Sunday, January 29, 2012
So, who to vote for in the Republican Party.
Ron Paul? Only if you hate Israel, believe in segregation, racism, international isolation and radical tin-foil hat conspiracy theories. So, no.
Newt Gingrich? Only if you want another Republican who does believe that the government has a place in American lives implementing policies much like FDR and Wilson enacted. However, he does believe that people's lives depend on their own personal responsibilities.
Mitt Romney? Only if you really want a progressive RINO and believe that the role of government is to take care of everyone's needs. Vote for him only if you care about looks and electability and not principles.
Rick Santorum? This is our only conservative hope. He is the only one who understands the non-differences between ObamaCare and RomneyCare. He understands the economic destruction that awaits us if we do not fix our budget mess.
After listening to Mitch Daniels on the Republican Party's rebuttal speech to Chancellor Obama's State of the Unions speech, I wish he was running this year. He is so far the only one that had the audacity to call Obama a liar and a utter failure.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Especially when that political figure is a foreign politician.
Prepare to get your blood boiling. This is a travesty of justice my friends.
Joshua Waddell, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marines, appeared on his way to a stellar career as an American military officer. The son of a retired Navy SEAL commander, Waddell had won a Bronze Star during his first tour of duty in Afghanistan and had returned for a second.If the story was to stop there, he would probably be awarded another medal. He received authority to take out a bomb-maker and to make sure he DIED. The bomb-maker was being rescued by people who put themselves in to the battlefield. They decided to put their lives on the line to try and save our enemy. Remember the mantra, "if you are not with us, then you are against us"? Or how about, "If you protect our enemies, you will be our enemy"? (I paraphrase, but that is the gist of the Bush administration's war plan). Yet......
Then he made a decision in combat that military experts say has severely jeopardized his future in the corps.
On Nov. 1, Waddell, a 25-year-old executive officer with 3rd Battallion, 7th Marine Corps Regiment, was monitoring a surveillance camera in Sangin, Afghanistan, when he spotted a man who had been identified as a bomb maker working with area insurgents. Two days earlier, a sergeant from India Company had lost both legs and a hand when a bomb detonated in their area of operation. The man spotted on the camera was believed to be responsible.
After receiving permission from his battalion commanders, Waddell ordered Marine snipers to open fire on the man, and he was hit. A group of Afghans rushed to the man, put him on a tractor and attempted to flee. Waddell ordered the snipers to hit the engine block of the tractor, disabling it so the man believed to be a bomb maker would not escape. The tractor was hit but no civilians were injured.
Then, about three weeks later, the civilians who helped remove the wounded man from the area were found to be teenagers.And yet, his higher ranking superiors are throwing their hands up in helpless wonder. BULL CRAP. If you believe a member of your battalion, a soldier under your command, is being shafted, YOU HAVE TO GO TO WAR FOR YOUR FELLOW GRUNT.
As a result, Waddell was demoted from executive officer, and the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Seth Folsom, determined he had violated rules of engagement that governed when Marines could fire, and at whom. Folsom said Wadell "is not recommended for promotion" and "in violation of [combat rules] during an engagement." The report stated that "noncombatant local nationals" were in the area of direct fire and that "the engagement resulted in a damaged local national vehicle."
If our military command can not even stand up and defend this decorated soldier, then we have some generals to replace. Starting with the top.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
New Zealand police on Saturday revealed bizarre details of the arrest of the suspected kingpin of an Internet copyright theft case against the James Bond-like backdrop of a country mansion hideaway with electronic locks, a safe room and a pink Cadillac.See, he's a real crazy scumbag isn't he. A veritable KINGPIN living in an obviously crazy life that we all know makes him a suspect. I mean, who owns a Pink Cadillac but a Master Kingpin of the Internet?
Me wonders how the media would portray Howard Hughes today?
