Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I knew she was corrupt. But this is as if she thinks she's untouchable. Now it's emerged that since she's been in the Senate, she's procured over a Billion Dollars in government backed financing for her corporate supporters... 64% of whom, have in turn contributed millions to her campaign.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

We're sleepwalking into War

(image by www.filibuster.com)

One of my favorite authors, Dr. Jerry Pournelle has pointedly asked people to read this. It's a warning to each and every one of us that we're losing a war by default, and that our society's opponents know they're at war with us, and are doing everything they can to keep the majority of us from realizing this.

He's referring to a recent speech. The speech's author begins by talking about a book, The Troublesome Young Men, which tells of the days leading up to World War II. There was a group of younger conservatives who were attempting to oppose the appeasement policies that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was following in his attempts to deal with the coming Nazi threat. These men recognized that Chamberlain's ilk were so deeply desiring to avoid war, that they refused to recognize the reality of Hitler's proven ambitions, or that policies of appeasement would eventually lead to a war even greater than was feared possible. For their efforts these young Tories were severely punished and isolated by Chamberlain and his Conservatives.

There are frightening parallels to today. After six years of a "War on Terror" neither the sponsors nor the funders of many of the acts of terror since have been called to account.

"We need first of all to recognize this is a real war. Our enemies are peaceful when they're weak, are ruthless when they're strong, demand mercy when they're losing, show no mercy when they're winning. They understand exactly what this is, and anybody who reads Sun Tzu will understand exactly what we're living through. This is a total war. One side is going to win. One side is going to lose. You'll be able to tell who won and who lost by who's still standing. Most of Islam is not in this war, but most of Islam isn't going to stop this war. They're just going to sit to one side and tell you how sorry they are that this happened."

Read the speech. The rest of it will bother you too, I hope.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Nanny State's Revenge

I've called Canada a borderline police state before, but it was to make a point, and more tongue in cheek than meant. I'll take that back now. We are becoming a police state and the "People Who Are Supposed to Protect Us" are degenerating into armed thugs who intimidate and persecute the families of those the State disagrees with.

This is Katie. Her Father refused to renew his gun license as a protest, and the Canadian government has stolen their home in reprisal. He's worked and paid his taxes and his bills all his life. He's a productive member of our society.

Katey's father is Bruce Montague, who has been fighting the Liberal Party's Billion Dollar confiscatory Anti-Gun law, C-68 for years. On September 14th 2004, in a as blatant abuse of power as I've ever heard of before, the Ontario governnment seized his house.

Part of the foundation for this was laid in 1982. The elite who rule over us would have a harder time justifying confiscation of private property (firearms or homes) if it weren't for former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

I've ranted before about how Pierre Trudeau's Charter of Rights illegally omitts the right to own property. I'll do it again. As an elitist and former communist, he knew property rights for ordinary citizens couldn't be allowed under the socialist state he was trying to impose on us.
Yet for nearly a thousand years since the MAGNA CARTA the crown has acknowleged the property rights of it's subjects; it also says:

"neither We, nor our Heirs, shall procure or do anything whereby Liberties contained in this Charter shall be infringed or broken; and if anything be procured by any person contrary to the premises, it shall be had of no force nor effect."

After acknowledging the supremacy of the Magna Carta, Trudeau's Charter omits the right to own property. We need to get the people of Canada to realize they've been robbed. Otherwise it's inevitable that more Canadian Patriots like Bruce Montague will feel the heavy hand of police state thuggery.

(thx to the MadOgre for the heads up)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Chinese Trojans on your HardDrive?

The Taipei Times has published reports about 500gb Seagate Harddrives being sold with trojan viruses that upload any data stored on them to Beijing. The affected drives are reportedly Maxtor Basics 500 GB sold as part of a portable HD system, manufactured in Thailand, and sold in Taiwan. The news story did not mention any such compromised HDs sold outside of Taiwan.
I have long been concerned that policy makers in the West appear to be oblivious to the threat Communist China poses to both our security and economic well being. Like the Soviets and the Nazis before them, China's rulers see themselves not only as the center of Human history, but also the future dominant political and economic power on earth.

Chinese espionage in the west has only been sporadically covered in the midstream media; Hell, they gave the Clintons a complete pass on their questionable connections.

Format format format those cheap new hard drives...

Thx to Dr. Jerry Pournelle for the link.