Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trick or Treat

Watch where you stick your meat.









Damn, I think I went out with #4 once.

Harvard Law To Roll Out Trove Of Legal Decisions In Digital Format, Searchable For Free

This is an incredible resource we are talking about, they are going to slice the spines off of all but the rarest of their books and feed them through a high speed scanner and make it all available for free.
40, million, pages worth.
It used to be you had to pay for these searches.


Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions for Digital Age





Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice, and no place, save the Library of Congress, can match the collection at Harvard’s Law School Library. Its trove includes nearly every state, federal, territorial and tribal judicial decision since colonial times — a priceless potential resource for everyone from legal scholars to defense lawyers trying to challenge a criminal conviction.
Now, in a digital-age sacrifice intended to serve grand intentions, the Harvard librarians are slicing off the spines of all but the rarest volumes and feeding some 40 million pages through a high-speed scanner. They are taking this once unthinkable step to create a complete, searchable database of American case law that will be offered free on the Internet, allowing instant retrieval of vital records that usually must be paid for.
“Improving access to justice is a priority,” said Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, explaining why Harvard has embarked on the project. “We feel an obligation and an opportunity here to open up our resources to the public.”

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Complete state results will become publicly available this fall for California and New York, and the entire library will be online in 2017, said Daniel Lewis, chief executive and co-founder of Ravel Law, a commercial start-up in California that has teamed up with Harvard Law for the project. The cases will be available at www.ravellaw.com. Ravel is paying millions of dollars to support the scanning. The cases will be accessible in a searchable format and, along with the texts, they will be presented with visual maps developed by the company, which graphically show the evolution through cases of a judicial concept and how each key decision is cited in others.
On Ravel sites currently available to the public, for example, a lawyer planning to challenge the 2010 Citizens United decision, which permitted corporations to make independent political expenditures, can enter “campaign finance” and see in schematic form the major cases at the district, appellate and Supreme Court levels that led up to the 2010 decision and the subsequent cases that cite it.


There is more about this HERE.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Windows 10 Will Download Automatically Starting Next Year For Windows Users Who have Automatic Updates Enabled

Ever since they came out with it I have been getting a Pop Up constantly telling me I can download it for free.
What part of NO do they not understand?
Apparently they could give a damn, you are going to wind up with it eventually whether you want it or not unless you pay attention to your updates and specifically tell them to go pound sand. I was perfectly happy with XP myself but they quit supporting it.


Windows 10 will automatically download on to Windows 7 or 8 PCs



Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.

The company announced that Windows 10 will become a “recommended update” starting next year, which means anyone with Windows 7 or 8 that has automatic updates activated – the default and the best way to keep a computer protected against security bugs – will have Windows 10 automatically downloaded without asking.

What’s more, the installer for Windows 10 will start once it has been downloading, presenting users with a popup. Users will be able to decline the update, once the installer has started, or prevent the update from being downloaded by manually blocking it in Windows update.

But the propensity of users to simply hit “OK” or accept when faced with a prompt in the middle of doing something else, will likely see users just blindly hit OK and unknowingly installing Windows 10, preventing access to the computer while the instalment completes.

Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group said: “If you choose to upgrade (our recommendation!), then you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version if you don’t love it.”

Windows 10 automatically downloads on to the computers of those running Windows 7 or 8 who have registered interest in the new version of Windows.



Portland OR News Headline: "Armed posse patrols at Vancouver homeless camp"

OOOOH My!
I bet they have an arsenal too!

Scary stuff kiddies, be afraid of those people with guns.
That's pretty much what that headline screams.
No matter that they are trying to protect some of our communities most vulnerable people from some low life scumbags who have been preying on them because the police won't.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – An armed posse has arrived at a homeless encampment to help keep the peace after homeless people complained about mischief and crime.

The posse isn’t composed of the police, however.

In Washington it is legal to carry a firearm out in the open. And it’s legal to walk down the street. Putting those two things together is what a group of men are doing to keep the homeless campers from getting hurt.

Carol, while sitting outside her tent Wednesday, said she feels lucky she’s been able to hang on to things like her wheelchair.

“I’m surprised nobody’s taken it from me, because I’ve had my wheelchair taken from me before,” she said.

Theft is pretty common at the campsite that’s doubled in size in the past week or two. Campers say even more dangerous crime is growing, too.

“Rape, the homeless women. The homeless vets are being assaulted and hurt,” said Brian Brubaker with the United Patriots of Washington.

His group patrolled the blocks surrounding Vancouver’s Share House shelter last weekend.

Homeless camper Jesse Wolfy and others said the patrol seemed to do the trick.

“The night when they were here, it was so serene. Everyone was so chilled out,” said Wolfy. “There wasn’t any drama or anything like that. Everything was just taken care of, you know.”

“In addition to being a physical presence, we also brought food and clothing and personal hygiene items for these people,” said Brubaker.

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt admitted the city doesn’t have a big enough police force to watch the camp night and day. But he thinks the volunteer patrol could do their work without the guns.

The Patriots plan on being this back weekend, just like they were last weekend.

“There will be a presence as long as a presence is needed,” said Brubaker. “Because our veterans and people in need, need to be protected.”

If members of the patrol use their guns and shoot somebody, the law applies to them like to anybody else.

Leavitt said the city is arranging schedules to get more police officers patrolling the west side of town. And the city will start enforcing the new camping ordinance that only lets people camp at night.

Notice the City's reaction, what a bunch of assholes. This is a suburb of Portland even though we are in a different state, so it doesn't surprise me.
Portland is full of sheeple and their news outfits are pretty much all identical when it comes to their biased viewpoints. They aren't the least bit afraid to force feed them to you if you bother to watch their shows either.

People walking around with guns out in the open makes them pee themselves.

It's pathetic and so is the local governments reaction to the homeless problem, again.

Let me tell ya something, there is no shortage of Police officers in Vancouver, they are all over the damn place. I have seen seven car loads of them in front of my house, rousting one guy.
It's a matter of politics and now that their lack of protecting these homeless people has been brought to everyone's attention they damn well will do something about it.

For about a week.

In the mean time, good on these guys for stepping up to the plate.
It warms the cockles of my black little heart knowing that there are Patriots in the hood and it makes me smile knowing that the City of Vancouver does too now.

Heh heh.

The game is on here in The 'Couve, America.





Monday, October 26, 2015

Exploiting The Internet Of Things

Whoever came up with the concept of a Botnet is an evil genius motherfucker.

Now some other clever bastard has found a unique way to exploit their use.


