"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Muslims blow up billiard hall, 3 dead, 22 wounded

The Religion of Peace™

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (Associated Press) — The death toll from a bomb blast in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines has risen to three, officials said Monday.
The death toll rose overnight after one of the wounded died in hospital, Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, an army spokeswoman, said Monday. Another 22 people were wounded in the blast.
Mayor Joselito Pinol said two men left the bomb, which was apparently concealed in a bag, at the billiard hall late Sunday in his town of Mlang in North Corabato province. The two men left hurriedly on a motorcycle before the blast happened.
Pinol said bomb shrapnel and flying debris hit people in the billiard hall and in a nearby carnival. The blast damaged the billiard hall.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Government troops have been on alert for possible attacks in the region by a Muslim rebel faction opposed to a new peace deal between the government and a larger Muslim insurgent group.

The insanity of Islam can be solved by getting these sexually repressed Muslims, hot women and and booze into the same room at the same time.

Fascism has always been with us. Spaniards commemorate Franco’s death

Fascism - Least we Forget
Fascism has always been there, from Caesar 
to Napoleon to Mussolini to Obama.

By Gary;

A supporter (above) of late Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco performs the fascist salute at the 39th anniversary of the dictator's death, at Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, on November 23, 2014.

Fascism is Normal

The dirty little secret of the world is Fascism is the normal form of government for the human race.

The first recorded history began around the 4th millennium BC.  For nearly all of that time fascism, in one form or another, was the standard and accepted form of governments.

Benito Mussolini is credited with saying "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power."

While Mussolini may be misquoted the thrust of the statement is correct.  Business and politicians naturally jump into bed with each other in corrupt deals for mutual protection and profit.  Dwight Eisenhower was dead on using the example of the military-industrial complex.

That natural alliance was as true under the ancient Roman and Chinese Empires as it was under Franco or Hitler.

For example, the wealthy and well connected in the Roman world bought their way to powerful positions such as Senator. They also greased the palms of those in charge to government contracts, special favors, exemptions from taxes or protection from prosecution.

In other words, nothing has changed all these thousands of years.

We see that natural trend to fascism going on today as businesses spend hundreds of millions on "donations" to literally buy politicians in return for access to the public treasury, zoning deals or contracts.

The hack politicians of today (just like under the Egyptian Pharaohs or George III) eagerly respond to cold, hard cash.  The businesses get what they want, and the politicians and their "friends" magically get appointed to very well paid corporate boards.

The common people?  Well they are screwed as always.  What else is new?

A Republic Dies

For a fairly short time America had a Constitutional Republic where the common man could elect candidates of their choice to Congress from political parties ranging from the Federalists to Free Soil to Greenbacks to Populists.

Those days are long gone.  The last non Democrat or Republican was elected to the House in the ancient days of 1948.  Ever since then only the candidates of the two large parties, fully financed by mega-business interests, get elected to the "People's House."  The People's House.  What a joke.

We have come full cycle folks.  Say hello to our old friend Fascism.  He is back.

Hail Caesar or Franco
Nothing really changes over the centuries. General Francisco Franco supporter performs the fascist salute and shouts slogans as he attends the 39th anniversary of the dictator's death.

Francisco Franco supporters perform the fascist salute.

Supporters of General Francisco Franco and Italian dictator
Benito Mussolini stand with fascist flags. 

Franco supporters stand next to a Spanish flag and a banner of the Spanish nationalist cultural association NPE (Nudo Patriota Espanol - Spanish Patriot Knot).

Supporters of General Francisco Franco attend the 39th anniversary of the dictator's death, at Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, on November 23, 2014. (RT News)

China building an artificial island large enough for an airfield

The Communists Push Deeply South
With oil and gas fields on the line, 
China expands their territory.

(Daily Mail)  -  Chinese officials are building the first island large enough for its own airfield in the middle of disputed waters in the south sea. 

Satellite images revealed that since reclaiming the Spratly Islands in August, workers have expanded one stretch of sand to make it long enough for aircraft to land and take off.

Dredgers are also creating a harbour to the east of the reef large enough to receive tankers and warships. 

The 3,000m patch Fiery Cross Reef forms part of the archipelago which has been at the heart of territorial disputes for years. 

This satellite image released in April 2014 showed substantial
land reclamation, harbour redevelopment, and additional
construction activity on Woody Island since October 2013.

China building an artificial island large enough for an airfield.

While the islands, named after the British sailor Richard Spratly who discovered them in 1843, lie between the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia, they are host to a plethora of military machinery and resources owned by the Republic of China.

Fears that China intended to use the archipelago as a mineral-rich installation of military bases spread when officials began reclaiming the abandoned islands in August.

While the Chinese army controls many of the 750 islets and reefs, it does not yet have its own airfield in the south China sea unlike Malaysian, Vietnamese and Filipino forces. 

According to imagery obtained by independent analysis company IHS, dredging has begun on Fiery Cross Reef to create a harbour large enough for military tankers. 

