Monday, November 30, 2015

THOMAS JEFFERSON FIGHTS THE FIRST RADICAL ISLAMIC WAR....

A little history, Thomas Jefferson Started A War Against Fundamentalist Islam Over 200 Years Ago




Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago,the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart breaking letters home, begging their government and family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.


These extortionists of the high seas represented the Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers - collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast - and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic.


Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain. When the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France. However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets. Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy.


Beginning in 1784, seventeen years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America's Minister to France. That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States, rather than engaging them in war.


In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Day of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments. Instead, he proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay the ransom.


In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli's ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.


The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."


Despite this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations, as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over twenty percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800.


Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President of the United States in 1801, the Pashaof Tripoli sent him a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming. That changed everything.


Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United States. Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit.


Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal defense, but having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to meet force with force.





He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to "cause to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify".


When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and the might to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli.


The war with Tripoli lasted for four more years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line "to the shores of Tripoli" in the Marine Hymn. They would forever be known as "leathernecks" for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.


Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply. America had a tradition of religious tolerance; the fact that Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen. A religion based on supremacism, whose holy book not only condoned but mandated violence against unbelievers was unacceptable to him. His greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States.


This should bother every American. That the Islams have brought about women-only classes and swimming times at taxpayer-funded universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged, Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities. Ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah, public schools are pulling pork from their menus, on and from in the newspapers….


It's death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged every day across America. By not fighting back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the Islamists adapt to our own culture, the United States is cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to further the Islamists agenda.


Sadly, it appears that today's America would rather be politically correct than victorious.


Any doubts, just Google Thomas Jefferson vs the Muslim World, or click this link:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War




Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hunting on Sunday

I had everything planned and had told my wife I would not be going to church with her on Sunday. My wife reminded me that Sunday was the Sabbath Day and hunting a trophy buck should not be part of the Sabbath.

1. I scouted the area all summer.

2. I searched out the best location for my tree-stand.

3. I set it all up a month ahead of time.

4. I trailed the herd.

5. I picked out a trophy buck.

6. Two days before opening day I rechecked every aspect of the hunt.

7. Everything was in place.

8. Sunday morning, I woke up at 2 am.

9. I put on my camo, loaded my pack, set out for my stand.

10. This was destined to be an epic hunt.

11. As I approached my deer stand.



I called my wife and told her I had decided not to hunt on the Sabbath and would meet her at church. The Sunday sermon was entitled "The Lord Works In Mysterious Ways ".



Saturday, November 28, 2015

Grave humor

A tourist  in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears music.

No one is around, so he starts searching  for the source.
   
He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: "Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-  1827".


Then he realizes that the music is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward!
  

Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him.
  

By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed.
This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backwards.
  

Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar.
When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backwards.
  

The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed,the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.
  

By the next day the word has spread, and a crowd has gathered around the grave.They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward.


Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group.
  

Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music.
  

"I would have thought it was obvious," the caretaker says.


"He's  decomposing."



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day in the United States

























Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.



Thanksgiving Day has been an annual holiday in the United States since 1863. Not everyone sees Thanksgiving Day as a cause for celebration. Each year since 1970, a group of Native Americans and their supporters have staged a protest for a National Day of Mourning at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Thanksgiving Day. American Indian Heritage Day is also observed at this time of the year.

There are claims that the first Thanksgiving Day was held in the city of El Paso, Texas in 1598. Another early event was held in 1619 in the Virginia Colony. Many people trace the origins of the modern Thanksgiving Day to the harvest celebration that the Pilgrims held in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. However, their first true thanksgiving was in 1623, when they gave thanks for rain that ended a drought. These early thanksgivings took the form of a special church service, rather than a feast.

In the second half of the 1600s, thanksgivings after the harvest became more common and started to become annual events. However, it was celebrated on different days in different communities and in some places there were more than one thanksgiving each year. George Washington, the first president of the United States, proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1789.

Copyright © Time and Date 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Have lunch with God.......bring chips.

Take 60 seconds to read this story. It will give you time to settle your brain, Gather your thoughts, calm down and finish your week off on a positive note.

Potato Chips

A little boy wanted to meet God.   He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, So he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man.   He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons.   The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase.   He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips.   He gratefully accepted them and smiled at him.

His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.   Again, he smiled at him.   The boy was delighted!   They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word...

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; But before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug.   He gave him his biggest smile ever...

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was  Surprised by the look of joy on his face.   She asked him, "What did you do today  that made you so happy?"

He replied, "I had lunch with God."   But before his mother could respond, he added,  "You know what?   He's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home.   His son was Stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked, "Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied "I ate potato chips in the park with God."   However, before his son responded, he added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,  an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.   People come into our lives for a reason, a season,  or a lifetime!

Embrace all equally!

Have lunch with God.......bring chips.

