COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“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."

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Eric Holder is in Afghanistan? Connecting the dots redux.


Taliban did not get the memo.

Dot connecting was quite the thing in DC for awhile but you don't hear much about it lately. It was almost as popular as was talking about what would happen at the end of the day, but that ended as well because at the end of the day, the day ends, but let's return to the dots and Eric Holder.

Why would Obama send Eric Holder to Afghanistan? At first I didn't get it. The dots were unconnected. I was perplexed, but then it hit me. It's obvious. When BP blew the well, Holder's minions were dispatched to the rigs. Obama has been threatening to sue Arizona longer than he has been paying attention to the gulf oil leak. Now Holder is in Afghanistan. Every time something of importance happens the Obama response is to unleash Eric Holder.

We are obviously going to sue the Taliban as nothing else has worked.

With all the suing going on it may make sense to consolidate. A class action suit against Arizona, the Taliban and the Limey assholes running BP, could reduce legal costs and help reduce the deficit.

It is obvious that as Obama is harnessing the power of the best legal minds in the country with Elena Kagan at the tip of the spear, his strategy is becoming more clear. Obama is going to be flexing America's legal muscles. We have showed the World what we can do with our aircraft carriers, investment bankers and Fannie Mae, but the World has seen nothing compared to the shock and awe of American legions of slip and fall lawyers.

Pity the Taliban, the American Citizens of Arizona and the LARBP. At the end of the day, Obama is going to get them, one dot at a time.

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Attorney General Holder meets in Kabul with Karzai, other top Afghan officials

By Ernesto Londoño
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Washington Post

KABUL -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other senior Afghan officials in Kabul on Wednesday amid rising concerns in Washington over the toll corruption is taking on the U.S.-led war effort.

Holder's visit comes at a sensitive time. U.S. lawmakers this week vowed to block U.S. funds for nonmilitary and humanitarian aid in Afghanistan in response to reports suggesting that Afghan officials are doing little to curb widespread corruption and in some instances have hindered U.S. efforts to bring prominent Afghan officials to justice.

On Tuesday, Afghanistan's attorney general disputed that his office's anti-corruption efforts are systematically stymied by political meddling from Karzai's office. Mohammed Ishaq Aloko said the only official who has tried to exert undue pressure on his office is U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry. He said Eikenberry suggested he could lose his job if he didn't pursue a fraud case.

In brief remarks after meetings with Karzai, Aloko and Justice Minister Habibullah Ghaleb, Holder made no mention of the controversies. Instead, he lauded the Afghan government's recent efforts to fight corruption.

"We have watched with interest from Washington the positive steps President Karzai and his cabinet have taken to help improve governance and enforce the rule of law," Holder said. "We applaud President Karzai for his actions and encourage him to continue his efforts, as much work remains to be done."

The Washington Post reported Monday that U.S. law enforcement officials who are partnering with the Afghan attorney general's anti-corruption task force have grown frustrated by repeated instances in which political pressure has derailed investigations targeting senior government officials and other prominent Afghans.

Those allegations and a report about billions of dollars, including aid money, being siphoned out of the country by Afghan officials prompted Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.) to announce that she will block nonessential funding for Afghanistan.

"I do not intend to appropriate one more dime for assistance to Afghanistan until I have confidence that U.S. taxpayer money is not being abused to line the pockets of corrupt Afghan government officials, drug lords and terrorists," Lowey, who chairs an Appropriations subcommittee that oversees State Department and foreign operations, said in a statement Monday. "Rampant corruption fosters the conditions that threaten the security of our troops and the stability of the Afghan government and economy."

Holder, in contrast, spoke optimistically about partnership initiatives between Afghan and American law enforcement officials in counternarcotics and anti-corruption investigations.

"The support and commitment of the United States to improve the lives of the Afghan people and establishing the rule of law will really outlast any military presence in this country," he said. He did not take reporters' questions.

Earlier Wednesday, insurgents detonated a car bomb outside the gate of an air base that serves as a NATO military hub in eastern Afghanistan and engaged in a gun battle with guards in the latest unsuccessful attempt by militants to penetrate a military compound.



At least eight suspected militants were slain in the attack on Jalalabad air base, Afghan officials said. The Taliban asserted responsibility for the operation, the Associated Press reported.

