Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 30, 2013

Complete Classic Movie: North West Mounted Police (1940)

Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard. The Northwest Rebellion took place in western Canada. In 1885, three mismatched frontiersmen (teacher Riel, whiskey trader Corbeau, and trapper Duroc) foment rebellion in western Canada; only the local Mounties stand in their way. Constable Ronnie Logan loves Corbeau’s savage daughter Louvette; his pal Jim Brett loves April, the district nurse, but finds a rival in visitor Dusty Rivers, a Texas Ranger who wants Corbeau for murder. Treachery, battle, and tense situations follow in rapid order, with more lighthearted intervals.


Quick Pix: Joan Leslie w/Video

Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel (born January 26, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan) known professionally as Joan Leslie, is a retired American film and television actress. Leslie got her first major role in the thriller High Sierra with Humphrey Bogart, playing a crippled girl under her new billing as “Joan Leslie”. She also starred in Sergeant York and The Wagons Roll at Night in that same year. Later in 1942 she appeared as James Cagney’s wife in Yankee Doodle Dandy, and at the age of 18 in 1943, she starred in The Sky’s the Limit with Fred Astaire.

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Violence erupts at Virginia Beach Oceanfront (Video)

Multiple shootings and stabbings reported.

Violence erupted Saturday night and early Sunday morning at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
According to Virginia Beach Police, officers received 300 emergency calls in the area for service between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m., including three shootings, two stabbings and three robberies.

Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department told WAVY.com the first shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue. Moyers said a victim was struck in the leg/hip area but was uncooperative with police.

Hours later, the second shooting occurred in the 300 block of 33rd Street when a man sitting in a vehicle heard a loud noise and his window shattered around 3 a.m. The victim then noticed he’d been shot in the chest.

Less than 15 minutes later, another shooting occurred in the area of 27th Street and Atlantic Avenue after a verbal argument between two people. Moyers said the victim was struck in the face by a gun, which then discharged and he was hit in his face.

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The More Illegal Immigrants That Go On Food Stamps The More Money JP Morgan Makes

A new report by the Government Accountability Institute finds that JP Morgan has made at least $560,492,596 since 2004 processing the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards of 18 of the 24 states it has under contract for the food stamp program.

Recently uncovered documents prove that the Obama administration has been working with the Mexican government to increase the number of illegal immigrants on food stamps, and when more illegal immigrants go on food stamps JP Morgan makes more money. As you will read about below, JP Morgan has made at least 560 million dollars processing Electronic Benefits Transfer cards. Each month, JP Morgan makes between $.31 and $2.30 for every single person on food stamps (and that does not even include things like ATM fees, etc). So JP Morgan has a vested interest in seeing poverty grow and the number of people on food stamps increase. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has been aggressively seeking to expand participation in the food stamp program. Under Obama, the number of people on food stamps has grown from 32 million to more than 47 million. And even though poverty in America is absolutely exploding, that apparently is not good enough for the Obama administration. It has now come out that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided the Mexican government with literature that actively encourages illegal immigrants to enroll in food stamps. One flyer contains the following statement in Spanish: “You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children.” The bold and the underlining are in the original document in case you were wondering. Overall, federal spending on food stamps increased from 18 billion dollars in 2000 to 85 billion dollars in 2012, and at this point one out of every five U.S. households in now enrolled in the food stamp program. When people illegally or fraudulently enroll in the food stamp program, it makes it harder for those that desperately need the help to be able to get it.

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A tale of 2 nations: Patriots and Patricians

The least infraction (such as a kid wearing an NRA T-shirt) will trigger a resounding punishment calculated to instill maximum fear. Patricians feel entitled to intrude into every facet of Patriots’ lives. And if Patriots object, Patrician stormtroopers kick in their doors. Where does safety end and tyranny begin?

Once upon a time, we were One Nation Under God. Sure, America had its faults, but overall things were fairly good and we worked to make improvements. The government understood that its purpose was to safeguard the Rights (note the capital “R”) with which we were endowed by our Creator; and most other legislative matters were left to the states per the 10th Amendment. America had public servants, but these people were just that – servants. They were there to uphold the Constitution.

That was then. This is now.

Today we have two nations, peopled separately by what I’ll call the Patriots and the Patricians.

