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  • Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during controversial U.S. visit: Too close to Israel's elections

    01/22/2015 6:25:31 PM PST · 24 of 26
    Sine_Pari to spokeshave

    I was wondering if the stated reason for the snub was cow manure or not. I guess you answered my question. When did the pious one meet with his cousin? Have there been others?


  • Yemen's US-Backed President Quits; Country Could Split Apart

    01/22/2015 6:19:13 PM PST · 27 of 31
    Sine_Pari to colorado tanker

    You are correct sir.

    This may turn to another Syria/Iraq scenario where the Shia (Iran) and the Sunni (Saudi Arabia and others) tangle over their version of islam. It would be nice to have these two decimate each other then we would only have to deal with a war weary weakened victor. Unfortunately what is going on in Yemen and Syria/Iraq has economic and political global repercussions As such it is difficult to wait it out, hence we should influence the outcome to our favor; what ever that may be.


  • Prosecutors Recommend Felony Charges Against General Petreus for Email Leak

    01/09/2015 5:35:20 PM PST · 41 of 50
    Sine_Pari to InMemoriam

    Interesting timing, why now? As with many other events associated with the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist political class, there is a reason for this. My guess is this is likely related to self-preservation or scandal mitigation. The question is, will the Gen put himself above the good of the country (be intimidated into silence) or will he expose whatever is worrying the administration (and likely her thighness). Either way the media will soon begin attacking the Gen per the playbook to influence public opinion in favor of the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist cause.


  • It’s time to abolish the CIA

    01/03/2015 10:16:10 AM PST · 86 of 96
    Sine_Pari to PIF

    Thank you.

  • It’s time to abolish the CIA

    01/03/2015 8:56:43 AM PST · 82 of 96
    Sine_Pari to PIF


    Few know and fully understand how we have evolved the best intelligence services in the world.

    A small primer of the major USG intel organizations by intelligence discipline (all under the Executive branch of the triad):
    - SIGINT (signals; fastest and most successful): NSA, under the DoD and manned with DoD civilians and service members of all ranks and grades (political appointees are peppered throughout the higher DoD Pentagon establishment, not at this level).
    - IMINT (imagery; fills many gaps the others cannot, very expensive): NGA, also under the DoD with a staff makeup similar to NSA.
    - HUMINT (human; slow and very dangerous for those directly involved yet often answers the ‘why’ which the other two sometimes cannot): CIA, separate from DoD yet DoD has DCS.
    - No -int can answer the mail without the others; they complement and support/validate each other.
    - There are five National analysis centers (do some homework); why, because analysis can be guess work based on raw intelligence and sometimes we need separate opinions on thorny subjects.

    Yes, we have had instances when our intel services have made mistakes and they have been dealt with and corrected both publicly and privately. Why privately, because doing it otherwise would endanger the country and erode public trust; precisely what our enemies want and are pushing for with so called rampant NSA civil liberties violation stories. As for violations of civil liberties, the services are made up of solid patriotic Americans who chose to live a life in the shadows of anonymity, for obvious security reasons, who love and uphold the Constitution. Of course there are partisans in the mist just like in any other USG entity with many people. There are many laws to protect US citizens from collateral and direct collection and many investigations occur yearly to investigate and remove those who break these laws. FISA is the legal instrument to collect against a known US citizen without their knowledge; it is a rigorous and onerous process.

    All the intel community can ask for is the country’s trust they are doing their best to protect the People without having to be “transparent” since having a “transparent” intelligence service is an oxymoron for obvious reasons. Put it this way, when one goes into surgery, one does not know everything the surgeon is going to do yet one trusts the surgeon do to it right. Not a perfect analogy yet I think passes the point along. Consider how many attacks AQ or other groups have successfully conducted in US soil since Sep ‘11. Announcing these successes and how it was done would disclose the techniques used and thwart future successes, unless they can be attributed to other means such as good local police work. Lone homegrown wolves are a problem for local law enforcement.

