Robert David Steele Vivas (born 16 July 1952) is an American activist and a former Central Intelligence Agency clandestine services case officer known for his promotion of open source intelligence (OSINT). He is the founder and CEO ofOSS.Net as well as the Golden Candle Society. He was a Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer for twenty years and was the second-ranking civilian (GS-14) in Marine Corps Intelligence Activity from 1988–92, and was also an adjunct instructor at Marine Corps University in the mid-1990s.
Steele was a candidate for the Reform Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election until 23 February 2012. -WIKIPEDIA
Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, an Iraqi “defector,” Curveball, helped get us involved in an unnecessary war in Iraq for ten years, cost us a trillion and killed one hundred thousand people. He was put up by people that wanted someone else (US) to do their dirty work to get rid of Saddam. It is happening now in Syria,ReplyDelete
This video has every face blurred out and the blurring make it easier to dub audio. I have serious doubt about the authenticity. What does it prove? Religious fanatics in the Middle East?
Most people knew about the lies years ago, just as likely that in 2015 we will find out about the lies and deceptions that got us involved in Libya, Syria and Iran.ReplyDelete
There is more truth in what people like Robert David Steele Vivas say than some people care to hear, especially anonymous posters of blurred videos.ReplyDelete
WASHINGTON — The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press, said the discounts — from January 1996 to June 2008 — were not only aimed at gaining influence for the company but to help mortgage giant Fannie Mae. Countrywide's business depended largely on Fannie, which at the time was trying to fend off more government regulation but eventually had to come under government control.
Fannie Mae was responsible for purchasing a large volume of Countrywide's subprime mortgages. Countrywide was taken over by Bank of America in January 2008, relieving the financial services industry and regulators from the messy task of cleaning up the bankruptcy of a company that was servicing 9 million U.S. home loans worth $1.5 trillion at a time when the nation faced a widening credit crisis, massive foreclosures and an economic downturn...
Cute Picture of the Day
I am sorry, I posted the video...ReplyDelete
AND the point was that Arabs and moslems have been sending suicide bombers to murder Jews and AMericans for decades with no fanfare...
It's the Arabs and moslems are doing it to themselves...
It's no secret, I found it funny....
What better way to celebrate Independence Day to watch a video of the arabs auctioning off their kids to become suicide bombers against each other...ReplyDelete
Made my morning...
Sharia is the Independence of the future,Delete
...just ask "Max"
Iran is building nukes, that is no lie...ReplyDelete
Whether America will do anything about it debatable.
Syria, Libya? America, under Obama, is supporting a rising Moslem Brotherhood, just as it did in Egypt and several other arab nations.
Iraq's war was a mistake, how dare we remove the single largest murderer of moslems in the history of the world.
After all, how could we ever want to stop someone who literally murdered 100,000 moslems a month? Really
If only Saddam was in power still, he could be butchering thousands of kurds, shia, iranians and others, all without us lifting a finger....
The Bildenberg Group?ReplyDelete
Speaking of "shadowy groups:"
The Fight Over Suri
More from the subterranean shadows of subterfuge - Leo Linbeck's CPA:ReplyDelete
After spending $2.7 million on a plethora of primaries over the last four months, the Campaign for Primary Accountability has failed to replenish those funds and had just $227,000 cash on hand at the end of May.
And with still nearly half of congressional primaries to come — including some inviting targets in Tuesday’s primaries — it doesn’t appear the super PAC will be able to take advantage of some solid opportunities to unseat other incumbents in the weeks ahead.
Linbeck's key concept was to replace incumbents at the primary level. I had some modest hope that the effort might be successful, but the political bench isn't particularly deep. Now it looks like the financing has dried up. Funny that.
Without a way to recycle the Washington players, the ex-spook with the beer gut is probably more right than wrong about swarms. I just wish the imagery were not so evocative of locusts.
People are easy to fuck with, aren't they?ReplyDelete
Referring to the "TomKat" link, of course.Delete
That too, but the Suri story is moderately interesting - in a Yikes sort of way.
I almost went with the announcement of Clare Danes' pregnancy for thematic reasons. She gets a medal?
Catholicism, Pentacostalism, Mohammedism, Scientologism . . . . . .Delete
Holy, Moly. Folks is "crackers." :)
We should rejoice in big oil. Someone's got to keep Ruf lubricated.Delete
“We’ve demonstrated that our concept works,” Ellis said. “We are looking and focusing on the longer term in 2014. What we saw here in this cycle was a dearth of credible primary challengers. And we hope and want to encourage more challengers in the 2014 cycle.”ReplyDelete
Denmark Central Bank has gone to a -0.2% Interest Rate.ReplyDelete
They're givin' money away.Delete
They're Paying you to take it.Delete
What this means is, the Danish Banks can either put their money on deposit with the Central Bank, and have a "guaranteed loss" of 0.2%, or they can loan it out, and, maybe, make a buck.
On this day in 1865, the Salvation Army was founded in London by William Booth.ReplyDelete
Since mid-2011, the Nationalbanken has cut its main interest rate several times, both in alignment with and independently of the ECB, to stabilize the krone.ReplyDelete
Danes rejected euro-zone membership in a referendum in 2000, but pegged the krone to the euro. The krone is allowed to sway 2.25% either side of the central rate of 746.038 krone per 100 euros.
China's central bank lowered interest rates for the second time in less than a month, a surprise signal of official alarm at the state of the world's second-largest economy.ReplyDelete
Ahead of the latest rate cut the central bank was flooding the local money market with cash—ramping up its use of reverse-repurchase operations, an increasingly important tool for pumping short-term liquidity into the banking system and so reducing banks' funding costs. It did something similar in May, shortly before it cut banks' reserve requirements, freeing up huge amounts of cash that banks could lend out to boost the slowing economy.
With the weakening Euro, vast deposits from Europe were flooding into the Danish Banks, causing the Krone to strengthen more than they wanted (the stronger Krone would affect their exports into the Eurozone.)ReplyDelete
WikiLeaks says it is publishing emails from Syrian political figures dating back to 2006 but also covering the period of the crackdown on dissent by Syria's regime.ReplyDelete
Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa, who has often been at odds with Washington and offered Assange asylum in 2010, has said that the South American country will take its time considering the application.
Libyans vote on Saturday for a 200-member national assembly that will name a prime minister, enact legislation and appoint a committee to draft a constitution.ReplyDelete
Libya's outgoing National Transitional Council said on Thursday that Islamic law (sharia) should be the "main" source of legislation and that this should not be subject to a referendum.ReplyDelete
There are no sizeable religious minorities in the oil-rich nation and secular values have little traction among conservative Sunni Muslims who make up the majority of the population.
Sharia on the march. Sharia, sharia, sharia. Everywhere I look, sharia.Delete
"People are easy to fuck with, aren't they?"ReplyDelete
Rufus finally gets something right.
Suit filed over Obama's Connecticut Social Security number.
The ample evidence Daniels gathered led her to believe that the 042 number Obama has been using “had previously been issued to another person,” one who lived in Connecticut between 1977 and 1979 and who was born in 1890.
A Palestinian call for an international probe into Yasser Arafat's death has won backing from Tunisia, after a report showing the leader may have been poisoned.ReplyDelete
Suha Arafat gave Al-Jazeera permission to take the items, which contained strands of Arafat's hair and traces of sweat, urine and blood, for testing at several European laboratories, including the Switzerland institute, which reported finding high levels of polonium.
can you say AIDS... but not to worry, they will blame it on the Jooes...Delete
Another Obamadoggle --ReplyDelete
July 5, 2012
Nevada geothermal company that received $98 million loan guarantee is failing
The idiocy of these loan guarantees continues to be exposed. Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP) was bleeding money even when the government stepped in with the loan guarantee.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/nevada_geothermal_company_that_recieved_98_million_loan_guarantee_is_failing.html#ixzz1zlg8LWQK
I'm beginning to lose count of the number of failed green projects.
That's nothing compared to the $1.2 BILLION we give farmers (including, Bob) Every Year to Not Work.Delete
That's o.k., 'though because he gives it back to the casino in return, thereby boosting the industry, thereby boosting employment, thereby boosting the economy. Full circle. Win/win.Delete
Brian D. Fairbank, president and CEO of NGP, defended the company by saying its auditors were required to list all risks the firm faced because its stock is traded publicly. But, he said, NGP is making its payments on its federally backed loan.Delete
“The loan is in good shape. The loan is fully supported,” he said, noting that the federally guaranteed loan went to an NGP subsidiary known as NGP Blue Mountain 1, for which he also serves as president and CEO.
