Does Barack Obama have any idea what is going on in the government that he is supposedly running?Â Scandals are erupting all around him, and he supposedly was not aware that any wrongdoing had taken place in any of those instances.Â It is almost as if every major government agency has gone rogue and Obama has no idea what the heck they are doing.Â According to Obama, he often doesn’t learn what those under his authority are up to until he sits down and turns on the news.Â Should we believe him when he claims ignorance over and over again, or is Obama just trying to protect himself?Â Whether you are a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent, the revelations that have come out in recent days about the IRS, the seizure of AP phone records and Benghazi should be very alarming to you.Â Taken together, these scandals paint a picture of a federal government that has become drunk with power, and no matter where you may fall on the political spectrum that is something that nobody should want.
Posted below is a fictional interview that I have created between an anonymous reporter and Barack Obama about the IRS scandal, the seizure of AP phone records, Benghazi and other sensitive topics.Â Yes, this interview is a bit absurd, but so is the notion that Barack Obama is completely ignorant about so many important things that are going on inside his own government…
REPORTER: “President Obama, the IRS has publicly admitted that they were specifically targeting patriot groups and Tea Party organizations for ‘extra scrutiny’.Â When did you first learn about this?”
REPORTER: “But how is that possible?Â We have now learned that the targeting of patriots and Tea Party groups beganÂ as early as March 2010.Â The head of the IRS tax-exempt organizations division was informed about this targeting inÂ June 2011, the chief counsel for the IRS knew about this targeting byÂ August 2011, theÂ deputy commissioner for services and enforcement knew about this targeting byMarch 2012, andÂ IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller knew about this targetingÂ byÂ May 2012.Â Throughout this period of time, the IRS repeatedly lied to Congress when they were specifically asked about the targeting of conservative groups.Â Are you claiming that nobody from your administration ever had any contact with anyone from the IRS about this?”
REPORTER: That is what the IRS was claiming at first.Â But now the Washington PostÂ is reportingÂ that “IRS officials at the agencyâs Washington headquartersÂ sent queries to conservative groups asking about their donorsÂ and other aspects of their operations, while officials in the El Monte and Laguna Niguel offices in California sent similar questionnaires to tea-party-affiliated groups.”Â That would seem to indicate that this was being coordinated on a nationwide level by someone at the IRS.Â Would you care to comment on that?
REPORTER: But you were just commenting on it.Â Don’t you think that the American people deserve the truth about this?
REPORTER: Okay, let’s switch gears.Â Did you know that the Justice Department wasÂ spying on AP reportersÂ just months before the 2012 election?Â Did you know that two months of cellular, office and home telephone records were secretly obtained without any explanation last April and May?
REPORTER: The Associated Press is now the enemy?Â Without a free and independent media, what would keep us from descending into tyranny?
REPORTER: But shouldn’t we be alarmed when government agencies target specific groups of people for their political beliefs?Â BreitbartÂ is reportingÂ that the EPA “has routinely charged conservative and watchdog groups fees that the agency has waived for the mainstream media and ‘green’ groups”.Â Do you know anything about this?
REPORTER: I understand that these are tougher questions than you normally get from the media.Â But I think that the American people deserve some answers.Â For example, would you like to discuss Benghazi?
REPORTER: Very funny Mr. President.Â What about the Fast and Furious scandal?Â Would you be willing to talk about that?
REPORTER: Are there any difficult subjects that you would be willing to discuss?Â I have questions here about the Secret Service prostitution scandal, Solyndra, the new NSA spy center out in Utah, government ammunition stockpiling, the NDAA, drone strikes, Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers.Â Would you be willing to answer any of those questions?
Here are 10 behaviors that will identify you as homo ovis, a new mutant breed of beings devolving, who outwardly appear human but behave more and more as herd animals. They are easily frightened, unable to fend for themselves, pathologically needing to conform to the norm, in effect, becoming one of the eX-Men.
I will try to keep the preaching down to a minimum, because I myself am all of these things, and yet, also none of them. I am you and you are me (and we are all together). Well, thatâs enough vague philosophizing.
Cue intro music (preferably Devo) â You might be one of the sheeple ifâŚ
1. You read this all passively.
2. You are comfortable in your language cage. I get a big kick out of the roller coaster ride that is progressive thought. Up and down they go, around and around. Someone writes an article about how we must âinvent our own languageâ and stop using âthe words of our oppressors.â
Someone else then mentions the âGlobal War of Terrorâ â re-using, bringing back to life (zombie journalism) a canard invented by the propaganda writers of the moron Bush.
