Pass Me the Haraam Food, Please!

WARNING ….Please read on!  

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Halal – Read the Fine Print

"The other day I wrote about Costco stocking their meat counters with “Halal” meat."
So yesterday I shopped for groceries at my local Walmart. As usual, I bought a bag of frozen chicken breasts, but this time I checked to make sure the meat was not labeled “Halal”.  Here’s why.

Halal is the Islamic term that basically means the meat is lawful to eat for a devout Muslim. What makes it lawful or acceptable is that the meat has been processed in a very specific way.  Unlike kosher food, where the physical processing of the meat is the focus, for Islam it is the spiritual component that makes the meat lawful.
For lawful (halal) meat in Islam, the animal must be killed while the butcher faces Mecca, and either the butcher cries “Allah Akbar” or a tape plays the words over a loud speaker.

Ann Barnhardt,is a cattle commodities broker, has more about “Halal."

NEVER buy meat that is marked as “Halal”.

I am in the cattle business, and believe me when I tell you that Halal kill plants are CONSTANTLY being cited and shut down by the USDA for horrific, infractions. Most of these plants are in Michigan and upstate New York.

One of the things that halal kill plants are notorious for is putting already-dead animals in the human consumption line. They will go pick up a dead cow off of a farm or ranch and instead of putting it in their rendering tank where the resulting “tankage” is worth pennies on the dollar as pet food or industrial products, they will shackle the dead animal on the normal kill line and process it as human food which is the highest-dollar product.

Since Islam teaches dishonesty (taqiyyah) and no regard for one’s non-Islamic neighbor, this kind of sickening behavior is standard.

Halal plants are also notorious for general citations for filth and uncleanliness. I have toured normal cattle slaughter plants, and guys, you could eat off of the floor. Everything is white and men walk around with water hoses and steam guns constantly keeping everything in a state of spotlessness.

Halal plants are filthy. A lot of Halal meat is also labeled as “organic”.

Again, don’t be fooled into thinking that “halal” means “better”. It isn’t. I would never, ever knowingly eat halal meat purely from a food safety perspective.

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Published in: on October 1, 2011 at 8:15 AM  Leave a Comment  

Global Warming, The Predicted “Ice Age” in the 1970s, and Intelligentsia Prognosticators of Year 1900

These predictions of the 21st century were made in 1900 by the “wisest and most careful” professors.  The moral of the story is that predicting the future is a tricky business and even the “wisest and most careful” minds of the day are going to be wrong much more often than they are correct. 

Today, intellectuals are encouraged by mass media to be ridiculous and controversial in order to break out, get publicity, and make a name for themselves to get money.  I feel that the “intellectuals” who play this game are de facto unwise and reckless, simply by virtue of the fact that they play the game.  I feel that the “wisest and most careful” intellectuals of today are either demonized or ignored.

The inaccuracy of “scientific” prognostication is dangerous because today, the results impact economic, research, and political decisions.

While reading the predictions myself, my primary observation was what the professors’ values led them to focus upon:

  1. In 1900, the focus of the hopes, dreams, and predictions are upon anthropocentric life itself.  Back then they were focused upon human domination – power, consolidation of power, food, shelter, sports, exercise, politeness, etiquette. 

    They were focused upon things that elevate and facilitate work, family, and community living.

  2. By contrast, similar predictions of the 22nd century by today’s intellectuals involve hedonistic hopes and dreams in the spirit of The Tower of Babel –
    1. never getting sick,
    2. never having to work,
    3. technology does everything for you,
    4. no marriage,
    5. loose, open families,
    6. no religion – self is god – pantheism and possibly neo-paganism, tepid nature worship at most,
    7. rejection of anthropocentric dogma and the vilification of man – reduction to animal status (easy to do with a transformation to hedonism)
    8. equality of outcome for all (at the expense of equality of opportunity and merit),
    9. cheap everything,
    10. education topics are on a smorgasbord of choices, “tuned to the individual”, instead of fundamental requisites for competency,
    11. a choice to not confront your born challenges at all (effectively a choice of living in The Matrix and choosing the ‘ideal-you’ without working for it, maintaining it, or earning it)
    12. a consumer and socialists’ utopia (see The Venus Project for the prime example)

Notice how the hopes and dreams of year 1900 professors were balanced in morality and work-facilitating-centric, embracing God-given challenges and incorporating them.  The hopes and dreams of professors today are focused on physical stimulation, hedonism, and self-servitude; breaking down family and communities; they are envy-, sloth-, vanity-, and greed-focused.

Here’s a question for the comments – what did you observe?  Of these predictions, which came to pass and which did not?

I noticed that the year 1900 population prediction would have been exactly on target if it weren’t for abortion and cultural deconstruction of the family dream (300M plus 50M aborted babies plus 100M – 300M if the baby boom had continued and value of family unit remained what it was).  That is a great example of why the intellectuals are so frequently wrong.  They did not predict cultural deconstruction of the family unit and they did not predict abortion.

