“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Iran 'planning 10 new uranium enrichment sites'

Iran 'planning 10 new uranium enrichment sites'

Iran's government has approved plans to build 10 new uranium enrichment plants, according to state TV.
The government told the Iranian nuclear agency to begin work on five sites, with five more to be located over the next two months, the report said.

It comes days after the UN nuclear watchdog rebuked Iran for covering up a uranium enrichment plant.
Western powers say Iran is trying to develop nuclear arms. Iran says its nuclear programme is peaceful.
On Friday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) passed a resolution that was heavily critical of Iran for covering up a uranium enrichment plant near the town of Qom.

Earlier on Sunday it was reported that the Iranian parliament had urged President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government to reduce co-operation with the IAEA.


  1. Iran...

    Oh yeah, I did mention that didn't I....

    Although those that can't even spell" Israel" act as HaSatan in clouding up the cult of Baal's true aims...

    Maybe rodents are part of that pre-abrahamic evil morass that infect the world after all we are always "accused" of being the root of Abrahamic cults" and all that entails....

    Maybe it's time for being Macabees and not Kapos...

    Loving Life verse the People who love death...


    Sounds like we have heard this tune so many times before...

    Walks like a duck, talks like a duck, looks like a duck, feels like a duck, tastes like a duck, smells like a duck, sounds like a duck and admits it's a duck...

    Believe their own words...

    "Big Satan, Little Satan must be destroyed"

    "World without Israel"

    "Holocaust never happened"

    "no homosexuals in iran"

    Take Iran at their words....

    They are real, they are a real threat.

    It's a hydra....

    right now Iran is the current head, hamas, syria, arabia, pakistan, moslem brotherhood, CAIR, jihad, alqueda, the Gulf nations that fund the international arab media and so on....

    today in sweden?

    Another tip of the head.....

  2. Even the anti-American, anti-Israeli, arab loving, Jew hating IAEA chief has to admit that Iran investigation at 'dead end' and he is a complete failure.........

    Iran is going nuke and embrace it. love it, and bow to it's domination...

    VIENNA – The outgoing head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday his probe of Iran's nuclear program is at "a dead end" and that trust in Tehran's credibility is shrinking after its belated revelation that it was secretly building a nuclear facility.
    Mohamed ElBaradei's blunt criticism of the Islamic Republic — four days before he leaves office — was notable in representing a broad convergence with Washington's opinion, which for years was critical of the IAEA chief for what it perceived as his softness on Iran.

  3. "And so my national security team is currently reviewing our existing Iran policy, looking at areas where we can have constructive dialogue, where we can directly engage with them," Obama said during his first prime-time news conference, less than a month into his presidency.

  4. "...our existing Iran policy..."

    And once they realized how hopelessly full of shit and dead in the water they were on the State-level engagement front, they took the previous admin policy, went through with a red pen - adding a comma here and crossing out a clause there - and, voila!, the current admin policy.

    (Still not sure if it rises to the level of policy rather than a grab bag of untethered programs, but you go with what ya got until you pull a policy out of your hat.)

  5. I wonder how good our "war plan" is for a 1,000,000 man army to come flooding across the border into Iraq?

  6. Steve Benen at WashMonthly:

    GIVE VOTERS A REASON.... The latest Research 2000 poll for Daily Kos included the usual question on the generic congressional ballot, with Dems still enjoying a modest edge over Republicans, 37% to 32%, with 31% unsure. Democratic numbers were strongest in the Northeast (53% Dems, 7% GOP), and Republican numbers were strongest in the South (51% GOP, 21% Dems).

    But this poll added a new question to the mix to measure voter enthusiasm: "In the 2010 Congressional elections will you definitely vote, probably vote, not likely vote, or definitely will not vote?" The overall results aren't nearly as interesting as the partisan breakdown.

    Among self-identified Republican voters, 81% are either "definitely" voting next year or "probably" voting, while 14% are "not likely" to vote or will "definitely" not vote.

    Among self-identified Independent voters, 65% are either "definitely" voting next year or "probably" voting, while 23% are "not likely" to vote or will "definitely" not vote.

    And among self-identified Democratic voters, 56% are either "definitely" voting next year or "probably" voting, while 40% are "not likely" to vote or will "definitely" not vote.

