Apr 29, 2015

Image Of The Beast, Cyber Person & New Human Information Warehouses

Common Sense Commentary: Technological developments and recent signs of the latter days are somewhat like a heavily loaded freight train going downhill with brakes burned out. Its speed, regardless of braking, continues to increase as it descends, faster and faster to the bottom ... where the track ends. Enjoy the trip ... Jesus will return before this trip terminates at the bottom of time.

The Image of the Beast

Revelation 13:13-15

"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."

The "Image of the Beast" is probably a technological means of replicating the mind and global agenda of the Beast in a virtual, cyber, robotic form. RB

Another Brain/Machine combination
development article I found in the
British, Daily Mail under Science &
Tech, is this: RB

The real-life Matrix: MIT researchers 
reveal interface that can allow a 
computer to plug into the brain 


It has been the holy grail of science fiction - an interface that allows us to plug our brain into a computer. Now, researchers at MIT have revealed new fibers less than a width of a hair that could make it a reality. They say their system that could deliver optical signals and drugs directly into the brain, along with electrical readouts to continuously monitor the effects of the various inputs. 


The new fibers are made of polymers that closely resemble the characteristics of neural tissues. Combining the different channels could enable precision mapping of neural activity, and ultimately treatment of neurological disorders, that would not be possible with single-function neural probes. 'We're building neural interfaces that will interact with tissues in a more organic way than devices that have been used previously,' said MIT's Polina Anikeeva, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering. The human brain's complexity makes it extremely challenging to study not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety of signaling methods it uses simultaneously.


The absolute global control the Antichrist will have on the entire world of people would seem to indicate his use of ultra high-tech computer development  which enables him to maintain a detailed record of every human being on Earth and all human necessities and services. This global ID system will obviously give the beast or Antichrist the ability to not only "equalize" goods and services globally, but also give him the means of cutting off those things to people unmarked, unidentifiable, uncooperative or undesirable.

Even now our government and those of other countries are developing human records warehouses of personal information. They are letting out contracts to hi-tech companies to develop and run these so called "Information Warehouses".  RB

This From The Weekly Standard

National and Global Warehouses of personal Information being developed on every human being on earth.

Feds Looking for Company to Run 'National Data Warehouse' for Obamacare, Medicare

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking for vendors to run its "National Data Warehouse," a database for "capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information" related to beneficiary and customer experiences with Medicare and the federal Obamacare marketplaces. Although the database primarily consists of quality control metrics related to individuals' interactions with customer service, potential contractors are to "demonstrate ... experience with scalability and security in protecting data and information with customer, person-sensitive information including Personal Health Information and Personally Identifiable information (personal health records, etc.)." Vendors are also instructed that one of the requirements of a possible future contract would be "ensuring that all products developed and delivered adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance standards."

For a number of years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the division of HHS responsible for Medicare and now Obamacare also, has maintained a "national data warehouse" (NDW) related to the 1-800-MEDICARE helpline. The passage of the Affordable Care Act and subsequent establishment of the Marketplaces has expanded the scope of the NDW. The CMS notice explains the NDW as follows:

The NDW acts as the central repository for capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information related to the beneficiary experience with Medicare and the consumer experience with Marketplaces. The NDW also serves as a foundation for operational and management reporting to support improved decision-making, business practices, and services to callers.
The type of data included in the NDW "includes information for CMS’ Virtual Contact Center operations including, but not necessarily limited to" items such as "Workforce management data,""Quality monitoring," "Medicare disenrollments," "Beneficiary satisfaction surveys," and "Web Chat metrics." The NDW is part of CMS's larger $15 billion "Virtual Data Center" program awarded to multiple vendors in 2012. The eventual vendor for the NDW must be able to integrate and share data with the other Virtual Data Center vendors.
The description for the "NDW Functional Requirements" included thirty-six items, several with multiple subpoints, and even this list is not meant to be "all inclusive" according to CMS. In addition to these functions, the "contractor shall implement a security program that adheres to CMS security standards." Interested vendors have until January 19, 2015, to respond.


And this from Discover Magazine.com

Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and 

the Risks of Artificial Intelligence

Technology enhanced with artificial intelligence is all around us. You might have a robot vacuum cleaner ready to leap into action to clean up your kitchen floor. Maybe you asked Siri or Google—two apps using decent examples of artificial intelligence technology—for some help already today. The continual enhancement of AI and its increased presence in our world speak to achievements in science and engineering that have tremendous potential to improve our lives.

