- From DHS - New ROE for border patrol - play nice! "Honor first!"
- Budgets are like wishing wells aren't they?
- He gave me "A lifetime of direction."
- When is a Law Enforcement Officer not a Law Enforcement Officer?
- Waste Isolation Pilot Plant WIPP - New Mexico - Radiation leak - Update 3/08/14
- CPAC 2014 - ACU Blogger of the Year Award: Mary Katharine Ham
- Thumbs DOWN! (unequivocally)
- Thumbs UP! (maybe)
- I.D. Required For All This ... So Why Not Also To Vote?
- Breaking: Transcript of Obama-Putin Phone Call On Crimea
- Is Even Obama Now Loosing Faith in Obamacare?
- Obama to Netanyahu (in so many words): 'Nice little Jewish state you've got there' (it would be a shame if anything happened to it)
March 11, 2014
From DHS - New ROE for border patrol - play nice! "Honor first!"
Set this issue aside - Menendez is one of the drafters of the June 2013 Senate immigration bill, which would boost the inflow of legal immigrants and guest workers up to 40 million over the next decade. During the same period, roughly 40 million Americans will turn 18.
Set aside the issue - just "who" is coming thru our open borders?
The new ROE is based on - The PERF report was commissioned by top DHS leaders after advocates said law-enforcement agents had killed roughly seven people a year along the 1,933-mile border in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The shootings came during 67 clashes with a huge stream of armed drug-smugglers and illegal immigrants.
I am suggesting that something even more sinister is being completely overlooked in this rush to not get anybody hurt - good guys or bad guys!
#25 - (Initiation of Cocaine or Crack Use in the US, 2012) - In 2012, there were 639,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used cocaine for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 1,800 initiates per day.
#27 - (Current Heroin Use in the US, 2012) The number and percentage of persons aged 12 or older who were current heroin users in 2012 (335,000 or 0.1 percent) were similar to those in 2011
#40 - (Prevalence of Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse Among Full-Time Workers in the US) Approximately 3 million full-time workers (2.6 percent) aged 18 to 64 met the criteria for past year illicit drug dependence or abuse
#55 - (Global Distribution of Drug Use) Globally, drug use is not distributed evenly. In general, the US had among the highest levels of use of all drugs
Now back to the originally scheduled broadcasting - DHS demands that the border guards "play nice!" Subtitle - YOU are going to let those illegals and drugs into America or else!
H/T Citizens Militia of Mississippi - Posted on March 10, 2014 by ror1774 at Reclaim Our Republic - DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them, fleeing in vehicles
Mar 8, 2014 by Neil Munro
Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers' vehicles as they head north with their drug cargoes.
"Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles... agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves," said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.
Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by. Continue here.
Instructions, issued Mar. 7, 2014, by Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol can be viewed in full - HERE! His final statement to a very emasculated Border Patrol - "Something that has resonated with me since becoming a BP agent 26 years ago is remembering that an important part of our job in the course of securing the homeland is to make it home every day at the end of each shift. Honor First!
Playing nice will result in the deaths of more Brian Terry's. It degrades the security and freedoms (not even touched on here) of families along the borders. It allows in huge numbers of illegals and certainly some who would wish this country harm. They are called terrorists. And - it is flooding America with drugs! None of those issues are even considered in the new ROE, but hey - "Honor first!"
March 10, 2014
Budgets are like wishing wells aren't they?
You throw in a dime and expect to get back a dollar!
I cannot remember when, or if, one of Obama's budgets has ever been passed. They tend to get rejected almost as quickly as they are produced. Here, the most recent for 2015 in visuals, or an in-depth weigh-in below.
But at least, as he usually does, he can say he submitted one!
He gave me "A lifetime of direction."
When is a Law Enforcement Officer not a Law Enforcement Officer?
When he or she loses self-respect.
Not r-s-p-e-c-t as Hussein Obama's botched spelling last week ironically showcased that he can't even get the word out of his mouth without half gagging for lack of any understanding it. And not the illusional respect that others attempt to subjugate us with in giving or taking it away. That is not real.
What is real is that that we individually, and alone, when no one else is looking, will take with us to those golden gates for entry. It is that knowing in one's soul that he/she is doing good, that what they represent is valuable and important to themselves and others. That their word, as in the oath taken to their duties, means something. In this case, that promise of - I've got your back fellow citizens..
When we lose self-respect we rationalize and justify our actions and words but we still know, and the dying that results is very slow and very painful. I know this to be true.
A cautionary note here. There is a post going around the internet with the title - Some Connecticut police refusing to enforce AW law - which has many hopeful that LEO's will be there for them as the gun control issue continues to heat up.
According to an update by the author - this should be treated as a "possible" hoax until further verification.