Send this to people who have touched your life in a special way.   Let them know how  Important they are.   I did!!!!


God still sits on the throne.   You may be going through a tough time right now but God Is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can.   Keep the faith!


Please pass this on to people you want to be blessed.   This prayer is powerful,  And prayer is one of the best gifts we receive.   There is no cost but a lot of rewards.   Let's  continue to pray for one another.

Here is the prayer:


God, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and e-mail buddies reading this right now.   I ask You to Minister to their spirit at this very moment.   Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.   Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Political Aphorisms...


If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop~

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers~

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev~

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; and I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow~

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author unknown~

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton~

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer~

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson~ (1952 campaign speech)

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Tex Guinan~

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle~

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson~

There ought to be one day, just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen. ~Will Rogers~



Monday, November 23, 2015

The Syrian Conflict Explained

A highly restricted briefing document on Syria

President Assad (who is bad) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels (who are good) started winning (Hurrah!).

But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called Islamic State (who are definitely bad!) and some continued to support democracy (who are still good.)

So the Americans (who are good) started bombing Islamic State (who are bad) and giving arms to the Syrian Rebels (who are good) so they could fight Assad (who is still bad) which was good.

By the way, there is a breakaway state in the north run by the Kurds who want to fight IS (which is a good thing) but the Turkish authorities think they are bad, so we have to say they are bad whilst secretly thinking they're good and giving them guns to fight IS (which is good) but that is another matter.

Getting back to Syria.

So President Putin (who is bad, cuz he invaded Crimea and the Ukraine and killed lots of folks including that nice Russian man in London with polonium poisoned sushi) has decided to back Assad (who is still bad) by attacking IS (who are also bad) which is sort of a good thing?

But Putin (still bad) thinks the Syrian Rebels (who are good) are also bad, and so he bombs them too, much to the annoyance of the Americans (who are good) who are busy backing and arming the rebels (who are also good).

Now Iran (who used to be bad, but now they have agreed not to build any nuclear weapons and bomb Israel are now good) are going to provide ground troops to support Assad (still bad) as are the Russians (bad) who now have ground troops and aircraft in Syria.

So a Coalition of Assad (still bad) Putin (extra bad) and the Iranians (good, but in a bad sort of way) are going to attack IS (who are bad) which is a good thing, but also the Syrian Rebels (who are good) which is bad.

Now the British (obviously good, except that nice Mr. Corbyn in the corduroy jacket, who is probably bad) and the Americans (also good) cannot attack Assad (still bad) for fear of upsetting Putin (bad) and Iran (good / bad) and now they have to accept that Assad might not be that bad after all compared to IS (who are super bad).

So Assad (bad) is now probably good, being better than IS (but let’s face it, drinking your own wee is better than IS so no real choice there) and since Putin and Iran are also fighting IS that may now make them Good. America (still Good) will find it hard to arm a group of rebels being attacked by the Russians for fear of upsetting Mr. Putin (now good) and that nice mad Ayatollah in Iran (also Good) and so they may be forced to say that the Rebels are now Bad, or at the very least abandon them to their fate. This will lead most of them to flee to Turkey and on to Europe or join IS (still the only constantly bad group).

To Sunni Muslims, an attack by Shia Muslims (Assad and Iran) backed by Russians will be seen as something of a Holy War, and the ranks of IS will now be seen by the Sunnis as the only Jihadis fighting in the Holy War and hence many Muslims will now see IS as Good (Doh!.)

Sunni Muslims will also see the lack of action by Britain and America in support of their Sunni rebel brothers as something of a betrayal (mmm might have a point) and hence we will be seen as Bad.

So now we have America (now bad) and Britain (also bad) providing limited support to Sunni Rebels (bad) many of whom are looking to IS (Good / bad) for support against Assad (now good) who, along with Iran (also Good) and Putin (also, now, unbelievably, Good) are attempting to retake the country Assad used to run before all this started?

I hope that clears all this up for you.



Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Human Body - VERY INTERESTING...

Unbelievable Facts about the Human Body.
The human body is, maybe the most incredible and complex "machine" on the face of the planet, maybe the universe. In an age where mankind sends people into space and keeps coming up with more and more great inventions, the human body is still full of undiscovered mysteries. To help you understand just how amazing you are, here are some facts that left me with a great sense of admiration for the workings of the human body.




















Saturday, November 21, 2015

When Insults Had Class...

These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words:  


"He had delusions of adequacy ."
-Walter Kerr


"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Winston Churchill


"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
-Clarence Darrow


"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
-William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)


"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
-Moses Hadas


"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
-Mark Twain


"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
-Oscar Wilde


"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."
-George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill


"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one."
-Winston Churchill, in response


"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
-Stephen Bishop


"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
-John Bright


"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
-Irvin S. Cobb


"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others."
-Samuel Johnson


"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."
- Paul Keating


"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."
-Charles, Count Talleyrand


"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
-Forrest Tucker


"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"
-Mark Twain


"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
-Mae West


"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
-Oscar Wilde


"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."
-Andrew Lang (1844-1912)


"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
-Billy Wilder


"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I'm afraid this wasn't it."
-Groucho Marx



Friday, November 20, 2015

A number of questions....

