We will have a mirror site at http://nunezreport.wordpress.com in case we are censored, Please save the link

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Legal Gun Owners in New York Outed Like Sex Offenders

A corporate media owned website in New York has posted the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in three counties in the state.

“Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.”

The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. It used Google Maps to pinpoint specific locations and included the names and addresses of permit holders.

The Gannett owned newspaper did not specify a reason for invading the privacy of handgun owners. However, considering the animosity of officialdom in the state toward the Second Amendment and the right to own firearms, the reason for outing legal handgun owners should be obvious.

The Journal News map resembles others posted online revealing the names and addresses of convicted sex offenders, thus giving the impression that handgun ownership is criminal.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo called for gun confiscation last week following the shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school. “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it,” the governor told a local radio station during an interview.

New York City mayor and noted anti-Second Amendment activist Michael Bloomberg went on Meet the Press on December 15 and demanded Obama issue an “executive action” calling for the ATF and the Justice Department to enforce new regulations aimed at law-abiding American practicing their right to own firearms. “What the president can do is number one, through executive action, he can order his agencies to enforce the laws more aggressively,” Bloomberg said.


China on Alert After Japan Scrambles Jets over E. China Sea

China says it is on alert after Japan dispatched fighter jets over the East China Sea.

Japanese media report Japan sent F15 fighter aircraft after detecting a Chinese marine surveillance plane in disputed airspace near contested islands in the East China Sea.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters Tuesday Beijing will pay close attention to Japan's decision to dispatch fighter jets. She said China's surveillance plane was conducting routine patrols at the time.

"As far as I know, China's marine surveillance plane you mentioned has been conducting routine patrols in airspace over the East China Sea," Hua said. "The Chinese side is highly concerned with and alert to Japan sending the air self-defense force jets."

Japanese defense officials say the Y-12 propeller plane from China's State Oceanic Administration was spotted about 100 kilometers north of the uninhabited islands, known in Japan as Senkaku and in China as Diaoyu. After Japan scrambled fighter jets, the plane left the area.

Earlier this month, China and Japan engaged in a diplomatic dispute after a Chinese government plane flew near the contested islands.

Japan lodged an official protest and summoned China's ambassador in Tokyo.

Japan also described the incident as the first-ever "intrusion" by a Chinese plane into what Japan considers its airspace. Chine said the plane's mission was "completely normal."


Syrian rebels report 18 cases of chemical attacks

A day after reports surfaced of a mysterious gas being used by the Syrian regime, rebels are claiming it was not the first timechemical weapons were employed by Assad's army.

"The opposition recorded 18 separate cases of chemical weapons attacks in the outskirts of Damascus, idlib, Homs and Hama," said Free Syrian Army official Louai Muqdad.

In an interview with the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat, he noted that the gases used in Homs were used there for the first time but did not provide proof for his claims. On Monday, opposition elements reported that seven people were killed from gas inhalation in Homs.

Al-Jazeera reported that dozens were hurt in the EL Biadia neighborhood. According to the reports, the victims suffered from nausea, muscle laxity, blurry vision and shortness of breath.

Syrian bombing (Photo: Reuters)

Adnan Salou, the former chemical warfare chief in the Syrian army, also claimed that Assad's forces used chemical weapons in Homs. He noted that the bombs contained the lethal Sarin gas nerve.

In his interview Muqdad added that Assad was using a new type of toxic gas and estimated that the Syrian regime had only recently obtained the new weapons. "They got new types of chemical weapons which caused skin rashes and infections as well as asphyxiation.


Gas attack victims in Homs Al-Sharq al-Awsat further reported the commander of Syria's military police, Major General Abdulaziz al-Shalal, has defected and joined rebel forces. He is the highest ranking military commander to defect since the beginning of the conflict. According to sources within the Syrian opposition, the commander holds much intelligence on the regime's actions, as well as on the situation in military jails. 'New type of toxic gas' (Photo: Reuters) Earlier this month, it was reported that Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi had disappeared. On Tuesday, Britain's The Guardian reported that he was co-operating with US intelligence officials who helped him flee to Washington. Makdissi became one of the most prominent regime defectors in late November when he left Beirut after first crossing from Syria. Syrian officials have denied that Makdissi defected, saying he had instead taken three months of administrative leave. Jihad Makdissi (Photo: Reuters) However according to The Guardian, at the time of his departure, Hezbollah's television network in Beirut – not known to be out of step with the regime line – announced that the spokesman's views had strayed from official positions and that he had been fired. The US State Department did not respond immediately to requests for comment, and the CIA was unwilling to discuss the story. The Guardian further reported that former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab and former general Manaf Tlass, both Sunni Muslims, have been instrumental in shaping western views of how decisions are taken in Syria and the influence of foreign stakeholders.


Tomorrow’s Troops to Be Mutant Powered

Greater strength and endurance. Enhanced thinking. Better teamwork. New classes of genetic weaponry, able to subvert DNA. Not long from now, the technology could exist to routinely enhance — and undermine — people’s minds and bodies using a wide range of chemical, neurological, genetic and behavioral techniques.

