Larwyn’s Linx: Surrender in Geneva; The Problem of Selfishness

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Nation

Surrender in Geneva: Mark Steyn
The Problem of Selfishness: Kevin D. Williamson
The Crisis of the Obama Cult: R.S. McCain

Hard Sell: Going door-to-door for Obamacare: Matt Labash
Another Glitch: Seven-Year-Old With Cancer Loses Coverage: MB
Gun-Control Supporters Say Momentum Quietly Building: Bill Straub

Obama and the EU push Genocide: James Lewis
The Real Weak Link In ObamaCare? You And Your Stupid Brain: Ace
Historic: Obama Hits Record Low of 34% Approval in Ohio, 61% Disapproval: JWF

Honest Polls: Americans Reject Immigration Reform, Amnesty: Joe Guzzardi
Origination Clause: ObamaCare’s a Good Amendment to Die Hard: Daniel Smyth
Interest at state level in amending U.S. Constitution: Idaho Reporter

Economy

Homeless for the Holidays or Improving the Odds: MOTUS
Unions, “Walmart Strikers” Using Local DMV To Organize?: WZ
Health insurance company advertises by goofing on Obamacare: Hot Air

Scandal Central

Cancer Patient Tells Truth About Losing Insurance, Then Gets Audited: Victory Girls
Barack Obama’s (and the Democrats’) war on the scourge of piano teacher nonprofits: Moe Lane
Obamacare Is Killing A Mother With Multiple Sclerosis: Mark Horne

Climate & Energy

It’s Never To Early To Link “Climate Change” And Christmas: RWN

Media

Perhaps It’s Time to Ask Again, ‘What Does a Social Disaster Sound Like?’: R.S. McCain
Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media: John Hawkins
Media Ignores Murder Conviction of Duke Rape Accuser: Elisha Krauss

Allen West weighs in on Obamacare going dark tonight: Scoop
If I Wanted a King, I’d Move to Jordan Where They Have a Good King: Sara Noble
Black Friday gun deals abound: This Ain’t Hell

World

Marine murders in Afghanistan underscore abhorrent ROE: Allen West
Obama: “The Taliban are Not Our Enemies and We Don’t Want to Fight Them.”: Daniel Greenfield
Krauthammer: Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq: BPR

‘US freed top Iranian scientist as part of secret talks ahead of Geneva deal’: Mitch Ginsburg
Netanyahu defies Obama’s request to ‘take a breather’ from Iran deal criticism: Janeen Capizola
Is the Game Lost?: David Solway

Maryland: Mega mosque project raising money with terror-linked cleric: Creeping
Sharia law coming to a swimming pool near you: Michele Hickford
Canada: totalitarianism masks itself as concern for our health: MB

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Apple’s iPad comes out a big winner on Black Friday: Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat
Pebble arrives on Amazon for $ 148.99: Verge
This Is Why 4D Printing Is Cool: Jamie Condliffe, Gizmodo

Cornucopia

The Twelve Days of ObamaCare: Cube
Thanksgiving Leftovers: Hopenchange
Size Comparison – Science Fiction spaceships: Dirk Loechel

Image: TheBlackSphere
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QOTD: “In Geneva, the participants came to the talks with different goals: The Americans and Europeans wanted an agreement; the Iranians wanted nukes. Each party got what it came for. Before the deal, the mullahs’ existing facilities were said to be within four to seven weeks of nuclear “breakout”; under the new constraints, they’ll be eight to nine weeks from breakout. In return, they get formal international recognition of their enrichment program, and the gutting of sanctions — and everything they already have is, as they say over at Obamacare, grandfathered in.

Many pundits reached for the obvious appeasement analogies, but Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal argued that Geneva is actually worse than Munich. In 1938, facing a German seizure of the Sudetenland, the French and British prime ministers were negotiating with Berlin from a position of profound military weakness: It’s easy to despise Chamberlain with the benefit of hindsight, less easy to give an honest answer as to what one would have done differently playing a weak hand across the table from Hitler 75 years ago. This time round, a superpower and its allies accounting for over 50 percent of the planet’s military spending was facing a militarily insignificant country with a ruined economy and no more than two to three months’ worth of hard currency — and they gave it everything it wanted. ” –Mark Steyn

Doug Ross @ Journal

Running of the Sheep 2013: Watch the Annual Migrations, Stampedes, Arrests *Videos*

Macy's 2013 Black Friday
(Pictured: A sea of sheeple prepare to raid Macy’s Flagship store in New York on Black Friday 2013)

If there’s a single day that encompasses what America has become in the 21st century, it’s the annual Black Friday stampedes taking place across the country.

Tapped out consumers, many struggling to make ends meet, always find a way to join their Sheeple brethren in spending money they don’t have on cheap products manufactured in slave labor camps around the world.

