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April 6, 2009
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Lib Blogs Kick into Frothing Overdrive in Reaction to Pittsburgh Shootings

April 6, 2009

“Listen all of these shooting are extremely tragic. And there is no one to blame except the man who has snapped. Of course the non-credible, pentagon paid-off, bottom feeding, rat toothed journalists are going to blame it on 2nd Amendment supporters and whistle blowers like Alex Jones. Of course you have to demonize common sense when you’re pushing insanity on your mind numb public.  It’s really getting to be like a Twilight Zone episode out on the streets today. I really can’t see how a person cannot see through Obama and his Administration. He has absolutely been handed the baton from Bush and is running with it. He has changed little to nothing in policy and frankly is making government even bigger and scarier. I’m not sure what trip Obama supporters are on still but it’s pretty fuckin’ bizarre if you ask me. 

So back to the shootings… many people are upset because they are losing their jobs and waking up to the real reasons why the economy has crashed. They are upset about our completely corrupt and out of control Federal government. They are upset that the majority of our politicians do not listen to the American people at all. With that being said… I still think that these guys who take their anger out on cops and innocent people are fucking idiot cowards. It is also very important to realize that some of the laws that the Obama administration are trying to push are extremely unconstitutional and tyrannical.  Even with all of these unfortunate random shootings, you have to realize the number of responsible gun owners far outweighs these tragic shootings. With all do respect to the police officers and innocent victims of this gun violence……. still, the logic behind Obama & Holders, (Or any of our puppet politicians who have pushed for gun control), is 100% illogical. Sorry folks. If  there was a shred of logic behind the idea of gun control then we should ban or heavily regulate the use of automobiles because when they are used negligently they kill hundreds of thousands more every year than guns. We should probably get rid of swimming pools too. Yes, swimming pools kill thousands more every year than firearms do when used negligently. The fact is our government is extremely scared of the American public having the ability to defend themselves and or fight against a tyrannical government… our own tyrannical government. The whole point of the 2nd Amendment was precisely that!  It can happen, it is happening.

I don’t know who can still watch main stream media anymore but do what you gotta to do, I guess? I’m soo tired of trying to reason with peoples insane way of thinking. Speaking of insane thinking… I still don’t put it past C.I.A. having some connections with at least a few of these random shootings we are seeing plastered across the news and the ones we will be seeing in the future. The U.S. Government is a very powerful machine and they have many different agendas and one big one is gun control. It’s very very very very simple to stop their machine… smarten up and come together.

F.F. 2/6/09

 

“No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people
to retain their right to keep and bear arms
is as a last resort to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.” –Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

OK, Now For The Story…

 

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
April 4, 2009

 

In the wake of the violence in Pittsburgh earlier today, the pro-Obama liberal blogs are blaming those of us who support the Second Amendment for the murder of four police officers.

David Neiwert, of Crooks and Liars, has grabbed a hold of comments made by Edward Perkovic, described as alleged shooter Richard Poplawski’s best friend. Perkovic said Poplawski feared “the Obama gun ban that’s on the way” and “didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.” Neiwert basically placed the blame for the murders on Fox News host Glenn Beck and Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, because they are worried about the Second Amendment under the Obama administration.

In an interview by WPXI in Pittsburgh, Perkovic made comments about Poplawski’s fear the Obama administration will go after the Second Amendment.

“We’ve been reporting for awhile on the surge in gun sales, and how the paranoia around guns is making the more unstable elements of the right particularly edgy,” writes Neiwert. “Inevitably, that edginess is going to break out into actual violence — as it appears to have done today.”

Neiwert may want to put aside the partisan zeal and think about his criticism of what he deems “the more unstable elements of the right.” He might want take a look at the facts.

Obama is indeed a gun-grabber and Americans in support of the Second Amendment have a right to fear his agenda.

