RANT: “We” need to rethink out antiterrorism strategies

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FROM THE WSJ

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The Jihadis Next Door

One of the three knife-wielding assailants who killed seven people in a terror attack in London was known to security services, authorities said Monday. Neighbors said Khuram Shazad Butt’s extremism was broadcast to the nation early last year in a television documentary called “The Jihadis Next Door,” but police said they had no intelligence suggesting the 27-year-old Pakistan-born British citizen was plotting violence. Police identified the second attacker as Rachid Redouane, 30, who they said had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, and the third as as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian of Moroccan descent. Meanwhile, with national elections set for Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s political opponents have gone after her on security issues. We look at British counterterrorism authorities’ soul-searching following the third terror attack since March, as well as the challenge online terrorist propaganda continues to represent for companies such as Google and Facebook, where videos and other content are still widely displayed.

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Seems obvious that Humanity needs to rethink our strategies and memes.

(1) Clearly, “religion” is a meme that drives people to act. Sometimes for good (i.e., Mother Teresa) and sometimes for evil (i.e., Islamic terrorism; Child marriage; Child abuse).

(2) Our current responses to terrorism is reactive. “War” is often immoral, ineffective, and inefficient as a response to terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic; not a strategy or an “opponent”.

(3) So the “civilized world” needs some more effective tactics. 

(4) I heard one tactic that struck at the heart of the religious beliefs of Islamic terrorists. And it responded me of the 1857 Sepoy Rebellion in India die to “greased cartridges”. The bodies of terrorists should become the property of the State and nothing further said. The corpses would not be released to the families or groups. It could be buried in a way that is inconsistent with their “religious beliefs”.

(5) The Swiss have a tougher standard to become a citizen. The potential citizen must demonstrate their actions to integrate into Swiss society. The USA needs to adopt that as does the world democracies.

(6) The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. When it turns a blind eye to ANY violation of law by immigrants or non-integrating minority. That means: ZERO no go zones like in Paris; no “religious accommodation” for “special spaces” in public building; and no exception to child education requirements.

(7) Revoke citizenship of those who go to fight for ISIS overseas and don’t readmit them. Strong prosecution of citizens / residents of those who communicate with or provide material support to terrorist organizations. DO something with those on the watch list — restrict their access to the country.

(8) END welfare for non-citizens now. (Really should be ended for everyone!) It appears that our society are funding these terrorists with welfare. No welfare for any immigrant. 

(9) Bring back the sponsorship requirement for immigrants. Used to be required. Then the sponsors are held responsible for those they sponsor.

(10) Prosecute enablers of terrorists.

(11) Cut off Saudi Arabia funding of these terrorist mosques.

That might be a start?

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RANT: “Not the ballot box, but the other box.”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

http://keywestlou.com/characters-and-conversation/

CHARACTERS AND CONVERSATION
by keywestlou

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The 19th Amendment was passed this day [JR: 6/4] around 1918. Gave women the right to vote.

I am a student of history. I find it amazing that men have always tried to keep women down. Treat them as second class citizens.

Women have had to fight every step of the way. They still are fighting men who oppose their right to control their own bodies.

The wives of such political leaders should deny their husbands marital rights for a period each time they do some asinine anti-female thing.

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REMINDS me of what I wrote in my ‘magnum opus’ “CHURCH 10●19●62”:

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“Yes, when we get out of here. We’re going to have to fix that. You know we control something that can get it done. Not the ballot box, but the other box. (A giant sucking sound as pure Miss Marie used that very rude idiom.) We can end war.”

—  character “Marie” being anti-war in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 262 

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Still true.

Why don’t “our” women here in the USA exercise their political might to be pro-peace pro-life pro-liberty?

Could it be that they are “delusional” and not understand the problem?

Argh!

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RANT: Why should the taxpayer pay for “rescues”?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

https://gearjunkie.com/utah-search-and-rescue-card

May 31, 2017, 12:19 pm By: Adam Ruggiero
Utah Unveils ‘Search And Rescue Card’
Buy an annual subscription that covers the costs of non-medical rescue services. It’s like AAA with helicopters.

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The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation announced the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card last week. With it, outdoor enthusiasts are exempt from non-medical costs associated with emergency rescue services, should the need arise.

