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Saturday, August 03, 2013

America shivering under a blanket, brought to an embassy near you by all the architects of fear and the perma-party of war. 12 years of disastrous foreign policy decisions

OOrah Muthrfukrs

109 comments:

  1. And the dutiful American propaganda machine cranks on for their rulers and masters,

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  2. As a young man, fresh out of uniform, I was stationed in Greece and spent most of my free time in Athens. Athens was a popular R&R choice for many US contract civilians and State Department employees. They would hang out in the same places that were usually on my agenda when in Athens.

    Most of those that I met, were arrogant condescending assholes, braggarts and know-it-alls. I wondered why anyone thought that they would be good representatives for our country. Maybe I just met the wrong ones. Maybe not. I was not the only one to come to the same conclusion. One of the older ex-GIs, he was up there, probably 29-30, referred to them as being from the Un-American Dept of State:
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    US diplomat flees Kenya after deadly car crash - report
    Published time: August 03, 2013 01:42 Get short URL


    An American diplomat was whisked out of Kenya by embassy staff a day after he was involved in a fatal crash in his SUV with another vehicle, killing a father of three. His widow, who is six months pregnant, now faces eviction.

    Latifah Naiman Mariki, 38, whose husband was killed in the crash, has told the Associated Press that neither the driver nor anyone at the US Embassy has contacted her. The widow is now uncertain how she will provide for her unborn child, as well as her three children, aged 20, 10 and 7.

    Officials also told the AP that the eight or so other crash victims injured in the accident have yet to receive financial assistance for their hospital bills.

    "It is difficult for me to handle this matter because my kids need to go to school. They need everything, basic needs," Mariki said. "And we have no place to stay because we have to pay the rent. We have no money. Even if my kids are sick I have no money to take them to hospital."

    The driver of the SUV, Joshua Walde, was an information management officer at the US embassy in Nairobi. On the evening of July 11 Walde crashed into a mini-bus, also known in Kenya as matatus, while on his way home. He gave a statement to police, but because of diplomatic immunity he was not detained.

    According to officials cited by the AP on Friday, Walde was said to be speeding in his SUV when he crossed into the center line of the road and rammed into the small bus.

    Documents available from police regarding the case included sketches of the incident, showing the American’s SUV turning at a four-way intersection on the edge of the capital of Nairobi, and then driving into oncoming traffic.

    "He was driving very fast," said a police officer familiar with the case. Pictures included in the police record show that the SUV hit the front corner and the side of the mini-bus, crumbling its frame. The AP reports that such mini-buses are known to be driven at high speed and erratically as well.

    Online details left by Walde, an 11-year veteran with the State Department, showed that shortly after the crash his work history on the networking site LinkedIn was updated to reflect Nairobi in the past tense. A Facebook group formed by a group of concerned Kenyan mothers took up Mariki's case this week, and are raising funds for her family.

    After the Facebook group discovered Walde’s LinkedIn profile it was quickly deleted. Members believe that the change indicated Walde would not return to Kenya to face charges, or to offer financial compensation to victims

    Michael Greenwald, a spokesman for the US embassy in Nairobi, denied Walde had left Kenya to avoid charges. According to Greenwald the embassy worker who was under investigation following the July 11 accident left the country three days later to seek medical treatment for his arm, reports Nairobi-based The Star.

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  3. With all this heavy shit coming down, Obama must have been as busy as a muthrfuker with all his aids and advisors, dripping salty sweat over CIA and NSA reports. Must be exhausted. Let’s take a look. Shall we?

    BRIEFING ROOM


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    Friday, August 2 2013 All Times ET

    10:00 AM
    The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

    Oval Office

    Closed Press
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    that’s all she wrote:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2013-08-02

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  4. Nearly one year ago we were fed the bullshit story of an anti-Islamic American-made movie that sparked violent protests throughout the Muslim world.

    What will it be this time?

    Are Obama’s numbers falling so badly that he has to raise the false flag higher this time?

    Are Snowden’s numbers too high and we have to beat them back with who knows what?

    Or is there another big stink bomb out there somewhere?

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  5. There is beaucoup megabucks to be had by keeping the sheep shivering. Let’s take a look and see what the existential threat muthrfukrs are up to, shall we?

    You are here : Home / US News / Homeland Security

    Former CIA Director Woolsey Warns of Existential Threat to America

    Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:58 Written by Center for Security Policy


    Washington, D.C.: On July 29th, President Bill Clinton’s former Director of Central Intelligence, R. James Woolsey, led a panel discussion on the growing – and perhaps imminent – threat of a natural or nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to the U.S. electric grid and other critical infrastructures that sustain modern civilization and the lives of millions of Americans. The event was sponsored by the newly established EMP Coalition, of which Mr. Woolsey is the Honorary Co-Chair along with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
    Other participants were Ambassador Henry Cooper and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry. Ambassador Cooper led strategic arms control negotiations with the USSR under President Reagan and served as the Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization under President George H.W. Bush. His is currently the Chairman of High Frontier, an organization dedicated to protecting the United States from nuclear attack. Dr. Pry served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission, as a professional staff member on the House Armed Services Committee and as an analyst in the CIA. He is now the Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a congressional advisory board dedicated to national resiliency in the face of EMP and other threats.

    Highlights of the program included the following:

    Mr. Woolsey warned that the sun can inflict localized EMP disasters, like the 1989 Hydro-Quebec geomagnetic storm that blacked out eastern Canada, causing billions of dollars in economic losses. He noted that a recent study by insurance industry leader Lloyds of London estimated that if the 1989 geo-storm struck the east coast of the United States, 20-40 million Americans might be blacked out for as long as two years. A rare geomagnetic super-storm, like the 1859 Carrington Event, would collapse electric grids and life-sustaining critical infrastructures everywhere on Earth, putting at risk the lives of billions.

