The Coming End for the U.S. Dollar

Does the collapse of the U.S. dollar begin to speed up November 1? If it does, it could trigger an event worse than the current economic recession we find ourselves dealing with right now.

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board is scheduled to meet to decide on whether to include the yuan, also known as the renminbi, alongside the U.S. dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound their ‘Special Drawing Rights.’ SDR is a less ominous way of saying ‘world money.’

If this happens, the Central Banks around the world will begin to off load some of their dollars to “spread the risk,” and in the end, without the dollar as the world currency, our dollar begins to become worth no more than the paper it is printed on. In fact, it’s possible that a yuan reserve currency will trigger a transfer of $1 trillion into Chinese assets in less than two years.

Much of the money pouring into the yuan will result in sales of U.S. Treasuries – how most governments hold dollars. When foreign governments start to dump the $6 trillion they hold, U.S. dollars will flood the market and trigger massive inflation.

Furthermore, the race to dump the U.S dollar has already started – even before we get a yuan reserve currency. The IMF’s plan to dethrone the U.S. dollar is in fact part of a larger scheme to put the IMF in charge of the world’s monetary system.

When it happens, another block in the “fundamental transformation of the United States,” will be complete.

Spanish Energy Company Goes Busts on Eve of Climate Summit

As President Obama and his entourage, including California Governor Jerry Brown, jet off to Paris on Air Force One to attend the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference that begins November 30, a new sustainable energy scandal has erupted.

Unfortunately, the Progressive media will cover the administration’s ass rather than cover the story.

Spain’s Abengoa SA, which received $3 billion in administration sustainable energy loans and Export-Import Bank guarantees, announced that it has started bankruptcy proceeding and may soon default on its debt. The company has 607 independent subsidiaries, 17 associates, 28 joint businesses and 244 temporary joint ventures spread out over more than 50 countries.

The complicated legal structure of Abengoa SA means that if it defaults, the Obama Administration cannot look to any of the other subsidiaries to collect on the $3 billion of loans and guarantees. Under Spanish law, the preliminary creditor protection request granted Abengoa SA is a four-month leeway to suspend debt payments while it negotiates with its creditors.

NSA’s Data Collection Program Reaches Milestone

The National Security Agency has supposedly ended its data collection of Americans’ phone records over the weekend. In its place will be a so-called ‘new, scaled-back system’ that has been in development over the last few months.

Under the law, the NSA and other law enforcement agencies are prohibited from collecting telephone-calling records in bulk to sniff out suspicious activity, a practice that was allowed under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001. Analysts must now get a court order to ask telecommunications companies to enable monitoring of call records for specific people or groups for a period of up to six months.

The new program came about as a part of the USA Freedom Act, which Congress passed at the end of May.

Crime Catching Up With Reid

Davis County, Utah Attorney Troy Rawlings is investigating Nevada Senator Harry Reid in connection with a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general. Reid has denied wrongdoing since a businessman said in 2013 that a former Utah attorney general arranged a deal to pay the senator to get rid of a federal investigation into a software business.

Reid’s name came up as Rawlings looks into the actions of former Utah attorneys general John Shurtleff and John Swallow. The two were arrested after engaging in a scheme where they traded favors with businessmen in trouble with regulators during their combined 13 years running the state office.

Both Shurtleff and Swallow had dealings and received donations from indicted St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson in 2014. Court documents detail how Johnson sought Swallow’s help to ward off civil and criminal investigations into his company’s IWorks’ business interests.

Johnson went on to implicate Reid in two bribery schemes.

Other documents filed in 2014 lay out a series of email exchanges between Johnson, Swallow and the late Provo payday-loan magnate Richard Rawle. They show that Swallow was helping Johnson send funds through Rawle to a contact close to Reid in hopes of securing a meeting with the Senator.

Johnson claimed he needed Reid’s help to make a Federal Trade Commission case against him, disappear. The same documents show that Johnson sent Rawle $250,000, some of which allegedly went to Swallow.

Johnson recorded conversations between himself and Shurtleff which also include how a group of online poker business owners funneled $2 million to Reid in 2010 to get the Nevada Senator to introduce legislation legalizing online poker. Reid had promised Nevada’s gambling industry a federal law to legalize Internet poker by the end of 2012, calling it Nevada’s “most important issue” since the nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain was scuttled.

Swallow has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges and Shurtleff has pleaded not guilty to obstructing justice charges. Both have trials scheduled in 2016.

A Bunch of Bubble Headed Idiots

A new challenge is going viral on social media, called the Condom Challenge. It’s supposed to raises awareness for safe sex, but experts say the challenge doesn’t explaining the benefits of condoms to teens, and comes off as a silly stunt.

How it works: a person takes a condom, fills it up with water, and then has a partner drop it over the top of his or her head. It forms a bubble around the persons face for several seconds before popping.

It seems to me that this ‘challenge’ is more about getting 15-seconds of fame than it is about ‘safe sex,’ — which in of itself is an oxymoron.

The National Media are Racists

So a White cop kills a Black teen, high on PCP and waving around a knife, by shooting him 16 times. That is a news story – but it is being misused for the benefit of an agenda.

After all a Black student from Jackson State University is accused of going on a shooting spree and randomly selecting his targets in Jackson, Mississippi, but the Progressive media remains silent. Move along — nothing to see here — or is there?

Both of the targets Zebulum Lael James took aim at were white women, Suzanne Hogan and Kristy Lynn Mitchell. James went on the shooting rampage November 20, killing Hogan as she pumped gas and then Mitchell in the parking lot of a Logan’s Roadhouse.

It doesn’t make sense that a ‘poop swastika’ creates fake outrage on the campus of Mizzou and the media practically has an orgasm trying to cover the manufactured protests, the football and hunger strikes and the safe places, while the murder of two people rates not even on mention. Furthermore, if a ‘shit-stika’ can rate an investigation by the DOJ as a ‘hate crime,’ a double homicide should get the same treatment.

