The Roanoke Slant

This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 

Roanoke Times Leaps Ahead of Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer Knowledge

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Roanoke Times, 1-31-12, Pg E1: Almost full page exposé:
"Alzheimer’s – how to make sure you’re not next"
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Apparently the Editorial Girls at the Roanoke Times and their associate at the Orlando Sentinel have MD credentials in addition to their journalism credentials that empower them to tell the public “how to make sure you’re not next”! How comforting is that! Are these charlatan’s subject to lawsuits if their readers follow their instructions and then get Alzheimer’s? Could their medical licenses then be in jeopardy?
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Apparently they are in conflict with the published position that, according to the Mayo Clinic, one of the most knowledgeable institutions about health issues: “While the causes of Alzheimer's are not yet fully understood, its effect on the brain is clear.”
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alzheimers-disease/DS00161/DSECTION=causes
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Today’s WSJ Alzheimer article (Pg D1): A new target in fighting brain disease: Metals.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577192901072611524.html
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Of particular focus are the amounts of: iron, copper and zinc (all of which are included in the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) posted by the US Government). No reason for concern there!
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The headline claim: “how to make sure you’re not next to get Alzheimer’s” represents a new personal best in the category of chutzpa and false advertising.
If a company ran an ad that made these claims the Editorial Girls would be at the front of the line demanding retractions and legal actions.
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Florida Highway Patrol’s “Failure to Foresee” Results in 10 deaths

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Roanoke Times, 1-31-12, Pg 4: Florida: Patrol defends reopening interstate ahead of wrecks that resulted in 10 people killed in fiery crash where visibility was reduced to zero by smoke from an ongoing fire.
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This tragic situation will likely not result in any action taken against those who are responsible for “the public safety” and who made decisions that in retrospect should be subject to the “known or should have known” or “failure to foresee” rules that have become so rigorously applied to ordinary citizens in accident situations in recent years.
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Prior blog item: Criminalizing Accidents
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/criminalizing-accidents.html
Everyone is subject to involvement in an accident. The targeting of those involved by aggressive law enforcement personnel and the associated district attorneys can result in draconian outcomes considering the lack of Malice aforethought or depraved indifference involved. Apparently disregard for an actions possible bad outcomes or failure to foresee negative outcomes has become the standard for determining who goes to jail in many cases. That applies to driving on ice or snow if a DA decides to make the case that you should have foreseen bad things before starting your trip in bad weather!
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Included in this big chasm, between those who are prosecuted as the results of accidents and those who are not, often include a hostile rush to judgment if a business is involved.
Of note would be the 29 miners killed in 2010 in the Massey Energy Mine in West VA.
The lynch-mob mentality demonstrated by the media, unions and government investigators clearly made a deliberate and professional investigation impossible.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/10/us/10westvirginia.html
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Society needs to assess this crusade to criminalize those involved in accidents where there was no malice aforethought and there is reasonable doubt about the persons involved having acted in a “reasonable and prudent” manner. We also need to demand that whatever the rules are they be applied equally to all persons and situations.
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Monday, January 30, 2012

 

Sharia Honor Killings And Western Culture And Laws

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Roanoke Times, 1-3-12, Pg 5: Jury finds Afghan family guilty in 4 honor killings.
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The actions of too many Radical Muslims stand in stark contrast to the assurances from our virtual-Muslim President that the Muslim religion and the Koran and Sharia Law and the Madrasas schools all represent a kind and gentle way of life and that the problem is that we “westerners” just don’t understand this culture.
Of particular interest is the number of liberal-progressive women who buy into the Obama view about this subject apparently oblivious to the reality of how women are treated under Sharia Law.
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A current stark example is that a jury in Kingston Ontario found an Afghan family guilty of 'honor' killing three teenage sisters.
KINGSTON, Ontario – A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor" in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians.
Prosecutors said the defendants allegedly killed the three teenage sisters because they dishonored the family by defying its disciplinarian rules on dress, dating, socializing and using the Internet.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/29/jury-finds-afghan-family-guilty-in-honor-killings/
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Islam is not just a Religion – it can be a dogmatic Government System that controls its subjects through Sharia Law with unbelievably harsh penalties and restrictions on all aspects of life.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/08/roanoke-times-embraces-islam.html
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20 States have started drafting legislation that requires all Civil and Criminal processes to disregard Sharia Law and only use Federal and State Laws.
Washington Times, 8 -22-11: Muslims see ‘foreign law’ bill as attack on Sharia; Defenders call it buffer for courts.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/22/muslims-see-foreign-law-bill-as-attack-on-shariah/?page=all
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Followers of radical Islam have declared jihad against Christians, Jews, non-Muslims and secularists - simply because they regard us as infidels:
http://www.actforamerica.org/
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The rise of home-grown terrorists (a video presentation):
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid949801312001?bckey=AQ%7E%7E,AAAACEco_Vk%7E,9bOat4XcfB_88ri1a3UMdKnLpH9aM8Fv&bclid=0&bctid=1271237687001
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Teddy Roosevelt’s challenge of 1907 is vitally important today for ALL people in America.
http://www.roanokeslant.org/American.jpg
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/12/to-assimilate-or-not.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/01/obamas-radical-muslin-brothers-taking.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-and-biden-so-blind-they-refuse-to.html
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

 

Arizona Gov. Brewer - I AmWoman - Hear Me Roar

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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-jiver-meets-brewer-jabber.html
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

 

Roanoke Times Editors Label Sixteen Distinguished Scientists Equivalent To Holocaust Deniers