âBut, locust, we have to use that term, because everybody else does.âÂ This is the DAFT war, folks, the Defense against Future Terrorism war, and please notice that I am making up language for our own use, because I refuse to use the language of the Powers Really In Charge (PRICs) â see, I just did it again.
3. You are a Republican. I can understand why many of the top 1% belong to this increasingly extremist group, because they profit from it.
For the rest of you, give a few moments of thought as to why exactly you belong to and support this party. Preferably, write these reasons down.
Of course, I have an ulterior motive. Thinking and writing will cause you to become less of a Republican. I openly state my intentions because I consider you as family and I will not lie to you. Iâm relatively honest, and I deliberately said that just for the pun of it.
4. You are a Democrat. For those who have convenientlyÂ forgotten, letâs jump in the Wayback machine and journey back to 2006. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi literally crowed about how the new Democratic-led Congress had stopped all unfunded spending.
It might occur to you that the Federal debt has gone up by trillions of dollars since then, which is a lot of unfunded spending and certainly makes her a liar and a hypocrite at the very least. This has no effect upon her standing within the party or with her constituents.
Obviously, the bar for honesty and public service is really, really low if you are a Democrat. Like, below ground-level low.
5. Whichever party you belong to (or none at all), you are not angry as hell at your elected officials. They continue to get paid, they continue to give themselves perks and greatÂ health insurance, even as the majority of Americans descend into serfdom.
Obviously, the bar for self-abuse and denial is really, really incredibly low for non-politician American citizens. Cavern-low.
6. You maintain a largeÂ credit card debt. You work your ass off, and then sign a big chunk of your paycheck over to some bankster.
Tell me again why you work so hard. Do your expensive bangles and baubles really make you happy? If so, why? You need exterior things to give your life meaning and stature? So sad.
7. You shop at Wal-Mart or any other in-convenience store. Sure, people die in some far-away country tragically, slaving away in a sweatshop until a fire rages through the shoddy building or the roof collapses or the worker-ant-people die from abuse. But hey, you get cheap stuff.
If a fellow human falls in the forest but you donât hear him scream, does it really happen?
8. You depend on the government. Iâm too busy to check, so Iâll pull a number out of my tiny arse, here. Over 120% of Americans receive money from the federal government (hey, John McCain gets 3 separate pensions â thereâs a man who is riding first class on the gravy train).
For a good laugh, go read a history book about how America was built by self-made inventors and entrepreneurs and hard workers. You have plenty of time while youâre waiting for your government check to arrive.
9. You believe anything, anything at all, that comes out of your TV set.
My neighbor was ranting about how disgusting Steve Harvey is on the show Family Feud. He is a loud-mouth, potty-mouth buffoon who insults people and likes to make children cry.
I have almost convinced her that this is all deliberate, that everything is done for specific reasons, especially that of making people angry, setting them apart and against each other. Thus âFamily Feud,â âStorage Wars,â etc.
10. You have read all the way down here and you still havenât done anything or thought about doing anything to change things, or to change yourself.
You are a passive reader, your brain is shrinking and dying, and the odds are increasing that you will be a sacrificial animal.
The good news is, you can use your increasingly empty cranium for extra storage space for the baubles and bangles that cost others their lives to make and cost you in ways that you ignore.
About the author: Â Locust is literally one computer user stubbornly typing. He is tiny and insignificant, just like you. He is a writer and a grognard. He has chess trophies and a minor award for political writing. He has aÂ published bookÂ of poetry. He lives in the southernmost region of California on the 33rd degree of latitude, which should impress Illuminati groupies. He grows herbs and has a pet fish whose name changes at a whim. Today itâs Abe Vigoda
In a late-breaking story over the weekend, Sen. Chuck Scheamer (Communist-NY) announced the latest addition to his gun control amendment, called the âLetâs Use the Kids as a Propaganda Stage Props to Destroy the 2nd Amendment.â While commenting during the press announcement that âYouâll have to pass the bill to find out what is in it,â the 8,497 page amendment â drafted by the Young Pol Pots of America Organization, a division BowelMoveOn.org â did indicate that one significant section of the bill will include the âRunning with Scissorsâ provision (Section 9,834b, Part 835, Subsection 998, Sub-Sub Section 89b34c2).
Addressing lamestream repororts Tuesday, Sen. Scheamer, flanked by a cadre of 9 year olds dressed in Hugo Chavez red, stated:
âIt is high time we stopped the carnage in our schools caused by kids running with scissors. And we must also outlaw all scissors even with rounded edges as well, simply because the sharp cutting edges could also injure someone. My legislation will mandate 10 â 20 years in Leavenworth for any children caught coming to school with any pair of scissors or other cutting equipment. In keeping with precedent, we have, however, made an exception for children of cronies such as âThe Donâ Corzine, owners of Solyndra, and similar.â This bill is expected to contain similar language to the âLetâs Jail the 9 Yr. Old Girls Selling Lemonaide on Streetcornersâ bill, passed last year by the Socialist Workersâ Dystopia of Kalifornia.
