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What Recession? 3Q GDP Increases!

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007

(RTTNews) – The Commerce Department released its final report on gross domestic product in the third quarter on Thursday, showing that the pace of GDP growth for the quarter was unrevised compared to the preliminary estimate.

The report showed that GDP increased at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the third quarter compared to the 3.8 percent growth seen in the second quarter. Economists had expected GDP growth to remain unchanged at 4.9 percent.

The GDP growth in the third quarter marked the fastest pace of growth since the third quarter of 2003, when GDP surged up 7.5 percent.

The acceleration in the pace of GDP growth compared to the previous quarter primarily reflected accelerations in exports, consumer spending, and private inventory investment.

At the same time, an upturn in imports, a larger decrease in residential fixed investment, and a deceleration in nonresidential structures partly offset the acceleration.

The report showed that the pace of consumer spending growth was revised up modestly to 2.8 percent from the preliminary reading of 2.7 percent growth. This represents a significant acceleration from 1.4 percent in the second quarter.

The Commerce Department also said that its reading on core consumer prices, which exclude food and energy prices, was upwardly revised to show 2.0 percent growth compared to the previously reported 1.8 percent growth.

Including food and energy prices, consumer prices rose 1.8 percent in the third quarter, which represent an upward revision from the preliminary estimate of 1.7 percent growth.

While the upward revision to the pace of consumer price growth may add to recent inflation worries, the report is largely seen as old news.

Source: NASDAQ

Despite all the America Haters out there, the economy is still surging ahead while the economic girlie-men cry “wolf” too many times to be believed.

With the success of the surge, the decrease in violence in Iraq, and the continued handover of the provinces back to local control…this bit of economic news will make for a very blue Christmas for our progressive friends, and the pauleroids who root for America to fail.

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Lakota Indians Withdraw From US, Form Own Country

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday.

“We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,” long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.

A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more than 150 years old.

They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.

Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and living there would be tax-free — provided residents renounce their US citizenship, Means said.

Source: Yahoo! News

I wonder how long it will be before these guys end up in prison.

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Islam’s Aim Is Establishing Global Government

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007


IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday on Al-Adha Eid Day in Saudi Arabia philosophy of Haj can be defined merely through considering Islam’s aim at establishment of a global government…

He said, “If we would delete the ultimate objective of establishing a global system from the Haj rituals, the remainder would be deeds devoid of a soul.”

Upon President Ahmadinejad’s arrival in Mena, he was received by the Emir al-Haaj of the Iranian Haj pilgrims Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Reyshahri and members of the Supreme Leader’s Mecca Headquarters.

Source: IRNA

Commentary

For all those ostriches out there who would ignore the global jihad, and pull our troops back in retreat, you need to remember that act would allow our enemies abroad to grow past the point where we could stop them.

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Ron Paul: Bought and Paid For By Anti-War Socialists at MoveOn.org

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007

While researching for my last post, I ran across an intriguing blog, Sword At The Ready, who has posted this today:

There is a reason I have been trumpeting the warnings about the supporters Ron Paul attracts. From anti-semetic NeoNazis at Stormfront and Secular Anarchists to Whorehouse moguls and rabid anti-war Leftists, the Mob Zombies of Ron Paul are growing in numbers and awash with cash, thanks in measure to the front groups MoveOn.org, Code Pink, Iraqcampaign.org of International Socialist Powerbroker George Soros, who both covertly and openly – is helping to fund and aid the Ron Paul campaign.

Of course, the Mob Zombies say they welcome anyone wanting to join their throngs for ‘freedom’. What these dupes don’t understand is that they are being used as pawns for a larger play by the Democrat Left, who as I have stated before – WANT Ron Paul opposite their candidate for the General 2008 Election because getting the war OFF the table of discussion opens the door for the Left to scare the crap out of the Welfare Society they have created about the rest of Ron Paul’s agenda.

When a candidate – who says he stands for the Constitution and garners the aid and support of rabid Socialists hellbent on rewriting it into a newfound Soviet Manifesto – I am suspect and dubious of that kind of alliance, unwitting or not.

Ron Paul has already drawn a huge bunch of unpleasant freaks that think nothing of spamming forum boards and threatening violence and death on those who oppose their candidate. Even Radio Talk Show host Glenn Beck had death threats made against him by the Ron Paul Mob Zombies for his comments about their messiah not long ago.

Source: Sword At The Ready
Related: Free Republic

Commentary

This is also another reason I believe the Legacy Media won’t look too closely at Ron Paul, for fear of exposing their use of his campaign as a Stalking Horse for their anti-American Agendas, and creating divisions in the GOP for their benefit next fall
. I have noted that some of the local Ron Paul Supporters are also White Supremacists [WNC4RonPaul], and have had to read their profanities and threats in response to some of my posts. I notice that Storm Fronties are supporters of Ron Paul.