Botnets that runs on CCTVs and networked storage devices discovered

 

Researchers at Incapsula have discovered a botnet that runs on compromised CCTV cameras. There are hundreds of millions, if not billions, of these in the field, and like many Internet of Things devices, their security is an afterthought and not fit for purpose.
The botnet that Incapsula discovered was being used to direct HTTP flood attacks at 20,000 requests per second, originating from 900 CCTVs all over Earth. The researchers have identified another botnet running on network attached storage devices.
While the botnets running on these devices don't harm their owners very much (apart from using up some of their bandwidth), the fact that cameras aimed at potentially sensitive locations and drives holding sensitive data are being compromised at scale by Internet-based attackers suggests some ways in which the owners of these devices could also be victimized by their lack of security.
All compromised devices were running embedded Linux with BusyBox—a package of striped-down common Unix utilities bundled into a small executable, designed for systems with limited resources.
The malware we found inside them was an ELF binary for ARM named (.btce) a variant of the ELF_BASHLITE (a.k.a. Lightaidra and GayFgt) malware that scans for network devices running on BusyBox, looking for open Telnet/SSH services that are susceptible to brute force dictionary attacks.

Seriously, who comes up with this shit?

 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Now That Eric Holder Is Gone, DOJ to Focus On Individuals Who Participated In Causing 2008 Financial Crisis.

Someone go ahead and try to tell me that Holder isn't a crooked sonofabitch.
Seven fucking years later and now they say they are going after people.

I call Bullshit from the roof tops.
They should go after Holder for dereliction of duty, obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting an ongoing criminal enterprise first.


DOJ Will Seek to Prosecute Individuals for Their Role in the Crisis

wall-stThe U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo on Thursday containing new guidelines stating that it will pursue the prosecution of individual employees, and not just their companies, for their role in precipitating the financial crisis in 2008.
Many have wondered why the DOJ has not previously made the prosecution of these individuals a priority while the Department has entered into multi-billion dollar settlements with the nation's largest banks in the last two years. The DOJ has settled with JPMorgan Chase (a then-record $13 billion in November 2013), Citi ($7 billion in July 2014), and Bank of America (a record $16.65 billion in August 2014) for selling toxic-mortgage backed securities to investors in the run-up to the crisis.
The memo was sent to all U.S. attorneys general and the rules outlined are effective immediately.
"One of the most effective ways to combat corporate misconduct is by seeking accountability from the individuals who perpetuated the wrongdoing," deputy attorney general Sally Q. Yates wrote in the memo. "Such accountability is important for several reasons: it deters future illegal activity, it incentivizes changes in corporate behavior, it ensures that the proper parties are held responsible for their actions, and it promotes the public's confidence in our justice system."
 You can't tell me that after seven years they don't already know who did what and when.

Jamie Dimon should be seen leaving the country in 3...2...1...



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Amazon Suing Over 1,100 People For Fake Positive Reviews.

Amazon is bringing out the big guns if they are going after 1,100 people they haven't even identified yet.

Amazon is expanding its campaign against fake product reviews posted on its website.

The online reseller is suing more than 1,000 people who are "misleading Amazon's customers" by selling "fake reviews of products," according to a complaint the company filed in a Seattle court on Friday.
The lawsuit targets account holders on Fiverr.com, a marketplace for odd-jobs where "gigs" are sold for $5 and up. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) doesn't know who is behind the accounts so lists them all as "John Doe" in the suit.
Amazon sued several websites in April for selling false reviews. It said most of those sites have been shut down, and it described the new suit against individual reviewers as the next step.
"Most of the defendants offer positive or 5-star reviews for Amazon sellers' products. Indeed, many encourage the Amazon seller to create the text for their own reviews," the complaint reads.
Amazon's terms of use ban fake reviews, and it's suing for breach of contract and violating Washington's consumer protection laws.
Court documents say Amazon conducted an "extensive investigation" into the Fiverr users. It claims some tried to dodge Amazon.com's review controls by posting from different accounts and IP addresses.


"In at least one instance, the seller of a 'Verified Review' was willing to receive an empty envelop, not the product itself, simply to create a shipping record," the court filing say

They want the lousy five bucks these people got paid plus legal expenses, that's where the leather meets the ass.

First they are going to have to go after this Fiverr outfit but something tells me that Amazon has way deeper pockets and way more vicious lawyers than Fiverr does.





So it will be a matter of time before some people start getting envelopes in the mail that they really don't want to see.

Pretty Cool

I like 'em.





"The Last Supper"



"The Creation of Adam"

Click on 'em to make bigger so you can see more details, there are more classics that have been recreated at the link above.

Getting Ahead Of The Curve

Unless you are willfully ignorant it is pretty much obvious that Hillary is going to be the Democratic nominee for President.

I figured that I would get a jump on what is inevitable anyways if she manages to avoid jail long enough to have the title handed to her.

Feel free to share far and wide.




Thinking About A Gun Safe

I just don't know if it's going to be big enough.

A Large Glass Of Wine Here Please

Keep 'em coming too.



Friday, October 23, 2015

Patty is Passing Through And She Is Pissed

Fuck me, batten down the hatches if you live anywhere near where this bitch is going.

Hurricane Patricia: Strongest Storm Ever Measured to Hit Mexico



Hurricane Patricia became the strongest storm ever measured on the planet early Friday, with experts warning it could trigger 40-foot waves along southwestern Mexico and "life-threatening" flash flooding.
More than 7 million residents — and an estimated tens of thousands of U.S. citizens visiting or living there — were told to prepare for the "worst-case scenario" as the ferocious storm was expected to race ashore on Mexico's Pacific coast between 6 to 10 p.m. ET Friday.
The tourist magnets of Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo were directly in the Category 5 storm's projected path, and Puerto Vallarta's airport was closed Friday out of precaution as some stranded vacationers described their inability to fly out a "nightmare."
Packing 200 mph winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center labeled Patricia as the "strongest hurricane on record" in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Basins.


Some folks are fixing to find out what it's like to ride in a NASCAR race, on the outside of the car.


Shrink To Fit

You're doing it right.

Wirecutter

It's gotta be.





H/T my buddy Jimbo.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Quit Wondering Why We Are Broke, Another 6 Billion Dollars Disappeared Under Hillary At The State Department

Read this and ask yourself why there isn't an entire army of investigators from the Justice Department camped out on the front steps of the State Department.

Actually, never mind, because it's business as usual inside our government.
This absolute criminality and fraud is how things work now when you hit the Big Leagues, it's been going on for decades.
Read the whole article and see for yourself.
Not one prosecution for all the billions that disappear.

Zero.


$6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton

 


In a mind-boggling example of how the government blows—or perhaps steals—our tax dollars, billions vanished from the U.S. State Department mostly while Hillary Clinton ran it, according to a new alert issued by the agency’s inspector general.

