Earlier this year, a former senior Pentagon official who has battled Marxism around the globe released a video warning that Barack Obama is following in the footsteps of Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin and others who have led communist revolutions in their nations.U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and Purple Heart recipient, explained in the video a six-step plan used by revolutionaries to bring about Marxism elsewhere and drew parallels to Obama’s actions in the U.S.
...money is a metaphor, and in allowing the federal government to direct our hard-earned income to insurance companies or anywhere else, we are effectively left with an “allowance” that we can use as our parents in Washington see fit.
Gaining access to your gym or office building could soon be as simple as waving a hand at the front door. A Hunsville, Ala.-based company called IDair is developing a system that can scan and identify a fingerprint from nearly 20 feet away. Coupled with other biometrics, it could soon allow security systems to grant or deny access from a distance, without requiring users to stop and scan a fingerprint, swipe an ID card, or otherwise lose a moment dealing with technology.
Let’s not kid ourselves: the economic destruction and remaking of America is the goal here, implemented by aCloward-Piven strategy to so over-stress existing institutions that the public will be clamoring for direct rule from the District of Columbia, and the permanent political class’s century-long “progressive” dream will finally be a reality. That’s one of the things “fundamental transformation” has always been about. And John Roberts just gave them carte blanche to proceed apace.
Government wrests property and services away from one person to bestow them on another at its own will, by its own wisdom and ultimately to its own benefit. At first, the recipient may think that it’s only the rich man’s freedom which is being stripped away and what’s it to him? But soon enough he finds that government is now well within its rights to control whatever it is paying to support: his behavior, his consumption, his religion, his words. He may live well only as long as he lives in obedience.The government actually measures the success of entitlement programs by how many people use them — as opposed to how many people can stop using them — which pretty much tells you everything you need to know: dependency is not the reason for the programs, dependency is the purpose of them.And now, of course, we have Obamacare which, as Chief Justice John Roberts has explained to us, grants the government the right to tax us for not buying what it wants us to buy. Once again, in the guise of a great gift, the government takes from us yet another immense chunk of the only thing that really matters, our liberty.
Sometimes we all get a little reminder of just how completely and totally dependent we are on the power grid. Massive thunderstorms that ripped through Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia left millions without power over the weekend. At this point it is being projected that some people may not get power back until the end of the week. The "super derecho" storm that pounded the Washington D.C. area on Friday night with hurricane-force winds is being called unprecedented. But the truth is that there are other events that could happen that would be far more damaging to our power grid. For example, a substantial EMP burst over a major U.S. city would fry virtually all of the electronics in the city and take the power grid in the area down indefinitely. A gigantic EMP burst over the entire country (caused by a massive solar storm or a very large nuclear explosion high in the atmosphere) could theoretically take down the entire national power grid. Just try to imagine a world where nobody has any electricity, nobody can pump gas, nobody can use their credit cards or get any more money, where most vehicles won't start, where nobody has the Internet, where all cell phones are dead and where nobody can heat or cool their homes. That is how serious an EMP burst could potentially be. We are talking about an event that could be millions of times worse than 9/11.
With continued volatility in global markets, today King World News interviewed James Turk out of Europe. Turk told KWN, “The world is on a knife’s edge.” He also stated, “Monetary history shows that currencies under political control are always destroyed -- always. And the dire result is economic chaos.” Here is what Turk had to say about what he termed the, “frightening situation”
“Monetary history shows that currencies under political control are always destroyed -- always. And the dire result is economic chaos, which is then followed by political chaos and the opportunity for a demagogue to rise to power by promising order. Given its history, is it any wonder that thinking Europeans do not want to go down that path?But it is clear that the central planners are now in charge in Europe, Eric. It is a dangerous road for Europe to take. I keep going back to one of my favorite Margaret Thatcher quotes: ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.’ Europeran out of money long ago. Sadly, this reality is still being ignored in Europe, and for that matter, in every socialist country, which today is just about everywhere in the world.”
The national security committee said it had prepared legislation authorising the closure of the Strait to tankers bound for the European Union. MPs said the move was designed to punish the EU after its embargo on Iranian oil exports came into force on Sunday.It remains far from clear that Iran has the military wherewithal to impose any kind of blockade, which could trigger a military confrontation with the West...However after repeated threats, this is the first formal proposal of a course of action that would have severe consequences for the global economy.“The US, Europe and some Gulf countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, should have no doubt that Iran will not hesitate to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if it is deprived of its obvious and legal right,” the editorial read.
Within the last few hours, I received a tip from an anonymous source pointing out movements of U.S. Naval aircraft carriers which he and as he relayed, friends within the military believe, are of a kind that is posturing for war. They are speaking of a focus on Syria, or perhaps Iran.
This source was validated by another person. Personally, I am not a fan of journalism and blogging that often goes to the “unnamed sources” well and I try to do that very sparingly. The evidence may be seen here, in an ongoing though vague report of those deployments by the Navy, itself:
This corresponds to reports days ago now, of the movement of military hardware from Russia and scuttlebutt in social media of this:
Turkey has also sent troops to their Syrian border, according to reports. They involve camps of Syrian refugees in Turkey and possibly more. A June 22 report in dailymail.co.uk reported Syrians downed a Turkish F4 Phantom aircraft and that Turkey was promising a reprisal.
See more in tags, below, including the intrinsically evil “responsibility to protect” doctrine, as implemented by the Obama administration and their Muslim Brotherhood and George Soros-connected allies, closely associated with the “Arab Spring” and “Civil Societies” campaigns and Hillary Clinton.
It is also worth noting that the missile exercise was dubbed "Great Prophet 7," a clear Islamic religious reference. While Western diplomats insist that ultimately Iran will behave pragmatically and not try to annihilate Israel, those more familiar with the region note that Iran's real rulers, the ayatollahs, make their decisions based primarily on radical religious beliefs and tenets, not pragmatism. They view the destruction of Israel as a religious duty and prophetic necessity.
Hezbollah has upgraded its network of tunnels in southern Lebanon to secure itself against airstrikes in a future war with
Israel, according to a report by a Lebanese newspaper on Monday.Al-Joumhouria claimed the report said that “Iranian experts” had supervised the digging of a new tunnel network in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley region, which borders with Syria, following the Second Lebanon War.The report also claimed that the tunnels contain underground stores of weapons and ammunitions, which have been stashed at various locations.The report added that Hezbollah had purchased large tracts of land years ago in the Hermel region near the Syrian border, and had drilled tunnels though the mountains of the Beqaa region, reaching deep into Syrian territory.
Al-Joumhouria said these tunnels and warehouses had “strategic importance” because they are located far from military confrontations and would allow Hezbollah to smuggle ammunition and rockets through Syrian territory in the event of a war with Israel.