Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mayor Lewis, we spend a heck of a lot more on oil subsidies. I think it is more than manageable.

Moore, Okla. (AP) - The mayor of the Oklahoma City (click here) suburb battered by a monstrous tornado says he is pushing to require safe-rooms shelters in all new homes.

Glen Lewis said Wednesday he will propose an ordinance in the next couple of days at the Moore City Council that would modify building codes to require the construction of reinforced shelters in every new home in the town of 56,000.

The suburb was also hit by a massive tornado in 1999 that followed nearly the same path as the storm Monday that killed at least 24 people.

Lewis says he is confident he'll get the four votes needed on the six-member council. The measure could be in force within months.

Underground safe rooms are typically built below garages and can cost around $4,000.... 


If I believed Congressional hubris was seeking to ruin my name and livelihood for the purpose of their political aspirations, I would have claimed "The Fifth" and not have bothered to share a speech with them.

Just in case Congress doesn't "Get it." A witness is usually given immunity not insults to testify beyond her rights otherwise. 

Wed May 22, 2013 6:10pm EDT
...Lois Lerner, (click here) who heads the IRS tax-exempt unit, angered lawmakers by reading a statement before refusing to testify, but she was dismissed from the hearing with a warning that she could be called back for another appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee....

I do believe Ms. Lerner has important work to do. The IRS still needs leadership and corrective policies to be sure our political system is not destroyed by large amounts of monies with donors hidden from the electorate. I wish her well.

If I may. One other 'thing' about gang like killings.

A gangland style killing is never a matter of regret. The men carrying out the killing believe their reasons are far more noble than the lives they take. It was common at the time of mafias to have strong religious belief as a part of the culture.

There is no mystery here. This is exported Russian violence, but, not by Russia.

I am sorry to hear he is dead. My sympathies to his family and friends.

All to often, young men this age in Chechnya are involved in anti-government movements. Some of those movements are actually inspired against Russia by Western promises of democracy and if a people decides they too can have streets lined with gold.

Russia has actually become good at capitalism, however, it does not go hand and hand with democracy in the way it is defined in the USA. Russia is a communist nation, proudly so and organized around elections in recent times. I don't think it is necessary to play the silly game of what government style is better, the USA or Russia or China, it serves no purpose. But, that sort of stuff goes on in countries where disruption and violence serves the purposes of Neocons. Neocons within the US government, such as Bushies.

But, to dive into a hideous discussion is irrelevant, this is exported violence. I find it interesting marijuana was involved in the murder in 2011. Often 'gangs,' especially those out of Mexico and/or organized within the cities of this country use drug economies. It is nothing new in the USA. Crime networks have used drug economies since the time of Al Capone. 

The young men in these events found their identity in violence, guns, bombs and anti-government propaganda. They decided somewhere along the line using marijuana as an income would be better than being unemployed and disenfranchised. Whatever occurred in 2011 was a gangland type assassination. That is how racketeering lives among common Americans, it doesn't touch the lives of most citizens, the murders are often between competing gangs. "The Godfather" if you will. It happens to be true.

If I am correct about this and I believe I am, the Boston bombing was simply the next step for the egos involved. The brothers didn't expect to be caught, so displaying their power and abilities is sort of parallel play with other gangs to prove their prowess and ability. I sincerely believe this is a gang issue. There are just too many young men of the same ethnicity finding each other through social networks. They identify with their ethnicity rather than being an  American.

This has nothing to do with immigration, Russia, Mexico or any other country. There are gangs in Chinatown that have nothing to do with China, but, carry as their 'mantle' Chinese culture. This entire mess now coming to the surface is about money and power in a very old fashioned style crime network. It has nothing to do with Chechnya or Russia or any other nation. It is a group of young men of the same or similar ethnicity finding the freedom of the USA a real pleasure and easy to use as their lives did not work for them in the ways we provide.

I don't think of Boston as a place where gangs organize and develop 'no go zones.' That is something left to South Central LA. But, it seems to me this is all to obvious. There are young men unsuccessful and decided a gang carrying out violence and drug sales a viable way to make a living.

Wed May 22, 2013 7:58pm EDT

(Reuters) - A Chechen immigrant (click here) who was being questioned about his possible links to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot and killed by a federal agent in Florida on Wednesday after he suddenly turned violent, the FBI said.

