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December 5, 2014

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Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on December 5, 2014

William R. Cumming Forum

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Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 1:18 am

STILL NO AGREEMENT TO AVOID FEDERAL SHUTDOWN!

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 5, 2014 @ 7:09 am

Yes Bill, 11th December to arrive shortly!

In preface, kindly read:
Roubini Quote:

“The Treasury plan is a disgrace: a bailout of reckless bankers, lenders and investors that provides little direct debt relief to borrowers and financially stressed households and that will come at a very high cost to the US taxpayer. And the plan does nothing to resolve the severe stress in money markets and interbank markets that are now close to a systemic meltdown.”

Therefore William, yes, the vulnerability of our electric grid, the failed US policies and unscrupulous mannerisms of this administration standing shoulder to shoulder in blatant lie, the failed international policies, the release of convicted criminal to walk our streets and a far more serious concern, permitted senior terror strategists to return to enemy line and intentionally putting our intel folks under the bus while dismiss Israeli leadership in such insulting way, well, while the following was posted regarding the “shut-down” which will Not happen this time around….

….far much more concern about the US Treasury and while the dollar is growing stronger, the even more perilous world we are to soon confront will demand much diligence and stamina of us and I question a people, while a minority, who are careless and lawless, divisive in their mannerisms and with arms up, dismissing real fact and evidence to the contrary of a young criminal who robs a store and with witness accounts impedes traffic and challenges an officer inside a police cruiser for his gun in such disrespect for the law: (How dare you?)

By Robert Costa December 4

Since the big GOP wins at the polls last month, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have been stressing the need for Republicans to move away from their habit of governing by crisis that has defined the last six years in Washington.

Looking to refurbish the party’s brand, they have talked up plans to address tax reform, energy policy and curb federal regulations once Congress reconvenes next year, with GOP-crafted immigration reforms also being readied for consideration.

Yet the raging debate over how to fund the government in light of the president’s immigration actions has stalled those ambitions, at least until January.

For now, much of the focus is on passing a spending bill that avoids a government shutdown, and there is growing uneasiness about how easily or quickly that will happen. Meetings and phone calls in recent days among top Republicans have been dominated by consternation over how Boehner will manage his unruly conference and send the Senate a bill that will not be vetoed by the president.

An early test for Boehner will come Thursday, when legislation sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) is slated to come to a vote in the House. The Yoho measure would publicly rebuke the president for his unilateral actions on immigration and would be an opportunity for Republicans to vent.

Speaker of the House John Boehner urged passage of a bill to condemn President Obama’s action on immigration during a news conference on Thursday. (AP)
The bill is expected to pass, but the margin will be closely watched by House GOP whips to see whether it gives Boehner any momentum as he turns to his funding bill, which would include 11 of the 12 appropriation bills except for the Department of Homeland Security, which has jurisdiction over immigration enforcement. The plan calls for a funding measure for DHS through February, about a month after the new Congress convenes.

McConnell, who met with the president Wednesday at the White House, has avoided saying much about the House GOP’s deliberations. His confidants said he has encouraged Boehner to pass whatever bill is possible, but McConnell knows Boehner is navigating difficult terrain with back-bench members, who would object to having Senate Republicans weigh in on ongoing House discussions.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), a new member of the leadership, orchestrated the inclusion of Yoho’s bill in the leadership’s plan. He is close to the House’s right flank, having chaired the conservative Republican Study Committee.

On Tuesday afternoon, he had a group of conservatives to lunch at his Capitol office. Over Italian muffuletta sandwiches, Scalise assured skeptics that Boehner and the rest of the leadership team was listening to their concerns.

House conservatives said Wednesday that they appreciated Scalise’s attempt to bring them into the process and they applauded Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a well-liked conservative and incoming budget committee chairman, for coming up with the idea to separate DHS funds from the overall spending bill.

But angry with the president and encouragedby Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other popular conservative media personalities, many of the House GOP conservatives remain skeptical of the Boehner plan.

At a Wednesday rally, Cruz framed his opposition to Obama’s immigration actions as a way for Republicans to gain support among blue-collar workers and African Americans.

“Today we are confronted with a choice between truth and mendacity,” Cruz said. “Amnesty is fundamentally unfair to the 92 million Americans who aren’t working right now. Amnesty is fundamentally unfair to the African American community that is facing historic unemployment.”

“We are facing a full-fledged constitutional crisis,” Cruz said. “We fought a bloody revolution to free ourselves from the control of monarchs.”

Not all Republicans embraced Cruz’s entry into the House talks. “Senator Cruz needs to stay in the Senate,” said Rep. Renee L. Ellmers (R-N.C.) in an interview with CNN. “I think Senator Cruz wants to fan the flames here, but I think everyone here has become more savvy to his ways.”

