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the Patch

The other day I needed to go to the emergency room.
Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on my old Army fatigues and stuck a patch onto the front of my shirt that I had downloaded off the Internet.
When I went into the E.R., I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left.
I guess they decided that they weren’t that sick after all. Cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time.
Here’s the patch.

Feel free to use it the next time you’re in need of quicker emergency service.
It also works at DMV it saved me 5 hours.
And the Laundromat three minutes after entering I had my choice of any machine most still running.
Don’t try it at McDonald’s, the whole crew got up and left and l never got my order.
-thanks to RK

091116 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

Divided States – How U.S. will Split

from StrangeMaps

Endtime prophecy is not the province of the religiously excitable alone. Even the die-hard materialists of the Russian intelligence service FSB (formerly the KGB) dabble in apocalyptic musings – although the scope of this particular prediction is not global, but limited to the imminent demise of that old-and-new archenemy, the United States.

Igor Panarin has been predicting the “moral and economic collapse” of the US for about a decade now; he set the Endtime for the American Empire at the year 2010, and the recent arrival of the credit crunch lends some credence to his outlandish forecast – at least as far as the Russian (state) media is concerned. Panarin, formerly a KGB analyst and now an academic, gets about two interview requests a day.

The break-up predicted by Panarin would be the result of mass immigration, economic decline and moral degradation, all of which would trigger a second American civil war, and the collapse of the dollar. This would then lead to the break-up of the United States, by mid-2010, into half a dozen regional sub-entities. These would be dominated or absorbed outright by foreign powers.

  • Alaska would revert to Russia, and Hawaii would become Chinese or Japanese.
  • The West Coast (the three Pacific states, joined with Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Arizona in a Californian Republic), would fall to China or at least be under Chinese influence.
  • A Texas Republic, which would also include New Mexico, Oklahoma and all the other traditionally southern states (except the Carolinas, the Virginias, Kentucky and Tennessee), would similarly be either directly or indirectly under the sway of Mexico.
  • The aforementioned southern exceptions would join the northeastern states in forming a bloc that might join the European Union.
  • The rest – all midwestern and western states – would be at Canada’s mercy.
Imagine Chinese overlordship of Utah – another Tibet waiting to happen -, the Maple Leaf flag flying at the Gateway Arch and the European Union and Mexico meeting just south of there, on the Mississippi. As far-fetched as that may sound, Mr Panarin is no fringe looney. He heads the Russian Foreign Ministry’s academy for future diplomats (and Russia will need quite a few more of those, if his prediction comes true). Mr Panarin also is one of  the talking heads on (Russian state) tv whenever US-Russian relations are at issue.

The popularity of his end-of-America views mirrors the Kremlin’s semi-official anti-Americanism, and it is all the more popular for the pithy sympathy he wraps up his predicitions in: Panarin claims his disintegration scenario has about 50% chance of happening, and if it did, it would not be the best outcome – for Russia, that is. Even though the Russians would again cross the Bering Strait to retake possession of Alyaska, the disintegration of Russia’s main trading partner would spell economic trouble for the resurgent world power.

One can’t help but feel that Mr Panarin’s view is less a realistic scenario based on cold, hard facts (as he claims), and more a kind of payback for America’s and the West’s gleeful spectatorship of the Soviet Union’s collapse. Mr Panarin explicitly refers to political scientist Emmanuel Todd, who in 1976 predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union. “People laughed at him”, Mr Panarin is quoted as saying by this article in the Wall Street Journal, implying that he can relate to the scorn felt by Mr Todd at the time, and is anticipating a similar vindication.

As with religious eschatologists (at least those careless enough to posit a near and definite date for the world’s end), the only way definitely to disprove Mr Panarin’s reverse Schadenfreude is to wait for his prediction to outlive itself. So let’s see exactly what Mr Obama remains president of, if anything, come August 2010…

from StrangeMaps

091112 at 12:02 am 2 comments

job opening: INTERNMENT / RESETTLEMENT SPECIALIST

What’s missing in the job description is WHO the military prisoners to be interned may include. To watch the telling vid, visit NationalGuard.com
mahalo to maukakane  -aloha! hepsy

Description

Internment / Resettlement Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. Internment / Resettlement Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to US military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; provide custody, control, supervision and security to internees within a detention/internment facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.

What’s missing in the job description is WHO the military prisoners to be interned will include!