It’s warfare waged at the evolutionary level. And it’s coming sooner than many people think. According to the futurists at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, by 2030, “neuro-enhancements could provide superior memory recall or speed of thought. Brain-machine interfaces could provide ‘superhuman‘ abilities, enhancing strength and speed, as well as providing functions not previously available.”

Qualities that today must be honed by years of training and education could be installed in a relative instant by, say, an injection or a targeted burst of electricity to the brain. Rapid advancements in neurology, pharmacology and genetics could soon make such installations fairly easy.

These modifications could give rise to new breeds of biologically enhanced troops possessing what one expert in the field calls “mutant powers.” But those troops may not American. So far, the U.S. military has been extremely reluctant to embrace human biological modification, or “biomods.” And that could result in a veritable mutant gap. In this new form of biological warfare, the U.S. could find itself outgunned.

But not if Andrew Herr can help it.

A 29-year-old Georgetown-trained researcher with degrees in microbiology, health physics and national security, Herr is one a handful of specialists in the defense community preaching greater U.S. investment in biomods. First as a consultant with the Scitor Corporation, a Virginia-based firm whose clients include top military and intelligence agencies, and later as the head of his own research organization, Herr’s job has been to think about biological modifications whose effects he says are “more than evolutionary.”

Another word for that: revolutionary.

Whether positive or negative, the impact of routine biomods could be huge. “The best-case scenario is extraordinary increases in quality of life in the First World and beyond,” Herr says. The worst-case scenario, he adds, is people being biologically modified “without them knowing it.” That is, an evolutionary sneak attack.

But it’s not clear how closely the government is listening.

Army, DHS and FBI doctors train middle school teachers in Maryland. Photo: Army
The Once-and-Future Mutant Age

Ten years ago, there were all sorts of biomods enthusiasts roaming the halls of the Pentagon’s premiere science division. In 2002 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched an ambitious effort aimed at tweaking troops’ physiology to reduce their susceptibility to stress, sleep deprivation, fatigue, pain and blood loss while enhancing their memory and learning. The idea was to help soldiers “perform at their peak, stay at their peak,” one former Darpa official told Wired.

The program was called Metabolic Dominance. It promised to produce America’s first mutant warriors.

Progress was slow — understandably so considering the scope and scale of the effort. In 2007 Tony Tether, then Darpa director, downplayed Metabolic Dominance, signaling the beginning of the end of the program. “We’re making it possible for people to be all that they can be, not making them be better than they can be,” Tether told Wired.

By 2008 the science agency had all but abandoned Metabolic Dominance. Herr began his work the next year, studying and advocating biomods for an alphabet soup of military and intelligence clients. In effect, Herr helped pick up the pieces from Darpa’s initial, failed effort.

In 2009 Herr was assigned to a Pentagon-funded project aimed at understanding “unit cohesion.” That is, what makes one group of soldiers keep fighting through hunger, thirst, exhaustion, confusion, and the deaths of comrades. Unit cohesion has won and lost conflicts since the beginning of warfare, but it was still poorly understood.

For his unit cohesion study, Herr interviewed Army infantrymen, Navy submariners and Air Force drone operators. Partway into the two-year study Herr had an epiphany. “The ‘aha’ moment,” Herr tells Danger Room, “was seeing a link between an objective physiological phenomenon — knowing the effects on the body and brain of stress hormones — and how that matched with all the literature on unit cohesion.”

In other words, Herr had a vision of the stress hormones that our glands pump into our bloodstreams in life-or-death situations, and, in turn, impact the behavior of trained combat units. Tracing this physiological blueprint for combat effectiveness, Herr realized it could be altered biologically. “All of sudden the Matrix made sense,” Herr says, referencing the secret world of the eponymous 1999 sci-fi film.

The military could select troops and their officers for their unique, inborn ability to cope with stress. Or it could directly tweak a soldier’s body functions — re-balancing the normal hormonal cocktail so the soldier doesn’t panic, doesn’t retreat and keeps on fighting, even when the odds are against him and any normal person would just give up.

Specific enhancement methods Herr studied include: focused diet and exercise regimens; injections of the stress-inhibiting brain molecule neuropeptide Y; electroshock-style Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to boost thinking; and gene therapy for enhancing a whole host of body functions by literally altering a person’s DNA with viruses or chemicals.

Following the unit-cohesion study, Herr began teaching individual self-enhancement techniques in Washington, D.C. and Indiana. His students were officers and civilians slated to deploy to Afghanistan under a Pentagon program that embeds American mentors in the Afghan government. Among other tricks, Herr instructed them to minimize brain-stimulating blue light in order to protect their sleep cycles; eat small, frequent, protein-rich meals to maintain steady cognition; and exercise in order to biochemically neutralize the steady stream of stress hormones that advisers experience in their year-long, sometimes dangerous deployments.

Herr says the curriculum fed into his other projects, many of which are classified. “I can’t really talk about those,” he says. Clearly, the techniques Herr taught to the advisers could also be applied to pilots, sub and carrier crews and frontline infantry, for whom the stress is even greater and the work even more critical to U.S. national defense.