    Let us hope the SSCI and the HPSCI (Legislative branch watchdogs) have the country’s best interest at hand when they discharge their duties and are not pursuing political or personal vendettas.


  • Republican Sighted in Academe!

    09/29/2014 8:26:36 AM PDT · 3 of 11
    Sine_Pari to Academiadotorg

    Aaahh . . . not the first one.


  • Looks Like China’s Sending a Stealth Fighter to Sea

    09/28/2014 10:44:33 AM PDT · 19 of 61
    Sine_Pari to Mariner

    Agreed and consider this, a fast mover stick jockey good friend of mine once told me the aircraft is only as good as the pilot in the seat. Ours are well seasoned yet I do not know how much training outside the combat zones they are getting these days. Add to that the oft heated argument that no matter the aviator’s skill and capabilities of the aircraft, the farthest looking radar coupled with the best air/ground-to-air missiles wins.


  • Looks Like China’s Sending a Stealth Fighter to Sea

    09/28/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT · 14 of 61
    Sine_Pari to Mariner

    Thanks to . . . unsecure cleared defense contractors’ computer networks, overly permissive USG technology export habits, and chicom human intelligence sources . . . yes.


  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 9:05:34 PM PDT · 46 of 70
    Sine_Pari to Sine_Pari

    Oops, WHO not HWO.

  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 8:59:58 PM PDT · 45 of 70
    Sine_Pari to Carbonsteel

    You are absolutely correct. A Ft. Detrick team deployed quietly to assess and burn the dead animals at the Reston quarantine facility. The CDC and HWO have classified three strains of Ebola; Ebola Marburg (Germany), Ebola Reston (Va, only airborne strain), and Ebola Zaire (most commonly seen). A good book on the subject is “The Hot Zone” for anyone interested in the subject.


  • Best and Worst Comic Strips?

    03/22/2014 6:35:24 AM PDT · 114 of 145
    Sine_Pari to relictele

    Agreed, I would add B.C., The Far Side, and Shoe to my fabs.

    As far as worst, Doonesbury was the indisputable worst until Boondocks appeared in the scene. I was living in the DC area when this black kid student from the University of Maryland started the strip in the school’s paper. Of course, it was immensely popular with the liberal/marxist crowd in MD opening doors for the kid. First in cartoon syndication and later as a TV cartoon show in Cartoon Network. At least Doonsbury stuck mostly to attacking conservatism and propping up liberalism/socialism/communism/progressives/marxists causes for the middle aged likeminded; Boondocks is mostly angry/violent racial anti-anything not black in a present setting targeted at the young.


  • What's Going On In Venezuela?

    03/02/2014 6:35:44 PM PST · 7 of 20
    Sine_Pari to Sine_Pari

    oops, delete the “is”

  • What's Going On In Venezuela?

    03/02/2014 6:35:04 PM PST · 6 of 20
    Sine_Pari to Vinylly
  • Are You A ‘Yoda,’ ‘Luke Skywalker,’...Take The ‘Star Wars’ Personality Test

    01/18/2014 11:21:31 AM PST · 23 of 68
    Sine_Pari to Sequoyah101; BBell

    Ditto here; must go apply my wisdom to the honey-do-list to avoid conflict yet I will be ready when results do not meet expectations.


  • Dogs Vs. Cats: Which Makes the Best Pet?

    01/18/2014 10:48:30 AM PST · 53 of 106
    Sine_Pari to Perdogg

    Having lived all over and traveled the world much; either or both, depending on location and personal living conditions. In deployed areas any stray cat or dog was always welcomed. And yes, we scoffed at the rules against approaching strays. Both cats or a dogs did wonders to relieve stress. Of course, we exercised prudence and took our new four legged friends to the local military vet for shots.

    I’ve always thanked the Lord for giving us a choice of a cat or a dog from which we could choose for companionship and unconditional love. I miss my departed furry friends and continue to enjoy my current ones. I pray there is a place form them in heaven.


