Today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and our Naval fleet, that killed Military: 2,402 and Civilian: 1,247 people, a total of 3,649 dead. I was almost 3 years when this happened and I still remember the announcement over the radio and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s declaration of war with Japan, because of my parent’s reaction to the news.
I have two new words for you, my millions of loyal readers.
Degenderized, and Grubered.
Examples of degenderizing: Stewardess becomes just steward. Actress becomes actor. Gender neutral English, veddy politically correct, don’tcha know.
Example of Grubered: You pay someone huge sums to hoodwink the American public, then after he’s paid, he tells about it. You’ve been Grubered.
I don’t know why, but I’ve just had this feeling lately. Like a hunch, that the way we transmit and receive data is going to change entirely.
Right now, computers use bytes of data, 1′s and 0′s, in long strings, to make up the letters, numbers and symbols that form our language. I think that’s going to change to something else, something derived from quantum physics, maybe. Some years back, some scientists in Australia succeeded in teleporting a light beam from one place to another, for example. Weird science. Think of it. Actual teleportation. Instant transfer of information over any distance without any time lapse.
We have flash cards now the size of a fingernail that hold vastly more memory than hard drives did 10 years ago. And still holding more, and getting smaller. It should be possible right now to build a brain equal to or superior to a human brain, and the same size or smaller.
Ever since I learned what data bytes consisted of, and how many bytes it took to make a word, that seemed really slow to me, somehow. I still think so. ISP’s sell Internet service by the gigabyte. That just seems crude, like selling potato chips one at a time.
Technology keeps leaping ahead. Today a remote operated spacecraft landed on an asteroid over 310 million miles away.
Something amazing is going to happen to the way we transfer information. It’s coming. I can feel it.
“Navy SEAL who shot Usama bin Laden speaks out in exclusive Fox News interview,” says the headline.
Oh please. No one shot Usama bin Laden. He died of kidney failure in December of 2001. This is just one more Obama hoax on our nation. Why do you think no pictures were taken of his body? Why was he “buried at sea in an Islamic ceremony” with no known witnesses and the crew kept in their quarters? Why was there no dialysis machine, which Usama had to have near at all times, found in that compound where his wives were living? How could this man have stayed alive another 10 years after being diagnosed with a disease that doomed him years before? Why was that Seal team that raided the compound wiped out in a bogus Pakistan ambush?
Because he died in 2001 and the fact was covered up to make Obama look good.
In March 2000 the Chicago Tribune reports that an Afghan witness and “Western intelligence official” say bin Laden is suffering from severe kidney and liver failure.
This story was also picked up by CBS News in 2000, who outright lead with the title that “Bin Laden Reported to be Dying” from “kidney disease.”
In July 2001, the South Asia Analysis Group reports: “Bin Laden, who suffers from renal deficiency, has been periodically undergoing dialysis in a Peshawar military hospital with the knowledge and approval of the Inter-Services Intelligence, (ISI) if not of Gen.Pervez Musharraf himself.”
In December of 2001, the New York Times reports on “high-level murmurings that bin Laden is dead.”
That same day,citing a Taliban source, Fox News reports that bin Laden has died due to an “untreated lung complication” from kidney disease. About 30 “close associates” reportedly attended bin Laden’s funeral in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan. A source concludes that the U.S. government and other forces are in a “mad search operation” but will never be able to locate the now-dead bin Laden, buried in an unmarked location.
Also in October 2002 the D.C.-based news service The World Tribune, citing Israeli intelligence sources, reports that the United States and Israel have concluded that bin Laden died in Afghanistan in December 2001. They note that additional bin Laden messages are “probably fabrications,” and that bin Laden’s heir has been chosen.
The president of Afghanistan also concludes that bin Laden is probably dead: “The more we don’t hear of him, and the more time passes, there is the likelihood that he probably is either dead or seriously wounded somewhere.”
In October 2002 CNN reports that U.S. intelligence officials have obtained Osama bin Laden’s will, which is dated December 14, 2001 (approximately the same date as has been reported bin Laden’s funeral in Tora Bora by Fox News and other outlets). CNN also reports that there has been no evidence of bin Laden since December of 2001.
