"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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

IDIOTS - Military uses floppy disks for Nukes

Are the Three Stooges in Charge?
The morons at the Pentagon are using 1970s 
technology to control nuclear weapons

By Gary;

My wife says I too often, and carelessly, throw around the words "idiots" and "fucking retards".  After seeing this story she spoke words I did not know she knew and cannot repeat.

CNBC reports that the Pentagon is using ancient floppy disks to help run our nuclear forces.

Seriously, are Larry, Moe and Curly running the military?

It scares the living shit out of me that a 14 year old in his mother's basement has higher tech equipment.

  • CNBC  -  The Defense Department's 1970s-era IBM Series/1 Computer and long-outdated floppy disks handle functions related to intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft, according to the new Government Accountability Office report.  "Federal legacy IT systems are becoming increasingly obsolete: Many use outdated software languages and hardware parts that are unsupported," the report found. "Agencies reported using several systems that have components that are, in some cases, at least 50 years old."

Words fail me. What the Hell have they been doing with the trillions of dollars that have been spent over the decades?

This insanity is totally bipartisan. Both parties have off and on controlled Congress and the White House and nothing gets done.

If these ass-clowns are our "best and brightest" then we are doomed.

What American high tech really looks like.

You can hope for a better tomorrow, but from
here the future looks really fucked.

Poverty - 60,000 workers replaced by robots

Welcome to Eternal Poverty

  • The world economy is roaring to a tipping point where countless hundreds of millions of workers will be permanently replaced by robots, the Internet and computers.
  • Meanwhile the insane open borders GOP and Democrats want to import millions of new legal and illegal workers to drive the wages down on the few jobs that will be left.

(BBC)  -  Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.
One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post.
Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: "More companies are likely to follow suit."
A robot future of no new jobs EVER.

China is investing heavily in a robot workforce.
In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" but denied that it meant long-term job losses.
"We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees, and through training, also enable our employees to focus on higher value-added elements in the manufacturing process, such as research and development, process control and quality control.
"We will continue to harness automation and manpower in our manufacturing operations, and we expect to maintain our significant workforce in China."
Since September 2014, 505 factories across Dongguan, in the Guangdong province, have invested 4.2bn yuan (£430m) in robots, aiming to replace thousands of workers.
Kunshan, Jiangsu province, is a manufacturing hub for the electronics industry.
Economists have issued dire warnings about how automation will affect the job market, with one report, from consultants Deloitte in partnership with Oxford University, suggesting that 35% of jobs were at risk over the next 20 years.

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Robots spell doom for workers

In an age of robots, cheating on your husband
with a co-worker takes on a new meaning.

And yes, he is better than you in bed.

Muslim Refugees in Europe Suddenly Finding Jesus

Mass Baptisms of Muslims in Germany

  • While some might be converting to help get asylum many others are experiencing freedom of religion for the first time in their lives.

AMSTERDAM  (Daily Beast)  —  Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans have been lining up at a local swimming pool in Hamburg, Germany, to be baptized as Christians. In the Netherlands and Denmark, as well, many are converting from Islam to Christianity, and the trend appears to be growing. Indeed, converts are filling up some European churches largely forsaken by their old Christian flocks.

More than a little suspicion surrounds some of the current conversions, seen by some to be cynical bids to improve the chance of getting asylum. And, looking forward, it’s potentially quite dangerous for those who embrace the Gospel to return to homelands where abandoning Islam for another faith can be treated as a capital crime.

Still, many preachers are pleased. The German pastor of the Evangelical-Lutheran church in Berlin calls the conversion phenomenon “a gift from God.” In his modest community a staggering 1,200 Muslims, mainly Afghans and Iranians, converted in just three years.
Looking for a new God
In the Hamburg city park 80 refugees are
converted at a mass baptism to Christianity.

