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30 September 2012

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Russ Steele

The DiploMad 2.0 was assigned to the Mid-East for years in Islamic countries. Here is his first hand view of the conflict.

The practitioners of the Islamic ideology hate us; they want us either as their servants or dead. No speech, no apology, no arrest of a film-maker, no sporadic killing of this or that terrorist will do. This is a long, long struggle in which the West must remain true to its core beliefs, and be ready, willing, and able to inflict defeat after defeat on the jihadis until there is a drive from within the Muslim world to reform and to adopt a more enlightened attitude toward the rest of humanity.

Obama is not up to that task.

We need a leader who is willing to be a world leader and not lead from behind. The Islamist know that Obama is not a strong leader and we will see more of attacks, and they will escalate right up to the election, or perhaps beyond depending on the results. Iran knew that Reagan was a strong leader and the hostages came home.

TomKenworth

There are opportunists in every religion. Westboro Baptist church comes to mind. They create a ruckus to be able to sue in civil court for damages in assault and battery cases. Unfortunately those utilizing the religion of Islam for their own power grubbing purposes have very uneducated folks to work with. It's a shakedown, nonetheless, and we need to get off of oil & gas to leave them without a gas tank to pee in.

billy T

I do have a problem with people who want to kill you for practicing free speech when that free speech comes at the expense of the wife cheating liar they call The Prophet. Don't sound very Divine to me, just another flawed human. OK, the death penalty has just been declared on me from our Muslum friends. Even Westboro don't send out teams of assassins to stifle thought and speech. I already can feel the love.

Every time somebody pokes fun at The Prophet or are critical of any Prophet that condones owning slaves, a bunch of followers die. I wonder how do they die in the streets protesting a video. Do they kill themselves? Just wondering.

Yes, not all the Muslums that survive the street demonstrations are radical. Many are nice moderate folks, probably most. The libbies are right on that one. They ain't all ragheads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ktcSqqJdm4

billy T

The beat goes on: http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-world-asia/20120930/AS.Pakistan.Blasphemy/

By George, Dr. Rebane, you and Bill Maher have something in common. Who would have ever thunk that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmSz00dtXLc&feature=related

TomKenworth

Video well worth watching. Stop those baby bombers by reducing the need for their blinking oil to ZERO via solar and wind.

TomKenworth

Take the Defense dollars and spend them on solar, and get way more bang for the buck. Use USA troops now abroad here with their construction skillls and equipment for infrastructure repair and modernization. Rebore and straighten railway tunnels, for example.

Russ Steele

TK@06:31 and 06:33

TK even Al Gore the head priest of the AGW cult has left the solar investment business. Details Here:http://wp.me/p1NUuI-15m Solar must not be the solution to our energy needs. Perhaps you have some insight in to this reality move?

George Rebane

RussS 848am - Does this mean that Big Al sees that the coming Congress will stop throwing public money at the sleazy solyndras?

TomK 633am - It appears that you have the well-worn progressive view of the role of America's military in the world. With a strong military we have kept a functional peace in the world since WW2 that has allowed the world to flower, and brought civilization ending dictatorships down to a soft landing. With a weakened America, WW3 is a done deal.

Your tunnel idea sounds similar to the broken window paradigm for jobs and economic growth illustrated by Hazlitt and others. Has anyone computed the reduction in transportation costs from straightening railway tunnels (rail, along with river barges, is already one of the cheapest ways to move goods overland)? Such a project is a darling of critical and creative thinking constrained socialists looking to create jobs.

Also reminds me of the 1930s approach to full employment in the USSR - the state mandated the building of earthen dams with wheelbarrows. A puzzled visiting engineer from America was told that this brilliant idea of socialist planning produced thousands of extra jobs, to which the American replied, 'If more jobs is the objective, then why not give them soup spoons?'

Ryan Mount

Love the parable George. It reminds me of this:

The optimist sees the glass half full.
The pessimist sees the glass half empty.
The engineer sees the glass as half wasted space.

David King

O.T.

Can anyone explain to me how this is legal?

"Obama administration pressing to get defense contractors to break the law by not issuing layoff notices"

"The White House moved to prevent defense and other government contractors from issuing mass layoff notices in anticipation of sequestration, even going so far to say that the contracting agencies would cover any potential litigation costs or employee compensation costs that could follow."

Where does the compensation money come from? :(

http://www.redstate.com/realquiet/2012/09/29/obama-administration-pressing-to-get-defense-contractors-to-break-the-law-by-not-issuing-layoff-notices/


George Rebane

DavidK 126pm - you may have missed my coverage of this in 'Cliff Notes on Arbitrary Law Enforcement'.
http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2012/08/cliff-notes-on-arbitrary-law-enforcement-addended.html

This is all is part and parcel of obamunism and a government rapidly becoming rogue in how it enforces laws and endruns Congress and the legislative process to achieve its ends through the process of 'regulatory bypass'.

David King

George Rebane | 01 October 2012 at 03:39 PM

I understand the government not enforcing the law, but actively encouraging people to break it???
How is that legal?

