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September 17, 2014

Last Of The Stuarts?

Your Crazy Aunt Alba - Queen of Scotland


From the UK Daily Express:
A YES vote in September’s referendum on independence for Scotland could reawaken centuries old claims to the Scottish crown from members of the House of Stuart.

And an 87-year-old billionaire from Spain might argue she has the strongest claim.

For the Duchess of Alba is said to be one of two main contenders from the Stuart dynasty, whose Scottish monarchs transformed the country during their time in power.

While First Minister Alex Salmond insists Queen Elizabeth II would remain as head of state after a Yes vote, others are not so sure.

Some Scots look back fondly in the history books to their Stuart kings, the first of whom was Robert II in 1371.

By the 17th century, they ruled all of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

[..]The last Stuart monarch was Queen Anne, who died childless in 1714.

The Crown passed to the House of Hanover, but the Stuart line continued abroad.
And it apparently landed right in the lap of this dame ... or Franz, the Duck of Bavaria.


If the Duchess doesn't give you the great wobbly gobbles about a Yes vote, I don't know what will.

Now ... I don't have a dog in this fight. We kicked the Brits out 230 year ago and if the Scots want to do the same, more power to them.  The Scots certainly have a centuries long laundry list of injustice and harsh manipulation to grind. England knows this full well and has promised all sorts of kiss-and-make-up goodies in the days leading up to the vote.

But then again, it is the United Kingdom and we have fought more than a few wars right alongside them; Scots, Welsh and English. There is indeed (IMHO) a unique relationship between English speaking nations and I would hate to see that 300 year Union broken with all the concomitant mess and uncertainty that would accompany the divorce.

Plus, I really dislike the strong arm tactics of the Yes crowd. Acting like thugs does not lend validity to your cause.

So my thoughts on this are simple - God bless Scotland and England.

Whatever happens on Thursday I only wish the best for these peoples.

September 15, 2014

The Unemployment Zone

This article is a pretty decent summary of the move to make unskilled people unemployable. The "living wage" concept simply drives out businesses or raises prices to where businesses can not compete. These leftist idiots honor and worship Mother Gaia but ignore Father Free Markets.
[...]The economic pressures that led to robotics replacing manufacturers of physical goods are being applied to food preparation in the name of compassion. These “strikers” are painted as victims by the media and heroes for standing up for themselves.

In reality, they are people who've made bad choices in their lives and now, as adults, work dead-end jobs that were designed for children. The person most responsible for the misery in their lives is not sitting in a boardroom anywhere; it’s the upside-down image looking back at them from their spoons.

There’s no money and no power in conveying that truth, so it isn't told. But it’s a truth that bears repeating.

None of the “strikers” are saying they’re going to “earn” anything. They’re saying they “deserve” more. They don’t. If you can be replaced by a kiosk or the honor system, you are not in position to ask for a huge raise.

The kiosks are coming, and if robots can assemble a car, they sure as hell can assemble a hamburger or a pizza.
I disagree that all these minimum wage people have made bad choices; there are plenty of economically displaced workers who suffer from under employment because of piss poor government policies and out and out thievery.  That and college students need to graduate with a degree that has a chance of landing them a job; or don't bother going to college at all.  Hold off on that degree in gender misrepresentation among medieval lute players and instead apply for an electricians' apprenticeship.

Another Gift From Dear Leader


From Powerline:
Twin Cities internist Chris Foley is a faithful reader whom I know in his professional capacity. Today he writes to address the case of the mystery virus:
It might be worth a short commentary re the connection between the sudden “mystery” virus that is hospitalizing children all over the US and the indiscriminate distribution of illegal alien kids “all over the US.” To wit: “Human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses in influenza-like illness in Latin America.”

‘Tis anything but a mystery, yet the MSM appears utterly blinded.

In a follow-up message, Dr. Foley writes a little more tentatively:

This is basically the same virus commonly seen in the equatorial Americas and South America. The very odd emergence of this virus at this time – especially just prior to the new school year and now fueled by the congregation of children in schools – demands an explanat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United States, the assumption in the checklist is that it is only a matter of time before the virus hits home.
ion. The only plausible one is that this has been brought here from south of the – now non-existent – border.
Of course no one in the MSM wants to speculate where this virus is coming from:
A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.

According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states -- Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia -- have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
It's a mystery doncha know. And this isn't the only disease that's ramping up. The Center for Disease Control is advising us to tighten our lugnuts because the Ebola hemorrhagic fever bug is our next pit stop.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United States, the assumption in the checklist is that it is only a matter of time before the virus hits home.
And why stop there? Under Obama's administration we'll all enjoy the return of the Black Plague and leprosy.

September 14, 2014

NY Giants Off to 0 - 2 Start

They coulda beat Arizona.
They shoulda beat Arizona.
But they shot themselves in the foot with penalties, fumbles and dropped passes.
And that was in the fourth quarter alone.
Cruz broke their hearts and someone please show the Giant corners and safeties that 5 yards is only fifteen feet, not fifty...
Last year the Giants went 0 and 6 before winning a game. Might be another long season, but - hey - Buffalo is 2 and zip!

Honey, We're Done

The Chive lists some truly unusual reasons why people split up.









September 13, 2014

Nope

JIBO - your friendly, all knowing, never sleeping, always watching, always listening household spy robot.

You might as well place a direct line from your house to the NSA.





