Friday, August 17, 2007

Plundering the Pentagon

Million Dollar Screw


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Not the real screw or washer – just for effect


No, this is not another story on Russia’s “sex-cult.” It is a story on how some companies take advantage of the government. From contractors to welfare line addicts, some get this million over a life-time of not working, others get it by shipping priority during a time of war and the costs are immediately paid.

Pentagon Paid $998,798 to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers (Update3)

By Tony Capaccio

Bloomberg Article

Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) -- A small South Carolina parts supplier collected about $20.5 million over six years from the Pentagon for fraudulent shipping costs, including $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to an Army base in Texas, U.S. officials said.

The company also billed and was paid $455,009 to ship three machine screws costing $1.31 each to Marines in Habbaniyah, Iraq, and $293,451 to ship an 89-cent split washer to Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Pentagon records show.

The owners of C&D Distributors in Lexington, South Carolina -- twin sisters -- exploited a flaw in an automated Defense Department purchasing system: bills for shipping to combat areas or U.S. bases that were labeled ``priority'' were usually paid automatically, said Cynthia Stroot, a Pentagon investigator.

C&D and two of its officials were barred in December from receiving federal contracts. Today, a federal judge in Columbia, South Carolina, accepted the guilty plea of the company and one sister, Charlene Corley, to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to launder money, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald said. ….

…``C&D was a rogue contractor,'' Stroot said. While other questionable billing has been uncovered, nothing came close to C&D's, she said. The next-highest billing for questionable costs totaled $2 million, she said.

Stroot said the Pentagon hopes to recoup most of the $20.5 million by auctioning homes, beach property, jewelry and ``high- end automobiles'' that the sisters spent the money on.

``They took a lot of vacations,'' she said.


Chavez for Life!

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I am posting this here because my compatriot in “the pit,” the area I work in, is from Venezuela. This is an import from Little Green Footballs, I wanted to give my friend a chance to see the news because he is usually too busy either complaining or cooking (ha, ha).

Now that he can use the new Constitution to charge any opposition to his leadership role as opposing the “constitution,” the killings and disappearances can begin. And all those Hollywood starlight’s that went to Hugo Chaves’ side for photo and ideology opportunities will be hiding their faces… and their beliefs about Marxism. At least for a while.

Chavez: President for Life

Aug 17, 2007

Daily Telegraph - UK

Several times when I’ve referred to Hugo Chavez as a “dictator,” I’ve received indignant emails from Chavez supporters protesting that he was democratically elected and shouldn’t be labeled that way.

Well, I hope the Venezuelans who voted for Chavez enjoyed that election, because it’s the last one they’ll have for a long time: Hugo Chavez to make himself president for life.

The Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez has anointed himself president for life by proposing sweeping changes to the country’s constitution.

Setting out his plans for completing his socialist revolution in the oil-rich Latin American nation, he proposing radical constitutional reform which has at its centre indefinite re-election for himself.

In a rambling televised speech reminiscent of his close ally and friend Fidel Castro, Mr Chavez told the national assembly of 33 changes he plans to make to the constitution he introduced in 1999 which will cement his grip on power.


Media's Bias On Display

More Media Bias

The left leaning media showing its true colors in a few stories that “leak” out of the newsrooms. I am sure that this was much more common of an occurrence than we know. I want to play a game with you, can you match – before you watch the video – which action went with which event. I bet you can:

a) Booing

b) Clapping

With

1) Carl Rove stepping down

2) President Bush’s State of the Union speech

I can almost see the speeches by Clinton, these people sitting in front of their monitors almost drooling in anticipation for their “old messiah,” I say old because Obama is their new messiah, to speak. At any rate, here is the Joe video:


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Evolution or Jail!

Be Taught Evolution or go to Prison!

Canadian Government threatening to take kids away from parents to make sure evolution is taught to them. This happened before, when the Communists took over in China and Russia, people were deprogrammed by mandatory “Darwin” classes. Evolution became the new metaphysical teaching in place of the church. Canada is headed the same way.

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Christians would rather move than hear evolution
'They have to obey the law in educating their kids,' official says

Fifteen Christian families from a tiny community of only about 1,300 people are making plans to leave their homes and work behind so that their children will not be forced by the Canadian government to attend "sanctioned" schools where evolution is taught….

"It's kind of sad because we enjoy the community, we have friends and we have good rapport with our neighbors," said Ronald Goossen, 56, who in the 1990s was among the first Mennonites from Manitoba to move to Roxton Falls, about 75 mile east of Montreal.

"But when they threaten to take our children and put them in foster homes, that's beyond what we can accept," he said. …

The Mennonites, whose forefathers broke away from the reforms of Martin Luther because they were not radical enough and adopted several distinctive practices including adult baptism, established their own school in the community a few years after they arrived. Last year eight children were enrolled in grades 1-7, and this year 11 students were expected.

