A View From the Nest Edition 42015


Top of the Nest

Iran to get $50 billion signing bonus for bogus agreement

The Iran nuclear deal simply gets worse by the day. Iran gets $50 billion for signing bogus agreement Via the Wall Street Journal “Our main concern here is making sure that if Iran doesn’t abide by its agreement that we don’t have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops in order to reinstate sanctions,” the president said at a news conference.

In addition to a rather sizable signing bonus, Iran gives up nothing in return. In fact they get to keep their secret bomb building facilities under wraps since all military installations are off limits to IAEA inspectors according to a top Iranian Official.

We know of at least two facilities that in the past were found to be making weapons hidden on military bases, but I am sure that Iran will not seek to do the same thing at other military installations once they receive the signing bonus.Right? Wrong!


Immigration expert: ISIS setting up terror camps 8 miles south of US border in area controlled by Mexican drug cartel.

A pro-immigration enforcement advocate says he can’t understand why the Left seems untroubled by reports of an ISIS terrorist cell on the U.S. border. Judicial Watch broke the news April 17 about the ISIS cell, which is allegedly located eight miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border in an area controlled by a Mexican drug cartel.

No problem though since Obama assures us that the BORDER is more secure now then ever. There is absolutely no way that Mexican drug cartel members can get across our borders so we need not worry about ISIS getting in. YEAH RIGHT!

Oh but there is more


FBI-Mexico cover-up of U.S. border ISIS camp?

AND THERE IS THIS REPORT


6 immigrants to US indicted in alleged plot to support ISIS, Al Qaeda

Six Bosnian natives who immigrated to the U.S. sent money and military equipment to support Al Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State terror group, the Justice Department said Friday night. The conspiracy, which authorities say dates back to May 2013, supported Abdullah Ramo Pazara and others fighting with the terror groups, according to a federal indictment.


FBI Arrests Six in Minnesota, California ISIS Recruitment Network

US Warship Moving To Block Iranian Weapons Deliveries To Rebels In Yemen

The USS Theodore Roosevelt is moving toward Yemeni waters to intercept any Iranian ships attempting at delivering weaponry to Shiite, Houthi rebels in Yemen. The warship will join other American ships prepared to halt attempts at arming the Houthis. According to The Associated Press: There are about nine U.S.


From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

Her Homeowners Association Made Her Take Down Her Flagpole. Then She Read the Rules and Made a Discovery.

It always pays to double-check the rules. Tennessee veteran Delia Foster was forced to take down her flagpole by her homeowners association a few months ago, but now she’s flying Old Glory once again thanks her own hard work, WBIR-TV reported.


Texas Woman Has a Bold Message for Gov’t Officials After Being Fined $2,000 for Feeding the Poor

Joan Cheever, a food truck owner in San Antonio, Texas, who uses her mobile restaurant to feed the poor, has no plans of backing down in the midst of her very public clash with authorities over a $2,000 fine that she was given for failing to transport food in a permitted…


Free Range Children

Agenda 21 A recent story in the media about 2 children aged 10 and 6 being taken into protective custody by over-zealous officials has introduced a phrase I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more of in coming years – Free Range Children.

When I was a child before the age of bike helmets and knee pads, I and my two siblings would ride our bikes through our neighborhood and play at the neighbors house for hours on end. We would even at times walk to the near-by elementary school (about 1/2 mile from home) after hours to play a pick-up game of tackle football. We would play until almost dark and then head back home. This was NORMAL growing up in America. What has happened to this once great nation? Where neighborhoods where kid friendly.

We have become a nation dead set against teaching respect and ethics along with morality; instead we lock-up our children and let the criminals run society. We are abusing our children in the name of protecting them. We are stealing their freedom to learn and explore in the name of security.

What we are creating is a hostile environment our children are going to have to navigate without having the tools at their disposal to deal with the thugs and bullies they are sure to encounter.

Let us get back to a more civil society where we are taught to respect and look out for one another. A society that once held biblical values up as the gold standard. Now anything goes except morality and the golden rule.


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Study: EPA Preparing to Slash Another 300,000 Jobs

The Environmental Protection Agency is putting the final touches on a rule requiring a 30% reduction of CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel-burning power plants by 2030. An independent analysis by The Heritage Foundation predicts “[a]n average employment shortfall of nearly 300,000 jobs,” adding the U.S.