A friend of the dead man identified him to Reuters as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, who had previously lived in Boston and knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers suspected of planting two bombs at the marathon on April 15, killing three people and injuring 264.

NBC News reported that Todashev had confessed to his involvement in an unsolved 2011 triple homicide in a Boston suburb that investigators believe was drug related, citing law enforcement officials....

Three quarters of the States. 38 states. That is what a Constitutional Convention would require.

When the US Constitution was written there were 13 states. That would mean 10 of the states would have to call for a Constitutional Convention. The dynamics were different then. Capitalism was more marginally important and citizens were more subsistence.

Vermont is correct, it is sincerely time to look at the corruption within our federal government only committed to politics and determine whether a Constitutional Convention is necessary. I think it is time. Could mean that more, but, with such drastic changes possible the approach has to be careful to say the least.

My first instinct tells me working out through elections, the courts and other methods of citizen resolve would be best, but, considering how dependent our democracy has become on a few wealthy citizens and the threat of our dreams taken away as with housing, it would seem more than logical to approach this option given to us so very long ago.

The truth is the Red States basically out number the Blue States. However, the Red States are dependent on the Blue States. That is leverage. It is leverage enough for the Blue States to make the Red States understand if they rock the boat too much it would disturb their ability to be donor states. So, while the Blue States are out numbered and there is only 38 states needed for a Constitutional Convention, the Blue States have a lot of clout they could bring to the proceedings and process. 

It is possible to cleanse the country of the corruption and address it's problems with minimal risk if it is done well.

The Congress, (click here) whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

Why do people flock to the Midwest?

It is not their fault. To begin, people have to live somewhere. The Midwest is a good as any place else.

Kindly get this right. This entire tropospheric occurrence SHOULD BE AN EXTREMELY RARE event. This entire danger to the people of the USA is due to a heating planet. A planet that does not have a conscience. A planet that exists according to physics. Physics that has no conscience and will kill anything on Earth regardless of the desires and demands of Americans.

This new dynamic on Earth is CAUSED by American Consumerism. It is due to the emissions of Greenhouse Gases. The sooner the emissions of these gases are eliminated from the consumer demands of the USA the sooner Earth will become as benevolent as it was when these trees existed.

This is a tree that lived within the borders of the USA. That is how far the American landscape has has been exploited of it's biotic content.

This is a real image. I have a lot of them. One is of a Cypress that existed in South Carolina. The wetlands of South Carolina was full of trees in similar diameter. The trees were clear cut and now they are gone and there is dearly far less CANOPY in the USA.

American forests were incredible and magnificent. The forest floors were actually easy to walk through because the forest canopy was so thick. The sunlight never reached the ground. There was dearly little content to the forest floor but tree litter. There was no danger to the forest from fire due to tree liter because the forest floor was so damp and wet there was not chance a fire could begin yet alone burn long enough to cause damage to these forests. The forest practices today are triage to keep them alive. What is the sincere definition of sustainable? It isn't about logging every 10 to 15 years. Far from it.

Understand this. In the year 2013, about 100 years after this tree lived, the BASELINE understanding of American forests is so perverted that generations can't imagine what a Heritage Forest even is, yet alone see one.

So, why are four CONSECUTIVE days of tornadoes and tornado OUTBREAKS that devastate land, destroy economies and kill possible? Because the natural resources of the USA has been pervertedly used, depriving generations of rights to them.

As a note, the hotter the oceans continue to get the more likely algae won't be able to sustain themselves to provide 60% of Earth's breathable oxygen. The oceans' heating just ain't about fishing, loss of habitat, squid and octopus. You like every breath you take? Yes?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

There were two infants and a toddler among the children killed in four days of Heat Storms.

— Case Futrell, 4 months

— Sydnee Vargyas, 7 months

— Karrina Vargyas, 4

— Kyle Davis, 8

— Janae Hornsby, 9

— Sydney Angle, 9

— Emily Conatzer, 9

— Nicolas McCabe, 9

— Christopher Legg, 9

— Antonia Canderaria, 9

— Megan Futrell, 29

— Jenny Neely, 38

— Shannon Quick, 40

— Terri Long, 49

— Cindy Plumley, age unknown

— Deanna Ward, age unknown

OKLAHOMA CITY May 22, 2013
The Oklahoma medical examiner's office (click here) says it has positively identified 23 of 24 people killed in the tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, including 10 children....

