Monday, July 16, 2012


Posted by BH

The world's largest army... America 's hunters!

A blogger added up the deer license sales 
in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking 

There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin .
Allow me to restate that number: Over the last
several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.

More men under arms than in Iran .

More than France and Germany combined.

These men 
deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with
firearms, and no one was killed.

That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of 
Pennsylvania and
Michigan's 700,000 hunters, all of whom have now returned home safely.
Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia
and it literally establishes the that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states.
It's millions more.

The point?

America will forever be safe 
from foreign invasion
with that kind of home-grown firepower.

it's not just a way to fill the freezer.
It's a matter of national security.
That's why all enemies, 
foreign and domestic,
want to see us disarmed.

Food for thought, 
when next we consider gun control.

Have A Great Day!
Overall it's true, 
so if we disregard some assumptions
that hunters don't possess the same skills as soldiers,
the question would still remain...what army of 2 million would want to face 30, 40, 50 million armed citizens.



Posted By Woody Pendleton


Senate Democrats' deliver 'Christmas in July' for Team Romney

In an attempt to advance President Obama's proposal to extend the 'Bush-era tax cuts' for one year, but only for those making less than $250,000 per year, Senate Democrats drew a line in the sand that they believe has Republicans cornered so they can win the tax-cut battle; however, in reality, they gave Team Romney a second 'trump card' with which to win the election war in November.
A top Senate Democrat, Patty Murray (D-WA) set the table this morning for a serious game of political 'chicken,' warning Republicans that if they did not agree to allow federal income tax rates rise on America's top earners, her caucus was willing to let all the Bush-era tax rates expire at the end of the year and in effect, let Americans fall off what many in Washington call the "fiscal cliff," according to a FOXNews article today.
Additionally, $1.2 trillion in automatic 'sequester' budget cuts will go into effect--a product of last summer's failed [national] debt-ceiling increase deal Super Committee--that would hit the military particularly hard, as President Obama had already called on Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to cut $478 billion from the Pentagon budget.
Most economists believe that the combined negative economic effect of these two measures would likely usher the nation into a deeper recession.
But Sen. Murray indicated Democrats are willing to let the deadline pass in order to better their negotiating position.
So if we can't get a good deal, a balanced deal that calls on the wealthy to pay their fair share, then I will absolutely continue this debate into 2013 rather than lock in a long-term deal this year that throws middle-class families under the bus.
We will have a new fiscal and political reality ... If the Bush tax cuts expire, every proposal will be a tax cut proposal and the pledge to not raise taxes will no longer keep Republicans boxed in and unable to compromise.
If middle-class families start seeing more money coming out of their paychecks next year -- are Republicans really going to stand up and fight for new tax cuts for the rich?
Are they going to continue opposing the Democrats' middle-class tax cut once the slate has been wiped clean?
I think they know this would be an untenable political position. And I hope this pushes them to come to the table with real revenue now before being forced to the table if we don't get a deal before the New Year.
Sen. Murray not only made the threat in her speech today, she also preemptively argued that Republicans would be to blame if that happens--suggesting that if Republicans don't negotiate to her party's liking on the automatic 'sequester' spending cuts--her party would let those cuts happen, too.
So anyone who tells you sequestration is going to simply disappear because both sides want to avoid it is either fooling themselves, or trying to fool you. It is going to have to be replaced, and that replacement is going to have to be balanced.
Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) is totally on board with this plan too, as his spokesman, Adam Jentleson, told Fox Business Network that [Reid] has "always said that we're not changing anything until Republicans compromise and embrace a plan that includes revenues."
How strong is the hand of cards Democrats hold?
Very briefly...
After four years of stagnant job growth and high unemployment, in an economy that is persistently perceived as never having exited the recession, the plans and policies of the Obama Administration and Democrats have proven to be utter failures--with no 'hope and change' in sight.
Obama cannot run on his record--no matter how it is spun or who they blame.
And, if just maintaining the Bush tax cuts for the middle class were the "silver bullet" for our situation, after four years of having them we should have already have been making progress; instead, by all accounts, we are falling back into recession.
Finally, Senators Reid and Murray have made a seriously flawed assumption--Democrats maintain control of the Senate and retain the White House.
That is not likely because an unwavering 54% of [Likely] American [Voters] have wanted Obamacare repealed since it was signed into law over two years ago.
Now, with the Supreme Court having upheld it, the only way to repeal it is to vote Gov. Mitt Romney into the White House, and vote control of the Senate to Republicans.
That was the first November election 'trump card.'
Now, the Democrats have dealt the Republicans a second 'trump card,' because the above November election scenario is also the only way to reinstate the Bush tax cuts for everyone, and to create and implement the necessary solution for the automatic "sequester" cuts.
The second 'trump card.'
With two 'trump cards' in hand, we can let the Democrats watch the Bush tax cuts expire and sequester begin on January 1, 2013--because Barack Obama has already demonstrated how quickly things can change using 'Executive Orders,' and Mitt Romney is an expert in that arena.
This feels just like Democrats delivered us 'Christmas in July.'

