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Relating to our national nightmare

Mad Woman Margaret Sanger, Founder Of Planned Parenthood

This little film clip from 1947 was recently released by the British Pathe’ studios. In it they refer to Ms. Sanger as ‘Margaret Slee’. Slee was her second husband’s last name. She preferred her former name, Sanger. Sanger was the last name of her first husband. Her birth name was Higgins.

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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy Got His Wish

According to Second City Cop, “At least McCarthy’s wish last week that “no one will rest until everyone in Chicago enjoys the same sense of safety” is coming true – every neighborhood is slowly become equally miserable.”. They give a link to the Chicago Sun Times where there is a map of the violence that took place over the weekend. Indeed. The map below shows that everyone in Chicago is experiencing the same level of safety – none.

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On a related note, Chicago Magazine has done a year of investigation and come to the conclusion that someone in the Emanuel administration is cooking the homicide numbers to make Chicago look safer.

Chicago conducted a 12-month examination of the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics going back several years, poring through public and internal police records and interviewing crime victims, criminologists, and police sources of various ranks. We identified 10 people, including Groves, who were beaten, burned, suffocated, or shot to death in 2013 and whose cases were reclassified as death investigations, downgraded to more minor crimes, or even closed as noncriminal incidents—all for illogical or, at best, unclear reasons.

This troubling practice goes far beyond murders, documents and interviews reveal. Chicago found dozens of other crimes, including serious felonies such as robberies, burglaries, and assaults, that were misclassified, downgraded to wrist-slap offenses, or made to vanish altogether. (We’ll examine those next month in part 2 of this special report.)

Many officers of different ranks and from different parts of the city recounted instances in which they were asked or pressured by their superiors to reclassify their incident reports or in which their reports were changed by some invisible hand. One detective refers to the “magic ink”: the power to make a case disappear. Says another: “The rank and file don’t agree with what’s going on. The powers that be are making the changes.”

Link here

This is fraud. It makes the citizens feel safer than they should and it allows the city’s leaders to lie about their accomplishments. Nothing new for Chicago.

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Bizzarro Reid

Harry Reid is captured perfectly in this cartoon. He has made some completely nonsensical statements. He is intentionally vilifying ordinary Americans who are exercising their rights. He call us ‘Terrorists’. He sides with real terrorists and calls them ‘Freedom Fighters’.

Harry Reid is a sick man and he is playing a sick and evil game. He needs to be recalled.

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“Are You Really Going To Shoot These People?”

It is fascinating. people from all over the country and from all walks of life have witnessed the over reacting BLM near the Bundy ranch. Not many actually were there and reported back. Those who did have nearly all come to support what Cliven Bundy is doing.

Harry Reid is calling the Bundy supporters domestic terrorists. That kind of rhetoric is designed to inflame rather than solve the problem. Reid is an evil man.

This is a film maker from New York. He visited the Bundy’s during their confrontation with the BLM. He understands that the conflict is not about a tortoise or grazing fees. It’s about federal overreach. The law is wrong and needs to be changed. The Bundy’s and their supporters were truly prepared to die to see it changed. So, apparently, was the film maker.

Dinesh D’Souza was there as well. He also supports the efforts of the Bundy supporters. He says they were facing ‘Domestic terror from their own government’.

Finally, here is video of a neighbor of the Bundy’s, a farmer, who also understands what is at stake. She also supports their efforts. This video was shot at a town hall meeting.

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Bob Owens Hits Another One Outta The Park

It’s his post at Bearing Arms. He calls it, “The Cancer, The Militia, And Cliven Bundy“. Owens agrees that Bundy broke the law but he says that that doesn’t make him wrong. Why? As with so many laws in the past it’s the law that is wrong this time.

After listening to many opinions and perspectives I’m coming closer to drawing some conclusions. For starters, as a legal matter, Cliven Bundy doesn’t have a legal legal to stand on.

That doesn’t remotely mean that he’s wrong.

From the moment the ink was dry on the parchment creating it, the federal government has used, abused, and expanded its power into a grotesque mockery of what the Founders envisioned. The federal government was never supposed to occupy more land than it absolutely needed to function, much less control huge swathes of entire states. They have made their tyranny “legal” by passing laws and writing regulations, but legality is merely a concept… it doesn’t mean that laws stripping power from the citizenry are moral, or constitutional, or that we should blindly obey them.

The subjugation of women was legal. Slavery was legal. Most importantly, the democides of more than 262 million souls by their own governments in the 20th century alone after first disarming them were legal.