Boehner, who will hold a news conference Thursday to provide an update, finds himself in a familiar position one year after a 16-day shutdown damaged his party’s reputation with voters and led to fierce infighting over tactics among House GOP members. He is grappling with the many competing blocs in his caucus and is trying to build consensus in order to get the government funded, even for a short time.

If Boehner can find enough votes to approve his spending plan, it is expected to pass the Senate.

Still, the response among conservatives to the president’s immigration plan seems to put the spending deal in some jeopardy, with the fury building as the funding framework is finalized. Some Republicans have called on Boehner to not invite Obama to deliver the State of the Union address next year; others have suggested cutting the budgets for White House operations. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) has proposed defunding Air Force One. Censuring and impeaching him also have been mentioned.

Speaking Wednesday, Cruz said all Obama nominees for federal posts should be blocked unless they are for national-security positions. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who will leave Congress next month, characterized the fight as a populist one and said the GOP’s midterm success gave it the political capital to do more than pass a short-term funding bill for DHS programs. “We stand in solidarity with the American worker,” she said. “I want to know, have members of this body in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate forgotten the message that the American people sent loud and clear and unmistakably on November 4?”

The White House, aware of Boehner’s small margin for error in trying to pass a spending bill before the legislation to keep the government running expires Dec. 11, is staying relatively mum on the House GOP negotiations. Publicly, the administration is opposed to anything that does not fully fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, but privately it is aware that a short-term omnibus spending bill may be all that is politically possible.

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said he disagreed with Cruz’s demand regarding DHS funding. “It’d be shortsighted to deny funding to an agency that’s become one of the frontline defenders of the homeland,” he said. He predicted that Boehner and McConnell may have trouble in the coming days but they will ensure that the government remains funded.

“I think Mitch and Boehner get it, that we got a second lease on life with this past election, which is hard to get in politics. Now that we’re the dog that’s caught the car, it’s important for us to handle it appropriately. Right out of the gate, if we don’t fund the government over immigration, that goodwill would be lost.”

Christopher Tingus
“Main Street USA”
PO Box 1612
Harwich (Cape Cod), MA 02645 USA
chris.tingus@gmail.com

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 5, 2014 @ 7:20 am

Breaking News:

Obama picks former Pentagon official Ashton Carter to be Defense secretary

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 8:17 am

Ashton Carter once suggested the US invade N. Korea and conduct regime change.

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 8:21 am

In the 20th Century human survival was threatened by the Physicists [N.B. Ashton Carter is one]!

In the 21st Century will the geneticists threaten the survival of humanity?

Should those who assist in poisoning PLANTET EARTH survive?

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 5, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

Thank you for this rather troublesome information regarding Ashton Carter!

At a time when we on Cape Cod not only look for sharks, but Russian nuclear submarines prowling the waters offshore, on this Friday and pondering the challenges of assuring a capable Homeland Security, I am appalled at breaking news that this – Rev Wright/Barry Obama administration – so hell bent on allowing Tehran to have multiple WMD and launchers and so to do so not only by these phony extensions in what are cast as serious discussions and far from any such intent, but the same encouraged as back in ’08 when the illustrious Rev Wright and Barry Obama in his pews for 20 years, clearly stated that as long as the “Zionists” had WMD in hand, why not Tehran? How dare you?

….and further, today, reports I never dreamed of hearing, however Not surprised, reports about this perverse and divisive White House so willing to convey such – breach in faith – and yes, I call “treason” – this talk of “sanctions” supposedly being considered against the State of Israel for west bank settlements….pleasing Tehran, an enemy of the United States and nothing less….

A simple and clear message to the Republicans and to our most Respected intel community from an Independent and very proud American here on “Main Street USA” this Friday, if you do Not step up to the plate and thwart such warped and biased intent by an administration best described as “civil rights” ambulance chasers as their only real focus in further dividing this nation and compromising our global position with allies and adversaries as well, dismissing forensics and factual evidence from Ferguson as an example and seeking to look the other way as an obvious criminal steals from a store and intimidates and threatens the shopkeeper as depicted in the tape shown to all of us before seeking to do harm to a police officer, an administration which apparently is vying for the television camera as we saw in Cambridge (MA) and other, mere Chicago politicians who could give a care about the precious loss of Black youth on the streets of Chicago w/Barry Obama and his administration failing to show up on the streets of Chicago and leading this “Chicago-Hollywood-Washington charade” who along with their close pal, Al Sharpton recently seen sitting next to the Vice President of the United States at invitation by the White House….where are the jobs for Black youth and Black Americans promised by the White House? Stop using Black America as pawns for this nation voted Barry Obama (twice) so this use of the race card is not to be tolerated by all of us as hard working Americans, Blue, Purple, Black, White or other here on “Main Street USA” – We, as Americans are tired of the broken promises and the obvious incompetencies of this White House!