Children are taught reading, writing, math, science, geography, social sciences and music, as well as English and French.

But they didn't use the government-mandated curriculum that includes the teachings of evolution, and other subjects to which parents objected. So authorities warned the parents they would face legal proceedings if their children were not enrolled in "sanctioned" schools this fall.

Goossen said the 30 parents and children in families who would be endangered will move immediately; the rest of the group will follow shortly later.

Threats from Within!

Why Deal With the Border?
Listen

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May Day (yes, the Communist "May-Day") Immigration March

The videos that follow, not the cartoon from Glenn Beck, detail a mixture of Marxist ideology with an almost indigenous religious aspect... the Aztec religion. The first video makes a connection between the train derailment and the charter school and the religious views it teaches and the political philosophy it believes. Very interesting. I have said it before and will say it again, "religion and the response to it impacts almost everything we do." Know this, political views and even atheism can be held religiously. The West is dealing with lots of issues right now, and we need a generation to deal with them using calm heads and good enforcement of the laws.











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No Borders? Come on


No immigration march would be complete without the #1 Terrorist effigy


Yup, the "red star"


The commie passing out immigration tracks



Posters of Che Guevara, the communist murderer who set up gulags, killed homosexuals, priests, journalists, engineers, and the like... except for the New York Times journalists who loved him. Also take note of the yellow signs from "Answercoalition.org" they are a socialist/Marxist .org




You can barely read it... but "workers" and "revolution" are all you need to know


Again, why not smear the Pres while your at it



A sea of Marxist Ideology




"Free" and "Socialist" seem like oxymorons... at least to those that know history.



Books for sale... nope... I don't see "Animal Farm" or "Watership Down"



Wow! A Five color cover, that cost a bit extra.
What does Oaxaca, a beautiful place, have to do with Marxism? Click here to see.





Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Funny Quote... but oh so true

Quote of the Day!

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Yes, the postmodern reality stylists are working their butts off trying to convince us TV-addled cattle of two primary things: 1) violent jihad is not based on the Koran and 2) All conservative Christians are theocrats ready to burn Sully Erna at the stake, stone Jay Alexander in a nearby gravel pit and governmentally ramrod Christianity down everyone’s pie hole.

From: Christianity Sucks, Islam is Awesome



Disney! Our First Line of Defense

Disney, Nazism, and Islam (otherwise known as Islamo-Fascism)



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If you are at all interested in history, and wish to see why some people, like myself, think we are in a war for the survival of the West (which Democrats seem to think we are not), then you must take some time and watch the following videos.

The Walt Disney cartoon should be viewed with the videos that follow it. The first video, the Disney cartoon, incorporates what Hitler taught in his book, Mein Kampf:

“The stronger must dominate and not mate with the weaker, which would signify the sacrifice of its own higher nature. Only the born weakling can look upon this principle as cruel, and if he does so it is merely because he is of a feebler nature and narrower mind; for if such a law [natural selection] did not direct the process of evolution then the higher development of organic life would not be conceivable at all…. If Nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with the stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one; because in such a case all her efforts, throughout hundreds of thousands of years, to establish an evolutionary higher stage of being, may thus be rendered futile.”

(Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, translator/annotator, James Murphy (New York: Hurst and Blackett, 1942), pp. 161-162.)

Disney’s Cartoon of Nazi Brainwashing

A TV Production on the Connections between Hitler and the Middle-East

A CNN Special Coverage of the Documentary "Obsession"

Part 6 of the Documentary “Obsession” (audio is off its mark... sorry)

Part 7 of the Documentary “Obsession”

Young Martyrs

The Religion of Peace…

Or is it “Pieces?”


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What I have here is a few clips of the teaching of children to die in martyrdom acts for Allah. For those who do not think we are in a war… you will be in a few years after this “Hitler Youth” of the Middle-East grows up. Changing the hearts and minds of these people should be our main priority. If we cannot, they will come to America or to the only democracy in the Middle-East (Israel), and attack us/them.

The question to this three-year-old is who called the Jews Apes and Pigs. The answer, Allah, in the Koran.

This next video I want you to pay attention to the interviewers question. He asks what is better, to die a martyr or to have a country and rights for Palestinians.

Crazy People We Are Fighting.

Media Distortions

Propaganda 101

Hot Air - props

I love that the media distorts this stuff like a fifth-grader. But they give article time to anti-americans, because the media is generally anti-American, or anti-military.

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Now read the caption:

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An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.(AFP/Wissam al-Okaili)

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The only way those two bullets hit anything is if someone threw them or launched them from a slingshot. They’re still pristine, still in their shells. And whoever wrote the caption obviously doesn’t know enough about firearms to know that. Either that, or as the tipster who sent this to me says, they’re actively helping create negative media stories against the US.

