WORDS ARE NOT RACIST

images (1)

Words are not racist. Racism is about intent. If I say a word and mean nothing racist by it, that word is not racist.

I’m a White dude. My Black friends tell me that I’m a “Nigger” all the time. I’m not offended by it. Hell, I’m one of the few White people around who can say the word to Black people and THEY aren’t offended by it.

It’s all about intent and relationships.

I get called White boy, Cracker and all kinds of things such as that by Black people. It’s because they know that I’m not concerned about faux outrage or the color of their or my skin. I’m concerned about the content of their character and their intent.

What is meant when someone speaks is more important than the words that are used. If I say; “Call a spade a spade.” to a Black person, I don’t mean it in a racist way. I mean that one should speak plain. If I call someone a Black Bastard, I’m always joking and, actually, making light of the racism that pervades cross racial relations in America.

People know who you are. They will react accordingly.

Words are tools. Words can do no harm except to the mentally and emotionally weak. The problem with America today is that we have raised a couple of generations of mentally and emotionally weak persons who embrace victimhood.

America should grow a pair and stop being offended by every utterance. Get off the phone, get off the computer, get out of your shell and get to know people.

Racism will always be with us. It is a global phenomenon. In America, it is comparatively mild. I’ve lived all over the world and the racism in other parts of the globe is virulent and deadly as compared to that of America. We have made great strides in coming to understand each other as a people. Do not discount this.

CharlieBrownRacistI think what disturbs many CRACKERS is that no matter how much they reach out, the hand is smacked back by raceprofessionals like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and those idiots on MSNBC and at Daiy Kos.

Not all of American White people give a damn about racism. They’ve got their own problems. Racism is not something that a poor or lower middle class White person is going to spend a whole lot of time thinking about when they have to struggle to put food on the table, a roof over their children’s heads and everything else that goes into surviving in consumerist America.

e61daced46044ed4e75746a84418005250ec74117e571fc8e06becf1effbd92bBefore people can come to terms fully with ideals such as racial harmony, they must be secure. Most Americans simply do not feel secure enough to spend a lot of time thinking about race. This is something that liberal elitists spend time constructing and deconstructing. The average White American just wants to get through the week and spend time at home with their family orhave a beer on a Friday Night. Some of them even have those beers with people of other races.

Perhaps, I am an outlier but I grew up with people of other races. Immigrants from India, Pakistan, Black Americans, Hispanics and Asians were my friends from grade school up through High School and in the Army.

I’m never quite certain what to make of made up, faux issues such as words that are “racist.” It all seems like hogwash to me. When I ask my Black friends about this stuff, the majority of them look at me like I’m nuts.

And when you get right down to it, Miley Cyrus is really Justin Beiber in drag.

 

Police kill Innocent Woman, Charge “Perp” at Whom they Fired with Murder

“In order to prevent an armed individual from causing harm to any members of the public or to any of the surrounding officers, Ofc. Sanguino discharges his firearm nine times striking Roach at least five times,” the report said.

gomez2

Fernanda Godinez — Police Shooting Victim

**************************************************

In order to prevent an armed individual from causing harm to the public, Officer Sanquino discharged his firearm into a public space with civilians in the line of fire subsequently missing FOUR TIMES out of NINE.  Kody Roach, the suspect, never fired a shot.

Officer Sanguino endangered the public and caused harm to the public with his reckless actions. Officer Sanquino murdered an innocent woman by firing into a public space without checking to ensure that his shots were well aimed and that there were no innocents in the immediate vicinity.

This death cannot be attributed to or blamed on the “armed individual.” This death is directly caused by Police incompetence and negligence.

This woman lost her life because the police was more interested in saving his own life than in preserving the lives of those around him.

The use of the felony murder charge has long been controversial in such cases, particularly because some have questioned why an unarmed bouncer could remove Rouch but three officers had to fire multiple shots to subdue him. We have previously discussed the sharp statistical difference between officer shootings in this country as opposed to other countries.

Officer Sanguino also caused harm and injury to a fellow officer with his recklessness, negligence and incompetence.  Certainly, Roach should be charged for his crimes.  However, he did not kill this woman.  The negligent Police officer who fired into a crowded area killed the woman.  The Police Officer should be charged with Manslaughter at the least.

This cannot stand.

This cannot continue to be the norm in America.

Police need to be held accountable for their actions.

 

The Saudi Boogie Man is Gonna Get You (not really, the Banks control everything)

10511230_964933873524079_5416140638889205468_n

I don’t get it either. We get all poofed up over one guy getting his head chopped off with a long knife. We also get our panties bunched in a wad over 10,000 deaths to nerve gas.

We get exercised not at all at deaths by drones in the hundreds and collateral damage. The American President can assassinate a US citizen based on proofs only seen by our Elite and all knowing government. We can bomb civilians “back to the stone age.” We can invade a country based on lies. And no one seems to care.

I don’t see the difference.

The invasion of Iraq caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. We invaded Iraq based on lies. While our government covered up the guilt and involvement of Saudi Arabia whom we should have invaded.

Saudi Arabia funds and/or controls ISIS and al Qaeda. Yet, we ignore this.

As long as Saudi Arabia is our ally, Islamic extremism will be a part of the reality of life on planet Earth. Yet, we pretend that this is not so.

Even the Ottomans knew better than to empower the House of Saud. Yet, the all knowing American World Police treat with the Sauds as if they are just another nation. The House of Saud and their Wahhabist animal scum are the center of the issue. Saudi Arabia is ISIS. Saudi Arabia is the original Islamic State.  

No Saudi Arabia, no Wahhabism.  

No Wahhabism, no ISIS, no al Qaida, no Muslim Brotherhood.

When will we learn?