But for these combatants, the Pentagon wants to go beyond merely encouraging self-enhancement. Patrick Lin, a professor at California Polytechnic State, notes the military’s “ongoing interest in using pharmaceuticals, such as modafinil (a cognitive enhancer), dietary supplements, as well as gene therapy to boost the performance of warfighters.”

And in February the British Royal Society identified four small-scale DARPA biomodification efforts focusing on stress-reduction and neurological enhancement, plus an obscure Air Force program aimed at the “exploitation of external stimulant technology” to enable airmen “to receive and process greater amounts of operationally relevant information.” That’s generally understood to mean drugs.

Herr says defense planners are discussing a comprehensive strategy to unite these programs and coordinate growing military investment in modification technologies. “What I’ve been working on is trying to support and guide that discussion.” To that end, he has briefed the Defense Science Board, a panel of the Pentagon’s top technology advisers.

A comprehensive biomods strategy would get the Pentagon back to the same conceptual point it was at a decade ago at the launch of Metabolic Dominance — and prove that U.S. military leaders are serious about preparing for the coming era of mutant warfare.

Navy Seabees train for chemical, biological and nuclear warfare. Photo: Navy
Ready or Not

Whether or not the Pentagon is ready, the biomods bug is spreading, spurred by government programs and, increasingly, privately funded research all over the world. But Herr cautions against expecting biomods to transform society and warfare tomorrow. “We’re still in the foundational phase.”

For its part, the National Intelligence Council expects some resistance to biomods. “Moral and ethical challenges to human augmentation are inevitable,” the Council advised. Americans, especially, tend to have deep reservations about changing people’s biology, Herr points out. That doesn’t mean they won’t do it. He points out increasing acceptance of cognitive-enhancing drugs among American college students. “Seventy to 80 percent of upperclassman have at least once taken these drugs illegally to get better grades,” he says. “If the younger generation in our country is more comfortable with this, then that would make the use of these kinds of things in society, and by extension the military, very different.”

But the U.S. is still likely to move more slowly on biomods than say, China or Russia. “Other countries are probably much more likely to take advantage of these [technologies],” Herr says. “The question will be how they do it.”

“Other countries are also interested in these areas but are not so open as the U.S. about what they are doing, so it is difficult to know exactly what is going on in many cases,” notes Rod Flower, a professor at the William Harvey Research Institute in the U.K. and the chair of the Royal Society’s biomods study. It’s equally hard to tell to which terrorists, militants and criminal groups these countries might have ties — and whether new biological weaponry might proliferate through these channels.

The best-case scenario for biomods, Herr says, is widespread, legal and peaceful use of performance-boosting methods to elevate creativity, potentially leading to technological breakthroughs in other fields that in turn could “really enhance the quality of people’s lives.”

“It would be nice to think that the efforts of military scientists could be put to peaceful uses,” says Flower.

Herr says when it comes to weapons-grade mutations, it’s wisest to focus on worst-case scenarios, albeit only the most plausible one. “What can be useful is a body of research which says here are things, which if they happen, would cause major discontinuities.”

The most realistic future biomods apocalypse is one in which a hostile foreign government or terror group finds ways to subtly change a lot of people. “The worst-case scenario is people could start doing things that wouldn’t be recognized,” Herr says. “At least you can do something about if if you know it’s happening.”

Genetic Sneak Attack

Among his duties at Scitor, Herr was tasked with “red teaming” the performance-enhancement field on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency in order to assess the approach America’s rivals are taking to the technology. Drawing on his childhood conversations with his world-traveling parents, Herr concluded that military biomodifications could develop very differently in other countries.

Herr says he achieved a breakthrough in his red-teaming in 2010, while in Boston attending what he describes as a “totally academic, non-military” conference on gene therapy, which typically involves “infecting” a person with a specially tailored virus that can modify DNA and in principle, cure a disease or correct a defect.

But fixing genes is hard. Damaging them is a lot easier, one of the speakers at the Boston conference admitted. “He said if our goal was figuring out how to create muscular dystrophy, we’ve been very successful, but if our goal is to treat it, we’re far from the goal,” Herr recalls. “He meant it as a laugh line. But I’m sitting in the back thinking … it’s kind of scary. They know how to break us but don’t know how to fix us.”

In one dire scenario, an army might attack its enemies by changing their physiology to make them dumber, slower, more afraid. In The Atlantic recently, two researchers even discussed the possibility of governments or terror groups genetically assassinating enemy leaders by tailoring cancers specifically to the target’s DNA. The authors pointed out that the U.S. State Department already surreptitiously collects DNA samples from foreign dignitaries.

There are several ways these theoretical bio-attacks could be accomplished. At an August war game hosted by the Army, Herr and other experts said biological agents could be slipped into an enemy’s food or water supplies or dispersed by air. Herr says it could also be possible to secretly add an agent to a commercial product. “Someone thinks he’s taking protein powder but he’s really taking God-knows-what.”

