Larwyn’s Linx: Digging Out From Under the Rubble of Obama’s Catastrophic “Success”

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Nation

Digging Out From Under the Rubble of Obama’s Catastrophic “Success”: Ace
You Can’t Buy Insurance At Any Time Anymore: S&L
New Yorkers rally against Cuomo regime: Raquel Okyay

War to the Knife, Knife to the Hilt: R.S. McCain
Kansas Legislature Passes Sweeping Pro-2nd Amendment Law: RWN
Florida Senate Demands a “Convention of the States” to Stop Obama: ConTrib

Mr. President, I Have News for You: Carl Cannon
Democrats Stole $ 75K Worth of TVs During 2012 Convention: Publius
The Establishment GOP Proves It’s No Better Than the Progressive Left: GayPat

Photos, videos from gun rally at CT State Capitol in Hartford: FAM
Otis McDonald Passes Away: SCC
Kansas bill voids local gun control laws: Hot Air

Economy

This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like…: Michael Snyder
Native-Born Americans Trail Immigrants In Obama-Era Jobs “Recovery”: VDARE
Great news. Kentucky jail signing up exiting inmates for Obamacare: Hot Air

Scandal Central

Criminal Protection Racket: Contempt Charge Impotent, Latest on Civil Suit Against Holder: MagNote
Deadbeat: Charlie Rangel Stopped Paying Rent on NYC Office as of 2013, Blames the GOP: JWF
Co-Sponsor of UCLA anti-Israel divestment resolution arrested for false imprisonment: LI

Why did Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?: Matthias Gafni
What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?: Rick Moran
Yee’s votes and checks often coincide: LAT

Climate & Energy

March Temperature Data Makes It Official: No Global Warming For Last 212 Months: WZ
Obama and the EPA Know No Bounds With Regard To Climate Change: Flopping Aces
“Climate Change” Might Possibly Maybe Damage Baseball: Cove

Media

How Comcast bought the Democratic Party: WFB
Blood libel in the Star-Ledger: Koch brothers blew up fertilizer plant in Texas: WyBlog
How to tell if a presidential candidate is an establishment Republican: Unyielding

The Liberal Gulag: The Brendan Eich case brings out the nature of liberal fascism: Kevin D. Williamson
Lawyer Hillary Vs The Allegedly Raped Child: S&L (2008)
Can We Credit the New Conceal Carry Law in Chicago for Reduced Homicide Rate?: Rick Moran

Celebrate Conformity!: Mark Steyn
Your Monday Dose of Doom & Gloom, Gotterdammerung-Sized: Stephen Green
Creepiness Runs in the Biden Family: Instapundit

World

Muslim Brotherhood Launches US Political Network to Promote Sharia Law: GWP
Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’: WaPo
Malaysia Airlines MH370: authorities ‘very close’ to finding missing plane: Telegraph

China Lashes Out At North Korea: ZH
US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea: RedAlert
18,965,000 people know the Euro is not working: Commentator

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Had To Happen: Hacking Into A Tesla Model S Electric Car: Antony Ingram
How To Make Your Own Apps: Popular Mechanics
Added Sugar is The Single Worst Ingredient in The Diet. Period.: Authority Nutrition

Cornucopia

“This is the Renegade GOP That Goes After Sellouts on Both Sides”: Reclaim Our Republic
Sunday: First World Problems Day: MOTUS
Honda speed-record lawnmower is quicker than its cars: Road & Track

Image: New Yorkers rally against Cuomo regime
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QOTD: “Monday Should Be “Call Mozilla Monday”

Let this company of fascist cowards hear from you: hear from everyone: Mozilla Corporation – Mountain View, CA 650 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone number (650) 903-0800

Current acting CEO is Mitchell Burke. Let her (yes “her”) know where you stand on the issue.

