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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Van Jones Reveals Green Strategy is All ‘Pretend’

Bill Ayers: White Supremacist Clinton Created Shadowy Characters Of Rev. Wright & Others

How's this for admitting you are stupid!

Give me liberty or give me safety?

Florida holding 'no refusal' DUI checkpoints; Blood demand

 

Texas, too

Thursday, December 23, 2010

How the West was lost—China bought them!

CHINA READY TO 'BAIL OUT' EU

Where were the republicans during the ‘lame brain’ session?

No Confidence

Posted by PapaJim Tue at 6:26 PM

All of the meaningful relationships I have, professionally or personally, start to one degree or another by being able to trust in that person as to not have to worry what they are doing  behind my back.

Now, the only relationship I have with the U.S. Congress is that some of my hard earned tax dollars goes to pay their salaries. The level of trust I have in them is zilch, zero, nothing.

I wouldn't trust this bunch of modern day Mafioso (with apologies to the Mafioso) to shovel out the stalls in my barn, they'd probably try to steal my horses.

Right now it's Sunday afternoon and I just heard on TV that the Senate is in session today and instead of wondering what public business they are taking care of, all I can think is, "I wonder what kind of underhanded scumbag tricks  Harry and his cohorts are going to pull on us today?"

The ‘Bill Clinton produced budget surpluses’ lie! Yes, lie—that’s what liberals do!!!

The Myth of Clinton's Balanced Budget

Posted by BruceMajors December 18

As most libertarians and tea partiers know, Leftovers and pro-regressives have discovered debt as an issue and now want to use it to justify increased tax slavery.

For the past 10 years they have claimed that Bill Clinton produced budget surpluses.  We always knew these "balanced budgets" involved placing major budget items (Social Security, government pensions, Medicare) off budget.  And that any movement toward control of spending Clinton achieved were forced on him by gridlock with a GOP Congress.

Much as I too look nostalgically, under Obama-Pelosi-Reid, at both Clinton and gridlock, this myth is a lie.

But it turns out Clinton also stole money from various government trust funds as "loans" to cover up his deficits:

How much surplus did the US have when Clinton left office?

In: Bill Clinton [Edit categories]

U.S. National Debtwww.ourfiscalfuture.org
Will the national debt push us over the falls? Find out.
http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/during_the_clinton_administration_was_the_federal.html
Clinton ran deficits throught all 8 years of his term, and one can go to the US Treasury Department and looking through the history of the total outstanding debt throught Clintons term. (http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np)
Every year Clinton was in office, the total national debt continued to climb.
How Clinton managed to claim a surplus was that while the general operating budgets ran deficits but Clinton borrowed from numerous off budget funds to make the on budget fund a surplus.
For example, in 2000, Clinton claimed a $230B surplus, but Clinton borrowed
$152.3B from Social Security
$30.9B from Civil Service Retirement Fund
$18.5B from Federal Supplementary Medical insurance Trust Fund
$15.0B from Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund
$9.0B from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund
$8.2B from Military Retirement Fund
$3.8B from Transportation Trust Funds
$1.8B from Employee Life Insurance & Retirement fund
$7.0B from others
Total borrowed from off budget funds $246.5B, meaning that his $230B surplus is actually a $16.5B deficit.
($246.5B borrowed - $230B claimed surplus = $16.5B actual deficit).
If there is ever a true surplus, then the national debt will go down.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_surplus_did_the_US_have_when_Clinton_left_office
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_surplus_did_the_US_have_when_Clinton_left_office#ixzz18TKXMXBv

PolitiFiction is just as left leaning as Snopes and FactCheck

PolitiFiction

True 'lies' about ObamaCare.

So the watchdog news outfit called PolitiFact has decided that its "lie of the year" is the phrase "a government takeover of health care." Ordinarily, lies need verbs and we'd leave the media criticism to others, but the White House has decided that PolitiFact's writ should be heard across the land and those words forever banished to describe ObamaCare.

UK fell for the global warming fraud, now they can’t deal with the cold!

They couldn’t see the winter conditions coming because they were duped

In England, ideology is tilting the weather forecasts

It's the coldest winter on record in Great Britain. Great Britain also has experienced its heaviest snowfalls since the 1920s. The mayor of London, who last year was subjected to a grilling in Parliament over the inability to keep the capital's roads clear, has asked why the government's Meteorological Office ("Met Office") didn't see this coming.

The answer is almost certainly an institutional faith in global-warming models that is starting to conflict with reality. The United States needs to make sure it does not go down Great Britain's unplowed road.

Christians face persecution in many Muslim lands

Crucifying Christians on Christmas

On Saturday, the world's Christians will join in prayer and celebration of the birth of Jesus. For too many of them, this worshipful act will take place under the threat of imprisonment, torture or execution.

"Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution on account of its faith," Pope Benedict XVI wrote in the Vatican's annual Peace Day message.

Warm and Fuzzy -- Obama used ‘community organizer’ skills to negotiate Nuclear weapons treaty

Yes America, you really did this to yourself!

Vice Admiral: Obama was outmaneuvered by Russians on START

Hollywood productions for upcoming democrat events?

Obama’s campaign events to be the template with spectacular staging, halos and ‘god-like’ reverberations for speakers ?

Spielberg advising Nancy Pelosi on rebranding Democrats

'Spielberg denies...

The human wrecking ball of the economy pledges 'singular focus'

TODAY: Obama pledges 'singular focus' on economy...

ONE YEAR AGO: 'Obama to focus hard on economy'...

TWO YEARS AGO: Obama to put 'renewed focus' on economy...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Director of National Intelligence Hadn’t Been Briefed London Terrorist Arrests

Obama's Top Intelligence Official Unfamiliar with London Terror Arrests

Deer in headlights VIDEO
WH: Clapper not briefed; Brennan vows to keep him 'au courant'

New World Order: Insider Reveals Diabolical Secrets Of The Rand Corporation

Alex Abella on how mad men and a technocratic elite are intent on starting World War III

Freak diversion of jet stream–is someone playing the HAARP?