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WSJ, 1-27-2012: No Need to Panic About Global Warming
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577171531838421366.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
“There’s no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy.”
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In other words: The moderate Global Warming of one degree change in global temperature during the past 130 years (NASA data):
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.A2.gif
And no significant temperature change since 1998 (NASA data):
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.C.gif
Are not unusual temperatures in earths recent natural variations; and there are many benefits to the current level of temperatures compared to the cool period of 1940 to 1975; and the cold period of the little ice age that ended in 1750 (just in time for the American Revolution; albeit it was still very cold at Valley Forge).
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The conclusions, that global warming is not a crisis, are underwritten by 16 distinguished scientists:
Claude Allegre, former director of the Institute for the Study of the Earth, University of Paris;
J. Scott Armstrong, cofounder of the Journal of Forecasting and the International Journal of Forecasting;
Jan Breslow, head of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism, Rockefeller University;
Roger Cohen, fellow, American Physical Society; Edward David, member, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences;
William Happer, professor of physics, Princeton;
Michael Kelly, professor of technology, University of Cambridge, U.K.;
William Kininmonth, former head of climate research at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology;
Richard Lindzen, professor of atmospheric sciences, MIT;
James McGrath, professor of chemistry, Virginia Technical University;
Rodney Nichols, former president and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences;
Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer, designer of Voyager and SpaceShipOne;
Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and former U.S. senator;
Nir Shaviv, professor of astrophysics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem;
Henk Tennekes, former director, Royal Dutch Meteorological Service;
Antonio Zichichi, president of the World Federation of Scientists, Geneva.
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These are some of the many significant scientists that the Editorial Girls at the Roanoke Times label as “Deniers” (a not so subtle nasty connection to the Holocaust). If you’re intellectually challenged – do what you were taught in your journalism courses – label your adversaries as bad people as they do in their following editorial:
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Roanoke Times, 1-28-2012, Pg 11: Editorial: Planting zones warm-up.
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Warm-loving plants are migrating northward as fewer killing-frosts extend northward.
“Climate-change deniers will see a government conspiracy to persuade the masses that temperatures are growing warmer.”
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The Global Warming 1984-DoubleSpeak of the liberal-progressive media that “Global Warming” means “temperature increases that are due primarily to man-made CO2 has now been rejected by most learned people of the world. We now have a world community that understands that earth’s natural variations in temperature have existed for millions of years without any contribution from man-kind and that CO2 in general and man-made CO2 specifically are not the primary green house gases; water vapor is!
Wake up Girls – and stop the name calling and fixation on Gore’s misguided crusade.
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2012 Global Winter: Warm and Cold -- Close to the Global Average
http://news.yahoo.com/wheres-snow-not-lower-48-elsewhere-230700692.html
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BBC News Europe,  2-2-12
Heavy snow has left at least 11,000 villagers cut off in remote areas of Serbia amid a European cold snap that has claimed more than 130 lives.
Temperatures are below -30C (-22F) in parts of Europe and 63 people have died in Ukraine and 29 in Poland.
In Italy, weather experts say it is the coldest week for 27 years.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16852065
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Der Spigel  2-8-12   Breaking Global Warming Taboos

"The climate catastrophe is not occurring," he (  Fritz Vahrenholt  ) writes in his book "Die Kalte Sonne" (The Cold Sun), published by Hoffmann and Campe,

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,813814,00.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/global-warming-alarmist-still-co-opting.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/26-feet-of-snow-and-still-falling.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-holder-target-skeptic-bloggers.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-wheels-falling-off-gores-global.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/arctic-ice-melting-yet-again.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/climategate-20.html
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

 

Repugnant Drug Testing

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Roanoke Times, 1-25-1212, Pg 16: Editorial: One paycheck away from drug use.
“There’s something repugnant in suspecting our neighbors of drug use simply because they’re out of work”.
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What is really repugnant is that many WORKING PEOPLE who are paying the taxes to support those who are not working are required to take drug tests; and if they refuse to take the test or if they fail the test they are terminated (fired). They can then go on public assistance where they don’t have to take drug tests – now that’s repugnant!
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The liberal progressive do-gooders should view drug testing of those who are receiving public tax-money as a good thing – helping them to stay healthy -- so that they can develop their skills and knowledge and regain their employability.
Also liberal progressives should be helping these people to manage their tight budgets and manage their finances and not be using tax-money to buy drugs, alcohol, tobacco, lotto tickets and junk food.
They might even join my spouse in clipping coupons buying good food on-sale and buying things like whole chickens that result in a chicken dinner, then sliced chicken sandwiches and then wonderful chicken soup (good for your body and your soul).
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Drug testing is not a nice thing; however, taxpayers should not be required to support the drug habits of others who are not paying taxes albeit that they may be part of the so-called 99% or perhaps even Obama’s Occupy Street Army.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/obamas-occupy-street-army-removal.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/occupy-oakland-nasty-not-nice.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/dont-mess-with-obamas-street-army.html
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Bats Dying By The Millions – Why Stop the Wind Turbines?

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Roanoke Times, 1-18-12, Pg 5:White Nose Syndrome has killed 5.7 million bats.
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A cave located at a former mine in Rosendale was among the sites of the most devastating cases of the white nose syndrome. About 97 percent of the Indian bats there died off in one year, according to results of a study released Wednesday.
DEC bat expert Alan Hicks said the overall bat die-off is the quickest and most devastating for any animal in North America this century.
http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091217/NEWS/912170320
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The Rosendale NY mine-caves have historical significance starting in 1825. The natural cement discovered there was of such high quality that it was used in many of the major construction projects in NY including the Empire State Building. It’s strange that 185 years after its beginning, the mines should spawn this bat pandemic.
http://www.rosendalecement.net/html/history_of_rosendale_cement.html
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With 5.7 million bats dead from a natural pandemic one wonders why Wind Turbines are being shut-down at night to prevent a tiny fraction of one percent from impacts with turbine blades. Is there a problem in our society with the concept “reasonable and prudent”?
Apparently so because a Federal Judge in North Dakota rebuked Obama’s so called Justice Department who filed “criminal charges” against an Oil and Gas company because six (6) mallard ducks died in oil pits on their property. The Judge noted in his decision that the government’s position yielded absurd results in which many everyday activities become unlawful and subject to criminal sanctions.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/criminalizing-accidents.html
The court noted that among the potential felonious bird-killing habits are cutting brush and trees, planting and harvesting crops, driving a vehicle, owning a building with windows and owning a cat. The court noted that cats kill hundreds of million of birds each year and cars kill 60 million, while windows kill hundreds of millions more.
Clearly Obama did not appoint this judge to the bench but he did appoint the prosecutors (persecutors) who brought these charges to court!
Do we pay these people?  Do we really pay these people to represent us?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/03/no-new-energy-jihad.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/02/wind-power-regulatory-swamp.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2007/06/halt-wind-farm.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2007/03/birds-bats-blades.html
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Obama the Jiver meets Brewer the Jabber!

