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The United Kingdom Gets Less Than Three Percent If Its Electricity From Wind

This information comes from the UK National Grid Status website. There they give us a daily tally of the electrical demands and the amount that is supplied by each different source. Wind powere is in last place, of course, and by a very wide margin. Wind provides 2.93% of needs. The second-to-last is nuclear power which provides 15.84% of what is necessary.

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Wikipedia tells us that the UK has 5,276 wind generators:

Two of the wind turbines at the Black Law Wind Farm in Scotland

Two of the wind turbines at the Black Law Wind Farm in Scotland

The UK is one of the best locations for wind power in the world, and is considered to be the best in Europe.[1] [2] Wind power delivers a growing fraction of the energy in the United Kingdom and at the beginning of January 2014, wind power in the United Kingdom consisted of 5,276 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of over 10 gigawatts…

Curious about the return that wind turbine farms provide I found at Ask.com that they are expensive:

The cost analysis of a wind turbine would depend on whether it is used for commercial or personal use. Commercial wind turbines can cost upwards of 2 million dollars plus maintenance.”

My little calculator tells us that 5,276 turbines which cost $2 Million each equals an expenditure of… well my calculator won’t work in numbers that large. It gives me an ‘Error’ message. But it looks like more than ten billion dollars.

The Wikipedia article cited above tells us that these turbines are capable of, “…over 10 gigawatts.” The data from the UK National Grid article shows us that they are falling mighty short of that figure. They are actually producing a little over one-tenth of it – 1.10 GW.

The ten gigawatt figure seems to be wildly optimistic. Perhaps it was provided by the companies that supplied them. More likely it was a combination of them and the Green lobby. Regardless, it seems that the United Kingdom was sold a bill of goods. I wonder of the good citizens there are at all aware of these numbers.

I suspect we have that same thing going on in the United States but on a much larger scale.

Hat tip to Kate for the link to that UK site.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Makes False Assertion

Politicians are all the same – especially Chicago politicians.

Four men were arrested for shooting and killing a nine-year-old boy. They were actually trying to kill two members of a rival gang but the killer got distracted by the boy. He thought the kid was a lookout so he killed him.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took the blame away from the killers. He put it instead on the gun that was used.

Chicago’s murder problem is a gun problem,” said McCarthy, sounding a familiar theme. “It’s too easy to get a firearm.”

From the Chicago Tribune:

Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

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Police allege the four – all members of the Sircon City faction of the Gangster Disciples street gang – were riding in two cars that afternoon looking to shoot members of the Pocket Town, a rival GD faction. In the 1200 block of East 71st Street, they spotted two men they believed were rivals, police said.

According to McCarthy, the alleged gunman, Derrick Allmon, 19, got out of one car, walked over to the other and talked to Jabari Williams, 22, who handed Allmon a handgun and told him to shoot the two.

“As Allmon approached his intended targets on foot, he came across Antonio Smith in the rear yard of a residence,” McCarthy said. “Believing that Antonio Smith was yelling a warning to his intended victims, Allmon shot Antonio Smith multiple times, wounding him fatally.”

Hey, McCarthy, this is not the fault of the gun. It’s Your Fault. You are a failure as a police chief. You blame the crime on the tool and not on the perpetrator. You don’t police the areas where this stuff happens. You have forgotten the ‘Protect and Serve’ motto. You aren’t protecting anyone and you are only serving your master, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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“Family of former SEAL killed in Benghazi to sue State Dept., CIA for $2 Million”

Two million dollars is not enough. Twenty million would be better. Knowing the way the offices of the Obama government operate they would settle without going to court. They would pay two million easily to make this suit go away.

This is a nice gesture, an effort to make the facts come out, but it will not work. The State Department can easily come up with a million. So can the CIA.

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The family of Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL killed in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, has filed a $2 million claim against the CIA and the State Department.

Barbara Doherty, the CIA contractor and former SEAL’s mother, filed a claim last week with the two government agencies for $1 million each. The family does not believe there was adequate security at the U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex when they were attacked Sept. 11, 2012.”

Read more at the Washington Times

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“And Then They Came For The Bolt-Actions”

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This is from Bearing Arms:

That is what Elliot Fineman, CEO of the National Gun Victims Action Council says about the Precision Guided Firearms made by TrackingPoint, a gun maker located in Austin, Texas.

The NGVAC wants to ban the rifles, which they say have “no legitimate civilian use.”

