And that’s the GOOD news

Rasmussen:

37% of Voters Fear the Federal Government

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters now fear the federal government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) do not, but another 17% are not sure.

Perhaps in part that’s because 54% consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. Just 22% see the government as a protector of individual rights, and that’s down from 30% last November. Slightly more (24%) are now undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

As recently as December 2012, voters were evenly divided on this question: 45% said the federal government was a protector of individual rights, while 46% described it as a threat to those rights.

Two-out-of-three voters (67%) view the federal government today as a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Just 17% disagree, while 15% are undecided.

Only 19% now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or nearly all the time, down from 24% in June of last year. Eighty percent (80%) disagree, with 44% who trust the government to do the right thing only some of the time and 36% who say it rarely or never does the right thing.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters believe that if America’s Founding Fathers came back today, they would regard the federal government as too big. Just three percent (3%) think the nation’s founders would consider the government too small, while 21% say they would view the size of the federal government as about right.

Here is the bad ..

Gallup:

Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat

Now 72% say it is greater threat than big business or big labor

by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.

Trend: Views of Biggest Threat to U.S. in Future

The latest update comes from a Dec. 5-8 poll. Gallup has documented a steady increase in concern about big government since 2009, rising from 55% in March 2009 to 64% in November 2011 and 72% today. This suggests that government policies specific to the period, such as the Affordable Care Act — perhaps coupled with recent revelations of government spying tactics by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — may be factors.

Who kidnapped Justice Scalia?

when you board a plane someone can pass his hands all over your body that’s a terrible intrusion, but given the danger that it’s guarding against it’s not an unreasonable intrusion.

Huh?

it can be the same thing with acquiring this data that is regarded as effects. That’s why I say its foolish to have us make the decision because I don’t know how serious the danger is in this NSA stuff, I really don’t.

WHAT?

Here

Lessons …

  1. There is a difference which is significant between a conservative (so called) and those with libertarian leanings
  2. Anyone in long term service with any govt institution becomes a captured member of the political class, with all the proclivities, and needs of that class, such as belief in their own institutions as ‘doing good and right’ in the hands of those with ‘good intentions’
  3. It’s time in the republic to consider a limited term for SCOTUS

Now I agree with Mr. Rand Paul on VERY VERY little, but I trust him more than any other to safeguard my freedoms FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVT. I wonder if such a person can also safeguard me from other foreign depredations, and I find SMALL difference between such a person and Mr. Obama’s policy results. Yet IF THIS CONTINUES through 2016, who knows what I will do in the primaries. OR, in November?

One thing is for sure, given Harry Reid’s latest hysterical screeds, and Mr. Scalia’s pro govt do good leanings, I have no doubt that SCOTUS would uphold any violent act the govt committed in the pursuit of the ‘safety’ of citizens against the ‘given danger’, as Scalia put it. I still had faith in the Surpeme Court.

Just one more lesson in ..

WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE BEING PARANOID BASED ON INDICATORS AROUND YOU, IT ONLY MEANS THAT YOU ARE NOT BEING PARANOID ENOUGH

The UNFORTUNATE EASTER MESSAGE: Nothing changed since 1945? Dude, nothing has changed since Xerxes’ adviser

A Holocaust survivor warned all the Jews of UKR to get the hell out. I have said many times since this **’juden to register’** story broke out that only a SCHLEMIEL would hang around.

A Synagogue in Demievka, Ukraine 1919

After all, even if this was a purely made up provocation, what makes it so believable?

Kishinev, Bessarabia 1903

Xerxes adviser, a long descended king of the Amalakites, was the first, on the eve of Xerxes invasion of Greece, to try to kill the jews (that we know of). Cicero, DECADES prior to the revolt from Rome which saw the Romans drive out ALL the jews from Israel gave a famous speech denouncing the Jews. And after the council of Nicaea it was all downhill for the ‘Christ killing’ stiff necked Jews.

Jews murdered by the Ataman Cossacks, Ukraine 

I have in other places published a 20+ page timeline of antisemitism (a history of historical acts and facts on which the Holocaust IS ONE LINE).

