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After hearing about all of the redundancies in the security and intelligence organization of the country, the layers of the onion as they say, it makes you wonder how the bombings at The Boston Marathon could have ever occurred? And you know what, the same question came to my mind with the attacks on The World Trade Centers?

Something occurred to me that has probably crossed your mind as well. (Warning, Conspiracy Theory Follows!) What if in order to change the political climate, our leadership, perhaps someone or an organization within the intelligence community or even our elected, is letting the terrorists through the net, is instructing whomever in the intelligence apparatus to back off, to let it happen?

I really don’t think anything more needs to be said about the matter, just something to consider. Perhaps one can find an answer to such questions by examining the political-historical timing at the moment of the two events, lest we disregard the events at our own peril as a country. The first time, it can be called accidental almost. But if it happens again…especially after such a massive, huge security and intelligence apparatus buildup at such humongous taxpayer expense…not just in terms of dollars but in terms of the forfeiture of your civil rights…Patriot Act…

I would add that apparently The Attorney General, Eric Holder, sent word to Mirandize the surviving bombing suspect as soon as thirty hours before law required doing so which halted the investigation/interrogation and also sent a judge to charge the suspect very early on into the interrogation, something that is almost never done in a normal investigation, almost as if to shut the suspect up and prevent something from leaking which the public should like to know. It seems to suggest a “coverup” in a way, does it not?

Regarding the ability of the intelligence community to recognize something that would portend the bombings, not to sound apologetic for the country’s intelligence agencies, but it is difficult to recognize something such as that occurred at the Boston Marathon, even if the suspects show up on the radar well over a year in advance, which the eldest one did. First of all, you would have to know what you are looking for, you would have to have some sort of parameters or a list of ingredients for the bombs and then it would presumably show up as some sort of flag during analysis, I presume. But if the items were paid for or accumulated by many people, that would make it more difficult to recognize a pattern. Nevertheless, it seems that at one time, just as with 9/11, our intelligence community had a number of indications of a potential attack, such as the comments made by one of the 9/11 terrorists to a commercial jet flight instructor that they weren’t interested in knowing how to land the plane, they just wanted to know how to fly it, or that the eldest of the two Boston Marathon bombings was interviewed some time ago by our own internal security. Our intelligence community was thoroughly aware of their presence in both cases.

And that is why I tend to believe that if it were some conspiracy which enabled the bombings to occur, it had a political element to it or some element outside of the intelligence community who may have somehow turned the focus away from the impending disasters.

Who would do that? What is their motive? What organization might do something like that? That is cause for another essay on the matter perhaps at a later date.

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Since the recent domestic bombing incidents our focus was taken off of what some consider a serious concern, that of the conflict between North and South Korea and the US role there. Just two weeks ago we were ready to go to war with North Korea.
Without naming any particular countries, the theory explained here not only applies to the conflict between North and South Korea and our role there in defense of South Korea along the DMZ and vicinity, I believe the same theory is valid in other countries that we offer our defensive resources while they are relieved of the incredible financial burden of defending themselves and instead are able to invigorate their industry and modernize their civil infrastructure while ours suffers.

William Thien

Last night just after midnight I was woken up by sirens, which is unusual for where I live and I have to admit for some reason one of the first thoughts that occurred to me was, “Damn, the North Koreans have launched the nukes.” It’s been in the news so much lately, it is one of the first things that came to mind. I immediately checked the news on my smart phone. Nothing. Whew, that was lucky.

Then, as I lay in bed trying to return to sleep the subject of North Korea rattled around in my head. I began to ask why Korea was such a strategic place for US Military forces to be? We have a large military contingent on what is called The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. We have been told for decades that The United States Military is on what is called The…

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Not to disparage a former President…but you must read this.

I became involved in a rather heated discussion online at a local news outlet this weekend over Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R) Wisconsin, decision to bring a balanced budget amendment back at the federal level. The level of animosity from the left and liberals in general towards the idea of balancing the budget was surprising. States have balanced budget amendments, why not the federal government? Then, as I became involved in the debate the liberals came out in force and began disparaging every conservative they could think of in arguments totally unrelated to the balanced budget amendment. One who went by a moniker which indicated he was an “Old Chicago” liberal claimed that under President Clinton the economy was great because of higher taxes and that President Bush Jr. racked up all the debt and “screwed up,” I believe were the words of the old Chicago liberal, screwed up the economy. I had to laugh.

The economy during the administration of President Clinton was going like gangbusters because of the burgeoning internet age. There were huge, massive numbers of jobs being created because of the expansion of the internet into households everywhere. In my book The Dream Chip, first published in March of 1998, I make the comparison to the internet age as like another industrial revolution. The economy during Clinton’s Presidency wasn’t going great because he raised taxes. Nothing could be more false. Why, because governments rarely return to the economy anything close to the entirety of the taxes they collect. That they do is a falsehood that liberals and the taxing elite would have you believe, that the government redistributes all of the money it collects. The truth is that it is usually only a fraction of collections. Why? The government needs also to pay the government, including those who collect the taxes. And the bigger government gets, the more money it needs to pay itself. It’s what in math is called a “direct proportion.”