The best prognosticating I’ve read lately is from our spies.  The DNI report for year 2025.  The reason they are so good is because they use hard information, they are taught to question everything, they are taught to understand fact versus belief versus opinion, and they are taught to not overstate what you don’t know.

“Question with boldness even the very existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.” – Thomas Jefferson

Enjoy.

Predictions of the Year 2000
from The Ladies Home Journal of December 1900

The Ladies Home Journal from December 1900, which contained a fascinating article by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. “What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years”.

Mr. Watkins wrote: “These prophecies will seem strange, almost impossible. Yet, they have come from the most learned and conservative minds in America. To the wisest and most careful men in our greatest institutions of science and learning I have gone, asking each in his turn to forecast for me what, in his opinion, will have been wrought in his own field of investigation before the dawn of 2001 – a century from now. These opinions I have carefully transcribed.”

During the Year 2000, we included Mr. Watkins research in our feature articles. We invite you to comment on these predictions, whether they have been realized in some way or how they can never be accomplished! In any event, we know you’ll enjoy these entries.

Prediction #1: There will probably be from 350,000,000 to 500,000,000 people in America and its possessions by the lapse of another century. Nicaragua will ask for admission to our Union after the completion of the great canal. Mexico will be next. Europe, seeking more territory to the south of us, will cause many of the South and Central American republics to be voted into the Union by their own people.”

Prediction #2: The American will be taller by from one to two inches. His increase of stature will result from better health, due to vast reforms in medicine, sanitation, food and athletics. He will live fifty years instead of thirty-five as at present – for he will reside in the suburbs. The city house will practically be no more. Building in blocks will be illegal. The trip from suburban home to office will require a few minutes only. A penny will pay the fare.

Prediction #3: Gymnastics will begin in the nursery, where toys and games will be designed to strengthen the muscles. Exercise will be compulsory in the schools. Every school, college and community will have a complete gymnasium. All cities will have public gymnasiums. A man or woman unable to walk ten miles at a stretch will be regarded as a weakling.

Prediction #4:  There Will Be No Street Cars in Our Large Cities. All hurry traffic will be below or high above ground when brought within city limits. In most cities it will be confined to broad subways or tunnels, well lighted and well ventilated, or to high trestles with “moving-sidewalk” stairways leading to the top. These underground or overhead streets will teem with capacious automobile passenger coaches and freight with cushioned wheels. Subways or trestles will be reserved for express trains.  Cities, therefore, will be free from all noises.

Prediction #5:  Trains will run two miles a minute, normally; express trains one hundred and fifty miles an hour. To go from New York to San Francisco will take a day and a night by fast express.  There will be cigar-shaped electric locomotives hauling long trains of cars. Cars will, like houses, be artificially cooled. Along the railroads there will be no smoke, no cinders, because coal will neither be carried nor burned. There will be no stops for water. Passengers will travel through hot or dusty country regions with windows down.

Prediction #6:  Automobiles will be cheaper than horses are today. Farmers will own automobile hay-wagons, automobile truck-wagons, plows, harrows and hay-rakes. A one-pound motor in one of these vehicles will do the work of a pair of horses or more. Children will ride in automobile sleighs in winter. Automobiles will have been substituted for every horse vehicle now known. There will be, as already exist today, automobile hearses, automobile police patrols, automobile ambulances, automobile street sweepers. The horse in harness will be as scarce, if, indeed, not even scarcer, then as the yoked ox is today.

Prediction #7:  There will be air-ships, but they will not successfully compete with surface cars and water vessels for passenger or freight traffic. They will be maintained as deadly war-vessels by all military nations. Some will transport men and goods. Others will be used by scientists making observations at great heights above the earth.

Prediction #8:  Aerial War-Ships and Forts on Wheels. Giant guns will shoot twenty-five miles or more, and will hurl anywhere within such a radius shells exploding and destroying whole cities. Such guns will be armed by aid of compasses when used on land or sea, and telescopes when directed from great heights. Fleets of air-ships, hiding themselves with dense, smoky mists, thrown off by themselves as they move, will float over cities, fortifications, camps or fleets. They will surprise foes below by hurling upon them deadly thunderbolts. These aerial war-ships will necessitate bomb-proof forts, protected by great steel plates over their tops as well as at their sides. Huge forts on wheels will dash across open spaces at the speed of express trains of to-day. They will make what are now known as cavalry charges. Great automobile plows will dig deep entrenchments as fast as soldiers can occupy them. Rifles will use silent cartridges. Submarine boats submerged for days will be capable of wiping a whole navy off the face of the deep. Balloons and flying machines will carry telescopes of one-hundred-mile vision with camera attachments, photographing an enemy within that radius. These photographs as distinct and large as if taken from across the street, will be lowered to the commanding officer in charge of troops below.

Prediction #9:  Photographs will be telegraphed from any distance. If there be a battle in China a hundred years hence snapshots of its most striking events will be published in the newspapers an hour later. Even to-day photographs are being telegraphed over short distances.  Photographs will reproduce all of Nature’s colors.

