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Monday December 30, 2013

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US and Iran’s First Joint Military Venture: Fighting al Qaeda in Iraq
DEBKAfile Video December 29, 2013, 7:26 PM (IDT)

With the Geneva Nuclear Accord still far from implementation a month after it was signed in Geneva, the United States and Iran are moving into stage two of their rapprochement: They are now fighting together to crush Al Qaeda terror in Iraq, debkafile’s exclusive military sources report.

Iraq is two weeks into a major offensive for cutting al Qaeda down - the first major military challenge the jihadists have faced in the past six years. Three armies are fighting alongside Iraq: the United States, Iran’s Al Qods Brigades officers and Syria.

Their mission is to foil Al Qaeda’s drive to spread its first independent state in the Middle East across the Iraqi-Syrian frontier. Its Iraqi and Syrian branches - ISIS and the Nusra Front - have declared a holy war to this end under their commanders Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and Abu Mohammed al-Golani.

The Anbar province of Western Iraq is the scene of he fiercest combat close to Iraq’s borders with Syria and Jordan.

To counter Al Qaeda’s superiority in speed and surprise, the US has sent the Iraqi army Hellfire surface-to-air missiles. They are already in use against al Qaeda camps on the Syrian border. Next, Washington is sending out small, long-endurance unmanned aerial ScanEagles. These drones are best suited to combat in Anbar’s deep wadis and the halophyte thickets lining the Euphrates River.

In this topsy-turvy scenario, Washington and Tehran share another surprising motive: to save the Assad regime in Damascus from Al Qaeda’s long arms.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted approvingly on Dec. 26: “Attitudes are changing in Western countries; they are becoming more realistic in their approach towards the Syrian crisis. The threat of terrorism in Syria, of jihadists coming to power, of creating a caliphate with extremist laws, these are the main problems.”

Since the Syrian chemical issue was addressed in September, Russian-Iranian-American collaboration is going strong. The joint US-Iranian war on al Qaeda is strengthening Tehran’s grip on Iraq as well Syria. It gives Russian President Vladimir Putin hope for keeping al Qaeda away from the Winter Olympics at Sochi – an ever-present menace as a female suicide bomber, a Dagestan national, demonstrated Sunday, Dec. 29, by blowing up the railway station at the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing up to a score of people.

The other incentive for US President Barack Obama is the hope of transposing his collaboration with Tehran and Moscow to improve US chances of a reasonable accommodation in the Afghanistan arena.

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What an eye-opener:

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.

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A government and sociology professor at Harvard writes that the Tea Party is more likely than not to "win in the end" in an age when Americans are becoming more removed from Washington and distrusting the federal government and their elected officials.

"Tea Party forces will still win in the end," Theda Skocpol writes, unless moderate Republicans can defeat them. Skocpol concedes that the Tea Party "will triumph just by hanging on long enough" as Americans are getting fed up by "our blatantly manipulated democracy and our permanently hobbled government."

The article, "Why The Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere," was first published in the journal Democracy, and later reprinted in The Atlantic.

Despite the fact that Democrats, the mainstream media, and the Republican establishment again were predicting the "demise of the Tea Party" immediately after the government shutdown ended, Skocpol doesn't believe so.

"But we have heard all this before," she writes. "The Tea Party’s hold on the GOP persists beyond each burial ceremony."

Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson published a book in 2011 that "showed how bottom-up and top-down forces intersect to give the Tea Party both leverage over the Republican Party and the clout to push national politics sharply to the right."

"At the grassroots, volunteer activists formed hundreds of local Tea Parties, meeting regularly to plot public protests against the Obama Administration and place steady pressure on GOP organizations and candidates at all levels," they found. "At least half of all GOP voters sympathize with this Tea Party upsurge."

Though Skokpol and Williamson have their typical biases and describe the Tea Party movement as a "radical" one that may not like minorities--without any evidence of that assertion--they acknowledge that "even though there is no one center of Tea Party authority—indeed, in some ways because there is no one organized center—the entire gaggle of grassroots" and outside groups that support the movement "wields money and primary votes to exert powerful pressure on Republican officeholders and candidates."

Skocpol observes that the "Tea Party clout has grown in Washington and state capitals" because "Americans are also losing ever more faith in the federal government." In addition, "most legislators and candidates are Nervous Nellies," and they have seen the Tea Party defeat establishment Republicans like Charlie Crist in Florida in 2010 and David Dewhurst in Texas in 2012 in addition to knocking off incumbent Republican Sens. Bob Bennett (R-UT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN).

"That grabs legislators’ attention and results in either enthusiastic support for, or acquiescence to, obstructive tactics," Skocpol writes.

She writes how powerfully someone like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) resonates with the Tea Party. She noted that he was able to direct House Republicans to pressure House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to demand that President Barack Obama and Democrats fund the government except for Obamacare.

Skocpol notes that it will not be easy to defeat the Tea Party.

"For one, at least three successive national election defeats will be necessary to even begin to break the determination and leverage of Tea Party adherents," Skocpol writes. She concedes that Tea Partiers will not "stand down easily or very soon."

Skocpol notes "moderate Republicans" do not have as much power in Washington or in state capitals and points to Cruz as being "very well positioned to garner unified Tea Party support in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries." The Chamber of Commerce will reportedly spend $50 million to wage war against the Tea Party, along with Karl Rove's American Crossroads; Skocpol believes unless those groups defeat the Tea Party, it may well win many permanent victories.

"During the last election cycle, no far-right candidate ever consolidated sustained grassroots Tea Party support, as those voters hopped from Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum," Skocpol writes. "But this time, Cruz may very well enjoy unified and enthusiastic grassroots Tea Party support from the beginning of the primary election season."

Skocpol also sends a warning to Democrats who think that the Tea Party will fade because of a few bad polls.

"Once the October 2013 shutdown ended in supposed total victory for President Obama and his party, many Democrats adopted a cocky swagger and started talking about ousting the House GOP in 2014," Skocpol writes. However, she warns that "a clear-eyed look shows that Tea Party remains powerful and has achieved victories that continue to stymie" Democrats and their statist agenda



Obama Care


Obama care -WHAT IS IT GOING TO DO TO AMERICANS?

You’d think we’re under attack!

By Nelson Foley


Obama Care came about because no one knew what was in it. The idea of trust was high for some of the lower echelons of the Democratic Party, independents republicans, the poor, the sick, the elderly, the college kids as well as other targeted groups and now they’re stuck with the results; but so are we.

It is the height of irresponsibility to vote on a program of any kind that you as a representative doesn’t even read but then whether knowingly or unknowingly go out to the public and proceed to give misinformation to the public through talking points that most of them don’t even know who wrote. It is certainly a break in the public trust.

If we look at the obama care debacle we ought to look at the expectations of the plan and how it will help destroy the American economy as most of us currently know it.


  1. It was passed only by Democrats in the House and the Senate.

  2. It’s ultimate, won’t let go supporters, are progressive communists and giant corporate companies who have sweet deals which should have been a clue but with the education system, the media infiltration and the tens of millions trying to simply feed their families or try to keep what they have due to government meddling, the voters missed the ball or were desperate to “eat cake”.

  3. The obama care law intends to make every American join the “plan” whether they want it or not.

  4. Where the obama care law clearly isn’t working, even though it’s written, the president has broken the law with impunity through declaration rather than legislation. If it was for implementation rather than political it could be a possible argument but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

  5. The management, or lack of management, incompetence or simply disinterest by those in the white house have presented the American people with an overpriced website ($780,000,000 – yes a 10 million dollar website for $780 million and still counting) that doesn’t work, and it has been revealed there was virtually no oversight even though the primary company contracted to produce the website has already had the Canadian government not only fire them but refuse to pay them.

  6. The website is currently like a store front from a movie set. It didn’t look good to the pubic so they’ve been repainting the front door to make people think it’s going to be a good experience but the inside of the building is only supported by some 2X4’s propping the storefront up. The product is on display but there is no cash register to pay for it. Once you’ve visited, have your receipt, you leave still not knowing if you really did sign up and to make matters worse, the money is on the counter for anyone to help themselves to. It appears to be another illusion for the masses.

  7. 10% of the new Americans who sign up are predicted to not be insured come January 1st. They don’t know it and the government doesn’t even know who they are.

  8. IF anyone ever signed up to buy a no-refusal policy like a life insurance policy that requires no background checks and guaranteed issuance, what information do they need? Not much, if you’ve seen the application. After all, if the insurance is guaranteed, there isn’t a need for all sorts of information. You sign up using your name, address and some contact information and you pay the first month’s premium. You are in! So, why do they need all your medical records?

  9. In 2014 everyone will be looking at a potential fine. I know the Supreme Court called it a tax but it’s a penalty for not participating. However in 2015, the penalty imposed upon those who don’t want to participate by the sadistic hidden powers we don’t even know about will jam everyone with a tax or fine that will triple or if things don’t go like they want them to, You could see $500, $1000 or $3000 levied to anyone who chooses not to join.

It’s almost like the mark of the beast if you need an analogy. IF you believe it won’t happen, get a life or maybe do some research. Nothing is in stone. The president can just swoop in illegally and jam each of us whether it is written or not. No one will stop him if there isn’t a change.

  1. All your information will be sent to at least 8 agencies based on news reports. There are most likely more agencies that are on the list that is still secret. This is all your information including highly confidential medical records. How does that work for you?

  2. So you peruse the website, find your insurance plan and find out you are looking at $5000 dollars worth of deductibles, Deductibles are what you pay out of your pocket before your insurance kicks in. For many unsuspecting Americans, you are looking at medical debt for the rest of your life. If you refuse coverage you’ll never get a tax refund again. Not such a good deal.

  3. Insurance premiums, it has been reported, increased 80% in the last two years of President Bush’s presidency. Now it’s reported the insurance companies have been working in unison with the authors of obama care. They knew the deal. They helped write it. In their positions they could see what was coming and they started raising prices ahead of time to hedge their business models. The increases were used as excuses by the press to justify the obama care law, knowing the affordability in the word was a scam. Time has now exposed it.

  4. The newest of the debacle of the obama care unveiling is the medication availability for prescriptions. According to news sources and congressional sources quoting them, the list of approved medications will be limited. All others will still be available but at full cost because there is no coverage for them. The full out of pocket costs of the medication will also not be part of the deductable. So, if an American needs a drug that costs $1000 per month plus they have to pay $5000 out of pocket for deductibles for doctors visits and or therapy and or rehab, a set of this family criteria can actually run up a $10,000 to $20,000 expense before their insurance kicks in.

Of course, it may be only $11,000 or $8,000 or it could be more but in any case, this is over and above the new higher rates (double or triple) you are now required by law to pay on this government travesty.

The Newest out of pocket expense

The above list is not a complete list of serious consequences facing the American population. New information is being jimmied out of the administration every day. The administration is trying to hide these little tidbits but the little bits are growing into major issues even at this writing. With new information coming in every day, the above information is probably already outdated with worse headlines jumping in to replace them but the purpose of this article is to bring to the forefront another unintended consequence not foreseen and still not completely understood by the general public.


YOU NEED SECURITY TO JOIN obama care!

Since the website is the required method we need to use, we are now faced with the choice of joining the obama care disaster and by law, and Americans who want to join are not placing their personal information out in cyberspace as carrion for the identity stealing vultures of the world.

Criminals and foreign countries are currently able to literally take a walk in the park of the healthcare website and pick and choose all the information on any person who is currently enrolled.

Can you imagine the information available to these evil entities? Can you imagine the blackmail fodder available to the foreign governments that can be used against the silly Americans? You do know the U.S. government workers are in the obama care mix. What great bunch of blackmail targets! Can you imagine the future costs and chaos we are in store for?

It breaks my heart that I have to watch my daughter and my son submit all their personal information on a silver platter for these identity stealers. What unintended expense with this aspect of the obama care fallout is how much it will cost to protect the integrity of the information to protect it from misuse and ruining or severely damaging the credit of our children?

There are a number of companies who offer credit protection but after doing some research there are a number of companies whose fees range from $110 per year to over $200 per year. Most American’s haven’t even investigated these services and don’t actually understand all they can do and as importantly all they can’t do.

The first article I recommend is from PC World. It’s written by to give you an idea of what you may think you would need if you decided to jump in the Identity security industry – and yes it is becoming a large industry. The obama care law will make them larger. Some companies offer American only markets while others expand further. You’ll have to ask the various companies what the y offer including additional fees or additional items you might need depending upon your situation. And don’t forget, when you call or check them out on the net, they all want to sell you protection at that moment. So, it might hurt but try and check more than one out. There are differences.


http://www.pcworld.com/article/201801/should_you_use_id_theft_protection_services.html

There are many companies who offer security services for identity theft or credit protection. The five most known to the pubic include

  • Life Lock

  • Trusted ID

  • Identity guard

  • ID watchdog

  • Identity truth service

  • Wells Fargo

  • Many banks.

