(Most citations of coincidental remarks by Fox News Channel personalities have been deleted from the original to reduce congestion and confusion in the material.)
In his book, "The Sum of all Fears", Tom Clancy conveyed to me a deep admiration for the inner workings of a two-stage thermonuclear weapon.
(I read the book while undergoing malicious prosecution by the Contra Costa County, Ca. district attorney's office. Those involved in the prosecution should appreciate my sentiments. One Shelly Miller comes to mind. What did I tell Referee Berkow to tell you? That court order you were operating under was not a restraining order, it was an epitaph, before the fact. It was obtained by perjury and was in the process of being overturned in the issuing court when you used it to preemptively assault me in a lower court. You think you can just crush a man without consequences? Class is in session. Exercising my covenant rights is not a crime. Apparently, basic due process of law is too much to ask, and failure to be cowed and acquiesce as a white male gospel-believing Christian is a felony offense in the State of California. You should have consulted the wisdom of Solomon. There's a reason police consider domestic disturbances some of the most dangerous calls to respond to. It's reckoning time. I'd say you grabbed the ears of the wrong dog.)
In terms of relative timescale, were it not for the rapidity of the nuclear reactions themselves, the high explosive shape charges that initiate the implosion of the fissile "pit" and the high intensity x-ray flux that it emits which is employed to induce the fusion reaction in the secondary stage of the weapon would scatter the whole works in a relatively low-yield cloud of chemical high-explosive destruction. What physicists accomplished in the Teller-Ulam configuration was a means of snatching thermo-nuclear victory from the jaws of chemical high-explosive defeat. While the physical effects of the detonation of the high explosive shape charges plod inward and outward at a relative grass-growing pace, energy from the fission reaction of the imploding plutonium "pit" is captured and focused by a precisely arrayed structure to create and sustain an environment of heat and pressure where subatomic fusion takes place. The nuclear stages of the detonation start and finish instantaneously. What remains of the high explosive detonation and the physical warhead itself at that moment are vaporized as rays of thermonuclear high energy pass through them, having been released as the intended function of the device. The fireball, the light, the heat, the pressure wave, the environmental destruction, the vaporization and permanent shadows of people near ground zero, and the mushroom cloud are all merely the outworkings of that instantaneous blink of subatomic energy. Tom Clancy entitled the chapter describing this sequence "Three Shakes", referring to the duration of the nuclear event itself and alluding to the colloquialism "...in two shakes of a lamb's tail". Glenn Beck enjoined his audience to "pray for time". I say "let there be Light!" Time does not illuminate. Light does. The Rolling Stones notwithstanding, time is not on their side. There was a scene in " We Were Soldiers" where an isolated detachment was hunkered down, trying to survive the night, and one of them said he smelled the enemy. The platoon leader called for illumination, the area was lit up, and sure enough, they were surrounded by the enemy. The illumination enabled them to locate and direct fire upon the enemy, wrecking their stealthy attempt to wipe them out under cover of darkness. "Detonation Broken Arrow" is precisely that kind of revelatory aid.
(Tom Clancy was probably the inspiration for the tactic of using edged weapons to gain control of a commercial airliner and convert it to a guided weapon of mass destruction in an attack on an occupied building. In his book "Debt of Honor", a Japanese commercial pilot blocks access to the cockpit and kills his fellow pilot with an airline steak knife, and then crashes his jumbo-jet into the Capitol Building during a joint session of Congress, de-capitating the U.S. Government.
"However, an embittered Japan Air Lines pilot, avenging the deaths of his son and brother—killed during the Pacific conflict—flies his Boeing 747 directly into the U.S. Capitol building during the proceedings. Nearly the entire United States presidential line of succession is eliminated, including the President, most of Congress, nearly all of the Cabinet, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and all nine Supreme Court Justices. Ryan, who had just been confirmed as Vice President moments before, narrowly escapes the attack and is immediately sworn in as President. He begins his term of office in the immediate sequel, Executive Orders."