  • No evidence Al Qaeda or terror groups had any involvement in Benghazi consulate attack

    12/29/2013 9:02:24 AM PST · 51 of 79
    Sine_Pari to Nachum

    Have not read the NYT article yet I have questions:

    - Assuming they are correct, what information and methods did they use to arrive to this conclusion? Investigative reporting only gets you so much, at some point classified information owned by the USG has to be analyzed to reach this conclusion authoritatively. Then, who gave this USG info to the NYT and why? Otherwise their conclusion is just an opinion.

    - Why is the NYT expending time, effort and dollars to “investigate” an event already garnering the attention of Congress when there are so many other scandals which demand equal or greater “journalistic” attention; Fast and Furious (more dead than in Bengazi), IRS persecution of conservative groups, nationally organized and rampant voter fraud in the last national election cycle, failure of obamacare, a racially motivated Justice Dept., billions of taxpayers dollars wasted on WH pet projects (Solyndra, GM bailout, etc), an so on. One answer might be to help hillary since I think the wheels are coming of the obama wagon and they might not care to spend too much capital defending him.

    My initial instinct is to question the motive (tactical through strategic) behind the action and then look at what they intend to achieve with said action. This is not a newspaper of old who merely wants to bring the events that transpired away from where you live but another political tool of the left.

    Regards and have a Blessed New Year.

  • Law School Grad Forced Into Retail Job Blogs The Loss Of His 'Last Shred Of Dignity'

    12/28/2013 5:45:59 AM PST · 36 of 133
    Sine_Pari to ilovesarah2012

    From your keyboard to the Lord’s ears.

    Perhaps this is a sign the market for lawyers has reached saturation and can not support any new comers. Now we need to retrain these younger minds in the realities and truths of Conservatism so when they do find jobs as lawyers they take over the socialist cabal who run The Bars and their collective lobbying groups in DC.

    Regards and Have a Blessed Happy New Year.

  • RNC issue a statement honoring Kwanzaa

    12/26/2013 11:00:57 AM PST · 96 of 174
    Sine_Pari to Zakeet

    Whomever in the GOP ranks is responsible for this is an absolute idiot and should be fired. The lies of progressives/liberals/socialists/communists can only be successfully fought with the truth. Perpetuating this lie from the highest ranks of the party only alienates the base and confirms to the so called and precious moderates the GOP is no different than the dimRats. They should stand for the truth and the Constitution all the time and every time. So long the mainstream media is in the back pocket of the dimRats, the GOP will never out-liberal the dimRats which is what the consultants continue to tell the GOP party bosses. Sometimes I think these consultants are dimRat plants. Either we Conservatives continue to loose the psychological war within our own ranks.

    Regards, Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year.

  • Kwanzaa: The Holiday Brought To You By the FBI

    12/25/2013 6:24:02 AM PST · 10 of 36
    Sine_Pari to rktman

    Love the graphics on this previous post.

    Regards and Merry Christmas.

  • De Blasio’s Daughter Admits to Substance Abuse

    12/24/2013 12:46:34 PM PST · 33 of 40
    Sine_Pari to SeminoleCounty

    I would tend to agree with you yet the original source of the disclosure demands further analysis. We are dealing with democrats/progressives/communists/socialists (all the same to me) here. There is purpose to this action; I firmly believe this was done for political gain or as a greater scandal prophylaxis; question is what. Why bring the daughter’s problems to light and invite others to pry for no real reason? Perhaps there is worse than we have heard directly involving the “mayor” yet a little trickle will cause the media to say, “nothing else to see here, move along” thus putting an end/lid to further damning revelations or investigation. I do not accept the “pity” card being played. This people do not play that card until faced with real issues; IE they play the “pity” card on the defense not offense. I do not see any defense being played here and it would be novel to see potentially embarrassing revelations used as offense. I expect smarter folk than me will get to the bottom of this.