 By wp:   Every day more and more we are seeing the lack of concern the Democratic Party has for our nation or its peoples welfare.  They are willing to destroy everything to attempt the continuation of their control.  What comes now is whether the GOP members surrender to the liberal communists and vote to allow them their demands for control.  Unfortunately we have seen the Republicans sell out the American people to retain their positions at the public trough.  WE SHALL SEE WHERE ANY OF THEM STAND.  FOR AMERICA OR AGAINST  AMERICA.


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Posted By Woody Pendleton


Obama: Successful people didn’t make it on their own

Posted by bh

In case you weren’t already convinced that President Obama is anti-capitalism and anti-success, his comments from a recent speech are sure to clear that confusion right up.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: And, you know, there are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me. Because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t – look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be just because I was so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something. There are a whole bunch of hard working people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
“This is great,” Glenn said on radio this morning in reaction to the President’s remarks.
Yes, successful people rely on others to help them get to where they are – Glenn is a perfect example of this – but the President took the idea to a whole different extreme when he insinuated that successful people are only successful because of the government.
That makes so much sense.
The misconception that only the people who run a company benefit from it’s success, creating that pesky 1%, is ludicrous. Glenn went around the radio room pointing out that Stu, Pat, and even Jeffy had all financially and personally benefited from Glenn’s success. They helped him become a radio superstar, and in return they have become successful as well. Glenn said that kind of mutual benefit happens when companies are run right, and when it doesn’t happen those businesses usually do not last.
With Obama’s logic in place, one has to wonder how someone like Henry Ford became so successful.
“Now I have to ask,” Glenn said sarcastically. “How was Henry Ford successful if there weren’t roads?! There weren’t roads! We had to build the roads for the cars that Henry Ford built!”
“How was he successful? How is that possible,” he continued. “Henry Ford failed three times, three times. He tried the assembly line three times. He kept going to investors, not the government, the investors and saying, Okay, I know I blew it the last time, but this time I’ve got it and then he blew it the second time. Okay, okay, okay. Guys, guys, this time I’ve got it. Finally he got it. It took him, like, 15 years.”
So can we thank the government for Ford’s success? No! But we can thank the group of private investors who believed in Ford and his idea.
“Now, Mr. Obama says that if you succeed in America you didn’t do it on your own,” Glenn said. “Well, you know, tell me something, Mr. Obama. How come Solyndra has failed? You are trying to force people. You’re forcing towns and states, you’re forcing insurance companies, you’re forcing everybody to depend on you. We don’t want to depend on you! We don’t want you! We don’t want the big, fat government in our lives!”
Based on Obama’s comments it seems as though he places no value on the individual. He is essentially saying the playing field is leveled because everyone is exactly the same.
“Give a monkey enough time and he’ll invent a car. Give a monkey enough time and he’ll write the Bible,” Glenn said. “No, he won’t. No, he won’t. Not everybody is a great writer. Not everybody is a genius. Not everybody can do what you do. We’re all unique. Whatever it is you’re doing in your job right now, I can guarantee you I can’t do it.”
“It’s such communist philosophy,” Pat added. “We are all the same. We’re all exactly the same.”

