I'm going to make a prediction here. The Army is rounding up journalists. I think with what has been going on, within 48 hours YOU WILL SEE THE ARMY DECLARE MARSHALL LAW AND CRACK DOWN ON THE DEMONSTRATORS.
Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are storming hotels in Cairo and chasing journalists, Reuters reported on Thursday.
Earlier Thursday, the Egyptian military began rounding up journalists, possibly for their own protection, after they came under attack from supporters of President Hosni Mubarak who have been attacking anti-government protesters.
WikeLeaks Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons
Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons after sourcing nuclear material and RECRUITING ROGUE SCIENTISTS TO BUILD "DIRTY" BOMBS, according to leaked diplomatic documents.
A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that THE WORLD STANDS ON THE BRINK OF A "NUCLEAR 9/11".
Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing "workable and efficient" biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.
Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph DETAIL THE INTERNATIONAL STRUGGLE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF WEAPONS-GRADE NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL AROUND THE GLOBE
Perhaps this explains why Obama has kept most of the policies on the war on terror of the Bush Administration in place.
Egypt: What’s going on
…..On the political front the story was evolving. More troops were pouring into Cairo. MUBARAK DECIDED TO APPOINT OMAR SULIMAN AS VICE PRESIDENT AND AHMED SHAFIK AS PRIME MINISTER. BOTH ARE MILITARY MEN, Suliman being the Chief of the Egyptian Intelligence Service and Shafik being the former commander of the Air Forces. To understand the moves one has to understand the nature of the ruling coalition in Egypt and the role of the army in it…..
…THE ARMY NEVER LIKED GAMAL OR HIS FRIENDS. GAMAL HAD NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY. To add insult to injury his friends were threatening the dominance of the army. The technocrat's neo-liberal policies were threatening the army's dominance of the closed economy and the party was becoming step by step an actual organization that competes with the army officers in filling administrative positions.
SUDDENLY THE DOORS TO POWER IN EGYPT WERE NOT A MILITARY CAREER BUT A PARTY ID CARD. As long as the President was there however, the army was silent. THE ARMY IS 100% LOYAL TO THE PRESIDENT. He is an October War hero and their Commander in Chief. He is seen as an Egyptian patriot by them who has served his country well. Moreover Gamal Abdel Nasser having conducted his own military coup in 1952 put mechanisms in the army to ensure that no one else would do the same and remove him…..
So where are we today? Well the answer is still not clear, yet a couple of conclusions are evident.
1. The Gamal inheritance scenario is finished.
2. Mubarak will not run for another Presidential term. His term ends in October and either he will serve the rest of his term or will resign once things cool down for health reasons, which are real. He is dying.
3. THE ARMY IS IN CONTROL NOW. We are heading back to the "golden age" of army rule. The "kids" are no longer in charge. The "men' are.
4. Until the economy fails again, the neo-liberal economic policies are over. FORGET ABOUT AN OPEN ECONOMY FOR SOME TIME.
What’s going on is very disturbing, but expect to see the Army take over very soon. This article is a very worthwhile read for anyone who wants to know what’s going on.
Egypt part 2: Are They Nuts?
There are all sorts of unattributed quotes being reported in the press from “Obama administration officials” and “White House staff members” to the effect that WE CAN WORK WITH THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SINCE IT HAS “RENOUNCED VIOLENCE,” A LUNACY THAT SUMMED UP THE ASSORTED BACK-DOOR AMERICAN PILGRIMAGES TO FRANCE TO CONSULT WITH THE “REASONABLE” KHOMEINI — who, remember, on arrival in Iran swore that he was not interested in secular power.
APPARENTLY OBAMA & CO. HAVE NO HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE IRANIAN DEBACLE: The Carter administration’s problem was not just its shabby and indecisive clinging to/pushing out/disowning an ailing Shah, but that it (a) at first thought the murderous Islamists were at least better than the corrupt Shah; (b) then that it could finesse radical Islamists; (c) and finally that pampered Europhile intellectuals could stand up to radical-Islamic killers and thugs.
IF THIS ADMINISTRATION IS SENDING OUT PEACE FEELERS THROUGH BACK CHANNELS TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, OR TRYING TO TRIANGULATE BY HAVING AIDES LEAK NAMBY-PAMBY PRAISE OF A SUPPOSEDLY NON-VIOLENT BROTHERHOOD, then it all but will ensure a Shah/Banisadr/Khomeini sequence in Egypt by fall. They should cease all such suicidal talk now, since even whispers of IT HELP TO DOOM MODERATES AND ANTI-ISLAMISTS IN THE STREET, as well as the dying Mubarak regime’s promise to keep enough order to allow a transition to follow.
