Site Note …

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I’m taking a vacation, ladies and gentlemen (and I say that loosely /sarc).

Posts may be sporadic or non-existent until June 1, 2015.

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SEAL TEAM SIX — EXTORTION 17 … ‘A COVER UP?’

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Author Don Brown blows the lid off of the official government report about the tragic shoot down of SEAL TEAM SIX helicopter, Code Name: Extortion 17.

h/t: TMH

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Articles of Impeachment 2015

Articles of Impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama prepared by the North American Law Center and read by attorney Stephen Pidgeon:

Yeah, I realize they’re probably isn’t anybody in Congress who has the balls to pursue impeachment—which just shows me how far we have fallen. Regardless, Mr. Pidgeon’s reading of the articles of impeachment is still music to my ears.

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Video: The REAL Hillary … Trustworthy?

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Learn more about Hillary Clinton at America Rising PAC.

h/t: @blackrepubprobz

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Catholic Cardinal Pushes ‘Sustainable Development’

Cardinal Wuerl (Photo credit: Catholic Philly)

Cardinal Wuerl (Photo credit: Catholic Philly)

There’s quite a schism going on within the Catholic Church these days, especially since the premature resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in Feburary 2013—something that hadn’t happened in six-hundred years.

Via Gateway Pundit:

The current trend of combining religion, business, governments around the globe, and the radical Climate “church” should be concerning to anyone who values liberty. The dangers of Agenda 21’s push for worldwide Sustainable Development is well documented. Though the dangers of the radical green agenda have been trumpeted by many, including Glenn Beck, their warnings seem to have fallen on deaf ears even among those who surround the his holiness, the Pope.

Catholic World reports that Catholic leaders recently held an international forum on economic growth and environmental sustainability in Rome. During the event Cardinal Wuerl made a disturbingly socialist argument for Sustainable Development stating that it was a “moral imperative and economic incentive”, and that it’s the role of government to “harness wisdom and creativity” for the “common good” so that it can “reduce the gap between the privileged minority and world’s great majority”:

“In his speech, Cardinal Wuerl said that the need for sustainable development is both “a moral imperative and an economic incentive as a business issue,” and that to commit to taking the task up is “pro-business.”

“Government has a role, and we clearly need strong international agreements. But in moving ahead, business and economic interests necessarily play a significant role,” he said.

“We need to harness that wisdom and creativity in the service of the common good. Such collaboration aligns private and public interests, and reduces the gap between the privileged minority and the world’s great majority.”

He referred to the issue of sustainable development as a “sign of the times…”

It would appear that under the watch of Pope Francis and Cardinal Wuerl not only will the Catholic church push the Marxist idea of Sustainable Development….but they’ll embrace it with a smile on their face.

Lest anyone believe all Catholics think alike, I’ve included a video below by the Catholic Investigative Agency entitled “Global Warming Unmasked: The Hidden Agenda. Admittedly, the video was posted in 2010, three years prior to Pope Francis taking over the papacy. I have to wonder what must be going through Mr. Michael Voris’ mind now that Pope Francis, et al., are embracing far-left causes like climate change alarmism.

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Tragic or Funny? Arab World Reacts to Obama’s Latest Speech [Video]

Via IPhoneConservative:

For those that understand “Poe’s Law” no further disclaimer is required. For those that don’t … I suggest you look it up.

Poe’s Law states:

“Without a clear indication of the author’s intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism.”

/SATIRE

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Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America

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By: Brent Parrish

In this video, Ann Corcoran examines the governmental process which is allowing a large influx of “refugees”  to resettle in American communities ill-prepared to assimilate them.  Ann discovered that the UNHCR was primarily responsible for selecting most of the refugees. The UNHCR is under heavy influence from the Muslim supremacist group, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

One thing I’ve noticed about the UN’s refugee agencies like UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) is the fact they set up refugee camps that are allegedly supposed to be temporary, but, often times, become permanent camps.

Interestingly, UNRWA is dedicated solely to the cause of Palestinian refugees, while UNHCR operates all over the world.

You can buy Ann Corcoran‘s book Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America here.

 

 

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Video: Why Should Latinos Be Conservative? Sooper Mexican Explains!

Read more at SooperMexican.com …

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Kremlin Disinformation and Propaganda [VIDEO]

Via 20committee.com:

I recently was honored to participate at the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) conference in Washington, DC, where I took part in a discussion of Kremlin disinformation and propaganda. My comments, on Chekist Active Measures and their relevance today, kicks off at 25:25, and the Q&A following the talks may be worth your time. Enjoy (and ignore that JBANC oddly called me a blogger, and that I got cut off in the middle of one of my all-time favorite KGB anecdotes)!

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The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results — 05/22/15

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

““I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” -Abraham Lincoln

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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This week’s winning essay, Bookworm Room’sA phenomenal talk about the Constitution and how to make it meaningful to America’s young people is a fascinating account of a presentation she attending on the Constitution, one she feels would be of great value to young citizens who are being indoctrinated by public education rather that educated. Here’s a slice:

I had the great pleasure today of attending a phenomenal talk by Prof. David Bobb, president of the Bill of Rights Institute. BRI uses original source documents to help teachers ans students understand America’s founding document and to see how it’s still relevant today. Its ultimate goal is to bring to an end our nation’s intellectual disengagement from the Constitution and to lead young people to “think the vote,” which is mindful, informed approach to elections, rather than to “rock the vote,” a mindless, drone-like approach to important issues that profoundly affect America’s young people.

