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Friday Night at the Movies – Halloween Edition

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Spooky salutations to all who haunt this forum on this most frightful evening. I hope that you will all be enjoying this most special fright night to the fullest extent. Here at the Revo’s most Southern LP/OP the sound of screaming children as well as that of many adults have already filled the air. Even now as I perform for the crowd inside of the Driveway of Doom I have begun scheming a way to perhaps offer some live streaming next year. Surely it can be done. I will need multiple cameras and the ability to offer multiple views to the Revo audience.

That is quite enough talk about what to do next year. Tomorrow is for talk like that. THIS most special Halloween Night I have multiple views to offer as well. There could be no single selection for the Year when Halloween intersects the hallowed Revo institution of Friday Night at the Movies. Of the many tasks that have been on the list for this week, the offering I bring to the forum has been a priority. This is something I’ve been trying to finalize for a while.

It’s not as easy as you might think. There is a big, wide universe of horror movies. The universe of Halloween movies is much smaller. The universe of Halloween movies that are available on YouTube is even smaller still. Nonetheless we did find some essential classics here that can carry you through the night or perhaps liven up a party with your selection playing in the background.

Now is the time on the Friday Night Flight when we grab our Broom, hop aboard and take off into the darkness…

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Judge rules Her Royal Princess, Kaci Hickox, can roam free

Saint Kaci is too special to stay home for a few days and will now roam Maine.

A Maine judge has rejected a request by state officials to quarantine and restrict the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa defied the state’s quarantine.

Judge Charles LaVerdiere initially put out a temporary order imposing some restrictions on Hickox. But on Friday, he issued a new order saying she should only continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state officials. But, because she’s not showing symptoms, the judge said she’s not infectious — and would not approve the limits on her movements sought by Maine health officials.

“The State has not met its burden at this time to prove by clear and convincing evidence that limiting [Hickox's] movements to the degree requested” is necessary, the judge wrote. He did order the nurse to immediately notify health officials if any symptoms appear.

The order hands a win to the nurse in her high-profile battle with state officials. She said in a press conference outside her house: “I am very satisfied with the decision. … I will continue to be compliant. And yes, it’s just a good, a good day.”


“SpaceShipTwo crashes shortly after Mojave test flight”


SpaceShipTwo, the Virgin Galactic space plane, has crashed east of Mojave, according to the director of the Mojave Air and Space Port Stu Witt.

Witt said a 2 p.m. news conference has been scheduled.

Scanner traffic indicated there was one fatality in the plane crash. Virgin Galactic previously announced that the rocket plane had “experienced an in-flight anomaly” on its Twitter page. A medical helicopter carried one patient to Lancaster for treatment.”


NBC has more here. From their article:

The reported anomaly came after SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine in flight for the first time in more than nine months. Since then, Virgin Galactic has switched the plane’s fuel mixture from a rubber-based compound to a plastic-based mix — in hopes that the new formulation would boost the hybrid rocket engine’s performance.”


Russia Is Reinforcing For WWIII

Russia is scrambling to control the arctic. They are afraid of us coming to get them. There is no way they’re afraid of Barry. I think they see the same writing on the wall that I do. WWIII is just around the corner. What do you folks think?

RT has some additional details on Russia great Arctic scramble:

The massive buildup of facilities in Russia’s north is part of the country’s strategy to ensure control of the Arctic. The military is currently rebuilding two northern bases in the Novosibirsk Islands and in the Franz Josef Land archipelago, Sergey Shoigu told the defense ministry’s public council on Tuesday. Military airfields at Tiksi, Naryan-mar, Alykel, Vorkuta, Anadyr and Rogachevo have been scheduled for modernization.

“The plan involves the building of 13 airfields, one land test range for the Air Forces, 10 radar sites and direction centers,” said Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center, who took part in the session[...]

“This year we will have total radar coverage and in 2015 we will be almost fully prepared to meet unwelcome guests from east and north,” the minister said


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Live by reconciliation, die by reconciliation

Obamacare was passed using a tricky little adaption of a parliamentary maneuver called reconciliation. Mitch McConnell says he will use that same maneuver to kill it if the GOP takes the Senate.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he would be willing to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority if he takes over as majority leader in January, his spokesman told the Washington Examiner on Thursday.

The announcement comes just days before Tuesday’s midterm congressional election, in which Republicans have a strong chance of seizing the upper chamber from the Democrats and putting the Kentucky senator in charge.

