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… Another Dandy Nugget from Bill O ‘ Reilly …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 27th,2013

… it is from last night ‘ s Talking Points Memo . Watch it for yourself , and tell me what you think …

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.. Bill O ‘  Reilly is someone who is not easy to peg ideologically . He is , by his own admission , a libertarian . Many of his views ,

An example of The O'Reilly Factor's Talking Po...

An example of The O’Reilly Factor’s Talking Points Memo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

but not all , are conservative in nature . He is generally supportive of the Tea Party and their goals , but is sometimes dubious about some of their methods , feeling that the ways that they are trying to change our politics are more than a little naive . He is extraordinarily critical of hypocrites , in general , and the ObamaCrap Administration , in particular …

 

… as relates to last night …

As the United States approaches the 50th anniversary of the March on  Washington, many are taking the time to reflect on how far the nation has come.  In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O’Reilly speculated what Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr. would think of the racial situation in America today.

“If Dr. King were alive today, I believe he would be brokenhearted about what  has happened to the traditional family, and not only among blacks.”

O’Reilly speculated that Dr. King would not be pleased with the  out-of-wedlock birth rate, the broken education system and the rap industry. “Would he approve the Civil  Rights Movement that continues to blame American society for the problems  encountered by blacks rather than encouraging personal responsibility as a way  to achieve individual success?”

The  Factor host criticized Saturday’s march in Washington D.C. for being “heavy  on grievance” and “light on problem solving.”

O’Reilly slammed Al Sharpton’s National Action Network for financially  profiting off of the event. Watch his full remarks in the clip above.

 

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… In Honour of the ” I Have A Dream ” Speech [50th Anniversary] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 27th,2013

.. in honour of the important anniversary of this speech , I am reposting the text and links to the video of the speech .

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.. the Reverend Dr King is a hero of mine . Even though his politics most probably were a polar opposite of mine , his leadership , his courage , and his moral exemplars have helped change a nation , and continue to help change our world .

.. Originally , I was not going to post links to the video of the speech . However , with the antics of the current immoral horrendous leadership , or lack thereof , in the black community , they have defiled the examples set by the Reverend Dr. King , and turned the current 50th Anniversary commermoration into a partisan hate festival , with no place for morality , faith , or religion at all .

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… The Situation is Fairly Clear – Cut and Simple … [American Legion IRS Controversy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 27th,2013

.. It has come to my attention recently that the I.R.S. has been on the case of individual American Legion Posts , different regions of the Legion (Departments , or the State level) , and the national level of the legion itself .

.. You might wonder what they all have done to draw the ire of the Service . I wondered quite a bit , myself . I did some research on the subject , and , then , WOW . It seems that the I.R.S. is trying to harass and intimidate individual A.L. posts , by micromanaging their membership requirements . Their requirements are taut enough , believe you me . I am an Sons of the American Legion , or S.A.L. (an auxillary) member of a Detachment . That Detachment is attached to an individual Post , which is its sponsor .

.. An individual post cannot play around with the membership requirements . They are mandated by Congress (for the Legion) by service in a time of War . A veteran must certify that they have served , and present their honourable discharge (basically , a certified copy) to the post officers . The post officers make the relevant photocopies , and are required to make and keep meticulous records . Those requirements are also imposed via the National Post , and the Department – level (or State) . The process for the S.A.L. is similar . Records are meticulous , and are kept up the line for every single individual member . Yes , they have to be that stringent .

.. The individual Post , along with the groups up the line , are non – for – profit groups . As a result , they do not pay income taxes . They have to file income tax returns , nonetheless , and a financial disclosure form (Form 990) with the Service . One sees the requirements are tough enough .

.. Now , the Service wants to make it tougher . They have played around with the I.R.S. audit manual , specific to veterans and fraternal organizations . The problem is that they have done so in contravention to logic , good sense , and the law . The government itself maintains the dates of service records at the Department of Defense . The Department of Veterans Affairs receives the update when the individual veteran applies for veterans ‘ benefits , via the honourable discharge form (the D.D. -214). Court precedent protects individual non – profit groups membership lists from prying eyes . There has to be one hell of a good reason for a court to order a individual group to cough up its membership list . Otherwise , they cannot be touched . Most of all , by the government . Why the I.R.S. wants to breach this is nuts . They should damn well know better . The government itself maintains the record . Why would they need or want to harass an individual group over its not-for-profit status over something so petty as this ?

.. The I.R.S. is going to get sued over this . They deserve to be sued . They do have a job to do , to enforce the laws on our country ‘ s Internal Revenue Code . What they do no , should not , and cannot do is waste everyone ‘ s valuable time and money on something that has already been done somewhere else . They are also doing so clearly in contravention of the law . After the infamy of the I.R.S. scandals , they should know better . They are going to lose , and lose big time .

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… Good Lord Almighty — Does Even MTV have any kind of Decency ?

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 27th,2013

.. it would appear that , from last night , that they do not .

.. It appears that Miley Cyrus wants to completely divorce herself from the image that made her a star . Once she turned 18 , it was off to the races . Things could get extremely racy , kinky , and outrageous , —- BUT THIS ????

.. It seems that stuff likes this happens every year . Celebrities seem to compete with each other to see how outrageous they can be , and be more so than anyone else .

.. On any other night , a reunion of ‘NSYNC , with Justin Timberlake in the lead , and taking the lead on reuniting his old bandmates , would be the story of the night . On any other night ….

.. If you have seen it , o.k. . If you have not , I would think that you may not want to . No , it is not X – rated . But (no pun intended) , it is not far off . For those who are sadistic enough to still want to see it , yes , I do have links ….

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[link] & [link] — these two are for youtube videos

.. You have been warned . At least you have control over what you want , or do not want to see . The audience at the VMA 2013 and the viewing audience on MTV did not . There likely is some type of advisory for this type of broadcast , and , with its history of outrageous behaviour , people should have expected something . But not this bad .

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… from a Native – Born Citizen , to Any Newly Naturalized Legal Immigrant …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 26th,2013

.. I say , Welcome !!

.. I pray that one of the first things that you do is register to vote . Also , make sure that you do so when election time comes around . Who you support , that is your own business . That is the way that I operate . I only pray that you do register , and that you do vote .

.. God willing , you will support the party that you choose fully , and without any doubts or any reservations . When it comes to elections , all I ask is that one votes ..

.. Welcome !!

The Family’s First American Citizen

After twenty years, I finally became a citizen of the country where my grandmother longed for me to be raised. I became a citizen of the United States of America on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, the same day as Fidel Castro’s birthday (purely coincidence). The ceremony took place in Tampa, the city where national Cuban hero José Martí (one of my favorite writers) made his first historic speech with the memorable line: “With everyone, and for the good of everyone.”

The day before the swearing in, I was in Miami, the often referred to sun capital where I have been living since June. Therefore, we had to drive more than 250 miles, and I say “we” because I was not alone: Mr. Lopez accompanied me the entire time. Of course, we stopped in Fort Myers. That is the city where my family lives and where I had chosen to live since I arrived from Cuba in 2004. That night I decided to sleep with my grandmother; we both conspired to leave behind our men and share some time together. We did not fall asleep until 3 am, spending hours sharing stories and memories. We spoke in hushed tones and laughed together recalling when I was nine years old and we traveled together on a boat that left the fishing port of Coloma on its way to the Isle of Youth. It was there where a speedboat was to pick us up to we could escape the country. But our fear of both the sea and the dictatorship stopped us from leaving on that occasion. We later laughed at our other attempts to leave the island and come to the land of liberty as my grandmother kept repeating, “My dear, you are only a few hours away from becoming the first American citizen in the family.” That night I dreamed of a respectable American passport that would allow me to enter and leave any country in the world, which made me feel both lucky and grateful.

We awoke early that morning, grateful that the alarm clock went off and on time. I got dressed enthusiastically, putting on what I thought to be appropriate attire for the occasion. I just drank a glass of milk for breakfast, feeling a knot in my stomach that comes from nerves. Everyone lined up at the door to say goodbye: my mother, my grandmother, and my son, who for some reason did not cry because I was leaving without him. Gabriel, who is not yet three and does not speak much, said with a smile: “Goodbye, mami.” I should be honest and admit that I felt fortunate.

The drive from Fort Myers to Tampa did not go by in silence. To the contrary, I sang along with every single song that played on the radio. I am sure I must have tortured the ears of my driver, Mr. Lopez. Unfortunately, my rejoicing was too selfish and did not take into consideration such details. I felt like an orphan girl who had just been adopted by rich and generous parents. This was my moment, and my day had arrived.

I can say that not only were we punctual, we were too punctual. We arrived two hours early. I took advantage of one of those hours to put on my makeup in the car. This time, however, I did not complain about how small the mirrors are in car sun visors. The truth is that I have always believed the men who design these cars should put a little more thought into the needs of a modern woman. The second hour was spent inside the building, waiting patiently for the event to begin.

 

The event began at exactly one o’clock without any delay (the first lesson for those who want to become American citizens is that in this culture, you are better off respecting appointment times in a precise and formal manner) and lasted for approximately one hour. The hall where it took place was spacious and impeccably organized. The seats set up in the center were for those who were there that day to receive their certificate of citizenship. Other seats were set up on either side of the ones in the center for friends and family members. The ceremony began with a video presentation showing important figures in American history. We then sang the national anthem. Afterwards, they began to announce all the countries of the candidates who were becoming citizens, with each person standing when they heard their country mentioned. I would be lying if I said I did not feel emotional when I heard my beloved Cuba announced. It was a moment where I felt angst instead of patriotism. It was as if they were asking a biological daughter of Cuba, who has been adopted and is now the legitimate daughter of the U.S.A., to please stand up. I stood up with tears in my eyes, my emotions colliding as I felt both the joy of appreciation and the pain of realizing that I would never be that little girl who rode in limousines to the mansion belonging to my adoptive parents. I now recognized the troubling reality that my “mother” never protected me like she should have, that she held me back, that she neglected me, that she never defended my rights, that she gave me a life of hunger and misery, that she never allowed me to express myself freely, that she underestimated me so often, that she never knew my real needs, and that she left me to fend for myself. Nevertheless, a mother that I inexplicably still loved.

The video message from President Barack Obama was an emotional moment and pulled me out of my trance. The song God Bless America made me cry in front of everyone. We swore allegiance to the flag, which represents a nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. Then we swore allegiance to the America, which is nothing less than absolutely and eternally renouncing any other country, principality, state, or sovereignty where we were citizens before. We swore to support and defend the constitution and the laws of the United States against any enemies, either foreign or domestic, and to have faith and loyalty to the constitution. We promised to defend the United States and to obey the orders of the government when the law requires.

We all ended our pledges in unison with a “so help us God,” and then they handed us a yellow envelope. It was like winning the visa lottery all over again. Inside the envelope was a small American flag and two books; a small one with 27 amendments and another one titled “We the People” where we can read the founding documents, the hymns, and see the symbols of the United States of America. They also give us important information on our rights and responsibilities. From what I could surmise from skimming the information, my rights totaled seven while my responsibilities totaled 10. We also received a guide for voter registration in national elections and other information on applying for a passport and social security among other things.

Finally, they gave us our certificate of citizenship. Once I had it in my hands, I looked over at Mr. Lopez who had his eyes fixed on me, trying to capture the moment with photo after photo. I could tell he was moved by the occasion as he stood in the crowd of observers and made a sign for me to check my cell phone, which I had silenced and stored in my purse. I had a text message that said: “Don’t worry, this is a great country, you are going to be fine here, I promise.”

The tears began to flow and I remembered how much I had studied to pass the citizenship exam with more than 100 questions on civics and American history. I remembered the interview conducted in English with the African American woman, who I miraculously understood perfectly. At that moment, a proud smile spread across my lips. I felt a strange happiness that pushed any regret that could exist right out of me.

