Freaky Friday Fun On The Interwebs

I’m going to go ahead and hit the ol’ “getting too serious” button and leave you with this little ditty. It’s a great example of how conversations turn uncivilized in the age of the internet. Funny.

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This is just a really special moment for humanity. We take you to the website for Fox 101.9, a radio station in Melbourne, Australia, where “Web Guy Josh” has published a peppy, harmless instructional post for the making of an “Amazing Rainbow Tie-Dye Number Surprise Cake.”

To assist you in your rhetorical endeavors, I will also provide you with the following chart, which is available here and quite handy:

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Long Live Charles Martel! Why I’ll Never Be Elected

the-reality-of-coexist I see people making a sweeping-generalization that Islam has been murdering people for 1435 years. They are right.

IS is not a nation state. They are a natural outgrowth of Islam, as has been, every single one of the “other Islamic organizations just like it”. Why is it, dear reader, that the “others” are “just like it”? Because they all practice the same faith, per chance?

Islam is a political ideology, masquerading as a religion. Islamic State began as ISIS (Iraq & Syria), then they gained momentum and changed their name to ISIL (Iraq & the Levant meaning “the rise, place where the sun rises”, as viewed from Rome – i.e. all of the Middle East).

Now, they are but the latest iteration of the Islamic State (Caliphate). The Caliphate is the management team of the political ideology, as this “succession” was insisted upon by Muhammad, before his death.

The goal of every Muslim is to see the Ummah (ummat al-islamiyah – collective of all faithful Muslims) inhabiting and governing the whole of the earth. This must happen before the resurrection (yawm ad-qiyamah) and day of judgment (yawn ad-deen), belief in which is one of the 6 pillars of faith (iman). Their hope is in the final Caliphate, which shall be ruled with an iron fist, by their version of Jesus (Isa), as he lays waste to all Christians, Jews, and other assorted non-believers (kafir – infidel).

Do not fool yourselves into believing the pap about Christians & Jews being “the people of the book”. What you are not being told is that only a very few Christians & Jews qualify as “people of the book”. If you believe in a trinity, or that God has ever taken the form of man (Jesus, Krishna, Budda), you are a kafir and as such, a perfectly legitimate target during war – for which the mujj believes he will be greatly rewarded.

They have proven over the past 1435 years that Islam is spread through the sword, as well as demographics. In fairness, they are forbidden from fighting you, unless you are actively fighting them… or oppressing them… or allowing them to be oppressed. Then, it’s perfectly okay to kill you and your children, because Allah knows best and sees all (masa’allah).

Before the Day of Judgment comes, each and every faithful Muslim will be required to find and kill all remaining Jews & Christians. We are not at war with Islam, but Islam is sure-as-shit at war with us … and everyone else who is non-Islamist. They have been for 1435 years.

Making apologies to them or for them has done favors for ABSOLUTELY NO ONE.

The aberration we are currently witnessing in Iraq & Syria is only so, because a minority have declared war upon the non-believers. This happens in cycles. There are periods of growth and decline, but Islam never cedes ground it has seized (through war, subterfuge, or demographics) without being forced to do so.

Charles Martel “Matamoros” (Moor Killer), did just that. If we wish to see the continued existence of Western culture, we must have the resolve to fight.

Otherwise, you can calmly bow your head, in fear and shame, and pay your Jizya (2nd class citizen tax – for protection) so that you’re allowed to pray inside your own home and never discuss your faith with anyone (or have your head ceremoniously removed from it’s base).

If you are okay with me living as I see fit, and worshiping (or not) as I see fit, then we have no quarrel. If you believe that I can live and worship as I see fit – so long as I pay, then we have a definite problem.

You can take your beliefs, your prophet, and your tax and shove them up your ass.

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What do you get when you cross an open border with terrorists who hate us?

You get this.

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”

The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”

These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy.

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This Guy Does Not Look Sane

What if the iceberg doesn’t melt?

Seriously, one thing I learned about icebergs while in Alaska; Since about seven-eighths of the berg is under water, the warmer water melts the ice faster than the air does. At some point enough melts under water that the berg turns over. You don’t want to be on the ice when that happens.

I wonder if Bellini has a death wish. How long do you think he will last?

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Starting in spring of 2015, Bellini plans to find a suitable iceberg in the northwest region of Greenland, where he will remain for up to a year as it slowly melts. Provisioned with with 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of dried food, Bellini will shelter in a survival capsule, the Kevlar-reinforced kind used for ocean oil rigs, until it becomes too risky — at which point he will take to the sea in the capsule, floating adrift until he is rescued.”