    Scientists estimate that the world is overdue for another Carrington Event, and the Sun has already entered its solar maximum that shall last through 2013, when a catastrophic geo-storm is more likely to occur, Woolsey said.

    Mr. Woolsey warned that an EMP catastrophe may also be imminent from terrorists and/or rogue states armed with nuclear weapons. North Korea already has nuclear missiles, Iran nearly so, and these two are actively collaborating. A single nuclear weapon detonated at high-altitude over this country would collapse the electric grid and other critical infrastructures and endanger the lives of millions.

    Woolsey emphasized that the hundreds of electric utilities in the United States have thus far not acted to protect themselves from EMP, and cannot be expected to do so voluntarily as national defense and homeland security is a U.S. government responsibility. Woolsey urged that government regulation, by passage of the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage (SHIELD) Act now before Congress, is necessary to protect the national electric grid.

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    Ambassador Cooper noted that the world escaped an EMP catastrophe just two weeks ago, when a huge Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the path of the Earth's orbit, but narrowly missed our planet.

    Amb. Cooper warned that, given our nation's current state of unpreparedness, if a natural or nuclear EMP catastrophe struck today, blacking out the electrical grid and other critical infrastructures for a year, as many as ninety percent of the American people could perish from starvation, disease and societal collapse. This assessment is from the Congressional EMP Commission that examined the EMP threat for nearly a decade, including performing numerous scientific experiments and producing what is widely regarded as the definitive study of critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and solutions.

    Amb. Cooper warned that North Korea may already have the capability to make a catastrophic EMP attack on the United States. On December 2012, Cooper said, North Korea used its so-called Space Launch Vehicle like a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System – a secret weapon invented by the Russians during the Cold War to deliver a stealthy nuclear attack on the United States by orbiting a nuclear weapon over the south polar region, bypassing U.S. Ballistic Missile Early Warning radars (BMEWs) and missile defenses. Cooper noted that the U.S. has no BMEWs radars or missile interceptors facing south. North Korea apparently orbited a satellite over the south polar region on a trajectory and altitude consistent with making a surprise nuclear EMP attack against the United States.

    Amb. Cooper said the needed solution would be to utilize the sensors and weapons aboard AEGIS anti-missile ships and such missiles ashore to protect the U.S. southern flank and east coast from nuclear EMP attack and to harden the electric grid by passage of the SHIELD Act.

    Dr. Pry warned that a disturbing confluence of events suggests an EMP attack might be imminent. Pry noted that thousands of cyber attacks using computer viruses and hacking are probing the defenses of U.S. critical infrastructures, searching for weaknesses.

    Dr. Pry observed that the foreign military doctrines of potential adversaries such as Iran, North Korea, China and Russia, all include acts of sabotage and kinetic attacks – including nuclear EMP attack – as part of their planning for an all-out Information Warfare or Cyber Warfare Operation. Pry noted that recently, in April, a sabotage attempt was made against electric grid transformers near San Jose, CA, that damaged five transformers with fire from AK-47 assault rifles.
    Moreover, according to Dr. Pry, the North Korean freighter Chong Chon Gang recently intercepted and undergoing inspection in Panama under suspicion of drug smuggling, was discovered to have in its hold two nuclear-capable SA-2 missiles. The missiles were without nuclear warheads, Pry said, but the incident is disturbingly like the EMP Commission's nightmare scenario of a nuclear EMP attack launched from a freighter off the U.S. coast, to conceal the identity of the attacker and escape retaliation. Pry said "connecting the dots" between cyber attacks, sabotage by AK-47s, a North Korean freighter carrying nuclear capable missiles in the Caribbean may warrant a crash program to protect the nation's electric grid.
    All panelists endorsed the SHIELD Act, urged that the Department of Homeland Security develop a new National Planning Scenario focused on EMP, and encouraged other states to follow the example of Maine, not wait for Washington, but pass state initiatives to protect their electric grids from EMP now.
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    Video of the event and additional information about the EMP Coalition, its partners and their efforts to secure our grid from all hazards can be obtained at www.StopEMP.org.
    The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.

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  8. This time with a smile:

    :)


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    Video of the event and additional information about the EMP Coalition, its partners and their efforts to secure our grid from all hazards can be obtained at www.StopEMP.org.

    The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.

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    1. I sent the Bear Video on to five (5) different people!

      That Bear knew how to task!

      Bear for President, 2016!

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    2. That Bear was smarter than any rat.

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  10. The travel alert was the first of its kind since an announcement preceding the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It came as Washington prepared to close its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world this Sunday over security concerns....

    ....John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said the alert indicates the U.S. government must have some "pretty good information" about a possible threat.

    Great Britain announced Friday night it would also close its embassy in Yemen "as a precautionary measure" on Sunday and Monday and urged its nationals to leave the country.


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/03/rep-peter-king-says-al-qaeda-threat-is-very-specific-as-us-issues-travel-alert/#ixzz2aqyqg6Th

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/03/rep-peter-king-says-al-qaeda-threat-is-very-specific-as-us-issues-travel-alert/#ixzz2aqyE4xo4

    Of course there might be something to it.

    IIRC, part of the protocol of these groups is to issue a warning of some kind before an attack. Some passage in the koran demands it.

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  11. "If these shaggy dog conspiracy tales are sure to get a laugh from Western readers, it’s worth keeping in mind that magical fantasies seeing Jews as uncanny manipulators of the natural world partake of the same paranoid and sinister narrative structure that authored the blood libel"

    Does this mind set remind you of anyone?

