Monday, October 16, 2017

Compassion

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale

Of all the places associated with America’s War for Independence, none embodies the nature and scope of its human suffering, sacrifice, and ultimate triumph than does Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. No battles were fought here, no bayonet charges or artillery bombardments took place, but during the winter of 1777-78 thousands of American soldiers died here nonetheless. The story of Valley Forge is the story of a nascent army’s epic struggle to survive against terrible odds, and against hunger, disease, and the unrelenting forces of nature. George Washington himself described what happened there in a letter he wrote on April 21, 1778:

Without arrogance, or the smallest deviation from truth it may be said, that no history, now extant, can furnish an instance of an Army's suffering such uncommon hardships as ours have done, and bearing them with the same patience and Fortitude. To see Men without Clothes to cover their nakedness, without Blankets to lay on, without Shoes, by which their Marches might be traced by the Blood from their feet, and almost as often without Provisions as with; Marching through frost and Snow, and at Christmas taking up their Winter Quarters within a day's March of the enemy, without a House or Hurt to cover them till they could be built and submitting to it without a murmur, is a mark of patience and obedience which in my opinion can scarce be parallel'd.

The story of Valley Forge is also a story of compassion, for the Winter Soldiers who lived, trained, and died here would not have stayed on through these incredible hardships were it not for their patriotism and their compassion for their families and for their comrades in arms. A true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love, and the legendary bloody footprints in the snow at Valley Forge bear witness to that principle.

The compassion of Valley Forge has continued to be shown by America’s fighting men and women in countless other, often nameless places throughout the world. Some, like Bastogne in Belgium and the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, also have become recognized symbols of the willingness of our warriors to endure and prevail against incredible hardships and near-impossible odds. Others have almost been forgotten except by those who fought and suffered there. But no one should ever forget the sacrifice and compassion of those who died for their friends and for all of us.

The thousands of nameless soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen who fought and died in the snow-covered wastelands and freezing oceans and skies of the world have given us the greatest gift of all, acts of compassion unto death:

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13 KJV

From Chapter 5 of No More Patriots
Copyright © 2015 by Howard T. Uhal
All Rights Reserved

FBI Destroys Vegas Evidence ???

According to this report, the FBI wiped clean the cell phones and laptops of Vegas shooting eyewitnesses:

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/report-fbi-wipes-phones-and-laptops-of-las-vegas-massacre-eyewitnesses_10122017

Isn't that destroying evidence?

It reminds me of OKC, 9/11, and Sandy Hook - all evidence destroyed or buried in red tape so that no one can question the "official" stories of those events.

FBI's main job seems to be disconnecting all the dots.

The Rot Within

Thoughtful essay by Charles Hugh Smith:

We live in a simulacrum society in which the fading scent of the American Dream is more a collective memory kept alive for political purposes than a reality. Even more disturbing, the difference between a phantom prosperity (or in homage to the Blade Runner film series, shall we say a replicant prosperity?) and real prosperity has been blurred by layers of simulated signals of prosperity and subtexts that are carefully designed to harken back to a long-gone authentic prosperity.

This is the reality: the American Dream is now reserved for the top 0.5%, with some phantom shreds falling to the top 5% who are tasked with generating a credible illusion of prosperity for the bottom 95%.

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Official claims of prosperity are out of alignment with reality, and so expectations are out of alignment with reality. As I have often noted, this creates a highly combustible and dangerous dynamic, as the emotions of betrayal and despair are volatile.

In other words, if 90% of the work force expects to be poor their entire lives, has no thought of ever owning a house, anticipates scraping by in their senior years, etc., then their expectations are aligned with the realities of a hierarchical power-law economy and social structure. Low expectations are difficult to dash.

But when 90% of the work force has expectations for an American Dream based on memories of those expectations being met, the widening gap between expectations and reality unleashes a politically combustible realization that prosperity is now concentrated in the hands of the top 5%. A sense of injustice and betrayal arise, along with a sense that something has gone profoundly wrong with the society and the economy.

This dynamic has yet to fully play out, but it will. Whatever you think of Trump, his election isn't the problem; it's merely a symptom of much deeper forces that will sweep our corrupt and rotten-to-the-core status quo into the dustbin of history.

You can read the rest @
http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-fading-scent-of-american-dream.html

You know he's right. As this plays out, it's going to be really painful for most.

