Friday, August 31, 2012

An example of regime change
            This is a practical example of what a change in government in the USA means to me.
            All judgment calls are my own, hence this is an info report.
            In my case, the mission is to be warm in the winter, like above freezing. I've got plenty of long john clothes to help the effort; and right now I have plenty of renewable wood to burn in my wood stoves so I should be warm and my pipes under the houses (two) don't freeze and burst. By the way, my water comes from springs which do not freeze over since the water comes out of the ground at 54 F. Oh yes, I live in rural east Tennessee on about a square mile of land, and I own it all, free and clear, including the mineral rights.
            But I also have a site about a quarter mile from where I live (as the crow flies) that has twice and independently  been found to be a very good site for drilling for gas and oil. The estimates were 99% will probably get gas, and 75% will get oil. Many similar wells are also around here.
            Now around here, oil and gas comes in seams, vice vast underground lakes. Hence a miss is as good as a mile as the driller penetrates down to the layers, like the Sunnybrook, Fort Payne, or even Monteagle layers.
            Now at age 64, I choose not to have to maintain all this, if the drilling is even successful.  Fortunately , there is an alternative where outsiders do it all ( to include things like injecting acid to liquefy the stuff if needed), and I just get a small royalty check every so often. That alternative should let my descendents have some breathing room. In the meantime I would hook up a gas line, with a transducer to soften the pressure at my houses, and convert over to gas from all electricity which is what I have right now.  Of course there is a Plan B, also; like use the royalty money just to pay the electric bill as long as public electricity exists.
            So on to the point of this information report.
            With the present political regime in place, I would expect the permitting process to take maybe ten years, and then finally get rejected.  If a new regime is in place, I suspect the permitting process might take two years, and probably be approved. So I choose to wait. Overall, that seems to be to my advantage, to include heating with the wood I cut in the interim.
            Of course the normal caveats, like environmental sensitivity, would be in effect, since that is in my interests, also. I would also add this is not like money in the bank, since others may drain the seam before I get to it.
            Yep, environment sensitivity is old hat around here, i.e., it is not something new. And most old wells around here eventually do go dry. So I guess-estimate I might get 100 years of heat out of this well before it to goes dry. Sounds like a good problem to have, to me.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Numbers count, too
       The obvious example is in the military and national defense. If a leader chooses not to risk limited assets to losses, then as  good as these assets are, these assets are also of limited value if not used, or run out do to enough losses, if used.
            But when I thought about it some more, this idea applies to many other things, too.
            Like in being invaded by hordes probably sick, cold, and hungry during a societal collapse. No amount of home defense will probably work if the numbers are wrong. We all have our low lifes, wherever we live, and they are generally pretty smart, too.
            Like in lack of water, and food, which we do need in numbers based on how many people that need the water and food to live. We can't eat money, or gold, for that matter.
            Like in lack of heat, due to cutting down too many trees; or do we have a sustainable base of trees. Now this heat could be to warm our bodies, or just to cook with.
            Like in finance, as if no one will loan us money because our taxes can't pay all the bills.  Bottom line, one must pay their bills with a good record to earn a loan, or even the confidence we will pay back the loaners money, plus interest. Yep, numbers count, too; plus trust, faith, and confidence.
            Like in politics, as if a minority can deny the majority, then no amount of effort can deny the numbers, in the end. I just hope it doesn't take a revolution, civil war, or insurgency to make it happen. As always, I still prefer the vote to give us "numbers" a chance to influence the policy and laws, if this is even the case.
            And last, our world population, which continues to grow. Numbers count, too, like we humans may consume all our resources, and have vast die offs as a miserable result. Or maybe it will be some kind  of pandemic, which will kill off so many of us. Whatever, the numbers will count, too.
            If this process happens, like numbers count, it won't be fun. And it most likely will mentally scar our children and their future leadership until the day they grow old and die. Bummer. But numbers do count.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I must be missing something
       Maybe it is because I am a culturally crude American?  Maybe not?
            In my case it is Ramen soup. Having lived in Japan for two years, I do kind of like Ramen soup. And I have tried both ways to make it, like the traditional way, and the quicker modern way. In either case, I think this idea of how to make Ramen soup has arisen since the end of WWII (like 1945), so the tradition and methods are not that old, though I am confident some can go back thousands of years to the Chinese origins.
            Back to "I must be missing something", like the idea. Recently, I had a friend my age visit, and he said something like he never did like or get the idea of the movie "Blade Runner".  I jumped right on it, and agreed. Maybe more than just I had missed something in this popular old movie? Even watching recently an old Brittany Murphy movie called "The Ramen Girl" reinforced my thinking. I liked the movie, by the way.
            Now as a now old person (age 64) and Marine, I know to assume, maybe worry, that I am "just missing something" that most other people think of, like already get. That's a big deal to me. But also, I know the idea of leadership, like say what I think, and do it respectfully, like don't complain, but provide solutions (respectfully of course), which are all about us, most of time.
            Back to the real world. I just added a brown country beaten egg to the modern Ramen mix in a Japanese rice cooker, plus added some scissor cut up pork, plus some small cut scallion onion stuff to the mix, and will see what happens. I am confident I will eat it all.