The group was accused of engaging in a scheme that took more than $500 million away from copyright holders and generated over $175 million in proceeds from subscriptions and advertising.I'm sorry: "a scheme" ?!?! It was an obvious and overt business arrangement that provided a service to internet users across the globe who wanted to connect with people and share information. People freely and willingly of their own accord subscribed to their service and paid to advertise on their site. How was this an underhanded scheme to bilk copyright holders?
A police official said dozens of officers, backed by helicopters, forced their way into the mansion, nestled in lush, rolling farmland, after Dotcom refused them entry, a scene more reminiscent of a high-octane spy drama than the usual policeman's lot in rural New Zealand.I would say not. At least in America, one does not have to allow policemen entry in to your home. And if they break in, you are allowed to defend yourself. He felt he was being attacked and retreated to a safe room. The officers broke in to his home like criminals themselves. If this was all on the up-and-up, then how come there is no mention of an arrest warrant?
"Despite our staff clearly identifying themselves, Mr Dotcom retreated into the house and activated a number of electronic-locking mechanisms," said Detective Inspector Grant Wormald from the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand.
Officers broke the locks and Dotcom barricaded himself into a safe room which officers had to cut their way through to gain access.
"Once they gained entry into this room, they found Mr Dotcom near a firearm which had the appearance of a shortened shotgun," he said. "It was definitely not as simple as knocking at the front door."
And we see here again, that the USA's FBI is directing law enforcement in other countries. This makes no sense. Anyway, again, we see here an attempt to paint this man as a crazy loon that must be arrested for the good of society. And the tar and feathering gets worse
The house where Dotcom was arrested was one of the largest and most expensive in the country, worth around NZ$30 million.See, he's just a very bad character that sneaked in to the country in an underhanded fashion and stole this property because he wasn't allowed to lease it. And to prove he's fishy, we paint him as a criminal in other countries. He's very scary.
Dotcom leased the property after being blocked from buying it last year by the government after failing to meet a "good character" test for migrants, although he was granted residency in 2010.
Dotcom has previous convictions for insider trading and embezzlement from his time in Germany and Thailand, according immigration authorities, leading some opposition politicians to question why he was allowed to settle in the first place.
The FBI said Dotcom personally made $42 million from Megaupload in 2010 alone.See, he isn't like normal people at all. He has to be stopped. He must be punished for his outlandish lifestyle that puts other people at risk of feeling like poor losers. No matter what, he must be thrown in jail, no matter what it takes!!! I mean, who dares earn money and spends it on himself. How ridiculously selfish of this master criminal Kingpin.
One video on YouTube shows him racing a Mercedes in the Gumball 3000 road rally and talking about bribing a Moroccan official.
Another clip shows a 2011 New Year's Eve fireworks display over Auckland organized and paid for by Dotcom to celebrate his family being granted residency. The display was reported to have cost $500,000.
U.S. Justice Department officials have said that the estimate of $500 million in economic harm to copyright holders cited in a U.S. indictment was at the low end.One wonders how the FBI even has standing in this case when the servers and the service is not US owned or located on US soil? Again, the scary part in all of this is how the US government, through its media mouthpieces like Reuters, can dictate its tyranny over internet usage in other countries.
The allegations included copyright infringement as well as conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. Two of the offences carry a maximum penalty of 20 years.
The companies charged, Megaupload Ltd and Vestor Ltd, were both registered in Hong Kong and owned either in large part or solely by Dotcom.
Some 100 officers raided four premises in Hong Kong on Friday including luxury hotel rooms, seizing computer equipment and freezing HK$330 million ($42.5 million) in financial assets, according to Hong Kong Customs.
Let me ask you this question. If I went to an estate sale, and as a part of the sale or a direct buy, I got my hands on a large number of books. Now, I can't possibly read them all so I decide to share them with my book-loving friends. I pass them out to my friends and when they are done with them, I share them with other friends and family. Anyone can come to me and request to read the book. Have you ever shared a movie with a coworker?
Now, most people see no problem with this. I mean, come on, it is only a book. But that is actually breaking copyright law. You may say, wait, what Megaupload did was different. They were sharing massive amounts of digital media to people who didn't buy the media. No, they were not.