To the newly elected Republicans, you are obliged by oath and as citizens to protect our Constitution and our core values of this Judeo-Christian nation and again, I will repeat and repeat the words of James Madison in (1785) when he said, “If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. But, in reality it will be an enemy from within” –

On this Friday, we are worried about the vulnerability of our electric grid and we are worried about the shirtless Vladimir Putin who sees such utter incompetency as well and such unscrupulous and fraudulent as well as discriminatory shoulder to shoulder politicizing in blatant lie! How outrageous all such and oh my, how vulnerable We the People this Friday wonder when we see a fourth Defense Secretary stepping up w/the background Mr. Cumming has enlightened us in his comment herein – folks we are in jeopardy, in dire need of real leadership and God’s Blessings to keep us safe despite those from within which encourage those who seek our demise…how dare you?

God Bless us all!

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

It should be of interest that as the LAME DUCK 113th Congress marches into history perhaps of interest how little of real substance it accomplished. To see for yourself go to the Public Law Section at Thomas.loc.gov!

Oddly since the New Deal the Executive Branch has been the driver on introducing new bills usually done by some Member of Congress on behalf of the Administration. Since 9/11 Executive Branch suggestions on new legislation have declined to all-times lows. Placing no blame or fault on this decline most should understand that few Washington paid lobbyists or registered foreign agents ever want new legislative efforts. Why? Why break your own rice bowl?

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

And Quinn! Am considering launching a Stafford Act reform effort in the 114th Congress. Both Houses.

Comment by Arnold Bogis

December 5, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

Bill, Ash did indeed write an op-ed calling for the US to destroy a Korean ICBM on the launchpad rather than let it be tested, but I don’t remember where or when he advocated regime change.

Here is a decent NY Times piece on him:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/us/ashton-carter-obamas-pentagon-choice-is-known-as-assertive-and-independent.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Stars and Stripes/Foreign Policy:
http://www.stripes.com/opinion/ashton-carter-going-medieval-1.317327

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 5, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

THE TRUMPET WEEKLY
DECEMBER 5, 2014

BY ANTHONY CHIBARIRWE

An African-American heritage is not the only thing outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder shares with the Obama administration’s nominated replacement.

When President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch on November 8 as the next attorney general, he selected Holder’s ideological double. Both Holder and Lynch espouse the same radical racial prejudices that now stoke the flames of race riots in the United States.

Lynch is currently the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 5, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

Jordan: Battling Islamic
State Is ‘World War III’

CBS | December 5

Jordan’s King Abdullah believes
battling [the Islamic State] and other
terrorist groups is “our third world
war.”

Speaking to cbs This Morning,
Abdullah stated that [the Islamic State]
is a Muslim problem that they need to
take ownership of.

“We need to stand up and say what
is right and what is wrong. This is no
reflection of our religion. This is evil
and all of us have got to make that
decision,” Abdullah, who is in Washington
to meet with President Barack
Obama, said. “We have to stand up
and say this is the line that is drawn
in the sand and those that believe in
right should stand on this side and
those that don’t have to make a decision
should stand on the other.

It’s clearly a fight between good and evil. I
think it’s a generational fight. As I said
to President Putin, I think this is our
third world war by other means.” …
“We have to have, sooner I hope,
rather than later, a strategic holistic
approach to being able to deal with all
these organizations that actually are
the same—different names, but the
same beliefs.

“This is an issue that we really have
to combine our strategies and this is
sort of one of the reasons why I’m here
in Washington … I know we have to
concentrate on Syria and Iraq, but we
really have to have a pan-regional approach
to this issue.” …

“There’s a lot of leaders through the
Arab and Muslim world that have had
enough and that want to come out in
a voice and say, ‘Enough is enough,’”

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

Arnold! Advocacy for N. Korean regime change made by A. Carter at military conference in Korea in 2011.

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

A Washington Post article on Washington dysfunction posted today on RECOERY DIVA.

My comment on that posted there in part!

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

Yes, Washington appears dysfunctional! But it is not dysfunctional IMO. Why? A corrupt Congress, Executive Branch, and even Judiciary is now all about self-dealing and greed. Service to the people rarely if ever interferes. Members of Congress, appointees, and elected officials largely devote their time and energy to their next job and/or making more money through corruption.

Corruption can be reduced or even eliminated IMO!

HOW!

1. Strict enforcement of the Dual Compensation Act of 1947 which prohibits anyone who receives a federal salary from receiving earned income from any other source;

2. Make all Inspector General positions.subject to one [1] 10 year term of service;

3. Create a General Counsel statute like the CIO and CFO statutes.

4. Reduction of all non-career positions in the SES to a 1000 limit Executive Branch wide;

5. Eliminate the Veterans Preference for those receiving a military pension unless disabled in combat.

6. Reform the Office of Government Ethics [OGE} and make all Ethics violations subject to civil penalties and full restitution and eliminate criminal enforcement that has largely been corrupted;

7. Make the President’s principal Emergency Manager and Crisis Manager for large-scale domestic events the Vice President and his/her office.