In Hamburg, where German ARD TV showed the Pakistanis and Afghans lining up to be baptized by the pastor of the Persian Church community, more than 600 people reportedly were received into the congregation.
There is no reliable overall figure for converts in northern Europe, but judging by reports from different media outlets, it is safe to assume the number runs into the thousands, maybe even tens of thousands who say they want the Gospel, “the good news,” offered by Jesus Christ.
One young Iranian woman convert told the German news magazine Stern, “I’ve been looking all my life for peace and happiness, but in Islam, I have not found them,” Another convert told Stern he had found in Christianity an element—love—that was missing from the faith he was brought up in. “In Islam, we always lived in fear,” he said. “Fear God, fear of sin, fear of punishment. But Christ is a God of love.”
Many evangelical communities today take a more pro-active posture. They approach their work with missionary zeal and, implicitly if not explicitly, may link aid to conversion.
In the Netherlands and other Northern European countries, such churches are very active giving refugee assistance. They encourage refugees to accept Jesus in their lives and embrace the Gospel of Love. At the same time, they offer free Dutch lessons and may invite refugees for a temporary stay in Dutch Christian homes. In many cases this is the first and the only glimpse refugees get into Dutch society outside the boundaries of a camp.
The Dutch New Life Evangelical community in Alphen aan den Rijn reportedly saw 50 new converts added to its ranks in one year. “They were touched by God’s word during the prayer sessions,” Pastor Ab Meerbeek told the national newspaper Trouw. Most are from Iran and Afghanistan. They listen to the sermons translated in Farsi on headphones.
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Back at home Muslims burn Churches and 160 homes of Christians in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Transgender gets $60,000 for being called a “lady”

AWelcome to the Future
Conchita Wurst, an Austrian pop recording artist and drag queen. 

Everything you know is wrong
Black is white, up is down and short is long
And everything you thought was just so
Important doesn't matter

Everything you know is wrong
Just forget the words and sing along
All you need to understand is
Everything you know is wrong

(World Net Daily)  -  A fifth grade teacher at Gresham-Barlow school in Oregon who was born a female, but transgendered into a male, won a $60,000 pay-off from the district after complaining of being called a “lady” and referred to as “she” in a harassing manner by fellow educators.
The school, for its part, paid the $60,000 while insisting no evidence of wrongdoing was found on the part of other educators, Breitbart reported.
Leo Soell, the fifth grade teacher who was born a female, complained co-workers used “she,” “lady,” and “Miss Soell” repeatedly, instead of the preferred masculine terms, which were made known after a coming-out as a transgender last September, Breitbart reported. 
Soell also complained of being “harassed” and “misgendered,” and conspired against by fellow teachers to stop using a gender-neutral bathroom at the school.
School officials then launched an investigation, but said they found no evidence of wrong-doing. They did not release their findings, the news outlet reported.
Soell reportedly was happy with the $60,000 payment.
“I actually feel safe now,” Soell said. “There will always be people who push the boundaries but I’m not worried about them anymore because I know that my district supports me.”
The principal also put out a statement of warning to other school staff, doubling down on the policy of “address[ing] transgender or gender non-conforming employees with their correct name and pronouns” else face “discipline, up to and including dismissal.”
As part of the settlement, district leaders agreed to build gender-neutral restrooms at all Gresham-Barlow schools within three years.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

America cashes in on wars and weapons exports

Eternal War For Fun and Profit

  • The one constant in human history is war. I have no doubt that when an isolated caveman tribe first met a neighboring tribe the result was murder and theft.
  • That brings us to the Military-Industrial Complex. We see many wars started for questionable reasons with American made weapons sometimes found on both sides of the same conflict.  
  • The "war" against ISIS is a good example. The U.S. and our Islamist allies armed Syrian Islamists with weapons. and then we spent even more money to arm the enemies of the Islamists we just armed.
  • We are arming everyone from Islamist head-chopping Saudi Arabia to Communist Vietnam. So do we just arm everyone on the theory that if we don't someone else will?  Everyone is joining the Merchant of Death Industry.  So why not profit?

(CNN)  -  With the end of the U.S. arms embargo, Vietnam will join a long list of international recipients of American armaments.
The U.S. is responsible for nearly 33% of worldwide exports -- by far the top arms exporter on the planet -- but which countries does the U.S. sell the most weapons to?
    Saudi Arabia was the top recipient of American-made arms from 2011-2015, followed closely by the United Arab Emirates, according to research compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which has been analyzing international arms transfers since 1968.
    The rest of the top 10 included Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, India, Singapore, Iraq, and Egypt.
    Experts believe the Middle East will remain a top destination for weapons for some time -- it currently accounts for about 40% of U.S. arms exports -- especially given the rise of ISIS.
    "The dynamic of the [falling] oil prices has been overwhelmed by the deep insecurity these countries are currently feeling and the insecure future they feel they face," Andrew Hunter of the Center for Strategic and International Studies told CNN.
    The American exports include everything from small arms to fighter jet aircraft and tanks, to Patriot Missile batteries.
    Several Asian countries are also represented high up on the arms sales list, reflecting ongoing tensions with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs and China's stepped up military activity in the South China Sea.
    The tightening of U.S.-Vietnam relations comes as Vietnam has protested China's actions in its nearby waters, including an incident where China stationed an oil rig in disputed waters off of Vietnam's coast in 2014, an event that sparked anti-China riots in Vietnam.