  Why do croutons come in airtight packages?
Aren't  they just stale bread to begin with?                    


If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen  defrocked, then doesn't it follow that electricians  can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners  depressed?
        

Do Lipton Tea employees take 'coffee breaks?'
                        

Why do  they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them?  Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?    
                    

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?      
                  

Why,  Why, Why do we press  harder on the remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?


Why is it that when  someone tells you that there are one billion stars in the universe you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint you have to touch it to check?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Whose cruel idea was it to put an "s" in the word "lisp"?

Why is it that, no matter what color bubble bath you use, the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people run over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it and then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

How do those dead bugs get into the enclosed light fixtures?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over? 


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Angel from Heaven

Stray Dog Pulls Newborn from Garbage Dump   

A stray female dog from Campinas, Brazil, is being called an “angel sent from the heavens” after the homeless pet saved the life of a newborn baby boy.



The dog who was scavenging for food in a garbage dump came across the newborn who still had the umbilical cord attached. The smart dog gently carried the baby in her mouth out of the dump, walked a few hundred feet to the closest house and handed the baby over to helpful humans hands. There, as if asking “please help him,” the dog showed the humans the baby and left him to their care.



The home residents rushed the baby to the nearest hospital and doctors carefully cared for the tiny newborn. Medical representatives said the baby boy is in great condition and was unharmed by the dog.

Local residents are in disbelief that a mother would be willing to dump her newborn in a dump just minutes after giving birth. Authorities are now looking for her, the worst mother ever.

Thanks to this gentle stray dog, the baby boy is alive today.



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Horse owner

A blonde bought two horses and could never remember
which was which. A neighbor suggested that she cut
off the tail of one horse, which worked great
until the other horse got his tail caught in a
bush. The second horse's tail tore in the same
place and looked exactly like the other horse's
tail. Our blonde friend was stuck again.


The neighbor then suggested that she notch the ear of
one horse, which worked fine until the other horse
caught his ear on a barbed wire fence. Once again,
our blonde friend couldn't tell the two horses apart.

*:-?
                          thinkingThe neighbor then suggested that she measure the
horses for height. When she did that, the blonde
was very pleased to find that the white horse was
2 inches taller than the black one.



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Best of the Year

A Russian arrives in New York City as a new immigrant to the United States. 
It's 11:00 am on a Wednesday 

He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, "Thank you Mr. American for letting me come into this country, giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care, and a free education!"  

The passerby says, "You are mistaken, I am a Mexican and here illegally."  

The man goes on and encounters another passerby. "Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America."  

The person says, "I not American, I Vietnamese and here on a Green Card that expired two years ago."  

The new arrival walks farther and stops the next person he sees, then shaking his hand, and says, "Thank you for wonderful America!” That person puts up his hand and says, "I am from Middle East. I am not American.  It was easy to get here via Arizona."  

He finally sees a nice lady and asks, "Are you an American?"   

She says, "No, I am from Afghanistan here on an Education Green Card that expired 10 years ago."  

Puzzled, he asks her, "Where are all the Americans?" 


The Afghanistan lady checks her watch and says:  "Probably at work." 

IF YOU DON'T PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS, BY TOMORROW, YOU WILL RECEIVE THREE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ABSOLUTELY FREE.


Monday, November 16, 2015

BEING A DOG PERSON...

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A "DOG PERSON" TO TRULY APPRECIATE THIS STORY

I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the local shopping center and rolled down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.



She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress
upon her that she must remain there.

I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically,

"Now you stay....do you hear me?"

"Stay ! Stay !" 



The driver of a nearby car, a pretty young blonde, 
gave me a strange look and said, 
(this is going to hurt, but read on anyway....),




"Why don't you just put it in park?



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Barack Obama is not seeking "legacy"

To the many gullible souls out there who truly think that Barack Obama is "legacy building" in his all-out assault on America, I implore you to bow out of the conversation because you are not seeing clearly.

The term legacy carries positive connotations of something bequeath that is to the receiver's benefit. Everything that Barack Obama does is calculated to destroy America, which he despises. This man no more cares about legacy than he fears being properly prosecuted by the white political leaders whose responsibility it is to remove him from office.

I focus on white leaders, because whites are still in the majority and they fill the majority of political offices. If the majority of political operatives were of some other ethnicity, I would lodge my complaint against that group. Ethnicity is an issue only because Obama is half-black and he uses that fact to intimidate guilt-conflicted white people. Otherwise, he would have been impeached and likely in prison for treason by now.