Except we wish no longer to learn truths and deal with them. Perpetual war is more profitable for our Banks. America rots as our banks and the men behind them control the conversation and the politics and the Presidents and the Congress.

10458892_299463700238549_4832895888527287680_n

Corruption, The Extraordinary and the American Police

serpico_xlg

In the linked article, Mr Vargas states, in part, the following:

“There is a ceaseless campaign to vilify law enforcement these days.

The amplification of these voices through social media has resonated throughout mainstream media and generated a false narrative about the professionalism of police officers.”

The author tells us to judge police not as a group but as individuals.

First of all, I would hope that people treat individual Police Officers as human beings and respect them as such WHILE keeping a steady and watchful eye on these human beings in their official capacity as Police Officers and servants of the public.

Second, it is impossible to judge the police as an entity except by what we see as the result of their work. The body of work of the American police does not induce a feeling a pride nor do I see professionalism in the American Police Forces.

I have read numerous articles, research papers and books on our American Police Forces. What I have come to see is a pattern of failure. Thousands of SWAT raids per year produce results a mere 30% of the time. SWAT teams raid the wrong locations constantly. They get the wrong address from their CRIMINAL informants or, even worse, they raid, in error, a different house than that which is listed on their arrest/search warrants.

Yes, that is correct. The address on their search warrant might say 201 Westboro Ave and the Police mistakenly raid 207 Westboro Ave.

When they make these mistakes, they destroy property. They injure people in these mistaken raids. They’ve even been known to kill people in these raids. And it’s almost a given that if there is a pet such as a poodle or cockerspaniel in these homes, that pet is as good as murdered.

Mr. Vargas goes ends his opinion piece with this study in hagiography:

Police officers are not collectively a bunch of racist, boot-jacketed thugs and mindless drones. They are a group of extraordinary individuals who have willingly taken on the challenge of policing a society that has serious issues.

 

Officers didn’t create the socioeconomic environment that gives rise to violence and crime. Rather they are willingly choose to go out everyday and deal with a public that seems to believe they are the bad guys.

While I have no doubt that there exist extraordinary individuals in the police forces across this Nation, I also know that the history of American police forces is rife with corruption, brutality and inhumanity.  The examples are legion.  From the New York City scandals of the NYPD in the ’70s to the LAPD Rampart scandals of the ’90s.  Those are simply two of the most heinous examples.  Actually, it seems that the NYPD has, at least, one major scandal per decade.  Police were hired by the largest corporations in America in the early 20th Century not to protect and serve the community but to oppress and suppress the American worker.  These police forces were union busters.  They weren’t serving and protecting the community.  They were actively oppressing the community.  The Police were active partners of Gangsters such as Al Capone in the Prohibition Era.  In the South, the Police were on the front lines of the Jim Crow era oppression of minorities.  In our day, we have police raiding barber shops with Machine Guns and Military Gear simply to check licenses.  We have constant and consistent examples of police brutality and disregard for basic human rights.  Not only that but the Police constantly violate rights guaranteed to Citizens by the United States Constitution.  

Speaking to professionalism.  The police are trained to actively violate the rights of US Citizens.  They are trained to trick us into surrendering our rights voluntarily without our being aware of such.  This is police professionalism.  

Certainly, policing is a dangerous profession.  However, my answer to that is that if one is not willing to take on these risks, one should not become a police officer.  Find a profession that doesn’t produce fear so great in you that you feel the need to shoot to kill your fellow citizens.  The age of summary justice is ended.  The priority of the police should be the safety of the public.  How can the police serve the public in this manner if they are a) considered a menace to society by a large and growing portion of the citizenry and b) if they are in actuality a growing menace to society.

The Police do seem willing to go out and “deal with the public” on a daily basis.  This is, after all, their job.  However, they also seem all too willing to shoot that public in any circumstance whether there exists a genuine threat to their safety or not.  And if that threat is shown later to have not existed in reality but only in the mind of the Police Officer, they Police are also extraordinarily willing to engage in public propaganda and character assassination in order to actively obstruct justice for their victims.  

This must change.  If a Police Officer is found to be guilty of negligence, error, malfeasance or criminality, that officer must immediately be taken off the streets and that officer must be vigorously prosecuted.

Police must stop assuming guilt all around them.  This assumption of guilt has proven to cause over-zealousness in the prosecution of victims of the criminal justice system.  All too often, we are finding that citizens who have been imprisoned for crimes are innocent of the crimes for which they were prosecuted.  In many cases, the police and/or prosecution knew of the existence of evidence that exonerated these innocent citizens.  Yet, the police held back the evidence in order to gain a conviction.  Any police officer who is guilty of these heinous crimes should be tried and imprisoned.  The prosecution should serve sentence right alongside the guilty police officer.

Too often, the Police are guilty of greater criminality than the public at large.  Yet, this goes largely unpunished.  

It is time for this to change.  

Along with the War on Drugs, the Justice System in America serves oftentimes not to ensure the rights of America’s citizens but to deny rights to American citizens.  The Police are integral to each of these injustices.  

Is it any wonder in this age of instant information that the police are being thrust into the spotlight.  Heretofore, they could not be held accountable for their actions.  With the ubiquitous cell phone camera and video recorder, the police can no longer hide their actions.  This, in my opinion, is a good thing.

I hear apologists for the police state that is becoming America say that if you’ve nothing to hide, you’ve nothing to worry about.

This goes for the America Police as well.  If you are innocent, the recording of your actions is nothing to worry about.

Is this the reason that so many Police become so irate when Citizens record their actions? 

America’s Guilt and the Coming Chaos

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

People complaining about American conquest and treatment of the “Native American,” PLEASE! Just stop. This is the history of mankind. Only since World War II have we stopped the conquest and taking of land for ourselves.