090805 at 9:18 am 8 comments

Kim’s Missile, Obama’s Omission

-by Linda Butts

Kim_Strangelove_Hawaii1Of the actions Obama has accomplished quite expediently, the one that causes the most concern is what he has shown he cannot do.

The one thing, above all others, that promises disaster with Obama at the helm is defense of US, our United States, with him as Commander in Chief.

North Korea’s Kim and Iran’s Achminijad scurry for offensive action.
Obama is on a mission of apolgy.


For years now, we in Hawaii hear intermittent reports of the missiles Kim Jong Il has been playing with. They can reach US, we’re told, which means either Alaska or Hawaii. Sometimes it’s been just the “I’m going to do this” of a madman. Other times he’s produced a fizzle in the Pacific. If I had been keeping track, there’d be a pattern, I’m sure, in the frequency of Kim’s “it can reach the United States” obsession.

For the past few days the usual Hawaii talk of Kim’s nuclear ambition is garnering media attention, at least on the mainland if not the world. July 4 is the targeted date for a missile aimed at Hawaii. Local reports, relayed from Japan, use “early July” July 4-8. That’s a span of days, not a specific date. The emphasis is a missile aimed at Hawaii, not that Hawaii is targeted. That’s what’s talked about here.

Whether a specific day or location is targeted, if Kim’s missile proves to be more of another fizzle than hitting Hawaii, there are many miles of uninhabited Hawaii. The Hawaii Island chain is about 1,500 miles long. Kim’s missile has a reported reach of about 4,000 miles. The main islands of Hawaii are about 4,500 miles from North Korea.

People who were on Oahu at the time it was bombed, remember the details of the day when explosives were dropped in and around Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. They remember their awe when they discovered that the assault was known of, by government people in position to do something, before those bombs were dropped.

We now on Oahu, I am sure, will remember the details of the day, should Kim’s missile have the temerity to reach our Island in early July.

Sixty plus years ago, those in position to protect the Territory of Hawaii, the people, and United States military interests, did nothing to prevent the devastation brought by kamikaze. Those mighty ships were manned with men prepared to defend what was, instead, forfeited. Before the fact, their chance to prevent the attack was denied by those who were in position to subvert it.

If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded. – Karl Marx

Communication is way better today that it was in 1941. We know, and have known, of bedlimite Kim’s aspiration to damage, or at least challenge, US, the United States. The bloggers are all over it. Those in the United States in position to prevent an attack on American soil, or in American waters, are geared to repeat history.

Maybe Kim wants to scare US. Personally, I’ll not give him that satisfaction. Should Kim’s plaything find its way to Oahu, Niihau, the Big Island of Hawaii, or anywhere in between, well, it’ll be a new experience. But what of US, the United States?

The man in position with the greatest power to protect the interests of the United States of America has shown the man he is. He is not a mystery, he is a man who, incredible as it is, does not display an interest in defense of our country. Forget his economic policy, his demeaning apologies for what we, the US, are, what our history is. Obama is a detriment on vivid display.

Obama holds the position of Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. How embarrassed was the airman whose salute was returned not with a courteous, respectful salute in reply, but an extended hand? How embarrassed are the troops whose president shows disdain for the standard, the flag of the United States of America, that symbolizes the purpose of their uniform? They (military personnel) can not say with confidence that orders from the man in position as Commander in Chief are legal. This is a man (Obama) who is to command the greatest Armed Forces in the World?

The man’s experience is community organization, incomplete Senatorial duties, hiding paperwork, reading teleprompters, apology, promoting Political Correctness… He has shown his character. He’s a man of appearance, a man with charisma, a man who prefers Czar Power to Representative Governance. No, he cannot be expected to make dignified decisions to the advantage of the people of the United States, to the Constitution he is sworn to uphold.

Is Obama expected to respond commendably to the nuclear threats of a madman?
Or will he surprise US?
We shall see.


090619 at 11:47 am 17 comments

Diamonds & Lip Gloss

securityforcessnipers2

Please bend over – Again!

This nineteen-year-old ex-cheerleader (now an Air Force Security Forces Sniper) was watching a rolad that led to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engage the target (i.e., she shot him). Turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers.

The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. (That’s a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields!) She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which detonated: he was blown to pieces. And the last thing that came out of his mouth… was his butt. The Air  Force made a motivational poster of her.

-email from Rick

090424 at 8:15 pm 5 comments

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