    The day after the US. announced it would lift its arms embargo against Vietnam, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Vietnam needs the military equipment it will get in order to defend itself.
    While most of the top importers use their own money to buy arms from the U.S., the U.S. also provides some countries with grants and loans -- separate from the arms sales -- to purchase defense equipment from American manufacturers, as part of a program called Foreign Military Financing.
    The State Department's 2017 budget request includes approximately $5.7 billion for Foreign Military Financing.
    In the proposed budget, the top five recipients of American foreign military financing will be Israel ($3.1 billion), Egypt ($1.3 billion), Jordan ($350 million), Pakistan ($265 million), and Iraq ($150 million).
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    General Smedley Butler - Ralph Nader
    Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major generalButler had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice.  (More)

    At this moment, for example, in 1984 (if it was 1984), Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia.
    In no public or private utterance was it ever admitted that the three powers had at any time been grouped along different lines. Actually, as Winston well knew, it was only four years since Oceania had been at war with Eastasia and in alliance with Eurasia. But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge, which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control.
    Officially the change of partners had never happened. Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia. The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.
    George Orwell

    SHOCK POLL - Millennials ditching Clinton in mass in favor of Donald Trump

    A Trump Landslide Cometh?

    • Even at this early stage The Donald is tightening the poll numbers with the Hildabeast in a number of key areas.

    (ABC News)  -  The gap between Clinton and Trump on some issues has narrowed considerably, another sign of Trump’s consolidation as he’s apparently sewn up the nomination.
    • Remarkably, Clinton is only running evenly with Trump among 18- to 29-year-olds –- a key Sanders support group that’s looking ever-more resistant to her nomination. In March, Clinton led Trump among under-30s by 39 percentage points, 64-25 percent. Today they split 45-42 percent.

     Terrorism & Immigration
    • In March she led him by 14 points among all adults in trust to handle terrorism; it’s a non-significant 3-point gap today. 
    • Her lead on trust to handle immigration has moved from 19 points to 9; and on trust to handle an international crisis, from 29 points to 19.
    • Americans in March by 62-34 percent said they wanted someone with political experience, rather than an outsider, for president. Today that’s narrowed to 52-43 percent, and among registered voters it’s an essentially even 48-47 percent split. 
    • Tightening has occurred in expectations, as well. Americans by 50-40 percent say they expect Clinton to win vs. Trump. That’s closed from 59-36 percent in March, but remains a continued advantage for her. 

    Support groups –- and changes among groups –- are highly revealing.
    • Trump now leads Clinton by 22 points among men; he was +5 among men in March.
    • Trump, further, now has a 24-point lead over Clinton among whites who are registered to vote, up from 9 points in March.
    • A key breakdown among whites is by education. Working-class white men – i.e., those who lack a four-year-college degree – favor Trump by an overwhelming 76-14 percent. That shrinks to still-substantial Trump advantages of 36 points among college educated white men.

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    Roger Stone:
    I Was Censored By Facebook

    RETARD - Clinton Special Prosecutor Now Likes Clinton

    Retard Alert!
    • The Washington/Wall Street Axis is one corrupt club of buddies, a club you are not allowed to join nor dare to question their wisdom.
    • Nothing illustrates that more that Bill Clinton's Special Prosecutor praising the corrupt bastard as a fine example to follow. Fucking insane!

    (New York Times)  -  An unlikely voice recently bemoaned the decline of civility in presidential politics, warned that “deep anger” was fueling an “almost radical populism” and sang the praises of former President Bill Clinton — particularly his “redemptive” years of philanthropic work since leaving the White House.

    The voice was that of Kenneth W. Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel, whose Javert-like pursuit of Mr. Clinton in the 1990s helped bring a new intensity to partisan warfare and led to the impeachment of a president for only the second time in the nation’s history.

    The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, increasingly seems to be trying to relitigate the scandals that Mr. Starr investigated, dredging up allegations of sexual transgressions by Mr. Clinton to accuse Hillary Clinton — the likely Democratic nominee — of having aided and enabled her husband at the expense of Mr. Clinton’s female accusers.

    Bill Clinton It Depends on what
    the meaning of the word is is

    But Mr. Starr expressed regret last week that so much of Mr. Clinton’s legacy remains viewed through the lens of what Mr. Starr demurely termed “the unpleasantness.”

    His remarks seemed almost to absolve Mr. Clinton, if not to exonerate him.

