Category Archives: United States

Sunday Devotional: America, the reprobate

Mark 7:1, 6, 8

When the Pharisees…
gathered around Jesus….
He responded,
“…You disregard God’s commandment
but cling to human tradition.”

Moses and the Ten Commandments

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8

Moses said to the people:
“…In your observance
of the commandments of the Lord, your God,

which I enjoin upon you,
you shall not add to what I command you
nor subtract from it.

Observe them carefully,
for thus will you give evidence
of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations,
who will hear of all these statutes and say,
‘This great nation is truly a wise and intelligent people.’
For what great nation is there
that has gods so close to it as the Lord, our God, is to us
whenever we call upon him?
Or what great nation has statutes and decrees
that are as just as this whole law
which I am setting before you today?”

But America is doing the exact opposite, not only removing the Ten Commandments from public squares, the latest being Oklahoma City, but Detroit actually erected a 9 ft. tall statue of Satan.

For an examination of conscience by reviewing the Ten Commandments, go here.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you.

~Eowyn

Virginia TV shooting and Sandy Hook: WDBJ general manager and the coroner

Jeffrey A. Marks is the president and general manager of WDBJ TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, which is now infamous because two of its employees — reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward — were gunned down and killed on August 26, 2015, by disgruntled ex-employee Vester Lee Flanagan II, aka Bryce Williams, who killed himself after a 5-hour manhunt.

H. Wayne Carver was the chief medical examiner of the State of Connecticut who oversaw the autopsies of the 20 children and 6 adults allegedly killed by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Five months after the massacre, on May 23, 2013, Carver announced he was retiring, after 31 years as a medical examiner.

Here are pictures of the two men. Note that the pic of Marks was taken more than 3 years after the pic of Carver. If they are the same person, Marks’ pic would be Carver 3 years older.

WDBJ station general manager Jeff Marks; Sandy Hook coroner Wayne Carver

Now let’s compare the two men’s ears. You can’t fake ears.

Jeff Marks & Wayne Carver ears

Here are close-ups of the two men’s ears. Note the similarities in folds and other anatomical features:

Jeff Marks & Wayne Carver right ear

Below are two videos to compare the two men’s voices. Note that both men punctuate their speech with “urr”.

WDBJ president and station general manager Jeffrey Marks:

Sandy Hook medical examiner Wayne Carver’s press conference:

Jeffrey Marks has a barebone page on LinkedIn, with none of the usual professional information one usually finds on LinkedIn, such as education and employment history. Marks’ LinkedIn page contains only:

  1. Under “Experience,” his present job title of President and General Manager, WDBJ TV Inc.
  2. A recommendation for a woman named Faith York, Senior Training Specialist, who seems to train choruses. The recommendation ends with this cryptic sentence: “January 27, 2011, Jeffrey was with another company when working with Faith at Spurwink Services”. (Spurwink Services or Spurwink School is a mental health and special education agency in Portland, Maine serving people diagnosed with autism and other behavioral special needs in the nursery, elementary and secondary educational levels and young adults.)

Wikipedia, however, says that “On July 1, 2007, Jeffery A. Marks was named as the [WDBJ] station’s general manager.

Are Marks and Carver the same man? What do you think?

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~Éowyn and Victoria Rivera (née Muramoto)

Associated Press sues FBI over fake news stories

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Joe Mullin writes for ArsTechnica, August 27, 2015:

The Associated Press filed a lawsuit (PDF) this morning, demanding the FBI hand over information about its use of fake news stories. The case stems from a 2007 incident regarding a bomb threat at a school. The FBI created a fake news story with an Associated Press byline, then e-mailed it to a suspect to plant malware on his computer.

The AP sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI last year seeking documents related to the 2014 sting. It also seeks to know how many times the FBI has used such a ruse since 2000. The FBI responded to the AP saying it could take two years or more to gather the information requested. Unsatisfied with the response, the Associated Press has taken the matter to court.

