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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Reichstag Fires – American Style

Date: May 7, 2009





Reichstag Fires – American Style





ENERGY CRISIS

Lately we’ve been frustrated with increasing power outages here in the oh-so-rural (/sarcasm) Northwest-Central area of Denver Colorado. One of the recent outages was caused by a single car accident that I witnessed, but there are at least four others that I have no idea what caused them.

Now, I have never been a conspiracy theorist. I scoffed at Art Bell when he would go off on rants about the HARP project and whatnot… the 911 truthers still baffle me with their idiocy and complete disregard of the laws of physics…. BUT…..





…before the increased talk of the pending GE monster “Smart Grid”, we never had these frequent power outages. Hmmmmmmm





PRODUCE CRISIS

Then Congress started talking about regulating farms (both large and small), animal production facilities etc.. and surprise, surprise… WHAM! Suddenly we have a HUGE upsurge in tainted foods, spreading Hepatitis and the like. The latest was a scare at our local grocery store, Albertsons. Now, I fully realize the capriciousness of attention [after you’ve been in a car accident you are hypersensitive to noticing other car accidents… that kinda’ thing]… but really, doesn’t it seem that just as the government is talking about new Federal powers and oversights… BAMO! The heretofore unknown and unperceived “problem” to their solution presents itself. Perhaps these little annoyances that we are now noticing for the first time are a practical campaign not unlike the Reichstag Fire that brought about the rise of the National Socialists in Germany during the 1930’s.





BANKING AND SUBLOAN CRISIS

While the mass media and many American citizens are blaming those evil rich white guys at the banks and big businesses like AIG, Merril Lynch, Citibank, and Bank of America for the financial debacle we are currently fighting. Of course Obama, Barney Frank, and Chris Todd are encouraging this virulent warfare of hatred towards the rich because if we (as citizens) were to dig further and discover the cause of the cause… if we were to discover such things as the “Community Reinvestment Act” we would then learn that the TRUE culprits and founders of this economic failure were the Federal Government and the Congress themselves. We would learn that the Democrats (with the complicity of feckless Republicans) and their liberal social engineering passed laws that demanded of the banks to engage in NINJA loans (No Income, No Job, No Assets). The government FORCED them to make loans to people who couldn’t afford to repay the loans!!!! If banks and lenders didn’t loan to minorities and “the underprivileged” they would be fined, taxed, and penalized into the ground. So ALL of this loan “house of cards” was created by government telling businesses what they should and shouldn’t do. It created a crisis of devastating proportions… now the government will fly in to the rescue. After all, Geithner himself said “never let a good crisis go to waste.”













SWINE FLU CRISIS

NOW we have the histrionic scare of SWINE FLU… whoops H1N1 or whatever the Orwellian doublespeak is that we are using this week…. JUST IN TIME for Secretary Cibilus to get rushed through the confirmation hearings (just hear them shouting once again “This is too important to take with slow deliberation… she HAS to be confirmed NOW!!!!” Didn’t anyone ever learn that when someone says, “You have to act right now to get this deal” [speakers sold out of vans in parking lots, late-night infomercials…] IT’S NOT A GOOD DEAL!!! If it were a good deal, the deal would be good tomorrow, next week, or next year! Sellers only pressure you to “act now” when they are afraid further scrutiny will show it to be a lousy deal. This is how we got suckered into thinking Tim Geithner would be a great Treasury Secretary, that Janet Napolitano would be a great Secretary of Homeland Security. WHEN WILL AMERICANS WAKE UP????





This pattern of create-a-crisis then present the solution goes SO far beyond the conspiracy theorists’ accusations regarding Dick Cheney and Rumsfeld preplanning 9/11 and revealing their nefarious plans when they said, ‘it’s gunna’ take another Pearl Harbor before we get serious about the Islamic terrorist threat.” In that case the situation was parallel to someone standing on a street corner watching people flying through an intersection without caution and saying “It’s gunna’ take a major car accident before people wake up and put in a traffic light.” When that accident happens, it’s not the witnesses’ fault… they only had foresight and wisdom. But it becomes more and more apparent in this administration they are actually CREATING the threats and then offering Big Government solutions… not unlike the Nazi’s creation and manipulation of the Reichstag Fire.