Those who fail to understand history are destine to repeat it.
Obama Administration is in contempt
The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill HELD THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT IN CONTEMPT WEDNESDAY, AND ORDERED THE FEDERAL AGENCY TO PAY ATTORNEYS' FEES FOR SEVERAL OFFSHORE OIL COMPANIES.http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12827405
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman chided the department for its "dismissive conduct" after he overturned the agency's decision to halt any new permits for deepwater projects and suspend drilling on 33 exploratory wells after the Deepwater Horizon blast, which killed 11 workers and triggered the massive spill.
AFTER FELDMAN OVERTURNED THE GOVERNMENT'S MORATORIUM IN JUNE, THE AGENCY ISSUED A SECOND NEARLY IDENTICAL SUSPENSION.
"Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the reimposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium and in light of the national importance of this case, PROVIDE THIS COURT WITH CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT'S CONTEMPT OF THIS COURT'S PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER," HE WROTE.
A magistrate will consider how much the companies' attorneys should get…..
The Obama administration is also in contempt of the American people. This job killing action is exactly the wrong thing to do in an economy like the one we have today.
Obama's antique vision of technological progress
Barack Obama, like all American politicians, LIKES TO PORTRAY HIMSELF AS FUTURE-ORIENTED and open to technological progress. Yet the vision he set out in his State of the Union address is oddly antique and disturbingly static.
"This is our generation's Sputnik moment," he said. But Sputnik and America's supposedly less advanced rocket programs of 1957 were government projects, at a time when government defense spending, like the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb, drove technology.
But today, as Obama noted a few sentences before, "OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM IS WHAT DRIVES INNOVATION." PRIVATE FIRMS DEVELOP SOFTWARE FASTER THAN GOVERNMENT CAN PROCURE IT.
Undaunted, Obama calls for more government spending on "biomedical research, information technology and especially clean energy technology." Government has some role in biotech, though a subsidiary one, but IT development is almost exclusively a private-sector function and clean energy technology that is not private-sector-driven is almost inevitably uneconomic.
And then there is transportation. "WITHIN 25 YEARS," OBAMA SAID, "OUR GOAL IS TO GIVE 80 PERCENT OF AMERICANS ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED RAIL. This could allow you," he said breathlessly, "to go places in half the time it takes to travel by car. For some trips, it will be faster than flying."
Wow! There's some advanced technology. Except that FRANCE INAUGURATED SERVICE ON ITS TGV HIGH-SPEED RAIL FROM PARIS TO LYON IN 1981. That's 30 years ago. It's as if President Eisenhower was inspired by Sputnik to promote the technology of 30 years before, Charles Lindbergh's single-engine propeller plane the Spirit of St. Louis. It's as antique as the Tomorrowland of the original Disneyland.
As a history buff I am impressed by the role the railroad played in progress in the 19th Century. But Obama’s vision of within 25 years 80% of Americans having access to high speed rail certainly isn’t JFK’s by the end of the decade landing a man on the moon. It seems every day we realize that progressive are opposed to progress.
South Dakota mandate: Must buy a gun
FIVE SOUTH DAKOTA LAWMAKERS HAVE INTRODUCED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD REQUIRE ANY ADULT 21 OR OLDER TO BUY A FIREARM “SUFFICIENT TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR ORDINARY SELF-DEFENSE.”http://www.argusleader.com/article/20110131/UPDATES/110131031/Bill-would-require-all-S-D-citizens-buy-gun
The bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2012, would give people six months to acquire a firearm after turning 21. THE PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE BARRED FROM OWNING A FIREARM.
Nor does the measure specify what type of firearm. Instead, residents would pick one “suitable to their temperament, physical capacity, and preference.”
The measure is known as an act “to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.”
Harry Reid confronted in grocery store
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) may never go grocery shopping for his wife again.http://berkshireeagle.blogspot.com/2011/01/obamacare-repeal-harry-reid-confronted.html
While shopping this past Saturday afternoon amongst the food aisles at his local gourmet grocer in McLean, Virginia, Sen. Reid came across a fellow shopper who recognized him and asked a question that the senior senator from Nevada plainly did not want to answer.
The private citizen acknowledged upfront to the U.S. Senate's most powerful Democrat that he was a Republican and WANTED TO KNOW FROM MR. REID HIMSELF WHY THE MAJORITY LEADER WAS REFUSING TO ALLOW THE JUST-PASSED HOUSE BILL TO REPEAL OBAMACARE TO COME TO THE FLOOR OF THE U.S. SENATE FOR A VOTE.
