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  • Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU explores sanctions

    04/17/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT · 5 of 6
    wtd to Texas resident
    • Reset
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      -Texas resident

    It's the progressive way:

    Here is a quote found in Trevor Loudon's book "The Enemies Within". With nearly 700 pages, you will find the following quote in the prologue, beginning @mid 3rd paragraph...

    "...The reality is that if America loses its comic dynamism, its ability to generate huge wealth, it will inevitably also lose its military superiority.

    If America loses its position as the world's number one military super power, who will take its place?

    The Universe abhors a vacuum. If America is no longer the world's leading military power, someone else will be.

    Realistically, that can only be Russia or China, or more likely, an alliance of Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. Such an alliance is already partially built through the little publicized Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

    Founded in 2001, the SCO is an economic, political and military alliance binding Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

    SCO "Observer" states include Iran, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Afghanistan.

    "Dialogue Partners" include Sri Lanka and Belarus.

    Add to those neo-communist ruled countries such as South Africa and Brazil, the Latin American leftist ruled nations such as Equador and Argentina, most of the Islamic nations and international Islamic terrorism, and you have a huge potential power bloc. All allied against the United States.

    As the U.S. Dollar slowly sinks and America's prestige and power goes with it, Russia, China, and Iran grow bolder. America's allies such as Israel, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Britain, Germany, Poland, and Georgia , can all see the writing on the wall. The message is clear. Every man for himself, or make your peace with the "Evil Axis".

    America's allies are looking at the leadership coming out of Washington and they are horrified.

    If America got into a major war with Russia or China tomorrow, many of them would stay neutral. If Russia, China, Iran and all their allies all attacked a weakened and disarmed America in ten years time, it's hard to imagine anyone coming to Uncle Sam's aid. Some current "friends" may even join the anti-U.S. alliance. The Western alliance would struggle to win WWIII today. In another decade, there may be no Western alliance left to even fight.

    If America continues down the current path of impoverishment and disarmament, it is only a matter (of) time before combined forces of Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Vietnam, and their Islamic protégés come to dominate the planet.

  • China proposes to create SCO security center (Sino-Russian alliance)

    04/17/2014 6:04:10 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    wtd to theBuckwheat
    Here is a quote that expands the definition of wiki's entry as found in Trevor Loudon's book "The Enemies Within". With nearly 700 pages, you will find the following quote in the prologue, beginning @mid 3rd paragraph...

    "...The reality is that if America loses its comic dynamism, its ability to generate huge wealth, it will inevitably also lose its military superiority.

    If America loses its position as the world's number one military super power, who will take its place?

    The Universe abhors a vacuum. If America is no longer the world's leading military power, someone else will be.

    Realistically, that can only be Russia or China, or more likely, an alliance of Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. Such an alliance is already partially built through the little publicized Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

    Founded in 2001, the SCO is an economic, political and military alliance binding Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

    SCO "Observer" states include Iran, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Afghanistan.

    "Dialogue Partners" include Sri Lanka and Belarus.

    Add to those neo-communist ruled countries such as South Africa and Brazil, the Latin American leftist ruled nations such as Equador and Argentina, most of the Islamic nations and international Islamic terrorism, and you have a huge potential power bloc. All allied against the United States.

    As the U.S. Dollar slowly sinks and America's prestige and power goes with it, Russia, China, and Iran grow bolder. America's allies such as Israel, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Britain, Germany, Poland, and Georgia , can all see the writing on the wall. The message is clear. Every man for himself, or make your peace with the "Evil Axis".

    America's allies are looking at the leadership coming out of Washington and they are horrified.

    If America got into a major war with Russia or China tomorrow, many of them would stay neutral. If Russia, China, Iran and all their allies all attacked a weakened and disarmed America in ten years time, it's hard to imagine anyone coming to Uncle Sam's aid. Some current "friends" may even join the anti-U.S. alliance. The Western alliance would struggle to win WWIII today. In another decade, there may be no Western alliance left to even fight.

    If America continues down the current path of impoverishment and disarmament, it is only a matter (of) time before combined forces of Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Vietnam, and their Islamic protégés come to dominate the planet.

  • Dennis Prager--Why the Jews are so hated..

    04/15/2014 7:16:01 PM PDT · 51 of 69
    wtd to dontreadthis
    Re:
    BTW, there are very few kibbutzim remaining in Israel compared with the past.-dontreadthis
    In an earlier comment, #40 , ought-six suggested the following:
    "To: dontreadthis “Jews represent capitalism.” Actually, Jews are far more widely known as embracing socialism. Ever of kibbutzim? European socialism was pretty much created by Jews, and most certainly was applauded by Jews. It’s one of the reasons Jews tend to flock to the Dims. Never made any sense to me, given their respect for education.

    The suggestion that kibbutzim is a Jewish tradition since it's beginnings causes me pause.

    It brings up an interesting question.

    I thought kibbutzim sprang up in Israel post WWII as a viable new beginning for Jewish survivors arriving with nothing but their willingness to persist by the sweat of their brow and firm belief in maintaining cultural and religious traditions. It makes sense that those who miraculously survived the holocaust and pograms arrived with no physical shelter or monetary means to settle with a family to support. Forming a collective like a kibbutz made it possible for survivors to work, provide for and raise a family.

    Surely kibbutzim created industries which operated on capitalist practices creating profit.

    This would also explain why there are fewer kibbutzim today than in the post war era. As the deserts of Israel bloomed from the profit of decades of kibbutzim industry, families no longer relied on kibbutzim to survive. Families could move to independent households and into the rapidly expanding & profitable commercial industries of Israel today.