Are race riots not news? Thomas Sowell spotlights WND writer unafraid to cover black-on-white mobs

Posted by BH

author-image by Thomas Sowell
When I first saw a book with the title, “White Girl Bleed A Lot” by Colin Flaherty, I instantly knew what it was about, even though I had not seen the book reviewed anywhere, and knew nothing about the author.
That is because I had encountered that phrase before, while doing research for the four new chapters on intellectuals and race that I added to the revised edition of my own book, “Intellectuals and Society,” published this year.
That phrase was spoken by a member of a mob of young blacks who attacked whites at random at a Fourth of July celebration in Milwaukee last year. What I was appalled to learn, in the course of my research, was that such race riots have occurred in other cities across the United States in recent years – and that the national mainstream media usually ignore these riots.
Where the violence is too widespread and too widely known locally to be ignored, both the local media and public officials often describe what happened as unspecified “young people” attacking unspecified victims for unspecified reasons. But videos of the attacks often reveal both the racial nature of these attacks and the racial hostility expressed by the attackers.
Are race riots not news?

Obama speech causes Pat to run around studio screaming

Posted by BH


Posted by BH

General Motors is becoming China Motors AFTER BAILOUT BY AMERICA

Posted by BH


Posted By Woody Pendleton


Lies, Damn Lies and

Americans can afford to pay more in taxes, say liberals, after the Congressional Budget Office released a report that shows that for 2009 “federal tax rates had fallen to the lowest in 30 years,” at 17.4 percent of income according to just in time to correspond with President Barack Obama being sworn in.
The Scarecrow couldn’t make the waters recede, begin to heal the earth or make the Red Sea part, but he apparently fixed the tax tables for us while we were sleeping.
And FactCheck then reminds us- breathlessly- that taxes “fell again in his first year in office,” even though those darned Republicans lied about the Scarecrow
“Despite Republican criticisms, and Obama’s own campaign promise to raise taxes on upper-income households, the new president was a tax cutter in 2009,” says HackCheck.
There are many ways to describe the Scarecrow and President King, but as a tax-cutter?
In a disclaimer buried in the bottom of the “fact check,”- which is selflessly brought to us by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania through a generous grant of tax dollars- they say that, of course, “we offer no opinion on whether taxes are too high or too low, or just right. That’s a matter of intense national debate.”
Of course, they don’t offer any opinion.
They don’t have to.
Their liberal friends have already taken up the Battle Cry of Taxes:
Tax rates paid in 2009 lowest in 30 years, says the San Francisco Chronicle;
Fact: tax rates are at a 30-year low under Obama, says the web site Death and Taxes;
CBO: Fed tax rates hit historic low, says Politico; In 2009, Americans Paid Lowest Tax Rates In 30 Years To Federal Government, says the Huffington Post.
The message is clear: Selfish Americans are just not paying their fair share to a starving federal government.
But, as these charts from our friends at Political Calculations show, regardless of tax policy, federal tax receipts have remained stable at about 18 percent of our GDP since 1946. When rates have been above the average, it’s been during times of economic expansion- highlighted in green; and when rates have been below the average, it’s been because of recessions- highlighted in orange.
You want higher federal receipts? Then raise GDP, not the marginal tax rates on people.
Because, while Obama fiddles about taxes and fairness, the economy, which is the real engine of tax “fairness,” continues to burn.
And even as those in the top one-percent of earners have seen their tax rates go up from 28.3 percent of income, to 28.9 percent of income, the top earners now account for a smaller percentage of total tax revenue because they make less money to tax.
Thus, everyone else pays a larger share.
News flash to the economists at FactCheck: Tax rates have gone down because we suffer from an economic malaise that’s now one-third of the way into its second decade.
Obama’s done nothing but accelerate the downward trajectory of GDP growth.
That’s one way of making sure we no longer have a “bubble” economy.
Thank goodness Obama’s made this No-Growth economy “built to last.”
Or is that “built to be last?” Never really clear about that.
A progressive tax scheme, which was built to take into account a certain percentage of income in each income quintile and tax income at higher rates in the higher levels, will certainly collect revenue at a much lower rate when incomes begin to shrink and less money is concentrated in the top two quintiles.
That’s why the whole tax the rich rhetoric is wrong.
Let’s forget for a moment the fact that out of control spending and unfunded future government commitments are the real drag on the economy. You know? Small commitments like Social Security, Medicaid, Obamacare, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, all real estate holdings, student loans, the Entire Known Banking System, plus any Finance Companies Owned by Alien Life Forms- just as soon as Obama signs the executive order authorizing the take over of Little Green Banks.
The real issue is that as income levels go down, the government will have to dig deeper and deeper into the middle class to raise income tax revenue or they will have to impose some sort of Value Added, or sales tax.
Already this is happening. The CBO report demonstrates that the portion of tax revenue paid by the middle class is going up.
But the solution to that tax problem isn’t to sock it to the rich. The solution is in creating a healthy economy; an economy that grows.
Because here’s the picture dear friends: When the country has boom times again- and we will- everyone will admire those one percenters who invented the wonder drugs, or the new type digital device that makes life easier or happier or more fun.
We'll take pictures of them and read their books and admire their success.
That’s how it should be.
We will then all pay lower taxes while making more money.
Note to liberals: More money is good.
Even for the rich.


