Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Russia House , part 2.

OK, If Putin did not do
it . Is there another
unseemly connection?
I just got done hearing ++ Glenn Beck give some interesting theoretical connections on the murder of Boris Nemtsov. Yes, it looks like a conspiracy from the Russian leadership . However  I don't really want to defend Putin . My main course of writing is to express a point that assassinating Nemtsov politically is a bad move for the Russian Federation . So what did Putin  (if he ordered it ) gain in the process of doing so? He may have kicked the beehive of social unrest in Russia . The angry bees will be buzzing for answers . Nemtsov, who ran a cottage industry publishing reports on the corruption gnawing away at Russia, was reportedly about to release an investigation into Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine. He was also one of the organizers of an “anti-crisis” protest march, planned for March 1, demanding fair elections and “the immediate end to the war and any aggressive actions toward Ukraine.” After Nemtsov’s murder, the demonstration was hastily reformatted into a memorial procession attended by tens of thousands of people. Isolated yellow and blue Ukrainian flags could be seen in the sea of red, blue, and white Russian tricolors that filled downtown Moscow on Sunday afternoon. The real point not much is aid in western media is that The  (1)> US wanted there fleet based in Crimea that is the reason perhaps  for the Russian annexation of Crimea. Though Glenn may have connected some dots , it appears that Nemtsov's pro-western attitudes my have set off a chain reaction .  Despite a long list of Kremlin critics being gunned down, poisoned or otherwise disposed of in the 15 years since Mr Putin took power, the Investigative Committee did not mention the former deputy prime minister’s political activism or his fierce censures of the president as a potential motive for the killing. However, the motives for the murder were never clarified: Investigators chose not to delve into the wilds of the complex relations between politicians and the St. Petersburg mafia. One particularly interesting theory concerns Nemtsov's anti-corruption activities. He might very well have made enemies during his term as an uncompromising politician in the Yaroslavl region. He not only gained a State Duma seat from that region, but was also squeaky clean in his conduct, a fact that rumor suggests led to several prominent figures there losing their jobs. 

The Girlfriend Question.
Now here comes something that EVERYBODY is missing . Nemtsov was a married man who was having a relationship with a much younger women . Nemtsov girlfriend (1)>  Anna Duritskaya, 23, was  of four years into a relationship with a man who has had many ,he was a man of no morals. Fathered 4 children to various women, held no responsibility to any of them. Constantly cavorted with young girls. .Even as world leaders, including Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, condemned the killing of one of President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, pro-Kremlin media organisations were hinting darkly that Ms Duritskaya’s ‘role’ needed to be ‘clarified’.One Putin-supporting online newspaper, Life News, reported that she had recently had an abortion and suggested – with no evidence to back up the claim – that the couple might have had a row.It quoted a ‘high-ranking’ state investigator as saying: ‘The girl who accompanied Boris Nemtsov at the moment of his murder is a citizen of Ukraine.According to Russian  media Nemtsov became involved with different women, but he only got married once, to Raisa, 55,  who he met when he was still a student and she was a librarian, she is the mother of his eldest daughter Zhanna Nemtsova, 30, now a journalist For their part, his mistresses and girlfriends adored Nemtsov for his generosity; most of them stayed connected with him even after the breakups. Five years ago, for his 50th jubilee, Nemtsov brought all his beloved women together at a big party, along with his wife and four children. Even his male associates admired the way he managed to stay friends with his exes.You wonder if underneath all that party life that there could have been a jealous boyfriend of sorts . That would shoot Nemtsov in the back ?  shooting some one in the back sounds more like a crime of passion. Interesting that the media is trying to make this guy sound like a hero. He is married, has 4 kids, by 3 or 4 different women, and is openly dating someone new, again. Sounds like there is something fishy to me. Why should we trust someone who lies to his own family? Why hasn’t the wife divorced him yet? Experienced womanizer Nemtsov could not suspect the danger.Six (or seven?) bullets and not even one has scratched Duritskaya.The investigation will decide, if she knew that she leads Boris to his death, or was used for this.One thing is for sure: for an elderly man to walk under the moon, at 0C temperature, over the bridge, in the company of young damsels, is not much of interest. It is unlikely that Nemtsov - an exception. “OK, I'll do it your way now, you will do it my way an hour later!” - this is what guided Boris when he agreed to go to this walk to his death.
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
++ Hear Glenn Beck http://www.glennbeck.com/2015/03/03/why-was-putins-political-opponent-assassinated-glenn-lays-out-his-theory/. (2)>  Recently as last year there was a reported  information was coming to the surface now shows that if Crimea stayed as part of Ukraine, it would have become a huge NATO/US military base. I seriously doubt that the people of the Crimea would have stood for that, but if such a thing did happen, it would have mean Russia would never allow it. From this perspective it’s especially clear why NATO, USA and EU were so shocked that Russia decisively accepted Crimea back.  How would our American governmnet feel if the People's Republic of China built a military base in Baja California ? They already considered it theirs. Nemtsov was a supporter of Ukraine joining NATO . (1)> There are reports that Nemtsov’s model girlfriend may have had a role in his murder. She was recently forced to have anabortion as well and may have been riled up at only being his mistress. Questions have also been asked as to why she was not harmed in the shooting and whether their walk on an isolated bridge just before midnight was coincidental? New images of the model have also been released …On Monday, March 2, Duritskaya refused to undergo interrogation by the "lie detector". She also flatly refused from witness protection program, and  to do it against her will is impossible She stated that she does not plan to go to the funeral of Nemtsov.On Monday night , 2nd of March, Anna Duritskaya flew from Moscow back  to Kiev. 


Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Russia House.

The Russian Government has
to come clean on
the assassination of Boris Nemtsov.
a political opposition leader
to Putin.
Political assassinations may play a key factor in Russian politics. Sadly they too can take the wrong course . Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and former first deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, went on a prominent Moscow radio station to exhort his fellow citizens to come out to protest President Vladimir Putin’s policies.Mr Nemtsov, 55, was shot multiple times as he walked along the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge, not far from the Kremlin. To kill the opposition leader is the lowest thing a government can do , and there could be adverse consequences . Honestly I can't imagine that Vladimir Putin would make a mistake like this if he was the one that ordered it carried out.  ***RUSSIA's HOUSE has not been in order . Even though Putin has for 15 years been the absolute ruler of Russia he has had an effective way taking  steps to modernize Russian so called Capitalism .  (1)>The Russian mafia however  , the underground has a strong influence in the Russian parliament. Perhaps this my have been Nemtsov's fate .  Mr Putin told Mr Nemtsov's 86-year-old mother, Dina Eidman, that his death was an irreparable loss and that he had "left his trace in Russia's history, in politics and public life"."Everything will be done so that the organisers and perpetrators of a vile and cynical murder get the punishment they deserve," Mr Putin said in a telegram to Mr Nemtsov's mother published on the Kremlin's website. Speaking on radio just hours before his murder, Mr Nemtsov sounded upbeat and urged Russians to join the planned opposition rally on Sunday."The key political demand is an immediate end to the Ukraine war," he said on popular Echo of Moscow radio, adding that Mr Putin should quit.The current regime had
reached "a dead end in both domestic and foreign policies. They should go", Mr Nemtsov said.
The Kremlin has denied the claims that his murder has anything to do with  Mr. Putin . That will not hold speculation.In the 21st century, in 2015, a leader of the opposition is shot dead by the Kremlin walls. It is beyond imagination. It makes no sense .
How could such a prominent politician — a founder of the opposition Solidarity Party, a sitting member of the Yaroslavl city parliament — be gunned down so brazenly, within steps of the Kremlin? There are more cameras in that spot than there are grains in a packet of grain.Already, the Kremlin is muddying the waters. Immediately after the shooting, Putin’s press secretary called the killing “a provocation.” This morning, he clarified that there was no political motive behind the murder ? At the moment the investigation is focused on questioning the eyewitnesses and studying mobile traffic data in the immediate area of the crime, which may provide an insight into communications of the criminals. Footage from CCTV cameras is also being studied.While such contract street killings were commonplace in Moscow in the 1990s, the violence had dwindled under Mr. Putin, making the killing of Mr. Nemtsov all the more shocking. He is by far the most prominent public figure to die in such a fashion,The crowd, waving Russian flags and holding pictures of Mr. Nemtsov, marched through the heart of Moscow’s government district, from Slavic Square, along the embankment of the Moskva River, and past the red-brick walls of the Kremlin and the spot on a bridge where Mr. Nemtsov, a former first deputy prime minister who became a prominent critic of President Vladimir V. Putin, was killed.One placard read “Boris, we will continue your work.”


