Clinton sent Ambassador Stevens to Benghazi to secretly purchase US made Stinger Missiles (MANPADS – Man Portable Air Defense Systems) with gold. Under Clinton’s direction, the State Dept had supplied the Stingers to Ansar al Sharia in Libya without Congressional approval.
So, to bring you up to speed, skinny, wimpy, homosexual Chris Stevens is running around Benghazi with gold in the back of his Range Rover and no effective bodyguard, trusting in the good will of jihadis. What could possibly go wrong?
SECSTATE Hillary Clinton had brokered the INITIAL Libya deal through Marc Turi private arms dealer based in Arizona. It should not surprise this blog’s readership that some of the Stinger Missiles ended up in Afghanistan where they were used against our own military.
On July 25th, 2012, a US Chinook helicopter was downed by one of them. Not destroyed only because the Taliban didn’t arm the missile’s warhead. The helicopter didn’t explode, but it had to land and an EOD team recovered the missile’s serial number which led back to a cache of Stinger Missiles kept in Qatar by the CIA, which Clinton’s State Department drew from. So the breadcrumbs lead back to one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington DC, intent on being the next US President.
Operation Fast and Furious didn’t work. It backfired – badly – and the conspiracy to use Mexican Drug Cartels as the straw man to generate national gun legislation that would naturally lead to confiscation didn’t work. Now, they’re going at it more directly.
(Washington Times)”…the Obama Administration believes its gun control plans won’t work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration — ideas the White House has not (yet) proposed and does not (presently) support.”
|President Obama bows to King Abdullah
Some Democrats say it was a dropped contact lens, others
speculate that he slipped on a banana peel and caught himself.
TransCanada CEO Russ Girling has argued that “the U.S. needs 10 million barrels a day of imported oil” and the debate over the proposed pipeline “is not a debate of oil versus alternative energy. This is a debate about whether you want to get your oil from Canada or Venezuela or Nigeria.”
Thomas Sowell wrote: “You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.
“Non-judgmental subsidies of counterproductive lifestyles are treating people as if they were livestock, to be fed and tended by others in a welfare state — and yet expecting them to develop as human beings have developed when facing the challenges of life themselves.
“One key fact that keeps getting ignored is that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits every year since 1994. Behavior matters and facts matter, more than the prevailing social visions or political empires built on those visions.”
Yes, I have been referred to at times as a ‘techno nerd’ because I love cool gadgets. Mia Culpa…
Nothing is immune from technical improvement, not even a stove top. (LINK)
While running for office, Dear Leader silenced all of his critics by branding them RACISTS. Lo and behold, it worked. As a member of Rev. Wright’s Black Liberation Theology cult, he had twenty years to get the syntax down.
“In the 60’s the liberal left and the Democratic Party became the champions of civil rights –a cause with which they were NOT historically associated, but events of the time conspired to make them the standard-bearers of racial equality–an unaddressed social issue in this country that plagued and highlighted some of the hypocrisy in its high-minded and lofty values from the very beginning. It was definitely time to make the American promise that so clearly burned in the minds of the Founding Fathers real for all Americans.
“Championing this cause was so successful for the Democrats as a political party, that they quite naturally took up the causes of other identified “victim” groups (women, the disabled; homosexuals, etc.); successfully leveraging their heroic stand on civil rights as proof of their concern for the oppressed and “the little guy”.
“Along the way, the Democrats picked up a few holy mantras (“Roe v Wade” and the whole abortion rights movement ; “Make Love Not War” and the entire antiwar crowd; etc.) and, about this time, they became very seriously infected with the Marxist virus that had already spread throughout Europe, despite being the cause of human misery as well as millions of deaths around the world.“The liberal left failed to notice that the American people rose to the challenge of equal rights and that society changed under the irrefutable logic of human freedom and equal opportunity for all. The promise of liberty was, after all, the founding principle of our nation.” (H/T Dr. Sanity)
It’s not so hard to understand that those who once championed the oppressed and encouraged them to be free and partake of all aspects of American society; now have become the most potent enablers of the victimhood cults that sprang up in each of these groups.Those whose identity is tied-up inextricably with being the champions the oppressed, must be sure to maintain an oppressed class–constantly seeking new victims to heroically stand for; otherwise what or who will they champion?