Watch the annual migrations as shoppers fight it out, stab, stun and shoot each other for deep discounts on BluRay players, flat screen TV’s, five dollar toasters and other essential consumer products they can’t live without.

Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars notes, “If Americans behave like this over electronic slave goods, imagine how they will react when the food runs out.”

Run, Sheep, Run!

Black Friday Stun gun fight at the mall:

Over 15,000 Rush the Doors at Macy’s:

Chaos at BrawlMart: Watch the man in the orange/gray jacket do whatever it takes to get a Door Buster, including pushing and shoving children to get a piece of the action. The man who posted the video claims he was kicked out of the store for recording the incident. (No word on whether or not the adult assaulting other shoppers was allowed to stay):

Woman Struggles with cops… she wants that TV bad!

Barricades? What Barricades!?

Fight over clothing…

This guy doesn’t like to be recorded…

Eyewitness: Cops shoot shoplifters

Mark Dice: “Thank you for ruining the tradition of Thanksgiving… You are Parasites”


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts [Updated]

Yes, he’s historic, alright (new items are in bold typeface).

Law and Justice
• First President to Violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally Executing American Military Operations in Libya Without Informing Congress In the Required Time Period – Source: Huffington Post)
• First President to Triple the Number of Warrantless Wiretaps of U.S. Citizens (Source: ACLU)

• First President to Refuse to Tell the Public What He Did For Eight (8) Hours After Being Informed That a U.S. Ambassador Was Facing Imminent Death During a Terror Attack (Source: Mediate)
• First President to Lie About the Reason For an Ambassador’s Death, Blaming it on an Internet Video Rather Than What He Knew to be the Case: the Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar al-Sharia (Source: House Oversight Committee, et. al.)
• First President to Have an Innocent Filmmaker Thrown in Jail After Lying About the Cause for a Deadly Attack on U.S. Diplomats, Using the Filmmaker as a Scapegoat (Source: CNN)

• First President to Use the IRS to “Unfairly Target Political Enemies” as Well as pro-Catholic and pro-Jewish Groups (Source: Sen. Ted Cruz)
• First President to Unlawfully Seize Telephone Records of More than 100 Reporters to Intimidate and/or Bully Them (Source: Associated Press)
• First President to Witness a Single Cabinet Secretary Commit Multiple Hatch Act Violations Without Acting, Speaking Out, Disciplining or Firing That Person (Source: New York Times)

• First President to Have His Attorney General Held in Criminal Contempt of Congress For His Efforts to Cover Up Operation Fast and Furious, That Killed Over 300 Individuals (Source: Politico)
• First President to Issue Unlawful “Recess-Appointments” Over a Long Weekend — While the U.S. Senate Remained in Session (against the advice of his own Justice Department – Source: United States Court of Appeals)

• First President to Sue States for Enforcing Voter ID Requirements, Which Were Previously Ruled Legal by the U.S. Supreme Court (Source: CNN)

• First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places (the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, Source: Investors Business Daily)
• First President to Refuse to Comply With a House Oversight Committee Subpoena (Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It (Defense of Marriage Act – Source: ABC News)

• First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $ 20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees (BP Oil Spill Relief Fund – Source: Fox News)
• First President to Have a Law Signed By an ‘Auto-pen’ Without Being “Present” (Source: The New York Times)

Scandals
• First President to publicly announce an enemies list (consisting of his opponents campaign contributors; and to use the instrumentalities of government to punish those on the list – Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Attempt to Block Legally-Required 60-Day Layoff Notices by Government Contractors Due to His Own Cuts to Defense Spending — Because The Notices Would Occur Before the Election. (Source: National Journal)

• First President to Intentionally Disable Credit Card Security Measures (in order to allow over-the-limit donations, foreign contributions and other illegal fundraising measures – Source: Power Line)

• First President to send 80 percent of a $ 16 billion program (green energy) to his campaign bundlers and contributors, leaving only 20% to those who did not contribute. (Source: Washington Examiner)
• First President to issue an Executive Order implementing a “Racial Justice System”, a system that tries to achieve “racially equivalent outcomes” for crimes (Source: Daily Caller)

• First President to Use the EPA to Punish Political Enemies and Reward Political Allies (Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute)
• First President to Send Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to His Wife’s Former Employer (Source: White House Dossier)

Economy
• First President to Move America Past the Dependency Tipping Point, In Which 51% of Households Now Pay No Income Taxes (Source: Center for Individual Freedom)

• First President to Increase Food Stamp Spending By More Than 100% in Less Than Four Years (Source: Sen. Jeff Sessions)

