Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

Ran across this on the National Journal the other day, and I decided it was worthy of commenting upon.  All of my comments will be in red, Mis Warrens will be in black.

Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism
By Emma Roller Watch Elizabeth Warren give a speech to her fold, and you realize she’s one of the rare Democrats who can excite her base in the same way Ted Cruz or Dr. Ben Carson can excite their own. As Politico‘s Katie Glueck wrote on Friday, liberals’ minds may be with Hillary Clinton, but their hearts lie with Warren.

Speaking on Friday at Netroots Nation, a convention for liberal bloggers and activists, Warren got the crowd more fired up than Vice President Joe Biden was able to do the day before. (To be fair, the crowd was in a solemn mood at the time in reaction to the news of the Malaysian passenger plane crash). In her speech, Warren outlined more clearly than other Democrats the social issues that galvanize progressives. Her performance was reminiscent of a certain other young senator in 2008. “What are our values?” Warren asked the audience, some of whom held up “Run Liz Run” signs. “What does it mean to be a progressive?”
 She went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism:

 It is upon these tenets that I will be commenting upon.  Before I start though I would suggest a way that Ms Warren can put this Indian Heritage issue behind her for around a $100, and that is to get and make public an ethnic DNA test.  What ya what to bet she will?

- “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”
This  is just bluster, for she knows full well that the rules now in place were created by the Democrats. Prymarley the the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, contained hundreds of provisions designed to avoid future meltdowns, Consumer Protections with Authority and Independence: Creates a new independent watchdog, housed at the Federal Reserve, with the authority to ensure American consumers get the clear, accurate information they need to shop for mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products, and protect them from hidden fees, abusive terms, and deceptive practices. Link

- “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility “to protect this Earth.”

Ah, Sciencism, the belief that only science can provide valid answers.  Progressives use this  “to protect this Earth”  mantra to further the implantation of  UN Agenda 21. For a good video explaining the basics go here:

- “We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.”

You just about have to be a nerd to understand what Net Neutrality is all about.  Lat year the FCC tried to impose it by decree via a rule change which the Supreme Court struck it down as an attempt of the FCC to assume power that Congress had not gave them.  The argument is over what those who built the infrastructure can charge for its use.  I believe that the market should be left to work without government interference.  For a more detailed explanation go here:

- “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.”

This is the bleeding heart plea ‘have pity appeal’, and it works on way too many emotion, but it is crap.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that is 2.5 percent of all workers and 1.5 percent of the population of potential workers.  Within that small group, 31 percent are teenagers and 55 percent are 25 years old or younger. That leaves only about 1.1 percent of all workers over 25 and 0.8 percent of all Americans over 25 earning the minimum wage.  For the stats go here: Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

- “We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.”

Here she is being redundant, see above.  But to answer her with some questions:  First, why is anyone so unable to educate themselves above a level, or equip themselves so poorly that all they can do is flip burgers, or take orders?  Can she not see what forcing fastfood places to pay higher wages will do?  One result will be the implementation of robot cooks, and self ordering register at the counter with slots, like a soda machine, to pay.  This could cut the required workforce at a fast-food restaurant to two or three.

She would better direct her effort to our failed education system that has turned out so many people who can barely read and write, and have so little  math abilities that the fast-food places have had to develop picture cash register, that  that calculated the total cost, and tell the cashier how much change is due, all the cashier has to to is to enter the amount tendered. 

- “We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.”

The more money that the government makes available to those seeking an education, the higher the cost of that education becomes.  I do not owe those students anything, nor does any taxpayer, why should the taxpayer be required to pay for a private benifit.  They will argue that it is a ‘Public Good’, but a  public good is a good from which you cannot exclude anyone the use of, it is also a good that no matter how much one person uses it their use will not diminish what is available for use for other users.  Go here for a longer explanation of what a Public Good consists:

- “We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.”

She is alluding to the Repubs idea of allowing people under a certain age to decide where a portion of the FICA money deducted from their paycheck will be invested instead of leaving it in government hands.  She neglects to bring up that Obamacare is loading Medicare with so many that have never works or paid into it  that it cost is skyrocketing.  And the pensions she mention are the pensions of government workers, private pensions have been destroyed by government policies which led to indreatries no longer offering a pension, but matching funds in a 401K.

- “We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014 —we believe in equal pay for equal work.”