I was born in 1949. Growing up in the Bronx in a neighborhood which was about one third each white, black, and Puerto Rican, during marches, and sit ins, I had no doubt that whatever had powered what had occurred in Germany, the lesson in human values about racism, which all looked the same to me, was LEARNED. The purveyors of antisemitism were the American Nazi Party, the KKK, and their idiot solo followers. VESTIGIAL ACTORS. I learned that we are NOT all identical, but we make a team. If we choose.

On 9/13/2001 I ‘walked’ into an Islamic forum, and never really left, and suddenly the truth was obvious. Imams, Mullahs, Quran provided reference to the Protocols, fake Talmud quotes, lies about history, until I was defending the idea that the sky was blue. (A role easily relished, actually).

Mein Kampf still was a best seller. But that was not all…since, in Africa, Egypt, Turkey (Valley of the Wolves), Russia, wherever there was a history, and things got tough, BINGO. Whether it was Zhirinovsky, Stormfront, stories from govt papers in the ME that Jews really DID use the blood of Christians in Matzah, various European ‘political nationalist’ parties, Iran, and finally HERE with the now disgusting and so far small paleoconservative AND LEFTIST insinuations that Americans who happen to be Jews (may..a good word for perpetual suspicion) have dual loyalties and are not to be (fully) trusted especially if (as the left feels) the real problem in the Middle East is ISRAEL.

Jews murdered in the Ukraine

It is a long 2500 years of repression, suspicion, pogroms, accusation of bringing plagues, official ghettos, jizya, expulsions, slaughters, it becomes obvious that the Holocaust was MERELY the intersection of this history with the first applicable state capable of industrial murder.

So, when the real or fake paper arrives outside the doors of the temple to be distributed by masked men?

Find an agent to act for sale of your possession, get all the cash you can quickly get and LEAVE, and get to the ONLY sanctuary on this planet you can be certain of.

The people who scoff at that idea?

All history says they are the ashes going up a chimney, or those rounded up and simply never heard from again…. after being good little girls and boys and REGISTERING.

LEAVE NOW

USA TODAY:Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

You can always tell who you are by your enemies

Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.

Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” reported Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website.

Donetsk is the site of an “anti-terrorist” operation by the Ukraine government, which has moved military columns into the region to force out militants who are demanding a referendum be held on joining Russia.

The leaflets bore the name of Denis Pushilin, who identified himself as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” and were distributed near the Donetsk synagogue and other areas, according to the report.

So sorry, but wasn’t IVAN just claiming that Nazis and the Mossad were behind the UKR gangsters and terrorists?

The problem is, all these agencies have their own SWAT teams, their own police departments

Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League

Given what was going on in NV over the last week, worries about this are simply NOT PARANOID, and attempts to stigmatize criticism of these purchases by labeling them as paranoid are attempts to shush a slowly boiling frog population

After reports that now the US Post Office has joined the ranks of federal agencies ‘needing’ ammo and is authoring large purchases of .357, 125 grain hollow point (for killing your dogs?) …

It’s not just the USPS that is stocking up on ammo.

A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request for 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow-point” bullets. 

Before that, it was the Department of Agriculture requesting 320,000 rounds. More recently, the Department of Homeland Security raised eyebrows with its request for 450 million rounds — at about the same time the FBI separately sought 100 million hollow-point rounds.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also requested 46,000 rounds. 

Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, asked: why exactly does a weather service need ammunition?

"NOAA — really? They have a need? One just doesn’t know why they’re doing this," he said. "The problem is, all these agencies have their own SWAT teams, their own police departments, which is crazy. In theory, it was supposed to be the U.S. marshals that was the armed branch for the federal government."

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/USPS-ammo-purchase-federal/2014/04/14/id/565541#ixzz2yxUHpF5D 

It’s time to shrink, delete, eliminate and make sense of the size, scope and purpose of every federal agency with arms. These people’s careers BELONG TO US. Their pay is OURS, before we ALLOW them to use it, and WE are responsible for how that PAY OF OURS is utilized.

The post office does not need arms. BLM does NOT need arms. We have an FBI, US Marshalls, and these people NEED to be called in and every time that happens you can bet this HAS TO BE JUSTIFIED. And it is THAT reason which has seen every agency try to justify it’s needs for armed ASSHOLES enforcing the petty authority of self arrogating career executive branch diminutive emperors with too small penises.