I believe Israel (67), China (50s/Tibet) and Pakistan (Balochistan/49 to present day) are the last nations to take lands via conquest. Iraq tried it in the 80s but were immediately expelled by Iran. Lebanon is currently being occupied by Hezbollah which is tantamount to Iranian occupation.

Both China and Pakistan are currently and have been in contention with India over territories. China is starting to stake claims in territories that are currently in possession of nations such as Japan and the Philippines.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are in contention over the Durand Line.

Mexico and America are having extreme border issues.

Scotland wants to opt out of the UK.

The Kurds want their own nation with inclusion of territory currently possessed/claimed by Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

Iran will start making claims soon on lands occupied by the Russians.

ISIS is currently taking lands via conquest that were Syrian and Iraqi. If they grow powerful enough, they will turn towards Mekkah and possibly Iran. They’ll leave Israel for later.

Of course, there is Israel. They occupy the West Bank and Gaza as well as maintain control over an “autonomous” Arab/Islamic thugocracy in Gaza. They’ve occupy lands that are claimed by Syria as well.

I see occurring more and more in the near future conflicts over territory as the World grows more politically chaotic.

Without looking it up, I believe that the last time that America took lands by conquest was at the conclusion of the Spanish American War when we were “given” the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island, etc.

Basically, the Colonists or White Man, as labelled by Western Liberals, did nothing that the Indians (Native or aboriginal) Americans had not done themselves. There were Empires and Kingdoms in the Americas prior to the advent of European “exploration,” conquest and colonization of the Americas.

The Aztecs, Incans, Mayans, Anasazi, Pueblo and every other tribe, confederation and/or “State” in the Americas did not spring up out of the earth in the exact spot where they became the dominant political entity. They took those lands from others.

In my opinion, gnashing one’s teeth over the “sins” of others which you yourself have committed is a bit hypocritical.

That said, I look to see more conquest in the future as liberalism and the touchy feely politics of America and Western Europe recedes with the fall from influence brought on by our liberalism and “guilt” in general, and the waning of our economic superpower status due to the rise of China, India and the conflicts with Russia and Iran as well as the negative impacts of our constant and consistent incompetent meddling throughout the world. America is overreaching and it is going to hurt us in the near future. With idiot leaders such as Bush and Obama, I see nothing changing and our path is clear and downward in a dizzying spiral.

The primary power of the globe for these past 70 years has been the “petrodollar.” Russian, Iran, Scotland (if she separates successfully) as well as Venezuela are willing and even eager to sell their natural resources in other currencies as well as through a barter system. This is the center of the conflicts evolving between the US and these nations.

If Scotland successfully secedes from the UK AND decides to go off the reservation (petrodollar), look for the US to start pressuring them and calling them rogue, etc.

Once America loses the petrodollar hegemony, all bets are off. We will see a much more chaotic world.

Personally, I am very much looking forward to it.

Imagine a war between a nuclear Saudi Arabia led Gulf confederation against a nuclear levant centered Iran.

Pakistan and India going at it with Nukes.

Russia is already threatening the use of nukes over Ukraine.

We can whine about the past all we want. That past will be nothing compared to the next 100 years. As resources grow scarce, this world is going to go insane.  In the end, I believe that Western Liberalism will achieve it’s end.  However, the unintended consequences will be their own annihilation as “barbarian” tribes rise up and murder them in their self-righteous and contented sleep.  The world will be in flames in the next 100 years.  This is not new to history.  All great Empires fall.  China and Rome fell in such a manner.  When a people lose their ability to fight, their will to fight, their survival instincts, the end is not far off.  Liberals have no will to fight and nothing in which they believe.  The highest ideal of the Western Liberal is the loathing of his/her own culture.  Doom shall surely follow.

THIS IS NOT ISLAM! It’s China…the ladies want to keep that nice White complexion (but usually only Muslims do this STUPID SHIT!)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And they look strangely like these guys:

 

This is pure imbecility.  At first glance (I’ll be honest), I thought “stupid fucking Muslims.”  

This is the Asian way of staying white, I suppose.  Asian culture and “whiteness” is just downright odd.  O D D ! ! !

From Whitening creams and drinks to this insanity.

The War on Drugs ~ Unethical, Illegal, Unconstitutional

end-the-war

Laws and legislation are not always ethical or decent or good for the public. some laws are unethical. I believe that the War on Drugs was an unethical actions. It was/is a war on the Bill of Rights.

If you go back and research it, this is precisely what Nixon intended. Of course, it wasn’t a war on all citizens. Merely the citizens whom Nixon considered contemptible, beyond reach and unworthy of being allowed to exercise their freedoms.

Nixon own words can be used against him here. He stated that marijuana use was the domain of “hippies, criminals and niggers.” The war on drugs was actually a war on these people. He equated all as the same. To Nixon and his elitist scum, Black people, the youth of the ’60s and ’70s were the same as criminals.

The War On Drugs was nothing more than an attack on the Constitution of the United States. It was the beginning of the police state and the militarization of the police and the use of said forces unconstitutionally on the citizens of America.

All of these drug laws should be abolished and all of the victims of these Statist circumventions of the rights of American Citizens should be freed from the Statist bondage into which they were enslaved and with which they (we) have been oppressed these past 40 plus years.

To my way of thinking, the laws of the Drug War are no better than the Soviet laws which crushed freedom and dissent. They were used for exactly the same purpose. To crush dissent, to stifle the people, to invade our privacy, our homes and our lives.

The whole institution is heinous and the inventors, perpetuators and perpetrators of the War on Drugs should all be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity and treason against America.

