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Saturday, March 12. 2011
Saturday morning links
Sipp: Business 101 with funk
Not from The Onion: global warming caused earthquake
Insane. But nuke plants in earthquake zones seems like a lousy idea on the face of it.
Why Moonbats Love Trains
I love trains too - if they make sense and require no more subsidies than our roads do. We have enough roads.
Obama Blames Oil Companies For Lack Of Drilling
It's all about buying votes in Iowa. Ethanol belongs in beer and cocktails. I don't know why they don't call it "alcohol" - or moonshine, because that's what the pols want us to inflict on our teetotaling chain saws, lawn mowers, and outboard engines.
Nordlinger on O'Keefe
Factories having trouble finding skilled workers
Ready for Unionized Airport Security? As payback for union support, the Obama administration greases the wheels for the largest federal organizing effort in history.
Krauthammer: Solving the budget problem is easy
I'm for Dr. Krauthammer for President
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Regarding oil drilling, I watched about 30 seconds of the Obama rant before I had to, as usual, turn it off in frustration and anger. If they could convert all that BS to fuel, then we'd get somewhere!
But my point is, they're still saying that "if we start drilling now, it will do no good because it will take a decade for the oil to come on line."
They've been saying this for decades now! Aaaarghhh....
I'm getting repeatedly caught in your spam filter. Just so you know.
The production gain he took credit for is from investments made ten years ago. yet Obama took credit for it, as if it was his magik, as if it proved he was right to let the EPA loose on the blow out of Deepwater Horizon. Wot a vile tongue he has.
I watched him yesterday, but with the sound off (read a summary later). It's, er, eye-opening to watch this guy speak without the sound --the gossamer semi-desperate rhetorical constructions create characteristic signifier expressions --be fun to watch at a carny show, but is a terrible catastrophe in the office of the president of the country.
As far as the airport unionization --that is an exceedingly dangerous thing to allow a proto-fascist governing clique to accomplish. Shutting down communication among an opposition is not a good tool for the new postmodern model govt to have, so handy and tempting. The sort of people who fly are movers and shakers and they do talk to each other, and then fly to the four corners of the earth with what they say and hear, speaking to many other people far distant from each other. In the event of a Reichstag Fire type coup, the new union would be easily used to simply shut down the airports, for 'national security'.
The creepy-crawlers who feel empowered by this administration are real and are active. If you don't think they understand airports, take a search on
[ vigilant citizen sinister sites ]
--and read up on the Denver International Airport. I wish i wuz jes' kiddin', but i aren't.
I found your suggested site on the DIA. Yikes, and I'm only about a tenth of the way through it.
I was there shortly after it opened, and thought it was a horrendous abomination. Besides the awful "art" and architecture, I seem to remember nothing was working properly, such as baggage handling. And, I think because of a little snow (in freaking Denver, can you believe it?!) they shut 'er down and we had to find overnight accommodations.
Anyway, back to read more of that scary website!
Yep --iirc, Maggie's ran a piece on DIA's new runway easement oil-derrick sized statue of the ancient Egyptian god of the dead.
One wonders about the arts committee. Maybe they bank at the Bank of America bldg in Charlotte, NC --check out that site too.
A lot of this stuff broke ground, or in the case of New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine (the patron of the Templars and the author of Revelations ion the Bible) began some remodeling artwork (check the column heads) --in the early 1990s --about when the several seemingly brilliant but proved-to-have-been-deadly financial reforms were passed thru congress (search Gary Gensler and read the bio) --the reforms that enabled the complex explosion that happened to world above-ground money in 2008, peaking just before the election that brought in this bunch with the perfect crisis with which to communize the country while knocking off the Dollar and bringing in the new world order money units.
Ha, i know, sounds like the ravings of a maniac don't it. But a brand new city rises in Kazakhstan, Astana by name (search that, too), with money from the same set of people that decorate those airports and bank lobbies, and meanwhile China is building 60 (20 already done) empty half-million to one million-person cities.
search [ china's ghost cities ]. One of the ghost cities, Ordos, has in its center, you can see it from the satellite pics, a football-field sized black sun, constructed of foliage. The black sun is in those sinister sites, in stone, see DIA and BoA lobby floors, as well as many others, and is also the name of a nazi occult organization (note the DIA's runway layout from the air), and originated in the chapter of Revelations (by St John the Divine, who was decapitated at the playful whim of Salome) that speaks of the downtrodden rising up to destroy the oppressors --which i guess is probably 'us'.
