Friday, April 30, 2010
Letter from a citizen re the Fort Knox exercise controversy to MG James Milano,Commander, US Armor Center,Fort Knox
controversy that require your personal answer.
29 April 2010
MG James M. Milano
CDR, US Armor Center
Dear General Milano,
You are no doubt by now well aware of the controversy ignited by
Mark Alexander’s article “Army Preps for Tea Party
'Terrorists'.” Mr. Alexander updated his post this evening
Publisher's Note: Regarding my essay, Army Preps for Tea Party
KnoxFt. Knox this week, but an officer in the security loop
altered the scenario "in order to make it more realistic." Those
alterations were described in my essay, exactly as they appeared.
The command staff informed me that the alterations were not
approved at the command level and that the individual who
circulated the scenario through official channels will "receive
appropriate counsel." I was assured that the Command staff would
not have authorized such a scenario.
This response is all well and good, sir, but it does raise some
issues and questions that should be answered, if not now in the
court of public opinion then certainly later in front of
The over-arching concerns raised by this incident are, in order,
a. The politicization of US Army security exercise, targeting
‘US Persons’ and associated groups to which they
belong, for constitutionally protected behavior (free speech,
protest for redress of grievances; keeping and bearing arms;
expression of political/ideologic
b. The conflation of peaceful, constitutionally protected
activity, with arguably militant but mis-characterized
“violent” protest groups. (Muslim, Black-Nationalist, and left-progressive and anarchist groups, who do in fact commit violence, are seemingly never mentioned in these scenarios.)
c. The following concerns, excerpted from Alexander’s
“amateurish in its construct …the fact that it made
it out into official channels sets an ominous political
“… the scenario "misrepresents freedom loving Americans
as drunken, violent racists -- the opponents of Obama's policies
have been made the enemy of the U.S. Army.”
“... equally concerned that it appears the command staff
at Ft. Knox had signed off on this exercise.”
“One officer insisted, "The American people should require
greater accountability of their commissioned officers, that they
abide by their oath and never allow politically motivated
propaganda like this exercise on any post or base again.”
Now if I may guess, and feel free to correct me if I am wrong,
this was almost certainly a STAFFEX (Staff Exercise) or possibly
a Command Post Exercise – although I doubt that. I very
much doubt that this involved any actual ‘troop’
action. I would be very surprised if anyone, other than a few
operations and training personnel, and security types were even
aware of the exercise or participated. Such participation would
have been limited to release of ‘scenario events’
(programmed from the Master Event Scenario List aka
‘MESL’; otherwise known as “MESLs”),
acknowledgement by targeted recipients, with appropriate
(fictional) responses. Actual dispatch of the QRF is not normally
an actual part of such an exercise -- it tests and exercises
systems, chains-of-command, and responsiveness of headquarters.
As you know, occasionally these do go to the next level and
involve actual units and troops.
That being the case, I must ask the following relevant questions:
1. To what level were soldiers and units participant in this
exercise? Please specify at minimum the level of participation of
the following named organizations: 5-15 CAV (read as
“Fifth of the Fifteenth Cavalry Squadron”); 16th
Cavalry Brigade; and 194th Cavalry Brigade (both of which are
schools units – not operationally deployable maneuver
2: Were the field or operations command posts of the US Armor
Center, US Army Garrison, Fort Knox; 16th Cav Bde (QRF I), 194th
Cav Bde (QRF II), and 5-15 Cav Sqdn set up in field or simulated
3: Which office (US Armor Center, G3 or US Army Garrison, Fort
Knox, DPTMS) planned and developed the exercise? Who developed
the scenario event items, specifically the characterization of
the “threat” as a mixture of
· “White Supremacists [sic] Organizations”;
· “Local Militia Groups”;
· Anti-Government (Health-Care) Protestors;
· Tea Party
4: Who approved the scenario and the characterization of the
“threat” as “armed”; with
“combative training”; “some are former
Military Snipers”; “Some may have explosives
training/experience”; “Viable Threats have been
made”; “Many members were extremely agitated at
what they referred to as Government intervention and over
taxation in their lives….”; “Some members
have criminal records relating to explosive and weapons
5: Does Commander, Fort Knox (either one) consider it appropriate
to conflate constitutionally protected speech and civic action
seeking “a redress of grievances” (the Tea
Party’s purpose and activity) with violent, criminal
behavior? Does Commander, Fort Knox, have an opinion regarding
the political characterization evident in the conflation of
(presumably violent) “white supremacists” and
“militia groups” – without appropriate
differentiation regarding which type of group have actually been
violent in recent political history? Specifically, what about
left-leaning progressives and/or anarchists (SDS, etc.), militant
environmentalists, or Aryan/Neo-NAZI collectivists – not
constitutional militia who are defensive in nature or groups who
protest the over-reach of government? Or, as Mark Alexander
“Perhaps the author of the Ft. Knox scenario should focus
on a response plan for, say, an Islamic terrorist who attacks
unarmed troops on his own post. -- See Ft. Hood / Major Nidal
6: As noted above, Mark Alexander, Publisher The Patriot Post who
broke this story on Thursday, 29 April, published an update:
“I was contacted by senior command staff at Ft. Knox on
the afternoon of the date of publication. There was a security
exercise at Ft. Knox this week, but an officer in the security
loop altered the scenario "in order to make it more realistic."