Or destroy us.

At least, that’s the central theme in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie with headliner Ultron serving as exemplar for AI gone bad. It’s a timely theme, given some high-profile AI concerns lately. But is it something we should be worried about?

Artificial Intelligence Gone Rogue

How bad is Ultron? The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe lists his occupation as “would-be conquerer, enslaver of men” with genius intelligence, superhuman speed, stamina, reflexes, and strength, subsonic flight speed, and demi-godlike durability. The good news is that Ultron has “normal” agility and “average hand to hand skills.” Meaning if you can get in close to an autonomous robot with superhuman speed, you should be good to go. At least briefly.

But perhaps most importantly, Ultron represents the ultimate example of artificial intelligence applications gone wrong: intelligence that seeks to overthrow the humans who created it.

Subsequent iterations of Ultron were self-created, each one getting stronger, smarter, and more bent on fulfilling two main desires: survival and bringing peace and order to the universe. The unfortunate part for us humans is that Ultron would like to bring peace and order by eliminating all other intelligent life in the universe. The main theme in Age of Ultron is this fictional conflict between biological beings and artificial intelligence (with a mean streak). But how fictional is it?

Thinking Machines

The answers are found in scientific research related to the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and artificial life. These are fields that continue to expand at a ridiculous, if not superhuman, pace.

One of the most recent breakthroughs was a study in which Volodymyr Mnih and colleagues at Google DeepMind challenged a neural network to learn how to play video games.

The point was to see if the software (rather ominously called a “deep Q-network agent”) could apply lessons learned in one game to master another game. For more than half of the games examined, the deep Q-network agent was better than human level. This list includes Boxing, Video Pinball, Robotank (a favorite of mine), and Tutankham.

And though arcade games may seem trivial, the takeaway here really had nothing to do with games per se. The relevance is that an AI system could adapt its skills to situations for which its programmer had never prepared it. The AI was effectively learning how to apply skills in a new way, basically thinking on its own. Which is relevant in considering the possibility of an AI going rogue.

IBM's Watson computer is a well-known instance of AI. Credit: Clockready IBM’s Watson computer is a well-known instance of AI. Credit: Clockready Sounding an Alarm

So, is this a problem? Coverage in popular media often seems to give the spin that machine learning and artificial intelligence are things to fear. There is a boundary that separates helpful applications of AI—imagine a scenario of robot-conducted surgery performed in a remote community and overseen by a physician in a distant location—from truly frightening scenarios of near-future military applications. Imagine the combination of current combat drone technology with artificial intelligence computer engines giving independence to machine warfare.

The real problem is that we don’t often recognize that we have crossed these kinds of boundaries until we are already on the other side. In science we often push to discover and apply things before we truly understand all the implications—both positive and negative—that will accompany them. We often do things because we can without fully considering if we should, in fact, do them at all.

It’s a sentiment that has been surprisingly echoed among various tech cognoscenti in recent months. In late 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told an MIT symposium, “I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that.” And in January he put his money behind the cause, donating $10 million to a non-profit for AI safety.

Bill Gates revealed his reservations about AI in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session later that same month, writing, “I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”

And last year, Stephen Hawking co-authored an article on the risks of AI, saying it could be the “worst mistake in history.”

A Different Vision

Central to these concerns is artificial intelligence’s theoretical independence from human regulatory interaction. To avoid such extreme independence—and that sci-fi end-game of Ultron—maybe we’d be better off adopting the approach of “collaborative intelligence” as computer scientist Susan Epstein proposed in a recent study.

We traditionally build machines because we need help, Epstein writes. But perhaps a less-capable machine could be equally helpful, by allowing humans to do things that they’re better at anyway, such as pattern recognition and problem solving. In other words, built-in inabilities in our intelligent robots could allow them to perform their jobs better while keeping them in check—though at the cost of requiring more interaction with their human overseers.

In the tradition of sci-fi futurists Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Isaac Asimov, the future is “supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free utopia” Daniel H. Wilson wrote some years back. A collaborative view of AI, on the other hand, equates to thinking about robots as tools—sometimes very smart ones—that humans can employ and work with rather than a replacement for humans altogether.

This view, though, is at odds with the imperative to instrument and mechanize operations of all sorts wherever they are found. The end game—as Ultron’s creators discover—has disastrous ramifications. We all get to enjoy watching this dystopian future play out on the big screen this week. Luckily for our future selves, in the real world these conversations are still happening as we continue to progress toward smarter and smarter machines.

