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Why Do Adults Believe In Fairy Tales?

What do the following all have in common:
Global warming.
The Boston Marathon terrorist bombing.
The Sandy Hook shooting.
An epidemic of rape and sexual assault on college campuses.
The legitimacy of aka Obama’s birth certificate and presidency.
The solvency of the US economy and the authority of the Federal Reserve.
The theory of evolution.
Answer: they are all fairy tales. Fairy tales concocted by elements of our own government and perpetuated with the full cooperation of mainstream media.
There is no global warming. If anything, we have a mild case of global cooling.
There was no terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon.
There was no school shooting at Sandy Hook.
There is no epidemic of rape on college campuses.
Aka Obama’s birth certificate is a proven fraud and he has no legitimacy to the office he holds.
The US economy is tanking by the minute and the Federal Reserve, which is neither federal, nor holds any reserves, does not have the authority to print currency.
The theory of evolution is just that – a theory. There is no evidence to support it, and if it really were true, we would have a fossil record showing distinct evolutionary changes from one species to the next. Such a fossil record does not exist.
And yet, if you stopped 100 random Americans on the street and asked them about the above topics, I’m willing to bet that over 95% of them would say that they believe the official stories regarding these same topics. Why is that?
Why do adults believe in lies, false evidence, and fairy tales?
I have several theories. The first is the power of criticism. It’s said that the number one fear most people have is the fear of public speaking. What that fear really indicates is a fear of public criticism. A fear of being laughed at, particularly on a public stage. Today we are told that anything outside of the “official” story on any topic is delusional thinking. Those who dare to question the official story, as presented by the government and mainstream media, are labeled “conspiracy theorists.”
The term “conspiracy theory” seems to have sprung into being just after the JFK assassination in order to label anyone who questioned the official narrative of that event. Today, there are very few thinking Americans who believe in the “lone gunman” explanation of JFK’s murder. The only ones who do believe in the “lone gunman” theory are those who have never taken the time to study any of the evidence.
Thus, fear of ridicule, of being labeled a “conspiracy theorist,” seems to be at the root of why most Americans believe in fairy tales and lies. They either know the truth, but deny it, or they simply refuse to look at available evidence, because their fear of being criticized is stronger than their desire to embrace reality.
I believe another reason why people choose to believe in fairy tales and lies, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, is because it provides them with an excuse for cowardice. Think about it. If you choose to deny reality, your life is simple. You can go through life eating bad food, watching bed television, and believing everything the mainstream media tells you. Plus you save a ton of time by not educating yourself.
On the other hand, if you choose to learn the truth about the world, and suddenly come face-to-face with the enormous level of deceit, treachery and evil that such a study reveals, now you have a responsibility to do something about it. You can’t just bury your head in the sand. You can’t pretend any longer that the truth doesn’t exist. You now have a duty, both to God and to country, to act on what you know. And that is just too damn frightening for most Americans.
I think most men fall into the second reason for believing in fairy tales, and most women fall into the first. Being called a coward is one of the most insulting things a man can face. Most men will do anything to avoid it. That’s why they deny reality, to relieve themselves of whatever responsibility the truth would require of them. They no longer have to act on what they know, because they choose not to know it. Out of sight, out of mind.
Women seem to fear criticism more than men. (If you doubt this, ask yourself why most women are overly concerned with fashion and style.) For that reason, they tend to deny reality primarily for fear of seeming out of place and different. You can include in this group the gatekeepers of the right, those conservative talk show hosts and leaders who tow the party line on every topic, and refuse to even allow any discussion of the topics above.
In either case, the result is the same. Adults believing in fairy tales.

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It took 12 years, Workers finally completed spire on One World Trade Center

It is inspiring, and may I just add those Ironworkers are completely   stark raving MAD!

~ Steve~                              H/T      The I_Man

PS. Click pics to enlarge.