Those alterations were described in my essay, exactly as they
appeared. The command staff informed me that the alterations were
not approved at the command level and that the individual who
circulated the scenario through official channels will 'receive
That being the case, was the person or persons responsible for
“altering the scenario” to “make it more
realistic” actually disciplined; or is that merely a
cover-up to appease concerned citizens questioning the propriety
of this event? What was the nature of the discipline?
7: Will Fort Knox publish policy guidance preventing conflation
of groups and/or individuals that participate in constitutionally
protected behavior (speaking out for redress of grievances;
protesting; keeping and bearing arms) as opposed to militant or
criminal elements that have broken laws, communicated threats,
attacked military installations?
8: Does Fort Knox gather intelligence or security information on
US citizens and groups? As you know, gathering intelligence on
‘US Persons’ is a violation of public law and
executive order whereas gathering and maintaining records on
security threats is arguably not. Where does Fort Knox draw this
line, and to what extent does the exercise as written and amended
reflect or contradict that policy?
I await your response with great interest.
From the newsgroup AMOJ. Thank you.
Permission from the writer given to reprint here.
CONSTUTIONAL CRISS IN AMERICA IS NEAR - IS IT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA OR BARRY SOETORO - WHO IS THIS MAN WHOSE PAST IS VEILED IN SECRETS AND SMOKE?
MY NEW TRUCK
I bought a new Ford Ranger and returned to the dealer yesterday because I couldn't get the radio to work.
The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated.
"Nelson," the salesman said to the radio. The radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?"
"Willie!" he continued and "On The Road Again" came from the speakers.
Then he said, "Ray Charles!", and in an instant "Georgia On My Mind" replaced Willie Nelson.
I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say, "Beethoven," I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said, "Beatles," I'd get one of their awesome songs.
Yesterday, some guy ran a red light and nearly creamed my new truck, but I swerved in time to avoid him. I yelled, "Ass Hole!" Immediately the radio responded with………
"Ladies and gentlemen, the President of United States!"
Damn I love this truck....
AND BY THE WAY...
DOES ANYONE FIND IT CURIOUS THAT THE OIL SPILL AND RIG FIRE OCCURRED ON EARTH DAY BESIDES ME?
AND WHY SWAT TEAMS ON ALL RIGS?
Take a look at those protesters. Why is one wearing a bandanna over his face? He could be a terrorist! Where was the local SWAT team?
Last night I received a strange little one line note from a friend and the second link above.
We had had an email exchange a couple of weeks ago, and since she is a California liberal, and I a New York conservative and a Constitutionalist, and instead of butting heads, we decided to agree to disagree. I thought it would end there.
But late last night she sent me the article "Imagine if the Tea Party was Black" by Tim Wise, which I consider one of the worst race-baiting articles I've ever read.
So I dissected it into paragraphs and gave a simple opinion of each. Quite frankly, the article is offensive to me. Intellect wears no color, and neither do personal attributes like conviction, morality, ethics, integrity, honesty, patriotism, or truth or the other myriad emotions and beliefs we all hold. We are just human. Political polarity is a choice, and I prefer to think for myself and act accordingly.
Violence in the street is not my kind of solution to anything, but it does have a place in the liberal mindset.
Then today I found the first link which sort of came out of nowhere and I think I agree with it. Race is the only thing that liberals have in their pitiful arsenal. You know that time and time again by reading this blog that my problem is not racism when I speak of the fraud-in-chief; the Marxist punk in the White House. It is solely his politics, his ethics, his morals, his lies, his need for secrecy, his integrity and his intolerable, relentless drive to destroy our country, sell it out as a Marxist/socialist/communist third world piece of real estate, and to destroy our Constitutional Republic. Mr. Soetoro chose his black identity, but not his bi-racial origins. And that, to me, makes him racist.
I put this up today for you to read and compare. Tell me what you think or not. Doesn't matter.
Bigotry is bigotry. It is a hateful thing. Try to bait me and it isn't going to work. Ever.
And for a comparison, please go to:
8 US Code Section 1304(e) or 1306(a)
This is the US Code law on immigration.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Comment number 4 is very relevant.
Are we really to the point of begging for the chains of microchips?
THIS IS TOO OUTRAGEOUS TO ALLOW.
NO TEA PARTY HAS BECOME VIOLENT, BUT IF YOU'RE MUSLIM OR GAY OR HISPANIC AND YOU GET OUT-OF-HAND, THROW THINGS, CAUSE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR PEOPLE - NO ONE HEARS ABOUT IT.
THIS IS THE UGLY SIDE OF BIASED MEDIA, FEDERALIZED POLICE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND THE TRAMPLING OF OUR RIGHTS TO REDRESS GOVERNMENT AND PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE.
What do you think, all you might military brass - that we're going to beat someone to death with teabags? Maybe we'll attack you with our marking pens or our flimsy oaktag signs?
How does it feel to take such insane orders from the Asshole-in-Chief?
What was it - 2 days ago I asked you to watch this? What is going on?
We CANNOT AFFORD THIS, AMERICA!
Not until we get rid of this administration can we even think of this.
The United States is rotting at the top of the heap...You can't put rotten fruit (aka Obama) in a bushel, anywhere. Rot will spread from the bottom, the middle or the top.
We need to IMPEACH THIS PRESIDENT/FRAUD.
Call Rep. John Boehner's office for the next week and tell the aide that there is support for impeachment and this is what we want. 1-877-851-6437.
Now, you KNOW you've made enough money - so let the thug in the White House confiscate YOUR hard earned money so he can take some (always) and give the rest away.
Confiscatory taxation is WRONG in America. This is exploitation of workers. Government amok, government plundering, un-American government.
Are you happy with this?
If you are, you voted for the Marxist-in-Chief, and YOU are an idiot.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
AND TELL THEM WE'RE NEAR THE TIPPING POINT. WE'VE ALREADY BOUGHT THE TAR AND THE FEATHERS.
THIS, CAP AND TRADE, OBAMACOMMIECARE IS GOING TO BURY US ALIVE!
SELL YOUR SOUL TO THIS DEVIL, PUERTO RICO.
HE IS NOT THE MESSIAH.
For all my readers, no matter where you are, this applies to you. The names will be different, the places will be different, but this is just not happening here in the USA. This is the NWO police state - and if we don't resist, this will be our fate.
International Forecaster is a great resource.
(Aren't you happy that there's a Chinese tag on nearly everything you buy?)
genetically engineered insects which target certain crops - read your science fiction. The people - that small group of people who control our governments - the global elites, are now to the point that money and comfort is nothing. They want us dead. Obamacare is part of it here in the US.
The veteran's memorial - a cross on BLM land - has been given permission to stay.
The original post is elsewhere on this blog.
HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE - STATEHOOD FOR PUERTO RICO TO INSURE A HISPANIC VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS - THERE'S MORE ON GOOGLE ABOUT IT
Combined with the amnesty bill - this will insure Obama or the Demonrats stay in office f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
This is a hotspot on the radar. We need more eyes, more ears. We need more hands.
We need to stop this squatter in the White House - his buddies that surround him, the ones in higher places, the more powerful than he, and even the UN. We have to send them packing.
Alex Jones' Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA and Jason Bermas' Invisible Empire are now available to watch on You Tube in full length for free, and we
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
See my April 26 entry for additional information.
And a tribute to Mom and Dad - and especially my father who would sing this song and do an impromptu Charleston for me at the drop of a hat and make everyone laugh. Here they are fishing during the Depression. They fished to eat, they fished for fun, and they taught me well. They gardened where there wasn't any work. And today I planted my four little tomato plants.
I did not inherit their green thumbs, unfortunately. But I can still do a Charleston!
This is a very dangerous man - dangerous to our country as a whole; dangerous to its people.
Do not believe his lies.
