Stupidity and a short life

To quote Robert Heinlein makes it easy to open this posting.

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”

History repeats itself and not just once. However if one does not study history, true history not something rewritten to satisfy the ideology of some egomaniac currently in power, one’s future is graven in the stone of time.

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

You can ask any person, between the ages of 18 and 25, if they have ever heard of the Nuremberg Trials. It is possible that one person out of ten will say they have heard of the Trials. However, even that one may not be able to tell you what (not who) was on trial. Eighty percent of those who receive this posting will not completely read it…if they read any of it at all. Ten percent will read it, but they will choose not to tell others of the contents.

The war began Jews, Christians and Muslims started in the 7th Century and lasted through the 17th Century. Many will contend it never stopped; the facts below are historically correct.
That is why many of us choke when we hear someone say we will defeat or contain the Islamic terrorists in a few years, or even “30 years” as has been stated by Leon Panetta.

If the latest batch of murders, beheadings, and killing of innocent Christians has at all shocked you, it is time for you to read this compilation of historical facts about the intense hatred that Muslims have for any and all who are not Muslims.

WE ARE THE STUPID

In 732 A.D., the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.

In 1571 A.D., the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.

In 1683 A.D., the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian armies.

This nonsense has been going on for 1,400 years! The sad thing is that more than half of all politicians do not even know any of this.
If these battles had not been won, we would most likely be speaking Arabic. And Christianity could be non-existent. Judaism certainly would not exist!
Reality check: A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

Think back: The following events are true historical facts. It has been many years since 1968, but history keeps repeating itself.

  1. In 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.
  2. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.
  3. In 1972, a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach. Shortly after landing, it was blown up by Muslim males.
  4. In 1973, a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome – with 33 people killed – when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.
  5. In 1979, the United States Embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.
  6. During the 1980s, a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.
  7. In 1983, the United States Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.
  8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked, and a 70-year-old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.
  9. In 1985, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a United States Navy diver – who was trying to rescue passengers – was murdered by Muslim males.
  10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.
  11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed for the first time by Muslim males.
  12. In 1998, the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.
  13. On 09/11/01, four airliners were hijacked. Two of the planes were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers. One plane crashed into the United States Pentagon, and the other plane was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.
  14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.
  15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by – you guessed it – aMuslim male. (Plus two other American journalists who had just recently been beheaded.)
  16. In 2013, the Boston Marathon bombing resulted in four innocent people, including a child, being killed and 264 other people injured by Muslim males.

No, I really do not see a pattern here to justify profiling. Do you?

So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone – particularly fanatics intent on killing us – airport security screeners will no long be allowed to profile certain people.
So, ask yourself:  “Just how stupid are we?!?!”
Have Americans completely lost their minds or just their “power of reason?”
As the writer of the award winning story “Forrest Gump” so aptly put it, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
You now have the opportunity to send this on to other email contacts.  Please do that.  Or you can just sit back, keep complaining and do nothing.
As Barack Obama said in his book:  “Nothing sounds as beautiful as the Muslim evening prayers from the tower.”
Wake up America! Anyone that is willing to die to kill as many of you as possible, you need to kill first. There isn’t any other option; they don’t leave one for you.

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Manchester Terror

It’s happened again, as we all knew it would and, sadly, know it will again. A casual outing, a sudden explosion, and the death of innocents at the hands of a lunatic following an insane ideology.

ISIS is taking credit, which should certainly merit another “mother of all bombs” or even a low-yield nuke – whatever it takes to get their attention.

But as satisfying as that could be, it won’t immediately stop the danger from “lone wolf” operatives. And indeed, there is no way to stop the danger – only to reduce it, and even that at great cost.

The Manchester killer was known as a radical to British police and was, apparently pointlessly, “on their radar.” Which reflexively makes us wish that everyone on the radar was simply swept up and locked away. But is that really what we want?

Consider who was “on the radar” for terrorism under Barack Obama: “Right-wing extremists.” A group defined by Homeland Security as people who were pro-life, opposed to illegal immigration, those who resist federal takeover of the states, and military veterans.  Odds are everyone reading these words would fall into one or more of those “extreme” categories.

We simply can’t eliminate possible threats without the certainty of eliminating many of our protected freedoms. And the terrorists know it.

That being said, British authorities currently have a list of over 3500 “potential terrorists” including about 400 who left the UK to be trained by ISIS to fight in war zones like Syria and Iraq before returning to the UK. 

As counter-terror measures go, these people should be seen as low-hanging fruit: give them one week to get the hell out of the UK or lock them up. There are plenty of vacancies at Guantanamo.

Freedom-loving Western cultures can’t erase every risk. But we can and must take greater preemptive actions than are currently in play.

BONUS: MOUTHING OFF

On a less somber day, we would have enjoyed roasting Monica “Wet Clean Up, Aisle 7” Lewinsky for her appalling editorial in the New York Times, celebrating the death of Fox News’s Roger Ailes for allegedly exploiting her “personal tragedy.” But we’re not in the mood, so we’ll cut straight to the chase.

