"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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

In Defense of Ebenezer Scrooge

Christmas is a humbug - a waste of time and money.  A false and commercial festival, devoutly to be ignored.
Ebenezer Scrroge

2014 is almost gone and American society is an even bigger mess than last year.

The religious holiday of Christmas appears to have no meaning to the tens of millions of crazy shoppers roaming the American malls.  

In 2012 I was dragged against my will to a local Walmart on Thanksgiving night and viewed some of the insanity first hand.  These people are fucking nuts.  Never again.

Just look at movies from the 1930s or 40s to see the massive shift in American society.  Back then little Johnny would get a baseball bat under the tree.  Little Suzie would get a doll.  A simple Christmas.  The children and the nuclear family were happy and all was well.

Today we have massive divorce rates, violence, everyone in debt to buy useless crap and near-illiterate adults and children greedy for worthless material goods.

Scrooge was correct in calling Christmas a false and commercial festival. Every year the orgy of spending and increased debt to buy plastic Asian made crap gets worse.

2012 was my last year in the malls and the spending is over.  I refuse any longer to join in this feeding frenzy of fools.  I think I will go to church instead. , , , , to church, after I take Scrooge out and buy him a few drinks to thank him for his advice.

Ebenezer Scrooge  -  Outstanding Businessman
Charles Dickens, like all good anti-business Liberals, just had to create the quintessential "evil" small businessman Scrooge.  The underlying theme of Dickens is making money is a bad thing, wealth is evil.  Only by giving away your hard earned money to others can you be redeemed. 
The passage below is the perfect example.  Scrooge is painted as a bad man for daring to make a profit.  But if Scrooge did not fight hard for profit then who would pay the salary of his employee Bob Cratchit?  It was Scrooge's good head for business that allowed Bob Cratchit to feed his wife and children and put a roof over their heads.  But please don't bring facts up to a Liberal. 

Ebenezer Scrooge: Yes, I have changed my mind. The price has gone up.
Mr. Pemberton: Gone up? But that's impossible!
Ebenezer Scrooge: If you want my corn, gentlemen, you'll meet the price I quoted yesterday... plus five percent interest for the delay.
Mr. Tipton: That's outrageous, Scrooge. You'll be left with a warehouse stuffed full of corn!
Ebenezer Scrooge: Well, that's my affair, isn't it?
Mr. Pemberton: If we have to meet your price, our bread will be more expensive. The poor will suffer.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Then buy someone else's corn. Good day, Sirs.
Mr. Tipton: Scrooge, one moment. We'll buy your corn... at the price you quoted yesterday.
Ebenezer Scrooge: It's too late for that, gentlemen. And if you wait until tomorrow, it'll cost you another five percent interest.
Mr. Pemberton: Damn it, Scrooge, that's not fair!
Ebenezer Scrooge: No, but it's business. I'll give you a second to make up your minds.
Mr. Tipton: All right, Scrooge, done and done!
Ebenezer Scrooge: Good. Make sure that a check for the entire amount is deposited with my clerk. I don't ship until I have the cash in hand.

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Happy Capitalist Ebenezer Scrooge

A businessman who makes a profit is a happy businessman.  For with profit you can now provide a living not only for yourself, but profit also provides employment for others.

Obama orders an "embargo" on Russia’s Crimea

FDR embargoed Japan - That turned out well.
Embargoes are an act of war
  • Crimea has been a part of Russia almost 200 years longer than Hawaii has been a state, but Obama pushes us into conflict and possible war.
  • Many think that creating an "evil" Russian enemy for the masses to hate is right out of Orwell's 1984.  Distract the public from their economic troubles with a foreign enemy.

Barack Obama imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea on Friday (Dec 19) with an executive order prohibiting American exports of goods or services to the contested peninsula and barring Crimean imports.

"The executive order is intended to provide clarity to US corporations doing business in the region and reaffirm that the United States will not accept Russia's occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea," Obama said in a statement.

The action also bans new US investments in Crimea and authorises the US Treasury to impose sanctions on people and companies operating there reports Channel News Asia.

"I again call on Russia to end its occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea, cease its support to separatists in eastern Ukraine, and fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements," Obama said.

