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3001  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: October 29, 2015, 12:38:02 PM
I hope you are right.
It could be a msm interpretation too.

Notice how the msm news on the debates is all about how Jeb was not good.  Nothing positive about the other candidates.  On the Democrat side all we heard was how wonderful Hillary was.  Now all we hear is how bad Bush was.  Nothing constructive about any of other of the Repub candidates most of whom did well.

the bias continues.
3002  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Donald Trump already changing his mind? on: October 29, 2015, 09:25:19 AM
3003  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Even the "journalists" lie for political reasons on: October 29, 2015, 09:21:55 AM
This guy replaced Tim Russert!:
3004  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Iran Deal doomed to fail on: October 28, 2015, 08:12:32 PM


"I wonder why Hillary Clinton went along with all this"

No matter.  Liberal Jews will vote for her no matter what.

Anyway finally someone with some honesty from the Left though as usual it is too late:

******Dennis Ross: Critics were right about Obama, Iran and Israel

By Jennifer Rubin October 28 at 11:45 AM    

  President Obama shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2013. (Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press)

Dennis Ross, former senior adviser to President Obama, arguably should have come out strongly against the Iran deal — and advised Hillary Clinton (he served in her husband’s administration) that the administration was not leveling with the American people. His interview with the Times of Israel is revealing.

Remember that the president says the deal blocks Iran’s pathway to the bomb. No, says Ross: “One of my main concerns is what happens after year 15, when they basically can have as large a program as they want, and the gap between threshold status and weapon status becomes very small.” Well, at least the deal staved off trouble for the time being. Er, not exactly: “The more you make it clear that for any misbehavior they pay a price, and it’s the kind of price that matters to them, the more likely they are to realize the firewall is real, and the less likely they are to ever test it.” But the deal does not do that; to the contrary, it prevents graduated sanctions since imposition of any sanctions frees Iran from the deal. Sure, but Iran’s behavior in the meantime shows that it won’t exploit the deal and pursue its own religious zealotry. Not at all: “We’re already seeing them ratchet it up in Syria. Everyone is focusing on what the Russians are doing, but Iran is adding significant numbers of Revolutionary Guard forces to the ground, it’s not just Hezbollah forces. I think this is a harbinger of things to come.”

Too bad then that Ross did not unequivocally oppose the deal and urge Democrats to do the same. Now he is willing to admit it virtually guarantees that Iran will get a bomb; it has not specified means for imposing penalties without overthrowing the deal; and Iran’s behavior is worse than ever. That seems to be exactly what critics of the deal have said all along.

Ross also confirms Obama critics’ accusation that Obama is reflexively partial to the Palestinians. “It tends to look at Israel through a lens that is more competitive, more combative, that sees Israel more in problematic terms,” he explains. He adds that since Obama “looks at the Palestinians as being weak, there is this reluctance to criticize them. ‘They’re too weak to criticize’ is what I say in the Obama chapter. And if they are too weak to criticize, they are too weak to be held accountable, too weak to be responsible. They’re too weak to have a state. Well, if you want the Palestinians to have the responsibility of a state, you have to hold them responsible.” In perhaps the most damning portion of his interview, Ross lets on that Obama’s contrarianism toward the George W. Bush administration represented a deliberate attempt to alienate Israel:

When the president comes in, he thinks we have a major problem with Arabs and Muslims. And he sees that as a function of the Bush administration — an image, fairly or not, that Bush was at war with Islam. So one of the ways that he wants to show that he’s going to have an outreach to the Muslim world is that he’s going to give this speech in Cairo. So he wants to reach out and show that the US is not so close to the Israelis, which he thinks also feeds this perception. That’s why there’s an impulse to do some distancing from Israel, and that’s why the settlement issue is seized in a way.

In sum, Ross (not to mention the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren) confirms a good deal of what Obama apologists deny. It turns out the Iran deal really does not stop Iran from getting the bomb. It turns out Obama was guilty of the bigotry of low expectations, never really wanting to hold the Palestinians to account. And from the get-go, he sought to shove Israel away from the United States. It was not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “fault” that the relationship deteriorated. It was by design.

