Saturday, November 7, 2015

Inside the Pentagon’s fight over Russia

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For those villagers eagerly snapping pictures on the side of a road in the Czech Republic in late September, the appearance of the line of U.S. “Stryker” armored fighting vehicles must have seemed more like a parade than a large-scale military operation. The movement of some 500-plus soldiers of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Vilsack in Bavaria to a Hungarian military base was intended to strengthen U.S. ties with the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian militaries and put Russia’s Vladimir Putin on notice. Dubbed “Dragoon Crossing,” the tour traced a winding 846- kilometer tour that featured airdrops and simulated bridge seizures to show America’s Eastern European allies that the U.S. military could respond quickly to any threat. “We are demonstrating operational freedom of maneuver across Eastern Europe,” Col. John V. Meyer III told a reporter for the Army’s website, “and that is having the strategic effect of enabling our alliance, assuring our allies, and deterring the Russians.”

But not everyone is convinced. “This Stryker parade won’t fool anyone in Moscow,” says retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. “The Russians don’t do many things well, but they have been subverting, destabilizing, invading and conquering their neighbors since Peter the Great. And what’s our response: a small unit of light armored trucks.”

More @ Politico

Two Cops Face Murder Charges for Killing a 6-year-old

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Two police officers in Louisiana are currently under arrest and facing murder charges after fatally shooting a six-year-old child inside of a car last week.
Louisiana State Police charged Marksville City Marshals Norris Greenhouse, 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, with second degree murder in the death of Jeremy Mardis and attempted second degree murder for nearly killing his father.

 More @ Info Wars

Comment on: VMFA Announces Plans to Turn Confederate Memorial Chapel lnto a "Trippy Funhouse"

"Rather than see the Chapel desecrated, burn it. Leave smoking ashes for their sacrilege.

It will never again be what it was, let it go into memory with honor, unsullied by heathen hands and let it be done before the violation, to have it known that their intentions and plans are so intolerable that the sacrifice was justified.

Sic Semper Tryannus"
          --Dick

2016 Ford GT

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The new Ford GT is a 600-horsepower, twin-turbo, carbon-fiber monster.

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Obama’s “Syrian” Refugee Resettlement Plan Costs $257,481 per Household For First Five Years Only

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Unacceptable Waste and Horrific Dangers
Mike Scruggs


Both the Heritage Foundation and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) have weighed in on the enormous costs of President Obama’s plans to permanently settle 200,000 Middle Eastern refugees in the United States during  2016 and 2017.  Several thousand have already arrived, and at least 10,000 more are scheduled to arrive during the balance of 2015.  Although thousands of Syrian and Iraqi Christians are being massacred or enslaved by ISIS, few of these refugees are Christians, and only about half are Syrians fleeing ISIS. So far, 97 percent of the refugees settled in the U.S. have been Sunni Muslims. Approximately the same percentages are true for the massive columns of refugees moving through Europe, most of them headed for Germany or Sweden, where social-welfare benefits are the most generous. They are coming from all over the Middle East and Africa, with substantial numbers coming from Libya, Afghanistan, and Somalia, as well as Syria, Iraq, and Turkey. It is of some concern that 70 to 80 percent of these refugees are military age males. The U.S. FBI has already testified to Congress that they are unable to vet them and only reject about 10 percent. President Obama is urging them to expedite vetting. The same situation on vetting seems to be the rule in Europe.

According to Heritage Foundation scholar, Robert Rector, resettling a mere 10,000 Middle Eastern refugees in the U.S. would cost $130 million per year for health, education, welfare, retirement benefits, and community services net of any taxes paid. Refugees and their children are eligible for all U.S. benefits plus some cash payments immediately upon arrival in the U.S. Over an average additional lifetime of 50 years for this generation, the total cost would run to $6.5 billion, just for 10,000 refugees.

Center for Immigration Studies figures are based on actual experience for Middle Eastern refugees over the last five years, using 2013 pricing data.  CIS estimates that the cost per refugee, based on their education and skill levels, which are fairly low, would be $64, 370 for the first five years, averaging $12,874 per year.  For the average refugee household of 4.11 persons, that would be $257,481 for the first five years ALONE. Most refugees would continue to receive considerably more benefits than taxes received over their lifetimes. This is because their average education level is only 10.5 years, and a lower rate of female employment. According to a 2013 Heritage Foundation study of illegal immigration and amnesty, even the average American-born worker with less than a high school education, never ceases to be a negative fiscal drain on taxpayers.