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What a refreshing week it’s been!
First, Newt gave the Liberal Progressive Media A Well Deserved Bloody Nose
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/liberal-progressive-media-gets-well.html
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And then Gov. Brewer of Arizona gave Obama what he clearly deserves, a direct in-your-face confrontation on his policies and pronouncements relative to Arizona’s epic struggle with the massive illegal immigration issues the residents of that state faces every day; compounded by the massive movement of illegal guns into the hands of the Mexican-Terrorists by Obama’s so called “Homeland Security” people.
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Didn't see this picture in the Roanoke Times!
Apparently the Editorial Girls at the Roanoke Times support only selected women!
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Obama and his minions deserve to meet lots of Gov. Brewer’s who aren’t intimidated or bashful about calling him out on his misguided and misdirected actions. One can only hope that this confrontation emboldens other leaders to stand and be counted for the people they represent.
Bravo: Gov. Brewer!
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Order Gov. Brewer's Book NOW:
Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border [Hardcover]
------ $16  Buy the Book --- Make A Statement ---- Send A Message
http://www.amazon.com/Scorpions-Breakfast-Interests-Politicos-Americas/dp/0062106392
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There was an unconfirmed rumor that instead of "Hail to the Chief" the AZ band was playing:
Helen Reddy singing “I am Woman hear me ROAR”!
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http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/01/25/obama-brewer-have-tense-exchange-arizona?test=latestnews
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http://news.yahoo.com/chilly-reception-obama-lands-phoenix-words-gop-governor-001215385--abc-news.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/06/obama-holder-team-sent-illegal-guns-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/07/illegal-immigrant-law-enforcement.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/05/obamas-national-guard-to-border-two-per.html
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

 

Yet Another Abuse Of Our National Anthem

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Roanoke Times, 1-23-12, Pg 2: Before Patriots eked out a win, Tyler shrieked out the national anthem.
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Yet again a National audience was exposed to the Abuse Of Our National Anthem, this time by Steven Tyler at the Ravens-Patriots game.
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Apparently the promoters of this professional function were unable to find a person who is a professional singer who knows the words to our National Anthem and who is capable of singing it in a proper and respectful manner.
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Such a person was chosen last year:
Carrie Underwood - NFL National Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSiRUSjSJnQ
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The public reaction to this abuse of a National Treasure is interesting; ranging from disapproval to it’s OK to it’s too hard to sing and too hard to remember and besides it’s too militaristic.
Yes it’s militaristic! The Bloody British were burning the City and Capital of Washington to the ground and were pounding Baltimore with cannon fire! It was a repeat of the Revolutionary War only 46 years prior.
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This Country, like many countries of the world, was born in bloody war. We were then repeatedly attacked over the years as adversaries challenged our freedom and liberty and very existence. This is not just history – its 9-11 and Fort Hood and a daily struggle to find, fix, fight and finish those who spend their days devising ways to kill us.
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The National Anthem is not just a song – if you want music get I-tunes.
The National Anthem, like our Flag and our Pledge of Allegiance, is a public pronouncement of our respect and dedication to our Great Country and our commitment to support our Liberty and Freedom.
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We also don’t need a rerun of Rene Marie, a Roanoke native, who shocked Denver with her version of national anthem. I pulled a switcherroonie on them she told the Denver Post. Roanoke Times, 7/3/08, Pg A2
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/07/vote-for-change-national-anthem.html
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

 

Green Seattle Without Power – A Teachable Moment?

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Seattle: Quarter Million Without Power In The Greenest City With The Greenest Mayor
Nearly 230,000 customers were without power late Friday night in Western Washington, about 220,000 of them Puget Sound Energy customers.
http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/01/21/storm-in-pacific-northwest-cuts-power-as-thousands-try-to-stay-warm/
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Mayor 'McSchwinn,' Loveless in Seattle
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577172570039861812.html
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As major old-time winter storms hammer the NorthWest with cold, wind, snow and ice; the ManMade Global Warming Alarmists and Goreites are hard to find. And their carbon-taxes, solar panels and wind-turbines seem rather out of touch with nature’s harsh reality for the Greenest People in the US! One wonders how being cold and without power will effect the views and perspectives of these millions of affluent and elitist and idealistic young Greenies? Today’s problem is caused by natural weather hitting the power distribution system. Tomorrow’s problems may well be chronic and man-caused by the unreliable substitute systems that supply the power-grid!
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How are they charging up their electric cars? How are they heating their homes? How are they getting to their upscale jobs and gyms? And how are their bikes working on the snow and ice. An old expression was: you don’t appreciate water until the well goes dry. Perhaps we don’t appreciate reliable, dependable, and affordable energy until the lights go out! Perhaps we are blasé and take this basic critical service for granted when we should be diligent and focused on its affordability, reliability, availability and serviceability.
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Hopefully more people will now focus on the issues with energy substitutions involving intermittent and unreliable alternatives. How many hours of good clear direct sunlight are available each year? How many hours of steady wind, within the range of turbine operating limits, are available each year? How does shutting down the turbines for birds and bats affect service? And for these intermittent sources, what energy storage systems are available to provide service during the “slack and off-line” times”
These are vital questions that need clear and compelling answers.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/10/smart-power-grid-needs-supply.html
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A new enlightenment - Perhaps – but not likely! It’s most likely that our national power infrastructure will continue to be in the hands of ideologues whose primary objectives include choking off carbon-energy of all kinds in order to impose a fundamental change in our lifestyles and standard of living with the ends justifying the means! It’s not about the CO2 just as the spotted-owl was not about the forests and the log-perch are not about the streams.
We need critical-thinkers to challenge the charlatans and pied-pipers of alternative, rationed and expensive energy so that we will arrive at the correct energy system outcomes and compromises. Perhaps this storm may have awakened some slumbering realists.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/26-feet-of-snow-and-still-falling.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-we-dont-need-no-energy.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-wheels-falling-off-gores-global.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/promoting-burning-our-food-in-our.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/04/vt-energy-assessment-challenge.html
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

 