Osama bin-Laden declared 9-11-01 a "great victory". It was clearly their intent to de-capitate the U.S. Government. They should be struck repeatedly upon the head with a shoe. Bin-Laden should have gone into U.S. federal politics, where real damage is being done, and where much lipstick is applied to many a porcine blunder. I wonder if he feels any shame about the fact that he has been used by the binarized U.S. Regime as an overblown bogey-man to induce public acquiescence to removal of Constitutional due-process restraints on domestic government power. What a double boob. And that Iranian Islamic tyrant appealing to white-supremacist radicals in the U.S.? What is that? Prosecuting "jihad" by political suicide? You know how the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing were caught? One of them attempted to recover the security deposit for the rented van they blew up in the parking garage. ("Selah". It means stop and consider that information for a while.) These Islamic "leaders" are so disconnected from the reality of their own incompetence that it beggars belief. No wonder they retain power only by brute force... Kinda sheds some light on the willingness of the Iranian People to cling so courageously to a glimmer of political liberty. Who's supplying the Iranian Regime's talking points...the Obama Administration? Or maybe just Janeane Garafalo in a "lone wolf " role...BTW Janeane, under the heading of "Historical Ignorance": "rednecks" were originally Appalachian coal industry labor organizers identifiable by the red bandannas they wore around their necks. You know... your kinda people. Under the heading of "Ethical Ignorance": painting an entire class of people with a condemnatory brush without giving them a hearing, or worse, making unfounded defamatory declarations as to their motives, is morally indistinguishable from "racism".)
Another Tom Clancy character, an armored cavalry commander, I believe, employed the wisdom in the following amusing vignette in his battlefield strategy: Two bulls, an old one and a young one, stood on a hilltop overlooking the herd. The young one suggested they run down and inseminate one of the heifers. The old one suggested a superior alternative, that they walk down and inseminate all of them.
The irony of citing the wisdom of humanized fictitious bulls will be apparent to the alert aficionado of ideological bloodsport.
(U) Exploiting Economic Downturn
(Sounds like the wolf considers the sheepdog "accusatory".)
I am neither a "lone wolf", nor a recruiter for any natural human organizations.
( I do reiterate the open invitation of Jesus Christ for eternal salvation through calling upon His name and belief of the Gospel.)
I tend to regard myself as an unaffiliated sheepdog.
A dead lion.
(Former Rep. Joe Kennedy told a story of his uncle's patience after he rammed a 15-foot buoy in a yachting race — a foul that earns you a trip back to the starting line. Ted Kennedy, though, refused to give up and ultimately won the race — a lesson, his nephew said, that Kennedy applied to every aspect of his life. "If people don't have health insurance, you stay in the race. If people don't have adequate health care, you stay in the race," Joe Kennedy railed.) No rest.
Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd were for the American dream of homeownership for low-income families. "Give us power, little sheep, and we'll give you housing."
15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
(U) Economic Hardship and Extremism
Historically, domestic rightwing extremists have feared, predicted, and anticipated a cataclysmic economic collapse in the United States. Prominent antigovernment conspiracy theorists have incorporated aspects of an impending economic collapse to intensify fear and paranoia among like-minded individuals and to attract recruits during times of economic uncertainty. Conspiracy theories involving declarations of martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps often incorporate aspects of a failed economy. Antigovernment conspiracy theories and "end times" prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement.
("to intensify fear and paranoia" ? Isn't that precisely what this DHS Report is intended to do in the law enforcement community... and in the wider spheres by "leakage"?)
Is it just me, or is DHS looking in the wrong direction for the "bad guys"?
(A blog hyperlink to a bonafide Halliburton Corp. webpage announcement of subsidiary "Kellogg, Brown & Root" winning contracts to build, on a contingency basis, domestic detention centers for the Federal Government is currently down. BTW, this has nothing to do with so-called "FEMA camps". Likewise, a blog hyperlink to a White House webpage describing classified, as in "not for public consumption", protocols for "maintaining Constitutional Government in a national emergency" now only leads to a current White House webpage with various routine announcements. [A transcript of the presidential directive is purported to appear here..] The internet is a fluid environment, to say the least.)
It is my opinion that the Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Assessment of April 7, 2009 cited above is an indirect, evasive, subversive, unlawful, contemptuous and vaguely threatening response to the petition entitled "Operation Broken Arrow". Many of the grievances and materials supporting the petition are represented in the intelligence assessment, except that they are accompanied by dire warnings that such views "fuel violent extremism and radicalization".
It is my opinion that the emergence of "Tea Parties" is a diversionary counterfeit of the private citizen dimensions of "Operation Broken Arrow".
O'Reilly, ever in control, had picked the best locations for the shoot and timed it so the sun would be in the right location. He shepherded the kids onto a gazebo overlooking the water, and they clustered around him. His own lovely young daughter leaned in affectionately close to her dad. Nobody needed to fake their smiles.