“There are three groups who will buy these rifles — insurrectionists, terrorists and hate groups,” Fineman said in a recent statement. “Given the sniper rifle’s deadly accuracy, no one is safe — this cannot be allowed.”

The group’s biggest objection is to the technology behind the heart of TrackingPoint’s Precision Guided Firearm system, its “network tracking scope,” a computer which calculates 20 ballistic variables 54 times per second.

All the shooter does to fire the $27,500 weapon is align the reticle onto the target, press the “tag” button, pull the trigger and hold it to the rear.”

They are too accurate… or something. Regardless this Fineman would-be tyrant believes they should be, and can be, made illegal.

Here is a response from Tracking Point.

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“Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria”

This is from the Wall Street Journal via Market Watch:

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.

The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.

Mr. Obama met with his top military advisers in Tampa Wednesday to get an update on the campaign against Islamic State. Officials said no decisions were made at the briefing, and Mr. Obama didn’t give the green light yet for an attack on Syria.”

This all sounds familiar to someone who lived through the Viet Nam war. President Johnson insisted on having personal control over all strikes against North Viet Nam and the Viet Cong. Johnson had no more idea of what he was doing than Obama does. In spite of that he and Obama both thought they knew better than their military leaders.

More below the fold…

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More Out-Of-Control Militarized Police

A SWAT raid on a barbershop? A raid to check licenses? Two days after a quiet inspection found everything in order?

Who ordered this raid? Whomever it was should be fired. Armed, armored officers rushing a barbershop with guns drawn is an excellent way to get someone shot.

Consider this: imagine if you, an armed CCW holder, were in a barber’s chair when they broke in. Even if you didn’t draw on them imagine the treatment you’d get when they discovered you were armed.

Poorly trained, poorly led officers are a threat to civilians.

Federal Appeals Court Rebukes Florida Cops for Using SWAT-Style Raids to Check Barbers’ Licenses

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Today a federal appeals court rebuked police in Orange County, Florida, for mounting a warrantless, SWAT-style raid on a barbership under the pretense of assisting state inspectors. “We have twice held, on facts disturbingly similar to those presented here, that a criminal raid executed under the guise of an administrative inspection is constitutionally unreasonable,” says the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. “We hope that the third time will be the charm.”

On August 19, 2010, two inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) visited the Strictly Skillz Barbershop in Orlando and found everything in order: All of the barbers working there were properly licensed, and all of the work stations complied with state regulations. Two days later, even though no violations had been discovered and even though the DBPR is authorized to conduct such inspections only once every two years, the inspectors called again, this time accompanied by “between eight and ten officers, including narcotics agents,” who “rushed into” the barbershop “like [a] SWAT team.” Some of them wore masks and bulletproof vests and had their guns drawn. Meanwhile, police cars blocked off the parking lot.

The officers ordered all the customers to leave, announcing that the shop was “closed down indefinitely.” They handcuffed the owner, Brian Berry, and two barbers who rented chairs from him, then proceeded to search the work stations and a storage room. They demanded the barbers’ driver’s licenses and checked for outstanding warrants. One of the inspectors, Amanda Fields, asked for the same paperwork she had seen two days earlier, going through the motions of verifying (again) that the barbers were not cutting hair without a license (a second-degree misdemeanor). Finding no regulatory violations or contraband, the officers released Berry and the others after about an hour. “

Read more at Reason.com

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RGIII Forced To Turn T-Shirt Inside Out

It said “Know Jesus Know Peace”.

The National Football League is out of control. Between crap like this, which is insulting to most Americans, to being lectured by small-minded, small-statured Bob Costas about things that have no connection to football, we have developed a foul taste for their political correctness.

Now we are inundated with images of a player KOing his girlfriend in an elevator and another who spanked his kid. Somehow NFL management has inserted itself into these things that should be handled by police. If the act is heinous enough to be illegal it is up to local police to arrest – or not – the perpetrator. Instead we are faced with unending discussions of them.

Really, we have much more important problems in this imperfect world.

The league chief has done a good job of making everyone connected with the NFL a lot of money. That is his job and he is doing it well. But, he is being attacked as though he caused – or condoned – the actions of his league’s players.

The National Football League is committing suicide before our eyes. Honest love of God is not permitted. Screaming for Goodell’s ouster has replaced it.

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was reportedly told by an NFL uniform inspector not to wear his “Know Jesus, Know Peace” t-shirt before Sunday’s postgame press conference.