NOTES AND COMMENTS:
***The Russia House is a 1990 American spy film directed by Fred Schepisi.Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay based on John le CarrĂ©'s novel of the same name.''The Russia House,'' though bleak in its political implications. The comedy is black, most of the manners being those of spies. The book is also a well-informed, up-to-the-minute political parable, incisive and instructive.is set in the Gorbachev era, about which the novel is rather gloomy. Goethe justifies his decision to hand over state secrets to the West as calling the bluff of glasnost. Mr. Gorbachev's new people talk about openness. So let them have their openness. They talk about disarmament. Let them have disarmament.(1)> “The murder could be a provocation to destabilize the political situation in the country. Nemtsov could have been chosen as a sort of 'sacral sacrifice' by those who don't hesitate to use any methods to reach their political goals,”

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The " Run Down" on Kerry.

This week can be said at best as "evidence" how much distracted Washington D.C. is . President Barack Obama's intelligence chief and his secretary of state offered what sounded like dramatically divergent accounts of the terror threat facing the United States on Thursday -- though Secretary of
State ***John Kerry's office says they were talking about different things.
Are these politicians all insane? They are playing Russian roulette with our national security for Americans at a time when terrorism is at an all-time high.You know this might be a bit strange , but at the same time the Federal Government can't fund Home Land Security (More Below) . Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee that "when the final accounting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled."To hear Kerry say the opposite is barf material.......in fact, by selecting out Americans at risk and suggesting that we are in "our shell"....even though several Americans lost their lives in Islamic State (This is the biggest threat since the Nazis, and it's a much bigger threat than that. But, that depends on what side you're viewing it from.   hands....Kerry INSULTS REASON.Incredible! James Clapper testifying before Congress and speaking the truth rather than his usual lies. He and John Kerry need to get on the same page. Their testimonies are more than a little at odds with one another. One is lying. I always thought that Secretary of the Sate John Kerry often had a habit of taking things out of context as they really are ,but to say something like we are any safer is vary delusional . The Issue of HOMELAND SECURITY has been chained up over the Obama's immigration bill , rightfully the GOP has to come at odds with the President regarding amnesty for well over a million immigrants who came here illegally , there is also the issue with boarder security . I NEVER presumed that we are any way secure by our government.The southern boarder crossings are a dangerous risk , and have been since September 11th, 2001. Amnesty must be carefully guarded ,the government has to make sure that who is coming in our country is really from South America ,  Mexico or Central America .
Come on we are safe any way.
(1)>
This battle has been brewing in Congress for months, since President Obama issued a series of executive actions giving legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants.Democrats have successfully stopped bills that seek to overturn his actions, so to thwart the them, some Republicans have suggested defunding DHS, the home of Immigration and Customs Enforcement . (4)> There was a partial government shutdown  that was narrowly avoided late Friday evening as House Minority Leader (2)>  Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a surprise move to back legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one week. Pelosi’s support helped Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move the one-week bill through the House in a 357-60 vote just after 10 p.m., with 55 Republicans and 5 Democrats voting against it. The Senate passed the one-week funding bill in a voice vote.In the hours before the vote, the House was in chaos, adding to the anxiety that thousands of Homeland Security employees must feel, watching C-SPAN from home while Congress voted on whether they would be paid next week. With DHS releasing a 47-page contingency plan spelling out which employees would have been “essential” and forced to work without pay at agencies like the Coast Guard, Secret Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.    
Short of flying giraffes in the chamber of the House, nothing should surprise Americans about their Congress. The latest chapter in the Washington D.C.  high dysfunction as the "governing" parties  is the suggestion by some not to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Certainly, there will be a lot of foreign policy cooks in the  administration. Kerry is one of them.
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
***"Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said 2014 was the most lethal year for global terrorism in 45 years the data has been collected." I paused the button to re-hear John Kerry's that “despite ISIL,” “we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans,” James Clapper contradicted Kerry’s “wishful thinking”. (1)> Well they had to try to apply pressure to the GOP in Congress. It is very important that they magnify the danger of what happens when the GOP shuts down HS over the amnesty issue.(2)> It was Pelosi that caved. Remember, she refused to support the three week Republican DHS funding thinking that Boehner would cave and bring the clean Senate bill to the floor. But Boehner didn't bring the clean bill to the floor after the three week bill failed to pass. Then the Senate passes a one week extension just before the shutdown would have kicked in. Obviously, since the one week extension passed the Senate first, the Democrats would have been blamed for the shutdown if the House failed to pass it. Pelosi caved and ordered the Dems to vote for it. She lied to them and told them Boehner will bring the clean bill up for a vote next week. That ain't gonna happen. Pelosi lies to her members just like Boehner does.(4)> There is enough $$$$$ coming in right now to operate the country efficiently on every level, be in the black, cut taxes and have a surplus. We are being had people and we are laying on our backs letting it happen. Shut down HOMELAND SECURITY? One of the first rules in Sales. CREATE FEAR!! We are about to be sold something that we don't need or want, MORE TAXES!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fear mongering , so called Anti - Nuclear Iran.

