Did someone kill one of our old satellites?

US military satellite explodes above Earth

A US military satellite exploded after detecting an unexplained “sudden spike in temperature”, sending dozens of chunks of debris tumbling into different orbits around Earth

A US military satellite exploded after detecting an unexplained “sudden spike in temperature”, sending dozens of chunks of debris tumbling into different orbits around Earth.

Civilian company CelesTrak was first to notice the explosion of the once-secret weather satellite and the US Air Force subsequently confirmed that it had been lost.

The satellite was an ageing component of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program which the US military began developing the in the 1960s to help plan reconnaissance and surveillance missions.

In 1972 the system was declassified, and data made available to civilian scientists.

The lost satellite was the 13th to be launched as part of DMSP, designated DMSP-F13, and had been in Earth orbit since 1995.

Air Force Space Command confirmed to SpaceNews.com that the “catastrophic event” came after “a sudden spike in temperature” was detected, followed by “an unrecoverable loss of attitude control”.

While operators were deciding how to “render the vehicle safe” they detected a debris cloud which indicated that the satellite had been destroyed.

The explosion has caused at least 43 pieces of debris to scatter into orbit, which are now being tracked by the US Air Force.

Air Force Col. John Giles, the Joint Space Operations Center’s director, told SpaceNews.com: “While the initial response is complete, JSpOC personnel will continue to assess this event to learn more about what happened and what it will mean for users within this orbit.”

Due to the age of DMSP-F13 it was no longer a critical part of the network, and the US government expects that its loss will cause only a “slight reduction” in real-time weather data.

Twitter: T.S. Kelso – It appears we’ve had another debris event with 26 new pieces of debris from DMSP 5D-2 F13 launch. Analyzing circumstances now.

TLEs suggest event occurred on Feb 3 at ~1715 UTC: pic.twitter.com/dpDnK058ze
— T.S. Kelso (@TSKelso) February 26, 2015
Event time appears closer to 1723 UTC. Debris plane does not align with planes of B, C, or E: pic.twitter.com/9NTx1D9lKn
— T.S. Kelso (@TSKelso) February 26, 2015

Like all DMSP satellites it orbited the earth at an altitude of around 500 miles in a “sun-synchronous orbit” – meaning that they flew in a path taking in the north and south poles.

On each path around the earth, which took roughly 101 minutes, they would see a slightly different part of the planet. This would give each satellite a complete view of the entire planet’s surface twice a day.

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Putin Builds Naval and Army Base on Wrangel Island – Owned By the US

Putin Builds Naval and Army Base on Wrangel Island – Owned By the US

January 26, 2015


In 2014 Russia unloaded block-modules on Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt for the construction of military camps. The complex is being erected in the form of a star. (Moscow Times)

In May 1881 US explorers approached Jeannette Island, Wrangel Island and Henrietta Island in the Arctic Ocean and claimed them for the United States.

But according to the Obama Department of State no claim exists today over these US islands. In fact the State Department is conspiring with Russian President Putin to give away Wrangel Island to Russians. Wrangel and its 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has billions of barrels of oil/gas reserves and hundreds of millions of pounds of fisheries. It also has a strategic military location for tracking Russian moves in Arctic.

The Coast Guard is a component of the Department of Homeland Security.
It unequivocally states:

“On 12 August 1881, he [William Reynolds] was at the head of the party that landed on what would be later named Wrangel Island and took
possession of the island in the name of the United States.”

The State Department keeps on pumping out false and misleading statements in a supposed “Fact Sheet”. The actual facts are presented at statedepartmentwatch.org.

Now, Vladimir Putin has begun construction of a naval base and army base on Wrangel without so much as a peep from the State Department or President Obama. Something is tragically wrong here.

Background facts here and here.

The State Department has undertaken the giveaway with Putin in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Kerry.

The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy. The state of Alaska was not allowed to participate in the negotiations, Congress was not notified, nor was the public given any opportunity for comment. The Alaska Legislature has passed resolutions of opposition, and so has California’s legislature.

President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry could stop the giveaway with the stroke of a pen. But they won’t.

Rush Limbaugh: Folks asked to keep illegal aliens

I know Rush won’t like me posting the whole transcript, but in this country, crap is falling down right and left, and the right is falling for the left

Here is the entire transcript with Ed and Ann who were "asked to help".