I’d like to know if he was affiliated with Black Lives Matter at Jackson State University.

Black Thug Kills White Teacher

Why the silence about such a brutal event? It’s hard to understand.

From the Daily Mail – “The student accused of murdering and raping his teacher was seen in surveillance footage rolling a recycling bin down a hallway and outside the school in court on Monday. Philip Chism, 16, sat quietly and emotionless while jurors watched video of him dragging the large blue recycling bin the prosecution claims contained the body of Colleen Ritzer, his math teacher at Danvers High School in Massachusetts.”

He is then seen returning to school with his pants covered in a dark red substance that appears to be blood. Fox Boston reports that jurors also saw footage of Chism walking into a nearby AMC movie theater that afternoon where a ticket for the film Gravity was purchased by someone on Ritzer’s credit card.

Chism, who was 14 at the time in October 2013, has admitted to killing his 24-year-old teacher, but is pleading not guilty on the grounds of insanity. Jurors also heard on Monday that Ritzer’s blood was found on a box cutter which was in Chism’s backpack as well as all the clothes he was seen wearing on the surveillance footage.”

Instead, we get to hear all about how a 17-year-old Black kid brandishing a knife and high on PCP, was gun down by a White Chicago cop. The media is quick to get on a news story like that fits their agenda which simply put claims “White people hate Black people and Black people can do no wrong.”

No word of condemnation yet from President Obama. And the Progressive media’s pretty fucking quiet too.

UPDATE: The Mysterious Winchester of Nevada

Remember the 133-year-old Winchester rifle found under a tree in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park in November 2014? The folks at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming have given it the once-over and are sharing some of their findings

The butt of the old Winchester was buried in 4 or 5 inches of dirt and debris from the tree, completely obscuring its metal butt plate and the lower portion of its stock. The gun was uncocked, its chamber and magazine empty, its metal rusted.

The rifle sat there, leaning against a juniper tree on a remote outcrop, since at least 1930, but it could have been left as far back as 1900.

An X-ray of the rifle discovered a cartridge tucked inside its stock where the cleaning rod is normally kept. The .44-40 caliber bullet in the rifle was removed and traced back to its long-gone manufacturer: Connecticut-based Union Metallic Cartridge Co.

The cartridge was made sometime between 1889 and 1911, before the Union Metallic Cartridge Co. merged with Remington in 1912.

The rifle was manufactured in February 1882 and shipped from Winchester’s factory in New Haven, Connecticut in June 1882. But the Winchester records did not reveal where the gun was shipped or what happened to it after that.

The DNC is Broke and in Debt

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is financially insolvent heading into the 2016 election year. Federal Election Commission records reveal the DNC reported a nearly million-dollar debt, marking the fourth month in a row that the DNC spent more money than it took in.

The DNC raised $4,456,789 in the month of October, according to its most recent filing. But the committee spent $5,254,928, for a net loss of $798,139.

That’s not quite as bad as September, when the party took in $4,296,011 but spent $5,504,823 for a net loss of more than $1.2 million. The DNC has only $4,703,185 in cash on hand against a $6,921,661 debt.

Keeping California’s Newsom Under the Gun

California Lt. Governor Gavin ‘Any Twosome’ Newsom wants to lead a fight against gun ownership — yet has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to surround himself with armed security.

When he was Mayor of San Francisco he spent upward of $72 million of the taxpayers money on personal protection. Then Newsom was elected to the position of Lt. Governor in 2010, assuming the office in 2011.

And the very next year, in July 2012, the Los Angles Times reported that the cost for providing security for Lt Governor Newsom was up nearly $30,000 above what it had been for his predecessor. According to the Times:

“The state spent $93,379 through May in the just-completed fiscal year on CHP protection for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who took office at the start of 2011. The amount is up from the $65,954 spent in the previous fiscal year, the first half protecting Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, and the second half protecting Newsom.”

Here’s the bottom line: Newsom does not think allowing average Americans to be armed for self-defense does any good. But he has no problem spending millions to surround himself with armed security as mayor and to increase expenditures for armed security by $30,000 once he became Lt. Governor.

A Brief History of Violent Islamic Jihadism

Al Hijra is happening now, along with violent Islamic jihadism. This is the current phase in which we find ourselves today.

We need leaders who are students of history and comprehend the various phases of Islam (or who are at least willing to admit to the facts.) First Mecca, Medina, Second Mecca and the global jihad.

Those who continue to drone on about the “peaceful” Islam must come to realize that period is what’s called the First Mecca phase and lasted from 610-622 AD. Upon Mohammad departing Mecca, in what’s referred to as Al Hijra for Medina, Islam took a violent turn — starting with the Nakhla raid, led by Mohammad, followed by approximately another 30 combat operations.

This ended with the taking of Mecca, second phase, in the 628 AD Battle of the Trenches. At Mohammad’s command, some 3,000 male members of the Banu Qurayza tribe were beheaded.

Then came the export of Islamic jihadism globally, initiated by Mohammad’s letter to Byzantine Emperor Heraclius offering three options — conversion, subjugation/submission or death.

It took a while, but Constantinople fell in 1453 AD. And if it hadn’t been for the Venetian fleet’s victory at the naval Battle of Lepanto in 1571 and the Germanic and Polish knights’ at the Gates of Vienna in 1683, Europe could look very different.

Even Thomas Jefferson realized after meeting with the Dey of Algiers in Paris that this is an enemy that can’t be appeased, and paying jizya is a version of subjugation. And some things haven’t changed as we still have people who say we don’t need to respond with strength and might, because that’ll just inflame the situation.

Hold Your Applause, Please

Instead of clapping, start snapping. It’s called ‘snapplause.’

No really. And it’s triggering women anxieties, sending them running for their safe spaces.