Freak diversion of jet stream paralyzing globe with freezing conditions

The ‘first down marker’, Forrest Gump, and the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony

It was a great innovation. Now I could see on my TV screen just where the ball had to go to get a first down. A yellow line on the screen looked just like it had been painted on the field. It was remarkable. How could they artificially insert a line that looked as if it was actually a part of the field. A player could step where it was and it looked as if his foot was on top of the line.
Forrest Gump shows up in a clip with LBJ, interacting with him. Moving through the scene as if he was actually there! He would move through the scene in and out, behind and in front of people and objects as though he was actually there.

Very entertaining! But, if they can do that for entertainment purposes, what other purposes could they use it for? The possibilities are frightening. We could be watching a live event on TV and not know whether it was real or computer enhanced – computer generated!

Beijing Olympic 2008 opening ceremony giant firework footprints 'faked'

Parts of the spectacular Beijing Olympics opening ceremony on Friday were faked because of fears over live filming, it has emerged.

Organisers feared it would be too difficult to capture each footprint live so inserted computer graphics for viewers at home and in the Bird's Nest stadium

As the ceremony got under way with a dramatic, drummed countdown, viewers watching at home and on giant screens inside the Bird's Nest National Stadium watched as a series of giant footprints outlined in fireworks processed gloriously above the city from Tiananmen Square.

What they did not realise was that what they were watching was in fact computer graphics, meticulously created over a period of months and inserted into the coverage electronically at exactly the right moment.

 

Beijing Olympics: Faking scandal over girl who 'sang' in opening ceremony

Chinese officials have admitted deceiving the public over another highlight of the Olympic opening ceremony: the picture-perfect schoolgirl who sang as the Chinese flag entered the stadium was performing to another girl's voice.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The West ramps up for the ‘NWO’

As America’s ‘lame duck’ congress continues the democrats assault on freedom, the UK tightens the government’s grip on it’s sheeple


Britain's Police State: London arrests based on CCTV identification. Britain adopts Chinese model of policing protest?

Mysterious WikiLinks to WikiLeaks

Rockefeller, CFR, Illuminati?

Who is Behind Wikileaks?

"World bankers, by pulling a few simple levers that control the flow of money, can make or break entire economies. By controlling press releases of economic strategies that shape national trends, the power elite are able to not only tighten their stranglehold on this nation's economic structure, but can extend that control world wide. Those possessing such power would logically want to remain in the background, invisible to the average citizen." (Aldous Huxley)

Wikleaks is upheld as a breakthrough in the battle against media disinformation and the lies of the US government.

What ever happened to Ted Olson?

I thought of him as one of the saviors of the republic during the Gore, Bush election. Now he’s a gay marriage proponent AND a supporter of the Ground Zero mosque. His wife was killed by muslims…I don’t get it!!!

9/11 Widower Ted Olson: Obama Was Right On Cordoba House (VIDEO)

President Obama's position in support of the right of a Muslim organization to build a community center near Ground Zero in New York is now picking up the endorsement of a very prominent 9/11 widower: Former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson.

Olson's wife, the late conservative author and activist Barbara Olson, was a passenger aboard the plane that was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon. This afternoon, Olson appeared on Andrea Mitchell's MSNBC show to discuss his current high-profile legal work on behalf of gay marriage. Mitchell then also asked Olson for his opinion about the Cordoba House issue.

The US Economy is a Giant Ponzi Scheme

Prosecuting Wall Street Fraud:

Bill Gross, Nouriel Roubini, Laurence Kotlikoff, Steve Keen, Michel Chossudovsky and the Wall Street Journal all say that the U.S. economy is a giant Ponzi scheme.
Virtually all independent economists and financial experts say that rampant fraud was largely responsible for the financial crisis. See this and this.

But many on Wall Street and in D.C. - and many investors - believe that we should just "go with the flow". They hope that we can restart our economy and make some more money if we just let things continue the way they are.

But the assumption that a system built on fraud can continue without crashing is false.

In fact, top economists and financial experts agree that - unless fraud is prosecuted - the economy cannot recover.

Fraud Leads to a Break Down in Trust and Instability in the Markets

As Alan Greenspan said recently:

Do you trust Holder’s judgment as to what constitutes a radical citizen?

Club wielding Black Panther at polling place: No
Senior citizen tea party member at patriotic rally: Yes

 HOLDER WARNS OF THREAT WITHIN, 'RADICAL' CITIZENS

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: Flier wrongly accuses Philly man in deaths

Obama’s culture of neighbor spying on neighbor will create a climate of fear and mistrust! The unscrupulous will use this as an opportunity to falsely accuse rivals.

Police: Man On Facebook Is Not The ‘Kensington Strangler’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police say someone posted false information on Facebook identifying a city man as the Kensington Strangler. Now, police want to get the word out to protect the man from vigilante justice.

Police Lieutenant Ray Evers says police found out about the Facebook posting mid-Monday morning. The fan page had a photo of a man and his address.

“This fan page was saying this man was the Kensington Strangler. Looking at this picture, we notified Homicide and Special Victims and they said, no this male is not a subject in this investigation and is not wanted in this investigation.”

Evers says the man was at his mother’s home and people were gathering outside, so he called police to tell them it wasn’t him. The man was then escorted by 25th District Police to Special Victims where he was interviewed, and cleared, and then he was taken to Homicide.

“We utilized our own Facebook page, and it was our duty to say that this male was not wanted, was not a subject of our investigation.”

Sweeping Anti-Spying Law 'Makes Felons of Us All,' Legal Expert Says

One more nail in the US citizen’s coffin. This would amount to a major enemies list for the regime! Trust them at your own peril!!!

The president already has claimed the right, without due process of law,  to order the assignation of an American citizen he deems a terrorist threat. We may agree that that person is a terrorist threat and merits the action but what if Obama decides to target a militia activist in NC, or a returned vet in VA, or a tea party activist in NY?

Espionage Act Presents Challenges for WikiLeaks Indictment

The World War I-era law is broadly written and criminalizes anyone who possesses or transmits any "information relating to the national defense" which an individual has "reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation."