I wonder why Hillary Clinton went along with all this. And I wonder why Ross (and other responsible Democrats) waited this long, allowing this much damage to U.S. national security and the U.S.-Israel relationship to occur before speaking up. I suppose partisan loyalty and naked political ambition trump all other considerations.
3005  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Decline, Fall, and Resurrection of America on: October 28, 2015, 06:16:49 PM
Why not call the Justice Department, FBI, and look for the highest bidding attorney and also why is not the bottomless pocketed taxpayer on the hook for this?
3006  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / opinion post on: October 28, 2015, 07:56:32 AM

Leftist attacks on the police continue.   How does one remove a student who disrupts the classroom and refuses to cooperate with the teacher and an assistant principle?

All these police on video incidents start with someone NOT cooperating with law enforcement.  And every time that gets downplayed.

This is not a civil rights issue.  It is not an FBI matter.   And it is not a lawsuit that is not going to be defended by innocent taxpayers. 

Yet it will be all of the above.   This student will come out with money and offers for college tuition.   I wish someone threw me to the ground when I was in school.

Though in those days I recall even the worst kids would have left the room when told to.

3007  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Decline, Fall, and Resurrection of America on: October 28, 2015, 07:25:27 AM
GM thanks for the post.

VDH  says what we already know, but a great read because he expresses it SO eloquently and much more effectively then I could have probably ever done.

That said it is the sad truth that hurts.  cry
3008  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 28, 2015, 07:16:48 AM
Well summarized by Thomas Sowell.

Yup she is so predictable.

Her guy Lanny Davis even touts himself as a "crises" lawyer now.   He as well as the rest of the mafia gang are back almost in full hitting the airways and driving us on the right nuts with their BS.

They are all going to get wealthy working for her.

WE are going to have to have a candidate that can not only contrast him or her self form this psychopath (as GM puts it - or at least some other kind of personality disordered sicko) but be able to deconstruct her policies and speeches and positions very very carefully because we all know the Clintons have many many people researching every angle of every issue so she can stake a claim to the most popular positions and policies based on polling.

Just saying one disagrees will not be enough.   Unfortunately the Republican leaders don't seem to be able to do this with their nominees.
3009  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: October 28, 2015, 07:09:18 AM

Did you see there was an attempt to blow up his head atop his grave one or two times?

They should give out one way tickets to China at his gravesite.   Maybe then these fools can learn a real lesson.   
3010  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Wow. on: October 28, 2015, 06:58:06 AM
What an admission.  I wonder if Barry Bonds or others were doing this.  Remember Bonds had 232 walks one year and an over 0.600 OBP  percentage which blows away all previous records.

I also wonder how frequent this occurs in politics.  Remember J Edgar Hoover and his hold on his job during 4 decades and multiple Presidents.  I don't suppose the DNC or the Clintons play this game do you?  Indeed is it not reasonable to assume this does happen?   I mean the Dems are lock step.   There is obviously something going on behind the scenes to enforce cohesion among everyone in their ranks.  It ain't all for the love of liberalism.
3011  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: October 27, 2015, 07:43:11 AM
Evangelical change of heart?
3012  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / NY Post editorial; The fix was and will be in; Just listen carefully to on: October 26, 2015, 07:18:20 PM
 what Obama says:
******New York Post
The FBI & Hillary’s e-mails: A Lois Lerner precedent?

By Post Editorial Board

October 26, 2015 | 2:11pm

 The FBI & Hillary’s e-mails: A Lois Lerner precedent? 
 The fix was in: Lois Lerner will walk away scot-free.

On Friday, the Justice Department closed its two-year investigation into the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status and decided to charge . . . no one.

This, when Lerner admitted the IRS had singled out righty groups, but blamed the “absolutely inappropriate” actions on “front-line people” — that is, lower-level folks. And then refused to answer more questions by pleading the Fifth.

Questions about, say, her orders to hold up applications from any outfit with “Tea Party” or “patriot” in its name.

In a letter Friday, Justice told Congress: “We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution.”

In other words, exactly what President Obama ordered up — er, predicted. Back when the “investigation” had barely started, Obama told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly there wasn’t “even a smidgen of corruption” in the case. On “The Daily Show,” he explained that the “real scandal” is that the IRS lacks the budget to do more audits.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a member of the House Oversight Committee, notes: “Here’s a lady who systematically and for a sustained period of time targeted people for exercising their most fundamental rights, their First Amendment free-speech rights. … The chief investigator, the chief lawyer assigned to the Justice Department to evaluate this, was Barbara Bosserman — a maxed-out contributor to the president’s campaign.”

