Wednesday, October 16, 2013

deviousness: the new haute couture

BOOM: Ironclad Proof That "This shutdown was orchestrated and planned [by] the White House"


"Guest Post"
Doug Ross @ Journal
15 October 2013

"In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3-by-4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown."

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COMMENTARY
Ok, fooled me again. Who'd a thunk? Like lambs led to slaughter, again, again, again...

because some things have to be worth dying for

Behind the scenes of tyranny – a first-hand account


Catherine Crabill
Homeland Security
15 October 2013

"I saw officers from the U.S. Park Police trying to reestablish the barricades that others had parted. As they did, I observed a police officer shoving a barricade across the access, when he physically pushed a veteran out of his way. In a moment of rage, I approached the police officer, shouting  “how dare you, how dare you block our veterans! How DARE YOU!” At this point he and two other officers turned around and walked away, making no apologies for their actions. It was then that I grabbed the barricade and pulled it back, again permitting access to the memorial. Then men in the crowd came over and dismantled them and carried them away. I was in tears and overwhelmed at this insanity and exhilarated in the triumph of the moment."

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a very reasoned explanation of the coming change to EBT


Obama’s USDA to Hold EBT Transfers until Further Notice


Dean Garrison
Freedom Outpost
16 October 2013

"My gut feeling is that it will not be as bad as we think but that it will be a major challenge going forward. I don't think the sky is necessarily falling but I do think there will be delays and hungry people do some crazy things."

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if there were a place on your ballot...

...that allowed you to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including your own representative, would you do this, or not?


Poll: the link.

Currently, 89% yes; 8% no.

and here it is again

Exclusive: Government Program to Control Religious Thought?


Ben Swann
B Swann
16 October 2013

"So what you need to know is that this program boils down to one central idea. If people aren’t reaching the conclusions the U.S. government would like them to reach, there must be a way to force them to accept these narratives."

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COMMENTARY
And when/if the government reaches this power, and Christians lose the free will God gave us to choose Christ, or darkness...

How in the name of all that is good do you think the world can continue?

o America

The Louisiana Heist 


Charles C. W. Cooke
National Review Online
15 October 2013

"That so many people apparently did not recognize that they were stealing is problematic."

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COMMENTARY
Charles Cooke's almost offhand pithiness to the lack of moral comprehension says so much.

questions better not asked

Should Mothers Be Forced to Bear Disabled Children Against Their Will?


Beth Reinhard
National Journal
10 October 2013

"Abbey, a nurse who comes from a conservative Christian family in Oklahoma, never labeled herself "pro-choice" or "pro-life." Now she pictures thrusting her sonogram and medical files at the lawmakers who voted for the abortion ban. "Would you let your own baby die slowly like that?" she would ask them. "If your wife was in these circumstances, would you force her to carry that baby?" She adds now, "I don't think I could have gone on any longer, and any woman who was forced to would have lost her mind.""

[LINK NO LONGER VALID]

ADDENDUM 19 MAY 2016 (with edit for clarity set in 23 May 2016)
Readers are visiting this post of late, but the link to National Journal does not allow access. I have written to the organization in the hope of gaining a perma-link, but National Journal no longer allows any readers except those who are subscribed as members.

I am very sensitive to copyright, which is why this blog always gives links back to the original. As the organization is not able to issue a perma-link, and neither the Wayback Machine nor the Internet Archives have preserved the article, the original will remain out of reach. I leave what is posted here, however, as my own [brief] commentary follows, and enough of a quote from the original article to suggest the tone and topic of what was originally said by the article's author.

Readers who would like to go the extra step to attempt to locate an original copy should contact National Journal to see if they issue reprints to individuals (or whether the membership rule holds there, too) and/or consult their library for help in procuring a back-copy. I do not know how the Library of Congress is conducting such requests now, but suspect that somewhere, a copy of the article can be found.

Due to copyright issues, however, it would not be anything I could set out here. I leave further inquiry, with apologies for the loss of the link, to interested readers.

Contact info follows:
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12 APRIL 2016
New Study on Defective Prenatal Genes Healing Themselves

COMMENTARY
I am reblogging this story [the National Journal article] to make a point. It is an article I was not able to finish reading. I well know the stories that so easily beguile young girls and women: many there are; this is only another one.