Not that i take prophecy literally --to do so means the future has already happened, and that's too much for my pea brane --but some people do take it literally, and that may be what's been happening to the world lately. Nuts that they would speak in stonework, but stonework is definitely a strong symbol of reality, and thus precisely what a false prophet would use to masquerade.
A little "reputation control" is in order for me here. I'm not ready yet to throw in with the illuminati/masonic/etc crowd, but there's enough weird stuff in that Denver airport alone to make me wonder. Like you said, it all sounds crazy.
I'll check out the other stuff you suggested, too, for at least the fun of it if not more.
And I'm with you: Prophecy, at least concerning our present and future times, isn't literal. Other than, of course, there is a real end of times coming.
check --there may be no ''it'' but there are people who think ''it'' --and we'd be foolish not to keep an eye on them.
for one thing, they want to reduce the population by a few billion people, and for another, some of them are in the West Wing as Obama's 'czars'.
this is potentially a majorly uncool situation.
#220.127.116.11.1 buddy larsen on 2011-03-12 12:55 (Reply)
Ah dang it Buddy, now I have to hunt you down and "put you away" for a while.
I mean nothing personal you understand, but us Knights Templar\Knights of Columbus\Masons\Black Friars\Illumanati\Tri-Lateral Commission\Jesuits\Vatican Brothers of The Blood\Wiccans\Rastafarians\Pastafarians have got to keep the secrets 'ya know.
Expect it when you least expect it.
Ah well, if i couldn't stand being made a mockery of, what good would i be? Hmm, don't answer that
#18.104.22.168.1 buddy larsen on 2011-03-13 00:00 (Reply)
Boo, i be proud of yall.
Yall have almost got to the page on the Demons of LDS. http://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/sinister-sites-temple-square-utah/
Remember , i suggested yall find the dirt on Mormitt and his Church on the net.
not to get way off in the weeds, leag, but clearly there's a hijack committee in all the great religions, and clearly this committee, biding its time, has gotten close enough to the top to be the cause of the great confusions and consternantions afoot in the world today. Look at the St. John's Cathedral chapter in Vigilant Citizens --look at the pics --is this the Anglicans? No, this is the congregation of St John's. Look at the Israeli Supreme Court article, built by Lord Rothschild's and his committee, a building about which of Judaism 'there is nothing' as the article says. So, i have to weigh the stunning success of the state of Utah, and all those happy, energetic, right-minded Mormons., against their own comm ittee of the opposite, which characteristically has apparently seized control of the stonework and gone off into the same sun worship as the other subversives operating in concert --see the symbols --inside the other religions.
If i'm wrong then i'm stunned and have nothing more to offer.
Well now boo, methinks their is nothin' great about Mormon Latter Day Saints but yes, yall are out in the weeds.
Methinks, it could be centering malfunction.
Maybe, not but a wardrobe malfunction.
Keep trying, lad.
"To progressives, the best thing about railroads is that people riding them are not in automobiles, which are subversive of the deference on which progressivism depends."
That's it in a nutshell. As I always say about "public transit": people don't take the bus because they want to; they take the bus because they have to.
Not always. In NYC, people take the bus to save a cab fare - and for convenience. Rich and poor take the busses and subways.
Re: Krauthammer's article on the bogus Social Security "Trust Fund"
Krauthammer calls the administration's claim that Social Security is solvent for the next 26 years "cynical."
It's a bald-faced lie.
Obama and his administration are perfectly at ease telling bald-faced lies.
And the bald-faced lies told by this man and his cronies are blissfully repeated and propogated by our fourth estate, so much so that they become indelibly engrained in the public's consciousness.
It's a damned shame.
...but understandable, if one of your deep objectives is to delegitimize the USA as a political entity. In THAT case, your tactical lies may fall flat, but they pay off nicely in that second channel.