Michael Phillips, the Redskins reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, posted on Twitter that Griffin was told he couldn’t wear the t-shirt because it wasn’t a Nike product.

“RGIII was wearing a t-shirt that said ‘Know Jesus, Know Peace.’ NFL Uniform Inspector Tony McGee (former Skins DE) approached Griffin,” Phillips tweeted. “McGee told Griffin he couldn’t wear the shirt because it wasn’t a Nike product. Made him turn it inside out for the press conference.”

CSN Washington reports that Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan wore a t-shirt from Five Four Clothing to the podium for the postgame press conference and was not asked to change his shirt.”

Read more at CBS DC

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Obama Has Been Funding Terrorists

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Stockman moves to block Obama’s illegal transfer of $440 million to HAMAS-connected government

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Rep. Steve Stockman

Stop Funding Terrorism Act” blocks “any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization”

Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) Tuesday filed legislation blocking the Obama administration’s funding of the joint Palestinian Authority-HAMAS interim government.

The “Stop Funding Terrorism Act” blocks “any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.” It is the House companion to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “Stand With Israel Act.”

The Obama administration announced June 2 that Obama would recognize and finance the Palestinian government, which was jointly organized with HAMAS terrorists. That announcement violates a federal law prohibiting any support to HAMAS.

“Barack Obama broke the law to funnel $440 million a year to terrorists committed to killing Jews. If federal law isn’t clear enough to President Obama, perhaps we need to be more direct,” said Stockman. “The ‘Stop Funding Terrorism Act’ removes any loopholes Obama is using to give U.S. taxpayer dollars to terrorist groups.”

Read more at Rep. Stockman’s site

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The Progressive Mind Is A Terrible Thing

Snarky leftist woman: “When you met Sarah Palin didn’t you just want to pop her in the face?”

This is coexisting at its best.

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I wonder If This Will Resonate With Latinos

It’s titled ‘Brown Pride’. It comes from here.

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Run, Bernie, Run!

Bernie Sanders is an avowed Socialist. He calls himself an Independent. But, as we have seen, the Democrat party has moved far to the left in the past several years, moving closer to Sanders’ socialist ideology.

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Sanders considering 2016 run as Democrat

Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he’s considering running for president in 2016, but maybe not as an independent.

“The issue is setting up the infrastructure of running,” the independent senator from Vermont said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “One of the reasons I’m going to Iowa is to get a sense of how people feel about it.”

Sanders said he believes more people are frustrated with their political parties and could align with an independent presidential candidate but that setting up the infrastructure needed for a serious candidacy throughout the states could be difficult.

Whether he runs for president as a Democrat, he said, doesn’t have anything to do with whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs.

“The issue is not Hillary. I’ve known Hillary Clinton for many years. I have a lot of respect for Hillary Clinton,” Sanders said. “The question is at a time when so many people have seen a decline in their standard of living, when the wealthiest people and the largest corporations are doing phenomenally well, the American people want change.”

Read more at Politico, Especially the comments. He has support.

Related: “NBC Laments Hillary May Not Be Liberal Enough for Demcrats in 2016″

From MRC

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Coming Soon: Cap And Trade For Packaging

It was passed by the United Nations. Now it is being considered for Canada. How long do you think it will be before it’s here?

Hat tip to Kate

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“… But You Can’t Fool All Of The People All Of The Time”

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“Dem Congressman Says 40 ISIS Terrorists Have Returned to U.S.”

Rep. Tim Bishop, New York District 1

Rep. Tim Bishop, New York District 1

Last week our own RD Walker posted an observation that members of the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) can not just quit once involved. Today we find a New York Congressman, Tim Bishop, a Democrat, is telling us that we know of forty IS members have returned to the United States.

We can be certain that they did not come back to retire from IS. They were sent back because they were the easiest ones to send. They had western passports. Here is what Bishop had to say:

Did you know that 40 ISIS terrorists with U.S. passports have returned to the United States? U.S. citizens who fought with the most evil force on earth are back on U.S. soil.

Democratic congressman Tim Bishop said that was the case at a LIMBA meeting Friday. What is worse is that he’s not concerned! The FBI, he said, is keeping close watch.

The FBI kept a close watch on the Boston bombers too after the Russians told the U.S. twice that the Tsarnaevs were a threat.

Why are they here? They should stay in the caliphate they fought for, which also happens to be our enemy, an enemy that is at war with us even if we are not at war with them.

