Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Jim interviews Sgt. 1st. Class Troy Smith

This is a very good and detailed interview between Sgt. 1st Class Troy Smith, stationed in Iraq, and Jim of Thinking Right. It appears that the Soldiers over in Iraq are more optimistic about the future of that country than the politicians are back home. It is only natural.

OPINION: Let's face it. Who would have the best information? A politician who hardly lifts a finger all day except to shake it at you to tell you how stupid you are, or someone who is out there risking it all so you and I may live in peace and freedom? Yeah, my feelings precisely...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Assassination attempt on VP Cheney fails

As Vice President Cheney visits the troops in Bagram, Afghanistan, there was an assassination attempt made on his life by a suicide bomber who killed 23 people just outside the entrance to the base.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20.

Cheney was unhurt in the attack, which was claimed by the Taliban and was the closest that militants have come to a top U.S. official visiting Afghanistan. At least one U.S. soldier, an American contractor and a South Korean soldier were among the dead, NATO said. [Read the whole article.]
Our prayers go out to the families of those whose lives were lost and also to those who are injured.

If the link provided no is longer available, try this one.

Big Dog has a rather intriguing and disturbing article about this as well. Please check it out. Have a nice day. Matt Drudge has an interview that was taken with VP Cheney in Afghanistan. (If that link is no longer available, try this one.)

Source: USA Today.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

MilBlogging Vote is On!

Don't forget to get over to Milblogging.com and have your say. You must register to vote, so make sure you do this first. I find it is good to have this URL saved so after you register, you can find your way back. (I have a hard time manuevering around that. lol) Have at it!

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A World Without America

Well. You say America is the cause of ALL the problems in the world today? This is what those of us who know better have to say to you from 18 Doughty Street:

Well done.

Hat tip: LGF.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sen. Bill Clinton?

The thought of Bill Clinton taking over Hillary's seat in the Senate has escaped many minds, but Bill Sammon of the Washington Examiner has written about just this today.
    Washington, D.C. - If Hillary Rodham Clinton wins the presidency, some top Democrats would like to see her husband, former President Bill Clinton, appointed to serve out Hillary's unexpired Senate term.

    “As a senator, he’d be a knockout,” said Harold Ickes, who was once a top White House aide to Bill Clinton and now gives behind-the-scenes advice to Hillary. “He knows issues, he loves public policy and he’s a good politician.”
This is an interesting idea. Quite interesting indeed. How many of you are willing to sit out of this next election now?

Hat tip: Drudge Report.

Update: Thanks to BizzyBlog, I now know the link had been moved. If you have any trouble with that link, try this one. Thank you.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chad, North Korea and Refugees from W. Africa

There is rising violence in Chad, according to an aid agency-Oxfam. They are urging immediately international intervention to help the situation in Chad. Read more. If this is no longer available, try this one.

There is much uneasiness in the so-called deal made with North Korea. There are no set timetables, and many of the six-party talks have their own agendas. The deal started to unravel before the ink hit the paper. Read more. If this link is no longer available, try this one. For the details of the deal, read here.

"The 400 migrants stranded off the West African coast for 10 days as the governments of two countries argued over their fate continued their wait on land and in the air Tuesday." This was on the 13th of February, and I still don't know if they settled on a place for these refugees. Read more. If this link is no longer available, please try this one.

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Victory Caucus to be Mentioned on Pundit Review Radio

Tomorrow evening the Victory Caucus is going to be mentioned on Pundit Review Radio. You may listen to this wonderful program at 7pm-10pm EST by streamlining from your computer here.

Pundit Review Radio is a program that focuses mostly on bringing the old world media and the new media of bloggers into perspective. They have interviewed people such as Michael Yon, Soldiers' Angels, Blackfive (every week with "Someone You Should Know"), Bill Roggio, and many more.

Kevin and Gregg are two of the more intelligent gentlemen on talk radio weekends. Please pay them visit. It is really a good time! Thank you. Have a nice day.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Sudden Jihad Syndrome

In regards to the latest homicidial maniac attack on unsuspecting Americans, Sulejman Talovic's aunt, discounted theories he may have had lingering psychological effects from the war in Bosnia, telling the Salt Lake Tribune: "We all suffered things in war, but, no, we didn't have anything."