The Death Tax Is an Economic Bludgeon


ISIS executes 35 Ethiopian Christians


Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept their lives by forming a human chain to resist further assault. Another 400 are presumed dead in the sinking of another migrant boat near the Libyan coast.

Does anyone still think this is a religion of peace?


Union Threatens Walmart Over 2,200 Layoffs


The Looney Bin

Crazy but true stories

Wisconsin Police Violently Invade Homes Of Thought-Criminals, AKA Conservatives

As you may have noticed by their unhinged shrieking, leftists in Wisconsin haven’t been able to thwart the will of the people. Having failed to remove Scott Walker from office, they’ve decided to take out their revenge on his supporters. This article, by David French at National Review, is so shocking that it’s almost impossible to summarize.


Should Christians Wear Orange Jumpsuits To Church?

Should Christians wear orange jumpsuits to church? Washington, D.C.-based Church on the Hill minister Rev. Patrick Mahoney started a social media campaign based on the Twitter hashtag #orangejumpsuit to encourage American Christians to recognize the plight of Christians being executed by Islamic radicals.


When Mom Marries a Pedophile, Social Services Comes Up With a Plan to Literally Lock Up Her Two 13 yo Girls

Is this sick or what?


The Duck Pond

Where you find all the QUACKS

More fallout in Boston from the slow-motion collapse of Big Wind.

Put not your faith in politically-subsidized energy projects: The [Deval] Patrick [D, MA] administration’s $113 million New Bedford marine terminal, built as a Cape Wind construction staging area, has become a taxpayer-funded boondoggle now that the controversial offshore wind farm project is virtually dead in the water.

You got to love the loons who live on the left, they keep coming up with new ideas that never seem to pan out while they pooh pooh any of the tried and true programs that actually work. You see liberals see themselves as being smarter than everyone else so therefore all their ideas are good ones and worth pouring billions of dollars into. Although it does not take long to see that these ideas are not what they are QUACKED up to be.

Wind, solar, electric cars, ethanol, bio-diesel, and other alternative methods of producing cheap, reliable, sustainable energy are not feasible, if they were viable options the private sector would have been developing them for a profit, instead liberal politicians have to subsidize them for billions of dollars of wasted taxpayer funds.

What we need to remember about all this GREEN ENERGY talk is the only ENERGY the politicians are really interested in creating is ENERGY to fund their campaigns for re-election. And the GREEN part of the equation is all the taxpayer money that is being funneled back into democrat coffers after rewarding their crony pals who start fake businesses to rake in taxpayer money.


Earth Day’s Coming, Which Means Climate Rhetoric’s Heating Up

In Saturday’s weekly address, Barack Obama devoted his lecture to Earth Day, which is to be recognized Wednesday, and pivoted once again to doubling down on global warming so we can “protect this precious planet we call home.” He claimed, “[T]oday, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.

ISIL, ISIS, Nuclear Iran, failed governments in Yemen and Sudan, Chinese war machine building up, Russian aggression and military vessels in the arctic, are not a huge threat to our planet. Climate change however is top of the list for Obama.


The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

A Godly Right to Privacy

Originalists, specifics, rule of law, moral code, individualism. Pragmatists, convolution of specifics into “general” definitions, the rule of man, man-made moral code, and collectivism. First, we must understand that the Constitution does not give rights, and it does not guarantee rights.


Little Boy: A classic modern film

There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy, in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. The film is set in a Southern California town during World War II.


Views From the Nest 2-13-2015


 

 

 

Top of the Nest

First up tonight is this story from Washington Times. Obama has decided that illegals who entered this country uninvited, and somehow were able to land jobs using a phony Social Security number can apply for an actual Social Security number to file their taxes. Not only can they get a legal SS# but they can then apply for the Earned Income Tax credit retroactively for up to the last 3 yrs for which they worked in this country illegally.

I am not a fan of these tax credits whether it is the EITC or the child tax credit because it establishes inequality under the law by giving special privileges to a certain class of people. And I am certainly not in favor or giving someone a check against a tax bill they do not owe. In other words once your tax bill reaches zero and you do not owe the federal government any tax money you should not get a check in the mail from other taxpayers.