Additionally,Â representatives inside the Scheamer camp, speaking off the record, indicated that a subsequent bill, the â5 Year Olds Eating Paste Billâ â designed to criminalize more children â is expected to pass the Democrud Senate National Security subcommittee shortly as well. Dept. of Homeland Security czar Jannut Mussolini-Napolitana indicated a âpaste detection system,â manned by the TSA, and created by ObummerCronies Inc., should be in all schools by start of school year, 2014.
Commentators are always quick to link guns and emergency stores to dangerous and paranoid actions that they consider to be tell tale signs someone is going to commit a crime. They always focus on these areas because it is a trait mostly seen in conservatives that know enough to question the governments’ ability to take care of every problem that emerges. In short, if you are not a Liberal that needs the government to make all of your decisions for you and care for you on a daily basis then there must be something wrong with you.
Any deviation from the norm of unpreparedness is a danger sign to these people that you are out of control and need to be stopped, detained and heavily medicated to assure compliance. Only when you are obedient to the state are you normal and safe. So what signs do you look for in a person or group that should make you suspicious?
The purchase of bullets by the thousands
If a person or group feels the need to purchase thousands of rounds of ammo in the belief they may need this to protect themselves and their family from some type of uncontrolled chaos in the future they are obviously troubled individuals. They need to be more sensible like the U.S. government that only buys 1.5 billion rounds of ammo, give or take a few million, that is only the bare minimum necessary for waging a 24 year war.
The purchasing of weapons by the dozen
If a person or group feels the need to have one firearm to protect themselves or their family due to lack of police protection, this is just irrational. And to have a dozen guns is bordering on paranoia. They need to be more like the U.S. government that only has 165.000 armed federal employees, give or take several thousand, and have several thousand automatic rifles on order as well as two million dollars worth of sniper rifles on order from Remington.
The storing of dehydrated and freeze dried foods for several months
If you perceive the potential need for stored food because of distribution problems or social chaos, having food stores for several months is just promoting the panic. You need to be more like the federal government and buy a billion dollars worth of freeze dried foods for “disaster relief operations”.
The building of underground bunkers for several people
The need for hiding underground in a bunker with several people is a clear sign that you are disturbed and very anti social and may be unbalanced. You need to have “shelters” like the U.S. government does that house at least a thousand people, and number no less then 150 nationwide to be considered normal.
Never order ammo in amounts less than one billion rounds
Never buy weapons in quantities of less than one thousand
Never buy less than one billion dollars worth of freeze dried food
Never build underground shelters that hold less than one thousand persons
Anyone who prepares with less than these amounts should be considered a dangerous and paranoid doomsday prepper by government standards. Any amounts over this are government sanctioned and considered appropriate measures for normal persons to take.
ArmedÂ terroristsÂ descended on Ft. Knox earlier this afternoon and got away with the US gold reserves, as Germany and Texas cried foul.Â Apparently a bunch of that gold in Ft. Knox was theirs.
White HouseÂ Press Secretary Jay CarneyÂ spoke on the theft atÂ a White HouseÂ news briefing.Â Carney said, âThe Germans and the goddamn Texans will just have to get their money back from theÂ terroristsÂ who stole it.â Â
He then identified the culprits as being fifteen white supremacists who were speaking Iranian and wearing North Korean combat uniforms.
Update: Obama announces a no-fly zone over Syria and Kentucky.Â I know what you are asking.Â Why Syria?Â Well, why Iraq?
Update: CIA Director, John Brennan, orders assassinations by drone to be carried out in Ohio in retaliation for Amish support of terrorism by wearing beards.
Update: Gold reserves found, apparently abandoned by theÂ terrorists.
Update: Ben Bernanke denies that recovered bars are not gold but rather tungsten bars painted with that cheap yellowÂ paintÂ you get at Wal-Mart.
Update: Tungsten and/or gold returned to Ft. Knox.Â Allâs well that ends well.
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.
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Lizzie Bennett retired from her job as a senior operating department practitioner in the UK earlier this year. Her field was trauma and accident and emergency and she has served on major catastrophe teams around the UK. Lizzie publishes Medically Speaking on the topic of preparedness.
