Friday, December 2, 2011

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Don't let 'em fool ya...

Unemployment rate drops to 8.6% (updated)

By Rick Moran

Update, Steve McCann writes:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their November jobs report. The only headline the media will trumpet will be the unemployment rate dropping to 8.6%. However the BLS has arbitrarily dropped 315,000 from the civilian labor force in October claiming they simply ceased looking for work and dropped out of the labor force. (How they come up with this number is a mystery) If this had not been done the unemployment rate would have been 9.1%>

Further in 1994 the BLS, under the prodding of the Clinton administration, changed its method of calculating unemployment. The change: those considered discouraged or marginally attached to the labor force are no longer counted. In November that number stood at 2.6 million. If the unemployment rate were still calculated as it was prior to 1964 the unemployment rate would be 10.2%.

The BLS has lost a major amount of credibility as it has become a tool of the politicians to make them look good and try and fool the American people.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Evil never ends.

New Sex Abuse Suit Claims Sandusky Threatened Boy’s Family If He Told

By Colleen Curry

The latest person to accuse former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse also claims that Sandusky threatened to hurt the boy’s family if he ever told anyone about the abuse.

Sandusky’s newest accuser, who is now 29, had not told anyone about the abuse until he read about the grand jury presentment charging Sandusky with 40 counts of child molestation over 15 years, his lawyer Jeff Anderson said today. Until that time, he had thought he was the only victim.

The man, whose identity was not released, issued a statement that said, ”I don’t want other kids to be abused by Jerry Sandusky or anybody like Penn State to allow people like him to do it–rape kids!  I never told anybody what he did to me over 100 times at all kinds of places until the newspapers reported that he had abused other kids.”

“I am hurting and have been for a long time because of what happened, but feel now even more tormented that I have learned of so many other kids were abused after me,” he said.
Anderson said the boy met Sandusky through the Second Mile foundation when the alleged victim was 10, and was abused by Sandusky from 1992 to 1994.

He said that Sandusky threatened to harm the boy’s family if the boy told anyone about the abuse. Sandusky also paid for sports camps, plied the boy with gifts, and took him on trips, Anderson said.

The lawyer said during a press conference today that they had filed suit against Sandusky, Penn State and the Second Mile charity seeking reparations for over 100 acts of sexual abuse.

Anderson alleged that Sandusky had abused the boy at Penn State University, at Second Mile events, at his home, at a Penn State bowl game out of state, and in Philadelphia. The victim notified law enforcement authorities on Tuesday, Anderson said.

The lawsuit alleges child abuse, negligence, emotional distress, and conspiracy to endanger a child, among other charges.  It was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common please and seeks a jury trial.

“How can it be that (Sandusky) was allowed to be such a peril to so many kids for so long?” Anderson asked. “It is because those among him, when they saw the signs or heard the signals, refused to see, hear or act because they thought more of the institution and trusted him blindly, in a way that made the kids suffer enormously.”

Anderson,  a Minnesota attorney who specializes in child sex abuse cases,  said he believed Sandusky had hundreds of victims, and blamed Penn State and Second Mile officials for looking the other way when clear signs of Sandusky’s abuse were evident, including a 1998 investigation into Sandusky showering with a boy on Penn State’s campus. The Second Mile said saying it would review the complaint and adhere to its legal responsibilities throughout the process. 

“As always, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” the statement said.

Hooly Schooling: This is what they do!

I know you've had cats before, but this is a little reminder! LOL!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Good Night, Pond People!

It is what it is.

I wrote to Mrs. Cow today...

Among other things, I asked her to use her leadership to make the Connection better, and that she could at least talk to Sissy when she posts--that it was an unkindness not to as Sissy's never done anything to her, and that it would mean a lot to her. She mentioned she didn't take a stand in this mess and then proceeded to chide me for some of the mean comments that I'd made here about folks on the Connection (I  guess she doesn't like the Gertysnipe sign as she hasn't been here enough to see there isn't much else). I replied that I didn't post them at the Connection and that she'd never chided Gerty thusly. I said she may not feel she'd taken a stand, but that she had.

This is the reply I got:


You have no idea what I say to Gerty in e-mails. I just don’t care to make a giant pratt of myself on the Connection. Sick or not, there is absolutely no excuse to be mean and petty to others which is something you excel at then make the excuse that your medications make you do it. When you stop feeling sorry for your self you may have more friends, until then you’re on your own. Think of me what you will, for 53 years I had no idea you existed, I can go another 53 without you. Yes, Lori, I am a happy married woman with a nice house, a good husband, and an excellent retirement with children and grandchildren who give a shit unlike you. How’s that for petty and cruel? Fuck off.