  • Many more


This next link simply gives you an idea of how identity is stolen. You just don’t know how all of it can happen. This gives you a good idea of what to look for and how you might change some of your approaches to this problem.

www.enhanced-identity-theft-protection.com


And finally……..

https://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs33-CreditMonitoring.htm

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

The Privacy Rights Clearing House provides you with more information in order to help guide you into what you may need in the near and long term. It explains a number of points you need to consider by explaining what types of identity theft services can protect against as well as those not covered. It also explains other low cost alternatives, free alternatives and steps to reduce your risk. Recommended


Look for Nelson’s next article coming to this website within the week.


Obama’s Top 10 Constitutional Violations Of 2013

One of Barack Obama’s chief accomplishments has been to return the Constitution to a central place in our public discourse.

Unfortunately, the president fomented this upswing in civic interest not by talking up the constitutional aspects of his policy agenda, but by blatantly violating the strictures of our founding document. And he’s been most frustrated with the separation of powers, which doesn’t allow him to “fundamentally transform” the country without congressional acquiescence.

But that hasn’t stopped him. In its first term, the Administration launched a “We Can’t Wait” initiative, with senior aide Dan Pfeiffer explaining that “when Congress won’t act, this president will.” And earlier this year, President Obama said in announcing his new economic plans that “I will not allow gridlock, or inaction, or willful indifference to get in our way.”

And so, as we reach the end of another year of political strife that’s fundamentally based on clashing views on the role of government in society, I thought I’d update a list I made two years ago and hereby present President Obama’s top 10 constitutional violations of 2013.

1. Delay of Obamacare’s out-of-pocket caps. The Labor Department announced in February that it was delaying for a year the part of the healthcare law that limits how much people have to spend on their own insurance. This may have been sensible—insurers and employers need time to comply with rapidly changing regulations—but changing the law requires actual legislation.

2. Delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate. The administration announced via blogpost on the eve of the July 4 holiday that it was delaying the requirement that employers of at least 50 people provide complying insurance or pay a fine. This time it did cite statutory authority, but the cited provisions allow the delay of certain reporting requirements, not of the mandate itself.

3. Delay of Obamacare’s insurance requirements. The famous pledge that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” backfired when insurance companies started cancelling millions of plans that didn’t comply with Obamacare’s requirements. President Obama called a press conference last month to proclaim that people could continue buying non-complying plans in 2014—despite Obamacare’s explicit language to the contrary. He then refused to consider a House-passed bill that would’ve made this action legal.

4. Exemption of Congress from Obamacare. A little-known part of Obamacare requires Congressmen and their staff to get insurance through the new healthcare exchanges, rather than a taxpayer-funded program. In the quiet of August, President Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management to interpret the law to maintain the generous congressional benefits.

5. Expansion of the employer mandate penalty through IRS regulation. Obamacare grants tax credits to people whose employers don’t provide coverage if they buy a plan “through an Exchange established by the State”—and then fines employers for each employee receiving such a subsidy. No tax credits are authorized for residents of states where the exchanges are established by the federal government, as an incentive for states to create exchanges themselves. Because so few (16) states did, however, the IRS issued a rule ignoring that plain text and allowed subsidies (and commensurate fines) for plans coming from “a State Exchange, regional Exchange, subsidiary Exchange, and federally-facilitated Exchange.”

6. Political profiling by the IRS. After seeing a rise in the number of applications for tax-exempt status, the IRS in 2010 compiled a “be on the lookout” (“BOLO”) list to identify organizations engaged in political activities. The list included words such as “Tea Party,” “Patriots,” and “Israel”; subjects such as government spending, debt, or taxes; and activities such as criticizing the government, educating about the Constitution, or challenging Obamacare. The targeting continued through May of this year.

7. Outlandish Supreme Court arguments. Between January 2012 and June 2013, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Justice Department’s extreme positions 9 times. The cases ranged from criminal procedure to property rights, religious liberty to immigration, securities regulation to tax law. They had nothing in common other than the government’s view that federal power is virtually unlimited. As a comparison, in the entire Bush and Clinton presidencies, the government suffered 15 and 23 unanimous rulings, respectively.

8. Recess appointments. Last year, President Obama appointed three members of the National Labor Relations Board, as well as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, during what he considered to be a Senate recess. But the Senate was still holding “pro forma” sessions every three days—a technique developed by Sen. Harry Reid to thwart Bush recess appointments. (Meanwhile, the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the CFPB, provides that authority remains with the Treasury Secretary until a director is “confirmed by the Senate.”) In January, the D.C. Circuit held the NLRB appointments to be unconstitutional, which ruling White House spokesman Jay Carney said only applied to “one court, one case, one company.”

9. Assault on free speech and due process on college campuses. Responding to complaints about the University of Montana’s handling of sexual assault claims, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, in conjunction with the Justice Department, sent the university a letter intended as a national “blueprint” for tackling sexual harassment. The letter urges a crackdown on “unwelcome” speech and requires complaints to be heard in quasi-judicial procedures that deny legal representation, encourage punishment before trial, and convict based on a mere “more likely than not” standard.

10. Mini-DREAM Act. Congress has shamelessly failed to pass any sort of immigration reform, including for the most sympathetic victims of the current non-system, young people who were brought into the country illegally as children. Nonetheless, President Obama, contradicting his own previous statements claiming to lack authority, directed the Department of Homeland Security to issue work and residence permits to the so-called Dreamers. The executive branch undoubtedly has discretion regarding enforcement priorities, but granting de facto green cards goes beyond a decision to defer deportation in certain cases.

It was hard to limit myself to 10 items, of course—Obamacare alone could’ve filled many such lists—but these, in my judgment, represent the chief executive’s biggest dereliction this year of his duty to “preserve, protect, and defend” the Constitution, and to “take care that the law be faithfully executed.”

Alas, things may get worse before they get better. New presidential “counselor” John Podesta’s belief in governance by fiat is no secret; in a 2010 report, he wrote that focusing on executive power “presents a real opportunity for the Obama administration to turn its focus away from a divided Congress and the unappetizing process of making legislative sausage.”

Happy New Year!

The NSA's 50-Page Catalog Of Back Door Penetration Techniques Revealed

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While the world may have become habituated to (and perhaps revels in, thank you social media exhibitionist culture) the fact that the NSA is watching anyone and everyone, intercepting, recording, and hacking every electronic exchange regardless if it involves foreign "terrorists" or US housewives, the discoveries from the Snowden whistleblowing campaign continue. The latest revelation from the biggest wholesale spying scandal since Nixon, exposed by Germany's Spiegel which continues the strategy of revealing Snowden leaks on a staggered, delayed basis, involves a back door access-focused NSA division called ANT, (which supposedly stands for Access Network Technology), described by Spiegel as "master carpenters" for the NSA's TAO (Tailored Access Operations, read more about TAO here). The ANT people have "burrowed into nearly all the security architecture made by the major players in the industry -- including American global market leader Cisco and its Chinese competitor Huawei, but also producers of mass-market goods, such as US computer-maker Dell." More importantly, thanks to Spiegel (and Snowden of course), the NSA's 50-page catalog of "backdoor penetration" techniques has been revealed.

The details of how the NSA can surmount any "erected" walls, via Spiegel:

These NSA agents, who specialize in secret back doors, are able to keep an eye on all levels of our digital lives -- from computing centers to individual computers, from laptops to mobile phones. For nearly every lock, ANT seems to have a key in its toolbox. And no matter what walls companies erect, the NSA's specialists seem already to have gotten past them.

 

This, at least, is the impression gained from flipping through the 50-page document. The list reads like a mail-order catalog, one from which other NSA employees can order technologies from the ANT division for tapping their targets' data. The catalog even lists the prices for these electronic break-in tools, with costs ranging from free to $250,000.

Nothing quite like an extensive, taxpayer funded catalog listing back-door entry strategy imaginable. Say you wanted to have some backdoor fun with Juniper Networks, the world's second largest network equipment manufacturer (which claims the performance of the company's special computers is "unmatched" and their firewalls are the "best-in-class.")

In the case of Juniper, the name of this particular digital lock pick is "FEEDTROUGH." This malware burrows into Juniper firewalls and makes it possible to smuggle other NSA programs into mainframe computers. Thanks to FEEDTROUGH, these implants can, by design, even survive "across reboots and software upgrades." In this way, US government spies can secure themselves a permanent presence in computer networks. The catalog states that FEEDTROUGH "has been deployed on many target platforms."

It gets better, because when simple penetration is not enough, the NSA adds "implants."

In cases where TAO's usual hacking and data-skimming methods don't suffice, ANT workers step in with their special tools, penetrating networking equipment, monitoring mobile phones and computers and diverting or even modifying data. Such "implants," as they are referred to in NSA parlance, have played a considerable role in the intelligence agency's ability to establish a global covert network that operates alongside the Internet.

So what exactly is to be found in the 50-page catalog?

Some of the equipment available is quite inexpensive. A rigged monitor cable that allows "TAO personnel to see what is displayed on the targeted monitor," for example, is available for just $30. But an "active GSM base station" -- a tool that makes it possible to mimic a mobile phone tower and thus monitor cell phones -- costs a full $40,000. Computer bugging devices disguised as normal USB plugs, capable of sending and receiving data via radio undetected, are available in packs of 50 for over $1 million.

 

The ANT division doesn't just manufacture surveillance hardware. It also develops software for special tasks. The ANT developers have a clear preference for planting their malicious code in so-called BIOS, software located on a computer's motherboard that is the first thing to load when a computer is turned on.

 

This has a number of valuable advantages: an infected PC or server appears to be functioning normally, so the infection remains invisible to virus protection and other security programs. And even if the hard drive of an infected computer has been completely erased and a new operating system is installed, the ANT malware can continue to function and ensures that new spyware can once again be loaded onto what is presumed to be a clean computer. The ANT developers call this "Persistence" and believe this approach has provided them with the possibility of permanent access.

 

Another program attacks the firmware in hard drives manufactured by Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor and Samsung, all of which, with the exception of latter, are American companies. Here, too, it appears the US intelligence agency is compromising the technology and products of American companies.

 

Other ANT programs target Internet routers meant for professional use or hardware firewalls intended to protect company networks from online attacks. Many digital attack weapons are "remotely installable" -- in other words, over the Internet. Others require a direct attack on an end-user device -- an "interdiction," as it is known in NSA jargon -- in order to install malware or bugging equipment.

The conclusion here is an easy one, and one we have repeated ever since before the Snowden revelations: Big Brother is bigger and badder than ever, he knows exactly what you've been doing, and the second the NSA wants to nuke your computer out of orbit and/or destroy your digital life, it can do so in a millisecond.  What is more amusing is that with each passing disclosure, it is increasingly clear that the NSA has gotten its inspiration for its dealings with the US public from a Danielle Steel book at best, or a Vivid Video bootlegged tape at worst.

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Two Congressmen claim secret report on 9/11 pins the blame on Saudi Arabia

What we know from the New York Post’s report on the claim from Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch and Republican Rep. Walter Jones is that two administrations have kept 28 pages of a 2002 report on the 9/11 so highly classified that they don’t contain redactions — just an ellipsis noting their absence. Lynch and Jones claim that the report from Congress after the attacks that left 3,000 Americans dead contain material that “absolutely shocked” them — and pins the blame on Saudi Arabia for state support of the attack:

President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by comparison is about 1,000 words).

A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.

Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) can’t reveal the nation identified by it without violating federal law. So they’ve proposed Congress pass a resolution asking President Obama to declassify the entire 2002 report, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”

Some information already has leaked from the classified section, which is based on both CIA and FBI documents, and it points back to Saudi Arabia, a presumed ally.

The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

Three years later, Congress — essentially the same Congress, by the way — produced another report on the 9/11 attacks that didn’t make these accusations, nor the specific allegations mentioned by Paul Sperry in this article. (Be sure to read it all.) Congress would have had the ability to refer to its own materials, one would presume anyway, and clearly the minor changes in the 2002 midterms wouldn’t have wiped out the memories of those who worked on the 2002 report.  That leaves a big question as to whether this intel Sperry cites may have later been discredited, or whether the executive branch interfered with one or both reports.

