I did not see too much on this report out of Oakland CA Pro-Taliban Matthew Aaron Llaneza, 28, of San Jose was arrested for planning & then attempting to detonate a "planted" vehicle bomb ( Courtesy of the FBI )
Sweet! Maybe, just maybe, some people on the left can truly begin to realize and understand why the Tea Party and Conservatives are getting extremely worried about Drones Surveillance, Wireless Taps, and Gun Control/Confiscation. After the horrific shooting in an Aurora Co. Movie theater The Media essentially rushed begin stalking Conservatives to blame it on. Branco's cartoon at Legal Insurrection
Speaking of Gun Control
My personal irony meter has ticked up in the past several weeks as there has been an all push by the majority of media to address the need for tougher Gun Control laws. Several News organizations have now sought to publish maps, lists and names of registered firearms holders in their papers, stating that afterall it is a matter of public record and should be made readily available for the people.
The curious questions creep up in my mind why they did not find such diligence in reporting the Fast & Furious Gun walking program that supplied thousands of arms and ammunition to Narco drug lords in Mexico. Did they not spur multiple massacres of Mexican and U.S. Persons that number in the hundreds? The overall majority of the Media News Organizations could not muster even a solid investigative piece on it, yet they are compelled to harass legal registered gun owners who have not harmed anyone with their firearms, by attempting to shame them in a listing of of their names and address' I would go as far as declaring a modern day equivalent to scarlet lettering accept that the Gun Owners have not in any way shape or deed broken the law at all! ( please note I could further the argument by introducing the 9/11 Benghazi Massacre flawed coverage to this)
The North Korean Regime has completed another underground nuclear test that registered a magnitude 5.1 by the U.S. Geological Survey. Higher than the previous two nuclear tests North Korea has preformed in the past. North Korea confirmed said test and has now escalated it's already aggressive posture to the Western powers particularly the U.S. And it's allie South Korea
The inside game we need to bare in mind on this subject is that much if not all of North Korea's nuclear program is being funded by The Nihilistic council of 12 Mullahs of Iran. Then consider the potential of intercontinental ballistic missiles in the hands of both of these dangerously unstable nations. There is an extremely dangerous policy in cutting defense budgets in the wake of such events but that is our policy. . . To fund unsustainable social programs over national defense obligations.
My only question is this... After a nuclear device goes off state side either delivered by missile, automotive vehicle, or a in a suitcase, will the poor of the area afflicted need more EBT cards or radiation treatment?
Paul Krugman Says
Courtesy of the Marklevinshow.com
"Eventually we do have a problem. That the population is getting older, health care costs are rising…there is this question of how we’re going to pay for the programs. The year 2025, the year 2030, something is going to have to give…. …. We’re going to need more revenue…Surely it will require some sort of middle class taxes as well.. We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes… on the middle class, maybe a value added tax…And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits . So the snarky version…which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this."The former Enron accounting advisor admits in the long run the U.S. will need to resort to "death panels & Sales taxes" in determining who receives life sustaining health care and who doesn't - the targets of such will be the aged at first but history has told us where this monstrous thinking progress' to far too often. It begins with the aged and the terminal, it advances to mentally impaired or disabled then includes the physically handicapped not even to mention a policy that advances the pre birth screenings to abort the "defective" along with the plain old "a baby will ruin my social lifestyle" elected abortions. & just in case you are unaware of what a VAT tax is :
Definition of 'Value-Added Tax - VAT'A type of consumption tax that is placed on a product whenever value is added at a stage of production and at final sale. Value-added tax (VAT) is most often used in the European Union. The amount of value-added tax that the user pays is the cost of the product, less any of the costs of materials used in the product that have already been taxed.
Investopedia explains 'Value-Added Tax - VAT'For example when a is built by a company in Europe the manufacturer is charged a value-added tax on all of the supplies they purchase for producing the television. Once the television reaches the shelf, the consumer who purchases it must pay the value-added tax that applies to him or her.
Courtesy of Ann Althouse's fine blog
From-"Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex," by Mary Roach
"... where, during the 1970s, an estimated one hundred vengeful Thai wives, spurred by media coverage of a prominent 1973 case, sliced off the penises of their adulterous husbands as they slept. When a suitably equipped microsurgeon was on hand to reattach the errant appendage, the men were able to resume philandering within a matter of months. Though probably with reduced success: The penises, though operative, were shorter, numb, and often only partway erectable. The most serious complication, in the Thai attacks, was infection. Two of the wives flushed the penises down the toilet, forcing their husbands to grope for their lost manhood inside the septic tank. (Incredibly, both were found, cleaned, cleaned some more, and reattached.) More commonly, the women would hurl the penis out the window. In the cases described in 'Surgical Management of an Epidemic of Penile Amputations in Siam,' all the recovered penises were 'grossly contaminated.' Better that than eaten by livestock. Many rural Thai homes are elevated on pilings, with the family’s pigs, chickens, and ducks tending to mill about seeking shade in the space underneath. It is not, oddly, the pigs, but rather the ducks, that the castrated Thai must worry about. The paper does not provide the exact number of penises eaten by ducks, but the author says there have been enough over the years to prompt the coining of a popular saying: 'I better get home or the ducks will have something to eat.'"