Tag Archives: Guam

U.S. directly challenges China’s air defense zone with B-52 bombers

Dr. Eowyn:

WooHoo! Despite their limp-wristed commander-in-chief, our men in the Pentagon still have cohones! China commies, you can stuff your East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone up where the sun don’t shine. ~Dr. Eowyn

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Map of east china sea and declared air defence zone

The BBC reports, Nov. 26, 2013, that the United States has flown two B-52 bombers over the disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of China’s declaration last Saturday of a new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the sea.

China and Japan both claim ownership over the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, which are a source of increasing tension between the two countries.

The aircraft, which were unarmed, had taken off from Guam on Monday and the flight was part of a regular exercise in the area, US defense officials said. Both planes later returned to Guam.

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said the U.S. bombers had followed “normal procedures” and that Washington had “conducted operations in the area of the Senkakus. We have continued to follow our normal procedures, which include not filing flight plans, not radioing ahead and…

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US worried about China’s nuclear bombers hitting military bases

Dr. Eowyn:

China is a rising threat to America, but the Obama administration appears to be clueless. ~Dr. Eowyn

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

A week after an article in the Chinese government publication Huanqiu (环球网 or Global Network) crowed about China’s planned H-18 stealth fighter-bomber having the capability to launch a nuclear attack against the U.S. unincorporated territory of Guam in the western Pacific, a new report says that the United States is worried about precisely such a scenario.

Hongzha-6The Chinese Hongzha-6 medium-range bomber is the Chinese copy of the Russian Tupolev Tu-16.

Iran’s Press TVreports, Nov. 20, 2013, that the United States is gravely concerned about China’s new long-range nuclear bombers that can target previously unreachable US military bases in the Pacific, according to a new report from the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission warns in its annual report that China is “rapidly expanding and diversifying” its ability to strike US bases, ships and aircraft throughout the Pacific, even places like Guam…

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Did You Know We Were Royally Screwed Yesterday?

President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of Global Warming.

In Typical Obama/Media collusion there was a Friday afternoon dump of this gem. What has just happened is obama has yet again circumvented the will of the people and Congress who have repeatedly defeated Global Warming legislation.

He has now opened the door to total destruction of our economy. Make no mistake about it. This is their plan.

The obamacare fiasco is part of it. They wanted it to fail. They want the markets in termoil. People getting cancelled with no where to turn but the Gov.

Now electricity will become so cost prohibitive no one will be able to afford big home, hell any home besides what the Gov assigns you like in Russia. NOT GOOD.

Can someone tell me, no really someone tell me just where do his powers end. What do we need Congress and the Senate for if he can just issue executive orders and get what he wants.

Sort of reminds me of the “Enabling act” and Adolph Hitler.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enabling_Act_of_1933

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Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming

By Dave Boyer

The Washington Times

Friday, November 1, 2013

President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.

The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.

“The impacts of climate change — including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise — are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies and public health across the nation,” the presidential order said. “The federal government must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the nation’s preparedness and resilience.”

There’s no estimate of how much the additional planning will cost. Natural disasters including Superstorm Sandy cost the U.S. economy more than $100 billion in 2012, according to the administration.

The White House is also setting up a task force of state and local leaders to offer advice to the federal government, with several Democratic governors having agreed to serve and at least one Republican governor, from the U.S. territory of Guam.

Mr. Obama has a goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and the Environmental Protection Agency is working on rules that would impose tougher regulations on coal-burning power plants. But much of the president’s climate-change agenda has stalled in Congress, and the administration says the new order recognizes that global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, making further damage from global warming inevitable.

At a speech at Georgetown University in June, Mr. Obama outlined executive actions he would take to require government and private industry to prepare for the effects of climate change.

( I just love that he gets to tell “Private Industry” how to act)

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“The question is not whether we need to act,” Mr. Obama said at the time. “The question is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late.”

~Steve~

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/1/obama-orders-government-prep-global-warming/#ixzz2jUb1429E

Hank Johnson Gets the Dumbest Congressman Award

Here’s an oldie, but a goodie.

Our dear friend Joseph has reminded us of Rep. (D) Hank Johnson and his worry about Guam tipping over and capsizing.

Can’t make this stuff up. So here is Johnson asking some general, how the general kept a straight face is beyond me.