SPEAK, People!

Bundy, BLM, Executive power, Reid and when judgment reaches past fact

First, congratulations on the naked guts shown by the ranchers, and their supporters, and a well deserved THANK YOU for standing up for MY PERSONAL RIGHTS, by standing up for theirs.

Second, whoever in the executive branch woke the hell up to what was REALLY going on (hint..it wasn’t about tortoises or cattle, or fees) in a confrontation of executive power vs the citizens.. GOOD CALL.

Third, whoever was responsible for bringing in armed federal rangers from out of state (as China brought in troops from Xinjiang to Tian an Mien Square in 1989) so that local rangers would not MUTINY if ordered to shoot at their neighbors (or families), FUCK YOU and you should be fired. You are PRECISELY the wrong person to be in any authority (here that is)

Now that all that is out of the way we come to a story about, what some (Infowars and WND’s Jerome ‘swiftboat’ Corsi) have claimed to discover about the underlying reason for all this. That Harry Reid and the Chinese in some kind of ‘green’ agreement wanted all that land for a solar array, and that’s why the BLM contrived all it did to get the ranchers off the lands. This story became a viral wonder.

I have a hard time with it at this point. It’s just larger in scale, of course than the things Tammany and Boss Tweed used to do, and it smells like old style politics. We need someone like Sharyl Atkinson to dig on this one.The answers will not be in NV. Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi are not objective reporters, they are ideologues trying to find facts which fit their narrative. They can’t bring it on this one.

But if there are facts to find, it SHUUUUUUUUURE would be nice to get rid of any moron(s) involved, R OR D.

Last, if anyone was on twitter as this incident grew and grew and grew and was hooked into some of the feeds, you can see the kind of impact this had even though the MSM except for Fox (only at the end) ignored it completely. The twitters were mostly NOT republicans, mostly were libertarians, but there were progressives worried what some right wing executive might take in their head to do next time(surround the Center for American Progress with DHS IED proof vehicles, and shut off all cell towers, jamming all HF, because they thought another Snowden was in there, or some equally noxious but no longer paranoid fantasy?)

And that of course, is the real import of what was going on in Nevada no matter what the cause.

The federal govt was uncoiling itself in all its power, and was seen to be ready to exert it against plain old people who thought they were doing right (right or wrong) ..rendering all those former kooks, and paranoid delusional extremists with their tri cornered hats suddenly to be objective realists.

Which, of course is PRECISELY why the major networks would not put this on TV as it developed. People might get an idea.

What’s going on now in Nevada is HUMAN WEAKNESS IN GOVT at work

So congress passes a law authorizing a Dept of the Interior and gives it authority it needs to manage parks, and forests and other federal lands where we might have mines, oil wells, etc FOR THE BENEFIT of the taxpayers.

We need that, and that is good govt.

What is NOT good govt is Congress then authorizing this created entity to extend itself and the executive by writing their own regulations for their own reasons which might have seemed like a good idea at the time, and which they then as the executive HAVE to enforce (in their own minds, and more on that in a sec). The EPA is another such example of this Frankenstein at work. Good idea, now a monstrous mutation in too many instances, and with self extending authority.

We see this at work as govt and its POLITICAL CLASS who serve in it fulfill the quite human quality of ambition, and desire to ‘succeed’, and bow to authority which becomes an end itself.

It is THAT human nature which the founders wrote the Constitution and the first 10 Amendment to constrain. Human NATURE. Not evil.

Congress has failed in allowing this.

We also see that when it comes to illegal aliens in the USA, and other laws which fit the ideology (of the moment..these things change) the executive is picky about what to enforce.

But this is not the case in Nevada.

I wish Mr. Bundy had paid the land fees and ALSO challenged the ridiculous tortoise issues, but this has grown far beyond all that now.

By flouting one law and enforcing another the executive seeks to enhance those who vote for them, and REPRESS those who oppose them. By executive I include the entire political class. That is why we see no politicians out there FLOUTING THIS FREE SPEECH ZONE.

It is as plain as can be.

We should have been objecting the instant this ZONE thing came about in the 2004 conventions.