Why would the Bush administration interfere with the report? Saudi Arabia was a strategic partner for the US in the region, but hardly our only option. If what Lynch and Jones claim is true, the US would have been forced to declare war on Saudi Arabia, which would have touched off a much wider war, especially if we had gone after the holy sites of Mecca and Medina, as was being suggested anyway at the time by some public figures as retaliation for the terrorist attack. Covering up their involvement would still leave the US covering up an act of war out of what can only be charitably called an overabundance of caution.  If the Saudis declared war on us, then we should have responded in kind or forced a very public surrender on our terms.

That still doesn’t explain why the successor Obama administration would have kept this locked away if the data was accurate and conclusions correct, assuming that’s what the report says.  Democrats spent years floating conspiracy theories about the Bushes and the Saudis — and this would have been the smokiest smoking gun of all. It would have helped Obama explain and draw support for his decision to warm up to Iran and snub Saudis over the last few months, if not the last few years.

If I had to guess, I’d say the reason it remains classified is that the data may not be as solid as it appears, but we’re not going to know that until it’s actually declassified. More than 12 years after the attack, it’s time to see that initial review of the intelligence and let the American people make up their own minds about it.

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Snowden reveals HAARP’s Global Assassination Agenda

Snowden speaking from a Custom Faraday Cage in Sheremetyevo Airport's Hotel Novotel (Photo: The Internet Chronicle)

Snowden speaking from a Custom Faraday Cage in Sheremetyevo Airport’s Hotel Novotel (Photo: The Internet Chronicle)

MOSCOW, Russia – Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower and fugitive, released documents Tuesday to Internet Chronicle reporters proving that the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, is definitively engaged in a program of assassination and mind control.

EMERGENCY UPDATE: Snowden has revealed an oncoming global cataclysm.

While the military prison industrial complex has routinely insisted that the Alaska-based HAARP is only meant to study natural phenomena in earth’s ionosphere, Snowden has managed to blow open a brutally massive charade.

“The HAARP research station,” he said, “strategically based away from prying eyes near Gakona, Alaska, is actually used to terminate or manipulate would-be dissidents of global capitalism on the scale of millions of people.”

Added Snowden, using finger quotes, “With these terrestrial antennas, NATO [the North Atlantic Treaty Organization] is able to, on a global scale, remotely silence ‘perpetrators’ of ‘deviant or subversive’ strains of thought.”

Unbeknownst to victims or their loved ones, HAARP projects ultra-high-powered radio waves. Those waves operate at the same electronic frequency as the truncus encephali, or brain stem, selectively inducing deaths seemingly by natural causes  – including by some appearing to coroners as innocuous as strokes or heart attacks.

“When and if the intelligence community doesn’t view outright assassination as an optimal effect,” said Snowden, “‘they’ can simply make a ‘target’ act in an insane fashion, in order to discredit them. When we were in transit between Hong Kong and Moscow, WikiLeaks staff and I had to fend off the constant threat of radio-generated homicidal delusions.”

Quickly ushering staff into his lavish room at Sheremetyevo Airport’s Hotel Novotel, the former NSA contractor began to explain himself. Due to confidentiality agreements with the 30-year-old, formerly of Booz Allen Hamilton, the Chronicle cannot elaborate beyond the point that he has outfitted his entire flat to be a thoroughly functioning Faraday cage.

Snowden’s haphazardly constructed Faraday cage, he claims, can block interference from external static and nonstatic electric fields.

“Without it,” he says, “I would have been dead the moment The Guardian‘s first story went to print.”

Snowden bolstered his testimony with HAARP documents gleaned from the private email accounts of officials as high-ranking as admirals and Air Force brigadier generals. Sources within the intelligence community have confirmed to The Internet Chronicle the authenticity of these documents, as well as their horrifying ramifications for human dignity.

Sources familiar with discussions between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the University of Alaska, which helps run HAARP, suggested that cell towers, as well as TrapWire, are “in play here.”

Snowden’s testimony appears to be partially in line with that of a U.S. senator’s brother, in 2009. It was then that he, Nick Begich, told “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura” that “just to affect the brain with emotional state changes is so easily accomplished” with HAARP.

Watch this excerpt from that program:

Monday Dcember 23, 2013

Not One In Maine, not one.

The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures.  We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.  

The remarkable thing about what these brave men and women are doing is that nobody told them to do it.  Neither the CSPOA nor any other organization that we are aware of contacted sheriffs across the nation and asked them to make statements; this is something sheriffs did on their own, or because their constituents requested it of them.  Soon, people started submitting letters and links to us, and it was such a remarkable thing that we started to collect all the names and list them together.  Then the miracle happened: Other sheriffs across the nation have been inspired by the courage of those who stood first.  Now we see the power of standing, even if you fear you may stand alone.

NOW, powered by the gaining momentum of this movement, the CSPOA has joined with other like-minded organizations in a largely volunteer effort to contact all the remaining sheriffs and ask them for a statement. You can read more about this effort here.

“I call on sheriffs all over this nation to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom.”

- Richard Mack

Constitutional Duty of the Sheriff – Richard Mack

TOTAL STATE SHERIFFS ASSOCIATIONS: 18

Updated 12/16/2013

Note: A statement from a state association does not necessarily mean that every sheriff in the state supports it. One such case is is Florida, listed below. This statement was voted on and approved by a majority of the sheriffs in the association, but not by EVERY sheriff in the state. While other lists may include all sheriffs within such a state, we have chosen to list associations and individual sheriffs separately.

AssociationReason for Listing
California Sheriffs Association Link
Colorado Sheriffs Association Link
Florida Sheriffs Association Link
Georgia Sheriffs Association Link
Illinois Sheriffs Association Link
Indiana Sheriffs Association Link
Kentucky Sheriffs Association Link
Michigan Sheriffs Association Link
Minnesota Sheriffs Association Link
Missouri Sheriffs Association Link
Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Link
Nebraska Sheriffs Association Link
New Mexico Sheriffs Association Link
Oklahoma Sheriffs Association Link
South Carolina Sheriffs Association Link
Texas Sheriffs Association Link
Utah Sheriffs Association Link
Wyoming Sheriffs Association Link

TOTAL SHERIFFS: 479

Updated 12/16/2013

We are in the process of researching and posting links to online statements for all entities on these lists. You can help us by sending us links to statements by any of them.If you know a sheriff or association that should be listed: Please send us the sheriff's full name, county, and state along with a link to an online statement by the sheriff if available. You may also email us supporting documents via the contact page.

Disclaimer: While we encourage all sheriffs and peace officers to join CSPOA, the list below includes members of the CSPOA and any others who have gone on record to uphold their oath by having made public statements, written open letters or contacted us personally and asked to be included. We have indicated which sheriffs are members of the CSPOA.We evaluate each sheriff on a case by case basis, but in general we are looking for sheriffs whose statements contain:

NOTE: Some persons or organizations on this list state that they are in favor of further gun restrictions in order to 'keep guns out of the hands of criminals and/or the mentally ill.' The CSPOA is NOT in favor of these programs becasue we realize they just can't work without controls that would severely limit the freedoms of law abiding citizens. We also recognize that throughout history, gun registration is always followed by confiscation. And guess what: a required background check is the same thing as required registration. Let's not be stupid. Once the info is on file, it's going to be abused.

HOWEVER, we are listing individuals who are still trying to have it both ways because we believe they have taken the first positive step by stating that they will defend the constitutional rights of the citizenry. We hope they will soon realize that the two ideas cannot exist together.

Names added recently are marked with the number of days since added, in the 'NEW' column. For instance, 5D = Added 5 days ago.