It began when Britain’s National Union of Students, who were holding a conference on women’s issues, when someone tweeted, “Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it’s triggering anxiety. Please be mindful!”

Now Amherst professor Ilan Stavans, who teaches Latin American and Latino culture, is backing up that claim, saying “Finger-snapping is done delicately, respectfully, democratically, always in the middle of an event, whereas hand-clapping, which is by definition louder and more disruptive, is invariably reserved for the end. Also, finger-snapping, when done this way, always lasts, in totto, only a few seconds and is generally repeated three times in a row.”

Can someone please explain why clapping is a trigger, because I don’t get it?

Going Off Half-cocked

New York Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez unveiled new legislation to curb gun violence, in which she cited a gun crime figure that shows she didn’t do all her homework. Velázquez’s announcement of the new bill, she featured a statistic about the number of guns stolen each year:

“Across the U.S., almost 600,000 guns are stolen each year from private homes. New York streets are often a destination for guns lost or stolen in states with more permissive gun laws.”

Velázquez’s figure is not backed up by the Bureau Justice Statistics which calculated approximately 232,500 stolen firearms per year, or one-third of Velázquez’s claim.

As this charade played out on Capital Hill, U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross sentenced Jalita Johnson to only a year of probation, 180 days of home confinement and 40 hours of community service for straw purchasing a firearm used in the murder of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco.

Johnson wrote on the purchase form that she was buying the gun for herself. She later admitted she was buying it on behalf of her boyfriend Marcus Wheeler, a convicted felon.

Police say Wheeler killed Officer Orozco on May 20 when he opened fire on officers trying to arrest him. Wheeler was killed when another officer returned fire.

President Obama appointed Ross to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in December 2013.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration also released thousands of violent felons, many with previous firearms charges to roam the streets. Oh, and don’t forget, the President is still considering executive action on gun control for legal gun owners.

And as we wait — Connecticut officials are urging owners of now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to relinquish them to the police or make them permanently inoperable. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a January 1 deadline, part of last year’s gun control law.

Finally, a 6-year-old in Ohio was suspended from school for three days, after using an imaginary weapon during recess. The boy was playing a game of Power Rangers during a school break when he pretended to shoot another student with an imaginary bow and arrow.

It seems that our society is being ‘fundamentally transformed’ using lies, lawlessness, over-regulation and a lack of imagination.

Busting the $15-an-hour Wage Myth

Fast-food workers recently protested in support of a federal $15-an-hour minimum wage. The main argument is that employees believe they are living below the poverty line, which suggests an inability to provide a family with food, clothing, and shelter.

First off, employment in the fast-food industry, unless upper management, should be an entry-position and not a permanent job. Secondly, over-taxation has a lot to do with how much money is left on the employees’ paycheck by the time he or she gets it.

In New York State, the sales tax rate is now 4-percent and as high as 8.875-percent in certain municipalities. Meanwhile, New York City’s income tax rate is 8.82-percent.

On the Left Coast, California adds a mandatory local rate of one-percent that increases the total state sales and use tax base to 7.5-percent and depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate maybe as high as 10-percent.

Unfortunately, the poverty line is jus’ an imaginary boundary established by government bureaucrats to rationalize their existence. The average poor person, as defined by the government, has a living standard far higher than you’d imagine.

The federal government claims that a family of four making less than $24,250 is below the poverty line. Breaking it down as one parent working, that’s $11.66 per hour, which actually is above the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Using New York’s tax rate, that $24,250 per year suffers a 36-percent tax burden. So it isn’t the so-called low wage – it’s the taxation.

However, the typical household defined as poor by the government also has a car, air conditioning, three televisions with cable or satellite programming, a DVD player, two or more smart phones, a personal computer with Internet service and a printer.

The family also has a game system, like an Xbox or a PlayStation. In the kitchen, there’s a refrigerator, oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher and a coffee maker, with other household conveniences that include a washer and dryer and ceiling fans.

In the end, poor families certainly struggle to make ends meet, but in most cases, they are struggling to pay for comforts as well as to put food on the table. Their living standards are far different from the images of dire deprivation promoted by activists and the mainstream media.

There is a difference between real poverty and modern conveniences – it’s the gap between want and need — but you have to be willing to be truthful about where that line’s drawn. Plus you need to know that a healthy reduction in taxation also means more money come payday.

The Smoke of Progressivism

You’re jus’ blowing smoke up my ass when you claim the Jewish refugee crisis of World War II is anything like the so-called Syrian exodus of today.

First, the Jews were not a terror threat and there is evidence that terrorists are hiding among Syrian refugees. Then there is the fact that the Jews were singled out for persecution by the Nazis and were not initially escaping a war.

Next, the Jews had nowhere to go as they didn’t have a homeland until after it was turned back over to them in 1948. On the other hand Syrian refugees have many places to go as there are 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Opposition to Jewish refugee crisis was “racial.” Shamefully, one of the main reasons immigration laws restricted Jewish entries into the U.S. was to promote the racial, i.e. genetic, superiority of the national “stock.”

However, any opposition to Syrian refugees is based on security concerns. So it’s not bigotry to oppose the Obama administration’s current policy.

There were communities in the U.S., even prior to our entry into World War II that were willing and able to resettle the Jewish refugees. It’s not clear the Arab-American or Muslim-American communities have similar abilities as a recent report to Congress revealed that 90-percent of recent Middle East refugees in the U.S. are on food stamps.

Finally, many of the Syrian “refugees” are neither Syrian, nor refugees. Many of those who have joined the “refugee” wave are from other countries in the Middle East, or even further afield. They pose as Syrian because they know they are likelier to be received sympathetically, given the civil war there.

In addition, a majority — are “migrants,” not “refugees” as defined by international law. The “migrants” include those who have found shelter elsewhere, but prefer the West’s opportunities.