Osama Bin Laden is dead since December 26, 2001. Translation of Funeral Article in Egyptian Paper al-Wafd, Wednesday, December 26, 2001 Vol 15 No 4633
News of Bin Laden’s Death and Funeral 10 days ago
A prominent official in the Afghan Taleban movement announced yesterday the death of Osama bin Laden, the chief of al-Qa’da organization, stating that binLaden suffered serious complications in the lungs and died a natural and quiet death.
The official, who asked to remain anonymous, stated to The Observer of Pakistan that he had himself attended the funeral of bin Laden and saw his face prior to burial in Tora Bora 10 days ago. He mentioned that 30 of al-Qa’da fighters attended the burial as well as members of his family and some friends from the Taleban.
In the farewell ceremony to his final rest guns were fired in the air. The official stated that it is difficult to pinpoint the burial location of bin Laden because according to the Wahhabi tradition no mark is left by the grave. He stressed that it is unlikely that the American forces would ever uncover any traces of bin Laden.
The expression, “waiting for the other shoe to drop” comes from the old boarding house and tenement days when the buildings were all made of wood and the walls and ceilings echoed every bump and thump made by the neighbors. You’re laying there in bed and the tenant over your room gets ready for bed, and drops his first shoe on the floor. You can’t get to sleep until the other shoe bangs down.
This is the present state of the entire population of our nation. Our last hope is that Conservatives win back the Senate from the Liberals in the elections Nov. 3rd. If we, since I number among the Conservatives, gain a majority in the Senate, we can do very little in the next two years before another Presidential election to pass bills reversing all the horrors signed into law by our Socialist Muslim president, but we CAN stop any more from being passed. We can bring our Congress to a dead halt, and while this means that our nation will literally be in stasis for two years, that’s far and away better than continuing the plunge into the abyss of socialism.
Should we not take back control of the Senate, then you can count on seeing the United States of America become a second-rate nation under a socialist dictatorship. That’s how big that second shoe actually is. Even if we do, Barack Hussein Obama still has two years to use his “phone and pen” as he keep reminding us, to issue a massive flurry of Executive Orders designed to destroy as much democracy and install as much socialism as he possibly can, and we can only hope that enough of our elected “representatives”, a term that’s come to have far less meaning than ever before, will have the courage, and it will take courage, to fight back against an expected inrushing tide of legal and not so legal directives.
No nation lasts forever and the United States has lasted for 238 years since our founding in 1776. That’s a lot longer than some, but others have done better and I would like to see ours hang on as well. I don’t see how it will, though. Just leaving our Southern border open and unprotected for so very long has done terrible damage to what we were, and I see no way of recovering from just that, let alone the havoc wreaked by the evil crew of Socialists who’ve taken over our Congress. The poverty, joblessness, neighborhood destruction and wave of continuing and worsening crime brought in by Mexicans and Central Americans, with all their gangs, filth and diseases, their draining of our tax base into the public dole, how do we reverse that?
The thud from that second shoe will either announce a second, though thin, chance for the USA to at least stave off for awhile the advance of the disease of Socialism, or the acceleration of that disease’s progress in killing our nation. It all hangs on the vote. You Liberals who want to keep enjoying what you have now, consider that a vote for Socialism is a vote for your own poverty and loss of freedoms right along with everyone to the Right of you. You won’t be left out of the changes to come. Can you see now that the money supporting the poor comes from you, too, and if you and millions more join those jobless poor, how much less money is there then to spread around? How much less will you and your children get to eat? How much more dangerous will your neighborhood become? If the rich are taxed until they can give no more, what do you think the chances are of you or your kids ever becoming wealthy? About zero, right?
The majority of Americans better wake up, and wake up fast. This isn’t some problem for the other guy anymore. This is the most important election in your life.
Remember when Rahm Emanuel stepped down as Obama’s Chief of Staff and announced that he was going to become the next mayor of Chicago? It was like there wasn’t even going to be an election, he was chosen to be the next mayor and sure enough, next thing you knew, he was. That’s the power of the political machine behind Obama and the Democrats, elections are merely a formality and the Democratic process is a joke. Remember also that Rahm is the guy whose favorite expression is “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, meaning “Always take political advantage when a crisis occurs, first, and worry about actually responding to a crisis in a positive manner later, if at all.”