Prediction #10:  Man will See Around the World. Persons and things of all kinds will be brought within focus of cameras connected electrically with screens at opposite ends of circuits, thousands of miles at a span. American audiences in their theatres will view upon huge curtains before them the coronations of kings in Europe or the progress of battles in the Orient. The instrument bringing these distant scenes to the very doors of people will be connected with a giant telephone apparatus transmitting each incidental sound in its appropriate place. Thus the guns of a distant battle will be heard to boom when seen to blaze, and thus the lips of a remote actor or singer will be heard to utter words or music when seen to move.

Prediction #11: No Mosquitoes nor Flies.  Insect screens will be unnecessary.  Mosquitoes, house-flies and roaches will have been practically exterminated.  Boards of health will have destroyed all mosquito haunts and breeding-grounds, drained all stagnant pools, filled in all swamp-lands, and chemically treated all still-water streams.  The extermination of the horse and its stable will reduce the house-fly.

Prediction #12:  Peas as Large as Beets.  Peas and beans will be as large as beets are to-day.  Sugar cane will produce twice as much sugar as the sugar beet now does.  Cane will once more be the chief source of our sugar supply.  The milkweed will have been developed into a rubber plant.  Cheap native rubber will be harvested by machinery all over this country.  Plants will be made proof against disease microbes just as readily as man is to-day against smallpox.  The soil will be kept enriched by plants which take their nutrition from the air and give fertility to the earth.

Prediction #13:  Strawberries as Large as Apples will be eaten by our great-great-grandchildren for their Christmas dinners a hundred years hence.  Raspberries and blackberries will be as large.  One will suffice for the fruit course of each person.  Strawberries and cranberries will be grown upon tall bushes.  Cranberries, gooseberries and currants will be as large as oranges.  One cantaloupe will supply an entire family.  Melons, cherries, grapes, plums, apples, pears, peaches and all berries will be seedless.  Figs will be cultivated over the entire United States.

Prediction #14:  Black, Blue and Green Roses.  Roses will be as large as cabbage heads.  Violets will grow to the size of orchids.  A pansy will be as large in diameter as a sunflower.  A century ago the pansy measured but half an inch across its face.  There will be black, blue and green roses.  It will be possible to grow any flower in any color and to transfer the perfume of a scented flower to another which is odorless.  Then may the pansy be given the perfume of the violet.

Prediction #15:  No Foods will be Exposed.  Storekeepers who expose food to air breathed out by patrons or to the atmosphere of the busy streets will be arrested with those who sell stale or adulterated produce.  Liquid-air refrigerators will keep great quantities of food fresh for long intervals.

Prediction #16: There will be No C, X or Q in our every-day alphabet. They will be abandoned because unnecessary. Spelling by sound will have been adopted, first by the newspapers. English will be a language of condensed words expressing condensed ideas, and will be more extensively spoken than any other. Russian will rank second.

Prediction #17: How Children will be Taught. A university education will be free to every man and woman. Several great national universities will have been established. Children will study a simple English grammar adapted to simplified English, and not copied after the Latin. Time will be saved by grouping like studies. Poor students will be given free board, free clothing and free books if ambitious and actually unable to meet their school and college expenses. Medical inspectors regularly visiting the public schools will furnish poor children free eyeglasses, free dentistry and free medical attention of every kind. The very poor will, when necessary, get free rides to and from school and free lunches between sessions. In vacation time poor children will be taken on trips to various parts of the world. Etiquette and housekeeping will be important studies in the public schools.

Prediction #18: Telephones Around the World. Wireless telephone and telegraph circuits will span the world. A husband in the middle of the Atlantic will be able to converse with his wife sitting in her boudoir in Chicago. We will be able to telephone to China quite as readily as we now talk from New York to Brooklyn. By an automatic signal they will connect with any circuit in their locality without the intervention of a “hello girl”.

Prediction #19:  Grand Opera will be telephoned to private homes, and will sound as harmonious as though enjoyed from a theatre box. Automatic instruments reproducing original airs exactly will bring the best music to the families of the untalented. Great musicians gathered in one enclosure in New York will, by manipulating electric keys, produce at the same time music from instruments arranged in theatres or halls in San Francisco or New Orleans, for instance. Thus will great bands and orchestras give long-distance concerts. In great cities there will be public opera-houses whose singers and musicians are paid from funds endowed by philanthropists and by the government. The piano will be capable of changing its tone from cheerful to sad. Many devises will add to the emotional effect of music.

Prediction #20: Coal will not be used for heating or cooking. It will be scarce, but not entirely exhausted. The earth’s hard coal will last until the year 2050 or 2100; its soft-coal mines until 2200 or 2300. Meanwhile both kinds of coal will have become more and more expensive. Man will have found electricity manufactured by waterpower to be much cheaper. Every river or creek with any suitable fall will be equipped with water-motors, turning dynamos, making electricity. Along the seacoast will be numerous reservoirs continually filled by waves and tides washing in. Out of these the water will be constantly falling over revolving wheels. All of our restless waters, fresh and salt, will thus be harnessed to do the work which Niagara is doing today: making electricity for heat, light and fuel.