  • U S Govt. Promotes Islam in Czechoslovakia

    04/15/2014 5:50:53 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    wtd to onedoug
    And Congress does nothing, as usual. Or is Congress in on it too? Which, the more I think about it, I’d bet they are. -onedoug
    Doesn't Congress still authorize funding anymore? Or is this one of the (p)resident's pet projects via executive order?
  • Bill O’Reilly: Jeb Bush is using my line

    04/10/2014 12:39:07 PM PDT · 14 of 19
    wtd to jimbo123

    If allowing foreigners to break the law to gain financially on the taxpayer dime is an “act of love”...wth is it considered to demand foreigners who respect our laws to continue jumping through bureaucratic hoops at their own expense? This so called act of love is undermining truth, justice and the American way to it’s very core. When that blows, there won’t be enough mercy to protect these traitors from what they brought upon themselves.

  • Death Certificate Used to Steal Woman's Identity

    04/10/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    wtd to xzins
    Off topic, sort of . . .

    Yes, identity theft is becoming rampant where any published personal details can be used to undermine personal security . . .unless, of course you are of a protected class-protected by the doctrine of polictical correctness.

    Ever read an obituary or burial details of a Muslim terrorist? Yes, the successful shahid is celebrated by fellow wannabes. But have you ever read an obituary of a deceased felon who may be or is suspected of being a revert who died in the act of jihad?

    Take for instance Jeffrey Tyrone Savage. He is the shooter, now deceased, who disarmed the female sailor and murdered another male sailor at the Norfolk Naval base last month. Savage murdered his best friend, was a convicted felon who was potentially exposed to prison dawa and for which I cannot locate a visible obituary posted online.

    One article I read mentioned his family members relief that he recently turned his life around and resided with his wife and children, one of his own from a previous relationship.

    Begs the question, was this remarkable 180 in behavior due to a relatively recent conversion to Islam (aka reversion)?

    Any freeper have a link which reveals Muslim obituaries, or terminology to search for details of such?

  • Video: Knife-wielding student wounds 20 at PA high school

    04/09/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · 49 of 87
    wtd to 2ndDivisionVet
    Alex Hribal, Franklin Regional Stabbing Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/04/franklin-regional-stabber-alex-hribal/

  • Fort Hood gunman (Ivan Lopez) vented on Facebook about Sandy Hook shooter, Iraq

  • Captain America: Red, White, and False: Hollywood politics with fake patriotism.

    04/06/2014 6:49:04 AM PDT · 18 of 21
    wtd to Owl558

    Though late to this discussion, I saw it last night (Sat) and left with a feeling of foreboding.
    The tie in to current events, what with NSA snooping/Universal healthcare w/electronic records/IRS bullypit . .. it was quite unsettling. Entertaining, worth the admission price, but unsettling. That Robert Redford played the most appropriate part, worthy of his progressive sainthood was a bonus. One of his acting last roles as this type of character is fitting to say the least.

  • College Isn't For Everyone

    04/06/2014 5:56:40 AM PDT · 19 of 86
    wtd to Kaslin
    Progressives permit only certain opinions in university as witness to this
    • Ottawa U disruption

      "Janice Fiamengo is a Professor of English at Ottawa University. On March 28 she attempted to give a lecture on the double standards of feminism and the discourse of “rape culture”. The lecture was shut down before it started by a group of Communist provocateurs who were determined not to allow any discussion of ideas contrary to ‘The Narrative’. Eventually, they pulled the fire alarm. No arrests have been made so far. None are expected."link
  • Terrific! Batteries on Missing #MH370 Black Box Were [NOT!] Expired, Due to Be Replaced

    04/05/2014 12:46:01 PM PDT · 57 of 72
    wtd to txrefugee
    re:
    #10 Travelers who have to fly foreign carriers should have all their affairs in order. They are really risking their lives.-by txrefugee

    Some already, apparently do, even on the infamous MH370:

    Agony of the wife whose husband gave her his wedding ring and watch before boarding missing flight MH370 'in case something should happen to him'

    • *Paul Weeks was on the missing flight as he made his way to new job
    • *Before leaving he had taken 'lots of photos' of his family, his wife has said
    • *She said he left her his wedding ring and watch in case something happened
  • Farage blames BT advert for useless degrees - as he calls for Britain to legalise all drugs

    04/05/2014 7:13:25 AM PDT · 9 of 11
    wtd to Marie
    Importing Islam into prisons is the number one offensive and dangerous drug currently allowed.

    It not only mentally disables (current primary excuse used to dismiss jihad) but like a virus spreads through prison condoned dawa which gives converts (reverts) certain protections

    • in personal safety,
    • dietary considerations,
    • personal grooming exceptions,
    • prayer accomodations,
    • effectively permitting 'religious based' segregation rights...

      its absolutely criminal to permit this institutional discrimination.