START disarms missile defense, not terrorists

Obama's START secrets

The Obama administration is frantically trying to deliver a ratification win on the New START (or START II) nuclear arms treaty. The harder Democrats push the agreement, the more troubling questions arise.

On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "It is time to move forward on a treaty that will help reverse nuclear proliferation and make it harder for terrorists to get their hands on a nuclear weapon." Rebranding START as a counterterrorism tool in this way is disingenuous.

The treaty has nothing to do with terrorism, and the word doesn't appear anywhere in the text. The treaty limits strategic nuclear warheads, weapons that terrorists wouldn't be able to deploy even if they had them.

CAIR asks Holder to suppress police training on radical Islam

Islamic group asks DoJ to review police training

Two groups representing American Muslims differed sharply Monday over revelations in The Washington Post about the sometimes-ignorant quality of local police training on radical Islam, with one group calling for a Justice Department investigation, the other saying it “is not a systematic problem.”

"Monitoring America," by staff reporters Dana Priest and William M. Arkin, cited examples of “experts” without formal training who are telling law enforcement groups that most U.S. Muslims want to take over America and replace the legal system with a strict code of religious laws known as sharia…

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. “to review Justice Department policies on the reported use of anti-Muslim extremists to train counterterrorism officials nationwide.”

"The use of ill-informed and agenda-driven 'experts' will inevitably result in law enforcement practices that are based on misinformation, not on our nation's legitimate security needs," CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a letter to Holder.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Dream Act ‘hot button’ issue needs some KommonCents applied.

The word amnesty riles me up, but if someone has committed no offense themselves, is it amnesty? Linda Chaves has a great article on the subject.

The Dream and the Nightmare

Written by Linda Chavez

…Many of those eligible to participate came as babes in arms or as young children. While their parents committed a civil offense -- not a criminal one, as many people seem, wrongly, to believe -- the kids had no choice in the matter.

Nonetheless, this amnesty would not be automatic; it would be earned. Only those who successfully completed at least two years of college or military service would be eligible-and they would have to demonstrate good moral character.

Do Republicans really want to tell young people who've lived here most of their lives, who may speak no other language but English, and who are even willing to sacrifice themselves on the battlefield for the protection of all Americans: "We don't want you"?

What are the alternatives -- let them continue to live in the shadows or deport them? Not even the most aggressively anti-immigration groups are calling for the latter.

And I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party…," NPR's Totenberg said on PBS this weekend.

What a pc –forgive the expression- @sshole!

NPR's Totenberg apologizes for saying 'Christmas'

The government can’t hide the dollar’s slide

The government says there is no inflation, the gas bill and food bill says differently!

Oil Heads Toward $100

New govs take office amid historic budget crisis

States face $140 billion in budget shortfalls

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's incoming governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, says he won't raise taxes even though he will inherit a budget deficit of at least $9 billion when he takes office in January.

Ohio Republican Gov.-elect John Kasich is promising to cut taxes, despite a shortfall of about $8 billion.

And in California, incoming Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown — who ardently pursued innovative clean energy and environmental protection programs during his first stint in office, in the revenue-rich 1970s and '80s — will have to figure out this time how to close a budget gap projected at more than $25 billion…

…"You have to redesign and refocus state governments around what are the real functions of state government. If it's not a core function, don't do it," he said

100 Overdrawn American cities could face financial collapse in 2011

$2 trillion debt crisis threatens to bring down 100 US cities

Overdrawn American cities could face financial collapse in 2011, defaulting on hundreds of billions of dollars of borrowings and derailing the US economic recovery. Nor are European cities safe – Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, Venice: all are in trouble

    detroit dereliction Shuttered homes and businesses in downtown Detroit, Michigan. American cities and states have debts that could be as high as $2tn. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    More than 100 American cities could go bust next year as the debt crisis that has taken down banks and countries threatens next to spark a municipal meltdown, a leading analyst has warned.

    Meredith Whitney, the US research analyst who correctly predicted the global credit crunch, described local and state debt as the biggest problem facing the US economy, and one that could derail its recovery.

    Global warming, killed by leaked emails, gets resurrected by Homeland Security

    In yet another Cloward-Piven ploy
    With virtually no chance of any movement on ‘climate change’ in the legislature after it was exposed as a fraud by the ‘Climategate’ emails, the progressives find a way to give it new life…call it a national security issue and give it to Homeland Security!

    It makes as much sense as giving NASA a primary mission of improving relations with Islam!

    Napolitano Says DHS to Begin Battling Climate Change as Homeland Security Issue

    (CNSNews.com) - At an all-day White House conference on "environmental justice," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.

    Behold, the trash man cometh!

    At first glance this headline conjured up fears of trash collectors rummaging through citizens trash and spying for the government.

    After reading the article though, it seems like a pretty good idea. Let’s hope it doesn’t morph.

    Trash collectors to serve as eyes and ears in the street for police

    Waste Management workers are out and about when almost everyone else is not. Except someone who might be up to no good.

    32 states borrow billions from feds to cover unemployment benefits

    Unemployment compensation extension, where will the money come from?

    Hawaii Joins 31 States in Borrowing Millions from the Federal Government to Cover Unemployment Benefits

    BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - Hawaii has applied to be the 32nd state to borrow from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to pay state unemployment benefits.

    Hawaii will temporarily take up to $30 million this December to cover payments to the state’s 17,000 unemployed workers who lost their jobs within the last 26 weeks.

    That is the beginning of what will likely be an 18-month borrowing streak, says state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Interim Director Pearl Imada Iboshi, who notes that the state could need as much as $30 million a month from the federal government to cover Hawaii’s fund.

    States have borrowed an estimated $40 billion from the federal government for unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits coming from stimulus funds over the last two years ran out November 30, 2010, and won’t be renewed. That impacts the state’s 11,000 people unemployed between 27 and 99 weeks.

    However,[for Hawaii’s businesses] there are tax hikes coming anyway. Several business advocacy organizations and business owners were concerned with the rates that will force employers to pay an average per employee of $630 in 2010, $970 in 2011, $1,560 in 2012 and $1,600 in 2013. This compares to $90 per employee in 2007.

    Did you know Americans are fighting to protect the pedophilia capital of Asia?