NEWSTCounty/Parish/etc.SheriffReason for Listing
ALBaldwin Huey 'Hoss' Mack Link
ALBarbour LeRoy UpshawPersonal request
ALChilton Kevin Davis
ALHouston Andy Hughes Link
ALLee Jay Jones
ALMadison Blake Dorning Link
ALMorgan Ana Franklin Link
ARBoone Mike Moore Link
ARCross JR Smith
ARNevada Danny Martin Link
AZCochise Mark J. Dannels Link
AZMaricopa Joe Arpaio Link
AZMohaveTom Sheahan Link
AZNavajo Kelly "KC" Clark Link
AZPinal Paul Babeu Link
AZYavapai Scott Mascher Link
AZYuma Leon WilmotStatement Link
CAAmador Martin Ryan Link
CAButte Jerry Smith Link
CADel Norte Dean Wilson Link
CAEl Dorado John D'Agostini Link
CAFresno Margaret Mims Link
CAHumboldt Mike Downey Link
CAKern Donny Youngblood Link
CALassen Dean Growdon Link
CAMendocino Thomas AllmanCSPOA Member Link
CAModoc Mike Poindexter Link
CANevada Keith Royal Link
CAPlacer Edward Bonner Link
CAPlumas Greg Hagwood Link
CARiverside Stanley Sniff Link
CASan Luis Obispo Ian S. Parkinson Link
CAShasta Tom Bosenko
CASierra John Evans Link
CASiskiyou Jon Lopey Link
CAStanislaus Adam Christianson Link
CATehama David Hencraft Link
CATrinity Bruce Haney Link
CATuolumne James W. Mele Link
COBent David R. Encinias Signed Petition
COCheyenne Ken Putnam Signed Petition
COClear Creek Don Krueger Signed Petition
COCuster Fred Jobe Link
CODouglas Dave Weaver Link
COEl Paso Terry Maketa Link
COElbert Shayne HeapVideo Link
COFremont Jim Beicker Link Signed Petition
COGarfield Lou Vallario Link
COGilpin Bruce HartmanVideo Link
COHinsdale Ronald B. Bruce Link
COHuerfano Bruce NewmanPersonal Recommendation Link
COJackson Scott Fischer Link
COJefferson Ted Minkvideo Link
COLarimer Justin Smith Link
COLas Animas James W Casias Link
COLogan Brett L. Powell Link
COMesa Stan Hilkey Link
COMoffat Tim Jantz Link
COMontezuma Dennis Spruell Signed Petition
COMontrose Rick Dunlap Link
COProwers James Faull Link
COPueblo Kirk M. Taylor Link
CORio Grande Brian Norton Link Signed Petition
CORoutt Garrett Wiggins Link Signed Petition
COSedgwick Randy Peck Link
COSummit John Minor Link
COTeller Michael A. Ensminger Link
COWashington Larry Kuntz Link
COWeld John CookeNews Artile Link
COYuma Chad Day Signed Petition
DESussex Jeff Christopher Link
FLBay Frank McKeithen Link
FLBradford Gordon Smith Signed Petition
FLBrevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Link
FLCalhoun Glenn H. KimbrelStatement Link
FLCharlotte Bill Prummell, Jr.Statement Link
FLClay Rick Beseler
FLCollier Kevin RamboskStatement Link
FLDixie Dewey HatcherStatement Signed Petition
FLDuval John Rutherford Link
FLFranklin Mike Mock Link
FLHamilton Harrell Reid Link
FLHernando Al NeinhuisOath Link
FLHolmes Tim Brown Link Signed Petition
FLLafayette Brian Lamb Link
FLLee Mike ScottStatement Link Signed Petition
FLLeon Larry Campbell Link
FLLiberty Nick Finch Link
FLMarion Chris Blair Link
FLMartin Bill Snyder
FLNassau Bill Leeper Signed Petition
FLOkaloosa Larry Ashley Signed Petition
FLPolk Grady Judd Link
FLSeminole Donald F. Eslinger Link
FLWalton Michael Adkinson
GACarrollTerry Langley Link
GACherokee Roger Garrison
GACobb Neil Warren
GAColumbia Clay Whittle Link
GAFannin Dane Kirby
GAFayette Barry Babb
3DGAGilmer Stacy Nicholson Link
GAGwinnett Butch Conway
GAOconee Scott Berry Link
GAPaulding Gary Gulledge
GAPike Jimmy Thomas
GAPutnam Howard R. Sills Link
GARockdale Eric J. Levett Link
GASpalding Wendell Beam
GATift Gene ScarbroughPersonal request
GATowns Christopher M. Clinton Link
GATwiggs R. Darren Mitchum
GAUpson Dan Kilgore
GAWalton Joe Chapman
IACedar Warren M. Wethington
IDAdams Ryan K. Zollman Signed Petition
IDBannock Lorin W. Neilsen Link
IDBenewah Dave ResserCSPOA member
IDBonner Daryl Wheeler
IDCanyon Kieran Donahue
IDClark Bart May
IDClearwater Chris Goetz
IDFremont Len Humphries Signed Petition
IDGem Chuck Rolland
IDIdaho Doug Giddings
IDJerome Doug McFall
IDLewis Brian Brokop
IDMadison Roy Klingler
IDNez Perce Joe Rodriguez
IDOneida J.P. SemradRequested personally
IDPayette Chad HuffEmailed CSPOA Link
IDShoshone Mitch Alexander
IDTwin Falls Tom CarterCSPOA Member Link
IDWashington Matt Thomas
ILChampaign Dan Walsh Link
ILClark Jerry Parsley Link
ILClinton Mike Kreke Link
ILCrawford Todd W. Liston Signed Petition
ILDuPage John Zaruba Link
ILEdgar Edward Motley
ILFord Mark R. Doran Link
ILIroquois Derek Hagen
ILKnox David Clague Link
ILMadison Robert J Hertz Link
ILMcLean Mike Emery
ILSt. Clair Richard Watson Link Signed Petition
INBoone Ken Campbell
INElkhart Bradley D. Rogers Signed Petition
INFranklin Ken Murphy
INHancock Michael ShepherdCSPOA member
INRipley Tom Grills
KSChautauqua Perry RussellPersonal Contact
KSHarvey Walton TownsendCSPOA member
KSJohnson Frank Denning Link
KSLinn Barry WalkerCSPOA member
KSSherman Burton PianaltoCSPOA member
KSSumner Darren ChambersCSPOA member
KYBath John Snedegar
KYBoone Michael A. Helmig
KYBullitt Dave Greenwell Link
KYGrant Chuck Dills Link
KYJackson Denny Peyman Link
KYKenton Chuck Korzenborn
KYPowell Scott F. Harrison
LAIberia Louis M. Ackal Link
MDCarroll Ken Tregoning
MDFrederick Charles A. Jenkins
MDGarrett Robert E. Corley Link
MDKent John Price Link
MDSt. Mary's Timothy CameronVideo of hearings Link
MDWicomico Mike Lewis Link
MIBaraga Bob Teddy Signed Petition
MIBarry Dar Leaf Signed Petition
MIBenzie Ted Schendel Link Signed Petition
MIChippewa Robert Savoie Link
MIClare John Wilson Signed Petition
MIKent Larry Stelma
MILeelanau Michael Borkovich Link
MIMason Kim C. Cole Signed Petition
MIMenominee Kenny MarksCSPOA member Link
MIOakland Michael J Bouchard Signed Petition
MISt. Joseph Bradley Balk
MITuscola Leland Teschendorf
MNAnokaJames StuartPage 12 of newsletter
MNChisago Rick DuncanStatement Link
MNItasca Victor Williams Link
MNMeeker Jeffery Norlin Link Signed Petition
MNOtter Tail Brian Schlueter
MNPine Robin Cole Link
MNRamsey Matt Bostrom
MNStearns John Sanner
MNTodd Peter MikkelsonStatement Link
MNYellow Medicine Bill Flaten
MOAtchison Dennis D. Martin Signed Petition
MOBarry Mick Epperly
MOBarton Larry Mitchell Shaw Link
MOBollinger Darin Shell Link
MOBoone Dwayne Carey Link
MOButler Mark Dobbs
MOCape Girardeau John Jordan Link
MOChristian Joey Kyle
MOCooper Jerry WolfeCSPOA Member Link
MOGasconade Randy Esphorst
MOHenry J. Kent Oberkorm Link
MOJasper Randee Kaiser
MOJohnson Charles Heiss
MOLawrence Brad A. DeLay Link
MOLincoln John Cottle Link
MOLivingston Steve Cox
MOMarion Jimmy Shinn
MOMercer Stephen Stockman
MOOregon George R. Underwood
MOOsage Michael Dixon
MORalls Gerry Dinwiddie
MOSaline Wally George Link
MOShannon Steven R. Blunkall
MOTexas James Sigman Link
MOWarren Kevin T. Harrison
MSDeSoto Bill Rasco
MSForrest Billy McGee
MSMonroe Cecil Cantrell
MSPearl River David AllisonPersonal Contact
MTCascade Bob Edwards
MTLake Jay Doyle
MTLewis and Clark Leo Dutton
MTMusselshell Woodrow Weitzeil
MTPowell Scott F. Howard
MTRavalli Chris Hoffman
MTSanders Tom Rummel
MTWibaux Darby Harrington
MTYellowstone Mike Linder
NCBrunswick John Ingram Link
NCCatawba Coy Reid
NCCleveland Alan Norman
NCCraven Jerry G. Monette Signed Petition
NCFranklin Jerry Jones
NCHarnett Larry Rollins
NCHenderson Charlie McDonald
NCJohnston Steve Bizzell Link
NCJones Danny HeathPersonal Contact Signed Petition
NCLee Tracy Carter
NCRockingham Sam Page
NCSampson Jimmy Thornton
NCStokes Mike Marshall
NCUnion Eddie Cathey
NCWake Donnie Harrison
NCWayne Carey Winders
NEDakota Chris Kleinberg
NHGrafton Douglas R Dutile
NMBernalillo Dan Houston
NMCatron Shawn Menges
NMChaves Patrick R Jennings
NMCibola Johnny Valdez
NMColfax Jim Maldonado
NMDe Baca Dennis A. Cleaver
NMDona Ana Todd Garrison
NMEddy Scott London
NMGrant Raul Holguin
NMGuadalupe Michael R Lucero
NMHarding Herman Martinez
NMHidalgo Saturnino Madero
NMLea Mark Hargrove
NMLincoln Robert Sheppard
NMLos Alamos Marco Lucero
NMLuna Raymond Cobos
NMOtero Benny House
NMQuay Joe Schallert
NMRio Arriba Joe Mascarenas
NMRoosevelt Darren Hooker
NMSan Juan Ken Christesen
NMSan Miguel Benjie Vigil
NMSanta Fe Robert Garcia
NMSierra Joe Baca
NMSocorro Phillip Montoya
NMTaos Miguel Romero Jr
NMTorrance Heath White
NMUnion William Spriggs
NMValencia Louis Burkhard
NVChurchill Benjamin D. TrotterCSPOA member Signed Petition
NVhumboldt Ed Kilgpore
NVLander Ron Unger Signed Petition
NVNye Tony DeMeo
NYAllegany Rick L. Whitney Signed Petition
NYErie Timothy B. Howard
NYGreene Greg Sealy Link
NYLewis Michael P. Carpinelli Signed Petition
NYLivingston John M. YorkNY Sheriffs Statement Signed Petition
NYOtsego Richard Devlin Jr.
NYPutnam Donald Smith
NYSaratoga James D. Bowen Link
NYSchoharie Tony Desmond
NYSteuben David Cole
NYSuffolk Vincent DeMarco
NYUlster Paul J. Van Blarcum Signed Petition
NYWashington Jeffrey Murphy Signed Petition
OHAllen Sam Crish
OHAuglaize Al Solomon
OHFairfield Dave Phalen Link
OHHancock Michael E. Heldman
OHMercer Jeff Grey
OHMontgomery Phil PlummerContacted via email
OHPreble Michael Simpson
OHRichland J. Steve Sheldon
OKCleveland Joe Lester Link
OKJackson Roger LeVick
OKMajor Steve Randolph
OKMcCurtain Johnny Tadlock
OKWagoner Bob 'Big Block' ColbertPersonal Contact
ORBaker Mitchell Southwick
ORClatsop Tom Bergin Link
ORColumbia Jeff Dickerson Link
ORCoos Craig Zanni Link
ORCrook Jim Hensley
ORCurry John Bishop
ORDeschutes Larry Blanton
ORDouglas John Hanlin
ORGrant Glenn E. Palmer
ORJackson Mike Winters
ORJosephine Gil Gilbertson
ORKlamath Frank Skrah
ORLake Phillip McDonald Link
ORLinn Tim Mueller Link
ORMalheur Brian Wolfe
ORMarion Jason Myers Link
ORPolk Bob Wolfe
ORUnion Boyd Rasmussen Link
ORWallowa Steve Rogers
ORWashington Pat Garrett
ORYamhill Jack Crabtree
PAAdams Jim Muller
PABerks Eric J. Weaknecht
PABradford Clinton J. Walters
PAButler Michael T. Slupe Link
PACambria Bob Kolar Link
PACameron Allen Neyman Signed Petition
PAChester Carolyn 'Bunny' WelshStatement Link Signed Petition
PACumberland Ronny R. AndersonCSPOA member
PAElk Jeffrey C. Krieg Signed Petition
PAFayette Gary Brownfield Signed Petition
PAJuniata Tom LyterPersonal contact Signed Petition
PALancaster Mark Reese Link
PALebanon Michael DeLeo Signed Petition
PAMcKean Bradley Mason Link Signed Petition
PAMontour Ray C. Gerringer.pdf Link
PANorthumberland Ed Quiggle, Jr. Link
PAPike Philip Bueki Link
PAVenango Eric FoyCSPOA member
PAWestmoreland Jonathan Held Link
SCAbbeyville Ronnie Ashley
SCBerkeley Wayne DeWitt
SCCharleston Al CannonVideo Link
SCCherokee Steve Mueller Signed Petition
SCEdgefield Adell Dobey
SCKershaw Jim Matthews
SCLexington James Metts
SCPickens Rick Clark
SCSpartanburgChuck Wright Link
SCYork Bruce Bryant
TNBlount James L BerrongStatements Link
TNBradley Jim Ruth
TNDyer Jeff Box
TNFentress Anthony (Tony) Choate Link
TNHamblen Esco R JarnaginCSPOA Blog post
TNHamilton Jim Hammond
TNMcNairy Guy Buck Link
TNWhite Oddie Shoupe
TXAnderson Greg Taylor Link
TXAngelina Greg Sanches Signed Petition
TXAransas Bill Mills Link
TXArmstrong J.R. Walker Signed Petition
TXAustin Jack Brandes
TXBlanco Robert Morgan Signed Petition
TXBurnet W.T. Smith
TXCherokee James Campbell Link
TXCoke Wayne McCutchen Signed Petition
TXCollin Terry Box Link
TXCormal Bob Holder Signed Petition
TXCoryell Johnny Burks Signed Petition
TXCottle Rickey Lawrence Link Signed Petition
TXDallam Bruce ScottCSPOA member
TXEdwards Pamela L. Elliott Signed Petition
TXEllis Johnny Brown
TXFannin Dane Kirby
TXFisher J.A. Robinson Signed Petition
TXFoard Mike Brown Signed Petition
TXFort Bend Troy E. Nehls Link
TXGalveston Henry Trochesset
TXGrayson Keith Gary Letter Link
TXGrimes Donald Sowell Link Signed Petition
TXGuadalupe Arnold S. Zwicke Link
TXHardin Ed CainCSPOA member
TXHartley Frank ScottCSPOA member Link
TXHill Michael Cox
TXHockley R. C. Cheek Signed Petition
TXHopkins Butch Adams Signed Petition
TXHudspeth Arvin West
TXHunt Randy Meeks Signed Petition
TXHutchinson Don L Johnson
TXJasper Mitchell Newman Signed Petition
TXJohnson Bob Alford
TXKaufman David A Byrnes Link
TXLiberty Bobby Rader Link
TXLipscomb James Robertson Link Signed Petition
TXLive Oak Larry R. Bursby Signed Petition
TXLoving Billy B. Hopper Signed Petition
TXMason Buster Nixon
TXMcCulloch Earl Howell
TXMcLennan Parnell McNamara
TXMills Clint Hammonds
TXMontgomery Tommy Gage Link
TXMoore J.E. 'Bo' DeArmond Signed Petition
TXMotley Chris Spence Signed Petition
TXNacogdoches Jason Bridges Signed Petition
TXNewton Edward L. Shannon Link
TXOldham David Medlin
TXPecos Cliff Harris Signed Petition
TXPotter Brian Thomas Signed Petition
TXRandall Joel W. Richardson
TXSchleicher David R. Doran Signed Petition
TXShackelford Edward A. Miller Signed Petition
TXSmith Larry Smith
TXSwisher Cody Grubb Signed Petition
TXTaylor Ricky Bishop Link
TXTitus Tim Ingram Signed Petition
TXWaller R. Glenn Smith
TXWichita David Duke Signed Petition
TXWood Jim Brown Link
UTBeaver Cameron M. Noel Link
UTBox Elder Joseph Yeates Link
UTCache G. Lynn Nelson Link
UTCarbon James Cordova Link
UTDaggett Jerry Jorgensen Link
UTDavis Todd Richardson Link
UTDuchesne Travis MitchellStatement Link
UTEmery Greg Funk Link
UTGarfield James D. Perkins Link
UTGrand Steven White Link
UTIron Mark Gower Link
UTJuab Alden Orme Link
UTKane Lamont Smith Link Signed Petition
UTMillard Robert Dekker Link Signed Petition
UTMorgan Blaine Breshears Link
UTPiuteMarty Gleave Link
UTRich Dale Stacey Link
UTSan Juan Rick Eldredge Link Signed Petition
UTSanpete Brian Nielson Link
UTSevier Nathan Curtis Link
UTSummit David Edmunds Link
UTTooele Frank Park Link
UTUintah Jeff Merrell Link Signed Petition
UTUtah James Tracy Link Signed Petition
UTWasatch Todd Bonner Link
UTWashington Cory Pulsipher Link
UTWayne Kurt Taylor Link
UTWeber Terry L. Thompson Link Signed Petition
VAKing GeorgeSteve Dempsey Link
VALynchburgRonald GillispiePersonal Contact
VAWilliamsburg - James CityRobert J. Deeds Link
WAAsotin Ken Bancroft
WAChelan Brian Burnett Link Signed Petition
WACowlitz Mark Nelson Link
WADouglas Harvey Gjesdal Link
WAGrant Tom Jones Link
WAKlickitat Rick McComas Link
WALincoln Wade W. Magers Link
WAPacific Scott Johnson Link
WAPend Oreille Alan Botzheim Link
WASkamania Dave Brown
WAWhitman Brett Myers
WAYakima Ken Irwin Link
WIFlorence Jeff RickabyPersonal Request Link
WIMilwaukee David Clarke Link
WIWashington Dale K. Schmidt Link
WVBoone William "Randall" White Link
WVHardy Bryan Ward Link
WVLogan Sonya M. Dingess Porter Link
WVRaleigh Steve Tanner Link
WVRoane Mike Harper Link
WVWood Ken Merritt Link