But wait. It get’s better. Wait till Hitler hears about it. :D

~Steve~      H/T  Joseph

Here’s one more dismaying thought:

Democrat Hank Johnson, still “serving” Georgia’s 4th Congressional district, is a member of the House Armed Services and Judiciary Committees!

Did you know he’s an attorney? How did this man get through law school and pass the bar exam???

~Eowyn

Proof That The World Is Nuts!

First let me say I was able to verify a lot of these dumb laws.

The others I could not disprove. I found them all over net . ~Steve~

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In Lebanon , men are legally allowed to have

sex with animals, but the animals must be female.

Having sexual relations with a male animal

is punishable by death. 

(Like THAT makes sense.) 

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In Bahrain , a male doctor may legally examine 

a woman’s genitals, but is prohibited from looking 

directly at them during the examination. He may 

only see their reflection in a mirror. 

(Do they look different reversed?) 

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Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals

of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers.

The sex organs of the deceased must be covered

with a brick or piece of wood at all times.

(A brick?)

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The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia

is decapitation.

(Much worse than ‘going blind!’) 

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There are men in Guam whose full-time job

is to travel the countryside and deflower young

virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having

sex for the first time

Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly

forbidden for virgins to marry.

(Let’s just think for a minute; is there

any job anywhere else in the world that even

comes close to this? Can women do this too? )

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In Hong Kong , a betrayed wife is legally

allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but

may only do so with her bare hands. 

The husband’s illicit lover, on the other hand,

may be killed in any manner desired.

(Ah! Justice!)

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Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool ,

England – but only in tropical fish stores.

(But of course!) 

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In Cali, Colombia,

a woman may only have sex with her husband,

and the first time this happens,

her mother must be in the room to witness the act..

(Makes one shudder at the thought.) 

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In Santa Cruz, Bolivia , it is illegal for a man

to have sex with a woman and her daughter 

at the same time.

(I presume this was a big enough problem that

they had to pass this law?)

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In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms 

from vending machines with one exception: 

Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending 

machine only in places where alcoholic beverages

are sold for consumption on the premises.’ 

Is this a great country or what?

Well, … not as great as Guam!

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Banging your head against a wall uses 150

calories an hour. 

(Who volunteers for these tests?)

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The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can 

pull 30 times its own weight and always falls

over on its right side when intoxicated. 

(From drinking little bottles of ???) 

(Did our government pay for this research??) 

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Butterflies taste with their feet..

(Ah, jeez.)

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An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that.) 

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Starfish don’t have brains. 

(I know some people like that, too.)

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And, the best for last? 

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

And I thought I had bad breath

in the morning!

Thank you all for reading this.

If you need to reach me, in the future, I’ll be in Guam! 

~Steve~      H/T Joseph

California Welfare $ Spent in Vegas, Cruise Ships

Here’s another reason why the state of California is dead broke and broken. Millions of taxpayer dollars handed out to welfare recipients parasites were spent in Las Vegas casinos, luxury cruises, and vacation sites of Hawaii, Miami, and Guam.

Despite that, the latest polls show perennial politico Jerry Brown (D) leading in the governor race and Barbara Boxer (D) — whom even the liberal San Francisco Chronicle refuses to endorse because she’s “ineffective” — leading in the senate race.

If welfare dollars are being squandered in California, imagine how federal welfare money is being spent….

~Eowyn

$69 million in California welfare money drawn out of state

By Jack Dolan - Los Angeles Times – October 4, 2010

More than $69 million in California welfare money, meant to help the needy pay their rent and clothe their children, has been spent or withdrawn outside the state in recent years, including millions in Las Vegas, hundreds of thousands in Hawaii and thousands on cruise ships sailing from Miami. State-issued aid cards have been used at hotels, shops, restaurants, ATMs and other places in 49 other states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, according to data obtained by The Times from the California Department of Social Services. Las Vegas drew $11.8 million of the cash benefits, far more than any other destination. The money was accessed from January 2007 through May 2010.

Welfare recipients must prove they can’t afford life’s necessities without government aid: A single parent with two children generally must earn less than $14,436 a year to qualify for the cash assistance and becomes ineligible once his or her income exceeds about $20,000, said Lizelda Lopez, spokeswoman for the Department of Social Services.