    Arabs and the untrained mind -

    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/139479/mossad-spy-beacon?

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    1. Yeah, it sounds like the paranoid delusions that emanate from Team AIPAC.

      They are the only ones around here that speak of "blood libel", "magical fantasies" and "sinister narratives".

      Their continual description of the Middle Eastern state of Israel as a "Western" country, just another part of the comedy routine that keeps readers laughing.

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    2. "paranoid delusions that emanate from Team AIPAC" "Eastern state of Israel as a "Western" country"


      thanks again for proving to the world that you are just an insane, bitter, blackhearted, jew/israel obsessed jackhole.

      You do this blog proud.

      But more important? You destroy any credibility that that this blog had, and I thank you.

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    3. Do you wish to defend your position that the Middle Eastern state of Israel, populated almost entirely by people of Middle Easter ancestry, culturally and religiously centered in the Middle East is some how "Western"?

      Our readers would like to see your reasoning, I'm confident of that.

      Or are you going to tell us that your opinion on the subject is being taken out of context.
      Seeing as how that has become your favorite wiggly twist.

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    4. "O"riginal could make the wiggly twist into a chocolate desert delight.

      ;-)

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    5. Your invention of questions are entertaining.

      You may answer your own questions. You and i disagree on the most basic meanings of words.

      county, palestine, western, terrorism, nation, city state to name a few.

      there is no rational discourse with you on any topic other than the query.. Are you a criminal or just a blowhard?

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    6. My bad, you could be a "blowhard criminal"

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    7. rat: Our readers would like to see your reasoning, I'm confident of that.


      Please list them

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  12. KABUL—A bombing outside the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday killed nine people and injured 21, most of them children, in the first major attack in the country since the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

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  13. $2.31/gal (38% spread) on E85 in Oswego, Il.

    Illinois Prices

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  14. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said during an exclusive interview with ABC News.

    “There is a significant threat stream and we’re reacting to it,” Dempsey told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz during the interview for “This Week,” describing the threat as “more specific” than previous threats.

    Dempsey said the action the terrorist group might take was “unspecified,” but added that the intent was clear.

    “The intent is to attack Western, not just U.S. interests,” he said.


    The Israeli are as safe as a bug in a rug.

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    1. The Israelis have been fighting your pals the jihadists for decades.

      I can only hope someday soon, the FBI and Homeland Security will see that we have a jihadist supporter in AZ in you.

      You will be found out.

      And that day will be sweet.

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    2. The FBI knows full well my political position.
      They monitor this blog, they know it all.

      They view it as a source of comedic enjoyment.

      As for my personal history, they know that, as well.
      The Colonel gave our mutual friend my references, from present day, back to my days in Latin America.

      As FDR said ...

      There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

      Do you wish to defend your position that the Middle Eastern state of Israel, populated almost entirely by people of Middle Easter ancestry, culturally and religiously centered in the Middle East is some how "Western"?

      Our readers would like to see your reasoning, I'm confident of that.

      If you want something sweet, you'll have to settle for bonbons.

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    3. desert ratSat Aug 03, 11:10:00 AM EDT
      The FBI knows full well my political position.
      They monitor this blog, they know it all.

      Then they KNOW you disclosed confidential information that you described as an ongoing investigation concerning "national security"

      A criminal action.

      You are in fact a criminal.

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    4. What ongoing criminal investigation?

      What makes you think that the report I received about this blog was connected to your complaint?

      Why do you think that my information was about a criminal complaint?
      It was information I was told was not classified and I was told could, in fact should be disseminated publicly.

      You are the object of comedic derision, in the Phoenix office of the FBI.

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    5. Whether or not you are subject to an ATF investigation, merely conjecture, based upon informed opinion.

      Not upon a reading of your file, my me.

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    6. Not upon a reading of your file, BY me.

      mea culpa, I really do need a proof reader.

      ;-)

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    7. I love this Rat line:

      desert ratSun Sep 24, 06:06:00 PM EDT
      I've broke laws before, I'm sure I'll break some again.


      Yep Rat the law breaker.....

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    8. Traffic violations, like parking in a loading zone while taking my kids to see the White House.

      Yeah, I have broken the law, once I was going 65 in a 55 zone. Did not get a ticket, must have been my lucky day.

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    9. I've even been known to smoke marijuana.
      Will probably do that again, while not in Colorado.

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    10. desert ratTue Jun 04, 08:22:00 AM EDT
      This quot fella is really funny.
      He reports us to the FBI, telling tales of terrorism, and murder.
      Then, when nothing happens, and quot is teased, he says that just because the FBI never question me, I was still a suspect.

      Well, that did not sit well, with me, so I called a friend at the Phoenix office, a fella I met through Colonel Happersett.

      Anyway, I explained my interest to him, what was it, months ago.
      Nary a word to a few days ago, when I saw him at the Colonel's place, and was told the tale I've related.

      The EB, is in the clear. There were no confessions of murder, anywhere, on any thread, ever.

      He laughed when he spoke of the weapons trading, that it was a "bit 'em on the ass", kind of a thing.

      Rant on, amigo.

      Your own quotish paranoia is showing




      yep, bragging about his contacts in the FBI or lying...

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    11. Yes, quot, I know people at the FBI, no doubt about that.

      I coach 'em on horseback riding and shooting, we drink beer, tell jokes, have fun.

      What is wrong with telling the world I am in contact with Federal officials?
      Why should I not?

      Why should I not tell our readers that your claims were found baseless. That the Federals have run their logarithms and found no cause for action against me, rufus, doug or Deuce?
      According to boobie the FBI interviewed him in 2009, found that he was just a harmless dirt farmer, his rambling on about the President, just the mutterings of a disgruntled bigot.

