Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Who Supports Obama?

One wonders just who in the world would support Obama.

What could they possibly be thinking?

Now we know!

In this eye-opening Rasmussen poll on the Supreme Court,
While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.
That sums it up!

McCain supporters ovewhelming respect the Constitution.

Obama's tend not to.

They expect he'll ram through their notions of fairness, for their concept of the "greater good", regardless of carefully crafted Constitutional procedures, checks, and balances -- the classic set-up for revolutionary dictatorship. And all with the best of intentions...

Also shocking is that of all American voters, fully 30% don't understand the importance of the Constitution -- and they are almost all Obama supporters:
During his acceptance speech last night at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, John McCain told the audience, “We believe in a strong defense, work, faith, service, a culture of life, personal responsibility, the rule of law, and judges who dispense justice impartially and don't legislate from the bench.”

Most American voters (60%) agree and say the Supreme Court should make decisions based on what is written in the constitution, while 30% say rulings should be guided on the judge’s sense of fairness and justice. The number who agree with McCain is up from 55% in August.
The educational system has failed completely.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Secret War With Iran: Author Interview

I was left this helpful comment at my previous post on the revelations from the book, The Secret War With Iran:
Ronen Bergman [the author of the book on the Secret War] will be my guest on News Talk Online at 5 PM Wednesday September 17.

To talk to Bergman please go to www.garybaumgarten.com and click on the Join The Show link. There is no charge.

That's tomorrow!

I've never read the reporting and commentary of Gary Baumgarten before, but here is his bio:
Award winning journalist Gary Baumgarten hosts the News Talk Online show on Paltalk.com. He asks critical questions, and invites people from all around the world to talk directly to his newsmaker guests using Paltalk's voice over IP technology. Gary came to Paltalk as director of news and programming from CNN where he was the radio bureau chief and correspondent in New York for a decade, where he covered, among other things, the 9/11 attacks in New York and Hurricane Katrina. He was previously reporter and assistant news director at CBS all news radio station WWJ in Detroit. Prior to that he was managing editor at Detroit Radio News Service and a reporter for the Jackson (MI) Citizen-Patriot, the Detroit News and a number of weekly newspapers. Paltalk is the largest multimedia interactive program on the Internet with more than 4 million unique users. News Talk Online is also syndicated by CRN Digital Talk Radio to cable systems serving an additional 12 million households.
It sounds like an interesting interview!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Thirty Years War

And I don't mean the war from 1618-1648, but rather the one with Iran that's been going on since 1979!

Though both are "religious" wars.

Is a counterstrike finally coming?

The Secret War With Iran

In August 2007, because certain intelligence agencies were not convinced of Israeli claims that President Bashar Assad was engaged in the construction of a nuclear weapons facility, Israel sent sent 12 members of the Sayeret Matkal commando unit into Syria in two helicopters to collect soil samples outside the site in question.
The results provided "clear-cut proof" of the nuclear project," investigative journalist Ronen Bergman writes in his new book, The Secret War with Iran.

A month later, Israel bombed the site, and in so doing reemphasized the Begin Doctrine - Israel's insistence that, for the sake of its own survival, it will not allow the deployment by hostile neighbors of weapons that might be used to destroy it.

Bergman's book, which will be published next week in the United States, is an expanded, updated version of his Hebrew-language The Point of No Return, which was Israel's best-selling non-fiction work in 2007.
Plainly, the author has been allowed access to a range of material hitherto kept classified by various intelligence services. Plainly, too, what he is publishing is material that Israel is content to have widely disseminated and some of which cannot be independently verified. The book was submitted to censorship, and not all of its content was approved, he told me when he dropped off a copy a few days ago, though it did sometimes seem as though he had run into the censor on a relatively benign day.

Most notable, perhaps, in this context, is the fact that the guardians of Israel's military secrets have allowed Bergman to provide a fairly extensive account of that September 6, 2007, raid on Syria's nuclear facility - whose purpose he states unambiguously was "the production of plutonium for the manufacture of atomic bombs" and whose construction, he reports, was a tripartite endeavor: "At a series of secret meetings between representatives of the three sides, held mainly in Teheran, it was decided that Syria would supply the territory, Iran the money [$1 billion-$2b.], and North Korea the expertise..."

Last year's raid was the subject of some of the heaviest military censorship that I have encountered in the past 25 years: Israel was desperate to take no official responsibility for the attack, and in this way to allow Damascus plausible deniability, to avoid a deterioration into war. There was no official confirmation of the raid, and for a long time after it, all references in the Israeli media had to include conditioning phrases such as the "reported" Israeli strike.