The IRS calls this an Earned Income tax credit but if the EITC ends up being more than your tax bill it is no longer a credit but a transfer of wealth payment (welfare). I can see offering a credit that eliminates your tax burden but not to make a profit from.

Secondly these folks have worked in the country illegally and they should be fined and or imprisoned along with the companies that hire them not rewarded for their illegal activity. There is nothing noble about these people who could, if they really wanted to, go into any immigration office and apply for legal citizenship status and apply for a work permit and become legal. These folks refuse to take that simple step and yet our government is telling us that for some reason these folks deserve special treatment.

Not only can these illegals claim the EITC for past years when they filed a tax return even if they did not file a return they will be able to claim the EITC. Now I understand that unless you are a prominent democrat if you fail to file and pay taxes you are subject to fines and a jail sentence. In fact the IRS code increases the penalties and interest for those who file fraudulent returns, I would think a tax return using a fake SS# would qualify as fraud.

So then if the government is going to give special exemptions for ILLEGAL residents of the US then shouldn’t a LEGAL citizen be given the same exemptions?

IRS to pay back-refunds to illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes

IRS 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.


Fair Tax, Flat Tax, and the United States Constitution

Out of control federal spending, Eliminate direct taxation completely, repeal the 16th Amendment, shut down the Federal Reserve, stop the process of our government printing fiat money As Federal Spending continues to skyrocket, and the deflation of the American Dollar worsens while the Federal Reserve keeps pumping fiat money into our weakened economy (while deceptively telling us we are in an economic recovery), we have come to the conclusion as Americans that something needs to be done about the madness.


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

ISIS spreads to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Libya


Despite Record Revenue, Deficit Keeps Expanding

The Treasury Department has already raked in a record $1,046,224,000,000 so far this fiscal year, CNSNews.com reported, which means 2015 marks the first time the government hit the $1 trillion revenue benchmark in the first quarter. (The previous record, held last year, was $960,598,000,000.)

Government does not have a revenue problem it has a spending problem.


Will Greece Exit the Eurozone?

The Last Word

It’s Too Cold To Protest Global Warming At Yale

Yale anti-fossil fuel campaigners have indefinitely postponed a protest that was set for this weekend due to “unfavorable weather and other logistical issues.” Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, told the Yale Daily News that frigid, snowy weather set for this weekend will mean their global warming protest will have to be postponed.


Shouldn’t these students be celebrating the advances made toward curbing global warming? A record cold snap once again grips the northeast where Yale is located and I would think that most of the residents of the great white northeast are hoping for some GLOBAL WARMING to end this barrage of record snowfall. In fact I am sure more than one resident of the frozen northeast are thankful for the OIL and gas-fired heater systems installed in their homes.

Others are not so thankful and want to promote green energy like solar and wind. How much sun does a solar panel collect while buried under 6 feet of snow? How much wind energy can a wind turbine produce while frozen solid with several inches of ice?

As I sit here and freeze while temperatures hover in the single digits I am so thankful for the warmth of a well heated home. And I for one am praying for some global warming to take place real soon. If the alternative is more freezing temperatures and another ice age I say let’s do whatever we can to raise the global temperatures it is far easier to stay cool then it is to keep warm.

And that is the way I see it. What say you?

 

 

Views From the Nest 2-12-2015


 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

Lincoln’s birthday is upon us. And with a reluctant but free-spending captain at the helm of the free world’s flagship, we are reminded how sorely we miss Lincoln’s genuine strength of character, bold sense of purpose, and lifelong passion for defending American values and ideals.


Top of the Nest

How America Lost its Soul – The Moral and Intellectual Collapse of the United States

What happened in the United States that got us to this point in history? There are lots of theories and avenues to the insanity. But if there is one institution that’s done it, it’s our educational system. Most schools in the United States – from kindergarten through the graduate level, including law schools – have jettisoned any remnant of a biblical moral order.


In Pursuit of Higher Education

Outrageous! Florida Public School Bans Students from Saying “God Bless America” over the Loudspeaker!

God Bless America! Sure. It may be the single most ubiquitous phrase in politics. Every politicians from Obama to Reagan has dropped the pithy little blessing at the end of every speech since the dawn of American politics – but none of that matters once the atheists get involved.


