Tuesday, December 29, 2015

US Intelligence Report Warns of Russian Navel Buildup

Don't let the collapse of the USSR years ago fool you. Russia never lost any equipment plus there has been a huge surge to beef up the Russian Military for offensive attacks.

Under Putin, large amounts of funding has been put into the navy to upgrade old weapons systems. Russia is also selling upgraded weapons systems to foreign countries.

A new report by the Office of Naval Intelligence found disturbing news.

Quotes from the report
"In the next 10–15 years, the Russian Navy will continue its historic transition to a new 21st-century navy. A modest number of new class ships and submarines will enter the Navy by the turn of the decade. Continuing series construction and the start of several more sophisticated and complex new classes are projected for the next decade. The new construction will be accompanied by the maintenance and extension in service of the most capable Soviet legacy units. The new submarine and ship classes will incorporate the latest advances in militarily significant areas such as: weapons; sensors; command, control and communication capabilities; signature reduction; electronic countermeasures; and automation and habitability. More technologically advanced total ship systems requiring smaller crews will be complemented with personnel better trained and educated to exploit the full potential of their combat systems"
"It will also provide a flexible platform for Russia to demonstrate offensive capability, threaten neighbors, project power regionally, and advance President Putin’s stated goal of returning Russia to clear great power status.”
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Russian nuclear-powered cruiser Pyotr Veliky - REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Monday, December 28, 2015

Bakers Pay Fine for No Gay Cake

Just when you think it could not get any crazier, the Oregon bakers who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding now have paid over $140,000 in fines for emotional suffering caused by the bakery which refused to make a wedding cake for Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer more than two years ago. The bakers said they refused to make the cake because of their religious beliefs.

Not only did they have to pay the fines but were also slapped with a gag order that prohibited them from speaking publicly about their refusal to participate in or bake wedding cakes for same-sex marriage. Sounds like double standards as Aaron and Melissa Klein cannot speak about how they feel PUBLICALLY!

Emotionally Suffering - Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer

Assault Rifle Ban Bill Before the House

Now another "assault" on american freedoms is starting to take shape. A bill has been introduced to ban certain assault rifles. It directly targets every semi-automatic firearm in the United States including handguns, shotguns and rifles. Some common known rifles to be banned and it's variants are the AK47 and AR15.

Any clip over 10 rounds would be deemed illegal

Supreme Court to Decide on BB Guns

As if it was not already stupid enough to sentence David Lee Haywood to prison for the carry of a BB gun in 2005, now the Supreme Court of Minnesota is hearing the appeal of the 2005 case, which sentenced David to prison for 5 years, because the Court of Appeals upheld the conviction in September of 2015. Why would there even need to be an appeal. BB guns are not a firearm! But the case is getting national attention because Minnesota seems thinks a BB gun is a firearm.

From Foxnews:
The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a convicted felon sentenced to five years in prison for possessing a BB gun. David Lee Haywood was charged in Ramsey County in 2013 with possession of a firearm by an ineligible person. He was convicted after the judge told the jury a BB gun counts as a firearm.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in September, saying appellate courts have consistently included BB guns in the definition of firearms. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Supreme Court will now consider the issue.
Court papers say Haywood, 37, was caught with a BB gun that looks like a Walther P99 pistol. Haywood was deemed ineligible to possess a firearm because of a 2005 drug conviction.
Haywood argued in his appeal that a BB gun shouldn’t be considered a firearm under the ineligible-person law because the statute does not define the term. He cited dictionary entries that define a firearm as a weapon that uses gunpowder or an explosive charge to fire a shot. In a Sept. 28 opinion, the court stated, "Minnesota's appellate courts have consistently interpreted the term 'firearm' as used within certain sections of chapter 609 (the Criminal Code) to include BB guns."

David Lee Haywood

Saturday, December 26, 2015

China Buying Russian Bison Hovercraft

While the USA continues to downsize military forces, China continues to build capabilities to invade other countries. Adding to China's latest capabilities of sea warfare is the Russian Zubr Class (the Bison).

These troop and equipment carriers are not only for ocean movement but carry their loads well into the land, even able to maneuver over 4 foot walls.

From Popular Mechanics
China has received its second Zubr ("Bison") class hovercraft from Russia. Fast, armed and capable of carrying an invasion force, thesed hovercraft give China the ability to land troops on nearby islands and islets, including those in the East China Sea, South China Sea, and even Taiwan.
The Soviet Union developed the Zubr class of hovercraft in the late 1970s as a way of quickly landing troops over relatively short distances. Zubrs have a range of 300 miles and top speeds of up to 55 knots. Each one can carry three tanks, 12 armored fighting vehicles, and up to 500 marine infantry.
And they don't stop at the beach: As hovercraft, Zubrs can cross a beachhead and carry their cargo well inland. On land, a Zubr can cross a five-degree gradient and traverse up to a four-foot vertical wall. Here's a Russian Zubr involved in an amphibious exercise, disgorging Russian marines and BTR-82 infantry fighting vehicles on the beachhead.
Zubr Class

Friday, December 25, 2015

UK Report: Muslim Brotherhood Violent

A scathing report on the Muslim Brotherhood was issued by the UK. The report accuses the MB of being sympathetic to terrorist activities and a huge risk to the national security of Britain.

The review of the MB was ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron in April 2014. Whil the report is classified, the main findings of the report are published to the public.

The report found that most of the brotherhood was "comprised (of) exiles and overseas students.". In light of recent events here. this should serve as a warning to what will come of the muslim exiles and students that embed in the US. The report found the muslims begin to organize and establish over 50 years ago in the UK.

The report found that the MB continually supports Hamas activities. Their website even encourages people to rebel against Westerners and to take bullets in their chests

While the US President still sits in denial over the Muslim Brotherhood ( or a secret sympathizer) it seems the UK is waking up to the danger of not only the MB, but the dangers of Islam that has already embedded the UK


Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Seattle Gun Violence Tax Upheld

A judge upheld Seattle's a "gun violence" tax Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the NRA and other gun rights groups.

King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson dismissed arguments that Seattle's tax, adopted last summer, exceeded the city's authority under state law. The measure adds $25 to the price of each firearm sold in the city, plus 2 or 5 cents per round of ammunition, depending on the type.

Officials expect it to raise up to $500,000 a year to help offset the costs of gun violence. The measure is set to take effect next month.

"The NRA and its allies always oppose these commonsense steps to shine light on the gun violence epidemic," said City Council President Tim Burgess, who sponsored the law. "Judge Robinson saw through the NRA's distorted efforts to put gun industry profits ahead of public safety."


seattle council president
source; seattle.gov

Abdullah: We Are Facing WWIII

Planet Earth is facing a global conflict and a fast response is needed to deal with the threat, Jordan's King Abdullah said on Tuesday. "We are facing a Third World War against humanity and this is what brings us all altogether," he told a news conference in Pristina.

"This is a war, as I said, repeatedly within Islam and unfortunately over 100,000 Muslims have been murdered by Daesh (Islamic State) alone over the past two years, and that doesn't also count for the atrocities like-minded groups have also done in Africa and Asia," he said after meeting Kosovo President Jahjaga.

King Abdullah said the world must "act fast to tackle the response to interconnected threats" from, the Islamic State (Daesh).

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris, in which 129 people were killed, as well as for bombings in the Lebanese capital. The group has also said it brought down a Russian plane in Egypt, killing all 224 people aboard.

France and Russia both staged air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Syria on Tuesday as Paris formally requested European Union assistance in its fight against the group.

"The atrocious Paris attacks shows that scourge of terrorism can strike anywhere and any time," King Abdullah said.


Jordan King

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Charlie Brown Christmas Edited

the latest yuletide lunacy comes from Johnson County, Kentucky where the school district has censored an elementary school presentation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

The district also ordered other schools to remove all religious references from their upcoming Christmas productions.

At one school, “Silent Night” was replaced with a Christmas version of the “Whip/Nae Nae” song. “How do you go from ‘Silent Night’ to the ‘Whip/Nae Nae,’” one distraught grandmother stated.

Teachers at Castle Elementary School were directed to remove the moving scene where Linus shares the true meaning of Christmas by reading from the Gospel of Luke. Superintendent Tom Salyer confirmed that the entire passage was excised from the program after the district received a single complaint. “We’re not reading that, sir,” Salyer told me. “It disappoints men that we have to do this.”


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lee Circle No more

Lee Circle will lose the statue of its namesake after the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to remove four monuments related to the Confederacy from their prominent perches around the city.

Besides Gen. Robert E. Lee, statues of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance of City Park and Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Mid-City and the obelisk dedicated to the Battle of Liberty Place at the foot of Iberville Street will all come down.