Well, now the corrupt, racist and Communist Attorney General of Obama’s, Eric Holder, is stepping down.
Don’t you wonder why? I don’t. What is the perfect next step for this pond scum? I’ll tell you what it is, and you watch and see if I’m not right:
One of our Supreme Court judges is going to unexpectedly not be a Supreme Court judge anymore and Eric Holder is going to be nominated by Obama for that position. Remember I said that. Bye-bye, Constitutional protections.
Israel just shot down a Syrian jet fighter plane over the Golan Heights. This was the first time in 32 years that this has happened, and it comes at the same exact time that we’ve launched our opening salvos at ISIS in Syria. Something smells of fish here.
Isn’t this an especially odd time for Syria, and Assad, to be testing Israels resolve? Right when we and a handful of Islamic states are working together to hit ISIS at it’s heart? And why aren’t those Syrian jets attacking our jets instead of flying around testing the Israelis resolve? Not a word of Syrian counter-measures do we hear against us. Assad issued a warning to the US to get Syrian permission before launching any attacks inside Syrian borders. Apparently that permission has been given, tacitly if not explicitly.
The bottom line here seems to be that no one likes ISIS very much, and the reason is obvious. The leaders of ISIS are young ultra-radicals who split off from al Qaeda because they saw al Qaeda as turning into a loser, and they want to be the creators of the Ummah, the global Islamic state, and they’ll kill anyone who gets in their way.
This is unpopular with all the other Islamic leaders, so they’re happy to have us Americans fight ISIS for them, or at least give the most help, and I’m sure this includes Syria’s President Assad.
Since everyone knows now that Obama is a Muslim, I think Assad wanted to test the waters between Israel, Syria and the US, and is now waiting for the US reaction to the downing of his jet fighter.
There is already talk of us allying with Iran against ISIS, so we may be allied with Syria right now and the American public just isn’t being told that yet.
Yup, really smells like fish left lying in the sun too long and I bet the Israelis are getting a big whiff of it. That they’d shoot down that jet and issue strong statements against any further incursions instead of escorting it back to Syria as they’ve done in the past, tells me they definitely are getting that sea breeze coming in from the cannery. I think the US is aligning with the Islamic states and I bet they do too.
It has come to my attention that a boat company named Clean Seas, which has boats in Santa Barbara harbor, has been wasting tens of thousands of gallons of fresh water. They have loaded their boats with this water and taken it offshore, just to pump it onto the deck of the barge which Clean Seas keeps offshore off Santa Barbara and lets the water run into the ocean. These trainings, which are supposed to simulate the pumping of oil, have on average used from approx. 500 to 9,000 gallons of fresh water which was loaded from fresh water faucets on F Dock in Santa Barbara harbor.
I am curious if this water was purchased or just taken by Clean Seas. It’s a terrible waste of water during this time of the worst drought in California history. If proof is needed, a check the Clean Seas vessels logbooks for the last 6 months will provide it, as these logbooks are legal documents and there shouldn’t be any problem confirming the water wastage.
A rose, by any other name, still smells the same.
The Al Qaeda terrorist organization is now calling itself ISIS. In reality, ISIS split off from al Qaeda over what have been given as differences between leaders over doctrine and goals, but the real reason is most likely just a fight over power. The leadership of ISIS is younger and more aggressive, but all the claims that they’re also more violent are bogus. Those people are all equally vicious and violent. Right now, ISIS is getting headlines for mass murders of Shiites and other non-Sunnites, but al Qaeda got plenty of headlines of their own for the same heinous acts of beheadings, torture and slaughter.
The program of the West to exterminate al Qaeda’s leadership has been pretty successful, with the result that the survivors have gone into quiet hiding. The result is the rise of younger leaders who’ve struck out on their own, as ISIS, and so far they’ve been very successful. They’ve gone farther and taken over much more territory than the al Qaeda leadership ever did.
Up to a point, Obama was willing to let them proceed with their plan to take over the Mid-East and eventually the whole planet, but his handlers in Saudi Arabia have instructed him to stifle their progress. Even though Obama is a Sunni like ISIS, al Qaeda and the Saudis, that doesn’t mean that they all have the same goals or even like each other, and the Saudi’s clearly see ISIS as a threat to their own religious/political dominance. The King of Saudi Arabia is, after all, the Keeper of Mecca and perhaps the single most important religious figure in Islam, and he expects the leaders of ISIS to defer to him. He also knows that this expectation won’t be met, that ISIS is an opponent, not an ally, in the constant battle among Muslims for religious ascendancy.
The Shias and the Sunnis will forever cut each other’s throats in the effort to be “the only true Islam”, and will never rest until the other is wiped out. The Shia’s number no more than 11% of all Muslims, but are the majority in Iraq and Iran, and Iran is currently the single most powerful Middle East nation. Iraq held that position until we wrecked the status quo and started the mess we have over there now. Up until then, these two predominantly Shia countries were at war with each other over differences not fathomable to me unless it was just the desire to conquer. The things Muslims do make sense only to Muslims and usually involve lots of murder and blood.
What’s going to happen to ISIS is the same thing that happened to al Qaeda, their leaders will be targeted and killed with airstrikes until the organization finally folds its tent as al Qaeda has done, and those remaining limit themselves to minor attacks just to maintain their positions of authority within the organization. For all practical purposes, ISIS will become just one more little terrorist outfit that had its day of fame.
Because this right here is the bottom line. The Saudis want the world to become a united Islamist state, but they want it done their way with them at the top, and the use of terrorism is not their way. Terrorism doesn’t work well on the West and they know it. They can cow any Muslim into bowing down in fear, but the West is different, we don’t bow down, we stand up and strike back, and that’s because we aren’t Muslims taught since birth to submit. This is why the Taliban, al Qaeda, ISIS and all the rest of the terrorist start-ups and fiery Islamist preachers will never succeed. They not only have the West to contend with, they have the Saudis as well.
Continuing to live as the years pass has provided some interesting observations, and the latest to come my way is that sincerity is for the young, which is a broad group of people that includes everyone with a job and anyone of any age who is in a position of authority. Old people who are no longer gainfully employed fall outside of the sincerity loop.
The reason for this is obvious. Once a person is no longer considered to be someone to reckon with, there’s no longer any incentive in the minds of those still in The Group to concern themselves with honesty. When it’s someone who appears able to retaliate, others refrain from pushing the boundaries much, but when it’s some old person who is no longer perceived to be capable of being any sort of threat, then the lies roll off people’s tongues with the greatest glib ease.
Add to that, that old people are perceived to be generally stupid and gullible. The possibility that some old type may be quicker and sharper than the person trying to take advantage of him or her, never enters the young liar’s head.
I went to a local marina to rent a boat slip and was presented with a contract that required me to sign a waiver which released the marina from all liability, even including negligence on their part, for any harm to my boat or me that might be caused by them. When I pointed out this clause and that it essentially gave them my boat to do anything with that they wanted, steal it, sell it for parts, sink it, and that I’d have no recourse against them, they stood there with big smiles on their faces and gave me verbal assurances that none of that would ever happen. But when I told them to put it in writing, they refused.
Over and over, more and more, people lie to me almost carelessly now, though their lies are just as obvious as lies always have been to me. It always seems to shock them when I point out their bullshit to them.
Anyway, looks like I don’t get a slip at the marina for my boat, because I refuse to put myself in the position of possibly becoming a victim because the marina doesn’t want to pay for insurance to cover their public liability. I’ve since found out that all marinas are doing this now, because they can legally get away with it and most people never bother to read the contracts that they sign.
The guy who sold me the boat lied to me about a number of things, but I bought it pretty cheaply, and have already fixed the problems, so I came out alright on the deal. The only part of it that bothered me was that his son, about 18 or 19 years old, lied to me as much as his father did. What a poor way to teach your child.
But I’m digressing here. The thing is, once a person reaches an age where they’re seen as being too old to be of any importance, they stop getting much, if any, respect. Respect for our elders was drilled into us as children when I was young, but that was a different time. These days it’s more like living among a pack of wolves, and you’d better keep your teeth and claws sharp if you want to stay on your feet.
