their self-defense must be honored if their
cultures are to survive.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Capitol Hill Cold Open - Saturday Night Live

21 Facts That Prove That Dependence On The Government Is Out Of Control In America

2. About 70 percent of all government spending now goes toward
dependence-creating programs.

3. From 2009 through 2013, the U.S. government spent a whopping 3.7 trillion
dollars on welfare programs.

4. The percentage of the U.S. population that gets money from the federal
government grew by an astounding 62 percent between 1988 and 2011.

... 11. The number of Americans enrolled in the Social Security disability
program now exceeds the entire population of the state of Virginia.
"Record 10,978,040 Now on Disability; 'Disability' Would Be 8th Most
Populous State"

Hagel resigns as defense secretary

What's up? Did he finally have enough or wasn't he dismantling the Armed Forces fast enough?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winnie the Pooh banned from Polish playground for exposed bottom

He's doing the Full Donald...

Alleged Officer Warns Ferguson 'If You Do Not Have a Gun, Get One'

Vocative reports that under the name "A Concerned Cop," one commenter shared
the following warning:

"If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to
protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them.
Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I'm serious, get a
gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times."

The identity of the commenter or their status as a police officer was not
confirmed by independent sources. But this comes as the FBI released an
intelligence bulletin stating a grand jury decision "will likely be
exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law
enforcement and critical infrastructure."

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon also signed an executive order activating the
Missouri National Guard on Monday afternoon.

Comments on the St. Louis Coptalk forum have labeled protesters in Ferguson
as "terrorists" and ridiculed local businesses that have showed public
support for activists in the area.

The forum was cited by a Tennessee man who successfully crowdfunded in
excess of $3,000 to place a "#PantsUPDontLOOT" billboard in the Ferguson

Russia Changes Law to Allow Guns to be Carried for Self Defense

Now we learn that Russian law has been changed to allow the civil population
to carry lethal weapons for self-defense.  From, on 18
November, 2014:

MOSCOW, November 18 (Sputnik) - Russia has updated its legislation to allow
civilians to carry firearms for self-defense, according to an amended decree
on lethal weapons that appeared Tuesday on the official database of Russian
laws and legal documents.

Bill Cosby is in role of outcast after sexual assault allegations

Cosby spoke out against Leftist doctrine, supported family values and criticized Black popular culture. To the Left your private morality is not important if you are down with the struggle for social justice and support all Leftist causes and constituencies. So now that Cosby's past sex crimes have become revealed, the Leftist controlled news and entertainment media are making no move to defend him, since they deem him NOT to be "down with the Struggle". Hence he is an outcast and will likely remain so.

Capt. Ron Johnson: Ferguson Community 'Ready to Show Their Character'

Those proposed "rules of engagement" would be more properly termed "terms of

One group of protesters, the "Don't Shoot Coalition," has presented police
with 19 "proposed rules for engagement," a bill of rights for protesters and
a list of don'ts for police.

Number 1 is "the preservation of life."

Number 3 demands 48 hours advance notice before the grand jury decision is

Number 7 says police will "wear only the attire minimally required for their

Number 11 says police will respect "safe houses" as "sacred ground" for

Number 14 says, "police commanders will allow protests to take and occupy
larger and more disruptive spaces than would normally be tolerated, and will
allow occupation of those spaces for longer periods of time than would
normally be tolerated."

Number 15 demands that police "be tolerant of more minor lawbreaking (such
as thrown water bottles) when deciding whether to escalate the use of

Amazingly, Johnson told O'Reilly that there are "about 12 points" of the
19-point manifesto "that we agree with."

But Johnson also said police will not tolerate any violence: "And we're not
going to let any group come in and take away the constitutional rights of
protesters or hurt our business, the safety of our citizens. Any group can
come in, and if they are peaceful, then they can be here and they won't have
any issue with law enforcement."

The National Guard will help police "protect our businesses," Johnson said.
"They are actually a resource for us. To make sure we...have the proper
resources to make sure that the public is safe and the businesses are
maintained, and the constitutional rights are maintained. So, they are a
resource that we will use as needed.

"But, for the most part -- for all the part, I guess -- they will be used to
help make sure our businesses remain secure."

Meanwhile, on Sean Hannity's show, Derk Brown, the founder of "Justice for
Mike Brown" said point-blank, "I don't want justice for the officer."

"You don't want justice for the officer?" Hannity repeated.

"What he did was wrong," Brown relied.

Convicted drug users and thieves to be allowed to join the police in the UK

The UK is committing suicide for the sake of multiculturalism and political correctness.

"Political correctness has already corrupted a once respected body of men but this is totally against all that policing should stand for."
 - John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) Brisbane, Australia, Dissecting Leftism BlogSpot.

Six Conundrums Of Socialism in America hash1s4wphk3dpbs

"The definition of the word Conundrum is: a confusing and difficult problem
or question.

Six Conundrums Of Socialism

Here are six Conundrums of Socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is

2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the

4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting

5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other
countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet
they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! It pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.

Makes you wonder who is doing the math.

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our
current government and cultural environment:

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics,
but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few

Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering.