Wiggin Out!

Fools for Wine
What Were the Other People Thinking?

When I introduced my friends to some good wines and got them hooked, I should have realized they would take their own flare to wine tours. So here is their own "flare" from their trip to the Paso Robles area:

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This is also a good place to re-introduce a conversation I had with an acquaintance. She had let the wine loosen up conversation and she started in on her dislike of the Christian faith, not realizing that what she was saying was easily dealt with and was a commentary more on her innate fear of anything outside her reality.

Defending the Faith Over a Syrah, which I suppose is the best way to defend the faith. Enjoy


Just a word of caution boys... "Please Don't Eat the Daisies," er, I mean "grapes," sometimes they "bite" back:






Russian's "At 'It'" Again (Literally)

Sex for the Motherland

Is Putin Joseph Smith Jr, the VI?


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Another political sex-cult link I found at Drudge, if you remember, I commented a bit on the previous article on this topic, which is a real topic – that is, the low birth-rate of Western countries. My previous comment is entitled From Russia with Love, and deals with the scary notion that while the problem of low birth rates is an actual concern, how Putin deals with this will determine the true “fear factor” involved (another “Hitler Youth?”).


At any rate, the Denver Post is commenting on Russia’s “plan of attack,” a plan – mind you – that most men will dutifully volunteer for I am sure. Enjoy.

Russians get day off to procreate, then win prizes

By The Denver Post

08/15/2007



Moscow - A Russian region of Ulyanovsk has found a novel way to fight the nation's birth-rate crisis: It has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third year running is giving couples time off from work to procreate.

The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia's national day. Couples who "give birth to a patriot" during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.

Ulyanovsk, about 550 miles east of Moscow, has held similar contests since 2005. Since then, the number of competitors, and the number of babies born to them, has been on the rise.

Russia, with one-seventh of Earth's land surface, has just 141.4 million citizens, making it one of the most sparsely settled countries in the world. With a low birth rate and a high death rate, the population has been shrinking since the early 1990s.

In his state-of-the-nation address last year, President Vladimir Putin called the demographic crisis the most acute problem facing Russia and announced a broad effort to boost Russia's birth rate, including cash incentives to families that have more than one child.

Ulyanovsk Gov. Sergei Morozov has added an element of fun to the national campaign.

The 2007 grand prize went to Irina and Andrei Kartuzov, who received a UAZ-Patriot, a sport utility vehicle. Other contestants won video cameras, TVs, refrigerators and washing machines.

The New Republic Magazine -- Caught AGAIN -- Lying

The New Republic Eating Their Words

As well as all those who supported their article!


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First off, I want to thank Little Green Footballs for the link to this story. It was a pleasure to read through.


If you do not know the story, I will give you a quick synopsis. A Left leaning publication, The New Republic, which has stepped away from their past of being an anti-communist Democratic outlet to its modern day socialist supporting “blogger” style printing, has printed a few stories from a military person who insists that many atrocities have taken place on his watch. The New Republic ran three stories backing the accusations of this soldier… without checking them out. The reason they didn’t check it out? The soldier was married to a staffer, so they just considered it a good source… without revealing this fact of marriage of course. Talk about conflict of interst!


At any rate, the guys over at the Weekly Standard, the exact opposite of the New Republic (but they check their sources out), did some digging and found many inaccuracies. So it was a “publish war,” and the facts prevailed. So below is a link to the many people who came out initially to support the Beauchamp story in the New Republic, and in the course of this defense they stuck their “feet in their mouths,” happily so for us poli-sci elite.


Enjoy the link, it is worth reading. Also, I am linking this site in my “blog row” section for further perusing.

Shield of Achilles – Beauchamp Controversy: Many Foots in Mouths

For those who do not like reading… that’s a few of you (mainly my friends), here are some video clips to watch:


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Iceberg Calving

Up Late Studying...
took a break and found this





If They Only Had Surfboards!

PBS Goes "Gulag"

Che Guevara Bringing in the Big Bucks at PBS!

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Over the weekend Chicago's local PBS affiliate aired a segment of a DVD box set that is being distributed by PBS called The British Beat. The DVD is a retrospective of the British Invasion and features Animals lead singer Eric Burdon donning a giant Che Guevara button down shirt at a 2005 concert where he stumps for PBS on stage. Note that this is a 4 disc box set and PBS could have chosen any number of segments to air for their pledge drive…..

In 2004, Che Guevara was presented at the Sundance Film Festival as a symbol of freedom when the witless attendees gave a standing ovation to Walter Salles' portrayal of a young Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries. The movie was propped up with much critical acclaim among pro-Castro segments of Hollywood along with film critics in the mainstream media who gave the movie high marks.