If America gets caught unaware by some future bio-assault, it won’t be because Herr didn’t try to prepare us. After three years at Scitor, this fall Herr struck out on his own with an ambitious plan to advance the biomods field. He started two companies: one, a research firm called Helicase; the other, a sort of personal consultancy called Cognitrition that Herr says will offer clients advice on “enhancing cognitive performance through nutrition and day-to-day activity.”

That’s right: Herr wants to help people develop their own potential powers. If he’s correct about the future of bio-weaponry, his clients will be just slightly ahead of the curve in the coming mutant age.


Egypt's Morsi signs Islamist constitution into law

CAIRO - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has signed into law a new Islamist-drafted constitution he says will help end political turmoil and allow him to focus on fixing the fragile economy.

Anxiety about the deepening economic crisis has gripped Egypt in past weeks, with many people rushing to take out their savings from banks and the government imposing new restrictions to reduce capital flight.

Results of a national referendum announced on Tuesday showed Egyptians had approved the text with an overwhelming 63.8 percent, paving the way for a parliamentary election in about two months.

The win gives Islamists their third straight electoral victory since veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a 2011 revolution, following their earlier wins in parliamentary and presidential elections.

The presidency said Morsi signed a decree enforcing the charter late on Tuesday after the official announcement of the result of a referendum approving the basic law, Egypt's first constitution since Mubarak's overthrow.

The text has sharpened painful divisions in the Arab world's most populous nation and prompted often violent protests on the streets of Cairo.

Opposition groups condemn the new basic law as too Islamist and undemocratic, saying it could allow clerics to intervene in the lawmaking process and leave minority groups without proper legal protection.

But Morsi, catapulted into power by his Islamist allies, believes adopting the text is key to ending a protracted period of turmoil and uncertainty that has wrecked the economy.

He argues the constitution offers enough protection to all groups, saying many Egyptians are fed up with street protests that have prevented a return to normality and distracted the government from focusing on the economy.

An atmosphere of crisis has deepened in Egypt since the vote, with many Egyptians rushing to take out cash from banks and hoarding hard currency savings at home.

Sharpening people's concerns, the authorities imposed currency controls to prevent capital flight. Leaving or entering Egypt with more than $10,000 cash is now banned.

Rocked by often violent protests in the run up to the two-stage referendum this month, Cairo was calm, with only a small group of protesters burning tires overnight.

Morsi's government says its opponents are damaging the economy by prolonging political upheaval. It has pledged to impose unpopular tax increases and spending cuts to win a loan package from the International Monetary Fund.

Adding to the government's long list of worries, Communications Minister Hany Mahmoud resigned from his post citing his "inability to adapt to the government's working culture."

The United States, which provides billions of dollars a year in military and other support for Egypt and sees it as a pillar of security in the Middle East, called on Egyptian politicians to bridge divisions and on all sides to reject violence.

"President Morsi, as the democratically elected leader of Egypt, has a special responsibility to move forward in a way that recognizes the urgent need to bridge divisions," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said.

Jerusalem Post

Iran says it will test new subs, drones in upcoming war games

The Iranian navy is to begin a week of maneuvers by the end of December that will include the testing of new weapons, combat simulations and electronic warfare, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.

Iranian Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari was quoted as saying that the war games, dubbed Veleyat-91, would also involve Iranian-produced drones, submarines, two new hovercraft and destroyers.

According to the regime-sanctioned Press TV, the Iranian navy has been increasing its presence in international waters to defend naval routes and provide security for Iranian tankers and merchant ships.

“War games are aimed at enhancing preparedness and testing new weapons and exercising modern tactics. Since Iran is the most important security provider in the region, the Islamic Republic of Iran embarks on conducting these war games in a bid to boost preparedness to better ensure security,” Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted by the Fars news agency as saying.

Revolutionary Guards Admiral Ali Fadavi stressed the “high capability” of the Iranian navy, and said “Americans do not know the power” or Tehran’s maritime force.

Iran has faced increased international sanctions over the last few years as the US and its allies try to force the Islamic Republic to abandon its nuclear program.

Israel has indicated a readiness to resort to the use of force and the US has not removed the possibility of military action against Iran in order to stop or deter its alleged drive to a nuclear weapon.

Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz as a retaliatory action if attacked, in order to hurt the global economy. The US military has said that it is is prepared to ensure that the strait remains open to traffic and is ready to face any challenge in the area.

One-fifth of the world’s oil transports pass through the Strait of Hormuz.
The Times of Israel

Sandman and Rise of the Guardians

Joseph Herrin (12-23-2012)

The above image of President Barack Obama was formed from sand and put on display during the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte, North Carolina. It appeared in the news at the time when rains that drenched the area damaged the sand sculpture and it had to be refashioned.


When a sister in Christ wrote to me recently and mentioned that she had been contemplating the coincidence of the names Hurricane Sandy, and Sandy Hook, and was led to contemplate the relation to the name “Sandman,” she piqued my interest. Sister Sherry provided a link to an article that describes Barack Obama as a sandman. In the article there is a quotation from 2008 where Barack Obama uses the term “Sandman” when referring to his performance.