Dead Fall

Several hundred trees across Northern Nevada snapped under the weight of a wet snow during a recent storm. Now people want to know who is responsible for the clean up, and how long it will take.

This is a perfect example of what is wrong in the U.S. today as there was time that the responsible for the clean up would belong to us and we would act on it.

Neighbor would help neighbor and no one would have even thought to ask how long it would take a local government agency to get the job done. True, limbs caught on power lines and traffic lights would need government services or the electric company; but still a ‘city tree’ falls on your fence, destroying it, and you have to wait before you cut it up and repair your fence?

This goes against the grain of what built this nation. Sadly, the days of ‘rugged individualism,’ and people who would rather do for themselves than ask for it to be done by anyone else, are gone.

It’s been replaced by a lack of personal responsibility brought on by too many rules and regulations.

Something Seems Unbalanced

President Obama is dismissing the idea we should only take Christian refugees instead of Muslims: “That’s not American. That’s not who we are, We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.”

And still he continues to allow Muslims in while denying the majority of Christian’s entry into the U.S. So far, 2151 Syrian refugees have thus far been admitted to the United States — 2098 of them are Muslims, while only 53 are Christians.

The main problem is that most of the refugees being considered for U.S. resettlement are referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Therefore, there’s no real way of telling who is a Islamic extremist and who isn’t – save for the 53 Christians.

Let This Be a Lesson to Us

Charlie Sheen appeared on TV to say he is HIV positive and has indeed been so for four years. Apparently has spent millions on drugs and prostitutes – and hush money to keep this news private, but today decided to share it with the entire world.

Sheen’s case is one of many that can be pointed too in the last several months – if not years – that prove our nation in the throes of moral decay.

Bruce Jenner being celebrated with awards and magazine covers because he paid for a bunch of surgery, took a bunch of hormones and shaved his legs. Students on college campuses complain about Halloween costumes and whine about free tuition.

Plus, we have presidential candidates that claim the biggest threat facing us is the weather. And I know a number of people who care more about winning some damned online game than they do about liberty.

No wonder the Islamists call us infidels and no wonder they believe they can easily defeat us. I mean jus’ look around at what our nation has become — the land of “participation trophies,” “safe places” and “gun-free zones.”

Down In Your Cups

This year’s ‘holiday season’ red cups at Starbucks have stirred up critics who accuse the company of waging a war on Christmas. Starbucks said it removed the “symbols of the season,” in favor of a simple, two-toned red cup.

Starbucks vice president Jeffrey Fields said the company “wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”

A former pastor, Joshua Feuerstein — who calls himself a “social media personality,” is one of many who’ve taken exception. He criticizes Starbucks for removing. “…Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus.”

Because I’m not a fan of Starbucks, I honestly don’t care what sort of cup design they use for this Christmas season, but unfortunately, if a coffee cup design defines the meaning of Christmas for you – then you’re practicing religion — not celebrating your faith.

And there is a rather simple solution — if you don’t like how Starbucks, or any other company for that matter, conducts business — don’t buy from them.

Media Bias and Religious Iconography

The media is in the throes of trying to destroy Dr. Ben Carson’s character. Progressive ‘news’ organizations like Politico wrote and published a hit piece challenging Carson’s like story and were eventually debunked, forcing the authors of such crap to fess up to the swindle.

Now they’re going after some religious iconography he has hanging on his living room wall.

It’s a painting the doctor with a ‘Black Jesus’ standing behind him. A lot of people have these sort of paintings and there’s nothing wrong with it as it depicts Carson’s personal belief that he’s being guided by the holy hand of Christ.

“The decor at Ben Carson’s home in Maryland shows that Donald Trump may not have the biggest ego among the Republican candidates. On display are awards, certificates, medals, and a painting of himself with Jesus,” decried a media outlet.

But this is also the same media that has allowed President Obama to slide on the same sort of trivial matters. Remember the one painted by Michael D’Antuono and titled, “The Truth,” featuring Obama with his arms outstretched and wearing a crown of thorns upon his head.

As one media outlet reported, “On his 100th day in office, President Obama will be ‘crowned’ in messianic imagery at New York City’s Union Square.”

It’s become more and more clear each day that the real problem in the U.S. is the Progressive media and their cult-of-personality idol worshiping actions.

The Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Here are nine reasons President Obama is wrong when it comes to having denied the permit application on the Keystone XL Pipeline:

1.  Simply building the southern part — which didn’t need Obama’s approval — has already created 4,000 construction jobs.

2.  The pipeline would carry up to 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, where U.S. refineries are already equipped to handle the heavier crude.

3.  Many people across the U.S. live near a pipeline without even knowing about it.

4.  After the State Department concluded that the pipeline was environmentally safe, the decision to build Keystone XL should’ve been a business decision – not a government one.

5.  The Keystone XL Pipeline is a part of the larger Keystone Pipeline System.

6.  After multiple environmental reviews concluding that Keystone XL poses minimal environmental risk to soil, wetlands, water resources, vegetation, fish, and wildlife, the Obama administration still rejected the permit application.

7. The State Department’s final environmental impact statement concludes that the Canadian oil is coming out of the ground whether Keystone XL is built or not, so the difference in greenhouse gas emissions is tiny.

8.  Building and operating Keystone XL will result in real private-sector jobs that will grow the U.S. economy. This is much different from the president’s taxpayer-funded green jobs plan that merely siphons resources out of the market and forces pricier energy on the American public.

9.  A CNN poll in the beginning of 2015 found that 57 percent of Americans support the project, while only 28 percent oppose it.

There’s a reason behind this refusal — and it’s a certain bet that it’s not about the ‘environment’ as the administration would like us to think.

Dates Matter to Jihadists

It was September 11, 1863, when Kara Mustafa led the Ottoman Empire against the Holy Roman Empire, where the surrounded the gates at Vienna, the gateway to Rome. The outcome was an extreme embarrassment to the empire, ending with Mustafa being beheaded by his own Sultan.

