Saturday, September 10, 2011

Threat puts New York, D.C. on alert as 9/11 anniversary nears

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WASHINGTON — Undaunted by talk of a new terror threat, New Yorkers and Washingtonians wove among police armed with assault rifles and waited with varying degrees of patience at security checkpoints Friday while intelligence officials scrambled to nail down information on a possible al-Qaida strike timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.


I'm sorry folks, but I'm not liking police check points where we are searched at gunpoint by uniformed government men with assault rifles.  Reminds me of the Ben Franklin quote, "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."


PS: Thanks to my loyal followers for your support!  My operation went fine, and they believe that the cancer is completely cured.  Daily blogging will continue!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Who Will Take the Place of Usama bin Laden on FBI's Most Wanted?

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So now with Bin Laden dead, who is going to replace him on the most wanted list?  Well, the answer isn't so easy as that.  The rank structure isn't strictly followed as the number one guy is gone, so the number two guy gets bumped up.  The whole intelligence system is reexamined and a new order is assessed.

Some people who you may see on the list, are responsible for such things as the hijacking of a Pan Am flight in 1986 and the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Libya says Gadhafi's son killed in airstrike, vows death to 'invaders'

Original article found Here

So the United States bombed another location, but this one was a little more controversial.  We bombed the residence of Gadhafi's son.  Analysis shows that there may have been a bunker underneath the residence of some military importance, but Gadhafi supporters claim that there was no such thing.  They believe that it was a direct assassination on top members of the Gadhafi regime, and say it is against international law, they will seek revenge.

It's so nice to see that the US is still making friends.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Army plans on saving money by shutting down Tank plant

Original article Here


So the Army has decided that they are going to shut down the Lima plant for a few years to save money.  What this plant does is take beat up tanks from the field and refurbishes them to make them battle-ready once again.  Great plant, does a great thing for the men and women overseas.  This is only a temporary solution, granted the Army isn't trying to balance the national budget, so all things considered, I think it's probably a good idea.

Congress, however, is up in arms about this, as Boehner's constituents in Ohio will lose their jobs if this shuts down.  We can't have our Congressman's popularity getting hurt over a little thing like budget can we!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ron Paul Will Run for 2012! Exploratory committee has been created

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It's almost official:  Ron Paul is going to be running for 2012.  I'm extremely excited.  If you listen to his politics he is way different than any other candidates that we've had for a long time.  Take a look at the familiar political names on a political grid, and you'll notice that THEY'RE ALL THE SAME.  Ron Paul is real change.  And he's not running on "Change you can believe in", he's actually TELLING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO!  I'd like to see Obama beat that with his talk of change.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

'Al-Qaeda assassin worked for MI6', secret cables claim

Original article found Here

So there is a known terrorist, Hamlili, who was released from Guantanamo Bay Prison facility back to his native Algeria.  He is allegedly responsible for several terrorist attacks including the bombing of the Karachi Sheraton which killed 13 people in  2002.

Wikileaks released the files of 759 Guantanamo detainees, in which they describe Hamlili as an "Al-Qaeda Assassin".  Things get interesting, however, when US interrogators believe that he was also an informant for MI6.

Anyways, it is currently unclear whether this man is still being detained in Algeria, so I'd like to give a round of applause to Mr. Obama for letting him go.  When this guy bombs another hotel, church, etc, killing women and children I hope Obama can't sleep at night.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Robert DeNiro to Trump: ‘How dare you?’

In an interview with NBC anchor Brian Williams, Deniro stated “It’s like a big hustle. It’s like being a car salesman,” DeNiro said. “Don’t go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? That’s awful to do. To just go out and speak and say these terrible things? Unless you just wanna get over and get the job. It’s crazy.”

As depicted in the picture, DeNiro was a major factor in Obama's initial campaign, which makes it none too surprising that he would be up in arms about an attack on the legitimacy of the President's birth certificate.   I'm sick of the media thinking that anyone actually cares what these actors have to say about politics.  Their job is to act and make me laugh in movies, not make me facepalm about politics.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blog Overhaul

I made a few changes to spice up the blog a little bit.  The theme is changed to "Political Ninja", with a new custom banner that I made.  The daily posting format will stay the same, so I hope you like the changes, stay tuned!

Chinese Police Detain Illegal Church Members on Easter

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There is a bit of a spin to this one, but then again it is from Fox News.  The reason these church members were detained was not because they were practicing Christianity, but rather they were an unregistered church practicing in a public place.  This wasn't the first time they got detained, either.  They have been doing this with the same result for months prior, every sunday.  It just so happens that it made news on Easter Sunday.

In China, there is freedom of religion (or so they say), but every church has to register to a state-owned organization in order to worship.  For those 60 million Chinese who do not do so and practice anyways, they can get detained and placed on house arrest or worse.