That was a LARGE mistake. This is the free speech zone at the democratic convention in 2004.

We are becoming totally polarized as a nation and the political class want to overcome this by enforcing its authority.

Polarized. Beyond discussion. The Gracchi, Marius, and then Sulla.

This should be ended now by withdrawal of the BLM and DHS. TODAY. Then go to court. Then comes the ballot box (which is coming anyway).

I hear from the left all the time that when we get one Taliban somewhere with a drone it makes 100 others.

What do these people think is going on right now? In spades? Among American citizens?

And the day after Brandeis University SHAMES itself and every single student and alumnus …

So one day after a HEROINE against female mutilations is embarrassed by human stupidities and moral cowardice in the USA, probably by some people afraid to wear a yarmulke outside the temple …

Brandeis Sends J Street to Repair Al Quds Relationship

Students for Al Quds get $10,000 grant after heckling former IDF spokesman

Two student leaders of J Street who recently came under fire for heckling an Israeli soldier have been selected by Brandeis University to help repair the school’s relationship with the Palestinian Al Quds University, which has hosted several anti-Israel terror rallies on its campus.

Brandeis was forced to sever its long-term partnership with Al Quds after it hosted a military rally last year that featured masked men performing the traditional Nazi salute. A second Hamas rally was held in late March.

Two leaders of J Street’s campus group, J Street U, were recently given a $10,000 grant to travel to Al Quds and spearhead a “student dialogue initiative” aimed at repairing relations between the two universities.

The students—Eli Philip and Catriona Stewart—serve as the copresidents of Brandeis’s J Street U group. They most recently drew headlines for heckling a former IDF soldier who was speaking on campus.

The Al Quds dialogue initiative comes at a critical time for Brandeis, which is facing a fierce backlash for rescinding an honorary degree from the Islamic human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

The J Street leaders were awarded the $10,000 as part of Brandeis’s Davis Projects for Peace program, which encourages students to “design grassroots projects for peace.”

Of course, J-Street, who claims to be pro Israel and pro peace, removed from it’s college org the words, Pro-Israel, and one of its founders is on video telling the organization that Israel was a mistake. Naturally Brandeis awarded playwright Tony Kushner an honorary degree after saying the same thing.

MSNBC HOST ALEX WAGNER: ‘IRS was the REAL target in Tea Party 501 investigations’

Mediaite:

In the wake of new revelations regarding how former IRS official Lois Lerner coordinated with liberal advocacy groups and members of Congress to release the details of the tax-exemption applications of conservative groups, MSNBC host Alex Wagner charged that the victim and victimizer roles in this investigation have been turned on their heads. She said that the IRS is the real group that has been targeted in this affair.

“There is a controversy here,” Wagner conceded. She said, however, that the true controversy in the IRS scandal involves the influence of outside money.

After detailing some of the revelations released this week involving how the IRS tried to draft a letter denying Karl Rove‘s Crossroads GPS its tax-exempt status was agonized over, Wagner said it was striking how little oversight there was of the new post-Citizens United rules.

“In my mind, the IRS, who was trying to get this out, they were the ones that have been actually targeted in this whole investigation,” Wagner asserted.

Then, Mr. Holder, I guess you have never heard of Robert Boark

ABC News:

Fed-Up Eric Holder Rips Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’

A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration.

During a speech to the National Action Network in New York on Wednesday lauding the organization’s effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script.

“Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee,” Holder told the crowd. “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”

The remarks drew loud applause from the crowd.

On Tuesday, while testifying before a House panel, Holder engaged in a testy back-and-forth with two of his most outspoken Republican antagonists. One accused Holder of violating federal law and questioned whether he should even be allowed to testify before lawmakers, while Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, seemed to threaten Holder with another contempt citation and angrily told Holder he didn’t need to be lectured by the nation’s top law enforcement official.

On Wednesday, with a finger raised, Holder told the crowd in New York that his tenure as attorney general has been “defined by significant strides … even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity.”

Mr. Holder decided on how ugly this was going to be, on the days he refused to prosecute over voter intimidation and blocked action over the death of his employees at the hands of criminals armed with HIS weapons.