Benjamin Netanyahu should be
more worried about
Pakistan's Nuclear weapons.
There no reason  why Iran can't have nuclear energy . Why there is such an American Hypocrisy towards (1)> Iran seems beyond what is logical . Six world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.While our news media continues to report about sanctions, for decades as much as we know nuclear nonproliferation with Pakistan  and India  came by two very different measures. Despite warnings from the US intelligence community, the US has to take principal credit for these nations having nuclear weapons. . Iran, a party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, has been threatened with sanctions, if not actual violence, for its pursuit of uranium enrichment, although there is no clear evidence that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program. So who is benefiting from this? I have wondered just why there was (2)>  "favoritism" for Pakistan , and India for the enrichment of uranium 3, knowing that Pakistan harbors a dangerous element of Islamic terrorism ?  There is also a great hypocrisy knowing that In 1974 in the Rajasthan Desert, India announced it had tested three different nuclear devices underground. The difference between then and now is that India is finally admitting that it has a stockpile of nuclear weapons (currently estimated at about 60 for India and 25 or fewer for Pakistan as compared to over 15,000 for the US). Up until 1993, the CIA claimed India was not assembling nuclear weapons . The United States and Israel jump  respond to Iran's nuclear activities. As the argument has raged, the United States has tightened its already robust sanctions regime against the Islamic Republic, Of course, it is easy to understand why Israel wants to remain the sole nuclear power in the region and why it is willing to use force to secure that status. In 1981, Israel bombed Iraq to prevent a challenge to its nuclear monopoly. It did the same to Syria in 2007 and is now considering similar action against Iran. The White House is negotiating with Iran on its nuclear program  and has rejected calls for additional sanctions on the regime. US Secretary of State John Kerry rebuffed Mr Netanyahu, saying: "He may have a judgment that just may not be correct here." . Remember there was no American government sanctions  against India and Pakistan . Pakistan harbors extremists , terrorists . Why this was overlooked amazes me. As far as I am concerned, justice should be equal to all. Every body knows that Israel seeing Iran as enemy and threat to her, Iran seeing Israel as threat to her too, they also belong in one region (Middle East).If Israel and Big for nothing superpower Nations should have a nuclear weapon, just to protect them self from enemies (e.g Iran and other Nations), those who doesn't have it, are seen it as threat to them too.While Obama's pursuit (meaning, something beyond pretty words) of nuclear disarmament would be noble, there are other problems with the U.S.'s nuclear philosophy that needs his attention. Double standards, favoritism, and fear-mongering are cancerous elements that rob the U.S. of respect and leverage in the nuclear debate. (3)> With all do respect Netanyahu's  approach over the  years has been counter productive . We all want to see peace in the Middle-east  . President Obama was  too angry about the unexpected Netanyahu visit. He should have met with him . The administration claims Boehner violated “protocol” by extending the invitation on his own initiative instead of sending a request for the executive branch to extend an invitation. The bickering on Capitol Hill is at best . Bibi goes to Washington D.C. to give a speech that he should give to the United Nations . Addressing Congress to ban a treaty ( or attempt) with Iran might not be a good thing strategically  . Netanyahu misses the point.  The Israeli scheme now has been to further divide our government ,  the leaks about the nuclear talks that  have surfaced, with the Times of Israel reporting an unnamed senior Israeli official who said that the United States had "agreed to 80 percent of Iran’s demands." I think its part of a "disinformation" plan for sure , even if 'true'.   (4)>  Either case I see the Obama administration measure  with Iran, it's  pretty much to win them over as a ally in the war against the Islamic State group. 


NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1)> 
Iran is going to be a nuclear power eventually. Would you rather they were an active participant in the international community when that happens, or would you rather they were a pariah state (Pakistan)  that felt like they were being backed into a corner? The notion that we can prevent a country from obtaining nuclear weapons in an age of proliferation and unstable nuclear countries such as Pakistan is the stuff of delusions. (2)> In 1991, the historical rivals India and Pakistan signed a treaty agreeing not to target each other's nuclear facilities. They realized that far more worrisome than their adversary's nuclear deterrent was the instability produced by challenges to it. (3)> Obama offered a flimsy excuse for his refusal to meet with Netanyahu on the upcoming visit. “We don’t meet with any world leader two weeks before their election,” said the president. “I think that’s inappropriate.”(4)> Israel remains the least concerned and least directly threatened country in a region increasingly rocked by Islamic State’s advance. It certainly does not see the group as an external threat. Shocking though the events in Syria and Iraq are, Israel is far beyond the range of even the most sophisticated of Islamic State’s weapons. The group’s immediate territorial interests do not extend to anywhere near Israeli borders, and its support in areas adjacent to Israel is still negligible.  What’s more, unlike many militant groups and states in the region, Islamic State has declared itself emphatically disinterested in intervening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, preferring instead to draw its support from Sunni revanchism and introducing a semblance of order into war-torn regions of Iraq.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015: A SPACE ODYSSEY", part 3.

One More month we will have some of the closet images of dwarf planet Ceres.  NASA recently released black and white images of a small world that looks heavily bombarded with craters . Personally I am waiting for the color images . After examining Hubble Telescope images of Ceres I noted something not usually found in asteroids in images that are vary puzzling (see the image on the left ) there is what is called a blue limb in the photograph. This so called phenomenon is often associated with planetary (1)> bodies that have atmospheres . The white spot that has appeared in past photo's of Ceres is vary intriguing , we have also noted that there numerous white spots that have the look of frozen material in craters .  BUT the circular appearance can be a bit deceiving with this proto-planet as seen with old Hubble Images . Now we are only 52,000 miles away and things are just beginning to take shape in this small mysterious world . For a moment I was hoping for a small planet like body with hints of a atmosphere , but the black and white images from DAWN SPACE CRAFT reveal a different body than that we have imagined . This little world looks like the moon in may ways than one . But the pair of images, recently captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, are something pretty amazing: they're the best photos we've ever taken of the dwarf planet Ceres, which inhabits the asteroid belt, and orbits the Sun about 257 million miles away from
"size" does matter in
outer space.
Earth.
Ceres is officially considered a dwarf planet — a technical designation for objects that are smaller than planets but bigger than most asteroids and comets. (Pluto was famously demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006.) Yet in many ways, Ceres and Vesta are similar destinations. When Dawn was launched, they were the two largest rocks in the inner solar system that we had yet to explore. If you look at Ceres now you can't get too confused ( see above , between Mars , Moon and Mercury are the two "dwarf planets" Vesta & Ceres compare in size ). Ceres may be considered a dwarf planet, but it's "the giant of the main asteroid belt,"taken when the probe was about 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers) from Ceres, show craters and what NASA calls mysterious bright spots. its surface is pretty beaten up and that the craters that are "scars from life in the rough and tumble asteroid belt."
Much has been made of Ceres's mysterious white dot. In the new photos, we can see pock-marked details of the crater-packed planet, and its single white spot has turned into a multitude of such features -- but it's still not clear what makes parts of its surface so brilliantly reflective. Perhaps Ice?
Scientists speculate that Made up of rock and ice, Ceres may even have liquid water deep beneath its surface -- "perhaps as ponds or lakes or even oceans," You judge for yourselves . The images pretty much reveal a world yet to be seen this March.

