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(1) A person is guilty of computer trespass in the first degree if the person, without authorization, intentionally gains access to a computer system or electronic database of another; and (a) The access is made with the intent to commit another crime; or (b) The violation involves a computer or database maintained by a government agency.

(2) Computer trespass in the first degree is a class C felony.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore

Recuperating from bronchitis. Took my own advice and checked out Instapundit and located some additional discussion on Global Warming since Al Gore's "Oscar" for his movie.

Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”
Gore’s home uses more than 20 times the national average

Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.

Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.

The Captain states:
Gore doesn't want to make the same kind of sacrifices that he's asking other families to make. He's using a modern form of indulgences in order to avoid doing the penance that global-warming activism demands of others. It means that the very rich can continue to suck up energy and raise the price and the demand for electricity and natural gas, while families struggle with their energy costs and face increasing government regulation and taxation.

The Anchoress has this to say in an article documenting that President Bush is much "greener" than former Vice President Al Gore:
if the big boys of Global Warming aren’t really taking the issue seriously…if they find it so unserious as to allow the issue to be used as a political wedge or a rabble-rousing sound-bite, and that’s all…well, then I don’t have to take it seriously, either.

She also states:
(the) most emphatic reason for disbelieving all the Global Warming hoo-hah is a simple one that lots of true believers probably won’t understand. If the people promoting the hysteria on warming were serious - if the issue were a real one and not simply a political tool, then the hyper-concerned folks would be welcoming and heralding thoughtful environmental programs and helpful policies from any-and-all quarters, even - gasp - from the right. Even - gaspgasp - from George W. Bush. (You know, the guy who frees oppressed women and is cursed at by the feminists, the guy who keeps an eco-friendly ranch and is restoring the destroyed wetlands of Iraq and is hated by the enviros.)

You probably don’t know what I am talking about. You probably have no idea that President Bush has been working with China, India, Japan, South Korea and Australia on a creative - not Kyoto - environmental policy.

Challenge you to read the articles linked. It could be an eye-opener for some. For others, there's no tellin' -- Auntie Coosa

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Two Photos: One Freedom

Take a look at this photo. What do you see? This man was tried and convicted in Egypt (our ally?) for Internet-based journalism. He was charged with "inciting hatred of Islam" and insulting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on his blog. His name is Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman and he will be in jail for four years.

Take a look at this photo. What do you see? The man passing out small US Flags is Eric Odessit. He is not a natural-born American. He was born and raised in the Soviet Union, and emigrated to the United States in the late 1980s. He has since become a naturalized citizen and staged a one-man counter protest in San Diego recently.

Two men.
Two worlds away.
One is jailed for exercising freedom of speech on the Internet.
One hands out US Flags in counter-protest in San Diego.
Both men have a common bond: Freedom of Speech.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A letter from Iraq

Hope Rides Alone By Eddie

I stare out into the darkness from my post, and I watch the city burn to the ground. I smell the familiar smells, I walk through the familiar rubble, and I look at the frightened faces that watch me pass down the streets of their neighborhoods. My nerves hardly rest; my hands are steady on a device that has been given to me from my government for the purpose of taking the lives of others.

I sweat, and I am tired. My back aches from the loads I carry. Young American boys look to me to direct them in a manner that will someday allow them to see their families again...and yet, I too, am just a age not but a few years more than that of the ones I lead. I am stressed, I am scared, and I am paranoid...because death is everywhere. It waits for me, it calls to me from around street corners and windows, and it is always there.

There are the demons that follow me, and tempt me into thoughts and actions that are not my own...but that are necessary for survival. I've made compromises with my humanity. And I am not alone in this. Miles from me are my brethren in this world, who walk in the same streets...who feel the same things, whether they admit to it or not. And to think, I volunteered for this... And I am ignorant to the rest of the world...or so I thought.

But even thousands of miles away, in Ramadi, Iraq, the cries and screams and complaints of the ungrateful reach me. In a year, I will be thrust back into society from a life and mentality that doesn't fit your average man. And then, I will be alone. And then, I will walk down the streets of America, and see the yellow ribbon stickers on the cars of the same people who compare our President to Hitler.

I will watch the television and watch the Cindy Sheehans, and the Al Frankens, and the rest of the ignorant sheep of America spout off their mouths about a subject they kn ow nothing about. It is their right, however, and it is a right that is defended by hundreds of thousands of boys and girls scattered across the world, far from home. I use the word boys and girls, because that's what they are. In the Army, the average age of the infantryman is nineteen years old. The average rank of soldiers killed in action is Private First Class.

