Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Back in uniform with JBM Patrol

Marine Vietnam vet. 70. Survived a lung transplant three years ago when a lot of the doctors were writing me off. Now back in uniform for JBM Patrol. Worked 11 hours today. People at the VA tell me I'm a tough old Marine. I may start to believe it.


I was pleased to be accepted for a PT Security Officer's Position. I hope I can meet their standards, especially physically. Today went fine. They are a top notch outfit, with military standards for uniforms, appearance, following orders and professionalism. They are several cuts above the security agency I worked for in college. The officer who trained me today, S/O Ray Cruz, was experienced (though 20) and sharp as a tack; A pleasure to work with. Wish me luck. ~Bob


Monday, February 20, 2017

History


Burkas


Egypt

Coptic Teacher Shot in the Head by Radical Islamists as Attacks on Christians in Egypt Escalate

Rapes

Islamic State jihadi says mass rapes of non-Muslim women were “normal”
Excerpt: In Islamic law, it is normal: the seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful to you your wives to whom you have paid their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses of those whom Allah has given you as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or whom their right hands possess, for they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)

Canada

Canada: Bomb-making materials found at Muslim teen’s home
Excerpt: “Investigators also seized a document called ‘Put Your Trust in Allah.’ The document referred to the seven gifts someone would receive in the afterlife as a martyr for jihad.” One might almost get the idea that this had something to do with Islam, if we didn’t have so many learned analysts telling us it wasn’t so.

Saudi Arabia

Islamophobia: Saudi Arabia ‘deports 40,000 Pakistani workers over terror fears.’ Thousands of foreign national workers allegedly expelled from country over visa violations and security concerns, as protests over unpaid wages continue

Iran

Our peace partners: Iranian morality police beat and detain 14-year-old girl 'for wearing ripped jeans'

Media lies

More mainstream media mess-ups: The Muslim Olympian 'detained because of President Trump's travel ban' was detained under Obama

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/more-mainstream-media-mess-ups-the-muslim-olympian-detained-because-of-president-trumps-travel-ban-was-detained-under-obama/article/2614645

Mandel for Senate

Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate 2018
Excerpt: It is as if Mandel were grown from a petri dish in a lab far beneath the bowels of the Republican Jewish Coalition headquarters. A twice-deployed U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, attorney, former city councilman, former state representative, and current state treasurer, Mandel has risen up through Ohio politics by running on an authentically principled brand of conservatism. His combat experiences overseas have led Mandel to a remarkably clear-eyed stance on the jihadi threat, and Mandel is very much already a known commodity within the broader pro-Israel and counter-jihadism communities. He is unapologetic about the civilizational clash between liberalized West and barbaric jihad, and about the concomitant need to protect the homeland from radical Islamism.

Blocking Refugees

FLASHBACK: Democrats Tried To Block Thousands Of Vietnam War Refugees, Including Orphans. By Richard Pollock

Taxpayer-Funded Addiction

Our Miserable 21st Century. From work to income to health to social mobility, the year 2000 marked the beginning of what has become a distressing era for the United States
Excerpt: How did so many millions of un-working men, whose incomes are limited, manage en masse to afford a constant supply of pain medication? Oxycontin is not cheap. As Dreamland carefully explains, one main mechanism today has been the welfare state: more specifically, Medicaid, Uncle Sam’s means-tested health-benefits program. Here is how it works (we are with Quinones in Portsmouth, Ohio): [The Medicaid card] pays for medicine—whatever pills a doctor deems that the insured patient needs. Among those who receive Medicaid cards are people on state welfare or on a federal disability program known as SSI. . . . If you could get a prescription from a willing doctor—and Portsmouth had plenty of them—Medicaid health-insurance cards paid for that prescription every month. For a three-dollar Medicaid co-pay, therefore, addicts got pills priced at thousands of dollars, with the difference paid for by U.S. and state taxpayers. A user could turn around and sell those pills, obtained for that three-dollar co-pay, for as much as ten thousand dollars on the street. In 21st-century America, “dependence on government” has thus come to take on an entirely new meaning.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017, Madison, WI. Sunny, 61 degrees.