Kudos to some former leaders in the Marine Corps

       They are Al Grey and Chuck Krulak; both ended up becoming Commandants of Marines because they were sharp.
                        Al Grey was a bundle of energy who read a lot. He even came up with the "warrior" term one hears so often these days, plus bringing back the term "expeditionary" which had been retired earlier. I remember him mainly for starting the integrated ideas of professional military education (PME) for officers, staff non-commissioned officers (Staff NCO's), and non-commissioned officers (NCO's). And of course his idea of reading lists for the various rank levels as one needs more knowledge as they rise up. And he focused like a light beam on trigger pullers, and improving the tooth-to-tail ratio.
                        Chuck Krulak actually implemented and improved much of the schooling ideas restarted by Al Grey.  In my mind he even extended the idea down to start at boot camp in initial training. Even now  I think Marines are believed to be good soldiers with commando type training and can-do thinking, but still less that a special operations trained person.  And I think he also started the idea of the Marines and Navy being a 911 force for the USA. That he was flexible and used improvisation was demonstrated, to me, when he used the Consumer Reports method of dots, full, half-full, and empty, when explaining a force reduction plan.
                        Both were true leaders each in their own right, and kudos to them.
                        Said another way, they were better than competent...they were true leaders.

                             And the good news is that the world is just oozing with young leaders growing up in the world to continue in their ancestors ways.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Welcome to disarmament
       Recent discussion about whether or not a Russian submarine spent time in the Gulf of Mexico undetected is, and probably will be, a question without an answer to most of us.
            Yet even one open source intel report I get stated certainly the USA knew about it (if it was there), but offered the statement as one of faith, not facts. I think this retired intel person was born after WWII, and his faith is probably based on his experience, which in the past is a fair assessment, in my opinion.
            Yet we, the USA people and federal government, have been downsizing the military since the end of the cold war in the 1990's. Besides the logic of downsizing, there is also the natural tendency in the USA to do so anyway.  Now when downsizing, one can either get it just right, cut too much, or cut too little. It's hard to get it just right, so more probably we will cut too much, or too little.
            Whatever, we now have less military capability than two decades ago. And it has been on purpose.  Now most probably think by squeezing DOD, we can do more with less, and that is a valid point.  That idea includes the many who depend on DOD (Department of Defense) to make a living for their family. But at the same time, and again, we have less capability than we had two decades ago, and will have even a smaller military, both in size and capability, in the next few decades the way things are going.
            The recent sequestration law and process seem to be accelerating this disarmament process.
            So, and it is happening right now, and it will only get more limited; if we say "jump", we may not have any "jumpers", or enough "jumpers".
            The obvious results are many. Perhaps regional despots around be world will be more emboldened.  Perhaps regional expansionism will begin or accelerate without checks. Perhaps future USA leaders will be more limited in what they can do, and know. Perhaps many many will die because of wars that might not have happened in other circumstances. Perhaps we can't recruit enough "volunteers" if they are constantly deployed away from their families. After all, we may recruit a person, but most often we retain his or her family.
            Is that what we voters want?  Right now that is what our Executive and Legislative Branches are doing, right out in the open, by the way.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Bell Curve Factor
          It often struck me as funny how we humans so often equate intelligence, education, and experience as the same. They're not!
            And if you buy the Bell Curve idea, then most of us are average in intelligence, as much as that hurts most of us to hear. Now intelligent we humans truly are in general, which is good; and most would say we are at the top of food chain and dominate the earth. This situation is probably due to our intelligence.