The president's move comes a day after he signed into law a congressional bill allowing him to impose new sanctions on Russia over its alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The law also authorizes the president to send lethal weapons to Ukraine's military. But Obama stressed he would not change his administration's "carefully calibrated" sanctions policy on Russia.

Obama's Crimea order follows the European Union's decision Thursday to also place new sanctions on Crimea, as a show of resolve against Moscow during an European Union (EU) leaders summit where the bloc urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a "radical change" in his stance on Ukraine. In the sanctions - coordinated with Washington - the EU agreed to ban all investment in Crimea and cruise ships from its ports.

Pearl Harbor attack scene HD

Napoleon's Continental System
Simply, blockades or embargoes are mostly failures.  The British navy blockaded France under Napoleon.  France in turn embargoed trade with Britain.  The only real result was minor damage to the economies of both sides.  The wars themselves went on and on and on.
Thomas Jefferson's Embargo  -  Jefferson's worthless embargo against Britain was meant more to punish his Federalist Party enemies than the English.  Britain laughed at Jefferson and kept right on with their policies.
World Wars I and II  -  Germany was cut off from foreign trade in both world wars.  In neither case did it really impact the Imperial or Nazi German war machines.
Japan Embargo  -  FDR's embargo actually caused the Japanese Empire to roll the dice, attack Pearl Harbor and invade the Philippines.  FDR wanted the U.S. to go to war.  Some speculate that FDR's embargo was designed to encourage a Japanese attack.

Cuban Embargo  -  This embargo has been going on longer than most Cubans or Americans have even been alive.  Again, the embargo has been a total failure.  The Cuban government has proven they don't need trade with the U.S. to exist.  

New ISIS Penal Code Heavy on Crucifixions

Islam - The Religion of Peace

A document surfaced online this week and has been reportedly circulating in Raqqa, Syria, that alleges to be the official penal code of the Islamic State. The document, translated and confirmed to be from the terrorist group by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), lists eleven crimes and their punishments– seven of which are death.

MEMRI notes that the document appeared online through a website called the Jihadi Media Platform, and is titled “Clarification [regarding] the Hudud [Koranic punishments].” It cites the Koran and its demands to adhere to Sharia law, and issues punishments similar to those in the original Code of Hammurabi, and 18th century legal document that also prescribed amputation of arms for thieves and the death penalty for an array of violations. It is much shorter, however, though often equally as barbaric.

The code proscribes the death penalty for any insult to Allah, the Prophet Muhammad, or Islam generally, as well as for “spying for the infidel interests” and apostasy. In a subset called “Illegal sexual intercourse”– which presumably does not include rape or pedophilic violations– specific punishments are given depending on whether the offending party is married.

Married offenders are killed by stoning; non-married offenders are given 100 lashes and exiled from the community for one year. Sodomy is its own category, which, of course, receives the death penalty.

The other major set of crimes involve theft. Simple theft results in the loss of a limb. “Highway robbery” is punishable by crucifixion, which is to say death.

(Breitbart News)

Sick Bastard Alert
It's late at night as I type this.  I just can't help myself.  
I am a sick bastard.  Enjoy the video.

Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true,
You'll see it's all a show,
Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you!

20% of all jobs are held by foreigners

Screwing Over American Citizens

  • It is a myth that there are two different parties.  On behalf of their Wall Street Masters, the GOP and Democrats lock arms on immigration and flood the nation with legal and illegal works to drive down the wages of American citizens.

Fewer Americans born in the U.S. have jobs now than were employed to November 2007, despite a working-age population growth of 11 million.

The amazing drop in employment highlights President Barack Obama’s slow recovery from the deep 2008 shock, but also spotlights many companies’ growing reliance on foreign migrant labor.

Almost one in every two jobs added since 2009 have gone to foreign-born workers.

In November 2014, one in every five U.S. jobs was held by a foreign-born worker, up from one-in-six jobs in January 2010, according to federal data highlighted by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Since November 2007, the number of working legal and illegal migrants has risen by two million, from 23.1 million in November 2007 to 25.1 million in November 2014.

Since January 2010, 5.4 million foreign-born people have gained jobs in the recovery.

The influx of foreign workers includes many foreign graduates. Their arrival is forcing many debt-burdened Americans graduates to start their careers in lower-wage jobs. Those American graduates will be stuck with lower wages for many years unless employers face a shortage of workers in the next few years.