On November 14, 1914, the religious leader Sheikh-ul-Islam declared an Islamic holy war in Constantinople in the capitol of the Ottoman Empire on behalf of the Ottoman government. He compelled his Muslim followers to go to war against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro in World War I.

Hook or By Crook

President Obama in a recent NBC interview praised himself for his work on racial justice and combating discrimination as his administration executes the nation’s largest mass release of federal prisoners. But, like always, there’s an underlying hypocrisy in the Progressive agenda.

As part of the movement the U.S. Sentencing Commission lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders and made it retroactive. The Obama administration started releasing the first wave of 6,000 drug convicts who will get out of jail early.

In all, about 50,000 prisoners are eligible for early release and federal authorities claim they’re all “non-violent” offenders whose sentences were ‘too long in’ the first place.

However, the feds went after commercial fisherman Anthony Joseph of New York, for “Fisheries Fraud” because he caught too many fluke, then lied about it. He has been sentenced to seven months in prison, a $603,000 fine and three years of supervised release following incarceration, according to the Department of Justice.

So much for ‘teaching a man to fish,’ when he can jus’ sell drugs to our kids and get a ‘get out of jail free,’ card.

Much to the Delight of ISIS

Police have identified the suspect accused of stabbing several people at the University of California, Merced as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara. After attacking a construction worker and two students, he rushed down two flights of stairs to the outside and stabbed a school employee sitting on a bench.

He then fled and was shot by campus police. He was carrying flammable petroleum jelly, zip tie handcuffs, night vision goggles, duct tape and a hammer in his backpack while wearing all-black when killed.

“He had like a sweatshirt, and the hoodie was up…and it covered his whole face,” student Blanca Ayala said.

Andrew Velasquez, who lived in the dorms with the attacker, said he didn’t talk much and kept to himself.

“Every time I would try and say something he would just ignore it,” stated Velasquez.

Police say they’re still trying to find a motive for the stabbings though they also claim “there’s nothing to indicate any political or religious motivation.” Investigators added that a manifesto, found on the attackers’ body, indicates he was angry over being kicked out of study group.

His manifesto included a “detailed list” of targets and plans to tie students to desks in an effort to lure police into the room. From there, the computer science and engineering student wanted to take the officer’s gun and shoot people.

The manifesto indicated he “intended to kill a lot of people.” Investigators had said night vision goggles, duct tape and zip tie had been found in his backpack. The four-page document also included several references to Allah.

Meanwhile, Chancellor Dorothy Leland said, “At this point, it would be irresponsible to draw such conclusions based solely on the ethnicity of the suspect.”

“At this point in time, the preliminary evidence suggests that freshman computer science and engineering student…” she added, “appears to have been motivated by personal animosities, not a political agenda.”

The attack drew immediate praise from a Twitter account associated with ISIS/ISIL once his name was divulged by campus authorities. The tweet in Arabic, read: “May Allah accept him.”

America is Falling

As a kid, my old man smacked me in the back of the head so hard I had a headache for the rest of the day. He did this all because I gave our paper boy the finger after he threw a rolled-up paper, hitting me in the mouth.

Dad later told me that expected better from me, despite the fact that we both knew the paper boy had done it on purpose. It’s a lesson I didn’t soon forget.

But now ‘flying the bird’ is being encouraged by the so-called anti-immigration group, ‘Deport Racism,’ who oppose Donald Trump. In their latest video, a young boy and girl are seen shouting words like “motherfuckers,” “fuck,” and “dick,” as well as other Spanish profanities.

At one point, one young boy raises a middle finger to the camera while he holds a sign reading, “Deport this.” While the kids obviously think being allowed to do this sort of stuff on camera is fun, the adults ought to be ashamed for misusing a child in such a way.

Unfortunately, they’re not.

And don’t try telling claiming, “But you don’t understand, it’s a cultural thing…” There are Latino and Hispanic parents all across the U.S., who, if they caught their son or daughter doing this, would get the ass-whooping of a lifetime.

In the end, it’s a societal thing and America is falling from the inside out because of such rot.

The Travails of Being an Anti-rape Activists

A few college campus anti-rape activists are complaining in the online publication, about how hard it is for them to get a guy to have sex with them. Worst still is that they claim that it’s all the guys’ fault.

First, there’s UC-Berkeley’s Meghan Warner, who serves as the director of the university’s sexual-assault commission and is part of a federal complaint against the school for its mishandling of assault cases. She thinks it’s strange that guys who find out what she does immediately insist they’d never do anything like that.

“Then there were those who were a little too eager to make it known that they would never, ever assault a woman. Their first response is ‘I’m not one of those guys, I would never do that,’” she said. “I mean, what, should I be carrying gold stars now?”

From the sound of it, Warner can’t even get a participation trophy, let alone gold stars.

And then there’s Chrissy Keenan from UCLA, whose pissed when a guy suddenly decides he doesn’t want to give consent after he finds out what she does. In fact he tells a cute little story about a recent rendezvous:

“One time, I agreed to meet with this guy at 8 or 9 at night. Before we met, I said to him, ‘This is the work I do, I know the chief of police…so, don’t try and get creepy; I know all my rights.’ And five minutes later, he was like, ‘Actually, I’m really not OK with how you just assume I’m a bad guy. And I get very bad vibes from that, so we shouldn’t hang out anymore.’”

“I was in a rage. He was a total fuckboy about consent,” she said.

Finally, there’s Sofie Karasek, a recent UC Berkeley graduate and co-founder of ‘End Rape’ on Campus. She’s also involved with the UC Berkeley lawsuit and has a large part in the campus rape-culture documentary ‘The Hunting Ground.’