Monday’s Conference Call at Mozilla
Dial-in: conference# 8600
US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600
US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

Ms. Mitchell Baker, Co-Founder
Li Gong, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Mobile Devices
Mr. Tristan Nitot, President of Mozilla Europe Operations
Ms. Christie Koehler, Head of Education
Mr. Harvey Anderson, Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs” –American Digest

Doug Ross @ Journal

Fifth earthquake in 5 days hits Israel. Bible warns of catastrophic earthquakes in Israel in the “last days.”

Israeli seismographs records 5th earthquake in five days. (photo credit: Alon Ron)

Israeli seismographs records 5th earthquake in five days. (photo credit: Alon Ron)

Every 80 years or so, Israel has a major, catastrophic earthquake. So Israelis know they are “due” for a “big one.”

Those who pay attention to Bible prophecy also know that both the Old and New Testament Scriptures describe major earthquakes occurring in Israel in the last days.

Earthquake preparations are on the increase by government agencies and among private companies and such preparations will now accelerate, especially in the wake of five minor earthquakes in Israel in the course of the past five days. Among the steps being taken: a new earthquake alert system is being developed by the government and is expected to be ready in 2016.

“Israel’s last major earthquake rattled the region in 1927″ reports the Times of Israel, was “a 6.2-magnitude tremor that killed 500 and injured another 700.” Before that, “an earthquake in 1837 left as many as 5,000 people dead.”

“A small earthquake shook the Sea of Galilee area on Tuesday morning, the fifth such tremor in less than a week,” noted the Times. “The quake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, caused no reported damage or injuries.”

“On Sunday, two minor earthquakes, both measuring 3.6 in intensity, were reported in the north, which followed similar quakes on Saturday and Thursday,” the Times noted. “No injuries have been reported, although some buildings in Tiberias were lightly damaged by the tremors. Last Sunday, a 6.4-magnitude quake, centered in the Mediterranean Sea near Crete, was felt in Athens, Egypt and Israel….In response to the string of temblors, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special cabinet meeting Monday to discuss the state’s earthquake preparedness, and, on Sunday, the Home Front Command and emergency services representatives held a meeting to discuss emergency procedures in the case of a more major earthquake.”

In Epicenter, I note that Bible prophecy warns of several catastrophic earthquakes that will strike Israel in the “last days.” For example:

  • “It will come about on that day when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord God, “that My fury will mount up in My anger. In My zeal and in My blazing wrath, I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.” (Ezekiel 38:18-20)
  • “I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.” (Revelation 6:12-13)
  • “Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne saying, ‘It is done.’ And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. The great city [Jerusalem] was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell….” (Revelation 16:17-19)

OTHER EARTHQUAKE COVERAGE WORTH NOTING:


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

U.S. Treasury Warns of What’s to Come: “Catastrophic Effect… Could Last for More Than a Generation”

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The next time someone tells you that the US government is operating in a fiscally sustainable manner and that our economy is growing strongly point them to the latest report from the U.S. Treasury Department.

According to the new report released yesterday all of our worst fears may soon be realized should the United States default on its obligations to creditors, employees, and recipients of state-sponsored benefits.

The report details the consequences of Congress failing to raise the debt ceiling so that the government can borrow more money. The political impasse will likely be resolved in the 11th hour just as it has been during prior showdowns. But, the report has much broader implications.

This is nothing short of an official admission and confirmation of the decades’ long woeful mismanagement of U.S. economic, fiscal and monetary policy.

Here’s what you can expect to happen on that fateful day when our government is no longer extended the credit it needs to cover its trillion dollar commitments:

“In the event that a debt limit impasse were to lead to a default, it could have a catastrophic effect on not just financial markets but also on job creation, consumer spending and economic growth,” the report said.

Credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, US interest rates could skyrocket, the negative spillovers could reverberate around the world, and there might be a financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.

“Considering the experience of countries around the world that have defaulted on their debt, not only might the economic consequences of default be profound, but those consequences, including high interest rates, reduced investment, higher debt payments, and slow economic growth, could last for more than a generation,” the report states.

Via: Yahoo and HuffPost

While all the political hoopla in Congress will eventually lead to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, the fact is that we are very quickly approaching our limit as a nation.