In far too many instances, and especially in regards to corrupted governments, “legal” merely means that a self-serving government has given itself carte blanche to pillage the citizenry—and kill them, if needed—in the name of itself.

You can ask President Obama what he thinks of “mere legality” and the importance of following laws as they are written.

It has become painfully obvious that the most apt metaphor describing our bloated and out-of-control government is that of an aggressive cancer. It started out small, but it inevitably, irresistibly began corrupting the body that created and sustains it. It is arguably in an end phase, a final burst of destructive energy, where it threatens to destroy the host entirely and itself in the process.”

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Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Senator Harry Reid warns us that the battle over the ranch is far from over, and that the citizenry cannot be allowed to win:

Reid tells News4′s Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

In Reid’s diseased mind, the government must win, because the government must always win. The cancer must be fed.

It’s worth noting that the actions of the BLM and federal authorities in this case have been stated to be their method of “resolving” the case. I think Stefan Molyneux of Freedom Radio put it succinctly when he said that their method of resolution boils down to:

Give us all your cattle to pay the fines we imposed on you to save a tortoise we are currently euthanizing… Or we will shoot your family.”

The situation at the Bundy Ranch is not over. There exists the very real possibility of the federal government advancing yet again with heavily armed agents against the ranch and those who refuse to concede to the federal government’s “legal” tyranny.

If they commit such a crime—and a clear moral crime it will be, regardless of the so-called legality of it—the federal government could very well find itself under attack across the nation from citizens who have simply had enough of the cancer that is a corrupt and tyrannical government that has shown a willingness to throw constitutionality and legality to the wind in order to advance its own agenda of consolidating power and stripping the Republic of even the illusion of liberty.

Never has the need for a well-armed citizenry been more apparent.”

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NRO: “Bundy vs. BLM: A Visceral Reaction”

I think this National Review writer gets it. He has put into words what many of us couldn’t. Throughout the Bundy stand-off the question we had wasn’t. “Did Bundy break the law”. He admits that he did.

The concern instead has been about the fierceness and violent way the feds reacted.

Bundy’s cattle should have been prevented from grazing on public lands if the fees had not been paid. Instead the BLM destroyed his property, killed two prize bulls, threw a woman to the ground, and tasered at least one of the Bundy’s.

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Now they are talking about an attack on the Bundy ranch. For what?

To intimidate them and others; to display a level of force that discourages others from resisting. Simple as that.

One can be a supporter of the rule of law and still recoil in anger and disgust from the militarized display of force by the federal government toward Clive Bundy.

The disproportionate nature of the government’s reaction to Bundy suggests this has less to do with delinquent grazing fees than it does with the selective assertion of raw governmental power — sending a message not just to Bundy or a disfavored group, but to America as a whole. The same federal government that deploys Bureau of Land Management shooters tricked out like SEAL Team 6 directs Border Patrol agents to flee from aggressive illegal immigrants. The same federal government that would fire and prosecute federal agents who physically restrain border-crossers sends agents to tase and sic German shepherds on ordinary Americans exercising First Amendment rights.

One can acknowledge that the government has the right — in fact, the responsibility — to enforce the law, yet object that this administration habitually enforces the law in a capricious, arbitrary, and discriminatory manner. They imperiously go after a Bundy while excusing scores of miscreants whose get-out-of-jail-free card is membership in a politically-correct class. They regularly waive legal requirements out of sheer political expediency. They fail to defend duly enacted statutes with which they, the enlightened, disagree.”

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“Child sex trafficking in D.C. a $100M industry”

WUSA 9:

Said Powell says, “There’s kids as young as 5, 6, 7.”

The average age of entry into this dark and devastating underworld is 13.

“A child who’s a victim of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation cannot go to school, is most likely not able to speak unless they’re asked to speak, they can’t even go to the bathroom without getting permission,” she said. “They’re probably having sex with 5 to 10 men a night.”

And it is happening here in the nation’s capital, where wealth and power are next-door neighbors to poverty and despair.”

This story begins with the story of the disappearance of 8 year-old Relisha Rudd:

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Washington DC authorities suspect her parents of selling her into a child prostitution ring.

As the days pass with no sign of Relisha, some who are following her case believe she may have been sold into a child sex trafficking operation.

They point to the wads of cash and expensive items Relisha’s mother and boyfriend flaunted on Facebook in the days following the little girl’s disappearance.”