Patriots (We the People) work hard, raise our kids, build businesses, don’t take government handouts and otherwise engage in mature, responsible lives. Patriots don’t look to the government to bail us out of our mortgages, pay for our health care, or otherwise nanny us. Historically, we are the folks who made America thrive.

Then there are Patricians, leaders of a separate America, the core of which consists of less than 600 people in the three branches of government. Patricians now occupy the Patriots’ America, utilizing millions of useful idiots who support everything the Patricians do, no matter how intrusive and anti-constitutional it may be.

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Native American Reservations: “Socialist Archipelago”

Native Americans receive more federal subsides than anybody else in the United States. This includes subsidized housing, health, education, and direct food aid. Yet, despite the uninterrupted flow of federal funds, they are the poorest group in the country.

Imagine a country that has a corrupt authoritarian government. In that country no one knows about checks and balances or an independent court system. Private property is not recognized in that country either. Neither can one buy or sell land. And businesses are reluctant to bring investments into this country. Those who have jobs usually work for the public sector. Those who don’t have jobs subsist on entitlements that provide basic food. At the same time, this country sports a free health care system and free access to education. Can you guess what country it is? It could be the former Soviet Union, Cuba, or any other socialist country of the past.

Yet, I want to assure you that such a country exists right here in the United States. And its name is Indian Country. Indian Country is a generic metaphor that writers and scholars use to refer to the archipelago of 310 Native American reservations, which occupy 2 percent of the U.S. soil. Scattered all over the United States, these sheltered land enclaves are held in trust by the federal government. So legally, many of these land enclaves are a federal property. So there you cannot freely buy and sell land or use it as collateral. On top of this, since the Indian tribes are wards of the federal government, one cannot sue them for breach of contract. Indian reservations are communally used by Indian groups and subsidized by the BIA (the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior) with a current annual budget of about $3 billion dollars. Besides being a major financial resource that sustains the reservation system, BIA’s goal is also to safeguard indigenous communities, or, in other words, to make sure that they would never fail when dealing with the “outside” society. People in the government and many Native American leaders naÏvely believe that it is good for the well-being of the Indians to be segregated and sheltered from the rest of American society.

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‘Obama hates Internet news media’

NBC bigwig admits president’s anger ‘clear’ at correspondents’ dinner.

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd says President Obama was making it “clear” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend how he feels about the rise of Internet news sites like Politico, Buzzfeed and … well, WND.

“He hates it.”

Appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning following Saturday night’s media, politics and celebrity soiree, Todd explained the president’s disdain for independent online news sources was showing during his speech.

“It did seem … I thought his pot shots, joke-wise, and then the serious stuff about the Internet, the rise of the Internet media and social media and all that stuff – he hates it, OK? He hates this part of the media,” Todd said. “He really thinks that the, sort of, the buzzification – this isn’t just about Buzzfeed or Politico and all this stuff – he thinks that sort of coverage of political media has hurt political discourse. He hates it. And I think he was just trying to make that clear last night.”

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Movie of the Week: Freebird… The Movie (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Freebird… The Movie is an in-depth look at Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Released on August 30, 1996, it is part documentary and part concert footage.


Demographics Favor the GOP — Unless They Blow It

One wonders: Can GOP consultants do math?

No one could possibly guess it from the TV talk or coverage by the daily press corps, but the Republican Party stands today at the threshold of historic political victories.

The forces pushing things in this direction are so strong that the permanent campaign of Barack Obama, the public sector unions and the like can’t prevail against them. The liberals this time are on the wrong side of history, and there is little they can do on their own to change the almost certain downfall that awaits them.

However, nothing in politics is absolutely certain, and there is an X factor in the equation that could keep the GOP from a victorious future.

This barrier, ironically, is the party’s own alleged leadership in the Republican National Committee, a swarm of GOP “consultants”, and top echelons of Congress — where the preferred mode of battle appears to be piecemeal surrender.

According to the recent RNC “autopsy” of the 2012 election, and other establishmentarian voices, what Republicans need to do to win is to be more like the Democratic opposition.

This is a siren song we’ve been hearing since the days of Nelson Rockefeller and John Lindsay, much used by opponents of Ronald Reagan. It was wrong then, and is equally wrong today.

In the current version of this tactic, the main issue being stressed is amnesty (by whatever name) for 10 to 20 million illegal aliens, as a supposed way of attracting Hispanic voters.

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Conan the Barbarian – Wheel of Pain

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown