Remember When Ignoring The Law Was So Cool To Leftards?

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THE KENTUCKY MIRACLE: KIM DAVIS TEACHES LIBERALS TO VALUE THE RULE OF LAW

You can read more at the link.  I don’t have much to add to this event.  I do wonder what Ms.  Davis hopes to accomplish.  While I deplore the SCOTUS ruling, it is their ruling.  This issue will not be reconsidered by the actions of Kim Davis.  I think a more reasonable way would be to resign and then work for the change in a more effective way. 

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NY Times Once Again Demonstrates That Leftards Hate Success!!!! Warns Europe Not To Adopt Australian Policies!!!!

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The US would do well to take some notes as to what Australia has recently done.

NEW YORK TIMES WARNS EUROPE AGAINST AUSTRALIA’S SUCCESSFUL MIGRATION POLICIES

Australia is the only country in the world to successfully tackle the problem of migrant boats. It does this by saying ‘no’ to irregular seafaring arrivals, while at the same time admitting genuine refugees through an orderly process of entry.

This, of course, has been enough to induce a bout of elbow-gripping hysteria at the New York Times, which has warned Europe not to adopt this policy.

In an editorial in Thursday’s edition under the headline ‘Australia’s Brutal Treatment of Migrants’ the newspaper made it clear that the one proven approach that can stop the tragedy of migrant drownings and put people smugglers out of business is the one that should not be followed.

‘Some European officials may be tempted to adopt the hard-line approach Australia has used to stem a similar tide of migrants. That would be unconscionable.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has overseen a ruthlessly effective effort to stop boats packed with migrants, many of them refugees, from reaching Australia’s shores. His policies have been inhumane, of dubious legality and strikingly at odds with the country’s tradition of welcoming people fleeing persecution and war.’

As Breitbart News reported last month, Australia has just recorded 12 months without a single refugee boat arrival. Under Mr Abbott’s border control reforms of December 2013 –Operation Sovereign Borders – Australia has turned back 20 boats, preventing at least 633 people from arriving in the country.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton made the announcement. He said:

“The fact that today we celebrate that we have not had a successful people smuggling venture in a year, and that over the course of the last 18 months or so we have turned back 20 boats and stopped 633 people from arriving in our country, is a significant achievement…

“…We have a very clear policy in place and that is that people who seek to come to our country by boat illegally will not settle in our country.”

Dutton reiterated the government’s firm belief that had the migrant boats not been prevented from landing after their passage from Indonesia, hundreds or thousands more would have followed with potentially catastrophic loss of life at sea.

Australia is firm in the belief that everyone who arrives by boat is immediately detained and then sent to have their claims processed in nearby Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Those found to be refugees are then resettled in PNG, Nauru or Cambodia but not Australia. The warning of ‘no visa, no entry’ is clearly made in this government video:  [you can see it at the link above]

Australia has also adopted a policy of tow-backs, or turning boats around and sending them back to their point of departure before they enter Australian waters. Those who fail to comply are removed from their vessels (which are then sunk by naval gunfire) and in some cases placed in government-supplied lifeboats and sent on their way with provisions for the return journey.

Mr Abbott has continued to defend the ‘turn-back policy’ for asylum seekers in the face of some domestic and much international criticism on the simple premise that it works and it is coupled with an orderly migration scheme. Australia is the third-largest recipient of refugees under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees resettlement program, behind only Canada and the United States.

Yet somehow this policy success upsets the delicate sensibilities of the New York Times editorial board. They don’t understand that if you don’t want to witness tragic migrant drownings then you have to stop people getting on the boats in the first place.

Well, now, it could be that the NY Times believes what is happening in Europe is a success, as birthplace of Western Civilization implodes upon itself with its suicidal policies.  But, I really don’t believe the NY Times will like what takes its place. 

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The Mad-Mad World We Live In ……

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This is so madly stupid it can only be true.

Teen Being Charged For Possessing Nude Pictures…Of Himself

Cormega Copening is a 17-year-old from North Carolina who is facing up to 10 years in prison for sexually exploiting a minor–himself. Copening and his 16-year-old girlfriend are legally able to consent to have sex with each other in the state of North Carolina, yet the fact that they sent nude pictures of themselves to each other (or, in Copening’s case, kept them on his phone) means that they are now both being charged with a crime.

Robby Soave over at Reason has more:

But first, to recap: Copening and his girlfriend—now identified as Brianna Denson—are like other teenagers in that they have more than a passing interest in sex. Indeed, when they were 16, they exchanged racy sexy photos via text message. Denson sent pictures to Copening, and Copening sent pictures to Denson. It appears that no one else saw the pictures until local authorities searched Copening’s phone and discovered them.

