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Hugo comes to America?

What happens when a populace trusts no one in government except the military?

Americans’ confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years.

The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent in Congress. By contrast, half have a great deal of confidence in the military.


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M855 Ammo Ban Suspended… for now

Here is the NRA:

The National Rifle Association (NRA) was instrumental in stalling the Obama Administration’s initial attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. The announcement that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will suspend its proposed framework to ban M855 ammunition validates the NRA’s assertion that this effort was nothing more than a political maneuver to bypass Congress and impose gun control on the American people.

“Today’s announcement proves what we have said all along — this was 100% political. President Obama failed to pass gun control through Congress, so he tried impose his political agenda through executive fiat. But every gun owner in America needs to understand Barack Obama’s hatred of the Second Amendment has not changed,” said Wayne La Pierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association.

The rationale for banning M855 could have been used to ban virtually all centerfire ammo. This is what the NRA is for, folks.


Republicans join Democrats and fund Obama’s illegal amnesty

Now that the GOP controls both houses, the “do nothing” congress is going to start supporting Obama. This is a huge victory for Obama.


Brian Williams Recalls Operation Iraqi Freedom

I remember back in 2003 when I was embedded with the 3rd ID. Here is the sit-rep. We were about 25 clicks north of the DMZ outside of Mosul. Let me tell you, Charlie was everywhere. This wasn’t no boondoggle. We were in the shit and there was a body count.

My partner, a butter bar, shave tail named Tex, had just offered me some pougy bait from his K rations when the Iraqis started raining napalm mortars and Willy Pete rockets on us. I quickly grabbed the nearest 50 cal and a handful of magazine clips and dove under a half-track. After what couldn’t have been more than a minute, Tex screamed, “DINKS IN THE WIRE!” This was the moment that I knew things were FUBAR.

I busted a few caps but I couldn’t get a bead on the enemy with my tommy gun so a yelled at Tex to start passing me pineapples from his ALICE pack. In only took a few minutes and I was almost buried in grenade pins.

Tex and I decided to didi mau so I grabbed two bandoleers of magazine clips for my chopper and we unassed the AO. I pretty much had to DX Tex after we had a break in contact but I ended up meeting up with a group of eleven bravos. There were still gooks everywhere so we moved a grid square back, popped smoke, fired up the Prick-77, put on our SPIES gear and waited for a LURP team to show up with a crash-hawk and extract us.

It was only on extraction that I realized I had a million-dollar-wound. Luckily they let me rotate back to the world. It occurred to me as I took off in that big, silver freedom bird… I never did find out what happened to Tex.


An occasion to criticize Christianity….

When Islamists burn a caged Muslim pilot to death and film the horror, the President of the United States does what comes naturally to him. He uses the event as an occasion to criticize Christianity. Start at 2:10.


The short version of the State of the Union Address

“The goals, dreams and aspirations of the American people will become reality when the government decides they will.”

That’s pretty much all you need to know.


As expected, Missouri burning…


Breaking: Hagel out as SecDef


Now Hillary says, “I support the president’s decision…”


Thought for the day…


Imagine the disappointment this morning of all of those immigrants who came to the United States to escape banana republics and tin-pot dictatorships.


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If I were an illegal immigrant tonight…

If I were an illegal immigrant, I would think twice about exposing myself by applying for Obama’s apply for ‘deferred action’ amnesty. I would recall that it is a temporary amnesty and that Obama won’t be president forever. Signing up for amnesty today may be tantamount to signing up to be deported later.

I’d keep that in mind and think really hard about accepting any offers from a serial liar. I’d be very careful.


Obama argues forcefully against executive amnesty


Get ready, here it comes…


There is weather and then there is climate

The EPA chief wants you stupid deniers to understand the difference between climate and weather.

‘Weather’ is any meteorological event, either long term or short term, that is not evidence for global warming.

‘Climate’ is any meteorological event, either long term or short term, that can be used to justify more governmental control over the economy and society.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy told reporters Monday morning that the so-called pause in global warming was not representative of the broader trends in climate, which she says point to global warming.

“That is a short-lived issue that doesn’t represent climate,” McCarthy told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, adding that many other factors show the planet is changing because of human influence– though she did not elaborate on this point because the breakfast was nearing its end.

Satellite temperature data, which measures the lower parts of the Earth’s atmosphere, shows there has been no significant warming trend for the last 18 years or so. Surface temperatures from weather stations, buoys and ships show a lack of warming for about the last 15 years or so.

See? A lack of warming for almost two decades is not ‘climate’ since it doesn’t help the government justify further regulating your life.


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An important message regarding the Ebola Nurse

The Ebola Nurse wants you to know that she no longer wants to be known as “The Ebola Nurse”. As part of our editorial style-book here at the Real Revo we will honor her wishes and, from now on, refer to her more appropriately as “The Nurse Formerly Known as the Ebola Nurse”.

Thank you.



Simultaneously believe this is empowering…


…and this is demeaning.

And that is insane.


Jonathan Gruber told the truth…

Obamacare was distorted in order to deceive stupid American voters into supporting it. That’s a truth Team Obama didn’t want stated. You know how they feel about the truth.


The Real Revo is seven years old today…

We almost missed it but for Bman’s reminder!



Why won’t the House impeach Obama over immigration?

Trey Gowdy answers that with a question: “Have you met Joe Biden?”

Yep, Biden is Obama’s impeachment insurance policy.


Did Ukraine shoot down Malaysian Air Flight 17?

That is the question in the Daily Mail.

Russian experts have claimed Malaysian Boeing MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian warplane and not a ground to air missile.

This follows the release of ‘leaked’ satellite images which show a missile streaking towards the passenger plane, produced tonight by Russia’s main state broadcaster.

It was claimed that the space pictures were from a British or US satellite.

The image of the MIG firing the missile is a fake and I can prove it. MA Flight 17 crashed on July 17, 2014. Google Earth has a satellite image taken on July 20, 2014; just three days later. In the July 20 imagery, you can clearly see the burned area at the crash site. It is evident that the Google imagery was taken to document the crash.

I found the location of the supposed MIG firing the missile. Beneath the aircraft in that photo, the configuration of the agriculture is radically different from that in the July 20 Google image. In fact, it is so different that it is impossible that there could only be three days difference between the two photos. It is clear that the image with the MIG was taken months, if not years, before the day MA 17 was shot down.

I have prepared an animated GIF to make it easy to compare Google’s July 20 image and the obviously fraudulent image claimed to be captured just three days earlier. Check it out…


There can be no doubt whatsoever the the photo, and thus the claim of the air-to-air fire, is fraudulent.

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Yet another Gruber video explains the genius behind Obamacare

Your employer provided health care is not taxed as income. Team Obama wants to tax your health care benefit but they knew they couldn’t pull it off in 2010. First, it would be a gross violation of Obama’s pledge to not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 per year. Second, you wouldn’t stand for it and, if he tried it, Obamacare would never have passed.

So rather than taxing your health insurance $100 per month, he taxed insurance carriers providing gold plans $100 per month. As Gruber points out, the effect on you is identical. The government taxes the provider $100 and the provider raises your premium $100. Obama gets his $100 from you and he gets to pretend he didn’t raise your taxes.

Better yet, he tied that tax on plans to the consumer price index in a way that, in the future, the tax on providers wouldn’t just be on gold plans, it would be on all plans… even bronze plans.

Gruber points out that this is pure genius. Obama basically eliminated the tax exempt status of your health care plan and stupid voters didn’t even notice that they had been swindled. Awesome, huh?

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Venezuela cracking down on street sales of food, toilet paper, etc…

Black market: It is all part of the process.

The sprawling street market that radiates outward from the metro station in Petare, Caracas’s largest slum, is the retail equivalent of an anti-Target.

There’s no organization to it. Tube socks and school supplies are sold beside giant pyramids of pineapple and piled yucca. Leopard-print hot pants stretch over mannequin buttocks next to the stinky stalls of fishmongers.

The bazaar was known until this month as one of the city’s biggest open-air black markets, the place to find all the scarce items that shoppers must queue up for hours to get in supermarkets, or can’t find at all. Earlier this year, toilet paper and corn­meal were scarce; lately it’s diapers and deodorant that have “gotten lost,” as Venezuelans say.

Authorities mostly turned a blind eye to the informal commerce, but late last month Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro went on TV to decree a ban on street sales of coffee, eggs, shampoo and some 50 other “regulated” items whose prices­ are capped by the government. He ordered the National Guard to police market stalls for such items as mayonnaise and powdered milk, and threatened to prosecute recidivist violators.

So let’s review what happens every, single time price ceilings below equilibrium are set.

Price ceilings below equilibrium price result in buyers demanding more product than producers want to sell.

This results in shortages as buyers purchase all available stock and sellers do not fully restock.

Shortages result in a black market of sellers willing to illegally sell at prices above the price ceilings and buyers willing to pay that amount.

Governments crack down on illegal black markets. This is what is happening in Venezuela now.

Black markets go underground. Goods are smuggled, loans are made and, since contracts cannot be enforced by courts, they are enforced by organized crime.

Organized crime and black markets result in violence, death and murder.

This doesn’t happen sometimes when price ceilings below equilibrium are set. It happens every time.


Comet lander bounced a half a mile…

On the comet, the washing machine sized lander weighs about a half and ounce. So, when the harpoons didn’t fire, it bounced like a balloon. Now, well, it is kind of lost.

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander bounced twice before finally settling on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday, leaving scientists uncertain about its exact location.

The good news is that Philae is stable and already collecting data to send back to Earth. However, the bad news is that the craft’s useful lifetime may be significantly less than anticipated after it landed in the shadow of a cliff.

Philae’s 60-hour battery will run out of power within a day or two. At that point, scientists had planned to use the lander’s solar panels, which are designed to provide an hour of battery power each day. The shadow cast by the cliff now poses a huge challenge for the ESA.

“We see that we get less solar power than we planned for,” said Koen Geurts of the ESA’s lander team.

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