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Comment by the Collector In Chief

ENDNOTE: Vandalism is just stupid

2014-Dec-21

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/10/vandals-wild-ugly-scream-alerted-nuns-that-something-wasnt-quite-right-and-what-they-discovered-in-a-church-garden-left-parishioners-visibly-shaken/

‘Wild, Ugly’ Scream Alerted Nuns That Something Wasn’t Quite Right — and What They Discovered in a Church Garden Left Parishioners ‘Visibly Shaken’
Dec. 10, 2014 11:50am Billy Hallowell

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Authorities arrested two suspects Tuesday following acts of vandalism at a Chicago-area church over the weekend that left parishioners “visibly shaken.”

The heads of Mary and Joseph statues were lopped off in a church garden and a nativity scene was egged, according to a parish priest.

Describing the suspects as juveniles, Pastor Anthony Brankin St. Odilo Church in Berwyn, Illinois, told TheBlaze that they have been arrested and could be charged with misdemeanors in a “spiritual blow” that has shaken the congregation.

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Merry Christmas!

And folks think that there isn’t an anti-religious result of the “Secular Progressive” Gooferment Skrules!

Argh!

“Juvenile justice” means a slap on the wrist.

Time for “tough love”?

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ENDNOTE: Separation of Science and State!

2014-Dec-13

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 

Parriott, Don (MC1983) posted:

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As a trained scientist, and climate change “skeptic”, my main objection to the whole approach is that the liberals as Bible thumping morons who believe in fantasy. This is far from the truth, and there is legitimate scientific research that raises questions about climate change. Any real (read that objective) scientist would want to see all the evidence and make a decision based on all of the available data.

Many of the climate change advocates will not acknowledge the contrary evidence, and only choose the evidence that supports their personal opinion. This is not the scientific method.

Also, we “skeptics” are also skeptical because a vast majority of the research is done by government funded studies, but the government is only giving funding to studies that will support their preconceived notion of the truth.

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So we should have the Separation of Science and State!

Not to put words in Jasper Parriott’s post, but …

The Federal Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

One example of “inefficient” is the one sided “studies”.

It’s as if there would be no way to fund progress except without The Glorious Leader. (Oh, that’s the wrong Gooferment!) … … no way to fund progress without the Giant Federal State.

Argh!

When with “We, The Sheeple” awake?

Never.

And how do we cut this “giant” down to size?

Laugh at it, ignore it, and secede from it.

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ENDNOTE: Why not prosecute ALL straw purchasing charges?

2014-Dec-06

http://bearingarms.com/welfare-terrorists-arrested-nbp-members-couldnt-buy-bomb-depleted-ebt-card/

WELFARE TERRORISTS: Arrested NBP Members Couldn’t Buy Bomb With Depleted EBT Card
Posted by Bob Owens on November 27, 2014 at 9:18 am

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The FBI arrested two members of the New Black Panthers in Ferguson, Missouri late last week on weapons charges, after they used straw purchases a pair of .45 ACP Hi-Point pistols (one for the other, it seems) and bombs from an FBI informant.

They planned to murder St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, and then destroy the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis with three pipe bombs.

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Sadly, there is little chance that either man will be prosecuted on the straw purchasing charge, which alone could mean a 10-year sentence and a $250,000 fine. The federal government routinely drops gun charges, and only a tiny fraction of them are ever prosecuted. Then again, they’re far more likely to get those charges to stick than the bomb plot, which was likely more of pipe-dream than a viable plot.

Expect for their lawyers to claim some interesting defenses, including entrapment and mental incompetence.

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Sorry, but the persecuted one guy who bought a gun for his father to get his discount.

That one went to the Supreme Court. 

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/06/supreme-court-affirms-narrow-reading-of-gun-straw-purchase-rules/

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The defendant in this case, Abramski, arranged to purchase a Glock 19 for his uncle, Alvarez. Abramski had previously been a law enforcement officer, and it is common practice for law enforcement officers to be able to purchase firearms at a discount to the price generally available to the public.

Although Abramski had been fired from his LEO job two years prior, he retained his police officer identification, and intended to use that ID to purchase the pistol for his uncle at a favorable price.

