There is a lot about this “cycle” which is totally upside down, but retail sales in May just might represent the apex of the Orwellian transformation; all on the say so of seasonal adjustments. The worst data in years, comparable only to the worst economic experiences in recent history, are now counted as a “surge” in spending and cause for both optimism and doom.
From Parker County Daily Post, August 2, 2015 10:27am CDT
PARKER COUNTY — Fortune has ranked Texas Health Resources the No. 1 health care company to work for in the United States. The rankings, developed by Fortune and Great Place to Work®, are based on feedback from thousands of employees from health care companies across the country.
by American Rifleman Staff – May 26, 2015 –
One of today’s best-known and most respected trainers in the art of gun fighting, retired Sgt./Maj. Kyle E. Lamb, spent more than 21 years with the U.S. Army—more than 15 years of which were in Special Operations. Lamb is one of those who has “been there and done that”—including combat operations such as the infamous “Blackhawk Down” incident in Mogadishu, Somalia, and throughout numerous tours in Iraq and Bosnia. He currently operates Viking Tactics as a military, law enforcement and civilian trainer teaching courses in tactical entry and the use of the carbine, among others.
Lamb is an unassuming individual who has the appearance of an “average Joe,” but when it comes to kitchen-table discussions about the effectiveness of the general-purpose rifle—in today’s guise, the AR carbine—for use in a home-defense scenario, he is anything but. That’s why we decided to sit down with him for a question-and-answer session on exactly that topic. Here’s what he had to say.
From Personalliberty.com, by Wayne Allyn Root, 7/9/15 –
Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few. And I know why.
I wrote a book titled “The Murder of the Middle Class” about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one.
It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich — everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies.
For those who haven’t put the pieces together…..Obama: It Was You
From The Mike Gallagher Show
Many listeners have asked about the, “Obama: It Was You,” essay that someone sent me.
Here it is:
President Obama: This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
– It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner – “I am one of you.”
– It was you who on ABC News referenced – “My Muslim faith.”
-It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques .
– It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -“I will stand with the Muslims.”
– It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
– It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
– It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
– It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
Yet this counsel and the cost-effective solutions proposed to the looming EMP threat have been ignored. Continued inaction by Washington will make inevitable a natural or manmade EMP catastrophe that, as the Congressional EMP Commission warned, could kill up to 90 percent of the national population through starvation, disease, and societal collapse.
From AmericanRifleman.org, by Jim Wilson – Thursday, July 16, 2015
1. Situational Awareness
How much time do you spend training your eyes and ears to be alert for what is going on around you? It really does take training and practice. Just yesterday I saw a big, strapping young man walking his dog right down the middle of the street. His ear buds were in and he was bopping to the music. More importantly, he didn’t have a clue that anyone was anywhere around until I drove my car right past him. Once you begin to really see and hear the things that are going on around you, you will begin to see and hear those things that just don’t fit and have the potential for danger. Why does that person asking you for the time have to come within touching distance to hear the answer? Why has the same car driven down your street for the third time in an hour? Why does that person approaching your cash register look so nervous?
The Supreme Court of Wisconsin killed John Doe.
Writing for the majority, Justice Michael Gableman slammed a special prosecutor’s handling of the investigation and praised the unnamed plaintiffs for pushing back against a violation of their First Amendment rights to political speech.
Yesterday an undercover video of a Planned Parenthood executive staff member was released showing the doctor discussing Planned Parenthood’s ability to preserve a baby’s organs while conducting an abortion and to sell them for medical research. I can think of nothing more offensive and hideous. Shortly after the release of this viral video, Governor Abbott called for an investigation into these allegations.
by Jeffrey P. Snider • July 14, 2015
from The Texas Tribune, by Ross Ramsey, 7/13/15 –
Texas has more kids in public school than 28 states have residents.
The student population here — 5.1 million — is in the same ballpark as the total population of Colorado.
And you can see the state’s near future in the latest numbers from the Texas Education Agency: 51.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent Anglo, 12.7 percent African-American, 3.7 percent Asian.
That syncs up with recent numbers from the Office of the State Demographer, which says Hispanics will outnumber Anglos by 2020 — that’s five years from now — and will account for more than half of the state’s population by 2042.