People like Cindy Sheehan are ignorant. Not just to this war, but to the results of their idiotic ramblings, or at least I hope they are. They don't realize its effects on this war. In this war, there are no Geneva Conventions, no cease fires. Medics and Chaplains are not spared from the enemy's brutality because it's against the rules. I can only imagine the horrors a military Chaplain would experience at the hands of the enemy. The enemy slinks in the shadows and fights a coward's war against us. It is effective though, as many men and women have died since the start of this war. And the memory of their service to America is tainted by the inconsiderate remarks on our nation's news outlets. And every day, the enemy changes...only now, the enemy is becoming something new. The enemy is transitioning from the Muslim extremists to Americans. The enemy is becoming the very people whom we defend with our lives. And they do not realize it. But in denouncing our actions, denouncing our leaders, denouncing the war we live and fight, they are isolating the military from society...and they are becoming our enemy.

Democrats and peace activists like to toss the word "quagmire" around and compare this war to Vietnam. In a way they are right, this war is becoming like Vietnam. Not the actual war, but in the isolation of country and military. America is not a nation at war; they are a nation with its military at war. Like it or not, we are here, some of us for our second, or third times; some even for their fourth and so on. Americans are so concerned now with politics, that it is interfering with our war.

Terrorists cut the heads off of American citizens on the Internet...and there is no outrage, but an American soldier kills an Iraqi in the midst of battle, and there are investigations, and sometimes soldiers are even jailed...for doing their job.

It is absolutely sickening to me to think our country has come to this. Why are we so obsessed with the bad news? Why will people stop at nothing to be against this war, no matter how much evidence of the good we've done is thrown in their face? When is the last time CNN or MSNBC or CBS reported the opening of schools and hospitals in Iraq? Or the leaders of terror cells being detained or killed? It's all happening, but people will not let up their hatred of Bush. They will ignore the good news, because it just might show people that Bush was right.

America has lost its will to fight. It has lost its will to defend what is right and just in the world. The crazy thing of it all is that the American people have not even been asked to sacrifice a single thing. It's not like World War Two, where people rationed food, and turned in cars to be made into metal for tanks. The American people have not been asked to sacrifice anything. Unless you are in the military or the family member of a service member, its life as usual...the war doesn't affect you.

But it affects us. And when it is over, and the troops come home, and they try to piece together what's left of them after their service...where will the detractors be then? Where will the Cindy Sheehans be to comfort and talk to soldiers and help them sort out the last couple years of their lives, most of which have been spent dodging death and wading through the deaths of their friends? They will be where they always are, somewhere far away, where the horrors of the world can't touch them. Somewhere where they can complain about things they will never experience in their lifetime; things that the young men and women of America have willingly taken upon their shoulders.

We are the hope of the Iraqi people. They want what everyone else wants in life: safety, security, somewhere to call home. They want a country that is safe to raise their children in. Not a place where their children will be abducted, raped, and murdered if they do not comply with the terrorists demands. They want to live on, rebuild and prosper. And America has given them the opportunity, but only if we stay true to the cause, and see it to its end. But the country must unite in this endeavor...we cannot place the burden on our military alone.

We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It's supporting our President, our troops and our cause.

Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn't. Let's stop all the political nonsense, let's stop all the bickering, let's stop all the bad news, and let's stand and fight! Isn't that what America is about anyway?

Is it Bush's Fault?

  • Dr. Sanity's viewpoint.

  • Former Mayor of NYC, Ed Koch's viewpoint.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2007

    A World Without America?

    I won a head cold?

    Had a great weekend with my son and family. Watched the Daytona 500 on television. Noticed that there are a lot of NASCAR fans who don't fit the profile the media caters toward. The media doesn't spend much time with NASCAR, other than the announcers you'd expect to be knowledgeable, like Darrell Waltrip (Boogity, boogity, boogity). Thankfully FOX gives NASCAR air time and the other major outlets do so in smaller quantities because NASCAR really IS big business.

    NASCAR fans are loyal. Even in the wake of reported anomolies (do we have to say "cheating?"), NASCAR fans support their favorite drivers. They also support the businesses who support NASCAR. Look at the advertisements on the vehicles and you'll see "middle America" at its best.

    If you don't understand NASCAR, there's even online instruction.