8 .Make Courts dealing with monetary claims against the government Article I courts, not Article II.

9. Adopt an enforceable code of Ethics with enforcement for all federal contractors.

10. Using the existence of “cleared personnel” as a marketing and recruiting strategy by proposers on federal contracts waiver of those persons claims to not be subject to review before award by competent authority.

11. Anyone disclosing classified information without the writing permission of the originator of that information subject to termination of employment.

12. Agencies with both classified and unclassified programs, functions, and activities, must give full clearance and access to those programs, functions, and activities for all PAS appointees in the Department or Agency.

13. All Congressional staff must be subject to a strict code of ethics and prohibited from using “insider” information to achieve personal income.

14. The Department of Justice will be the sole litigation arm of the Executive Branch and ALL LITIGATION SECTIONS IN DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES WILL BE DoJ EMPLOYEES AND APPOINTEES. ALL NONLITIGATION COMPONENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO MORE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES. Each employee of the Department of Justice will be employed under 10 year contracts with the possibility of two renewals.

15. The Freedom of Information Act will be amended to create standardized response metrics. And the so-called DELIBERATIVE PROCESS EXEMPTION will be amended to make clear that it no longer applies once an official decision has been ,made and made public.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

December 5, 2014 @ 11:18 pm

Whatever the validity of the Rolling Stone story on a rape at U.VA., perhaps more distressing is an acknowledged rape at VA. Tech wherein the rape victim sued as under a private attorney general theory under the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT for compensation and other relief and SCOTUS determined there was no private right of action under that statute.

Depressingly, in the legislative history leading to renewal of that statute it was revealed that over 3 million so-called “rape kits” nationwide employed post event by hospitals and other rape units had never been tested because no funds existed to do so.

IMO rape is about violence not sex!

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 6, 2014 @ 5:36 am

Given the fact that this perverse and anti-Christian, anti-Jewish and anti-colonial White House has now even talked about “sanctions” to be considered towards our closest and more cherished ally (Israel) and far more, verse is clear…. Unless We repent before God and reestablish America as the strong arsenal in Democracy which we once were before the likes of – such terrible individuals as Barry Obama and the illustrious Reverend Wright – who have so easily denounced our grand Republic in so many ways, castrating and making apology for an America who has led so many from the grips of the unimaginable, utter hopelessness, continued news of our failings will now fill the tweets and IPhone messages around the world and those who seek our demise, willing to commit such dastardly acts upon humanity, they shall unfortunately prevail for it is quite apparent that Lucifer’s soldiers now have many recruits in this self-serving world where humanity fails to appreciate the value of Life and the many Blessings bestowed upon us in this innovative 21st century:

Breaking News:

The sister of American hostage Luke Somers says he was killed in a failed rescue mission in Yemen three days after the country’s local Al Qaeda branch threatened to execute him.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 6, 2014 @ 5:47 am

Britain is to establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.

The base, at the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain, will host ships including destroyers and aircraft carriers.

The UK said it was an “expansion of the Royal Navy’s footprint” and would “reinforce stability” in the Gulf.

Bahrain will pay most of the £15m ($23m) needed to build the base, with the British paying ongoing costs.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who signed the deal at a security conference in Manama, Bahrain, said it was “just one example of our growing partnership with Gulf partners to tackle shared strategic and regional threats”.

He said the move “builds upon our 30-year track record of Gulf patrols”.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner there was already a “rotating presence” of four British minesweepers at the Mina Salman Port, but the UK had been “piggybacking” on the US naval base there.

He said the new facility would be one of the most important Royal Navy bases in the world and would be used for a “whole host of things” including supporting UK operations in Iraq, where RAF jets have been attacking targets as part of a US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) militants.

The base would also be used for operations against piracy and for aerial surveillance, he added.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 6, 2014 @ 6:00 am

Iran: Sultan of the Red Sea and more to come as this perverse and unscrupulous Obama/Rev Wright enabling of Tehran to have multiple WMD’s and launchers and talk of “sanctions” to be imposed on Israel, how dare you?

Kindly read Gerald Flurry from the Trumpet back in 1993, yes, 1993 and again in 2011 as We now see such perverse dictates from the Enemy (our very own White House) within as James Madison (1785) forewarned us:

Daniel 11:40-44. These verses reveal what is unfolding in the Middle East, Europe and Asia—the most critical prophecy of the next few years.

Until now, I have not understood much about why the two nations of Libya and Ethiopia are mentioned in verse 43, along with Egypt. THESE TWO NATIONS are the key THAT UNLOCKS THE STRATEGY OF RADICAL ISLAM. THAT STRATEGY IS GOING TO SHAKE THE U.S. AND EUROPE TO THEIR FOUNDATIONS!