Posted by BH


Voter fraud is the big issue that may decide the outcome of this election
In Seattle, Wash., last month, Brenda Charlston received a voter registration form in the mail from the Voter Participation Center with all the blanks filled in for “Rosie Charlston,” her black Labrador who died in 1998.

The Obama supporting center says it has mailed some 5 million forms using commercially available databases to target Democratic-leaning groups such as unmarried women. What did they use in the Brenda/Rosie mailing? The dead dog mailing list?
In June, in Buford County, Va., Tim Morris received a filled-out voter registration form for “Mozart Morris” addressed to “Mo,” his dog that passed away two years before. Again, the form came in the mail from the Voter Participation Center.
In Bernalillo County, N.M., an anonymous Republican registered his dog as a voter at a voter registration booth at the University of New Mexico to show how easy it would be to defraud the system. Election officials claim they followed the law and referred the case to state prosecutors for criminal investigation of the dog owner!
Election officials throughout the country report a surge of voter registrations from animals, dead people and noncitizens.
Republicans believe Obama is depending on these registrations to win the election and want laws requiring voter ID at the polls. Democrats charge that Republicans are trying to suppress the vote to increase the odds of a Romney win.
This Democrat charge formed the basis of a lawsuit by Obama’s Department of Justice to block a Texas law that requires voter photo ID to vote. Texas is one of 26 states with such laws.
The DOJ claimed the requirement would bar eligible voters from voting and that the cost of getting the proper ID amounted to a “poll tax.” The Texas law provides for a free state ID to anyone lacking a driver’s license or other photo ID.
A study by a DOJ expert produced a long list of Texans who lacked government-issued photo ID and, it was alleged, were thereby disenfranchised. The list and the study were a fraud.
The list turned out to contain the names of 50,000 dead people, 330,377 seniors who can vote by mail without ID, 261,887 voters who included a driver’s license number on their voter registration form, 800,000 Texans who were, in fact, registered to vote and who did have a government issued photo ID.
The list also contained the names of Texans with U.S. military ID (acceptable for photo ID to vote), former Texas residents who had moved to other states, disabled voters who were exempt from the Texas photo ID law and noncitizens.
Strangely, the list of those who “lacked government issued ID” included former President George W. Bush, two state legislators and the wife of another, former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, current U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and even the Texas director of elections, Keith Ingram – who was listed not once but twice!
However, even the Texas attorney general has yet to find the names of any dogs, living or dead, on the list.
Obama’s DOJ also went after Florida for passing a similar law. It seems that Obama voters who were dead, felons or noncitizens would not get to vote.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered county election officials to examine the integrity of the voting rolls. In the first review, the names of 83,000 dead people were discovered still registered to vote.
The dead deserve representation given the estate-tax debate, but the law does not yet allow them to vote.
DOJ also objected to Florida’s insistence that felons be barred from voting.
Noncitizens were also found on the voter rolls, and Gov. Scott fought to get access to the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE, database. SAVE will allow Florida to purge the voter roll of noncitizens.
In a strange, parallel world, the Obama Agriculture Department requires ID on every cow, and now on every chicken, on every American farm.
Obama wants to trace the movement of farm animals but not illegal aliens; he wants to ID every farm animal to protect the public health but does not want to ID voters to protect the integrity of elections.
With the memory still fresh that the 2000 presidential election was decided by a handful of voters in Florida, the determination of who gets to vote in 2012 could decide who will be the next president.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Posted By Woody Pendleton