I have news that will be valuable to you and to your family or prepping group. It’s not a groundbreaking new invention, you can’t buy it, or pick it up from a dumpster. It’s something that has been around as long as the human race and is rarely discussed openly. It’s something that could quite seriously derail your prepping efforts.
Menopause. Â Now before all you hairy assed men go and look for something more interesting to read, just give me a chance to explain why this is such a big deal for YOU as well as the woman in your life, or the women in your prepping group. I have no intention of going into the why it happens and the how it happens, I want to get across the EFFECTS of it happening.
Not all women get the gradual lead up to menopause that is described by most. Not all women get hot flushes that can see rivulets of sweat running off them from head to toe. What almost all post menopause; women will tell you about is the mood swings. Now this has been a source of derision for decades, men have come to accept that women get moody most months and that menopause is no different. Well, let me tell you its very different.
For all of my working life I have dealt with high stress situations that call for good decision making skills and a great deal of practical medical knowledge. I am calm in a crisis, have been told I have good leadership skills and a balanced temperament. WELL NOT ANYMORE!
For me menopause has been of sudden onset, this has caused a huge alteration of hormone levels. Almost overnight I have changed from someone who was good to have around in a crisis to a woman who can barely manage to open a ziplock bag without assistance. I have gone from being an emotionally strong person to wanting to cry when my husband goes to work….why when I would just shout at him if he stayed home is beyond me…and him. I am short tempered, intolerant, impatient and quite frankly vile right now. My normal empathetic nature has left and in its place is a cold hearted streak, but this does not extend to the cute puppies on toilet roll advertisements who make me so disproportionately happy its ridiculous.
So, whats that got to do with you? I hear you ask. Well, everything as it happens. A total change in nature and ability of a woman you are going to be relying on in a crisis is not the gold standard is it? It needs to be understood that these things are frankly uncontrollable and remain that way until hormonal balance has been restored, until a woman’s body adjusts to the fluctuations of the hormones coursing though her veins and hitting her brain with a punch that Mike Tyson would be proud of. Think puberty on a very grand scale and then times it by a thousand and you will start to get the idea.
On a Lizzie scale we are talking about something that a dozen handbags and a shop full of nail polish could not even begin to make better. I am in a serious bind here.
A visit to the doctor was called for, firstly for advice and secondly for confirmation that I am not losing my mind. Regarding my urge to beat the living shit out of my husband, who I might add had done nothing to deserve such behaviour unless you count breathing he said little. He said little also about me needing constant affirmation that I am loved and needed and wanted. He also said little about me deciding I wanted to take off and travel the world ALONE, that the dog slobbering everywhere is driving me insane and that I intensely dislike the head teacher at my daughters school, but not nearly as much as the absolute hatred I feel for my husbands boss, who I have never met or even spoken to. He never commented when I told him I wasn’t allowed another handbag or when I started to cry telling him the rabbit died three months ago and the court hearing into moms death had been adjourned yet again.
He did comment when I said I am craving chocolate, which I don’t actually like usually.
“Serotonin” he said quietly. “WHAT?” I snarled. He explained that serotonin levels fluctuate wildly when hormone levels are askew and chocolate increases levels of serotonin. It seems all those people who say chocolate makes them happy are telling the truth. Vitamin B6 also helps regulate hormones and high dose Evening Primrose Oil is said by some to help calm things down a little though medically he would not comment on that further. Exercise also releases endorphins which although acting more of a natural painkiller than a mood lifter exercise seems to raise a persons spirits a little and a brisk walk each day would not go amiss and at a minimum it would work off the chocolate. I did not find his attempt at humour at all funny. Many other foods increase serotonin, such as watercress, bananas, and walnuts, I’m sure theres many more. Dopamine was also mentioned. Dopamine is a ‘reward’ hormone and increasing dopamine levels also improves mood. Feeling better after getting your hair done has a basis in biochemistry ladies.
What I will say is that if a societal collapse happened this week, defence wise we are good to go. I would challenge any unarmed person to get on the wrong side of me at this point and come out of it with his balls still attached to his body or in the case of women or eunuchs, their head still joined to their neck.
Menopause IS going to change the way things are done, or not done for a while. The perspectives of the women suffering from hormonal imbalance will skew their judgement about certain issues, its impossible to say what issues as we are all different. Those living with a menopausal woman may well feel they are looking into the eyes of a stranger sometimes, but she’s still in there, and she wants to be the woman she was before the biological battle commenced. Ladies look into it now, keep up with the research so that you know what the best course of treatment is and so you can have it available should you need it.