US Preparing To Kill Kim ???

According to this report, the US seems to be getting ready to assassinate Kim Jong-un:

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/us-deploys-special-forces-decapitation-team-to-south-korea_10162017

Do you feel safer now? I don't.

By the way, the US made numerous attempts to kill Fidel Castro, but the only apparent result was the death of JFK. Is there a lesson or two here?

Globalization Is Poverty

Central bankers have never done more damage to the world economy than in the past 10 years. One may argue this is because they never had the power to do that. If their predecessors had had that power, who knows? Still, the global economy has never been more interconnected than it is today, due mostly to the advance of globalism, neoliberalism and perhaps even more, technology.

Ironically, all three of these factors are unremittingly praised as forces for good. But living standards for many millions of people in the west have come down and/or are laden with uncertainty, while millions of Chinese now have higher living standards. People in the west have been told to see this as a positive development; after all, it allows them to buy products cheaper than if they had been made in domestic industries.

But along with their manufacturing jobs, their entire way of life has mostly disappeared as well. Or, rather, it is being hidden behind a veil of debt. Still, we can no longer credibly deny that some three-quarters of Americans have a hard time paying their bills, and that is very different from the 1950s and 60s. In western Europe, this is somewhat less pronounced, or perhaps it’s just lagging, but with globalism and neoliberalism still the ruling economic religions, there’s no going back.

You can read the rest @
https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2017/10/globalization-is-poverty/

I don't think "poverty" is the true goal.

The triumvirate of globalism, neoliberalism, technology spell CONTROL, as in fascist-style control. This will continue until the global elite (e.g., the Davos Mafia) has firm control of EVERYTHING, and then a serious culling of the human herd will commence.

Don't believe that? Stick around, and you'll get to see who is right about this.

What's With Facebook And Security ???

Facebook Inc. is looking to hire people who have national security clearances, a move the company thinks is necessary to prevent foreign powers from manipulating future elections through its social network, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Workers with such clearance can access information classified by the U.S. government. Facebook plans to use these people -- and their ability to receive government information about potential threats -- to search more proactively for questionable social media campaigns ahead of elections, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is sensitive. A Facebook spokesman declined to comment.

You can read the rest @
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-16/facebook-is-said-to-seek-staff-with-national-security-clearance

This sounds like BS. It's much more likely that Facebook is in bed with the fed snoopers, requiring them to have fed-compatible employees.

What's the point of this alleged security anyway? Russia did NOT hack our election; however, the Clintons DID help sell uranium to the Russians. Which is the bigger threat? And why does all this "security" seem to really be aimed at We The People?

Facebook is NOT our friend.

Back To The Future In Dubai



How long until the bad guys start using these?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Is The FBI Totally Worthless ???

It sure looks that way to me:

Now, after originally being told by the FBI there were no documents to produce in response to their July 2016 FOIA request [concerning the meeting between AG Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton], Judicial Watch is now reported that nearly a year and a half later they've suddenly found some documents that may be relevant.  Meanwhile, as if that isn't bad enough, the FBI apparently needs 6 weeks to produce a measly 30 pages worth of records.

You can read the rest @
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-13/judicial-watch-fbi-finds-more-docs-clinton-lynch-tarmac-meeting-needs-6-weeks-turn-t

Can you name a high-profile case in which the FBI did anything OTHER THAN obstruct justice?

Spirit Of Revolution

At the time Patrick Henry was making his famous speech, the Colony of Massachusetts was also in a state of rebellion. On the evening of April 18, 1775, General Thomas Gage dispatched approximately 700 British soldiers to Concord, Massachusetts (about 18 miles from British-held Boston) to seize and destroy weapons, ammunition, and other military equipment which colonists had stockpiled in the town. Unfortunately for the British, the colonists had learned of their plans and were ready for them, having moved their military stores to safer locations.

The night of April 18-19 was the night of Paul Revere’s famous ride to warn the colonists and rouse the local militia, a daring feat which later was memorialized in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, “If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,—
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.”