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Media and Police Shootings

 

ap470585862363

Why does the media make such a deal out of White on Black Police Shootings and not the Black on White Police Shootings?

One thing that I notice is that when a White Cop shoots a Black kid. It matters very little to the average Black person that the kid may [or may not] be guilty. There is a presumption of innocence. There is a presumption of brutality. There is the immediate assumption by the Black community that the Police Officer had other means at his disposal to resolve the dispute or to bring that “perp” to Justice.

And notice that I used the abbreviation “perp.” Police seem to like this word. “Perp” is short for perpetrator.

Perpetrator. What are police saying when they use this word. They are saying perpetrator of a crime. When the police call a suspect a “perp,” they are automatically assuming guilt. In many cases, Police arrest innocent citizens whose only crime was being in the general vicinity of a crime and having the same characteristics of the assumed guilty party.

Once one is in the grasp of the police, they automatically assume one’s guilt. YOU are guilty the moment you come into contact with the police.

Back to the issue at hand.

A black person is shot by the police.

1. The police have already concluded the guilt of the person whom they shot. This is a given. Else they’d not have shot that person.

2.  The Police have automatically assumed guilt.

3.  Black citizens being fully aware of a bias within the police community brought on by decades of media portrayal of Black citizens as dangerous criminals and “gang bangers” as well as political vilification of the Black community by American politicians from Lyndon Johnson to George Herbert Walker Bush to the present day politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and John McCain assume the worst of police motives and competence in the field.

4.  American police have a “I deserve to go home to my family at night” mentality which gives them a cowardly shoot first attitude when facing the dangers of their profession. 

5.  Police are not known for their negotiation skills or for having a professional community relations dynamic.  The police in most communities are an occupying force and no longer the neighborhood police who are friends and helpers placed to serve and protect.  The “serve and protect” ethic died long ago.  Police are now militarized and aloof.  They stay in their cars.  They do not interact with the community or it is rare to see this dynamic in action.

6.  The White population of America automatically label any Black person who has an altercation with the police a “thug.”

With all of that in mind, Black citizens of America know that justice will not be served regardless of the guilt or innocence of the victim of a police shooting.  An innocent who is shot will receive no justice.  The police will make statements saying all of the right words and phrases to placate the press and the White public of America when they are found to have shot an innocent UNTIL the public loses interest.  Once the public loses interest, the police will then forget the victim.  In most cases, promises made will go unfulfilled as is happening right now with the toddler who was injured in an incompetent SWAT raid on a house in Georgia.  

Black citizens know this.  It happens time after time until finally a “Ferguson” explodes in righteous anger.  A poor black community explodes, the police respond as if they are storming Fallujah.  Peaceful protestors are lumped in with trouble makers, the press is arrested and all rights are suspended while the White Governor, White City Police Chief and other politicians make irresponsible statements and incompetently “deal with the event.”

Ferguson is a study in how NOT to navigate a civil disturbance.  The Police automatically went on the defense, pulled out their “battle rattle” and proceeded to go on the offensive.  Citizens were called animals and told that they would be killed if they exercised their rights to assemble, free speech and petition.  No State, County or City official made any real moves to hear the complaints of the people.  Outsiders such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton interfered and intervened exasperating the situation.  

Everything that a public official could do wrong was done wrong.  Incompetence and unAmerican actions were taken by the State and local governments.  The people were treated as if they were criminals.  Citizens were maced, gassed, brutalized.  The press was maced, gassed and brutalized.  Worse, yet, were the police screaming threats as if they were a legion of centurions about to storm a barbarian stronghold.

The Media, of course, saw these events as worthy of covering.  Pundits waxed poetic, idiotic, ignorant and wise.

Now, turn to the White kid who was shot by the Black Police Officer.  

The Black Police Officer shot a White kid.  The community wherein this incident occurred simply assumed guilt on the part of the White Police shooting victim and went back to their day to day business.  No White person asked questions.  No White person stopped to think that perhaps this kid didn’t deserve to be shot.  It was assumed that if the kid was shot, he was guilty of something.  No one cared that a White kid was summarily executed by the Police much less that it may have been racially motivated.  The only reason that anyone is even discussing this shooting is because of all of the media attention given to Michael Brown and Ferguson.

If the White victim of the Police summary “justice” had been killed at a less voluminous moment concerning police brutality and police militarization, the White community would not have noticed.  Add in the fact that he was only half White and that he was half Hispanic and the White Public would assume that he was guilty and wrote him off as a Latino Thug.

However, since he was half White and shot by a Police officer who happened to be Black, this is a good time for the Political Punditry and Puppetry of the Right Wing to juxtapose this victim of police brutality and summary justice against the Media attentions given to the Black victim of police brutality at the hands of a White Police Officer.  

Willie Robertson Of "Duck Dynasty" Visits FOX's "Hannity With Sean Hannity"

Note, though, that the pundits and puppets aren’t speaking to police brutality or police militarization.  Ney, they are attempting to use this to downplay race.  “See,” they say, “Black Cops kill ‘White’ kids and White folks don’t go crazy.  The media doesn’t give it the attention it deserves because it was a Black on White killing.”  Never mind police brutality, the shoot first mentality of the American Police or the heavy militarization of the American police brought about by the unconstitutional wars on terror and drugs.  Instead, they’re only interested in “I told you so” and “See, racism is all in your mind.”

Puppets and pundits are only interested in downplaying and diverting attention.

And White America is falling for it….AGAIN.

It’s pure brilliance.  FOX News is the lead actor here.  

The assumption by FOX is that the police acted correctly and that Michael Brown was guilty.  This despite the fact that American citizens are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.  They are on the side of the State even as they pretend to be on the side of State’s Rights and the Bill of Rights.  