“So it shouldn’t be any surprise the Justice Department said there’s nothing wrong here. But the American people know that there is.”

Wondering what the FBI probe will conclude about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private account and server for all her State Department e-mails? Well, Obama already told CBS’s Steve Kroft that it didn’t make for a “national security problem. . . I can tell you that this is not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered.”

If the Lois Lerner case is any precedent, the FBI might as well wrap up its Clinton probe right now.

3013  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 26, 2015, 06:29:03 PM
I thought he was above this.  Lying to the public just before an election may not be a crime.  Is it not a crime to lie to a Congressional Committee?    She is not under oath so maybe not.

Nonetheless he is a Democrat after all.  Just like the rest.
3014  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Comparison on: October 26, 2015, 04:44:00 PM
The front page of the Newark Star Ledger had this story about Christie.   Hillary lying to the world with no remorse is OK.  But this my friends, this, is a big deal deserving any media time whatsoever let alone the front page:   wink
3015  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 26, 2015, 04:34:42 PM

" Bob Woodward's disgusting appearance on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday, in which he maintained that notwithstanding the fact that Hillary lied, "there is no criminal activity here, and frankly, she got away with all this and Democrats don't care."

Really?    Are you sure it was Bob Woodward and not the far worse one Carl Bernstein?

I am very surprised that Woodward would state there is no criminal activity with her destruction of evidence (emails) and obstruction of justice that any reasonable jury member could agree with.
3016  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 26, 2015, 10:44:09 AM
"well-deserved"  my ass.

The feminists seem to have major control over many of the media outlets.  Every female on CNN with the smirks anytime they have a Republican guest and subtle nods of agreement every time they have someone on with the left wing propaganda.

3017  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Benghazi and related matters on: October 26, 2015, 10:41:08 AM
"While she compared the attack in Benghazi to the attack in Beirut under Reagan, there was a crucial difference.  President Reagan took responsibility for the security that allowed a breach, right from the start, and our nation moved on.  These slimy people blamed a youtube trailer with 300 views while maintaining telling us that they al Qaida "on the run".  

She took responsibility for Benghazi.   She said she did!   angry

I  agree with you Doug.  The Clintons again frustrate all of us.   They are criminals and they continue to get away with it by corrupt means.  Very sad for this country and the world.

There is no comparison between her and Reagan.  None.

3018  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: October 26, 2015, 10:34:57 AM
I don't know anything about the back and forth religious claims of Trump and Carson.

I suppose it is relevant to the Evangelicals but I for one couldn't care less about these minor points.

I am just saying, and I think Craft is too, that this is all side show stuff anyway.

We really want to hear him talk about taking the country back in the direction we believe it should be going and away from the path of tyranny.

I for one do not want to spend the little time I have left living in a country where every moment of my life is controlled by left wingers from the Political, wealthy class, and IVY league know it alls.

That said it seems more and more people, including a big majority of those who are coming here from elsewhere ( and of course the reason immigration law is not enforced) are ok with this.

In any case that is what I want Trump to be focusing on.  Not back and forth bitty stuff.  I don't recall Reagan ever wasting time on the detail stuff.   But my memory may be off.
3019  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Benghazi and related matters on: October 26, 2015, 09:12:55 AM
It can't be a big deal because the MSM has written this off a long time ago.  Fox and radio will pick up on it and no one else is listening or will care.  The msm was just waiting for her glib performance, pointed out over and over with headlines the fact it was 11 hours long and just ignored all her obvious lies.

The tide has turned big in her favor.  Their side feels it as do ours.

The only controlling legal authority are the voters.   And many can be bribed and some fooled.

I put my money down that the FBI will not find cause for any indictment and in any case the legal Clinton mafia team has shown they can just run around the evidence and the law anyway.  Any one want to make this bet?

3020  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: October 25, 2015, 09:31:11 PM
 "FWIW my sense of things is that Trump's proclivity for creating food fight snark fests is starting to wear rather thin with a lot of people; it may not have reached critical mass, but he may be setting himself up for a fall."

Yup.  My thoughts on this too.

3021  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: October 25, 2015, 09:26:05 PM
CD thanks for finding and posting the WSJ article.
3022  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: History on: October 25, 2015, 09:14:33 PM
" A good archer could easily shoot fifteen arrows a minute, so five thousand archers could loose 75,000 arrows in one minute; over one thousand a second!"