You Don't Say


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/6872418/Simpsons-stories-the-tomacco-man.html


http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406


http://osrp.lanl.gov/pacemakers.shtml


http://www.ibtimes.com/ibms-watson-gets-swear-filter-after-learning-urban-dictionary-1007734


http://themoonlitroad.com/murderous-mary/


http://laymwe01.hubpages.com/hub/Phantom-of-Pascagoula-An-Odd-Collector

Weed Whackers

California story.
MENDOCINO COUNTY (KPIX 5) — There’s been some mysterious activity in the skies over Mendocino County lately. Folks who live there want to know: Who are the armed men dropping out of helicopters to chop down their marijuana grows?

They dress in combat camouflage, some of them hide their faces. This summer, a group of men in Mendocino County loaded into helicopters and flew missions to eradicate marijuana. They’re not police officers. They work for a security company called Lear Asset Management.

According to their promotional poster, the group works with law enforcement .That’s why Susan Schindler suspected the posse, when her medical marijuana garden was hit last month.

September 12, 2014

Our Public School Teachers

Really now. What kind of idiot...
Twenty-eight children hospitalized after substitute teacher accidentally gave them BLEACH at New Jersey day care center

Twenty-eight preschoolers and two adults mistakenly drank bleach at snack time at Growing Tree Learning Center in downtown Jersey City

A substitute at the facility reportedly offered the mixture

The children, aged 3 and 4, and adult staff members were transported in five ambulances to the Jersey City Medical Center

They were having a morning snack of water and fruit when an adult noticed a faint bleach smell and reported it immediately
Story here.

September 11, 2014

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things


“No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”

~Mark Twain

They're Not Muslims?


Obama insists that the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State is not Islamic.

That's like saying chicken soup isn't chicken or the Pope ain't Catholic.

Story here.

Even A Broken Watch Is Correct Twice A Day

Bill Maher defends Christianity, kinda:
Maher: There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast numbers of Muslim people –

Rose: A vast number of Christians too.

Maher: No, that’s not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians –

Rose: I agree with that.

Maher: . . .do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it.
Story here.

September 8, 2014

The St. Louis County DA is Desperate To Hang Something, Anything On Officer Wilson

This is pathetic:
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is taking an unusual approach with grand jury members who are weighing evidence against the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last month, experts and county officials said.

Instead of telling grand jury members what charges they believe police officer Darren Wilson should face, they are leaving it open-ended for now and involving the grand jury as co-investigators.

The prosecutor’s office is also presenting evidence to the grand jury as soon as it receives it, rather than waiting until the St. Louis County Police Department and the FBI have completed their investigations. Police probes are typically completed before a case is presented to a grand jury, county officials said.

As a result, jurors in the Wilson case are hearing from every eyewitness, seeing every telling photo, viewing every relevant video, and reviewing all DNA, ballistics and other test results from county and FBI labs, said Ed Magee, a spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch. They will hear testimony from Dorian Johnson, the friend who was with Brown when he died, but it is unclear yet whether they will hear testimony from Wilson.

“Normally they hear from a detective or a main witness or two. That’s it,” Magee said. “This gives us an opportunity to present all of the evidence to jurors who represent St. Louis County. They will make the decision.”
So what will happen is all the bulls**t will land in the jury's lap with little or no guidance for them to determine what is true and what isn't. These poor folk will have to sort through this incredible mess in order to determine what happened. They they can boot it or whatever they want regardless of the facts since they determine what the facts are. Maybe forty-fifty years ago this would work, but not in today's world.

Some people may have no problem with this but after the OJ Simpson trial, I have little confidence in juries.

The DA took the coward's way out, he has no balls at all nor any interest in the truth. He just wants to cover his ass.
This is a WashPo story.

September 6, 2014

Jack The Ripper ID'ed

After 126 years the identity of Jack The Ripper has finally been established through DNA.

His name was Aaron Kosminski, a Jewish Polish-born hairdresser who was insane.

Police suspected Kosminski but lacked evidence to charge him, but kept him under constant watch until he was finally committed to an asylum.

Story here.

Jews Are Fleeing France



Seems like old days, no? Just like in the days of the Third Reich, except they are taking their valuables with them when bugging out of Antisemiteville.
Marlen Kruzhkov, an attorney at New York’s Gusrae Kaplan, specializes in helping Jews make the move from France to the States. Mr. Kruzhkov explained to the Observer in a phone interview that this migration has increased massively since the beginning of 2014, spurred by a spate of anti-semitic incidents, which only worsened with the war between Israel and Hamas. While last year he helped a handful of families with legal arrangements, today he is handling the arrangements of several dozen families—parents with children—looking to make the move. The families Mr. Kruzhkov works with are predominantly well-off investors, with an average net worth of $50 to $70 million. These dollars come along for the all-American ride.

As any good lawyer does, Mr. Kruzhkov begins his conversations with the families he represents by asking, “Why this, why now? Why do you want to be here and invest here?” Unanimously, the answer is French anti-Semitism.

“The truth is, there has always been a large [amount of] anti-Semitism in Europe, and particularly in France,” explains Mr. Kruzhkov. “France is a weird country because it has a large Jewish and large Muslim population, so there is a real tension, a real undercurrent of hostility and a threat. Now, it has become a lot easier for people to become a lot more open about their anti-Semitism and hate. Even a year ago, they were shocked.” Jewish people account for one percent of France’s population, whereas Muslims make up five to ten percent. The vast majority of Frenchmen are Roman Catholics.
Story here.

Jews comprise a little over 2% of the US population (about 6.7 million).

I wonder long long before Jews are fleeing America? I see it coming as the End Times draw near.

Jews fleeing Nazi Germany had to leave 90% of their wealth behind. It is estimated that confiscated Jewish wealth paid for 30% of the Nazi war effort from 1938 through the end of WWII.