    Afghan pedophiles and pederasts unfettered by U.S., NATO

    The following report contains material that may not be appropriate for children to read.

    When U.S. officials such as President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates discuss the war in Afghanistan and make claims of success in that fledgling democracy, one issue that's avoided is the widespread sexual intercourse between Afghan men and young boys. In non- diplomatic terms, Afghanistan is a haven for child rape.

    In a country that is considered overly repressive due to its adherence to the precepts contained in the Muslim religion's Koran, it's difficult for American servicemembers and diplomats to understand the fact that a large portion of the Afghan male population are pedophiles (adults who enjoy sexual contact with prepubescent children) or pederasts (adults who enjoy sexual relations with pubescent or post-pubescent children).

    Related:   

    Afghanistan's dirty secret needs to be exposed, say military officers

    WikiLeaks: Castro's banned ‘Sicko’ because “knows the film is a myth” and feared a popular backlash

    US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks state that the government of Cuba banned Michael Moore's 2007 documentary, Sicko, "because it painted such a 'mythically' favourable picture of Cuba's healthcare system that the authorities feared it could lead to a 'popular backlash', according to US diplomats in Havana."

    What, those gleaming hospitals aren't available to everyone in Cuba? And you can't believe everything you see in a Michael Moore movie? Say it ain't so! Snip:

    The revelation, contained in a confidential US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks , is surprising, given that the film attempted to discredit the US healthcare system by highlighting what it claimed was the excellence of the Cuban system.

    But the memo reveals that when the film was shown to a group of Cuban doctors, some became so "disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room". Castro's government apparently went on to ban the film because, the leaked cable claims, it "knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them."

    THEY'RE COMING FOR THE INTERNET! JULIUS SEIZURE

    The FCC's Threat to Internet Freedom

    'Net neutrality' sounds nice, but the Web is working fine now. The new rules will inhibit investment, deter innovation and create a billable-hours bonanza for lawyers.

    Citizens in the crosshairs

    Returning vets, citizen militia members, 3rd party members, tea party members, etc., under suspicion according to previous DHS releases

    Monitoring America

    Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.

    The system, by far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation's history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any wrongdoing…

    …This localized intelligence apparatus is part of a larger Top Secret America created since the attacks. In July, The Washington Post described an alternative geography of the United States, one that has grown so large, unwieldy and secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or how many programs exist within it.

    Today's story, along with related material on The Post's Web site, examines how Top Secret America plays out at the local level. It describes a web of 4,058 federal, state and local organizations, each with its own counterterrorism responsibilities and jurisdictions. At least 935 of these organizations have been created since the 2001 attacks or became involved in counterterrorism for the first time after 9/11.

    The months-long investigation, based on nearly 100 interviews and 1,000 documents, found that:

    * Technologies and techniques honed for use on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan have migrated into the hands of law enforcement agencies in America.

    • Blogger’s Note: Why would these techniques be applicable on American soil?

    Stimulus: Still Not Working!

    Flashback: Biden at Forum: ‘We’ve Got To Spend Money To Keep From Going Bankrupt’; It's Not News at AP


    Unbelievably, the administration and its allies keep insisting that a failed policy was a success.

    Imagine that I break my arm, but instead of getting a cast I take a big shot of morphine. The drug will make me feel better, but it won’t fix my arm. When the effect wears off, the pain will come back. And instead of being restored to their proper position, my bones will remain out of place, perhaps solidifying there, which will surely mean chronic pain in the long run.

    Stimulus spending is like morphine. It might feel good in the short term for the beneficiaries of the money, but it doesn’t help repair the economy. And it causes more damage if it gets in the way of a proper recovery.

    Saturday, December 18, 2010

    Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World were not works of science fiction but were visions written by insiders who knew what the long range plans were. They were telling us what the future would be like

    Here is how they mold us: My government has my best interest at heart. My government knows what I need. I can trust my government, blah, blah, blah.  I’m suspicious of those who don’t trust my government.
    It will take some brain cell activity but if we’ve not been sufficiently dumbed down by toxins in our water, food, and air, and by the media, academia, and entertainment, we’ve got a chance!

    DK Ultra - Constructing The Mind Controlled State 

    "The Mass Mind Control of a population can be defined as the sophisticated exercise of control by utilising the ability to keep people oppressed yet contented". The Tavistock Institute For Human Relations 1954.
    The Hive

    Pentagon episode not posted on TruTV but I did find an article

    WTC episode missing, FEMA camp episode missing, Pentagon episode missing…I wonder if this article will disappear.

    Pentagon Attack

    http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/government-lies/september-11/questions-for-government.html

    http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/government-lies/september-11/timeline-of-events.html

    http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/government-lies/september-11/missing-black-boxes.html

    http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/government-lies/september-11/explosion-before-impact.html

    http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/government-lies/september-11/false-flag-revealed.html

    It's not only at the World Trade Center where nagging questions remain. Why is it that there are a dozen angles of footage of the Twin Towers being stuck by airliners, and not a single one of the Pentagon? After the Pentagon was hit, the FBI immediately mobilized and commandeered security-camera footage from nearby private businesses. For years, the FBI denied that they had confiscated anything and the only footage that existed was recorded by two grainy security cameras from the Pentagon itself. Eventually, after years of Freedom of Information Act requests, the FBI released two videotapes—one from a local hotel, the other from a nearby gas station. They revealed nothing. Why did the government refuse to admit it had additional tapes in its possession? Did they somehow alter the footage they eventually released in order to cover up something?

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Super Thermite Residue Found in Ground Zero Dust

    This should have been in blaring headlines subsequent to the World Trade Center event.

    Explosive Residue at Ground Zero

    When Professor Steven Jones of Brigham Young University conducted tests on dust from the World Trade Center, he found traces of the highly flammable explosive super-thermite, also known as nano-thermite. A combination of powdered iron oxide and aluminum, super-thermite burns at 2,500 degrees Celsius when ignited-much, much hotter than even jet fuel.

    The presence of super-thermite residue in the ashes of Ground Zero might also explain another mystery of September 11: the destruction of World Trade Center Building Seven.

