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Stuff Going On — 05/18/2017

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2017 by cavalier973

Trump is on his way to a visit to Saudi Arabia. There is a countdown clock to the meeting. The Saudis are hopeful that the lurch toward favoring Iran that occurred under President Obama will be arrested and reversed by President Trump. The first article talks about the religious split (Saudi Arabia is Sunni Muslim, Iran is Shiite Muslim), but doesn’t mention the racial animosity between the countries: Saudi Arabia is Semitic, Iran is Indo-European, and I think it is a mistake not to bring that point up in these racially charged times. I once worked with Iraqi expatriates, and they hated the Iranians, but were contemptuous of the Saudis (they described Saudi Arabia as the “Mexico” and Iraq as the “USA”). But I digress. There is a hilarious quote concerning President Trump in the first linked article: “‘I hope he is very careful, nuanced and informed in his wording and body language, given the political earthquakes he could cause by repeating some of his previous rhetoric in such a setting,’ Sullivan said.” This is in reference to the speech Pres. Trump intends to make about the problem of Islamic extremism.

There’s just not enough popcorn in the world.

♣ The deputy attorney general appoints a special counsel to look into the whole #TrumpRussia story. The person he picked is former FBI man, Robert Mueller.

Roger Ailes, the founder of the Fox News network died. Sources say he is in talks with St. Peter to build an afterlife-based news station, tentatively called The Heavenly News Network.

Walmart is fighting for position against in the online shopping arena. I used to work for Sears, which at one time was prevented from merging with K-Mart because lawmakers were afraid that such a merger would create a monopoly in the retail industry. Then, years and years later, Sears and K-Mart did “merge”, and they are going bankrupt.

Online sales has proven too convenient. There’s also, I would think, a better “sales capture”, since packing that regretted impulse purchase back into a box and taking the box to FedEx or the Post Office is a lot more trouble than carrying it back to the store.



Chuck Baldwin tells it straight

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2012 by cavalier973

Oh, boy, does he ever.  If one reads this article and still insists on voting for Romney as the “lessor of two evils”, or whatever, then one has the comprehension capacity of a turnip.

An excerpt:
“As I have noted in previous columns, the differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are miniscule on virtually every salient issue. They both supported TARP; they both supported Obama’s economic stimulus package; they both supported so-called assault weapons bans and other gun control measures; Obama has an “F” rating from Gun Owners of America, while Romney has a “D-” rating from GOA; neither man supports a balanced budget; neither man opposes foreign aid; they both supported the bailout of the auto industry; they both have a track record of being big spenders; they both fully support the Federal Reserve; they both oppose a full audit of the Fed; they are both supporters of universal health care; both men are showered with campaign contributions from Wall Street; neither of them wants to eliminate the IRS or the direct income tax; both men are on record as saying the TSA is doing a “great job”; they both supported the NDAA, including the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process of law; they both supported the renewal of the Patriot Act; they both believe that the President has “executive power” to assassinate and kill; both support the “free trade” agenda of the global elite; they are both soft on illegal immigration; they both support NAFTA and CAFTA; they both have a history of appointing liberal judges; they both believe the President has the authority to take the nation to war without the approval of Congress; and neither of them has any qualms about running up more public debt to the already gargantuan debt of 16 trillion dollars.”

I side 91% with Ron Paul

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2012 by cavalier973

In this quiz.  I’m pretty sure that it didn’t score me 100% because it asked questions like “should abortion be made illegal in America?” to which I answered “Yes”, but that doesn’t mean that I think that the Federal Government should be the institution to implement laws against abortion.  Like any other type of murder, antepartum infanticide should be handled by state governments.

Ranting tweets

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by cavalier973!/cavalier973

I thought about copy-and-pasting my comments from yesterday, but decided I was too lazy.

Getting the populace behind war

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by cavalier973
“Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”
–Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

Israel’s Military Chief: Iran won’t develop nuclear weapons

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , on April 25, 2012 by cavalier973

But don’t try to convince anyone who has been “Hannitized” of that.

