COMMENTARY | Jonathon Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, reports on a disturbing case in which a state judge in Pennsylvania threw out an assault case involving a Muslim attacking an atheist for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Judge Mark Martin, an Iraq war veteran and a convert to Islam, threw the case out in what appears to be an invocation of Sharia law.
The incident occurred at the Mechanicsburg, Pa., Halloween parade where Ernie Perce, an atheist activist, marched as a zombie Muhammad. Talaag Elbayomy, a Muslim, attacked Perce, and he was arrested by police. Read more…
There are times in our quest for preparedness where each of us will see the need to invest in certain preparedness items that are expensive, but necessary for our survival. Before any monetary investment is made, my husband and I discuss the importance of the item, why we need the investment, if it is versatile, and how it can benefit us in an emergency. Our stored food supply is the largest investment we have made thus far, however, I believe that you are more interested in the other items we have invested in. So without further adieu, here are the 5 most expensive items we have purchased: …. via Ready Nutrition.
…So why aren’t Democrats making the case that the spike in prices is a good thing? Isn’t this basically our energy policy these days? How we “win the future”? If high energy prices were to damage President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects, it would be ironic, considering the left has been telling us to set aside our “dependency”—or, as our most recent Republican president put it, “addiction”—for a long time…
Dosing livestock with antibiotics can be bad for farmers’ health. A strain of MRSA that causes skin infections and sepsis in farm workers evolved its resistance to antibiotics inside farm animals. The ST398 strain of MRSA first appeared in 2003 and is prevalent in US livestock. Humans who pick it up from animals can become dangerously ill, but it cannot yet spread from human to human. Read more…
RANT WARNING. I am tired today. I am exhausted by carrying the psychological weight of thin-skinned victims, the permanently offended class among us that wants, first, that we respect each of their ‘sensibilities’ by restricting what we say. Oh were we only referencing yelling fire in the Theater of the Absurd. Sadly, nothing that apparent, that real. No.
No nuanced and tangential reference to gender, race, nationality, bedroom practices, economic stratum or political dogma is too small to merit their laser-like scrutiny and missile-like response. It would seem that the stuff in my head is so profound a threat to their presumed rights and very existence that each of my opinions must pass muster or be scrubbed from the collective unconscious. Read more…
“… In my opinion, it is also that the Savior State displaces and destroys even the potential for my main point community and social capital. By placing oppressive, punitive, discouraging, and unreasonable forms of taxation on individuals who may otherwise extend resources of capital towards helping their neighbors, friends, and even family. In this way, then, the State has decided to oppress and retard the development of communities….”
Eleventh Circuit Finds Fifth Amendment Right Against Self Incrimination Protects Against Being Forced to Decrypt Hard Drive Contents | Volokh Conspiracy
The important decision is In re Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum Dated March 25, 2011. From the opinion by Judge Tjoflat:
We hold that the act of Doe’s decryption and production of the contents of the hard drives would sufficiently implicate the Fifth Amendment privilege. We reach this holding by concluding that (1) Doe’s decryption and production of the contents of the drives would be testimonial, not merely a physical act; and (2) the explicit and implicit factual communications associated with the decryption and production are not foregone conclusions.
First, the decryption and production of the hard drives would require the use of the contents of Doe’s mind and could not be fairly characterized as a physical act that would be nontestimonial in nature. We conclude that the decryption and production would be tantamount to testimony by Doe of his knowledge of the existence and location of potentially incriminating files; of his possession, control, and access to the encrypted portions of the drives; and of his capability to decrypt the files. Read more…
First I’m going to tell you what I look for before breaking into your home, and then I’m going to tell you how I can break into your home. I’ll even tell you what I’m doing and looking for inside your home.
A lot of people ask me why I do what I do, and why I haven’t been caught yet. Do you know what I tell them? Because people don’t realize how easy they make it for me. I shouldn’t be doing this but I need a challenge!