"The time surely comes when (justice) must and will be heard," Mayor Mitch Landrieu told the council as he called for the statues to be put in a museum or a Civil War park. "Members of the council, that day is today. The Confederacy, you see, was on the wrong side of history and humanity."
The decision did not come lightly after months of public shouting matches, penned op-eds and rhetorical firefights on social media enveloped Landrieu's request in June that the statues be displayed in a museum, mothballed or discarded as vestiges of New Orleans' racist past.


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Catholic School Must Hire Gay Man Says Court

A Boston state court issued a first in its ruling attempting to force a Catholic school to hire a homosexual man.

Superior Court Associate Justice Douglas Wilkins’ decision on Wednesday orders Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls school, to hire a “gay” man. The judge said Fontbonne discriminated against plaintiff Matthew Barrett when officials rescinded a food service director position in 2013.

Barrett was denied the job after school administrators realized he was in a same-sex union. “On the undisputed facts, Barrett has shown he is a protected class, that he was qualified (and even received an offer) for the position of Food Service Director, that he suffered denial of employment, that the reason for the denial was his sexual orientation and that he suffered harm as a result,” the judge wrote.

“This proves sexual-orientation discrimination as a matter of law on the undisputed facts.” the judge further stated


Friday, December 18, 2015

Iran Holds $50K Holocaust Cartoon Contest

The Iranian authorities are offering a $50,000 prize for the individual who submits “the best cartoon on the Holocaust”.

This contest is part of the 11th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial. Cartoonists from at least 50 countries will be participating in the Holocaust contest, with the top three runners up receiving “cash prizes” of $12,000, $8,000, and $5,000 for their work mocking the genocide that killed more than six million Jews, according to comments made by conference organizers and reported by Islamic Republic News Agency.

Iranian officials, including former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are notorious for denying the Holocaust and mocking those killed in the genocide. Officials in Tehran have announced multiple versions of the Holocaust cartoon contest in recent years, though the latest conference could be its largest.

Masud Shojai-Tabatabai, an organizer of the contest, told the Iranian media that there are legitimate questions to be raised about the Holocaust. He went on to compare the Palestinians to the Jews killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. “We do not mean to approve or deny the Holocaust, however, the main question is that why is there no permission to talk about the Holocaust despite their [the West’s] belief in freedom of speech,”


iran cartoon contest

Strange Events in Gulf of Mexico

Early last month is was noted that something very strange was happening off the coast of Galveston, Texas. As FT reported, “the amount of oil at sea is at least double the levels of earlier this year and is equivalent to more than a day of global oil supply.”

In short: the global deflationary crude supply glut is beginning to manifest itself in a flotilla of stationary supertankers, as millions of barrels of oil are simply stuck in the ocean as VLCCs wait to unload.

Ultimately, this led to nearly 40 crude tankers with a combined cargo capacity of 28.4 million barrels waiting to anchor near Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico.

In the latest sign that the world is simply running out of capacity when it comes to coping with an inexorable supply of commodities, three diesel tankers en route from the Gulf to Europe did something rather odd on Wednesday: they stopped, turned around in the middle of the ocean, and headed back the way they came!

The problem: low prices, no storage capacity, and soft demand.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pastor Sentenced to Life

North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced a pastor from Canada to life in prison with hard labor for what it called crimes against the state.

Hyeon Soo Lim, who pastors the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was given the sentence after a 90-minute trial. He had been in detention since February.

Lim entered and left the court in handcuffs flanked by two public security officers in uniform. The handcuffs were removed in court during the trial. He kept his head bowed most of the time and answered questions in a subdued tone.

The crimes he was charged with included harming the dignity of the supreme leadership, trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system, disseminating negative propaganda about the North to the overseas Koreans, and helping U.S. and the South Korean authorities lure and abduct North Korean citizens, along with aiding their programs to assist defectors from the North.

State prosecutors had sought the death penalty.


 Photograph: KYODO/Reuters

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

American Tax Payers Pay for Sex Change Operation

A former she-male hooker, only a year out of jail on a fraud conviction, just received a full “sex change” operation, courtesy of you, the American taxpayer.

His story is told over four full pages in Sunday’s edition of the New York Times. The initial cost of the surgery to the taxpayer was reported approximately $25,000, though the final cost is estimated to be higher.

Jerome Nimmons tells his story of growing up effeminate, childhood humiliation, sexual seduction by a much older male, HIV infection, eventual family rejection, and a life turned to prostitution and other forms of crime.

