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What Cliven Bundy Really Said. The Full Quote Before NY Times Edited it.

I really don’t have a dog in this hunt. I just knew something was not right. Sure enough the New York Times released an edited version of transcript, and Media Matters Uploaded the same edited Vid to You-Tube. Please read and watch. Then make up your mind. We have been played, and if you’re not pissed off…then I don’t know.

I am ticked Off, All the Cowards who ran for cover.

Beck, Hannity, All the Pols. Cowards all.

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First, this is textbook; Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals rule #12

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)”

…” and so what I’ve testified to ya’, I was in the WATTS riot, I seen the beginning fire and I seen the last fire. What I seen is civil disturbance. People are not happy, people is thinking they did not have their freedom; they didn’t have these things, and they didn’t have them.

We’ve progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and sure don’t want to go back; we sure don’t want the colored people to go back to that point; we sure don’t want the Mexican people to go back to that point; and we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.

Let me tell.. talk to you about the Mexicans, and these are just things I know about the negroes. I want to tell you one more thing I know about the negro.

When I go, went, go to Las Vegas, North Las Vegas; and I would see these little government houses, and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids…. and there was always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch. They didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for the kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for the young girls to do.

And because they were basically on government subsidy – so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never, they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered are they were better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things? Or are they better off under government subsidy?

You know they didn’t get more freedom, uh they got less freedom – they got less family life, and their happiness -you could see it in their faces- they were not happy sitting on that concrete sidewalk. Down there they was probably growing their turnips – so that’s all government, that’s not freedom.

Now, let me talk about the Spanish people. You know I understand that they come over here against our constitution and cross our borders. But they’re here and they’re people – and I’ve worked side-by-side a lot of them.

Don’t tell me they don’t work, and don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes. And don’t tell me they don’t have better family structure than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they’re together, they picnic together, they’re spending their time together, and I’ll tell you in my way of thinking they’re awful nice people.

And we need to have those people join us and be with us…. not, not come to our party.

~Steve~                  H/T http://www.infowars.com/unedited-video-shows-bundy-making-pro-black-pro-mexican-comments/

Just How Bad Is ObamaCare Website? Well Let Me Tell You. It’s Unfixable According To Some Experts.

Why? Because it is a big fat bloated pig with 500 Million Lines of code.

Ok I’m no techno weenie so just how big is 500 million lines of code? Keep reading and you will find out. 

Opp's there goes another one.

Opp’s there goes another one.

(Hey Boss I need to requisition a new laptop. Umm, my dog ate it.)  

OK, the dog did not eat it.

OK, the dog did not eat it.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney    First Published: October 23, 2013: 7:04 AM ET

Experts say the major problems with the Obamacare website can’t reasonably be solved before the end of 2013, and the best fix would be to start over from scratch.

Yeah, what he said. Uh Huh!

Yeah, what he said. Uh Huh!

After assessing the website, Dave Kennedy, the CEO of information-security companyTrusted Sec, estimates that about 20% of Healthcare.gov needs to be rewritten. With a whopping 500 million lines of code, according to a recent New York Times report, Kennedy believes fixing the site would probably take six months to a year.

But would-be Obamacare enrollees only have until Dec. 15 to sign up for coverage starting at the beginning of 2014. Nish Bhalla, CEO of information-security firm Security Compass, said it “does not sound realistic at all” that Healthcare.gov will be fully operational before that point.

“We don’t even know where all of the problems lie, so how can we solve them?” Bhalla said. “It’s like a drive-by shooting: You’re going fast and you might hit it, you might miss it. But you can’t fix what you can’t identify.”

Several computer engineers said it would likely be easier to rebuild Healthcare.gov than to fix the issues in the current system. But it’s unlikely that the government would toss out more than $300 million worth of work.

The sheer size of Healthcare.gov is indicative of a major rush job. Rolling the site out too quickly likely increased the number of errors, and that makes the fixes more difficult to implement.

