I have been very busy with scouts and work. It is what it is and I like to blog, but I like to sleep more;) I saw the results of the elections and here where I live, they decided to go with "SPLOST IV basically an added 1% to the sales tax. The local tea party was very vocal in opposition as I was. We had SPLOST 1-3 already and they didn't do what they said they would do.....This is my shocked face......No really. The money is used for the pet projects of the local politicians including to building more Senior centers....face it...Blue hairs vote. We already have several in the county and they cost money to staff and run. But the powers that be want to build more of them. The SPLOST was supposed to be used for roads and other things but the money gets diverted and one year they dumped it into the general treasury of the county to make up the shortfalls after the county got hosed buying a golf course....Yes a golf course. Now they used the fact that they want to build some more fire stations in the county and this got the firefighters and their families involved. I guess the idea of using the general fund to do what the government is supposed to do is asking a bit much. The politicians got used to the income stream and they don't want to see it go away.
I also saw the news in Virginia...Yes an election was bought, the crooked former head of the DNC got elected governor of the Old Dominion state, Murphy had a few things to say about it.
I saw this at work at one of the work-centers when I was running down to another tool room to get a specialty tooling for an airplane.
On a different note, I have been wondering if we are being herded or goaded into 2 different camps, the United States are no longer united, we are fracturing as a country and I sometimes wonder if it is for the best. The Red states and Blue States people flat out ain't getting along. I saw this on another Blog and shamelessly ripped it off. It is something to think about.
In 2009, Jim Rickards, a lawyer, investment banker and adviser on
capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office
of the Secretary of Defense, participated in a secret war game
sponsored by the Pentagon at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The
game’s objective was to simulate and explore the potential outcomes and
effects of a global financial war. At the end of the war game, the
Pentagon concluded that the U.S. dollar was at extreme risk of
devaluation and collapse in the near term, triggered either by a
default of the U.S. Treasury and the dumping of bonds by foreign
investors or by hyperinflation by the private Federal Reserve.
These revelations, later exposed by Rickards, were interesting not
because they were “new” or “shocking.” Rather, they were interesting
because many of us in the field of alternative economics had ALREADY
predicted the same outcome for the American financial system years
before the APL decided to entertain the notion. At least, that is what
the public record indicates.
The idea that our government has indeed run economic collapse
scenarios, found the United States in mortal danger, and done absolutely
nothing to fix the problem is bad enough. I have my doubts, however,
that the Pentagon or partnered private think tanks like the RAND
Corporation did not run scenarios on dollar collapse long before 2009.
In fact, I believe there is much evidence to suggest that the military
industrial complex has not only been aware of the fiscal weaknesses of
the U.S. system for decades, but they have also been actively engaged
in exploiting those weaknesses in order to manipulate the American
public with fears of cultural catastrophe.
History teaches us that most economic crisis events are followed or
preceded immediately by international or domestic conflict. War is the
looming shadow behind nearly all fiscal disasters. I suspect that
numerous corporate think tanks and the Department Of Defense are
perfectly aware of this relationship and have war gamed such events as
well. Internal strife and civil war are often natural side effects of
economic despair within any population.
Has a second civil war been “gamed” by our government? And are
Americans being swindled into fighting and killing each other while the
banksters who created the mess observe at their leisure, waiting until
the dust settles to return to the scene and collect their prize? Here
are some examples of how both sides of the false left/right paradigm are
being goaded into turning on each other.
Conservatives: Taunting The Resting Lion
Conservatives, especially Constitutional conservatives, are the
warrior class of American society. The average conservative is far more
likely to own a firearm, have extensive tactical training with that
firearm, have military experience and have less psychological fear of
conflict; and he is more apt to take independent physical action in the
face of an immediate threat. Constitutional conservatives are also more
likely to fight based on principal and heritage, rather than personal
gain, and less likely to get wrapped up in the madness of mob activity.
What’s the greatest weakness of conservatives? It’s their tendency to
entertain leadership by men who claim exceptional warrior status, even
if those men are not necessarily honorable.
Constitutional conservatives are the most substantial existing threat
to the establishment hierarchy because, unlike dissenting groups of
the past, we know exactly who the guiding hand is behind economic and
social calamity. In response, the overall conservative culture has come
under relentless attack by the establishment using the Administration
of Barack Obama as a middleman. The goal, I believe, is to misdirect
conservative rage toward the Democratic left and away from the elites.