This speaks for itself and I'm going to let this stand and ask that everyone pray for her. I have plenty of friends--I belong to a prayer group, a private political group on Yahoo--we've known each other nearly 10 years! I blog here, and at several more places--and I've spoken with David Horowitz, emailed Bill Whittle and try to keep up with things. Phooey calls me every week--if not every day, Paget sends me things--and I need to send some things out to you folks, too. It's only my various illnesses that prevent me from going out and making friends outside--but I think that'll change.

Otherwise, I don't apologize for who I am in the slightest--and Mrs. Cow has slender grounds upon which to upbraid anyone--I thought she was queen of 'not taking a stand'? This is my house, and I'll say what I want to here.

I am constantly amazed that those who talk about religion the most often seem to practice less of it in their lives than those professing no religion at all. Sissy, who has more or less given up on religion, would've never not spoken to Mrs. Cow on the Klatch--and she certainly would've never written a letter to someone like Mrs. Cow did.

P.S. I have never blamed my medications for what I do, but for those of us educated in such things we know that they can easily lower impulse control, affect one moods, and make one unusually irritable.  They can stand in stead of the good sense you have. That doesn't make what I do 'their' fault--but it's certainly a part of the picture. Just ask Phoo... Mrs. Cow simply doesn't understand this and that's not her fault; until it happens to you, people often don't understand.

Otherwise, what she wrote was just one of the most meanspirited, and childish things I've ever heard. Some people just aren't what you think they are.

When one of my autistic boys would bite me over taking away his dinner plate, I never took it personally. I knew that that young adult was impaired and that he simply didn't know any better. He hadn't learned, had no capacity for understanding personal psychology, he didn't know the rules or care about why were they important--and he certainly had not a particle of an idea about religion and why we should treat people better than that.  He'd just want what he wanted when he wanted it--and he wanted to express himself in a way that brought the most personal satisfaction no matter who it hurt.

That's the file this one goes in--and it doesn't hurt me anymore than the acting out that that boy did... and for the same reasons.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

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This was the reason behind the whole thing.

The Wall Street Occupiers as Mind Erasers

By James Lewis

Stage magicians work a lot by distraction.  A well-timed distraction makes people lose track of whatever they are thinking.  If I'm an in-your-face street hustler and you're beginning to get suspicious about me, all I have to do is tap your shirt and say, "Is that a van Heusen shirt?  That looks really cool!  I always wanted one of those!"  By that time, you've lost that little suspicious thought.  It's been erased from your mind by distraction.

Barack Obama may not be the kind of man you and I want as president, but he's a very slick stage magician.  That's how he's made it in politics, along with scandal bombs tossed by Axelrod.  The 2008 Obama campaign was an endless series of stage tricks, epitomized by the infamous Greek styrofoam temple columns in Denver.

In "The Music Man," Professor Harold Hill does it over and over again. So does Obama. The left has organized for ten years or more to do things like the Occupation of Wall Street.  Their real aim is to occupy something else: the media, and therefore the minds of Americans.  It's Occupy You!

Leftist street theater is a completely phony imitation of a genuine Civil Rights or Tea Party demonstration.  They poop on the American Flag -- but mainly for the cameras.  You and I can't stop paying attention to some trained sociopath who is trying to provoke us.  Their first goal is to get attention, like some two-year old who's discovered the power of yelling "No!" The Communists used to do it everywhere with "spontaneous mass demonstrations." The Occupoops use the same technique in cahoots with the media.

Our growing conservative media are the main weapon against them.  Like those vampires of Balkan legends, they can't tolerate sunshine. We need more and more sunshine.

The Ruckus Society has been training "anarchists" for ten years. Even Wikipedia writes that [t]The Ruckus Society has been described by many reliable sources as an anarchist organization that played a major role in inciting property damage and vandalism during the Seattle WTO protests in 1999."
 A scholarly source writes:
The Ruckus Society and Anarchist Black Cross Federation even specialize in providing training in activism and varying forms of civil disobedience. There are many resources freely available to teach interested anarchists how to conduct surveillance, prepare for protests, climb and descend, build shields, and craft weapons. The legality of the proposed actions is secondary to their perceived effectiveness.
 Look at what those Occupy morons on Wall Street have achieved in just a month of ruckus-making. Those kids can't string a coherent sentence together.  They were stoned a lot of the time.  What they did was pure street theater, a publicity con, and the media loved it.  It was easy for all the mediots in Manhattan to hop a cab from Midtown to check on the slow-motion riot, write their stories, and go home early.  The "hate Capitalism" schtick got headlines -- while the Occubums were tweeting up a storm on their shiny new iPods, iPads, and iPhones, all exquisite products of capitalist creativity.

