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No! There’s No Vote Fraud In Illinois!

What do you call this, then? It’s happening in other states as well.

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If Orwell Had Written ‘1984’ With SarahPalin In Mind

This is interesting. It very accurately describes the visceral hate for Palin that exists in the mind of leftists but must be fed with a daily dose of hate from their leaders. That is what CNN’s Carol Costello was doing when she programmed her viewers to be happy about Palin’s daughter being attacked.

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It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the Records Department, where Winston worked, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the center of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate.

The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one’s teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one’s neck. The Hate had started.

As usual, the face of Sarah Palin, the Enemy of the Democratic Party and the Main Stream Media and especially leftist bloggers, had flashed on to the screen. There were hisses here and there among the audience. A little red-haired woman journalist gave a squeak of mingled fear and disgust. Palin was the renegade, one of the leading figures of the Republican Party, almost on a level with the near mythological figure “Reagan”, and had engaged in counter-liberal activities, had been condemned to irrelevancy, but had mysteriously escaped from liberal media attacks and gained a mass following. The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Palin was not the principal figure. She was the primal enemy, the defiler of the Party’s plans including the Death Panels.”

Read the rest at Camp Of The Saints

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Sharyl Atkisson Was More Than ‘Stonewalled’. She Was Set up.

After her investigations and revelations about Obama administration crises like ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running she learned that three classified documents were placed on her computer hard drive. They were discovered by someone who also discovered that her computer(s) had been hacked.

Atkisson relates this and more in her new book. It is scheduled to be released in early November but early copies have been available.

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The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,” she wrote in “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”

But the most shocking finding, she says, was the discovery of three classified documents that Number One told her were “buried deep in your operating system. In a place that, unless you’re a some kind of computer whiz specialist, you wouldn’t even know exists.”

“They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Number One added.”

Read more at Powerline Blog Here

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Paul Begala: “Candidate’s gun remarks should scare us”

Which candidate? Joni Ernst:

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When you hear what worries Begala you may well agree. Her remarks Should worry him.

I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from a government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
Huh?
This notion — that the Second Amendment gives citizens the right to fire upon federal officials, or their local police, or sheriffs or even U.S. military personnel — is common among right wingers. But it’s one thing to hear, say, goofball Ted Nugent honk off that way. (The Nuge, by the way, has boasted about how he avoided taking up arms in defense of his country during Vietnam.) It is another to know that someone with those loopy views is one step away from the United States Senate.”

Paul Begala

Paul Begala

Begala wrote this in a CNN piece that is designed to undercut Ernst’s chances of taking the Senate seat for the state of Iowa that she is contending for. He is afraid of sentiments like tose expressed by Ernst. He should be. The second Amendment was put in the Constitution to make sure Americans have the right to do just what Ms. Ernst was talking about and it scares the hell out of leftists whose only goal is consolidating power.

Begala was an adviser to President Bill Clinton. He is a left-wing political consultant.

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“Eric Holder: ‘I take personally as a failure’ the inability to pass gun control”

Holder seems to be unaware of what his job is. He is Attorney General. That job tasks him with upholding the laws of the country. What he is regretting here is not that. It is the establishment of new law. That is not his job. It is the job of the Congress to create new laws.

It is past time that this power-hungry black power activist leave the Justice Department. He is incompetent and he chooses whether to pursue a defendant based on the color of his skin, not on whether he has broken any laws.

I fear that this President will replace him with someone equally evil and equally biased activist.

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This story is from the Washington Times:

I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is something that weighs heavily on my mind,” Mr. Holder said during an interview with CNN.

He was speaking of the White House push to pass a federal background check mandate for all commercial gun sales, as well as an outright ban on so-called assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the December 2012 school tragedy.”

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Remember, Obama Care Is Just The First Step Toward National Health Care

Harry Reid was not the only one to say so. Now we see how it was designed to fail.

FIRST STEP: Obamacare is only the first step to a more fully-socialized single-payer health care system, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, right.

FIRST STEP: Obamacare is only the first step to a more fully-socialized single-payer health care system, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, right.

HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail

The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.”

The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. (RELATED: Second Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies In Federal Exchanges)”

It’s always been about the subsidies. Federal subsidies were included in the Affordable Care Act to make the insurance premiums affordable to Americans in need of health insurance. But subsidies have a history of being reversed when political winds change direction. When that happens people will no longer get help with their insurance premiums from Uncle Sam. What will they do? They’ll stop paying.