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    12. Keep on digging...

      wiggle wiggle wiggle...

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    13. desert ratSat Aug 03, 11:51:00 AM EDT
      Traffic violations, like parking in a loading zone while taking my kids to see the White House.

      Yeah, I have broken the law, once I was going 65 in a 55 zone. Did not get a ticket, must have been my lucky day.


      desert ratSat Aug 03, 11:53:00 AM EDT
      I've even been known to smoke marijuana.
      Will probably do that again, while not in Colorado.




      wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

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    14. desert ratSat Aug 03, 11:53:00 AM EDT
      I've even been known to smoke marijuana.
      Will probably do that again, while not in Colorado.



      Hmm owns and uses firearms and smokes dope, all the while being in the hire of the AZ FBI to teach gun shooting...

      Now there has to be a violation there.

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    15. rat: This quot fella is really funny.
      He reports us to the FBI, telling tales of terrorism, and murder.

      Let's be specific. I reported you to the AZ FBI for stalking and making threats.

      Not the blog. YOU.

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    16. Rat you tell us you spoke to your "confidential informant" at the AZ FBI.

      It seems that you either dont know about what you are talking about or you are lying.

      Either way your silence is deafening.

      Our readers wish to know. Are you a liar or just a blowhard?

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    17. Rat tells us he's a pot smoker. and he tells us he "trains" the local cops and FBI to shoot guns and ride horses


      Learn about Arizona's marijuana laws

      Did you know that Arizona has some of the harshest marijuana penalties in the country? For example, the penalty for possession of just one ounce of marijuana can be a felony that carries a potential penalty of 18 months in jail and a $150,000 fine! A 2013 report by the American Civil Liberties Union found that over 55% of drug arrests in Arizona are for marijuana possession, and that blacks are 2.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites.

      Also, in 2009, Arizona passed H.B. 2013, which requires drug testing for public assistance recipients if there is “reasonable cause.” All adult recipients must answer three questions during the application process and must complete a drug test within 10 days, if any of the answers provide “reasonable cause” of illegal substance use or if referred by law enforcement or another agency. Recipients who test positive will be denied cash-assistance benefits for a year.

      Maybe rat needs a drug test in order to collect money from the government for services rendered.

      I bet it's a major violation of AZ laws to be a pot smoker and own and or fire weapons. Let alone, be employed by the feds or the state.

      What does the Colonel think about you being a pothead and playing with weapons?

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  15. Long time readers, will recall that Trish, our Den Mother, had been told by her husband that people at the DoD had spoken to him about her postings at the old EB. She and he were both MI.

    The Federals have been monitoring us for years.


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    1. MI being Military Intelligence, an oxymoron, but it is what it is.

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    2. She did indeed.

      "Rat, there is something really wrong with you."

      Trish

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    3. Wasn't able to pin point it, though. But very very certain that something is really wrong with rat.

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  16. I am sure that our readers notice how our liberal posters, members of Team AIPAC, try to criminalize the debate, attempting to intimidate and bully their opposition with threats of police action.

    We're not in Israel, quot, your threats are just wiggly twists, nothing more than a chocolate desert delight.



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    1. You are in fact either a liar or a criminal.

      You brag about getting information from the FBI about the me and others and the blog.

      Criminal.

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    2. Nothing criminal for reporting your illegal stalking and threats.

      You have been reported to the AZ FBI. That is a fact.

      The point that you brag you called and got the "ok" from an informant INSIDE the FBI and that he told you that I was being investigated? The point that you told the blog this?

      MAKES YOU A CRIMINAL.

      If I was being investigated by the ATF for illegal arms purchases as you claimed? You broke laws disclosing it in an open forum.

      You are a criminal. You claim I am not a citizen. In fact you claim alot of things...

      I claim you are just a black hearted, obsessed, bitter, loser of a man....

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    3. No, I have said that you are a hyphenated America, which President Roosevelt thought was the scourge of the US body politic.
      That you are an Israeli passport holder, you yourself have told us.

      Your claims are baseless.

      Do you wish to defend your position that the Middle Eastern state of Israel, populated almost entirely by people of Middle Easter ancestry, culturally and religiously centered in the Middle East is some how "Western"?

      Our readers would like to see your reasoning, I'm confident of that.

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    4. President Roosevelt been dead for years.

      Obama is President.

      And he speaks of hyphenated America on a daily basis... Black America comes to mind.

      Get with the program.

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    5. Rat: Do you wish to defend your position that the Middle Eastern state of Israel, populated almost entirely by people of Middle Easter ancestry, culturally and religiously centered in the Middle East is some how "Western"?


      The ONLY discussion I will have with you is about your criminal past, present behavior. To discuss anything other than that is a waste of time.

      You have proven yourself to be nothing but an anti-semite. AN Israel bashing, zionist hating black hearted asshole.

      So argue amongst yourself. You seem to have mastered that....

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    6. Most of the people that have been on this blog, from Habu, to Allen and everyone in-between have long ago forgone any attempt at rational discourse with you.

      You are not worthy of serious discussions.

      However your self confessed crimes, both foreign and domestic do spark interest.

      So tell us, are your crimes just you being a braggart? or a liar?

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    7. desert ratSat Aug 03, 12:14:00 PM EDT
      That you are an Israeli passport holder, you yourself have told us.


      Please provide that specific quote or shut the fuck up...

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    8. He doesn't have to; we all remember it.

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    9. We'll several of us remember him bragging of murdering civilians in south america.

      How about he QUOTE the specific reference or shut the fuck up?

      Or are you Rat's protector? Covering for the criminal's nonsense?