As sad as her story is, the real story is the fact that this $100 million ‘Industry’ exists in our nation’s capitol. Perhaps the ‘Allegations’ of pedophilia and pederasty we have heard against some law makers have some merit.

Here is another link to the story.

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Knish: “Islam Is What Happens When Civilization Loses”

Boy has he got that right. Daniel Greenfield, writing as Sultan Knish, has Islam pegged. We should listen to him. Islam is what you might call anti-civilization. Like matter and anti-matter when the two meet the civilization – or the matter – is destroyed. The Islamist leaders tell us that this is their goal. From the essay:

Hasan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, wrote, “Our task is to stand against the flood of modernist civilization.” Syria is the desert that remains when the flood of civilization has passed. The atrocities there show us life in Mohammedan times when banditry was the only civilization that there was.

Islam can’t unite Syria. It can’t even unite Sunni Islamists. It can’t even unite those Salafis who identify with Al Qaeda.

It can’t unite, because Islam is a disruptive force that achieves its unity through violence. It’s a supremacist ideology whose final solution is always the sword. Mohammed won his debates by killing his enemies. A rising Islam is forcing Christians out of the Middle East while obsessively hurling its force against the Jewish State. But it doesn’t end there. A religion that can’t co-exist with other religions… also can’t co-exist with itself.”

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Islam is the conscious abandonment of civilization and co-existence for the nomadic life of the Jihadi who drifts from place to place, his weapons on his back, destroying cities and farms, taking anything and anyone he likes, and moving on to the next fight and the next burning city.

The Jihadist is at war with civilization, with the city, the family and the settled way of existence. He is a nomadic raider rolling back time to pre-history. He is the savage warrior of the savage past.

Syria is what happens when Islam wins. When Islam wins, civilization loses.”

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“Ruby Ridge-style standoff brewing as Bundy says he is prepared to be killed”

Cliven Bundy is brilliant. He has raised the specter of Ruby Ridge and Waco before the fact. Both were overreaches by federal government and over reactions that resulted in the death of people who did not need to die.

Bundy and his wife do not need to die. They have lived and worked their area for generations. They are fighting for their rights to continue to do so. The response by the feds is to send ‘…dozens of armed federal agents…’.

They are trying to intimidate him into giving up. He has said, “No”. It’s the feds’ move. He knows it and is prepared for it. The only thing the feds have left is brute force. If they use it it will be a mistake like it was on Ruby Ridge and at Waco.

A Ruby Ridge-style standoff is brewing in Nevada, where dozens of armed federal agents are closing in on cattle rancher Cliven Bundy over claims that Bundy has allowed his cows to graze illegally on government land, endangering a protected species of tortoise.

Vowing to take a stand for, “your liberty and freedom,” Bundy says he is prepared to be killed as authorities surround a 600,000 acre section of public land as a result of Bundy violating a 1993 Bureau of Land Management ruling which changed grazing rights in order to protect the endangered desert tortoise.

“With all these rangers and all this force that is out here, they are only after one man right now. They are after Cliven Bundy. Whether they want to incarcerate me or whether they want to shoot me in the back, they are after me. But that is not all that is at stake here. Your liberty and freedom is at stake,” Bundy said.

Bundy’s refusal to recognize federal authority over the land under dispute and his failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in grazing fees stems from his assertion that his family’s history trumps bureaucracy.

“My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley ever since 1877. All these rights I claim have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and water. I have been here longer. My rights are before the BLM even existed,” Bundy said.”

Read more at the DC Clothesline

Update

Feds deploy snipers, arrest man for filming outside First Amendment area

On Sunday, the Logandale, Nev.-based Moapa Valley Progress reported that Dave Bundy, son of rancher Cliven Bundy, was arrested while taking photographs of his family’s cattle that are being rounded up by federal agents. According to the report, Bundy was violating an arbitrary “First Amendment” zone that had been established by federal agents. Worse yet, federal agents also deployed snipers against the man.

“He was doing nothing but standing there and filming the landscape,” Ryan Bundy said of his brother Dave. “We were on the state highway, not even off of the right-of-way. Even if they want to call [the area that we were filming] federal land; which it’s not; we weren’t even on it. We were on the road.”

“They also had four snipers on the hill above us all trained on us. We were doing nothing besides filming the area,” Ryan added.

Bundy also said federal agents told them they had no First Amendment rights except in the areas so marked.

Read more at The Examiner

So. Federal agents think they can determine where we have Constitutional rights and where we don’t. This has the potential for becoming deadly really fast.

How many times have you heard the warning, “There will be no more free Waco’s”? What is behind that warning?