There’s a great deal of guilt attached to screaming and shouting at those you love, knowing they don’t deserve it but doing it anyway because you can’t not do it. Something at that particular moment in time is pushing you forwards into your own personal rage zone. My youngest thinks I have changed her name to ‘Not Now’, Â Stu doesn’t answer to anything unless the look on my face says its safe to do so and the dog seems to understand bastard as well as she does her name. It’s a miserable experience for all of us but one that with time we will get thorough, though I may not think that in five minutes time, things can change very fast at the moment.
As always, state of mind and effective prepping go hand in hand. Being aware of the effects that menopause can have on the women in your survival group may help you get through it a little easier than waking up one morning and feeling like the woman in your life as been replaced by the mad creature lying next to you.
One final tip for you men. When you ask if she is okay now after a tantrum, crying fit or screaming session, expect to get your face ripped off and be accused of sarcasm. If you don’t ask expect to get your face ripped off and be accused of not caring. The choice is yours.
Lizzie Bennett retired from her job as a senior operating department practitioner in the UK earlier this year. Her field was trauma and accident and emergency and she has served on major catastrophe teams around the UK. Lizzie publishes Medically Speaking on the topic of preparedness.
âOur newest national poll finds that Congress only has a 9% favorability rating with 85% of voters viewing it in a negative light. Weâve seen poll after poll after poll over the last year talking about how unpopular Congress is but really, whatâs the difference between an 11% or a 9% or a 7% favorability rating?
So we decided to take a different approach and test Congressâ popularity against 26 different things. And what we found is that Congress is less popular than cockroaches, traffic jams, and evenÂ Nickelback.â
Hereâs what they found:
Itâs gross to have lice but at least they can be removed in a way that given the recent reelection rates members of Congress evidently canât: Lice 67 Congress 19
Brussel sprouts may have been disgusting as a kid, but evidently theyâre now a lot less disgusting than Congress: Brussel Sprouts 69 Congress 23
The NFL replacement refs may have screwed everything up, but voters think Congress is screwing everything up even worse: Replacement Refs 56 Congressmen 29 (the breakdown among Packers fans might be a little bit different).
Colonoscopies are not a terribly pleasant experience but at least they have some redeeming value that most voters arenât seeing in Congress: Colonoscopies 58 Congress 31
And you can make the same point about root canals: Root Canals 56 Congress 32
You might get a bad deal from a used car salesmen, but voters evidently think theyâre getting an even worse deal from Congress: Used Car Salesmen 57 Congress 32
Being stuff in traffic sucks, but voters are even less happy about being stuck with this Congress: Traffic Jams 56 Congress 34
America might have had to bail out France multiple times over the years but voters still have a more charitable opinion of it than Congress: France 46 Congress 37
Carnies may use loaded dice, but voters still think they have a better chance of winning with them than Congress: Carnies 39 Congress 31
It may be true that everyone hates Nickelback, but apparently everyone hates Congress even more: Nickelback 39 Congress 32
Genghis Khan did a lot of bad stuff but I guess itâs faded from votersâ minds in a way that Congressâ recent misdeeds havenât: Genghis Khan 41 Congress 37
DC political pundits and Donald Trump arenât held in very high esteem by the population, but they still both manage to just barely edge Congress: DC political pundits 37 Congress 34 and Donald Trump 44 Congress 42.Â Cockroaches are a pretty good reason to call the exterminator but voters might be even more concerned if their homes were infested with members of Congress: Cockroaches 45 Congress 43
Now there are some things that people hate more than congress, but the list is far shorter:
âBy relatively close margins it beats out Lindsey Lohan (45/41), playground bullies (43/38), and telemarketers (45/35). And it posts wider margins over the Kardashians (49/36), John Edwards (45/29), lobbyists (48/30), Fidel Castro (54/32), Gonorrhea (53/28), Ebola (53/25), Communism (57/23), North Korea (61/26), and meth labs (60/21)â
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North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un has been named “The Sexiest Man Alive”Â
What started as a joke by humor web site The Onion turned into major news that swept across China when the faux story was picked up by the People’s Daily, a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party.
The OnionÂ is proud to announce that North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, 29, has officially been named the newspaperâs Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2012.
With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every womanâs dream come true. Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaperâs editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile.
âHe has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time,âÂ OnionÂ Style and Entertainment editor Marissa Blake-Zweibel said. âAnd thatâs the quality that makes him the sort of man women want, and men want to be. Heâs a real hunk with real intensity who also knows how to cut loose and let his hair down.â
The Chicago Tribune’s Adam Minter says, “the Onion’s satire was perfectly engineered to appeal to editorial biases.”
So perfect was the ruse, that an online editor for the People’s Daily is still in denial about the satire:
“It was an objective report; the website did name him the sexiest man,” an online editor from theÂ English-language version of People.com.cn, the website ofÂ People’s Daily, said yesterday, declining to be named.