After the initial blast, NATO officials said, insurgents attacked the base's guards with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms, wounding two.

NATO officials said the air base's perimeter was not breached. "Afghan and coalition forces are always prepared to deal with attacks on this facility," Maj. Mary Constantino, a NATO spokeswoman, said in a statement. "The response this morning was immediate."

The attack was the third such attempted breach of a NATO military installation in recent weeks. A similar assault at Bagram air base May 19 resulted in the death of a U.S. contractor. Three days later, insurgents using rockets and mortars launched a coordinated attack on Kandahar air base, the largest military installation in southern Afghanistan.

Also on Wednesday, a NATO soldier was fatally shot in eastern Afghanistan. More than 100 NATO troops have been killed in Afghanistan this month, which has been the deadliest for the U.S.-led international force in the nearly nine-year-old war.



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  1. "The support and commitment of the United States to improve the lives of the Afghan people and establishing the rule of law will really outlast any military presence in this country," he said. Holder did not take reporters' questions.

    You can't make bullshit like that up or can you?

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  2. I was listening to Mark Levin talking to a lawyer from Justice who had been working the New Black Panther voter intimidation case in Philly, an open and shut case, he said, if there ever was one. There these morons are standing there with billy clubs in uniforms basically threatening people. The other side basically didn't even put up a defense, and Holder still ordered the case dropped. He resigned in disgust. Holder's an ass. I've never seen, never dreamed, we could have such a crew.
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    There was a famous one in 'For Whom The Bell Tolls'

    Our troops continue advancing without losing a single foot of territory.

    Nosostros tropas sigue avanthando sin perder un palma de terreno. I think that might be close.

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  3. Maybe we ought to make two countries, the Pashtun majority areas, which we bomb to smithereens, and the others, the old northern alliance, which we might be able to work with.

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  4. A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration's handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially motivated reasons.

    J. Christian Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a conservative blogger for Pajamas Media, says he and the other Justice Department lawyers working on the case were ordered to dismiss it.

    "I mean we were told, 'Drop the charges against the New Black Panther Party,'" Adams told Fox News, adding that political appointees Loretta King, acting head of the civil rights division, and Steve Rosenbaum, an attorney with the division since 2003, ordered the dismissal.

    Asked about the Justice Department's claim that they are career attorneys, not political appointees, Adams said "obviously, that's false."

    "Under the vacancy reform act, they were serving in a political capacity," he said. "This is one of the examples of Congress not being told the truth, the American people not being told the truth about this case. It's one of the other examples in this case where the truth simply is becoming another victim of the process."

    Adams claimed an unnamed political appointee said if somebody wants to bring these kinds of cases, "that' not going to de done out of the civil rights division."

    Adams also accused Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez of lying under oath to Congress about the circumstances surrounding the decision to drop the probe.

    The Justice Department has defended its move to drop the case, saying it obtained an injunction against one member to keep him away from polling stations while dismissing charges against the others "based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law."

    But Adams told Fox News that politics and race was at play in the dismissal.

    "There is a pervasive hostility within the civil rights division at the Justice Department toward these sorts of cases," Adams told Fox News' Megyn Kelly.

    Adams says the dismissal is a symptom of the Obama administration's reverse racism and that the Justice Department will not pursue voting rights cases against white victims.

    "In voting, that will be the case over the next few years, there's no doubt about it," he said.

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  5. This is jolting


    The federal debt will represent 62% of the nation's economy by the end of this year, the highest percentage since just after World War II, according to a long-term budget outlook released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

    For more detail on the report, check out this post in USA TODAY's The Oval.

    Republicans, who have been talking a lot about the debt in recent months, pounced on the report. "The driver of this debt is spending," said New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee. "Our existing debt will be worsened by the president's new health care entitlement programs…as well as an explosion in existing health care and retirement entitlement spending as the Baby Boomers retire."

    At the end of 2008, the debt equaled about 40 % of the nation's annual economic output, according to the CBO.

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  6. I think I was likened to a fat woman and war monger last night.

    And after all the trouble I went to, to write an earnestly supplicating post...

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  7. We have that clueless fool with the ridiculous name of Barrack Hussein Obama as president bragging about being ready to sign a banking bill that he cannot possibly have read.

    The bill has been voted affirmatively by most every Democrat in the House. I doubt 10% have read it and I am 90% sure that 90% of those that agreed to it are incapable of understanding it.