Jerome’s story eventually becomes yet a newer iteration of what Ronald Reagan called the “welfare queen.” Though Jerome was living with other transvestites in Atlanta, in what he calls his “gay family”—complete with “gay kids”—Jerome was lured to Brooklyn by a friend because New York has become something of a welfare haven for transsexuals.

Arriving by bus with only $200 in his pocket, within only a few weeks, Jerome scored a state-supported apartment, monthly disability checks, obtained food stamps, and proceeded to spend his leisurely days watching television.

Jerome also joined a Medicaid program called Amida Care that caters to those with HIV. Through the program, he started receiving treatment for his HIV infection and his health improved. He found a pro bono lawyer to help him get a new transsexual name.

The New York Times reports this is a new and booming pro bono area in the law. Though Jerome had used various names in his transsexual life, including “Magnolia Thunder*****” and “Meeka,” the name he settled on was “Kricket,” inspired in part by one of his favorite characters on The Young and the Restless. The new surroundings, vast government support, a new name, and—most importantly—a change in insurance put Jerome on track to go all the way with his change of “sex.”


Monday, December 14, 2015

US Judge Swears in on Koran

In the United States and the majority of Western countries, politicians and members of the courts are sworn in to their positions while placing their hand on the Holy Bible when they take their oath.

But Judge Walker took her oath respecting the sacred book of her Islamic faith, the Holy Quran, while also wearing a hijab.

A video posted on Facebook shows the moment when Judge Walker was sworn in as a civil court judge of the 7th Municipal District at the Brooklyn Burough Hall in New York City.

“All is praise is indeed due to the Most High! I am humbled that my community has entrusted me with the immense responsibility of ensuring that EVERYONE has notice and a FAIR opportunity to be heard in the halls of justice,” Walker wrote on her website.

The video of her ceremony has prompted many comments in favor her induction. “Good on her. Doesn’t matter if it’s a Bible or a Holy Quran, it’s just the promise to perform to the best of your ability, swearing on something sacred to you,” a Facebook user said. “The problem is that America isn’t a Christian nation. It’s supposed to accept all religions and be a nation that accepts people regardless of their race, religion, and now sexual orientation. If we don’t allow all to be equal and free, then we lose the essence that makes us truly American,” she added.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

More Chinese Military Drills in South China Sea

China's navy has carried out more exercises in the disputed South China Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

China claims almost all of the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of maritime trade passes each year. The Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan have overlapping claims.

 "The People's Liberation Army Navy in recent days organized a fleet to go to relevant seas in the South China Sea, by way of the Western Pacific, to carry out exercises," China's Defence Ministry said in a brief statement. "This action is a routine arrangement made in accordance with this year's naval training plan," it added, without elaborating.

Pictures on social media accounts of Chinese state media have in recent days shown pictures of Chinese navy ships engaged in live-fire exercises in the South China Sea, without saying where exactly they took place.

China has been at odds with the United States of late over the strategic waterway.


Church Gave Criminal Summons Over Service "Noise"

The pastor of Vintage Church was issued a criminal summons and the rest of the staff was threatened with “physical arrest” if they used any microphones or amplified sound in their worship services, according to a lawsuit filed by Liberty Institute.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office are named in the lawsuit – alleging that the local government is “imposing unwarranted and unreasonable demands on the members of Vintage Church.”

“Federal and Louisiana law both protect Vintage Church from this sort of targeted enforcement,” Liberty Institute attorney Justin Butterfield said.

The trouble started back in August when the small evangelical congregation announced plans to expand its existing sanctuary – located within a subdivision. However, that meant the church had to temporarily relocate its two Sunday morning worship services to an enclosed outdoor tent. The church applied for, and was granted a permit to erect the structure. On Aug. 9, a neighbor called authorities to complain about the noise levels.

On Aug. 18, the church was told by the sheriff’s office that any sounds before 8:50 a.m. had to be kept below 60 decibels. They also told the church they could not set up for the Sunday service until after 8:50 a.m.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Obama Sidestepping Congress with New Gun Laws

AP is reporting Obama is framing new gun laws without congressional approval. The Associated press released the following:

President Barack Obama's advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales without congressional approval. 
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review "in short order." She says the recommendations will include measures to expand background checks.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Atheist Urge People to Skip Church on Christmas

An atheist group ruffled some feathers after it bought at least two billboards urging people to skip church on Christmas.