We are about to be flooded with bad news. But it is all concluded by the best news you have ever heard!

Soon you will see the prophesied 10 European kings unite into the Holy Roman Empire that is going to clash with radical Islam, or the king of the south. Europe understands what the U.S. does not: Radical Islam must be stopped! And the stronger leaders know it won’t be done through negotiation!

Here is what I wrote in the Trumpet magazine, July 1993—nearly 18 years ago:

“So when does the king of the south ‘push’ at the king of the north?

Daniel 12:9 TELLS US THE TIME OF THE END BEGINS WHEN DANIEL WAS REVEALED. [The book can only be understood in this end time (Daniel 12:4, 9).] So the king of the south must arise after Daniel was revealed to God’s end-time Church—specifically to Herbert W. Armstrong. These verses point to a king of the south that is yet future. And I believe all indications point to radical Islam, headed by Iran, as this king.”

How could I have known so long ago that Iran would be the king of the south and clash with the Holy Roman Empire?

Because of what was happening in Iran and the Middle East, coupled with Bible prophecy. It is time for all of us to wake up to what is happening in this world. WE ARE FACING THE GREATEST CATASTROPHE EVER ON PLANET EARTH.

What happened in January and February of this year was only a small dress rehearsal of what is about to explode in the Middle East!

THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE DRAGGED INTO THIS UNPARALLELED CRISIS! Iran is about to get the nuclear bomb. It is the greatest terrorist-sponsoring nation in the world—no other country even comes close.

And here is the worst part of all: Iranian leaders and many of their people believe the 12th imam (their version of the Messiah) is about to return. They think his return can be hastened by creating chaos!

You can create a lot of chaos with many terrorists and nuclear bombs. NEVER IN THIS MODERN AGE HAS A POWERFUL NATION HELD SUCH EXTREMELY DANGEROUS BELIEFS. That makes Iran a terrifying danger far removed from what we have ever faced before!

No other nation on this Earth brings such certain and deadly danger to this world! IT IS ON A PATH THAT must LEAD TO WAR!

Egypt’s Fate

Egypt adjoins Israel’s southern border, geographically. That is one big reason why the people of Israel fear what is happening in Egypt.

Here is another quote from my July 1993 Trumpet article: “Islamic extremism is gaining power at a frightening pace in Egypt also. There is a prophecy that indicates Egypt will probably fall to Islam—or be strongly influenced by Islam.

Let’s read Daniel 11:40 and 42: ‘And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. … He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.’

This verse indicates Egypt will be allied with the king of the south. That is probably the reason Egypt is also attacked and taken captive! I believe this prophecy in Daniel 11:42 indicates you are about to see a radical change in Egyptian politics!”

The Holy Roman Empire, led by Germany and the Vatican, is going to wage war against radical Islam with all the power it can muster. That one whirlwind blow will destroy the king of the south.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 6, 2014 @ 6:10 am

Folks, hope to see you here on 9th December!

Tuesday, December 9
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Amelia Island Book Festival
Meet & Greet Reception for Local Authors
Amelia Island Club, Long Point Grill

Kindly see:

Chuck Barrett
@Chuck_Barrett

Amazon Best-Selling Author of the Award Winning Jake Pendleton Thriller Series, BREACH OF POWER, THE TOYMAKER, & THE SAVANNAH PROJECT.

Northeast Florida · http://chuckbarrettbooks.com

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 6, 2014 @ 10:23 am

On this Friday and in thinking about our Homeland Security and the vulnerability of our electric grid and what chaos would ensure if a dirty bomb was exploded in our major metropolitan areas, as a Hellene and natural born citizen of parents born in this great nation and Grandparents who were born in Sparta and came to this country like so many to have a family and promised opportunity understanding such only through commitment in seven day a week labor and much compromise, surely proud Greeks, like the Italian and so many other immigrants willing to learn American history and speak English and to earn through much toil and hardship and education to call themselves proud Americans of Greek descent and toiled despite the bias and challenges encountered, taking no support from any government handout and often little food, a world certainly far different than the character of individuals we see today not only in America, but globally so indolent and outright self-serving in their mannerisms and soon to unfortunately bring as a result much anguish to a great majority….War looms ahead only 100 years from World War I and so many inattentive to the lessons of history as we see the present time reminiscent of the mid to late 1930’s and like Hitler, the shirtless Putin who will dupe many and continue this nurturing in alliance with China and India and take advantage of the weakness and lack of any real strength in leadership and clearly sees this eight year Chicago city street slicker at the White House as who he is as nothing more than a “Civil Rights ambulance chaser along with his illustrious AG and an obviously bigoted Sharpton” towards a population who voted the first Black man in office (twice) to answer the 3 am call shoulder to shoulder with Ms. Hillary, only to see our brave warriors left behind for the sake of political gain in conveying silence as to the truth and in blatant lie!