The rest of the media are just as complicit.  They divert our attentions away from real issues constantly and consistently by covering idiot issues and non-issues such as missing rich kids in Aruba.  They fawn over political actors instead of acting as real journalists.  

The media in America, though, has a history of political fawning.  Most citizens are unaware of this but the majority of the news organizations in America were started as mouthpieces for the political parties.  Yet, we expect them to tell us the truth about events and issues in America.

The media is simply a government mouthpiece.  When their preferred party is in power, they are silent on their transgressions.  When their preferred party is not in power, they trumpet the transgressions of the other.

We expect the media to be watch dogs.  They are not.  They are puppets and pundits, liars and scoundrels of the first order.  Any journalist who attempts to tell the truth faces the same future as James Foley.

  images

 

In the meantime, if one is Wealthy in America, one is rarely guilty.  Justice in America is not real but purchased.  For the poor, it is nearly always out of reach.

Obama & Political Hostage Negotiations; Bread & Circuses

1495352_337214699771228_8114357683120430011_o

 

 

If you think about it, this is most heinous. A most heinous decision.

Obama swapped out five Gitmo prisoners for a guy who deserted and sought out the Taliban. The Obama Administration has constantly and consistently lied about the whole Bergdahl travesty. Bergdahl and family continue to be silent about the whole affair when before the family was consistent in their criticism of the American War on Terror.

Obama then refused to pay a ransom for a guy who was out there trying to find out the truth about ISIS and American policy in the Middle East.

Transparency, hope, change…Where are these ideals in the Obama Administration.

And please…PLEASE do not mention the ACA which was/is nothing more than a profit guarantor for Democratic and Obama Campaign contributors such as Pfizer, Humana, Aetna and other “Health,” Insurance and Pharmaceutical Industry giants.

Face it Democrats, Obama pulled the wool over your eyes. He’s George W. Bush the Democrat.

Hail Caeser! The Scum of the Universe.

Eat your bread and enjoy the Circus idiot Obama Zombies.

 

obama-smile-point

 

The Ottoman Empire crushed the first Islamic State (ISIS).FDR Gave It Life and Billions in Oil Revenue to Spread it’s Virus to All Corners of the Earth.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Grand Mufti of Egypt came out publicly against ISIS. Said that they are not of Islam.

When the Ottomans were in power, they blew up the Nejd when the Wahhabis first started trying to come out.

This Wahhabist nonsense that has turned Islam on it’s head is only about 250 years old. The problem is that it is the Saudi preferred Islam. Saudi Arabia has oil.

The first guy from the House of Saud to raise up and hold the Wahhabi flag was beheaded by the Ottomans. They waxed that idiot. They put down the rebellion. About 70 years passed and Egypt joined forces with Britain to put it down again.

It stayed down until Allenby let Lawrence raise the tribes in alliance to fight the Ottomans and then Britain half ass supported the nascent Saudi state. Saudi Arabia was born with Wahhabism as their national/official religion.

Then in WWII, that old senile FDR made Saudi Arabia a full ally of the West and started pumping dollars in there for oil exploration.

Suddenly, the Wahhabist were flush with dollars.

They put those dollars into spreading the very Islamic virus that the leaders of Islam had seen fit to put down. All the while, America and the West turned a blind eye…because OIL!

We did this to ourselves by allowing Saudi Arabia to become the richest oil producing nation on the planet. They took that money and spread their cancer.

Now, we ignore the root of the disease while vigorously fighting the symptoms.

Why? Because the leaders of the West are idiots…and our corporations are greedy.

They still make their money. They do not care about the chaos or the deaths of ordinary folks across the globe.

The greatest sin of America (or the West) is not racism or abu Ghraib or torture, rendition or My Lai. It is Saudi Arabia.

FDR & AMERICA CREATED THE ISLAMIC THREAT! We brought this Frankenstein to life. We are our greatest enemy.

FDR's other World War II Ally -- Josef Stalin. It seems that FDR mistakes will haunt us forever.

FDR’s other World War II Ally — Josef Stalin.
It seems that FDR mistakes will haunt us forever.

 

Barack Obama is Delusional. History Shows Him a Fool.

US President Obama waves from a golf cart in Kailua

This is President Obama’s reaction to the death of James Foley.  In the statement, he shows a naive, wishful view of World History.

Radicals are the “folks” who move history.  Radicals end nations and start nations.

Even our Founding Fathers were radicals.  Look back to the American Revolution.  The Revolutionaries carried out some nasty deeds.  Massacres…town burnings…hangings.  I’m fairly certain they beheaded a few people as well.

Obama seems to think that history is made by peaceful “folks” who suddenly agree that things should change.  I think he’s seen one too many “Faux Revolutions” in Eastern Europe.  He seems to think that those “upheavals” were the norm.  What happened when the Cold War ended and the walls came tumbling down.  The history of the era is not so bloodless as they seem.  The old regimes’ rulers died.  It’s just that they didn’t show it on TV.  The 90s upheavals were heavily sanitized here in the West.  We weren’t shown the deaths that are inevitable with any regime change.  These things are inherently violent.  

And then we had the Balkans.  Plenty of folks were killed.  Massacres were everywhere in the Balkans.  So much so that Clinton decided that he had to intervene.  Serbians hate America to this day.  

Below is the Obama delusion:

President Obama delivered the following remarks in Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant group Islamic State. Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody.

Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away.

He was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, and he was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there. Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocked the conscience of the entire world. He was 40 years old, one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release. Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all heartbroken at their loss and join them in honoring Jim and all that he did.

Now, Jim Foley’s life stands in stark contrast to his killers. Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. They abduct women and children and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims, both Sunni and Shia, by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can, for no other reason than they practice a different religion.