            Now we do vary a lot in our educations, and education does matter. Recently a 20 something year old person told me he had never heard of the Bell Curve. A few years ago a  USA presidential candidate said we had 57 states in the new world USA. Recently Ohio (the state) had its name misspelled at a local state university.  A couple of years ago an elected local leader in Michigan did not know that Texas shared a boundary with Mexico.  The percentage of college freshman that need remedial courses is ever growing. So, to me, if we have poorly educated voters and leaders (which I think has been happening), we will probably get poorly educated decisions that do affect our lives never-the-less.
            And then there is experience.  Most know of someone who may not be too smart, maybe poorly educated, but has a lot of experience (probably from the school of hard knocks), and succeeds in life, like is happy. Experience usually comes along with aging, but there are naive old people, too. I guess they just missed out in the school of life, or have been otherwise affected.
            As to the Bell Curve graphic in this post, one either buys it or doesn't buy it.  I buy it. And it applies to more than humans, like even in the distribution of artillery shots, but that is another story.
            Last if you buy the idea that it has taken decades to dumb down our voters and leaders, then it will probably takes decades to recover, like better educate them.  But one has to start somewhere, and to me the local school board election is just as important as the higher level federal presidential election.
            Decades of adding wonderful subjects to educating our children, now often grown voters and leaders, may have caught up.  After all, there are only so many hours in the day, and days in the year, to educate our children; future voters and leaders that they will become. Said another way, every time we add a subject, it usually means, under the table, that we give up something, too. Now most just want to work and have families, and educating them to be happy is a big deal, at least to me. Said even another way, is educating our children the mission, or is education more an adults job program?
            Now that's a voter decision, to me.
            And in the meantime, good on the parents who persevere to educate their children in a way that helps their future, to include their happiness! It certainly does not happen by itself.

Just a lament
       Back in the late 1800's some mostly British and Russian diplomats divided up the Caucus area of our world.
            Well today I lament that they did not create a nation for the Kurds, the Pashtuns, and the Baluchis.  Today the Kurds have people in parts of Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. The Pashtuns are heavy in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Baluchis are prevalent in parts of Iran and Pakistan.
            Of course these diplomats and rulers at the time are long dead, but we humans today are still fighting over this area. Even Alexander the Great recognized much of this when he invaded this part of the world.
            For example, have you ever heard of the Durand Line, and the probable main reason it was drawn up on a paper map.
            Now I think I understand why our USA State Department supports the present day boundaries created by these now dead diplomats.  Unfortunately, a lot of the affected people in these areas don't support these boundaries over a century later.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Browning the pasta

      In my case, it is just Rice a Roni, and the pasta is vermicelli.
            Now I am cooking it in a Japanese rice cooker, and as an experiment, using finely sliced USA west coast sweet onions and local Tennessee potatoes vice ham (from somewhere) chopped up for flavor. And I am doing it in a beef broth base (from somewhere, too), with some extra seasonings (probably from Indonesia) added in.  Plus the browning of the pasta is in olive oil, probably from somewhere in the Mediterranean area.   All sounds good to me.
            And all this is from the local grocery store in Monterey, Tennessee.
            Now whether or not I like the output is to be determined.
            Worse case, I'll serve the leftovers  to the local yard dogs tomorrow, along with their dry dog food. Even the inside dogs are starting to go out and eat this stuff, too.
            Yep, tough love applies to our pets, also.
            So does good tasting food.