I remember the storm (no pun intended) that resulted from these cretins supporting Tom Tancredo, which very likely crippled his campaign out the gate.
Notice the near lack of criticism from the same people on their support of Ron Paul.

Posted in 2008, candidates, GOP, Idiot Ron Paul Supporters, money, moonbats, Progressives, Ron Paul | 1 Comment »

Conservative Blogger Opens Dialogue With Ron Paul Supporters

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007



Okay,
Ron Paul fans, it’s your turn. (North Carolina voters only, please.) Katy’s Conservative Corner wants to know, why, if Ron Paul is running as a Republican, do his followers hate the GOP so much? Your blogger doesn’t get it. Why doesn’t he run in another party or as an Independent? Your candidate has the same chance as any other. He’s running in the same primary states and has the opportunity to buy media and generate so-called “earned” media as do the other candidates.

So, why all the beef with the GOP? What about the mainstream media? What about all the money he’s made with these “money bombs”?

Tell us also, are you new to the political process? If so, is it Paul’s candidacy who got you interested?

Source: Katy’s Conservative Corner

Commentary

Good Luck, Katy.

I have found most Paul Supporters unwilling to engage in a real discussion, and refuse to acknowledge errors in their information, or cede points.

I am not the only one to question the sanity of the Pauleroids, another blogger has noted as follows:

As I’ve publicly said, I like Ron Paul’s strict Constitutionalism in terms of domestic policy and the small role of government. But I think his foreign policy ideas of imposing a 17th century mindset on our current high-tech, nuke-tipped and Jihad threatened world are not only naive and ignroant – but downright dangerous and stupid.
His own comments in the debate, his capitulation to Jihadists’ justifications with his “blowback” remarks and growing hostility in blaming America for causing 9-11 cement in concrete and steel for me that Ron Paul is completely UNFIT to be Commander In Chief.

What I keyed in on is his growing usage of calling anyone who disagrees with him, “neocons”. During the last few days, the commentary and debate I’ve had with Ron Paul People has only revealed that slur to be a secondary and motivating factor in wanting Paul for President outside of retreating from the war on Jihadists. The moment you disagree with them, the “neocon” slur gets fired over and over. They have “neocon” on the brain.

It’s amazing to discover that they hate “neocons” more than Jihadists, and some simply suggest there would be no Jihadists if it weren’t for “neocons” like me.

“Neocon” – short for neoConservative – or ‘not really a conservative’ – but a Jew, an Israeli or someone who supports Zionists” is apparently the common definition.

Lots of these Ron Paul People are anti-semites apparently – I’ve not heard such vile depricating bashing of Jews except when reading White Supremacist garbage, hearing Ahmedinejad speak or reading old Nazi propaganda.

They cleverly argue that they hate the “Israeli Lobby”, not Jews; that they hate Zionists – not Jews. What is the difference? Some Ron Paul People then try giving me a history lesson on Khazars and how they “hijacked” Judaism and such crap, subtly suggesting they are a “satanic people” and not really “Jews”.

Source: Sword At The Ready

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al-Qaeda Torture Chambers Discovered During Operation Iron Reaper

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 20071220-03
December 20, 2007

MND-N Soldiers find atrocity site, torture complex and weapons caches during Operation Iron Reaper

Multi-National Division – North PAO
TIKRIT, Iraq – During Operation Iron Reaper, Multi-National Division – North Soldiers killed 24 extremists, detained 37 suspects, and discovered an atrocity site, torture complex and nine weapons caches north of Muqdadiyah Dec. 8-11.

Intelligence provided by Iraqi tips led U.S. troops to a suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq safe haven and operating bases. Evidence of murder, torture, and intimidation against local villagers was found throughout the area.

During the operation, U.S. Forces and Iraqi Security Forces were involved in multiple engagements with groups of armed men. They discovered what appeared to be a detention facility. As they continued to clear the area, they found several bodies and eventually uncovered 26 human remains in multiple mass graves next to execution sites.

In the same area a torture complex was found, consisting of three detention facilities with one doubling as both a headquarters building and torture facility. The buildings contained chains on the walls and ceilings, a bed still hooked up to an electrical system, and several blood-stained items.

U.S. Forces also located and destroyed nine weapons caches anti-aircraft weapons, sniper rifles, more than 65 machine guns and pistols, 50 grenades, a surface-to-air missile launcher and platform, 98 personnel mines, 170 pipe bombs, 130 pounds of homemade explosives, 21 rocket propelled grenades, numerous mortar tubes and rounds.

Operation Iron Reaper has been ongoing over the last few weeks across northern Iraq.

“Operation Iron Reaper has been successful. We will continue to pursue al-Qaeda across our area, and they will find no safe haven in the north of Iraq,” said Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commanding general, Multi-National Division – North.

Commentary

I doubt the Legacy Media will even bother to make a fuss of this discovery.

Also remember that those opposed to the war would allow this type of activity to spread throughout the world until no one was left untouched by this darkness.

They hope to feed the crocodile the world.

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