They declared their ambition to commit genocide against an ancient people. So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.

People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him. The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done and we act against ISIL, standing alongside others. The people of Iraq, who with our support are taking the fight to ISIL must continue coming together to expel these terrorists from their community. The people of Syria, whose story Jim Foley told, do not deserve to live under the shadow of a tyrant or terrorists. They have our support in their pursuit of a future rooted in dignity.

From governments and peoples across the Middle East, there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so that it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of this kind of nihilistic ideologies. One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century. Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security and a common set of values that are rooted in the opposite of what we saw yesterday. And we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility.

And that’s what Jim Foley stood for, a man who lived his word, who courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings, who was liked and loved by friends and family. Today, the American people will all say a prayer for those who loved Jim. All of us feel the ache of his absence. All of us morn his loss. We keep in our prayers those other Americans who are separated from their families. And we will do everything that we can to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for. May God bless and keep Jim’s memory. And may God bless the United States of America.

Most of the remarks were empty words.  Harmless.  Meant to make the Foley family feel as though the US did all it could to retrieve their son and bring him to safety.  This is and obvious lie but one that all Presidents tell the American people.  One can’t blame Obama for following in the footsteps of Reagan, Carter, FDR and LBJ.  Lies are common when Presidents speak to the America people.  

“All we have to fear is fear itself…;” said FDR.  He left out the Bankers and others who love to push America to war for profit.  After all, he was in cahoots with the Bankers.  Why would he speak truth to the power of the Bankers in American Foreign Policy.  If the American people were ever roused to the truth of American Banks…well, nothing.  Americans are too busy watching American Idol.

Obama says that no religion “teaches massacre of innocents.”  This lie ignores the commandments of God in the Old Testament and the Suras in the Qu’ran which continually command Muslims to murder the non-believer.  Until we come to terms with the truth that religions (faiths) do command murder, genocide and the killing of those who believe differently, we’re not going to successfully change the attitudes of the believers of this Earth.  We ignore the truths regarding these faiths at our own peril.  Obama should know better as he is a secularist and only pretends to be a church goer for political reasons.  It’s time, or rather it is past time, to speak the truth to these religions and of these religions.  

Christianity and Islam have blood stained histories.  That much they have in common.  Both are knee deep in the blood of innocents.  Let us speak the truth.

Obama also says that “people like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy.”  

This is half truth at best.  Stalin did not fail.  Mao did not fail.  Pol Pot did not fail.  Ho Chi Minh did not fail.  Tamerlane did not fail.  Genghis Khan did not fail.  Alexander the Great did not fail.  The radical and the violent succeed.  The radical and the violent do not fail.  To say that the future is won by those who build and not those who destroy ignores 6,000 years of human history.  Even America has destroyed.  The American North invaded the American South and destroyed it.  The American South still feels the wrath of the Northern Invasion.  

Obama’s hero Che Guevara is one of those who was a destroyer.  He believed and acted on the belief that Capitalist societies must be destroyed in order to re-build a more egalitarian society.  He acted similarly to ISIS and al Qaeda.  Che used the tactic of terrorism to destroy the governments in Central and South America.  

Perhaps, this has Obama confused.  

 

The Right to Bear Arms Shall NOT be Infringed

Militia

Militia in the War for Independence

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.’

~ Thomas Jefferson


FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE

1.  An armed man is a citizen.  An unarmed man is a subject.

2.  A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

3.  Colt:  The original point and click interface.

4.  Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.

5.  If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

6.  If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

7.  Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

8.  If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any.

9.  Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

10.  The United States Constitution (c) 1791.  All Rights Reserved.

11.  What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you not understand?

12.  The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

13.  64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

14.  Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.

15.  Know guns, know peace, know safety.  No guns, no peace, no safety.

16.  You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

17.  911:  Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.

18.  Assault is a behavior, not a device.

19.  Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.

20.  If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.

21.  Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

22.  You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.

23.  Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don’t make more.

24.  When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.

25.  The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Muslims in the Military

https://i0.wp.com/wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2009/11/07/image5567257.jpg

I work with a guy who served for over 20 years in the US Army. Did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Retired as a CW3. Currently, he’s right here with me. He’s on my team here in Afghanistan. He’s my senior mentor. Hard working guy who does anything I ask of him.

Great guy and I love the dude to death.

As a matter of fact, I was telling one of my co-workers that I’m thankful that they put him on my team a year ago.

He’s also a Muslim.

The suggestion that all Muslims should be put out of the Military is simply fear based.

I’ll admit. At one time, I felt this way. I was angry. Thought they were all loonies.  Hell, I was all for bombing Mekkah.

Then I started working with Muslims. I learned again what I knew already before 9-11. Most Muslims are just ordinary people living ordinary lives.

All Muslims should not have to pay for the insane acts of a minority.   No matter how large that minority.  Labeling all Muslims based on the actions of a few is pure and simple bigotry.  I don’t like Christianity and think that the same lunacy exists therein that exist in Islam. It hasn’t manifested itself in the same way as it has in Islam. Yet, I believe it is there. What if I demanded that all Christians should be booted from the military?

Christians would go nuts.

Same thing. Exactly the same thing.

I have met hundreds and maybe thousands of Muslims who are simple and ordinary folks. All they want is to live their lives and provide a good and decent life for their children. What most of the Muslim world lacks is a decent education and opportunities.

Hating all Muslims is not the way to go. Aiming a rifle or bombs at all Muslims is not the way to go.

It simply is not.

Targeting the right people is the way to go. Educating the masses is the way to go. Halting our support of the hideous and ridiculous criminal regime in Saudi Arabia is the way to go. Building schools and hospitals and universities in the Muslim world is the way to go.