The price in the USA for the enforcement of citizen's rights to control their government!

We'll see. It doesn't end purging voting rolls, though.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2012 file photo shows voters lined up in the dark to beat the 7 p.m. deadline to cast their ballots at a polling station in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) 


Gov. Rick Scott (click here) has finished the fix of the flawed election law that relegated Florida to a late-night joke in 2012 by signing an elections clean-up bill passed on the final day of the legislative session.
The measure, signed by Scott late Monday before he left for a trade mission to Chile, reverses several provisions implemented in 2011 by GOP lawmakers in anticipation of the 2012 presidential election.
Those changes, criticized by Democrats as an attempt to suppress votes for President Barack Obama, limited the early voting that the president’s campaign capitalized on in 2008. The 2011 law also prevented early voting on the Sunday before Election Day and prohibited voters, particularly students, from changing their voting address at the polls.
Scott, who had previously signed the 2011 bill into law and refused to use his executive powers to extend early voting in 2012 despite numerous requests, acknowledged the system needed a fix.
“There were inefficiencies in the 2012 General Election — and our system needed to be corrected,’’ the governor said in a statement on Tuesday. “I asked the Legislature to enhance our system of elections and they met the challenge.”...

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Think "Kansas Gun Oppression" and the encroaching Koch Nation take over. Palin will be the first Queen of the USA.

Roger Ebert
September 23, 1969

If your bag is shelling out several bucks (click here) to witness phallus (flaccid), then "I Am Curious (Yellow)" is the flick for you. But it you hope for anything else (that the movie might be erotic, for example, or even funny), forget it. It's a dog. A real dog.
What I'm curious about is how Barney Rossett and his pious pornographers at Grove Press got away with it. Sure, they edged it through the courts. But how have they convinced so many yahoos to spend (at last count) $4,500,000 to see it? You'd think the word would eventually get around....

"I Am Curious Yellow" was the focus of a Supreme Court decision that liberated freedom of speech.

Posted on  by Kenny Whitebloom
...No doubt intrigued by the film’s controversy and hype, (click here) Bostonians waited in lines extending onto Huntington Ave. for tickets to the two-hour film. But “Curious” would only run five times that day, as city police arrived at the Symphony Cinemas around 5:15pm and seized the reels from both theaters, leaving audience members for the 3 and 4pm shows literally in the dark. The ban came from Massachusetts Superior Court Chief Justice G. Joseph Tauro, who issued a 60-page ruling that labeled the film obscene—and therefore subject to state regulation—after it met the Supreme Court’s three criteria for obscenity as established in the 1957 case Roth v. United States(more on that shortly)....

It is happening. Free speech since "I Am Curious Yellow" is ending and it is ending because of the million-billionaires created by 40 years of exploitative Republican politics and policy. Thank your Republican Senator and Congressman they have delivered the Grand Package of 'bought and paid for' politics to Wall Street.

The Supreme Court in the case of "I Am Curious Yellow" opened not only the right of Freedom of Speech to include movies and adventurous thinking as an expression of art to the American citizen, it unwittingly provided a platform for a burgeoning and enormous industry that now has it's own web address. But, "Yellow" was not about concentrating power because very few Porn stars can acclaim being born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Quite the contrary. "Yellow" opened the door to the least among us. "Yellow" provided a opportunity as well, along with Freedom.

Now, the Koch Brothers have so much clout within the public sector it can simply close the doors on public radio and television by withholding funding. The Koch Brothers and their exploitative industries are not interested in expanding the rights of American citizens, they are ONLY interested in controlling them.

Why is Gas Fracking so important? It is important to American Energy? Hell, no. It is important to a demand for political control that should have faded long ago.

