Friday, June 27, 2014

What Jobs

According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.
The rapidity with which immigrants recovered from the Great Recession, as well as the fact that they held a disproportionate share of jobs relative to their share of population growth before the recession, help to explain their findings, the authors report. In addition, native-born Americans and immigrants were affected differently by the recession.

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So there you are.

Want to read the whole article?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Food for Thought

Every one of us should read this letter from a dying Iraqi Vet:

To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.
I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.
Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.
I joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks. I joined the Army because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join the Army to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September 2001 attacks and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to the United States. I did not join the Army to “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you cynically called “democracy” in Baghdad and the Middle East. I did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the time you told us could be paid for by Iraq’s oil revenues. Instead, this war has cost the United States over $3 trillion. I especially did not join the Army to carry out pre-emptive war. Pre-emptive war is illegal under international law. And as a soldier in Iraq I was, I now know, abetting your idiocy and your crimes. The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S. history. It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. It installed a corrupt and brutal pro-Iranian government in Baghdad, one cemented in power through the use of torture, death squads and terror. And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. On every level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure. And it was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who should pay the consequences.
I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11. Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.
I have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration. I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned. You, Mr. Bush, make much pretense of being a Christian. But isn’t lying a sin? Isn’t murder a sin? Aren’t theft and selfish ambition sins? I am not a Christian. But I believe in the Christian ideal. I believe that what you do to the least of your brothers you finally do to yourself, to your own soul.
My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come. I hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live. I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Coming To a home Near You. Maybe YOURS.

Oh goody...

Those "precious" children swarming across our borders are bringing  a host of future contagious disease outbreaks with them.

The Scabies mite. A passenger on many border-jumping illegals.

From WND:
Health professionals are warning of a “humanitarian crisis” festering in Texas and Arizona as a result of unchecked border crossings of illegal-immigrant children into border communities.
Cramped conditions and the spread of difficult-to-treat diseases has doctors worried in the wake of a massive influx of children coming across the Mexican-U.S. border, many of them from Central and South America. Outbreaks of scabies, lice, dengue fever, tuberculosis and other diseases – many of them contagious – are already being documented among the children and in some border agents who work among them.

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What the hell is wrong with those lunatics in Washington?  We're all fairly used to their wingnut projects and screwball programs, but at the very least we expect them to protect our citizens from things like third world diseases and contagions.

Send them back. Send them all back  Put them on boats or planes and ship them back to the nation that they belong to. They are not our responsibility and certainly should  not be our problem. Sending them back will cost us far less in the long run. We don't have the money, the space, or the ability to absorb these border-jumping criminals.

Yes, jumping our border is a crime, and a foreign minor sneaking into the United States harboring contagious tuberculosis can be - and is - a criminal.

Allowing them to stay here and encouraging them to get here is about the dumbest thing Washington has come up with lately.  the Department of Homeland Security (LOL) needs to get its nose out of the terrorist threat mantra and start paying attention to the contagious disease threat posed by these third world  rejects. Send them back to where they came from. Let their own governments step up to the plate and stop dumping their problems on our doorstep.

I agree with the new majority that Obama is simply not up to task of leading the nation. We need to get rid of him.

Impeach and convict. We can weather that idiot Biden for a couple years while we search for some real leaders.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Now We Know Why

I'm sure you noticed and perhaps, like myself,  was stunned by the blatant arrogance and contempt displayed by this women while being questioned about her actions at the IRS.

Lois Learner... knew she had her back covered

Now we know what she already knew. Her hard drive containing all her E-mails had been destroyed.

From National review Online:
It is also part of a broader problem: Government record-keeping practices aren’t very good. At the IRS, servers are backed up for only six months and more permanent record keeping is, it appears, an individual responsibility, with agency employees instructed to print hard copies of documents that may be subject to freedom of information requests." 

Can you believe that? ";;; instructed to print hard copies of documents that may be subject to freedom of information requests." Oh hell yes, that's the stuff they would destroy first, then destroy the hard drives. In six months, nothing would be left. Even the servers are wiped.

So there she sat, confident and arrogant, looking down her nose at Congress, because she - being no dummy - knew the evidence was gone.

Match, set and game. Over before it began.

Now we are being told that six or more other hard drives with e-mails about the same subject have also been lost or destroyed.

Learner is not the tip of the iceberg, she's just a snowflake on the top of the tip, but a protected snowflake... insulated from prosecution,  untouchable, above the law. And she knows - like every other crooked politician in Washington -  there are no Bob Lee Swaggers anywhere around.