Thanks to the efforts of Paul Revere and his fellow riders, the colonial militia was able to engage the British regulars when they arrived at Lexington. Outnumbered, the militia retreated to Concord where a larger force of colonial militia met the British at the North Bridge in a short engagement which later was immortalized in the famous poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

As even more militiamen arrived and joined the fight, they inflicted heavy damage on the British regulars, who were forced to make a slow retreat all the way back to the relative safety of Boston while hounded by militia all along the route.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The victory of American militia over the greatest professional army in the world was an astounding feat which has been recognized in many ways over the years by a grateful nation:

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord represent the Spirit of the Revolution typified by the midnight ride of Paul Revere and by the selfless volunteerism of the Minutemen whose statues now stand on Lexington Green and at the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. We owe our very existence as a nation to the revolutionary spirit which was born here that day.

From Chapter 4 of No More Patriots
Copyright © 2015 by Howard T. Uhal
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rebellion To Tyrants

Give me liberty or give me death!

St. John’s Episcopal Church is the oldest church in Richmond, Virginia. In its graveyard are buried many persons who contributed to the history of Richmond and the United States, such as George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence and teacher of law to Thomas Jefferson, Chief Justice John Marshall, and Henry Clay; Elizabeth Arnold Poe, mother of Edgar Allan Poe; and Dr. James McClurg, a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. But its lasting fame comes from the fact that this peaceful site witnessed one of the fieriest speeches of the American Revolution.

As tensions between England and its North American colonies grew in the 1770s, colonial leaders met to discuss possible courses of action. In March 1775, the Second Virginia Convention was held in St. John’s Church, the largest available public building in Richmond. Attendees at the convention included George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, and other prominent Virginians, including Patrick Henry. Debate centered on whether a militia should be raised to resist encroachments on civil rights by the British Government of King George III. It is believed that the tide of the debate turned after Henry uttered these famous words:

There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Any liberty loving person reading these words immediately understands the concept that rebellion to tyrants, even armed rebellion, is obedience to God. Among all of Patrick Henry’s contributions to the American Revolution, this realization is his greatest gift and lasting legacy.

From Chapter 3 of No More Patriots
Copyright © 2015 by Howard T. Uhal
All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Alibaba's Assault On America Continues

Here is a report about Alibaba's plans to build "research centers" throughout the world:

The centers are to promote the development of new technologies in the fields of artificial intelligence, quantum computers and financial technology. This would drive the growth of Alibaba and its partners, said technology chef Jeff Zhang.

https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/10/11/alibaba-baut-weltweit-forschungszentren-auf/ [translation required]

And it definitely will drive the US economy into the gutter, as we are NOT one of Alibaba's partners.

This will be war with a new type of combat, and the public be damned.

Ain't globalization grand?

JFK - The Unreported Other Bullet

The plot to murder JFK thickens, again ...

Today, a majority of Americans assume the government lied about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New evidence seems to prove they are right.

This is the story of a bullet - a spent, misshapen, but otherwise intact, bullet - that James Young, a Navy doctor, said was found late at night, on the floor, in the back of Kennedy’s limousine. He inspected it himself.

The bullet was found by two chief petty officers who, during the autopsy, were sent to retrieve any skull fragments they could find in the limousine. They came back with three pieces of bone, and the bullet. The skull fragments were reported - but not the bullet.

Years later, when reviewing a memoir he wrote in 1963, Young thought about that bullet, and tried to find some mention of it in the Warren Commission Hearings. To his dismay, he found nothing. In 2000, he wrote to President Gerald Ford to ask him about it. After all, Ford had been on the Warren Commission. But Ford said he knew nothing about it either. In 2001, two Navy historians interviewed Young who gave them a highly detailed account of the events of November 22, 1963, some of which he witnessed personally. And he mentioned the bullet.

You can read the rest @
https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/10/06/navy-doctor-bullet-found-jfks-limousine-never-reported/

And yes, this is STILL of great importance. Frankly, everything "our" government has done since November 1963 has been illegitimate. And it will continue to be until We The People do something about it.

But alas, I have little hope that we will. We're confused and fighting among ourselves, and we don't seem to know how to get out of THAT mess, either.

By the way, Lee Harvey Oswald did NOT fire any of the bullets which killed JFK. You can read about that fact here:

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2015/07/oswald-did-not-shoot-jfk.html

UFO Over Yellowstone ???

You can watch the video here:

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/ufo-sighted-zig-zagging-over-yellowstone-supervolcano_10112017

Is this a UFO? I dunno. From my perspective, it's just as likely to be a demon preparing the way for the other demons which shall spew forth from Hell when the Yellowstone supervolcano finally erupts.

