Sunday, June 30, 2013

and it matters

Restore the Fourth

Event Link (for Atlanta)

Interview at Huff Post via AJC (Video with Co-organizer Ben Doernberg)

Because evil will only triumph when good men and women stay silent.

And when good men and women are overcome by tyranny or swept off the planet in single car crashes or huddle in airports without a country or are held in extreme solitary confinement, the next row back steps up to the front and then the next, and then the next, and should evil ever wipe all the face of good off this planet...

Evil will have won.

But Christ our Saviour returns then, and evil will be vanquished.

That is our hope. That is our certain knowledge.

And until then, we must work, for the night cometh...

because commentary is not optional

The disturbing pattern: Obama rids America's military of yet another top general

Andrew Malcolm
20 February 2013

"It's a developing pattern of this Obama White House.

Barack Obama cashiered yet another battle-seasoned American general Tuesday, even as the war in Afghanistan continues along with numerous other serious global threats to United States security.

This is the fourth senior officer Obama has forced from the country's service.

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Retired U.S. General Is Focus of Inquiry Over Iran Leak

Staff Reporter
The New York Times
28 June 2013

"The general, 63, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011, became a favorite adviser of President Obama and was considered an influential voice in the White House on security matters."

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Because it's that pattern Obama has with military that alerts to concern, even were it not a matter already of concern because of Obama's predilection to go after leaks....

Obama's Purge: Military Officers Replaced Under the Commander-in-Chief

Kyle Becker
Independent Journal Review
28 June 2013

"The deafening silence over who exactly issued the Benghazi “stand down order” that plausibly resulted in the deaths of two CIA servicemen (who also disobeyed stand down orders) and the reprisals against administration whistleblowers suggest that a thorough public investigation into such matters is of utmost importance. If the federal government is being abused to silence critics of the administration, or if it is being wielded against those who refuse to obey illegal and immoral acts, representative government demands not just investigation, but decisive action."

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Fortunately, someone else is asking the same questions.

it's what he said

Countries Are Collapsing, Just Look Around

Floyd Brown, Chief Political Analyst
Capitol Hill Daily
21 June 2013

"It’s easy to say of collapse, “That could never happen here.” But such statements are arrogant. They ignore how Washington, D.C. has failed to meet the current challenges we face. We no longer enforce many laws. Obama and Congress pass laws and debate issues with no relevance to our lives. They ignore our bigger, more complex budgetary and economic problems."

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for the love of flowers

Secret flower planter threatened with arrest if he doesn't stop planting flowers

Lance Devon
Natural News
June 2013

"Docter, who calls himself the "phantom planter" doesn't deny that he is "a little nuts," but planting flowers is something that he loves to do and has been doing for 34 years. "Flowers are nature's way of affirming how beautiful life can be," says Docter. He's more famously known for his clandestine horticulture and the planting of more than 40,000 flowers at the American Embassies in Israel, Argentina, Spain and Cambodia."

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If you draw back from the headline, this one might have a happy ending.

And that ending would be...


back in Georgia again

Shock Video Shows Police Forcibly Drawing Blood

Paul Joseph Watson
28 June 2013

"Georgia is one of numerous states that enforce “no refusal” checkpoints where police can forcibly draw blood. In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that it is not unconstitutional for the state to hold down Americans and forcefully withdraw blood. A January 2013 ruling affirmed that a warrant must be obtained for the process, although police could dispense with the warrant requirement in an “emergency”."

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Please, someone pinch me; I think I am dreaming.

Surely, some nightmare.

Could someone let me out at the next stop?

Will I be back in America again?

the over-regulated incessantly regurgitated descended into fantastical landscape of oh no, now

In Regulation We Trust

Sydney Williams
25 June 2013

"...concluded with a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville regarding the suffocating effects of the regulatory state on free enterprise: “It [regulation] rarely forces one to act, but it constantly opposes itself to one’s acting; it does not destroy it, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes and finally reduces [the] nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid, industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.”"

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Reading some of the hugely overweening incessant never-ending cannot be wrested free from paragraphs now of one committee fancily-named after another after another after still another after a half dozen more makes my head spin.

And spinning heads let you know we are in a strange place, reminiscent of a story told not so long ago...

Even without the nausea and churning.

How did life get recrafted as fiction?

How do we break out.

How did we descend to such. Hindered, compromised, enervated, extinguished, dazed and reduced but still the brightly-toned commercials and laughter, still the chatter about earning more, doing more, investing more, grabbing more, laughing more, having more, more, more...

And all the while an enemy has crept in, and sown his seed well.

Maybe slumber is better, and a man on a horse with blue streaked across his face on a bigger than life screen in a movie theatre, mere myth and fantasy à la Hollywood, willing to die in our stead for that wild wail of FREE-DOM....

[Note. Link sent to me by a correspondent. As noted, regulation clangs like a machine with a missing part in my mind, and my eyes glaze over. Excessive regulation, and I have to descend into dream.

And yes, Braveheart.