Read more at WUWT

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Politico: “Will Harry Reid Run?”

If there is any chance that the GOP will take control of the Senate Reid will retire. The timing is such that the 2014 election is two years before he has to run for reelection. Will he step down if he becomes minority leader?

We had this same discussion about Nancy Pelosi when she became minority leader for the House. She didn’t step down.

Reid has been talking about his possible retirement. Not long ago he said that he regrets not watching his pomegranate tree grow and bear fruit.

But being a Senate leader is heady – and lucrative – stuff. It would be hard to give up.

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Questions about the 74-year-old’s health, his recent move to be closer to his children and grandchildren and uncertainty about the Democratic majority in the Senate lead some knowledgeable insiders to speculate that Reid will retire rather than face a challenge in 2016.

“I don’t think he will run again,” said one insider with decades of experience in Nevada and D.C. politics. “He’s not well. His wife isn’t well. He has grandchildren. And he may not be in the majority after November.”

The majority leader’s staff allows no room for equivocation.

“Senator Reid is running for reelection regardless of who his opponent is,” said Reid’s spokeswoman Kristen Orthman. “We fully anticipate the Koch brothers will spend millions of dollars trying to buy the race in Nevada. We also fully anticipate they will be unsuccessful as they have been in previous cycles when Nevadans rejected their anti-middle class, anti-Social Security agenda.”

But what else can she say?”

More at Politico

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Alinsky Lesson Today

This is how it’s done. If someone speaks the truth attack them. Demand an apology. This is how a discussion of the brutality of Islam is prevented from happening. It’s not just discussions of violent Islam that is being subverted. The same tactics are being used to stop any talk of race, religion, the rule of law, and Israel.

Here is the truth:

Here is the attack:

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Stoopid…

I wonder what idiot thought this up.

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Remember when Obama wanted to bomb Assad?

Sure you do. It was just a year ago this week that Obama wanted to do for Syria what he did for Libya. Down the memory hole to August 31, 2013.

Obama sent a letter to the heads of the House and Senate on Saturday night, hours after announcing that he believes military action against Syrian targets is the right step to take over the alleged use of chemical weapons.

The proposed legislation from Obama asks Congress to approve the use of military force “to deter, disrupt, prevent and degrade the potential for future uses of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction.”

It’s a step that is set to turn an international crisis into a fierce domestic political battle.

There are key questions looming over the debate: What did U.N. weapons inspectors find in Syria? What happens if Congress votes no? And how will the Syrian government react?

Of course Congress pretty much telegraphed to Obama that they would vote no and Obama’s buddy Vlad rode in and saved him. Just think, had the World’s Smartest Diplomat and his never-been-right-about-anything, thick ankled Secretary of State had their way, ISIS might very well be in Damascus right now, slaughtering Christians and moderate Muslims alike and preparing for the overthrow of Baghdad and Kuwait.

A good bet on any foreign policy issue is to do the opposite of whatever Obama and Clinton recommend.

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Feds sue Minnesota city for rejecting Islamic center

Evidently it wasn’t enough for the backers of the Islamic center to sue. The feds did it on their behalf.

The U.S. government is suing the city of St. Anthony for alleged religious discrimination for rejecting a proposed Islamic center in 2012, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said Wednesday.

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, alleges that the St. Anthony Village City Council treated the group’s application for a conditional use permit at the St. Anthony Business Center on less-than-equal terms as other, non-religious permits to assemble.

“Freedom of religion and the right to assembly peaceably are enshrined for all Americans in the Bill of Rights,” Luger said in a news release. “The people of Abu Huraira have a right to assembly peaceably — they have a right to practice their religion, and it’s our job to enforce that right.”

The lawsuit contends the Minneapolis suburb violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, and that denying the permit made it difficult for the group’s members to practice their faith. The suit seeks a court order requiring St. Anthony to allow the Abu Huraira Islamic Center to maintain a worship space in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center.

In a statement Wednesday, the city said there was no discrimination.

Question: Can you imagine the federal government suing a city for rejecting, say, an Assemblies of God Christian outreach center? Yeah, me neither.

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Captured ISIS laptop has data to weaponize the Black Death

Evidently it was captured by ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels.

The information on the laptop makes clear that its owner is a Tunisian national named Muhammed S. who joined ISIS in Syria and who studied chemistry and physics at two universities in Tunisia’s northeast. Even more disturbing is how he planned to use that education:

The ISIS laptop contains a 19-page document in Arabic on how to develop biological weapons and how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals.

