"Legion" has some thoughts on what the Department of Homeland Security thinks about threats to America.
"Legion" has some thoughts on what the Department of Homeland Security thinks about threats to America.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on the measles outbreak.
I was under the impression that we had long ago virtually eliminated diseases like chicken pox, polio, measles, small pox and other assorted diseases by nationwide immunization programs instituted by schools, not the federal government. If the feds had been running the program half of our population would probably have died away by 1964. When I was a young boy riding my dinosaur to school, nurses administered the shots at the schools at the beginning of each school year. The only ways you could not be immunized was if you had a written medical excuse from your doctor or if you objected for religious reasons.The point being that the dreaded diseases we were fighting almost faded completely away. Now in 2015 we've got an epidemic? What happened? Of course the liberal socialists say it's because the federal government hasn't set up a department with a $60B annual budget to enforce schools to do what they used to do anyway. I have another idea.How many tens of thousands of young illegals (18 and under) have flooded into the USA in the past 4-5 years? Didn't over 40,000 just sneak in just last year whereby Emir Obama quickly distributed them all over the country so they couldn't be located and deported? We supposedly have 12-18 million illegals living among us, a vast majority of them unscreened or immunized. Do you believe that Obama's "open door" policy resulting in massive numbers of illegals flooding our borders, and the near epidemic of a measles outbreak is just a coincidence?California prides itself in being a sanctuary state, so again is it just a coincidence the measles outbreak began in California? Disneyland is targeted as the starting line for the outbreak. Well duh, where do most visitors and illegals want to go when they first get to Cali-y'know-fornia? Think it might be Disneyland?Instead of spending billions for a federally controlled immunization program that won't work, why not mandate local school systems to do it? Then just maybe we could take all those billions and use them to seal the border and stop the endless flow of unscreened illegals from entering the country. Course I guess then the dems would have to figure out how to let south-of-the-border Hispanics vote in our national elections.
"Legion" has some thoughts on the no-go zones of Paris.
I must admit I had heard of no-go zones, but had no idea they were so prevalent throughout Europe. At first glance it seems somewhat insignificant that Muslims would choose to live with their own kind. You can go to most any city in America and find cultural and/or ethnic areas such as Harlem, Little Cuba, China Town, Little Italy, and on and on. It's also true that crime has been a part of many of these "zones", especially in the early 20th century. (i.e. The Italian mafia, the Jewish mafia, etc.) As hectic and crime ridden as many of those areas became, they knew they were still subject to the laws of the US. But these Islamic no-go zones are a whole nuther ballgame.Muslims don't just want their own neighborhood, they want it totally separate from the laws and regulations of the city, state and country in which they exist. They have their own schools where they teach their kids how to hate and kill, their own barbaric Sharia Law, their own government and of course their own "god". If anyone or anything tries to enter their "zone" they will be surrounded and stoned, beaten, robbed, killed or whatever to make sure they never come back again. The police, fire departments, ambulances, etc won't even enter the zone to protect those being attacked. Is that out of fear, respect for Islam, or political correctness gone crazy?These no-go zones have become hot spots within a democratic, freedom loving country for recruiting by ISIS, al Qaeda and other sicko wings of Islam. Yet, authorities can do, or will do, nothing to stop it. Neither will the so called "moderate Muslims" within these Islamic zoos.Why did Europe allow these havens of hatred to develop? Now that they so vividly realize their mistake, how do they get rid of them without being savagely attacked by Islamic subversives such as ISIS? What's even a bigger question is why do people in America see nothing wrong with conceding small segments of America to people who belong to a religion committed to destroying us? You think it isn't happening in America? May I call your attention to Dearborn MI. There are rumored to be small no-go zones being started, but Dearborn is far and away the largest such zone in the country. Not long ago there was a Christian organization marching in support of a Christian event when a large group of Dearborn Muslims savagely beat and stoned them, even with Dearborn police standing by and watching. They wouldn't even respond to the desperate pleas of the Christian marchers.And while this is going on we have a Muslim loving president who refuses to relate Islamic terrorism with Islam. He just can't bring himself to saying anything against his preferred religion. And yet, there are people who will still vote for him. Unbelievable.Oh yes, and they mass produce, vote, and run for political office (as democrats). The Obama administration is loaded with Muslims, some of which are purported to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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"Peter" has some thoughts on cyber-security.
How did government communicate electronically before the Internet?
Does anyone remember the ARPANET? The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was one of the world's first operational packet switching networks, the first network to implement TCP/IP, and was the predecessor of what was to become the global Internet. It was built in 1969 to connect the various Defense agencies and contractors involved in developing systems of all types. Eventually many universities involved in similar research were also connected to ARPANET.
Users of ARPANET were hard-wired into the network because much of the content on the network was classified. Eventually they were able to safely transmit most forms of documents and graphics and communicate by what we now call email. Because the ARPANET was a stand-alone network not connected to any other unsecured network, it was secure from hacking or sabotage from outsiders.
Why don’t we still have stand-alone government networks not connected to the Internet? The work could still be done securely and without hackers from other countries stealing our data and sabotaging our networks. Contractors would adopt whatever practices the government chose to use in order to get the contracts. Why do government workers need the Internet? What can they do on the Internet that they couldn’t do on a secure, stand-alone network?
An Inspector General’s report awhile back shed some light on the subject. They inspected the workstations of several hundred government employees and found that their government computers were frequently used to view and even download pornographic images and videos. They were used to look up or update FaceBookaccounts. They were used to send out personal messages on Twitter and other similar services. In other words, the Internet access was for the personal convenience of the employees, to the detriment of the government (and taxpayers).