This has all been made more complicated because many states refused to set up exchanges, forcing the estamlishment of federal ones. The courts have said, twice now, that people who got insurance through federal exchanges do not qualify for the mandated subsidies.

In the process of all this the companies that provide insurance will decide it is no longer profitable to do so. This has already started. When people don’t buy insurance, whether because they can’t afford it or because it’s not available, Democrats will try to ride to the rescue with single-payer nationalized health-care plans.

It’s all part of the plan.

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Here’s How You Defeat Laws That Allow People To Carry Guns:

It’s so simple. Crazy people don’t get permits so you class everyone as crazy!

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From the New York Times:

Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List

A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.

The database, established in the aftermath of the mass shooting in 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and maintained by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, is the result of the Safe Act. It is an expansive package of gun control measures pushed through by the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.”

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NYT Publishes Officer Darren Wilson’s Story. Animals In Ferguson Promote Killing

Just how satisfying can murder be? If Officer Wilson is not indicted it looks like there will be killing.

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The story in the New York Times tells us that Wilson, “… Is Said to Recount a Struggle”. That wording leads us to believe that Wilson’s story is not truthful. That kind of reporting is inflammatory as we are seeing. There are many in Ferguson, MO who want violence, as the post above shows. The fact that forensic evidence supports Officer Wilson’s story means nothing to them:

The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform. Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck.”

There have been no shortage of death threats. The one above is not the only one:

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Read more at Gateway Pundit here

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Remember this? Truck Driver Reginald Denny was dragged from his truck and beaten nearly to death during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles:

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“The Centers for Everything But Disease Control”

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Combover Tom

‘Combover’ Thomas Freiden, the head of the Centers For Disease Control, like bureaucrats everywhere, says that the inadequate response his bureaucracy has shown with the Ebola outbreak in the United States is because the CDC didn’t get enough funding to do a good job.

It’s a lie and we know it. That’s what Obama administration officials do. Now the actual facts are available.

Michelle Malkin has dug up the numbers. She finds that CDC funding is 200% greater than it was in the year 2000, at $7 Billion. She also tells us that the CDC has been wasting huge chunks of money on programs that have nothing whatsoever to do with ‘Diseases’.

This is from Michelle Malkin:

At $7 billion, the Centers for Disease Control 2014 budget is nearly 200 percent bigger now than it was in 2000. Those evil, stingy Republicans actually approved CDC funding increases in January larger than what President Obama requested.”

So, in spite of what Democrats have been saying it was not Republican sequesters that caused the insufficient funding. Where did the money go?

Mandatory motorcycle helmet laws.

$10 million last year to study violent video games and media images

Strategies for preventing gun violence

Playground equipment. The CDC’s “Injury Centers” (Did you know there are 13 of them?) have crafted a “national action plan” and funded countless studies to prevent boo-boos and accidents on the nation’s playgrounds.

Social norming” in the schools”

Which of these are ‘Disease’? None. They are social engineering experiments. They are meddling at a federal level and the money that was spent on them could not go to infectious disease control.

There is a lot more here. It’s worth a read.

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“Thought Eric Holder Was Bad? Meet Tom Perez”

This was written in PJ Media by J. Christian Adams. Adams worked for years in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights division, until he resigned in May of 2010.

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Tom Perez

Perez testified falsely under oath to the United States Commission on Civil Rights — and it isn’t just me who says so. I am frequently introduced in radio or television interviews as having “resigned over the Department of Justice’s handling of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.” That isn’t accurate: I was at the Justice Department for over a full year after that case was dismissed.

I resigned on the day that Tom Perez provided false testimony about the case.”

Read the rest at PJ Media

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Nina Pham’s Boyfriend Admitted For Ebola-Like Symptoms

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Ebola Nurse Nina Pham

This beautiful young woman is Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola after ministering to the man who came from West Africa carrying the virus.

Now Ms. Pham’s boyfriend has been admitted for Ebola-like symptoms.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Tom Frieden blamed Ms. Pham for her own exposure for, “Not following protocol”. Health care workers have been, however, complaining that CDC is not providing them with care guides.

As a result, the CDC has issued ‘new, improved’ Ebola care guidelines.

Ebola care instructions at a Dallas hospital and across the country were changed by federal officials on Monday — a tacit admission that training and procedures used for America’s first case of the disease had come up short.
The changes were prompted by the discovery that a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas had become infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in the hospital last Wednesday.”