Prediction #21: Hot and Cold Air from Spigots. Hot or cold air will be turned on from spigots to regulate the temperature of a house as we now turn on hot or cold water from spigots to regulate the temperature of the bath. Central plants will supply this cool air and heat to city houses in the same way as now our gas or electricity is furnished. Rising early to build the furnace fire will be a task of the olden times. Homes will have no chimneys, because no smoke will be created within their walls.

Prediction #22: Store Purchases by Tube. Pneumatic tubes, instead of store wagons, will deliver packages and bundles. These tubes will collect, deliver and transport mail over certain distances, perhaps for hundreds of miles. They will at first connect with the private houses of the wealthy; then with all homes. Great business establishments will extend them to stations, similar to our branch post-offices of today, whence fast automobile vehicles will distribute purchases from house to house.

Prediction #23: Ready-cooked meals will be bought from establishments similar to our bakeries of today. They will purchase materials in tremendous wholesale quantities and sell the cooked foods at a price much lower than the cost of individual cooking. Food will be served hot or cold to private houses in pneumatic tubes or automobile wagons. The meal being over, the dishes used will be packed and returned to the cooking establishments where they will be washed. Such wholesale cookery will be done in electric laboratories rather than in kitchens. These laboratories will be equipped with electric stoves, and all sorts of electric devices, such as coffee-grinders, egg-beaters, stirrers, shakers, parers, meat-choppers, meat-saws, potato-mashers, lemon-squeezers, dish-washers, dish-dryers and the like. All such utensils will be washed in chemicals fatal to disease microbes. Having one’s own cook and purchasing one’s own food will be an extravagance.

Prediction #24: Vegetables Grown by Electricity. Winter will be turned into summer and night into day by the farmer. In cold weather he will place heat-conducting electric wires under the soil of his garden and thus warm his growing plants. He will also grow large gardens under glass. At night his vegetables will be bathed in powerful electric light, serving, like sunlight, to hasten their growth. Electric currents applied to the soil will make valuable plants grow larger and faster, and will kill troublesome weeds. Rays of colored light will hasten the growth of many plants. Electricity applied to garden seeds will make them sprout and develop unusually early.

Prediction #25: Oranges will grow in Philadelphia. Fast-flying refrigerators on land and sea will bring delicious fruits from the tropics and southern temperate zone within a few days. The farmers of South America, South Africa, Australia and the South Sea Islands, whose seasons are directly opposite to ours, will thus supply us in winter with fresh summer foods, which cannot be grown here. Scientist will have discovered how to raise here many fruits now confined to much hotter or colder climates. Delicious oranges will be grown in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Cantaloupes and other summer fruits will be of such a hardy nature that they can be stored through the winter as potatoes are now.

Prediction #26: Strawberries as large as apples will be eaten by our great great grandchildren for their Christmas dinners a hundred years hence. Raspberries and blackberries will be as large. One will suffice for the fruit course of each person. Strawberries and cranberries will be grown upon tall bushes. Cranberries, gooseberries and currants will be as large as oranges. One cantaloupe will supply an entire family. Melons, cherries, grapes, plums, apples, pears, peaches and all berries will be seedless. Figs will be cultivated over the entire United States.

Prediction #27: Few drugs will be swallowed or taken into the stomach unless needed for the direct treatment of that organ itself. Drugs needed by the lungs, for instance, will be applied directly to those organs through the skin and flesh. They will be carried with the electric current applied without pain to the outside skin of the body. Microscopes will lay bare the vital organs, through the living flesh, of men and animals. The living body will to all medical purposes be transparent. Not only will it be possible for a physician to actually see a living, throbbing heart inside the chest, but he will be able to magnify and photograph any part of it. This work will be done with rays of invisible light.

Prediction #28: There will be no wild animals except in menageries. Rats and mice will have been exterminated. The horse will have become practically extinct. A few of high breed will be kept by the rich for racing, hunting and exercise. The automobile will have driven out the horse. Cattle and sheep will have no horns. They will be unable to run faster than the fattened hog of today. A century ago the wild hog could outrun a horse. Food animals will be bred to expend practically all of their life energy in producing meat, milk, wool and other by-products. Horns, bones, muscles and lungs will have been neglected.

Prediction #29: To England in Two Days. Fast electric ships, crossing the ocean at more than a mile a minute, will go from New York to Liverpool in two days. The bodies of these ships will be built above the waves. They will be supported upon runners, somewhat like those of the sleigh. These runners will be very buoyant. Upon their under sides will be apertures expelling jets of air. In this way a film of air will be kept between them and the water’s surface. This film, together with the small surface of the runners, will reduce friction against the waves to the smallest possible degree. Propellers turned by electricity will screw themselves through both the water beneath and the air above. Ships with cabins artificially cooled will be entirely fireproof. In storm they will dive below the water and there await fair weather.