But maybe not too smart. I still want to win at Robotank.

Top image courtesy Marvel

Apr 28, 2015

The "Greatest Generation" Has Left Us ...To Our Devices And Vices

Common Sense Commentary: Our own Loren Fink is not the last of the "Greatest Generation", but he was one of a very, very few of them left alive into 2015. Another of the those few remaining of that Great Generation, who has also just left us, is Van Barfoot, the war hero of "flagpole fame".  We have lost most of the integrity of their times, the work ethic, faith, patriotism, courage and dozens of other attributes which were the foundation of America's success in the past. It is a sad day indeed, in a deteriorating nation which led the world for over a century. There were some marvelous pictures of Barefoot, his medals and his home and flag pole, but my blog won't usually print pictures and didn't in this case. I get a lot of good stories, like this, with pictures but have to by-pass them. Anyway, it is a great story of a real American Patriot and War Hero.  RB

Van T. Barfoot, American Patriot and War Hero Has Died

Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag pole down on his Virginia property a while back? You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to take down the flag pole on his property along with the large American flag he flew on it. Now we learn who that old man was. On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg , Mississippi . That probably didn't make news back then.

But twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano , Italy , that same Van T. Barfoot, who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set out alone to flank German machine gun positions from which gunfire was raining down on his fellow soldiers. His advance took him through a minefield but having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly take out three enemy machine gun positions, returning with 17 prisoners of war.

And if that weren't enough for a day's work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.

That probably didn't make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a well deserved Congressional Medal of Honor.

What did make news...Was his Neighborhood Association's quibble with how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home. Seems the HOA rules said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole were "unsuitable".

Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing court action unless he agreed to take it down.

Then the HOA story made national TV, and the Neighborhood Association rethought its position and agreed to indulge this aging hero who dwelt among them.

"In the time I have left", he said to the Associated Press, "I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference."  As well he should.

And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to contest him further, they might have done well to read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn't particularly good at backing down.


Apr 27, 2015

Dear Mugger, Home Invader, Rapist And Killer

Common Sense Commentary: As best I can, I am a follower of Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches Christians ...   "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." Romans 12:18. And, yes, "it lieth in me" to "live peaceably with all of you criminals and evil doers" .... but judging by your actions, you have no such desire to live peaceably with most people even as most of your ilk did not desire to live peaceably with Jesus when He passed their way. That must be the reason He told His disciples in Luke 22:36, "...He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." You see, He knew the intentions of your ilk  and kin before any of you had time to commit the crime and prepared his disciples to deal with those of you who cared not to live peaceably with others. So, on reading the command of Jesus to sell a "garment" and buy protection, I obeyed. Actually I had too many garments so it was no inconvenience for me. In fact I already had the required amount of money to do as He had commanded.  Now, keep in mind that since Jesus told his followers to buy a weapon .... he must also have expected us to use it in a serious emergency such as you armed, wayward souls are inclined to create as a way of livelihood. 

So, I write this note to you today to let you know I care about your eternal destiny, your right to "pursue happiness" and your loved ones and I am willing at any time of the day or night to read the Scriptures to you and pray for your soul or other needs. I will even give you food or limited amounts of money, if it is my idea. However, if that does not interest you and you prefer to attack me, my wife, a child, or other innocent people in the vicinity of where I happen to be, I want to give you this advice..... Even though I look very old, bent, white haired and feeble ... I am not a helpless victim... But since I can no longer run, have trouble even walking, and I can no longer fight... If you do those evil things I mention above ... and do not want to pray with me about your soul, I will just have to shoot you until you are "peaceable".  Your Friend, Rayburn Blair (An old, but well trained Marine).

Apr 25, 2015

In Memory Of Loren Fink: His Liberation Exactly 70 Years Ago

Common Sense Commentary: Salute the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine and thank them for their service. You never know where they have been and what they have endured for your freedom and mine.

Seventy years ago, this week, One of my heroes, Staff Sergeant Loren Fink, a prisoner of war in Germany, was set free after many months of unimaginable pain, hunger and suffering. Loren had been a machine gunner on many B17 bombing flights over Germany. On his last flight, he and his crew were shot down, as were sixty-two other B17 crews ... on the same day. Over 600 airmen downed in one day, Oct. 14, 1943. That horrendous day is still known to Historians as "The World's Greatest Air Battle". Loren was seriously wounded, for the second time, having survived his first wounds several months earlier. Now, as Loren lay bleeding, and other crewmen were bailing out, the pilotless plane banked and the pilot, last man out, later said that Loren, unconscious, fell or rolled out the open door. Loren never remembered getting out or pulling his parachute's rip cord, but woke up in a plowed field where he was taken prisoner. Lack of care for his wounds brought on endless, agonizing pain and gangrene. Even after a Polish doctor began treating him, there was little medication and no pain killers. Loren suffered from his wounds the rest of his life. 