Our days are numbered because of him. Our days as a country with the most magnificent Constitution on the globe; our days as a proud people, living free, thinking for ourselves, to succeed, free to make decisions, to self-govern, to protect our way life of life, our families, our possessions and to defend ourselves against a draconian government.
He must be removed from office. Everything he does, everything he says is a lie.
DC is now the nest of evil.
The loose strings here - Goldman Sachs, George Soros, Al Gore, and some others I will add later.
Maybe you can pull a string and report back here in a comment.
The fraud in the White House - the Squatter - is systematically dismantling all the progress we have made in race relations. He is polarizing us - and we were to the point where race was unimportant. He is making it so.
Obama is a dangerous man.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The video in this post is incredible, and it is most important that you watch it. I believe it's the second time I've put it here. It is THAT important.
Earlier this month, hundreds of thousands of regular American citizens turned out to protest on April 15th, sending a message to the federal government that "We the People" are growing weary of excess taxation and oppressive government intrusion into our lives and private enterprises.
Is the federal government listening? No, those in power in Washington DC are turning a deaf ear to our voices. Obama has stated that he was "amused" by the Tea Party protests. Really? Amused? I have been among those protesting at Tea Party gatherings, and I can assure you that the American people are not amused by the antics of the Obama administration and their liberal progressive cronies. "We the People" are very disenchanted by our out-of-control federal government and the destructive path their agenda is taking us down.
The political forecast right now is easy to see: Unlimited Government. A federal government that literally controls every aspect of our lives, from what we eat & drink to what kind of soap we can use. From what kind of light bulbs we use to what type of power plant the electricity comes from to light the bulbs. What kind of car we can drive to what kind of fuel is used in the car. In theory they can even regulate how much we breathe with the new EPA CO2 regulations. And for every type of control or regulation the federal government imposes upon us there is another tax imposed as well, to fund the government bureaucracy that oversees the infinite, oppressive regulations.
The Founding Fathers of our nation never envisioned America to be a land where the government controlled so many aspects of personal behavior and private enterprise. They made painstaking efforts to make sure the federal government was a limited one, with few powers over the people. But the political landscape has changed, mostly over the last century, to one that now assumes the federal government has unlimited powers.
Notice that I said assumes the federal government has unlimited powers. The federal government has assumed that they have the power to do anything they want. They assume that they can pass any legislation they want, without regard to whether it is constitutional or not. They assume that they can twist the written words of the Constitution to give them power to regulate our lives with an iron fist. But do they really have the power? The answer is simple: NO.
Our Constitution has guaranteed us a Republic, in which the power resides with the people. "We the People" have elected Representives, Senators, and Presidents over the years to represent us in Washington DC, but we never gave away our power. They assumed it. Gradually at first, and now in big chunks, they have assumed powers that were never granted them by "We the People".
It is now time to take it back, to save America from the fate which waits at the end of this path: Tyranny. If we want to leave a better America for our children and grandchildren, we need to start acting now. We must oppose every piece of legislation that further taxes us and controls more of our lives. We must make sure that those who have been elected to public office and have abandoned their oath to uphold the Constitution are removed from office. We must remind those elected officials, political appointees, and civil servants who have assumed our power that "We the People" have taken our rightful place of power back and they can no longer do as they wish.
I have heard and read statements that the Tea Party movement in America is dead, that it was a "flash in the pan", that it is disorganized and has no political power. Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell recently said he could gather more people in Washington DC for a "save the puppies" event than the Tea Party did for it's protests. Do these type of statements reflect what is really happening? No. If you have participated in this true grassroots movement at all during this last year you know that it is something real, something meaningful. The Tea party is a conglomerate of different people, from different religions, different backgrounds, different political parties, and with different views on many things. But what it is (and the detractors still haven't figured out) is real Americans standing up for the freedom and liberty that we have in America, and what it boils down to is a classic right vs wrong scenario. And I feel with 100% conviction that "We the People" are right, and that is why we must continue this fight against those who want to redefine what America is all about.
Please pass this email on if you agree with what it says. We must rally more everyday Americans to come out and join us in this quest to take America back and restore it once again to the beacon of light and hope that sends the rest of the world a clear message: Freedom & Liberty For All.
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
God bless America, and may God save our great country.
A PLUM FROM DOUG CASEY - HAVANA NIGHTS - AND IT'S A COMPARISON TO THE US BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN OBAMA'S SOCIALIST STATE
I digress -
should we call it Barackracy?
Did you know that Obama admitted to Alan Keyes that he was Kenyan born? Watch this video, jot down the dates and see if you can verify...