Not only did the liberal left exhibit almost complete blindness and fail to celebrate its greatest success , but they became more and more strident in their demands and denunciations of American society as a whole. This entire process coincided with their increasing irrelevance and loss of political power. In response, theleft is trying to change the playing field to insure that they remain relevant by switching from demands for “equal opportunity” to an insistance on “equal outcome”. Since it is impossible to achieve the latter–except in a totalitarian society, where everyone is made equally miserable; or in death itself–the left hopes to achieve new power and influence over a neverending victim class that they will have created through their policies. The paranoid style conveniently defends those policies and effortlessly maintains their defective worldview.
LindaG – Informative update. Thanks, as always, LL.
Just sharing the word, LindaG. The mainstream media is mute on so many topics, except for their undying hatred of President Trump (MAGA/build the wall/lock Her up).
Pirate enclaves do need to be leveled, and nothing does that quite as well as B-52’s. However, recognizing the need for gunnery practice, I’ll make you this bargain. The Navy can bombard from the littorals, and perhaps the B-52’s can saturation bomb exit points beyond the range of Naval gunfire. In the spirit of joint operations, of course.
The Somalis are a deeply ungrateful people, with egos that don’t match their ability. I’m sure that they could be trained to drive a cab or to butcher a hawg (Islam notwithstanding), but I wouldn’t trust those immigrants with anything more complicated. If they were to construct a bomb, it would have to be a simple one.
The Navy, naturally steps up to fund the nuclear weapon, encouraging the general public to help in any way they can (Bravo Zulu). It’s what we Navy types do. As a 1300, we prefer to take them out more personally, but NAVAIR certainly should get the right to drop the weapon on Mogadishu if they started the Go-Fund-Me initiative.
Maybe it could be pointed out to the Somalis living in Colorado that a bigger and more beautiful world awaits in Illinois, and in Chicago in specific. You could get crowd funding for the relocation campaign as well.
You’re right. Even questioning or attempting to quantify the number of Somalis in the US (potential terrorists all) is impossibly racist. The next thing that you’re likely to demand is that Rep. Omar (D-MN) remove her turban. Oh, the horror.
They’re liberals. They usually either speak in uneducated terms reserved for University terms or in a country club accent reminiscent of Thurston Howell III (see Gilligan’s Island). They’re entitled, elite and better than you. Thus they feel no need for any sort of soto voce tradecraft.
Of course. They have bodyguards. No need for guns in the hands of the great unwashed. I think that’s what Lord North said about the colonists back in the 1775 timeframe. As I recall, the march to Concord (like a picnic) was a lot more fun than the march back to Boston. Somebody ought to explain that to Beto, the fake Mexican; Liz, the fake Indian; Julian Castro – with a last name that speaks volumes; Kamala, the fake black woman; and Yang (polling somewhere south of .75%). And the effite Butt Guy who had the gall to wear a Navy uniform (disgracing us all in the process).
My sense is that the Russian Navy has nuclear missiles that work. Putting them onto submarines provides them with silos that are very difficult to kill in a first strike against Russia. The Russian Black Sea Fleet (protecting waters that they view as ‘home waters’) is effective against potential regional threats. Russia is a regional power and if we are speaking of defense, it’s capable. It is no longer a world power nor is it capable of projecting military power with its navy beyond its region in any meaningful way.
Russia has a GDP of $1.578 trillion (2017), which is just about half of that of California. And Russia is NINE TIME ZONES LONG. That alone says a great deal about what they’re able to do. They have problems that keep them occupied on defense, and they can poke the US in the eye with a stick from time to time.
No, I still don’t have Chrome. It requires me to drive for an hour, sit for an hour or so and I haven’t been well. Kidney stone issues. So I’m not completely housebound, but we all have our crosses to bear. If I felt better, I’d be in China right now.