    Regards and Merry Christmas.

  • Greenfield: The Left is too Smart to Fail

    12/23/2013 8:12:27 AM PST · 19 of 39
    Sine_Pari to Louis Foxwell

    For a few years now, I have been conducting a private experiment with both acquaintances and family alike. I ask them to describe or tell me what they think of specific individuals, both public figures and those only known in our private circles. My theory seems to hold thus far; liberals will almost immediately describe others known to them to be also liberals as “smart” or “intelligent.” The contrary is true if the liberal knows the individual named is conservative or of unknown political leniency. Conservatives will almost always use character defining terms such as “responsible,” “trustworthy,” or their respective antonyms. Again, when known liberals or conservatives, however, conservatives tended to use describe those with undefined political tendencies the same way they described known conservatives. My unscientific conclusion is liberals value or place emphasis in intelligence or perceived intelligence, as noted in the article posted, while conservatives tend to value or place emphasis on character. And no, I am not a sociologist or political pinhead, my education is in the hard sciences.


  • Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain [link only]

    11/10/2013 3:30:23 PM PST · 22 of 35
    Sine_Pari to Hugin; All

    The store is called Daka and is akin to Best Buy or (when they were around) Circuit City; large store of home electronics and appliances. The new Pres (Maduro) accused the store of price gouging, arrested the store managers and had government officials (backed by the National Guard uniformed armed troops; similar to our Dept. of Homeland Sec.) re-price and sell all stock at “fair” prices. Problem was that a few local folk did not wait for the government to show up and do as Maduro announced and took the initiative much like the “yutes” in inner cities. The flash like mobs broke into stores and took merchandize without paying.

    Whenever the Dems feel like it, coming to Walmart near you soon.


  • Retreat: Obama now interested in Russian diplomatic track as Reid puts Senate vote on hold

    09/10/2013 8:19:11 AM PDT · 22 of 29
    Sine_Pari to SeekAndFind

    Is there a bit of “Cuban missile crisis” redux going on here? JFK benefited, back then, from glorifying kudos and generational admiration for resolving the crisis and causing Khrushchev to blink. Many years later we learned the JFK administration removed missiles from western Europe as a concession to the Soviets in return for them to take back whatever they had shipped to Cuba. Problem was the missiles in Cuba were likely not operational and the US missiles in western Europe had been their for a long while. Net effect: Soviets got a more vulnerable western Europe/NATO without any loss to their capabilities and JKF got to appear as a world class virile statesman.

    I wonder if the WH might have bargained something away to the Russians in return for an Assad ‘guarantee’ to turn over chem weapons? I’ve read in the press the WH floated the idea of handing over missile defense technical data to the Russians as an incentive for new SALT talks yet the Pentagon balked. Perhaps it is now fait accompli.

    At any rate, this opens a window of opportunity for the administration to avoid a potential embarrassing defeat in the House while alloying the President to claim a victory.

    Sigh. Deep down it feels the Russians have the upper hand; we have degraded our defensive posture: and we have not done anything to advert the fall of Syria to radical islamists.


  • Nidal Hasan arrives at Fort Leavenworth’s death row

    08/31/2013 12:22:21 PM PDT · 17 of 52
    Sine_Pari to Libloather

    Why do they refer to this convict as MAJ. His proper pay grade after conviction he should be a private E-1.


  • What is Islam?

    07/08/2013 6:07:07 AM PDT · 41 of 51
    Sine_Pari to All

    With commentary from former muslims — ‘Islam: What the West Needs to Know.’

    The video is somewhere on the internet, take a look and ponder.