No, Clinton’s real legacy is that he voted for NAFTA and gave China permanent Most Favored Nation (MFN) trading status. As I’ve blogged before, there was nothing more you could have done to undermine American industry than to pass those two forms of legislation or charter. It was as if Clinton himself went to the end of the American assembly line and threw the switch, shutting it down. And it was so big, it took a few years to stop rolling. That will be Clinton’s real legacy when all is said and done and people truly examine the damage that was done by NAFTA and MFN for China.

But that’s not the end of the damage the liberals are perpetrating regarding the matter. Enter George Bush Jr.,. The “Old Chicago” liberal then blamed everything, including the economy today, on Bush Jr., who came in as the economy was finally grinding to a halt, thanks to Clinton. The Old Chicago liberal said it was because Bush Jr. started two wars which we couldn’t pay for that the economy is in the condition it is in. NO, not exactly. The economy is in the straits it is in because of Clinton and his ratifying NAFTA and giving China MFN. Much of the debt we have is because of the wars. There is a significant difference. We won’t be able to fix many of the problems with the economy unless we realize the difference. The real problem is that the “Old From Wherever” liberals are not able to make that distinction and are foisting it on the public constantly while simultaneously socializing the entire country to a level at which the country cannot afford.

No, Clinton’s real legacy will be that he halted much of American industry in a few short years, seemingly for good. That, ladies and gentlemen, is Clinton’s real legacy.

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Apparently for the last year or so the federal government has been on its own ammunition buying frenzy and distributing the ammunition to agencies with no law enforcement responsibility whatsoever? It raises the question, why is the federal government trying so hard to curtail the gun rights of law abiding citizens? And have they started campaigns to discredit those who speak out against the constant infringements? Have they used The Patriot Act to sabotage and or observe (that’s “spy on”) Americans who favor gun rights? Who will they demonize next with the aid of the mainstream media?

Is this part of some push which coincides with the recent increase in taxes to completely socialize the country prior to the implementation of Obamacare and the inevitable downward spiral of economies that suffer under such economic burdens as socialized medicine?

I am not implying that there is some sort of impending threat on the part of the government. It’s just that the two actions, buying huge sums of ammunition and simultaneously curtailing gun rights indicates a potentially unacceptable motive.

Finally, I agree the rash of mass shootings seems to be almost conspiratorial and could appear to be a well designed catalyst for just what I’ve mentioned. The shootings certainly have been used that way. And you know what I’ve said before, what something is…is what something does.

For more information on what I discuss above, see http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=9cde768f-bb3a-4fd9-8176-1745c21519c2

Or this, http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2012/federal-law-enforcement-agencies-buy-ammunition.aspx

Or here, http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2012/08/why-is-the-government-buying-up-so-much-ammo-2450102.html

Or this, http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2012/08/why-is-the-government-buying-up-so-much-ammo-2450102.html

What’s wrong with that coffee?

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I believe much of the desire, particularly by the liberal elected, to restrict gun rights is a defensive maneuver to what is explained here.

William Thien

Recently in reaction to mass shootings the media and primarily members of one particular political party have brought up the subject of the ownership of certain types of firearms by the American Public and why there is such a demand? They do not focus on the perpetrators, one who possessed his guns illegally and the other who didn’t even own the guns, but the politicians and the media instead zero in on the general law-abiding public with their inquiry. Why?

There really is no question. It is just that the media and members of that one particular political party want to make it appear as if there is a question. They would suggest there is some nefarious intent upon the public’s part by owning any firearms at all if they could.

Americans have always been wary of government and in particular “big government,” or that type of government which that…

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Last night just after midnight I was woken up by sirens, which is unusual for where I live and I have to admit for some reason one of the first thoughts that occurred to me was, “Damn, the North Koreans have launched the nukes.” It’s been in the news so much lately, it is one of the first things that came to mind. I immediately checked the news on my smart phone. Nothing. Whew, that was lucky.

Then, as I lay in bed trying to return to sleep the subject of North Korea rattled around in my head. I began to ask why Korea was such a strategic place for US Military forces to be? We have a large military contingent on what is called The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. We have been told for decades that The United States Military is on what is called The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea to prevent the spread of communism, that North Korea is an aggressor and would attack South Korea, the remnants of a failed attempt sixty years ago. As recently as two or three years ago we were told North Korea shelled with artillery an island belonging to South Korea in fact. There were reports of it on the news.