We shall see.

Update The Bundy’s have a website. It chronicles the confrontation. You can find it here.

Update An editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal calls for the Feds to back off.

Rancher stands up; feds should back off

A rancher needs big brass ones to stand up to Washington. Not only is the federal government the country’s largest and least competent landowner, it’s also the country’s largest police force and largest law firm, wrapped with red tape into one unflinching leviathan.

Cliven Bundy has big brass ones, all right. And the belt buckle and hat to go with them. But Clark County’s last cattle rancher knew his defiance would one day come to this. After more than 20 years of being dared to use their heavy hands, Bureau of Land Management officials and federal authorities say they’re finally going to seize and auction Mr. Bundy’s livestock.”

The editorial ends thus:

The most obvious solution, releasing federal land to local control, won’t happen overnight. So we offer a final chance at compromise: Have Washington stand down and send the zealots of the Center for Biological Diversity to collect the cattle, instead.”

The paper seems to be the only entity interested in compromise.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. “Shanks A Guard”, Gets Transferred To Alabama Prison

The news this morning includes the story that Jackson Jr. was transferred. Second City Cop, who should know, has what they say is the back story:

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that.

As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said.”

That’s the official story. The way we heard it, Junior led a riot after stabbing a guard with a homemade shank that was delivered in a cake, allegedly from his daddy, and hidden in his ass for the past five months. Screams of “Attica! Attica!” were heard from the “hole” after the guards tossed him in solitary.”

Jesse Senior must be proud.

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“ATF investigating theft of explosives in western Montana”

Who would do this? I don’t think it was Timothy McVeigh.

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MISSOULA — The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help regarding the recent theft of approximately 285 pounds of high explosives from an explosives bunker located near Victor.

Between approximately March 15th and April 1st, 2014, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility operated by Ajax Contracting Inc. west of Victor.

The following items were stolen from the storage facility: ANFO (Ammonium nitrate fuel oil); explosive boosters; dynamite. Sample photographs of the types of explosives taken are shown below.”

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More at KRTV

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Pure Unmitigated Evil: “Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public”

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show.

Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors’ identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.

Zimmerman’s defense asked the judge in June to keep the names secret until six months after the verdict. The judge set no timeline then, but noted in her new order they have been withheld more than eight months.”

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Here Is A Video From The ACLU About Border Patrol Abuse

If this story is true it is abuse plain and simple.

While the Obama administration allows tens of thousands of violent illegal immigrants to go free in the United States without deportation every year, an American woman and her two children were terrorized by Border Patrol agents who threatened to taser her if she did not consent to a search of her vehicle before slashing her tires.”

From Wirecutter

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Yet Another Nail

“Obamacare Takes a Life”

This is all part of the plan. After a few more people die due to Obamacare there will be an outcry for something different. There will no longer be health insurers. The only thing left to do will be single-payer, government run universal health care.

Pleased as punch, these liars killed Frank Alfisi

Pleased as punch, these liars killed Frank Alfisi

Yesterday the Obama Administration boasted that six million people had signed up for Obamacare.

There was not a word about Frank Alfisi.

Frank Alfisi was killed by Obamacare.

His daughter, Amy DiFrancesca, is furious. And yes, she quite specifically blames the President of the United States for her father’s death. As did the doctor who told Amy: “You can thank Mr. Obama for this.”

More at the American Spectator

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Another Shooting On Fort Hood, TX

(KCEN) — We have reports of an active shooter on Fort Hood.

There are reports of one dead and at least eight injured. Those injured patients are being transported to a nearby hospital.

We are also getting reports of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse.

The suspect is still at large. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building.

Reports have said that he was driving a gray Toyota, described as a white male in an Army Combat Uniform, and carrying a .45 handgun.

Fort Hood has been put on lockdown.

Central Texas College has been evacuated only as a precaution.”

Real time coverage here

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Want To Know Why Republicans Will Not Win The Senate In 2014?

In a word, Diebold.

Joseph Stalin: “I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how.”

Can the votes on this Diebold system be hacked using the memory card? “2 people voted Yes. 6 people voted No. The machine reported 7 Yes, 1 No.

As a software “hacker” (in the proper, non-malicious definition), I can say this is definitely a completely valid and utterly shocking “hack” that may have affected countless elections over the years…

“If I had not seen what was behind this, I’d have no reason not to, I would have certified this election as a true and accurate result of a vote.” – Ion Sancho, Supervisor of Elections, Leon County, Florida.