    My favorite driver didn't win, but I didn't come home empty handed, I brought home a head cold.

    More news than a car full of NASCAR drivers at Instapundit.

    If you were wondering why bread and water are not good for you, the answer is here. Oh, surely you were wondering, weren't you? Bookmark Dark Roasted Blend for additional outrageous information and for days when you just need a good laugh . . . that's every day, right?

    Thursday, February 15, 2007


    How to purchase a camera

    1- Decide what you want in a camera.
    2- Read the reviews and compare sample photos at Steve's Digicams.
    3- Purchase new camera from manufacturer's website. In this case, Sony.
    (Steve's Digicams lists trusted merchants on his site.)

    I chose to order from the manufacturer because the price was comparable and shipping was free. And if there was a question, I have their phone number on my cell phone.

    Monday, February 12, 2007

    Why is it always someone else's fault?

    Why can't some people just apologize and admit that their actions or words were offensive and that they will contain their contempt in the future?

    Amanda Marcotte has left the John Edwards campaign and in the process maligned Bill Donohue once again.

    If Ms Marcotte really supports John Edwards, she could volunteer her services to him. And if she really supports him, she will be willing to curtail her disingenuous remarks on her blog at least for the duration of the electoral process.

    Stay tuned.

    The open letter that the GOP doesn't want you to read found here

    The Saga of "the NIB Camera that wasn't"

    True Saga.

    In January of this year I finally decided on a camera to take backpacking: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC S600. I came to this conclusion by comparing pictures at Steve's Digcams and talking to my brother. (Hmm, his website is still under construction.)

    Anyway, I made a major mistake. At Steve's Digicams, if I had scrolled down, I would have found online stores that sell the camera. But I played "Scot" and did a froogle search. The best price was at Rite Buys dot Com. So I proceed to order online. I got an email asking me to contact them by phone. I called and ordered a New In Box (as advertised) Sony DSC S600 camera. The salesman stated that the camera didn't have any memory and I'd need a memory card. (Now this RED FLAG should have indicated a problem in the making.) I assumed the salesman was just a phone operator and didn't know anything about cameras. He offered a 1 Gig Sony memory card for $89, at which I balked. Then he offered a 512 mb card for $69, at which I balked. So he stated he'd sell me the 1 Gig card for the price of the 512 mb card, which was fine. And he stated he was including for free a Sony new camera kit. I then received in quick succession an email confirmation and verification of my order. (More RED FLAGS as neither email listed the items I had purchased.)

    I went on a short vacation and when I returned, I picked up my mail and the box with my camera. In great anticipation, I opened the box and to my surprise, the first thing I see is the memory card. It's NOT a Sony Memory Pro card, it's a SanDisk 1 Gig memory card. I'm disappointed as I already priced the SanDisk at a local store and online and could pick up a 1 Gig card for a lot less than $69. I remove the packing and there sits a rather "banged up" (tossed around, shuffled across a floor, scuffed up) box for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC S600. I carefully look at the box. It's been opened. In fact, it's been opened so many times that the manufacturers tape over the opening tab is totally missing. Lots of tape residue, no tape. The opening tab had been bent back, there appeared to be the SONY UPC code on one side of the box and another unknown (think refurbished, maybe) UPC code on the other side. I carefully open the box and the various booklets and the CD were not stacked in any order. Some were upside down some were hind-part before. Hmmm, I'm thinking, something is amiss. Then I look at the camera. It's in the box, but the wrapping doesn't look right. The batteries are tossed in the box and not in a glascene wrap. The wrist strap is just tossed in the box. I'm getting a queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. Then I look at the camera kit. It's not a Sony kit. I don't even bother opening it up. I can't take any more disappointment at this point.

    I have been scammed. Bait and switch. And then the disappointment is replaced by anger. I am not a happy camper.

    The next day, I go to a friend's office and show him the camera and relate the story to him. I then make a phone call to the salesman. He argues with me. I ask for his supervisor. He forwards the call to a woman who answers with something other than Rite Buys dot Com and I ask her if the phone number is Rite Buys, she states yes, so I put my phone on "speaker phone" before I talk to her. I am polite and firm. I mention to her that the shipping receipt states that opened packages are not eligible to be returned and that they have scammed me because they sent me an opened box. I tell her that I am sending the camera back and I'm not paying a restocking fee. The woman argues with me. I ask to speak to her supervisor. She states she has none. I ask to speak to her manager. Again, she says she handles all complaints and has no manager. I think ask for the name of the president of her company. She refuses to give me a name. Then I ask for the names of her board of directors and their phone numbers. She states she has no board of directors. (By this time, I am fully aware that this woman is lying through her teeth.) She tells me I will have to fill out a form to return the camera and it will be emailed to me within 24 hours. She finally gives me a name of the president as she's hanging up.