The documentary "Citizen Koch" (click here) had two high-profile screenings at the Wisconsin Film Festival in April. But it likely won't be coming to a public television station near you.
On the day after those screenings, the filmmakers found out that their public television backers were pulling the funding, possibly to placate billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.
"This report highlights the absolute need for broader public funding for the arts and public media, free of the influence of private donors," "Citizen Koch" co-director Carl Deal told the Capital Times on Monday.
In an illuminating new article in this week's New Yorker that posted online Monday, Jane Mayer chronicles how the documentary from Carl Deal and Tia Lessin became collateral damage in a squabble between the Koch brothers and PBS over a different documentary. "Citizen Koch" looks at the effects of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgates for unlimited contributions from billionaires like the Kochs, on politics in Wisconsin....
"...FOX News inflames the masses against the government..." Where did Keith Olbermann go? Retirement? Hell, no. He DISAPPEARED.

By the way, I thought "The Ed Show" was suppose to be two hours Saturday Evening.

The United States of Corporation is being delivered. 

The United States of Koch.

Public television's attempt to placate David Koch (click here)
By Jane Mayer
May 27, 2013

Last Fall, Alex Giney, a documentary filmmaker who won an Academy Award in 2008 for an expose of torture at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, completed a film called “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream.” It was scheduled to air on PBS on November 12th. The movie had been produced independently, in part with support from the Gates Foundation. “Park Avenue” is a pointed exploration of the growing economic inequality in America and a meditation on the often self-justifying mind-set of “the one per cent.” As a narrative device, Gibney focusses on one of the most expensive apartment buildings in Manhattan—740 Park Avenue—portraying it as an emblem of concentrated wealth and contrasting the lives of its inhabitants with those of poor people living at the other end of Park Avenue, in the Bronx.

Among the wealthiest residents of 740 Park is David Koch, the billionaire industrialist, who, with his brother Charles, owns Koch Industries, a huge energy-and-chemical conglomerate. The Koch brothers are known for their strongly conservative politics and for their efforts to finance a network of advocacy groups whose goal is to move the country to the right. David Koch is a major philanthropist, contributing to cultural and medical institutions that include Lincoln Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In the nineteen-eighties, he began expanding his charitable contributions to the media, donating twenty-three million dollars to public television over the years....

S. Amendment 711 - legal guns - continued

``Centerfire Rifles--Single Shot(below)
When You Only Have One Shot, Make it Count. (click here) When you think of single-shot rifles, think of the best.
       ``Armsport 1866 Sharps Rifle, Carbine
       ``Ballard Arms Inc. 1875 #3 Gallery Single Shot Rifle
       ``Ballard Arms Inc. 1875 #4 Perfection Rifle
       ``Ballard Arms Inc. 1875 #7 Long Range Rifle
       ``Ballard Arms Inc. 1875 #8 Union Hill rifle
       ``Ballard Arms Inc. 1875 1 \1/2\ Hunter Rifle
       ``Ballard Arms Inc. 1885 High Wall Sporting Rifle
       ``Ballard Arms Inc. 1885 Low Wall Single Shot
       ``Brown Model 97D Single Shot Rifle(below - "falling block action - click here)
The other type of action, (click here) in addition to the bolt, that is generally recognized as offering superior accuracy is the falling block single shot. Falling block single shot rifles were winning 1,000 yard target matches well before the turn of the 20th Century. Like the bolt action, perhaps even more so, the single shot rifle tends to be the choice of the connoisseur.
``Brown Model One Single Shot Rifle ``Browning Model 1885 Single Shot Rifle ``C. Sharps Arms 1875 Target & Sporting Rifle ``C. Sharps Arms Custom New Model 1877 ``C. Sharps Arms New Model 1885 High Wall Rifle ``C.Sharps Arms 1874 Bridgeport Sporting Rifle ``C.Sharps Arms 1875 Classic Sharps ``C.Sharps Arms New Model 1874 Old Reliable ``C.Sharps Arms New Model 1875 Rifle
(below - the site is different in target rifles than in sporting rifles)
``C.Sharps Arms New Model 1875 Target & Long Range ``Cabela's 1874 Sharps Sporting ``Cimarron Billy Dixon 1874 Sharps ``Cimarron Model 1885 High Wall ``Cimarron Quigley Model 1874 Sharps ``Cimarron Silhouette Model 1874 Sharps ``Dakota Model 10 Single Shot Rifle ``Dakota Single Shot Rifle ``Desert Industries G-90 Single Shot Rifle ``Dixie Gun Works 1873 Trapdoor Rifle/Carbine ``Dixie Gun Works 1874 Sharps Rifles ``Dixie Gun Works Remington Rolling Block Rifles(below - excellent video regarding the intense knowledge of collectors - the "Rolling Block" was developed when smokeless powder became the munition of choice. The rolling block contained the additional explosion of the smokeless powder)

       ``EMF Premier 1874 Sharps
       ``Harrington & Richardson Buffalo Classic Rifle (CR-1871)
       ``Harrington & Richardson CR 45-LC
       ``Harrington & Richardson Handi-Mag Rifle
       ``Harrington & Richardson Handi-Rifle
       ``Harrington & Richardson Handi-Rifle Compact
       ``Harrington & Richardson New England Hand-Rifle/Slug Gun 
       ``Harrington & Richardson Stainless Handi-Rifle
       ``Harrington & Richardson Stainless Ultra Hunter Thumbhole 
     Stock(below - a single shot gun with a thumbhole poses no problem compared to military style rifles with thumbhole stocks)
``Harrington & Richardson Superlight Handi-Rifle Compact ``Harrington & Richardson Survivor Rifle ``Harrington & Richardson Synthetic Handi-Rifle ``Harrington & Richardson Ultra Hunter Rifle ``Harrington & Richardson Ultra Varmint Fluted ``Harrington & Richardson Ultra Varmint Rifle ``Harrington & Richardson Ultra Varmint Thumbhole Stock ``Krieghoff Hubertus Single Shot(below)
More next time, thank you for your interest.

Non-Profit citizen organization seeking to impact the gun violence are no longer welcome in Kansas.

Kansas is no longer of, by or for the people. They are of, by and for the NRA. The NRA is welcome to walk all over the people and have them victims of guns.
This extremism has to be stopped. The citizens have a right to organize and be heard. That is a fundamental right of the US Constitution. In the year 2013 money dominates the political spectrum and prohibiting funding to citizen groups is ending their freedom of speech.

Posted:   |  Updated: 05/21/2013 4:36 pm EDT
Kansas lawmakers (click here) continued a legislative session dominated by pro-gun measures with a bill that would prohibit using state funds to lobby for gun-control measures.
The Republican-controlled state House voted, 83-28, on Tuesday to pass legislation that would prohibit using money appropriated by the Legislature for a variety of lobbying and public relations campaigns related to gun control. The state Senate voted 31-6 on Friday to pass the bill.
The measure follows the passage of a new law that says federal gun laws do not apply to some guns in the state. Lawmakers have also considered a bill to expand the number of public buildings which allow guns, and another to allow greater open carry on city streets.
"The state government has no business appropriating any funds to lobby for or against gun control," state Sen. Greg Smith (R-Overland Park) told The Huffington Post. "The government has no right."

I home all suffering from weather across the country are a little better today.

May 22, 2013
10:45 gmt
The Weather Channel Temperature Map

The Pacific storm pulled some heat out of the troposphere enough to begin air movement to the arctic regions again. It's better to today for now. The temperatures across the country are far different beginning this day. The circulation center at the North and South Dakota border is still there, but, it's populated with water vapor today. With better air mass movement to the arctic, the Pacific storm may fade, but, I am hoping not. It took a heck of a lot of heat to get it started though. Water vapor doesn't stay on the ground these days.

US Seasonal Drought Outlook May 16, 2013

The land is recovering slowly from east to west from the drought that seemed to have peaked last year. With hurricane season coming it should remain this way through the summer.

The reason it is recovering from east to west is due to the high vegetation biotic content of the land east of the Mississippi. Given half a chance plants and trees will grow. The vegetation is one of the answers to this global problem the USA created. Returning more of the land to forest will cause shade while sunlight and infrared is reduced. Reducing CO2 is necessary.

President Obama has instilled an aggressive wildlands program for two years in his first term. It has helped. The Republican House cut funding to the program and that was a mistake. The Jersey shore bore the brunt for most of the change. Let's hope there is no repeat performance.

A maple tree in autumn after a season of work.

Stop fracking public lands. 

End of discussion.