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That guy was white!

Sorry, but if you don’t enforce the gun laws on the books, then why pass new ones or gripe for greater controls on legal gun owners.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: A eulogy for Thanksgiving

2014-Nov-29

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/11/26/do-need-eulogy-for-thanksgiving/?intcmp=ob_homepage_opinion&intcmp=obnetwork

THANKFUL NATION
Do we need a eulogy for Thanksgiving?
By Roger Beahm
Published November 26, 2014
FoxNews.com

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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the world stopped and families ate. We called it Thanksgiving.

Like most reflections of our past, we tend to look back on Thanksgiving with nostalgia, cherished memories and routines (breaking the wishbone, lighting the fireplace, wagering who would fall asleep in front of the TV first). We ate, we laughed, we were together. We were happy.

But again this season we’re hearing people lament that Thanksgiving is being gobbled up by seemingly endless sales from retailers. Or that the sacredness of this holiday has given way to crass commercialism. Have we virtually “lost” Thanksgiving altogether? Do we need a eulogy for Thanksgiving?

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I disagree with the author in that I think we do.

We are not a “thankful nation”.

It’s lost. 

From our dishonest fiat currency to our continued warfare / welfare state that disempowers people while robbing “the makers” to buy the votes of “the takers”, the USA is but a hollow shell of what it once was.

Can it be reclaimed from the Gooferment with its politicians, bureaucrats, and Crony Capitalists?

That’s a remote possibility.

It’s a war that has to resemble trench warfare.

Every “inch of ground” has to be recaptured one step after another. 

The guiding principle has to be the Golden Rule — and not the one that he who has the gold makes the rules — Zero Aggression Principle. You can’t use force or fraud to compel others to do what you want them to do — even if you think it’s “best” for them, or for “the Nation”, or for “the children”.

Great ideas don’t require force.

So “We, The Sheeple” have to take back the “currency” (i.e., make it commodity based; end the Fed), take back “the schools” (i.e., separation of Education and State), take back the Welfare system (i.e., separation of Charity and the State; return it to the People to do charity; put able bodied of “the dole”), and FINALLY take back control of the Warfare State (i.e., adopt an MYOB foreign policy and be more like Switzerland).

It’s a herculean task.

I’m not sure “We, The Sheeple” have the courage, fortitude, and the wisdom to pull it off.

The Roman Empire fell. The Soviet Union fell. All empires fall. What happens after the American one does the same?

My crystal ball is foggy.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: Sanctions Immoral

2014-Nov-22

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/11/no_author/sanctions-are-immoral/

‘Sanctions Immoral, Illegitimate Weapon of War, Hurt Ordinary People’
November 22, 2014

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RT speaks to Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama (and founder of LRC: lewrockwell.com ) who thinks that ordinary people are hit the hardest.

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All you have to remember is this terrible comment:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?”

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it.”

–60 Minutes (5/12/96)

Imagine an American’s child dies as a result of a sanction place on the USA!

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes.

Argh!

Didn’t work in Cuba.

Didn’t work in North Korea.

Didn’t work in Iran.

Just bad policy!

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ENDNOTE: BHO44 has some record of “most transparency” NOT

2014-Nov-15

http://www.judicialwatch.org/

The IRS-Benghazi Congress
NOVEMBER 07, 2014
The IRS-Benghazi Congress

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In many ways, the results from this week’s elections confirm what you already know as a supporter of Judicial Watch. Voters are sick and tired of the Obama administration’s lawlessness. The new Congress has new mandate to clean up Washington and put the Obama administration (and, frankly, itself) back under the rule of law.

And all the talk of policies and campaign ads is for naught if elections can be stolen. Assuming the leftists in the Obama administration cared about what voters think, they would see their war on voter ID has little support.