    It was written by hundreds of junior lawyers in hundreds of staffs who all had coaches from an army of lobbyists, probably much of it cut and pasted.

    The construction of the bill, the consequences and the costs will fall directly or indirectly on American consumers and taxpayers.

    The overall future effect of these obscene and grossly obese legal constructions to the country is unknown. Depressingly, the consequences are universally predictable.

    If Obama were a wise man and a good man, which to my mind he is neither, he would demand that Congress send no bill for consideration that exceeded
    five double spaced pages.

    The entire US Constitution is 6 pages long. Pages 1,2,3 and 4 are the base of the constitution, page 5 is the letter of transmittal and page 6 contains the Bill of Rights, all of them.

    The Constitutional Convention met on May 25, 1787 and adopted the propopsed Constitution as the version to be sent to the states for ratification on September 17, 1787. I doubt there was a dolt among any of the signers. It was read by all.

    The present House finance bill is 2000 plus pages long.

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  8. "We have that clueless fool with the ridiculous name of Barrack Hussein Obama..."

    I admit I do not get this particular hang up.

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  9. Clueless fools, on the other hand, we have aplenty, with properly Anglo names.

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  10. The man's entire psyche is convoluted in his name. The name is purposefully constructed to be rebellious, counter culture and I dare say un-American.

    The affectation and evolution was written about by Obama himself in his desperately seeking daddy phase of his life which may still be continuing.

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  11. "The name is purposefully constructed to be rebellious, counter culture and I dare say un-American."

    He didn't choose his own name, for God's sake.

    Nor his parents.

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  12. Think about it, Blue.

    What's in a name?

    Take Eric Holder for instance.

    A less suspicious-sounding name one could not find.

    And yet he gets no love for it.

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  13. It may be a lack of imagination on my part but it seems to me that before he became president we were not supposed to notice the Hussein part.

    At the inauguration we were treated to the revival. He really was Barry for awhile and then back to barack. You certainly can have more fun with it than with Fred or Bob.

    Barack is a morph in many ways. You really have to read his 'Daddy Please'.

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  14. True on Eric, deliciously Dickensonian.

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  15. And you really cannot get more solidly American, name-wise, than George Walker Bush.

    Didn't do much to mitigate or prevent the shit pile we landed in.

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  16. "I think I was likened to a fat woman and war monger last night."

    It was an older picture, from a more "opulant" time.

    However, Calliope, like Wonder Woman, is constantly evolving.

    Not Your Father's Linda Carter

    As Andre was wont to say, "Mon dieu, Blackhawk!"




    (Can't help with the warmonger issues I'm afraid.)


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  18. The Associated Press

    "A Swiss team planning to circle the globe in a solar-powered plane has postponed a 24-hour test flight because of an equipment problem.

    Bertrand Piccard, co-founder of the Solar Impulse team, says he cannot say when the next attempt will be made.

    But he says the test flight has to happen before the beginning of August because after that the days will be too short to charge the plane's batteries to last through the night."

    Piccard told supporters and reporters at the Payerne airfield in Switzerland on Thursday that it was the team's first setback.
    "If this project was easy, everybody else would have already done it," he said."




    Hmm.





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  19. It's comparable to folks saying that Bush was a NAZI, one that really was a deserter from the Texas Air National Guard.

    Taking distaste for the individual politico beyond any reasonable level of discourse.
    Happens on both sides of the partisan chasm, it seems.

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  20. And your espionage bunny, Anna? Not a true red head and therefor not to be trusted in any way, shape, or form.

    Always seek confirmation.

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  21. Barrack Hussein Obama has created more wealth than any President, well, since at least Clinton.

    Just look to the gains made on the Dow Jones Industrial average since March of 2009.


    When the Dow tanked, in February of 2009, the great looses, those were blamed upon Barack, now that those assets have recovered, that recovery must laid at the Oval Office, as well.

    But, strangely, that has not happened, here at the Elephant Bar. No, the Dow is no longer a subject of conversation, now that President Obama has caused an economic miracle to occur, with the longest and highest "dead cat bounce" in history.

    Things must really be suckin' in PA. No remodels and less new construction.
    Costa Rica, there too, the economy has hit a debt wall.

    A global recession, caused by ever increasing energy prices and sixty years of Federal deficits, not the last 18 months worth, is taking its' toll.