….I was referencing some ancient verse and in anticipation of the earthquakes and tribulation which will now befall us and which will encounter given our lack of will in repentance and even whisper of “sanctions” against the Hebrew, those before us found the “Great champion in time of peril” whether it was Demetrios or Nestor who stood forthright against the pagan rulers who hounded and killed those believers in Christ for their faith and this, 306 AD, imagine the fourth century and today, the 21st century, my question, despite this eight year resident of the United States, so divisive in his biased ways, despite the perverse ways of barry Obama and those such as Bill Ayers and the illustrious Rev Wright and so many others, will our nation be protected by God’s hands given our fantasy with rampant pornography, our self-serving ways, our easy dismissal of what living in a Democracy really means and abiding by the laws of God, not the empty rhetorical ranting we have seen by the Chicago city street slicker promising change and a Black Chicago community ravaged by senseless loss in the preciousness of Black youth and the hopelessness so many feel given the lack of employment, promised “jobs, jobs, jobs!” –

My question remains, will We America, who at least here on “Main Street USA” truly appreciates our beloved republic and the opportunities in responsibilities afforded to each of us as well as the Blessings bestowed upon us, will We emerge as victors in routing the barbarians of the Middle East who manipulate and use the Qura’an to impart terror amidst some 1.6 billion peaceful Muslims and unfortunately a community itself which obviously fails in standing forthright against such evil often with few voices shouting enough to the atrocities committed by not truly Muslim, but Muslims who have dismissed the “laws of God” and so willingly murder and kill innocent and video tape beheadings as something to be proud of and in witness of the Lord! How dare you?

Will We stand as Americans, NOW, stand forthright against those from within who make – unnecessary apology for America – release known combatants to again strategize and employ terror against our good and charitable American populace who is willing to give its precious youth to a far distant shore to protect the abused, the helpless from the likes of Iranian sponsored terrorists, damn murderers, barbarians, yet again, I ask are you as a proud American NOW willing to stand against those from within, privileged individuals not only intentionally promoting lawlessness and encouraging bias and discrimination, harassment and outright – disrespect for our Judeo-Christian values as well as our Constitution, but disgracing good ‘ol Glory in every way?

While I believe those who have taken oath to enforce our laws and to stand and protect our Constitution and blatantly choose another course as is so obvious today and all such should be held accountable and even arrested in suspicion in breach of faith, treason as no one is above the law, as an elder and a student of history and economics and noting that our beloved Republic in now $18 trillion in debt, unless truth is spoken and we as a nation and individuals repent and stand shoulder to shoulder, not in blatant lie, but with our fellow Hebrews against the tyranny and oppression which is eve willing to unfortunately use another generation of precious Palestinian youth as pawns in “keeping the oven hot to assure the bread cooks” and in retaining these “dysfunctional generational stonewalls” as I refer to the abounding bias and ignorance, the barbarianism which grips the Middle East as still in the Middle Ages and before, it is the strength of the American arsenal in Democracy and the will of its People and leadership which can avert World War III which I believe has already begun when the Americans and NATO were willing to be used as proxies in Kosovo by the Germans who are as well our arch enemies and who, like in history, will dupe many….

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 6, 2014 @ 10:46 am

O Thou Who lookest on the Earth and makest it tremble, deliver us from the fearful menace of earthquake, O Christ our God, and by the intercessions of the Theotokos, send down upon us Thy mercies in abundance and save us” –

In releasing known convicts to walk among us as did Homeland Security and the White House unwilling to confer in openness to other entrusted leadership to discuss the possible release of know enemy combatants and terror strategists willing to kill and bring great harm to our precious youth in American uniform and even to our American populace seeking to thwart the oppression of zealots, those enslaving the hopeless by rule of tyranny, pray for when hearing a spokesperson from State make reference to the consideration of imposing “sanction” against Israeli ally and a land where Biblical verse has conveyed clarity, while the “Brutes of Tehran” and sanctions and monies, like the support afforded by this perverse US executive administration to the Muslim Brotherhood, now to hear conveyance in extension to Tehran enabling the centrifuges to work overtime and produce multiple launchers and multiple WMD, I reiterate, from those of us here on “Main Street USA” to those at NSA and to te intel community and to law enforcement, thank you for protecting America for it is apparent that at least a suspicion in breach of faith, treason is a charge to be heard louder and louder as we go forward and again, let us pray:

“O Thou Who lookest on the Earth and makest it tremble, deliver us from the fearful menace of earthquake, O Christ our God, and by the intercessions of the Theotokos, send down upon us, Thy mercies in abundance and save us” –

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 7, 2014 @ 7:42 am

Breaking News:

BREAKING NEWS: 6 Guantanamo detainees transferred to Uruguay

I ask why? The present administration has spent trillions and the US cannot even house known terrorists, murders against the State and must find other places to house known criminals and even release back to again someday kill innocents and our American youth?