The Largest Natural Disaster In U.S. History: The Endless Drought Of 2012 Will Bake America Well Into August

Why is the heartland of the United States experiencing such a horrific drought right now?  At the moment, approximately 61 percent of the entire nation is experiencing drought conditions, and this is absolutely devastating farmers and ranchers all over the country.  Less than two weeks ago I wrote an article asking what would happen if these drought conditions persisted, and now we are finding out.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created the largest natural disaster area in U.S. history.  The USDA has declared 1,016 counties in 26 U.S. states to be disaster areas. The USDA declaration basically covered about half of the nation, and there is now no denying how horrible this drought really is.  You can see a map of this disaster area right here.  This endless drought is being compared to the nightmarish drought of 1988, and if it persists into August it could become perhaps the worst drought that America has ever seen.  The USDA says that approximately 60 percent of all corn in the country is experiencing "moderate to extreme" drought conditions.  If this drought does not end soon, the losses are going to be mind blowing.  Already, it is estimated that farmers and ranchers have suffered billions of dollars in damage.  How much worse can things get?
At the beginning of July many were hoping that we would soon see some rain and that we could still see a decent corn harvest.
Unfortunately, the drought has gotten even worse since that time.  The following is from an article in the Chicago Tribune....
The whole of Iowa was classified as abnormally dry as of July 10 and 12.7 percent of the top corn and soybean producing state was in severe drought, up from 0.8 percent the prior week.
Harder-hit Illinois, the No. 2 corn and soy state, was 66.28 percent under severe drought or worse, up from 40 percent the previous week.
Severe to exceptional drought covered 80.15 percent of Indiana, versus 68.84 percent the prior week.
Conditions in Missouri also deteriorated, with 82.54 percent of the state in severe drought or worse, compared with 78.83 percent the week before.
That is not good news.
Posted below is the latest update from the U.S. drought monitor As you can see, nearly the entire southern half of the country is extremely dry right now....
It is being projected that in some of the major corn growing areas as much as 60 percent of the crops could be lost.
Many farmers that had been desperately hoping for rain are now becoming resigned to the fact that their crops are not going to make it.  The following is from an article in the New York Times....
"Corn is anywhere from knee-high to waist-high," Gonzalee Martin, agriculture and natural resources educator with Purdue University’s Allen County extension office, told The News-Sentinel. "Much of it has already tassled with no ears at all. Much of it’s going to be completely lost"
When your livelihood depends on the weather, an endless drought can be extremely stressful.  Many farmers that had been anticipating a bumper crop this year are now faced with an utter disaster.  The following example comes from CNN....
Now, as punishing drought grips the Midwest, Villwock, 61, walks his hard-hit 4,000 acres in southwest Indiana in utter dismay.
Where there should have been tall, dark green, leafy plants, there now stand corn stalks that are waist high or, at best, chest high. They are pale in color and spindly. Fragile. Tired.
Pull back an ear's husk and you find no kernels, he says. With temperatures rising above 95 degrees, the pollen starts to die.
"It's emotionally draining," he said. "The crop got out of the ground very well. We were so optimistic. But maybe a few of us were counting our eggs before they were hatched."
So is there any hope that things are going to turn around?