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  22. "But, strangely, that has not happened, here at the Elephant Bar. No, the Dow is no longer a subject of conversation, now that President Obama has caused an economic miracle to occur, with the longest and highest "dead cat bounce' in history."

    Dow at 9700 and falling.

    Dead cat bounce is right. We are a patient lot at the EB.

    One also wonders if any of the 8 million unemployed still have any money in the market. I suspect the bankers are doing a little better.


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  23. "Always seek confirmation."


    I always do.

    It often gets me into a whole world of trouble.


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  24. Not a true red head and therefor not to be trusted in any way, shape, or form.



    Good lord, Trish, she's a spy.


    Besides, being 28 makes up for a lot.



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  25. "Good lord, Trish, she's a spy."

    Just sayin'. The fake red head is a notorious character to the counterintelligence folks.

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  26. Always seek confirmation...

    As of late that has not been quite so easy as it has been in the past, much of the present evidence having been removed prior to inspection, but fortunately not to unpleasant results.

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  27. "Taking distaste for the individual politico beyond any reasonable level of discourse.
    Happens on both sides of the partisan chasm, it seems."

    True.

    And I've determined there's just nothing to be done about it.

    Though I do make my futile gestures.

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  28. "As of late that has not been quite so easy..."

    : ) Good point.

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  29. While, back on topic ...

    Christopher Snedden, Director of the Australia-based consultancy Asia Calling.

    "It's much more tribal down south. There's not the insurgency problems up in the north because there are different groups up there, Uzbeks and Tajiks and various other people. But the Pashtuns down in the south, they are the ones that have to be placated. And to placate them is going to be very, very difficult." Snedden said. "And also, unlike Iraq perhaps, Pakistan and certainly those tribal areas in Pakistan are much more important in allowing groups like the Haqqani network to operate from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas [FATA] of Pakistan. And while Iran did support elements within Iraq, it wasn't able to so to same extent I don't think as those people in FATA are able to do with the Taliban."


    Our allies in Pakistan, still playing both sides, against US.

    That we pay them so handsomely to do that, still amazing, at least to me. Just exemplifies the level of corruption in our government, today.

    Imagine US trying to find "sympathetic" Japs that we could "do business with" on 1JAN42, in the wake of the attack upon Pearl Harbor.

    There is the primary example of a "culture change" and we are not rolling it back. No one is even trying, to achieve that.

    We have built the grandest armada the whirled has ever seen, we have the most accurate weapons and the best paid soldiers, ever.

    Yet border bandits in Southwest Asia, they cannot be met and defeated, by combined US forces.

    We have not gotten our money's worth, from the Federals' defense spending, not at all.
    Forty years of funding a full boat of "preparedness" options and we are still unprepared to engage border bandits in the deserts.

    Either at home or abroad.

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  30. To what do we owe the pleasure, allen?

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  31. "Just sayin'. The fake red head is a notorious character to the counterintelligence folks."


    Right. I'm sure it's written up in the manual.



    I thinking one of the Muses has her cat on this morning.



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  32. Just standing up for the special 2%.

    You know. God's chosen people.

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  33. "Just standing up for the special 2%.

    You know. God's chosen people.



    You're a Rosicrucian?



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  34. We will have so many red heads gathered in a single place at our family gathering in Deep Creek that one of us has to stay behind in an undisclosed location.

    Can't be too safe.

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  35. And I did not in any way mean to ignore the solemnity of allen's post.

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  36. Anytime, now, allen will see written here a scathing indictment of Russia and its corralled 11 member, deep-cover spy-ring. Certainly, EB patrons can be counted on to come down on the side of life sentences for all the offenders, ala Jonathon Pollard...Yes...

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  37. Maybe the other members of Team 44 want Holder to take a bullet outside the wire while investigating man made disaster injustices...He can die a hero and will not have to be bothered with questions about voter intimidation cases.

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  38. I, for the record, have already stated that 'Russians' ought always be prefaced by 'the fucking.'

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  39. I have a hard time taking that Russian spy ring seriously until I hear what they did. There has to be more to the story.

    I could never understand why we let so many Russians into the US in the first place.

    Pollard should still stay in jail.

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  40. "Pollard should still stay in jail."

    And he will.

    That's understood by both parties.