How dare you?

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 7, 2014 @ 7:47 am

Second hostage killed in Yemen raid would have been freed, aid group says
AP

A SOUTH AFRICAN aid group claims it had secured the release of teacher Pierre Korkie, near left, before his death alongside US freelance journalist Luke Somers during a US-led raid on the compound where both men were held.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 7, 2014 @ 7:51 am

Al Qaeda militant wanted for plotting to bomb NYC subways killed in raid,
Pakistan military says

Published December 06, 2014FoxNews.com

This undated handout file photo provided by the FBI shows Adnan Shukrijumah. (AP)

Al Qaeda militant wanted in the U.S. for plotting to bomb New York City subways has been killed during a raid, Pakistan’s military said Saturday.

Adnan Shukrijumah was killed along with two other suspected militants in the lawless tribal area Saturday, the military said.

“The al-Qaida leader, who was killed by the Pakistan army in a successful operation, is the same person who had been indicted in the United Stated,” said a senior Pakistani army officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to journalists.

Shukrijumah, 39, held a position that once was Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The FBI lists the Saudi as a “most wanted” terrorist and had offered up to a $5 million reward for his capture.

Prosecutors in the U.S. allege Shukrijumah recruited three men in 2008 to receive training for the attack. The New York indictment links him to the Manhattan plot that was supposed to be similar to another plot to bomb British subways.

Attorney General Eric Holder has called that plot one of the most dangerous since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

After the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Shukrijumah was seen as one of al-Qaida’s best chances to attack inside the U.S. or Europe, captured terrorist Abu Zubaydah told U.S. authorities. Shukrijumah studied at a community college in Florida but when the FBI showed up to arrest him as a material witness to a terrorism case in 2003, he already had left the country.

In 2004, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft called Shukrijumah a “clear and present danger” to the United States.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 7, 2014 @ 8:20 am

7th December 2014 – A Moment of Silence

Armed Forces History Museum

Pearl Harbor Ships WS copyAfter leaving the WWI Trench Exhibit, visitors at the Armed Forces History Museum enter the World War II Pearl Harbor Exhibit dedicated to the infamous day in American history – December 7, 1941 – when the United States was attacked by the Japanese on their own soil. This large room houses a number of incredible Japanese artifacts.

At the center of the room (appearing to be at sea) are large scale models of Japanese ships, actually used in the filming of the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! The 20 ft. theater screen in the background shows continuous authentic film footage of the actual bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Akagi WSAlso included in this exhibit is a large replica of the deck of the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi, designed and built at the AFHM using the ships original plans acquired from the Japanese. The members of the Japanese navy aboard the Akagi are wearing uniforms that were also used in the filming of Tora! Tora! Tora!

In addition to these two impressive displays, the WWII Pearl Harbor exhibit boasts of seven cases of authentic Japanese memorabilia housing a number of incredible items. Uniforms, books, weapons, personal items such as a Samurai sword, Japanese Saki pitchers, Japanese money, a Cavalry saddle and saddlebag are just a few of the pieces which make up an incredible collection difficult to find anyplace else.

Japanese Weapons Case WSAnother display case in the WWII Pearl Harbor exhibit showcases a number of rare authentic Japanese weapons including a Nambu pistol, a Japanese Type 92 Hotchkiss Heavy Machine Gun, a Type 96 Light Machine Gun as well as its training model and a WWII Knee Mortar Grenade. Many other pieces round out this impressive collection of firearms and ordnance.

A replica of a Japanese lookout post is also part of the Pearl Harbor exhibit. Two Japanese soldiers stand watch from the tower above, while below, visitors are awed at the two chairs Japanese Post and Displays WSon display which once belonged to Admiral Yamamoto, the gentleman who gave the order to bomb Pearl Harbor.

Large scale model planes fly overhead as part of this detailed exhibit.

Even the walls in this sizable gallery are covered in murals completing the incredible feel of this area. The museum went to great lengths to heighten the experience of the visitors with these murals and others throughout the museum which enhances the overall authentic effect of their exhibits.

In a moment of silence, this 7th December 2014 in honor and appreciation to all who served that day and the few over the years I have spoken with who recounted that surprise attack, thank you to all who served our nation and to those who have served our nation to so many distant shores to suppress tyranny and oppression never expecting to see tyranny and such self-serving in our own White House as we see today!