Possible MARS VOLCANO erupting ?
Obviously some amateur astronomers may have spotted mysterious plumes  erupting on Mars . Have have read home much speculation has been said on the web , and NASA scientists . I think all the scientists may have missed on crucial point in this plume theory .More than 155 miles (250 kilometers) high and hundreds of miles across, the baffling plumes were spotted by amateur astronomers in the spring of 2012. The plumes reflect
sunlight, which means they could be made of water ice, carbon dioxide ice or dust. But clouds made of those materials would be hard to explain with current models of the Martian atmosphere, scientists say Well have about (2)>  VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS? Mars has  gravity almost as equal to the moon , and it does not take much for any ejected material to shot up 155 miles high in the Martian sky , what ever the case it may be it is interesting . Images of Mars from the last 20 years reveal that shorter plumes, reaching heights of about 62 miles (100 km), occasionally flare up from the planet's surface. An image by the Hubble Space Telescope from 1997 revealed another abnormally high plume, similar to the one seen in 2012, according to a statement from the European Space Agency (ESA). My "theory" is that we are seeing Martian volcanic material , perhaps "gases" erupting from the surface . It would be interesting to find out of any orbiters and Mars Rovers picked in spikes in gases in the atmosphere.  It's interesting that with all that advanced space craft around and on Mars,  no one was able to capture this mysterious event. PUZZLING .

THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM.

While NEW HORIZON's heads out to visit PLUTO . It is expected to arrive in July , we have had some unexpected news about the possibility that our SOLAR SYSTEM at the farthest reaches may have two extra planets . The  MYTH of planet X may be not so , two scientists "predict" that these planets might be "larger" than Earth . Perhaps as big as Jupiter . Theory predicts a certain set of details for ***ETNO orbits, study team members said. For example, they should have a semi-major axis, or average distance from the sun, of about 150 astronomical units (AU). (1 AU is the distance from Earth to the sun — roughly 93 million miles, or 150 million kilometers.) These orbits should also have an inclination, relative to the plane of the solar system, of almost 0 degrees, among other characteristics.The quest for a "Planet X" beyond Neptune has been going on for more than a century. Recently, two dwarf planets Sedna and 2102 VP113 have been identified with orbits extending to distances hundreds of times further from the Sun than our own. Distant as these orbits are, they are too close to be part of the Oort Cloud, a collection of comets that mostly orbit at distances beyond 5000 AU.Yet all of these distant objects reach their closest point to the sun just when they are near the plane the planets circle in. The scientists considered this unlikely to be a coincidence, and speculate it might be a sign of a planet influencing all of their orbits.In Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters brothers Carlos and Raul de la Fuente Marcos of Complutense University of Madrid have taken this a step further. “The analysis of several possible scenarios strongly suggest that at least two trans-Plutonian planets must exist,” they conclude.This discovery could very well change the face of astronomy as we know it, as the data contradicts our contemporary solar models, which don’t account for planets past Neptune. But the paper’s authors were careful to mention that their research was conducted on only a handful of space bodies, and said they expect to examine a larger area in the coming months. 


NOTES AND COMMENTS:

(1)> The  ESA’s Herschel space observatory has discovered water vapour around Ceres, the first unambiguous detection of water vapour around an object in the asteroid belt.An alternative possibility is that geysers or icy volcanoes – cryovolcanism – play a role in the dwarf planet’s activity.Craters, and more mysterious bright spots in addition to the one already known, show up in the latest images of Ceres from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. The spacecraft acquired the images above on February 12, 2015 at a distance of 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers) from Ceres, which is the largest and most massive object in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will reach the Texas-sized dwarf planet, never before visited by a spacecraft, on March 6, 2015. *** ETNO's are trans-Neptunian object (TNO; also written transneptunian object) is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance (semi-major axis) than Neptune, 30 astronomical units (AU). Twelve minor planets[nb 1] with a semi-major axis greater than 150 AU and perihelion greater than 30 AU are known, which are called extreme trans-Neptunian objects (ETNOs). The "farthest" object in our solar system right now is “Sedna"  is a dwarf planet that is one of the most distant bodies found in our solar system. The object’s closest approach to the sun is far greater than Pluto’s distance away from Earth — at a spot where the sun is so tiny, according to NASA, that you could blot it out with a pin.” It's orbit is so elongated , it's a like comet . Sedna takes over 15,000 years to complete one orbit around the sun.(2)> The subject of Mars volcanism . The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter photographed lava flows that must have occurred within the past two million years and imply, scientists say, that volcanoes on Mars might still pump molten rock to the surface now and then.Scientists believe that volcanoes on Mars once might have been active and would have supposedly warmed the planet enough for the liquid water to exist on the Martian surface for a short period of time.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Leading from behind" . A perspective . PART 2.