Wow shocked
3023  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Controlling the paths of photons? on: October 25, 2015, 08:37:12 PM
Controlling the paths of photons the same as electrons.  I remember this from the GTR days.   I remember one company called Lumenon that went bust claiming they could get bend the course of photons.

This could be for real:
3024  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 24, 2015, 09:01:35 AM
Just 1 more additional thought  grin

At this point the Republicans should hit the airways with guns blazing and exclaim your damn right we needed to grill HC and expose her dishonesty.  The Benghazi committee did it's duty (while the media does not) in holding a Sec of St and representing the WH accountable for lying about an attack on Americans just before an election.  

Fight back!   Stop being wishy washy and  grudgingly agree with the leftist media with "well we didn't learn anything new".

3025  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 24, 2015, 08:49:08 AM
Just one additional thought.   When ever she gets herself into trouble she may as well simply come out and tell the electorate not to worry.  Just elect her and the checks will keep coming and women will all get raises and promotions the very first day of her office.   (the first true thing she will probably ever say)   But add the lie that if she doesn't get elected everyone will be on bread lines because of the evil American Nazis - the Republicans.
3026  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: October 24, 2015, 08:44:51 AM
"I am not not sure what a undocumented immigrant"

I can answer that for you GM.

An undocumented immigrant is defined as one who dreams.   A family person.   One is who hard working.   One who is making a better life for him or her self or their aspiring physicist children.

One who is honest, law abiding, and pays sales tax.  One who aspires to the American ideal.   An individual who is simply following in the footsteps of all those white European immigrants of yester yore.

In short a dreamer.   Just a step below a saint.  
3027  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Obama vs Netanyahu on: October 24, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
Mark Levin read much of this article the other day and the insights are very interesting indeed.   I don't subscribe to the WSJ but I post this anyway.   Could anyone else post if they are permitted to do so?
3028  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: October 24, 2015, 06:49:37 AM
"Well, if I may, we here on this forum have our moments  grin"

3029  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Way Forward for the American Creed on: October 24, 2015, 06:48:17 AM
"Democrats are in denial. Their party is actually in deep trouble"

Certainly some truth to this.  That is why the party has to resort to lies, bribery, extortion, pandering to the "coalition", flame charges of racism, sexism, discrimination, and flood the borders with people who just love benefits and often mistrust whites and "Yankee" imperialists.  The leftist media lets them get away with it.   That is the biggest problem in MHO.

I don't know how we can have a free society with leaders who are allowed to lie.  That was what the media was supposed to do and keep that in check.

Can anyone imagine Hillary using all the wheels of government at her disposal to intimidate, threaten, any opposition?

It seems that only the people who understand what that means are those who lived under communism.   And those of us old enough to remember the cold war.

Speaking of the cold war I read so much now that Eugene McCarthy was out of control.   Yet I also read how the Soviets did infiltrate our top secret branches of government.   So I don't believe the liberal re writing of that either.

And now we have reports of how China and all our enemies are stealing our intellect like crazy.   Well all these foreign students are not pledging allegiance to us are they?   And for God's sake our universities have money making campuses all over the world.   While this may attract talent to the US it certainly allows much to be stolen.
3030  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 24, 2015, 06:37:09 AM
"If there was an organized system discovered for unmarking classified material, heads will roll"

Maybe but it won't be hers.  The fix is in.

Biden out.  IRS investigation ended with "no evidence" of criminal wrongdoing and announced Friday evening.

Just like the Copyright office.  No evidence of any criminal wrong doing.  Just mistakes or incompetence.  And advice from one of my attorneys to be careful what I say about Federal Officials.

And I agree with Doug.  It is all about the lying more than anything else.  She never seems to have to pay a price for lying.   Just keep promising those checks and smile and everything is hunky dory.   All in one day.
3031  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 23, 2015, 09:32:32 AM
And anyone who thinks that even an indictment will make a difference should certainly reconsider that now.

She will still run, spend five times more millions on lawyers to make up stories and throw down war tacks in front of every avenue the legal process will go,  and than proceed to tell us how taxpayers are wasting millions on partisan investigations and the rats will be marching right behind her to the WH.

And don't think many illegals will not be voting for her.