At a Jan. 19 (2008) fundraiser at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, Obama took to the stage toward the end of the evening and broke out in song.

“It had been a particularly musical occasion and the president’s appearance followed several performers including soul singer the Rev. Al Green, whom Obama acknowledged,” Hodges explains in his book. “But the entertainers were expected to sing – Obama was only expected to speak. Without warning, however, he delivered a surprisingly pleasing falsetto lyric, ‘I’mmm … sooo in love with you’ – the opening line from Green’s 1972 hit ‘Let’s Stay Together.’ Not believing their ears, the audience bursts into applause. After the ovation subsides, Obama takes it all in, then hesitantly glances toward his staff off stage right. Talking directly to them but also to America, he blurts out, ‘Those guys didn’t think I would do it. I told you I was going to do it.’”

But Obama added a comment most reporters missed.

“The sandman did not come out,” Obama said. “Now don’t worry, I can’t sing like you, but I just wanted to show my appreciation.”
[Source: http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/forensic-profiler-meet-obama-the-sandman/]

What Obama intended by this remark is revealed in the following information found on Wikipedia.

Howard Sims (January 24, 1917 – May 20, 2003), also known as "Sandman," was a tap dancer in vaudeville. He acquired his name from the sand he sprinkled on the floor to amplify the sound of his steps when he danced. In his senior years, Sims appeared at the famous Apollo Theater, comedically ushering failed acts offstage with a shepherd's crook, or "hook"...
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Sims]

That something was signified by this statement nearly five years ago, will become more apparent throughout this post. I have pondered various aspects of what it means to be a “sandman.” A sandman is easily molded. Sand can take on whatever image is desired at the moment. It can easily be reworked, taking a completely different form. The images created from sand lack substance, having no permanence.

Marvel Comics introduced a character known as the Sandman in 1963, two years after Barack Obama was born. This character was a villain, but later “reformed” and became an ally of Spider Man. This switch of character seems befitting one who is identified with something as changeable as sand. Following is an excerpt from the Wikipedia article on this comic strip character.

Sandman (William Baker a.k.a. Flint Marko) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A shapeshifter endowed through an accident with the ability to turn himself into sand...

William Baker was born in Queens, New York. At three years old his father abandoned him and his mother. In these early years she took her son to Coney Island beach. He lost himself happily in sand sculptures...
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandman_%28Marvel_Comics%29]

A number of things stand out prominently to me. First, the Sandman went by an alias. This is in keeping with Barry Soetero/Barack Obama. The Wikipedia article mentions that the name Flint Marko was adopted to hide his true identity. The parallels are obvious here. Second, the Sandman’s father abandoned him at an early age, as did the father of Barry Soetero. Third, the Sandman is a “shapeshifter.” This is a quality shared by many politicians. They take on whatever image best suits their targeted audience at the moment. When appearing before an LGBT audience, Barack Obama is a champion of that which Yahweh describes as an abomination. When speaking to Muslim’s, he is an ally of Islam and makes reference to his upbringing where he grew up listening to the call of the azan, describing it as “the prettiest sound on earth.” When before Muslim’s he magnifies his Islamic heritage, and praises the achievements and teachings of Islam.


When before a Christian audience, Barack Obama quotes the Bible, and presents an image of a solid Christian.


When speaking to an audience of Planned Parenthood staff and supporters, Obama speaks of his defense of a woman’s right to kill her unborn baby. When speaking to a nation grieving the loss of twenty children in Sandy Hook, Obama speaks of a parent’s great compassion for their children, and seemingly wipes away tears at the thought of the death of these little ones. A sandman seems an apt illustration of such a man who takes on an image to fit the moment, being as changeable as shifting sands blown about by the wind.

One portrayal that Barack Obama has adopted much of late is that of a protector, or defender of men. His appearance in those areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and his promise to take care of people, was displayed across the media as the President was cast in the role of defender, protector, and provider.

Away from the photo op, however, the image proves as insubstantial as sand.

Interestingly, the name Sandy means “Defender of men.” Another sister, Alison, notified me of a current Hollywood production, and animated feature length film titled Rise of the Guardians. One of the heroic, yet imaginary, characters in the movie is the Sandman. In this movie, the Sandman goes by the name “Sandy!” Pay close attention to the words spoken in the following movie trailer.


The voice declares:

We go by many names (like Barack Obama) and take many forms (like a sandman). We bring wonder and hope.

We bring joy and dreams.

It is our job to protect the children of the world. As long as they believe in us we will guard them with our lives.

Compare these words from the film trailer to the words recently spoken by the President while addressing the families and friends of the victims in Sandy Hook.

We bear responsibility for every child… This is our first task, caring for our children. It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right.

That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.

And by that measure, can we truly say, as a nation, that we’re meeting our obligations? Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, ALL of them, safe from harm? Can we claim, as a nation, that we’re all together there, letting them know they are loved and teaching them to love in return? Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?

I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer’s no. We’re not doing enough. And we will have to change.
[End Excerpt]

Change. That is a familiar theme for this President. Not only has he promised change, but he changes character to match every moment. He is the sandman. This leads me to another characteristic of the fabled Sandman. The Sandman puts people to sleep, especially children, and causes them to dream.

