Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's Time To Stop The War On Syria

Instead of making fools of themselves over ObamaDon'tCare and premature tax cuts, the US House of Representatives and Senate need to step up and either declare war on Syria or cut off the President's war making powers:

On the verge of driving the Islamic State out of Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, the United States and its allies are beginning a push to recapture Raqqa, the Syrian city that is the de facto capital of the self-declared caliphate.

Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their American military advisers, backed by American artillery and attack helicopters, have started shutting down the western approaches to the city. There is talk of reinforcing the roughly 900 American troops who are now in the country. Instead of conducting airstrikes and relying on Syrian and Kurdish forces for ground operations, as they have done for months, the Americans are now involved with tanks and troops, a more direct and far riskier role.

But as the American military is doing its job, Congress is refusing to do its duty. Nearly three years into the war against ISIS, lawmakers have ducked their constitutional responsibility for making war by not passing legislation authorizing the anti-ISIS fight.

You can read the rest @
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/opinion/sunday/congresss-duty-in-the-war-with-isis.html

I agree with this op-ed 100%. Congress should have stopped Obama ad-Dajjal long ago, and it's time for them to stop Trump, too.

NO PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE UNITARY WAR POWERS.

And while we're at it, let's throttle Senators McCain and Graham, too. We don't need a war with Russia, either.

Join The Hive, Or Else

Why won't these "technocrats" just leave us alone?

The latest technological revolution will make existing technology look like the Stone Age, yet few people outside of academia and industry are even aware of it. Many, if not most, of the people who are driving these technologies are Technocrats who intend to connect the world into a single global entity. Think, ‘hive mind’, ‘global city’ and 2030 Agenda.

Three particular technologies were prominently featured at the prestigious 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 through March 2.

The first disruptive technology is 5G, or Fifth Generation, cell phone communication protocol.

You can read the rest @
http://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/three-disruptive-technologies-will-transform-world-technocracy-within-10-years.html

Is this merely a "revenge of the nerds" movement, or is something else going on here? Since when do Americans tolerate those who tell us what to think?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Spy Agency You Never Heard Of

While most Americans would consider the CIA, and perhaps the NSA, household names, one U.S. spy agency - whose headquarters surpasses the U.S. Capitol in size - has managed to keep to the shadows while possessing cutting edge tools of the surveillance trade.

Called the  National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), even former President Barack Obama didn’t know of its existence when he first took office - despite that the agency employs some 15,400 people.

You can read the rest @
http://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/can-see-stick-butter-space-billion-dollar-spy-agency-youve-never-heard.html

Is there anything or anyone we're NOT spying on?

By the way, the suggestion in the article that President Trump will misuse this agency is misguided. Sure, he may spy on mosques, but why in G-d's name are we allowing the US government to spy on ANYONE? Just what good does it do for We The People?

None whatsoever. We're still getting attacked, and we're still poor, cold, and hungry.

Sanctuary In Austin ???

I live on the outskirts of Austin, TX, so this is a subject near and dear to my heart:

Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she'll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church.

It would be the second time Barnhouse's congregation had offered sanctuary. She was hesitant in 2015 because of the unknown legal and insurance risks, but this time she agreed immediately.

You can read the rest @
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_AUSTIN_SANCTUARY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-03-25-09-09-20

My personal belief is that anyone who asks a church for sanctuary should be granted it - ANYONE, regardless of any "crime" they may or may not have committed.

Why then does the MSM continually push the idea that deviant priests should be punished and murderers should not enjoy the privacy of the confessional while seemingly approving of giving sanctuary to immigrants?

I think the US has lost its way in regards to what churches are and what they stand for, especially Christian churches; and that is FORGIVENESS.

And it is the GUILTY who need forgiveness, not the innocent.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Short History Of Walls

*Great Wall of China - FAIL (according to most historians)

*Hadrian's Wall - FAIL (Roman Empire collapsed)

*Berlin Wall - FAIL (East Germany collapsed)

*US Border Wall - FAIL (so far)

*Great Wall of Morocco - WORKS

*Great Wall of Israel - WORKS

The final two on the list were designed and/or built by Israel, while the others on the list were not. What is it about the Israeli walls that is different?

It may not be just the walls. Apparently Israeli security methods are so effective that everyone wants to adopt them. Here is a report dealing with that issue:

http://www.jpost.com/International/Is-British-security-up-to-Israeli-standards-for-preventing-London-style-terror-attacks-485098

It seems to me the biggest difference between Israel and everyone in the West is this:

(1) Israel identifies and assassinates or locks up anyone who even MIGHT be a threat to them, while

(2) The US, UK, Belgium, France, Germany, etc. let all the potential terrorists roam free - even when these governments know who they are.

ID them, keep them out, and/or deport them. That is the method Trump suggested during his campaign, but so far the powers that be are fighting him tooth and nail. Why?

One cannot have open borders, security, and freedom at the same time. You can only have two of the three. Take your pick.

The Climate Change Questions Not Being Asked

Here is one of the latest "climate change" warnings:

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39957-release-of-arctic-methane-may-be-apocalyptic-study-warns

Q1: How did the methane hydrate get deposited in the first place?

Q2: If it was released during the last extinction period, how was it replenished?

Q3: Once the last extinction period was over, what were the mechanism(s) by which the methane was removed from the atmosphere and by which the earth cooled down?

A: Maybe instead of merely focusing on ways to "prevent" warming we should be finding how to REVERSE it. Obviously such mechanisms exist, because they worked in the past.

Here We Go Again

Now the GOP has a "health care" bill with unknown impact:

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/325581-gop-rushes-to-vote-without-knowing-full-impact-of-healthcare-plan

Nancy Pelosi's bill - you'll have to pass it to know what's in it.

Paul Ryan's bill - ditto.

We are SO screwed.