Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Poppy Fields Forever"

Livin' is easy with eyes closed.
Disregarding all you see.

Airdrop Of Military Supplies Falls On To Opium Poppy Field By Mistake
Caption: QALANDERABAD, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 22: A U.S. Marine watches as an airdrop of supplies blows off course towards an opium poppy field on March 22, 2009 next to the Marine base in remote Qalanderabad in southwest Afghanistan. The opium poppy field was slightly damaged when the U.S. Air Force airdrop of supplies blew off target, parachuting on to some of the crops and crushing them. The Marines assured the irate Afghan farmer that he would be paid for his damaged poppy in compensation for the accident. The Taliban often extorts a percentage of the profits from the farmers' harvest to fund attacks on American forces, according to the military. U.S. Marines, however, have no mandate to destroy poppy crops and, in fact, rely on local farmers for information on Taliban activities. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Paying the farmer for damaged poppies. Hmmm, I thought we were discouraging the Opium trade. Guess not so much.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Science Is In

An interesting scientific report sponsored by the Science and Public Policy Institute condemns the IPCC's contention that CO2 increase going to destroy the earth as we know it.
The paper by Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT has some interesting bullet points:
Lindzen’s paper on outgoing long-wave radiation shows the “global warming” scare is over. Thanks to recent peer reviewed papers that have not been mentioned in the mainstream news media, we now know that the effect of CO2 on
temperature is small, we know why it is small, and we know that it is having very little effect on the climate. Page 3.
The IPCC assumes CO2 concentration will reach 836 ppmv by 2100, but, for almost eight years, CO2 concentration has
headed straight for only 570 ppmv by 2100. This alone halves all of the IPCC’s temperature projections. Pages 5-6.
Since 1980 temperature has risen at only 2.5 °F (1.5 °C)/century, not the 7 F° (3.9 C°) the IPCC imagines. Pages 7-9.
Sea level rose just 8 inches in the 20th century and has been rising at just 1 ft/century since 1993. Sea level has scarcely risen
since 2006. Also, Pacific atolls are not being drowned by the sea, as some have suggested. Pages 10-12.
Arctic sea-ice extent is about the same as it has been at this time of year in the past decade. In the Antarctic, sea ice extent – on
a 30-year rising trend – reached a record high in 2007. Global sea ice extent shows little trend for 30 years. Pages 13-15.
Hurricane and tropical-cyclone activity is at its lowest since satellite measurement began. Page 16.
Solar activity has declined again, after a large sunspot earlier in the month. The Sun is still very quiet. Pages 17-18.

When you are told that the "Science Is In" and that if we don't drastically reduce the amount of CO2 we put in the atmosphere we will destroy life itself you have to ask yourself, who will profit and who will lose from all these very elaborate pay to play schemes that have been thrust upon us by the likes of Al Gore and his buddy Maurice Strong and the entire One World Government agenda of the U.N.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Merkley's attempt to sabotage Ron Paul

I was wondering how the powers that be would attempt to derail Ron Paul's HR1207 bill to audit the Fed. Ron Paul's bill has 303 cosponsors in the House and 30 in the Senate as of October 21st. So how do you buck that sentiment and still look like you support transparency? Well it appears that one way is you get a couple of shills to offer up a HR21207 Lite bill that looks good on the surface but takes the teeth out of Ron Paul's bill. They found help in none other than our very own freshman Senator Jeff Merkley and Republican Bob Corker. Their bill known as the Federal Reserve Government Accountability Act.

According to Judge Andrew Napolitano the bill waters down Rep. Paul original intentions. It omits important areas of the Feds behavior, and actually whites out proper names of banks and other individuals. That information would be made available one year after each program is no longer used.
This watered down bill is an attempt to have an audit "without inappropriately compromising the independence of the Fed or politicizing its role in crafting monetary policy". Am I wrong, isn't Congress supposed to set monetary policy?

Under pressure from congress to disclose where the TARP money went the Fed said that they are "giving serious consideration" to releasing the names of firms that receive loans from the central bank. How generous of them!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Democrats fear transparency

Are you confused about the health care reform being bandied about in Congress. Yea, me too. Part of the problem is that no one knows what the bill will have in it. Lisa Rosenberg, who lobbies Congress on behalf of the Sunlight Foundation to bring more transparency to government.
The foundation has begun an effort to get Congress to post bills online, for all to see, 72 hours before lawmakers vote on them.

"It would give the public a chance to really digest and understand what is in the bill," Rosenberg said, "and communicate whether that is a good or a bad thing while there is still time to fix it."

A similar effort is under way in Congress. Reps. Brian Baird, D-Wash., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., are circulating a petition among House lawmakers that would force a vote on the 72-hour rule.

Nearly every Republican has signed on, but the Democratic leadership is unwilling to cede control over when bills are brought to the floor for votes.

Earth calling Obama-how about a little promised transparency?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sheriff Joe Still Defiant.

Sheriff Joe will not be deterred. Director of Homeland Security Janet "Nappy" Napolitano has decided that the anti-illegal enforcement efforts of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio are too effective in removing criminal illegal aliens.
Arpaio first signed a 287(g) agreement in 2007 and since then dozens of agencies throughout the nation have entered into similar agreements.

Arpaio said ICE conducted an audit of his office’s use of the program, but DHS refused to release it.

Arpaio said his office managed to get a copy recently through the “back door.”

A summary of the audit said the working relationship between the sheriff’s office and ICE was good, and there were no deficiencies found after a review of case files.

“It came out perfect,” said Arpaio, citing that as the reason DHS refused to release the audit.

Coming to the sheriff's defense are Congressmen Trent Franks of Arizona and Lamar Smith of Texas.
“This unbelievable move by the Obama Administration represents a politicized attempt to hinder one of our most effective illegal immigration enforcement mechanisms, the 287(g) program."

According to them, over 33% of the inmates in Maricopa County Sheriff facilities are illegal, and more than 53% of violent crimes in Maricopa County are committed by illegal immigrants.

The fact is that the 287(g) programs works, perhaps too good for Janet (open borders) Napolitano>.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

In The World Of Public Opinion!

Evidently the whole world doesn't revolve around our Superior Leader. First he, Mo and the big O get turned down to host the 2012 Olympics in Chicago now here are the thoughts from a few Canadians.