A Courageous Israeli Speaks Out

On October 6 there was a presentation in Lafayette California featuring the Israeli-American Miko Peled. The event was sponsored by Mt Diablo Peace & Justice Center (MDPJC) with co-sponsorship by Jewish Voice for Peace and others.

What Miko Peled says is seldom heard by Americans.

Miko was born in Jerusalem and comes from a famous Israeli family. His grandfather was one of the signers of the Israeli founding documents. His father was a soldier in the war which led to the creation of Israel and later a senior Army general during the 1967 war. Adding to the power of his voice, one of Miko’s nieces was killed in a suicide bombing attack. Miko Peled is author of the acclaimed book The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.

In contrast with what one might expect, Miko Peled is a voice of sharp criticism of Israel and Israeli policies. He does not mince his words. Israel is a “settler colonial state” and Israel does NOT have a “right to exist” as an apartheid state with preferential treatment based on ethnicity.

You can read the rest @
https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/10/a-courageous-israeli-speaks-out/

As Gilad Atzmon has said, "Jewish Power is the capacity to silence criticism of Jewish Power". Most Americans support the Israelis no matter what they do.

Is that what G-d wants? I have my doubts, especially because many Israelis regard Christianity as little more than a cult.

Faith

Remember the Alamo!

In the center of San Antonio stands the Cradle of Texas Liberty Рthe Alamo. At this site in 1836 a small group of around 200 irregulars composed of Texians and volunteers from other US states and foreign nations held off a larger battle-hardened force of at least 1,800 men commanded by Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.

The thirteen day siege of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas War of Independence. Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas. Santa Anna’s attempt to retake the territory ran up against the small force at the Alamo commanded by LTC William Barret Travis. The Alamo garrison and volunteers, which included frontier legends David Crockett and Jim Bowie, eventually were surrounded by Santa Anna’s army.

Their chances for victory against Santa Anna depended on quickly receiving outside help, but fewer than 100 reinforcements ever arrived. Travis was able to send eight letters asking for assistance, and the best known of these missives reads as follows:

To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World-
Fellow Citizens & compatriots-
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna - I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man - The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken - I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls - I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch - The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country - Victory or Death.

The final Mexican assault on the Alamo took place on March 6, 1836. The defenders were overwhelmed, and all were killed during the battle or put to death soon after. When word of the defeat reached the small army commanded by Sam Houston, the sacrifice which had been made by Travis, Crockett, Bowie, and the others at the Alamo became the event which motivated them to defeat Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto six weeks later and once again drive the Mexicans out of Texas.

The defense of the Alamo, like the Battle of Thermopylae, is one of history’s most memorable examples of heroic asymmetric warfare. As the words of Travis’ famous letter bear witness, the defenders knew they were doomed. But they also knew they had to stand and fight to the death so that Texas could live. To make such a sacrifice requires an unshakeable faith that others will continue the fight that you have started. Without such faith, the Battle of the Alamo might never have taken place and the Texas War of Independence might have been lost.

From Chapter 2 of No More Patriots
Copyright © 2015 by Howard T. Uhal
All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The US Brain Migration

This map shows where "smart" people are leaving and where they are moving:


Should Robots Be Persons ???

Here is a report on the issue of whether robots should be granted "person" status:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-10/skype-s-homeland-grapples-with-dilemma-of-robot-as-legal-person

Throughout history, every "person" has had to FIGHT to achieve and maintain that status. So why not require robots to do the same?

One potential answer - if they turn out to be as superior as some claim, they may not just win that fight ... they may go on to exterminate us in the process.

Isn't that what the US has done to its enemies (e.g., the American Indians)?

We may no longer learn from history, but you can bet your sweet bippy that the robots will.

Why Did US Lose The Vietnam War ???

Here is an analysis by Robert Freeman:

For all of the self-satisfied voyeurism surrounding the Vietnam War, it’s hard to find a concrete idea about why the U.S. lost. For more than a decade, the U.S. had declared that it would not let Vietnam fall to the communists. Yet, Vietnam fell to the communists. Why?

The absence of a clear explanation is not an accident. None of the institutions that led the U.S. into the War or prosecuted the War want to be tarred with having lost the War. They would rather its loss be left ambiguous, murky.  Or worse, blamed on others.