    Though not hit by either plane, 7 WTC was struck by debris from the collapsing Twin Towers, causing fires to erupt. In seven hours, 7 WTC collapsed completely. Suspiciously, it is the only skyscraper, before or since, known to have collapsed primarily from uncontrolled fire.  But the presence of a highly flammable explosive could account for how such a large building, kindled by the odd bit of burning debris, could simply fold in on itself as if professionally demolished. Interestingly, the Twin Towers also both collapsed almost directly into their own footprints. "We have good evidence for the use of explosives," Professor Jones says. "True, they were hit by planes. I'm not challenging that. But I'm saying that's not the full story."

    So, how did this supercharged explosive find its way into the dust at Ground Zero? Did it help feed the flames that could not have eaten away at the steel-reinforced infrastructure of the World Trade Center buildings alone? Or did it bring down the towers by itself, leaving the fires as a scapegoat? And did the government know about the explosives-or perhaps even order them planted?

    Army doctor becomes a political prisoner of the Obama regime

    Judge cut his legs of by ruling that he couldn’t use presidents eligibility; the very issue that caused him to disobey orders in the first place!

    Military jury: Prison, dismissal for Army birther

    FORT MEADE, Md. – An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief was sentenced by a jury Thursday to six months in a military prison and will be dismissed from the Army

    How tyranny starts: ‘Presidents kill list’, ‘No fly list’, now ‘No work list’, next...

    DHS Implementing No Work List: Citizens Must Get Government Approval to Work in Private Sector Jobs

    You’ve heard of no fly and no buy lists – get ready for no work lists. Millions of workers now must apply to the DHS and prove they are not terrorists in order to be granted permission by the government to work.

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

    2009 Obama: ..so that we don't face another massive, last-minute omnibus bill like this again,"

    GOP looks to box in Obama on $1.1 trillion government spending bill

    By Michael O'Brien - 12/16/10 08:00 AM ET

    Republicans are trying to box President Obama in on congressional Democrats' $1.1 trillion spending bill by dredging up the president's past statements.
    The GOP is pointing to the president's previous remarks about big spending bills like the trillion-dollar 2011 omnibus in order to set up a difficult political situation for the White House.
    Republicans pointed to Obama's past statements that were critical of bills similar to the one Democrats in the Senate have proposed to keep the government funded through 2011.
    "I expect future spending bills to be debated and voted on in an orderly way, and sent to my desk without delay or obstruction, so that we don't face another massive, last-minute omnibus bill like this again," Obama said as early as 2009, upon signing one such bill into law.

    Stalin: “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

    A Soros Story: Recounts, Coincidences, and Connections

    In the world of George Soros, it’s hard to believe that much is a coincidence. But let’s entertain the possibility of some such coincidences for the next few minutes.

    The socialist president plays host to capitalism

    The titans of American industry were all assembled at the White House complex Wednesday. There was Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. There was Kenneth Chenault, the chairman of American Express.

    And there was Barack Obama, the sometimes owner of General Motors, Chrysler, Citibank, Bank of America, AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    Besides being muslim, what else do Obama and Osama have in common?

    The were, maybe still are, CIA operatives.

    Pastor: Barack Obama was a CIA operative during the 1980s ...

    President and CIA Agent Barry Soetoro | Dr. Goldstein's Blog

     

    Osama bin Laden, A.K.A. CIA Asset "Tim Osman"

    Fidel Castro: Osama is a CIA agent ...

    Scott Brown backs repeal of DADT, at least he’s not a democrat and not a Kennedy

    He’s from MA, what did you expect?

    Big Boost for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal: Scott Brown Backs Senate Bill...

    Science of man-made life can proceed: White House

    Synthetic biology: self-replicating bacteria cell controlled by a synthetic genome

    The White House on Thursday said the controversial field of synthetic biology, or manipulating the DNA of organisms to forge new life forms, poses limited risks and should be allowed to proceed.

    An expert panel convened by President Barack Obama advised vigilance and self-regulation as scientists seeks ways to create new organisms that could spark useful innovations in clean energy, pollution control and medicine…

    The panel was created by Obama last year. Its first order of business was to consider the issue of synthetic biology after the J. Craig Venter Institute announced in May it had developed the first self-replicating bacteria cell controlled by a synthetic genome.

    …Critics said the discovery was tantamount to "playing God," creating organisms without adequate understanding the ramifications, and upsetting the natural order.

    Martial Law UK?: Police ‘provoke’ protestors to violence

    Martial Law UK:UK police chief Sir Paul Stephenson is considering whether to ask the British government to ban protest marches altogether in response to last week’s student riots, a move that would place Britain under a de facto state of martial law.
    “It is one of the tactics we will look at and something we will keep under review, and if we think it is the right thing to do then we will do it,” said the Metropolitan Police commissioner.

    NUS president Aaron Porter responded: “Peaceful protest is an integral part of our heritage and it is the responsibility of the police to help facilitate that.”

    Although the establishment media in Britain dutifully blamed the protesters for the violent scenes witnessed during the demonstrations, it later emerged that police had been behind a number of provocations that caused the running street battles, including pulling a disabled man out of a wheelchair and dragging him across the street, as well as repeatedly beating protesters on the head with batons.

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    If you didn’t know about Osteen before, you know now!

    2 Pet 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you.

    Osteens: Obama doing great job, loves the Lord

    Iraq: Al Qaeda Planning Christmas Attacks in West

    Iraqi Authorities Say Two Captured Insurgents Admit to Planned Suicide Attacks in U.S., Europe during Christmas Season

    (AP) Iraqi authorities have obtained confessions from captured insurgents who claim al Qaeda is planning suicide attacks in the United States and Europe during the Christmas season, two senior officials said Wednesday.

    FLASHBACK--Kissinger: “no concern of US if Soviet Jews were gassed”

    What’s wrong with these guys like Kissinger and Soros?

    Nixon blasts Jews as 'obnoxious' in tapes

    (Video) Newly-released White House audio tapes reveal former US president made disparaging remarks about Jews, Irish, Italians and black Africans; Kissinger said it was no concern of US if Soviet Jews were gassed

    VIDEO - Former US President Richard Nixon blasted Jews as "obnoxious," and made disparaging remarks about the Irish, Italians and black Africans, according to newly-released released White House audio tapes.

