Friday, January 3, 2014

The New Year brings us back to the number one reason liberals give regarding their war on America’s energy industry.

Why does it take us there? Because this is more than a new year-- it’s an election year, and there are two different visions of the country that need to be contrasted for voters this year.

And it’s not just the responsibility of candidates and political parties and super PACs to talk about what America can be.

It’s your responsibility to do it too. You can do it over the fence post, or a soccer game or a cup of coffee, or over the Internet.

It’s a story that needs to be told.

Just to recap, the fossil energy industry, thanks to hydraulic fracturing, is situated to deliver us from the worst fiscal crisis since the Civil War, when greenback were printed to make up for the lack of investor interest in American debt.

And a report last year confirmed what I’ve been saying for three years now: There’s enough fossil energy available domestically for the United States to not just be energy independent, but for the U.S. to be the great exporter of energy for the world.

“Shale oil (light tight oil) is rapidly emerging as a significant and relatively low cost new unconventional resource in the US,” writes PWC in its February, 2013 report Shale oil: the next energy revolution. “There is potential for shale oil production to spread globally over the next couple of decades. If it does, it would revolutionise global energy markets, providing greater long term energy security at lower cost for many countries.”

The big winner in all this would be the United States because it has large reserves of this type of energy.

So, along the way to energy independence, the U.S. can add ten million jobs and $20 trillion in additional GDP over ten years at a time our GDP stands at $16.5 trillion.

That is, it can happen if we don’t screw it up.

Big “if” I know, given the little heads in Washington.

But 2014 ought to be the year we liberate the American people from the small minds and lesser courage that makes America a follower in the world rather than a leader; that makes Washington pass and then keep foolish legislation like Sarbanes Oxley, Dodd-Frank and Obamacare.

Let solar energy continue to be the energy of the future.

I’m talking about the energy of the present.

So for 2014, I’m also talking about global warming, er, climate change.

Or what us common folks still call it… the weather.

That’s because the weather is the excuse that liberals use for preventing us from enjoying energy security.

The great thing about the weather is that it happens every day and, as Mark Twain said, everyone talks about it, but nobody ever does anything about it.

That’s because, as Twain’s deadpan implies, you can’t actually do much about the weather.

Weather’s a pretty big topic, a pretty complex system and works pretty well without improvement from liberals. But of course that won’t stop liberals from trying to improve it.

In fact, it guarantees that they’ll try their hand at a solution, probabilities or not.

They’re kind of like Caligula that way.

Caligula reputedly once proposed to make his horse a Roman senator. And while many would agree that a horse would be an improvement on many U.S. senators, calling a horse a senator, doesn’t make a horse a senator anymore than calling its tail a leg would give it five legs, in Lincoln’s horsey phrase..

So it goes with liberals: They think that all they have to do promulgate a clever law to solve any given problem, whether it solves the problem or not.

Pass a law called the “Affordable Care Act”?

Doesn’t matter what’s in it, problem solved, because why it’s the “law of the land.”

Can’t you see it has the word “affordable” in the title?

In fact, the vastness of the earth’s weather, the complexity of it, makes it a great place to for liberal mischief.

There’s always going to be a tornado, or hurricane or a drought that will hurt folks-- which for a liberal means that there are votes for sale. They can stump about it and talk about how poor people are more exposed to the weather, and how rich people use more energy, and all the other eye wash liberals sell to pit one group against the other as they drive their SUVs and retire to their big houses that use more carbon than anyone else.

And it’s curious that one of the things that I have noticed most about liberals. They don’t care much about solving problems. In fact, it’s the thing that can’t be cured that they care about most.

They’ll either take easy problems, like illegal immigration, fiscal balance or pension reform, and make them unsolvable. Or they’ll take unsolvable problems, like world hunger, poverty or arms races and present easy solutions that will only costs us money, freedom, choices or lives, but still not work.

So here too, on the weather, liberals aren’t just wrong, but once-in-a-lifetime, historically and stupendously wrong; wrong in a way that only liberals could be while still remaining smug.

And there is more than just evidence piling up to note it.

There are lies piling up too.

Global warming has entered the unaccountable “great pause” not contemplated by the models that scientists, politicians and mountebanks—thanks Mark Baisley—have pushed on us. The models that say that if we allow people in Africa to have air conditioning and automobiles that "the planet will boil over," in Barack Obama horse’s arse phrase.

And because the models aren’t predicting accurately what the world will actually do, we’ve got some politicians stuck as liberals without a cause.