Yes, these are the exact same people who want to manage the health care for all Americans. So far they have been unable to put together a health care website that either works or is secure. Their stated goal is a single-payer health system with them managing it.

Now we have the makings of an epidemic on our shores with the spread of Ebola. It has already begun to spread and the officials whose job it is to prevent epidemics – and to properly care for patients and health-care professionals is failing on every front and blaming that failure on the people who are infected.

They are incompetent and should be prosecuted for their failures.

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‘Ferguson October’ Movement Is A Thing

They have a website here. They are looking for supporters. They already have support from a whole bunch of groups. Here are a few of them:

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The whole list is here.

They say it is time:

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WE ARE IN A MOVEMENT MOMENT.

Droves of people, many of them young and black, took to the streets of Ferguson to demand justice for Mike Brown. Millions stood in solidarity as protestors were met by a brutal and militarized response by local police departments.

Our country can no longer deny the epidemic of police violence facing Black and Brown communities. Mike Brown is now part of a long list of people like John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant and countless others who have been unjustly killed by police. Their lives mattered.”

Sounds serious. Let’s see if they become violent.

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Why Is The Obama Administration Working To Create A National Emergency?

They’re doing it, for sure. There is a crisis of law, caused by things like Fast and Furious, the fact that the Justice Department has refused to pursue Jon Corzine for his lawlessness at MF Global, the New Black Panthers for intimidating voters at a polling place in Philadelphia in 2008, and the IRS for attacking conservatives.

There is a crisis of economy. It’s caused by the refusal to pass a budget for the country, massive overspending, Ruining legitimate businesses, and inflating away the dollar by creating innumerable more of them by the Fed.

There is a crisis of security. The military is being gutted financially and rules of engagement cripple them. Rather than doing what they are supposed to do they are sent to western Africa where there is Ebola.

There is a race crisis. Administration officials have been sent to help organize black protests against the man who killed Trayvon Martin and the one who killed Michael Brown. They taught the protesters to demand the death of the shooters rather than wanting the truth.

Our southern border has been opened to Central American immigrants and hundreds of thousands have come. They are bringing their poverty and their diseases. With them are coming all sorts of people from other parts of the world. There have been reports of Islamists coming with them.

Along with the diseases from Central America now we have Ebola coming from Africa.

The Obama administration is Facilitating these crises. They are doing nothing to slow or stop them.

One or more of these are eventually going to cause a national emergency. It can easily be shown that our President and his supporters want it.

Why? What will it get them that they don’t have now?

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More Corruption At The White House

It never ends. Chicago-style corruption in the Oval office.

Court: Obama Admin Can’t Hide Investigation into Former White House Adviser

Austan Goolsbee suspected of illegally revealing Koch tax details to press

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Austan Goolsbee

The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday.

A federal judge ruled the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) must disclose to watchdog group Cause of Action whether records of an investigation exist.

Cause of Action filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after TIGTA refused to confirm or deny the existence of the investigation in what is commonly known as a “Glomar response.”

“The court has ruled that the federal government cannot hide behind confidentiality laws to prevent Americans from knowing if our President has gained unauthorized access to their tax information,” Cause of Action executive director Dan Epstein said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a decisive win for all Americans and for government transparency and accountability.”

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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Stupid Commie Says US Constitution Should Be Scrapped

Brazile is Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. That puts her second behind Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

What this means is that the DNC has taken a position opposing the Constitution of the United States. Can there be any other interpretation? That means they are anti-American.

But we knew that, didn’t we?

Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

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An Honest, Straight Forward Take On AG Eric Holder’s Resignation

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From Bring The Heat, Bring The Stupid:

The news broke a bit ago that Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation. His six years as the senior law enforcement official in the United States has been particularly damaging to the civil liberties of American citizens. Holder’s race-baiting tactics, which include refusing to investigate and prosecute cases which he believed reflected poorly on “his people”, was typical of his lack of integrity and character. Appointed by the first black President as the first black AG, Holder more than anyone else made skin color an issue.”

Further down we find opinion:

Eric Holder is a malignant tumor to the liberties of a free people. A race-baiting, gun-grabbing, lying, cheating, bullying Communist of the most corrosive ilk. You can bet he is not going of his own accord, despite what his public proclamations might be. Someone has something on him, big enough that Obama wants him under the bus, otherwise he would not be going anywhere. No matter what it is, Holder can be guaranteed a Presidential pardon from Bath House Barry, or from Hillary Clinton, if we are faced with that particular catastrophe. Holder is an enemy of freedom, and of the Constitution. He is without honor, without any redeeming value whatsoever.