    Markos, who called the results "shocking," explained:

    Two in five Democratic voters either consider themselves unlikely to vote at this point in time, or have already made the firm decision to remove themselves from the 2010 electorate pool. Indeed, Democrats were three times more likely to say that they will "definitely not vote" in 2010 than are Republicans.

    This enormous enthusiasm gap ... seems to make passing legitimate health care reform an absolute political necessity for Democrats. This polling data certainly should be something for Congressional leadership to consider, as they move along the legislative path.

    Just because you pass it doesn't mean most Democrats will like the end product. Especially Progressives, who were all fired up at the time of the election right through to about September.

    They don't so much feel that their lunch is about to be swiped in the form of political turnover come 2010 as they feel that their lunch has already been swiped by more conservative members of their own party.

  7. I think we could defend one, or two desert bases, but I'll guarantee you the oil fields are gone.

  8. They don't have to come flooding across the border. They're already there. The biggest internal security threat to the Iraqi government that there is - at the same time that the Iraqi government works to maintain and further develop its commercial and other ties to its neighbor.

  9. the nightmare is becoming a reality. you can thank people like desert parasite who gave us therapy on our 'irrational fears' over this. misdirecting us as it were.

  10. Not to worry about those new enrichment plants. Ron Paul, guru to the light headed, has said Iran is entitled to nukes, deserves nukes, is surrounded by nukes, it's only natural they have nukes.

    Besides, nukes are over rated anyway.

    So there.

  11. depends on the war plan


    I'd hit the usual targets that most people think of, but i'd light off an EMP over Iran 1st....

    take out all modern devices INCLUDING TRUCKS and CARS...

    Iran is a hugh place, if your entire electrical system is fried good doing anything but survival....

    Would be interesting to see what most major population centers of Iran would look like after an aggressive EMP strike...

    Certainly would be a "teachable" moment...

  12. You may know, trish, what is the currency in regular use, now, in Basra.

    Two years ago it was reported to be the Iranian rials.

    Is that still the case or is the Iraqi dinar the currency of commerce?

    The real question is how much of the Iraqi Army is loyal to the Iraqi government, how much of it is loyal to the sectarian leadership outside of the government?

    The Iranian influence may already have upwards of 100,000 men in Iraq, in uniform, today.

  13. but i'd light off an EMP over Iran 1st....

    Was thinking that very thought myself. Have read varying estimates of ow effective they might be, an EMP attack.

  14. While wi"o" has a program that will drive the whirled into economic depression, because he is afraid.
    Their export partners:

    China 15.3%, Japan 14.3%, India 10.4%, South Korea 6.4%, Turkey 6.4%, Italy 4.5% (2008)

    He is worried about Iran.

    Others fear "Global Warming"
    While some think there are fascists under every rock, behind every tree.

    Learn to live with a nuclear Iran.
    Or buy 'em off.

    But there will be no war, instigated by US or any of our client States.

    Take that to the bank, amigos.

  15. the rodent says: But there will be no war, instigated by US or any of our client States.

    Take that to the bank, amigos.

    The started years ago...

    If your to short sighted to see that then your deluded...

    take that to the bank....

  16. No, Rat is absolutely right.

    That is the point I was trying to make. There's no way we're going to sanction a "hit" on any Iranian facilities. At least, not a military hit.

    We may not "want" Iran to have nukes; but, they WILL have nukes.

  17. There was a HIT already on Iranian nuke plants...

    stop being so myopic..

    the war is going on as we speak...

    google yemen, jordanian forces, saudi forces, us blockade, saudi blockage, iran

    google hezbollah

    google marine barracks

    google Ali Reza Asghari, syrian nike site IDF

  18. Personally, I'd have to think about it; but I might not be all that averse to a full-scale war with Iran. Get it over with, and cancel the "long war."

    But, we won't. And, that's that.

  19. Iran has been building its own economic coalition as has been pointed out many times.

    We hanged the guy who could contain Iran from Iraq as he went down cursing the Iranians.

    I would not be surprised if Iran already had a bomb. Whether they do or will shortly is irrelevant. Iran cannot survive a nuclear exchange with Israel or the US. I have not noticed any Iranian leaders blowing themselves up, and do not expect to see it in the future.

    I have no doubt that we can do great damage with an air war over Iraq, but a third ground war in the ME? Surely Iran would wage one on several fronts.

  20. No WIO; we're Not "at war" with Iran. We've been playing "diplomacy with wet work."

    WWII was a "War." A War is when one nation lives, and the other nation dies (or, at least, lives under greatly reduced circumstances - unless you lose to the Americans, of course.)

    Even with the Americans you end up getting your country blown all to hell. Nope, we ain't been "at war."

  21. "Two years ago it was reported to be the Iranian rials."

    And it probably still is. This is not uncommon to border areas and in most, the "harder" currency wins out.

  22. Iran has been watching us for awhile, now. They know we covet the oil, and that we cringe at the idea of all-out war in Baghdad, and Basra.

    Whether they "want it," or not, isn't important. They know we really, really don't want it.

  23. rufus: Even with the Americans you end up getting your country blown all to hell. Nope, we ain't been "at war."

    My country is America.

    We are at war, war is not static, not to be defined by numbers of ships, tanks and missiles...

    The battle we are in AT THE MOMENT may not be full exchange of all weapons, but it's still war...

    iraq was/is a battlefield

    iran is too...

    it's war...

  24. (Peermate of the Month: Al Gore, reclining naked, draped in dead polar-bear fur, on a melting ice floe),

  25. The more their echo chamber shriveled, the more Mann and Jones insisted that they and only they represent the “peer-reviewed” “consensus.” And gullible types like Ed Begley Jr. and Andrew Revkin of the New York Times fell for it hook, line, and tree-ring. The e-mails of “Andy” (as his CRU chums fondly know him) are especially pitiful. Confronted by serious questions from Stephen McIntyre, the dogged Ontario retiree whose Climate Audit website exposed the fraud of Dr. Mann’s global-warming “hockey stick” graph), “Andy” writes to Dr. Mann to say not to worry, he’s going to “cover” the story from a more oblique angle:

    I'm going to blog on this as it relates to the value of the peer review process and not on the merits of the mcintyre et al attacks.

    peer review, for all its imperfections, is where the herky-jerky process of knowledge building happens, would you agree?

    And, amazingly, Dr. Mann does! “Re, your point at the end — you’ve taken the words out of my mouth.”

    Can you believe it, Ash, those dolts Senator Inhofe and Rufus had it right.

    "It's called the weather." Rufus

    "Greatest hoax ever perpetuated" Senator Inhofe

  26. In a statement on its website, the CRU said: “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”

    Climate Change Data Dumped

  27. "Iran cannot survive a nuclear exchange with Israel or the US."

    I don't think this is particularly central to the problem of a nuclear Iran.

    "Strategic shift," I think, is.

  28. The Iranians are probably looking at Pakistan as their role model.

  29. Washington State has lost five cops now in less than a month to execution-style murders.

  30. the keywords in Mark Steyn's article boobie are "wholly corrupted the “peer-review” process." or as said in the the times piece you linked:
    'CIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

    It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years."

    Obviously the scientific method and the peer review process has been invalidated when the original data is not available for examination. This, however, does not mean the claims made are false either.

  31. "Extraordinary Claims," Ash, require "Extraordinary Proof."

    The "Proof" went "Poof."

    All we're left with now is an exceedingly unlikely "Story."

  32. Kultursmog--Global Warmists Caught Red-Handed

    This, however, does not mean the claims made are false either.

    Well, I suppose it doesn't, but it does give a rational man a hell of a lot of pause to wonder.

    But, the point is, you were arguing the o so purity of the peer review 'process' and some of us others said it 'might be rigged'.

    I let the reader decide.

  33. Just cause the numbers were fudged, we might be right!

    Let's turn lives over to the United Nations!

    Holy Shit.

  34. No, bobal, I argue that the scientific method coupled with the peer review process has served us well to date. Violating both does not mean that the processes are poor ones only that they weren't followed.

  35. Incredible amounts of money, and power are at stake.

    Not to mention, "invites to the best cocktail parties."

  36. It would be useful if you actually debated the science bobal, but I haven't seen you do that as of yet.

  37. "Peer Review" has been a clusterfuck all through history. From Gallileo, to Einstein. Important, Ground-breaking Science has Never passed "peer Review."