    The Return Authorization request form is emailed within a few minutes and I make a copy, complete it and fax it to the number on the form. I then receive an email with a number and instructions on how to return the item. I complete three pages of explanation and include a dozen and a half photos I've taken of the box and the camera to show that it was not "NIB" (new in box), but an opened box.

    While I'm writing this letter, I do a bit of research. I learn the truth about Rite Buys dot Com. They are not a new-camera store, they are a RESELLER. All the information you will ever need for Rite Buys or all the other active and inactive business names used by "the 1 Stop Camera Family" can be found here. And that's not all. There are pages of RESELLER RATINGS for Rite Buys here.

    I did my homework, I just failed to dig a bit deeper to where Rite Buys dot Com's skeletons were.

    After I mailed the package back with signature tracking and insurance Priority Mail, I emailed Rite Buys and asked them if the package had been received. They emailed me a day later claiming that they had not received it. So I emailed back and told them, yes they had and included the USPS tracking information. No response. A few days later I found the ratings page on the Internet and I contacted my charge card and disputed the amount billed, not to Rite Buys as the many companies owned by "the 1 Stop Camera family" do not use that name for billing. They used Digital Net Shop when they billed me.

    Then the other day I got a letter from my charge card with instructions for information they needed for their files. Needless to say, I sent them just about everything and wrote another three page letter describing in greater detail what I've just posted here.

    The lesson? Search a little deeper before you buy something on the Internet unless it's from a well-known and trusted company.

    My favorite online companies -- and they all have great return policies --
  • REI

  • Campmor

  • BassPro

  • Sierra Trading Post

  • L L Bean

  • Northern Mountain Supply

  • Sports Authority

  • Radio Shack

  • Kohls
  • Saturday, February 10, 2007

    Referrals on a Busy Saturday in February

    Today, I refer you to:
  • Instapundit for lots of good information and news.

  • Extreme Mortman discusses the Washington Post "misattribution" of the source of information on Iraq. The actual source for the "intelligence information" was a Democrat Congressman and not the Pentagon's inspector general. Seems like a reporter for the WaPo wouldn't confuse those two sources. Not that the WaPo would lie for emphasis or anything.

  • OnPoint Blog written by embeds in Iraq. Great stories of what's really happening in Iraq. We are winning the hearts and minds of the various tribal sheiks. It just takes time and patience. And we have to have a product that's better than what AlQaida in Iraq has.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy has an article which describes the desperation of the Global Warming fanatics. Global Warming advocates don't want anyone questioning the results of their environmental studies and are proposing that we nay-sayers are "now on a par with Holocaust deniers" (according to Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe). And that's not all. Former Vice President Al Gore reportedly "has proposed that the media stop covering climate skeptics." Heidi Cullen, chief climatologist of the Weather Channel states in her blog:
    "If a meteorologist can't speak to the fundamental science of climate change, then maybe the AMS shouldn't give them a Seal of Approval."
    If they were sure of their science, would they not want other scientists to question their statements, if only to come to the same conclusion? What are they afraid of?

  • Hot Air, Michelle Malkin's blog, responds with video proof that William Arkin of the Washington Post misspoke when he stated:
    "So, we pay the soldiers a decent wage, take care of their families, provide them with housing and medical care and vast social support systems and ship obscene amenities into the war zone for them . . . ."
    Watch the video before you comment.

  • More on the Edwards and his bloggers situation.

  • Just saw this and wonder why in the world do they even attempt to act as if they're "doing the correct thing" when they know they're going to find some way to worm around what's correct and still get what they want. They? Congress!
  • Friday, February 09, 2007

    Tolerance and the lack thereof


    The catch word for "anything and everything goes." The excuse used for offending others. If I publish something on this blog that is obscene, crude, rude and repulsive and you mention it, then I can screech "freedom of speech" and "you're intolerant."

    What a slap in the face the word "intolerant" is.

    Well, maybe.