Read more at Daily Caller.

Friday, December 19, 2014

USA is a Nation of Pussies - Hollywood caves to North Korea and other insanity

"Manhood is Dead; you’re dealing with the pussyfication of the male sex."

Ice T

By Gary;

It all started with the barbershop.

The American theater owners and studio heads caving to North Korean Communist blackmail is only one symptom of the disease that infects the United States.  That disease is the pussyfication of our society.

The decline of the barbershop is the place where it started.

I noticed many years ago the explosion of girly-man hair salons where beauticians would pamper, manicure, pedicure and "style" the hair of the increasingly effeminate and lazy American male.

From there I see a direct connection to political correctness.  No one wants to call a spade a spade.  As a society we obsess about hurting other people's feelings.  We must understand the pain of everyone from the thug mugger who was "disadvantaged" to illegal alien law breakers to North Korean Communist killers.

Threaten America in 1941 and our people would have united and extended the middle finger to the world.

Threaten America in 2014 and we cave so the feelings of brutal dictators are not hurt.

Welcome to the United States of Pussies.

According to Japan Today:
NEW YORK —Sony Pictures on Wednesday abruptly canceled the Dec 25 U.S. release of the comedy which has angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers, reportedly suspected to be ordered by Pyongyang. 
The Hollywood studio announced the decision after the majority of U.S. theater chains said they would not screen “The Interview” about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. 
“In light of the decision by the majority of our (theater) exhibitors not to show the film ‘The Interview,’ we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release,” it said in a statement.

"The Interview"
The movie is the latest victim of a pussyfied, politically correct American society frightened of its own shadow and of hurting the feelings of Communist thugs.

Anti-Islamist Protests in Germany: Hooligans Against Salafists

The scarfs represent rival fan clubs for professional soccer teams. This picture is from Dortmund, NRW, where people demonstrated against Islam.

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The open borders European "Conservatives" and Socialists have locked arms (just like in the USA) to continue the massive importation of Muslims from the Middle East to both drive down wages but also to replace the native population.

The VICE NEWS video below does a fairly good job on the background of the story.  The drawback is the VICE reporter is a leftist and hunts down a few neo-Fascist loons so he can call the protesters racists.  But even the reporter had to admit that anti-Islamist Kurds were marching with the Germans.

Twitter screenshot Cologne rally against
Salafism on October 26, 2014.

You will be called a racist if you dare to demand an end to the endless importation of Muslims.  Never mind that Islam is not a race.

Plumber's truck ends up in Syrian war

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A Texas plumber has been receiving threats after a photo emerged of Islamic extremists in Syria firing a high-powered gun from the bed of his old pickup, which still bears his company's logo on the door.

An extremist group, Ansar al-Deen Front, posted the photo of its fighters aboard the Ford F-250 sometime on Monday. That prompted a flood of calls to Mark Oberholtzer, who owns Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, and has nothing to do with Syria's bloody civil war.

"How it ended up in Syria, I'll never know," Oberholtzer told The Galveston Daily News.

Oberholtzer told the paper that he traded in the truck three years ago. The Houston dealership he turned it over to, AutoNation, told KHOU.com that the truck was auctioned and was likely traded from owner to owner over the course of three years.

Oberholtzer was surprised the auto dealership sold the truck with the company’s name still on the door.

"They [AutoNation] were supposed to have done it [covered the decals] and it looks like they didn't do it," he said.

AutoNation did not immediately return a phone call from FoxNews.com.

Oberholtzer has owned the plumbing business for 32 years and said he has received "a thousand" calls and faxes about the photo.

"A few of the people are really ugly," he told the paper. "I just want it to go away, to tell you the truth."

His son told KHOU.com that the family his hard working and has no ties to terror.

"We have nothing to do with terror at all," Jeff Oberholtzer said.

Fox News via the Libertarian Republican.