  38. That statement can also apply to the folks on the other side of the argument rufus.

  39. That's a load of shit rufus.

  40. Bill Hussein O'Stalin 11.26.09 @ 9:43AM

    "By your e-mails they shall know you."
    Modern Day Poverb

  41. It would be useful if you actually debated the science bobal, but I haven't seen you do that as of yet

    First, I'm not really a scientist like you, Ash.

    And at this point, we would seem we don't really have any 'science' to discuss.

    We got some made up shit.

    At least on one side of the debate.

    I've said I think we probably need another hundred years or so to get more facts before we can really begin to discuse it.

    I kind of bought into it at first. Mankind probably has an impact, but what, and how much, and how do we know.

    And, is it for the good or the bad?

  42. Well, then, allow me.

    CO2 Is a "greenhouse gas." Unfortunately, for the warmistas, its effect is, also, logarithmic.

    It's pretty well accepted by Deniers, and Warmistas, alike, that the next doubling wouldn't be worth much more than between 1, and 2 degrees, centigrade. This means the whole warmista argument depends on "tipping points," and "Positve Feedbacks."

    The Big problem for the Warmistas is that "Positive" reinforcement is very Rare in nature. The warmistas have tried to build a hypothetical case for how it might work, but "Observation" of natural feedbacks seems to go against them.

    It all seems to boil down to clouds. Whereas the warmistas have some fudged computer calcs to work with, Lindzen, and Spencer have spent a great deal of time actually "Observing" the effects of clouds using Satellite observations.

    Erbes (Lindzen) seem to point to either a neutral to slightly negative feedback from clouds (you may have noticed on a hot summers day how it got cooler when a raincloud passed overhead.)

    Anyways, it appears to me that one side seems to be trying to do "Science," and the other side seems to be playing obfuscation, fraud, deceit, fudge the data, hide the decline on their X-Boxes.

    I'm going with the Scientists.

  43. I commend you for actually addressing the science rufus. I'd like to point out that the science does not have only two sides and that the institution that did not retain their original data is not the only body studying the issue nor the author of the only report on it.

  44. In the nineties, and early aughts you had both, the PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation,) and the AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation) in "Positive" mode. You got a real nice warming - just like you were supposed to.

    Then the PDO went negative, leaving a positive AMO, and a negative PDO. Temps leveled off, and are trending downward a slight bit - just like they're supposed to.

    Meanwhile, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere continues its merry little climb. Just like it's supposed to.

    And, over the last fifteen years we've had a 6% increase in vegetation, worldwide. Just like we were supposed to.

  45. At the end of the Carbonaceous Period CO2 levels were about six times higher than at present. We, promptly, went into an Ice Age that lasted Millions of years.

    But, probably, the biggest problem of the whole hypothesis is that CO2 has Always LAGGED Temperature, Not vice versus.

  46. Science is a many sided thing, for sure, not just two sides, necessarily.

    And, even if everyone fudges their data, it still might be true that someone's right.

    At least we know that some have been fudging the data, to suit a particular view. This would seem to indicate that their view might not be correct, or totally correct, or they wouldn't have to fudge it.

    I'm off the subject for today.

    bob out

    Build nuclear power plants!

    Honduras is electing a new President today. Seems they are working out their own problems in a sane way. Wish them well.

  47. bob wrote"

    "At least we know that some have been fudging the data, to suit a particular view."

    Do we know that? The articles you linked only established that the original data was not retained.

  48. Remember how cold it was in the early/mid sixties? Go here: Mauna Loa and you will see that CO2 levels in the atmosphere actually Dropped between Jan 1964, and June 1965. And, the Steel Mills, and Auto Factories were running full-bore, world wide.

  49. Go here, Ash. Anthony Watts has been blogging, full-time, about the machinations of Briffa, Mann, and Jones to "hide the decline" in the "Proxie" record.

    What they've done is pure fraud. In fact, they, almost surely, broke several laws in trying to skirt the various FOI requests from your fellow Canadian, Steve MacIntyre.

  50. Okay, now go look at '97 - '98 vs '99, and 2000.

    Or, go look at 92 - 93 (very cold years) versus any two surrounding years.

    The fact is: The accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere is Very dependent on the temperature of the world's oceans.

