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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anti-Obama film ‘Utopia’ going nationwide

Anti-Obama film ‘Utopia’ going nationwide

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Obama vs. Romney on Russia



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Quick, Hide the Past Paul Greenberg | Jul 23, 2014

Paul Greenberg
"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."

--Party slogan, "1984"

It is an essential part of the totalitarian mentality -- excuse me, not mentality, but to use today's neo-non-word, mindset. As if approved ideas could simply be poured into the mind to set, the way concrete is. And any trace of what was once there will be covered, effaced, smoothed over. For the past must not only be hidden but, to the well-trained mindset, it never existed at all.

It's an approach as old as the French Revolution, which was not only going to create a new socio-economic system but a New Man -- just as the Bolshevik Revolution set out to do the same. And would end in the same result: total dictatorship. Bonaparte was the natural result of one revolution, Stalin of the other.

Some things never change, except maybe the name of the dictator. The Reign of Terror became the Great Purge became Mao's Cultural Revolution as one revolution followed another, each bloodier and more terrible than the last.

It's not just results that some revolutions seek to impose but finality. For there must never be any going back to the old order, the ancien regime. Louis XVI and his queen had to be guillotined, and the Tsar's family stood against a wall and mowed down. Lest any trace of the past survive to return. Or even be remembered. Except in the caricature of history the New Order would authorize.

It's not just totalitarian regimes that insist on a kind of historical amnesia: "College to remove Lee Chapel's flags" --Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 10, 2014. It seems Washington and 
Lee University is removing the Confederate flags from the place they occupied in the chapel, where one of its namesakes lies buried. A group of law students at the university objected to the flags' being displayed there, and so they had to be moved.

To quote the 
university's president, slavery was a "regrettable chapter of our history, and we must confront and try to understand this chapter."

President Kenneth Ruscio's language is itself worth confronting and trying to understand. Let's see: Slavery was "regrettable" -- like a social engagement one cannot attend, as in Mrs. and Mrs. John Doe regret they will not be able to attend high tea next Sunday a week. And we must confront human slavery, the South's "peculiar institution," to use the 
euphemism of an earlier time, by moving, not confronting, those Confederate flags. Quick, hide them away somewhere. Quick, before the children see.

But why remove only the flags? What about the general? Why even keep Lee's name as part of the university's? Not to mention Washington's. Weren't they both not just planters and generals but slaveholders?

No need to go into detail about how they both came to oppose slavery and eventually provided for the emancipation of their own slaves, which both of them had acquired largely through inheritance or marriage. That would mean going into history, which can be messy. Unlike ideology, which can be as superficial as President Ruscio's explanation for why the flags are being removed, which was as lengthy as it was superficial. Just forget all those bothersome historical details, along with slavery, the Confederacy and anything else in the past that might disturb our equilibrium -- or educate us.

Yes, the flags had to go. To quote the 
law students' letter of protest, they felt "alienation and discomfort" whenever they saw those banners. Their tender sensibilities should not have to be subjected to such a sight. It's enough to make you wonder how these law students will face up to some of the characters they may run across when they become lawyers, civil or criminal: murderers, rapists, serial killers, abortionists, chiselers small-time and big, gangsters, pimps....

Maybe these future lawyers could be given what today are called trigger-warnings, formal notices now issued by some of our more prestigious universities so their students can be forewarned, and won't risk being shocked on opening any book that deals with history, that record of mankind's follies, crimes and atrocities.

So, yes, hide those old Confederate flags away, maybe in the kind of dusty display cases museums use. Or at least call them something else, like Historical Artifacts. The way the signage for Confederate Boulevard here in Little Rock was changed to some less historically charged name.

Yes, that's the ticket. Change the name, change the past. Just as Constantinople became Istanbul, Saigon is now Ho Chi Minh City, and St. Petersburg became Petrograd, then Leningrad, and now is St. Petersburg again. What's in a name? Sometimes a whole history.
No, we wouldn't want the past to live, or even be remembered. Lest it disturb our innocence, which is not always easy to distinguish these days from what used to be recognized as just plain ignorance.

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Defining Life as related to abortion

Mike Adams
Sometimes people approach me and say that they are personally pro-life but pro-choice as a matter of public policy. In other words, they oppose abortion because they believe it is murder but wouldn't want to force their view on others who might disagree. Over Independence Day weekend, a young man from Boulder approached me and expressed a similar view but with a slightly different twist. Our constructive exchange inspired the present column.
It is very easy to correct someone who thinks that abortion is murder but isreticent to "impose" that view on others. The proper thing to do is to help him by restating his position in this manner: "So let me get this straight. You would never support abortion because you could never kill a baby. But you would never want to stop someone else from killing a baby. Does that accurately reflect your position?" As soon as he sees the flaw in his argument, the proponent is forced to reevaluate his position.
But the young man from Boulder offered up a slight variation of that argument. Instead of saying that he did not want to impose his general beliefs about abortion on others, he noted that there was disagreement over the issue of when life begins. He then asserted that he did not want to impose his precise definition of life on others. His exact words were as follows: "I believe life begins at conception, but others may have a different definition of life. They might believe it begins at birth. So, for them, abortion would not be taking a life."
It is true that there is a lack of absolute consensus on the definition of life. But an absence of consensus does not imply an absence of truth. When the shape of the earth was in dispute, the earth still had a shape. Furthermore, while not absolute, there is a remarkable degree of consensus on the definition of life. The leading texts in the science of embryology have arrived at a broad consensus that life does indeed begin at conception.
So what if some people disagree concerning the precise point at which life begins - or what if they simply don't know the answer? What are we to do with the existence of some lack of consensus (or lack of knowledge) on the matter? The best answer is to be found by examining our society’s disdain for thelegal defense of mistake of law.
Our objection to the "ignorance of the law” defense is based upon the principle that subjectivity tends to water down the moral authority of the law. To say that the illegality of murder or rape hinges on whether we are aware of its illegality is to invite relativism. The law of gravity is not contingent upon our perceptions. We did not remain suspended in the air before we learned about gravity ingrammar school. We were bound all by the law of gravity even before we were aware of its existence. Similarly, we are bound to moral laws regardless of our perceptions of them.
The more obvious objection to the "ignorance of the law" defense is that it would invite fraud. People who murder and rape will also feign ignorance in order to escape liability. This requires no further elaboration.
To tolerate subjectivity in defining life and its onset would cheapen life itself. It would also invite the murder of teens at the hands of those who assert that life begins in the twenties. Tolerance is not always admirable. In fact, it is often unworkable.
Scott Klusendorf sums the issue up nicely noting that "The science of embryology establishes that from the earliest stages of development, each of us is a distinct, living, and whole human being. True, we have yet to mature, but the kind of thing we are is clear. This is settled science. Of course, there remains a philosophical debate on how we should value humans in their earliest stages of development, but let us not confuse the value question with the empirical."
Most people know when life begins. The issue is not the value we place on the views of dissenters. The issue has always has been the value we place on life itself

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The Trifecta



 




 
Great leaders and now we want to elect some more upstanding moral citizens like the Clintons, forgetting all about their past transgressions. 
 
 
 
                    (What do you think about this???)
The 1960's hippies, protesters, and draft dodgers are running the country now!
                                          The Trifecta
 
Obama     - -                  Kerry    - -          Holder    
 
Doesn't it just give you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over too? 
 
 "If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men
shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
   Samuel Adams, 1776
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 










The millennial generation of Christians is succumbing to moral relativism in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ without offending people.  Evangelism is not inherently wrong; Jesus gave us a charge in Acts 1:8 to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth.  However, they have begun to believe that our only mandate is to share the Gospel, so they neglect the culture and moral truth.  They are willing to water down the seriousness of sin, so long as people believe in Jesus.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tennessee Ernie Ford - Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord (Live)



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Tennessee Ernie Ford - Bless This House (Live)



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Tennessee Ernie Ford - Somebody Bigger Than You And I (Live)



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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Sun has gone QUIET - weak solar cycles make for cooler weather

10:45 AM | The sun has gone quiet…solar cycle 24 continues to rank as one of the weakest cycles more than a century

solar stuff gif

Discussion

Overview
Ten days ago, the sun was quite active and peppered with several large spots. Now the sun has gone quiet and it is nearly completely blank. It appears that the solar maximum phase for solar cycle 24 may have been reached and it is not very impressive. It looks as if this solar cycle is “double-peaked” (see below) which is not all that uncommon; however, it is somewhat rare that the second peak in sunspot number during the solar max phase is larger than the first. In fact, this solar cycle continues to rank among the weakest on record which continues the recent trend for increasingly weaker cycles. The current predicted and observed size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle since Cycle 14 which had a maximum of 64.2 in February of 1906. Going back to 1755, there have been only a few solar cycles in the previous 23 that have had a lower number of sunspots during its maximum phase. For this reason, many solar researchers are calling this current solar maximum a “mini-max”. Solar cycle 24 began after an unusually deep solar minimum that lasted from 2007 to 2009. In fact, in 2008 and 2009, there were almost no sunspots, a very unusual situation during a solar minimum phase that had not happened for almost a century.