How do you feel about this?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

100 Followers!!!

Just hit 100 followers on my 2nd blog, and I'm very happy to see that people enjoy my blogs.  I want to share this new tool that I found that helps increase traffic to your blogs.

It's called Onlywire.  Sign up is free, and it lets you do 300 submission a month.  You can also elect to do the paid service for more submission allowance and some other features.  I submit daily to twitter, tumblr, digg, reddit, and google bookmarks in a fraction of the time it would take to manually submit to each of these.  If you want to increase blog traffic, I highly suggest this tool.

Click the link on the right side of my blog page to take a look at it.  Good luck bros.

Further Assistance needed for Libyan Rebels





Senator John McCain arrived in Libya on Friday to show support for the rebel forces.  The NATO effort has succeeded in preventing a rebel collapse and bloodbath in Benghazi, but it is clear that we are at a bump in the road.  Experts believe that further support for the Rebels is now necessary to complete our "mission" (whatever the fuck that is) in Libya.

I'm a Marine Corps active duty grunt with a deployment under my belt, I supported going into Afghanistan whole heartedly, and even I was disgusted that we went into Libya.  Why, even in our Nation's worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, can we not stay out of expensive wars with 3rd world dictators?  C'mon America.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Obama Misleads on Oil

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Everyone knows that gas prices are soaring in the United States and around the world.  It affects pretty much everything in America, due to the large amount of oil we consume on a daily basis.  These rising prices have led politicians to consider an alternative to what we are currently doing:  increase the amount of oil we produce on our own soil.

Personally, I'm all for this.  I want to be in a position where we buy nothing from the middle east, so we can let that entire area of the world rot away into the Stone Age like they seem so bent on doing.  But some may not be as approving of this idea as others. 

Cited from the Washington Post:  "The president said this month that "Even if we doubled the amount of oil we produced, we'd still be short by a factor of five." That’s simply incorrect. Doubling our production would trim imports nearly in half. Boosting production by a factor of five is not currently feasible, but if it were, it would make the United States the world’s largest producer."

What do you think?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Juvenile Killers in Jail for Life Seek a Reprieve

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So a 14 year old kid kills his stepbrother in a scuffle, and somehow got sentenced to LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO PAROLE!  What the hell?  There wasn't even a prosecuting party that would get joy in a sentence like that.  He is now 25, spending 11 years in prison for this scuffle with his brother as a preteen.

His mother stated "I don’t feel he’s guilty, but if he was, he’s already done his time. He should be released. Time served."

I see no reason why this sentence was so intense in the first place, when murderers get off with 5 years and the possibility of parole all the time.

What do you think?  Fair sentence?  Should he be allowed parole?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Obama to Be First Head of State to Tour Facebook Headquarters


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Can you believe how big Social Media has grown?  Who would have thought that something like Facebook headquarters was on the list of places to stop by for the President of the United States?  It's that much of a campaign strategy to be seen at Facebook?  Well according to the article cited, Obama has more than 19 million fans on Facebook, and 7.5 million followers on Twitter.  Is this going to be the new Campaign strategy for the presidency?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trump: I'll Release My Tax Returns When Obama Releases His Birth Certificate

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This is a great conversation that I found between George Stephanopoulos and Donald Trump in an interview.  I myself am a Libertarian, so I'd love to see someone like Ron Paul run, but I am really liking Trump.  He's not a politician!  He's not doing the careful and polite routine with the interviewers, he's acting like a normal human being, and he's straightforward!  He's not afraid to tell you what he thinks, for example the article at hand.  He's actually hired investigators to go to Hawaii and determine the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate.  Who does that?  In the past, only interest groups, not someone trying to win an election.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Why do Republicans love Sharia law?

The original article can be found Here


If you didn't catch it, the title is sarcasm.  I know as well as anyone else does that the Republicans don't actually love Sharia Law.  It's quite the opposite.  They seem paranoid about it.  I don't want Sharia Law near me just as much as the next guy...well maybe not as much as my neighbors here in Tennessee, but that's not the point.  I've seen first hand the oldest forms of Sharia Law in existence today...the villages in Afghanistan still practice all the great things like stoning rape victims, etc.  Whatever, let them live in their fucked up little stone age world.

In the article cited, the editor asks several Muslims, including family members, congressional officials, and even an Islamic interest group, whether or not they want Sharia Law here in the United States.  All answers were met with laughter followed by a "no".  Simply put, Sharia Law is for the extremist Muslim groups, and for the conservative Muslims who still live in the Stone Age in places like Afghanistan.  There's not a big enough threat of Sharia Law in the United States to warrant passing legislation against it.  In fact, it just makes us look racist.