There is an never ending cliffhanger when it comes to government response .  My last post "Leading from behind . A perspective ."  I examined how leading from behind is the cause of many problems in Washington D.C. politics . ***The President can't get his language straight on Islamic terror , after hearing his latest speech addressing once again, that the West is (1)> "not at war with Islam" as he wrapped a three-day White House forum on "violent extremism". Sure,  but they seem to be  at war with us. Obama on Thursday acknowledged the "unspeakable cruelty" inflicted by the Islamic State and said countries must be "unwavering" in fighting these groups. But he underscored the importance of improving political systems, boosting economies and making impoverished communities less susceptible to terror recruiters -- echoing a comment from a State Department official this week that jobs-creation programs could be an effective counterterrorism tool.Those decrying Obama's characterizing ISIL, etc., as "terrorists" rather than "Islamic terrorists" are needlessly critical. These terrorists are not going to be more aggressive or engage in more terrorism because of the label applied to them. Indeed, by simply calling them "terrorists," Obama is delegitimizing their claim to represent Islam -- and depriving them of their rallying cry that we are fighting a war against Islam, which serves as a recruiting tool. Moreover, those victimized by ISIL, etc., are most often Muslims.  --- honestly I could not believe what I was hearing out of the mouth of the leader of our nation . So his ( Obama's) idea is that the west has to "create jobs" to get any would keep any  Muslim from going to +++ jihad . Yes, probably sending untold billions of dollars  to the middle east as solving the problem of their poverty .Obama State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf thinks the best way to defeat the Islamic State and stopping the IS slaughter of innocents… is a jobs program!!!! Ms Harf said, we should work to build up regional economies 'so they can have job opportunities'.That's not just the beef I have with this . I can't understand why our nation was so involved in the 40 years of influencing the Middle-east by selling weapons rather than food ? Now that is a remedy ? With the
Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought to use this week’s White House summit on violent extremism to urge the world to broaden its response far beyond military interventions. US airstrikes have managed to blunt some of the militants’ gains in Iraq and Syria, but they don’t address the extreme ideologies that underpin deadly groups such as IS, al-Shabab and Boko Haram.The White House has made it clear that the summit grew out of recent attacks in Ottawa, Ontario; Sydney; and on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris — all perpetrated by people either identified as Islamist extremists or who claimed kinship with them.But administration officials are walking a fine line; they are avoiding sweeping characterizations of the source of the threat while making clear they know who the enemy is. Another problem is the notion of "political Correctness" , this is not a problem of Obama . It has vary much it's roots in 9-11 with Bush , Bush worked to separate al-Qaida from Islam in the public consciousness. It’s a message he sent clearly as early as Sept. 20, 2001.“The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself,” he said. “The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them.” There were times when Bush was accused of the kind of political correctness that Obama stands accused of today. In August 2004, he even suggested that his administration had misnamed the “war on terror.” So this becomes a speech issue  here in America with our leaders ( who bite their tongues ) , while the (cannot be named terrorists ) will identify Christians and kill them in beheadings . 




NOTES AND COMMENTS:
*** President Obama spoke during the closing session of the White House summit on violent extremism.But there is a deeper problem with the Administration’s semantic dodges. Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Boko Haram and other jihadist groups are waging more than a military conflict. They are also waging an increasingly successful ideological war for the soul of Islam and its 1.6 billion followers. +++ Jihad >Their version of jihad is gaining adherents precisely because it is motivated by an idea that challenges the values and beliefs of moderate Islam, the West and modernity. The free and non-fanatic world won’t win this deeper struggle if the Obama Administration refuses even to acknowledge its nature.How ever the President's speech was disturbing in many ways , he sounded like a "preacher" in the summit with the appraisal of the crowed when he said that "terrorists" are not " Islamic" in any way. Muslims do know what is going on , sure the President of Egypt  Abdel Fattah Al Sisi recently visit Cairo’s al-Azhar university, Sunni Islam’s premier center of religious learning, to warn leading clerics of where Islam is heading: “Let me say it again, we need to revolutionize our religion.”which is well aware of the increasingly radical bent of mainstream Islamist theology. (1)> IS wants exactly what the public is giving them. They want the public to be so terrified that they can use the mass hysteria to draw us into a war with them. To the extent that we credit their delusion, buy into the Caliphate scenario, we will expend our blood and treasure on a new "war on terror." They want us to "bring it on."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"leading from behind" . A perspective .