George Rebane

DavidK 412pm - It is not legal, an as such the action to advise businesses to act in ways that leave them open to litigation just to achieve narrow political goals is one of the clear signs that this government is going rogue. Eric Holder and Valerie Jarret are another couple of bad actors whose extra-constitutional activities are being covered up to the maximum extent possible by Team Obama and their lamestream lackeys.

Walt

Mr. R. Just when you think a Lefty news person can't make a more
outrageous comment?
Get a load of this.
"MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry jumped to defend Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claims that she is part Cherokee Indian Saturday on her weekend show. Perry delivered a mini-diatribe on the relativity of race, with the conclusion that all one must do is “think” they are a certain ethnicity for it to be true."
"Perry then discussed her race relativism theory: “If candidate Warren grew up thinking she is Native American by heritage, who are we to say she is not? And who are we to define her based on narrow constructs of race.” "

So all one has to do is "believe" he or she is "whatever" and
somehow that makes it so? ( in her book)

Is there no end to the protectionism from Leftist new?

For those that don't know, Izzy Warren claims to be part Indian
which these is no proof of. Even the Indians don't recognise her in any way, shape, or form. But there IS proof that her ancestors actually rounded up said people, and drove them off their land.

Even with all the evidence to show her lie ,got special treatment from schools,and job positions. Libs there still will vote for her. A person sure must have a bad moral compass to back a proven "fibber"( to be nice)
Now we hear she may have practiced law without a licence.
Again... That seems to be OK.
And we wonder why our Country is in trouble.

David King

Does she get to fish with a net too?

Russ Steele

I have got to get back on Ancestry.com. My great, great grandmother on my fathers side was an indian squaw. Some say she was a half-breed. It might be nice to know the details, now that Dizzy Warren is setting a new standard for Native-American reparation. Oh, wait I just need to think my great great grandmother was a full blooded indian maiden.

George Rebane

There's more to be said about that race stuff, especially as it affects America's Indians who came across the Bering Sea land bridge from eastern Asia. Estonians derive from the Finno-Ugric race whose original homeland was in the region today known as Mongolia. It was from that region that the first human migrants reached the western hemisphere thousands of years before any of your 'great-greats', so my heritage has some serious primacy here.

And given the new Warren standard of ethnicity, I'm beginning to feel very much the aboriginal on these shores - and the feeling is getting stronger by the minute. Hell, since I now qualify, I may even run for President of these United States in 2016. No more second class citizenship for me.

Earl Crabb

Better watch out, fellas. You know what happened to those original Americans. On the other hand, maybe you could get a casino.

David King

I bet you make some good BBQ George, being Mongolian and all!

Walt

Since it's OK now for a Progressive like her to claim native American status, I guess it's high time I do the same.
I too, have Cherokee lineage. ( mine can be actually proven though)
It's just about the same as "she who lies through teeth" claims.
So does that mean I can "check the box" as well?( without any documents to prove that either) Somehow I don't think that would go over so well since I'm not a LIB.

George Rebane

DavidK 1103pm - You bet, it's in my blood - a racist thing you know. And now that the Crabber mentions it (1058pm), screw the Presidency, I'm going for the first Finno-Ugric casino in the land.

Walt 1033am - you have a way of deflating the best laid plans. It's all for naught, since we can't claim any of that aboriginal origin without first establishing our liberal bona fides. Proves there's still some order and protocol left in our society.

billy T

Dr. Rebane, I got hooked on those Mongolian bar-b-ques while working in LA in times gone by. Sizzling hot and stirred to order. So, that proves I am not a racist. Maybe, I confess, I got racist blood flowing in my veins. Had to be a racist somewhere in the family tree, or at least somewhere in the family woodpile.

Was married once to a half Cherokee and half German. Stubborn with a hair trigger she was. She busted out my windshield with a baseball bat and then told me she loved me. Said I drove her crazy. I think she was leaning that way before we met, but I digress per usual. It was her grandmother (the Cherokee Princess) on the res in Oklahoma that uttered the words that vibrated through my being. "If you ever take the white man's money, you sell them your soul.

No matter how rough things got back in the day and since, neither one of us ever considered taking one unearned penny with Mr. Lincoln's face on it. She refused tribal money as well and all free benefits. Figured it would make people lazy and dependent. Learn something from everybody.

The good news if you are part of a tribe, then you can opt out of Obamacare. I don't think Tin Lizzy is a real squaw. My roots go back to the Declaration of Independence when we were referred to as savages as well as in Thomas Jefferson's two inaugural addresses and a bunch of State of the Union speeches. Yep, that is a badge of honor. Unfortunately, the tribe is barely around as I get older. The Pocatwatalot were wild in their day to say the least.

George Rebane

billyT 336pm - an interesting bagatelle to say the least. Given the impugned proclivities of the Pocatwatalots, it's hard to understand how their numbers have become so diminished. Perhaps, as passions raged, their powers of discernment suffered, and the expediency of proximal opportuity became the modus operandi - or as they say, 'Any port in a storm.'

billy T

Very astute, Dr. Rebane. Discretion is the better part of valor. Some blame firewater, others blame gifts of small pox laden blankets. Others blame a cold snap that failed to keep the wig warm. I don't blame any of the above. Oral legend is they headed West and interbred with the buffalo. Men are such beasts. Filthy savages. At least they practiced tolerance and peace.

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