“Leader McConnell is and has always been committed to the full repeal of Obamacare, and he’ll continue to lead efforts to repeal and replace it with patient-centered reforms that enable greater choice at lower costs. He knows it won’t be easy, but he also believes that if Republicans are fortunate enough to take back the majority we’ll owe it to the American people to try through votes on full repeal, the bill’s most onerous provisions, and reconciliation,” McConnell spokesman Brian McGuire wrote in an emailed statement.

Reconciliation is a parliamentary maneuver that allows legislation to be passed without needing the usual 60 votes to overcome blockage by a filibuster.

Of course Obama will veto the repeal and there won’t be enough votes to overturn it so, when all is said and done, it is political theater.


Released GitMo detainees fighting with ISIS

No surprise there.

Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, wrote to Hagel on Thursday also urging a suspension of detainee transfers. He cited, among other concerns, “public reports that detainees are specifically rejoining the fight alongside ISIL.”

“The U.S. Government must not release terrorist detainees at the same time we have committed U.S. service members to fight ISIL,” McKeon wrote. “To continue to do so just as we have had to open a new front in the war on terror is unthinkable. Thus, I request an immediate suspension of all detainee transfers.”

The intelligence on where detainees have gone offers a mixed picture, and officials say the figures are not exact. But they are certain at least some of the released detainees are fighting with the Islamic State, or ISIS, on the ground inside Syria. Others are believed to be supporting Al Qaeda or the affiliated al-Nusra Front in Syria.

A number of former detainees also have chosen to help these groups from outside the country, financing operations and supporting their propaganda campaigns.


Eric the Holder still has some dirty tricks up his sleeve

For example, there is this tin-pot, shittly little stunt.

Hot on the heels of the Department of Justice’s suddenly-renewed interest in George Zimmerman’s civil rights liability in the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin (see: FBI Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case) just days before next week’s election comes another DOJ action timed perfectly for electoral manipulation.

National Review Online is reporting that the FBI (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DOJ) has made the highly unusual decision to disclose their investigation into Mike Rounds (pictured above), a Republican Senate candidate in South Dakota, less than a week before next Tuesday’s vote.

The alleged misconduct being investigated is somewhat obscure–something involving a work visa program in the state–but it is notable that the alleged misconduct was to have occurred three years ago, and the FBI’s announcement comes a year after the state’s own attorney general closed its own investigation without bringing any charges.

The concern, of course, is that the FBI announcement was timed to influence Rounds’ prospects in next week’s voting. When asked for more detail, the FBI replied that the agent in charge of the investigation would be unavailable to provide additional information until late next week, after the election, thus leaving a cloud over Rounds’ candidacy through election day.


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“Stop The Violence” Organizers Arrested For Beating Fellow Organizer


Irony so thick, you need the jaws of life to cut through it…

Two “Stop the Violence” organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said.

The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the anti-violence group, and shared an apartment with the suspects until recently.

Online court records don’t list lawyers for the defendants, who face a preliminary hearing Nov. 10 on charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and disorderly conduct.


AGW The Religion: Envirotards Have “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”


I don’t give a shit if AGW is the realest, most-unimaginable horror show ever dreamed up – it is not an immediate threat and these people are fucking idiots.

Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Someone who presumably gets paid for her insights into the human mind, actually believes that you can suffer from debilitating stress related to something that may or may-not materialize 500 years from now. The desire of these bed-wetters to be victims is getting out of hand. With this level of stupid floating around, we may be fast approaching the days when we have to give them real PTSD.

Two years ago, Camille Parmesan, a professor at Plymouth University and the University of Texas at Austin, became so “professionally depressed” that she questioned abandoning her research in climate change entirely.[...]

Parmesan certainly isn’t the first to experience some sort of climate-change blues. From depression to substance abuse to suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder, growing bodies of research in the relatively new field of psychology of global warming suggest that climate change will take a pretty heavy toll on the human psyche as storms become more destructive and droughts more prolonged. For your everyday environmentalist, the emotional stress suffered by a rapidly changing Earth can result in some pretty substantial anxieties. [...]

“I don’t know of a single scientist that’s not having an emotional reaction to what is being lost,” Parmesan is quoted saying in the National Wildlife Federation’s 2012 report, “The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States: And Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System is Not Adequately Prepared.” “It’s gotten to be so depressing that I’m not sure I’m going to go back to this particular site again,” she says, referring to an ocean reef she has studied since 2002, “because I just know I’m going to see more and more of it dead, and bleached, and covered with brown algae.”

Lise Van Susteren, a forensic psychiatrist based in Washington, D.C. — and co-author of the National Wildlife Federation’s report — calls this emotional reaction “pre-traumatic stress disorder,” a term she coined to describe the mental anguish that results from preparing for the worst, before it actually happens.