As a junior senator from Illinois, Obama opposed a bill designed to assert a right of citizens to protect themselves against home invasions. He supported state and local constraint on the exercise of the Second Amendment. Obama endorsed a state ban on the sale and possession of handguns in Illinois. He supported the enforcement of gun licensing and a limit on gun purchases. He would ban semi-automatic weapons. (See Barack Obama on Gun Control.)

Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, is a veteran gun-grabber. In February, Holder pushed for the long dormant “assault weapon” ban (any weapon that is semi-automatic is considered an “assault weapon” by these folks). Holder shamelessly (and minus facts) blamed drug cartel violence in Mexico on the Second Amendment. “I would support banning the sale of ammunition for assault weapons and limiting the sale of ammunition for handguns,” Obama said in 2003.

In addition to slandering as mental cases those of us who support the Second Amendment, David Neiwert came out in support of MIAC, the state police outfit in Missouri that designated supporters of Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as militia terrorists and cop killers. In Stalinist fashion, Neiwert wants to go after those on the other side of the fake right-left paradigm.

“Ironically, this is exactly the kind of incident that law-enforcement intelligence-gathering is supposed to help prevent — intelligence like the Missouri State Patrol report so hysterically attacked by these same paranoid right-wingers,” Neiwert writes. “I tried to explain at the time that these kinds of extremists are in fact a very real danger to people in law enforcement, but all anyone on the right wanted to talk about was Ron Paul bumper stickers. Well, there you go.”

Neiwert apparently has a short memory. It wasn’t that long ago similar operations by the FBI under COINTELPRO went after people like Neiwert on the so-called left side of the false right-left paradigm.

“Eddie Perkovic, for his part, clearly must share some of Poplawski’s views, as his profile revealed a fear of ‘Zionists’ and some kind of ethnic takeover of America. Among Perkovic’s recommended reads were ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ and The Turner Diaries,” writes the True Crime Report blog. “I can’t help but feel we’ll hear from more Richard Poplawskis in the years to come. There are changes happening in the world that they, to say the least, don’t like very much. After all, prior to 9/11/01, the worst modern act of terrorism committed on American soil was committed by Americans. And that American, Tim McVeigh, happened to have pages from The Turner Diaries with him when he was arrested.”

The True Crime Report might want to look into the revelations of Jesse Trentadue, who discovered that the FBI planted informants in two McVeigh connected groups — a white supremacist paramilitary training compound at Elohim City and the Mid-West Bank Robbery Gang.

In fact, the FBI has long supported “right-wing hate groups” of the sort mentioned by the True Crime Report. “In the guise of a COINTELPRO against ‘white hate groups,’ the FBI subsidized, armed, directed and protected the Klu Klux Klan and other right-wing groups,” writes Brian Glick (COINTELPRO Revisited: Spying & Disruption). The “FBI actually gave covert aid to the Ku Klux Klan, Minutemen, Nazis, and other racist vigilantes. These groups received substantial funds, information, and protection-and suffered only token FBI harassment-so long as they directed their violence against COINTELPRO targets,” Glick writes in COINTELPRO in the 60s.

Edward Perkovic’s mention of The Turner Dairies, the writings of David Duke, and the long discredited Protocols of the Elders of Zion (see his MySpace page here) — and his reference to the “Zionist government” in the video linked above — are completely irrelevant to the fact the government is in the business of attacking the Second Amendment and incrementally establishing a police state through federalization of local law enforcement and the passage of numerous draconian federal and state laws.

It is still early and a clear picture of who exactly Richard Poplawski is and what he may or may not believe has not been established. He may hold beliefs ascribed to him by Perkovic. Either way, the Perkovic case — and the murder of police officers in Oakland, California, and the shootings at the American Civic Services Center in New York — will be used by the government to push for more stringent gun laws and the presence of more black-clad police on the streets.

In the meantime, we can expect the Obama libs to continue their demonization of those of us who not only value and support the Second Amendment – the very cornerstone of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights – but also those of us who realize government invariably plots against liberty and eventually enslaves the masses, as a glance at the last century reveals.