What do you think?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Child Hurt, 30 Homes & Business Damaged

Original article can be found Here

Today's article is something pretty personal to me, and isn't very political in nature.  Yesterday two tornadoes ripped through Jacksonville, NC and onto the base housing at Camp Lejeune, which is where I live.  30 homes were destroyed, including the house of my close friend who is currently deployed to Afghanistan.  His wife and infant son happened to be staying the night at a friends house and weren't harmed, but their house was demolished, including all of their possessions.  Thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

How Gas Prices Compare Globally

Article can be found Here

So after watching this video you kinda realize how lucky the United States is on gas prices.  The gas prices that we have are the lowest among the leading nations in the world.  Next time you go to the pump consider yourself lucky that it's only $3.88 instead of over $8 like it is in London.  Or hell go to Turkey and pay over $10 a gallon for your gas.  On the other hand, take a trip down to Chavez's Venezuela and pay only 12 cents a gallon.  Imagine filling up on those prices!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Budget deal: CBO analysis shows initial spending cuts less than expected

The original article can be found Here

Today's article was found from the Washington Post and has to do with the budget that is going to get signed by the President as soon as Friday.  The budget only plans on cutting $38 billion dollars, which is about half as much as the budget that the Republicans came up with.  In fact, analysts found that $13 to $18 billion of this $38 billion only exists on paper and only about $352 million will be cut out of this fiscal year.

Frankly I'm not ecstatic about it, but something needed to be agreed upon, and in a hurry.  Though I would definitely prefer more, maybe something like what the other party had in mind, with nearly $60 billion in cuts, an agreement on SOMETHING is better than a Government shutdown and more gridlock and pointless debates.

What do you think?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures





Article can be found here

The article basically asks the question, why have no top figures been prosecuted in the aftermath of the financial crisis.  They go on to say that the reason no prosecutions have been made is because the market is so fragile and that the taxpayers need to be protected.  Well, I don't know if anyone recalls, but the housing market's dirty dealings WAS APPROVED by the Government!  How are you going to prosecute anyone who had that kind of permission?  It wasn't like nobody saw it coming and this was some kind of elaborate scam by the big boys on Wall Street...it seems like everyone and their brother in Congress knew what was going on and let it ride us into recession, or as this article likes to call it, a "financial crisis" whatever that means.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

World Leaders Debate Libya's Future





Article can be found here

I'm still seriously wondering why after all this talk from Obama in his campaign about reducing the War Efforts, we are now participating in a 3rd front.  Was Afghanistan and Iraq not enough?  Why is the United States the world police?  We are in a ridiculous amount of debt, and the president seems more than willing to reduce defense spending...well Mr. President, how do you propose to reduce defense spending when you keep sending your military into new wars?  I personally agree with Ron Paul's ideas of, well, isolationism.  It seems like a great plan for the time being, at least until we can get back on our feet.  We don't need to be in Iraq anymore, we don't need to be in Afghanistan anymore, and we sure as hell don't need to be in Libya.  Not to mention our bases in Japan and Germany, and pretty much everywhere else in the world that are just a giant money-sink for no real gain except for future war efforts.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Japan Raises Nuclear Alert, Equal to Chernobyl



The Article can be found here

And before anyone criticizes me for citing Fox News, I pick a random news site every day to find a good article.

Anyways, this incident about Japan's Nuclear plant exposing the populous to levels of radiation has been on every news channel since the damn quake.  And it's always the same.  "Radiation leaks in the water supply, ground, air, 500 mile radius, blah blah blah, not harmful to the populous".  Well if it's so harmless then why the hell are you still reporting on it?  Sounds to me like some people in really high places don't want to spread panic and this stuff might be a little more potent than they are letting on.  I mean this article that I linked has Japan declaring their crisis on the same level as the disaster in Chernobyl, yet at the end, you see the familiar line "told reporters there was no direct health damage so far from the crisis."

Maybe there is, maybe there isn't.  But I have a hunch that it's a little more complicated than that.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Government Shutdown

Just a short post to get my blog started, but I'd like to talk about the proposed Government shutdown.  I am an active duty member of the Marine Corps right now, so a Government shutdown means no pay for yours truly.  As a Lance Corporal, I don't make enough to live off of savings, so I am living paycheck to paycheck.  I have a couple hundred bucks to make it between paychecks after my bills are paid.  Even a delay in my pay would set me behind on my bills and begin to ruin my spotless credit that I have worked so hard for.

I'd like to be enlightened on how a Government shutdown even solves the problem.  Yes, it will create a massive amount of revenue toward the federal government to help with the budget, and it will delay (only delay) the approval of a budget.  How does it SOLVE the problems with the budget, though?  All I see is a giant inconvenience to the tax payers because Congress is too immature to come together and create this budget.