While David Cameron is taking passports away from ISIS terrorists who attempt to return home, the Obama administration is allowing them to return without any repercussions. He let them return without informing the American public.

They fought with a caliphate that hopes to destroy us. They are traitors and they are dangerous.”

Bishop has more faith in the FBI than I do.

Read more here

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“The Obama Bomb”

Senator Inhofe is warning about a terrorist attack on a US city. He says Islamic terrorists are assembling a massive bomb that will destroy an entire city. He says no one wants to deal with the possibility.

Sen. Jim Inhofe: ISIS Developing Bomb to Blow Up US City

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe has warned that Islamic State extremists are attempting to develop a weapon to blow up a major city in the United States.

“We’re in the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation,” the ranking GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee told Fox 25 TV in Oklahoma City.

They’re crazy out there, and they’re rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city, and people just can’t believe that’s happening,” he said.”

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The LGBT Community Is Making Fun Of Climate Change

There is a movement. It’s called Queers For The Climate. They have a website here. They claim they are concerned about climate change because it will ruin the beaches(!).

It gets wetter. Seriously. Well it gets drier too, depending on where you are. But mostly, especially on the coasts, it gets wetter. In fact a brand new UN report on climate change says sea levels could eventually rise of over 20 feet if we don’t give our climate a chill pill.

Holy shit! That’s REALLY bad for places like New York, London, Rio, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Shanghai, Mumbai, Cape Town, Miami, New Orleans, and a whole lot of other vibrant cities and coastal communities. And it’s bad for the queers, since we tend to like living in big, bustling, creative hubs, and visiting remote beaches or island spots. Goodbye Provincetown and Fire Island.”

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Raising awareness:

HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED

1) Check out Peterson Toscano’s #ItGetsWetter video then make your own! It’s super easy, here are some simple instructions.

2) Record a short video giving a reality check about climate change. Ideally do this in drag, or scantily clad, or in a fabulous setting. The more outrageous the better. And super bonus points if you get wet in the end by any method of your choosing — jump in the shower, fall in a pool, a light spritz even. (See below for a few talking points or ideas for how to make your #ItGetsWetter video special and sassy).

3. Upload it to Youtube, Facebook, etc, tag it with #ItGetsWetter and share with your friends and especially your climate change denier relatives. Consider nominating them to make an #ItGetsWetter video of their own.

4. Also don’t forgot to post it to the Queers for the Climate Facebook page!”

Here is Toscano’s video:

Here is a submission:

After watching these videos it is apparent to me that this group is making fun of the global warming movement. Has to be. What do you think?

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9/11 is Thursday

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ISIS has goons running around lopping heads off and executing everyone in sight. Al Qaeda opens a new franchise in India, hoping to eclipse ISIS in murder and bloodshed. Boko Haram kidnaps women and children and burns Christians alive in locked churches. And, oh yeah, a guy from Minneapolis who used to clean Delta airplanes was killed fighting for Islamic jihad in some armpit somewhere.

After all the headlines about the threat of Islamic terrorism, you’d think that the government would note important dates that Islamist whackjobs tend to celebrate and offer up some warnings. You’d be wrong, of course.

This Thursday is September 11 and the 13th anniversary of the murderous Al Quaeda attack on America is only two days away. The scum like to commemorate the day with follow-up attacks, such as the one on the US compound in Bengazi, Libya.

However, the Homeland Security National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) currently has no alerts and hasn’t been updated since September 5. Certainly, the White House has not said or done anything to indicate that there is a risk of attack on Thursday. In fact, the whole government seems to be acting like there’s no big deal.

So, maybe there isn’t anything to worry about.

But I’d stay away from airports and other possible targets on Thursday anyway. You know. Just in case the Obama regime is as good at protecting us as they are at everything else.

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“Theatre of the Absurd”, The Federal Government Outlaws Prepping

They term it ‘Hoarding’. Why? Because that word has a negative meaning that ‘Prepping’ does not.
This article begins with a description of government ‘Concerns’ about people who are saving, ‘Hoarding’, money rather than spending it. The writer then goes on to describe how the stage has been set to outlaw the hoarding of money, food, water, or ammunition.