  • Farage blames BT advert for useless degrees - as he calls for Britain to legalise all drugs

    04/05/2014 6:46:02 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    wtd to Berlin_Freeper
    A clearer picture of (UKIP) Nigel Farage, Who are you?, an hour long UK Channel4 video documentary reveals more about UKIP/Farage in an attempt to destroy them. Some feature points:

    • 71% of UKIP supporters are independent minded 50+ years of age 28:33 Farage: "Every pub is a parliament" where hard working, taxpaying responsible adults congregate and discuss politics. The the local pub patrons consider
    • the state is too big, too bossy, too greedy and
    • voters want/need to lift the shackles of taxation & regulation,
    • responsible voters borrow money, take risks because wealth isn't created by governments, it is created people.
    • The common sense of a saloon bar believes saving is better than borrowing and we should live within our means.
    • UKIP stands for freedom and self reliance, rejects political correctness

    • 35:00 discusses immigration issues, described by political opponents as LI>36:20 Farage is another Hitler, or as David Cameron describes Farage's supporters as lunatics, fruitcakes &/or secret racists.

    • 38:00 Future immigrants will need a work visa. They will have to support themselves and their families for five years before becoming eligible for welfare benefits, free health care & free education.

    • 38:28 Farage: "We as a party are not opposed to immigration. We are not opposed to immigrants - BUT - What we do say is there are a lot of jobs being done in this country by people, mostly from Europe, that frankly, should be being done by our own people."

    • 44:52 discusses the question of a potential electoral pact between Tory EU Skeptics & UKIP. . .Farage's answer: absolutely no.

    • 45:15 illustrates how political opposition threats are disposed of by incumbents temporary, election-serving embrace of the issues making the opposition popular.

      Especially gratifying, and worth playing the video again to locate the following quote, was the alarm expressed by “The Independent” Columnist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, from which I quote (ff 49:56)

      “Everything they say, A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y..... E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G ..... T-H-E-Y..... S-A-Y ..... I-S ..... C-O-N-T-E-M-P-T-A-B-L-E..... T-O..... M-E!

      worthy a hearty chuckle . . .

      Then ff50:55 to continue:

      “What has to happen between now and the elections that are coming up is that the media has to be kind of controlled in terms of how often Farage gets to the airwaves. I think we should be very, very worried.”

      Censorship – “The Independent” way.

      UK's Labour/Tory/msm are frightened by UKIP's popularity and are working overtime/doubletime to prevent their success in the coming election cycle.

  • Hungary’s Fidesz tipped to win big in Sunday vote

    04/05/2014 6:20:34 AM PDT · 3 of 6
    wtd to Erik Latranyi
    Other points of interest which bring voters to the Jobbik platform can be derived from this quote in the excerpt:
  • Conservative party descends into civil war as 100 Tory rebels prepare to defy Cameron on EU

    04/04/2014 6:38:54 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    wtd to wtd; Gen.Blather
    Additionally, here are some additional notes from the documentary:
    • 28:33 Farage: "Every pub is a parliament" where hard working, taxpaying responsible adults congregate and discuss politics. The local pub patrons consider the state is too big, too bossy, too greedy and voters want/need to lift the shackles of taxation & regulation because responsible voters willingly borrow money & take risks since wealth isn't created by governments, it is created people. The common sense of a saloon bar believes saving is better than borrowing and we should live within our means.
    • 71% of UKIP supporters are independent minded 50+ years of age who believe in self reliance & utterly rejects political correctness
    • 35:00 re: immigration issues, described by political opponents as 36:20 another Hitler, or as David Cameron describes Farage's supporters as lunatics, fruitcakes &/or secret racists.
    • 38:00 Farage suggests future immigrants will need a work visa. They will have to support themselves and their families for five years before becoming eligible for welfare benefits, free health care & free education.
    • 38:28 Farage: "We as a party are not opposed to immigration. We are not opposed to immigrants.
    • 44:52 discusses the question of a potential electoral pact between Tory EU Skeptics & UKIP. . .Farage's answer: absolutely no.
    • 45:15 illustrates how political opposition threats to Tory/Labour hegemony are disposed of by incumbents...by temporarily embracing the issues making the opposition popular to undermine the opposition's political platform.
  • Conservative party descends into civil war as 100 Tory rebels prepare to defy Cameron on EU

    04/04/2014 5:35:10 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    wtd to Gen.Blather
    In case you haven't the time to view the entire video, this quote from the Tory/Labour interview-ees who expressed quite a bit of concern answers your question . . .
    • "“UKIP has the highest percentage of working class supporters”
  • Conservative party descends into civil war as 100 Tory rebels prepare to defy Cameron on EU

    04/04/2014 2:45:15 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    wtd to Gen.Blather
    This May or may not help with understanding. UKIP, a political party appears to be successfully challenging the Tory, Labour hegemony that wreaked chaos on the island nation. Nigel Farage is a charismatic politician currently in the EU parliament and with UKIP, a political shooting star. Defying every attempt to undermine Farage's popularity, the following documentary attempts to put UKIP and Farage in a negative light and fails miserably. About an hour in length, worth your time.
  • My Vehicle Milage Has Dropped 5%+. How About Yours? (VANITY)

    04/04/2014 4:46:58 AM PDT · 33 of 112
    wtd to 2right
    2right wrote: Don’t rule out the winter fuel blend. You might be back to normal once they go back to warm weather blends.
    I, too, drive in the northeast. The cold weather does have an effect on the efficiency, especially with a hybrid. However, there was no apparent difference in the mpg due to the temps that I could document. The most serious weather related issue I dealt with in my hybrid was the inability to disable the hybrid feature and force the engine to take over as I attempted to drive a steep incline during a snow event. When the hybrid is driving slowly, the motor does not kick in, saving a lot of gas. However, as my car began to slip on the slick very steep mountain road, the hybrid refused to let the motor kick in and I stalled, leaving me at the mercy of gravity when I lifted my foot off the brake. I could not force the engine to kick in as the tires slipped on the road surface. Not fun. I managed to let the car slide back down into my tire tracks, turn around and safely return home . . .plan my purchase for a non-hybrid AWD/4WD vehicle to replace it. It was nice saving BIG$$ on fuel but family safety trumps that concept.
  • My Vehicle Milage Has Dropped 5%+. How About Yours? (VANITY)

    04/04/2014 4:36:35 AM PDT · 29 of 112
    wtd to Haiku Guy
    I did notice the drop in MPG but the precipitous drop began mid 2012. In Feb. 2012, I had an accident which totaled my car, then inherited an '08 Prius w/>100k miles from my spouse who drove 200 highway miles a day to work.