The billboards feature a smiling Santa Claus with the text: "Just be good for goodness sake. Happy Holidays!” The signs appear in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

American Atheists program director, Nick Fish, said his group aimed to combat stereotypes. “We want it to be either a little funny, or edgy, or provocative in some way, so when people see it, they stop and go, ‘Hey, wait a second, what did that just say?'”

Not everybody was on board. “It can be insulting to those who are religious and do celebrate it for Christianity and religion in general,” Said Alexis Esselman.

The group reports that it targets areas where evangelical Christianity has a significant presence.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Iran Tests Missile in Violation of UN Resolution

Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Western intelligence says the test was held Nov. 21 near Chabahar, a port city in southeast Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province near the border with Pakistan. The launch took place from a known missile test site along the Gulf of Oman.

The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a range of 1200 miles, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile fired in November is an improved version of the Shahab 3, and is similar to the precision guided missile tested by Iran on Oct. 10, which elicited strong condemnation from members of the U.N. Security Council.

“The United States is deeply concerned about Iran's recent ballistic missile launch," Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., said in a statement after the last Iranian ballistic missile test in October.

 President Obama mentioned the Iranian missile test during a press conference on Oct. 16 and said the United States was preparing to brief the U.N. sanctions committee. He added that it would not derail the nuclear deal.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Lynch Threatens Jail for Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

Lynch, speaking at a dinner held by the Muslim Advocates, did not directly address the San Bernardino shootings at the event, but said there had been a “very disturbing rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric” across America since the Paris shootings three weeks before.

Assuring the pro-Muslim group that “we stand with you,” Lynch said she would use her Justice Department to protect Muslims from “violence” and discrimination and vowed to prosecute anyone guilty of what she described as violence-inspiring speech. “The fear that you have just mentioned is in fact my greatest fear as a prosecutor, as someone who is sworn to the protection of all of the American people, which is that the rhetoric will be accompanied by acts of violence,” she said. “My message to not just the Muslim community but to the entire American community is: We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on. When we talk about the First Amendment we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”


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3 reasons Why The USA Is Not Ready For CHhina

1 - The U.S. military is overstretched. It is engaged in the fight against the Islamic State group in the Middle East. It is also trying to prevent terrorist attacks at home and abroad. And the row with Russia over Ukraine continues.

2 - U.S. military forces are weary. Many U.S. troops are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. The mental condition brings back vivid memories of combat, makes sleeping difficult and changes how sufferers react to those around them and to the outside world. It is incurable. Apparently this is holding back U.S. President Barack Obama from sending ground troops to Syria.

3- Finances. The federal government is being forced to spread its dollars thin, and the defense budget is getting squeezed. It will probably take about 10 years for the battle-fatigued U.S. military to revamp its capabilities to a point where it would feel comfortable rivaling China. In 10 years, it will have replenished its ranks and deployed new arsenals. In the meantime, it will have to try its best to contain contingencies with its existing resources.


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Friday, December 4, 2015

Turkish Troops in Iraq

The Iraqi government has demanded that Turkey withdraw more than 100 ground forces that entered Iraq with tanks and artillery for alleged “training” of troops near Islamic State-occupied Mosul. Baghdad stressed the unsanctioned move was a breach of its sovereignty.

The Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement early on Saturday that the Turkish troops were acting in violation of the country’s sovereignty and demanded the forces withdraw immediately. “Around one regiment armoured with tanks and artillery” has entered the northern Nineveh area, according to the statement from the Iraqi Prime Minister’s media office.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Did White House Lie about ISIS for Obama's Election?

Former intel chief is telling the story of how the advisors to the POTUS ignored reports of potential rise of ISIS because it did not fit into the story of Obama's re-election campaign.

CNN reported the story:
 "President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit its re-election "narrative."
"I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I'll be very candid with you, they just didn't," retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead."
Flynn, who has been critical of both Obama's and former President George W. Bush's handling of the Iraq War and involvement in the Middle East, said that Obama was served poorly by a small circle of advisers who were worried about his re-election prospects at the time.
 The story they needed to tell, he said, was that pulling troops from Iraq would not leave the region vulnerable to the rise of a radical Islamic group like ISIS. "I think the narrative was that al Qaeda was on the run, and (Osama) bin Laden was dead. ... They're dead and these guys are, we've beaten them," Flynn said -- but the problem was that no matter how many terrorist leaders they killed, they "continue to just multiply


Flynn- source:wikipedia