Unfortunately, things do not look promising right now.  It is being projected that the Corn Belt will experience extremely high temperatures and very low rainfall all the way through mid-August.  The following report comes from agricultural meteorologists are concerned that new and frequent waves of near-100-degree temperatures and stingy rainfall will further stress crops over Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska into mid-August.
When temperatures are very high and rainfall is very low, evaporation happens very rapidly.  As notes, when the ground becomes very, very dry it can create a vicious cycle that feeds on itself....
Evaporation rates are very high into the first part of August. Soaking rain on a regular basis instead of a brief downpour is needed to be of benefit beyond a couple of days.
Turning things around in the Midwest as a whole will be a difficult task as dry ground tends to bring higher daytime temperatures, which in turn raises evaporation rates and so on.
So what does all of this mean for the rest of us?
It is going to mean higher food prices.
On Friday, the price of corn hit $7.50 a bushel.
It had been thought that the price of corn would only be about $5.00 a bushel this year.
At this point, the price of corn is up 48 percent since mid-June, and it could go a whole lot higher.
Some analysts are projecting that if this endless drought persists, we could see ten dollars for a bushel of corn and 20 dollars for a bushel of soybeans.
And yes, you will notice this at the supermarket.
In a previous article, I included a quote from a recent article by Holly Deyo about why the price of corn affects the price of so many other products....
Since 75% of grocery store products use corn as a key ingredient, expect food prices to skyrocket. Corn is also a staple in many fast foods. Corn is in ethanol and the main food source or chickens. In addition to this, maize is in many things that aren't obvious like adhesives, aluminum, aspirin, clothing starch, cosmetics, cough syrup, dry cell batteries, envelopes, fiberglass insulation, gelatin capsules, ink, insecticides, paint, penicillin, powders, rugs and carpets, stamps, talcum, toothpaste, wallpaper, and vitamins. That's just for starters...
This is a huge heads up for you to purchase corn-using products NOW before these conditions reflect in grocery goods. It will be a narrow window of opportunity.
This endless drought is also a complete and total nightmare for ranchers.
At this point, approximately 50 percent of America's pastures and ranges are in "poor" or "very poor" condition.
Back in June, that figure was only sitting at 28 percent.
So things have gotten a lot worse very quickly.
A lot of ranchers are selling off their cattle because this drought is making it very difficult to continue to feed them.  The following is from
Rauhn Panting, with the University of Idaho, who works with ranchers and farmers, says, "We're going to run out of grass. It's going to be scary." Ranchers are being advised to vacate grazing lands, weeks and even months before when they usually have to leave.
Left with only two choices, feed or sell, many are opting to sell their cattle. The Torrington Stock Market in Wyoming, has recorded that 36,000 cattle were sold in May and June of this year. The usual average for these months is 5,500. Small ranchers, with 30-50 cow/calf pairs, are being hit the hardest.
So expect higher meat prices in the fall and winter as well.
This all comes at a really bad time.  We are already on the verge of a global financial catastrophe.  Agriculture was supposed to be one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy.
Sadly, the U.S. is not the only one having problems with crops this year.
For example, in Germany farmers are actually experiencing a full-blown plague of rats.
Yes, seriously.
The following is from a recent Der Spiegel article....
Millions of field mice are overrunning the central German states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt, much to the concern of local farmers. The rodents are devastating food crops, cutting yields by up to 50 percent. Getting birds of prey to hunt the critters didn't help, and now farmers want to be allowed to use a banned rat poison.
So why is all of this happening?
Why is nature going crazy all of a sudden?

