Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I couldn't say it better.

Water is precious no matter where it is on Earth. It is arrogant to express concern for anyone's health that isn't translated across the world. People are people. Disease is not exclusive to any one nation.

The USA has hospitals in abundance in most areas of the country. There are still people even in the USA unable to obtain treatment, but, those circumstances aren't anything like that of others, especially when bombs destroy the precious few hospitals that do exist.

This is what I love about so many of the activists from Palestine, including filmmakers, they never seek to insult so much as demonstrate another's shortcomings. Thank you.

A threat to our homeland? Hm.

A cardiologist in Westlake, Ohio, was indicted for allegedly performing and referring unnecessary medical procedures on patients as part of a scheme to overbill Medicaid and private health-insurance companies by $7.2 million.– Federal Bureau of Investigation (See item 19) 

There is a doctor in trouble in Ohio with the FBI, but, it's not ISIS. (click here)

University of Alaska campuses statewide experienced a network outage for several hours August 20 after hackers targeted the university’s servers with a distributed denial of service attack.– Fairbanks Daily News Miner (See item 20) 

Hackers in Alaska, but, that is probably China. (click here)

Police are searching for suspects who broke into Central Elementary School in Effingham County, Georgia, and stole equipment and tens of thousands of dollars in copper wiring, leaving the building without power. – WTOC 11 Savannah (See item 21) 

Yeah, this is like the latest thing. (click here) All the abandoned buildings, especially in Detroit, has people taking the copper wire out of them. I thinks it's Americans, I doubt ISIS ever heard of Detroit. 

Clark County fire officials reported that an August 17 fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Hazel Dell, Washington, was human-caused, while it remains unclear if the fire was intentionally set.– Clark County Columbian (See item 34)

Arson. (click here) That's a shame. And a church no less. That rules out ISIS, if it were an American mosque I'd say ?????? maybe ???????

But, that rounded out the top four from Homeland Security yesterday. I just don't see Obama is correct about much of that mess.

The FBI Most Wanted. Well, bin Laden is long off this list. Jamel is probably somewhere in the Middle East. He is wanted for the Cole bombing. Fled from Yemen. I mean who knows really? Yemen? He is probably a stowaway on some ship they paid ransom to release.

The Boston cops should know if Ahmad came home. He is wanted for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiring to kill in a foreign country also plain old conspiracy. Not even murder. That is a good thing, but, that says it all doesn't it? Conspiring to kill in a foreign country. He abandoned the sovereignty of the USA. There are ALREADY laws. What's the problem?

Now this is just a little bit outrageous. Raddulan is believed to be a leader of a terrorist group that took hostages. See, that is what the UK is all bent out of shape about and the ransom. But, Raddulan is believed to have gone home to the Philippines. I can't believe this guy is on the FBI's Most Wanted List and most probably in the Philippines and hasn't been caught yet. But. Then again. There was that typhoon in 2013 and that probably has the government preoccupied. He's been wanted since 2005. Maybe he got washed out to sea. Sorry, I don't mean that.

Oh, Adam. He really should not be that difficult to find. I mean use your GPS. He's always the PR guy with the internet connection.

Now Muhhamad Ahmed al Munawar is tricky guy. He really looks like an American and he killed people. But, ya know there are 30,000 people killed in the USA every year, he might blend in. See, he really looks like he belongs in the USA. Oh, my mistake he killed them outside the USA. Well, that rules out any ISIS problem.

Daniel Andreas, San Diego. See that, an American who did bad things. Not all the Most Wanted are Islamic extremists, huh? He's kind of a tricky guy, he is an animal rights extremist and eats a vegan diet. Everyone in southern California needs to check their membership lists. He isn't your usual animal extremist though, he is known to carry a handgun. I'm thinkin', with a sailboat and IT experience, drugs. 

Now, here is a chance for anyone in the world to make $5 million US. Ready? Don't even have to take hostages. Ali Said bin Ali el-Hoorie. Find him. The picture is a little old. The FBI should run some diagnostics and come up with a better picture. The Kobar Towers was in 1996. He doesn't look like that anymore. He's up on conspiracy.

The FBI Most Wanted Lists gets less severe as it goes on to list more Arab folks. The next one is Faouzi Mohamad Ayoub and he is wanted for Passport Fraud. That might be a good thing to stop. He is believed to be a member of Hezbollah and now that is closer to Syria than anyone else has been. But, he is known. I am fairly confident he is on the no fly list.

Ya know I find it difficult to believe the countries in the Middle East in some capacity should have these folks on THEIR lists of Most Wanted and perhaps they are. But, I am still not seeing a war to end the concern for these folks. Airlines have the most on the line and they have incredible underpaid staff on those planes and at the check out counter. 

I once had an SSS, is that the designation for the most concerned to board a plane. I had to fly out the next day and paid in cash. It was just easier as I stood at the counter to buy the ticket. It was a family thing and I didn't want to worry about some stupid credit glitch or something so I automatically had to be pulled aside for search. That was fine, I arrived early. I know there is a danger within the country for those that would like to have things go wrong for the citizens here, but, it makes no sense to seek more trouble than already exists. 

Knowing there is an FBI and a Most Wanted List and a CIA and dedicated people to the safety of this country and allies that share similar concerns including Interpol. A war? That only invites more of the same and it is exceptionally wayward in it's thinking. Hasn't the USA military done enough damage already by attempts at nation building in Iraq and Afghanistan for that matter? Haven't we made the world more dangerous by placing guns and teaching basically non-citizens to use complex military machinery. I would think the USA would realize how completely idiotic it's methodology has been over the past 12 years and end this aggressive stance. 

I can't imagine any Arab nation being thankful to "W" or Cheney for training UNKNOWNS with the capacity to wage war as well as the USA and with USA equipment. I think it is time to stop.