Could the former Secretary of State be using the cash to fund an upcoming presidential campaign? In all, $6 billion are missing and it’s highly unlikely any of the money will ever be recovered. The cash was supposed to be used to pay contractors but it just disappeared and documents that could help track the dough cannot be located. How convenient! The paper trail, which federal law says must be maintained in the case of government contracts, has been destroyed or was never created to begin with.

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Among the examples listed in the memo is a recent investigation of the closeout process for contracts involving the U.S. mission in Iraq. Investigators could not locate 33 of the 115 contract files totaling approximately $2.1 billion. Even of the files they found, more than half contained insufficient documents required by federal law. In one billion-dollar deal involving the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Afghanistan, the actual contract was determined to be “incomplete.”

In one alarming case a contract file conveniently omitted that a $52 million deal was awarded to a company owned by the spouse of another State Department contractor employee performing as a specialist. In other cited cases a contracting officer actually falsified government technical review information in a $100 million deal and a contracting officer’s representative allowed nearly $800,000 to be paid on a deal with no official documents to support the payment. It’s the free-flow of public funds under extremely suspicious circumstances.

Think this isn't systemic?

This unbelievable report documenting the mysterious disappearance of $6 billion from the coffers of a major government agency brings to mind a similar and equally enraging story reported by Judicial Watch a few years ago. The Pentagon somehow lost $6.6 billion sent to Iraq for post-invasion “reconstruction.”
The money was bundled in chunks of $100 bills and transported in turboprop military cargo planes known as C-130 Hercules. About $2.4 billion fit in each aircraft and 21 flights made trips, transporting a total of $12 billion in American currency to Iraq. More than half the money has never been recovered, according to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

A year later nearly half a billion dollars in oil destined for the Afghan National Army vanished. We will never know what happened because the Pentagon improperly shredded records that could have solved the mystery, according to a federal audit that exposed the fraud. The oil was part of a $1 billion fuel program largely funded by the U.S. government, which of course, means it was mostly Americans who saw their tax dollars blown in yet another government corruption scheme.
Waste and fraud are par for the course in most bloated government agencies and JW has exposed a number of alarming examples over the years, both domestically and internationally. They involve practically all agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) scandal-plagued food-stamp program, Medicare and Medicaid, the famously corrupt U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and President Obama’s fraud-infested $787 billion stimulus boondoggle, to name a few.

And how many prosecutions have you heard of?

ZERO. 
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Biden Bows Out, Joke Writers Everywhere Unconsolable.


The guy would have been a Gold Mine.



Joe Biden won't run for president

 



(CNN)Vice President Joe Biden ended months of intense speculation about his political future on Wednesday with a sudden announcement that he wouldn't seek the presidency, abandoning a dream he's harbored for decades and putting Hillary Clinton in a stronger position to capture the Democratic nomination.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Feds Charge 8 in California With Distributing Homemade Guns- 230 Seized

Stupid sonsabitches, this is exactly the kind of shit that drives anti gun legislation and you can bet your ass that some fuckhead legislator like Feinstein is going to come right the fuck out with a law banning the sales of 80% Lowers because of this one incident, you watch.

This idiocy pisses me off.

Feds Charge 8 in California With Distributing Homemade Guns

 

Eight men were charged Thursday with making and distributing dozens of firearms, many of them assault-style weapons illegally equipped with silencers, in what federal officials are calling one of the biggest takedowns in California's Central Valley.
Undercover agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives purchased or seized more than 230 firearms and silencers. Many are known as "ghost guns" because they lack serial numbers and can be sold without background checks or transfer documents.
"Firearms trafficking such as that alleged in this indictment is one of the primary sources of crime guns found on the streets, and the manufacture of untraceable, unserialized firearms hampers criminal investigations, putting the public at greater risk," U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said at a news conference. "High-capacity assault rifles, with silencers but without serial numbers, are some of the most lethal weapons that criminals can get their hands on."
The charges include dealing in firearms without a license, unlawfully manufacturing firearms, possession of silencers, short-barreled rifles and firearms lacking serial numbers, and conspiracy. Three of the eight face separate drug charges, which Wagner said shows a connection between gun and narcotics trafficking.
Among those named in the 70-count indictment David Bennett, 27, a former probationary correctional officer with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

"....the group ramped up its manufacture of the weapons after undercover agents first contacted them in February. Handguns were also purchased or seized. Wagner said he can't recall as many guns being seized in one operation in his 20 years as a federal prosecutor."

The dumb bastards got greedy on top of being stupid.
Not a good combination if you value your freedom.

You wait, Feinstein or some other Grandstanding motherfucker down there will have a bill on the floor by next week because of this.


 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Major Breakthrough In Solar Cell Maufacturing Process Slashes Production Costs

This is going to ultimately make solar power very, very seductive to people.
This new process cuts fabrication costs for manufacturers up to 80% and reduces material waste by 50%.

Those numbers are beyond description huge.

Latest Innovation Could Be A Game Changer For Solar Cell Manufacturing

 

Solar photovoltaics can generate clean electricity, but until recently one major barrier to greater adoption is the fact that solar panels have been prohibitively expensive.
In recent years there have been technological advances in photovoltaic cells’ efficiency, and increased production has brought down their cost. But they remain relatively expensive in large part because fully half of the costly silicon wafers at the heart of solar cells are destroyed during production.
Now researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany, have developed a technology that cuts these losses in half and, at the same time, reduces fabrication energy costs by 80 percent.

Until now, making a solar cell starts with impure silicon that’s liquefied, then purified with the addition of chlorine, creating a material known as chlorosilane. With the addition of hydrogen, chlorosilane becomes highly pure chunks of polysilicon.

To turn polysilicon into the crystals needed for solar cells, the chunks are broken, melted at temperatures exceeding 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit, then allowed to grow randomly, sometimes into amorphous and therefore useless silicon, and sometimes into the crystalline form suitable for photovoltaic cells. The usable polysilicon is then molded into huge ingots, then cut with saws into small wafers.
Both the high heat used to melt the polysilicon, the random growing of the material and the silicon dust from the sawing cause great waste of an expensive resource. But the ISE method addresses all three causes of the waste, Janz says. The Fraunhofer method heats the chlorosilane under lower heat, about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, then mixes it with hydrogen. Lower heat translates into lower cost.
Next, the silicon is vaporized and allowed to flow past a crystalline silicon wafer, which acts as a kind of template that orients the silicon vapor to eventually become crystalline itself. “We don’t let the silicon just grow randomly,” Janz said.
This process drastically reduces silicon waste. It’s also economical because the “template” wafer can be reused dozens of times. It also gives the wafers their final shape, eliminating the need for wasteful sawing.