First, there is no difference between a digital book and a real paper book. Second, they were not actively sharing stolen media. Third, they were providing a service to allow subscribers to store their media. And some shared those books with friends and people they trusted. Some, shared them with anyone who asked for them. Fourth, these books are only shared when asked for. They are not actively sharing that digital information in an open-door fashion like courts have said was the illegal nature of Napster and torrent programs.
Are cops now going to arrest Pawn Shops for selling equipment and books? How about second-hand books stores? What about consignment shops that sell clothes? Isn't their an artistic license and "ownership" that comes with creating a clothing line and hand tools? Do we not see people arrested for selling knock-offs? Then why is it not illegal to share or sell your clothes, books and tools?
Users could upload material to the company's sites which then would create a link that could be distributed. The sites, which included video, music and pornography, did not provide search capabilities but rather relied on others to publish the links, the U.S. indictment said.No, they did not include video, music or pornography. Like you said in the sentence before, the sites only had links to your files on your accounts that were held in non-US countries. And, if the site does not actively push those links, then how are they responsible for a scheme to bilk copyright holders in America?
Obviously, they are the Kingpins of the Internetz.
Does this mean that now Amazon will be raided by hundreds of cops and their masterminds thrown in jail? Do they not offer a storage and sharing solution as well? How about sites that only store the files temporarily allowing users to send large files to friends across the globe? What if you are a search engine that produces results that have such links? Is Google and Ask.com now violating copyright for pushing that link to the users of their service?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
US Representatives Darrel Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced a bill into the House of Representatives in mid-December that would roll back the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy, which mandates that any published research that was funded by the federal science agency be submitted to the publically accessible digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication in journals. The bill, H.R. 3699, would also make it illegal for other federal agencies to adopt similar open-access policies.In case you are wondering, who might be behind this effort....
The legislation, referred to as the Research Works Act, is being applauded by the Association of American Publishers, a book publishing industry trade organization that claims the NIH policy and others like it undercut the scientific publishing businessYep. Because the book publishers depend on the money from government privacy, seclusion and ingrained protectionism, they refuse to allow our government to produce content online.
Hello people. We are in a paper-less society. Remember? Oh.... and if I recall correctly, we are in the digital age. Time to give up on publishing. Especially using books that no one wants to buy.
Rep Issa, I pray that this is a late-night drinking mistake. I'm not sure why else you are teaming up with a Socialist Democrat on an anti-openness and anti-transparency bill. Didn't the secretive and lying Obama administration teach you anything? Didn't the hidden agenda behind Climategate reveal to you what must be kept open? Keeping anything secret, let alone information created through tax payer funding, allows corruption and lies to foster and flourish.
But then, shouldn't you know that already?
Monday, January 9, 2012
You get a DNC supported hack with a blatantly biased illogical story who can't wait to harass RNC candidates he blindly sees as responsible.
As reporters and Mitt Romney supporters filed outside the gymnasium where the former Massachusetts governor had led a raucous rally ahead of the primary here Tuesday, Randy Johnson, a stooped and bearded man in late middle age, stood silently to the side and watched. Nearby, an operative with the Democratic National Committee directed reporters to him, where one by one, Mr. Johnson told them his story.So, what is this guy's story? What is his gripe against Romney?
The DNC, he says, pays for his flights and for a hotel room, and he needled the DNC operative following him around for making him pay for tolls and buy lunch as they travelled around New Hampshire.