Whomever replaces him should face extreme scrutiny in the confirmation process. One hopes those who love freedom have the courage to apply that scrutiny.”

I thought it worth sharing.

Hat tip to Peter

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“Pratt: Democrats Push Gun Control Because ‘They’re Afraid Of Getting Shot And They Ought To Be!'”

Democrats, like all would-be tyrants, want to disarm the populace so they can exert the control that they crave. Larry Pratt knows that and is not afraid to say it.

Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, recently appeared on Gordon Klingenschmitt’s “Pray In Jesus Name” program where he declared that Democratic lawmakers are rightly afraid of being shot by gun owners because “that’s what the Second Amendment is all about.”

Klingenschmitt asked Pratt why wealthy activists like Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg are willing to spend large amounts of money in supporting gun control measures when, according to Klingenschmitt, doing so only hurts Democrats at the polls.

Pratt said that Democrats in general support gun control because they are socialist “control freaks” who know that if they are ever going to be able to control every aspect of the lives of America citizens, they first need to take away all of their guns.

And those guns first need to be taken away, Pratt said, because Democrats are fully aware that their efforts to exert total control will result in them getting shot.”

Read more at Right Wing Watch

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Politico Exclusive: ‘Lois Lerner breaks silence’

U.S. Director of Exempt Organizations for the IRS Lerner is sworn in to testify before a House Committee hearing in Washington

Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.

Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

“We followed the trail where it leads, and we saw it lead to Lois Lerner,” House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said at a hearing Thursday. “She refers with disdain to conservatives; she’s an active liberal; and it’s clear her actions were set out to be detrimental to conservatives.”

I wonder who is calling her a ‘Dirty Jew’? The only anti-Semites I ever see are on the left.

Very few details of Lerner’s personal history, professional background or life since her fall have been detailed in the news media. One thing is clear: She doesn’t seem poised to back down or give her Republican critics in Congress any satisfaction.

“Regardless of whatever else happens, I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for anything I did,” the 63-year-old said.

On May 22, 2013, Lerner returned to the seeming safety of her IRS office after invoking the Fifth Amendment and being chased down a Capitol Hill hallway by the Washington press corps.

Instead, she was summoned by the human resources department and ordered to resign or clean out her desk by 2 p.m. and be escorted from the building on indefinite administrative leave. She refused to resign.”

Read more at Politico

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More Evidence That A Hillary Presidency Would Be Worse For America Than Obama

Saul Alinsky and Chicago are the things that connect Clinton and Obama. They were both heavily influenced by Alinsky’s writings and speeches. Clinton wrote her thesis at Wellesley College on him. Obama allegedly taught Alinsky’s teachings.

Clinton is not as lazy as Obama. He has set the foundation for her to build on.

Read the dedication page in Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’. Here is how he dedicates the book:

Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

He meant it, otherwise he would not have done it.

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The Hillary Letters

Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky correspondence revealed

NOTE: READ THE HILLARY CLINTON-SAUL ALINSKY LETTERS HERE.

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.

Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.”

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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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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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

Related:

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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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“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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“The Government Is Ready…Are You?”

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From 90 Miles From Tyrrany

It’s not just federal agencies, either. Every little podunk town can get free war materiel from the feds – and many are. Here are a couple of related stories:

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An Open Letter To My Friends In Law Enforcement

Let me just be blunt: ever since Ronald Reagan left office, both Republican and Democrat presidential administrations–along with both Republican and Democrat congresses–in Washington, D.C. are turning the United States of America into a giant Police State. And that means that our local and State police agencies are being transformed before our very eyes into the enforcement arm of this burgeoning Police State. And one of the biggest reasons for this growing threat to our liberties is that it seems that you–our local and State police officers and sheriff’s deputies–do not understand that you are the ones who are being used to create this nefarious Police State.”

And:
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THE PENTAGON IS GIVING GRENADE LAUNCHERS TO CAMPUS POLICE

It’s clear why a review of the program is in order, because it isn’t clear at all what sort of equipment these colleges are receiving. David Perry, the president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, told Politico that 1033 mostly funnels “small items” to college police forces for daily use. These could be anything from office supplies or uniforms or car parts, but it’s probably not all that tame. Campus Safety magazine recommends that universities take part in the 1033 program to cover a range of needs from storage units to grenade launchers. That is, after all, what the program was designed to achieve.”

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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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