Open Thread, Monday 31 March 2014



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62 Responses to Open Thread, Monday 31 March 2014

  1. zmalfoy says:

    Ohayo Minna! Here’s some Monday Morning Conspiracy Mongering for you:

    i dunno. I don’t know enough about this stuff to know if this is bs or not.

    what I am ver y sure of is this: They all seem very single minded in looking for debris in an area that is basically the ocean’s junkyard. They are very publically convinced that they will find something there. “Hey!” they say “Let’s all focus everyone attention in the back end of nowhere, let’s look for a possible needle in a stack of needles in te worlds greatest haystack!” And let’s absolutely not look anywhere else, or entertain any other ideas . . . (except maybe black holes).

    Their behavoir in the S. Indian Ocean is really telling me that they know exactly where this thing is, and they’re putting on a big show to hide it.

  2. zmalfoy says:

    Also, regarding Yellowstone and other recent geologic activity . . . Things have been really busy lately, so I haven’t monitored as closely as normal, and that’s always when interesting crap happens. Usually, I get info from 3-4 different sources, but the most consistently good quality info comes from my faves, the Suspicious0bservers. I took a few minutes this morning to try to catch up, and here’s their take:

    • barnslayer says:

      I got an email from (aka the NRSC – National Republican Senatorial Committee). They wanted me to enter in a free raffle to have lunch with Newt and discuss plans for the future. The promotion expires 3/28/14… yeah I know. Today is 3/31/14. They can’t even get that right!

  3. Russian woman retaliates against sanctions by vowing to never have sex with Barack Obama and getting a tattoo to remind herself. Seems like a small token, considering Barky probably hasn’t had sex with any non-composite women his whole life. Lots of guys, though, probably.

  4. Idiot judge convicts man for possession of lead fishing sinkers, or possibly musket balls, as “illegal ammunition.” Next on the docket: Man arrested for carrying illegal “rock-like projectiles” in pocket. Woman arrested for wielding deadly “curling-iron nunchuks.” Family dog put down for threatening mail carrier with “bone-shaped club.” Child expelled from Kindergarten for bringing in small metallic weapons from household “Clue” board game.

  5. Breitbart’s gotta be doing this on purpose.

  6. texan59 says:

    When shooting targets, don’t pizz off the tree. 🙂

  7. Pistol Pete says:

    British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet

    Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards hit trigger switch of suicide bomber whose device then exploded, Telegraph learns
    That’s getting the best bang for the buck.

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    A very interesting read. And the Book, The Naked Communist, I have read. It is very good. I recommend it to everyone.

    …In 1963, U.S. Rep. A.S. Herlong Jr., D-Fla., read into the Congressional Record a list of “Current Communist Goals” as enumerated by Dr. Cleon Skousen in “The Naked Communist,” penned in 1958. I encourage you to read the whole list, but for now let’s focus on those goals that most closely align with the seditious agenda of America’s “progressive” movement. It’s actually most of them. Though Herlong was a Democrat, the list reads like today’s Democratic Party Platform.

    How far has fallen the party of the jackass:

    •Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
    •Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist [or, today, Islamic] affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
    •Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist [or Islamic] domination.
    •Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
    •Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.
    •Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
    •Do away with all loyalty oaths.
    •Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
    •Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
    •Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
    •Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
    •Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
    •Communist_with_a_soft_spot_for_IslaContinue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. (An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”)
    •Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
    •Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
    •Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
    •Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    •Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.”
    •Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
    •Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
    •Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.”
    •Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
    •Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
    •Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
    •Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
    •Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
    •Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
    •Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
    •Internationalize the Panama Canal.
    •Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike…

    Read more:

    The Communist States of America

    • Knight4GFC says:

      The following is a list of Current Communist Goals as revealed by Dr. Cleon Skousen in The Naked Communist, written in 1958 and read into the Congressional Record in 1963. Of the 45, I can provide specific examples to at least 40 of them. While they may be masqueraded under the guise of something other than communism, the final result is the same – the dissolution of the Constitutional Republic that is the foundation of the United States of America. It’s interesting that the Representative was a member of the Democratic Party, the very party that has been largely enveloped by those with Communist and Socialist beliefs. Let’s see where we are in 2013. As you read, keep in mind that this list was written in 1958…

      Read more:

      45 Communist Goals by Dr. Cleon Skousen (1958)

  9. Not everyone happy about ABQ cops hunting down and killing homeless campers minding their own business.

  10. On March 14 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told members of the House Armed Services committee that there was no war on religious liberty.