“It is a fact.”
While this isn’t the first time a news report has been lost in translation, one can’t help but laugh.
The Chinese propaganda machine must have been overcome with emotion and joy, throwing logic to the wind, when an American news agency was seen as providing support for a budding communist dictator.
The Republican-controlled legislature of North Carolina has just passed one of the most restrictive voter identification laws in the country.
Democratic critics are crying foul. The passing of this law occurs with only weeks to go before the Presidential election, and they claim that many poor or elderly voters who may likely vote Democratic will be unable to obtain the necessary paperwork in time to obtain their identification before the election. Another point of contention is what they say is a curious designation of what constitutes a proper ID.
The new law will allow voters to exercise their enfranchisement with a driverâs license, an NRA membership card, a hunting license, a NASCAR ticket stub, or a Piggly Wiggly Reward Card. University identification, high school diplomas, GEDs, or library cards will not be accepted. Democratic senators maintain that these were chosen to specifically benefit Republican candidates.
âLook. We talked a lot about this and this is what most of us decided is the kind of thing that would prove that you are a real American. This is not political at all. Anyone who says that is just being political themselves,â said Republican North Carolina state senator Red Collarman.
Opponents are gathering to challenge this law in court before election day.
While delivering a speech at a campaign even in Kissimmee, Florida on Saturday, Barack Obama apparently forgot to count the number of words he was delivering to the crowd, as Obama appealed to the audience that if they were to re-elect him he would push to see âthree proud wordsâ on products around the world: âMade in the USA.â
Technically there are three words, âmade in the,â and the USA is an abbreviation for three words. However, it is a complete gaffe on Obamaâs part, reminiscent of Joe Biden.
âWe can help big factories and small businesses double their exports,â Obama said. âAnd by the way, here in Florida youâre the gateway for an entire market in Latin America, which is why when you hear these folks talking about the Recovery Act and he didnât do this and he didnât do that â listen, weâre expanding ports and infrastructure here in Florida precisely because we can export more,â Obama said.
âWe can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years, because weâre selling goods around the world stamped with three proud words: Made in the USA,â he continued. âMade in the USA. Made in the USA. Thatâs part one of our plan, making it here in the United States of America.â
The problem with Obamaâs claim here is not so much his gaffe as it is his timing. Why has he waited for nearly four years to talk about pushing to see âMade in the USAâ on products around the world? Why was this not a first priority when he came into office? Iâd say Obamaâs a little late in asking people to support him for re-election to push such an idea when he has failed to push it in his entire first term.
To be fair, Obama probably meant to say what he did inÂ this videoÂ around the 11.:28 mark in which he said basically the same thing only he used the phrase âmade in America.â
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For those of you who really miss playingÂ Barack’s Bullcrap BingoÂ all year round, here’s a real treat! Give Barry Soetoro’sÂ (or whatever he’s calling himself these days) ‘wheel of misfortune’ a spin! No matter where it lands,Â America,Â you not only lose, you lose BIG!
Despite hoping for change, we probably shouldn’t think things would be much different with Romney’s boot on our throats.
Ever heard of Vinny Eastwood out of New Zealand? The guyâs a riot, with a compassionate drive and full of wonderful truths. His radio show is called âThe Lighter Side of Genocide“. His mottoâ”if you canât stand back and laugh at all this insanity it will drive you nuts!”âŚor something to that effect.
Thatâs a very big part of my life.
If I canât have a good laugh at all this, my foolish self included, Iâm done. For that reason I have a hard time with people who take themselves too seriously,Â or get all bummed out so badly by everything that they canât stand back and see the big, ridiculous picture.
Itâs a farce! A nasty one, agreed, but itâs ridiculous. Thatâs why it has to implode and everything will all start over, in some way, shape or form. No sweat.
Besides, as Universe would have it, weâre eternal spirit and have nothing to fearâŚ;)âŚnow thatâs something to smile about!
âLaugh and the world laughs with youâŚcry, and youâll cry alone.â David Icke gets itâŚ;)
The Power of Humor
I found this regarding the hidden power of humor from a psychological viewpoint:
âPhilosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said, âA serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.â Despite the buffoonish imagery that comes to mind when one considers the joker, the clown or the pie-in-the-face comedian, humor is more than mere silliness. It is an advanced intellectual means of developing new perspectives and coping with extreme circumstances.