TOTAL POLICE CHIEFS & MISC: 6

Updated 12/16/2013
StateCounty or CityOfficeNameReason for Listing
MissouriOld MonroePolice ChiefLarry KirkPersonal Contact
North CarolinaEllis Airport Police, RichlandsChief of PoliceHans MillerPersonal Contact
OhioSalinevilleActing Chief of PoliceStephen Paul ThomasPersonal contact
PennsylvaniaState ConstableAndrew Rumbold Link
PennsylvaniaNorthumberlandConstableEd Quiggle, Jr. Link
West VirginiaMeadow BridgePolice ChiefChief Sebby Lee VolpePersonal contact

How NOT To Get On The List

We used to have a list down here of lame sheriffs who are declining to defend the rights of their people, seemingly not realizing what is at stake or trusting the feds to be the only source of truth. Richard Mack has started calling this our Red Coat List. This list has now grown to include not just sheriffs and associations with cowardly stances, but also those who are openly attacking the good men and women who are standing firm. We’re moving this list to another page: The Red Coat List

Thursday Dcember 12, 2013

Special to maineTV.net

While King, Pingree, Michaud and Collins sit by and cheer,This is going on:

Christians Are Being Burned Alive, Beheaded, Crucified, Tortured To Death And Imprisoned In Metal Shipping Containers

By Michael Snyder, on December 9th, 2013

 

The “coming persecution of Christians” has already begun.  It is already here.  So why is the mainstream media in the United States almost totally silent about this phenomenon?  When some politician somewhere around the globe inadvertently offends homosexuals or Muslims, it instantly makes headline news.  But very few Americans are even aware that it has been estimated that 100 million Christians are currently facing persecution and that approximately 100,000 Christians die for their faith each year.  As you are about to see, Christians all over the world are being burned alive, beheaded, crucified, tortured to death and imprisoned in metal shipping containers just because of what they believe.  This persecution goes on year after year and it is steadily intensifying.  But the governments of the western world and the mainstream media are almost entirely ignoring what is happening.

The information shared below is extremely graphic.  Some of the websites that normally run my articles may want to think twice before posting this one.  The reason why I have included such graphic information is because I believe that it is very important to accurately communicate what is truly going on out there.  People need to know the reality of the holocaust that is happening.  The following are short excerpts from news stories about incidents of Christian persecution that took place in 12 different countries around the planet.  Sadly, the vast majority of Americans have never even heard about any of these stories…

#1 Christian Taxi Driver Pulled Out Of His Cab And Beheaded In Egypt: One attack involved taxi driver Rafaat Aziz Mina, who was slaughtered in an Alexandria street just because he was Christian. In his early twenties, he was killed on 16 August by a mob of Islamists who took to the streets after news reached them about the military’s action against their camps in Cairo.

An amateur video shot by a resident shows a mob blocking cars, checking the passengers inside. When Aziz’s taxi was stopped, one of the protesters noted a cross hanging from the rear view mirror. Quickly, the young man was dragged out and kicked, punched and beaten to death. For several minutes, the extremists defiled the lifeless body kicking and spitting on it, concluding their performance by cutting off his head, which they left on the sidewalk.

#2 Tortured To Death By U.S.-Backed Al-Qaeda Rebels In Syria: In late October, the U.S-supported “opposition” invaded and occupied Sadad for over a week, till ousted by the nation’s military. Among other atrocities, 45 Christians—including women and children—were killed, several tortured to death; Sadad’s 14 churches, some ancient, were ransacked and destroyed; the bodies of six people from one family, ranging from ages 16 to 90, were found at the bottom of a well (an increasingly common fate for “subhuman” Christians).

#3 “Slaughtering Us Like Chickens” In The Central African Republic: Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.

When several French helicopters landed at the airport, people sang with joy as they banged on plastic buckets and waved rags into the air in celebration.

Outside the barbed wire fences of the airport, bodies lay decomposing along the roads in a capital too dangerous for many to collect the corpses. Thursday’s clashes left at least 280 dead, according to national radio, and have raised fears that waves of retaliatory attacks could soon follow.

“They are slaughtering us like chickens,” said Appolinaire Donoboy, a Christian whose family remained in hiding.

#4 Shot For Refusing To Convert To Islam In Libya: A group of Muslims robbed two Egyptian Christians living in Libya, then tied up and shot them to death after the two Copts refused their demand to convert to Islam, relatives said.

On a rural road in Derna District in northeastern Libya on Wednesday (Sept. 25), a group of Muslims surrounded Waleed Saad Shaker, 25, and Nash’at Shenouda Ishaq, 27, demanded their belongings and started beating them. During the strong-arm robbery, the relatives said, the Muslims demanded that Shaker and Ishaq recite the shahada, the declaration of conversion to Islam. When the two Orthodox Coptic Christians refused, the group of Muslims tied them up and shot them.

#5 Head Cut Off In Front Of A Camera For Converting To Christianity In...: A young man appears held down by masked men. His head is pulled back, with a knife to his throat. He does not struggle and appears resigned to his fate. Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or “narrator,” chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a polytheistic faith: “Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate”; “Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the polytheists”; “Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims,” and “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”

Then, to cries of “Allahu Akbar!”— Allah is greater!”—the masked man holding the knife to the apostate’s throat begins to slice away, severing the head completely after approximately one minute of graphic knife-carving, as the victim drowns in blood. Finally, the severed head is held aloft to more Islamic slogans of victory.

#6 50 Christians Burned To Death In Their Pastor’s Home In Nigeria: Fifty members of a northern Nigerian church were burned to death in their pastor’s house.

The attack by armed gunmen was only the first in a 12-village spree of violence that left over 100 dead in northern Nigeria’s Plateau State, a region that had previously been outside Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram’s operational area and is the largely Muslim Fulani tribesmen’s homeland.

Yet Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks and threatened even more violence.

#7 Two Brothers Crucified For Their Faith In Ivory Coast: Two peasant brothers were brutally crucified on “the example of Christ” as forces loyal to Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara continue to target perceived supporters of his ousted Christian predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo.

Raphael Aka Kouame died of his injuries; incredibly his younger brother, Kouassi Privat Kacou, survived the ordeal. The pair were badly beaten and tortured before being crudely nailed to cross-shaped planks by their hands and feet with steel spikes on 29 May.

#8 Angry Mob Of About 1,000 People Destroys A Church And Beats Christi...: Shouting religious slogans, a mob estimated at 1,000 people has destroyed a Christian church under construction in northern India, according to a report received from church leaders in the region. The attack occurred Sunday.

With the building demolished, the mob began to beat the pastor, his mother and church members, who were able to flee and went into hiding for the night. The extent of their injuries is not known.

#9 Suicide Bombers Kill 81 At A Church In Pakistan: A pair of suicide bombers killed 81 people outside a church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday in the deadliest attack yet on the country’s Christian minority, reviving fears that the newly installed government is powerless to stop the resurgent Taliban’s reign of terror.

The attack on the 19th-century All Saints Church in Peshawar took place as hundreds of worshippers were streaming out of the church, police chief Mohammad Ali Babakhel told the newspaper Dawn.

“The suicide bomber tried to attack the people, but when he was stopped by the police, he detonated the bomb,” he said. “The second blast was carried out inside the church.”

#10 80 Lashes For Drinking Communion Wine In Iran: An Iranian court sentenced four Iranian men to 80 whiplashes for drinking wine during communion and possession of a satellite antenna.

The court issued the sentence in the city of Rasht on October 6. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, an advocacy organization for religious freedom, reported on the punishment last week on its website.

#11 Imprisoned In Metal Shipping Containers In Eritrea: A representative of  Open Doors, a charity that works with Christians under pressure for their faith, said that many Christian men and women are being held in underground dungeons, metal shipping containers and military detention centers.

“They face exposure, hard labor and insufficient food, water and hygiene. They are regularly denied medical treatment for malaria and pneumonia contracted while in prison or diseases like diabetes, hypertension or cancer that they may have arrived with,” said the representative.

#12 Publicly Executed For Owning A Bible In North Korea: Eight people — their heads covered with white bags — were tied to stakes at a local stadium in the city of Wonsan, before authorities shot them with a machine gun, according to the source.

Wonsan authorities gathered a crowd of 10,000 people, including children, at Shinpoong Stadium and forced them to watch the killings.

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For the moment, things like this are not happening in the United States.  But you would have to be extremely naive to think that it never could happen here.

Animosity toward Christians is rapidly rising in this country.  Anyone that spends much time cruising around the Internet can see that very clearly.  In fact, some bloggers recently suggested the castration and murder of Christians here in the United States.

It might seem easy to dismiss those remarks as the ramblings of a few deranged individuals, but the truth is that our own government is now labeling Christians as “extremists” and “potential terrorists“.  For a large number of examples of this phenomenon, please see my previous article entitled “72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered ‘Potential Terrorists’ In...“.

All over the planet, the persecution of Christians is growing.  And our own government is now demonizing us and characterizing us as a “threat”.

The years ahead are going to be very challenging for those who choose to be Christians.  If you are a Christian, I hope that you are getting emotionally and spiritually prepared for that

Monday December 9, 2013

The Internet is buzzing over a sequence of photos that appear to show First Lady Michelle Obama having a snit over her husband President Barack Obama having fun with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as they sat at the Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa today.

The sequence seems to have started with Obama, Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron posing for a 'selfie', followed by Obama touching Thorning-Schmidt on her shoulder, then a glaring Michelle Obama, ending up in Barack and Michelle switching seats so that she is now sitting next to Thorning-Schmidt.

Russia accuses US of knowing that the rebels it supports are the ones who sued sarin gas on Syrian kids.

Al Qaeda in Syria has sarin: Russia ready to deal with Syrian Al Qaeda plot against Sochi Olympics
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2013, 10:20 PM (IDT)
Chechens fighting under al Qaeda flag against Assad.
Chechens fighting under al Qaeda flag against Assad.

It was commonly assumed that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin discussed the forthcoming Geneva nuclear accord with Iran when they met in Moscow on Nov. 20. But according to debkafile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources, they focused on two quite different topics.

One was possible Russian-Israeli military and intelligence cooperation against al Qaeda elements in Syria in which both are keenly interested. Israel is shoring up its defenses against potential cross-border terrorist attacks mounted from al Qaeda bases in Syria, while Putin has gone to great lengths to secure the high-prestige Winter Olympics taking place at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi Feb. 7-23.
The other topic of conversation was Moscow’s interest in a stake for Russian oil and gas companies in laying the pipelines for the export of Israeli offshore Mediterranean gas to European markets.

By mutual consent, the Iranian issue on which they are deeply divided was scarcely touched on.