The keenly wrought emotional impact, set to outweigh any other interpretation but the one set out on the page...

Places there are, and widening, where people are rendering themselves incapable of hearing Truth.

This is one of them.

I am old enough to have not had ultrasound when my babies were conceived. It was available, and even becoming a popular question: is it a boy or a girl?

But still novelty, rather than norm.

I knew then, as I know now, that this new science would open up a Pandora's box of choices that did not need to be set out on the table. It would require answers to questions that did not need to be asked. Yes, many babies are saved via medical intervention gained by peering into the womb at the not-yet-born.

But I do not know that such excuses the way we too readily now allow medical tests to demand choices of who will live and who must die.

With a different heart (or understanding), perhaps this poor woman might have cherished the days God had given her with that child who was not to live.

God is, after all, in charge of who lives and dies.

Not science. Not mothers...

But for the very grieving of her experience, some things can't be said to this woman, just like not telling a parent whose teen-ager has died, and all her organs were donated to others in need...

You don't tell them the truth about how organ donations are done...

what are we becoming?

Why We Should Not Forget Miriam Carey


John Grant
This Can't Be Happening
14 October 2013

"The casual acceptance of such a publicly visible killing felt amazing. Many of the responses justifying the killing seem hysterical. The hypotheticals raised that she was a danger to others and a threat to the nation’s capital city existed only in the minds of those chasing her or, after the fact, those justifying her killing. From all I have been able to learn, Miriam Carey was a lively young woman who sometimes came off as headstrong who was struggling with some kind of emotional disturbance, possibly triggered by the responsibilities of motherhood."

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COMMENTARY
Even without the reports that Miriam Carey had told an associate that Mr. Obama was talking to her, the assassination (for that is what it was) of Ms. Carey reeks of Obama's America.

It is so very much no longer a place too many of us recognize as America...

because I agree with what she says

Why I Won't Be Charitable When the SHTF


Chris Carrington
The Daily Sheeple
13 October 2013

"I will not risk the lives of myself and my family in order to be charitable, it just isn’t going to happen. Every morsel of food I give away could keep my kids going for another day. Every item of clothing I give away could have kept my kids warm in the winter, could have wrapped my future grandchildren, could get passed on to the next generation who may have no access to new clothing."

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COMMENTARY
Whole lot of people believe that, not only is an end in sight, but it may last a very long while. While I agree with the hard-core reasoning expressed in this post, I don't think the end (if and when it comes) will be long-lived. A great many still have no clue, however, that any of this is seething in the background of all.

It goes without saying, however, that if you prep, keep it a secret.

And make sure your cache is hidden. Think Anne Frank, and Nazi Germany.

rumours, and...

...Obama Ousts Top Officers After Nuke Explodes In Ocean Instead Of Charleston


Staff
We Will Not Be Disarmed
13 October 2013

"A shocking new Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) reportcirculating in the Kremlin today states that President Barack Obama, while in a rage, ousted four of the United States top ranking military officers after they refused to detonate a nuclear device “in/near” Charleston, South Carolina this past week and, instead, exploded it off the Atlantic Coast."

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COMMENTARY
Rumours and projected outcomes based on analysis of both rumour and fact are what compose the elements of most 'conspiracy theories.' I use the term here now as a badge of honour rather than disparagement. I have read them for a very long while over the past years and, although most of what they fear ends up a no-show, they are keeping the word out there, which may have an effect on outcome.

And that is the good news.

Charleston, South Carolina is where the first Civil War began. In that case, however, the Confederate forces fired on the Union occupiers.

For those who follow the ways of that 'nefarious group' that many regard as behind most of everything in the whole world that is going wrong now (and goes by at least three or four different names, depending on those who discuss a matter), symbolism is an element of much moment for at least one of them.

Further than that, the reader must make his own decisions on this one, as always. It is always easy to draw lines between dots; the problem is connecting the ones that give the right picture. For this reader, this one has a most awful connecting. Way too many military officers have been booted out of their positions under the current president. That alone requires notice.

ADDITIONAL LINK
The EU Times article