A maltreated animal has two potential responses to an abusive master: attack to stop the abuse, or cower/flee to avoid it. He cannot disarm the bully with a witty remark or ironically imitate his master behind his back for his own amusement. One of the first government actions in Nazi Germany was the establishment of a law against treacherous attacks on the state and party that made anti-Nazi humor an act of treason, and there was a reason for this. Research has shown that humor is the most effective means of preventing the indoctrination of brainwashing.â
Howâs that?! Itâs a mind control deterrent! Laugh on, peopleâŚitâs protecting you!
It goes on:
âUsed as both a shield and a weapon, humor has the power to soothe the most wounded and threaten the most evil. These qualities speak to its inherent potential â a potential that has not yet been entirely tapped or even recognized. Holocaust survivor Emil Fackenheim said, âWe kept our morale through humor,â and many other survivors of the Holocaust, POW camps, torture and abuse have shared his sentiment.Â The stories of these survivors and findings of modern medical research support the notion that humor is an extremely effective tool for managing our advanced awareness and for creating new perspectives to cope with otherwise unbearable environments or circumstances.Â [emphasis mine]
Evidence for the direct benefits of humor lie in studies of the bodyâs chemical reaction to laughter. Among other things, laughter has been shown to reduce stress, boost the immune system and enhance brain chemistry through the release of serotonin and endorphins. Many popularÂ antidepressantsÂ target the neurotransmitter serotonin by either blocking its reuptake or increasing production, but one can âself-medicateâ using oneâs own serotonin supply by watching a funny movie, going to a comedy show or playing a fun game. For the rejected lover or laid off worker, this self-induced boost of serotonin activates a neurochemical reaction that enhances their ability to tolerate the stress response and think creatively of coping options. Humor is a very effective means of dealing with overwhelming emotion and taking control of a situation.
Hunter âPatchâ Adams, the physician portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie bearing his name, continues to use laughter as a primary tool in his treatment of patients, to great success. He is just one example of many who have witnessed and reported first-hand accounts of how essential humor is to both physical and emotional healthâ.Â Source
The Power of Knowing the Happy EndingâŚ
Just making an obvious point here. And hopefully a good reminder for us all. We need to stay happy and on top of all this craziness. No, we canât minimize the dangers, but if we canât see beyond it all weâre not seeing it right in the first place.
Humor is the perfect litmus test.
I have to admit, Iâm that way. Super stiff and serious downers bum me out from the start, whatever facts or issues they bring to the table. One pass and Iâm done. They can take their bummer elsewhere, no matter how true.
That type of approach is just not right. Your conscience tells you flat out. Of course, society is full of mechanisms to make you doubt your innate wisdom and understanding that would make you beware of such influences. Thatâs what they try to do, so youâll be on a low-level vibration too. Donât fall for it.
Trust your heart.
Just watch out when humor and satire start getting outlawed. Already itâs very close.
And no matter what, stay frikking happy! In spite of it all! If youâve truly woken up, the realities of the eternal Truth and Love behind this illusion should be filling your soul daily. Reinforce that Truth if it wears thin.
Stay inspired. Sorry if too much heavy stuff gets dumped on you, but learn to deal with it while staying happy.
A renegade protester attempted to light a box of Cheerios outside of General Mills headquarters when things don’t go according to plan.
“Video footage of a gay rights opponent’s protest gone awry is going viral in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere. Originally reported by Good as You blogger Jeremy Hooper, the clip shows an unidentified man attempting to light a box of Cheerios cereal on fire in protest of General Mills’ proclaimed pro-marriage equality stance…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.
For years, youâve wasted your time on Facebook.Â Now hereâs your chance to waste your money on it, too.
Tomorrow is Facebookâs IPO, and I know what some of you are thinking.Â How will Facebook be any different from the dot-com bubble of the early 2000âs?
For one thing, those bad dot-com stocks were all speculation and hype, and werenât based on real businesses.Â Facebook, on the other hand, is based on a solid foundation of angry birds and imaginary sheep.
Second, Facebook is the most successful social network in the world, enabling millions to share information of no interest with people they barely know.
Third, every time someone clicks on a Facebook ad, Facebook makes money.Â And while no one has ever done this on purpose, millions have done it by mistake while drunk.Â We totally stole this idea from iTunes.
Finally, if you invest in Facebook, youâll be far from alone.Â As a result of using Facebook for the past few years, over 900 million people in the world have suffered mild to moderate brain damage, impairing their ability to make reasoned judgments.Â These will be your fellow Facebook investors.
With your help, if all goes as planned tomorrow, Facebookâs IPO will net $100 billion.Â To put that number in context, it would take JP Morgan four or five trades to lose that much money.