 Why is this happening??  To find the answer go to the Word of GOD.  We, as a nation, have turned against the God of our Fathers and rejected HIM as was prophesied.  We have made bad decisions  and elected people to run our nation who are non-believers in GOD or in following the laws of righteousness.  Evil has filled their hearts and they follow the lusts of their flesh unto damnation.  Until repentence comes from us as a church and as a nation we will pay the price of our rebellion.  This is only going to get worse and it will take the shedding of much blood before this turns around.  CHOOSE YOU WHO YOU WILL SERVE.  THE GOD OF MAN,SATAN OR THE GOD OF ALL CREATION.  THE CHOICE IS FOR EACH ONE OF US TO MAKE.  by the circuit rider


Posted by BH

Egypt's top general says 'certain group' won't dominate country

  • July 15, 2012: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, back center, watches as Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, second left, greets members of the American delegation before a meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)
Egypt's top general on Sunday raised the stakes in the military's political standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the armed forces will not allow a "certain group" to dominate the country.
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi's tough comments came only hours after he met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who urged him to work with President Mohammed Morsi, of the Brotherhood, on a full transition to civilian rule.
The military, which ruled after the fall last year of Hosni Mubarak, and the Brotherhood, the country's strongest political force, are in a competition over power that has intensified with Morsi's winning of the presidency last month. Days before Morsi was sworn in on June 30, the Brotherhood-led parliament was dissolved and the generals gave themselves legislative and budgetary authority and control over the process of drafting a new constitution, put severe limits on the president's authority.
In his comments Sunday, Tantawi did not specify the Brotherhood, but his reference that the military would not allow the group to hold sway was clear.
"Egypt will never fall. It belongs to all Egyptians and not to a certain group — the armed forces will not allow it," Tantawi told reporters after a handover ceremony for the transfer of command of the armed forces' 2nd Army in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.
"The armed forces will not allow anyone, especially those pushed from outside, to distract it from its role as the protector of Egypt," he said. "The army will never commit treason and will continue to perform its duties until Egypt reaches the shores of safety."
Tantawi has made similar comments at least once in the past, but it was the first time he made the statement since Morsi's inauguration. It was an authoritative signal that the military has no intention of giving the Brotherhood a free rein.
Tantawi, Mubarak's defense minister for 20 years, is the most senior of the generals who took power after Mubarak's ouster 17 months ago.
The military and the Brotherhood have bad blood since the 1950s, when then-president Gamal Abdel-Nasser jailed the group's leaders and hundreds if its members. He ordered another crackdown in the early 1960s, jailing some again and executing a few. Mubarak spent most of his 29 years in office chasing after the Brotherhood, jailing thousands.
In meetings Saturday with Morsi and on Sunday with Tantawi, Clinton said the U.S. wanted the two sides to work together to bring a full civilian democratic rule.
Without taking a position in disputes over parliament or how to draft a new constitution, Clinton urged the military chief to return the armed forces to a "purely national security role," as she termed it Saturday.
On Sunday, Clinton said that resolving the impasse "requires dialogue and compromise, real politics." The United States, she added, is doing all it can to "support the democratically elected government and to help make it a success in delivering results for the people of Egypt."
Morsi's efforts to recall Egypt's Islamist-led parliament — which was dissolved by the military last month — suffered a setback Saturday, when an appeals court said it stood by another court's ruling that the chamber was invalid because a third of its members were illegally elected. Acting on the Supreme Constitutional Court's June 14 verdict, the then-ruling military disbanded the 508-seat chamber.
Morsi defied that ruling and ordered the legislature to reconvene last week. During a brief session of parliament on Tuesday, speaker Saad el-Katatni referred the constitutional court's ruling to the country's highest appeals court for a legal opinion.
After a lengthy discussion on Saturday, the appeals court refused to take up the case, saying it had no jurisdiction over the implementation of the constitutional court's ruling.

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Posted by BH

Monica, Monica' chants taunt Clinton in Egypt 


US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton has been taunted by chants of "Monica, Monica" by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.
The chants, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, were heard outside the US consulate as she visited for its reopening.
An embarrassed Egyptian security official said they were chanting "Monica, Monica" and "Irhal, Clinton" (Get out, Clinton.)
Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Mrs Clinton's motorcade as it pulled up, protected by riot police, although a US official said Mrs Clinton's own vehicle was not hit.
The protest appears to have been the result of suspicions that Washington had helped the Muslim Brotherhood win elections in Egypt in the wake of last year's ouster of president Hosni Mubarak after 18 days of massive street protests.
"I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which, of course, we cannot," Mrs Clinton said at the opening of the consulate.
The consulate was closed in 1993 due to budget cuts but has been reopened to assist the Egyptian economy in a key port city.