Why did they search his phone? It’s not clear, but local news reports claimed that it had nothing to do with the sexts themselves. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to a request for comment. According to fayobserver.com, there is no record of a search warrant being issued for Copening’s phone.

Both teens were charged with sexual exploitation. Denson pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was given 12 months of probation.

Copening, however, is still facing two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation and three counts of third-degree exploitation. As Ricochet’s Tom Meyer points out, the third-degree charges—which constitute a majority of the total charges—actually stem from the pictures Copening had of himself. The implication is clear: Copening does not own himself, from the standpoint of the law, and is not free to keep sexually-provocative pictures, even if they depict his own body.

But consider this: North Carolina is one of two states in the country (the other is progressive New York) that considers 16 to be the age of adulthood for criminal purposes. This mean, of course, that Copening can be tried as an adult for exploiting a minor—himself.

What a nightmare.

While it’s generally not the best idea to exchange nude photos with someone, it’s absolutely absurd that Copening could be facing jail time–and a lifetime on the sex offender registry–for having racy pictures of himself on his cell phone. North Carolina law makes it so that Copening is considered an adult perpetrator yet simultaneously a minor victim. This is insane. A person is either a minor or an adult. They cannot be both. This isn’t a “Schrödinger’s sext” situation.

Copening’s girlfriend was able to plead guilty to lesser charges and avoided a lifetime on the sex offender registry. (Think about that: she faced a lifetime on the sex offender registry, listed among child molesters and rapists, for sending and storing nude pictures of herself.)

Sure, sexting is bad. But consensual, non-shared sexts between a boyfriend and a girlfriend shouldn’t be a criminal charge–and neither should taking a racy picture of yourself. This isn’t making the community safer from a sexual deviant–it’s potentially ruining someone’s life for an act that didn’t harm anybody. North Carolina’s laws need to be examined and updated. These potential penalties are way too harsh for the “crime.”

What the hell? 

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A Pretty Darn Good Idea, If You Ask Me!!!!

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Egyptian Billionaire Offers to Buy Mediterranean Island for Syrian Refugees

What to do about Syria refugee crisis, which has overwhelmed the country’s poorer neighbors like Jordan and Lebanon and caused a crisis in European countries? One Egyptian billionaire has offered a temporary solution: buy a deserted Mediterranean island for them.

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered his own solution to help solve the growing migrant crisis. Sawiris wants to buy a Mediterranean Island to allow refugees a temporary shelter until a long-term solution can be found.

Sawiris is considering approaching the governments of Greece and Italy to possibly buy an island to help migrants fleeing from conflict zones, like Syria.

The billionaire tweeted that he could “host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country.” It might be a “crazy idea” he admitted, but said it could work “until they can return to their countries??!!”

In an interview with AFP, Sawiris said the plan is certainly feasible.

“You have dozens of islands which are deserted and could accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees … [as] temporary shelters to house the people, then you start employing the people to build housing, schools, universities, hospitals,” he said.

“And if things improve, whoever wants to go back [to their country] goes back.”

Sawiris’ concern is that the migrants are treated with dignity as “human beings,” not “like cattle” as they are now, he explained.

Regardless of how feasible the billionaire’s plan really is, it’s clear that he wants to use his wealth to help people, which in and of itself is commendable, especially considering the Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing nothing to help Syria’s refugees.

I think it’s a fantastic idea! 

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Ohhhhh!!!!!!!! Nice Weapon!!!! Gotta Have! “The Crusader”!!

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Florida gunmaker produces assault rifle ‘never to be used by Muslim terrorists’

A new assault rifle being manufactured in central Florida has drawn fire after the gunmaker branded it the “Crusader” and said it was designed “to never be used by Muslim terrorists.”

Spike’s Tactical in Apopka etched its new $1,395 AR-15 with a Bible verse that says “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle,” MyFoxOrlando reported.

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Company spokesman Ben Thomas, a former Navy SEAL, said the scripture is something of an insurance policy to keep it out of the hands of terrorists. The idea came to him during the weapon’s development. At the time, the U.S. government was preparing to arm rebel groups in Syria.

“When you make a rifle, you have to understand that it could be used for ill deeds if it got in the wrong hands,” Thomas told the station.

Photo shows Spike’s Tactical Crusader etched with a Bible verse.(WOFL-TV)

The gun went on sale this week and was quickly denounced by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida, according to MyFoxOrlando.

“Sadly, this manufacturer’s fancy new gun won’t do anything to stop the real threat in America: the escalating problem of gun violence,” the council told the station. “This is just another shameful marketing ploy intended to profit from the promotion of hatred, division, and violence.”