Here’s what I’m looking for to make your house my next target: Read more…
From the office of Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.Be sure to pay attention to the footnote which reads:“Under President Obama’s plan, gross federal debt alone would reach $75,000 per capita in 2022.”At the rate we are going, it will reach that point within the next few years. 2022 is overly optimistic in my opinion…via Libertarian News.
Farmland values in the Cornbelt are rising as fast as anytime in the past 35 years, but may be showing some indication of deceleration. Bankers throughout the five-state region in the Chicago Federal Reserve District report a 22% increase in the value of good farmland over the course of 2011. But in the seven-state Kansas City Fed District, the value of farmland rose 25% in the past year, reports FarmGateBlog…
Higher prices for grain have spurred the most significant demand for land since the 1970’s. Farm land, oil, grains…the price inflation is coming.
Just weeks after 17-day Hawaii holiday Michelle Obama takes daughters on ski trip to Aspen | Mail Online
FIRST LADY OF LUXURY TRAVEL: THE COSTLY TRIPS
SPAIN: AUGUST 2010
- Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.
- But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the 68-strong security detail, personal staff and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.
- Payment for the secret service team ran at around $281 each – nearly $98,000 for the duration of the summer break.
- Use of Air Force Two comes in at $149,900 for the round trip, not including time on the ground.
- Mrs Obama’s personal staff, of which there were an unknown number, should also be taken into account
HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010 Read more…
via The Art of Manliness, by Brett & Kate McKay on February 15, 2012
Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success came from living the virtues of frugality and industry, and his life offers us many personal finance lessons that apply to modern men just as much as they did to those living in colonial America. So without further ado, let’s dive right into uncovering some of Ben’s timeless wisdom.
1. Understand the True Value of Things Read more…
Originally posted on Evil of indifference:
“This week’s revelations that Google Inc, Twitter and other popular Internet companies have been taking liberties with customer data have prompted criticism from privacy advocates and lawmakers, along with apologies from the companies.
They are the latest in a long line of missteps by large Internet companies that have faced little punishment for pushing privacy boundaries, which are already more expansive than most consumers understand.
Despite all the chatter about online privacy and the regular introductions of proposed data protection laws in Congress, Silicon Valley is in the midst of a veritable arms race of personal data collection that is intensifying.”
Clearly, this manner of treason will get you fired Judge! better watch your step. oops, too late.
He was born in Honolulu, but there is great controversy over the authenticity of his birth certificate. He went to school at Occidental, Columbia University, and Harvard; however, hardly anyone has stepped forward with any memories of him. There is a claim that Barack Obama, Sr. is his father, but many speculate that perhaps this isn’t so-a justification for not revealing his actual birth certificate. Barack took the name of his step-father and was known as Barry Soetoro for a period of time. He attended Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi School in Jakarta but no former teachers or former classmates have come forward to brag about chumming with the President of the United States during their childhood…Western Journalism.com.
The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones…via USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
By Kellene Bishop | Preparedness Pro
If you’re a beginning prepper you may feel the need for a clear road map or checklist. If you’re currently striving to be ready for life’s curveballs, you may benefit by taking stock of your efforts with the following fundamental tips in mind
Prepping for Beginners #1: Remember, it’s a PROCESS, not a destination Read more…
In considering the prospects of a Second term for Comrade barak obama and his regime, I offer this up:
Owning a second passport through dual citizenship in another country is an integral part of international diversification. The idea is that no government should have sole power over your life or your assets. If you are the citizen of only one country, as most people are, you are essentially at the mercy of your government. Read more…
My solutions, such as they are, are grassroots solutions. We have to build things from the bottom up. Our centralized life support systems will fail over time because they’re critically dependent on tax revenues that won’t be there and cheap energy that won’t be there. These centralized systems won’t be able to deliver the goods and services we’ve come to rely on.
What we need are alternatives that come from the bottom up. The reason these work is because they operate within the trust horizon…via DollarCollapse.com.
Originally posted on Goldendawn's Survival Tips:
One might read this title and think of dangerous situations in which one person depends on another for their survival, unable or unwilling to fend for themselves. That image isn’t exactly what this post is about. It is bigger than one person. It has encompassed our entire way of living. We’re going to look at the fatal dependency our society has developed on technology.