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… Earth to JohnBoy : No Kidding , Duh ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 26th,2013

.. Now it seems that the ObamaCrap Administration is finally getting the lead out of its rear end where it concerns Syria . Unfortunately , it is more than a day late , and definitely more than a dollar short .

.. Intervention now in Syria ‘ s civil war would be like closing the barn door after the horses have already long since left . This kind of intervention around a year or so ago would have made a real difference . Now , long after Iran and its allies have acted , it may help , but it is highly unlikely to be much of a difference – maker .

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Monday that the U.S. has additional information about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus last week.

Kerry said in a press conference that the number of victims of the attack on Wednesday, the reported symptoms and the accounts of humanitarian organizations strongly indicate that chemical weapons were used in Syria.

Kerry added that the U.S. believes the regime of president Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the attack, and that the Syrian government’s decision to grant U.N. investigators access to the site of the attack came “too late to be credible.”

Syrian opposition forces said last Wednesday that hundreds of people were killed near Damascus in an alleged chemical weapons attack. The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders announced on Saturday they had counted at least 355 deaths in the suburb of Ghouta.

U.N. investigators inspected the site of the alleged chemical attack on Monday, despite being targeted by snipers earlier that day. Reuters reports that the investigators met with survivors and took samples on the site.

It was unclear who was behind the attack on the officials. While members of the opposition blamed the Assad regime, Syria’s government held rebels responsible.

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… in Honour of the Reverend Dr. King ‘ s ” I have a Dream” Speech [50th Anniversary]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. First , I wanted to repost a favourite Newsmax columnist of mine , his niece , the Rev. Dr Alveda C. King , and her column , commermorating her uncle ‘ s achivement …

Remembering My Uncle’s ‘Dream’

Friday, 23 Aug 2013 03:24 PM

By Alveda King

Fifty years ago, a valiant group of people from across America and around the globe embarked on a “March on Washington.”

While there have been many marches on Washington, possibly before and certainly afterward, the 1963 March on Washington

English: Dr. Martin Luther King giving his &qu...

English: Dr. Martin Luther King giving his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Español: Dr. Martin Luther King dando su discurso “Yo tengo un sueño” durante la Marcha sobre Washington por el trabajo y la libertad en Washington, D.C., 28 de agosto de 1963. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

remains the premier example of how unity of heart and spirit can transform a community, a nation and a world.

My parents, A.D. and Naomi King, attended the March, and were there when their famous brother and brother-in-law, respectively, delivered the now famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Back then, they were marching for jobs, decent housing and decent education. Of course, then as well as now, jobs, housing, and education remain in the category of issues that impact all human beings from a common perspective.

After all, everyone needs some form of income to provide food and shelter, and we all need some form of intellectual enlightenment.

Fifty years later, the March has taken on a different flavor, and is more cause-oriented than the counterpart of days gone by. The 2013 March includes themes that go beyond those basic demands of 1963.

History teaches us that causes can divide people while Agape love can unite. During his lifetime, my Uncle M. L. spoke of a dream. He spoke of a “beloved Community.”

For the last several days, people have tempted me to delve into the political melee about who is right with respect to one cause or another.

Yet, I still cling to the hope that agape love will take the place of political and moral turpitude, and that people will rise above debates about tolerance and reach, instead, for compassion and transformation.

I will join the hundreds of thousands in D.C. over the next few days. I’m asking you to join us, and if you can’t come, please pray with us. Some of the upcoming events promise to be exciting and soul-stirring. As my cousin, King Center CEO Bernice A. King, a convener of the nationwide and global mobilization, says:

“The response to our call to commemorate the March on Washington and my father’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech has been overwhelming.”

She said, “Our coalition has organized a wonderful, diverse program, which begins in Atlanta, continues for eight days in Washington, D.C., and culminates with a global bell-ringing. We expect hundreds of thousands of people to join us in the nation’s capital for this historic event, and many more to take part worldwide in their communities.”

On Sunday, Aug. 25, The King Center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech by participating in a gospel brunch sponsored by the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts at 11:30 a.m. in the grand ballroom of the Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Dr. King put the finishing touches on his famous speech in his suite at the Willard Hotel the night before the transformational Aug. 28, 1963 March on Washington and civil rights rally.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the King Center will co-host the K-12th Grade Educational Initiative at the “School Without Walls,” a Washington, D.C., public school. The event is for students, but the public is invited to stream the program by clicking here or by going to: http://officialmlkdream50.com/ . My mother, Naomi King, and my cousin, Dr. Angela Farris Watkins, are slated to speak at the forum that day.

The King Center, along with the National Park Service and others, is co-sponsoring a full day of activities on Aug. 28, the actual anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. There will be an interfaith service from 8:30 a.m. (prelude) to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

That afternoon there will be a “Let Freedom Ring Call to Action and Commemoration Ceremony” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial featuring remarks from President Obama, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the King family, elected officials, international dignitaries, celebrities, youth and leaders from national and international organizations.

The program is global in nature and will include performances by a Haka team from New Zealand and Junkanoo performers from the Bahamas.

Confirmed program participants include Kid President, Jaime Fox, Peter and Paul, Hill Harper, Soledad O’Brien, Lynda Johnson Robb, Bebe Winans, Shirley Caesar, Heather Headley, and others to be announced. A song I wrote, “Let Freedom Ring,” will also be performed that day. For more details, click here or go to http://officialmlkdream50.com/.

Bernice says her father’s call to “Let Freedom Ring” in his speech will be answered with programs and bell-ringing ceremonies across the nation on at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Aug. 28.

In addition to the activities scheduled for Washington, D.C., programs celebrating the ’63 March and Dr. King’s dream and bell-ringing ceremonies have also been scheduled in places as diverse as:

Montgomery, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo.; Stone Mountain, Roswell, Rome, and Atlanta, Ga.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Topeka, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.; Boston, Mass.; Chaska, Minn.; Tougaloo College, Jackson, Greenwood, and Columbus, Miss.; Jefferson City, Mo.; Amherst, Concord, Isles of Shoals, Nashua, North Conway, Pelham, and Mt. Washington, N.H.; New York City and Nyack, N.Y.; Delaware and Granville, Ohio; Allentown, Lafayette College, and Allegheny College, Pa.; Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas; Marion Cross School in Norwich, Vt.; and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., with more being added every day.

Bell-ringing programs will take place outside the United States at 3 p.m. in their respective time zones. Activities are also planned in Kathmandu, Nepal; Lutry and Montreaux, Switzerland; Monrovia, Liberia; London; and Tokyo.

In my heart of hearts I truly believe that we all long to be “free at last.”

I’m not sure how many of us remember the rest of the phrase from that speech delivered so long ago:

“Thank God Almighty, we’re free at last.”

As we approach the March and the Bell Ringing Ceremony, let us pray for each other and love one another so that we can ascend above the looming abyss that threatens to reach that higher ground.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open-housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

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.. LEC again — he is a hero of mine , too . Thank You , and God Bless You , Reverend Dr. King ! ..

… and here is a printable text version of his “I Have a Dream Speech” …

The Full Text of the Famous Speech by America’s Greatest Civil Rights Icon

By The Rev. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.

Aug. 28, 1963—

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.

But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment and to underestimate the determination of the Negro. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor’s lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

 

 

 

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… It is a Day Late , POTUS , and a Dollar Short (to say the least) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. Now he starts to speak .

.. Since the evidence is clearly overwhelming , POTUS has finally found that his hand has been forced . He cannot ignore the obvious . Chemical Weapons have been used by the Assad regime in Damascus , and there is no getting around that fact . Also , sitting there , and doing nothing , for the ObamaCraps is not an option any longer .

.. POTUS called the apparent gassing of hundreds of Syrian civilians a “big event of grave concern” but stressed on Friday that he would not rush to embroil Americans in a costly new war.

As opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad braved the frontlines around Damascus to try and deliver tissue samples to U.N. inspectors from victims of Wednesday’s poisoning, Obama brushed over an interviewer’s reminder that he once called the use of chemical weapons a “red line” for U.S. action on Syria.

He played down the chances of Assad cooperating with a U.N. team that might, if given access soon, provide conclusive evidence of what happened. In any case, he would not react in haste to calls for U.S. intervention that would “mire” Americans in an undertaking that was counter to their long-term interests.

.. Noting budget constraints, problems of international law and a continuing U.S. casualty toll in Afghanistan, Obama told CNN:

“Sometimes what we’ve seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations, can result in us being drawn into very expensive, difficult, costly interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region.

“The United States continues to be the one country that people expect can do more than just simply protect their borders. But that does not mean that we have to get involved with everything immediately.

“We have to think through strategically what’s going to be in our long-term national interests.”

.. LEC again — International Law is arrived at by the acts and customs agreed upon by the Laws of Nations . It is not arrived at by cowardice in the face of evil , when evil will triumph , because supposedly good people do nothing , and invoke the Sergeant Schultz excuse , “I hear nothing , nothing , nothing …. ” . Part of those acts to be arrived at is for those of the forces of good to decide to stand up , they have had enough , and take action . Also , part of that situation is making sure that your word is your bond , and that your word is good . It means get your head out of your [bleep] , and get to it …

Asked about his comment – a year to the day before the poison fumes hit sleeping residents of rebel-held Damascus suburbs – that chemical weapons would be a red line for the United States, he replied: “If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it.”

LEC again — What a Wuss !!

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… The Virus that Needs to Be Curbed , Axelrod …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. is the demagogic politics of your former boss , Davey – Boy !

.. David Axelrod (or , as I prefer to call him Assholerod) appeared on pMSNBC to comment on U.S. Senator Tom Coburn ‘ s own appearance earlier in the day . It was also a commentary on comments that Coburn had mad at various town hall – style events that Senator Coburn had held back in Oklahoma during the August recess . To say the least , Davey Boy was not amused .

.. [link] Here is the link for the video , and please watch it . No , I am not a fan of Assholerod . Far from it , it shows how bloody arrogant the ObamaCraps and their fellow travelers are about what they have done , and what they are trying to do . Axelrod ‘ s pique was specific to Coburn ‘ s comments about POTUS being perilously close to the borderline of “impeachable offences . ”

.. Coburn is right . Obama has , to be honest , committed several impeachable offences . One of them being the gross abuse of power . That one has occured on several occasions . There are indeed others . And there is more to come on that . That is for sure .

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… A Rather Appropriate Photo [#JailKate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. Kaitlyn Hunt is right where she belongs . in Jail . no where else .

.. and her lawyer is an idiot . Screw the lawyer statement .

Anyone who watched Tuesday’s hearing in the Kaitlyn Hunt case knows two things: “Free Kate” is guilty as hell, and her lawyer is an

... right where she belongs !! ...

… right where she belongs !! …

idiot.

Let’s admit that even a good lawyer would have difficulty representing a client as guilty as Kaitlyn Hunt. Bad cases require bad arguments, and if the guilty client insists on fighting the case all the way to trial, any attorney who accepts the fee is going to be obliged to look like an incompetent idiot from time to time.

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… You figure that the Hunt Family would Learn [#JailKate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. but , Noooooooooooooooooooooooo .

.. via Lonely Conservative

Father Of Pedophile Tries To Shut Down Critical Website

Do you remember hearing about Kaitlyn Hunt, the young woman who was arrested for having sex with a 14 year old girl? Well, she’s in jail now because she refused to stop molesting the middle school child. In the meantime, her father and some of her supporters have been trying to shut down The Other McCain which has been critical of Hunt.

Every decent, law-abiding citizen of Indian River County despises the Hunt family, a vile pack of trashy scum who have done everything possible to bring shame and dishonor upon their community.