Read it for yourselves. The link is here: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/07/08/stunning_california_couple_says_they_were_asked_to_house_immigrant_children

But here is the text:

Stunning: California Couple Says They Were Asked to House Immigrant Children

July 08, 2014

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: This is Ann and Ed in Southern California. Welcome. It’s great to have you on the phone. Hello.

ANN: Hello.

RUSH: Hi.

ANN: Hi, Rush. How are you?

RUSH: Just fine. Thank you very much.

ANN: Great. Well, we have some interesting news. My husband Eddie is on the phone with us. We live in Southern California, and we’re Catholic, active Catholics in our community, and there was a town hall meeting last evening, emergency meeting called by our local parish priest, ordered by our bishop (unintelligible) and the Archdiocese of San Bernardino. They have made the decision that they’re going to absorb the immigrants that are coming through because the federal government called the bishop’s office on Monday and they’re gonna be busing these immigrants to our communities and asking us to open our homes and to house them for up to a month. The church will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses and we were told not to talk to anybody about it, especially the media. I’m not especially happy about it. My husband is a retired doctor, and he will share his concerns with you regarding this matter. Eddie, do you want to go ahead and talk about your thoughts?

EDDIE: Longtime listener, Rush. Thanks —

RUSH: Thank you, Eddie.

EDDIE: I’m very concerned about the health care crisis that we’re facing and these illegal aliens that are coming into the United States. Doctors are being asked not to talk to the media, they’re on gag orders, both doctors and nurses, and we got a big problem because there are a lot of diseases that can come through this border bringing all kinds of stuff —

RUSH: Eddie, I just read that in some cases the lice are so bad you can see them crawling down the faces of some of the kids.

ANN: Yeah, the lice won’t kill you, but Ebola will, and so will gonorrhea and there’s syphilis and AIDS and hepatitis and diphtheria and polio, meningitis, and this new coronavirus coming in from the Middle East, so —

RUSH: Hang on. I gotta take a break. Hold your thought and we’ll continue after the break.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: We rejoin Ann and her retired doctor husband, Eddie, on the phone jointly, together with us from Southern California. Eddie, could you put Ann back to the phone or is she on with you?

ANN: Yes. Hi. I’m here with you.

RUSH: Okay, Eddie, I’ll come back to you in just a second, but, Ann, I want to clarify. Did you say that it is the Catholic Church that the government called and asked for assistance?

ANN: Yes.

RUSH: Okay. And then the Catholic Church accepted and said, "Okay, we will," at least the Catholic Church in your town. You haven’t identified where you’re from.

ANN: Yes.

RUSH: And then the bishop has asked you and the other parishioners to help pay for this, but you are not supposed to tell anybody this, which you’ve just done.

ANN: Yes. That’s what they asked us, not to get the media involved. The diocese will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses.

RUSH: Now, wait. Because you’re gonna be asked to house some of them yourself?

ANN: Yes.

RUSH: Are you going to?

ANN: No. That’s why I’m calling. I’m letting people know this is not in the best interests. We have a FEMA — at Norton Air Force Base is a designated FEMA camp. This is an emergency. They need to go there.

RUSH: You know, that just frosts me. This whole thing, Air Force Bases, military bases are being turned into day care centers here. But that’s another thing. I don’t mean to distract you.

ANN: Yeah.

RUSH: Why did they tell you not to tell the media about this?

ANN: They don’t want a lot of people there at the churches when they busload these mothers and children.

RUSH: A-ha. Why do you think the Catholic Church accepted this?

ANN: We’re sympathetic and we want to help, but this is not always the best way to help. And the government created the problem; they should fix the problem.

RUSH: Exactly. Why do you think that your local Catholic Church is helping Obama and the government do this? I mean, this administration has targeted the Catholic Church.

ANN: I don’t know. I called the diocese in my community and made a request, and so they had a town hall meeting, emergency meeting last evening with a hundred people in attendance. I would say 70% of the people are on board. I’m on board in theory. And my husband, Eddie, can share his thoughts about the reaction far more articulate than I can, so I’ll let you express to Rush your thoughts.

EDDIE: Well, I just brought up the diseases that are coming through and the lack of screening that’s going on, Rush. I mean, we’ve got FEMA facilities that can provide medical care, housing, nutrition and clothing, safety and transportation and stabilize the situation so that these people can be reintegrated or be dealt with, but to put us and subject us to health care —

ANN: Risk.