    “There are certain tragic dimensions which we all lament,” Mr. Starr said in a panel discussion on the presidency at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

    “That having been said, the idea of this redemptive process afterwards, we have certainly seen that powerfully” in Mr. Clinton’s post-presidency, he continued, adding, “President Carter set a very high standard, which President Clinton clearly continues to follow.”

    He called Mr. Clinton “the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation.”

    “His genuine empathy for human beings is absolutely clear,” Mr. Starr said. “It is powerful, it is palpable and the folks of Arkansas really understood that about him — that he genuinely cared. The ‘I feel your pain’ is absolutely genuine.”

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    And the Elites just cannot understand
    the appeal of Trump.

    Democrats to force Christian colleges to embrace transgenders

    Another Democrat Attack on Christians

    • Why Christians even vote Democrat is beyond me. 
    • On the other hand, Christian schools should not take government money in the first place thus allowing non-believers to have leverage over private religious organizations.

    (The College Fix)  -  Two bills currently moving through the Democrat California statehouse, purporting to prevent LGBTQ discrimination, are actually designed to cripple the state’s Christian colleges, critics say.
    AB-1888, if approved, would disqualify Christian colleges from receiving state-funded student financial aid if the institutions deny students on the basis of their “sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” What’s more, the bill would disallow colleges from obtaining waivers from the U.S. Department of Education on the issue.
    A companion bill, SB 1146, would mandate Christian schools tell prospective students their institutions are discriminatory.

    Proponents of the bills claim they would “prohibit Cal Grant funding to institutions with a license to discriminate.” Critics see it much differently.
    The two bills would “essentially cripple colleges by forcing them to implement gay-friendly protections on campus or lose state and federal financial aid for students,” states the conservative law firm Advocates for Faith and Freedom.
    “The punitive laws would undermine federal protections that have long exempted religious colleges from adopting anti-discrimination laws that violate the tenets of their faith,” the law firm stated in a news release. “The consequences of these bills are so dire that one pro-family watchdog group has warned that their passage would usher in Armageddon for those seeking higher education from a biblical perspective.”
    “…If these bills are successful, Christian colleges, for instance, would have to allow a male student who perceives his gender as being ‘female’ to live in the women’s dorm to avoid the risk of a lawsuit or the loss of financial aid options for students. Similar consequences could also become a reality if a Christian university dismisses a professor or staff member after discovering they were living with a same-sex partner.”
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Obama scolds Russia for bombing Islamists

    100% Pure Bullshit
    • The U.S. leveled entire cities and nations in World War II and Vietnam without a single second thought. But now Comrade Obama lectures Russia to stop bombing Islamists in Syria because civilians might get hurt.
    • Call me a "crazy" blogger, which I am, but I suspect Obama does not want Putin to bomb the Islamist troops we just got finished arming.

    (Politico)  -  The Obama administration says Russia has a "special responsibility" to help stop the bombing in Syria.

    The Russians, though, don't seem to be listening.

    In a call on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to push Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime to stop attacking the city of Aleppo and the suburbs of Damascus.

    State Department spokesman Mark Toner said stopping the airstrikes in those two areas was key to shoring up a patchy cease-fire in the Arab country and allowing the resumption of peace talks aimed at ending its five-year-old conflict.

    Russia, Assad's most powerful foreign backer, "has a special responsibility in this regard to press the regime to end its offensive attacks and strikes that kill civilians," Toner said.

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    Russian TU-22M TU-95 And TU-160 Planes Continue To Drop Their Loads Over Syria

    Operators are standing by.
    All sizes are available.

    Russian soldiers line up near the border of Ukraine to kiss an “icon” of Putin. 

    Student attacked for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns

    On a Quiet Night You Can 
    Hear The Goosestepping

    (Campus Reform)  -  A student at Southern Oregon University (SOU) was forced to suspend his campaign for a senate seat on his school’s student government after an opposing candidate filed a grievance against him for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns.

    “I would like to know why you should be able to take office despite your homophobic and transphobic comments on Facebook,” candidate Oneta Cantlon asked during an open forum with one of her opponents, Chase Gildea.

    “Answer the fucking question!” some students in attendance shouted.

    Gildea, although open to debate, refused to back down from his criticisms of gender-neutral bathrooms and pronouns, prompting Cantlon to file an official grievance against him, citing a violation of the student government’s commitment to inclusivity.

    Consequently, the student government’s elections committee suspended Gildea’s campaign for one day pending further investigation. Gildea was later allowed to restart his campaign but the damage had already been done after he lost in the school’s election Friday.

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