A Parable

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by cavalier973

There was once a man who had a beautiful wife and five lovely daughters.  While in the marketplace one day, the man ran across a known serial killer.
“See here, madman,” the man crowed.  “Have I not the most beautiful family in the land?”
“Indeed you do, good sir,” cooed the madman, “but I am afraid it won’t be for long.”
“Why is that,” asked the man, his eyes narrowing.  “You do not have designs on my family, do you?  You realize that I have a powerful gun, and that if you step one foot on my property, I will gladly destroy you, and all my neighbors will cheer me for it.”
“That is certainly true,” said the madman in a sad voice.  “I am certainly wise enough to stay away from your family, even when they are not at home.  But I have no desire to harm your family, anyway, though I am a madman.  I speak of others, who live across the river, who hate and envy your good fortune.  It is they, not I, who seek to take everything of value from you.”
“Is that so?” laughed the man.  “I do not think that I shall have to worry about them, if they live across the river.”
“As you say, good man,” said the madman, and left.
That very night, the man’s oldest daughter was brutally murdered.  Investigation showed that it was the enemy from across the river who was responsible.  The next day, the man chanced upon the madman to whom he had been talking.
“I am most grieved over your loss,” said the madman, “but I tried to warn you.”
The man, in his grief, pushed the madman away.  “You would have done it, if you could, madman.  Perhaps you were in on the scheme.”
“I was not, good sir, and in fact I tried to stop the unfortunate murder, but you wouldn’t listen to me.  But listen to me now!  The enemy wishes to strike again!  Take my council, and allow me to come into your home, and guard your family while you sleep!”
“Surely you must be jesting,” said the good man.  “Why would I allow a known madman into my home, even if he did have the ability to protect my family?  You would certainly do the deed yourself, once you have access to my home.”
“Indeed I would not.  I am a reformed madman, you see.  I no longer wish to destroy, but to build up.  I need an opportunity to show I have changed.  Therefore, I offer this compromise:  I will only stay in those parts of the home that you designate for me.  I will not trespass those bounds; we can sign a contract to that effect, and if I step one toe into a forbidden area, then you may take me to the authorities and have me locked up.  Remember that I know these enemies of yours, and that I alone am able to anticipate their next moves, and to stop them.”
The man agreed, and the two signed a contract that prohibited the madman from entering certain areas of the goodman’s home.  That night, the goodman heard commotion coming from the madman’s area of the home, and he went to investigate.  When he turned on the light, he found the madman, covered in blood, standing over the bodies of two men dressed in black.
“Do you see, goodman,” said the madman, “how wise you were to trust me?  I have defeated two of your enemies.  Unfortunately some of the group got away.  I would advise you to check on your family, just in case.”
The man did so, but his family was safe, and the man felt grateful.
The next night, however, his second oldest daughter was brutally murdered.  In grief and anger, the good man approached the madman. 
“Our deal is off,” he said.  “It is nerve wracking enough to have  a madman in my home, but when he does keep his end of the bargain, then I think that I can find a better way to protect my family.”
“It is indeed a grievious blow to my honor, to have allowed the enemies in,” protested the madman, “but it is not entirely my fault.  You see, by our contract, I did not have access to the part of the home through which the enemies entered last night.  My hands, as it were, were tied, and I could not protect your family as I might have.  If could be so bold, you would do well to amend the contract, and allow me access to your whole house.  Only then can I truly protect you.”
The good man agreed, and revised the previous contract to allow the madman access to all areas of the house, for he was so grief stricken that he had lost all wisdom.
The next night, his third oldest daughter was brutally murdered.  In a rage, the man stormed to the madman, and demanded justice.
“You shall have it, good man,” said the madman softly, “for I have determined the location of your enemies’ home.  It is here, on this map that I drew.  If you hurry, you can catch them sleeping, for they have had a long night, murdering your daughter.”
Taking his gun, the man crossed the river, and murdered the family that lived in the house indicated on the map by the madman.  He returned, covered in blood, to his own home, only to find that his wife and remaining daughters had been brutalized and murdered in his absence.  Standing over their bodies was the madman, who was laughing wildly.
“What is this, madman?” cried the man.  “Have you slain my entire family after all?”
“No, my good man,” mocked the madman.  “You have murdered them, by trusting a madman.  And now, you are in my power, for you, yourself have become a madman, and slaughtered an innocent family on my words alone.  Listen! Hear the sirens of those who are coming to arrest you!  Look out that window, and see them!”
The man looked, and felt the blade of the madman enter his back, and heard last the madman’s laughter.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.