This old horse will just not die.  The hollowed Equal Pay Amendment was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. In 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for the first time. In 1972, it passed both houses of Congress and went to the state legislatures for ratification. The resolution in Congress that proposed the amendment set a ratification deadline of March 22, 1979. Through 1977, the amendment received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. Five states later rescinded their ratifications before the 1979 deadline, though the validity of these rescissions is disputed. In 1978, a joint resolution of Congress extended the ratification deadline to June 30, 1982, but no further states ratified the amendment before the passing of the second deadline.
The Progressives have been unable to convince the nation that this is a problem, as it is obvious that time on the job should affect the pay received for the job, but I am sure that she is referring to the Paycheck Fairness Act  which is the end run attempt around the failed attempt to get the EPA in the Constitution.  This Bill failed to be passed into law  in 2010 and 2012. Sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the bill has 52 co-sponsors, all Democrats. Not even Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.  Oh, yes, the Democrats were in charge of both houses, and the presidency in 2010. 

- “We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.”

Here is an attempt to change the idea that we are all equal under the law into the idea that we all should have equal outcomes.  Any disparages in outcome is proof of unequal treatment.

 - “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.”

Reform: Translation- Amnesty. This whole immigration SNAFU is The Cloward and Piven’s Strategy in Action designed increas both the Progressives power and goal of fundamentally transforming America. 
 - “And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!”

This is to say that the people who own corporations should not be able to spend their money to express their political opinions.  I assure you that she does not feel the same way about Unions, especially government employee’s unions.  It is also a flat declaration the people going business have no right to their religious beliefs in the operations of the business.  She also implies that women must have other people to pay for their birth control, when the drug stor is just down the street sell everything they may wish.

And the main tenet of conservatives’ philosophy, according to Warren? “I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.” Emma Roller

Monday, July 14, 2014

How Without Mexico’s Adding And Abetting?

I read today that:

The Beast is owned and run by a Mexican wholly owned subsidiary of Kansas City Southern, a U.S. train company that acquired the Mexican equipment and routes in 2005 to create a “NAFTA Railroad” that was intended to fit into a multi-modal transportation technology so Chinese companies could deliver products into the heartland of the United States as an alternative to utilizing the West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Mexican prosecutors have filed criminal complaints charging railroad with complicity in violations of the civil rights of the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally hitching rides on the train in their efforts to cross into the U.S. over the border with Mexico. The infamous Mexican “Death Train” – also called “La Bestia”
The picture used to illustrate the story seen above “Central American immigrants arrive on top of a freight train on August 6, 2013 to Ixtepec, Mexico. (John Moore/Getty Images) is found here about 3/4 down the page.”
Obviously this transportation of undocumented aliens through Mexico has been going on for more that a year if we believe that the above picture was taken when it is stated to have been taken.  This in violation of Mexican immigration law which states:
New immigration rules in Mexico came into effect on November 9 and bring a few changes for tourists. One of the main points that may affect travelers is in regards to minors (under 18) traveling without their parents. According to the website of the Secretaría de Relaciones Exterioresminors traveling alone or accompanied by an adult third party must present, in addition to a valid passport, a document showing the consent of both parents or legal guardians of the minor. If the document is issued outside of Mexico it must be translated into Spanish and notarized and legalized by the Mexican Consulate or Embassy. An unofficial translation is sufficient. The text of the document must state the parents’ express authorization for the minor to travel alone or, if applicable, information about the adult who is authorized to be responsible for the minor during the trip. The document must state the purpose and length of the trip, and specify the dates of entry and departure. This document is a requirement for allowing the minor to depart from Mexico. New Immigration Law for Minors Traveling to Mexico
