Saturday, February 13, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Most people don't give Bernie Sanders much of a chance at winning the presidential election, even if he somehow gets past the rigged Democratic Primaries. Conventional wisdom dictates that Americans will never elect a 74 year old curmudgeon socialist as president of the
. Don’t get me wrong, United States has had its share of presidents with socialistic
traits, just not an 'admitted' socialist.
Presidents Wilson, FDR, LBJ and Obama could all be labeled socialistic
to a certain degree. America
Socialism isn't a foreign concept in American history unfortunately. Socialism made its way to
in the mid 19th century with the
influx with German and other European Marxist immigrants. These immigrants arrived in the America after the mid century ‘Spring’ revolts that
were ongoing on at the time and they brought their Marxist ideas with
them. Many of our labor unions were
organized by socialists. The AFL founders, Adolph
Strasser and Samuel Gompers in particular, were both socialists. The AFL-CIO is now the largest federation of
unions in the country. US
I know what you’re saying…..but Casey, that was a long time ago, we couldn't elect an admitted Bolshevik today. Normally I would agree, but things could change very quickly. I’m convinced the 2008 financial collapse helped elect Barack Hussein Obama. I think voters saw Obama as an agent of change, and conversely, they saw John McCain as the status quo. Americans saw the country collapsing around them and they were willing to give this neophyte a chance.
Despite the rosy economic outlook by those in the media and the Obama regime, things aren't rosy at all. All the signs of a troubled world economy are all around us. Much like they were in 2007-2008. No positive spin can be put on any of the latest developments.
's economic troubles are still weighing down
the world economy; China banks stocks are bad, European banks stocks
are far worse. Global shipping has
plummeted to 2008 recession rates, US economic activity in the manufacturing sector
contracted in December. The stock market
appears to be bottoming out on a daily basis.
If we do in fact experience another recession or financial collapse right before the election and if Bernie Sanders is the liberal/progressive nominee, he could be elected very easily. Voters may panic once again because of the fresh memories of the 2008 collapse. Human nature is what it is and sadly sometimes people let it rule their brains. Our country is becoming an entitlement society and far too many Americans are getting used to the idea of a nanny state.
The hardships and suffering of the great depression led the Germans to turn to the National Socialist Party in the 1930’s. At that time, the German economy was plagued with mass unemployment and across-the-board business failures and the anti-big business, anti-bourgeois, and anti-capitalist rhetoric resonated with the German people. Am I saying Bernie Sanders is Adolf Hitler? Of course not, but I am pointing out that citizens sometimes do stupid things when faced with adversity.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
When you hear politicians like Barack Obama praise the gun control policies of Australia, you need to be concerned. They talk glowingly about the buyback program in Australia, but they leave out a crucial fact. They omit the fact that the buyback program was mandatory.....As in government SEIZURES of certain weapons.
The payments from the Commonwealth for the buyback program were conditional on the States and Territories introducing firearms laws and regulations consistent with the National Firearms Agreement. No licenses for SELF-DEFENSE are allowed under these laws.
The 2003 handgun buyback seized about 50,000 licensed target pistols. New handgun laws made illegal target pistols of greater than .38 caliber and handguns with barrels less than 120mm (semi-automatic) or 100mm (revolvers) such as pocket pistols. Paintball guns are even restricted in Australia. Paintball guns are considered as a 'Category A' weapon and a "Genuine Reason" must be provided to own a Category A firearm.
If the United States were to implement the Australian gun control method, it would violate the Second Amendment. If politicians and gun control advocates tell you they want the Aussie gun control policies, they are telling you they want to seize your weapons. They don't want to seize anti-tank weapons or flame throwers, no, they want your hunting rifles, shotguns and most handguns.
When Australia mandated their citizens to turn over their weapons, do you think the criminals complied? Hell no they didn't. Law abiding Aussies were the ones that were disarmed and the crackheads and murderers kept their weapons.
The next time you hear someone tell you that we should adopt the common sense Aussie gun control policies, ask them if they are in favor of gun confiscation. Many of those proclaiming to want this policy may not know the details. However, I can assure you Barack Obama knows the details and he is on record saying he favors such a policy.
I can just hear the Democrats as they debate an American version of the Aussie plan...we have to pass the law to see what's in it. And after we see what's in it, we're screwed.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Putin has dispatched the giant Dmitri Donskoy TK-20 nuclear submarine and it is currently on its way to Syrian waters. The TK-20 is a ballistic missile submarine and it’s the largest submarine in the world. This particular sub can carry 20 Bulava ICBM’s with 200 nuclear warheads. I guess the Dmitri could be used to launch cruise missiles against rebel and terrorist targets, but using this sub for that purpose would be a little overkill.