• First President to Propose Budgets So Unreasonable That Not a Single Representative From Either Party Would Cast a Vote in Favor (Sources: The Hill, Open Market)
• First President Whose Economic Policies Have the Number of Americans on Disability Exceed the Population of New York (Source: CNS News)

• First President to Sign a Law Requiring All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party (Source: Wall Street Journal)
• First President to Sue States For Enforcing Immigration Laws Passed by Congress (Source: The Arizona Republic newspaper)
• First President to See America Lose Its Status as the World's Largest Economy (Source: Peterson Institute)

• First President to Attempt to Bully a Major Manufacturing Company Into Not Opening a Factory in a Right-to-Work State (Boeing’s facility in South Carolina – Source: Wall Street Journal)

Energy Policy
• First President to Endanger the Stability of the Electric Grid by Shutting Down Hundreds of Coal-Fired Plants Without Adequate Replacement Technologies (Source: National Electric Reliability Corporation – PDF)

National Security and World Affairs
• First President to Openly Defy a Congressional Order Not To Share Sensitive Nuclear Defense Secrets With the Russian Government (Sources: ABC News, Rep. Michael Turner)

• First President to send $ 200 million to a terrorist organization (Hamas) after Congress had explicitly frozen the money for fear it would fund attacks against civilians (Sources: American Thinker, The Independent [UK])

Miscellania

But remember: he will not rest until all Americans have jobs, affordable homes, green-energy vehicles, and the environment is repaired, etc., etc., etc.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Rep. Charlie Rangel demands Americans embrace totalitarianism and dictatorship: “Drop the charade of democracy”

Guest post by Allen West

It appears one Democrat member of Congress has decided to drop the mask and reveal who he really is. Unbelievably, Charlie Rangel told NY1 that “President Obama should drop the charade of democracy and rule directly through executive orders.” I mean, why not? After all, Rep. Rangel’s own relationship with following laws is fuzzy at best, given his problems with tax evasion.

According to Politicker, Rangel said “I’m gonna see why we can’t use executive orders for everything.” Why not Charlie? Because of our pesky Constitution, which states executive orders are only to be used in case of national emergency, not as a means by which the executive branch circumvents the legislative branch, or our established process of checks and balances.

Of course, the House of Representatives, which holds the government purse strings, can simply not fund these imperial edicts as handed down from on high.

Have other American presidents utilized the executive order? Absolutely, but none as prominently as President Obama, and perhaps Rangel clues us in as to why.

It was President Obama who stated to a cheering crowd he would bypass Congress to further his agenda, and I guess that’s one thing he didn’t lie about.

Rangel says a precedent has been established – and it’s a very dangerous one when a president believes himself (or herself) above the rule of law and makes decrees to be obeyed outside the legislative branch. This would indeed represent the end of our beloved Republic and the rise of someone similar to a Caesar – which did not end up so well for ol’ Julius.

Rangel’s comments are a window into the mindset of these liberal progressives. They simply do not believe the rule of law should constrain their intentions to fundamentally transform the United States of America. It’s as if they’re sitting back and daring the American people to defy their will. Sadly, I don’t believe the Republican Party has the intestinal fortitude to fight this ideological war. The mission, as it should, falls squarely upon the shoulders of us, We the People. Are you up for this fight? I sure as heck am.

Read more at AllenBWest.com

Doug Ross @ Journal

White House Uses Taxpayer Funds to Promote Goldman Sachs While Massively Expanding the Welfare State

FOOD STAMP EXPLOSION: The White House is now using taxpayer funds to promote economic illiteracy like this, which it shares with Common Core. The term SNAP refers to food stamps:

Now let’s think this through.

1. The government takes $ 10 from you, which prevents you from spending it on something you want…

2. The government launders that $ 10 through the federal bureaucracy, which leaves roughly $ 5 for benefits…

3. The government takes the remaining $ 5 it hasn’t wasted and sends it to those who may or may not need it…

Hold up. My first point is wrong. The government doesn’t take $ 10 from you… it takes $ 6 from you and borrows the rest by issuing debt.

And that borrowing program is executed by a certain number of “Primary Dealers” — enormous, powerful banks like Goldman Sachs — that make billions managing the sale of U.S. debt.

Furthermore, the fraud endemic in the food stamp program is legendary. Billions upon billions of your money is stolen each year, much of it in plain view on sites like Craig’s List.

Therefore, in order to believe the collectivist propagandists in the Obama White House, you’d have to ignore all of the fraud, ignore Goldman Sachs, ignore the borrowing, ignore all of the money laundered through the federal bureaucracy, ignore the money confiscated from you… and pretend all of that is more efficient than you spending your money freely on things that you need or want.

You’d have to be completely mad or completely ignorant to believe that — and it would seem the White House thinks you’re either one or the other.

Hat tip: G-Man.

Doug Ross @ Journal