By the way ... the 5000 Year Leap is probably the best book I've read EVER!!!! And that's saying something!!! (Well, besides the Bible of course) ANYONE who wants a true understanding of what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they created this Republic of the United States must must MUST read this book!!! It constantly refers back to the actual words of the founders and cross references like CRAZY! IT"S AWESOME!!!


Currently reading:
The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World
By W. Cleon Skousen

The Problem with Harvesting

Date: May 7, 2009

The Problem with Harvesting

Current mood: blissful


April 23, 2009





A group of environmentalists and animal rights activists are up in arms because a biofuel processing plant in San Francisco wants to use animal waste (animal fat, bones, body parts, butcher scraps etc…) in its mixture of sources for creating biofuel.





The argument presented includes the fear that “This is a slippery slope. If we are using animal parts now, what prevents the possibility that down the road we might be genetically designing animals and then harvesting them for use in conversion to biofuels.”





Okay… so wherein lies any difference between this argument and the protestations many of us hold over embryonic stem cell research? The circumstances, the current use of “surplus” embryos and “embryonic scraps” as well as the fear that someday human embryos might be genetically designed and cloned for use in scientific experimentation and implementation of stem cell research…. The fears, arguments, and “slippery slope” analogies are EXACTLY THE SAME.





So, in short, San Francisco liberals have NO problems with unborn humans being cloned, designed, and harvested for experimentation, but using animals in the same manner is abhorrent! Is it any mystery why many of us look at Pelosi and the other San Francisco freaks with complete incredulity and wonder?

:::::: humming ::::: “It’s P e l oooooo si the San Francisco freak”





Random ADD Moments





Is it more than coincidence that Paris Hilton and Perez Hilton are both vacuous, self-absorbed media whores with the intellectual depth of an amoeba colony?





Is Perez Hilton a Heterophobe or what?





Why is it those who argue loudest for tolerance and acceptance are the least tolerant and accepting, themselves?





WOW! Janet Napolitano makes Dan Quyale look like a freaking genius!! First the “Right Wing Extremists” threats…

-those who have Ron Paul bumper stickers are a threat…

-those who support 3rd parties are a threat

-soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are a threat. When approached on these slanders of 3rd party supporters and troops she NEVER SAID she was mistaken… she just apologized for the wording… so, she still feels that normal folks and those who have defended this country are threats to National Security… she just thinks the “word smithing” was a little harsh.

Then she repeats the outrageously false statistic that “90% of weapons used in Mexican drug crimes come from the US.” That particular statistic comes from the amount of weapons that have serial numbers and have been turned over to the ATF for tracing. The overall number of American guns crossing the border southbound is around 17%…. Hmmm…17 percent compared to 90 percent that’s a reasonable mistake…lol.

And as if she isn’t already the gift that keeps on giving, yesterday it was reported that in an interview in Canada she said the 9/11 hijackers came across the US/Canadian border…. Uhhhhhh….. BUZZZZZ Wrong answer!!!





Then she tries covering her tracks by saying, ‘yeah… but the millennium bomber came across the US/Canadian border’…. Kind of like her justifying her attack on American vets by saying, ‘yeah, but Timothy McVeigh was a Marine.’ So, out of hundreds of truly threatening individuals out there particularly Al Qaeda and other Islamofascists, Ms. Napolitano finds the ONE that is former military… or the ONE that came over from Canada and bases her entire anti-terror campaign on those two folks. BEAUTIFUL!!!





“GREEN IS THE NEW RED”

For years we’ve seen the increasing hostility and leper-izing of smokers and conservatives. Any attack on those people is okay because they are such evil, stupid, selfish, unhealthy scum! Jeannie Goraphalo’s description of Tea Party attendees as nothing more than racist bigots is a prime example. But we’re used to that.





To a lesser extent, attacks on Catholics and deeply religious folks have been equally tolerated. (Although incidents of pedophilia is no more prevalent in the Catholic Church than any other organization… when a priest is caught it hits the national headlines) Actually, anyone who expresses morality or a religious conviction (such as Miss California) is viciously attacked and berated without mercy. ADD moment – if Don Imus made comments towards a gay person that Perez Hilton did towards Carrie Prejean would he still have a job?!?!? –





Now the intolerance has shifted to anyone who doesn’t buy into the Global Warming scam. Tell me, since the 1970’s has the Earth warmed or cooled? Answer: Cooled! Read Glenn Beck’s “An Inconvenient Book” – it gives the scientific, and well founded arguments that Global Warming is a hoax! But anyone who dares dispute the Almighty Government’s position on Global Warming they are marginalized, condescendingly dismissed and labeled an ignorant dolt. Compared to the Obamabots, McCarthy was an amateur! “Are you now, or have you ever been a debunker of Global Warming?” OMG!! You HERETIC! You blasphemer! You unclean infidel! How dare you spread such heresy!