I'm sure it will take a few years for this new process to get spooled up and spread around but this could potentially lead to giant new Solar projects around the world due to the affordability it is going to offer compared to generating electricity by burning fossil fuels or Wind Turbine farms.

The infrastructure maintenance costs versus the cost of just building a new Solar Farm alone will start to look attractive at some point.

Couple this breakthrough with the intensive efforts to improve batteries going on right now and electricity could get downright cheap to provide for places where building generating plants and running electrical wires to is not cost feasible.


 


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Goldman Sachs Admits Economic Crash Of 2007 Not Over, "Welcome To The Third Wave".

Yeah, about all that smoke that the government has been blowing up gullible peoples asses since 2009 when they proudly proclaimed that the economic disaster of 2008 was officially over?
Bullshit just like we knew it was. The same goes for the continuing lies ever since, Green Shoots and all that happy horse shit.

Anyone with two functioning synapses to rub together will tell you this country has been in a Depression ever since and now we are going to really get slammed according to the Vampire Squid of Everything Financial.

GOLDMAN SACHS: Welcome to the 'third wave' of the financial crisis

 

Remember the 2008 financial crisis? Well, it's back.
The financial disaster, which started seven years ago with the US real estate and investment banking collapse, has entered its third phase according to a team of Goldman Sachs analysts.
This wave is characterised by rock bottom commodities prices, stalling growth in China and other emerging markets economies and low global inflation, Goldman Sachs analysts led by Peter Oppenheimer said in a big-picture note.


This triple-whammy has its roots in the response to the first two waves of crisis — the banking collapse and European sovereign debt crisis — and its all part of the so-called debt supercycle of the last few decades.
Central banks all rushed to lower interest rates in response to the first two debt-fueled crises, encouraging investors to lend in emerging markets such as China for a decent return.
Now that interest rates are looking like they might go up, lenders are heading for the exits and investors are pulling out of commodities, which are closely linked to the fate of the emerging economies.

That's what links the EM (emerging market) wave to the first wave. As the US housing market collapsed, low interest rates "helped fuel credit growth and increased leverage, particularly in China," according to the note. Combine that with China's attempt to transform itself and escape the middle-income trap, and the plunge in global commodity prices, and you have a new crisis.

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The problem is that the different stages of the crisis keep interacting with each other, stalling the recovery. Just as the EU sovereign debt crisis derailed the US economic recovery in 2010 and 2011, so the emerging markets collapse hit the EU, just at at the wrong time.

My bold. there.

What recovery?
It's been a double decker shit sandwich since this disaster started.
BTW, I remember seeing the crisis coming down the pipe in late 2007.

So now they are coming out and admitting things never really got better and are about to get even worse, yet again.

Remember Too Big To Fail?

Those same people are still running the show while the Fed sits and spins on it's thumb, printing money as fast as the ink can dry, pissing into the wind and trying to avoid the inevitable.

The fact that no one really went to jail over this out of control World Wide economic suicide pact between all these bankers just goes to show how corrupt our own government is.

I would present former Attorney General Eric Holder as exhibit A  in that evidence discovery investigation.

He refused to prosecute any of those bankers because the minute he walked away as Attorney General, he re joined them as that is where he came from in the first place.


China gave everyone a good scare late this last Summer and the financial watch dogs have been predicting really bad things were going to happen in the Third Quarter, which is exactly where we are right this minute.

All these bad things coming are not going to happen all at once but when it does start in earnest then you can expect it to go bad very deeply and for a long fucking time.

The entire World Economy is going to take a nasty hit again just like in 2008.

This time though, the Fed is out of rabbits to pull out of it's ass.

There will be no "Fix" for this one. It is going to have to run it's course. something that should have been allowed to happen back in 2008 instead of us bailing those bankers out. The market should have been allowed to correct it's self but they couldn't pass up the opportunity to let the American public pay off their bad gambling debts so they could start in anew.

This time the shit is going to hit the fan.

Hopefully there will be quite a few less bankers around when the dust finally settles.
 The rest of us will be well and truly fucked though.
I would recommend people start studying the survival methods our Grand Parents used to get through The Great Depression because this new crisis is going to be a different flavor than the first part.
The foreclosure rate just spiked again the other day in certain states that have more restrictive laws on the books that slow the process down as those impediments finally ran their course.

Some of those foreclosures had been in the works for years. That was from the first wave of this crisis,the one that started seven years ago and is still raging.

So the next time you see some government lackey trying to spin the economic outlook just point and laugh because anything they say to the contrary about how truly fucked our economy is about to get is an outright lie.

I'm having a hard time believing that their propaganda is going to do them much good when what is going on in the world is going to be as plain as the nose on your face.






 



Saturday, October 17, 2015

So Now I Am A Domestic Terrorist?


I'm just an average guy who works his ass off at a job he hates trying to support his family like millions of other guys.

I pay a shit load of taxes every fucking year.

I have opinions and am absolutely fearless about expressing them.

That makes me an extremist now to those who feel threatened by my opinions because dissent is now Hate Speech, Racism or Treason.

This so called Extremism is now enough reason to be labeled as a Domestic Terrorist by the very government I pay all those taxes to.

Terrorists have weapons, therefor weapons are bad, ergo I am bad because I have weapons.


So in the span of a few years as the political climate has changed in this country, I have gone from being Joe Six Pack to Joe The Domestic Terrorist without lifting a finger.

My personal definition of a Domestic Terrorist seems to differ from that of the now official government position.
I believe Domestic Terrorists actually go out and kill people.

I have neither done nor plan to do that.

I also happen to believe that every human being on this planet has the absolute right to defend themselves.

That I can and will still do,with any means at my disposal.

To some who disagree with my opinions, that makes me a dangerous individual. Here's a news flash for you, I am a dangerous individual. Try to harm me or my family and I will be a deadly dangerous individual.

My advice to those people is to never forget that I am just one of millions of other people in this country who could be dangerous individuals if forced to defend themselves or their families.


By falsely labeling absolutely normal American citizens as Extremists and Domestic Terrorists, there is a very dangerous precedent being set here.

This precedent will now allow the United States government to put absolutely normal and law abiding American citizens with strong opinions and the will to express them at risk of potential harm by that same government because of political posturing.
There are already more than enough government agencies created to perform this task if it is indeed necessary.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation specifically.

If the FBI is unable to perform the very tasks it was created for in the first place then it should be abolished.




The creation of a Justice Department division intended to investigate and label American citizens as Domestic Terrorists has all the earmarks of the act of a Tyrannical government.
It would be best for everyone to remember that the Second Amendment was specifically created to stop tyrannical government, especially our own.