Especially to Jimmy Carter and Barry Obama, your unscrupulous mannerisms, the deceitful and divisive as well as bigoted rhetoric while you both enjoy the Freedom of this great nation despite your obvious detest of the Hebrew, God’s chosen People and your ongoing derogatory snubbing of Israel, you Jimmy Carter who I met twice on the streets of Cairo and Athens w/your questionable entourages, those much like the vRev Wright and Bill Ayers who are so filled with hatred and detest for our beloved Republic, well, despite you both, this nation will continue to reach out to the oppressed and safeguard those who are “enslaved” by ever evolving governments imposing themselves and “enslaving” at least some of the populace, however I remind you that in this 21st century, a glorious age in technological revolution where so much contribution through the keen minds who truly care about humanity – you and I – despite men like you and your perverse nature, good ‘ol Abe and those before him said it best:

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

In a popular 1684 work of apologetics titled: “Traité de la Vérité de la Religion Chrétienne” by Jacques Abbadie who was a French Protestant based in Germany, England, and Ireland. The following passage appeared in chapter two: 1

… ont pû tromper quelques hommes, ou les tromper tous dans certains lieux & en certains tems, mais non pas tous les hommes, dans tous les lieux & dans tous les siécles.

The spelling “tems” was used in the original text instead of “temps”. Here is one (possible) translation soem have attributed into English: 2

One can fool some men, or fool all men in some places and times, but one cannot fool all men in all places and ages.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 7, 2014 @ 10:09 am

When it comes to Homeland Security, finally breaking news suggests that Congress will now pass legislation and appropriate much needed monies, not to support the Muslim Brotherhood or expended to the corrupt Mullahs of Tehran who murder and manipulate, but to thankfully address the imminent dangers of those like Russia, China and these Iranians who have been now found snooping in our “electric grid” seeking ways to turn our lights off!

Our electric grid must NOW, not in six months, NOW be protected and with the new Congress (thank God), present legislation and monies earmarked to address our electric grid, despite the self-serving lobbyists and even the electric companies themselves who could give a hoot it seems about our security at times, shortly We will address a real challenge and let those snooping in our electric grid, that we, too have such ability….By the way, thank you Judge J!

By the way, when it comes to Homeland Security, other real concern:

Roubini Quote : “The Treasury plan is a disgrace: a bailout of reckless bankers, lenders and investors that provides little direct debt relief to borrowers and financially stressed households and that will come at a very high cost to the US taxpayer. And the plan does nothing to resolve the severe stress in money markets and interbank markets that are now close to a systemic meltdown. ”

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We’re in an Asset Bubble and it won’t pop until 2016

Roubini says, “Next year you might not want to be overweight in U.S. equities. There are other parts of the world that can do better. Japan with its easy yen,” for example. Roubini also warns to stay away from the Eurozone and China. “At this point, I would be neutral or underweight U.S. equities compared to other markets,”

Nouriel Roubini is an American professor of Economics at New York University`s Stern School of Business and chairman of RGE Roubini Global Economics

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 7, 2014 @ 11:09 am

“Our nation has become a model for all countries.” -Ayatollah Khomeini (in a meeting with the families of Iranian Air Force martyrs, Qom, December 29, 1980)

Com’on give us a break, will ya! What is troubling is that the Persian youth, bright and so articulate in so many ways allowing such charade to continue which is so contrary to the history and contributions of Persians in history!

God Bless us all now that this perverse and unscrupulous US White House/Rev Wright/Obama executive administration has further enabled the extension of WMD talk while centrifuges are spinning and spinning as well as being apparently complicit in the ongoing subterfuge of Tehran’s denial of any WMD development where these corrupt and manipulative “Brutes of Tehran” will shortly have multiple launchers and multiple WMDS in hand and WILL unquestionably use such weapons….

How dare you?

While I agree that the west is certainly not beyond reproach for a number of actions or policies, in this 21st century w/innovative brilliance and some 1.6 peaceful Muslim and more Christians and Jews, Hindus and other, while Not necessarily embracing one another, but surely seeking peaceful co-existence and Respect of one another….

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 8, 2014 @ 12:20 am

WHILE ROME BURNS? It is not enough that Congress waits until last minute to extend funding and prevent a shutdown as of MIDNIGHT THURSDAY!

The entirety of shutdowns and threatened shutdowns since the Reagan Presidency and OMNIBUS RECONCILIATION BILLS has helped destroy the SOFTPOWER OF THE U.S. and its credibility for having GOOD GOVERNANCE.

YOU CANNOT BLAME THE VOTERS FOR THIS TYRAVERSITY!

THE DECLINE IN AMERICAN HARD AND SOFT POWER AND THE FRIVILOUS MANNER SINCE IT HAS BEEN TOSSED AWAY BY U.S. LEADERSHIP IN ALL SECTORS SINCE 1945 IS STUNNING AND THE U.S. LIMPING TOWARDS 2045 ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
TO WATCH!

THE AMERICAN CENTURY? WHOSE KIDDING WHO?

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