An Electronic Frontier Foundation FOIA request on a different matter revealed the strategy in 2011, but it wasn’t made public until last year, when privacy researcher Chris Soghoian saw evidence of the operation in the documents and tweeted about it. That spurred both the AP and The Seattle Times to complain vocally about the FBI’s behavior.

“The FBI both misappropriated the trusted name of The Associated Press and created a situation where our credibility could have been undermined on a large scale,” AP General Counsel Karen Kaiser wrote in a letter to then-AG Eric Holder last year.

FBI director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey defended the action in a New York Times op-ed. “We do use deception at times to catch crooks, but we are acting responsibly and legally,” he wrote.

In the op-ed, Comey admitted that not only did the FBI create a fake news story, one of its agents impersonated an AP journalist.

The 2007 operation began when the FBI was contacted by police in Lacey, Washington, after a series of bomb threats were placed to Timberline High School in May and June of that year.

The FBI e-mailed the fake news story via a link to a suspect’s MySpace account. The e-mail was made to look like it came from The Seattle Times. When the suspect clicked on the link, FBI software revealed his location and IP address to agents working the case. A juvenile suspect was arrested on June 14, 2007.

A month later, the student was sentenced to 90 days’ juvenile probation and ordered to pay $8,852 to compensate the school for additional security.

The Associated Press filed today’s lawsuit together with the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press, which put in its own FOIA request last year. The lawsuit notes that it has been nearly 300 days since the original request was made and says the FBI failed to respond to the request as it’s legally required to do.

~Éowyn

Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories

The next time someone heaps scorn on you, making fun of your suspicions about the federal government by calling you a “conspiracy theorist,” show this post to your mocker.

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre or pretext for war. As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve some covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed and duped populace rally in support of the government’s secret agenda.

Admittedly, it is difficult for the ordinary American to think the U.S. government can stoop so low as to instigate false flags, for that would mean our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to our Founding Fathers who instituted a new polity based on a view of human nature as inherently self-interested instead of benevolent, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist Papers:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

For his part, Thomas Jefferson, in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, vividly described what government would be if unchecked and unsupervised. He warned that “if once” the people “become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

The plain fact of the matter is that there are governments and political leaders who are evil psychopaths. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis had slaughtered, or the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists had killed in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and Kampuchea. Why would Americans, who partake of the same non-angelic human nature, be uniquely virtuous? It is for that reason that the Founders established a polity with mechanisms of checks and balances to limit government.

Even with checks and balances in place, the history of the United States is riddled with actual and planned false flags and conspiracies. As an example, the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the U.S.S. Maine and U.S.S. Turner Joy reportedly were fired on without provocation by the North Vietnamese, was a false flag of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Congress took the bait and passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that, by pre-approving the president’s military actions, gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of such scope and devious audacity, it takes your breath away.

As reported by David Ruppe for ABC News, May 1, 2001:

In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.

America’s top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: “We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.” […]

The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

Operation Northwoods was proposed in March 1962 at the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s presidency by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Only a year before, in his farewell speech to the American people on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.”

The Operation Northwoods proposals called for the CIA or other government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Proposed acts included sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a United States Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba.

Thankfully, President Kennedy rejected the proposals. A year and 8 months later, on November 22, 1963, he was assassinated.

The public learned about Operation Northwoods only 35 years later on November 18, 1997. That day, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board declassified Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba, a top secret collection of draft memoranda outlining the false flag proposals, written by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Below are screenshots I took from the Appendix of a memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Department of Defense, dated March 9, 1962, in Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba. The Appendix contains the nauseating details of the proposed false flag.

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Please ask yourself whether anything has really changed for us to be assured that our government has not and will not undertake false flags like Operation Northwoods or worse. On the contrary, with the establishment media acting more as a Ministry of Truth than the feisty check on political power intended by the Founding Fathers, I fully expect our government to be even more devious and skillful. (See “CIA spreads disinformation to news agencies“)

If Sandy Hook was a false flag, it is small potatoes compared to Operation Northwoods.

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~Éowyn

NLRB expands standards for ‘joint employers’

No doubt this will be heading to a court challenge.

