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(VIDEO) Ron Paul Blimp Footage

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 12, 2007

I ran across this video whilst on my rounds:

Hat Tip: The Jawa Report

I also have it on good authority that operatives are working to delay the launch of the blimp as long as possible, and that there are certain “surprises” in store for the Launch Party. I’m hoping there will be plenty of video of the handiwork.

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NIE–Attempted Coup Against USA?

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 12, 2007

The evidence continues to mount that this NIE was a work of fiction. Critics from across the political spectrum have voiced skepticism about its conclusions and its methodology; European allies doubt its accuracy, the International Atomic Energy Agency (which normally “sides” with Iran) has raised serious objections. The only parties that seem to trumpet the NIE report are Iran, Russia, and China-our foes.

Source: Atlas Shrugs

Be sure you read the thing, and follow the links. I think it is high time we started lining people up and shooting them for their treason, or at least let the appropriate people do some wet work behind the scenes with garrotes.

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Jan Davis Selected As New Asheville Vice Mayor

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 12, 2007

Jan Davis is Asheville’s new vice mayor following an organizational meeting today by City Council. The meeting also saw the swearing in of Bill Russell and a formal farewell to two-year termer Bryan Freeborn.

The rush to nominate and unanimous support of Davis in his new role led Mayor Terry Bellamy to remark, “I think it speaks very well when so many people want to nominate you.”

Source: Mountain Xpress


And to recap my instant replay of Bryan Freeborn’s reaction to his loss:

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West Carolina Report and WW4 update for Dec 12

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 12, 2007

I have updated West Carolina Report for today, and have included the World War IV Report in this post to give you a flavor of what I doing over there.

updates 11.38am

|CENTER FOR VIGILANT FREEDOM| Suggested Corrections for Charles Johnson

|NATIONAL TERROR ALERT| Jury Deliberates in Miami Liberty City Seven Terrorism Case

|THREATS WATCH| RapidRecon: Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program Dispersed, Not Halted

At least three attacks on Pakistani nuclear weapons complexes have occurred since August 2007. Attacks on other Pakistani bases in conjunction with the Taliban takeover of the Northwest Frontier Province may be part of coordinated campaign to compromise Pakistan’s nuclear stockpiles.

|LONG WAR JOURNAL| Al Qaeda, Taliban targeting Pakistani nuclear sites

|GATEWAY PUNDIT| BEATDOWN IN HAVANA!!… Castro Thugs Bash Democracy Protesters

Americans are only beginning to realize what they’re up against, Inbal Nachum of the [Israeli] Home Front Command says forebodingly. “Americans don’t understand — you don’t understand — what it is like… [when terrorism] just is … just is the reality.

“They say the difference is that in America talk is about preventing terrorism; here in Sderot talk is about how to maintain sanity and group strength in the face of it. …

When — or perhaps if — terrorism strikes American soil again, America should do more than retaliate, they should also build up a community capable of bouncing back time and again.

Americans don’t ‘get’ terrorism,
by Amar C. Bakshi,,
7 December 2007.

|DNI| Sign up for 4GW

|LONG WAR JOURNAL| Al Qaeda hits UN offices, courts, police station in Algiers

|CENTER FOR VIGILANT FREEDOM| Man Strangles Daughter To Death. Why?

According to the former agent, waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah got him to talk in less than 35 seconds. The technique, which critics say is torture, probably disrupted “dozens” of planned al-Qaida attacks, said John Kiriakou, a leader of the team that captured Zubaydah, a major al-Qaida figure.

35 seconds? That sounds good enough .
Think of all the thugs you could crack in an hour?

|GATEWAY PUNDIT| Waterboarding Saves!… And Saves On Time

|MAVERICK NEWS NETWORK| “Islamophobia” Assault on Free Speech Continues

|KAVKAZ CENTER| Amir of the Caucasus Emirate abolishes the Cabinet of Ministers, the Parliament of the former C.R.I.

|KAVKAZ CENTER| Save Darfur is a PR scam to justify the next US oil and resource wars in Africa

According to the articles, sixteen-year-old Aqsa Parvez was choked to death. Police have arrested Muhammad Parvez, the girl’s father, for her murder (the degree of the charge not yet determined) and her brother for obstructing the investigation.