Liberals need to realize that Obama is merely a front man for a cartel of international bankers. His assignment is to grease the skids for the implementation of world government. Included in that agenda is the ongoing effort to outlaw and eventually confiscate all firearms and militarize police around the country.

It should be expected that the government will exploit the recent shootings in order further their propaganda and realize their master plan of an unarmed and helpless populace. It really is sad the liberals are helping them in this effort by offering themselves up as useful idiots.

http://www.infowars.com/lib-blogs-kick-into-frothing-overdrive-in-reaction-to-pittsburgh-shootings/

Wikia Death Proves Google Is Search-Startup Killer

April 6, 2009

By Ryan Singel EmailApril 03, 2009 | 6:10:56 PM

Wired.com

 

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’ open source, human-powered Google killer died a quiet death Tuesday, making Wikia.com the latest object lesson in the futility of trying to unseat Google as the king of search engines.

Even though the site lasted barely a year, Wales should not feel badly about pulling the plug on his ambitious attempt to harness the power of the crowds to take down Google and force search algorithms to become more transparent.

In fact, Wikia even managed to force Google to adopt a Wikia-like feature in November that solicits user opinions on whether search results are relevant.

But, the reality is that no one can kill Google, and its search box is going to rule for many more years. It employs 20,000 of the world’s most intelligent people and rakes in billions yearly. It has a squadron of other products from YouTube to Gmail that insinuate the company’s technology deep into its users’ lives. It runs the net’s best data centers, something that any true competitor would need hundreds of millions to come close to matching.

While it may be little comfort, Wikia has well-esteemed neighbors in the search engine graveyard.

Amazon’s attempt to build a successful search engine called A9 failed, and its former head Udi Manber is now a vice president at Google. Yahoo, Microsoft and Ask.com all continue to struggle to maintain what’s left of the search pie after Google grabs its 60-something percent. Technorati, the blog search engine, has been all but abandoned by web users.

Simply put, Google knows history. Google came marching from Stanford armed with the PageRank algorithm to conquer the search engines of the late 1990s. And after it won, it made sure to become powerful enough that no young upstarts would do to it what it did to Yahoo, AltaVista, HotBot and Ask Jeeves.

Google, which the feds sometimes suspect has grown into a monopoly, says search is very competitive and that its users will head to Yahoo at the first sign of trouble. It also points to its experiments to show that the company remains innovative and has no lock on users.

In 2006, Idealab’s Snap.com was hailed as a Google-killer, but it all but ditched its search engine in favor of pop-up-ad bubble technology. Last year’s hyped entrant Cuil may have figured out a smart way to build a deep index of the web without needing millions to build sprawling data centers, but it differs little from any other post-Google search engine — it has little to draw users from Google’s comfortable embrace.

Ujiko_2 There’s been plenty of attempts to make search smarter — figuring out what a user means is one route.

That’s the point of 2009’s hyped entrant Wolfram Alpha, which hasn’t even launched yet but is said to know how to answer questions as if it were a sentient computer. Powerset managed to convince Microsoft that its grouping technology was worth $100 million, even though its public search engine only let users explore Wikipedia.

Others try to make search deeper, by looking into the net’s unplumbed databases — sometimes called the Dark Web. Try DeepDyve. Some are trying to tap into the instant zeitgeist — by searching Twitter microblog posts, but Google will surely take over this category as thoroughly as it did blog search.

And still others try to make search results look different. The latest visualizer — SearchMe — mimics iTunes’ Cover Flow, while older attempts such as Kartoo and Ujiko bravely tried more futuristic layouts.

Perhaps the best approach these days is to disavow competition with Google entirely.

The best new entries on the web are Kosmix, ChaCha and DuckDuckGo.

DuckDuckGo feels like a search engine for 5th graders doing their homework. That may sound mean, but it’s a compliment.

