And think about it.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Oliver Darcy, The Blaze:Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade.
Old technology in NSA age: Typewriter sales surge in Germany — RT News
However, electric typewriters give off electronic signals with every letter typed, and those signals can be intercepted and used to determine the content of the document. Certainly it is harder than intercepting emails or tweets or IMs, but it is very doable.
Before the computer age typewriters were all we had. When we needed to type a classified document we had to use a typewriter certified as shielded from "tempest hazard," which meant it was designed not to emit those impulses.
Categories: business and commerce
Which, diplomatically speaking, is what this was: US Secretary of States and his aides, in Egypt to confer with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, were required to be screened by metal detector before meeting with him.
Footage taken at the Egyptian presidential palace and seen by Reuters showed an official briefly raising a handheld metal-detecting wand to the lower part of Kerry’s jacket before waving him through for the meeting, which is to discuss how to stop the two-week conflict between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip.
Kerry appeared for only a few seconds in the footage, which showed his senior aides walking through a stationary metal detector and being checked with a handheld wand.
At least one was asked to empty his pockets.
The aides included Kerry’s deputy chief of staff Jonathan Finer, senior adviser David Thorne and spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
Egypt has been conducting international diplomacy for, let's see . . . about 5,000 years now. There is no way that this screening was anything but a signal to the seat of the US government that Egypt is not very interested in much we have to say to them.
So we see how this has worked out:
Um, not so much.
But fear not, Secretary Kerry! Blackfive has just the remedy!
Dear State Department
Following today's events in Egypt, where your Secretary of State and his people were put through a metal detector before being allowed to visit the Egyptian President, you should issue uniform swords to all ranking diplomatic personnel. You have diplomatic immunity, after all; and the sword remains a powerful symbol where you are going.
Not ceremonial swords, either. Real swords. Albion makes some good ones. Make it clear that you arecarrying a weapon, and defy them to stop you.
If you need any assistance in effecting this policy, don't hesistate to write. Actually, you probably should anyway.Good idea! I'd make them Arabian Sabers!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I have in past posts sung praises of Beretta's shotguns. Now I guess it's time to get another one. Why? This:
Beretta USA Announces Decision to Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities to Tennessee
Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee.Gallatin is not far from Nashville, and neither am I.
"Charlton's Law": Things must always get worse before they can get better; because otherwise they already would be better."And the ruling political class is chock full of secular hedonists.
When a beneficial policy is a win-win option, then it gets done automatically, and we don't need to think about it - probably we don't even notice it.
But most beneficial policies have a down-side. Typically, long-term benefit can be attained only at the cost of short-term disadvantage or suffering of some kind, to some people.
So that the hedonic secular goal of making life *overall* as pleasant as possible in the *long-term* is continually being subverted by the *short-term* and *specific* gratification.
The hedonic ideal has reached such an extremity among the ruling elites that they pursue policies which will in the long term lead to lifestyles that they regard as miserable and abhorrent, because effectively to prevent these outcomes makes them feel bad now.
In other words, secular hedonism cannot take tough decisions.
The answer is simple: Disappear.
Hamas has been launching rockets into Israel for years. Altogether, more than 6,000 rockets fired into Israeli towns without distinction whether they land in civilian or military areas. In the last two weeks along, Hamas has launched almost 2,000 rockets.
Their rockets have over time become increasingly sophisticated, longer-ranged and more explosive. Between 70-80 percent of all Israelis are within range of Gaza.
So ask your local peace Leftist one simple question: How many rockets per day should Israel simply endure and absorb before you, Mr. Peace Leftist, would personally agree that Israel has the moral and legal authority to strike back to destroy Hamas' rockets and Hamas' ability to continue rocket attacks in the future?
Ten rockets per day? Two dozen? One hundred? Or in fact is there any number of rockets Hamas can launch at Israel that justifies a military response?
The honest Leftist will simply answer no, that in fact Israel is never allowed to respond. But since there are no honest Leftists, the answer you will get goes something like this:
The Palestinian people have been oppressed by Israel for decades to the point where it is no surprise that they want to strike back. I wish the whole situation could be peacefully resolved but as long as Israel continues with the occupation of Palestinian lands there is little hope. Of course I regret every loss of life, but don't forget that Israel is slaughtering Gaza civilians by the hundreds while only a couple of Israeli civilians have been killed. This shows that it is Israel that has no regard for life. Without Israeli aggression and oppression, this war would not have occurred. It is Israel's fault that it does not live in peace with with neighbors. If it would agree to restore the pre-1967 borders for a true Palestinian state, honoring the right of return of displaced Palestinians to their ancestral homes, then there could be peace.
Do not bother to respond with facts and reason, for you cannot argue someone factually and reasonably out of a position that they didn't arrive at by facts and reason.
At least, however, there is one American Leftist who is "done apologizing for Israel."
Monday, July 21, 2014
Categories: White House
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
It's good to be the king!
White House: We’ll Put Illegal Immigrants Wherever We Want, And We Won’t Tell You
Guaranteed A for a handicapped black lesbian immigrant named Rodriguez:
Amazing Diversity Plan at Madison
A liberal awakens
'We were incredibly stupid'
The Religion of Pieces returns to Iraq
Convert, pay tax, or die, Islamic State warns Christians
But understand that Muslims can't be oppressors because they are not white.