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This week the Federal Reserve published a report that claims to have figured it out and it turns out that the renewed economic downturn has nothing to do with foreign outsourcing, high taxation, increased health care costs for business or rising consumer prices for food and energy.
No, according to the Fed it is your fault. Apparently, you are not spending enough money. In order for the economy to recover you need to stop hoarding cash now and get out there and start buying more homes, cars, vacations, and electronics. Otherwise, you’ll only have yourself to blame when the system comes unhinged.
From the St. Louis Federal Reserve:

The issue has to do with the velocity of money, which has never been constant, as can be seen in the figure below . If for some reason the money velocity declines rapidly during an expansionary monetary policy period, it can offset the increase in money supply and even lead to deflation instead of inflation.

During the first and second quarters of 2014, the velocity of the monetary base2 was at 4.4, its slowest pace on record. This means that every dollar in the monetary base was spent only 4.4 times in the economy during the past year, down from 17.2 just prior to the recession. This implies that the unprecedented monetary base increase driven by the Fed’s large money injections through its large-scale asset purchase programs has failed to cause at least a one-for-one proportional increase in nominal GDP. Thus, it is precisely the sharp decline in velocity that has offset the sharp increase in money supply, leading to the almost no change in nominal GDP.”

Going on to the problem of people hoarding other things:

In 2012 President Obama signed a an Executive Doomsday Order that was designed specifically to target “hoarders” during a national emergency:

While millions of people have been preparing for the possibility of a catastrophic event by relocating to rural homesteads or farms, as well as stockpiling food, water, personal defense armaments and other essential supplies with the intention of utilizing these preparations if the worst happens, the latest executive order signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012 makes clear that in the event of a nationally deemed emergency all of these resources will fall under the authority of the United States government.
The signing of the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order grants the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Defense and other agencies complete control of all US resources, including the ability to seize, confiscate or re-delegate resources, materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense as delegated by the following agencies…”

So the President can simply say that anything more than (for example) a week’s supply of food (and all the other things listed) is an amount ‘in excess of the reasonable demands of personal consumption’ and then order the Army to impound everything you have in excess of that amount.”

Read it all here

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NRA ‘Good Guys’ Ad Campaign

The National Rifle Association has put together a series of one-minute ads. They call the series the ‘Good Guys’ campaign. I have watched them all. They are quite effective… for those Americans who will watch them. People on the other side of the aisle will not allow themselves to see them. I have experienced this. They discount things like this immediately because the consider them to be propaganda from the NRA.

They are propaganda, and darn good examples at that. There are a few things that a person might learn about themselves, their biases, and their country if they allow themselves to look and possibly be persuaded.

NRA has posted these on You Tube. The have programmed the post to play the one-minute videos one after the other – in a loop. You can watch one or all of them but you’ll have to view them in the order they were set up in.

The first one deals with Courage.

Hat tip to Bearing Arms. They call it a ‘Values War’. That is a good description. They are also designed to be recruitment ads.

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“Terrifying moment gang of teens viciously beat couple on Missouri street after sexually harassing female victim outside nightclub”

Cowards attack without reason and beat down a man and a woman.

Police are asking for help identifying a group of young males involved in an assault on a couple in Springfield, Missouri.

The Springfield Police Department has released surveillance video of the brutal beating that occurred on Friday August 22.

The couple, Meredith Cole and her boyfriend Alex Vessey, were both treated for serious injuries after the ordeal at a nearby hospital.”

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Surveillance camera video:

The story and the still images are from the UK Daily Mail.

Attorney General Eric Holder is encouraging this kind of violence against white people. He investigates imagined charges of racism and ignores stuff like this. His Justice Department works to protect, “His People”.

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Green Energy Measures Are Failing In Britain

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BRITAIN FACES ‘WINTER OF BLACKOUTS’ AS FIRMS ARE ASKED TO RATION ELECTRICITY

“The chickens are coming home to roost”. So said the Ukip energy spokesman, commenting on the news that businesses are being asked to join a 1970s style energy rationing program this winter to stop Britain being plunged into darkness. Offices and factories will be offered compensation to shut down for four hours a day so that energy can instead be diverted to households.”

Pipe dreams from glassy-eyed greenies of the destruction of power generated by fossil fuel or nuclear plants have failed. They thought they could replace it all with ‘Green energy’. It turns out they cannot do so.

Now the shortages are affecting everyone, including them. Now the bureaucracy charged with managing electrical distribution in the UK, National Grid, is noticing the error and going into crisis mode. That is what incompetent managers do.

The exact same thing is coming to the United States.