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Consequences of a weak solar cycle
First, the weak solar cycle has resulted in rather benign “space weather” in recent times with generally weaker-than-normal geomagnetic storms. By all Earth-based measures of geomagnetic and geoeffective solar activity, this cycle has been extremely quiet. However, there is some evidence that most large events such as strong solar flares and significant geomagnetic storms tend to occur in the declining phase of the solar cycle. In other words, there is still a chance for significant solar activity in the months and years ahead.

Second, it is pretty well understood that solar activity has a direct impact on temperatures at very high altitudes in a part of the Earth’s atmosphere called the thermosphere. This is the biggest layer of the Earth’s atmosphere which lies directly above the mesosphere and below the exosphere. Thermospheric temperatures increase with altitude due to absorption of highly energetic solar radiation and are highly dependent on solar activity.
Finally, if history is a guide, it is safe to say that weak solar activity for a prolonged period of time can have a negative impact on global temperatures in the troposphere which is the bottom-most layer of Earth’s atmosphere - and where we all live. There have been two notable historical periods with decades-long episodes of low solar activity. The first period is known as the “Maunder Minimum”, named after the solar astronomer Edward Maunder, and it lasted from around 1645 to 1715. The second one is referred to as the “Dalton Minimum”, named for the English meteorologist John Dalton, and it lasted from about 1790 to 1830. Both of these historical periods coincided with below-normal global temperatures in an era now referred to by many as the “Little Ice Age”. In addition, research studies in just the past couple of decades have found a complicated relationship between solar activity, cosmic rays, and clouds on Earth. This research suggests that in times of low solar activity where solar winds are typically weak; more cosmic rays reach the Earth’s atmosphere which, in turn, has been found to lead to an increase in certain types of clouds that can act to cool the Earth.
Outlook
The increasingly likely outcome for an historically weak solar cycle continues the recent downward trend in sunspot cycle strength that began over twenty years ago during solar cycle 22. If this trend continues for the next couple of cycles, then there would likely be more talk of another “grand minimum” for the sun. Some solar scientists are already predicting that the next solar cycle, #25, will be even weaker than this current one. However, it is just too early for high confidence in these predictions since some solar scientists believe that the best predictor of future solar cycle strength involves activity at the sun’s poles during a solar minimum and the next solar minimum is still likely several years away. 


I know this has got to drive the climate change environmental wackos completely NUTS. They'll say these scientists are part of a conspiracy, that the scince isn't "settled" (Like climate change is), etc. Never let facts dictate your opinion if you are a liberal and never let truth color your discussions if you are a socialist. Here's a fact: the environmental wacko programs are based upon false science and continues because goverment monies support them Cut the money and the wackos will go elsewhere for it. 

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Human rights travesty



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Saturday, July 19, 2014

6 Conundrums of American Socialism

"The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing."


Here are six Conundrums of socialism and the democrat party complaints about the United States of America:


1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer. (It is easily proven that the poorest and most dangerous cities in the USA are all run by Democrats. So why do the locals continue to elect Dems? MONEY! Dems BUY votes and the elite dems are the only ones that have money to spare. The last MS elections shows that the GOP has learned that lesson and now also buys dem votes to prop themselves up as well.)

5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in
the 21st Century

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Canadian Oil
Hmm... this is 'interesting'.
 Kind of adds a little 'dimension' to the topic-, like "the Rest of the Story".
 Kind of tarnishes the 'environmental' platform!
 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad owns all of the rail lines in the US connecting to western Canada, and they haul 80%+ of the crude from Canada to the Midwest and Texas, or charge other Short Line railroads a fee to use their tracks.
BNSF charges $30 per barrel to haul the oil, where the Keystone would cost $10 by the State Departments own estimates.
BNSF is owned by Berkshire-Hathaway whose chairman is Warren Buffet.
In the last 2 election cycles, Buffet gave extensively to democrat causes and candidates,
including $40K+ to Obama in 2012. He also bundled and hosted numerous fundraisers for Obama.
If anyone here believes the pipeline isn't being blocked by Obama on Buffets behalf, you're nuts.
Buffet could stand to lose $2B+ a year if the pipeline goes in, and he makes the same amount every year it's delayed.
This is crony capitalism at it's finest, and what is making people mad at our government and capitalist system.
Now you know the "rest of the story."
This blogger had to do a bit of research to discover the truth of this claim but it seems it is entirely correct. Buffet's entire life revolves around getting more money, Anything legal is fair game.

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Dems favor Islamic Shria Law



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