I am not so sure that some of the Repub candidates couldn't beat her, but it is sure hard to compete with taxpayer cash bribes:  "free" college, "free" health  care, "free" borders, and the rest.
3032  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 23, 2015, 09:12:27 AM
We all here knew this.   The evidence is clear.

That said the left will not abandon their gal.  She is all they have for '16.

They fight in war like fashion.  Just no guns but in every other way they leave a scorched Earth policy.

Bribe, threaten, break all laws and deny it (especially with no controlling legal authority or one that is pro Democrat Party), cover up, lie more, make up stories, twist the truth or spin it backwards, primp her up in suits, and an inch thick of makeup, have her sit upright and act proper and above it all, hit the airways lying right along with her, the media almost entirely willing to go along (my first revulsion is that scumbag Carl Bernstein who shows how his going after Nixon was nothing more than partisanship now defending this crum), and she agrees to take responsibility but then has NO accountability beyond that empty statement and she still is a candidate for the Dem nomination.

What a freaking mob!   

Time to look into Levin state conventions remedy.
3033  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: October 22, 2015, 12:37:02 PM

Ryan is like Kemp?  Well wasn't Kemp a big government liberal Republican?

I am not sure we need "a Kemp" now.

Growth is fine but when speaks of growth and low taxes as basically the answer to everything in the world a la Kudlow (those are the only things ever out of his mouth) I wonder what wall streeter is backing him or her. 

But he sounds better than Boehner so in a sense he is an obvious improvement.
3034  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: October 22, 2015, 12:31:59 PM

Sadly your right.  The Crats are already just waiting to burst the airwaves with just look at how Presidential she looked, answered every question, and ran circles around the boobs.

And or how they are on a "witch hunt" to get her about "nothing".

 cry angry
3035  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: October 22, 2015, 09:21:13 AM
"I keep pressing that we need clarity in our messaging in order to compete with the left."

Doug you are so right.  The only problem is I have yet to here a single Republican make this case in a very persuasive way except some of those on talk radio.

Rush can do it.  Levin can do it.  But both have too much political baggage and are not running for anything.

3036  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Something like this is what we will get on: October 22, 2015, 09:16:43 AM
Hillary's responses could be;

1)  What difference does it make?

2)  None of your Republican business!

3)  We were looking to replace the ambassador anyway with a woman.

4)  I've already answered every question, been more forthright, turned over more documents and emails than anyone in history, and cooperated fully with multiple unprecedented investigations.

5)  We did the best we could with the intelligence we had and acted appropriately.   Yes some mistakes, in retrospect, were made and yes we will learn from them to avoid similar events in the future (when I am President)

6)  I take full responsibility.   (So lets move on)
3037  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: October 22, 2015, 09:00:52 AM
How can he be good for the Conservatives when even the Democrat hacks are for him?

We do not need any more concessions, compromises and the rest.  We need to stand up to the Democrats.

Now we have the propagandists trying to tell us how conservative he (Ryan) is.   

Full amnesty?   Talk about tyranny.

Just read on Drudge that 10000 are at the border just this month.   That does not include the 10s of thousands overstaying their visas or just overstaying their vacations.   I can tell you here in NJ they are here in HUGE numbers and no one is counting them.  I drove by an elementary school playground in New Brunswick yesterday and the whole playground was with children who appeared to be from Mexico or Central or South America.
Every one.

There is obviously an undercounting of Muslims in the US too.   Around here they are all over the place.   

I don't mind at all to an extent but having peoples from all over just parking themselves here in the millions is not acceptable.
3038  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: October 22, 2015, 08:52:41 AM
Interesting CD.   I think anyone would agree that it is nothing short of ASTONISHING that no one from that class can remember him in any way though he is now the President.

Very strange indeed.

Does this guy remember any Muslim students?  It seems the only one or two people that seem to remember him but are for the most part staying mum are Muslim roommates.
3039  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / What is Merkel thinking? on: October 22, 2015, 08:48:10 AM

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Oh I get it.  The new leftist line is we need the workers to feed the social security ponzy scheme.  The SS system was broken by the drunk spending politicians instead of being in a trust fund like it should have been.  Who are the people of what we keep hearing, "Brussels" who seem to be the masters of Europe and now are being followed by Obama and his gang?   Who are these people that are the new form of tyranny who are ruling over us behind the scenes?

