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Archive for September 12th, 2007

VIDEO: NC Senator Fern Shubert Illegal Immigration in North Carolina

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 12, 2007

This is an interview I conducted with former NC Senator Fern Shubert at the “Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration” on June 23rd of this year.

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Press Release From Dr. Mumpower

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 12, 2007

~ Press Release ~

9-12-07

On Wednesday, September 12th, Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower committed to running as a Republican candidate for the 11th District Congressional seat. Mumpower, who has served for 6 years as an independent conservative voice on Asheville’s liberal City Council has vowed to stay the course on this important political race.

Mumpower highlights a commitment to what he defines as essential issues as the foundation of his principles over politics approach to public service. Some of those issues include securing our borders; resisting a ballooning national debt; challenging Washington’s indulgence of special interests; reducing bureaucratic strangulation of our education; business and health care systems; redirecting our energies in the fight against the harms of hard drugs; and renewing a national priority on enforcing existing laws over making new ones.

When asked to share one statement that broadly defines his position on the issues, Mumpower offered, It is the a dedication to the American Success Equation of liberty, opportunity and responsibility that we best secure a future of hope for our children and sustain America as a model for the people of the world reaching for a light.

Mumpower indicates his campaign approach will be straight forward. I want the people of WNC to know my name, that I am running for Congress, and where I stand on the issues they will take it from there.

Carl Mumpower

Suite 209 One Oak Plaza

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

**Note** I have made edited out symbols from the original that did not translate well into blogger, and made the words in bold print near the symbols.

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Dr. Carl Mumpower to Challenge Heath Shuler

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 12, 2007

I just saw this on WWNC-AM:


Republicans have been wondering who would challenge Heath Schuler for the 11th District Congressional seat. Shuler will have at least one challenger – Asheville City Council member Carl Mumpower says he will run. Dr. Mumpower has served on City Council for six years. He says he hopes to bring his ‘independent conservative voice’ to Congress.

This will get interesting.

Also in the Citizen-Times:
ASHEVILLE – City councilor Carl Mumpower today announced he is running as a Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District.

Mumpower, who has served for six years on the Asheville City Council, seeks to unseat Democratic incumbent Heath Shuler. In a news release, Mumpower said he is committed to what he defines as “essential issues” as the foundation of his “principles over politics” approach to public service.

Some of those issues include, “securing our borders, resisting a ballooning national debt, challenging Washington’s indulgence of special interests, reducing bureaucratic strangulation of our education, business and health care systems, redirecting our energies in the fight against the harms of hard drugs and focusing on enforcement of existing laws over the creation of new ones,” the news release states.


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VIDEO: O’Reilly Punks Paul

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 12, 2007


Congressman Ron Paul has not got a clue about our enemy in this war, not a freaking clue!

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Russia Claims New Bomb Rivals Nukes and Environmentally Friendly, Too!

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 12, 2007

Well, isn’t that just nice, a green bomb:

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has tested the world’s most powerful vacuum bomb, which unleashes a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear blast, the military said on Tuesday, dubbing it the “father of all bombs”.

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Such devices generally detonate in two stages. First a small blast disperses a main load of explosive material into a cloud, which then either spontaneously ignites in air or is set off by a second charge.

This explosion generates a pressure wave that reaches much further than that from a conventional explosive. The consumption of gases in the blast also generates a partial vacuum that can compound damage and injuries caused by the explosion itself.

“The main destruction is inflicted by an ultrasonic shockwave and an incredibly high temperature,” the reports said. “All that is alive merely evaporates.”

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Sounds like a Type of Fuel-Air Explosive to me.

Rukshin said: “At the same time, I want to stress that the action of this weapon does not contaminate the environment, in contrast to a nuclear one.”

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This ought to tell you that our enemies still view the Left as udeful idiots who will aid them in their goals.


Tu-160

The Tu-160 supersonic bomber that dropped the bomb, widely known under its NATO nickname of “Blackjack”, is the heaviest combat aircraft ever built.

Putin, who has overseen the roll-out of new tactical and anti-aircraft missiles and combat aircraft, has ordered “Blackjacks” and the Tu-95 “Bear” bombers to patrol around the world.

The report said the new bomb was much stronger than the U.S.-built Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — MOAB, also known under its name “Mother of All Bombs”. “So, Russian designers called the new weapon ‘Father of All Bombs’,” it said.

Showing the orange-painted U.S. prototype, the report said the Russian bomb was four times more powerful — 44 metric tons of TNT equivalent — and the temperature at the epicenter of its blast was two times higher.

Source: Reuters

44 metric tonnes translates into 48.4 tons, or 96,800 lbs for us Americans, and those Brits who haven’t yet cowed tot he rising EU Empire.

The claim to rival a nuke is just hyperbolic beating on their chest, as the smallest of Atomic Demolition Munitions had a TNT equivalent of several hundred tons to a few kiltons.

I still think that Neutron Bombs are a better alternative, unless you’re smoking out people and things buried deep underground.

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