By contrast:

Bobby Jindal Lays Out His Plan for Reforming America’s Education System

Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) is doing his level best to lay the groundwork for his 2016 Presidential run. He started a couple of weeks ago by jumping right into the middle of Europe’s Islamic radicalism problems (rocking the European Political Correctness Boat in the process), and this week he’s come home to move on to domestic policy, namely one of the issues that most Americans usually list as one of their top concerns – Education.


Is This a Key to Fixing America’s Public Schools?

Roosevelt High School, formerly Oregon’s most under-resourced and at-risk school, was in danger of shuttering before a pastor and his caring congregation set out on an unprecedented journey to form a long-standing relationship that not only saved the school, but also profoundly transformed the lives of its students and…


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Obama Makes Faces, Takes Selfies and Goofs Off in BuzzFeed Video

In case you thought you’d never see President Barack Obama use a selfie stick, are you ever in for a treat. He does that and more in a new BuzzFeed video, “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About.” Among the gems from the commander in chief: sticking his tongue…


Feds Spend 14 Times More On Green Energy Per Year Than Embassy Security

Here’s a surprising figure, the federal government has spent more per year on solar power and other green energy programs in the last five years than it did on securing U.S. embassies.

Just thought you might want to know what the Obama administration prioritizes.

The only green in ‘green energy’ is your hard earned money being spent on one failed green energy project after another.


Kerry: US To Ease Sanctions on Russia If Minsk Accords Hold


GOP, Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Lift Cuban Embargo

Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of granting relief to these dictatorships around the world our government would grant an embargo on all the regulations it places upon its own citizens.


Study: Kids of Gay Parents at Bigger Risk of ‘Emotional Problems’ Than Children of Opposite-Sex Parents


America’s Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Files for Bankruptcy

The Top 10 Government Programs Deemed ‘High Risk’ for Fraud, Abuse and Mismanagement


From the Back of the Nest

This ‘Tail’ of Loss and Unselfish Love May Be One of the Best Valentine’s Stories of All

For his entire tour of Afghanistan and before, ‘Spike’ the black lab was Marine Jared Heine’s brother, his bud and his savior. While deployed to Helmand Province, Spike sniffed out bombs and kept Jared and his buddies safe. Heine told CBS News the relationship was close: “He did a great job at it.


The Looney Bin

Citywide Nude Bike Ride Prompts Montana Lawmaker to Propose a Ban On These ‘Obscene’ Clothing Items

Pretty much anyone can tell you that yoga pants have grown in popularity for women in recent years. Sales of yoga apparel, including yoga pants, increased by 45% in 2013. But(t) one state representative in Montana wants to outlaw them. Why? Because he thinks they’re obscene. According to the Billings Gazette, State Rep.

With all the really important issues facing America this one Montana State Rep felt Yoga pants was a high priority item that needed to be addressed by legislation. It is important to note that the council tabled the motion.

I wonder who issued the permit for the NAKED BIKE RIDE?


College Students Refuse Meatless Monday Propaganda
Those promoting Meatless Monday campaign were championing the war on man-made climate change

The fundamental lie that is used to make Meatless Monday seem like a good idea is anthropogenic global warming. I don’t know if the college students who pushed back hard against the Meatless Monday campaign are outright skeptics about man-made climate change, or if they simply refuse to believe meatlessness is an essential part of dealing with that claim.


The Last Word

“I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you. … I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool. … For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! …” (2 Corinthians 11:1–2, 16, 19–21, ESV).

Preferring those who hate us

There is a Ph.D. dissertation in it for whoever can figure out why we always prefer those who hate us. The spectacle of a few weeks ago of students at the University of California, Davis, heckling their Jewish peers and shouting “Allahu Akbar” would be merely funny if it were not tragic.


 

 

 

Views from the Nest 2-5-2015


Jeb Bush Believes DREAMers Should Stay in U.S.