    If I am tolerant of you and your beliefs, then, do I publish things on this blog that are obscene, crude, rude and repulsive? In other words: Is Tolerance a Two Way Street?

    If you live in this society, do you use freedom of speech responsibly? Do you screech obscenities about a certain religion and then hide behind your interpretation of the Bill of Rights when someone confronts you for your obscenities? Do you call the other person "intolerant" because they are offended by the volatile words you use and the disrespectful comparisons you make?

    We bloggers have a right to question, to confront, to expose. We also have a responsibility to do so in a respectable manner.

    I could use expletives when discussing the fallacies in Muhammadanism. I would probably lose readers. Do I tell the truth? Yes. Do I use logic and reason? Yes. So what would using profanity prove? How would it help my argument?

    My mother always told me that people who use profanity have small vocabularies.

    Maybe the two "Edwards Bloggers" are just "vocabulary challenged." And maybe their understanding of tolerance is entirely one-sided and hasn't matured into a complete understanding of the respect and responsibility which goes hand in hand with tolerance.

    Thursday, February 08, 2007

    Women in the news

    A very sad occurance early this afternoon was the untimely death of Anna Nicole Smith. No matter what you thought of her, she was a new mother of a five month old whose 20-year old first born son died three days after her daughter was born. Her life was turmoil and popularity. She was beautiful, talented, and considered herself akin to Marilyn Monroe. It appears that like Marilyn Monroe, Anna Nicole Smith died before her time.

    Then there's the story of the Astronaut, Lisa Nowak, charged with attempted murder. NASA is going to revamp its psychological screening process as a result of Mrs. Nowak's actions.

    And finally, there's Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan. If you're not familiar with them, then you have not visiting the John Edwards for President in 2008 website. The two women take an anti-Catholic position in their blogs (as well as anti-men and anti-South) and carry that attitude over to Mr Edward's website. William Donohue of the Catholic League wrote Mr Edwards about their anti-Catholic harangue. Other bloggers blogged. And there were no apologies. The women are still working for Mr Edwards.

    The question for the reader: does this or how does this affect you personally?

    Tuesday, February 06, 2007

    Missing Shame

    Would we get headlines like this if we/they felt shame?
    Astronaut Charged with Kidnap Attempt.
    State Lawmaker: Send Ninth-Graders to Prison to Teach Them Lesson.
    FEMA Seeks to Recoup $309 Million in Katrina Recovery Aid.
    Britain Plan to list paedophile web names.
    Lost Greek boy "may be sex victim".
    Indian Army and Police Tied to Kashmir Killings.

    Lack of feeling shame for one's indecent, illegal actions creates headlines like these. Feel free to add the url/web address of other headlines in which a feeling of shame might have stopped a person's actions.

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    It's criminal; it's a crime; it's a crying shame

    A New York City police officer was hospitalized in serious but stable condition this morning (02/05/07) after being attacked by a man with a baseball bat while on foot patrol in Queens, the police said.

    The man stole his gun but another Officer (also on foot patrol in the high-crime area) was able to chase down the perpetrator and arrest him.

    There were 161 homicides in New Orleans last year, and there have been 18 so far this year, making New Orleans by most measures the nation’s per capita murder capital, given its sharply reduced population.

    Other cities have plenty of murders. But only in New Orleans has there been the uniquely poisoned set of circumstances that has led to this city’s position at the top of the homicide charts. Every phase of the killing cycle here unfolds under the dark star of dysfunction: the murderers’ brutalized childhoods, the often ineffectual police intervention, a dulled community response, and a tense relationship between the police and prosecutors that lets many cases slip through the cracks.

    Hurricane Katrina’s devastation loosened the fragile social restraints even further, making the city perhaps more dangerous than ever.

    Two-thirds of the murders in New Orleans have not been solved. They still have no crime lab, although the Federal Government has put up $5 million. When arrests are made, by the time the evidence is gathered, the 60-day jail time has passed and the criminals are on the street again. There is a lot of mistrust between the police and inner-city residents.

    Eric E. Malveau, who has worked as a prosecutor and a public defender stated “As long as you have a large population that is uneducated and has no job and no hope, what else is there to do but sell drugs? Until you fix that, it’s hard to see the problems getting much better.”

    Bureau of Justice Statistics
    FBI Uniform Crime Reports
    Federal Crime Statistics compiled by the White House

    Crime statistics are a crying shame. Why? Because as a Nation, as individuals, we have allowed ourselves to be emotionally anesthetized beyond the point of shame.