“The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge,” the document states.

The document includes instructions for how to test the weaponized disease safely, before it is used in a terrorist attack. “When the microbe is injected in small mice, the symptoms of the disease should start to appear within 24 hours,” the document says.

Just a reminder, the Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53. It killed up to 60 percent of Europe’s population and reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million down to 350–375 million. The 14th century version wasn’t weaponized either.

Sleep tight kids.

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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Obama regarding ISIS: “We don’t have a strategy yet…”

Obama went on television today and said the US has no strategy to deal with ISIS. Unlike Charles Krauthammer, I am not surprised. I would have been surprised if this clown show of an administration had a plan.

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Russia Invades Ukraine

Obama expresses ‘concern’ and by ‘concern’ he means ‘indifference’.

Russian forces in two armored columns captured a key southeastern coastal town near the Russian border Thursday after Ukrainian forces retreated in the face of superior firepower, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.

The two Russian columns, including tanks and armored fighting vehicles, entered the town of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov after a battle in which Ukrainian army positions came under fire from Grad rockets launched from Russian territory, according to the spokesman, Col. Andriy Lysenko.

“Our border servicemen and guardsmen retreated as they did not have heavy equipment,” Lysenko said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Poles, Lithuanians, Estonians and Lavtians are probably trying to figure out how to get their hands on some nuclear weapons.

Remember the reset button? Yeah, that was hilarious.

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Again, quoting Admiral Josh Painter, “This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.”

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The Burden Of Proof: “Wasn’t Me”

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You were the only one at the scene! Wasn’t me. No one else was around! “Wasn’t me.” How did the driver die? “Wasn’t me.” We know you did it. “Wasn’t me.”

ANGLETON (August 27, 2014) Jurors Wednesday in Angleton returned a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of David Barajas, Sr., who was charged in the shooting death of a suspected drunken driver whose car struck and killed Barajas’ two young sons.

Barajas cried when the verdict was read Wednesday.

He could have been sentenced to as much as life in prison had he been convicted.

Prosecutors alleged that Barajas killed Jose Banda, 20, in a fit of rage after Banda’s car plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a broken down pickup on a road near their hometown of Alvin.

The two boys, David, Jr., 12, and Caleb, 11, were killed.

But defense attorney Sam Cammack said Barajas didn’t kill Banda and was only focused on saving his sons.

The gun used to kill Banda wasn’t found and there was little physical evidence tying Barajas to the killing.

Witnesses heard gunshots three minutes after the first 911 call about the accident, authorities said.

Banda was found in the car with a gunshot wound to the head.

He later died at a hospital.

While I don’t support vigilante justice, as a rule. I would be hard-pressed to not kill them man who just killed my children. That said, apparently Mr. Barajas has more self-control than I do, because he is not-guilty.

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Immigration: The Obama Does What He Wants

Breitbart:

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest warned Republicans on Wednesday that any threat by Congress of withholding funds would not change President Obama’s decision to issue an executive order to give illegal immigrants amnesty. [...]

Reporters asked Earnest if the threat of a government shutdown would change Obama’s decision to offer executive amnesty to as many as five million illegal immigrants.

No. It won’t, because the president is determined to take the kinds of common sense steps that are required to address the worst problems of our broken immigration system,” Earnest replied.

Obama issued a video statement, when questioned about the legality of the move:

More below the fold…

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EPA Chief Says Her Job Is To Bring Justice To ‘People Of Color’

Just as NASA has been repurposed to provide outreach to Muslims, the Environmental Protection Agency is not about the environment. It’s about ‘Justice’ for blacks.

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.”

“Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.”

McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public health as coal-fired power plants are shuttered. McCarthy, however, put special emphasis on how the rule would reduce asthma rates, which affect African-American children.”

That makes us all feel better, right?

No. It’s BS. It’s all about charging businesses for alleged ‘Pollution’ of carbon dioxide. That money will go to the government for dolts like this to use. It will also destroy jobs.

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Obama’s fundraising doesn’t raise the funds of local businesses

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The man of the people is having a fund raiser with local billionaires. It is really screwing the locals in MA.

On Friday, Obama will be feted at the home of one of his top bundlers, 32 Advisors’ Robert Wolf, in the aptly-named Purchase, NY, with 250 high-rollers paying up to $32,000 each to bend Obama’s ear.