And it has now come to my attention that several weeks ago, when the facts of the Kaitlyn Hunt case were just beginning to steven hunt (mug shot)destroy the dishonest “Free Kate” myth her parents had created with their hateful lies, Steven Hunt conspired with one of their Facebook group administrators to “shut down” this blog ….

In other words, Amber was soliciting membesr of the computer-hacking conspiracy “Anonymous” — which had originally rallied to the “Free Kate” banner — to help shut down my blog. Amber boasted of her influence within Anonymous. While those online anarchists are crazy, however, most of them are not stupid and, as the facts about Kaitlyn Hunt’s case emerged, support among the “Anons” quickly eroded.

You see the lawless tactics that Kaitlyn Hunt’s lawless supporters endorsed in their effort to suppress the truth. As the entire purpose of the “Free Kate” movement was to apply political pressure to Florida law enforcement — to smear the victim’s family and falsely accuse prosecutors of discriminatory intent — it is possible that these messages might be interpreted as part of a conspiracy to obstruct justice.

(on the other side [h/t — theOtherMcCain.com])

site, SupportHonesty.net, which compiles the authentic facts about the Kaitlyn Hunt case. Amber identified me as “the biggest supporter” of SupportHonesty.net. Steven Hunt then called me a “DOUCHE,” and Amber said:

“Yeah well im trying to get his server kicked off
the internet and cause him to go in a media blackout.
thats if anon agrees with our opinion of him.”

In other words, Amber was soliciting members of the computer-hacking conspiracy “Anonymous” — which had originally rallied to the “Free Kate” banner — to help shut down my blog. Amber boasted of her influence within Anonymous. While those online anarchists are crazy, however, most of them are not stupid and, as the facts about Kaitlyn Hunt’s case emerged, support among the “Anons” quickly eroded.

You see the lawless tactics that Kaitlyn Hunt’s lawless supporters endorsed in their effort to suppress the truth. As the entire purpose of the “Free Kate” movement was to apply political pressure to Florida law enforcement — to smear the victim’s family and falsely accuse prosecutors of discriminatory intent — it is possible that these messages might be interpreted as part of a conspiracy to obstruct justice.

But I am just a journalist, not a lawyer.

“Brass-knuckles reputation management” usually fails, because the truth eventually is known, and if Steven Hunt has not researched the “Streisand Effect,” he should be advised that he has been dealing with its consequences for about three months now.

Honest people hate a liar, and when the liar displays himself as a bully who thinks he can intimidate people into silence . . .

Well, how’s that plan working out for ya so far, Steve?

Your criminal pervert daughter is now in jail, charged with a new felony, the evidence of which the judge called “overwhelming.” Kaitlyn’s lawyer seems to be having a nervous breakdown, and people who have long been silent are now speaking out.

As bad as that was, Booking #2012-00001721 has now been exposed as having sought to deprive me of my professional livelihood, and therefore the dreaded War Oath of Clan Cameron has been sworn.

… LEC again … Rob is pursuing his chosen vocation , his career , and those cretins in the Hunt family are trying , in rather creepy fashion , to try and trash his reputation , and his blog . I have never met him , except on the ‘net , and he appears to be a decent , god – fearing christian gentleman and husband and father . He is most worthy of your patronage and your support …

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… It Figures (Oberlin College Race Hoax) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. and the perpetrator is , ta – da . an ardent loon …

.. It figures …

[h/t — theDailyCaller]
Meet the privileged Obama-supporting white kids who perpetrated cruel Oberlin race hoax

Posted By Chuck Ross On 5:01 AM 08/22/2013 In Daily Caller News Foundation | No Comments

One of the two students removed from Oberlin College earlier this year for allegedly circulating virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus is an ardent leftist and committed supporter of President Barack Obama, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Dylan Bleier, one of the two students, organized a voter registration drive on behalf of Obama before the 2008 election. That

... dylan the dumb - dumb democrap liar ...

… dylan the dumb – dumb democrap liar …

voter drive is still listed on the website for Organizing for Action, the non-profit group whose mission is to advance Obama’s agenda.

The Oberlin Police Department identified Bleier and his partner in the spree, Matt Alden, as two of the principal architects of a month-long spate of racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages at the small, private campus.

On his now-defunct LinkedIn page, Bleier noted that he was the founder and president of the Ithaca High School for Obama club. He also identified himself as a member of the Oberlin College Democrats.

Bleier also listed his participation in a group called Ithaca White Allies Against Structural Racism. He joined the group in May of this year, he reported. He said the group’s goal is to “eradicate structural racism in Tompkins County [NY], via forums discussing racism.”

On his Twitter account, which he protected after TheDCNF reached him on Tuesday, Bleier hailed Obama’s comments on George Zimmerman, tweeting: “Zimmerman is just the tip of the iceberg, a single highly visible symptom of the racist system that is ‘succeeding’ in the US.”

Bleier also describes himself on Twitter as an “atheist/pacifist/environmentalist/libertarian socialist/consequentialist.”

The progressive school canceled all classes for a day in a mad scramble to address the alleged hate-related incidents the campus. The saga culminated in a report of a person wearing a hood and robe resembling a KKK outfit near the Afrikan Heritage House, according to Oberlin’s president Marvin Krislov in a letter also signed by three deans. (RELATED: Vandalism at Oberlin was perpetrated by students)

The Ku Klux Klan incident at Oberlin unfolded in the early morning hours of Monday, March 4.

Senior Sunceray Tabler reported the alleged KKK sighting. Concerned students gathered that night. By morning, they had convinced school administrators to cancel classes for a day and hold a campus-wide teach-ins focusing on racism and homophobia. The kerfuffle made national news. It prompted Lena Dunham, Oberlin alum and star of the HBO series “Girls,” to tweet: “Hey Obies, remember the beautiful, inclusive and downright revolutionary history of the place you call home. Protect each other.” Like Bleier, Dunham is an Obama enthusiast. (RELATED: Obama ad: President wants your electoral virginity)

Oberlin College president Marvin Krislov told CNN at the time that the student rallies were “an educational moment.” He said the students “feel inspired because the institution has the courage to talk about these issues and to confront concerns and that is part of our educational mission.”

Days after the claimed sighting of the KKK member, Oberlin police Lt. Mike McCloskey theorized that the figure Tabler saw was likely a female student who had been wandering around in the same area wearing a blanket.

In June, McCloskey told TheDCNF that Tabler’s boyfriend, who was with her at the time of the incident, said he didn’t see anyone wearing racist attire.

McCloskey also confirmed for TheDCNF then that two white males had been removed from Oberlin’s campus. He would not identify the suspects, but he did note that county prosecutors had no plans to press any criminal charges which might apply.

The FBI also opened an investigation into the spate of hateful messages. Reached Wednesday, the FBI’s Cleveland office told TheDCNF that it could not comment on the case.

While officials at Oberlin have been hostile to all requests for comment since calling off classes, the closed status of the case allowed TheDCNF to obtain police reports through an Ohio Open Records Act request.

The police records indicate that Marjorie Burton, Oberlin’s director of safety and security, initially contacted local police on February 15.

A slew of reports had come in on Feb. 9. One student reported an anti-Semitic flier a campus building. A swastika showed up drawn on a glass door at another building.

Over the next two days, students reported seeing fliers with swastikas and demeaning comments about Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Feb. 11, a female student claimed that both Bleier and Alden were making derogatory comments about her online. She also stated “she had reason to believe that Alden and Bleier were responsible not only for the obscene posts about her but also the derogatory fliers that are being posted around campus.” The student said that Alden and Bleier “are good friends and always together.”

According to the student, someone using the email address marv.krislov@gmail.com directed her to a derogatory comment that had been posted about her online.

On Feb. 13, a student reported to campus officials that a racist flier had appeared on her door. The flier made a derogatory reference to Black History Month and — in all capital letters — the sexual assault of “A WHITE WOMAN!”

The unidentified student said she believed that Bleier and Alden were “responsible for this flyer being posted on her door.”

On Feb. 15, a large handmade poster of a Nazi flag with a swastika was discovered taped inside the windows of the second floor of the Science Hall. Bleier was later found to have after-hours access to the Science Center.

The police report shows that school officials questioned Bleier and Alden. The report says that the two students admitted to leaving at least some of the markings, literature, and other paraphernalia across campus as a “joke” or a “troll.”

Oberlin police later subpoenaed IP records from Google and determined that Bleier was behind the fake Krislov account. Krislov initially indicated that he wanted to pursue an investigation but he did not follow through with the complaint, the police report says.

On Feb. 27, Oberlin security officers finally caught Bleier and Alden — apparently red-handed — in the process of their hateful

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

message circulation. At the time, according to the report, one of the students had discarded a piece of paper reading: “Islam. It kills.”

Bleier attempted to explain away the incriminating evidence, according to the police report.

“I’m doing it as a joke to see the college overreact to it as they have with the other racial postings that have been posted on campus,” he told campus cops.

Both Bleier and Alden then denied having anything to do with the previous postings around the school.

At one point, police records say, Bleier wrote a statement in Burton’s office claiming responsibility for the flier left on the door of a female student February 5. He also owned up to responsibility for some cards containing the word “niggermania.”

“I printed out a page of racist ‘niggermania’ cards to show to friends as a joke/for the shock value,” he allegedly wrote, adding that he had somehow accidently left them sitting in a lounge on campus.

“Matt Alden and I made a giant Nazi flag as a joke to troll people and put it up in the science center,” Bleier also confessed, the police report says.

He claimed to have had nothing to do with any of the other swastikas strewn around campus, but then allegedly wrote, “I posted Krislov’s head photoshopped onto Hitler’s body LoL.”

Comments left by Bleier on an official campus blog suggest that Bleier disagreed with an article Krislov wrote addressing some of the name-calling on a contentious discussion board called ObieTalk. Bleier asked what moral authority Oberlin had in the first place, “especially after approving the switch to frack gas…”

Alden categorically denied involvement in spreading the Nazi imagery, writing in a statement, “I had nothing to do with any swastika banner or other sickening Nazi paraphernalia.”

Lt. McCloskey told TheDCNF in June that both students had “lawyered up” after their statements and that police had not heard from them.

Bleier recently had an academic paper published along with Oberlin professor Matthew Elrod in The Journal of Physical Chemistry. As a student at Ithaca High School, Bleier ranked among the top 50 students in the nation in the 2010 Chemistry Olympiad. On his LinkedIn page, he claimed to have scored nearly perfect on his SAT.

A recent Oberlin graduate who knows both Bleier and Alden spoke to TheDCNF in a phone interview.

“I wouldn’t consider the individuals involved to be racists,” he said. “I think they were kind of troublemakers trying to stir up the pot a little bit.”

The student, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, also suggested that Alden got a kick out of messing with people. “Matt was more of the prankster,” he explained. “Considering they were trolls, they were kind of getting what they wanted out of people getting so upset about it.”

But “then it got to the point where they realized it was bigger than they imagined it could become,” the student added.

The student thinks that Bleier and Alden were likely behind all of the hateful graffiti that marred that campus during the string of incidents in February. He also said that Alden and Bleier had been suspended and removed from campus before the March 4 report of someone wearing KKK attire.

Cornell University law professor William Jacobson, who tracked the Oberlin story at his blog Legal Insurrection, said the fraudulent hate-related incidents “may be the greatest race hoax since Tawana Brawley.”

Jacobson has unsuccessfully reached out to Oberlin officials for comment on the incidents on several occasions.

“Oberlin allowed the entire country to go through months of handwringing over supposedly racist incidents knowing full well it was a hoax,” Jacobson told TheDCNF. “If the president of Oberlin knew of this hoax and allowed Oberlin falsely to be portrayed as a racist campus, he should resign.”

TheDCNF’s requests Wednesday for comment from President Krislov and communications director Scott Wargo were not returned. The school has directly refused to comment on the hoax in the past.

