Saturday, March 21, 2020

‘Weapons Of War’ Found During Raid Near Radical Mosque

Posted by Norman E. Hooben
Preface: This editorial comes out of Germany, however the Muslims brought into the United States by Barack Obama have a similar, if not the same, mission here in America.  Their goal: To Destroy Western Ideology by whatever means necessary. ~ NEH

See 'The Muslims Are Coming' video here: When you finish your homework get ready for battle...

German Authorities Find ‘Weapons Of War’ During Raid Near Radical Mosque

Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent

A large arsenal of “weapons of war” was found near a radical mosque in Germany, adding to fears that terrorists are well equipped to carry out attacks across Europe.

The weapons were found in a refrigerator after a SWAT team operation in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Ismail Tipi, a local politician from the Christian Democratic Union, warned of the possibility of more Islamic State sleeper cells holding similar arsenals.

“According to my information, a weapons cache was excavated with heavy military weapons in this operation,” Tipi said in a press release Friday. “The danger of arming violent fundamentalists in Germany is very large. That makes this secret use more than clear.”

Some of the weapons used to carry out the Jan. 7, 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris came from the vast weaponry left over from the Bosnian War in the 1990s. Other busts of terrorist cells have recovered weapons from Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia — these countries are under pressure from the European Union to tighten regulations for gun sales.

“The fear is large that Salafist sleeper cells, jihadis, and ISIS terrorists in Germany get support from foreign intelligence services that are not friendly to us,” Tipi said. “We can assume that the secret arsenals for a major attack are used not only in Germany but the whole of Europe. It would be very negligent if we do not recognize this danger and don’t uncover these arsenals.”

French authorities found 334 war grade weapons and made 223 arrests during raids in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 terrorist attack in Paris. About 160 suspicious mosques have or will be closed for radical activities in the country


Friday, February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM - if you don't know about this, perhaps you should.