Mr. Reid, walking beside the store's imported bottled condiments, responded to his questioner that HE WAS FOCUSED ON HIS SHOPPING RIGHT NOW AND DID NOT WISH TO DISCUSS THE MATTER.
Mr. Reid's Republican antagonist was not to be put off and persisted in his questioning.
Leader Reid, who by now was perusing the store's extensive cheese selection, refused to say anything further.
It did go the floor yesterday where the Democrats defeated it on a party line vote. And this time they had a better idea of what was in the bill.
Obamacare: A chance to get it right?
Monday's ruling by federal Judge Roger Vinson that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- a k a ObamaCare -- is unconstitutional is a signal event in modern American history. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE FDR BROWBEAT THE SUPREME COURT INTO ACCEPTING MOST OF HIS NEW DEAL, THE LEVIATHAN KNOWN AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ROCKED BACK ON ITS HEELS.http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/house_of_cards_TIfXhKWof8TRA6vS8GcdsL#ixzz1Co97lfgw
If the administration and the Senate Democrats had any sense, they'd take Judge Vinson's ruling as a gift, not a setback. Because, whether they know it or not, THE JUDGE JUST HANDED THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET HEALTH CARE RIGHT.
A different take on what’s happening in the courts and in the House. But it appears the Democrats won't take that chance.
Maddow Blames Beck and Other Conservatives for Her Getting Duped by Satirical Website
As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW ON MONDAY GOT DUPED BY A SATIRICAL WEBSITE QUOTING FROM THEIR SPOOF ARTICLE ABOUT SARAH PALIN advocating an attack on Egypt as if it was a serious commentary.
On Tuesday, proving once again that it takes a lot of rationalizations to be a liberal these days, MADDOW BLAMED HER MISTAKE ON FOX NEWS'S GLENN BECK AND OTHER PROMINENT CONSERVATIVES (video follows with partial transcript and commentary
From her show:
MADDOW: And if you are wondering, yes, THIS IS ALL AN ELABORATE EXCUSE SLASH EXPLANATION FOR US BELIEVING THAT CHRISTWIRE.ORG WAS SOMETHING OTHER THAN SATIRE YESTERDAY.
Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.
Canada: ‘Human Rights’ Tribunal orders woman’s house seized after she said Muslim employee’s lunch smelled bad
That October 2009 decision ORDERED TELFER TO PAY $36,000 TO A WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN HER EMPLOYEE FOR SIX WEEKS. LAWYERS WANTED THE SHERIFF TO SEIZE AND SELL TELFER’S HOME TO COLLECT THE MONEY.
The woman who lodged the complaint, Seema Saadi, told the tribunal she felt pressured to wear skirts and heels instead of her hijab. Saadi also said TELFER COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SMELL OF FOOD THAT SHE WARMED IN THE MICROWAVE. (…)
Rather than Egyptians being in the streets protesting government oppression, perhaps the Canadians should be out on the streets.
|What global warming looks like |
“In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades THAT GLOBAL WARMING COULD MAKE SNOWSTORMS MORE SEVERE. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”http://blog.algore.com/2011/02/an_answer_for_bill.html
More baloney from the baloney King. Here’s what I said in February2010 in the face of all those snowstorms back east.
With the blizzards in the East Coast we are hearing from global warming fanatics that this simply is another manifestation of global warming. As counterintuitive as this may seem, I wrote this up to explain it.
This is the way science works for the supporters of AGW
Increased warming means higher temperatures and therefore less snow. But increased warming means more water vapor in the atmosphere leading to more precipitation. Therefore AGW can cause big blizzards. So too little snow or too much snow is an indication of global warming.
More warming can mean glaciers will shrink. But more precipitation means glaciers can grow. Therefore if glaciers are growing or shrinking it means global warming is happening.
More warming means more energy for hurricanes and therefore more and stronger hurricanes are in the future. But more warming also means more wind sheer which cuts off hurricanes and can mean fewer hurricanes. So more or fewer hurricanes is caused by global warming.
More water vapor means more clouds and more precipitation. More clouds and precipitation causes cooling which could lead to global cooling. So if it is warming or cooling, it is proof of global warming.
No wonder Al Gore says the science is settled. It predicts everything that has and can happen.
Although this looks like a parody, it isn't. I've seen these arguments by warmists on various sites to explain things that don't seem to compute with global warming.
And with Al Gore giving his explanation, I rest my case.
Miracle or something out of Star Trek
This is really something you want to see. Spray on skin!! The link below as a video with it.
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