The Energy Department guaranteed nearly $79 million, or 80 percent of the $98.5 million loan, financed in 2010 by John Hancock Financial Services. The loan is secured by assets from Blue Mountain 1 and gets paid from revenues generated by a 20-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy (formerly Nevada Power Co.).
“There is no question we benefited from the loan guarantee,” said Mr. Fairbank, adding that it helped them get the Hancock loan 4.14 percent compared with the 14 percent interest rate the company was paying on its existing debt with another lender.
Mr. Fairbank acknowledged that NGP is not current on a separate high-interest $88.4 million loan from a Washington investment firm, which is not backed by the federal government and is subordinate to the federal guaranteed loan — meaning John Hancock and the Energy Department have first claim on Blue Mountain’s assets and earnings in a default.
JohnMcIlveen, a stock analyst at Toronto-based Jacob Securities Inc. who monitors NPG, said he did not think the federally guaranteed loan was in trouble because it “holds all the cards.” But he said he did not see the subordinate lender “getting out whole.”
Tut,Tut,Tut - Ruf never turned down a gov't. payment when he was farming.Delete
Manaf Tlass, a brigadier-general in the republican guard and a son of former defence minister Mustafa Tlass, has reportedly fled to Turkey. A Damascus-based website claims to have confirmation from "a highly placed source in intelligence".ReplyDelete
Turkey says the bodies of the two pilots shot down by Syria last month were recovered from the seabed today.
A parliamentary report in Japan concludes the meltdowns last year at the Fukushima nuclear power plant were clearly a man-made disaster, and that the facility was vulnerable to earthquakes.ReplyDelete
On a day featuring momentous events regarding the nuclear industry in Japan, newspapers here issued rare afternoon extra editions. But they did not deal with this matter - rather the papers heralded the birth of a panda cub at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo.
TECHNICAL faults led an ill-prepared crew to lose control of an Air France plane that plunged into the Atlantic.ReplyDelete
The source said the 356-page judicial report had found that while the Pitots froze up and failed, the "captain had failed in his duties" and "prevented the co-pilot from reacting".
Deuce called that one earlier. Ill-prepared crew.Delete
The head of the U.N. observer team in Syria, Major General Robert Mood, is calling levels of violence in the country "unprecedented" and is urging both the government and the opposition to implement a cease-fire.ReplyDelete
Syrian opposition leaders have repeatedly refused to negotiate with President Assad, telling this week's Arab League conference in Cairo that he is “part of the past, and not the future.” A meeting of the Friends of Syria group is due to get under way Friday in Paris.
A combination of faulty sensors and mistakes by inadequately trained pilots caused an Air France jet to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, killing all 228 people aboard in the airline's deadliest ever crash.ReplyDelete
In one fatal decision, the report says, one of the co-pilots nosed the Airbus A330 upward during a stall - instead of downward, as he should have - because of false data from sensors about the plane's position.
The first container, carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, on Thursday crossed the Pakistan-Afghanistan border three days after Pakistan unblocked the supply line, officials said.ReplyDelete
Pakistani Interior Advisor Rehman Malik has briefed Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf about the security measures for NATO containers, and issued instructions to the provincial authorities to ensure security for the NATO convoys.
Britain's police swung into action Thursday as two separate incidents, one involving a security scare on a bus and the other six terror arrests, pointed to the heightened state of alert ahead of the London Olympic Games.ReplyDelete
As a result, London's residents and its visitors can expect to see a large police presence on the streets and airport-style security at Olympic venues.
South Korea has announced plans to hunt minke whales off its shores under a loophole in whaling rules for research, outraging environmentalists and prompting rebukes from Australia and New Zealand.ReplyDelete
There is nothing stopping South Korea from moving ahead with its plans, but the Associated Press reported that several officials, speaking anonymously because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media, said the country would give up its whaling plans if the commission rejected them.
The European Parliament rejected a global agreement against copyright theft on Wednesday, handing a victory to protesters who say the legislation would punish people for sharing films and music online.ReplyDelete
The vote marked the culmination of a two-year battle between legislators who supported the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and its largely young, digitally savvy opponents.
