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Friday, January 9. 2009
Spending too much? Bad. Saving too much? Bad. It's true: people are not buying stuff. But I am. Some rugs, a standing lamp, and a new Colt in December. Somebody's got to keep the economy moving. I need a sofa too. Everything is on sale these days.
Why party boss Soros wants Norm Coleman out.
A new world economic order? Who are they kidding?
The highest crane operator in the world. In Dubai. of course.
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Interesting article on beach sand. I find it interesting though how 'believers', in this case the Times writer, manage to insert there 'religion' in such subtle ways... as example; "climate-related sea level rise" inserted innocuously into a paragraph. As if the theory is no longer that, but established fact.
Read the link about lying. It explains it rather well. It doesn't change anything, unfortunately.
Yay, Jappy.... I love learning new words. 'Reprobate' is a great one, but this.... of all the talk today, you are the first to use this and it's perfect:
a member or supporter of the Fabian Society, an organization of socialists aiming at the gradual rather than revolutionary achievement of socialism.
George Soros is a degenerate, socialist, sociopath, so is Al Franken. Men without shame, scruples or morals. One mission bring down America. We can not compromise, or negotiate with these Fabian scum bags. They stop at nothing. If you don't get your way use the courts until you do . The public be damn. They will use all of our institutions against us.
A good physical beating will not change their mindset. I'm afraid the only thing they understand is a bullet to the head.
No, change that, a bullet to the tear duct sounds less aggressive. I think that's the direction we are headed.
Luther, hope you are well. I borrowed your .22 phrase. I , like you, are sick and tired of having my lunch fed to me by these reprobates.
i agree --Lasky took him apart pretty well in the link but he left out some stuff, which i added in this here comment:
The historical record says Mr. Lasky is right re Soros' currency speculation via inside information. Soros' two great coups (crashing the Pound Sterling and the Bank of England, and engineering the Asian Financial Crisis --the Thai Baht run) almost certainly involved contacts inside governments. Please do a cursory search and read the records for yourself. Keep in mind the hidden people of these two events --the thousands and millions of 'little people' whose life savings disappeared in these two massive market manipulations.
Mr. Lasky could also have mentioned that Soros, a voluble and now powerful insider in the socialist power imperative of keeping a voting majority dependent on government via punitive tax policy designed to prevent growth of private property into a voting majority 'ownership class' --IOW Soros, a man who calls for ever greater taxation on American citizens, headquarters his business in offshore Caribbean tax havens out of Uncle Sam's reach. When questioned on this by Neil Cavuto, Soros got angry & cut off Cavuto with agitated claims that he "pays taxes in America". Yes, he does, he pays taxes on the salary that he pays himself --could be as little as a dollar a year, who knows?
But wealth is in ownership, not salary, and Soros can easily live like a king on zero taxable income, and since his taxable income is whatever he decides to pays himself in taxable income, then his Cayman Islands international hedge Fund HQ means you can bet your back teeth he isn't extending his love of high taxation on you and me to high taxation on George Soros. So add mere massive hypocrisy --nasty but not illegal --to the long grim list of acts & traits more sinister.
From Thursday's Globe and Mail....Irshad Manji. She generates a debate here about Islamist bombers, again, and, according to her website, has received some of the expected response for it, hate mail and threats.
Debate is worse than terrorism?
NJ, what Colt did you buy? The LE carbine? Sweet.
I've been buying, too. Mostly ammunition.
Meta, I ran into a nest of Fabian Socialists years ago up in Northern NH at a place called the World Fellowship Center or some such nonsense. It was just one of those things where we had driven by the sign a thousand times and one day we just decided to drive in and find out who they were. We talked to this spooky guy in their compound until we were onto what they were about and then we scooted outta' there. As we walked to our car there was this Boris and Natasha kind of dude with--I kid you not--gold teeth and one of those Ruskie dead wolverine hats on his head. He was staring at our license plate like he was trying to memorize it.
What was I saying about ammunition? Oh yeah... Pass it along, baby. Better dead than red, and I ain't in no mood for dyin'. Lock and load, sweethearts.
ick, Jephnol. It's one thing to read about it..... haha... Boris and Natasha. How wonderfully graphic you are.
omg............. I've got the "Rocky" theme song looping in my head. damn you.... I need some mental floss.
jappy and Meta ... ahh. Fabian Socialism. It tainted and weakened Great Britain in the run-up to the Second World War. Although at first blush, it ought to seem to be a workingman's belief-set, it was nurtured by the spoiled upper classes at such universities as Oxford and Cambridge. Fortunately, Hitler's ugly and violent behavior against the weaker nations in Europe began to rescue the more adult thinkers from the Fabians' seductive clasp. Still, it had its flashy adherents from Britain's upper-class twits --people like the Mitford sisters, Jessica and Nancy, who formed a Hitler fan club.