This is the real reason why I am now a Domestic Terrorist.












Friday, October 16, 2015

Round Two


Of course this one was more expensive and she did buy an extended warranty but I'm pretty sure it doesn't cover people whacking the screen with shit.

They didn't offer insurance against such things either so it's pretty much step up and test your luck.

My reprieve against sensory overload was short lived but the wife is pretty much set that we are going to have one of these gargantuan fuckers so hand me the headphones.
I'm also betting that there will be death threats summarily issued to anyone getting within five feet of the motherfucker.

You don't mess with my wifes television viewing habits, bad things happen if you do.

Meanwhile, I finally found an outfit over in Portland that sells metal by the foot so I picked up ten feet of 1 X 1 X 1/8th inch Stainless Steel angle to build a frame for the polished aluminum radiator for this POS Sprite out in the garage.

Electrolysis shouldn't be too much of a concern because it has inserts for the mounting bolts in it already.

We have another fucking wedding to go to tomorrow back where she used to live up in the wind tunnel known as The Columbia River Gorge.

It was freakishly warm and clear last night but that won't last, it's supposed to rain tomorrow.

Figures.

On the bright side, I finally finished that damn McMinammins Passport bullshit so my weekends won't be spent driving all over the countryside anymore.
That should free up enough time to work on the Sprite, now that it's going to start getting colder than a witches tit in a brass bra out in that damn garage.

Life marches on.
I may be limping but I'll see if I can't keep up.

The Avalanche Of Leaked Documents Continues, New Source Leaks Thousands Pertaining To U.S. Drone Use.

Following in the foot steps of Manning and Snowden, a new source has leaked thousands of documents showing that the U.S. has a "Baseball Card" system with people's names who are targeted for death from above by remote control.
Apparently this Whistle Blower has leaked this information because of personal outrage over the government conduct which is sure to put their safety in jeopardy just like the other two.

I tried to post this yesterday just before I had to leave for work but my internet connection crapped out on me again.


A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs

 

On Thursday the Intercept published a groundbreaking new collection of documents related to America’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles to kill foreign targets in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Yemen. The revelations about the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command actions include primary source evidence that as many as 90 percent of US drone killings in one five month period weren’t the intended target, that a former British citizen was killed in a drone strike despite repeated opportunities to capture him instead, and details of the grisly process by which the American government chooses who will die, down to the “baseball cards” of profile information created for individual targets, and the chain of authorization that goes up directly to the president.1
All of this new information, according to the Intercept, appears to have come from a single anonymous whistleblower. A spokesperson for the investigative news site declined to comment on that source. But unlike the leaks of Snowden or Manning, the spilled classified materials are accompanied by statements about the whistleblower’s motivation in his or her own words.
“This outrageous explosion of watchlisting—of monitoring people and racking and stacking them on lists, assigning them numbers, assigning them ‘baseball cards,’ assigning them death sentences without notice, on a worldwide battlefield—it was, from the very first instance, wrong,” the source tells the Intercept. “We’re allowing this to happen. And by ‘we,’ I mean every American citizen who has access to this information now, but continues to do nothing about it.”

You and I both know that the Obama administration has not only continued this program but expanded it.
By just how much and by what means seems to be knowledge available to everyone now.
That fact is going to cause some sleepless nights in some circles.
I can only assume that the DOD and several Three Letter Agencies are scrambling right now to see what got leaked and how they can mitigate the damage.
One thing is for certain, this won't stop the targeted killings either way.






My thanks to Wired .com for the article.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Obama Basically Admits Government Numbers Fudging Nixed Social Security Rate Increase

The last line says it all.

White House says looking to resolve lack of Social Security increase


Oct 15 President Barack Obama is concerned about the "unintended" consequence of a Social Security formula that will keep nearly 65 million older Americans from getting an increase in their benefits next year, the White House said on Thursday.

"The president is aware of this, frankly, unintended policy consequence resulting from the formula for calculating cost-of-living adjustments," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "There have been discussions that the administration has had with members of Congress about this issue and about our interest in trying to resolve it."

Earnest said that to allow members of Congress to negotiate the U.S. budget in private he would not publicly give details on discussions about changing the formula for increases, which is linked to an inflation measure that currently shows consumer prices are flat.

My bold.

Consumer prices are flat?
Someone needs to get out of their Ivory Tower and go grocery shopping for a family of four tomorrow,
just because gas prices have come down doesn't mean anything else has.

I would recommend that Congress put this a little higher on their To Do list, there are elections coming and pissing off the Gray Hairs is not a great strategy for re electing incumbents.

Former Speaker Hastert (R) To Plead Guilty






Someone had it in for this guy, someone in the right place to make this prosecution happen.
I say this because they went after him and he wasn't able to dodge it by pulling strings. Kind of unusual in D.C. for someone as powerful as he once was.

Watch him walk away with a slap on his limp wrist though.

Ex-U.S. House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case





Federal prosecutors allege he promised to pay $3.5 million to an unnamed individual from his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois, to conceal past misconduct.
The individual who was allegedly receiving hush money from Hastert has not surfaced publicly. But anonymous law enforcement officials have told several media outlets that Hastert was trying to cover up sexual abuse of a male decades ago when he worked as a high school teacher and wrestling coach.
Hastert has not been charged with any past misconduct. He was a teacher at Yorkville High School in the 1960s and 1970s.
Lawyers for both sides said in September they were negotiating a plea deal to keep the case from going to trial. Durkin had asked both sides to bring him an agreement this week, or he would set a trial date.
According to the indictment, Hastert withdrew $1.7 million in cash from his bank accounts from 2010 to 2014. He is charged with "structuring" $952,000 of the withdrawals, taking the funds out in increments of under $10,000 to evade a requirement that banks report large cash transactions.
Hastert then told the FBI he was keeping the cash for himself, which the indictment said was a false statement.
Each of the charges carries a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.



Source, Reuters News.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

You're Gonna Need A Bigger TinFoil Hat--- If You're Not Paranoid, You're Crazy

If you have ever been accused of being paranoid when it comes to electronic snooping you can stand up and scream your vindication now.
Just be prepared to see little hints come at you from everywhere you turn that indeed, "they" are listening and heard every word of it.

This is a pretty fascinating article from a guy who slowly became aware of just how pernicious and sneaky this constant monitoring of everything you think or do is now and then documents it.
I highly recommend you read the entire piece.
Then have those you love who have accused you of being paranoid go read it.
Tell them to prepare to apologise for doubting you.

All I can say is that this constant nagging, gut feeling that everything we do is being watched, stored and processed for future use against us is not just our imagination run wild anymore.