“Projects that are done rapidly

( May I ask didn’t they have like 3 years to build this?)

usually have a lot of [repetitive] code,” said Arron Kallenberg, a software engineer and tech entrepreneur. “So when you have a problem, instead of debugging something in a single location, you’re tracking it down all through the code base.”

To put 500 million lines of code into perspective, it took just 500,000 lines of code to send the Curiosity rover to Mars. Microsoft’s

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 Windows 8 operating system reportedly has about 80 million lines of code.

And an online banking system might feature between 75 million and 100 million lines.

A “more normal range” for a project like Healthcare.gov is about 25 million to 50 million lines of code, Kennedy said.

“The [500 million lines of code] says right off the bat that something is egregiously wrong,” said Kennedy. “I jumped back when I read that figure. It’s just so excessive.”

Applicants might be able to at least register for Obamacare sooner than that, even if the site isn’t 100% perfect. The New York Times report said five million lines of code need to be replaced just so the site can run properly.

But the Obamacare website has bigger problems than simply getting people registered for health care. The code is also riddled with security holes, according to Kennedy, who outlined his cybersecurity concerns on Trusted Sec’s company blog.

“If someone can’t register, that’s obviously bad -- but if the information gets hacked, you’re talking about one of the biggest breaches in American history,” Kennedy said. “I think security is an afterthought at this point.”

( The security and hacking is a story unto itself. It is very bad. I’ll do a follow up tomorrow)

That might not be a major issue now, as people are still having trouble logging onto the site. But once it’s up and running, that code had better be made more secure.

“At this point, the car isn’t even moving,” Bhalla said. “But once we’re speeding down the road, you’re going to want that seatbelt to work.” To top of page

Here is a graph to help you understand how much code is in things. The more code, the more things go wrong. KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid.

1276_lines_of_code5500 million

~Steve~

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/23/technology/obamacare-website-fix/

Media Bias: coverage of govt shutdown victims vs. Obamacare victims 100 to 1

Ministry of Truth

The Mainstream Media continue to be whores for President Lucifer.

The media’s coverage of “victims” of the recent federal government shutdown vs. their coverage of victims of Obamacare is a shocking ratio of 100 to 1.

Ben Shapiro reports for Truth Revolt, Oct. 17, 2013, that since October 1, when the government shutdown began, the media have run dozens upon dozens of stories about victims of the shutdown. Over the same period of time, the media have run virtually no stories about businesses suffering thanks to Obamacare, low-income people victimized by the new Obamacare tax, and economic chaos thanks to the impact of Obamacare.

The Washington Post was a key offender in its bias, with over 220 stories on the supposedly horrible effects of the government shutdown vs. only 3 stories on the individuals and small businesses victimized by Obamacare.

The New York Times ran well over 80 stories about victims of the government shutdown, but ran zero stories about those negatively affected by Obamacare.

The story was the same on television. From October 1 to October 15, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer spent approximately 21 minutes over the course of eight broadcasts covering stories of the shutdown and its effects on victims. Over the course of the same period, ABC News covered Obamacare twice, and then only to point out website difficulties quickly but praise Obamacare overall. There were no stories of victims of Obamacare in that entire period.

Brian Williams’ NBC Nightly News was no better. From October 1 to October 16, the program spent over 30 minutes discussing victims of the government shutdown. All Obamacare coverage was relegated to discussion of website glitches, but no actual victims of Obamacare were shown.

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had approximately 27 minutes worth of stories on government shutdown victims. Aside from segments about the Obamacare glitches, there were no stories about victims of Obamacare. There was a two minute segment about evil Republican governors who hadn’t expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, however. So much for Pelley’s “real consequences for real people”.

Overall, the Washington Post and New York Times covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of 100 to 1; ABC, NBC, and CBS News all covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of over 78 minutes to zero.