As the Pakistani military continues the slow push to regain control of the settled district of Swat, suicide bombers struck in two locations, one at a sensitive weapons facility near Islamabad. The most deadly attack occurred in Swat in the Northwest Frontier Province after a suicide bomber hit a police checkpoint near Matta, where the Pakistani Army just established a presence. Ten were killed, including two children and three police.

But the attack at a Pakistani Air Force base in Kamra, while only injuring seven, has far more serious implications. The Kamra complex is a likely location for Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program. The suicide bomber targeted a bus filled with 35 children of Pakistani Air Force officers. The driver, a conductor, and five children were wounded in the strike.

|LONG WAR JOURNAL| Suicide attack at Pakistani nuclear weapons complex

|MULTINATIONAL FORCES-IRAQ| Giving the Gift of Raw for Christmas: Wrestling Superstars Visit Troops

|GATEWAY PUNDIT| Iran Arrests 20 Student Leaders Behind Sunday’s Protest

|BBC| Blast kills Lebanon army general

|GLOBAL GUERRILLAS| Neofeudalization

|SMALL WARS COUNCIL| China Signs US$2 Billion Oil Dev Deal with Iran

|MAVERICK NEWS NETWORK| “Islamophobia” Assault on Free Speech Continues

|STATELINE| Iraq casts shadow on 2008 state races

|BBC| Somali pirates free Japan tanker

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Fire and Ice–Journalists Can’t Decide

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 12, 2007

I am old enough to remember the last climate change scare. I was in elementary school and one of our Lefty Teachers was warning us of the impending Ice Age that would put us under snow six months out of the year. Some of us were very excited, because of all the snow days we would get. I still remember the winter of 1980/81,there was a six week period where we got in maybe 9 days of school (counting the two weeks off for Christmas) because of snow and ice. We would typically get in a day or two, or a half day before a new storm would force us to go home for the next two or three days, then repeat the cycle all over again. Once, a storm caught everyone unprepared, and buses couldn’t run, and those whose parents couldn’t come get them would have to spend the night in the gymnasium. Unfortunately, my mom had a Chevy Blazer, and she got me and my little brother, and took us home…so we didn’t get to camp out at school.

That was the last good winter, except for 1993, but I was an adult on the local fire department, so I couldn’t enjoy the chaos and do cool stuff in the snow.

I can remember being told by my science teachers in middle school of the dangers of global warming. Crap, no more snow!

Why all the anecdotal stories? To provide a personal background for this from the Business & Media Institute:

It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. Page six of The New York Times was headlined with the serious concerns of “geologists.” Only the president at the time wasn’t Bill Clinton; it was Grover Cleveland. And the Times wasn’t warning about global warming – it was telling readers the looming dangers of a new ice age.

The year was 1895, and it was just one of four different time periods in the last 100 years when major print media predicted an impending climate crisis. Each prediction carried its own elements of doom, saying Canada could be “wiped out” or lower crop yields would mean “billions will die.”

Just as the weather has changed over time, so has the reporting – blowing hot or cold with short-term changes in temperature.

Following the ice age threats from the late 1800s, fears of an imminent and icy catastrophe were compounded in the 1920s by Arctic explorer Donald MacMillan and an obsession with the news of his polar expedition. As the Times put it on Feb. 24, 1895, “Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again.”

Those concerns lasted well into the late 1920s. But when the earth’s surface warmed less than half a degree, newspapers and magazines responded with stories about the new threat. Once again the Times was out in front, cautioning “the earth is steadily growing warmer.”

After a while, that second phase of climate cautions began to fade. By 1954, Fortune magazine was warming to another cooling trend and ran an article titled “Climate – the Heat May Be Off.” As the United States and the old Soviet Union faced off, the media joined them with reports of a more dangerous Cold War of Man vs. Nature.

Source: BMI Special Report: Fire and Ice
Related: Newsweek April 28, 1975


I almost never pass up an opportunity to mock the Global Warming Freaks, and I have noticed in the past year, some of them have started to change their language from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change.” I’m guessing with the recent news of changes in solar activity (2003 Jaworowski) (2007 Al Fin), they are keeping their options open so they can gear up to preach on “The Impending Ice Age.” I wonder if they’ll try to claim that pollution is the cause of this one, too.

Of course, most of the people who try to hype Global Warming are using that as a lever to gain power, the power to control every thing you do. These watermelon enviro-whackos want to use the whole debate to redistribute wealth from the capable to the incapable (economically speaking, that is) so that everyone is on a level playing field, which reminds of a quote form HL Mencken:

The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule.

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