Johnson South Reef, Cuateron Reef, and Gaven Reefs have all been expanded on since Chinese officials reclaimed the waters earlier this year, though the Fiery Cross Reef is the only island large enough for an airfield.  

Jin Zhirui, a colonel with the Chinese air force command, declined to confirm plans to build an airfield on the reef but said China needed to build facilities in the South China Sea for strategic reasons.

'We need to go out, to make our contribution to regional and global peace.

'We need support like this, including radar and intelligence.'

Read more: Daily Mail.

Chinese fighter jet buzzes U.S. navy plane

Putin to sell air defense system to Brazil

While Obama Golfed
Now Putin is moving into Brazil

Brazilian and Russian military officials have been talking medium-range air defense systems.

The Brazilian Ministry of Defense reports the talks took place in Brazil last week and were conducted by delegations led by Brig. Gershon Machado, head of Logistics at the Ministry of Defense and Gen. Sergei Babakov, commander of the anti-aircraft missile troops of the Russian Air Force.

The talks, as well as visits to Brazilian military facilities, were "to strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the air defense sector."

"Brazil and Russia have established a series of conversations over the past few years on the Brazilian armed forces' need of a medium-range air defense system, able to engage targets flying at altitudes of up to 10,000 meters (nearly 33,000 feet)," the ministry said.

"In August this year, a Brazilian delegation was in Moscow to conduct additional assessments of the Pantsir-S1 medium altitude anti-aircraft artillery system, which could be purchased by Brazil to meet this need.

By the end of this year, another delegation is expected to visit the Russian Ministry of Defense, as part of the continuation of negotiations between the two countries on the subject."

Read more: UPI.com/Business

Russian military Pantsir-S1 air defense system

Monday, November 24, 2014

Musings during a perfect day in Oceanside

Oceanside, California

She said I can't go back to America soon
So goddamn cold it's going to snow until June
Yeah, they're freezin' up in Buffalo stuck in their cars
And I'm lyin' here 'neath the sun and the stars
Jimmy Buffett

By Gary;

It was been a bitch of a year, and my batteries badly needed re-charging.  So the wife and I were off to spend a weekend with friends and family in beautiful Oceanside.

I am a politics and public affairs junkie.  Can't help it.  It is in my blood.  But the time comes when you need to step back and get this insane crap out of your mind.

The highlight for me was Saturday afternoon.  It was a stunningly beautiful warmish 71 degrees, and I was people and pelican watching at the end of the Oceanside pier.

Warm weather, sea birds, surfers, hot dogs and hot women days before Thanksgiving.  I could only be in the People's Republic of California.

There is a lot politically to complain about in the People's Republic and nationally under King Obama.  But none of that crap really matters when you are in the moment of a perfect California day.

I don't want to insult you guys out there (yes I do really), but California is still the best place in the world to live.  Sure we will soon be annexed by Mexico as their newest state, but what the Hell.  On a day like this you just go with the flow and say "Screw it, I live in the most beautiful place on earth."

So for the rest of you fools freezing your butts off in those "lesser" 49 states, good luck to you this winter.  I won't be thinking of you while I am baking in the California sun.

Jimmy Buffett: Manana

California Dreamin' on such a winter's day

Lindsey Graham: "Benghazi Report Full of Crap"

Lindsey Graham: 
"Benghazi Report Full of Crap"

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday criticized a recently released House Republican report that concludes no intelligence lapses in connection with the fatal Benghazi attacks, saying congressional investigators did a “lousy job.”
“I think the report is full of crap,” Graham, a Republican, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence report released late Friday concluded the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
The report also found no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
“This report puts all the blame on the State Department and absolves the intelligence community,” Graham said.

550 Germans are fighting with ISIS

German convert Jihadist in Syria.  The German convert said
"we love death and we will win here."


"Deutschland über alles
You know, it is always something about the Germans.

The number of Germans fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq has increased sharply to 550 and around 180 have returned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

"We are concerned about the high number of departures. Especially in the last six weeks, it has risen further," Hans-Georg Maassen told Welt am Sonntag.

"By now we are counting 550 people, that is how many have left Germany to go to Syria and Iraq," he added. The previous number was 450 people reports Reuters News.

Around 60 of them have been killed during fighting, with at least nine killing themselves in suicide attacks, Maassen said. "That is a sad success for the Islamist propaganda."

As with other Western European countries, Germany is struggling to stop the radicalization of young Muslims, some of whom want to become jihadists in Syria or Iraq. Officials also worry that they might return to plot attacks on home soil.

Since Germany is part of the alliance fighting Islamic State, the country is "naturally" a target for the militants as well as al Qaeda members, Maassen said.

Intelligence services estimate that around 180 jihadists have returned to Germany after having fought in Syria and Iraq, Maassen said.

In one of the largest sweeps against alleged Islamists in Germany yet, authorities last week arrested nine men suspected of supporting militant groups in Syria and raided numerous properties in several German states.