But in fact, there are very specific, concrete reasons why the U.S. lost the War. If we are to ever reach a true peace about the War - and certainly, if we are to ever stop repeating its mistakes and continuing to lose newer wars - it is essential that we understand why the U.S. lost.

You can read the rest @
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/10/09/why-us-lost-vietnam-war

Is he right? I dunno.

But I do know that both then and now we are trying to force people all over the world to become like us, and many of them don't want to be like us.

Maybe we should just leave them alone, and I mean REALLY leave them alone, to determine their own futures.

Truth

Hence, let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.
Gutzon Borglum

Carved into the Black Hills of South Dakota is one of America’s most recognizable monuments. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial, known as the Shrine of Democracy, features the iconic faces of four former presidents of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

The Shrine of Democracy is the crowning achievement of its celebrated sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. Borglum began working on the monument in 1927, devoting the next 14 years, the remainder of his life, to its completion. Over 400 workers assisted on the project, which was completed by his son Lincoln following Borglum’s death.

Although conceived as a tourist attraction by its original promoters, Mount Rushmore has become much more than a commercial gimmick. In Borglum’s words:

The purpose of the memorial is to communicate the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States with colossal statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

The speech given by President Calvin Coolidge at the cornerstone dedication ceremony typifies America’s official liturgy of worship at this glorious open air shrine:

We have come here to dedicate a cornerstone that was laid by the hand of the Almighty. On this towering wall of Rushmore, in the heart of the Black Hills, is to be inscribed a memorial which will represent some of the outstanding features of four of our Presidents, laid on by the hand of a great artist in sculpture. This memorial will crown the height of land between the Rocky Mountains and the Atlantic seaboard, where coming generations may view it for all time.

It is but natural that such a design should begin with George Washington, for with him begins that which is truly characteristic of America. He represents our independence, our Constitution, our liberty. He formed the highest aspirations that were entertained by any people into the permanent institutions of our Government. He stands as the foremost disciple of ordered liberty, a statesman with an inspired vision who is not outranked by any mortal greatness.

Next to him will come Thomas Jefferson, whose wisdom insured that the Government which Washington had formed should be entrusted to the administration of the people. He emphasized the element of self-government which had been enshrined in American institutions in such a way as to demonstrate that it was practical and would be permanent. In him, likewise, embodied the spirit of expansion. Recognizing the destiny of this Country, he added to its territory. By removing the possibility of any powerful opposition from a neighboring state, he gave new guaranties to the rule of the people.

After our country had been established, enlarged from sea to sea, and was dedicated to popular government, the next great task was to demonstrate the permanency of our Union and to extend the principle of freedom to all inhabitants of our land. The master of this supreme accomplishment was Abraham Lincoln. Above all other national figures, he holds the love of his fellow countrymen. The work which Washington and Jefferson began, he extended to its logical conclusion.

That the principles for which these three men stood might be still more firmly established destiny raised up Theodore Roosevelt. To political freedom he strove to add economic freedom. By building the Panama Canal he brought into closer relationship the east and the west and realized the vision that inspired Columbus in his search for a new passage to the Orient.

To me the Shrine of Democracy created by Borglum at Mount Rushmore has always represented the fundamental truths on which this nation was founded, truths expressed by the inspiring words that Thomas Jefferson wrote into the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Standing in awe before Borglum’s magnificent sculpture, one can easily believe that, as President Coolidge said, the Almighty Himself had laid the cornerstone and placed America’s self-evident truths in the vault next to those four iconic presidential busts, declaring for the entire world to hear:

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:32 KJV

From Chapter 1 of No More Patriots
Copyright © 2015 by Howard T. Uhal
All Rights Reserved

Monday, October 9, 2017

Antibiotic Apocalypse ???

According to this report antibiotic resistance is spreading rapidly, even for the drug of last resort:

British and US researchers are proving alarm: A new trend shows that the resistance to the antibiotic drug colistin has spread rapidly in the past 18 months: In a region of China researchers have found that already 25 percent of the hospital patients bacteria with the gene mcr-1. This gene neutralizes the effect of colistin. Colistin is the last hope and is prescribed for diseases if a patient has already shown resistance to other antibiotics.