You don’t get much information out of the Middle Eastern states publicly about their attitudes toward much of anything, other than their frequent expressions of hatred for each other and everyone else. It is looking pretty strongly then, because of some pretty plain-spoken remarks from various leaders over there, that not all of them are in favor of a global Islamic State.
It turns out that Al Qaeda and ISIS are at odds, since both intend to be the creators, and of course the dictatorial rulers, of the global Islamic tyranny they hope to put together. Other Islamic states’ leaders have no desire to give up their own positions of power and know full well that they can’t trust any promises or agreements with other Arab Muslims to share the glory.
It looks to me like the threat of a global Islamic state, an “Ummah”, is becoming less of a threat as time goes by. When even Arab Muslims get involved in fighting against the terrorists, that’s a sure sign that the whole thing is starting to fall apart. The reality of this Ummah is sinking in to them, that their own heads may end up rolling on the dirt. as those who seek to dominate Islam are out to crush everyone.
Extremism always ends up being too extreme for even the followers to stomach and that’s what this is beginning to look like.
There’s a song that goes “Stay right here, because these are the good old days.” The past can often seem better than the present.
Our country has seen it’s share of the “good old days”, with times like the “Gay Nineties” and the “Roaring 20′s”. In fact, our country had problems in the 1890′s, with an economic depression, and the war with Spain going on. But a lot of people were also prosperous, and the cities were coming alive with electric wiring, electric lights, machines that played music, invention and innovation. It wasn’t until the Great Depression, though, that the 1890′s were looked back on and considered an especially happy time.
The Roaring 20′s is a different matter. They did roar. The prohibition of alcoholic beverages was expanding across Europe and the U.S. passed a law against alcohol in 1920, and the era of gangsters, bootleggers, speak-easys, flapper girls and much more, was on. We had a sexual revolution with the casting aside of much of the old Victorian inhibitions and codes of dress. All that came to an end with the stock market crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression.
We were still trying to climb out of that depression in 1941 when Japan attacked our Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and we entered World War Two, and at the end of it in 1945, when we and our allies had won, we finally climbed out of the worst depression in our history.
So, the “good old days” depends on what things were like before them and may not really have been all that good, it’s just that they were a lot better than the bad old days. With the exception of… The period from about 1960 to 1980, maybe up to 1985. Everyone was working and making a good wage. Everyone could buy a nice home. The natural beauty of most of the country was still unspoiled, and our population density was low. Prices were reasonable, everyone who wanted one and could drive, had a car, gasoline was cheap, we were on good terms with most of the world, and Americans were loved and respected everywhere that our soldiers and sailors had fought and died to free people from Fascism. The Open Road was the song of America. We were a prosperous and proud people at last. THOSE were the Good Old Days.
Nothing lasts forever and the reasons for the way things are now are many, but they can all be summed up as just our inability to hold onto a good thing because we take too much for granted, and don’t look to the future or take lessons from the past.
We love war too much, too, I think. When our movies aren’t glorifying the battles fought in history against each other, they have us battling aliens from outer space or some dread disease that threatens all of us. We love to fight. This is why, even after the Second World War ended, we got into another one a few years later in Korea, and then another one shortly after Korea in Vietnam and Cambodia, then several in the Near East.
It’s a simple thing. If you want to have good old days, you can’t rely on your country to provide them for you, because the people who run it are most likely unconcerned with your personal happiness. It’s only when we as individuals mentally separate ourselves from identifying with the state of our nation that we can see our lives clearly and find our independent ways to personal happiness. Just because poverty surrounds us doesn’t mean we have to wallow in misery with the rest of them. That, instead, is the time to seek out those who still can smile, to learn to make the best of what’s available, to stop complaining and start looking for the silver linings in all the clouds. Because they’re there if you look for them. Nothing is ever all bad.
It sure helps when others around you are doing well, when your nation is doing well, but you can’t count on that. When you want a helping hand, the best place to look for one is at the end of your own arms. Our best good old days are the ones we create for ourselves.
ISIS means The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and is intending to become a global Islamic caliphate. A global caliphate is a one-world government in which everyone submits to radical Islam or is killed.
ISIS is also strictly Sunni-sect Islam, so it’s enemies are all the Shiite-sect Muslims along with all Christians, Jews and all others who are not Sunni Muslims.