Contrary to what Obama, Eric Holder and other leftist critics of voter identification requirements have said, a broad cross-section of Americans do not view the new state laws as unduly burdensome and discriminatory. In fact, a substantial majority of Americans ardently support new state laws that require voters to show some form of identification. That’s what the results of an election night survey of voters organized through The Polling Company Inc. shows. The poll, which was drawn from the responses of 806 actual 2014 voters, was released today by Judicial Watch and Breitbart.com

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Corruption in the federal government continues to be a serious concern among voters, with 92 percent saying they consider it a serious problem and 65 percent saying they consider it “very serious.” The poll also showed that an overwhelming majority of voters do not believe that President Obama kept his 2008 promise to have the “most transparent government in history.” This one is not a close call at all, as 80 percent of respondents said the federal government has become “less transparent” or “stayed about the same” over the past six years. Within this group, 46 percent said “less transparent” and 34 percent said “stayed about the same.” Only 16 percent said the government has become “more transparent” during the Obama administration.

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BY MY COUNT:

  • Benghazi
  • BP Oil Spill
  • “Ebola czar”, Ebola, Ebolaphobia,
  • Fast and Furious,
  • Gibson Guitar Raid
  • GM Bailout
  • Holder’s Performance, Holder’s Contempt of Congress, Marijuana Raids
  • Immigration Policy Change
  • IRS, IRS Auditing Ben Carson, Lois Lerner, IRS Obstruction, IRS Tea Party Treatment
  • Joe Sestak “Bribe”
  • NLRB/Boeing Dispute
  • Obamacare
  • Operation Choke Point denies banking to the gun industry, payday lenders, porn shops, casinos, check cashers and debt collectors
  • Solyndra

AND OF COURSE MY OWN PERSONAL FAVORITE

  • Birth Certificate

Note: Remember I am a “proofer”; not a “birther”. 

What’s the difference?

I want a complete expose of BHO’s “credentials” and explanations of the cover ups and conspiracies around his track record. “Birth Certificate” is short hand for the related issues:

  • Why is there a discrepancy around the birth certificate?
  • Who produced the birth certificate forgery?
  • Why the discrepancies in the 2008 Presidential nominating petitions?
  • Why hasn’t the travel records of his parents been fully investigated? 
  • Did Obama obtain Indonesian citizenship either involuntarily or voluntarily?
  • Where did Obama get the Social Security Number he is using?
  • Did he become a Muslim and | or an Indonesian citizen in order to get into an Indonesian school?
  • Did he get into Occidental College by claiming to be a foreign student?
  • Did he get into Columbia University by claiming to be a foreign student?
  • How is it that no one of his Columbia classmates remember him?
  • Did he get into Harvard Law School by claiming to be a foreign student?
  • Why are all of his college transcripts sealed?
  • How is it he was never arrested for drugs during his school years?

And it has NOTHING to do with him being a D or an R or a minority.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: Those euphemisms can kill?

2014-Nov-08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40044.htm

Cleansing The Stock’ And Other Ways Governments Talk About Human Beings
Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’
By George Monbiot

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October 23, 2014 “ICH” – “The Guardian” –   To blot people out of existence first you must blot them from your mind. Then you can persuade yourself that what you are doing is moral and necessary. Today this isn’t difficult. Those who act without compassion can draw upon a system of thought and language whose purpose is to shield them – and blind us – to the consequences.

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Terms such as these are designed to replace mental images of death and mutilation with images of something else. Others, such as “collateral damage” (dead or wounded civilians), “kinetic activity” (shooting and bombing), “compounds” (homes) and “extraordinary rendition” (kidnapping and torture by states), are intended to prevent the formation of any mental pictures at all. If you can’t see what is being discussed, you will struggle to grasp the implications. The clearest example is “neutralising”, which neutralises the act of killing it describes.

I doubt many people could kill and wound if their language accurately represented what they were doing. It is notable that those who are most enthusiastic about waging war are the least able to describe what they are talking about without resorting to metaphor and euphemism. Few people have nightmares about squashing insects or mowing the lawn.

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As a pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I have a real problem with the “Culture of Death” and the “euphemisms” to describe killing!

A euphemism is defined as a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. Such as, “downsizing” as a euphemism for “cuts”!

I think this perversion of our language and understanding goes far beyond a mere euphemism!

The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats should at least have the honest decency use plain English. 

Then, maybe “We, The Sheeple” will wake up.

When that terminology is applied to us, it will be too late.

Argh!

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