    I drove the '08 Prius locally, getting 54.4 miles to the gallon. No complaints there. By 2013, I noticed the mpg in the '08 dropped to 40.8. I chalked it up to the cars age, wear, and change of routine. I no longer own that '08 vehicle as the batteries were needing replacement soon.

    Perhaps there was more to consider with the mpg decline, given your post. I'm curious to see how the comments on this post develop.

  • Megyn Kelly Won’t Name Ft. Hood Shooter On Her Fox News Show (Video)

    04/03/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT · 19 of 101
    wtd to Responsibility2nd
    Sources confirm yesterday's Fort Hood shooter is 34 year old Ivan Lopez. Military officials will not confirm that name. -- @annawerner 7:07am - 3 Apr 14. Via CBS Twitter Link got above CBS Twitter feed. https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSNews I'm posting the link to this twitter feed because it is supposedly reported that Lopez's wife is cooperating with the investigation, and the time stamp on the tweet indicates the military has yet to confirm shooters identity. What reason would the military have in holding back now?
  • Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez sought mental health treatment

    04/03/2014 6:30:40 AM PDT · 17 of 61
    wtd to driftdiver
    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCNews

    No record shooter saw any combat while deployed in Iraq, - Jim Mikeliszewsi

  • FBI, US military in hunt for one-time recruit planning 'Fort Hood-style Jihad' (April 1)

    04/03/2014 3:59:53 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    wtd to PaulCruz2016
    EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Army recruit whose 'Ft. Hood-inspired jihad' prompted alert not a threat: FBI April 1st "UPDATE" from FoxNews:
    • "An Army recruit who triggered a military and law enforcement alert IS NOT considered an immediate threat by the FBI - even though the agency said he told friends he planned a "Ft. Hood-inspired jihad" against fellow soldiers" and warned it was "imminent." John Thomas Booker, 19, of Topeka, Kan. enlisted in the Army in February and was due to report for basic training on April 7. But the FBI interviewed him in March and alerted the Army, which formally discharged him last week. He is now in an undisclosed mental health facility, sources told FoxNews.com.
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Individual Free Speech Contributions

    04/02/2014 10:42:20 AM PDT · 18 of 24
    wtd to jazusamo

    Perhaps my understanding of this is incorrect, but doesn’t lifting the limits work against Conservatives as well? Consider all the foreign contributions this administration received from ‘Mickey Mouse identities’ in the West Bank.

  • Magnitude 8.0 quake off Chile sparks tsunami warning along Latin America's Pacific coast

  • Boston Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

    04/01/2014 11:07:34 AM PDT · 18 of 19
    wtd to MeshugeMikey
    Thanks for refreshing my memory about this one time 'person-of-interest.

    From your link:

    Fox News reporter Todd Starnes has also reported, “The Saudi national who was initially detained and then ruled out as a suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack had been flagged on a terror watch list and was granted a student visa without being properly vetted, sources have told me.”

    Starnes report no longer appears on the Fox News website, but can be found on Townhall.

    Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has told TheBlaze that he has detailed information on the Saudi national and confirmed that Al-Harbi was to be deported under Section 212 3b of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Alongside three other Congressmen, Rep. Duncan has requested a classified briefing on the Saudi national and the deportation order.

  • Boston Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

    04/01/2014 8:56:16 AM PDT · 1 of 19
    wtd
    This is the same character who was visited in the hospital by the 'first lady'.
  • MH370: New last words from cockpit: 'Good night Malaysian three seven zero'

  • MH370: New last words from cockpit: 'Good night Malaysian three seven zero'

    04/01/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT · 31 of 70
    wtd to wtd; Uncle Chip
    Malay chutzpah . . .
  • MH370: New last words from cockpit: 'Good night Malaysian three seven zero'

    04/01/2014 7:53:58 AM PDT · 29 of 70
    wtd to Uncle Chip
    Uncle Chip wrote:
    The problem here is that international law puts the Malaysians in control of the investigation but until the Malaysians sign over the investigation to someone else, this investigation is going nowhere and nothing of any significance will be pulled out of the ocean. And unfortunately that appears to be what the Malaysians intend.

    Then witness response from the Maly-Gainsay-Olympics. . .

    • Why are Malaysian lawmakers kept in the dark over MH370, asks DAP
      Lim said US officials close to the investigation said that the FBI examined data it received from Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's flight simulator, but found nothing illuminating. Lim said clearly, US lawmakers were kept in the loop by US investigators into the missing MH370 and were regularly informed of the latest updates. "It is not the case in Malaysia as MPs, whether from Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat, are kept completely in the dark about the developments of the MH370 crisis," Lim said. "Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is at the centre of the biggest and longest ever multinational search and rescue operation for a missing aircraft," Lim said.
  • MH370: New account of cockpit last words

    03/31/2014 11:54:08 AM PDT · 27 of 72
    wtd to exit82
    Morphing the MH370 narrative keeps going and going and...
    • (Flight MH370) We never said the plane actually ‘crashed,’ Malaysia insists

      Malaysia took issue with the word “crash’’ today, saying the official government statement on March 24, never said so. Words like “Crash" or “no survivors" had never been mentioned by Prime Minister Najib Razak (Pictured reading the statement on March 24) when announcing that the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 “ended’’ in the southern Indian Ocean on March 24.