This transverse of the length of Mexico could not be happening without the compliance of Mexico, and if you believe that it is just a few rouge officials as implied below you can let the IRA off the hook too.
“Migrants in the southern border zone are drawn to ‘La Bestia,’ the train that heads northward to central Mexico and then on to the U.S. border. For hundreds of miles they ride on the roofs of the train cars trying to avoid fatal falls, hot days, frigid nights, and low-clearance tunnels. Every eight to ten days or so, trains depart from two routes that originate near the southern border.” Not only is the ride physically dangerous, WOLA noted, but the lax security on “La Bestia” leaves migrants at the mercy of Mexican gangs, bandits, kidnapers and corrupt officials. The infamous Mexican “Death Train” – also called “La Bestia”
For Mexico to file this “criminal complaints charging railroad” fall in the category of, “Methinks the lady doth protest too much“.  If this train is indeed caring all of the illegal, illegal here and in Mexico, Mexico should look into who in their government has turned a blind eye to the undocumented children(?) passing all the way from one end to the other of Mexico to the other with out the “The text of the document must state the parents’ express authorization for the minor to travel alone or, if applicable, information about the adult who is authorized to be responsible for the minor during the trip. The document must state the purpose and length of the trip, and specify the dates of entry and departure. This document is a requirement for allowing the minor to depart from Mexico.” If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck”, it looks like a conspiracy to me. Being curious I looked up some history of the railroad being charged:
Through a series of acquisitions including Mexican railroads, Kansas City Southern (KCS, NYSE: KSE) has declared itself the nation’s first NAFTA Railroad. On April 1, 2005, KCS completed the acquisition of Mexican Railroad TFM, S.A. de C.V., an acquisition which gained for KCS all the common stock of Groupo Transportacion Ferrovaria Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., the holding company that owned TFM. In December 2005, KCS changed the name of TFM to Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM). The acquisition of KCSM was a key piece in putting together the “NAFTA railroad,” the marketing brand that KCS uses to market its North American service for both KCSM in Mexico and Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCSR) in the United States… …We should also note that KCS and the company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Michael R. Haverty have been very prominent in SPP activities. The 2004 Summit held in Kansas City, Missouri, by the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership (NAITCP), an affiliate organization of the North America’s Super Corridor Coalition, Inc. (NASCO) produced a brochure with a front page photograph of Mr. Haverty, documenting his attendance. Mr. Haverty is photographed at the right of the first row in the photo, with Dr. Robert Pastor of American University at the left of the row. Dr. Pastor, who spoke at the summit, was the vice chair of the Council on Foreign Relations task force report “Building a North American Community,” which we have argued serves as the blueprint for Dr. Pastor is the author of five books, including “Toward a North American Community,” published in 1991. Dr. Pastor has consistently argued that NAFTA should be transformed by a process of tri-lateral administrative regulations and executive branch negotiated trilateral agreements into a North American Union regional government on the model of the European Union…
Here is the pertain part, “Dr. Pastor has consistently argued that NAFTA should be transformed by a process of tri-lateral administrative regulations and executive branch negotiated trilateral agreements into a North American Union regional government on the model of the European Union…”  That is the underlying motive of this invasion, the elimination of the United States of America to be replaced with a ” United States of the Americas”.  The Council on Foreign Relations is one of the main proponents of a One World Government as explained in Council on Foreign Relations Reveals How World Government Can Be Achieved in 2013, and this from the Jeremiah Project.