O'Reilly had written a story for PARADE called "What Children Can Learn From President Obama." He'd worked hard to get everything right--writing the piece, agreeing to the photo shoot, setting up the location.
"I have a question," I said, as we walked from the gazebo to a waterfront dock.
"Sure," said O'Reilly.
"Why did you write the article? Given your audience and what your fans expect of you, why write something supporting Obama?"
He stood very still for a moment, his tall figure framed against the very blue sky.
"I don't agree with all of Obama's policies," O'Reilly said. "But I admire what he's done as a person. I came from poor circumstances and I'm impressed by how he lifted himself up. I think it's a good lesson, and children can learn from it. We should take positive examples wherever we find them."
With that comment--and his article in PARADE--O'Reilly has also set an example.. We all become too entrenched in our positions--conservative or liberal, for the President or against him.
But life is more nuanced than we are generally willing to admit. We forget that most issues--and people--are complicated, with some parts to admire and others to improve.
Don Henley - The Garden Of Allah Lyrics
"Today I made and appearance downtown I am an expert witness,because I say I am And I said,'Gentleman....and I use that word loosely...I will testify for you I'm a gun for hire, I'm a saint, I'm a liarBecause there are no facts, no truth, just data to be manipulatedI can get you any result you like....what's it worth to ya?Because there is no wrong, there is no rightAnd I sleep very well at night No shame, no solutionNo remorse, no retribution Just people selling t-shirtsjust opportunity t participate in this pathetic little circusAnd winning, winning, winning' "It was a pretty big year for predatorsThe marketplace was on a rollAnd the land of opportunitySpawned a whole new breed of men without soulsThis year, notoriety got all confused with fameAnd the devil is downhearted Because there's nothing left for him to claimHe said, "It's just like home It's so low-down, I can't stand itI guess my work around here has all been done
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
"Provided that the retroactive application of a statute is supported by a legitimate legislative purpose furthered 31*31 by rational means, judgments about the wisdom of such legislation remain within the exclusive province of the legislative and executive branches . . . .
"To be sure, . . .retroactive legislation does have to meet a burden not faced by legislation that has only future effects. . . . `The retroactive aspects of legislation, as well as the prospective aspects, must meet the test of due process, and the justifications for the latter may not suffice for the former' . . . . But that burden is met simply by showing that the retroactive application of the legislation is itself justified by a rational legislative purpose." Id., at 729-730, quoting Usery v. TurnerElkhorn Mining Co., 428 U. S. 1, 16-17 (1976).
End of update 7-5-10.)
A guy who thinks it's okay, in this day and age, to call himself a right-wing terrorist. This is the dangerous edge, in which these people, including some elected officials, are now dancing. We've been here before. Words lead to actions, words create the national mood, the mood creates a license. People take that license and use it. I'm not spelling it out any further because I don't want to.
Glenn Beck asked why the American People aren't "out in the streets" against what the United States of America is becoming under the current dominant government/media paradigm. Perhaps Bill O'Reilly's, Dennis Miller's and Rush Limbaugh's responses to concerned callers to their radio programs on this very topic might shed some light on this perplexing and baffling mystery. Mr. Beck has also enjoined the public to return to personal integrity and ethics in their dealings with others. I find that oddly contradictory when Mr. Beck analogizes financially "bailing out" economically failed and unviable business enterprises with the policy of absolute forest fire suppression and attributes the analogy to his "grandfather":
I fail to see what motivates your hands
Goodbye restless night
You know I loved Dan Dare, but I couldn't make his flight
So long, so long
He doesn't know it
He doesn't know it
But I liked the Mekon
Under the Constitution, and under "Operation Broken Arrow", the economic welfare of the United States Private Sector and that of the United States Federal Government are inextricably joined. What we are witnessing with government "bailouts" and corporate takeovers is a supra-national corporate criminal enterprise using the hypothetical future earning power of the American Public to finance its hostile acquisition of control of the economic means of production on behalf of the domestic and supra-national enemies of the Constitution of the United States of America and the American Citizens whose enumerated rights it was ordained and established to preserve and protect. The fact that it reserves the use of the force of arms only as a last resort in highly publicized and propagandized cases merely underscores its tactical and strategic competence in waging war. Think of it. Who but the most devious and ruthless of domestic enemies would even contemplate creating such an economically lethal financial contrivance?
Hal: What difference does it make if she's only beautiful to me, as long as I'm happy?