    Then-National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, meanwhile, said it was no concern of the United States if Soviet Jews were gassed, in conversations barely a year before Nixon was forced to quit over the Watergate scandal.

    "The Jews have certain traits," Nixon said in a conversation with a senior advisor in February 1973, which was among 265 hours of recordings released by the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California.

    "The Irish have certain - for example, the Irish can't drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I've known gets mean when he drinks. Particularly the real Irish.

    "The Italians, of course, those people course don't have their heads screwed on tight. They are wonderful people, but ..." he said before trailing off, in conversations put online and highlighted by the New York Times Saturday.

    “An embryo is a human life”says executive director for the World Privacy Forum

    Surely then a fetus is a human life?

    Spanish Researchers Want to Tag Human Embryos With Bar Codes

    “An embryo is a human life, so we have to move forward with this very, very cautiously,” Pam Dixon, executive director for the World Privacy Forum, told FoxNews.com.

    “Obviously we can’t ask the embryo what it wants, so the individual making the donation must consent to this as well as the individual receiving the donation. There’s got to be a lot of public discussion.”

    Nixon in 1973: Jews may have a death wish

    Recordings from former US president's time in office reveal his thoughts on Jews on eve of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's visit to Washington

    WASHINGTON - The Nixon Presidential Library on Tuesday released 150 hours of audio recordings from the months of January and February, 1973, and uncovered new details on the former US President Richard Nixon's views.

    In one of the conversations released in the recordings, Nixon mused about global anti-Semitism.

    "This anti-Semitism is stronger than we think, ya know," he said in a conversation to Evangelist Billy Graham shortly after Israel shot down a Libyan passenger plane in Sinai, and on the eve of then-Israeli Prime Minister Gold Meir's visit to Washington. 

    "It's unfortunate, but this has happened to the Jews, happened in Spain, it happened in Germany, it's happening, and now it's gonna happen in America if these people don't start behaving.

    Bar coded: Well it didn’t take long to go from mice to men

    Spanish Researchers Want to Tag Human Embryos With Bar Codes

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

    In futuristic movies like "Aliens 2" and "12 Monkeys," prisoners are bar coded for easy identification. But today's reality is even wilder: Scientists have proposed bar-coding embryos.

    Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain have just finished testing a method for imprinting microscopic bar codes on mouse embryos -- a procedure they plan to test soon on humans.

    The venture is meant to avoid mismatches during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer procedures. But privacy experts and children's rights advocates were instantly concerned by the concept of "direct labeling" of embryos, calling for transparency in the process.

    The president ‘is a con man’, charges Nader

    Ralph Nader: I am looking for someone to challenge President Obama in 2012

    Nader had harsh words for the president's approach to politics: "He has no fixed principles. He's opportunistic — he goes for expedience, like Clinton. Some call him temperamentally conflict-averse. If you want to be harsher, you say he has no principles and he's opportunistic.

    "He's a con man. I have no use for him," Nader said.

    Democrats push jobs-killing, wealth-killing, freedom-killing, delusional, destructive leftist, lame duck agenda to the end!

    Last-minute Democrat treachery

    After repeatedly promising voters before November's election that they wouldn't attempt to cram any more contentious leftist legislation down Americans' throats during the subsequent lame-duck session, Democratic congressional leaders are showing once again what conscienceless frauds they truly are. Or maybe the phrase Sarah Palin used recently is even better: "corrupt bastards."

    Here's what's happening

    CBS now woos WND's 'Where's the birth certificate?' campaign

    Billboard cartel crumbling on eligibility issue?

    WASHINGTON – One of the three major media conglomerates that banned display of WND's "Where's the birth certificate?" billboards more than a year ago has changed its tune.

    CBS recently began wooing WND's business, with one of its agents explaining that opposition to the campaign has crumbled in light of the deep recession within the outdoor advertising industry.

    However the agent also discouraged the idea of any news coverage of CBS Outdoor's second thoughts.


    Birth certification question hits Buda, Texas, on billboard owned by CBS competitor

    In response, Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, said he has no interest in taking up CBS on its offer – and neither will he consider any offers from the other two members of what he calls "the billboard cartel" that banned the campaign when he launched it in May 2009.

    "CBS, Lamar and Clear Channel all took a position in opposition to this campaign claiming it was somehow deceptive," reminded Farah. "Since then, and in large part due to this campaign, the eligibility issue has captured the imaginations of a majority of the American people.

    Therefore, CBS, Lamar and Clear Channel are going to have to live with the consequences of their decision to ban legitimate, constitutionally protected political speech. Until those companies issue a public apology for their inappropriate decision, WND will not entertain any idea of bringing its business to them.

    We have found we don't need those companies to get the message out. We would prefer to work with media companies that respect the First Amendment and those that are not intimidated by politically motivated speech regulators in Washington."

    Lame duck? How about lame brain!

    Really lame duck: Congress' Job Approval Rating Worst in GALLUP History

    This is the earliest example of a chemtrail: NAZI Germany, 1938

    Vintage film shows chemtrail in 1938 Nazi Germany

    • Chemtrail can be seen at 1:29

    It is widely believed that chemtrails are a modern phenomenon entering public consciousness in the nineties and subsequenty documented by people all over the globe. However, recently uncovered footage shot by American tourists clearly show a persistent contrail in 1938 Nazi Germany.

    How to take more liberty from us: create ‘homegrown’ terrorist

    Useful idiots recruited in order to become ‘bogeymen’ then laws are created enabling the government to get around the ‘Bill of Rights’, and citizens are encouraged to spy on their neighbors… 

    FBI Entraps Another Useful “Homegrown” Idiot to Push the Fake War On Terror

    Scary Muslims donning turbans and satellite phones have not attacked the United States since September 11, 2001, when a gaggle of cave dwellers magically commandeered the laws of physics and made NORAD stand down.

    Antonio Martinez: Another pathetic patsy set-up by the FBI to promote the non-existent homegrown terror threat.