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  41. Deuce said...
    I have a hard time taking that Russian spy ring seriously until I hear what they did.


    ...amazing!

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  42. I'll say it again: Had we but the will and wherewithal to clean up on the Chinese...

    But we don't.

    And this is in no way intended as an ethnic smear.

    The Chinese Gov is as serious as any about its operations.

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  43. Some of the Russian "spies" have been here since the end of the cold war. The Feds have been tracking them since the Clinton era.

    So far there has been no indication that the 11 of them actually passed on any real information.

    They haven't even been charged with espionage. They've been charged with not signing up as an agent of a foreign government.

    It's unclear if "Moscow Central" has gotten anything for the millions they pumped into this group.

    They appear to be pretty inneffective. Kind of like that group of "terrorists" that were picked up a few years back down in Florida wandering around in camo outfits.

    One column quoted "Moscow Center indicated that it needs intels . . . try to single out tidbits unknown publicly, but revealed in private by sources close to State department, government, major think tanks."

    One (actually only me) can imagine them approaching Trish and sending some of her observations back to Moscow Central (MC).

    MC: What is this?

    Agent: It's what you asked for, private tidbits from a key source.

    MC: What do they mean?

    Agent: What do you mean, what do they mean?

    MC: WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

    Agent: I don't know.

    MC: Doy.




    It will take a while to figure out what if anything this group accomplished. They could still get up to five years on the charges that have been filed.


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  44. WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

    I don't know.

    :)

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  45. "True Blue" is a nice little diversion for these complicated times.

    About the French artist Yves Klein.

    Here's a bit to whet your appetite:

    "He communed by mail for five years with the headquarters of the mystical Rosicrucian society, in Oceanside, California, excited by the group’s belief that physical space is suffused with spirit.

    Spirituality was Klein’s long suit."

    Going thru my stacks of mail and stumbled upon the article. Photo is in b&w so can't tell if he was a red head. But we could pretend he was... Make it a trifecta.



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  46. Thanks, Gnos.

    Yves was a great man too soon gone.

    A copy of this article will finds its way to the archives of the Temple in San Diego.

    Curators are still deciding whether it should go into the "Abused Women Wing" or the "Baseball Wing".

    Remember, "As above, So below".


    (By the way the above motto looks great printed on T-shirts for ladies with large breasts. Cute as well as inspirational.)



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  47. ah now I get you're all down on the rosies cause they seem to be a mystical branch of the Lutes--funny I hadn't really been aware of them before--and operate a mail order business out of Cal. somewhere

    1. Historically, Rosicrucians consider Christian Rosenkreuz–a man who learned esoteric wisdom from Sufi or Zoroastrian teachers during a pilgrimage to the Middle East during the early 15th Century–to be their founder.

    2. Rosenkreuz nurtured 8 disciples who were doctors and sworn bachelors. They promised to heal the sick for free, maintain secret fellowship and find replacements when they died.

    3. Rosenkreuz’s legend emerged in three manifestos published in early 17th Century, the first being the Fama Fraternitatis.

    4. This legend inspired a college of invisibles who existed to advance inspired arts and sciences, including a spiritual and symbolic alchemy.

    5. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, some Christian groups styled themselves Rosicrucians, including Esoteric Christian Rosicrucians who professed Christ.

    6. While in Germany in the fall of 1907, Max Heindel understood his mission to prepare mankind for a new phase in religion after a visit from a highly evolved entity identified as an Elder Brother of the Rosicrucian Order.

    7. Around 1910 Heindel founded the Rosicrucian Fellowship on Mount Ecclesia in Oceanside, California, teaching the mysteries Jesus spoke about in Matthew 13:11 and Luke 8:10.

    8. RFs teach that man is spirit and body, but the body is improving through a series of existences as the power of God are opened to his life.

    9. Man is also unfolding latent spiritual powers through multiple rebirths.

    10. Consequently, death is viewed as rebirth into a larger sphere. And life as a school that prepares the man for this birth.

    11. Important to the RFs is the doctrine of the astral body, which evolves through multiple births.

    12. Tucked into this philosophy is the idea of two Christs: One within and one without. The Savior Christ and the Cosmic Christ. The Cosmic helps the Savior emerge in our spirits.

    13. Invisible Helpers–students of the Western Wisdom Teachings– continue Heindel’s work, namely preaching the gospel and healing the sick.