EDDIE: — problems, risk, whatever you want to call it, seems to be an incompetence on behalf of the government when they themselves, these different agencies are not talking to each other. FEMA’s not talking to Homeland Security, and Homeland Security isn’t talking to the other agencies. To me there’s just a lack of coordination that’s going on between these bureaucrat, enormously bureaucrat institutions.

RUSH: Eddie, look. You have to forgive me here. I think I’m on a different wavelength. And I don’t mean this question to be rude. But would this all be okay with you if there were more coordination?

EDDIE: No. But they’re coming in and we have to deal with this. We can’t — I mean, as Americans we can’t stop it.

RUSH: Well, see, that’s the nub of it. So they’ve got you.

EDDIE: Yeah.

RUSH: "They’re coming in; we’ve got to deal with it." Okay, so they’ve won. It doesn’t matter what’s happened after they get in. Once they have coerced everybody into thinking that what they have to do is make it okay after they get here, there’s never gonna be an end to it.

EDDIE: That’s the big concern. They told us that this was gonna last for 30 days, but many of us are scratching our head going, "Thirty days? I just can’t believe that’s gonna be cast in concrete." We know that it’s gonna go beyond 30 days, and it’s gonna go on and grow and grow and grow, unless this stops.

RUSH: Well, it isn’t gonna stop, because the government doesn’t want it to stop.

EDDIE: Exactly.

RUSH: There’s no effort to make it stop. There’s a lot of lip service in that direction. It’s understandable that when churches are called upon to be charitable, that they would do it. That’s actually a mart move on the part of the Regime. Not gonna have too many churches say "no" to a request for charity, but then they are turning around and asking parishioners to temporarily house some of these people, and you pay for it on the promise that you’ll be reimbursed.

EDDIE: Especially when there’s a FEMA facility literally 10 miles away. And it really bothers me when doctors and nurses are on gag orders not to talk about the health care risks of these immigrants coming through the border. We have to do this right. We need to protect the American citizens and it’s the duty of the government to do that, and they’re not doing it.

RUSH: Ed, let me remind you of something. The left in this country — and I don’t mean to politicize this, but they do, so let me respond in this way. The left in this country blames the original white European discoverers of this country with bringing in syphilis, racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, environmental destruction. This is in the public school curriculum today. Young people are taught that this is what Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims and all of the white Europeans who settled in this country and eventually founded it, they brought all this stuff in. So who are you, doctor, to complain about a little disease coming in because this is not the first time it’s happened. That’s what they would say to you if you called a liberal talk show, if you could find one, that’s what the host would say to you.

EDDIE: Yes. Unfortunately we have a health care system that’s bankrupt, that is being destroyed by Mr. Obama. And it can’t take on this burden.

RUSH: Well, it is.

EDDIE: It is.

RUSH: It is taking on this burden.

EDDIE: It is taking on this burden. And Dinesh D’Souza did such a great job in his movie — we saw it this last weekend — talking about how diseases had moved in Europe and with even the Indians, that they died mainly because of viruses and diseases coming in as things got repopulated. It wasn’t because there were soldiers killing Indians. It was literally because they were dying of disease. And we’ve got Ebola, Rush, that has moved from Africa to New Guinea and may be in Europe. What the heck are we going to do if we get an Ebola outbreak in the United States? We’re not prepared for this, and it’s a 90% mortality rate, that virus.

RUSH: Ed, do you really think that’s possible because of this? Do you think an Ebola outbreak is possible because of this or are you being maybe a little exaggerated in your caution here?

EDDIE: Well, I’m concerned, and I feel like the Paul Revere just waving the flag wanting to get us to take a look at this. And there’s a way to solve this with existing facilities that are already in place, that have medical clinics that have the ability to bring nurses and doctors in. Just screen —

ANN: And create jobs for Americans.

EDDIE: Yeah.

RUSH: I don’t believe I’m hearing that.

ANN: What’s that?

RUSH: This is a job creation opportunity?

ANN: Well, I’m just saying, if they open up these FEMA camps to house these illegal immigrants it will create jobs in the community where we live.

RUSH: Uhhh…

ANN: I don’t know.

RUSH: It’s complicated. It is truly complicated. The last thing I ever considered any of this to be was a job creation opportunity, but I thank you for presenting that perspective. In the meantime, you seem resigned to the fact that this has no end and that you have to come up with a way of making this as acceptable or manageable as possible, and it sounds like your primary concern here is that the people attempting to organize this repatriation or patriation of the refugees is not being done right.