Congratulations to Master Chief Bonderenka for a career of service, and to you for raising him. I am one of those people who believes that there are two types of ships – subs and targets. I’ve ridden on 688’s, 637’s, as supercargo, and some repurposed SPECOPS boats. That was then and this is now. Things have come a long way since I was doing those things.
I agree mostly. The new Russian submarines are good for what they do and for where they do it (North Atlantic, Arctic and Bearing Sea down to the Sea of O and the NORTHPAC. But it’s a regional presence and is almost completely defensive. Offensive military operations (outside of a nuclear conflict) would see them losing boats that are needed to protect their boomers in the Arctic.
It would be vastly embarrassing if the Russian Army had its ass handed it back by the Poles. Russia is a regional power and so is Poland and the Poles have been preparing for a defensive war against the Russians. They’d rather do it with American help and we’ve been forward deploying (and rotating) armor and anti-armor rotorcraft into that region for a few years now. Russia takes note and bristles at the thought, but there’s not much that they can do…or want to do really. As I noted in my reply to LSP (above), their GDP and their size as a nation limit their options.
I’m one of those people who believe that we have a lot more in common with the Russians than with a lot of our ‘allies’. So you can have at me for that if you wish. The Democrat/mainstream media Russia hoax has strained relations and options that we could exercise in our common interests. I believe that, along with the coup attempt, had deeper and more sinister implications in which internal US plots, and not Russian plots, were at work. Sure, the Russians engage in propaganda campaigns as a matter of fact. We do the same to them, all of the time. It’s Spy vs Spy.
We engage in espionage against them and they do the same thing. Despite popular art and films, it has been a generally gentlemanly game. They don’t kill our people and we don’t kill theirs. We didn’t in the days of the Soviet Union, either. If we stopped, would they? That’s the $64K question. I don’t think that we could. And neither could they. We do it because we like to do it and it’s a multi-hundred billion dollar industry in the USA.
The Attorney General has made an announcement. The words below are his.
Not all parts of the US are experiencing a violent trend. These areas seem to be concentrated in those areas currently under the control of Democrat leadership. The Democrat Party requires that mainstream Democrat politicians, vocally and openly, to announce their opposition to law and order, and their support of murder, anarchy, arson, and infanticide, and other forms of peaceful protest.
This is not me sounding extreme. The evidence is all around us. If you live in a Democrat run state or city, you’re in the middle of it whether you want to be or not.
The Bolsheviks, organized by George Soros, Jeff Bezos, and other Zillionaires, having gathered all the money Black Lives Matter has obligingly collected for them, are funding riots and electing idiots and using young know-nothings to clobber the Trotskyites among them.
The riots are burning down black and minority neighborhoods to punish the black for being uppity, and not voting for Hillary in great enough numbers.
The Zillionaires, have had stores and shops and pharmacies burned out and run off of minority neighborhoods, and meanwhile the mayors order the police to stand down.
Was a single hungry child fed, because these Marxists pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus? Was a single injustice rectified by withdrawing the police from the ghettos and streets?Please stop giving the Left the benefit of any doubt: they know socialism does not work to eliminate poverty or grant equality.
They know socialism does work, and works like a charm, to have the greater mass of mankind sell their souls and kiss their chains. What other power could get a police chief to bow on his knees as a votary before a pagan god, only to have those to whom he bowed beat him over the head and shoulders a week or so later?
In a press conference on Tuesday, 9 July, Ms. Lam said the government’s work on the bill had been a “total failure”.
“So I reiterate here, there is no such plan. The bill is dead.”
The IAEA announcement confirms a statement by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency. “At the moment our enrichment is at around 4.5%,” Kamalvandi said. He did not elaborate.
“Right now, the preparations for the arrival continue. It would be right if you do not push us on a precise date. The shipping is still proceeding. There are also certain dates [on which] we came to terms with [Russia],” Erdoğan said.
He now self-identifies as a black man and he has just a smidgeon less negro blood than Spartacus Booker.