Our society has fostered this dependency for years, nurtured it, encouraged it to grow in the guise of progress. Progress for a nation should mean empowering its citizens to stand strong on their own two feet. Progress should mean providing the knowledge and skills necessary for people to provide for themselves and their families and in turn help create a strong nation in the face of disaster. Progress should be counted by the new innovations and sharply honed processes to achieve these goals.
What we have here is not progress, but fatal dependency. Technology in and of itself is not good or bad. The dependency a society develops on technology for its very way of life, is downright evil.
Originally posted on Video Rebel's Blog:
There are 72 Threat Fusion Centers. 50 state based and 22 urban centers set up during the Bush presidency in cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. They collect information from all 16 US intelligence agencies, the CIA, FBI, the military, state and local police agencies and privately owned corporations and organizations like the ADL and SPLC which some say should be registered as agents of a foreign power Israel.
A lot of their information comes from contractors. So just how many contractors does DHS employ? Senator McCaskill said DHS doesn’t even know how many contractors there are working for them. Some estimate at one time there was as many as 200,000. If you understand bureaucracies and contractors, you will realize that these people need to justify their paychecks by finding terrorists. And that probably already includes you because you are on the Internet and have opinions.
The See Something Say Something program has expanded the source and unreliability of informants to include anyone in certain occupations that brings them into contact with the public. These include garbage collectors, cable TV installers and repairmen, carpet cleaners, dentists, doctors, truck drivers, cab drivers, clergymen, teachers, nurses and anyone with a phone who can call one of many hotlines. Callers can be motivated by an argument, a dispute over a bill or angered by a divorce. Millions of people are spying on us. And I guarantee one of them does not like you.
Preparedness Manual by J.R. Cook, aka The Kartogrpaher, April 2011 is—
This 460 page manual has a Christian bent, and is chock full of detailed information. Re-distribute as you see fit. GE.
February 9th, 2012, Santiago, Chile.
1) Number of people renouncing US citizenship: Four years of exponential growth. [Source: Bloomberg / IRS]
2011: 2048 (estimate) Read more…
also go to Mac Slavo’s site and read his comments on this. Chilling at SHTFPlan.com
The Cato Institute is singing the praises of gun ownership. The conservative think tank has released a report, “Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens,” that makes the case that law-abiding, gun-toting citizens routinely thwart criminal acts. “The vast majority of gun owners are ethical and competent,” say the authors. “That means tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns.” Read more…
… This is not a law. It’s simply a new policy that a federal agency decided to impose, in its sole discretion. And it happens every single day across the hundreds of federal agencies in Washington– a sort of ‘self-legislation’ which creates thousands of pages of new regulations that each and every American is obliged to obey. Not exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind…
In the case of FinCEN, the agency has conjured a rule creating (by their estimate) 31,000 new unpaid government spies. You might be one of them. And in the coming months, you can expect more rulings that will apply to other professions– real estate agents, pawn brokers, and just about anyone who deals in cash.
Have you reached your breaking point yet?
WASHINGTON – Inspectors searching for shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles amassed by Moammar Gaddafi and prized by terrorists can’t account for potentially thousands of them. “The frank answer is we don’t know and probably never will,” said Andrew Shapiro, an assistant secretary of State.
Inspectors have accounted for about 5,000 of the portable missiles and components. Qaddafi’s regime stockpiled about 20,000 portable missiles during his four decades in power…via APP.com
A recently published “lexicon” distributed to thousands of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) targets citizens concerned about their Second Amendment rights and the steady encroachment of the federal government, categorizing such as “militia extremists.”
The “lexicon,” marked Unclassified/For Official Use Only (FOUO), is dated November 10, 2011, and was sent out by email to law enforcement and homeland security agencies on November 14 by LaJuan E. Washington of the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
This video is a must watch, MUST. Long, but worth it. Chris hedges is a terrifying voice of reason with a solid grasp on history, policy and culture. We must move past the illusion of Dems v Reps, Liberal progressives v conservative constitutionalists, or we are simply f’d.