“Honestly, even if they’re supportive, even if they say all the right things, and really want to discuss my job, it makes me feel weird about hooking up with them,” she said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, we were just talking about rape, and now we’re going to hook up.’ It’s just weird.”

Men are often accused of “thinking with their dicks,” but in these case’s those so-called dick’s were smarter than the women.

California’s “Safety for All Act of 2016″

The failure to ban assault weapons in California hasn’t slowed down Progressives in their wish to destroy the 2nd Amendment.

In new legislation called the “Safety for All Act of 2016″ they plan to ban the possession of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. It also mandates that every gun owner in the state get a “firearms purchaser certificate” in order to buy ammunition, which will not only cost up to $50.00 and take two months to get.

And a magazine ban and “firearms purchaser certificate” is only the beginning.

It will require that all ammunition purchases be reported electronically at the moment of purchase to the State, who will record it in a database which will be available to law enforcement. This will likely quadruple the handling time associated with the purchase of ammunition, causing prices to skyrocket.

The new law also forces all dealers to get an “ammunition vendors license” in order to sell ammunition. It will also force all employees of any licensed vendor to get a State issued “Certificate of Eligibility” in order to work with ammunition, as well as ban the private transfer of ammunition as well as the private importation of ammunition.

Finally, there’s also the fact that should the “Safety for All Act of 2016″ be passed, and progressives misuse the 14th Amendment, all state legislators need to do to make it federal law is take it to the Supreme Court. Then we can kiss the U.S. Constitution good-bye.

The Equal Interval Scale

It seems like more and more children’s sports awards are nothing more than participation ribbons, so  kids self-esteem doesn’t get hurt when they lose. Despite that trend, what one California school system is doing in the classroom is still a shock to many.

The Cotati-Rohnert Park School District in Sonoma County has changed its grading scale, basically making it hard for a student to get a failing grade. For example, to get an F, a student has to score below 20 percent.

Part of the new system is a blanket policy that students get a grade of 50 percent even if they don’t hand in any homework or take a test. This creates a situation where a student who skips a test — a kid who doesn’t even try — can score better overall than a student who takes it and does poorly.

School administrators say the new system reflects a national movement that encourage students to try, but doesn’t making them feel bad when they get bad grades. The new system’s called the equal interval scale.

When effort’s rewarded and not achievement – everybody loses.

Life Lesson #29

Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen.
Focus on what you do want to happen.
Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.
If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.

Sixteen Times Obama Lied about Syria

Since 2013 and most recently as July 2015, President Obama has repeatedly vowed that there would be no “boots on the ground” in Syria. Now however he’s directing the Pentagon to send Special Forces into Syria to advise the Syrian opposition in its fight against ISIS, claiming they are their as advisors.

Remarks before meeting with Baltic State leaders, August 30, 2013

“In no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign. But we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only Syria, but others around the world, understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm. So again, I repeat, we’re not considering any open-ended commitment. We’re not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach.”

Remarks in the Rose Garden, August 31, 2013

“After careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope.”

Statement before meeting with congressional leaders, September 3, 2013

“So the key point that I want to emphasize to the American people: The military plan that has been developed by our Joint Chiefs — and that I believe is appropriate — is proportional. It is limited. It does not involve boots on the ground. This is not Iraq, and this is not Afghanistan.”

News conference in Stockholm, Sweden, September. 4, 2013

“I think America recognizes that, as difficult as it is to take any military action — even one as limited as we’re talking about, even one without boots on the ground — that’s a sober decision.”

News conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, September. 6, 2013

“The question for the American people is, is that responsibility that we’ll be willing to bear? And I believe that when you have a limited, proportional strike like this — not Iraq, not putting boots on the ground; not some long, drawn-out affair; not without any risks, but with manageable risks — that we should be willing to bear that responsibility.”

Weekly radio address, September. 7, 2013

“What we’re not talking about is an open-ended intervention. This would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan. There would be no American boots on the ground. Any action we take would be limited, both in time and scope, designed to deter the Syrian Government from gassing its own people again and degrade its ability to do so.”

Interview with the PBS Newshour, September 9, 2013

“Tomorrow I’ll speak to the American people. I’ll explain this is not Iraq; this is not Afghanistan; this is not even Libya. We’re not talking about — not boots on the ground. We’re not talking about sustained airstrikes. We’re talking about a very specific set of strikes to degrade his chemical weapons capabilities in terms of delivery.”

Interview with CBS Evening News, September 9, 2013

“What I’m going to try to propose is that we have a very specific objective, a very narrow military option, and one that will not lead into some large-scale invasion of Syria or involvement or boots on the ground; nothing like that. This isn’t like Iraq. It’s not like Afghanistan. It’s not even like Libya. Then hopefully people will recognize why I think this is so important.”

Address to the Nation, September 10, 2013

“Many of you have asked, won’t this put us on a slippery slope to another war? One man wrote to me that we are ‘still recovering from our involvement in Iraq.’ A veteran put it more bluntly: ‘This nation is sick and tired of war.’ My answer is simple: I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria. I will not pursue an open-ended action like Iraq or Afghanistan. I will not pursue a prolonged air campaign like Libya or Kosovo. This would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective: deterring the use of chemical weapons and degrading Assad’s capabilities.”

Interview on Bloomberg View, February 27, 2014

“We are doing everything we can to see how we can do that and how we can resource it. But I’ve looked at a whole lot of game plans, a whole lot of war plans, a whole bunch of scenarios, and nobody has been able to persuade me that us taking large-scale military action even absent boots on the ground, would actually solve the problem.”

News conference in Newport, Wales, September 5, 2014

“With respect to the situation on the ground in Syria, we will not be placing U.S. ground troops to try to control the areas that are part of the conflict inside of Syria. I don’t think that’s necessary for us to accomplish our goal. We are going to have to find effective partners on the ground to push back against ISIL.”