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    10. Smoking pot and threatening people with weapons in the state of AZ is a criminal offense...

      has nothing to do with debate.

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  17. .

    This story o Lindsey Graham falls into the "if only" class...

    At first glance, when gaming out Graham’s chances of surviving a multi-candidate primary and going on to win re-election, the logic seems simple: the more competitors, the merrier.

    For a lawmaker who has long raised the ire of some rank-and-file conservatives with his deal-brokering and occasional breeches from Republican orthodoxy, there is a benefit to splitting the Tea Party vote into as many parts as possible.

    But this line of reasoning has a potential flaw: South Carolina electoral law stipulates that a candidate must win at least 50 percent of the primary vote to avoid a runoff, and Graham’s chances of reaching that threshold could become even more difficult with additional names on the ballot.

    And in a one-on-one runoff , all bets are off for Graham, who would likely have to fight tooth and nail for his political survival...



    Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/08/03/crowded_sc_primary_poses_challenge_for_graham_119485.html#ixzz2avBDXVF3

    .

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    1. .

      “I think that Lindsey Graham is vulnerable,” said state Sen. Tom Davis, a top figure in the South Carolina GOP’s libertarian wing. “The energy in the Republican Party is moving in a direction opposite from where people like Lindsey and John McCain and some of the more establishment Republicans stand.”

      Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/08/03/crowded_sc_primary_poses_challenge_for_graham_119485.html#ixzz2avDikOJH

      .

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    2. If Graham were not the nominee, how likely is it that the Democratic candidate if he/she were a moderate could beat a Tea Bag patriot?

      Is there an informed opinion about South Carolina voters out there?
      Any historical precedent, there?

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    3. As for McCain, there are those around the state of AZ that think he is gearing up for a national campaign in 2016.

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    4. .

      Rat, wrt the first post, were the questions rhetorical? If not,

      Don't know.
      Don't know.
      Don't know.

      also

      Don't care.
      Don't care.
      Don't care.

      Just would love to see Graham gone.

      .

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      Wrt the second post, I have seen articles that seem to suggest the same thing about McCain.

      Normally, it would be laughable. However, since it's McCain, who can tell what he will try.

      Lieberman is gone. Hopefully, Graham will have problems in S.C. If it takes a presidential run in 2016 to get rid of the last of the Three Stooges, so be it. However, I am leery of the damage he will be able to do in the meantime.

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    6. I agree about McCain, Graham and he are a pair.

      Didn't even know that Lieberman was gone from the Senate.
      Didn't much care, either.

      McCain has the senior bloc in AZ locked in. He has a Senate seat for life if that's what he wants.
      The Del Webb crowd still see him as a war hero.

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  18. desert ratMon Jun 03, 07:54:00 AM EDT
    Don't worry, rufus.

    We've all been vetted.
    Spoke to an informant at the FBI.
    quot did file that complaint, the EB was scanned with some fancy logarithms, and we are in the clear.

    Not only were there no murder confessions, there were no secrets leaked. According to the anoni informant, who was not cleared to speak to bloggers, there is an undocumented foreign agent operating from the Bar, that the FBI has developed a lead on.

    Doubt we hear more about that.
    The informant was really nervous, commenting upon the surveillance of that unreported foreign agent.

    National Security was said to be at risk.



    yep a criminal or a blowhard

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    1. Love this line...

      According to the anoni informant, who was not cleared to speak to bloggers, there is an undocumented foreign agent operating from the Bar, that the FBI has developed a lead on.


      come on rat, are you a criminal leaker or a liar?

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    2. Of course this diddy....



      The informant was really nervous, commenting upon the surveillance of that unreported foreign agent.
      National Security was said to be at risk.



      rat's own words...

      spilling the intel about an ongoing fbi surveillance... wow...

      talk about LEAKING (snowden) information.

      It seems the AZ FBI has it's own "snowden" problem and his name is Rat.

      Lives on 350 acres of bottom lands, teaches the cops and fbi to ride and shot. they all KNOW him by his own words.

      I wonder if they KNOW that he violates their trust? Exposing corrupt FBI and AZ law enforcement to the public?

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    3. Do you wish to defend your position that the Middle Eastern state of Israel, populated almost entirely by people of Middle Eastern ancestry, culturally and religiously centered in the Middle East is some how "Western"?

      Our readers would like to see your reasoning, I'm confident of that.

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    4. Only Hamdon knows, quot, only Hamdon knows.

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    5. desert ratSat Aug 03, 12:16:00 PM EDT
      Do you wish to defend your position that the Middle Eastern state of Israel, populated almost entirely by people of Middle Eastern ancestry, culturally and religiously centered in the Middle East is some how "Western"?


      Our readers would like to see your reasoning, I'm confident of that.



      "our readers"

      Let's see them ask.

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    6. Rat:
      Our readers would like to see your reasoning, I'm confident of that.



      Based on what?

      Please present your list of our readers, your polling therein...

      Or? shut the fuck up

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  19. "Long time readers, will recall that Trish, our Den Mother"........once said -

    ****Rat, there is something really wrong with you.****

    Heh.

    Special day at the Casino.

    out

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  20. It seems you do not wish to defend your position that the Middle Eastern state of Israel, populated almost entirely by people of Middle Eastern ancestry, culturally and religiously centered in the Middle East is some how "Western"?

    Our readers will be disapointed, I'm confident of that.

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    1. I love the way rat invents a question. Then demands that we answer it,

      If we answer it he will certainly redefine the words in the question after the fact.

      Just recall his "definitions of " country, america, palestine" to name a few.

      an ever changing definition to be sure.

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  21. If the FBI has violated the law, prosecution would be in order.