That's why she sat there with that look of utter contempt on her face.

Friday, May 30, 2014

How To Spin The Facts On Anything

For example... water:

(click on to biggify)

My favorite is the last one:

100 percent of all people exposed to water will DIE!

Lots more where that came from...

100 percent of all people exposed to oxygen will DIE!
100 percent of all people exposed to vitamin C will DIE!
100 percent of all people exposed to sunlight will DIE!
100 percent of all people who use toothpaste will DIE!

I could go on forever.  Point is, don't take all those "facts" bandied about by Global Warmers,  the EPA, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, Progressives -  ad nauseam - seriously... All their "facts" have been tailored to fit their particular message which is always designed to give that group advantage over everyone else.

There is no doubt  that a few among the ignorant and uneducated that read the above "facts" about water will try to avoid it at all costs because water is deadly. It is, but only under the right circumstances.

It's often a hassle, but before you ride off with banners flying over some new "fact", do a bit of checking first. It  can save a lot of future embarrassment and backtracking.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Says It All

Many thanks to the Pirates Cove and Bookworm for this.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Neglect Of Our Veterans

According to the Washington Times:

"The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal."

Not surprising. Below are a few of the alarming actions taken by this president and his devotees:

Obama and  his Administration apparently do not like or trust our military. They have - since day one - worked diligently towards the goal of reducing the size and capabilities of our military.

Literally hundreds of  competent and dedicated Generals and Admirals have been shown the door, forced out with early retirement. military budgets have been reduced every year of Obama's presidency. Expenditures for new equipment and money  for spare parts and repairs has practically vanished.

His administration considers returning vets to be dangerous "potential terrorists". Why?

He is arming all of his departments with military hardware. Federal bureaucracies like the USDA are being equipped with MPAV's,  body armor and machine guns? Why?

And now we are learning that his support of our veterans has been absent.

True, weapons research has continued apace, but these weapons may be intended for the civilian army he talked of during his first campaign, a "civilian army just as large as just as well equipped as the United States Army".

Why do we need such an army?

For that matter, why this massive federal government push for thousands of surveillance drones to monitor the activities of lawful American citizens? Drones that can be easily armed?

Literally hundreds of so-called FEMA camps have been constructed. Look at a few of the new ones with Google Earth. They aren't camps, they are prisons. Watch towers, double fenced, gates with guards, remote. Who do they intend to fill them with? Hurricane victims? In Phoenix?

So, what do these indicators point to?

Let's take look at  some of Obama's friends and mentors during his college days and his formative years. Friends like Bill Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn, Saul Alinsky.

Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, trusted friends 
of Barak Obama. Past members and leaders of the
Weatherman terrorist group, bombers and killers.
 They think you may need to be "eliminated".

Read about those people. Read what they believe in, what they have done.

In a 1982 video documentary No Place To hide: The Strategy and Tactics of Terrorism  Ayers and Dohrn said they actually believed they would be:

"successful in overthrowing the U.S. government and that, with the help of the Cubans, Chinese, Russians, and North Vietnamese, they would occupy America. Americans would have to be "re-educated" in camps, similar to what the communists did in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and other countries they had taken over. Here is one of the chilling revelations Larry Grathwohl made in the film:
I asked, "Well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.
And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers"

"Eliminated". Imagine. That would be more 19 million more than Hitler sent to the grave. You gotta wonder if those FEMA camps have ovens.

These people bombed american government buildings and killed American citizens. Why are they not in prison? Or, why were they not executed? Who is - and has been - protecting them?

Why is understanding them so important today?

Barak Obama's longtime association with  these two unrepentant Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn continues to this day. Efforts made by Obama's friends in the media to suppress, contain or explain away this continued association has in large part been successful, but as more and more indicators show that Obama and his friends are following Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" to the letter, this effort to hide their connections may collapse.

So. Think all of this is either coincidence or wacky conspiracy theories? That these one-time young Socialist dreamers have changed their spots?

Watch "No Place To Hide: The Strategy and Tactics of Terrorism"  by  Larry Grathwoh,  and read "Rules for Radicals", by Saul Alinsky.

Arm yourself with knowledge.

Then decide for yourself if these once-rabid, bomb-making terrorists and radicals are capable of a complete reversal of beliefs and are now shining examples of a capitalistic and freedom-loving American citizen.

If they have indeed changed their spots(as they claim), ignore all those indicators. They're just a bunch of coincidences, and Obama's final three years in office will actually end with his peaceful departure... Instead of a "national emergency" requiring the suspension of elections "until further notice" and enforced by all those militarily equipped bureaucrats and police.