All efforts to escape failed. Many prisoners died from lack of food and poor treatment. By March or April of 1945 Loren's weight was down to under 100 pounds.

Brutal Nazi treatment, lack of food, no medicine and long marches, including his last, the now infamous "Death March" compounded his suffering, but set him free. His German guards had left the prison camp and marched their prisoners over 600 miles in 86 days to surrender themselves with the prisoners at the US front line, April 27, 1945. The war wasn't over for another nine days. 

Loren's ordeal in that war, his wounds, his treatment, starvation, and his suffering as a prisoner left him almost mentally and physically destroyed ....but God used it all to build a kind and exceptional man. 

 When the war in Europe officially ended a few days after his liberation, Loren was shipped home, to Washington State, for months of medical treatment and rehabilitation. He was discharged in November 1945 and soon married Nina Cox, one of the sweetest, and most faithful Christian women I have known. They had two children who are also fine Christians. 

Until this week, I had not seen any of them in over 23 years, but I see their precious faces clearly in my memory. They were all members of the church I founded and pastored in Tallahassee, Florida for nearly 30 years. 

Yesterday, Loren and Nina's son, Ken, came here to visit. Ken is a very successful part of a hi-tech company. Over a BBQ dinner, we talked of his wonderful mom and dad, both of whom are now in heaven. Our visit was one of the most blessed of my many years. Thank you Ken for the memories, your love and your kindness of supplying a Kindle for this old preacher's weak eyes...... He ordered it in a split second while we were talking. He is an expert on a computer, Brother and Mrs. Pettus (His teachers at NFCS).

Loren and Nina sent Ken and his sister, Loretta, to our Christian School and they were all members of the church I pastored in Tallahassee, FL. I am so proud of those two marvelous children and of Loren and Nina, all of whom were such a blessing to the entire church.  

Nina passed away several years ago. Loren went to be with our Lord in February, last, having served the Lord the rest of his life after his liberation in 1945. He is now truly liberated from his pains, weaknesses, sickness and the trials of the flesh..... Praise God. 

Thank you, Loren and Nina for your years of friendship to me, and faithfulness to Jesus and His church. No parents are perfect but you two came about as close to it as is humanly possible to be. As your pastor, I commend you and as your friends, Mrs. Blair and I love you and your children and look forward to our reunion around the throne of our wonderful Lord .... soon, no doubt. What a day that will be. Psm.115:1, RB

From Kaye Blair Tyler:
I remember the Finks oh so well, didn't know all that about Mr. Fink, I shall stand and salute him, what a great man. I wished I could have been there in the conversation between you and Ken. I also can see their faces in my memory as if it was yesterday.

From Ron Blair
Selfless child of God; Uncommon husband, father and example; Selfless patriot. What a great legacy! God has and will continue to bless that legacy. 

From Rex Blair
Loren Fink, another one of Gods' quiet heroes. A champion in our midst, unknown by us but known by God. What an inspiration.

Apr 21, 2015

Latest U.S. Bouts With Insanity

Common Sense Commentary: Celestial Medics, in white coats, are on their way. RB

Latest U.S. Statistical Map:


These 11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed! Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2014, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What's the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000,which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $20.00 an hour. 

There are actually two messages here. The first is very interesting, but the second is absolutely astounding - and explains a lot. A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and 
women who survived a 
cancer five years after 
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients
diagnosed with diabetes 
who received treatment 
within six months: 
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors 
needing hip replacement 
who received it within six 
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43% 

Percentage referred to a 
medical specialist who see 
one within one month: 
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners 
(a prime diagnostic tool) 
per million people: 
U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18 

Percentage of seniors (65+), 
with low income, who say 
they are in "excellent health": 
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%*************************************

And now..for the last statistic:
Socialized Health Insurance?
England YES
Canada YES

Check the last 
set of statistics!! 

The percentage of each past president's cabinet... Who had worked in the private business sector...prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is; a real-life business...not a government job.