Two weeks after their conversation, the ruler of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced Monday, Dec. 4, the formation of a special unit to deal with “Syrian radicals”- both within the North Caucasus republic and abroad.
He added: “Members of the special unit will be ready to interfere in the Syrian conflict if such operation is authorized by the Russian president.”

debkafile’s counter-terrorism sources explain that President Putin is loath to drop a Russian intervention force into Syria and risk upsetting his sensitive understandings with the Obama administration on Syria. He is therefore planning to send out a Chechen force to deal with the Chechens and other North Caucasian jihadists who are fighting under the al Qaeda flag in Syria and now gearing up, according to Russian and Syrian intelligence,  for a spectacular attack on the Sochi Olympic Games. 
According to some reports, Al Qaeda in Syria has got hold of sarin nerve gas and is ready to use it.

This was confirmed by the investigative journalist Seymor Hersh in an article he published in London on Dec. 8.

He quoted “a large number of American intelligence officials” who said that “the chemical attack on the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on Aug. 21, in which more than 150 people died, may not have been carried out by Bashar Assad’s army but by Jabhat al Nusra [Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch].”

A senior intelligence consultant told the reporter: “Already by late May… the CIA had briefed the Obama administration on al-Nusra and its work with sarin, and had sent alarming reports that another Sunni fundamentalist group active in Syria, al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), also understood the science of producing sarin. At the time, al-Nusra was operating in areas close to Damascus, including Eastern Ghouta.”

debkafile reports that both these organizations have enlisted many Chechen and North Caucasian members to fight in Syria.

The sources quoted by Hersh charged President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry with “deliberate manipulation of intelligence.” One high-level intelligence officer called the administration’s assurances of Assad’s responsibility a ruse. “When the attack occurred, al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad,” according to Seymor Hersh. 


“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.”

Sadly, that appears to be the approach that the Obama administration and the mainstream media are taking with the U.S. economy. They seem to believe that if they just keep telling the American people over and over that things are getting better, eventually the American people will believe that it is actually true. On Friday, it was announced that the unemployment rate had fallen to “7 percent”, and the mainstream media responded with a mix of euphoria and jubilation. For example, one USA Today article declared that “with today’s jobs report, one really can say that our long national post-financial crisis nightmare is over.” But is that actually the truth? As you will see below, if you assume that the labor force participation rate in the U.S. is at the long-term average, the unemployment rate in the United States would actually be 11.5 percent instead of 7 percent. There has been absolutely no employment recovery. The percentage of Americans that are actually working has stayed between 58 and 59 percent for 51 months in a row. But most Americans don’t understand these things and they just take whatever the mainstream media tells them as the truth.

And of course the reality of the matter is that we should have seen some sort of an economic recovery by now. Those running our system have literally been mortgaging the future in a desperate attempt to try to pump up our economic numbers. The federal government has been on the greatest debt binge in U.S. history and the Federal Reserve has been printing money like crazed lunatics. All of that “stimulus” should have had some positive short-term effects on the economy.

Sadly, all of those “emergency measures” do not appear to have done much at all. The percentage of Americans that have a job has stayed remarkably flat since the end of 2009, median household income has fallen for five years in a row, and the rate of home ownership in the United States has fallen for eight years in a row. Anyone that claims that the U.S. economy is experiencing a “recovery” is simply not telling the truth. The following are 37 reasons why “the economic recovery of 2013? is a giant lie…

#1 The only reason that the official unemployment rate has been declining over the past couple of years is that the federal government has been pretending that millions upon millions of unemployed Americans no longer want a job and have “left the labor force”. As Zero Hedge recently demonstrated, if the labor force participation rate returned to the long-term average of 65.8 percent, the official unemployment rate in the United States would actually be 11.5 percent instead of 7 percent.

#2 The percentage of Americans that are actually working is much lower than it used to be. In November 2000, 64.3 percent of all working age Americans had a job. When Barack Obama first entered the White House, 60.6 percent of all working age Americans had a job. Today, only 58.6 percent of all working age Americans have a job. In fact, as you can see from the chart posted below, there has been absolutely no “employment recovery” since the depths of the last recession…

Employment-Population-Ratio-2013

#3 The employment-population ratio has now been under 59 percent for 51 months in a row.

#4 There are 1,148,000 fewer Americans working today than there was in November 2006. Meanwhile, our population has grown by more than 16 million people during that time frame.

#5 The “inactivity rate” for men in their prime working years (25 to 54) has just hit a brand new all-time record high. Does this look like an “economic recovery” to you?…

Inactivity-Rate-Men

#6 The number of working age Americans without a job has increased by a total of 27 million since the year 2000.

#7 In November 2007, there were 121.9 million full-time workers in the United States. Today, there are only 116.9 million full-time workers in the United States.

#8 Middle-wage jobs accounted for 60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession, but they have accounted for only 22 percent of the jobs created since then.

#9 Only about 47 percent of all adults in America have a full-time job at this point.

#10 The ratio of wages to corporate profits in the United States just hit a brand new all-time low.

#11 It is hard to believe, but in America today one out of every ten jobs is now filled by a temp agency.

#12 Approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.

#13 In this economic environment, there is intense competition even for the lowest paying jobs. Wal-Mart recently opened up two new stores in Washington D.C., and more than 23,000 people applied for just 600 positions. That means that only about 2.6 percent of the applicants were ultimately hired. In comparison, Harvard offers admission to 6.1 percent of their applicants.

#14 According to the Social Security Administration, 40 percent of all U.S. workers make less than $20,000 a year.

#15 When Barack Obama took office, the average duration of unemployment in this country was 19.8 weeks. Today, it is 37.2 weeks.

#16 According to the New York Times, long-term unemployment in America is up by 213 percent since 2007.

#17 Thanks to Obama administration policies which are systematically killing off small businesses in the United States, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at an all-time low today.

#18 According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the number of startup jobs per 1000 Americans breaks down by presidential administration

Bush Sr.: 11.3

Clinton: 11.2

Bush Jr.: 10.8

Obama: 7.8

#19 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income in the United States has fallen for five years in a row.

#20 The rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen for eight years in a row.

#21 Back in 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance. Today, only 54.9 percent of all Americans are covered by employment-based health insurance, and thanks to Obamacare millions more Americans are now losing their health insurance plans.

#22 As 2003 began, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was about $1.30. When Barack Obama took office, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $1.85. Today, it is $3.26.

#23 Total consumer credit has risen by a whopping 22 percent over the past three years.

#24 In 2008, the total amount of student loan debt in this country was sitting at about 440 billion dollars. Today, it has shot up to approximately a trillion dollars.

#25 Under Barack Obama, the velocity of money (a very important indicator of economic health) has plunged to a post-World War II low.

#26 Back in the year 2000, our trade deficit with China was 83 billion dollars. In 2008, our trade deficit with China was 268 billion dollars. Last year, it was 315 billion dollars. That was the largest trade deficit that one nation has had with another nation in world history.

#27 The gap between the rich and the poor in the United States is at an all-time record high.

#28 Right now, 1.2 million students that attend public schools in the United States are homeless. That is a brand new all-time record high, and that number has risen by 72 percent since the start of the last recession.

#29 When Barack Obama first entered the White House, there were about 32 million Americans on food stamps. Today, there are more than 47 million Americans on food stamps.

#30 Right now, approximately one out of every five households in the United States is on food stamps.

#31 According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.

#32 In 2000, the U.S. government spent 199 billion dollars on Medicaid. In 2008, the U.S. government spent 338 billion dollars on Medicaid. In 2012, the U.S. government spent 417 billion dollars on Medicaid, and now Obamacare is going to add tens of millions more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

#33 In 2000, the U.S. government spent 219 billion dollars on Medicare. In 2008, the U.S. government spent 462 billion dollars on Medicare. In 2012, the U.S. government spent 560 billion dollars on Medicare, and that number is expected to absolutely skyrocket in the years ahead as the Baby Boomers retire.

#34 According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record high 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program.

#35 The U.S. government has spent an astounding 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs over the past five years.

#36 When Barack Obama was first elected, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70 percent. Today, it is up to 101 percent.

#37 The U.S. national debt is on pace to more than double during the eight years of the Obama administration. In other words, under Barack Obama the U.S. government will accumulate more debt than it did under all of the other presidents in U.S. history combined.

Fortunately, it appears that most Americans are not buying into the propaganda. According to a new CNN survey, the percentage of Americans that believe that the economy is getting worse far exceeds the percentage of Americans that believe that the economy is improving…

Americans views on the state of the nation are turning increasingly sour, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday also indicates that less than a quarter of the public says that economic conditions are improving, while nearly four in ten say the nation’s economy is getting worse.

Forty-one percent of those questioned in the poll say things are going well in the country today, down nine percentage points from April, and the lowest that number has been in CNN polling since February 2012. Fifty-nine percent say things are going badly, up nine points from April.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that the U.S. economy is getting better or getting worse?

SC Sheriff Refuses To Honor Mandela Because He Was “Not American”

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said he won’t lower the flag outside his sheriff’s office to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela because the South African civil rights leader was not a United States citizen.

Clark first announced his decision Friday on his Facebook page, writing “Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!!”

The sheriff confirmed his decision in several interviews Friday.

Clark said the sheriff’s office American flag was at half-staff Friday to honor a Florence County deputy killed in a wreck and Saturday for Pearl Harbor Day, but will fly at full staff on Sunday and Monday.

Editors note: Sheriff Clark could never get elected in the southern half of Maine.


US in quiet talks with Hizballah as Syrian rebels lose Qalamoun strongholds in crushing defeat
DEBKAfile Special Report December 9, 2013, 7:54 PM (IDT)
Funeral of Hizballah officer Ali Bazzi killed in Syria
Funeral of Hizballah officer Ali Bazzi killed in Syria

The conquest Sunday, Dec. 8, of Nabuk in the Qalamoun Mountains on the Syrian-Lebanese border is a signal strategic breakthrough for Bashar Assad’s army, climaxing a row of battleground successes that have cast the rebel forces in deep disarray. Nabuk fell after a two-week siege by the combined forces of Syria, Hizballah, Iraqi Shiite units and the Iranian Al Qods Brigades. The Qalamoun range which separates central Syria from central Lebanon is at their mercy.

 Assad and his allies, Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah and Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, can chalk up four major war gains:

1. The highway from Damascus to Syria’s two port towns, Latakia and Tartus on the Mediterranean coast, is now open through the wayside town of Homs.
2.  The last remaining rebel supply routes from Lebanon are cut off. Syrian rebels can no longer use Lebanon as a supply base for reinforcements and new recruits or as a destination for their casualties to receive treatment.
3. The Damascus-Beirut highway is now wholely under Hizballah control, providing its Beirut headquarters vitally direct access to the forces posted to Damascus, and easing liaison and communications among Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah military units in the field.
4.  Pushing the rebels out of their Qalamoun strongholds was the last step before loosening their two-year grip on the eastern suburbs of Damascus. Under relentless Syrian army siege, many rebel commanders holding on to those suburbs are crossing the lines and handing sectors over to Syrian army officers.

The Assad regime has reached a stage in the civil war at which the rebels no longer pose a military threat to his hold on power and have lost the capacity for more more than terrorist attacks or sporadic mortar shelling.

The Syrian rebel movement has lost its coherence as a fighting force. In desperation, they are releasing a stream of false claims of successes and unfounded accusations that Assad has reverted to chemical warfare.

debkafile’s sources have also established that there is no truth in rebel assertions that they had written guarantees from the United States and European governments that Bashar Assad would not remain in power after the Geneva II to be convened next month for a political solution of the Syrian conflict.

Since the only anti-Assad forces still in fighting shape are the two Al Qaeda affiliates, Jabhat al Nusra and the Iraqi branch, Washington is turning its back on the Syrian rebel movement as a whole and instead ready to talk indrectly to Syrian army elements loyal to Assad as well as Hizballah.


How to Protect Your Money When the U.S. Debt Bill Comes Due

Bitcoin Price Crash Towards Zero? The Ponzi Scheme Bubble Plays Out as Designed Currencies / Bitcoin Dec 07, 2013 - 02:27 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Currencies

The Bitcoin price last traded at USD 790 (this morning) which represents a 37% price crash against its trading high of 1242, vaporising the wild dreams of just a few days ago where some reported that the virtual money could be destined to go as high as 1 million! Whilst never realising the difference between what is virtual and what is real, instead in large part bitcoin pumper's remain in denial as many have been seduced by the golden coin image to imagine that bitcoins and gold are the same or similar when the reality is the exact opposite. Bitcoins is fairy dust, it is perceived as being very valuable but a small gust of reality is enough to make it disappear.