  51. If you want to confirm which were the cold years go here. Satellite Record

  52. Of course, THIS is the "Piece de Resistance." Temps for last 12 Years.

  53. Steve McIntyre explains The Trick

  54. This will make it a little easier.

    Temperatures Charted

  55. Rufus, before you go any further, I have to warn you, James Hansen of NASA is on record as saying guys like you should be tried for "crimes against humanity".

  56. Teresita said--

    Washington State has lost five cops now in less than a month to execution-style murders

    I've been reading about that, today. Those guys had bullet proof vests on too, I think. Sitting in a cafe.

    One report said perps were one white guy and one black guy.

    Somebody is in custody too, I think.



    Any news?

  57. Along about this time, Bob, I think J Hansen has a lot more to worry about than ol' Ruffio.

    Talk about, "Laying Low." That cat's got the whole "bed" pulled up over him.

    He hasn't been "this quiet," "this long" since the ol' doc whacked his bottom (and his momma asked for a "maternity" test.)

  58. America vs. The Narrative

    Although most of the Muslims being killed today are being killed by jihadist suicide bombers in Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Indonesia, you’d never know it from listening to their world. The dominant narrative there is that 9/11 was a kind of fraud: America’s unprovoked onslaught on Islam is the real story, and the Muslims are the real victims — of U.S. perfidy.

    Have no doubt: we punched a fist into the Arab/Muslim world after 9/11, partly to send a message of deterrence, but primarily to destroy two tyrannical regimes — the Taliban and the Baathists — and to work with Afghans and Iraqis to build a different kind of politics. In the process, we did some stupid and bad things. But for every Abu Ghraib, our soldiers and diplomats perpetrated a million acts of kindness aimed at giving Arabs and Muslims a better chance to succeed with modernity and to elect their own leaders.

    The Narrative was concocted by jihadists to obscure that.

    It’s working. As a Jordanian-born counterterrorism expert, who asked to remain anonymous, said to me: “This narrative is now omnipresent in Arab and Muslim communities in the region and in migrant communities around the world. These communities are bombarded with this narrative in huge doses and on a daily basis. [It says] the West, and right now mostly the U.S. and Israel, is single-handedly and completely responsible for all the grievances of the Arab and the Muslim worlds. Ironically, the vast majority of the media outlets targeting these communities are Arab-government owned — mostly from the Gulf.”

  59. This guy was on Sheik al-Bob's favorite show for three hours last nite.
    Says SEVENTY PERCENT of the Mosques in this country hand out Saudi Wahabbi Hate Literature.

    FBI Swoops in to Stop the Return of CAIR's (Muslim Mafia) Documents

    Let the indictments begin! Take down the fifth column. Basta! We want an investigation of this jihad organization. Click here to sign the petition, and then forward it to everyone you know.

    New subpoena in conflict with judge's order on papers captured in undercover investigation

    WASHINGTON – While attorneys representing the co-author of "Muslim Mafia" were preparing late today to honor a federal court order to return documents obtained from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in an independent undercover operation, FBI agents served a warrant on a Washington, D.C., law office for the same documents.

    The FBI agents entered the capital law offices of Cozen O'Connor tonight and issued a warrant for thousands of pages of documents as well as audio and video recordings gathered by P. David Gaubatz and his son Chris in a daring and lengthy undercover penetration of CAIR in which the younger Gaubatz served as an unpaid intern for the group that was labeled an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in last year's Holy Land Foundation trial.

    CAIR claimed in a lawsuit that Gaubatz removed its papers and made recordings of employees "without any consent or authorization and in violation of his contractual fiduciary and other legal obligations." A federal judge in Washington issued a restraining order Nov. 3 barring the Gaubatzes from further use or publication of the material – 12,000 pages of documents along with audio and video recordings – and demanding that they return it to the Muslim group's lawyers.

    Plot to Islamize America

    Counter-terrorism specialist David Gaubats shared his insights into the plans of radical Muslim organizations to undermine the U.S. by gradually Islamizing America.

  60. I'm impressed by Ash's response to Rufus more than his original assertion.

  61. Doug, you mean This response?

    "That's a load of shit rufus."

  62. Or the, "Yo Momma does it, too" rejoinder?

  63. The "load of shit" comment was in reference to rufus's statement:

    "Blogger rufus said...

    "Peer Review" has been a clusterfuck all through history. From Gallileo, to Einstein. Important, Ground-breaking Science has Never passed "peer Review."