A pattern of behavior

            All the below made me think.  Make up your own mind! Now, for me, I don't believe more than 50% of what I read, but the percentage does go up if I read it twice from two independent sources. The trouble these days is that so many articles reference each other, kind of like a circular problem for the geeks in the crowd. Whatever, we citizens are subject to some pretty good propaganda these days.

      Do Obama's Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?

President Barack Hussein "kill list" Obama has offered over 135 Executive Orders (EO), and he is not even through his first term. He is creating a wonderland of government controls covering everything imaginable, including a list of "Emergency Powers" and martial law EOs. And while Obama is busy issuing EOs to control everything inside the US, he has been issuing EOs to force us to submit to international regulations instead of our US Constitution.

And comments by North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue and former OMB director Peter Orszag only contribute to this pattern.

Is it now time to start connecting the dots? Obama signed EO 13603 on March 22, 2012. Then he signed EO 13617 on June 25, 2012, declaring a national emergency. Then he signed EO 13618 on July 6, 2012.

In EO 13603, entitled, "National Defense Resources Preparedness," Obama says (among other things) that [we must]:

be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

Obama has the power, through this EO, to "nationalize" (not seize) private assets in order to protect national interests. Further, the EO effectively states that he can:

1. "identify" requirements for emergencies

2. "assess" the capability of the country's industrial and technological base

3. "be prepared" to ensure the availability of critical resources in time of national threat

4. "improve the efficiency" of the industrial base to support national defense

5. "foster cooperation" between commercial and defense sectors

There are pundits that suggest that by signing EO 13603, Obama has given himself power to declare martial law and suspend elections.

The main problem with EO 13603 is that the words/phrases in quotes can be interpreted in many ways, including ways that favor Obama and Democrats. Wait, we can have our Supreme Court decide what they mean. But that won't work since we know four of them to be Democrat hacks, and one justice can be influenced by the MSM.

In EO 13617, entitled "Blocking Property of the Government of the Russian Federation Relating to the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted From Nuclear Weapons," Obama says (among other things)that"

the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federation continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

Obama, by signing this EO, actually declared a national emergency. I guess that President Theodore Roosevelt's famous saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," can't apply in this case because we don't want to offend the Russians by having them honor treaties they signed (the "HEU" Agreement). But what's more important is that Obama can now "justify" any action he wants to take by citing EO 13617 since it declares a national emergency.

Then, in EO 13618, entitled, "Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions," Obama states (among other things) that:

The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. ... Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience.

Obama cites "national security" in this EO. I guess Obama sees ANY excuse for declaring a national security emergency will appear better than taking over the nation's communications assets by force

Want more examples of what Obama is doing?

  • EO 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
  • EO 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.
  • EO 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision
  • EO 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
  • EO 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
  • EO 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate and establish new locations for populations.
  • EO 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways, and public storage facilities.

Are we beginning to see a pattern here? We're being prepared for a national emergency. Then there's taking control. I personally think that what Obama is doing goes way beyond being prepared.

North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue (Democrat), on September 28, 2011, suggested that perhaps elections should be suspended for two years by canceling, until the economy recovers, the 2012 elections. After that remark got the reception it deserved, Pardue's staff tried to pass it off as a joke.

Former White House director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag, who, on September 14, 2011, in a The New Republic article entitled "Too Much of a Good Thing: Why we need less democracy," said that we are that we are hampered by too much democracy, that the constitutional system (not really a democracy) is too slow to react, and the deliberations and negotiations are simply too cumbersome. Orszag suggests that the constitutional rules of limiting government offers impediments to autocratic, dictatorial actions, and are just too great.

That North Carolina governor Perdue would even joke (if it was a joke) about canceling an election is frightening enough, but that Orszag, a former official in Obama's administration, believes that doing away with the US Constitution is a viable solution should cause every AT reader to quake.

I'm never comfortable with laws that give the government broad reaching powers in the event of a "national emergency," especially when there is no clear, set, unchangeable definition of what actually constitutes a "national emergency."