I would say that there is no way this is real, but sadly, I know better.


24 Man SWAT Team Raids Citizens Over Trash/Ordinance

The Marathon County SWAT vehicle arrives to confiscate property from elderly Roger Hoeppner. (Photo: Ryan Lister)

I’m curious to see what folks have to say on this one. I have opinions, but I don’t want to influence the discussion.

The six-year legal fight is summarized by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

In 2008, the town sued Hoeppner over claimed violations of ordinances about zoning, signs, rubbish and vehicles. About a year later, the two sides settled; Hoeppner was supposed to clean up his property, and the town was supposed to open discussions about its zoning.

The town felt Hoeppner had not complied, and it brought a motion for contempt and enforcement. In September 2010, a judge ordered Hoeppner to remove certain items from his land.

The following May, the judge found Hoeppner had still not complied and authorized the town to seize assets. In the summer of 2011, the town hauled away several tractors, pallets, equipment and other items and auctioned them off for “pennies on the dollar,” according to Lister.

But the dispute wasn’t over. In April 2013, the judge entered a final judgment that imposed a $500-a-day fine against Hoeppner for not adhering to the original May 2011 order, and granting the town’s legal fees.

Hoeppner appealed, but lost in a March ruling. So by Oct. 2, he owed the town about $80,000, according to court records, and the Town of Stettin obtained a writ of execution to collect — without notice to Hoeppner or his attorneys, they say.

The reporting site had this to say:

The lawful oppression of the Hoeppners — which cost the couple $200,000 in legal fees and fines — perfectly illustrates the inherent injustice of zoning ordinances. When petty tyrants are able to dictate the rules for other people’s private property, homeowners are faced with a choice to submit or potentially lose everything, even over the most menial of complaints.


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Officer MacLeod is a little confused

This police officer has confused “respect for the law” with “respect for Officer MacLeod”. When police officers get confused in that manner, they become dangerous.

Granted, we haven’t seen the whole encounter and it may very well be the “God bless you” was sarcastic as hell, still, the kid’s comment doesn’t really strike me as fighting words.


Doctors bailing out of Obamacare

They want no part if it.

Over 214,000 doctors won’t participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It’s also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In January, an estimated 70% of California’s physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.

There are three reasons they are bailing

1) Substantially lower reimbursement rates
2) A significant risk of not getting paid at all
3) Sicker patients that cost more to care for

To Obamacare users: Congratulations. You have insurance. Now try to use it.


La Raza publishes helpful voting guide

The group supporting illegal immigrants has offered them a helpful guide as to where they can vote in America without an ID.

The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.

“Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,” explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states don’t require identification.

Meanwhile, you need an ID to buy Sinutab in all 50 states.


Homeland Security is really cracking down hard!

The US Border Patrol is getting deadly serious about illegal border crossings.

U.S. Border Patrol agents slapped a $5,000 fine on an American citizen this week for slipping into the United States from Canada on a mountain bike, the agency announced Wednesday.

The 40-year-old American and his 44-year-old Canadian companion were nabbed Sunday near Houlton, Maine, after allegedly biking across the border south of Notre Dame, Canada, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

A Border Patrol agent spotted the two men at about 2:30 p.m. with mountain bikes on a dirt road near the border. After questioning the suspects, the agent arrested them for illegally crossing the border.

Each was fined $5,000, said CBP.


Alarmists to ‘fast-track’ bad weather as global warming

Remember when it was freezing cold and somebody would say, “well, so much for global warming”. The alarmists would always say, “there is a difference between weather and the climate and this is just weather”.

Now the alarmists have a new plan: Any bad weather can be immediately attributed to global warming. Good weather will be ignored.

Environmental scientists want to introduce a new system to prove that adverse weather events are directly linked to climate change to counter global warming sceptics.

Under the new plan, a heatwave or major storm will be linked scientifically to man made climate change immediately after the event to prevent critics from blaming it on natural variations in the weather.

Scientists want to be able to provide proof of whether an event was caused by climate change within three day rather than the current system which can take up to a year.

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Ebola nurse won’t stay home..

She is refusing voluntary isolation.

Kaci Hickox, the Ebola nurse who was forcibly held in an isolation tent in New Jersey for three days, says she will not obey instructions to remain at home in Maine for 21 days.

“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines,” Hickox tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer. “I am not going to sit around and be bullied by politicians and forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public.”