Those bums controlled the headlines for weeks and weeks.  The really frightening moms and pops of the Tea Party never got this kind of flattering attention.  They are too normal. Ignore the Occupy chatter from these characters, which doesn't make any sense anyway.  Just look at the distraction they created. 

Do you remember anything else happening during the "Occupy" news cycles? Those "anarchists" were not Occupying anything but your mind.  That was their purpose: to Occupy our minds for 24 hours at a time.  The organizers were probably checking out their Google hits from hour to hour, and dropping another publicity bomb in the news whenever the Google traffic died down.

It worked like a charm.

While America's minds were Occupied, we were not paying attention to Iran's rush to nuclear weapons, for one little thing.  Or to the crisis of Euro-socialism now roiling the stock markets.  Or the rolling disaster of the "Arab Spring."  We were just angered by the misbehavior of the Occupuppies, pooping on our national carpet.

Distraction occupies your mind.  It's just old-fashioned stage magic.

This stunt was run by Obama, Soros, ACORN (or whatever they call themselves this week), and all the other suspects.  The Demagogue Machine publicly recognized the "grievances" of the Occu-poopsters, but their biggest grievance is having to pay more money for good Mary Jane.  Why doesn't the government give it to them free?  Marijuana is a medicine!  And who stole my new iPad?  And where did that cute hippie chick run off to now?

This was pure stagecraft, and the only question is "why?"

Why did Soros fronts pay $3.6 million to keep this farce going, day after day? Why did the media take the bait when there was real news to cover? Why? I can't read really devious minds like Axelrod and the Bamster, but we know what their biggest goal: to cling to power.  It's not the roiling civil wars in Egypt, Syria, and maybe Iraq and Afghanistan.  It's not unemployment.

The left is preparing the 2012 battlefield for Obama.  That's why the Media Machine trashed the Republican candidates they fear most: against Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt, and soon, against Mitt Romney.  Just like 2008, the New York Times and the Crony Corporate Media are destroying the most attractive conservatives first, because they fear another Ronald Reagan more than anything in life.  Reagan brought down the Soviet Empire and they still hate him for that, just like the BBC still loves to hate Maggie Thatcher.

This year, conservatives are again being picked off one by one, and most people are blind to it.  (Well, maybe Herman Cain does have a woman problem.  Not even a fraction of one percent of Bill Clinton's...)

Obama is playing Chicago Dirtball and we are playing Marquess of Queensbury. Guess who's going to have the edge in next years's hardball fight.  It's the most important election of our lifetimes -- maybe in American history, period. Obama will pick Hillary or another woman for his veep, and then he figures he's got the women, the blacks, and the libs for close to 50%. What about the Wall Street Rucksters?  They will be the mind-eraser for the election.  Any time Obama drops the ball, the Rucksters can kick up a fuss, and the media will kill the Obama story.

Suppose some foreign policy disaster happens -- the mullahs explode their first nuke. 

Obama is vulnerable because he hasn't done one single solitary thing to stop them.  On the contrary, he's given them special consideration because they are leftist victims, you see. As soon as Iran explodes a nuke -- Shazzam!  Presto!  Change-o! -- there will be a big distraction in the media.  It could be Hillary's announcement that she's on the ticket -- but you really want a distraction you can fire off any time you feel like it.

The Rucksters are it.  They will stage a convenient riot, burn a store in Oakland, or put on a noisy flash mob against McDonald's.

The left has so many phony grievances right now -- Michelle Obama just hates the fact that the poor eat too much food she disapproves of -- that they can just throw a dart at the grievance list and use that to swing the headlines.  People are suckers.  Liberals are even bigger suckers.  Liberals who want government help are practically lost souls.

Conservatives are handicapped by their own decency. That is an Alinsky rule, right in the handbook.  They take advantage of our decency, and we don't want to give up our values because we would become like them.

The only way to fight them is with free speech -- what remains of it -- to expose the militant left over and over again. Now that they have the White House, the hour is late.  This is a time of crisis and decision.  If you tell your friends nothing else, please get them to understand that.

This one will be pure citizen power against the radical left, which never plays fair. Where do you stand?  How about your friends?  Don't waste time on the terminally brainwashed.  They don't think for themselves.  Spend time connecting with people who understand what's going on.

And then please act peacefully, democratically, and with a clear sense of purpose.

Your personal computer is the biggest free speech weapon you have.  Use it wisely, with common sense and courtesy, to reflect your real values.  We don't need to resort of leftist totalitarian methods.  We just need to tell the truth, over and over again.

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