ANN: Yes. That is the correct assessment. It was just Monday he got the call from the government. Tuesday we’re meeting, and Tuesday night everyone is saying "yes" and there hasn’t been much time to really think strategically and carefully about the ramifications of saying "yes."

RUSH: Well, speaking of that, I mean, something I meant to ask your husband, Ed. Ed, are you still on the phone? I assume you are.

EDDIE: I am, yes.

RUSH: How can these people, the arrivees, be screened for illnesses and disease in the short time they’re in these processing centers?

EDDIE: You know, we were told that they went through two brief screenings. I don’t know what that entails, but you’ve got a great point. I mean, you can’t really do a thorough job —

RUSH: I don’t believe I’m even asking the question.

EDDIE: — in a McDonald’s type of fashion where you’re just running people through. You’ve got to spend the time doing proper testing to make sure that certain diseases are not coming through the border.

RUSH: Right. But they are. They are coming through —

EDDIE: But they are.

RUSH: — the border, that’s what you just said. Back to you, Ann. What is — I’ve never heard this term, either — what is a FEMA camp?

ANN: It’s federal emergency — what’s the E stand for?

EDDIE: Rush knows what FEMA is.

RUSH: I know what FEMA is, but what is a FEMA camp?

EDDIE: Well, it’s a FEMA facility, they’ve been established throughout the United States —

ANN: There’s like 600 of them, at least.

EDDIE: — in military bases that —

RUSH: So that’s why they’re calling this Obama’s Katrina. I thought this was —

EDDIE: Yeah.

RUSH: — the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

ANN: Correct.

RUSH: Right.

EDDIE: But Rush, isn’t this an emergency? Isn’t this a federal emergency, and shouldn’t FEMA be involved in this?

RUSH: It’s not an emergency. That’s the point. It isn’t an emergency. It is planned.

EDDIE: Yes, I agree. I agree it is planned, and I believe —

RUSH: It’s an emergency for you. It’s an emergency for people who live where you live, but this is not an emergency. This is payback. This is who knows what. This is political. This has a political objective for Obama and the Democrats. Obama’s not treating it as an emergency. Is he down there? They said Bush never flew over, didn’t go down to New Orleans for Katrina. Has Obama been there? Where’s Obama visiting the refugee FEMA camps? He’s not there. What emergency? He’s out raising money for more of this.

EDDIE: This is being done to overwhelm the government. The Cloward and Piven scenario, overwhelm the government, this is just part of his plan.

RUSH: Well, yeah. Yeah. Except it’s overwhelming you. It’s overwhelming the country. The government that results from this is what Obama wants. We were never set up to be able to provide for and handle limitless numbers of people who are unproductive. From everybody’s perspective, yeah, it’s an emergency the way you look at it. It’s an emergency for your neighbors. It’s an emergency for the doctors and everybody that has to deal with this. But it’s not an emergency. This is a number of things, but it’s not an emergency.

I defy anybody to tell me where the government’s treating it as an emergency. It’s an emergency where you are violating a church order by calling me and talking about it? That’s not an emergency. That’s something far worse. I appreciate your bravery. I’m glad you took the time to call. I’m a little long. I’ve gotta take a time-out here. But I’m stunned at what you’ve had to say. I’m also stunned at the attitude that you have about it, not being critical. I don’t mean to be critical. It sounds like you have accepted your fate, and now you’re trying to make the most of it, which I guess is all you can do. But that in itself to me equals victory for them.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Well, folks, if you had any question… Do you know what’s going on? If you had any uncertainty or any doubt, let me explain it to you after the call from Ann and her husband, Eddie, the retired doctor. The idea here — and this is why I say this is not an emergency. It is for them, but it’s not an government emergency. It’s not an Obama emergency. This is not a problem for Obama and the Democrats.

The idea for them is to get as many people across the border and then transferred where they want them to live in this country as they can, as quickly as possible. That’s why gag orders are being issued. "Don’t talk to anybody in the media and tell ’em about the diseases! Don’t talk and tell ’em about anything to do with these arriving kids, or whoever else is also." It’s not just kids, folks, the 300,000.

These are government numbers: 300,000 since April. It’s not just kids. So it’s clear here, from the Democrat Party standpoint, the idea is to get as many people here across the border and then transferred out all over the rest of the country where they’re going to live, as quickly as possible. FEMA might slow that down. Legitimate health inspections might slow that down. So you process ’em quickly.