    Frankly I don't see much wrong with any of this, they haven't blown anything up, have they?

    Frater Bob

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  48. ah now I get you're all down on the rosies cause they seem to be a mystical branch of the Lutes--funny I hadn't really been aware of them before--and operate a mail order business out of Cal. somewhere

    1. Historically, Rosicrucians consider Christian Rosenkreuz–a man who learned esoteric wisdom from Sufi or Zoroastrian teachers during a pilgrimage to the Middle East during the early 15th Century–to be their founder.

    2. Rosenkreuz nurtured 8 disciples who were doctors and sworn bachelors. They promised to heal the sick for free, maintain secret fellowship and find replacements when they died.

    3. Rosenkreuz’s legend emerged in three manifestos published in early 17th Century, the first being the Fama Fraternitatis.

    4. This legend inspired a college of invisibles who existed to advance inspired arts and sciences, including a spiritual and symbolic alchemy.

    5. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, some Christian groups styled themselves Rosicrucians, including Esoteric Christian Rosicrucians who professed Christ.

    6. While in Germany in the fall of 1907, Max Heindel understood his mission to prepare mankind for a new phase in religion after a visit from a highly evolved entity identified as an Elder Brother of the Rosicrucian Order.

    7. Around 1910 Heindel founded the Rosicrucian Fellowship on Mount Ecclesia in Oceanside, California, teaching the mysteries Jesus spoke about in Matthew 13:11 and Luke 8:10.

    8. RFs teach that man is spirit and body, but the body is improving through a series of existences as the power of God are opened to his life.

    9. Man is also unfolding latent spiritual powers through multiple rebirths.

    10. Consequently, death is viewed as rebirth into a larger sphere. And life as a school that prepares the man for this birth.

    11. Important to the RFs is the doctrine of the astral body, which evolves through multiple births.

    12. Tucked into this philosophy is the idea of two Christs: One within and one without. The Savior Christ and the Cosmic Christ. The Cosmic helps the Savior emerge in our spirits.

    13. Invisible Helpers–students of the Western Wisdom Teachings– continue Heindel’s work, namely preaching the gospel and healing the sick.

    Frankly I don't see much wrong with any of this, they haven't blown anything up, have they?

    Frater Bob

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  49. It is odd , I have to admit that I am just not taking this Russian thing seriously. It just sounds so whacky to me.

    There are so many ways to get intelligence today from your laptop.

    The Russians have some of the best hackers in the World. It all seems so yesterday and it astounds me that the Russians would spend anything significant defending borders in Europe. There is as much a chance of any European country assaulting Russia as there is of New Jersey going at Pennsylvania.

    The real damage has been done by the Chinese.

    It is not that I even trust the Russians. I don't. This thing just doesn't feel right to me.

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  50. "It all seems so yesterday..."

    HUMINT?

    Not.

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  51. Maybe I have been too consumed with Barack the Banal.

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  52. Damaged goods, beaten to a pulp by PaP-a-Doc Obama, assaulted daily by those flapping purple lips.

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  53. I mean we have let in 500,000 Russians since 1970, many if not most pretending to be Jews. If they can fool us about their ethnicity, they can fool us about a lot of things.

    Obama wants to award a blanket amnesty to who knows how many, from who knows where, and that in itself makes it hard for me to get worked over these eleven.

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  54. Perhaps the FBI just needed a base hit.

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  55. Needed to "report" a base hit. There.

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  58. It's the ghost of Red Adair--

    Progress in the Gulf?
    Bruce Thompson
    The flow of information from BP and the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command has been less than transparent, but the website The Oil Drum has lots of information that offers some much needed hope to residents of the Gulf States.

    The Man in Charge

    The man in charge is John Wright of the John Wright Company, a part of Boot & Coots International, the successor the Red Adair's company . Mr. Wright reports that his firm has successfully used relief wells to control 40 out of 40 wild wells.

    How the Relief Well will be Drilled

    BP's Kent Wells has put out a video of the process of drilling the relief wells. The Oil Drum's contributor "Heading Out" has a terrific post on how the Macondo #3 relief well (RW) will be interconnected to Macondo #1, the WW (Wild Well).

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  59. Today, I heard they were within 15 feet of the damaged pipe.

    Now it starts getting tricky.