    Instead, the government and the military-industrial-intelligence complex has engaged in a series of small attacks and would-be attacks in order to keep the global war on manufactured terror chugging along.

    Last week we were subjected to yet another phony baloney FBI orchestrated entrapment of a clueless Muslim.

    Antonio Martinez, a recent Muslim convert, who calls himself Muhammed Hussain, was arrested after undercover FBI agents supplied him with a fake car bomb. It is said Martinez aka Hussain wanted to bomb a recruiting center.

    Rod Rosenstein, a federal attorney, said the goal of Hussain’s entrapment was to deter others from planning schemes or recruiting others for their agendas.

    Big Sis, Janet Napolitano, boss over at the Ministry of Homeland Security, said “that this arrest and another in Oregon last month shows that plots and schemes are no longer planned overseas and brought into our country, but rather are being birthed from within,” according to Robert Ingram, writing for Christian Life News.

    No wonder congress didn’t bring this budget up prior to the elections

    New spending bill totals $1.1 TRILLION!

    • Defying the political odds, Senate Democrats rolled out a year-end, governmentwide spending bill Tuesday that cuts more than $26 billion from President Barack Obama’s 2011 requests even as it holds firm to thousands of the appropriations earmarks so adamantly opposed by critics of Congress
    • $575 million PER PAGE
      6,488 earmarks...

    McConnell fumes: 'No one has seen it'

    • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says Democrats have not shown Republicans the almost 2000-page omnibus bill.
      …says should pass a short-term budget and not the current $1.1 trillion bill.

    Beware: 7 Scrooge-Worthy Scams For The Holidays:

    For Beth Jones, a senior threat researcher with Sophos, this time of year means an upswing in fraudulent activity online. Between malware authors looking to infect machines, and identity thieves hoping to con consumers out of credit card information, this is the prime month for behavior that qualifies for the naughty list. ...

    Here are seven holiday humbugs to avoid.

    Holiday scam 1: 'Free iPad giveaway!' ...

    Holiday scam 2: Fake gift cards ...

    Holiday scam 3: Stripped gift cards ...

    Holiday scam 4: 'You're preapproved for this credit card!' ...

    Holiday scam 5: Bad e-cards ...

    Holiday scam 6: Bad links to holiday sales, job offers, etc. ...

    Holiday scam 7: Fake charities.

    [Date: 14 December 2010; Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9201118/]

    IPHONE SNITCH NETWORK LAUNCHED

    APP TO REPORT 'SUSPICIOUS' BEHAVIOR

    • Citizens spying on citizens

    Boobs at TSA

    Boy Asks TSA ‘Why Pat Down Mom And Not Me?’, TSA Replies ‘You Don’t Have Boobs’

    A California woman is suing the TSA following an incident at Albuquerque International Sunport where she was subjected to an invasive breast groping in full public view by the TSA, despite making it known that she had been forced to undergo a mastectomy last year.

    Adrienne Durso describes how a female TSA officer pulled her out of line after she had gone through the metal detector and proceeded to pat her down, “Heavily concentrating on my breast area” in a search that “just seemed to go on and on”.

    Relating her story to KOB Eyewitness News 4, Ms. Durso explained how she was made to feel humiliated in front of her seventeen year old son and the rest of the queuing passengers.

    “I felt as though I didn’t have any rights other than I had to stand there and let them do what they want to do to my body,” Durso said.

    Feeling violated and embarrassed, Ms. Durso asked to speak to a TSA supervisor.

    As if things couldn’t get any worse, when the supervisor arrived and Ms. Durso’s son asked why he had also not been subjected to the body search, the TSA agent told the boy “well you don’t have boobs”.

    Following that statement, Ms. Durso decided to take legal action, with her attorney arguing that the incident is a violation of 4th Amendment rights and constitutes unreasonable search and seizure.

    Details of the lawsuit can be accessed here.

    “I thought, ‘you know, surely this story must mean something to somebody, maybe this will help somebody who is trying to change the situation at airports because I don’t think anybody should have to go through this,” Ms. Durso added.

    Below is a KOB Eyewitness News 4 report on the incident:

    Army Doctor’s trial is a sham, a farce. They're not allowed to discuss Obama's eligibility.

    Lakin guilty on 3 counts

    Army doctor still fighting most serious charge

    Taitz acknowledged that Puckett's hands are tied by Lind's earlier rulings effectively forbidding what might be the most effective line of defense, the argument that any order originating with Obama might in fact be illegal as long as Obama's eligibility remains unproven.

    "He's reduced to arguing a technicality," Taitz told WND. "The whole trial is a sham, a farce. They're not allowed to discuss the only real issue here, Obama's eligibility."

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010

    Sidestepping the U.S. Dollar, a Russian Exchange Will Swap Rubles and Renminbi

    UPDATE: RUSSIA TO USE CHINA CURRENCY IN TRADES

    MOSCOW — Russia and China are poised to take a small but symbolic step in their expanding economic relationship, a move that in the long term could make the dollar less relevant to business between the two nations.

    On Wednesday, a Moscow securities exchange is scheduled to open direct trading between the Chinese currency, the renminbi, and the Russian ruble. If the market develops, it could eventually cut the dollar out of a portion of Russian and Chinese trade.

    Are Obama’s days numbered? Very strange press disappearance!

    IRONY: ‘Clinton’ left to defend bill to keep taxes from going back to ‘Clinton’ era level

    Obama's Stunt-Double Presidency

    Hello, I Must Be Going: Former President Clinton discusses the tax deal with the GOP as President Obama exits to attend a Christmas party. AP

    Hello, I Must Be Going: Former President Clinton discusses the tax deal with the GOP as President Obama exits to attend a Christmas party. AP 

    Presidency: Late for a Christmas party, the president enlists the Man from Hope to explain the change we need to make. When the going gets tough, those over their heads send for the cavalry.

    Global Warming ‘fraud’ is bigger crime than Madoff and Enron combined

    Not only stop the funding but prosecute the conspirators! Trillions of dollars have been swindled…

    Schlafly: USA Should Halt All Funding For UN 'Global Warming' Scam

    The global warming prophets and propagandists, who enjoy living in style on other people's money, gathered last month in the plush resort of Cancun, Mexico, where January temperatures usually hover around 80 degrees.