But the more courageous among upper class Britons prevailed just in time, and the long, arduous Battle of Britain began. I remember it all so well, following it on the news radio, although I wasn't aware of how thin their line of defense actually was -- a few hundred brave aviators to fly constant missions in battered planes against the Hitler armies in their armored might. Talk about a "thin red line of heroes!" They gave America time to arm herself to resist the German war machine. But it was close -- scary close.
And hey, Jephnol ... we're buying some more ammunition for our house gun this weekend, before Mr. HopeandChange takes over our White House. We're not in any mood for dyin' either.
Stock up on ammo because there are lean days ahead and that always brings the wolves out.
Diablo Negro, my AR, is stocked up for lean times. It's Elvis, my Officer's ACP I'm worried about. I tossed the original recoil plug for a reverse recoil plug by Clark because the original had a tendency to give way and throw the springs at your target. I put new Wilson Combat magazines in, too, and now Elvis is getting fussy about his diet. I have boxes of Federal Hydra-Shok 230's that won't feed, so I'm carrying with hardball ammunition until I can find a JHP defensive round he likes, or I'll get feed ramp polished.
Heh. Sorry. I've been thinking about these things lately.
can you procure some 'ball' ammo --soft lead bullet ? runninhg some of them thru might 'lead' (no not 'leed', 'led') that ramp & smooth it --
the theoretician behind the Fabian Movement:
Found this report about new rugs from Afghanistan in a Charleston newspaper, iirc.
Local dealer visits home of fine rugs
Monday, September 10, 2007
A local dealer of high-end rugs recently spent three days in Afghanistan on a government-sponsored trade mission.
Rob Leahy, owner of Fine Rugs of Charleston at 482 King St., traveled to the war-torn nation in late August as part of a U.S. Department of Commerce delegation led by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. The group attended the first Afghanistan International Carpet Fair in the capitol city, Kabul, where about 50 Afghan rug manufacturers gathered to show off their products.
Trade delegates lodged at the high-security Serena Hotel, a former palace, and traveled in armored cars while wearing bullet-proof vests.
Leahy was among nine U.S. rug industry representatives invited to attend. During his stay, he appraised the rug merchants' handiwork and advised them on how to make their products more appealing to U.S. consumers.
The trip was part of a wider government mission to rebuild key Afghan industries including rugs, dried fruits and nuts, and mining; expand opportunities for U.S. companies in Afghanistan; and improve relations between the two nations.
Afghanistan is known for high-quality, hand-woven rugs featuring intricate patterns. The industry employs an estimated 5 million Afghans — more than all other legal industries combined — and is expected to grow substantially over the coming years, according to the Commerce Department.
But the country rarely exports its products directly to the lucrative U.S. market because it lacks facilities for the final step in rug-making, a washing and shearing process known as "finishing." Instead, it sends the bulk of its rugs to neighboring Pakistan for the finishing touches.
As a result, Pakistan dominates the export of Afghan rugs to Western markets, Leahy said. "Under this system, Afghanistan's economy doesn't have a real chance to prosper," he said.
Leahy estimates that about a third of his store's rugs are made in Afghanistan but labeled as "Made in Pakistan."
After the trip, Leahy submitted a seven-page report to the State Department, offering suggestions on how to improve Afghanistan's rug export business. Response so far has been positive, he said. "I really feel like I made a difference."
A little late to the discussion but...
RE: We aren't Repubs - we're Conservatives.
There will be no return to power for the Republicans without a strong leader, imho. I recall the Canadian Conservative Party being wiped out after PM Campbell. It took more than ten years to rebuild. Today PM Harper is well known as a major control freak regarding his message. He knows firsthand the losses accrued when members speak out of line. Individual remarks about God or guns or immigrants etc.etc.etc. will be magnified, distorted and endlessly repeated by the liberal press. Much better to stay tight on his message, and that requires discipline in the ranks, so he usually "walks softly and carries a big stick", even in his own party.