Recent examples of what Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes has termed "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" include Naveed Afzal Haq of Pasco, Wash., who broke through security at the Jewish Federation Center in Seattle last July and announced to staff members: "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel." The 30-year-old immediately began shooting randomly, killing a woman and wounding five others. An FBI spokesman called it a case of a "lone individual acting out his antagonism. ... There's nothing to indicate that it’s terrorism-related."

Last March, 22-year-old Iranian student Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar went on a driving rampage on the campus of the University of North Carolina, injuring nine people. As Islam scholar Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, notes, the Iranian said in a court appearance he was "thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah." He also wrote letters to newspapers presenting Quranic justification for his attacks, but officials ruled out terrorism.

In October 2005, 21-year-old student Joel Hinrichs blew himself up outside the University of Oklahoma's football stadium where 84,000 were watching a game. Police insisted it was merely a suicide, but investigators found "Islamic Jihad" material in his apartment, and he reportedly attended a nearby mosque – the same one attended by Zacharias Moussaoui, the only person charged in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

In January 2004, after apparently undergoing a religious awakening, a Saudi Arabian student in Houston killed his Jewish friend by slashing his throat. Mohammed Ali Alayed, 23, pleaded guilty to the Aug. 6 attack on Ariel Sellouk, als0 23, who almost was decapitated with a knife. Houston police said no clear motive had been established, but Alayed went to a local mosque after the slaying.

In a high-profile case, Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad, a convert to Islam, went on a deadly shooting spree in the Washington, D.C., area in October 2002.

Source: World Net Daily: Terrorism not ruled out in Salt Lake case Investigators pursue Islam angle despite publicly declaring 'no evidence'

Are these fellows weak in the brain mentally ill maniacs or is there another pattern emerging regarding that Muslim on Christian violence in America. I sure would not want to say that it is organized or orchrastrated by the religion of peace. But, one has to wonder? I have know exceptionally nice Muslims who would not think of harming anyone. But, there appears to be a mentally ill undercurrent similar to or own Aryan Nation, Christian Identity Movement radicals. I should hope that we get to the bottom of this Sudden Jihad Syndrome and eliminate it from the American culture.

Previous Stories from World Net Daily:

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger registers his complaint: BoA putting a bad precedence.

Blogging a phone call This is how you do it folks
R/ Bosun

Courtesy of Daniel's political musings

Not only did the blogger, DANIEL, send the fax he live-blogged his phone conversation. How classic:

Blogging my phone call

1-800-622-8731

On hold with BofA as I type this. Speaking with Peter. Peter is transferring me to his supervisor after my little speech...

Note: still on hold. The phone tree took a few minutes to get through. Finally I just started speaking gibberish and it transferred me to a live person. I would also point out that the first option under the "other options" category is to send money to Mexico. Way to support the economy.

Speaking with David. Expressed dismay at the foolish business decision to allow people with no SSN to have a line of credit. Expressing dismay over the moral and patriotic ramifications of doing business with criminals.

He is actually documented all the points that I am making!!

*You can't garnish wages that don't have an SSN
*How do you determine line of credit when they have no legal wages
*Illegal aliens identify themselves illegally
*Lost money must be passed on to legitimate customers through less service/higher rates etc

*Won't do business with a business that works openly with criminals
*No different than a store selling meth ingredients to drug dealers
*Encouraging a "quality of life" for criminals
*Creating an atmosphere where criminals are welcome

That was actually a worthwhile 10 minutes. (trusting that David wasn't playing solitaire and rolling his eyes on the other line) He actually tried to reassure me about "asset recovery" through use of ITINs and debate a few points with me.

Unfortunately the ITIN is only for filing a tax return (and only for illegal aliens) and not something you put on a W-4. You still have nothing to garnish wages if you have an ITIN. You could take a tax return but why file if you have no obligation to because you make money illegally?

David apologized several times and will pass on a report to his supervisor regarding my concerns. Now you call!