" (2)>  Leading from behind" has made President Obama the lamest duck ever to sit in the Oval Office. Americans are increasingly unhappy with President Barack Obama's handling of IS ( Islamic State) , and a growing share of the nation believes that fight is going badly, according to a new CNN/ORC survey released Monday. It's not just that his polls are bad in regards this ,  this week may have been his worst ever in what I might call political fumbling . More than half of U.S. states are now involved in a lawsuit to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, with the addition of Nevada and Tennessee announced Monday by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The 26 states challenging Obama's actions are led by Texas, which filed its lawsuit in December. The lawsuit contends Obama overstepped his constitutional authority in executive actions on immigration that may provide deportation relief and work authorization for up to 5 million people. This is the largest case of "litigation" against a US President . I don't know what it's is but now for me the writing is on the wall . We have an internal mess with immigration , pretty much giving tax payer money for amnesty . (1)> Giving illegals a TAX REFUNDIRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty.The revelation — which contradicts what he told Congress last week — comes as lawmakers also raised concerns Mr. Obama’s amnesty could open a window to illegal immigrants finding ways to vote, despite it being against the law. Are you kidding me ? The system just became more shattered , it's our  American tax payer money going down the drain . Most of the GOP congress is crying afoul , and accusing President Obama of "lawlessness" . It's pretty much F**CKED here folks . I know I have to swear ( bad language )  of the incompetent leaders in Washington D.C. are doing to our nation . It's a sellout of the American citizen's dream . 

Obama did not say " Christians".
The week of flubbing may have reached it's peak with President Barack Obama’s address at the ***National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, 2015 has reverberated through the corridors of the world and provoked shock and dismay in numerous quarters. Even a professor at the University of London commented on his shallow understanding of the Crusades.(3)>  Islamic State Killers described their victims as “crusaders” after Obama took a jab at Christians when he said: “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. And in our home country, slavery, and Jim Crow, all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”The Weekly Standard quoted Middle East scholar Bassam Tawil, “Does Obama really want his legacy to be, ‘The president who was an even bigger fool than Neville Chamberlain’?”. The  terrorists released a video of their mass execution of Christians, Egypt responded with jet fighters carrying bombs, the pope condemned the destruction of life and President Obama went golfing.That’s even though the IS killers, in their video release of details of their beheading of 21 Coptic Christians dressed in orange prison jumpsuits, referenced the language Obama used just a week ago in his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. It seems strange to me that President Obama looks powerless . It's like he is making , or trying to justify IS terrorists actions. President Obama is "leading from behind" as he said he would do.And ABC was reporting Monday that Obama was squeezing in another round of golf before ++ “ending a long weekend with childhood friends in southern California.”Obama, the report said, returned to the Porcupine Creek golf course in Rancho Mirage, California, where he played Sunday.

NOTES AND COMMENTS:
*** Citing the Crusades, he used the single most inflammatory word he could have with which to feed the insatiable rage of the extremists. That is exactly what they want to hear to feed their lunacy.  ‎In the Middle East, history never dies and words carry the weight of revenge.++ ...but everyone should hate Obama not just Christians. He is incompetent, and as a human being he should care when he ignores a problem that then allows people to be burned alive or beheaded. Stop playing golf. (1)>President Obama announced the plan on November 20, 2014 where he addressed the fact that illegals passing background checks and paying taxes could remain in the United States:“If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is.” (2)> Members of the Obama administration have long tried to distance themselves from when one anonymous adviser told the New Yorker magazine that Obama's foreign policy was one that favored "leading from behind." (3)> the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi has been claimed by the White House as a vindication of President Barack Obama's decision to "lead from behind". Almost as soon as the rebels reached Tripoli, the administration's deputy national security adviser for strategic communications,Ben Rhodes, began spinning the media that Obama'slight footprint approach to regime change was infinitely superior to the Bush approach