Thursday, March 29, 2007

Payback's a Bitch

By IOAN GRILLO, Associated Press Writer Wed Mar 28, 11:57 PM ET

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's attorney general on Wednesday demanded U.S. authorities do more to stop guns and drug money from heading south and fueling the drug violence in Mexico that left more 2,000 dead last year.
"It's truly absurd that a person can get together 50 to 100 high powered arms, grenade launchers, fragmentation grenades, and can transport this cargo to our country," Medina Mora said. "It's a task that needs a much more decided and determined effort from the U.S. government, and it's one of the demands we have put on the table."
"It's unthinkable that organized crime can get these amounts of money," Medina Mora said. "These transactions are not happening within the (Mexican) financial system. They are mostly from the flow of cash from the United States to Mexico."

Gosh more demands by the Mexican government. Don't they know that these poor drug smugglers are just trying to feed their families? Just doing the jobs that Americans won't do. What is truly absurd is that the Mexican and American government don't admit that they are the complicit in this tragedy by not working together to secure the border from both sides. The most logical solution is often the simplest solution.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

If it ain't broke, don't price-fix it.

Bush administration lawyers urged the Supreme Court on Monday to repeal the nearly 100 year old that bans manufacturers from fixing prices of their products.
The government argues that the price-fixing rule is too rigid and makes it more difficult for companies to market their products with special displays in stores.
The National Assoc. of Manufacturers and other business groups have joined the Bush Adm. in urging the court to pull back on enforcement of antitrust laws. The laws have been in effect since 1911.
Changing this law would allow companies to set minimum prices that stores could sell a product.
My first impression is that it can only cost me more money to buy the the things I buy now. I don't see any advantage at all for the buying public. I also don't see the role of the Federal Government promoting price fixing especially now that more and more companies are consolidating and being gobbled up by large multinationals. I also don't believe that it is the job of the Supreme Court to make or repeal laws. I was led to believe their responsibility was to determine whether the laws passed by Congress were constitutional or not. The separation of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches seem to be disappearing almost as fast as our individual freedoms are.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


We used to say "Curiosity Killed the Cat", but "Globalism Killed the Cat" may be more accurate.

The Food and Drug Administration has said the investigation into the pet deaths was focused on wheat gluten in the food. The gluten itself would not cause kidney failure, but it could have been contaminated, the FDA said.
Paul Henderson, chief executive of Menu Foods, confirmed Friday that the wheat gluten was purchased from China.
The point is although the U.S. exports nearly two thirds of the wheat it produces and it is grown in at least 42 states, why are the pet food companies buying wheat gluten from China? With our staggering trade deficit with China it seems the last thing we need to import is a wheat product. I realize the company in question is Canadian and the plant in Kansas but why are we buying pet food from them? If you say that we can't compete on price then why are most of the names on the list of suspected products some of the most expense brands such as Science Diet, Iams, and Eukanuba?
We have spent decades and billions of dollars refining our product and worker safety codes and regulations only to abandon these practices in just a few short years to the siren call of "Globalization". We are constantly told that it is a global economy and there is nothing we can do about it, I suggest that is nothing more than manipulation. Do what you can to buy locally from your neighbors when ever possible. Check out the origins of your purchase if possible. Don't purchase what you don't need. Reuse and recycle. Remember that when you shop for the lowest priced items you are not considering the true cost equation. You are probably adding to the hugh national trade imbalance, costing your neighbor a job, decreasing the local tax base that funds your schools and other local projects and supporting countries that often imposed tariffs and restrictions that make it impossible for us to sell goods to them. Free trade is not the same as FAIR TRADE.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Don't call them Freedom Fighters

I could be wrong but I think if you use children as decoys in order to carry out your plan of destruction, you shed any doubt for those who would call you a freedom fighter instead of a cold blooded heartless murdering terrorist.
AP wire service
Updated: 2:43 p.m. PT March 21, 2007