    God must have a sense of humor because Cancun was hit by its coldest temperature in a hundred years.

    Heinz will be opening facilities and hiring in other countries (China) , but not US

    I don’t use it but if I did I’d stop!

    No Jobs For Americans at Heinz

    One of the main benefactors at Heinz is John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz... they contribute heavily to the Tides Foundation and many other anti-American organizations. WATCH who you give your $$$ to!

    Fire Dog Lake ^ | 04 December 2010 | Ruth Calvo

    Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:37:07 PM by Lorianne

    No Jobs for U.S. workers declares Bill Johnson, CEO at Heinz, on Wall Street Journal Report last Saturday

    Last Saturday, the CEO of Heinz, best known for ketchup production, told Maria Bartiromo that Heinz will not be hiring Americans this year.

    The reason he gave was the ‘uncertainty’ produced by the ‘inability’ of the government to decide on really important things such as the tax rate his business will pay. He announced at the same time on the same program that Heinz will be opening facilities and hiring in other countries, and concentrated on China where they make soy sauce.

    Dumbed down: School Sign Has Spelling Error

    It’s already been ‘corrected’ once!

    Sign On Gate To Elementary Playground

    DENVER -- The children at Ellis Elementary School are getting a poor lesson in spelling. A sign on the gate to the school's playground in Denver has a spelling error.

    The sign at Ellis Elementary School said, "Shoes should be warn [sic] at all times on this artificial play surface," according to a photo sent to 7NEWS.

    Ellis Elementary Principal Khoa Nguyen told 7NEWS he had not seen the sign himself. An office worker told 7NEWS she had told the school custodian about the problem.

    A 7NEWS viewer said a close inspection of the sign shows the word "warn" has apparently been changed at least once before and is still wrong. 7NEWS called the school's facility manager to ask about previous work on the sign; that call has not been returned

    Army Doc: Deployment Orders Illegal Without Pres. Obama's Birth Records

    Just show this honorable veteran the birth certificate!

    Court Hears Greeley Army Doc's Deployment Refusal Case

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- A military court was set to hear the case Tuesday of an Army doctor charged with refusing to deploy to Afghanistan because he says he doubts whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and therefore questions his eligibility to be commander in chief.

    Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, an 18-year Army veteran from Greeley, disobeyed orders to report earlier this year to Fort Campbell in Kentucky to prepare for deployment, saying he believed the orders were illegal.

    TSA: There's something 'suspicious hanging between your legs'

    Pat-downs anger RDU fliers

    Several RDU passengers described indignities suffered at the hands of grim-faced officers, and others said they would never fly out of RDU until the security practices are changed.

    After an agent groped around his genitals from in front and from behind, Ely challenged him to explain what sort of anomaly had turned up on his full-body scan.

    "He said there was something suspicious hanging from between my legs," Ely, 63, wrote in his RDU online comment. "I told him that something suspicious was my [genitals], you dummy."

    Muslim’s Assassinate Teenage Girl For Getting Saved

    Is this a UN sanctioned act?

    Somali Teenage Girl Shot to Death for Embracing Christ

    A 17-year-old girl in Somalia who converted to Christianity from Islam was shot to death last week in an apparent “honor killing,” area sources said.

    Japan to shift military towards China threat

    China's rapidly growing military power raises alarm

    Officials and analysts say the keenly awaited National Defence Policy Guidelines will signal a historic refocusing of Japan's army and other forces toward securing the line of small islands in the southern Nansei chain that stretches from Japan’s main islands toward Taiwan and are seen as threatened by China's rapidly growing military power.

    Big Mac attacks children’s meal ‘food police’

    MCDONALD'S chief attacks children's meal 'food police'

      We’ll continue to sell Happy Meals,” said Mr Skinner, in the face of a ban that does not become effective until December 2011. The new rule “really takes personal choice away from families who are more than capable of making their own decisions”.

    Related:

    Outside 15 minutes, saw 5 meteors…too cold!

    Nature's coming attraction: Geminid meteor shower Tuesday 14 Dec, midnight till dawn

    The peak of the meteor shower will occur early Tuesday, between midnight and sunrise local time. The show will be best in the Northern Hemisphere, easily visible with the naked eye.


    Copyright 2010 AP

    Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder

    Gun Control Advocate Shoots Intruder

    What would you think if a long-time gun control advocate ended up shooting someone?  Might the word “hypocrite” come to mind?

    It did for me, and apparently for many others.

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports North Carolina state senator R.C. Soles shot one of two intruders who attempted to break into his house.

    But it gets even more interesting than the mere hypocrisy of a gun control activist shooting somebody.

    The New York Times reports Soles won’t be seeking re-election, which is not a surprise since state prosecutors have said they plan to charge Soles because “he acted criminally when he shot a former law client.”

    WWAY sheds additional light on this:

    Thursday, a

    In late August, Soles shot 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn outside the Senator’s home in Tabor City.

    Blackburn was a client of Soles’ law firm. Soles told police he shot Blackburn in self-defense, saying that Blackburn was trying to break into his home. Blackburn told us he was leaving the property when he was shot.

    While what happens within a grand jury proceeding is secret, we can presume that ballistics evidence was part of what was reviewed yesterday, specifically whether the bullet wound indicated that Blackburn was facing the Senator or running away when he was shot.

    We also know surveillance cameras were running at Senator Soles’ house at the time of the shooting.

    The shooting itself wasn’t captured on camera, but what transpired before and after the shooting may have helped the jurors determine how the events played out.

    Now, I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for someone who advocates diminishing the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.  But when I learn that they consider themselves elite enough to own a weapon, any sympathy I might have had goes out the door.

    And apparently this wasn’t even a clear-cut case of self-defense.  The shooter knew the man who was shot, and a grand jury found sufficient evidence to charge the shooter for criminal activity.

    This happened a few months ago, but I’m just now finding out about it from Marty Rickard.  Better late than never, to find out about this kind of hypocrisy from a member of the gun control lobby.