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The idiocy of the person who wants to be our President

By The Troll On October 25th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”

 

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there they go again….

By The Troll On October 25th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Another Democrat wants to Regulate Free Political Speech.

Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on Internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FEC’s rules. “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long over due,” she said.

Ravel plans to hold meetings next year to discuss regulating the internet. She charged that groups placing paid TV ads use the FEC exemption to disseminate similar messages on the internet, regulation free. But Goodman says that Ravel misconceives the exemption. If the same message that is run on TV also is posted online, it is regulated, he said. The Internet exemption applies only to videos posted for free, solely on the Internet.

Blasting the exemption, she said, “Since its inception this effort to protect individual bloggers and online commentators has been stretched to cover slickly-produced ads aired solely on the Internet but paid for by the same organizations and the same large contributors as the actual ads aired on TV,” Ravel argued.

So this prize wants to violate the founding principal of who we are because the Quality of Americans Free Speech on the Internet is to “slick”.

The ability to engage in Free Political Speech without Government Regulation is a keystone to our society, and it galls the Progressives that people can speak their minds and they can’t stop them.

And the Cover-up thickens

By The Troll On October 25th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Below is an article on the cover up that the Obama Administration has continued to engage in to prevent prosecution of Attorney General Eric Holder for selling Guns to Mexican Drug Dealers to precipitate  high profile gun crimes with guns that can be traced to American Gun Stores purchased through straw purchases in the U.S. by Mexican Drug Dealers. These purchases were monitored by the ATF, they were facilitated by the ATF, and the weapons were purposefully NOT tracked, and the illegal purchasers were purposefully NOT arrested.

The decision to do this came directly from the White House, and the Department of Justice.  Obama has claimed “executive privilege” on ALL paperwork and conversations regarding this illegal activity.  Executive privilege is a tool given a president to allow him/her to have the freedom to do things on National Security, not to cover up domestic crimes. 

Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife

OCTOBER 23, 2014

Judicial Watch announced today that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) a “Vaughn index” detailing records about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.  The index was forced out of the Obama administration thanks to JW’s June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)).  A federal court had ordered the production over the objections of the Obama Justice Department.

The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious scandal.  Notably, the document discloses that emails between Attorney General Holder and his wife Sharon Malone – as well as his mother – are being withheld under an extraordinary claim of executive privilege as well as a dubious claim of deliberative process privilege under the Freedom of Information Act.  The “First Lady of the Justice Department” is a physician and not a government employee.

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and all done without ‘Sponsorship’

By Mike Cunningham On October 25th, 2014 at 11:45 am

When one of the usual ‘Record-breaking’ stunts is performed these days, usually to loud applause and cries of ‘Look how brave I am’ from the breaker, usually whilst wrapped in the flags of the commercial sponsors, I tend to turn the page rather quickly. I have no time for  the thrill-seekers, the self-promotion, those amongst us who are preparing their next book which tells how they did, or usually failed, to accomplish the feat of endurance, or other foolishness, which has been the object of their self-imposed striving.

I can understand (just), the antics of a younger Branson, tearing across the Atrlantic in his kayak-on-steroids, as he was publicising his company’s name, along with his airline; which is why I both applaud and approve of the Google executive who broke the world record for altitude before freefalling and then parachuting back to a rather tame Earth from an astounding 135,890 feet in the sky.

This amazing individual  said Google had been willing to help with the project, but he declined company support, worried that his jump would become a marketing event.

Now that is what I would call a true record, and what is more, for his self-effacing and humble attitude, he should be accepted as a true model of how Englishmen used to behave, before the advent of skanks who just want to be ‘famous’ commenced their invasion of the airwaves.

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to some I’m sure I’m mad

By The Troll On October 25th, 2014 at 3:44 am

I have spent the last few months thinking I was dying, yes we are all dying a little everyday. Over the last 4 months I’ve lost 36 pounds, and no I have not been on the grapefruit diet, or taking speed.

I didn’t know what was wrong. I have had no more pain than usual, no unexplained bleeding, no symptom that stood out. It started when I stopped drinking soda. I do this occasionally and it’s good for dropping 10-15lbs. However I kept losing weight.  Both my father and grandfather died of colon cancer, my father was 47. Needless to say I go for the fun tests every two years.  Even though I did these tests last year I immediately had them all run again.  No cancer was found in every test, and I had a lot of tests.