These amazing photos of the 1776 foot tall new trade center have now been published, and boy are they exciting! This new tower is certainly beautiful, and will be a source of pride no doubt to people of New York City, who have lost so much 12 years ago.  See the stunning views and the enormous amount of construction this project entails!

Working above 1,700 feet in the air! Ironworkers install final sections on top of One WTC, May 2013

Working above 1,700 feet in the air! Ironworkers install final sections on top of One WTC, May 2013

“Iron workers and engineers prepare the beacon that will sit on top of One WTC’s spire.”

“Iron workers and engineers prepare the beacon that will sit on top of One WTC’s spire.”

Incredible view of the city and its new tower

Incredible view of the city and its new tower

“From on top of One WTC, you can see the East River Bridges, Brooklyn and Queens.”

“From on top of One WTC, you can see the East River Bridges, Brooklyn and Queens.”

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“Window installers walk along beams at dizzying heights from the 102nd Floor of One WTC to install curtain wall panels.”

“Window installers walk along beams at dizzying heights from the 102nd Floor of One WTC to install curtain wall panels.”

Final 2 pieces of #One WTC spire sit next to previously installed sections. When connected, One WTC will stand 1776 ft.

Final 2 pieces of #One WTC spire sit next to previously installed sections. When connected, One WTC will stand 1776 ft.

“Ironworkers courageously guide spire sections 17 and 18 into place.”

“Ironworkers courageously guide spire sections 17 and 18 into place.”

“Spire Gang From left to right: Kevin Boyle, Richie Christy, Brett Davis, Kevin Sabbagh, Mark Donnelly, Arthur Peart”

“Spire Gang From left to right: Kevin Boyle, Richie Christy, Brett Davis, Kevin Sabbagh, Mark Donnelly, Arthur Peart”

Looking way, way down. The Original footprints.

Looking way, way down.
The Original footprints.

The WTC site

The WTC site

Ironworkers at #One WTC look on as the final flag-draped section of spire is hoisted to the top of the building.

Ironworkers at #One WTC look on as the final flag-draped section of spire is hoisted to the top of the building.

And That I call Amazing!

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America's broke, but Obama gives $147 million to Palestinians


The Establishment Media are not reporting this, so we are.
Each year, the United States gives approximately $500 million to the Palestinians, millions of dollars of which have been used to train armed forces and buy munitions that are used against Israel, America’s supposed ally.
Last October, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla) froze $192 million in US funding for Palestinian projects as Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas prepared to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state in the United Nations. But the Palestinians’ bid for statehood, brought to the UN in September, failed to gain enough support.
Congress later released to the Palestinian Authority $45 million, then another $88.6 million, with limitations on where the money could be used.
On April 25, 2012, however, Obama announced he would override Congress and release the rest of the funds without any limitations or restrictions on where the money could be used. He then justified his decision as one involving “national security interests of the United States.”
Obama’s announcement was followed by the US Agency for International Development saying that it will pour $147 million of American taxpayers’ money into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid.
[Source]
Do you remember your high school civics class (do they still have that?) on the U.S. government — that in America’s system of separation of powers, it is the legislative branch, specifically the House of Representatives, that controls the purse strings? So much for that. [smirk]
Now it’s up to the Republican eunuchs to stop King Obama. I’m not holding my breath.
H/t California Political News & Views
~Eowyn

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Feds Seek Enhanced Social Media Data Mining Capability


Via infosecurity-us.com:
Out-Hoover Hoover: FBI wants massive data-mining capability for social media
27 January 2012
The FBI is asking industry for help in developing a far-reaching data-mining application that can gather and analyze intelligence from social media sites.
The FBI wants “to determine the capability of industry to provide an open source and social media alert, mapping, and analysis application”, the agency said in a request for information (RFI).

“The application must have the ability to rapidly assemble critical open source information and intelligence that will allow SIOC [Strategic Information and Operations Center] to quickly vet, identify, and geo-locate breaking events, incidents and emerging threats”, the RFI explained.

The application must be able to provide an “automated search and scrape capability of both social networking sites and open source news sites for breaking events, crisis, and threats.”