  • Furloughs begin for Defense Department civilians

    07/05/2013 3:40:39 PM PDT · 19 of 49
    Sine_Pari to cripplecreek; centurion316

    No doubt there is waste in the DoD. A few points, however:

    — the DoD furloughs do not apply to DoD contractors, they apply to DoD civilian employees (ie civil servants; GS pay scale employees)

    — by law, the DoD is restricted on the number of civilians and military personnel in its ranks; DoD hires civilian contractors to meet the delta on labor force which may come from self created or Congress mandated new requirements

    — as the military force is shrunk, many non war-figthing yet maintenance/loggy jobs will likely go to either DoD civilians or contractors; something similar happened as DoD grew to meet the GWOT demand.


  • Author: Soviet agents subverted US in 1930s

    05/26/2013 9:37:49 PM PDT · 11 of 135
    Sine_Pari to 2ndDivisionVet

    I cannot remember where I read FDR was very close to unknowingly naming a Soviet agent (spy) as his Sec State; might have been “The Shield and the Sword” by Vasili Mitrokhin (former KGB officer). At any rate, the ‘30s and ‘40s US/UK governments were likely thoroughly penetrated by the Soviets; from the Cambridge Five to the Rosenbergs. Maybe even the early CIA; read “A Wilderness of Mirrors” by David C. martin. This ebbed with the advent of the ‘50s cold war and yet took off again with the tumult of the ‘60s and continues to this day.

    Regards from old Camp Red Cloud, the Chorwon Valley, and the Imjin Gang.

  • Tuition aid cut; recruiting, timely TRICARE pay at risk .

    03/16/2013 5:21:30 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    Sine_Pari to Sine_Pari

    I forgot, to boot, in some COPs and FOBs in Afghanistan the troops no longer get a hot breakfast as they used too due to cuts. They only hot meal they get is dinner, if they they make it back to base before the d-fac closes. I hope that recent dinner at the Jefferson was well worth it for Congress members and the Pres.


  • Tuition aid cut; recruiting, timely TRICARE pay at risk .

    03/16/2013 5:16:40 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    Sine_Pari to darkwing104

    It has already begun. In the West Region veterans were told Tricare Prime is no longer available to them. A move I think will spread throughout the country. BTW, DoDEA (DoD school system inside military bases) may end up shortening the school year. Considering they are not stellar as a whole (some good teachers yet the system is rife with union thuggery), a truncated school year hurts military kids of all grades.


  • Asking for defense cuts - Defense Department’s dirty deals

    02/16/2013 11:23:35 PM PST · 19 of 22
    Sine_Pari to oldbill
    Esteemed Seasoned Bill,

    My friend, simmer down a bit. First, you have not addressed the technical questions which I will not repeat for third time. BTW, it was a Navy Aviator friend of mine who first put this bug in my ear regarding Air Force stealth planes.

    Rarely do I expose credentials in such a public forum yet I think it is warranted here. I'm a 25+ still on active duty commissioned officer with many operational and combat tours. Having planned and been at the receiving end of CAS and other air support, I am skeptical of the full capabilities of stealth technology as advertised. As for the Chinese, we do not know how many of these birds they have or what their full capabilities may be. I seriously doubt you have qualitatively or authoritative information at your disposal concerning the matter.

    In my years wearing the uniform I have seen a lot of waste at all levels. Weapons procurement programs remain one of the most expensive endeavors in the DoD budget and a fertile source of waste. I care less about the tired old garden variety waste you mention that goes back to the early '80s involving tools or 'holed' pilot seats. I care about providing the combatants with the proper cost effective tools to do the job; nothing more and nothing less. Questioning if a specific tool is right, necessary or even cost effective for the job at hand is healthy skepticism and fiscally responsible, nothing else. Unfortunately people out there insist on protecting their rice bowls and pet projects with little factual or logical basis to support their position.