    I'm sure the boys are quaking in their boots.

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    1. Regardless of the boot quaking, you violated the law.

      if an FBI agent violated the law and you outed them?

      I am sure they will take it up with you personally.

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    2. nervous laughter comes from the mouth or Rat.

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  22. A Plan for Dealing With John Boehner


    I think we can all agree that John Boehner is a complete and utter failure as House Speaker. Marble-mouthed, unprincipled, double-dealing and cowardly are among the more positive attributes I can think of. Consider the man's actions over the two-and-a-half years that have elapsed since the Tea Party movement and Constitutional Conservatives brought him to power:


    • Despite an unprecedented series of White House scandals -- including, but not limited to gun-running to Mexican drug cartels, the Benghazi cover-up, IRS-gate, and repeated perjurious testimony to Congress -- John Boehner refuses to name a Select Investigative Committee or demand a Special Prosecutor.

    • In fact, in the case of the Benghazi cover-up, even though 75 percent of House Republicans want a Select Committee formed, Boehner refuses. That's right: John Boehner refuses to name a Special Committee on Benghazi, with dedicated budget, resources and staff -- and won't even tell us why.

    • And what could be the reason? Some have speculated that Boehner has secretly cut a deal with Democrats in exchange for, well, who knows? Suffice it to say that if John Boehner is negotiating for you, you're going to walk out of the room wearing only your underwear. My guess is he really has cut a secret deal with Obama and Reid, perhaps regarding the debt ceiling or some other act of surrender that sells out the American people in exchange for his consolidation of more power.

    • And what is John Boehner's top priority right now? That's right: Amnesty. Legalizing tens of millions of illegal aliens, which we know for a fact will vote by a stunning 8-to-1 margin for Democrats. Brilliant.

    • As for de-funding Obamacare? That, too, Boehner refuses to do, instead holding fan-dance votes to repeal Obamacare, knowing that said bills will never see the light of day in the Senate. The Constitution grants the House of Representatives the power of the purse. Boehner could de-fund Obamacare -- completely -- if he wished, letting Obama try to rally support for his despotic and failed testament to central planning. But this Boehner will not do, because it requires brains, courage, principles and cojones.

    So what do we do about John Boehner?

    While there are grassroots efforts emerging to primary Boehner in Ohio's 8th District -- and we wish them all possible success -- the time has come to consider an alternative plan. A nuclear option, if you will.

    Assuming that Boehner wins his primary in OH-8, I suggest we rally support among Tea Party and Constitutional Conservatives in that district to vote. To vote Democrat.

    That single seat has virtually no chance of swinging the majority in the House one way or the other. A newly elected Democrat in that very Red seat will be a back-bencher and virtually powerless. This will give time to the district (and it is a very conservative district by all accounts) to assemble a credible candidate should one not emerge in 2014.

    I would never advocate such a tactic in the Senate even though Mitch McConnell is Boehner-lite. In the Senate the odds of taking majority control are simply too tempting to chance returning the dimwitted crackpot from Searchlight, Nevada to a seat of power.

    But Boehner, on the other hand, is such an egregious failure, such a cowardly and un-principled operator, that he must be ripped out of the Speaker's chair by any means necessary.

    Let's see what happens in OH-8, but I suggest we fund and vociferously support any -- and I do mean any -- Boehner opponent. Enough is enough.

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    1. .

      Don't call me a racist but there is also the fact that he is orange (a disturbing shade of orange).

      .

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    2. Go on and say it - he's yeller. God forgot the spine when he pottered Boehner.

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    3. No, he has been briefed, just a John McCain was.

      The operation in Benghazi a deep black op, and it is going to stay that way.

      No matter what the Tea Baggers want.

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    4. I imagine they could vote him out of the Speakership, if there was cause, which there's not.
      Mr Boehner is representative of the Republican Party.

      He and John McCain are the Republican Party.

      Ride that pony, or get off it.

      Enjoy the ride, if you want to remain a Republican.
      Because they are going to Party like it is 1999.

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    5. "A deep black op"

      Bwabwabwabwahahahahhahaha

      The whole fucking world had it all figured out in 24 hours.

      In fact there were news reports about what might be going on there way before the attacks.


      "and it is going to stay that way"

      Bwabwabwawbabwabwahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhaahhahhahahhhahaahhahahahhhaaaaahhhha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      The whole fucking world knows all about it. Only President Obama is still trying to write up a report, and is still collecting information.

      Pointing towards rat - you see that, folks, over there by the gun cabinet.....that's General Crapper, dumbest Mo Fuck on the Internet.....

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  23. from :

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-plan-for-dealing-with-john-boehner.html

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  24. Yowzers

    E85 at $2.19/gal in Oswego, Il. $1.50/gal Discount (41%) to Reg. Unleaded.

    Illinois rocking it

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  25. Barry Wynn, a former state Republican Party chairman. Wynn — the campaign treasurer for South Carolina’s other U.S. senator, Tea Party darling Jim DeMint of Greenville — has close ties with conservative activists across the state.

    “I can tell you there are some noisy people who would like to run somebody against Lindsey Graham, but they really represent a fairly small minority,” Wynn said. “My money would be on Lindsey to win any Republican Primary in the state by a landslide.”

    Wynn also cited Graham’s fundraising prowess, noting many of DeMint’s biggest campaign contributors also give generously to Graham.

    DeMint, the onetime Republican backbencher who has risen in stature to national conservative icon, disagrees with critics who brand Graham as a RINO — a “Republican in Name Only.”

    “Lindsey has been a really great partner of mine on just about every issue — Social Security reform, tax reform, a balanced-budget amendment,” DeMint said. “He’s passionate and great at what he does.”