At some point our creditors are going to pull the plug. They understand that the $ 200 trillion in obligations we have will never be met. Countries like Russia, China, and even the private central banking conglomerates are positioning their chess pieces right now for when this day comes.

The end result is going to widespread financial and economy destruction, a meltdown of the U.S. dollar, and a collapse of our very way of life as tens of millions of Americans will be instantly impoverished.

Economic analyst John Williams has warned that when it does finally happen, we can fully expect disruptions to our food supplies and the normal flow of commerce.

Without the U.S. dollar as a viable mechanism of exchange, such a  scenario could very quickly lead to civil unrest, violence, and widespread looting. While most Americans may deny that the possibility exists, it’s exactly the scenario that U.S. Homeland Security experts and the Pentagon have been simulating for years.

The U.S. Treasury Department has confirmed it can happen. The military and DHS are actively war-gaming contingency plans and stockpiling ammunition, recruiting soldiers for interment operations, and arming up local police forces. Furthermore, governments around the world are training for it.

Take their lead, and do the same on an individual level by developing your own long-term preparedness plan. Set aside food in case it is no longer available at grocery stores. Save some gold and silver to utilize as a mechanism of exchange should the dollar crash. Learn to use a firearm and have ammunition on hand to defend yourself when the masses start fighting for whatever resources remain.

While the timing of the Treasury Department’s report is designed to instill fear in the American public, understand that raising the debt ceiling will do absolutely nothing to resolve the underlying issues we face and the consequences that will eventually be realized.

 


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

Power Outage Wreaks Havoc in NYC: “There Appears to Have Been No Plan for This Type of Catastrophic Failure”

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(Pictured: Thousands of commuters at Grand Central Station try to figure out how to get home amid power outage)

Outgoing Department of Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano has repeatedly warned of the imminence of a widespread power outage originating from a rogue attack on the nation’s electricity grid.

They know such an event is coming, and in a couple of months they’ll be running a full-scale simulation involving hundreds of government agencies and businesses across North America to prepare for it.

The fact of the matter is that America is not ready for such an event – be it a man-made attack or a natural disaster.

Yesterday morning a massive power outage struck New York City’s metro rail system, stranding thousands of passengers and causing hours-long traffic delays in and out of the city.

This is just a taste of what we can expect if it were to happen nationwide all at once:

Tens of thousands of commuters scrambled Thursday for alternative transportation between the Connecticut suburbs and the city as a power failure disabled one of the nation’s busiest commuter rail lines for a second day.

Parts of Interstate 95 were backed up for hours as transit officials scrambled to find alternative power sources and avoid what they said could be weeks of snarled commutes.

Amtrak trips between New York and Boston are running as much as 90 minutes late because of congestion caused by the commuter line outage.

Marjorie Anders, a spokeswoman for Metro-North, said officials are working to accommodate riders after power was lost along an 8-mile stretch of track…  The line serves 125,000 daily passengers at 38 stations in 23 towns.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy warned that repairs could take more than three weeks.

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“This is not an act of God as we normally treat weather conditions,” he said standing in Grand Central Thursday night. “This is a failure, for one reason or another, of the system.”

The New York-based utility Consolidated Edison plans to set up three transformers to bring 13,000 volts to a line that failed Wednesday, but it is unclear how many trains could be served with the added power since the line normally requires 138,000 volts, Malloy said.

“There appears to have been little to no plan for this type of catastrophic failure,” he said, explaining that a two to three week repair time was unacceptable.

The source of a power failure has not yet been determined, said Allan Drury, spokesman for the utility Consolidated Edison.

Source: USA Today via Steve Quayle

After hundreds of billions of dollars spent by Homeland Security, FEMA and other emergency agencies, there was no plan!

It should be clear that, despite all of the rhetoric coming from emergency planners over the last decade, New York City (and the country as a whole) is totally exposed to a large-scale catastrophic emergency that brings down the power grid.