Yesterday National Grid also contacted the owners of recently closed power plants to enquire as to whether they could be brought back online within the next few weeks. This is an option that has never before been used in Britain, and has been predicted to cost tens of millions as the owners would be paid all costs involved in getting the stations up and running, plus an above market rate price for electricity generated. They would be required to produce energy between 6am and 8pm between November and February.”

Read more here

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Rand Paul Breaks With His Upbringing

Senator Paul, unlike his father, has come around to an understanding of the danger posed by the Islamic State. His father, Congressman Ron Paul, unfailingly said that the United States should not – ever – interfere in the goings-on in other countries. This is a solid large L Libertarian tenet. Senator Paul may be reacting to the emotion of the moment after finding out that IS beheaded another American. But the Post doesn’t think so.

They compare what he has said with what other mainstream Republicans have said; people like Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee. None of them has called for the destruction of the Islamic State. Paul is the only one – so far.

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This is from the Washington Post:

A funny thing happened over the weekend: While President Obama took heat for saying he didn’t have a strategy to deal with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and isil) in Syria, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a pretty remarkable statement.

“If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress,” Paul told the AP. “I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.”

The quote didn’t really make the rounds and was buried deep in the AP story, but it’s a pretty telling little nugget.

Why? Because, to date, it’s one of the most hawkish things that any potential 2016 presidential contender has said about the Islamic State. And Paul is supposed to be the non-interventionist in the bunch.”

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“Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives”

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Mallory Millett, writing in Front Page Mag, tells us that she, at the insistence of her sister Kate, was present at the beginning of the National Organization of Women in the sixties. Her piece is fairly long and covers a lot of history. She describes the first organizational meeting she attended.

It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:

“Why are we here today?” she asked.
“To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied.
“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
“By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
“By taking away his power!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”

Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.”

She then goes on to describe the desperate lives many of those women lived in later years:

I’ve known women who fell for this creed in their youth who now, in their fifties and sixties, cry themselves to sleep decades of countless nights grieving for the children they’ll never have and the ones they coldly murdered because they were protecting the empty loveless futures they now live with no way of going back. “Where are my children? Where are my grandchildren?” they cry to me.”

There is more – a lot more. It all sounds so sad.

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Marie Harf Gets All Pissy About Bill O’Reilly Comment

What did Fox News’ O’Reilly say that got her knickers in a wad? Commenting about Jen Psaki he said this:

With all due respect . . . that woman looks way out of her depth over there. Just the way she delivers . . . it doesn’t look like she has the gravitas for that job.”

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When the anchor of a leading cable news show uses, quite frankly, sexist, personally offensive language that I actually don’t think they would ever use about a man against a person that shares this podium with me, I think I have an obligation . . . to step up and say that’s not okay.

And, quite frankly, I wish that more people would step up when men say those things about women in public positions and say that it’s not okay.”

Harf, or whatever her real name is, has learned well at her bosses feet. If you want to shut down someone – about anything – you yell, “Racist”. – or in her case, “Sexist”.

In Harf’s over-the-top complaint we get a good look of what we can expect if Hillary Clinton becomes President.

Read more at White House Dossier

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“No More Affirmative Action Presidents”

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This article puts into words the worries of millions of Americans. We know that President Obama was elected twice entirely because of the color of his skin. He had zero other qualifications – and if he did he made sure that no one could look them up. His history is a closely guarded secret.

Now we are faced with the possibility of electing Hillary Clinton to the top job. She also has no qualifications – except for one: She pees sitting down. She is a woman. “It’s time we had a woman as President” is the cry of her supporters.

Actually, it’s time we hired a President of these United States based on his or her competence. Dr. Sowell says just that. It’s time someone did.

Written by Thomas Sowell for the American Spectator:

The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people “moderately disapprove” of Barack Obama’s performance as president and 39 percent “strongly disapprove.”

Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now “strongly disapprove” of what he has done voted to put him in office. We all make mistakes, but the real question is whether we learn from them.

With many people now acting as if it is time for “a woman” to become president, apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from the disastrous results of the irresponsible self-indulgence of choosing a president of the United States on the basis of demographic characteristics, instead of individual qualifications.

It would not matter to me if the next five presidents in a row were all women, if these happened to be the best individuals available at the time. But to say that we should now elect “a woman” president in 2016 is to say that we are willfully blind to the dangers of putting life and death decisions in the hands of someone chosen for symbolic reasons.”

Another link to the essay is here

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