UVA And The Liberal Media’s FOIA Hypocrisy

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Roanoke Times, 1-18-12, Pg 14: Editorial: Open government isn’t a burden;
Changes to the Va. FOIA (Freedom of Information Act); government entities may have a seven-day extension. That means a resident asking for public documents might have to wait up to 12 business days for records, more than two full weeks currently specified.
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Two full weeks to get government documents that the taxpayers paid for; what a burden! However, not one word about UVA’s noncompliance with valid FOIA’s for over a year (that's over 52 weeks)! So what’s with the RT’s issue with two full weeks?
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WashingtonExaminer.com 1-21-12
UVA goes all in on Climate Gate FOIA cover-up:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2011/08/uva-goes-all-climate-gate-foia-coverup
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UVa's August 23 release under court order of 3,800 pages of emails - records that UVa previously denied existed - was its second since the American Tradition Institute (ATI) sought judicial assistance in bringing the school into compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA).
The school has spent approximately $500,000 to date keeping these records from the taxpayer, who paid for their production to begin with.
The university again labored to avoid releasing correspondence directly addressing the now discredited “Hockey Stick” graph produced while former assistant research professor Michael Mann worked there.
At least 126 of those emails were sent to or from Mann at UVa and were central to ClimateGate, which exposed a purported, now disavowed temperature record, as well as the Hockey Stick and related activities by scientists to keep dissenting work from publication. The emails showed scientists circling the wagons to protect their claims, funding and careers.
Each of these 126 UVa ClimateGate emails, as with other related Mann correspondence with third parties of which we are aware, is covered by our VFOI request. Not one of them made it into UVa's releases.
UVa acknowledges withholding between 3,500 and 4,000 more pages. This likely represents around ten times the original number of UVa emails revealed in “ClimateGate.”
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And in the middle of this UVA noncompliance with valid FOIA’s that the Editors of the Roanoke Times apparently say they hold in high esteem; here comes the ACLU filing briefs with the courts that FOIA’s are not really important and that UVA can ignore those they don’t wish to comply with!
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ATI Slams ACLU’s Plea for University of Virginia to Deny FOIA Request of Michael Mann’s Records
http://www.atinstitute.org/ati-slams-aclu%E2%80%99s-plea-for-university-of-virginia-to-deny-foia-request-of-michael-mann%E2%80%99s-records/
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Washington Times, 1-27-12, EDITORIAL: Global warming’s ‘dirty laundry’
University of Virginia should disclose climate emails
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/27/global-warmings-dirty-laundry/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/08/global-warming-alarmists-still.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/05/uva-and-global-warming-alarmists-court.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/01/yes-virginia-uva-you-do-have-to-share.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/climategate-20.html
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Liberal Progressive Media Gets Well Deserved Bloody Nose

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Roanoke Times, 1-20-12, Pg 3: Gingrich scolds media over story on his ex-wife; sparking a tirade.
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CNN JohnBoy King gleefully led-off the Thursday Republican debate by confronting Gingrich with personally negative allegations made two days earlier by Gingrich’s ex-wife.
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Gingrich: “I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that.”
As King tried to squirm out of the spotlight and deflect the focus to others; Gingrich bore in: “don’t try to blame someone else, You chose to start the debate with it. The destructive, vicious negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country. I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans.”
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For a live repeat of this exchange click-on the youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGT8A8kbF10
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What a refreshing public prime-time hearing of the essence of this blog’s content and perspective for the past 5 years!
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Gingrich wasn’t just addressing JohnBoy King, he was addressing the totality of the Major Liberal Progressive Media including the Editorial Girls at the Roanoke Times who dutifully publish the local edition of the DNC-Pravda.
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The response of the crowd and the response of others outside of that venue is living proof that American’s in general and Republican’s specifically are totally aware of the slanted and biased agenda promoted by the Liberal Media who clearly fit Hans Christian Andersen’s: ”The Emperor wears no clothes”.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/roanoke-pravda-continues-anti-business.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/roanoke-times-wanders-far-from-their.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/03/roanoke-times-editorial-changes.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/01/roanoke-times-editors-isolated-from.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/01/only-conservatives-use-dangerous.html
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Obama: We Don’t Need No Energy Independence or Energy Jobs

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Obama rejects the Keystone Pipeline in compliance with directions from his Sierra Club and Goreite supporters.
“The United States has, in essence, surrendered its place at the front of the line to purchase Canadian oil.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/20/obama-chooses-american-decline/
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“Checking his sundial and solar-powered calendar, Barack Obama has decided that he did not have enough time to study the impact of the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, so he killed it. That was the excuse for halting a project that could have created 20,000 jobs, brought 830,000 barrels of oil a day to Texas refineries and helped free America from unstable dictators’ stranglehold on our energy supply.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/20/obama-chooses-american-decline-185246053/
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Robert Hurt Response To The Administration's Decision To Block The Keystone XL Pipeline Wed Jan 18, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA) today released the following statement after the President formally denied permit approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline:
“At a time when far too many Central and Southside Virginians are out of work, I am disappointed to hear that the President has rejected a bipartisan-supported proposal that would both preserve and create jobs for thousands of Americans and stimulate our national economy.
“The Keystone XL Pipeline project would immediately create thousands of new jobs, preserve jobs that will now be lost, encourage private investment into our stalled economy, and serve as a positive step toward economic recovery by increasing our nation’s energy independence and reducing the pain at the pump, in the 5th District and across the country.
“Scaling back onerous regulations and paving the way for energy independence are two of the ways in which we can help get our economy back on track, and pro-growth policies that spur job creation, like the advancement of the Keystone XL Pipeline project, should not be delayed at the expense of the American people. Central and Southside Virginians have waited far too long for Washington to advance policies that will get our economy pointed in the right direction, and denial of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit continues us in the wrong direction -- on the path of stalled economic growth due to rejection of policies which achieve energy independence and promote job growth at a time when we need it most.”
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The Graphic Map of installed US Pipelines lays bare the hypocrisy of Obama and his supporters and their cynical view of America’s future:
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/21/while-obama-delays-controversial-keystone-oil-pipeline-vast-network-energy/?test=latestnews
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/26-feet-of-snow-and-still-falling.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-wheels-falling-off-gores-global.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-sloughed-off-iranian-threats.html
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Friday, January 20, 2012

 

Will Government Motors (GM) TaxPayer Dependency Ever End?