Here are the percentages.
T. Roosevelt..........
 .... 38%
Wilson .......................
 . 52%
 . 42%
F. Roosevelt.................50%
GH Bush......................51%
Clinton ..............39%
GW Bush.....................55%
Obama.............. 8%

This helps explain the incompetence of this administration: ONLY 8% of them...have ever worked in private business!
That's right!Only eight percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations...how to run their business? How can the president of a major nation and society...the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business...when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs...when he has never really had one? And, when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs. Or... As "community organizers."

Apr 18, 2015

Huge Surge Of Unscreened Muslims Flooding U.S.

Common Sense Commentary: It is said a picture is worth a thousand words, but this one is worth a library full of volumes it will require to explain how we Americans allowed Barack Husain Obama to Islamicize our country and destroy our Constitution in just eight years. RB

Huge Surge Of Unscreened 
Muslims Flooding U.S.

From WorldNet Daily By GREG COROMBOS


Muslim immigration from dangerous nations is dramatically higher in recent years, and government assurances that immigrants are being properly screened is “a farce,” according to accomplished author and columnist Paul Sperry.
“It’s a huge surge under Obama. In the last three years, he’s averaged 100,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations a year. That is very alarming. It’s more than we’re importing both from Central America and Mexico combined. This is a big shift in immigration flows,” said Sperry, who is the author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington” and co-author of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”
“It’s really insane what we’re doing. No one’s really talking about it, but this mass immigration from Muslim countries poses a serious national security threat,” said Sperry, who is also a Hoover Institution media fellow and former Washington bureau chief of WND. Sperry frequently writes for the New York Post and Investor’s Business Daily.
The stated reason for the influx in recent years is the rise in refugees from war-torn nations like Syria and Iraq. The number of people accepted from Syria in particular baffles Sperry, who said there is a long standing policy of keeping Syrians at bay.
“Syria has always been on our terrorist list,” he said. “We have had very strict restrictions on Syrian immigration. Since Syria has become a failed state, Obama hzx increased the number of refugees. By the time he leaves office, we will be importing over 10,000 Syrians into this country. This is a concern because Iraq and Syria are now controlled by the Islamic State.”
The government insists the case of each refugee is carefully scrutinized before he or she is allowed into the U.S. But Sperry said that claim is laughable.
“At the top levels of the administration, DHS and so forth, they claim that these refugees are being vetted,” Sperry said. “But it’s a complete farce. We know that from testimony from the FBI officials who are in charge of that type of vetting process for terrorists coming in under visas and these refugee programs.”

Apr 16, 2015

Rattlesnake Logic Is Simply Common Sense In West Texas

Common Sense Commentary: I was raised in West Texas. As a matter of fact, Sweetwater, the Rattlesnake capital of the world. Every year Sweetwater has a Rattlesnake Round-Up in the  Nolan County Coliseum. Ranchers, farmers and professional rattlesnake hunters bring in hundreds of angry, venomous, deadly rattlesnakes.  They mostly have them in big, round, 25 feet wide by 4 feet high water tanks where a western looking guy stands in the middle of them, picks them up, and demonstrates how they "milk" their venom.  There are also tables and chairs where visitors can have a meal of rattlesnake meat and then buy rattlesnake boots, western hats, belts or wallets. People come from all over the world to Sweetwater for the event on the second week-end of March. Rattlesnake Logic is, there is no "moral high ground" when you are dealing with rattlesnakes, there is only survival.

As long as we insist on maintaining the so called "moral high ground" we will NEVER win the war on terrorism! We're in a conflict in which we absolutely INSIST on playing by the made up rules against a maniacal group who have NO rules!

Rattlesnake Logic....by some West Texas Cowboy

After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did. They want to know what America did(!) to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era of homegrown radicals and about why and how they can live among us and still hate us.
A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me: “Here in west Texas, I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.
I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder WHY a rattlesnake will bite me; I know it WILL bite me because it's a rattlesnake and that's what rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake or have a "meaningful dialogue" with it…I just kill it. I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me. I just kill them. I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other snakes are, because (a) it won’t tell me and (b) I already know they live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.
I don’t look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake...I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to
rid my place of rattlesnakes.
Do I fear them? Not really. Do I respect what they can do to me and my family? Yes!! And because of that respect, I give them the fair justice they deserve....I kill them... As a country, we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists' are telling the world their goal is to kill Americans and destroy our way of life. They have just posted two graphic videos on the Internet showing them beheading Americans. They are serious. They are exactly like rattlesnakes. It is high time for us to start acting accordingly!
I love this country. It's the damn government I'm afraid of! Look who's new in the White House!
Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S.Department of Homeland Security
Mohammed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser
Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)
Salam al-Marayati, Obama Adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is its current executive director
Imam Mohamed Magid, Obama's Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North America Eboo Patel, Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships
Valerie Jarrett, raised a Muslim, is Obama's principal adviser.