Will that be enough?
Or does he need to get a tuck-and-roll job like Bruce Jenner so that he can be a ‘credible female’?
I think that the next Democrat debates need to be a sort of coming out party. The Butt guy can come out and self identify as a straight woman. Beto can come out as a Mexican lesbian. It would be one heck of a show and it could upset the polling for some time to come.
Let the freak show go on! I tell you, it’s must-see tv.
He kept the rifle, but dropped the ruck, walked in, unbuttoned his trousers and sat on the flat plywood seat worn smooth through use. His M-14 rifle, wedged against a block of wood nailed to the door, provided the locking mechanism. “Occupied”
He didn’t think any place could top a reeking navy latrine, but he always knew that he erred when he stepped through the plywood door and let the spring pull it closed behind him.
“I think we could, today, win everything. Bless his heart. Donald Trump is the gift that keeps giving to us,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in June. And with the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February, Democrats began to imagine the potential of a liberal Supreme Court. “It would enable a revival of a dramatically different role for the court: as an institution that drives social change instead of halting it,” Linda Hirshman, a social justice warrior, wrote in an opinion essay for The Washington Post.
The world didn’t react as planned either. The British, the French, Austrians, Italians and possibly also the Netherlands are in the same mode as the USA. The globalist philosophy is still there but it’s been set back fifty years or more. And the Mainstream Media didn’t see it coming.
Thoughts on 2020
|Jet powered bi-plane. It’s very fast and very loud.|
|F-22 Raptors on the apron|
|F-22 Raptor tries to shoot down a P-51 Mustang and fails to deliver…
(no, not really)
More on China (continuation from yesterday)
Finding Emotional Support in the Friendly Skies
Don’t Cry for me Venezuela
Dr. Carson unofficially dropped out of the race and I’m trying to factor that move into this informal analysis.
(3/5) Kansas (40 delegates) Trump +15 Cruz/Rubio
(3/5) Kentucky (45 delegates) Trump +10 Rubio/Cruz (Kentucky is a caucus state)
(3/5) Louisiana (46 delegates) Trump +5 Cruz/Rubio
(3/5) Maine (23 delegates) Trump +18 Rubio/Cruz
(3/6) Puerto Rico (23 delegates and 3 super delegates pledged to Cruz) Trump +25 Cruz/Rubio
(3/8) Hawaii (19 delegates) Trump +20 Rubio/Cruz
(3/8) Idaho (32 delegates) Trump +8 Cruz/Rubio
(3/8) Michigan (59 delegates) Trump +12 Cruz/Kasich
(3/8) Mississippi (39 delegates) Trump +9 Cruz/Rubio
(3/12) DC (19 delegates) Trump +12 Rubio/Cruz
(3/12 Guam (9 delegates) Trump +25 Rubio/Cruz
Or maybe I could build stuff like this as a hobby instead?
**The International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA) is an international standards organization, founded in 1897, that publishes detailed laboratory procedures for analyzing sugar.
|President Obama supports trade tariffs
to protect the price of Hawaiian sugar.
He also supports generous subsidies for
If sugar quotas were eliminated, and American consumers and business had been able to purchase 100% of their sugar in 2011 at the world price (average of 31.68 cents per pound) instead of the average U.S. price of 56.22 cents, they would have saved about $3.86 billion. In other words, by forcing Americans to pay 56.22 cents for inefficiently produced domestic sugar instead of 31.68 cents for more efficiently produced world sugar, Americans pay an additional 24.54 cents per pound for the 15.76 billion pounds of American sugar produced annually, which translates to $3.86 billion in higher costs for American consumers and businesses.