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The Government Motors bailout was $50 BILLION (yes that’s Billions not millions)
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Integral to that GM fiasco was throwing the widows, orphans and retirement funds that had invested in GM bonds under the bus in favor of the UAW labor unions.
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In April 2011 CEO Whitacre asserted “We have repaid our government loan in full, with interest, five years ahead of the original schedule.”
In fact GM paid only a tiny fraction thereof – and did so with other government money. It was a TARP money shuffle.
As of November 16, 2010 – more than half a year after the “paid in full with interest” national ad was run – Government Motors had only paid back $361 million.  (That’s less than one percent ; 1%)!
http://biggovernment.com/smotley/2011/02/14/gmgovernment-motorsgiving-enormous-taxpayer-money-fueled-bonuses/
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So here we are in Jan 2012 with 99% of the $50 Billion tax dollars still outstanding and the newest news is that all the ObamaMobiles called The Volt, have been recalled for a little problem resulting in self-immolating battery fires.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/chevrolet-volt-safe-dont-sweat-battery.html
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WSJ, 1-19-12, Pg B1,2: The Volts is now being redesigned to meet California’s vehicle codes so that all the media and movie stars may buy them;
And what a deal that is:
• A $1,500 Ca. Taxpayer rebate
• A $7,500 US Taxpayer tax break
http://www.mygovcost.org/2011/12/21/gms-chevy-volt-costs-taxpayers-250000-per-vehicle/
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This all flies in the face of the claims some are making that Obama, Virtual CEO of Government Motors, is not a businessman. It’s clear that Obama’s business school was based on Karl Marx’s Das Capital and his venture capital funds are your tax dollars!
So much for the Free Enterprise System that made this country a world leader in Industry, Innovation, Freedom and Quality of Life for it’s citizens.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/stop-paying-your-mortgage-and-buy-new.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/12/yet-more-government-motors-slant-and.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/07/car-barons-ford-hitler-obama.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/02/obama-gives-his-government-motors-gm.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/obamas-gm-government-motors.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/deficit-and-debt-crisis.html
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

 

Marines Make Water, Hillary Goes Postal & Afgan Colonel Murders Nine US Military Trainers

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Roanoke Times, 1-18-12, Pg 6: Report on shooting details deep mistrust.
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The RT couldn’t print the heading that NINE US MILITARY PERSONNEL were killed by an Afgan Colonel; Buried that down in the fine print.
However, they had no problem showing some marine’s making-water on what was alleged to be Taliban corpses and the RT certainly covered big-time Hillary’s world-wide commendation and threats toward the marines. Hillary hasn’t had a news conference to address the murders of our nine fallen soldiers at the hands of our “allies”.
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Obama and his political hack Panetta have declared that the Ft Hood shooting was “work place violence”!
 Let’s state that again: “work place violence”!
VP Biden last week announced that the Taliban are not our enemy.
Obama has refused to label our enemies as “Radical Muslim Terrorists” including the soldiers killed at Ft. Hood, Frankfort Airport and the Army Recruiter in Arkansas.
Apparently Political Correctness and Kowtowing to the Muslims takes precedence over respect for our service casualties and the enemy who killed them.
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What’s wrong with these pictures?
What’s wrong with these so called leaders?
What’s wrong with our priorities up to and including the Secretary of State and the Commander-in-Chief?
Is there no longer a sense of scale and reasonableness when condemning our indiscretion's while ignoring the horrific acts of others?
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There have been some heated Email comments circulating, by some purported to be field grade officers, about the young enlisted marines water-making behavior.
As one who has served but never exposed to the horrors of war my view is:
Inappropriate behavior indeed, worthy of company level punishment perhaps; the subject of International rebuke and threats by the US Secretary of State – ABSOLUTELY NOT!
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A YouTube long-view of the enemy by Congressman Col. West  (R. S.Fl)
http://secure.afa.net/afa/activism/takeaction.asp?id=384
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More Bad New News: Afgan soldier shoots French Training Troops:
President Nicolas Sarkozy and key members of his government made the threat (to pull out their troops) in a burst of anger over the killings of four French soldiers and the wounding of more than a dozen by a renegade Afghan soldier who turned an automatic rifle on his trainers Friday morning at a mountaintop base northeast of Kabul.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/france-halts-training-after-afghan-soldier-kills-4-french-troops/2012/01/20/gIQA77sADQ_story.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-team-labels-fort-hood-shooting-as.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-and-biden-so-blind-they-refuse-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/03/more-us-soldiers-murdered-and-obamas.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/obamas-muslim-political-correctness.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/09/burning-qurans-bad-bibles-not-so-much.html
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

 

Republican Primaries and Debates vs. The General Election

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After a long drawn-out string of debates there are now opportunities for a few Republicans to cast ballets indicating their choice. It appears Mitt Romney may be the people’s choice. The negative campaigning and media attacks are of concern to all those who are hoping for a positive change in the White House.
Republican’s shouldn’t be overly concerned about the current campaigns negatives. It will all pale in comparison to what the Obama administration, the DNC and the Major Liberal Media will launch against the Republican Candidate.
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The Obama-Clinton campaign four years ago was far more ferocious that the Republicans have fought so far. However, once Obama clinched the Democrat Nomination the major liberal media implemented a “negative news blackout” relative to Obama that hadn’t been seen since Stalin’s Pravda went out of business. It was “accent the positive and eliminate the negative” as if all the major media were totally integrated into the Obama and DNC campaign committees.
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They even sent over 100 investigative reporters to Alaska to crawl through every item of Governor Palen’s history and a political-Jihad was launched against her. In contrast it’s still a major question how so much of her history was published in just weeks, while Obama’s history is still totally unknown today. No high school or college friends, girl friends, enemies, associates, pictures or documents have ever been found. Even Michelle’s Princeton Graduate Thesis has been sequestered. How convenient.
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The Republican Candidate and Party and friends will need to ignore the “slings and arrows” and focus on Obama’s leadership incompetence and misdirection in domestic and energy and foreign policy.
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There is a clear choice between Socialism Vs. Personal Freedom and Opportunity that will determine whether America achieves excellence or mediocrity. A “shining city on the hill” or a Detroit City of the lowest common denominator.
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My Reflection On Obama’s Most Condescending Pennsylvania Campaign Statement
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/deficit-and-debt-crisis.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/obamas-socialist-government.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/05/greece-obamas-new-america.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-and-holder-totally-wrong-again.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-acting-more-pathetic-and-fiscally.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-team-labels-fort-hood-shooting-as.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obamas-arab-spring-turns-quickly-to.html
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Monday, January 16, 2012

 