Obama will then fly to Newport, R.I. for an event to benefit House Democrats. Melissa Tomkiel, president of seaplane companies, Fly the Whale (which flies from NYC to the Hamptons and Nantucket) and Tailwind (NYC to Boston and DC), told us, “A flight restriction was issued banning operations in the NYC area due to the president’s visit on Friday for practically the whole weekend, causing major business losses and inconvenience for our passengers on the busiest weekend of the year. It is frustrating. We have had to move at least 10 flights and cancel a number of private charters, costing us thousands of dollars. We count on this weekend to get us through the quieter months of the year. This will create a perfect storm on a holiday Friday, creating air space havoc between New York City and Boston.”

As of Wednesday, the flight restrictions occur from 2 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Friday, then start again at 9:15 p.m. Friday night and extend until Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

What a swell guy.

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HeyJackass.com Is Up And Running

Great name. You can find it here.

Hey Jackass does a running compilation of the shootings in Chicago. Someone has gone to a great deal of work to break down the statistics. You can have them in just about any form. They tell you not just how many shootings there were but also when they happened, what gender and race the victims were, and where in the body they were shot.

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If you are putting together an argument for defeating Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or getting rid of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy you will find some stuff here that you can use.

Hat tip to Second City Cop.

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1,400 Girls Held In Rape Camp In England. Police Ignore Because Rapists Are Muslim

There are no words to describe horror like this. It is evil – but on a level that most civilized people can not fathom. The fact that these savages did this to all those girls and women is cause for the death of all who took part but British authorities let it go on. Their excuse? They didn’t want to be accused of racism.

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Sex Abuse Ignored in Britain: 1,400 Girls Raped by Muslim Sex-Trafficking Gangs as Police Feared ‘Racism’ Accusations

Imagine if more than a thousand girls, some as young as 11, were sexually exploited by members of a fundamentalist religious cult. Now imagine that authorities refused to act to stop this heinous abuse of young girls because of their fear of offending public opinion. Except you don’t have to imagine this. It actually happened. And the fundamentalist religious cult? Yeah: Islam.

Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the council commissioned review into child protection revealed.
And shockingly, more than a third of the cases were already know to agencies.

But according to the report’s author: ‘several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist’.

Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the report, condemned the ‘blatant’ collective failures by the council’s leadership, concluding: ‘It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.’
The landmark report which exposed widespread failures of the council, police and social services revealed:
Victims were doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, terrorised with guns, made to witness brutally-violent rapes and told they would be the next if they spoke out;

They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated;

One victim described gang rape as ‘a way of life’;

Police ‘regarded many child victims with contempt’;

Some fathers tried to rescue their children from abuse but were arrested themselves;

The approximate figure of 1,400 abuse victims is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale of abuse.

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Polygamy? Yeah, hell, why not?

Actually, polygamy has a long history and has been a part of the human condition for tens of thousands of years. Culturally, historically, biologically and religiously, it is far more legitimate than same sex marriage.

In any case, we all saw this coming, right?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state’s anti-polygamy law, in a lawsuit filed by a family that appears on the TV show “Sister Wives.”

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in favor of the stars of the TLC reality show in December, but the decision wasn’t finalized due to unresolved, procedural issues.

The ruling is a landmark decision and a victory for the Brown family.

Kody Brown and his four wives sued Utah in 2011 after a county prosecutor threatened to charge them under the state’s bigamy law.

Waddoups ruled that a provision in the law forbidding cohabitation violates the Browns’ freedom of religion.

Marry whatever you want in whatever quantities. It’s a brave new world.

Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, by the way, are standing in the Celestial Realm saying, “hey, Uncle Stupid, you owe us an apology.”

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Welcome to “The Plantation”

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The federal agency created by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd is an inner-circle-of-hell, bureaucratic shit hole. Surprise, surprise…

The federal consumer watchdog agency has been beset by complaints of retaliation and discrimination, according to a published report.

The Washington Times, citing congressional investigators, internal documents, and interviews with employees, reports that workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed 115 official grievances through the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) in 2013 alone.

Among the complaints are that managers retaliated against employees for comments or questions that they didn’t like by denying vacation time, refusing internal requests for promotion, and hiring unqualified acquaintances who would have to be trained by employees in lower positions.

“Certain managers have adopted an authoritarian, untouchable, unaccountable and unanswerable management style,” CFPB enforcement attorney Angela Martin told Congress earlier this year.

More seriously, according to the Times, Martin’s testimony alleged the existence of an entire department at the CFPB nicknamed “The Plantation” that is staffed almost entirely of black workers supervised by white managers with no obvious promotional track.

