Saturday, October 26, 2013

Securing America from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Technical and Policy ...

Remember, the sun doesn't have a political agenda and cannot be persuaded to wait a few days.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: The Cookie Cutter Curriculum

Political Islam // Articles // When The Jihad Comes, Whose Side Will You Be On?

"Why don’t Muslims denounce the terrorists?
Islam is harsh on ‘hypocrites’ (munafiqoon in Arabic). Munafiqs are ‘moderate Muslims’. They give only lip service to Islam. Mohammed wanted to burn the munafiqs to death in their homes for not participating in prayers or jihad.
Nonetheless, participate or not, they must not hinder jihad by thought, word or deed. Islam’s ‘munafiqs’ sit back and look the other way, while jihadists fight the Kafirs and subdue them. When a munafiq helps Kafirs during jihad, he becomes a traitor to Islam; he is considered to be a Kafir at war with Islam, so jihadists may kill him too.
When jihad comes, a munafiq is not neutral. He is on the side of jihad, rather than on the side of Kafirs. A munafiq is silent when the jihadists knock on their non-Muslim neighbor’s door. The reason for this silence is in the Koran (28.86) ‘never be a supporter of the disbelievers’ "
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Untimely Blizzard Devastates Ranchers - MSM AWOL

Update: An update on the aftermath of the storm has been penned here and you may contribute to the clean-up/relief efforts at: . If you are a T-shirt kind of a person, A T-shirt has been created with proceeds to go to the aid of the ranchers here.

 Our nation's cattle ranchers have suffered a serious blow - one that will undoubtedly have economic repercussions and yet there is no word in the national MSM news. Well here is some coverage by non-national sources and individuals who care and are asking for our prayers.

From Dawnwink on Wordpress, a woman whose parents live and ranch where the storm hit hardest:
"I searched the national news for more information. Nothing. Not a single report on any of major news sources that I found. Not CNN, not the NY Times, not MSNBC. I thought, Well, it is early and the state remains without power and encased in snow, perhaps tomorrow. So I checked again the next day. Nothing. It has now been four days and no national news coverage.

Meanwhile, ranchers on the plains have been dealt a crippling blow the likes that has not been experienced in living memory. The Rapid City Journal continues, ”Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, said most ranchers she had spoken to were reporting that 20 to 50 percent of their herds had been killed. While South Dakota ranchers are no strangers to blizzards, what made Friday’s storm so damaging was how early it arrived in the season. Christen said cattle hadn’t yet grown their winter coats to insulate them from freezing wind and snow. In addition, Christen said, during the cold months, ranchers tend to move their cattle to pastures that have more trees and gullies to protect them from storms. Because Friday’s storm arrived so early in the year, most ranchers were still grazing their herds on summer pasture, which tend to be more exposed and located farther away from ranch homes.”

In addition to the financial loss, when a rancher loses an animal, it is a loss of years, decades, and often generations within families, of building the genetics of a herd. Each rancher’s herd is as individual and unique as a fingerprint. It is not a simple as going out to buy another cow. Each cow in a herd is the result of years of careful breeding, in the hopes of creating a herd reflective of market desirability, as well as professional tastes of the rancher. Cattle deaths of this magnitude for ranchers is the equivalent of an investment banker’s entire portfolio suddenly gone. In an instant, the decades of investment forever disappear.  It is to start over again, to rebuild, over years and years."

Look here to see the rest of this report on wordpress.

The author asks for your prayers, but I'm sure you could contact local organizations and churches in the area and they would be able to guide you about how to help in a more physical way.

See more via local news reports here and here.
Unbelievably enough, some have taken to the comments sections in local reports as if it were an opportunity to upbraid America for "their meat addiction" and play politics. They should be ashamed of themselves.

" And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?
 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock.
 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses."~ Gen 30: 29-43

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I Will Not Comply

I Will Not Comply
Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply.

I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government.  I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a gigantic carbon footprint on our environment and the United States Constitution, a duty.

Non-compliance is my executive order, and that order reads in part that I do not recognize any government's claim on my action or inaction in the marketplace, nor upon any personal information I am unwilling to divulge."