Obama and his union buddy Trumka

Obama and his union buddy Trumka

Seattle Times: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made it easier Thursday for unions to negotiate on behalf of workers at fast-food chains and other companies relying on contractors and franchisees.

The ruling could have an impact on future union talks involving contractors at companies in the Puget Sound region. Many of the Seattle area’s major employers, including Microsoft, Amazon.com, Boeing and Starbucks, use contract workers.

With its ruling in a case involving Browning-Ferris Industries and employees at one of its subcontractors, the labor board redefined what it means to be a “joint employer.”

The new standard is significant because corporations could be held liable for labor-law violations by their subcontractors and could be forced to the bargaining table by unions seeking to organize the employees of a subcontractor or franchisee.

The ruling, adopted in a 3-2 vote along partisan lines, was immediately attacked by business groups, which called on the Republican-controlled Congress to overturn it.

Employers such as McDonald’s and Yum Brands are also likely to challenge the decision if unions manage to organize a group of employees at one or more of their franchises.

The labor board, which is charged with protecting workers’ rights to organize, changed the definition of a crucial employer-employee relationship that had held in some form since the Reagan era of the 1980s.

Now, a company that hires a contractor to staff its facilities may be considered a joint employer of the workers at that facility, even if it does not actively supervise them.

A union representing those workers would be legally entitled to bargain with the parent company, not just the contractor, under federal labor law.

In Microsoft’s case, one of the company’s contractors, Lionbridge Technologies, last year was the subject of a successful union drive by workers seeking paid time off.

“It has pretty huge implications,” said Danielle Franco-Malone, a labor lawyer with Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt in Seattle. Her firm this year represented the union of Lionbridge employees, the Temporary Workers of America, in collective-bargaining talks with Lionbridge.

“The new framework is going to dramatically expand who is going to be considered an employer,” Franco-Malone said. “It’s going to make it harder for companies to use temporary staffing agencies and other intermediaries that insulate themselves from being an employer for labor-relations purposes.”

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Marshall Babson, a lawyer who helped write a brief opposing the rule for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said: “The decision today could be one of the more significant by the NLRB in the last 35 years. Depending on how the board applies its new ‘indirect test,’ it will likely ensnare an ever-widening circle of employers and bargaining relationships.”

For example, if employees at a fast-food restaurant run by a franchisee were to unionize, they would immediately be entitled to negotiate not just with the owner of the individual restaurant but also with the corporate headquarters.

Many large companies maintain that they should not be required to bargain with employees of their contractors or franchisees and that they should not be held liable for violations of those workers’ rights, if they only exert control over the employees’ work conditions in indirect ways, such as laying out circumstances in which workers should be disciplined or fired.

The labor board explicitly rejected that logic Thursday. “It is not the goal of joint-employer law to guarantee the freedom of employers to insulate themselves from their legal responsibility to workers, while maintaining control of the workplace,” the Democratic-majority wrote, addressing the purpose of the National Labor Relations Act. “Such an approach has no basis in the act or in federal labor policy.”

The far-reaching implications of the decision stem from a 2013 election petition by the Teamsters union, which sought to represent workers at a Browning-Ferris recycling facility in Milpitas, Calif. The workers were employed by Leadpoint Business Services, a subcontractor, to sort recyclable items and clean the facility.

The petition triggered the question of whether Browning-Ferris and Leadpoint were joint employers. An NLRB regional director found that they were not joint employers because they did not share direct and immediate control over conditions of employment, such as hiring, firing and disciplining workers.

The union appealed the decision, which led to the board decision Thursday. The ruling means that ballots cast in a union election will now be unsealed and counted.

Experts say the case will eventually be appealed and could reach the Supreme Court.

Business representatives said the labor board was making it much harder to operate franchises in the future, undermining a popular path for many entrepreneurs.

Before the ruling Thursday, the prevailing doctrine typically required the parent company to exert “direct and immediate” control over working conditions of employees at its franchisees or contractors to be considered a joint employer.

Under the new test, a company can be considered a joint employer even if it has only indirect control over working conditions, say, by requiring the use of certain scheduling software that locks in the timing and length of workers’ shifts — or if it has the right to control certain conditions even if it doesn’t exercise that right.