Here is one theory about Merkel.   Someone yesterday called in to Michael Savage.  She was from Southern Germany and unfortunately I didn't get to here the whole conservation but she said she wonders if Merkel who is from the former East Germany has lived and raised from the Communist mindset has something to do with it.  She was suspicious that she is part of something behind the scenes.  I suspect it is just part of this whole progressive movement.

One article suggests Merkel is being practical.  To get more workers in to Germany to support the generous welfare retirement state:

****Immigrants: Why Merkel Opened Up The Flood Gates

By Mauldin Economics • on September 20, 2015 • in Politics

 impose quotas under pain of sanctions, Brussels has unwisely brought home the reality that states have given up sovereignty over their borders, police and judicial systems, just as they gave up economic sovereignty by joining the euro.

This comes as a rude shock, creating a new East-West rift within European affairs to match the North-South battles over EMU. With certain nuances, the peoples of Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and the Baltic states do not accept the legitimacy of the demands being made upon them.

But it is the countries of Eastern Europe that are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. This map from the  New York Times depicts the general flow of immigrants from Turkey into Germany. It was not all that long ago that one could pass freely from one country in the EU to another, but now border walls and controls are being erected.

And while Merkel says Germany can take 800,000 immigrants, notice that they are instituting border controls to stem the flow. It’s is all well and good to say you can absorb nearly a million immigrants, but where you going to put them? How will you feed them or school them? That effort takes planning and time, planning and time that have not been much in evidence the past few years in Europe.

Just as the Grexit crisis showed us the underbelly of European monetary integration, the refugee crisis highlights the huge difficulty of political integration. Hungarians, Slovaks, and Czechs do not want Brussels telling them how many Syrians they must admit and support. I don’t blame them.

Ambrose astutely points out that Europe must now deal with an east-west split on immigration along with the still-unbridged north-south economic chasm. Yet EU leaders push blithely on, thinking they can roll right over their opposition. To them each crisis presents another opportunity to impose structure and an artificial unity from the top down.

This is maddening, and it leaves an interesting question unanswered. Why is Germany so willing to accept so many migrants, while other countries are not? Aside from the 800,000 it will take this year, officials have said Germany can handle 500,000 more per year, indefinitely.

That starts to add up in a few years, even in a country of 80+ million. This is more than a gesture. What is Merkel thinking?

The answer is that Merkel is thinking ahead. Germany’s economy is going to need those people. Germany currently has a population of 82 million, but that number is expected to fall by 12 million over the next 40 years. Further, as the population ages, the number of potential workers who are not retired will be reduced by many more millions. The percentage of people in Germany of working age (between 20 and 65) was projected by a recent study to drop from 61% to 54% by 2030. Germany recorded the lowest birth rate in the world from 2008 to 2013. Hold that thought. (Mitchell)

Merkel’s immigration plan presents huge problems, given Germany’s generous retirement benefits and social programs. For every baby boomer that stops working, the country needs at least one person to start working. The US is in better shape only because we have enough legal immigrants to keep the demographic pipeline flowing. Even so, we will hit the wall at some point unless more and more potential retirees keep working.

Germany is in much deeper trouble on this point, and Merkel knows it. I suspect she wants to bring in quite a few million immigrants, somehow make good Germans out of them, and keep the economy humming.

My good friend Dennis Gartman wrote about this in his September 15 daily report:

But there is a very real demographic reason why Germany is so willing to take a surfeit of these refugees: German’s demographics demand it. Simply put, Germany’s population… and especially its indigenous… population is imploding swiftly and certainly.
Already there are very real shortages of young, skilled workers, and many German companies openly and regularly complain that they cannot hire enough workers to fill job vacancies because there are not enough workers available for those jobs.

Further, Germany needs younger workers to fill those jobs because it needs their salaries for the social welfare programs that Germany is so renowned for. Simply put, there are not enough workers paying into the social programs to pay for them at present, and this problem shall become worse, not better, unless Germany’s population swells measurably in the coming years and decades.

So, Ms. Merkel has a clear ulterior motive for her seeming generosity: she wants the present welfare system in Germany that benefits now and will even more greatly benefit more in the future her normal constituency. If Germans are going to retire they shall need either newly born Germans to take their place and pay into the social security systems or Germany shall need to “import” foreign workers. For now, it is the latter that Ms. Merkel is embracing.