Bitcoins is DESIGNED to play out as a ponzi scheme bubble to enrich those that created it as they mined over a million bitcoins (current 12.1mln bitcoins) relatively easily (initially low processing power required), with future supply increasingly limited as much greater processing power is required to mine more blocks which coupled with the media frenzy has helped push up the price which the designers and early adopters can offload into and onto unsuspecting fools. This is a ponzi scheme where only the designers and initial miners win hugely, that I suspect will lead to criminal prosecutions.

Meanwhile, over the past 24 hours the blogosfear, mainstream press and the sales men have been busy writing reams of commentary on the bitcoin crash AFTER the event, AFTER the bitcoin crash, and many can be seen floundering like fish out of water as to what direction bitcoins are likely to take going forward as they delve into double speak i.e. implying that the price could continue falling or then again might be a great opportunity to buy, the broadcast news is full of such double speak by the media whores that populate the likes of CNBC, you know who they are!

So whilst the media was painting a picture of bitcoins soaring into the stratosphere, I made it clear in my article of just over a week ago as the bitcoin price homed in on its 1242 high as to why bitcoins were a ponzi scheme destined to collapse and what bitcoin holders should do IMMEDIATLEY.

29 Nov 2013 - Bank of England UK Housing Market Bubble Panic is Mark Carney Playing Game of Thrones

As was the case for the original Tulip Mania, following the bursting of the bubble Bitcoins will soon be forgotten and so will the craze for all peer to peer i-currencies, as the bottom line is that bitcoins never matched the hype for transactions are NOT anonymous and it IS heavily manipulated by a handful of mining pools so is not decentralised as today ordinary people cannot muster the processing power required to mine for bitcoins.

The bottom line is that bitcoins are a pyramid ponzi scheme where those who got in early win, whilst everyone else loses. If you own bitcoins then you should get out IMMEDIATELY!

Here are some mainstream media excerpts of the bitcoin craziness in the run up to the crash.

The Guardian - Is Bitcoin about to change the world?

If you want to buy drugs or guns anonymously online, virtual currency Bitcoin is better than hard cash. Canny speculators have been hoarding it like digital gold. Now the world's leading bankers are even talking about as a rival for real money.

Yahoo Finance - Bitcoin is Heading Toward a New High — and It Could Go to $1 Million

People keep describing this price behavior as "crazy" and "insane," but it's actually not that surprising. Earlier this spring, when Bitcoin was trading at about $90, I "raised my Bitcoin target" to $400. This was an inside joke that referenced an old price target of mine. I don't actually have a Bitcoin target. But I was getting at a more profound point: $400 is a perfectly reasonable target for Bitcoin. As is $1,000. As is $10,000 or $100,000 or $1 million.

Vice.com - Bitcoin Mints Its First Billionaire: Its Inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto

In January of 2009, Satoshi started mining the first crop of bitcoin, creating what is known as the “genesis block.” By year-end, over 32,000 blocks had been added to this original block, producing a total of 1,624,250 bitcoins. Since all transactions are public on the blockchain, we know that only a quarter of those bitcoins have ever changed hands, which means Satoshi is believed to be sitting on a stash of roughly one million bitcoins. With Bitcoin surging past $1000, that stash is worth about $1.1 billion.

Wednesdays price crash was followed early Thursday with my next article that laid out a forecast of how the bitcoin crash would play out over the coming days as the price at the time had recovered strongly from its initial crash to 900 to stand at 1074 at the time.

05 Dec 2013 - Bitcoin Mania Bubble Bursts, China Triggers Price Crash Start, Technical Forecast

What's Next for Bitcoins

A quick technical review of the charts implies that a double top pattern is being formed which is a warning that the bounce from the neckline is not something that bitcoin holders should put much hope into for the price is likely to reverse within days to break the neckline and retrace all the way down to at least 500 (current 1074), which is more than a 50% drop of the last price and a 60% drop from the high.

Longer term my view remains that bitcoins could lose as much as 99% of their value, so following a 60% crash, don't be seduced into the buying opportunity sales pitch that you will hear much about, no matter how hard the price bounces following the crash it will as the bitcoin longer term history illustrates just mark the initial phase of a prolonged price collapse towards 1/99th of its trading high or about 15, at which point even I would consider a speculative buy.

The bitcoin stepped crash with much volatility continues to play out not just towards my technical target of 500 but eventually towards virtually zero as represented by my longer-term objective of just 15, that is 1/99th of its trading high. So understand this that the nightmare for those who continue to hold onto bitcoins is only just beginning, yes the price has crashed by 37%, but it is still stands 37% above its technical target of 500 and has the potential for a 96% loss of its current value should the target of 15 be realised, so this is NOT the time to hold on hopes of recovering back towards the highs as the loss of value sustained could literally be TOTAL! A lesson that all market traders have to learn else they will go bankrupt holding on for price recoveries that always become more distant with each stomach churning lurch to the downside.

For more analysis of why bitcoins is crashing do read my two recent articles on bitcoins

Charts courtesy of http://bitcoincharts.com

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Bennett announces primary bid against Collins for U.S. Senate Written by David Carkhuff

Erick Bennett, director of the Maine Equal Rights Center, announced he is challenging longtime incumbent Republican Susan Collins for the U.S. Senate.
For the first time going on 24 years of being in Washington, Collins has a primary challenger for U.S Senate, Bennett announced.
A recent WCSH 6 poll found that 68 percent of Republicans think Susan Collins should switch parties, he said.
"She is opposed to everything the Maine Equal Rights Center is doing and our three referendums for the 2014 ballot," said Bennett, "and these referendums are popular with Democrats and Republicans so this is speaking to a much larger issue."
The campaigns, Bennett said, "are designed to be an exercise in civics to engage the vast majority of voters who stay home because the issues they care about are not on the ballot. This race for U.S. Senate will allow us to engage those voters on the issues in the manner for which our system was designed."
Collins also faces a potential Democratic challenger in Shenna Bellows, former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine.
In May 2012, Bennett of Portland marked the official launch of the Maine Equal Rights Center, a group which sought unsuccessfully to defeat a gay marriage referendum that fall.
In the battle against a referendum to legalize gay marriage in Maine, Bennett, a political operative, invoked logical and secular arguments to make the case against gay marriage.
The referendum passed by 53 percent of the vote in Maine.



Some couples in NYC don't have the room for pet dogs or even cats, so they go with what they have already.


Knockout Game Goes Terribly RIGHT as Woman Wails on Her Attacker

December 9, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Well, this participant of the knockout game probably will reconsider future engagements after being beatdown by the woman he punched and her boyfriend.

The video shows the assailant targeting the woman, who doesn't go down after he lands his punch. She turns around and starts punching him repeatedly in the head - but, only after her boyfriend delivers an epic kick to the face.

This is the knockout game gone right!

Just to refresh everyone's memory, the knockout game is a perverse activity where someone tries to knock an unsuspecting bystander unconscious with one punch.

Weekend December 6&7, 2013

The Real Mandela

“There is nothing sacred or inherently superior about non-violent methods of struggle.”

—Nelson Mandela

With the media gushing about the greatness of Nelson Mandela now on the day after his death, a counterpoint with the rest of the story is badly needed. Below are a few video interviews of South African missionary Peter Hammond, who tells the real truth about Mandela.

Portrayed as a liberator by the media, Mandela was a Marxist and convicted terrorist. Hammond relates of Mandela:

He admitted in open court—pleaded “guilty”—and remember, he was trained as a lawyer—he pleaded “guilty” to 156 acts of public violence and terrorism. He was the head of the revolutionary terrorist wing of the ANC [African National Congress] “Umkhonto we Sizwe.” And he was behind so many different operations: from the plotting of bombs in the railway station (which killed women and children, which crippled people), bombs in shopping centers, attacks on farmers, . . . so many acts of violence.

He goes on to say that modern portrayals make Mandela out to be a saint, but never mention why he was in prison to begin with. It was for good and just reason. “Not even the Amnesty International would take his case, because they said he wasn’t a political prisoner. He had had a fair trial and a reasonable sentence. He had his day in court. He was not a political prisoner. He was in jail for acts of violence.”

He relates that the crimes for which Mandela was given life imprisonment in South Africa, he would have received the death penalty in the U.S. or Britain at the time. It was the political climate that later got him released, and leftist revisionism that has whitewashed his early life of violence. If anything, Mandela’s legacy is an argument in favor of the death penalty. When such criminals are not disposed of, there is always a chance future political powers may be corrupt enough to release them—perhaps even into positions of power.

In light of the truth about Mandela, Hammond can say, “I’m astounded that so many in the west idolize Nelson Mandela and lift him up as a messianic figure, because they obviously don’t know what he teaches, what he believes, or what he does, or his support for some of the most radical Marxist dictatorships on the planet.”

This includes many Christians: “A lot of Christians out there idolize Nelson Mandela just because they’ve only been given false, misleading, and incomplete information.”

When Mandela fell ill a year ago, the media began to prepare for the very hagiography which it is now publishing about the fallen terrorist. Barack Obama seized the opportunity to tour South Africa, speaking on human rights everywhere he went, invoking the name of Mandela at every stop and praising his work.

A liberal NPR commentator could not contain himself this morning. He lamented the fact that during Obama’s visit to the country, Mandela was too ill for a photo-op: “The first black president of the United States standing beside the first black president of South Africa would’ve made for a powerful moment.”

Or he might have said: “One crypto-communist friend of terrorists standing beside a known communist and convicted terrorist would’ve made for a revealing moment.”

In the wake of the Boston bombings, Obama stated that the acts would be investigated as acts of terrorism, because, “Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror.”

Any time. . . .”

Yet this morning, when addressing the death of Mandela only a few months later, the same president said, “We’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth.”

There is indeed a disconnect in the public discourse.

And yes, even, many Christians will be confused and cornered. Many will find themselves trapped by the perceived dilemma created by the whitewashed narrative of Mandela. If opponents openly criticize him, they risk being publicly associated a friends of apartheid and racism (just as supporters of states’ rights in the U.S. today get associated unduly with slavery and racism). Give Mandela a pass, however, and you give a pass to his Marxist ideology and terrorism. It sounds a lot like many other lesser-of-two-evils decisions presented to us.

The videos which follow come from a missionary who judges matters differently. He upholds the truth in the public square, no matter what people say against him or try to do to him.

Mandela has passed on to stand before his maker. We will now see if God judges according to the lesser of evils.

If you’d like to learn more about Mandela’s communism, just read the book he himself wrote, and which was part of the loads of evidence used against him in his trial: How to Be a Good Communist.

America’s Mainstream Media: Embarrassing, Disgraceful, Dishonorable, by Dwight Kehoe

November 20, 2013 Posted by: Kelly Gneiting

From tpath.org

by Dwight Kehoe

Uninhibited speech without a doubt was thought by our founders to be integral to freedom and so they included it in the first of the 10 great Amendments.  By putting special rights of the press in the First Amendment, right along side freedom of religion, they telegraphed the importance they placed on the need for freedom of and for information.   They did this not out of any particular love for those that would take to the pen or to the printing press, but to protect them, so that they could protect us.

And what have the modern day media done with that privilege?  They have turned it upside down and on its head.  Instead of using those extended rights to protect the people from the government, they have instead chosen to protect the government from the people.

Professionalism and honesty, two indispensable accreditations required in journalism, have been replaced with dishonesty and disgrace.   They have chosen to use the exceptional privilege bestowed upon their profession in pursuit of an unattainable socialist utopia.  And in lieu of exposing Obama’s lies, deceit, fraud and felonies, every effort they have employed has not been to inform the American people, but to withholding information from them.

The Founding Fathers understood that a free and open press would serve as the gatekeepers of freedom and keep the curtain of the Great and Powerful Oz from obscuring his activity.  Those gatekeepers  have become the guardians of the gate which keeps the people out, and the Great and Powerful Oz manipulating the controls behind the obscurity of those very treacherous curtains.  Each of them should be embarrassed and ashamed, but none of them are either.

For sure all Americans can and will blame Obama and the Socialist Democratic Party for the mess and mayhem they have wrought as of now, and for the greater woes yet to come.  But as Jefferson and Washington understood, as sure as summer turns to autumn and autumn gives way to winter, tyrants will always do what tyranny demands. Those who perpetrate misery, will sometimes answer to the people, but they will always answer to God.

However, when the true history of the dismantling of America is written, the dereliction and the culpability will be laid at the feet of those who had forsaken the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, the American people, and the special rights they were given.