Register your disappointment with Bank of (Central) America for offering credit cards to illegal aliens!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

NRSC Pledgers--->Victory Caucus

There was a pledge going around which over 30,000 people signed. The pledge involved money that usually goes go to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the voting habits of some of the weakest Republicans in the Senate have made this reprehensible.

Many times the people who elect Republicans will overlook their flawed voting records, but not on this non-binding resolution vote. This vote was to let the Military know that the people who had sent them had no confidence in them. They wanted to allow our enemies a victory.

This was not their intent, but this would have been the result. So what do the pledgers do now? Where do they go?

After their great result in having the whole Senate hear them, there is a board of directors that has put together The Victory Caucus. Everyone who chooses victory over defeat in this war against World Wide Fascism is welcome. Are you a Democrat? Republican? Independent? Liberal? Conservative? You are more than welcome to join and have your voice heard.

This site was started Monday, February 12, 2007. Already they have over 1000 members. Consider this as the media tries to choose your candidate for you before you even get to make up your mind. Do not allow this to happen.

Turn off the TV. They know less than activists do about these candidates, and most of them are not mainstream in the press. You are the owner of your vote. Do your duty! Learn each candidate's background and voting record. Hopefully, they will even have a vision. If not, skip it. We are at a time in our country's history when vision is key. Thank you, and have a nice day.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Ramos and Compean Update

Courtesy of Rick Roberts, KFMB San Diego

RAMOS AND COMPEAN UPDATE:

February 12th, 2007

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THE CONDITION OF IGNACIO “NACHO” RAMOS: Last Friday, Congressman Tancredo of Colorado got the opportunity to spend about an hour with wrongfully-convicted Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos at the Yazoo Federal Prison. He had been severely beaten, with deep bruises along his arm, gashes and bruises on his chest and back, and bruises on his knees. It has been reported that Ramos did not get medical attention until today. Tancredo mentioned that he was “astonished” at the condition of Ignacio. We will have Tom Tancredo on our show this week to give us an update… He has been the only visitor allowed since the beating.

THE SATURDAY RAMOS/COMPEAN LOS ANGELES RALLY: (This is going to make you sick.) The illegal immigration dolts such as ANSWER and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (liberation from WHAT??) came to this pro-Border Agent rally by the droves. The ANSWER Coalition showed up to call all sane individuals Nazis and screamed choice sayings such as, “You are white; you are a racist!” ANSWER’s tools of trade included the amplified bullhorns and signs equating Minutemen to the Ku Klux Klan. A counterprotester felt no need for cumbersome signs and simply feigned masturbation at the flag-waving crowd; another masked guy in camouflage waved a hole-pocked American flag upside-down, with “God less Amerikkka/This flag kills” scrawled across what remained of the stripes. “BURN THAT STUPID FLAG!” Urged one of the radical, pro-crime nuts. Many clad in “Brown Power” shirts, these morons called the Minutemen, Border Patrol agents, and families of Ramos and Compean racist pigs, Nazis, and other racial slurs.

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THE PARDON OR EXONERATION: el Presidente Bush is STILL hiding behind the Snow-Man…

SMUGGLER AND DRUG CARTEL COULD’VE BEEN BUSTED: The drug smuggler left behind his cell phone, but there appears to be no evidence investigators made any attempt to identify him. Aldrete-Davila (the smuggler) stated that he had nothing in his hands as he ran toward the international border. He advised there had been a cell phone in the van, but stated it was left behind. If Sutton had just focused on finding the smuggler through the family connections and the cell phone, he could have landed a major drug bust that would have blown open a drug cartel in Mexico. Instead, Sutton chose to give Aldrete-Davila a free pass on all his drug activities.

SUTTON STILL IN DENIAL: Johnny Sutton claimed he didn’t have any way to link Aldrete-Davila to the 743 pounds of marijuana found in the van, except by the smuggler’s own testimony. “Now, if I could prove up the case another way, without using the words of Aldrete-Davila himself, we could prosecute the case. If I had a provable case that Aldrete-Davila had committed other crimes, I could prosecute him.” Sutton has stated that they had no evidence against the drug smuggler. A DHS memorandum documents that agent Rene Sanchez “queried the Border Patrol Tracking System and found that the Fabens Border Patrol Station seized a load of marijuana on February 17, 2005.”