Immigrants – Newfound Sympathy

Before going any further, let’s define some terms. Refugees are persons driven from their homes by war, natural disasters, or other circumstances beyond their control. They have little or no choice but to seek refuge elsewhere.

Migrants, in contrast, are people who have homes but choose to move elsewhere, typically for economic reasons. They think they can increase their income or improve their lives in a new country.

This distinction is important in international law. Various treaties and agreements obligate governments to give refugees at least temporary shelter. Migrants, because they have a home to which they could return, receive lower priority.

One of the problems is that Europe’s incoming masses include both refugees and migrants. Sorting them out is not always easy. Many lack passports and other identifying documents. I saw a small note in the Wall Street Journal this week saying that Sweden is paying a language-analysis firm to verify refugee candidates’ origins by their accents. As good a method as any, I suppose.

I think everyone agrees that sheltering genuine refugees is simply the right thing to do. We all know that in other circumstances we could be the homeless ones. Some older Europeans saw World War II uproot millions. Their children and grandchildren have heard the stories, and that awareness probably drives some of the sympathy we see now.

While the goals are laudable, there are limits. Even a continent as large as Europe needs to manage population inflows and screen out undesirables. The sheer scale of the challenge is mindboggling. More than four million people have left Syria alone. Tens of thousands more are leaving each week. Most are still in the bordering states of Turkey and Jordan, which have their own challenges and can’t offer permanent resettlement.

This graphic from Stratfor shows where people are leaving and where they want to go.
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You can see that part of the problem is intra-European. People from Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania want to leave their countries. While some of them might be able to legitimately claim refugee status, I think most can be properly labeled as economic immigrants.

It’s also interesting which countries have received the most asylum applicants
3040  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: October 21, 2015, 09:30:41 AM
As usual Steyn says the truth just as good as does Rush.
3041  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Jim Webb is done with Democrats on: October 21, 2015, 09:21:44 AM
3042  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: October 21, 2015, 09:00:36 AM
I finished reading the LBJ book and took interest in how Johnson made a complete fool out of Mitt's father George Romney during the Detroit riots in the mid '60s which basically terminated any chance his father might have had to make a serious run for the Republican nomination for President in '68.  Mitt got the nomination but in the end wound up a loser (for President) like his father.

I do not know how any Republican can support Paul Ryan for speaker when Harry Reid is for him.  And Boehner too.   That automatically disqualifies him in my mind.   The Establishment refuses to get it don't they?   This is NOT about working or compromising with Democrats.  It is about stopping them!!!  For God's sake.  They still can't figure it out?!  NO wonder we have been so screwed all these years. 

Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative ‘Insurgents,’ Preventing More ‘Collaborative Action’

by Tony Lee20 Oct 2015379

Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican “insurgents” and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats.

As the Republican establishment is trying convince
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent “The Axe Files” podcast that the “extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention” and “immediate action” as opposed to more “collaborative action.”

Romney said this phenomenon flows in part from the “change in the world of media.”

“There was a time when we all got the news with the same facts, if you will,” he said. “We had three networks we watched for the evening news. Most of us got newspapers. Everybody in the middle class got a newspaper, so we got the same facts whether we agreed or not with them.”

Now, according to Romney, people “get their news on the web” and “they tend to read those things which they agree with.” He said people are “not seeing the other side” and “not even getting the same facts” while “we have commentators” on left-leaning and right-leaning cable news channels “who are hyperbolic in expressing their views on issues.”

Romney lamented that more Democrats are considering themselves “liberal” and “in my party, there are more and more who feel they are more insurgent than towards the center of the party.”

“And I think that divisiveness is one of the things that has led to Washington having such a hard time getting things done,” he said.

The rise of new media outlets in the Internet age has allowed regular Americans to get access to information that the mainstream press, with the help of the both political establishments, often concealed from the general public when, as Romney noted, Americans all received the same set of facts.

In this election cycle in which outsiders on the GOP side are getting the majority of the vote, Donald Trump has bypassed the traditional media and gone over their heads to get his message directly to his supporters and American voters. Romney blasted Trump on the podcast and implied that his remarks about women, “members of the news media,” and Hispanics would hurt Republicans like Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” remarks during the 2012 election cycle. Romney referred to “certain things” that were “said by Republicans during my general election race in 2012 colored the perception of the Republican Party and may have caused some people to stay at home.”