Circumvention of the US Constitution by any means possible is the ultimate goal of Democrats and the Obama administration because the 2012 election is shaping up to be a repeat of the 2010 election.

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but these three latest EOs and previous EOs Obama signed, coupled with Perdue's and Orszag's comments, suggest that something besides coincidence is going on.

Dr. Beatty earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University. He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision making. He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired. Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He blogs at:


Will Obama Keep Power 'by Any Means Necessary'?

Let's go there: if Obama thinks he's losing, will he allow safe and fair elections on November 6? And if he does lose, will he peacefully turn over power to Mitt Romney on January 20, 2013? Or will he cling to power "by any means necessary," as a highly placed insider alleges?

Now, I'm truly sorry to raise such disgusting, un-American, crazy-sounding questions, but, alas, they're not crazy, and I've got a disquieting amount of evidence. The Democrats have already accused Romney of murdering a woman with cancer, financial felonies, and not filing taxes for ten years -- the last charge delivered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor, on the basis of absolutely no evidence whatsoever.

By Democrat standards, I've got enough proof to put away Obama, et al. for life without parole.

Whatever chicanery Obama and his investors may be contemplating, it will probably unfold against some gargantuan crisis, manufactured or otherwise. So cast your mind back to September 11, 2001, the day of the New York mayoral primary.

In the chaos after the attacks, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who was term-limited from running, pleaded that his leadership was essential and that he should be granted an extra three months in office after his term ran out on January 1. Giuliani's unprecedented power-grab was rightfully scorned by his eventual successor, Michael Bloomberg. So what did Bloomberg do when he ran into term limits? He deployed his multi-billion-dollar fortune to manipulate the law and buy himself a quasi-legal third term, claiming that only he had the expertise to handle the 2008 financial crisis.

My point? Politicians a great deal more conventional than Obama have loathed giving up power, and they have used crises and unethical machinations to try to keep it.

Now, let's look at just some of the disturbing evidence that indicates that Obama and his investors are plotting something big:

Super-High-Level Trial Balloons

USA Today reported that on September 27, 2011, Governor Beverly Perdue, Democrat of North Carolina, told a Rotary Club audience, "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover[.] ... You want people who don't worry about the next election." When outrage greeted her suggestion, she retreated to the standard defense: she was just joking. What a kidder!

Meanwhile, that same month, Peter Orszag, Obama's former director of the Office of Management and Budget, published an article in The New Republic titled "Too Much of A Good Thing: Why We Need Less Democracy." In it, he posited that the country was too polarized; hence, "radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic."

Please note that these suggestions to suspend elections and radically reduce democratic control did not come from basement-dwelling bloggers. They came from the governor of the very state in which the Democrats are holding their national convention and from one of Obama's most prominent Cabinet members. Their close timing suggests that these ideas were circulating at the highest levels of the Democrat power elite.

"Whom Does the Government Intend to Shoot?"

That's the question recently posed by retired Major General Jerry Curry in the Daily Caller, in light of horrifying reports that the Social Security Administration is buying 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets for distribution to 41 locations in the U.S.

According to Major General Curry, Social Security's ammo spree follows the purchase by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of 46,000 rounds of hollow-point ammunition. Will they be shooting fish in a barrel?

Most terrifying of all, Major General Curry reports that the Department of Homeland Security ordered 750 million rounds of hollow-point ammunition in March, then subsequently ordered an additional 750 million rounds, including bullets capable of penetrating walls.

"This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen," writes Major General Curry, who wonders what plan might require "so many dead Americans."

I strongly suggest that you read Major General Curry's article for yourself, so you can appreciate the full horror of what he describes. After pointing out that Congress has done nothing to investigate these weapon purchases, Major General Curry, a 40-year veteran, concludes with these chilling words:

This is a deadly serious business. I hope I'm wrong, but something smells rotten. And If the Congress isn't going to do its duty and investigate this matter fully, the military will have to protect the Constitution, the nation, and our citizens.