Jeri Galluci, who heads White Allies Against Structural Racism, the Ithaca-based anti-racism alliance cited on LinkedIn by Bleier, confirmed to TheDCNF that Bleier is a member of the group.

“No, no, no,” she said when asked if she thought Bleier was a racist. She added that she had no prior knowledge of the police report recounting Bleier’s involvement in the Oberlin incident.

TheDCNF was able to reach Bleier Tuesday afternoon at his job in Ithaca. He denied involvement in the incidents, but asked for a phone number to reach TheDCNF. He has not called back. However, by Tuesday evening his Twitter account was switched from public to private, and his LinkedIn account had been taken offline.

TheDCNF reached Alden by phone on Wednesday. He hung up without comment. Alden subsequently shut down his Facebook account.

This article has been corrected to state that Bleier hosted the voter registration drive in 2008.

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… Outrageous !! [Elane Photography case ruling // NM] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. this one is truly disgusting and outrageous , folks . It is regarding a local photography business (Elane Photography) in New Mexico . Yes , they are a business that does business in the public sphere .

.. No , they are not compelled to violate their religious beliefs . Or , they should not be compelled to do so . The First Amendment to the Constitution (religious freedom) trumps the attempt at compulsion that New Mexico is attempting in their so – called “Human Rights Act.” They may compel anti – discrimination for gays and lesbians , but they cannot force folks to do business with them in violation of their religious beliefs , plain and simple .

… from Breitbart Media ‘ s Big Government …

On Thursday, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that religious wedding photographers could be forced to photograph same-sex weddings. “When Elane Photography refused to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony, it violated the [New Mexico Human Rights Act, or NMHRA] in the same way as if it had refused to photograph a wedding between people of different races,” the court ruled unanimously.

The court said that Elaine Huguenin, the photographer, had discriminated against gay customers for not photographing their weddings, even though she had said she would be happy to take their pictures in different contexts. The court also refused any differentiation whatsoever between homosexual and heterosexual conduct under the law, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is not licensed in the state of New Mexico. Justice Edward Chavez wrote, “The difficulty in distinguishing between status and conduct in the context of sexual orientation discrimination is that people may base their judgment about an individual’s sexual orientation on the individual’s conduct. To allow discrimination based on conduct so closely correlated with sexual orientation would severely undermine the purpose of the NMHRA.” In other words, orientation and conduct are so intertwined that to discriminate against activity would be to discriminate against the person — an odd line of logic, given that it would then follow that discriminating against religious activity would constitute discrimination on the basis of religion, making the court’s logic self-defeating.

Justice Richard Bosson wrote, in concurrence, that the Huguenins are “compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.” He concluded, “The Huguenins are free to think, to say, to believe, as they wish; they may pray to the God of their choice and follow those commandments in their personal lives wherever they lead. The Constitution protects the Huguenins in that respect and much more. But there is a price, one that we all have to pay somewhere in our civic life.” That “compromise,” he wrote, “is part of the glue that holds us together as a nation, the tolerance that lubricates the varied moving parts of us as a people. That sense of respect we owe others, whether or not we believe as they do, illuminates this country, setting it apart from the discord that afflicts much of the rest of the world. In short, I would say to the Huguenins, with the utmost respect: it is the price of citizenship.”

It may be the price of citizenship for the left, but it is the polar opposite of what the founders stood for when they wrote the First Amendment protecting freedom of religion. This is state-sponsored tyranny at its finest.

Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).

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… Earth calling Jen [Syrian Chem Weaps Attack] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. the Jen i am referring to is a hack ..

.. yes , a hack . Her name is Jen Psaki . She was a longtime Dem operative , and political spokeswoman . Believe it or not , she is now the spokeswoman for our country at the State Department . May God Help Us .

.. You may wonder why ? it is because from the clear evidence on the TV and electronic news , from the sum total of it , that Bashaar Assad ‘ s regime has used chemical weapons in its nation ‘ s civil war . Psaki is trying to split hairs , very abrasively and arrogantly , not saying one way or the other that the attacks occured , when it is absolutely and abudantly clear that it has happened . God , is she an arrogant witch , or what ?

.. [here] , see it for yourself . Even better , watch the other link on the opening , where Shepard Smith (who is not the best interviewer in the pack) of FoxNews kick her butt inside out , and make her look like a colossal idiot …

.. [here] , even better , watch James Rosen (who is a top – flight questioner) skewer her at the podium …

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… Where is U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

English: Samantha Power Harvard Law Class Day 2010

English: Samantha Power Harvard Law Class Day 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. and what is she not doing ?!?!

.. it is abundantly clear that the Bashaar Assad regime in Syria has made use of chemical weapons in its civil war . POTUS had , at a time , set forth some sort of “red line” that the use of chemical weapons would be a “game changer . ” Well , guess what happened ?

.. You got it . Nothing . Absolutely Nothing . Also , our new U.N. Ambassador , Samantha Power , was AWOL from an urgent U.N. Security Council meeting . Not that anything of consequence would have happened . There would not have been a damn thing . Not with the Russkies and the Chinese running blocker for the bad guys of the world at the U.N. . Especially with a wus in the White House .

.. Yes , a Wus in the White House . That is exactly what we have for a POTUS . At least with George W. Bush , you knew where you stood on the international stage . We were respected , and our word was good . With Barack Obama , we look weak , feckless , indecisive , and leaderless … even if you-know-who understood the meaning of the damn word .

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… What in the Hell are the Russkies doing in CA ??!? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. it has to do with missile defence .

.. it is a provision of the so – called “new Start” Treaty that was negotiated and passed in 2009 . Courtesy of that new document , the Russians were granted one surprise inspection of our missile defence interceptor base . in this case , it is the one that is located in California …

more from the Washington Free Beacon …
Russians Inspect Missile Defense Base in California

Single review of five silos a controversial New START provision

Ground Based Interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Russian officials carried out a secret inspection of the base this week / Boeing

BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz
August 22, 2013 5:25 pm

Russian officials this week carried out a secret inspection of the U.S. strategic missile defense base in California as part of the New START arms treaty, according to Obama administration officials.

The inspection of five missile defense interceptors is the only one allowed under the 2010 arms accord. The treaty requires cuts of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic warheads to 1,550.

A defense official said the visit was a treaty verification visit hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

A State Department official declined to comment on the inspection but confirmed it was related to New START. “Implementation activities under New START are confidential,” the official said.

However, Thomas Moore, a former Senate Foreign Relations Committee professional staff member, said the inspection of the base was a controversial part of U.S. and Russian arms talks leading up to New START that was ratified by the Senate in December 2010.

The United States had opposed including the five Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) silos in the treaty inspection terms, said Moore, a specialist on arms control issues.

The Russians refused, and because the five silos had been converted from offensive intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) silos, negotiators settled on a single inspection, Moore said, adding that he believed this week’s Russian review was that inspection.

Russia had demanded including the five silos in New START inspection provisions to monitor the conversion of long-range launch tubes into missile defense shooters.

“The United States is required to conduct a one-time exhibition not later than three years after the treaty entered into force at Vandenberg to show Moscow how it distinguishes GBI silos from ICBM silos,” Moore said.

Ground Based Interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Russian officials carried out a secret inspection of the base this week / Boeing

The treaty prohibits converting any additional ICBM silos at Vandenberg to missile defense silos, and the five current GBI silos, built prior to the treaty, were “grandfathered” into the accord.

“The administration agreed with Russia to provide assurances to Russia that the converted ICBM silos ‘remain incapable’ of launching strategic offensive arms [and] record the distinguishing features that set a GBI-converted intercontinental silo apart from a pure intercontinental silo,” Moore said.

The Russian visit from Aug. 18 to Aug. 23 is the only time the Russians will be allowed to look at the GBI silos to confirm that they have not been converted back into ICBMs.

Moore said the visit does not appear to be part of the Obama administration’s effort to show more transparency toward Moscow as a way to placate Russian opposition to missile defenses, especially in Europe.

“Even if this administration was contemplating some more transparency measures for our missile defenses, these five silos at Vandenberg are a settled matter,” he said. “Moscow gets to confirm what we think makes these silos distinct launchers of GBIs, nothing more, nothing less, and only one time.”

Russia issued a unilateral statement in April 2010 saying that its adherence to the New START treaty would be based on “no qualitative or quantitative buildup in the missile defense system capabilities of the United States.

The Senate conditioned its approval of New START in a resolution that specifically rejected the Russian statement on missile defense. It also said the treaty would not impose limits on missile defense deployments beyond the curb on converting additional ICBM or submarine-launched missiles into missile defense launchers, not including the five at Vandenberg.

The Pentagon currently operates two long-range missile defense interceptor bases at Vandenberg and Fort Greely, Alaska. A third base, for the East Coast, is being studied in response to intelligence assessments that Iran will have a missile capable of hitting the United States by 2015.

The missile defense system, which includes satellite and ground- and sea-based radar and sensors, has been activated several times in recent years in response to North Korean long-range missile tests.

The two western-oriented missile defense bases are focused on countering long-range missiles from North Korea.

The Pentagon in March announced that it will add 14 additional long-range interceptors in Alaska following reports that North Korea has fielded at least six road-mobile ICBMs that can hit the United States.

The 14 new interceptors would be added to the 26 currently deployed in Alaska.

The visit by the Russians is likely to prompt concerns on Capitol Hill from Republicans opposed to the administration’s efforts to share missile defense technology with the Russians.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) revealed in May during congressional testimony from Vice Adm. James D. Syring, director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, that the administration has sought to declassify sensitive missile defense technology that could be shared with Moscow.

As a result, Brooks drafted legislation that would prohibit the Pentagon from releasing classified missile defense know-how to the Russians, specifically advanced hit-to-kill missile defense interceptor technology.

Brooks said at the time that the admiral’s comments were “confirmation that the administration is actively discussing the declassification of our life-saving missile defense technology [and] further affirms the importance of enacting legislation to prevent our critical weapons technology from falling into unreliable hands.”

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… the “Young Millenials” are Needed to Co-Operate [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 22nd,2013

.. what do you think they are , crazy , or that they are stupid ?!?!

.. For ObamaCrapCare to work (that is , courtesy of “community rating” , which lowers the cost threshold for older folks) , it will take quite a few younger folks to enroll in OCC (my short form for you-know-what) in order for it to work . Why ?

.. A couple of things . The Baby Boomers are starting to retire . In huge numbers . And there are nowhere near as many of the number of Millenials as there area Boomers . So , the Millenials are needed . Community Rating flattens out the insurance cost curve for many , but not for the Millenials . in order to entice many , insurance with many , many , many requirements (mandates) is required . In effect , near – Cadillac style health care . Which ain’t cheap . With the flattening of the cost – curve , the mandates , and the numbers of the boomers , the Millenials are needed in large numbers .

Slight Problem ?

.. Oh , Yea . The penalty for the individual mandate is waaaay to low . Because of that , many Millenials will not likely enroll , sending the premiums for those who do (on up the age scale) soaring .

.. Thus , the “Death Spiral” for the Exchanges . Why do those dummies that come up with these ideas study certain subjects , such as :

[-] Economics ,

[=] the Law of Unintended Consequences ,

[=] the Laws of Supply and Demand , and

[-] the ideals of Human Nature …

… try # stooopid !!!!

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… Liberals loathe Freedom , love Dependency …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 22nd,2013

.. If you have been reading liberal websites and news stories lately (I do, and I encourage you to do so , too ) you’ve probably noticed an all-out assault on Walmart and its allegedly low compensation. Note that these critics are often the same ones asking for more government in Americans’ daily lives.