Prof. Bobb could not be a better spokesman for his organization. To begin with, his bio is impressive:

David earned his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College, where he was the recipient of fellowships from the Pew, Earhart, and Bradley Foundation, as well as the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

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David joined the Bill of Rights Institute in December 2013. Previously he was the founding director of two national centers for Hillsdale College, the Washington, D.C.-based Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, and the Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence, a civic education program. From 2001 to 2013 he also was lecturer in politics at Hillsdale College, where he taught courses in American politics and public policy.

David is the author of Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue (Thomas Nelson, 2013) and a contributing editor to The U.S. Constitution: A Reader (Hillsdale College Press, 2012). He has written articles and reviews for the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Washington Times, Boston Herald, and the Claremont Review of Books, among other publications. He has spoken widely to audiences in twenty-five states on topics including education reform, civic engagement, and the American Constitution.

In other words, Prof. Bobb knows his stuff and he is a natural communicator and teacher. His speaking style, something that always matters to me, is the essence of clarity. No fudging, no obfuscation, no blathering. Frankly, it was a challenge to take notes, because Prof. Bobb had no spare words or sentences in his speech. Every sentence was interesting and to the point. Since I don’t do shorthand, of necessity I had to condense some ideas and I know that I missed others. This means that, to the extent there are any errors in this post, they are definitely mine, not Prof. Bobb’s. With that warning, here goes:

If I were a more detail-oriented person, I would undoubtedly have noticed long ago that, on our one dollar bill, under the pyramid, there is a Latin inscription stating “novus ordo seclorum.“

And if I were a more curious person, I would have gone online to translate that phrase. For those who, like me, don’t remember their Latin and or who aren’t too curious about our dollar bill, the phrase means “New Order Of The Ages.” It is the Founders’ announcement to the world and to posterity that they were embarking upon a grand governmental experiment, one that had never been tried before. In the Federalist papers, Alexander Hamilton noted that Americans were about to take a step no other people had taken before:

” It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.”

Back in the day, then, the Founders, with a great deal of trepidation, were about to embark upon a planned government, one that would vest the maximum amount of power in the people and that, at the governmental level, would guard against the possibility of tyranny. After all, only a few years before, they had declared themselves free to part ways with England because, in their eyes, George III had become a tyrant by taking upon himself the powers of the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. They understood that human frailty is such that no one person should ever hold that much power over others.

The unique aspect of the new Constitution was the notion — the product of one hundred years of Enlightenment thinking (powered by an increasingly humanist Christianity) — that each person comes into the world with certain rights vested in him (or her). These are not gifts from the government that the government can then take a way. Instead, when a government infringes on these inherent rights, it’s the people who have the power to destroy the government and initiate a better one — and our Constitution was intended to define that better government.

The most exceptional thing about the Constitution — which is a contract between government and the American people — is the notion of separation of powers. England, of course, led the way with that idea, wresting from the King certain powers reserved for Parliament. This was a notion that was first institutionalized in the Magna Carta; was then tested under Charles I (who lost his head for picking “King power,” rather than “People power” when asked the question “who’s in charge here?”); and was re-tested under George III, who kept his head but lost America because he too thought that he could vest in himself the full powers of government.

The Articles of Confederation, the governing document that preceded the Constitution, did not have a tripartite approach to power. It created an executive office, but had no judiciary or legislature and, significantly, it did not give the executive office the power to tax. The office had, on the one hand, too much power and, on the other hand, no way to put all that power into effect. The Constitution would do better.

At this point in his talk, in light of the upcoming 2016 election, Prof. Bobb narrowed his his focus to the executive office. He noted that, although Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, the intellectual powerhouses behind the Constitution, devoutly believed in diffuse power as a bulwark against tyranny, they also understood that, to the extent they vested power in a specific institution, that power had to be meaningful. To that end, they didn’t try to create a weak executive by splitting that power among different individuals or groups.

It was Hamilton who envisioned as president an individual who, while hedged about with constitutional safeguards, could act with “decision, activity, secrecy, and dispatch.” After all, in times of national emergency, one can’t have a committee laboriously working its way to a tame and untimely bureaucratic response.

While the president could be active, decisive, and secretive, he still had to have limitations — and control over these limitations had to be placed in an organization equally invested in protecting and advancing its power. Or, as James Madison said, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” The Constitution decided that three entities, each jealously protecting its power, would ensure that no single part of that trio would be able to aggregate too much power, the inevitable path to tyranny.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was The Baron at Gates of Vienna with a piece that resonates a great deal right now,Playing Nice submitted by Joshuapundit.

The Baron looks at western society’s surprising tendency to whitewash Islamist terrorism, deliberately distancing it from its obvious religious inspiration and even blaming the victims on many occasions for the ensuing atrocities. I think he’s on to something here when he talks about a certain very prevalent mindset as the cause of this dysfunction.

Well, that, and the billions of petro dollars from certain countries in the Middle East to universities, to various think tanks and lobbyists registered and unregistered, and especially to politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. Only Ask Marion and The Right Planet were unable to vote this week, but neither was subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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Professor Judith Curry Schools Congressman Beyer on Climate Change

Via LiveLeak

(House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, April 15, 2015) — Georgia Tech Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Judith Curry schools Congressman Don Beyer on climate change. Professor Curry: “The climate has been warming since the 1700’s, okay, since we came out of the ‘Little Ice Age.'”

See full testimony here.

 

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