Tuesday, January 10, 2012

And you say we're not headed...

down the road to Nazi Germany?

Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that came out of DHS headquarters in November, Washington has the written permission to retain data on users of social media and online networking platforms.

Specifically, the DHS announced the NCO and its Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) can collect personal information from news anchors, journalists, reporters or anyone who may use “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”


You'll find the PDF of this (and some other interesting programs) on this page http://www.dhs.gov/files/publications/gc_1284657535855.shtm

Note that it SAYS only haiti and winter olympics.. Yeah, right, sure. Hey! I have some lovely oceanfront property in Iowa to sell you!

Why Democrats must go!

Then listen to part 2:

Speaking of Michael Berry, his show is now on from 8 am till 11 am, central time, on KTRH am 740 out of Houston >> http://www.ktrh.com/main.html and then from 5 to 7 pm. A good show to listen to!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Weather

Winter in south Texas is strange. One day you have the heater on, the next day you have the air conditioner on because the humidity is high. Or in the same day (we've had that happen more than a couple of times).

There is some breaking news out of the Middle East:

The Pentagon to Send US Troops to Israel. Iran is the Unspoken Target

Evidently this is a blacked-out newsbit here in the US, although I haven't turned on the news yet today (watching Style instead).

Is this going to be another Iraq? When a country that *has* nuclear weapons threatens to invade, don't you think the country that the invasion is supposed to come, will *want* nuclear weapons? I've been reading some more Ron Paul, and I'm coming more to agree with his views.

I've also come to the conclusion that the US is an empire - rather like the British Empire of past years. Europe and Japan are (fairly) robust economies, why can't they do their own defense, instead of the US? And if your answer is no, please comment as to 'why not?' I keep hearing "if the US doesn't do it, no one will", which is kind of a silly position, its basically the same as thinking "If the government doesn't do it, no one will". Quite a few things would be better off, if the government *didn't* do it, and private sector did.

None of the candidates on the right or the left (except for Ron Paul) are for reining in, or limiting the government. Most of the Republicans are for expanding the Patriot Act (which tramples all over people's rights); and for expanding even further. The Dems are only a few steps ahead of the Reps for expanding.

On another note, I had a package of Fava beans in my freezer, decided to finally cook them up - the website for the company has Mediterranean recipes. Here it is >> http://www.ziyad.com/recipes Some interesting recipes, and you really should try Baba Ganoush. Its great with pita bread!