Round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Orbitz.com Sunday started at $419 — more than 80% of the average monthly cash benefit for a single parent of two on CalWorks, the state’s main aid program. “How they can go somewhere like Hawaii and be legit on aid … they can’t,” said Robert Hollenbeck, a fraud investigator for the Fresno County district attorney’s office. “This is money for basic subsistence needs.”

The $387,908 accessed in Hawaii includes transactions at more than a thousand big-box stores, grocery stores, convenience shops and ATMs on all the major islands. At least $234,000 was accessed on Oahu, $70,626 on Maui, $39,883 on Hawaii and $22,170 on Kauai. The list includes $12,433 spent at the upscale Ala Moana shopping center, $3,030 spent at a group of gift shops next to Jimmy Buffett‘s Beachcomber restaurant on Waikiki Beach and $2,146 withdrawn from ATMs on the island of Lanai, home to a pair of Four Seasons resorts and little else. “If it’s on Lanai, that should trigger an investigation,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. “California taxpayers, who are struggling to keep their own jobs, are subsidizing other people’s vacations. That’s absurd.”

Of the nearly $12 million accessed in Las Vegas, more than $1 million was spent or withdrawn at shops and casino hotels on, or within a few blocks of, the 4.5-mile strip. The list includes $8,968 at the Tropicana, $7,995 at the Venetian and its Grand Canal Shoppes, and $1,332 at Tix 4 Tonight, seller of discount admission for such acts as Cirque du Soleil. Although many Las Vegas casinos block the use of welfare cards in ATMs on gambling floors, more than $34,700 has been spent or withdrawn from the ATM at a 7-Eleven in the shadow of Steve Wynn’s new Encore casino and a couple of blocks south of Circus Circus….

The data show addresses of stores and ATM locations where the cards have been used and the amounts of the transactions by year. They do not reveal the identities of the welfare recipients or show how many users visited a given retailer.

Of the $1.5 million accessed in Florida, $13,109 was spent or withdrawn in South Beach, most of that at bars and restaurants along trendy Lincoln Road. More than $7,000 was withdrawn from ATMs a few hours north, at Walt Disney World.

The data also show $16,010 withdrawn from 14 cruise ships sailing from ports around the world — Long Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing. Eight sail primarily from Miami.

The out-of-state spending accounts for less than 1% of the $10.8 billion spent by welfare recipients during the period covered, and advocates note that there are legitimate reasons to spend aid money outside of California. From the data provided, it cannot be determined whether any of the expenditures resulted from fraud. “I think when somebody hears it’s in a fancy hotel in Hawaii or Vegas, it’s too easy to assume the [welfare recipient] is visiting that place and it wasn’t somebody who stole their card,” said Jessica Bartholow, a legislative advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

There is no rule preventing welfare recipients from leaving California, as long as they get clearance from their county case worker to be absent from the program’s 32-hour-a-week job training requirement. County investigators, who state authorities say are responsible for rooting out fraud and abuse, typically don’t question a recipient’s whereabouts until transactions on a welfare card show that he or she has been gone for more than 30 days.

“If it’s a one-time thing in Miami, we would never check that out,” said John Haley, commander of the financial crimes division of the San Diego County district attorney’s office, who said 24% of all new welfare applications in his jurisdiction contain some form of fraud. “We look for patterns of abuse.” In Los Angeles County, investigators hadn’t been checking until a recipient was gone for three months, said Department of Public Social Services Director Philip Browning. The inability to do more was “really just a resource issue,” he said. Following questions from The Times, Browning said investigators would start inquiring once the data show that a recipient has been gone for more than 30 days.

Many recipients travel to other states in an emergency such as a death in the family, investigators say. But with government resources scarce, it’s difficult to sort those cases from incidents of abuse. An anti-fraud unit in Orange County, which won praise from state officials last year for saving the state millions, has since had to slash its budget and lay off 15 investigators, said Paul Bartlett, commander of the county district attorney’s Bureau of Investigation. Those cuts saved $900,000 in operating expenses but allowed “an estimated $9.6 million in suspected fraud payments out the door,” according to an Orange County Grand Jury report released in May.

A state audit last year found that none of California’s 58 counties was adequately following up on information that could help root out fraud, including monthly computer matches that list clients who are receiving duplicate aid from other states, those who are ineligible because they’re in prison and others who have died.