The Guardian quotes Sally Davies, the UK's top health care spokesman, "The world is an antiobiotics apocalypse." If action is not taken quickly and new antibiotics are developed, operations or infections could be fatal.

You can read the rest @
https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/10/09/mediziner-warnen-vor-antibiotika-apokalypse/ [translation required]

And in the US, the epidemic of hepatitis A is spreading in California:

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/10/08/california-hepatitis-a-outbreak-on-verge-of-statewide-epidemic/

Granted, homeless camps and prisons are notoriously unsanitary places, but perhaps if the US did not have so many homeless people and prisoners this would not be such a problem.

The US seems to be rapidly turning into a "fragile state". Are we also on the road to being a FAILED STATE? Only time will tell, but you can read about the indicators here and decide for yourself:

http://fundforpeace.org/fsi/indicators/

By the way, do you still think our bloated military budget is a good investment? I don't. We've got a country to save, and it's not Afghanistan or Israel.

Quotes For The Day - 10/9/2017

"Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely brilliant with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving."
Ray Bradbury, from Fahrenheit 451

"The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling."
Thomas Sowell

Does This Suggest Foreknowledge Of Las Vegas Shooting ???

According to this report, some big players offloaded their stock in MGM Resorts (owner of Mandalay Bay) last month, and George Soros bought $42 million worth of puts on the company:

https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/10/what-was-going-on-with-mgm-resorts-in-september/

By the way, there also were reports of shots fired at the Bellagio on the night of the Mandalay Bay massacre, and the Bellagio also is an MGM Resorts property.

Unlike what happened after 9/11, when the SEC ignored parties which shorted airline stocks that day, I think this time we should look VERY hard at this MGM Resorts stock market activity. Perhaps there's nothing improper there, but to be fair we should leave no stone unturned.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

What's Wrong With This Picture ???

Stephen Paddock, the alleged Las Vegas shooter, appears in some photos to have had a "13" tattooed on his neck. You can see it in the photo on the left below.

However, the person we are told was shot in his hotel room does NOT have such a tattoo. The photo to the right below confirms this fact:



Just what is going on here? Is one of these photos a fake?

And why hasn't one of the "geniuses" in the MSM pointed this out before now?

Who Needs Antifa Anyway ???

According to this report, the group Antifa intends to "deface Columbus Day":

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-08/antifa-groups-plan-nationwide-deface-columbus-day-acts-monday

Just in case some of you forgot what America is all about, here is a reminder:

To our sons and daughters in the US military,

You have chosen to travel down a long, dangerous road. Death will be your constant companion on this journey, but you must not allow death to become your guide or your friend. Make these timeless principles your guideposts, lest you stray from the straight and narrow path and lose your way: 

  • the truth which America's founders told in their Declaration of Independence
  • the faith professed in the letter written by LTC William Travis while under siege at the Alamo
  • the rebellion to tyrants of Patrick Henry's speech at Saint John's Church
  • the spirit of revolution which filled the Minutemen on Lexington Green and at the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts
  • the compassion of the bloody footprints in the snow at Valley Forge, Bastogne, and the Chosin Reservoir
  • the righteousness in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • the salvation in the poem by Francis Scott Key which became the words of our national anthem
  • the unity with God implied by the doctrine of Manifest Destiny
  • the loyalty in all of our pledges and oaths
  • the knowledge that America is a city on a hill, as expressed in the words that John Winthrop borrowed from the Sermon on the Mount
  • the gospel of peace and world-wide welcome in the sonnet by Emma Lazarus which will forever be associated with our Statue of Liberty
  • the concern for the fate of the soul with an expectation of heavenly reward which can be found in the opening lines of Thomas Paine's essay "The American Crisis"

Put on the whole armor of God. Learn the difference between murder and war. Shun people who urge you to do bad things "for good purposes.” Live each moment as if it were your last. Seek God and love Him with all your heart, mind, body, and soul ... for only His light can safely guide you on your perilous journey through the Land of the Dead.

- mom and dad

& & & & & & & &

These timeless principles were the basis for my book No More Patriots (https://www.amazon.com/No-More-Patriots-Howard-Uhal-ebook/dp/B00X2SU5Q6/)

Over the next twelve days, I will excerpt a portion of each chapter of that book to this blog as a public reminder of what our nation was, what it still can be, and what it MUST be.