If we start building for the future in these areas and in 20 or 30 years, the recruiting grounds for terrorism goes away.  This is a program needed every bit as much as the invasion of Iraq or Afghanistan.  Yet, we spend billions killing folks and a pittance on educating them.

First step, though, is to take out the House of Saud. As long as we are in bed with them, we are in bed with the greatest enemy of freedom and liberty.   Saudi Arabia is supposed to be the guardian of Islam,  Yet, it is Islams greatest mortal foe.  The Wests love affair with Saudi Arabia is akin to sleeping with a viper.  More closely, it’s like sleeping in a nest of vipers.

I am for banning any Wahhabi Muslim from entering the United States and for deporting any who are here and rooting them out of our military. It’s a cult of death and ignorance.

(This does not mean that I have changed my mind on the burqa, hijab or chadori.  These chains of ignorance should be banned from Islam.  They’re a throw back to darkness and a medieval attitude that has no business in a Democratic-Republican Nation.)

down at the RHQ 17 Nov 2009

Gave what might be my last class today.  Planning on rolling out of here on or about 1 March and heading to Kentucky for about a month before I move semi-permanently to Bangkok (1 year, 2 years or forever…) with my gal Unny.  Before I move over there, I gotta give my Momma some love for a couple of weeks.  She’s put up with me being over here for long enough.  I gotta give Momma some Momma Time!

This morning though.  Seems everything went wrong.  I got an email from George with my truck tax voucher.  So I decided to download it so that I could print it out later.  I downloaded it.  Slammed in my memory stick.  Thought to myself; “I better not forget this.”  Put the tax voucher on my my stick.  Walked right out of my hooch sans memory stick.

The memory stick with the class that I was scheduled to give today at the RHQ.

I jump on board the MRAP for the 20 minute ride to the RHQ.

Arrive at the RHQ.  Take off my Body Armor.  Unload my gear.  Hand off my laptop and one eye to my terps.  They set up the classroom for me.  I walk in and they ask me for my memory stick.  I start checking my pockets fearing the worst.  Of course, it’s in my laptop back at my hooch.  We start calling everyone and their mother to get us a download of the class from the Terp shack on Camp Zafar.  We’re finally able to get someone ont he phone.  Wahid and Shoaib explain to Mustafa from where he can download the class.  They tell us 20 minutes and they’ll have it to us.

I start the class with an open discussion.  Hoping that I can keep it going for 20 minutes or long enough for my class to arrive and throw it up on the wall with our one–eye.  I should have known.  No discussion with AFghans is short.  It takes at least 20 minutes to say a proper hello.  I tell my guys (Wahid, Farhad and Shoaib) that they should just abbreviate hte ceremony by saying “Hello Five Times” when they greet each other.  About 20 minutes later, the memory stick arrives.  Somehow,  Mustafa has sent us the wrong class.

Oh well, time to suck it up and go with what I know.  Luckily, I know this log stuff backwards and forwards.  If I was one of those apes who reads slides, I’d be screwed.  lol

I give the class.  It’s all  good.  We have a nice discussion.  Maybe they’ve learned something.  Maybe they haven’t.  They seemed into it as we had a pretty good discussion.  I like this format and think we should have used it a bit more in my time here.

COL Zahir, COLl Aminullah, COL Zahan and LTC Latif all stand up and give little “thank you, God Bless, God Protect You” speeches to us for coming and giving the class.  I get 10 invites to tea and for tours of the town.  More invites to come to supper at their homes.  Most of these guys, I’ve worked with for two and a half years.  It feels a bit like a re-union.  Kinda sad to be leaving all of this warm friendship behind.  They all make me promise to get down to their offices one more time before I depart.  I tell them that I’ll do my best.  COL Aminullah says; “Don’t leave like that.  It’s bad.  Come and say goodbye to us.”  Such a warm and friendly atmosphere with the guys with whom I’ve worked with over the past couple of years.

I’ll miss it.

After class, I have to stop by and see my kids.  They’re all out there playing.  As I round the corner, they spot me and yell at me.  I don’t know if they know my name or not.  lol  But I’ve finally got all four of theirs down.
Nahida, Jalil, Ali and Wazir.  Cutest little kids in Central Asia.  I purchased a little doll to give to Nahida.  And more of the balloons for the boys.  I give them cookies, candy and muffins.  I won’t lie.  It feels nice to do this.  Give these kids a little bit of friendship and it helps it feel normal over here for a few minutes when they’re smiling at me and happy and giggling.  Makes me feel happy and warm and fuzzy.  Just something small.  Brings a smile to their faces as we sit there and laugh together.  Little Jalil has taken to hugging me.  In the pics, he’s the one with his arm around my shoulders.  Nahida has even loosened up a bit and smiles more naturally now.  It’s nice to be normal for a minute or two.

Wahid snaps our pics and I take pics of them individually.  Memories, I suppose.

It was a nice visit.

Our time is up.  We head back to the trucks.  Wahid, Farhad and Shoaib head home for the day.  Nice morning for all of us.

When we get back to base, I strike gold.  Someone has dropped off a goodie box at the Chapel.  It’s full of small pillows and some teddy bears.  I snatch up a couple of them.  I’ll take them and give them to the kids tomorrow.  More smiles and more laughs.  Who could ask for anything better.  Smiles and laughter from children.  Small, much too short moments of bliss for me in Afghanistan.

Soon, though.  I’ll get my package.  I’ve ordered them all kids size UK sweatshirts.  lol  And a UK knit beanie for Nahida.  She’ll be cute all dressed up in UK blue.  lol  All three of them will be.  And I’ll definitely get pics of that.  I’ll have to post them to my blog once I leave contract.  lol  It’ll be cute and good for a few laughs with the kids.