    There is just so many things wrong with that statement ranging from the notion that the clergy were Gallileo's peers to Einstein's acceptance by his peers.

  64. Ash, the type of "peer-review" that's being done to get published in Science, and Nature is more akin to 7th grade politics than it is to Science.

    They've been way, way, way out to lunch for a while, now.

  65. If the government is paying for the science then the scientists have a good financial reason to keep the bucks coming from the government by conforming to expectations and the government develops reasons to keep growing power and milking the taxpayers. A kind of mutual loop developes.

    In a small way I think that's what happened with the wolves out here. There was no real problem. And the elk herds were great. All fucked up now.

    And the taxpayers keep paying the bill.

  66. AGW is true! It is caused by man!


    Posted by: MoOnIce Nov 29, 07:58 AM

    Don't know if this has been previously pointed out on this site, but AGW is a wonderfully appropriate name for the folly that has been revealed recently in the science community; after all AGW has been man-made-up in the halls of academia, with aiding and abetting by their fellow travelers in government and the legacy media. How appropriate.

    Every time I hear the Gores, Manns, and Holdrens speaking about man-made global warming in future, I'm going to remember that it has been brought on by mankind, alright--the twisted, diabolical, and hell-bent among us.

  67. Here, Ash. This will start your familiarization process with the small clique of cohorts that constitute The Buds

    If you'll search "Wegman Report" you'll end up with his organizational chart showing all the relationships between the "players," uh, reviewers.

  68. They made a lot of shit, up, Ash. Why do you suppose they did that?

    Look, I know you're a Liberal, but you ain't no dummey. Guys like you might ought to ask yourselves if they're the same type of "Liberal" as you.

    Or better yet: Are "their' liberal goals the same as "your" liberal goals.

  69. I’ve spent 4 decades studying global climate change and as a scientist I am appalled at Krugman’s cavalier shrugging off the Hadley email scandal as ‘just the way scientists talk among themselves.’ That’s like saying it’s alright for politicians to be corrupt because that’s the way they are. Legitimate scientists do not doctor data, delete data they don’t like, hide data they don’t want seen, hijack the peer review process, personally attack other scientists whose views differ from theirs, send fraudulent data to the IPCC that is used to perpetuate the greatest hoax in the history science, provide false data to further legislation on climate change that will result in huge profits for corrupt lobbyists and politicians, and tell outright lies about scientific data.

    Posted by: Don Easterbrook | Nov 29, 2009 1:57:05 PM

    Posted on this thread at Watts up with that

  70. Huge turnout in Honduras. They elect the Conservative

    They're a little tired of Liberals, it seems.

  71. It's hard to give up that which you have already accepted by faith.

    Re: the Obama surge. I heard that it amounts to one battalion per month. We won't be able to judge the effect until late summer 2011. Through 2010 things will get rougher and before Obama's surge is complete, the US public will have tired of the weekly casualty count.

  72. A ramp-up of one battalion per month. Is that 900 men? How many battalions would we need to support a ground assault in Iran?

  73. Wife and I just watched This

    about where Shermen's men built a bridge across a river going into Columbia, S.C. 1865.

    A guy was claiming the historical marker was in the wrong place. Turned out, it was.

    The amazing thing was, they used a gizmo, sort of like we used to use in the City Engineering Dept. during my summer's work in high school, when locating lost water pipes, and stuff. Least we had iron to locate.

    This device, hand held, carried in front, about four or five feet across, that printed out a black and white running image of the ground, picked up some remaining echo of some kind of the people long ago, sort of spooky, like seeing ghosts, in a way.

    "See here, along here we would see where people would pass, but here, the troops were massed, waiting to go across the single file pontoon bridge."


  74. Half-stepping, again.

    While man of "misdirection" tells us that the US is at WAR!!!

    What a fool he really is.

    Elevating normal foreign intrigue beyond all sense of balance, because he is afraid for the well being of Eastern Europeons, living on the shores of the Med.

    Not putting US first, but allowing his loyalty to a foreign sovereign to really warp his reality beyond any recognition of the same.

  75. Not for me, bob, I have no grudge against those that speak any Semitic language.

    Do not need a guide book for a place I do not ever go.

  76. But it would seem that those that live by victimhood are forever tring to expand the definition of what makes them a victim.