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Romney again expressed concern with the rise of conservative insurgents, saying “the challenge in our party is not so much that people have differing views on issues, as much as people have differing views about how to get those issues implemented.”

“There are some in our party who think the best approach is throwing bombs,” he said. “The problem with bomb throwing so far is that most of the bombs have landed on our own team. That doesn’t help.

After praising presidential candidates Jeb Bush,
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
, John Kasich and Chris Christie on CNN, Romney said there are others who think that the “best approach is to see if we can’t find common ground with the people across the aisle.”

“We have Paul Ryan, for instance, that’s willing to work with Democrats,” Romney said. “I think that’s a productive thing.”
3043  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: October 21, 2015, 08:43:38 AM
GM says "It was a CAIR psyop, and the lefty lemmings fell into place like the useful idiots they are"

Agree.  The lefty lemmings are actively complicit and happy to portray Americans as bigoted so they can continue to import future Democrats into this county.

I forgot to post this about the old man who is playing it up for all it's worth.  Obviously he is a wheeling and dealing opportunist:

Muslims now playing the race card.
3044  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: October 21, 2015, 08:32:52 AM
This kid's father certainly has done well for himself in America.   Yet he is so insulted.   Big deal.  Of course the left jumps on this arrest like it is important.
3045  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / What kind of moron calls this a clock invention? on: October 21, 2015, 08:24:47 AM
3046  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: October 16, 2015, 10:31:25 AM
change "illegal" to "undocumented" to "dreamer"

change "global warming" to "climate change"

change "gun control" to "gun safety"

One can hear the damn liberal university schyster professor thinking to him/herself how smart he is by using the child psychology on us.   Nothing more the simple propaganda and lies basically.

Unfortunately the libs control the airways and media so the overt propaganda is presented as fact and truth.

Yep we are screwed.

3047  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: October 15, 2015, 04:00:20 PM

For the vast majority of these people it is about the money.

They want the socialist welfare state.

They want the rest of us to pay for them.

They won't tell us that but that is it.

Don't you agree?
3048  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: October 15, 2015, 03:57:34 PM
What a thrill it was to be on the White House lawn watching Reagan give a speech.
Nancy standing proudly at his side slowly turning her gaze from one side of the audience to the other with a glistening radiance.

The bravery of our troops was a sight to behold.  I was not brave.  I was studying only to find myself in the middle of a battle.  shocked

Most importantly 90% of the Grenadians were happy the US invaded and kicked out the Cuban backed communist regime.

Now we have some punk in the WH who embraces communism......   Embraces Cuba.....   Who disrespects this country every day.....   angry

Your damn right I am angry.

3049  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: October 15, 2015, 02:06:50 PM
86th airborne.
I met a few soldiers who were there.  One just recently, who said I was the first one he met who was there.

Between Grenada and barracks bombing in  Lebanon which occurred at the same time we finally saw a resurgence of respect for our military after the flower children clowns of the 60's thought they co opted the right to criticize our soldiers who risk life and limb to protect us.

As for Gunny Highway ( a great movie),  there were many of them on the Island.

No one would have ever believed we would have a President and a Democrat party who would make our country the villain in the world today. 
3050  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Liberal news jackals on: October 15, 2015, 12:40:06 PM
I was one of the medical students "rescued" in Grenada in 1983 before I finished my training at Rutgers in NJ.

I will never forget how when a group of us brought by C 130 transport from the island of Grenada (Granada is in Spain) where brought to the air force base in South Carolina we were rushed by so called reporters.   They shoved microphones in our faces and began asking us what we thought of the invasion and Reagan.  The shock and disappointment on their faces when we overwhelmingly thanked our military, our country and our President.

Thank God for America.   

Well right at that time one reporter literally ran over to tell the other jackal reporters that there was ONE student who was criticizing Reagan for "invading a sovereign nation".   

Immediately as though they were running to escape a burning building they yanked the microphones from us and rushed the ONE "f"ing liberal to interview him so they could have what they really wanted.

A story that students were bashing Reagan and the US military.

Remember this was the first military action after Vietnam when the libs were all over the military. 

I learned then first hand how 95 % of the people could be for something but the news media, looking for a story, and especially one that has the liberal slant will focus and give loud voice to the 5% all the while covering up that it is only a small minority opinion.

The vast majority of us praised Reagan.  The news jackals couldn't stand it.

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