Apparently such concerns no longer apply. Bergman has been freed to describe, without the censor's usual required attribution to "foreign sources," the entire process by which the Syrian facility was built - with details of the shipments of material from North Korea and the dispatch of Korean scientists. He sets out the circumstances of that high-risk August fact-finding mission by Sayeret Matkal. And he is allowed to note that "a number of North Koreans" were killed in the Israeli attack.

Although destroying the site was an Israeli operation, Bergman makes clear further that "the Israelis and the Americans decided to act," and that the two countries coordinated on the official silence policy after the raid was successfully completed. "Prime Minister Olmert and President Bush decided that both countries would maintain a policy of total nonreaction, without exceptions, and without winks or nods. If the Syrians had not been in a hurry to issue their own statements, the whole matter might not have been disclosed at all."
A few weeks ago, the White House took the unusual step of issuing a specific denial of a report on Army Radio, picked up by the Post, which claimed that a Bush official recently told his Israeli counterparts that the president is planning to strike Iran's nuclear facilities before leaving office. Only this week, a newspaper in The Netherlands claimed that Dutch intelligence has abruptly halted an "extremely successful" ongoing operation to sabotage Iran's nuclear program because of an assessment that such an American strike is indeed just weeks away.
[A]s of May 2008, "the Mossad's estimate" is that Bush, "out of religious and ideological motives, will order a strike."
But the real threat - the player that gave Iran the vital resources to stride forward - was Pakistan, via its notorious nuclear salesman Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.
Plenty more, so read it all...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Palin Prediction

I predict that the media, after setting up tonight as the "make or break moment" for the GOP, based on Palin's upcoming speech, will declare her to have failed to dispel the "controversy" over her selection.

And that therefore the election is already lost for McCain/Palin and there's no need for even holding a vote.

Regardless of what is actually said tonight, that will be the spin.

Just like they said Kerry "won" all the debates against Bush.

I think they're afraid of actually having to debate.

UPDATE: I was wrong! The election WAS decided tonight:

McCain/Palin in a landslide!

Cooling Sun


Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

Drop in solar activity has potential effect for climate on earth.

The sun has reached a milestone not seen for nearly 100 years: an entire month has passed without a single visible sunspot being noted.

The event is significant as many climatologists now believe solar magnetic activity – which determines the number of sunspots -- is an influencing factor for climate on earth.

According to data from Mount Wilson Observatory, UCLA, more than an entire month has passed without a spot. The last time such an event occurred was June of 1913. Sunspot data has been collected since 1749.

When the sun is active, it's not uncommon to see sunspot numbers of 100 or more in a single month. Every 11 years, activity slows, and numbers briefly drop to near-zero. Normally sunspots return very quickly, as a new cycle begins.

But this year -- which corresponds to the start of Solar Cycle 24 -- has been extraordinarily long and quiet, with the first seven months averaging a sunspot number of only 3. August followed with none at all. The astonishing rapid drop of the past year has defied predictions, and caught nearly all astronomers by surprise.


In the past 1000 years, three previous such events -- the Dalton, Maunder, and Spörer Minimums, have all led to rapid cooling. One was large enough to be called a "mini ice age". For a society dependent on agriculture, cold is more damaging than heat. The growing season shortens, yields drop, and the occurrence of crop-destroying frosts increases.
Get ready for the Big Freeze!

Do your part to warm the planet -- increase your carbon footprint!

Little Known Palin Facts

Little known facts about McCain's running mate Sarah Palin!

Sarah Palin is the reason compasses point North.

To prep for her role as Tracy Flick in “Election,” Witherspoon spent the ‘98 seal clubbing season with Palin

Jesus has a bracelet that says, “WWSPD?”

Death once had a near-Sarah Palin experience

Sarah Palin was not flown to Ohio in charter jet- she ran as part of morning workout.

Sarah Palin begins every day with a moment of silence for the political enemies buried in her yard.

Sarah Palin’s finishing move in the VP debate will be pulling Biden’s still beating heart from his chest & taking a bite.

Sarah Palin doesn’t need a gun to hunt. She has been known to throw a bullet through an adult bull elk.

Sarah Palin will give birth to the man who will lead humanity’s war against the machines..

Sarah Palin is on loan from the Justice League.

If placed into Schroedinger’s experiment, both Sarah Palins remain alive.

Iran’s nuclear program is a response to Sarah Palin.

Global Warming doesn’t kill polar bears. Sarah Palin does - usually with her bare hands.

Sarah Palin knows the location of DB Cooper’s body because she threw him from the plane.

The raw energy of Sarah Palin melts the Alaskan ice roads every spring.

It’s not raining in DC. Those are God’s tears of joy that McCain picked Sarah Palin.
More facts are being unearthed every day!