If Jeb Bush wins the Republican presidential nomination, it will indicate a softening of the GOP approach to immigration. The progressive American Bridge, an opposition research firm that targets Republicans, released videos of Bush at a meeting of the Hispanic Leadership Network explaining his…y


Abortion versus the States

With the 2015 March for Life two weeks behind us, states across the country are debating and voting on bills related to life issues. From “telemed” abortions to parental notification and consent, U.S. legislatures continue to defy the “science is settled” one-size-fits-all Roe v. Wade and Doe v.y


Islam and Appeasement

Europe and America are impaled on the horns of a strategic dilemma. On the one hand, the world is besieged by jihadi religious terror, barbarity, and serial wars with jihadists. Concurrently, most of the civilized world defends the very religious cultures, Sunni and Shia Islam especially, where the problems originate.y


Global Warming Pause: Is the End Near?

Global Warming (GW) alarmists are in a pickle: no GW, in spite of rising CO2 levels. True believers are using quasi-religious slogans, like “The End [of the GW pause] is Near” and “Repent [Stop emitting CO2] Before It’s Too Late.”y


How to Make Young People Conservative

Influential talk show host Mark Levin has called on constitutional conservatives to come up with a way to appeal to young people. Levin said it is not enough to make intellectual arguments for conservatism and constitutionalism; we must come up with a way to reach young people that has emotional impact.y

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America Loves a Sniper

I took with me to the movie a buddy who was a sniper in the Vietnam War. While gasbags like Michael Moore toss around the word “cowardly” about men whose boots they are not fit to lace up, those who have served in combat know that snipers are just another reliable weapon, typically picking off with precision enemy threats to our own troops, at considerable risk to the snipers themselves, who were hunted with vigor.y


Obama: ‘People Committed Terrible Deeds in the Name of Christ’

(CNSNews.com) – Professions of faith can be used both as instruments of great good but also twisted and misused in the name of evil,” President Obama told the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, in a speech that drew light smatterings of applause.y


 

 

 

What’s Melting the Antartic Ice?


First there was this headline:

Melt of Key Antarctic Glaciers ‘Unstoppable,’ Studies Find | Climate

According to the story sea level rise estimates are going to need to be revised upward: A portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet that is home to some of the fastest-flowing glaciers on the continent appears to have entered a state of retreat and melt that is “unstoppable,” two new studies have found.

In another report we read these words of alarm: the retreat of ice in the Amundsen sea sector of West Antarctica was unstoppable, with major consequences – it will mean that sea levels will rise one metre worldwide. What’s more, its disappearance will likely trigger the collapse of the rest of the West Antarctic ice sheet, which comes with a sea level rise of between three and five metres. Such an event will displace millions of people worldwide.

The article continues with this: there is no red button to stop this process. Reversing the climate system to what it was in the 1970s seems unlikely; we can barely get a grip on emissions that have tripled since the Kyoto protocol, which was designed to hit reduction targets. Slowing down climate warming remains a good idea, however – the Antarctic system will at least take longer to get to this point.

Unabated climate warming of several degrees over the next century is likely to speed up the collapse of West Antarctica, but it could also trigger irreversible retreat of marine-based sectors of East Antarctica. Whether we should do something about it is simply a matter of common sense. And the time to act is now; Antarctica is not waiting for us.

Get the whole report http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/17/climate-change-antarctica-glaciers-melting-global-warming-nasa

This should make us all stop what we are doing and immediately start to cut our carbon footprints so as not cause global flooding. The problem is there is an entirely natural explanation for all this sea ice melting and it has nothing to do with “global warming.”

BREAKING NEWS: Mantle Plumes Cause of Antarctic Glacial Melt

A new study finds subglacial volcanoes and mantle plumes are melting Thwaites Glacier, a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica’s Pine Island Bay. Areas of the glacier that sit near geologic features thought to be volcanic are melting faster than regions farther away from plumes, said Dustin Schroeder, the study’s lead author and a geophysicist at the University of Texas at Austin.

The melt caused by mantle plumes could lubricate the ice sheet from beneath, hastening its flow toward the sea. To understand how much the supper-heated viscous rock contributes to this flow and what that means for the future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – glaciologists and climate scientists will have to include the new finer-grained findings in their models. Schroeder and his colleagues also plan to expand their study to other glaciers in the region.

In other words volcanic activity beneath the ice is what is causing them to heat up and melt. So you can take a deep breath and exhale that CO2 into the atmosphere without the fear that you are causing polar bears to die and glaciers to melt.

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