Individualism and free thought is dying in the streets. Good luck with that, America!






Currently reading:
The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World
By W. Cleon Skousen

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

EARTH DAY and T.E.A. Parties

Date: Apr 22, 2009

EARTH DAY and Tea Parties

Current mood: confident

April 22nd 2009

Today in commemoration of Earth Day I contemplated a way to cap all the active volcanoes in the world since they are the single greatest warmer of the planet! All those florocarbons and hydroflorocarbons and upper atmosphere particulates!!! They have done more to raise the temperature of the Earth that all the automobiles, cans of Aqua Net and cow herds in history COMBINED!! Those evil, EVIL volcanoes, how dare they! THEY MUST BE STOPPED!!!! Of course, truth be told, we've been below our global average for a good 1750 ... so we are just rising back up to "average"... psst .. but don't tell the Global Warmers that!! Try Googling "Maunder Solar Minimum"... interesting stuff!!!.... In short... low sunspots, low temps... rising sunspots, rising temps... simple. There's a much closer corelation to the number of solar sunspots and global warming/cooling than anything else... can't do much about the sunspots so I'll work on the volcanoes.



April 16, 2009





Party like it’s 1773!





I’m so proud of myself! J I just shoveled our walks for the second time. Being that we live on a corner lot, I am very very proud of myself. This morning it was a very slushy snow that had the consistency of a 7-11 Slurpie, but this afternoon it was more of a spring snow perfect for packing into snowmen, snowforts, and snowballs! I remembered longingly of when Chaz and Zach were kids and we’d go out in a snowfall like this and have fun!!





The Denver Tea Party





As you can imagine, I was down at the Capital steps with thousands of other peaceful, patriotic Americans – all ten-feet Uncle Sam of me! It’s interesting the various “take-aways” and reporting of the event(s) the mass media is giving. From my vantage point four feet above the majority of folks, I estimated 1500-2000 people. The media said it was around 1000 and thee Denver Police said the crowd was over 4000, so take the estimate that most suits you.





The other great distortion of the major media is the characterization of the attendees. They’ve tried to paint a picture of small extremist groups filled with right-wing, Timothy McVeigh militia fanatics who were basically sheep for Halliburton, big Oil, big business and hired by CEO’s to protect ‘tax cuts for the rich.’ They couldn’t be more off the mark! I didn’t see ANY six-figure types carrying signs, chanting with us, or dressing up as patriots, oversized pigs, Guy Fawkes, or (like me) Uncle Sam. Nor did I speak with anyone who had been contacted by millionaires through voicemail, email or texting saying, “Show up and save my tax cuts!” Quite to the contrary, there were as many people against corporate greed out there as there were folks who were outraged at a bloated, over-reaching, out-of-touch bureaucrats in Washington.





And if anyone tries to tell you the gatherings were filled with ignorant hicks, ask them if they can relate the history of the Federal Reserve Bank. These folks could. They could compare the administrations of Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt, the similarities between Wilson and Carter and the dissimilarities of Hoover and GW Bush. CAN YOU DO AS MUCH?? Can you compare the actions of the Obama administration to those of Hoover, FDR, and Carter (with references)?? I can’t begin to tell you how many folks at the tea party – just normal everyday citizens, not professors, political hacks, or politicians - knew exactly the legalities and illegalities, the foundations and unconstitutional aspects of the FED. They could tell you how Andrew Jackson treated the FED (most people can’t even tell you that Jackson is on the $20 bill!)

These people were well read and well informed. They are well versed in BOTH sides of the argument and were not shills or Dittoheads as the media is attempting to portray them! The diversity was HUGE! Folks of all colors, political parties, “agendas”, men and women, kids and elderly, vets and pacifists, you couldn’t find more diversity if you tried… even at a Star Wars cantina! There was one unifying factor – all felt the federal government was too big and too out-of-touch with the everyday citizen! Almost as to prove their point, President Obama’s press release about the Tea Parties said he was unaware of the Tea Parties. How perfect! Not sure which is worse, politician’s ignorance or their apathy –they don’t know about us and don’t care.