    Continue to ponder and Regards.
  • Asking for defense cuts - Defense Department’s dirty deals

    02/16/2013 5:12:20 AM PST · 17 of 22
    Sine_Pari to oldbill
    Oh, one more thing, they do too have stealth. Check the Chinese Chengdu J-20 out:

  • Asking for defense cuts - Defense Department’s dirty deals

    02/16/2013 5:04:32 AM PST · 16 of 22
    Sine_Pari to oldbill

    I think you missed my point. Peters may be an uninformed fool who may want our pilots flying tin cans yet that does not answer my questions. If air superiority via better aircraft boils down to who has the best longest looking targeting radar systems with commensurate air-to-air missiles on board AND our stealth aircraft still require suppression of air defenses to operate, then why spend all that money on them? Sounds to me like the technology is vulnerable and may not be worth the expense. We need to remain ahead technologically yet weapons procurement sometimes appear to be corporate job programs/cash cows, particularly in the military aircraft business. Things to ponder.


  • Asking for defense cuts - Defense Department’s dirty deals

    02/15/2013 8:45:03 PM PST · 14 of 22
    Sine_Pari to oldbill

    Just playing devil’s advocate. If radar makes so much a difference, why spend millions (billions?) on a “stealth” aircraft? Sounds like the pilot with the best target acquisition radar and armament with commensurate legs can rule the skies. I read somewhere the USAF still plans/requests from the other services suppression of air defense missions for stealth aircraft operations. Do not know if this is even true yet raises a few questions in my mind.


  • Asking for defense cuts - Defense Department’s dirty deals

    02/15/2013 8:03:52 PM PST · 11 of 22
    Sine_Pari to neverdem
    Totally agree. Just recently read (from a NY Times article nonetheless) where the Navy spent millions of dollars on biofuels in 2012; about $27/gal for biofuel were diesel costs about $3.50/gal. This does not account for other millions spent in solar panels and other so called green projects. These have been likely forced on the DoD by the civilian political appointees and rubber stamped by the liberal General/Admiral Officer corps; shameful.
    I wonder how much of the taxpayer dollars that have gone into these projects benefit businesses of DNC donors. I say cut away and audit all these green projects.


  • Army Night Stalkers opening helicopters for women

    02/02/2013 4:27:13 PM PST · 6 of 8
    Sine_Pari to Tailgunner Joe

    In the spirit of ‘words mean things’:

    - women have served (in the strictest definition of the word) in combat for many years (nurses come to mind right away)

    - what constitutes a ‘combat’ environment has changed over the years; during WWI & WWII we had clearly defined front lines which made defining combat easy, in today’s war against terrorism the front line is the area immediately around you (360 degrees)

    - serving in the military is not a ‘right’ — this is not a civil rights issue; the military discriminates all the time, that is why there is a medical physical requirement prior to enlistment and some jobs even have extensive background investigations

    Let’s be clear, what many worry about:

    - lowering standards of currently male-only military jobs to accommodate some misguided ‘fairness’ argument and the subsequent deterioration of readiness and lethality of our military; recently heard the SGM of the Army say they were going to evaluate physical standards of some MOS’ to see if they really needed to be where they currently are

    - the unavoidable challenges with morale, order & discipline commanders will have to deal with; training and the UCMJ are no deterrent to thousands of years of DNA and hormones at work (translation - readiness problems); these already exist in current non-Maneuver/Fires/Effects Army units

    - some of these all-male jobs involve a high risk to capture at the hands of lawless actors (they do not follow Geneva Convention protocols); are we ready as a society to put our daughters, sisters, and mothers in situations were they will likely suffer sexual abuse as a result of capture to satisfy socialist-egalitarian ideals?

    I may be old fashion yet I still believe men and women ARE different and the Lord made it so for a reason.

    My 0.02 USD.


  • Joint Chiefs chairman: Women in combat spins 'the paradigm on its head'

    02/02/2013 3:29:14 PM PST · 17 of 30
    Sine_Pari to Tailgunner Joe

    GEN (Ret) Martin E. Dempsey (D-”fill-in state”)


  • White House Condemns Court Ruling On 'Unconstitutional' Obama Appointments [Imperial Presidency!]