The captain of the Costa Concordia ship which ran aground killing more than 30 people has said a "divine hand" guided him, preventing greater tragedy.ReplyDelete
Mr Schettino denies the charges against him which include manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
Pilot error, defective sensors, inadequate training and insufficient oversight combined to send an Air France passenger plane plunging into the south Atlantic in 2009 in the airline's worst disaster, French investigators said on Thursday.ReplyDelete
Air France defended the pilots, saying they had responded to confused and conflicting information, including multiple warnings and alarms, aerodynamic noises and vibrations.
Palestinian officials raised the prospect of exhuming Yasser Arafat's body after a Swiss laboratory said it had discovered an "unexplained" level of the radioactive element polonium on personal belongings of the late President.ReplyDelete
Israeli officials have always denied any part in Arafat's death, and yesterday Dov Weisglass, chief of staff to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the time, said that assassinating the Palestinian leader had never been considered. He said Sharon opposed killing Arafat because "he didn't think his physical extermination would help.
A HEAVILY-armed French man who shot dead four hostages and then himself in an hours-long siege at a German apartment had planned the execution, police say.ReplyDelete
The gunman's partner had owned the apartment but fallen behind on maintenance fees and the home had been auctioned off.
Britain has announced a major restructuring of its professional army that will see the number of regular soldiers fall by a fifth from the present level of 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020.ReplyDelete
Jim Murphy, defence spokesman of the opposition Labour Party, criticised the reductions as short-sighted given that "new threats" were emerging around the world.
The Brits are increasing their domestic police presence, see 1:31 pm, and decreasing their ability to police the domestic occurances in other countries. Finding a more balanced, some might say more nuanced, security stance.Delete
Discovering that there is not enough money to do everything, everywhere.
But that the "folk" are more concerned about security at home than the plight of others abroad.
Saw a report on the news a couple of days ago. Many Londoners are upset by what they consider overreaction by the security forces.
In setting up security for the upcoming Olympics, UK security forces have identified certain residential buildings and are now in the process of installing ground to air missiles on top of them. Residents were notified of this by having leaflets pushed through their mail slots.
Authorities indicate they expect lawsuits but are perfectly willing to defend their actions in court and expect to win.
What could possibly go wrong with this plan?
WikiLeaks today signalled that it can still publish embarrassing data with or without its controversial founder, as the whistle-blowing platform unveiled what it described as its biggest leak since the release of diplomatic cables from the US.ReplyDelete
While it remains to be seen what details the so-called Syria files contain, it is undoubtedly a victory for WikiLeaks which has been struggling to remain relevant following a financial embargo against the website and the ongoing legal troubles of its founder.
“The New Communism matters not because of its intellectual merits but because it may yet influence layers of young Europeans in the context of an exhausted social democracy, austerity and a self-loathing intellectual culture,” wrote Johnson. “Tempting as it is, we can’t afford to just shake our heads and pass on by.”ReplyDelete
That’s the fear: that these nasty old left farts such as Žižek, Badiou, Rancière and Eagleton will corrupt the minds of innocent youth. But does reading Marx and Engels’s critique of capitalism mean that you thereby take on a worldview responsible for more deaths than the Nazis? Surely there is no straight line from The Communist Manifesto to the gulags, and no reason why young lefties need uncritically to adopt Badiou at his most chilling. [paragraph]
In his introduction to a new edition of The Communist Manifesto, Professor Eric Hobsbawm suggests that Marx was right to argue that the “contradictions of a market system based on no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous ‘cash payment’, a system of exploitation and of ‘endless accumulation’ can never be overcome: that at some point in a series of transformations and restructurings the development of this essentially destabilising system will lead to a state of affairs that can no longer be described as capitalism”.
That is post-capitalist society as dreamed of by Marxists. But what would it be like? “It is extremely unlikely that such a ‘post-capitalist society’ would respond to the traditional models of socialism and still less to the ‘really existing’ socialisms of the Soviet era,” argues Hobsbawm, adding that it will, however, necessarily involve a shift from private appropriation to social management on a global scale. “What forms it might take and how far it would embody the humanist values of Marx’s and Engels’s communism, would depend on the political action through which this change came about.”