.. An article on AlterNet Wednesday, for example, bore the title “Walmart’s latest ploy to replace the middle class with an underclass forced to buy its short-lived, shoddy goods,” and focused on the retailing giant’s “Buy America” pledge. The numbers behind that pledge sound good but lack substance, according to the article. Come to think of it, that sounds like a lot of bills in Congress.

.. The title certainly illustrates the thinking behind the Walmart hate, but it also raises this question: If these critics on the left are so concerned about people being dependent on Walmart, why aren’t they equally concerned about people being dependent on government  ?

.. Searching AlterNet for “government dependence” brings up multiple items denouncing Republicans for talking about dependence. A search for “food stamps” brings up legions of items denouncing Republicans for daring to suggest cutting $4 billion a year from a program that already spends over $70 billion a year. Similar results were found for “welfare,” “Medicaid,” and “Medicare.”

.. Searching for these terms on ThinkProgress and Mother Jones is no different. ThinkProgress even praised North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory for vetoing a bill that would have mandated drug testing for welfare recipients (no-questions-asked dependence?).

Perhaps the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Sean Hackbarth summed it up best, writing “Business = evil. Government = benevolent. #LiberalLogic” on Twitter.

.. At least one can understand why these idiots do not like freedom and liberty . They would rather be tethered to the government “teat” than be independent and self – sustaining and on their own . They would rather have people dependent on these government programs in perpetuity instead of treating them as they were originally intended : as an assist to regain one ‘  s footing in life .

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… James Clyburn is a Disgrace …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 22nd,2013

.. and should resign his House seat .

.. James Clyburn is a senior member in more ways than one . He is the Minority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives . He is a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus . He has also been in the House for many , many years .

.. That is not why he should resign from the House . This is …

[h/t — Sean Lengell , the Washington Examiner]

A top House Democrat has blasted conservative Internet bloggers for spreading lies and “manufactured controversies” about President Obama, equating their actions to Nazi propagandists.

Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., told Sirius XM’s POTUS show on Thursday that while race relations have improved in the U.S. under Obama, “right wing bloggers” — with the complicit help of the mainstream media — have unfairly demonized the Obama administration and other favorite conservative targets.

“You have people’s words and phrases being misrepresented and looped through the news media and thrown out there on the Internet, and people run with it because these things start getting reported in the mainstream media, and before you know it, people believe that stuff,” according to an audio link of the assistant House Democratic leader’s satellite radio interview posted on Mediaite.com.

“Now you know, the people of Germany believed Hitler’s foolishness that led to the Holocaust. They believed that stuff. And people will tend to believe what they hear through the media.”

Clyburn said such “manufactured controversies” have had a chilling effect, saying they have led to Congress defunding the community organizing group ACORN, and the firing of former USDA official Shirley Sherrod after an edited video of her surfaced where she made seemingly racist remarks.

“President Obama has had so many of his activities misrepresented, and the [mainstream] media have not been discerning enough, in my opinion, to say to people, ‘this ain’t news, this is foolishness.’”

… I believe this man has made an ass of himself , and has disgraced himself . He should resign his House seat .

, member of the United States House of Represe...

… Rep James Clyburn (D-SC) , member of the United States House of Representatives and Minority Whip. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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… Should We Have Dual Citizenship ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 22nd,2013

..Should American citizens be permitted to hold dual citizenship ? One American — and the other in the country of their birth or ethnic origin? Or for that matter, any second country regardless of the reason?

..Mexico allows its citizens to retain Mexican citizenship , even if they become naturalized American citizens. Mexico isn’t alone

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

either. It is among some 60-plus countries — like the Canada of Cruz’s birth — that do the same.

.. Isn’t it time to abolish the antiquated notion of dual citizenship? A reality that by definition requires a dual loyalty — to America and another Country ?

.. And , if not, then shouldn’t Americans — citizens of the only country in the world built not on an ethnic identity but an idea — have the right to vote in every other country on the globe?

.. The real notion of the “ United Nations ” is not the handful of people with titles . The ones that are crowded into that glass building on the banks of the East River in Manhattan. The real United Nations is in fact our own county , the United States of America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2013, America is the third most populous country in the world, with over 316 million people in its resident population. That population is made up entirely — 100% — of human beings from every other country on Planet Earth.

.. Only America is composed of Iraqis and Iranians, Russians and Poles, Muslims, Jews and Christians, Mexicans and Brazilians, the Irish and the Italians and the Germans and the Japanese and Koreans, Chinese, Cubans, Indians, Pakistanis, and so on and on endlessly. Notably, this conglomeration of races and ethnicities results in the inevitable intermarriages.

.. In a very real sense, America is a nation of mutts. With every race and ethnicity, not to mention religion, marrying every other race, ethnicity and religion. It is extremely common for an average American to have several national identities flowing through his or her bloodstream.

.. Every other country on the globe… is based on nationality.

.. Except America. America alone is based on an idea.

But why focus just on Mexico? Just because Mexico sits on the U.S. southern border is no reason to single it out.

..From “A” for “Albania” to “U” for United Kingdom” some 60 countries play the game the U.S. allows of dual citizenship. This includes countries in Central and South America like El Salvador and Colombia, whose citizens are among those counted in the stream of illegals pouring over the Mexican border. It includes countries friendly — Israel, Britain, France, Switzerland — and countries who are a foe. The most prominent on that list Iran, a place that the U.S. has had poisoned relations with since Jimmy Carter was president.

.. In many of those cases , it is because when one emigrates , one ‘ s native country still considers one to be a citizen . That status is by birth . It is difficult  to imposssible to renounce  it .

..  Then there are those countries — friend and foe alike — that forbid dual citizenship: Japan, North Korea, China, Saudi Arabia among them. It is particularly striking that on this list are countries who maintain some version of ethnic or religious purity in their populations.

.. the real United Nations in this world isn’t in that building on the East River. The real United Nations is America itself. There is, in reality, no such thing as “Native Americans” much less a “native American.” Whether you were born last year in Pittsburgh or are descended from somebody who trudged over an Alaskan land bridge thousands of years ago, once upon a time “America” was empty of human beings. From the moment “Native Americans” began pouring into this empty North American continent thousands of years ago, America has been the magnet for the world’s immigrants.

.. I would say no , but I am not totally sure . Where the status is without birthright , the decision is easy . yes , definitely . When it is conferred by birth , then ? It is h . We can , but the native nation still considers it .

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… A Lesson on Perseverance and Life …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 21st,2013

.. and , who was it from ? You would , indeed , be surprised .

.. Ashton Kutcher ?

.. the former Mr. Demi Moore ?

.. Yes , Ashton Kutcher ,

.. uh – huh , yes , him . the star of the ’70s Show , and now , well , Charlie Sheen ‘ s old show , I forget the name . It appears he

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher (Photo credit: jdlasica)

worked his fanny off to no end before he began to make his mark in Hollywood …

.. an unlikely source for teen advice.

.. Recently a video went viral showing Ashton Kutcher speak at the Teen Choice awards. What many use as a platform to thank fans and family, Ashton used it to teach. He started off saying that he wants to share his Hollywood secrets of success .

[-] The first point was that you need opportunity. How did he define opportunity?

As hard work. Not exactly inspiring or mind blowing. In fact, when he said it, there was a brief deafening silence. It was almost as if the crowd was waiting for the punch line. Instead, he went on to detail all of the trivial, laborious jobs he had as a teen that made him who he is, explaining that he never quit any job because it was hard work.

Not exactly what these screaming fans came to hear that night.

But I hope they were listening. Because it’s one of the core messages the millennial generation needs to absorb but rarely hears.

Instead they are all too often told that we can achieve any dream we want, with little mention about all the work required to get there. The media celebrates the lifestyles of the rich and the famous, but seldom focuses on the years of hard work and steadfast dedication. Hollywood loves the overnight success story; real life loves the outliers – the people who invest 10,000 hours of sweat and practice, moving inch by inch towards their goal.

Ashton may sound like my parents, but his message is right on — success is not instantaneous and without effort.

[-] Being seen as physically desirable was his next topic.

It was instructional to hear what this heartthrob, who works in an industry where physical beauty is prized and cultivated, finds truly attractive. Here too he was surprising. “The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart,” he said. “And being thoughtful and being generous.”

What of the beauty we see in magazines and on screen? Reading about and watching stars can make us feel their world is utterly flawless. It sometimes looks like the rich and famous celebrities we idealize have it all: beautiful homes, beautiful spouses, kids, perfect looks, everything.

Here Kutcher let us into a secret he’s learned as an inhabitant of that rarified world. It’s something “people sell to you to make you feel like less,” he concluded.

[-] Finally, Kutcher said he wanted to address “ living life . ”

Rather than passively accept the world around you, see yourself as an actor in it. “You can live your own life. So build a life. Find your opportunity.”

.. This month is a time when we look inside ourselves, examine our past year, and think about what values, hopes and plans we wish to make for the coming year .  As we do so , Kutcher has given us a great gift : a valuable lens through which to look at some of our desires . His words , coming from someone who has scaled the heights of fame and seemingly “ has it all , ” can serve as a wake-up call, reminding us that the most lasting things in life are those we create for ourselves, that who we are matters more than how we might seem to others, and that growing into the type of person we are capable of becoming – hard-working, honest, smart – will make us much happier than chasing abstract dreams of wealth or fame.

… if you would like to see the video for yourself , click on either of these links , [one] or [two] .

(if you want to use [two] , clink on the item to skip the ad . It is easy , and happens quickly .)

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… Can ‘ t You All Shut Up [Sensitive Intelligence & Military Info] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 21st,2013

.. I will tell you this , I do find articles like this interesting and entertaining . However , they are very foolish , and dangerous to our nation ‘ s security , and that of our allies .

.. Yes , Al Qaeda had a mass meeting …
(h/t — Eli Lake , the Daily Beast and Josh Rogin , the Daily Beast)

Exclusive: Courier Led U.S. to al Qaeda Internet Conference

U.S. officials followed the Internet trail of an al Qaeda courier to learn the details of an electronic conference between more than 20 of the organization’s top officials.

Eli Lake , Josh Rogin  August 20th , 2013

Prior to the worldwide security alert that temporarily shuttered U.S. embassies throughout the Middle East earlier this month, authorities captured an al Qaeda courier who had in his possession a recording of a seven-hour Internet-hosted meeting between more than 20 senior al Qaeda leaders from around the globe, U.S. intelligence officials said.

On August 7, The Daily Beast first reported  that intelligence officials had learned of a remote conference between senior al Qaeda leaders, as well as representatives from al Qaeda branches in Iraq, the Maghreb, and Southeast Asia. The conversations that occurred on the conference, put together with other communications intelligence, prompted the Obama administration (#) to take drastic security precautions to address a vague but seemingly imminent threat on Western interests being planned by the terrorist organization.

The Daily Beast has learned new details about the conference, including that it was conducted over a secure Internet messaging system and that U.S. and Yemeni officials learned about it after intercepting the communications of an al Qaeda courier, who was subsequently captured by Yemen’s National Security Bureau with help from the CIA.

Earlier this summer, the al Qaeda courier began uploading (#) messages to a series of encrypted accounts containing minutes of what appeared to have been an important meeting. A U.S. intelligence agency was able to exploit a flaw in the courier’s operational security, intercepting the digital packets and locating the courier, according to two U.S. intelligence officials and one U.S. official who reviewed the intelligence. All three officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

The courier (#) remains in Yemeni custody. According to the three U.S. officials, Yemeni intelligence discovered a treasure trove of information in the courier’s possession, including not only meeting minutes but an actual Web recording of the seven-hour, Internet-based al Qaeda conference between the organization’s top leaders and representatives of its many affiliates and aspiring affiliates.

The conference was conducted in classical Arabic and included proxies and leaders from al Qaeda’s regional branches as well as the heads of the group’s various committees. Some participants in the conference joined via a video connection, others communicated only through audio, and still others in the conference communicated via text. The discussion ranged from routine business affairs to theological matters, according to the two U.S. intelligence officials who analyzed the intelligence haul from the courier.