  77. "Code Words" for hate

    I recall how the entire idea of "States Rights" was maligned, to the point that States now have few, if any "Rights" in their relationship with the Federals.

    Using racism as a tool to expand Federal power.

    When "States Rights" involves so much more of the original check and balances then is taught, today.

    Expanding what is seen as anti-Jewish, just more of the same. Brought to US by the same cultural ideology that spawned Saul Alinsky.

  78. 'Rat commits entire nestegg to invest in Isreali Settlement!

  79. ...figures it can't be worse than Phoenix!

  80. And that claims that Glenn Beck is a danger to our social order and National well being.

    That Glenn Beck is a man driven by hate and prejudice.

  81. I'd put my trust fund monies in the Palestinian titles to that land, if I was a speculator, doug.

    The beneficiaries would collect handsomely, eventually.

  82. But since I do not speculate in foreign economies, the money stays in American properties.

    We just bought a Scottsdale condo, for my parents to use when they are in town.

    Down to $105,000 from the bank, from $325,000 a couple of years ago. They did not get much of a deal, those that bought and financed at $325,000.

    Bet there are some nice condos down in Cabo or San Carlos that are available way back of book.

  83. At Least he don't have no crazy Swedish Wife to Go Ghetto on him!

    Trace Adkins has experienced a number of serious injuries as an adult. He had the pinky finger on his left hand partially severed and surgically re-attached. He was involved in a number of bar room incidents, and was also shot in the heart and lungs by his second wife. Adkins denies abusing her but comments that the relationship was marked by excessive alcohol use.[18]

    Adkins was born and raised in Sarepta, Louisiana, the son of Peggy and Aaron Adkins, a mill worker.[2][3] His musical interest came at an early age, when his father taught him to play the guitar.[1] In high school, he joined a gospel music group called the New Commitments. He was also a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA). Later, Adkins went on to study at Louisiana Tech University, where he also played football; after graduation, he took up work at an oil rig. He lost the pinky finger on his left hand in an accident, and asked doctors to reattach the finger at an angle so that he could continue to play guitar.[1] Adkins then moved on to playing in honky tonk bars around Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1990s. An executive of Capitol Records spotted Adkins playing at a honky tonk, and soon signed him to the label. Adkins is married to Rhonda Forlaw, together they have three daughters, he also has two daughters from his previous marriage.

  84. "Down to $105,000 from the bank, from $325,000 a couple of years ago. They did not get much of a deal, those that bought and financed at $325,000."
    I'll find an article about a high class resort in SOCAL Citi is selling to "a foreign investor" for 1/3 what they gave away.

    ...we have a place in escrow here where the previous owner lost $300k in 3 years!

  85. Citi Nears Sale of Resort Made Infamous by AIG

    Citigroup Inc. has a tentative deal to sell the St. Regis resort made infamous late last year as the site of a retreat hosted by bailed-out insurer American International Group Inc.

    According to people familiar with the talks, Citigroup has a letter of intent to sell the 400-room St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif., to an unidentified foreign investor for roughly $250 million. The outlay includes the buyer assuming the property’s $230 million mortgage and paying Citigroup $20 million — less than a third of what it lent on the property, these people said.
    A Citigroup representative declined to comment. The story was reported earlier by Real Estate Alert.

    Citigroup seized the resort in July from owners Makar Properties and Farallon Capital Management LLC, who had gone delinquent on Citigroup’s $70 million mezzanine loan on the property. Citigroup is marketing its interest in the properties through broker Eastdil Secured.

  86. Dr Housing Bubble to me
    show details Nov 28 (1 day ago)

    For a third?
    Prime CRE here.

    The CRE bust is going to rip through the banks in the next few years.
    It is already starting.

    Just look at Dubai which was the center of CRE madness.


    Dr. HB

  87. Womanhood not always what it's cracked up to be. to speak.

    Transsexual L.A. TIMES sportswriter found dead...

    Under a new byline, Christine Daniels, the writer chronicled the transformation on a blog titled

    "Woman in Progress."

    But by October 2008 Penner had quietly gone back to work as a man.

  88. ...or maybe he couldn't stand the thought of being condemned to manhood again.
    More Likely.

  89. "I'd put my trust fund monies in the Palestinian titles to that land, if I was a speculator, doug."

    Please, do!

  90. Putting his money where his mouth is.