The FBI also wants the capability to analyze the social media data to provide early warning; detect credible threats or monitor adversarial situations; locate bad actors or groups and analyze their movements, vulnerabilities, limitations, and possible adverse actions; predict likely developments or future actions taken by bad actors; and develop databases on the information gathered from social media sites.

Nowhere in this detailed RFI, however, does the FBI ask industry to comment on the privacy implications of such massive data collection and storage of social media sites. Nor does the FBI say how it would define the “bad actors” who would be subjected this type of scrutiny.
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I am dismissing the terrorist angle right off the bat, as given perhaps a handful of kook exceptions, most truly determined terrorists are not going to announce their intentions on a public forum.
That brings us to a far larger question which is, what exactly is the government looking to do here?
Having read a great deal of history over the course of my life, I am fully aware that all governments have their totalitarian leanings, and ours is no different.
Historically, governments do not much like dissent, and as they become larger and more powerful, their intolerance of dissent grows right along with them. At first, it is threats and intimidation. Later on, it becomes incarceration, and all too often after that come the gallows, firing squads, or the gas chambers.
Way back in the Usenet days, I formed a theory that government was most likely monitoring what was being posted, and probably recording things that might catch its interest. In the years since and given what I have seen, that theory has been reinforced several times over.
Of course, there is no case to be made that government monitoring public forums is illegal, but the idea that it may ultimately be not a little sinister is not all that much of a stretch.
After all, we are now existing in a surveillance society, and when you factor in the Obama administration’s track record of open hostility when it comes to its detractors, the term ‘bad actor’ could mean just about anything.
You see, it is not the terms themselves, but who gets to define them that ultimately matters.
-Dave

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Islamic True-Believers Blow Up Nigerian Christians on Christmas Day

Via bloomberg.com:
The Obama administration promised to help Nigeria find the people responsible for a wave of Christmas Day bombings that killed dozens in the oil-rich African nation.
“We have been in contact with Nigerian officials about what appear to be terrorist acts and pledge to assist them in bringing those responsible to justice,” according to a statement by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
Boko Haram, a Muslim sect, reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks — two of which targeted churches. A year ago, the group said it was behind holiday bombings that killed more than 90.
The first explosion occurred as services were ending at St. Theresa’s Church near the capital, Abjua. Yemi Ajayi, a police spokesman, said at least 20 people were killed.
Another blast, at a church in the central city of Jos, capital of Plateau state, killed a policeman, said Pam Ayuba, a spokesman for the state government.
A suspected suicide-bomber rammed a car into the entrance of the State Security Service building in the northeastern city of Damaturu, killing four people and the bomber, Victor Ebhaleme, a spokesman for the military task force in charge of security in the region, said by phone from Maiduguri.
You will find the full article here.
And I am just sure a spokes-mouth for CAIR is going to step up to a microphone and condemn these heinous acts any minute now.
Right, and any minute now the doorbell will ring, and when I open the front door a suitcase full of money is going to be awaiting me.
 -Dave
(h/t: newsmax.com)

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DoD Caves In to CAIR


Via  blogs.orlandosentinel.com:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that the Department of Defense will begin allowing Muslim and Sikh students who wear an Islamic head scarf (hijab) or a turban to participate in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC).
“We welcome the fact that Muslim and Sikh students nationwide will now be able to participate fully in JROTC leadership activities while maintaining their religious beliefs and practices,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
In October, the Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization wrote to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta after a 14-year-old Muslim student at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., was forced to transfer out of a JROTC class when her commanding officers told her she could not wear hijab while marching in the September homecoming parade.
CAIR requested constitutionally-protected religious accommodations for the girl and for future Muslim JROTC participants.
In a Dec. 19 letter sent to CAIR, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Larry Stubblefield wrote:
”I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta to your October 13, 2011 letter concerning Miss Demin Zawity’s request to wear a religious head covering (hijab) while participating in an Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) event at Ravenwood High School.
“Based on your concerns, the Army has reviewed its JROTC uniform policy and will develop appropriate procedures to provide Cadets the opportunity to request the wear of religious head dress, such as the turban and hijab. This change will allow Miss Zawity and other students the chance to fully participate in the JROTC program. Additionally, a representative from the U.S. Army Cadet Command will contact Miss Zawity and provide her the opportunity to rejoin the Ravenwood High School JROTC unit.
“The Army prides itself in being a diverse organization, comprised of individuals from many faiths and religions. We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention.”
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The Romans allowed their enemies to live within their borders, too.
It ultimately cost them their empire.
Their enemy was, by the way, the Islamists.
-Dave 
(h/t: Drudge)