Executive Orders

Obama may not be fond of governing, but he certainly does enjoy issuing executive orders -- 135 so far. As American Thinker's Warren Beatty points out, these little-reported edicts reveal an all-too-predictable pattern: concentrating all national power and resources in Obama's hands, in case of "emergency."

So far, Obama has granted himself the right to control all transportation, including highways, airports, seaports, and railroads, and all modes of communication, storage facilities, electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.

Should you resist any of these emergency measures, rest assured that the U.S. government is now well supplied with bullets.

Openly War-Gaming against American Citizens

A recent issue of the well-respected Small Wars Journal featured an article titled "Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A 'Vision' of the Future." Written by retired Army Col. Kevin Benson of the Army's University of Foreign Military and Jennifer Weber, a Civil War expert, the article helpfully game-played, in full operational detail, how the Army would destroy a local Tea Party insurrection.

The authors claim that should Tea Party rebels take over a City Hall, "Americans will expect the military to execute without pause and as professionally as if it were acting overseas"; therefore, "the Army cannot disappoint the American people, especially in such a moment."

The brazenness of this scheme for the U.S. military to kill Americans created a small, temporary stir. The Washington Times editorialized, "This is a dark, pessimistic and wrongheaded view of what military leaders should spend their time studying." The Washington Times also noted:

A professor at the Joint Forces Staff College was relieved of duty in June for uttering the heresy that the United States is at war with Islam. The Obama administration contended the professor had to be relieved because what he was teaching was not U.S. policy. Because there is no disclaimer attached to the Small Wars piece, it is fair to ask, at least in Col. Benson's case, whether his views reflect official policy regarding the use of U.S. military force against American citizens.

Active Partnership with America's Foreign Enemies

Many spectacles have enlivened presidential elections over the years, but 2012 marks the first time that high-level military personnel have felt compelled to publicly tell the president to stop leaking national security secrets.

A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives created a 22-minute video, "Dishonorable Disclosures," to shame Obama into shutting up about priceless intelligence related to bin Laden's death, British-Saudi penetration of al-Qaeda, and the Israeli-American Stuxnet virus attack on Iran's nuclear program.

Normally, presidents don't want to endanger American citizens and military personnel by leaking top-secret information -- but aiding and abetting the enemy is apparently all in a day's work for Obama.

And so, if he wants to stir up trouble before the election, either at home or abroad, he'll have plenty of enemy partners to help. First, he's got the Russians, to whose president he was caught whispering on a hot mic about missile defense, "This is my last election[.] ... After my election, I have more flexibility."

Second, Obama is this close to the Muslim Brotherhood, who are world-class experts on unleashing political violence. Obama helped the Muslim Brotherhood ascend to power in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Libya, and he's placed its operatives in the highest levels of the American government. Surely, such clever characters as Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff, and Mohamed Elibiary, a Homeland Security Advisory committee member, can be trusted to think up some exciting turmoil to apply where needed.

And finally, close to home, Obama can rely on the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, whom he supplied with thousands of guns. Gratefully, they used their American taxpayer-funded AK-47s to wipe out rival drug gangs and to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Attorney General Eric Holder is presently in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents on Operation Fast and Furious, and Obama ("President Transparency") has claimed executive privilege to withhold them.

Sending hordes of expensively armed drug gang members across our border should be a snap, now that Obama has crippled our Border Patrol. Just think of all the headline-grabbing distractions these energetic young men can unleash!

Active Partnership with Domestic Criminal Groups

When Louis Farrakhan met Ahmadinejad: now there's a romance made in the bowels of hell. Toss in the head of the New Black Panthers and fifty radical imams, and you've got the "Beast Axis" that was forged in a Manhattan hotel on September 27, 2010, according to The Blaze.

New Black Panther Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz boasted on Black Panther Radio that he "stands on solid ideological ground" with "His Excellency, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," who understands "the dynamics and the politics of world revolution."

Apparently, Obama approves of these antics, because his attorney general, Eric Holder, dropped charges against the New Black Panthers, even though they were caught on tape allegedly intimidating Philadelphia voters in the 2008 elections. Naturally, Holder's Department of Justice then lied about its actions, covering up its political motivations.