One last thing: what will, I, Mark Zuckerberg, do with the $18 billion Iâm expected to earn from Facebookâs IPO?Â Well, Iâm considering buying Greece, but that would still leave me with $18 billion.Â LOL.
This is not an actual letter from Mark Zuckerberg and isÂ solelyÂ for entertainment purposes
The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office had a big day planned. After becoming the first department in the country with its own aerial drone ($300,000!), they were ready for a nice photo op. And then the drone crashed into a SWAT team.
As the sheriff’s SWAT team suited up with lots of firepower and their armored vehicle known as the “Bearcat,” a prototype drone from Vanguard Defense Industries took off for pictures of all the police action. It was basically a photo opportunity, according to those in attendance.
“Lots of firepower” and a “Bearcat” sure sounds like a good photo op. OK, time to launch the $300,000 drone. Here we go. Launch the drone:
“[The] prototype drone was flying about 18-feet off the ground when it lost contact with the controller’s console on the ground. It’s designed to go into an auto shutdown mode…but when it was coming down the drone crashed into the SWAT team’s armored vehicle.”
Not only did the drone fail, and not only did it crash, it literally crashed into the police. It’s no wonder we’re not able to find a video of this spectacular publicity failure. Luckily, the SWAT boys were safe in their Bearcat.
This would be a fine one-off blooper story if it weren’t for some upsetting implications. This is exactly why we have reason to raise multiple eyebrows at Congress, which wants to allow hundreds of similar drones to fly over US airspace. These drones are still a relatively young technology, relatively unproven, and relatively crash-prone. The odds of being hit by one are low, of course, but should a Texas-style UAV plummet ever happen in, say, a dense urban area, nobody would be laughing. Not all of us are driving around in Bearcats.
Iran is sending a U.S. drone it captured in December home – with a small makeover. Mocking requests to return the drone, a local toy company plans to send a miniature pink model of the RQ-170 Sentinel to U.S. President Barack Obama.
“We wanted for Mr. Obama himself to have these toys and know that Iranians don’t leave anyone’s requests unanswered. We made the ‘RQ’ in pink as it is Mr. Obama’s favourite colour and we will send it to him via the Swiss embassy on Bahman 12 (February 1).”
I have been following Chuck Norrisâs career since I was a youngster. Whether battling evil ninjaâs, radical terrorists, or chemically induced immortal psychopaths â Chuck kicks butt.
Chuck Norris continues to be a legend in theÂ martial artsÂ world. He has attained an almost God-like status due to his being an Â all-knowing, over-powering super-being. Some doubt his skills and abilities. Some doubt his credentials as a Texas Ranger. Some get their butt kicked.
So â is Chuck Norris the ultimate survivalist? Letâs look at a few âfactsâ:
Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting infers the possibility of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.
They once made a Chuck Norris toilet paper, but it wouldnât take s**t from anybody.
Chuck Norris once ate an entire ream of rice paper and shat out origami swans and Mister Miyagi from Karate Kid.
Scientists in Washington have recently conceded that, if there were a nuclear war, all that would remain are cockroaches and Chuck Norris.
Aliens do exist. Theyâre just waiting for Chuck Norris to die before they attack.
Ghosts sit around campfires and tell Chunk Norris stories.
Gov. Mitt Romney was the guest of honor Friday at the ribbon cutting ceremony for what will be the nerve center of his entire 2012 presidential campaign organization – a 150,000 sq. ft. warehouse in China’s capital city. Romney looked on with pride as 5,000 Chinese factory workers marched inside the colossal structure to begin their 15-hour workday, manufacturing ‘Romney Job Creator #1!!’ bumper stickers and calling registered Republicans in key South Carolina counties.
“These workers represent what this campaign is all about – people coming together in spite of government regulations and labor laws to elect the only person in this race with private sector experience,” said Romney, who shuttered his former campaign headquarters in Boston as well as all his state and local campaign offices to consolidate his operation in Beijing.
Back in Boston, former Romney campaign volunteers remained outside their former workplace, gathered around steel drums packed with burning Romney yard signs for warmth, banking on the off chance that another candidate might arrive and put them back to work.
“It’s unfortunate, but I have to believe Governor Romney had our best interests in mind when he shipped our jobs to China,” said Lucy Kearns, 40, a former Romney phone bank operator-turned-vagrant.Â “If it’s good for the bottom line, that’s what counts.”Â Though there is speculation that Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is eyeing the old Romney HQ for her campaign, Kearns flatly dismissed the notion of working for, “a Communist.”
Before departing from his new campaign headquarters, Romney offered a final defense for his controversial decision, explaining, “This is just what’s best for the campaign right now.Â And campaigns – like corporations and other faceless, sexless concepts – are people, too.”