Ignored and forgotten sick and dying veterans would not be much of a threat then.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Maybe Some Really Bad Bugs?

Oh looky, Mr. Farmer, here come your local USDA agents!

The USDA is now looking for body armor. Level IIIA Ballistic Resistance body armor.

This is just after they started looking for submachine guns on May 15th. Submachine guns with 30 round magazines.

What the hell is going on?  We're talking about the department of Agriculture here. What do they need with automatic weapons and body armor?

Maybe our farms and ranches are about to be invaded by giant mutated ants and spiders.

Or, maybe they are becoming another part of Obama's civilian army he talked of during his first election cycle, the one he said needed to be as large and as well equipped as the U.S. Army? And under direct control of the president?

I'll bet it's all about being embarrassed by that Bundy face-off, where the feds had to tuck their tails between their legs and melt away.

No more of that, by golly!  Next time they'll be armed and armored like a Navy SEAL team. The next Bundy-like confrontation will be another Ruby Ridge or Waco.

What is astounding is that these latest soon-to-be jack-booted USDA thugs will have been once-average Americans like the rest of us. What was that about "Absolute power breeding absolute corruption"?

Our stick-built sheet rock houses won't last a second when these boys show up.

Better beef up that tornado shelter.  Or move to Mexico. All they have down there is roving gangs of bandits. Bandits who readily admit they are indeed bandits.

OK Genius, Name Something

Gotta just love jerks like this. Making a really dumb statement like that, with a Indian standing behind him sporting a head full of endangered eagle feathers. Anyone who has lived close to a reservation knows Indians don't give a damn about the environment. They live in some of the trashiest places on earth.

Just for fun, here are some suggestions he might make if forced to back up his babble:

Solar. Wind. Geothermal.

We all need electricity at night. Or maybe he just beds down at dark after an exhausting day of staying awake.

We all need electricity even when the wind quits. And it does. Or maybe Mr. "Indiana Jones Hat" lives in that Tepee behind him with Mr. "Eagle Feathers Hat" and doesn't need electricity.

Iceland uses it, but Iceland is one big active volcano with a few people living on it's slopes and beaches. Poke a hole in the ground and stream comes out. Providing heat and light for 325,000 Icelanders is magnitudes easier than providing heat and light it for 7 billion, you know, the rest of the planet.

Or maybe Mr. leather-jacket-with-lots-of-fringe(How Roy Rogers!) figures somebody will just go ahead and invent an entirely new technology by noon tomorrow that is pollution free and maybe uses unicorns and rainbows for power.

If nimrods like this want to get up and spurt this sort of nonsense, they better have a viable, workable and immediate alternative, or shut the hell up.

Personally, I'm sick of jerks spouting their idiocy.

You need to understand that anti-everything dudes like this want everybody to return to nature, live in Tepees, or Hogans, or grass shacks, or adobe mud shacks, or in caves, grow your own food, hunt you own meat, tote your own water and use tallow candles for light. Or just disappear from the face of the earth so they don't have to put up with our horrid polluted civilization any longer.

What the heck, looks like he already has his Tepee and eagle hunting partner.  Yummmm. eagle meat!

But are those microphones he's using to spread his babble ?

Come on Neil... tell  me what's better. Tell us all. Tell us all about your "something better".

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Racially-Based Fight

Streamwood, Illinois:

“The African-Americans and the Hispanics, they were just attacking each other today,” said student Sarah Sullivan. Police from Streamwood and several surrounding suburbs responded after a racially-based lunchroom brawl quickly spun out of control. “It was at least 40 kids fighting, then it traveled all the way up to the 2nd floor. They fought inside the offices,” said student Deshawn Cavin."

Turns out they had been dissing each other on Facebook and Twitter and it spilled over into reality.

I've said for years that the blacks and the Mexicans would be at each others throat one day. The millions of Mexicans that are spilling across our borders have been taking over the jobs and neighborhoods once belonging to blacks.

Look at south Los Angeles. The invading Mexicans have almost completely ethnically cleansed the blacks from areas that have been traditionally black for decades. That does not sit well with the brothers, and now it seems their kids intend to deliver some payback.

It must be quite a shock to all those PC liberals and progressives to realize one of the largest inter-racial fights recently had no white males involved. That must really rattle their world view.

This little dust up between high school kids will stir up already high emotions both sides.

There will be more of this...much more.