Misdirected Cause And Effect Relationships

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The media is a primary conduit of mis-and-disinformation propagated by publication of false or misleading cause and effect relationships.
There are tens of thousands of “scientific” papers produced each year by students and faculty who are required to produce a thesis for their course of study.
There are also thousands of papers produced by those who have an economic, political or social crusade to promote.
There is currently a multi-billion dollar taxpayer funded initiative on man-made global warming that bases and presents its cause and effect results on a “consensus” of like-minded team members advertised as being “peer reviewed” factual science.
Most of these papers are either based on man-made mathematical models or statistical analysis of historical data. Few if any rely on the rigor of “the scientific method” and even fewer are vetted by truly independent public peer reviews.
Many journals and the major media republish these papers as if they were scientific fact.
The folly of all this results when individuals, medical groups, organizations and or government entities base their decisions or policies on faulty data or analysis.
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The following is an example of this well established process:
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For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
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1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
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2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
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3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
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4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans...
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5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
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CONCLUSION:
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
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Prior related blog items:
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/roanoke-unhealthy.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/promoting-faulty-cause-and-effect-data.html
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

 

RoanokeSlant Blog: 45,000 PageViews

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The 45,000 pageviews of the RoanokeSlant Blog raises some questions:
            Click Graphic to Enlarge
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Who are these viewers?
How did they find this completely noncommercial personal site?
How many viewers were one-time stands?
What attracted viewers from other States and Countries?
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My guess is that it’s mostly about search engines like Google and Yahoo.
As a site accumulates more pageviews that address moves up in the search listings.
Repeat views are not counted in the GoogleBlog system so it’s not clear how many viewers are steady vs. occasional vs. one-timers.
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This blog doesn’t accept direct-entry real-time comments.
That would be a nice thing to do, except, there are some folks who use inappropriate language on blog comments and it takes considerable time to police that process.
Instead viewers, may and do, send me Emails at: LBHagen@RoanokeSlant.org
Fortunately most viewers are tolerant of my quirky and earthy language skills.
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RoanokeSlant.org is a companion website that addresses a novice Skeptics view of the man-made global warming (AGW) discussions.
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Thanks for Viewing and Writing!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/
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http://www.roanokeslant.org/
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Taliban Not Our Enemy; Drones Kill Taliban Leader

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It seems like only last month, in fact it was just last month (12-12-11) that US VP Joe Biden announced to the world, via Newsweek, that:
“The Taliban are not our enemy”.
That’s not the bad news, the bad news is that the White House immediately jumped into the fray and backed him up and further reinforced Biden’s totally wrong-headed and distorted view and opinion.
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/19/white-house-stands-by-biden-statement-that-taliban-isnt-us-enemy/#ixzz1h4NWQiFE
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-and-biden-so-blind-they-refuse-to.html
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Today, just a month later, “Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/15/pakistan-taliban-leader-reportedly-killed-in-us-drone-strike/
The Pakistani Taliban is linked to attacks against U.S. targets. They trained the Pakistani-American who tried to detonate a car bomb in New York City's Times Square in 2010 and is tied to a suicide bombing that killed seven CIA agents at an Afghan base in 2009.”
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Obama has Hillary busy setting up “peace” meetings with the Taliban and are preparing to release a number of Taliban GITMO prisoners to help expedite the “let’s sit down and be friends” meetings.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/30/us-aims-for-2012-talks-with-taliban-after-hiatus/
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It is difficult to comprehend that we have leaders like Obama and Biden at the helm of our ship of state! Makes the US look like a sad rerun of the Marx Brothers!
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This leadership team is truly a disgrace to all those who have served and sacrificed during our 10 year ordeal in Afghanistan. We need new lyrics to Pete’s song:
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Where have all our leaders gone?
Long time no see
Where has all our honor gone?
Stripped from our dignity
When will we ever learn?
To choose more carefully
When will we ever learn?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-team-labels-fort-hood-shooting-as.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/06/obama-czars-minions-gen-mcchrystal.html
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The Deficit And Debt Crisis

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Why the U.S. credit rating was downgraded and why Obama and associates have lost all fiscal creditability:
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* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
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Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
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* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710  (6.6 Times Annual Income !!!)
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* Total Obama budget cuts: $385 (1% of the spending !!!)
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And Obama the Democrats and Progressives continue to refuse to address or even acknowledge the scope and magnitude of this crisis that threatens our Country!
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US Owes $62 TRILLION (half-million $ per household) in unfunded obligations
Our TOTAL Personal Assets = $55 Trillion
We are $7 TRILLION in debt even if we liquidated all our peoples assets
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/06/us-owes-62-trillion-half-million-per.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-acting-more-pathetic-and-fiscally.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/07/obamas-debt-limit-leadership-statement.html
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Prior appropriate blog items:
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-spending-and-economic-policies.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/08/usa-whats-your-credit-score.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-declares-victory-gets-on-chopper.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/capitol-hill-productivity-slides.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/01/obama-i-have-just-begun-to-spend-your.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/08/deficit-soapbox-drama-did-i-shave-my.html
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Obama’s Socialist Government Reorganization

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Roanoke Times, 1-14-12, Pg 1, 3: Obama wants to combine agencies.
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No Obama, that’s not it! Would you like to guess again?
We don’t need no combining – we need massive reducing!
We don’t need to rearrange the deck-chairs on the Titanic; we need a new lean, efficient, effective and supportive ship of state. A good government model would be the Commonwealth of Virginia where budgets are balanced, debt is managed and good compromises are made between government size and services vs. personal and business responsibilities.
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Let’s start by getting rid of the 130,000 employees Obama has added to the Federal payroll and then drive the total number down from 2 million to 1.5 million. And these numbers don’t include the businesses like Government Motors (GM) that essentially are now government jobs.
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This massive overhead impacts far more than just the horrific load on the taxpayers; it goes directly to the conversion from Free Enterprise America to Socialist America through excessive and intrusive regulation and control of every aspect of life and business.
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This expansion of Federal powers is most evident in the huge bureaucracies that overlap and duplicate at great taxpayer expense the States’ responsibilities, including:
• Dept of Education
• Dept of Transportation
• Dept of Energy
• Dept of Environment
• Dept of Health & Human Services
• Dept of Housing
• Executive Departments and Over two dozen Obama-Czars
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This Federal concentration of government has resulted in a level of Socialism that mirrors countries like England where opportunity and development and prosperity have been suppressed by socialist controls and processes that stifle free enterprise, personal initiative and ultimately downgrade the standard of living.
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Good News: Do Over Scheduled for November 2012
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/12/constitution-we-people.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/roanoke-times-marginalizing-those.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/01/socialism-wins-big.html
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Friday, January 13, 2012