When that happens liberals go into group survival mode like many primitives would do, bullying people, making false claims ala Obama’s “boil over” comments, comments not covered much by the mainstream news.

Next week I’ll cover five big lies, myths and cover-ups that you need to speak to your neighbors about; things that are stopping America from moving past the economic consequences of big government run amok for the last twenty years.

Is President Obama sleeping well on his Hawaiian holiday? I can think of many families of American soldiers who might not be enjoying the same bliss right now. That's because 2014 opens with alarming news that the Afghan government will free an estimated 650 prisoners from a Bagram detention facility -- including scores involved in deadly attacks on our men and women in uniform. 

The White House handed over control of the jihadi-clogged prison to the Afghan government last spring. Some 3,000 notorious Taliban and al Qaeda killers call the jail home. Surprise, surprise: After the Obama administration supposedly secured "private assurances" that no dangerous criminal operatives would be released, U.S. officials are now balking that the agreement has been broken.

Everyone, put on your shocked faces.

An anonymous U.S. official told the Wall Street Journal this week: "We are concerned that 88 people who have blood on their hands -- Afghan and coalition blood -- would be turned loose, but more important, that an agreement that we have with the Afghan government is being violated." The New York Times reports that Muslim terrorists who trained teen suicide bombers and planted IEDs at schools are among the lucky thugs slated for release. "These are guys that are tied directly to killing and trying to kill our forces and Afghan forces," an American military official told the New York Times. "This is an issue of deep concern. It is serious." Cue the "UNDERSTATEMENT" klieg lights.

Members of Afghanistan's own parliament are decrying the lax review process and dangerous unilateral decisions of a "Bagram Inmates' Assessment Committee" established by presidential decree. Afghan senator Dawood Hasas told the Afghanistan Times: "Among the released prisoners from Bagram jail, many were murder convicts, and release of notorious prisoners would not be in the national interests."

Who knows how many others will be freed to kill American soldiers again? President Hamid Karzai is busy pandering to Taliban forces in advance of the country's spring election season. He is also stalling approval of a bilateral security deal with the U.S. and U.K. It's a recipe for bloody recidivism.

The new batch of freed jihadists will join a burgeoning population of other freed Taliban commanders who promptly returned to the battlefield. Last fall, Karzai freed senior Taliban leader Maulawi Ghulam Mohammad -- who now commands some 400 insurgents and immediately launched several deadly attacks on security forces' check-posts in the Badghis province.

Mohammad joins Mullah Zakir, the Taliban's top "surge commander," who was released from Gitmo to Afghanistan custody and let loose by the Afghanistan government in 2007. He's back at work, killing in the name of Allah without skipping a beat. Former Gitmo detainee Abu Sufian bin Qumu, also released in 2007, has been named a possible lead plotter in the Benghazi attack. Karzai's jail-emptying scheme comes as the Obama administration continues to widen the Gitmo revolving door for even more potential recidivists-to-be. In December alone, the White House returned Guantanamo detainees to Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Sudan, and dispatched three Uighur detainees to Slovakia.

Question: Are the Taliban leaders detained and arrested last fall in connection with the deadly 9/14/12 attack on our Marines at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on Karzai's release list? Don't forget that the infiltration of 15 jihadists disguised in U.S. combat fatigues took place three days after the 9/11 attack on our Benghazi consulate.

Refresher: The Camp Bastion attack came exactly six months after a failed suicide bombing that targeted then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The meticulously coordinated siege resulted in the deaths of Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, along with the most devastating loss of U.S. airpower since Vietnam. British commanders knew the airfield was insecure before 9/14/12.

Leaders on both sides of the pond failed to coordinate their defenses. Three months before the raid, the Pentagon acknowledged, military officials had been warned of "uncontrolled access" that left "personnel and equipment exposed."

The families of the fallen continue to fight for accountability on both sides of the pond, and to push for both the U.S. and U.K. to take meaningful remediation steps to secure coalition bases. It's safe to say that "Freeing imprisoned Taliban and al Qaeda jihadists who targeted and killed American troops" wasn't on any military family's New Year's wish list.

As for the commander-in-chief? It's back to the golf course. Fore!