~Eowyn

The Left approve of stealing your bank savings

Five days ago, on March 16, 2013, the people of Cyprus were told by the grand poobahs of the Eurozone that as much as 10% of the deposits in their personal bank accounts would be “levied”, in exchange for a $13 billion (€10 billion) bail-out of their heavily indebted country to avoid bankruptcy and a banking collapse.

Cyprus is a small island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to the east of Greece, and a member of the European Union (EU). The Eurozone is an economic and monetary union of 17 EU member states that have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency and sole legal tender.

The Eurozone’s levy was contingent on the approval of the Cypriot parliament, but parliament resoundingly rejected the levy. Meanwhile, to prevent a bank run, banks in Cypriot will remain closed “until next week”, euphemistically called a “bank holiday”.

If you need the grave import of what happened clearly spelled out, here it is:

  1. Money in our personal bank accounts is PRIVATE PROPERTY.
  2. The proposed levy, therefore, is THEFT/ROBBERY.
  3. This is not just another “tax.” This bank levy is particularly pernicious because what is proposed is the seizure of privately-owned bank deposits that had been guaranteed by the government, much like the FDIC bank deposits in the United States. What value does such a guarantee have if it can be withdrawn at will without any advance notice?
  4. A “bank holiday” means you can’t gain access to YOUR OWN MONEY.
  5. Although Cypriot’s parliament rejected the levy, the damage is already done. The Rubicon has been crossed: the idea of “wealth taxation,” that is the involuntary confiscation of privately-owned property, has now been breached. Sure enough, faster than you can say “Jiminy Cricket,” the governments of two other countries — New Zealand and Spain — already are making similar levy noises.

In case you’re doubtful about what the Left here in America think of this theft, below are the approving comments made by the elite of the American Left, posted on Twitchy, March 18, 2013.

FYI:

  • Daniel Weston is a hedge fund manager.
  • Robert Reich was labor secretary in Bill Clinton’s administration and currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Steven Greenhouse is a labor and workplace correspondent for the New York Times.
  • Jeffrey Sachs is an economist and director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.

socialism

American libs support Cyprus-style wealth confiscation scheme, while bailout roils world markets; Update: Cyprus reportedly stalls bailout vote

Posted at 5:45 am on March 18, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments 13

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Cyprus depositors should take the deal, getting off easy comprd 2 the wealth tax coming on citizens in other over indebted countries ahead.

Daniel Weston (@danielweston83) March 17, 2013

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Robert Reich @RBReich

Why any sensible tax reform should include a wealth tax on the vast accumulations of wealth at the top. http://robertreich.org/#.UQHU3ySLN6U.twitter …

12:42 AM – 25 Jan 13

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Steven Greenhouse @greenhousenyt

To cut deficit, some say U.S. should look beyond income tax to creating a tax on households’ overall wealth http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/business/yourtaxes/a-wealth-tax-would-look-beyond-income.html?_r=1& …

3:37 PM – 10 Feb 13

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Daily Kos         @dailykos

GOP cranks up class warfare again with tax-break plans. Time for a wealth tax http://bit.ly/XG9MVM 

2:49 PM – 21 Oct 12

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A big h/t to FOTM’s Anon.

~Eowyn

Glamour? It’s Not Good!

HONK IF YOU LOVE BILL WHITTLE! 

Duct Tape Time: Al-Aqaeda Disputes Legality of US Killing al-Awlaki

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/10/2011

By Jason Ukman

Umm , just wondering , but after Pearl Harbor and we started fighting back and killing people from Axis powers did we send out condolences to them. No because we were at war with them. Same thing here. I know I’ll get grief over the killing of an American. They up their Constitutional rights when they started trying to kill us.  ——————-  ~Steve~ ————————————

Al-Qaeda joins those questioning legality of U.S. killing of citizen Anwar al-Awlaki.

Guess you should have stayed here. Sucks for you.

(Associated Press via SITE Intelligence Group)

Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has confirmed the deaths of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, the young American propagandist killed alongside him in a U.S. drone strike late last month.

Al-Qaeda has also criticized the Obama administration for killing U.S. citizens, saying doing so “contradicts” American law.

“Where are what they keep talking about regarding freedom, justice, human rights and respect of freedoms?!” the statement says, according to a translation by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist Web sites.

The Obama administration has spoken in broad terms about its authority to use military and paramilitary force against al-Qaeda and associated forces, and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula would find itself hard-pressed to claim the moral high ground in the debate over the killing of Awlaki and Khan.

But the killing of two U.S. citizens has prompted outrage among civil liberties groups, as well as a debate in legal circles about the basis for the administration’s position.

The Washington Post’s Peter Finn reported after the strike that Awlaki’s killing had been authorized in a secret Justice Department memo, a revelation that later prompted senior Democratic senators and scholars to call for its release. Over the weekend, The New York Times quoted people who have read the document as saying that the memo found it would be lawful to kill the cleric only if it were not possible to take him alive. The memo, the Times said, was narrowly drawn to the specifics of Awlaki’s case.

Among those who have raised legal objections to the strike: Samir Khan’s family in Charlotte, N.C.

In a statement, the family said that, Khan was a “law-abiding citizen of the United States” and “was never implicated of any crime.”

“Was this style of execution the only solution?” the family said. “Why couldn’t there have been a capture and trial?”

Khan’s relatives also described themselves as “appalled by the indifference shown to us by our government,” saying they had not been contacted by a U.S. official.

After the release of the statement, the Charlotte Observer reported, an official from the State Department called the family last week to offer the government’s condolences.

“They were very apologetic [for not calling the family sooner] and offered condolences,” Jibril Hough, a family spokesman, told the Observer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/al-qaeda-joins-those-questioning-legality-of-awlaki-killing/2011/10/10/gIQAH7nZaL_blog.html

Be your own expert. That way, if you’re wrong, you’re wrong :D

 

“… after a few more flashes in the pan, we shall hear very little more of Edison or his electric lamp. Every claim he makes has been tested and proved impracticable.” [New York Times, January 16, 1880]

“Professor Goddard … does not know the relation of action to reaction … he only seems to lack the knowledge ladled out daily in our high schools” [New York Times, January 13, 1920]

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” [Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895]

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” [Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre]

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” [Thomas Watson, chairman IBM, 1943]

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” [Ken Olson, Chairman and founder Digital Equipment Corp., 1977]

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” [Bill Gates, 1981]

“Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.” [Thomas Edison, 1889]

“There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.” [Albert Einstein, 1932]

The energy produced by the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine” [Ernst Rutherford, 1933]

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” [Decca Recording Co. turning down the Beatles, 1962]

“I would sooner believe that two Yankee professors lied, than that stones fell from the sky” [Thomas Jefferson, on hearing the report of a meteorite fall]

Louis Pasteur‘s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.” [Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872]

“[W]hen the Paris Exhibition closes electric light will close with it and no more be heard of.” – Erasmus Wilson (1878) Professor at Oxford University

“This `telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a practical form of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” – Western Union internal memo, 1878

Radio has no future.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British mathematician and physicist, ca. 1897.

“Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.” – Dr. Dionysus Lardner (1793-1859), Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at University College, London.

~Steve~                 H/T  May

Arizona Legislator Lays it on the Line to the New York Times

Letter to New York Times

Enforce Immigration Laws

Published: September 6, 2011

To the Editor:

The Nation’s Cruelest Immigration Law” (editorial, Aug. 29), about a lawsuit by four church leaders against new restrictions by Alabama on undocumented immigrants, says that those who support enforcing immigration laws “have made many in this country forget who and what we are.” Indeed, I think The New York Times seems to have forgotten who and what we are.