The actions of the White House have become so absurd and so openly
hostile as of late that I can only surmise that this is a deliberate
strategy to lure conservatives into ill-conceived retaliation against a
puppet government, rather than the men behind the curtain.
Department of Defense propaganda briefings with military personnel
have been exposed. These briefings train current serving soldiers to
view Tea Party conservatives and even Christian organizations as
“dangerous extremists.” Reports from sources within Fort Hood and Fort Shelby confirm this trend.
The DOD has denied some of the allegations or claimed that it has
“corrected” the problem; however, Judicial Watch has obtained official
training documents through a Freedom of Information Act request that
affirm that extremist profiling is an integral part of these military
briefings. The documents also cite none other than the Southern Poverty
Law Center (SPLC) as a primary resource for the training classes. The
SPLC is nothing more than an outsourced propaganda wing for the DHS that
attacks Constitutional organizations and associates them with
terrorist and racist groups on a regular basis. (Check pages 32-33.)
This indoctrination program has accelerated since January 2013, after
Professor Arie Perliger, a member of a West Point think tank called
Combating Terrorism Center (and according to the sparse biographical
information available, a man with NO previous U.S. military experience),
published and circulated a report called “Challengers From The
Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far Right” at West Point. The report
classified “far right extremists” as “domestic enemies” who commonly
“espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government , believing
it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on
individuals’ civil and constitutional right." The profile goes on to
list supporting belief in "civil activism, individual freedoms, and
self government” as the dastardly traits of evil extremists.
Soldiers have been told that associating with “far right extremist
groups” could be used as grounds for court-martial. A general purge of
associated symbolism has ensued, including new orders handed down to
Navy SEALs that demand that operators remove the “Don’t Tread On Me”
Navy Jack patch from their uniforms.
The indoctrination of the military also follows on the heels of a
massive media campaign to demonize Constitutional conservatives who
fought against Obamacare in the latest debt ceiling debate as “domestic
enemies” and “terrorists.” I documented this in my recent article “Are Constitutional Conservatives Really the Boogeyman?”
Obama and his ilk have been caught red-handed in numerous
conspiracies, including Fast and Furious, which shipped American arms
through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the
hands of Mexican drug cartels. And how about the exposure of the IRS
using its bureaucracy as a weapon to harass Tea Party organizations and
activists? And what about Benghazi, Libya, the terrorist attack that
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton allowed to happen, if they
didn’t directly order it to happen? And let’s not forget about the
Edward Snowden revelations, which finally made Americans understand
that mass surveillance of our population is a constant reality.
To add icing to the cake, a new book called Double Down,
which chronicles the Obama campaign of 2012, quotes personal aides to
the President who relate that Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, when
discussing his use of drone strikes, bragged that he was “really good at killing people.”
Now, my question is, why would the Obama Administration make so many
“mistakes,” attack conservatives with such a lack of subtlety, and
attempt to openly propagandize rank-and-file soldiers, many of whom
identify with conservative values? Is it all just insane hubris, or is
he serving his handlers by trying to purposely create a volatile
Liberals: Taking Away The Cookie Jar
Many on the so-called “left” are socially oriented and find solace in
the functions of the group, rather than individualism. They seek
safety in administration, centralization and government welfare. Wealth
is frowned upon, while “redistribution” of wealth is cheered. They see
government as necessary to the daily survival of the nation, and they
work to expand Federal influence into all facets of life. Some liberals
do this out of a desire to elevate the poverty-stricken and ensure
certain educational standards. However, they tend to ignore the
homogenizing effect this strategy has on society, making everyone
equally destitute and equally stupid. Their faith in government
subsidies also makes them vulnerable to funding cuts and reductions in
entitlements. The left normally fights only when their standard of
living and comfort to which they have grown accustomed plummets below a
certain threshold, and mob methods are usually their fallback form of
Austerity cuts, which the mainstream media calls the “sequester,” are
beginning to take effect. But, they are being applied in areas that
are clearly meant to create the most public anger. Reductions in
welfare programs are also being implemented in a way that will
certainly agitate average left-leaning citizens. The debt debate itself
revolved around those who want the government to spend within its
means versus those who want the government to spend even more on
welfare programs no matter the consequence. The loss of subsidies is at
bottom the greatest fear of the left.
