Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tactics of moral relativists and the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act…

The decision of the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013, may not be the final nail in the coffin of morality in America, but it is certainly one of the last.

The cartoon below parodies one of the disingenuous and perverted tactics of homosexual marriage proponents.

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I suppose we can’t expect those who ignorantly or purposely distort the interpretation of the Bible to have any accurate sense of morality.  And this, sadly, applies to our Supreme Court Justice majority.

There is celebration by homosexuals all over the nation today – expressing the joy of overcoming morality in the same way the demons would celebrate the opening of the gates of hell.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reaping the consequences of anti-profiling

Profiling has been the proven, effective, broadly taught and principle technique used to identify criminals and criminal behavior for just about forever.   Yes, I realize that just because something was practiced for a long time and just because it is an effective technique does not make it right.  But the use of common sense has to enter the criminal vetting process at some point.

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Profiling is using common sense and reasoning ability to analyze input from our senses.  The “walk like a duck, quack like a duck and look like a duck” observation certainly increases the odds it is a duck.

But no, the anti-profiling, don’t-offend-anyone syndrome is the new cool.  Profiling might offend someone or some group.  This profiling taboo is also a taboo against common sense.  No more logic, no more effective screening techniques are allowed.  People might be offended.

Isn’t it too bad that Jose Schmuckatlli who claims membership with a gang of robbers, even though he personally committed no robbery, would be offended because he was profiled as being a member of that gang of robbers.  He made the choice of membership in that gang.

Likewise, isn’t it too bad that Muslims who identify with the fascist Islamic ideology, are members of particular mosques that teach hate, who happen to be male between the ages of 15 and 40, and who have written manifestos against the evil west and have expressed the hope of jihad and Islamic supremacy might be profiled.   Major Hasan comes to mind.  And thousands more just like him.

But no.  It’s taboo in the Obama administration (and likely earlier administrations as well) to profile Muslims.  Any reference to Islam, radical Muslims, Muslims, jihad, or radical Islam is prohibited in military, CIA, FBI, and State Department training.

OK, so we can’t profile Muslims.  What to do.  What to do.

I’ve got it.  LET’S MONITOR EVERYONE!!!!

We can’t offend Muslims, so let’s offend EVERYONE!  Let’s monitor all phone calls, emails, and conversations of everyone everywhere, and spend billions of dollars doing that with the hopes we might stop a bombing or two - even though the great majority of both successful and unsuccessful terror attacks are carried out by Boy Scouts?  Presbyterians?    Little old ladies who attend Red Hats? 

No!  Muslims yelling Allahu Akbar! dammit.

Let’s frisk and grope everyone at airports.  Close to home for me, let’s grab 60 year-old women with a little red pillows snugged up to their chest trying to get home three days after open heart surgery at the Cleveland clinic out of their airport wheelchair so the airport wheelchair can be searched.  Let’s not even ask any questions of the individual of Middle Eastern descent without luggage just behind this wheelchair bound heart patient because “we have to thoroughly check every third person.”  Insanity!

So, what is our nations method of choice to prevent terror attacks that come primarily from Muslims?  Offend EVERYONE.  Violate every cherished principle of privacy.  Violate constitutional protections against unwarranted searches, eavesdropping and wiretapping.  Do everything EXCEPT common sense, logical, rational, proven methods of identifying likely criminal behavior.

When will Americans be revolted enough by this insanity to demand a stop to this intolerable treatment of the rest of us?  As much as I disdain Snowden for spilling his guts to our enemies, his traitorous acts may shake us up enough to cause our government to quit being stupid.

A quote from Dante is a warning to our leaders who are doing everything they can, including suspecting and offending all of us, to maintain their neutrality to the evil of Islam:

“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Edward Snowden: Traitor or Hero is a Traitor

The Snowjob update June 23:

Snowden has ticket to Cuba, may go to Venezuela: Russian reports

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is booked on a flight from Moscow to Cuba on Monday, Russian news agencies Interfax and Itar-Tass cited sources at Russian airline Aeroflot as saying on Sunday.

Itar-Tass cited its source as saying Snowden would fly from Havana to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was looking into the situation and confirmed Snowden may be planning to travel through Moscow as a transit passenger en route to another destination.