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Friday, October 11, 2013

EMP Coalition in Atlanta

For more info on what an EMP pulse can do go to . Get your legislators, state and national on the hot seat and ask what they are doing to prepare for when this occurs.
I am sharing a press release from Senator Grothman because I thought it was a bit of good news for the state of WI and we can all use some positive political news right now.

"Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King

Madison: Today, Glenn Grothman enthusiastically supported Governor Walker’s proposal to hold down school property taxes. 

“Given what Wisconsin taxpayers are used to, one would not have believed it would be possible that property taxes on an average house will go down FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.

“As Wisconsin’s Economy continues to outperform expectations, and sales and income tax collections were greater than expected, the idea of having property taxes drop on an average house for the third year in a row is brilliant.  As someone who watched property taxes spiral out of control for decades, this will come as a welcome shock to Wisconsin taxpayers.

“It is important to remember that this is not some reckless short term gimmick.  The most recent addition to Wisconsin’s rainy day fund brings us to $280 million – this is five time more than the previous high of $57 million in 2007.  And remember, income taxes in the recently passed budget also fell by 4%.”

1) Property taxes on an average Wisconsin house are down for the third year in a row.
2) Income tax reduction of 4%.
3) Rainy day fund increased to five times the all-time high.

Congratulations Governor Walker and Wisconsin Legislature for multi-tasking at its best."
~Senator Glenn Grothman

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Grooming of America, Incremental Steps Towards Tyranny

The governmental shut down. Fodder for ridicule on both the left and the right. The shutting down of the national parks - a demonstration of the penurious and petty spirit in which the current administration has behaved since 2008. But what are the real consequences? Does this have a deeper and more disturbing consequence for America? If America were a family with this administration at the head, (As this administration and others for decades now would like us to believe)what would this current go-round be? There is a good argument to be made that it is an abusive parent grooming his/her children to accept more egregious abuses in the future.

It seems a joke- "Obama tries to close the ocean" - as if that could be done, he should take a lesson from King Canute. One might argue that Mr. obama may actually think he can control the oceans( remember this quote?: “Generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow….”), but he is mistaken and shame on us if we continue to allow him to think he has that kind of authority.

 Yes, it seems a joke, but all too quickly there appear other, more petty and more disturbing tales associated with the way this administration is handling this shut-down. A shut down that they could end in a moment, if only they would accept that the American people are rejecting the innocuously and horrifically inaccurately named patient protection and affordable care act.(Hereafter referred to as "deathcare") The American people are allowed, nay required, to reject legislation when it is as obviously harmful to our nation and as blatantly unconstitutional as this is. That is one of the jobs of the House of Representatives, to control the excesses of government through control of the purse strings. Many members of the current House were elected for the sole purpose of repealing the deathcare act. Should they ignore that commission from their constituents?

Tales of State Troopers not only shutting down Mt. Rushmore, but having been ordered to refuse to allow people to safely stop along the side of the roads from which it may be viewed. Tales of officials barricading access to the Grand canyon even though the state of Arizona has said they will take on the costs associated with running it. Tales of private businesses that operate in conjunction and on contract with the national park system being closed down - by orders from on high. Tales of privately owned and operated memorials and etc that are being closed down by federal order. And perhaps, most disturbingly, tales of elderly people being escorted off their own property by law enforcement because the homes they built on their own property happens to be in a national park and the park is closed.

It occurs to me that most national parks have set hours of operation. Are we to believe that these homeowners are not allowed to stay in their own homes overnight, because the parks are closed at night? Are we to believe that the concessions owners who have buildings(their own private property, mind you)  near national parks are not allowed to be open for business during the hours after the parks close for any stragglers who may come along?

There is a great deal of logic to having people like those homeowners and businesses on-site after hours in and near national parks. They provide a citizen security force just by the knowledge of their presence there. It is an arrangement that makes sense and costs the taxpayers nothing while building the character of America in a small way. While I am sure there are "laws" that could be quoted in these days when the Congress produces bills 1000's of pages long, which they pass without reading and whose regulatory burdens, in the case of the aforementioned deathcare act, are more than 8 times as long as the Bible, is it really lawful in America to throw people out of their own property just because the park is closed? When the closed or open status of the park has never been an issue

 Are we really to believe that charter boats would not be allowed to be in Biscayne Bay or the surrounding ocean because the "park is closed"? Does Biscayne Bay even have open and closed hours? Or do they just have hours when people can expect more assistance, should they have need of it than others?  What exactly would be the penalty there? Because I haven't heard of one instance where a charter boat was sunk  or seized and all on board arrested for being late getting in. In fact, Would the government, in saner times, have even considered that they had the authority to close down 1100 square miles of ocean without the excuse of some grave national emergency?  And even then, such a closure would depend upon the goodwill of the people to respect it.