The recording begins with a video address from Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda’s network. His participation surprised U.S. intelligence analysts, who believed the al Qaeda leader wouldn’t risk being part of real-time communication.

Zawahiri’s message begins with an assessment of current uprisings in the Middle East, the U.S. intelligence officials said, and compares America’s regional position with the Soviet Union in 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and the communist empire collapsed. Zawahiri urged others in the conference to take advantage of America’s declining influence in the region.

Zawahiri then announced his decision to make Nasser al-Wuhayshi (/articles/2013/08/09/meet-al-qaeda-s-new-general-manager-nasser-al-wuhayshi.html) the general manager of the group for a new phase in al Qaeda’s war strategy. He then disappeared from the virtual conference, but reappeared at later points with other messages during the seven-hour meeting.

Some participants in the conference joined via a video connection, others communicated only through audio, and still others in the conference communicated
via text.

Zawahiri did not answer direct questions, leading some U.S. intelligence agencies to assess that he monitored the session remotely and provided a third party with videos to be plugged into the conference. Other U.S. intelligence analysts, however, concluded that Zawahiri did participate directly. Wuhayshi answered questions from the participants, indicating that he was participating in real time.

Several other news outlets have reported various details of the al Qaeda conference. On August 6, NBC News reported (http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/06/19898615-al-qaeda-wanted-attack-to-change-balance-of-power-in-middle-east-sources-say?lite) that at least three al Qaeda operatives participated in the communication. On August 9, CNN reported (http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/09/details-emerge-about-talk-between-al-qaeda-leaders/) that the operatives communicated through “some kind of encrypted messaging system, with multiple points of entry to allow for various parties to join in.”

CNN also quoted U.S. officials saying the communication was not a “traditional conference call,” taking issue with how The Daily Beast characterized the communication in the original report. On August 9, Bloomberg News reported (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-09/al-qaeda-militants-die-in-yemen-drone-strike-sahwa-says.html) that the embassy closings were prompted by the intercept of a communication between Zawahiri, Wuhayshi, and “other regional terrorist commanders.”

Around the time of the courier’s arrest, U.S. intelligence agencies also obtained what was believed to be coded messages that signaled an attack was imminent, a story first reported by CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/13/us/terror-alert-code-words) .

American intelligence agencies have cracked al Qaeda’s secure online communications before. In 2007, U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted a speech from Osama bin Laden (http://www.nysun.com/foreign/qaeda-goes-dark-after-a-us-slip/64163/) . That channel was compromised after details of the speech leaked to the U.S. media.

Since the September 11 attacks, U.S. intelligence agencies have monitored a series of password-protected websites, Internet forums, and other kinds of communications. But al Qaeda has developed advanced encryption methods and a proprietary technology allowing the group to conduct remote meetings, including video, voice, and chat capabilities.

“The technology is there for al Qaeda to have an encrypted cyber Web conference that exists over instant-message software with each other in a onetime-only chat room that disappears as soon as the conference is over,” said Laith al-Khouri, a senior consultant at Flashpoint Global Partners, an intelligence consulting group. “This can also carry video from the participants if they are using instant-messaging software that has the functionality of a video teleconference. I believe al Qaeda has that capability.”

LEC again — an entertaining article , yes . But , you idiots on the inside . Can ‘ t  you idiots learn to keep your damn mouths shut . This information is intelligence and national security related for a reason . It needs to be kept secret . I should not be able to read it . Neither should others . Use your heads . Think . Keep your damn mouths shut , for god ‘ s sake !

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… the ObamaCraps could Not be This Stupid …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 21st,2013

.. courtesy of an article that I read on Newsmax

.. POTUS and his fellow ObamaCraps actually considered downgrading relations with the Vatican (technically , with the Holy See) . Not for constitutional reasons . That is something I could understand , although being a Catholic , I would still hate it . It was for policy reasons .

.. It seems that the ObamaCraps had a devil of a time finding a new Ambassador to the Vatican . Their first one had resigned , and

Vatican City

Vatican City (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

they could not find a new one . They did not (obviously) want to make the move before the 2012 election . However , they did want to make the move . Incredible .

.. It seems that their radical social policy agenda got in the way . The way that they were harassing and intimidating Catholic parishes and institutions here in the U.S. was obviously not winning friends and influencing people in the Curia . Encouraging policies that smacked of liberation theology did not help , either .

… from Newsmax.com …

During the past year, the Obama administration strongly  considered ending diplomatic relations with the Vatican as it pondered whether  it should appoint a new envoy to the Holy See, Newsmax has learned.

The  recent Obama nomination and Senate confirmation  on August 1 of Ken Hackett as the new U.S. Ambassador has ended internal Obama  administration debate on the matter.

“I have heard the rumors and I believe them to be true,” Jim Nicholson,  former U.S Ambassador to the Vatican under President George W. Bush, told  Newsmax. “It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the Obama White House  seriously discussed downgrading U.S. diplomatic relations with the Holy See,  given the devalued view they clearly hold this relationship in.”

“This administration does not want a strong Catholic Church, nor a strong  relationship with it, as it sees the Church as an obstacle to its liberal social  agenda,”  Nicholson said.

The Obama administration has been in conflict with the Roman Catholic Church  on a host of issues ranging from Obamacare’s contraceptive requirements for  Catholic hospitals to the administration’s strong stance in favor of abortion  rights.

After Obama’s first ambassador, Miguel Diaz, resigned last year,  President Barack Obama had difficulty identifying a nominee who would represent  his administration, but at the same time would be acceptable to the Holy See,  according to one source familiar with the selection.

Vatican Gardens

Vatican Gardens (Photo credit: MarcelGermain)

Faced with finding  such a candidate, the Obama administration considered closing its Vatican  offices, and opening offices in the U.S.’s Rome embassy for a smaller office to  deal with Catholic matters.

In the end, the Obama administration moved to  select Hackett, whose choice has won strong applause from Catholic leaders of  all political stripes.
Hackett is the retired president of Catholic  Relief Services (CRS), one of the Church’s largest social  welfare organizations supported by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Hackett, a  graduate of Boston College, also served in the Peace Corps.
“I think Ken  Hackett is an excellent choice,” Thomas P. Melady, who was Ambassador to the  Holy See under President George H.W. Bush, told Newsmax.
Melady, who is  also a past president of Sacred Heart College in Connecticut, noted that prior  to assuming the presidency of CRS in 1993, Hackett began his career  with the group in Africa and oversaw its operations in East Africa during the  Somali crisis in the late 1980s.
“The Holy See needs a good person and  they’ve got one,” Francis Rooney, George W. Bush’s envoy to the Vatican, told  the Catholic Standard, saying Hackett “is tremendously qualified to do the job,  given his background with Catholic Relief Services.”
Along with what he  called “an excellent record” at CRS, Melady said that the nominee “knows the  hierarchy at the Vatican well from his years [at CRS] and that is very  important.”
Since the U.S. extended full diplomatic recognition to the  Holy See under President Ronald Reagan, U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican have  always been practicing Catholics who accept the teachings of their church — even  when they conflict with those of the administration in the White House.
Melady pointed out that the two ambassadors to the Vatican under Democratic  President Bill Clinton — former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn and Rep. Lindy Boggs of  Louisiana — were both strong abortion opponents and took stands that differed  strongly with the stated policy of their party and Clinton himself.
The  same was true of Diaz, President Obama’s ambassador throughout his first term.
Because more than six months went from the time of Diaz’s resignation  and the naming of Hackett to succeed him, there were mounting rumors that the  administration was having difficulty recruiting someone to represent it at the  Holy See.
“As far as I know, while there was talk of many choices to be  ambassador, there were no formal offers made before the White House went to Ken  Hackett,” Melady said

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… What a Chicken Move !! [CutOff of Military Aid] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

.. You figure that POTUS would be able to make a clear decision ,  one way or another , on anything . It seems that this dumbbell cannot ,  even if his life depended on it .

.. Evidently , the Obama administration has temporarily suspended aid to Egypt’s military while  not publicly declaring that the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in  July was a coup. Two  administration officials also told the publication that White House lawyers  decided the law called for temporarily restricting military aid in the event of  a coup, but did not mandate a public announcement about whether a coup had  actually taken place.

.. according to one official , “The decision  was we’re going to avoid saying it was a coup, but to stay on the safe side of  the law we are going to act as if the designation has been made for now,” “By not announcing the decision, it gives the administration the  flexibility to reverse it.”

.. for god ‘ s sake , either make the call , or do  not make the call . Do not be weak in the knees about it . Right now , the ObamaCraps are behaving like a bunch of wussies . Publicly, the ObamaCraps has indicated  that $585 million of the promised 1.3 billion in military aid for fiscal 2013 is  not officially on hold because it is not technically due to be delivered to  Egypt until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.

.. you folks are behaving like a bunch of idiots . Show some spine , and “grow a pair.”  Either it was a coup , or it was not . Issue a waiver , if maintaining relations with Egypt (and its regime) is important enough . The military group may not  be a bunch of choirboys or boy scouts , but they are far preferrable to the bloodthirsty religious tyranny of the Muslim Brotherhood  .

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… #freeKate is #deadMeat …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

… once you pick up this piece from viralread.com , written by Rob McCain , and then you will understand that Katelyn Hunt is definitely going to jail . She will have company . More than likely , her mother will be there , with her , in almost as much trouble as she is …

Prosecutors Withdraw Plea Deal for Accused Lesbian Sex Offender

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A plea bargain offered to accused sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt has been withdrawn after Florida prosecutors say the teenage lesbian violated a judge’s order not to have contact with her underage victim. WPEC-TV reported that Hunt could be arrested today, and that the 19-year-old former cheerleader’s mother Kelley Hunt Smith may also face charges in connection with the case.

Hunt was a senior at Sebastian River High School when she was arrested in February on charges that she had sex with a 14-year-old freshman girl who was a basketball teammate. Hunt was charged with two felonies; the age of consent in Florida is 16. Last week, state attorney Bruce Colton‘s office filed a complaint that Hunt, who has been free on $5,000 bond awaiting trial, violated the no-contact order that was a condition of her pretrial release.

Prosecutors say Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, violated bond by continuing 'intimate contact' with victim.

Prosecutors say Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, violated bond by continuing ‘intimate contact’ with victim.

According to a stunning 4-page petition Colton’s office filed with Circuit Court Judge Robert Pegg, Hunt sent more than 20,000 text messages to the younger girl after the no-contact order was issued, and also sent the victim “lewd” photos and an explicit video of herself  “masturbating by rubbing her vagina with her fingers while moaning.” Hunt also arranged secret meetings for “intimate contact” with the younger girl, now 15, prosecutors allege, and say that these violations of the no-contact order continued as recently as two weeks ago. In addition, the prosecution petition quoted messages from both Hunt and her mother urging the victim to conceal their ongoing communication.

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A hearing on the prosecutor’s complaint has been scheduled for Tuesday, but Scott T. Smith of Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC-TV reported Monday “Hunt faces being returned to jail as soon as today, and her mom may also face charges.” A plea bargain offered to Hunt last month has now been withdrawn, ABC affiliate WPBF-TV reports:

The state recently offered Hunt a second plea deal that would have kept her out of jail and not required her to register as a sex offender. But that was before the new information came to light, and prosecutors pulled the offer Monday morning.

Violating the no-contact order could mean that not only will Hunt have to wait in jail until her case goes to trial, but she and her mother could also face charges of contempt of court and obstruction of justice.

Teenage lesbian Kaitlyn Hunt was a popular cheerleader in Florida.

Teenage lesbian Kaitlyn Hunt was a popular cheerleader in Florida.