    “The single biggest frustration I’ve had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force,” the general told lawmakers. “It is not true.”

    If that’s true, perhaps Gen. Welsh could explain why a Bible was removed from a POW/MIA Missing Man Table at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

  11. zmalfoy says:

    I dunno. I think they chose . . . poorly . . .

    But, maybe. . . I don’t think there’s anyway to every know for sure, unless Jesus Himself comes down and says “Oh, yeah, this is the one. . .!”

    • Interesting! Many of the holy relics ended up in France and Spain for some reason. The Sudarium (head cloth), pieces of the true cross, etc. In the writings of Ann Catherine Emmerich, she describes visions of the cup, and she describes it as being made of a mysterious dark metal or unknown substance with a hidden compartment in the base, if I remember right. She said it remains hidden, but will one day be rediscovered. This one looks like it might be a dark material underneath the outer metalwork that was added later.

  12. Knight4GFC says:

    “The facts speak for themselves. Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today, less than 2% is….

    …Far from helping these Christian victims, U.S. policies are actually exacerbating their sufferings. Whether in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, or Syria, and under the guise of the U.S.-supported “Arab Spring,” things have gotten dramatically worse for Christians. Indeed, during a recent U.S. congressional hearing, it was revealed that thousands of traumatized Syrian Christians—who, like Iraqi Christians before them are undergoing a mass exodus from their homeland—were asking “Why is America at war with us?”

    The answer is that very few Americans have any clue concerning what is happening to their coreligionists.

    Few mainstream media speak about the horrific persecution millions of people are experiencing simply because they wish to worship Christ in peace.

    There, is of course, a very important reason why the mainstream media ignores radical Muslim persecution of Christians: if the full magnitude of this phenomenon was ever know, many cornerstones of the mainstream media—most prominent among them, that Israel is oppressive to Palestinians—would immediately crumble.

    Why? Because radical Muslim persecution of Christians throws a wrench in the media’s otherwise well-oiled narrative that “radical-Muslim-violence-is-a-product-of-Muslim-grievance”—chief among them Israel.”

    Read more:

    Why the Media Ignores Attacks on Christians

  13. Knight4GFC says:

    Outbreak: Borders On Lock Down as Ebola Spreads: “We Will Lose Many People”


    International Flights Still Operating From Conakry Airport Despite Ebola Risk – See more at:

  14. Knight4GFC says:

    Those quakes and aftershocks in Cali… could this activity be a prelude to the big one?

    “Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common? For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of all the volcanoes in the world are on the Ring of Fire, and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that “the Big One” will hit California someday, but people have gotten very apathetic about this because things have been so quiet out there for so many years. Well, now it appears that things are changing in a big way – and not just along the California coast. The following are 12 signs that something big is happening to the earth’s crust under North and South America…”

    Read more:

    12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America

  15. Knight4GFC says:

    “The Syrian Army is trying to retake the Christian majority town of Kessab reportedly seized by al-Qaeda-linked forces. The attack made hundreds of ethnic Armenians flee and caused international outcry with Armenia blaming Turkey for supporting extremists…”

    Christians flee Syria’s Kessab, Twitter cries atrocities, Armenia accuses Turkey

  16. Knight4GFC says:

    The Biggest Healthcare Scandal You’ve Never Heard About
    An Obamacare state exchange for the ages.

  17. Knight4GFC says:

    Loose Canons
    The Road to Putingrad
    Somnolent Obama no match for rampaging Putin.

  18. Knight4GFC says:

    …Base officials confirmed to Fox News Monday that the entire Missing Man Table display had been removed from a dining hall because of the Bible. A press statement said the inclusion of the Bible ignited “controversy and division.”

    Missing Man Tables are a long honored military tradition. The tables serve as a reminder of the plight of brave Americans who are missing in action or who are being held prisoner of war. The display includes a white table cloth setting with an inverted glass, a plate with lemon and salt, a single rose, a candle and a Bible…

    Read more:

    Air Force Removes Bible From POW-MIA Display

  19. That is shocking. I had no idea you’ve had that much rain this week. Maybe you’ll need that boat, after all! 😯

  20. Uh oh! I replied to your rainfall comment, Knight, and you must have deleted it, so it bumped the comment down to bottom. Was the info wrong?

    Oh, I see. You just repositioned it.

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