It's way worse than we imagined.

So Much For That

I came home from work tonight and found the brand fucking new 55 inch television sitting on the floor facing the wall and the old one back up on the stand.
I asked the wife what the fuck that was all about and she told me that she went somewhere and had the Teen Ager watch the Autistic boy for a few minutes. Apparently he got pissed off about something and smashed a plastic toy into the screen and broke a bunch of the LED's inside so that there were streaks of color running across the screen.
The fucking box is still out in the garage.
I didn't even ask if there was insurance on it because if there was, she would have said something.


I just shut my damn mouth and I'll let her decide what she wants to do about it.
To say my wife is pissed is like saying Niagra Falls is wet.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Psychologists Who Designed CIA Torture Tactics Under GW Bush Sued By ACLU

Why Dick Cheney is still a free man mystifies me.
Him, David Fucking Addington and John Yoo should all be in prison. This may be a step towards that though.


ACLU sues psychologists over CIA interrogation tactics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used harsh interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists, saying the pair endorsed and taught torture tactics under the guise of science.

The lawsuit comes 10 months after the release of a damning Senate report that said the interrogation techniques had inflicted pain on al-Qaida prisoners far beyond the legal limits and did not yield lifesaving intelligence.

The suit accuses the psychologists, James E. Mitchell and John "Bruce" Jessen, of developing an interrogation program that relied on beatings, sleep deprivation, starvation, waterboarding and other methods that caused physical and psychological suffering on prisoners in CIA custody.

Henry Schuelke III, a lawyer who has represented the pair in the past, said Tuesday that he was not yet involved in the case and did not have any comment.

The suit was filed in federal court in Washington state on behalf of three former CIA prisoners. One, Gul Rahman, was interrogated in a dungeon-like Afghanistan prison called the Salt Pit, subjected to isolation, darkness and extreme cold water, and was later found dead of hypothermia. The other two men, Suleiman Abdullah Salim and Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, were held in CIA prisons but were never charged with any crimes and are now free.

The lawsuit was brought under the Alien Tort Statute, which allows noncitizens to sue in U.S. courts over human-rights violations. A 2010 Associated Press report, citing former U.S. officials, said the CIA had promised to cover at least $5 million in legal fees for the psychologists if the program ran into trouble.

"They claimed that their program was scientifically based, safe and proven, when in fact it was none of those things. The program was unlawful and its methods barbaric," Steven Watt, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Human Rights Program, said in a statement.

The suit repeats many of the allegations that surfaced in an exhaustive Senate investigation issued last year and that identified sweeping flaws in the CIA's approach to interrogations.

Set Up Another Round Of Panty Droppers

We are almost there.



Monday, October 12, 2015

Obama Defends Hillary, Email Scandal, "Ginned Up By Politics"

This from the guy who just used a group of grieving people in Roseburg Oregon as a political opportunity to push for gun control.

He knows, she knows and everybody else knows that politics is a Blood Sport.

Hillary Clinton has been wounded and is bleeding over this Benghazi affair and it's gotten bad enough that between that and this Email scandal she is double digits behind Bernie Sanders in the polls right now.

This has obviously gotten worrisome enough to the Democratic puppet masters to beg Obama to step up and try and take some of the heat off.

Fuck him and Fuck her, both.


Obama says Clinton email server a 'mistake', but denies national security jeopardized



President Barack Obama said Sunday that Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server to conduct her correspondence while secretary of state was a "mistake", but denied that U.S. national security had been jeopardized as a result.

"She made a mistake. She has acknowledged it. I do think that the way it's been ginned up is in part because of politics,"Obama said in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes". "I think she'd be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly."

Obama added that he was not initially aware that Clinton was using the private server, which was kept at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. as opposed to a professional data center. When CBS' Steve Kroft pointed out that the Obama administration has prosecuted people for having classified material on their private computers, the president said he didn't get the impression there was an intent to "hide something or to squirrel away information."

The elections are still a year away and her falling so fast this early in the game has got to be keeping TPTB up at night.

Good.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Gift That Keeps Giving

I don't know why anyone should be surprised by this little tidbit.

Just 158 families, clustered around 9 U.S. cities, have already donated more than $175 million dollars towards candidates running in the next Presidential election.


They are overwhelmingly white, rich, older and male, in a nation that is being remade by the young, by women, and by black and brown voters. Across a sprawling country, they reside in an archipelago of wealth, exclusive neighborhoods dotting a handful of cities and towns. And in an economy that has minted billionaires in a dizzying array of industries, most made their fortunes in just two: finance and energy.

Now they are deploying their vast wealth in the political arena, providing almost half of all the seed money raised to support Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Just 158 families, along with companies they own or control, contributed $176 million in the first phase of the campaign, a New York Times investigation found. Not since before Watergate have so few people and businesses provided so much early money in a campaign, most of it through channels legalized by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision five years ago.


My bold.

Don't forget to vote for whichever candidate they finally buy, they are counting on it to give this sham credibility.

Remember, corporations are people too, the Supreme Court says so.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Wife Goes "Shopping"

So I get home from work the other night and my wife informs me that she is going "Shopping" the next day.

She just went grocery shopping earlier so this is a statement of intent here for something else.

Really, I says, what for?

She hesitated for a few seconds, never a good sign.

Rugs, she finally says.

Rugs?

Yeah, rugs.


Hmmm.

I'll admit that some of our throw rugs are getting pretty shitty looking, threads hanging off the corners and just generally worn the hell out.

OK honey, have a good time.

All the while wondering just what the fuck she is up to because that pause tells me there is more to this story coming.

So I come home from work last night and go through the kitchen, there is a wall between it and the front room.

Bigger than shit, there is a bag with some throw rugs in it on the table.
One of her sisters is here and they are out in the garage yakking away like they always do.

So I see ya found some rugs.

Yes.

Then the sister pipes up and says didn't you see what's in the living room?

Uh, no. So I turn around and find this sitting there.



Ho-leee shit!

Of course she had to buy the new TV cabinet to go with it and not shown is the new computer desk.

Jayzus.
My worst nightmare has just been realized.


She wakes me up this morning banging on shit with a hammer.

I come staggering out of the bedroom wondering what the fuck all the hammering is about and badly needing a cup of coffee.

Putting the cabinet together.

Already?

I had to help a little bit with the door slides but other than that she is throwing that sucker together by herself.

Then she informs me that she is going to go get a new dining table set too. This means I will be conscripted to haul that shit and most likely put that together.

She got a little bit of back pay from a ten year old lawsuit against the State who was fucking over the In Home Care Givers that are licensed by them.
Normally my wife is pretty damn frugal, almost miserly as a matter of fact, so this came clear out of left field.