    Shame? Yes: A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace. Capacity for such a feeling.(1)
    We have allowed ourselves to be unaffected by crime. We watch realistic television and dull our senses. We feel no shame when we lie, steal, cheat, or kill. We excuse our own or others behaviors which would have been considered "improper" a few years ago and would have caused us or others to feel a sense of shame.

    Would there be less crime if we, if each of us, regained a sense of shame? If murder were not considered a gang "rite of passage" but instead was a disgrace to the person and his/her family, would murder statistics decline? If rape, theft, larceny, car jacking, fraud, embezzlement were considered a disgrace to the person and his/her family, would those statistics decline? If adultery were considered a disgrace, would Hollywood's "musical bedrooms" continue to make the headlines in the "movie magazines?"

    Where does shame belong in morality? Is shame even a part of moral decisions? Deep thoughts for a Monday morning.

    (1)Modern Language Association (MLA): "shame." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 05 Feb. 2007.

    Sunday, February 04, 2007

    Video on Immigration

    Roy Beck's celebrated demonstration of the population consequences of current U.S. immigration policies has entertained and shocked all audiences across the country. This video is packed with the facts and analysis that make moral and practical sense of a complex and highly contentious issue.

    Linked through the subject line and the photo of Mr. Beck. This 14 minute video is worth your time. Please forward this to your State and Federal Legislators.

    For more detailed information go to NumbersUSA.

    Saturday, February 03, 2007

    How to win in Al-Anbar

    1- ABC News article about Capt. Travis Patriquin, author of the idea.
    Another ABC article regarding the Captain.

    2- HamNation YouTube demonstration of Capt. Patriquin's idea.

    Capt. Travis Patriquin, 32, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, was killed by a roadside bomb in Ramadi, Iraq, on December 6th. article.

    Michael Fumento's article regarding the late Capt. Travis Patriquin. article.

    BlackFive honors Capt. Patriquin.

    Travis is a direct descendant of John Hart, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. During the Revolutionary War, John Hart lost everything he had -- his farm, his home, his wife, his children, and his life -- for freedom and independence. He was known as "Honest John" and he followed his heart, beliefs, dreams, and hopes to help establish the lifestyle we all enjoy today. Travis did the same thing. History does repeat itself.

    Surviving family includes Patriquin's wife, Amy, and three children, Emily, 7, Harmon, 5, and Logan, 1. There is a memorial fund for the Captain's children at:

    111 W. MONROE ST. 111/1C
    CHICAGO, IL 60603

    Friday, February 02, 2007

    Global Warming, again.

    When John Travolta gives up his "gas guzzling" 707 and Gulf Stream, I'll worry about how much I am personally "warming" the environment.

    Addendum 02/13/2007
    When Al Gore explains how the USofA is responsible for Mars' global warming, I'll worry about how much I am personally "warming" Mars' environment.

    Global warming is a smoke screen for bigger government and additional State and Federal regulations which will erode our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. The ‘Left’ has made global warming an emotional issue and attacks dissenters with a vengeance. Instead of promoting scientific discussion, they effectively impede it by attacking the scientists who disagree with the “official” party ideology. As far as the Left is concerned, the issue of global warming has been resolved and no analytical, rational proof to the contrary will persuade them to abandon their dogma.

    The Leftists, Liberals, Democrats have determined the “enemy” of the people to be “the people.” And they have named themselves as the “redeemer” and their doctrine as the only legally acceptable authority.

    Who's to Blame for The Killing

    By Charles Krauthammer
    Friday, February 2, 2007; Page A15 The Washington Post

    We have made a lot of mistakes in Iraq. But when Arabs kill Arabs and Shiites kill Shiites and Sunnis kill all in a spasm of violence that is blind and furious and has roots in hatreds born long before America was even a republic, to place the blame on the one player, the one country, the one military that has done more than any other to try to separate the combatants and bring conciliation is simply perverse.

    It infantilizes Arabs. It demonizes Americans. It willfully overlooks the plainest of facts: Iraq is their country. We midwifed their freedom. They chose civil war.

    Interesting War Statistic

    An Interesting Statistic:

    Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the US involvement in Iraq, here's a sobering statistic:

    There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

    The firearm death rate in Washington DC is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.

    That means that you are about 25 percent more likely to be shot and killed in the US Capital than you are in Iraq.