What Good Is Wireless If You Cannot Charge Your Phone Battery ???

Alphabet/Google wants to restore wireless service to Puerto Rico using balloons. You can read about it here:

http://fortune.com/2017/10/07/fcc-puerto-rico-project-loon/

Not mentioned in the report is the fact that most of the island is still without electricity. If they cannot charge their cell phone batteries, what good will the balloons be?

The real "benefit" here is to Alphabet, which will control the island's wireless service when the crisis is over.

Beware of Trojans (or Googlers) bearing gifts.

Quote For The Day - 10/8/2017

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Land And Home Prices By State


Banks Are The REAL Culprits

The "cashless society" thugs allege that eliminating cash will help curtail crime and money laundering.

But it is banks themselves who are the chief culprits in such criminal activity. You can read about it here:

http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/money-laundering-banks-now-global-epidemic/

So why do We The People have to be penalized ... instead of them?

MSM Lying About Las Vegas Shooter ???

Here's an interesting tidbit from SHTFplan.com:

Over the last few days the alternative media has spent countless hours conducting their own investigations into what actually happened during the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and over 500 injured. From reports of multiple shooters to officials seemingly covering up the ISIS connection, many different theories have been put forth that counter the mainstream narrative.

Now, new information released by investigative reporter Laura Loomer proves that authorities have directly lied to the American people about the case at least once by claiming that supposed shooter Stephen Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay Hotel on September 28th when valet records (with photos) prove he actually arrived three days earlier.

According to Loomer, she obtained the image from a source which shows that Paddock’s car first arrived September 25th. The photo even has a handwritten note that was reportedly written by an FBI agent – proving that the FBI specifically lied to the country.

You can read the rest @
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/confirmed-authorities-lied-about-las-vegas-shooters-hotel-check-in-date-what-else-are-they-hiding_10062017

Lied indeed. What are they hiding, and why?

How does a person stay in a suite for that long, cart in an arsenal of weapons, and NOT be noticed by housekeeping or on the security cameras (which in most casino hotels can be found even in the elevators)?

By the way, here is MORE evidence that the shooter wasn't alone during his hotel stay:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-06/vegas-shooter-investigators-puzzled-believe-he-was-not-alone-two-reasons

Are police and FBI really this inept, or is it the MSM who are the complete amateurs?

Sheesh !!!

Google Accused Of Racketerring

In an explosive new allegation, a renowned architect has accused Google of racketeering, saying in a lawsuit the company has a pattern of stealing trade secrets from people it first invites to collaborate.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/06/google-accused-of-racketeering-in-lawsuit-claiming-pattern-of-trade-secrets-theftt/

If "our" Justice (sic) Department wasn't so inept, they would have brought charges under the RICO Act long ago.

And they should have charged Facebook and Microsoft with racketeering, too.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thought For The Day - 10/6/2017

"To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace."
Tacitus

He was describing Rome, but how is the US any different?

Snowden Doesn't Like Bitcoin

Here is a crappy translation of an interesting report in the German Business News:

The former CIA employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden has described Bitcoin as "not safe". He also praised the competing cryptowogy Zcash (abbreviation ZEC) because, in contrast to Bitcoin, this could ensure the privacy of the users.

Snowden made these comments in response to a Twitter user who wrote, "Zcash is the only Altcoin I know, designed and programmed by professional and academic cryptographers. Difficult to ignore."

Snowden then said, "Approval. Because of its data protection technology, Zcash is the most interesting Bitcoin alternative. Bitcoin is great, but if it's not secret, it's not safe."

In fact, Bitcoin is not really anonymous. Because all transactions are recorded with the recipient address and all the addresses of the sender in the blockchain for all eternity.

It is possible to anonymously set up a wallet and receive transactions without specifying its name. But if you buy Bitcoin over one of the exchanges and with Fiat money paid, at least the stock market is the name known and this can be forced by the authorities to give the name out.

You can read the rest @
https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/10/06/edward-snowden-warnt-vor-bitcoin/ [translation required]

OK, Ed - I get your point. But since the "cashless society" thugs really WANT to be able to track all transactions, they're not likely to promote a cryptocurrency which guarantees our privacy. In fact, they're likely to call for such a thing to be outlawed.