REMEMBER: Don’t forget to visit the Ramos family website:
AgentRamos.com
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Technorati tags: Ramos, Compean, Border Patrol, Homeland security, Department of Homeland Security, Illegal Aliens, Illegals, BPA, US Attorney, White House, President Bush, Bush, Prosecuting attorney, false prosecution, drug smugglers, mexico, mexican crime syndicate, border violations, tony snow, johnny sutton, debra kanof, media, congressional testimony, kfmb, rick roberts, ignacio ramos, jose compean, mexicans, imprisonment, false imprisonment

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I've been interviewed by the St. Pete's Times!

Last week I received a phone call from a very nice man. He is from The St. Petersburg Times in Tampa, Florida. He wanted an interview, so we talked for a while. Not a long while, but a while just the same.

Today he has written his article, and he has quoted me in it. He did quote me accurately, but it was only one line. I understand he only has so much space to write his story, and his story was not about me. He was doing a story about CENTCOM.
Blogs are CentCom's new target.
By WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE, Times Staff Writer
Published February 12, 2007


Since 2005, CentCom officials have jumped into the blogging fray, facing the realities of a new electronic age in hopes of combating misinformation on the Web, or just getting its own news out.

A three-person team monitors blogs - Internet journals with commentary from ordinary citizens and, often, links to news articles - that concentrate on CentCom's area of responsibility, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan. [Read more.]
Either way, I am very excited! This is my first mention in a large newspaper. Hopefully I can write some articles that are worthy of some new readers. Anyone have any ideas of issues I have not yet covered? If so, leave me a comment or an e-mail. Thank you, and have a great day.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Did Homeland Security Special Agent have Connection??

World Net Daily claims it has official documents in its possession that indicate a Department of Homeland Security agent played a major role in managing the drug smuggler. World Net Daily also claims that the agent conducted the field investigation in the incident that landed Border Patrol officers Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean in federal prison for more than a decade.

World Net Daily claims that in a heavily redacted 77-page DHS report submitted to Congress Wednesday there is no explicit discussion of the role that the DHS Special Agent played in the case.

If this is true, there should be an investigation into DHS and the conduct of the agent and his supervisors.

For additional details regarding this very confusing case, please read the following at World Net Daily: Border-agent investigator had tie to smuggler?????

OTHER STORIES AND INFORMATION POSTED ABOUT THIS CASE:

More information from Friends of the Border Patrol:

120 Political Prisoners escape NK

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Some 120 inmates escaped from a political concentration camp in northeastern North Korea several months ago in an unprecedented prison break, news reports said Tuesday.

The prisoners escaped from Hwasong camp in North Hamgyong, a province close to the Chinese and Russian borders, in December, the Dong-a Ilbo newspaper reported Wednesday. Read more.

If that link is no longer working, try this one.

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Whoopi is Liberian?

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) -- When the government of one of the world's poorest nations learned that Whoopi Goldberg had taken a DNA test showing her ancestors hail from there, the news necessitated a high-level meeting. Read more.

If that link is no longer accessible, try this one.

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NK goes to Six-Party Talks

BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- North Korea said it was willing to consider first steps to ending its nuclear arms program at six-party talks that opened on Thursday, with China drafting a deal that could mark rare progress in the tortuous negotiations. Read more.

If that link is no longer available, try this one.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

CENTCOM Unveils New WebSite

The new CENTCOM Website has press releases, video clips (this was done through a search), several links (this does not mean that they are endorsed by CENTCOM) and a variety of information from the CENTCOM area of responsibility. New features are available as well including the CENTCOM News Podcast. Please go check it out. Maybe you could help by sending some feedback about the new site? If you would like to, you may reach them here. BE POLITE. Thank you. :)

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Happy Birthday President Reagan

One of our best presidents was born on this day, and I just want to take a moment to acknowledge him. He would have been 96 years old today. You may be gone, sir, but you are not forgotten.

Update: Here's the link to his Presidential Library: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades (for the Library).

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