Published in: on January 25, 2011 at 8:49 PM  Leave a Comment  

Jared Loughner Revealed–What Most Journalists Cannot Comprehend

Misinformation is flying.  Most of the media has done a terrible job on this story, inspired by political goals to use the tragedy as a tool.  We have reconvened to dispel myths and bring understanding.  We have reviewed over 100 articles in depth.  We may issue an enormous piece.  This is a summary of our work.

Expect a freeze on information until trial.  Legal teams have kicked in.

1) Is Loughner crazy?  Will he get off on an insanity argument?

No. The speculation about Loughner being schizo is put forth by Democrats who oppose the death penalty, jumping the gun, and servicing their wishful thinking.  Psych experts have said that his fantasies are consistent and reasoned in his own mind.  There is hard evidence of careful premeditation. 

There are thousands of disorders in the DSM.  Only a fraction of them involve not being able to control yourself and not knowing right from wrong.  Loughner knew right from wrong and was able to control himself.  We believe he has Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD). That is not grounds for “insanity”.  Whether his manifestation of ASPD is psychopathy or sociopathy is irrelevant.

That said, you can rest assured that anti-death penalty Democrat activists and Loughner’s legal team are in full swing and fabricating plots to make him look as believably insane as possible.

2) Was Loughner inspired by right-wing “rhetoric” from Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, and O’Reilly as hordes of Democrat elected officials and media personalities have alleged?

Absolutely not.  First of all, Loughner was not right-wing (we’ll get to that later).  Second of all, numerous friends testified that he hated the news and never listened to talk radio or news programs.

Democrats have used this tragedy (and a gross mischaracterization of Loughner) to push for new EU-styled limitations on free speech and thought control laws.  They have also used the tragedy to push for new gun control laws. 

This is the motivation behind mischaracterization of Loughner while simultaneously mischaracterizing right-wing presentations as any different than left-wing presentation that use martial rhetoric (including “infractions” from Obama himself).

3) So what IS Loughner’s ideology?

Atheist & self-described Nihilist.  He hated religion.  He was obsessed with lucid dreaming.

His favorite band is a far-leftist punk rock band called anti flag.  They are against nationalism (thus the name) and support a communist platform similar to the Tarnac 9 (The Coming Insurrection).  They think you get anarchy in the short term, leading to worldwide communism.

He hated George Bush and believed in the 911 Truther conspiracy (that George Bush attacked the USA on 911 and there were no terrorists).

He admired big government and totalitarianism – amongst his favorite books were Mein Kampf (Hitler, National Socialism), and the Communist Manifesto (Stalin, worldwide socialism).  But his obsession was with Zeitgeist and The Venus Project.  This is also authoritarian and leftist on the political spectrum.  It is technocratic communitarianism (franchise-based communism with scientists and engineers as the totalitarian rulers).  You don’t get much more left-wing than technocracy.  You don’t get much more authoritarian than communitarianism.

Glenn Beck, The Tea Party, and Sarah Palin are stark opposites to this ideology.  In mainstream politics, the progressive Democrats are closest to this ideology.  This would explain why he attended the Democrat events – even if he thought they were buffoons, it is the closest to what he believes.  It also explains his ire for a Blue Dog Democrat like Giffords.

Authoritarians eat their own.  This is a y-axis political spectrum thing, not a left-right thing.  Sarah Palin, Beck, and the Tea Party are on the stark opposite side of the y-axis, believing in small government.  The big mistake is misinterpreting a hatred of government by a committed left winger (technocrat) to mean that it agrees with all those who are critical of the current government trend.

Ironically, if Loughner was schooled by right-wingers, he might have known more about tradition and history to understand the deceptions of Zeitgeist, and thus not be inspired by it.  No doubt, his ASPD would have manifested through some other fantasy, but it may not have been so encompassing.

Loughner likes big government.  He does not like the one that currently exists.  Libertarians and modern Republicans generally favor smaller government.  They would not want to replace one large government apparatus with another.  Jared Loughner does.

Authoritarians eat their own.

4) What about the parents?

Something strange in this family.  His parents were described as “very religious” by one friend.  Yet their son is Atheist.  One friend described his mother as Jewish (Tierney).  The local rabbi denied this.  The father has “worked from home” for years.  The mother is a state parks employee.  They had money to frequently pay for the best restaurant in town that Bill Clinton ate at though.  Neighbors said that every time the Loughners were seen at the grocery store, they had a 30 pack of beer.  The father was mean to many neighbors.  They would ignore you if you said hi to them.  They were reclusive.  Friends said that they didn’t even seem like a family – no love in the house.  Jared said he loved his dog more than his parents.

5) Does Jared have an Obama connection?

Only remotely.  His high school is part of a special cabal of communist school operations based in Chicago and headed by Bill Ayers (head of the communist Weather Underground, and friend of Obama’s, launched his campaign, did much business with him).  Bill Ayers started a “small schools movement” organization which Obama sat as the “effective” President of.  This organization is actually the only thing Obama ever administrated prior to his Presidency.  The goal of the organization was the basic items in the small schools movement plus promoting veiled communist tenets. 