If she is happy, I am happy so I am just going to shut my mouth and let her do her thing here.

The only problem I see coming is that it is going to get really cold out in that garage this Winter but that is the only place I will be able to escape to in order to be able to ignore this giant fucking television that is now going to dominate the wall right across from my recliner.

Either that or get a new lap top with a huge assed screen on it.

She watches television constantly and it is not uncommon for two or more to be on at the same time with no one really watching either one. Drives me crazy.

Television is something I try to avoid. I actually gave the last one I owned away five years ago. Mind pollution and drivel is all that comes out of the fucking things but she has to have them on even if it's just back ground noise.

I only half ass watch it because the fucking thing is constantly on while I am sitting here and it is hard to avoid, even with the headphones on. Now it is going to be impossible. It's going to be like having a Drive In movie screen eight feet away, right in front of me.

I'm going to have to figure something out here because televisions irritate the shit out of me.

Idiot box indeed, now Super Sized and most definitely, Must See.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

You Little Bastards!!

So I wake up this morning and peeked through the shades to see if it was raining or not and find this,


It too about two nanoseconds to realize what I was looking at and started laughing. What are ya gonna do?

I didn't know kids still did that shit.
It's nice to know there are still some Merry Little Pranksters out and about in the world I guess. Little fuckers anyways.

It will give the kid something to do when he gets home from school I guess.

He is a Senior and on the Football team so I can only surmise that this is the handywork of some of his little associates.

I see I am going to have to take some other matters into my own hands though.
I have been threatening to trim those fucking bushes back all Summer and the wife freaks out every time and says she will get it done.

Since it's Football season and she goes out to watch the games every Sunday, me and the shears are going to have a little party of our own.
I'm sure I'll hear about it but sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do and since she let it go so damn long I am going to do some serious whacking.

I'll just park the old El Camino right out front and throw the trimmings right in the back and haul them off before she gets home.

Update;


I decided it would probably be best to go clean that shit up before it got wet, it's supposed to rain around here.
I got lucky it seems, I found almost an entire roll stuck up in the Arbor Vidae.
It could have been worse. I should have taken a picture from the neighbors yard because they really went to town on that side.
While I was out there cleaning it up a local cop drove by, the prick didn't even bother to point and laugh.

I would have.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

We Are Dealing With Weapons Grade Stupidity Here.

So I got this wild hair up my ass the other day and joined that world class clusterfuck popularly known as Twitter.
Don't ask me why, looking back on it, the only reason I can come up with is because it's cheap entertainment and I really like to fuck with people.
It's hobby of mine, harassing whomever the fickle finger of fate happens to be pointing to at any given time.
Trust me when I say, that outfit is a target rich environment.

So I'm sitting here on my dead ass surfing the web before I go to work and decide to check my EMail.
Lo and behold I have a message on Twitter from some fucking clown I have never heard of before, don't ask me how that works, anyways, this particular fucking idiot decides to make a target of himself by loudly proclaiming in 164 characters or less that he thinks it's a great idea to make gun owners register, license and insure their firearms, just like a car.

Blink Blink.


Oh, no he din't, really?


MWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!

All systems operational and locked on.

So I let him have it, just a little at first to see if he would rise to the bait.....


It took a little while but pretty soon it's FISH ON!!

He smarts off right back and then I let him have it.

I haven't heard anything back so there could be a smoking hole in his Twitter account right now.

Moron.

I mean stop and think about this premise for two fucking seconds.
There are over 500 million firearms currently in private hands in this country right this minute.

These fucking idiots want to register and license them?!!


How?

That's what I want to know, how in the fuck are you in any possible way going to do that?

Look up the word impossible and take it to heart you ridiculously ignorant sonsabitches.

Jesus Christ that level of stupid should be cripplingly painful.

To give you an idea of just what these kinds of idiots are clamoring for, go buy a 100 pound bag of rice.

Take that big bag of rice and get on an airplane. Get up in the air over New York City at cruising speed then dump that bag of rice out the door.

Now go find every grain of rice from that bag and then register and license it.

The thing that really gets me is that these fucking clowns are dead serious when they flap their gums about this shit.
No fucking clue about what they are talking about, just some talking point propaganda bullshit that makes them feel smart when they repeat it.

But hey, with the attention span of a fruit fly anyway, it's hardly sporting on my part to bait them first.

I just can't help yanking their chains when they make it so easy.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

No Wonder Obama Loves Him Some United Nations

They are people you can do business with apparently.


‘No place at the United Nations’: Ex-UN General Assembly leader accused of pocketing $500,000 in bribes

 

 

The president of the United Nations General Assembly said “corruption has no place” there, after prosecutors accused one of his predecessors of accepting more than half a million dollars in bribes from Chinese businesses.
Former UNGA president John Ashe used some bribe money to fly his family to New Orleans, where they stayed in an $850-a-night hotel room, according to court documents filed today.
Prosecutors say other money was used to lease a luxury car, pay Ashe’s home mortgage, buy Rolex watches and custom suits, and construct a $30,000 basketball court at his home in Dobbs Ferry, New York, where he was arrested Tuesday. He opened two bank accounts to receive the funds and then underreported his income by more than $1.2 million, officials said.
"We will be asking: Is bribery business as usual at the U.N.?"
- U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara
Ashe, a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who served in the largely ceremonial post as head of the 193-nation assembly from September 2013 to September 2014, faces tax fraud charges in what authorities call a conspiracy with five others, including Francis Lorenzo, a deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic who lives in the Bronx.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara repeatedly noted that it was early in the investigation and told reporters that as it proceeds: "We will be asking: Is bribery business as usual at the U.N.?"
He added: "I wouldn't be surprised if we see other people charged."

I will be working over here at my tax slave wage  job while you guys straighten this out.

 



Hillary Really Hates Teh Guns, Wants To Use Executive Orders To Get Restrictions.

What a surprise.

Because more laws preventing people from getting guns is such a popular idea lately.........


Fuck off Hillary.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

Couple this news with the recent announcement that Kerry signed that damned U.N. small Arms Treaty and you might start seeing the Larger Picture here.
Here is one these clowns may want to remember,


On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe.

This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all.

The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that “violent extremism” is not exclusive to Islam (which it is). Obama is redefining jihad terror to include everyone but the jihadists. So will the UN, driven largely by the sharia-enforcing Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the pro-Islamic post-American President Obama, use a “global police force” to crush counter-jihad forces?