    • MH370 Crash: Capt Zaharie's Family and Friends Call the Daily Mail Report, "Total Lie", Photograph Is Not His Family

      MH370 crash: Capt Zaharie's family and friends rubbish Daily Mail report

      "Dr Mohammad Ghouse Noor, a close friend of Zaharie said that the tabloid was spreading lies and that their report was slanderous.

      Dr Ghouse, moderator of the "Friends of Captain Zaharie MH370" Facebook page said he had spoken to a very close member of Zaharie's family, including Zaharie's son, who has strongly condemned the report.

      "It's a total lie, where do they get this story from? ..."

      [snip]

      "When contacted, Dr Ghouse said that the photos used in the tabloid were not of Capt Zaharie's family or his wife.

      "There isn't a photo of his wife. It's actually Zaharie's niece's family and nothing to do with Faezah," he said.’

  • Rand Paul: America Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 8:47:40 AM PDT · 28 of 129
    wtd to thetallguy24
    The analogy can be extended to his opinion on how to address Islamic hegemony. Rather than point out the danger inherent in Islam, let's not anger them.

    P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 10:15:44 AM PDT · 29 of 35
    wtd to flyover

    unfortunately, until ‘we the people’ manage to reign in our elected officials to remind them of their solemn oath of office, and take a 180 turn from this administration’s treasonous agenda, this is all par for the course.

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 10:12:34 AM PDT · 28 of 35
    wtd to Jeff Head

    This nation mourns the loss of this young sailor, a true hero in every sense of the word.

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT · 27 of 35
    wtd to ApplegateRanch

    Thank you for taking the time to clarify that point.

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 7:28:47 AM PDT · 20 of 35
    wtd to Vermont Lt
    Consider the information in this comment posted at link:
    • Submitted by Brett13 on Wed, 03/26/2014 at 5:31 am.

      I am a retired Navy CPO and work on NOB.

      My questions is... Why was this "contractor" given access to the base after taps and did anyone validate his bill of lading?

      Installations onboard do not normally take deliveries after working hours unless arranged in advance.

      I stood many a gate guard during my 20 yrs of service and this person's need to be onboard after normal working hours would have raised a red flag for sure.

      Ship's don't take deliveries after taps and if they do they are well aware of who and what is being delivered.

      Regardless of time of day an 18 wheeler should never be permitted onboard without a valid lading and POC at end point."

      Are you suggesting that if "they shot him almost immediately" this is proof of decent security, Vermont Lt?

      Savage managed to drive his company's rig to the dock by virtue of that TWIC. Another scenario with multiple intruders driving an unchecked rig to the destroyer at the dock by virtue of a TWIC could prove far more catestrophic, don't you think?

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 7:13:54 AM PDT · 17 of 35
    wtd to SueRae
    re:
    "RAPIDGate program...performs background checks on those that don’t have DOD or Federal credentials. -SueRae

    Evidence the Gorelick (Clinton) virus (Gorelick wall enabled 9/11) persists via mutation.

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 7:08:24 AM PDT · 14 of 35
    wtd to Truth29
    re: "the Petty Officer who was disarmed was female. This fact was avoided in the article. Did the physical mismatch have anything to do with the subsequent shooting?" - Truth29

    via WHDH.com: "...[Savage]got into an altercation with a female petty officer and disarmed her, Navy officials said. Palomino said Mayo stepped over the disarmed officer and fired his weapon at the assailant. He was serving on watch for the installation that night and came to help once he saw the civilian board the ship."

    [SNIP]

    On Wednesday, the Navy appointed Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley to lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Harley's role will be different from that of criminal investigators, and will include a review of base procedures, according to the Navy.

    Apparently she was not only disarmed but on the ground when Mark Mayo 'stepped over her' & took the bullet to save her.

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 6:54:41 AM PDT · 7 of 35
    wtd to Jeff Head
    PilotOnline.com: Navy launching 2nd investigation ...

    ". . .the Navy is launching a second investigation - on top of one being conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service - that will examine how the shooter made it through the gate as well as another checkpoint before the pier."

    Additionally,

    "Mario Palomino, NCIS's agent in charge, said investigators haven't determined a motive. They don't think the assailant, who Palomino said did not work for the Defense Department, knew anyone on the Mahan.

    And they don't think the attack was planned.

    "We have been able to rule out any additional threat to the Navy," Palomino said. "We have ruled out any link to terrorism."

    "RULED OUT ANY LINK TO TERRORISM", "attack wasn't planned" -

    Pray tell, based on what evidence?!

  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT · 1 of 35
    wtd
    Obama's recent nomination of Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division resurrected discussion about
    "...Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which ruled that the use of background checks in hiring is racially discriminatory. In 2012, the EEOC issued "guidance" to the nation's businesses, citing statistics showing blacks and Hispanics are convicted of crimes at significantly higher rates than whites. Therefore, the EEOC ruled, excluding job applicants based on their criminal records would have "a disparate impact based on race and national origin."