Editor’s Note:
The intent here was to keep this short and under 2,000 pages.  So consistent with that we decided not to include the list of Obama’s lies, felonies and unconstitutional acts which the media have worked so tirelessly to obscure.

Here’s a preview I (Kelly Gneiting) received in the form of an email:

Bob: “Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?

Jim: “You mean the Mexican gun running leading to the death of an American border patrolman?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “You mean the death  of the 23 members of SEAL Team 6 and the cover-up?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “You mean the State Dept. and Obama lying about Benghazi and the cover-up about their illegal arms deal with Syrian rebels and preventing any witnesses from testifying before Congress?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “You mean Obama’s connections with ACORN and rampant voter fraud?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted in the last presidential election?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “You mean using drones to assassinate Americans overseas without trial?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “You mean the president supporting and then arming the Muslim Brotherhood?”

Bob: “No the other one.”

Jim: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The DOJ spying on the press?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Giving SOLYNDRA (owned by an Obama contributor) $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Obama’s unconstitutional executive order directing the military to indefinitely detain and imprison any American he deems a possible terrorist threat without representation or trial?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The president’s ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants  from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The president’s threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The president’s repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a yearly budget no later than the first Monday in February?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The president’s unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate’s advice-and-consent role?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The IRS directors, Intelligence Director Clapper and AG Holder all lying to Congress under oath?”

Bob: “No, the other  one.”

Jim: “Obama directing Holder to ignore any and all voter intimidation by blacks against whites and dropping the iron clad case against the New Black Panthers who threatened white voters?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “All the lies Obama made about Obamacare- lower costs, keeping your own insurance plan and doctor, etc.?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Obama directing the DOJ to not investigate or punish the big bankers from Wall Street and Freddie and Fannie who precipitated the economic crash in 2009?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Obama’s drug use and Marxist affiliations during college, law school and while an Illinois state senator?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Obama’s denial that he knew full well that his former preacher and spiritual mentor, Reverend Wright, constantly bashed America and made frequent racist remarks about whites as being devils?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “How about the hundreds of millions that Obama and Michelle spend on vacations, golfing and over 20 ‘assistants’ for Michelle, even while millions of Americans are out of work and the sequester supposedly harms everyday citizens?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “When Obama directed that the Park Service spend extra funds and man hours to erect barriers and fences to prevent veterans and other Americans from visiting national monuments during the government shutdown?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “Then it must be the illegal changes Obama made to the ‘Affordable Care Act’ without Congressional consent, such as delaying the employer mandate and granting hundreds of exemptions to his big business pals and supporters?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “The coming bankruptcy of our nation and our children with the $trillions of additional debt that Obama has created in his effort to transform America and redistribute the wealth?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”

Jim: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters who don’t pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?

Bob: “THAT’S THE ONE!”

New study: casual sex linked to poor mental health and suicidal thoughts

A very disturbing photo. You can almost hear her saying "What have I become, what am I going to do? God help me, for I have become a slut."

Dina messaged me about this new study reported at Ohio State University, and published in the Journal of Sex Research.

Excerpt:

A new study suggests that poor mental health and casual sex feed off each other in teens and young adults, with each one contributing to the other over time.

Researchers found that teens who showed depressive symptoms were more likely than others to engage in casual sex as young adults. In addition, those who engaged in casual sex were more likely to later seriously consider suicide.

“Several studies have found a link between poor mental health and casual sex, but the nature of that association has been unclear,” said Sara Sandberg-Thoma, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in human sciences at The Ohio State University.

“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause and which is the effect. This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.”

Sandberg-Thoma conducted the study with Claire Kamp Dush, assistant professor of human sciences at Ohio State. The research was published online recently in the Journal of Sex Research and will appear in a future print edition.

One surprising finding was that the link between casual sex and mental health was the same for both men and women.

“That was unexpected because there is still this sexual double standard in society that says it is OK for men to have casual sexual relationships, but it is not OK for women,” Kamp Dush said.

“But these results suggest that poor mental health and casual sex are linked, whether you’re a man or a woman.”

The study used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Adolescents from 80 high schools and 52 middle schools were interviewed when they were in grades 7 through 12 and then again when they were aged 18 to 26.

In all, this study involved about 10,000 people who were surveyed about their romantic relationship experiences across time, as well as depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide.

Overall, 29 percent of the respondents reported engaging in any casual sexual relationship. These were defined as any relationship in which the participant reported he or she was “only having sex with partner” as opposed to dating. This included 33 percent of men and 24 percent of women.

The results showed that participants who reported serious thoughts of suicide or more depressive symptoms as teens were significantly more likely to report having casual sexual relationships when they were young adults.

Casual sex, in turn, was linked to further declines in mental health. Specifically, those who had casual sex in their late teens and early 20s were significantly more likely to have serious thoughts of suicide as young adults, results showed. In fact, each additional casual sex relationship increased the odds of suicidal thoughts by 18 percent.

However, casual sex in late teens and early 20s was not associated with changes in depression as a young adult.

I don’t think that parents cannot rely on the schools and universities to tell their children the truth about research like this. You’re more likely to get stuff like “Sex Week” at our institutions of higher education.

Here is what happens at Yale University’s “Sex Week”:

Yale has a long history of hosting sex-themed events at the university that appear, on the whole, to be intended more to titillate students than to educate them. Sex Weekend is organized by students, but is overseen and approved by university administrators, who grant the use of classrooms and university facilities for the events.

Numerous U.S. universities have begun to host “Sex Weeks” in recent years, a trend that was pioneered by Yale. Past events at Yale have included appearances by porn stars, live nudity, sex-toy giveaways, and screenings of a hard-core porn films, including one that reportedly depicted “fantasy rape.”

And don’t forget the workshops taught not by researchers, but by sex shop owners:

The workshop was taught by Jill McDevitt, a 27-year-old “sexologist” who also owns a sex shop in West Chester, Pennsylvaina, which sells vibrators and various sex toys.

She has posted videos of her educational workshops online, including one in which she demonstrates oral sex on a carrot.

So the university administration at Yale is presenting sex to students one way, but not really appealing to their minds with research studies. I think that they want to push young people to engage in premarital sex, especially hook-up sex, without telling them a thing about the consequences of doing so. Doing immoral things definitely breaks down your ability to be moral, and to make moral judgments. And that’s what the left does in order to make sure that the next generation is not conservative. People who have been socialized to think that promiscuity is normal are going to have a much more difficult time transitioning into marriage and parenting. And people who are not married and not parenting typically vote for parties on the political left.If we want to do something to counter what kids are told on university campuses during “Sex Week”, it’s up to us to use evidence from studies like the one above to make a case to them before they get the propaganda.

A view of Maine if self proclaimed homosexual Michelle Michaud is elected Governor

HELL'S KITCHEN — A fairy tale ...

Neighbors of the 48th Street gay bar Fairytail Lounge are trying to get the spot shut down because they say porn playing on television screens and scantily clad male dancers are visible from the sidewalk.

Community Board 4 is pleading with the State Liquor Authority to turn down the bar's license renewal request, citing "adult movies" visible to passersby — including children — when its doors are open during the summer months, plus loud music and screaming patrons.

"On the bar are strippers and playing above the bar on a flat-screen TVs are porn videos — all visible from the street," neighbor Stephen Roylance wrote to the SLA.

"I have gone into the place several times to speak to the owner, who simply doesn't care," he continued.

The bar's liquor license expired on Nov. 30, according to the SLA's website, and it was not immediately clear Thursday if it had been renewed.

The Fairytail's website advertises a recurring "Dirty Disco" party with "boys, booze and bottoms" on its Twitter account, and was open for a karaoke night on Thursday evening.

Hell's Kitchen residents said the 500 W. 48th St. bar has been disruptive from the time it opened in 2011, CB4 wrote in a Nov. 18 letter to the SLA.

"Since the very day it opened, the Board Office has received complaints from the neighboring residents and the 47th/48th Street Block Association," CB4's letter said.

The board opposed a liquor license for the spot when it first applied in 2010, saying the former barber shop was not the right place for a loud bar.

Bar owner Anthony Scianna said the board's move was a "witch hunt" against him, adding that he had given his cellphone number to neighbors and installed quieter speakers.

"From Day One, they hated the idea of the bar," he said.

According to the board, Scianna was "belligerent" when contacted about turning down the music.

The club, which advertises itself as "Hell's Kitchen's most unique gay lounge," quickly became a popular spot.

One reviewer on Yelp said the porn shown at the Fairytail was a selling point.

"The bar has go-go boys usually wearing only a jock strap...and serious hard-core porn playing on the TVs in the background," Yelp user Sarah Rachael W. wrote in a four-star review. "I find the whole idea experimental for the U.S. and strangely advanced."

Next-door neighbors Pat and John Hooper said the thumping music at the bar is so loud on both weekends and weekdays that they bought a white noise machine in the futile hope of masking it.

"Sound vibrations from the bass speakers are felt through the frame of our platform bed," Pat Hooper wrote in a complaint. "Furthermore, patrons...smoke outside the bar, talk loudly on their cell phones, laugh, scream and hang out on our building's front stoop."

The SLA did not respond to inquiries about Fairytail's liquor license.

Thursday December 5, 2013

So you ask, with all the work in the oil fileds of ND, why aren't welfare lay abouts in Maine moving to ND ? Here's the reason folks.

By JAMES MacPHERSON

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota's oil patch.

For them, it was just another challenge to face as they go about the task of pulling nearly a million barrels of oil a day out of the ground. "This is what I love to do," said Craig Hovet, during a break from maintenance work on a well near Mandaree. "The joke around here is: This kind of weather keeps out the riffraff.".

Democrats in Wisconsin are seeking to counter license plates bearing the words "choose life" with plates promoting abortion provider Planned Parenthood. The proposed design (below) features an image of a bloody dead infant with scissors protruding from its neck with the moto "Support Planned Parenthood."

"We want to be sensitive, so opted not to go with the obvious phrase "choose death," said Democrat Rep. Chris Taylor. "Hopefully this subtle image will still prompt individuals to consider killing the baby in thier womb."


Tuesday December 3, 2013

Don't say we didn't warn you!

"No security ever built into Obamacare site": Hacker

It could take a year to secure the risk of "high exposures" of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.

"When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn't appear to have happened this time," said David Kennedy, a so-called "white hat" hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.

"It's really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn't built into it," said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. "We're talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself."

(Read more: Shh! Obamacare enrollment errors)

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw the implementation of the website, the components used to build the site are compliant with standards set by Federal security authorities.

"The privacy and security of consumers' personal information are a top priority for us. Security testing happens on an ongoing basis using industry best practices to appropriately safeguard consumers' personal information," said the spokesperson.

Another online security expert—who spoke at last week's House hearing and then on CNBC—said the federal Obamacare website needs to be shut down and rebuilt from scratch. Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations said: "There's not a plan to fix this that meets the sniff test of being reasonable."

(Read more: How GOP should react to Obamacare mess)

Last month, a Sept. 27 government memorandum surfaced in which two HHS officials said the security of the site had not been properly tested before it opened, creating "a high risk."

HHS had explained then that steps were taken to ease security concerns after the memo was written, and that consumer information was secure. Technicians fixed a security bug in the password reset function in late October, the agency said.

But on CNBC, Kennedy disputed those claims, saying vulnerabilities remain on "everything from hacking someone's computer so when you visit the website it actually tries to hack your computer back, all the way to being able to extract email addresses, users names—first name, last name—[and] locations."

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Healthcare.gov

Government officials and contractors have been working around the clock for weeks, releasing fixes on HealthCare.gov nightly with the goal of meeting the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline of the end of the month to have the site working smoothly.

"When you look at the site itself, it could be really good. It could do really well. They're just not building the security into the site itself," said Kennedy. "Putting your information on there is definitely a risk."

The federal portal serves 36 states not operating their own health insurance exchanges. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia run their own marketplaces. All of them launched on Oct. 1 as part of the Obamacare provision mandating most Americans have health-care coverage for next year or face tax penalties.

(Read more: Obama needs to heed insurers: Ex-HHS chief)

Kennedy said those state-operated exchanges also face security risks. "These are going to be a large area for attack." He pointed to a problem on the Vermont website on Friday. Officials overseeing the Vermont Health Connect website confirmed a security breach on the system last month.

When it comes to securing personal information online, Kennedy cited Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter as models for the industry. He even said the IRS website does regular testing to help "ensure that when the websites come out they're protected."

By CNBC's Matthew J. Belvedere. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_SquawkCNBC.







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