Islamists attack stores selling Christmas items

The Religion of Peace

Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Dozens of Islamic extremists in the Sukaharjo District have attacked three shopping centers in Solo, better known as Surakarta in Central Java, because they were selling and promoting items, clothing and events related to Christmas. 
The group has told the owners and managers of commercial activities, not to “force” Muslim employees to wear or use clothing or other items related to the Christian festivity in this high-season shopping period. After the province of Aceh, the only one in which Sharia law is implemented, a radical vision of faith is on the increase in other parts of Indonesia as well, as is the intention to introduce legislation or regulations relating to customs derived from Islamic law.
There are five local hard-line groups behind the raids which took place on the evening of 15 December against the Solo shops that exhibited items relating to Christmas. They are Surakarta’s Sharia Council (DSKS), The Islamic Warrior Group of Surakarta (LUIS),  Al Ishlah Brigade, the Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid and the Jemaah Ansarus Sharia. The Solo Paragon Lifestlye Mall, the Solo Grand Mall and the Luwes Shop in Kartasura were the targets of the “attention” of the promoters of the Islamic morals.
After bursting into the shops, they imposed a ban on the retailers prohibiting them to wear or display any Christmas item, even if for mere commercial reasons.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

1984 - Army spy blimp to hover over Maryland

Big Brother is Watching You

  • From the very people who brought you secret courts and the unconstitutional 1984 NSA spying.  Now permanent spy blimps will hover over American cities to "protect" the people.

(The Intercept)  -  In just a few days, the Army will launch the first of two massive blimps over Maryland, the last gasp of an 18-year-long $2.8-billion Army project intended to use giant airships to defend against cruise missiles.

And while the blimps may never stave off a barrage of enemy missiles, their ability to spot and track cars, trucks and boats hundreds of miles away is raising serious privacy concerns.

The project is called JLENS – or “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System.” And you couldn’t come up with a better metaphor for wildly inflated defense contracts, a ponderous Pentagon bureaucracy, and the U.S. surveillance leviathan all in one.

Built by the Raytheon Company, the JLENS blimps operate as a pair. One provides omnipresent high-resolution 360-degree radar coverage up to 340 miles in any direction; the other can focus on specific threats and provide targeting information.

Technically considered aerostats, since they are tethered to mooring stations, these lighter-than-air vehicles will hover at a height of 10,000 feet just off Interstate 95, about 45 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., and about 20 miles from Baltimore. That means they can watch what’s happening from North Carolina to Boston, or an area the size of Texas.

Utah City to Deploy Big Brother Blimps 

Extensive redactions in the hundreds of pages of contracting documents related to JLENS in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by EPIC leave the true scope of the project unclear.

One EPIC researcher poring through the documents found an alarming passage. The Army’s contract with Raytheon, it said, will be evaluated based on its “potential to grow to accommodate new and/or alternative missions.”

And it’s not just their ability to document what they see that’s so valuable; it’s the psychological effect. “If you put a camera in a sky over an area where you expect a lot of unrest, the area will calm down,” he says.

The ACLU’s Jay Stanley says the Army’s promises are not enough.

“I’m sure that the people who are giving us these assurances mean everything they say, but the nature of government programs and government agencies is that things tend to expand and privacy protections tend to shrink.”

What the program needs, according to Stanley, is oversight and it doesn’t have that now. “If we’re going to have massive blimps hovering over civilian areas, or within radar-shot of civilian areas, then we need some very ironclad checks and balances that will provide confidence that there’s no domestic surveillance going on,” Stanley says.

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“You had to live - did live, from habit that became instinct - in the assumption that evey sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every moment scrutinized.” 
George Orwell

Spanish Imam: 'Allah destroy the Jews'


The Religion of Peace™

Spanish prosecutors are investigating the actions of an imam from a town near Madrid who called for the destruction of Jews.

Salahuddin al Mussaoui of Azuqueca de Henares made the statement in a video that appeared August 25 on the YouTube channel of the Islamic Cultural Center of Azuqueca de Henares, but authorities only now have launched a probe, according to a report Sunday by the Europe Press news agency.

In the 30-minute video, which is titled ”Gaza triumphs despite Jewish world dominance,” Mussaoui is seen telling his congregation during a sermon, “Oh, Allah, most merciful, throw stones at them. Stone them. Leave none of them alive.” He also said, “Allah, destroy the Jewish occupiers.”

Mussaoui is suspected of inciting hatred and provoking violence, Europe Press reported.

The Islamic Cultural Center of Azuqueca de Henares apologized for the sermon in a statement released on October 19, saying the center “calls for respect and coexistence between religious communities.

(Times of Israel)

Islamists at War