 Both CIS and the Heritage Foundation have an approximate fiscal cost estimate of $13,000 per year for Middle Eastern refugees, although the Heritage Foundation estimate includes an allocation of community services like fire, and police, whereas the CIS estimates are based on social-welfare costs alone. Although the accounting differs by country, the average annual resettlement costs over the first five years for most Western countries is between $10,000 and $25,000, with Germany at $14,500 and Norway at $24,691. The Finance Minister of Sweden, Margot Wallstrom, announced only last week that the refugee burden was near collapsing Sweden’s generous social-welfare system.  As the highly regarded economist Milton Friedman once said, you cannot have a welfare state and open-door immigration, too.

 The surprising thing is that, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) the United Nations can support refugees in safe areas of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey for only about $1,057 per year.  Granted that the facilities and benefits might not be as posh as the U.S., German, Norwegian, and Swedish welfare states, but for the $13,000 per year to help a Middle Eastern refugee in the U.S., 12 refugees can receive sufficient help, if they remain in a safe area of Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, or Jordan. In addition, the adjustment for the refugees will be easier when settling in countries with similar cultural and religious environments. Moreover, many more of them would be able to return to their home countries and help in their recovery, when the political climate is more stabilized. Why is the U.S. wasting so much money when there seems to be a much cheaper and wiser alternative?

Why would President Obama want to bring at least 200,000 largely unvetted Sunni Muslim refugees for permanent settlement into the United States? This is particularly disturbing, when 13 percent of refugees in the same UN Camps likely to supply Syrian refugees to the U.S., according to a Clarion Project poll, admit to a favorable opinion of ISIS and much larger percents are “neutral.” A total of 41 percent believe that either Israel or the U.S. is the greatest threat to the Arab world.  The odds for significant increases in terrorist inflicted casualties are at least twice as bad as frequent games of Russian roulette. How many thousands of American lives should we risk to avoid being called Islamophobes or other such propaganda names invented by the Muslim Brotherhood’s propaganda front in the U.S., the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and parroted by the brainless political correctness establishment? CAIR has been named by the FBI in a conspiracy to fund the Hamas terrorist group but has not yet been indicted. What degree of greed and hunger for political power does it take for politicians to turn their eyes away from grave dangers to national security and public safety? 

 The quasi-religious Federal contractors for the State Department’s Refugee Resettlement Program are all predominantly federally funded and compensated on a per refugee basis of about $1,000 each.  This is an unfortunate incentive to recommend as many U.S. refugee settlements as possible despite many objections from American communities targeted by the State Department and cooperative State governments. In addition, many local businesses hope to own fat Federal or State contracts for building apartments and other resettlement facilities and providing specialized services to refugees. The suspected abuses of fiscal responsibility are enough to warrant a full Congressional investigation.  

 A major concern about Muslim resettlements in the U.S. and other Western countries is the Islamic doctrine of Hijra, which uses immigration as a primary strategy for Jihadist conquest of all nations. Islamic doctrines also assert the superiority of Islam over all other belief systems. Built into the Quran is a goal of world domination by Islam and Islamic Law (Sharia), with no tolerance for dissent. Islam is especially incompatible with Christianity, Judaism, the U.S. Constitution, and even democratic forms of government. The U.S. First Amendment to the Constitution was never meant to require American self-destruction to accommodate Islam. Substantial unvetted Muslim settlements in the West invite serious inevitable conflict and hostile Fifth Column subversive influences on government. Moreover, the United States cannot sustain such outrageous and wasteful spending for objectives that are clearly incompatible with the best and common interests of the American people. 

Why won’t the FBI show me my FBI file –as the law requires?

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The right to inspect your own FBI file is guaranteed under the law. So why won’t the FBI show me mine, as the law requires?

 

My FBI file trail dates back to the mid 1990s. At that time, I underwent an FBI background check to obtain what’s known as a “HARD PASS” to cover the White House as a correspondent for CBS News. The FBI background check is mandatory. I passed the check and received my HARD PASS.

Years later, in 2013, I learned of the intrusion of my work and home computers. The intruders utilized software proprietary to a U.S. government agency. I knew that the FBI had contacted CBS News and confirmed the computer intrusion. I knew that FBI case workers listed me as a “victim” in the computer intrusion, even though they never contacted me to investigate or help.

NC: Mike "Two Cent" Adams Greets Incoming Class of Precious Snowflakes with Speech Crushing Their PC Beliefs

Via David



Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington is not your stereotypical left-wing teacher. On the heels of a report that showed that liberal arts professors overwhelmingly support Democrats, Adams’ semester-opening statement to his students has gone viral.

First printed in Townhall in late August, over the last few days it has been reprinted multiple times.

