Friday, June 18, 2010

Stimulus, Joe Says It's Working - So Is It?

It's a YouTube world lately. Here is an informed opinion on the economy. We can't all leave the country. (This thing won't embed correctly)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Obama "The Wise Years" - What Changed?

Could have saved himself some trouble.

The Good Old Days

I suppose I should say something. Wordless YouTube posts are not prescribed blogging protocol. But if you can't say something good ... you know the line.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

7 Reasons To Support Isreal

IPCC Insider Says Global Warning "Consensus" Faked

The IPCC consensus on climate change was phoney, says IPCC insider | Full Comment | National Post
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider. The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts,” he states in a paper for Progress in Physical Geography, co-authored with student Martin Mahony.

Comments: Will this impress the Progressives? No, because the "goal" was to help the earth. They judge by intentions not results or facts.

Cartoon of the Year

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pay PaL Backs Down - Atlas Still Shrugs

Atlas Shrugs
As many of you know, on Friday of last week, my paypal account was "restricted." After a recent review of my account they said, "it has been determined" that I was "currently in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime."


I posted it over the weekend and received over a thousand letters of support, hundreds of ccs of paypal account cancellations........ the people spoke. Love that.

And so today, about an hour ago, a very pleasant and rather deliberately clueless executive called me from paypal to say it was all a big misunderstanding and Atlas would be reinstated (and the subsequent restriction of SIOA and FDI removed also).

Not so fast, Leslie.

Comments: Read on for Atlas' defiant post. Good for her. Sign up for Gpal (what can it hurt).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Michael Heiser Launches Paranormal Studies Institute


IPPPS exists to expose students to academic research and methods for the study of subjects and phenomena considered outside the purview of mainstream science and experience.

pa/ra/nor/mal: adj: not scientifically explainable

pre/ter/nat/u/ral: adj: [1] existing outside of nature;
[2] exceeding what is natural or normal

pa/ra/psy/cho/lo/gi/cal: adj: pertaining to the investigation of evidence for extraordinary psychological phenomena

Comments: Michael Heiser, definitly not in kook territory, is launching a paranormal studies insititue. I will be visiting it in October.

No one could buy or sell unless he had the mark » Blog Archive » No, This Cannot Be Happening, But It Is, Right Before Our Eyes.
Dear Pamela Geller,

We appreciate the fact that you chose PayPal to send and receive payments for your transactions.

However, after a recent review of your account, it has been determined that you are currently in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime.

Comments: AtlasShrugs gets banned from PayPal for "hate speech". I will need to live without PayPal I guess. This is creepy. Will this get worse? Gee, let me think.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Obama - That Big Heart

Barack Obama announces $400m aid package to Gaza and West Bank | World news | The Guardian
President Barack Obama said today the US would send $400m of aid to the Palestinian territories following 10 days of international focus on Gaza, which Israel has blockaded for more than three years.

Comments: Way to go Barry, that will fix it. I'm sure they were short of MONEY. That's it money was the problem. And you have plenty of it don't you Barry. While we are at it let's find Arafat's money he made off with before the old goat died (may he rest where he deserves) from the continuous stream of funds flowing in from the US. Then mention again their rich "brothers", oh, Islam is such a religion of compassion and peace.

A growing meme of incompetency ascribes itself to the Presidency. Never has incompetency found a more deserving home.

The Road to Armageddon

Link to the Article

The article contains standard "news" like Barack Obama is a Moslem, well color me pick what a surprise. Did he really fool anyone but the main stream news media (and 50+% of the voters). My guess is he is more agnostic with a strong serving of Islamic culture, along with pixie dust and unicorn gas, flowing through his veins. We already understand his blame evil America position. No reasonably informed person can deny it. His associations and actions shout it from the roof of the White House. If you need a little bush up on BO's Muslimishness here is a quick run down.

But this little number is interesting.

Arab Knesset talking about "Armageddon". That would be in the NEW TESTAMENT. I guess they will use anything to rile up their constituencies. Coming from Arabs I wouldn't take much stock in it. Right, "one billion Muslims attack". Call the Pentagon and hire that Muslim logistic expert. What is it with these Eastern people and their outrageous propaganda statements. Who can forget Baghdad Bob's "We will crush them" statement while American tanks bore down on the capital. I guess you would have to be of that culture to filter through the baloney. Or maybe they can't filter. We in the West are not all that good at filtering BS (remember the last election). I guess the politicians have us figured out. There is a sucker born every minute.

It does present a nice clean look, I must say.