    01/26/2013 6:47:19 AM PST · 31 of 39
    Sine_Pari to One Name

    Above is a link to Landmark’s Amicus Brief to the court which directly led to the decision. I am no lawyer but its easy to understand (begin at page 17, paragraph B of the Argument section). Bottom line is many past presidents had violated the spirit and intent of the “recess” clause yet none had ever declared the Senate in recess to open the way for appointments like this administration did; clear over reach and unconstitutional.


  • (Al) Sharpton: Is Obama Ready for Mt. Rushmore?

    01/12/2013 3:17:51 PM PST · 35 of 67
    Sine_Pari to Zakeet

    How about a life size statue made out of bovine excrement?

    Eco-friendly and recyclable to boot!!


  • E-Mails From Biographer to a Third Party Led to Petraeus

    11/10/2012 5:38:14 PM PST · 47 of 51
    Sine_Pari to SDShack

    You make an interesting point. Let me add:

    — FBI + (I presume) non-consensual email collection = FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) investigation (ie electronic monitoring)

    — Per NYT article, “The person who complained about harassing messages from Ms. Broadwell, according to the official, was not a family member or a government official.” Who is the person that is neither a gov official nor a family member of presumably a gov official so important that could trigger an FBI investigation; an intelligence source perhaps.

    — Is Ms. Broadwell an accredited journalist? If she is, she either gave consent to have her email looked at by the FBI or they did it surreptitiously. If the later and she is an accredited journalist then this required high up approval per EO 12333 and all US Gov Departments’ derivative rules under the EO.

    I have many other questions yet like Benghazi I do think they will go answered.

    Nothing to see here; move along.


  • A General Lesson: Why did he risk everything on an affair?

    11/10/2012 5:08:22 PM PST · 42 of 83
    Sine_Pari to billorites

    Never place your faith in men (women included), they will disappoint you every time.

    From men, trust only what you can corroborate.


  • Witnesses: Benghazi attack was planned (and young people were told to chant against film)

    10/29/2012 6:51:35 AM PDT · 3 of 59
    Sine_Pari to mgist

    AP’s revisionist history to blend the ‘it was the video’ mantra with the truth that has been slowly coming out. Yet another MSM attempt to protect and defend the administration.


  • Boeing Has Perfected A Missile That Wipes Out Electronics And Leaves Everything Else Intact

    10/24/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT · 6 of 53
    Sine_Pari to Doogle

    Too late... the chicoms are already working on their copy.


  • George Clooney Calls First Amendment 'Unfortunate'

    10/12/2012 5:43:12 PM PDT · 42 of 43
    Sine_Pari to ThunderSleeps

    Very well stated.

    Might I add, there is no stated right in the Constitution providing for the “right not to be offended.” Taking that offshore, frankly I do not care for the sensibility of irrational radicals of any ilk or belief that use their bruised feelings as an excuse to exercise senseless violence.

    This made up “right not to be offended” is at the root of ‘political correctness’ (PC) which is a favorite tool of communists/socialists/Marxists/progressives/democrats to stifle free speech and silence their opposition, thru self-censorship, for fear of being impugned as violating PC rules.

    As intelligent, mature and unemotional adults, conservatives who know how important the 1st Amendment is to freedom have learned to ignore offensive speech emanating from provocateurs disarming their ill intentions.


  • Nobel Committee Awards Peace Prize to E.U.

    10/12/2012 3:13:49 AM PDT · 12 of 37
    Sine_Pari to John W

    Considering many of the EU’s members are bankrupt, it makes sense to give the prize to them and more importantly the monetary compensation that goes along with it.


  • Backlog of Veterans' Disability Claims Increases 179% Under Obama

    10/07/2012 11:23:03 PM PDT · 7 of 14
    Sine_Pari to Jet Jaguar

    Veterans have been suffering the tyranny of the VA government run health system since the ‘70s. This, and worse, is just a microcosm of what lays ahead for the rest of the country if obamacare is not repealed soon.