The purpose of the subscription service is to protect both victims of unexpected worst-case scenarios, and the state and counties in which they occur. Both residents and tourists can purchase the card for single- or five-year coverage to defer fees for helicopter transport and emergency crews.

Meanwhile, proceeds from the USARA card will fund training for search-and-rescue (SAR) volunteers and maintenance costs for emergency vehicles and equipment.

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Never made sense to me that the Taxpayer has to rescue the unprepared and inept “outdoorsmen”!

Sorry, but if you go in harm’s way, then you should be prepared to pay for the consequences.

If you can’t afford that, then you shouldn’t be “out there”.

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RANT: The “opined addiction” suit is about a Gooferment cash grab; not about the victims

Thursday, June 8, 2017

FROM BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL

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Barry Rose of Nebraska said: “Painkillers are a necessary evil, and the doctors who prescribe them are well aware of their addictive nature. The doctor is responsible to warn their patient, to make sure the opioid isn’t abused and to carefully monitor their patient. If the states were really interested in opioid abuse, they would go back to the doctors and pharmacies that dispensed them, but they aren’t. The pharmaceutical companies are a better target, deep pockets for the cash-starved states to plunder. It’s always about the money. When I see the states paying out that money to victims, then I will think differently.”

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The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

Here’s a classic example. Sue the Big Drug Companies rather than legalize ALL drugs.

The first tactic puts more money the Gooferment coffers to spend while the second removes it while it “solves” the problem.

Close the excess prisons, courts, and probation and release the excess people to the free market. Transfer the money spent on “punishment” to “rehab”. 

Which way would you like it to go?

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RANT: Unconfirmed? You want confirmation, Captain?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

http://www.mediaite.com/online/nbc-news-throws-shade-on-president-trumps-terror-tweet-info-is-unconfirmed/

NBC News Throws Shade on President Trump’s Terror Tweet: ‘Info is Unconfirmed’
by Colby Hall | 7:53 pm, June 3rd, 2017

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ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS … … …

“You want confirmation, Captain? There’s your confirmation!”

— Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Argh!

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RANT: Benghazi case is dismissed; HRC gets off again

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/05/26/hillary-clinton-benghazi-email-suits-dismissed-238880

Under the Radar
Josh Gerstein on the Courts, Transparency, & More

Suit against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi deaths and emails is dismissed
By JOSH GERSTEIN 05/26/2017 10:58 PM EDT

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A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton’s lax security surrounding her emails led to the deaths of two of the Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed out the wrongful death claims as well as allegations that Clinton essentially slandered the parents of the deceased by contradicting accounts the parents gave of events related to their children’s deaths.

The suit was filed last August by Patricia Smith, the mother of State Department information officer Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of CIA operative Tyrone Woods.

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In the days following the September 11, 2012 assault in Benghazi, Clinton and other administration officials linked the attack to protests in various places in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam movie trailer released on the internet. However, U.S. intelligence officials ultimately concluded that the assault using mortars and other weapons was not a spontaneous outpouring of anger but an organized attack.

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This is rapidly forgotten and brushed aside. 

“We, The Sheeple” are on to DWTS, “circuses”, and the Kardashians.

And, HRC again gets away scott free.

Argh!

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RANT: HRC still gets love from the media

Saturday, May 27, 2017

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/hillary-clinton-life-after-election.html

Hillary Clinton Is Furious. And Resigned. And Funny. And Worried.
The surreal post-election life of the woman who would have been president.
By Rebecca Traister

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When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the past. Wearing no makeup and giant Coke-bottle glasses, dressed in a gray mock-turtleneck and black zip sweatshirt, Hillary looks less Clinton and more Rodham than I have ever seen her outside of college photographs. It’s the glasses, probably, that work to make her face look rounder, or maybe just the bareness of her skin. She looks not like the woman who’s familiar from television, from newspapers, from America of the past 25 years, but like the 69-year-old version of the young woman who came to the national stage with a wackadoodle Wellesley commencement speech in 1969. With no more races to run and no more voters to woo with fancy hair, Clinton appears now as she might have if she’d aged in nature and not in the crucible of American politics. Still, this is not Hillary of the woods. She is reemerging, giving speeches and interviews. It’s clear that she is making an active choice to remain a public figure.

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Sounds delusional.

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