Still believe Snowden is this innocent little brain-endowed waif?  Why would he travel to our country’s most vocal adversaries if he was not a traitor?  Are Iran and North Korea next?

More HERE from FOX News.

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Original June 12 post…

Eddy Snowden, the 29-year old “morally superior” brat who used to have a top secret clearance is trying to frame the argument as if he is the one in control.  While his purpose has won some fans, his methods demonstrate the lack of maturity and judgment of a pre-pubescent playing with matches in a dynamite factory.  While he may continue exuding blockbuster comments for awhile, he is anything but in control.

Does he even care that he chose the road of “traitor” to make his point? 

He claims he is neither traitor nor hero.  That he is “an American.”

Well, Eddy baby.  News flash.  You are an idiot.  While you have your rebel fans, you sold out your claim to the moral high road when you chose the “tabloid trash” method of exposing a perceived wrong.  And that story is looking a bit dodgy.  Don’t you think there were better ways of getting the word out?  You know darn well you could have sought out a sympathetic Congressman or two (Rand Paul comes to mind) to initiate Congressional hearings.  That would have lent a lot more legitimacy to what now appears to be a case of espionage and sedition.

Does this acting-out juvenile know how bad it looks on his part, a high school dropout, bouncing on over to China for protection?  More and more every day it looks like he was a groomed traitor rather than a sincere whistle blower.  He did not take the whistler blower route.  He did not keep his concerns “in the family.”  Instead, he went to mommy media, then to papa China.  Seriously.

While I believe those in Washington controlling our national security priorities have an agenda that is not in our nation’s best interests, I have enough faith in our system to believe that there are some in Congress who would have listened to and acted on this guys’ complaints.

Aside from baby Eddys’ gross lack of judgment (giving him the benefit of the doubt) unless he really was a plant, he revealed a huge weakness in our nation’s ability to keep secrets:  Too many contractors with too little skill and attention to hiring and monitoring practices essential to maintain our national security. 

Not only does Eddy’s head need to roll, there needs to be some serious scrutiny of the counter-intelligence methods we have in place to assure there aren’t dozens of other baby Eddy’s running around spilling their secret guts.

Here’s a comment from a Telegraph article that sums up my view:

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I'm sorry, but I have a hard time accepting someone at Snowden's level deciding on his own to de-classify national security secrets, regardless of his motive.  Are we going to entrust our national security to some low level employee who decides they know better than everybody else?  Because that's what this comes down to. 

We head down this path and it won't take long before one of these "do-gooders" reveals information that directly leads to a terrorist attack and numerous casualties.

Bottom line, who is Edward Snowden to decide which national security secrets should be revealed to our enemies?  You might trust him to make those decisions, but I don’t.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Accurate explanation of nation’s ills…

The following is said to have been written by Ben Stein and recited by him on
CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.  Whether Snopes claims Ben or Batman wrote it all, it is all true.

“My confession:

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat...

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where
the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine
Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school... The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.

And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about..

 And we said okay..

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward  this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein”

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Affirmative action = White slight

From the very beginning, affirmative action has been legalized discrimination. It is a bad idea whose time has come and gone; that has served its liberal, guilt-suppressing purpose. And what do we have to show for it?  Barack Hussein Obama as president; a man that has been given preferential treatment throughout his college and political career despite his mediocre performance every step of the way.  I wonder how many brighter, more productive individuals were discriminated against to pave the way for his undeserved entitlements?

Penalizing those who are not entitled to affirmative action is painfully similar to what the dhimmi status does to non-Muslims:  They both create a second class status among those who don’t meet the affirmative action or Islamic “standard.”

What impact does this have on the second class Caucasians who have been subject to 40 years of such discrimination?  Here is one indication.  For the first time in American history, the number of white births fell behind the number of white deaths.  This is a sign of an oppressed group of people – two generations of individuals who have been told that hard work and success do not count.  Yes, there is a sense in our culture that having and raising children just takes too much away from our personal pleasure.  But there is also a sense of being subject to legalized oppression which is universally understood to dampen the spirit of those subject to such oppression.  Caucasians are people, too, who suffer no differently to spirit-damaging discrimination than other races have suffered.