  • Dempsey opposes demotion of 4-star accused of wasting funds

    10/05/2012 4:08:02 AM PDT · 31 of 52
    Sine_Pari to Rabin

    Let’s take a look:

    - chastises SEALs for entering the political arena (in opposition to Obama) after leaving the military despite many other former military men doing the same to include Carter, Clark, and Eisenhower to name a few,
    - fires a LTC due to political correctness despite the LTC’s career record showing the was an up-and-comer potential future general,
    - protects the post retirement benefits of a black general that violated the trust placed in him to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars and may I opine this is probably not the first and only misdeed he has committed since I doubt he would have just turned criminal after putting on stars.

    I guess now we know why he’s there and who his godfather is; just look across the Potomac and past the Lincoln Memorial from the Pentagon to find his true master.


  • Military Conflict 'Looms' Between China And Japan

    09/27/2012 11:55:21 PM PDT · 47 of 53
    Sine_Pari to All

    I do not think the chicoms will back down. If the chicoms back down in the case of the Senkakus with the Japanese, it sets bad precedence against other claims the chicoms have, to include but not limited to, the Scarborough Shoal (Philippines), Spratleys (numerous countries), and off-shore oil blocks (Vietnam). It is to the chicoms benefit to make an example of the Japanese for other South China Sea countries to ponder before making counter-claims or standing up against them. I think the chicoms prefer to bully every claimant individually than deal with them collectively and this might include having the US stay in the sidelines so they can get away with this strategy. The ball is the the Japanese court; interesting to see what their next move might be.


  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics (or any Christian)

    09/23/2012 2:51:32 AM PDT · 21 of 49
    Sine_Pari to Innovative

    I will not comment on the accuracy of your cited poll. That said, I believe many of my fellow practicing Christians are middle class and below. I will assume that Catholics have many middle to poor families in their ranks as well. Following this logic thread, many may be either in need or depending on the government and/or unions for their daily living. Hence, the disparity between what should be a religious-polical no-brainer alignment. That is, some people will vote with economics in mind rather than their religious beliefs.


  • REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    09/13/2012 11:12:20 AM PDT · 131 of 237
    Sine_Pari to Cliff Dweller

    Assumptions & Unknowns:
    - Marines may or may have not been stationed in Bengazi; although always found in Embassies, some consulates do others do not depending on the country and Marine numbers available
    - Marines may or may have not been escorting Ambassador Stevens when he was murdered; if they where they may or not may have been armed

    - Marines are under the supervision and control of the RSO (State Dept Security employee bureaucrat) at every US Embassy across the world who in turn works for the Ambassador
    - Ambassadors can and often do mandate who in the Embassy can/cannot carry loaded weapons in country or hold weapons and ammo in their spaces to include DoD military Attaches, FBI LEGATT, DEA, DHS and others
    - Extremely bad security conditions (criminal or terrorist) sometimes force Ambassadors to acquiesce and allow only trained personnel under unique circumstances (military & Federal agents of all sorts) to store, maintain and/or sometimes carry loaded weapons in country

    Worst case scenario: If he had Marine escort when murdered, Ambassador Stevens likely did not allow his Marines to carry loaded weapons to prevent any Libyans from ever being injured or killed and avoid political heat. I have seen this rationale used in many places and I think it is borne of State Dept corporate distrust of trained young Marines with loaded weapons in volatile situations. The lack of any reports related to dead or injured perps who attacked the Consulate in Bengazi lead me to this conclusion until corroborated or disproved by credible sources; sad.


  • FBI Tracking 100 Suspected Extremists In Military

    06/26/2012 5:21:13 AM PDT · 15 of 31
    Sine_Pari to knighthawk

    I find this very strange on two counts:

    #1 - source is NPR, not a news outlet known for original or news breaking reporting

    #2 - where are NCIS, AFOSI, and Army CID & CI on this; the services have jurisdiction over military members and civilians who work for the services and I doubt they would all abrogate their jurisdiction to the Bureau

    Something smells here.