‘We Have Never Seen Anything Like This Before’: Beck & the Military Weigh in on Army’s Public Training Exercises

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A couple weeks ago, the Blaze alerted you to the fact that the Army Reserves was conducting a training with armored vehicles on the residential streets and highways in St. Louis, Mo. Local news stations reported the story to residents saying they shouldn’t be alarmed should they see this training taking place.
Army specialists from Fort Meade were brought to train the 354th MP company in St. Louis on what one of the local reporters called “driver’s ed” for the military. Some, like Brandon Smith from Alt-Market in a guest post to the online publication Zero Hedge, wondered why this training was being conducted in public at all, especially given the fact that the military has some training facilities that model towns just without residents around.
So, why is the army conducting these trainings in public? Glenn Beck on GBTV — soon to be The Blaze TV — posed this question Monday.
“With an exception of parades, have you ever seen military humvees driving through your streets? Let me ask again. Have you ever seen them perform military exercises in the streets? Nope,” Beck said.
Glenn Beck and Military Officials Share Thoughts on the Militarys Public Presence for Some Training Exercises
(Image: The Blaze TV screenshot)
In the segment, Beck notes that The Blaze TV staff contacted former army Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin to see just how routine this sort of training was. Lt. Gen. Boykin said it was bizarre and that, generally, trainings conducted in cities kept a low profile and didn’t interrupt daily activities.
Watch the clip:

Brandon Webb, editor-in-chief of SOFREP (the Special Operations Forces Report) and former Navy SEAL, echoed this sentiment saying in an email to that military trainings “should not interfere with normal routines of citizens and businesses.”
“When it does then that’s where you have to draw the line,” Webb said. This is not to say that the activities of those in St. Louis were disrupted.


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Barack Obama’s Impoverished Half-Brother Makes Film Debut in Dinesh D‘Souza’s Anti-Obama Documentary

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President Barack Obama may be less-than-content over reports that his half-brother, George Obama, appears in “2016: Obama’s America,” a documentary that is highly critical of the president. But now that footage from the film has leaked, the frustration level at the White House — and within the Obama family — could be slated to rise exponentially.
Obamas Half Brother George Makes Appears in Dinesh DSouzas New Documentary
Screen shot from the "2016: Obama's America" web site
The Hollywood Reporter secured exclusive footage of the film, which is based on King’s College president and writer Dinesh D’Souza’s controversial book ”The Roots of Obama’s Rage.” D’Souza apparently tracked George down to discuss a variety of subjects, including past media reports that he is impoverished and lives in a hut in Naironi, Kenya — a surprising fact considering that his half-brother is the leader of the free world.
In the clip, D‘Souza asks why George lives in poverty despite his brother’s prominence. He tells the president’s brother that past news reports have exposed that Obama has done little to help his brother. George quickly responds, saying, “I think he has a family of his own. I’m a member of his family, but I’m over-age, so I help myself.”
But D‘Souza isn’t satisfied with that answer and he decides to push the issue further.
Obamas Half Brother George Makes Appears in Dinesh DSouzas New Documentary
“You’re his brother. Has he been your keeper?,” D’Souza asks and George responds, “Go ask him” and then reiterates that his brother has many other issues to contend with.
“He’s got other issues to deal with,” George responds. “He’s taking care of the world, so he’s taking care of me.”

The Hollywood reporter continues, providing more alleged details about the film and the aforementioned interview:
The focus of the movie, though, is the alleged anger at colonialism that President Obama inherited from his (and George’s) father.
As D’Souza puts it in the book: “This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son.”
D’Souza, therefore, presses that theory with George Obama, and seems to get agreement from him, as the president’s brother argues that Kenya has fallen behind since its independence.
D’Souza clearly enjoys getting to know George Obama and at one point during the interview (though not in the above clip), he jokes that America elected the wrong Obama to be its president.
The two also talked about George’s book, “Homeland,” which was released in 2010. “2016” was produced by Gerald Molen, who has an impressive Hollywood resume, including “Schindler’s List,“ ”Jurassic Park“ and ”Rain Man,” among other films. The documentary opens in Houston on July 13.
Below, watch a trailer for the film:

Read more about the film here. On Friday, D’Souza will be on GBTV to discuss “2016.” Be sure to watch his interview with Glenn Beck. You can get your GBTV subscription here.
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