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Bizarre: Car thief dances when stopped by police

Is it my imagination or are Americans getting crazier?

ABC7 reports that on Wednesday night, Aug. 26, 2015, a suspected car thief led police on a wild chase in downtown Los Angeles, the got out of the car and started dancing jiggling her fat in the middle of the street.

According to Los Angeles police, the woman was blasting through red lights, weaving in and out of traffic, ran over a spike strip and blew a tire, but that still didn’t stop her.

At one point, she got out of the car and did a little dance, but then got back inside the vehicle.

A few moments later, officers swarmed the car, pulled her out and took her into custody near the 2000 block of East 8th Street.

The woman is believed to have been under the influence.

~Éowyn

Transgender pornography increasingly popular in America

Michelle's weenieMichelle Obama dancing on The Ellen DeGeneris Show in March 2015. See “Is Michelle Obama a transexual?

More than 1½ months after I published a post asking if and how much the current movement to normalize and popularize transgenderism is driven by Americans’ growing appetite for tranny or T-girl pornography, the main stream media finally picked up on this phenomenon. (See “The dark side of the push for transgenderism: Sex with she-males”)

Chris Morris reports for CNBC, Aug. 27, 2015, that transgender porn has been steadily climbing in popularity for years. But with Bruce Jenner’s coming out as “Caitlyn” and the favorable publicity surrounding that, T-porn has grown into a full-fledged phenomenon.

Chauntelle Tibbals, an independent sociologist (and former visiting scholar at the University of Southern California) who studies the adult entertainment industry, says in typical academic gobbledeegook: “Porn is part and parcel of society, and our culture is getting more aware and understanding. Even though transsexual porn has existed forever, as the world and our culture is becoming more accepting, it looks at and interacts with this content in a way that is more savvy and forthcoming. In that way, the content has to step up its game.”

Transgender porn is becoming a hot seller. GameLink, an online porn provider, says its sales of transgender porn have increased 14% in the past year, and now make up 10% of its overall revenue.

The top states in consumers of GameLink’s tranny porn are:

  1. California, which accounts for 17.6%.
  2. New York, 7.3%.
  3. Illinois, 5.6%.
  4. Texas, 5%.
  5. Arizona, 4.9%.

To date, no other online porn company has revealed statistical data about the transgender viewing habits of its customers. Only Evil Angel has addressed the subject, telling the International Business Times that the category has been its most popular in terms of revenue per scene for decades—since the company can command a premium of more than 20% for the content.

In my July 11 post on tranny porn, I referenced a Salon article by Tracy Clark-Flory, a self-described “gender queer,” which claims that heterosexual men are the main consumers of T-girl porn. According to the book A Billion Wicked Thoughts, by Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas, T-girl porn is the 4th most popular type of “adult” porn website.

Two male “celebrities” are known to have a penchant for sex with transgenders. One of them is actor Eddie Murphy. The other is former football pro Hank Baskett (husband of reality TV actress and former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner Kendra Wilkinson), who reportedly had an affair with a she-male “model” named Ava Sabrina London when Kendra was 8 months pregnant with the couple’s second child.

Google “transgender porn” and you’ll find naked images of grotesque transgenders men with breast implants and male genitalia. In his book Miracles, C. S. Lewis presciently observed that “Sexual intercourse is rapidly becoming the one thing venerated in a world without veneration.” And in our “post-modern”America where sex is the be-all and end-all, and where there no longer are constraints on sexual behavior, people get bored with normal, ordinary sex and look for new thrills to titillate their jaded but never-satiated appetites. Tranny porn is one of those new thrills.

Is there any wonder that the Devil himself is a transgender?

Baphomet

Meanwhile, 65-year-old Bruce “call me Caitlyn” Jenner is finally admitting his homosexuality, saying that he would like “to date” a man. In a clip from his reality TV show that’s plummeting in ratings, he says, “It would be very attractive to me to have a guy treat me…like a normal woman.”

Caitlyn Jenner is a normal woman?

~Éowyn