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/02/19/2159087/graham-i-expect-a-primary-challenge.html#storylink=cpy

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    1. The perspective Democrat ...

      Jeremy "Jay" Stamper is an American entrepreneur and politician from South Carolina. Stamper first gained national media attention for pranks targeting Republican lawmakers[1][2][3] and has since founded several internet companies, including The Delaware Company, Progressive Homesellers and PersonRatings.com.[4] He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 2014 United States Senate election in South Carolina.[5][6][7]

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      “Lindsey has been a really great partner of mine on just about every issue — Social Security reform, tax reform, a balanced-budget amendment,” DeMint said. “He’s passionate and great at what he does.”


      :)

      "...and great at what he does."


      Social Security reform.

      Tax Reform.

      Balanced Budget Amendment.


      Yeah, Jim, you and Lindsey did great work.

      Where do they dig up these morons?

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  26. ...delightful...

    Kubrick orange - apropos the time

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  27. Our AIPAC shrill must have spent a lot of time in the archives, and came up with diddly squat as far as incriminating statements from the past. Just as my FBI friend told me, there is not much there, but a possible ATF investigation and some comedic relief.

    They must have dedicated the whole class to the research effort, just to find that I had admitted to speeding and smoking marijuana, golly gee. I did not read much of his rant, but it did seem he was trending towards keyboard hysteria.

    One thing I did notice ….
    When I referenced that our readers would be disappointed that quot had decided not deny that the secular state of Israel was a Middle Eastern polity, with no legitimate claim to being "Western". He then became even more unhinged, and challenged that we did not even have readers. This is comical, as he had earlier in the thread told us that the entire world reads this blog.

    What is "Occupation"Sat Aug 03, 10:52:00 AM EDT
    ...
    thanks again for proving to the world that you are ...


    There are to many people in the world for me to list them all.

    That our AIPAC shill, quot, is now ashamed of his Israeli passport, well, who can blame him.


    ;-)

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    1. I would not be ashamed IF I held one.

      In fact someday? I might just do that.

      But for now, just as much of an American as you...

      EXCEPT I aint a self confessed criminal like you

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    2. As America goes further into the toilet under the leadership of Obama?

      As America supports the moslem brotherhood, the islamic nazis of the middle east?

      As America becomes a socialist redistributive nightmare?

      I may some day get that Israeli passport and move there.

      Nothing unhinged about my responses. I think rat is projecting again.

      When rat gets caught LYING? He gets hysterical just like the bitch he is...

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    3. One thing I did notice ….
      When I referenced that our readers would be disappointed that quot had decided not deny that the secular state of Israel was a Middle Eastern polity, with no legitimate claim to being "Western". He then became even more unhinged, and challenged that we did not even have readers. This is comical, as he had earlier in the thread told us that the entire world reads this blog.


      I challenged you to produce the readers you claim existed.

      Your twisting of words is amazing.

      This last statement from you if looked up in the dictionary would have the words "wiggle, wiggle, wiggle" next to them.

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    4. One thing I did notice as well, the Rat never actually asks a clear question, with words and definitions understood in the beginning.

      Rat's trick? Get you to make a statement, any statement and then change the definitions of the words in questions.

      Just like the Arabs in a market bazaar. the final price? the final deal? the starting point...

      No reason to discuss anything other than Rat's criminal activities here at the blog.

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    5. Rat: Our AIPAC shrill must have spent a lot of time in the archives, and came up with diddly squat as far as incriminating statements from the past. Just as my FBI friend told me, there is not much there, but a possible ATF investigation and some comedic relief.


      Wow you are dense. Just search "az fbi national security" in the search box and poof the results are easy to find, even for a nitwit like you.

      So I appreciate again you releasing INTEL from the ATF? You are a proud American leaker JUST like Snowden. It's a crime to speak of ongoing investigations that are confidential, and to speak of them repeatedly on a public blog????

      Makes you a horrible American, I hope the Colonel will like your loose lips.

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      Damn, if I knew we had readers, I would have shaved.

      .

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  28. These recent threats to interests US of A, which are serious, and the travel warnings and the temporary closure of some US diplomatic missions, are the result of the Obama administration's attempt to rid the New Syrian Army of al-Qaeda elements, and provide weapons to the New Syrian Army alone, and not al-Qaeda. No one knows about any of these goings on because it is a deep black op and it is going to stay that way. Quirk is in Sanaa, Yemen now, deep under cover and going to stay that way. He is going to provide 'his own message' to al-Qaeda Arabian Pennisula from there, before heading on to Damascus, where he is to meet Hamdoon and Umatilla Jack for further deep black op activity. Don't tell anyone I told you this as it is all deep black op, and hush-hush, and is going to remain that way.

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    1. When Quirk was boarding the El Al flight out of D.C. to Tel Aviv I heard him mumble, as I was leaving, 'I've had it with this bullshit. It is coming to an end', as he tore open a Skittles package.