The Palm Beach Post reports that “with no plea deal being offered Hunt is facing felony charges, jail time, and could become a registered sex offender if convicted. A judge could order her arrest at any moment, but attorneys say it is highly unlikely she would be arrested before her hearing Tuesday afternoon.”

The Hunt case gained nationwide media attention in May, when Hunt rejected the first plea bargain offered by prosecutors. More than 300,000 people signed an online petition urging that the charges against her be dropped, after her parents claimed that Hunt was the victim of anti-gay discrimination. In a Facebook post, Hunt’s mother defended Kaitlyn’s involvement with a 14-year-old, saying the girls were “experimenting with their sexuality … They are teens, it’s healthy and normal.” In that May 17 Facebook post, Kaitlyn Hunt’s mother named the parents of the younger girl nine times, denouncing them as “bigoted, religious [zealots] … full of hate and bigotry” for opposing their daughter’s involvement with Kaitlyn, who was then 18.

Accused sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt is comforted by her father at a May press conference.

Accused sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt is comforted by her father at a May press conference.

According to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office affidavit in the case, Hunt began having sex with the victim in December: “The first time occurred in the bathroom of the W wing at Sebastian High School. [The 14-year-old] stated that they sent text messages to each other to meet in the bathroom. [The 14-year-old] and Kaitlyn went into a bathroom stall and started kissing. Kaitlyn then took [the 14-year-old’s] pants off and put her finger inside of [the 14-year-old’s] vagina.” According to the affidavit by Detective Jeremy Shepherd, on Jan. 4, the 14-year-old ran away and spent the night at Hunt’s house, where the two teens “put their fingers inside of each other’s vaginas, put their mouths on each other’s vaginas, and both of them used a vibrator on each other to insert it in each other’s vaginas.”

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… Instead of God and Man at Yale …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

.. now , we have perverted sex – crazed graduate from Yale . Yeow !

.. This guy is actually a professor at Pasadena City College . Yeah , that means CA , folks . His pedigree is in Medieval History . So , what does he end up specializing in ? Sex and gender studies , what else did you think ?

[h/t — theOtherMcCain]

Given the prevailing norms of sexual scholarship in academia, what’s a heterosexual male professor to do? Evidently, Hugo Schwyzer’s solution was to declare himself a progressive feminist and teach classes on pornography. He carved out a career in the field of gender studies despite the fact that his degree was in medieval history. “My mother was a second-wave feminist,” Schwyzer said in a 2011 interview. “I was raised in the 1970s with ‘Ms. Magazine’ on the coffee table and strong feminist values.… I took my first women’s studies course early in my college career…. I fell in love with women’s studies. But I was leery about majoring in it in the mid-1980s. I didn’t know any guys who did that. So I took a lot of gender-themed classes and majored in history instead.” While still working toward his Ph.D. at UCLA, he was hired at Pasadena City College in 1993 and showed his “strong feminist values” by having sex with college girls. “Before 1998 I slept with two dozen female students, somewhere in there, it’s a ballpark thing,” he told the Daily Beast last week. “That ended when I had a similar but not as bad a breakdown to the one I had now. When I got sober, I made amends to the college and swore off sleeping with students.”

By the time Hugo Schwyzer “got sober” at age 31, he had already been divorced twice, and had recently been dumped by an 18-year-old student, which “sent me spiraling rapidly downward.” He attempted murder-suicide with an ex-girlfriend, a stripper and fellow addict he had met in rehab two years earlier. None of this, however, prevented Schwyzer from becoming a tenured professor with an annual salary of more than $90,000, a published author and columnist featured at The Atlantic and at the feminist site Jezebel.com. Evidently, no one bothered to check Schwyzer’s credentials as a self-proclaimed “expert on body image, sexuality and gender justice.” As he told the Daily Beast, “I pretended regularly to have more credentials than I actually did,” admitting that the ease of his acceptance as “a very well known speaker and writer on feminism” with no more qualification than having taken two undergraduate women’s studies classes was “a little odd.”

Actually, there was a lot odd about Schwyzer’s career, but he may have seemed fairly normal among the lunatic perverts employed by sex-crazed academia nowadays. Three years ago, Columbia University political science Professor David Epstein was arrested for having an incestuous affair with his adult daughter, and subsequently copped a plea deal, but remains employed at the prestigious Ivy League school. One of Epstein’s Columbia faculty colleagues, Professor Theo Sandfort, was for many years affiliated with the Dutch pedophile journal Paidika and is co-author of the 1990 book, Male Intergenerational Intimacy, a “scientific” justification of pederasty. At a Yale University “sensitivity training” workshop in March, bestiality and incest were among the topics in a discussion that the student director of the event explained was intended “to increase compassion for people who may engage in activities that are not what you would personally consider normal.” A survey of the workshop participants found that 9 percent said they had sold sex for money, and 3 percent said they’ve had sex with animals.

In the context of academia, Hugo Schwyzer wasn’t particularly weird. He taught a course listed in the PCC catalog as “Humanities in the Social Sciences,” but which Schwyzer himself called “Navigating Pornography.” In February, when he invited famous male porn performer James Deen to speak to his class, Schwyzer was rebuked for having scheduled what PCC called an “unauthorized… public event.” In announcing cancelation of the event, a PCC official felt obliged to reaffirm the administration’s support for Schwyzer’s “academic freedom within the classroom.” The professor apparently exercised his academic freedom with tremendous zeal. “He started texting sexual messages and pictures of himself… and beginning in January, engaged in extramarital affairs with several women and one man,” the Daily Caller reported. Some of that behavior was revealed in late July, when a porn-industry gossip site reported the text messages (and video of himself masturbating) Schwyzer exchanged with 27-year-old performer Christina Parreira.

Of course, Schwyzer was not fired for his crazy perversion. Tenured professors can never be fired. Instead, PCC put him on medical leave, so he’s still collecting his $90,000 salary. His fourth wife left him and the professor is now reportedly recuperating at his mother’s house with the help of five different psychiatric medications. But he is certainly not alone in his madness, which is merely symptomatic of how American academia has lost its collective mind.

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… Barrett Brown , the Latest Member of the Loons Club …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

.. I could try to describe him , but I hand off to someone far more learned , able , and experienced , and who knows him better …

… and who has been the target of his rants , Rob McCain , at theOtherMcCain.com … This one is from the latter part of June , as part of background material . It seems this guy is poking his head up above ground , again …

The Kook Who Knew Too Much
By Robert Stacy McCain

Crazed ‘famewhore’ Barrett Brown becomes a symbol of our paranoid era.

One day last September, I received an e-mail that began, “As I’ve told you, you have libeled me repeatedly,” and ended with this: “Please respond immediately and let me know if you’d prefer to speak through my lawyer Tom Mills at this point.” The e-mail was from Barrett Brown, a left-wing gadfly who spent several months presenting himself as the media mouthpiece for the international computer hacking conspiracy known as “Anonymous.” This wasn’t the first time Brown had accused me of libel, and I frankly didn’t have time to deal with his latest bogus threat of litigation. Having earned my living as a newsman since 1986, I’m thoroughly familiar with libel law, and was unimpressed by this “talk-to-my-lawyer” nonsense from an arrogant young punk trying to scapegoat me for problems he had created for himself.

For the past nine months, Barrett Brown has been in federal custody, charged with enough felonies to put him away for a long time. Recent revelations about surveillance programs at the National Security Agency and the death last week of award-winning journalist Michael Hastings have inspired renewed attention to Brown’s plight. The Nation published a long feature on Brown that described his case as a “reminder of the considerable risk faced by reporters who report on leaks.” Perhaps this is true, but Brown wasn’t arrested for “reporting,” and his saga seems more properly understood as a morality tale about unsupervised amateurs who impudently imagine they can achieve fame and fortune by producing an ersatz imitation of actual journalism.

When Brown first accosted me online in September 2009, I dismissed him as a pretentious wannabe, a sadly familiar type in an era where the Internet permits all kinds of cranks and kooks to pose as self-declared experts, pundits or even “investigative reporters.” It was therefore rather amusing when, in February 2011, an e-mail tip informed me that Brown had refashioned himself as the spokesman for Anonymous, the so-called “hacktivist collective” that had made headlines with online attacks in support of Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks. The hackers had gone after several of Assange’s opponents, relying on their swarming numbers and online anonymity to shield them from criminal liability. Common sense suggested that their exploits — including distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks on the Web sites of Amazon, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal — would attract heavy scrutiny from law enforcement.

Common sense is an increasingly rare commodity these days, however, and Barrett Brown seemed to have none at all, eagerly throwing himself into the limelight as the public face of Anonymous. So when an e-mail tipster told me about this development in the young poseur’s career, the headline on my blog post was, “Is the FBI Watching Barrett Brown? (And If They’re Not Already, Shouldn’t They?).” Brown could not claim to speak for the hackers if he was not in communication with them. Logically, all the FBI had to do was to monitor Brown’s communications and, like Hansel and Gretel strewing bread crumbs behind them, he would inevitably leave a digital trail that would unlock that shadowy network of online anarchists. This was mere common sense, as I say, and if there was anything that could be certainly predicted at that point, it was that Brown’s high-profile stint as front-man for Anonymous would end badly. Just how badly it eventually ended, however, no one possibly could have imagined in February 2011. And for more than a year, it appeared Brown had finally found the ticket to fame he had coveted for so long.

Only 29 years old when he began speaking on behalf of Anonymous, he was featured in a March 2011 NBC News report by Michael Isikoff who described Brown as “an underground commander in a new kind of warfare.” If that wasn’t enough to put Brown on the FBI’s radar, Congress should investigate the Bureau for incompetence. Knowing Brown’s past history of amateurish stunts, however, I suggested as a plausible alternative that he was “one of the most successful hoaxers in recent memory.” The syllogism of the young Texan’s actions presented itself in the form of a dilemma: Either this recovering heroin addict had managed to make himself the notorious kingpin of an international criminal conspiracy, or else Brown was dishonestly exploiting Anonymous as the latest vehicle for his lifelong pursuit of personal glory.

Suspicion among Anons (as members of the hacker collective call themselves) steadily began leaning toward the latter explanation, especially after authorities began busting their members. In June 2011, British officials arrested Ryan Cleary, a 19-year-old member of an Anonymous splinter cell known as “LulzSec,” who was reported to be cooperating with police. That story got Brown quoted in the New York Times, and kindled understandable resentment among some members of Anonymous: Here was one of their comrades under arrest and snitching them out, while Brown was glory-hogging as an “expert” in the mainstream press. That the antics of an egomaniacal self-promoter like Brown would irritate the radical-egalitarian mob mentality of Anonymous was another predictable consequence of their unholy alliance. In November 2011, when Brown announced that he and Gregg Housh had signed a “six-figure” deal for a book about Anonymous, Adrian Chen of Gawker noted that many hackers viewed Brown “as a famewhore riding Anonymous to, well, lucrative book deals.”

Because I was busy at the time as an American Spectator correspondent covering the multi-candidate battle for the Republican presidential nomination, I paid only sporadic attention to Brown’s activities. However, my reputation as one of Brown’s most prominent critics — at a time when big-name journalists were treating him as a reputable and authoritative source — meant that I would occasionally get notices on Twitter or via e-mail of his latest publicity stunts. And then one day in March 2012, the FBI arrested several LulzSec hackers and also raided (but did not arrest) Barrett Brown. It turned out that one notorious LulzSec hacker, Hector Xavier “Sabu” Monsegur,” had been arrested in June 2011 on a sealed indictment and had, in return for leniency by federal prosecutors, agreed to turn informant against his comrades. This knowledge, combined with Brown’s suspicious non-arrest, destroyed whatever trust had ever existed between Anonymous and its erstwhile spokesman. Brown denounced Sabu as a “degenerate traitor” and worse, but this did nothing to dispel the radioactive reputation of the “famewhore” whose plans to cash in on the Anonymous phenomenon were now jeopardized by his apparent complicity in criminality. If Brown would sell out Anonymous for a six-figure book deal, many of its members reckoned, he would certainly not hesitate to sell them out to avoid going to federal prison. Any possibility that Brown might escape prosecution by turning snitch was therefore voided by the understandable fear among Anons that Brown was already snitching.