A German Islamist fighting for the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria has released a propaganda video threatening Germans and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In a video released on Wednesday and shot in Aleppo, Syria, the Islamist, reportedly from North Rhine-Westphalia, attacks Merkel.
The German jihadist, who has the name Abu Dauoud al-Almani, first rants against the US and President Barack Obama, before turning his attention to his homeland.
“The same to you O Germans and to filthy Merkel who gave gifts to Israel”   (themuslimissue)

The following is the translation of a clip of German jihadi in Syria Saifullah Al-Almani; the clip was posted on the Internet on September 9, 2014..
Saifullah Al-Almani: “Peace be upon you, my beloved brothers and sisters. We greet you from the land of blessing and honor. Praise be to Allah who has blessed us with being in jihad. We have marched forth in order to raise the Religion of Allah. And we hope that we are of those who will be shaded on the Day of Judgment.”
(Pamela Geller.com)

'2,000 British Jihadis Fighting With ISIS'

Al Habashi appeared in at least two propaganda videos. He grew up in north London in a British-Eritrean family, and converted to Islam when he was 16.


  • And the importation of Muslims into the UK goes on and on.

There may be as many as 2,000 Brits currently fighting with ISIS, a Muslim Labour MP has claimed. His estimate, based on his experience as a Member of Parliament for the predominantly Muslim constituency of Birmingham Perry Barr, is roughly four times as high as the official estimate released by the authorities before the summer. 

His comments come amid growing fears that the British borders are porous to terrorists leaving for, and returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq, fuelled by the Home Office’s refusal to reveal how many people have been arrested at British ports and airports in relation to terrorist offences in Syria, the Sunday Telegraph has reported.

Khalid Mahmood, Britain’s first Muslim MP and a former member of the Home Office select committee told that paper “The authorities say there are 500 British jihadists but the likely figure is at least three to four times that. I think 2,000 is a better estimate. My experience in Birmingham is it is a huge, huge problem.

“The Government does not have significant people at border control. The fact is these jihadists are coming in and going out without almost ever being arrested. We have had hardly any arrests. We have had people coming back in after six months in Syria and they are not being picked up.”

At least four Muslims are known to have travelled to Syria in recent months despite having had their passports confiscated by the authorities or concerned parents, but the likelihood is that many more have done the same. Meanwhile, around 250 British jihadis are known to have returned to the UK from Syria and Iraq, yet only 30 arrests have been made, leaving a number of hardened fighters walking the streets of Britain.

Over the weekend it emerged that two more men, Abu Abdullah al Habashi, 21, and Abu Dharda, 20, both London natives, had died fighting in Syria. It is thought they were both killed in Kobane, the Syrian border town being defended by Kurdish forces.

(Breitbart News)

The Rise of British Jihadists in Syria

British student Amer Deghayes speaks warmly of his education in East Sussex and of his love of films and swimming - then warns would-be fighters not to tell their “selfish” parents.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Concert - Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues.
Dire Straits' biggest selling album, Brothers in Arms, has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on Compact Disc.
They also became one of the world's most commercially successful bands, with worldwide album sales of over 120 million.

Sultans Of Swing  

Original Walk of Life Video 

Love it. Very British. Sorry, best video quality available.

Money For Nothing (Live At Knebworth) 

So Far Away (Live, Australia,1986)

Pat Condell: Choosing to be offended

Pat Condell is a writer, comedian and Internet personality. He performed alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in the United Kingdom, and won a Time Out Comedy Award in 1991. He was also a regular panellist on BBC Radio 1's "Loose Talk".

From early 2007, he began posting short monologues denouncing religion to a number of video sharing websites. His videos have been featured on many websites, including YouTube and LiveLeak. They have also been published on DVD, and also as a book of video transcripts. As of July 2013, Condell's YouTube channel has over 189,689 subscribers and 46 million video views.

Choosing to be offended   

Pat Condell strikes again on everyone getting 
offended about everything.

A public apology

Britain's cultural problem - Islam

"In a nutshell, gay people, Islam wants your blood and if you're ever stupid enough to go to an Islamic country and let them know you're gay you'll find that out the hard way. It doesn't give a damn how tolerant or inclusive you are. It just wants you dead for being who and what you are and it's no more open to persuasion on the matter than you would be open to persuasion about letting sewer rats run around your house.
You've got more chance of celebrating Christmas in a pub in Saudi Arabia than you have of finding common ground between Islam and homosexuality and you've got absolutely no excuse for pretending otherwise, because there's nothing nuanced about the Islamic position. There is no ambiguity. There is no grey area. There is no common ground. There is no shared struggle. There are no bridges to be built and there won't be any until you stop being gay. Would that option be on the table at all? For the sake of, you know, community cohesion? After all, by being gay you're being culturally insensitive, disrespectful, divisive, provocative, offensive, Islamophobic and racist. What can I say, people?
The bottom line is, if you don't want to be a filthy racist, you're going to have to stop being gay. And when you think about it, it's really not that much to ask. After all, if you're not willing to compromise on your sick and sinful gayness, how can you reasonably expect Islam to compromise on wanting you dead?"
Pat Condell