Traditionally he is a character in many children's stories. He is said to sprinkle sand or dust on or into the eyes of the child at night to bring on dreams and sleep.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandman]

Sandman - DC Comics

Establishing this connection further, the movie Rise of the Guardians is produced by DreamWorks.

Dreams are something intangible, unsubstantial, ethereal. They have no more substance than the media caricatures of America’s politicians. Blink and they are gone. The President, and those in league with him, are asking Americans to believe in them. They are asking for the people’s trust, assuring them that they serve the ultimate welfare of the populace. This is an illusion. It is part of the dragon’s breath, that flood of deception being poured out upon the earth.

The image portrayed of America’s current President is a fable. It contains no more truth than the story of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or the Easter Bunny. Yet, when people believe it, it becomes real to them.



I highly recommend to all who are able that they watch the video Dreams of My Real Father. It draws back the curtain and exposes the fraud that has been perpetrated upon America.


(If you are an Amazon Prime member, the video is free for viewing. For others it is a available for a nominal fee.)

The video reveals that the image of Obama portrayed to the masses is fiction. His persona has been engineered by various members of a global elite working to bring forth a New World Order. Like the sand that was taken from Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and used to construct an image of Barack Obama at the DNC forum in Charlotte, his appearance is something that has been crafted by the powers that be.

There is an insightful article on World Net Daily that sets forth a potent argument for William Ayers being the actual author of the Obama biography Dreams From My Father. There are some intriguing statements found in the article.

Allow me to reconstruct how Obama transformed himself in a few short years from an awkward amateur into what the New York Times has called “that rare politician who can write … and write movingly and genuinely about himself.”
[Source: http://www.wnd.com/2008/10/77815/]

Obama is truly a sandman, having experienced a re-birth, taking on a new identity. His image continues to morph to suit the moment. Before Barack Obama had done anything as President of the United States he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A bringer of peace became another part of his persona, though this reputation was baseless.

What is the connection between the Sandman and Rise of the Guardians? This is a question I have been pondering. It is not without purpose that the powers that rule Hollywood should choose at this very hour when the Sandy Hook shootings occurred, to have a major motion picture for children out in the theaters that is titledRise of the Guardians. This movie is based on a series of books by William Joyce titled The Guardians of Childhood. This is a bizarre, if not macabre, coincidence. Keep in mind that “holly wood” is used to make wands for witches and wizards. In the Harry Potter series, Harry’s wand was made of holly wood. Satan uses movies for diabolical and occult purposes.

In the movie, a character named Pitch seeks to engulf the world in darkness. This is a theme found in multiple movies of late (The Dark Knight Rises, Zero Dark Thirty, Into Darkness, etc.). In Rise of the Guardians a group of fictitious characters arises to save the world and guard the children. At the same time we are seeing a group of fictional guardians arising in the natural world, led by the mythological image recognized as Barack Hussein Obama. He is the Sandman (Sandy). In the movie, the mythological beings triumph over darkness when Sandy is resurrected through the faith of the children. Sandy the Sandman replaces the nightmares of Pitch with the pleasant dreams he supplies. Barack Obama is also a purveyor of dreams which he invites all mankind to embrace.

Living The Dream

Hope - Believe - Dream


It was at Sandy Hook that Obama recently was put on display by his handlers to establish his image as guardian of the children, the one who will drive away their nightmares and cause them to dream pleasant dreams once more.

Photo Op for Obama in Sandy Hook Where He Appears as the Guardian of Childhood

The image above brings to mind the words of Christ:

Mark 10:14
“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”

Yet this image is a charade. This is the man who, while a politician in Illinois, voted against legislation that would have required healthcare professionals to provide life support for viable babies born alive during failed abortions. He chose rather to permit the living babies to be cast aside to die as the medical staff neglected them. Obama’s voting record while in the Senate was the most liberal (immoral) in the nation. He is no guardian of children, but he will don the persona when it is useful.

II Corinthians 11:13-15
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.

It seems to me that the crime in Sandy Hook is being used by proponents of a New World Order to accomplish multiple goals. One is the erosion of gun ownership rights among private citizens. Another aim is to encourage the people to buy into the idea that the government should fulfill the role of the guardian of all children. As false apostles, deceitful workers who have donned a disguise, these servants of Satan would portray themselves as servants of righteousness and ministers of light who will keep the darkness at bay.

Observe now, the deceit of Satan. Satan’s disciples control all sides of the public discussion. The conflict between the NRA and the government is choreographed. The government causes the people to respond with great fear that their guns will be taken away, and the NRA counters with a solution that is precisely what the NWO intended. Put an armed government employee in every school in the land. Let the government arise as the guardians of childhood, and have it accomplished in such a way that it appears that the people have demanded it.

N.R.A. Envisions ‘a Good Guy With a Gun’ in Every School

WASHINGTON — After a weeklong silence, the National Rifle Association announced Friday that it wants to arm security officers at every school in the country...