You bus ’em, you fly ’em, and you do it before anybody really knows what’s happening. So far, only one little town in California even seems to be trying to stop this, and that’s Murrieta, California. Everywhere else they’re just saying, "What happened?" Well, they’re overwhelmed. They don’t know what to do about it. Think about what a perfect situation this is for the Democrats.

They are getting illegal alien single mothers with dependent children, who are even more certain to vote Democrat — and did you hear Eddie and Ann? They’ve already accepted it. The problem for them is not stopping it. The problem is dealing with it. So it isn’t gonna be long, folks, before this is just going to be accepted as "the new normal," just like 8% unemployment or 12% or whatever, or everybody working part time.

The new normal.

This is what it is.

It’s also highly likely that Obama’s approval numbers in the Hispanic community might be on the rise as a result. So this is not an emergency.

This is mission accomplished.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: You know, look at how the numbers of illegals in this current influx has been quietly ratcheted up. When this first started, we were talking about, eh, a couple of thousand kids, maybe few hundred. Then it became a few thousand, and then it became 30,000, and then it became 50,000. Finally, we heard that there was a memo. We find a memo, a government memo sent in January.

There was a jobs posting. See if you remember this, ’cause we found it. It was a jobs posting memo by the federal government in January where they were looking for transportation and logistics companies to bid on jobs involving the transportation and resettling of 65,000 illegal immigrant children. This was back in January. We either had this news for you last week or the week before.

It was when we found that that we had our suspicions confirmed that this is not just happening, that this is not just some spontaneous invasion. Somebody knew that this was gonna happen, and that they were planning for it, and they were seeking job applicants from transportation-logistics companies to be able to handle the "dispersion," if you will, of these new arrivals. At any rate, that number was 65,000.

Now, over the weekend, the number shot up to 300,000 in the Drive-By Media. A New York Times story just cavalierly mentions that since April, 300,000 illegals have flooded the border. As I sagely pointed out yesterday, that is twice the size of the invasion force at the Normandy beaches on D-Day. The Allied forces had 150,000 soldiers invading Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Sword Beach, all that, the Normandy Beaches on D-Day.

This is 300,000, and it’s just in there in a Sunday story in the New York Times. As far as I know, only one tiny town in California even seems to be trying to stop it. That would be Murrieta, California. It seems that this circumstance is just being accepted, in the sense that there may be some people who are protesting to stop it, but it’s gone beyond that point now. The idea of stopping it doesn’t even seem to be a realistic expectation.

Everybody now is focused on, "Okay, what do we do with these people?" Look, I understand you just can’t ignore them and leave them to the wolves. Don’t misunderstand. But I don’t get the acceptance. I don’t get the idea that there’s no end to this. I understand what Obama’s doing. He’s trying to get Hispanic numbers up; he’s trying to put pressure on Republicans to vote for amnesty before the November elections.

I understand all of that.

I understand the politics of it.

On one side, I have a tough time coming to grips with the idea that there’s nothing that can be done. That’s just me. I admit, folks, I may be on a different wavelength than all these people. I think even if I lived where this were happening, my first question would be, "When is this gonna stop?" But maybe you don’t have time to ask that question when you’re surrounded by it.

Maybe there are other concerns that take precedence, which is probably part of the plan.

END TRANSCRIPT

Related Links

Breitbart: Stand Your Ground: Protesters Divert 3rd Round of Buses from Murrieta

National Review: HHS Will ‘Muzzle the Media’ During Tour of Immigrant Child Housing

RushLimbaugh.com: Refugee Children at the Border are Not "Migrants," and the Protest Against Them Being Dumped Is Not By Racist Tea Party People Who Are "Anti-Immigration" – 07.02.14

Time to Start the Movement

Might be a little early to find us a good Presidential Candidate and draft him to run – but I think it’s time we started thinking it through.

It is, however, TIME to Unite America Against Obama.  You’ve had FIVE years to view this man’s policies – most of which were put in place by his Marxist/Terrorist Cabinet.

Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS IS AMERICA.  We do NOT TAKE KINDLY to TYRANNY!  It’s time to stop it.