BAGHDAD - Police said Wednesday that children were used in a weekend car bombing in which the driver gained permission to park in a busy shopping area after he pointed out that he was leaving his children in the back seat.
"Children in the back seat lowered suspicion, (so) we let it move through, they parked the vehicle, the adults run out and detonate it with the children in the back," Barbero told reporters in Washington. "The brutality and ruthless nature of this enemy hasn't changed."
Last April, a Marine told an Associated Press reporter in Ramadi that he was shot at by insurgents who were holding children. Other Marines on patrol in the city west of Baghdad have said Sunni insurgents ask children to check out American defenses or warn them of approaching convoys.
I also think it's ingenuous to call them "insurgents" or any other politically correct euphemism.

Monday, March 12, 2007


Oh yeah. The Ducks are going to the big dance.
The first round is against Miami.
No not Florida, but Miami of Ohio. If they keep
playing the way they have been recently, they have
chance to beat anyone.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Desensitizing, Jamming, and Conversion

First you need an attack plan. How do you convince the general public to accept and embrace the minority gay lifestyle? Well, you just call in a couple of Harvard educated marketing gurus like Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen who came up with the following strategy of "Desensitization, Jamming, and Conversion".
"Desensitization consists of a "continuous flood of gay-related advertising". Flood the public with a never ending assault of gay issues until the "issue becomes thoroughly tiresome." In order to speed up the indoctrination process you can force the schools and government agencies to require mandatory "diversity seminars". These are "re-education" events wherein attendees are manipulated, guilt -tripped and brainwashed into accepting that "homosexuality is a minority characteristic, exactly the same as being Jewish or black, and that thinking or feeling otherwise means you're bigoted, judgmental and hateful." To be continued....

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

More from those whacky French

PARIS -- A new law in France makes it a crime for anyone who is not a professional journalist to film real-world violence and distribute the images on the Internet.

Critics call it a clumsy effort by authorities to battle "happy slapping," the youth fad of filming violent acts - which most often they have provoked - and spreading the images on the Web or between mobile phones.
Ligue Odebi, an association that seeks to protect freedom of expression on the Internet, said the measure will also hinder citizens' abilities to expose police brutality.

"This makes France the Western country that most infringes on freedom of expression and information - particularly on the Internet," the group said in a statement on its Web site.
Violators will be subject to up to five years in prison and nearly $100,000 in fines.
"The sections of this law supposedly dealing with 'happy slapping' in fact have a much broader scope," Reporters Without Borders said in a statement. "Posting videos online showing violence against people could now be banned, even if it were the police carrying out the violence."

Friday, March 02, 2007

All the news that isn't

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the largest drug bust in 10 years as it rounded up more than 400 members of a Mexico-based cartel distributing tons of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines in the United States.
Federal or state charges were unsealed Wednesday morning against 139 defendants in California, Arizona, Illinois and New York.

The 20-month investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration and aided by more than 100 federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies, has so far resulted in the seizure of approximately $45.2 million, 27,229 pounds of marijuana, 9,512 pounds of cocaine, 705 pounds of methamphetamine, 227 pounds of pure methamphetamine or "ice," and 11 pounds of heroin.

So, drug cartels are cooking meth in what are called 'super labs' outside of the country, then smuggling the drugs into the United States through regular smuggling routes along the southern border.

While the enormity and scope of this bust is overwhelming, what is more interesting is the lack of coverage in the main stream media. In searching for more info on this bust I Googled "Largest Drug Bust", "$45 Million drug bust", "Mexican cartels" etc. and was not surprised to see Fox News at the top of the list but rather, to not see any other major media listed. No NY Times, no LA Times. Try it yourself maybe I'm not that good at Googling. Perhaps this is why when discussing the illegal immigration problem I am often told that I am a xenophobic, racist overreactionary.
Here in Oregon we have relegated the non-prescription cold medicine to prescription status to stop the local mom and pop meth producers we have ignored the source of rivers of illegal drugs flowing from the south. Open borders are like open sores, they invite infection and grow every day.