In addition to the Donskoy, Russia is sending a squadron of five Russian naval ships equipped with guided missiles and they are set to conduct military maneuvers off the Syrian coast. On Friday, the Russians called for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert "unintended incidents" as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria.
President Obama once again warned Putin against doubling down on his support for the Assad regime and once again Putin ignored our weak president’s demands. The Russian SA-22 Pantsir-S1 anti-air missiles are also reportedly on their way to Syria as well. The SA-22 is a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. And again, this is not the type of weapons system that would make much sense against terrorist or rebel forces.
These weapons systems are meant to deter American and/or Israeli military forces and they are intended to send a message to our Commander-in-Chief. President Obama is a weak leader and Putin and the other despots of the world know it. The Russians will continue to build up their forces in the region and the Iranians and Hezbollah will join forces with the Russian Marines in short order.
According to Fox News: Russia's military build-up in Syria has grown to include the shipment of a half-dozen highly sophisticated battle tanks -- and more troops -- a defense official told Fox News, in what the source called the "first clear sign of offensive weapons arriving in Syria."
The Pentagon has now tracked a total of 15 Russian Antonov-124 Condor flights into Syria, reflecting a steady stream of military cargo into Syria. According to the latest intelligence, this also includes the arrival of two more Russian cargo ships, containing the tanks.
Up to this point, the official said, the Russian cargo and weapons that have been delivered to Syria could be viewed as defensive in nature. The arrival of tanks cannot be viewed this way.
The official said that Russian offensive operations could launch from Bassel Al-Assad International Airport "very soon."
Read full story HERE
Thursday, December 4, 2014
There was a recent New York Times article that stated humanity may be on the brink of extinction unless we do something to stop man-made global warming. Conversely, there are some experts that claim the Earth is headed towards a cyclical cooling spell and judging by the last few winters I tend to believe them.
Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began. Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent. Of course global warming hoaxers claim record sea ice is a manifestation of recent warming.
That's the reason the hoaxers changed the verbiage from global warming to climate change. By calling it 'climate change,' instead of global warming, they can cover all their bases. When it rains too much, it's climate change, when it snows too much, it's climate change, more hurricanes...climate change, less hurricanes...climate change. You get the picture.
Here are some recent headlines you most likely did not see. The mainstream media is all in on the global warming hoax, so they will not widely report news that differs from their narrative.
*North American November snowcover largest ever recorded. LINK
*European winters show cooling trend since 1988. LINK
*Earliest winter weather in decades hits
. LINK USA
*1,350 low temperature records were set in the
in the last 7 days. LINK USA
*Atlantic hurricane season ends, 9th year without a major storm hitting
shores, longest period since the Civil War.
*East Coast winter storm forming, snows of one foot or more.
could have its second white
Thanksgiving in over 75 years. LINK New York City
Great Lakes ice forming, earliest in 40 years. LINK
*Ice closes upper
Mississippi River to shipping, earliest date on record. LINK
Man-made global cyber-attacks however do pose an immediate and deadly threat to Americans in general and the world in particular. The billions of dollars we
spend waste in the futile effort to
change mother nature needs to be spent to counter , Russia , China and Iran . North Korea have already gained access to our satellites and China and Russia reportedly can access our power grids.
The China is way behind the
curve in preventing our enemies from destroying us through cyber attacks. United States
It has be recently reported that
has taken control of
airports in three countries. Bloomberg revealed that hackers working for Iran have targeted at least 50 companies and
government organizations, including commercial airlines, looking for
vulnerabilities that could be used in physical attacks. Iran
The hackers infiltrated the computer systems of carriers and their contractors in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea a California-based firm said in a report outlining the results of a two-year investigation. They broke into the computers of suppliers responsible for aircraft maintenance, cargo loading and refueling, according to the report and Cylance analysts, and stole credentials that could be used to impersonate workers.
spends more than twice as much (probably
a lot more) fighting global warming than it does in investing in cyber warfare
capablilities. President Obama requested $2.7 billion in 2014 for the
U.S. Global Change Research Program, while spending almost $8 billion to help
developing countries battle climate change over a three year
period. United States
In the 2014 Pentagon defense budget, the money allocated for cyber operations slightly rose to $4.7 billion, up from $3.9 billion in 2013. A majority of that additional money was to be spent in the development of offensive capabilities. I realize that just throwing money at the problem won't fix our cyber deficiencies, but we need to invest more in a sophisticated cyber attack and defensive capabilities.