ISIS springs from Saudi Arabia’s Sunni Wahabbist sect, which is a very strict, radical form of Islam, and is even more radical and strict than the Wahabbists.
President Obama’s father was a Sunni Muslim, and he’s repeatedly demonstrated a strong partiality toward the Sunnis and against Shiite, Christian and Jewish interests, for example by supporting the election of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt, a Sunni, who then tried to force Egypt to knuckle under to the Muslim Brotherhood and become an Islamic state. Egypt is secular, and if you recall, this resulted in massive demonstrations and the ousting of Morsi, an act which was not just condemned by Obama but one in which he did his best to punish Egypt for, thus making them an enemy of the U.S. when they had been our friend and ally.
The airstrikes he authorized against ISIS to prevent them from taking over Erbil, the capital of the KRG in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, were only to protect our diplomats who are stationed there. He couldn’t afford to allow another Benghazi. As it is, we had to evacuate our Tripoli embassy last July because of impending attacks. Nor is he likely to do anything more against his Sunni brethren unless they pose another political threat to the Democrats in the coming elections.
Obama’s refused to send any other help to the Kurds. The Muslims all hate the Kurds regardless of sect because they aren’t Muslims and many of them are Christians, so Obama will not come to their aid. Neither is the Iraq government.
Who is coming to their aid, of all people, are the Iranians, who are now sending in arms. “We asked for weapons and Iran was the first country to provide us with weapons and ammunition,” KRG President Massoud Barzani said. This makes perfect sense, since the Kurds have been fighting back against ISIS instead of retreating like the Iraq military, and the Kurds control large oil reserve areas. Iran, keep in mind, is Shiite. The last thing they want is a Sunni caliphate to take over the world.
We need to take a realistic look at what being our ally means today. A friend of the American people is not necessarily our ally, because our government is the entity that chooses friends and foes, and not us, the people. The Obama/Democrat/Socialist government in power today sees Israel and all Shiite nations as our enemies and all Sunni Muslim nations as our allies.
As Democrat members of Congress begin to finally see clearly that Obama’s agenda is the same as ISIS, they’re backing away from him. No one has yet come forward and said this plainly, but it’s coming, no doubt first from some Republican. But that is the plan and that’s why ISIS has been allowed to expand unhindered by our government until it’s now the massive threat that it is.
Iran and Syria are the only forces presently fighting against ISIS. The majority of Iraqis are Shiite, as is the government, which oppresses the Sunnis. Obama wants to see the Sunnis take over, but I think he, meaning Saudi King Abdullah, actually, would prefer that Iraq elect Iraqi Sunnis to the leadership. Currently, incompetent Shiite sectarian hacks are still in charge even though Al Maliki has finally stepped down.
So ISIS’ progress in Iraq is mostly going to hang on the Kurdish/Iranian resistance along with the political makeup of the Iraq government. If those stupid looking Arabs (ever see a picture of Al Maliki? DUH!) can figure out that letting the Sunnis take over will guarantee their own survival, they might have a chance.
ISIS has taken over oil refineries and oil fields along with massive weapons caches, and is now the best funded and equipped terrorist organization on the planet. The world better start reacting and soon.
I got an email some time back from Bid4Assets, which is an online auction that sells off government, state and county properties all over the country. Most state’s counties give their tax-foreclosed properties to Bid4Assets to sell off for them.
I’d been looking over what they offered for the last four or five months or so, and saw three lots up for bid around Big Bear Lake, at $1 starting bid. So what the heck, after carefully reading over the auctions for hidden costs and finding none, I bid a dollar each.
Well, I won all three, and the emails came in this afternoon advising me “Congratulations, etc.” and informing me that I needed to send in $100 for each lot for a buyers premium plus $495 for each lot for “processing fees”.
That would be fine if these were bargains but this is land way out in the middle of nowhere, the lots are only 25 feet wide, accessible by dirt road with no power or phone or any other utilities and probably no cell service.
I went back and very carefully re-read those auctions again for the Nth time, and finally spotted a line of print at the very bottom, in small print, that said there will be those fees. The kicker here is that I gave them access to my Visa card to be able to bid, and there’s a $250 EACH penalty for failing to complete the transaction.