Brown had instantly gone from hero to zero in the hacker universe and found himself unfortunately at the mercy of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Dallas. It was in this context that Brown, who hadn’t contacted me directly in more than a year, suddenly popped up and began harassing me on Twitter in early September 2012. He accused me of libel and menaced me with threats of terrible consequences if I did not immediately respond to his demands that I answer various insulting questions. This bullying motif — “Answer my question, or else!” — is characteristic of a style that I’ve come to think of as Cargo Cult Journalism. Like the rituals of certain South Pacific islanders, the Cargo Cult Journalist hopes that his simulacrum of what he ignorantly imitates will magically bring the same result as the real thing. Cargo Cult Journalism is the kind of stuff we once encountered in smudgy mimeographed newsletters, “underground” newspaper tabloids, cheaply printed pamphlets and self-published books by crackpots who warn about conspiracies involving the Bavarian Illuminati, the Trilateral Commission and/or the Military-Industrial Complex. In the digital age, however, many people have trouble distinguishing between this kook-fringe imitation of “reporting” and genuine journalism, a distinction blurred by the increasingly shabby quality of product issued by respectable organs of the mainstream media. If a monomaniacal hysteric like Glenn Greenwald is a “serious journalist,” then the threshold of seriousness is dangerously low, indeed.

What one usually finds among practitioners of Cargo Cult Journalism is a grandiose posture of contempt for the unglamorous toil of the workaday reporter. Many people who have never covered a county commission meeting, a high-school basketball tournament or a Fourth of July parade — such local tedium is beneath their notice — seem to harbor Walter Mitty fantasies of gaining worldwide journalistic significance. The Internet is a medium that permits these would-be Seymour Hersh types to catapult past the minor leagues of journalism where real reporters learn their craft. While I enthusiastically encourage the burgeoning phenomenon of online citizen-journalism, it is important at the same time to discourage the type of “famewhore” act that led Barrett Brown to his pathetic fate. Thinking himself a sort of one-man Woodward and Bernstein who would heroically expose the Hidden Secrets of the Surveillance State, Brown instead exposed himself as a blundering amateur who got himself in so far over his head that he couldn’t handle the catastrophic result.

So there I was last Labor Day, preparing a last-minute departure for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, when Barrett Brown erupted in an angry rant directed at me. Rather than engage him in a silly Twitter fight, I replied privately: “The last e-mail I had from you was in March 2011. Now you pop up on Twitter making outrageously false claims, threatening me with … well, I’m not exactly sure. But anyway, you demand that I call you immediately. Look at yourself, Barrett: Publishing error-strewn ‘documents’ on Pastebin. … You’re publicly self-destructing, and it’s not a pretty sight. Seek professional help.” To this he replied with an accusation of libel, and to that accusation I replied with an e-mail which I also published on my blog, ending with this helpful advice: “You don’t need a lawyer, Barrett. You need a psychiatrist, or perhaps a priest to exorcise your demons. You are traveling a road to destruction, as harmful to yourself as to any of your chosen enemies. Get help.” Watching someone sink into a whirlpool of helpless paranoia is never a pleasant experience, but Brown would heed no word of caution. Instead he listened to the flattery of sycophants who told him he was being persecuted as a courageous truth-teller. Any psychologist can explain that paranoia is an extreme manifestation of a narcissistic personality, whereby an inability to cope with failure feeds a cycle of increasingly desperate rationalizations that turn into mad delusions. Brown had been failing spectacularly for months, and his rationalizations required scapegoats to blame. Entire books have been written about the phenomenon of paranoia, and the fact that Barrett Brown had legitimate cause to fear — federal prosecutors were preparing to press felony charges against him — doesn’t mean that he was not also crazy.

Just how crazy he was became blazingly apparent not long after Brown made his threats against me. On the evening of Wednesday, September 12, he uploaded a series of video rants to YouTube, the last of which was entitled, “Why I’m Going to Destroy FBI Agent Robert Smith.” Click the link, if you want to watch 13 minutes of raving lunacy, strewn with obscene epithets and demented gibberish about paid informants. After that video was posted, a friend called to tell me about Brown’s “hilarious” online meltdown, but apparently the FBI didn’t see the humor in his threats to “destroy” one of their agents. Brown was swiftly arrested and, over the course of the next few months, a grand jury indicted him on multiple federal felony charges. Perhaps the weirdest part of this strange story is that, after Edward Snowden became the world’s most famous international fugitive by illegally leaking classified documents about NSA surveillance programs, some people have belatedly realized that Barrett Brown may have been on to a real story. What helped drive him over the edge — what he was babbling incoherently about in his notorious YouTube rant — was Brown’s obsession with private security contractors, including a proposed consortium known as “Team Themis.” Whether or not the firms that Brown was ranting about were part of a sinister conspiracy against him (or anyone else) is a story nobody has been able to untangle. Considering how Snowden got access to NSA documents as a contract employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, however, journalists and politicians are now taking a serious look at the way Uncle Sam has been outsourcing top-secret security work to private firms. Indeed, it has been claimed that, before his fatal car crash in Los Angeles last week, Hastings had been planning to interview Brown. And a columnist for the British Guardian newspaper declared Monday, “Given the revelations about domestic surveillance, Brown could speak volumes about the nexus between corporations and the state.”

Maybe so, but his belated relevance is unlikely to save Brown from being sent to federal prison. If it turns out we’re living in an Orwellian nightmare of surveillance for profit — Big Brother, Inc. — that story will be told by professional journalists, not amateurish “famewhores” who use YouTube to make delirious threats against the FBI. It appears the evidence against Brown should make his an open-and-shut case, and federal law prohibits criminals from profiting by telling the story of their crimes. So if Brown is convicted, and if his story is of any commercial value, someone else will get paid to tell that tale. An obscure Internet punk is probably too insignificant for his biography to merit a “six-figure” advance, but if any publishers are interested in having me write that story, let them make an offer for the thrilling blockbuster entitled, Barrett Brown: The Kook Who Knew Too Much.

= = = =

In light of his well-deserved obscurity, what shall we say of Brown’s success in convincing his fellow anarchists that he was somebody important who was doing “journalism” that was such a threat to the status quo that he is a “political prisoner”? He has merely proven that there is a sucker born every minute, and that a lot of those gullible suckers are nowadays employed as liberal journalists.

Go read “The Kook Who Knew Too Much.” Is Barrett Brown a political prisoner? Only if insanity is a political ideology.

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… Absolutely Sick ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

[h/t — theOtherMcCain & the DailyCaller]

SeekingArrangement.com, which bills itself as “the #1 online dating website for sugar babies and generous men,” is now boasting that some 40,000 public school teachers of a certain moral caliber have joined the website in an attempt to . . . seek wealthy, older men for “mutually beneficial relationships.” . . .

According to SeekingArrangement, the top five school districts in the country for sugar-baby teachers are (in order): the School District of Philadelphia, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District, the Clark County School District (in the Las Vegas area) and the New York City public schools.

Why aren’t you home-schooling yet?

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… I guess that #FreeKate has not gotten the Message …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

.. it should be #jailKate !

.. for the uninitiated , Kate refers to Katelyn Hunt , who is an 18-yr-old young adult . She was busted for having lesbian sex with a 14-year-old . She did not take an offered plea bargain , instead deciding (along with her family) to turn her cause into a cause celebre . Gross !

..Florida law is clear that anyone 18 or older having sex with someone 15 or younger has committed a crime. This crime is “usually” prosecuted for the same reason that Kate Hunt is being prosecuted: Parents of the minor victim discover that their young teenager is sexually involved with an adult, object to this involvement, and call the cops.

Will anyone argue that this law is unreasonable?

Is it wrong for parents to be empowered, with the law on their side, to say, “Hey, leave my kid alone, you creep, or I’ll call the cops”?

..Let us stipulate that there are probably lots of 18- and 19-year-old guys who may be sexually interested in much younger teenage girls.

.. This is the typical scenario: A girl who is physically mature but not yet 16 becomes involved with a guy in his late teens or early 20s and this involvement is entirely voluntary — indeed, often quite enthusiastic — on the part of the girl who, in the eyes of the law, is the victim of a crime because she is incapable of legal consent.

.. Maybe that seems crazy to you. You may say, “But this girl is willing and eager to have sex at 14 or 15, why criminalize this guy, only four or five years older than her, for giving her what she wants?”

.. The answer is that this is a minor dependent upon, and under the authority of, her parents, who have a duty to supervise her behavior — to make sure she brushes her teeth and does her homework and looks both ways before crossing the street — for her own good. And if the parents of 14-year-old Heather Hotpants don’t want their daughter taking a ride on the one-eyed love monster with 19-year-old Billy the Boner, they are empowered by law to prevent it.

Maybe you think this kind of parental empowerment is a bad thing, but if you don’t have a teenage daughter, well, shut the hell up.

Parents have duties and parents have rights, and if we don’t want total sexual anarchy — horny hoodlums cruising the middle-school parking lot in search of some easy action — we’d better by God stand on the side of parents trying to protect their daughters.

As it is, however, Florida’s age of consent is 16. This law is by no means secret and evidence in this case indicates that Kaitlyn Hunt knew damned well her involvement with a 14-year-old was illegal.

                                                WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT ‘JAILBAIT’?

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… This is a Dandy Interview [Daily Caller — J. Christian Adams]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

.. the interviewer is Virginia Thomas . She writes on a part – time basis for the Daily Caller , and does these interviews , periodically . Yes , She is that Ginny Thomas , the political activist and bride of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas . She is , as always , incisive and informative .

.. the following is the text from the article [h/t — theDailyCaller] ..

J. Christian Adams is a talented lawyer who worked inside Eric Holder’s Justice Department until he could take it no longer. He left in 2010 and wrote a New York Times bestselling book, “Injustice,” to expose what he saw and learned.

Today, he is practicing law, speaking out against the Justice Department, writing for PJ Media and battling his first Internal Revenue Service audit on the side. In the second of this three-part interview, Adams says he believes the institution of law is under attack like never before.

“[The law is] meant to be a leveler, and that’s what’s unique about our country, about America, is we’re the first country ever founded for the principle that every individual has individual dignity, divine inspired individual dignity, to be treated by their government as an individual, not differently than somebody whose brother is an earl,” he said. “These people in power reject at its core that principle. They believe that power is given out based on political donations, ideology, opposition to coal — name it. It’s something that you gain favor and are treated differently by your government based on who you are, and that’s so anti-American.”

Adams went on to say that Republicans and their consultants are stuck in the ’90s and not battling the left effectively.

“We’re in a different kind of world now where the left is on the march through the institutions, through the government, through the academy, and they have brass knuckles,” he said. “And they have their media outlets, and they have Media Matters, and MSNBC, and ThinkProgress and George Soros, and I can go down the list. And the right is just getting started. And they don’t have the same sorts of institutional weaponry that the left does. So it becomes very easy to deceive when your arsenal is bigger. And I think that was the problem in the last election.”

Under the Obama Justice Department, he said, “law is a tool to help those in power aid those they agree with. It is not a great leveler. It’s no longer a means to make everybody equal and to create those fences that everybody must stay within. It’s a way to punish your opponents and reward your enemies.”

Adams puts some hope in the power of the purse, if the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would just “line out” radical policies and budgets with the authority our founders gave them.

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