Thomas defended the Crusader, saying he would like to take a weapon with scripture etched on the side into battle and that the gun is not meant to be racist.

“We didn’t say ‘No Muslims,’” he said.

The scripture is etched on one side of the magazine. Etched on the other is a symbol of a cross that dates from the Crusades of the Middle Ages.  …….

Well, I don’t know if it would actually prevent a lunatic from using the weapon, but, I do appreciate the effort!

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Gems 2015 — September 4 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 15

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

September 4 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 15

Food for Thought: Prov. 15:24

Well, we know from the Word that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (Ps. 111:10), and since we have received the Lord and reverence Him in the position as our King, we have a great promise that our way of life winds upward, everyday higher and higher. Things just keep getting better and better! How reassuring!

Since we walk by faith and not by sight (II Cor. 5:7), we can be assured that our path is getting brighter and brighter, regardless of the circumstances. Proverbs 4:18 says, “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” And as we observe the bright glory of the Lord, we are “transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord (II Cor. 3:18).”

Good things, even better things, are ahead because our path is getting brighter every day. As we know this by faith, we can say as the apostle Paul did, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28).” He further declared in II Corinthians 2:14, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” With our path winding upward and brighter, it stands to reason that He leads us to triumph.

This is the day that the Lord has designed especially for us (Ps. 118:24), and it is bright. And what a bright future we have ahead of us as we keep our eyes fixed on Him. So rejoice and be glad! It’s good, and it’s going to get even better!

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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Who’s In The Mood For Some Good Old Southern Rock!!!!????!!!!! Open Thread And Tips!

 

 

Well, I had a couple of ideas for a couple of posts, but, they were uninspired.  It seems the same crap is happening today as it was yesterday. 

Cops are still being hunted by the anarchists.  Both Europe’s and the US’ governments are still encouraging invasions of people from failed societies.  The US Fed is still dithering about a suicidal interest rate hike.  President Selfie is continuing to demonstrate his abject stupidity and ignorance of climate issues by posing by a glacier which has been retreating since 1815.  And, the Trump for president web site …..  I mean Breitbart, is still fawning over this non-conservative, non-libertarian.  Oh, and another Hillary lie is exposed. ….. Oh, yeh, Iran is laughing at president Zero (Selfie), while Zero does a victory lap about the agreement, and laughably, I read somewhere that Putin has told Europe to stop trying to export their democracy, which is odd, because I wasn’t aware that most of the European nations had any real form of democracy, anymore.  Well, once they get enough Muslims in Europe they can have a truly representative government. 

Well, I’m sure there are other things worth discussing going on in the world, perhaps the fine readers here will elucidate!  In the meantime, enjoy some great music! 

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Gems 2015 — September 3 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 14

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

September 3 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 14

Food for Thought: Prov. 14:3

Some people are very proud of their humility. They are so arrogant that they cannot see their own pride. What a dangerous condition to be in! Thankfully, the Holy Spirit is here to put His finger on any lingering, festering, pride—whether overt or hidden—and correct us. Hopefully, we are in a position to receive the correction before the fall that comes as a result of it (Prov. 11:2; 16:18).

How can we know if there is a problem with pride in our hearts? First, are we teachable and correctable? Or do we feel like we are fine; it is everyone else who is wrong. Proverbs 15:5 says, “A fool despises his father’s instruction, but he who receives correction is prudent.” Similarly, Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” A desire to put God first and love Him with our lives will keep our hearts pliable and able to receive from His Holy Spirit and those He sends to us.

Another way to check for pride is to ask ourselves if we are quick to repent from our errors (II Cor. 10:6). Or do we make excuses, try to cover up the error, or blame others for our failures? Our love for the Lord and others and a quick response to the Holy Spirit when He points out our errors will prevent this.

Do we occupy ourselves mostly on ourselves, or are others, including God, the center of our attention? Is our money spent mostly on self-pleasures or on blessing others? Is our time spent mainly on entertaining self or directed toward being a blessing to others? What we put our attentions on may reveal the condition of the heart. Philippians 2:3 puts it very well: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” If we consider others of higher importance, then we will be eager to devote love, time, energies, and even money to the well-being of others (See. I Cor. 10:33).

We can also tell if there is pride in our hearts by checking our interest in living in such a way that God gets the glory. Are we interested in glorifying God in our lives, or do we crave a bit of that glory? Is getting the credit for some good work a priority? I Corinthians 13:4 tells us, “…love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.” And Proverbs 25:27 says, “It is not good to eat much honey; so to seek one’s own glory is not glory.” (See also I Tim. 3:1-7; I Cor. 10:31.) Again, loving God keeps us from falling into pride.