Since I’ve no intention of paying all that money for this nearly worthless land that I thought I was getting for nearly nothing, then I have to bite the bullet and pay the $750 total penalty. It’s a lesson learned, no matter how legitimate any website may appear, watch out for the hidden fees and fine print. If you have to read every single word twice to find out what something is really going to cost, instead of those costs being spelled out right away in bold print that you can’t miss, then in my opinion the site is a SCAM and should be avoided.
I’m not real happy about telling this one on myself but if it keeps someone else from getting screwed, then it’s not a total loss. My advice is to consider Bid4Assets and ANY auction website to be a SCAM unless ALL COSTS are clearly stated in large print right up front. I think anything less is a deliberate effort to screw people out of their money.
LOOK OUT, HERE COMES BIG BROTHER AGAIN, or, Why I Avoid Social Networking Sites Like The Plague They Are.August 26th, 2014
Our federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
What they’ll be tracking, specifically, is political speech that will “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”
Political smears? Like someone saying on Twitter that Obama is out to wreck the country, he’s a Sunni Muslim who supports ISIS and other Sunni efforts to take over the world? Negative remarks about Democrats? Things like that?
Well, Hell yeah, that’s what they’re looking for. Who’s funding this, the Republicans? Not when the Democrats are running the Federal Government, they aren’t, so this is going to be just one more big invasion of our Constitutional Rights, hooked to One Big Denial, like Lois Lerner and all those suddenly disappearing Internal Revenue Service emails regarding the IRS being used to attack Conservatives. “Who, me? Why, NO, never, not me”. Lying sons of bitches. See, now that would be classified as Hate Speech by their standards, and sooner or later, some sort of crap would come my way for it.
This is an open effort to stifle free speech on the Internet, and nothing less.
Now it comes to light that the 280-pound Michael Brown black guy was beating hell out of the white cop who shot him dead and broke the cop’s eye socket before the cop was able to shoot him. He had to shoot that thug 6 times to stop him, and he was within his rights.
So much for any reasonable claim by Obama or Eric Holder against the white police of Ferguson, Missouri. Now maybe our Negro Radical racist asshole of a Piece Of Shit President will shut the fuck up and get his racist nose out of this sorry mess that he helped create.
We have a President who vilifies the Israelis, supports the Hamas terrorists and the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, foments racial animosity, is deliberately destroying our economy, creating massive overpopulation with his open-border policy, and refuses to keep his mouth shut every single time that some white cop is involved with a black person.
I do wonder if our nation is going to survive the machinations of the Democrat Party.
In no other country in the world do you see black people rioting and looting when white police shoot a black. They shoot each other constantly over here, but that never seems to matter in the slightest. Just when a white does it.
The Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons are doing a great job assisting Braaakk Obama in fomenting ever more racial hatred, fanning the flames at the slightest opportunity, and the NAACP is happily helping them along, along with the rest of the Left Wing Democrats. For most of those Democrats, their silence is assent. You never hear them speak out against Black on White crime, only when a White person does something against a Black.
You think this doesn’t foment hatred by Whites against Blacks? You bet it does. Every time White people read about Blacks sucker-punching old White people, the burn goes deeper. Now we have the Blacks all having a swell time rioting and looting in St. Louis over the death of an 18 year old Black named Michael Brown who was shot by a White cop after a scuffle. If a Black cop shot the guy, all would be peaceful. When was the last time the Blacks started rioting and looting after a Black cop shot a White person? Anybody know? I can’t seem to recall a time, Ever.
Okay then, when was the last time any Whites rioted, with or without the looting, over any cop killing anyone? Can anyone remember that?
The racial problem in this country is all on the Blacks. It’s not the Whites who raise hell and loot and riot, it’s the Blacks. While the White people are trying to make things better for Blacks, the Blacks are staying busy making things worse for everyone.
The only thing about their behavior that’s improving racial equality is the increase of hatred of Whites for Blacks, and don’t think it isn’t happening.
A little while back I posted on the spreading Ebola epidemic in Africa. Now it’s time to expand on that as Ebola has come to Europe and the United States. Germany has agreed to accept Ebola patients and an infected American is being flown here for treatment.