The idea behind the small schools movement was that if you had national standards, then teachers could not indoctrinate as they chose.  Further, if children had a diversity of teachers, then the inherent dissonance from opposing indoctrination styles would also inspire critical thinking and independence.  The goal was to get a network of teachers who adopted socialist ideologies to have the students for as many years as possible in the same hands. 

They would get national standards off their backs, so that they could determine their own curriculum as much as possible, and teach the children what they saw fit – inherently this would make them dependents, as the things being taught would be divorced from industrial needs, creating generations of dissidents and dependents on the state.

Other than Jared Loughner’s Bill Ayers subsidized high school having marginal success at producing left-leaning graduates, Obama is not connected.

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More to come in the next few weeks.

Rockefeller Lectures YOU on Over-Consumption?

In the first 30 seconds, I said “gee, how soon before Agenda 21 is mentioned?”

Of course, he followed up in the end with Rio and Sustainable Development, not disappointing me.

There is a common thread with these egomaniacal men and women of power – regardless of any claims to the contrary, they do not serve mankind, and they do not serve God, however deluded they may be to feel otherwise.

They fashion themselves as gods, and they believe that a handful of elite persons can possess wisdom that exceeds that of the collective knowledge and wisdom of all humanity, operating in free markets, at a local level, where every individual involved in transactions has a real and personal stake in the outcome. 

So many PhDs and idea-dealers are guilty of the same tragic foolishness.

If the government did not shuttle around money and redistribute tax burdens and provision welfare – that is – if more than 50% of the population was actually paying taxes, there would not be overconsumption. 

If everyone was living within their means and not on credit, if everyone was not living on redistribution from their neighbors’ tax seizures, and if everyone was not living on Communist slave labor, then citizens would not be over-consuming, because the West would still have manufacturing and we would be making our own things, and we would have more blue collar jobs. 

There would be less people working part-time for life.  There would be less people on welfare, because they would have to work for a living.  And busy hands are not consuming hands, they are producing hands. 

The ungodly compression of the middle class has created a maximum of consumption, and it is entirely the fault of liberal elites who have sought this panacea of redistribution and progressive taxation (amongst other political tricks) for ideological purposes.

Just as the blundering “brilliant” PhDs did not anticipate these side effects of their socialism, so Rockefeller, Soros, Obama, Sunstein, Holdren, Clinton, Strong, and the rest do not comprehend the side effects of the experimentation they now have underway.

But the sweetest irony is not the fact that they never learn from their mistakes, let alone admit to culpability in the slightest – it is that a Rockefeller, a Bill Gates, a George Soros, an Al Gore, an Obama, a Nancy Pelosi, a Maurice Strong, have the nerve to tell anyone else about “over-consumption”.  I’m pretty sure that a small country could survive on what David Rockefeller consumes in one month.

Do these liberal socialist elites not possess mirrors?  Or are they truly that delusional?  In my 63 years, I haven’t seen such hypocrisy.

I imagine the feelings evoked are similar to what feudal peasants must have felt when a government-controlled high priest lectured them about humility and poverty during the middle ages.

Rockefeller tells you about how tragic it is that you’re living longer and that more people are surviving infant mortality

Message to the socialist New World Order psychopaths: if the natural world has constraints that we are headed towards, it will take care of itself, and people will adapt to their changing environment, however culled by nature.  We do not need you to make our lives miserable and create a string of new foolish unintended consequences in the process. 

Now if you would like to help every person live within their means and undo the redistribution that has contributed to overconsumption, let’s talk about it.

Published in: on November 4, 2010 at 12:31 AM  Leave a Comment  

Terror Plot–Not Big Enough–What is the Real Target?

This summer’s plot on UK, France, and Germany definitely was the big one that had senior Al Qaeda fingerprints all over.  We can thank Bush’s war apparatus for interdicting that one and saving thousands of lives.  And yes, we can also thank Obama for coming to his senses after his opposite campaigning positions on the war, and staying the course that Bush set in motion.

So what of this new bombing plot using parcel services?

Don’t get so excited.  A few packages isn’t anything.  The real danger would be dozens of them sent to strategic locations.  Operationally it would make sense as a proving ground for a larger plot in the coming years involving dirty bombs or tactical nukes (assuming that Obama continues to fail miserably with Iran and continue to undo the minor progress that Bolton had achieved).

Imagine a tactical nuke, fueled by Iranian nuclear warheads, the size of a small refrigerator, with a yield that is 10% – 30% that of Hiroshima.  Now imagine a dozen of them, exploding in airplanes at the optimal altitude.  In this way, Radical Islam can feasibly achieve the equivalent of almost 4 Hiroshima events over US soil in the coming years.  The economic damage is the goal, although they will celebrate the hell-on-earth human life toll as well.

All they need is for Iran to get that bomb and feed the materials through Hezbollah, Al Shabab, Hamas, the Taliban, or directly to the Mujahidin.  China has already been supplying Iran with our smart missile technology (thanks again Bill Clinton, 1996), so the tactical Nuke is not infeasible coming from them.