Seems like I wrote this before so it's either deja vu or I'm very impressed with the point. - It just Works - Watch TV and Movies Online

Best yet TV online portal. Chrome is a good browser for it (I don't have to fool with Firefox Adblock). It is probably meant for media center functions but I hate hunting around if I want to watch something on the PC.

And wonder of wonders, the commercials have louder volume just like real TV - I would so miss that.

Picrap may be a good choice also.

A Chameleon Ideology

Few today will admit to being Communist but as with chameleons, look past or through the color changes and the same ugly little creature lurks beneath.

Boycott Israel - Support Jihad!

Helen Thomas the Harbinger

Chicago Boyz » Blog Archive » Helen Thomas the Harbinger
As the regional enemies of Israel have grown more and more brutal to everyone, even their own people, the western left has grown more and more hostile to Israel. They have to justify their support of the autocrats by increasingly smearing Israel. They can’t help themselves, because they act from self-centered emotion instead of dispassionate reason.

The left has created a trajectory for themselves that will quickly but inevitably lead all of them to voice the same views that forced Helen Thomas from public life. Indeed, we can assume that Thomas felt comfortable making those comments on tape because such beliefs are already widely accepted by her political circle. She didn’t consider them beyond the pale because she hears them all the time.

Thomas, then, is but the tip of the iceberg or, more aptly, the tip of the shark’s dorsal fin just breaking the surface of the water. Whatever metaphor we choose, she is a harbinger of how ugly things are going to get. She is the dark edge of the gathering storm.

It’s 1938, not 1945. Via AmericanDigest

Comments: We will not stop them and we will not defeat them. Maybe we can slow them down but the trajectory of mankind's demise has been programed by his sin and dark influences. God's intervention only delays the crashing and burning. Sorry to be so negative but this may be the last round and it will get ugly. Find a nice happy place for yourself and hunker down? Better to be out and about as salt and light? Biblically we are on a salt and light assignment. The book of Revelation has a phrase, "Even so come Lord Jesus" and I'm starting to identify with it. Lot was vexed in his soul while living amidst the evil of his day. Who of us today is not vexed in his soul.

Rabbis: Flotilla Clash Similar to Gog and Magog Prophecy

Rabbis: Flotilla Clash Similar to Gog and Magog Prophecy - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News
The Rabbinical Council of Judea and Samaria issued a statement Thursday in which it said that the results of the incident in which Israel intercepted a flotilla trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza seem like the Biblical description of "the beginning of the Gog and Magog process where the world is against us, but which ends with the third and final redemption."

The statement explained that while secular Zionism always wants Israel to be beloved by other nations, “the legitimacy of our people is not derived from the nations of the world and their poisonous traditions, rather from the Torah of Israel which teaches us that [Israel] 'is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations'" (Numbers 23:9). They emphasized that there is no reason to be alarmed by the world's condemnation as it is a predicted result of fear of Israel's success.

Comments: Interesting? Rabbinical reasoning similar to some Christians in America. The Christian right, like the Zionists, want to grab political power. The "faithful" predict persecution and understand the world will hate them. My Bible says it anyway. Patterns and parallels are a favorite tool of the Bible's author - would that be the Holy Spirit?

Here's another pattern I don't hear talked about. Jews were looking for a kick-butt political leader as Messiah when Jesus showed up. What good was a suffering servant under the oppression of the Romans. They missed Him. Some Christians today are looking for the Church to become a conquering hero. She will be a powerful, miracle working, demon casting bride of Christ without spot or wrinkle. The key words are will be. That church will take over in some way and rule the earth. Are they missing the suffering, servant church, still working miracles, casting out devils, and powerful in the way that Jesus (another suffering servant) was powerful. What is it with the bride of Christ becoming without spot or wrinkle? I thought we were cleansed and made new overcoming creatures by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony? Jesus made and makes the bride without spot or wrinkle through His perfect sacrifice. The bride has nothing to do but accept the proposal. Is someone missing the parallel point? Just say "yes".

Oh, and "they loved not their lives unto death". Sorry friends, a takeover is not imminent.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Another Interesting Drudge Page

Is Drudge pro Israel or is the Holy Spirit arranging Drudge's news points?

When Governments "Invent" It Means Tax

EDITORIAL: FTC dodges Drudge Tax questions - Washington Times

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) leaders are attempting to distance themselves from controversial proposals published in a May 24 working paper on "reinventing" the media. The report presents a suite of options through which government could step in and supposedly rescue journalism, most notably by imposing taxes. A fee could be levied on websites such as the Drudge Report that link to the best news of the day, or a tax could be imposed on consumer electronics such as iPads, laptops and Kindles. Funds collected would be redistributed to traditional media outlets. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz torpedoed the device tax in testimony Wednesday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, saying, "I think that's a terrible idea."

Comments: Notice how government "reinvents" with "taxes". This is the creative side of government. They put their collective minds together, meet and talk and plan and then, after high level discussions, come up with a new idea - taxes. What would we expect? If these yahoos were really talented and/or creative, would they be in government? Well, maybe but the government's only real access to funding is taxes (your money). It sustains their power, lines their pockets, feathers their beds and greases their wheels.

You might think that governments would view life like a business franchisor - the better the franchisee does the better the franchisor does. This must be a concept too deep and difficult for government to get its mind around. Don't kid yourself. Plenty a business franchisor is oblivious to this basic and universal law of the economic universe. Franchisors often attempt to float their boat on the backs of the franchisee. As is often pointed out, the franchisor then goes out of business. The government does not. It just keeps creating and reinventing - new taxes.

Compounding the problem, not everyone in government sees its business as a business. Like a scientist breaking down matter to the smallest elements and discovering the laws of physics appear not to apply at the quantum level, the pixie dust government believes as we go up the economic scale in largess to government levels, the laws of economics do not apply. Such is the case with our current Unicorn Administration and Congress. Oh, that it were only stupidity, but alas it is delusion and no amount of education or experience on earth can cure it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hawking Knows Everything (According To Hawking)

Stephen Hawking on Religion: 'Science Will Win' - ABC News
When Sawyer asked if there was a way to reconcile religion and science, Hawking said, "There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works."

Comments: Hawking thinks he knows everything his gigantic ego can grasp. Oh sure, there are some things he doesn't know about science - yet, but he knows science and he knows God - or the absence of God (the Gospel according to Hawking). What if I came up to you and explained everything about your Dad, without ever meeting your Dad. You may call me many things but "right" is not one of them. I know God and I know a little science. Hawking knows nothing about God and a lot about science. Would I be so far wrong to think I am more qualified to speak about the relationship of science to God than Hawking? But hey, we will have to wait for the proof of it all. If he is right, then neither of us have a thing to worry about. If I am right, he is in deep weeds.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Why Does Obama's FTC Want To Save Failing Newspapers?

74% Oppose Taxing Internet News Sites To Help Newspapers - Rasmussen Reports™
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering several ways to help the struggling newspaper industry, but Americans strongly reject several proposed taxes to keep privately-owned newspapers going.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 84% oppose a three percent (3%) tax on monthly cell phone bills to help newspapers and traditional journalism.

Similarly, 76% oppose a proposed five percent tax on the purchase of consumer electronic items such as computers, iPads and Kindles to help support newspapers and traditional journalism. Seventy-four percent (74%) oppose the proposal to tax web sites like the Drudge Report to help the newspapers they draw their headlines from.

Comments: Do we really need to ask why progressive activists want to save progressive media? And then there is the "It's a tax stupid". Any way to redistribute is a good day in Progressive Land.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flotilla Choir presents: We Con the World

Oh those tricky Muslims, the video was pulled but I found it again.

Tea Party Surprise

No one expected what they got. I learned a new thing as well.

Newsweek, Christians and the Apocalypse - Lisa Miller Version

Some Say BP's Oil Spill Heralds the Apocalypse - Newsweek
But there’s a problem. In the place where American religion and politics intersect, signs of the end times have traditionally been interpreted by members of the right as punishment for ungodly behavior by those on the left. And because the values of the religious right have mirrored those of the Republican Party—at least before the last presidential election—the "good guys" in the cosmic battle have tended to look like Republicans on the far-right fringe and the “bad guys” like liberal Democrats. Thus Hurricane Katrina was brought down upon New Orleans because it was, in the words of Christian minister John Hagee, a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah: the city had a gay-pride march planned for the day the storm struck.

Who is Lisa Miller and is she a Christian? The author knows some things about the subject but the above quote shows an obvious whole in her knowledge. First of all their is no monolithic Christian Fundamentalist body. Especially on eschatology their time lines are scattered. But one thing of which I am quite sure. They believe that judgments from God affect the righteous. Fundamentalist are by nature big on judgment. They are also big on the Old Testament. The times Israel was judged both good and bad suffered. Was not Daniel taken into captivity, for instance. I have been in or around Christianity of many flavors and kinds all my life. Never have I heard that when and if God's judgment is poured out on America, the Christians will go on living the life of Riley. An often quoted phrase is, "Judgment begins with the house of God". Write about any subject you wish lady but expect people to recognize your short comings when you are truly uninformed.

Use common sense. Fundamental Christians struggle hard to have the society operate as they believe is pleasing to God. One reason is to avoid judgment. They explain it that way and keep no secret of it. Billy Graham reportedly once said, "If God does not Judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah". Who knows if he said it but the statement is in keeping with the attitudes of Christian Fundamentalist. Christians do believe that God can preserve his people through all trials. Be that as it may, trials and tribulation are still trials and tribulation. Christians believe they benefit from these trials and the Bible says as much, but few are lining up for the lessons. Then Ms. Miller goes on to quote the Christian fisherman believing the Bible tells him they will go through hardships. And she can not see her own faulty "christian" reasoning. So what is it? Does God's judgment only fall on Democrats or everybody? Make up your mind. She naturally points out these are "fringe" Christians. Listen up baby ... the born again contingency world wide believes more in line with your "fringe" Christians. Most of us have no idea what that oil spill is all about but we do notice it. And with everything else that is happening in the world our Christian ears are listening and we are looking up.

The Escape factor for Christians arrives on the scene for those who believe that Jesus Christ will "rapture" or supernaturally remove the Church from the earth before the final judgments. Christians disagree as to when on the escatological time line this will happen. Some don't believe in it at all but those may be more of the institutional or social Christian flavor. Gee, did I offend anyone? Even some of those are "saved". Opps, I did it again.

So what is Ms. Miller's agenda? Let's look.
Yet through a biblical lens, it’s hard to see the oil spill as anything but God’s punishment for greed and a disrespect of Creation—and both of those sins fall mostly on the shoulders of the Republicans, who have been aggressively lobbying for more offshore drilling, without, obviously, ensuring that appropriate safeguards are in place. (Remember “Drill, baby, drill”? According to, Republicans in the last decade have far outstripped Democrats in donations from big oil, sometimes by a factor of four.) So the question for biblical literalists becomes one of political alliances. Does God wreak apocalyptic wrath on members of one’s own party—or only on the opposition?
Now I get it. Ms Miller is preaching the Gospel according to Ted Turner (aka Mouth from the South). She is a Gaia worshiper, Mother earth and all that. I wonder if she caries crystals to keep her energies in tune with the Universe. Ms. Miller may be better suited to writing articles on New Age ... Hey, the U.N. would eat them up.

I'll bet it took every inch of Ms. Miller's strength to not mention Sarah Palin and I suppose she feels ultimate stealth by not doing so. But she just had to use, “Drill, baby, drill”. Oh, she just couldn't help herself.

Lisa Miller is NEWSWEEK's religion editor - go figure. And what religion is that?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Further Understanding of Gaza Blockade Flurry

Liberal media can always be counted upon to "report" a Hamas/Hezbollah slant.

I'm Not Looking Forward To It - But It May Come To This

Build a Simple Off-Grid Laundry Machine

While I'm not about to trade in my high-efficiency washer and dryer for a manual off-grid laundry machine, this simple design is perfect for building a cheap and effective washer for campgrounds, cabins, and other remote locations.

There is a lot of off-grid talk these days. If those lunatics in Washington keep up the current pace we may all have serious life changes. (Don't throw those old copies of Mother Earth News) So now we have clothes washing covered at least.

Gog and Magog

Is flotilla battle signaling start of 'Gog and Magog'?

A council of rabbis in Israel says their nation's conflict with Turkey over a flotilla of "aid" ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip controlled by the terrorist Hamas organization just may be the beginning of the "Gog and Magog process where the world is against us, but which ends with the third and final redemption."

The announcement comes today from the Rabbinical Council of Judea and Samaria, whose statement was reported by Israel National News.

WND columnist Greg Laurie just months ago explained the biblical reference to Gog and Magog, in the book of Ezekiel, as a prophecy that a "large force," will attack Israel from the north.

Gee Paul, saying the word "library" makes you sound so smart

Let's look at dear Paul's educational history from Wikipedia: "McCartney later took his A-level exams, but passed only one subject—Art." And yes, President Bush has a degree from Yale. So Paul is impressing the same few folks he always impresses, those who don't know better. I would stick to writing songs because you definitely can't sing and speaking provides a bleak outlook for your future.

As someone said, at least Bush was smart enough to not marry some gold digger who would take him for 48.7 mil. Sure, you must be able to do something to earn so much, possibly luck early on played a part (timing is everything), or maybe you are supported by Lucifer (the most likely scenario). But I am not, was not and never will be impressed by you. Now that smart woman who took you for 48.7 mil, that's a different story.

Oh, look, let's hope he is waving good bye.

