Friday Wrap Up
January 4, 2013 4 Comments
First a little internal business, sometime today we will hit 30,000 views on Nebraska Energy Observer. I’d say that not really great for as long as we’ve been here but, it’s growing slowly and reasonably steadily which satisfies me. I have noticed that our growth has picked up some since Jess has been helping out here, which pleases me greatly because I think her viewpoint and perspective is very useful to us. Thank you.
Tomorrow 05 January 2013 is Hobby Lobby Saturday. if you’ve been playing Rip van Winkle, the family that owns Hobby Lobby and Mardels (an office supply and homeschooling store), have said that they will not violate their Christian beliefs and pay for contraceptives and abortifacients in their insurance package. This company is one that practices what it believes, and has a wonderful reputation with its employees and customers. They are facing $1.3 Million per day in fines in this matter, and they are preparing for that. If you believe in religious freedom, freedom of speech, property rights, or almost anything else that America was founded on, you will support them. This is an issue that all of us who believe in freedom can and should unite on, so go and spend some money and time on Saturday at their store near you. If you can’t make it, you can shop their web site at Hobby Lobby.com. There is also a Facebook page for the effort at http://www.facebook.com/events/124519804379663/. If you’d like to know more, go here and here.
If you value freedom, do it.
Then there is this, from Pravda, of all places. I’m no expert on Russian history. I’m not sure there are any, Jess tells me that a colleague of her co-author was trying to help advise their scholars because it had been changed so many times to suit the state that they didn’t know anymore (sound familiar to you who know American History?) But it fits with what I know, and even if not completely accurate it’s a good cautionary tale.
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor.
This well armed population was what allowed the various White factions to rise up, no matter how disorganized politically and militarily they were in 1918 and wage a savage civil war against the Reds. It should be noted that many of these armies were armed peasants, villagers, farmers and merchants, protecting their own. If it had not been for Washington’s clandestine support of and for the Reds, history would have gone quite differently.
Moscow fell, for example, not from a lack of weapons to defend it, but from the lieing guile of the Reds. Ten thousand Reds took Moscow and were opposed only by some few hundreds of officer cadets and their instructors. Even then the battle was fierce and losses high. However, in the city alone, at that time, lived over 30,000 military officers (both active and retired), all with their own issued weapons and ammunition, plus tens of thousands of other citizens who were armed. The Soviets promised to leave them all alone if they did not intervene. They did not and for that were asked afterwards to come register themselves and their weapons: where they were promptly shot.
Continue reading Americans never give up your guns – English pravda.ru.
Blogsense by Barb would like you to know that Obama is still plotting to have the UN implement Agenda 21 in the heartland, it’s being done quite quietly but, you know I don’t disbelieve it anymore. The more I read building and maintenance codes, the more believable it gets. here’s Barb.
“We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” ~ Prof. Stephen Schneider…“Agenda 21 is a blueprint for sustainable development using global warming as the motivator.”
Below is a sampling of the pork in the Sandy legislation which has nothing to do with providing relieve those living in areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Per Freedom Works:
$58.8 million for forest restoration on private land.
$197 million ‘to… protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.’
$150 million for ‘fishery disasters’, including fisheries in Alaska and the Gulf region…
…$17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), a program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark program.
This is only a fraction of the dubious spending proposed in the bill, which reads more like another federal stimulus program than a disaster relief bill.
Perhaps worse, out of the $60.4 billion in requested funding, about $55 billion is emergency spending above the spending levels authorized by the Budget Control Act.
Even if every penny of this huge sum were warranted, we should still find a way to pay for the disaster relief out of our existing $3 trillion-plus budget rather than adding further billions to our enormous deficit….
Continue reading The Sandy Aid Package….NOT. A Pig Fest, Scam and Money Grab YES.
Just another week in paradise, under siege.
- Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day (nationalreview.com)
- Pravda Warns Americans About Gun Control and How Soviet Communism Began (johnsimonds.com)
- Tragic letter from The Hobby Lobby CEO: results of personal freedoms slipping away (thebrennerbrief.com)
- What Hobby Lobby Should Do When Fined $1.3 Million Per Day (godfatherpolitics.com)
- Hobby Lobby’s Revolution Begins Today (pjmedia.com)
- Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Religious convictions vs. the ‘morning after pill’ (upi.com)