Although in the near term, my money is on more commando-styled and sniper attacks, and blowing up infrastructure.  Dirty and chemical bombs, secondarily.

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Waterboarding? How About a Kangaroo Court Murdering Teenage Girls.

We got one for the leftists who exerted the full force of their (pseudo)intellect on the outrageous USA waterboarding of 3 mass-murdering masterminds to save millions of lives.

Warning, after reading this, you’ll want to make it national news, and dedicate your lives in the name of the murdered young girls, just like you did on behalf of the mass-murdering terrorists.

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Published in: on October 28, 2010 at 4:39 PM  Leave a Comment  

Does Jesus Tell Christians to be Doormats?

Many socialists are ripe for the exploitation of weak-taught Christians who don’t understand the bible-in-toto themselves.  Jesus did not teach Christians to be doormats.  Such conclusions can only be made by those who wield bible-by-verse (including opportunistic non-Christians, looking to exploit Christians into accepting their own secular worldviews).

Please understand that this article is borrowed heavily from a source on www.Catholic.com which I never possessed.  The secondary source from which I draw is another author – a friend.  It is his email correspondence.

In a situation in which a non-Christian was misrepresenting Christianity, if I were to become a doormat, I would choose to do nothing and “turn the other cheek” (a bible-by-verse interpretation).

I would listen to all of the insults and errors, and offer no response back – allowing the errors and injustice to pervade. 

That is an unchristian response.  We should execute our followings of Christ in the holistic sense of His intent in toto.  An old priest was absolutely correct about this, when he gave me the analogy of the doormat at the age of 11. 

A Christian thinker – Republican – classical liberal – Conservative mastermind, Edmund Burke speaks to this: "Toleration becomes a crime when it is applied to evil."

I do believe that when I experience injustice and error which does damage to truth, reason, and Christ-like ways and The Word, it is my duty to confront it. 

Can you say that Jesus never made confrontation?  A doormat, in my mind, never confronts.  It just gets stepped upon – no matter how vulgar its user.  When Jesus “turned the other cheek” it was because He understood what must be done to bear the cross He was provisioned – to meet His perfect fate.

Ah, there’s the rub, so let’s not be doormats, and look at what bible-in-toto says.  How do we confront issues which call for legitimate redress?

Point 1: HOW WE CONFRONT. 

So HOW we address issues matters a lot, even when we have truth on our side. As apologists we frequently cite St. Peter’s admonition to "always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you" (1 Pet. 3:15).

Peter goes on to advise us to do so "with gentleness and reverence." If we run roughshod over these and other qualifications, we may be "successful" in achieving short-term objectives (though that hasn’t been the usual experience), but we’re not being "faithful." Rather, acting out of understandable pain, frustration, or anger, we likely have given into "the violence that under the illusion of fighting evil only makes it worse" (Centessimus Annus 25).

What else about not being a doormat? 

Well, we must BE RELENTLESSLY CONSTRUCTIVE (Point 2) 

"In the business world there’s a maxim that may help us take the right approach in this matter. Successful managers are able to "catch their employees doing something right" and in the process provide positive reinforcement for good behavior. As Christians, we too should emphasize the positive as we strive to "overcome evil with good" (Rom. 12:21).

In our attitude, we should strive to be relentlessly constructive, thereby avoiding the extremes of naïve optimism and unrelenting criticism. A critical spirit produces pessimism and bitterness that can be spiritually devastating—even scandalous when communicated to others. If we’re bitter we’re certainly not going to attract people to the faith. There is no patron saint of bitterness; rather, the saints attracted people to Christ through their holiness and joy notwithstanding the crosses.

This is all about living the virtue of hope and remaining focused on the prize, Christ himself. This hope impels us to be resourceful for the kingdom of God, trusting that the Lord looks favorably on our fidelity.

In [author’s] experience as a litigation attorney, the vast majority of cases settled without ever going to trial. The parties were generally much better off trying to resolve their differences in good faith rather than insisting on their pound of flesh.  How much more must that be the case with Christians (cf. Matt. 5:23–26). This can be a real challenge in troubled parishes or dioceses but, in the words of Paul, we can’t grow tired of doing the right thing (2 Thess. 3:13)."

What else about not being a doormat?  Well, recognize THERE IS GOOD AND BAD ANGER (note, neutral anger vs. vengeance).  (Point 3)

"All human beings have passions, feelings, and emotions. In this regard anger is unique and tricky because it is both a capital sin (hence gravely evil) and also a passion (morally neutral, or even amoral). Anger is rightly directed toward perceived evils, and the better formed we are the more the passion of anger inside us will be calibrated rightly.

For example, a saint would be angered by sin; one with less virtue might be angered by having to wait an extra minute in a shopping line. But the intellect and will must call the shots, not the anger—otherwise, we will move from passion to sin. That’s why it’s so important to cool off (if necessary and if circumstances allow) before responding to a perceived evil or injustice.

The passion of anger can and must be put to good use. We have a duty to resist evil, and so the lack of passion is a defect insofar as it would lead us to be indifferent toward sin.

