Friday, September 30, 2011

The Crossbow Incident...lessons of war part one

Boy Throwing Rocks Hit By Crossbow   AOL News

Associated Press
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego police say a 16-year-old boy throwing rocks at a sport utility vehicle was struck by a crossbow arrow fired by a passenger.
Police say the shirtless boy and a friend were throwing rocks at a black Toyota RAV4 in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon when a passenger fired a crossbow out the window.
The boy was shot in the right side and was taken to a hospital. The San Diego Union-Tribune says his injuries are not life-threatening.  His name wasn't released. Nobody has been arrested.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

News Blips: Planned Drone Attack On The Pentagon, The 'How-To' Way To Do It, and last but not least, Obama has a catch-and-release program for admitted terrorists.

US citizen plotted aerial 'drone' strikes on Pentagon and Capitol
The FBI arrested Rezwan Ferdaus for a plot involving an attack on the Pentagon and the US Capitol using explosives mounted on remotely piloted model aircraft, bombing bridges in Washington, DC, and killing politicians; and for attempting to kill US soldiers overseas. Ferdaus, a US citizen living in Ashland, Mass., was under the impression that he was working with al Qaeda operatives.   Read more here.  

Question:  How would this terrorist use remotely piloted model aircraft to attack Americans?

Answer: With his iPhone of course...what else!

Question: When a terrorist is caught sneaking into this country will the Obama Administration prosecute him or deport him?

Answer: If the terrorist admits that he belongs to a terrorist organization the Obama Administration has a catch-and-release program.  After all, it is pretty safe to assume that the terrorist will not skip bail and besides its the most effective way to inflict damage on the infidels!  Think I'm kidding on my friend, read on!

Report: Suspected Terrorist Sneaks in From Mexico, Captured, and Released on Bail by Buck Saxton at The Blaze

Two men of Bangladeshi origin were caught by Customs and Border Protection illegally crossing the US-Mexico border last June and admitted they were members of a terrorist organization that allied with Bin Laden against America.
Now, it appears at least one of those men is free after posting bail and claiming asylum. And the Department of Homeland security has no idea where he is. 
“The two men, Muhammad Nazmul Hasan and Mirza Muhammad Saifuddin, were intercepted near Naco, Arizona, not long after they had crossed the border on June 25, 2010. During their interrogation, one of the men admitted that they were members of Harakat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B), which was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in February 2008.”
This is the rest here.

Ya know we can stop a lot of this nonesense if we get the terrorist out of the White House...and the sooner the better!

Slo-Mo flight ...if we could all be so gracefull

Originally posted here: PCO Life Science

...ballistic flight

A Great Tit approaches a birdhouse, lands, leaves again and returns. During this return the flight looks a bit like a ballistic "flying" with wings folded. The sequence was recorded at 1500 frames/s at Full HD with a pco.dimax highspeed camera. It is displayed in 25 frames/s while the scenes in the birdhouse run 4 times faster. In total 4 s have been recorded. Since it was recorded from inside some reflections in the window are unfortunately visible.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Obama's Teleprompter Revealed


Ted Leonsis Shakes A 'Stick' At Obama

Note:Ted Leonsis is an Internet pioneer, sports team owner (National Hockey League's Washington Capitals, the NBA'a Washington Wizards), venture capital investor, filmmaker, author and philanthropist. 

Class Warfare - Yuck! (Hear Mark Levin's commentary below)

Let me get this on the record.
My dad was a waiter. My mom was a secretary. Neither attended college. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Lowell, Massachusetts. I attended public schools. My parents - in their best year - earned $31,000 combined. My dad worked for tips - often received in change - as he worked a counter for breakfast and lunch at a diner. My dad, too, once lost his job. I remember the angst in our household.
I attended Georgetown University which at the time wasn’t a need blind school via college loans. I paid them all back five years after I graduated.
I have great empathy for middle class or lower middle class America. My horizons as a young adult were not expansive. I was programmed to be a produce department manager at a grocery store in my neighborhood. That was my dad’s aspiration for me. I would have been proud to work hard to become a leader in a grocery store and I bet I would have been good at it, too. By luck and hard work, my career took a different path.
I say this as I read all of the rhetoric about Class Warfare, the rift that is being created between economic middle and lower class and as the President said “those millionaires and billionaires.”
The real rift in philosophy though is do you want the Government to create jobs and stimulate the economy or do you want America’s small business to be the engine of growth?
Economic Success has somehow become the new boogie man; some in the Democratic party are now casting about for enemies and business leaders and anyone who has achieved success in terms of rank or fiscal success is being cast as a bad guy in a black hat. This is counter to the American Dream and is really turning off so many people that love American and basically carry our country on their back by paying taxes and by employing people and creating GDP.
This is a bad move all designed by some pollster who said this is the way to get votes during the re-election. It should be stopped. We should be healing and creating teams NOT dividing and pitting people against one another.
I know the President isn’t speaking to me specifically when he talks but many times I hear stuff and I cringe personally. As a friend told me the other day who lives in China, “Every time your President talks of late, it costs us billions in market cap and in confidence in your country and your economy.” Why do we devalue success in the US when the rest of the world is trying to emulate what we have created as an economic system?
So for fun: I take the Acela train to Philly and NYC all of the time. Alone - no traveling companions to prep me. I have never seen our President on the train, have you? I own 50 hours on NetJets for the rare occasion I do travel by private plane. Does Air Force One charter out? Stop making private planes an issue. This is a tiny issue for us to deal with for our country.
I do have a nice home with a house keeper. I have only one home. I bet there is more staff at the White House though? And Camp David. What kind of real estate tax is the White House paying? Nice jewelry here. Click away. Stop it. Upgrade the discourse.
With my investments and board seats and companies that I own, I am at a leadership position in concerns that employ more than 200,000 people. We do our best to be good corporate citizens. I know in the companies that I own personally or am the largest shareholder that we support now more than 500 charities. We care. Pick some business leaders that you work with and make them heroes. Don’t demonize them. Showcase them as great Americans that care and hire and employ people. Employment is the biggest issue you will face when re-election comes. If people aren’t working, they will blame you and your administration. And since you have never worked before in a real job for a real company, you need help from people who have been there. Don’t push them away!
I pay taxes. I am willing to pay even more taxes but I would want accountability that the money was being spent wisely on infrastructure investments; education and retraining; and anything that makes us more competitive and gets people working again. That seems fair doesn’t it?
I voted for our President. I have maxed out on personal donations to his re-election campaign. I forgot his campaign wants to raise $1 billion. THAT is a lot of money–money–money–money! Money still talks. It blows my mind when I am asked for money as a donation at the same time I am getting blasted as being a bad guy!
Someone needs to talk our President down off of this rhetoric about good vs. evil; about two classes and math.
Our country was founded on the premise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. Is anyone happy right now with all of this?
Hit a reset button ASAP.
Rethink how to talk to businesses and sell business leaders on your plan to make America great!
Many of us want to be a part of the solution. We aren’t the problem.
Original can be found at Ted's website Ted's Take