    Conclusion: The US should pull out of Washington

    Thursday, February 01, 2007

    How Illegal Aliens Affect the USofA

    Wooldridge: How Much Further Into This Nightmare?

    t-fire-news documents 25 reasons to deport illegal aliens.

    Immigration Facts by Texans for Immigration Reform.

    Immigration and Welfare
    Some people mistakenly think that immigrants are not eligible for welfare. Several years ago, Congress did attempt to render immigrants ineligible for most forms of welfare. However, subsequent backpedaling by Congress and the executive branch has undone most of those reforms. Furthermore, many immigrant families get welfare through the eligibility of their U.S. citizen children. (It is also important to realize that even when immigrants are ineligible for federal welfare programs, the burden of their support is simply shifted over to the state and local welfare agencies.)

    Here's the real Christmas story of illegal invaders by Robert Ussery in the DesMoines Register.
    Today, kingpins from Mexico sent their mules to the north, bearing 80 percent of its imports of cocaine, 50 percent of its imports of heroin and, in Iowa, bringing 80 percent of its meth.

    The illegal invaders also bring with them leprosy, multiple-drug-resistant TB, Chagas disease, dengue fever, polio, malaria and intestinal parasites.

    How Tennesseans view illegal immigration.

    Citizens for a Constitutional Republic on illegal immigration.
    I direct your attention to the links on this page concerning the prosecution of two Border Patrol Agents and the immunity granted to an illegal alien drug smuggler for his testimony against those Border Patrol Agents. The facts of this case would have created a different conclusion had all the evidence been presented. The DA not only prosecuted men who are supposed to stop illegal alien drug smugglers, he also incorrectly used a Texas law to put those Border Patrol Agents in jail.

    Until we in the USofA stop hyphenating our nationality/race/religion, we will not be the great Country we once were. Either we are a "melting-pot" called US Americans or we sink into a "multicultural third world identity." Take your pick.

    Who is Baraka Hussein Obama, Jr.?

    1- After two years in the U.S. Senate, he is running for President? Has he even been in Washington long enough to be able to direct a tourist from Capitol Hill to the White House without getting him lost?

    2- His full name--as by now you have probably heard--is Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Hussein is a Muslim name, which comes from the name of Ali's son--Hussein Ibn Ali. And Obama is named after his late Kenyan father, the late Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., apparently a Muslim.

    And while Obama may not identify as a Muslim, that's not how the Arab and Muslim Streets see it. In Arab culture and under Islamic law, if your father is a Muslim, so are you. And once a Muslim, always a Muslim. You cannot go back. In Islamic eyes, Obama is certainly a Muslim. He may think he's a Christian, but they do not.

    3- . . . in his own two autobiographies, Obama writes that his teacher at the school sent a note home to his mother that Obama made trouble by making faces while the class was studying the Koran. Uh, sorry, but public schools DO NOT study the Koran. Islamic schools do. And which suras was Obama studying? How about the many suras that preach deception and killing of Infidels? It's doubtful that the school didn't teach those. It's more likely that they did. And which violent Hadiths did the school teach? We'll never know. And Obama won't be trumpeting them.

    4- An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.

    5- Is Barack Obama Lying About His Life Story?

    I leave this for you to decide after doing your own research. Do not accept anything you hear or read at face value. Research. Ask the hard questions. Learn about Muhammadanism. You will find that the Koran does declare that lying is forgiven by "allah" if the lying is done to further the cause of Muhammadanism. This begs the question: "Can a Muhammadan be trusted to tell the honest truth?"

    I can't answer this question for anyone except myself. Using reason and logic, what conclusion do you come to?

    Islam Coexist? Muhammed said "Never!"

    Islam Coexist?  Muhammed said "Never!"
    Thanks al_c
    "We love death. The United States loves life. That is the big difference between us." – Osama bin Laden
    "I have been made victorious through terror." Muhammad, founder of Muhammadism now called Islam (Submit or Die)

    Barack Obama Says He Lacks Experience To Be U.S. President

    And HERE he proves it.

    Obama calls it "My Muslim Faith" and This Raises More Questions

    George Stephanopoulos tries to correct Obama when he says "my Muslim faith" but it wasn't a gaffe and Obama corrects Stephanopoulos. The Question is: Why say "MY Muslim faith" first? He went back to correct Stephanopoulos, but again "MY Muslim faith" was used. WHY?

    Obama is to the USofA as Castro was to Cuba!

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