Why do our leaders in the Defense Department, the Military, the IRS, FBI, Homeland Security, the Congress, etc. allow this compromise of national security, efficiency and effectiveness? Any network that has a connection to another network with Internet access is at risk of hacking and sabotage. Why would the CIA, FBI, NSA, IRS, Pentagon, or any agency that needs confidentiality want to expose their networks to other networks with Internet access? Because they want Internet access for themselves and they’re willing to put their country at risk to get it. It’s NOT a necessity, only a convenience.
It’s time that the leaders of government, including the President, man up and admit their laziness and lust is costing the rest of us dearly. Will Congress members (either party) pass legislation limiting Internet access except where required to do the job, or where the network contains classified data? Ha! That’ll be the day…
"Rook" has some thoughts on leadership.
In recent years we have seen Islamic Jihad terrorism grow exponentially. We have seen Muslims attack and murder soldiers, police and civilians in the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia and throughout the Middle East. We have seen Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AKA ISIS) conquer huge swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, soundly defeating the Iraqi Army in the process.
During those same recent years we have seen and heard President Obama repeatedly say that terrorism is on the decline and Al Qaeda has been "decimated." Obama has said we don't need troops in Iraq or Afghanistan and we don't need our military to be as strong as it was in previous years. He says we don't need GITMO or all the intelligence that can be gathered by capturing and interrogating terrorists. He has released GITMO prisoners, only to have many of them show up in new terrorist leadership roles or on the battlefield. We have seen Obama "slow walk" our air power in the fight against ISIS, allowing less than 5% of the sorties per month than our military is capable of in a single day.
We need some answers to get America and Europe back on track in the fight against the spread of Islamic terrorism. Is Obama's Islamic upbringing causing him to sympathize with the enemy and manipulate our foreign policy and military to give advantage to the Islamic terrorists? Or is he and his hand-picked inner circle so inept, incompetent and stupid that they don't understand the consequences of their decisions and actions?
No matter which answer is correct, the consequences for our national security are the same. When our military power is compromised or degraded the entire world is affected. Our allies lose confidence and fail to take decisive action. Our enemies are emboldened and become more aggressive. That is why we have such growth in the number and magnitude of terrorist attacks against the free world. The Muslim terrorists, the Russians and the Chinese smell weakness and fear in the U.S. and our allies. The Muslim terrorists will continue their slaughter; the Russians and Chinese will continue their aggressive and invasive behavior until we regain strong and competent leadership.
"Ernie" has some thought on what he would do to put the U.S. on course.
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"Ernie" has some thoughts about liberalism vs. individualism.
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"Ernie" has some thoughts on this year's events. Allow me to wish each of you a Merry Christmas while it's still legal to do so. Ever wonder what Muslims do on Christmas? Well, seems some of them play golf in Hawaii. As we go about sweeping and cleaning up the place at the end of 2014 it's interesting the things you find laying around that many folks have forgotten about. For example there's the uncovering of all the lies told to get ObamaCare passed and to keep it from being repealed. And in that same vein there're all the shenanigans a corrupt administration and democrat controlled congress did to get this disaster passed in the first place. But in fairness, those latter violations of legislative protocol were in the sweepings of 2009 and have long ago been trashed, swept under the rug and forgotten. And let's not forget that 2014 was the year the GOP establishment almost completely destroyed the TEA Party. You know, that grass roots movement that won the day for republicans in 2010.
This year after yet another landslide election win we saw the GOP return to their normal position of licking the boots of democrats in order to be close to the power. Among the sweepings we find very little mention of this once proud group of patriotic Americans and most of those scraps are just stale quips from SNL. Then again there's the IRS fiasco. By the end of the year it looks like the media has pretty well got this scandal under control and on its way to the trash heap with other Obama scandals that they've successfully whitewashed. Among the sweepings we see little pieces of conservative comments by Cruz, Goudy and other remnants of the TEA Party vowing to get to the truth. Yeah, good luck with that. Lots of comments about Obama's foreign policy (or lack thereof) laying around.
Occasionally we see something about forgotten "red lines", abandonment of Iraqis, blind eye toward Iran, and the betrayal of those pesky Israelis who just won't give up and turn their country over to ISIS. Even tho it's obvious that their greatest ally, the president of the USA, would very much like to see that happen. Prevalent among the sweepings are scraps pertaining to how the government threw law enforcement under the bus in favor of mob rule, so long as the mob rule is blacks against whites. No visa versa here. Yes, the Alinsky rule of dividing the country by race, gender, social class, religion, etc made a giant leap forward in 2014.
The sweepings contain way too many discarded sins of the Obama administration to list them all here, so let's end this with a comment about the new management style known as leading by memos. You have to give Obama credit, when the adverse publicity about excesssive executive orders grew more intense he replaced them with "memos from the boss". I mean, who can fuss about that? Memos in the business world are as common as political contributions. This year 2014 might be most remembered for the year that the government was reduced to the executive office, negating any/all power, influence and oversight by congress. When schools used to teach history I think this was called a dictatorship. Oh well, the stock market's still booming. Best wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a better 2015. Course with no effort to impeach underway I don't see much improvement in the forecast. But fear not with McConnell and Boehner in charge of the House and the Senate you'll no doubt see a whole lot of......uhh...nothing? See you next year.
"Legion" has some thoughts on our current state of affairs.
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"Ernie" has some thoughts on Ferguson.