Crazy ants are the new fire ants (and possibly worse)
By Marty Toohey
Hoping to underscore his point about a new pestilence that has arrived in Central Texas, ant researcher Edward LeBrun pointed to a Mason jar in his office.
The jar looked like it was filled with blackberry jam. But it was actually filled, top to bottom, with ants, roughly 181,000 of them. More specifically, tawny crazy ants — a bug causing such a problem that it has supplanted the fire ant atop the list of pests that researchers say Texas needs to get under control. Several Houston-area suburbs can attest to crazy ants’ destructive habits: swarming across the landscape, nesting in virtually every cavity they can find, along the way ravaging electronics, taking up residence in drywall and disrupting local ecosystems.
Crazy ants are now one of the main topics of study at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory, a University of Texas facility on Lake Austin Boulevard where LeBrun works. His point with the jar full of crazy ants: All the researchers had to do was leave nine 50-milliliter tubes on the ground in an area infested with crazy ants, then collect them a day later. The ants swarm in such vast numbers that the researchers didn’t even have to bait the tubes.
“An invasion of these can be so extreme,” LeBrun said, “that it’s hard to call it just a nuisance.”
Houston, we have a problem
Have you ever heard anyone talk wistfully about fire ants?
Some people in Pearland do. That was where crazy ants were first spotted in 2002. Exterminator Mike Foshee found them around the time his air conditioner stopped working. He fired up the Shop-Vac to clear the vents in his living room floor and, by the time he had finished, he had sucked out five gallons of ants. They got inside the television, making the picture go cattywampus, and streamed frantically across the kitchen floor. He poisoned them, only to see them come streaming back. The subdivision remains overwhelmed by crazy ants.
“When you talk to people who live in the invaded areas, they tell you they want their fire ants back,” LeBrun said.
Crazy ants are now found in 23 Texas counties, including Travis, Hays and Williamson, according to Texas A&M’s Center for Urban and Structural Entomology. LeBrun named, off the top of his head, crazy ant populations near Briarcliff (west of Austin), the Met Center (Southeast Austin), Convict Hill (South Austin) and McNeil High School (North Austin).
Before you panic, crazy ant populations expand slowly, perhaps a couple of hundred yards a year. It’s humans who appear to be spreading them across vast distances, LeBrun said – first by bringing them up from South America, then letting colonies sneak into potted plants or plywood or hay bales and hitch a ride.
Rock, paper, ants
Telling the story of the crazy ant requires bringing fire ants into the conversation.
They are natural rivals in parts of Brazil and Argentina, and both probably came to the southeastern United States as stowaways on ships. Invasive fire ants arrived in the 1930s and spread at an alarming rate across the South, in part because their venom is so potent that most biological rivals have no chance.
Crazy ant venom is far less toxic, and their bite at most causes “a minute of pain that quickly fades,” according to A&M’s experts. But crazy ants can wipe out fire ants. Researchers at UT found crazy ants do this by smearing themselves in a secretion that neutralizes fire ant venom, essentially rendering them invulnerable to it. No other Texas ants appear adapted to take on crazy ants, either. They drive out almost all other bugs, including spiders, through sheer weight of numbers, LeBrun said. Even nesting songbirds can be overrun by crazy ants, A&M experts say.
Crazy ants are also remarkably difficult to drive out. When hurt, they emit a pheromone that, like a battlefield radio, calls in nearby reinforcements. This means the ants will swarm into electrical sockets in which their cousins were just fried, or march across yards that pesticides had just turned into a crazy ant killing field. LeBrun said such efforts often just create “a tiny little gap in an ocean of ants.”
Nature does have a way of keeping crazy ants in check in South America, though. Several other species of ants tend to kill crazy ants by outcompeting them for food. UT science writer Marc Airhart compares the situation to a game of rock-paper-scissors: crazy ants beat fire ants, fire ants beat other ants, and other ants beat crazy ants.
The big problem in Texas is that no local species appears to beat crazy ants. Bringing in the South American ants would only create another problem, LeBrun said, because many of the ants in that habitat could turn out to be highly invasive.
If fire ants are rock, and crazy ants are paper, there are no scissors here.
All happy families are alike
Still, the old truism about a greatest strength also being a greatest weakness could apply to crazy ants. Again, a comparison with the rival fire ants is useful.
One type of fire ant spreads over great distances in part because, when a new queen is born, it flies off and either dies or establishes its own colony. But that colony doesn’t generally get along with other colonies. The single-queen fire ants tend to build their mounds and keep to themselves. That behavior limits cooperation between colonies, but it also buffers many fire ant populations against outbreaks of disease.
Crazy ants are difficult for precisely the opposite reason: Their colonies get along. They’re like one big, happy family.
Crazy ant queens don’t fly off to breed or die. Instead, they stay home and breed alongside other queens. LeBrun said having eight queens isn’t unusual, and researchers have even found upward of 100 of them in some colonies. The tendency to stay home slows the spread of crazy ants.
Nature might also provide relief for the rest of the country. Crazy ants are subtropical and, though researchers aren’t sure how far they could spread, the best guess is they won’t get north of Oklahoma or past West Texas, LeBrun said.
But beware: when crazy ants arrive, they are probably at the leading edge of a “super colony” of many, many nests – wave upon wave of reinforcements to send in if one nest is injured. LeBrun said the super colonies he has studied tend to be circular and can be a kilometer or many kilometers in diameter.
A super colony is susceptible to contagion, though. The UT lab is now testing a fungus that appears to spread quickly among crazy ants and, under certain circumstances, devastate them. The lab is still testing whether the fungus could harm other creatures.
The UT lab is also testing a type of tiny phorid fly that could be lethal to crazy ants. The fly would swoop in, plant an egg in the head of a crazy ant, then fly away; a few weeks later, the hatched larva finishes eating the ant’s brain and crawls out of its skull.
A similar phorid fly helps keep fire ants in check by disrupting their ability to forage. But LeBrun said the flies’ success in curbing crazy ants will depend on how effectively the flies disrupt the ants’ foraging pattern.
The work is promising, LeBrun said. But, he added, until it is proven successful, “There is no silver bullet.”


Thursday, February 6, 2020

My rant for today. February 6, 2019

The 1930’s

Some of you will make the connection some of you won’t…

Obviously I read a lot; in fact so much that I have difficulty retrieving that which I should remember and that’s why I take notes.  This commentary is one such note.
In his recent book, THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, Lee Smith writes the following: (From Chapter 2 ~ describing the qualifications of Svetlana Lokhova, a Moscow-born British historian of Soviet intelligence.)

Lokhova escaped post-Cold War Russia by moving to England in 1998.  “There were breadlines and the violence was so bad that the boys in my school brought guns to class,” she says of mid-1990’s Moscow.

When I arrived here, she says, “I did everything possible to integrate myself into British society and distanced myself from that, I celebrated when I became a British citizen.”