But the film was also met with criticism by those who noted that Guevara was responsible for creating Cuba's gulag style labor camps that routinely led to the torturous death of political dissidents, homosexuals and anyone that was branded an enemy of the "revolution". Historians noted that Che enjoyed presiding over summary executions at the La Cabaƒa fortress in Havana many of which Che administered himself with a signature bullet to the back of the neck. Rather than celebrate Ernesto "Che" Guevara as a man of the people, critics claimed that a more apt depiction should place him in history next to the likes of Pol Pot…. ….

Terry Trippany

NASA's Fudge Factor


Einstein Got His Math Wrong... So Did NASA


NASA got caught doing their math wrong. They had to admit that 1998 was not the hottest year ever in the short time temperatures were being taken. I can almost hear the collective sigh of disgust as some wind was taken out of the global warmer’s sails.



The Star

Red faces at NASA over climate-change blunder

TheStar.com - sciencetech - Red faces at NASA over climate-change blunder

Agency roasted after Toronto blogger spots `hot years' data fumble

August 14, 2007

DANIEL DALE

In the United States, the calendar year 1998 ranked as the hottest of them all – until someone checked the math.

After a Toronto skeptic tipped NASA this month to one flaw in its climate calculations, the U.S. agency ordered a full data review.

Days later, it put out a revised list of all-time hottest years. The Dust Bowl year of 1934 now ranks as hottest ever in the U.S. – not 1998.

More significantly, the agency reduced the mean U.S. "temperature anomalies" for the years 2000 to 2006 by 0.15 degrees Celsius.

NASA officials have dismissed the changes as trivial. Even the Canadian who spotted the original flaw says the revisions are "not necessarily material to climate policy."

But the revisions have been seized on by conservative Americans, including firebrand radio host Rush Limbaugh, as evidence that climate change science is unsound.

Said Limbaugh last Thursday: "What do we have here? We have proof of man-made global warming. The man-made global warming is inside NASA ... is in the scientific community with false data."

However Stephen McIntyre, who set off the uproar, described his finding as a "a micro-change. But it was kind of fun."

A former mining executive who runs the blog ClimateAudit.org, McIntyre, 59, earned attention in 2003 when he put out data challenging the so-called "hockey stick" graph depicting a spike in global temperatures.

This time, he sifted NASA's use of temperature anomalies, which measure how much warmer or colder a place is at a given time compared with its 30-year average.

Puzzled by a bizarre "jump" in the U.S. anomalies from 1999 to 2000, McIntyre discovered the data after 1999 wasn't being fractionally adjusted to allow for the times of day that readings were taken or the locations of the monitoring stations.

McIntyre emailed his finding to NASA's Goddard Institute, triggering the data review.

"They moved pretty fast on this," McIntyre said. "There must have been some long faces."

Tommie Guns, Swing Dancin', and Global Warming

1922 Global Warming Woes




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It has been a while for a Global Warming story worth printing. I found this one very amusing. It comes from the 1922 New York Times and is one of the many reasons that some countries are ditching their “global warming” initiatives.

Enjoy



Washington Times

Inside the Beltway

John McCaslin

August 14, 2007

Before Gore

D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt."

The 1922 article, obtained by Inside the Beltway, goes on to mention "great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones," and "at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared."

"This was one of several such articles I have found at the Library of Congress for the 1920s and 1930s," says Mr. Lockwood. "I had read of the just-released NASA estimates, that four of the 10 hottest years in the U.S. were actually in the 1930s, with 1934 the hottest of all."

Worth pondering

Reacting yesterday to word that certain European governments and officials are suddenly trying to abandon their costly "global warming" policies, Royal Astronomical Society fellow Benny Peiser, of the science faculty at Liverpool John Moores University in Great Britain, recalls the teachings of Marcus Aurelius: "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

Monday, August 13, 2007

Ignaz Schuppanzigh is Pissed! Mozart Too...

Hip-Hop Violin
I am sure this routine will be an interlude at the Hollywood Bowl soon.



Loosing Homes...

Jim Cramer Meltdown

A promise to a friend to show this

Actual Meltdown

HoooraH!

Lyrical Marine

Hot Air - props

Believe in Evolution or Get Out!

CNN on the Straw Poll… Ham is More Professional

Also, You Must be an Evolutionist to be Regarded as Serious by the Democrats

…i.e., religious people need not apply


Hot Air - props

Atheist, Secular DOGMA from the Left.


Daily Kos Gets KO'd

Ford Jr. versus Daily Kos’s Anti-Semitism

Minute Men CNN Story

CNN Short Story on Minute Men

I thought this was a good little story as it showed the racist tendencies from the opposition, which is far greater than even presented here.






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