The 57-year-old described how he worked at a factory making office supplies owned by Smith Corona, which facing bankruptcy, sold his plant to another company, Ampad, that has recently been acquired by Bain Capital. Ampad promptly fired all of the workers at the plant, and then re-hired most of them. Since they were a union shop, and over half of the employees had been re-hired, the new owners were forced to recognize the union. They tried to renegotiate the contract, but the union eventually decided to go on strike, so Ampad shuttered the once-profitable factory.Can you see the truth there? He was a member of a union that caused the business to lose money to the point it was going bankrupt. Another company came in to save the day. In thinking of slimming down and saving the company, they fired everyone. Then realizing that they had fired union people, they hired most of them back and tried to renegotiate the contract. The union refused to come to an agreement. That led to the closure of the plant. The union forced these two owners to close the plant because they refuse to come to terms how harmful their demands are.
And what is worse? HE HAS ANOTHER UNION JOB!!!
Mr. Johnson said he has been to five Romney events so far this year, and has spoken at union halls and on talk radio “to anyone who will listen.”This guy, is a member of another union in another state and the union is allowing him leave, with pay, to go harass a political candidate... and also get reimbursed by a major political party.
He had to relocate from Indiana to Pittsburgh and is taken leave from a job at the steelworker’s union there.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This is Michigan. A state turning its approval toward Muslim Sharia law. There are many stories like this where common folk are harassed and even arrested while trying to exercise their rights. Or in this case, defend their property. If you elect liberals to local office, then stop whining about loss of rights.
In case if you are wondering, Westland is 8 miles west of Detroit and about 4-6 miles west of lovely Dearborn. Which has become known as "Dearborn-istan" due to the increasing reliance and favoritism towards Sharia and antagonism towards US Constitutional rights.
WESTLAND, Mich. "My mom called me, said someone had kicked in the door," said Sean Street.
He called 9-1-1 to report his mother's break-in, then hustled from his West Bloomfield home to his mom's apartment on Wayne Road in Westland. He said it took him one hour. Now, he and his mom were waiting for police.
Sean called 9-1-1 again. He said he waited one more hour, but still no police, so he made a third 9-1-1 call. Did he lose his temper?
"Actually was no profanity whatsoever. I was very polite with them. The officer actually seemed very polite, also, and he told me let us handle it. Don't take matters into your own hands," Street explained.
He said a witness claimed he saw the guys break-in and that person waited for police to arrive.
"He said that he talked to the witness upstairs. The witness wouldn't tell him exactly who it was. He just told him that it was two guys wearing black hoodies and that there was nothing they could do about it," Street said. "I asked him if they would've came on time, the guys would've still been there? He said, if you want us to have a faster response time, contact the mayor to see if we can arrive on time faster and have more police officers."
So, no arrest. Then, a week later, Sean Street got a misdemeanor ticket in the mail. The ticket read "Malicious use of communications device misuse of 911." He must appear in court.
The ticket says Street repeatedly called 9-1-1 escalating a police run because he was unhappy with the response time.
If convicted, he faces a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.
Street said he called 9-1-1 three times and does not believe that's excessive. "They found the time to write me a ticket. They never followed up with my mom about the investigation, the detective at all, but the detective actually had time to write me a ticket for that," Street told us.
Wake up people. When you allow a different legal system, a different culture, a different and more lax view of the US Constitution to engrain itself upon a city and its legal system, there is no longer room for American culture and its laws.
Christians have been arrested over the last few years because of the simple desire to have freedom of speech and the right to assemble. But, when you confront Sharia Law, there is no lee-way - you will be arrested.
Friday, January 6, 2012
As Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit puts it:
Mitt Romney is accepting an endorsement from Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.I think if I was trying to impress the Republican party that I was not a RINO like they fear and that I was their answer to fix this nation's image and spending problems, I would not want the king of RINOs giving me his resounding endorsement.
Look for a big bump in the polls. Not.
Meanwhile, Sen McCain considers these caucuses and debates to be pesky.
Just two days after the first votes in the race to pick a Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain says it’s time to wrap things up.
McCain, who endorsed Mitt Romney to be the GOP nominee a day earlier, says Republicans need to “get this thing done with as quickly as possible and get into the main event.”
Yeah. Thanks to failed vetting and the lack of truly examining the candidates and their positions, we got Obama last time. Do we really want to do away with that vetting process altogether?