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of
money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money?
What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the
second didn't.

Think about it. and Last but not least:

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our
military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are
not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

Am I the only one missing something?"

Obama: Illegal Immigration Hurts 'Blue-Collar Americans'

Listen to the audio cut of the book tape.

President Barack Obama once declared that an influx of illegal immigrants
will harm "the wages of blue-collar Americans" and "put strains on an
already overburdened safety net."

"[T]here's no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many
whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border-a
sense that what's happening now is fundamentally different from what has
gone on before," then-Senator Obama wrote in his 2006 autobiography, "The
Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream."

"Not all these fears are irrational," he wrote.

"The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a
magnitude not seen in this country for over a century," Obama noted. "If
this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the
economy as a whole-especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to
an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan-it also threatens to depress
further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already
overburdened safety net."

If these feel like the words of one of Obama's opponents, it's because
they're the exact argument the president's critics have been making as he
now rushes to announce a sweeping executive order that would give work
permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country.

In the passage, Obama also reveals that he personally feels "patriotic
resentment" when he sees Mexican flags at immigration rallies.

GUN WATCH: Drilling Pistol Part of Russian Space Gear...Until 2007

Interesting. Russian space gun...part of the survival kit.

Hagel says U.S. speeding up training of Iraqi forces

"Now, it is not good for the Christian's health to hustle the Aryan brown,For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles, and he weareth the Christiandown; And the end of the fight is a tombstone white, with the name of thelate deceased, And the epitaph drear: 'A fool lies here who tried to hustlethe East."'
-The Naulahka: A Story of West and East, 1892, by Rudyard Kipling, Chapter 5.
I wonder how SECDEF Hagel proposes to "accelerate" the training of Iraqi
Forces. The old expression "you can't push a rope" comes to mind. We should
have learned by now that Arab armies learn at their own speed, and their
speed is glacially slow compared to Western armies. There few incentives we
can provide that will speed that process up either. The USA is in a  similar
position to the one it was in with Vietnam in 1964: the good guys are losing
and can't build up their forces and improve fast enough to keep from being
defeated, consequently the only thing that is likely to buy them sufficient
time is to deploy U.S. ground troops to push back the enemy. Air power alone
won't do it especially in the piece meal and desultory fashion the USA and
its allies are employing it.

"We are to send young men to Iraq to train those who can't be trained, or
who have not been trained by others.  We just left behind hundreds of
millions of dollars in structures, weapons and armaments. "
"The US Military has been training Iraqis for several years.  Why more "training"?
"It is starting to feel and look like force feeding.  Train their military?
They have a military.  They have always had a military. We have been
training their military for almost five years.
When do the Iraqis train their own? When do they decide this is what they,
the Iraqis need to do?"

Friday, November 21, 2014

A fee to go into Mexico? Pilot program underway

SAN DIEGO - If you are a United States citizen and cross the border
frequently you may have to pay a fee to go into Mexico.

The National Immigration Institute in Mexico (INAMI) has started a pilot
program in which foreigners that enter Mexican territory for more than seven
days or they will be involved in paid work, they will have to pay 306 pesos,
or about 28 US dollars.

"We are doing what should be done," said Rudolfo Figueroa, representative of
INAMI in Baja California. "Foreigners who enter Mexico have the obligation
to register; if they will be in national territory for more than seven days,
they have to pay the right of non-residents."

Figueroa said that the implementation is a pilot program, but the
legislation has existed since 2012.

He adds that currently the implementation does not include vehicles yet,
only pedestrians that cross into Mexico through the port of entries in Otay,
San Ysidro/El Chaparral and Puerta Mexico Este.

How will this affect U.S. citizens who cross the border frequently or just
want to visit family and what about tourism?

"People that enter Mexico for a period under seven days do not have to pay
anything," said Figueroa. "Only those who enter for a longer period of time
and those who are going to be involved in paid work."

A White House Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves

Identity Theft is a big byproduct of Illegal immigration. Businesses owe
payroll taxes to the government so they must provide social security numbers
for their workers to the government, even for "undocumented " workers. This
means that illegal immigrants must steal some American's identity in order
to get job in many cases.

"Victimless crimes? Tell that to those who have been harmed by the estimated
75 percent of working-age illegal aliens who have fraudulently used Social
Security cards to obtain employment. Tell it to victims in border states
with the highest percentages of illegal aliens, where job-related identity
theft is rampant."

"Tell it to hardworking Americans like Wisconsinite Robert Guenterberg,
whose Social Security number was exploited by illegal aliens for years to
buy homes and cars - while the IRS refused to tell the victims about the
fraud to protect the thieves' privacy rights."

Tell it to U.S. Air Force veteran Marcos Miranda, whose name and Social
Security card were filched by an illegal alien to work at a pork
slaughterhouse. He was even thrown in jail for unpaid traffic tickets racked
up by his identity thief. "Even though I am Hispanic, I am against illegal
immigration," Miranda told the Associated Press. "Even though a lot of them
come to work, there are always bad apples. (Identity theft) has really made
my perspective ... negative about immigration."