 

Unemployed To Help Obama’s Reelection

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Obama is ecstatic that the “official” unemployment numbers have dropped to 8.6%; it's disturbing what he considers "success".
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Turns out that most of the recent reductions have been because out-of-work people have stopped looking for work – that drops them from the “unemployed” numbers.
Apparently to view valid representative numbers one must find the “under-employed” numbers that are at 18%; you'll not find that anywhere in the major liberal media:
http://ycharts.com/indicators/underemployment_rate
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Unemployed vs Under-employed: Talk about your 1984 DoubleSpeak!
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Based on these results; Speculation is that Obama’s team will now encourage all unemployed people to STOP LOOKING FOR WORK thereby moving them to the under-employed roll!
This will drop the unemployment numbers to ZERO
Since the major media doesn’t publish the “under-employment” numbers, no one will know and:
This will ensure Obama’s reelection!  What a concept!
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Obama: Shades of Hee Haw:
Patient: Doc, it hurts when I raise my arm
Doc: Well, don’t raise your arm
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Remember all the year-end hype about the biggest Dec-Christmas business ever and how all was now on the path to better times under Obama’s leadership?
Well – now the facts are staining the Obama economic year-end glee:
Roanoke Times, 1-13-12, Pg 7: “Overall Dec 2011 sales actually fell 0.2%, the first such drop since May 2010.
The glee was covered multiple times on Page 1 – The reality on Page 7.
No one can say the liberal media isn’t helping to reelect Obama as much as they can!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-declares-victory-gets-on-chopper.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/roanoke-times-marginalizing-those.html
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26 Feet of Snow And Still Falling

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Not found in the Roanoke Times news or commentary pages; for obvious reasons.
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/12/storm-blankets-alaska-with-snow-as-weary-residents-dig-out/?test=latestnews
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26 Feet of snow has fallen at Valdez and there’s record snow and ice allover Alaska and the Bering Sea and it’s only the second week in January.
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All’s quiet from the Alarmist Gorites as they try to build a case explaining why this is caused by AGW ManMade Global Warming and the one degree change in global temperature during the past 130 years:
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.A2.gif
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And no significant temperature change since 1998:
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.C.gif
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Click link for an insight into the Coast Guard Ice Breaker and a fuel supply ship (where's Al Gore?):
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Fuel-bearing-ship-just-6-miles-from-Nome-2508634.php
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It’s interesting that the Alarmists and their major media minions seize every opportunity to highlight selected examples of warming (usually published as news-facts), but somehow miss examples of the wide variations of natural climate and weather!
Apparently they think that if they don’t report it, it didn’t happen; something about a tree falling in the forest.
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Latest News Flash from Alaska:
"it's so cold here that I saw a democrat with his hand in his own pocket"
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News Flash from Seattle:
Ten inches of snow expected in city without snowplows (where's Al Gore?)
http://news.yahoo.com/seattle-braces-snowmageddon-042751978.html
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Prior Items:
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-wheels-falling-off-gores-global.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/arctic-ice-melting-yet-again.html
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

 

Obama And Holder Totally Wrong Again

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“Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a unanimous court swatted away the government’s claim that the Lutheran Church did not have the right to fire a “minister of religion” who, after six years of Lutheran religious training had been commissioned as a minister, upon election by her congregation.”
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/11/supreme-court-delivers-knockout-punch-to-white-house/
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Yet again Obama and Holder rushed to Federal Court, all the way to the Supreme Court, to exert Federal control over the Christian churches discretion over who should represent the churches beliefs and doctrine. Clearly this was a blatant attempt to support their progressive and homosexual and anti-Christian agendas.
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The truly amazing aspect of this case is the UNANIMOUS vote of the court. Apparently even the most liberal and progressive members of the court that Obama appointed were repelled by this gross overreach by our “hope and change” team.
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Good News: Redo Scheduled for November 2012
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/george-washington-first-american-tebow.html
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The Crusade Against Christianity:  A Poignant WW2 US Poster:

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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/duke-religious-expert-finds-faith-in.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/dont-ask-dont-tell-dont-flaunt.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/10/obama-hillary-embracing-anti-christ.html
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Sunday, January 08, 2012

 

Stop Paying Your Mortgage And Buy A New Car

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WSJ, 1-5-12, Pg C1: Auto Lenders Speeding Past Mortgage Troubles.
(No mention of this malfeasance in the Roanoke Times)
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“In the first three quarters of 2010, auto lenders issued roughly 205,000 loans to borrowers whose credit records showed they have been at least 60 days past due on their mortgage”.
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Here’s the Obama Economic Model at its best. Send government agencies and lawyers to court to stop foreclosures so that folks have money to do other stuff – like buy Government Motors cars.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/obamas-gm-government-motors.html
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And the Roanoke Times is leading Obama’s gross PR machine with 11-7-10 Page-1 lead articles like: Foreclosure system ripe for errors in Virginia.
“One lawyer said flaws are likely common”. This is a front page story? "One lawyer says"? No wonder folks are canceling their subscriptions to the RT. The sad truth is: if you miss paying your mortgage for several months the entire balance is due, which of course, no one can pay! The paper work is simple: you either have you cancelled checks that showed you paid or you don’t!
The proper RT headline should be: if you can’t pay the full amount of your mortgage payment on time, get down to the bank and work with them and try to workout a repayment deal. Why the hell are Obama’s people involved? Oh right, because it’s in his textbook Das Kapital by Karl Marx!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/11/roanoke-times-bats-elections.html
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Good News! Redo Scheduled for Nov 2012
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/obama-going-upside-down-mortgages-again.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/barney-franks-subprime-departure.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/08/franking-banks-and-taxpayers.html
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Liability Lawyers And Obama Failing Our Drug Supply System

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Roanoke Times, 1-4-12, Pg 5: Shortages of drugs set record in 2011.
Many of the shortages - which can interrupt patient care – won’t be resolved anytime soon. FDA says there are multiple reasons for the shortages (none of which are the governments fault!).
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How can there possibly be drug supply issues when ObamaCare was touted to resolve all our medical needs?
And how about all those Trial Lawyers advertising on TV who are soliciting for those who have taken any number of medications with claims that “they will help you” if you just call. John Edwards and like-minded associates help themselves and not those in need of medical help.
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Apparently Obama and his Trial Lawyer friends who are constantly slamming the pharmaceutical companies will eventually achieve their goal of driving these companies out of business so that there will only be Generic Supply Companies.
But wait – Generic companies do not invest in research, development or clinical studies and analysis. They’re just copy-cat folks leaching off the good works of others.
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So let’s just get our drugs from Canada. But wait – what drugs does Canada develop? Their drugs are just discount purchases they get from the US and then sell back to US seniors after taking out their markup. What’s their value add to the overall supply system?
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Yet another example of the results of the Obama and friends ongoing anti-business Jihad.
As they continue to throttle the US energy system we will face the same kinds of shortages, high-prices and rationing that result from bad policy and misdirection.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/shortage-of-drugs-good-thing-or-bad.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/roanoke-times-marginalizing-those.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/steve-jobs.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/09/cheap-fake-drugs.html
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

 

Obama Sloughed Off Iranian Threats

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Roanoke Times, 1-4-12, Pg 5: Obama sloughed off a warning from Tehran over the deployment of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf
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Sloughed means: “something cast off, discarded or shed”.
But it also means: “a deep muddy hole or swampy area”.
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So, Obama, our esteemed Commander-in-Chief, thinks there’s no risk to our troops and assets from the Iranian Republican Guards. Perhaps Obama should review the file on the Iraqi shelling of the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) with two Exocet missiles that completely disabled the ship and killed 35 American crewmen.
http://www.navybook.com/nohigherhonor/pic-stark.shtml
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Or perhaps Obama should watch the video of the Argentine Exocet missiles that struck and sank the HMS Sheffield during the Falklands war.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZu8bvxJs4
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Perhaps a Community Organizer who has never been in harms way thinks the Iranian military are little more than bluster, however, an aircraft carrier, or any ship, passing through the Straight of Hormuz to or from the Arabian Sea is at very high risk because Iran wraps Oman like a horseshoe with a channel only 50 miles wide; well within range of even the most basic surface-to-surface rockets.
Also, Passage from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal is vulnerable to many types of attack that are very difficult to defend against in a hostile county now that the Muslim Brotherhood are in charge of Egypt!
As the Muslim Brotherhood co-opts the so called Arab-springs, the US and its allies will soon be unable to exercise even a minimal level of control or influence in an area upon which we have key dependencies.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/03/iran-military-leader-says-us-carrier-should-not-return-to-gulf-base/
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Obama has tried for three years to appease and kowtow to the Iranian’s. Not only hasn’t that worked, it has emboldened them to a level not seen since they took our Embassy in 1979 under Obama’s mentor Jimmy Carter’s “leadership”.
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Not only is Obama tone-deaf to this risk to our foreign oil dependency but at the same time he is doing all possible to shut down our domestic oil and coal energy supplies and generation and has deferred to after his reelection the decision on the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to our refineries on the Gulf.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-acting-more-pathetic-and-fiscally.html
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Just more hope and change we have come to expect from Obama.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-and-biden-so-blind-they-refuse-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obamas-arab-spring-turns-quickly-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/obamas-foreign-affairs-conundrum.html
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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

 

Criminalizing Accidents

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Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in criminalizing accidents and the subsequent jailing of those involved. Three particular areas of focus are automobile accidents, gun accidents and childcare accidents.
Of note is the often inconsistent final disposition of the case based on who was involved and not what occurred.
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A recent example is the jailing for ten years of a hunter who mistakenly shot another hunter, mistaking him for a deer in heavy cover.
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That case stands in stark contrast to an off-duty state trooper who was deer hunting, saw what looked like a deer-flag (tail) and fired his weapon. The tail was on a dog on a leash and not a deer. He didn’t hit the dog; he shot the women walking the dog.
HOWEVER, no charges were filed. The incident was listed as an accident!
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/01/massachusetts-trooper-accidentally-shoots-woman-while-hunting/
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Everyone is subject to involvement in an accident. The targeting of those involved by aggressive law enforcement personnel and the associated district attorneys can result in draconian outcomes considering the lack of Malice aforethought or depraved indifference involved. Apparently disregard for an actions possible bad outcomes or failure to foresee negative outcomes has become the standard for determining who goes to jail in many cases. That applies to driving on ice or snow if a DA decides to make the case that you should have foreseen bad things before starting your trip in bad weather!
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These situations are compounded for the person involved because he/she thinks they are involved in an accident and not a crime! They willing and openly describe to investigators on the scene what they think happened during a time when the investigators claim to be doing accident investigation and not criminal investigation.
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Perhaps people should be reminded that there is no legal requirement to participate in an investigation at an “accident” scene. Name, rank, date of birth and serial number is all the Geneva Convention requires. One usually has 48 hours to submit an incident report after getting professional help in doing so. Police are never interrogated at the scene of a serious incident that they are involved in, why shouldn’t that apply to everyone?
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Or as Ron White so eloquently stated:
I had the right to remain silent; I just didn’t have the ability.
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Sunday, January 01, 2012

 

Obama & Holder Target Skeptic Bloggers

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Climate (Skeptic) crackdown
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/12/20/climate-crackdown/
Special to Financial Post Dec 20, 2011 – 8:18 PM ET | Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011 8:25 PM ET
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Apparently the AGW(Man-made Global Warming) Alarmists have become so upset with the ClimateGate Revelations that they have enlisted Obama’s Justice Department to raid bloggers homes in a blatant attempt to intimidate and harass those who question the Goreites and their tax-supported minions.
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This gross malfeasance is occurring as the wheels continue to come-off the Gore-AGW wagon and the Alarmists continue to stone-wall every FOIA process to ensure their data and communications and their collusions remain secret.
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How can any responsible journalist and political leader have any trust or confidence in the material these people are publishing? What will it take for the major liberal media to publicly recognize how misdirected these Alarmists are while spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer money?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-wheels-falling-off-gores-global.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/arctic-ice-melting-yet-again.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/climategate-20.html
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