[UPDATE: several commentors have noted they cannot find any Connecticut Peace Officers Association online... nor can I. I've emailed the person who emailed me on this, asking for info. His indication had been that the article (which he attached) would be online in a few days at http://ezinearticles.com/. Until he responds, or does not respond, I'd treat this as a possible hoax.
March 8, 2014
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant WIPP - New Mexico - Radiation leak - Update 3/08/14
This is a helpful overview.
CPAC 2014 - ACU Blogger of the Year Award: Mary Katharine Ham
Always a lady
This was my introduction to MKH quite some years ago which made me a fan instantly. Her ability to use humor highlighting the differing political positions of the Iraq War was priceless, and spot on.
Thumbs DOWN! (unequivocally)
The only thing I like about this drone is the genius behind its making but sadly I don't believe this will end well at all for humans.
Kate Bush was so ahead of her time. From Wikipedia - released in 1986 - "The song tells a story about a secret military plan to create a sound that is horrific enough to kill people. The ending of the story is unclear, but in the music video nearly every person working on the project is killed by the horrific sound, which is personified by Bush herself as she changed from an angelic woman into a banshee."
I remember when the song first came out I went into total denial that any such thing could or would ever be done. One of the many things I have been wrong on in my life. Now watching the video of the drone, the young man introducing it - I cannot help but wonder if one day he will have regrets.
Thumbs UP! (maybe)
This is fun - the future...
But it's a job killer. No need for waiters at all because on it's heals will be the drones that drop the pizza and beer and soda at your table. then eventually drones programmed to make the pizzas. The future - unmanned pizza parlors!
March 7, 2014
I.D. Required For All This ... So Why Not Also To Vote?
Add to this list ... the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House, and liberal advocacy organizations that crusade against voter ID laws such as the Center for American Progress, Media Matters, the Lawyersâ€™ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Advancement Project, and others. For all of them it's photo I.D. for thee, yet common sense photo I.D. to vote is somehow 'eeeevil' and racist!
ID REQUIRED TO VOTE? pic.twitter.com/Wz4Ui881gp— Phx Ken (@PhxKen) March 7, 2014
Breaking: Transcript of Obama-Putin Phone Call On Crimea
Obviously, the call was secretly recorded by the NSA!
Is Even Obama Now Loosing Faith in Obamacare?
As Rick Newman notes over at Yahoo Finance, it's beginning to appear that even Barack Obama is loosing faith in Obamacare ... after all, seldom does a day go by that the WH doesn't 'illegally' and unconstitutionally issue another politically motivated change in the disastrous law:
[...] President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy that's supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but don't abide by 10 "essential service rules" required under the new law.More here ...
When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million Americans were forced off plans they had chosen, with most alternatives being more expensive. That undermined Obama's frequent claim that "if you like your health insurance, you can keep it," and turned into one of the most controversial elements of a law that hardly lacks detractors.
In November, Obama announced a one-year delay in the ban on "substandard" plans, as he used to call them. Now, extending the delay to 2016 will "provide consumers with choices so they can decide what is best," the government says. Yet these limbo plans -- temporarily allowed but bound to vanish at some point -- defy the whole intent of Obamacare, as if the president is losing faith in his own plan. "This is a political move to minimize the impact of this as an argument against Democratic candidates," says Sean Nicholson, a management professor at Cornell University.
Obama and his fellow Democrats certainly need some political cover as the November midterm elections approach. Support for the ACA has never risen above 45% and it actually weakened as the law went into effect. A recent Gallup poll shows 23% of Americans say they've been hurt by the law, while only 10% say they've been helped. That may overstate the ACA's actual impact -- since 16% of people said the ACA harmed them a year before it even went into effect -- yet the negative impression alone is a big problem for Democrats who voted for the law and now must defend it as they run for reelection.
People with bare-bones insurance plans tend to be healthy enough to feel comfortable skimping on coverage. Yet it's critical to get such people to enroll in the new federal program, so the premiums they pay will help offset the cost of older, sicker enrollees. If the ACA exempted everybody who wanted a cheap, limited plan, it could thwart the whole program, since it would include too many costly patients and premiums would be prohibitively high.
Obama now seems to be backing off one of the key planks of the whole reform effort. Yet many of the people "allowed" to keep a substandard plan will be forced to enroll in Obamacare anyway. The pressure, however, comes from three sources other than the federal government ...
Hot Air - Halperin: Wow, this ObamaCare change just "screams of politics," huh?
Washington Post - Another day, another illegal Obamacare delay
Human Events - TODAY'S ILLEGAL OBAMACARE CHANGE: SUBSIDIES FOR EVERYONE!