    The TSA is responsible for issuing TWIC credentials and has a history of hiring felons for their ranks.

    Quoting Debbie Schlussel's discussion on this subject, from 2010:

    If the TSA will hire a convicted felon robber, who won’t they hire? And why is the TSA screening us, when the agency refuses to screen . . . its own employees? Absurd is an understatement. Is the TSA really this desperate for employees? Are there really so few qualified unemployed Americans applying for a TSA position?

    Despite his priors, and potential exposure to prison dawa, this Savage's most recent act of trespass and murder have been immediately deemed unrelated to terror.

    Of note in the above report is the consistent 'know nothing' characterizations/silence about this Savage's character by his neighbors and employers.

    Few circumstances yield such consisent silence about a criminals character.

  • Son of Malaysian Airlines captain breaks silence about father

    03/28/2014 4:22:06 AM PDT · 17 of 17
    wtd to wtd
    another photo of Captain Shah with male child suggesting youngest son is significantly younger than the 26 year old male reports continue claiming to be his 'youngest' son.
    • (from this report which suggests there are four photos, yet all four are identical images)

      Perhaps the youngster in these images is a grandchild, but there is no effort whatsoever to distinguish such information in any of the Shah family images provided by the msm.

      This lack of clarity suggests an intentional effort by the manipulative media to draw sympathy for this pilot.

  • Slain Sailor Was "Heroic," Jumped in Front of Gunman, Navy Officials Say

    03/27/2014 4:43:51 PM PDT · 48 of 55
    wtd to robowombat
    The name of the killer was released earlier this afternoon, via HamptonRoads.com: as Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, a 35-year-old felon who was living in Chesapeake.

    Savage used his transportation worker credential to drive a semi truck onto Norfolk Naval Station on Monday night and used the same card to walk through another security checkpoint at Pier 1, where he boarded the guided missile destroyer Mahan.

    On the ship, Savage stripped a gun from the petty officer of the watch and shot and killed Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo, a base guard who responded to the scene. Savage was shot and killed in the scuffle. Mayo returned fire, a source close to the investigation said, but its not clear if it was his shot that hit Savage.

    This afternoon, Savage was identified as the shooter by Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

    NCIS has confirmed Savage had no reason or authorization to be on base, according to a Navy news release.

    The security breach at Norfolk Naval Station raises questions about the card Savage used to get on the base. The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, was created a decade ago, primarily to ensure security at civilian marine terminals. The government ID cards are also sometimes used to access military bases.

    To get a TWIC card, a worker must provide personal information, including fingerprints, and pass a background check conducted by the Transportation Security Administration. Some felonies disqualify applicants from receiving the security pass, but manslaughter is not listed among them. Savage's conviction for distribution of a controlled substance might have disqualified him had it happened within the past seven years. More than 2 million people hold valid TWIC cards nationwide.

    Since the TWIC program was created, it has faced questions about its cost and usefulness, especially because some installations don't have devices to read the cards. Norfolk Naval Station is among them. Instead, guards at gates and security checkpoints make sure the people presenting TWIC cards match the photos on the cards.

    According to Navy policy, a TWIC card can only be used to access a base or pier if the card holder also presents proof of official business on the installation. Savage, who drove a semi-truck without a trailer onto Norfolk Naval Station around 11 p.m. Monday, did not have business on the base, Navy officials said.

    Truck drivers who regularly pick up and deliver freight at Norfolk Naval Station say gate security procedures vary. Occasionally, the guard will search the trailer or ask to see a work order. But usually, according to truck drivers interviewed by The Virginian-Pilot, a TWIC card alone is good enough to get past the gate and onto the base in Norfolk.

    "Normally, the bases that recognize the TWIC, once you show it to them, they wave you right on through," said Charles Dirago, a driver for Sheridan Logistics, which transports military equipment across the country. "They might ask, 'Pick up or delivery?' But they don't usually ask for any proof."

    Other military bases, including Fort Hood in Texas, require drivers to "jump through more hoops" to gain access. "There is no universal standard," Dirago said. "It depends on the base."

    Kaylin Minton, spokeswoman for U.S. Rep Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, said he would consider further action once NCIS and Norfolk Naval Station complete their investigations.

    “The safety of our men and women in uniform remains a top priority for our office,” Minton said. ____

    Mayo and Savage's bodies were taken to Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, where a doctor from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner’s Office conducted autopsies, a spokesman for the examiner’s office confirmed.

    Spokesman Paul Stone said a doctor from the office traveled to Portsmouth from the office on Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to conduct the examinations.

    He completed them Tuesday, Stone said. The examiner’s findings will now be compiled in an autopsy report and turned over to investigators. Stone said the report would take about six weeks to prepare.

    Navy officials informed Mayo's family of his death Tuesday. His body was no longer at the hospital.

    Savage's body remains at the hospital. Family has not yet come forward to claim it for burial.

    ____

    Savage had been in and out of jail over the years, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2008 in connection with the 2005 death of a 30-year-old man in Charlotte, N.C. He and the victim, Maurice Griffin, were riding in a car and began struggling over a gun, said a spokesman with the N.C. Department of Public Safety. The gun fired and the victim was eventually left on the side of the road, where he died.

    Savage fled to his home in Portsmouth, where he was later arrested and returned to North Carolina. Savage was released on those charges in 2009, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Prior to that, Savage served five years in federal prison in Maryland for selling cocaine.