After all, with Obama knowingly aiding al-Qaeda forces in Syria, how likely is it that he will use his “global police force” against actual Islamic jihadists? I suspect that instead, this global police force will be used to impose the blasphemy laws under the sharia (Islamic law), and to silence all criticism of Islam for the President who proclaimed that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

What is a global police force doing in our cities? This is exactly the abdication of American sovereignty that I warned about in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America. The Obama Department of Justice made it clear that it was exactly that when it distributed a press release last week announcing the “Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism.” In that press release, the DoJ complained that “while many cities and local authorities are developing innovative responses to address this challenge, no systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale.”




So if the local and municipal effort to counter the euphemistic and disingenuous “violent extremism” is inadequate and hasn’t developed “systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale,” the feds – and the UN – have to step in. Thus the groundwork is being laid for federal and international interference down to the local level. “The Strong Cities Network,” Lynch declared, “will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration” – i.e., local dependence on federal and international authorities.

Lynch made the global (that is, United Nations) involvement clear when she added: “As we continue to counter a range of domestic and global terror threats, this innovative platform will enable cities to learn from one another, to develop best practices and to build social cohesion and community resilience here at home and around the world.”

It's not bad enough that local police departments have been getting more and more militarized over the years and that they rely on Federal largess much too often, now they want to bring in a World Police.

Bring your shit on boys.
we'll show you a time you will never forget.

Once again, Obama is coddling these Islamic jihadists and trying to overblow the threat of Domestic Terrorism.
Once again also,he is going to step on his dick.

For the life of me I can not comprehend the fact that he thinks bringing U.N. troops into this country is going to do a fucking thing except piss off damn near everyone already here in the country with the most heavily armed populace on the entire planet.

Signing that small arms treaty is joke to begin with, bringing in the Blue hats is going to be hilarious.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Dethguild Strikes Again

It's the reality of the situation whether or not anyone wants to admit it.

A Request For The Next Potential Mass Shooters Of The World

Please skip Part A of the plan, you know, the part where you shoot up a bunch of people who have never done a fucking thing to you and proceed directly to Part B.
I thank you for your consideration.

Massive Gold Market Rigging Scandal About To Break.

What people have been saying for years is about to be laid out for all to see, the Gold market has been manipulated by a world wide collusion between the Feds and some of the biggest banks in the world.

UBS Is About To Blow The Cover On A Massive Gold-Rigging Scandal

 

With countless settlements documenting the rigging of every single asset class, it was only a matter of time before the regulators - some 10 years behind the curve as usual - finally cracked down on gold manipulation as well, even though as we have shown in the past, central banks in general and the Fed in particular are among the biggest gold manipulators.
That said, we are confident by now nobody will be surprised that there was manipulation going on in the gold casino. In fact, ever since Germany's Bafin launched a probe into Deutsche Bank for gold and silver manipulation, it has been very clear that the only question is how many banks will end up paying billions to settle the rigging of the gold market (with nobody going to prison as usual, of course).

.....unlike previous gold probe cases, this one will actually have consequences.
How do we know?
Because just like in LIBOR-gate, just like in FX-gate, it is the biggest rat of all, Swiss megabank UBS, that is about to turn on its former criminal peers.
As Bloomberg reported earlier "UBS was granted conditional leniency in Swiss antitrust probe of possible manipulation of precious metal prices, a person with knowledge of the matter said."
Bloomberg adds that the "bank may face lower fine than six other banks and financial firms suspected in probe or may avoid penalty altogether, person says."
Why would UBS do this? The same reason UBS did so on at least on two prior occasions: the regulators have definitive proof it is involved, and gave it the option to turn evidence and to rat out its cartel peers, or face even more massive financial penalties.
UBS promptly chose the former, and took the opportunity to minimize yet another key civil (and criminal) market manipulation charge against it, especially after it was already branded a "criminal recidivist" between Libor, FX and, of course, the tax evasion scandal: one more manipulation scandal and the bank could well lose its license to operate in NYC.
Which simply means that now the official countdown on the announcement of what will be revealed as the biggest gold-manipulation and rigging scandal in history, has begun.

Like Taylor Durden says above though, ain't nobody gonna go to jail for this either, further proof that laws are for little people so just shut your mouth and get back to work peon.

He states earlier in the piece that there have been multiple lawsuits filed in this country alleging this price fixing so someone is going to be getting their checkbooks out again down the road.

What is unclear here though is how The Fed is going to keep their asses out of the fire when it's all said and done.

What is clear though is that these financial institutions are an ongoing criminal enterprise that is world wide.

The LIBOR rate fixing scandal proved that they were all in cahoots to screw everyone over to make money, this shows that they are still doing it, consequences be damned, because they are going to pay whatever financial penalties they recieve out of the profits they have made by screwing everyone over in the first place. So, there is absolutely no incentive for them to stop their crooked ways,

BECAUSE NO ONE EVER GOES TO JAIL!!!!




 



Thursday, October 1, 2015

Breaking News, Mass Shooting At Roseburg Ore Community College

Jesus, Roseburg is a small town in Southwest Oregon I used to live in.
From what I am hearing there are ten dead and twenty wounded.
The hospital there is in no way prepared for this kind of situation so they are life flighting some of the wounded to Springfield/Eugene 90 miles away and hauling them in ambulances.

They are showing pictures of the police searching the students back packs now that it's over, that's some fine police work there, Lou.
I'm waiting to hear what happened to the sick fuck who was doing the shooting.


I will update this as I get more information.

Update 1,

It appears the body count is climbing as some of the wounded have died en route to the hospital, I am hearing 15 dead now.

Update 2,

The police wouldn't let anyone take their cars home and have bussed everyone to the Douglas County Fair Grounds.

We were there last Summer for a concert.

Supposedly the shooter is in custody, no word on age, sex, condition.

Update 3

The wife just turned off the local news coverage because as usual, when they don't have any real facts to report they resort to inane questions posed to other people who don't have a fucking clue as to what's going on. At one point they were interviewing some woman from Kentucky of all places who had a Niece there!
Then they were trolling Twitter for fucks sake.
I'm sure the National news crews will have more info than these clueless fucks here shortly.

Update 4

There is a link to the live coverage here if you can stand it.

Update 5


Apparently the asshole doing the shooting is dead too.
Good.

The attorney general said the shooter was killed in the melee at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Ore., KGW-TV reports.

“It is believed there is only one shooter who is no longer a threat,” Oregon State Police said in a statement. “There is no current threat to the community.”

Kortney Moore, 18, told News Review-Today that she in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when one shot came through a window. She said she saw her teacher get shot in the head.

The shooter was inside at that point, and he told people to get on the ground, Moore told the newspaper. The shooter was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing, Moore said..

A witness at the scene in Roseburg said the male shooter was shot by police and was acting alone, according The Register-Guard of Eugene. The report could not be immediately confirmed.

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