I think the conservatives, tea party and libertarians ought to – for once band together and get on the same sheet of music and propel someone into office. We’ve got to get someone that can

1) Reverse what Obama has done
2) CLOSE the EPA, the Dept of Education, get RID of the Homeland security department and break up the scams, scandals and corruption.
3) WEAKEN the government back down to a “by the people” condition.
4) Strength the US military – and refocus them on defending this country.
5) Remove the parap-military abilities the police have against American Citizens
6) bring back the strength of America, the belief in and respect of the American Citizen and not “government officials”.

Government officials have no more respect for us citizens than we do for cockroaches. And they are just as pervasive as roaches.

Seriously. We have blogs  with people from multiple states all with similar beliefs.  If we can get one person or group in each state to start working on this – such as the Tea Party, Libertarians, and Conservatives and start working to convince people of the advantages of getting someone in office we can get to do the things above, we might have a chance in hell of reversing some of this bullshit in our life times.

Obviously not everyone in these groups have exactly the same beliefs – we know and understand this.  However, we have beliefs CLOSE ENOUGH to one another (and some Libertarians, and even some Liberals belong to the Tea Party!) that we should be able to come together.  I’m not concerned about “building a new party”.  Screw the “party” system.  We need a LEADER who can reverse Obama’s destruction.  And while I may disagree with many things Libertarians say (specifically things like legalization of drugs – that’s a state matter anyway) – they need to step up to the plate too.

Our country is BROKEN. We have three more years of this idiot, the Man of Kenya who believes in Marxism.  We MUST find a leader who can stop the damage and reverse it.  Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and their ilk will simply continue the complete and utter destruction of this country, bringing it down to the level of African Politics (where every leader is a crazy man, and everyone wants to kill him to get their own crazy man in office).  This madness MUST STOP.

Obama is working under the assumption that someone like Hillary will take over when he leaves and force the rest down our throats. And he’s got three more years to screw up America. The worse he can make it, the more difficult it will be.

For every year this man has been in office now, it’s likely to take three or four years more to fix things. If he gets 8 years, it will take us a full generation to repair the damages – assuming we CAN fix the damages now.

Folks, it’s time to get out of the clock and stop the pendulum….

US Government “Shut Down” 2013

Good morning all.

I’m sitting at a military installation.  For the record it is being passed on the news that literally several thousand at the various bases in my region have been furloughed.

Now – looking around me, I can tell you this is kind of bullshit.  A whole lot of government people are at work.

This morning NOAA shut down their web sites.  Web sites don’t require a hell of a lot of work – except updating the data on them, so why shut it down?  A large portion of the people working for ALL government agencies are Contractors.

In our case, I’m a contractor, money has been allocated already (for awhile, we could be furloughed soon too though).

In the case of NOAA most of the weather people doing updates are contractors.

So shutting down sites is a childish thing the President has ordered.

Yesterday monuments in DC were closed.  Today a lot of parks are closed… even if they have roads passing through, the ROADS ARE CLOSED.  Childish.

The White House hasn’t been reopened since sequestration… childish.

Do I care if the government “shuts down”?  Not really.

All those “economic problems” because “caused” by this are more bullshit problems.  They aren’t getting their check on payday – but you can bet your ass they will get their back pay.  No one is going to stop spending money because the government has shut down.

Funny…. though, Obamacare hasn’t shut down.  It launches the day the government shuts down and it’s being funded.

Childish.

There is a (slight) possibility that if this continues for weeks there will be some “crashes”.  EBT cards won’t get funded soon enough and a lot of government agencies will simply stop working.  This means that there will be some ripples, but how bad those ripples becomes is anyone’s guess right now.

I honestly see the GOP caving in shortly because they are getting the majority of the blame, even though it is Harry Reid and the Senate really stopping this.

Yesterday they funded the military, but refused to fund the VA.  Congress will get paid no matter what, because it’s written into the constitution they will get paid.

Basically this is a “Fund my stuff, but not your stuff” kind of fight.  The country as a whole doesn’t want Obamacare.  A few people want it.  Liberals assholes who want others to pay for their problems.

I have a job, I have health care – I’m expecting it to increase drastically to the point I will tell them “I don’t want it”.  And I’ll take the “fine” and I won’t pay that either.  Pretty soon, I will have ZERO INCOME and how cool will that be?  I can’t really be fined if I have no money right?  Whatever.

To hell with the government, Obama, the Democrats, the GOP – all of them.  They are a bunch of lying assholes who want to control every aspect of our lives in America.  They want most of our money we make (so they can waste it), they want to control where we can go, when we can go, how much we can save or not save, they want to control OUR HEALTH, they want to control what we eat, read, drink, own, where we live, how we live and whether we live or die.