    Griffin, 30, had one child and was also from Hampton Roads. In 1996, he pleaded guilty in Chesapeake to charges of distributing cocaine, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, with six suspended.

    Eric Loulies, 40, believes Savage lived across the street from him in a townhouse in the Western Branch section of Chesapeake. He said he couldn’t recall ever speaking to Savage, but saw him in passing.

    He said unmarked law enforcement vehicles showed up in the complex on Tuesday, the day after the shooting. It started with one sedan, whose occupant staked out the complex from a side street for at least a couple hours. Then, as many as seven other unmarked vehicles joined him, lining up on a street that leads into the townhome community.

    At first, Loulies thought they were involved in a drug bust, which he said are not uncommon in the area. But when he called the Chesapeake Police Department to inquire about the situation, he said police weren’t aware of any activity there.

    The men stayed for several hours, but it did not appear that they took anything out of the residence, he said.

  • Slain Sailor Was "Heroic," Jumped in Front of Gunman, Navy Officials Say

    03/27/2014 4:17:41 PM PDT · 43 of 55
    wtd to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
    "...or has security been compromised by PCism?" - MadMax,the Grinning Reaper
    TSA is responsible for issuing the TWIC IDs
    "WAVY.com video report asked TSA to reveal who else is required to hold similar TWIC ID
    • *Merchant Mariners
    • *Port Facility Employees
    • *Longshore Workers
    • *Truck Drivers

    via HamptonRoads.com

    To get a TWIC card, a worker must provide personal information, including fingerprints, and pass a background check conducted by the civilian Transportation Security Administration. Workers pay approximately $130 for a card and must reapply every five years.

    Some of that information, including the fingerprints, is embedded in the card. But since the TWIC program was created, it has faced questions about its cost and usefulness, especially because some installations don't have devices to read the cards. Norfolk Naval Station is among them.

    Instead, guards at gates and security checkpoints make sure the people presenting TWIC cards match the photos on the cards.

    [snip]

    Guards typically would not allow a TWIC card holder onto a pier if they hadn't been told ahead of time, he said. It's unclear whether that was the case Monday.

    [snip]

    A week ago, the Pentagon released a series of recommendations to improve base security after last year's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A civilian contractor, Aaron Alexis, killed 12 people before shooting himself. Gortney helped lead the review. Among the recommendations was a continuous evaluation system to routinely update background checks of people who hold security clearances to access military installations.

    The Mahan returned to Norfolk in September after an 8-1/2-month deployment that included time in the Mediterranean Sea because of the civil war in Syria. The ship was commissioned in 1998 and has a crew of about 250 sailors and officers, according to a Navy website."

    • via comment posted at that link:

    • "Submitted by Brett13 on Wed, 03/26/2014 at 5:31 am.

      I am a retired Navy CPO and work on NOB. My questions is... Why was this "contractor" given access to the base after taps and did anyone validate his bill of lading? Installations onboard do not normally take deliveries after working hours unless arranged in advance.

      I stood many a gate guard during my 20 yrs of service and this person's need to be onboard after normal working hours would have raised a red flag for sure. Ship's don't take deliveries after taps and if they do they are well aware of who and what is being delivered. Regardless of time of day an 18 wheeler should never be permitted onboard without a valid lading and POC at end point.

      Also note:

    • The service originally said the civilian had some level of access to the installation but later backed off the assertion.

      via kfvs12.com

      To get a TWIC card, a worker must provide personal information, including fingerprints, and pass a background check conducted by the civilian. Some felonies disqualify applicants from receiving the security pass, but manslaughter is not listed among them.

      Savage's conviction for distribution of a controlled substance might have disqualified him had it happened within the past seven years. More than 2 million people hold valid TWIC cards nationwide.

  • Slain Sailor Was "Heroic," Jumped in Front of Gunman, Navy Officials Say

    03/27/2014 1:50:03 PM PDT · 11 of 55
    wtd to All
    NCIS identifies Mahan shooting suspect

    "NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has confirmed the civilian gunman who opened fire on board USS Mahan Monday, killing a Sailor, is 35-year-old Jeffrey T. Savage of Portsmouth.

    Court documents obtained by WAVY News 10 show a Jeffrey T. Savage of Portsmouth has a criminal history, including a manslaughter conviction in North Carolina in 2008. We have reason to believe it is the same person.

    Capt. Robert E. Clark, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Station Norfolk, said the shooting happened on board USS Mahan at Pier 1 Monday around 11:20 p.m. when a male civilian, now identified as Savage, shot and killed Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, 24. Savage was confronted by ship security, a struggle occurred and Savage disarmed the petty officer of the watch. He then used that weapon to fatally shoot MA2 Mayo. Security forces responding to reports of shots fired then killed Savage.

    Savage was an employee of Majette Trucking.

    Capt. Clark confirmed Savage had a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) ID when he gained access to the base just after 11 p.m.. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you can obtain a TWIC card even with a criminal history.

    NCIS investigators have determined Savage had no reason to be at the base.

    MA2 Mayo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 2007 and began working in Norfolk in May 2011.

    "Petty Officer Mayo’s actions on Monday evening were nothing less than heroic. He selflessly gave his own life to ensure the safety of the Sailors on board USS Mahan (DDG 72),” said Capt. Robert E. Clark, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Station Norfolk.

    Paul Stone with the Armed Forces Medical Examiner’s Office said autopsies have been performed on MA2 Mayo and the civilian suspect. He told WAVY.com the results will likely take four to six weeks. The results will immediately be handed over to the NCIS, which is the lead investigating agency.