Lewinsky was a lying, lascivious little slut back in the day, and she remains unapologetic for her role (and roll in the hay) in disrupting American government. If Bill Clinton, that miserable tower of human excrement, hadn’t been busy fighting his removal from office, he might have actually been doing presidential things like, oh, nailing Osama bin Laden when he had multiple opportunities.

Would the World Trade Center towers have fallen if Bill Clinton’s pants hadn’t? We can’t know, but we can say with certainty that it’s at least possible that they wouldn’t have. Which is why, Monica, this appalling story isn’t really about you and never was. So do the decent thing, accept your shame, and – unlike your time spent kneeling on the Oval Office rug – shut your disgusting mouth.

BONUS TWO: SPEAKING OF ANNOYING WOMEN
Michelle Obana attempts a saucy, Jane Russell off-the-shoulder look…

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Ponder this

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

~ Winston Churchill

Here’s where your $15 wage went

Go ahead! Go ahead, press for that high paying job. Stick around, you can meet your replacement.

Self-serve kiosks to replace food staff at SUNY Orange

SUNY Orange’s cafeteria workers will be laid off at the end of the spring semester, to be replaced by food-dispensing machines.

In an email sent to students on Thursday, Vinnie Cazzetta, executive director of the nonprofit Orange County Community College Association, which runs the cafeterias, said the change comes after the college’s food-service operations showed a deficit of more than $150,000 last year, “continuing a trend of significant operations losses that has existed for years.”

Cazzetta said nine full-time workers and three part-timers will be laid off as part of the plan.

An outside audit done in December showed larger financial problems were looming, Cazzetta said.

“By doing nothing we could have been out of business in 12 to 18 months. We would not have been able to make payroll,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is a nonprofit that provides auxiliary services to SUNY Orange. It has existed since the late 1950s and runs the campus book store, food services and buys and manages real estate for future campus development. The changes will go into effect in June. [snip]

Rebecca Walker, a 19-year-old student from Otisville, said while food on campus was pricier than she liked, she enjoyed freshly made, warm food. She said she had no way of eating off campus once she arrived.

“It’s accommodating, it’s convenient and the people who work there are lovely,” Walker said. “It’s kind of awful to lose your job to a machine.”

In recent months, the College Association’s board sought proposals from providers that could handle oversight of food services with the intent of keeping the traditional cafeteria setup that’s been around for decades, Cazzetta said.

“But even with a change of management and anticipated increases of nearly 30 percent in sales, those independent, outside firms projected that losses would have remained in excess of $80,000 annually,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is close to signing a contract with a new vendor for the self-serve kiosks, Cazzetta said.

Cazzetta said for years food service had been a losing proposition and had been underwritten by revenue from book sales. But in recent years revenue from book sales had been undercut by entities like Barns & Noble, Amazon and eBay. Tax forms representing the 2014-15 school year, the most recent available, show food service was in the red by $150,297 while the bookstore netted $186,595. [snip]

Nichole McClary, who began working in the Rowley Center five months ago for about $12 an hour, said she loved the job. Looking for a new job will change her plans to spend time with her 2-year-old, she said.

“I was looking forward to having the summer off,” she said.

Now you will have the summer off.

All these students wailing about the staff not having jobs fail to look the wages paid. $12/hr for what? That type of work in entry level worth at most $9/hr. Pay $12 to $15 and soon you’re talking to the robot.

Try talking some course in math and economics, hell evcn a course in Home Ec would give some of you lame brains a smattering of how to cost out a home business.

Parsing in Vermont, the Proggy way

One might ask Governor Scott just what oath he took when he was sworn into office. It seems to us here at Loon Watch, that oaths taken by public officials usually contain such words as uphold the law, follow the Constitution and other niceties like not breach the public trust and not commit misdemeanors.

We haven’t found any wording allowing for upholding only those laws found in favor. Strange that the people writing the Constitutions both State(s) and US didn’t put in that wording. Guess they weren’t Progressives.

From Vermont Watchdog:

Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he would consider deporting some criminal aliens residing in Vermont illegally.

The statement represents a modest change in the governor’s approach to illegal immigration, which has been at odds with the Trump administration’s policy and executive orders.

 HERE is the full posting from:

More excerpts from the article follow:

On March 28, Scott signed into law S.79 , a bill crafted to shield illegal immigrants from “compulsory collection of personally identifying information, or dissemination of that information for purposes of establishing a mandatory federal registry or database.”

Immigration experts have told Watchdog that concealing data about illegal immigrants could cause Vermont to lose federal dollars it receives to support a variety of programs, including law enforcement. [snip]

Vermont Watchdog has reported that among the characteristics the state wants hidden from federal immigration enforcement officers are immigration status, national origin, religion, race and color. But, following Scott’s statement on Thursday, it is uncertain how deportation in Vermont can occur without some state officials revealing the status of criminal immigrants in contradiction to the spirit of S.79.

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