The doctors in Africa, as well as those here and in Europe, wear full enviro suits. Impermeable full-body suits with sealed face plates that contain their own air supply. These suits are burned every 3 hours and totally destroyed.
Ebola supposedly can only be contracted through contact with the patient’s body fluids, much like HIV/AIDS.
Yet doctors are becoming infected and dying, anyway, in spite of these extreme precautions. How can this be? The saliva contains the virus too, can it be airborne? It certainly looks that way.
Our government has issued Ebola virus detection kits to our National Guard, in all 50 states. Our National Guard isn’t medically trained, so why aren’t those kits being issued to our national health services instead, such as our Center For Disease Control? Because the National Guard would be responsible for rounding up and detaining very large numbers of people in a quarantine action, is the only possible reason.
It’s just been announced that an Ebola vaccine has been developed and human testing is being rushed through. “The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday.”
“The National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease unit is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to put the vaccine into trial as quickly as possible, according to CNN and USA Today. The director of that unit could not be reached for comment.”
It hasn’t really hit the fan yet but this could be a global pandemic that kills many millions of people. Preparations are certainly being made with that possibility in mind by our government and we can only wait and see which way it goes.
The Liberal media is full of dire threats of war, claiming that Russia is trying to provoke a hot war, thermonuclear war, while the Conservative media is claiming that the U.S., meaning Obama, is trying to start a hot war with Russia.
That Obama is doing his best to anger Putin is pretty obvious to us all, the latest tirade being accusing Russia of violating a 1987 missile treaty that this is a “serious offense”, threatening Russia to stay out of Ukraine, and now joining with the EU to impose sanctions and more sanctions against Russia.
Every single time we have gotten into a war somewhere, the first thing that happens is our TV screens start getting filled up with war movies to get us all fired up for war. I’ve been seeing this happen ever since Korea and it never fails. So when I noticed that the war movie programming had suddenly increased dramatically, I got suspicious, and now my suspicions are confirmed.
I don’t think that we’re going to get into a nuke war with Russia. It would destroy Russia along with us and Western Europe, and the people who run the world these days aren’t the dictators of old, they’re the billionaires, the financiers and controllers, and devastating loss doesn’t appeal to them. What all the propaganda is for, is to instill fear in the rest of us, to prepare us for hardship.
I think what’s coming is a cutting off of much of our energy supplies, which will mean another drastic increase in inflation. With sanctions against Russia, Putin can retaliate by cutting off oil and gas to Europe, creating scarcity and driving up prices.
Whenever war is threatened, follow the money.
Obastard knew all the information on the Russian murder of the people on a Malaysian jetliner when he first mentioned it, and barely mentioned it at that, for about one minute, before launching directly into his prepared speech at another goddam fundraiser at our expense. At the very same time, his minions at the White House were giving crap to the Israeli’s for a few civilian deaths during their current Gaza campaign and telling them how they should conduct their war on terrorism so as not to hurt anybody. Just like both Bush presidents before him.
“Gaza crisis: Obama administration accuses Israel of not protecting civilians”
Of the Gaza beach attacks that killed four cousins on Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called the attack “horrifying.”
“The tragic event makes clear that Israel must take every possible step to meet its standards for protecting civilians from being killed,” Psaki said. “We will continue to underscore that point to Israel.”
We have the gall to tell Israel that they must meet their own standards when we killed civilians in Vietnam and Iraq by the tens of thousands? Oh my God.
“Asked whether the U.S. believes Israel has not done enough to prevent civilian casualties, Psaki said: “We believe that certainly there’s more that can be done.”
Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated U.S. concerns about civilian casualties in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the State Department said in a statement late Thursday.
Netanyahu described the “imminent threat” posed to Israel by Hamas tunnels from the Gaza Strip, and Kerry reaffirmed strong U.S. support for Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorist threats from such tunnels, the statement said. “This should be a precise operation to target tunnels,” Kerry said of the Israeli ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.”
There is far more concern in this outhouse of a White House for Democrat fund raisers than there is for the Russian attack on a civilian jetliner that left 298 people dead, including 23 Americans, and for respecting our best ally Israel (now that Hussein has alienated all of Europe from us).