Mark Levin's Commentary

Monday, September 26, 2011

"America's Sheriff" ...rounding up the bad guys - Sheriif Joe Arpaio Calls Out the Posse

The above collage has no connection with the author of the following commentary. ~ NEH

Sheriff Joe Arpaio task force investigating Obama
by Jim Kouri, Public Safety Examiner

Within weeks of being inaugurated as President of the United States and appointing a new U.S. Attorney General, Barack Obama's minions have been investigating Maricopa County, Arizona's tough-on-crime Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But now Arpaio -- known to many in the U.S. as "America's Sheriff" -- is returning the gesture and officially investigating the foggy "facts" of Obama's birth records.
The Obama Administration continues its two-year investigation of Arpaio's law enforcement agency alleging that the sheriff and his deputies are violating the civil rights of illegal aliens. Attorney General Eric Holder has used the Justice Department "to harass a sheriff who dares to enforce laws Holder and Obama should be enforcing," said former police officer Donald Hogue.
The Maricopa Sheriff's Department is one of the few law enforcement agencies in the country to participate in the Homeland Security Department's immigration enforcement program that trains local cops to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in capturing illegal aliens, especially criminal aliens.
Arpaio garnered national attention for his no-nonsense approach to illegal immigration and the incarceration of criminal aliens in the county jail system.
Sheriff Arpaio has created a special task force of five investigators he dubbed 'The Cold Case Posse" whose primary assignment is to probe the authenticity of the recently released Obama birth certificate.
Arpaio claims the Obama investigation is not about politics but a response to complaints his office has received from concerned Maricopa County residents.
Rachel Alexander, former attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and a friend to the Law Enforcement Examiner, has often praised Arpaio's crimefighting philosophy and "outside the box" strategies to make Maricopa the safest county in Arizona.
Alexander and Arpaio, have been under attack by Democrats and leftist organizations who regularly make questionable complaints regarding the two admitted conservatives. Alexander is the publisher of the Internet political commentary magazine *The Intellectual Conservative. (*Full Disclosure: Jim Kouri is a regular contributor to Ms. Alexander's publication.)
Sheriff Arpaio describes his "Cold Case Posse" as a posse within a posse, consisting of volunteers with professional experience in law enforcement and criminal investigations. Some of its members are attorneys with experience in criminal or civil cases. The membership of Arpaio's unique posse includes men and women with specialized training and experience in forensic accounting, crime scene examination, etc.
After receiving complaints from constituents, Arpaio chose five investigators to probe allegations that the Obama birth certificate released by the state of Hawaii is a forgery. The complainants in the case are members of the Surprise Tea Party from the township of Surprise, located within Arpaio's jurisdiction.
Members of the Arpaio Cold Case Posse who are assigned to the Obama probe are not paid with county money, but the department is raising funds through contributions from the public received by the Cold Case Posse 501(c)3 organization.
The Obama records that were never released include; Passport records, Obama kindergarten records, Punahou School records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago scholarly articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records/schedules(said to be lost), medical records, Obama/Dunham marriage license, Obama/Dunham divorce documents, Soetoro/Dunham marriage license, adoption records and of course the long-form Certificate of Live Birth.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Signs: Are they effective?...What do they mean?...Have you seen one of these in Kennebunkport, Maine?...How 'bout Chicago?


Picture of the day...
Bike Shop May I Presume...
More like this here

Which States Have The Best Growth Rates In Personal Income? (Hint: It's not the union dominated states!)

Interesting Fact of the Day: N.D. Income +13.3%  (Source: CARPE DIEM Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance)

The BEA released data today on State Personal Income for the second quarter of 2011. Based on data in the report (but not reported by the BEA - it only reports quarterly growth rates), the annual growth in personal income from 2010:Q2 to 2011:Q2 for the booming oil-rich state of North Dakota was a phenomenal 13.31%, which was almost twice the growth rate for No. 2 Texas at 7.27% and No. 3 Iowa at 7.17%, and more than two times the national average of 5.47%.

Updated: The next four states for the highest annual increases in personal income were Nebraska (7.16%), South Dakota (7.03%), Oklahoma (7.03%) and Kansas (6.84%). What do the top seven states with the greatest annual percentage growth in personal income have in common? They are all "right-to-work" states
Related: "The Economic Miracle of North Dakota, America’s Most Successful State" on the Enterprise Blog.

A Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be.