Interview with Meet the Press, September 7, 2014

“(You) cannot, over the long term or even the medium term, deal with this problem by having the United States serially occupy various countries all around the Middle East. We don’t have the resources. It puts enormous strains on our military. And at some point, we leave. And then things blow up again. So we’ve got to have a more sustainable strategy, which means the boots on the ground have to be Iraqi. And and in Syria, the boots on the ground have to be Syrian. … I will reserve the right to always protect the American people and go after folks who are trying to hurt us wherever they are. But in terms of controlling territory, we’re going to have to develop a moderate Sunni opposition that can control territory and that we can work with. The notion that the United States should be putting boots on the ground, I think would be a profound mistake. And I want to be very clear and very explicit about that.”

Address to the Nation on Syria, September 10, 2014

“I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground.”

News conference in Brisbane, Australia, November 16, 2014

“Yes, there are always circumstances in which the United States might need to deploy U.S. ground troops. If we discovered that ISIL had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon, and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then, yes, you can anticipate that not only would Chairman Dempsey recommend me sending U.S. ground troops to get that weapon out of their hands, but I would order it. So the question just ends up being, what are those circumstances? I’m not going speculate on those. Right now we’re moving forward in conjunction with outstanding allies like Australia in training Iraqi security forces to do their job on the ground.”

Remarks at the White House, February 11, 2015

“The resolution we’ve submitted today does not call for the deployment of U.S. ground combat forces to Iraq or Syria. It is not the authorization of another ground war, like Afghanistan or Iraq. … As I’ve said before, I’m convinced that the United States should not get dragged back into another prolonged ground war in the Middle East. That’s not in our national security interest, and it’s not necessary for us to defeat ISIL. Local forces on the ground who know their countries best are best positioned to take the ground fight to ISIL, and that’s what they’re doing.”

Remarks at the Pentagon, July 6, 2015

“There are no current plans to do so. That’s not something that we currently discussed. I’ve always said that I’m going to do what’s necessary to protect the homeland. One of the principles that we all agree on, though, and I pressed folks pretty hard because in these conversations with my military advisers I want to make sure I’m getting blunt and unadulterated, uncensored advice. But in every one of the conversations that we’ve had, the strong consensus is that in order for us to succeed long-term in this fight against ISIL, we have to develop local security forces that can sustain progress. It is not enough for us to simply send in American troops to temporarily set back organizations like ISIL, but to then, as soon as we leave, see that void filled once again with extremists.”

As I’ve noted before — every time Obama says he isn’t or is going to do something, know that it’s a lie.

The Game of Life: One-hundred to Nothing

This is a good lesson for ‘mug-wumps,’ or rather ‘Moderates,’ sitting on the fence. Most Moderates (and Independents, too) pick and chose what they like from wherever they find it and that makes their actions another form of Progressivism.

If something seems good to them, they adapt it to their belief system, despite where it might lead too. They are the ones who say “I support the 2nd Amendment,” but in the same breath feel a 30-round banana clip should be regulated or outlawed.

One cannot simple cherry pick what they like or dislike about a particular system – the bad goes with the good. I know what I know.

Edinson Volquez pitched in Game One of the World Series, unaware his father had passed away hours earlier from heart failure in the Dominican Republic. It was only after he left the mound, did he learn the news.

Personally, I’d want to know right away. Death notifications are an important responsibility and all too often I’ve heard and seen them screwed up by some unthinking, uncaring schmuck determined to get the job done and over with and not treat it with honor and as a sacred duty.

In Volquez’s case, his father’s passing was withheld from him on the say so of his wife, which for many somehow makes the decision okay. I disagree whole-heartedly and I said so on a national news site, posting: “…A child does need to know when a parent has passes away. (There are) bigger things in the Universe than winning a baseball game.”

One Florida man was so incensed he fired back, “Tom Darby must have taken his stupid pills this morning.”

My response was less than artful, “Jus’ because I disagree with how it was handled? Obviously, you’re a closet Progressive since you went straight to insults.”

Many of the same people who disagreed with me are also the same people who are calling for the heads of those who made a mess of Benghazi, leaving four Americans dead. Their main cry has been that ‘we are owed the truth.’

Those sentiments are all fine and dandy, until a World Series game is on the line. Evidently, the truth isn’t as important as winning an effing game.

The truth is relevant in all situations – whether a matter of national security or the personal life of a World Series pitcher. Fathers, mothers, parents, and family also matter – and in the end are far more important in our everyday lives.

The Bible reveals the words ‘father,’ ‘mother,’ ‘family’ and ‘parent’ are mentioned 100 times, but ‘Baseball,’ appears not once. I’ve concluded that we are praying to different ‘gods.’

The Kansas City Royals are this years World Series Champions. I know what I know.

Getting Out the Latino Vote

Democratic Congressman Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois claims Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is behind a surge of Latino youth voter’s registering: “Donald Trump is spurring youth voter mobilization like I’ve never seen before. Nationally we know that 93-percent of Latinos under the age of 18 are United States citizens.”

“Every thirty seconds a Latino citizen turns 18. That is about a million a year for the next decade or so,” he added. “If they are half as motivated as the young people I’m talking to in Chicago, Donald Trump could have a tremendous impact on the youth vote in the coming election.”

Trump is viewed unfavorably by 72 percent of Hispanics, with six in 10 having a very unfavorable opinion of him, a recent AP-GfK poll finds. Only 11 percent view him favorably.

Meanwhile, Gutiérrez is complaining about a bunch of 18-year-olds who’ll probably register as Democrats and who will more than likely vote for Bernie Sanders. I can’t find the downside in Gutiérrez’s argument when it comes winning a Progressive presidential election.

That’s because there isn’t one – proving Gutiérrez is either grandstanding or a complete moron. I’ll let you decide – but I’m betting on ‘complete moron.’