It appears to me that this is but one more step they are taking to realize their goal.

Be safe.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Who Would Jesus Deport?

HuenemejpgAs I recall Jesus said to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and last I check the borders are in Caesar’s domain. A belief in Jesus does not impose a duty to feed, give health care, and house anyone who walks across our border.
“‘Jesus was a refugee, and that’s a very good reminder to all of us,’ Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, D.C.”
I reckon that you can construe Joseph going to Egypt with Mary and baby Jesus after God told him to git as them being refugees.
“And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.” Matthew 2:13-15
However, I fail to see the parallel with all of the kids being dumped upon us from all over Central America. These parents are not bringing their children with them to escape persecution, they are sending them here along, all by themselves, with no one to comfort or care for them but the paid human smugglers, Coyotes, that have about as much love in them as a snake for a mouse, they only see them as dinner. Would an appeal to Jesus sway them in any way? Ask yourself if you would abandon your child to take such a long dangerous trip with such an uncertain future? What would you think about anyone who would do something like that in the US? They would be brought up on child neglect charges at the very least. However, not all of these are the children they are made out to be. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

What Are The Odds Of You Being You?

I came across this from the, and it struck me as a load of bullshit.    I will be commenting in red below to point put my disagreements.

To illustrate how precious each human being is, self-help author Mel Robbins said during a 2011 Ted Talk that the likelihood of you being born as you has been calculated at about one in 400 trillion. This is the probability of you being born at the time you were born to your particular parents, with your particular genetic make-up.
You cannot calculate such a probability without making a lot of assumption.  Probability is the measure of how likely an event is to occur out of the number of possible outcomes. Probability=event(s)/number of outcomes.  ExampleA jar contains 4 blue marbles, 5 red marbles and 11 white marbles. If a marble is drawn from the jar at random, what is the probability that this marble is red?  5/20=.25 or 25% odds of picking a red one as long as the ratio of red and black stay the same. 
Here the event would be “your being born as you”.  It is in knowing  “number of outcomes” that makes such calculation live only in the ream of fantasy. The only know outcome is that you were born to your particular parents. This is true no matter how far back in your family’s history you may wish to go.
Dr. Ali Binazir took it further. He attended the Ted Talk and wrote about it afterward, doing his own calculations on how likely your existence is. Dr. Binazir is an author and personal change specialist who studied at Harvard, received a medical degree from the University of California, and studied philosophy at Cambridge University.
Dr. Ali is a Progressive, how do I know?  He writes a popular column for Huffington Post, and as a Taoist he does not believe that God interacts with His creation.  (Unless I have him mixed up with another Ali Binazir.)
He looked at the odds of your parents meeting, given how many men and women there are on Earth and how many people of the opposite sex your mother and father would have met in their first 25 years of life. Then he looked at the chances of them talking, of meeting again, of forming a long-term relationship, of having kids together, and of the right egg and the right sperm combining to make you. He goes further back to look at the probability of all your ancestors successfully mating, and of all the right sperm meeting all the right eggs to make each one of those ancestors.
Now this part about which sperm will get to fertilize which egg does, on the surface, does seem to lend itself to the point Dr. Ali is trying to make, but if you believe that you are a creature of God of whome He has a special concern you consider Psalm 139:13, “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.”, and know that there was only one probable combination.
The conclusion: “The odds that you exist at all are basically zero.”
He illustrates it this way: “It is the probability of 2 million people getting together each to play a game of dice with trillion-sided dice. They each roll the dice and they all come up with the exact same number—for example, 550,343,279,001.”
So if the odds of one side of a six sided die landing on a particular side is 1/6, then the odds of a trillion-sided die wold be 1/1 trillion for each die case (die is singular for dice).  The analogy of die (dice) to people is where the calculation breaks down.  Die fall as they will, they cannot chooses this or that.  It is the choices that people make that lead to their outcomes, not the random chance that sort of odds calculation requires.  Each of us in the lives that we live, makes the best choices we can under the circumstanced under which that decision had to be made.   If we were put into the exact same situation with the exact same information we would make the exact same decision regardless of how many time we were put in that situation.
“A miracle is an event so unlikely as to be almost impossible. By that definition, I’ve just shown that you are a miracle,” he wrote. “Now go forth and feel and act like the miracle that you are.”
NO! A miracle is not the occurrence of an highly unlikely event, a miracle is event where God directly intervenes in His creation.  Dr. Ali does not believe is God does such things, so he redefine the word to suite his beliefs.
Buddhists have talked of the preciousness of this incarnation. Binazir recounted this Buddhist analogy: “Imagine there was one life preserver thrown somewhere in some ocean and there is exactly one turtle in all of these oceans, swimming underwater somewhere. The probability that you came about and exist today is the same as that turtle sticking its head out of the water—in the middle of that life preserver. On one try.”
If it happen, it had to happen, or else it could not have happened.  There is no way to calculate the odd.
Binazir decided to test the Buddhist understanding against the modern scientific understanding. He looked at the amount of water in the oceans, compared to the size of a life-preserver. He concluded that the chances of a turtle sticking its head out in the middle of the life preserver was about one in 700 trillion.
“One in 400 trillion vs one in 700 trillion? I gotta say, the two numbers are pretty darn close, for such a far-fetched notion from two completely different sources: old-time Buddhist scholars and present-day scientists.”
One other observation, statistics is not science it is mathematics.  Statistics is a tool which scientists can use to test the reasonableness of something. Remember the adage, “Statistics never lie but liars use statistics.”, and as Mark Twain once remarked, “”There are lies, damned lies, and statistics“.  
I am not saying that Dr. Ali is purposely misleading you here, I am saying that he is trying to use statistics to prove what cannot be proven.

Matt Briggs, The Statistician to the Stars,  explains the statistics much better than I can.  He pit it this at the end of the post he wrote upon this subject”
You exist, too. Therefore it must be the probability you exist is 1. That you might not have existed is a counterfactual question, which is perfectly comprehensible as long as we supply the premises under which you would not have existed. Say, you imagine your dad got called away on a business trip during the time in which your parents conceived you. Or that your dad never met your mom. Then, given those premises, the probability would not have existed is also 1, because there would have been no causal way of you coming into existence.
Face it. Probability is never as easy as you hope it is.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Threats from Global Warming

Recently I came across this in a National Wildlife Federation’s publication:

Global Warming and the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are important sources of drinking water, economic livelihood and recreation opportunities for millions of Americans and Canadians. Recreational boating in the eight Great Lakes states produces more than $35 billion in economic activity annually, and fishing, hunting and wildlife watching amount to more than $18 billion in annual economic activity in these states.
Threats from Global Warming
Global warming adds yet another stress to a Great Lakes system already struggling with aquatic invasive species, deleterious land use changes, nonpoint source pollution, toxic chemical contamination, and coastal habitat degradation/wetlands loss. Potential global warming impacts include reduced water levels (due in particular to decreased winter ice cover allowing more evaporation), increased frequency of intense storm events (altering the timing of inflows), and warmer water temperatures.
Already, Lake Superior has increased water temperatures and an earlier onset of summer stratification by about two weeks in just the past 30 years. Within another 30 years Lake Superior may be mostly ice-free in a typical winter.
Also on June 27th in an Huffington Post Canada Business entry we find this:
TORONTO – If the low water levels recorded in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River in recent years continue for sustained periods, the long-term impact on the region’s economy could reach more than C$20 billion by 2050, according to a new report.
The study, conducted by the Mowat Centre for the Council of the Great Lakes Region, said water levels in the Great Lakes — which hold about 20 per cent of the world’s surface freshwater supply — and St. Lawrence River “fell dramatically” in 1997-98.
Since then, the basin has experienced the longest extended period of lower water levels since the U.S. and Canada began tracking levels in 1918.
Mark Fisher, who heads the council, said there’s a “very real future” where the region could be plagued by low water trends.
Now here is the kicker, as reputed by the New York Times on June 28th just the day after the Huffington Post’s hit piece:
But after reaching historic lows in 2013, water levels in the Great Lakes are now abruptly on the rise, a development that has startled scientists and thrilled just about everybody with a stake in the waterfront, including owners of beach houses, retailers in tourist areas and dockmasters who run marinas on the lakeshore.
Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago, and are expected to rise three more inches over the next month. Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are seven to nine inches higher than a year ago.
Norma and John Bramsen, who live in Baileys Harbor, Wis., on the shore of Lake Michigan, said the returning lake levels had been the talk of the town all spring and early summer, after more than a decade of their watching the frustratingly low waters recede from their beachfront home.
“It’s been quite dramatic, actually,” Mr. Bramsen said. “Every time you lose a foot in the lake level, it means that the lake is that much farther away. We’ve been wringing our hands over this for years.”
Scientists say the reversal of fortunes for the lakes is partly a result of the most bone-chilling winter in memory for many Midwesterners. The thick and long-lasting ice cover on the lakes kept the water colder and slowed evaporation. Heavy snowfall and a rainy spring allowed the lakes to make even more gains.
Reread that last part again, “…a result of the most bone-chilling winter in memory for many Midwesterners. The thick and long-lasting ice cover on the lakes kept the water colder and slowed evaporation. Heavy snowfall and a rainy spring allowed the lakes to make even more gains.”
Why do you reckon that both the Huffington Post and the National Wildlife Federation were so quick to blame the water loss in the Great Lakes on Global Warming and not on natural cycles?  Well it is no surprise that the Huffington Post is without doubt a Progressive voice and have adopted the Global Warming Hoax as gospel  and push it as a means to help impose their socialistic agenda upon America.  What about the National Wildlife Federation?
This is what they say about themselves:  “National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists. We believe that helping wildlife survive the challenges of the 21st century like climate change and habitat loss is best done by: Working with diverse groups to achieve our common conservation goals. Forming resilient and sustainable solutions to problems facing our environment and wildlife. Focusing on the future of conservation as well as the present, to ensure America’s wildlife legacy lives on.”
Its genesis was J. N. “Ding” Darling was a renowned editorial cartoonist who advocated conservation of our nation’s natural resources. Father of the Federal Duck Stamp Program, founder of the National Wildlife Federation, creator of the Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Program, “Ding” Darling laid the groundwork for the system of today’s National Wildlife Refuges.
They are a big part of the push to remove people from the land and force them to live in cities.  Below is one of Darling most famous cartoons, a sentiment all supports of UN Agenda 21 can wholeheartedly embrace, as well as those who oppose fraking:
One of “Ding” Darling’s cartoons—”How Rich Will We Be When We Have Converted All Our Forests, All Our Soil, All Our Water Resources and Our Minerals Into Cash?”—best illustrates both his conservation ethic and his remarkable ability to convey complex thoughts with a few stokes of pen and ink. Darling drew this cartoon in 1938.
As you can see just by looking around none of these things have came to pass, just like “Peak Oil” came and went.  Our ability to produce food has out striped out population growth.
Paul R. Ehrlich in his book “The Population Bomb”  could not have been more wrong. He warned of the mass starvation of humans in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth.  Now the rate of population growth is declining, and expected to go below replacement.  About That Overpopulation Problem:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Caliphate is Heading for Hell

These two pictures invoked outcry from every Progressive and Liberal leaning mind in America, and was used as propaganda to kill American’s support for the Vietnam War.

Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnamese chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong official Nguyen Van Lem on a Saigon street early in the Tet Offensive, February 1, 1968. Photographer Eddie Adams reported that after the shooting, Loan approached him and said, “They killed many of my people, and yours too,” then walked away. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams) 1969 Pulitzer Prize winner for Spot News Photography.
Bang, followed by soldiers of the South Vietnamese army’s 25th Division, June 8, 1972. A South Vietnamese plane seeking Viet Cong hiding places accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on civilians and government troops instead. Nine-year-old Kim Phuc (center) had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing. The other children (from left) are her brothers Phan Thanh Tam, who lost an eye, and Phan Thanh Phouc, and her cousins Ho Van Bon and Ho Thi Ting.
The worse that the US was involved in was the My Lai Massacre which out government never sanction, but did try to cover up.  It ended up with Lieutenant William Calley being convicted and sentenced to life in prison, but two days later, President Nixon released him and sent him to Fort Benning, Georgia, where he spent three-and-a-half years under house arrest. A federal judge then ordered him freed. Calley’s conviction was the only one of the 26 men who had faced charges.
Here are some picture from that massacre:
I showed the pictures above to have you recall the hell that was raised over the My Lai Massacre  when it was made public, and to ask where is the outrage from the so call Moderate Islamic by what ISIS and the so called Syria Rebels are doing in Iraq and Syria?
The ISIS terrorists are raving about a “New Caliphate” and totally ignore the fact that they’re cornered themselves and have nowhere to flee to now.
The 13th century Iraqi Caliphate was destroyed by the Mongols and their ruler Hulagu Khan. He was a disciple of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. The Buddhist sect of his masters – The Sakyapas – followed a deity of the Apocalypse called Kalachakra. The Kalachakra announces the end of the world.
The Fall of Baghdad in the 13th century is linked to the Kalachakra, the faith of the Mongols. The previous 13th cent. The Caliphate was destroyed by an alliance of enemies gathered to defeat it. Islam is the most horrible thing existing in the world in those days. The Shiites along with tribes from Azerbaijan, Mongols, Christians, Jews, Chinese, Afghans all allied to destroy Iraq’s dictatorial 13th cent. Caliphate and raze it to the ground.
This is the box they have put themselves in, and  arrayed against them is almost the same coalition they faced in the 13th Century: Syria’s Assad and his air-power, the biggest Middle Eastern air force, newly refurbished by Russia;  Turkey, hitting back for incursions into Turkey by  ISIS; Iran, has sent elements of The Islamic Republic of Iran Army into Iraq, but not to help ISIS; Jordan  risks suffering the same political and humanitarian disasters currently embroiling Syria and Iraq;  Russia is backing Syria in its war with ISIS; Baghdad that is hitting northern Iraq;  China, who knows what China will do; And if Obama ever gets off his ass, the USA.  The Caliphate is heading for hell.
This is the box they have put themselves in:
Now compare these pictures to the ones at the beginning of this post.  No!  I am sorry, there are no comparison!
Where possible I have given credit to copyright holders, for the picture I did not it was because it was unknown to me.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Connecting The Dots: Gadhafi, Benghazi, Syria, Qatar, Turkey, Russian, and the Ukraine