What if these people had resisted? Would harmful or deadly force been used against them?  And what would have been the justification for doing so? "Just following orders"?  If this continues, it is almost inevitable that there will be an incident or incidents where someone is physically harmed or killed. What will be the excuse of the administration then? What will the officers involved in these acts tell themselves to justify their actions?

Once an individual has engaged in a behavior set that involves this kind of bullying, the tendency is for the behavior, if not confronted and corrected, to become worse over time. Especially when bullying behavior is encouraged and condoned. This is why America was designed for a people of strong character. Designed for a people who have the strength of character to stand up and say "I refuse to comply" when something is wrong. Designed for a nation of people who are able and willing to stand on their own and to do so, regardless of the consequences.

When this nation was formed, there were very few people who had jobs in the way that people today are employed. There were no Wal-Marts, no Lehman Brothers to employ thousands of people in one business. Nearly everyone had a business of their own. They either owned a business or they were apprenticed to someone who did and were going to become a business owner a soon as the apprenticeship was up. Owning and running a successful business takes a different mindset than does merely working for someone else. It teaches responsibility. It inspires freedom.  It requires the questioning of authority when authority oversteps its bounds.  This is the strength of character from which the founders of this nation pledged and gave their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

Law enforcement is being tested and they are failing. Where are all the sheriffs who swore to uphold the Constitution while this is going on? Why are men and women who swore to uphold the constitution allowing themselves to be made into the bullies and enforcers of this situation? This is not lawful-this is "just following orders". Oh, we have some of those personnel saying they hate it. Yes, they hate what they are doing, but they are not refusing. Yes, they might lose their jobs if they refuse, that's what the oath was about. Will they continue to just follow orders and do their jobs when it turns really nasty?  This is an incremental step in the grooming process, were someone about the business of turning America into a Nazi like state. A state where the government has the power of life and death *cough* deathcare *cough*  over the people.( But simply because those who fled communist/socialist nations to come here have been screaming about it from the rooftops is no reason to worry yet-right?)

This is the difference between being an entrepreneur and working for someone else. Do you see the freedom in being able to close your business when it no longer suits you to engage in it? Can you appreciate the difference in a government built by and watched over by entrepreneurs and one that knows it need only control the employers to control the people? We can help our law enforcement personnel by stepping up, as did Governor Walker in having the state of Wisconsin take over the running of the parks and thus relieving federally employed law enforcement from having to make that painful choice. Businesses could certainly do the same by offering employment to any officers who might lose their jobs over their refusal to comply with orders that require them to behave badly. Step up America. The government is not to be a parental figure, but rather a necessary evil to be watched and constrained. The government is to be viewed as our servant, an unruly child in the public perception to be guided and disciplined by an informed and participatory citizenry, not a parent  in its role. "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington

We still have the authority to control this extremely unruly child, this force, this fire, but only if we are ready to exercise that authority on an individual level. Are you willing to lose your job to preserve the freedom of this nation? That is the question being asked by this administration of law enforcement officers, park rangers and sundry. So far, the answer appears to be "no".

In committing this incremental step to "groom" our law enforcement officers to engage in petty bullying because they were ordered to do so, this administration is committing treason. It is waging war on America. It is, so far, not a war of weapons, but rather a philosophical war on the founding principles of this nation and her people. In many ways that is far more egregious than a war of weapons would be, because weaponry does not sap one's spirit or twist one's soul in the way that the psychological warfare does.

Call your state's governor and ask him/her to take over the national parks in your state. It can be done. The federal government was never intended to own any real estate besides D.C. anyway. We must reclaim our authority - if only to keep our law enforcement from having to make such choices alone. It will not be easy or convenient, but it will be a great deal better than doing nothing to stop the incremental assaults on our liberties. "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." - Thomas Paine

"Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."~ 1 Cor 10:12-13