In the United States, HFCS is among the sweeteners that have primarily replaced sucrose (table sugar) in the food industry. Factors for this include governmental production quotas of domestic sugar, subsidies of U.S. corn, and an import tariff on foreign sugar, all of which combine to raise the price of sucrose to levels above those of the rest of the world, making HFCS cheaper for many sweetener applications. (Wikipedia)
High-fructose corn syrup is produced by milling corn to produce corn starch, then processing that starch to yield corn syrup, which is almost entirely glucose, and then adding enzymes that change some of the glucose into fructose. The resulting syrup (after enzyme conversion) contains approximately 42% fructose and is HFCS 42.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said, “I think that this has been our position throughout … that a real campaign against Daesh (ISIL) has to include ground elements… We are not talking about a thousand troops, but we are talking about troops on the ground that will lead the way, that will train, that will support … And I think our position remains the same and we will have to see how this progresses. Of course an American leadership in this effort is a pre-requisite,” Gargash said.
Toni Foulkes (ACORN National Board Member) wrote in “Case Study: Chicago – The Barack Obama Campaign“:
ACORN noticed [Obama] when he was organizing on the far south side of the city with the Developing Communities Project. He was a very good organizer. When he returned from law school, we asked him to help us with a lawsuit to challenge the state of Illinois’ refusal to abide by the National Voting Rights Act, also known as motor voter. .. Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5,000 of them).
Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for Senate, we were old friends.
When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, “I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That’s what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That’s the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”
The newspaper revealed that Obama’s payments to CSI for services were unusual: “For example, CSI received payments of $63,000 and $75,000 for advance work. Excluding the large payments to CSI, the average amount the Obama campaign spent with other organizations was $558.82 per check on more than 1,200 entries classified as advance work.”
According to the same Pittsburg Tribune-Review report, Citizens Services Inc. is headquartered at the same address as ACORN’s national headquarters in New Orleans. A 2006 ACORN publication describes Citizen Services Inc. as “ACORN’s campaign services entity.”
In 2008, Anita MonCrief, a woman who worked in the Strategic Writing and Research Department of ACORN Political Operations and its affiliate Project Vote from 2005 through January 2008, said ACORN acted as an unofficial arm of the Democratic Party during the election and used cash operations to keep some financial transactions under wraps.
“It has always been a Democrat operation,” she recently told WND. “They’ve never made any secrets about who they support. Their political action committees are usually set up to support these Democratic candidates.”
She said political action committees support Democrat candidates, and the at the same time voter registration drives were being conducted, the group was putting out propaganda in communities telling people not to vote for Republicans.
According to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report, she further told a Pennsylvania court before the election that the Obama camp provided ACORN with a “donor list” that enabled Project Vote to solicit contributions from Obama supporters who had “maxed out” under federal contribution limits but who could surreptitiously give more to Obama’s cause by donating to ACORN and its affiliates.
“has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systemic fraud. Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate.”
Since 1994, ACORN has received more than $53 million in federal funds, according to the report.
“Under the Obama administration, ACORN stands to receive a whopping $8.5 billion in available stimulus funds. Operationally, ACORN is a shell game played in 120 cities, 43 states and the District of Columbia through a complex structure designed to conceal illegal activities, to use taxpayer and tax-exempt dollars for partisan political purposes, and to distract investigators. Structurally, ACORN is a chess game in which senior management is shielded from accountability by multiple layers of volunteers and compensated employees who serve as pawns to take the fall for every bad act,” the report said.
The report continued, “Lobbying is a substantial part of what ACORN does. It has endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Representative Albert Wynn (D-MD), and Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD). ACORN keeps donor records from the Clinton, Kerry and Obama campaigns with the intent to engage in prohibited communications. ACORN receives federal funding yet engages in improper lobbying. ACORN and its nonprofit affiliates do not have separate accounts. Neither ACORN nor any of its affiliates have properly reported their political activities to the IRS. These harms fly under the legal radar because the IRS rarely checks for compliance. The ‘no substantial part’ test is rarely enforced and the accounts of ACORN and its affiliates are illegally commingled.”
The Census Bureau severed its ties with ACORN on Sept. 11.The Internal Revenue Service has also indicated that it is conducting a “thorough review” of its agreements with ACORN. According to Bloomberg, ACORN has has helped prepare about 150,000 free tax returns since 2004 for low-income families. Those returns have generated $190 million in tax refunds.
|Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton
“What difference does it make?”