Today I am going to discuss Libya and why the powers that be decided that Moammar Gadhafi had to go, and tie it to other recent events. It was not, as we were were led to be because he was killing and peaceful demonstrates.  We read lots of headlines like this, “Libya protests: More than 100 killed as army fires on unarmed demonstrator” , but you did not read many like this, “Gaddafi under siege: Two CIA-backed groups, an al-Qaeda-linked LIFG on top of power stakes” from The Asian Tribune, or this “CIA & MI6 in Libya: U.S.-British covert operations exposed”  where it says this:
“The New York Times, the Washington Post and other corporate news sources are now openly admitting that the opposition forces fighting the Libyan government are supported and coordinated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Britain’s MI6 with in-country special forces.”
One more and I will move on, “Are Libyan rebels being led by a CIA plant?” here we read,
“Until recently, Khalifa Hifter — who’s leading the anti-Gadhafi forces — lived five miles from CIA headquarters in Virginia. Coincidence? By The Week Staff | March 31, 2011 LIbyan rebels ride a tank in the eastern part of the country: The anti-Gadhafi forces are led by a former Gadhafi army commander… and possible CIA plant. LIbyan rebels ride a tank in the eastern part of the country: The anti-Gadhafi forces are led by a former Gadhafi army commander… and possible CIA plant. CC BY: BRQ Network Now leading Libya’s ragtag army of rebels, Khalifa Hifter has a mysterious past that’s raising provocative questions. Once a top commander in Moammar Gadhafi’s own army, he left its ranks after a disastrous campaign in Chad, then moved to a home five miles from CIA headquarters in northern Virginia, where he lived from the early 1990s until mid-March, 2011. What happened during those 20 years in the U.S.? Hifter’s lifelong friend Abdel Salam Badr reports only that Hifter somehow supported a large family. With the CIA mingling among the rebels, some commentators are wondering: Is Hifter a CIA plant?
Well, the reason was not the way he was treating his people, what was it? It was over Gadhafi dream, he was the last major global leader that was promoted the dream of pan-African unity, and his disappearance from the political stage would remove the last remaining enthusiast for a European-style political union in Africa. His plan to quit selling Libyan oil in U.S. dollars — demanding payment instead in gold-backed “dinars” (a single African currency made from gold) — was the real cause he had to go. For more details go read this: “Gadhafi’s Gold-money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar”.Have you considered why the US Government is so opposed to dis alowing oil to be sold for anything other than US dollars?  First a little history:
In 1971 Richard Nixon was forced to close the gold window taking the U.S. off the gold standard and setting into motion a massive devaluation of the U.S. dollar. In an effort to prop up the value of the dollar Nixon negotiated a deal with Saudi Arabia that in exchange for arms and protection they would denominate all future oil sales in U.S. dollars. Subsequently, the other OPEC countries agreed to similar deals thus ensuring a global demand for U.S. dollars and allowing the U.S. to export some of its inflation.[2] Since these dollars did not circulate within the country they were not part of the normal money supply, economists felt another term was necessary to describe the dollars received by petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) in exchange for oil, so the term petrodollar was coined by Georgetown University economics professor, Ibrahim Oweiss. [snip] Financial impact In the existing system all transactions actually be settled in U.S. dollars creating a world-wide demand for dollars. The petrodollar system also meant that the U.S., the largest consumer of oil in the world, gained the power to buy oil with a currency it can print at will. Large inflows of petrodollars into a country often has an impact on the value of its currency. For Canada it was shown that an increase of 10% in the price of oil increases the Canadian dollar value versus the US dollar by 3%and vice versa.  From Wikipedia
If Gadhafi had been allowed to sell his oil for gold the status of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency would have been thrown into jeopardy.  What does that mean?  A reserve currency is a currency that is held in significant quantities by governments and institutions as part of their foreign exchange reserves, and that is commonly used in international transactions. People who live in a country that issues a reserve currency can purchase imports and borrow across borders more cheaply than people in other nations because they don’t need to exchange their currency to do so.  It would have meant that if the Dollar had lost its status all of those dollars printed (created) by our government and held in reserve (out of circulation) wold no longer be held out of circulation.  You know what happens when you have to fast of an increase in the money supply don’t you?  Inflation!
The success that Obama had with Gadhafi has led his to him to try and depose Assad in Syria.  The motive is not the protection of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, but is is still cast in the light of removing a cruel dictator who kills and tortures his own people.  This in spite of  his recent re-elected in the country’s first presidential vote since its civil war broke out three years ago, state-run television reported Wednesday.  Al-Assad received 88.7% of Tuesday’s vote, the state media outlet said, in an election that took place only in areas controlled by the government. Rebels hold significant parts of the north and east of the country.  Read here:
Obama  had sent Stevens to Libya to collect up the arms that the US had supplied the so called rebels and transfer then to the so called rebels in Syria as this article indicates in Fox News, “Was Syrian weapons shipment factor in ambassador’s Benghazi visit?”