Demographers suggest this decline in white cohort-survival numbers is temporary until the economy improves after which birthrates are forecast to increase.  I’m not confident of that.  First, the economy is not improving enough to make much difference.  Second, the society is still immersed in hedonism.  Third, affirmative action is continuing, which dampens the sense of worth and deflates the motivation to procreate among whites.

Whites are already a minority in several states, in many large cities and in the core of most large cities.  This minority status will spread to more states and cities as immigration (legal and illegal) continues, as birth rates of immigrants remain high, and as white birthrates continue to decline.

The thing about legislative social engineering is that those who have been conditioned to such legalized favoritism over decades form a strong entitlement lobby.  Their primary purpose in life is devoted to assuring affirmative action entitlements remain in place in perpetuity, if not increased – even if they are no longer a discriminated against minority.

With the current entitlement society mentality, we will soon see the day when Sharia-inspired Muslims will be given extraordinary privileges at the expense of the rest of us, despite the fact that their ideology is intolerant and oppressive to non-Muslims.  Already we are told we cannot express the truth of the history and current danger of the Islamist ideology lest we might offend.  

Affirmative action distorts reality, stifles motivation, and suppresses the truth.

Here is the article on the white birthrate:

White deaths outnumber births in US for first time
By Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik, The Washington Post
Posted June 13, 2013, at 5:46 a.m.

More white people died in the U.S. last year than were born, a surprising slump coming more than a decade before the census predicts that the ranks of white Americans will drop with every passing year.

Population estimates for 2012 released by the Census Bureau Thursday showed what’s known as a natural decrease — a straightforward calculation of births minus deaths — of about 12,400 people among the nation’s 198 million whites who are not Hispanic. Overall in Maine, the number of deaths exceeded births statewide in 2012.

Though the percentage is small, several demographers said they are not aware of another time in U.S. history — not even during the Depression or wartime — when the dominant racial group experienced such shrinkage. No other group showed a similar fall off.

The decrease was offset by 188,000 white immigrants, primarily from Canada and Germany, but also from Russia and Saudi Arabia. And non-Hispanic whites remain the single largest group, making up 63 percent of the country.

But demographers were surprised by the outsized drop in births compared to deaths, which the Census Bureau projects will begin happening with regularity by 2025.

“We’re jumping the gun on a long, slow decline of our white population, which is going to characterize this century,” said William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution. “It’s a bookend from the last century, when whites heped us grow. Now it’s minorities who are going to make the contributions to our economic and population growth over the next 50 years.”

A number of demographic and economic factors are behind the slowdown that has been underway for several years.

As a group, non-Hispanic whites are considerably older than anyone else, with a median age of 42. The median age for Asians is 34. For African Americans, it’s under 32 and for Hispanics it’s under 28.

Women with college degrees of all races have been delaying marriage and childbearing to the end of their 20s and beyond, until they have finished their educations and established careers. Once they settle down, they tend to have fewer children. Census figures also show that white women are far more likely to be childless than Hispanic or African American women.

The recession that began in late 2007 exacerbated those longterm trends. Fertility rates have been slowly dropping since 2007. For white women, they are now below the level considered necessary to keep the population at a stable level. During the recession, researchers found women who had lost health insurance or whose partners were unemployed were reluctant to have more children at a time when they could least afford them.

This latest demographic fall is not the first harbinger of the future. Earlier this year, census figures showed that for the first time in U.S. history, a majority of newborn babies were minorities.

Ken Johnson, a demographer with the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, said the demographics suggest many people are making the decision about whether to have children as if the recession had not ended. Even if the fertility rates pick up, he said, there will be just a temporary lull before people born in the 1940s and 1950s start dying in large numbers.

“This has more to do with births than it does deaths,” he said. “Once this recession has waned, we’re probably going to see at least a temporary uptick in births, until death rates start to rise. Then there’ll be no stopping it.”

The decline in the non-Hispanic white population has happened more quickly than demographers with the Census Bureau have been predicting. That’s because both births and immigration levels, which can counter the drop, have slowed more than expected in recent years, said Jennifer Ortman, a demographer in the population projections division of the Census Bureau.

Census demographers expect the growth rate for non-Hispanic whites to resume going up, slowly, when the economy improves. Whites should peak in 2024, when the oldest baby boomers, who are overwhelmingly non-Hispanic whites, are well into their 70s and dying in larger numbers. After falling just short of 200 million every year.