What is happening is I am starving to death. It seems I have Achalasia.

Achalasia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into your stomach. Achalasia occurs when the food tube (esophagus) loses the ability to squeeze food down, and the muscular valve between the esophagus and stomach doesn’t fully relax. The reason for these problems is damage to the nerves in the esophagus. There’s no cure, but achalasia symptoms can usually be managed with minimally invasive (endoscopic) therapy or surgery.

Well I have had the surgery, we shall see what happens.

During the last few months, besides arguing with you, I have been arguing with both Angels and Demons.  Unlike some of you I believe in god. If you believe in god consequently you must also believe in angels and demons. The existence of such creatures is alien to most, even believers.  I happen to believe in both because I have encountered both, now scoff if you must. I have no problem as you all know at being scoffed at. It happens here daily.

My duty to my fellow man requires me to do service, it is also part of my faith.  I have given that service in the form of time. Time spent working with those that suffer from addiction.  If you spend enough time with addicts (30 years) you will acquire a belief of both demons and angels.  You will bear witness to the influence of both.  You can see the damage and healing that these creatures can do.  Here is how I heard the battle framed, God and Satan made a bet for the Earth, whoever gets the most souls wins. No direct contact with humans only influence, they call it balance. Demons stay in Hell and Angels stay in Heaven. The Great Detente of the Original Superpowers. Mankind are the players in their Sport. Both sides can coach, they just can’t play themselves.  Those lines are from a movie one that has nothing to do with any of this they do however fit, these influences are played out on every level of humanity. They are just easier to see taking place with addicts. They can happen right before your eyes.

If you witness the way addicts either live or die depending on their reactions to who is whispering to them, you quickly learn to accept the existence of these influences. You will see damnation and salvation and all doubt is removed.  That is why my belief is unshakable. The problem is you take someone that believes on a level that I do, you present them with the possibility that their time is up. Imagine the things that would go through your head.

Needless to say I have spent the last I’d say 2 months arguing with both demon and angel the value of my life.  It is a rhetorical battle, the decision of where your soul goes has been made by the choices you have made throughout your life. The argument is to find peace with that final judgement. Arguing with demons and angels never gets you anywhere you never win with either side. The argument is with yourself they are just your audience. The last thing you do is barter with them, no matter which side you barter with you get screwed.

It has been an interesting argument for me, I have found myself wanting in more areas than not. It’s hard to judge yourself, I don’t think anyone can judge themselves worthy. If they do they are either not being honest, or critical enough. I am glad I am not my own final judge.  Now the format of my trying to accept my mortality is mine, not yours.  Someday we all face our own mortality,  how will you review your own life? How or will you make peace with yourself.  Viewing the victories and failures of your own life honestly with yourself is not as easy as you think. It is something you can ask no other mortal to do with you. You can consult your Priest or your best friend, but only with yourself can you reach satisfaction or not.

It has been a hard couple of months, hopefully it will be a hard many more years.  Maybe I can tip the scales a little more in my favor.

My Friday night music pick not the best version, but the version by the writer.

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ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX….

By David Vance On October 24th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

So, I’m back and so is my philistine musical sense! I like this…

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On October 24th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night.

I was down in Gosport this week, which put me in mind of the old sea shanty Gosport Nancy. She sounds like a game girl. It seems no-one knows who penned it, but someone penned a good’un. We haven’t had the great Bellowhead in these here parts before, so let’s go with their version, which is a top tune I reckon.

As always, feel free to link to your Friday night sounds –

“Gosport ladies love their gargle, Gosport girls they goes their tot;
Rum and brandy, gin and shandy, Gosport girls will drink the lot;

All the Gosport ladies, They swigs the flowing can,
But for knocking it back with Honest Jack, There’s none like Gosport Nan!”

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Uisce Beatha

By David Vance On October 24th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

ATW patron (!) Seimi has written a new piece which I am pleased to publish for you.

“I, like many other young Irish speakers in the North, spent some of the happiest memories of my childhood in Donegal. Every year, hundreds of young teenagers would descend upon the Gaeltacht areas, and there we would spend 3 weeks immersed in the language and culture of our country. Classes in the morning, activities such as traditional singing and learning ceilí dancing in the afternoon, and then the chance to practice our newly-learned moves at the ceilí that night.