From the highly underrated documentary, “Hacking Democracy”. See more about the hack and its background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hursti_Hack”

From LiveLeak

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Bill Clinton Involved With A Pedophile

The UK Daily Mail has the story as told to them by Virginia Roberts. She was seventeen at the time.

Detectives painstakingly built a case which they believed showed that Epstein systematically paid teenage girls to recruit other teenage girls to his sex ring.

However, as the investigation continued, they found that Epstein’s team had already spoken to key witnesses, suggesting that the financier would reward those who helped him.

In addition, Epstein’s defence team agreed to the unusual move of suggesting that the alleged victims sue Epstein in the civil courts. The result was a plea bargain in which Epstein admitted a single charge of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution – a deal which infuriated many police officers who worked on the case.

More than 20 of Epstein’s girls are said to have sued him for damages. At least 17 have settled out of court.

Mr Clinton, Mr Gore and Mr Mitchell were all contacted about their friendship with Epstein but declined to comment.”

Virginia Roberts today

Virginia Roberts today

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Air Force Fires Nine Nuke Commanders For Cheating On Exams

Here’s a story that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. The US Air Force has fired nine commanders who were in charge of some of our nuclear weapons.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

A 10th commander, the senior officer at the base, resigned and will retire from the Air Force.

Air Force officials called the discipline unprecedented in the history of America’s intercontinental ballistic missile force. The Associated Press last year revealed a series of security and other problems in the ICBM force, including a failed safety and security inspection at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., where the cheating occurred.

Colonel Robert Stanley

Colonel Robert Stanley

In an emotion-charged resignation letter titled “A Lesson to Remember,” Col. Robert Stanley, who commanded the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom, lamented that the reputation of the ICBM mission was now “tarnished because of the extraordinarily selfish actions of officers entrusted with the most powerful weapon system ever devised by man.”

If that ain’t bad enough the story also includes this little tidbit. It looks like they weren’t just cheating on exams.

The cheating at Malmstrom was discovered in early January during the course of an unrelated drug investigation that included two launch officers at Malmstrom and others at several other bases; the drug probe is continuing.”

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“Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs”

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Missiles bad. EBT cards good.

President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say has helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades.

The Tomahawk missile program—known as “the world’s most advanced cruise missile”—is set to be cut by $128 million under Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy.

In addition to the monetary cuts to the program, the number of actual Tomahawk missiles acquired by the United States would drop significantly—from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The number will then drop to zero in 2016.

The Navy will also be forced to cancel its acquisition of the well-regarded and highly effective Hellfire missiles in 2015, according to Obama’s proposal.”

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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“Putin establishes military bases in Latin America”

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Here we go again. Remember when the Soviet Union tried to set up missile bases in Cuba? It was October, 1962. John Kennedy was US President. He took action. He blockaded Cuba with Navy ships and succeeded in stopping the USSR from installing nuclear-tipped rockets ninety miles from the United States.

What will Obama do?

Away from the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is quietly seeking a foothold in Latin America, military officials warn.

To the alarm of lawmakers and Pentagon officials, Putin has begun sending navy ships and long-range bombers to the region for the first time in years.

Russia’s defense minister says the country is planning bases in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, and just last week, Putin’s national security team met to discuss increasing military ties in the region.

Gen. James Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command said there has been a “noticeable uptick in Russian power projection and security force personnel” in Latin America.

“It has been over three decades since we last saw this type of high-profile Russian military presence,” Kelly said at the March 13 hearing.

According to Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), there are 10 countries in Latin America that currently have no U.S. ambassador because they either haven’t been nominated yet or confirmed, a sign that the region is seen as a low priority.”

Read more at Wyblog

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“Banker leaps to his death in finance world’s 8th suicide this year”

This is beginning to look like a trend… a worrisome one.

From the New York Post:

Kenneth Bellando apparently jumped to his death from this building on the East Side on March 12.

Kenneth Bellando apparently jumped to his death from this building on the East Side on March 12.

A 28-year old Manhattan investment banker has died in an apparent suicide, police sources said.

Kenneth Bellando, who worked at Levy Capital since January, was found dead on the sidewalk outside his East Side building on March 12 after allegedly jumping from the sixth-story roof, sources said.

Bellando, a former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan, is the son of John Bellando, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Condé Nast. His brother, John, a top chief investment officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations.

Several John Bellando emails were cited during testimony at the Senate Finance Committee’s inquiry into the bank’s losses during the infamous London Whale trade fiasco.”

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Jews In The Ghettos, Too

Remember this guy?

Officer Joe Peterson

Officer Joe Peterson

It’s Branford, Connecticut Police Officer Joseph Peterson who famously said he’d look forward to the order to kick in your door and take your guns.

There’s more to the story. Selwyn Duke wrote about this guy in the American Thinker. Here is an update to the story. Peterson looks worse all the time.

Update from Selwyn Duke (edited for punctuation):

The Cameron Smith quoted in my article wrote to me and reported the following:

Just wanted to thank you for the very fair article on the Police officer in CT. While yes, the conversation got very heated, once he [Officer Joseph Peterson] was seen as a cop, he should have stepped WAY back. A lot of news articles are putting my quote in of me saying he would put Jews in Ghettos as the reason he went off. He actually went off well before that. I literally asked him if a law was passed to put Jews in the Ghettos, would you? He literally said “Now you are being silly…but if its the law, I enforce it; I don’t make them.”

To me THAT was the quote of the story that everyone is missing.”

That, ‘Just following orders’ defense is no defense at all. Perhaps someday we will have another Nuremberg trial.

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Venezuelan National Guard Is Abducting High School Girls

Of course they are. Who is going to stop them? This is the oldest story in the world. Conquering soldiers pillage and rape at will. Some of their leaders encourage it. Others just turn a blind eye.

Here we have a young woman who sees it and begins to record it. Then the Guardsmen notice what she is doing.

It’s surprising the video got out.

Hat tip to Weasel Zippers

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Bloomberg: “The World Is Broke”

“Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, BIS Says”

A hundred trillion. And that’s just debt. It doesn’t include unfunded liabilities.

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Image from Doug Ross

The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

The $30 trillion increase from $70 trillion between mid-2007 and mid-2013 compares with a $3.86 trillion decline in the value of equities to $53.8 trillion in the same period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The jump in debt as measured by the Basel, Switzerland-based BIS in its quarterly review is almost twice the U.S.’s gross domestic product.

“Given the significant expansion in government spending in recent years, governments (including central, state and local governments) have been the largest debt issuers,” according to Branimir Gruic, an analyst, and Andreas Schrimpf, an economist at the BIS. The organization is owned by 60 central banks and hosts the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, a group of regulators and central bankers that sets global capital standards.”

Here is Bloomberg’s story

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Survival Blog: “SHTF Lessons From Venezuela”

Yep. Venezuela. This article was written by a man who is married to a Venzuelan woman who has relatives there. He is fluent in Spanish, and says much of his information comes from the Venezuelan news.

The news media here in the U.S. have completely missed the boat on the Venezuelan situation. Suffice it to say at this point that the conditions over the past 15 years have deteriorated so much that between one and two million out of 30 million citizens have fled the country. Violence has spiraled out of control. Some estimates indicate that during the period of 2003 and 2011(the same period as the Iraq war) the number of murder victims reported in Venezuela rivals the number of people killed in Iraq. In addition to the intolerable violence, socialist government policies collapsed many industrial and agricultural sectors.

So the people of all classes now find themselves in a situation in which electric power is no longer reliable, blackouts are common, and diseases that were eliminated are returning. Inflation can run up to 50% per month, rendering the Bolivar fiat currency nearly worthless. Since the government had forcefully expropriated (through the Venezuelan socialist version of eminent domain) huge tracts of productive domestic livestock and then given it “to the poor” who didn’t know how to farm it, domestic food production crashed.

This is the background that led to the most recent wave of protests, led primarily through a grass roots, social media-driven campaign by students of high school and college age. Their message was simple: “Enough! We need a new government.” Protests by hundreds of students swelled to become thousands. This startled the government, so they unleashed their goons to try to intimidate the students. However, a “strange” thing happened: The more they were attacked, the angrier the people became. After they killed their first victim, they thought the people would cower at home, but that’s not what happened. The people who had previously perceived their own personal safety as tantamount now placed their own lives in a lower priority over the lives of the youths who were fighting for their future. The numbers of protesters swelled into the hundreds of thousands. More were killed. Still they refused to back down. So the government unleashed the military. Citizen journalists with smart phones have documented proof of brutality and even executions by some of the military, and this has been disseminated around the world. For the first time since the height of Chavez’s revolution, nations and organizations that tolerated Chavez’s “excesses” are now beginning to move. Even some of the nauseating progressive politicians here in the U.S., who previously spoke warmly of Chavez, have tweeted photos of themselves supporting the opposition.”

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