    Stone said the autopsy was done at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Tuesday. Toxicology tests will also be performed.

    Mario Palomino, Special Agent in Charge NCIS, said during a Wednesday afternoon news conference the agency has ruled out terrorism as a motive. He said preliminary evidence does not indicate this was a pre-planned attack.

    There is no motive for Savage’s actions.

  • Son of Malaysian Airlines captain breaks silence about father

    03/27/2014 12:42:08 PM PDT · 6 of 17
    wtd to ColdOne
    • 1. Recall that Pilot MADE 'mystery' phone call before MH370 left Kuala Lumpur
    • 2. Police deny British tabloid’s report that MH370 pilot RECEIVED phone call before take-off"  
    • 3. Note the "Shah family" photo, an image provided by media of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah & family
    • 4. Contrast that image with the following images and quote from this Captain's youngest son provided by theUK DailyMail: Flight 370 pilot's son dismisses speculation via UK DailyMail:
      "I've read everything online. But I've ignored all the speculation. I know my father better," Ahmad Seth Zaharie, 26, said in an interview published Thursday by the New Straits Times, an English-language Malaysian newspaper."

      The first image of this Captain's 'family' implies his YOUNGEST son is in the photo. That image appears to be of a young boy who is less than five years old. Yet the quote is provided by a young man of twenty six years of age, Ahmad Seth, claiming to be his youngest son. The Captain appears to be the same age in both photos.

  • Navy: Sailor in Norfolk base shooting died protecting [female] colleague

    03/27/2014 6:48:14 AM PDT · 63 of 78
    wtd to cva66snipe; All
    Update:

    PilotOnline.com: Navy launching 2nd investigation ...

    Among other new information, Clark said the assailant - whom officials have identified but not named publicly - should not have been on the base that night. At the gate driving a tractor-trailer cab, he used a valid credential called a TWIC card, issued to transportation and maritime workers. But Mayo's shooter also should have had a legitimate business reason for coming in, and Clark suggested he didn't.

    "On this particular evening," Clark said, "he did not have authorization to be on my base."

    Clark said the Navy is launching a second investigation - on top of one being conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service - that will examine how the shooter made it through the gate as well as another checkpoint before the pier.

    Mario Palomino, NCIS's agent in charge, said investigators haven't determined a motive. They don't think the assailant, who Palomino said did not work for the Defense Department, knew anyone on the Mahan.

    And they don't think the attack was planned.

    "We have been able to rule out any additional threat to the Navy," Palomino said. "We have ruled out any link to terrorism."

    He said that before Mayo died, he shot back.

    *****

    comment at link:

    Anyone find it curious Submitted by RivahMitch on Wed, 03/26/2014 at 6:14 pm. that while the government immediately announces that "there's no link to terrorism" the name of the murderer, presumably on it's TSA approved ID card, has NOT been released?

    **********

    yeah . . .there are a few of us that remain curious. I suspect there are several additional curious posters at the comments section of that site given the number of deleted comments based on

    "rules violation. Reason: Disparaging ..."
  • Muslim Group Successfully Kills Planned ABC Series

    03/25/2014 8:00:45 PM PDT · 20 of 26
    wtd to GeronL
    No mention of God in the Noah movie . ..true, GeronL . . .however,
  • Muslim Group Successfully Kills Planned ABC Series

    03/25/2014 7:20:48 PM PDT · 5 of 26
    wtd to lbryce

    Its one thing to censor entertainment in shariah based nations . . .like the new movie “Noah”. It’s quite another to allow shariah censorship in the West.

  • How a UK firm ... used a nineteenth century mathematical model to track missing flight MH370

    03/25/2014 5:23:01 AM PDT · 5 of 25
    wtd to Star Traveler
    Narrative morphs:

  • China Demands Malaysia Turn Over Satellite Data

    03/25/2014 4:00:19 AM PDT · 6 of 26
    wtd to Brandonmark
    Wonder if China is aware the MH370 narrative is shifting rapidly.
    • Image of Yahoo front page

      reveals PILOTS MAY HAVE TRIED TO SAVE PLANE

      "The evidence suggests the behavior of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is not consistent with a sinister act. (Officials change their narrative)"

      also

    • ABC.net (Australia) reported
      "Security expert Professor Joe Siracusa (RMIT University) says the most likely explanation for the dramatic course change of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was criminal activity, but not terrorism."

      Pass the popcorn.

  • MH370: Families Called to Urgent Meeting; Malaysia Press Conference 10 a.m. EDT 3/24/14

    03/24/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · 304 of 338
    wtd to wtd; yield 2 the right
    Search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspended after confirmation it went down in Indian Ocean via News.com.au

    "THE Australian Maritime Safety Authority has suspended the air and sea search for MH370 today due to bad weather.

    “Due to rough seas, HMAS Success departed the search area early this morning and is now in transit south of the search area until seas abate. A sea state ranging between 7 to 8 is forecast today with waves up to two metres and an associated swell of up to four metres,” it said in an update.

    “The area is also forecast to experience strong gale force winds of up to 80km/h, periods of heavy rain, and low cloud with a ceiling between 200 and 500 feet.”

    AMSA said conducting the search in such conditions would be hazardous and pose a risk to crews.

    “AMSA has consulted with the Bureau of Meteorology and weather conditions are expected to improve in the search area in the evening and over the next few days. Search operations are expected to resume tomorrow, if weather conditions permit.”