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    2. While Quirk, Hamdoon and Umatilla Jack are taking on al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, I am going to be taking on Las Vegas with my son. I don't know which is the tougher assignment. So, seeking advice, I turn to my OGF. -

      Bob,

      I forgot to say if you decide to reserve "Clint Holmes" you can reserve and print your tickets. Also you will be able to see the room and it's seating. Go to www.thesmithcenter.com - The Cabaret Theater :) I would get seats as close to the front as possible. The tables are intimate and hold four so you may end up with a single seating with you but that is no big deal. I like the Sunday matinee at 2 PM but in your case you might enjoy instead going at 7:30 PM on Friday or Saturday. I don't gamble so for me Las Vegas is shows, dinning, and shopping. Of course the spa and pool should be fun as well at the Golden Nugget. I don't like downtown much but it is coming back and they are trying to make it nice again. Now the Golden Nugget is different. It is fine! Very nice. If they give you a discount to see their show there because you are staying there do it. The fellow is pretty good at singing impersonations. I have seen him a few times. Sometimes when you are reserved at a hotel they give you a deal on their show. You might want to call the Golden Nugget's room reservations and ask regarding this. :)



      I do think for sure while here you should go to the Bellagio Hotel to view the Conservatory which is redone every few months depending on the season and holiday. Beautiful! That is always lovely. After you can go across the street by car or on foot to the Paris Hotel for lunch or dinner at Mon Ami Gabi. You will make reservations but when you arrive you will tell them you want to sit in either the Pavilion room or outside. I like the Pavilion room as it is sort of inside outside. The water fountains at the Bellagio start around 3 PM so you will be able to watch the water show from the restaurant. It is quite charming and I can almost feel like I am in Paris!



      More to come!

      J :)

      She does indeed know the city that never sleeps like the back of her hand. Put in 20 years as the Boss Concierge at the Desert Inn. She was starting to tell me one time how she 'took care of' Frank Sinatra when he was there, which was often, and not wanting to hear about it I changed the subject. She started the Concierge Association of America or whatever it is called, which turned into a big deal. Republican voter, too.

      I was thinking Howard Hughes was there during her time, occulting in his rooms at the top, and degenerating badly. Don't know if she took care of Howard or not, probably not, as he didn't allow anyone in there but his lawyers towards the end. heh I will ask her.

      Was going to do some gambling for someone but can't recall now if it was even and black or even and red I was to play. So, I will start with even and black, which I think it was, and switch to even and red if I am losing.

      No matter how tough it is down there, it will beat reading rat.

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    I forgot to say if you decide to reserve "Clint Holmes" you can reserve and print your tickets.

    Clint Holmes? Wasn't he that famous porn star from the late 90's who TMZ recently reported was now working as a male escort in Vegas?

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  30. That was Dangerous 'Clitoris' Homey, the females friend. Really Quirk, you become so easily confused these latter days, especially when the topic is your favorite, pornography.

    No, this Clint Holmes is high yeller like Obama the One, and worth a hell a lot more. His mother was a white singer, very good, and his father a black jazz musician. He took off from there. Puts on a little different act each time, she says, and is REALLY good. Does a lot of ad lib stuff too. Very handsome, open and warm, he is about our age and puts us to shame.

    It is going to be wonderful to be in Vegas for once without you around getting arrested by the police.



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  31. How the Lutherans shot themselves right in the head -

    Lutheran Exceptionalism—from Hope to Decline

    by IRD Staff August 2, 2013

    http://juicyecumenism.com/2013/08/02/lutheran-exceptionalism-from-hope-to-decline/

    Have been an uninvolved witness to all this. Kind of sad, in a way.

    Took a church that, for all its faults and theological absurdities, actually stood for something, and turned it into a politically correct political party.

    Very good but long article.


    An irony is, this very day, I got a little card from my church that said to me:

    'For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them'.

    Matthew 18:20

    Your Evangelical Lutheran Church holds people in regular prayer.

    This week we are praying for you.

    God Bless You

    You see, we pray for one member each week, round and round, and my number came up.

    I don't deserve this, as I hardly ever attend, and most can't stand Martin Luther, but it can't hurt.

    I feel they should at least give the Prayee an opportunity to state exactly what it is at which the person wishes the prayers directed.

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  32. A sign that we are fucked, the decline of cursive, the rise of cursing -


    August 4, 2013
    Are We Solving the Mystery of Atlantis?
    By Daren Jonescu



    >>Thus, the ancients tended to be exquisitely aware of the precariousness of their existence, and the severely limited moment they occupied in the grand calendar. We, on the other hand, take our existence for granted, and assume that we occupy a privileged moment in time -- namely, the "latest" moment. This is why the most profound ancient minds imagined the soul's journey through the afterlife in three-thousand or even ten-thousand-year increments, although they had little solid historical knowledge stretching even a thousand years back, whereas we, who casually discuss the universe in terms of billions of years, can barely remember what happened last week, and never engage in serious speculation on life ten thousand years hence -- let alone our own lives ten thousand years hence.



    Atlantis was Plato's mythical speculation (or development of a received speculation) regarding a more advanced human civilization that reason seemed to indicate must have existed at some point in the unending sweep of time. Francis Bacon's New Atlantis revived that speculation, but projected it into a semi-realizable future -- as a practical hope, rather than a quest for cosmic understanding -- thus demonstrating a chief intellectual difference between the ancient and modern West. (This difference may also be observed by comparing Darwinian evolution to its most famous ancient counterpart, that of Empedocles, who conceived of a never-ending cycle, encompassing both evolution and devolution.)



    This brings us back to the gradual, and seemingly inevitable, disappearance of handwritten language, and my question as to what might come next. Our age's progressive impulses are rooted in a foolish sense of indestructibility and irreversibility, and in dreams of impending "transformation." Cursive writing, like so many of our noblest and most valuable traditions, now seems disposable; we don't need it, because technology has rendered our former needs obsolete......

    ......We appear to be fulfilling a prophecy of the ancients, preparing ourselves for an eventual return to our roots -- namely, oral tradition. Or rather, to the precursor to such a tradition: a semi-verbal state of disjointed, prefabricated phrases that carry only vague signification, interspersed with emotive grunts and squeals -- and a devouring sea of violence, which is how men communicate when reason and language fail them.<<

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/are_we_solving_the_mystery_of_atlantis.html#ixzz2av8QQo00


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