Afghanistan's Karzai frees from prison 88 jihadists who killed and maimed Western forces

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer

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Showing yet again which side he is on. "Afghan president to free scores of Taliban fighters: Karzai condemned over betrayal of British war dead," by Tamara Cohen for the Daily Mail, January 1 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):
Britain has condemned the release of Taliban prisoners accused of killing and maiming Western forces in Afghanistan. 
To the fury of the UK, the US and victims' families, president Hamid Karzai has freed 88 dangerous militants from a jail at Bagram, the former US air base run by the Afghan government.
The US wants them to be prosecuted and says 30 per cent carried out direct attacks that killed or wounded 60 coalition troops, and 40 per cent killed 57 Afghans, including police and security forces.
Last night the Foreign Office expressed serious concerns about the mass release, which the US says poses a major security threat, and the likelihood that the fighters could re-join the insurgency.
Tony Lewis, whose son Conrad was killed in Afghanistan in February 2011, said Mr Karzai showed scant concern for the lives of troops who served there.
Private Lewis, from Bournemouth, was killed by gunfire in the Nad Ali district of Helmand province. The 22-year-old was four months into his tour with 4th Battalion the Parachute Regiment.
Mr Lewis said: 'We are still dealing with the impact of losing our son and we valued his life above all else. If people like Karzai are prepared to negotiate with these people, he clearly puts a low value on the lives of those who tried to help his country and his people.
'Clearly, he has little regard for the sacrifices they have made.
'He needs to explain why he is doing this and if he cannot justify it to the US and UK, he certainly cannot justify it to any parent who has lost their child there, or to his own people who have suffered at the hands of the Taliban.'...

Is This The End Of The Phony Recovery?

by   / Personal Liberty Digest

Is This The End Of The Phony Recovery?
While the mainstream media continue to push the meme that the economy is in (slow) recovery, some important facts point out that things are not as rosy as you are being told. In fact, most Americans feel the recession never ended.

An analysis of retail sales post-Christmas indicates that in-store retail sales decreased more than 3 percent over the same week last year. Retail brick-and-mortar shopper traffic decreased by 21.2 percent over the same period in 2012. The lack of in-store sales didn’t translate to an increase in Web sales.

In September, homes sales dropped more than at any time in the last 40 months. New mortgage applications dropped 66 percent from an October 2012 peak, reaching a low not seen in 13 years.

We are now seeing business and personal debt reaching levels not seen since 2007, right before the last crash. Household incomes have not improved at all and, in fact, have dropped. The unemployment numbers are completely cooked. The unemployment rate will drop again due to the ending of benefits to 1.3 million workers who will no longer be counted.

There are 107 million Americans on government assistance. About 50 million Americans get food stamps. The U.S. population has increased by 16 million people since 2006, but there are 1.5 million fewer Americans employed today. Workforce participation rates are the lowest in decades.

According to the consumer price index, the economy is growing at about 2.5 percent. But official inflation is also 2.5 percent. Real inflation is closer to 8 percent.

Yes, the stock market is hitting record highs. But that’s because the Federal Reserve is dumping $85 billion a month into the economy through QE to infinity to prop up the banksters and the market.

The Fed has inflated your dollar away to nothing. One dollar is now equal to 5 cents.

All so-called “growth” in the economy can be directly attributed to inflation. Inflation is not increasing prices, which is a symptom of inflation, but an increase in the money supply.

Inflation is a hidden tax on the wealth of the people.

Helicopter Ben Bernanke has succeeded in creating the illusion of a recovery. The illusion is about to end.
Israel and Jerusalem belongs to the Jews alone...and Christians better pray it stays so
By: Diane Sori

Last year when we had a chance to remove Barack HUSSEIN Obama from office the leaders (like Robert Jeffress) of  'certain factions' of American Christians...the ones who bought into the Chislam nonsense...told their followers NOT to vote for Mitt Romney because he was a Mormon.  "Better a muslim that we know than a Mormon we don't know" they said.
And a faction of American Jews did NOT vote for Romney either even knowing of his strong support for Israel and his close friendship with Benjamin Netanyahu...NOT because Romney was a Mormon but because they wanted to show how 'modern' and tolerant they were by voting for America's 'supposedly' first black president.

Well I hope both groups are happy now for NOT only has Obama taken our beloved America down the wrong path trampling and mocking our Constitution and America's Judeo-Christian roots and beliefs as he goes, but now he's going even further by trying to force Israel to turn over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the Tomb of Jesus Christ to Hamas...the very same Hamas aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood and the so-called 'Palestinians'...the very same Muslim Brotherhood that Barack HUSSEIN Obama has allowed into our halls of government.

And as Obama lays the groundwork for NOT only Israel's destruction as a Jewish state but also for the destruction of the heart of Christianity...where are those Christian and Jewish voices...where is their outrage at America's first 'supposedly' black president who is 'better than a Mormon' who now wants to hand over Christian and Jewish holy sites to muslim terrorists.