When it all comes down to it, we can ask, “Do we seek first God’s will or ours?” Jesus is, of course, our best example. He taught us to pray, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done (Mat. 6:10).” Even when He faced the most horrid sufferings of humiliation, torture, death, and the depredation of hell, He prayed, “Not my will, but Yours be done (Luke 22:42).” When that is our main desire and prayer, because we love the Lord and put Him first, then we can be assured that pride has been impeded.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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A Note To Scott Walker …… Re Canadian Border Wall And Other Things

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Well, it’s not a note to Walker, but, rather, a statement to the readers.  I hope Walker does read Suyts.  But, if he did, he’d know I don’t like an ever “evolving” stance on one thing or another. 

Look, it’s not hard to say, I haven’t thought about that much, I’ll think about it and get back to you. I would respect that a lot more than the bs he’s pulled of late. 

The most recent, of course, is the Canadian wall issue.  He got played, and played well. 

One of the reasons why we should secure our border is because of the lunatic terrorist bastards.  They are here and they are coming.  The Canadian border isn’t near the problem as the border to our south, but, it very well could be.  It isn’t that Canadians are illegally immigrating here, the problem is Canada suffers from the same illness nearly all Western nations suffer from.  Our leaders think we need immigrants.  Canada seems to be as every bit selective as the US.  This is a huge potential problem.  It’s not that hard to articulate, and I deem it a necessary component of the “secured border” argument.  But, Walker ran from it.  And, he seems to be pretty malleable on many other issues such as ethanol and abortion. 

One of the things which endears me to Walker is that he’s a fighter and a winner!  He’s proven this!  It has never been for me that anyone must 100% agree with my views.  And, I’ve held the same view with our politicians.  I don’t really have a litmus test, but, rather consider the positives and negatives and make my decision from there.  I do have one factor which I regard heavily.  People who have no conviction of thought are deemed pretty low in my book.  I understand evolving thought, but, it’s much better not to say something one day, only to have to backtrack the next.

In other words, Gov. Walker, grow a pair.  Say what you mean and mean what you say.  Regardless of your stance, you’ll have to fight for it.  I’ve seen you fight and I’ve seen you win.  You either do it, and do it now, or get out of the way.  A fighter with no convictions is a mercenary, and I don’t have enough money to keep you in line.  You won’t get my support if you don’t start drawing lines to define you.  I’ve had enough of the weak hearted Repubs, and so has much of the electorate you’re trying to woo.  You’re like Mike Tyson trying to play rope-a-dope!  You can’t.      

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A Must Read From Breitbart ….. Gold Standard Revisited!

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Now, I don’t 100% agree with what was put out in the article, but, it’s a very worthwhile read. 

JACKSON HOLE FED SUMMIT: A FAILING LONG TERM FED REPORT CARD

Jackson Hole —  The Jackson Hole Summit by the American Principle’s Project (APP) for sound money made an excellent case that the country would have been better off without the Fed’s style of management for the last 102 years.

From its founding until the beginning of the 20th century, the United States went from a non-economy to being the world’s largest and wealthiest economy. It achieved this feat on the gold standard mostly, with no central bank, (except for 36 years), and with little or no central planning.

The country it replaced as the largest and wealthiest economy, Great Britain, had become the largest and wealthiest economy using the gold standard and a laisse faire Central Bank with no central planning. The book Lords of Finance the Bank of England “was run ljke a club” with the rotating directors  who did little but let the gold do its work. Kwasi Kwarteng conference speaker, British MP, and author of the new book War and Gold, commented that between 1816 and 1899 the UK government ran a deficit in excess of 1% of GNP and in only four years.  During this time the UK was very disciplined in both fiscal and current account deficits.

The two countries succeeded through innovation and hard work during the industrial depending upon the stability of their economies provided by the gold standard, not the temporary steroid induced temporary magic and monetary policy and the sleight of hand of Fed Speak. …..

I can’t possibly go through everything stated in the article.  But, it’s a good read. 

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Now, I’m not big on income disparity, and have stated it many times in the past.  But, isn’t it ironic that the people who cry about it are the very same people who advocate the unfettered printing of fiat money, ….. which is the cause of the income growth disparity?  More specific, and laughable ….. as I stated several times in the past, the QE didn’t go to poor people.  It went to rich people, in hopes that it would stimulate them to create jobs.  The advocates for this idiocy are the same people who deride Reagan’s economics as “trickle down”. 

Of course, the problem today, and the problem which caused the 08-09 recession wasn’t that people didn’t have access to capital.  Indeed, it was one of the main problems in the US!   But, the Fed fixed us by creating more capital out of thin air!  :|   Yeh, we need the Fed like we need another Obama term. 

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