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A. vice president, said...

Mr. LaPierre said his organization would finance and develop a program called the National Model School Shield Program, to work with schools to arm and train school guards, including retired police officers and volunteers. The gun rights group named Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman from Arkansas and administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, to lead a task force to develop the program.

Mr. LaPierre also said that before Congress moved to pass any new gun restrictions, it should “act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation” by the time students return from winter break in January.
[Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/us/nra-calls-for-armed-guards-at-schools.html]

The media has recently played up stories of former Marines who voluntarily took up station outside their children’s schools in the wake of Sandy Hook. In both California, and Nashville, Tennessee, Marines stationed themselves outside of schools to guard the children.



In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre we are seeing the rise of the guardians. It seems more than coincidence that this very month, in a town very near to where I live, a new facility has opened to train police, private guards, and other law enforcement personnel in urban warfare and disaster preparedness. They have constructed a miniature city to conduct their training. The name of the training facility - “Guardian Center.”

Guardian Training Center Opens in Perry, Georgia


To close what has become a lengthier post than I anticipated, I will state that the promises of Satan and those who are his servants are deceptive. Light is promised only to bring in darkness. The promise of pleasant dreams will lead to nightmares. Consider the following comic book cover from DC Comics, bearing in mind the relation of the letters “DC” to Washington, D.C..