This is flat-out scary! The foxes are now officially living in the hen house...

How can this happen, and when will we wake up? We are quiet while our Country is being destroyed from within.

Apr 15, 2015

The Monumental, Muslim Hypocritical Double Standard Contradiction

Common Sense Commentary: So where is the so-called "Free World" outrage when Muslims hear about a single non-Muslim, insignificant individual who tells a little joke or draws a cartoon about a Muslim and all Muslim hell breaks loose ... worldwide with murder and mayhem. But when a mob of Muslims rampage through a British cemetery of WWII soldiers killed in action, and overturn and smash the headstones and even the 25 foot Christian Cross overshadowing the dead there, nobody even raises an eyebrow. The "Monumental" Muslim, double standard contradiction is the global height of raw hypocrisy soaked in pig fat. And this is not the greatest of their contradictions. The constant, innumerable slaughtering, by "the religion of peace", of innocent people who might disagree with them is even worse. But again, not so much as a tear or word from the civilized world's leadership. What the devil is wrong with our political leaders??? ... I guess I just answered my own question.

Watch this video before some jerk in Washington has it removed. RB (So Come and get me)

U.S. to Award Iran $11.9 Billion 
Through End of Nuke Talks 

From Patriot Udate  
In addition to decrying the lack of restrictions in place to ensure that Iran does not use the released funds to sponsor terrorism, critics of the sanctions relief protest that Iran is benefitting while the United States receives little in return. 

The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department. 

Today’s $490 million release, the third such payment of this amount since Dec. 10, was agreed to by the Obama administration under the parameters of another extension in negotiations over Tehran’s contested nuclear program that was inked in November. 

Iran will receive a total of $4.9 billion in unfrozen cash assets via 10 separate payments by the United States through June 22, when talks with Iran are scheduled to end with a final agreement aimed at curbing the country’s nuclear work, according to a State Department official. 

Iran received $4.2 billion in similar payments under the 2013 interim agreement with the United States and was then given another $2.8 billion by the Obama administration last year in a bid to keep Iran committed to the talks through November, when negotiators parted ways without reaching an agreement. (Insanity RB)

Read more at http://patriotupdate.com/2015/01/u-s-award-iran-11-9-billion-end-nuke-talks/

Apr 12, 2015

What Do You Do With Dead People On Your Planet?

Common Sense Commentary: I think I have talked with this bank employee and his supervisor, myself. That's when I decided not to die until I have maxed out my credit cards, cut them into tiny pieces and mailed them back to the issuer and changed my address to  my vacation home ...."Somewhere In Outer Space".  RB


Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die! This is priceless, and so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.

A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge.
The balance had been $0.00 when she died, but now somewhere around $60.00. A family member
placed a call to Citibank.

Here is the exchange :
Family Member: 'I am calling to tell you she died back in January.
Citibank: 'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.'
Family Member: 'Maybe you should turn it over to collections.'
Citibank : 'Since it is two months past due, it already has been.'
Family Member: So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'
Citibank : 'Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!'
Family Member'Do you think God will be mad at her?'
Citibank : 'Excuse me?'
Family Member: 'Did you just get what I was telling you - the part about her being dead?'
Citibank : 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.'
Supervisor gets on the phone: 
Family Member: 'I'm calling to tell you, she died back in January with a $0 balance.' 

Citibank : 'The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.'
Family Member: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?'
Citibank : (Stammer) 'Are you her lawyer?'
Family Member:'No, I'm her great nephew.' (Lawyer info was given) 
Citibank:'Could you fax us a certificate of death?'
Family Member:'Sure.' (Fax number was given)
After they get the fax : 
Citibank: 'Our system just isn't setup for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.'
Family Member: 'Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. She won't care.'
Citibank: 'Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.'
(What is wrong with these people?!?) 
Family Member: 'Would you like her new billing address?'

Citibank : 'That might help....'
Family Member:’ Odessa Memorial Cemetery , Highway 129, Plot Number 69.'

Citibank : 'Sir, that's a cemetery!'
Family Member: 'And what do you do with dead people on your planet???'