CFP - The President's Devious ObamaCare Delays
Fox News - ObamaCare signing up few uninsured Americans, studies show
Obama to Netanyahu (in so many words): 'Nice little Jewish state you've got there' (it would be a shame if anything happened to it)
Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief Barack Obama (with his long-standing pro-Palestinian sentiments) never has been much of a fan of Israel, but now that he's not running again he's dropping all pretense of support for the Jewish State.
Caroline Glick sums it up: "Obama's newfound courage to begin abandoning his pretense of supporting Israel presents Israel with a new challenge":
Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg minced few words in discussing the interview that President Barack Obama gave him on the eve of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's latest visit to Washington.Continue here ...
Speaking with Charlie Rose, Goldberg equated Obama's threat to stop supporting Israel in international forums to the talk of a mafia don. Obama told Goldberg, that if Israel doesn't cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, "our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited." He added, "And that has consequences."
That statement, Goldberg noted, was a "veiled threat" and "almost up there with, 'Nice little Jewish state you've got there. Hate to see something happen to it.'"
Goldberg saw the interview as Obama's way of showing that he is beginning to abandon the pretense of supporting Israel, now that he no longer faces reelection. In Goldberg's words, "It's not that the gloves are coming off. It's more that the mask of diplomatic language is coming off a little bit."
Goldberg added that due to the fact that Obama, "doesn't have to run again for anything," he doesn't need to pretend feelings for Israel that he doesn't have, by among other things, going to AIPAC annual policy conference.
And indeed, Obama has achieved a comfort level with implementing anti-Israel policies. His threat to step aside and let Israel-haters have their way in places like the United Nations or in certain quarters of Europe is of a piece with several steps the he is already reportedly undertaking to harm Israel in various ways.
Admittingly, Caroline Glick is no fan of Barack Obama, and sometimes is a bit off-course in her pro-Israel positions. But in this case she's spot-on, especially as she goes on to suggest that Obama's new willingness to threaten Israel and to take the actions he feels it is safe to take to downgrade Israel's relations with the US, will likely only grow after November's midterm elections. After the Congressional elections, Obama will feel entirely free to attack the US's closest ally in the Middle East.
So typical and expected of a president whose foreign policy misadventures have brought us to a point at which our enemies no longer fear us, our allies no longer trust us, Vladimir Putin is a rock star,and the U.S. president is a Bozo.
Time - Obama Approval Rating Dives In Israel
NYT - With Netanyahu, Obama Plays Bad Cop to Kerry's Good Cop
American Thinker - Obama Has Made it Impossible for Israel to Strike Iran
Re: Gun-Free Zones
Related: Do "Gun-Free" Zones Encourage School Shootings? (A survey of 23,113 police chiefs and sheriffs across the country found that 62 percent of these top cops agreed that "a national concealed handgun permit would reduce rates of violent crime." About 80 percent of rank-and-file police officers, according to polls, support the right of trained citizens to carry concealed weapons.)
9-11-2001 - "What difference does it make?"
The answer to the question depends on who you ask. With Hussein Obama as always, as ALWAYS - watch his actions, his words aren't worth a plug nickle.
Investors Business Daily - Obama's New Asylum Decree Favors Muslims Over Christians
Immigration: As President Obama offers asylum to "minor" terrorists providing "limited" material support to terrorism, he's slamming shut the door on thousands of Christians fleeing terrorism in Muslim lands like Egypt.
In another end-run around Congress, President Obama has unilaterally eased immigration requirements for foreigners linked to terrorism.
He ordered the State Department and Homeland Security to ignore a post-9/11 law barring entry to those giving political or charitable aid to Hamas and other known terrorist groups.
A dozen years after the horrific attacks on our nation by foreign Islamic terrorists, the Obama administration has decided a little support to foreign Islamic terrorists is OK. Continue here.
Islamists Murder Nigerian Catholic Bishop - 180 Christians Killed (Including 20 Children) In Less Than Two Weeks, 20 Churches Destroyed
Islamists being Islamists, and doing what Islamists do with great zeal and hatred ... burning churches, murdering Christians and even other Muslims that disagree with their extremists views.
Via The Daily Star:
A Catholic bishop says Islamic insurgents have destroyed 20 churches in northeastern Nigeria in recent attacks.
Bishop Oliver Dashe Dome says than 500 of his parishioners have been killed since insurgency in the region began in 2009. At least 180 people have been killed in less than two weeks, including 60 children.
Boko Haram insurgents advocate a harsh version of Islamic law and have threatened the Christian minority in northern Nigeria in the past. However, their victims have also been Muslim.
Three northeastern Nigerian states have been under emergency rule for over nine months.
Dome blames authorities for the carnage, saying Boko Haram is better armed than Nigeria's military and expressing concern about the speed and rate of killings.