So, we were told then as we have always been told that North Korea is a brutal communist dictatorship and that we must do everything in our power, at huge expense to the American public mind you, to prevent the North Korean military from spilling over into South Korea, not only to protect South Korea, but in particular to prevent the spread of communism.

Then, while still trying to fall asleep, the thought occurred to me that South Korean manufacturers have flooded our markets with massive amounts of electronics and automobiles, so much so that it has displaced huge numbers of our own American made products. When first introduced, South Korean autos touted 100,000 mile warranties. That of course attracted huge attention amongst the auto buying public who were sick of the planned obsolescence coming out of Detroit. Two or three decades ago American auto manufacturers started selling cars branded with American brands that were manufactured in South Korea.

Now, you might ask, what does the manufacturing prowess of South Korea have to do with preventing the spread of the brutal communist dictatorship of North Korea? Please, continue.

But not only has South Korea been able to displace huge amounts of American productivity and industry with its own, South Korea has also seen a massive modernization of its cities and countryside. The whole of South Korea offers free WiFi. You don’t have to pay to access the internet in South Korea. They’ve wired the entire country. They have new roads, modern cities with modern (I mean the last twenty years all new) infrastructure, new schools with low teacher-student ratios, you name it. South Korea is booming, I mean booming.

Then the questions occurred to me, Why are we working so hard and at huge tax payer expense to prevent the spread of communism from North Korea to South Korea when right here in America we have massive socialist/communist programs of our own which we can’t afford, and also why are we spending so much money trying to save the South Koreans from the spread of communism from North Korea when South Korea has been able to entirely revitalize its national infrastructure while we can’t even afford to revitalize our own?

South Korea could never have positioned itself in our economy with such force had it had to address the problem of North Korea on its own. It could not have afforded it.

Right here in America we are having trouble trying to find out where to come up with money to resurface our roads and staff our schools. Where are our priorities, people? It is one thing to help your neighbor. It’s another entirely to pay for his dinner every night when you hardly ever sit at the same table.

South Korean manufacturers are directly competing with our manufacturers but could never afford to do so if they had to cover the entire cost of the containment of communism from The North Koreans. South Korea would have to tax South Korean manufacturers at a dramatically higher level as well as the citizenry in order to contain communism from the north.

Do you see what I’m getting at? Not only are we spending massive amounts of money to prevent the spread of communism from North Korea to South Korea, we are enabling South Korean industry to entirely undermine our own, and we are using our own money to do that. It’s almost insane if it is not. Yet, I know men right here in America who can’t locate decent employment with good benefits to support their families anymore.

On top of all that, we have massive communism right here in America. Single women in America earn $46,000 per year in benefits for having children out-of-wedlock! That’s just for their first child! No wonder forty-one percent of the babies born in 2011 were born to single mothers. It’s one of the best paying jobs out there! It’s sex for money! Don’t be fooled. That’s exactly what it is. Illegal immigrants receive an average tax refund of $1,826, substantially more than my own! Where I reside if you have children, you get free health care if you want it, not just for the children, but for yourself as well. That’s the number one way many get themselves free health care! They screw themselves right into receiving the benefits! Because I’m single I myself have no health care benefits. None. I just pay for everyone else’s. I have devised a term for such government, I call it “Selective Communism” and it is worse than plain old communism because it is exclusive, discriminatory, and dishonest. Have you had a problem with addictive substances? Chances are you are eligible for Social Security Benefits. Don’t like to work? Maybe you can get Social Security Benefits for that as well.

We have communism right here in the United States that we can’t contain and can’t afford, ladies and gentlemen. It’s everywhere. Why are we trying to contain it in Korea and at the same time enabling their industry to undermine our own industry? The South Korean leadership has used these circumstances much to the benefit of their own country and very little to our own. They must know this arrangement is to their benefit. And sadly, by the same token it is not unlikely that our leadership has yet to figure it out.

Whether it is to contain North Korean communism or not, sooner or later you have to ask yourselves if the arrangement is healthy for your own country, its industry (No, it’s not healthy for our industry), or its people, anymore? I think we know the answer to those questions already.

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Did you know that two million (2,300,000) illegal immigrants received a tax refund? That’s fine if two million paid taxes on their income but in fact many work for cash. Furthermore, they are claiming relatives that don’t even live here and the refunds total close to $4.2 Billion.

How do they do it? The IRS says everyone must file a tax return. Illegal immigrants are given an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. When they file they claim an Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) often for children living in a foreign country or across the border. Seventy-percent of the claims using the ITIN use the Additional Child Tax Credit. One tax preparer-whistleblower said they’d seen often as many as 10 and 12 dependent claims on a return.

The law says they have to file a return and the IRS doesn’t have the authority, since they are not citizens, to do anything about it.

By the way, that’s $1826 per refund if you average it out. Just thought you’d like to know.

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