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Breaking: Jihadist Rampage in Belgium


Via bbc.co.uk:
Deadly attack rocks central Liege in Belgium 
A gun and grenade attack in the centre of the Belgian city of Liege has killed at least two people and wounded 47 including a toddler, media say.
Witnesses say a man in his 40s threw grenades at a bus stop in Place Saint Lambert, a busy square. At least two other men are thought to be involved.
Reports say one of the attackers is among the dead. Local media say another has been detained, while a third is involved in a stand-off with police.
It is not clear who the attackers are.
There are reports of a fourth man escaping the scene.
TV images showed blood splattered across the cobblestones.
Medical staff are said to be attending to some of the injured in the courthouse.
Seven of them are in a serious condition, and doctors at a city hospital are trying to save the life of an 18-month-old boy injured in the attack.
Roads into the centre of the city have been sealed off. Police helicopters are hovering overhead and explosives experts are on their way to the square.
A TV report said many shops in the city centre had closed their doors, with customers trapped inside.
Place Saint Lambert is a busy intersection, served by hundreds of buses daily. It hosts an annual Christmas market which attracts some 1.5 million visitors a year.
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When I saw the above link pop up on Drudge a little while ago, I did not even have to click on it to know that members of the “peaceful” religion of Islam were involved.
 -Dave
(h/t: Drudge)

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Al Qaeda to Mahmoud: Zip It!

 

Camel hygienist at work


It seems the 7th Century bass-ackward illiterate camel-washers behind the 9/11 attacks on our country are not a little irritated at Ackhmedinnadinnjerjacket for repeatedly saying that the US was responsible for said attacks.
Via nydailynews.com:

Al Qaeda wants Iran’s bombastic leader to stop saying the U.S. was behind 9/11.
That’s because the terror group wants sole responsibility for the horrific attacks.
In the latest issue of its English-language magazine, Inspire, Al Qaeda lit into Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s repeated statements that 9/11 was the work of the American government.
“Al Qaeda … succeeded in what Iran couldn’t,” wrote an author named Abu Suhail, the Jerusalem Post reported. “Therefore it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so? Conspiracy theories.”
The article accused Iran of merely being “jealous” of Al Qaeda, according to ABC News.
“For them, Al Qaeda was a competitor for the hearts and minds of the disenfranchised Muslims around the world,” Suhail wrote.
Ahmadinejad has spoken several times about 9/11 over the years, most recently during his visit to the UN.
During his speech, he said those who question the official story of Sept. 11 are treated to “sanctions and military actions,” and noted the U.S. killed Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden instead of bringing him to trial.
Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers took over three passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania when the passengers fought back against the terrorists.

No, you really cannot make this stuff up.
-Dave
(h/t: boortz.com)

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The Terrorists Are Winning the GWOT


I posted previously on the NFL’s unfortunate decision to employ TSA-style pat down searches of football fans when entering America’s sports venues.
The Green Bay Packers have decided to take it a step further by wanding the thousands of fans who will be entering Lambueau Field for this Sunday’s game.
Via postcrescent.com:
GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers fans should arrive early and expect some delays for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos as the team implements heightened security measures for the games at Lambeau Field this season.
The National Football League is pushing for enhanced security, and starting with Sunday’s game at Lambeau, all fans will be subject to a hand-held, metal-detecting wand test before being admitted.
The procedure would be similar to wand inspections at the airport, but this process would be less invasive than the full-body exam, said Doug Collins, Packers director of security.
“We think it’s a more thorough process, without having the hands-on in particular. We understand there has been some negativity out there from what the (Transportation Security Administration) has done. … This just eliminates that process,” Collins said. “Pretty much the whole body will be scanned with the hand wand.”
The Packers previously performed upper torso pat-downs at the security gates.
The Packers say the new process will likely result in some delays in getting into the stadium.
“Be prepared for something different. It may take a few seconds longer, so if (fans) arrive a little earlier at the gates that would be helpful,” Collins said. “I don’t anticipate there being any lines that are so long that people miss the game or anything like that. … But every officer in every line will have those wands.”
Green Bay police Lt. Kevin Warych said bags will still be subject to traditional searches and, to speed up the process, he advised fans to bring only what’s necessary.
“Only bring the bare essentials,” Warych said. “The less you bring, the faster it is for people to move through the line.”
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I would love to turn on the TV Sunday and see Lambeau Field utterly devoid of fans, but that is probably wishful thinking on my part, as it appears the American people have been conditioned to accept this sort of thing out of concern for “public safety.”
This is one of the reasons why the terrorists are winning, and that right handily.
How long before they set up body scanners and randomly strip-search people lined up for a sporting event?
I do not know about the rest of you, but I am getting more than a little tired of being treated like a potential criminal or terrorist by my own government.
-Dave 

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20,000 SAMs Missing in Libya

 

Russian SA-24


This ought to cause airline passengers the world over to pucker up a bit next time they board an aircraft.
Via abcnews.go.com:

U.S. officials had once thought there was little chance that terrorists could get their hands on many of the portable surface-to-air missiles that can bring down a commercial jet liner.
But now that calculation is out the window, with officials at a recent secret White House meeting reporting that thousands of them have gone missing in Libya.
“Matching up a terrorist with a shoulder-fired missile, that’s our worst nightmare,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D.-California, a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Energy and Transportation Committee.
The nightmare has been made real with the discovery in Libya that an estimated 20,000 portable, heat-seeking missiles have gone missing from unguarded Army weapons warehouses.
The missiles, four to six-feet long and Russian-made, can weigh just 55 pounds with launcher. They lock on to the heat generated by the engines of aircraft, can be fired from a vehicle or from a combatant’s shoulder, and are accurate and deadly at a range of more than two miles.
[…]
Adding to the urgency is the fact that America’s passenger jets, like those of most countries, are sitting ducks, despite years of warning about the missile threat. Since the 1970s, according to the U.S. State Department, more than 40 civilian planes around the world have been hit by surface-to-air missiles. In 2003, Iraqi insurgents hit a DHL cargo plane with a missile in Baghdad. Though on fire, the plane was able to land safely. Four years later, militants knocked a Russian-built cargo plane out of the sky over Somalia, killing all 11 crew members.

You will find the rest of the story here.
Given that this has been going on for at least six months (I would guess it has been going on even longer) I think it is a safe bet that a certain number of these missiles have already found their way into the hands of al Qaeda, or some other camel-washer group with an axe to grind.
US airliners fly to many places in the Middle East all the time, so the terrorists do not actually have to get a launcher over to this side of the pond to kill a lot of innocent Americans.  And given the region’s proximity to Europe, how difficult would it be for the bad guys to get one near an airport there?
Many airports of the world are built right on the coastlines of their respective countries. With an effective range of two miles, the terrorists would not even have to sneak into any countries to kill infidels. They could do it from offshore.
For once, I actually agree with Sen. Boxer, as I think installing the laser countermeasure system in commercial airliners is probably the best thing that could be done, as 20,000 compact SAM missiles is a lot of potential dead passengers, and there is no way all of the missing missiles will be recovered.
I would call $1 million per aircraft cheap insurance.
-Dave 

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