Although for many, the 3 week college would start with some tears and homesickness, it ended with almost everyone in tears on the final morning, as we all said our goodbyes to new-found friends, and left on our respective coaches to return home with lists of addresses and pockets full of promises to stay in touch. To this day, I am still good friends with people whom I initially met on a cold, wet morning in Machaire Rabhartaigh when I was 13.

The Gaeltacht colleges have been a mainstay of Irish medium education for NI’s young Irish speakers for generations, but this may all be about to change. Why? Because of water. From the 1st of October this year, residents of the Irish Republic have been billed for their water, despite over-whelming opposition. The bills, which can run into the hundreds of Euros per household, may well spell the end for the traditional ‘Bean a’ Tí’ (Woman of the House).

It’s hard enough to pay for water for your own family, without having to cope with the addition of up to a dozen teenagers for up to 9 weeks during the summer and, in some cases, a further 2 weeks at Easter and in October.

For an institution which creates things like this , or this , as well as instilling a love for the language and culture which stays with the young people throughout their lives, to end over something as basic as water, is nothing short of criminal.

I, like many other young Irish speakers in the North, spent some of the happiest memories of my childhood in Donegal. Every year, hundreds of young teenagers would descend upon the Gaeltacht areas, and there we would spend 3 weeks immersed in the language and culture of our country. Classes in the morning, activities such as traditional singing and learning ceilí dancing in the afternoon, and then the chance to practice our newly-learned moves at the ceilí that night.

Although for many, the 3 week college would start with some tears and homesickness, it ended with almost everyone in tears on the final morning, as we all said our goodbyes to new-found friends, and left on our respective coaches to return home with lists of addresses and pockets full of promises to stay in touch. To this day, I am still good friends with people whom I initially met on a cold, wet morning in Machaire Rabhartaigh when I was 13.

The Gaeltacht colleges have been a mainstay of Irish medium education for NI’s young Irish speakers for generations, but this may all be about to change. Why? Because of water. From the 1st of October this year, residents of the Irish Republic have been billed for their water, despite over-whelming opposition. The bills, which can run into the hundreds of Euros per household, may well spell the end for the traditional ‘Bean a’ Tí’ (Woman of the House).

It’s hard enough to pay for water for your own family, without having to cope with the addition of up to a dozen teenagers for up to 9 weeks during the summer and, in some cases, a further 2 weeks at Easter and in October.

For an institution which creates things like this , or this , as well as instilling a love for the language and culture which stays with the young people throughout their lives, to end over something as basic as water, is nothing short of criminal.”

THE VAMPIRES IN BRUSSELS!

By David Vance On October 24th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

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I wonder can Cameron find the noose tightening around his neck?

The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union’s budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years. The payment follows new calculations by the EU that determine how much each member state should contribute. It would add about a fifth to the UK’s annual net contribution of £8.6bn.

Now then, a few simple points;

1. The European Commission seeks to punish the UK because our economy is performing so much better than the majority of basket-cases in Europe.  That £1.7 BILLION would be much better spend in the UK, on UK needs.

2. Cameron can stamp his feet all day long and complain all night BUT I think the substantive point is that whilst he insists on staying in the club then you must carry the costs of such. Talk of “reform” is painfully vacuous.

3. This will FURTHER add to the UKIP success story at the Rochester and Strood by-election next month when it seems that UKIP will gain yet ANOTHER Westminster seat and cause major distress to the weak -willed Conservative leadership.

The Conservatives are between a rock and a UKIP place and Cameron is on a beaten docket.

THE HEAT IN HARLEM…

By David Vance On October 24th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

This, of course, was inevitable.

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation at the same time as investigators sought to retrace every step he had taken over the past several days.

Now then, I hope that this can be contained and that Dr Spencer recovers. But isn’t there a certain recklessness amongst the do-gooder community that has to be dealt with in this regard ? Surely we must question Dr Spencer’s judgement and actions since his return? I wonder how new Yorkers will feel if this virus breaks out in a broader fashion? Allowing those who travel to west Africa to return to the USA without some degree of quarantine period seems mad to me? Thoughts?