The House Republicans need a lawyer?

Well, god bless them, no wonder they never legislate.
August 26, 2014
By Rebecca Kaplan

The House of Representatives (click here) will pay a law firm $500 an hour to represent them in their lawsuit against President Obama, a move that drew scorn from their Democratic counterparts.
According to a contract released by Rep. Candice Miller, R-Michigan, the chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, the House has retained the services of David Rivkin, a partner at the law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP. The contract authorizes a rate of $500 per hour for work as well as a cap of $350,000 on the litigation.
The House voted 225 to 201 in late July to proceed with the lawsuit, which alleges that the president overreached on his authority by unilaterally changing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The vote broke down along party lines, with the exception of five Republicans who voted against moving forward with the suit....

I am a little bit worried. I would like full disclosure to the costs as they add up to understand what Americans are sacrificing for the political rantings of the USA House and the FOIA has a back log. (click here)

By the time we get the information on the lawyer's hours, his assistants, research time, travel time and travel costs it might be really expensive and too late to bill the GOP before the end of the 2014 elections. The GOP usually runs deficits in funding including their superpacs. They have to pay for books in print like Ryan's latest revelations.

She is a feminist. Feminist is about empowerment and B's sexuality is not victimizing.

She is an entertainer. She lives her life well as a professional with a family. 

I have no problem with her being a roll model for young adult women. Her figure is full and she is a healthy person. Isn't that what we all want for our young people? Growing up healthy and happy and unafraid of the beauty of their bodies. 

Women don't have to be attractive to a man? Really? Not every women has to look as attractive as "Bea," but, they owe it to themselves to be a woman, feel like a woman and be happy. "Bea" is a beautiful woman. We should all be so lucky. I know if she could wave a magic wand she would make every woman as beautiful as she desires. Genetics. Live with it, babe.

Warren Buffet is mostly correct.

Tim Horton is a healthier food menu. The menu is trendier and the prices slightly higher.

Setting aside the obvious problems with taxes slipping through the fingers of the USA government, the decision by Burger King is for the best.

I don't know if serving burgers at Tim Horton in the fashion they are served at Burger King is all that great of an idea, but, bringing Tim Horton to the Burger King menu will improve their sales. Personally, I think the restaurant decor of the Burger Kings will have to improve and be more trendier than as it is no "McDonald's Wannabees."

I suppose we'll see how it goes, both from market share and tax portion.

This is Tim Horton's answer to the calorie brochure. (click here) Don't have to ask for it and you can decide what exactly to order and know the calories for YOUR CHOICE IN MEALS.

Example: A fairly generous breakfast is less than 500 calories. If a customer swaps out a honey glazed donut for a hash brown the calories are 580. But, a customer gets what they want without a hassle in accepting what is available, sort of.

This bucket (click here) requesting donations for Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson's legal fund was at the Tulsa Police Department's Gilcrease Division on Saturday. Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said he ordered it removed. Courtesy

Hollande has dismissed the Parliament and Merkel advised Poroshenko to do the same and he did.

France's Prime Minister resigned. Basically, Hollande still is president with a whopping 20 percent approval rating; down from 58% at election.

Adieu mon ami, jusqu'à ce que nous nous revoyions.

French President Hollande (click here) watches as Prime Minister Vallse leaves after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

5 hours ago

French President Francois Hollande (L) watches as Prime Minister Manuel Valls leaves after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/John Schults
Ah, the wayward child found out The West isn't coming to it's rescue, but, mother Russia is ready to accept Ukraine back with open arms. Really? With Ukraine aligned with Europe on trade and debt. 
August 26, 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (click here) is due to take part in talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Minsk, capital of Belarus. 
The meeting comes amid rising tension between the two countries over Ukraine's military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.
Ukraine said on Monday that its troops had captured 10 Russian servicemen in eastern Ukraine.
Russia has repeatedly denied supporting the rebels.
More than 2,000 people have died in months of fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The two regions declared independence from Kiev following Russia's annexation of the southern Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in March.

Putin isn't interested in an economic union, he is interested in possessions for a war front.

The economic union is a ruse.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (click here) congratulated Raul Khadzhimba on Monday on his victory

August 25, 2014

SUKHUM, August 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Political opposition leader Raul Khadzhimba won in a presidential election in Abkhazia, a region whose claim to independence is disputed by Georgia and its allies, and he will be inaugurated in 30 days, Acting Abkhazian President and parliament speaker Valery Bganba, said on Monday....

Why closer ties to Russia, because, The West is pushing Georgia's borders back. Poland is delusional if it believes the people of these two autonomous regions will accept a Polish president. Poland killed those people. I don't see negotiations happening either. Poland and NATO expects this to happen by magic?

U.S. State Department: Russia should withdraw its forces from Abkhazia and South Ossetia (click here)
August 26, 2014
Baku. Rufat Ahmadzada – APA. “Russia should withdraw its forces from Abkhazia and South Ossetia”, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who drew attention to the “presidential elections”, said at a press conference, APA reports quoting the official website of the U.S. State Department.

“The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of these so-called presidential elections on August 24th and will not acknowledge their outcome. Our position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia remain clear: These regions are integral parts of Georgia. We once again urge Russia to fulfill all of its obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement, including withdrawal of its forces to pre-conflict positions, reversal of its recognition of the Georgian regions as independent states”, Psaki said. 

It is about time the Arab nations woke up and started using the equipment they paid for.

Don't stop now! If they never use their military for the purpose it was intended, it will never know what to expect and will be less prepared to do the job.

August 25, 2014
By Jeremy Bender

...The Egyptian and UAE airstrikes (click here) were intended to prevent the Islamist rebels from taking Tripoli's international airport, although the strikes ultimately proved ineffective....