Obama's plan is akin to stealth jihad...yet few seem upset by those same Christians who did NOT vote for Romney remain silent to Obama's peace plan and remain silent to their fellow Christians being slaughtered across North Africa...remain silent to the Christian pastor remaining a prisoner in Iran just for practicing his faith...remain silent to the Tomb of Jesus Christ possibly falling into the hands of barbarians who will desecrate it by committing acts of sacrilege and defilement upon it.

And what of the American Jews who continue to support the very man who has stabbed the prime minister of Israel and Israeli people in the back time and again...the man who is plotting the destruction of the land they claim to so love...for they too remain silent.

And where are the news reports on Obama's farce of a peace plan.  We might get a bit here and there on FOX but even FOX dares NOT report too much.  And those in Obama's orbit mistakenly believe that by giving these jihadists (for that is what they are) more land peace will result, and yet they fail to see or just do NOT care to see that the more land taken away from the sliver of a country that is Israel tightens the noose around their neck even more. Remember, Israel was forced by the international community to give back land captured in the '67 War (the Gaza Strip and West Bank to the so-called 'Palestinians' and the Sinai Peninsula back to Egypt) to appease the very ones trying to destroy them.  And remember also that NO other nation in modern times has been forced to give up the 'spoils of war' like Israel has had to do...anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head for sure.

And sadly, like the so-called 'moderate muslim' silence after 9/11, the silence of certain Christians and Jews appears on face value to be condoning Obama's plans for if one does NOT condemn condones.

And while I have written about the Obama 'anything but a peace plan' before it bears revisiting as Obama has instructed Secretary of State John 'Swiftboat' Kerry to get a framework for a deal in place and signed by the end of January...NO matter the voices who oppose it.

Obama's 'peace plan' is simply the same old NOT acceptable demands that regurgitate that Israel return to its now indefensible pre'67 borders (leaving Israel only eight miles wide in certain areas making it easily overrun) as the first step towards a future Palestinian state in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people.

But Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish state is a non-issue and is just a set-up by Obama and friends to destroy Israel for when Israel was legally set-up by the UN in 1948 as the Jewish homeland...when Palestine officially became the 'State of Israel'... when every nation in the world recognized it to be so by international agreements.  And the first time Arab nations signed a treaty with Israel, they recognized this fact, this ‘right of recognition.’ And most Arab nations have at one time or another signed some sort of agreement with Israel, even just trade or prisoner exchange agreements.

So Obama's supposed peace plan actually has NO legal legs to stand on and I'm sure Netanyahu knows this and will use this against him.

And while we know the Holy Bible gives Israel to the Jews, the (un)holy qur'an does so as well. 

From the qur’an 17:104: "And We (allah) said thereafter to the Children of Israel (the Jews) "Dwell securely in the land (of promise)…..”

In the qur'an, ‘Night Journey,’ chapter 17:101-103: "Pharoah sought to scare them [the Israelites] out of the land [of Israel]: but We [Allah] drowned him [Pharoah] together with all who were with him. Then We [Allah] said to the Israelites: 'Dwell in this land [the Land of Israel].  When the promise of the hereafter [End of Days] comes to be fulfilled, We [Allah] shall assemble you [the Israelites] all together [in the Land of Israel]."

In fact, the qur’an has God ordering the Jews into Israel in Sura 5:20-21 led in by Sura 5:20 Recalling that Moses said to his people (the Jews), “O my people, remember GOD’s blessings upon you: He appointed prophets from among you, made you kings, and granted you what He never granted any other people." And this means a homeland.

[5:21] “O my people, enter the holy land (Israel) that GOD has decreed for you, and do not rebel, lest you become losers.”

And if there are still any doubters as to whether the qur’an speaks about the Jews' right to live forever in the land of Israel, see Sura 10:93-94: “We settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwelling-place.....If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee." Meaning the Bible.

And lastly, the qur’an 5:20-21 states, "And [remember] when Moses said to his people: 'O my people, call in remembrance the favor of God unto you, when he produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave to you what He had not given to any other among the peoples. O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin.'"

And whether Barack HUSSEIN Obama likes it or NOT the Jewish people and the Christians who support them will NEVER turn their backs on Israel...the land God Almighty gave to them...the land the (un)holy qur'an also says is theirs.

And 'good' muslims (like Obama) will ignore the verses they don't like and replace them with the tenets of taqiyya if it serves their ultimate goal of removing both the Jews and the Christians from the Holy Land and destroying every vestige that they were ever there.  And certain Christians and Jews here in America know this yet their silence remains deafening...and that is the saddest thing of all.