Guess Who Is Behind The Attacks In Cuba

The government of Cuba says they are not behind the apparent sonic attacks on our diplomats in Cuba:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/cuba-has-never-perpetrated-nor-will-it-ever-perpetrate-attacks-of-any-sort-against-diplomatic-officials-or-their-relatives-without-any-exception/5612282

OK then - let's apply the following principle:

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

From my perspective this suggests the most likely culprit is the CIA, which has been sabotaging the government of Cuba ever since Fidel Castro won his revolution.

But what's in it for them, you may ask?

Simple - Obama ad-Dajjal tried to normalize relations with Cuba, but the US national security state doesn't want such a thing to happen. By instigating "false flag" attacks against US diplomats, the CIA has re-driven a wedge between our two nations.

These guys have long memories and an unquenchable thirst for revenge.

Migration Of The Tax Donkeys

Take heed - this essay deals with an important phenomenon:

A great migration of the tax donkeys is underway, still very much under the radar of the mainstream media and conventional economists. If you are confident no such migration of those who pay the bulk of the taxes could ever occur, please consider the long-term ramifications of these two articles:

Stanford Says Soaring Public Pension Costs Devastating Budgets For Education And Social Services (see link below for access)

Which American Cities Will File Bankruptcy Next? (see link below for access)

Allow me to summarize for those who aren’t too squeamish: a lot of cities and counties are going to go broke, slashing services and jacking up taxes, all to no avail. The promises made by corrupt politicos cannot possibly be kept, despite constant assurances to the contrary, and those expecting services and taxes to remain untouched will be shocked by the massive cuts in services and the equally massive tax increases that will be imposed in a misguided effort to “save” politically powerful constituencies and fiefdoms.

These dynamics will power a Great Migration of the Tax Donkeys from failing cities, counties and states to more frugal, well-managed and small business-friendly locales. I’ve sketched out the migration in this graphic: the move by those who can from incompetently managed and/or corrupt cities/counties/states to more innovative, open, frugal and better managed locales.

You can read the rest @
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/10/migration-tax-donkeys.html

I agree with his premise, but I truly am offended by his tone.

This situation was not created by "corrupt politicos", other than the members of Congress who off-shored our jobs and revised the laws concerning retirement plans to allow their junk bond pushing friends to loot many of the nation's retirement funds.

And it would be counterproductive to pit We The People against the retirees who were promised these funds. Most state and local government retirees worked for wages far below what the private sector paid for similar jobs, in return for reasonable benefits and the promise of a retirement package. It's not OUR fault that the elites destroyed our economy and pushed interest rates down to zero so that they might thrive while we got squeezed.

NO ONE is going to benefit from this situation, other than the unscrupulous and those who don't give a damn about their neighbors. We're either in this together, or we're going to go flying apart.

The White Man's New Burden

Here is an important question from Yves Engler:

If you take a nation’s mineral resources do you have a moral responsibility to also accept its people?

You can read the rest @
https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/10/canada-to-guinea-refugees-we-want-your-bauxite-but-we-dont-want-you/

The same question applies to the United States.

NAFTA destroyed the traditional economy of Mexico, and neoliberal policies invented here and enforced by US-backed central banks and military forces have done much the same to the rest of the "free world". Don't we then have a moral responsibility to take in anyone affected by this?

I would say "yes", but with the following caveat:

We The People did not create this situation - the ELITES did. Let THEM pay the cost of taking such people in, since they were the primary (if not the only) beneficiaries of such treaties and policies in the first place.

Sedition - Spain Vs. US

Persons who have been trying to separate Catalonia from Spain face a sedition probe. You can read about it here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/catalan-separatists-free-pending-sedition-probe-111321216.html

Yet in the US California and Texas both have similar movements, but neither has faced a formal probe (at least none I've heard of).

And the Antifa movement and the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA apparently plan to actually overthrow the current US administration. You can read about them here:

http://revcom.us/a/503/this-nightmare-must-end-the-trump-pence-regime-must-go-en.html

You may think the CA, TX, and Antifa movements are just a tempest in a teapot. But history has shown that a small committed movement can indeed overthrow an existing government (e.g., the Bolsheviks and the Nazis). It can happen here, and it may ... especially because the Leftists and their MSM would just LOVE to use Trump's perceived weakness as an excuse to drive him out of office.