The United States was founded on law and justice. The only earthly hope of protecting the equality and dignity of all mankind is with a rule of law that holds both the janitor and the senator completely equal in both benefit and constraint. This was the founders’ dream.     Continue reading

EPA war on coal plants threatens air conditioning — and public health

Nobody touchs my A/C

This is a public safety message. Do Not, and I mean Do Not Mess with my A/C. I will not be responsible for my actions. Pretty sure the Defense would hold up Too. ~ Steve~

 

Does “EPA” really stand for the Environmental Projection Agency?

In a surprising, off-agenda article today, the New York Times reports that the EPA jihad against coal-fired electricity threatens the availability of air conditioning during heat waves.

The Times reports,

As 58 million people across 13 states sweated through the third day of a heat wave last month, power demand in North America’s largest regional grid jurisdiction hit a record high. And yet there was no shortage, no rolling blackout and no brownout in an area that stretches from Maryland to Chicago.

But that may not be the case in the future as stricter air quality rules are put in place. Eastern utilities satisfied demand that day — July 21 — with hefty output from dozens of 1950s and 1960s coal-burning power plants that dump prodigious amounts of acid gases, soot, mercury and arsenic into the air. Because of new Environmental Protection Agency rules, and some yet to be written, many of those plants are expected to close in coming years.

While the “dump prodigious amounts of acid gases, soot, mercury and arsenic into the air” is pure exaggeration (e.g., U.S. coal fired-power plants are responsible for only about 0.5% of global mercury emissions which is 99+% less than Mother Nature emits), the article’s basic point is not.

Moreover, as the real threat to public health during heat waves is the lack of air conditioning (as opposed to air quality), it is the EPA that threatens public health, not coal-fired plants. As reported by USA Today in September 2003,

The death toll in France from August’s blistering heat wave has reached nearly 15,000, according to a government-commissioned report released Thursday, surpassing a prior tally by more than 3,000… The bulk of the victims — many of them elderly — died during the height of the heat wave, which brought suffocating temperatures of up to 104 degrees in a country where air conditioning is rare.

For rest of story Pls Go HERE!!!

~Steve~

 

We Now Have A 4th War Going In Yemen, Oh And Libya Link You Will Love.

Is it just me, or you think we have a bit much going on? And Having Skippy manage 4 wars really does give me the warm and fuzzies. How about you?

 

MARK MAZZETTI Writes in The NY Times. Published: June 8, 2011

U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to American officials.

The acceleration of the American campaign in recent weeks comes amid a violent conflict in Yemen that has left the government in Sana, a United States ally, struggling to cling to power. Yemeni troops that had been battling militants linked to Al Qaeda in the south have been pulled back to the capital, and American officials see the strikes as one of the few options to keep the militants from consolidating power.

On Friday, American jets killed Abu Ali al-Harithi, a midlevel Qaeda operative, and several other militant suspects in a strike in southern Yemen. According to witnesses, four civilians were also killed in the airstrike. Weeks earlier, drone aircraft fired missiles aimed at Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who the United States government has tried to kill for more than a year. Mr. Awlaki survived.

The recent operations come after a nearly year-long pause in American airstrikes, which were halted amid concerns that poor intelligence had led to bungled missions and civilian deaths that were undercutting the goals of the secret campaign.

Officials in Washington said that the American and Saudi spy services had been receiving more information — from electronic eavesdropping and informants — about the possible locations of militants. But, they added, the outbreak of the wider conflict in Yemen created a new risk: that one faction might feed information to the Americans that could trigger air strikes against a rival group.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/world/middleeast/09intel.html?_r=1&hp

For Rest Of Story Pls Go Here 

Oh , and we can link that with this.. Just Lovely.

Got to tell ya, this is starting to Irk me. Stevie Get’s cranky when he’s Irked. :D


US  military operations in Libya are on course to  cost hundreds of millions of dollars more than the Pentagon estimated, according  to figures obtained by the Financial Times

Rest of story from Financial Times Here

~Steve~            H/T Drudge.