ChaCha answers questions you ask by text message, and sends the answer and an ad or two back to your phone.

Kosmix’s founders scream as loudly as they can that they are not a Google competitor — instead calling what they do exploration, rather than search. The company’s technology works by creating on-the-fly pages about a topic from sources such as Wikipedia, Flickr, AllRecipes, YouTube and yes, Google and Google News.

For general queries, Kosmix is a refreshing change from the straight list of search results we’ve all grown so accustomed to. And hopefully, its founders are feeling lucky.

Interested in alternative search engines? Here’s a selection of new and old challengers.

DuckDuckGo, Wikia, Kosmix, OneRiot, ChaCha, DeepDyve, Powerset, Technorati, Yauba, Hakia, Ixquick, Clusty, Grokker, Kartoo, Ujiko

 

http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/wikipedia-found.html

 

Obama Economic Advisors Linked to Bankers

April 6, 2009

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By  | 4/3/09 10:49 PM EDT 

 

Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, pulled in more than $2.7 million in speaking fees paid by firms at the heart of the financial crisis, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. and the now-defunct Lehman Brothers.

He pulled in another $5.2 million last year from D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund for which he served as managing director from October 2006 until joining the administration. 

Thomas E. Donilon, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was paid $3.9 million last year by the power law firm O’Melveny & Myers to represent clients, including two firms that received federal bailout funds: Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He also disclosed that he’s a member of the Trilateral Commission and sits on the steering committee of the supersecret Bilderberg group. Both groups are favorite targets of conspiracy theorists

And White House Counsel Greg Craig last year earned $1.7 million in private practice representing an exiled Bolivian president, a Panamanian lawmaker wanted by the U.S. government for allegedly murdering a U.S. soldier and a tech billionaire accused of securities fraud and various sensational drug and sex crimes. 

Those are among the associations detailed in personal financial disclosure statements released Friday night by the White House. The income reported on the forms mostly covers 2008 and in some cases the beginning of 2009.

Presidential appointees are required to disclose information about their income, assets and investments, and those of their spouses and dependent children, within 60 days of starting work. And the disclosure forms filed by many appointees to top agency jobs have been available for public inspection for some time, thanks to the federal Freedom of Information Act. 

But the White House is largely exempt from the act, and Obama press aides dragged their feet on reporters’ requests for the disclosure documents filed by officials in the Executive Office of the President. 

Craig disclosed that his work for Williams & Connelly included representing Pedro Miguel Gonzalez Pinzon, a Panamanian lawmaker who allegedly murdered a U.S. soldier in 1992, as well as Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, a former Bolivian president who has lived in exile since 2003, when clashes between protesters and the Bolivian military killed an estimated 70 people and wounded hundreds more. 

During the presidential campaign, Craig, then serving as a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama, drew flak for representing Sanchez de Lozada

Craig also listed among his clients Henry Nicholas, founder of microchip maker Broadcom, who is facing securities fraud charges in an alleged stock option backdating plot. In June, the government unsealed an indictment also detailing a raft of drug and prostitution charges, which Craig called “a kitchen-sink attack on Dr. Nicholas.” 

Valerie Jarrett, a senior Obama aide, reported $852,000 in salary and deferred compensation from Habitat Executive Services, a Chicago real estate development and management firm, plus nearly $350,000 in director’s fees from groups including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and USG Corp. 

She also indicated that she served as vice-chairwoman of the committee seeking to lure the 2016 Olympics to Chicago, which paid a public relations firm owned by Obama political guru David Axelrod and to which White House social director Desiree Rogers, another member of the Obama’s inner circle, donated more than $100,000

Other forms showed that White House ethics lawyer Norm Eisen earned $1.3 million from the firm in which he was a partner, Zuckerman Spaeder, and press secretary Robert Gibbs earned $156,000 from Obama’s presidential campaign and also owns a pair of rental properties in Alexandria, Va., worth as much as $1 million.

 

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/20889.html