Christmas is right around the corner.  They don’t celebrate Christmas.  Probably have no idea what it is.  But they’re going to get a small taste of it in 2009.

I hope you all are doing well out there.

Peace and Khoda Hafiz…Dave

The Liberty Limited — A Christmas Story

https://i0.wp.com/luxuryy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/royal-luxury-trains.jpg

Reprinted from the Philadelphia Daily News.  2005

AND NOW, in time for the holidays, I bring you the best Christmas story you never heard.

It started last Christmas, when Bennett and Vivian Levin were overwhelmed by sadness while listening to radio reports of injured American troops.

“We have to let them know we care,” Vivian told Bennett.

So they organized a trip to bring soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to the annual Army-Navy football game in Philly, on Dec. 3.

The cool part is, they created their own train line to do it.

Yes, there are people in this country who actually own real trains. Bennett Levin – native Philly guy, self-made millionaire and irascible former L&I commish – is one of them.

He has three luxury rail cars. Think mahogany paneling, plush seating and white-linen dining areas. He also has two locomotives, which he stores at his Juniata Park train yard.

One car, the elegant Pennsylvania, carried John F. Kennedy to the Army-Navy game in 1961 and ’62. Later, it carried his brother Bobby’s body to D.C. for burial.

“That’s a lot of history for one car,” says Bennett.https://i0.wp.com/www.luxurytrain.net/train-lux.jpg

He and Vivian wanted to revive a tradition that endured from 1936 to 1975, during which trains carried Army-Navy spectators from around the country directly to the stadium where the annual game is played.

The Levins could think of no better passengers to reinstate the ceremonial ride than the wounded men and women recovering at Walter Reed in D.C. and Bethesda, in Maryland.

“We wanted to give them a first-class experience,” says Bennett. “Gourmet meals on board, private transportation from the train to the stadium, perfect seats – real hero treatment. ”

Through the Army War College Foundation, of which he is a trustee, Bennett met with Walter Reed’s commanding general, who loved the idea.

But Bennett had some ground rules first, all designed to keep the focus on the troops alone:

No press on the trip, lest the soldiers’ day of pampering devolve into a media circus.

No politicians either, because, says Bennett, “I didn’t want some idiot making this trip into a campaign photo op. ”

And no Pentagon suits on board, otherwise the soldiers would be too busy saluting superiors to relax.

The general agreed to the conditions, and Bennett realized he had a problem on his hands.

“I had to actually make this thing happen,” he laughs.

Over the next months, he recruited owners of 15 other sumptuous rail cars from around the country – these people tend to know each other – into lending their vehicles for the day. The name of their temporary train?

The Liberty Limited .

Amtrak volunteered to transport the cars to D.C. – where they’d be coupled together for the round-trip ride to Philly – then back to their owners later.

Conrail offered to service the Liberty while it was in Philly. And SEPTA drivers would bus the disabled soldiers 200 yards from the train to Lincoln Financial Field, for the game.

https://i0.wp.com/media.lehighvalleylive.com/joe-owens_impact/photo/midshipmen-before-army-navy-game-a3582b8238842947.jpgA benefactor from the War College ponied up 100 seats to the game – on the 50-yard line – and lunch in a hospitality suite.

And corporate donors filled, for free and without asking for publicity, goodie bags for attendees:

From Woolrich, stadium blankets. From Wal-Mart, digital cameras. From Nikon, field glasses. From GEAR, down jackets.

There was booty not just for the soldiers, but for their guests, too, since each was allowed to bring a friend or family member.

The Marines, though, declined the offer. “They voted not to take guests with them, so they could take more Marines,” says Levin, choking up at the memory.

Bennett’s an emotional guy, so he was worried about how he’d react to meeting the 88 troops and guests at D.C.’s Union Station, where the trip originated. Some GIs were missing limbs. Others were wheelchair-bound or accompanied by medical personnel for the day.

“They made it easy to be with them,” he says. “They were all smiles on the ride to Philly. Not an ounce of self-pity from any of them. They’re so full of life and determination. ”

At the stadium, the troops reveled in the game, recalls Bennett. Not even Army’s lopsided loss to Navy could deflate the group’s rollicking mood.

Afterward, it was back to the train and yet another gourmet meal – heroes get hungry, says Levin – before returning to Walter Reed and Bethesda.

“The day was spectacular,” says Levin. “It was all about these kids. It was awesome to be part of it. ”

The most poignant moment for the Levins was when 11 Marines hugged them goodbye, then sang them the Marine Hymn on the platform at Union Station.

“One of the guys was blind, but he said, ‘I can’t see you, but man, you must be f—ing beautiful!’ ” says Bennett. “I got a lump so big in my throat, I couldn’t even answer him. ”

It’s been three weeks, but the Levins and their guests are still feeling the day’s love.

“My Christmas came early,” says Levin, who is Jewish and who loves the Christmas season. “I can’t describe the feeling in the air. ”

Maybe it was hope.

As one guest wrote in a thank-you note to Bennett and Vivian, “The fond memories generated last Saturday will sustain us all – whatever the future may bring. ”

God bless the Levins.

And bless the troops, every one. *

Article by Ronnie Polaneczky 2005

Read more: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/columnists/ronnie_polaneczky/Heres_a_Yule_story_that_ought_to_be_a_movie.html?page=2&c=y#ixzz17aRwZRlP
Watch sports videos you won’t find anywhere else

An amazing story of generosity.

https://i0.wp.com/image56.webshots.com/156/0/38/29/518003829VaFTcd_fs.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/US_Navy_031206-N-9693M-517_Army_and_Navy_football_players_vie_for_control_of_the_ball_during_the_104th_Army_Navy_Game.jpg