Also in contrast to the media caricature of the right-wing extremist militia types, I didn’t encounter a single mean, grump, angry, or violent individual. In fact in the nearly 1000 tea parties nationwide with somewhere between 200,000 and 400,000 in attendance I didn’t hear of a single arrest, fistfight, burned car or gunshot. There were no smashed windows, no bloody noses, no CS or tear gas deployment, no tazer shots… NOTHING like that! But we’re a buncha’ Tim McVeigh’s looking to gather our fully automatic weapons and overthrow the government??? Apparently not.





Although we were certainly squeezed in and were sardine’d in, the people we encountered were kind, friendly, accommodating and very pleasant. It was such a uplifting experience to find others that know their history… that know the founders wisely formed a country of LIMITED government… that know Socialism has NEVER worked… in Germany, The Soviet Union, North Korea, China, Cuba and countless thugocracies in Central and South America… they know that the more Socialist a country has drifted, the less productive it has become… again, they know their history. It was WONDERFUL!!





And I learned SO much about the Federal Reserve that I never knew before!! Check out www.endthefed.us





I also firmed up my support for a consumption tax (also known as a “fair tax” or national sales tax”) I would LOVE to see the IRS eliminated, and the other benefit is, with a fair tax the rich still get “soaked” but in a much fairer way. Obviously, a wealthy person will pay more taxes on a Ferrari than you will on your Geo Metro… so, the rich still pay more, but in a fairer way. And best of all, the government couldn’t play favorites with tax breaks, tax incentives, and tax credits… which is probably why the power hungry bureaucrats will never let it pass. “Green” companies would get any tax breaks, Labor Unions couldn’t get sweetheart tax deals, the Federal Government couldn’t punish tobacco companies or oil refiners. It would take a GREAT deal of power and leverage out of the hands of the Federal Government, and they won’t give up that power without a fight.





We are in historic times! The amazingly drastic restructuring of the Government/Market relationship that has just taken place over the last few weeks is mindblowing! The United States is not the same country it was just six months ago! The massive “borrow and spend” actions of the Congress are unprecedented. President Bush (“W”) pushed the limits of government intervention, spending, and growth as no President before, and in just 2 months, President Obama has blown those expansions out of the water. To compare the two Presidents would be to compare a Piper Cub to a supersonic jet, or comparing Harris and Kleybold to Jim Jones… there really is just no comparison!





I am fondly reminded of the 1770’s when the populace was reaching the end of (as Jefferson wrote) “the patient sufferance” of long usurpations. To continue with that incredible Jeffersonian creation…

“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms; Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”





Hopefully our absentee Representatives and Senators won’t make the same egregious mistake of ignoring us the way the Parliament of the 1700’s did.


Currently reading:
An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
By Glenn Beck
Release date: 2009-05-12


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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Through The Looking Glass