The decrease for whites has little significance in the short term, said Dowell Myers, a demographer and urban planner who teaches at the University of Southern California.

“In California, we roll our eyes at this,” he said. “Whites have been a minority here since 1999. But whites are still a majority of voters. Babies don’t vote. Older people vote. So it doesn’t have any direct functional meaning.”

But Frey, the Brookings demographer, said the natural decrease in whites suggests the U.S. will need immigration to continue if it is going to thrive.

“It’s going to be clear soon, if it isn’t already, that we’re going to depend much more on our young, largely minority popoulation to keep not only the economy of the country going, but the well-being of our aging white population,” he said. Last year we saw the majority of babies are minorities. Now we see more whites are dying than being born. Together, that tells us a lot about where we’re going as a country.”

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Out of control government spying on the wrong targets

Government gone rogue…

Are you beginning to not recognize our nation?

What a combination of revelations over the last couple of weeks.  I’m all for tracking the Islamic threat in the US.  Wasn’t that what the post-9-11 new Department of Homeland Security and Patriot Act were created to address?

Talk about  the American people being duped.  I was all for the Patriot Act after 9-11.  I was na├»ve enough to believe we could trust the federal government – believe what they said, and believed that they would do the “right thing” following 9-11 – go after the “bad guys.”  I should have known better when days after 9-11 President Bush declared Islam is a “religion of peace” and one of his first stops was the Muslim Mosque in DC to help make Muslims feel more secure about their hatred of our our way of life.  But I didn’t.  My oh my what oil money will buy.

Instead, over the past several years, particularly under the Obama regime, we have learned that Homeland Security has been targeting returning vets, and gun and Bible owning patriots.

And now, this week, we learn that the federal government has focused its spying on conservatives, reporters, and phone-subscribing Americans – through every means imaginable, and more.  What happened to the focus on the Islamic ideology that attacked us and continues to do so?  Sadly, that never has been the focus.  We are all suspects!

What we have is a government that has subverted the published intention of the Patriot Act – which was to defend our country against the Islamists who attacked and promised to attack again, and have - and turned it against Christian, Jewish, atheist, and agnostic Americans.   So not only has Washington ignored the real threat, Islamists, and focused it on patriotic Americans, but they have done it in an extraordinarily invasive and draconian manner.   My trust in the federal government has plummeted to the point that I feel like I live in a hostile foreign country.

It appears that every agency of the Federal Government is charged with the mission of ignoring Islamists and going after the average Joe American.  Yeah, you and I might not have anything to hide.  But there are sickening consequences for those of us who are caught in the cross-hairs of Washington treachery -  against those of us with the “wrong” belief system or ideology.  We are not “liberal”.  We are not “Muslim.”  We are not for “big government.”  We are the target.  Some of us, the Tea Parties, bloggers, outspoken citizens who write to their representatives, may face various forms of federal intimidation and punishment.  It may be from the IRS.  It may be from various licensing or inspection bureaus, it may be through health care manipulation.  The scenarios are endless.

I haven’t bothered posting any links to the myriad of news stories coming out fast and furiously on scandal upon scandal - intrusion upon intrusion – because the revelations are legion.

But here are the story headlines from the Drudge Report on June 6, 2013:

And just for the record:  Our federal government is under the influence of pro-Islamic interests and defenders more than I would have ever believed just three months ago.  There is a reason why our government officials don’t tell the truth about Islam and its orthodox fascists doctrines.  They are complicit, influenced, manipulated, and ignorant.  The Obama administration has invited dozens of so-called “moderate” Muslims (many of whom with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood which vows the demise of our nation) into national security positions.  Those of us who attempt to tell the truth about Islam are the new enemy – along with many of our friends and neighbors who are not thrilled with Washington.  And recent revelations of the targets of the Orwellian government intrusion into our lives is one proof.  Expect more treachery from a federal government agency gone bad near you.

Here are several recently published books that document the sad reality of Islamist domination of Washington:

Unlike many who are more libertarian than I am, I would not have minded extensive government surveillance targeted at the appropriate profile of likely terrorist, the overwhelming majority of whom have proven to be male Muslims between the ages of 15 and 40.  But to see the target shifted to mom and pop Americans is utterly sickening.