This isolated incident, like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, prove yet again that the system as a whole will break down rapidly should disaster strike on a mass scale.

Whether a grid-down event comes a as result of a cyber attack, super EMP weapon, or a solar flare from the sun, the consequences would be devastating and almost instantaneous.

Millions of people would be stranded with no way to get home. Grocery and convenience stores would empty of food and potable water within a matter of hours, perhaps even minutes. Transportation, communication and commerce systems would come to a standstill.

This would be nothing short of one of the most horrific scenarios imaginable.

What’s more, as evidenced by the events in New York, should the three major power grids across the country go down, there is no bringing them back in a timely fashion. Former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett has warned that the grid components required, such as transformers, are not easily available and could take as long as 18 months to bring online.

We could have events in the future where the power grid will go down and it’s not, in any reasonable time, coming back up. For instance, if when the power grid went down some of our large transformers were destroyed, damaged beyond use, we don’t make any of those in this country.

They’re made overseas and you order one and 18 months to two years later they will deliver it.

Our power grid is very vulnerable. It’s very much on edge. Our military knows that.

That’s a huge problem, and one that promises to lead to a widespread population “die-off”, as noted by a recent study from the Center for Security Policy:

Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can’t support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity,” said Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.

That’s why Roscoe Bartlett and others have suggested that those with the ability to do so should move their families out of major cities and prepare an individual preparedness plan to ready themselves for the absence of government assistance for extended periods.

The threat is real and today’s events in New York should make it clear to everyone that we are not ready for it.


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

Presidential Meeting Signals Catastrophic Event: “There Is a Crisis Unfolding Somewhere in the Background”

If there’s one thing we know about how the US government operates, it’s that the American people are often the last to know about serious problems that may be taking place behind the scenes.

This week, in a move that has spooked a lot of economic and financial analysts, President Barack Obama held a special, closed door meeting with the heads of the U.S. government’s financial, monetary and oversight agencies. It included members of the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the CFTC, the SEC, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

This has left many wondering what is really going on – and if a serious event is about to take place yet again.

I guess I’m always unnerved as a result of what happened in April, the last time the President of the United States had a meeting with all of the bank heads, and two days later the price of gold was smashed for over $ 200.

Now, the President is meeting with all of the heads of the various agencies, institutions, the Fed, and all of the other key money entities in the United States today.  What’s that all about?

But clearly if the President is having this meeting, there is a crisis unfolding somewhere in the background, and it could very well relate to the dollar, interest rates, and the massive derivatives market associated with interest rates…

This surge in interest rates may have already seriously destabilized the entire financial system, and that’s why there is this meeting taking place in the White House today.  The fact is that the vast majority of derivatives in the global financial system are related to interest rates.

Now, the entire financial system may be on the precipice of some sort of catastrophic event unfolding because of what we have already seen in the bond market, and how the derivatives are so heavily intertwined.  Meaning, we may be on the verge of another disastrous derivatives meltdown.

John Embry – King World News via Steve Quayle

Ahead of the 2008 collapse, as the pillars of our financial system were undergoing a controlled detonation, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve assured us the crisis had been contained. Experts and pundits on television were screaming to investors that everything was fine and to keep buying the dips.

Behind the scenes, however, President Bush, the Federal Reserve, and the world’s leading financial institutions were scrambling to figure out how to keep the whole thing from falling apart. As former US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson noted, we were on the brink of a historic collapse, and they knew it well ahead of time.

The American people were not as fortunate. Most of us came to the realization things had taken a turn for the worse only after 50% of our wealth had been wiped out in a stock market and housing crash.

Today, like before, all of the experts in Washington and the mainstream media are making a point to reassure us that we are in the midst of an economic recovery. However, key economic indicators suggest otherwise. We are seeing a plunge in global shipping, a halt in consumer spending, and perhaps most importantly, a significant rise in interest rates and the US government’s borrowing costs.

Now, as the President meets with a veritable who’s who of government finance, lending and monetary policy one can’t help but think something is amiss.

Are we on the brink of another global disaster?

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