“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."

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Syrian rebels (Our Would Be Allies, If John Kerry Had His Way) have attacked masked fighters shouting, “Here are the Mujahidin [Islamist fighters] celebrating entering the homes of the rejectionists, the Shias.” The fighter added that they “burned the homes” of the Shia residents of a village in the country’s east, killing dozens of Shias, mostly pro-government fighters, activists said. On Wednesday, a Syrian government official denounced the attack, saying Tuesday’s attack was a “massacre'' of civilians. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 60 people were killed in the village of Hatla in the oil-rich province that borders Iraq.


  1. I could not find a picture pf beady-eyed John McCain, flailing his arms with his fraternal allies, but I am sure he is available on short notice.

  2. Just a counter lesson and a little payback for Hama -

    >>>According to Syrian media, anti-government rebels initiated the fighting, who "pounced on our comrades while sleeping in their homes and killed whomever they could kill of women and children, mutilating the bodies of the martyrs in the streets, driven, like mad dogs, by their black hatred." Security forces then "rose to confront these crimes" and "taught the murderers a lesson that has snuffed out their breath"[10]<<<

    No big deal.


  3. Yeah, let's get us some o' dat.

  4. Top 10 Solar Colleges (they are all in the same state. Care to guess which one?)

    Top 10 Solar Colleges

  5. To date, the biomass receiving and grinding building, which will process an average of 770 tons of biomass per day of operation, is nearly complete and workers are finishing concrete work inside. Fermentation and saccharification tank foundations are complete and the tanks continue to be erected. Additional completed work to date includes the facility’s warehouse building, scale and the 22-acre biomass stackyard.

    The next steps in construction include the continued erection of tanks, concrete, plumbing, and underground electrical as well as installation of equipment.

    “Despite the wet spring, we have been able to continue to stay on schedule with construction,” Robey said. “It’s been exciting to see the tanks and buildings rise as the external structure of the plant takes shape. Equipment is coming in, and we’re now able to start getting into the process side of things.”

    “With Project Liberty well on its way to full operation, Poet-DSM is now reaching out to other grain ethanol producers to start laying the groundwork for future commercial cellulosic ethanol sites,” Hartig said. “This technology is going to add a new dimension to what producers are doing today.”

    Farmers in the area are still signing up to deliver an expected 120,000 tons of biomass bales to the Project Liberty stackyard this fall. While previous harvests have primarily been used to streamline the collection and handling process at the site, biomass collected this year will be used by Project Liberty to produce commercial cellulosic ethanol.
    - See more at:

    On Schedule

    1. We're going to wear out the land and erode the soil, out this way, if we keep baling up all that wheat stubble.


    2. Then don't bale up "wheat" stubble. Poet is using corn stover from farms that plant "Corn-on-Corn."

      "Corn-on-Corn" actually leaves too much residue for those that practice "No-Till," and in some cases farmers even pay to have some of it removed. Poet takes approx. 1/3 of the available stover, and leaves the rest.

      This is absolutely the last time I will attempt to educate you about anything.

    3. I will take some pictures this harvest, Rufus. You people are just way behind the times back there, as usual. I said 'out this way'.

      This is absolutely the last time I will attempt to educate you about anything new.

      Or anything at all, for that matter.


  6. Ron Paul urges Snowden to avoid liquor stores:

    Ron Paul: I’m worried that the government might kill Edward Snowden with a drone

    June 11, 2013 | 6:30 pm

    "With Rand urging termination with prejudice of liquor store robbers, he better watch his ass", Paul said.