Barack Obama's sole aim has been, since he first entered politics and continues as he winds down this presidency, the complete destruction of America as it was founded.

It is an insult to the intelligence of all Americans who must listen to elitist pundits on Fox news and elsewhere, and political drones in either party endeavor to make Obama's behavior fit a pattern of normalcy. Attributing his destructive policies to "legacy building" is either self-delusion on the part of the people who make that claim or cowardliness.

This is my take.

Obama's nuclear deal with Iran has nothing to do with legacy but rather to enable a Muslim nation to wage nuclear war with America and Israel – the two nations that he most despises. Does anyone wonder why Russians praise Vladimir Putin despite what the rest of the world might think of him? Putin cares about his country, that's why.

Obama despises the American military because traditionally it has been a mainstay of America's strength, and our strength infuriates him.

Imposition of a polluting homosexual, anti-Christian agenda upon the military ranks destroys unit cohesion and literally terrorizes male members with the prospect of sodomy rape. Such rapes have increased since the forcing of open homosexuality in the ranks, against the will of a majority of members I might add. Couple that with an infiltration of women, for whom all standards of strength must be reduced, and Obama attains his goal of emasculating and demoralizing the forces.

He could not care less about a legacy of making the forces more diverse. Besides, President Truman diversified the military as much as it should be when he integrated it. Obama's objective is its destruction.

Obama reopened relations with Cuba because Cuba is Communist. Legacy is not his concern here either, but rather to scuttle America's attempts to keep Communist influence out of the Americas. That Cuba has major issues with human rights does not matter. Like his Marxist African father before him, he despises the West and all that it represents.

Obama lawlessly declares open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens, because he wants to overrun America with third-world people who bring little more than dependency with them. This tactic not only does not ensure a legacy, but rather it guarantees the eventual conversion of America itself into third-world status, if it is allowed to continue.

Bill Clinton started the travesty of increasing the numbers of third-world immigrants at the expense of culturally more suited immigrants from European and European-influenced nations, but Obama has taken the trend to lawless, destructive extremes. He is fully aware that many of these invaders have no intention of assimilating.

It is only the outcry of a majority of Americans that holds back this hateful invasion scheme, and Donald Trump's entry onto the political scene to oppose that scheme is a saving grace for our nation.

These are but a few instances of behavior that display the loathsome character of Barack Hussein Obama. And he is allowed to roam freely through the American landscape poisoning and polluting as he goes, sure in the realization that no one will stop him because he is "black."

The day that we no longer have to hear the prattle about his "legacy building" will not be soon enough for me.

Many, many Americans are thoroughly fed up with Barack Obama and the spineless crop of political leaders who ignore his criminality. It is yet unknown whether Republicans will ever garner the backbone to become a true opposition party and hold him accountable. Promising signs are the House conservatives' getting rid of establishment types John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker and Speaker hopeful, respectively, and Donald Trump's entry into the 2016 presidential race with enough money and testicular fortitude to tell the Establishment and the Left where to shove it.

Should these positive trends not continue and the 2016 election cycle yield no movement to counter all the harm that Barack Obama has done to this nation, I think there will be massive disruption. Those folks in the National Rifle Association ads currently running on television seem very serious to me, and that is a good thing.

© Sylvia Thompson
Sylvia Thompson is a black conservative writer whose aim is to counter the liberal spin on issues pertaining to race and culture...



http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/sthompson/151026









Saturday, November 14, 2015

Question of the Day

Van Gogh’s Famous Painting “The Starry Night” 


Captured What Scientific Phenomenon In Action?

Temperature Inversion?

Atmospheric Diffraction?

Solar Refractivity?

Turbulence?


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Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, painted in June of 1889, depicts the view just before sunrise as seen from his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Unbeknownst to most people, The Starry Night is only one of nearly two dozen paintings Van Gogh made of the same scene (albeit in wide variation) from the same vantage point; though The Starry Night is the only version of the painting depicting a nocturnal scene (which is key in both the painting’s appeal and its relevance to our trivia today).
While the painting is notable for a wide variety of reasons including its enduring popularity, excellent use of luminance, and its distinct heavy stylization of the moon and stars in Van Gogh’s post-impressionist style, recent analysis has shown that part of the appeal of the painting might also lie in how well Van Gogh captured a natural phenomenon with an uncanny precision.
When physicists applied algorithmic analysis to The Starry Night, they found that the patterns of the luminance and swirls of the paint followed the same scaling laws that one finds in the mathematical laws in the theory of turbulence used to describe fluid flows in the Earth’s atmosphere. In essence, Van Gogh was able to perfectly capture, before the mathematics even existed to describe it, the turbulent movement of air in the atmosphere and how it would impact and distort views of the celestial bodies above.



the answer is Turbulence