Maine health officials have said they expect her to agree to be quarantined at her home for a 21-day period. The Bangor Daily News reports.

But Hickox tells TODAY she will pursue legal action if Maine forces her into continued isolation. “If the restrictions placed on me by the state of Maine are not lifted by Thursday morning, I will go to court to fight for my freedom,” she says.

Ah, yes. She is wrapping herself in the mantle of liberty and freedom. Because freedom carries no responsibility to your neighbors or fellow man. Freedom means doing what you want, when you want, others be damned. Because freedom is your right and everybody knows there are no responsibilities associated with rights.


The Feminist Utopia

A radical feminist tries to lay out a vision for a better tomorrow: Men regulated almost out of existence.

All of men’s (alive and euthanised) belongings, property, resources and land will be confiscated from men and handed back to female care and supervision – property rights over land will be abolished. You can’t own land!

All men at least above 15 (or younger if very asocial) should live separately from women and children, on their own in small huts or studios, isolated from one another and scattered around so that women can keep an eye on them (they should never be in groups or packs, that would be illegal). So it would also be illegal for male adults to impose their presence on females, girls and children. Men would have to care for themselves on their own: food, laundry, etc. No male above his age of puberty would be allowed to receive any kind of service from a female. Their life expectancy would probably drop to the age of 40, but that’s how things should be. Women’s life expectancy without men would rise to 130 years at least.

PIV would be illegal too of course, as well as the initiation of any verbal or physical contact to women and girls or boy children, unless solicited by a woman for specific matters. I’m not sure what to do about boy children. Obviously you know my opinion, but let’s say that’s up to the mother to decide what she wants to do before he turns of age to leave the female family circle.

In order to keep all men and post-pubescent boys busy, we’d send them to clean up the vast amounts of detritus, pollution and toxic wastes men have littered and almost killed the world with. Much of the damage to the earth is irreversible, however with a great deal of effort and genius, women will find sustainable, natural and simple ways of healing a lot of the damage men have caused, and send men off to do the dirty work. No man will be allowed to take any decision without female guidance. We know what happens when men decide on their own! DISASTER.

You really should read it all. It’s a hoot.


US plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to US

Sure. Why not? What’s the worst that could happen?

The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise that the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop.

Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed by The Washington Times.

“The United States needs to show leadership and act as we are asking others to act by admitting certain non-citizens into the country for medical treatment for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during the Ebola crisis,” says the four-page memo, which lists as its author Robert Sorenson, deputy director of the office of international health and biodefense.

Meanwhile, back in the sane world, Australia institutes a travel ban from West Africa.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced “strong controls” on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease.

Telling Australia’s parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was currently “not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries,” he said that the government was also suspending its humanitarian program.

He added that holders of permanent Australian visas based in these countries would be subject to a mandatory, three-week quarantine process prior to their departure. Visitors approved to travel to Australia will also face further screening and followup checks upon arrival.


NASA rocket explodes during liftoff

This seems pretty much symbolic of everything the government does these days, doesn’t it?

It happened was about an hour ago…


Tennessee School Uses Nation Of Islam Handouts To “Teach” 8 Year Olds


Why my kids are home-schooled:

The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists.

Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?”

The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson (he enslaved 200 Africans) and Abraham Lincoln.

She said her jaw dropped when she followed the link to a website that was listed on the handout. Imagine her surprise when up popped the Nation of Islam home page.

I support teaching the whole story. I support teaching that Thomas Jefferson and George Washington owned slaves. I support teaching that LBJ bragged that he’d “have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years”, that FDR knowingly appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court, that Robert Byrd was a Klansman, Jim Crow was the outgrowth of Democrat policies, the Klan was a Democrat organization. I’m all for it.

I do not support using the propaganda of a racist organization to infect children with the hate America virus. I support being honest about our past, good & bad. The leftists teaching your kids support teaching your kids to ignore the good and revile the bad, undermining their view of America and all the good she has done in the world.


Because Targeted Ads Are Racist

We should give the FTC more power to regulate speech:

Companies that target certain people based on their online behavior could be practicing a form of discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned on Monday.

Some businesses look at massive amounts of information about what people do on the Internet to target ads to one group over another, which the ACLU told the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “has the potential to significantly reinforce existing economic disparities between racial groups.”

“Because decisions about which advertisements to display are in some cases based on data about race or factors closely linked to race, we are in danger of segregating the consumer experience on the Web,” ACLU officials told FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a formal filing.

Both the FTC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should investigate whether or not companies are violating the rules by using new forms of discrimination, the civil liberties group said.


Not very Iowa…