Paging Doctor Mengele, Please

The eleventh video featuring Planned Parenthood selling baby parts has been released. And it would make German Schutzstaffel officer and physician, Josef Mengele (of Holocaust fame) very proud.

“My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact,” said Dr. Amna Dermish, speaking to actors posing as a fetal tissue procurement company.

In layman’s terms, the procedure Dermish, the abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas, describes in the quote above is what she does to get undamaged baby organs: an illegal partial birth abortion.

Dermish admits that she will sometimes use ultrasound guidance to convert a 2nd-trimester fetus to a feet-first breech presentation: “Especially the 20-weekers are a lot harder versus the 18-weekers, so at that point I’ll switch to breech.”

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She uses a sonogram so she can move the child into a breach (feet first) position, pulls the child out feet first, when she gets to the neck she snips the spinal cord killing the baby. Dermish does not use the chemical digoxin to kill the fetus before 20 weeks, so her feet-first, intact extraction abortions are done on living fetuses.

Dermish admits she was trained by the Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who described a partial-birth abortion technique to harvest fetal organs in the first Planned Parenthood video released July 14.

Also in the video, Dermish quotes a price for baby parts of $50 or $60 per specimen, another illegal act. If these procedures occurred during war, this would be considered a war crime.

Instead, this is acceptable in this progressively enlightened society.

The Bankrupting of Saudi Arabia

If oil stays around $50 a barrel, OPEC leader Saudi Arabia will run out of cash in five years or less. Low oil prices will wipe out an estimated $360 billion from the region this year alone.

This is a far cry form the days of the 1973 oil crisis which began in October 1973 after the members of OPEC proclaimed an oil embargo. The price of oil quadrupled by 1974 to nearly $12 a barrel – a price that seems laughable now.

Not funny were all the new federal regulations the crisis helped create. This included a national maximum speed limit of 55 mph imposed in 1974 through the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act, the development of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which began in 1975, followed by the National Energy Act of 1978.

And let’s not forget that in 1977, the Department of Energy was created in response to the continuing crisis. The world price of crude, which had peaked during the 1979 energy crisis, at more than $80 per barrel, decreased during the early 1980s to $38 per barrel, but we were stuck with more and more regulations and greater power grabs by federal agencies like the EPA.

Currently huge budget surpluses are turning to massive deficits as prices crash to around $45 from over $100 last year. The depressed prices have also come at a time when spending has gone up as many Middle Eastern countries grapple with regional violence.

Saudi Arabia is unlikely to raise taxes, but it may cut some forms of spending, though it’s not likely to cut social and military spending programs for fear of a repeat of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. That’s why, as the world’s largest oil producer, it needs to sell oil at around $106 to balance its budget.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is moving fast to keep its cash. The kingdom not only raised $4 billion by selling bonds earlier this year, but its central bank has pull nearly $70 billion from asset management firms over the past six months to cover costs.

So, after years of huge surpluses, Saudi Arabia’s current account deficit’s projected to soar to 20-percent of gross domestic product this year. And while. Saudi Arabia’s war chest of cash still holds nearly $700 billion, it’s quickly shrinking.

We may yet find that the U.S. oil industry has greater staying power than OPEC, but don’t expect them to take this laying down. There is a real danger though, to the world as a whole, and the U.S. in specific, if the kingdom crumbles.

Microaggressionism

The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee’s “Inclusive Excellence Center” wants to raise awareness of (in other words, ban) words and phrases, which it deems “microaggressions.” A Microaggression is the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their.

We used to call this “politically correct’” but now the university says the term ‘politically correct’ is also a microaggression, right along side lame, thug, third world and trash. According to the school’s program, the word ‘thug’ is a microaggression because “it assumes violence is the sole motivating factor in an action, and ignores issues of poverty, education and other institutional barriers…”

Meanwhile, during a discussion about the man next in line for Speaker of the House, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry scolded guest panelist Alfonso Aguilar for describing Congressman Paul Ryan as a “hard worker” because doing so demeans slaves and poor mothers.

The exchange went as follows:

“Let’s be fair. If there’s somebody who’s a hard worker when he goes to Washington, it’s Paul Ryan, who not only works with Republicans but Democrats,” said Aguilar.

“You know very well I work on immigration issues, trying to get Republicans to support immigration reform,” the executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles went on. “Paul Ryan is somebody who has…”

“Alfonso, I feel you,” Harris-Perry interjected. “But I just want to pause on one thing because I don’t disagree with you that I actually think Mr. Ryan is a great choice for this role.”

“I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall because it is a reminder of what hard work looks like. So I feel you he’s a hard worker, I do — but in the context of relative privilege — and I just want to point out that when you talk about work-life balance, being a hard worker, the moms who don’t have healthcare… [Republicans] don’t call them hard workers. [They] call them failures. [They] call them people who are sucking off the system. No, no. Really, ya’ll do!”

Calling Progressives ‘effing crazy,’ is also a microaggression, but then it’s also the truth.

The Fallacy of ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’

My wife has heard this complaint from me before, “You can’t turn on a sporting event, watch the frigging news or go to the grocery store without some sort of ‘Breast Cancer Awareness,’ crap popping up.”

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Yes, learning that the disease exists, that it needs a cure and that over 40-thousand women die annually is important information, but pro-football players wearing pink cleats doesn’t remind me of ‘Breast Cancer Awareness.’  And I’m not alone in this as one breast cancer sufferer considers ‘No Bra Day’ so bogus she decided to speak out about it:

“Breast cancer isn’t sexy. It’s not about saving the boobies. It’s not about no bra day, which is really just an excuse for women to post sexy pics of their nipples pressing through their clothes.”

Then Jenn Alter titled her post: “Here’s your fucking breast cancer awareness.”

She backed it up with this photo:

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Yup, this is what ‘Breast Cancer Awareness,’ if it were for real, should be all about. Any questions?