A mysterious Libyan ship — reportedly carrying weapons and bound for Syrian rebels — may have some link to the Sept. 11 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Fox News has learned. Through shipping records, Fox News has confirmed that the Libyan-flagged vessel Al Entisar, which means “The Victory,” was received in the Turkish port of Iskenderun — 35 miles from the Syrian border — on Sept. 6, just five days before Ambassador Chris Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed during an extended assault by more than 100 Islamist militants. On the night of Sept. 11, in what would become his last known public meeting, Stevens met with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin, and escorted him out of the consulate front gate one hour before the assault began at approximately 9:35 p.m. local time.
And this from the New York Times, “In Turnabout, Syria Rebels Get Libyan Weapons”
During his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s outrageously self-styled arms benefactor, a donor of weapons to guerrillas and terrorists around the world fighting governments he did not like. Syria’s Improvised Arsenals Bryan Denton for The New York Times A Libyan rebel in 2011 carried off boxes of ammunition from a factory near Tripoli that served as a supply point for Qaddafi forces. Even after his death, the colonel’s gunrunning vision lives on, although in ways he probably would have loathed. Many of the same people who chased the colonel to his grave are busy shuttling his former arms stockpiles to rebels in Syria. The flow is an important source of weapons for the uprising and a case of bloody turnabout, as the inheritors of one strongman’s arsenal use them in the fight against another. Evidence gathered in Syria, along with flight-control data and interviews with militia members, smugglers, rebels, analysts and officials in several countries, offers a profile of a complex and active multinational effort, financed largely by Qatar, to transport arms from Libya to Syria’s opposition fighters. Libya’s own former fighters, who sympathize with Syria’s rebels, have been eager collaborators.
Other reports in the Turkish press said the two states were exploring the possibility of Qatar supplying gas to the strategic Nabucco pipeline project, which would transport Central Asian and Middle Eastern gas to Europe, bypassing Russia. A Qatar-to-Turkey pipeline might hook up with Nabucco at its proposed starting point in eastern Turkey. Last month, Mr Erdogan and the prime ministers of four European countries signed a transit agreement for Nabucco, clearing the way for a final investment decision next year on the EU-backed project to reduce European dependence on Russian gas.
This explains why the Russia are backing Assad who has refused to let the pipeline be built through Syria.  Why is Obama backing Qatar?  Could it be because of the Al Udeid Air Base which is located in Qatar?
The Al Udeid Air Base is a military base located west of Doha Qatar and is owned by the Qatar Emiri Air Force. It is home to the headquarters of United States Central Command (USCC) and United State Air Force Central Command (USAFCC). The Al Udeid Air Base Qatar is also a home to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing of the USAF and to the No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group RAF. When the war against Afghanistan was at its peak, there were around 4000 American soldiers who were stationed at this base. Along with the American soldiers were two dozens of KC-10A Extenders and KC-135 Stratotankers which were used for the re-fuelling of bombers and fighter jets over Afghanistan. By September of 2002, the number of American soldiers in the air base went down to approximately 2000 in number. After six months, the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar underwent expansion so that it can accommodate up to 120 aircraft and 10,000 troops
Now back to Russian and to see how the pipeline dream ties into  Ukraine and Russia taking the Crimea. The Ukrainian “orange revolution” lived through one presidential term. Like the rest of the coloured revolutions, it basically amounted to a coup d’état orchestrated by Washington through the manipulation of public opinion.  “Ukraine Geopolitics and the US-NATO Military Agenda”
A look at the map will indicate just how strategic Ukraine is for both NATO and for Russia. Not only does the country directly border Russia to its east, but it also provides the transit route for most Russian natural gas pipelines to western Europe – some 80% of all Russian gas exports from which the country earns dollars, a vital economic lifeline for Russia.
In short order, The “orange revolution” led to:
The Ukrainian President has abandoned his offices and is reported to have left the capital Kyiv (Kiev).  All police, including the riot police, have left the streets. The presidential offices are under the control of the Maiden protestors. The jailed opposition leader and former President Yulia Tymoshenko is expected to released from prison on the orders of Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament has resigned citing “ill health” and has been replaced by a pro-opposition MP. A new transitional government is being formed.  Read here:
After the Ukrainian President fled to Russia Putin took the Crimea in order to keep his only deep water port open.  Then he demanded that Ukraine pay its bill for the Natural Gas coming through their pipeline to Europe.  “Russia warns Europe of gas supply cuts over Ukraine debt”
President Vladimir Putin warned European leaders on Thursday Russia would cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine if it did not pay its bills and said this could lead to a reduction of onward deliveries to Europe. In a letter to the leaders of 18 countries, he demanded urgent talks with Europe on pulling Ukraine’s economy out of crisis but made clear his patience was running out over Kiev’s $2.2 billion gas debt to its former Soviet master.
So in response Obama is upping his efforts to remove Assad from power so the Qatar pipeline can be built to Turkey and replace Russian Natural Gas with Qatar Natural Gas.  To pursue this goal “Obama asks Congress for $500 million to train Syrian rebels”.  This in spite of the last group of so called Syrian rebels he trained morphed into ISIA who are in the process of converting  parts of Syria and Iraq into an Islamic Caliphate. “Militant Islamic Group ISIS Trained at U.S. Base in Jordan”
Jordanian officials recently revealed that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIS) were trained in 2012 by U.S. military instructors at a secret base in Jordan.
With this I will stop connecting the dots, again I ask you not to take my word for, but do your own research. Rx