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  60. Deuce said...
    I mean we have let in 500,000 Russians since 1970, many if not most pretending to be Jews. If they can fool us about their ethnicity, they can fool us about a lot of things...

    Thu Jul 01, 04:05:00 PM EDT




    The Jewish Mafia & Their USA Bankers

    “The jewish bankers killed Stan Meyer. He invented a car that ran on water and got 100 miles to the gallon!”

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  61. There's a long unrecognized alliance between the Swedish mafia and the Jewish mafia. It's so secret even the Jewish mafia doesn't know about. Bob told so.


    mee'mi

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  62. Did you notice, Quirkie hon, that AL Gore told the masseuse he had some tension in his second chakra? I get that alla time.

    mee'mi

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  63. Civil rights complaints would only be pursued when initiated by people of color against white people.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2010/07/01/doj-slimes-whistleblower-adams-in-panthergate-case/


    Things are getting bad. We must do well in November. These people really are leading the country towards a civil conflict of some kind. If we do really well, we at least can get some real investigations going.

    The name of that New Black Panther, same name appeared on the who's been to the White House list, and people think it's the same guy, though not certain.

    How in the hell did we ever ever come to this pass?

    And, look for a big riot coming up soon in Oakland, if the verdict goes for the policeman.

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  64. I believe that Holder is in Afghanistan to serve an arrest warrant on Osama, have his G-Men take him into custody and wrap up this entire sordid affair.

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  65. Elian Gonzalez, now 16, would like you to know that he's not angry with the relatives who tried to kidnap him and is grateful that so many Americans supported his return to his Cuban paradise

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  66. Meanwhile Nancy Pelosi says unemployment checks are the fastest way to create jobs.

    Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

    Talking to reporters, the House speaker was defending a jobless benefits extension against those who say it gives recipients little incentive to work. By her reasoning, those checks are helping give somebody a job.

    "It injects demand into the economy," Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."

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  67. I never got no unemployment check and I got plenty jobs.

    mee'mi

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  68. Goodnight Mee'mi, early registration starts after the Fourth, remember.

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  69. I'll remember, nite daddy.

    Mee'mi

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  70. "I believe that Holder is in Afghanistan to serve an arrest warrant on Osama, have his G-Men take him into custody and wrap up this entire sordid affair."

    We should be so lucky.

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  71. What the hell, Blue? It's ten til seven and no new post.

    No fresh opportunity to keep all serious people away with mindless - not to mention occasionally drunken - chatter.

    I don't mean to be critical but, jeez...

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  72. In other words, the Admin is there to show the Mil how to get 'er done.

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  73. Let me give you posting rights and you serve up a new one, Red.

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  74. "In other words, the Admin is there to show the Mil how to get 'er done."

    I'm sure we're taking copious notes.

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  75. "Let me give you posting rights and you serve up a new one, Red."

    Are you kidding?

    I haven't even bothered to learn how to appropriately link.

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  76. Caio, work calls.

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  77. I finally got economics worked out, thanks to Pelosi.

    What you do is, since unemployment checks are a great job creator and stimulator, you raise the unemployment to one hundred percent and voila, everyone's working.

    Where's the money come from for the unemployment checks? The money tree, of course.


    It's been pointed out that the people sitting behind Obama, at his speeches, the highly selected, are looking rather glum.

    Unemployment's not coming down. Not with those tax increases next year, and all the shit they are piling on this year. The thing that would work, get rid of the capital gains, lower tax rates, are the very things they can't do, hooked into a false outlook as they are. I expect things to get worse.

    And then there's Iran and Israel.

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  78. Front page of the WaPo today, bob: Housing Market Stalls.

    One would think that with no end of bad news on just about every front, the GOP would have a cakewalk come November.

    And they would, were they not so f'ed up themselves.

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  79. trish said,

    One would think that with no end of bad news on just about every front, the GOP would have a cakewalk come November.



    Satan’s 3 Offers To The Jews

    “We Just Have To Stop The Jews
    & Their Master “Satan” From Ruling Our Nation!
    NOW!”

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  80. 600,000 just, flat, walked away from the labor market this month. Said, "No Mas."

    When they drop out, and quit looking, they're no longer counted as being "in the labor force." So, instead of the unemployment rate going to 9.9 it went to 9.5%.

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  81. This was a really strange report.

    I'm going back to bed.

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