Simple solution Charles suggests is simple for any born American who can think without assistance from political leaders or pundits.
That makes alot of folks eligible fer yall's support for Presidency, Bird Dog.
But i'll pass.
I like the Trumpster; http://angrywhitedude.com/?p=6500
OPEC needs be destroyed talk is music to me soul.
You surprise me sometimes by making sense, Leag. haha!
I'm leaning toward Trump, too. It's early, though.
Pleased to be of surprising service, Big___Al.
Yes, it is early but Donald has a good view.
Maybe, it's a penthouse vantage but i share many a same view from ground floor.
It's gonna be a fun race, me thinks.
Boo may even come along...kickin and screamin'.
I had a conversation with a liberal friend a month or two ago, when it became apparent that Trump was testing the presidential waters.
It seems that, without any other policy info to go on, the very "penthouse vantage" of which you speak was the immediate sticking point, or disqualifier, for Trump with this lib.
I'll never get it. I'm on the ground floor (or below) too: But I don't mind "the rich," or successful people, running things. In fact, as a certain radio guy always says, "Did a poor guy ever give you a job?!"
I tried to take a train from San Diego to San Francisco once. It was going to take 3 days to do what a plane with airport time could do in 4 hours. It was going to cost twice as much as a plane, which I was willing to deal with for the experience. But what killed the idea was that the train to San Francisco wasn't going to San Francisco. The idea was to get off the train in Oakland and take a bus to San Francisco.
So I took a plane, I took a cab, I had a nice dinner at the hotel instead.
So here's an idea for high speed trains, why not have automobile cars where drivers drive on, take the train over the long distance then drive off at the other end. They could even have a snack shop like ferries do. Why must we park our car, board a train then rent a car at the other end to get around that metro area?
Bird Dog said: "I'm for Dr. Krauthammer for President"
Really, WTF? You mean Charles "Disarm the Citizenry" Krauthammer?
How anybody could advocate someone for president who said "...Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquillity of the kind enjoyed in sister democracies like Canada and Britain..." obviously doesn't take liberty seriously.
Krauthammer is an enemy of freedom but then I have yet to meet a Neo-Con who truly believes in freedom. They just pay it lip service while perpetually advocating for bigger government. They are little better than liberal progressives.
This is my first visit here and I was told this was a good "Conservative" site but the first thing I see is someone advocating the "tool" Krauthammer for president...they must have meant this is a good "Neo-Con" site.
Redleg, MF bloggers ain't Conservative but they are fun.
They don't advertise or so they say but they do.
They claim to be Centrist but that is up for review, too.
P.S. Read this whole article by Krauthammer and then tell us all again how you support him for president:
I'm actually surprised by Krauthammer's comments in the article, BUT: Has he ever redacted his statements, gotten his head straight, come around to our side on the issue? After all, that was 15 years ago. I think I might have held an opinion or made a statement or two back then that I now regret.
Anyway, Redleg: Hang around here for awhile. Just a suggestion from someone to the right of Attila the Hun!
Oh, and P.S. I don't speak for, nor am I affiliated in any way with Maggie's Farm... I just like it here.
Redleg, it's all moot anyhow, Krauthammer was born in Canada and isn't eligible to run for Pres. I'm sure BD was just using that as a form of praise for this particular commentary.
Dan D said: "Krauthammer was born in Canada"
I guess that explains his disdain for "the Right to Keep and Bear Arms."
Thanks for sharing that tidbit of info.
I can't speak for anyone else but the fastest way to lose all credibility in my book is for politician to advocate further RKBA restrictions let alone complete civilian disarmament.
The only way Krauthammer could ever regain any standing in my eyes after that essay (regardless of how old it is) would be to start advocating for the removal of RKBA restrictions but then he doesn't really support freedom so he will never do such a thing.
--i gotta agree --all, that is, ALL, the others rest upon the 2nd. Lose the 2nd, lose 'em all, quick-like in this age of information, and probably until the end of time, for that same reason. There's nice people in this very administration that would put you away in a nanosecond if they could. For the good of the Environment, within which you interlope.