[Trigger warning: The following is extraordinarily insensitive and its candor may cause some students to be highly offended. Symptoms of being confronted with viewpoints other than one’s own may cause one to get “the vapors” and students have even been known to collapse in a fainting spell upon reading offensive literature. Reader discretion is advised.]

Here is what he said to his students:


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My Two Cent Check Is Returned

D-Day veterans sitting across from themselves in the same plane which dropped them into Normandy

Via Cousin Colby


Regarding their spirits as they flew in, D-day paratroopers tell their story. Apparently there was some levity on board the plane as the picture implies.
“We were all in pretty good spirits and there was a good singalong during the first part of the flight. Once over the Channel we all quietened down and made ready for the jump into darkness. 
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NC: Hoke Reveals a Kinship with Lee's Spirit

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Major-General Robert F. Hoke of Lincolnton, North Carolina was said to be Lee’s personal choice for command of the Army of Northern Virginia should he be incapacitated. A brilliant division commander, Hoke was not a West Pointer and after the war declined any reminiscences of his participation.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com   The Great American Political Divide

Hoke Reveals a Kinship of Lee’s Spirit

“I once saw General Hoke eating ham and eggs and buckwheat cakes in a hotel in Greensboro. A massive man with broad smooth brow and well-trimmed gray beard, he resembled the pictures of General Lee. Later in the day when I was introduced to him at a railway station, the talk fell on the war with Spain, which had just ended and he told me President McKinley had offered him by telegraph a brigadier’s commission in the army preparing to go to Cuba.

He thanked the President but declined. “I have seen enough of war in my time,” he said. He spoke as casually as if he had said,” “I had all the buckwheat cakes for breakfast I wanted.”

We were then only four miles from the spot where he as the commander of a division in [General Joseph E.] Johnston’s army had surrendered to Sherman. I tried to draw him out on the subject, but he was politely uninterested.

General Hoke engaged in mining and railroading after 1865. He resolutely refused to enter politics, unlike many of his brother officers who were only too ready to capitalize their war records. In this General Hoke revealed a kinship of the spirit of General Lee.”

(Son of Carolina, Augustus White Long, Duke University Press, 1939, pp. 36-37)

Unmatched Eminent Virginians

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Senator George F. Hoar seemed unaware of Massachusett’s deep involvement in the transatlantic slave trade as he arraigns the South for an absence of morals. Senator John Critcher below served during the war as a lieutenant-colonel of the Fifteenth Virginia cavalry.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com

Unmatched Eminent Virginians

“In the debate on Education in the House of Representatives, Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts remarked that slavery in the South was not so observable in the degradation of the slave as in the depravity of the master.

Mr. Critcher, of Virginia replied:

“Reminding the gentleman from Massachusetts that every signer of the Declaration of Independence, except those from his State, and perhaps one or two others, were slave-owners, he would venture to make a bold assertion; he would venture to say that he could name more eminent men from the parish of his residence, than the gentleman could name from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He would proceed to name them, and yield the floor to the gentleman to match them if he could.

On one side of his estate is Wakefield, the birthplace of Washington. On the other side is Stratford, the residence of Light Horse Harry Lee, of glorious Revolutionary memory.

Adjoining Stratford is Chantilly, the residence of Richard Henry Lee, the mover of the Declaration of Independence, and the Cicero of the American Revolution. There lived Francis Lightfoot Lee, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Charles Lee, at one time Washington’s Attorney General; and Arthur Lee, the accomplished negotiator of the treaty of commerce and alliance between the Colonies and France in 1777.

Returning, as said before, you come first to the birthplace of Washington; another hour’s drive will bring you to the birthplace of Monroe; another hour’s drive to the birthplace of Madison, and if the gentleman supposes that the present generation is unworthy of their illustrious ancestors, he has but to stand on the same estate to see the massive chimneys of the baronial mansion that witnessed the birth of Robert E. Lee.

These are some of the eminent men from the parish of his residence, and he yielded the floor that the gentleman might match them, if he could, from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

(Southern Historical Society Papers, “Degrading Influence of Slavery,” Volume 12, Barefoot Publishing, page 59)

Media Double Standard: Ben Carson Is a Liar But Barack Obama Isn’t a Kenyan

Via Billy


How’s this for a media double standard?

Barack Obama was either born in Kenya or he lied about it for years.
 
Breitbart.com published a 1991 booklet by Barack Obama’s literary agent today that says Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

Here’s a screengrab from the booklet:

VMFA Announces Plans to Turn Confederate Memorial Chapel lnto a "Trippy Funhouse"

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"In this place, I will give thee peace...Thus saith the Lord of Hosts. This Chapel is dedicated to the memory of the Confederate dead."   Inscription above the pulpit, Confederate Memorial Chapel, Richmond, VA.

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