Date: Apr 4, 2009

Through the looking glass

Current mood: quixotic

Wow! It's been quite awhile since I posted here and subsequently at my public blog,( http://charlesking.blogspot.com/ called "A Pax Americana and other fun stuff") There have just been SOOOO many things going on, I really didn't know where to start.... the rise of Facism in America? Socialism takes hold? Assigned to Afghanistan? The passing of my dear friend (and mom)?... where to start, where to start?
February 13th, 2009
Mom passed away of an overwhelming systemic failure following years of declining health. I thank God I was there for all but the last 2 hours of her last day. By the time I left, she was unresponsive and she was for the most part already gone. But the morning hours and night before she died were incredible in so many ways. It was an experience that ratified every belief I have in the hereafter. She was obviously standing with one foot in this world and one in the next.
The conversations we had in those final hours were surreal but so meaningful. She knew it was her time and was in a hurry to get where she needed to go. She would stand up next to her bed and demand "I need to go...NOW!" The first time she did this, I guided her to the restroom. Ooops! We got there and she said - rather impatiently- "I don't need to use the restroom!"
"But mom, you said..."
"No I said I need to go!"
"Go where, Mom?"
"Heaven! [of course!]"
She then had conversations with Dad, Uncle Harry, Nannie, Her dad... passing on messages and all the things they were telling her... It was truly amazing! About half way through, I realized that I was witnessing this all by myself, and I asked the nurse to get Cath (who was in the lobby) so she could share in the magical conversations taking place.
About 4 in the morning, Mom sat on the edge of her bed for the last time. After that, she laid down, and to my knowledge never got up again. I held her hand as we said a rosary at 7AM before I left. Although her eyes never opened and she never spoke, from the time I began the Apostles' Creed to the final "Hail Holy Queen" her grip on my hand was noticably tighter.
By the time I got home, she had passed. Not only do I miss my mom, but a dear friend and fellow conversationalist. One of her final statements to me will remain in my heart and mind forever. "Do you know what happy is? It's love. That's it. Happiness is love...PERIOD!"
Amen!
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THE GUARD
Things are as unpredictable as ever, although I LOVE the group I'm with ("The Rear Guard"). We number about 30 soldiers who didn't go over with the other 70 to Baghdad. They (the forward guard) are assisting the 30th in Iraq while the rest of us will be sent over to Bagram with our parent Batallion (the 86th) for a COIN mission tentatively leaving for Pre-Mobilization on October 10th.
I've been talking to guys who just got back with the 220th, and I'm definately happier to be heading to Afghanistan where I can do some seriously meaningful COunterINsurgency service. Iraq is completely winding down, with most of the heavy lifting being done by the Iraqis.
Overall, this is GREAT! Every individual who said it would never work, or that peace and liberty couldn't be brought at the end of an M16, or (like Harry Reid) said the war was lost - must now eat their own words! IT WORKED! IRAQ is free! They have a democracy. Granted it's not a Jeffersonian democracy in the image of the US - but if it WAS then we would be guilty of "imposing our culture" on the Iraqis. It is a democracy formed in the image of the Iraqis. So much for that "imperical America" accusation. Anyway, I drift.... in Afghanistan, there is still a war to be fought and won, and I can be a part of that, which is why I rejoined in the first place. In Iraq, the interrogators will be interviewing the same scores of individuals who have been interviewed a dozen times before... the missions in Afghan will be unique sources and gather truly important intel... I'm looking forward to that!!!
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Tess' and My Wedding
We just started the classes for being married in the Catholic Church... it's really happening!! lol! That's kinda' the way we felt during our first class... "Oh Boy! This is really going to happen!!" Scary, exciting, exhilerating and breathtaking. August 8th is coming up REALLY quick!
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America Bashing
I hafta' be careful here... can't speak badly of my Commander and Chief, ya' know... Let me just say this. If America is "arrogant" it is because we have done more to help others than any other country in the history of the world. If there is an earthquake or a tsunami, Americans are the first there and spend more than most other countries combined. America has given more to the victims of AIDS in Africa and elsewhere than all other contributors combined... when "The UN" flies in to "rescue" some oppressed people, it's actually Americans carrying the weapons, spilling their blood, and nutralizing the perps. In Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Kosovo, and most other UN "rescues" when the UN turned tail and ran, it was the American who had to stay behind and pick up the pieces. -ADHD moment - When are those American troops coming home from Kosovo that Clinton promised would be back by Christmas in the '90's??---
Most countries :::::::coughcanadacough::::::::: don't even NEED a military because they know "Those horrible yanks" will defend them. I don't apologize for being an American! I don't apologize for being part of the country that brought freedom to Europe not once, but twice... to the South Pacific, Indionesia, North Africa, Iraq and 'coming soon' Afghanistan. I don't apologize for being part of the culture that has advanced medicine and technology far more than any other civilization in history. I'm not the first to say this, read what a Canadian had to say about America - Gordon Sinclair circa 1972 -http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/sinclair.asp
And what is Washington DC (particularly the Congress) doing to preserve the most productive, most successful, most advanced, most free civilization ever created on the planet? The country that has lead the rest of the world for the majority of it's 200 year history? They are trying to turn it into France... into the EU... into the same failed system that created the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, China... such wonderful role models. How stupid do you have to be to realize you can't spend your way out of debt?!?!?!?!?!?! "Duh! My credit cards are maxed out... so let me get another credit card and transfer the ballances and put intrest onto intrest .." Yeah! There's a winner of an idea!
Well, they wanted change and they got it in spades! Let's see how they like them apples in 2, 4, or 10 years when intrest skyrockets, when the massive printing of paper money has devalued the dollar, and inflation comes back in double digits! We didn't get Bush's 3rd term, we got Carter's 2nd term... God help us!

Currently watching:
The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)
Release date: 2008-12-09