May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

75 Economic Numbers That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To BelieveWhat a year 2012 has been!  The mainstream media continues to tell us what a "great job" the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve are doing of managing the economy, but meanwhile things just continue to get even worse for the poor and the middle class.  It is imperative that we educate the American people about the true condition of our economy and about why all of this is happening.  If nothing is done, our debt problems will continue to get worse, millions of jobs will continue to leave the country, small businesses will continue to be suffocated, the middle class will continue to collapse, and poverty in the United States will continue to explode.  Just "tweaking" things slightly is not going to fix our economy.  We need a fundamental change in direction.  Right now we are living in a bubble of debt-fueled false prosperity that allows us to continue to consume far more wealth than we produce, but when that bubble bursts we are going to experience the most painful economic "adjustment" that America has ever gone through.  We need to be able to explain to our fellow Americans what is coming, why it is coming and what needs to be done.  Hopefully the crazy economic numbers that I have included in this article will be shocking enough to wake some people up.
The end of the year is a time when people tend to gather with family and friends more than they do during the rest of the year.  Hopefully many of you will use the list below as a tool to help start some conversations about the coming economic collapse with your loved ones.  Sadly, most Americans still tend to doubt that we are heading into economic oblivion.  So if you have someone among your family and friends that believes that everything is going to be "just fine", just show them these numbers.  They are a good summary of the problems that the U.S. economy is currently facing.
The following are 50 economic numbers from 2012 that are almost too crazy to believe...
#1 In December 2008, 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps.  Today, a new all-time record of47.7 million Americans are on food stamps.  That number has increased by more than 50 percent over the past four years, and yet the mainstream media still has the gall to insist that "things are getting better".
#2 Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps.  Today, about one out of every 6.5 Americans is on food stamps.
#3 According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of "Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming."
#4 According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all Americans have received money from a safety net program run by the federal government at some point in their lives.
#5 For the first time ever, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless.  That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year.
#6 Median household income in the U.S. has fallen for four consecutive years.  Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.
#7 Families that have a head of household under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.
#8 The percentage of working age Americans with a job has been under 59 percent for 39 months in a row.
#9 In September 2009, during the depths of the last economic crisis, 58.7 percent of all working age Americans were employed.  In November 2012, 58.7 percent of all working age Americans were employed.  It is more then 3 years later, and we are in the exact same place.
#10 When you total up all working age Americans that do not have a job in America today, it comes tomore than 100 million.
#11 According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all small business owners in America "say they would not start a business today given what they know now and in the current environment."
#12 The number of jobs at new small businesses continues to decline.  According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the decline in the number of startup jobs per 1000 Americans breaks downby presidential administration...
Bush Sr.: 11.3
Clinton: 11.2
Bush Jr.: 10.8
Obama: 7.8
#13 The U.S. share of global GDP has fallen from 31.8 percent in 2001 to 21.6 percent in 2011.
#14 The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.
#15 There are four major U.S. banks that each have more than 40 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives.
#16 In 2000, there were more than 17 million Americans working in manufacturing, but now there are less than 12 million.
#17 According to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of all Americans were "middle income" back in 1971.  Today, only 51 percent of all Americans are.
#18 The Pew Research Center has also found that 85 percent of all middle class Americans say that it is harder to maintain a middle class standard of living today than it was 10 years ago.
#19 62 percent of all middle class Americans say that they have had to reduce household spendingover the past year.
#20 Right now, approximately 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be "low income" or are living in poverty.
#21 Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be either "low income" or impoverished.
#22 According to one survey, 77 percent of all Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time.
#23 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.
#24 The average amount of time that an unemployed worker stays out of work in the United States is40 weeks.
#25 If you can believe it, approximately one out of every four American workers makes 10 dollars an hour or less.
#26 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person receives financial assistance from the federal government.  Back in 1983, that number was less than 30 percent.
#27 Right now, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.  And that does not even count Social Security or Medicare.  Overall, there are almost 80 different "means-tested welfare programs" that the federal government is currently running.
#28 When you account for all government transfer payments and all forms of government employment, more than half of all Americans are now at least partially financially dependent on the government.
#29 Barack Obama has been president for less than four years, and during that time the number of Americans "not in the labor force" has increased by nearly 8.5 million.  Something seems really "off" about that number, because during the entire decade of the 1980s the number of Americans "not in the labor force" only rose by about 2.5 million.
#30 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.
#31 According to USA Today, many Americans have actually seen their water bills triple over the past 12 years.
#32 There are now 20.2 million Americans that spend more than half of their incomes on housing.  That represents a 46 percent increase from 2001.
#33 Right now, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.
#34 As the economy has slowed down, so has the number of marriages.  According to a Pew Research Center analysis, only 51 percent of all Americans that are at least 18 years old are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all U.S. adults were married.
#35 At this point, only 24.6 percent of all jobs in the United States are good jobs.
#36 In 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance.  Today, only 55.1 percent are covered by employment-based health insurance.
#37 Recently it was announced that total student loan debt in the United States has passed the one trillion dollar mark.
#38 If you can believe it, one out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.
#39 One survey of business executives has ranked California as the worst state in America to do business for 8 years in a row.
#40 In the city of Detroit today, more than 50 percent of all children are living in poverty, andclose to 50 percent of all adults are functionally illiterate.
#41 It is being projected that half of all American children will be on food stamps at least once before they turn 18 years of age.
#42 More than three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as will be sold in 2012.
#43 If you can believe it, 53 percent of all Americans with a bachelor's degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed last year.
#44 The U.S. economy continues to trade good paying jobs for low paying jobs.  60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession were mid-wage jobs, but 58 percent of the jobs created since then have been low wage jobs.
#45 Our trade deficit with China in 2011 was $295.5 billion.  That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet.
#46 The United States has lost an average of approximately 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
#47 According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.
#48 The U.S. tax code is now more than 3.8 million words long.  If you took all of William Shakespeare's works and collected them together, the entire collection would only be about 900,000 words long.
#49 According to the IMF, the global elite are holding a total of 18 trillion dollars in offshore banking havens such as the Cayman Islands.
#50 The value of the U.S. dollar has declined by more than 96 percent since the Federal Reserve was first created.
#51 2012 was the third year in a row that the yield for corn has declined in the United States.
#52 Experts are telling us that global food reserves have reached their lowest level in almost 40 years.
#53 One recent survey discovered that 40 percent of all Americans have $500 or less in savings.
#54 If you can believe it, one recent survey found that 28 percent of all Americans do not have a single penny saved for emergencies.
#55 Medical costs related to obesity in the United States are estimated to be approximately $147 billion a year.
#56 Corporate profits as a percentage of GDP are at an all-time high.  Meanwhile, wages as a percentage of GDP are near an all-time low.
#57 Today, the wealthiest 1 percent of all Americans own more wealth than the bottom 95 percentcombined.
#58 The wealthiest 400 families in the United States have about as much wealth as the bottom 50 percent of all Americans combined.
#59 The six heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have a net worth that is roughly equal to thebottom 30 percent of all Americans combined.
#60 At this point, the poorest 50 percent of all Americans collectively own just 2.5% of all the wealth in the United States.
#61 Nearly 500,000 federal employees now make at least $100,000 a year.
#62 In 2006, only 12 percent of all federal workers made $100,000 or more per year.  Now, approximately 22 percent of all federal workers do.
#63 If you can believe it, there are 77,000 federal workers that make more than the governors of their own states do.
#64 Nearly 15,000 retired federal workers are collecting federal pensions for life worth at least $100,000 annually.  The list includes such names as Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Dick Gephardt and Dick Cheney.
#65 U.S. taxpayers spend more than 20 times as much on the Obamas as British taxpayers spend on the royal family.
#66 Family homelessness in the Washington D.C. region (one of the wealthiest regions in the entire country) has risen 23 percent since the last recession began.
#67 If Bill Gates gave every single penny of his fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover the U.S. budget deficit for about 15 days.
#68 During fiscal year 2012, 62 percent of the federal budget was spent on entitlements.
#69 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid.  Today, approximately one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid.
#70 It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.
#71 Medicare is also growing by leaps and bounds.  As I wrote about recently, it is being projected that the number of Americans on Medicare will grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million in 2025.
#72 Thanks to our foolish politicians (including Obama), Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars over the next 75 years.  That comes to approximately $328,404 for each and every household in the United States.
#73 Amazingly, the U.S. national debt is now up to 16.3 trillion dollars.  When Barack Obama first took office the national debt was just 10.6 trillion dollars.
#74 During the first four years of the Obama administration, the U.S. government accumulated about as much debt as it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that George W. Bush took office.
#75 Today, the U.S. national debt is more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was originally created back in 1913.
Economic Collapse