Book Recommendations

Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity. By Samuel P. Huntington
Though a few years old, this is an important and interesting book. It is a bit of a heavy read, requiring focus, because it's by a Harvard Academic, but it is well researched and documented, with a plethora of data and quotes. The book is comprehensive discussion of how the American identity was shaped, how recent events like the unprecedented immigration of millions who do not seek to join the existing culture and how current trends may play out in the future, it should be of interest to every thoughtful American, of whatever political persuasion, who is concerned about the future. Some quotes to provoke your interest: "...the proportion of Christians in America has remained relatively constant. In three surveys between 1989 and 1996, between 84% and 88% of Americans said they were Christians. The proportion of Christians in American rivals or exceeds the proportion of Jews in Israel, of Muslims in Egypt, of Hindus in India, and of Orthodox believers in Russia." P99. "Americanization, Justice Louis Brandeis declared in 1919, meant that the immigrant 'adopts the clothes, the manners, and the customs generally prevailing here...substitutes for his mother tongue the English language,' insures that 'his interests and affections have become deeply rooted here.'...When he has done all this he will have 'the national consciousness of an American.'" P131 "'Classifications and distinctions based on race or color,' the leading black attorney, Thurgood Marshall argued in 1948, 'have no moral of legal authority in our society.'" P147. "23% of Hispanic immigrants were citizens, compared to 69% of non-Hispanic immigrants." P239 "Between 1994 and 1995, applications for citizenship increased by over 75%.... ...the result of two factors.... First... about 3,000,000 illegal immigrants became eligible for naturalization in 1994. ... Second, the vulnerability of government benefits available for aliens became visible in 1994 with California's proposition 187 and the debate leading up to Congresses passage of the Welfare Reform and Control Act of 1996. (I'd add "under Bill Clinton!") These developments threatened to open up a huge gap between the economic benefits available to citizens and non-citizens." P218 "An analysis of welfare use in 2001 by immigrants from a dozen regions and countries showed Mexican immigrant households ranking first, with 34.1% using welfare, compared to 22.7% of all immigrant households, and 14.6% of native American households." p236

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

Though I have been a Revolutionary war buff since my early teens, soon 55 years ago, I gained both new knowledge and new insights from this book. A Christmas gift from my brother (Thanks Tom) it presents the well-known story of Benedict Arnold's treason in a different light, arguing that it was a unifying force that pulled Americans together to finish the revolution and create a united country. I knew that Arnold had been essential to final victory due to his service at Saratoga. This suggests his betrayal, loathsome as it was, preformed inadvertently a more important service for the inchoate nation. Such are the great ironies of history. There was also much detail and anecdotal stories that I was unaware of. I highly recommend this excellent history.

Illegals


Games


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Boggled

Transgender woman, 58, who killed her sixth husband in a botched castration is arrested for threatening to shoot a judge

you will pay

Taxpayers required to pick up tab for educating illegal immigrant students. By M.D. Kittle

SJW and racism

Why Social-Justice Warriors Think It’s Okay to Be Racist Towards Asians

Good riddence

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has died at 78, Fox News has confirmed. He died at Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence for plotting terror attacks throughout New York City.

Planned


How to tell


True


Hypocracy

An open letter from 14 Medal of Honor recipients to Sen. Blumenthal over his hypocrisy on Gorsuch

Friday, February 17, 2017

Pro Palestinian?

How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict

Hush

House Dems hush up how Muslim IT employees compromised Intelligence Committee networks

NSA

Bannon Wins, as Navy Officer Rejects National Security Advisor Job. Robert Harward bowed out after Trump rejected his request to pick his own team.

Wisconsin Sunset 2-16-17




Warren


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PC?

Like Glenn Reynolds says, Read the whole thing.
http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-rise-of-political-correctness/
"Because the point of P.C. is not and has never been merely about any of the items that it imposes, but about the imposition itself. Much less is it about creating a definable common culture or achieving some definable good. On the retail level, it is about the American’s ruling class’s felt need to squeeze the last drops of voter participation out of the Democratic Party’s habitual constituencies. On the wholesale level, it is a war on civilization waged to indulge identity politics."

Conservatives


Pro Choice?


What is the problem?


Racist?


Remember


France

Police out in force and France on riot alert as thousands protest against immigration policies http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465944/Police-force-France-riot-alert-thousands-protest-immigration-policies.html#ixzz4Yn23PO1t

Education


Brown