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Keep your eye on this historical moment in history. Do not ignore this man. This trial is our last hope to regain our nation and restore the Constitution.
He asks you to be there. If you can be, be there. It will happen in May.
Dhimmitude and Obamacare, and your need to know.1. snopes.com: Health Insurance Exemptions ... Are various religious groups exempt from requirements
Had never heard the word until now---Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. Note that Muslims and certain other religions are exempt from the Obamacare penalties and it is supported by law. We are surrendering from within! The boy is leading us right down the path to total control!
Word of the Day: Dhimmitude
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to islam.
The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I John Smith, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.
Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you aren't a Christian, do you really want to pay for more than your fair share? And remember, this huge bureaucracy will only give you the minimum health care, and if you DON'T sign up willingly for this outrageous assault on our personal freedom and rights, you will be fined or put in jail or both. And the fine is an outrage. How about $250,000 for refusal? That means your assets are gone. The state will take everything you own and you will still go to jail.
"Sure, I'll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"
And more from American Thinker:
I recommend sending this post to your contacts. This is desperately important and people need to know about it - quickly.
Here's the video - No Guns for Negroes - and my black readers should watch it and mull it over, then make a choice...
because Barry Soetoro Obama doesn't want you to have guns, either.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
After you watch the video you will be angry enough to sign on to the pledge. Though it's Republican sponsored - it's right on the money (or lack thereof).
The nerve of these socialist/progressive communist/Marxists to even entertain the idea of changing our country so drastically. They should get the tar and feather treatment.
No, that isn't good enough.
Arrest and punishment to the fullest extent of the law is much better.
I knew this. I've seen him interviewed on tv. Why was this not pushed by the media?
Friday, April 23, 2010
To the person in the white truck who ran over that snake last night - I couldn't sleep because of you.
It was struggling slowly enough for me to recognize it as an injured Eastern Coachwhipsnake, Masticophis flagellum flagellum, (thank you for the ID, Dr. Bruce Means, FSU) . I turned around to get it off the road. I was halfway out of the car when you deliberately ran over the snake when you could have avoided it. It was still struggling to get to the other side in the center of the road.
When your wheel hit it, the impact made it's halves rise up - I could see its mouth open wide in a silent scream.
I took it off the road and it was still alive, and it died a few minutes later. Someone in a car passed and I'm sure, thought I was crazy.
Nevertheless, you killed a perfectly harmless snake. It wasn't venomous - in fact, this sight hunter takes small game - lizards, other snakes, small birds, eggs, turtles. These snakes kill venomous snakes and rodents and other things - not by venom, or suffocation by constriction, but by pinning their prey against the ground and disabling them with bites from strong jaws.
Its great speed and agility wasn't fast enough to avoid you.
So you killed it. It might have lived. I could have brought it home to nurse its wound and kept it until it was better - doing the best I could under the advice of a herpetologist friend - or give it to a person who keeps snakes to tend it and release it.
I doubt you subscribe to my blog. Wouldn't that be something, if unknown to you, I am speaking to you now as you read this.
For all you others - snakes, as much as I don't wish to keep them as pets and fear the venomous ones, have a place in the niche of creation and are just fellow travelers here. They make their living by controlling rodents and reptiles and frogs and such. Even if they are venomous, they would rather slither away than confront you and expend their venom.
Next time, try not to run over that snake. Believe it or not, they have their good points, and an inherent value in the chain of life.
And the camps are open, staffed and ready to receive you.
And the fraud-in-chief will become the dictator (he's already the ruler), and stay in the White House for life.
That's the end of the amazing story of the United States of America. That free people didn't take corruption into their own hands, waited too long, and got what they deserved for their blind, dumb lethargy.
You shouldn't lie to the kids.
You shouldn't lie to us "folks" about your garden.
The White House - white for purity.
And now, a hotbed of lies - from vegetables in the garden to your husband's eligibility to be president.
Interesting it was "discovered" and the news released on Earth Day.
What is this - the latest government attempt at a pandemic?
Oh, how I wish I had a paypal account (I do not ike paypal), and could legally take bets on this like I wish I had on the hoaxes of swine flu and climate change, though folks are determined to make us bow to cap and trade.
There is no antidote to this. But I'll bet our CDC will start immediately on one to save us all.