Be sure to check out Paul's extensive drug use on his Wikipedia page, an inspiration to us all.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jews - "Get Out Of Israel and Go Back Where You Came From"

Can you imagine such a deteriorating relationship between Israel and the United States under a Republican administration? And yet Jewish voters eat up the Democratic party. It is difficult not to say "good, they get what they deserve". But the people in danger are not the complacent and apparently out of touch and comfortable Jews voting in America. Yet, sadly there are socialist Jews aplenty in Israel. But they don't deserve the treatment they are receiving from this current bunch in the U.S. administration. Maybe my Egyptian friend is correct and Israel is so strong they have nothing to worry about. I am not convinced.

But I say keep Helen Thomas around. She is likely speaking for the administration with a clarity they would be unwilling to indulge. Ms. Thomas is speaking for someone and it is far broader than one cranky old woman.

On a side note this reminds me of the Red Fox bit when he was told to go back where he came from. And he replied, "You want me to move to Detroit?"

Perhaps We Should Dust Off Our Pat Buchanan for President Buttons

Mexico opens California office to provide ID for illegals | Washington Examiner
The Mexican government is opening a satellite consular office on Catalina Island -- a small resort off the California coast with a history of drug smuggling and human trafficking -- to provide the island's illegal Mexican immigrants with identification cards, The Washington Examiner has learned.

Gaza Blockade - Any Reasonable Person Can See What Is Happening

Krauthammer: Those troublesome Jews
The world is outraged at Israel's blockade of Gaza. Turkey denounces its illegality, inhumanity, barbarity, etc. The usual U.N. suspects, Third World and European, join in. The Obama administration dithers.
This Story

But as Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes, the blockade is not just perfectly rational, it is perfectly legal. Gaza under Hamas is a self-declared enemy of Israel -- a declaration backed up by more than 4,000 rockets fired at Israeli civilian territory. Yet having pledged itself to unceasing belligerency, Hamas claims victimhood when Israel imposes a blockade to prevent Hamas from arming itself with still more rockets.

In World War II, with full international legality, the United States blockaded Germany and Japan. And during the October 1962 missile crisis, we blockaded ("quarantined") Cuba. Arms-bearing Russian ships headed to Cuba turned back because the Soviets knew that the U.S. Navy would either board them or sink them. Yet Israel is accused of international criminality for doing precisely what John Kennedy did: impose a naval blockade to prevent a hostile state from acquiring lethal weaponry.

Oh, but weren't the Gaza-bound ships on a mission of humanitarian relief? No. Otherwise they would have accepted Israel's offer to bring their supplies to an Israeli port, be inspected for military materiel and have the rest trucked by Israel into Gaza -- as every week 10,000 tons of food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies are sent by Israel to Gaza.

Read the whole article

H1N1 vs Conspiracy Buffs

Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers
European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond.

The WHO's response caused widespread, unnecessary fear and prompted countries around the world to waste millions of dollars, according to one report. At the same time, the Geneva-based arm of the United Nations relied on advice from experts with ties to drug makers in developing the guidelines it used to encourage countries to stockpile millions of doses of antiviral medications, according to the second report.

Comments: This is unlikely to be mainstream news anytime soon. But to conspiracy buffs, it is vindication. They were blowing the whistle on H1N1 hype all along. I say score one for the Buffs. Actually not only the Buff community was sounding the alarm. But no one in the "main stream" was listening. Why? Because "science" was speaking. Science was being bought off, more like it, or just not daring to stray from the stampeding herd.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

200 Years From Now - What Would They Think

Would they determine from this clip (in the time capsule) that Nancy Pelosi was a Christian Fundamentalist? Actually they would view her a a bumbling idiot. The phrase "don't try this at home" comes to mind. But how do Christians view her now?

Michelle Malkin has an opinion:
What Would Jesus Do? Vote Against Nancy Pelosi, For Starters

I tend to agree with Ms. Malkin but then again I only know Ms. Pelosi's political persona. True, I don't much like it. I guess Ms. Pelosi and I will just have to agree to disagree about at least some parts of Christianity. But I do agree we will all have to give an account. I wonder if she will convince the Catholics that abortion has God's approval? I'm a little shocked at hearing her even mention "the word". Is this more than political pandering to a specific group. Maybe we will know her by her "fruit" as "the word" says.

Palin Puts The Blockade In Perspective - Hard To Find Elsewhere

Palin Reacts to Flotilla Incident | The Weekly Standard
The media, as usual, seems to be reporting only one side of the Israeli Flotilla incident. Don't trust the mainstream media to give you both sides of a story fairly... you must seek out fair reporting to ensure you have all the information.


Israel delivers thousands of tons of humanitarian supplies every
week to Gaza.

Follow the above link.

Religion of Peace "Passengers" Welcoming Israeli Soldiers