Jason Alexander's character: Third party opinion? What other people agree is attractive?
There was a picture frame with a neat arrangement of dollar bills behind "Hal's pal" in the scene. Federal Reserve Notes are only as valuable as people agree they are. They are a legal fiction that, once the little boy says the emperor is naked, become worthless.)
- The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.
- To impose or collect (a tax, for example).
- To draft into military service.
- To declare and wage (a war).
To confiscate property, especially in accordance with a legal judgment.
n., pl. -ies.
- The act or process of levying.
- Money, property, or troops levied.
- A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
- The period of such conflict.
- The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
- A condition of active antagonism or contention: a war of words; a price war.
- A concerted effort or campaign to combat or put an end to something considered injurious: the war against acid rain.
- To wage or carry on warfare.
- To be in a state of hostility or rivalry; contend.
- In an active state of conflict or contention.
William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game (1958)
To hurt they try and try
Strong words in the staff room
The accusations fly
It's no use, he sees her
He starts to shake and cough
Just like the old man inThat book by Nabakov
Quilty: Wha? Wha? What's that?
Humbert: Are you Quilty?
Quilty: (spoken with a lisp) No, I'm Spartacus. Have you come to free the slaves or somethin'? [An inside joke, a clear reference to Spartacus (1960), Kubrick's most recent film.] Humbert: Are you Quilty?
Quilty: Yeah, I am Quilty. Yes, sure.
(Bracketed comments copied in context from website. My opinion as to what "Spartacus" alludes to is much deeper and more comprehensive, indeed. This goes way beyond art, commerce, or even politics:)
Humbert believes Lolita is growing up, something that Charlotte believes is only natural: "...it's only natural and healthy that she should take an interest in those fascinating creatures known as the opposite sex." She clinks his glass of pink champagne, puts on Latin music with a distinctive cha-cha dance beat, and shimmies her low-cut bodice in front of him. Charlotte believes he is so "charmingly Old World" with his conservative attitudes and concern about Lolita being out all night: "That's what I adore about you."
Don Henley › Sunset Grill (excerpted)
Theres an old man there from the old world
To him, its all the sameCalls all his customers by name
Down at the sunset grill
(The old world man calls his customers by name. The new world man communicates with with his customers numerically.)
Digital Man - Rush Song LyricsThe Analog Kid - Rush Song LyricsDon Henley › A Month Of Sundays(excerpted)
I quit the plant in 57
Had some time for farmin thenBanks back then was lendin money
The banker was the farmers friend
The big boys, they all got computers:
Got incorporated, too
Me, I just know how to raise things
That was all I ever knewNow, it all comes down to numbers
Now Im glad that I have quit
Folks these days just dont do nothin
Simply for the love of it
I went into town of the fourth of july
Watched em parade past the union jack
Watched em break out the brass and beat
On the drum
One step forward and two steps back
And I saw a sign on easy street,
Said be prepared to stop.
Pray for the independent , little man
I dont see next years crop)
Don Henley › The Garden Of Allah (excerpted)
Ah, I love those Bavarians
Yknow I remember when things were a lot more fun around here
When good was good and evil was evil
Before things got so fuzzy
I will testify for you, Im a gun for hire,Im a saint, Im a liar
Because there are no facts, there is no truth
Just data to be manipulated
I can get you any result you like
Whats it worth to you?
Because there is no wrong, there is no right
And I sleep very well at night
No shame, no solution, no remorse, no retribution
Just people selling t-shirts
Just opportunity to participate in the pathetic little circus
And winning, winning, winning
It was pretty big year for predators
The marketplace was on a roll
And the land of opportunity
Spawned a whole new breed of men without souls
This year notoriety got all confused with fame
And the devil is downhearted babe, cause
Theres nothing left for him to claim
He said its just like home
Its so low-down I cant stand it
I guess my work around here has all been done
And the fruit is rotten, the serpents eyes shine
As he wraps around the vine,
In the garden of allah
HTML: for marxists.org in April, 2002.
Vanish in the air you'll never find meI will turn your face to alabaster
When you find your servant is your master
They got their wish; the swarm of French locusts sat down on Neuwied's beautiful fields in 1793, and entrenched themselves; and in three months, Prince and farmers houses, and cottages, and schools, and academies - all vanished; and all the subjects were made equal, and free (as they were expressly told by the French General) to weep.
12A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
14Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
15Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren..)
Psalm 671God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
3Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
4O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
5Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.