These are the people who are going to protect you from evil corporations like Target or, I dunno, Keebler. Frankly, I feel like I need a hell of a lot more protection from them and the rest of the federal government.

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Gas prices in California to necessarily skyrocket

You know, because they have to tax global warming and stuff. Start thinking $4.50 per gallon come January.

Californians already pay the nation’s second highest gas tax at 68 cents a gallon — and now it will go up again in January to pay for a first-in-the-nation climate change law.

“I didn’t know that,” said Los Angeles motorist Tyler Rich. “It’s ridiculous.”

“I think it’s terrible,” added Lupe Sanchez, pumping $4.09-a-gallon gas at a Chevron near Santa Monica. “The economy, the way it is right now with jobs and everything, it’s just crazy.”

When gas prices go up, motorists typically blame oil companies, Arab sheiks and Wall Street speculators. This time they can blame Sacramento and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for passing a bill requiring California to reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

The tax on carbon already raised about $1 billion in revenue by requiring manufacturers and utilities to buy credits for each ton of carbon emitted into the atmosphere. At the beginning of next year, the law will also apply to oil and gas. Refiners and distributors say they will pass another $2 billion in costs on – largely to consumers.

The Feds approve of this. They have to cut CO2, you see, in order to protect “communities of color”.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.”

“Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.”

McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public health as coal-fired power plants are shuttered. McCarthy, however, put special emphasis on how the rule would reduce asthma rates, which affect African-American children.

“Asthma disproportionately affects African-American kids,” McCarthy added. “In just the first year these standards go into effect, we’ll avoid up to 100,000 asthma attacks and 2,100 heart attacks — and those numbers go up from there.”

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Bernie Sanders claims to speak for me

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders says that Burger King is insulting veterans and families who sent sons off to war. Speaking as both a combat veteran and the father of a soldier who was sent home from Iraq after being severely injured in a combat assault, my son and I are not offended or insulted by what Burger king is doing.

We are, on the other hand, deeply offended by hard core leftist hacks who undermine the ability of businesses to create jobs and create wealth. We are disgusted by those who didn’t serve in the military but claim to speak for veterans. We are insulted by those who take on the mantle of what we did for their political purposes. In other words, we are offended by you, Bernie.

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“What was deadly at Fukushima?”

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It wasn’t the radiation. It was the over-the-top response. So says World Nuclear News.

What turned Fukushima from a medium-ranking industrial accident, of the kind that happens perhaps eight or ten times a year, into a disaster, with a reported death toll among the evacuees of over 1000? It wasn’t the radiation, writes Malcolm Grimston.

In common with Three Mile Island, Fukushima doesn’t seem to have caused any deaths from radiation; even at Chernobyl the demonstrable death toll which resulted from radiation exposure was small compared to events like Bhopal or the Banqiao dam failure.

What created the human misery at Fukushima was the response – not the immediate precautionary evacuation but what followed and ironically what preceded. The only other area currently excluded because of human activity is Chernobyl. It follows, to the rational non-expert, that the levels of radiation throughout these exclusion zones must represent a higher risk than any other man-made threat on the planet.”

So what was their mistake? They got crazy because of the levels of radiation in the area, which, as it turns out, are less than the naturally-occurring background radiation in much of the world.

First and foremost, around 100,000 people were evacuated from a 20 km radius zone around Fukushima Daiichi and have not (except for a few hundred very recently) been allowed back into their homes for over three years, causing untold misery. In much of the zone doses from radiation (from all sources) are below 5 mSv per year, with fallout dose below 1 mSv per year.

Secondly, there are areas like Ramsar in Iran (average 130 mSv per year) and Guarapari in Brazil (peak levels on the beach equivalent to 350 mSv per year) which are not evacuated. Indeed, there are almost certainly places in Japan (e.g. Kyushu island) where natural doses are above the total dose in some part of the exclusion zone.”

I know what you’re gonna say. “There you go again, getting facts involved with the panic.” Guilty as charged.

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LTC McSally Wins GOP Primary In AZ

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Retired Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally has won the Republican primary for the House seat once held by Gabrielle Giffords. She will face incumbent Rep. Ron Barber who was appointed to the seat when Giffords stepped down after being shot. McSally faced Barber two years ago and lost to him in a close race.

McSally was an A-10 pilot during her time in the Air Force. She was also the first woman to command a USAF fighter squadron, the 354th Fighter Squadron (354 FS) based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. She saw combat while flying her A-10 over Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Southern Watch.

Read more at Fox News

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