Man-made global warming is a fanciful farce and we don't need to be wasting our valuable resources on unicorns and fairy dust. Cyber warfare on the other hand is a real and preventable danger that threatens our country. Cyber warfare is a poor mans nuclear weapon and it can be used by third world despots to do an immeasurable amount of damage. It's time we focus on the real dangers.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Obama's grand coalition against ISIS isn't as advertised. Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, told the world that Turkey will allow the US to use its airbase in Turkey to attack targets in Syria...even though Turkey denies that they'd agreed to allow their bases to be used against ISIS according to foreignpolicy.com.
Obama has claimed a coalition of 60 countries in the fight against ISIS, but those numbers seem dubious at best. One country in particular seemed taken aback by being included in the coalition. According to foreignpolicy.com, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar said his government opposed terrorism, but expressed annoyance that his country was included in Obama's official list of anti-ISIS partners without being informed.
"I am bothered by the fact that we have been placed on the list without the government's knowledge," he said. "We will have to voice some sort of protest; it is not appropriate to consent to our country being placed anywhere without our knowledge and consensus."
Obama has claimed that coalition partners have committed ground troops to fight ISIS, but none have materialized thus far. Early in the air strike campaign, White House officials claimed Arab countries were helping bomb targets in Iraq, but we don't hear that claim much anymore.
Some Arab countries have been openly reluctant to join Obama's coalition because they are deeply frustrated with Obama's foreign policy regarding the middle east...they tend to believe (and rightly so) he has been naive and weak on Syria's civil war.
CBS News wrote about this mistrust back in September. "Trust is so low, especially in the Gulf region, for Obama's leadership quality and the way he manages foreign policy. I don't think any country is going to put its hand up or neck out by accepting an alliance with the U.S. that easily," said Mustafa Alani, the director of the security and defense department at the Gulf Research Center in Geneva.
Obama has had many missteps over the last 6 years in regards to his foreign policy, but I think the biggest misstep of all was his infamous 'red-line.' In the spring of 2014, Obama drew a red-line and threatened Bashar al-Assad over the use of chemical weapons and Assad summarily flipped Obama the bird and used chemical weapons.
The US President looked foolish and weak when he failed to respond militarily and he looked even more foolish when he claimed it wasn't his red-line that was violated, but rather it was the world's red-line. Our allies have seen Obama's failed foreign policy up close and personal and they don't want any part of it.
Obama's arrogance and naivety has harmed our standing in the international community and as a result, our allies are hesitant to help us in hot spots around the globe. Barack Obama is Barack Obama's own worst enemy and now we are seeing the results of his shortcomings.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, Dr. Francis Collins, had the audacity to say we'd probably have an Ebola vaccine if it weren't for budget cuts. Dr. Collins was quoted as saying that a decade of stagnant spending has "slowed down" research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. Really?
The NIH has an annual budget is almost $30 billion and millions of those dollars are wasted on worthless studies. Let's take a look at the millions of dollars the NIH has wasted over the years. The NIH has spent more than $90 million of U.S. taxpayers’ money overseas to China for various public health research projects just a few years ago.
The American taxpayers funded a $2.6 million study to get prostitutes in China to drink less while whoring. A $400,000 study of bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk. $178,000 was spent to better understand why drug-abusing prostitutes in Thailand are at greater risk for HIV infection.
The NIH has spent $423,500 to find out why men don't like to wear condoms. I'm pretty sure they could have polled a few thousand men at random and figured out why men don't like to wear condoms without spending almost half a million dollars. NIH spent $386,00 to massage rabbits. Yes rabbits. The study wanted to fund the massage of rabbits to try to figure out what is the best massage duration.
$1.5 million of taxpayers money to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts to study why “three-quarters” of lesbians in the United States are overweight and why most gay males are not. The NIH has also spent $2.7 million to study why lesbians have more “vulnerability to hazardous drinking."
These 'studies' are just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to wasting precious taxpayers money. The Daily Mail exposes even more outrageous wasteful spending by the NIH in a story HERE. Every time there is a crisis, Democrats demand more money to 'fix' the problem. We could cut billions of dollars from our federal budget and it would have no adverse effect on our country. Democrats will tell you the sky is falling if just one dollar is cut from the budget and they will blame Republicans (as they are doing now for Ebola) for killing or starving Americans.
More examples of wasteful spending by our federal government was profiled by the Heritage Foundation a few years ago. 50 Examples of Government Waste as per heritage.org:
The Democrats are trying to throw a hail-marry pass before the midterm elections by blaming budget cuts for the Ebola virus. Democrats know they will face angry voters this November and they will lie as much as possible in an effort to stem their loses. The Democratic Party is disgusting and they know no shame.