How we deal with our anger matters greatly. Any evil that comes our way must be opposed righteously—always with the goal of fostering the salvation of souls and never to get in a kick to the shins. The crosses, abuses, and frustrations that provoke us to anger are the very stuff of our salvation. That doesn’t mean we simply sit back as passive observers, but when we seek legitimate redress we must unite ourselves more completely to Christ and gratefully welcome these opportunities to grow in grace and virtue through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Perhaps the last word should go to St. Catherine of Siena, who said to those who are scandalized and rebel against what happens to them: "Everything comes from love; all is ordained for the salvation of man; God does nothing without this goal in mind" (Dialogue on Providence, IV.138)."

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Good News for Christian Haters – PCUSA Under Fire

Massive dissent amongst Presbyterian leadership regarding VERY specific politics that no Christian Clergy should ever have the gall to use their pulpit for.

Churches that are guided by refined theological premises understand this: specific political mingling of church teaching is a dangerous gray area.  It cannot always be avoided, and there is some intersection, but we must always tread lightly.

Take a lesson from the Catholic Church.  Want one of the most painful and faithful acts in recent history regarding this gray area? 

Take a look at hateful and evil Democrats who pretend that they care about civil rights, the downtrodden, and charity – Democrats that include Obama. 

The Catholic Church is operating thousands of orphanages and hospitals that actually help people for next to no money.  They operate at break-even financing or even operate at massive losses at times, subsisting only on the generosity of the Christian faithful through donations.  Christian charity at its best. 

These are people who actually live and act out the benevolence that agnostic and atheist Democrats pretend to have; but these non-Christian phonies know nothing more than running their mouths.  Democrat “charity” goes something like this: vote “charity” into law so that no one has a choice but to fund the things that your buddies like.  Their idea of “charity” is the kind that is not given of your own free will and volition.  They rob humankind of that free will, and thus kill charity altogether, replacing it with a cold and unfeeling piece of paper, shuffled around their endless bureaucracy, in a Communist-light style.

Show me all of the great Atheist orphanages and great Atheist charitable hospitals.  Show me all of the great Atheist volunteer work and food drives. *crickets*

Since Obama has taken office and the Democrats have seized the legislature on January 4, 2007, they have launched massive evil attacks on the Catholic Church.  With utter disregard for the propaganda the Democrat party puts forth about compassion – they have enacted legislation that forces Catholic hospitals to perform abortions, and forces Catholic orphanages to give children to homosexual “married” people. 

Both demands from the evil Democrat Caesar violate our First Amendment rights – even while they make exceptions for Muslims in similar cases.  Yet they choose to force Christians to betray their God or else allow charity to suffer.

These particular Democrats (which is currently the majority, seeing as this legislation persists) do not care about people.  They care about power.  They will send the sick to a death sentence, they will send a child to oblivion just to force the Catholic Church’s benevolence out of their lands. 

This is pure evil under the ruse of civil rights.  A statesperson who cared about people, and truly believed the propaganda of the Democrat party, would seek to establish systems where both charities could thrive in unison – with exceptions that protect first amendment rights.  They would establish their own sibling organizations to provide analogous services and support – respecting their Christian countrymen, and putting their lazy hands into actual action to enact the things that are important to them. 

But again, these Democrats are not interested in charity or helping people.  They are interested in expelling Christian charity and hoping to seize the power gap that they themselves create – forcing the control into the state and commune, their god.

If gray has ever been gray in a matter of Church policy and political mixing…I can’t think of a better recent case.  Of course the Catholic Church must “render unto Caesar”.  So the Democrats will send people to the death, shut down the charitable hospitals, and abandon children, all for their corrupt worldviews, all for their hatred and persecution of Christians – with their own brand of fervent and fanatical worldviews that cloud the rationality of their own minds.

I beseech the Presbyterian leadership:  brothers and sisters, please render unto Caesar in this case that you have pondered.  Your actions to date only help the enemies of Christ.  As Christians, let us stand together and disallow a clergyperson of any Church to look more like a politician than a person of God.  That corruption belongs to Obama’s false “christian” church of “liberation theology” under the false teacher, Reverend Wright.  You do not want to go down that path.  Remember what Jesus has said about false teachers.  Remember, “render unto Caesar”.

Jesus was not a soldier.  International relations and warfare are a matter for the state.  Even when following the Just War Doctrine, extreme caution is to be applied.  Please, PCUSA, rescind your prideful declarations – they are based in the cardinal sin from which all others are derived.  Make yourselves clergy and shepherds of the faithful, not politicians.  Make yourselves humble servants with great faith, who trust these larger movements of Caesar to the hand of God, not to the hands at your side.

Full disclosure – I am not Presbyterian, but I share your Christianity.  If you are Presbyterian and you find credence in this message, take it to your leaders, in whatever refined version you believe to be true.  God be with you.  If I am incorrect, let my words be disproven so that the truth may prevail.

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Published in: on February 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM  Leave a Comment