LeDuff and Caddie Quirk Golf Detroit: An Adventure Ash Should Aspire ToReplyDelete
FOX 2's Charlie LeDuff takes on an epic challenge of golfing his way from 8 Mile Road to Belle Isle... literally. It's a par 3,168, 18-mile, single hole course. The 46-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning writer whose Caddie Quirk carries only his four clubs in his bag faces extraordinary hazards that took years to form. He strokes his way through grassy fields, abandoned houses and crumbling landmarks. The half-way houses on this course are real. On the loop, Charlie interacts with the gallery, capturing the spirit of the people of Detroit. No Mulligans here, you play it as it lies.
The jerk stiffed me on the tip.
Confusing actual medical care with ObamaCare--ReplyDelete
Henninger: ObamaCare's Lost Tribe: Doctors
The practice of medicine is the Obama health-care law's biggest loser.
Have you noticed what got lost in this historic rumble? Doctors. Remember them?
ObamaCare has been a war over the processing of insurance claims. It has been fought by institutional interests representing insurance, hospital and pharmaceutical firms. The doctor-patient relationship, or what used to be called "the practice of medicine," has sunk beneath these waves
Simply put, unless we elect the Republicans, and they actually do something about it, we're fucked, particularly the older folks.
Who will be given 'comfort care'.
Thank you, democrats.
Rufus wants the government out of his locoweed room, his bedroom, his alehouse, but, brain dead, wants the government in everyone else's doctor/patient consulting room.ReplyDelete
With the treatments and prescriptions decided upon by some goddamned awful government panel.Delete
My treatments, and Prescriptions are already decided upon by some goddamned awful government panel; and so are yours.ReplyDelete
In the meantime, there are Millions of Americans that would Love to have "treatments, and presecriptions" decided upon by a government agency.
Shock and Awe.
Entire fireworks display in a few seconds in San Diego.
Transportation Secretary Praises Murderous Communists as “More Successful”ReplyDelete
Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)
Thursday, July 5th at 5:37PM EDT
Obama Administration Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood has come out in favor of the Chicoms over Americans claiming that in China “only three people make the decision. In our country, 3,000 people do.”
Hannah Sternberg of Regnery gives a great example of that Chinese 3 man success. Likewise, the famed high spec rail system in China has come under investigation for corruption, is not making money, and has repeated broken down. The same three people who make decisions decided to make the man in charge of the rail system disappear.
Also, unlike the United States, the 3 men in China are able to have children forcibly aborted if their mothers exceed more than one child.
Also in China, unlike the United States, the 3 men in China are able to kill dissidents exercises what we hick Americans call our “first Amendment rights.”
But truth be told, in the United States, there are actually only 435 men and women who make decisions, with one Chief Executive to execute the law and 9 Justices to ensure equal protection of the law and justice.
The states have a similar construct. The barriers put in place to decision making have been put in place by people like Ray Lahood, a relic of Congress — and Republican no less — who voted to expand government and regulation and who still pushes an expansion of regulation.
Thomas Friedman disease has firmly set into the Adminstration. They’re rooting against us and for a murderous regime of despots.
By the way, objectively the United States is vastly superior both on the freedom scale and in terms of economic progress.
A malware attack that has infected some computers for more than a year may cause tens of thousands of Americans to lose their Internet connection on Monday.ReplyDelete
The only way for users to prevent losing their Internet connection is to do a quick check for malware on their computer. One way to do this is to visit a website the FBI set up for users to determine if their computers are infected. The site also walks users through what steps to take if their computer is infected.
RomneyCare underperforming as predicted -ReplyDelete
Your idiot right-wing moron rag is quoting part of a Forbes article from May, 2011.ReplyDelete
The article also said this: "The average wait ranged from 24 days for an appointment with a pediatrician to 48 days to see an internist. The wait for an internist was actually down slightly, from 53 days in a similar 2010 survey,"
Public Law 107 - 155 - March 27, 2002
Section 302. Prohibition of Fundraising on Federal Property.
Anyone found guilty of solicitation of funds on federal property is subject to a fine of $5000 or three years in prison.
This past week the news media reported that Pres. Obama was calling people from Air Force One asking for donations to his presidential election fund. Last time I looked Air Force One was federal property.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/obamas_problem_obeying_the_law_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz1zp4TS0Jx