We may in fact be f’d regardless. GE.
… then, go here and buy his books.
Clearly, this threat from heretics must be stopped before the sheeple go off reservation en masse. I.e.:
(Reuters) – Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday. These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens,” believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.
The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard. Routine encounters with police can turn violent “at the drop of a hat,” said Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI’s counterterrorism division.
“We thought it was important to increase the visibility of the threat with state and local law enforcement,” he said…” via Reuters.
While attempting to seize guns from a man accused of domestic violence, Chichester and Epsom police officers took away firearms belonging to his family members instead, in violation of their civil rights, according to allegations contained in a lawsuit. Four members of Michael Martel Jr.’s family say he wasn’t living in their Chichester home last August when officers stormed in, taking about a dozen guns, including one from his father’s holster, according to their attorney, Richard Lehmann. It took the family 10 weeks to retrieve their firearms, according to the suit, during which time the family members suffered “injuries including mental anguish, embarrassment, violation of their privacy and the sanctity of their home, and the fear of knowing that they were left exposed and unable to defend themselves...” via Concord Monitor.
How to ZAP a Camera: Using Lasers to Temporarily Neutralize Camera Sensors via Camera Zapper
‘It’s Not the People Who Vote that Count; It’s the People Who Count the Votes’
” It is now almost 24 hours after voters in Nevada went to their caucuses to try to cast their votes and we still mysteriously only have results for 71.1% of the caucuses . The remaining caucuses that are still not reported actually make up the most populated caucuses in the entire state. We were told late last night that all the votes cast in Clark County had to be recounted to ensure accuracy before they would release any of the numbers to the press. Excuse me?…” via Examiner.com
The report, the main points of which were presented by Israel’s Channel 10 News, is based on conversations the American network held with current and former officials in Israel and the United States. The report suggests that an attack on Iran will combine air and ground faces but will not include naval forces.
The officials interviewed said that the attack will be led by the Israeli artillery, which will use Jericho 2 missiles that have a range of 2,500 kilometers. The report also says the artillery will be assisted by F-15i aircraft and Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The officials also told NBC that the operation will include ground units, but that they will not be involved in the actual attacks, focusing instead on marking targets or collecting intelligence.
The report added that the officials interviewed said that they believe the chances for an Israeli military operation in Iran are higher than 50 percent…” via Israel National News.
Originally posted on Cawdor:
Rockwell Collins has been chosen by NASA to build a communications datalink that will allow UAV integration within the national airspace.
For a Fact Sheet from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, click here.
Below I provide a links to a few offshore email providers whose servers are located overseas. With a properly configured account, you can switch to an offshore provider and still keep your existing email address:
- Neobox- http://www.neomailbox.com (Netherlands)
- e-mail.ph- http://www.e-mail.ph (Philippines)
- HongKong Mail- http://www.mymailhk.com (Hong Kong)
- mBox- http://www.mbox.com.sg (Singapore)
- Green- http://www.mails.ch (Switzerland)
- Swiss Mail- http://www.swissmail.org (Switzerland)
Remember, using these providers decreases the likelihood of your email account being confiscated or deactivated by your home government– offshore email hosting does not guarantee privacy or security unless you use encryption schemes …” via Why you need an offshore email account
“...In my opinion becoming self reliant is by far the most important thing to concentrate on. Total self reliance is the goal of most preppers that are in the community for the long run. Remember that prepping is a change in lifestyle and not just something you do just for emergencies. If you look at how dependent we are on a system that can not even sustain its self then you see how important it is to wean your self from that system...” via The Retreat.
“… catastrophic events should not be the times when humanity turns on one another; it should be a time when people stand up and do great things to help her or his fellow neighbor. Keeping your spirits high will not only encourage you to keep putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what, but it will be an attitude that will inspire those around you to continue on with the good fight. Remember, you were created for much more than merely surviving one day to the next…” via Off The Grid News