Not only is it TIME to shut this government down, it’s time to remove these assholes from office.

GET OUT OF OUR LIVES PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS!

 

What the Russians really think

Article from 2012 – just a WHOLE year ago.  For you Russia lovers, remember that a time may come if you continue to “Believe in Putin” that you might become radioactive atoms floating in the stratosphere for some centuries.  The Russians ARE NOT OUR FRIENDS.  What Putin is really thinking about is planning and directing the Russian military is to be able to carry out is a first strike scenario. You know, for his memoirs. A.P.

Dmitry Medvedev on nuclear weapons: “They may still come in handy”

 On 26, May 2012

Almost as if the strategic leaders and the media have no idea what’s happening on Russian soil, Dmitry Medvedev seems to be shouting it from the rooftops.  As we have learned in the past, when Russia makes promises, they lie; when Russia makes threats, they are telling the downright truth.  In just the past week, they have made one threat after another concerning their resistance to NATO’s missile shield, and things just got worse.

Exacerbating the tensions between NATO allies and Russia, Medvedev decides to flex Russian muscles on their nuclear capabilities.  Charles Clover and Geoff Dyer of FT.com report:

Then, taking the podium in a glittering Kremlin ballroom, Mr. Medvedev declared that Russia’s younger generation needed positive role models to inspire them towards “success in literature, art, education, and” – he paused wistfully – “nuclear weapons”.

Medvedev continues to talk about Russia’s itchy trigger finger and their nuclear arms capabilities.

“They may still come in handy,” he said, apropos, seemingly, of nothing. “We’re not going to use them, but let’s still keep them around, because we have a big country, a complex country. We must value it and protect it.”

This heightened rhetoric is suspected to be coming from what was discussed at the most recent NATO summit in Chicago.  The NATO European missile defense shield has been the subject of debate over the past few weeks, but it seems as if Russia is bringing the aggravation to a head.  They claim that the defensive measures of the shield would provoke war.  But, I thought that war was over?  Apparently, not.

In fact, the article goes on to state:

If that were to happen, said General Nikolai Makarov, chief of Russia’s general staff, it could lead to an “illusion of security”, which could lead to war. Countries allowing the missile defence shield on their soil, Gen Makarov said, risked a Russian nuclear first strike. “A decision on pre-emptive use of the attack weapons available will be made when the situation worsens,” he breezily told a news conference this month.”

Yes, the good general actually said the words, “nuclear first strike”.  This is extremely unnerving, especially given their recent activities, as reported earlier last week.  Steve Gutterman of Reuters reports:

The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was successfully launched from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia and its dummy warhead landed on target on the Kamchatka peninsula on the Pacific coast, the Defense Ministry said.”

The new ICBM has capabilities, which suggest that the Russians had anticipated NATO’s construction of the shield.

The new missile is expected to improve Russia’s offensive arsenal, “including by increasing the capability to overcome missile defense systems that are being created”, the ministry said in a statement.

The General Makarov’s comments of a first strike are especially scary, concerning NORAD’s current level of preparedness.  The Clinton administration implemented PDD 60, which states that the US will absorb a first strike before retaliating.  In an interview with Robert Bell of the National Security Council, he stated that the US will no longer “launch on warning”.  He further says,

“Our policy is to confirm that we are under nuclear attack with actual detonations before retaliating,”

In short, if Russia does decide to launch a first strike in response to NATO’s deployment of the European missile shield, they shall certainly succeed (and their newly tested ICBM has proven it can get through).  This makes the US and NATO allies strategically sitting ducks.

Arming Terrorists and Disarming Americans

Arming Terrorists and Disarming Americans

Arming Terrorists and Disarming Americans

New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- As a prospective military strike against the Syrian regime dominates the headlines, we are reminded by administration officials that any military action will not include boots on the ground and will not be focused on regime change.

In a turn of events mimicking an episode from the Twilight Zone, once-hawkish Republicans are advocating non-intervention and their peacenik colleagues across the aisle are actually supporting a military strike in the Middle East.

While Congress debates whether to physically attack the Assad Regime, many lawmakers are reevaluating whether to send military aid to the Syrian rebels. A limited military strike “also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition,” Obama told congressional leaders at a White House Meeting on Sept. 3, 2013. This comes months after the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence voted to approve the President’s plan to arm the Syrian opposition.