In asking Holder on Tuesday about the Justice Department’s refusal to turn over documents in an unrelated terrorism case, Gohmert again raised the issue of contempt, saying, “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight.”

A visibly upset Holder, leaning back in his chair, shot back, “You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, OK?”

“You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” Holder added, pointing a finger toward the congressman. “I think it was inappropriate. I think it was unjust. But never think that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”

Gohmert pressed the issue.

“There have been no indications that it was a big deal, because your department has still not been forthcoming in producing the documents that were the subject of the contempt,” Gohmert said.

“I don’t need lectures from you about contempt,” Gohmert added.

“And I don’t need lectures from you either,” Holder responded.

It is a cheap and disgusting POLITICAL ploy to intimate this is over race, and another indication that this administration AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THIS KIND OF THING, have as their goal the stigmatizing of any and all who oppose them

Just what 4,000+ American men and women died for, and many thousands more wounded for ..

Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9

Decades ago, in the years after Iraq gained independence, a tradition of child marriage persisted in its hills and plains. Upon their fathers’ orders, Iraqi girls were betrothed to strangers and rivals alike to resolve tribal disputes or incur favor.

WaPo HERE

What is it Reid, Durbin, Schumer and Obama are trying to do?

Over the last several weeks, and months and years, we have seen all of the above named compare Republicans to extremists, arsonists, and kidnappers.

Repressive, chilling words from office holders reached a new peak with the UN-AMERICAN accusations towards the Koch brothers because, aside from donating hundreds of millions of dollars to hospitals, they support libertarian causes. Of course they donate nowhere near as much as democratic supporters do their party.

This all would merely be an annoyance except for the cooperation of a media whose slavish acceptance of the underlying story line enhances the power of the real effort.

The media, such as even the Washington Post has, in the last week, published articles exclaiming the the dreaded Kochs owned the right to the most tar sands in Canada and would therefore help to pollute us to death with their XL pipeline so they can presumable count even more money  in their basement lair. This of course, then explains the ‘truth’ about ‘drill, baby, drill’ and fossil fuel use. It’s to make the rich richer while they and their imps help to destroy the earth?

Of course this story was wrong FACTUALLY in several critical ways, but the reaction as has been the case when the facts contradict the story line, which is to say, the DIALECTIC (which MUST be true), the REACTION is almost always to insist what was reported is true because the spirit of the story must be true, and the story is that Republican ideas are NOT JUST bad for the nation and NOT JUST bad for the people. That Republicans, their supporters, are for the rich and do things which are suspect, wrong, and ‘evil’ so that all others are harmed save the rich.

In the end that is the entire story of the progressives of the democratic party today.

Recently these attempts to stigmatize Republicans and THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS has spread to IRS repressions (today we have a story of outright Obama support and pressure on callers from inside the IRS offices).

These attempts to silence and scare republicans have become so uniform that I wondered what the real purpose of this all is.

What if the designers of this uniform dialectic are after truly stigmatizing the opposition? Over the long term, the long run?

Might they suggest something like jailing global warming ‘deniers’? Would they invent a term like ‘deniers’ so as to stigmatize opposition?

What if they have conceptualized that the way to permanent power in a democracy (and all that results from that for friends and supporters) is not to have winning ideas, but to make the opposition wrong, suspect, and those most dangerous to their loss of power, EVIL?

There would be nothing illegal about that. It might be nauseating. It might be unethical. It might in the end destroy the nation. But by ensuring only the ‘correct’ people would stand up, stand out, contribute, speak out, in political forums, running for office, even at work, in the media, hospitals, in church or temple and among friends it would make certain that the ideals of the current democratic party are the ONLY acceptable ideas spoken of. It would drive underground an opposition which could never use any electronic means to coordinate. Could never organize financially. Could never oppose or raise serious nation altering questions without being seen as dangerous to the body politic.

Now we hear from the executive, the head of the Justice Dept about gun ‘bracelets’(which would make concealed carry laws a joke).

Now think about the use of speech on equal pay yesterday.

Be silent, or be identified, ostracized, looked at askance, suffer professionally. Look at Hollywood today.

We non D’s would all be finally ‘deranged’, and ‘paranoid’, with our dangerous gun ideas and our tri-cornered hats, but it would be worse ..

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