In 2012, after a career in London’s financial sector in the mid-2000’s she returned to academia, where she’d already started to make a name for herself.  Her book, The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Won the Race for America’s Top Secrets, is based on documents from the Soviet archives dating back to the 1930’s.

So a little bell went off in my head when I read that…what do I know about the 1930’s, heck, I wasn’t even born yet!  But then I remembered something in Dr. D.L. Cuddy’s Chronological History of the New World Order.  A lot was going on back in the 30’s; it appears they were laying the groundwork for their future conquest of the West. Here, take a look:
            1931 -- Students at the Lenin School of Political Warfare in Moscow are taught:

"One day we shall start to spread the most theatrical peace movement the world has ever seen. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent ... will fall into the trap offered by the possibility of making new friends. Our day will come in 30 years or so... The bourgeoisie must be lulled into a false sense of security."

1931 -- In a speech to the Institute for the Study of International Affairs at Copenhagen) historian Arnold Toyee said:

"We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands...."

1932 -- New books are published urging World Order:

Toward Soviet America by William Z. Foster. Head of the Communist Party USA, Foster indicates that a National Department of Education would be one of the means used to develop a new socialist society in the U.S.  (Note from Norm: It has no bearing on the content of this summary, but Foster was from my hometown of Taunton, Massachusetts)

The New World Order by F.S. Marvin, describing the League of Nations as the first attempt at a New World Order. Marvin says, "nationality must rank below the claims of mankind as a whole."

Dare the School Build a New Social Order? is published. Educator author George Counts asserts that:

"... the teachers should deliberately reach for power and then make the most of their conquest" in order to "influence the social attitudes, ideals and behavior of the coming generation... The growth of science and technology has carried us into a new age where ignorance must be replaced by knowledge, competition by cooperation, trust in Providence by careful planning and private capitalism by some form of social economy."

1933 -- The first Humanist Manifesto is published. Co-author John Dewey, the noted philosopher and educator, calls for a synthesizing of all religions and "a socialized and cooperative economic order." Co-signer C.F. Potter said in 1930:

"Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour once a week, teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?"

1933 -- The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells is published. Wells predicts a second world war around 1940, originating from a German-Polish dispute. After 1945 there would be an increasing lack of public safety in "criminally infected" areas. The plan for the "Modern World-State" would succeed on its third attempt (about 1980), and come out of something that occurred in Basra, Iraq. The book also states,

"Although world government had been plainly coming for some years, although it had been endlessly feared and murmured against, it found no opposition prepared anywhere."

1934 -- The Externalization of the Hierarchy by Alice A. Bailey is published. Bailey is an occultist, whose works are channeled from a spirit guide, the Tibetan Master [demon spirit] Djwahl Kuhl. Bailey uses the phrase "points of light" in connection with a "New Group of World Servers" and claims that 1934 marks the beginning of "the organizing of the men and women... group work of a new order... [with] progress defined by service... the world of the Brotherhood... the Forces of Light... [and] out of the spoliation of all existing culture and civilization, the new world order must be built."

The book is published by the Lucis Trust, incorporated originally in New York as the Lucifer Publishing Company. Lucis Trust is a United Nations NGO and has been a major player at the recent U.N. summits. Later Assistant Secretary General of the U.N. Robert Mueller would credit the creation of his World Core Curriculum for education to the underlying teachings of Djwahl Kuhl via Alice Bailey's writings on the subject.

1932 -- Plan for Peace by American Birth Control League founder Margaret Sanger (1921) is published. She calls for coercive sterilization, mandatory segregation, and rehabilitative concentration camps for all "dysgenic stocks" including Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians and Catholics.

October 28, 1939 -- In an address by John Foster Dulles, later U.S. Secretary of State, he proposes that America lead the transition to a new order of less independent, semi-sovereign states bound together by a league or federal union.

1939 -- New World Order by H. G. Wells proposes a collectivist one-world state"' or "new world order" comprised of "socialist democracies." He advocates "universal conscription for service" and declares that "nationalist individualism... is the world's disease." He continues: “The manifest necessity for some collective world control to eliminate warfare and the less generally admitted necessity for a collective control of the economic and biological life of mankind are aspects of one and the same process." He proposes that this be accomplished through "universal law" and propaganda (or education)."

So the conspirators take the long-term approach in dismantling our Constitution and some of you are still calling it a conspiracy theory when in fact it is a conspiracy period!
And by the way, the conspirators are amongst us as we speak, they just tried to take down the President of the United States.  That’s my rant for today thank you, Norm.