A sudden and inexplicable shutdown of electronic benefit transfer
cards (EBT cards or food stamps) occurred in more than 17 States while
the debt debate just happened to be climaxing. This month, cuts to
existing food stamp funds have taken effect, and food pantries across
the country are scrambling against a sharp spike in demand.
Remember, about 50 million Americans are currently dependent on EBT
welfare in order to feed themselves and their families. The response to
the relatively short EBT shutdown last month was outright fury. Imagine
the response in the event of a long-term shutdown, or if extraneous
cuts were to occur? And where would that anger be directed? Since the
entire debt debacle has been blamed on the Tea Party, I suspect
conservatives will be the main target of welfare mobs.
The left, once just as opposed to government stimulus and banker
bailouts as the right, is now unwittingly throwing its support behind
infinite stimulus in order to cement the continued existence of precious
Federal handouts. The issue of Obamacare has utterly blinded liberals
to fiscal responsibility. Universal healthcare, perhaps the ultimate
Federal handout, is a prize too titillating for them to ignore.
Democrats will now go to incredible lengths to defend the Obama White
House regardless of past crimes.
They are willing to ignore his offenses against the 4th Amendment and personal privacy. They are willing to look past his offenses against the 1st Amendment, including the Constitutional right to trial by jury for all
Americans, and Obama’s secret war against the free speech of
whistle-blowers. They are willing to shrug off his endless warmongering
in the Mideast, his attempts to foment new war in Syria and Iran, and
his support for predator drone strikes in sovereign nations causing
severe civilian collateral damage. They are willing to forget Snowden,
mass surveillance and executive assassination lists — all for Obamacare.
And the saddest thing of all? It is likely that Obamacare was never meant to be successful in the first place.
Does anyone really believe that the White House, with billions of
dollars at its disposal, could not get a website off the ground if it
really wanted to? Does anyone really believe that Obama would launch the
crowning jewel of his Presidency without making certain that it was
fully operational, unless this was part of a greater scheme? And how
about his promise that pre-existing health care plans would not be
destroyed by Obamacare mandates? Over 900,000 people in the state of California alone are
about to lose their health care insurance due to the Affordable
Healthcare Act. Why would Obama go back on such a vital pledge unless
he WANTED to piss off constituents?
Already, liberal websites and forums across the blogosphere are abuzz
with talk of sabotage of the Obamacare website by “the radical right”
and the diabolical Koch Brothers (liberals had no idea who they were a
year ago, but now, they the go to scapegoat for everything). Once again,
conservatives are presented as the culprits behind all the left’s
As I have stated in the past, Obamacare is designed to fail. The
government has no capacity to fund it, and never will. Its only
conceivable purpose is to further divide the country and excite both
sides of the false paradigm into attacking each other as the reason the
system is failing, when both sides should be questioning whether the
current system should exist at all.
As the situation stands today, at least 50 million welfare recipients
and who knows how many others exist as a resource pool for the
establishment to be used to wreak havoc on the rest of us. All they have
to do is take away the cookie jar.
Who Would Win?
Who would prevail in a second American civil war? Tactically
speaking, conservatives have the upper hand and are far better
prepared. Food rioters wouldn’t last beyond three to six weeks as
starvation takes its toll, and mindless mobs would not last long
against seasoned riflemen. The military, though suffering purges by the
White House, still contains numerous conservatives within its ranks.
Outside influences, including NATO or the United Nations, are a
possibility. There are numerous factors to consider. But I would point
out that the most dangerous adversary Constitutional conservatives face
is not the left, Obama, or a Federal government gone rogue. Rather,
our greatest adversary is ourselves.
If lured into a left/right civil war, would most conservatives be
able to see beyond the veil and recognize that the fight is not about
Obama, or the Left, or tyrannical government alone? Could we be co-opted
by devious influences disguised as friends and compatriots? Will we
end up following neocon salesmen and military elites who materialize
out of the woodwork at the last minute to "lead us to victory" while
actually leading us towards globalization with a slightly different
If a civil conflict has been war gamed by the establishment, you can
bet they have contingency plans regardless of which side attains the
upper hand. In the end, if we do not make the fight about the bankers
and globalists, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund,
the Council On Foreign Relations, etc., then everyone loses. Who wins in
a new American civil war? If we become blinded by the trespasses of a
certain White House jester, only the globalists will win.