Holder specifically protected King Samir Shabazz, who now serves as national field marshal for the New Black Panthers. Shabazz spearheads the Panthers' ambitious new plan to "create inner city militaries that would go into nurseries and kill white babies and murder white people in the street."

Let's hope this "inner city military" is not what candidate Obama mysteriously referred to in 2008 when he pledged, "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

Imagine, for one monstrous moment, the destructive potential of this burgeoning alliance between the Obama-protected New Black Panthers, Obama's old Chicago associate Louis Farrakhan, and the genocidally obsessed Ahmadinejad. If your blood didn't run cold, you weren't imagining hard enough.

A Tsunami of Voter Fraud

On June 15, 2012, Obama bypassed Congress and issued de facto amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Suddenly, whole new vistas of voter fraud opened up to the Democrats. Admittedly, they've got to ramp up quickly for November, but this gang should prove up to the challenge.

Helping matters along, Holder is busy suing states that require photo ID to vote and attempting to disenfranchise the military. Together, these well-coordinated efforts should provide Obama with the means to pull off staggering amounts of voter fraud.

"By Any Means Necessary"

If all else fails, Obama and his investors may be prepared to keep power "By Any Means Necessary." This information comes from an uncannily predictive website called The Ulsterman Report. Those who have followed its fascinating interviews over the last couple of years with two anonymous sources, Wall Street Insider and White House Insider, have seen its scoops confirmed again and again.

Well over a year ahead of any other media, The Ulsterman Report was informing readers that Valerie Jarrett ran the White House and that Obama was strangely disengaged from the actual tasks of governing. It predicted the emergence of obscure figures -- Kamala D. Harris, who's now attorney general of California, and her brother-in-law, Tony West, the newly named acting associate attorney general at the Department of Justice, who's being groomed as Holder's successor.

Most crucially, shortly after the bin Laden operation, the Ulsterman Report revealed that Valerie Jarrett had canceled three previous bin Laden raids. That information now has been confirmed by Richard Miniter in his book, Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him.

Recently, a source known as Military Insider (MI) met with Ulsterman (UM) at the urging of Wall Street Insider (WSI) to issue a warning. A section of their conversation follows below:

MI: Approximately two years ago...not quite two years ago...I received information pertaining to an election contingency plan. For 2012. After the 2010 elections there were particular operatives...specific to the Obama administration and Democratic Party leadership...indicating an overwhelming need to secure a second term for President Obama. That document's title was...(pauses)

WSI: He can be trusted - I give you my word. Please proceed.

MI: That document's title was "By Any Means Necessary". It was unofficial - but we know it came directly from channels specific to the administration. We confirmed that.

UM: What channels? Who are you talking about?

MI: We believe it to have been authored by Mr. Sunstein. Reviewed and approved by Valerie Jarrett. Preparations for implementation are being done in part by Mr. Leo Gerard coordinating with...with high ranking officials within the Department of Justice, Homeland Security...and...the U.S. military.

We could dismiss the anonymous Military Insider's warning as overheated, unsourced hysteria. Or we could examine it as one more piece of evidence to place alongside all the evidence I've described above.

The greatest asset of Obama and his investors has been their warp-speed audacity. We're too stunned to believe what's happening in front of our eyes, and too embarrassed to mention it. Who wants to speak up and be ridiculed as an unhinged paranoid, marching with the tinfoil hat brigade?

But our best bet -- perhaps our only bet -- is to frankly confront this ugly reality. As Iran prepares to go nuclear and the global economy teeters, any number of "national emergencies" can suddenly erupt, demanding unprecedented measures by Obama to "save" us. We must be prepared with skepticism, outrage, and defiance of any actions to deprive us of our Constitutional rights.

America remains the last best hope on earth. And We the People must keep our power, by any means necessary.

correction: erroneous link to executive orders removed

correction: reference to work brigades and relocation centers removed

correction: number of executive orders issued by Obama changed to 135

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