And silly me - if it's a fungus of warm climates, why did it make its appearance in Oregon from the South Seas. Simple. It hitchhiked - just like the Japanese red crabs that we caught and ate that hitchhiked across the ocean to Oregon on a ship from Japan. And wow, are they tasty critters. Had plenty of Japanese crab spaghetti when I lived in Coos Bay.
THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF NOT TRADING WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES! WE CAN BE SELF-SUFFICIENT IN ALL THINGS. But then the globalists wouldn't be able to control us.
On this - let's just wait and see. Be careful. Be prepared, and don't take chances. Be clean.
Thank you to the Casey Dispatch:
he headline from increasingly politicized and sensationalized National Geographic reads…
New Deadly Fungus Found in U.S., Has Already Killed Six
Infections from a new strain are unpreventable—and the strain is spreading. The story is here.
Reading that, you could be forgiven for thinking that a mushroom-breathed Specter of Death will soon be knocking on your door.
To which we would say, “Don’t worry about it” – just as we did back when the headlines were full of the millions of deaths soon to be chalked up to the Swine Flu pandemic and the pending widespread destruction from the rising tides of global warming.
As has become the custom, in the scramble to sell advertising, all hard analysis and scientific facts are heaved out of the window – leaving behind the feeble-minded drivel that has brought mainstream media into such low regard among anyone with an IQ above 60.
(Ed. Note: Just after I wrote that, someone sent me the following article, detailing how the “authorities” so massively misdiagnosed the Swine Flu… here’s the link.)
But if you don't - you're a terrorist
You try to protect a unique species of crayfish - you're a terrorist
If you don't try to protect that crayfish - you're a terrorist
You can't win. Bottom line - get rid of these green/climate change robots and those in government who promote them and we'll all be better off. Reason. The key to anything good is moderation and reason.
The Good News is that Bear Creek Feline Center is gaining in terms of
resident feline population. We have just added a breeding pair of
oncifelis geoffroyi. Our cadre of volunteers remains dedicated. We
continue to feed the best food, we clean our cages immaculately and we
conduct "spot on" educational tours.
So, what's the purpose of this communique? We are simply logging too
little time within our cages to enrich and bond with our cats. Our
friend Dr Antle recommends 2 hours a day per cat. How do you fit on this
scale? Too many of our cats are totally neglected as they sit, watching
4 walls. I expect that they wonder why their people aren't stopping by
with a kind voice to say hello and to give them a friendly pat on the
Many feline husbandry professionals say that a full grown, adult wild
feline kept in captivity is like a perpetual 2 year old child. Keeping
that in mind, we need your help: (1) Consider making a commitment to come
out and spend more cage time with "our babies" (2) Recruit others who
share our interests in conservation, education and preservation. (3)
Remember that we have an active feline adoption program. (4) Please
spread the word about Bear Creek's intern program for those who seek to
become licensed here in Florida.
Thanks to all for what you do for the cats!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
THAT INCLUDES TALK RADIO HOST MARK LEVIN.
THIS IS A LANDMARK CASE, IN MY OPINION, AND LT. COL. LAKIN HAS EVERY RIGHT TO QUESTION BECAUSE IF OBAMA IS A FRAUD, AND MANY OF US FEEL THAT HE IS (READ TODAY'S POSTS HERE), THE MILITARY IS BEING ORDERED TO CARRY OUT ILLEGAL ORDERS.
IT'S THE CONSTITUTION (AND LAKIN) WE ARE DEFENDING HERE!
$500,000 FOR A DEFENSE OF A SOLDIER IS VERY HIGH. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE
LAURELS THAT WOULD BE SETTLED UPON AN ATTORNEY WHO CAME FORWARD AND DEFENDED HIM SUCCESSFULLY IN A PRO BONO SITUATION?
SAINTHOOD WOULD BE AWARDED TO THAT PERSON OR TEAM.
Anti Defamation League calls for Obama TO LAUNCH MAJOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION TO DEAL WITH OBAMACARE CRITICS
Alexander's Essay – April 22, 2010
40th Earth Day Birthday
"By exclusive property, the productions of the earth and the means of subsistence are secured and preserved, as well as multiplied. What belongs to no one is wasted by every one. What belongs to one man in particular is the object of his economy and care." --James Wilson
It's that time of year again -- that time when the northern hemisphere will be warming, as it has for millions of years, except during ice ages.
Since most of the world's industrial capacity and economic wealth is located north of the equator, this means that the now-perennial onset of global warming hysteria is about to sprout into full bloom.
On 20 April 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) founded "Earth Day" in order to launch an annual "teach in" about conservation and environmental concerns.
Of course, conservation is not a bad word -- it even shares the same root word as "conservative." Indeed, our family makes every effort to use energy and resources wisely. The "waste not, want not" principle is good economic practice.
However, the Left's motives for "Earth Day" don't stop at educating folks about conservation and environmental preservation. Those objectives provide cover for a much more sinister purpose -- using ecological concern to justify all manner of government regulation and intervention.
It's no small irony that Nelson founded "Earth Day" on the centenary of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's birthday, as it was the impetus for creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Nelson modeled his anti-capitalist protests after anti-Vietnam War demonstrations of that era, and the so-called "environmental movement" he helped spawn has devolved from a pack of unwashed adolescent peaceniks and malcontents into a slick, influential and well funded cadre of Lefty politicos. (This would be the same movement that protested against nuclear energy, which yields no carbon dioxide as a byproduct of energy production.)
Nelson's cadre has managed, by way of the EPA, to implement an enormous hidden tax burden on the American people -- more than a trillion dollars last year -- in the form of runaway environmental regulations, which surreptitiously increase the prices of products and services.
The grand potentate of the modern envirofascist movement is ignoble laureate Albert Arnold Gore, the man whose global warming histrionics and globe-trotting "green technology" promotion have likely made him the world's first "carbon billionaire."
Gore and his bishopric of eco-theologists have amassed a large and growing cult of earth-worshiping Gorons, lemming-like adherents to his teachings on the end times ahead.
Gore and his socialist ilk use this cultish devotion to create a central authority over industrial production in the West through mechanisms like the Orwellian Kyoto Treaty.
It must be noted, though, that when Earth Day was gaining popularity back in the 1970s, there was growing concern that another ice age was on the horizon.
Today, the Gorons contend that the earth is heating up, and global warming is their ruse for insisting that transnational governing authorities, a global EPA if you will, must be established to control the global economy.
Christopher Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, aptly describes Gore as "green on the outside, red to the core," noting that his environmental concerns are a thinly veiled subterfuge for his socialist agenda.
Earth's climate is changing, of course. It always has, and it always will. Mean global temperatures might, in fact, have trended upward, even though many climatologists are now suggesting that the planet might be in a 10- to 30-year cooling trend.
However, Gore and company have twisted the facts to fit their agenda. Witness the recent "Climategate" e-mail scandal at the University of East Anglia, one of the world's most influential (some would say nefarious) climate-change research units. Were global warming really "settled science," its proponents wouldn't need to fudge the numbers or conspire to keep conflicting research out of peer-reviewed journals.
Commenting on the misuse of science to support political agendas, Harvard's Dr. Malcolm Ross concludes of such folly, "Freeze or fry, the problem is always industrial capitalism, and the solution is always international socialism."
Make no mistake; those who are attempting to enact global mandates are advancing, first and foremost, socialist economic agendas under the guise of concern for the global climate. The implication for liberty, in those few pockets of the world where it still exists, is ominous.
Gore's left-hand man, Barack Hussein Obama, has managed in the last month, to gain control of 17 percent of the U.S. economy (health care) in addition to the 15 percent of the economy already fully under control of the central government.
Now that hotter temperatures are in the seasonal forecast, prepare for efforts by Obama and Gore to supplant the remaining 68 percent of the economy by way of renewed hyperbole about global warming.
In March, some group of politicos on the White House Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force issued this report: "Climate-change impacts are pervasive, wide-ranging and affect the core systems of our society: transportation, ecosystems, agriculture, business, infrastructure, water and energy, among others... Climate change already is affecting the ability of federal agencies to fulfill their missions."
That would be the remaining 68 percent of the economy not yet fully nationalized.
In a 40th anniversary Earth Day dispatch from Vice Prevaricator Joe Biden, (BF-D) (subject line "Ramping Up for Earth Day"), he announced the redistribution of "$452 million in Recovery Act 'Retrofit Ramp-Up' awards."
Speaking to a group of his sycophants, Biden said, "I wonder what sometimes our constituents think when we come up with these names: The 'Retrofit Ramp-Up.'"
While I do not exactly consider myself a "constituent" of the Obama administration, I can tell you what I think of the "Retrofit Ramp-Up": Exactly what you are thinking if you are a Patriot taxpayer.
Perhaps the Ramp-Up will be as successful as the myriad of other such boondoggles.
For example, according to The Washington Times, in March "the Government Accountability Office [GAO] released a report on a $300 million Department of Energy program designed to promote commercial products that boast fashionable 'green' credentials. A team of GAO investigators with an uncharacteristically fine sense of humor submitted 20 bogus products to the department and walked away with Energy Star certification for 15 of them, including a gasoline-powered alarm clock."
The Times' editor concluded, "GAO deserves credit for illuminating the careless attitude that sets in when the greens start spending other people's money. After all, when it's being done in the name of the environment, liberal thinking is that there's no need to measure a policy's costs against the alleged benefits."
For his part in the charade, Obama released an Earth Day video in which his teleprompters claimed, "Through the Recovery Act, we've invested in clean energy and clean water infrastructure across the country. We are taking the necessary steps to keep our children safe and hold polluters accountable."
Ah, let's "invest" for the children.
Bottom line: Human activity does affect the climate. Every time you exhale CO2, you increase the concentration of that minuscule greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, but if you want to make a positive impact upon the environment, don't hold your breath. Roll up your sleeves and promote liberty and free enterprise, because, per capita, it is the free nations of the world that have the cleanest environments, and those with Socialist governments that have the worst.
Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!
In the early 1970s, my love of animals and the ability to have them at my home in California spawned an interest in homesteading, treading gently on the earth (living on a dirt street was a remarkable thing, and as late as 2000, it still wasn't paved because it was a horseman's community) by recycling, rotating crops in your garden, having a compost heap, raising your own food (which I could not do - no way could I slaughter even an old hen, goat buckling or rabbit - but their manure was great). My backyard farm animals were never harmed. I learned to harness up and drive a pony to a cart and to make great mozzarella cheese from goat milk.
That all was reasonable. I'm all for non-pollution, but I know that the earth changes - subtly, in cycles. When the earth shakes, she doesn't shake and damage or kill by meanness. It's not payback time. When the storms wash away what we have built in disregard or defiance of nature's strength and fury, it is our fault. No mere human(s) is a match to change the rhythms of the earth.
Back then, solar panels and wind power were experimental.
You, individually, can do what you want, to "save the earth", but do not tell me what to do on a global scale under the fist of the government, or at the directive of individuals like Al Gore who do a helluva lot of polluting and manipulation of an entire planet's (with help of course) population. "We" will not profit, but Al Gore will. We will bear the brunt of the heavy hand of government control. Cap and Trade is immoral. It is forcing us to comply to a hoax.
Combined with the VAT, that tax which will carry forward to be paid by us that originates the moment the product is originated and taxed at every step until we buy it, is immoral.
And so there I sat under a tree at the Earth Day celebration at Carl Gray Park last week (see the photo above), trying to sell some of my photographs. I did not do well. It was small, poorly attended, and people weren't impressed with anything. No one discussed the topic of the day.
I was armed and ready but engaged no one. There were very few.
I think people are getting wise to the fact that they have been manipulated by global lies and fearmongering.
I'm glad. To the extent that it matters to you, YOU make your personal commitment. I pick up fishing line wherever I am and destroy it, and do the same with 6-pack rings. I've seen the damage they can do. I never use pesticides outside. I do little things. A lot of "little things" count toward a big effort.
Go plant a tree or a flowering plant that will feed a hummingbird or plant some seeds that will feed you. Start there.
The earth needs carbon dioxide to flourish. I have so many green growing things on my acre that the oxygen produced must be off the scale, if there is a scale.
Don't drink the Kool-Aid the liars and fearmongers try to feed you. Do not run in blind panic to kiss the feet of the likes of Al Gore or anyone else. They are liars and thieves.
Dad used to say, "Everything in moderation". Wise words of reason.
For at least four years in high school, we ate tuna sandwiches. Her mother made it differently than mine, but it didn't matter. We both loved it. We ate it every day. Probably seven days a week for her but not for me. It was, however, the perfect school lunch.
In Oregon I learned to can my own from beautiful, firm-fleshed silvery blue tuna, and there were never enough jars to last us any time, because by then, my son was a tuna addict.
It is so sad that they are tainted with mercury.
I just had a couple of pieces of sushi (I thought I would hate it - but what I really hate are sushi jellyfish....BLECHHHH!) It's so good. But I may not eat it anymore.
Read this article and decide for yourselves.
OBAMA'S AKA LIFE AND SOME GREAT READING ON HIS FRAUDULENT PRESIDENCY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT (AND THE CO-CONSPIRATORS, TOO)